Guns and Roses, Metallica, Van Halen and Kiss are all hardcore rock and roll music bands. They signify high energy and intensity. I need to tell you that Ross is the same way in his philosophy to working out.
This book and DVD series is awesome. Ross must be a bit crazy the way he works. This guy defines the concept of “Work Ethic” in this educational series.
Why is this important to me?
I always want to make sure that when I create a video that it is worth it from your standpoint. This program is vitally important if you want to step up your work out game and get into really good shape. You can use some of these tools as a beginner but you will see that Ross’s stuff escalates quickly.
Also, if you want to maximize Endurance and Energy then this is the program for you. Ross is a combat sports training expert and understands what it takes to train effectively to win.
If you are a boxer, MMA fighter or wrestler then this program will help you build up your gut system to peak performance. The well-conditioned athlete will outperform the more talented athlete in the later rounds – EVERY Time.
There is a ton of great stuff in this program and I will profile a few major points and show a couple of clips of Ross himself getting stuff done.
1.3 Energy Systems – Ross discusses in full detail ATP-PC, glycogen and aerobic energy systems. He uses research and goes into detail how these systems work. In a nutshell, you have three energy systems which consists of two anaerobic and one aerobic. The goal in this type of working out is to increase the Net Work Output and maximize all three energy systems to do that. If you are a boxing or MMA fan, then you may have noticed that in the beginning of fights, the combat athletes have more power in their strikes than they do later in the fight. This has to do with the anaerobic system being torn down and losing energy. Ross shows you how you can increase the anaerobic work capacity by using aerobic rest periods to increase total work output. This is great stuff. Two of the best fighters – Manny Pacquiao and Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather have unbelievable endurance and energy and that is why they have been champions for so long.
2. Interval Training – Interval training is the best way to enhance aerobic and anaerobic energy systems. Research shows that intense, intermittent training offers the best of both worlds. Side Note: If you want to lose weight / fat, then this type of working out will melt it away. Interval training provides a mechanism for you to burn calories all day. Research shows that sprint training, interval work and other forms of intensity helps the body burn calories – ALL DAY. This secret is the key for you to melt away fat. You can run long distances and that work out will burn more calories DURING THE WORK OUT. It is the rest of the day that counts if you want to burn calories and Interval Training is the key.
3. Variety – The Biological law of accommodation. This law states that the body’s response to a constant stimulus decreases over time. I never knew they had a technical name for boredom. If you have exercised for any period of time then you have hit plateaus in your workout routines. The body and mind is a magnificent combination and allows you to adapt to stimulus. Some work out programs get around this by using muscle confusion. Basically they vary the types of exercises you do. This law is relevant in every part of your life. If you have not had a New York Strip steak in ages and love steak then when you finally have one, it tastes great. If you have one every day for dinner this month then you get bored and it is no longer great. The same holds true for exercise routines.
Ross combines different exercises with full intensity and timed relaxation between sets. Remember the goal of his workout is to maximize work output in the shortest amount of time.
Basically this is the holy grail of working out because you can compound your results in less time. If you have watched any of my summaries then you know that I am a big fan of compound effects and preserving time.
The clip I am going to show is an advanced clip so do not get discouraged if you cannot do it. I will bet that 98% of the population including me can’t do this stuff but it is a great goal to strive for.
Full Throttle Conditioning is an excellent program that allows you to step up your exercise game. One thing that the research shows is that your GH (Growth Hormone) increases naturally using Interval training. This is the key to staying young. As GH depletes over time, you lose energy and the zest for life. Interval training will help you increase your energy for the long haul.
I hope you have found this short video summary useful. The key to any new idea is to work it into your daily routine until it becomes habit. Habits form in as little as 21 days.
One thing you can take away from this book is to jump rope. I know this sounds basic but a lot of people don’t like to run. Rope jumping with intensity will trigger fat burning and build all three of your energy systems. Try it as part of your exercise routine for one month and chart your progress. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the results.