Friday July 3rd
Focus, commitment, maximum level of performance, and "pushing to the max" are all commonly recognized markers of intensity in exercise. Intensity may be defined as a maximum level of physical effort directed to a specific activity or movement in sport; as a matter of safety, the development of an athlete's physical skill will be the foundation of intense training, as intense efforts built upon poor technique often leads to injury and frustration.
High intensity exercise has several proven physiological benefits apart from the specific training and performance objectives of individual exercise programs. One of the benefits of high intensity exercise is the greater loss of subcutaneous fat (body fat) by athletes who are part of a program that includes high intensity exercise components. The body, when participating in high intensity exercise, will utilize fat stores more readily than it will do in regular exercise systems. The anaerobic and aerobic systems will by pass the usual glycogen transport and metabolization of glucose into the energy fuel adenosine triphosphate (ATP), instead converting fats into fatty acids for the same ultimate purpose.
Intensity is relative – both to the task at hand and more importantly to the athlete. How do you get to that place, and how do you maintain that level of intensity throughout a WOD? Post thoughts to comments.
Speaking of intensity……
Workout of the day
- On Ramp #3 Mon/Wed/Fri @ 10:00 AM, starts July 6th (4 slots left)
- On Ramp #4 Mon/Wed/Fri @ 7:30 PM, starts July 6th (Sold out)
On Ramp classes meet 3 times per week for 4 weeks.
On Ramp classes are filling fast! Call or email us to reserve your spot.
Online scheduling is now available
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