Sunday, 18 October 2009

High Intensity Resistance Training
High intensity resistance workouts are the superstars. When performed properly, they elevate your BMR, drastically increase your EPOC and burn a fair amount of calories per workout.
Various studies have shown these types of workouts to:
Increase metabolism for up to 36 hours post-workout…36 hours !!
Drastically outperform diet and aerobic exercise in fat loss studies
Maintain muscle mass in subjects on a Very Low Calorie Diet
The Details
High Intensity Resistance Training works best when you focus on:
Total Body workouts
Pushing yourself until your muscles burn with lactic acid
Perform supersets, tri-sets, giant sets, etc…
Compound exercises – squats instead of leg extensions
Big muscle groups – legs, back and chest instead of arms and shoulders
Performing sets of 5 to 15 repetitions

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