Thursday, 11 June 2009

15-Minute Circuit for Weight Loss

Circuit training has been research proven to be far more effective for weight loss than long slow boring cardio.

Just like resistance training and intervals, circuits creates what I (and many other top trainers)call "The Afterburn Effect".

This is a process whereby your metabolism will stay revved up long after you’ve finished your workout, meaning you’ll be burning body fat all day long – even without cardio!

That means you can literally burn fat around the clock, even while you sleep.

Circuits are by far a better way of burning bodyfat yet it amazes me that when I workout in health clubs that people are STILL using the 60 minute cardio program as part of their weight loss plan.

The "Afterburn Effect" is simply non-existent when it comes to the 60 minute cardio workout.

Forget about spending that much time in the gym, it's a waste of your time.

With circuits you can get more work done in a shorter time too. The key is knowing what exercises are best and because I've spent thousands of hours in the gym and with others I have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn't.

And the great thing about circuits is that you don't need fancy, shiny gym equipment to get a great fatloss workout.

The video below shows you a great fatloss circuit than can be done in 15 minutes just from using a set of dumbbells and a stability ball.

You can do this circuit workout every day if you only do it once or twice. If you do it 4-5 times then take a day off in between workouts.

Sam Winkworth

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