High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) / Rest Based Training (RBT)

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Well after 4 months of Body Shred classes in the studio you may be wondering why we chose it for our brand new studio!

1. It is fun! You can punch, kick and sweat as hard as you want
2. It is the most efficient calorie burning exercise on the planet
3. You can achieve your desired heart rate & fitness goals very quickly
4. You use all parts of the body in a class
5. You can do BodyShred and Pilates together
6. You can achieve a metabolic effect with BodyShred

So I want you to think of something completely different than you always have about exercise. Rest is good! To burn fat you need to boost your metabolism! To boost your metabolism you need to push beyond your comfort zone. After you push through your comfort zone you need to rest so that you can do it again and again very intensely for the next 30 minutes.
I will borrow from my very knowledgeable friends at Metabolic effect and share their views on rest-based training!

Rest and exercise are usually thought of as opposites, but they are actually complimentary and dependent upon one another. Just as night can only be defined in the context of day, exercise and rest are similarly connected. Rest is the single biggest determinant of exercise intensity. Without intense workouts, fitness results will be lacking and without rest, intensity will be compromised.
Think about it this way: a champion sprinter who attempts two 100-yard dashes immediately back to back with no rest will see a serious drop in stamina during the second race. The intensity generated in the first run would severely impede the performance of the second. With no rest between races, the sprinter could not physically or mentally muster the same effort. Resting between the two races is required to reset the body. Only with rest would the sprinter be able to push his body to its max for a second time.

The above scenario illustrates the concept of rest-based exercise. By focusing attention on rest during training, it is possible to reset both mental and physical capacity to achieve more than would be possible without it. Rest-based training is a new training philosophy developed by Metabolic Effect. It preaches that rest in a workout is not only a good thing, but should be the primary goal of any training program focused on delivering real results.

The more you rest, the harder you will push. The harder you push, the more you will have to rest. Rest and work in exercise are dependent upon one another and together deliver far better results than can be achieved with pacing.
The Language we like to use is push until you cant, rest until you can. Some people take lots of shorter rests, while others prefer longer periods of rest. With rest-based training you use rest strategically to generate just the right intensity for your individual metabolic needs.

Push hard, rest hard and then do it again. That’s how you achieve the Metabolic Effect.

RBT materials via Jade Teta – Metabolic Effect

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