Chest, Shoulder, Triceps, and Cardio Workouts to Slim Your Waist
Okay, let’s get serious about losing some inches off that waist. This four-week, home workout series is for men who want to burn fat and build muscle to achieve an overall better level of fitness.
One of the main reasons your metabolism slows down as you age is loss of muscle mass. The great news is you can rebuild your muscles at any age. This is critical for keeping your metabolism up as you age. Proper intensity in each exercise is one of the most important components to improving your muscle mass.
Total Gym Cardio Interval Training
Cardio Interval Training is doing short bursts of exercise until you’re out of breath and then slowing down until you recover. Then you repeat. Anyone can do this because you’re in charge of your own pace. Your “out of breath” is unique to your level of fitness. In the beginning, your bursts will be shorter and your recovery time will be longer. How you progress is up to you, but soon enough your bursts will get longer and your recovery time will lessen. Focusing on building muscle alone, without cardio, will not be enough to lose that belly fat. In addition to increasing your metabolism, incorporating an interval training component to each workout will give you energy, improve sleep, and boost your mood.
I am going to keep it basic. During this four-week series, we’re going to develop a program called the PUSH/PULL/LEGS & CORE workout.
Workout #1 will target your pushing muscles: chest/shoulders/triceps. Always start with the biggest muscle groups first so do them in the order listed.
Workout #2 will target your pulling muscles: back/biceps
Workout #3 will target your legs and core muscles.
Today we are starting with the push section of the workout. I will demonstrate two exercises for each muscle group in the video. For each exercise I want you to achieve fatigue around eight repetitions with good form. Watch the video, as I’ll explain this in great detail, and the importance of proper intensity when training your muscles and Cardio Interval Training to increase your metabolism.
See you next week!