Friday, 18 September 2009

Barbell Circuit

I get alot of questions asking what the best fatloss workouts are.

Good question this...what IS the best fat loss workout?

Having researched over a thousand different workouts during my 13 years as a fat loss coach and tried and tested every single one on both myself and my clients, I can safely say now that the best fat loss workouts are the ones that create the most metabolic disturbance.

This is how many calories you burn both during and after exercise known as EPOC (Exercise post-oxygen consumption).

This won't happen if you do long, slow, boring, steady state cardio like jogging or swimming.

You'll only create metabolic disturbance (EPOC) by performing weights and interval training.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the long slow cardio workout, it's just that it's not the best for burning body fat that's all.

Interval training is research-proven to be far more effective for burning calories.

It can be done on a treadmill, on a bike, with weights or just your bodyweight.

Below is a great barbell circuit I've devised for you that can be done instead of your intervals. It still works in the same way as if you were doing your intervals on a treadmill or bike and you'll also create metabolic disturbance aswell.

Have a play around with the weight,although you may want to select a weight that you can comfortably shoulder press because when you come to this exercise, you don't want to be changing the weight around.

Here's what it looks like on paper:

8 x Regular Deadlifts
8 x Romanian Deadlifts
8 x Upright Rows
8 x Front Squats
8 x Shoulder Press
8 x Lunges

Rest for 1/2 minutes then repeat that 3 times. Killer !!!

Train hard and be strong,


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