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The most unproductive part of any diet or exercise plan that is aimed at burning body fat is the first two weeks. It is tough because people need to have a little faith during the toughest time of a weight loss plan. My way of thinking about a diet is this…don’t plan on losing any body fat at all the first two weeks. If you do, just look at is as a bonus.

Fat Loss Momentum
[An amazing photo of a Space Shuttle Launch]

Burning Body Fat is a Lot Like Launching a Rocket

I’m sure you have heard that a significant amount of fuel is used just to get the Space Shuttle 100 feet off the ground during launch. In fact, more fuel is used the first few hundred feet, than the next 10,000+ miles. Losing weight is very similar in that you will expend a lot of energy your first two weeks without much in the way of results. [click to continue…]

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I have been guilty in the past of not giving steady state aerobics any respect. I am a big believer in high intensity interval training because it is extremely effective at burning body fat. I LOVE high intensity interval training.

It is quick and gets results, but obviously steady state aerobics have great advantages as well. In this article I will talk about combining the two to maximize fat loss.

Steady State Aerobics
[“Drop That Zero and Get With the Hero!”…Quote from Vanilla Ice in the movie “Cool As Ice”. I am embarrassed that I know that…LOL!]

A Quick Background on Steady State Aerobics

Throughout the 70’s and 80’s steady state cardio was THE way to burn body fat. Everybody was pushing the idea of spending a long period of time on a cardio machine at a walking pace, to reach a target heart rate that supposedly used “fat for fuel”. This did work for people who put in the time and who ate strictly. It was particularly effective for bodybuilders, since they would burn more calories walking due to their high lean body mass.

Steady State Aerobics Worked, But Had Flaws [click to continue…]

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Have you ever heard the saying “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you will keep getting what you’ve always got”. Well this saying holds true for cardio to some extent. No matter what type of cardio you are doing, you will most likely reach a fat burning sticking point. The way to blast through this sticking point, is to increase the performance a bit.

Performanced Based Cardio
(A picture of a spinning class in Viareggio, Italy)

People Measure Their Performance in Weight Lifting, But Rarely When It Comes To Cardio.

If you were to ask any gym member how much weight they could handle for 6 reps in a basic lift, they could probably give you an accurate answer. If you were to ask them similar questions about cardio, they probably wouldn’t have an answer for you. [click to continue…]

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Can Fuji Apples Really Burn Fat off of Your Back Side?

Well not exactly…but they can help you stick to your diet, which in turn will help you fit your “lady humps” (or is it “lady lumps”?) into funky jeans again. I think Fuji Apples can be a dieter’s best friend. I’ll go into what I mean in a second but first, let’s look at a great picture of Fuji Apples.

Fuji Apples
(“pick me”…”no! pick me, I’m juicier”…”no pick me, I have the best shape!”) [click to continue…]

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Is Gaining Muscle Mass a Good Strategy for Fat Loss?

There is a huge myth going around that gaining muscle is the best way to burn body fat and stay lean in the long run. This is a really trendy thing to say right now. Go into almost any gym and you will hear a personal trainer tell their client “You have to work on building more muscle, because then your body will burn more calories each day…leading to fat loss”.

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(Just two attractive people to “draw you into” the article…”Read more so you can look like us!”…LOL!)
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Many guys dread aerobic exercise. It isn’t as fun as lifting weights…plus many guys are afraid it is going to make them look like a marathon runner. I don’t want to blast marathon runners, but many of those guys are seriously lacking in muscle! I don’t like the bulky look, but the skeleton look isn’t so good either! Note: I’m not saying that marathon runners are sissies either…that is seriously a tough form of exercise!

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If you want to get ripped, you will lose SOME muscle…it really isn’t a big deal because 90% of men have plenty of muscle…they just need to get rid of a lot of fat. Don’t worry about losing a bit of muscle when you are in the fat burning mode. It is really easy to gain back once you burn off that excess body fat.

So How Do You Burn Off Fat Without Becoming a Complete Sissy in the Process?
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There is something about a body that gets fit through sports that is more attractive than gym built bodies. The nice thing about sports is that the body gets built up in a natural way. A common thing I see with “gym rats” is that they have bulky muscle that actually makes them less athletic.

Have You Ever Seen A Guy With Huge Legs Try and Run?

There are some guys with legs so bulky they can hardly even walk, so running is out of the question. I forget where I read this, but a world renowned track coach got into an argument with a bodybuilder. [click to continue…]

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I am going to give you a quick tip that will make a world of difference in your quest to burn fat. You can thank me later when you are “lean and mean”!

First I want you to take a look at this picture…I want to give you a visual…it will make sense in a second.

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What the heck does a gas tank have to do with losing fat? [click to continue…]

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Rusty in Mexico

(Picture of Me in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico at about 2:30 in the Morning)

The Mission of This Site…

To help people create physiques that attract the Opposite Sex!

Let’s not beat around the bush…I believe that the number one reason that people want to get in shape is to attract the opposite sex. I have yet to stumble accross a site that focuses on this goal. [click to continue…]

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