Metabolism and Toning Level-2
This week we will increase the intensity with each exercise. You'll be making adjustments in the range of motion on exercises that you are able to, and/or increasing the resistance you're using.
To keep the subject simple for now, let's take a look at some of our goals again:
We want to reduce excess body fat/weight we ultimately need to increase the rate a which we burn calories.
In order to burn calories we need to work.
Here are the Physics of it: Work=Force x Displacement....in exercise terms Work=Resistance x Range of Motion.
Everything else being equal, when we increase the resistance we're using and/or the range of motion we move the resistance through, we work more. This in turn helps us burn more calories in a given unit of time.
This is not the end of the story though.
Your body eventually adapts to the work you place upon it. The adaption is a higher level of strength which, in turn, allows you to use to perform more work(using more resistance and/or ROM) in your workouts.
This not only makes your burn more calories during a workout and support body fat reduction/weight loss, it also makes it harder for the fat/weight to get back on you.
Remember, the goal is not to achieve success, its to
achieve success and keep it!!
A short note this week. Two words that are key to your progress;
Learning to eat well is only a small step. Learning to eat effectively on a ongoing basis is huge. Without consistency your you'll eventually hit a wall. In order to be consistent there is another ingredient needed.
Joy. Learning how to make meals that smell great, taste great, and feel great is a huge part of success. Joy gives your will power and determination a needed boost. Joy in your eating will help you solidify long term habits.
Perform the warm up procedure
Perform Workout A on Monday and Thursday
Perform Workout B on Tuesday and Friday
Perform Cardio Training on Wed and Sat...45mins (RPE 6-7)
Complete Nutrition Homework each day