Getting to the gym during the festive period becomes less of a priority and we know that personal training can take a back seat as other aspects of life take over and it becomes difficult to justify the time away from work and family. This is however not a valid excuse for not having a good workout to keep you ticking over….
One of our favourite workout protocols with the Core Results team in Chichester is the EDT format, which stands for “Escalating Density Training”. This is typically the format I suggest to our gym members when they are going on holiday and want to keep up with their exercise whilst away. It is a simple protocol that can be done just as easily without equipment, as it can in the gym.
Start with your normal warm-up before you start and then proceed with the following steps:
Step 1: Grab a pen, a stopwatch (your mobile) and a piece of paper
Step 2: Pick 2 exercises, ideally non competing exercises – for example don’t pair squats with lunges, but squats and press ups
Step 3: Set the stopwatch for 10 minutes and press start
Step 4: Do 5 to 10 repetitions of each exercise
Step 5: Repeat for as many sets as you can do in 10 minutes
Step 6: Make a note of the amount of repetitions you do in total for each exercise
Step 7: Next time you do the same workout; do more reps in the 10 minutes
If you have some extra time, pick 2 more exercises and repeat the process above.
Over the next month we will be sharing some exercises that will work well for your quick home EDT. Please message us and let us know your favourite exercise combinations!