How It Works:
We have learned over the last dozen years that 20 minutes of interval training is much better then an hour of steady cardio for weight loss, metabolic rate and even for cardiovascular fitness. That was why the Body For Life program was able to reduce the time demands. You still had three hours a week for weights but the cardio was reduced to three, intense 20 minute interval workouts.
So what about those three hours of weights every week? Well, instead of using the same few muscles to get your heart rate up you get off the treadmill and use large multi-joint, multi-muscle movements. You use (mostly) your own body weight and move in ways your body was intended to move. In order to get the interval effect you move in timed segments as hard as you can instead of your usual sets and reps. I am finding this at least as effective as traditional weight lifting in building muscle for strength and toning. When I started doing this kind of a workout I was pretty fit but I have never been more fit than I am right now.
1. Time. A maximum of 30 of work with a warm up and cool down takes 45 minutes 3 x week. That is 2 hours and 15 minutes a week! I still think getting out and doing physical activity everyday is good for body and soul, but go do things you enjoy as part of a healthy life style rather than spending all that time in the gym.
2. Metabolism. Builds a faster metabolism far better than traditional programs.
3. Less injury. Because we use natural movement, synergistic muscle groups and little weight there is very little risk of injury.
4. Cheaper. It's better than personal training for about $8 a class and you don't need a gym membership. (If you still want one you can use the Fitmania gym if you are enrolled in Boot Camp for free.)
"All of the body's systems - digestive, circulatory, immune, and so on - are interrelated. The common thread that binds them together is movement. The faster the molecules of the body move the, higher the metabolic rate. The higher the metabolic rate, the healthier the human being. We are designed to run, jump, climb fall roll, and skip . . . If these activities hurt or cause pain, it is because we are violating some or all the laws of health." Pete EgoscueJoin us for One Big Boot Camp on Black Friday at 9am. Totally free for absolutely everyone!