Slow Burn Fitness Revolution
Slowly and effectively build muscle in this progressive fitness approach.
The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution: The Slow Motion Exercise That Will Change Your Body in 30 Minutes a Week by physical trainer, Frederick Hahn is a quick but challenging way to get your body in shape. He teams up with two doctors to create fitness plans that build muscle and burn calories by slowing down the pace of strength training.
His slow motion exercise consists of using measured lifting of heavy weights to the point of complete muscle exhaustion. The muscle then tires out and rebuilds, giving you a more defined physique.
Hahn also refutes the claim that any kind of exercise is good for you. From injury to looking at scientific research, which disclaims the widely-believed concept that the more you exercise, the more weight you'll lose, Hahn tries to make a strong and sound argument for the enormous benefits of strength training. The idea of slow burn weight training has been around for about 20 years, but Hahn and his co-authors are trying hard to make it become a more mainstream approach to looking and feeling physically fit.
- Weight bearing exercises increase muscle which burns more calories than fat muscle
- Strength-training exercises can prevent bone loss and can improve balance and coordination
- Risk of injury is low as long as exercises are performed according to the author's instructions
- Hahn's admonishments of other forms of exercise might be offensive
- Has a sole reliance on weight lifting and resistance training
- Need access to gym equipment to perform some of the exercises
- Does not provide much advice for eating
The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution doesn't go into too much detail about what to eat and how much to eat. There is a small section at the end of the book that discusses the role of diet in metabolism, exercise and appearance. In sum, it does emphasize eating a low-carbohydrate, high protein diet.EXERCISE
Strength training is the crux of The Slow Burn Fitness philosophy. In the book, there are two kinds of exercise that need to be performed in order to see results: Those that can be done at home and those that need to be done with the use of gym equipment.
Exercise instructions are very specific. Using a metronome is encouraged because of the need to time each movement. Each workout that Hahn lays out only needs to be performed once a week for 30 minutes. But be warned that those thirty minutes can be very intense and challenging. If you want to speed up the process, the book suggests performing the exercise three times in one week and then switching to just one week once you become more comfortable and adept at performing them.CONCLUSION
There are countless exercise forms out there, each one claiming to be the one that will get you into shape. For many, they have found that in The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution. Its emphasis on intense but short bouts of weight-training, where the muscle becomes exhausted, does show promise for increasing lean muscle mass and improving appearance.
You won't bulk up on this exercise routine but rather, you'll create a well-defined look all around as long as you adhere to the program that the author lays out for you. Its short time commitment of 30 minutes a week has its appeal for anyone time crunched or who hates spending hours at the gym.
Its promise that you won't need any other form of exercise to keep you in shape may be a bit of a stretch. For those who tire quickly from doing one kind of exercise week after week, feel free to try this out, but its repetition might undermine your need for new exercise routines.Common Misspellings
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