Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fat Loss Secrets: Neural Cardio Circuits

Fat loss secrets are hard to come by... at least the TRUE fat loss secrets. Why? There really is no "secret" (see links) other than it takes real work, consistency, and progression. However, that doesn't mean that when push comes to shove, you can't structure your workouts to make them effective for both the short term AND long term.

Enter the neural cardio circuit.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Fat Loss Theory: The Relative Intensity Trap

When it comes to exercise and fat loss theory, many people who don't get results fall into what I like to call the "relative intensity trap." What is the relative intensity trap? It's really quite simple.

The relative intensity trap is the false mindset that a workout was good for fat loss just because it was difficult for YOU.

Just because you're exhausted doesn't mean you'll lose fat.

"Wait a minute, Timothy Ward... Are you telling me that being tired and out of breath during a workout or being extremely sore the day after a workout doesn't mean a damn thing for fat loss?"

"That is exactly what I'm telling you."

Monday, April 4, 2011

The ONE Thing You Need to Know About Fat Loss Theory

If you wanted to take one point away from The Theory of Fat Loss and one point only, a concept that summarizes in it's entirety what fat loss theory is truly about in terms of exercise, then I would tell you one word... PROGRESSION.

In my previous post, Fat Loss Theory and the Hedgehog Concept, I discuss that there are two types of exercisers, those who are foxes, overwhelmed with the infinite means to the same end, and those who are hedgehogs. The hedgehogs know that to be successful long term with an exercise program, you only need to continue to get better. Simply put, once you stop progressing in the gym, you stop getting results!

In other words... you won't look like this:

... training like this:

The fact that some people still go to the gym and do the same thing they've always done and expect different results is insanity! Take the following example: