Tuesday 040610 – Tabata This

Upcoming Fundamentals Classes (6 small group classes plus 2 weeks of unlimited group classes):

Mon/Wed @ 6pm & Fri @ 5pm, starts April 12
Mon/Wed @ 6pm & Fri @ 5pm, starts April 26

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8 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest for each exercise, followed by a minute rest between exercises. Score is the lowest score obtained in a round for each exercise, added up for a workout total:

Row (Calories)

*Compare to 100409*

Finisher – Max L-sits x 4

The NY Times Health blog surprisingly has a post that says lifting heavy weights with rest between sets is more effective than light weights with little rest in promoting fat loss.

Subjects lifting more weight fewer times burned more energy and had a greater metabolic boost after exercise.

This short article speaks to the “toning” myth that many people believe you need to lift light weights at high repetition to “tone” the arms and body, while lifting heavy will make you big and bulky.  We frequently have conditioning workouts that involve lighter weights at high repetition at CFSP, but not to “tone” muscles – these exercises are used to increase muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and stamina.  The heavy lifts at the beginning of most classes are the primary strength & power tool in our program, and play a much bigger role in improving body composition than most people think.  It’s also fun and extremely useful in everyday life to lift heavy things and get stronger, so if you don’t train with us learn how to squat, press, and deadlift, do it heavy, and you’ll be a much more useful human!

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