Burn 16.2 calories per minute with bodyweight exercises
By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
In a recent study funded by the American Council of Exercise, researchers found bodyweight training can burn up to 16.2 calories per minute in men and 13 calories/minute in women. (That's equivalent to running faster than 7 miles per hour.)
And now, almost everywhere in the world, is the best time of year for backyard bodyweight training. Why just last Monday morning I was doing push-ups and practicing my "Monkey Bar-ing" for the June 9th Tough Mudder race that I've entered.
Of course, bodyweight training is also perfect for those times when you are stuck indoors, as I was in a New Jersey hotel earlier this month.
The hotel gym was easily in the 5 worst I've ever visited, and so I slipped into an instant classic bodyweight workout in my hotel room.
That's where I created one of the two new "5 rounds of 5" bodyweight cardio circuits from the NEW TT Bodyweight Cardio 5 program that is now available for all TT Members. (Just log-in and visit the download area to grab your copy.)
The 5 rounds of 5 left me dripping with sweat despite the air conditioning being cranked in the hotel room.
It's liberating to be able to ditch the equipment and use unique exercises for maximum fat loss and conditioning. That's why the bodyweight cardio program series remains so popular year after year.
Smart folks, like you, have had enough of the slow cardio propaganda. You know there is a better way, you know there are better workouts. You love the past bodyweight cardio programs and you're ready for a new challenge.
The 2nd 5 rounds of 5 challenge uses my patented "Gauntlet" exercise system and is also guaranteed to burn a lot of calories in a short time - so that you get lean and ripped.
And finally, there's even a new "Bodyweight Cardio 500" challenge workout featuring a 500-rep test of your fitness.
Enjoy the new program.
NOTE: If you're not a TT Member, here's what you need to do.
Just go to this page and you'll get my best bodyweight deal ever on the 101 Bodyweight Exercises System PLUS you'll get 30-days free access to the member's area where you can download Bodyweight Cardio 5 and ask me your training and nutrition questions on the forum. Get it here:
Bring on the bodyweight conditioning.