Some of us dread exercise, some of us relish our workouts and view them as a daily energy booster.
Most of us, I’d hazard a guess, fall somewhere in between.
The best advice is to keep things interesting. Integrate new exercises into your routine to work new muscle groups and almost as importantly, to avoid feeling like you’re falling into a workout rut.
So in the spirit of trying new things, we’re taking a look at what many experts are predicting to be the newest and biggest exercise trends for 2015.
High-Intensity Interval Training isn’t new. In fact, if you’ve ever tried PX90, Insanity or Tabata, then you’ve experienced some of the more popular HIIT programs. In the coming year, its popularity is expected to continue to skyrocket.
HIIT workouts are characterized by combinations of cardiovascular movements, calisthenics and weight training, moving from one activity to the next within a span of 20 to 40 minutes, burning a lot of calories in the process.
Body Weight Training:
A recent report from the American College of Sports Medicine listed body weight training as top-ranked trending exercise thanks in large part to its accessibility. By their very nature push-ups, planks, squats, lunges and other exercises designed to use only your own body weight as resistance require no gym membership or expensive home equipment to offer an effective workout.
A kind of catch-all term that refers to a growing list of biometric data collection apps and analysis software. Finding them is as easy as searching for “workout tools” in your smartphone’s app store. These advanced tools are able to measure and analyze the length and intensity of your workouts and put them properly in context of your overall weight loss or lifestyle goals.
Shake up your routine and try a few new things in the new year. You’ll be glad you did.