Posts Tagged ‘Weight Loss’
Let’s give a shout out to our military for Veterans Day and to the Air National Guard for their continued tremendous efforts on Super Storm Sandy. In 2009 to pass the ANG Fitness Test Men were required to perform a minimum 45 push ups, 50 sit ups and run 1.5 miles in 11 minutes and 57 seconds. How do you think you would do? Athletes who train the FlexFit way train based upon their strengths. In other words if you are strong and an average runner, you would go all out in a run first as that would require your most energy. If your run was slower no matter how fatigued you are recover for 30 seconds and you can bust out 45 push ups and 50 sit ups in under one minute. This also means with the rest you better be just under a 7 minute mile. On the other hand if you are fast but struggle with with the push ups and sit ups do those first while you are fresh. When you are completed you know exactly how fast you need to complete the 1.5 mile run. Play to your strengths and hide your weaknesses if you are in competition. Work on your weaknesses when it doesn’t count because eventually it will.
Who wants to be thin?
I had a life insurance exam and after answering all of the pertinent questions I thought ok I am in pretty good health. A few days later I received a phone call that as expected my health history was good and I was being offered a discount. The agent said the only issue was my weight. I asked “what do you mean.” She replied that I was overweight based upon my height. I asked her define overweight? My question to you today is how do you define being the “correct” weight? Who wants to be thin?
I explained that I was a health and fitness expert and that for my age my body fat was 5 % less than the number for excellence for my age and not only that but it was in the good range for someone 20 younger than me. I’m sorry but these are the parameters and there is nothing she or I could do. I decided not to accept the policy.
The truth about being thin.
Ironically an athletic event requiring me to be able to pull my body weight through the air and over obstacles came up and I dropped weight to see if I could improve on strength and muscular endurance. I dropped about 20 lbs. I wasn’t shocked by what happened I did lose strength, but also lost muscular endurance strength. most shocking; however, at 20 lbs down my body fat went up 3%. In my program I call that a SKIFA or skinny fat. Muscle loss-weight loss but the volume of fat staying the same yields an increase in body fat percentage. It is more important for your health to be lean. Have you changed your opinion yet since the opening question? So who wants to be thin?
The FlexBuilding Total Wellness blog is dedicated to all things natural. It is my goal to educate as many people as possible about natural health, peak performance, optimal wellness, and how to establish a better mind-body connection. Some of the concepts will originate from my own materials. On some other concepts I will offer my opinions as to the benefit and value of other natural health approaches. Topics will include everything from my full range of motion stretching with full range of motion resistance workout rehabilitation called FlexBuilding, to other options such as weight lifting, weight loss, neurofeedback training, and how the brain can be reprogrammed in cases of neurological disregulation syndromes.
It is also the intent of this blog to offer safe alternatives for highly ineffective, overutilized medical procedures and medication. It is my genuine interest to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of all types of health care, medical or otherwise, and offer opinions so readers can make well thought-out , educated decisions in their own health care.
Many of you have heard the saying, “Nothing or no one is all good or all bad.” The same holds true with professions and businesses. It is our job as health care consumers to take in as much information as possible and formulate our own best strategy. After all, this is the information age.
I look forward to sharing with you.