5 Ways to Increase Workout Intensity

by Apr 12, 2023Fitness, Gym0 comments

Core Impact Health & Fitness helps you to increase workout intensity

Five Game-Changing Ways to Increase Workout Intensity

Hello, fitness enthusiasts! I’m Michael Smith, your friendly neighbourhood Personal Trainer and Myotherapist. With a 20-year career chock-full of sweat, smiles, and occasional sore muscles, I’m here to spice up your fitness routine and increase workout intensity. So, grab a protein shake, make yourself comfortable, and let’s dive into it!

Who Am I and Why Should You Listen?

You might be wondering, “Who’s this bloke, and why should I listen to his fitness ramblings?” Well, I’ve spent the last two decades in Australia, dedicated to helping folks increase workout intensity and transform their fitness routines, bodies, and minds. But more than just being a personal trainer, I’ve also honed my skills as a Myotherapist. This combo means I can guide you not just to push your limits but also to do it safely and effectively.

The Michael Smith Journey: Two Decades of Fitness and Therapy

It all started when I was a scrawny teen. I thought lifting a barbell was about grunting and getting those muscles to bulge. Let’s just say it didn’t go quite as planned. Picture a startled kangaroo in a gym – that was me! But, that stumbling start ignited a passion in me, and here I am today, helping folks navigate the fitness jungle and increase workout intensity.

Understanding Your Fitness Quo

Before we jump into the deep end, it’s crucial to understand where you’re starting from. Think of it as your own personal fitness compass. Without it, you’re just aimlessly bouncing around the gym like a kangaroo on a trampoline.

Identifying Your Fitness Roadblocks

Do you think you’re too old to increase workout intensityt? Trust me, you’re not alone. This is one of the biggest roadblocks I’ve seen in my career. But as one of my most determined clients, Garry, proved, age is just a number. At 60, Garry could out-lift blokes half his age and even ran his first marathon!

Adding more weight will increase workout intensity
Adding more reps will also increase workout intensity

The Five Ways to Increase Workout Intensity

Alright, let’s get into the meat and potatoes of the matter. Here are five ways you can turn up the dial on your workout routine:

Power Up: Increase the Weight

You’ll never know how strong you are until you push your boundaries. Remember to do it gradually. We’re not trying to morph into Hulk overnight. Just like the time when I went from lifting a baby kangaroo to lifting a full-grown one… okay, I didn’t do that, but you get the point!

Keep It Fresh: Mix Up Your Routine

Keeping your workouts fresh is like having a different barbie every day – one day it’s prawns, the next it’s a juicy steak. Keeps things interesting, right? Mixing up exercises, order, or even the type of workout can keep your muscles guessing and help you avoid that pesky plateau.

Boost Your Stamina: Add More Reps

This is the key to unlocking that amazing thing called endurance. It’s like trying to hold a koala bear for a longer time before your arms get tired.

Time is Muscle: Decrease Your Rest Time

Decreasing your rest time is like running after a kangaroo: it gets your heart racing and your muscles working. But remember, you aren’t the Tasmanian Devil. Start slow, then decrease the rest as you get stronger.

Get Heart-Pumping: Incorporate HIIT

Ah, the magic of HIIT. It’s like wrestling with a crocodile (okay, not that intense). But you get it – short bursts of intense effort followed by recovery periods. A fantastic way to boost your cardiovascular health and increase workout intensity!

Increase workout intensity with HIIT
Mixing up your routine cqn increase workout intensity

The Power of Mental Toughness in Fitness

You could be stronger than a kangaroo, but without the right mindset, even the smallest wallaby could knock you off your game. Mental toughness is the underdog in the fitness world. Train your mind to embrace the burn, and your body will follow suit.

Real Stories from the Training Floor

I’ve seen clients, like Jane and Mike, go from zero to hero. The secret sauce? They stepped out of their comfort zone, embraced the strategies I’ve shared above to increase workout intensity, and kept their minds stronger than a pack of Tasmanian Devils.

Ready to Take the Leap?

You’ve got the knowledge now. All that’s left is to take that leap of faith. Just remember, every small step counts. The first leap might seem daunting, but once you start, there’s no looking back! Book a FREE Discovery Call Today to get started on your fitness journey. During every personal training session I delve into my bag of fitness tips and tricks to increase workout intensity and ramp up your fitness program.

The Power of Investing in a Personal Trainer

Getting a personal trainer is like having a reliable GPS on this adventurous fitness journey. I’d be honoured to be that guide for you, helping you navigate through the ups and downs of your fitness journey. So, don’t be a stranger, reach out and let’s chat. Book a FREE Discovery Call Today!

Core Impact Health and Fitness is located in the Lower Plenty area which is approximately 20km North East of Melbourne’s CBD and close to Montmorency, Rosanna, Viewbank, Templestowe, Eltham and close to many other North Eastern Melbourne Suburbs. 

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