You suffer through your 3-5 weekly workouts, checking all the boxes.
Goat yoga? Check. Yes, it’s an actual thing.
Kale juice? Check.
Strong, healthy body? A body that you are totally in love with? Um . . .
While our first instinct may be to workout even more often (and eat less) to get that strong, healthy body we’ve always wanted, maybe it’s time to try working out intelligently.
The honest truth is not all exercise was created equal, and with all the options laid out at our feet (ones that have celebrity endorsements for days), how do we choose the right one?
This super cool body hack will give you a stronger, leaner body in 20 minutes a week.
You probably already guessed it: Slow Training.
Here’s How Slow Training Works
It’s real exercise.
Isn’t the point of exercise to burn calories?
The point of exercise is to exhaust the body’s muscles to muscle failure. Completely exhausting your muscles sends an ultimatum to your body to adapt and grow– for survival. This is why and how the body changes.
Anything less is pretty much a waste of time.
During a slow training workout, your complete focus must be on working the correct target muscles, with proper form and alignment, to the precise intensity to get those results.
You don’t use momentum. You don’t set the weight down. You don’t completely straighten your joints. You don’t let your muscles rest. The. Entire. Time.
Say goodbye to zoning out at TV screens, listening to your fave playlist, or fantasizing about dinner at Sage Bistro later tonight. 100% of your zen-like focus will be on working those muscles and feeling the burn.
But what about burning calories?
Please. Muscle is metabolism. Build more muscle and you’ll burn more calories in your sleep.
But, what about cardio?
The more intensely you work your muscles, the more oxygen the muscles demand to create muscle energy, ATP, and the harder your heart and lungs have to work to deliver the needed oxygen to the muscles.
Trust us, after your 20 minute slow training workout, it’ll feel like you just ran 3 miles.
Now if we could just incorporate some goats . . .
Extra-Special Super-Healthy Exercise Bonus
But wait, there’s more!
Because you’re lifting weights slowly, this workout is 100% free of impact. Say goodbye to all the aches and pains on your joints and connective tissues that most of us consider the normal trade-off to exercising.
A workout that strengthens your body and increases your metabolism all while protecting you from injury? Yes, please!
And because it’s super safe, effective, and you only have to go for 20 minutes once a week, Slow Training is something you can do forever…
20 minutes once a week, not just shorter, smarter.
See you at The Strength Shoppe 😉