Monday, December 13, 2010

There lies Grant in the recovery position! 9 times out of 10 this is how we look after a really hard workout. Is there any benefit to going this fast and intense? Shouldn't we exercise at a steady state for 60 plus minutes to get optimal results?

According to Tremblay A, Simoneau JA, Bouchard C. and his study:

Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism.
Metabolism. 1994 Jul;43(7):814-8

This study pitted 20 weeks of endurance training against 15 weeks of interval training:

In this study the group that does the type of workout we do lost 9times more fat than the group that did 20 weeks of endurance training. 9 times more fat in 5 less weeks? Are you kidding me? Sounds like a great plan to stick to... Those types of studies should give you confidence in your training program. One last thing... the constant in both groups was diet. If I had to list the top three most important things when it comes to fat loss it would read like this:

1. Nutrition

2. Nutrition

3. Exercise program

Get ready to be focused. The new year is coming. This is your year!

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