The Best Interval Training Program for Fat Loss?
Last night I gave one of my best interviews ever...In fact, it was the first time I ever revealed my 6 key factors for fat loss motivation.
More on that in the future...
We also talked about the best intervals for fat loss.
Of course, there really isn't a best way to do intervals. And I'm also trying to get more people out of the gym and off the machines when they do intervals.
Because machines FAIL my human nature test. More on that when last night's interview is released...
Now all that discussion about interval training made me think about my personal preference for interval training for fat loss. It's tough, because there sure are a lot of opinions out there...
- Some people recommend 1 minute intervals.
- Others recommend repeated intervals of 20 seconds with only 10 seconds of rest between each.
- Some endurance-based coaches go as high as 2 minutes on and 2 minutes off.
- Others say you should focus on distance, such as running 400m intervals, rather than the time of the interval.
So what do I think?
If I had to bet, I'd say that 30-45 second intervals are the most effective interval length for fat loss.
These have been my favorite intervals since I first developed the concept of Turbulence Training back in the lab in 1999 and have been part of the original TT Fat Loss workout since I first published the original workout in 2001. So not surprisingly, most of the TT success stories are based on the 30 second interval.
But hey, that's just my opinion, albeit one supported by hundreds, and even thousands of TT success stories.
Now I do use longer intervals on occasion and sometimes even shorter-tahn-30-second intervals. In fact, I think you will probably get your absolute best fat loss results if you vary your interval training workouts - just like you must vary your strength training workouts.
It's very important for you to monitor your training and results - so that you can determine which interval method works best for you. Don't forget to observe the results of your training!
But you can also use bodyweight circuits for intervals...like the Total Body Ten found in the musclemorphosis.com.
That's one of the toughest bodyweight workouts I've put together.
In the January Fat Loss manual, you'll get a chance to use what might be the hardest bodyweight workout I've ever put together...a workout I called the Total Body Ten.
"Hey CB, your old guinea pig bill here. Just thought I'd let you know I did the total body ten circuit on my off day yesterday instead of intervals and I was totally wiped! That was, without exaggeration, quite possibly the hardest workout I've ever done... Well done."
Bill Lyons, Personal Trainer,
Don't forget, I designed this workout for a crowded gym, so I guarantee you can even get this workout done on Monday at 6pm, the busiest time of the week in any gym.
musclemorphosis.com (featuring the Total Body Ten).
Intervals are the secret to success,
PS - Cardio Sucks...
And now you can have the T-shirt to prove it. Check out our "Cardio Sucks" Turbulence Training T-shirts.