People get confused about the type of workouts they should be doing. The trend for the last decade has been mixed conditioning workout where resistance training is done in a way that rest between exercises are minimized.
My genius friend @jensinkler has a cool little t-shirt that drives the message home. On the front it says, “but what do you do for cardio?” And on the back it says, “I lift weights faster.” Not faster in terms of the movement of the weights, but faster between exercises with less downtime. This is an excellent way to simultaneously deliver what I call the Bs and Hs of an effective workout (breathless, burning, heavy and heat). This style of workout helps the body multitask (build muscle and burn fat) a little better.
One ☝🏾 of the major issues for people doing this style of training is they get too carried away with exercise choice. They throw everything under the sun into the workout and it starts to resemble a circus. “Quick juggle this rope, over here and swing this kettlebell, now use this wall ball, now hop on one leg, curl this dumbbell and pat your head.” #
Workouts can burn calories during exercise, but they can also amplify calorie use after exercise. The best workouts use excess calories for the next few hours to few days, but in order to do that, they need to be challenging to the muscle with high volume and density. Volume = sets x reps x weight. Now condense that work into a short time window and you have a very dense workout.
So can you see why just focusing on variety and light weights can fall short? Instead try a workout like this. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 each of bench (at bodyweight if you can) and strict pull-ups. Complete with good form as fast as you can. No circus workout will even come close.
Do it rest-based style “push until you can’t, rest until you can.” Good luck... and thank you @crossfitsandbox And @thebugaleshow
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