Strength Training Split, High Intensity, Part II

One of the most important components of physique training, aside from building muscle and symmetry, is getting LEAN! The more lean we are, the better we’re going to show off our hard work and beautiful muscle development. This too can be said for any male or female who wants to achieve that more “cut”, “toned” and athletic look.

Conditioning, as you know or will soon learn, is one of my favorite components to my training sessions. On our high intensity strength days, we limit conditioning to 8 minutes max. I will reveal conditioning for leg days in another post. What you will find below is part II (conditioning) for our upper body strength days, a push/pull tabata interval using bands.

This four minute tabata was created by Nick and requires an all out effort. We work for 20 seconds coupled with 10 seconds of rest. The tabata goes as follows:

  • Alternate band push (left foot forward), alternate band pull (left foot forward). That is one minute.
  • Alternate band push (right foot forward), alternate band pull (right foot forward). That is another minute.
  • Repeat that same sequence for a total of four minutes. If you give full effort, with the appropriate band resistance, it’s sure to finish you off!

 

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3 responses to “Strength Training Split, High Intensity, Part II

  1. Really enjoying your blog Alli…found it after visiting Nick’s site. Keep training hard.

    • Hello and thanks, I appreciate knowing that people are enjoying the blog and getting something out of it!! Check back often 🙂 -Alli

  2. Alli
    Wow! you look great! Nice headband what is that?? How do I get one for my female trainers??…..and clients!!

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