Quality over Quantity: Part Two
I learnt this the hard way.
Flogging yourself in the gym day after day is NOT the path to a lean and sexy physique.
Before I was a qualified health and fitness professional I used to think, that the more I trained, and the less I ate, would be the fastest way to achieve my fitness goals faster.
Boy was I wrong.
And I certainly learnt this the hard way. But unfortunately it took me some time to realize this truth.
Over training and under eating did a lot more than just hinder my fat loss results.
After a visit to a local naturopath we revealed there were some serious underlying issues.
We uncovered that my adrenal was below the acceptable “healthy” level.
I was nearing what medical experts call adrenal fatigue.
Once adrenal fatigue sets in, many women experience symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, insomnia, fuzzy thinking, depression, cravings and mood swings.
Once the adrenals become depleted, it can lead to adrenal exhaustion and much more serious health concerns.
Over the years I have massively reduced the length of my training sessions.
Having created several, very successful workout programs, used by tens of thousands of people, the results just don’t lie.
The key to training is to work smarter, not harder, by using the most effective training principals we know of.
For the majority of people, 45 minutes is an ample amount of time to be working out.
In fact, every workout program I have ever created can and must be completed in less than 45 minutes. Most people can finish them in much less time.
But how do I manage to get my full workouts done in much less time and still achieve my fitness goals?
I’m glad you asked.
It all comes down to the correct structuring of a workout program.
Take fat loss for example.
If you want fast, and effective fat loss results… We must summon the hormone know as “GROWTH HORMONE” to the party.
Lucky for us, growth hormone is a naturally producing hormone, meaning we can manipulate our bodies to produce more of this hormone.
To keep it simple; Studies have shown that shorter rest periods such as 30-60 seconds can produce much greater Growth Hormone.
This is a perfect reason to stay on track with your training and not wander around the gym or your home garage aimlessly.
I like to incorporate a number of different training methods into a workout week ie: body weight, weights, endurance, plyometric, HIIT training to name a few.
I believe combining these training methods strategically can get you the best results.
And lets be honest.
Training can really suck some times, it can feel hard, and all you want is for it to end.
By following the Quality over Quantity method, not only can you finish sooner, your RESULTS will sky rocket.
Now that’s what I call a WIN/WIN.
If you missed part 1 of Quality over Quantity, you can check that out here.
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