Many of you may be aware but on February 17, 2013 I will be competing in The Garage Games-One in Suwanee, GA. This competition will bring out some of the fittest athletes in the country that will not just be competing against each other but against themselves and how far they have come within the past year.
Personally I have seen tremendous gains in this kind of training and lifestyle and am looking forward to seeing how I perform with my team in February.
As a result of this training and way of life over the past 3 years I have learned MANY valuable lessons that have helped with not not my physicial fitness but life in general.
The biggest lesson learned is that working out does not have to be long or take hours but needs to be of high intensity and shorter durations. Remember that this Tuesday, January 22nd from 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM we will be hosting a workout class that will explain how to use these techniques and get fit in only 12 minutes a week. Yes, only 12 minutes a week!
1) You Can Workout in 4 Minutes and Get Fit – A style of working out called Tabata is designed to get your body in high intensity training levels and burn fat. While you are working out your body burns sugar and 24 hours following your body burns the fat. Here is a great video explaining how Tabata works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym7d2MzZ96I.
In the past 3 years the longest workout I have done is about 20 minutes and usually my workouts are between 3 – 9 minutes. I can honestly say I am in the best shape of my life and this is proof that it is not about the quantity of the workout but the quality.
Here is another link to how to perform this workout and if you have specific questions please post them under comments or come out to the workshop this Tuesday night.