So last week I promised to reveal by Training Secrets and show you exactly step by step how to put together your workouts so they are:
- More Time Efficient
- Generate Professional Results
- Reduce the Potential for Injury
I know that if I was new to the fitness industry and I was trying to figure out exactly what workouts to perform I’d be totally confused by all the magazine articles, blog posts and Youtube videos on offer.
It seems that everyone thinks they are a fitness expert and conflicting opinions only add to the confusion.
Over the next few weeks I’m going to reveal a framework that you can use for all your workouts.
The system I show you will appeal to your common sense and provide you with a filter that you can use every time you want to assess any type of workout, fitness equipment or exercise program.
In fact, if you follow the framework I am going to share with you it will probably make you better than most of the Personal Trainers on the market today
OK, lets get started:
Here are the key things that I think you will agree are necessary for all workouts:
1 . Use Natural Movements
The human body is a highly sophisticated organism but when it comes to our muscles and joints they are only designed to work in a very specific way. A basic anatomy book will show you that moving a joint in the wrong direction will damage the joint and surrounding soft tissue.
So performing bench triceps dips, that are so common during Boot Camps, is totally destroying the shoulder capsule because the arms are not designed to go backwards to that extent.
All the exercises that you perform must work inline with your body and not against it so as to reduce the potential of injury.
2. Use More Muscles
With over 600 muscles in the body it makes sense to utilise as many muscles as possible with each exercise.
In a rehabilitation situation or for competitive bodybuilding then yes you may want to focus on just a few muscles but for most people maximising muscles during a workout is a huge time saver.
Here are some of the benefits of using more muscles:
- Burn more calories during workout because every muscle requires energy during movement
- Burn more calories after workout because your muscle is metabolically demanding so it increases your metabolic rate so you burn more calories at rest
- Challenge your heart and lungs more effectively as the muscles need a lot of oxygenated blood to function
- More positive hormonal response which will result in more effective muscle growth
In short you don’t want to waste your time performing exercises that focus on just one or two muscles unless you want to exercise 2-3 times per day.
3. Real Life Consequences
Wouldn’t it be great if every workout that you performed actually improved your day to day life too?
Imagine if your workouts improved your posture, helped you walk more upright, removed back pains caused by sitting, and helped you improve at your chosen leisure activities or sport.
All your workouts need to be grounded in daily human movement. They need to have a carry over to daily life and actually serve a purpose. You should not just be exercising to lose fat but to live a better life too.
OK, well I think that is enough for today. I’ll let you think this through and I’ll be back on Tuesday with the 1st part of the GB Success framework.
Until then take care,