Why You Need to Vary Your Workouts and Include Medium Intensity Workouts
Has anyone else noticed how their energy levels and mood fluctuate throughout the month? You may want to vary up between high, low, and medium intensity workouts.
Since that is something that so many women experience, I’ve designed new workouts that are Made to FIT – fit your mood, your energy levels and your strength. How you feel can change depending on your cycle and stage of life, but I want to help you keep moving no matter what.
You can now choose your FIT workout on the Emily Skye FIT app intensity based on how you’re feeling: up the intensity on those strong days, lift yourself with mood-boosting exercise, or stick with slower, stress-relieving sessions on the days your body needs it.
Let’s take a look at how each level of intensity in my Made to FIT sessions works and for fun, I thought you’d like to try one of the medium intensity workouts!
High Intensity Workouts
What are they? These workouts will spike your heart rate, help you achieve strength and endurance goals and smash your personal bests. Expect HIIT/HIRT and advanced strength training workouts incorporating big lifts and compound moves.
When to use them: When you’re feeling super strong and full of energy, it’s time to take on a high-intensity challenge!
Medium Intensity Workouts
What are they? Increase your heart rate and work your muscles without pushing yourself to the limit. Expect HIRT and strength workouts designed to maintain lean muscle and cardio fitness.
When to use them: These workouts are great for days when your energy levels feel stable and standard. If menopause or PMS has you feeling down, these moderate-intensity workouts are perfect for boosting your mood.
Medium Intensity Workout with Emily Skye Fitness
Low Intensity Workouts
What are low intensity workouts?
Sessions to focus on recovery and flexibility, plus low-intensity strength exercises using slow and controlled movements.
When to use low intensity workouts.
Fighting fatigue? A low-intensity workout is a great way to keep moving and stay consistent when you can’t manage a high-octane workout.
Train to Win
Training has always been the one thing that makes me feel better. Whatever your starting point, with Made to FIT you can now find the exercise that helps YOU feel better too.
Post Workout Nutrition
After your workout try this:
Chocolate Coffee Snack Smoothie
- 3/4 tsp instant coffee
- 2 tbs (1 1/2 fl oz) water boiling
- 1/2 medium banana sliced & frozen
- 3/4 cup (6 1/2 fl oz) almond milk (or dairy alternative)
- 1 1/4 tbs cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
- 1 tbs rolled oats (or brown rice flakes or quinoa flakes if gluten-free)
- 1 cup ice
(based on 1 serving)
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and ENJOY!
Practice A Variety of Workouts with Emily Skye FIT
Check out the Emily Skye FIT app and emilyskyefit.com for more information and to start your 7-day free trial of the programs.
Emily Skye is a mother of two, strength training expert and the face of FIT, the digital fitness app that helps women worldwide build strength and confidence, stay active through pregnancy and rebuild post-pregnancy. Emily holds a Certificate IV in Fitness and Master Trainer qualification from the Australian Institute of Fitness.