There are many, many different ways of working out. There’s running, yoga, CrossFit, HIIT, LISS, Les Mills, dancing, oh I can keep on going. So what does it all involve? What type of training suits you best? Let me enlighten you a little bit about 3 types of training in specific: LISS, Les Mills and HIIT.
LISS stands for Low Intensity Steady State. This is a type of cardio that doesn’t put a lot of stress on the body. Think of taking a long walk at a steady pace or climbing long stairs. Does this count as a workout? Definitely! Kayla Itsines talks about LISS in her Bikini Body Training Guide and explains that walking burns the least calories, but the most fat per calorie, in comparison to jogging and running. Hard to believe (yeah, I saw that frown)? Well, fat needs oxygen for it to be metabolized for energy. The lower the intensity of the workout, the more oxygen there is for your body to use for the metabolization process. So you do burn less calories by going for a long walk with the dog or the bf, but the calories you burn, burn more fat! Plus, it will boost your metabolism too. Although it won’t make you sweat, LISS is a very good workout to do every once in a while.
Les Mills has become quite famous! It was named after Leslie Mills, four-time Olympian. What you can basically expect is a very sweaty and intense workout, which will push you to the next level! They even call it a revolution, a community, a life-changing experience. Sounds good, doesn’t it? This music-based workout will make you sweat like a pig but hey, sweaty is the new sexy, right? Les Mills is definitely worth trying out. I know several people who are seriously addicted to it!
HIIT is something that probably more of you know already. It stands for High Intensity Interval Training, which the #FITGIRLCODE crew does every week at Elevator Sports. In a HIIT workout, you will be challenged and you will be exploring your boundaries. These short interval exercises will take everything you have, but you will love it in the end, trust me!
If you want to try out a HIIT workout, a good opportunity would be to try out one at the Willeke Zorg Workout Club! You can try out a free online workout at her website. And it gets even better: you can do this at home AND with your BFFF. AND you get one month of free Premium Membership if you and your BFFF team up together. How awesome is that? Check out our previous blog post for more info!
What is your favorite type of training?