SCIENTIFICALLY ADVANCED. ONLY 20 INVIGORATING MINUTES
If you have read the science behind the Educogym® you will understand the importance of maintaining or increasing muscle. It makes sense that exercise is a part of this system to activate the muscles in the body. However, you may not know that many types of exercise can be catabolic – i.e. they causes muscle loss.
The old school of thought is that the only reason you exercise is to burn calories. This has spawned the whole movement of aerobics and cardio equipment, ranging from treadmills to bikes and cross trainers to elliptical machines. If you visit most gyms, you will see rows and rows of these machines in a warehouse-like enclosing. It would seem that everyone is training to be a marathon runner.
Unfortunately, although you burn calories during this exercise, the loss of muscle will decrease your overall metabolic rate and your ability to burn calories. This means you’ll have to exercise more and more all the time. The problem with this approach is that the longer you exercise, the more catabolic it becomes (i.e. the more muscle you lose). This is because excess exercise is a stress on the body which in turn produces a stress hormone called cortisol.
A NEW REVOLUTION IN EXCERCISE
The positive effects of exercise are the stimulation of the muscle fibers and the activation of the fat burning, muscle gaining hormone called ‘growth hormone’ (GH). These are directly impacted by the level of intensity of the exercise. Intensity is comprised of the load (weight) and speed of the program. In a normal warehouse type gym, this may not be possible because of the time wasted moving between exercises and waiting for equipment. The result and understanding from this research, lead us to produce an intensive exercise program which activates as many muscle fibres in the shortest amount of time. This in turn resulted in the development of a new machine and a program that involves only a 20 minute workout. (see Time Machine)
A FEEL-GOOD EXPERIENCE
There are many reasons why it is so easy to make the Educogym® system part of your lifestyle. Firstly it only takes 20 minutes, a few times a week; therefore it is much easier to stay focused and avoid boredom. Secondly, armed with the training in focus and concentration, you can experience a mental workout that keeps your mind clear throughout. Thirdly, the intense nature of the exercise produces endorphins in the brain, giving you that feel-good factor. This all leads to a workout which is both enjoyable and leaves you feeling invigorated, ready to take on the world!