The Benefits of Elite Fitness Training (EFT) AKA Xfit
Ever-growing since 2000
With over 12,000 locations across the globe and a fanbase to match, the global phenomenon, EFT, has grown in leaps and bounds since it was founded in 2000, in California, USA.
Breaking it down
EFT gained its prominence by combining functional training workouts that are based on high intensity interval training (HIIT). Working out at high intensity levels results in much shorter durations when compared to traditional training.
So, what does this mean? You can get the same results but in half the time! Additionally, HIIT-based training has proven to help your body burn calories and fat even after your workout.
Boost strength and build muscle
EFT's unique combination of bodyweight exercises and Olympic-based lifting techniques translate to strength development. Since EFT focuses on full-body workouts, various muscle groups will benefit from a single workout. With an emphasis on elements such as load, agility, distance, and speed, you will start reaping the benefits with increased levels of power.
The high intensity interval training regime promotes building muscle mass and lean hypertrophy, which is an increase and growth of muscle cells. Most EFT exercises are compound movements, which means a large group of muscles are simultaneously activated. This type of training is also a great way to improve your overall health and maximize your outcome versus moderate intensity exercises.
Burn calories and lose weight
Studies have shown that women burn up to 12 more calories per minute when compared to traditional training routines. If you train for an hour that’s 720 more calories burned!
What this comes down to is; the more muscles you are using, the more calories you can burn – and EFT combines various muscle groups excellently.
These workouts are super-efficient for torching unwanted fat. Performing a series of HIIT exercises with minimal rest in between sets dramatically increases your body’s metabolism and fat burning ability.
What’s more, EFT is known for its “afterburn effect”, which enables your body to stay in fat-burning mode well after you have finished working out. This process can keep calories burning for up to 24 hours after working out. In essence, your hour-long workout keeps your body burning calories for a full day.
Enhance mobility and endurance
EFT may not seem like other traditional mobility-building training regimens like yoga or Pilates, but it has proven to be very effective for enhancing mobility. Many exercises make use of motions which improve your range of motion and joint strength.
Not only does EFT improve overall strength, but your endurance performance will also certainly see the same benefits. EFT helps build a stronger core which is essential to transfer and utilise strength throughout your entire body. Another benefit of a strong core improves your form, which helps reduce the risk of injury.
Train less and gain more? That’s exactly what you’ll get from an EFT workout. Classes are generally an hour long and they include a warm-up and cool-down. Research has shown that longer isn’t always better and HIIT can improve cardiovascular fitness and burn more calories while training intense and fast.
Not only are the workout durations shorter, the workouts themselves also offer more variety with a countless number of combinations, making it an ideal alternative for those who don’t like the monotony of traditional training.
Step it up
Offering a unique and futuristic fitness experience with equipment to match, Body Action Gym boasts EFT group classes led by leading instructors where you will have the opportunity to experience our state-of-the-art OUTRACE frame.
Multi-functional, effective, and versatile. With the OUTRACE you will be able to perform endless functional training exercises while incorporating bodyweight and free weight movements on this structure, while moving freely outdoors.