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KETOGENIC Diet Explained (Must See for BEGINNERS!)🥓 KETO Diet Meal Plan for FAT LOSS benefits risks
 
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Wondering what is the ketogenic diet? In the Ketogenic Diet explained you will find everything about how to start your own keto diet meal plan for fat loss. You'll learn keto benefits, risks, and the myths. This is an excellent ketogenic shredding diet for beginners. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ You've been hearing quite a lot about the ketogenic diet. It's become one of the most popular diets around and a lot of people are now starting to switch over to keto. So in today's video I'm gonna give you guys a full unbiased explanation of the ketogenic diet. I want you to understand how it works, how to create your own keto diet meal plan from scratch, and both its positives and its negatives which believe it or not an unbiased explanation of keto is rare to come by due the fact that throughout all of history there have always been those people that would turn a diet almost into a religion or a cult. Thus happened before with Atkins, the South beach diet, And this is happening right now with the ketogenic diet. This ultimately leads to a lot of misconceptions about the diet so there are a lot of things that people are doing plain wrong and you may be making the same mistakes. Let's start with purpose what's the purpose of the ketogenic diet. The goal is to Force the body into a process known as ketosis where fats are predominately burned and used for energy rather than carbohydrates. Macros for the keto diet can vary from plan to plan but you can expect to have anywhere from 60 to 75 percent of calories from fat sometimes even more. Then 15 to 30 percent of calories coming from protein, ans 5 to 10 percent of calories coming from carbs. The most common recommended ketogenic macro split is 20 percent protein 75 percent fat and only 5 percent carbohydrates. This is referred to as the standard ketogenic diet. There is also the cyclical ketogenic diet where you would cycle five days of keto with two days of high carbs. Then you also have the targeted ketogenic diet where you're allowed to have carbs before or after your workouts. And last but not least we have the high-protein ketogenic diet where fat drops down to 60 percent and protein jumps all the way up to 35 percent. Regardless of which ketogenic approach you take the purpose Remains the Same. By drastically reducing carbs and replacing them with healthy fats your body goes into a metabolic state known as ketosis. Now it kills me when certain "Experts" claim that the ketogenic diet isnt a low-carb diet. KILLS ME! If 5 to 10 percent of your total daily calories are coming from carbs and that's not a low-carb diet I don't know what is. Keto is a form of low-carb dieting just like Atkins is a form of low-carb dieting. For the people that treat keto like a religion I can't wait to read your comments. Either way when you're in ketosis your body becomes very very good at burning fat for energy. Fats will be turned into ketones in your liver and those ketones will supply energy to your body and your brain. To put it simply your body becomes better at using fat for energy... not only the fat that you eat but also the fat thats stored on your body. One of the ways that it does this is by keeping insulin levels low. Insulin is a fat storage hormone that is released to help shuttle energy from the food you eat into your cells. The ketogenic diet is known to be one of the best ways besides fasting to drop your insulin levels lower. And low insulin levels are associated with fat loss. However there is a misconception out there that your insulin levels will only go up from carbohydrates. Protein will also spike your insulin levels and if you eat enough fats in one sitting especially the wrong ones like trans fats that can spike your insulin levels as well. A lot of people that do the ketogenic diet just go absolutely overboard with the unhealthy foods that they pack into their plan. Sure macro wise a bunch of cheese mayo and bacon will fit into a 75 percent fat allowance. However for your health these foods are not always the best option. Again occasionally having Foods like this as a treat on the keto diet is perfectly fine however from day to day your 75 percent fat allowance is meant to be used on healthy sources of fats such as avocados coconut oil whole eggs olive oil grass fed butter, nuts and seeds and the fat found in unprocessed meat such as beef Buffalo salmon chicken thighs ground turkey or pork just to name a few. Sources of fat with oleic acid have been shown to be really effective at dropping insulin levels as well. You'll find oleic acid in olive oil and avocados as well as in many other sources. Due to the fact that this diet is so high in fat and moderately high in protein it's very easy to feel full on this plan.
Reach KETOSIS Faster (24 HOURS!) - 5 KETO HACKS | How to Get Into Ketosis for Weight Loss Quickly
 
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5 easy ways to get into ketosis fast. Learn how to get into ketosis for weight loss in just 24 hours. These Ketogenic diet hacks will save you time and help you burn more fat. The ketone diet meal plan and ketogenic diet meal plan is similar. By throwing in a fat fast you can speed up fat loss. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Normally it can take anywhere from 2 to 7 days for your body to go into ketosis. Depending on your body, activity level, and what youre eating, you could be the unlucky one waiting the full 7 days. Or you can just take all the tips that I'm about to share with you, apply them, and Ensure that you reach ketosis in the shortest amount of time possible for your body. Also if you've messed up your ketogenic diet recently this video will help you get right back into ketosis quickly. The first hack is to do a fast but not just any kind of fast. This is what's called a fat fast. Fasting in general is one of the fastest ways to get into ketosis and it's fairly easy to understand why. Ketosis is a process thats happening in the body every single day regardless of the total number of carbs you eat. It just may be happening at a very small scale. For example when you go to sleep your body still needs energy but it has to go hours without food so the body will burn fat and create molecules known as ketones to provide that energy. By eating a low-carb high-fat diet this process is Amplified and that's what we all know as ketosis. So this is where fasting comes in. A great way to get right into ketosis is by depleting the body of carbohydrates and proteins which will both ultimately break down to glucose. The good news is that your bodies already depleting glucose to be used as energy all the time. So all you have to do to get into ketosis faster is avoid adding on any extra macros that will be converted to glucose. You can do that by doing a 24-hour water fast or you can do a fat fast. And this actually leads right into the second hack which is to increase your Healthy fat intake. By consuming more healthy fats you're gonna boost your Ketone levels and reach ketosis faster. With a fat fast you accomplish just that. It involves eating somewhere between 800 to 1000 calories per day with roughly 90% of those calories coming from good sources of fat. This helps your body making easier faster transition into using fat as your primary source of energy. If a full 24-hour fast is a little too difficult for you and a fat fast is also still too difficult then try to go for some intermittent fasting while still applying the same ketogenic principles of a high-fat low-carb, low to moderate protein diet. Speaking of protein this is another huge mistake that people make on keto that you can avoid to get into ketosis faster. For the ketogenic diet we want to keep our protein intake levels low-to-moderate. For maximum fat loss i recommend you stay in the range of about half a gram to three quarters of a gram of protein per pound of body weight. For Keto we don't really want to go higher than that because protein just like carbohydrates will ultimately be converted by the body to glucose. So by having too much protein you'll throw yourself out of ketosis the same way that you would by having too much carbs. That's why it's important that you keep the protein at an adequate level not too high to where you're eliminating the possibility of ketosis and not too low because you do need protein especially if you're active to rebuild your muscles. And that brings me to the next tip which is to maintain a high level of activity when you're goal is to enter ketosis faster. Once again remember that ketosis will only occur after you've fully depleted your body of glycogen stores. Your body likes to store unused glycogen in your muscles and your liver. And since we're already eating a low-carb diet and keeping our protein levels low to moderate we're not going to be replenishing any of those glycogen stores any time soon. That's all great and all but what can we do to get the stored glycogen out of there faster so we can enter right into ketosis. The answer is exercise especially high-intensity exercise that's done on an empty stomach. Even though you won't burn more calories exercising in a fasted State then you would in a Fed state, working out fasted has been shown in studies to increase Ketone levels. By working out fasted you can help increase what's called fat mobilization which is a crucial step in the fat loss process. Even if you don't want to work out fasted keep in mind that working out in general will help you deplete glycogen stores faster. Also the type of workout that's most demanding on your glycogen stores is weight training and other forms of anaerobic training. So you want to do weight training.
Cardio Before or After Weights to Burn Fat Fast | Cardio before or after lifting | Weight Training
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ cardio before or after weights cardio after weights cardio before or after lifting cardio after lifting cardio before weights cardio and weight training Burn fat fast lose fat fast cardio for weight loss In today's video I am going to be talking about if you should do cardio before or after weight training. This question is most often asked by people looking to get the most amount of fat burn out of their cardio program. Obviously we would like to do that without sacrificing precious muscle mass. Since we're trying to get to the bottom of the most effective way to time our cardio program. We want to make sure that doing the cardio is actually burning fat. Doing the cardio before your workout, unless you're working out on an empty stomach, is going to burn a mix of carbs and dietary fat. That means that you're essentially going to be burning what you ate earlier that day during your cardio workout not fat. In fact it'll probably take you a full half hour to just start burning body fat especially with steady state cardio. The other downside to doing cardio before a workout is also related to the fact that we're going to be burning the food we ate instead of fat. The food we ate, and the stored glycogen from previous meals was going to be valuable fuel for a beast mode workout. All I got to say is good luck with those squats after an hour of running. You're probably already thinking that cardio after the workout is the only way to go, but I haven't even mentioned the biggest benefit to doing it after rather than before. You see when you're doing cardio usually your goal is to burn body fat, and glycogen is like brick wall between you and you're goal. Imagine that there's a very busy highway and every car on this highway represents glycogen. There's a cross street with a yield sign where cars are trying make a turn and get onto this highway. These cars represent your fat cells. While all the glycogen "cars" are zooming by the fat cell "cars" are just sitting there at the stop sign waiting their turn. Occasionally a fat cell "car" gets through, but for the most part when the glycogen cars are around the fat's not getting through.Finally once there are no more glycogen cars the fat cell cars start going through one after the other at a much faster rate. What all that means is that your body, which in this case is the highway prefers to use glycogen for energy. Meaning if you do cardio before your weight training you're probably going to be using mostly glycogen to supply the energy. Fat cells on the other hand will be at the "stop sign" and will get used here and there at a low rate. Once all the glycogen is gone that's when we start burning fat at a faster rate. Well how the heck do we get rid of all that glycogen? Glycogen happens to be the body's go to fuel when lifting weights, and whats even more awesome is that when you weight train glycogen is converted used for energy in mass quantities. So you're going to burn right through that glycogen quick. After an hour or so of intense weight training you will have probably depleted the majority of the glycogen in your body. This means that directly after the weight training would be an ideal time to start cardio because now you're body will have no choice but to burn fat at a higher rate. If you still only want to do cardio before you're workout then just understand that your going to run into a couple roadblocks. The major one is that your strength and energy levels are going to be depleted if you do a full out cardio session. The only time to do cardio before a workout is as a warm up at a low intensity. You don't really need longer than 10 or 15 minutes to warm up. Whether you do a HIIT workout or a steady state cardio workout you're still going to burn more fat after weights because you'll be in a glycogen depleted state. I prefer a HIIT workout because you can usually get the same if not better results than steady state cardio in half the time. An example of steady state cardio would be jogging on a treadmill, where as an example of HIIT cardio would be sprinting or boxing at a high intensity. Again you'll burn more fat doing either one directly after weights, but I just prefer HIIT, it saves time. cardio before or after weights | Burn Fat Fast | cardio after weights | cardio before or after lifting | cardio after lifting | cardio before weights | cardio and weight training | lose fat fast | cardio for weight loss Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
Should You BULK or CUT First (SKINNY FAT FIX)
 
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Should you bulk or cut first if you're skinny fat or a beginner? This cutting vs bulking will teach you which one to do first and how to do it. You'll learn best way to structure your diet and workout to optimally burn fat while cutting and build the most muscle when bulking. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ If you want to pack on some solid muscle, but you also want to lower your body fat percentage you're probably wondering which one you should do first. Is it better to bulk before cutting or is it better to cut before bulking. Does doing one before the other or doing them in a certain order speed up your progress? Well that's exactly what I'm gonna go over today...bulking vs cutting, and by the end of this video you'll know exactly which one to do first based on your goals. The decision of which one to do first is especially difficult on two groups of people beginners and people that would refer to themselves as skinny fat. As a totally new beginner the really amazing factor that you have on your side is a little something that we call newbie gains. Meaning it doesn't matter all that much what you do even if you're doing the wrong thing you'll probably lose a little bit of fat and add a little bit of muscle at the same time. Unfortunately this only applies to absolute beginners. Once you're no longer brand new you're going to have to pick one that you want to seriously focus and work on. If you've been working out for some time and you're skinny fat this choice can be tough because you don't have much muscle mass so you very quickly identify building muscle as a main goal. But, you have another problem, if you're skinny fat you have some body fat that you can't get rid of in those stubborn problem areas like your belly, your love handles, your chest, and your arms. Even though you may look completely fine in your clothes under those clothes you have stubborn fat that you want to reduce and probably eliminate altogether. So someone that's skinny fat will definitely have to decide whether they're going to bulk or cut first. When your goal is to bulk you're trying to build as much muscle as possible. On the other hand cutting is trying to burn as much fat as you can while sparring as much muscle mass as possible in the proccess. To differentiate further there are two opposite ways to bulk. You can do a clean bulk and a dirty bulk. Regardless of which way you choose to bulk, clean, or dirty they both require you to create a calorie surplus. When you put yourself into a calories surplus not only can you build muscle, but you can also gain fat. With a clean bulk your primary aim is to build muscle, but you want to do it in a way that minimizes the amount of body fat you gain in the process. So you'll typically be eating lean sources of protein like chicken breast and white fish, complex carbohydrates like brown rice and yams, and good sources of fats like avocados. Also your overall calorie surplus won't be too crazy high because that will also increase the chances of you putting on more fat. With a dirty bulk you pretty much don't care how much fat you gain in the process of bulking. Your main mission is to just build muscle. The fat you'll take care of after bulking up. Dirty bulks are very effective at building muscle, in fact they're probably one of the most effective things you can do to build muscle faster, but when you eat this way you can become much fatter throughout the process, which may not be a viable option if your skinny fat and you don't feel comfortable gaining any more body fat. I very rarely recommend that you do a dirty bulk at all, the only people that I recommend doing a dirty bulk to are people that are extreme hard gainers. These guys need to do everything they can to eat more and gain weight. A clean bulk is usually the best way to go and by cycling between enough proper clean bulks and enough cutting phases back and forth you should be able to get as lean and muscular as you want. So which do you do first. Well since you're looking to do both we should start with your body fat percentage to see which one you need more. The reason we focus on body fat is because the higher your body fat percentage is when you start the higher your body fat percentage will be when your done. Also with a higher body fat percentage in the beginning you'll have higher chances of storing more calories as fat throughout the process of bulking than someone that's much leaner. You'll store more if you start off at a higher body fat percentage because as body fat levels rise insulin sensitivity drops leading to insulin Resistance. Insulin is a hormone that you need to cooperate with your body in order to be effective at building muscle and to also be effective at burning fat. When you become insulin resistant your bodies fat burning ability decreases, the likelihood of gaining body fat increases, and protein
5 Intermittent Fasting Tricks to Burn Fat Faster
 
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Learn 5 intermittent fasting weight loss tricks to burn fat faster. These tips will help those of you looking to lose weight fast. If you are on the ketogenic diet some of these tips will benefit you as well 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ You really shouldn't start an intermittent fasting plan......... Well.... at least not until you watch this video because today I'm giving away the top 5 ways that will allow you to burn fat faster while fasting. If you've already tried intermittent fasting and you did it correctly you've probably already noticed some great results. You probably lost some body fat, maybe lost a few pounds off the scale, and you've become more productive in the process.... which is all great. But I know if you could double or triple your results without spending more time in the gym or in the kitchen you would be more than happy to learn how. Am I right? ....I think i'm right. So let's get started with the very first trick... When you break your fast, during your feeding window you want to stick to foods that don't spike your blood sugar, and more importantly don't spike your insulin levels. And those two things aren't always the same. As many of you already know one of the major benefits of fasting is that it'll allow you lower your insulin levels. Insulin is a fat storage hormone that serves as a bridge between your cells and the nutrients coming into your body. Your body will also stop burning fat when insulin levels are elevated. When we fast we are not just looking to lower calories by not eating, even though fasting will definitely do this the main goal of fasting for fat loss is to decrease insulin levels. And there really is no better solution for doing just that, when you simply don't eat your bodies insulin levels are naturally at their lowest. However, what most people don't realize is that even if you fast perfectly, once you break your fast you can spike your blood sugar and insulin levels high enough to cause your body to actually store fat rather than burn it. So if you want to burn fat at the fastest rate the goal has to be to keep your insulin levels low even after breaking your fast. We can do that by understanding some basic principles and then making a decision on what to eat during your feeding window around those key concepts. First let's get the obvious out of the way.... sweets, processed foods, and junk food will spike your insulin levels the highest while providing the lowest amount of nutrients. So if you want to burn fat faster after breaking your fast stick only to real wholesome single ingredient foods. Most of these foods you'll find by sticking to the outside aisles of your local grocery store or supermarket while avoiding the inner aisles. Next you have to know that carbohydrates have the biggest impact on your insulin levels, certain types of dairy have equally as big of an impact, other sources of protein have a moderate impact, and fat has the smallest impact. By not overindulging in carbohydrates and dairy after breaking your fast you'll already be miles ahead of most people. Since fasting is supposed to be a flexible dieting structure, I don't want you to restrict your carbs or dairy to nothing. In fact by doing that it'll probably make you want to have them even more. Instead I want you to break your fast with a large serving of vegetables in order to fill your stomach up and take the edge off your hunger. Then move on to your protein and fat sources, and then if you're still hungry you can move on to some low glycemic carbohydrates and dairy. This will allow you to limit your insulin spikes during your feeding window without actually thinking about it and without restrictions. Let's move on to the second way to burn fat faster that goes hand in hand with the first tip we just went over. I'm talking about keto fasting. Keto fasting is a combination of the ketogenic diet and fasting. This will make your diet a little less flexible because you will have to adhere to a certrain macronutrient split, but it's an incredibly effective way to speed up the amount of fat lost from fasting. Here you would start by setting up a regular intermittent fasting and feeding window. An common example would be to break your fast at 1 o clock and then switch back to fasting at 9 o clock. But during that 8 hour feeding window, with this method you'll actually want to keep your carbohydrate consumption under only 5 to 10 percent of your total daily caloric intake. This means no grains, no starchy veggies, and only berries for your fruit. You'll also want to keep your protein intake right around 15 to 20 percent of your daily intake because remember protein is also insulinogenic, and your fat should be around 75 percent of your total calories. With this kind of macronutrient split Studies on fasted training: https://tinyurl.com/ybosvgqf https://tinyurl.com/y7n9d4jc
What Happens If You Eat NOTHING For 7 Days
 
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What happens if you don't eat for a week with an extended fasting weight loss plan? Find out how fasting effects your body and brain from long term prolonged fasting. If you're planning a water fast and want to transition from intermittent fasting this video will help. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ 382 Day Fast Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2495396/pdf/postmedj00315-0056.pdf Health benefits of fasting study: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/1834 Fasting has been steadily growing in popularity and a lot of people have questions about extended longer duration fasting. Unlike intermittent fasting this will typically involve not eating for a couple days. And most people immediately dismiss this as a viable option for Fat Loss and weight loss because there are so many myths surrounding this topic. People are worried about losing their muscle mass, they're worried about slowing down their metabolism, and they're worried about their health and well-being in general. So in today's video I want to go over exactly what will happen to your body if you don't eat anything for 7 days straight. If you're looking to burn some fat lose some weight or if you're just looking to try an extended fast I highly recommend you stay with me through this video because I can tell you exactly what to expect and help settle the myths and doubts in your mind about a longer-term fast. First off let me start by saying that you shouldn't just jump into a 7 day long fast without first getting used to shorter fasting intervals like intermittent fasting, the warrior diet, and the one meal a day diet. I recommend you first try to fast for only two days however, even if you did do a 7 day fast contrary to what a lot of you may think you're not going to just drop dead. Your body is very good at conserving energy when it doesn't have access to food. This is how Ghandi at 74 years old was able to go on a 21 day hunger strike and not starve to death. When you fast for an extended duration your body will mostly use stored body fat for energy. And even though Ghandi was already pretty lean before his fast he was able to complete all 21 days. For most of us we consider a normal diet as one in which we eat every couple hours. However, before the invention of things like farming and refrigeration our distant ancestors would experience long periods of fasting followed by periods of feeding when food became available. So most people are actually very capable of fasting for 5 to ten days without much of a problem even though a lot of people think they'll practically die from starvation just by just skipping a meal or two. Just to drive this point home even further there was study conducted by researchers from a University in Scotland that was published in 1973. In this study an extremely obese 27 year old man fasted for 382 days. And believe it or not he didn't drop dead. He actually went from weighing 456 pounds............ to 180 pounds. Such a long fast could obviously only be achieved under the supervision of doctors with the use of vitamin supplements like yeast, sodium, and potassium, but the amazing thing is that the researchers followed this man for 5 years after his fast ended and he managed to maintain his weight.... never crossing back above 200 pounds again. Studies like this completely disprove the myth that your metabolism will shutdown and won't ever function normally again just because you don't eat every couple hours or every couple days for that matter. A 7 day fast is definitely something that you can work up to overtime, so what should you expect to happen to your body over the course of one week of fasting. Well about 6 hours after your start the fast your body will completely finish digesting food and breaking down glycogen into glucose. That glucose is primarily used by your body for energy and even though it can last for up to 24 to 72 hours it will typically be depleted after just 6 hours. So for most people that's when you can expect sudden hunger pangs and food cravings to start kicking in. Also in this initial phase your mood will change because your body is still used to getting it's energy from glucose, so you can expect to be a little "hangry" in the beginning. These intense hunger pangs that can also come with the feeling of dizziness, weakness, and nausea, diminish after the first 2 days for women and can take 3 days for men. If you can overcome these first 3 days the hunger will dramatically decrease and your body will start to feel more energized. During these first 3 days you can expect to gradually burn off the glycogen reserves in your muscles and your liver. This will cause you to lose a good amount of water weight in the beginning because the carbohydrates that you would normally be eating retain water in the body. Also you will begin to switch over to using fat for energy.
Insulin and Weight loss ➠ How to Control & Lower Insulin Resistance Levels Fat Loss Diabetes Leptin
 
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Everything you need to know about Insulin and Weight Loss. In this video I reveal how to control and lower insulin resistance. Lower your insulin levels and battle diabetes with diet and exercise. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Insulin and weight loss. What exactly makes these two so dependent on each other? If you dig through a little bit of fat loss research you'll see right away that insulin is very closely connected with burning fat and losing weight. In fact without reducing insulin there is almost no way we can burn a substantial amount of fat no matter how hard we exercise and diet. And even though most people have heard about insulin spikes not being good for weight loss the average person doesn't truly understand why. Well my hope is that today I can explain this in a way that anybody can understand. It all starts with you eating food. When you eat food the chewed up food particles get broken down further in your stomach into very small parts and then they pass through your intestines at which point your body absorbs and breaks down those nutrients and calories again and dumps them into your bloodstream. These broken down nutrients can't just jump into the cells that need them for their daily functions without some help. That's where insulin comes in. Insulin is a hormone secreted by your pancreas and it gets released into your bloodstream when your body senses that blood sugar has increased. Very high blood sugar levels are not good for you and your body knows this. So insulin acts as a bridge between your cells and the sugar found floating around in your blood. Without insulin your blood sugar would be very high because your body wouldn't be able to get that sugar into the cells. This is actually pretty much what type 2 diabetes is. When people are insulin resistant which means that insulin isn't doing its job they usually wind up being labeled as a type 2 diabetic which means that they need an external source of insulin for example either a shot or a pill to get their blood sugar down. So what does all of this have to do with fat loss and weight loss. Well whether you eat pasta brown rice or drink a can of soda all of it will eventually be broken down and it will be blood sugar floating around in your bloodstream. The only difference is that whole high-fiber carbs like brown rice will take a lot longer to digest which means that the sugar will be released into your bloodstream slowly while the can of soda will pretty much be released all at once. When it's released into your bloodstream slowly you give your body a chance to actually use it overtime so you won't require quite as much insulin which leads to less of it being stored as fat. Before insulin starts storing blood glucose into fat cells it will first store as much of it as possible into your liver for later use. The liver can only hold a limited amount of blood sugar and then the excess starts to get dumped off into your muscle cells. Now your muscle cells can hold more of this glucose then your liver can however it also has its limit. By building more muscle you're going to be able to increase this limit and use more of the blood sugar for your muscles rather than storing it as fat, however again even the most muscular person on the planet is going to have a limit of how much of this blood glucose can actually be used by the muscles. Once that limit is reached we hit a point called spillover where the sugar that came from mostly carbohydrates in your diet will begin to be stored in fat cells in order to lower the sugar found in your blood stream to normal levels. So insulin is an anabolic hormone that causes weight gain and growth. The opposite hormone to insulin is a catabolic hormone known as glucagon which is released when blood sugar drops too low. Glucagon just like insulin goes in and acts as a bridge between the stored energy in your cells and your bloodstream. Except it has the inverse effect. So it pulls energy from your cells and dumps it into the bloodstream. Before your body will start pulling fat from fat cells for energy it will first pull that stored glucose from your liver and your muscle cells. This is why so many low carb diets work. When you don't have that many carbs it's easy for your body to use up the carbs stored in your muscles and your liver and then proceed straight to burning fat for energy. This is the same reason why ketogenic diets work. Except an added benefit to ketogenic diets is that your body becomes more efficient at using fat for energy which means more fat will burnt.
How to BURN FAT with Weight Training for WEIGHT LOSS | How to lose fat with weights | Lifting
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ First I'd like to say that any kind of exercising will burn fat as long as you wind up creating a calorie deficit through a combination of diet and exercise. You cannot burn fat just by weight training if you have a poor diet. However, I know a lot of people that are under the impression that weight training can only be used to build muscle, but the truth is that there are ways for you to weight train in which you will burn way more fat than you ever could just by doing tons of cardio. When you do cardio you get to burn calories for the duration of your cardio session. So if you're running on the treadmill for half an hour you will burn calories during that half hour and maybe a few more calories for the next half hour while you're body returns to homeostasis. On the other hand with weight training you'll burn calories throughout the entire day. This is because your body will use what you eat to replenish glycogen stores in your muscles, it will also rebuild the muscles with amino acids from broken down proteins, and you'll experience epoc which is excess post exercise oxygen consumption. Or otherwise known as the after-burn effect. Another benefit of weight training is that by building muscle your metabolism will go up. Now even though you will experience all of these positive effects with traditional weight training. There are plenty of ways to take it up a notch and make your weight training workouts way more effective at burn fat. The first way is through a method know as peripheral heart action training. The goal of this type of training is to keep the blood circulating throughout the whole body. Usually this is accomplished by mixing upper body and lower body exercises back and forth within a circuit. An example of this would be to do an upper body exercise like bench press, then right away do Barbell squats, then follow that up with Bent over rows, and finish with walking lunges. There I would be doing upper, lower, upper, lower. By cycling between upper and lower your heart has to work harder to push blood back and forth between the muscles being worked. This means you're going to burn way way more calories than somebody that is doing traditional weight training. The other supposed benefit is that it prevents you from feeling too much burn in one muscle group. However, i think if you do this correctly you will definitely feel the burn. You don't have to limit yourself to upper and lower splits for peripheral heart action training. I think it's very important to work on building muscle when you're goal is to burn fat because building muscle will help with that by elevating your resting metabolism. To build muscle you have to go heavy. It's tough to go heavy when you're doing upper an lower exercises back to back because you're going to get really winded. So to help you build muscle while still burning more fat you can do a purely upper or lower body PHA Split. An example of an upper body PHA split would be to do a set of Inclined Dumbbell presses, followed by a superset for chest with dumbbell flies, followed by a Bent over dumbbell row, and finished with a superset for the back like reverse flies. You can do the same thing with your legs, just switch back and forth between working the front and the back of your hips and thighs. Another Amazing way that you can burn a ton more fat with weight training is by doing something that you all may have heard of, high intensity interval training. But I'm going to give you a way to structure your HIIT program to make it even more effective. Instead of just doing the more aerobic based exercises back to back for example burpees, plyometric lunges, rope slams, and squats jumps are all more aerobic exercises. Instead of just doing that, the more effective structure for burning fat would be to do a heavy weight training exercise, followed immediately by your more aerobic exercise. If you combine 3 of each into a 6 exercise circuit where you go back forth between an aerobic exercise, and a heavy anaerobic weight training exercise you will burn a ton of calories. A good example of this would be to do Barbell clean and presses, followed by burpees, followed by deep Barbell squats, followed by squat jumps, followed by T Bar rows, and finished with 45 seconds of mountain climbers. Besides the mountain climbers everything else you would do for 10 reps. If you do 3 sets of that circuit, I promise you'll be dead. And you'll burn a ton more calories then you ever could with a cardio based workout plan.
Coconut Oil weight loss | For Immunity, Detoxification, Blood Sugar Regulation, Heart Health
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Believe it or not coconut oil weight loss is possible and probable. Would you like to know how to use coconut oil for weight loss? Also did you know that it could be used for Candida, Immunity, Sex Drive, Detoxification, Blood Sugar Regulation, Heart Health Well in this weeks video I explain the benefits and uses of coconut oil. Coconut Oil is a medium chain fatty acid. It is comprised mostly of saturated fats. Most people go running for the hills when they hear saturated fats. This is mostly due to the lipid hypothesis, which is out of date and has been disputed again and again. Coconut oil is not dangerous for your health especially for your heart health. There are different types of cholesterol out there that effect the health of your heart. Everyday they learn more and more and bounce back and forth between demonizing carbs to demonizing fats. All that we need to know is that coconut oil helps increase your HDL or high density lipoprotein production. HDL is the good cholesterol responsible for escorting LDL (the bad cholesterol that can clog arteries) out of your body. With so many people avoiding fat I have to make it clear that fat does not make you fat. In fact carbs are a lot more likely to make you fat than any other macronutrient. Not that I am saying carbs are bad because they are not. Fat and coconut oil is necessary for normal brain function, your joints, and producing hormones. If your hormones get out of wack because you're not eating enough fat you will definitely not be losing any weight. Coconut oil and weight loss is a much better option than no fat and no weight loss. The list of benefits from coconut oil go on and on. Some of my favorite are increase energy, faster recovery time, increased sex drive, and better regulated metabolism. Digestive health is critical for weight loss, and coconut oil helps with digestive disorders as well. This will directly impact your metabolism. If you have seen my other videos you know how much I preach about the importance of having a good metabolism when it comes to weight loss. The most popular form of weight loss oil on the market today seems to be olive oil followed by peanut oils and butters. The problem with this is that they are comprised of monounsaturated fats, which isn't necessarily the best option for avoiding weight gain. Our bodies fat stores are mostly monounsaturated fat, which makes it a little counter productive to be trying to lose weight by eating the form of fat that our bodies like to store the most. Have 1-2 Tablespoons of coconut oil for weight loss. Have 1-2 Tbs daily. Although almost anytime is a good time for coconut oil, breakfast and before bed are the best times of the day to have coconut oil. Your body will make best use of coconut oil at the start and end of your day. http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music Coconut Oil Weight Loss | Coconut Oil for weight loss | coconut oil and weight loss | coconut | oil | weight | loss | for | and | coconut oil | weight loss | how to lose weight with coconut oil | how to take coconut oil for weight loss | Hazlet, NJ | Hazlet | bootcamp in Hazlet | boot camp in hazlet | Personal trainer in hazlet nj | Personal trainer | Personal training in Hazlet NJ | NJ | Coconut Oil For Candida, Immunity, Weight Loss, Detoxification, Blood Sugar Regulation, Heart Health
How Many Times a Week Should You Workout (3 or 7) | How often should you lift weights & do cardio?
 
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How many times a week should you workout to build muscle and burn fat? Is three days a week best or 7? How often should you lift weights and do cardio? If you're wondering how many days a week you should be training to get maximal results, watch this video. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ How many times a week should you workout to achieve the fastest and best results possible? That's a question that I'm asked almost on a daily basis. Should I workout every single day should I only work out 3 times a week what's the best method? Well im today's video I'm going answer this question in a way that'll end this debate once and for all. Let's start by taking a look at the pros and cons of working out more frequently. Is there a benefit of working out 7 days a week? Most people would say no because you're not giving your body any time to recover and Recovery is when your muscles grow. However an instant benefit of working out everyday is the insane forward momentum that you're going to generate. People very rarely consider the impact of momentum on their Fitness routine. You guys have heard an object in motion stays in motion unless acted on by an external force and the same thing vice versa an object at rest stays at rest again unless acted on by an external force. Well when you work out 7 days a week contrary to popular belief it's super easy to never miss workouts. The main reason why is because we're creatures of habit and another reason why is because you have to spend zero time debating about whether to work out that day or not. So you don't tax any willpower. It's just a set part of your day everyday you go to the gym and you get your workout in, no questions asked. It's just part of your routine, your habits that you engage in every single day. Believe it or not this can be super powerful I've done both working out 3 days a week and working out 7 days a week and believe it or not sometimes it was harder for me to make it to my 3 days a week then it was for me to make it to the gym every single day. And this is again attributed only to forward momentum. Momentum is something that's not really talked about enough and it's a shame because it really matters. To illustrate the power of momentum the reverse of working out everday would be not working out for let's say the last year. I think we can all agree that getting your butt back into the gym after not working out for a year is about a billion times harder then getting to the gym after not working out for a day. The reason for that is because of momentum. Another advantage of working out everyday is that you have the ability of hitting your muscle groups more frequently. So if you're trying to build muscle especially as a natural, to stimulate protein synthesis you're going to have to work out more frequently. The best results that I've gotten in regard to building muscle have always come from hitting each of my muscle groups twice a week. Whenever I would try to hit my muscle groups once a week my progress would slow down. With a split routine like chest and back on one day legs on the next day and then biceps triceps and shoulders on the third day you can just take a day off and repeat that for a second time within one week. This will cause your muscles to get twice the amount of stimulation allowing you to build muscle faster as a natural lifter. So working out more frequently like 6 days a week or even every day does have a lot of benefits but there are cons as well. If you work out everyday you're going to have a really tough time on the days that you're inevitably sore from one of your previous workouts. This could eventually lead to what's called over-reaching which is the precursor to overtraining. When you start over reaching and eventually when you over-train it's like hitting a wall. all your energy is gone and you start getting less and less returns even though you're putting in more and more work at the gym. That's why even if you are working out everyday you should plan an occasional rest day or even a full week of rest. Resting for a week could really do you a lot of good. You may be surprised when you come back even stronger because you let your body fully recover. Speaking of strength, working out more frequently is probably not the best strategy for strict strength gains. If you're trying to go more so for powerlifting strength gains... 3 days a week will probably be way better of a strategy for you to follow because that will allow the optimal amount of time for not only your muscles to recover but for your whole nervous system to recover so you can walk in and grab the heaviest load possible on your training days. Another huge benefit of working out less frequently is simply that you don't have to worry about working out da
G🍩🍩D CARBS vs BAD CARBS for WEIGHT LOSS 🔥 Are Carbs Bad for You? Which Make You Fat? Eat or Avoid
 
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Learn about good carbs and bad carbs. If you're wondering which carbs to eat for weight loss and if you think carbs are bad for you watch this video. Carbs don't make you fat! Don't Avoid Them! 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Which carbs are good and which carbs are bad and which ones are going to help you lose weight and which should you avoid to not gain weight. These are some very common questions that I get all the time from my clients both online and in the gym. One thing that's for certain is that there seems to be a giant carb phobia going around. Most people that want to lose weight are under the impression that carbs are the enemy. So I recommend watching this video all the way through because I'm going to explain not only how carbs are good for us but I'm also going to tell you guys exactly which carbs are best to make you lose fat fast. The first thing you have to know about carbs is that they are your bodies preferred source of energy. So before your body will break down body fat for energy it'll first use all the carbs you consume and the ones that are stored glycogen in your liver and your muscles. Just so you know when you consume carbs they are stored in your liver and your muscles and any excess carbs past that are usually stored as fat. The liver can hold about 70 grams of carbs while your muscles will store close to 200 grams of carbs. By building more muscle you're able to absorb and use carbohydrates more effectively into your muscle cells rather than storing them as fat. So weight training can definitely help you process carbohydrates much more efficiently. There are two categories of carbs one is high glycemic and the other is low glycemic. And really the carbohydrates that you're going to be eating can also fall somewhere in the middle and can be considered more moderate on the glycemic index. Its not just black and white. Carbs that are high-glycemic will 1 digest faster, 2 they will spike your blood sugar and invoke a higher and more rapid insulin response, and 3 will drop insulin and blood sugar to normal levels or even below normal levels pretty fast after digestion. Low glycemic carbohydrates are pretty much the exact opposite they digest a lot slower which means they will release glucose at a slower rate causing less of a rapid spike in blood sugar and will just keep your blood sugar and insulin levels at a slightly elevated point not a full out spike but it will be slightly elevated for a longer duration than high glycemic carbs. Usually when you have the low glycemic carbohydrates they don't give you that carb crash that's associated with starchy higher glycemic carbs so you don't usually have to worry about blood sugar dropping too low after digestion. Now normally we've been told that high-glycemic carbs such as bread and white rice and regular pasta are not as good for us when we're trying to lose weight as the lower glycemic ones. This however is totally not true and it's also not true that you can't lose weight while on a higher carbohydrate diet. Just to make sure you guys are on the same page as me some examples of low glycemic carbs are Legumes beans brown rice sweet potatoes buckwheat quinoa barley nuts steel cut oats and many fruits and vegetables. Whereas the high glycemic carbs are white rice instant oatmeal cereals baked potatoes white bread corn and fruits like watermelon and dates. Even though white rice will Spike your blood sugar and Insulin much higher at a faster rate than brown rice you can still lose weight and a lot of it by eating white rice. And the brown rice won't spike your insulin or blood sugar quite as high but it will raise it to a moderate level for a longer period Of time. That's why many nutritionist and fitness experts now say that there really isn't that big of a difference between the two. The outcome of whether you lose wight or not on your diet has a lot more to do with food quantity and quality then it does with if the food is high glycemic or low glycemic or if you have a higher percentage of carbs throughout the day or a lower percentage of carbs. You can definitely put on body fat while having no carbs at all and just having a diet very high in fats and protein. So there's nothing inherently bad about carbs it's more so about the quantity that you're consuming. So consuming tons and tons of steel cut oats can still make you gain weight. The one thing about low glycemic carbohydrates that can help you a lot with your diet is that they usually will fill you up for longer then the faster digesting high-glycemic ones. A lot of this has to do with fiber for example brown rice will have a lot more fiber than white.
How to Lose Water Weight Overnight | Causes of Bloating | Foods Cause bloating Relief after eating
 
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How to lose water weight overnight | Causes of Bloating | Foods that cause bloating Relief after eating 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Would you like to know how to lose water weight overnight? Well luckily for you I have a great all encompassing answer starting from the causes of bloating and ending with bloating relief. If you would like to know how to get rid of water weight overnight you can find out by watching this video. It is important to note that this video is not about how to lose body fat fast. This video is about how to lose water weight fast. There is a big difference and each topic has its uses for different people. If you are someone looking to get rid of excess water weight to cut weight for a competition or someone looking for bloating relief and would like to get rid of some puffy skin then the tips presented in this video is for you. One of the best ways to lose water weight overnight is by sweating out extra water weight in a cardiovascular program. That's right when you go running or perform some other type of cardio you will be sweating much more than usual and will lose plenty of water weight that way. Another way to do this is by sitting in a sauna and cycling your rounds in there. In this video I recommend 4 rounds of 15 minutes. If this is too challenging then cut your rounds shorter and giver yourself more breaks. A sweat suit is a great way to get rid of bloating fast because it gives you the sauna effect (high heat) while exercising. Helping you sweat significantly more. The best way to lose water weight is by first identifying the foods that cause bloating. Bloating and puffy skin is caused by a high amount of water retention that sits between the skin and your muscles inhibiting you from looking your leanest. Your diet has a huge part to do with this and one of the biggest factors in your diet that leads to bloat is salt. That's right we want to cut out as much salt as possible and you should not have more than a teaspoon or 2,300 mg of sodium per day. That includes salt from seasonings, processed foods, and frozen foods. Sugar is also at the forefront of causes of bloating so make sure that simple nutrition void sugar is out of your diet. That includes sugars found in sodas, candy, and simple carbs as well. Stick to more protein based and high fiber/complex carbohydrate diet, and you will see drastic changes in your health, mood, and aesthetics. You can also supplement with potassium either in pill form or from fruits such as bananas. Potassium is an electrolyte that is thought to help reduce sodium's effect on the body. Asparagus has similar effects as well. I have heard positive reviews from many people about asparagus ability to fight bloating after eating. Dandelion tea is a natural diuretic that will help with puffy skin and help you get rid of water weight overnight as well. Distilled water is very special because it attaches to sodium and will actually flush the sodium it is attache to out of your system. Make sure that in general you are drinking a lot of water if your goal is to lose water weight. I know that may not make sense, but our bodies get very needy when they don't get enough of something. If your body doesn't get enough water, it will store and retain every last bit. Finally, one of the best tips for how to lose water weight overnight and bloating relief is by taking an Epsom salt bath. Epsom salt not only is capable of getting up to 20-30 lbs of water out of your body. It is also a very great way to get toxins out of your system and help you feel rejuvenated. Try it out next time you need to lose water weight. Hope this helps! http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music How to lose water weight overnight | Causes of Bloating | Foods that cause bloating | Bloating Relief | Bloating after eating | How to get rid of water weight overnight | How | to | lose | water | weight | overnight | causes | bloating | foods | that | cause | relief | after | eating | get | rid | of | meal prep manalapan, nj | Personal training manalapan, nj | personal trainer | personal | trainer | manalapan | Nj | New Jersey | bootcamp manalapan nj | boot camp manalapan nj | bootcamp | boot camp
How to Build Muscle Faster with Proper RECOVERY After Workout ➡ Muscle Recovery Tips | Soreness Pain
 
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Learn how to build muscle faster with proper recovery. Recover after a workout without overtraining. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Whether your lifting weights, playing a sport, or training with your body weight the working out portion of the process is very important to develop your muscles and to increase your strength. There really is no other method quite as effective as exercising to achieve your physical goals. However most people don't fully understand and appreciate just how important recovery is, in this process. So, In this video I'm going to go over the importance of recovery, how long you should recover for, and how you can speed up your recovery. Let's start by talking about one of the most major reasons why recovery is so important. When you workout, whether you're lifting weights, playing soccer, or doing push-ups your going to breakdown muscle tissue in the process. This might sound like a bad thing but it's actually totally okay. We're not talking about full out muscle tears, but instead tiny microscopic tears in the muscle. These tears are what will end up leading to an increase in our muscles size, strength, and functionality. However the tears themselves are not what leads to all these improvements. In fact a worn out beaten up muscle is usually less capable than it would be fully healed. So the critical time for growing and strengthening your muscles is when you're out of the gym resting, not during your workout. When you recover from a workout it takes some time to repair all those microscopic tears. Exactly how much time varies from person to person and is also dependent on how intense your workout was. For example in a low-intensity workout such as jogging at a steady pace you're not going to need quite as long to recover and some people can be ready to go for another run within 24 hours. On the other hand if you do a power lifting workout it could take you anywhere from 72 hours all the way to a full week to recover fully, especially from heavy exercises involving large muscles groups like squats. In general when using weights it is recommended that you take at least 48 hours off before working the same muscle group again. So you can go and workout the next day, but just try to work on a different muscle group. Another factor that influences how long it takes you to recover is the style of the workout. Does the workout involve a lot of eccentric lifting where you're slowing the weight down or is it mostly concentric where you are accelerating the weight. If you're doing mostly concentric exercises where you drop the weight such as Olympic lifters or many crossfitters then recovery is faster. Bodybuilders and power lifters would be categorized as doing more eccentric lifts so they may take longer to recover... And the last factor that effects recovery time, is age. If you're older you're going to have a tougher time recovering than if you're younger, and you may need more time off. Keep in mind that you regardless of your age your muscles aren’t the only thing that need time to recover. Your connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments need time to recover as well. The thing about tendons and ligaments is that you may not even feel sore, but that doesn't mean that they are fully recovered. Especially because tendons and ligaments receive less blood than the muscles so it takes them longer to fully repair. Therefore, do not base whether you need time to recover or not only on soreness because it's not the best indicator. It's important to also realize that when training intensely you have to worry about your nervous system recovering as well. If you do an extremely intense leg workout and then the next day do an extremely intense upper body workout, you may not be at your best for your second workout. Even though you are working different muscles, doing a high intensity workout will take a toll on your nervous system. Chances are high that it won't be ready to go all out for another intense workout the next day. Your CNS or central nervous system is responsible for generating muscular contractions in all types of training, so when you stack workout upon workout, eventually it can tire out. To help your central nervous system fully recover it may be a good idea to not only take a day off between working the same muscle groups again, but instead to just take a day or two off in general. This will allow your body to fully recover. I've been surprised so many times when I would take a few days off of working out and come back even stronger. This definitely had to do with my nervous system finally being allowed to fully recover.
Slow Reps vs Fast Reps (5X YOUR GAINS)
 
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Slow reps vs fast reps which is better for building muscle mass, burning fat, and losing weight? How fast should you lift weights? Does rep tempo, rep speed, and time under tension really matter for growth size? What are the benefits of slow and fast reps in relation to hypertrophy and bodybuilding? I answer all of these in this video. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Whats better slow or fast reps? Is it better to go faster if you're trying to lose weight? What about if you're trying to build muscle will going slower help you build more muscle and burn more calories? will it give you a better workout? I'm going to answer all these questions today and you may be surprised by some of these answers. Let's start with the benefits of going slower. The major benefit of performing slow reps is that during The Eccentric portion of the movement otherwise known as the negative portion of the movement so I'm talking about when you bring the bar down during a bench press for example or when your arms open and extend during a curl that's consider the negative or The Eccentric portion of the movement and it's during that portion of the movement that you're breaking down muscle so when you go slower and you resist the weight coming down you spend more time under tension and break down more muscle. The other thing that you do is you eliminate or at the very least reduce the momentum involved in the movement and typically your form will improve and you'll be able to Target the muscle that you're trying to work better. A Lot of times by doing the Reps slower and by dropping the weight a little bit you're able to find flaws in your form that you can fix. Another huge benefit of doing slow reps is that you're going to develop more endurance. When doing slow reps with lighter weight for high reps you're going to be targeting your slow twitch muscle fibers more and those muscle fibers are responsible more for endurance....Let me explain that a little better, all your muscles have fast and slow twitch muscle fibers within them. Fast-twitch muscle fibers are typically targeted a lot more with heavy weight and fast explosive movements. Fast twitch muscle fibers are also the type of muscle fibers that are associated with producing the greatest muscular Force possible which means that fast twitch muscle fibers are associated with strength and they also have the highest potential for growth. Believe It or Not There are still ways to Target your fast-twitch muscle fibers with slower reps and lighter weight. The best way to do that would be to go really slow on The Descent and explode as fast as you can when going back up. With enough repetitions and enough fatigue even with lighter weight you'll eventually exhaust your slow twitch muscle fibers and start incorporating your fast-twitch muscle fibers into the movement. So the point that I'm trying to make with this example is that slow twitch and fast-twitch muscle fibers aren't necessarily the same exact thing as slow and fast reps because you can hit your fast-twitch muscle fibers with slow reps and you could hit your slow twitch muscle fibers with fast reps. So what are the benefits of faster reps. Well I already mentioned one big benefit is that it'll help you build strength because you'll be able to concentrate on lifting a heavier load. Due to the fact that you're not spending as much time under tension you're able to squeeze out a few extra reps of a heavier weight load by going faster. The other thing that you can work on is your explosive strength. So for example if you want to train for a higher vertical jump in order to be able to dunk a basketball then fast explosive reps are the way to go. The point is If you're just concerned with strength and want to make strict strength gains I would go with faster reps. however if your goal is predominantly to build muscle then you want to go with slower reps at least on The Descent. Even though faster reps are typically associated with more strength one study done on 12 men conducted in Brazil compared men that lowered the weight at a 1 - 2 - 3 down Tempo and 1 second up tempo and the other group of men other lowered the weight at just one second down and one second up. Surprisingly they found after 12 weeks that the men in the slow speed group showed nearly five times the progression in strength then that shown by the fast speed group. And the slow group also built nearly three times the amount of muscle. Even though this is a small study it very much fits with my personal experience. I personally really enjoy combining both fast and slow repetitions and when you combine both you can get benefits of strength and power combined with the benefits of building bigger muscles. The best way to get the benefits of both is by going really slow during The Eccentric portion of the movements like I was talking about earlier.
How to fix bad posture | FIX your posture in 4 MIN!!! | Improve Your Posture
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ A very common question that I am asked is how to fix bad posture. How to fix your posture is not as complicated as it seems, in theory, but it does take a lot of work and practice. In this weeks video I address how to fix two very common postural imbalances: how to fix shoulder protraction and anterior pelvic tilt (kyphotic Lordosis Kyphotic lordotic). Bad posture is big problem for many Americans, and all people in general because we spend much of our lives in a flexed position. To further illustrate what I mean, imagine being curled up in the fetal position. This would be the ultimate flexed position, which is the opposite of good posture. We spend a lot of time texting, on the computer, driving, etc. This all impacts our kinetic chain and we end up with bad posture. It's important to start working on your posture because it will only get worse the older you get. Old people don't develop the hump on their back and start looking like quasi moto over night. They first develop the bad postures of shoulder protraction and forward head syndrome. To fix your bad posture one of the number one methods is to just stand up straight. That's right what your mom has been telling you is the best way overall. If you practice sitting and standing straight all day everyday for 30 days; I promise you will be shocked by the results. Your posture will dramatically improve. To find your normal posture take your shoulders and bring them all the way up and back and then let them hang down. This is your normal posture and a great way to work on shoulder protraction. Improve Your Posture Shoulder protraction is caused by a tight chest, tight lats, and a weak upper back (rhomboids). The way you would fix this problem would be working to strengthen the rhomboids twice as much as the chest and lats. Exercises such as barbell rows and reverse cable flies will greatly help you fix your weak rhomboids. Also spending a lot of time actively and statically stretching the chest and the lats to relieve some of the tightness. A great chest stretch is done by holding your arms bent at 90 degrees and leaning against a doorway with your chest sticking forward. To stretch the Lats hang off of a pullup bar relaxed for at least 20 seconds 4x. An anterior pelvic tilt is caused by tight hip flexors that pull the pelvis down from the front. Tight lower back muscles pull the pelvis down from the back symbiotically creating a steering wheel turning effect on your pelvis. The glutes are weekend by the position that your hips are in, and are unable to pull the hips into the proper alignment. The way we would fix this deviation is by strengthening the glutes through weight training exercises such as squats, lunges, birdges, and hip extensions. Also it is of even greater importance to spend a lot of time stretching the hip flexors and the lower back. Sit and reach is still one of the best stretches for the lower back. http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music How to fix bad posture | How to fix your posture | How | to | fix | bad | posture | your | how to fix your bad posture | shoulder protraction | anterior pelvic tilt | postural deviations | postural deviation | Postural imbalances | kyposis lordosis | kyphotic Lordosis | Kyphotic lordotic | Forward head | Old Bridge, NJ | personal trainer in Old Bridge, NJ | Bootcamp in Old bridge, NJ | bootcamp | boot camp | personal training | personal trainer | Improve Your Posture
How to Lose Belly Fat | *5 Fail-Proof Steps* | how to reduce belly fat | how to burn stomach fat
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ How to Lose Belly Fat how to reduce belly fat lose belly fat fast how to lose stomach fat how to get rid of belly fat how to lose belly fat fast how to get rid of stomach fat how to burn stomach fat best ways to lose belly fat how to lose belly fat for men how to lose belly fat for women How to burn belly fat fast You can't lose strictly belly fat or burn fat from any other specific isolated part of the body. Fat burns away from your whole body evenly. So lets re phrase the question. When you say you want to lose belly fat, you're really saying you want to lose body fat. And when you say you want to lose body fat you're literally saying you want your body to use its own fat for energy. So the real question your asking is, How do I get my body to start using its own body fat for energy? And If you've tried and failed at burning your belly fat before I'm sure you may be wondering if it's even possible for you to lose this belly fat. Well I'm going to prove to you that it "is" possible and you can do it. I'm going to use a hypothetical example to prove my point: If somebody that is overweight, gets stranded on an Island with no food and is starving: 1 Their body would only be using stored body fat for energy because no other energy would be available. There's nothing to eat. 2 If this person "starved to death" he/she wouldn't die overweight, this person would be severely underweight. Now I"m not saying that I want anyone to starve themselves, but instead I'm using this example to show you 1. It's possible for anyone and everyone to burn body fat down to a very low level 2. And to gain access to our fat stores and begin using fat for energy we need to be sure that we limit other energy options for our body to choose from. Our body loves using carbs and glycogen for energy. That's why so many low carb diets work. It's important that we don't eliminate carbs completely because we will run into all kinds of problems. However it is also very important to limit them to gain access to our fat stores. 5 Failproof Steps: 1. Create a calorie deficit. You have to eat less calories than you burn. You can do that by eating less or burning more through exercise. Anyone that tells you that you don't have to limit calories when trying to lose weight and burn body fat is telling you that you that the laws of physics and mathematics don't apply to you. 2. Eat Meat and green Vegetables. Why do I say eat meat and vegetables. Well because Meat is protein, and your body does not prefer protein as its main source of fuel. So eating protein within a reasonable amount won't block you from burning fat. And green veggies are very low calorie, and give you almost all of the micro nutrients you need. 3. Avoid sugar. Including fruit, and try to limit starches only to workout days. The best time to have your starches is after your workout. If you feel depleted then throw in some starches for breakfast and/or before your workout in addition to those that you have after working out. On days that you don't workout don't eat any starchy carbs. Carb cycling like this is the most effective way that I have ever found to burn massive amounts of fat. 4. Exercise. We want to accomplish two things with exercise when trying to burn fat, 1 we want to build muscle through weight training because muscle burns fat even at rest. 2 We want to get our heart rate up by exercising at high intensities to create more of a calorie deficit. I recommend at least 3 days a week of weight training with the goal being to progressively increase the weight load, hit failure, and increase muscle mass. I promise you ladies, it's not that easy to get jacked by lifting weights. I also recommend at least an additional 3 days a week of cardio, preferably hiit, and first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. If you can't do it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach do it at the end of your weight training workouts. 5. Take MASSIVE ACTION! Stop looking for the magic pill, stop looking for the easier way out, stop falling for bullshit promises from less ethical people in my industry. You're not going to beat nature. To get the results you want it comes down to choice. How to Lose Belly Fat | how to reduce belly fat | lose belly fat fast | how to lose stomach fat | how to get rid of belly fat | how to lose belly fat fast | how to get rid of stomach fat | how to burn stomach fat | best ways to lose belly fat | how to lose belly fat for men | how to lose belly fat for women | How to burn belly fat fast | how to lose weight | how to reduce weight
Why am I not gaining muscle? ✘ Top 3 Muscle Building Mistakes ✘ How to gain muscle
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ First you have to understand that plateaus are normal. You will go weeks and sometimes months without results because you're body has plateaued. Maybe you already put on some muscle and your body is trying to adjust to it's new mass before it puts on anymore muscle. However, if you haven't seen results as far as muscle growth in a long time, you may want to try some of the tips in this video to help you break through that plateau. #1 How much are you eating. Your body doesn't necessarily want to put muscle on because it's an extra expense calorie wise. In order to put on more muscle you need to be consuming a lot of extra calories above what it takes to upkeep your body. A lot of people will build some muscle at a certain calorie range, and then when they plateau they continue trying to build muscle at that same calorie range. If 2,000 calories per day is not building muscle, you may want to try 2250 calories per day. If that doesn't work in 4 weeks try 2500 calories per day. Just keep in mind that as you grow muscle and plateau your body will be using a lot more of calories that you consume to support that new muscle mass. So that means you need to add even more calories to build even more muscle. Also stop going crazy with supplements. Supplements at your local gnc or vitamin shoppe will not help you grow and build muscle as well as real food. #2 How intense are your workouts? When I first started working out I would come into my high school gym and in the middle of my workout I would look around at what kind of weights the people with more muscle than me were using. I would look at some guy with huge biceps and be like I wonder what he's curling. Okay he's curling 135 I'm curling 65lbs, if I want to get biceps as big as his I got to get to curling 135lbs. Now even though this is a very beginner mindset, and isn't always true, the intensity of your workouts are hugely related to the size of your muscles. As a natural lifter you're most likely going to need to use some really heavy weights to stimulate muscle growth. If you're using 25lbs for dumbbell presses every single week then chances are you chest is not going to get that much mass. Some people give way too much attention and focus to form and way too little to intensity. Yes your form is important, but you're going to have to get off of the tri cycle eventually and trade it in for a bike. That doesn't mean that you jump from doing 25lb chest presses to 75lb chest press cuz..u'll probably die. But it means that when you're comfortable with pressing the 25's you do everything you can to move up to 30's. So many people complain all the time about coming into the gym, working out, and not seeing any results. When I ask what they have done to take their workouts to the next level they draw a blank. Building muscle is not done by treating working out like a clock in clock out scenario. Someone can come into the gym 2 days a week and get more results than the person coming in 7 days a week just because they are pushing the intensity level of each of their workouts. If you can't move up in dumbbell presses, move up in flies. Try to move up in something every time you are at the gym. This doesn't only apply to building muscle. It can apply to burning fat, increasing your speed, your agility, and your conditioning. Instead of running for a mile every week, try two, then three, then 4. Point is don't keep doing the same things and expecting different results. #3 Hit Failure! Let me ask you a question. If you are trying to grow your chest muscles for example. And every one of those sets you hit 10 reps. Why do you think your muscles will grow. Every time your muscles think I'm good I just completed my set.. no problem. I'll be able to do it next time if I just stay where I'm at. On the other hand if you took 275, only did it for 5 reps, failed completely, and needed someone to help the weight off of you. Your chest is going to say shoot I need to get stronger and add more muscle fibers to handle the stressors in my environment. You need to fail to grow your muscles. If you want to build muscle grab weight in every set that causes you to hit failure before you get 10-12 reps in. You can lighten the load as you get further along your workout because you should be hitting failure faster and faster as you tire out your muscles. Other then that you just have to make sure you are not over training. Remember to build muscle you need to be in a calorie surplus state. So you can't be working out so much that you're burning up all the calories.
Biggest Diet Mistake - Stopping Skinny Guys !!!    How to gain weight & build muscle for skinny guys
 
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Learn how to gain weight & muscle mass fast for skinny guys. If you're a hardgainer trying to bulk up with your diet and workout this video well help. You'll learn how to build muscle quickly and what mistakes to avoid. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ So you're a skinny guy, you're somebody that most people would refer to as a hardgainer. And all you want to do is gain some weight and build some muscle but it seems like no matter what you do your body just won't let you gain any weight. Trust me I've been there after working out and burning a whole bunch of fat it became really hard to put on any extra muscle for me. In high-school people would call me lanky and even though I was strong especially for my weight I didn't feel like I looked strong and for whatever reason that was important to me like I'm sure it's important to a lot of you. Overtime I changed that and I promise you it's possible for you to change it too. You can learn everything you need to do to change it in this video today. Let's start first with the term hardgainer I want you to eliminate it from your vocabulary because every disadvantage that you have can be turned into an advantage. Focusing on your disadvantage of putting on muscle will not help you build muscle it'll only help you find excuses for why you can't. Again I don't care how fast your metabolism is you can build muscle and you can build a lot of it by doing the right things. So stop calling yourself a hardgainer.......hardgainers by the way are very lucky because after they put on muscle they're usually the ones that looks super aesthetic because it's easy for them to stay lean. To gain weight first of all you should be challenging yourself with a progressive weight training program. This means you should work on incrementally increasing the weight you're lifting for every one of your exercises especially for the compound major lifts like squats, bench and dumbbell presses, deadlifts and weighted wide grip pullups or barbell rows. Progressive overload in your compound lifts is super important to build mass however it's not the only thing that you have to do. When I was in my sophomore year of high school I was benching 205 for almost 10 reps. And I remember somebody in our high school gym came over to me and said you don't look like you can do that weight. and even though he meant that as a compliment he meant that I'm stronger than I look that's not how I took it. So around my junior and senoir year I started to increase the amount of food that I was taking in. And even though this did help me grow it only helped me grow a little bit. It wasn't until after high school that i really discovered how important eating the right food in the right amounts...how important that is for building Mass. Here's what I learned first of all if you're going to the gym lifting the heavy weight but still struggling to build muscle I need you to drastically increase your carbohydrates. And I don't mean carbs like candy ice cream chips and junk food I mean carbs like brown and white rice sweet potatoes quinoa buckwheat couscous Ezekiel bread and even regular whole wheat bread and pasta is a must if you're struggling with building Mass. Now I know this isn't the general advice that you're going to get because there's a huge carb phobia in the fitness industry nowadays but I'm telling you if youre hitting the gym hard that's what you're missing. Back in the 70s and the 80s bodybuilders like Arnold were very fond of a 40-40-20 split where they would have 40% protein 40% carbs and 20% fat. And for gaining muscle this was always the split that I noticed the most results with. You may be wondering why a high carb diet will help you gain muscle. And the reason why is because of insulin. At the end of the day we're trying to get you to gain weight here. To lose weight we know that we need to keep your insulin levels low. To gain weight the inverse is true we need to keep those insulin levels High. And carbs are the most insulinogenic out of the three macronutrients protein carbs and fats. So but having more carbs you're going to be able to spike your insulin and gain weight easier. It is absolutely unnecessary for you to have more than one gram of protein per pound of body weight. However with carbs if you're skinny and you just can't gain muscle no matter what you do the Sky's the limit with carbs. Most hardgainers Focus way too much on how much protein theyre having and they're doing trendy diets like keto and intermittent fasting. And I know that keto and intermittent fasting are both great diet plans to burn fat but they are far from the best diet structures to build muscle. I normally tell you guys that it doesn't matter how many meals you have per day or how often you eat.
5 Ketosis Mistakes That Make You Fat
 
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These are the 5 biggest ketosis mistakes that prevent fat loss. You want to make sure you avoid these common mistakes on the ketogenic diet especially if you're doing it for weight loss. To lose weight on ketogenic diet and to get results you have to be sure that you're not messing up your meals and your recipes especially for beginners. watch this video to understand why keto is not just a low carb diet. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ So you're following a Ketogenic diet or your just getting started by cutting back on some carbs and you want to get into ketosis and stay there. And the reason is because you want to burn some extra body fat and get really lean without being miserable. And you find out that ketosis is pretty much a state in which your body predominantely starts using fats for fuel in the form of ketone bodies rather than glycogen. So you start following a ketogenic diet and in the beginning your results are pretty good, but then a few weeks in things start to slow down or maybe things come to a complete halt. And if that happened to you or if it's happening to you right now I'm really glad you found this video because today I'm gonna go over the 5 biggest keto mistakes that stop your fat loss and bring you out of ketosis. Some of these mistakes can potentially even make you gain body fat rather than lose it, so you really want to make sure that you avoid all 5 at all costs. Let's start with mistake number one, thinking that the ketogenic diet is simply a low carb diet. I know that this doesn't sound too bad but this is one of the biggest mistakes because people are very quick to identify carbs as the culprit responsible for their higher body fat percentage. Then usually the second macronutrient that people identify with gaining weight and storing body fat is fat. And those of you that have been doing keto for even a little while now know how important eating fat is for you to get into ketosis and maintain your energy levels while burning your own body fat. However, the last macronutrient that most people would never consider slowing or stoping fat loss is protein. I mean afterall protein is the all worshiped macro of the entire fitness and health industry, how can protein ruin ketosis. Well I'm here to tell you that having too much protein can and will take you out of ketosis. The ketogenic diet is not a low carb diet it is a combination of a low carb, high fat, and moderate protein diet. The reason why your protein intake should not exceed a low to moderate level is because if you have too much protein your body will turn the protein in to blood sugar in your liver through a process known as gluconeogenesis. In this process not only do you increase your blood sugar but you can also spike your insulin levels, and in case you don't know insulin is your fat storage hormone. Once your body has the option of using the blood sugar or glucose for energy it will choose that over your fat stores and you will stop burning fat. So to prevent this you can go get a glucometer and ketone blood test strips and constantly test yourself, which may actually help for some of you. But for those of you that don't want to be bothered just make sure you keep your protein intake below 20 percent of your total daily calories. Many people following the ketogenic diet would say that you have to go even lower than that like 15 percent of your total daily calories and others will say you can go higher and have 25 percent of your total calories from protein, however if you stick between a range of fifteen and twenty percent you should have no trouble getting in to ketosis and staying there. Make sure you don't make this mistake remember the ketogenic diet is not only lower carb diet it's a high fat, moderate protein, low carb diet. And when the it's done correctly thats when it'll help you melt the fat from your body. Moving on mistake number two is a mistake that I made when I first tried to follow a keto diet and that mistake was accidentally eating too many hidden carbs. With this diet plan you only want five to a maximum of ten percent of your total daily calories coming from carbs. For most people this is going to wind up being under thirty or even twenty five grabs of carbs per day. And let me tell you from experience even when you're trying not to, it's so easy to accidentally eat 25 grams of carbs. Very rarely will someone grab a piece of bread, or make a bowl of pasta while following this plan. However there are many snacks and processed foods that might lure you in because it says sugar free on the front of the box. However, if you were to take a closer look you would see that they might have replaced that sugar with things like corn or rice syrup, honey, or even fructose. Most people know to check the nutrition label and if you don't then I recommend you start, but even if you check every nutrition label
Which Supplements do I NEED to Take to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat ➟Should I take Pre Workout Best 2017
 
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Wondering what supplements to take to gain muscle and lose fat? Which supplements do you really need? 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ =================================== ★Favorite Protein ON Gold Standard Whey ►►► http://amzn.to/2h86gEh ★Favorite Creatine Now Creatine Monohydrate ►►► http://amzn.to/2h8efTS ★Favorite Pre-Workouts N.O. Xplode ►►► http://amzn.to/2h5pxFK ON Pre Workout ►►► http://amzn.to/2h5seaq ★Favorite Cutting Supps ON BCAAS ►►► http://amzn.to/2gEeVNw ON L Glutamine ►►► http://amzn.to/2h5sbv3 ★Favorite Bulking Supps Cell Tech Hardcore ►►► http://amzn.to/2gXFksH ================================= ▼ My FAT LOSS MEAL PREP Service (FREE Delivery) https://www.eatzmealprep.com/ There are enough supplements on the market to make your head spin and unfortunately not all of them are high quality and many of them are totally unnecessary. In an effort to keep you from wasting your money on supplements that you don't need and to get you the best results possible out of the supplements that you do take, I decided to make this video. Before we start I have to bring up a misconception about supplements that many people have especially beginners. Many people believe that taking a certain supplement will give you some insane Edge and all you gotta do is just find that one supplement and BAM! results will just come pouring in. This is the perfect opportunity 4 supplement companies to pitch you one product after another as that elusive magical supplement, that in reality you don't need. I want you to know that you could be someone that never took a supplement in your life and you can get way further then someone that takes supplements all the time . That's because success with building muscle and burning fat comes down to the intensity of your workouts and proper nutrition. supplements are only a tiny tiny percentage of your results. With that said supplements can be used to take advantage of that tiny extra push that they can give you. The problem that I hope to alleviate for you today is that there are tons of supplements out there while really there are only a couple of them that actually work. The first supplement that can help and is probably the most widely used supplement is protein powder. It may be hard for you to get enough protein from your diet and supplementing with protein powder can definitely help you hit your Macros. It's also great to have after a workout and when you're on the go. There are so many different types of protein that I have a whole video specifically about protein powders that I'll link up at the end. But I really like whey protein because it's cheap it tastes good and your body is very efficient with it. My favorite brand is Optimum Nutrition 100% gold standard whey isolate. If you're lactose intolerant consider an egg-based protein powder instead. The Next supplement that works very well is creatine. Different people will experience different results with different types of creatine and there are a lot of different types. Monohydrate is pretty much the most basic form of creatine, probably the cheapest, and it happens to be the most studied. Creatine monohydrate has proven itself in study after study so it's a pretty safe bet to start with. There are many other types like kre akalybn for example that claim to reduce bloating and claim to eliminate the need to cycle off of creatine. However not one type of creatine has the kind of backing with scientific evidence that monohydrate has. My favorite creatine brand is probably the cheapest one. It's just plain Monohydrate from Now sports. I used to take cell tech hardcore when I used to bulk and it would always help me put on some weight. However this was like 5 years ago so they've probably change the formula by now and the old formula used to have tons of sugar in it. Like I said now if I take creatine it'll be the plain monohydrate from Now sports. Next up are your stimulants and your supplements that give you energy. Nitric oxide, caffeine, vitamin b, and beta alanine again that's all you need. Nitric oxide will help give you a great pump during your workouts and will also give you a bunch of energy and help you squeeze out those last couple reps. Beta alanine will decrease lactic acid build-up in your muscles during your sets. Which will allow you to recover faster between your sets. By decreasing fatigue beta alanine will also be another great tool to help you push out extra reps. The one side effect of beta alanine is that youll feel pins and needles when you first start taking it but it'll become less intense over time. Caffeine and vitamin B you can take anytime.
Green tea for weight loss | Benefits of green tea
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ green tea for weight loss benefits of green tea green tea benefits green tea and weight loss health benefits of green tea green tea extract weight loss what are the benefits of green tea is green tea good for weight loss benefits of drinking green tea Is Green tea for weight loss or are the benefits of green tea just being blown out of proportion? Green tea benefits number in the hundreds starting with claims that it is the healthiest beverage on the planet. However, does green tea and weight loss really relate? One of the health benefits of green tea is that it's loaded with antioxidants and various substances that are beneficial for your health. Preferably you want to have 2-4 cups of green tea per day for maximum results. The best times to drink it are before and after breakfast and before a workout. Many studies have shown that green tea can increase fat burning and help you lose weight. What about other teas? What makes green tea so special? One thing that green tea has that helps people lose weight is caffeine. Even though A cup of green tea contains much less caffeine (24-40 mg) than a cup of coffee (100-200 mg), its still enough to have a mild effect. Caffeine is a stimulant that will get your heart rate higher and in turn will increase your metabolism. However this ins't the only way that green tea stands out, and helps you lose weight. In fact it's been proven that people still lose more weight with decaffeinated green tea when compared to people that don't drink it at all. Most people know that green tea is loaded with anti oxidants, but the specifics of these antioxidants reveal what makes this drink so special. Green tea has potent antioxidants known as catechins. Unlike other stimulants like ephedra, these catechins do not stimulate your nervous system. So unlike many stimulants sold in vitamin stores, you won't have a seizure or bleed every time you blow your nose. Catechins truly have amazing effects even when isolated from the rest of the antioxidants in green tea. They have been linked to lowering blood sugar and insulin levels, lowering blood pressure, lowering LDL's (bad cholestorol), and raising HDL's (good cholesterol). The most important of these catechins is EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), a substance that can boost metabolism. EGCG has been linked to fighting cancer and cancer prevention. In order to burn fat, fat must first be broken down in the fat cell and moved into the bloodstream. The main antioxidant in tea, EGCG, can help inhibit an enzyme that breaks down the hormone norepinephrine. This means that there will be more norepinephrine released. Norepinephrine is used by the nervous system as a signal to the fat cells, telling them to break down fat. Green tea can help us burn extra fat from exercise. However it has also been found that it can make us burn more calories even at rest. In most studies, this amounts to about a 3-4% increase, although some studies show an increase as high as 8%! Also the great thing is that a lot of this fat is the harmful inner visceral belly fat. Several claims have been made that green tea can potentially have an effect on lowering appetite. However, results with appetite have mixed and there are virtually no studies that back this because of the mixed results. There are also studies performed on animals suggesting that green tea can reduce the amount of fat we absorb from foods, but this has not been confirmed in humans. Don't get the wrong idea green tea is not a magic pill! Green tea's effect on actual pounds lost are said to be modest. Meaning you probably won't see that big of a difference on the scale from green tea alone. Remember guys there is no magic pill or potion and green tea is also not magical. You have to work for the body you want, so don't think that just by chasing down your cheetos with some green tea your going to lose weight. It is very helpful for losing weight and it's health benefits just keep stacking up higher and higher, however don't count on green tea as a magic pill to make you lose weight without working. http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music green tea for weight loss | benefits of green tea | green tea benefits | green tea and weight loss | health benefits of green tea | green tea extract weight loss | what are the benefits of green tea | is green tea good for weight loss | benefits of drinking green tea | Personal trainer freehold, nj | Personal training freehold, NJ | Bootcamp Freehold, NJ | boot camp freehold, nj | better than crossfit freehold, NJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52NyEflhXls
How To Break Your Fast - Without Getting FATTER!!!
 
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Learn how to break your fast without getting fatter or gaining weight. There really aren't any magical foods that'll make you lose more weight or burn more fat after fasting. Whether you are intermittent fasting, on an extended fast, or keto fasting this video will show you the simple stress free way to break your fast safely for continued weight loss and fat loss. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ A new topic that a lot of people have questions on is fasting, and an especially common question is how to break your fast. Now a lot of fitness experts and gurus have swooped in on this topic and they've started answering this question in some pretty misleading ways, and I gotta say i hate it when things are overcomplicated. So in today's video I'd like to simplify this question and give you the bottom line truth so you know exactly what to do and what not to do when breaking your fast. And it''s a lot easier than you may think. First let's all agree that fasting is supposed to give you more freedom and flexibility with your diet. So going over the top and obsessing over the precise amount of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, your insulin levels, your salt intake, what foods your allowed to eat, what your not allowed to eat, having to drink bone broth, mct oil, apple cider vinegar all that kind of stuff like that kills the whole premise of fasting. It's supposed to be a stress free way of eating. Also one big mistake that a lot of people make when fasting is that they continue to try to calorie restrict after their fast is over, and I'm shocked to see some experts advocating for that as well. So I have news for you guys and hopefully some of these experts are listening if you haven't already heard your willpower is a finite resource. Meaning you will run out of willpower, and fasting for a portion of the day already takes a substantial amount of your willpower. People that continue to be super restrictive and stressed out after they break their fast have a higher likelihood of binge eating because they drain all of their willpower. So with that in mind I'm gonna give you the very basic things that you have to be aware of when breaking your fast, and I promise you this is all you need to know. The number one thing you need to know is not some magical food that will miraculously help you lose more fat after your fast. No the number one logical thing that you need to be aware of is binge eating and the second thing that won't even effect most of you, but i'll go over it anyway is digestion. That's all you need to know...see you guys next week....just kidding. Let's get the digestion stuff out of the way so I can teach you how to never binge again after fasting. Your digestive system will most likely reduce enzyme production and affect the mucus lining in your stomach on a long term fast. I'm sure everyone's heard of the phrase if you don't use it you lose it and that applies to your digestive system as well. Your digestive abilities in a sense will experience a sort of atrophy, however digestion won't typically be affected by most fasting protocols. That's right most of you that are obsessing about whether to buy organic bone broth or regular bone broth to break your fast are wasting your time. Whether your following intermittent fasting, the 5:2 diet, the warrior diet, or even the one meal a day diet your digestive system should remain fine. Only after a long term fast usually lasting three to seven days will you experience this effect on your digestive system. Again most of you are not fasting that long, you're simply skipping breakfast and maybe lunch, but if you do wind up doing a long term fast where you fast for a few days there's a very simple solution to reset your digestive system. Reintroduce food slowly starting with food that's easier to digest. Meaning you can't go from fasting for seven days to eating pizza hut because you will definitely need to take a...........*Scene from dumb and dumbber*.... that's it...it's really not rocket science. Foods that are easiest to digest include things like...yes the bone broths, soups, juices, and pureed fruit. White rice, mashed potatoes, and raw fruit are all easy to digest as well so you can begin incorporating these easy to digest foods the first day or two after breaking a long fast. By day 3 you should be okay to start consuming most natural real food including protein sources. Don't add a crazy amount of variety until you feel comfortable with basic protein options like chicken, fish, and eggs. Again most of you aren't on long term fasts and are instead doing short fasting intervals so most of you don't even have to worry about this. So what's something that most of you will have to deal with, even if you're on a short term fast. Well the number one thing is overeating especially over eating high glycemic carbohydrates and salt.
The Skinny Fat Fix - Go From SKINNY FAT to RIPPED Fit Lean & Muscular | Transformation to bulk & cut
 
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In this video the Skinny Fat Solution is explained. Learn exactly how to go from skinny fat to ripped, fit, lean, & muscular. Are you skinny fat? Fix it with this skinny fat diet and workout step by step transformation blueprint. How to lose skinny fat revealed... 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Being skinny fat is a lot more of a struggle than most people think. Shopping for clothes, going to the beach, and planning what to eat can become a straight up nightmare. Are you supposed to cut are you supposed to bulk what the hell do you do if your trapped in a skinny fat body. Well in today's video I'm going to give you a full skinny fat solution with a step by step transformation blueprint to get you from skinny fat to lean and muscular. First let's identify if you're actually a skinny fat person. The phrase skinny fat is used to refer to someone who has a weight and a BMI at a normal level for their height but their body has much more fat and not enough muscle mass to justify that weight. BMI is also known as body mass index which is just a measure of your height to weight ratio and it doesn't take into account muscle and fat percentages. So your bmi or body mass may come up as healthy at the doctors office while your body composition is absolutely terrible. The same thing can be true vice-versa for example my BMI comes up in the overweight range because i carry a lot of muscle but my body composition indicates that my body fat is in the athletic zone. So some easy identifying features of being skinny fat are a muffin top, a very weak upper body, limbs that are skinny but your stomach is still fat, you're thin in clothes but problem areas are apparent when the shirt comes off. No muscle on the arms, and you have a lot of fat accumulation on the love handles lower stomach and lower chest. Unfortunately Most skinny fat people are only making the problem worse. We can see this just by looking at how people become skinny fat in the first place. Essentially this problem is the result of losing muscle mass over time which leads to a lower metabolic rate .....while simultaneously gaining fat due to maintaining the same caloric intake that we used to have when we had more muscle on and a faster metabolism. On average adult Americans sit 11 hours a day and only six and a half percent of Americans meet the minimum physical guideline requirements for their work. In a nutshell most Americans are sitting, working behind a computer, losing muscle mass and metabolism while still eating the same way they always did. Now once the average person notices that they're becoming skinny fat their "solution" only exacerbates the problem. Most people immediately jump to a diet plan and Cardio to burn off any kind of excess fat that they see accumulating. However for once just dieting is not going to help you solve this problem. And cardio can even make it worse. Long duration running like jogging on a treadmill is most people's go to form of cardio when they put on a little bit of belly fat. Really the more intense high intensity interval training version of cardio would be far more beneficial. Because the regular long duration cardio is only going to burn minimal calories while potentially decreasing muscle mass and strength and thats the last thing you want to do because that's how you got into this problem in the first place. Would moving more towards a marathon runners body solve your problem of a low metabolic rate due to low muscle mass or would it make it worse? I'm telling you guys it's going to make it worse so stop doing cardio that's not how youre going to burn off your belly fat. Now dieting is known as a universal solution to Fat Loss in general. And even though the dieting solution is almost always applicable to fat reduction and it will help you burn some belly fat your diet is not the root cause of the problem. The root cause of the problem is that your body composition favors body fat and doesn't favor muscle mass enough. This could be due to periods of severe calorie restriction or excessive amounts of cardio or just minimum weight lifting with an emphasis more on high rep training. This leads to a bad body composition that we have to turn around. So the best way to turn that around is by starting to do weight training and more specifically heavy weight training. Granted any form of weight training will help you build muscle in the beginning so you can even do bodyweight calaesthetics and that'll help you a lot. But if you do have access to a gym with weights then I highly recommend that you start doing a Progressive weight training program in which you're trying to up your weight over time. And for women don't worry you're not going to get all bulky... on average women will only gain about half a pound.
How to Cut Without Losing Muscle | Lose fat & Maintain Muscle | Burn Fat & Gain Muscle while Cutting
 
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Cutting without losing muscle...is it even possible? Learn how to lose fat while maintaining muscle mass. Burn fat with losing muscle and possibly even gain some muscle while cutting. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ If you've ever dieted consistently for an extended period of time you've most likely also experienced some muscle loss throughout that diet. Even though losing muscle is inevitable when cutting there are some steps you can take to prevent muscle loss and keep it to a minimum. The first major thing you can do to slow muscle loss is give your muscles a reason to stay. I know that might sound kind of silly, but what I mean is that you have to continue to lift heavy and challenge yourself with the weight load that you use. All too often people will feel tired and weak while cutting so they allow that to dictate the intensity of their workout. When dieting you will feel like you have less energy because you will most likely be taking in a limited amount of calories per day in order to burn body fat. Many people automatically will just give in to this lack of energy and start dropping the weights they are using every week. As you drop the weights your muscles will get weaker and weaker throughout the cut and you will have to drop the weight again and again and again. Many people also still believe in the widespread myth that when you're trying to cut and get lean you should go for high reps with light weight. This is a very bad strategy if you want to maintain as much muscle as possible during a cut. If you are dieting for six weeks I very highly doubt that you will be able to lift the same amount of weight for the same reps at the end of your diet as you did in the beginning of your diet. However, this doesn't mean that you should just drop the weight without fighting for every last pound. Try as hard as you can to not lower the intensity of your workouts when you are cutting. This means try to keep the wieght as heavy as usual, perform as many sets and exercises as usual, and don't do half ass workouts. Give your body a reason to maintain that muscle and it will. When you absolutely have to drop the weight because your rep range went from 8 reps at the start of the diet to 3 or 4 reps 4 weeks into it, then do it, but don't do it without a fight. And if you can somehow maintain the same weight load and intensity levels for your workouts for the entire cut then that would be ideal. Remember this..."the primary training stimulus required for maintaining muscle is maintaining your current levels of strength." Something else that you may have to be aware of in regard to training on a diet is that not only will your energy levels suffer but your ability to recover will also suffer. So to solve this problem I recommend lowering your training frequency. This means that if you were working out 6 days a week before your diet, you may want to lower that to 3 or 4 times a week if you feel like you are not fully recovering between workouts. I am not a big fan of decreasing training volume (which would mean lower sets, reps, or the number of exercises), but I think it is wise to lower training frequency on a cut to allow your muscles to fully recover in order to maintain strength. Because remember maintaining strength during a cut equals maintaining muscle mass during a cut. To help your recovery you should also avoid excessive cardio. Many people do tons of cardio while dieting because they think it'll help them burn more fat. While this may be true you will be hurting your recovery speed which will ultimately hurt your strength during your workouts, which i hope at this point is obvious to you that thats bad news for your muscles. Now what about diet. Obviously there are ways to structure your diet to prevent muscle loss. One major thing that's very critical for maintaining muscle is eat enough protein while cutting. High protein diets have proven to not only be effective for burning fat, but also are very effective for maintaining muscle mass. Try to have at least 1 gram of protein for every pound you weigh. Also do your best to have the majority of your carbs with a serving of protein both before and after your workout. This will help you maintain strength and in turn muscle mass throughout your cut. Another thing that you have to recognize is that cutting calories too much too fast is almost always going to result in more muscle being compromised.
How to Lose Weight Overnight for Teenagers | Best Way to Lose Belly Fat and Get Abs Fast for Teenage
 
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Learn how to lose weight overnight for teenagers 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Teenagers are the topic for this video and let me tell you right off the bat... the beauty of being a teenager is that you have a lot of time to achieve your fitness goals. Believe me I get it we would all prefer to wake up tomorrow with the body of our dreams, and a rippling sick pack by doing some super secret program that nobody else knows about. However, unfortunately there's no such thing as an overnight fix. Ever since I made a video about man boobs I've been getting non stop questions from younger guys about how to get rid of their chest fat. Well with this video I intend to give you all you need to get rid of chest fat, belly fat, build some muscle, and in general shoot for the physique you want and deserve to have. The points that I make in this video will apply the same way to teenage girls as they do to boys. First I want to go back to the biggest benefit of being a teenager...you have time! You are living in a body that's growing and always changing. When you become a full grown adult it's like things just get locked into place. That's not to say that it's impossible to burn fat or completely change your body as an adult, but the really cool thing about being a teenager is that you have so much control over what you're going to look like as an adult. I always found it was a lot easier to make muscle gains, strength gains, and burn fat when I was younger and still growing. If you're body is in the middle of growing, I personally believe that it's that much easier to grow your muscles and in general effect what your ultimately going to grow into. As a teen especially if your a younger teenager like 13 or 14 you have so much time in which you can effect what you will look like as an adult. This is actually exactly the age that I started working out, and let me tell you when I started I was not by any means, athletic, lean, muscular, or genetically gifted. The #1 thing that I did to turn this all around, and I want you guys to really focus and pay attention to this, the #1 thing that I did was I just got started, and...this is important... I didn't stop. Being and looking fit is a lifelong process, and the cool thing is if you start early in your teens it's gonna pay off big time when you get older. As an adult there is so much confusing information out there about fitness, and as a teenager since your probably brand new to the fitness world it's even more confusing. You don't need the ultimate teenage workout program to start you just need to stop making excuses and get started on almost any program. When I was 14 I probably benched less than everyone in my high school gym. Even though I felt embarrassed, I still came in and did it again and again and again. And after a few years, I was benching way more than most of the people that started off stronger than me. Listen to me...consistent action will beat natural or genetic advantages over time. You may think it's unfair that somebody in school can eat whatever they want and not workout hard and still be so much more fit than you are. In reality the truth is that these people might not have a genetic advantage, they may have been working hard playing sports their whole life or they may just have been more active than you without you even knowing it. All the while you were playing video games. Regardless if you put in the work daily starting now, by the time you're all grown up you could easily come out way further ahead even than the truly genetically gifted in any area of life you choose including fitness. Okay so now that you know it take daily consistent action to have long term success, I want to give you the 3 action steps that you should take daily to get to your goals. #1 Try to avoid eating anything that isn't real food that grew naturally from the Earth. If you have a box with a picture of food on it and you look at the ingredient list and there's a bunch of ingredients that you can't even pronounce, that does not fall under the category of real food. Real food is brown rice, wild caught seafood, yams, chicken, turkey, quinoa, oat meal, fruits, vegetables, and pretty much anything that is the single ingredient. It's not made up of ingredients it is what it is. Salmon is salmon, and rice is rice. Pasta is not pasta. Its flour, and a whole bunch of other ingredients. If you simply stick to real food, include a lot of green vegetables, and exercise throughout the week this should be enough to have you moving in the right direction. Convincing your parents that you want to be healthy and eat clean food shouldn't be that hard
9 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Training | LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES AS A BEGINNER
 
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The TOP things I wish I knew when I started training. Learn about the common weight loss & muscle building mistakes so you can avoid them. Also learn how to avoid common diet mistakes. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ You ever wish you could just rewind time and do certain things all over again differently using the knowledge that you have now? Well one thing's for sure I definitely would not be lifting the same way that I used to. Unfortunately you can't rewind time but I can teach you all the things I wish I knew when I started lifting. This way you can ensure that you wont make the same mistakes that I did because those mistakes literally slowed down my transformation by not weeks or months but by years. So lets start with mistake number one, not taking steroids..... just kidding.... the biggest mistake was focusing too much on exercise and not enough on diet. I didn't start focusing on my diet until my 4th or 5th Year of training. And then I didn't get really serious about diet until like my 6th year. So it should come as no surprise that in my sixth year of training I got the most results. Probably almost as much as I got in all the other years combined. Whether you're trying to bulk cut or maintain it all starts with your diet. I used to think that if I exercised more often and harder I would build the body that I wanted. I would try upping my weight as often as I could and I would always be trying new ways to overload my muscles but never really took the time to learn about nutrition. This led me to burning some fat but I still looked like that typical lanky guy that could lift heavy weights but didnt look the part. It wasn't until I started really focusing on my diet to the point where a lot of friends and family thought it was an obsession that I started getting really good results... aesthetically speaking. When I started tracking my macros and when i setup a diet plan that I followed consistently...that was when I built a bunch of muscle and got shredded. If you've ever heard you can't outrun a bad diet... well it's true. The next thing that I would definitely do differently would be incorporate more leg days. I worked my upper body for two or three years before I seriously started working my lower body. Sure I did some Smith machine squats and some leg presses here and there but most of my workouts were totally upper body. When I finally started doing barbell squats I was squatting 95 lbs when I could already bench 225 lbs on the bench press. And ever since then it's been a long game of catching up. Most guys starting out think that the most important muscle groups are biceps and abs. ...If you have an arm specific day and you don't have a leg specific day you're crazy. When you work your legs you have the biggest testosterone and growth hormone release when compared with any other body part. This is gonna help not only your leg muscles but also all your other muscles grow. On top of that leg exercises are going to be the exercises that apply to any kind of functional activity that you do in life, whether playing a sport or picking up a heavy box off the ground so if you want to consider yourself fit you better start working those legs. Another mistake I made was taking pre workouts to pump me up. The mistake I made with that was taking it daily. Since I worked out almost everyday and I was looking to have the best workout I could, every time, it was a good idea to take a pre workout before every one of my workouts right? No wrong.. what happened was that the Pre-Workout completely lost its effectiveness because my body developed a tolerance to it. So I started trying different pre workouts. And each of them lost their effectiveness faster than last. The biggest problem was that now on the rare occasion that I didn't take a pre-workout I felt like garbage at the gym. Like I had no energy at all because my body was so accustomed to the Pre-Workout. Now I know that the best way to use your pre-workout is maybe once or twice a week. This way it doesn't lose its effectiveness and you can make sure that you only use it on the days that you're gonna really try to push yourself and lift really heavy. Speaking of lifting heavy that's one thing that I would definitely not change. I highly recommend that push yourself with the weight load that you use and always up your weight after you're able to do an exercise for 8 or more reps. The one thing that I do wish I did differently regarding this topic is I wish I had better form when trying to Target certain muscle groups for growth. So if I was trying to specifically work on my chest I would still get caught up in lifting the heaviest weight that I possibly could and then I would wind up incorporating a lot more shoulders and triceps.
Lose Belly Fat With Only 1 Meal a Day
 
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Learn how to lose belly fat with only one meal a day. To burn fat fast whether you're a man or woman exercises and workouts won't reduce you're stubborn body fat. Weight loss and creating a flat stomach are about diet. Discover Omad (one meal a day dieting) ​ 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/
5 Biggest Intermittent Fasting Mistakes
 
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These are the top 5 biggest intermittent fasting mistakes for weight loss explained. Learn how to lose weight with a fasting diet & meal plan correctly. This video is great for men and women looking to avoid common intermittent fasting mistakes for fat loss 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Most of you have heard about intermittent fasting and you've probably heard that fasting can help you burn fat, lose some weight, and be more productive throughout the day while still enjoying bigger more satisfying meals, but most of you probably don't know that if you set up your intermittent fasting plan incorrectly it can make you fatter rather than leaner. So today I want to go over 5 of the top intermittent fasting mistakes so you can avoid them and get the fastest results possible. And the last mistake is one you've probably never even considered so make sure you stick with me through this video. The very first mistake i want to go over has to do with people's lack of patience. So many people start fasting and all they can think about is how badly they want to lose weight or body fat and what's quickest way to do it. So what they do is they spend the whole day or part of the day not eating and then finally when they're feeding window arrives and they're finally allowed to eat they still try to severely restrict calories. One of my favorite things about fasting is that it teaches you how to listen to your body and how to eat normally without having to think about every last calorie. This is what allows fasting to be an appropriate lifestyle dieting approach for the long run. Fasting allows you to reteach your body how to stop eating when you're full. But a lot of people that think that they're going to get results faster continue to deprive themselves of food even when they're allowed to eat. Not only is this physically stressful on your body but it's also extremely mentally stressful on your willpower and your mind. In the long run this is completely unsustainable and will most likely lead you to a big bad binge. And binging can lead you into a downward spiral that causes you to regain all the body fat that you might have lost from fasting. To prevent this make sure you allow yourself to eat sensible options all the way until you're full. As long as you're having real natural single-ingredient foods you'll feel full long before you go over your total daily alloted calories. Of course there is the issue of going to far in the opposite direction and thats what leads us to Mistake number two which is definitely one of the worst mistakes you can make and that's binging as soon as your fasting window has ended. A lot of you especially if you're new to fasting might be sitting there everyday just counting down the seconds until you're finally allowed to eat. During that wait your mind is giving you all kinds of suggestions of what will help you feel full and satisfied as soon as you can eat again and unfortunately most of those suggestions are going to be the junkfood that you've been mentally obssessinh over and craving. Even if you're eating fewer meals per day if you binge and satisfy your unhealthy cravings every time that you eat you won't get much results. But don't worry there are a few simple tips that can help you avoid binging every time you eat. First of all when your brand new to fasting and your first starting off make sure you're tracking your calories and macros to be sure you're not going way over your daily allotted calories. If you don't know what calories and macros you need for fat loss you can use my calorie calculator that I have linked up below. And then after eating you can just plug in everything that you ate and make sure that you didn't go over your totals. What if you don't want to track your calories in your Macros well the second thing you can do is have a meal sitting in the fridge already prepped and ready to go. By having a meal ready you don't have to go through the grueling process of cooking after a long period of fasting because a lot of you will start eating easy to access junk food while cooking your meal. If you start eating junkfood while prepping a healthy meal by the time youre done cooking you'll already wolf down sometimes five hundred all the way up to a thousand calories. So don't tax your will power have the healthy meal ready to go. My last tip to help you with this issue is to actually indulge in your cravings but only after you've already filled up on a healthy meal. Eat your vegetables first followed by your protein source followed by fruit and your healthy carb source then you can finally make room for snacks and cravings. By satisfying your cravings after you're no longer extremely hungry you typically will have much less chances of a full out binge eating episode. Again keep in mind intermittent fasting works because ultimately you eat less, fasting may give you more
How to Get Rid of Love Handles FOREVER!!! | how to Lose Muffin Top | how to Lose Love Handles
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Love handles are a very common problem for so many people trying to lose fat. When we have excess fat in this area around your lower abs and love handles, it's commonly known as a muffin top. Which sounds tasty and delicious, but in reality there is nothing sweet about the muffin found above your belt line. The muffin top is also known as the spare tire because it looks like you're carrying a spare tire around your lower abdominal and back area. Our body loves to store fat in medial areas of the body, and doesn't really like to store it in distal areas. What this means is that our body tends to accumulate fat closer to the midline and center of the body, which translates to lower belly fat and love handles for guys and butt and upper thigh fat for women. When fat is stored close to the center of our body rather than distal areas like the hands our body uses less energy to keep it around. For our bodies survival mechanism this is a win, but for our plans to walk around shirtless on the beach this is a major defeat. The good news is that we can turn this situation around, and we don't have to accept love handles or a muffin top. I'm very pleased to see that a number of you tubers have already made true honest videos about this topic. However, these videos are still outnumbers by other videos, online articles, and magical products that deliver false information on this topic. There are tons of online cookie cutter workout programs that include transverse movements like wood chops, Russian twists, and cable rotations to target the love handles and the muffin top. And yes these exercises will help you burn a small amount of calories, and they will help you build some muscle under the fat. However, they will definitely not come anywhere close to being the determining factor of whether or not you lose fat in these areas. For some reason people still think that you can crunch away abdominal and lower back fat. But this has proven again and again to not work. Any true fitness professional will tell you that there is no way to target a specific area for fat burn. Unfortunately because our body prefers to store fat closer to our center line, it's usually going to drop every bit of fat from distal areas of our body first, before starting to use the fat from your spare tire area. That's okay though as long as you have a solid eating plan and fat loss specific workout plan in place, and you stay consistent and persistent with it you're body will eventually start feeding off that medial fat. So the only solution seems to be to burn fat from your whole body rather than concentrating on one particular area. Although I have other videos that talk about how you can lose body fat, I'll quickly mention a couple simple tips that you can use to start burning body fat today. Number one and most important is in the area of nutrition. It doesn't matter if you burn 5,000 calories in one workout if your eating 10,000. The most efficient way to lose body fat is to create some form of a calorie deficit. You can do this by lowering overall calories eaten throughout the day. Intermittent fasting and carb cycling are two of many different ways to lower the amount of calories you eat throughout the day. Make sure all your food comes from unprocessed filling single ingredient sources. and one thing that I want to make sure you guys don't do is completely eliminate any specific macro nutrient like protein, fat, or carbs because all of these are necessary for an optimal functioning body. Remember the key is to limit not eliminate. By limiting caloric intake you will coax your body to use the energy found in your love handles since it will be getting less energy from food. Make sure you don't cut your calories too low either. The goal is to burn fat at the highest amount of calories possible. This way you have plenty of room to cut calories back as you plateau. On top of tweaking your eating plan you should incorporate heavy weight training workouts and high intensity interval training workouts. I recommend at least 3 days of each when trying to burn fat.
★Best★ Fat Burning Foods for Weight Loss | Foods that Burn Belly Fat What to Eat to Lose Weight Fast
 
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What are the foods that burn belly fat fast? If you want to know about the ultimate fat burning foods for weight loss and what to eat to lose weight fast watch this video. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ What are the best fat burning foods for weight loss? Well I can tell you one thing for sure its no secret that certain foods are better for your health, your insulin levels, and your metabolism while other food is much worse for you. On the other hand it's also no secret that you can still lose weight while eating foods that aren't so healthy for you like junk food and processed food. I know that might surprise some of you but it's definitely possible to even eat ice cream and still burn fat. That's right portion size is probably the biggest determining factor of whether you'll lose weight or not. Contrary to mainstream beliefs you can gain weight eating healthy food like brown rice chicken breast and broccoli and you can lose weight eating processed food like plain pasta and meatballs if you limit your portions. However to achieve the best body composition after burning the fat away it's best to eat healthy real food instead of junk food while still also controlling that portion size. So what is considered healthy real food. Well it's definitely nothing that you buy that has a picture of what you're buying on the box along with a long list of ingredients. This is going to be natural mostly single ingredient foods. For carbs for example you want to stick to natural sources that are low glycemic. Some examples are brown rice, yams, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, quinoa, beans, legumes, lentils, all bran, ezekeil cereals and breads, and brown rice pasta. Any kind of carb that digests slowly and doesn't Spike insulin is a great choice. Even Moderate glycemic carbs like fruit are okay when trying to burn fat but again it's all about portions. If you're eating six fruits a day plus other carbs you're not going to lose weight or burn fat. Focus on getting 1 to 3 servings of carbs per day depending on how much you weigh. a serving size for carbs would be considered a fist. So a fruit would be considered a full serving of carbs if it's the size of your fist. Next you want to make sure that you have a lot of protein when trying to burn fat. I'm not saying that you can't burn fat on a low protein diet but it is a lot harder then on a high protein diet. Even though for years especially in the 70s and 80s doctors were saying that bodybuilders are crazy for having so much protein in their diet it seems that many doctors have changed their minds and now for weight loss many of them advocate a high protein diet. A big reason is because of the thermogenic effect of foods. Certain foods will require more calories for digestion. Many sources of protein will use 40% of their calories for the digestion process. So in a way you end up with a lot less calories to use for energy from protein then you do from carbohydrates or fats. When your body doesn't have enough energy from your diet that's when it pulls that energy from fat stores. So eating a lot of protein helps create a negative calorie balance because a lot of it gets used for digestion and also especially because protein is also very filling. So with all that said try to get about one gram of protein per pound of body weight when trying to burn fat. That usually turns out to be about one palm of protein 5 times a day again this will vary based on your weight. If you want to have Five Palms of protein in one meal and only eat once a day you can do that or if you want to spread out throughout the day you can do that as well. Good sources of protein for fat loss include fish especially lean Whitefish, chicken breast, turkey breast, lean turkey, shellfish, greek yogurt, lean pork, cottage cheese, tofu, eggs, and especially egg whites. And then finally for fat you want good natural sources of fat such as avocados, salmon or egg yolks which would count as both protein and fat......, nut butters, pasture raised organic butters, olive oil, nuts, and coconut oil. If you're eating carbs in your plan then you can have one to two tablespoons of fat per day or about half an avocado per day or a handful of nuts per day. Once again this depends on how much you weigh some people will have more some people will have less. Also it's very possible to lose a lot of body fat through a ketogenic diet in which you have a very high amount of dietary fat throughout the day however most keto plans take out carbohydrates entirely.
Side Effects of Intermittent Fasting (AVOID THESE) | Negative Effects | Is IF healthy, good, or bad
 
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Discover the negative side effects of intermittent fasting that nobody is talking about. Find out how to do intermittent fasting and see if it's healthy and good for you, or if it's bad for you. If you want to learn if intermittent fasting is safe or dangerous watch this video. See the biggest intermittent fasting mistakes people are making so you can avoid them. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ We all know intermittent fasting is great and all but I'm sure I'm not the only one that's ever wondered if there are any........negative effects. So in today's video I want to talk about if there are any side effects associated with intermittent fasting. The good news is that a lot of these side effects will go away overtime. But it's definitely something that you should be aware of especially if you're just starting out, this way you know what to expect. By the way I'm a fan of intermittent fasting and I do it myself all the time but there are pros and cons to every single diet approach even fasting. Let's start with the most obvious of all the side effects the hunger the cravings and what you can do about it. If your transitioning to intermittent fasting, but you're used to eating three Square meals a day everyday or if you're used to eating 5 meals or 6 meals then you're going to feel a little hungry transitioning to either skipping breakfast or skipping dinner. Your body is used to its normal routine feeding schedule. It releases hormones during the times of the day that you normally eat to Signal hunger and your body even increases stomach acids during those times. So its going to take some time for your body to adapt. There are a couple things you can do to reduce your hunger one of the most talked about is to skip breakfast and drink coffee. And even though coffee does have an appetite suppressing effect its not my best tip for you to reduce hunger. But it can sure help and if you do decide to have coffee just make sure your coffee doesn't have any cream or sugar. The best way you can prevent hunger is by not trying to do everything all at once. A lot of people try to cut carbs, restrict calories, fast, and go into ketosis at the same time. That'll make you lose fat faster right? No.... that's gonna make you binge faster. If you're going to try intermittent fasting don't cut your carbs at the same time. If you want to combine carb cutting with intermittent fasting later on when you've already adjusted then you can do that you can even do a keto style intermittent fasting diet plan. But I wouldn't start off with it a lot of people make that mistake and that just makes you crazy hungry which just makes you binge and then fail your diet. The next potential side effect is a headache. This is another thing that won't last but when people first start fasting it's very common for them to get headaches that come and go because their body is still getting used to their new eating schedule. BY Staying hydrated you can help prevent some of these headaches. But these should go away. One side effect that applys to a longer term fast is that you may have decreases in your strength and overall performance. However this doesn't really apply to intermittent fasting because you're only fasting for 16 hours. You may have a slight decrease in strength when first starting but as soon as you adapt your strength should go right back up. Now if you are fasting for days at a time that changes things you will have a reduction in athletic performance. Another big side effect is obsession which is not what intermittent fasting was designed for. People obsess over the little things. for example some people will sit there and wait 10 minutes because they're afraid of breaking their fast 10 minutes early. That's crazy intermittent fasting is a form of flexible dieting. It's Originators definitely did not want for you to obsess over your feeding and fasting windows. They tried to move away from a restrictive dieting model. If you're at the restaurant with your family after fasting for 7 hours or even six hours and you have to break that fast that day a little early it's not the end of the world. First of all you can balance out your Macros anyway and you can go right back to fasting the next day. Don't obsess over the little things remember that intermittent fasting works because it helps keep your insulin levels low and helps you control the amount of calories you eat for the day. There are other ways that you can still do that during a day where your forced to break your fast. It's really not a big deal. Let's talk about another side effect believe it or not heartburn is it very real side effect that can happen due to fasting. Remember how I said earlier that your body is on a regular eating schedule. Acid works on that schd
PERFECT Post Workout Meal | What to Eat After a Workout | Post Workout Nutrition | Bodybuilding Food
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Let me start by explaining a little about post workout nutrition. The post workout period is a crucial time for you to get the proper nutrients into your muscles. During a workout especially one that involves weight training, we are breaking down lots of muscle tissue. So your muscles need protein because as you know the amino acids that make up protein are the building blocks for your muscles to repair themselves. However, your muscles aren't the only thing taking a beating during your workout. Glycogen stores within the muscles and throughout the body are depleted during your workout as well. These glycogen stores need to be replenished to assist with recovery and prepare you for your next workout. If you're looking to burn extra fat then you may want to wait a little while after your workout to consume carbs so your body can continue burning fat. A big question that people have about post workout nutrition is how soon after your workout should you consume calories. And there are two answers that people go by today. The science answer and The Bro Science Answer. According to Bro Scientists there exists a thing called an anabolic window. This "Anabolic Window" lasts up to 30 minutes after your workout. And about 5 years ago when I was in college me being the bro scientists that I was, I believed in the Anabolic Window. I believed in it so intensely that during these times I would go to they gym still full from a huge meal, work out, then drink a protein shake, followed by a cell tech hardcore shake. A few times I even puked, so then I would drive home as quickly as I could, make a new shake, and drink it within that 30 minute window. I have since learned that the real science does not really point to an anabolic window. It seems like all of its support comes from supplement scientists and the bro scientists that learn from them. I'm not saying that you can't have supplements or stuff food down your throat directly after a workout, but what I'm saying is that you really don't have to. As long as you end up getting the same amount of calories throughout the day, eating a meal an hour or hours after your workout will have the same effect. In fact your body is going to be in a muscle growth and repair cycle for 24-48 hours. Also if you're trying to strictly burn fat, then not eating a meal for an hour or so after your workout will leave your body no choice but to use its own fat stores. With an elevated heart rate after exercise this could make a difference in regard to fat burning. Okay now that the anabolic window is out the way, I want to provide a few post workout meal options. Nutritionists constantly agree that whole real food will always produce better results than supplements. So I'm going to give you an example of what your plate should look like if you're trying to build muscle, and what your plate should look like if you're trying to burn fat. If you're trying to build muscle your plate should include a starchy carb, 1-2 fists of green veggies, and a source of protein. If you eat meat then chicken breast or low fat fish is a good choice after a workout. If you don't eat meat then you can mix in some beans, peas, hemp seeds, chia seeds, or flax seeds. As far as carbs are concerned I recommend you have starchy carbs over fruits because starchy carbohydrates are more likely to be stored in the muscles as glycogen Where as fruits are used for energy immediately. Examples of good starchy carbs include brown rice, quinoa which is great for vegetarians just make sure you rinse it before cooking, sweet potatoes, buckwheat, Oats things like that. And for green veggies I highly recommend broccoli because broccoli has something known as indole 3 carbinole in it also known as IC3. IC3 has been linked to temporarily lowering your estrogen which could help your gains post workout. If you're trying to lose weight or burn body fat and you want to eat a meal immediately after your then I would hold my carbs off until my next meal. This way you can consume those starchy carbs in your next meal and allow your body to continue burning body fat while recovering from your workout. So you're post workout plate would still have the green veggies, the protein source, and instead of the carbs you can have some additional fat like coconut oil.
How Much Weight Can You Lose in a MONTH? Week? Or Day? ➠ How FAST can I Burn Belly Fat / OVERNIGHT
 
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How much weight can you lose in a month? How about a week? Or a Day? How fast can you burn the belly fat? Find out in this video! 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ How much weight can you lose in a month? How about a week? What about a day? These are all questions and I'm going to answer in today's video and believe it or not these questions aren't as straightforward as they seem. For example you could lose a ton of weight in a month but are you going to be able to keep that large amount of weight that you lost off? After all what's the use of losing weight if we gain it all back again? Generally speaking its believed that the more weight you lose in a shorter period of time the more likely you'll gain that weight back. So many trainers and fitness professionals recommend that you take a slower approach to fat loss. The accepted Norm for healthy sustainable fat loss is 1-2 pounds a week. For those of you looking to drop 30 pounds in a month I'm sure this isn't great news. But if you are looking to lose more weight than that, I wouldn't exit out of this video just yet because I have a lot more information for you. At 1 to 2 pounds a week this means that since we have a little over 4 weeks every month, on average we'll be able to lose 5 to 10 pounds a month and keep it off. After working as a trainer for a long time when I hear numbers like this I get pretty excited. A 5 - 10 pound weight loss in a month is considered an excellent result in my book. However some of you may still want to lose weight faster. And you might have clicked on this video to find out what's actually possible beyond the 1-2 pounds a week. Well luckily we have crazy TV shows like The Biggest Loser to show us what's truly possible when we kick Health to the curb. On this reality TV show one contestant lost 100 pounds in 7 weeks. That's a ridiculous amount of weight to lose in such a short time frame. Another contestant lost 34 pounds in a week. Again absolutely absurd. But there you have it faster weight loss is technically possible. The reason why I say technically and the reason why I call this absurd is because losing so much weight so fast is not only dangerous but chances of weight regain are huge. And if you don't believe me just take a look at the percentage of people that regain their weight after the Biggest Loser is over. On top of that for the premiere of season 8 two patients were hospitalized after collapsing during a 1-mile run. So even though it is possible to lose a hundred pounds in 7 weeks and it is possible to lose over 30 pounds in one week it usually isn't applicable to regular people in the real world. And allow me to explain why. First of all most of the contestants on the Show start off extremely heavy. one contestant was even 526 pounds. Most of you are not starting off at such a high weight. Without getting too in-depth into the reasons why, all you gotta know is that the higher your starting weight the faster you'll be able to lose a larger amount of weight. But even with the higher starting weight aside, these contestants are forced to work out 5 to 6 hours a day while eating strictly supervised diets. That's what gets them losing double-digits every week. I've been training for a long time and sometimes I would do double sessions in one day. Which would mean I would do a workout and then come back later to work out again. Maybe at the most I worked out three and a half or four hours in 1 day. And I would never do that back to back for consecutive days. Also my body was already in great shape to handle that kind of stress. But working out that much would still absolutely kill me. How in the world these people on this show are able to work out that much without straight up dying is beyond me. But something that you can be sure of is that the average person is not going to be able to maintain that kind of pace. Even the advance person will not be able to maintain that kind of pace especially because as you become more fit it's harder to lose more and more weight. The risks of losing weight that fast easily outweigh the benefits. You run the risk of developing gallstones, mineral deficiencies, and you can end up in the hospital like many biggest loser contestants from exhaustion. On top of that even if you don't care about your health and you only care about your looks, well losing weigh that fast, your looks will suffer too. You're definitely going to lose muscle mass and there's a much larger chance of having excess skin and stretch marks when your done. Don't forget weight and body fat are not the same thing.
How many sets and reps to build muscle | for size, mass, strength
 
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How many sets and reps to build muscle | For size, mass, strength 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ The amount of sets and reps that you choose to do can ultimately influence gains that you make in areas like size, mass, and strength. When asked about how many sets and reps to build muscle, I always tell people that there is no simple answer for this question. Certain rep ranges such as really high rep ranges above 20 reps can be eliminated. However, there is still a pretty large varying range for reps for hypertrophy. Looking back at my personal training certifications can provide some insight in to how many reps for size gains. Every certification recommends slightly different rep ranges. Today I am going to explain the national academy of sports medicine (NASM) suggestion for how many reps to build muscle. NASM suggests that you perform anywhere from 6-12 repetitions. As I explain in the video, I always have seen best results with 6-8 reps. However, that does not mean that you will achieve the greatest gains from 6-8 reps either. Everybody is different, therefore you must pick a rep range that works best for you. Chances are high that for gaining muscle it will be between 6-12 reps. Varying your rep range can really help build size, mass, and strength. There's a term known as periodization, that is used to break plateuas, and get faster results. By varying your rep range you prevent your body from adapting. Adaption to your workout is one of the number one reasons people stop gaining size from their workout. By varying the reps you can highly increase your strength. By increasing your strength, you will be able to lift a heavier load and breakdown more muscle tissue. When doing periodization you're going to have 3 different phases each lasting 3 weeks with a different rep range. Phase One - 6 reps Phase Two - 10 reps Phase Three - 3-5 reps After you are finished with all 9 weeks return to phase one and be amazed at how much your strength has gone up. Lifting a heavier load does correlate with building muscle. Varying your rep range is not the only answer for how to build muscle mass faster. Lowering the weight very slowly during repetitions can really help break muscle tissue down. The eccentric or deceleration phase of an exercise is the part where the most amount of muscle tissue is broken down. An example of this is the lowering of the weight during a bench press. As you bring the weight down to your chest go really slowly. Count to at least 3 seconds on your way down. The slower you go the more muscle tissue you'll be breaking down. This is one of the best ways to build muscle faster, but I still would not rank it as most effective. The best answer for how many sets and reps to build muscle is to always vary it up and hit failure. Failure is huge in building muscle. You have to work the muscle until it not only burns, but until you cannot lift the weight anymore. Failure is actually giving out. Make sure you have a spotter and perform every set that you do whether its 3 or 4 until failure. Vary your rep ranges, hit failure, and go slowly on your deceleration phase of your lift and you will be very happy with faster progress in the gym. http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music How many sets and reps | How many reps to build muscle | How many reps for size | How many reps for mass | How many reps for strength | How | Many | reps | to | build | Muscle | Sets | And | For | Size | Mass | Strength | Hazlet, NJ | personal trainer in Hazlet, NJ | Bootcamp in Hazlet, NJ | bootcamp | boot camp | personal training | personal trainer | Meal Prep | eat clean
How Many CALORIES Should I Eat to LOSE WEIGHT | how many calories do i need | calorie intake to loss
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ There are a lot of different ways to calculate how many calories you should be eating per day to lose weight. And in today's video I'm going to go over all the different ways, but you have to keep in mind that these calculations will only give us a baseline to start with. You're going to have to do some trial and error, see how your body responds, and then make modifications. So with that said let start with the easiest one of these methods. This method is easy, but probably not quite as accurate as a calorie calculator. Although I have used this method as a simple baseline for clients before and its worked very well. All you have to do is take your current weight if your a man multiply that weight times 11 and if you're a woman multiply that weight times 10. For example if I weigh 210lbs I would multiply 210x11 which would give me 2,310 calories a day. Every 5 lbs of weight you lose you can redo this easy calculation and get your new estimated calories for weight loss. As you can see this method doesn't take into account your height, your age, or your activity level. So it can only be used as a baseline and it will never be exact. Regardless I've still experienced success using this method, and it always winds up being not too far off from the estimates you will get from using complex formulas. This formula is best for sedentary individuals. Or sedentary individuals just starting exercise. Another way to calculate your calories is to find your maintenance calories and then subtract 20% of calories from there. You may be wondering why we're choosing to take away 20% instead of 30 or 40% and that's because 20% has been found to be the ideal ratio for losing body fat without losing too much muscle. The easiest way to calculate your maintenance calories is to multiply your weight by 14-17. This helps take your activity level into account. Multiply by 14 if you're not active and by 17 if you're very active. And you can multiply by 15 or 16 if your somewhat in between. So I weigh 210lbs and I'm pretty active so I'll multiply by 16. This gives me 3,360 calories. Once I multiply by 20% that leaves me with a 672 calorie deficit. 3,360-672 = 2,688 calories. So with this method I am allowed to eat more than 350 extra calories per day for my high activity level. For the final and supposedly most accurate way to calculate your required daily calories for weight loss is to use a calorie calculator. These calculators will usually use either the Mifflin-St Jeor equation or the Harris-Benedict formula to calculate your maintenance calories and then subtract roughly 500 calories to give you your weight loss calories. I'm going to include a link in the description for you to be able to access a calorie calculator that will give you your maintenance calories and your fat loss calories. When I do my calorie calculations I end up with 2632 calories per day. This turns out to be very close to my total that I got from multiplying my weight by 16. I want to remind you guys one more time that regardless of which method you used this number is only a baseline. If you start with lets 2,000 calories, but notice that you aren't losing any weight after a week, drop by 300 calories and see what you get from 1700 calories over the next week. You have to reevaluate and readjust every now and then to stay on track. how many calories should i eat to lose weight; how many calories do i need; how many calories do i need to lose weight; calorie intake to lose weight; Calories needed to lose weight; Calorie Calculator for weight loss; lose weight calculator; how many calories a day to lose weight; how many calories to eat to lose weight; Calorie Intake for Weight Loss; personal trainer in holmdel nj; personal training in holmdel nj; bootcamp in holmdel nj; boot camp in holmdel nj; meal prep delivery holmdel nj;
Lose Weight With APPLE CIDER VINEGAR Weight Loss Benefits | BEST Drink Recipe | for face acne hair
 
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Can you actually lose weight with apple cider vinegar. Does it really have weight loss benefits? 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Apple cider vinegar has been used as a method to assist people in losing weight for a while now. But within recent years its really blown up. Now there are tons of people that claim that apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight and that it can help you detoxify your body. You'll find it in all kinds of diets and weight loss programs and you'll also find it in detox plans. Today in this video I'm going to tell you whether apple cider vinegar really works, how much it works, and what it actually works for. I'm going to go over all the supposed benefits, I'll give you guys a recipe that you can try on your own, and then we'll talk about what science has to say about this. If you really want to know the truth about this magical weight loss elixir then make sure that you hear all my points out with an unbiased view. First lets start by breaking up the misconception that apple cider vinegar is nutritious. Because the truth is that It doesn't contain a lot of nutrients. Remember nutrients are vitamins and minerals and if you look into apple cider vinegar it has pretty much none. Instead it has acetic acid which is an acid with a very high ph level and this is where all the supposed good effects come from. So what are the claimed good effects, the pros of using apple cider vinegar? 1. It's supposed to help you with digestion especially if you eat a high protein diet 2. It can help clear you skin and reduce your acne, but this has not been backed by scientific research. 3. It has Anti bacterial properties 4. It Can help with acid reflux or heart burn believe it or not 3. Controls Blood Sugar 4. It's very good for breaking up calcification. 5. Claims to help regulate your PH Levels even though many scientists state that changing the ph of your body is very unlikely and improbable 6. Good Electrolyte source 7. Can help lowers high blood pressure 8. Can help lower blood sugar levels which could be very useful for diabetics 9. It can help fight fatigue and give you energy throughout the day 10. Clears sinus congestion, 11. Helps lower ldl or bad cholesterol 12. Helps treat calcium and potassium deficiency's And as far as fat loss and weight loss goes it 13. Can helps burn fat faster 14. Can help with your thyroid function and increase your metabolism 15. And it suppresses your appetite Now keep in mind these are the claims made about apple cider vinegar by others. I am not saying that it does or does not do any of this. I'm just presenting you with the facts and you can make a decision on your own. There is definitely a lot of false information out there about apple cider vinegar because of marketers trying to use it to sell detox plans. So just keep that in mind The really good news is that the cons of drinking apple cider vinegar are very limited if you do it correctly. If you drink apple cider vinegar straight your going to have some serious problems. You can even die if you drink too much of this stuff straight up. However, if you dilute it in water you should be okay besides one possible negative effect. The Acid in apple cider vinegar can ruin your teeth by stripping away the enamel. So most people that drink this drink it with a straw to maintain healthy teeth. So, lets get into the recipe. Every recipe that I've found for an apple cider vinegar drink has the same base ingredients, and then some recipes add other ingredients either for flavor or other beneficial effects. You want to start by drinking this in the morning before breakfast and some people choose to continue having it throughout the day before each of their meals. The key is to have 2-4 Tablespoons of the apple cider vinegar per day. Make sure you don't exceed the 4 tablespoons. The base recipe is 1 cup of water 1 Whole lemon 1-2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar that has to say raw, organic, unfiltered, and un pasteurized. Or you can just get braggs apple cider vinegar or a vinegar that says mother on it. Some people add a little bit of cinnamon, sweeteners, honey, and juices to make it taste better. Now before you get super excited and start making this drink thinking your going to lose tons of weight easily lets talk about how it relates to weight loss. Can it help you lose weight. Well if it really does lower your appetite and helps boost your metabolism then yes it could definitely help out. If you consume less calories because your less hungry and burn more calories throughout the day you will lose some weight.
Cardio vs Weights (Best Way to Burn Fat)
 
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Cardio or Weight Training? Which way is the best way to burn fat? Which is best for fat loss and overall weight loss? I answer all of these questions and more in today's video. Use your time efficiently by learning which one of these is best for fat loss. Once you know how to burn fat and gain muscle at the gym progress accelerates. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ If you're trying to burn fat why not do it in a way that has you working smarter rather than harder. Most people automatically assume that cardio is better for fat loss and weights are better for building muscle. And this may be true if you compare traditional steady-state cardio to traditional weight training but there are different forms of weight training that incorporate very effective new training techniques that may be far more beneficial for fat loss. So If youre the type of person that wouldnt mind burning fat faster with less effort then stick with me through this video because I'm going to give you a couple surprising new ways that you could lose fat way faster with both cardio and weight training models and ill make sure that you fully understand which one is best for you and your goals. Now if you're looking for the quick overnight fix I don't have that for you but this is as close as you're going to get to that magic bullet quick fix to spending less time in the gym while burning more fat from your workouts. So let's start first by taking a closer look at Cardio and weight training at their core. Traditional cardio is usually performed on a treadmill an elliptical stair climber a bike or even on a rowing machine. When I talk about traditional cardio I'm mostly referring to steady-state long duration cardio where you're continuously repeating the same low to moderate intensity motions like jogging, biking, or swimming for an extended period of time. Most of traditional types of cardio are forms of aerobic training. Aerobic training primarily involves using oxygen to sufficiently meet the body's energy demands during exercise. On the other hand traditional weight training where you lift a heavy weight load for a certain amount of reps before taking a break and then repeating for more sets, THAT is considered anaerobic training. With anaerobic training oxygen alone cannot supply enough energy to meet the demands placed on the body so glycogen from the muscles is primarily used to fuel the activity. Generally speaking, you’ll burn more calories for each session of cardio than weight training for about the same amount of effort. Minute per minute, cardio burns more calories. But does that mean that cardio is better for fat loss? Let's take a closer look. For a long time it was believed that to burn the maximum amount of fat you had to stay in what was known as the fat burning zone which mostly could only be maintained through aerobic cardiovascular activity. The idea behind the fat burning zone was that you would burn a higher percentage of fat calories rather than carb calories when you stayed at about 70 percent of your maximum heart rate. And this made sense to most people because once an activity became too intense the pathway for energy would change to anaerobic and begin primarily burning glycogen or carbs for fuel rather than using fat oxidation. However, it's been proven that the fat burning zone is a myth because both types of training aerobic and anaerobic can burn plenty of fat. And if you burn more overall calories from a higher intensity workout like the ones I'm about to share with you, so anything above roughly 70% of your maximum heart rate you might be burning a higher percentage of carbs, but you're also burning more overall calories because you're heart rate is higher and the activity is more intense. So even if you have a smaller percentage of fat coming from a larger overall number of calories, you can still wind up burning more fat. This is easy to understand if I give you an example like take 50 percent of a smaller number like 500, and then take 30 percent of a larger number like 1,000. Just because you're burning a higher percentage of fat from lower intensity exercise like steady state cardio, doesn't mean that you're burning more fat. On top of that even though we know cardio will typically burn more calories per session than weight training, research has shown that you burn more calories in the hours and sometimes days following a weight training session when compared to a cardio workout. Also weight training will build much more muscle than cardio. Muscle is directly linked to your resting metabolism, so if you have more muscle you will have a faster resting metabolism than if you had less muscle allowing you to burn more calories during rest over time Study comparing weights vs cardio: https://www.physiology.org/doi/10.1152/japplphysiol.01370.2011
MORNING or EVENING Workouts for Weight Loss?
 
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Should you do morning or evening workouts for weight loss? This is the ultimate showdown pinning the morning vs the night exercise routine. Which is the best for fat loss and which is better for gaining strength and building muscle 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Morning vs. Evening workouts which one is best for strength how about for size how about to lose weight well today I'm going to answer all of these questions so you can set up the best workout schedule for yourself. Now I've done both morning and evening workouts and each of these has their own benefit. And when you're choosing what time in the day you're going to work out it's going to highly depend on your goals for example are you trying to build muscle, are you trying to burn fat or are you trying to just simply get a workout in rather than skipping it we're pushing it off till tomorrow. So let's go over the benefits of working out in the morning first. When I first started working out I would work out pretty much only at night. But for the last I would say 5 years I've been doing the exact opposite I've been working out first thing in the morning. Now there's a big reason why I switched and I don't really plan on switching back. The number one biggest benefit of working out in the morning is that you get your workout done. What do I mean by that? Well I mean that especially as you get older and you have a job and you have all these other responsibilities it's really easy to get caught up with your day and wind up not having the energy the willpower nor the desire to work out at night. What this does is it makes a lot of people that plan to work out after work or just simply towards the end of the day...it makes a lot of these people skip their workout with an excuse like I'm really tired today I'll just get my workout in tomorrow. Then tomorrow comes and it's the same thing all over again. The American Council on exercise claims that people that work out first thing in the morning tend to be more consistent with their workouts and they tend to work out more often then people that work out later in the day. If you procrastinate your workouts.... you have to......I repeat you have to get your workout in first thing in the morning. Im saying before you even c omprehend that you're awake just get out of bed put your sneakers on go to the gym go for a run get your workout in because it's not happening later. The other huge benefit of getting a workout in first thing in the morning especially if you have a job is that it sets up the rest of your day very very well. I don't even have the exact words to explain it but it just makes everything easier. You would think that working out before work would make you tired at work but in reality it boosts your awareness your attitude and your overall emotional state. This isn't just me saying this guy's this is proven......working out releases endorphins and whether you're going to class or you're going to work you're gonna perform better just because you worked out. Another benefit of working out in the morning is that you're going to get a great full night of sleep when you hit those pillows. A lot of times when you work out at night your body goes from unwinding and starting to relax to a more active state. Combine this with some caffeine or some pre-workout to help you blast through your workout and you're going to have a lot of trouble going to bed if you schedule that work out at night. Now this benefit isn't the same for everyone some people will experience better sleep quality working out at night rather than in the morning so This is highly up to your preference. The last thing that I want to mention about morning workouts before I move on to night time workouts is that if you do a morning workout you can choose to do it in a fasted state. When working out in a fasted State your not gonna magically burn more calories but working out fasted causes an increase in fat mobilization which means that ultimately it can help you burn more fat than a night time workout. Okay so those are some of the benefits of working out in the morning.......now there are equally as many benefits for working out at night as there are for working out in the morning they're just different. When I used to only work out at night I can say for a fact that I was always stronger in all of my lists whether it be squats bench presses whatever. Even though this is based on my personal experience there are studies that suggest that everyone's body temperature will be higher later in the afternoon and at night than body temperature in the morning. in fact in the morning is when your body temperature is at its lowest. And there are plenty of studies documenting that athletes perform better when body temperature is higher.
How to Bulk Up | Bulking Diet Plan | Bulking Meal Plan | How to build muscle fast
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ This video is mostly about the nutrition component of building muscle and not so much about the working out. Let's start with the basics. There is a clean bulk and a dirty bulk. Clean bulking is when you eat food that will give you all the calories, energy, and amino acids you need to build muscle. Where as dirty bulking is when your eating plan allows for you to eat anything that will make you gain weight. Muscle growth is a product of efficient nutrition and exercise habits. I am a big believer that once you get to more advanced stages of bulking, it is very difficult to bulk without gaining some body fat. This holds true even for clean bulking diets. I generally am able to maintain a low body fat percentage year round, but when I would do bulking phases even clean bulking phases, I would always put on some extra fat with the muscle. Everyone that I know that has done a bulking phase has experienced similar effects. So when you bulk up don't be afraid of putting on a little bit of fat, it is almost inevitable. When trying to bulk up, especially for all you hard gainers out there, it is very important to make sure you are eating the right things, in the right amounts, and hitting the weights hard. If you really want to do a precise dialed in bulking plan, you're going to have to count calories until you learn how many macros and calories you're getting out of each meal. I'm going to give you an incredibly simplified way to do this, without using a calorie calculator. If you're a man trying to bulk start off by multiplying your weight by 18. And if you're a woman trying to bulk up multiply your weight by 16. We're going to use me as an example. I weigh 210lbs and I'm a man in case you were wondering so I would multiply 210 by 18 which would give me 3,780 calories. Now, protein requirements while bulking don't need to be incredibly high. We want anywhere from 0.8-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight. Just to keep it simple lets go with 1gram. So 1g x 210lbs = 210 grams of protein. We want to keep fat relatively low while bulking so lets multiply my body weight x 0.3 which gives me 68 grams of fat.Take your daily protein intake and multiply it by 4 because there are 4 calories in every gram of protein. And your daily fat intake and multiply it by 9 because there are 9 calories in every gram of fat and then add these two numbers together. So 68x9 = 612 calories from fat and 168 x 4 = 840 calories from protein and when we add these numbers together we get 1,452 calories from protein and carbs. Now we subtract this number from my goal calories of 3,780 and we get 2,328 calories that have to be coming from carbs. We divide that number by 4 because there are 4 calories in each gram of carbs and we get 582 grams of carbohydrates. So my macros for bulking would be 210 grams of protein, 68 grams of fat, and 582 grams of carbs. If I want to add some fat and take some carbs away I can do that just keep in mind each gram of fat is 9 calories and each gram of carbs is only 4 calories. So for each gram of fat you add you have to subtract about 2 grams of carbs to stay within your allotted calories. I would give this diet plan a shot for 3-4 weeks before re evaluating and adjusting. If you notice after three or four weeks that you haven't gained much muscle weight u can increase your daily allotted calories by 250 and then go back, do the same math that we just did, and find your new daily macros. 1. 4 slices of 100% whole wheat bread w/ 4 whole eggs + 2 servings of oatmeal + 1 banana blended in a shake. This was always the hardest meal for me 2. Post workout meal (immediately after my workout) - Protein shake with 2 scoops of protein + Cell tech hardcore shake 3. 30-45 minutes after than I would have 3/4 of a cup of brown rice w/ 6oz of chicken breast 4. 3/4 of a cup of brown rice w/ 6oz of ground turkey 5. 6-8 oz of Yams w/ 6 oz of whitening fish 6. 1/2 a cup of brown rice w/ chicken breast or ground beef 7. 2 scoops Casein protein shake with water and sometimes another serving of oats blended in 8. 4 am wake up from sleeping and have a shake with whole milk and 2 scoops muscle milk. How I am still alive, I do not know. As you can see there are hardly any vegetables in the diet, because veggies will fill you up for a lot less calories. Remember when your bulking you want to eat a lot of calories, and that'll be impossible if you're full from a couple veggies.
How to Eat to Get Shredded 2017 ➔ Ripped Cutting & Shredding Diet Eating to lose weight gain muscle
 
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Learn how to eat to get shredded for 2017. Get ripped fast with this cutting & shredding diet plan/ meal plan. Find out how you can be eating to lose weight and gain muscle 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ If you're looking for the perfect eating plan to get absolutely shredded then you found the right video because that's exactly what I'm going to show you how to do today. Before we start let's just clarify what I mean by shredded because that word can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. When I say shredded I mean getting your body fat percentage really low to the point where you can see very clear definition of your muscles, you'll see a lot of vascularity, and the majority of your subcontaneous fat which is the fat that sits between your skin and your muscles will be gone. The reason why I want to clarify what I mean by shredded is because the diet regiment that you'll have to follow to get your body fat percentage low enough to be considered shredded is a little different, mostly in how strict it is, from the regiment you would follow just to drop a couple pounds and to get leaner. Whether you want to drop a couple pounds or you want to get really lean for example to "shredded levels" you're going to have to create a calorie deficit. And certain things that have always been enforced as really important rules in the past for burning fat have been debunked today. For example you can get shredded with five to six small meals a day or you can have one to two larger meals per day. Meal frequency does not really play as drastic of an impact as we once thought it did. We've learned this through different diet approaches such as intermittent fasting and If It Fits your macros. Through these approaches we've also learned that to burn fat we don't have to eat clean Foods all the time. And this is where the major difference between dieting 4 General fat loss and dieting to get shredded come into play. When your dieting for General fat loss you will usually just have to make sure that you stay at your fat loss calorie range. Which means that if you eat a couple sloppy meals here and there as long as you're still in that range you should lose weight. However to get shredded you're going to have to eat cleaner to hit the proper macronutrient ratios and to maintain a great body composition. I recommend that you eat "clean" at least 90% of the time when you're really serious about dropping your body fat percentage really low and having that shredded tight look. The first thing you want to do is find out how many calories it's going to take to get you to start burning fat. This is usually done by reducing your maintenance calories by roughly 25%. Once you have this number it's not going to be enough to just focus on calories alone if you want to get shredded. 30 - 40% of these calories will have to be coming from protein. This is because protein requires a lot more energy to digest then other macronutrients which will cause an increase in the amount of calories you expend from digestion and protein is necessary to maintain muscle mass while cutting. The other 60 to 70% of your calories are going to be coming from fat and carbs. Depending on your body type you may have a higher or lower tolerance for carbs. for example if you're an ectomorph which means that you're naturally thin with skinny limbs, you can bring your carbs all the way up to 55% of your diet and still burn plenty of fat. On the other hand if you're an endomorph where you're naturally Broad and thick you should try to keep your carbs below 25%. Luckily I have a calorie calculator on my website that will calculate all of this for you for free. I'll include a link in description. Once you have your exact macros if you're trying to get shredded, like I said your gonna have to keep your diet clean for the most part to hit those macros. A couple great clean sources of protein are fish chicken breast turkey eggs especially egg whites, and protein powder. Some great sources of carbs are sweet potatoes baked potatoes brown rice quinoa oatmeal cream of wheat and grits. And some great sources of fat include coconut oil avocados egg yolks high fat fish like salmon and olive oil. These are just a couple sources and there are plenty of good macronutrient balanced sources that you could find. You want to eat these types of foods 90% of the time when you're trying to get absolutely shredded. That other 10% or less you can have a couple cheat Foods as long as it fits your Macros.
How to Lose Belly Fat Overnight While Sleeping | Best Way to Burn Fat While Asleep Fast
 
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🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Is it possible to burn fat while sleeping? Yes it is definitely possible to burn fat while you sleep and I have a couple tips that I'd like to give you that will help you burn more fat while sleeping however I don't want you to think that sleeping is going to be your fat burning solution because sleeping alone will definitely not be a major contributor to the fat loss process the tips that I provide will help increase the quality of your sleep and in turn will help increase the amount of fat that you burn while you sleep but make no mistake you're always going to be burning way more fat when you're awake. When you're awake your body has to work harder just to keep you awake not even to mention all the other ways you expend energy when your active. Even if you're just sitting there twiddling ur thumbs you're burning more calories than when you're asleep. With that being said if you get adequate sleep you'll be sleeping over 50 hours every week and we want to make every one of those hours count towards losing body fat. the first thing that you could do to ensure you're burning the maximum amount of calories while you're sleeping is get enough sleep. the most common recommendation is to get 8 hours of sleep however a lot of people have a tough time doing that. Either because of work or other responsibilities 8 hours of sleep every night of the week is unlikely. Some recommend that it's even better to get 9 hours of sleep but at minimum I would say you need to get at least 6. Do your best to shoot for the 8 hours of sleep as much as you can. There have been studies done that show when different groups of people are put on a weight loss program and one group gets very little sleep and the other group gets adequate sleep the group that did not get its sleep ended up losing the same exact amount of weight. However lost a lot more muscle mass. which means the group that got its sleep ended up losing more body fat. This could be attributed to a number of different factors including optimal hormone production from getting enough sleep also better more intense workouts from being well-rested and much better Muscle Recovery leading to increased muscle mass. this means that all the opposite is true from not getting enough sleep your muscles won't be recovering as much and you could even lose muscle mass your hormones will be out of whack especially if you're not getting enough sleep again and again and again. What will happen is that you're leptin levels will go down and your ghrelin levels will go up which will make you hungrier throughout the day. And the last thing that'll happen if you don't get enough sleep is your performance in the gym will suffer which will lead you to burning less fat during your workouts and again building less muscle. So just make sure you're trying to get an average of 8 hours of sleep per day. The next thing you can do to burn more fat while you sleep is have a high protein meal with some healthy fats right before bed. A lot of people will get hungry right before bed. Rather than telling you to ignore it and just go to sleep because usually this is easier said than done. My recommendation is to have either a high protein meal or a protein shake preferably made from a slow digesting protein like casein. And you can also combine it with some healthy fats. Not only will this fill up your stomach and take the edge off of your hunger but it will also help you build more muscle while you sleep and boost your metabolism while it digests. The fat will further slow digestion increasing the amount of calories you burn while you sleep. You can do this with fat and protein, but do not have carbohydrates right before bed when trying to burn fat while you sleep. Carbs are used for energy and are preferred by your body over fat, so if you give your body carbs right before bed your body can either use them or store them. But it definitely will not be using your fat stores for energy when given the choice between carbs and fats. When trying to burn fat, I recommend that you cut out carbohydrates five to six hours before bed. All carbohydrates except for green vegetables. This way your body will be a lot more inclined to break down and use body fat while you sleep rather than carbohydrates coming from your diet. The last things you can do to burn more fat while sleeping is sleep in total darkness and keep the temperature colder. Sleeping in total darkness has been shown to release the hormone melatonin, which can aid in the production of calorie-burning brown fat.
3 Secrets to Burn Stubborn Belly Fat Faster
 
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Learn how to burn stubborn body fat faster than ever before. If you're looking for a way to lose belly fat fast this video will help walk you through the process. Find out how to reduce and totally get rid of that last little bit of fat. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ In today's video we're going to be going over 3 secrets to burn stubborn fat faster. People have stubborn fat in all kinds of places but the most common spots are the belly the thighs the bat wings and the love handles. Even though stubborn fat is a little harder to get rid of you're going to be more than prepared to deal with all your stubborn fat after watching this video. First let me just clarify that we can't Target fat burn and no this is not one of the secrets because most people already know this. You can't choose a particular section or area of your body that you want to burn fat for and target it. So even though you might have stubborn belly fat there's no way to do certain exercises that will decrease just your belly fat. Fat loss happens across our whole body so while you're burning fat from your belly you're also give me burning fat from your toes hands your face and from your whole body. So when we're looking for a way to burn fat faster from a particular area we're really looking for a way to burn fat faster across our whole body in general. The first way that we're going to do this is by depleting our gas tank and keeping that gas tank really low. So your body has a gas tank and instead of running off of gas it runs off of glycogen. Most people think that glycogen only comes from carbs but the truth is that protein can also very easily be converted into glucose and stored away for later use. When your gas tank is full of glycogen your body will use the glycogen and spare your fat cells whenever it needs energy. Whether that be energy for going about your regular day or energy for completing your workout either way your body is going to prefer to use glucose. The only way that we're going to get access to the fat cells is after the glycogen stores have already been depleted. So if we can deplete the glycogen stores and keep them depleted we can speed up the fat loss process. So how do we deplete glycogen. Well one very simple way is by not consuming too much glycogen and again protein don't forget can be converted into glycogen so I'm not necessarily advocating a low-carb diet here because low-carb diets are not the only way to burn through your glycogen stores and start burning fat. You can do it a number of different ways but the key is to maintain a negative calorie balance in order to use all the stored glucose. You can even do a pure carb diet where you only have carbohydrates and still burn through all the glycogen just by maintaining a calorie deficit. I know this because I've done it myself before and I have a whole video about it. So first of all you can have to maintain a calorie deficit second of all you should incorporate some heavy weight training. There is no better way to burn glucose then through anaerobic training. Anaerobic training involves exercises that require you to use primarily glycogen rather than oxygen for energy. Almost all weight training as long as the weight is heavy enough will be considered anaerobic training and will help you deplete your glycogen stores faster. I recommended their minimum of 3 days a week of weight training but with 5 days a week you're going to burn through a lot more of that glucose so if your schedule allows try to do weight training more frequently. Remember once that glucose is out of the way that's when you have direct access to your fat stores that's actually why ketogenic diets work so well for fat loss, they actually switch your body's main source of fuel from glycogen over to ketones that come from fat. The second thing that you can do is fasting. This is another excellent way to decrease glucose in your body and empty out the gas tank but that's not the only reason why fasting is so good for fat loss. Insulin is your fat storage hormone. To make it really simple when your insulin levels are high it is virtually impossible to burn fat. When insulin and blood sugar levels are low glucagon is released to draw energy from your cells. So now instead of pudding glucose into your cells this will pull from your cells. Glucagon and insulin are opposites and you really only going to get one or the other. again to burn fat we want to try to keep our insulin levels low and insulin levels dont get much lower then where they'll be at when your fasting. The pont is that fasting is one of the fastest and the best ways to keep your insulin levels really low. Also when you fast usually it's a lot easier to maintain a calorie deficit throughout the day.
9 Popular Diet Tips - MAKING YOU FATTER! - Avoid These Food Myths & mistakes for losing weight Loss
 
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So many popular diet tips out there. Learn which food myths you should not follow. You can avoid a lot of these diet mistakes made both for losing weight & building muscle. In this video you'll find real diet tips to lose weight fast & the weight loss will be body fat. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Drink a lot of water, don't eat past 6, avoid carbohydrates, eat small meals, eat more frequently, eat a high protein diet, dont have carbs at night, raise your metabolism with spicy food, drink coffee, don't drink coffee, never skip breakfast, eat grapefruit, detox with apple cider vinegar, portion control, count calories, check if it fits your macros, use a food scale, eat fruits, don't eat fruits, allow yourself some dark chocolate, drink some wine, avoid the liquid calories, give up soda, drink ice cold water. There are so many diet tips in your face all the time it's so hard to know what's true and what's false. So in today's video I'm going to go over you the 5 diet tips that you should avoid and never do becuase some of these will actually make you fatter. Let's start with the very first one you never skip breakfast. You're told to never skip breakfast because breakfast is what "breaks the fast" and kick-starts your metabolism. The theory is that when you sleep your metabolism is in a slower state and in order to speed it up you have to have breakfast. Now its definitely true that your metabolism is in a slower since State when you sleep but as soon as you wake up you're going to start burning more calories just by being up and about. Skeptics still believe that you have to eat something to speed up your metabolism. Maybe this comes from the idea that digestion increases metabolism however the problem with this is that every time you digest your also taking calories in so even though you're burning calories digesting you're still taking in more than your burning. Some people also believe that breakfast helps stimulate your brain however it seems that skipping breakfast can help you avoid that midday crash and can help you avoid feeling lethargic all day. If you skip breakfast you're just going to be cutting some calories out of your diet and that's only going to help you burn more fat. Unless of course you're one of those people that will over eat later in the day because you skip breakfast. The bottom line is that breakfast is not mandatory. Studies back this up to. A study done in 2014 compared overweight adults that skipped breakfast and some that had breakfast. After 16 weeks there was no difference between the two groups. The next myth is that the only way to lose weight is to cut back on carbohydrates. The truth is that carbs come from all different sources and these different sources have different effects on your body. You can a hundred percent lose weight eating a complex carbohydrate diet. In fact Steve Reeves one of the original bodybuilders had a diet of close to 60% carbs and he was obviously in great shape. Carbs are not the enemy. Next we have the idea that eating after 6 or eating at night in general will make you fat. There is no time of the day where you're going to get fatter eating the same amount of calories that you would have eaten at a different time of the day. A lot of time people pig out at night which makes them fatter. I promise you you can go whole day without eating anything and just eat one big healthy meal at night and you'll lose weight. Watch out for the high calorie treats that you're having at night rather than restricting yourself from eating at night in general. Because again there are no special times of the day where your calories don't count and other times of the day where your calories count extra. This is a myth that is widespread and it's got to stop. The next myth is that fasting will make you lose muscle mass. This is funny because some studies suggest that intermittent fasting can actually help increase your muscle mass. It's also well known that fasting helps increase your testosterone. There was a study done in which participants ate the same amount of calories that they were used to except all in one big meal at night. These people actually lost body fat and had a modest increase in their muscle mass. Now I definitely believe it's going to be hard 4 a bodybuilder to eat enough food in one meal to increase muscle mass. they're probably going to have to eat more meals throughout the day to get in enough calories. However for most people that are just trying to gain some muscle fasting is a totally fine option. Another fasting myth is that your body will enter into a starvation mode and your metabolism will slow down. This is completely untrue. Your metabolism will slow down when you're in a calorie deficit no matter how many meals you eat.
How to Lose Weight without feeling HUNGRY while Intermittent Fasting eat less feel full diet craving
 
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Want to know how you can lose weight with an intermittent fasting plan and never get hungry. This video will show you how to diet without starving, and teach you how to eat less and feel full. ★ S U B S C R I B E: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0CRYvGlWGlsGxBNgvkUbAg ▼ DOWNLOAD my WEIGHT LOSS CHECKLIST" (FREE download) http://www.gravitytransformation.com/ 🔥WOMEN ONLY🔥 For a science backed program that works I recommend BiteSizedBody Lab, the #1 app & eCourse to tone you up and slim you down. https://www.bitesizedfitness.com/gravity.html Even though most people will try again and again to lose weight by eating less hunger will be a consistent roadblock throughout this whole process. This is a common problem shared by most people that are trying to start an intermittent fasting plan in which they have to spend a portion of the day not eating anything at all. Instead of focusing on forcing ourselves to eat less and creating an infinite battle between our will power and our bodies natural hunger signals what if there was a way to override these signals? Well in today's video I'm going to give you my top tips to lower your hunger in order to make losing weight not feel so difficult. First let's start with the basic fact that when we're trying to burn fat and lose weight we're going to have to consume less food then what we normally would consume to maintain our weight. Your body has no idea that you're trying to lose weight and when youre body experiences a caloric deficit it'll take steps to make sure that you don't starve to death. One of these very first steps is to increase your appetite and hunger. There is no such thing as burning fat without feeling at least a little bit of hunger. This is something that you must understand. When you're trying to put on muscle chances are very high that you're going to have to eat enough food to feel stuffed. This is the opposite of hunger. It's the same thing in Reverse when you're trying to burn body fat, when you're trying to get your body to use its own stored fat for energy instead of using calories coming from your diet for energy you're going to feel hungry no matter what anybody else tells you. This is because your body does not want to use stored body fat for energy. That stored fat, is there for an emergency situation. And when you cut back on calories coming in from your diet your body thinks that it's an emergency and certain hormonal changes will cause an increase in hunger. So you have to expect at least a little bit of hunger when you're trying to burn fat but there are ways to lower the hunger response and make it more manageable. There are two hormones that are primarily responsible for this hunger response. Leptin and ghrelin. Leptin signals to your body that you're full and when enough leptin is released you won't be feeling very hungry at all. While ghrelin will signal the opposite, ghrelin is your hunger hormone. These hormones are released at certain times of the day usually based on your regular eating schedule. They are adaptive so if you're used to eating 6 meals a day and you miss just one meal you may experience hunger due to the schedule that your body has set to release these hormones. So going from eating 6 meals a day to fasting for a large portion of the day can increase your hunger a lot. To clearly see this all we have to do is look at dogs. No matter what at 8 o'clock at night on the DOT my dog will come up to me and start begging me for food. It's not like she has a watch that signals oh its 8 o'clock it's time to eat. It's just her regular feeding schedule. The good news is that your body adapts to new feeding schedules. The bad news is that when you first go on a fasting plan it's going to take some time to naturally lower your hunger response. So you have to expect this when you start an intermittent fasting plan and understand that it'll become easier with time. Your body has an internal feeding clock and the best way to change that clock is by taking small steps. Don't try to start intermittent fasting with a protocol like The Warrior Diet in which you eat only once a day. Small baby steps are best. First try to eat breakfast a little later. Next try to eliminate breakfast altogether. Next try to eat lunch a little later. And then try to eliminate lunch all together if you want to create a longer fasting window. Eventually you can get to eating one meal a day without feeling like you're starving to death. So that's the main thing you have to know.. you have to know that you have an internal feeding clock. There are other ways to lower your hunger as well. For example it's a very common known fact that having some coffee first thing in the morning can help lower your appetite. But some people don't like having coffee on an empty stomach. Luckily there are also other ways to decrease hunger.
6 Foods You Should Avoid To Lose Weight
 
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These are 6 foods you need to avoid to lose weight. These are not necessarily things you should never eat again, but if you're looking to lose body fat you want to stay away from these. Learn what to eat to get six pack abs 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Are you trying to lose weight? You’re working out, you’re counting calories, but still, you’re not getting any results? It might be because you’re eating these 6 foods that keep you from shedding those extra pounds. In this video, I’ll show you exactly what foods you must stop eating to lose weight permanently… and which foods to replace them with. You’ve probably heard that the one thing that truly matters for weight loss and weight gain is calories in, calories out. If you burn more calories than you eat, you should lose weight, right? True, however, if you only eat donuts and cake, will you get the protein, healthy fats, vitamins and minerals you need for a lean, healthy body? You won’t - and that’s why a proper diet is so important. A calorie is not a calorie - some food are simply better for you than others. A 100 grams of fructose won’t have the same impact on the body as 100 grams of quality protein. The fructose will lead to insulin resistance, higher ghrelin levels and increased appetite, The protein will give you a feeling of fullness which will prevent overeating, not to mention that it will help you build muscle. Now that you know that calories aren’t all that matters, let’s take a look at the 7 foods you should drop if you want to lose fat. 1. Sugar With a nickname like “white death”, it’s no surprise sugar is at the top of this list. Sugar is nothing more than empty calories. It has no nutritional value, no vitamins and no minerals. It spikes your blood glucose and in the long term leads to metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular disease and especially type II diabetes. You can even get addicted to it and suffer withdrawal symptoms because sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain. Not to mention that it is extremely bad for you teeth. So what can you when you get the sweet tooth? Raw honey is a great substitute that won’t spike your insulin and actually has a ton of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. 2. Refined grains Pasta, bread, and pizza are delicious. However, most of them are made out of refined grains. Refined grains are high on the glycemic index and can spike your blood sugar levels, leading to weight gain and type II diabetes. One study found that eating just two slices of white bread per day was linked to a 40% greater risk of weight gain and obesity (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25335643/). In the process of refinement, the bran and germ of the grain are removed, along with most of the nutrients. But don’t worry, you can still eat grains - just make sure they’re whole. 3. All sodas and sugary drinks, diet or not What goes for sugar goes for sugary drinks as well. If sugar is just empty calories, then sugary drinks are liquid calories. The problem with these is that we don’t really detect them. You can drink a whole meal’s worth of calories and still be hungry. A single bottle of Coca-Cola “only” has 184 calories, but even if you just have one or two a day, they add up quickly. The best solution is to simply cut them out completely and drink water. 4. Alcohol Alcohol has more calories per gram than carbs or protein - 7. That means it is easy to go over your week’s calories on a Friday night out. But it’s not just the calories. Alcohol is a poison to the body. When you drink it, the liver burns alcohol instead of fat - stopping your fat burning for several hours. For example, a regular beer has 150 calories. A few of those, and some fast food at the end of the night can quickly come out to over 1000 in calories. If you want to drink, do it in moderation. 5. Salt Unlike most of this list, salt is the one thing you shouldn’t give up on. The two minerals found in it - sodium and chloride - are both necessary for optimal function of the body. Going too low leads to higher LDL levels, increased insulin resistance, increased risk of death from heart disease, heart failure and type II diabetes. However, too much salt has been linked to stomach cancer. In fact, people with high salt intake have a 68% higher risk of stomach cancer. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22296873) Over 90% of Americans eat too much salt (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22854410/). But most of that comes from processed foods, which we know are bad. If you stop eating processed foods most of the time, you don’t need to worry about salt too much. Trans fat Eating fat doesn’t make you fat and not all fats are bad for you. However, trans fats should definitely be avoided. Short for trans fatty acids
KETOGENIC DIET Meal Plan 🥑 FULL DAY OF EATING for Beginners ➟ Keto Cutting & Shredding Recipes Prep
 
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Customize your Own Ketogenic Diet Meal Plan. Setup your own KETO SHREDDING DIET to stay in ketosis and cut fat fast. Full day of eating with great step by step recipes for beginners explained: 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ What is the ketogenic diet? Today I'm going to give you a complete meal by meal guide for burning fat on the ketogenic diet including exactly what to eat and how much of it to eat for your particular body...Don't worry you're not going to have to eat 6 small meals a day, only breakfast lunch and dinner because i'm sure you're busy. Ill show you step by step what to eat for you to be able to start shedding pounds of fat today with no additional information necessary. So...lets get in the kitchen, and see the ingredients and calories below My diet was based on me weighing about 210lbs. Which gave me 2,230 calories to work with. For a Keto cutting diet this comes out to 173G of fat 139G of protein and 28G of carbs. ===Calculate your individual macros at: https://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Breakfast: 4 Whole Eggs - 16g of fat | 24g of protein 1 Large Avocado - 21g of fat | 3g of protein | 12g of carbs 4 Slices of Bacon - 13g of fat | 12g of protein 1 First of Spinach **Total Macros for Breakfast: 50g of Fat | 39g of Protein | 12g of Carbs Lunch: 6oz of Ground Beef 80/20 - 34g of fat | 30g of protein 2 Slices of Cheddar Cheese - 18g of fat | 14g of protein 1 Tbsp Olive Oil - 14g of fat 3 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese - 4g of fat | 6g of protein 1 Slice of Tomato and Red Onion 1 Fist of Asparagus 2 Portabella Mushroom Caps **Total Macros for Lunch: 66g of Fat | 48g of Protein Dinner: 6 Chicken Wings - 36g of fat | 48g of protein 1/2 Head of Cauliflower - 1g of fat | 5g of protein | 15g of carbs 1.5 Tbsp of Grassfed Butter - 18g of fat **Total Macros for Dinner: 55g of Fat | 53g of Protein | 15g of Carbs If you follow the same steps I did you'll be able to make your own Keto diet plan from scratch. If you enjoyed this video and you feel like it helped you out please hit that Thumbs Up Button And subscribe to this channel it helps motivate me to make videos like this and that ultimately helps more people. Also if you want a done for you diet plan in which you don't have to track calories head on over to our website gravitytransformation.com and try the fat loss kickstarter. we'll give you a meal plan that's customized based on your weight and your goals and this format has been the same structure used on my clients in my two gyms here in New Jersey and they're losing 20lbs or 5% body fat in just 6 weeks. If you want to check that out again visit gravitytransformation.com. see you guys soon.
10 Exercises Every Man Should Do (ATTRACT WOMEN)
 
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Learn the 10 exercises that every man should to to increase attraction. These exercises are great for getting that v shaped body. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ What's up everyone in today's video I want to go over 10 exercises that every man should be doing. There's a certain look that we can define as more of an attribute of a masculine looking body just like there are certain looks and traits that we can define for a feminine looking body. With women one of the most attractive shapes to men is the Hourglass shape. And thats According to a study conducted by dr. Dixon from Victoria University, he said that men rated images with an hourglass shape and a small waist as most attractive. The other way aroynd with women rating men it appears a strong muscular upper body in the shape of a v seems to be more attractive. This is according to a new study from Griffith University in Queensland. Now before I get into these exercises that will help you build a more attractive body as a man I'd like to issue a disclaimer because this is not one of those channels where I'm going to tell you that by getting a six pack you're going to have girls flocking all over you that's just not how it works. Please understand that to be an attractive man you can't just rely on how you look. But we all know that first impressions can definitely help so let's start with the very first exercise that you should be doing and that's the lat pulldown. Why am I big fan of the lat pulldown well because part of getting that V shape is to have a wider upper body then your waist. A huge portion of your width stems from your back. The lat pulldown is an excellent exercise to work your lats your back the back of your shoulders and your biceps. Make sure when you're doing the lat pulldown for width you go wider with your grip on the bar. Also make sure that when you come down you flare your elbows out that'll put more pressure on the lats and move you towards that v-shape appearance. The next exercise you want to make sure you're doing as a guy are squats. Part of having an aesthetic looking figure is maintaining proper proportions. If you have a huge upper body even if it's in the shape of a v but your lower body makes you look like you're about to topple over it's not going to look very good at all. On top of that squats are going to work your whole body especially your core in a way that most exercises can't. It helps you train your transverse abdominis which is the Deep layer abdominal muscle fiber that helps pull your stomach in and gives you that flat stomach look. It's also no secret that girls just like guys prefer fuller butts rather than flatter butts. So when you do your squats make sure you go nice and low and you sit back in order to really incorporate your glutes and thighs into the movement. The next exercise you want to make sure you're doing for building an ideal male physique is some form of bench pressing dumbell pressing or pushing movement. The reason why I say bench pressing or pushing movement is because it's very hard to work your chest muscles effectively any other way. The chest is a lagging muscle group for many guys and unfortunately most functional exercises fail to incorporate horizontal abduction. Which is when you bring your hands together from far away like a chest fly. Horizontal abduction is required to build up your chest and once again you want to maintain portions you don't want to have huge arms and a tiny chest. Make sure at least once a week you're dedicating sometime to getting some pressing movements into your routine. The good news is that while you're doing the presses you'll not only be working your chest but you also be working your shoulders and your triceps as well. Shoulders especially the middle head of your shoulder is another muscle that's important for giving you that wider upper body appearance. That's why you want to make sure that you incorporate the fourth exercise which is overhead presses whether it be military presses or dumbbell presses they're going to help grow your shoulders giving you that wider V tappered appearance. A lot of people do make mistakes of not going low enough when they do a military shoulder press that I want to make sure you guys watching this video don't make so you can have the maximum results for your shoulders. When you come down for a military press or a dumbbell press you don't want to stop at eye level or your level you want to come down under your chin. If you're only going to eye level or ear level you're working a lot more triceps rather than the shoulders that you're intending to work. Next up are Pull-Ups and if you can do pull ups without assistance it can be a far more effective exercise than even the lat pulldown for widening out.
This Surprising Test Reveals Your True Body Type
 
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Take this body type and shape quiz to find out a surprising result. Finally learn exactly what your body type is. Have you heard of the word somatotype, ectomoprh, endomoprh, or mesomorph? Well today I will go over this in depth. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ By the end of today's video you're going to know exactly what to do to get the best results for your particular body. Whether your goal is to lose weight tone up or build muscle this simple task will really help you get a better understanding of where your body is at right now and how to move towards your desired body type. There are those that claim that there are no body types and that everything is measured by hard work at the gym and in the kitchen and having been a trainer for over 10 years I can tell you and that's complete nonsense. And this is proven by science it is true that nobody should be obese however everybody does have their own weight set point people store fat in different places some people store more fat in their stomach area, other people store it more in their thighs, in the chest, and we also have different shapes to our muscle bellies, different lengths different thicknesses, different lagging muscle groups. The point is people really do come in all different shapes and sizes again this doesn't mean that you should be obese but it does mean that we can identify the shape or size that you're at by certain characteristics and apply certain training principles that have proven over time to work to move you towards your desired body shape. Okay so let's start with the test the way that this test works is I'm going to ask you a series of questions and your going to answer a b or c and either write down your answer or remember it because the letter that you answer with most often will help you identify what your body type is by the end of this test. Its a simple test and I'm sure you'll be surprised with the results. First question, do fitted jeans generally feel a. snug, but not too tight around your butt b. loose around your butt or c. tight around your butt. Pick the description that best fits your body Second question, if you wrap your hand around your wrist does your middle finger and your thumb a. just barely touch b. overlap or c. they don't touch. Next question would you characterize yourself as having a. a natural v shaped body b. a naturally very lean skinny long frame, or c. a naturally wide heavy frame. The fourth question requires a measuring tape so if you want to come back to it and leave it blank you can, but I highly recommend you do this one because it's very accurate. Is your chest measurement a. between 37 and 44 inches b. under 37 inches or c. greater than 44 inches? When you get to a measuring tape seriously do this one. The fifth question is how would you rate your metabolism a. fast, but you don't have a problem building muscle, b. so fast that it makes it difficult to put on muscle, or c. slow. Next question In relation to gaining weight its a. easy to gain muscle, but you don't typically gain too much fat. You may even see some ab definition while bukling b. you have trouble gaining muscle and gaining fat, in fact if you finally do gain a couple pounds your body fights to return you to your normal weight or are you more of a c. where its easy for you to put on muscle, but its also very easy for you to store fat especially around your midsection and lovehandles. Question number seven does your upper body resemble an a. upside down triangle, b. a rectangle that's vertically long and horizontally narrow or c. a square or round shape.two more questions. do you have an a. narrow rib cage thinner than your wider collar bones b. a narrow rib cage as narrow as your narrow collar bones and your narrow hips or c. a thick blocky rib cage as thick as your collar bones and your thick hips. And last question which body type do you look like in the mirror. a.b.or cIf you've answered a. to the majority of the questions you are at the mesomorph stage right now meaning you have a v-taper appearance. If you answered b to the majority of the questions then you are an ectomorph with more of a narrow lanky body, and if you answered c then you are an endomorph with wider thicker body. Now before I go any further I want to say that you are not stuck in your body type. That kind of thinking leads to people giving up and not working as hard at making the necessary changes to change your body type. And then it becomes a self fufilling prophecy. I don't care if you're the hardest gainer in the world, you can eat enough and drink enough soda if that's what it takes to spike your insulin to have you gain some weight. You may always struggle with building more muscle mass, but with enough work ethic and enough food you can achieve a mesomorph looking body. If you're an ectomorph focus on eating a diet high in protein and carbs.
How to Lean Bulk (Step by Step Guide) | Clean Bulking Diet & Meal Plan | Bulk Without Getting Fatter
 
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This is a complete lean bulking step by step guide. If you want to learn how to lean bulk or how to set up a clean bulking diet and meal plan check out this video. You'll finally learn how to bulk without getting fatter or at least minimizing it. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Is it possible to build massive muscles without gaining much fat, so you can look bulky and shredded at the same time? Yes it totally is and today I'm gonna show you exactly how to do a lean bulk with this step by step guide. I spent a lot of time doing both clean bulks and dirty bulks and I could say for sure that the results produced by each of these methods are completely different. With a dirty bulk you're obviously going to have the advantage of enjoying yourself a lot more during the bulking process. You can get away with foods like candy ice cream chips To the point where it may not even feel like your dieting at all. But with a lean bulk you're going to know that you're dieting. Even though you'll be feeling full you're going to be sticking to good high quality sources of food. The type of food that most people would associate with dieting. So where do we start. Well first of all we got to pick our goal. I know a lot of people are telling you that you can build muscle and burn fat at the exact same time and even though this sounds very appealing its simply not true if you've already gone through that beginner stage of lifting weights. After what we call the Neubie gains phase...after that passes you're going to have to pick a goal and actually stick to it. When we do a lean bulk our main goal has to be to bulk, the goal is to put on muscle and the secondary goal is to limit the amount of fat that you gain throughout that whole process. This is kind of comparable to having a main goal of cutting while trying to minimize muscle loss as much as possible during your cut. It's very important to set our primary goal and think of it in this way because when you're bulking you will always put on at least a little bit of body fat I don't care what anyone else is telling you a proper bulk requires a calorie Surplus and a calorie Surplus will make you gain some body fat. The point is to minimize the amount of fat gained. That is what I would define as a successful lean bulk. To find out exactly how many calories you can use my free macro calculator on gravity transformation.com. or an even easier way to do it would be to multiply your weight by 15. If your goal is just to bulk and you don't really care about gaining fat then you can multiply your weight by 18. You would also be better off multiplying your weight by 18 if you're a hardgainer. But multiplying by 15 is a really great starting point for a lean bulk for most people. Whether you simply multiply your weight by 15 or use lets say the most Advanced calorie calculator in the whole world the number you get is still not going to be 100% accurate this is merely a starting point. You're going to have to adjust that number based on how your body responds. If you notice that you're gaining a lot if fat, then your Surplus number is probably a little too high. If you're staying too lean and I can't even if mass then you could probably raise that number higher. Unfortunately there's no way to find out for sure without a little bit of trial and error to treat the number that you get as your starting point. During a lean bulk you're going to stick to mostly single-ingredient real Foods. Now even though you could bulk with a If It Fits your Macros type of strategy. Every time that I've done If It Fits your Macros to bulk and I've eaten some sloppy cheat Foods but made them fit my macros, I've gotten worse results than what i would get when I would actually keep my diet clean while still maintaining a high amount of calories. So the best foods to do a lean bulk with are protein sources like eggs especially egg whites, chicken breast, ground turkey, shrimp, and all Whitefish. If you're a vegetarian you can go for sources like seitan, black bean, and mung bean pasta, spirulina, and nutritional yeast. For carbs stick to low glycemic sources like brown rice, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, grits, Ezekiel bread, quinoa, buckwheat, couscous, beans, legumes, and barley. And then for fat stick to good sources like olive oil, fish oil, avocados, and other good sources of fat. To bulk I recommend that you stick to a diet moderately high in protein moderately high in carbs and moderately low in fat. For protein just to keep it simple we're going to keep it one gram of protein per pound of body weight but you can drop lower for example three-quarters of a gram of protein per pound of body weight while bulking should work fine. For fat a simple way to figure it out is to multiply your weight by .3.
Dumbbells Vs Barbells (DON'T MESS THIS UP!!!)
 
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Which is best dumbbells or barbells? Are dumbbells good for weight loss and for muscle gain? Find out which one is best for mass, strength, size, and fat loss. 🔥 FREE 6 Week Challenge: https://gravitytransformation.com Fat Loss Calculator: http://gravitytransformation.com/macro-calculator/ Dumbbells versus Barbells. Which is better for gaining muscle, how about for burning fat? Both dumbbells and barbells have been around for a long time and both are irreplaceable pieces of equipment. But is one better than the other? Let's compare the pros and cons starting withing barbells. With a barbell you get two use both arms on one bar allowing you to lift a lot heavier of weight. Stabilization is typically made easier with barbell exercises, so not as much effort has to be dedicated to stabilizing the bar, and more effort can be directed to lift a heavier load. Another huge advantage of a barbell is you can rest it places where you could never rest dumbbells. For example with a barbell squat you can rest the weight on your upper traps allowing you to do much more weight then a weighted dumbbell squat. Actually with a weighted dumbbell squat you probably would exhaust your grip strength before you came anywhere close to exhausting your leg strength. Barbells are also much more efficient for people looking to develop explosive power with exercises like clean and presses, power cleans, and deadlifts. Barbells are also believed to help build more mass with exercises like barbell bicep curls over dumbbell bicep curls. This is probably due to the fact that you can grab more weight when using two arms with a barbell bicep curl. So it seems for sure that for strength and power barbells win, but what exactly do dumbbells bring to the table? Well dumbbells are far better than barbells at training your stabilizer muscles and improving your coordination. In many exercises dumbbells are better for getting more muscles or more parts of the muscle also known as muscle fibers and motor units, dumbbells are good at getting more of those involved in the movement. For example with a dumbbell chest press you can hit parts of your chest that you couldn't hit with a barbell because the weight load on the barbell is connected by the bar. You have a lot more resistance on horizontal abduction and adduction going on with dumbbells which again just means your recruiting certain motor units and muscle fibers that you're not recruiting with a regular barbell press. With a barbell press you will be able to hit your triceps a lot more and a dumbbell press will incorporate biceps for stabilization and less triceps. Another huge advantage of dumbbells is that you can concentrate on one side and you can work each side individually. This is especially great for beginners with lagging muscle groups or with muscle strength imbalances. For example if your right bicep is significantly stronger then your left bicep dumbbells give you the chance to correct that strength imbalance. There are also certain exercises that allow you to hit your muscles from a different angle that can only be done with dumbbells. For example the angle you get from a dumbbell concentration curl is gonna be pretty difficult to match with a barbell. The other big advantage of using dumbbells over a barbell is that they are a lot safer. I've given out with both dumbbell and barbell chest press and let me tell you from experience it's much safer and easier to just drop the dumbbells down to the ground rather than roll a barbell down your chest and ribs. When it comes to really heavy weight both barbells and dumbbells can lead to an injury so make sure you have a spotter..............actually...... speaking of injuries dumbbells are usually the safer bet when you have joint problems because they allow a free-er range of motion than the barbell. Allowing your joints to travel along their most natural path during open chain exercises like presses and rows. I've had a lot of clients that couldn't bench because their shoulders would hurt but when we switched it to dumbbell presses they were fine. I've also had other clients with mobility issues that couldn't grab a barbell behind their neck due to poor shoulder flexibility.....more specifically the rotator cuff. And even though the goal with these people is to get them to eventually have more flexibility in their shoulders it's really good to have dumbbells available for those people with the lack of range of motion in their joints. Even though dumbbells are very helpful for people that lack range of motion, one last major advantage of dumbbells over the barbell is that they can provide a greater range of motion for certain exercises. A greater range of motion makes the exercise more effective on the muscle being targeted. I'm going to use a dumbbell chest press versus Barbell chest press as an example again.