Most people who want to burn off some
excess pounds and tighten and tone their bodies simply don’t have 2
hours each day to spend in the gym performing the bodybuilding style
workouts that most “fitness experts” recommend.
Plus, these workouts consist of exercises and techniques that do not
exercise the body in the way it is normally used so they end up
building a somewhat unusable strength. In my opinion, most people,
unless their main objective is body building, shouldn’t perform the
traditional style workouts
While I do still believe that machine and free weight strength
training is the best choice for body building, it is NOT the best
choice when it comes to general fitness goals like strength,
flexibility, endurance, etc.
I don’t know about you, but I can
barely fit in 15 minutes for exercise let alone 2 hours… and I
personally am not interested in muscle size alone (which doesn’t
mean strength and usually leaves you stiff and inflexible)! I’m sure
your schedule is probably the same. The good news though is you
don’t have to… you can burn fat, increase flexibility, build
unbelievable strength and endurance, reshape your body, and build a
level of fitness that is truly functional.
I want to share with you a workout that I do personally that
delivers a great combination of strength, flexibility, cardio and
muscular endurance, and fat burning.
WARNING: The following workout will not only surprise you, but it
will likely go against everything you ever thought to be true about
fitness. Also, it is recommend you consult your physician before
beginning any exercise program.
Are you ready? Good, here it is:
The following exercises should be performed with little or no rest
between and you may need to adjust the number of repetitions or time
depending upon your current fitness level.
- Jumping Jacks –1 minute
- Bodyweight squat (one-leg squat
for advanced) – 15-20 reps
- Push-ups (slower reps for
advanced) – as many reps as possible
- Kick butts (jog in place and kick
your rear with both heels) – 1 minute
- Hamstring floor bridge (use swiss
ball or one leg for advanced) - 15-20 reps
- Superman (lying on stomach w/ arms
out to side, lift legs and chest off floor) – 15-20 reps
- High knees (jog in place lifting
knees as high as possible) – 1 minute
- Stationary lunge – 15-20 reps
- Torso rotations/twists – 20 reps
- Side bends/reaches – 20 reps each
- Mountain climbers – 1 minute (if
you can J)
- Wall sit – as long as you can hold
- Dips (use chair/bench/stairs) – as
many reps as possible
There you have it… sounds easy,
right? That couldn’t possibly do anything, right? I personally
challenge you… try it… no, try it right now! Drop what you are
doing and give it a shot and see for yourself. If you find it a
bit easy, which I doubt, perform it 2-3 times thru without rest.
This workout will deliver more usable fitness results and benefits
than any traditional gym or health club workout. Now, you can of
course implement this type of workout in the gym and make it even
better, but the beauty of this is you can do it anywhere!
Also, this is just one example and as you can imagine, there
thousands of other exercises you can add or replace… I actually
recommend switching the exercises every 2-4 weeks or even better
is to put together 3 or 4 different workouts and then rotate them.
If you are not familiar with one of the exercises just replace it
with one you know that works the same part of the body. You can
also learn all of these exercises along with dozens of others in
my soon to be released video which will consists of several
workouts like this that you can do anywhere to build and maintain
awesome levels of fitness, even workouts with dumbbells, swiss
balls, medicine balls, and more… watch for it in coming months.