Huh? How can that be? I've been doing some digging around, and come across these fascinating facts in Jon Benson's book 7 Minute Muscle.
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After a lifetime of research and using himself as a guinea pig, he's come to this conclusion:
A longer home workout can actually cause your body to hold onto its bodyfat stores.
What muscle builder wants that? I know. It seems backwards logic. But it's true. Here's how:
When you overtrain by working out or doing your exercise routine too long, your body can overproduce a hormone called cortisol.
You may remember cortisol from those crazy commercials advertising muscle building supplements or muscle protein a few years back. The supplement sharks tried to rip us all off with "cortisol-lowering" pills.
According to Benson's mountain of evidence, one of the best workout tips you can get is to do your women's workout less often! That's right - take it easy!
Frequent workouts, especially long home workouts, apparently increase cortisol like you wouldn't believe. And cortisol does cause your body to want to hold onto stubborn belly-fat.
Even worse, cortisol tends to increase muscle catabolism - Wikipedia says that catabolism is the set of metabolic pathways that break down molecules into smaller units and release energy. That means your body is snacking on the very thing you need more of in order to stay lean: muscle.
Not what a good women's workout wants, is it?
Cortisol is just one of the many body responses to over-stress caused, among other things, by over-exercise or an excessive exercise routine.
That's probably why Benson's 7 Minute Muscle exercise routine works so well. There's just no way you can over-exercise using his system. Mind you, I think the mental approach he includes is also responsible for a lot of the benefits I've seen from his fitness exercises.
Doing it his way - the 'less is better' creed - your body will reward you with less bodyfat, more lean muscle, and amazing energy... not to mention hours and hours of extra time to do whatever you want!
Other metabolic benefits of 7 Minute Muscle include:
Now that you know the facts, train smart by training less. Just make sure the women's workouts you do are intense and short. Your body will reward you in a thousand different ways.
But why don't you give it a test drive?
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