Why I Recommend Exercising LESS (For Maximum Fat Loss)

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One things for sure…

There’s often a HUGE sigh of relief when I tell my body transformation clients to work out LESS.
(especially the ones who are lacking in time, constantly juggling responsibilities, who work full time, have children etc)

You see, of those people that do exercise regularly, they’re usually doing WAY too much.

How to know if you’re doing too much exercise? That’s easy.

If you’re not consistently getting stronger, losing body fat, gaining muscle and getting fitter at every workout, then by definition, you’re either over exercising or under recuperating – or both.

In the book, Body by Science by Doug McGuff, the author explains that most of us have been brainwashed by popular exercise folklore. As a result we neglect strength training, include excessive amounts of cardio, and we train too long and too often.

And while the ‘more is better’ philosophy might hold true for other endeavours, exercise certainly isn’t one of them.

In fact, the longer you’ve been in the game, (exercising) the stronger you become, and the more intensity you can generate in your workouts, the more recovery time you need between workouts.

(This holds especially true if you have a stressful lifestyle, have questionable eating habits, get less than 8 hours of quality sleep every night etc)

Shortchange the recovery process and instead of overcompensating (more strength, fitness etc) you’ll actually decompensate and go backwards.

So while you might be able to get away with working out 5 or 6 days per week when you first begin exercising (and still see results) chances are your progress will come to a screeching halt unless you lessen your training frequency and the duration of your workouts.

For example, with the Biggest Loser 12 Week Challenge I recommend a maximum of 4 hours total exercise per week, however to continue progressing and to overcome weight loss plateaus, training volume and frequency needs to be adjusted downwards over time.

So, don’t be fooled by the workout routines in the magazines or buy into the belief that more exercise is better.

Besides, I prefer to let the science and the before and after photos of my clients speak for themselves.

So here’s to using your time productively, working out less and achieving better results.

Quality versus quantity?

Quality wins hands down every time.


Would you like to spend less time working out and burn fat 9 times faster than conventional exercise programmes?

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