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Waterbury 10x3 Method for Fat Loss


#1

I've been doing the Jim Stoppani Shortcut to Shred program which includes a minute of cardio exercise between each individual set. I'm wanting to try the Waterbury 10x3 Method for Fat Loss program, but my question is how often do you do the fat burning booster described in the program? I can't find anything talking about that so far, is it just once per the workout or between each time you change the type of lift your doing or what?

Honestly, now when I do my workouts, I feel like I'm cutting myself short if between sets I just stand or sit there waiting and not going to do a minute of some type of cardio.


#2

[quote]tstrahan87 wrote:
my question is how often do you do the fat burning booster described in the program? I can’t find anything talking about that so far, is it just once per the workout or between each time you change the type of lift your doing or what? [/quote]
It’s done at the end of the session, after the lifting. How or why would you possibly do 10 minutes of interval cardio between each exercise?

The rest periods in that Waterbury program are only 45 seconds and they get shorter as the plan progresses. I’m sure you can manage, at most, 45 seconds of self-discipline needed to stick to a program written by a very smart and successful coach who designed the routine a certain way to achieve a certain result.

Not to mention that, if you’re doing it right and being strict with the rest periods, by the time you get to the 6th or 7th set of 3-rep deadlifts or front squats with such short rest, you’ll be wishing for more rest time not another exercise to do.

Alternating cardio or “other stuff” with a set of lifting is one particular strategy, but it’s not a must that needs to be done in every program. I’m a big fan of “fillers” or mobility-type work between most sets, but even that’s not appropriate for every set of every workout.


#3

Change up the weight or put more intensity into your lifting -40 work sets of compound movements should have you dripping with sweat if you’re even moderately pushing it


#4

I’ve done this program. 10x3 with the low rest periods is no joke, if you’re not being a weenie about the weight being used.