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28 June, 2014

What are power workouts?

Power workouts are high intensity and sometimes high impact workouts involving propulsion. They help you to burn more calories faster as they escalate the heart rate and make you sweat more. They are full body workout, involving push, pull, leap, hop and jumps. As the name suggests, these are powerful workouts and do require good strength and fitness to do it. In less time, you achieve more.
Most of your average bodybuilders know absolutely nothing about dynamic, or explosive-rep, training, ultra-low reps or the proper exercises to use for assistance work. 
Power strength training is designed with competitive powerlifters in mind, but it will be equally effective for beginner lifter who needs to use a full body workout or for bodybuilders at any level who have only trained with repetition workouts to this point. The bottom line, however, is that it’s a good all around routine for anyone who wants to focus on strength and power alone.
Other power workouts- power yoga, power pilates, power kickboxing, power aqua workout, power bosu workout, power tabata workout.
They are more effective in the sense that they give more and better results in less time. But of course, we need to be more diligent and be training with a qualified trainer to avoid injuries. The workouts need to be customized and monitored.

 Power Yoga- it is dynamic. It has more flow. It holds the asana for less time. Hence it is not static and flows into other with speed. It is more repetitive. Hence, builds the heart rate and burns more calories. It is like cardio workout.
Power pilates- again flows. More strength required for the core abdominal muscles to do more advanced pilates excercise like V hold, swan dives etc.
Power kickboxing- sometime anaerobics- using powerful leap, hop, jump, skips, along with jab and kicks. It using the larger upper body and lower body muscles very efficiently.
Power bosu- totally utilizes to propulsion moves. rebounding on bosu. it also uses the core. It is specially targeted at proprioceptive neuro muscular fascilitation. The balance and coordination is improved considerable.
Power tabata workout- it is explosive workout and uses the outbursts of energy. it is super challenging, super high intensity workout with limited rest intervals.
Power aqua- instead of gentle aqua aerobics, this requires powerful strokes inside the water. You work against the resistance and bouyancy of water, which helps you to loose weight faster in safe and effective way.