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.
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.