In part 1 of our athlete stories, we interviewed Ian Wheet of Crossfit Rough in Texas. In 2016 he went scaled on 16.4 and in the year following he was able to make it through a good amount of reps RX.
When you think of the benefits of exercise, disease prevention, heart health, and, if we are being honest, a hotter body are most likely top of mind. But there are benefits of exercise that go beyond physical health. The increasing interest in the effects of regular exercise has led to multiple studies with strong evidence pointing towards another very important benefit of exercise: increased brainpower.
Specifically, these studies have shown that regular exercise can:
We can all agree that the middle child is the golden child!
So, if you had to compare hill sprints to any sibling, they would be the middle child. Hill sprints are the perfect exercise. They are the ultimate blend of cardio and strength training, are super efficient for fat burning, and will make you faster, stronger, leaner, and overall sexier.
If you're not convinced yet, check out some of the benefits on hill sprints below:
If you follow different fitness trends, you have most likely heard the terms HIIT and SIT. High-Intensity Interval Training and Sprint Interval Training are performed by alternating short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods.
Although High-Intensity Interval Training has been around for quite awhile, the popularity of the 7-minute workout, classes like Barry’s Bootcamp, and programs like p90x have launched HIIT into the spotlight.
If you followed the first two articles, you are well on your way to a successful weight loss journey. Your goals are set and your plan is in place, but losing weight isn't easy - if it was, we would all be walking around with perfect bodies. So before you dive in head first, I wanted to talk about some "hard truths" that you will run into.