The right fitness program preparations for trail running.
Beginners in fitness programs who want to add outdoor trail running to their routine need to cover a few basics. Like with all fitness training programs, you need the right equipment: In this case, a good pair of trail running shoes specially adapted for rugged terrain and the proper breathable clothing for the elements, whether sun, cold, or rain. Cardio fitness also calls for frequent exercise, particularly as you progress through intermediate and advanced levels of fitness. Home fitness DVDs that use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) are also essential so you can make the most of your time outdoors. Try workout DVDs, such as Chalene Johnson's TurboFire®, to prepare for climbing that third hill or clambering over that tree in the trail.
If you're taking your fitness programs to more advanced heights of trail running, make sure you make the most of whole body fitness workout DVDs in your regimen. You need ab workouts for stabilizing running muscles, and cardio fitness for long distances and intense climbs. Home fitness DVDs, such as Tony Horton's P90X®, include resistance training so that you're strong all over, not just a pair of quads and lungs attached to a mostly useless body. Fitness DVDs that emphasize plyometrics, such as Shaun T's INSANITY®, give you the added advantage of explosive power for dealing with whatever nature's trail throws at you.
If you can't take your running fitness programs into the woods every day, you can still make the most of your workout DVDs. Chalene Johnson's advanced home fitness DVDs offer HIIT that will melt the fat off. You can also do workout routines on the local track. In these exercise workouts, vary the direction in which you run the oval because the track tends to work the outer leg harder than the inner leg. Or crank up your fitness training programs by running the stairs of the grandstands, or alternating sprints and jogging to create important fat burning high intensity intervals.
Fitness programs quickly plateau unless you change up your exercises, confusing the muscles and forcing them to adapt more to grow. Cardio fitness alone isn't enough to lose weight, so augment your running with home workout DVDs that also offer a smart nutrition plan, including TurboFire, P90X, and INSANITY. Weight loss fitness programs are most effective when they take a comprehensive approach to exercise, emphasizing functional fitness through more holistic activities.