Workout Review – 60-Second Sweat: Get a Rock Hard Body 1-Minute at a Time

 

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#HIIT #MRT workout review 60-second sweat

 

60-Second Sweat: Get a Rock Hard Body 1-Minute at a Time

Author: Patrick Striet, CSCS

Publication Date: December 2016

Publisher: Readers Digest Trade Publishing

 

60-Second Sweat

Honestly, this was the first workout I did in book form.  I have only used my own workouts or Beachbody videos.  Something new for me.

This 9-week program is based on High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT).  This is a focused, short and effective way to train – perfect for the busy mom.  It’s a 20-second work/10 second rest format.

There are 3-phases each lasting for 3-weeks.
 
 

Phase 1: Breaking a Sweat (beginner phase)

This phase is for the beginner who has not followed any formal type of exercise program in months or years, exercising only sporadically or not at all.  For you, this is where your journey begins!  This phase is meant to establish a base level of fitness.  You follow this program for 3-weeks before going onto the next phase to increase fitness and confidence.

This phase is done 3 days a week for 30 minutes.  The phase consists of the following.

Warm Up – Do not skip

 

Two workout circuits – Workout A and Workout B that alternate with a rest day in between

 

Metabolic Blast Circuit which increases cardiovascular fitness

 

To make this phase harder, you increase your weights or up your intensity.  If you have been following a workout program, you can skip this phase entirely – by adding a week onto the second and third phases of the program.
 
 

Phase 2: Hard Sweat (intermediate phase)

Things are pushed a bit further with harder exercises and a heavier load.  This phase adds overall volume (adding more sets and reps).  This phase lasts 3-weeks before going onto the final phase.

This phase is 3-days a week with an alternating rest day.  This phase consists of the following.

Warm Up – Do not skip

 

Three workout circuits – Workout A, B, and C that alternate with a rest day in between

 

Metabolic Blast Circuit which increases cardiovascular fitness

 
 

Phase 3: Dripping Sweat (advanced phase)

Since you have built an incredible amount of fitness in the last 6-weeks, the workouts are increased to 4-days  a week.  The overall pace, intensity, and volume of the work for the upper body, lower body and core have been increased.

This phase is 4-days a week for 3-weeks and consists of the following.

Warm Up – Do not skip

 

Two workout circuits – Workout A and Workout B that alternate with a rest day in between

 

Metabolic Blast Circuit which increases cardiovascular fitness

 
 

Required Equipment

Gymboss Timer

Interlocking floor mats

Swiss ball/birth ball

Weights (light and heavy) – 5-lbs, 1- lbs, 15-lbs. – plan to add more as fitness improves

Resistance bands with Door anchor

Workout Bench

 

 

What I Like about 60-Second Sweat

There isn’t much I don’t like.  They have included really good pictures and descriptions in the back 3/4 of the book of warm-up, circuit exercises, and metabolic blast exercises.

Those exercises work!  The HIIT training method is solid.  This is what my training regimen is based on.   Purchase a GymBoss Timer, set it and follow it.  You will get results.

You also use a variety of equipment, even within the same workout or phase.  I never got bored.  The resistance from a resistance band is the resistance from dumbells.  I think using different equipment helps to increase strength and endurance.

In this program, you will use the swiss ball, resistance bands, weights, and body weight.  It’s a complete program.

 


 
His nutrition plan is easy – and it’s the no-nonsense way to get started.   It’s the “keep it simple, stupid” mentality!  He says the less variety the better – and I think in the beginning that is correct.  You don’t want to be agonizing over every little thing you eat – making intricate new things every day.  You need just a few things that you like that you know you can fit within your calorie limits.

Once you get more advanced, you have the confidence to vary your diet, try new things and track.

 

Caution

Consistency is key.  No matter what, you have to be consistent.  No matter what you do, if you do it for one day and quit, you will get nowhere.  This program is good because it provides adequate recovery.  You are not working out every day.  30-minutes every other day is nothing and a good way to invest in your health.

If you need help or support in getting the training in or the nutrition…

 

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