In this post I’m sharing another workout by Funk Roberts. He has become something of an evangelist for metabolic workouts; these are workouts in which you perform reps for a set amount of time, rather than do a certain number of reps at a certain weight. Rest periods are minimal. This helps the body build muscle and burn fat simultaneously. It’s not a quick transformation, but I have personally seen steady progress following Roberts’ workouts.
A word of caution: Wait an hour after eating and drinking before doing one of Funk’s workouts, or else you’ll get nauseous. I’ve had to cut workouts short so I wouldn’t throw up on my living room carpet. Otherwise, this is great, you’ll get a full body workout in less than 30 minutes.
In your fitness journey, pain in muscles and joints is inevitable. I’m currently experiencing it in my Achilles tendon. Should you continue working out while you have these problems? Not without addressing the pain and recovering from the underlying issues.
In this first video, Jeff Cavaliere of Athlean-X explains the cycle of pain; how pain in one part of the body causes one to change their exercise movements, which leads to overcompensation in other parts, and then new pain in those parts. The answer to most physical pain is joint recovery, which is possible with diet and supplements.
Cavaliere promotes his own brand of supplements on his YouTube channel, and that’s a good place to start. Athelan-X is one of the most reputable fitness channels on YouTube. If you wish to shop around, this video by The5bestpro lists 5 other good brands.