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Health Hack #7 Weight Training

 

 

Health Hack #7: Weight Training

By Richard P. Schuyler D.C.

 

So, it’s that time of the year again!!  You are OVER eating like a pig for the holidays and more than a little disgusted at the weight you put on.  Maybe you just want to lose those extra pounds or maybe you want to finally get the body you’ve always dreamt of.

For years I’ve seen my patients firmly resolve to lose weight and get in shape for the new year but then fail to achieve their goal. Maybe they purchase a gym membership or buy  $1,000 worth of exercise equipment only to QUIT exercising after a couple of weeks.  The reasons I hear most are:

 

  1. Exercising hurt them.
  2. They didn’t have enough time.
  3. It was monotonous.
  4. They didn’t see any progress
  5. All the above.

 

These can ALL be valid reasons to not exercise.  But what if some or ALL those problems could be solved so there is little or no reason not to look the way you really desire??

 

Looking at people with strong, attractive powerful bodies you wonder!!.

How do THEY do it??

Is it genetics? Training secrets? Secret supplements?  Living at the gym?  Steroids?? 

Well the truth is these factors DO matter.  But!! There IS an easier way, a safer way AND a more efficient way to get strong and lean and fast and hardly ANYBODY will tell you about it.

In the following few Health Hacks you will be seeing a step-by-step approach to losing weight, gaining muscle and feeling younger.  Keep reading and it may just change your life!!

For years I studied biomechanics and neurophysiology and wondered what is the BEST way to build muscle and burn fat.  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I found out what that method is.  After several studies the best muscle building systems were published in the last decade, it became clear just how to get the best results in the gym for EVERYBODY!!  You CAN know the secrets that successful body builders have used for years.  WHY? Because I’ve spent 30 years around body builders and athletes AND lifting weights.  On top of that I’ve treated many very successful athletes.  So, I’ve seen how to maximize athletic performance from both sides and know WHY the system you are about to learn about MAKES SENSE!!

SO much information about body building is contradictory and confusing!!  It can be intimidating and frustrating because, frankly, too many “experts” on weight training give you wrong information.  You see guys in the gym who are HUGE doing things that will, eventually, destroy their backs!!!  They think that, because they’ve gotten away with it for so long it must be OK!!  But sooner or later it WILL catch up to them and they’ll end up at chiropractor or (worse) the orthopedic surgeon.

So, stay if you want to be a body builder OR simply lose a few pounds so you can fit into clothes that are a size or two too small and KEEP READING to discover how to:

  1. Build muscle FAST.
  2. Lose fat and Get lean.
  3. Avoid injuries.
  4. Feel more energetic and happier
  5. Cut gym time in HALF and…
  6. Work out EVERY DAY if you want to really surpass the average body builder.

 

Fact: Exercise produces ENDORPHINS that make you HAPPY!!

 

Fact: Muscle tissue BURNS fat so the more you have the slimmer you get AND the faster you get slim.

 

So now that I have your interest I’ll get to the point and begin helping you get the body you want and get it fast.  The simplest way to describe this revolutionary system for strength training and weight loss is…..

 

THE PUSH-PULL SYSTEM

 

WHY The Push-Pull Method?  …and WHY is it important to explain it to you?

ANSWER: It’s a very simple but powerful system of building muscle quickly and easily BUT it comes from decades of research in neurophysiology (which is a big word for “just exactly how do muscles work”).  The reason it’s important to understand a little neurophysiology is: because the more you understand about WHY you are doing something the more likely you are to actually DO it!!

Neurophysiology FOR DUMMIES:

It may sound silly to say this but… Muscles work by pulling.  They can’t PUSH!!!   That means when your muscles move they get SHORTER.  Muscle fibers called myofibrils contract (shorten) when your nerves tell them to. This PULLS the bones they attach to either toward each other (flexion) or away from each other (extension).  So when you FLEX your muscles you aren’t necessarily FLEXING the bones they attach to.  Your arms and legs have muscles on both the front and back of them. The muscles attached to the front of your arms FLEX the arms while the ones in the back EXTEND them.  Here’s an example: the biceps (on the front of your arm) pulls your forearm toward your upper arm (flexion).  Your triceps (on the back of the arm) pulls your forearm AWAY from your upper arm (extension).  See!! It’s really simple.

The reason the Push/Pull system works better than any other is, by ONLY doing push exercises on one day and ONLY pull exercises on the other, you NEVER overwork your muscles.  That means they get bigger and stronger FASTER, with fewer injuries AND less pain.

So that’s our first installment on getting in shape for 2019.  Our next episode of Health Hacks will explain exactly HOW to use the Push/Pull system, get the body of your dreams and keep that New Year’s promise to yourself….

Yours in Health,

Dr. Schuyler

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy in Marietta, Georgia

Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy Marietta GeorgiaIt’s no secret that as we get older, our bodies begin to change in less than desirable ways. You may notice that your metabolism doesn’t function like it used to, leading to loss of lean muscle mass and weight gain, especially around the belly despite diet and exercise. You may notice that we don’t sleep as soundly as we used to and hit the afternoon slump particularly hard. Maybe your concentration span has shortened and you are feeling “foggy-headed” or even depressed.

All of these symptoms used to simply be seen as getting older and there is nothing you can do to stop or reverse them. But what if you could?

What if you could regain your metabolism, sound sleeping patterns, concentration, and even improve your day-to-day mood? What if what you had considered as your life “slowing down” could actually be reversed, allowing you to fully enjoy your life yet again?

At Advanta Total Health in Marietta, Georgia, we understand that you are just reaching your prime! There is no reason for you not to enjoy your life with all of the energy and focus that you need to live it to the fullest!

Hormone Replacement Therapy in Marietta, Georgia

Our natural hormone replacement therapy in Marietta, Georgia, could actually allow you to look and feel like you are 20 years younger by reversing the signs of aging at a hormonal level.

You see, as we age our bodies naturally begin to reduce the production of natural hormones such as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen. All of these hormones play a vital role in regulating metabolism, bone density, cognition, and even mood. When these hormones are out of balance, so are we.

Our natural hormone replacement therapy is uses natural, plant-based bio-identical hormones that work with your body. Unlike synthetic hormones, there is a minimal risk of side effects and can give you a wealth of benefits, such as:

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Six Steps to a Healthy Lower Back

Low Back PainIf you are suffering from low back pain, what should you do? Stay in bed, walk it off, or take medication? How can you ease the pain of an injured lower back? Low back pain is a common complaint among all types of people in the United States. Low back pain can be acute, meaning it is brought on suddenly, usually as the result of an accident or injury, or chronic, meaning that the back condition is long-lasting. If you suffer from low back pain, here’s how to make a difference to the way you feel.

How to Treat Low Back Pain

1. See a Specialist.

Visiting a back care practitioner or a pain management expert is the first step in helping heal an injured or damaged lower back. When visiting the clinician, tell them exactly what caused the back pain – if anything – and where exactly the pain is affecting you. You will receive recommendations about how to treat the pain – treatment options include chiropractic treatment, massage, physical therapy, and more.

2. Ease into Gentle Exercise.

The sooner you can start to work your back and the surrounding muscles again, the better. Lying down for long periods of time can actually make back pain worse. Low-impact exercise activities can help bring flexibility to your spine and ease discomfort. Ask your clinician what you can do for exercise.

3. Check Your Posture.

Whether you are trying to cure a bad back or trying to prevent one, good posture is essential. Learn how to stand and sit correctly so you are balanced and your weight is kept in a straight line – too much curve can put too much pressure on the lower back.

4. Work Your Core.

Weak core muscles often mean a poorly supported back. Strengthen your abdominal muscles to provide a strong “cage” for your lower back. When your core is strong you reduce the strain you place on your back.

5. Follow a Healthy Lifestyle.

Being generally healthy and with a good mental outlook will help prevent back problems and also cut the time it takes to heal a sore back. Follow a healthy diet, don’t smoke, and keep your weight at a healthy level in order to bring benefits to your back.

6. Get Enough Rest.

While you can overdo it in terms of getting too much rest, it is important to sleep well in order to maximize the chances of healing your back. Choose a supportive mattress and try to sleep on your side so you take away stress from the lower back area.

Reach your New Year’s Resolutions

iStock_000017647542SmallWith 2013 drawing to a close, now is a great time to learn how to set goals for yourself in order to make effective New Year’s resolutions! While you may have a vague sense that you should change your habits, maybe by losing weight, being more organized, or some other fuzzy idea, this kind of thinking is not likely to help you stick to your goals. Many resolutions fail before February, but you can change this for yourself by creating goals that put you on the path to optimum health. Read more