- What a difference between Tuesday night and Thursday night this past week on the Boston sports scene. On Tuesday, the Celtics pull off an incredible comeback, the Bruins win Game 6 to to force a Game 7 after being down three games to one and the Red Sox pull off a win in the late innings. Do I really have to go over what happened Thursday night? Sometimes I wonder why I get so emotionally involved with our local teams. I know it has has already taken off 10 years of my life expectancy.
- I’ll say it again. Steady state aerobic training is useless for fat loss purposes. No matter what evidence is out there showing how superior high intensity interval training is for fat loss, very few people are doing it. May be if people realized that steady state aerobic training will actually cause you to hold on to and store MORE body fat people would wake up. Yes, you heard that right. Fat is a low intensity fuel source. Your body is smart enough to know to use fat as a low intensity fuel source. So what does it do? It holds onto body fat. That and steady state aerobic training leads to higher levels of cortisol, a hormone that will help you store body fat. That’s help you and I don’t need.
- Corn, it’s every where. Did you know that corn is the number one source of calories in the American diet? And it’s nasty sister high fructose corn syrup is found in a majority of prepackaged and processed foods. In fact, it may be the leading ingredient in a good number of foods. One of the easiest ways to drop some weight, is to drop the corn.
- A couple of easy ways to get more of a fat burning response to your weight workouts are: 1) go to super set or giant set training instead of straight set training 2) rest for no longer than 90 seconds between sets 3) work in a moderate to higher rep range of 6-12 reps. Then go down to Revere Beach to show off your new, shredded body.
- I figured out why more people aren’t doing squats, deadlifts and pull up variations. Because they’re hard!!
- Since I started working on my Youth Fitness Certification, I’ve learned a couple of things. One thing I’ve learned is that the youth training market has become a huge market. Last year parents spent 5 billion dollars on youth training programs, speed camps or what ever else you can spend 5 billion dollars on for little Johnnie and Susie. But a good portion of that 5 billion dollars was not wisely spent. You’ve seen the camps or programs that will promise to add 24 inches to your 12 year olds vertical leap. Well, the truth is you can do just about anything with a 12 year old and show some form of improvement in a six week period. But the chances of these kids maintaining these increased performances for a sustained period of time is pretty slim. The real emphasis within these programs should be setting these kids up for long term development. That is what International Youth Conditioning Association is trying to teach us and that is why I have bought into their approach.
Have a great weekend every one.