Ten Minutes Of High Intensity Exercise. Are You Up For It?
This ten-minute series of exercises is for those of you who do not have the time to exercise for thirty to forty minutes or more at a time each day. It has been well documented that exercising in moderate to intense spurts of as little as ten minutes at a time during the day will increase your physical fitness.
All of the exercise series are approximately ten to twelve minutes in length. Each of them is well within the moderate to intense realms of intensity. These intensity levels are necessary to build strength, endurance and encourage improvements in your cardiovascular system.
Before beginning this, discuss these exercise series with your doctor and in detail, explain the structure of the ten-minute circuits.
Ten minute timed circuits
My advice is when first starting out on these you should only do five minutes (two series) at a time. Otherwise, unless you are in superb shape you will make yourself nauseous. Gradually build up your physical tolerance when doing these exercises in this fashion. These are grueling sets, as you will find out when you get into them.
If you start to feel sick to your stomach or lightheaded, STOP. These are not meant to produce sickness or vomiting. Go at your own pace and keep doing your best each time you do a series.
You will certainly get a training effect by following the schedule. However if you decide to rest the thirty seconds after the first exercise you will still burn off calories and continue to raise your metabolic rate, just not as much. The basic metabolic rate is the number of calories your body needs to supply energy to breathe, adjust the hormone levels, circulate the blood and continue to grow and repair damaged cells.
One of the biggest issues that I see in the gym when using this training schedule is the sloppiness of technique that begins to appear on the third or fourth sets. This is especially true if the trainee or coach is not paying strict attention to their form. If this happens to you, then stop the set. It is easy to get hurt when pushing too far into a set after fatigue sets in.
There are many more of these combinations available for the lower, upper, and midsection but for now give one of these two series a shot once or twice during the day.
Next week, the ten minute exercise schedule. Get ready!
Stay strong, and remain passionately committed to your hearts chosen path.