I’ve recently read some conflicting advice on Omega 3 supplements in regard to weight loss. Studies have shown that fish oils and other Omega 3 supplements do promote weight loss, but are these supplements healthy? How much is healthy? How much do you need to lose weight? Do you need to even include these in your diet? So time for a little research.

omega 3 supplements for weight loss

[Most people think of “fish oil” as the best source of Omega 3. Through research, I have found that this is simply not the case.]

I’m Going to Try and Simplify This As Much As Possible

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Have you heard of The Slow Carb Diet? This is an eating approach outlined by Tim Ferriss in the book The 4-Hour Body. I’m a big fan of the book, but not the biggest fan of the diet plan. I went on the diet last month for 30 days and I’d like to give you the low down on whether you should consider giving it a shot.

Slow Carb Diet

[The Slow Carb Diet seems to work best for people with more than 10 pounds of weight to lose. I’m not sure it works as well for someone who wants to get really lean.]

You’ve Probably Heard of The 4-Hour Body

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So this past November and December I finalized an Abs course, called Abs Blueprint 1.0. The idea was to launch it as a paid course in late Spring of 2011. I wanted to introduce it at $27 to my newsletter, then add a few more modules and eventually release it for sale for $47. The goal was to create a laser-focused ab routine, skipping all of the movements that were a waste of time. The whole routine was based on the principles taught to me over 20 years ago by a golf pro that me and my workout partner met back in college. This guy had the best abs I had ever seen…and what he taught us worked way beyond any routine I have seen since. I simply wanted to share this info.

[Read below to find out how you can get this video overview as well as Abs Blueprint 1.0.]

So Why Did I Decide to Give This Away for Free?

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Using $5 furniture gliders as effective home gym equipment? A piece of paper, a crazy Canadian, and a metalworker to make the ultimate pull up device? A duffel bag, duct tape, and farm feed bag for an indestructible sand bag? This is how MacGyver would setup a home gym for sure! All of these fitness guys deserve a place in the WWMD Hall of Fame!

[This MacGyver collage would look awesome airbrushed on the side of a van. You know you’d dig it.]

One-Half MacGyver and One-Half Bad Ass!

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I’ve wanted to do an exercise and diabetes post for a long time now. I am by no means an expert on diabetes, but I wanted to research and put up a post on this important subject. More importantly, I would like people to comment and hopefully point to more resources about diabetes and exercise. My goal is that over time, the comment section on this particular post will grow into a nice resource on the topic. There are so many bright readers and contributors that I would love to see this happen.

Exercise and Diabetes

[It would be great if we could help some people kick diabetes butt. Even if this post simply helps people control their diabetes…that would be cool.]

The Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
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Visual Impact for Women – only took me about a year to launch after releasing my men’s course. I want to apologize for that. It wasn’t my plan for women to have to wait that long to get their hands on this. That being said, I am completely jazzed about how the product turned out. It is going to help a huge portion of women who want to be fit and healthy, while still looking “slim and feminine”. The number one complaint women give about working out is the fear of getting muscular and bulky. Nobody has addressed this head on…Until Today!

 

Visual Impact for Women

 

[It is possible to get in phenomenal shape without getting the typical “gym body”…but you have to take a training approach that is quite different than what is being taught by the mainstream fitness magazines and books.]

Many Women Avoid Training Since They Don’t Want to Bulk Up

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Are you familiar with the name Tyler Shields? I have to admit I wasn’t either until a few days ago. Like often on the Internet, I got distracted from reading my email. I was on AOL and a picture grabbed my eye. It was of Danny Trejo the main character of the movie Machete looking kind of crazy with blood spattered on the wall behind him. The story wasn’t about the movie Machete, but rather a photographer who blew up big in 2010. His name is Tyler Shields and my guess is that he will be a household name at some point in 2011. I was lucky enough to get a Q&A session with him…and he was gracious enough to let me post some of his work on my blog. I figured I would make this first post of the year, both entertaining and inspirational.

Tyler Shields and Haley Bennett

[Here is a picture of Tyler Shields in a car with Haley Bennett.]

An Interview With Tyler Shields:

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“Why didn’t I think of that!” This is exactly what I thought when reading this “hack” in Tim Ferriss’s new book, The 4-Hour Body. Instead of a book review, I would rather talk about a clever strategy Tim talks about on page 105-107. This is by far my favorite part of the book, because it really makes a lot of sense. I could see how this little tweak could make a difference over time when it came to gaining muscle and losing body fat.

Gone in 60 Seconds

[What if a brief exercise of 60-90 seconds, made it less likely that this dessert would get stored as body fat? That is exactly one of the things Tim Ferriss explores in The 4-Hour Body].

Brief Muscular Contractions a Few Minutes Before You Eat?

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So I am going to to talk about a study that questions a lot of what you will read online regarding gaining strength and muscle. It was conducted a couple of years ago, but you won’t hear it being mentioned on most mainstream sites. This flies in the face of a lot of fitness programs. My point for bringing it up is to start a discussion on the findings. I will give you my take on this, but my hope is that others will chime in in the comment section.

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[What if things like heavy weight vs low weight and high reps vs low reps didn’t make a difference? What if “effort” was the only variable that mattered in gaining muscle?]

First, I Will Reveal the Study…
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So all of us have at least a little stubborn body fat. For the most part it is the last little bit of fat that stops you from having the muscle definition you are after. So what if you are creating a large calorie deficit through diet and exercise and still have a bit of fat that you can’t shake? Well you might want to blame the estrogen mimicking effects of “Xenoestrogens”. Don’t know what xenoestrogens are? Keep reading…

Stubborn Body Fat

[I’m going to talk about ways to limiting your exposure to xenoestrogens…as well as foods to eat that counteract the xenoestrogens you do get exposed to. None of this will involve wearing a freaky suit, like pictured above!]

Excess Estrogen May be “Softening” Up Your Body

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