HIIT workouts are great for burning body fat quickly but speeding through the reps can sometimes cause you to miss out on the major metabolism-boosting benefits that come from the eccentric—or lowering—aspects of these movements.
Eccentric movements are more muscularly damaging, so they require more effort from your body to repair and recover compared to concentric or lifting motions. That equals more calories burned or an increased metabolism.
Researchers in Greece found that women who performed one weekly strength workout that focused on eccentric movement increased their resting energy expenditure and fat burning by five and nine percent, respectively, after just eight weeks.
Exercise for strength gains without weights in the shortest possible time span with the Rooboard balance board. This small piece of fitness equipment has been designed to enhance body weight training and isolate specific muscle groups.
Bodyweight exercises are an excellent form of resistance training. These true weight exercises really emphasize the power to weight ratio of an individual. It is surprising how many weight trained people who can lift heavy weights have very little strength and especially endurance when it comes to bodyweight training.
The Rooboard was designed specifically for bodyweight training. It forces the user to engage the core muscles to maintain stability which in turn increases tension. This means all exercises are performed under muscle load.
Best of all the Rooboard is very portable and most workouts can be performed almost anywhere.
The balance component forces the user to engage the core and stabilizer muscles while performing a multitude of exercises. This increases the intensity and just as important; keeps you focused on your form.
Exercises can be performed as specific muscle group routines or as high intensity interval workouts (HIIT). The beauty of this product is in its small size, adaptability and durability. It has been designed for total body training.
All the body weight workouts are available here and new videos are being published monthly.
Use this short routine for dynamic upper body and core strength. This exercise has been designed specifically for the Rooboard but can be performed without.
Using a Rooboard increases the intensity and fully engages the muscles of the core.
The Rooboard was born out of a passion to increase fitness, strength and balance. It had to increase muscular symmetry and performance for action sports like surfing, skating and skiing. And, it had to fit busy proactive lifestyles and be extremely portable, as in the daily work commute, flights, hotel rooms and those cheeky moments when you want to workout quickly and discreetly.