Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Update and some Tips

It is Week Two of my Transformation Workout. I officially joined the Transformation Contest last week. I did this to have additional motivation in my goal of maintaining a weight of 145lbs.

I also made some measurement last week. I wont bore you with the details but I know you will be interested to know that my waist circumference have reduced by 3/4". I hope it continues well up to the end of this contest.

Another thing that keeps me going are social support and tips from the web and blog sites of Mr. Craig Ballantyne author of Turbulence Training. I am posting one such tip I received below:


5 Unique Fat Burning Tips
By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Turbulence Training

I was just reviewing a big file of all the new exercise, diet, and
research proven fat burning tips I wrote down for 2009, and I
wanted to share 5 BIGGIES that can help your clients get more
results AND make your awesome workers even better..

So here we go:

#5 - Recent research shows shuttle-running is tougher than running
intervals in a straight line...

...so if you want to burn fat faster than ever, make sure you
incorporate old-school shuttle runs (i.e. classic suicide type
drills) into your fat burning interval programs.

#4 - Use a food log.

"According to Men's Health (Feb 2009, p 38), keeping a food log
helped subjects lose 3.5 more pounds than subjects that didn't keep
the log."

#3 - Hit a personal best in each workout.

This is an oldie, but a goodie. There are a few reasons you need to
do this:

a) First of all, everyone loves progress, and if you can achieve a
personal record in each workout (i.e. could be # of pushups, plank
time, etc.), then you will feel a HUGE sense of accomplishment.

b) More personal bests = more results. Plain and simple.

c) You will get addicted to the workouts, and always want to come
back for more attempts at breaking records.

#2 - Get a trainer or join a bootcamp

"According to Men's Health magazine, (Dec, 2009), beginners who
work with trainers get more results than beginners who workout by
themselves". Guaranteed.

#1 - Read a motivational quote every morning.

I promise you that it will elevate your motivation and inspire you
to reach your fat loss goals.

Here's the first motivational quote you can read tomorrow morning:

"Be loud and proud of the healthy changes you are making in your
life. There are many more folks secretly wishing someone will take
charge and be a healthy role model for them. It might not happen
overnight, but if you continue to lead by healthy example - without
preaching or being condescending - you can build an entourage that
will help you reach the next level." - Craig Ballantyne

Those are 5 unique tips to help you lose fat.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Transformation Contest

I have officially joined the TT transformation Contest. I am using the 10 minute workout. My goal is to reach 145lbs. and have a 36" size waistline. I will be posting and updating this site as often as I could.

For an easy access to Turbulence Training workouts visit tt members site. Click link below


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One week rest - Busy, busy, busy

Lately I am not hitting the gym. I find various reasons for not working out. Reasons like I have too much work to do, the gym is too far, I can rest for one week and be back the week after and not lose strength. Even using my unability to stick to my diet as a reason. Reasons which are really valid if I need validation.

I was not like these when I started. I have been working my butt out for the past two years. At the start I was very consistent. I was practically going to the gym daily. I was as people might call a gym rat. I was losing weight, feeling great and looking great.

Then the dreaded plateau came. I hit it at 92-94 kilos. It gets harder just to maintain my current weight. I have tried lots of ways to slim down to my target of 145lbs. But it was always in vain.

Looking back and analyzing how I hit a plateau. A few reasons come to mind.

1. I am not as eager or motivated as I was before.
2. I am not disciplined enough with my nutrition and exercises.
3. Too much information

So for the next few months I will be going back to basics.

1. I will use a new program I got from Turbulence Training. You can check it out at this link.


2. To gain more strength, I might try a program I found on this site. 100 pushup challenge.


Of course I will be needing also your help. Please vist my site as often as possible and I will try to keep it as updated as possible. Who knows I might even post daily....


Saturday, July 19, 2008

My Before and After Pics

The other day, a friend and officemate of mine checked out my blogsite. After viewing it he
asked me how come I haven't posted a before and after picture.

I guess I never posted one because I still don't think that I have achieve my ultimate goal. And that is weighing 145 lbs. Or maybe just maybe I don't have the guts to show people how I looked before.

But after checking out some old photos of mine. I decided to publish it so that those who will be reading this will say to themselves. If this guy can do it, so can I

So without further a do. Here are my pictures. I hope you like it and motivates you to make a journey of change.

At Mt. Samat (2002 )

With My Drinking Buddy Jot (2006)

With My Sis-in-law Vi (2007)

At La Mesa EcoPark (2008)

Also I am putting up a link where you can download one of my first Turbulence Training programs. This uses only your Bodyweight as the resistance. You can use it anytime, anywhere.



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

You Tube Videos

It seems that people are getting in to the fitness bandwagon. I got friends who are really training hard. Their reasons might not be the same as mine. Still it is really nice to know that people are really taking time to find the health nut in them.
BTW I will have a friendly boxing competition BY AUGUST WITH JULY. I know it sound a little awkward and funny???!!! ""
By his emails he is really prepped up. He got good wushu gym, a sparing partner and a mentor. Take a look at his photo ops.

My Boxing Opponent (in midnight shades)

Well I also got mine. I got a gym to workout on. And a internet based trainor with a support group.
Best of all workouts can also be done at home.

For those who are having a hard time looking for good program check out the vids.


Monday, July 14, 2008

2nd Month of Turbulence Training

I just finished two sessions from a training program I am using. It was tiring but worth it.
My training program is the intermediate level of 2008 Turbulence Training for Fatloss.
My nutrition program is Eat Stop Eat.
My current weight is 91kgs.

If you would like to know more about Turbulence Training I have added the website link below for that puroses. And also on the right side and bottom page.



Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Turbulence Training For Fatloss

Turbulence Training For Fatloss is the program I am using right now to achieve my goal of 145 lbs by December 25, 2008. I chance upon this program while browsing the internet. I have been using some of his program for a time now. If you would like to know more about this program. I have attached below is an article about its history.

=> http://turbulencetraining.com/turbulence-training-created.shtml

Hope you enjoy this.