Fat Burning Workouts, Videos, Tips and Diet by Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer -Coach Rollie
- Make sure to keep your arm straight during the turkish get ups.
- Keep your butt back when doing the deadlift
- Make sure to keep your back straight during the deadlift
- Use a full range of motion on the dumbbell presses (feel the stretch in the chest muscles on the bottom portion of the exercise)
I was wondering if was OK to use a barbell instead of dumbbells for this workout. Also, could you explain why you chose to use dumbbells for this workout instead of a barbell.
The main reason I use dumbbells for this workout and most of the other workouts in this program is because this is a strength training exercise program with an emphasis on calorie burning. Because the program can be done in 12 days, it was very important for each and every workout to work synergistically to burn calories and stimulate lean body tissue efficiently.
There are pros and cons to using dumbbells and barbells. One of the pros to using a barbell is that you can use heavier weight. Using heavier weight is important in building absolute strength. Gains in absolute strength can reap rewards in your fat burning goals down the road. The problem with using a barbell in a workout like this is that it can be a little difficult and time consuming to switch between weights. Dumbbells work well in a workout like this because it is a little easier to switch between weights. Your body will actually work a little harder using dumbbells because while you work the main muscle, smaller muscle groups have to help stabilize and balance the weight. This works well to burn extra calories.
Ultimately, the most important thing is that you get the workout in. If you are more comfortable using a barbell or that is all you have access to, by all means use it. The choice of dumbbells or barbells make a relatively small impact on the success of the program compared to the order of the exercises and method in which they are implemented.
It's time again for the Los Angeles Fitness Expo. It's going on this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This is a really nice event if you want to check out the latest fitness products, diet and workout supplements or just want to check out some pretty cool sporting events like MMA, power lifting, sumo wresting and max rep competitions, just to name a few. There are also a bunch of one hour seminars on all aspects of fitness and health. I'm personally hoping to be able to attend Dr. Nick Delgado's Newest Methods to Improve Anabolic Strength and Personal Performance presentation.
On the convention floor you can always pick up a bunch of diet and workout supplement samples. I attended each day last year, and came out with a bag full of free diet and workout supplement samples each day. If you want a caffeine fix, there's plenty of pre-workout drinks you can sample also.
The tickets are $15 each day, or $20 for the weekend. Here's the website if you are interested in checking it out. www.thefitexpo.com
- Rich in anti-oxidants
- High in fiber, vitamins A and C
- known as the "brain booster"
- HIgh in heart-healthy omega-3s
- High in anti-inflammatory polyphenols
- Contain protein
- Packed with the antioxidant lycopene
- Just as high in lycopene processed or fresh
Frozen blueberries in a protein smoothie are great. Walnuts mixed in with small chunks of dark chocolate and other nuts make a great tasting trail mix. Leave some cherry tomatoes in the fridge and they make an quick and easy cold snack. These are just a few methods to getting these nutritious healthy foods in your daily diet.
I have a $50 dollars to spend on workout and diet supplements this month and I was wondering what you would recommend? Thanks
I'm assuming these $50 dollars to spend on supplements are left over after stacking your kitchen with healthy groceries, such as lean sources of protein and vegetables. In that case, I would first go with a protein powder. Protein is important in feeding your lean body tissue. Lean body tissue helps keep your metabolism revved up. Secondly, I would go with green tea, either the tea itself or an extract. Green tea is a good anti-oxidant as well as a metabolism booster. Finally, I would go with a fish oil supplement. Fish oil is a good source of fat, which helps your cardiovascular health, it's anti-inflamatory and it helps your body balance out and utilize bad fat.
These three supplements aren't all that exciting, but they are proven and serve as a good solid supplement base and foundation to a healthy diet. They will help your fat burning, weight loss and fitness goals, directly and indirectly.
Original Diet and Food Log
(egg, bacon, ham) More egg whites, less whole
Coffee lose the bacon, more ham
sugar substitute in coffee
Left over spaghetti less pasta, add vegetables and a
Coke protein source
Steak Use lean cuts, add vegetables
Potatoes skip the bread or reduce amount
Garlic bread with butter
Cookies and milk non fat milk, ritz crackers
natural peanut butter
As you can see, the suggestions can easily be implemented and add nutrition, while lowering excess calories. The added nutrition via vegetables will also improve energy levels and raise the overall fiber content in the diet. Another thing to note is that the volume of food is still about the same, meaning there isn't less food, just better healthier food which will avoid the dreaded metabolism killer "starvation mode" and the urge to binge.
Try doing this with your diet and good luck with your weight loss New Years resolution.
I have really fat thighs, but the rest of my body is OK. Is there any specific exercise I can do to reduce the fat on my thighs faster or slim them down.
There’s a very popular myth around that just doesn’t seem to go away. The myth is that by exercising a certain part of you body, that body part will get smaller or slim down. This myth is perpetuated by infomercials and the uninformed. There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that it really is a myth. Educating yourself on the basics of anatomy and the human body will help you understand why, but let me get back to the good news and answer your question.
You most likely have what is commonly referred to as a pear shape body type. What this means is that most of your fat storage sites are in the, legs, thighs, and butt. If you want to make this area smaller, the only answer is to lower you body fat percentage. Luckily for you, you have found the Fat X program, the best method to accomplish fat weight loss and the lowering of body fat percentage.
I would suggest taking measurements all around this area or having your body fat assessed every time you complete the Fat X program. Those measurements should be smaller each time, up to a point where you body fat is in a good range. At that point, you can add many more rest days and active rest days to the Fat X program and use it for maintenance.