Do you exercise because you want to lose weight?
Well, if so, Low intensity cardio is NOT the best way to go about burning fat.
Low intensity workouts are great for building endurance, but they’re not the best choice if your goal is weight loss. When your muscles have to continuously contract for 30, 45 or 60 minutes (such as the case for low intensity cardio), that energy has to come from somewhere. The body is stubborn and doesn’t want to burn fat for energy so it often times eats up your muscle instead during this type of training. This immediately kills your metabolism and it robs your body of strength and athleticism.
Why should you care about your muscles?
Because the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest- You have to treat your hard earned muscle like GOLD- As it’s what keeps your metabolism revving. Even if you’re goal isn’t muscle growth, you need to AVOID losing muscle just for the fat loss benefits alone! If you lose muscle, you’re making it harder to lose weight, not easier. One of the keys to getting ripped – for girls and guys – is exercising in a way that stimulates your metabolism, even after you’ve stopped exercising.
When it comes to cardio, scientific research shows that high intensity cardio is significantly more effective than low intensity cardio.
High intensity cardio forces your body to keep burning fat and calories after you stop training. Think about this for a second. If you do low intensity cardio, you’ll burn calories ONLY during exercise. When you stop exercising, you stop burning calories. But imagine this…
Even AFTER you’ve stopped exercising, your body burns fat. You could be sitting on the couch, watching TV, and your body would still be burning fat and getting you lean. That’s what happens when you do high intensity cardio. Instead of jogging, walking or swimming for 30 to 45 minutes, do high intensity cardio.
Do short, quick circuits of body weight exercises such as jumping jacks or burpees, similar to how we put together your Bootcamp workouts. For example, do burpees for 20 seconds, then take a 10 second rest. Repeat the circuit 8 times.
Now – there’s important lesson coming up. It’s about a Fat Loss Myth – “Just eat less and you’ll lose weight.” Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.In fact, this advice can be downright harmful. Cutting calories is NOT the way to lose weight.
In a few days, you’ll find out why……
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1) Why Your Body Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link
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2) How Fat Gripz Can Unlock Massive Increases In Your Strength And Mass An Help You Get Big Arms
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Body Weight Tabata
20 sec Speed Squats
10 sec rest
20 sec Burpees
10 sec rest
20 sec Mountain Climbers (keep neutral spine)
20 sec Speed Skips (in place) (lift knee above hip)
10 sec rest
20 sec Speed Squats
10 sec rest
20 sec Burpees
10 sec rest
20 sec Mountain Climbers (keep neutral spine)
20 sec Speed Skips (in place) (lift knee above hip)
Here is a great article written by BJ Gaddour…..
There was a time when Mike Tyson was the baddest man on the planet. Everything about the former heavyweight champion of the world was intimidating: the way he dressed in all black shorts without the traditional robe of his competitors, the way he used to rock his head side to side back and forth like he had mental problems, and the way he came into the ring all sweaty and lathered up like a caged beast ready for battle. Without a doubt, Iron Mike used to win his fights before they even started.
Look no further than his world famous ring entrance to the Tyson vs. Spinks fight, arguably the most intimidating entrance in Boxing history:
As you can see in that video, Spinks looked like he was about to soil his pants.
In the world of fitness, if there’s one exercise that could rival Tyson’s reign of terror in his prime, it would have to be the burpee. In fact, whenever my campers or clients hear that burpees are on the agenda for a given workout, they take a deep breath, a heavy gulp, and seemingly pray to the Gods in an attempt to summon the courage to get through the hellfire coming their way.
The burpee is the baddest exercise on the planet and an incredible whole body muscle-builder, fat-burner, and metabolism-booster that will also make you more athletic for sport. The movement finds its roots through the work of American physiologist Royal H. Burpee in the 1930’s, who developed the burpee test as a quick and easy way to assess total body fitness. The exercise continued to gain popularity through widespread military use and of course as the calisthenic of choice in gym classes and athletic practices worldwide.
The burpee basically describes a series of smooth and fluid movements that have you going from a full stand to a push-up position and back. It’s no wonder this whole body up and down movement is a metabolic nightmare involving nearly every muscle from head to toe. But, it’s also the most bastardized exercise on the planet that can implode your knees and back like a stiff and solid Mike Tyson upper cut.
First of all, performing this exercise with close feet often results in a lot of extra pressure on the knees and back during the transitioning crouched position between the stand and the push-up. The lower back will tend to excessively flex leading to an increase risk of chronic lower back pain in the short run and herniated or bulging disks in the long run. Plus, squatting on your toes increases the sheer force on your knee caps leading to patella-femoral issues like patellar tendonitis (runner or jumper’s knee) in the short run and arthritic knees that need to be replaced in the long run.
What’s especially concerning is the fact that burpees are often improperly performed for a high number of reps with short, incomplete rest periods (resting less than you’re working). Think about it- multiply bad form by lots of reps by excessive fatigue and you’ve got an exercise that will break you, both literally and figuratively.
Luckily for you, I’m about to show you how to properly perform the burpee and make some instant modifications that will immediately boost performance and reduce the risk of injury from this classic total body builder. Plus, I’ve provided you with both a customized exercise selection and a companion 10-minute burpee bootcamp workout you can do anytime, anywhere based on your current fitness level.
The result will be a more refined burpee routine that very well may break your heart, mind, and soul, but not your body. That we’ll leave to Mr. Tyson.
Phase I- Beginners: I haven’t worked out in 6 months or more, I am more than 20 lbs above my ideal body weight, and I lack mobility in my ankles, hips, and upper back.
Burpees are best performed by beginners, and on a regular basis in my opinion, with a wide sumo-style stance. This makes it easier to stay on your heels throughout the exercise which both takes pressure off of your knees and helps you better engage your powerful glute muscles. The wider stance also makes it easier to move at the hips without moving at your lumbar spine, something that will better engage your core stabilizers beyond alleviating nagging lower back pain.
That being said, the fact remains that the modern, mobile consumer spends the vast majority of the day as a desk jockey in rounded, hunched, almost fetal-like positions. This leads to poor posture and limited mobility of the ankles, hips, and upper back that requires further correction for optimal burpee performance. Here are two ways we can quickly do this:
1.) Use a stable box, bench, or aerobic step with adjustable risers to perform your wide stance sumo-style burpees as show in the video below:
This adjustable aerobic step set-up allows you to seamlessly adjust the range of motion as needed. Plus, I particularly like using an elevated surface for higher reps because it’s easier to maintain form in a state of fatigue. Also notice the progression of moving from one leg to two legs at a time in the down position.
2.) Regularly perform the 3 stretches shown in the video below pre/post-workout to open up your ankles, hips and upper back:
Perform each stretch for 30-60 seconds at a time and doing them during your rest periods is smart way to save time and accelerate your flexibility gains.
Now that we covered all that, here’s your beginner burpee bootcamp workout: alternate between 60 seconds of work and 60 seconds of rest for 5 total rounds for a 10-minute total body workout.
Phase II – Intermediate: I have been working out regularly for the last 3 to 6 months and I’m about 10 lbs above my ideal body weight.
Once you can successfully complete the beginner burpee workout pain-free, we can safely get a little nasty with it. The great thing about the burpee is it offers an endless number of challenging exercise variations that keep your training fun and fresh. You can perform on one-arm or one-leg, integrate dumbbells, or even add jumps. The video below shows some great high-intensity exercise examples:
Choose one of the variations shown in the video above (or alternate between each of them from round to round) using a 60 seconds on, 30 seconds off interval sequence for up to 6 total rounds. The combination of a more advanced exercise selection plus reduced rest periods will drastically increase the calorie burn and will blow-torch belly fat fast.
Phase III – Advanced: I have been working out regularly for over a year I’m within +/- 5 lbs of my ideal body weight.
Now it’s time to get real. If you’ve never used the TRX Suspension Trainer before, then you’re seriously missing out! It’s the advanced body weight training tool of some of the best athletes around like Super Bowl MVP quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and it’s basically a portable gym in a bag.
What’s so unique about the TRX is that it places your body in a suspended environment which not only forces your body to engage and activate more muscles (particularly your core) but also activates your fight or flight response, something that’s proven through research to accelerate metabolism and speed up fat loss.
What’s the best part? The TRX also serves us up several ways to put the burpee on steroids as show in the video below:
For an incredible 10-minute TRX burpee bootcamp challenge workout, alternate between 60 seconds of work and 15 seconds of rest for each exercise in the order shown in the video above being sure to switch sides from round to round. Perform 8 total rounds.
Whether you’re looking for a minimalist’s approach to exercise or a cool way to mix up a stale training routine, look no further than the burpee. Just be sure to respect the process and do it right.
It’s hard doing it on your own, at Wired Fitness San Diego we have created a culture of motivation in our fitness bootcamp classes! We motivate you into learning how to get fit for life and help you maintain this progress over time. We track your progress by measurements and before and after pictures while participating in our outdoor boot camp training programs. Our convenient schedule of morning and after work classes help to ensure you can fit us in your daily routine. We suggest you attend class a minimum of three days per week, although you can participate as much as you want with our unlimited packages! Your training journey starts with a free class or consultation. From there your trainer will set a schedule for you based on your goals, and other activities you are participating in.
Your program will include:
- A constantly varying workout regimen
- HIIT interval styled training sessions
- Body assessment & composition testing (Optional)
- Personalized macro & nutrition plan (Optional add-on)
San Diego’s ‘Best’ Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp Class
San Diego Bootcamp, Group Fitness Class, Personal Training, Youth Fitness
Absolutely love it! I have been going to Wired Fitness’ Boot Camp in Mission Bay for over 6 months and absolutely love it! It sounds cliche, but I really have seen great results from going 3 times a week. I love the group setting, how closely Bryan watches our form, and how challenging it is. I like that they create the hard workouts for me! I have been to classes with Alvin as well, and love them all! Boot Camp isn’t for everyone. So, come with realistic expectations of your fitness level and what boot camp means…after all, it is named after military workouts.
Mindful of my limits I have been working out with Wired Fitness off and on for about 5 years. After I had my first child I was looking for something fun to help get rid of the extra baby weight. I started with classes at Mission Bay with Bryan. Bryan is an excellent instructor who will push you to your limits, while always keeping in mind your fitness level. I had a c-section with my first son so Bryan was mindful of my limits and kept a close eye on my form and gave me modifications to help strengthen my core. As soon as they opened a class in the South Bay (Eastlake) I switched over since it is more convenient. Amber is AWESOME! her classes are a mix of all fitness levels. Now that I have been going twice a week for 7 months my arms are toned, my core can just about handle anything, and my endurance is off the charts (for me). Nevertheless, I still find myself sore a day or two after and exhausted after each work out. They are always different and always challenging. And you are outside…yay…no boring gyms. I have made some great work out buddies in Amber’s classes. We all push each other and encourage new-combers to keep coming. I recommend Wired Fitness to every one I know. You have never had a work out like this…come out and try it. You will be addicted like I am.
Best Boot Camp!! I am so happy with Wired Fitness’ Bootcamp workouts! I have been working out with Bryan and the other trainers for over 6 years now, and have to say it is by far the best work out around. I continue to be challenged week after week, and what I love is the variety of workouts that we do. It is always different, so you don’t get bored like you might in a gym or running. Trust me, if you want to get in shape or stay in shape, try Wired Fitness and you will be so happy you did!
Killer workout every time!I’ve been going to Wired Fitness Bootcamps about two years now and I love it! I have a knee injury and when I first started I had to wear a knee brace. I wasn’t able to run, jump, or even skip. Bryan and his staff modified the exercises for me so that I still got a killer work out every time. Over that last couple years I’ve been able to strengthen my knee by going to Wired Fitness Bootcamp classes regularly and haven’t had to wear my brace recently. And, I’ve even been able to start running again! I am so glad I joined, it was just what I needed to get back into exercising after being injured. Every class is different and after two years I still feel challenged. I recommend Wired Fitness to all of my family and friends that are looking for a great workout!
Renewed enthusiasm for physical fitness… I spent the summer in San Diego and through the recommendation of a trusted friend, went to check out Wired Fitness Bootcamps. I was NOT disappointed except when I had to move at the end of the summer! Bryan and his staff are professional and accommodating while still adhering to the highest quality for their clients. But enough about the administrative efforts – the workouts were incredible: unique, motivating, extremely challenging and exciting all rolled into an hour. I learned a lot about my athletic abilities (strengths and weaknesses) this summer through being challenged by Wired Fitness instructors and walked away with renewed enthusiasm for physical fitness. I’m looking forward to returning to San Diego in the future and getting back into regular Wired Fitness Bootcamps!
I’m Addicted! As I go on my third year with Wired Fitness I can honestly say I AM ADDICTED! When I first started the classes I had not done any type of physical activity since I had my first son 9 years ago and was still carrying around the baby weight. In just a few short months the pounds and inches melted off. All 20 of them! Since then I have had my second son and was able to maintain my works out through my 5th month of pregnancy. When I came back to the classes 8 weeks after having my son it was difficult but the trainers catered to my needs and were able to help me lose all of my pregnancy weight in 3 months!! I’m in better shape now than I have ever been. All the trainers are great and cater to every level of fitness. A special shot out to Amber at Eastlake who always keeps me motivated and challenged 🙂
I could feel the difference immediately… I thought I was decently fit before coming to Wired Fitness, doing strength and cardio workouts on my own. But after going to Bryan’s classes for a few weeks, I could see and feel the difference his workouts made. His workouts are challenging and interesting (never boring!), and I love working out outside in beautiful San Diego with such a great group of people to support and motivate me (at a time and location that work perfectly in my schedule). Bryan comes off as a pretty tough guy, but I know it’s because he knows his stuff and wants everyone to get the results they want. So just be sure that when you sign up for a class, you show up on time and give it your best, and you’ll see results!
Loving every minute of it… Going on 3 years with Wired Fitness and loving every minute of it!!! Prior to joining I had tried multiple gyms, bootcamps, and different workout routines but nothing kept me motivated enough to work out consistently on a regular basis. The challenge I get from these workouts is addicting and keeps me attending 3-4 classes a week!! Every workout is a unique experience and is constantly varied. The work outs are high intensity and the trainers accommodate every level of fitness. Three weeks ago I completed my first Triathlon and I owe it all to Wired Fitness. If it wasn’t for the energy and strength I discovered in these workouts, I would have never thought capable of achieving such endurance. To think that 4 years ago I came off the couch from not having done any physical activity in over a decade, suffering from high blood pressure/cholesterol…to where I am now!! I’ve had the privilege of working out with every trainer at Wired Fitness and have enjoyed each trainers exclusive approach! Special shot out to Amber from their Eastlake class and of course to Bryan “The Muscle Man” Schuler from Mission Bay!! Wired Fitness has a “Lifer” in me and I’m confident you will be too if you give them a try.
Keeps me engaged!You name it, I’ve tried it. Gym memberships, P90X, Insanity, Zumba, yoga, etc… and they’ve all ended with the same common theme…a little less money in my pocket and a lack of results. Wired Fitness is the one workout system that has kept me engaged and has given me the results that I was looking for. Overall, in the short six months that I’ve been attending classes, my energy has increased, my body fat has dropped and I am much stronger. The classes are great and are always changing, keeping things fun and fresh; the trainers are extremely motivating – coaching your form, keeping you honest and ensuring safety comes first. Whether you are a beginner or advanced athlete, the trainers recognize your abilities and will make sure you get the workout you are looking for. I’d recommend Wired Fitness Bootcamps to anyone who is serious about achieving the results they have been searching for.
Always a challenge… Best workout you can get in an hour. Each day is different so you never get bored. Its always a challenge no matter how long you have been going! Great trainers and classmates!
Our Outdoor Bootcamp Fitness Class Locations
Wired Fitness offers outdoor bootcamp classes in 4 different locations across San Diego County. We are coming back to the Allied Gardens and San Carlos area very soon (April 2018). We are also offering private groups around La Mesa and El Cajon. Please inquire about those via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Mission Bay: 1322 East Mission Bay Drive, 92109
- Carmel Valley: 3777 Townsgate Drive, 92130
- Solana Ranch: 13605 Pacific Highlands Ranch Pkwy, 92130
- Allied Gardens: 5155 Greenbrier Ave, San Diego, CA 92120
Click marker on the map for directions to each park location
Outdoor Fitness Program San Diego Locations
These days kids aren’t playing outside to get healthy or fit, they are connected to their tablets, cell phones, computers, games and TV. Our Youth Fitness Training Programs around San Diego will provide a fun, motivating atmosphere that will challenge your children to set and reach their goals, raise confidence in their abilities and performance and help them to discover their strengths. Our one-on-one and small group programs are designed for all levels of athletes or non-athletes, boys and girls, from all sports and backgrounds. Our trainers will be there to guide, encourage, instruct and motivate your kids and help them to achieve their fitness goals in the safest environment to keep them injury free. We come to your location of choice, outdoors in a park setting, your backyard or gym facilityh in your neighborhood. All of our equipment is mobile.
Our Program Consists of:
How Your Child Benefits:
- Self-esteem and confidence improvement
- Increased agility, speed and coordination
- Increases in strength and power
- Flexibility improvement preventing injuries
- Decrease in body fat and weight maintenance
- Sharpened balance
- Strengthened core and improved posture
- Improved cardiovascular and muscular endurance and function
- Ability to concentrate better, improving memory skills and brain function
- Heightened sports performance
- Adoption of a health lifestyle
Your Youth Fitness Performance Specialist for this awesome training session will be Bryan Schuler. He holds a Masters degree in Exercise Science, specializing in performance enhancement and injury prevention. He also maintains several upper level certifications that will help take your child to new levels of athletics or just get them in better shape while adopting a healthy lifestyle. See more about your instructor here
Improving your fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. Nothing happens over night and there is no magic formula. If you struggle with stability, mobility or injuries, while others may be plateaued at an optimal level of fitness. At Wired Fitness San Diego, our personal trainers, can adapt to your individual needs no matter where your fitness level is at. Our experienced coaches will create the perfect workout that promotes success in and out of the session. The sessions can take place anywhere, all of our equipment is mobile. If you’d like to train in a gym there are a few choices around the San Diego area. Workouts will consist of cardio, strength, plyometrics, core, flexibility or stability. All workouts will be created for you and in-line with your fitness and program goals.
- Five 30-Minute Sessions – $30 Each (per session)
- Ten 30-Minute Sessions – $25 Each (per session)
- Five 60-Minute Sessions – $55 Each (per session)
- Ten 60-Minute Sessions – $45 Each (per session)
Add a participant to your session for $10 for 30-minute and $15 for 60-minute
+3 or more participants or large groups call for pricing
If you’d like a more affordable option, check out our group personal training classes held in our outdoor venues. These classes are still approached as a personal training session, just in a larger group. No matter what program you choose a Wired Fitness personal trainer will make sure you reach your goals in the most effective way that will last a lifetime.
Corporate Fitness Programs Available On-site with Wired Fitness
Fat Blasting Program
Our goal is to educate employees about importance of exercise and a healthy way of eating. This corporate fitness program will improve body composition by lowering BMI, Body Fat and weight. We will also improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength.*
- Initial fitness and body assessments (plus two additional)
- One to two bootcamp fitness classes weekly
- Series of four seminars or brown bag lunches to assist employees with weight/fat loss
- Suggested for the company to provide swag and prizes for the winners
Let us help design an entertaining and engaging event for your San Diego based company or group attending a conference locally. Maybe your company created a weight-loss challenge, preparing for a tough mudder event or just looking to add some team-building workouts to your day.
Group Fitness Classes
- All classes can be structured for a 30- 45- 60-minute schedule
- Interval bootcamp classes
- Strength and cardio classes
- Core classes
- On-site Personal Training
Our personal trainers can come to your site before work, during at lunch time, or after work and utilize the equipment in your facility.
- Initial fitness and body assessments (additional every six weeks)
- All equipment can be provided if necessary
- Private, buddy or small groups (<5 participants)
- Sessions will be available in 1-20 session packages paid through our online system
I highly recommend Bryan and Wired Fitness to help achieve your corporate fitness goals. If I had to pick just one activity to stay in shape and see amazing results, I would choose doing Bryan’s program over my running club and hitting the gym, without a doubt! Allen Albright, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.
Make it a goal to implement a program as soon as possible – don’t wait until most of your employees are stressed, sick or applying to other jobs. You will experience a reduction in employee injuries, illness, absenteeism and healthcare costs, as well as an increase in employee retention and productivity.
Bryan at Wired Fitness is the best fitness trainer I have experienced. I would highly recommend him to any person or organization considering a corporate fitness program. Jeff Stein, President & CEO at Cidara Therapeutics.