December 18, 2010
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I recommend short duration high intensity workouts once or twice a week and recently Arvind also wrote an awesome post on HIIT which explains the pros and cons of such training. The problem seems to be that a lot of folks seem to not understand what high intensity means. In order to give you an idea of what high intensity is we shot a little video today. Below are the details.
10 rounds for time (i.e. as fast as possible)
Here is the workout.
- These sound like small numbers but when you add them up the workout contains 50 pushups, 50 jump squats and 30 pull-ups (130 reps) all in less than 4 mins. So beware.
- This is a condensed form of my usual workout. Most of my high intensity workouts are ~ 10 mins. The idea was to keep the video under 5mins and hence the shorter workout.
- Scale appropriately! If you cant do pushups do knee pushups etc.
- If you can do this without issues, do my regular version which is 20-5 rounds or 10 pushups, 10 squat jumps, 6 pushups for 10 rounds.