Monday, July 19, 2010
Why I Make You Do Crazy Stuff
Why I make you do crazy stuff: The Tabata Protocol--named after Izumi Tabata, Ph.D., a former researcher at Japan's National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya--is an interval routine developed by the head coach of the Japanese speed-skating team. (It's called a protocol because Tabata and his team took the speed-skating coach's workout and studied it to quantify just how effective it really was.) It maximizes aerobic and anaerobic conditioning in a short amount of time. It also causes long term calorie burn through EPOC. Your metabolism remains cranked for 12-36 hours or more.
Then we have the maximal strength training - I have people climb the ladder doing 1 rep of heavy weight until you reach your 1 rep max. Heavy resistance training produces more bang for the buck in terms of performance and lean muscle building in a shorter amount of time. This type of resistance training also causes increased metabolic effects and the release of natural anabolic hormones like testosterone, IGF-1 and HGH, which ramps up muscle building and fat burning.
Of course there is the targeted fat loss cardio which you do on the off days which combines HIIT and steady state cardio to maximize calorie and fat oxidation.
And finally there is the nutrition plan which keeps your metabolism high and keeps your body fueled so all the hard work you do burns fat and builds muscle. The nutrition plan also burns calories through the thermogenic effect of food (TEF).
This fat loss combo pack turns you into an anabolic muscle building, fat burning machine causing you to become lean, strong and fast in record time.
Intensity and the nutrition plan are the key ingredients!!! If your not in the 90% plus zone of exertion (what I call the RED ZONE), THE EFFECTS WILL NOT BE OPTIMAL. Meaning if you half ass your workouts and meal plan then you get half ass results.
There is no debate on whether it works or not - I have too many people over too many years that have and are currently doing amazing things on this program. The debate is: are you giving it your all, are you giving 100%. Only you can answer this. I can look at people and make fairly accurate assumptions and I'm usually on track. If you walk away from a tabata drill and feel a little tired but ok- you didn't do jack during the workout. You should crawl away seeking carbs and protein, knowing that you could not have done more. That's the difference between people who want it and get it and people who want it without doing the work and don't get it. And if you aren't willing to give it your all, you need to go to a Globo gym and take a step class.
That is that!
So if your ready to stop wasting your time and money, aimlessly wandering the halls of uselessness, then come on out to the house and try a free workout. You got nothing to lose but FAT!
Dempsey's Resolution Fitness