Lyle McDonald is the go-to guy when it comes to reaching low body fat levels. If you have been reading posts on my site for any length of time, you know I have referred to a book called “The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook“. I give this book my highest recommendation. Anyway, Lyle just released his newest book that he has spent the past 10 years working on: The Stubborn Fat Solution. I have just placed my order for this book and I expect it to be outstanding! Although I haven’t received the book yet, I trust that Lyle will over-deliver as always.
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“The Stubborn Fat Solution”. Who is This For?
The Stubborn Fat Solution is aimed at men who are already at 10-12% body fat and women who are at 15-17% body fat and want to go even lower. It isn’t designed for people who need to lose a lot of weight. This book is aimed at people who are already pretty darn lean and who want to get extremely lean and defined. This would be the ideal diet for someone who had an upcoming photo shoot, or a lead actor or actress in an upcoming movie role, etc. Make no mistake about it…this is for those of us who want to look absolutely outstanding!
Not Just a Simple Diet or Exercise Book!
Lyle’s books will educate you more on the subject he is writing about than any other fitness books on the market. If it was just an outline of a diet and exercise plan, the book could be 30-40 pages long. In Lyle’s words…”My books always educate and, at 101 pages, The Stubborn Fat Solution will give you more information about fat cells and fat metabolism than you thought there was to know.”
More Background About the Book
I didn’t realize that Lyle was famous for a cardio routine called the Stubborn Fat Protocol (SFP). I guess he came up with this cardio program 3 years ago. The funny thing is that I have been doing a similar version of this cardio routine for about 8 years! My cardio routine isn’t exactly the same, but it uses similar principles. Here is SFP in a nutshell…
Why This Works (in Lyle’s words): “To get stubborn fat mobilized, you have to overcome a fairly severe resistance in terms of both blood flow and lipolysis, this requires very high concentrations of catecholamines (adrenaline/noradrenaline). Sadly, jacking up levels of catecholamines (necessary for mobilization) limits burning in the muscle which is why you follow the high intensity with low intensity. Basically, you jack up levels to get the fat mobilized, and then let them fall so that the fatty acid can be burned in the muscle.”
The Stubborn Fat Protocol…Taken to the Next Level
It still boggles my mind that SFP is basically the way I recommend that you guys do cardio. Today was the first time I read about Lyle’s version! The main differences are that I recommend a longer period of HIIT and a slightly shorter period of steady state training. The principles are the same, but just slightly different periods of time doing each type of cardio. Part of The Stubborn Fat Solution, is Lyle taking SFP to a different level. In his words…”When it was all said and done, I had developed the Stubborn Fat Protocol (2.0), the single most effective approach to stripping stubborn body fat in existence. Outside of my test cases (and the coaches who used it with their athletes to further help me optimize it), nobody knows about it…Until now.”
Is This Book Right for You?
This book is simply a “must have” for me. No doubt about it! At $39.99 it isn’t as cheap as many other diet and fitness books on the market, but Lyle always delivers more value than what he charges. If you have a lot of weight to lose, I wouldn’t recommend the book. If money is tight I wouldn’t recommend the book. If you want 10+ years of exhaustive research on the subject of getting rid of stubborn body fat, by a top scientific mind in the field of fitness and nutrition…you can’t go wrong.
Note: I don’t want anyone to ever feel like any product is a “must have” product. You can get extremely lean following the free advice on this site. I just like to give out recommendations to “info junkies”, like myself, who want deep knowledge on the subject of fat loss.
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