Are you pounding out mile after mile on your treadmill, desperately checking the monitor to see how many calories you’ve burned?
Here’s the bad news. One hour on the treadmill burns off approximately one Starbucks muffin.
But are you ready for some good news?
The Wild 7 Workout can help you get better results in just minutes a week.
Exercise isn’t about burning off that chocolate chip muffin, and it’s not about punishing yourself repeatedly day in and day out.
Exercise is about setting off a hormonal cascade that improves your health, increases your mental alertness, and boosts your energy. And if you’re doing it right, you’ll build muscle and shed fat without even thinking about calories.You don't need to pound it out on the treadmill. There's a better way to burn fat. #Wild7Workout Click To Tweet
Want to know my favorite bang-for-your buck workout? Here’s how I get a full-body workout to kick fat-burning hormones into overdrive in JUST SEVEN MINUTES.
Back when I was running marathons, I ran over 50 miles a week. I assumed I was in fantastic shape.
But have you ever really looked at a distance runner? They’re usually pale with sunken in features, and may be sporting a spare tire. Yep, that was me.
So, I hit the books and scoured research to see how to get a better composition with less exercise. Running 50 miles a week is no joke.
When you’re overtraining, your body doesn’t know if it just ran a marathon or if it was run over by a truck.Overtraining throws your body into crisis mode. Click To Tweet
So I decided to experiment on myself, and switched up my routine from distance running to short sprints. And I gained ten pounds… of lean muscle! The body fat that made me look kind of puffy was gone and the muscles in my abs and shoulders had never looked more sculpted.
I was lean and mean, running faster than I had before and working out less—and the crazy thing is that I could still run long distances when I wanted to. My endurance didn’t suffer at all.
From there, I developed the workout that I still do every morning. It takes only SEVEN MINUTES, and it gives you the kind of full-body workout that will signal your body to burn fat, increase strength and speed, and sculpt lean muscle.
In the Wild 7 Workout, just about any high-intensity exercise will do the trick.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- Hill Sprints
- Bicycle Sprints
- Jumping Jacks
It’s important to choose an activity that’s fun and makes you feel great—that way you’ll look forward to it every day.
Remember, if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.
Want to Get Better Results in Less Time?
For more exercise demonstrations and tools to improve your results, you can join the Fat-Burning Tribe for free for your first 7 days.
I created the special Wild 7 Workout Timer and added voice-over instructions that guide you step-by-step through your workouts, telling you exactly what to do and cheering you on.
You can download the Wild 7 Workout Timer to your favorite devices, and use it when you’re ready to get in a kick-butt workout.
What’s your favorite high-intensity exercise? Add a comment below to share how you get your blood flowing.