As science and technology progress, we are constantly discovering more effective workouts and better ways to track progress. In order to get the most out of your training, it is important to stay on top of these trends and decide if you need to make changes or add elements to your workout routine. Read on for some exciting new workout trends you can expect to see a lot of in 2018.
HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training
HIIT has been one of the most popular workout trends of the past several years and it continues to grow in popularity. HIIT workouts are prominent for several reasons. The workouts have been proven to be effective in numerous studies. HIIT workouts can generally be done virtually anywhere and require little equipment. And, possibly the most appealing factor about HIIT workouts: they are quick. You can burn a sizable amount of calories in a very short time. In today’s busy society, people want to get the most out of a workout in the least amount of time.
Working Out in Large Groups
Just like the aerobics classes of the 1980s, group workouts are once again growing in popularity. Working out with a group is both effective and fun. You’re more likely to push yourself harder when working out with a group, as a little healthy competition can go a long way. Working out with others can also be a source of motivation and you will likely find it much more fun than working out alone. While you may train with large groups in organized classes, there are also more loosely organized workout groups, such as local running clubs comprised of people who run together and encourage one another to meet goals.
Wearable technology such as smart watches and Fitbits have been around for a few years and have only grown in effectiveness as technology has progressed. These technologies allow you to monitor your heart rate, track your movements and keep up with your progress. You can have more control of your workout and look for areas that need improvement. Additionally, wearable technology allows you to connect with others all of the world, giving you sources of knowledge and motivation.
Like HIIT, bodyweight training has grown in popularity because it is easy and convenient. Bodyweight exercises include pushups, crunches, squats, and more. These workouts require no equipment, very little space and can be done almost anywhere. People are looking to increase their strength and often do not have the time or finances to spend time at the gym. You can give your entire body a full workout with no equipment.
By experimenting with workout trends, you can find new ways to train that are both effective and motivating for you. Over the course of 2018, you can continue to fine-tune your routine until you are getting the results you want.