Making Use of Intense, Short-Term Workout Programs for Better Long-Term Fitness

Even for the most motivated people, working out can come to seem like a tough slog. Try as they might, few people observe the results they were hoping for in the short term, no matter how hard and regularly they hit the gym. There are ways of overcoming these issues, though, and making the kind … Continue reading “Making Use of Intense, Short-Term Workout Programs for Better Long-Term Fitness”

Even for the most motivated people, working out can come to seem like a tough slog. Try as they might, few people observe the results they were hoping for in the short term, no matter how hard and regularly they hit the gym.

There are ways of overcoming these issues, though, and making the kind of progress that just about everyone hopes for. One of the most popular today is the use of especially intensive, short-term workout programs that are designed to kick-start the body on the way to better shape. By producing some impressive gains in the short term, many believe, these programs can put people on a course for better lifelong fitness.

The one thing that all of these approaches have in common is demanding a lot from those who take advantage of them. The basic idea is that by setting out a relatively short, defined timetable from the outset, they can help
people remain motivated throughout, because the end goal is never so far off as to seem hazy.

The rushfit program, for example, is based solidly on this principle. The product of noted Canadian mixed martial artist George St. Pierre, the program takes place over an eight week period, requiring the utmost of exertion from those who partake of it over that period.

That turns out to be a realistic and productive schedule for many people. Two months is a short enough period that most people with substantial fitness background can remain motivated to sweat and sacrifice throughout it, while also being long enough that some real fitness developments can be produced over the course of the program.

Like virtually every program of this general sort, this one centers around the kind of high intensity exercise that is now recognized as the best overall way of boosting fitness. That means that those who make use of it will not need to spend boring hours on the treadmill, instead working their bodies to exhaustion through much shorter and more intense bouts of exercise. Over time, the effects of those all-out sessions build up, producing muscle gains and fat loss that leaves program users in better shape to transition to long-term exercise routines.