Fitness and Health

Choosing the Right Training Program

Choosing the Right Training Program

One of your key fitness goals should be to establish a consistent training regimen in order to maximize your outcomes. You’ll become more efficient once you’ve established a regimen that works for you, and tweaking your routine as you progress shouldn’t be too difficult.

The best part about having a program is that it’s there for you when you need it. Once your training schedule is set, you can easily change your schedule whenever you want.

One of the most important components of a training schedule is when you train. It doesn’t have to be a hard and fast rule that you train first thing in the morning, but it should be as consistent as possible. One of the reasons is that it’s easier to stay on schedule when you’re following a schedule, and this will save you a lot of time.

You don’t have to follow a strict schedule all the time, but you should try to stay on it for at least three days a week.

When you’re trying to stay on schedule, you should plan your workouts around each other. This will make your schedule a lot more flexible, and it will also allow you to workout with as much intensity as you need.

One of the best ways to manage your schedule is by switching up your routine on a regular basis. For example, you can try alternating cardio days. Doing cardio one day, and weight training the next. This will allow you to workout hard on one day and still have a restful day to relax and recover on the next.

Don’t be afraid to mix up your routine a bit. If you’re using weights, then add some resistance training. Doing cardio one day, and then weight training the next. Just be creative and don’t worry too much about what to do if you’re doing body weight exercises only. You can switch it up all you want, but if you’re doing weight training and cardio together, you’ll still burn a lot more fat if you do those together.

You should also be aware of the fact that you’re more likely to burn fat if you train on alternate days, rather than only one day. This is because training on alternate days will allow you to train harder, and still have a day of rest. Also, because the resistance training workouts will be done first, you won’t be able to get in your easy cardio workout until later in the week. This means that you’ll be able to burn the most fat in the 3 days following your resistance workout.

Don’t be afraid to train 2 days per week. If you want to burn the most fat and get in that lean mass building phase, then training 2 days per week is a good strategy for you. Again, if you’re following a strict pure fat loss program, then you should only be doing this.

Cardio = weight training

1 day of cardio, 1 day of weight training.

If you’re doing a pure fat loss program, then you shouldn’t be doing cardio, only weight training. If you’re following a more “finishing” style of program, then you should be doing more cardio, and less weight training.

The “finishing” style of program, this is fine if you’re just planning on training hard and finishing with a cardio workout. However, if you want to burn as much fat as possible, then you should be doing a mix of both cardio and weight training. And if you’re doing a more finishing style of program, then you should be doing more weight training, and less cardio.

I will take some time to discuss some issues regarding cardio and how much you can do to maximize fat loss.

First, lets look at the basics. We know you can do cardio, we know the minimum you can do is 30 minutes 3 times per week, and we know there is no maximum you can do for cardio. So lets look at some of the issues around the topic.

Why do we care?

The main reason we care about this topic is to maximize fat loss, and so far the best way to burn fat is to do shorter high intensity workouts. The problem is that when you do such a workout you burn large amounts of carbs (glycogen) and not nearly as much fat.

If you have lots of glycogen available and large amounts of fat, you can store fat for times when your body is leaner. If your body is fatier during times when you are leaner, you can store glycogen for times when you are less fat.

What’s wrong with that?

That’s bad fat burning logic. Remember the fat burning phase is only about burning the largest amount of fat possible at the lowest possible rate. If you store large amounts of glycogen during times when you are leaner and burn even more fat, your body will become leaner as well. Therefore your body will end up burning off fat at a higher rate even though you are doing cardio. So you have to balance these two forces.

Now lets look at the topic of the day. If you do such a high intensity workout you may end up with damaged glycogen stores. This can occur because of both genetic and diet related factors. This damages your glycogen and also makes your muscle and liver become more efficient at breaking down glycogen. The result is your glycogen will be depleted quicker than you can use it. Now you see why the ratio of carbs to fat in your diet is very important. Without enough proteins and complex carbohydrates in your diet, you may end up becoming insulin resistant. Which will cause your body to become less efficient at burning fat. Since the balance of carbs to protein to fats is not right, your body may become more insulin sensitive. This means your fat burning capability will decrease and your fat storage capability will increase.

These problems can be fixed by eating enough proteins, complex carbohydrates and fats. Eating these foods will help restore the amount of glycogen in your body. Which means you will burn fat at a faster rate and not nearly as quickly as before. So your body will become leaner while you become fitter. But more importantly, you will be able to recover faster from your high intensity workout. Also the balance of protein to fat is correct for optimal fat burning.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this. Hopefully it has made you look more closely at high intensity workouts and at the benefits of doing them

Fitness and Health

Best Eating Patterns to Improve Your Health and Your Inflammation Levels

Best Eating Patterns to Improve Your Health and Your Inflammation Levels


The benefits of regular exercise far outweigh any pills you may be taking or surgery you may be considering. The bottom line is you get well; stronger, happier, and more confident through exercise. Exercise is the best medicine. There are many reasons why I’ve chosen to call exercise my “gateway drug”. I had just turned 15 when I was introduced to exercise. I had been running and training long distances each week, but this was a whole new level of endurance and intensity. It had to be done, so I continued. But after just a few months, I could no longer do it. In fact, I began to feel exhausted. I could barely move. I began to wonder if I was even getting anywhere with my training. In desperation, I turned to books and began to follow the experts and went on the search for a proper exercise program. After much time and searching, I discovered the “Y” belt system, and then a “system”. Through experimentation, I discovered that I really did need a program that suited my unique physical makeup, as well as my age. Then I began to realize that many of the experts in the system weren’t any better than I was and that I should be focusing on exercise and nutrition, not on how much weight I could lift. But then I began to lift weight and begin to develop back problems. “Training for health” became my mantra and my new workout philosophy.


In my quest to understand what was wrong with me, I continued to go back to books, looking for the answer. It was now suggested that I “lose weight”, “reduce inflammation”, “do stretching”, and that my “stretching isn’t enough”, I should “do aerobic training”, “Do strength training”. I had to ask myself why? The results that I was getting were getting less and less like me.


As time went by, I began to make one new mistake after another, including the one that we have all made before. “I don’t know why I am losing this amount of weight”.


You may not remember a time when weight loss was easy or achievable. When I say weight loss, I really mean shedding pounds. Losing weight meant eating less, doing cardio, losing fats, having more muscles, and looking leaner. These days, with all the information and modern technology, it seems that there is one approach to weight loss and one approach only.


The one approach is to cut calories, eat smaller portions, skip meals, do cardiovascular exercise, and “take supplements”. The thing is that, despite all of this, weight loss is never as easy as it was. It’s never going to be enough. There is always some small problem, some obstacle, some way that you have to overcome, or be smarter than you have to be, to lose weight.



There is no easy way, just hard work, and the right answer to a tough question. The right answer, as it turned out, was to “reduce inflammation”, cut out anti inflammatory supplements, and eat healthier foods. This is the same approach that is recommended for every human health problem, from heart attacks to asthma to cancer.


Here are the facts about inflammation. The level of inflammation is influenced by many factors. They include your genetics, your age, your gender, your stress level, your living situation, and the source of your inflammation. Your living situation also influences your inflammation, because the location and your lifestyle affect your stress levels and your metabolism. Your genetics also influences the amount of inflammation, because some people are more susceptible to various diseases or infections, or to inflammation.


As far as genetics is concerned, the most important factor is your levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen, both of which are measures of your inflammation. In studies done, researchers have found that people with higher CRP and fibrinogen were more likely to develop heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.


In addition, you are more likely to develop these diseases if you have a family history of them. They also explain why certain ethnic groups have higher rates of these diseases than others. It is also why some people have a harder time with these diseases than others.


In general, all of us have too much inflammation in our bodies, because it is a good thing. It prevents disease, and it keeps you healthy and fighting off infections. However, if your inflammation is too high, or if you don’t manage it, it can lead to serious problems.


What is the best way to manage your inflammation? The simplest answer is to change your eating habits. Here are the simple eating patterns to improve your health.


1. Vegetarians: This is the best way to manage your inflammation. The best eating pattern for managing your inflammation is to become a veggie. Yes, you heard me right, a vegetarian. Vegetarians reduce their inflammation by about 95%, because they eliminate their source of inflammation.


2. Milk and eggs eaters: The next best approach to manage your inflammation is to consume these foods in small quantities, once a day. Eating small quantities of the right foods will keep you in a balanced state, and your blood sugar will be in a range that will improve your blood pressure.


3. Fish eaters: This is the last approach to manage your inflammation, and the best eating pattern, for about 65% of people. If you like eating fish, you should also eat red meat once a month. When you eat red meat, it is a good idea to eat it in larger quantities. The meat, bones, and skin is better to eat, than the fillets, such as salmon, mackerel, and trout. Fish is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduces your inflammation, and improves your cholesterol.


The best way to eat to improve your health and your inflammation levels is to learn the best foods to eat. It is not hard to eat healthy. If you learn the foods that make up a balanced diet, you are all set to lose belly fat, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.