4 Sneaky Tricks with Finishers

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I know what you plan on doing… you’re going to skip to #4 aren’t you? Hold on a second though, ok?

Because if you skip this part, you’ll miss out on this wicked lower body/ab finisher found inside the “Meathead Freaks” program inside the Finisher Freaks Inner Circle.

Imagine doing this after a lower body workout, too. Wicked stuff…

Lunge Jumps (20 secs), rest 10 secs – Do this 4 times, then ONE plank to failure.

Each week, try to improve your time on the plank… even if it’s just a few seconds.

You should see the finisher I have in the Men’s Health Big Book of Getting Abs… it’s a doozy.

But did you know that there are more to finishers than just getting faster results? You can get “crafty”. What a cool word. “Crafty. Ha.  I’ll say it again… “crafty”.

Seriously, I don’t share this enough. So, try these 4 sneaky tricks with your finishers…

Sneaky Trick # 1 – Use a Strategic Finisher Schedule 

Unless you’re ONLY doing cardio for fat loss (and certainly hope not), you’re either on a full body workout schedule or a form of an upper/lower split.

First, let’s take a look at the total body schedule. This one is an easy choice. Simply pick any finisher and plug it in. However, if you want to define your upper body more (shoulders, arms, chest), then choose an upper body finisher to hit those trouble spots.

It’s a great way to “sneak” in volume without having to sacrifice a lot of time.

Having trouble with the thighs or looking for leaner, firmer legs? Hit a lower body finisher.

The variety of set and rep schemes with the short rest periods will give your body a stimulus it’s never experienced. That’s where the definition comes in.

Now, if you’re on an upper/lower split or something similar, there’s a few of things you can do. If you’re trying to lose fat faster, you could easily plug in the OPPOSITE muscle group finisher. For example, if you’re on an upper body workout day, you could polish off your workout with a lower body finisher.

That means you’ll hit your whole body, activating more muscle groups.  That means more calorie burning.

Another choice is using a density style finisher because they fit really well with any type of upper/lower split. They are short enough for a metabolic afterburn but won’t impede recovery. Just be conservative your first week.

Trying to get a more chiseled muscle look? That’s the next tip…

Sneaky Trick # 2 – How to Get a More “Chiseled” and Athletic Look with Finishers

Another benefit of using workout finishers is you’ll see more defined muscle because you use more resistance than traditional interval training and because of the disturbance on your metabolic systems with the unique set and rep schemes.

But to get even MORE benefit with the finishers, you can create HARDER muscle by working the same muscle group as you do in your main workout.

For instance, if you do an upper body workout, you could easily plug in an upper body finisher to produce more volume. And because of the way they use “metabolic stacking” (more volume in less time), you won’t run into overuse injury.

That means you’ll get harder muscle, giving you a more chiseled look (again, something you won’t find with interval training).

=> Here’s how to train like an athlete using the BEST finishers

Sneaky Trick # 3 – Use a Finisher on an Off Day to Accelerate Fat Loss

Yes, you will be surprised that finishers are 10 minutes are less, but remember to look at the studies. When using metabolic stacking like density, you can speed fat loss, improve conditioning and even dominate your workout performance by putting such a “taxing” stimulus on your system.

What you may not understand until you put these finishers in place is what it does MENTALLY. These finishers speed fat loss; sure. But it’s more than the calories being burned.

When you take 15 minutes to get to the gym, and then another 30-40 minutes to do your “cardio”, and finally another 15 minutes to come home, that’s over an hour wasted on your day.

That’s mentally draining and it takes time away from your friends and family. This can easily lead you to poor food choices. I’ve seen this happen with my clients that did this before using finishers.

Plug in one of these quick finishers instead and you’ll be rejuvenated, helping you make smarter decisions. I recommend you knock it out in the morning or mid-day instead of going for the second cup of coffee.

Sneaky Trick # 4 – You Can Create Your Own Workout!

This is perhaps the newest discovery of workout finishers. You should see the success stories of people just like you who are doing this very approach.

How would you like to literally create your own workout? How cool is that? Here’s the thing to remember when doing this approach…

Pick at most 4 finishers when using this method. Even then, that’s being aggressive. I personally wouldn’t do any more than 3.

Remember, your body is taking in a lot of volume in a short amount of time, so finishers are MUCH more intense than standard workouts.

You will want to rest for 2 minutes between finishers when using this method.  Pick your finishers and go after it. You’ll experience INSANE fat loss, but this is just a warning – this is very HARD work.

But some readers have told me they saw results within just a few days of using this unique approach. I recommend doing them in this order here:

1) Density Finisher
2) Lower Body Finisher
3) Upper Body Finisher

This way, you’ll hit the total body with the density finisher, and then you’ll hit your trouble spots with the other two. If you’re crazy, you can add one more finisher.

Bonus Tip – So perhaps you went a little overboard at the party or over the weekend with the food? I’ve been there. Honestly, with my genetics, I can look at a bag of chips and gain two pounds <<sigh>>

This is what I did with my private clients – use a finisher after your main workout PLUS for the next 7 days, work through one finisher on your off day as well. This will boost your overall metabolic rate.

That will let you make up ground fast from your weekend binge (and don’t worry, we’ve all done it!).

And to get even BETTER results, you can do all of these with me and Brian Kalakay with follow-along videos…

51 finishers (including a variety of density, gauntlets, ladders and more)

Finishers Aggression – 7 Day Workout System to shed the most ever in just 7 days (warning – this is an ADVANCED method)

Metabolic Chaos – the 4-week system that uses it all… metabolic resistance training (MRT), metabolic conditioning and metabolic finishers.

PLUS, you’ll get done-for-you meal plans, a manual of how to choose the right finisher based on your goals, and the lifestyle guide to help you not only lose the fat, but KEEP it off.

After all, if a “poorly-gened” guy like me can drop 105 pounds, you can certainly get off those last pesky 18 pounds, right?

65% off ends soon => Workout Finishers 2.0 System + Bonuses

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See you in the videos,

Mikey, CTT

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Leave A Reply (9 comments so far)

  1. Philip
    10 years ago

    Your aggression 7 day workout looks cool (or hot!).
    Are there any finishers in particular you would choose instead of intervals? Or could I look at one that fits in with the main workout?

    • Mikey
      10 years ago

      Hey Philip, I would do this system as laid out. You can run in place for the intervals as well.

  2. Philip
    10 years ago

    Cheers Mike
    I thought you implied in one of you email newsletters that intervals are not your favourite.

  3. Mikey
    10 years ago

    Ha, they’re not… but when I put a 7-day system together, I throw it all into the mix 🙂

  4. Lisa Oliva
    10 years ago

    I ordered your program and I do really like it a lot! However, I’m find myself re-reading your web page that talks about your journey, what your program consists of, and how to put it all together, because I’m looking to see if I missed the part that tells you how to distinguish the type of finisher I’m looking to do. The part that confuses me, is the labeling of the finishers. (the four phases to be exact). You mentioned, lower body finishers, upper body finishers, density, etc…….
    How do I know which finisher is which? The names you’ve given them, such as 4X4,(which I did yesterday) I don’t know what type of finisher that’s considered. I’m also wondering if I bought the full system,,,, when I look at your picture of everything you get, I think I’m missing the bottom 8 blue finishers next to the “7 day crank start”. Please help me figure this out so I can start the program properly and not feel like I’m all over the place with it.. 🙂 Thank you!!


    • Mikey
      10 years ago

      Hey Lisa! Welcome aboard!

      The finisher type descriptions are in the manual. Also, all the types are grouped together. So, all the density finishers are in one place, etc. They aren’t really “phases”. You can do a density finisher one day and then a gauntlet another day. That’s part of the fun. Each group is titled at the top (for example, you’ll see “upper body finishers” at the top of each page with upper body finishers). You can also refer to the table of contents for a quick reference.

      Yes, you got the full system. To make it easier on the customer, the different types of finishers (as well as exercise photos and descriptions if you don’t want to use the videos) are in just ONE manual (which is why I have a table of contents… that’s a lot of stuff! 🙂

      So if you want a place to start – I recommend doing Metabolic Chaos. That’s the full 4-week program (with full workouts). Simply follow it as is.

      Hope that helps!

  5. Tanja M Bell
    10 years ago

    Hi Mike… Love you in TT 2.0! Just bought this program; looking forwarding to working out with you and Brian! I have the same question as Lisa Oliva. I understand how the finisher types are grouped/laid out in the manual; however, in the 51 Workout Finishers Videos, they don’t appear to follow the same grouping. As Lisa asked.. what group does the 4×4 video fall in? Please let us know if this is explained somewhere and we missed it. Thanks again… (^_^)

  6. Tanja M Bell
    10 years ago

    Mike… Oh my! I matched the video titles to those in the manual. Voila! Found it… Sorry about that!

    • Mikey
      10 years ago

      No worries Tanja! Enjoy the program! 🙂