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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Cut Those Carbs!

More evidence that Moderating Carbohydrate Intake can lead
to fat loss.

We've been saying and writing it for years, and now an
increasing body of clinical evidence supports what you should
consider a basic principle of fat reduction: if you're in
relatively good shape and you're looking to get leaner, then
the #1 dietary change you should make is to moderate your
carbohydrate intake and up your protein immediately.

For some reason, people still don't want to understand and
accept that dietary fat per-se is NOT the issue for most
people who are active. It's the intake of excess carbohydrates
that is largely responsible for adding adipose tissue to your
body. Moderate the carbs and you'll drop the fat.

Here's the evidence. In a recent study, two groups were
monitored. Both groups consumed 30% of their daily calorie
intake in fats. The only significant dietary difference was
that one group consumed only 12% of their calories from
protein (58% carbohydrates), while the other group consumed
25% protein (45% carbohydrates).

Even with consistent fat intake and a relatively minor
reduction in carbs (from 58% to 45%), the results were clear.
After six months, the higher protein, lower carb group lost
a full 50% more fat than the higher carb group. I would
expect results to be even more dramatic if the carbohydrate
intake was dropped down closer to 40%, as in the popular
40-30-30 fat loss programs.

It’s important to realize that we’re not suggesting cutting
out carbohydrates altogether—this is ultimately
counter-productive—but rather a gradual reduction in carbs
to balance out the diet. There’s no doubt that most people,
and Americans in particular, over-eat carbohydrates—in
particular, heavily processed carbs and simple sugars.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Diamond Shaped Calves

Do you want a pair of chiseled calves that look great in shorts?
Popeye-like trunks that flex and tense-up with every step? Calves
are unique in that they require and can tolerate high levels of
continuous stress to be fully developed. They also can cause the
most amount of pain since the blood supply to your lower legs is
limited and allows the lactic to pool longer than other bodyparts
with better circulation. This routine is a one week, five day
blast that can be used once every month if desired. It really is
hard to overtrain the calves so we recommend blasting them as
often as you can.

Day One:
Standing Calve Raises: 5 sets of 10-12 repetitions (5 X 10-12 reps)
Seated Calve Raises: 3 X 12-15 reps
Donkey-Calve Raises: 2 X 12-15 reps

Day Two:
Giant Sets - Perform the whole cycle once without resting for
2 total Giant Sets.
Toe Presses on Leg Press Machine: 20 reps
Donkey-Calve Raises: 20 reps
Seated Calve Raises: 20 reps

Day Three:
Standing Calve Raises: 5 X 8-10 reps
Seated Calve Raises: 3 X 8-10 reps
Donkey-Calve Raises: 2 X 8-10 reps

Day Four:
Giant Sets - Perform the whole cycle once without resting for
2 total Giant Sets.
Toe Presses on Leg Press Machine: 30 reps
Donkey-Calve Raises: 30 reps
Seated Calve Raises: 30 reps

Day Five: On the last repetition of each exercise, hold the
contracted position for 30 seconds.
Standing Calve Raises: 5 X 10-12 reps
Seated Calve Raises: 3 X 12-15 reps
Donkey-Calve Raises: 2 X 12-15 reps

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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Revamp Your Routine
By Scott Miller

I'm not talking about all new exercises or routines, I'm talking about taking full advantage of the routine you use now.

You see so many people at the gym talking, goofing off, justthere going through the motions. If you're there to get Truly Huge (like I am), then there's not much room for that until you're done with your daily routine.
Many people don't even do warmups - it's quite surprising. Istarted doing warmups quite a while back, but just went through the motions. Now, I make sure every rep of every set of warmupsis doing just that, warming me up for the heavy lifting to follow. On your working sets, concentrate on each rep and each set,making sure you're doing your best to keep your form intact and doing the reps with purpose. Benching today? Feet flat on the floor, keeping your back on the bench, lower the bar slowly, no bounce off of your chest and concentrate on working your pecs to the fullest.

Between sets - stretch. I've just started doing that and itdoes make a difference. It helps keep the blood flowing and the muscles warm. I've found I can actually push/pull or lift more.

Don't forget about one other big thing for your routine - GOALS. I can't stress this enough, either. If you don't have any goals, you won't ever get anywhere or shoot for anything. Set goals,right them down and keep track of your progress.

My goals for 2007 at age 44 - 315# bench press, 450# squat again and 550# deadlift.

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Franco Santoriello Cybergenics Video

Here's an old Cybergnics clip I found.



What Happened To Cybergenics?

I get asked all the time by people that used Cybrgenics
and got great results, why can't they find it is stores
anymore.

Here is the story as best as I could find out.

The owner of the company sold it in the late 90's the new
owenrs were very bad business men and made too many changes,
they didn't know if it isn't broke you don't try to fix it.

They brankrupt themselves within 2 years. This is why you
don't see it at GNC, etc. If the first owner still ran the
company they would still be sold all over.

The buy out only involved the US right to the products, they
never stopped making it overseas.

You can still buy them online at
Cybergenics Home Page


Or call 800-635-8970

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