Wow. This week has absolutely flown by.
Between my parents’ visiting this week and work, I’ve had little time for anything else. Note that I am most certainly not complaining. I’m absolutely ecstatic that I’ve been signing lots of clients and picking up more classes lately - I’ll have to talk about that on another day. And I’d have my parents out to visit every week if I could!
They’re cute. And have been married 40…something years!
One thing that’s definitely taken the back burner this week is the blog – reading and writing. So I’ll get to talking about the haps that have been going on lately another day.
Today let’s talk about HIIT.
Nope, that’s not a typo. High Intensity Tactical Training (HITT) is completely different from High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT.)
High intensity tactical training is a combat-specific fitness program from the US Marine Corps based out of the High Intensity Tactical Training Center in Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/image/582677/high-intensity-tactical-training-gives-marines-new-workout#.UT0cQlpATe4#ixzz2NBTM5fN4
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is a comprehensive strength and conditioning program that is essential to a Marine’s physical development,
combat readiness and resiliency. Different components of performance enhancement
training are key components to superior speed, power, strength endurance and overall
combat readiness while reducing the likelihood of injury and ensuring that our Marines are
physically prepared for real-time combat / tactical situations while in theatre.
It utilizes functional training specific to those exercises that enhance job-specific combat training readiness. And it’s quickly becoming a mainstream way to train, thought to rival training methods like those of crossfit and P90x. Pretty cool, right?
The HITT program is also periodized (which I’m a big fan of – I hate random, illogical training) into three phases:
From there, it’s split into sub-categories (strengthen, mitigate, reintegration) and then into further subcategories from those. As a personal trainer who always uses periodization, this really appeals to me.
The workout itself is designed like some you might have seen before:
- cardio warm up (thermoregulation)
- dynamic warm up (range of motion)
- Strength and power
- speed, agility, and enduarance
- core stability and flexibility
Further, it even goes so far as to provide a guide for hydration and nutrition for enhancing training for each phase.
I don’t know about you, but I think HITT sounds pretty cool. Combat-style workouts where the goal is to train like a marine?! Sounds intense…but a cool challenge!
Your turn! What do you think about High Intensity Tactical Training?