Six New Rules Of Fat Loss & HFT Programs That Will Bust Your @ss!

Sick of boring fat loss programs that make you feel like an idiot? Does anyone really enjoy being on a treadmill or exercise bike? NO! Get 6 rules for fat loss and an intense training program for beginners through advanced right here.

I do not know about you, but I am sick of boring fat-loss programs that make you feel like an idiot. Does anyone really enjoy being on a treadmill or an exercise bike? Of course not! That is why that idiot at your gym is always on his cell phone the entire time he is on the treadmill.

He looked six months pregnant when he first joined your gym and now he looks like he is about to give birth. Oh well, so much for the benefits of low intensity cardio for fat loss. Here is a news flash. If you can talk on your cell phone while you are working out, then it is a worthless workout.

Lets forget about the sheer monotony of standard cardio training for a second. After all if it is effective then perhaps it is worth dealing with. The problem is that it is not effective. However, I do not need to convince you of this fact.

Every time you see the same fat people month after month in your local gym's step aerobics class, you know already that it is not effective. H#ll, you probably even tried doing cardio five days a week and got nothing out of it.

The reality is that 70 percent of fat loss is what you stuff in your face. As top trainer Mark Twight stated in a recent article: "Burning 300 calories in a cardio workout and then taking a post workout shake that is over 500 calories is not going to give you the results you want."


The First Rule Of Fat Loss:

    Anyone who has had great results with a cardio program is always going to be someone who reduced calories dramatically. In this person's case the fat loss was 90% diet and 10% training. Thus, the first new rule of fat loss is that you must have your diet locked in.

    Fat Loss Diets:

    Sure there are always people that are exceptions to the rule. However, you are not that person so get over it. Turn in your gold membership card at Krispy créme and start eating tons of green veggies, healthy fat such as olive oil, and high quality protein sources.

    Get all carbs from low glycemic veggies and fruits such as spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, berries and apples. Any time you are hungry have a spinach salad for a snack with some olive oil and walnuts. Sounds boring? Deal with it.

    What about meal frequency? Most trainers state that you must eat five small meals per day to lose fat. I do not buy it and do not think such a plan is a fit for everyone. Many people do well on three moderate meals per day.

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    Many do well on one major meal and a few snacks during the day such as the "Warrior Diet." The key is what you are eating not when you are eating it. Find a pattern that works well for you.


The Second Rule Of Fat Loss:

    The second rule of fat loss is that healthy fat does not make you fat. Excess calories, in particular excess from the wrong calories makes you fat. This is a hard concept to espouse. People still believe that fat makes you fat and it is simply not true.

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    Low fat diets are horrible for health and well-being. Healthy fat is critical for great skin, lubricated joints and optimal hormone production. Want to cut something out of your diet? Start with sugar in all of its various forms. Get sugar down to zero and you will get your glucose levels in a healthy range to induce fat loss.

    The only time sugar is beneficial is after a workout to help get the protein to the worked muscles. However, if you are fat, skip sugar all together. Get sugar down to zero for ten days and let me know what happens.

    Lets get back to fat. Low fat diets equal low testosterone and low progesterone production. Both are necessary for men women for optimal fat loss and well-being. Without adequate levels of fat in your diet, you will not have adequate levels of testosterone.

    Without adequate levels of testosterone you will not be able to build muscle. Building muscle is the most effective way to get rid of fat and keep it off. Which brings us to the third rule.


The Third Rule Of Fat Loss:

    The third new rule of fat loss is you must build muscle to win the battle against fat. Now you do not have to turn into a Venice Beach bodybuilder (not that it will happen by accident). You can have a lean and mean look rather than a bulky look.

    Sprinters are examples of high muscle beings and often have physiques that both men and women would love to have. Marathon runners on the other hand have skinny fat looks. They tend to follow high carb diets and their training is low intensity. This results in the unimpressive skinny fat look.

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    They are not fat in terms of taking up sheer mass, but have next to no definition. Not exactly what the average trainee is looking for. In addition, marathon running is terrible for the joints and for hormone production. Do not bother sending me your hate mail marathon addicts. It will be deleted upon receipt. Feel free to get your blood work done and prove me wrong if you think otherwise.

    Muscle building is similar to passive income. With passive income, you earn money while you are not working or you earn additional income while you are working. For example, while I am writing this article, people are visiting my site and purchasing my DVD's, kettlebells and other products that I offer via various affiliate programs.

    Low intensity cardio is similar to billable hours. You make money while you work. However, once you stop working, you stop making money. With cardio, you burn calories while you do it. Once you stop, the calorie burning stops as well. With muscle building, you ramp up your metabolism and when you stop working out, your body burns calories to rebuild and maintain muscle.

    Metabolism:

    Thus, while I am sitting on the couch right now writing this article my body is expending energy to maintain the muscle I have. Sounds efficient right? Of course it is and it is one of many reasons why you should re-direct your training time to strength training and minimize or cut our low intensity cardio.

    Sure some cardio is good for the heart. A few 20-minute sessions per week will fit the bill. Or you can simply do circuit training or intense cardio to get the benefits of both worlds. However, for fat loss cardio is at best inefficient. Spend your valuable time on what provides the greatest benefit.

    Circuit Training:


The Fourth Rule Of Fat Loss:

    The next new rule of fat loss is sleep. Sleep is critical for transforming your body. The only time your body makes changes is when you are sleeping. The greatest production of important hormones such as GH, testosterone, DHEA, and melatonin occurs when you are sleeping.

    Poor sleep equals poor hormone production and a poor transformation. Top researcher Thomas Incledon states that his clients who sleep 12 hours per night have the best hormone levels and the best fat loss results.

    Perhaps part of the reason is due to the fact that they only have 12 hours to eat. However, all joking aside, the real reason is due to the body having more time to rebuild and optimize hormone production. Low GH equals poor fat loss and poor muscle building.

    Growth Hormone:

    Fail to build muscle and real fat loss will continue to evade you. Now most of you are probably freaking out at the idea of sleeping 12 hours. Most people get on average six crappy hours of poor sleep per night or less. There is nothing that takes the place of quality sleep so do not bother looking.

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    You need to change your lifestyle to get a bare minimum of eight hours per night. Again that is the minimum. The more you can get the better. Work on getting nine hours of sleep per night and then another hour after each workout.

    Commit to this for one week and you will be amazed with what a difference it makes. Take magnesium before going to sleep on an empty stomach to help increase the quality of your sleep. 300-600mg will get the job done.

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The Fifth Rule Of Fat Loss:

    The next rule of fat loss is you must get your estrogen levels in the ideal ranges. For men, you want estradiol at 30 or below and estrone at the optimal range as well (do not have the optimal range on file). Have a blood test done for both to see where you are.

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    Women tend to feel great at around 200ng/dl for estradiol. Check with your Doc for the optimal estrone range. Here is the thing about estrogen. Excess estrogen causes fat retention and having high levels of fat causes estrogen retention. Thus, if you are fat you most likely have high estrogen levels (especially if you have the infamous "bitch tits" and big beer belly).

    Thus getting your bodyfat down will help get your estrogen levels down. At the same time getting your estrogen levels down will help get your body fat down.


The Sixth Rule Of Fat Loss:

    The final rule of fat loss is that fat loss requires mental toughness. Tell all of the slick marketers that tell you that fat loss is easy to go to h#ll. If it were easy, we would not be a fat nation. Fat loss is hard and requires mental toughness.

    If you are weak mentally you will find it easy to skip workouts and eat junk food. You will watch five hours of moronic TV shows instead of getting your nine hours of sleep in. You will eat donuts instead of green veggies.

    Make no mistake about it, fat loss is hard and most people will always be fat as a result. Accept this fact and develop some mental toughness. Without it you are doomed to fail. On a side note, anything worth having requires mental toughness and perseverance. Accept it, embrace it, and take charge of your life.

There you have it the new rules of fat loss. One final thing to think about is there is a big difference between fat loss and weight loss. You can lose several pounds and not lose any fat at all. On the other hand you can lose plenty of fat and not have your weight go down much.

Do not use the scale as an indicator of fat loss. Get regular body fat tests down to track your progress. Every four weeks will suffice.

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Sample HFT Training Programs

No article is complete without a sample training program. High Frequency Training (HFT) is an example of an effective program for building muscle and fighting fat. Start with four full body workouts per week for three weeks. Then have a back off week and move on to five full body workouts per week for another three weeks.

Then take another back off week and resume with six full body workouts per week. Any time you feel you are not recovering adequately, go back to four workouts per week. You may even have to take it down to three workouts per week from time to time. There is no generic fit for you. You must experiment and find your perfect fit. Be patient and persevere.

Beginner Option 1:

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Dumbbell Swing.
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    Wednesday-Saturday-Sunday:

    • 1-2 mile walks

Intermediate (5 days per week):

    Monday:

    • A-1: Barbell Military Press 3x6
    • A-2: Barbell Bent-over Row 3x6
    • Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • B-1: Dumbbell Lunge 3x12 each side
    • B-2: 1-arm Dumbbell Swing 3x12 each side
    • Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Lifeline USA Power Wheel Roll Out 3x6
    • C-2: Slow and controlled Sit-up 3x12 (4 seconds up and down)
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2.

      print Click Here For A Printable Log Of Monday.

    Tuesday:

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Dumbbell Renegade Rows.
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      Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • B-1: KB Squat 3x10
    • B-2: Double Dumbbell Clean 3x10


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KB Squat.

      Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Side Bend 3x10 each side
    • C-2: Hanging Leg Raise 3x10
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2.

      print Click Here For A Printable Log Of Tuesday.

    Wednesday:

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      Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • B-1: Barbell Squat 3x6
    • B-2: Romanian Deadlift 3x6
    • Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Lifeline USA Power Wheel Roll Out 3x6
    • C-2: Slow and controlled Sit-up 3x10 (4 seconds up and down)
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2.

      print Click Here For A Printable Log Of Wednesday.

    Thursday:

    Friday:

Advanced (6 days per week):

    Monday:

    • A-1: Dumbbell Clean and Press 3x10
    • A-2: Barbell Bent-over Row 3x10
    • Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • B-1: Suitcase Dumbbell Squat 3x12
    • B-2: Double Dumbbell Swing 3x12
    • Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x15 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Lifeline Power Wheel Roll Out 3x6
    • C-2: Slow and controlled Sit-up 3x12
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2. Finisher: 50 Bodyweight Squats

      print Click Here For A Printable Log Of Monday.

    Tuesday:

    • A-1: Dumbbell Incline Press 3x6
    • A-2: Dumbbell Renegade Row 3x6 each side
    • Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises

    • B-1: Dumbbell Clean and Squat 3x10
    • B-2: Dumbbell Romanian Deadlift 3x10

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Dumbbell Front Squat.
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      Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Side Bend 3x10 each side
    • C-2: Hanging Leg Raise 3x10
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2.

    • Finisher: Hindu Squat 50 Reps

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    Wednesday:

    • A-1: Barbell Bench Press 3x6
    • A-2: Weighted Pull-up 3x6
    • Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • B-1: Barbell Squat 3x8
    • B-2: Barbell Romanian Deadlift 3x8
    • Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Lifeline USA Power Wheel Roll Out 3x6
    • C-2: Slow and controlled Sit-up 3x10 (4 seconds up and down)
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2. Finisher: Bodyweight Squat 50 reps

      print Click Here For A Printable Log Of Wednesday.

    Thursday:

    Friday:

    • A-1: Dumbbell Bench Press 3x8
    • A-2: Weighted Pull-up 3x8
    • Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • B-1: Barbell Squat 3x8
    • B-2: One-arm Dumbbell Swing 3x10 each side
    • Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Lifeline USA Power Wheel Roll Out 3x6
    • C-2: Slow and controlled Sit-up 3x10 (4 seconds up and down)
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2. Finisher: Bodyweight Squat 50 reps

      print Click Here For A Printable Log Of Friday.

    Saturday:

    • A-1: Double Dumbbell Clean and Press 3x6
    • A-2: Double Dumbbell Bent-over Row 3x6
    • Do A-1 and A-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of A-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of A-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • B-1: Double Dumbbell Lunge 3x10 each side
    • B-2: Double Dumbbell Swing 3x10
    • Do B-1 and B-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of B-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of B-2. Long-term goal is to work up to 3x12 on both exercises.

    • C-1: Lifeline USA Power Wheel Roll Out 3x6
    • C-2: Slow and controlled Sit-up 3x10 (4 seconds up and down)
    • Do C-1 and C-2 in antagonistic fashion. One set of C-1, then a 1-minute break and then a set of C-2. Finisher: Jumper Squats 50 reps

      print Click Here For A Printable Log Of Saturday.

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