“You can be dynamic and explosive without paying a punishing price”, says co-founder Gabby Reece
In a recent DOSE article titled “2019 TREND: POOL BASED FITNESS,” XPT Pool workouts were prominently featured as the perfect exercise to work hard without putting impact on your joints. Check out the feature below along with a great video showcasing an underwater workout with Laird, Gabby and the XPT Crew.
Originally published on www.whateveryourdose.com
First came hydro spinning, then a HIIT class on water. Now we’re pumping iron beneath the surface and practising underwater training as a powerful tool for mindfulness…
Lifting weights underwater might seem unorthodox but it’s at the heart of Laird Hamilton’s XPT programme. LA’s most exclusive workout provides an opportunity to work hard without putting impact on your joints. “You can be dynamic and explosive without paying a punishing price”, says co-founder Gabby Reece.
Breath holding during training has been shown to improve performance in a variety of sports. A recent study done on triathletes, used breath holding twice per week as a part of their normal training routine. After 5 weeks, the breath hold group improved their performance while the control group saw no improvement. Their results were an average improvement of: 3.7s in 100m, 6.9s in 200m and 13.6s in 400m.
“In a sport where the difference between 1st place and 5th place are fractions of a second, these results are significant” explains Coach PJ Nestler, Performance Director at XPT. “The use of intermittent hypoxic training can improve acid buffering, delaying muscle and blood acidosis as well as enhancing tolerance to rising levels of acid, improving anaerobic performance.”
XPT retreats are taking place in Hawaii, Miami, Costa Rica and Malibu this year. XPT also has several certified coaches in Europe that will be running workshops in 2019.
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