I don’t want to bore you to death with scientific mumbo jumbo, I just want to give you the quick truth. That’s what I do. You see, losing belly fat and building rock hard six pack abs isn’t all that difficult…it does take effort, but it’s definitely not as difficult as people think it is.
There is no miracle potion, no quick weight loss pill, no ab belt or roller to do it for you. There is no groundbreaking “research” that the so-called gurus are withholding from you. Seriously, the most important part of the process is arming yourself with the CORRECT knowledge. If you know how your body works…why it stores belly flab…what actually causes it to burn off…the easier life will be for you.
Now, I know there are a ton of so-called experts and self-proclaimed gurus out there that are confusing the heck out of you. I know a lot of people tell you different things. It can be as frustrating as hell. Trust me…I’ve been there. But if you follow these simple rules and burn them into your brain things will be a lot different.
Anyway, let’s get straight to the tips.
Check this out:
– Increased Protein intake triggers the hormone Glucagon.
– This, in turn, prevents your Insulin levels from spiking.
– Which simply means you minimize the chance of storing blood sugar as fat.
Say what now? OK that’s about the extent of the scientific mumbo jumbo for today. Here’s the english version:
Whether you are an elite athlete or just hit the gym once per week, I’m Biotox gold sure you’ve probably felt tired and sore at least a few times following your workout. If you really busted it, you may have even felt tired and sore for several DAYS after your workout. No you weren’t dying and you didn’t “over do it” you probably just neglected a key aspect of your exercise nutrition plan.
Listen closely. If you only remember ONE THING from what you’ll read here today remember this: Your post-workout meal is probably THE MOST important meal of the day.
Here’s why: After you’re finished with a tough workout, your body enters a catabolic state where your muscle glycogen is depleted and high cortisol levels begin to rapidly break down muscle tissue.
For the serious lifter, the catabolic state scenario is an absolute nightmare, but the good news is that you can easily promote an anabolic state and reverse this unwanted post-workout catabolic state simply by consuming a quick digesting whey protein shake or smoothie right after your workout is complete. (I’ll list 3 of my favorite post workout smoothie recipes below)
Research has proven that proper post-workout nutrition supplementation is critical for recovery from intense weight-training and endurance exercise, and recent evidence points to a specific combination of carbohydrates and protein as being the most effective for restoring muscle glycogen (the fuel you use while exercising), repairing muscle damage, preventing muscle breakdown, and promoting muscle growth.
All of these factors are important for your timely return to your workout plan. So you won’t have to worry about spending hours in the ice bath or taking days off work because you can’t get out of bed. Plus you’ll be able to burn fat faster.
The importance of post-workout nutrition & muscle glycogen
The nutrients you ingest immediately following your workout can have a significant impact on how you recover. When you exercise intensely (as you should be doing every workout), one of the fuel sources you use is glycogen, which is stores of carbohydrate found within your muscle. This fuel source must be replenished quickly to allow you to workout hard again soon after your initial training session.
Now…post workout carbs are very important, but protein is also important because it works synergistically with carbohydrate to promote the quick replenishment of muscle glycogen without having to take in excessive amounts of carbohydrate at one time.