Keeping the 60 Day Turnarounders rolling in the right direction, and bringing you all along with them! We do workouts of the week with the intention of making them repeatable and enjoyable (I know, sounds crazy to you doesn’t it) and part of an ongoing pursuit of the fourth essential! (increased lean muscle and oxygen)
So, as always, our workouts are going to be short fast and intense. This one is no different. Lets get to it.
4 Rounds of:
10 Squat Jumps (squat deep then jump up and pull your knees to your chest)
10 Burpees (start standing, get to lying on the ground, back to your feet, then jump up and clap your hands over your head; you can jump to the ground, or slowly work your way down depending on your intensity)
That is the workout, just push yourself through as fast as you can, expect your legs to burn, and expect them to burn for the next day as well. You can cut it to two rounds if you feel like 40 reps of each is too much for you.
The Why is what drives us to work hard, and ultimately the why behind short duration high intensity work is too complex for this Sprout. But there are some great bullet points that I can give you that should help you understand why long cardio will be a thing of the past, other than doing it out of enjoyment.
- Shorter duration reduces the amount of oxidative stress on the system, thus it is safer and healthier.
- High intensity drives an increase in Growth Hormone and Testosterone. Both of which drive greater health and healing.
- Aerobic capacity goes up much faster when you push aerobic potential to the max, it is the best way to gain increased cardiovascular function.
- Moving your body through full range exercise gains the highest level of function. Squat depth improves flexibility.
Like I said at the start, the depth of these four bullet points alone, could fill six pages of material, but simply getting this basic truth, will help you get smart and get intense! The weather will be perfect this weekend, get out and do something!
Be well and Be blessed! - Dr. E