The latest in training trends
TRX: suspension training
The TRX is a type of training based on a system of straps attached to a ceiling. Invented by the American Navy SEALS, the technique involves suspending the body to exercise the muscles: it leverages the person’s weight to create resistance. The TRX develops body awareness and improves general stability by developing and strengthening long deep muscles. It is very safe, offers little risk of injury and is appropriate for any age and physical fitness.
CrossFit: intense training
CrossFit is a training system focused on physical strength and conditioning. Pullups, burpees, squats, sprints, and box jumps are just some of the movements, which are mostly related to aerobic exercise, gymnastics and weight lifting. This training increases muscular endurance, flexibility, co-ordination, speed and muscle tone. But careful! Each CrossFit class comes with a technical description of how to execute each movement to avoid injury. It is therefore recommended you be accompanied by a trainer.
Yoga and hot yoga: the alliance of body and soul
Yoga and Pilates are disciplines focusing on physical and mental fitness. They consist of stretching, strengthening and concentration exercises aimed at greater body awareness. Hot yoga is practiced in a room heated to 38°C. It involves both muscular and cardiovascular training, which too has numerous physical and mental benefits.
Training with video games
Xbox 360, Wii Fit, PlayStation 3… More than ever today we’re being persuaded to get moving instead of lying on the couch in front of the television. Nonetheless, video games are no substitute for regular physical activity: “Working out with a video requires far less energy than traditional active play, but more than a non-active video or computer game or doing nothing at all.” Learn more.
Here are a few games that might help you move more
Wii Fit Plus
On the Wii console, helps set your initial weight and targets your objectives. A platform accurately detects lower body movement.
The Biggest Loser
Available on the Wii, PlayStation and Xbox 360 consoles is based on the popular TV reality series The Biggest Loser. The game is designed for people who want to get fit as well as lose a lot of weight. It has about 120 exercises you can do to work the upper and lower body and ten pre-established programs to get fit.
Applications that are good for your health!
The popularity of smartphones has seen the emergence of various training apps. The following are a few you can download for a few dollars or free of charge!
Nike Training Club
This application for women offers 60 exercises designed for weight loss and muscle tone. Your personal trainer is in your pocket and follows you everywhere.
Couch to 5K
Specially designed for running, the Couch-to-5K program gets you to don your running shoes to the beat of a structured 20 to 30 minute training plan.
Navy Seal Fitness
You want to train like a real athlete? This application is about high intensity muscular and cardiovascular training and stretching.
Yoga-all in one
This app suggests 250 traditional yoga positions, breathing exercises and 25 programs designed for all levels from beginners up to professionals.All these new trends combined with a proper training program can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions! Whether you are already active or not, there are no more reasons to keep you from adopting an active lifestyle!Happy training!