As part of being a personal trainer, you get from time to time the people who want the ‘quick fix’ before they go on holiday. Although this isnt the best way to achieve results in terms of looking and feeling your best, there are things you can do to make significant differences before that summertime six pack needs to be revealed! I would say that given 8 weeks before a holiday to train and bring out those key beach body areas there are 3 things you need to stick to…..
- Progressive weights in a Hypertrophy range – this will help to achieve as mch muscle size and growth as possible in a short space of time. This means sticking to 3 or 4 sets of 8-12 reps and potentially chucking in a few supersets to really get your pump on!
- HIIT (high intensity interval training) – This helps raise the metabolism alongside the weights and helps create a lasting oxygen deficit which means you will burn calories long after your session has finished.
- LDC (long duration cardio /flush cardio) – This is the longer slower type cardio, typically used when going for a run or spin. This is useful in draining a lot of toxins out after a heavy weeks training but also keep those calories burning at a lower intensity meaning you can train on perhaps a day that may otherwise be required as rest so you dont burnout.
These 3 elements are key to getting that ever elusive quick holiday shape up, and although they are counterintuitive in some respects, with correct implementation, guidance and fueling, you can really get the most out of all of these training types to give you great results in a short time frame.
For more information on how this could help you, please contact me now for details.
TERRY ANDERSON PERSONAL TRAINING LTD, ANDOVER, HAMPSHIRE