We can all agree that there are no ‘quick fixes’ in fitness. There are good and better ways to do things. If you’re still under the impression that ‘longer is better’ when it comes to workouts, you’re mistaken. I’m not talking ‘quick fix’ when I say that you can get an effective workout DONE in 20 minutes. There’s so much more than the TIME factor that counts in your workout.
First, let’s talk hormones. Yes, I know this may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think exercise, but hormones have a huge effect on fat loss. You want to reduce the fat storing hormone: cortisol. Very long workouts can increase this belly fat storing hormone. (Daily stress, poor eating and sleeping habits can increase cortisol levels too.) One simple line of defense to reduce this hormone is to shorten your workouts. This frees up some time to deal with the other stresses in your life too and overcomes the number one objection to exercise: “I don’t have time”.
I have a method of training called M2A or ‘muscle metabolism accelerator’ that promotes the happy-fat-burning-hormone: GH or growth hormone. This is due to the anaerobic nature of my workouts. Most people think they need to train ‘aerobically’ to meet their fat loss goals, when in fact ‘anaerobic’ training is more beneficial. This type of training results in the production of lactic acid, which is a precursor to GH, the fat burning hormone.
It’s the TYPE of training that makes the difference. Straight up cardio is darn near useless for fat loss purposes. Studies even show that appetite is increased with lengthy cardio, since metabolism isn’t elevated much during and not at all after a cardio session, those extra calories you eat don’t help your fat loss goals. M2A training not only burns tons of calories during your workout, but it causes an afterburn so that you continue to burn calories even after your workout is over.
M2A training also increases metabolic rate even at rest because it helps you build lean muscle tissue. M2A training is a special combination of strength and HIIT (high intensity interval training) that you can do with a minimal amount of space and equipment. You can even do it in your living room and I’ll be there with you every step of the way.
Here’s a fun preview of my Challenge Fat Loss program: