Do you want to lose body fat, but totally detest the things you’ve been told you “should” do?
Do you want to be able to see muscle in your arms, legs and abs, but feel like you’re just spinning your wheels with your efforts? Want to feel strong and capable, and excited to work out?
Specifically, do you avoid long “dreadmill” sessions at all costs, and skip the joint aches and pains that often accompany traditional cardio exercise?
I have a secret for you: You can.
Last year, the New York Times’ fitness story of the year was that short, intense workouts are incredibly effective for getting leaner, stronger, fitter and healthier overall. The type of sessions they covered ran the gamut from one (yes, one) minute to 30 minutes. (Insert joke about six- versus seven-minute abs here.)
In the vast majority of cases, something is better than nothing, sure, but a fast-paced workout can be better than just about anything.
No kidding. Some of us have known for a while now that doing super-short metabolic-resistance-training sessions — in other words, lifting weights faster — can burn more fat, build more muscle, rev your metabolism, and improve your work capacity better than typical aerobic exercise sessions (which often take much, much longer and deliver less of a payoff). In other words, strength training is pretty unapologetically awesome.
But nobody has time to work out. Or at least, that’s the refrain. Lack of time is the single most common reason given for not following a regular fitness routine.
And it can definitely be tricky to fit it in. Our lives are also often jam-packed with nonnegotiable obligations — working long hours or multiple jobs, taking the kids to their various activities, plus doing the general errands, tasks and upkeep of life in this century — that can send us careening through our days from dawn to dusk. Fitting fitness in on top of all that can genuinely seem like a daunting or even impossible task.
That means making it quick. Like…super quick. So quick that everyone has time to do this workout. No exceptions.
I’m Jen Sinkler. I’ve spent more than 13 years as a fitness editor, writer and personal trainer, with another two full decades also training as an athlete (many of those on the U.S. national rugby team). I’ve learned hands-on about what works and what doesn’t — not to mention what's an absolute blast to do. My passion is providing information that will change your life in a way that won’t patronize or bore you (unfortunately, these often seem to be your options).
I want to tell you why so many people work their butts off, with nothing to show for it. I want to tell you why so many people just like you hate exercise, why it feels full of drudgery and “shoulds.”
I get it. I’ve been there: miserable in my own body, not making time for workouts, toiling away and not making a dent. In fact, it’s only because I've been there that I know how you can fix it.
And you can. Because — here’s a shocker — you don’t have to put yourself through long, laborious workouts to get the physique you want.
That’s how the idea for Lift Weights Faster was born.
I'm telling you, this method of training works, and works... faster.
Q:Cardio is for burning fat, strength training is for building size...right?
A:Not exactly. Not if you lift weights faster. This kind of hybrid training will help you get leaner, build muscle, move better, and feel better.
So, why does everyone think you have to do long, tedious or painful workouts? Why have we been conditioned to believe that traditional aerobic exercise is the best and only way to lose fat?
Here’s the scoop: Because of some research data that has been misinterpreted since the 1960s (maybe it was all the LSD?), we’ve been sold the idea that aerobic activities, such as swimming, biking and running, form the very essence of fitness and were the only way to get fit. In mainstream media outlets, we are still told that traditional cardio is the best and only way to burn off a donut.
Resistance training, on the other hand, has been positioned primarily as a bulk-building, bro-tastic activity that is a nice-but-not-necessary supplement to your fat-burning cardio routine.
Think about that for a second. For over 50 years, we’ve been told that. And, as a society, we believed it, because scientists told us it was true.
But it isn’t.
You see, new research shows that lifting weights is, in many ways, better than traditional cardio for fat loss, performance, and even overall health.
If you really want to see the best results possible, you don’t just need to “lift weights.”
You need to lift weights faster.
And I mean that literally: You take traditional weight-training exercises and do them faster, in every sense of the word. Lift light weights more explosively; decrease rest periods between sets; finish the workout more quickly and spend LESS time in the gym.
And when you do this correctly, you get many of the benefits of cardio and strength training at the same time, say more recent studies. Instead of going two steps forward and one step back (like most fitness programs), you’ll get the best of both worlds.
Let’s get something out of the way now: I’m not knocking traditional aerobic exercise, or saying it’s useless. It burns a calorie, it’s good for your heart, and many people enjoy it. But, a) It doesn’t build an appreciable amount of muscle — a major component in long-term fat loss; b) When done often, endurance training can lead to chronically elevated levels of stress hormones, which work against you pretty hard in terms of fat loss; and c) Many people flat-out can’t bring themselves to do it. And, frankly stated, the best exercise program in the real world is the one you will comply with.
In whatever form you choose to pursue it, exercise should be enjoyed — not dreaded.
The Lift Weights Faster Solution
The basis for Lift Weights Faster is to combine circuit training and sprint workouts, with a decided absence of long, slow, chore-like workouts and NO TREADMILLS. (It is absolutely every individual's prerogative to do any activity you enjoy, of course, but contrary to popular belief, your fitness regimen doesn’t have to involve a dreadmill.) This combination of heavy lifting, moderate-load lifting, and sprinting is a super-effective training method for blasting body fat and building muscle. If your goals are that simple, look no further:
- Boring is deadly. Boring is noncompliance. Boring is failure. If you dread your workouts, it's time to try something new. The Lift Weights Faster conditioning librarys each include 130 and 180, respectively in volumes 1 and 2, different workouts, so you have plenty to choose from. Even better, you will want to do them.
- The workouts are incredibly short — anywhere from just 10 to 30 minutes! — yet still pack a punch. You don't have to block out hours in your calendar (which can be so daunting that it leads to skipping them altogether!), which will save you massive amounts of time.
- Train and feel like an athlete. Even if you don’t have a background in sports, these workouts are going to make you feel strong, fast, confident, and coordinated. If you are an athlete, this type of conditioning work can help boost performance.
- Work out in any amount of time, anywhere. Every single workout in Lift Weights Faster is organized by both time and equipment at your disposal, so you can select one that works for you, every time. There are six different categories of equipment to choose from: bodyweight, minimal equipment (great for travel), dumbbells (also great for hotel gyms!), kettlebells, barbells and full gym. You can also choose between workouts that last less than 10 minutes, less than 20 minutes, or less than 30 minutes, depending on how much time you’ve got available. Plus, every workout is categorized by level of difficulty — beginner, intermediate or advanced — with plenty of options for all of them.
- Get stronger from a 360-degree perspective. Most traditional programs neglect both major and minor muscle groups, and leave your body with strength gaps that leave you more susceptible to injury. Not this one!
- Straight-up LOVE your workouts. You don’t need to force yourself into someone else’s routine. Find one that works for you and that you want to RAVE about. Make adaptations and modifications. Play. Whether you’re aiming for fat loss or seeking greater performance, consistency is the key, and keeping your workouts enjoyable is vital to staying consistent.
- Following these workouts will make your life easier. Think of things in your everyday life that you wish you could do. Do you just hate making multiple trips in from the car when you’ve gone grocery shopping? (Everyone does, right?) Let’s get you carrying every bag in one trip.
A related story: One of my clients says she has become the mom who can tuck a kid under each arm and run to the top of the sledding hill without even feeling tired or winded.
Think of how difficult that is: Running in deep snow, in the middle of winter, while awkwardly holding two tiny humans under each arm and running full speed up a hill – without breathing heavily.
That’s just what happens when you Lift Weights Faster.
You’ve got two options, both of which smoke you through a combination of carefully crafted full-body circuit workouts. One is Lift Weights Faster, the original: a 130-session choose-your-own-adventure-style fitness plan that created a movement. The second option is its sequel, which consists of 180 COMPLETELY NEW AND DIFFERENT workouts that dial things up yet another notch. Essentially, it’s the supercharged version. (With both, we’ve received hundreds of emails from people saying they can’t believe how much value they get for the money.)
Jen Gives Crystal Clear Coaching Cues
One of the best instructors EVER — just listen to her clear instructions and cues [in her videos]! I would like our class to re-learn windmills the way she teaches them. This is new to me, and I like the precision in her method.
Takoma Park, MD
LWF Is Worth Three Times the Price
I treated myself to LWF a few days ago and hands down it is easily worth three times as much as I paid. I HIGHLY recommend to anyone who is thinking about buying it to go ahead and go for it! Amazing deal and super quality information!
The Exercise Glossary is Superb
Your exercise glossary is superb! Very easy to follow. It was a pleasant surprise to see that this was a compilation of workouts from other fitness experts, as well. Makes for great variety. Overall a job really, really well done!
Encouraging and Inspiring
You encourage and inspire me to find what works for me on a daily basis, and to reconnect with my inner firecracker again. Your LWF package is incredible. Thank you. Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for what you do.
Have Fun, Develop Radass Form
I can’t recommend LWF highly enough! It is so complete and awesome, and Jen is just fun to watch. I learned so much and my form is now pretty badass on account of this rad lady. Get this!
Considering Turning Myself In
I bought LWF yesterday and couldn’t believe the value! Feeling a little guilty, like maybe I robbed someone, but am thrilled to be armed the great information and workouts!
Des Moines, IA
Challenging, Effective, Efficient, Fun Workouts
This is the program I treated myself to in January. Can’t even begin to tell you how much I love it! These workouts are challenging, effective, efficient and FUN. I genuinely look forward to every workout and my progress.
Get Inspired to Move
Love the workouts, and the content you post! Thanks for the inspiration
Lift Weights Faster will show you:
- How a unique challenge-based training method will have you progressing workout after workout, ensuring that your performance improves and you get leaner while getting stronger!
- Why you MUST dramatically shorten your training sessions for the fastest fat-loss results.
- How to safely execute hundreds of exercises, ensuring you have proper instruction as you embark on this training adventure.
- The cornerstone of conditioning, a training method so powerful that you will burn more fat even after you're done working out.
- Little-known exercise techniques that, when implemented, will make your workouts even more effective.
With this interactive e-package, you’ll receive instructional videos, a huge library of workouts, exercise descriptions and guides, and much more. All you have to do is reap the rewards. Here’s exactly what you’re going to get with Lift Weights Faster:
Lift Weights Faster User Manual$99 Value
I’ll explain the how to get the best results possible (as well as cover the biggest conditioning mistakes). You’ll also learn how to use these workouts with a traditional strength program, if you choose.
Lift Weights Faster: Conditioning Workout Library$199 Value
The Lift Weights Faster conditioning libraries each include 130 and 180 done-for-you workouts, respectively in volumes 1 and 2, each with in-depth instructions, as well as sections broken down easily by equipment and expected workout times.
Lift Weights Faster: Exercise Glossary$179 Value
Step-by-step photos and clearly written coaching cues for every single exercise in the workout library so you know how to do exercises correctly and effectively. (These nearly 270 exercise how-to’s are a great value on their own!)
Lift Weights Faster: Gear Guide$99 Value
If you’re looking to pick up some equipment of your own, figuring out where to start can be challenging. My gear guide cuts through the fluff with solid recos.
Lift Weights Faster.com: Exercise Video Library$199 Value
Instant Access! For those who like to be talked through things live, I break down 30 of the most complicated exercises to help you perfect form, avoid injury and improve the way you move. PLUS a dynamic warm-up and five challenge workouts!
Lift Weights Faster: No Assembly Required$199 Value
PLUS, included are FOUR comprehensive 12-week programs that explain how to use Lift Weights Faster as a stand-alone program with minimal equipment, as a stand-alone with a full gym, and how to combine it with a strength program.
Total Value: $1051
To put the value of this package into perspective, if you were to get just three of these workouts per week training with me personally, you'd spend over a thousand dollars in a single month. With this package, you're getting over a year's worth of workouts for much less than the cost of a single session!
PLUS 20 Guest Workouts From Top Fit Pros in EACH Library
I hate to do that cheesy “But wait, there’s more!” thing, buuuuut…there is. And it’s something awesome. Not only do you get workouts from me and my team, all of which have been test-driven for the right mix of strength, balance, mobility, and toughness, but I also tapped 20 of the top fitness professionals in the industry to provide guest workouts.
You’ll get a little flavor from the best in the business at kettlebell training, Olympic lifting, brute strength and athleticism. (Plus one from the guy who is known for making butts as big, strong, and bubbly as possible.) Look for the corresponding workouts listed under each photo, plus nine more from experts not pictured here!
owner of Girls Gone Strong
kettlebell trainer and self-proclaimed “meathead yogi”
expert at snuggling and building bodies
body and mind transformer
Olympic weightlifting coaching standout
"The Barbell's Revenge"
lifter, trainer, funnyman
"The Gentle Carry"
elite powerlifter, figure competitor
"The 12 Days of Christmas"
integrative physician and fat-loss whisperer
"It's A Damn Chain"
glute guy and researcher
master instructor with StrongFirst
Master RKC, master in badassery
"Ladder Me Up"
great trainer but mean son of a gun
"The One and Done"
(I’ve tried out many of their workouts already, and you are in for it, in the best possible way.)
Alexis Has Gone From Size 16 to a 6
During my early training sessions with Jen, I thought I would never catch my breath after conditioning! Now, I come home excited about what I just accomplished — I talk about how I made it through an entire cycle without putting the kettlebell down!
One of the best moments for me was when I was teaching my daughter to ride a bike, and I could run alongside her effortlessly for as long as she needed. I couldn’t do that before Lift Weights Faster!
Brad Is Undercover But His Results Are Spectatular
I’ve lost significant weight before and it was just not sustainable. The Lift Weights Faster workouts [coupled with a primal style of eating] were something that I KNEW I could do long term. Like the-rest-of-my life long-term. The workouts were easy to follow, easy to implement, easy to do. Even though many of them weren’t exhausting, they were effective. It has become part of my life.
I don’t know exactly how much I’ve lost. It’s over 50 pounds, and it took about 6 months to lose the weight. I’m not losing anymore, but my physique — and more importantly the way I feel about myself — continue to improve.
When people ask what I’ve been doing (and I get asked this all the time), my explanation always ends with “just give it a week.” If it doesn’t feel good after a week, quit. How could you possibly be worse off than when you started?
"I've Learned About Good Form and Maximizing My Training Time"
For me as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, the Lift Weights Faster site and workouts are FANTASTIC! I am a true kettlebell and lifting enthusiast and Jen brings a new fresh approach with her great ability to convey good form and instruction. The workouts on the site are new and challenging and that makes it FUN!
I have learned more about good form and maximizing my training time with the help of the Lift Weights Faster site and workouts."
I've Been Amazed By My Progress With Lift Weights Faster 2!
I have been amazed by the progress and changes I've seen doing the Lift Weights Faster workouts.
I'm at a level of fitness I never thought I'd achieve. The ability to track my progression has also helped me become more disciplined both in and out of the gym, as I've become more conscious of my nutrition, too. Before starting the program, I simply wanted to get into better shape - and Lift Weights has far surpassed my expectations."
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: “I don’t want to have to join a gym – do I have to?”
A: You do NOT need a gym membership to do many of the workouts included in Lift Weights Faster.
One of the best parts about the program is that the workouts are organized by category, based on equipment you have on hand. You can choose from six different categories, including bodyweight, minimal equipment, dumbbell, kettlebell, barbell and full gym.
Over a third of the workouts are either bodyweight only or use a minimal amount of equipment.
Q: “The 10-, 20-, and 30-minute workouts don’t seem like they would be sufficient. Would Lift Weights Faster need to be supplemented with another workout program?”
A: You’d be surprised what kind of changes you can effect in that amount of time! If you’re doing the workouts correctly, with proper form and steadily increased weight over time, and completing them more quickly, you’ll continue to give your body reason to adapt.
While the Lift Weights Faster workouts can be used as a successful stand-alone program, the workouts can also very easily serve as conditioning finishers after your strength training session, if you’re following a more traditional strength program, such as Get Stronger Faster.
Q: "Which version should I get, the original Lift Weights Faster or Lift Weights Faster 2?"
A: Honestly, you can’t go wrong either way. The workouts are all new and completely separate from each other, and both resources are rich with video instructionals, high-definition photographs, and written descriptions of every single exercise that appears in any workout.
The main difference? Lift Weights Faster 2 is supercharged. It includes 50 more workouts than the original, taking its tally to over 180!
Q: “Is Lift Weights Faster a program or a collection of workouts? Should I do them in any particular order?”
A: Lift Weights Faster is a collection of full-body, strength-building, fat-burning workouts. You can do any of them in any order, OR you can use the workout calendars provided in No Assembly Required, and follow the plan as mapped out for you.
Just keep in mind that, as my friend Carla Birnberg writes, “It doesn’t MATTER what the ‘ideal’ is. What matters is what I will consistently do.” And I can promise you that you will do these workouts, which have all been tested on clients and other trainers, because you will love them.
Plus, as I said before, Lift Weights Faster workouts can easily provide the conditioning supplement to a progressive strength program.
Q: “I travel a lot for work. Will Lift Weights Faster be an effective workout for when I’m jet-setting from place to place?”
A: If you travel a lot, it’s not feasible to only train when you’re at home — I hear you loud and clear on that one! This conditioning library is the perfect thing to take with you on the go. Because the workouts are organized both by equipment and time, you can select the ones that are appropriate for you in any environment (and there are lots of options for limited equipment and space!).
Even if you’re limited on time and equipment, there are plenty of ways to keep your workouts fresh and challenging. Lift Weights Faster workouts include varying set and rep schemes, and different rest styles and workout structures, so cycle through different workouts to always present your body with a challenge.
Q: “Is LWF for men or women…or both?”
A: Lift Weights Faster is for anyone looking to enjoy their trip to the gym, their backyard or their living room. Lack of motivation doesn’t discriminate by gender, and neither do I. By enjoying your workout, you’re more likely to stick with the program and continue outdoing your expectations, whether man or woman.
With our library of exercises, videos, workouts and how-to’s, anyone can learn these the movements included in these workouts. If you’re already familiar, that’s great. If not, get ready to learn exercises and movements you’ll remember and use for the rest of your life!
Q: “Am I too old to do such fast-paced workouts?”
A: At the gym I co-own with my husband, called The Movement Minneapolis, I run classes with people anywhere from age 21 to 66, and we do Lift Weights Faster with them three times a week. I don’t believe limits should be placed on participants because of their age.
That said, I always start every client, regardless of age, off with just a little bit at a time. You want to give your muscles and connective tissues time to adapt, so go easy into the workouts.
If anything feels like too much — too much speed, too much weight — it probably is. That’s why absolutely everything is scalable. There are ways to dial back the intensity and get comfortable with the exercise before going any harder.
As we age, fat-burning hormones like growth hormone and testosterone begin to decline, so a program intended to spike these hormones, as Lift Weights Faster workouts do, can only benefit you in the long run, either young or old.
Q: “Jen, I’ve never really lifted or worked out before. Is this program for me?”
A: Everything Lift Weights Faster provides for you is meant to be learned by anyone who is interested.
If you’re a beginner — meaning you’ve never or rarely stepped foot in a gym — you can still get comfortable enough with the content to get started. Our Exercise Video Library and Exercise Glossary is intended to help walk you through each movement correctly so you can do it properly before going forward.
That being said, if you’re already a fitness enthusiast, this program is perfect for you, as well. The workouts are intended to challenge each participant — and that looks different for everyone.
Q: Done, deal, I’m in! How will Lift Weights Faster be shipped to me??
A: Shipping is so 1999. Both programs are a completely digital, downloadable series PDFs that you get instant access to as soon as you purchase. What’s more, you can download and access the entire system on any device that can read a PDF — which these days is nearly anything. You can read it on your computer, your tablet, or your phone, provided it doesn’t take up the entire passenger seat of your car. You can even print it out. Be forewarned - it's about 9" tall of printed paper.
Try It For 30 Days
People say you can't have it all, but I’ve included a 30-day money-back guarantee so you have the comfort of knowing that if this incredible program doesn't work for you, you get your money back, no questions asked. You have nothing to lose — except body fat and hesitations. Aside from that, you can only gain: confidence, muscle, and peace of mind. If it doesn't work out for you, for whatever reason, your money and the program is yours.
I developed this program to let people know that it's OK — and entirely possible — to enjoy your workouts. Traditionally structured workouts aren't the "end all, be all" when it comes to the proper approach to fitness. If you dread the gym, you need to try something new.
I want you to get stronger in every direction. I want you to see results you never thought possible. I want you to perform better, be more confident, and — most importantly — I want you to enjoy yourself and be motivated to train. I want you to enjoy it so much that you never look back.
I've made it a point to help my audience and clients understand that you don't need to force yourself into someone else's routine. Find one that works for you, and one that gets you to your goals.
My confidence in the program is unwavering — hence the money-back guarantee. I know this flat-out works.
Legal Disclaimer: Due to recent changes in law from the FTC, it is required that all companies identify what a "typical" result is. The results depicted on this website are actual results of real clients who followed the workouts and principles described in Lift Weights Faster. If you don't do anything, you can expect no results. If you want results, you should do this, too.