Most of us work out as a complement to kiting and so we know that to increase our physical performance we need to train off the water, but why?
Well, we need to work out to develop our VO2max which is the maximum or optimum rate at which the heart, lungs, and muscles can effectively use oxygen during exercise, used as a way of measuring a person’s individual aerobic capacity.
How to increase the VO2max? By doing some High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).
And what exactly is HIIT? It’s a training technique that alternates between high intensity phases and active recovery phases.
You probably heard about the application Freeletics? Well this is exactly the kind of workout we are talking about.
For instance you can choose an exercise which uses the cardio respiratory system (such as Squats, jumping jacks, etc.) and run it as follows:
– For 20 seconds, do as many repetitions as possible
– Rest for 10 seconds
– Repeat 7 times more
In total you will make 8 sets of max possible repetitions, followed by 10 seconds of brief rest – simple but mightly effective. We call this method the Tabata, invented by a Japanese researcher who discovered a way to improve both the anaerobic and aerobic systems.
No need to force yourself to go running for 2 hours, through the circuits of HIIT you will develop a very good physical condition with oscillating working hours between 4 and 20 minutes. A work out is more intense but quicker and you will your physical performances improving much faster.
Just be sure to stretch properly and if in doubt as to your capability, see a doctor before starting the HIIT as it is an intense and serious work out and should not be attempted by those with health problems.