The BFFM weight training programs

BFFM offers not one, but four separate programs, one for every level from beginner to advanced. Each program is simply a basic framework within which you can change exercises, sets, reps, tempos and every other training variable to provide all the variety you want and need. Why four programs and not one Well, as you learned in chapter five, individualization to accommodate your body type and genetics is just as important for training as it is for nutrition. No single program could possibly be...

The calorie bank analogy

A good analogy is to look at your body like a living calorie bank and caloric energy like money. You store calories in your body the way you store money in a bank. You can make energy deposits and withdrawals from your body the way you would make money deposits and withdrawals from the bank, depending on how high your energy costs are. When your energy costs are equal to the calories you consume, then all the calories you consume are burned immediately and no deposit or withdrawal of calories...

Protein is raw building material for the human body

If your body is constantly creating new cells, the question is, where do all these new cells come from The answer, of course, is from your food - specifically, protein foods. Protein is the actual raw construction material for body cells like bricks are for a building. Body structures made from protein include skin, hair, nails, bones, connective tissue and of course, muscle. Next to water, protein is the most abundant substance in your body, making up approximately 15-20 of your weight. Of...

The zig zag calorie rotation method for maximum fat loss the most effective nutritional technique for fat loss ever

Every time you cut calories below your maintenance level, it's never long before your body recognizes the deficit and adjusts your fat burning thermostat so fewer calories are burned. The larger the drop in calories and the longer the drop is maintained, the bigger the drop will be in metabolism. Your body is an amazing machine that is remarkably adaptable to any situation or environment. Your body likes to stay in a state of equilibrium and will always fight your efforts to change....

BIA Body Fat Scales and hand grip tests

A relative newcomer to the body fat testing scene are body fat scales and hand grip tests. The most popular of the scales is manufactured by Tanita. The most popular hand gripper is produced by Omron. The body fat scales and grippers work via BIA, although they are not the same thing as the standard BIA test done with the electrodes on the hand and foot. The manufacturers quickly point to all the scientific literature on the validity of BIA testing, but there's little research proving the...