31Mar, 2010

Toronto Fat Loss Expert Reveals 5 ways To Cut Your Gym Time in Half

First of all I want to thank everyone for the response to the Rapid Fat Loss Meal Planner.  It only took 5 days and all 30 spots are now SOLD OUT.  I didn’t expect it to sell out so quickly so I am sorry to those that can’t get in.

Don’t don’t worry if you couldn’t get in.   I will still keep on providing top notch fat loss information on this blog and that is a promise.

I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE working out and hitting the gym.

If it wasn’t for that first gym pass my dad gave me 12 years ago I wouldn’t be where I am today.

The one thing I don’t like is spending more than a half hour in there. I’m not THAT in love with it.

I like to get in and get out. So anything that takes more than 30 minutes I am not a big fan of.

I don’t get it when people say that they did weights for one hour and then did cardio for another half an hour after wards then went for a shower and finally got out of the gym 3 hours later.

Where the heck do you find all the time to do that?

I definitely can’t.  I got a boot camp business to run, I’m launching my Done-For-You Meal Plans and Recipes and I’m also working on a new exercise program for Women who want to get their bodies back.

Now I’m not saying this to impress you but to impress upon you that I don’t have all the free time in the world to spend 3 hours in the gym 3+ days a week.

So to get the most out of my time at the gym in the least amount of time I do these things:

1.  When I’m at the gym in Richmond Hill always do different full body circuits at the gym.  There is no point doing bodybuilding type of exercises (like doing back and chest one day and biceps and triceps another) because they are too long and even worse they are totally ineffective for fat loss.

My circuits do not last more than 20-25 minutes each.  I do them at my Markham boot camps in 4 week stages:

Month 1 – 50/10 circuits

Month 2 – Tabata training

Month 3 – 10 Minute Circuits

Now for the 6 week transformation contest I’m experimenting with a 5/5/10 minute circuit for my Markham boot camps.  This is getting the girls great results by shocking their bodies and breaking past their plateaus.

(We do a new fat loss workout every 4 weeks to make sure our girls bodies do not end up plateauing and so they can keep on seeing resultsThey never see the same workout ever.)

2.  When I do Full body circuits you only have to hit the gym for 3 days a week and any other time you decide to go to the gym is optional.

3.  For cardio do mini 15 minute circuits, 4 minute Tabata’s or Interval train for 12-15 minutes.

4.  I reduce the time I rest in between sets.  This cuts my time for the workout and increases the intensity.  Remember:  Intensity = Results.

5.  I always focus on doing Compound exercises.  Compound exercises involve two or more muscles within the same exercise.

Example:  A squat is a compound exercise.  It uses the quads, hamstrings, glutes and core.

A Bicep curl only uses one muscle (the bicep) so to have this exercise in a fat loss program would be in friendlier words…Not so smart.

*If you are training for fat loss stay the heck away from bicep curl type of exercises like tricep pushdowns, side lat raises etc..these exercises SUCK for fat loss.  It’s like using a shot glass to empty the oceanIt doesn’t work*

Focus on squats, lunges, pushups/chest presses, Back rows in your fat loss program and you should be good to go.

Follow these tips and get in and out of the gym in less than half an hour.

Leave me a comment below and let me know what you do to decrease your time in the gym!

Posted by Dan Go | in Markham Boot Camp | 2 Comments

Comments on “Toronto Fat Loss Expert Reveals 5 ways To Cut Your Gym Time in Half” (2)

  1. Great Tips Dan!!!


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