Add Conditioning Days !

Hey Guys and Girls,

I can remember when I first started lifting(not all that long ago).  I was like a sin to my lifting buddies if you said that on your “non-lifting” day that you were going to go for a trail run or a moutain bike ride.   Now that I have a few years of experience and learning under my belt, I can safely say that Yes we perform conditioning workouts on a weekly basis….

Although I still love pushing around heavy weight and pushing myself to get stronger at all movements, there is something about doing a conditioning workout and pushing the limits that makes my body feel great !

When programing workouts at the gym for our clients we always toss a nice brutal conditioning day in there.   We try and use new methods of programing by incorporating tools like, kettlebells and body weight movements.   However,  it’s hard to stray to far away from the good stuff, like the battle ropes or the good ol’ fashion jump ropes.   Since we live in Ohio and we only get nice weather like 3 months out of the year,   it’s definately a good idea to take advantage of the outdoors when doing some conditioning workouts.   At Sculpt we like the fresh air !   On any given sunny day you could find us beating the trails up with our mountain bikes or doing some type of off-road hybrid trail run.  Those runs consist of crazy stuff like tree climing and pull ups on branches and all that fun stuff..

The key to a good conditioning workout is that you achieve lots of heart rate pumping work in a reasonable period of time.   Our conditioning workouts usually don’t last much longer than 25 or 30 minutes.   In some cases, people may consider this a type of H.I.T training,  especially if the workouts are designed in an interval fashion.    Here is an example of a conditioning “challenge” workout our clients did in the gym.

Check in out and drop a comment below and let us know what you think.

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Kill your workout today !

Have fun, train safe

Josh Dickey

Owner of Sculpt Fitness