As another year is starting, make your fitness game smarter and more challenging to reap the most out of your workouts. The new fitness trends that are in this new year are definitely worth the hype. Try them out now so you don’t miss out. Like the ever-changing technology, workouts are also evolving every year. They are constantly changing so that you can reach your fitness goals without being stagnant and losing excitement. This year, it’s your chance to give your workouts a different twist and swap the boring ones with some seriously fresh fitness. Here are the HiDow International’s top fitness trends for 2018 you should try.
The New Fitness Trends to Try This Year
1. Low-Intensity Interval Training
Sure, we’ve been told that HIIT or high-intensity interval training is very beneficial for those who workout. The whole point of high-intensity training is to rev up the intensity of your cardio and push yourself to the max limit during every set. However, this 2018 will be a little different as the trend will be dropping the intensity for next-level results- LIIT or low-intensity interval training. This kind of training will still work as effectively as HIIT but will only take an extra half an hour to complete. It can be as easy as taking a long walk at different speeds and directions.
2. Self-Limiting Movement
This kind of training is designed to push you to your limits and strengthen you from the inside out. The point of the self-limiting movement is to complete a combination of exercises which are almost impossible without correct forms, such as the single-leg deadlift, goblet lunge, and pull-ups. Although it might sound a bit challenging, it will help you improve muscle imbalances and poor posture.
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3. Cryotherapy, infrared saunas, TENS and EMS devices
This year, smarter recovery for the mind and body are in once again. Cryotherapy, infrared saunas, and TENS and EMS units are not new, but they have significantly improved compared to when they were first used. Infrared saunas heat the body from the inside out to detoxify, cleanse, and heal it using infrared lighting, providing you ultimate recovery session. Cryotherapy, on the other hand, is using cold temperature to decrease cell growth, as well as inflammation and pain, and it also increases cell survival. TENS and EMS devices stimulate pulses and help prevent pain signals from reaching the brain.
4. Virtual reality workouts
Virtual reality workouts are perfect for those who like to stay fit without hitting the gym. It allows you to connect to a game wherein you have to run, jump, pivot, and crouch while wearing sneakers on the treadmill. How cool is it to enjoy the benefits of a workout while having fun in your living room?
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5. Food tracking apps
The apps on your smartphone nowadays are not just for your social media or gaming needs anymore but also for your health and fitness endeavors. Using apps to track your meals will help you watch what you’re eating and can dramatically change how much food you consume a day.
The Bottom Line
Make your fitness workouts more fun and enjoyable with the latest trends you’ll surely want to try this year. Modify your routines and do something different so you can spend another year of fitness either at the gym or in the comforts of your home!