"Knowing a bunch of exercises doesn't matter as much when you don't know how to implement them"
We like to use dynamic warm-ups before exercising to raise your heart rate and body temperature in preparation for the workout. During this type of warm-up, you are moving through stretches and light exercises without stopping. This helps increase mobility and range of motion so you can get deeper into exercises.
HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training. Our workouts follow a HIIT format with tough, quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up. This workout is great for burning fat because the intense intervals help kick-start the process known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (“afterburn effect”), which helps you burn more calories even after you stop working out as your body has to work harder and take in more oxygen to return to its resting state.
Strength - Isometrics - Plyometrics
Strength training means using resistance to work your muscles; that can be your bodyweight, dumbbells, kettlebells, sand bags, resistance bands, etc. The goal of this type of workout is to increase muscle mass.
Isometric exercises are where you hold a position under tension and just stay in that position for a set amount of time. (Think of wall sits or planks)
Plyometric exercises such as squat jumps, box jumps, or burpees leave you breathless and help increase power and explosiveness.
Infinit8 incorporates a combination of strength, isometric, and plyometric exercises into each workout.
Cool Down - Foam Rolling - DOMS
At the end of every Infinit8 workout, you will be instructed through a period of cool down stretching to help bring your body back to a resting state by lowering your hear rate and nervous system.
Foam rolling is a form of massage that can be done to help loosen tight muscles and to help improve mobility. From time to time, Infinit8 conducts group foam rolling sessions with a coach before and after workout routines.
DOMS stands for delayed onset muscle soreness. This is the soreness that you may experience the day or two after a hard workout. This happens because you are damaging muscle fibers (a good thing!). The muscle then repairs and rebuilds and that’s how you get stronger. This soreness may last anywhere from 24 to 72 hours after your workout, but if you are left in an uncomfortable state, just reach out to one of our coaches for guidance. We will walk you through how to manage the soreness and keep your body in the best possible condition for growth!