So you are on-track, working out daily and sticking to the routine. What if I told you that there was a way to burn MORE calories with the same workout? Too good to be true? Nope.
You see, through years of testing and tweaking the Gay Men’s Boot Camp and Online Traning Programs I have perfected the formula of getting the most out of your workout while spending the least amount of time actually doing it. Look, we are all busy and would usually rather be doing 300 other things than spending time exercising. SO I came up with this post to show you just how easy it is to MAXIMIZE your FAT LOSS and your hectic schedule.
1. INTERVALS (slow and steady loses the race)
Piles of current research & 1000’s of Lbs dropped by clients, has shown that this method will allow you to literally get twice the workout in half the time, rev up metabolism, and skyrocket the “feel good” endorphin release. Intervals are marked by repeatedly “speeding up” for a certain amount of time, then slowing down to recover.
DO IT LIKE THIS: While on a jog, apply a “30 seconds on” 30 seconds off” interval. = SPRINT for 30 seconds, then drop the pace down to a RECOVERY jog for 30 seconds. Repeat.
2. COMBINE EXERCISES (“3 sets of 10” is for the birds)
Forget the antiquated (& SUPER-BORING) “3 sets of 10” of 1 exercise. Instead, link exercises back to back, “for time”, with little to no rest in between. Same workout, but TWEAKED to get you MORE RESULTS!
DO IT LIKE THIS: COMBINE Pushups/Squats/Reverse Crunches, 30 seconds each, back to back with zero rest in between. Yowwww!
3. GO IN REVERSE
When movement patterns become automatic,your body requires less energy to complete the task (ie fewer calories burned. Not good.) Doing the same exercise but in a slightly different direction (backwards or sideways) helps shock the system, confuse it and therefore challenge your entire body like never before!
DO IT LIKE THIS: Walking Lunges – complete as a regular lunge but move in the reverse direction. (Use with a sequence like Tip #2 and your legs wont know what hit em!)
4. WORKOUT IN A GROUP/WITH A PARTNER
The benefits are endless! Exercising with others is powerful because they encourage you, push you, and make you go faster/harder than you would alone (a little friendly competition!) PLUS a group will offer support and motivation to get your butt to the workout at times where you probably would just throw in the towel!
DO IT LIKE THIS: Sign-up for a local boot camp in your area. Having a defined time and a group of like-minded people waiting for you will consistently get you out of bed and drop the fat, no questions asked!
5. DOWNLOAD A KICK ASS PLAYLIST
Have you ever been walking to work and your fav song popped onto your iPod? The day seems more sunny, you suddenly get a burst of energy and your mood is uplifted! Again back to the studies — research shows that the faster the music the harder you will push yourself!
DO IT LIKE THIS: Here’s a taste of what’s on my iPod & the boot camp playlist – She Came Along (UK Radio Edit) by Sharam & Kid Cudi. Hot-N-Fun by N.E.R.D (feat. Nellly Furtado). Dirty Dancer by Enrique Iglesias (feat. Usher.) The Reeling (Yasutaka Nakata Remix) by Passion Pit. Party All The Time by Black Eyed Peas.
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