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Happy New Year and New Year Resolutions

New Years ResolutionHappy New Year one and all – have you considered your new years resolutions yet?

I have a couple, but first and foremost is to finally achieve my body fat goal of 7%.  To do this, my new years resolution is to train daily doing cardio every day and weight training no more than 2 days on, one day off.  In the past, I’ve trained 5 days straight and then a couple of off days, but some information that has come my way again about the importance of NOT training daily has re-inspired my goal of taking it a bit more easy.  The reason, outlined in the Truth About Building Muscle by Sean Nalewanyj is due to the fact that our hormonal response to training lasts for more than 24 hours, in fact almost 48 hours.  Thats 48 hours of being Anabolic.  But… if we train within the 48 hours, our bodies inital response is to be catabloic (a normal side effect of training) which negates the positive effects of the anabolic hormones coursing through our veins.  So, train hard, accept the initial catabolic hormones, and then REVEL in the anabolic hormones for a full 48 hours to really get big.

I like to train every day.  It inspires me and makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something.  To go 2 full days between training is a bit tricky, so I’m opting for my inital resolution of two days on, one day off.  We’ll see how it goes from there.  Training also helps me achieve my goal of 7% body fat because muscle is more active than fat and to build more muscle means to burn more fat.  I look better, feel better and get leaner with each pound of muscle that I gain.  Simple.

Second New Years Resolution is to do cardio every day, every morning without fail.

Third New Years Resolution is to not eat any starch carbs after 6PM for any reason.

So, now let me ask you this:  What are your New Years Resolutions?  Give me at least 1.  Leave a comment about it.

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Weight Loss and Fitness Article Directories

I created a new website for my weight loss articles and fitness articles over at clinicallyObese.com. Go ahead and use the articles for your own website or ezine if you like. They are primarily focused on weight loss, fat loss, personal development, personal training and about finding role models or mentoring. Update: I also just released a new article website at Article Adventure dot Com as well.

My Personal Trainer

My personal trainer now has a website if you’re in the edmonton area and are looking for an edmonton personal trainer. She’s the best. She holds a few canadian power lifting records that have not been beat since she set them over 10 years ago.

I posted an article on calorie counting by Tom Venuto on my website. The newest in a series of articles by Tom. Check it out.

Panama Costa Rica and Belize Cruise

Getting leaner, approaching my goal of 6% by July 1st

Creatine: I used Creatine for almost 14 years straight after accepting from my natural bodybuilding, health and fitness mentor Cory Holly from Canada’s Alive magazine did his due dilligence and deemed it safe for a natural athlete. Turns out it’s got a lot of great anti-aging properties. The only time I’ve been off it is when my personal trainer here in Edmonton said she was against it. After taking almost a year off from Creatine, I’ve loaded up and am back on it. A very interesting article about Creatine and alcohol here. As well, the creatine information you need about how to maximize creatine uptake in post workout shake. Interesting that protein helps uptake.

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