The Continuous Work Sequence
How To Train Specifically For Fat Loss
This is one of my favorite ways to train. It's very simple, but it's not easy.
Continuous work is when low- to mid-intensity exercises are performed for more than 5 minutes without resting intervals.
For July, I have developed a program where there will be a combination of exercises that we'll perfom for a set number of reps, and we'll try to get as many rounds as we can in a 5-minute period of time. I have selected exercises that will train the entire body but they are going to be sequenced in a way that will allow you to rest while your perfoming another exercise.
Specific To Fat Loss?
I call this "Strength-Cardio": You get all the benefits of strength training and cardiovascular exercise at the same time. because your heart rate is elevated through the workout and your doing things in a sequence that allow you to perform each move at maximum intensity for muscle-gain benefits, along the cardiovascular benefits through the elevated heart rate and calorie burn.
Bottom Line: It's a ridiculously intense way of shedding unwanted pounds!
Generally, this type of training is used to prepare the body for sustained workouts such as marathons and triathlons, but can also be effective for more casual athletes. It allows the body to work from its aerobic energy stores to improve overall fitness and endurance. Chief benefits of continuous training include fat burning, muscle building, and increasing maximum aerobic potential.
How It's Done
We simply pair two opposing muscle groups (ex. upper body-lower body, front – back of body, left side-right side) and alternate between the two continuous for a prescribed set of time, which in this case will be 5-minutes.
This will be a training program that you'll talking about 6 months from now.