Benefits of high impact exercises

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Published: August 17, 2020

You can divide your exercises by looking at their impact. What this means is the action of one object coming into contact with the other – that is, your body. If you do this, then you are looking at the low impact and high impact exercises. The high impact means you are coming into contact with the floor or the equipment, while in the low impact cardio workout there isn’t much of that. There is a lot of discussion about which is better, however, if you do them right, then both will get you into shape in no time! But in this article, we take a look at the high impact ones – and help you pick the right ones for you.

The differences between low and high impact exercises

We already outlined the main difference between the two forms of exercise. But what benefits will you get from each – and through what stress will they put your body? First, there is the high impact. Usually, you will know this one by your feet not touching the ground at the same time. For example, CrossFit, running, jumping jacks, etc. are all high impact. They will give you results promptly, however they are harder on the body.

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If your feet are off the ground – you are doing it right!

On the other hand, the low impact exercises will show their results after some time, but they do not take such a big toll on the body. Usually, you will have at least one foot off the ground for them. Things like cycling, elliptical, hiking, pilates, etc. all fall into this category. Since you will not have as much impact – as the name suggests – they will spare your joints and muscles. So, if you are worried about injuries, then these are for you!

High impact exercises will help you lose weight fast

When you are doing these exercises, you will be using quite a lot of energy. When you burn energy, you are burning calories, which means you will be losing weight fast. So, this is the type of exercise you will want to focus on when burning your fat promptly. They are like the most “bang for the buck” type of exercise you can do when having weight issues.

These exercises achieve this by getting your heart rate up. This way, you pump more blood and thus burn calories faster. But what the exercises also do it help strengthen your heart and lung muscles. So, when doing them, you will not only be getting that definition you crave – but also a better working organism.

Do these exercises when you need a challenge

Sometimes, you are tired of your interval training for beginners and you want to up the ante. If that’s the case, then high impact exercises are something you need! They are usually more intense than anything else, and thus beginners should avoid them. However, as your gym experience grows, you will want to put them in your training session.

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These are not exercises for beginners!

Doing them will tire you, but it will also get your body in the best condition possible. Again, you will be able to reach your goals in a shorter time span. And you might as well have fun enjoying a challenge while you do so!

Competitions require high impact exercises

It doesn’t matter what you will want to do – if you are doing a competition, you will want this type of exercise. They will help you get ready for the big event whether you are doing boxing Dubai, running a marathon, or going to a fitness competition. This is because you will reap all-around benefits from them. And due to how effective they are, you should use them when facing a deadline!

Bone density goes hand in hand with these exercises

Another thing that you will improve when pushing yourself in this way is your bone density. There are many studies (like this one – where the University of Michigan reviewed data from 1961 to 2009 about bone density and exercises) that show that this type of exercise is good for your bones – no matter how counter-intuitive that might sound! This is due to the fact you are subjecting your bond to abrupt stress. In response, they will grow and become stronger.

However, you should still consult with the best personal trainers in Dubai in order to do these – just so you won’t risk injury. If you are an adult and there is no risk, and you want to boost your bone density, then this is the perfect set of exercises for you!

This is an important thing to take note of, however. These exercises will be harder on your body and can cause orthopedic injury. Your joints will be under stress, as well as your muscles and tendons. This is why, if you have a higher injury risk, you should avoid these exercises. This includes elders, pregnant women as well as those with some bone disorders.

Try CrossFit before high impact exercises

Another thing you should keep in mind is that sometimes, these exercises can lead to pain. If this happens, you should quit them for not, and focus on building muscles first. The best way to do this, of course, is through cross-training. This way, you will build “brakes” (your muscles), which help you decelerate high impact movements.

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Avoid injury by building your muscle!

When you strengthen your muscles, you will have better control of your movement. This can lead to the biggest impact of any exercise – including high impact ones. This way, you will also reduce the stress your body fights, and the risk of injury along with it.

So, if you think you are ready to dabble into high impact exercises and want some professional help – do not hesitate to contact us! We will gladly help you reap the best benefits and get you set up in no time!

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