Most other programs do more moderate, longer (boring!) training. But MAX Workouts doesn’t split workouts into weight lifting and cardio. The program is designed to seamlessly combine the two together for maximum efficiency and results. For example, strength training performed at high-intensity in an interval format produces cardiovascular (in terms of fat-loss) benefits while building muscle. We do functional full body exercises - these are exercises that work many muscles at the same time (as opposed to isolation exercises such as bicep curls). Functional full body exercises make daily activities easier because the movements mimic the way your body really works.
Can You Really Burn Fat and Build Muscle in Less Than 30 Minutes a day?
You may be thinking, “That sounds too good to be true! No one can get a killer body in less than 30 minutes”. Well, here’s the great news—you can—and it’s scientifically proven. Let me tell you exactly how it works…
Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC)
EPOC is a scientific term used to measure your body’s rate of oxygen intake following a high-intensity activity. The higher the intensity of the activity, more oxygen and energy are needed to restore your body. As a result, your body continues to burn calories for up to 48 hours after the workout.
Scientific Fact: Short, high-intensity interval training can burn calories up to 48 hours AFTER your workout. That means you burn calories while you sleep!
Scientific Fact: Lower-intensity aerobic (cardio) activities only burn calories while the activity is being performed
Scientific Fact: Anaerobic (strength-training) workouts increase EPOC much more than aerobic exercise does
Science has opened new doors and proven that it is possible to get in amazing shape in less time. But not all strength training programs are created equal. The secret is high-intensity interval training (HIIT) utilizing challenging full body exercises.
Redefining Fitness With High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
High-Intensity Interval Training revolutionizes the way our bodies metabolize and use energy. Each high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session includes:
- A warm up
- Several short, maximum intensity efforts separated by moderate recovery intervals
- A cool-down period
The period of alternating effort and recovery intervals typically lasts a total of only 15-25 minutes. You see, you don’t have to spend hours in the gym to get a lean, muscular body.
Let me put it this way: Would you rather do an hour and a half of cardio and traditional weight lifting OR would you rather work at a higher intensity, but for only 15-25 minutes and continue to burn more calories even after the workout is over? If you’re like the vast majority of people who value their time, keep reading…
Imagine, geting in the best shape of your life and having more time to spend with your family and doing the things you love.
The Fat-Loss “Plateau”
Fitness magazines and mainstream media continue to preach old-school methods of exercise such as long cardio and longer duration, more moderate weight lifting workouts as the ultimate answers to fat-loss and muscle building. Wrong!
I see frustrated men and women slaving away on the cardio machines for endless periods of time. What they don’t know is that they are actually breaking down their muscle—and preventing fat-loss and muscle tone. You see, you must maintain lean muscle in order to keep burning fat. Boy, if they only knew there was a way to burn double the calories in less than half the time!
Even traditional strength training programs can cause you to hit a plateau. You may be familiar with training by targeting muscle groups with isolated movements. Training arms one day, legs the next, etc… This type of training isn’t the best way to reach your full fitness potential and here’s why: The body works as a whole - the sum of it’s parts - never in isolation.
Performing functional full body exercises (exercises designed to train the body for activities performed in daily life) as part of your high-intensity interval training program is essential to training your body to melt away fat and build lean, well-defined muscle.
Your body is smart and adapts to any repetitive routine very quickly. That means when your body gets used to one form of exercise, it doesn’t burn as many calories. Your body needs to be constantly challenged in order to make it stronger, more powerful, and lean.
Long duration aerobic exercise and repeating the same borings workouts over and over can also lead to another problem—repetitive stress injuries—injuries that occur over time caused by doing the same movements over and over.
A well designed workout program keeps your body challenged, forcing it to become stronger, more powerful, and making it more efficient at burning fat and keeping muscle. Incorporating functional exercises as part of your high-intensity interval training program is critical to increasing your strength, power and performance in your daily activities and extracurricular sports. That’s exactly what we do here at MAXWorkoutClub.com.