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Character versus Reputation


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Friday, May 3, 2013

Do you remember PONG?

Using strength training machines today is a lot like playing a video game on an Atari 2600, or surfing the internet with your IBM Compatible 386 - very slow, not much sizzle, and very poor results at best.

The phone you now hold in your hand is exponentially better in every possible technological way that comparing it to a computer of even 10 years ago is like comparing organic spinach to a Pop- Tart.

A phone today can unlock your car, open your garage door, set the security system on your home, change channels on your TV, tell you how to get somewhere you've never been, film and upload a movie, talk to you and answer your funny questions, and so much more.

Welcome to 2013.

Fitness and training can be similar to that experience of booting up windows 3.1 and "going online" back in 1994 – taking forever, frustrating and exceptionally ineffective by today's comparison.

Or exercise can be state of the art, sleek, fast, and produce highly effective results.

Exciting to know that we can build lean muscle tissue and lose fat at the same time – develop a healthy, highly functioning body that looks and feels great, thanks to smarter exercise.

We don't need fancy, expensive equipment.  Instead, we use bodyweight, dumbbells, and the natural landscape around us.

Anytime we perform supersets, triplexes, Quadplexes or finishers ... and we train with an elevated heart rate and insufficient recovery, we're doing metabolic resistance training.

It's all about working your metabolic systems for maximum calorie burning, while giving yourself an incomplete recovery. These are the intense workouts that allow your muscles to develop shape and tone, and fat to be optimally burned as energy. 

No more slow, boring, monotonous cardio workouts that take forever.  Good bye cell phone calls that cost a dollar per minute and required a small suit case to carry the phone.  It might be fun and a little nostalgic to play PONG, but it lacks the sizzle of today's 3D life-like games.

We're back to the future, really, by having FUN with workouts ... and moving the body the way it's designed to move, fully functionally, and with elevated heart rates. 

So to maximize your 4 weeks... check in with yourself each morning to make sure you're working to the point where you're not quite fully recovered before we start the next round of the good stuff, particularly on the finishers (the end of camp metabolic circuit). 

And follow the Metabolic Boosters in the afternoon – these make a HUGE difference in terms of keeping the fire of your metabolism stoking on all cylinders.

This is an exciting time in fitness ... and this is an EXCITING 4 weeks at Adventure Boot Camp! 

Your friend in fitness,

Brian Calkins

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