Top 10 Fitness Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Year

The Top 10 Fitness Trends You’ll See Everywhere This Year

From HIIT to yoga, here’s what the fitness pros are eyeing in 2018

 JANUARY 4, 2018
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Fitness trends come and go every year, but we’re going back to the basics in 2018, according to a new annual survey from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published in its Health & Fitness Journal.

For the survey, the authors identified 40 possible fitness trends for 2018 and asked more than 4,000 fitness pros from organizations like the American Council on Exercise and the National Council on Strength and Fitness to rank them on a 10-point scale, with 10 meaning it was most likely to be a trend this year.

The ACSM also distinguished the difference between a trend and fad in the survey. A trend was defined as having more lasting power than a fad, which is typically met with more enthusiasm but lasts for a shorter amount of time.

With that, here’s what you should know about the 10 fitness trends you’ll see everywhere this year.

The Top 10 Fitness Trends of 2018

FITNESS TREND FOR 2018: HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING

Looks like 2018 is going to be sweaty. A high intensity interval training (HIIT) session usually only lasts 30 minutes or less, but requires short bursts of (you guessed it) high intensity exercise followed by a slower-paced recovery period. For instance, you might sprint as hard as you can for 15 to 30 seconds and then walk for 45 to 60 seconds. You’d alternate between the two for a set amount of time.

There’s a reason people can’t get enough of it: The workouts are time efficient and effective if you’re looking to fry fat, research suggests.

One catch, though. Fitness pros don’t love recommending HIIT to their clients, since it has a higher rate of injury, according to the ACSM. Here’s the smartest way to do HIIT if you want to give it a go.

You can read the full article when you follow this link-https://www.menshealth.com/fitness/top-fitness-trends-2018/slide/1.

 

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