Got a guest article from my buddy Jason Klein for you today.
I have gotten to know Jason over the last year or so, and he is an awesome guy. He also really knows his stuff (Jason’s got a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science) and has a background as a fitness instructor for the US Marine Corps.
Jason has some awesome insights on why your current workouts could actually be causing your cortisol levels to RISE … and what you can do about it!
3 steps to get as fit as Marine
by Jason Klein, author, the Marine Body program
You already know by now that there is much more to fat loss than just plain exercise and diet.
But did you know that your current workouts are more than likely causing your cortisol levels to rise?
Rises in cortisol cause drops in testosterone, which have a large effect on your ability to lose fat and gain lean, athletic muscle. Which is not good.
Let me explain…
If you just so happen to be functioning on anything less than 7-hours of sleep per day, your cortisol is destined to be at a higher level…
But on top of that, if you choose to workout on small amounts of rest, your cortisol will in-fact rise even more. This is really defeating the whole purpose, because long-term raises in cortisol translate to less potential for maximal fat loss and lean muscle growth (not to mention immunity).
This will cause your body to store more fat. You don’t want that.
You see it all the time. People work their butts off (figuratively that is, because at the end of the day their flabby muffin-top is still there).
They train and wonder ‘why am I not getting lean?’
Let me walk you through the 3 steps I personally used to train US Marines and their wives:
Step 1. Hyperdrive Your Metabolism
Strategically induce increased afterburn in large muscle groups.
What Marines do correctly in their training is that they focus on hitting large muscle groups in a strategically synchronized manner.
Strategically induce optimal muscle growth and fat loss by pairing large muscle area exercises such as the shoulders and back with an exercise that involves raising your body from the ground to an explosive position.
Traditional tabata circuit workouts were only designed to be 4-minutes in length, however, Turbine workouts involve two tabata circuits, which total 8-minutes.
Step 2. Synchronize Your Hormones
Get hormones to work together instead of constantly working against each other.
Here are the three step-by-step instructions on how to optimize insulin in order to have the most positive effect on dopamine.
A. Induce Intermittent Caloric Deficit
B. Eat the right type of nutrients at the right time to achieve optimal hormonal stimulus.
C. Eat high glycemic index foods to strategically reset insulin levels. Would you be surprised if I told you that cheat meals have the potential to accelerate fat loss.
Well, there is a certain strategy you must use in order for this to happen.
Step 3. Re-activate and Repeat
Believe it or not, the first part of step three is a mandatory 7-8 hours of sleep. And coincidently, it is the most important part of reactivation. After all, the majority of growth hormone stimulation occurs when we sleep.
The biggest benefit that re-activation has given dozens of my own clients, is that they have found that this cycle is the ultimate approach to building a lifestyle of fitness…. something practical and sustainable.
Not to mention – a huge benefit that this system has given my clients and myself is more energy and more consistent sleeping patterns. To simply, live a better life.
That’s exactly what I decided to implement during my tenure as a fitness instructor to U.S. Marines and their wives.
Other fat loss plans are too restrictive and don’t allow any flexibility. Now when you use a combination of my workouts that manipulate your hormones to promote fat loss and the simple nutrition tactics to speed up your metabolism, you’ll see rapid results, no matter your age – my clients are living proof
These workouts are only 8-minutes long, which is why they work so well with Marines and busy house-wives. They promote the “good” hormones, while reducing the fat – storing hormones like cortisol because the workouts are so specific.
However, they STILL use a combination of high intensity interval training and strength training. How is this possible? It’s because we use Turbine in my workout system, which allows you to work out in only 8-minutes but still getting results as if you worked out for 60 minutes.
When you team up Fat Loss Turbine along with my special nutrition tactics, you’re in for a total body transformation.
You’ll make small manageable changes to your eating plan and you’ll use the Fat Loss Turbine method to build lean, athletic muscle and naturally increase fat burning hormones like GH and testosterone and reduce fat storing hormones like cortisol…
… in only 24-minutes per week!
It’s collegiate and professionally based and proven. And for the next 36 hours or so, you can get all of my workouts and my Marine Body tactics for a fraction of the normal cost (special “Friends of Forest” discount just for you!)
Get your 8-Minute, Fat Loss Turbine workouts here <== special “Friends of Forest” discount for the next 36 hours
– Jason Klein, author, the Marine Body program