Can You Keep Pace With This Intense New Workout Style? Find Out…


Combining weight training exercises in a circuit style will bump your heart rate and lead to better overall gains.

 

 

Anyone into that two birds, one stone sort of thing?  Hey, I mean, why would you not be?  If there’s a way to save myself some time you better believe I’m going to take full advantage of that.  When it comes to working out, my feelings are really no different.  I find my clients/readers who are making the most progress are the one’s who are using cardio/strength workouts and fitness classes.  This format is opposed to the standard strategy of breaking up a routine into separate strength training and cardio training days.

Complex workouts as well as other types of routines using active rest and/or intense-interval plyometric style training are great for getting you to push your muscles to fatigue while also working your cardiovascular system.  The benefits are two-fold, you maximize your burnt calories, EPOC, and progress, while spending less time at the gym.

Meet “Pacer” Training

Unlike some of the fitness plans and work outs we feature on this blog, today’s is a bit different.  The workout we’re featuring today is a video workout which has been set to a very specific pace.  What does this mean?  It means, the entire workout has been designed to keep intensity high and ensure you are getting a proper workout in.  In order to accomplish this you need to keep pace with Casey, the trainer on your screen.  We talk a lot about “keeping pace” on Share It Fitness.  The reason for this is simple..our trainers have designed our workouts at a specific intensity level to ensure maximum progress.  Unlike a list of exercises to complete, when we utilize our pacer training methodologies, we are more able to have control over the workout AND your progress.  All you’ve got to do is keep up with your trainer…that’s it.

About The Workout

This workout is done in reverse pyramid fashion.  Reverse pyramid is a style of organizing your sets so each time through, you are cutting one repetition off each exercise.  This is an effective way to mix things up and keep your muscles guessing.  Casey will run through the entire circuit in about 8 minutes.  In order to get a full workout in, we recommend using this reverse pyramid circuit, complex style.  What this means is once the circuit is complete (after ~8 minutes) re-start the workout video and run through the circuit again.  You want to shoot for 4-5 total rounds, for a 32-40 minute workout.

All you’re going to need is a set of dumbbells and your own body weight for this workout.  This workout is great for hitting the major muscle groups as well as hitting your beach muscles (shoulders, biceps, etc.).  As I alluded to above, this style of workout is also going to bump your heart rate, increase your caloric burn, and boost your fat burn potential well after the workout has ended as a result of increased EPOC.  Remember, to ensure these benefits, it’s very important that you stay with the carefully designed pace that Casey has set.  If he’s moving too quickly for you, well, you now have a new goal to work towards.

The Workout

If you’re ready for a serious challenge and think you’re up for this total body transforming fitness class, simply click HERE.

 

Have any questions?  Want to know how to make this class even harder?  Leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to get back to you.

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6 thoughts on “Can You Keep Pace With This Intense New Workout Style? Find Out…”

  1. Hey Matt, I just cranked out 3 sets (I loved it!) and called it quits because it’s my second workout today, and because my joints (elbows/knees) were starting to get a little sore. Is that normal if I haven’t really picked up weights with any consistency? I really slowed down to focus on my form when I first noticed it, which helped, but then it felt like an achy fatigue was setting in. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

    1. Soreness in this area is definitely a possibility if you’ve taken some time off from lifting. Focusing on your form will really fatigue your muscles in a way that simply going through the motions never would. I wanted to give this a few days before responding to let your body rest a few days. How are the pain levels now? Has it gotten worse? Let me know and we’ll see what we can do about it…

      Matt

      1. I had about 24 hours or so where I could still feel the same faint soreness in my knees, but it’s all gone now. I hit up the Week 1 Day 1 routine on the Level Up workout yesterday, and didn’t feel anything out of the ordinary. I must have been breaking back into using weights.

      2. Glad to hear that. Most likely some run of the mill soreness associated with starting up again. Also glad to hear you’re using the Level Up workout..that plan has worked wonders for a lot of people I know. Keep at it and please let me know if you have any questions as you progress.

        Matt

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