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  1. Smitty

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    Alright lets start this post off by saying I'm not talking about getting high. So if that was your thinking you should probably just leave haha.

    What I am talking about is getting into crazy good shape and fitness through these few things below.

    You're probably wondering why the hell I'm posting this here. Well it's simple, this will help your business in the long run. Good nutrition and a good exercise routine equates to a sharper mind. A sharper mind = more money ha.

    Okay...

    I used to play premier soccer, played through some college and later stopped because my interests changed.

    So lets just say I've always been interested in new and better ways to get fit.

    I've completely changed my diet from what I used to eat. I always wondered why I would get headaches after long enduring matches. Once I discovered it was my diet with the rigorous exercise that was causing my blood sugar levels to go crazy which in turn caused the headaches I realized that something needed to be changed.

    Basically all I ate was shit, and I'm surprised I could hang with everyone on the pitch. So I started to change things a little by little, headaches disappeared, I became faster and could outlast most everyone on the field.

    Personally I think one of the keys to crazy endurance is by getting your blood sugars normalized and doing a certain type of exercise.

    The second part is pretty easy, however it's the first part people have trouble with and I'll admit it's hard. Especially if you live in America where we pride ourselves on a SAD diet (standard american diet).

    So alright first is the exercise. The exercise I'll share with you can make you lose crazy weight, get ripped, build muscle without lifting weights, build massive endurance, build powerful lungs, and strengthen your heart.

    Most people think that to lose weight you have to exercise for like 2 hours straight everyday. This is not the case, in fact the food choices I'll later talk about helped my dad lose 26 pounds without ever exercising at all. This isn't some crash diet or something that will hurt you in the long run, it's actually the healthiest diet you can consume.

    But back to the exercise. The kind of exercise I'm talking about is a type of interval training with a twist. I've always found it kind of funny how people think to build endurance you have to run tons of miles every single day. Let me tell you that in my soccer days I was running 10+ miles a day and I have better endurance today running less than 1.

    Long distance running isn't good for your heart contrary to popular belief. It actually shrinks your lung power and burns muscle. Have you seen long distance runners lately? They look like death is just around the corner. Now compare them to a sprinter like Michael Johnson. I can guarantee that Michael can also run long distance if he had to with no problems.

    So the idea is simple. You are running in short bursts with high intensity, the idea is to get you panting uncontrollably. This is the key to lung power to keep you going for long distances.

    So here is a typical schedule I do for my runs, however I've been doing this for a while so you need to work up to it. The book I'll provide down below will expand on this, but this is the general idea.

    This workout is for running however it can be applied to biking, eliptical or whatever. You'll get more workouts from the book below.

    Day 1
    Warm up for 2 minutes - I just jog around to get the blood flowin

    Set 1
    1/4 Mile Sprint - 70% speed
    3 minute recovery - extremely slow almost a walking pace

    Set 2
    1/4 Mile Sprint - 80% speed
    3 minute recovery - extremely slow almost a walking pace

    Set 3
    1/4 Mile Sprint - 90% speed
    3 minute recovery - extremely slow almost a walking pace

    Set 4
    1/8 Mile Sprint - 100% speed
    3 minute recovery - extremely slow almost a walking pace

    Set 5
    1/8 Mile Sprint - 110% speed like someone is chasing you with a gun!
    3 minute recovery - extremely slow almost a walking pace


    Then you will decrease the distance you run in further days but also you are increasing your intensity on the sprints.

    The one above is a bit more advanced and I don't recommend starting on that. But in the book below you can get the beginner workouts and all the others.

    That is the general idea of the workout. I also run as close to barefoot as possible, this has also greatly increased my speed. I wear things called Vibram FiveFingers. It's like going barefoot, but it has just enough protection to keep you from skinning your feet. Sprinting barefoot will make your legs look like they're sculpted out of stone. Your calves will get absolutely ripped and cut.

    The main reason most people can never develop their calve muscles is because if you wear shoes you don't use them! The first time you run barefoot you'll know it because your legs will be sore as hell. But that is a good thing, your calves have been neglected for far too long.

    However proceed with caution and build it up. Running close to barefoot is totally different. It forces you to adopt correct running form. You will no longer be hitting your heals first, which is incorrect anyways. You should be hitting the balls of your feet and making no contact with your heals and the ground.

    Watch some clips of Michael Johnson in slow mo, you'll notice that his body is slightly ahead of his feet when they hit the ground. You'll also notice that the balls of his feet are really the first thing that hits the ground not the heal like most people that run in shoes.

    THIS IS WHERE THE PAIN COMES FROM. It's not the running that causes the pain, it is the running form that causes it.

    I run in my FiveFingers which is pretty much barefoot on CONCRETE with no pain at all. So if you have knee pain or anything like that when you run, more than likely it can be dissipated by correcting your form and getting rid of your shoes.

    Alright, you can PM me with any questions about runnin n stuff.

    Lets move on to diet.

    I think I'll make this into another post.... so gimme a sec.
     
  2. Smitty

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    Ok diet...

    I basically eat like a caveman and have never been healthier in my life.

    I have my dad eating the same stuff, he doesn't exercise and has lost 26 pounds in a month n a half.

    This isn't a crash diet, it is the diet our very first ancestors ate in the Paleolithic era. It is the diet we are evolutionarily designed to eat.

    Here it is...

    Veggies, meat, fish, nuts, good fats, seeds, some fruit. NO GRAINS or starches.

    Todays diet in America at least is so fucked. We eat more sugar and grains than most other countries.

    Grains have only been in our diet evolutionarily speaking for a pin drop in that time line. They honestly serve no purpose or nutritional value in the diet.

    The main reason we eat so much of them is because of big corporate america and their brainwashing marketing skills tricking us into thinking it is healthy.

    Now with tons of the population realizing that they are allergic to the actual protein in grains called gluten, a whole new line of products has emerged. ALthough better for you, grains gluten or no gluten still don't work well with the human body.

    They spike blood sugars and insulin levels which leads to other problems down the road. If you want to truly optimize your weight, bulletproof yourself against disease and truly improve your health the grains have to go. By eliminating this and the sugar you are on your way to a healthier life.

    But I have to get going right now (going to watch the NCAA) so I'm going to have to cut this short.

    READ THE BOOKS BELOW, they will expand on what I've said.

    If you are truly interested in improving your health these books will be priceless.

    Enjoy.



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    good stuff smitty... i am also very into health and fitness.

    for an even more extreme version of that interval training, try doing up big flights of stairs or bleachers.. do pacing/jogging when going down, and do full force sprints on the way up.
    the elevation and going up and down amplifies it greatly, bodyfat will melt away

    also, i see you stay away from grains.. i like to stagger intake of them.. ill go 3 or 4 days without, then have a day where i eat them. then off again for a few days. with the right workout, this will make you feel solid and fully pumped even on days when you didnt workout, you will have a more full and solid look.
     
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    You know in that book I put in the second post he talks about doing that type of training on a mini tramp. I actually have a mini tramp at home but I never use it. I should pull that thing outside and get it going. The thing is in my basement right now so I rarely use it.

    Yah the gluten is really not good for most people. They say the numbers that aren't actually allergic to is are around 10% now.

    I definitely take Nordic Naturals fish oil, some of the best around here. Kinda fallen in love with olive oil lately, I find myself soaking all my food in it haha. Such a good fat, now I know why those Greeks have such amazing skin.

    OOoo I also eat hemp seeds which are a great source of omega 3's too so that helps balance out the 6 and 3's. Good source of protein too after a nice hard workout.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Ohh yah, we used to do these sprints up hills during soccer. Gosh whenever my futbol schedule said Roc Fields, I knew we were running that damn hill. It was HUGE. Sprint the up and walk the down.

    I agree with you that it makes a huge difference. I've actually never done stairs in my life and I know a perfect place to do it so I'll probably get that going soon. Thanks for that advice.

    Yah, the don't eat grains for a few reasons. I stay away from most grains except for a select few. Mainly because most grains don't really have much nutrition in them and most of them really spike your blood sugars. Certain grains don't, but most do. Plus they can really do a number on your insides.

    But I do eat some, the main thing is if you're trying to lose weight you can't be eating stuff that spikes your blood sugars and leptin levels.

    However if you're in good health eating good quality grains (not produced by the big manufacturers) isn't bad.

    Bout to eat a cajun Salmon salad and watch UNC beat Kansas lol.

    Thanks for the input, much appreciated.
     
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    Now I wanna see some proof Smitty
    Post your shirtless pics here or PM it to me
    Hahahahaha, yeah Im serious:cheer2:
     
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    I think a public trade is due...
    Snowhite you go first! ;-p

    How old r u panther?

    Youve done this for 31 years?
     
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    Haha, well if you're a girl I'll trade you shirtless pics. If you're a dude, well I don't really need to tell you but my girlfriend probably wouldn't like that. She would probably question what I'm doing with her.
     
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    You got it dude. Sugar free and short burst running is the true key to getting ripped not all that weight lifting bodybuilders want you to believe. I'm a huge fan of a caveman type diet.
     
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  11. gts6

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    yeah, a lot of the processed grains like white breads spike blood sugar, i stay away from those, even on the days i eat grains. i like eating things like a handful of that cereal "shredded wheat", its just whole wheat. sometimes ill have whole grain brown rice, which is not the same as regular white rice, you wont get the huge blood sugar spike like with regular rices. ive also been eating barley lately, it goes great with tuna over it, you cant go wrong with barley its better than rice. but as i said, i stagger it on certain days. i agree with you 100% it is not good to eat a lot of grains, especially daily.
     
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    you are right, interval running will get you ripped, but it wont grow you muscle as fast as weightlifting though. there is a difference. you can be skinny and ripped. you can also be large and muscular and ripped. a good combo is best bet.
     
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    ahhh man this sucks big time, i love my sandwiches... so i could do with ditching 30 pounds. i give up the sugars and grains and do this interval training and ill be set?

    do i have to give up the smokes to??
     
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    Get big by doing bodyweight exercises like Hindu push ups, squats, pull ups and the bridge. You can also incorporate this with some interval training. Minute of pushups with some rest, then squats, etc. etc.

    Personally I'm not a fan of lifting weights because it doesn't give you functional strength. It just gives you bulky, fiber ripped muscles that are bloated with water.

    That is my only beef with lifting. However I do do some kettle bell sessions on occasion that is killer, but it is also a full body workout.

    You guys should really read the book though. As it's not just interval training, it is a bit different. I can't really explain it but you should definitely read it, it's very interesting and will make perfect sense to you all since you already do this stuff.
     
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    Would probably be a decent idea lol.
     
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    ok smitty, u have inspired me. Im gonna give this my all starting monday.
    thanks man
     
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    And you thought I wouldnt find a shirtless pic of smitty. Hes really ripped. You decide
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    hahhahahhaha that is awesome.

    Funniest thing I've seen today, not a bad photoshop really.

    My second job is man whoring, can you tell?
     
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    Keep us updated bro, let this thread know if it can help you. Seems as though we have a lot of people in here that know what their doing.
     
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    OMG is that a piece of fried chicken in ur right hand???