quadzzzz may be baby, but at least they're starting to pop 👊🏼
how do I train?
I started this whole fitness journey with normal lifting, occasional supersets, LISS cardio, etc.. aka the basics.
I would occasionally do compound lifts (squat, deadlift, etc..) & minimal bodyweight workouts.
over the past year my training style has changed a LOT.
at this point about 90% of my workouts are HIIT based workouts - tons of supersets, tri-sets, quad-sets, etc while setting a timer, a max time, and/or no breaks for the duration of however many times I go through a circuit.
aka the level of intensity is HIGH the whole workout.
I mix lifting with bodyweight workouts with cardio workouts & I do actual cardio about 2-3x a week in a way that I enjoy (more coming on that this week!).
WHY do I train this way?
1️⃣ my knees & back do nottttt appreciate when I do too much heavy lifting 😭 it's not an extreme sore, it's actual pain & I despise the feeling hahah
2️⃣ increased EPOC (post workout metabolism) - due to the intensity of my workout being high the whole time my metabolism after my workout stays spiked for a longer period of time when I'm done.
3️⃣ the workouts are so. much. shorter. I am usually in & out of the gym within 45 min unless I do cardio. super easy to fit into any schedule!
4️⃣ I sweat my ASS OFF. I don't know about you but I loveeee sweating - it releases toxins, helps keep water retention to a minimum, and just makes ya feel reaaalll GOOD.
5️⃣ I find that it works really well for me to build muscle while staying lean! all workout regimens' results vary from person to person, but I have gained a TONNN of muscle this past year from doing HIIT & I didn't have to bulk, gain, or do anything I didn't enjoy in the process!
👉🏼 find a workout style that you love & gives you results. once you find that keep doing that & not only will you see results, but you'll also find that it is something you love to do rather than something you feel like you have to do.