Yeah, I know what you’re thinking – that sounds way too good
to be true.
It’s just pure science – check this out:
In a recent study* done by Heden, et al., subjects were put
on a simple resistance training protocol – 10 exercises
(full body) for either 1 or 3 sets.
*(One-set resistance training elevates energy expenditure
for 72 h similar to three sets. European Journal of Applied
Physiology. Mar. 2011.Vol.111. Number 3:477-484.)
The researchers measured post-exercise energy expenditure 24,
48, and 72 hours post-workout. Both groups showed an elevated
metabolism of around 100 calories per day.
So what’s that mean?
It means that one group did the ONE-THIRD of the amount of
work and burned the SAME number of calories post-exercise
per day – for 3 days.
So what’s that prove?
It proves that you can actually get the same results or
better by working out less – A lot less.
And there’s a great reason why.
Here’s the scoop –
P.S. I guess it’s fine to work out more than you need
to if you like doing more work than you have to… Sure,
who wouldn’t want to work 100+ hours a week and only
get paid for 40… Just sayin’…