I love simple fat burning workouts…
Sometimes I’ll go into the gym or do a home-workout and perform just 3 or 4 exercises… Getting in one amazing workout… Meanwhile, I see others around me doing every exercise under the sun while still struggling to see results…
There IS a reason for this… Before I get to the workout and why simple fat burning workouts are best, I want to share a quick article quote that I came across recently.
In the article, the author referenced the book ‘The Paradox of Choice – Why Less Is More”, where author Barry Schwartz, stated this:
“Autonomy and Freedom of choice are critical to our well being, and choice is critical to freedom and autonomy. Nonetheless, though modern Americans have more choice than any group of people ever has before, and thus, presumably, more freedom and autonomy, we don’t seem to be benefiting from it psychologically.”
What Schwartz is saying is that often times MORE options isn’t always better… The article continued on to say that more often than not, LESS produces better results.
Think about that for a second… It’s totally true…
If you went shopping and only had four pairs of shoes to choose from, it would make the decision making a lot easier than if you had 100 pairs of shoes to choose from.
The same is true in your workouts…
Far too many times I see people doing dozens of exercises in a workout, thinking that the more exercises they can do, the better service they are doing for their body.
Although I agree that variety is very important, when you look at the workout plans that work the best, they focus on the KEY exercises that will bring your body the best results… Then they ADD-ON other exercises to compliment those key movements.
For example, if you go into a leg workout, there is no-need to do 10-exercises in order to get in a great workout. Let me ask you, have you ever tried doing 10 sets of barbell squats? Or a 20-10 interval of squat jumps for 10-minutes?
Those workouts are ONE single exercise yet will have you burning, building, and dripping with sweat after a few minutes.
After reading through that article above, and some other research studies on simplification, I decided to start applying it to my workouts over the next several weeks.
At first, I was a bit skeptical because I wasn’t doing many exercises. Instead, I bumped up the sets and reps on the key movements so that more work was getting done.
After workout #1, I knew I was on to something… Here’s the “simple” fat burning workout that I performed on day one that had me realize this was going to be a tough next few weeks of workouts…
You will notice that in this workout we are working on two big movements. Squatting and pulling. The next big movement to take into account is pushing. And to be honest, that’s really all you need to focus on in your workouts:
Of course there are TONS of variations to these exercises, but the basics stay the same.
Over the next several weeks, when keeping my workouts simple, I noticed two very big changes happening…
First off, PROGRESSION was happening at a rapid speed. The reason for this was simple… When you focus on the three key movements above, you are in turn giving them more attention.
And the more attention you give your key movements, the more you will progress.
Secondly, I was looking forward to the workouts. Research has shown that the #1 motivator for sticking to a workout program is seeing PROGRESS. So we have to ask…
How Can YOU Ensure Progress In Your Workouts?
The best way to progress in your workouts is to keep them simple. Don’t worry about doing 10-15 exercises per workout. Instead focus on 3-5 exercises and REALLY work on getting stronger in those areas.
As a result of this, all your other exercises will improve too. For example, if your bench press is getting stronger… Your should press, pushups, and incline press will too.
If your squats get stronger, so will your lunges, leg press, and jumping exercises.
Now, I have created a FULL 3-Level workout plan that takes you from bodyweight exercises all the way up to some of the most intense and “simple” weighted workouts around. They are designed with simplicity, strength, and PROGRESS in mind.
I call it the ‘Simplified Superhero System” and it focuses on three areas:
- Sculpting a Rock-Solid Midsection
- Building Superhero Strength
- Re-Engineer Your Physique
And YES, you will do this ALL by keeping your workouts simple and to-the-point.
Now, before you click over to the page… Understand that “simple” does NOT mean easy. These workouts are incredibly intense. I’ll leave it at that… You have been warned… 🙂
And there you have it, the “simple” fat burning workout to get you lean and ripped!