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Split Training- talking workouts with Robin Shea

Coming up this Tuesday on the Robin Shea Show  we will be talking about one of my favorite workout subjects and that’s “split training”

What is split training?  Split training is making workouts that hit different muscle groups on different days to spread out emphasis over several days instead of a 2 hour workout.  There are many ways to SPLIT a workout routine and the more advanced the training the more you can split routines into major muscle groups.

For example 

Day 1: Quads (Mon)
Day 2: Shoulders and traps (Tues)
Day 3: Back, hamstrings and biceps (Thurs)
Day 4: Chest and triceps (Fri)

The body works in 4-6wk increments so every month you should look to vary frequency, intensity, time or use the F.I.T. Principle.  With split training you can split each muscle group and train with greater intensity more than just once a week.  Also rest days or Active Recovery workouts can be implemented for greater recovery, as in the case of upper-lower body split workout performed four days a week like the one mentioned above.

The F.I.T. Principle stands for

#1 Frequency – how often you train

#2 Intensity – how hard you train

#3 Time – how long you train

People who want to lose weight need to focus on metabolism.  Metabolism essentially means “how many calories you burn in one day.”   The only way to increase the body’s metabolism is to build more lean muscle tissue (LMT).  Focusing on cardio in my opinion is the wrong way to go because cardio trains the body to store fat for long cardio sessions (the body has to have ample energy for runs longer than 20mins).

Robin has done many split routine workouts with me in the past to burn almost 1000 calories in 50mins and recently on one of her runs she had an EPIPHANY about cardio & weight lifting workouts!!

Tune in this Tuesday 10a.m. cst to hear us talk about Weight Training 101 as Robin ask questions like

  1. If your desire is to lose weight focus on this type of routine…
  2. If your weight is roughly where you would like it to be this is a better routine…
  3. If you are seeking major weight loss perhaps this routine would serve you best…
  4. How often to switch up your routine and why…
  5. Incorporating Aerobic vs. An-aerobic cardio into your routine

Like I said this is one of my favorite topics and in my opinion the most important discussion for getting in shape and burning more body fat.  You can check out some other posts of mine here

The “SKINNY” on Working Out

Dieting is the worst way to Lose Weight

GT Get Fit Tip: 5 ways to “Spring Clean” Your Body and Burn More Fat

GT Get Fit Tip: Train for Your Body Type

It’s my Blog, I’ll Post if I want to

My favorite time of year is here bc everyone is mindful of getting the year started on a positive note with new year resolutions and fitness memberships.  My personal training studio doesnt peak this time of year but traffic increases significantly and we start to have more fun when we workout.

I haven’t been active posting on my blog lately but today I wanted to after this mornings Robin Shea Show and talking with the “beef industry” suits.  I wanted to get this down on my blog so I can always refer to it when I talk with people and specific body types.

“Every diet, every organic food, every frozen vegetable, fried tomatoes, grain-fed beef, farm raised fish, pesticide free crop will nourish your body, but not all is of good quality to eat.  Each human being on Earth will lose weight if they eat less than the day before, just like every book is a children’s book if the kid can read. “

I always choose Quality over Quantity and tell all my clients “EAT to LIVE not LIVE to EAT”

 

If you have questions or topics you want to read about please leave me a comment

New Year, Busiest Time for a Personal Trainer

Start of 2012 has been great!!

We have been busy down at the studio and already dropped -28lbs the first week of workouts.  That’s a good start and up from last year in 2011 we dropped close to -1000lbs with the WONDERFUL help of Mrs Laura Williams  and her -100lbs results (all by herself)

I have also been hanging with The Robin Shea Show & Southern Fried Fitness  every Tues from 10-11am central talking with her and some wonderful guests about the 80/20 split which is “80% healthy lifestyle and 20% indulgence and 100% southern!!”

This is my first post in quite some time and along with the stuff happenings at the studio, I have recently moved into my first house which has taken up more time.  The house is within 1.5 miles from the studio so if you ever need a quick workout I’m close and ready to go

I am thankful to be busy training bc my real fear is to have to get a real job!!

Football Mom: Robin Shea

 

Check out the The Robin Shea Show

 

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