What is a Workout For Leaning Out?
A Workout for Leaning Out is a targeted training session that aims to build muscle and burn fat at the same time. If you can successfully complete one of these workouts, you will increase your lean body muscle, while building up your aerobic base at the same time.
What is the Best Workout for Leaning Out?
The best workout for leaning out is a track workout. I want to share with you a story about how I discovered the track workout, because not many people know about it.
It was the summer between my junior and senior years at Harvard. I had just come off an incredible season where I played in the top position for the tennis team and had huge wins against top ranked players – beating a top 10 nationally-ranked player along the way and gaining my first ever national D1 singles ranking. I was on the upswing and I started working with a top level track coach that summer so I could extend my success into my final year (and try to transition that into a successful pro debut once I graduated).
I hadn’t worked with many running coaches before, and this guy was a top trainer for many elite track athletes. I knew that improving my fitness was a must if I wanted to push forward my success up until that point into the future.
During our workouts, we would go hard. Within the first 15 minutes of many of the workouts I was completely gassed. The 1000 meter sprints would suck everything out of me, especially at the pace the coach wanted me to run them in.
I didn’t realize how effective working out on the track could be — and how useful it was for leaning out. Tennis is an intense sport – but getting in a great running workout is simply unparalleled. Pretty soon my tennis game was taking off from the track workouts — I was leaning down quickly and was effortlessly moving around the court. My endurance, leg strength, and confidence in my fitness was skyrocketing at the same time.
Start Your Workout For Leaning Out Now
If you’ve never done a track workout before, don’t be intimidated. Often times you can use a local track at a high school or college — so head there for your next workout and do this: 4 repetitions of 200 meters. 200 meters is about half the track on an outdoor track and all the way around on an indoor track. Run at a 75% pace of your maximum and then take 2 minutes in between reps. If you’re gassed after the 4, take a few days off and head back again. If you feel you have more in the tank, then do 6 reps.
Start using the track to lean out and jump start your lean body transition today. Let’s do this! Time to get lean.
Jon Pearlman is a former #1 singles player for the the Harvard tennis team, two time All- Ivy athlete, ATP-ranked touring professional, and author of The Lean Body Manual. Jon’s experience as a top tennis player and his passion for fitness and nutrition has made him uniquely positioned to be an advocate and ambassador for the lean body.