Endurance Training

By on November 17, 2013


Training styles that are designed to target the complete body are circuit training, PHA’s and core training. These forms of training uses the muscles of your body to burn off fats and sugars from current and past bad eating, which maximizes your caloric expenditure.

Full-body workouts burn off more calories in the form of fats and sugars. When you train muscles they require a replenishment of sugars afterwards and the more muscles you train, the more sugars will be stored in muscles versus in adipose tissue body fat.

The cardiovascular nature of this style of training burns off even more fats and sugars than cardio or weight training alone. The fact that it improves your internal metabolic flow of water, oxygen, energy and blood, makes it perfect for your heart health.


Circuit training is the most effective form of weight training when it comes to losing weight and getting in shape because it stimulates each of your 12 major muscles in one complete circuit before going through for a second and third time.

Curves (a nationally franchised gym for women only) uses this form of training because it is geared for weight loss while toning and shaping the muscles. Combining cardio with circuit training is a must for anyone interested in losing weight!.

Letting one muscle rest while working another, is the science behind the cardiovascular nature of this style of training. Not only do you keep your heart rate up, but you can train more muscles in less time.


PHA’s – Peripheral Heart Action is a training style that has been clinically proven in control group studies to be the most effective form of strength training for weight loss while still effectively building and toning muscles.

A PHA circuit takes two upper-body and two lower-body exercises and alternates thru all four exercises in a mini-circuit. This is scientifically and logically the most effective way to work out because it maximizes blood flow training with weights.

The secret behind PHA’s success is in the blood flow. A muscle that is being stimulated requires blood to contract, but while that muscle is resting and recovery energy is being delivered and restocked, you can work another muscle, which keeps your heart rate up.


Core Stability training focuses on the “core” of the human body. Your core is where your upper body and lower body come together and it is one of the most vulnerable and damaged parts of your body.

Your core stabilization muscles (specifically your transversus abdominus and multifedus) are designed to protect and support the lower vertebrae of the spine. Most every slip, stumble and fall you have ever had, has damaged their ability to function properly.

Everyone should engage in some form of core stability training because clinical studies have shown that 80% of recurring low back pain can (LBP) can be avoided or rehabilitated by strengthening the neuromuscular connections to the muscles that protect the spine.


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The Fitness Answer Man is the online personality founded by Kevin Forrest CPT, FMS Pro Trainer and Master Fitness Trainer for the US Military. He has worked in the fitness industry for 30 years and was one of the first trainers to incorporate the physio ball into people's workouts and helped pioneer in the field of "Core" training. He specializes in movement rehabilitation and uses his experience to help clarify the confusion about diet and exercise that still exists within the fitness industry today.

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