We know you want to pump up your muscle definition. That’s why we have switched our workouts to Fast movements – box jumps, jump squats, kettlebell swings and more - to improve muscle definition.
Muscle definition is only possible by targeting Type II muscle fiber. Speed work and strength training are the Fitness Explosion program that will take you there.
In Fitness Explosion we address our classes to Power Training, Speed Training, Strength Training and Plyometric Exercises, also known as Plyos or Jump Training. All these exercise methods will put your muscles right to the top. Your muscles will be exerting maximum forces in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-force).
Speed training and agility it’s a great way to recruit type II muscle fibers. It involves the increase of muscle power. It is also a good way to maintain muscle mass throughout the aging process.
Speed training is an effective way to achieve the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), which includes burning a lot of calories in a relatively short period of time. It also helps you burn more calories after your workout is over, an effect known as excess post-exercise oxygen consumption.
Sprint for example is a form of dynamic flexibility. Sprinting improves the extensibility of the involved muscles, fascia and connective tissue, which helps to reduce the chance of injury from muscle strains. Sprinting also naturally increases the body's endurance strength, making longer cardio and muscle strengthening training sessions easier to complete.
Agility has to do with changing direction quickly and effectively. Sprint is more linear. Agility has to do more with changing as we said. For agility you need to have a powerful and well-defined core.
Core strength works hand in hand with lower body strength in order to balance your speed and agility.