If you want to get into great shape
And break through your training and weight loss plateaus
But don’t have enough time to work out,
Then this post might make a world of difference for you.
* About one powerful fitness hack that helped a student athlete break an “impossible” world record
* How to use BionicGym to jump start your fitness even if you’re crunched for time
* [NEW EXERCISE RESEARCH] What you must AVOID when training this way if you want to see results
Breaking an “impossible” world record with lunch break workouts?
I’m going to tell you how one person broke an “impossible” world record with so little training that it left some people amazed.
You’ll find out who this was and what he did for his bread and butter workout.
Even though this happened in 1954, the lessons are timeless.
>>> What’s in it for you is learning how to make your BionicGym workouts even more effective for reaching your goals…
whether you’re looking for improved performance or just want your jeans to fit better.
How to eat a world record for lunch
Recently, I heard Sigourney Weaver say something in an interview along the lines of,
‘When someone tells me something can’t be done, I automatically want to do it.’
If you’re the kind of person who likes a good challenge, then keep reading.
>>>[THE MILE CHALLENGE] In the early 1950’s, people said no human being could possibly run a mile in under 4 minutes.
They said the human body wasn’t built to go that fast for that long.
People had gotten close, but the number was like a brick wall.
At the end of the event, runners would collapse as they crossed the finish line, with lungs gasping and legs burning.
>>> And then, one medical student from England decided he’d go for the record anyway.
The thing was, he didn’t want to drop out of school just to train.
He’d do it as an amateur student athlete, instead.
Because how else was he supposed to get his homework done?
[PERFORMANCE SECRET] HIIT it hard… but watch out for THIS trap
Who was this med student who thought he could break the 4 minute barrier in the mile?
His name was Roger Bannister.
He looked at his training from a practical point of view.
He decided that he’d need to find just the right dose of exercise to get the performance he wanted.
(Tim Ferriss calls this the Minimum Effective Dose of exercise.)
Since Roger didn’t have long hours to train, that meant doing his workouts when he could fit them into his busy schedule.
Does that sound at all like something familiar?
Since Roger knew he’d have to run fast to break the world record, he settled on this bread and butter workout:
>>> 10 x 440 yard running repeats with 2 minutes rest in between.
This was HIIT training, and it made him pretty darn fast even though he only ran on his lunch breaks.
But then he hit a plateau that threatened to stop him from breaking the record.
He couldn’t run any faster than 61 seconds for the 440.
Find out what went wrong for him below.
Where HIIT goes all wrong and puts you in a hole
Roger fell into a “hole” called over-reaching.
That’s what happens when you do too much high intensity training in too short of a time.
>>> HIIT is a potent way to improve your performance, but it’s easy to do too much of it.
More is better thinking almost cost Roger Bannister his world record.
The problem with too much HIIT is that it tires out the energy producing “factories” in your cells called mitochondria…
And can actually WORSEN your body’s control of blood glucose.
(New scientific research that just came out of Sweden confirms this.)
When you train hard with HIIT, you need to treat it like you’re working with a blowtorch. A little heat goes a long way.
If you do just the right amount, it can forge incredibly strong, powerful, and fatigue resistant muscles.
If you do a little too much, you hit a plateau.
And if you do a little too much for a little too long…
then your body can have a full-fledged “overtraining meltdown” and you can feel tired, cranky, and weak for days, weeks
...or even months.
Roger recognized that something was wrong, and his intuition about the human body led him to make a decision that would deliver him a world record.
I’ll tell you what he did in just a moment.
How to break through a stubborn training plateau
If you’ve ever hit a training plateau and wondered why you weren’t making more progress, then what you learn here might make a big difference for you.
Imagine that training is like an open water swimming race. You’re working hard, and your goal is to cover a distance in the shortest time.
When you do too much hard training, it can be like your body downshifts from swimming freestyle to treading water.
They’re both hard, but only one of them gets you places.
With too much hard training, your body isn’t recovering and rebuilding enough after your workouts.
It’s just barely keeping up.
>>> If you want to break through a workout plateau like a champ, then the most effective thing to do might be to rest.
Roger Bannister did just that.
After getting stuck on 61 second 440 repeats without any progress, he took three complete days off from running.
When he got back to the track, he found that his time had dropped by two seconds, down to 59 seconds per repeat.
After that, he realized that HIIT was potent training “medicine.”
He cut his interval workouts down to only three per week so that his body could recover and grow stronger.
And get faster and stronger he did.
Roger Bannister became the first known human to run a mile in under 4 minutes, running a time of 3:59.4 at the track in Oxford, England on May 6th, 1954.
Here’s what you can steal from a champion to improve your BionicGym PRO HIIT workouts and get consistent results
It’s no secret that BionicGym can exercise you and make you reach incredibly high heart rate and lactate levels.
I’ve proven it time and time again in university supported research studies, on myself, and with adventurous volunteers.
Folks in the community are saying the same thing - when you use BionicGym consistently, you can get incredible results.
>>> With that kind of training “firepower” at your disposal, the following strategy seems like a great way to avoid a training and weight loss plateau and keep your results rolling:
- Use BionicGym at lower intensity settings during your other weekly workouts so your muscles can recoup and recover.
When you use BionicGym the right way - combining it with proper nutrition and rest - the results can surprise and delight you.
Plus, if you’re time crunched and don’t have access to a track, treadmill, exercise bike, safe road, or pool…
What other form of exercise is so potent and so portable?
I highly encourage you to give it an honest try. It could change your fitness and your life.
p.s. The incredible Roger Bannister became Sir Roger Bannister in 1975 for his service as Chairman of the Sports Council.
And he always downplayed his achievement as a runner, preferring to focus attention on his work as a neurologist. A class act, if you ask me!