Wednesday, June 27, 2012


do you like it?

all depends how you frame-it / the context you place it in.

1. competition isn't the fighting, straining to outdo a 'competitor'

2. Competition is the daily juice of fun and enjoyment to yourself!
a.) the ultimate self-respect
b.) the joy to journey towards 'betterment'

smile more, think more progressive thoughts
say thank-you more
More appreciation - awareness
... all simple ways to compete.

And we are all winners!

Just get into the game. Go on - 'chance your arm'

Up an at em
Ignite victory today

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Curiosity is 'King'

It powers progress!

1. Without it, how can you look "beyond..."

2. how can you Energize the action to adventure into the next 'achievement'

spice it up today.
Galvanize your curiosity.

Ignite your progress

Monday, June 25, 2012

the supercharger

Get curious!
Be curious!

It powers us. It empassions our intuition - that drives our adventure. Life is a journey: enjoy the view.

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Organizational
explore them all

march through life to the rhythm of the beat you create.


Friday, June 22, 2012

Be a superstar! you are anyway - enjoy it...

There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things!

be a superstar...

Deep within you dwell slumbering powers; powers that will astonish you.
stuff you dream of & forces that will revolutionize your life when they're woken up.

.... Our greatest fear isn't that we're inadequate, but that we're powerful beyond measure.
It's our light, not our darkness, that frightens us! We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be a superstar?"
Actually, who are you not to be?
YOU playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make blast the glory within us. It is not just in some; it's in everyone!

Ignite it

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Hill-tribes in Nepal...

Their ability to move and carry huge loads up steep mountains and at the thin-air of high-altitude is amazing. It’s a remarkable testament to efficiency: as their characteristic movement is ‘intermittent-action’ - a few minutes of climbing followed by a few minutes of rest (taking the pack-loads off, and leaning against their hiking sticks) It’s the same saltatory method as animals!

Very interesting to note this isn’t a function of recent ‘scientific specialized physiology’ and ensuing action - but long-term behavior!
...The physiology didn’t adapt to the task, the task is adapted to the physiology!

Let’s remind ourselves that ‘intermittent-action’ is the principle way we move in play (watch children) and in sports!

  • Get moving (just in bursts)
  • & give it some OOMPH

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Lion Fitness

Imagine a Lion is stalking a Zebra then launching into a sprint to attack! The Zebra, startled - responds with a frantic sprint to escape. The Lion, unsuccessful on the first attack-lunge, quickly stops to rest and recover. The Zebra, now with an apparent opportunity to escape - stops and rests as well! They both know that ‘intermittent-action’ is more efficient. Also: neither the predator (here the lion) nor prey (here the zebra) exist in isolation... the predator could find other ‘opportunities’ whilst surveying the landscape in the intermittent rest period. Plus the prey is continuously ‘threatened’ by multiple predators - so simply over-expending energy to escape one predator could leave them over-vulnerable to other potential predators!

  • enjoy little burst of activity
  • give it some oomph
  • go on! get moving

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

a little story about whales

Whales: Marine Biologists calculated based on energy requirements for continuous swimming combined with their size & oxygen consumption: the theoretical maximum depth & time they can dive. Reality far exceeds the theoretical! As Whales don’t swim continuously but instead in ‘intermittent-action’ (a swim & glide approach)

Life success is about little bursts of action

get moving & give it some oomph

Monday, June 18, 2012

the week ahead!

Got Monday Blues?
now you know...

"The Saxon Deities give their names to the days of the week:
Sunna (Sunday),
Mona (Monday),
Tiw (Tuesday),
Woden (Wednesday),
Thuner (Thursday),
Friga (Friday),
Seatern (Saturday)."

"Sunna and Mona represent the sun and the moon; Seatern (Saetern) the anglicized name of the Italian harvest god. In Norse mythology, Woden or Odin is the sky god, patron of culture, and the inventor of runes. Friga is his wife, queen of the gods and the goddess of married love; she is thought to have become assimilated with Freya, another wife of Odin and goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Thuner or Thor, a son of Odin, is the god of thunder, famed for his hammer -- the thunderbolt -- which always returned to him after being hurled as a weapon. Tiw, or Tyr, another son of Odin, is the Norse god of war."

Thursday, June 14, 2012

YOU think you know!

Your unconscious brain makes a decision about 1/2 second before your conscious brain!

1. Yeah: re-read that

2. Then ponder what sort of 'environment' you place around yourself...

3. That's potentially the biggest area that can make/break who/what you are.

+ remember this
a.) genes are programmed in your body
b.) but it's only the 'environment' you place yourself in, that either triggers those genes into action or not.

Genes are a 'smoking gun' (only you can pull the trigger) - depending on the 'environment' around you, as that either sets it off or not.

Your unconscious brain makes a decision about 1/2 second before your conscious brain!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

YOU! '101'

  • You’re basically a bundle of lots of cells! (trillions of cells, in fact).

  • That’s just a bundle of dynamic systems combined together that makes you a ‘Body’.

  • Exercise-wise: You’re simply a rod (spinal column) with 2 sets of ball & socket joints (shoulder & hip joints) with some extra things hanging.

  • Food-wise: You are a long tube that absorbs nutrients along the way, before it ‘excretes’ out the waste.

  • It’s all activated by a ‘control box’ (brain) that communicates everything through our nervous system (Neurological highway) which you can think of as the ‘Super-highway’.

What are you going to do with it today?

Get yourself moving & give it some OOMPH!


Your thoughts…

What and how you think is totally controlled by you.
It sounds easy but we all have come across challenges that tamper and inhibit this simple formula.

“What do I do?” is the scream.

Let’s examine some common issues:
  • Lack of Confidence
  • Negative thought
  • Bad mood

Life is a spiral – either going up or down. Arrest the downward spiral, get a stop, then get some ‘upward’ momentum and motion of your spiral into a positive mode.
STOP the downward:

  • Acknowledge the situation
  • Think about a previous success and/or great experience
  • Relate that to your current situation
  • Set a small goal you can quickly achieve
  • A victory is a victory
  • Set the small goal (no matter how small)
  • Work off the new momentum
  • Keep winning!
  • We all love victory and the sweet smell of success
Galvanize more

You are what you think.

Some things to work on...

Awareness-Appreciation ‘Cycle’:

  • The more aware you are, the more appreciative you are
  • In turn…
  • The more appreciative you are, the more aware you become

The glass half full...
The door that closes, opens another...
The island where all the islanders wore no shoes, what an amazing opportunity to sell them shoes! (If you were a shoe-salesman and landed on an island where everyone was barefooted - what would you think)
It all depends on your perspective
Your perspective is driven by your thoughts.

Friday, June 8, 2012

When was the Government going to tell you...

You only need 15 mins 'exercise' (not the 30,40+ mins they espouse!!!)

One of the world's most prestigious medical journals (the Lancet) published an extraordinary study highlighting the simple fact
Lancet. 2011 Oct 1;378(9798):1244-53

Minimum amount of physical activity for reduced mortality and extended life expectancy: a prospective cohort study = 15 mins!

When were the drinks co's going to tell you

Diet soda makes you fat.

Even though diet sodas are labelled as having ZERO calories, the artificial sweeteners (like Aspartame) trigger your  brain's “pleasure center” while not providing you with actual satisfaction. 

Since your brain is not satisfied, the result is that you will crave MORE. (more sugars, more bad-carbs, more calories!)

Result: Diet sodas will make you FAT! A recent 10 year study at the University of Texas showed that people who drink 2 or more diet sodas per day had a 500% greater increase in waist size (compared to non-diet soda drinkers)! 

Aspartame (formerly on a Pentagon list of biowarfare chemicals – until the FDA approved it for our food) is an excitotoxin, which means that it excites brain cells to death, and not only does it cause brain tumors, strokes, heart attacks, skin disorders, and seizures, but now we have proof that it actually makes you fatter!

Just standing-up & cutting out diet-soda
Will give you some ‘yeah!’ feelings as you suddenly enjoy fitness & health enjoyment and action.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Has the Fitness Industry told you this...

1. You only need 15 mins of exercise a day for amazing health result!
Wen et al. Lancet. 2011 Oct 1;378(9798):1244-53

2.  or how about this...

Extremely short duration high intensity interval training substantially improves insulin action in young healthy males. Timmons et al. BMC Endocrine Disorders 2009, 9:3

a.) The test: 6 x 30 secs full-body "sprint" every other day for 2 weeks

b.) Results were highly significant improvement in their metabolic functioning




Yes you can lose massive amounts of fat, in a very small period of time


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Has your trainer told you this...part:II

The shake-up of current BS of fitness, crushing the myths and lore you the info so YOU can start enjoying results in rapid fashion and OPTIMIZE!

1. The most arcane & insane is: What the so-called experts try and tell you about Fat-Burning, and the elusive "fat-burning" zone that all the Manufacturers of treadmills, steppers etc... have programmed into their machines.

Let's call out the Bullshit...
... Which you know anyway, because YOU, or anyone who does it is no different to when they started!!!
Yeah! Get over the deceipt and lies, and get some “YEAH” (meaning shouts of “yeah’ I’ve achieved!)

Here's some more evidence that highlights the conspiracy of ‘fat-burning’ zones and ‘cardio’ workouts.
PS. Burning fat – tells your body that fat is a valuable fuel-source, so makes your body actually store fat – as it quite obviously thinks it clever to store the ‘valuable fuel source’
And cardio! Well that’s just heart-rate response to moving your muscles. The more muscles that move, and the bigger the range they move in – the higher your heart-rate response!

Irving et al.
Effect of exercise training intensity on abdominal visceral fat and body composition.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Nov;40(11):1863-72.
a.) Group A - No exercise
b.) Group B - Low intensity 60 mins, 5 x week
c.) Group C - High Intensity, 20 mins, 3 x week

Group A and B = NO change
Gp C = significant reduction in FAT

Basically the only way you should exercise is short, intermittent and with intensity. Just like at the start of mankind (and just like we’re designed!)
IF you want to exercise for hours – fine! Just remember it’s a ‘leisure activity you’ve chosen’ – it’s not efficient training
You have a biological ceiling
the ground-breaking study by Calabrese & Baldwin and published in the Journal: “Human and Experimental Toxicology 21:91-91” in 2002.  was further empowered by a potent article in the world- famous J.Physiol. 2008;586;1-2, titled, “Specificity of Training Adaptation:

“The Long-held view that the training response/adaptation is directly linked to the volume of exercise undertaken is wrong. There is obviously a threshold volume/duration beyond which additional stimuli do not induce further response and work capacity you have a – ‘Biological Ceiling’

Monday, June 4, 2012

has your Trainer told you this

We’ll start with the really old-stuff.
Stuff that’s been into literature, certifications and seminars for ‘donkeys years’

• A study from 1994 that showed short burst of intense exercise reduced body fat 9x more than traditional ‘cardio training’ -- despite taking less time, and actually burning less calories per session!

• A 1998 study that showed that the addition of 45 minutes of ‘traditional’ aerobic training, 5 times a week for twelve weeks - had NO EFFECT on fat loss

• Another study (1999) showed that the addition of a few minutes of ‘strength’ exercise increased fat loss by 35% over diet and aerobic training.

The same study also showed that 3 aerobic sessions of up to 50 mins, for 12 weeks (36 sessions) only increased fat loss by one pound over dieting alone. Ie. Almost a complete waste of time!

• A 2002 study using short, intermittent burst of intense exercise boosted your metabolism for 38 hours after the workout.

• A 2007 study - that showed the addition of 50 minutes of aerobic training, 5 times per week for six months - also had no effect on fat loss. Verifying the ‘waste of time!’

• A 2008 study showing 40 mins of ‘traditional’ aerobic exercise 3 x/wk week for 15 weeks actually resulted in the participants gaining fat!

• A 2008 study showing an increased loss of fat around your belly if you trained in short, intense burst.

Cut out the Clutter

It's all very simple really... get yourself out of 'complexity' in your mindset, and looking for 'problems'

1. Remember a loaf of bread has 2 starts! How easy it that. just choose & go.

2. Getting rid of clutter: is just your mindset.
a.) what's essential
b.) that's it
c.) get rid of the rest.

Now I appreciate that's going to take a little bit on initial effort, but here's a wonderful ancient proverb

“the Iron ore feels itself needlessly tortured as it goes through the furnace. The tempered blade looks back and knows better”

Commit to getting it done, and enjoy...

give yourself a big 'Yeah!"- done!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Chocolate answers...

A fantastic new study shows that chocolate could be an inexpensive + tasty strategy for people at high risk of cardiovascular disease. 

The study (Zomer et al. to be published in the British Medical Journal: BMJ 2012;344:e3657) shows that a daily dose of dark chocolate over a 10-year period could lower the risk of stroke and heart attack,

“We’ve predicted significant health benefits of eating 100g of dark chocolate every day over a 10-year period,” says Ella Zomer
Zomer says the findings indicate dark chocolate therapy “could provide an alternative to or be used to complement drug therapeutics in people at high risk of cardiovascular disease.”
Cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack and stroke, is the leading cause of death worldwide.
“We’re not suggesting that the high-risk group use dark chocolate as their only preventative measure, but in combination with sensible choices, such as exercise,” Zomer says.

some thoughts...

they become your 'voice'/'words'
become your actions
giving you
your habits
which define
your character
resulting in
your destiny