For the last few days, we’ve been talking about the concept of alpha and beta receptors, and how they effect fat loss.
In short, alpha-2 receptors can be seen as the bad receptors that hinder fat burning, and the beta-2 receptors are the good receptors that help accelerate fat burning.
The more alpha-2 receptors there are compared to the beta-2 receptors the harder it is to burn fat and vice versa, the greater the number of beta-2 receptors versus alpha-2 receptors the easier it is to burn fat.
So HOW do we inhibit the alpha-2 receptors, and activate the beta-2 receptors?
We start with low insulin. One way to achieve low insulin is by intermittent fasting.
Also, catecholamines are what binds to the receptors on your fat cells. To stimulate your catecholamines you need to perform high intensity exercise. Intermittent fasting will help produce catecholamines as well.
There are of course MANY forms of high intensity exercise. Sue Heintze has a complete plan for you inside her Beta Switch program. Another great form of high – intensity exercise – one of my personal favorites, in fact – is kettlebell complex/combo training.
One of the really cool things about kettlebells is that once you learn the basic moves (swing, TGU, squat, clean, press, and snatch), you can combine these moves together into almost infinite combinations.
Of course there is an ideal way to put these moves together for maximum fat burning and lean muscle building effect (I outline this in my Kettlebell Combos for Fat Loss program – more details on how to get that FREE this week below)
Here’s a quick sample workout to show you what I’m talking about:
Fat Burning KB Complex (combo) Workout
(start on the right side; complete reps as prescribed; then repeat on the left side)
1 KB clean
5 KB squat to presses
10 one arm KB swings
Once you finish this sequence on BOTH sides – making sure to rest as little as possible – move directly to –
Pull ups OR body rows – max reps minus one
Repeat this combo five times with about sixty seconds of rest between rounds
THEN finish your workout with ten rounds of 30 seconds on/30 seconds off high intensity cardio (running, biking, etc)
In summary, alpha-2 receptors can be seen as the bad receptors that hinder fat burning, and the beta-2 receptors are the good receptors that help accelerate fat burning. The more alpha-2 receptors there are compared to the beta-2 receptors the harder it is to burn fat and vice versa, the greater the number of beta-2 receptors versus alpha-2 receptors the easier it is to burn fat. To inhibit the alpha-2 receptors and activate the beta-2 receptors, we can 1) practice intermittent fasting and 2) perform high intensity exercises. And kettlebell complexes are a GREAT form of fat – burning high intensity exercise!!
Try today’s workout, and start losing fat in those most troublesome areas of your body!!
Thanks, train hard, and talk soon –
PS – When you grab a copy of the Beta Switch program I mentioned above, I’m going to hook you up with a FREE copy of MY Kettlebell Combos for Fat Loss program (this is the basic, stripped down, IMPROVED, all-you-need-to-know version of my original 30 Day Rapid Fat Loss Kettlebell Solution program.)
You’ll get the training manual and the coaching videos – you’ll have all you need to lose fat in all your trouble areas using KETTLEBELL TRAINING!!
All you have to do to get this FREE is:
– Click THIS link (or any other one in this message)
– Pick up a copy of the Beta Switch on my recommendation
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And we’ll send you access to your FREE copy of my Kettlebell Combos for Fat Loss program!