Portland Oregon Fitness: Looking To Burn Some Quick Calories

If you are looking to burn some quick calories and also work up a good sweat, then try HITT training on the treadmill. You do not have to do a DVD program to experience HITT training, you can do it on the treadmill at your niche gym or at your home. Here is what you need to do. If you are conditioned enough to do this type of training, then when you are on the treadmill try to do a 1:1 ratio; meaning do equal times of walking and running. For example, if you are going to walk at a quick pace of 4.2mph for 30 seconds, then I want you to sprint for 30 seconds at a pace of 9.5mph to 10.0mph (adjust accordingly). If you are having a challenging time changing the speeds when you are doing this, ask your fitness professional to help you out, they will be more than gladly to lend a hand. If you do this for 15 minutes, you can burn almost 200+ calories.

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Portland Oregon Fitness: What are some Great Post Workout Snacks?

If you are having a challenging time finding some great sources of protein & carbohydrates here are a few:

Tuna w/crackers, string cheese w/crackers, peanut butter & jelly (one slice of bread on wheat), hard boiled egg with crackers, chocolate milk (skim or low-fat), whey protein shake, protein bar from a reputable brand, and sometimes a slice of cheese with a wheat or whole grain tortilla. Make sure the products you ingest are of good quality and from a reputable source.

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Portland Oregon Fitness: Adding Hitt to your Program

If you add High Intensity Interval Training (HITT), you can create amazing results. The next time your are doing a weight training program, add some HITT type moves in-between your sets! For example, if you are doing a set of Incline DB press right afterwards do some burpees or mountain climbers and then rest for 20 to 30 seconds.

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Portland Oregon Fitness

Portland Oregon Fitness: Quick workouts can be effective

If you are running short on time, then you can crank out a quick workout and it can still be effective. If you only have 30 minutes to do something, then here is what you need to do. Get your watch, look at the time or start the timer, and just go non-stop for 30 minutes. Start out with legs, then chest, back shoulders, core, abs, etc. If you do not have any equipment, that is okay too. Do wall Iso wall squats, lunges, pushups, abs, planks, pullups,  etc Get creative, figure out a quick circuit and do it as many times as you can within your time frame. You will get an excellent workout!

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Portland Oregon Fitness