To paraphrase the words of the late Arthur Jones – the genius founder of Nautilus Sports/Medical Industries, who originally pioneered the idea of time efficient, supervised workouts….You can not buy time – but you can waste it. You can not horde time – but you can invest it wisely. I can not sell you time – but I can help you make the most efficient use of your time spent exercising. Not only in terms of helping you reduce the length of time it takes to reach your body transformation goals, but also greatly reducing the time per week spent exercising, as compared to most other approaches to exercise. While producing FAR BETTER FINAL RESULTS, than you are likely to achieve from most other so-called “fitness” programs.
Why spend countless hours per week doing inefficient workouts, when you can produce far better results in a fraction of that time with more efficient exercise methods based on scientific reality rather than outdated gym-lore and fitness-mythologies??
All my personal training clients are put on an extremely time-efficient (30 minutes per week) progressive resistance training program, based upon exercises which are safely congruent with human muscle, joint, and spinal function.
Progressive resistance training is by far the most effective form of exercise for sculpting the human body, maintaining youthful levels of calorie burning lean muscle tissue, and preventing destructive demineralization of the skeleton.
Another benefit of a properly designed and executed progressive resistance training program, is that it is by far the best form of exercise for promoting insulin sensitivity in skeletal muscle tissues, which helps one avoid the development of type-2 diabetes.
And lastly, progressive resistance training is also by far the best way to maintain a youthful level of muscular strength, which makes you a more capable person in many regards. Lean and strong is ALWAYS better than being merely “skinny” – yet weak and frail!
Only 30-Minutes of Exercise a Week? What’s the Catch?
People are often initially skeptical that a mere 30-minutes of resistance training per week can “get the job done” as well as most people want.
And just to clarify…I’m NOT saying you only need 30-minutes of exercise a week. I tell all my clients to take a brisk daily walk for 30 to 60 minutes a day.
But when it comes to resistance/strength training, 30-minutes a week not only “gets the job done”…it is an absolute requirement for optimizing the results of the genetically typical individual who is not on muscle recovery drugs, does not want to wear their joints out, and doesn’t have time to live in a gym anyway.
What most people often fail to fully understand, is that a properly designed and executed resistance training program is very, very strong medicine. And like with any medicine, there is both a therapeutic dose and a potentially toxic dose.
By way of analogy – Two aspirins gets rid of a headache, whereas thirty aspirins does not do a “better job” of getting rid of a headache, and is in fact a highly toxic dose that will generate very unpleasant side-effects.
We see a similar situation with resistance training. An intense (but always within the abilities and limitations of each individual) full-body resistance training workout, which trains all the body’s major muscle groups, is extremely strong medicine which MUST be administered in conservative therapeutic doses. Toxic doses of such strong medicine MUST be avoided at all costs.
Training with such strong medicine for too long, or too often is toxic. Training with the right “therapeutic dose” however is healing and regenerative to the human body.
Intense resistance training workouts literally cause microscopic rips and tears in your muscles. They also cause at least some degree of microscopic wear and tear to your tendons and ligaments. But that’s actually a GOOD thing. A very GOOD thing.
Because that is the stimulus which causes your body to not only repair the “damage” – but to repair it BETTER than it was before you caused those little rips and tears via your last resistance training workout. What we refer to as overcompensation.
But it takes TIME for this repair and overcompensation process to occur! Much more time than most people, or even most personal trainers realize.
For most people, it takes about a week or so. Which is why, even though it would be more financially profitable for me to do so, I NEVER train clients more than 30-minutes, once a week. Because that is indeed the optimal “therapeutic dose” of intense progressive resistance training for most people.
To learn more about this science based and highly time efficient approach to progressive resistance training, be sure to request a free initial consult and workout, using the contact form in the upper right hand area of this webpage.