We LOVE strength training here at HIITBURN and have found so much success doing both strength training and HIIT-style workouts!
We love feeling strong, lean, and healthy!
But, there are some important things we want to share with you when it comes to strength training to keep it safe, productive, and fun!
Here are 5 Rules for Strength Training:
1.Always Properly Warm Up!
When your time is crunched, warming up and cooling down are usually first to go. But, making sure your body is properly warmed up is SO important for you to be successful! So, we challenge you to make warming up a priority and something that you add into your workout routine. Even just 5-10 minutes can help prime your muscles to be ready to lift heavy and perform well, along with prevent injury!
2.Practice Perfect Form!
We ALWAYS say to our clients, when choosing weights, we recommend finding a weight that is both challenging yet you can keep perfect form! This is because too often people try to go too heavy with weights and then get injured or compromise on their form. OR, they may go too light and not get all that they can out of the workout.
3.When in Doubt, Ask for Help!
There is no shame in asking for extra help, clarification, or assistance with an exercise if you do not know how to properly do it. As we stated above, perfect form is KEY and more important than hitting a certain number of reps or weight. Also, if you are unsure how to do an exercise correctly, it is important to make sure you reach out and find out how to correctly do it!
By this, we mean that having a fitness plan and program that will allow you to build strength over time, letting you recover progress in a healthy matter, is KEY! With our STRONG by HIITBURN strength program, we have designed it to help you progress over the 12 weeks and build complete strength over your entire body, allow your body to rest and recover, and keep the workouts interesting! Making up your own workouts may work for awhile, but having a planned out, strategic workout plan is KEY to reaching your goals!
A huge reason people do not stick to their workout plan is because they get bored or get too stressed about results. We encourage you to try to enjoy each and every one of your workouts! It is all about consistency over time, so just do your best in each workout and results and progress will come! Whether you need to put on some fun music, find a workout partner to do it with, or set mini goals for yourself, find ways to make your workout fun and something you look forward too!
Those are 5 rules we hope you apply to strength training to help you stay healthy, get strong and lean, and enjoy the whole process and journey!
We are super excited for our STRONG by HIITBURN 12-week strength program that includes 60+ workouts. This program is designed to build strength, lean muscle mass and overall definition. There are 12-weeks (5 workouts per week) worth of progressive strength workouts that incorporate some our favorite movements to get the best results.