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Have you’ve ever noticed the incredible athleticism and lean, functional bodies of elite athletes? It’s no secret that their training and nutritional program has a lot to do with it (in addition to their natural ability), and you’ll learn the tips and tricks of those athletes right here.
This is the place where you’ll learn how use athletic style workouts to get more results in less time. You’ll find just about everything you need to know about how to increase your fitness and performance, and lose fat and build muscle with athletic workouts.
It’s about taking workouts, training principles, and nutrition, and making it simple again. No fancy gimmicks, no hype, just sound training information made simple.
I started this website on January 1, 2011, and since then, over 15,000 fitness enthusiasts have come to Athletic Workouts for training programs and advice.
The Free Athletic Workouts Training Manual
Please, while you’re here, make sure that you get my completely FREE, no B.S., Athletic Workouts Training Manual.
It’s designed to help you lose fat, build lean muscle, and increase your fitness and performance.
And yes, I know, you’ve heard all that before. But I’m offering you one of my most effective programs, absolutely free. You’ve got nothing to lose. In fact, here’s why training like an athlete with my athletic-style workout program will help you finally get back in shape and get you the results you’re looking for:
The Benefits of Athletic Workouts
Functional training helps develop the ability to perform every day, real life activities. Most guys in the gym perform very non-functional exercises like bicep curls and leg extensions.
Think about each of those movements and when you would ever move like that in real life. Rarely.
The body always moves in kinetic chains, meaning muscle groups and joints work together, rather than in isolation. Isolated movements like bicep curls and leg extensions have very little functional benefit.
Athletic workouts focus on compound movements like squats, deadlifts, pushes and pulls, that have a lot of functional benefit because that’s how the body moves in real life activities.
They also give you more results in less time because they work more than one muscle group at a time.
A chin up will not only work your biceps like a curl would, but it will also develop your back as well. Compound exercises get you at least twice the results in the same amount of time.
The primary goal of any kind of athletic workout program is to build functional strength. All other fitness components build off of a strong, balanced, functional body.
Develop Power and Performance
It’s not good enough for an athlete to just be strong. They need to be powerful. It’s power that often determines winners and losers in sports.
Power is the ability to do more work in less time. Greater power usually translates into greater performance.
Imagine what this means to you on a chore-filled Saturday morning – being able to get more work done in less time. And really, that’s what power is. Using athletic workouts will develop not only your power, but the ability to work at a higher power for longer.
Another reason why power training is so beneficial:
When you train for power, you are working at a high intensity. Working at a higher intensity requires more energy than when working at lower intensities. What this means is you use more calories over a given amount of time, helping you burn more fat than with traditional types of training.
Build Muscle and Burn Fat – At The Same Time!
What’s more, higher intensity training helps you burn fat AFTER your workout, too. This phenomenon is known as the “Afterburn” effect, or scientifically as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC).
High intensity strength training will build strength and power, but when you manipulate other training variables properly, you can also burn fat at the same time!
No more silly bulk and cut phases that have been (and continue to be) so popular among body builders.
Using athletic workouts, you can build the lean athletic body you want without even thinking about it (think about the bodies of elite athletes like sprinters or football players) … and getting so much more fitness benefit all at the same time.
And Much More …
Here on the site we have nutrition, lifestyle and training articles, as well as workouts and exercise descriptions. And we’re adding more content all the time.
Feel free to browse around the site. The articles give you some background on the how’s and why’s of training and nutrition, while the sample workouts and exercise sections simply tell you what you need to do.
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Here’s to your fitness success,
Mike Dunk, BHK, CSCS