WHAT DO SOME OF THE VARIOUS FORMATS MEAN?
Several of the FIT IN 15 Videos feature formats that you may not be familiar with. Below, I try and help to clarify what some of these terms and formats mean. You can always comment on the YouTube videos or send me an email and I will help you clarify.
What is HIIT?
HIIT Training stands for High Intensity Interval Training and it is a form of fitness where you push a high intensity through a short interval. In other words, HIIT is designed to keep your heart rate high and force your body to produce high output in a short amount of time. HIIT burns a ton of calories/minute and increases your Resting Metabolic Rate. Most of the Fit In 15 workouts are HIIT in nature and are intended to give you a very intense workout in a short 15 minute period of time. Here are some good articles on HIIT Training:
8 Benefits of HIIT
HIIT Training (another article)
**Just Google HIIT and see what pops up, pretty amazing stuff
WHAT IS AN AMRAP?
AMRAP means "As Many Rounds As Possible". The way an AMRAP works is that you have a group of exercises and reps to do and then are given in a timed set. Your goal is to see how many rounds you can do those exercises. For example, I may say 5 Burpees, 5 Squats and 5 Push-Ups. You have 3 minutes to see how many times you can do
WHAT IS TABATA?
Many of these Fit In 15 Videos are going to feature a format called Tabata. Tabata Protocol is a form of HIIT where you use a 20/10 time format for 8 rounds. You can do Tabata with one exercise, a pair or multiple exercises. It really depends on how you structure it. I love to pair up two exercises and use the Tabata Protocol in an alternating pattern. For example, Burpees and Push-Ups. You will do Burpees for 20 seconds, take a 10 second rest then do Push-Ups for 20 seconds and keep alternating that pattern for 8 rounds. 8 rounds = 4 minutes. I love Tabata because in such a short interval you are forced to work super hard and keep that heart rate high.
For more on what Tabata Training is, here is a website dedicated to Tabata.