Post 81: Working Out-The Big Picture

If you really want to change the shape of your body, you must incorporate three things into your life
1. Strength training
2. Cardio training ( This can also be a part of your strength training )
3. Good nutrition
4. Fixing any past internal damage to your body.

The key to the effectiveness of an exercise program is to incorporate all elements in an intelligent and effective manner. The key to the success of M Factor training is that I teach these concepts in a way you can easily incorporate in your everyday life.
Think about this.

Diet Alone- 95% of all diets fail because they demand such a big change in the way you eat. The fact is this: Diet alone cannot significantly boost your metabolism or shape your body. Simply put, if you are a flabby big person, you can diet down and become a flabby skinny person. People who just diet are more prone to relapses and tend to end up weighing more than when they started.
Case in Point Jared From Subway ( I hate to use him to illustrate a point because he did a tremendous job losing all that weight but I am trying to prove a point here and he fits the example.
Jared lost a bunch of weight but his basic shape didn’t change. He has basically become a smaller version of himself.

Nothing wrong with that but most people want to reshape their bodies as well.

Cardio alone– If you think a running program is a good way to go, think again. Without strengthening your overall structure, you are an injury waiting to happen. Running and aerobics will not shape or noticeably strengthen your muscles. In fact, the constant pounding will expose and injure weak joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Fixing the Body– I think everyone knows how to eat semi-well. The biggest problems I see are people who have wrecked their bodies through stress, poor nutrition and lack of sleep. Here I am talking about internally and externally. 

External pains such as foot, ankle, knee, back, should and neck pain and almost always caused by muscle imbalances, except in the case of actual trauma. Further, back pain is almost never a sign of a weak lower back. Knee pain is never caused in the knee. There is an underlying reason which is almost never the actual bodypart that hurts.

Internal pains- There is a long list of disorders here to consider.

Do you have any of the following:

  • Acne, 
  • Asthma,
  • Aggressive Aging, 
  • Arthritis, 
  • Autism,
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Candidiasis,
  • Celiac disease,
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 
  • Crohn’s disease, 
  • Cystic Fibrosis,
  • Dermatitis, Eczema,
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergies
  •  Hives
  •  Inflammatory Bowel Disease,
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivities,
  •   Malnutrition
  • , Ulcerative Colitis. 
  • General lethergy and apathy
  • General crappy feeling
  • Hypothyroidism

Consider that the conditions above affect your ability to lose weight and get in optimal shape. The prescriptions taken also cause negative reactions in the body and in a bigger sense, all these diseases are signs of a body out of balance. 

If you are interested, there is a great presentation about this very subject by the heads of BioTrust. Here is a link to their free presentation.

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