Monday, October 15, 2012

The "Workout:Not-So-Impossible"

Robert Irvine, Master Chef on Food Network

Robert Irvine, famous Food Network chef of shows like "Restaurant:Impossible", is no stranger to having to get way too many things done in a short amount of time. His show focuses on him getting tough jobs done in very short amounts of time. He was recently interviewed about his workout routine because this master chef is buff!

Irvine, age 47, says that he has switched to lighter weights but regular workout routines at 5:00 am every morning. The important thing to note is that this guy is always looking for a gym everywhere he goes during his 330 days on the road, and takes some of his crew with him.

In his shows, he generally gets to his destination at 7:00 am, and before you know it, he's hard at work getting the impossible job done. Lesson learned: you can get it done.

He has also shared details about his workout and his commitment. From IdeatFit,com:
I do between 45 minutes to 1 hour of very light weights, but with high reps in sets of 60, 50, 40, 20, 30, 10. I do four exercises per body part with one minute rest in between. For example, bench press: 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, 10; one minute; next is another body part and so on. I find this gives me an aerobic workout that also burns fat. When I’m finished I have a shake. This morning I did an hour of cardio, but normally I do 20 minutes of cardio three times per week.
You don’t need to be in a gym to work out. You can swim. You can walk. You can walk up and down stairs. People get this sort of stigma thinking, “Oh, I have to go to a gym, but I don’t look good enough to go to a gym.” The stigma of their extra weight or feeling like they don’t look good enough stops them from going.
Okay. Don’t go to a gym. Instead, find a personal trainer.
Oh and concerning trainers, he says:
Inspiration is the biggest word in the fitness industry. I’m a big believer in trainers because they motivate most people to show up on time, do their workouts and work hard. If you’re a little overweight or just getting into a gym, you need that motivation. I don’t care who you are, if you don’t have [motivation], you may never find it without some help. You need someone to push you. Sometimes I bring my personal trainer on the road with me. 
So find the time. As you see from Irvine, it's never "Impossible"