7 Keys to a Metabolism Makeover
Why is it that people who are overweight
take so long to enjoy results when on an
exercise program. And why is it that they
think they need to do long-distance cardio
and spend hours per day training.
You don’t need to do things that way.
There’s a way to accelerate your metabolism and
I’ll lay it out for you in a minute, but first,
understand the following:
A. If you are investing a LOT of time each day
to kick-start your metabolism – you’re doing
B. Long-slow cardio may make you feel good –
but if you want to “STEP UP” your metabolism,
you’re far better off doing a very hard, very
vigorous workout that calls upon all your physical
and mental reserves. You’re better off with a
short workout that will never get easy – no
matter how often you do it.
Consider the sprinter. He does not do long distance
cardio. Yet his body is lean AND muscular.
It is rare to find a long distance cardio person who
is well built. He may be lean, but there’s no muscle
and usually very little power. Not only that, but after
a period of time – the long cardio workout person
may end up suffering from hip, knee, ankle and lower
All the pounding on the joints. It takes a tremendous
toll on the body.
Instead of the long, slow, dull approach to fitness,
Consider the following seven ways to a Metabolism
1. Change the mental picture you have of yourself. All
lasting change in appearance begins in your mind. If
you want to look better, start seeing yourself the way
you’d like to look.
2. Place the majority of your mental focus on “the journey”
– the process you are following to get fit. This means you
are NOT continually thinking about reaching the mountain
top. Instead you’re focused on each step along the way.
3. Begin doing vigorous full body body weight exercises that
force you to lose control of your breathing. If you aren’t getting
out of breath when you train, your system is NOT being forced
to adapt and change very much. The harder you are breathing,
the more shock to the system. The more “shock” there is – the
greater the shake-up in your metabolism. The exercises in
Combat Conditioning – http://mattfurey.com/conditioning_book.html
cause this to happen.
4. Instead of running or bicycling several miles per day to get
your cardio – do like the cheetah. Run as hard as you can, at
full blast, for as long as you can. Run with all your might.
When finished you want to be gasping for oxygen. You want
to feel like you have nothing left. In Combat Conditioning there
are a few sprint workouts you can follow to get you going with
5. Practice deep breathing. The deeper you breathe the more
oxygen in your system. The more oxygen in your system, the
faster your metabolism.
6. Eat plenty of fiber rich, water-content foods while avoiding
starchy foods most of time.
7. Get plenty of sleep.
Keep these ideas in mind as you go through your day.
Kick butt – take names,