Friday, May 30, 2014

Jenn's Jams I

A lot of times I get asked about new music, or where I got my music, or how I know all the words to a song...
...anyway, I figured instead of people asking me where I get my workout music, or what they should pregame to, or "What is that song you played in the car the other day?!" I'd start sharing Jenn's Jams, one playlist at a time.

Here's a playlist I made up for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). HIIT is one of my favorite ways to get my heart rate up (and down) and the sweat dripping down my face. Jumping jacks, squat jumps, jump lunges, hop planks, mountain climbers, jumping rope, skater jumps...yes, I could keep going. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and what makes you stronger improves your VO2 max, improves your heart recovery rate, gives you explosive energy in your workouts, and strengthens those fast-twitch muscles that are so important.

My advice to you: take a listen to the playlist. Figure out where in the songs you want to change your workout. Make it fun and make it unique - add in squats, lunges, planks, shoulder presses, anything that's going to slow your heart rate down and make you work. Write it down. And then HOP TO IT!