Train Your Body To Burn Fat Rather Than Carbs Over 3 Phases
Over the course of 24 weeks and the 3 seperate phases, the 24Fit workout trains your body to burn fat rather than carbs. If you only burn carboydrates, when you workout, you will be disappointed with the results. You always use both fat and carbohydrate calories to power activity, it is the relative ratio of carbs and fat used that changes based on the type of activity.
PHASES 1 – STABILITY, WEEKS 1–8
Stability prepares your body with low-intensity, light-impact training specifically designed to strengthen the muscles that keep joints in their correct, natural positions. Stability helps you improve your posture and joint health. By the time you have completed Phase 1, your body will be properly prepared for the more challenging workouts to come in Phases 2 and 3.
PHASE 2 – STRENGTH, 9–16
After building up the smaller muscles around your joints in Phase 1, Phase 2 will focus on the larger areas to increase overall strength. Phase 2 takes your now properly aligned body and focuses on building muscle with variable low- to high-intensity exercises. The results will be more lean muscle, better tone and more efficient metabolism. Your body will become a more efficient calorie-burning machine, so you are going to burn more calories all day – whether you are at work, at play or ever while you sleep.
PHASE 3 – POWER, WEEKS 17–24
Power introduces high-intensity exercises to refine your new strength and increase your stamina, speed and efficiency. The power workouts of Phase 3 are going to result in a faster, more efficient body. This is the final phase and it will give you the ultimate results.
Over the course of each eight-week phase, you will be alternating between two types of workouts:
- Strength Training Workouts will focus on your physical structure, your muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue. These workouts are on discs 1, 2 and 3 in each phase.
- Metabolic Workouts will improve your metabolism (how your body burns calories). These workouts are on disc 4 of each phase.
This article explains in more detail the science behind burning fat, progressing from lower to higher intensity exercise.