The main reason you are probably not burning fat in the gym!

Morning guys,

I hope your week is going well so far?

I just booked a cheeky weekend to Ibiza for the closing parties in a few weeks, so I’m feeling particularly chipper today.

Anyway, that aside, I just wanted to mention about a little experiment we did at Boot camp on Saturday. We took two of our participants, Rob and Sze Lee, fitted heart rate monitors onto each of them and tracked their heart rates at various stages of the boot camp. For those that don’t know, a heart rate monitor will record the maximum heart rate of the individual, and also show the average heart rate over the exercise period.

Watch this video to see the results:

The results:

Rob’s max heart rate was 171 BPM, Sze Lee’s was 181 BPM. Average BPM was 155 and 161 and the session lasted approximately 47 – 48 minutes.

It’s fair to say that the guys were doing some serious “cardio” I think we can all agree on that…but they never actually did any cardio. Not traditional cardio on a bike, or a treadmill, or a cross trainer, or heaven forbid, SPINNING! Here we had ten work stations, using various pieces of equipment for no longer than 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stations that used the body as a whole, maximising your metabolism and burning maximum amount of fat and…this fat burning process continues for another 48 hours. How cool is that?

I still see so many of you pounding out on the above mentioned pieces of cardio equipment. Why? You don’t need it, it doesn’t work or get you the results you want, so why?

What does work is hard brief intense workouts, like Boot camp, but also traditional heavy resistance training with 8-12 reps in the gym. The heavier weights you lift, the stronger you will get and the more fat you will burn. It’s very simple šŸ™‚

That’s all from me folks. Lots more tips, videos and great content coming your way so stay tuned. This is just the beginning.

I see the weekend around the corner…

Gav.

Ps. How many of you are going skiing this winter? I’m working on a specific programme that will help you guys so let me know if you would like to know more.

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