We know that it's not about exercise. It's about living. That's why this program is called Body-for-LIFE. The entire workout takes up less than four hours a week and you'll only be lifting weights three times a week, for up to 46 minutes each session. That's less than three percent of the time you're up and about. We don't want you to spend your life in the gym or in your basement grunting and groaning with barbells and dumbbells.
We want you to work out effectively and efficiently, so you can go outside and play, and enjoy every precious moment of life. But there's a tradeoff. Instead of quantity, we ask for quality. In exchange for exercising briefly, we ask you to exercise regularly and intensely. Intensity means this: You'll have to push yourself. You'll have to silence the voice that says "I can't" or "I quit." You'll have to break through self-imposed limits and barriers.
To help you, we recommend the Intensity Index , a way for you to gauge your level of exertion. Once again, this is based on your own fitness level, and is created to help you move past your own preconceived limitations and plateaus. This personal output meter begins at Level 1 and rises to Level 10. You assign the intensity values yourself, and you alone are the judge of your effort. That's why we call it self-regulating.
There is nothing scientific or absolute about it. The Intensity Index is a tool designed to encourage you to think about intensity and to strive always to maximize it. Level 1 might be sitting in your Barcalounger watching The Simpsons.
Your High Point is personal, yours alone. When you begin lifting weights, you may be able to press 20 pounds overhead only eight times during shoulder presses. By the end of the week, you may be able to press the same weight 10 times. The 10th repetition may require every ounce of your strength and determination, and then some.
That's your High Point for the week. By contrast, the guy or girl next to you may be able to press 40 pounds overhead right off. To achieve his or her High Point for the week, he or she may have to add another five pounds to achieve that feeling of all-out failure when your muscles feel they can't hold the weight one more second, but your mind kicks in and makes you do it. Don't compare yourself with others. You're not competing against anyone. The contest is strictly between you and the weights.
This method of weight training is effective: It works, and it works quickly. For proof, just look at our "before" and "after" pictures spectacular evidence of transformations. The rationale is that the first couple of sets ease you into the groove. They warm up the targeted muscles, as well as the tendons that connect muscle to bone and the ligaments and joints that will come into play. Because the weight is light, the initial sets enable you to rehearse the exercise in perfect form.
Weight Training and Muscles
This program guarantees you will build muscles, create definition where there once was none and turn weakness into strength. All of us experienced the moment when we transformed flab into defined muscle. But, remember that sculpting muscles, losing fat and adding definition is a two-pronged approach when it comes to training. Weight training helps you build muscle, and building muscle is essential for sculpting your body and stoking your body's furnace your metabolism. Muscle burns calories at a higher rate than body fat, but to really take it to the next level, you need to add fuel to the fire… literally. You need to challenge your heart and lungs with intense cardiovascular exercise.
The reason many of us continue to sport "six-packs" years after our initial 12-week Challenges is because we continue to burn fat in addition to lifting weights. Everyone has a six-pack somewhere most people just happen to sport a healthy layer of fat hiding that six-pack. With Body-for-LIFE's high-intensity cardio program (the second prong in the training equation), you'll learn to torch the fat that covers that hard-earned muscle.
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