Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 2

If you have not seen part 1 take a moment to review it here:   http://www.fitmetrix.io/blog/2015/10/20/solving-the-weight-loss-puzzle-part-1/  So what is the key to weight loss anyway?     Although there is a lot of press out there stating that "Calories do not count" and "just focus on eating healthy" the fact is that regulation of bodyweight and bodyfat (two different things!) is primarly controlled by the balance of energy you take in from food and beverages (calories) and the energy you use to maintain all your cells and fuel all movement.    So why are people (some very bright researchers as well) saying that calories don't count? First because a lot of research that is quoted…
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Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 1

Have you tried to lose weight and failed? If so, you are not alone. 95% of the people who try to lose weight fail to reach their goal, and even less are actually able to maintain their weight loss once they achieve their goal. Obesity and the associated disease diabetes are increasing exponentially in the America despite the many published health warnings about the health risks associated with being overweight. Why are people unable to lose weight? People are hopelessly confused about the factors controlling bodyweight regulation. This is not surprising when you understand that every single program, book, and guideline developed by various diet “experts”, including our own government,…
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The Peak 8 Workout for Maximum Results in Minimum Time

The Peak 8 aka Sprint 8 protocol is a simple exercise protocol that has been researched and proven to produce outstanding results for people of all ages and fitness levels.      All you need is a piece of cardiovascular exercise equipment such as a stationary bike, stair climber, treadmill, rower, or elliptical trainer.       You can also using running sprints done on a track or outside or cycling intervals if you are a cyclist or swimming intervals in a pool if you enjoy swimming.     The protocol works as follows: Choose a piece of equipment or activity Do a 5 to 10 minute warm-up starting out at 50 - 60% effort and ramping…
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All About Zumba

Zumba is a form of exercise that began growing in popularity several years ago. It is a variation of moves done in the form of dance to upbeat music. The steps to each song are varied to focus on targeting different muscles in the body. It is also repetitive so that the average person can easily catch on. However, with large popularity and praise skeptics come about. Some people question if Zumba really is the calorie burner the masses have heard it to be. The intensity of each class will vary. In all fairness, not every class will be exactly the same, nor will the workout and as a result…
Read More

The Time Crunch Workout

This workout is simple and produces results with a very minimal time commitment.    Done 3 times per week it can really get you moving in the right direction fast.  There are many different variations on the workout that can be created. Play with the workout and put your favorite exercises into it. Here are the steps to the workout: Warm Up – do 2-minutes of your favorite cardio exercise starting at 60% effort and ramping up to 80% at the end of the second minute. Then go to the first exercise in the workout. The Exercises – The workout consists of a cardio exercise combined with two resistance training exercises.…
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How to Manage the Work/Rest Ratio in HIIT Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT training is all the rage and there are many different HIIT training protocols circulating, but to produce the best results it is important to understand how to manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio.      The Work/Rest Ratio is the ratio of time spent working in the high intensity interval to the time spent in the recovery interval and there is no one ideal Work/Rest Ratio and in fact there are three different methods you can use to design interval training programs based on how you manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio. Fixed Work, Fixed Recovery This is the most common method and often used for group training because it…
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Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 2

If you have not seen part 1 take a moment to review it here:   http://www.fitmetrix.io/blog/2015/10/20/solving-the-weight-loss-puzzle-part-1/  So what is the key to weight loss anyway?     Although there is a lot of press out there stating that "Calories do not count" and "just focus on eating healthy" the fact is that regulation of bodyweight and bodyfat (two different things!) is primarly controlled by the balance of energy you take in from food and beverages (calories) and the energy you use to maintain all your cells and fuel all movement.    So why are people (some very bright researchers as well) saying that calories don't count? First because a lot of research that is quoted…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 1

Have you tried to lose weight and failed? If so, you are not alone. 95% of the people who try to lose weight fail to reach their goal, and even less are actually able to maintain their weight loss once they achieve their goal. Obesity and the associated disease diabetes are increasing exponentially in the America despite the many published health warnings about the health risks associated with being overweight. Why are people unable to lose weight? People are hopelessly confused about the factors controlling bodyweight regulation. This is not surprising when you understand that every single program, book, and guideline developed by various diet “experts”, including our own government,…
Read More

The Peak 8 Workout for Maximum Results in Minimum Time

The Peak 8 aka Sprint 8 protocol is a simple exercise protocol that has been researched and proven to produce outstanding results for people of all ages and fitness levels.      All you need is a piece of cardiovascular exercise equipment such as a stationary bike, stair climber, treadmill, rower, or elliptical trainer.       You can also using running sprints done on a track or outside or cycling intervals if you are a cyclist or swimming intervals in a pool if you enjoy swimming.     The protocol works as follows: Choose a piece of equipment or activity Do a 5 to 10 minute warm-up starting out at 50 - 60% effort and ramping…
Read More

All About Zumba

Zumba is a form of exercise that began growing in popularity several years ago. It is a variation of moves done in the form of dance to upbeat music. The steps to each song are varied to focus on targeting different muscles in the body. It is also repetitive so that the average person can easily catch on. However, with large popularity and praise skeptics come about. Some people question if Zumba really is the calorie burner the masses have heard it to be. The intensity of each class will vary. In all fairness, not every class will be exactly the same, nor will the workout and as a result…
Read More

The Time Crunch Workout

This workout is simple and produces results with a very minimal time commitment.    Done 3 times per week it can really get you moving in the right direction fast.  There are many different variations on the workout that can be created. Play with the workout and put your favorite exercises into it. Here are the steps to the workout: Warm Up – do 2-minutes of your favorite cardio exercise starting at 60% effort and ramping up to 80% at the end of the second minute. Then go to the first exercise in the workout. The Exercises – The workout consists of a cardio exercise combined with two resistance training exercises.…
Read More

How to Manage the Work/Rest Ratio in HIIT Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT training is all the rage and there are many different HIIT training protocols circulating, but to produce the best results it is important to understand how to manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio.      The Work/Rest Ratio is the ratio of time spent working in the high intensity interval to the time spent in the recovery interval and there is no one ideal Work/Rest Ratio and in fact there are three different methods you can use to design interval training programs based on how you manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio. Fixed Work, Fixed Recovery This is the most common method and often used for group training because it…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 2

If you have not seen part 1 take a moment to review it here:   http://www.fitmetrix.io/blog/2015/10/20/solving-the-weight-loss-puzzle-part-1/  So what is the key to weight loss anyway?     Although there is a lot of press out there stating that "Calories do not count" and "just focus on eating healthy" the fact is that regulation of bodyweight and bodyfat (two different things!) is primarly controlled by the balance of energy you take in from food and beverages (calories) and the energy you use to maintain all your cells and fuel all movement.    So why are people (some very bright researchers as well) saying that calories don't count? First because a lot of research that is quoted…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 1

Have you tried to lose weight and failed? If so, you are not alone. 95% of the people who try to lose weight fail to reach their goal, and even less are actually able to maintain their weight loss once they achieve their goal. Obesity and the associated disease diabetes are increasing exponentially in the America despite the many published health warnings about the health risks associated with being overweight. Why are people unable to lose weight? People are hopelessly confused about the factors controlling bodyweight regulation. This is not surprising when you understand that every single program, book, and guideline developed by various diet “experts”, including our own government,…
Read More

The Peak 8 Workout for Maximum Results in Minimum Time

The Peak 8 aka Sprint 8 protocol is a simple exercise protocol that has been researched and proven to produce outstanding results for people of all ages and fitness levels.      All you need is a piece of cardiovascular exercise equipment such as a stationary bike, stair climber, treadmill, rower, or elliptical trainer.       You can also using running sprints done on a track or outside or cycling intervals if you are a cyclist or swimming intervals in a pool if you enjoy swimming.     The protocol works as follows: Choose a piece of equipment or activity Do a 5 to 10 minute warm-up starting out at 50 - 60% effort and ramping…
Read More

All About Zumba

Zumba is a form of exercise that began growing in popularity several years ago. It is a variation of moves done in the form of dance to upbeat music. The steps to each song are varied to focus on targeting different muscles in the body. It is also repetitive so that the average person can easily catch on. However, with large popularity and praise skeptics come about. Some people question if Zumba really is the calorie burner the masses have heard it to be. The intensity of each class will vary. In all fairness, not every class will be exactly the same, nor will the workout and as a result…
Read More

The Time Crunch Workout

This workout is simple and produces results with a very minimal time commitment.    Done 3 times per week it can really get you moving in the right direction fast.  There are many different variations on the workout that can be created. Play with the workout and put your favorite exercises into it. Here are the steps to the workout: Warm Up – do 2-minutes of your favorite cardio exercise starting at 60% effort and ramping up to 80% at the end of the second minute. Then go to the first exercise in the workout. The Exercises – The workout consists of a cardio exercise combined with two resistance training exercises.…
Read More

How to Manage the Work/Rest Ratio in HIIT Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT training is all the rage and there are many different HIIT training protocols circulating, but to produce the best results it is important to understand how to manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio.      The Work/Rest Ratio is the ratio of time spent working in the high intensity interval to the time spent in the recovery interval and there is no one ideal Work/Rest Ratio and in fact there are three different methods you can use to design interval training programs based on how you manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio. Fixed Work, Fixed Recovery This is the most common method and often used for group training because it…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 2

If you have not seen part 1 take a moment to review it here:   http://www.fitmetrix.io/blog/2015/10/20/solving-the-weight-loss-puzzle-part-1/  So what is the key to weight loss anyway?     Although there is a lot of press out there stating that "Calories do not count" and "just focus on eating healthy" the fact is that regulation of bodyweight and bodyfat (two different things!) is primarly controlled by the balance of energy you take in from food and beverages (calories) and the energy you use to maintain all your cells and fuel all movement.    So why are people (some very bright researchers as well) saying that calories don't count? First because a lot of research that is quoted…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 1

Have you tried to lose weight and failed? If so, you are not alone. 95% of the people who try to lose weight fail to reach their goal, and even less are actually able to maintain their weight loss once they achieve their goal. Obesity and the associated disease diabetes are increasing exponentially in the America despite the many published health warnings about the health risks associated with being overweight. Why are people unable to lose weight? People are hopelessly confused about the factors controlling bodyweight regulation. This is not surprising when you understand that every single program, book, and guideline developed by various diet “experts”, including our own government,…
Read More

The Peak 8 Workout for Maximum Results in Minimum Time

The Peak 8 aka Sprint 8 protocol is a simple exercise protocol that has been researched and proven to produce outstanding results for people of all ages and fitness levels.      All you need is a piece of cardiovascular exercise equipment such as a stationary bike, stair climber, treadmill, rower, or elliptical trainer.       You can also using running sprints done on a track or outside or cycling intervals if you are a cyclist or swimming intervals in a pool if you enjoy swimming.     The protocol works as follows: Choose a piece of equipment or activity Do a 5 to 10 minute warm-up starting out at 50 - 60% effort and ramping…
Read More

All About Zumba

Zumba is a form of exercise that began growing in popularity several years ago. It is a variation of moves done in the form of dance to upbeat music. The steps to each song are varied to focus on targeting different muscles in the body. It is also repetitive so that the average person can easily catch on. However, with large popularity and praise skeptics come about. Some people question if Zumba really is the calorie burner the masses have heard it to be. The intensity of each class will vary. In all fairness, not every class will be exactly the same, nor will the workout and as a result…
Read More

The Time Crunch Workout

This workout is simple and produces results with a very minimal time commitment.    Done 3 times per week it can really get you moving in the right direction fast.  There are many different variations on the workout that can be created. Play with the workout and put your favorite exercises into it. Here are the steps to the workout: Warm Up – do 2-minutes of your favorite cardio exercise starting at 60% effort and ramping up to 80% at the end of the second minute. Then go to the first exercise in the workout. The Exercises – The workout consists of a cardio exercise combined with two resistance training exercises.…
Read More

How to Manage the Work/Rest Ratio in HIIT Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT training is all the rage and there are many different HIIT training protocols circulating, but to produce the best results it is important to understand how to manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio.      The Work/Rest Ratio is the ratio of time spent working in the high intensity interval to the time spent in the recovery interval and there is no one ideal Work/Rest Ratio and in fact there are three different methods you can use to design interval training programs based on how you manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio. Fixed Work, Fixed Recovery This is the most common method and often used for group training because it…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 2

If you have not seen part 1 take a moment to review it here:   http://www.fitmetrix.io/blog/2015/10/20/solving-the-weight-loss-puzzle-part-1/  So what is the key to weight loss anyway?     Although there is a lot of press out there stating that "Calories do not count" and "just focus on eating healthy" the fact is that regulation of bodyweight and bodyfat (two different things!) is primarly controlled by the balance of energy you take in from food and beverages (calories) and the energy you use to maintain all your cells and fuel all movement.    So why are people (some very bright researchers as well) saying that calories don't count? First because a lot of research that is quoted…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 1

Have you tried to lose weight and failed? If so, you are not alone. 95% of the people who try to lose weight fail to reach their goal, and even less are actually able to maintain their weight loss once they achieve their goal. Obesity and the associated disease diabetes are increasing exponentially in the America despite the many published health warnings about the health risks associated with being overweight. Why are people unable to lose weight? People are hopelessly confused about the factors controlling bodyweight regulation. This is not surprising when you understand that every single program, book, and guideline developed by various diet “experts”, including our own government,…
Read More

The Peak 8 Workout for Maximum Results in Minimum Time

The Peak 8 aka Sprint 8 protocol is a simple exercise protocol that has been researched and proven to produce outstanding results for people of all ages and fitness levels.      All you need is a piece of cardiovascular exercise equipment such as a stationary bike, stair climber, treadmill, rower, or elliptical trainer.       You can also using running sprints done on a track or outside or cycling intervals if you are a cyclist or swimming intervals in a pool if you enjoy swimming.     The protocol works as follows: Choose a piece of equipment or activity Do a 5 to 10 minute warm-up starting out at 50 - 60% effort and ramping…
Read More

All About Zumba

Zumba is a form of exercise that began growing in popularity several years ago. It is a variation of moves done in the form of dance to upbeat music. The steps to each song are varied to focus on targeting different muscles in the body. It is also repetitive so that the average person can easily catch on. However, with large popularity and praise skeptics come about. Some people question if Zumba really is the calorie burner the masses have heard it to be. The intensity of each class will vary. In all fairness, not every class will be exactly the same, nor will the workout and as a result…
Read More

The Time Crunch Workout

This workout is simple and produces results with a very minimal time commitment.    Done 3 times per week it can really get you moving in the right direction fast.  There are many different variations on the workout that can be created. Play with the workout and put your favorite exercises into it. Here are the steps to the workout: Warm Up – do 2-minutes of your favorite cardio exercise starting at 60% effort and ramping up to 80% at the end of the second minute. Then go to the first exercise in the workout. The Exercises – The workout consists of a cardio exercise combined with two resistance training exercises.…
Read More

How to Manage the Work/Rest Ratio in HIIT Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT training is all the rage and there are many different HIIT training protocols circulating, but to produce the best results it is important to understand how to manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio.      The Work/Rest Ratio is the ratio of time spent working in the high intensity interval to the time spent in the recovery interval and there is no one ideal Work/Rest Ratio and in fact there are three different methods you can use to design interval training programs based on how you manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio. Fixed Work, Fixed Recovery This is the most common method and often used for group training because it…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 2

If you have not seen part 1 take a moment to review it here:   http://www.fitmetrix.io/blog/2015/10/20/solving-the-weight-loss-puzzle-part-1/  So what is the key to weight loss anyway?     Although there is a lot of press out there stating that "Calories do not count" and "just focus on eating healthy" the fact is that regulation of bodyweight and bodyfat (two different things!) is primarly controlled by the balance of energy you take in from food and beverages (calories) and the energy you use to maintain all your cells and fuel all movement.    So why are people (some very bright researchers as well) saying that calories don't count? First because a lot of research that is quoted…
Read More

Solving the Weight Loss Puzzle Part 1

Have you tried to lose weight and failed? If so, you are not alone. 95% of the people who try to lose weight fail to reach their goal, and even less are actually able to maintain their weight loss once they achieve their goal. Obesity and the associated disease diabetes are increasing exponentially in the America despite the many published health warnings about the health risks associated with being overweight. Why are people unable to lose weight? People are hopelessly confused about the factors controlling bodyweight regulation. This is not surprising when you understand that every single program, book, and guideline developed by various diet “experts”, including our own government,…
Read More

The Peak 8 Workout for Maximum Results in Minimum Time

The Peak 8 aka Sprint 8 protocol is a simple exercise protocol that has been researched and proven to produce outstanding results for people of all ages and fitness levels.      All you need is a piece of cardiovascular exercise equipment such as a stationary bike, stair climber, treadmill, rower, or elliptical trainer.       You can also using running sprints done on a track or outside or cycling intervals if you are a cyclist or swimming intervals in a pool if you enjoy swimming.     The protocol works as follows: Choose a piece of equipment or activity Do a 5 to 10 minute warm-up starting out at 50 - 60% effort and ramping…
Read More

All About Zumba

Zumba is a form of exercise that began growing in popularity several years ago. It is a variation of moves done in the form of dance to upbeat music. The steps to each song are varied to focus on targeting different muscles in the body. It is also repetitive so that the average person can easily catch on. However, with large popularity and praise skeptics come about. Some people question if Zumba really is the calorie burner the masses have heard it to be. The intensity of each class will vary. In all fairness, not every class will be exactly the same, nor will the workout and as a result…
Read More

The Time Crunch Workout

This workout is simple and produces results with a very minimal time commitment.    Done 3 times per week it can really get you moving in the right direction fast.  There are many different variations on the workout that can be created. Play with the workout and put your favorite exercises into it. Here are the steps to the workout: Warm Up – do 2-minutes of your favorite cardio exercise starting at 60% effort and ramping up to 80% at the end of the second minute. Then go to the first exercise in the workout. The Exercises – The workout consists of a cardio exercise combined with two resistance training exercises.…
Read More

How to Manage the Work/Rest Ratio in HIIT Training

High Intensity Interval Training aka HIIT training is all the rage and there are many different HIIT training protocols circulating, but to produce the best results it is important to understand how to manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio.      The Work/Rest Ratio is the ratio of time spent working in the high intensity interval to the time spent in the recovery interval and there is no one ideal Work/Rest Ratio and in fact there are three different methods you can use to design interval training programs based on how you manipulate the Work/Rest Ratio. Fixed Work, Fixed Recovery This is the most common method and often used for group training because it…
Read More