Why running sucks… and causes you to gain fat

Have you ever gone to a “big box” healthclub or gym? They are filled with treadmills and cardio machines. And you see infomercials and ads for ellipticals and treadmills, to help you lose weight. You see skinny people running, and it seems like what you need to do to drop a few pounds. But I have news for you. Running, while not a bad thing, is not a good way to lose weight. In fact, if you r … [Read more...]

This Made Me Cry…

This past Monday at 1 AM my brother’s wife’s water broke and I headed back for a day trip to MN to meet this new member of my family! I am a proud uncle of a beautiful niece! I am especially excited for my mom who has waited for 65 years, (at times impatiently), for her first grand baby. This new addition to our family added to an already amazing weekend! This past weekend made my top three list of … [Read more...]

30 Days (Plus) of Awesomeness

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Well, I've just completed Dustin's "30 Days of Awesomeness" challenge and thought I would post my final journal entry here instead of just writing on the closed Facebook page. I decided to participate in the challenge for a couple of reasons. One was to see what would happen if I started keeping a food journal again, as well as trying some of the r … [Read more...]

Aerobics = Fat Storage

I harp on this topic a lot and I apologize if it gets old!  But this is one of my BIG points regarding exercise that I want to ingrain into your head about cardio.  You DON'T and SHOULDN'T do long distance cardio if your goal is fat loss.  If you want to run a marathon for the challenge, the endorphins and the goal, by all means do it!  I am also not saying that everyone who runs long distance is o … [Read more...]

Interval Training: The 21st Century Fat Loss Solution

If you have been following me for any length of time or have trained with me, you know the first thing I do with a client who sees me for fat loss and has been a chronic long distance cardio person, is tell them to stop immediately! For many looking to lose weight long slow intensity cardio just doesn't seem to work.  I don't have all the answers to why, but just look around at everyone in the … [Read more...]

How To Burn Fat 10X Faster Then Tradional Cardio: Part 2

There were so many questions and requests from the first article and video that I felt it necessary to do another post on the topic of burst training. In particular, some were wanting the workout on the video, in writing, as well as some more beginner types of workouts. I don't want people to get stuck on numbers so much as intensity... there are no right or wrong ways to do these. Here are some … [Read more...]

Burn Fat 10X Faster Then Traditional Exercise

I have gotten the reputation of being anti-cardio. It is true, that I think long slow cardio is a waste of time if your goal is fat loss. Long slow cardio has very little effect on overall fat loss. All long slow cardio does is slow the metabolism, by eating away the muscle, which in turn, directly decreases the metabolism. In order for the person to lose more weight with this technique, they … [Read more...]

Answers To “How To Lose Weight”

Awhile ago I asked everyone to share with me 3 questions you have about how to lose weight.  I got a lot of great responses and I apologize for just now getting back to answering some of them.  Every once in awhile, I will pick a couple of these questions and give my opinion.  Check out the previous post about questions and feel free to add your own questions for me to answer #1 is from Rebekah: O … [Read more...]