The Secret Weapon in Fat Loss-
Ultimate Sandbag Training
In the last few days we caused quite a stir showing that a specific exercise in our Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT) program out performed some pretty popular exercises and fitness equipment. Yes, the Ultimate Sandbag Training Rotational Lunge outperformed the kettlebell swing and Battling Ropes in an informal test. Most people got caught up in the calories burned during our Ultimate Sandbag Training Rotational Lunge and the other two modalities. (CLICK HERE to Read the Results)
Some thought that the difference of an average of 15.5 calories per the 5 minutes and 45 seconds doesn’t sound like a lot. However, if we look at the timeline of a 30 minute workout (assuming we keep these paces) it would result in an 81 calorie difference. Because all three of these exercises are high intensity if you are going to burn an extra 81 calories I say thumbs up! Yet, this was not the most significant part of what we found within testing our Ultimate Sandbag Training.
Ultimate Sandbag Training at High Intensities
The more powerful insight could be in the relationship o the heart rate. In recent years High Intensity Interval Training has been shown as a far more effective means for losing fat and sparing muscle. In fact, a study performed by Tremblay, examined the difference of endurance training (ET) and high-intensity intermittent-training(HIIT). The endurance group performed their training for 20 weeks and burned an average of 120.4MJ per session. The HIIT group performed their program for 15 weeks with an average expenditure of 57.9MJ per session. In other words, the ET group burned more energy during their training sessions. However, the result of six subcutaneous skinfolds showed the HIIT […]