|The best workouts involve plenty of "puffing, panting and perspiring" - that was true when Bob Hoffman coined the phrase 80 years ago - and it's just as true today.|
Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Bob Hoffman had a wonderful phrase for
a productive and effective workout.
He said the best workouts involved plenty
of "puffing, panting and perspiring."
And that's probably true.
Workouts that get you breathing hard and
sweating hard are terrific for your health
and fitness - and they also build plenty of
strength and muscle.
Plus, they're a lot of fun.
Hoffman often described York Course No.
3 - the repetition weightlifting course,
where you did sets of 5 reps in a variety
of different weightlifting exercises, such
as hang cleans, snatches, presses, high pulls,
squats, clean and jerk, etc. - as the toughest,
most demanding and most result-producing
of the York courses.
That's because it gets you breathing hard -
and sweating hard.
It revs up your entire circulatory system.
Your heart and lungs got a great workout,
along with your muscles.
And that stimulates all of your internal
organs and metabolic systems - including
all of the hormonal systems that build
strength and muscle mass.
It builds you up from the inside out.
Of course, you can get a very similar effect
without doing weightlifting movements.
A circuit program of standard exercises
will do the job very effectively.
Hoffman covered that in a number of
different courses. I cover one of his
favorite circuit training programs in
detail in the May-June issue of The
Dinosaur Files newsletter - which you
can grab right here:
The May-June Dinosaur Files
I also cover a number of other fast, fun
and effective circuit training programs
in Gray Hair and Black Iron - because
circuit training is great for older Dinos:
Gray Hair and Black Iron
Check them out - give them a try - and
have fun with those "puffing, panting
and perspiring" workouts!
Yours in strength,
P.S. It's easy - and very effective -
to combine circuit training workouts
with standard strength training work-
outs. See the May-June issue of The
Dinosaur Files for some ideas on how
to do this.
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