An empirically-based strength-training program that's simple, quick, and maximizes results while increasing enjoyment.
Deep Fitness shows us that 30-minutes of focused and intensive resistance training sessions done as little as once or twice a week can have an enormous effect on our health, sense of well-being, and longevity. What's more, clinical studies have shown that short, focused strength-training routines are actually more effective than hours of aerobic workouts--a fact long-known by health professionals but only now coming to the attention of the general public.
Authors Philip Shepherd and Andrei Yakovenko have designed a revolutionary workout technology known as Mindful Strength Training to Failure(TM) (MSTF). Similar to high-intensity interval training, users choose from a variety of resistance sources: barbells, kettlebells, machines, elastic band, or individual body weight. MSTF targets specific muscle groups, working them slowly to the point of momentary muscle failure. With proper resistance, sets can be done in as little as two minutes, and do not require repetition. MSTF is also an embodied routine, incorporating mindfulness techniques developed by Shepherd over the past 20 years that have been shown to boost dopamine levels and enhance workout enjoyment.
With over a dozen of illustrated exercises that can be done at home or the gym, Deep Fitness is the perfect book for all types of readers, from professional athletes to anyone who cares about their health but faces the crunch of a busy life. The controlled pace of the workout routines also make it ideal for older adults as well as those managing injuries.