Mine was the Brooklyn-based gym that gained international fame and attention when it was featured in the movie Pumping Iron, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno back in the 80's.
So when it comes to knowing what it takes to sculpt lean, strong bodies, let's just say I know what I'm talking about.
However, to be totally candid with you, I haven't been totally healthy, I haven't been totally fit throughout my career.
I've coached and trained people you would know very well, including other popular Internet personal trainers.
There was a time... ok, I admit it... when I was overweight. Fat. Call it whatever you want, but let's just say I was not in the best of shape.
I mean, I was 40 at the time and I had an inner tube around me that wouldn't budge. No matter what I did.
As a celebrity fitness trainer, it was incredibly embarrassing. I tried everything to reverse the process.
Searching for answers, I started poring over medical journals. Fortunately, I tripped over a major gem of an insight in one journal called Metabolism.
I can't tell you how many times I read that article—because it contained the secrets I'm about to share with you.
Now for you to appreciate what I am about to reveal, you should understand what your metabolism is and what it does.
Most people don't understand metabolism. It's ok, I didn't either, until I went on my quest to solve my problem.
So for you to get the greatest benefit out of what I have to share with you next, you need to understand what metabolism is.
This energy, called ATP, is used for all sorts of functions in your body. Everything from muscle activation to thinking to healing.
Now, when you're a child, your body is bursting with mitochondria. I'm sure you've been amazed at kids' energy. They're bouncing off the walls, aren't they?
Sometime in your mid-thirties your body goes through a change. A shift. Your metabolism starts slowing down.
You're biologically getting older. (But as you'll discover, you don't have to look it.) There are 3 reasons…
That makes living difficult for your body. A struggle. (Now you know why you may be tired all the time.)
As I hit my late 30s, I started to gain weight. Not a lot at first, just enough to notice. I started getting what I call "thicker."
Nothing at first. I figured it was just a phase my body was going through. Thought I'd snap out of it if I kept training as I was used to.
As I stared at my belly, I got pi**ed off. "Now things are getting out of hand." I thought to myself.
I was dead tired most of the time. Instead of building lean muscle like I used to, I looked big and FAT... and sweaty.
For a while I thought I had some sort of disease. I thought I had some sort of thyroid or liver condition. I had all sorts of tests done. Read all sorts of medical journals.
I believe (and my later results validated) my metabolism... my mitochondria held the key to looking and feeling like I had in my 20s.
There are lots of ways actually, like caffeine and other stimulants. Even prescribed drugs can speed up your thyroid.
Answer: Amazingly, WORKING OUT is absolutely the fastest, most effective way to controlling your body's internal clocks.
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