- What have you learn't about trying to achieve _____ so far and has it impacted on your life positively or negatively?
- What has losing more body fat taught you about you as a human being?
- What has having (or losing) more money taught you about yourself so far?
- How has being more peaceful and happy (or not) taught you about your life so far?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
I bet you get it all the time BUT one thing for me is without being vain I think im in good shape, always have been. Ive done some crazy training but never even when competing had 6 pack abs, then I have mates who have em naturally.
Im a big believer in you gotta work with what you got, some people have it natural some don't, yes you can develop skill but if you have some of it naturally its gonna come a lot easier.
From what you know, what are the best ways to get shredded, as in get rid of overall body fat ?
Good question Isaac;
To keep it simple, you are both correct with some people have it "naturally" therefore don't have to 'work' as hard as someone who doesn't have it naturally.
When we are talking about getting shredded to bits, we must look at NUTRITION & RESISTANCE Training combined (although, I would put nutrition ahead but we are keeping it simple). Most people will say, "I've done everything and still NO abs, what the %$#@?!"
It is my belief that 97% of people don't look at nutrition GOOD enough in order to get the shredded look they desire because let's face it, getting shredded to bits takes a lot of DISCIPLINE andCOMMITMENT which most people don't have.
Here's where to start for the body fat to blow torch off your body;
- Eat every 2.5 to 3.5hrs upon waking
- Eat protein with EVERY meal
- Eat veggies with EVERY meal
- Eat starchy carbs i.e. potatoes/rice/bread/pasta ONLY AFTER you have trained
- Drink 2-3ltrs of H20 per day (NO fizzy drinks!)
- Do this 90% of the time in a 7day week i.e. if you have 6meals per day x 7days per week, that's 42meals per week.
90% of that is 38 feeding opportunities that NEED to align with #1-6. Once you have this sorted for 3wks we can look at portion control or other ways to continue to shred! If the above does not match 90% behavior then people don't have the right to pi$$ and moan about being FAT!
This pic below is from Mike Roussell after I sent the response I found his graph which illustrates perfectly what I'm talking about! Mike has got it going on when it comes to Nutrition people, after all that is his living!!!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Have you heard about Black Out?
Join The New Zealand Internet Blackout to protest against the Guilt Upon Accusation law 'Section 92A' that calls for internet disconnection based on accusations of copyright infringement without a trial and without any evidence held up to court scrutiny. This is due to come into effect on February 28th unless immediate action is taken by the National Party.
Well know you do know, check it out for yourself and make your own choice!! I've made mine on twitter and facebook!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Something fishy in Steelers' diet aids cardiovascular health
The Pittsburgh Steelers, a professional American football team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are the reigning National Football League champions, having won the Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.
One big advantage the Steelers have held over their opponents this year has involved a secret supplement - the Steelers have been taking fish oil.
Thirty-six Steelers, ages 23 to 41, participated in a two-year study to determine the cardiovascular advantages of moderately high doses of fish oil. Results conclude that the omega-3 oil raised their high-density lipoproteins (good cholesterol) and lowered very low-density lipoproteins (a form of bad cholesterol) and triglycerides.
The study appears in the new journal, Sports Health: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Randomly selected Steelers were placed on fish oil while others used a placebo as the control group.Highly purified fish oil supplements with mixed levels of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) - the two healthful polyunsaturated fats in fish oil - were used for 60 days.
Good cholesterol, or HDL levels, rose on average by 26 percent in the treatment group compared with 14 percent in the control group. The treatment group also experienced an 8 percent decline in triglycerides, while the control group had a 44 percent increase. High triglyceride levels are a good predictor of coronary heart disease. Declines in the damaging particles in LDL or bad cholesterol - including very low-density and intermediate-density lipoproteins - were also noted in those using fish oil.
Fish oil also is an anti-inflammatory agent, which allows athletes to heal faster from injury while improving attention span, reaction time and cognitive processing.
"This is very simple and safe therapy that's inexpensive," said Dr. James Ehrlich, chief medical officer for Atherotech that developed the Vertical Auto Profile test used to analyze cholesterol levels. "Their numbers look very good."
Dr. Ehrlich noted that many retired National Football League players are obese and have the precursor to diabetes known as metabolic syndrome, along with high blood pressure and cholesterol. 82 percent of 233 retired National Football League players under age 50 were found to have abnormal narrowing and blockages of arteries. About 40 percent also suffer from sleep apnea. Football injuries often render them unable to exercise after retirement. Together, the factors are a formula for heart disease.
"The NFL athlete statistically is at higher risk for future cardiovascular disease and sudden heart attack," Dr. Ehrlich said. "The study demonstrated effectively and dramatically that fish oil improved good cholesterol and lowered damaging particles and triglycerides. It went in the right direction for all of them."
Despite the small number of participants, "rather dramatic improvements in blood lipid profiles were achieved using moderately high doses of omega-3 fish oil supplementation," the study states.
The results suggest that "the professional NFL player should consider continued use of omega-3 supplementation throughout his active years and in retirement."
If you are looking for the "best of the Best" in fish oil I've opened up a "special" I did last year for being interviewed about fish oils!! Click here
Saturday, February 07, 2009
(Side note: I do get the sh#ts when people use age as a reason not to push their personal boundaries of excellence. Don't ever stop living, sure your physical body maybe slowing up but your mind, spiritual, emotional parts of you are just maturing aren't they?)
Girl Power, Defined
by Rachel Cosgrove
On November 15th, 2008 five inspiring women challenged themselves by competing in their very first powerlifting competition, for which they had trained for the previous three months. They had all been lifting weights for a couple years, building up a base of strength, and took on this challenge to give them a focus for their training.
None of them had ever considered doing something like this before. After they made the commitment and had each other to keep motivated, the training began. They worked with Coach Craig Rasmussen, the powerlifting expert at my gym, Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita, California.
As the weeks of training went on, they were all lifting more and more weight. The numbers were going up and up. The thing that surprised them most was that they were all losing body fat, getting leaner, and even losing some weight while training for this event.
Joni, one of the competitors, had this to say: "This is so crazy! I lost another pound today, and I'm eating like crazy! Everyone keeps commenting on how my body is changing and how good I look, and all I've been doing is lifting more and more weight: dead lifting, squatting and bench pressing!"
The day of the competition, the girls were extremely excited to compete in what was for some of them their first athletic competition ever. They were less excited about the outfits.
In powerlifting, you're required to wear a singlet and knee high socks, which isn't the most flattering or feminine look. Karen made the best of it, however, making the outfit as feminine as possible with a pair of pretty pink knee socks, pictured below.
Meet the Girls: Feminine and Powerful!
From left to right: Joni, Janelle, Cindy, Karen, and Jan.
Let's get to know three of the girls a little better.
Please, God, let me make all of my lifts!
Joni recently celebrated her 50th birthday. About three months before the competition, she said to me, "Someday I'd like to try something like a powerlifting competition, maybe in a year or two when I'm ready."
"Why wait?" I asked her. "Do it now!" She was shocked. "Really?" she asked, "You think I could?" And the rest is history.Click here to read these awesome examples of living life....