Back at the office after your vacation, no one took care to mention your fresh and tanned complexion, but everyone was quick to note the overweight in your ex-six pack. In order to backtrack, we have selected ten fitness trends for express fitness.
Each return to school, you make the same decision: to get back into sport. A good resolution that holds every year about as long as that to stop smoking immediately after each New Years Eve. In question, a rapid drop in motivation generally due to the wrong choice of his activity, his solitary practice or results considered disappointing.
Since the beginning of the 2010s, The World has experienced a renewed interest in fitness. The market explodes and the catalog of activities it offers continues to grow. We have spotted 10 sports tending to practice indoor sports to ensure that we recover their Olympic form in the near future; TRX, ViPR or Grit, if the coded names of these disciplines seem straight out of the dialogue heard from two muscular boosted hormones, their practice is however accessible to a large number of aspiring sportsmen.
It is a tool that is starting to break into the US fitness world. Initially used for physical preparation for combat sports, the bag, in the form of a weighted crescent invented by a Bulgarian wrestler, improves explosiveness. “It is very interesting for general physical condition, cardio, muscle strengthening, comments sports coach David Costa, it mainly requires working the arms but also the whole body as the rocking movements require a sheathing and coordination of the whole body ”. Beginners will start with a 12 kg bag and then increase as they train.
Intense and playful, the Pound, from the United States, is a mix of fitness and music. The sport promises to burn almost 1,000 calories for a 45-minute choreography. “We should not expect results in terms of bodybuilding”, however warns the coach.
“It’s the method of the moment,” says David Costa. Indeed, very popular in US and abroad, Crossfit is a mixture of several activities. “It takes the best aspects of disciplines such as weightlifting, gymnastics and athletics to create a very intense concentrate”, explains the coach. An hour-long crossfit session includes a multitude of exercises with weights, gymnast rings, ropes, pull-up bars; all with short recovery times. The practice of the discipline allows cardiovascular work, muscle building and mass gain: “It is the most effective for losing weight and building muscle,” says David Costa. Beginners should suffer but the results will quickly be convincing.
It is suitable for those who have only a short time to allocate to their sports session as it is practiced on short sessions of around thirty minutes. This cardio-type activity consists of linking bodyweight exercises with little or no rest, like a circuit training. Once or twice a week, it promises rapid results with the general objective of refining the silhouette and improving physical condition.
The practice of pedaling is not traumatic for the joints insofar as the latter do not undergo shock. This cardio exercise nevertheless requires significant work on the thighs, glutes and breath, according to the different postures taken on the stationary bike. Since it burns a lot of calories, cycling will allow a quick refinement of the silhouette if it is coupled with an adapted diet. Since this year, cycling rooms are developing in France where it is possible to pedal in front of an interactive screen.
Invented in 2003 by a commando of combat swimmers from the US Navy, the TRX is not a doping product but rather an excellent way to get back in shape. The exercise works thanks to a suspension system by straps attached sometimes to the feet sometimes to the hands. “The activity requires a lot of stabilization and therefore sheathing work, it is good for muscle building and cardio when done in the form of sequences,” says the fitness coach. The results can quickly be satisfactory and the risk of injury is reduced.
The name sounds like that of a Russian TNT film spy, but you will need more than a red wig and night vision goggles to practice it. Invented by a Canadian hockey coach, the ViPR consists of a series of complete movements carried out by holding in his hands a long plastic tube weighing from 4kg to 20kg. This cardio-type activity to be practiced over half-hour sessions allows mainly upper-body muscle strengthening and coordination work. Legend has it that she was inspired by the actions of the most powerful loggers.
A mix of boxing and fitness, the Jump Fit was created by Brice Faradji, a former world boxing champion. An essential tool for the physical preparation of boxers, the jump rope is an integral part of the Jump Fit. “Sport requires major abdominal work and also important cardio work,” says David Costa. It therefore allows you to lose calories, refine your figure and build muscles in depth.
To say goodbye to your old paunchy figure, consider RIP Training. Cardio-type activity is practiced using a stick connected to a rubber band, itself connected to a point of attachment. It allows to reproduce movements inspired by different sports such as boxing or rowing. “Practicing RIP Training is good for working your breath, getting toned, generally getting back in shape and possibly losing weight,” says the coach.
Suitable for both group activity and personal training, the Disq is the new darling of sports halls. Imagined by an ex-speed skater, the device consists of two boxes distributed on each side of a belt. These boxes run cables to be attached to the wrists and ankles and which make movement more or less difficult. Disq’s cardio sessions lasting 30 minutes consisting of a multitude of exercises to be performed in the form of choreography promise the elimination of approximately 750 calories.