How WOMEN can lose fat and define curves with just ONE tool

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Let’s just get something straight: when it comes to losing fat, there is no one “right” way to do it. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a best way.
Sure, you can use a myriad of equipment–barbells, dumbbells, or even your own bodyweight–and they all have merit. They’re all “good.” They all get the job done.

But when it comes to training specifically for women’s fat loss, there’s one tool that trumps them all: the kettlebell.

I’m not trying to be hype-y, I just recognize facts.

And the fact is, kettlebells are NUMBER ONE on the list of things I recommend for women looking to lose fat. Every. Single. Time.

Why are kettlebells are so great for women?

I’ve worked with thousands of women who want to burn fat, build shapely curves, and take their fitness to the next level.

Just like you, these women want the best possible fat loss workouts, and they’re looking to save time. Because just like you, they have jobs, or families, or active social lives–usually all three.

For those reasons, I consistently recommend kettlebells. Let’s look at the TOP THREE reasons why…

3 Reasons Kettlebells Are My Number ONE
Tool For Female Fat Loss

1) Incredible Convenience

Hopefully you know by now that rather than spend hours in the gym, it’s possible to get an awesome, fat-blasting, full body workout in less time than it takes to actually drive to the gym.

Kettlebells make that even better; they engage the entire body in a unique way, so lack of time is no issue. A great KB workout can take little as 10-20 minutes. Seriously!

It’s pretty incredible what you can do with just one kettlebell (as you’ll see in the beginner workout below). ONE moderately sized kettlebell is all you need to achieve an effective, total body, fat-burning workout.

Plus, they’re so easy to keep at home and store out of sight when not in use. Because so many of my clients like to do fast, convenient workouts right at home, that’s a huge benefit!

2) Instant Full Body Workouts

A lot of the workouts I send you fall under the category of “metabolic resistance training.” The reason for this is that that (according to nearly a dozen studies), MRT is THE most effective fat loss training methodology.

With kettlebells, MRT goes to the next level, because all of the most important KB exercises are dynamic and multi-joint, allowing for total recruitment of the body.

I spoke to my friend, Neghar Fonooni (RKC II, author of the Lean & Lovely training system, and one of the top female kettlebell experts in the world), and asked her to explain. Here’s what she said:

“What’s especially unique to the kettlebell is its handle, which creates an offset center of gravity. This makes it ideal for dynamic movements like swings and snatches, and causes your stabilizing muscles to have to work over time.”

Take an exercise like the kettlebell swing, for example: With just one move you’re working your glutes, quads, abs, lats, and shoulders, all while burning fat and revving your metabolism.

Kettlebell training combines stability, flexibility, strength, and cardio ALL AT ONCE, allowing you to simultaneously build muscle and burn body fat.

Because you can get so much out of each KB exercise, there’s built in efficiency; so you get amazing benefits with fewer exercises and in less time than with other workouts. And, in most cases, BETTER results.

Talk about a Triple Threat!

3) Automatically Geared Towards Women’s “Trouble Spots”

This is my personal favorite, which is why I’ve saved it for last. Very simply put, training with kettlebells helps you work on a lot of the “trouble spots” that so many of my female clients struggle with.

Kettlebell training works your hips, hamstrings, butt, and upper back. And doing that–as long as you do it the right way–will develop those areas and make them look shapely and sexy, rather than soft, or overdeveloped.

Earlier, I mentioned the swing, which is probably the most common of all KB exercises. For good reason: it’s one of the most effective. Not only is it highly metabolic, it’s also one of the BEST ways to train the glutes and hamstrings–leading to a high, round, shapely butt sitting on top of firm, tight legs.

PLUS, when you perform exercises like that, your shoulders, back, and arms are constantly working without overworking; the result is pretty great. As an example, here’s a picture of my friend Neghar (the kettlebell expert I mentioned) that shows how great her back looks.

Now, you’ll notice two things. First, that her upper back looks amaaaaaaazing. And second, that she’s wearing a gorgeous wedding dress.

I decided to share THIS particular picture with you to drive home a very real point: training with kettlebells will help you burn fat and build lean, sexy curves–but you’ll develop a body that is undeniably feminine. A body that look as good in a wedding gown as it does in gym clothes!

And that’s something I think we can all get behind.

Kettlebells and YOU

You can see why I love kettlebells so much, especially when it comes to women’s fat loss. Really, there’s NO other tool that offers so much at once. You get the best results with the least equipment and the least time spent.

But that ONLY happens if you’re using kettlebells the right way. As awesome as they are, they’re not magic! Ya can’t just pick up a kettlebell, start swingin’ it around, and expect to see results.

Instead, you need to use proper form in combination with a great training program; one written by a coach who really knows what they’re doing.

Even better, you want to use a kettlebell program specifically designed for women to lose fat, build strength, and improve their overall fitness.

And today, I want to give you EXACTLY that.

Twice now I’ve mentioned my friend Neghar Fonooni, one of the top experts IN THE WORLD when it comes to using kettlebells for women’s fitness and fat loss. During her 13+ years in the industry, Neghar has helped thousands of every day women lose fat and reveal amazing bodies.

As a busy mom and a busy entrepreneur, Neghar understands the unique challenges that women face, because she’s been there. She also understands the specific physiological and hormonal considerations that come along with getting women into shape.

So when I tell you Neghar is one of my top sources when it comes to female fat loss, you can see why. And when it comes to using kettlebells for female fat loss, she is number ONE, no contest.

All of which makes me super excited to tell you about Neghar’s brand new program, Lean & Lovely. As you might expect, it is a complete body transformation system and fat loss program,specifically for women, and featuring those awesome kettlebells we talked about as the primary tool.

Lean & Lovely is so much different than any other fat loss system I’ve come across, and that’s one of the many things that makes it so amazing.

In addition to the 12 weeks of awesome workouts, the video demonstrations of proper form, the bonus workouts you can do anywhere, and the top-notch nutrition info, L&L also touches on themindset aspect of fitness. And this is something most programs avoid.

With Lean & Lovely, you’re not just getting a training program. You’re learning how to train for YOUR body. You’re not just getting a “diet” – you’re learning to lose fat without dieting.

And, it’s written by one of the top female coaches in the world, so you can be SURE the workouts are going to help you blast fat in NO time.

PLUS, you’re going to make consistent progress–no more back and forth nonsense: the design ofLean & Lovely ensures that you’re moving unfailingly towards your goals, and NEVER plateauing.

Let me tell you right now that A LOT of programs cross my desk each month, and I have never seen anything quite like this. I know it’s going to change a lot of bodies and lives, and I want to help make that happen.

So does Neghar.

Which is why she’s offering Lean & Lovely for a HUGE, 50% discount to celebrate its release.

That’s right: for this week (and this week ONLY), Neghar’s brand new, amazingly effective, incredibly unique L&L body transformation system is on sale for HALF PRICE.

Obviously, I think very highly of Lean & Lovely, and Neghar herself. And as you already know, I love kettlebells.

Which is why I think this is an absolute NO brainer: you’re getting a whole training program using the ONE tool I constantly recommend for women’s fat loss, written by one of the TOP coaches in the world…

…and you’re getting it for less than 50%.

I can’t think of a better “perfect storm” of conditions for you! This is literally everything you’ve been waiting for, and I’m just happy I get to be the one to tell you about it!

And just to give you a taste of how truly awesome Lean & Lovely style kettlebell training is, Neghar has been kind enough to send over an incredible sample workout, just for you!

Check this out, and get ready to fall in love with L&L training…

BOOM! Quick, fun, and effective: a complete, full body fat burning workout in 15-20 minutes, and with just ONE kettlebell!

The best part is the built in modification: to make it more challenging, just go on the higher side of the recommended reps and sets; to dial it down, stay on the lower side.

You’re going to LOVE it.

When you try the workout, you’ll see why I absolutely recommend that you grab Lean & Lovelyduring the 50% off launch sale this week. It gets my highest endorsement, just like Neghar.

So if you’re really ready to burn fat, build lean, sexy curves, and change every aspect of your fitness, DO NOT miss out on this.

==> The BEST Kettlebell Fat Loss Program for Women < — L&L for 50% off

Lean & Lovely is on sale for less than HALF PRICE, but only until Friday at midnight. (Neghar also just announced a new bonus, so you should check out the site for info on that!)

In the meantime, DEFINITELY let me know how you liked the workout!

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The Better Cardio Alternative

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Can you build some respectable muscle mass
by “heavy training”?

Of course you can…

However — everyone eventually hits “The Ceiling”.

And when you hit that ceiling — heavy weights just

don’t give you any results any more.

Plus — the wear and tear on joints is brual.

So many legends of the sports can barely move

now because of they just trained heavy and never

did anything else.

Dorian Yates ripped 3 muscle groups and was forced to retire.

Is there a better way?

Is there actually a NEW way to train where you can build muscle

(and get lean, cut and ripped) by stressing the muscles in a

BRAND NEW WAY?

ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY!

There’s a totally new training system that’s really creating “shock waves”

in the industry right now. Check it out because it’s exactly what the doctor

ordered.

You can expect a REALLY quick burst of muscle growth while dropping

3% to 5% bodyfat simultaneously. That’s what normally happens.

P.S. This new system uses the same principles that creates the most muscular ripped athletes on the planet. I think you’re going to do dig it: Learn more here

P.P.S. Check out the funny “Musclehedz” cartoon on the letter – go here and see.

It really captures what I’m saying here.

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Nick Nilsson (aka the Mad Scientist of Muscle) did something crazy

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In honor of “Cyber Monday,” Nick Nilsson (aka the Mad Scientist of Muscle) has decided,
spur on the moment, to do something crazy that he hasn’t done in a LONG time and will likely
NEVER do again.

…and that’s put a package of ALL twelve of his books on sale for an INSANELY low price.

REGULAR PRICE TOTAL for all twelve of his books: $351.45

Yours right now for just $97…(click here to buy now)

He has told me that this price WILL go away Tuesday, Nov 27th at midnight CST…no extensions.

Here’s the list (and it includes ALL the bonuses and add-on, extra cost program options –
he’s included EVERYTHING from EVERY book, so the true value is actually a LOT greater).

I’ve listed the books and their regular prices below…

You can also learn more about each of the books by clicking here

Mad Scientist Muscle – Reg $47.00
Metabolic Surge – Rapid Fat Loss – Reg. $69.95
Muscle Explosion – 28 Days to Maximum Mass – Reg. $39.95
Gluteus to the Maximus – Build a Bigger Butt Now! – Reg. $39.95
Hybrid Training – Reg. $24.95
Specialization Training – Reg. $9.95
The Best Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of – Reg. $19.95
The Best Abdominal Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of – Reg. $19.95
The Best Arm Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of – Reg. $19.95
The Best Chest Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of – Reg. $19.95
The Best Back Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of – Reg. $19.95
(New!) The Best Shoulder Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of – Reg. $19.95

Nothing more to say…even if you have one or more of his books already, this is a
RIDICULOUSLY good deal and you’ll be getting your money’s worth for sure.

Click here to buy Nick’s twelve book package now for just $97…

And remember, this price will TRIPLE at midnight tomorrow (Central Standard Time).

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Pros and Cons of Carb Intake

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Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to spend quality time around a lot of people that have competed in fitness modeling or bodybuilding competitions.

These are people whose JOB it is to get and stay at single-digit bodyfat levels. 

I’ve noticed one thing in particular that everyone of these physique competitors have in common… 

They ALL use carbohydrate “manipulation” as one of the main nutrition factors that they focus on to get seriously lean. Carb manipulation simply means cycling carbs strategically on a daily or weekly basis.

And there’s absolutely no reason you can’t do the same exact thing too!

But first, you need to realize that carbs are not necessarily the enemy all the time. In fact, they can actually be your best fat burning friends – IF you use them strategically.

So if you really want to control fat loss once and for all and learn how it’s possible for you to “mimic” the fitness pros who sport a six pack abs and super models who keep their tummies flat, it’s crucial for you to understand the pros and cons of carb intake.

Trust me, it can be a love-hate relationship.

The Pros of Carbs

Carbs are muscle sparing. In other words, they preserve and prevent the breakdown of lean calorie burning muscle tissue.
They provide energy to the brain and the body.
They help spark our metabolism and keep it elevated to prevent metabolic slowdown and keep fat-burning hormones at optimal levels.
They fuel vitally important metabolic processes in the body that can help us exercise harder and recover faster.
They stimulate insulin, which leads to a very anabolic/muscle building environment (this is kind of a catch 22 as you’ll read in a second).

The Cons of Carbs

Carbs spike insulin levels and elevate blood sugar. It’s almost impossible to burn body fat in the presence of high insulin levels. (hence – the catch 22 above)
Consuming too many carbs over lengthy periods of time can lead to a lot of fat spillover (see chart below), which leads to excess fat storage. Think obesity, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
Carbs (especially processed carbs) are the most abused nutrient from both a health and fat loss perspective.
Excess carb intake creates a lot of water retention, which leads to a soft look so it makes you look and feel bloated.
Processed carbs hide nasty fillers and chemicals that can potentially lead to severe health challenges. We call these obesity additives.

Additionally, grain-based processed carbs such as cereasl, breads, and most pastas contain “anti-nutrients” and gluten that can block fat-loss and potentially lead to various types of autoimmune diseases and internal inflammation. 


Now you can see why people think you can just cut out carbs to lose weight.

Obviously there’s a lot more to it because we need carbs to stay healthy and keep our metabolism happy and burning fat.

Additionally, low carb diets really only work for 5 to 7 days at a time before your thyroid and leptin levels react negatively to slow metabolic rate and suppress fat burning hormones.

Now you can see the crux of carb intake. It can be a double-edged sword.

That’s why you gotta get “sneaky” and cycle your carb intake to maximize both your health and long term fat-loss. And that exactly what my buddy Shaun Hadsall shows you how to do in his 4 Cycle Fat-Loss Carb Cycling System.

You’ll discover exactly how to eat LOTS of carbs and NEVER store them as fat with a brand new technique called Macro-Patterning™ and it’s pretty darn cool if I do say so myself.

In fact, it’s mandatory that you use high carb days and even your favorite cheat foods when using Shaun’s new system.

You’ll use your favorite carbs to:

1. Stimulate the hormones that control your body’s ability to burn off stubborn belly fat
2. PREVENT the metabolic slowdown that causes plateaus when trying to lose weight with a traditional “diet”.
3. Double the fat-burning effect EVERY time you exercise

That’s what makes Shaun’s 4 Cycles of Fat Loss unlike any other nutrition plan on the planet.

The end result? You RID “dieting” from your life forever and AVOID rebound weight gain once and for all.

Woohoo! NO MORE dieting!!

The weight-loss industry has needed a solution like this for years so it’s something that I HIGHLY recommend.

GRAB this system. You won’t regret it. And right now it’s HALF price to celebrate the official “release party” going on this week only.

But wait. If that’s not enough to get you off the fence, you also get instant access to Shaun’s 7 Day Ab “Targeted” Exercise bonus with your ½ price order.

This guide contains some BRAND new extremely powerful techniques that literally forces your body to release the hormones that “break apart” and release stubborn pockets of fat (and even cellulite) into the blood stream to burned off.

So you’ll visually see your belly get flatter in only 7 days. But in addition to that, Shaun shows you how you can combine this sequence with his 7 Day Carb Depletion Diet (Cycle 1 of the 4 Cycle Solution) to “see” your belly get significantly flatter.

All in only ONE short week.

Harness the power of carb cycling and Macro-Patterning™ to experience 7 days of your FASTEST fat-loss ever

Remember, the price doubles in just a few days and the *free* rapid-fat loss bonus disappears for good – so take action now.

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How eating MORE carbs can “reboot” your metabolism (new method)

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If you’ve ever dieted before, then there’s know doubt you’ve probably dealt with the pain and frustration that comes with trying to cut carbs and calories at the same exact time.

How do I know?

Because just like you and hundreds of thousands of other people, I’ve dealt with the SAME frustrations as you have for the last 14+ years of being a fitness professional.

I’m sure you’re probably very familiar with the painful list that comes with using the “traditional” dieting approach – just like I am:

Living in a huge calorie deficit and feeling hungry all the time.
Constantly feeling run down and carb depleted with zero energy.
Depriving yourself of your favorite carbs and all the foods you love to eat.
Missing out on all the fun stuff like social events, parties, and family gatherings.
Feeling restricted and inconvenienced with limiting food choices day after day after day.
A sluggish and slowing metabolism.
Suppressed fat burning hormones that block your body from burning fat.
Loss of strength and even precious calorie burning lean muscle tissue.
Unhealthy obsessions over food and constantly worrying about what you’re putting in your body.

Perhaps you’ve heard that in order to avoid all these painful consequences and lose belly fat you should just avoid carbs altogether and eat more like a caveman. Wrong.

Or maybe you’ve heard that you need to cut calories later in the evening and stop eating carbs late at night before bed. Wrong – AGAIN.

In fact, these are the EXACT opposite steps you should be taking in order to “reboot” your metabolism and keep your hormones “healthy”, happy, and burning belly fat.

And if you’ve ever tried to “diet” by cutting carbs and calories, research now shows there’s over a 90% change that your metabolism has been radically altered and damaged.

But not anymore.

That’s because my good friend Shaun Hadsall just released his brand new 4 Cycle Solution.

An eight week Step-by-Step carb cycling system that uses a brand new nutrition method called Macro-Patterning™, which shows you exactly how to overcome all this dieting nonsense and heal ANY damage you may have done from previous crash dieting.

In fact, when you use Macro-Patterning™ it’s easy to eat LOADS of carbs and NEVER store them as fat.

And in addition to the fact that Shaun is already discounting this new system at HALF off, he’s also throwing in Fast Start Video Lessons for anybody who orders today.

So through today (and today only) you’ll get the ENTIRE course, which includes a Quick Start Session AND all four proven Macro-Patterning™ Cycles on video. This has a real value of $300 and right now it’s yours 100% *FREE*.

Cycle 1 – The 7 Day Carb Depletion Diet: “Shut off” your body’s dependence on sugars and make belly fat your “go to” energy source to visually SEE your belly get flatter in just 7 short days.

Cycle 2 – The Macro-Patterning™ Cycle: Use LOTS of carbs to accelerate fat-loss and maintain a fat burning environment round the cock 24/7. No more plateaus. No more metabolic slowdown. No more suffering from traditional low carb trendy diets.

Cycle 3 – The Accelerated Fat-Loss Cycle: Because your body is super smart it can adapt very quickly. This is the first fat-loss cycle ever designed to overcome EVERY type of plateau of sticking point the body uses to stop you from losing weight so you STAY on the fat-loss fast track.

Cycle 4 – The “Diet Break”: By this point you’ll have overcame every type of adaptive response related to burning stubborn body fat. Now it’s time to put your fat-loss on cruise control by enjoying happy hour every Friday and even using all your favorite Cheat Foods through the weekend – WITHOUT suffering any rebound weight gain.

Shaun’s new 4 Cycle Fat-Loss Carb Cycling System is on sale this week only at HALF price to celebrate the “official” release. This program has already received a TON of national attention, so it’s proven to work like gangbusters.

If you pick up Shaun’s new program TODAY, you’ll also get the entire system (ALL 4 proven cycles) on video 100% FREE.

This is literally like your very own “mini” PhD on how to eat MORE carbs and NEVER get fat.

Now truth be told, almost everybody who tries to start ANY type of rapid fat-loss plan messes up their hormones, damages their metabolism, and literally forces their body to gain the weight right back.

But when you use this particular carb cycling approach based on the unique (and proprietary) Macro-Patterning™ nutrition method — you’ll see how simple it can be to finally get and keep a flat belly.

And don’t forget about the $300 Fast Action Video Lessons Bonus for anyone who grabs 4 Cycle Solution today.

So if you really want to “target” belly fat legitimately, WITHOUT old-school “dieting” or wreaking havoc on your metabolism, grab your HALF price copy of the 4 Cycle Solution right here:

==> HALF off 4 Cycle Solution Fat-Loss PLUS Fast Start Video Lessons *FREE*

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‘How To Get Published’ in fitness magazines released today

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People that get to know me realize that I’m always trying to promote my athletes.

I also try to teach them how to get into magazines but not just get a photo printed or even a cover.

I try to teach them how to have a career and become successful.

When I found out these guys were actually teaching it I got excited.

Yeah, the joke is we say magazine articles are all written by the same three people…

That’s partly true – these three guys are the go to guys.

Lou Schuler, Sean Hyson, and John Romaniello just announced the release of their new product, How to Get Published: Writing Domination in the Fitness Industry:

>>>How to get your work published in fitness

They’re offering $50 off on this comprehensive resource that shows you

how to improve your writing skills, build an audience, get the attention of magazine editors, create a revenue-generating business, and even achieve the ultimate recognition of your expertise: a published book.

You can get all the details here:

>>>How to get your work published in fitness

I’ve know Lou, Sean and Roman for several years now and I can personally tell you that they are the best in the industry whether you want to break through and finally get published in the magazines or you want to write profitably for your own blog.

Now you can save $50 off their complete blueprint for writing success by going here now:

>>>How to get your work published in fitness

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What is Your Ideal Body Proportion?

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Have you ever wondered how you can tell when something is out of proportion?

>>See what a true golden ratio looks like<<

I'm sure you've seen a person who seems like their arms are just too short...or their legs are really short, or they have a long torso. Or their calves are too big for the rest of their body, or they've got too much shoulder and not enough chest, or too much chest and not enough back.

You've seen it, you can spot it almost immediately, but how on earth do you know what is proportional or not? It seems that we've all got a built in proportion radar that is tuned to some sort of ideal proportion or physique.

You know it when you see it, the perfect physique, and perfect proportions, and you certainly know it when you see someone out of this proportion.

The big question is: how is this possible?

It must be literally built into your DNA to recognize perfect proportions.

Well I've recently interviewed John Barban the author of the Adonis Index System. And this is what he had to say when he was researching this phenomenon.

"This concept was bugging me and for years. I was trying to figure out what this ideal proportion was and how on earth we were genetically built to recognize it.

It led me into researching art, art history, sculpture, anthropometrics and anatomy, plastic surgery and even dentistry!

What I found out was the human body seems to be built around a specific proportion that we recognize as ideal. This proportion is called the "Golden Ratio" and it's mathematical expression is 1:1.618. It recurs throughout nature in all forms of life and it seems to be consistent with what we find attractive to the eye, in nature, in art, in both plant and human life. In short this could easily be called the ratio of symmetry and beauty.

This proportion applies to the length of your arms and legs compared to your body and total height, it even applies to the length of your hands and fingers, and even to the shape of the individual units of your DNA!

Plastic surgeons use this ratio to reconstruct a face after people have suffered trauma from an accident, and dentists use this ratio to set people's teeth into perfect symmetry.

In short the human body, your limbs, your hands, your fingers, your face and even your teeth are all proportioned to the golden ratio. And it is this ratio that we are expecting to see.

So when you see someone who's arms seems a bit 'too short', now you know it's the golden ratio that is the barometer for knowing how far off they are.

I took this concept a step further and applied the golden ratio to the classic V-taper of your body, namely your waist to your shoulders, and as it turns out the most ideal and perfectly proportioned body has a golden ratio from the waist to the shoulders.

The most proportioned and muscular sculptures and athletes have a golden waist to shoulder ratio.

>>See what a true golden ratio looks like<<

This specific ratio is what we've all been looking for. It's what classic bodybuilders like Frank Zane and Steeve Reeves had, it's the proportions and symmetry that the current mass monster generation of bodybuilders has lost, and it's what I think most of us want to get back to.

Once I realized this ratio was the key to the ideal proportioned physique I created a workout system to achieve this shape as quickly as possible. Getting to, and maintaining this 'golden proportion' is now my sole focus with my training and I'm guessing it's likely something you might want to look into for your body as well."

John has explained to me that this ratio applies to all men at all heights and all shapes and sizes. It's true that we all converge to a similar shape and size when we are lean, muscular and in our best condition.

Even pro bodybuilders all eventually converge to a similar shape and size on stage. Sure some are naturally bigger than others, but the general shape and size isn't THAT far off.

The same thing goes for the rest of us who aren't necessarily interested in competing in bodybuilding but just want to build our best looking physique.

The golden ratio is our best guide to an ideal proportioned physique.

In these pictures you can what John looks like at his true golden ratio (and a somewhat embarrassing pic of what he looked like when he was trying to 'bulk up')

>>See what a true golden ratio looks like<<

Forget the scale and find out what your golden ratio is - John has the right idea.

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What to eat, or how much to eat?

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When dieting down for a contest or just to get lean the most important question you need to ask is ‘how much should I eat?’

Most people get this part wrong and spend far too much time obsessing about ‘what’ to eat, and forget that the total calories matters more than what those calories are made of.

This is largely because people are borrowing ideas from bodybuilders who have a rigid and old school view of how to diet.

It usually consists of chicken and vegetables, some oatmeal, egg whites, maybe some sweet potatoes and rice. That’s about it. When you only allow yourself this limited choice of food it’s not hard to see why dieting starts to feel miserable. It’s also understandable why this sort of diet ‘works’. There is simply not enough food variety to ever really overeat. There is only so much chicken and veggies you can eat until you’ll be sick of both of them.

There is no magic to this style of eating, it’s simply a way to restrict total calories. Being this restrictive also makes it doable without counting calories as there is virtually no chance of going over on your calories if this is all that you’re eating.

Most top level competitors hire a coach to monitor this for them and change their diet on a weekly basis. This however is rather costly and most people don’t have the funds, or resources, or the need for a coach like this. Which means most people default to doing the strictest diet they can find in order to ‘make sure’ it works.

There is a better way to diet. A way that isn’t so restrictive and a way that allows you eat most, if not all of the foods you enjoy eating. It starts with understanding where you body is and where it needs to go, and then feeding it the appropriate amount of calories to get there.

The two main factors that will determine how many calories you should eat are your current bodyfat levels and how many hours per week you spend working out.

As your body fat levels changes from week to week so will your total energy requirement as well as your protein requirement.

Fitness author John Barban has come up with a diet software system that calculates your calorie and protein requires on a weekly basis so you can determine how much you need to eat to hit your ideal lean physique.

Once you know your daily calorie and protein totals for the week it’s up to you to decide what foods you eat to get them. He has used it successfully and has coached multiple clients successfully with this program with great results.

>>see results here<<

If traditional dieting just seems too restrictive for you may just want to check this new way of dieting out. It could very well be your answer to finally getting ripped, and enjoying the process of getting there!

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Are You Training or just Working Out

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If you’ve been paying attention to the diet and fitness industry you’ll notice that different workout styles come in and out of vogue. Most recently CrossFit has become popular, but it will fade in time just like many other styles like athletic training, Olympic lifting, power lifting, and ‘functional training’.

Each of these styles of workout had it’s benefits, but they key to maximizing that benefit is to take it 100% seriously and follow it with dedication.

I was recently talking with fitness author John Barban, and he described it as the difference between training with a purpose, or just merely ‘working out’.

The following story is what he told me when he realized what is was like to finally start ‘training’.

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“I started powerlifting in my late 20′s. I thought of myself as a pretty strong guy at the time, and I also thought that I knew how to train. Well I quickly found out I wasn’t that strong, and until I started powerlifting I wasn’t ‘training’, I was just ‘working out’.

You see most guys go to the gym without a structured plan, without knowing the exact sets, reps and rest times they will be faced with each day, and without understanding how each individual training sessions builds towards the next one.

My first powerlifting session left me in pain for over a week! We did an hour of squatting, then an hour of bench pressing, then another hour of squatting!!! And that was just Monday!

I had no idea what my body was capable of, and after that workout I realized I had just been going through the motions at the gym.

I started looking around the gym and realized most other guys were just working out. Sure they were building up a sweat and moving some weight, but they had no structure to their workouts, no plan, and they certainly weren’t pushing as hard as we were. And the most glaring of all, they weren’t making any progress, they looked the same week in and week out, and they lifted the same amount of weight in the same pattern week in and week out…looking back it’s no wonder that they never changed, they had no idea how to train or to progress.

Our powerlifting workouts were structured and regimented right down to the number of seconds of rest between sets. We had to complete every rep before we could move on to the next set. We had to complete ever set before moving on to the next exercise…no questions asked. If you missed a rep at the end of your set, you were not allowed to move on to the next set until you completed that rep, even if you had to do it as a single set of one rep.

This is when I truly understood what it meant to be ‘training’ vs ‘working out’.

Most guys go to the gym and just put in a ‘workout’. They go by feel, and ‘listen to their bodies’. I can tell you that this will not produce the results you’re hoping for.

If I had ‘listened to my body’ I would have quit powerlifting half way through the first workout when I found out we were going back to the squat rack for our second hour of squatting!”

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The point is that true growth and gains come when you’re outside of your comfort zone, and when you’re pushing past what you did the last time.

This is the most basic and fundamental concept in weight training, it’s called progressive resistance, the key word being ‘progressive’. That means it must get more challenging over time.

Without a structured program how will you ever know if you’re progressing, how will you know what the next step really is to get to your goals?

The short answer is, you won’t.

This is why a well designed structured program that is targeted towards your specific goals is a must.

>>Learn more about the program here<<

I'm not suggesting you do powerlifting, in fact John doesn't do powerlifting any more either. He realized that getting stronger at all costs was never really what he wanted.

What he really wanted was a symmetrical and proportioned physique with the classic V-taper, wide shoulders and a ripped narrow waist. This meant he had to come up with an entirely new training system to get there, and undo some of the changes that his previous powerlifting did to his body. Namely getting too big throughout his waist and allowing himself to gain far too much bulk and fat.

Using his experiences from past training programs he designed a system that progressed towards the goal of the V-taper proportions.

I've seen the program is it's not like any other system I've come across. You'll recognize principles of powerlifting, functional training, bodybuilding, and even Olympic lifting in it for sure, but never in this pattern or in this style.

The most interesting thing about this program is that it's designed with the single goal of a perfectly proportioned physique in mind.

If you're ready and willing to get outside of your comfort zone and start progressing towards your ideal physique then this program is what you're looking for.

>>Learn more about the program here<<

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