Team Powertec athlete Ian Lauer CSCS demonstrates the Fat Burn Circuit with the Powertec Workbench Multisystem.
About Ian Lauer
Ian Lauer is an Actor, Fitness Model and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association).
Hi I’m Ian Lauer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Team Powertec Member.
I am here to talk you today about Fat Loss. You want to maintain muscle or even gain muscle and at the same time lose fat. Well, the Multisystem here can help you achieve that.
We’re going to take you to a circuit program and that’s really a basic concept. A lot of people get confused with it but really with circuit training is basically you move from exercise to exercise to exercise and then perhaps start all over with the same circuit. So for instance, squat, pull down, bench, squat, pull down, bench would be a circuit. You go through it once twice, four or five times even and then that’s circuit, you may set up 2 or 3 circuits. So I will show you a quick circuit routine here on a multisystem.
Okay, if you’re looking to blast fat, you can’t do better than just a good solid leg movement. So with the Multisystem here, we step right into the squat, and we’re gonna go right into it. And we’ll knock out anywhere between 15- 20 reps, and then you can transition directly into calf raise, right so. And after you’ve done these, you’re gonna feel your heart rate’s up. I even start to breathe heavy myself because this type of circuit training really gets your heart rate going.
We’re going to move in right into a row, or a pulldown rather, overhand wide and we’re pulling, pulling and again. If you’re really doing a circuit you’re going to go 15-20 reps. Then we can turn around right into an abdominal press because we want to work that 6-pack as part of the routine. Again, 15-20 reps you can even go longer if you like. Sometimes, I just like to go for time so I may do 30 seconds to a minute per exercise. What’s important though is to move from one exercise right to the next.
So then, we go into the bench press, really hitting the chest so this is a full body workout. We’re in and pressing, and press, and press, and then you want to get some shoulder activation, get those traps going. We’re going to step for Shrugs, again, 15-20 reps or for time depending on which way you go. And we start back over again, so right back. Deep breath, and you move back in for squats. So you’re gonna see the same circuit and again 15-20 right into calf raise.
We’re going to move over, work the back, we are going to go an underhand grip for a little variation, and pull. Again, 15-20 reps because we really want to get that heart rate up and activate every muscle group in the body. Just turn around right in the abdominal crunch. Again, hitting all the muscles, making your body want to get stronger and more well conditioned so it can handle this type of workout. That’s what you have to do when you’re training, is push your body beyond where its comfortable, beyond its current limit. If you push to and beyond, then what happens is your body says, “This guy is crazy, I have to get stronger or better conditioned to deal with what he’s going to put me through!” And that’s where a program like this circuit here on the Multisystem can help you achieve that, and then back into the Shrugs.
So that’s an abbreviated version, but you get the idea. I went through the circuit twice and it was multiple exercises per station: squat, calf raise, pull down, abdominal crunch, bench press, shrugs. And that routine will change your entire body in a very short period of time. If you’re really rushed, you can do 1,2,3 times through and just call it a day as long as you’re pushing failure of each set. Or, you can have another circuit on top of it or perhaps you are going to have a single leg exercise, perhaps use a bicep curl, a shoulder press. It means really mix it up to build your own circuits but the key to circuit training on a multisystem is movement from one exercise to next, slashing that fat getting lean and mean.
That’s how you get fat, slash it get those abs going and maintain or even build lean muscle. Circuit training or just high intensive training for that matter but circuit training on a multisystem is a great way to make that happen.
Until next time, I’m Ian Lauer.