Improved Quality of Life
Time is a precious commodity. Wasting it is not an option. The prerequisite to optimum productivity in life is functional physical fitness. Cutting edge athletic training research now focuses on quality, rather than quantity of training. Getting stronger, more stable, and functional to take the business world by storm, attack the slopes or that challenging golf course as well as be able to comfortably travel the world demands physical training.
The good news is that when cutting edge sports science normally reserved for high end athletes is applied to regular individuals, the time investment can be as little as 15 minutes per week to become markedly stronger, mechanically more stable, and functionally more balanced.
For the individual who is not interested in becoming a weightlifter, bodybuilder or professional athlete many studies support that a high intensity training session done once per week is sufficient to stimulate muscular strength gains; and once a plateau of strength is reached, weekly training will maintain muscle mass, strength and conditioning.1
The intensity of each training session must be sufficient to stimulate the body to respond by getting stronger, commonly known as the minimum effective dose or MED. Though more time, repetitions, and volume of training will produce even greater stimulus and in turn greater tissue response, overtraining and reaching a point of diminishing returns occurs rapidly for most individuals. The primary objective of high intensity short duration training is to produce increased strength of muscle, tendon and bone, with minimal risk, in as little time as possible, to allow time for recuperation, as well as other activities of work and play.