Sep 26, 2012
High metabolic workouts are for everyone
Original Post: http://superbodysuperbrainblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/high-metabolic-workouts-are-good-for-your-brain-and-your-body/
Short workouts or better snacks of workouts can not only accelerate your metabolism but also have a great impact in your fitness level and prepare you to increase longevity. However if you train too hard for too long it may produce the opposite effects. Short workouts are like food you want to eat the right amount not too much not too little.
The right intensity will deliver you the best results in the least amount of time. As many of you know by now by following my exercises of my program Super Body, Super Brain you have noticed that there is a trick, a regular bicep curl now becomes more challenging since you are adding a sequential semi squat finishing in a balance position will raising the heels. Maybe you are asking why? Well I wanted to deliver you the best possible exercise program and the latest in exercise science is how whole body movements are much more efficient that single isolated ones. Guess what you need to think and your brain for my workout, thats why is called Super Body, Super Brain. The movements are considered the umbrella of the High Metabolic Workouts.
Defining Metabolic Training
Generally speaking, metabolic training is an exercise program whereby you complete both compound and structural exercises one after another with a minimal amount of rest in between. The result of such a quick succession of metabolic exercises is that your metabolic rate, or metabolism, is accelerated and your body burns calories more efficiently. The effects are clear: not only you are targeting the muscle you are working (biceps) but also different muscles in your body and eventually your heart and your brain.
Here i wanted to show my High Metabolic training i do at home, do it with me…it only takes three minutes!
High Metabolic training
Sequence of my High Metabolic Workout (you can find more movements in my book Super Body, Super Brain”
Ideally this sequence should be done with an overload that is considered not too high or not too low, in my case there are 12.5 lbs
Opposite Bicep Curl followed by tapping with Bicep curl followed by Bicep curl jacks
Opposite Shoulder lateral raise followed by tapping with Shoulder raises followed by Shoulder raise jacks
Opposite Upper Back followed by tapping with Upper Back followed by Upper Back jacks
Opposite Triceps extension followed by tapping with Triceps extension followed by Triceps extension jacks
The result is that you achieve better fitness results in a shorter period of time due to the fact that your body will continue to burn calories for up to 72 after the workout is over.
Finally and not less important many of you probably are asking what happens with our brain? When we perform some of the high metabolic workout like mine in Super Body, Super Brain you would realize an increase of blood flow to your brain increasing not only the brain activity but the blood circulation leading to an increase of a protein between nerve cells called Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)
EXAMPLE OF A HIGH METABOLIC EXERCISE
Short Bursts Intense Exercise Boost Metabolism