You know the good thing about having your own site is the ability to throw up these occasional rants about a wide variety of topics. Between my twitter, facebook page, fitness discussion forum and email, I get hit with a bunch of random topics on a daily basis. Sadly, I don’t have time to address then all in a big long article. So I’m going to address a few of those topics within this article about things I like and dislike(in no particular order).
Things I Like
Moderate Intensity Cardio– I’ll let everyone else debate about the benefits of low intensity cardio or intervals. I like both of them but I can’t do either every day and if I’m trying to get lean I need to do cardio at least 4 times per week. Jack the height up on the treadmill and speed walk to the point that you’d have to sprint if it was any faster.
Bodyweight workouts-I just released my 12 week bodyweight workout program and I’ve been doing them on “off” days from the gym to continue to burn fat and when I have 10 minutes in-between things. That’s the advantage of bodyweight workouts right? You want to be able to go into your basement when you have 10 minutes and get a great workout. Click here to check bodyweight fat loss system.
Whey Protein And Natural Peanut Butter Shakes– I love them as meal replacements. You get the healthy fat from peanut butter and we all know about whey protein. It just fits. If you have access to a blender and can’t get a meal in then this works, well.
Cordyceps-This fungus from mushrooms has long been known to increase energy in endurance athletes and I can’t say that I noticed it. What I have noticed is that my stress is reduced and I can breath alot easier. Plus when you look at the research you do find that it’s excellent for clearing up the throat.
Things I Dislike
The “shakes are insulinogenic” theory– While some people will follow a certain strength coach to no end, this theory has more holes then the swiss cheese that you shouldn’t eat. Every single thing you can put into your mouth(even chicken) causes a insulin response in the body. The degree of that response obviously varies(carbs increase it more). My protein doesn’t contain dextrose or high fructose corn syrup and has 1-2 grams of carbs. So don’t be afraid of your shakes, they won’t make you fat. Doing cardio once a week will.
(That’s the most absurd thing I heard all week)
The idea that whey isolate is superior– If you don’t do well with lactose then it’s great but other then that save your money and read this article about whey concentrate vs whey isolate.
People that cook with olive oil– Ok that might be harsh of me and you might not know that the health benefits get cooked out. Just please take a tablespoon of olive oil a day, it can do wonders for your health and can really help you lose fat.
People that knock celebrity trainers– Listen, I might not agree with what Tracey Anderson or another celeb trainer says but to knock them doesn’t make sense. It makes you seem unprofessional and doesn’t make you look better or smarter then them. Put your energy to something productive.
Ok now I can breath…..
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