How to turn on the afterburners…

Ahh, it’s Friday – the most challenging day if you’re in fat shedding mode. Damn you, happy hour!

So, the hot topic this week is losing the extra brews and BBQ lbs that accompany a good, vacation-filled summer.

And this is what I hear more often than not:

“I need to start running again.”

It hurts my feelings every time I hear it. And it’s even worse when I see them running around the park by my house.

In the 70s when jogging (it might be a soft “j”) first got popular, I totally would have bought into the fad.

How could it not be great for you to be in constant motion for an extended period of time, right?

These days, we know better.

Of course, if you get out there and go for a jog, it’s way better for you than doing nothing.

Something is always better than nothing.

But with cardio, you run into a lot of problems, not the least of which is starving after the slow burn of a cardio workout.

We’ve experimented with fat burning workouts for years. And we keep landing on the same answer:

Strength Training.

When you build muscle, you’re building a bigger engine. And like a gas-guzzling Hummer from the 90s, you burn more fuel.

Even when you’re not actively working out, you’re engine is always idling – meaning you’re burning more fat and calories even when you’re resting. That’s called the “After-Burn” Effect.

And it’s magical.

A study by the National Institute of Health showed that the After-Burn Effect can last for as long as 38 hours after your workout. So, you’re literally burning calories watching the Golf Channel.

On the other hand, when you stop your cardio workout, your calorie-burning engine also stops.

If you hate lifting weights and working out, and love cardio, then keep doing cardio. Like I said, something is better than nothing. And I’d never stop you from doing something you can sustain for the long haul.

But if lifting weights and/or body weight is your jam to lose fat, we built the Golfer’s Fat Loss Blueprint for you. And it’s currently sitting in the 18STRONG Membership just waiting for you to get started.

Moving forward, let’s continue to question what we’ve been taught. If they want us to zig, then let’s really think about zagging. Let’s embrace SIMPLE.

And most of all…let’s make it last.

Your #1 Fan,
Jeff Pelizzaro