Saturday, September 20, 2014

Simple is Hard


Life is complicated these days but when it comes to working out, simple workouts done hard are the fastest way to get the best results.  

1. Eliminate most isolation exercises. These are exercises that essentially work only one muscle at a time. This would be exercises like leg extensions, tricep "kickbacks" and ab crunches. Leave the more complicated stuff for later and Yes, I did say ab crunches, stay with me here!

2. Focus on compound exercises (exercises that work many muscles at a time) like squats, standing overhead presses, pull-ups, bench presses, stiff legged dead lifts, and dips. BTW --squats do far more to strengthen and shrink your waistline than crunches will ever do!

3. Do the six exercises above three times per week. Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday. 2-3 sets and 6-20 reps each. And remember to do each rep slowly, I am talking four seconds on the way up and 4 seconds back down.

Doesn't matter who you are...man/woman, young/old, beginner or pro, the fastest way to great results are doing the basic exercises as hard as you can and then next time  -- do them harder. It took me 10 years of working out with little results to figure that out and another 10 years to actually do it! Don't let that happen to you, start your Simple but Hard workout ASAP!