In 2006 / 2007, over about a 7 month period, shortly after I retired from playing football professionally, I lost 64 pounds.
I’ve kept it off, and have hovered in the same weight range (plus or minus five pounds or so) since.
One thing I have learned is that it IS a life long battle.
Whatever the reasons were that caused you to gain the weight in the first place, have the possiblity of popping up again.
So you always have to be viligant. You have to keep working. You have to remember the reasons why you focus on health and fitness. You have to keep yourself motivated.
Add to that, any tips or tricks or slight advantage I can get, I do that too!!
Here is an easy one, a 60-second “morning routine” to start your day right.
I have been doing something like what Matt talks about in the passage below for years.
Check it out, give it a try, hope it helps:
60-Second “Leptin Receptor Reset” Morning Routine
excerpt from the Underground Fat Loss Manual by Matt Marshall
Scientists took a group of adults and had them perform a single “bike sprint” for 30 seconds. This basically means they pedaled as fast as they could for 30 seconds. Then scientist measured leptin levels.
Scientists found that a single 30-second sprint was enough to increase leptin signaling and reset the leptin receptors in your brain.
I realize that most people don’t have a Wingate bicycle in their bedroom.
(A special kind of bike used in the experiment that allows you to adjust the resistance and make it harder to pedal.)
No worries. Here’s how to adapt the strategy so you can follow this routine without any equipment.
First, be sure to warm up properly. Some light jogging in place, a few jumping jacks and some easy stretches are just what you need. Rolling out of bed and immediately exercising as hard as you can is recipe for disaster.
Next, perform 60 seconds of either:
Personally, I find burpees way too on the knees so I prefer mountainclimbers but both exercises are good. Both exercises are extremely demanding which is exactly what we want for this routine.
Perform the exercise of your choice for just 60 seconds. Go as fast as you can – safely. You only need to do this for 60 seconds and then you’re done.
You won’t burn many calories in just 60 seconds but you’ll give your body the signal to reset your leptin receptors which can help boost your metabolism and regular your appetite… all leading to increased fat burning over the rest of the day.
One caveat though: The effects of sprinting on leptin are BLUNTED in the presence of insulin. Translation: For this 60-second routine to work, it needs to be performed on an empty stomach – ideally in the morning when you haven’t eaten anything overnight.
So there you have it – the 60 second routine that makes you burn fat all day long.
LINK TO RESEARCH – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21659488/
The Underground Fat Loss Manual is the blueprint to follow if you want to get a “running start” on your weight loss goals.
It’s NOT for the faint of heart… but if you can handle it, you’ll get some FAST results… and this can kick-start your progress to your ultimate goals.
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To your continued success