Why we do what we do - Defined Fitness

Why we do what we do

“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,

don’t be.

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


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