In today’s world it has never been more true that Time really is of the essence. . .
This especially hits home in our “American” culture. In America, We don’t like to wait. We want everything NOW. We need instant gratification otherwise we will complain about it.
Fast Lane Checkout.
You name it and we have created a way to get it Faster and often we will pay for that decrease in delivery time. I mean shit, people actually pay money so they don’t have to wait to upgrade their team in that Clash of Clans iPhone game. Each and every day we get taken advantage of because of our obsession with immediate gratification.
So it’s safe to assume that when it comes to our own health and fitness we feel the same way.
What’s the best supplement for me to take?
How can I drop 40 pounds in 1 month?
What diet gets the fastest results?
These are all questions that I get asked on a daily basis.
The sad truth is that there really is no short cut.
You can try the pills, try the next fad diet or even the cool new trendy workout program.
Unfortunately, there is pretty close to a 100% chance that you will find yourself right back to where you started in a few months.
A wise man once told me – “You can have something fast, you can have something cheap and you can have something of high quality. BUT, you can NEVER have all 3.” So those quick results you got taking the latest fat loss pill will most likely never last. That trendy workout you do where you train 3 times a day blindfolded with no pants on, won’t last.
Like I’ve said many times before. . . . True change takes time.
Changing 40 years of bad habits can’t be done over night. It’s a process. And the more you learn to enjoy that process, the more successful you will be.
Now that I’ve completely crushed your hopes and dreams of getting immediate results let’s take a look at how you can make your workouts the most effective and efficient.
Did you ever notice that people with muscles tend to be leaner? Weird isn’t it. That’s probably because
muscle tissue burns a significant more amount of calories than fat tissue.
So in the spirit of instant gratification –
Lift Weights —> Get Muscles —> Burn More Calories —> Lose Body Fat
Well there’s a little more to it so let’s dig in. . . . .
Strength training will promote the development of muscle tissue in your body. Let me first be clear – Strength training is NOT lifting 5 pound waits at Chisel and Sculpt with your girlfriends. That will NOT get you stronger and will NOT promote muscle development. That being said, if that’s your thing then by all means do you. I’m always a fan of getting people to move around more often.
Strength training requires you to lift weights that are some what challenging for you. This does not mean you have to be muscle head, it simply means that you have to give your body a reason to change and adapt. Lifting a weight that is too easy for you will not cause your body change. Plain and simple. As always, be sure to get coached on proper form and execution for any exercise that you will do. Not sure how much weight to use? Ask your coach, they will be happy to show you where to start.
Full Body Workouts
Get away from the arms routine!
Want to get better results?
Start working out your whole body.
The more muscles that are worked the more calories that are burned. Incorporate a lot of whole body movements into your program. Think about it. . . . Most activities that you’re going to do require your whole body. I don’t recall seeing anyone play soccer with their kids using only their Bi’s and Calves. Remember, we are training for total body fitness and want to get the most out of our workouts. Time is of the essence. So don’t waste it doing exercises that don’t give you the biggest bang for your buck. Want to maximize your results? Perform these full body strength training exercises in a “circuit” to achieve the best metabolic training effect.
**What is metabolic training/conditioning?**
One of the side effects of exercise is an increase in your metabolic rate. Metabolism is the physiological processes that cause you to burn calories through out the day. Exercise will help to increase metabolism both immediately and in the long term. When selecting an exercise program you want to achieve the greatest metabolic disturbance that will cause your body to work harder and keep your metabolism elevated for extended periods of time. Utilizing full body strength training workouts is one of the most effective ways to do this. Research has found that higher intensity strength training circuit workouts can leave metabolic rates elevated for up to 48 hours after exercise to create an after burn effect. Ie. You burn more calories than normal for hours after you’re done working out.
Keep Up The Intensity
As I said before, you have to give your body a reason to change. Doing something that is easy for you and doesn’t stress the body will yield ZERO results. The best thing about intensity? It’s individualized to your fitness level. That means a beginner trainee will have to work at a different intensity than an advanced trainee. The key is to push yourself within your own limits. Again, there are no shortcuts to long term change. You have to put in the work! Watch any of our clients that have made major changes in their health and fitness and I guarantee they work their butts off during their training sessions. So, if you’re in our Team Training program and aren’t breaking a sweat chances are you aren’t pushing yourself enough. Intensity plays a crucial role in your ability to create a “Metabolic” training effect during your workout. In order to create that after burn effect you have to be working above a certain intensity.
[BONUS] Surround Yourself With Like Minded People
This is probably the easiest and most instant strategy to improve your results. Psychological research has shown that individuals who joined a weight loss program with their peers are 25% more likely to complete the program. This same research study also showed that 66% of those in a group maintained their weight loss compared to only 24% of those that were alone. It’ simple – surround yourself with positive people and get positive results.
Are you ready . . .
To Get Better Results
To Spend LESS Time Working Out
To Surround Yourself With A Community Of People Who Make You Better