As it turns out, the intensity of your workout does matter. Research presented in the New York Times Blog discusses the increased benefits of a high intensity workout that are apparent on a molecular level. When your body experiences stress, it releases biochemicals which signal a protein called CRTC2 to prepare the body for a “fight or flight” situation.
It turns out these same biochemicals are released during vigorous exercise and actually help release fat for fuel more efficiently and develop stronger muscles. As Dr. Conkright is quoted in the article “there is some truth to that idea of ‘no pain, no gain.'” At Hilliard Studio Method, we create an hour long workout that will take you to the edge every time.
It’s not the first 10 reps of anything that make the change, it’s the last five that you churn out of pure dedication and raw courage. Listen to your body. Ask yourself if you can give more today. Some days will go smoother than others, so honor your body. Sore muscles in your arms, legs and core are a sign of progress and working to your edge. Pain in the joints and neck are a sign of working out of alignment and out of position. We are here to help you find your best form to achieve your best body. If you ever feel any neck or joint pain, please let us know so we can find your safest and most efficient form.