Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fat Loss Programs that Don't Make No Sense

Ben Teal has made quite the splash this year with his ground breaking Metabolic Mayhem system. And then he took it a step further by slashing his price and declaring December 21st the Dawning of Mayhem.

I had to know why… A smirk cracked across his face when he said, "Why not? I want to maximize the number of super busy moms and dads I'm able to help, not get rich off of their frustration" he said.

After watching all of this go down, I knew this guy was different. So I asked Ben to put together a quick article that describes his workout "philosophy."

That was kind of a bad idea. Turns out that he studied economics AND philosophy in college. So after yammering for what seemed like an eternity about Aristotle and the number of teeth a horse has, he finally revealed his secrets.

Fat Loss Programs that Don't Make No Sense

Whether the world were going to end on December 21st or not (it's not), this is the time of year that people tend to focus on making new beginnings.

Are you one of those people?

Every year people "resolve" to lose weight. And then, like lemmings to the cliff, on January 1st, they flock to the nearest treadmill or elliptical trainer. And like good little lemmings, they mindlessly punch some buttons, and away they go… well, they don't actually go anywhere.

They don't lose any fat. They just get tired, red faced and sweaty.

When they question their fitness "expert", they're told that they didn't work hard or long enough. That they're not committed.

Many of the so-called "experts" still don't get it. In the face of an avalanche of research, they still don't understand this simple truth.

Working out hard is not the same as working out smart.

But you're different. You know that there's more to this fat loss thing than passing the minutes slogging through another long, boring cardio session.

As many of my fellow southerners would say, these types of "fat loss" programs don't make no sense.

So what's the secret to maximizing fat loss in minimum time? How can you workout smarter?

The key to maximizing your workout program is to do shorter workouts.

There are two ways to do this (and both are backed up by strong scientific research).

1. Increase the intensity of your workout.

The research for increasing the intensity is piling up. By increasing the intensity of your workouts, you can burn more calories in just a fraction of the time. In fact, a recent study suggested that by increasing the intensity of your exercises, you could potentially triple the amount of energy use… in 1/4 of the time.

The implications of this finding are huge.

This research implies if you workout at say, 20% of maximum intensity for 40 minutes, or 80% of maximum intensity for 10 minutes, you'd potentially burn 3x more calories in the 10 minute session.

But that's not all. A study published just a few short months ago compared two groups. Group 1 did a 4-minute Metabolic Mayhem style workout (compound bodyweight movements) four times per week. Group 2 trudged along on the treadmill 4 times per week.

Would you believe that the Metabolic Mayhem style group had similar increases in overall endurance as the treadmill group. Better still, the 4-minute, high intensity group increase muscular endurance MORE THAN they low intensity group.

Guess which group reported enjoying their workouts more? You guessed it! The Metabolic Mayhem group.

Similar results in 15% of the time. Once again, short burst, intense workouts are the secret to creating true Metabolic Mayhem for burning maximum fat in minimum time.

2. Break your workouts up into two or three shorter sessions.

There have been several studies that have shown that if you take, say you're 30 minute routine, and you broke it into the 10-minute routines (or one 10-minute and one 20-minute) that you'd burn more fat than if you just did the 30 minute workout.

"Interesting," you say. "But why?"

Once again, it comes back to intensity. When you break you workouts into shorter sessions, you can work harder in each session.

Think of it this way. There is a large consensus around interval training and the benefits for shedding unwanted fat. That's because you can maximize your workout intensity. if you do 8 intervals with a 1:1 work ratio, you'll have basically done an all out sprint for 8 minutes.

But without the rest in between the sprints, you'd have never been able to workout at that hard for eight consecutive minutes. Your intensity would have decreased steadily.

Now blow that up to 30 minutes, and apply interval training on a macro scale.

You can do a 10-minute bodyweight resistance workout in the morning while your spouse is in the shower (I call these Morning Metabolic Motivators).

And then, after the kids are in bed later that evening, so a Metabolic Muscle routine followed by a Shred Circuit.

Shamalamadingdong!

You just got the best of both worlds. You've jacked up the intensity and broken your workouts up to maximize the fat burning effect that comes with increasing intensity. And not a single session lasted more than 20 minutes.

That's 110% pure ghost chili spicy sauce.

What would a Metabolic Mayhem style workout look like?

That's an excellent question. Give this one a try and let me know how you like it...

It’s an AMRAP workout (AMRAP stands for As Many Rounds As Possible).

Do AMRAP of this circuit in 10 minutes, resting as little as possible.

1. Reverse Lunges x 10 (each leg)

2. Spiderman Push Ups x 10 (each side)

3. Full Body Extensions x 10

4. Plank x 30 seconds

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Thanks, Arthur, for letting me have the opportunity to speak directly to your readers. It's always fun to share my point of view with other folks.

Ben "High Intensity Ghost Chili Spicy Sauce" Teal

Author: Metabolic Mayhem

P.S. I don't know if it's something in the water or what - but I've been getting LOTS of questions from super busy folks - lots of moms and dads - who can't figure out how to find time to squeeze in hour long workouts.

Well, guess what?

Maybe there IS something in the water.

Because Metabolic Mayhem is ALL about helping the busiest moms and dads shed their unwanted fat and keep it in just 20 minutes (or less!) per workout .

Now, I can't make any promises, of course.

But I will say this:

I'd be very surprised if anyone who puts Ben's program to the test for 42 days didn't dramatically change the way they looked and felt.

A bold claim?

I suppose it is.

But I stand by every word.

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