Here’s something you probably don’t know –
Unless you are a professional athlete, you have zero business performing long, grueling workouts.
Longer, popular, workouts can leave the Average, Over 30 Joe or Jane feeling frustrated, fat, weak, and angry because they over-tax your Central Nervous System and aggravate your body’s stress hormones.
This can sabotage your progress –
even especially when using kettlebells…
And leave you feeling frustrated with a lack of progress… minimal strength gains… a waistline that won’t budge… a lack of conditioning…
If you have ever felt fat, weak, angry, and frustrated – I get it. I’ve been exactly where you are right now.
It is a little-known but scientifically proven fact that you can lose more fat, gain more strength, and increase your conditioning levels by performing shorter, more “intense” workouts.
In a study* done by Heden, et al., subjects were put on a simple resistance training protocol – 10 exercises (full body) for either 1 or 3 sets.
*(One-set resistance training elevates energy expenditure for 72 h similar to three sets. European Journal of Applied Physiology. Mar. 2011.Vol.111. Number 3:477-484.)
The researchers measured post-exercise energy expenditure 24, 48, and 72 hours post-workout.
Both groups showed an elevated metabolism of around 100 calories per day.
Did you catch that?
One group did one third of the work of the other group and still burned the same number of calories post-workout.
What’s this prove?
It proves that you can actually get the same results or better by working out less – A lot less.
And that’s exactly what I experienced…
In case you don’t know me, I’m Geoff Neupert, former Master Instructor and Education Manager with StrongFirst, the world’s leading kettlebell education company, and until the birth of our first child, I was convinced that I would see better results from my workouts when I followed the traditional 45 to 60 minute protocol 3 to 4 times per week.
Then, due to lack of sleep, I had to modify my workouts in order to make progress.
And my results astounded even me – a seasoned fitness professional, with almost 20 years of experience at the time.
When most men gain weight from “sympathetic pregnancy” and continue to pack on the fat – even bigger lovehandles and worse yet – manboobs – I actually continued to lose body fat and get leaner than I had been in 15 years.
In fact, I went from a 38.5 inch waist at the start of my wife’s pregnancy down to a 32.5 inch waist when my son was born –
A number I had not seen in 20 years. (There’s a picture on the right I snapped with my cell phone.)
And here’s the Good News – there’s a scientifically valid reason for my results.
And the Even Better News is –
When you learn and apply that science to your kettlebell workouts, you – like my Private Clients and many of my customers – could see results similar to mine.
Now you may think that’s absurd, but I want you to know there’s one reason – and one reason only – you are not making the progress you really want and seeing the results you want to see –
You Need More Recovery.
Yup, it’s really that simple.
See, what most people don’t know (and most trainers forget) is that –
It’s not how much work you can do – it’s how much you can recover from the work you’ve already done.
If you can’t adequately recover between workouts (which most people can’t) then you won’t see the results you’re looking for. It’s just that simple.
And that explains why –
- You’re not as thin or lean as you want to be…
- You have excess belly fat or can’t seem to get rid of your belly fat…
- You’re not as strong as you know you should be or once were…
- No matter how hard you work you still can’t get those last 10 pounds off…
- The harder you work, the more you’re body seems to do the opposite of what you want it to do…
- You seem to make progress for short periods of time and then get injured or lose your motivation or both…
- You can’t ever seem to get enough sleep and always feel tired…
- You keep forgetting where you put things like your car keys or your glasses and waste valuable time looking for them only to find them in your jacket or on top of your head…
- You can’t seem to kick those annoying little late-night habits like foraging in the kitchen for something sweet…
- Your sex drive isn’t what it once was…
Are you experiencing one or two or even more of these stress-related symptoms?
Since you’re still reading this, I’m guessing the answer is “yes.”
Well don’t worry if you are –
There’s a simple reason you just can’t recover…