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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