Your Workout: Intensity Versus Duration

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Fat loss in 30 minutes? How does that work? Don’t you have to work a lot longer than that?

Old school thinking would have you on a treadmill or stationary bike for hours. I used to do it myself.

In the 80’s (yes, I’m dating myself I know). I used to complete in bodybuilding and you probably already know that you have to be super lean and muscular to be competitive (and actually get on stage in less than your undies….) In an effort to get lean, the thinking at the time was to do steady state cardio. What this means, is you’d sit on a stationary bike (or walk on a treadmill) until you were ready to poke your own eyes out from boredom.

So that’s how you’d get lean in the 1980’s. It worked out. I did well in bodybuilding, but I know I could have done better had I prepared a little differently.

Today I don’t train AT ALL this way and I get asked all the time if I’m getting ready for a show or if I’m a competitive athlete. I’m not bragging, I’m just stating a fact. So what am I doing differently?

The message and the research proves that intensity trumps duration when it comes to training.

A recent study from the University of Copenhagen was done to support this. A group of moderately overweight males were separated into a group that exercised for 30 min and one for 60 minutes for 13 weeks. The 30 minute group lost 8.8 lbs, the 60 minute group lost 8.4 lbs.

Guess what? I’m not a mathematician but it seems to me that the 30 minute group achieved the same results in half the time.

Why would you want to train for twice as long? Most people complain that time is their biggest obstacle. Anytime you can find a ‘done for you’ workout system that will help save time is a bonus.

How about a ‘done for you program’ that only costs $7?

My pal, Craig Ballantyne has offered my readers his TT Thermogenic 30 for only $7. It’s a program of fat burning metabolic workouts that you do in 30 minutes. In fact, you won’t be able to do more than 30 minutes.

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You’ll find  ‘Gaunlet’, ‘Upper Body Density’ and a ‘Metabolic Resistance Training’ style workouts with active recovery on the day between. The exercise library is well laid out and I like the workout guides that you can take with you to remind you what your workout is.

Oh, by the way, you also get the Turbulence Training Back Yard Body as well. Another complete program.

For $7, you can’t go wrong. Check it out here.