In this short video I’m going to introduce you to Advanced Interval Sequencing and how you can use this unusual approach to continually overcome the adaptive response that’s associated with exercise.
In other words, once you learn how to apply this unique technique and actually access all three metabolic systems in your body, you’ll never hit a weight loss plateau again!
You’ll continuously overcome the adaptive response to exercise.
So over here on the whiteboard you can see columns of three Protocols, and rows where I list the name of each protocol as well as pros and cons of each system.
Pros of the Aerobic Endurance (Steady State Cardio) System
Today I’m going to introduce you to the Aerobic Endurance (A/E) system, or steady state cardio.
Now aerobic means oxygen is present during the exercise, so in other words, you can do this type of cardio for longer durations of time.
That is one of its pros — it’s easier to apply, so you can exercise for longer durations / time periods.
It also brings great benefits to the heart and the cardiovascular system (which is where it gets its cardio name from).
The final pro for Aerobic Endurance is that it is a strategic “Primer“ in that it helps your body respond to the other two systems or protocols that we’ll introduce shortly.
In other words, research shows that by doing the steady state type of cardio at least one time a week — and usually one time a week is all that’s needed once you understand and integrate the other two sequences in your exercise plan — what it will do is prime your metabolic triggers to respond better and burn more fat when you use the other two systems.
Cons of Steady State Cardio Exercise
Now as far as the cons go for the Aerobic Endurance system, the first problem is that it’s boring and it takes up way more time.
You see, it takes well over twenty minutes of doing this type of cardio before your body will start burning off body fat.
So you have to do this type of exercise for 30 to 60 minutes in order to see significant results.
Another con is that there’s no significant “afterburn” effect.
In other words, after you’re done doing steady state cardio, your metabolism will be back to its normal baseline within sixty minutes afterwards.
So there’s hardly any afterburn at all from this type of cardio.
The last con is the Adaptation process. With steady state cardio, your body will adapt very quickly to this type of exercise.
I can’t tell you the hundreds of clients and people that I’ve run into over the years that think more is better, and they get caught in the trap of Aerobic Endurance.
Again, you really only need to do this about once a week to reap its benefits without falling into the trap of its shortcomings.
Now the second protocol I’m going to introduce you to is called Threshold, so stay tuned for that one in the next video in this series.