Why 20 minutes a week is all you need. The scientific facts:
The reason why 20 minutes a week with the Concept 10 10 program is enough is due to the unique high intensity.
This unique high intensity is achieved by lifting the weight slowly in 10 seconds and lowering it in 10 seconds too. This forces the muscles to work in the full range of motion without inertia and is completely safe.
A weight is chosen that will get you to the point of complete muscular exhaustion in any of the exercises within 1.5 and 2.5 minutes. When you get stronger, the weight is increased, so you will always be working within that time range.
You move quickly from exercise to exercise which gives the body a total high intensity impact. No waiting time. It is only you and the instructor in the room and you are supervised 100% from beginning till end, every time, always.
It is important to note that the body perceives all form of exercise as an attack. The body thinks if I am being attacked again, I better be stronger, more fit and better prepared. To repeat something that is already easy will not make any dramatic changes to your body or fitness level. The stronger the impact, the better the body will respond. Endless repetitions of something will only wear down your joints and ligaments and give you very limited results.
When you have given the body the necessary stimulus to improve, it must be given time to allow all the chemical responses to happen. That is why 20 minutes of Concept 10 10 a week is not just enough, it is the optimal. You will benefit doing it twice a week for the first 3 weeks, as it is a learning process and the weights must be fine tuned etc., but after 3 weeks you should only come in once a week as from that point on the intensity will be up there where it should be. Coming in twice a week after that, will not give you better results. On the contrary. So why waste time and money ?
When people engage in physical activity over time and are not so much out of breath, they normally conclude it is because their heart and lung capacity has improved. However, your heart and lungs are put in your body to support the muscular system, not the other way around. What is happening is actually that the involved muscles are getting stronger, allowing you to do more work before heart and lungs are protesting.
The definition of cardio is the muscles ability to take up oxygen from the blood and stronger muscles will put more demand on the body’s transportation system which increases the cardio vascular efficiency.
It is sad that so many people have spent years doing activities that at best gives them limited results and at worst leave them with several injuries.
Call for a free introductory session at Concept 10 10 and the way you view exercise and fitness will be forever changed.