Yes, the Glycemic Index (GI) is an important part of the nutrition puzzle, but too much emphasis is placed on the GI by ‘net pseudo experts and companies attempting to sell you products. In this vid I cover the essential facts of the GI. I go into great depth about the GI in various articles here on the BrinkZone, as well as in both ebooks Fat Loss Revealed and Bodybuilding Revealed.
It’s always surprising to me the number of people who train hard to lose weight, or gain muscle, etc, but don’t test their body fat, or know what their body fat is. Below is a list of reliable gadgets for testing your body fat. This vid covers that important topic. If you don’t test your body fat, you really have no idea what is working and what is not in your plan if attempting to lose fat and or gain muscle mass!
Inexpensive accurate body fat testers:
People are often told to work in the “fat burning zone” where they “burn” the most fat. Is there any truth to it? I cover the topic below!
I’m not going to be the first person to say that diets do work. I am among one of many, many people that have lost the weight and kept it off. When I got off the beaten path, I reeled myself back in, and post-baby (and post C-section), I knew exactly what I had to do. Exercise was part of my success, but without attention to what I was putting in my mouth, I would not have succeeded. Lots of people will tell you diets don’t work, and that’s because after we taste our first bit of success and hit maintenance mode, we go back to engaging in the same behavior that was making us fat in the first place. I’ve tried them too in the past, Atkins, Zone, South Beach, whatever, and none of them stuck for me. I had to find the appropriate plan that worked for my body, my life, my schedule, and my tastes. The key is to find the right plan for you, that you can adopt as a lifestyle change. So start thinking permanent and long-term if you want to take that weight off and keep it off. The right mental attitude is a key component of your success in the kitchen (and in the gym!)
My latest vid that looks at the effects of whey on weight loss. For those who want more details, go HERE
TACFIT Commando, the fat loss, conditioning and functional fitness program you can do at home without equipment can be found here at www.commando-fatloss.com
TACFIT Commando : Are You Ready For Anything ?
by Guest Author Adam Steer.
Are you ready for all the surprises life throws your way?
Remember the old saying, “It’s not a question of IF something will go wrong, but when”?
True readiness for your life, sport or occupation requires more than just specific training — it requires venturing outside the range and scope of your normal activities to create a “safety valve” for when things go awry.
What the heck does that mean?
The vid below is a similar workout to the “Alternative Workouts for Burning Calories and Losing Fat” workout I put up recently, but minus the upper body work. This workout has forward and reverse sled drags, lunges, one leg ‘straight’ leg deadlifts, and Planks (which didn’t get filmed…) for a highly effective “functional” leg, butt, and general conditioning workout. If more people – especially women – did more workouts like this, using low tech tools, they would get far better and faster results. I see so much wasted time in the gym on all manner of “butt firming” machines, exercises, and other time wasters, which could all be done with a program such as this.
Alternative Workouts for Burning Calories and Losing Fat
This is New England, you take nice days and use them when you can get one as you don’t know when there will be another. On those days I’m just not “feelin’ it” for being in the gym ’cause it’s too damn nice out or some other reason – but I’m in need of some exercise – I will use an “alternative workout” to my typical program. My personal training program revolves around resistance training (weight training baby!) mainly, a GPP/conditioning day(1), and LISS. My general set up, per a program I developed called Brink’s Hybrid Program, involves specific structured resistance training a GPP/Conditioning/HIIT day approx once every 7-10 days and some LISS. When, I say LISS (low intensity steady state aerobics) I mean 30 minute walk, or maybe a 40-60 minute bike ride at an easy pace done as much for relaxation and piece of mind, as for exercise.
Using a GymBoss Timer for GPP/Conditioning Day!
Per my write up of my current GPP/Conditioning day using the GymBoss Interval Timer in a recent blog, I decided to make a vid of the actual workout, which was fun to make, not so much fun to follow! I’m no cross training/endurance
God I can assure you, and brief, intense workouts like this are how I prefer to get in my conditioning workouts. Try it, you’ll enjoy it. OK, you wont “enjoy” it in the classic sense, but you’ll know you have been through a workout! If you do, let me know! For more specific info, additional instructions, etc on the workout, click Here. You can find the Timer listed in the Recommended Products section of the site also.