What is all the “hype” around BURST fitness training and WHAT the heck is it?
There seems to be a new “hype” around a different way of exercising. Most of us believe that a workout isn’t sufficient unless we spend at least 30-60 minutes doing cardio/weightraining at least 5 days a week. And, yet there still seems to be a huge lack of improvement on our bodies or a plateau that we hit and the frustration quickly sets in! At least that is how my husband and I felt until we found this exciting new way to work out!
I didn’t believe it until I actually did BURST that this could actually work! My husband and I heard 3 minutes and 10 minutes and it just sounded too good to be true! We both used to spend hours in the gym or at least 45-60 minutes running outside! We thought with our busy schedules we might as well give it a try! We first started bursting in July 2009 and we slowly gave up running outside and gave up the gym because we were getting better results from BURSTING than anything else we have ever tried!
I started doing research on this type of exercising and found that several olympic athletes use this to stay fit and lean as well as keeping up with their max performance! It started making more sense to us when coaches, Jenni and Nathan Oates, founders of BURSTCore System told us and showed us a picture comparing a runners body to a sprinters body! It all clicked for me in that moment! We are so thankful for burstclub.com. We are able to do our workouts every morning so quickly and effectively and would never go back to the old way…burstclub.com allows us to have our fitness club online and in our home, for a much lower cost. We gave up our $100/month membership and only pay $10/month now! My husband travels for work and is able to do his workouts at the hotel and we even BURSTED in the hotel room on vacation!
Below is some great information from Fitness Experts and Coaches, Nathan and Jenni Oates:
Would You Rather have the Body of a Sprinter or a Marathon Runner?
Have you ever compared the build of a sprinter with that of a marathon runner? The differences are pretty obvious. A sprinter is lean and quite muscular, while a marathon runner usually has fat stores around their stomach and appears to be void of much muscle mass.
Why is there such a stark difference between the two? While both clearly have very rigid and demanding training habits, style of training is key to the body’s physique, as well as its ability to perform.
Sprinters primarily train via short bursts of high-intensity exercise. This causes the body’s levels of Growth Hormone and testosterone to increase, and also raises the metabolism. Thus the body is better able to hold onto muscle. Sprinters burn stored sugar during their high-intensity workouts; so in the 24-36 hrs following exercise, the sprinter’s body switches to a state of burning fat.
A marathon runner trains for endurance – lengthy bouts of exercise at a steady pace or low intensity. Fat is being used while exercising, but then the body changes over to burning/losing muscle in the hours following the workout. The metabolism slows down, which results in fat stores developing in various places throughout the body.
What Makes Burst Training Different?
The traditional method of working out, which usually involves lengthy periods of time on a piece of cardio equipment or in the weight room, keeps your body in the fat-burning zone for the duration of the exercise. Even though you are burning fat while working out, in the 36-48 hours after exercising, your body then switches over to sugar burning mode. When your body is in a sustained period of sugar burning, it has to draw that sugar from your muscle stores. This is not what you want, especially when trying to lose body fat and gain lean muscle!!
Cells can only use sugar or fat for energy. So whatever energy you use/burn during a workout…your body will use the opposite energy during the hours following the exercise, and on into the next day as well. It is vital that you set your body up for ultimate success through giving it the opportunity to burn as much fat as possible.
Burst Training, also known as Surge, Interval, or Sprint Training, offers your body a proven method for burning greater amounts of fat than lengthy periods of low intensity endurance or aerobic training.
BURST stands for
Body’s Ultimate Response Shock Training
At the heart of BURSTClub™ is the unique 3 minute BURSTCore™ System, which is a combination of both cardio and resistance training.
Extensive research has proven that burst-type training triggers the body to respond in a way that enables it to burn fat for hours following the workout. In contrast, conventional Low Intensity, Long Duration (LILD) training requires a larger time commitment, yet often produces far less results.
BURSTCore™ was created by Nathan and Jenni Oates. As personal trainers and former Collegiate Athletes, the Oates desire to equip people just like you with the tools necessary for achieving your fitness goals without spending hours at the gym!
Go to www.burstclub.com and sign up today!