This workout is a challenging and powerful way of burning fat rapidly.
It utilises the principal of TUT training (Time Under Tension). This relates to how long the muscles are stressed under tension. To train muscles appropriately they need to be exposed to tension for certain periods of time that will alter the effect and even the muscle fibres recruited.
1-20 seconds relates to Relative Strength (ie your strength relative to your bodyweight). This is most important for power and explosive athletes or sports people, whether it be boxers, MMA fighters, rugby players, and even footballers (though football is often incorrectly considered to be more of an "aerobic" activity, it really is a succession of sprints and therefore does require levels of relative strength).
Got a bit of extra time to do a full body workout?
Try this one for size…I have included links to YouTube clips of instructors whom I respect and where the form and technique are described well.
A1 Hindu Push Ups –
Do this for 60 secs, now take 1 minute rest then move to…
A2 Wall Squats (RKC style)
Do this for 60 secs, now take 1 minute rest then move to A1. Do this 3 times and then move onto B series.
a super quick fat burning workout that requires no kit (by that I don't mean
perform it naked, though, go for it, as long as you are at home
mean it requires no equipment.
30 mountain climbers
20 push ups (off a wall, staircase or sofa if
10 Star Jumps
Rest 75 seconds exactly
Repeat. 3 times.
Make sure to warm up thoroughly first
Engineering a blissful and productive day requires some forethought and a degree of creating healthy and productive rituals. Here is a sample of some of the ones I use to ensure an amazing day .
First off, have a warm shower and then blast out cold water onto
yourself paying particular attention to your shoulder area, as long as you can
tolerate, please. This area is rich in Glut 4 receptors and brown fat.
What??!!! I hear you ask? Basically it will make you burn fat better and make
you more insulin sensitive.
Get ready for a fun, effective and challenging workout that is different every single time !
This is such an effective workout, and you can either aim to work thru the entire deck or just do as many cards as time allows.
Grab a deck of cards, shuffle them, and deal out a card. This is your first exercise. Now work your way thru the deck !
♣ are squats and
Cholesterol has been cited as the key reason behind heart disease, it has led people to eschew eating fat for fear that it will clog their arteries and have them keeling over dead in ten minutes. They religiously go to the doctors to get their levels monitored and feel relieved when they are told their cholesterol is low or normal.
Well, I am here to tell you...it's all total cobblers.
I was first introduced to the myth of cholesterol by legendary Olympic strength Coach, Charles Poliquin, during a Biosignature course I attended, Needless to say I was shocked when he stated what a minor player it was in heart disease and that the greatest cardiovascular risk factor came from having high levels of the dangerous amino acid, homocysteine (this is an issue I will address in another article).
An issue close to my heart is what causes chronic illness and how to resolve it
Along my inquiries I encountered the remarkable concept of Meta Health, the theory that all chronic dis-ease is caused by unresolved trauma locked into the body. The body is constantly trying to clear this but is sometimes locked into a negative feedback loop.
So for todays subject we will look at something VERY close to home ~hip pain and disorders.
What is the metaphor at work here and how can we help resolve it?
This idea has become all the rage and I have to admit, its one fad that is actually based on good science.
Why? ... As a PT I am always asked which energy drink is the best. The answer is simple...none of them.
They are all caffeine and sugar laden rubbish.
Howevercaffeinehas been scientifically proven to improve sports performance, insulin management and digestion (its one of the few bitter herbs we consume).
Butteris rich in CLA (a fat that helps you burn fat) and the fat contained is rich in butyric acid which is anti viral and anticancer.
In Meta-Medicine, the stimulus to the entire disease process is the UDIN or Specific Emotional Event.
It starts the whole illness process off. How long it lasts, whether it becomes chronic or life threatening depends on whether we are able to avoid it being re-triggered or whether we are able to resolve the underlying problem in its entirety,
So what is a UDIN, and how does it come about?
A UDIN is Unexpected, Dramatic, Isolating and there is No Strategy for it.
If you find yourself suddenly involved in an unexpected dramatic situation, we go automatically into the COLD phase, we are stressed.
I am proud to announce that I have begun a new process in my Personal Training developement - Meta Medicine. Under the tutelage of Master Coach, Sam Thorpe, this promises to be a new paradigm in assessing and diagnosing client illnesses and injuries. Called Meta-Medicine, it is an integrative approach to the Spiritual, Environmental, Diet, Physical, Psychological and Emotional realms.
Here is a thought - if you became ill, and the situation persisted, what if...your body DIDN'T make a mistake.