The secret formula to losing weight

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A new CDC report states that obesity in the US has risen from about 34 to 37% over the last two years.

Ach!

So, because this is becoming a real public health issue, I am releasing my SECRET FORMULA TO WEIGHT LOSS.

I have researched and tested this over the last twenty years. And I give it to you, for free, asking only that it’s used with the full devotion that it deserves.

Step one: Eat when you’re hungry

Simple sounding, but hold up: Eat when you’re hungry in the stomach, not in the mind. Hungry like you’re in the third world. Sip it, don’t pound it down (there isn’t a competing tribe swooping in to take your food). And STOP eating BEFORE you feel full.

Doing it? How’s it going?

Not losing enough weight with this? Add step two:

Step two: Cardio Intervals

These are alternating sprint pace with normal pace, on a treadmill, an elliptical, a row machine, a bicycle, etc.

Non-interval, long duration cardio has low impact on weight loss. Intervals are where it’s at. If you doubt it, look at the physiques of soccer players. Intervals is what they do all throughout their games. As a result their asses and bellies have reduced to muscular hunks of flesh, all the fat being run off.

But maybe you’ve got stubborn genes, and even the Intervals aren’t working for you.

Then we’ve got to add in Step 3.

Step 3: Weight lifting

Not just any weight lifting exercises though. The big muscle lifts which include your whole body: Squats and deadlifts. Throw out the bicep curl, tricep extension, shoulder press. They’re garbage for weight loss. Focus on the lifts that require your whole body to commit.

Now you’re doing all three: The first measure is daily, the second measure is twice a week, and the third measure is once a week.

Good luck!

Let’s all work together to make this a more healthy nation. A national health care single payer system is coming, and no one wants to be carried on the backs of the pay-ins by the healthy people, do they?


Follow me and I will take you away from the everyday.

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The most effective muscle building exercise for the arm

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The biceps curl is overdone and over-hyped. I do them, as part of a total body workout, but there’s a more effective arm-buster.

Now, I don’t support hitting arms before you’ve done the Exercise Triumvirate: Lunges, Squats, and Deadlifts (LSD). It’s great to see more and more people joining the Triumvirate as we get smarter about what exercises work for total fitness, and which don’t.

But, as for getting gorilla arms, the best exercise is the triceps extension, seated or lying down.

Why? Because the triceps are the biggest muscle group in the arm, they take up the most space. So if you do some high weight sets mixed with low weight sets, after a few weeks, you are sure to look like you can lead all the women folk to safety.

As for developing the mind of a leader… that is a different regiment altogether.