It seems everybody is crazy busy these days. It’s no wonder that many people say the one reason they don’t exercise is because they don’t have time.
We’re helping people crush that “I have no time” excuse at our fitness boot camps in San Jose, Los Gatos and Campbell. We’re showing people how to maximize every minute in their workouts and get MORE results in LESS time than “traditional” workouts at the gym. Many people still hang on to the notion that you need to do hours of cardio workouts every week on top of hours of weight lifting at the gym in order lose weight and be fit. Nope. Recent research proves otherwise.
Recent studies have found that “metabolic” training, or combining strength and cardiovascular exercises together in a circuit format, are very effective for fat loss. Studies have also found that interval training (combining periods of high intensity exercise with segments of lower intensity exercise), is very effective for fat loss and muscle preservation.
The cool thing about these types of workouts is that they’re typically SHORTER workouts than the traditional gym workout during which a person does a cardio workout for 30-60 minutes followed by a strength training workout for another 30-45 minutes. I’m “Crazy Busy” just like everyone else in Silicon Valley. If I can work out and get the results I want in LESS time, I’m all for it!
What does a “metabolic” workout look like? Well, the sky is the limit, but here are a couple of examples from some of our recent workouts:
At our boot camp in Downtown San Jose we created of circuit of jump squats, push ups, hopping through an agility ladder, standing rows and alternating lunges. We did the exercises at each station for 50 seconds, took a rest for 10 seconds, and the moved on to the next station. We did this circuit for three rounds.This workout developed upper and lower body strength, lower body power and cardiovascular fitness–in a FRACTION of the time of a typical workout at the gym.
Next week at our evening boot camp in Los Gatos, we’ll put our campers through an obstacle course during which they’ll lunge, jump, push things, pull things, and step up on things while they move around the park we use. It’s a full body workout that combines strength work, cardiovascular conditioning and includes functional movements (squatting, stepping, pulling, pushing) that we do as humans in every day life. This type of a workout burns massive calories, boosts our metabolism for hours after the workout and helps us perform and move better on a daily basis.
Aside from the physical benefits that interval training affords us, creating the variety that we do in all our boot camps in the Bay Area keeps the FUN in fitness.
Now, if you like running on a treadmill for an hour, or doing a little “aerobic magazine reading” on the elliptical, well that’s fine. But if you’re trying to boost your metabolism, shed some body fat, and maximize every moment of your workout, give metabolic training a try!
Want to experience a non-gym workout? Try a lifeSport Fitness boot camp in San Jose, Los Gatos or Campbell today!
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