FITLIGHT® reaction training lights are a great way to add an extra challenge to your workout routine. They can be used for a variety of exercises, including cardio, strength training, and plyometrics. In this blog post, we'll show you how to use reaction training lights for a full body workout.
Reaction Training Lights for Cardio
Reaction training lights can be used for a variety of cardio exercises, such as running in place, jump squats, and burpees. To use them for cardio, simply set up the lights in a line or square formation. When you start the exercise, as you move, the lights will flash in random order. The goal is to touch each light as it flashes. This will not only improve your reaction time, but it will also increase your heart rate and burn more calories.
Reaction Training Lights for Strength Training
Reaction training lights can also be used for strength-training exercises, such as bicep curls, tricep extensions, and shoulder presses. To use them for strength training, set up the lights in front of you at chest level. Then, select the weight that you want to use for your exercise. As you perform the exercise, the lights will flash in random order. The goal is to touch each light as it flashes. This will help you maintain proper form and increase the intensity of your workout.
Reaction Training Lights for Plyometrics
Plyometric exercises are explosive movements that can help improve your power and agility. They are often used by athletes to improve their performance. Reaction training lights can be used to add an extra challenge to plyometric exercises such as jump squats and box jumps. To use them for plyometrics, set up the lights in front of you at ankle level. Then, start your exercise and jump over the light as it flashes. This will help improve your coordination and explosive power.
Identical twins, Pamela and Paola (@irontwins_fitness) show us how easy it is to integrate FITLIGHT® to switch up your workout. With just two FITLIGHTS®, you can have endless possibilities for a full-body workout. Here are some examples:
FITLIGHT® X Burpees
Pace your burpees to the timing of the light, and see how many you can deactivate in 30 seconds. This exercise:
- Improves strength, cardio and muscular endurance
- Develops your oblique, shoulder, chest, quad, glute, hamstring, calf muscles
FITLIGHT® x Plank
Maintain a low plank position while deactivating the lights, keeping them as stable as possible. This exercise:
- Increases strength in core, back and chest
- Improves balance
- Improves posture
FITLIGHT X Plank & Push Up
In a plank position, deactivate the red while maintaining a plank position, do a push-up if the light is green. This exercise:
- Improves power, flexibility & posture (arms, chest, shoulders, biceps, upper back, lower back, and legs)
FITLIGHT® x Jump Rope
Using the lights as cues, different colors mean different actions. For example, blue light means boxer step, red light means criss cross. This exercise:
- Works on upper and lower body muscles (full-body workout)
- Increases grip strength, forearms, shoulders, lats, core, glutes, calves Trains memory, (remembering the different colors as different actions also adds a cognitive component)
FITLIGHT® x Handstand Walk
Arrange in lights in a straight line. Walk in a handstand position towards the light to deactivate it.
- Improves core & upper strength
- Stimulates the endocrine system
- Increases grip strength
- Increases musculoskeletal health
FITLIGHT® x Mountain climbers
In a high plank position, deactivate the light with your knees as fast as you can.This exercise:
- Improves upper & lower body strength
- Improves cardio endurance
- Improves mobility & agility
FITLIGHT® reaction training lights are a great way to add an extra challenge to your workout routine. They can be used for a variety of exercises, including cardio, strength training, and plyometrics. The exercises are simple to set-up in our FITLIGHT® App, and can easily be progressed for maximum intensity. You can also grab a training buddy, compete against them, for an increased challenge. Give it a try and see how it improves your fitness level!