For long term health, fitness, and fat loss (fat burning) success, understanding cortisol and the role it plays in your body is absolutely crucial. Cortisol is important for survival, but allowed to run wild can be a huge detriment to your health, fitness, and fat loss goals. Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you having trouble losing body fat? These are just two signs that you might be letting cortisol run wild. Let me get into the importance of cortisol first, and then I’ll go into how too much can derail your health, fitness and fat burning goals.
Workout finishers are considered quick exercise drills or routines to help enhance your GPP (general physical preparation). These workout finishers are generally designed to round out your fitness abilities or to close up any holes in your overall fitness program. Check out the video and I'll go into details below.
One of my goals for 2015 is to develop more motivational material for Fat X 101 so as to help motivate and re-motivate Fat X 101 followers (FX’ers). I’ve found that having fun with fitness improve and enhances motivation. So with that being said, I’ve developed the 100 City Push Ups movement which we’ll spread on social media through the the hashtag #100CityPushups. The 100 City Push Ups movement will be an opportunity to motivate or re-motivate yourself and others by going outdoors, showcasing your city, and getting in some extra exercise. Check out the video, help me spread the word, and let’s have some fun with it!
Are you looking of an easy abs workout routine? Well, this Terminator Abs Workout is certainly not that! This is one of my advanced abs workouts. Most of my workouts and exercise routines can be used by beginners to advanced fitness levels by adjusting variables such as resistance, speed, and density of work. This workout is not for beginners, it requires a bit of prerequisite strength and fitness capabilities. But, if you’re up for the challenge, check out the newest workout video addition to my Fat Burning Workout Bonus Series. I’ll go into details below.
Every once in a while I’ll personally put someone through the 12 day Fat X Program and post their photos and details publicly. I refer to this as a fat burning Fat X Project. I like to take on skeptics or cases that are generally tough. I do this not only for motivation, but to give tips and tricks on how to make your run through the Fat X Program as optimal as possible. For my 2015 Fat X Project I took on my friend Erika Woo. We scheduled the start of the Fat X Program for her the day after her overseas business trip. Jet lagged, sluggish and with a whacky workout schedule do to her busy daily schedule, we got through the workout program and these are her results.
When most people think about fat loss, when they think about fat burning, they usually think about engaging in a low weight high rep plan. Low weight high rep training for best fat loss results is an exercise and fitness myth that has been perpetuated for a long time. The science is clear, the stronger you get, the more you will eventually be able to tax your metabolic processes which in turn will lead to a higher BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). The higher your BMR, the more body fat you will be able to lose efficiently and effectively. If you’re looking to lose fat and get lean, absolute strength is essential in a long term plan. To develop absolute strength, the old school 5x5 method works great. I’ve taken the old school and mixed it with the new. This workout video demonstrates one of my favorite strength building workouts. Check it out, and then I’ll go into more detail.