Sex is a Great Workout – Sadly Not So Much!

Sex is a Great Workout – Sadly Not So Much!

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Research shows that sex only burns about as many calories per minute as walking, and is usually over after six minutes.
Unless you are going at it for hours at a time, don’t think your daily romp in the sack is all the exercise you need.

Get athletic in the gym – change your workout daily, keep your body in shock, keep your mind engaged, keep getting results!

But – you could always take your partner with you and get fitter together…. That’s bound to help the bedroom calorie burn! Cheeky eh?

Cardio is Great for Fat Loss – NOT!

Anaerobic training replaces damaging, and as it turns out ineffective cardio. If you follow my blog http://www.jaxallenfitness.com you’ll have read all the research stretching back to the 70’s that shows that steady ‘fat burning’ cardio can’t permanently remove fat.
Well, to guarantee results, I offer well researched metabolic training methods that are fast, sharp but short, fat blasting, energising and completely do-able by everyone.
High intensity without high impact, effective cardio training without running or hours of boring, mindless stepping, rowing or treadmill. Studies show that focussing on and involved within your physical activity will help your fitness improve but also release stress too.

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Fat Burning Zone – What A Joke!

Find Your “Fat Burning Zone”- Don’t Bother!

If your goal is weight loss, then you’re wasting your time running slower to stay in the “Fat Burning Zone.”

Running slowly may cause a slight increase in burning fat calories, but you will still burn WAY more calories overall by running fast.

So if your goal is fat loss and your trainer steers you towards Cardio Theatre and gives you a long slow duration workout – sack them!

Head over to the Resistance Area and move some heavy stuff around. The basic rule is to pick heavy sh** up above your head and put it down again! repeat until you are sweaty, aching, groaning and breathing hard. Rest for only a few seconds and go again.

You’ll build serious muscle and that muscle will burn fat for hours after your workout – even while you sleep! You’ll have a better shape, save hours of your precious time and be able to eat more without getting fat!

So, save your joints – stop the Slo-Go Cardio madness!

Pre-Stretch – Dont Bother!

Pre-Stretch – Dont Bother!

Stretching before working out actually weakens your muscles by 30%.
Pre-game stretching could actually increase your risk of injury.
No study I’ve found has shown pre-stretching (before a workout) has ever prevented an injury!

You are better off doing your stretching after a workout; try lifting some light weights to warm up, or doing a little walking before cardio.

I always consider that my clients have dressed, travelled, changed, arrived in my studio – so pretty warm and ready to go…. A little muscle activation, core work and practise of any complex movements planned for that day will prepare you and help you focus well enough.

Workout Nutrition Myth! – Eggs

Workout Nutrition Myth!
Ditch Egg Yolks
Egg whites, alone, are a terrible choice due to their low fat and lack of vitamins.
The yolk, which is tastier part of the egg, has all the vitamins and half the protein.
Eating just whites is bad for your health as a lack of fat soluble vitamins wo effect your immune system, recovery potential, will spike your insulin and energy swings throughout the day. The EXACT opposite aim of post w’out nutrition.
Go for Whole Egg. Snack on Boiled Eggs!
Eat Clean – Train Heavy – Feel Great.

3. Problems With DOMS

3. The Problem With Using Muscle Soreness As A Guide

Muscle soreness tells you if you’ve done more than you can handle.

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It tells you if you can handle a little bit more.

It tells you that you’ve recently done something new, different, or that your body wasn’t used to or even ready for.

But, it doesn’t really tell you how well or poorly you’ve performed. It may define quantity more than quality. So be careful there.

I hope you found these posts interesting. Informative and helpful.

Eat Clean. Train Hard. Feel Great

Jax.

Right and wrong exercise can have the same results.

Wrong exercise may not be good for you in the long run — causing pain, discomfort and injury — but in the short term it can still help you drop weight, shed fat, and build muscle.

In that regard, Biggest Loser works. Crossfit works. Zumba works.
Fit Camps work. Everything works.

And if it’s different enough, you’ll be sore.

Muscle soreness is welcomed sensory feedback.

Just remember, it’s a signal that your muscles are damaged and your performance is compromised. It also means — especially for the beginner — that you’ll be better off helping the healing process through recovery methods, as opposed to continually upping your workout intensity and pushing the envelope. That’s why my clients have rest days, rest intervals and De load sessions.

Muscle soreness is one way of judging your workout. It means something. It just doesn’t mean everything.

5/5 Fat Loss Truths – Fats

5/5 Fat Loss Truths

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When it comes to fat loss nutrition, there are only five important things you need to think about.
Don’t be put off by confusing advice, expensive meal replacement schemes or slimming clubs that keep dependent on them. You need to learn how to control your own diet, gradually lose body fat and keep it off for good! No more rebound weight gain. EVER!

5th – to support your metabolism, gradually replace your bad fats with healthy ones.
Adding coconut and olive oil, avocados, raw nuts, raw seeds, and fish oils rich in Omega 3 and even grass fed butter will speed metabolism and you’ll lose more fat than ever before.
For your next meal add healthy fats – dress cooked foods with olive oil, roast your veg with coconut oil or add avocado to your salad, wraps, soups and shakes.

Hope you enjoyed this little series – losing body fat doesn’t have to be as difficult as many people would have you believe.

Jax

2 The Dark Side of DOMS!

2. The Darker Side Of Muscle Soreness

Yes, sore muscles can feel good. In more ways than one. It’s sensory validation of a hard-fought workout.

A pat on the back, if you will.

But do you want to be sore all of the time? I know I don’t !!

Muscle soreness has been shown to be associated with decreased strength, power, range of motion and neuromuscular function.

Ultimately, that constant soreness will have a negative effect on your performance.

If you’re not careful, and push yourself too far too fast, or for too long, you can cross the threshold of Rhabdomyolosis.

If you follow the Crossfit debates, may be familiar with the term.

Rhabdomyolosis occurs when you’ve damaged the muscle tissue to such an extent that it breaks down completely.
Not a good thing.

However, that’s the extreme end of things. And ground only walked by an irresponsible coach and uninformed trainee. Since you’re reading my blog, you don’t fall into either of these camps.
So no worries.

More next time….

4/5 Fat Loss Truths – Grains & Greens

4/5 Fat Loss Truths

When it comes to fat loss nutrition, there are only five important things you need to think about.
Don’t be put off by confusing advice, expensive meal replacement schemes or slimming clubs that keep dependent on them. You need to learn how to control your own diet, gradually lose body fat and keep it off for good! No more rebound weight gain. EVER!

4th– to lose fat in a healthy way, gradually INCREASE your veggies.
Start replacing grains with greens. When you do this, you’ll get more fibre, vitamins, and minerals.
Think about swapping potato, rice and pasta with a side salad, and choose raw, steamed and roast veggies also include veggie dressings, sauces, soups and chips.

Next time we’ll talk about

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