Stardate: 4th June, 2018.
I have a secret: a powerful fat-loss secret.
I first discovered it on a journey of cognitive expansion, whilst trekking through the gullies of St. George… dodging the kamikaze attacks of weaponised sandflies… cat-crawling, and clawing my way towards emotive freedom.
Belly scraping alongst the coarse crab grass, I noticed my vibratory resonance expanding. Out of sorts, but evolving… sweat pouring. 15 minutes of unfamiliar movement felt like:
Which brings me to that secret I mentioned earlier.
It isn’t exciting.
It isn’t anything that anyone really wants to hear [- as the average dieter *really* hopes that there is a.) a magic regimen/pill/movement, and b.) it’ll be both easy and accessible].
But… it’s real.
“Get rid of it!”
Get rid of what?
Stop doing exercises that you’re comfortable with.
“No… Seriously… WTF are you talking about man?”
If an exercise makes you feel silly (- due to your lack of coordination etc), you should make it a mainstay until you get moderately good at it.
Then.. Get rid of it.
If an exercise makes you feel winded ( – due to your lack of conditioning – ), include it at generally every fat-loss workout… until you get moderately conditioned at it.
Then… Get rid of it.
Each movement that you believe you “can’t” do (– not due to an actual physiological reason… but because you “hate it”, or don’t excel at it – ) should be included because it will challenge the body more, metabolically, than any exercise in your comfort zone.
Being inefficient at a movement pattern means more calories get burnt whilst trying to execute it.
And more calories burnt means, potentially, more fat loss.
And that’s kinda why most of us workout.
If you’re purely a strength athlete, disregard the above. You actually need to get good at specific lifts and movement patterns. Same with competitive sportsmen. Disregard.
The rest of us though?
Let’s be silly together.
Off to the gully.
Yours in fitness,
– Corey Springer
Apollo Fitness Barbados
p.s. things to try:
- Overhead carries… and variations thereof.
- Crawling variations.
- Children’s games… like Leap Frog.
- Jumping rope
- Monkey bars
- Circuits including each of the above.
Get rid of it… Really powerful and liberating phrase. I was looking at my 4 year old son’s leap frog movements and seeing where trainers get their inspiration from. Lol.