Yearly Archives: 2011

Maximize Your Fat Loss Potential

Maximizing your fat loss potential comes down to three main factors: 1.) Workout Efficacy 2.) Recovery Periods 3.) Nutritional Strategy In order to build the most efficacious workout possible, you’ll need to customize the workout to your specific needs.  Think about your body type (more endurance or sprinter), what’s worked for you in the past (swimming, weights, etc.), and how much time you have to offer.  As closely as possible, design a workout program that will meet your needs.  Here are a few examples of workout customizations that are possible based upon answers to the questions above: Example #1: Endurance-based man who likes to swim but has lost weight before while doing sprinting and lifting weights. Dr. Kareem’s Recommendations: Mix it up to lose fat. fat loss is about shocking your body, over and over again, until it molds itself into a leaner, more capable...

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Pain Relief – Are You On The Right Track?

The Real ‘Mechanisms’ That Create Short-Term and Long-Lasting Pain Relief If we make things really simple, here’s how it works: 1.) Pain medication blocks the nerve signal that is letting you know something is wrong. 2.) Pain relief comes from fixing whatever is wrong, but oftentimes this is difficult to do when you’re in so much pain and can hardly get anything accomplished. Pain medication is great if you simply cannot function without it, or you just underwent something traumatic like surgery and there’s no physiological reason to be in pain outside of this direct trauma and now you’re sore. In other words, the pain is not protecting you in any way, because you know to be careful in this area, and it’s only temporary. Pain medication works through various mechanisms such as hormonal and neurotransmitter releases, or even as extreme as triggering the opiod...

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How To Build Muscle – “Twitch” It On

Unusual perspective on how to build muscle without sacrificing lifestyle… Muscle building exercise theories vary from emphasizing only one muscle group per day or per workout, all the way to doing Turkish Get-Ups as your entire program. I’ve heard it all, and there’s merit in ‘almost’ all of it. The fact is, stress your muscles and they will grow; ‘stressing’ them means that you are taking them just past their failure point, and gaining either: 1.) Muscular endurance or 2.) Muscular strength More muscle is your natural adaptation response when you take muscle just past it’s physiological threshold. The question is between muscular endurance (slow twitch muscle fibers) and muscular strength (medium and fast twitch muscle fibers.) Generally speaking, if you perform greater than 8 reps of an exercise, you’re in the muscular endurance zone. There are plenty of exceptions to this when it comes...

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