50% off Black Sheep Fitness Cafe…..REALLY?
After a heavy gym session on Tuesday I had a little light bulb moment! Why don’t I open a fitness cafe! Where instead of seats there is built in treadmills, cross trainers and bike machines. That way instead of going to the gym for a good natter you can now come to the BLACK SHEEP FITNESS CAFÉ!
This idea popped in to my head after witnessing a full 40 minute conversation on a cross trainer at a gym. Do people really think that this is working? You shouldn’t be able to hold a sentence never mind a full 40 minute conversation about a booked holiday! Although a villa in Tenerife for £300 for 10 days does seem like a bargain 😉
People tend to waste their time in gyms and float around gym machines not really knowing what to do? Or decide to catch up with their friends on a cross trainer? I have no problem at all with this, each to their own and all that. However if your goals are to lose weight, melt fat and reshape your body like crazy then the this needs to be left for after your workout.
You can actually achieve your goals and finally have them become a reality in half the time and half the expense. The secret is to place stresses on your body and muscles to make them respond to change. The best way of doing this is with a mixture of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Metabolic bodyweight resistance exercises which will fire up your metabolism and work big muscle groups. This process taps in to what we call the after burn, which burns calories way after your workout is finished. Making it the no1 choice to blowtorch fat. Who else would love to do a workout that still has you burning calories 24 hours later?
However, they can’t be any conversations held about your holidays, nor can you float around gym machines! You should be out of breath and your muscles should be burning. The more intense you make it and the further you push yourself then the bigger the after burn will be created.
Try out this little finisher on the end of your next workout, see if you can hold a conversation half way through? I bet you cant 🙂
Try to achieve as may reps as you can in the Interval time stated.
Kettlebell/Dumbbell Swing – 30 seconds
Cross-Body Mountain Climber – 30 seconds
Burpee – 15 seconds
Rest 30 seconds and repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 circuits.
Lee ‘GO HARD OR GO HOME’ Tiffin
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