In the words of Dr. Martin Gilba, one of the pioneers in research into high intensity training at McMaster University;“Countless studies have shown that the most commonly cited reason for not exercising is a “lack of time.” This finding is ubiquitous; regardless of age, ethnicity, sex, or health status, people report that a lack of time is the primary reason for their failure to exercise on a regular basis. Given that lack of time is such a common barrier to exercise participation, exercise prescription innovations that yield benefits with minimal time commitments represent a potentially valuable approach to increasing population activity levels and population health. HIT[High Intensity Training] is often dismissed outright as unsafe, impractical, or intolerable for many individuals.
However, there is growing appreciation of the potential for intense, interval-based training to stimulate improvements in health and fitness in a range of populations, including persons with coronary artery disease. In addition, some data suggest that a low-frequency, high intensity approach to training is associated with greater long-term adherence as compared with a high-frequency, low-intensity approach.”
Brief high intensity training workouts have been the foundation of the Naturally Intense High Intensity Training 10 Minute Workouts™ which have helped thousands for the past 20 years achieve maximum fitness in minimum time. From cyclists, competitive bodybuilders, actors, fitness models, special forces military personnel, martial artists, tri-athletes and everyday people interested in losing weight, increasing their strength, sports performance, endurance and improving their physiques in a safe and efficient manner the 10 minute high intensity workouts of the Naturally Intense™ System are a scientifically proven method for improving physical fitness.
Developed by celebrity personal trainer and lifetime drug free bodybuilding champion, Kevin Richardson, a recognized authority on high intensity training, the success of Naturally Intense™ 10 Minute High Intensity Workouts over the past 20 years have illustrated an important point in terms of how much training time is really needed for optimal. A concept that was met with a high degree of skepticism two decades ago when Kevin began using short high intensity workouts lasting 10 to 15 minutes in his own training and with his personal training clients, is today validated by numerous studies as an efficient and effective method for increasing muscle mass, strength, sports performance and endurance while decreasing body fat.1,2,3,4 All without spending hours at the gym.
Many of those studies point towards the superiority of short high intensity workouts lasting anywhere from 6 to 10 minutes for improving overall fitness over conventional training programs and continuous aerobic exercise.2,4 The studies also point out that many of the theories regarding the potential injury risk potential for high intensity workouts are misconceptions and that high intensity workouts are indeed proven safe for men and women regardless of age or fitness level- even elderly populations.1
High Intensity Workouts- The Training Modality Of The Future
Brief high intensity workouts form the perfect solution to today’s hectic lifestyle as you can make sizeable gains in muscle mass, strength, stamina, coordination and experience significant body fat reduction from a workout lasting only ten minutes in duration.2 It also has been proven over the years as a perfect training program for athletes- many of whom have benefited immensely from Naturally Intense High Intensity Training 10 Minute Workouts™ as the shortened training time in the gym training with weights allows them to spend more time in practice.
4. Specificity of training adaptation: time for a rethink? John A. Hawley-J. Physiol. 2008
5. Effects of moderate-intensity endurance and high-intensity intermittent training on anaerobic capacity and VO2max.Tabata I, Nishimura K, Kouzaki M, Hirai Y, Ogita F, Miyachi M, Yamamoto K.-Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1996 Oct;28(10):1327-30.