Prevents “Decision Fatigue”.
Psychologists have discovered that making numerous decisions wears out our mental faculties and leaves us less satisfied with our choices. Our System was created so that when you stand before the heavy bag, you already know what to do, so that you don’t have to make a decision or choice about what technique or combination to throw. Without using this System, you would actually have to make choice after choice, up to 30 times per round, leaving you much more mentally fatigued after your training session. That is why you’re left with no stress after your training sessions on this program; it has been specifically engineered to accomplish this goal.
Uses the principle of H.I.I.T.
Exercise scientists have discovered and reaffirm with study after study that high intensity interval training is the best way to get maximum “bang for your buck” with your exercise routine. Going at high intensity, followed by a short break, over and over again, has been proven to be much more beneficial than doing endurance workouts, like long-distance running. There are always articles coming out about “the best way to exercise”. All you have to do is follow this System and all that has already been taken into account for you. You never have to worry that you’re not on the right track. You can forget about having to stay caught up on the latest information coming out in the magazines and on TV. Everything about this System has been designed to make sure it works perfectly for you.
Exercise Avoidance: People put off exercise because it is hard, and the thought of exerting oneself seems unpleasant.
Most people struggle with having the intention to exercise, but when the time to train has arrived, they meet with resistance in their minds because they don’t enjoy what they’re doing and therefore look for a way out. This System was designed so that when you first start each session, what you’re about to do is easy and you need not be worried whether or not you’re “in the mood for exercise” or “have enough energy”, etc.
The next few rounds slowly increase the energy output so that each round simply flows into the next, and each one gets you in the mood for the following one. This lets your psychology work for you and not against you. You will have much more long-term success when you don’t have to overcome this initial resistance to getting started.
New Challenges. Mixing up your Routine: Experts have been touting for decades to mix up your workout routine, create “muscle confusion”, and to keep your body guessing and adjusting to the stimulus you’re placing upon it. Well, in light of this objective, each training session is a new program, with all sorts of new combinations to throw.
Helps Build Consistency in Exercise: The HUGE advantage this System has over every other workout routine is that it is tempered so that it can be used week after week, month after month, year after year- without burning you out. Most routines go for the impress factor by showing how hard they are, and how rapidly you’re going to see maximal results. This is short-sighted, and only works for a small minority of people. Most of these programs will burn you out quite quickly, and you will begin to hate doing them, and possibly start hating exercise in general. You will go gangbusters for the first 6-8 weeks, then you will take a deep plunge off the exercise wagon and you won’t return until you’ve developed the intestinal fortitude to begin again, or you’ll wait until “New Years” to pick back up, or you’ll spend more money getting the latest DVD program from an infomercial. And you’ll repeat this cycle over and over again. You will always be taking one step forward and two steps back. Oh, by the way, I hope you enjoy “bootcamp” exercises, because almost all of the programs out there are nothing more than numerous bootcamp exercises given to you in various intensities, week after week. They are no fun, and you will have to FORCE yourself with every ounce of willpower to continue, and this internal battle will take place every single day. Believe me, I’ve done it, and so have you, and it has never proven to be an effective long-term strategy to making exercise a consistent part of your life. With exercise, nothing is as important as CONSISTENCY. Even a poor program- that you will do, is better than an awesome program- that you won’t do. (Hey, you’ve got the best of both worlds here!)
Recovery is Important!
One of the most often overlooked biological factors to a successful workout system is the ability to recover. Without recovery, you cannot progress. Most programs have you going way past the point you can recover from before your next workout. Any effort that is given past this point is simply wasted energy and effort. (Energy, mind you, that you expended on something you hate doing, like bootcamp exercises).
By contrast, our System has been specifically designed so that YOU can control the energy output level and adjust it to your own level of fitness. A beginning and an advanced athlete can both use the exact same workout and each get the results he or she sought after with equal success. How, you ask? Because the heavy bag rounds are easily adaptable to one’s specific physiological makeup: if you’re less fit, you simply do the fight combinations with less vigor, take more time between each combo, use less footwork and movement, etc. The Rounds are adjustable to between 2-5 minutes, so each person can choose their own ideal level. Or if you have less time one day, simply put the Round Timer on 2-minute rounds and go at full intensity. I love doing it like this every now and then; its so much fun! (I call it a “Blitz” workout!)
My general advice to people is to exercise around 85-90% of their potential. You need that extra 10% that you left in the tank to recover with after the workout. Most other exercise programs constantly are pushing you 100% day after day, which leads to overtraining. Here’s what happens when you overtrain: – Your body stops responding to exercise.
– You get sick or develop and injury (this is your body’s way of forcing you to slow down). You will typically get a flu-like illness, a throat infection, or something similar. Or you’ll get tendinitis or similar overuse injury.
– You lose motivation and enthusiasm for training.
– In a really bad case, you will actually burn/lose muscle tissue and start moving backwards in your progress. Translation: all that hard work for nothing!!!