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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