The FastFit Workout-of-the-Month for May is a personal favorite of mine:
It is the most SIMPLE, yet BRUTALLY effective workout my clients and I have ever encountered!
This workout consists of performing 10 total reps of an upper body exercise, 10 total reps/leg of a lower body exercise, and 10 total reps of a core exercise. This represents ONE round and the goal is to perform max rounds for time (typically a 5-10 minute work zone).
Yep, it’s that SIMPLE! But… it’s NOT EASY!
You are literally working non-stop for the entire duration of the work zone only taking just as much rest as needed to transition to the next movement in the prescribed sequence.
How is this possible?
It’s because of the alternating set format where you are “RESTING” from one exercise while performing another non-competing exercise with maximum INTENSITY:
10 reps upper body exercise -> 10 reps/leg lower body exercise ->
10 reps core exercise -> REPEAT for 10 minutes
I refer to this time-efficient approach as STRENGTH CARDIO.
It provides the optimal fat-burning effect by keeping your heart rate elevated throughout the ENTIRE workout as if you were performing cardio while allowing you to perform each resistance training exercise at peak INTENSITY for the optimal muscle-building stimulus.
This translates into maximal calorie burning both DURING and AFTER you workout and thus provides the biggest bang-for-your-buck so that you can simultaneously build lean muscle mass AND melt body fat in 30 minutes or less.
Here’s one of my clients, Nicole, demonstrating the Continuous Work sequence:
Just follow along with us and feel for yourself the fat-melting, muscle building jolt that ONLY 5 minutes of continuous work will give you!
PS- Stay tuned all month for our newsletters featuring done-for-you sample follow-along video workout demos so you can start seeing the awesome fat-shredding power of Continuous Work for yourself!