We all have the types of days when everything feels frustrating and aggravating and where we’d rather scream at a person (or inanimate object, for that matter) than patiently have to put up with them. There are times when we’re calm and rational individuals and there are times when it feels like we’re filled with so much rage that the tops will burst off our heads!
On those days, it can be very beneficial to do the right kind of workout specifically for those needs. It’s a good idea to take your emotional state into account when you’re choosing your workout because you will be able to take advantage of a number of the additional reactions exercising can provide.
The right type of workout can help you to focus your anger in a much more positive way so you can power through your moves and burn off the frustration. At the same time, your brain will be releasing endorphins that will work to improve your mood and make you feel happier when all is said and done.
That said, there’s a big difference between trying to sit still and calmly meditate when you’re full of anger, and kicking the stuffing out of a kickboxing bag. The best types of workouts for getting you through a range or a tantrum are typically the ones that keep up a solid high intensity for stretches of time. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is often perfect for that type of mood.
It combines short bursts of exercises where you pour absolutely everything you’ve got into the workout, with periods of less intensity or even rest. These are great because they help you burn through the maximum amount of energy in the least amount of time. Therefore, even if you’re busy, you’ll be able to blast your way through one of these workouts and just let the frustrations pour right out of your body. By the end of it, you will feel much calmer, stronger and more emotionally stable.
Depending on the types of workout you like to do, this can take many kinds of form. It can have you alternating between sprinting as fast as you can go with walking or jogging. You may be cycling as quickly as your legs will let you until you ease off and pedal at a much more leisurely pace. Or it even might involve moves such as burpees which can truly get your heart pumping.