Turn that FAT into ENERGY!

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No “magic pill” here ladies and gentlemen! Better yet a “magic” liquid! Feast your eyes on L-Carnitine.

What is L-Carnitine, you ask?
L-Carnitine or carnitine is an amino acid(building block of protein) which can be found in red meat, in your body, and obviously in supplements.

What is its job?
Carnitines job is to help your body produce energy. This is the best part! It helps your body produce energy by delivering fatty acids from stored body fat to the mitochondria of muscle cells to be used for energy. In other words you have an increased fat metabolism…we all want that!

Tell me more!
This amino acid also crosses the blood brain barrier, giving you a powerful antioxidant that increases mental alertness, and concentration.

That means you burn fat and think more clearly! That’s a 2 for 1 special right there!

When and how?
You should take carnitine 15-30 minutes before physical activity. Once it’s in the blood stream you’ll begin to notice the mental effects.
You’ll want to take about 1.5-2 grams per serving. There’s studies that show you should start noticing a drop in body fat in about 2 weeks if a healthy diet and exercise regimen are put in place.

So there you go people something new to think about!

Questions, comments, things you would like to know or see…let me know!

Stay Fit. Stay Healthy.

Quickie For the Day!

Today is a Tabata day! For those of you who don’t know, Tabata is like HIIT except shorter intervals for movement and rest. HIIT actually comes from Tabata training! So let’s get to it!

Tabata Workout
Go 20 seconds doing as many as you can and rest for 10 seconds between each movement. Repeat the workout 7 more times, doing 8 total sets.

A
Jump squats
Push-ups
Alternating lunges
Burpees

Rest for 2 minutes

B
Plank jacks
Superman
V-ups

HIIT What?!

I always have my clients ask me, “what is the most efficient way to burn fat that is quick and to the point?” The answer to that question is HIIT TRAINING!
What is HIIT Training? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. What that means is you have short intense anaerobic activity combined with a less intense rest period. When engaged in this type of training studies have shown an increase in metabolic rate, fat burning, and improved glucose metabolism. The one other principal that I like about HIIT is EPOC(Excessive Post exercise Oxygen Consumption) this is an awesome principle because studies have shown an increase in resting metabolic rate for up to 24 hours after exercise…that means more calories being burned without having to put in work…who doesn’t want that? Let’s not forget that along with all these metabolic benefits you also get the improvements in endurance whether you are a seasoned athlete or just a person getting started in fitness. I could go on and on but instead I’ll leave everyone with a sample HIIT routine to try:

Each exercise is done for 60 seconds with 60 seconds rest after the last workout.

Jumping jacks- 60 seconds
Deep air squats- 60 seconds
Mounting climbers- 60 seconds
Squat thrusts- 60 seconds
Rest- 60 seconds
(Novice- 1 round, Amateur- 2 rounds, Pro- 3-4 rounds)

Let me know what you think and would like to do differently! Kill it!