2016 HOTTEST FITNESS TRENDS
CrossFit, Pilates, and Spartan Runs are old news… but trimming off the Christmas goose and progressing to the next fitness level is a right-now priority!
So here are 2016s hottest workout trends, according to some of the fittest IsoWhey Sports athletes. Get out there and give ‘em a try.
Although this kind of training isn’t a new edition to the list of fitness trends, it is predicted to make a comeback! This style of training has been utilised by the pros for over 40+ years, designed to optimise athletic performance potential by placing our bodies in unusual oxygen deficit environments. The hearts, lungs, muscles and oxygen flow adapt to the environment which can allow us to become to become fitter, stronger and faster when back training in normal conditions. IsoWhey Sports ambassador and founder of Battle Fit Australia, Andrew Pap, recommends giving altitude training a crack if you’re wanting the fastest and most effective method when preparing for events such obstacle racing, mountaineering, weightlifting and ultras + ironman.
We have all experienced the guilt of missing an afternoon workout, however technology is once again here to save us. New wearable tech (think Fitbit, Apple Watch and Healthbox by Under Armour) can now assist us reach our fitness goals by allowing us to stay informed and be accountable to the activities we’re undertaking. Sports wristbands, step trackers, heart rate and blood monitors are the newest and hottest devices on the market, containing motion sensors to accurately track our movement and check our heart rate throughout the day. We’re continuously being introduced to the newest edition with an array of different features, so it will be worth doing your research to see what suits you and your fitness journey!
Massive tyres, atlas stones, logs and yokes… these workouts focus on you guessed it – strength. Strongman training takes inspiration from the ancient Vikings, the highland games and other traditional lifestyles which tend to focus on arduous manual labour. It concentrates on functional training that focuses on full-body movement, not muscles. This style of training may appear to be labour-intensive chores, such as carrying weighty objects for a certain distance executed over a period of time - which can intensely increase strength! PT, IsoWhey athlete and nutrition and Lifestyle Coach Alexa Towersley really loves strongman training, as she believes that it acquires benefits you would hard pressed to argue with including muscle increase, fat loss and whole physique strength.
ZUU is a training style which concentrates on our natural instinct, grouping high intensity primal movements with body weight training. This full body workout helps us revive the basic principles of movement, using a combo of pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, squatting and lunging exercises. Pap recommends ZUU as it is ideal for those who like a full body HIIT workout, which can help assist develop mobility, agility strength and cardio endurance, whilst strengthening muscles, joints and tendons.