“How do I maximise the benefits with
doing the minimum amount of hard work?”
It is this question that lead me to doing strength training.
See strength training rocks
because one properly structured session
can keep you burning a shed load of extra calories for days afterwards
(provided your nutrition is decent)
Because your muscle is working against resistance
the muscle fibres have been broken down,
meaning they go into a state of recovery.
This ramps up your metabolism
so you become a calorie burning machine for days after,
even if you’re just sitting at your desk in work.
Pretty cool hey?
See when you do cardio exercise like going for a run,
you burn off a nice chunk of calories which is great.
But your metabolism soon cools down to it’s normal resting rate.
So while cardio is great an is well worth including in your training
it just doesn’t give you the same after-burn
that proper strength training does.
Don’t get me wrong,
if you enjoy running or walking definitely keep it up to some capacity.
It will add to your calorie output.
But with BPD I prioritise strength training
so you can maximise this after-burn.
It’s why the lads involved get such good results
from only 2 sessions per week.
Also once the broken muscle tissue has repaired,
it’s stronger than before.
So as the weight falls of you, you maintain your muscle mass.
Leaving you with an athletic look
rather than that gaunt look you get from just doing cardio alone.
As you have such limited time to train
I prioritise full body workouts whenever possible
so that you maintain and build as much muscle mass as possible.
This is what I mean when I say
“get the maximum results from the minimal time invested”.
If you’re afraid that you’ll end up looking like an oversized bodybuilder,
Unless you’re spending all your free time in he gym,
eating HUGE amounts of food
and sprinkling steroids on your porridge,
it ain’t gonna happen.
Check out the link below to see exactly what I mean:
Andrew “picture says a thousand words” Lahart