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"Top 10 Rules You Must Follow Every Day to Lose 10 Pounds" Review

These weight loss tips have helped my personal training clients trim their waistlines quickly and they will help you too (from the article Top 10 Rules You Must Follow Every Day to Lose 10 Pounds).

What rules do you follow every day to lose weight?

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Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article " Top 10 Rules You Must Follow Every Day to Lose 10 Pounds " on MSN.com.
"Top 10 Rules You Must Follow Every Day to Lose 10 Pounds" Review
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"15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym" Review

It's 2 months after NYE and you're probably frustrated with your results in the gym (or lack of). Besides hiring a personal trainer in Chicago :) to amp up your fitness sessions, you may want to take a look at these 9 reasons why and reshape your approach to exercise (from the article "15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym"). Create the best you in 2016-It's still early!

NOT GIVING IT YOUR ALL AT THE GYM


You're not even there in spirit. You might show up and execute all sets and reps, but you're doing it without any attempt to improve since your last workout.

AVOIDING MUSCLE GROUPS


You choose your favorite muscle groups and then fail to do the ones you don't enjoy doing, usually by procrastinating them into Sunday. And then you say, "Oh well, I'll start fresh on Monday." But on Monday you don't start with the muscle groups you neglected, and work your favorite ones again, resulting in complete lack of stimulation of your weak spots for weeks.

GOING TO THE GYM AT PEAK HOURS


You go work out at the happy hour time when everyone else is working out. You do this subconsciously so you have an excuse to avoid the compound moves since everyone is doing them, and the racks where you perform those compound moves are busy.

YOU'RE WAITING TOO LONG BETWEEN SETS


You don't time yourself between sets, so they end up being 5-minutes long and you're not a powerlifter trying to max out on singles. Then at 45-minutes into your workout, you've got to go, and you've only done 10 sets.

YOU ONLY WORKOUT WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE IT


You allow yourself to exercise only when you're in the mood for it, but sadly you're not in the mood that often.

YOU DON'T PRIORITIZE WEIGHT TRAINING


You get wasted on cardio when you're trying to lean up the meat on those wheels.

YOU’RE LIFTING TOO LIGHT


How do you know it's too light? You're not worried that if you lose focus you'll get hurt. If you're not getting hurt when you lose focus it's not a heavy enough weight.

YOU'RE LIFTING TOO HEAVY


You're doing half reps, and fail to do more than two reps when the set is supposed to be hypertrophic around 10. But your ego says, "Keep trying and some day you'll make 10." Yes, but in the meantime, pick a pair of bells you can actually handle!

YOU BLAME GENETICS FOR WHY YOU'RE NOT GETTING RESULTS


You are convinced that all buff physiques are a result of excellent genetics. This translates to a perfect reason for you to not try and make the best out of what you've got, and hence you're completely missing out on maximizing your potential.

What do you think are the reasons for your lack of success in the gym?

Picture Credit: www.MSN.com - When was the last time you looked at your fitness approach? Are you napping on the cardio equipment too?

Article Credit:
Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article "15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym" on MSN.com
"15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym" Review
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How Caffeine Could Prevent You From Losing Belly Fat

Do you have some fat around your mid-section that seems to be stuck? Have you tried working out and dieting, but nothing seems to work? Believe it or not, your morning cup of coffee may be to blame.

I was once a coffee addict too. It started in college when I pulled a few all-nighters, and the habit stuck ever since. It wasn’t until recently that I was diagnosed with having a food allergy to coffee that I quit for good, and now I understand the caffeine and belly fat connection.

This is how it works: when the body experiences stress, either in the form of taking in caffeine from coffee, tea or energy drinks (or from that boss that drives you crazy) cortisol is released in the body, as well as norepinephrine and epinephrine. The body goes into the “fight or flight” response, which means blood rushes away from your stomach and to your arms, legs and even your brain so you can be alert and "run away from the predator.”

Digestion slows down, the reproductive system slows down and the elimination system slows down because you don’t need to digest, reproduce or go to the bathroom when running for your life. If a person drinks a lot of coffee or is under a lot of stress, then there is this constant level of cortisol floating around in the body.

Cortisol causes weight gain, specifically in the belly area, for several reasons. First, digestion is slowed down. Second, the body increases insulin levels in case we need that extra energy to run from a “predator.” Over time, the body becomes resistant to this constant increase in insulin, which could lead to weight gain and Type 2 Diabetes.

Eventually the adrenal glands get tired, which are the glands that release hormones like cortisol in response to stress (they are only about the size of a walnut). Over time, the body can’t bring the cortisol levels back down to normal, which can lead to an increase in belly fat. This is why, if you have an excess layer around your middle, you may need to check your caffeine habit.

Since I’ve quit caffeine, not only have I lost belly fat, I’ve lost weight, I wake up with energy—not groggy, and I’m not carrying excess water weight. It’s really been a fascinating journey. If you’ve had a coffee habit for a while and drink several cups a day, you may want to wean yourself off slowly. Try to cut out one or two cups, or switch to a half caffeinated/half decaf. You may still experience slight headaches, but just know that is the body detoxing itself and the headaches will pass.

I once had a client go from drinking 16 cups of coffee a day to one or two by weaning himself off slowly. Now that’s progress!

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Author: Justine SanFilippo from The Active Times
How Caffeine Could Prevent You From Losing Belly Fat
Understand the underlying struggles to losing belly fat from a Chicago personal trainer.