It’s no surprise that in the digital age, sports fitness trends come and go, as newer and more exciting developments crop up, drawing people’s attention. So what’s hot in 2015 may be dead by the time 2016 arrives, but it’s still instructive and beneficial for you to know what the hottest sports fitness trends are this year, so that you can jump aboard for as long as the ride lasts.

 

Bodyweight Workouts

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A lot of the more popular fitness workouts now are minimizing or eliminating the use of weights and machines, and going retro with old-school types of exercises. One of the trends in that direction is bodyweight exercises, which as the name suggests, involves exercise routines in which you are required to support the weight of your body without the aid of machines. Some popular bodyweight exercises, include pull-ups, push-ups, planks, sit-ups, dips, explosive jumping and weightless lunges. Bodyweight exercises can be done anywhere and don’t cost you a dime, two reasons to get into this fitness trend.

 

Heart-Interval Training

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Heart-interval training are fitness sessions designed to expand the amount of calories you burn after your workout is completed, and to allow your body to consume more oxygen. With heart-interval training, you measure your heart-rate before, during and after strenuous exercise, so that you can chart your progress and determine if you are hitting your heart-rate goals. Some gyms now have fit bands and monitors that chart your heart-rate and display it on a monitor during your workout, right next to the target heart-rate, so that you can speed up your activity, or slow down.