As I mentioned in the last post on the role of anaerobic metabolism in fat-loss training, you’re definitely better off doing some kind of activity that’s more intense than light jogging on the treadmill for miles at a stretch. That is, if you’re specifically trying to improve body composition. If you’re training for a race or something like that, it’s a different matter.
The 5×5 workout is a classic staple of strength training. It’s named after the set/rep arrangement that’s commonly used: 5 sets of 5 reps. Clever stuff, right? The 5×5 workout is more than use a naming gimmick; if used properly, it’s a very flexible and easily-adjusted methodology (note that, please!) that can be used by … Read more