shafnutz05 wrote:Downloaded a $2.99 app today, "You are your own gym". Featuring all bodyweight only exercises (of course, using common household props for many), it's based on the teachings of Mark Lauren.
Tried the first workout today (upper body). After the 36 minute workout was over, my arms were shaking so badly I could barely pour a glass of milk. Seems like a great workout so far, doing lower body tomorrow.
Picked this up off your recommendation, and got the book the app is based on as well. Wow. This is the first workout book I've read that says "Don't workout".
To clarify: The author basically says steady-state cardio training is almost entirely useless, and the extra caloric burn from 45 minutes of cardio is pretty much wiped out by drinking 12 ounces of Gatorade afterward. Cardio is only good for task-specific training, refining muscle efficiency.
This is a revelation, and just the ammo I needed to eschew cardio forever.
Some of the exercises are sort of hard to visualize, so I downloaded the supplemental video pack, as well.