Exercise Types 101: Exercise Styles + Their Benefits

Equip | Encourage | Empower

As Bernd Heinrich once said, “Movement is the essence of life.” There are so many different benefits that come along with staying active and moving your body. Movement doesn’t happen to be exercise, but exercise in itself has many benefits as well.

We will be breaking down four popular exercise styles and the unique benefits that come along with them.

Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS)

LISS requires you to stay at about 50-60 percent of your maximum heart rate for an extended amount of time (30-60 minutes).  As the name indicates this style of exercise involves low impact movements such as power walking, biking, using the elliptical or stair climber.

How it works:

It’s pretty simple, keep low intensity movement going for an extended period of time. You should be able to carry a full conversation while doing this movement (think 3-4 on a scale of 10 for intensity). This is…

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