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What is Burst Training?

Burst training is a form of interval training that some instructors suggest to people who are trying to lose weight as well as vary their exercise routine. Burst training occurs within workouts to elevate the heart rate toward the higher levels of the max for a certain period of time before returning to normal. Burst exercise training contains work-to-rest ratios that can be anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds of work and 30 to 60 seconds of low impact or active recovery periods, allowing enough time for the person to fully recuperate.

Due to burst training’s high cardio component, benefits include an increased cardiorespiratory output and better likelihood of human growth hormone (HGH) production. It’s also an extremely efficient way to work out. If you’re stuck at work all day and only have a 15- or 20-minute break, burst training requires no equipment. With your body working at such high intensity close to your max heart rate, you can complete a full workout in less than a half hour!

Fitness professionals at Structure House may implement burst training into some workouts when the trainer feels that the participant is ready for that high-intensity challenge. Many people enjoy burst training due to the exertion that comes from working harder than usual during a burst and then being able to rest and recover. Burst training provides variety in cardio workouts as well as resistance training programs wherever you are!

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About Katie Krasinski, BS, SCCC

Katie Krasinski joined Structure House in 2019 as the Fitness Director. She will oversee the day-to-day programming of the fitness center, conduct fitness evaluations, teach lectures and exercise classes, and work with individuals to achieve a variety of health and fitness goals.  

Katie’s specialties include clinical populations, programming around injuries, functional movement, strength training, and creating exercise programs for weight loss and management. She is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), which is the gold standard for strength and conditioning on both the professional and collegiate levels. 

The Pennsylvania native holds a Bachelor of Science from Lock Haven University and is currently pursuing her master’s in sports science with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology from Lock Haven. 

Katie was a professional intern at Structure House during her undergraduate career. She also interned at Green Mountain at Fox Run and the University of Maryland, where she focused on strength and conditioning with Olympic sports. 

Katie’s compassion, creativity, and energy will enhance your Structure House experience! 

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