Shred Set is an all new 10-minute workout that will definately show results.
The exercise industry will have you believe that maximal weight loss can only happen with the help of high-tech equipment, complicated routines, and expensive gym memberships. Fitness guru and Men’s Health Next Top Trainer 2015 winner, Gideon Akande will tell you otherwise. All you need is your own body, an open area, and less than ten minutes out of your day to look better than ever before.
The concept of the Shred Set is simple. There are seven exercises performed for one minute each – nonstop. While other training sessions include rests in between exercises, Gideon designed this particular program so that at least one area of the body is under focus during every second of the circuit. Each minute switches between muscle groups, from lower-body to upper-body for example, giving the previous zone a rest, but there is no full-body downtime.
This doesn’t just mean that you are getting your workout over with quicker, although that certainly is a plus. The constant activity design, according to Gideon to Men's Health, “melts more fat during and after your workout, stimulates muscle growth, and increases muscular endurance than many hour-long gym workouts.” In order to look your best, cardio is never enough. Gideon’s seven-minute workout is the perfect balance of aerobics, strength training, and isometrics.
Here are the seven steps to Gideon’s “Shred Set.” Remember it’s one minute per exercise, with no breaks!
- Lateral squat to reverse lunge skip
- Inchworm with pushup
- Running foot fire
- Squat pulse to reverse lunge
- Kick-through pushup
- Reverse lunge to front kick
- Burpee to hip switch
If “lateral squat” means nothing to you, don’t fret, you should buy the Riptensity video which provides clear visuals to follow along to. In order to avoid unwanted injuries from bad form, it is recommended that you follow Gideon’s on-screen expertise as he guides you through the circuit step-by-step.
On top of the rigorous Shred Set, Riptensity has five other short circuit training workouts all designed around Gideon’s non-stop, constant activity design. The video includes three levels of fitness so that a new trainee can start with beginner programs and work their way up through intermediate and advanced sessions as they get progressively stronger.
Yes, the workout is quick and condensed while still offering you the full body attention and rigor of hours spent at the gym. Plus, you don’t have to deal with expensive gym memberships or judgy workout neighbors. This fitness routine can be done from the comfort of your own home. Still, according to followers, the thing that really makes this routine exceptional is the trainer.
General Manager of ENRGi Fitness, Chantelle Rateliff said “the energy that Gideon brings to the program is top-notch. He’s an inspiring coach. He’s easy to follow, so people don’t have the opportunity to sit on the couch and say ‘I can’t do that’.
Another fitness blogger who reviewed the program also praised Gideon’s charm saying, “It’s just the fact he makes me laugh when working hard. He brought a lot of energy and personality to the workouts and made the time fly”.
With this quick and easy routine, you don't have to feel guilty that you don't have time to fit in the gym.