Exercise Only 4-5 Hours Per Week!
So, I walk into my local health club yesterday and run smack into an acquaintance I haven’t seen in over three years.
He was walking on the treadmill, so I stopped to catch up briefly…and the first words out of his mouth are:
“Dude, how in the world do you stay in such great shape? You must live in the gym.”
Of course I always get a giggle out of this because I only exercise about 4 to 5 hours a week unless I’m getting aggressive for a vacation or something.
So I say to him, “Well we all know that 75%, some would argue more, of your results come from nutrition, but are you lifting weights or doing some type of resistance training?”
He says, “Ya, but I’m trying to focus on getting rid of my belly so I always do a longer cardio session and then if I have the time, I’ll do some light weight training.”
My reply, “Is it working?”
His answer, “Not really.”
Here are a few huge lessons you can learn from this discussion to get better results regardless of what type of exercise program you’re following:
Lesson #1: Always do cardio AFTER weights…NEVER before.
If you do cardio first, you’ll deplete away all the glycogen (energy stored inside your muscles and liver tissue) that you need to fuel your weight training workout.
So the chances of you burning up muscle are a LOT higher.
Plus you’re hindering your body from responding properly to the cardio/interval stimuli by hammering away on weights right afterwards.
Lesson #2: You should always try to separate your cardio (interval, bursting, etc.) and resistance training workouts whenever possible.
So if your schedule allows, always put them on separate days or even at different times of the day.
Your resistance training day is for developing muscle that makes you look lean, firm, and sexy, while helping you prevent disease, stay young, and keep your aging metabolism from slowing…
Your cardio or high intensity interval/bursting days should focus exclusively on burning fat.
But if you can only exercise 3 or 4 days per week, always do your cardio or high intensity intervals AFTER weights or resistance training to maximize fat-burning and overall health.
Also, high rep circuit training for toning up is a myth.
I’m not saying it can’t be effective at times, but NOTHING beats intensity when it comes to exercise.
So whether it’s low reps or high reps – it doesn’t matter.
Properly applied “tension” on the muscle, combined with intensity is what burns the most fat and calories.
I see people making these exercise mistakes constantly and then two or three years later they wonder why their bodies aren’t changing.
But you obviously have to have your nutrition plan in line if want to visually SEE the results from applying this advice.
If you feel like you’re doing all this stuff right, but the scale still won’t budge…then you probably need to SHOCK your metabolism.
Exercise Intensity is one of the easiest ways to do this in just a few short minutes.
In fact, my good friend Mikey Whitfield who’s lost 105 POUNDS using this brand new scientific approach.
It’s all part of Mike’s newly updated Workout Finishers 2.0 System…
And best of all, you don’t have to change what you’re currently doing!
Just plug in Mikey’s “Finishers” with ANY of your favorite workouts to double your results and create a massive “afterburn” post workout fat-burning effect…