Your goal when working out is simple; to churn through as many calories as possible while, at the same time, building muscle and power. Hurricane Training is designed to do just that.
Just like a literal hurricane, this form of working is hard and fast – it blasts through with tremendous energy, and then leaves the landscape (your body) in need of repair. As you know it’s during that period of repair that new muscle is built and fat shed.*
Hurricane training involves performing some key movements, both aerobic and anaerobic, for a set period of time using work to rest ratios. You control the intensity of the workout by controlling the rest periods and the length of the session.
There are 5 categories of Hurricane Training:
The beginners level Hurricane utilizes just one cardio based exercise to get the heart rate racing. Rest periods are just long enough for the heart rate to come back to a desired level.
Example: Treadmill sprints at 12 miles per hour for 15 seconds, resting until the HRT comes down to 120 beats per minute. Perform for 9 sets.
Do the same workout as in Category One, but, instead of resting, use two bodyweight exercises that you alternate between after each set.
Example: Treadmill sprints at 12 miles per hour for 15 seconds followed by Knee-to-elbow push ups for 10 reps. After the next sprint do reverse dips. No rest between sets. Perform 9 sets.
This time, you do the same sprint workout, but use two light weight resistance exercises after each cardio sprint.
Example: Treadmill sprints at 12 miles per hour for 15 seconds followed by Push Jerks for 10 reps. After the next set do Close Grip Snatches for 10 reps. No rest between sets. Perform 9 sets.
Perform the same cardio sprint sets, but now, after each sprint, perform two heavy resistance exercises.
Example: Treadmill sprints at 12 miles per hour for 15 seconds followed by barbell bench press and chin-ups for 8 reps each. No rest between sets. Perform 9 total sets.
You’ve now reached the ultimate challenge. After each sprint, you will perform two strongman exercises, such as tire flips, sledgehammer swings or sled pushes. Again, you’ll go back and forth with absolutely no rest until you’ve completed 9 total sets – good luck!
Example: Treadmill sprints at 12 miles per hour for 15 seconds, followed by 8 tire flips and 20 sledgehammer swings onto a tire. No rest between sets. Perform 9 total sets.
This type of training will call on all of your mental reserves. You have to be mentally tuned to be able to make a success of it. Set your mind on smashing every workout out of the ball park. Give your best and your body will respond.**
Hurricane workouts are intense. That’s the whole point. The category breakdown outlined above will carry you through at least 3 months of training. Start with level one and progress through, stepping up to a new phase every two weeks. Perform this workout three days per week on alternate days and you’ll be ready to unleash a storm on your stored body fat.
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