Sebastien Lagree is the creator of the patented Lagree Fitness Method, inventor of the patented Megaformer and Supra tilting-axes resistance workout machines, owner of Lagree Fitness Studio in Los Angeles and a celebrity fitness trainer. Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Sofia Vergara are just some of the A-list stars who are devotees of Lagree's training method.
Lagree led a live-streamed workout Wednesday on “Good Morning America” for “Workout Wednesday." The workout incorporated all the elements of physical fitness and some elements of Lagree Fitness to develop strength, endurance, core, cardio, balance and flexibility.
Watch the video above to join the workout!
Read below for all you need to know about Lagree's “Workout Wednesday” workout.
WHAT YOU NEED:Mat.
WORKOUT FOCUS:High-intensity, low-impact floor routine.
SEBASTIEN'S WORKOUT TIPS:
SLOW and CONTROLLED MOVEMENT: The entire Lagree Fitness Method is based on slow and controlled movements. We teach in at least four second counts on the positive and four second counts on the negative contraction. Slow movement or reduced speed movement forces your body to recruit more muscle fibers and activate the slow twitch (ST) muscle fibers.
COMPOUNDED MOVEMENT: Because our classes focuses on efficiency, we keep as many muscles engaged in a same movement as possible. We integrate upper and lower body together in each exercises. In addition to being extremely time efficient, it will automatically trigger the core.
RANGE OF MOTION: Stay in the range of motion where you only feel the muscles you are supposed to work. Avoid big or "excessive" range of motion. Big range of motion can put too much stress on the joints and connective tissues. Lagree Fitness is high intensity but low impact on the joints.
CONSTANT TENSION: The objective of the class is to effectively stimulate your ST muscle fibers to get that tone and well defined physique. The ST need at least 60 seconds of constant and continuous tension, so it's important to "stay" in the movement for as long as possible and avoid taking breaks (unless you must absolutely need to).
TIMING: Try to do each exercise for at least 60 seconds to stimulate the ST muscle fibers, which is the endurance/fat burning fiber.
WORKOUT AT YOUR OWN PACE: Each body will adapt differently, so it's very important to go at your own pace.
FLOW: The sequences are organized to keep working on the same group of muscles. This will also keep the heart rate up.
Bonus: Sebastien's Tips to Maximize Your Workout Burn
YOU CAN'T OUT-TRAIN A BAD DIET: If you really want to be lean, then you must stop eating junk food. No matter how often and how long you train, as long as you eat junk food, you will have a have a hard if not impossible time to burn the extra fat. And trust me, I know about bad food; I was born and raised in France! I love pastries but as long as I eat them, I will not be lean.
IT'S NOT HOW LONG YOU WORKOUT, IT'S HOW YOU WORKOUT: Focus on form and intensity, not on how much time you are actually spending at the gym. The body responds to stimulation, not time. If there is not enough stimulation, the body is just burning calories, you must force the body to adapt.