DIDN'T GET PREPARED FOR SUMMER?
So it's summer an extraordinary summer, in fact
and you're not prepared. You meant to be. You even started in
April or May but overnight it turned into July. Your plan to get
in shape got sidetracked, upended and scraped. Don't despair.
They can land a scooter on Mars, you can lose 5 pounds of fat
in a month and gain a pound or two of muscle besides. Here's a
the above goal as your goal. It's reasonable. It's as close as mid-August.
It's the best thing you can do for yourself this year, and always.
Remember, an unexercised, unfit body is on a decline. Young lean
muscle unattended fades and fat grows in the most disagreeable places.
There's more. An interesting dilemma takes place behind the scenes
our body chemistry gets out of shape as well. Our fragile
fat burning enzymes fail to do their job in converting fat into
energy calories and we become sluggish, hypoglycemic and rely on
carbs for short-lasting lifts. (Moody?) Carbs not used as energy
in a deconditioned system stores as more fat. Yikes.
muscle on the other hand is alive, responsible for quick action
and physical power. It moves us around, effectively, gracefully.
Mighty muscle accounts for 90% of metabolism, burning fat calories
all the time, even when we sleep. Very handy looks good too.
strategy is to also remind, to encourage, to arouse some honest
guilt and like the Constitution and the Ten Commandments should
be in effect at all times, and not altered to fit your agenda.
junko foodo. Starting with breakfast, eat 4 to 6 equally spaced
meals a day, more or less depending on lifestyle, current weight,
goals and metabolism. Pump up the protein (animal, egg, whey, fish
are the best, sorry but true), withdraw high glycemic carbs and
dump the saturated fats. Drink miraculous water by the barrel and
as you do, silently be thankful you are being restored.
your lopsided scale and rigid calculator for a month: the stopwatch,
the LED's, RPM's, compass, earphones, the entire precise mess. The
task ahead is done better by feel, by instinct, by flow than by
brains and science. Given the proper programming, you are by far
the best computer ever created.
the gym 3 times a week for an hour of weights, hit the streets 3
times a week for a 15 minute uphill mile and hit the edge of your
bed for 10 minutes of crunches and leg raises.
the long puss? Is that whining, mister? Tears don't cut it, girl!
The wills are weak, the disciplines are dusty. And that looks like
a thin coat of tarnish on the breastplate of courage. Signs of over
hibernation, comfort zone blues and procrastination.
I've got some crud myself to shake loose first thing tomorrow
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