Fitness Trends For 2013

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As we move into 2013 there are many fitness trends which are here to stay. A buzz word in the industry over the last several years has been "functional training".

This is basically what I like to call fitness that makes us stronger in a shorter period of time. It enhances our ability to complete everyday tasks with ease as well.

According to an article on functional training is all the rage. It “targets a range of fitness needs in a short amount of time.” It is said to do so to counterbalance our sedentary lifestyle.

Those functional training regimens include bootcamps, P90x which was developed by “elite” trainer, Tony Horton. A bonus about the P90X Workout is that you can do it at home and do not need to go to a gym.

The science behind the program is their trademarked “muscle confusion.”

“Using the advanced Science of Muscle Confusion™, P90X is a well-organized training system that shows you how and when to change your routine for maximum results. So your body keeps changing throughout the 90 days and beyond.”

Kettlebell training can up your calorie expenditure by 50 percent. In fact, research shows that in just 20 minutes of kettlebell training, you can burn up to 300 calories.

When you factor in the increase in your heart rate, plus the amount of energy it takes to repair the body, you’ve increased your daily calorie expenditure as well. I am certified in kettlebell trainings and suggest starting with a lighter kettlebell of 5 or 10 pounds until you learn the moves.

The TRX Suspension Training is also a hot trend. I am also certified in this tool. I consider it to be the original bodyweight-based portable training tool that builds strength, balance, flexibility and core stability for people of all fitness levels.

This is the TRX Training Philosophy. “The body is an interconnected chain of muscles. Every movement we perform is a whole-body movement. That’s why TRX Training uses tools and movements that challenge the entire body in every plane of motion.”

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