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Sex is a Great Workout – Sadly Not So Much!
Research shows that sex only burns about as many calories per minute as walking, and is usually over after six minutes.
Unless you are going at it for hours at a time, don’t think your daily romp in the sack is all the exercise you need.
Get athletic in the gym – change your workout daily, keep your body in shock, keep your mind engaged, keep getting results!
But – you could always take your partner with you and get fitter together…. That’s bound to help the bedroom calorie burn! Cheeky eh?
Anaerobic training replaces damaging, and as it turns out ineffective cardio. If you follow my blog http://www.jaxallenfitness.com you’ll have read all the research stretching back to the 70’s that shows that steady ‘fat burning’ cardio can’t permanently remove fat.
Well, to guarantee results, I offer well researched metabolic training methods that are fast, sharp but short, fat blasting, energising and completely do-able by everyone.
High intensity without high impact, effective cardio training without running or hours of boring, mindless stepping, rowing or treadmill. Studies show that focussing on and involved within your physical activity will help your fitness improve but also release stress too.
Find Your “Fat Burning Zone”- Don’t Bother!
If your goal is weight loss, then you’re wasting your time running slower to stay in the “Fat Burning Zone.”
Running slowly may cause a slight increase in burning fat calories, but you will still burn WAY more calories overall by running fast.
So if your goal is fat loss and your trainer steers you towards Cardio Theatre and gives you a long slow duration workout – sack them!
Head over to the Resistance Area and move some heavy stuff around. The basic rule is to pick heavy sh** up above your head and put it down again! repeat until you are sweaty, aching, groaning and breathing hard. Rest for only a few seconds and go again.
You’ll build serious muscle and that muscle will burn fat for hours after your workout – even while you sleep! You’ll have a better shape, save hours of your precious time and be able to eat more without getting fat!
So, save your joints – stop the Slo-Go Cardio madness!
Pre-Stretch – Dont Bother!
Stretching before working out actually weakens your muscles by 30%.
Pre-game stretching could actually increase your risk of injury.
No study I’ve found has shown pre-stretching (before a workout) has ever prevented an injury!
You are better off doing your stretching after a workout; try lifting some light weights to warm up, or doing a little walking before cardio.
I always consider that my clients have dressed, travelled, changed, arrived in my studio – so pretty warm and ready to go…. A little muscle activation, core work and practise of any complex movements planned for that day will prepare you and help you focus well enough.
Workout Nutrition Myth!
Ditch Egg Yolks
Egg whites, alone, are a terrible choice due to their low fat and lack of vitamins.
The yolk, which is tastier part of the egg, has all the vitamins and half the protein.
Eating just whites is bad for your health as a lack of fat soluble vitamins wo effect your immune system, recovery potential, will spike your insulin and energy swings throughout the day. The EXACT opposite aim of post w’out nutrition.
Go for Whole Egg. Snack on Boiled Eggs!
Eat Clean – Train Heavy – Feel Great.
3. The Problem With Using Muscle Soreness As A Guide
Muscle soreness tells you if you’ve done more than you can handle.
It tells you if you can handle a little bit more.
It tells you that you’ve recently done something new, different, or that your body wasn’t used to or even ready for.
But, it doesn’t really tell you how well or poorly you’ve performed. It may define quantity more than quality. So be careful there.
I hope you found these posts interesting. Informative and helpful.
Eat Clean. Train Hard. Feel Great
Right and wrong exercise can have the same results.
Wrong exercise may not be good for you in the long run — causing pain, discomfort and injury — but in the short term it can still help you drop weight, shed fat, and build muscle.
In that regard, Biggest Loser works. Crossfit works. Zumba works.
Fit Camps work. Everything works.
And if it’s different enough, you’ll be sore.
Muscle soreness is welcomed sensory feedback.
Just remember, it’s a signal that your muscles are damaged and your performance is compromised. It also means — especially for the beginner — that you’ll be better off helping the healing process through recovery methods, as opposed to continually upping your workout intensity and pushing the envelope. That’s why my clients have rest days, rest intervals and De load sessions.
Muscle soreness is one way of judging your workout. It means something. It just doesn’t mean everything.