JJ’s 3-Day Water Fast
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Below is a list of 5 of the more basic elements of effective training methods that will set your metabolism on fire. Incorporate some, or all of these into your weekly routines and see how hot you can get your metabolic fire to burn this challenge!
This type of conditioning refers to the use of resistance training equipment used in a circuit-style session such as barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells and other unique pieces such as tires, TRX Suspension Trainers and medicine balls. The act of utilizing a piece of equipment for either added resistance or to generate power will add an appreciable amount of muscle in a short time.
This refers to more traditional modes of cardio-respiratory training such as running, sprinting, biking, swimming and other pieces of gym equipment such as elliptical, recumbent bikes, rowers and step machines. Training under these conditions will enable you to use both steady-state and short-burst interval training to stoke your metabolic fire.
You guessed it; this type joins the two elements above into one effective fat-scorching routine. Using both resistance equipment and traditional cardio-style modes will challenge you to no end. Switching from one to the other within a program is a surefire way to keep things interesting. This, of course, can include many other variables such as bodyweight exercises, exercise order and your scheduling preferences. If any of you have done our Hustle 3.0 Training Program you know all about Hybrid Training!
There is something to be said about the ability to manipulate your own bodyweight. The act of lifting, pulling and pushing yourself off the floor, up to the ceiling or up over a bar is an amazing display of true strength. Pull-ups, chin-ups (yes, they are different), inverted rows, parallel dips, bench dips, push-ups (feet elevated) and various forms of sit-ups crunches, planks and leg lifts all contribute to not only total body strength but also one serious metabolic boost.
Traditional weight training has you perform a predetermined number of sets before the finish line. Training for time keeps you in a hurry as you race against the clock. Speed becomes the factor of concern with form and technique sometimes becomes compromised. Be sure to keep your form in check and don’t get sloppy with your movements. Training for completion will gradually increase your performance as you take less rest breaks between exercises and/or increase weight slightly or perform each move in a more advanced way.
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