High-Performance Workouts with Habit FCT
HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKOUTS WITH HABIT FCT
WHAT IS HABIT FCT?
Over the past decade, interest and participation in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has increased significantly due to the ability to condense exercise into an effective and time-efficient training option. HIIT combines high intensity, functional movement and strength and conditioning exercises, designed to challenge the participant and promote muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness.
Habit FCT (Functional Circuit Training)
HIIT training has further been revealed to be more effective than moderate-intensity continuous exercise for improving function in patients with heart failure. Success has also been attributed to the reduction of overall body fat, improvement in maximum oxygen uptake and stabilisation of blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes. One study further found that participants reported higher levels of enjoyment and motivation from HIIT when compared to traditional steady-state exercise.3
Before beginning HIIT training, talk to your trainer. Find out what’s involved and discuss any previous injuries you may have so that they can guide you through movement options and avoid reinjury. Your trainer will also talk you through initial limitations and make modifications to suit your level of capability.
The key is to gradually build up to incorporating more advanced exercises into your workout as you are able. If you’re not sure if your form is correct, ask your trainer to assist.
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if you're keen to try habit fct, talk to a personal trainer to find out how to get started.
If you have an injury, book a telehealth consult with a Habit physiotherapist.
You don’t need a referral from your GP. We can lodge your ACC claim directly for you.
1. Tabata, I. (2019). Tabata training: one of the most energetically effective high-intensity intermittent training methods. The Journal Of Physiological Sciences, 69(4), 559-572. doi: 10.1007/s12576-019-00676-7
2. Gillen, J., & Gibala, M. (2014). Is high-intensity interval training a time-efficient exercise strategy to improve health and fitness?. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, And Metabolism, 39(3), 409-412. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2013-0187
3. Gaesser, G., & Angadi, S. (2011). High-intensity interval training for health and fitness: can less be more?. Journal Of Applied Physiology, 111(6), 1540-1541. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01237.2011