Belly Fat Isn’t Loose Skin…it’s just Fat

September 29, 2016 philife 0

The fat that we store around our abdomen (belly) is the same as the fat that we store every where else on our bodies but people seem to think this fat has a personality and is somewhat stubborn. The reality is that we just accumulate more fat in this area and therefore it takes longer to burn enough of it off to see the underlying muscles.


Dietary Supplement Packaging

September 29, 2016 philife 0

Dietary supplements are a big industry now and the packaging reflects it. It used to be that you could fill plain white bottles with your magic powder X and print up a basic white paper label and you were in business…not any more.

Supplement packaging has become big business with the regular use of mirror and rainbow holographic labelling, new and innovative bottle and box designs, special box formation and inserts and custom shapes and sizes.

Packaging is the most important point of contact before you make a purchase, so the package better be good.


Dietary Supplement Ingredients

September 29, 2016 philife 0

Dietary supplement ingredients range from plant extracts, to amino acids and hormones. Depending on the country you live in you maybe have access to any and all of the following types of supplements:

Herbal Extracts

Animal extracts

Hormones and hormonal extracts

Amino acids

Synthetic derivatives of plant extracts

Synthetic derivatives of hormones

Supplement ingredients are a highly processed items that bear little or no resemblance to the original material that is used to synthesize them.

An ingredient in chosen for a product based on cost, dose, claims that can be made using it, popularity (think hoodia or acai), and potential risk (think ephedra).

The actual effect the ingredient has is only one of many factors that determine if an ingredient will be used in a new supplement product.


Nutrition Products – Do They Work?

September 22, 2016 philife 0

The nutrition industry is big money as it’s total revenue is above $100 billion dollars per year! This is nothing to sneeze at.

So with all of this money spent on healthy foods, vitamins supplements and the like wouldn’t you expect the population to be getting healthier and leaner?

Unfortunately you can’t purchase ‘weight loss’ and you can’t purchase ‘health’. Both are the result of your lifestyle and there is no amount of supplements and designer foods that will deliver.

In this podcast we’ll talk about the disconnect between nutrition and health products and what they’re doing for your health.


The Anabolic Continuum

September 22, 2016 philife 0

Research on muscle building report a wide range of responders. There are those who gain virtually no muscle or strength, and there are those who have very impressive gains. If the weight training program was the same then the people doing the training must be different.

The response you will get from a weight training program is dependent upon your anabolic sensitivity. A number of factors go into assessing your anabolic sensitivity including age, training status, type of training, genetic predisposition, somatotype.

All of these factors collectively come together as a way of explaining where you land on the Anabolic Continuum.

In today’s lesson we’ll discuss what a confounding variable is, and explain that one of the biggest confounding variables in muscle building research is the anabolic sensitivity of each subject. Until researchers start categorizing where their subjects are on the Anabolic Continuum they will continue to have inconclusive results.


Anabolic Slow Down

September 22, 2016 philife 0

The effectiveness of your weight training workouts might be dependent upon where you are in the anabolic continuum.

This may be why different people get different results on the same workout program.

Where you are in the anabolic continuum may also be you best indicator of which exercise program to choose.

In todays podcast we’ll discuss the concept of Anabolic Slow Down and Anabolic Resistance, and your “Training Age” vs your “Biological Age”

We believe this is the biggest confounding variable in resistance training research and the reason why results are not consistent.


Fasting for Life Extension

September 22, 2016 philife 0

Life extension and anti aging products are becoming more and more popular ranging from diet protocols, to drugs, supplements, workouts and other medical therapies.

One of the biggest and most common claims of life extension comes from the benefit of intermittent fasting (up to 30-40 years life extension)

But how could we ever actually measure this? It would take at least an entire lifetime to know if it actually works.

The only way to prove if something actually works for life extension would be to study someone for their entire life (and a long one at that!) How could we ever do this?

It seems that life extension therapies or techniques aren’t something we could actually experiment or test just yet.

The best we can do is find centenarians (people who live to at least 100) and super centenarians (people who live to at least 110) and ask them how they did it!