Did you know that if you workout longer than an hour, your hormone levels can actually work against you?
That at about the hour mark, your cortisol levels start to rise and your human growth hormone and testosterone dip.
What does this mean?
This means that at the hour mark, your hormones that promote lean muscle growth drop and the hormone promoting muscle catabolism (aka the breakdown of muscle tissue) rises?
So all of that hard work you're putting in may not be benefiting you as much as it seems!
Plus, longer doesn't guarantee better results.
Results are all about challenging your body to break it down so it can regrow stronger.
So actually 30 minutes, 15 minutes, even just 5 minutes, can all benefit you more IF you are efficient and challenge your body.
That is why my Burner Workouts work.
In just 5 minutes, we work multiple large muscle groups with every move using hybrid exercises and really get our blood pumping with high intensity intervals.
Hybrid exercises are moves that COMBINE exercises together so that you work as many muscle groups at once at the same time. This not only saves you time and helps you get more out of the time you do workout, BUT it also helps you burn more calories in less time!
The more muscle groups you can work, especially the more LARGE muscle groups you can work, the more calories you can burn! Plus, building lean muscle mass will help you burn more calories even at rest and LOOK STRONG and LEAN!
And using interval training we can get your blood pumping so you not only burn more calories during your workout, but also raise your metabolic rate for longer AFTER your workout.
Between using Hybrid Exercises and Interval Training, you can not only burn more calories in less time and build lean muscles, BUT you'll also create a greater EPOC effect during your post-exercise recovery period.
What is EPOC?
To make a long story short...EPOC is excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. Basically EPOC is the amount of oxygen you need to return your body to its resting metabolic functioning.
Because your body needs oxygen post workout for a few things including:
- Replacing the ATP you burned during the workout (aka the fuel you need for muscular activities)
- Helping repair muscle tissue damage (aka helping build stronger muscles)
- Restore your resting body temperature and oxygen levels in your blood
And the more INTENSE, NOTE: not the LONGER your workout, but the more INTENSELY you workout, the more you'll enhance the EPOC effect and the more calories you'll burn post workout.
So that is why in just 5-minutes using intervals and hybrid moves, you can get great results! And heck...if you have 10, 15 even 20 minutes, you can always string a few of my burners for the same great benefits!