This is a guest post from my friend Jason Klein, creator of Lean Body Revolution.
Picture this for a moment –
You, stuck in traffic with places to be and people to see. It’s Monday, and you just so happen to be running late for everything that day.
Now, being that you can only allot so much time for each activity during the week, you end up having to sacrifice your workout in order to make your next obligation.
Talk about starting the week “off the train-tracks.”
Now, everyone reading this is probably similar in the fact that if you miss an important workout, it can really throw you off if you are used to a daily routine.
But it doesn’t just throw your schedule off.
It will throw off other important things such as energy level, mood, immunity, and sleep quality.
Not to mention – fat loss and lean muscle gain.
Ever experience this?
You were probably frustrated because deep down you truly knew how essential your workouts are in order to achieve your ideal body.
Unfortunately, what started as one missed opportunity to boost metabolism and burn fat, turned in to a common re-occurrence…
Overcoming The Time Factor
Several years ago, I was in the same position. I simply just didn’t have a strategy for overcoming the time factor and life’s unexpected events.
What I needed was a system to cure this issue (it was NOT long, slow, boring cardio).
As a matter of fact, this is consistently the top reason why people fail at both general “every-day” goals, as well health and fitness goals.
When we find a system to keep us on track, however, things start to fall into place.
I want to let you in on a little secret within the fitness world. Trust me, it would have made things so much easier if I came across this earlier.
There is a method out there that is helping others like you and me lose fat at a much faster rate than traditional cardio workouts.
Talk about a done-for-you system. The blueprint to a lean body.
It’s so much easier when you have a map of where you are going?
We all know this.
Now obviously, this method is not for people who want a “magic bullet”. It is for those who love reaping true, long-term benefits from enjoyable challenges.
What Is Interval Cardio-Resistance Training?
Picture getting some of the most effective workouts you’ve ever done in just 15-minutes without having to feel guilty about not making time.
This method is called the 15 Minute Body™ method, and has already impacted thousands of folks worldwide.
This 15 Minute Body method uses an innovative form of training called Interval Cardio-Resistance Training™ (ICRT ™).
ICRT ™ combines a methodical form of strength training with cardio sets, which in-
turn builds lean muscle and burns fat at a way faster rate than you are used to.
I literally stumbled upon the 15-Minute Body method about 2 years ago, as I was personal training in college.
I have spent the past year digging up the scientific evidence behind this new method.
You see, this is not your AVERAGE type of training. I tested this on Marines and housewives before making this available to the world.
Below is just one of the research studies from my Master’s degree and explains exactly WHY people are experiencing big results with the 15 Minute Body™ method.
A 2012 study from the European Journal of Applied Physiology tested two groups of males; one group participating in long 45-90 minute cardio and one group participating in FAST, SPECIFIC resistance and cardio intervals.
RESULTS: The group that participated in short, higher intensity cardio-resistance workouts achieved exponentially greater results, in far less time.
(European Journal of Applied Physiology. Vol. 112 (5). MAY 2012. 1907-1915)
Don’t know about you but that seems pretty awesome to me!
The other awesome fact is that it is 100% bodyweight. I didn’t spend a penny on equipment.
You see, the main goal here is fat loss through lean muscle growth.
Now keep in mind, these workouts do NOT produce bulky muscle. It’s the lean, athletic physique that the 15 Minute Body™ gives.
Here are the exact steps on how you can get these results in as little as 15-minutes:
Interval Cardio-Resistance Training
Strategically combine resistance movements with cardio movements.
This pairing technique is commonly known as a superset. The only difference is that I created ICRT for one reason, to burn fat and stimulate lean muscle simultaneously.
(I’ve got a video below that breaks down exactly how this is done.)
Strategic Rest Periods
Most people are not aware of the fact that changing something as little as the rest period from 60-seconds to 20-seconds can dramatically alter how the body is shaped over the long-term.
Can you say, “silly putty?”
Have the Goal of Elevated Metabolic Demand
Would you rather
1) burn calories just during the time that you spend in at the gym,
2) burn calories for up to 48 (or more) hours after you leave the gym?
If your answer was #2, the video below will be extremely helpful for you. Take a couple minutes and do your fat loss results a favor and give it a shot!
Jason’s Interval Cardio-Resistance Training Workout:
1) Alternating push-ups: 25 reps
Start in push-up position with hands and ankles touching. Reach out with the right hand a right foot and complete the push-up. Move to the left side and then right.
2) Lumberjacks: 25 reps
Start in jumping jack position. Bend the knees and perform and jack.
3) Mountain Ab Climber: 26 reps
Start in plank position. Drive the knees to the elbows and then alternate.
4) Lumberjacks: 25 reps
5) Stick Squats: 25 reps
For every 5th squat, go to 90 degrees and hold for 3 seconds.
6) Lumber Jacks: 25 reps
7) X Mountain Climber : 26 reps
Start in plank position. Drive knee to opposite elbow. Alternate.
8.) Lumber Jacks: 25 reps
9) Alternating Reverse Lunge Prisoner: 26 reps
Begin with interlocking the fingers behind the head and squeeze the shoulder blades. Reach backward and lunge/ alternate.
10) Lumberjacks: 25 reps
11) Close Grip Push-ups: 25 reps
Begin in push up position and touch the elbows to the sides of the body.
So, if you are sick of long, boring workouts that leave you empty handed, you probably want to give the 15-Minute Body workouts a shot while you still have time.
Jason Klein is former Fitness Instructor for the US Navy. He is also creator of the Lean Body Revolution workout system which uses Interval Cardio-Resistance Training to help individuals drop body fat in 15 minute workouts.
To learn more about the Lean Body Revolution system, click here.