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Three ways Les Mills GRIT™ will maximise your training


We all want the most out of our training, and if there is a way to train smarter and more effectively we all want to know. Here are three ways Les Mills GRIT™ works with us to maximise our training.We all want the most out of our training, and if there is a way to train smarter and more effectively we all want to know. Here are three ways Les Mills GRIT™ works with us to maximise our training.

1. Move to the block not to the beat

For those of you who have been keen GRITTERS from the start, you will know that for the past 3 releases the format of GRIT™ has been changed a little. GRIT™ is now based on movements to blocks of time rather than to a beat. So why the change?

Movements to blocks of time allow you to complete maximum repetitions which allows a focus on power training – maximising muscle output to hit top-end training zones.The music is an integral part of the workout but doesn’t dictate the pace.  As you work to your own individual max effort, you can really push your limits – and that’s a fundamental component of LES MILLS GRIT.  So if moving in time to music isn’t your thing, don’t stress, it’s there to motivate you, not confuse you. The great thing for people who love moving to the beat is that it’s definitely still an option as the music also provides you with a base tempo to move to.

2. Access the other half of your muscles

Whenever you exercise you engage your slow twitch muscle fibres. But to access our fast twitch muscles fibres - the other half of your muscles - we need to do powerful explosive movements; these provide us with strength and power like a sprinter. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) does exactly this, engaging your fast twitch muscles fibres, by loading, sprinting and jumping. If you want muscle definition HIIT will get you there. Fast. Watch the video below for more information.


3. Spend less time exercising for higher calorie burn

EPOC or Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption effect is the measurement of oxygen consumption hours after a high intensity work out. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is famous for its incredible EPOC effect which does not happen in lower intensity exercise. Essentially the benefit of EPOC is the calorie burn you will receive hours after your workout. Maximising the time you have spent training.  

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About GRIT™ Series

Les Mills’ High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) program, GRIT™ is scientifically proven to get your members fitter, faster. The series is delivered in 30-minute high intensity blasts; the workouts are demanding, but they’re over quickly. Each session alternates between short bursts of high intensity exercises and recovery periods – the best way to increase fitness, tone muscle and lose fat. HIIT is no longer a supplementary offering to broaden your offering, but a must have to stay competitive in today’s fitness industry.

GRIT™ Strength will blast all major muscle groups, sending your metabolism into overdrive to burn fat for hours after the workout. It also stimulates the production of growth hormones reducing fat and helping develop lean muscles.

GRIT™ Plyo combines the principles of plyometrics to build power and increase speed and leg strength, GRIT™ Plyo is an intense plyometric-based workout that gets results fast! Power agility training transforms type two muscle fiber and produces a lean athletic shape while increasing muscular endurance and stamina.

GRIT™ Cardio is an explosive, high-impact body weight based workout maximising calorie burn within the workout and burning fat for hours afterwards.

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