Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Workout plan reloaded...some weeks of HIT/HIIT are coming - Freeletics, Crossfit, the Spartans and Laura shall skyrocket my overall fitness level

Hey guys,

After a break of approx. 4 weeks in which I haven't trained very much due to some small injuries and a lack of time (I know excuses dosn't count normally), I decided to restart again with a new workout program. Don't get me wrong, I love the Convict Conditioning stuff as well as German Volume Training and Kettlebell workouts, but, as mentioned earlier this blog, you should vary from time to time. So for the next 2-3 month I think I should try to go hardcore with high-intensity strength & cardio combined workouts to shred most of the left over body fat.

I will do at least 4 workouts each week and I will choose between routines from the following:

- Freeletics: This is an interesting approach developed by some guys in Munich, Germany. The workouts consist of some bodyweight exercises (e.g. burpees, air squats, pull ups, push ups, jumps) performed in high speed with huge rep targets and as few rest periods as possible during the routines.

- Crossfit: I bet most of you know what Crossfit is, don't you? If not, here is a very short summary: It consists of short WODs (workout of the day) which are designed with bodyweight exercises, some heavy lifting exercises and some slightly acrobatic stuff (like handstand push ups).

- Sparta Workouts: Those workouts stand for some circuit stuff that you can find in the internet and that is reffered to as Sparta Training (in reference to movies like 300 or series like Spartacus). It's not a specific program or so!

- Laura Flynn Endres' Fitness Quickies or Thursday Throwdowns: My friend Laura has designed some really nasty HIIT routines to bring everyone to his/her own kind of fit (you can find more information on her website here).

- Others: Maybe I will bring in some HIT/HIIT routines which I design myself or which I found elsewhere in the web.

After each week I will tell you exactely which workouts I've done and how my results were.

I hope this "tool kit" of different routines from different programs will give me the boost I want for melting down body fat and improving overall fitness even more.

Regarding the nutrition part: I will do my normal diet and I try intermittent fasting (16/8 method) additionally to give it an extra boost (an article with details on intermittent fasting will follow next week).

So guys, time for the end of year fat loss rally (even if there are still 4 months left).

Cheers,
Andi