Three more Workout Finishers from Mike Whitfield for you to try today.
Here you go:
Upper Body Finisher – The Triple Piston
Metabolic “Dosey Doe” Workout Finisher
Lower Body Ladder Finisher
Just a reminder that today is the last day that you can get Mike Whitfield’s 51 Workout Finishers 2.0 at a steep discount.
You can get it here.
I am down here in California, we are at the Fitness Business Summit. I ran into Mike Whitfield again, and Mike’s going to talk about Workout Finishers 2.0 and why he has come up with it.
Mike Whitfield: The 2.0 is basically just taking something that is already good and making it greater. My program has actually changed since the original one, and that’s what we are supposed to do as trainers – and of course I am sure that you can relate, just making things better to help people with their injuries.
I have done the same thing with Finishers, and what was already good I want to make it better. It was based on feedback from my readers, my followers, plus clients. Also, when I tested them out myself I just found a better way of programming them. And also the presentation of the Finishers is going to be a lot easier for people to pick one.
Plus, now it is broken down and has density finishers, upper body finishers, and lower body finishers.
Rick Kaselj: Awesome. Maybe you can explain to people where the idea of the finisher came from and what is a Finisher?
Mike Whitfield: Absolutely. It’s funny that they’ve been around for awhile and I am the only who is obsessed about them. I love writing about them and I love seeing what works. Basically what I have is, I learned from people like Alwyn Cosgrove, Craig Ballantyne, and they’ve used some kind of Bodyweight or some kind of high intensity workout in their programs. What I have done is I’ve taken that and utilized it with my own programs and just put my own big spin on it.
Basically what you are looking at is, a Finisher is a great way of replacing long boring cardio. Typically what people do is, they come to the gym or people go to their home gym, they do the warm up and do the workout and then they follow that with cardio for 30-40 minutes.
What I want to do is for people to replace that cardio part of the training with these Finishers. Because, one, they are a lot more fun and they are a lot more challenging and you can get a lot more muscles working and you are going to burn a lot more calories. And two, the time that it takes. The longest Finisher in the manual I would say is about 10 minutes; on average I would say that would be 5 minutes. And just because of the density method, the sheer density volume during that amount of time, with a little bit of rest that is going to help you break through plateaus.
A lot of people don’t realize that Finishers can actually improve your condition – and we are talking about going up and down the stairs and playing with the kids, just little things like that, which to me is more important than fat loss; but of course everybody is concerned about fat loss.
Rick Kaselj: With the 1.0 what I would do is the days that I couldn’t make it into the gym or didn’t workout I would go into my basement. I have this hallway and I would do your stuff in the hallway and I would curse your name and wonder how in the world you ever thought of these exercises. They are also really good if you don’t have a ton of equipment, have a small space and you can’t get to the gym, you can quickly do them as a workout. They are not meant for that but if you need a quick 10 or 20 minutes workout to do in your basement, in the hallway, it is something that you can do as well.
Mike Whitfield: Absolutely. It’s a great plug and play substitute. I used to say don’t do these during your off days but I have had some readers and clients swear by them, saying ‘I am doing these Finishers on my off day and I am losing fat faster and I am not running into any kind of injuries.’ So people can actually use this on their off day as well.
Rick Kaselj: Awesome. Maybe we can wrap up and you can give us an example of one of your Finishers and explain it to us.
Mike Whitfield: One of the biggest components inside the 2.0 is the density finishing. What I mean about density is it makes you do as much as you can in a given time frame. Let us say for instance, you have 3 exercises – and what I like to do is take the 5 minutes you do these 3 exercises and do as many circuits as you can in the 5 minutes. But here’s the catch: the reps are very short, we are talking as a matter of fact there’s one finisher in there that everything is one rep of this exercise, so that means you are going to put in a lot of rounds.
A good example of a Workout Finisher:
- the lunge jumps you can do – one per second
- you can do close grip push ups – one rep per second
- squat thrusts – one rep per second
- bodyweight squats – one rep per second
You go through that circuit as many times as you can – but of course you are moving from one exercise to another and that alone is burning a lot of calories. And then on top of that you are also putting in the reps.
It’s crazy but is an effective way and puts a lot of fun into your workout. My thing is I don’t want people to get bored in their workout. I want to end their boredom and at the same time also get them results. That’s what Finishers do.
Rick Kaselj: Awesome. Mike, where can people get more information about you?
Take care and bye bye
Here is what Mike’s Workout Finishers 2.0 Looks Like:
Before I go, here is a Workout Finisher that Mike goes through.
Burpee Gauntlet Workout Finisher
That is it, bye bye.