Thursday, January 31, 2008

Top 5 reasons

Here is the list of Top 5 Reasons You Are Overweight

  1. You eat too much.
  2. You do not train hard enough.
  3. Refer to 1&2
  4. Refer to 1&2
  5. Refer to 1&2

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Napoleon Hill: 12 principles of TRUE RICHES

  1. Positive mental attitude
  2. Sound physical health
  3. Harmony in human relations
  4. Frredom form fear
  5. Hope of future achivement
  6. Capacity for applied Faith
  7. Willingness to share one's blessing with others
  8. To be engaged in a labor of love
  9. An open mind on all subjects toward all people
  10. Complete self discipline
  11. Wisdom with which to understand people
  12. Financial security

Also a great quote from Hill:

"Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burrning desire to win -essential to success."

Friday, January 18, 2008

Fat burn zone

There was a recent discussion on the forum about "cardio" and in a subsequent response on his blog Brett Jones , MRKC had the audacity to say the following:

"...the message coming from the general fitness industry which separates cardio and strength work and perpetuates the myth of fat burning zones etc... (yes I said the fat burning zone is a myth). "


What silliness!

What outrage!

What nonsense!

This guy knows strength, but he is soooo off base about cardio, right??

Everybody knows that kind of exercise is best for losing bodyfat is "aerobics for 30-45 minutes 4-6 times per week at 60-70% of your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR).” ( MHR is calculated by subtracting your age from the number 220. )


Wrong, wrong, wrong. And I am gonna tell you why.

That kind of exercise is supposed to get you into something called the “fat-burn zone”, where a greater percentage of the calories burned come from fat. The concept is that since the human body burns a greater percentage of fat during low intensity exercise than it does at higher intensities, then that is the optimal way to burn fat overall.

See, the problem is the “as a percentage” bit. At higher intensities the body may only burn 35% of calories from fat while at lower intensities it may burn 50% or more of the calories from fat.

However, look at the bigger picture: at higher intensities you burn way more total calories, and more fat calories overall than you do at lower intensities. Would you rather have 50% of $100 dollars or 35% of $300?

So, while it is true that the body burns a greater percentage of fat at lower intensities than at higher intensities, that doesn’t account for the total calories burned, which is far more important.

Wanna get into the REAL fat-burn zone? Swing, snatch, press and TGU for a lot of reps. Cut all sugar and flour from your diet. Watch lard sizzle away.....

Monday, January 14, 2008


My Dad sent me an interesting blurb from Bruno Gideon:

Our Personal Batteries.

We surround ourselves with our electronic babysitters - laptops, iPods, BlackBerries, portable radios, and more. We make sure they are always fully charged and ready to go, so we can be reached anytime. And if our cellphone falls into a mug of milk - as happened to me recently - it's a major catastrophe. No cell for a whole day? Unbearable!

Technology can make our lives one long, continuous, exciting buzz. It's tempting to live and work 24/7, taking just enough short breaks to keep our act going. However, this is a dangerous way to live! Our personal batteries also need to be recharged if we are to be happy and successful over the long run. Relaxing weekends, spending time at ease for more than just a few minutes, meditating and stepping back from time to time to re-evaluate where we are and where we are going - all this is vitally important for us.

Does this speak to you? Then maybe it is time for you to say: "I need to get a life."

You are at lunch and your phone is ringing. Do you really have to answer it?

I don't really feel the need to add to it.

Thanks Dad!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

All the cool kids are doing it...

After seeing that Geoff, Brett Jones, Andrea DuCane, Rif,and Kenneth Jay are all doing Z-health in some form I got curious.

Not wanting to be left out of the Sr. RKC cool kids club, I got the R Phase and have begun practicing the exercises. It is very simliar movement to joint mobility I have been doing for years, but the intent is very different and the reps are much lower. I like it a lot.

The focus is on perfect repetition with NO tension. Very tough thing to do, believe me. Check it out for yourself.

Friday, January 4, 2008


Thanks to Alwyn Cosgrove for finding this link.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

So how was it?

How did 2007 turn out for you?

What goals did you set for yourself?

Did you achieve them?

If your goal included fat loss, strength gain, etc, -- Are you leaner than you were one year ago?
Are you stronger?

If your goal was to make more money -- is your bank balance bigger?

Be honest. Did you achieve what you set out to do?

If you didn't, do you know why not?

If you did, do you know why?

Quoting Dan John: "What are your goals? What are your behaviors? Do your behaviors match your goals?"

The point is to be aware of how important your behaviors are to achieving your goals.
2008 can be a repeat of every other year up this point, digging the rut of comfort a little bit deeper....

OR it can be your best year yet. It is up to you to decide, then take action. Make your behavior match your goal.

The goal achieving program that I use is Dax Moy's Magic Hundred. Check it out by clicking here: Magic Hundred

Happy New Year to you.....I hope you make it a great one!