X-FiT = Xtreme Fitness Intensity Training!
The way America exercises has changed. At gyms everywhere, exercise enthusiasts have embraced a new style of training that stresses functional strength and workout efficiency, while building lean muscle and burning fat. Welcome to the world of high intensity cross-training (HICT).
This extremely popular new training philosophy is different than the bodybuilding workouts that lifters have followed for years. Bodybuilding is all about doing multiple sets for single body parts in an effort to develop massive muscles. Lifters will take long rest intervals between sets and concentrate on a different muscle group each day. While classic bodybuilding style training is great if you’re looking to compete in a contest or are interested only in enhancing your muscle mass, HICT provides much greater benefits in terms of total body fitness and performance.
High intensity cross-training calls for participants to combine multiple workout styles and exercises into a stimulating, exhilarating workout that’s different every day they step into the gym. For instance, HICT followers will perform full body exercises like squats and power cleans in combination with pull-ups, push-ups and cardio – all in the same session. Such workouts force the body to adapt to systemic fatigue and enhance its ability for performing functional fitness exercises. They are short, intense and highly efficient.
As you can see, high intensity cross-training is an athletic alternative to traditional bodybuilding workouts. By getting away from the “chest on Monday, back on Tuesday” mentality, HICT provides the numerous advantages of functional fitness and offers greater performance and conditioning benefits. Best of all, each day is different, so it’s always exciting and invigorating.
- Train body part 1 day per weekday
- TIsolation exercises
- Rest 1-3 minutes between sets
- Workouts of 60-90 minutes
- Low to moderate intensity
- Train mulitple body parts each day
- Compound exercises
- Minimal rest between sets
- Workouts lasting under 45 minutes
- High Intensity