Nutrition

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Survive or Thrive?


Just think about this: You’re in a desert, with no destination is sight. Hours upon hours, miles upon miles, and still no destination. No food, No water. Now what? What does the body have to do to survive this long slow journey? That’s right, it goes into survival mode. Long Slow Cardio puts the body into survival mode. Will you lose fat? Absolutely. Will you lose muscle? Absolutely. See the connection?

Gone are the days of long, slow cardio session on a treadmill or elliptical machine. Research over the last 10 years (or more) have shown and proven that lifting weights will burn more fat than long slow boughts of cardio. Plus, you’ll elevate metabolism(for hours post exercise), build more lean muscle tissue, improve body density and improve overall body composition.

Here is one Study that supports:

Schuenke MD, Mikat RP, McBride JM.

Effect of an acute period of resistance exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption: implications for body mass management.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2002 Mar;86(5):411-7. Epub 2002 Jan 29.

This study used a circuit training protocol of 12 sets in 31 minutes. EPOC(Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) was elevated significantly for 38 hours post-workout.

Another one:

Tremblay A, Simoneau JA, Bouchard C.

Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism.
Metabolism. 1994 Jul;43(7):814-8

This study pitted 20 weeks of endurance training against 15 weeks of interval training:
Energy cost of endurance training = 28661 calories.
Energy cost of interval training = 13614 calories (less than half)

The interval training group showed a nine times greater loss in subcutaneous fat than the endurance group (when corrected for energy cost).

That’s incredible.

MVP Performance Training applies a multi-faceted Athletic Approach that incorporates Metabolic Strength and Interval Training to super charge your workouts.

Do you want to just Survive or Thrive?
Just think about this: You’re in a desert, with no destination is sight. Hours upon hours, miles upon miles, and still no destination. No food, No water. Now what? What does the body have to do to survive this long slow journey? That’s right, it goes into survival mode. Long Slow Cardio puts the body into survival mode. Will you lose fat? Absolutely. Will you lose muscle? Absolutely. See the connection?

Gone are the days of long, slow cardio session on a treadmill or elliptical machine. Research over the last 10 years (or more) have shown and proven that lifting weights will burn more fat than long slow boughts of cardio. Plus, you’ll elevate metabolism(for hours post exercise), build more lean muscle tissue, improve body density and improve overall body composition.

Here is one Study that supports:

Schuenke MD, Mikat RP, McBride JM.

Effect of an acute period of resistance exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption: implications for body mass management.
Eur J Appl Physiol. 2002 Mar;86(5):411-7. Epub 2002 Jan 29.

This study used a circuit training protocol of 12 sets in 31 minutes. EPOC(Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) was elevated significantly for 38 hours post-workout.

Another one:

Tremblay A, Simoneau JA, Bouchard C.

Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism.
Metabolism. 1994 Jul;43(7):814-8

This study pitted 20 weeks of endurance training against 15 weeks of interval training:
Energy cost of endurance training = 28661 calories.
Energy cost of interval training = 13614 calories (less than half)

The interval training group showed a nine times greater loss in subcutaneous fat than the endurance group (when corrected for energy cost).

That’s incredible.

MVP Performance Training applies a multi-faceted Athletic Approach that incorporates Metabolic Strength and Interval Training to super charge your workouts.

Do you want to just Survive or Thrive?

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2 comments:

  1. Very cool stuff! I've heard that exercising intensely for short periods of time coupled with slower cardio is more productive than doing just one type of exercising. I guess that's exactly whatt you're saying here with interval vs endurance; right?

    Wish I could get into a good routine and stick with it. This equals quick results to keep me motivated. :) I used to love exercising, but...now that I'm older and much heavier - it's no longer something I enjoy. Now it's hard and now it just hurts. *sigh*

    Give Heather and the girls a hug for me, ok?

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  2. That's Exactly Right. Interval Training has better Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) or after burn than long slow cardio. That means that you burn energy longer after you're done with interval training than you do with slow cardio. Sometimes up to several days in some cases.

    You should come check out MVP some time. Inviting, electric, teaching oriented environment.

    I'll say Hi to the girls for you.

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