Must-Read: A Body for Spring Break
Spring break, man. Spring break. If you’ve ever had a chance to head on over to the greatest event of all time, then you know how amazing it is. The drinking, the partying, the never-ending supply of ladies who are ready to party. It’s a whole lot of fun. But also, one of the issues is that you have to do it after you’ve just bombarded your body with a whole bunch of carbs over the holidays. The trick, then, is to make sure your body is ready for spring break before you head on out there.
And so today we’re heading on over to Men’s Fitness where they have a workout program that you can take care of in six weeks in order to get your body ready for spring break. Instead of laying out all of the steps of the workout plan — you’ll have to head on over to the link above to check out the actual workout — we’re just going to give you the taste with their intro:
HOW IT WORKS
The biggest mistake most make when trying to lose fat fast is performing high-rep workouts and overdoing cardio. The best way to increase your metabolism is to increase your muscle mass, so you burn more calories both during exercise and at rest—and that means heavier weights and lower reps. It also means hard exercises. Moves like the Zercher squat, farmer’s walk, and deadlift promote the release of testosterone and growth hormone, which tell your muscle cells to grow and your fat cells to shrink.
We’ve included cardio intervals at the end of two of the workout days. They take only four to eight minutes to do, but they’re still not required. We’re so confident that the weight training prescribed here—combined with a high-protein, lower carb diet (see the stir-fry recipes on page 118 for some examples)—will carve you up that we’ll leave the cardio to your discretion. Whether you do it or not, rest assured that you’ll be home, showered, and watching TV while the other guys are still slogging away on the treadmill.
So head on over to the link above, get yourself working out, and then get yourself a body for spring break.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.