Working Out Longer is Always Better, Right?

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It’s natural to think that if x amount of something is good for you, that 2x must be twice as good.

For example, if some healthy fat is good for you then twice as much must be better?

But, as I’m sure you know by now, that isn’t always the case.

If you don’t know that by know, then let this be your first lesson in challenging conventional wisdom!

Today I want to talk to you about a research study published recently where the results of a 30 minute workout was compared to those of a 60 minute workout.

Here’s the skinny:

There were two groups of subjects:

- Group A completed 30 minute workouts for 13 weeks.

- Group B completed 60 minute workouts for 13 weeks.

At the end of 13 weeks, the researchers discovered that the subjects in Group A lost more weight (8.8 lbs) than those subjects in Group B who exercised for twice as long (8.4 lbs).

Ironically, despite the weight loss racked up in the two groups, Group B actually burned more calories over each workout (600 calories) than those in Group A (300 calories).

This suggests that the number of calories burned during a workout does NOT equate to the amount of fat lost. DUH.

I love when we see unconventional results such as these! After all, even though the subjects in Group A lost only slightly more weight than the subjects in Group B, one would naturally expect that twice the volume of work + twice the calories burned = twice the weight lost.

But, no. Interesting, isn’t it?

I wonder what’s happening in longer workouts that is preventing further weight loss? Hmmmm….

So, what do we think about longer 60 minute workouts?

Well, we don’t love them if weight loss and improving the shape of our body is our goal.

And we don’t love them is we care about avoiding injuries as well.

I should know, I made that mistake back in 2004.

The fact is, 60 minute workouts just aren’t needed, you can get away with keeping your workouts short – about 30 minutes long.

Here’s the thing: I already knew this.

I’m smart, I tell ya.

That’s why I started designing metabolic home workouts for weight loss and increased fitness years ago that didn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time.

People thought I was crazy. But the fact is, that when you do the right exercises in the right quantity for the right duration of time, along with the right weight loss motivation and diet plan, you can accomplish all of your goals.

And working out for only 30 minutes or less makes it super easy to do your workouts right at home.

That’s why I developed Ultimate Home Workouts for you. I wanted to get you the maximum amount of benefit in the least amount of time.

Your Weight Loss Coach,

Susan Campbell, MS

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