I know i’ve made mention of this before but apparently it didn’t sink in the first 10 times, so I’ll explain it again being that yesterdays and today’s workout’s are a perfect example of what I’m talking about.
What I am talking about is, Long workout’s are useless compared too short workouts.
Once and a while they are ok as a mental test or just to make your body feel a different type of training but as far as getting your body to actual make a metabolic shift and cause a change in your cardiovascular system, and your central nervous system you need to reach a high intense point during your workout.
You are trying to force your body to make a change, a biological change. The only way to force your body to do this is either through lifting heavy weights (which is obviously different for everyone ) or performing a high intense metcon.
When you do one of the two, lifting heavy or moving fast through a short workout your body is forced to change (increase growth hormone and testosterone production as a combatant to physical stress).
This is the most important thing you are after when training, intensity! That’s it, if you want results train with intensity.
This is why we program short workouts or intervals, there is no way you can reach a high intensity level by sitting there doing a long workout.
First of all just knowing the workout is going to take forever automatically you tell yourself I can’t move fast or i’ll never make it.
Second you might as well sit on the treadmill at a slow pace for an hour.
Think about it, look at a long distance runner and a sprinter. Who looks like you want to look?
The long distance runner who looks emaciated or the sprinter who is jacked?
Allow me to answer that for you, you want to look athletic and muscular not emaciated cause then what happens?
Your ass looks like a pancake.
We all hate pancake asses!
So, let’s bring up yesterdays workout.
The 100 toes to bar and 15 push up drop.
I keep saying your workouts should not take 20 minutes longer than it would take a pro to do them.
I would say it would take a pro no more than 4 to 5 minutes to do this so you should finish within 8 minutes which would bring you to maybe 50 or 75 push ups respectively.
If you did this correctly doing max rep bench today wouldn’t be an issue.
But if you chose to do this workout in 20 to 25 minutes then you probably did around 150 push ups.
I can see how doing max rep bench might be an issue the day after.
My point being you need to MODIFY the workouts, not just do what’s on the board.
Modify the workouts so that you can finish them fast, not take all day to do them.
Taking forever means low intensity.
Low intensity is bad, high is good.
Modify the workout so you can keep it intense.
How would you accomplish this yesterday?
Maybe do 100 knees to elbow, or 100 GHD, or 100 crunches or mix them up etc…
After every workout you should have tried so hard that you’re shot, not just get up and walk out the door.
I’m not saying this because I think it works, I’m saying this so you can get the best results.
Eat well and train with intensity and you’ll look and feel the way you want too.
Its’ Quality NOT Quantity!!
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BULGARIAN SPLIT SQUATS
COMPLETE 75 REPS OF EACH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE
FINISH ALL REPS ON ONE LEG BEFORE MOVING ON.
FRONT SQUAT 30 REPS @165/105
BACK EXTENSIONS 50 REPS
BOX JUMPS 50 REPS @24/20
STONE LIFT 15 REPS
BOX JUMPS 25 REPS @24/20
BACK EXTENSIONS 25 REPS
FRONTS SQUAT 15 REPS @165/105
COMPLETE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE AND AS HEAVY AS POSSIBLE