Learn How To
Increase Your Fitness Levels
Why Is Being Fit Important?
Having a good level of general fitness can help to improve respiratory, cardiovascular health, and overall health. Keeping active helps you to regulate your body weight and reduce your risks of diabetes and heart diseases.
Here’s our top tips to increasing your fitness levels!
What Is The Fastest Way To Increase Cardiovascular Health?
It’s simple, get moving more often. If you’re new to fitness training then start slowly by incorporating light exercise into your lifestyle and build up from there.
The more exercise that you do the higher your VO2 max will rise. VO2 max is one of the best predictors of overall health and is the maximum or optimum rate at which the heart, lungs, and muscles can effectively use oxygen during exercise, and us used as a way of measures an individual’s aerobic capacity.
For the average person, increasing your VO2max by 15-20% is very possible by starting some form of cardio, however there are studies that show that even basic resistance training programs (circuits) and more advanced kettlebell workouts can improve VO2max.
If you already have a good starting level of fitness then you may want to incorporate more vigorous exercise such as HIIT into your regime.
HIIT Training To Improve Fitness Levels
What is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)
HIIT workouts combine a short, sharp bursts of vigorous exercise that is followed by a short rest period or lower-intensity exercise.
How long should HIIT workouts be for effectiveness?
HIIT training typically consists of performing one exercises at 80-100% of maximum effort from 30 seconds – 3 minutes.
HIIT training is a great way for intermediate and advanced trainers to increase their VO2 max and increase their fitness levels.