You might think that for a workout to be challenging or to be considered "high Intensity" it has to incorporate heavy weights or Olympic style lifts. If so you would be wrong. Not to mention working out with heavy weights, doing technical movements with speed, can be a recipe for disaster. And for many it has been.
Phyzseek workouts are designed by a doctor and driven by science to push the everyday athlete to their limits without using heavy weights or technical movements that require adequate training and proper coaching from an expert in such lifts. Another upside to using lighter weights is while you will still build lean muscle mass, for women in particular, you will not get bulky. Of course, if it is your desire to bulk up, supplementing Phyzseek workouts with heavier weight training on alternate days is always an option. I supplement my Phyzseek workouts with body weight callisthenic exercises. I trade volume for heavy weights to build strength and muscle mass. Given my history with injuries I prefer to avoid lifting heavy and potentially exacerbating old injuries or causing new ones.
The PhyzWOD's (Phyzseek workouts of the day) are short duration and high intensity while producing measurable outcomes that are easily logged and tracked. Results can be compared to those of friend's, other's around the world or to your own prior achievements. But again, the workouts use only light weight or body weight exercises sequenced in a way to reduce the chances of injury while enhancing the aging athletes long-term functional fitness. And, there are no complex Olympic lifts required.
Additionally, Phyzseek automatically provides alternative exercises to accommodate for equipment you don't have or modifications for people with pre-existing injuries. Instructional videos describing the exercises and showing proper form are also included within each workout.
When it’s time to amp up a workout with some high intensity interval training and you’re working for time, don’t risk getting injured by lifting heavy weights. Go lighter, maintain perfect form and push hard. The results will be just as good and last longer… much longer.
Chad LaBonte, Phyzseek co-founder & COO