Whether you want to lose body fat or work on your muscle tone, PHA training will work for you. Increased movement = more caloric burn; you will get more training bang for your training buck. Fat loss is a numbers game – energy in vs. energy out. A PHA training cycle moves the numbers in your favor. As an added bonus, since recovery intervals are reduced (if not non-existent), requirements for hypertrophy training are met.
Sleep deprivation goes much further than feeling tired and grumpy. It has a negative impact on your mental abilities and puts your physical health at risk – to start. Sleep affects everything! It’s a simple but solid fact. When you sleep your body heals itself and restores its chemical balance. It matters now, and the long-term effects are very real.
If you are training on a regular basis and you’re NOT doing assessments, you’re doing your efforts a great disservice as you have no way to measure their impact. Assessments are used to measure your progress.
The Ratings of Perceived Exertion was created back in the 1960s as a way to measure the intensity of physical exertion – it was designed to determine how hard someone feels like they are working during a workout; it is a way to measure the intensity of your efforts. The scale is a numerical list of assigned values identifying how hard you feel you are working, ranging from 1 (very light – no exertion) to 10 (maximum effort).