HIIT Workouts with Excy During Week 1
We kicked off the first week of the four-week Excy Fall Fitness Challenge with HIIT workouts for some of our most popular positions. First, we turned a chair into a recumbent exercise bike. Next, it was all about increasing upper body strength and cardio with hand cycling. Then, on day 3, we took it to floor to pedal while lying down. On day 4, we were back to arm bike workouts, followed by a chair cycling workout. We wrapped up the week with an arm ergometer workout.
Recap of HIIT Workouts from Week 1
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Setting the Intervals for HIIT Workouts
Use the Excy Burst Play workout with intervals set to 45 seconds fast and 30 seconds slow for a total of 20 minutes. Explore doing cardio exercise and strength training, either individually or at the same time. We make it efficient by providing constant rotational resistance exercise that allows you to pedal your arms or legs with light to heavy-duty forces. You have 2 to 70 pounds of resistance to play with! Make sure not to crank it too high, too fast!
Why We Love HIIT
From the beginning, we designed the Excy Mobile Coaching application to make HIIT Workouts easy. The article, “Why Your Workout Should Be High-Intensity,” calls out some key benefits of HIIT, including:
- High-intensity exercise may be even better than regular aerobic activities for many patients with conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, pulmonary disease, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease.
- Studies strongly suggest that a more demanding but more efficient and often more enjoyable form of exercise known as high-intensity interval training is not only safe for most patients but more effective at preventing or reversing the deficits associated with many chronic ailments.
Couch Potatoes, Athletes, and Everyone in Between
Whether looking to move more for health, to train for an upcoming race, recovering from an injury, or living with a health condition, we invite you to explore HIIT workouts. It’s never too late to start exercising and reap the health rewards and sometimes HIIT can make it feel less overwhelming. Researchers at McMaster who examine the impact of exercise on the brain have found that high-intensity workouts improve memory in older adults, so its worth exploring for seniors too. In fact, researchers suggest that intensity is critical. The idea is simple: less total time required to make a big change—more bang for your buck. Checkout this HIIT workout guide from Men’s Journal for more ideas.