With summer around the corner, we all are desperately trying to get in shape for swimsuit season. What many people do not know is that it takes a lot more than exercise to do this, so I’m going to discuss the five most important things you need to know and do when working out to get in shape. By the end of this article, you’re going to know exactly what you need to do to build a lean, toned and healthy body!
- Use high intensity training (HIT) to boost your metabolism.
This will have you burning more calories all day.
- Make sure you eat some source of protein within 1 hour of completing your HIT class.
This will prevent your body from using its own muscle tissue for energy and help encourage muscle synthesis.
- Incorporate strength training into your exercise routine.
Strength training helps to build strengthens muscles and joints, which can also decrease your risk of injury. It will also help you to build lean muscle and burn fat.
- Eat something before you workout (preferably a small carbohydrate snack)
To perform your best you should always have a small snack (e.g. half a banana) half an hour before training to get that extra energy boost to get you through your workout.
Staying hydrated will prolong endurance and fight fatigue during and after your HIT workout.
If you are looking for a place to workout in Hong Kong that offers HIT and strength training, check out HIT45 - HK’s newest indoor boot camp studio that features a 45-minute high intensity workout that combines cardio, free weights and body weight exercises aimed to help one burn fat, build strength, tone the body and improve fitness! What’s even better is that they use environmentally friendly treadmills, which burn 30% more calories and ensures there is 80% less pressure on the joints. There is also post-workout protein shakes and Grenade CARB KILLA protein bars in different flavours that have been imported from the UK and available only at HIT45 Hong Kong.
Classes are available to book online at www.hit45hk.com and first-time users can sign up for a FREE session.
About Anna Foley (HIT45 Trainer)
Born and raised in Australia, Anna’s interest in sport and fitness started at a young age where she competed at an elite level in several sports. Her love of sport continued from studying it at school to university where she completed a personal training qualification and studied nutrition; learning just how vital exercise is for your bodies. Anna is now a trainer at HIT45, book in to one of her classes and expect to come out sweating, breathless and feeling great for the rest of the day!