In the fitness world, this time of year means tons of new faces and lives being changed.
New Year's magically pulls people to exercise – maybe you're feeling the pull yourself.
I know it's a little early, but here are 5 predictions for the year… Continue
Added by John Caylor on December 9, 2010 at 10:22am —
How would you like to be 50 pounds lighter 12 months from now?…
Added by John Caylor on November 21, 2010 at 4:30am —
Here's a great article I know you'll enjoy and find informative.
Added by John Caylor on November 15, 2010 at 2:39pm —
We all experience our highs and lows with diet and exercise right, but how bad do you really want a leaner and more toned body?
If you're like most people, pretty bad. But in reality most people fantasize about it instead of taking action on achieving their weight loss goals.
There's a big difference between wanting to and actually doing what it takes. I've seen it many, many times over the years.
With that being said...below you'll find my "9 Healthy Steps To… Continue
Added by John Caylor on October 24, 2009 at 10:46am —
Of all the exercises we have to choose from is there an exercise that specializes in burning body fat?
I get asked this question all the time.
There really isn’t one specific exercise that burns fat, but there is a principle that you can apply that will allow you to burn the greatest amount of fat.
The principle that must be applied is…INTENSITY.
This means that any exercise that gets your heart rate going is a good exercise to burn… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 20, 2009 at 10:29am —
Some foods are labeled sugar free although they have as much sugar as a chocolate chip cookie. They just fail to include the actual word sugar on the ingredient list but instead USE glucose, fructose, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, dextrose, etc.
There are cookies being sold that says right on the front label, "sugar FREE, sweetened with fructose." That means "sugar free sweetened with sugar."
Then there are the sugar alcohols such as sorbitol, malitol, and glycerol… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 18, 2009 at 5:05am —
Here's 3 fat loss mistakes that the majority of people make, and strategies to get back on track.
1. Eating one big meal per day-
Several things happen when you consume only one meal per day in hopes of shedding body fat.
Your body actually acts completely opposite of the desired effect.
Your body will hoard calories because it senses a lack of calories and will save energy for a later time
By consuming frequent meals through out the day,… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 15, 2009 at 8:30am —
The key lies in your ability to pre-plan and prepare. You MUST reorganize the way you eat in order to gain control of your body and see and feel amazing results.
You need to eat supportively and frequently. This means it’s time to get into the HABIT of taking action and planning!
BENEFITS of Planning Ahead
- Avoid skipped meals
- Avoid energy swings
- Avoid unsupportive food choices.
- Gain control of your body
- Achieve Results… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 13, 2009 at 5:27am —
To positively change the composition of your body (decrease fat, increase lean muscle) you have to know how to play the game of numbers. If you burn more calories than the calories you take in each day you will lose weight, this is called creating a caloric deficit. It is the only way to lose fat. If you do the opposite, take in more calories than what you burn, then you will gain weight.
Too much of anything gets stored as fat - even if you're eating nothing but healthy, supportive… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 11, 2009 at 6:02am —
Eat a supportive meal every 3 to 3½ hours.
This routine has the tremendous power to rev up your metabolism. The more often you eat supportive foods throughout the day the easier it will be to burn fat. Why? Every time you eat your metabolism goes up! Supportive foods require more energy to be digested. This is called the “thermic effect” of food (calories used to digest food) and is part of the reason why, when you begin to eat the supportively you are going to feel like you are… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 10, 2009 at 4:45am —
This is the preferred method for eating never-have foods without blowing your nutrition plan. Now, my general rule on cheating is this: make sure that no more than 10% of your meals are missed or cheat meals. So if you’re eating six meals a day, seven days a week (for a total of 42 meals per week), then no more than four of those meals should be misses or cheats. If you can achieve 90% adherence — and anyone can, it doesn’t require extreme discipline — you can get the results you… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 9, 2009 at 6:05am —
Recovery is the key!
While you will only be in the gym engaging in intense resistance exercise for less than one hour, it is what you eat in the 60 minutes before and the 30-45 minutes after that workout that can determine how effective all your hard work will be at moving you towards your goals.
Do you exercise on an empty stomach? What is your body using for fuel? Give up? Your body is using muscle protein for fuel because it doesn't have enough carbohydrates to burn. If… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 8, 2009 at 10:15am —
The best form of exercise for reshaping your body is Resistance Training. This is the term used to describe using weights, machines and even your own body weight to effectively work your muscles.
The goal of resistance training is to gradually and progressively overload the muscles so they get stronger. Through resistance training you can increase your resting metabolic, the rate at which your body burns fat rate (1lb of muscle = 50 additional calories burned per day). When you gain… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 7, 2009 at 7:16am —
The types of foods that you eat along with how big of a caloric deficit you create will be the main factors in determining if you are going to lose fat only or both fat and muscle. To build your fat burning muscle without packing on body fat, you've got to eat the right kind of calories. High quality fuel “supportive foods”– are your quality proteins, complex carbohydrates and fibrous carbohydrates that must be eaten frequently throughout the day.
If you want a copy of the Menu… Continue
Added by John Caylor on February 6, 2009 at 1:00pm —