Build big arms fast with the powerplate

How to get big arms fast

using the power plate, is going to be the best thing you can do for yourself. In this video below I explain how it works, and how you can use it. There are numerous ways you can use the power plate, this is one of my favorite ways to use it. This is how to build big arms fast with the powerplate.

Why use the powerplate?

The vibrations restrict blood flow, and cause the same feeling you get, when do a muscle occlusion workout. But a safe version and more efficient version. Below is an example of  how muscle occlusion works.

Blood flow restriction training (BFR) is a cutting-edge, effective training technique that works by restricting blood flow to the veins, but not the arteries. When you restrict blood to the veins but leave the arteries open, you deliver blood to the target muscle without letting it leave.

By using the power plate, you save time, and don’t have to tie resistance bands, around your  limbs.

Build big arms fast with the powerplate

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What is the ketogenic diet?

What is the ketogenic diet?

Low carb diet, high in fat high in protein.

I will make in depth post at a later date, and a video. Comment if you have any questions.

Short explanation

Ketones are produced in the liver and used as energy.

How the typical diet works

Chances are is its high carb, high fat, filled with things you you believe to be healthy. That’s a story for a different day.

High carb diets leave our bodies with excess glucose to burn for energy, and whatever we don’t burn is stored as excess fat. In addition to whatever fat we consume in our diet.

Insulin the process that transport glucose around the body.

This means what?

Since we typically eat high carbs and aren’t active or as active as we should be. We only burn Glucose, and store fat as fat, this is the reason why we don’t like the number on the scale.

What does a keto diet do?

Lowering carbs in the body causes a metabolic change in the body, known as ketosis.

This is a natural process to help our bodies during famines, and long periods of going without food.

When we deplete carbs, our liver turns fats into ketones, to use for energy.

The goal of being Keto is to force our body to stay in this metabolic state.

Benefits When properly in Ketosis

  • Weight loss
  • Physical performance
  • Mental performance

What not to eat on KETO

  • 30 or less net carbs(This is dependent on the person)
  • Avoid all refined carbs(breads, pasta)
  • Avoid starches(beans, potatoes)
  • Avoid most fruits

A little more specific

Grains: Corn, rice, Cereal.
Sugar: Refined sugars, honey, syrup.
Fruit : Apples, Oranges, Bananas.
Potatoes, yams.

What Can I eat on Keto?

  • Protein (Red meat, pork, fatty fish, etc)
  • High Fat Dairy
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Berries & Avocado
  • Sugar Stevia
  • Fats Coconut Oil, etc
  • Above ground veggies, Broccoli, Spinach, etc

Keto Macros

(Pie Chart)

Tips

  • Don’t count carbs from fiber
  • Snack mindfully throughout the day
  • Meals should be mostly Fat and protein,and veggies

Veggies on keto diet

Spinach, green beans, kale etc.
Serving size 1/2-1 cup
Add olive or coconut oil to the veggies to get in more fat.

How to know if you are in Ketosis

Use the One Touch glucose monitor.
Symptoms: Keto Flu, Dry mouth Bad breath, Increased urination.

Variations(More videos coming soon)

  • Cyclical or Bodybuilder variations, will make a video soon.
    Targeted: Small amount of fast digesting carbs before a workout.
    Standard: What I discussed today.

More Tips

  • Read food levels
  • General rule of thumb Too much protein can lower Ketosis
  • Fat is the primary source of energy
  • Don’t mindlessly snack
  • Supplement appropriately (separate video)
  • Fasting or intermittent fasting can ensure you reach ketosis (separate video)
  • A good Multi Magnesium, Potassium

What should my macros be

I will have a calculator up soon, for now just use this link .

General rule of thumb is 70%  fat 25% protein 5% carbs here’s an example using me:

Goal: To use build muscle.

257 g fats
30 g carbs
183 g protein

Based on my goals : 3166 calories.

From those calories : 257g fats, 30g net carbs, and 183g protein.

What I listen to | Rap Workout playlists | JAYZ

Jay z is someone I consider a GOAT (Greatest of all time).

Through the years, I heard his songs on the radio growing up. The first workout playlist I had, was a demo cd of he black album, this was way before mp3’s.

I am only going to review a handful of his albums. Another notable fact, is The Blueprint 2 was my the first real cd I ever purchased. I consider Reasonable Doubt, one of the best albums he’s done to date.

I will re-do this list soon, because I need to be more critical and also, I have to listen to some of the songs again to decide if they really should make the list.

Note this is not my all time favorite songs, by JAYZ.. These are just my favorite off of those particular albums.

 

You can check out my Top Future songs Here.

Reasonable Doubt (1996)

“Can’t Knock the Hustle” (featuring Mary J. Blige)
“Politics as Usual”
“Dead Presidents II”
“Feelin’ It”
“D’Evils”
“22 Two’s”
“Can I Live”
“Friend or Foe”
“Coming of Age”
“Cashmere Thoughts”
“Bring It On”
“Regrets”

The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (2000)

 *Dynasty is definitly in my top ten JAYZ songs off all time, and Lupe Fiasco, and a few other artist, have dope freestyles over the beat.

“Intro / Dynasty”
“This Can’t Be Life”
“1-900-Hustler”
“Soon You’ll Understand”

The Blueprint (2001)

“The Ruler’s Back”
“Takeover”
“Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”
“Girls, Girls, Girls”
“Jigga That Nigga”
“U Don’t Know”
“Hola’ Hovito”
“Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”
“Never Change”
“Song Cry”
“All I Need”
“Renegade” (featuring Eminem)
“Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)”

The Blueprint2: The Gift & The Curse (2002)

“A Dream”
“Hovi Baby”
“The Watcher 2”
“Excuse Me Miss”
“What They Gonna Do”
“All Around the World”
“Poppin’ Tags”
“I Did It My Way”
“Diamond Is Forever”
“U Don’t Know (Remix)”
“Meet the Parents”
“Blueprint2”

The Black Album (2003)

 *I can pretty much listen through this entire album, although: "Threat","PSA", "What More Can I Say" & "Encore" are my favorites.

“Interlude”
“December 4th”
“What More Can I Say”
“Encore”
“Change Clothes”
“Dirt Off Your Shoulder”
“Threat”
“Moment of Clarity”
“99 Problems”
“Public Service Announcement (Interlude)”
“Justify My Thug”
“Lucifer”
“Allure”
“My 1st Song”

Kingdom Come (2006)

*Rarely listen to this album

“Show Me What You Got”
“Lost One”
“Do U Wanna Ride”
“30 Something”
“I Made It”
“Anything”
“Hollywood”
“Dig a Hole”
“Minority Report”
“Beach Chair”

American Gangster (2007)

 *A solid album, considered his return album most, fans skip over kingdom come all together, I've omitted two tracks I don't care for.

“Intro”
“Pray”
“American Dreamin'”
“No Hook”
“Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)…”
“Sweet”
“I Know”
“Ignorant Shit”
“Say Hello”
“Success”
“Fallin'”
“Blue Magic”
“American Gangster”

The Blueprint 3 (2009)

“What We Talkin’ About”
“Thank You”
“D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
“Run This Town”
“Empire State of Mind”
“Real as It Gets”
“A Star Is Born”
“Already Home”
“Hate”
“Reminder”
“So Ambitious”

Watch the Throne (2011)

 *Classic Album can't be critical of this one

“No Church in the Wild”
“Lift Off”
“Niggas in Paris”
“Otis”
“Gotta Have It”
“New Day”
“That’s My Bitch”
“Welcome to the Jungle”
“Who Gon Stop Me”
“Murder to Excellence”
“Made in America”
“Why I Love You”

Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013)

 *I probably skip "Picasso Baby", and "Versus".

“Holy Grail”
“Picasso Baby”
“Tom Ford”
“Fuckwithmeyouknowigotit”
“Oceans”
“F.U.T.W.”
“Somewhereinamerica”
“Crown”
“Heaven”
“Versus”
“Part II (On the Run)”
“Beach Is Better”
“BBC”
“JAY Z Blue”
“La Familia”
“Nickels and Dimes”

4:44 (2017)

*Admittedly, its easier to critique this album, because it's newer, but in terms of playing it through a workout, these are my go to songs.

“Kill Jay Z”
“4:44”
“Family Feud”
“Bam”
“Moonlight”
“Marcy Me”
“Legacy”

Summary

Next, I am going to review: Young Thug, Kanye West, Drake, J.cole  and Kendrick Lamar. If you have any suggestions let me know.

What I listen to | Trap Workout playlists | Future

This blog will feature my top songs by Future.

People often ask me stereotypical questions like what I eat, and stuff like that. But every now and again people ask me what I listen to.

I try to pick an artist who has a catalog I can make a playlist from and go ham. I listen to more than just trap but today is a future day.. SO, That’s why I am doing him first.

I will mix them up into smaller lists of five when I make the video series to follow up.

Beast mode, Monster and 56 Nights, are considered part of “a trilogy of album-quality mixtapes”.

“Chosen one” and “March Madness” are two of the main reasons I am a Future fan. Outside of those songs, I like “itchin” and a few other songs, but those two, and the trilogy of mixtapes, made me a fan.

I will post my top Jay-z Songs soon so stay tuned.

This is a list of mixtapes, and albums I poured through, I will add standout lyrics and other information as time goes on, but for now just enjoy what I have listed, I will add spotify playlists soon as well.

Mixtapes:

Monster (2014)
Beast Mode (2015)
56 Nights (2015)
What a Time to Be Alive (with Drake) (2015)
Purple Reign (2016)

Albums:

DS2 (2015)
EVOL (2016)
FUTURE (2017)
HNDRXX (2017)

Mixtapes

Monster (2014)

“Radical”
“Monster”
“Fuck Up Some Commas”
“Throw Away”
“After That”
“My Savages”
“2 Pac”
“Gangland”
“Fetti”
“Hardly”

Beast Mode (2015)

“Oooooh” (featuring Young Scooter)
“Lay Up”
“Aintchu” (featuring Juvenile)
“Peacoat”
“Real Sisters”
“Forever Eva”

56 Nights (2015)

“Never Gon Lose”
“Purple Coming In”
“Diamonds from Africa”
“March Madness”
“Trap Niggas”
“56 Nights”

What a Time to Be Alive (2015)

“Digital Dash”
“Live from the Gutter”
“Scholarships”
“Jumpman”
“Jersey”

Purple Reign (2016)

“All Right”
“Never Forget”
“Inside the Mattress”
“Hater Shit”
“Salute”
“No Charge”

Albums

DS2 (2015)

“Thought It Was a Drought”
“Stick Talk”
“Freak Hoe”
“Rotation”
“Slave Master”
“Blow a Bag”
“Colossal”
“Blood on the Money”

EVOL (2016)

“Xanny Family”
“Photo Copied”
“Seven Rings”
“Lie to Me”
“Program”
“Low Life”
“Fly Shit Only”

FUTURE (2017)

“Rent Money”
“POA”
“Mask Off”
“High Demand”
“Outta Time”
“Might as Well”
“Feds Did a Sweep”

HNDRXX (2017)

“My Collection”
“Comin Out Strong”
“Lookin Exotic”
“Use Me”
“Turn On Me”
“Solo”
“Sorry”

Random songs :

“Chosen one”
“New Level”
“News Or Something”
“Mask Off (Remix)”

10 Reasons Why You Should Become a Personal Trainer

Intro

I did my reasons not to be a personal trainer, now I am going to explain why becoming a personal training is beneficial. Outside of personal training, I am going to launch my entrepreneur and business brand soon. This way you guys can get a better understanding of how I make my money and how you can make money as well. That way you can do things you’re passionate about. Versus chasing trends or being stuck in dead end jobs.

Rewarding work

You have the opportunity to change lives, I’ve been blessed to work with people and build them up mentally and physically. Its truly rewarding to be able to change people for the better. I’ve worked retail, in restaurants, doing odd jobs, and things to make money. But training others has always left me feeling rewarded, I never have a day where I’ve regretting training.

Demand

Lets face it there is an obesity epidemic, most people will try to get surgery, but all of these elective surgeries aren’t safe and are dangerous so most people, will get turned off when they see the nuances of the elective surgeries they omit from tv. Some people will still get the surgery and still have to see you anyways.

Bodybuilding and powerlifting, is a small niche, and most people will try to do it themselves,and when they fail they will still end up seeking you out. But the primary demand we will have as trainers will be weightloss, seniors, and the occasional person interested in your niche or specialty style of training.

Be your own boss

Technically in a corporate job you will have a boss, but as long as you are making money you can do whatever you want, even when people tell on you, nothing happens because you bring the gym profit,

Diverse people

Lets face it, I’m an African american male, and i’m not famous, this is one of the few industries, where people who would normally, not be comfortable talking to me, will get to know me.

I often get comments about, being from a different race, and you get to see that we are all the same in many aspects.

Its cool that I am in the fitness industry and I can make an impact on people, who I would never have a chance to make a positive impact on.
The industry is changing and game changers
There are different markets and venues opening up online and other places, so we aren’t limited to brick and mortar gyms.

Scheduling

You have flexibility, you can call off whenever you want, no one wants to train on holidays, so you have freedom there. I am a work horse so I will train from sun up to sundown.

Salary

The sky’s the limit, outside of training I do a number of different things, just because my schedule allows me to. For the most part I work as a brand consultant and help people build up their brick and mortar businesses and online businesses. As far as training is concerned I made 60k last year. I work for a different company now, than I did last year. At my old company I got paid for memberships, and pretty much everything. At my new company, I only get paid off of selling and servicing training.

It’s important, to work for the right companies, I don’t recommend la fitness or planet, or charter fitness. You will not make money. Any place that is not giving you at least 25% or better in terms of commission, it is not worth your time.

Now you can start somewhere small or at one of these companies to learn how to train and sell, but outside of that don’t don’t pick up any bad habit.

Also most places will pay you more based off of your certifications, and degrees, so outside of knowing more, and being able to better service people you’ll make more, And work less.

Knowledge

When you work with legit trainers you, can learn so much. You also find out what certifications and seminars are worth pursuing, and what seminars to go to. Not only will this make you a great trainer, but you will pick up tools and tips to apply to yourself as well.

Specialty

You can find a niche market and crush it, for example group training is in demand, you can get certs that give you in depth knowledge of a subject, and apply it to your clientele. Now its important to keep in mind weight loss is the primary market right now, and group training because it’s cheaper than personal training. But if you master these two fields, you can delve into your niche markets. After or in addition to helping someone lose weight, you can teach someone to box, or mma or whatever your niche is. Powerlifting and bodybuilding as a niche, can work but it’s a high amount of bro science out there, and a large population or gear users out there as well.

The benefit of people using steroids, is that a majority of them still lack the knowledge needed to get in great shape, so you will still end up training them at some point. But you have to understand that bodybuilding and powerlifting aren’t optimal markets to try to make a career out of. But I can be done.

Free membership

Sounds corny I know but think about it I have 3 people besides myself that don’t pay for a membership at 60$ a month per person that’s a little under 2900 that i’m saving.

Random questions answered vol 1

Random Q&A’s

Whats good, Whats good I’m Darius Savage thanks for tuning in, today I am answering q and a’s if you have a question submit them to me, and I will answer them,

How often should you change your workout routine?

This is going to be very quick here are some super basic principles to follow:
When it’s no longer a challenge
Every 4-12 weeks
Exercises stay the same and you rotate time under tension, speed and any other variables that can change the workout intensity.

What are your go to back exercises?

  1. Pull ups for the upper back
  2. Single arm rows for lats
  3. Dead lift for overall mass and to target lower back

How to spot a gym fuck boy 101:

  1. They slam weights
  2. They use shitty form, ego lift and only do their best lifts to show off
  3. Only work on their show muscles, chest bis, if they can see it they’ll train it
  4. They lift and grunt for attention, they also wear bodybuilder-esque clothing, walk around with imaginary lats, and an alpha walk as well.

What’s the number one tip to improve no matter what your goal (whether it’s weight loss, sports performance, bodybuilding)?

Program and experiment, track and record your results, you want to create a plan or have a plan developed. Follow that plan and make adjustments as needed

I hit a plateau with my bench press max what should I do?

There are a ton of different things you can do to increase your max, I’ll give you 4

  1. Bench press more and get more efficient with the movement
    Increase your bent over barbell row, This should be relative, to your bench press, I can row 345, most elite lifters can row a one rep max similar to their one rep bench max or their theoretical max
  2. Overhead presses should be anywhere from 1/4-1/2 or your bench press max, this is theoretical and practical for those who bench under 405 lbs
  3. Pull ups are another definite must, tighten up that upper back and you’ll see the weight one the bench increase

I get lost when I count reps what can I do to count better?

Since the blood is flooding to other regions besides the brain, I understand, Charles Poliquin , google him, has worked with many elite lifters, and a piece of advice I have gotten from him is o count backwards, this is something that I have benefited from.

Tips to increase your 3 big lifts?

Squeeze the back this makes more muscles fire optimally
Program variations, proper recovery, and nutrition. If you’re not doing this you’re leaving yourself open to injury and plateaus as far as the eyes can see.
Figure out what lagging muscles are holding back your strength and gain, and then attack them accordingly.

Is becoming a personal trainer worth it?

Is becoming a personal trainer worth it?

I get ask if becoming a personal trainer is worth it?

Below is the following reasons that it is not worth it and I will follow up with a subsequent post as to why it is worth it. But for now I want to focus on the reasons it’s not.

Certifications / Degrees

Yes, the downside to becoming a personal trainer is getting educated. Its relatively cheap to get a certification, I have several certifications, and ceus for personal training. And I spent less than what someone who has a degree in sports science, or kinesiology spent  on one semester of schooling.

Know arguably that is a slap in the face, or someone who spent years earning a degree. I call it the 50k in student debt, slap to the face. And it hurts more than an rko or piledriver.

The bigger slap is that every gym will hire, people with no certs, some gyms give them options, to earn a cert, because they get kickbacks from cert companies for giving them prospect.

The bigger slaps in the face come with guys who only want to hit on women, who get into the field, and people who aren’t in shape and have no intentions of getting in shape also are let in to the field.

Outside of those factors, most gyms don’t really enforce having degrees. The benefit of getting a degree vs a cert is that you can get a business loan and open your own gym or business. You have a better chance if you pair your degree with a business or marketing degree, and you have some experience.

Sales

If you’re like me, you look the part and have the knowledge to impact lives. You’re compassionate, and you genuinely want to see people succeed.

That alone paired with your ability to make rational decisions, and speak eloquently, should have the clients pouring in and lining up at your door, right? Wrong.

People want to buy magical solutions and fairy tales not training services backed by science. They will quickly choose  a trainer who is a glorified cheerleader, especially if they have easy workouts to follow.

The other downside to sales is that other people will lie, about what they are capable of doing. They will also lie and make it seem as if you are a rookie, so no one will want to train with you.

Sales based jobs in less than affluent communities will have you struggling to make ends meet.

Schedule

Either you work a split shift, which means 4 hrs on 4hrs off and than 4hrs on.. Or you wind up working the whole day, but you don’t get paid for the whole day. If you’re not training.

Gyms will use you to do free labor such as moving equipment, sampling products, cold calling and cleaning. None of which you will be paid for.

You will spend most of your days tired and frustrated.

If your client doesn’t show up or cancels, some gyms let you charge them and still get paid. Which means most people will discontinue training because they will look at you as if you ripped them off. And if you don’t charge them your check is short.

And then you have some gyms that will charge the client for not showing up, and they keep all the money for themselves or they only pay you a small portion.

Retirement | Benefits

There is no way to retire from being a personal trainer. You would have to start your own gym or company and take the role of the ceo which could present its own problems.

Another option is to move up in leadership, but you will become responsible to the sales of other trainers which again can be a headache.

You may get benefits at some gyms, but they are usually whack, which is ironic, considering you are in the health and fitness industry.

Commission jobs = Sharks

In any job where your livelihood depends on how much you sale, there will always be  sharks, and people who do unethical things.

There are greedy people who lie to consumers, just to cash a big check every two weeks, and you will be lumped in with those guys.

Most commonly the sales team and membership sales guys milk the members and then send them your way, and when they find out how much training costs they will feel like they are being ripped off.

And of course they will blame you.

Team | Family setting

The job of a corporate gym, and any company for that matter, is to build a false sense of comradery.

 

They will throw out terms like, we are a team and family, quite often. This is to lure you into a false sense of comfort. This is the equivalent of your best friend hitting on your significant other.

And when you catch wind and confront them, they say, of I was just making sure she’s loyal bro.

Sure you are bro.

The false sense of comfort they will try to build, is so they can still your commission and clients, in a passive aggressive manner, and act like they didn’t mean any harm.

Consultations Gym BROS Social media

The consultations are a hit or a miss.

  1. They don’t show up
  2. They freebie seek
  3. They want to workout with their bro or friends who are in worse shape than them.
  4. Most gyms don’t pay you for these consults.
  5. Most gyms don’t pair consultations with the appropriate trainer.
  6. Most gyms play favorites and give them to their favorite trainers
  7. Most veteran trainers get all the good consults and you’re left with scraps.

 

The gym bros

  1. They hit on your clients, and try to charge less than your or offer to “train them for free”
  2. They half ass follow youtubers, and other social media figures workouts, and they have an immense knowledge of bro-science they live by.
  3. They bug you and try to pick your brain and get free advice
  4. They will preach to you about Arnold or some other steroid monkey, you don’t give a fuck about.
  5. They will secretly compare or openly compare themselves to you and try to compete with you.
  6. They want you to validate whatever split or program they are following. To which I simple reply thats dope. And yea you are on track. Rather than poking flaws in their ideology as to not up set their delicate egos.

 

The yo-yo dieters

  1. They swear by the treadmill and the bs diet they saw on dr. oz.. They always swear they know what to do, but just haven’t gotten around to it. And rather than poke holes in their programming, you just pacify them and send them on their way.

 

Social Media

  1. Most of these fit people have no idea what they are talking about
  2. Most of them have plastic surgery or some kind of elective surgery, which makes them gurus, so their word triumphs yours.
  3. Most of them ore on steroids, and lie about it, hell some of them even take steroids, and tell people how to do the same, so their word triumphs yours
  4. People sell herbalife, vi life or isagenix and give out free bs workout challenges to follow and people fall for it, so again their word beats yours.

Shady Business practices

One day I will review all the gyms I have worked for, and all the gyms, I have trained at. Not all gyms are bad, some have legitimate business practices. Other gyms not so much, and some have clever workarounds.

The main problems you will encounter, are the following:

  1. Cancellations are a headache, and corporate hotlines suck.
  2. Corporate lies to you, and misrepresents a promotion or service, and you then knowingly lie to customers, who will get mad at you, and you will get mad at your superiors, and corporate because you now look like the bad guy.

The Managers

They want you to find the money at all times.

  1. What this means is they want you to sell more to your existing clients
  2. They want you to do free consultations that your are not paid for
  3. They want you to get referrals
  4. They want you to work free booths and give out demos
  5. They want you to walk the gym floor and pester people.
  6. They will go over your book of business and generate bs sale quotas for you to hit and become upset when you fail too.
  7. They will set unrealistic goals for you to hit, to which you will begrudgingly say yes to.
  8. They will lie to you during your interview to make it seem as if some unrealistic amount of money can be made just by working for them.

Is becoming a personal trainer worth it?

You can make more money than working a minimum wage job, which is great, if you are working your way through school.

You won’t make great money and you may make minimum wage, if you work for planet, charter, or la fitness, because they have the worst pay scales in the industry.

Your pay is not hourly so it is not guaranteed.

Because they pay is not guaranteed other trainers will definitely steal clients and management will do little to nothing about it.

There are a lot of variables that can make or break you.

Summary

These are some of my biggest pet peeves, when it comes to being a trainer, the next part in the series will be 10 reasons to consider becoming a trainer. If you have enjoyed this article and video please, comment, like and subscribe.

 

What can I do to improve my family’s diet?

What can you do to improve your family’s diet?

What can you do to improve your family’s diet? The answer to this question is simple. Do you want to die? Do you want your loved ones to die? If you answered no to one hopefully both of these questions, than this article is for you. If not than I suggest seeking medical advice, preferably as soon as possible.

All jokes aside, if you have the intentions of living a long and fulfilling life, and you want the same for your family and loved ones. Than you have to have a plan of attack.

Most of the time our loved ones tell us, its too late for them. They say they are to old or to fat, or insert your own adjective here.

Grab whoever is on board first

First and foremost, in order to improve your family’s diet, you have to partner with those who are willing first. You can’t save everyone, but through a strategic plan you can fortify a stronghold and accountability system.

Are you the purchaser of food

If you are the one responsible for buying foods, you can let your family no, that in the next few months, you are going to gradually be increasing the healthy options, and limiting the bad options.

Have them voice there opinions outside of them complaining about you limiting snacks. Ask them what healthy things they prefer to eat, or if its anything they would like to try.

If you are not the bread winner, ask the one who does the shopping, if they could slowly increase they healthy options and limit the junk food.

Doctors orders

If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, its a strong possibility that, your loved ones could develop these issues as well. So explain to them, the hell of having these health conditions, and how you want better for them.

Practice what you preach

A lot of times people implement the healthy diet for the family, but don’t follow it themselves. Don’t be that person, be a team player, and put your family in a good position.

Summary

These are just a few examples of things you can do to help to improve your family’s diet. I will expand upon these ideas in following articles. Make sure you comment below if you have any questions.

Bio Hacking | Weight loss supplements

Weight loss supplements 101

Learning what basic components make up weight loss supplements, can make or break your ability to purchase quality supplements. This is going to be a quick article detailing what you need to do in order to make smart purchasing decisions. Alternatively, you can buy and experiment with some of these, supplements, rather than buying a brand name fat burner.

Are fat burners or Weight loss supplements worth it?

I get asked this question often, are fat burners or weight loss supplements, worth it? My short answer is it depends. I’ve seen people take weight loss supplements and barely exercise let alone change their diets. Did those people get results? I’ve seen mavericks who in this niche population who believe they don’t need to exercise lose weight, just from implementing a weight loss supplement. But the opposite is true as well. I’ve seen people not get results, and its largely to blame on the fact that they didn’t change their diets or exercise at all.

Now on the other side of the coin I’ve seen people change everything and lose weight rather quickly, and people who despite changing everything didn’t lose weight as fast as weight loss supplement companies would like you to believe.

Where does Bio hacking come into play.

I’m appropriating the word bio hacking here. The reason I am doing that is so that you understand, how each individual ingredient plays a role in weight loss supplements. Often times many weight loss supplements are under-dosed. Meaning they may contain the ingredients necessary to lose weight. But not at an adequate dosage.

The term bio hacking simply means, using the ingredients I will list below as a tool to modify what you are currently doing. Thus being able to induce weight loss, and understand the how and why things must be done in a certain format.

I want to take the mystery out of the basics of weight loss, so that a majority of people can see results as fast as possible. There will still be outliers with medical conditions the may require additional help. This blueprint should get the ball rolling for a majority of you guys.

Using Weight loss Supplements to bio hack our bodies.

I will now briefly outline the main ingredients found in weight loss supplements, that you can purchase, as stand alone products. You can take them in conjunction with each each other, or one at a time, to see what yields the best results for you.

Caffeine

Caffeine is a staple in all stimulant based weight loss supplements. It functions as a thermogenic, and fat burner.

A thermogenic, basically raises the body’s temperature, which can result in weight loss. In terms of being a fat burner, it breaks down triglycerides and into fatty acids, which our bodies then use for fuel.

Always start on the low end in terms of dosages, you would start off a 100 mg and slowly add 50-100 mg, over time, its recommended that you don’t go over 450 mg.

Yohimbine

Yohimbine is something I would consider a lot more aggressive than caffeine. It’s mostly used by men, as well. Some use Yohimbine, as a libido enhancer. Outside of that interesting fact.

It is primarily used by the weight loss supplement companies, as an active ingredient in many products.

I’ve also seen women use Yohimbine , and lose a significant amount of weight from it. Yohimbine however, due to its aggressive nature should be used sparingly, in a cycle format. Meaning either 2 weeks on two weeks off, or a month on and a month off. Yohimbine is not something that should be used long term.

5-HTP

5-HTP is primarily used to reduce carb cravings which can be especially beneficial, during a weight loss journey. 5-HTP can even be useful for those who a looking to cut for a bodybuilding show. It even has cognitive functions as well.

Bio Hacking | Weight loss supplements Summary

This is just a quick briefing, the next time you consider buying a weight loss supplement, check the ingredients to see if any of these are listed. As time goes on I am going to tighten up my writing and re vamp my articles. I have 40 wrote so far, when I get to 100 I am going to edit them and restructure them so they flow better. In the mean time if you have any questions shoot me a message or comment below.