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Thursday, March 28, 2013

10 Day Fat Shredder Program Starts April 1st

Get ready for spring and summer now! The 10 day fat shredder program will kickstart your journey towards health and fitness. Slim down and tone up so you can enjoy this spring and summer while showing off your new hot bod. In 10 days you could lose ugly fat, several inches and sizes and be more toned and shapely or just be 10 days older wishing you had done something. Make the right choice and take advantage of this great deal.

Dempsey's Resolution Fitness

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Introducing FitRanX - The Revolutionary Fitness Ranking System

 I just wanted to let you all know about an exciting new system that we at Dempsey's Resolution Fitness 
are stoked to be taking part in.

Have you ever wished that you had more short-term goals along the way to your long term goals?

Well there's this cool new ranking system called FitRanX and it is going to help each and every one of you guys and gals stay MOTIVATED with new fitness goals. I'm doing it as well.

FitRanX is the only fitness ranking system used around the world and we get to be a part of that. It works through fun and exciting fitness tests to literally get you to the next level of fitness.

There are 8 levels with 3 different age brackets (16-35, 36-55, and 56+) so all of you can be a part of this.
Level 8 being the utmost best physical shape any one individual can be in. It tests strength and conditioning and ensures full body fitness by keeping your upper, lower and core body strength proportionate.

I passed my first FitRanX level 1 test Wednesday night! Scott also passed Level 1 as well. I appreciate every ones good luck wishes. So Scott and I will get our Level 1 Gray RanX Band and a certificate of achievement.

The tests are no joke. The level 1 test was much harder than I expected. There is a specific standard for each exercise and it is a pass / fail test. It's not impossible. It's just a hard workout. If you are prepared, you won't have a problem passing. But you definitely will earn your band.

If you haven’t heard already, you will start to hear the buzz about FitRanX around the studio soon. I will  begin to incorporate FitRanX test exercises into your workouts. Once we have a good idea of where everyone stands, we’re going to throw a fun and exciting test day. Friends and family are welcome
to come watch.

After you pass your tests, you guys will be given your official colored RanX band and a certificate of achievement. I expect to see all of you sporting your new band with pride around the studio and out in town.

Just by seeing what level you are, I will be able to develop workouts for you that are the appropriate level of challenge and drive to keep you continually focused on getting to the next level and in the best shape of your life!

If you think you are ready for level 1, let me know. Get ready to LEVEL UP!

If you want to know more, just ask me when you see me at the studio or contact me and I can give you more details. This rank system is open to the public. If you want to see where you are at and test yourself against a set standard of performance, this is it. 


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Too Much Running Can Make You Skinny Fat????

If you like running and are an avid runner, treadmill user, marathoner or the like, then rock on with your bad self. If you run because you like it and enjoy running, then I support you 100%. If you tell me there is another reason you run , then we start to disagree. 

So if you think running is the great fitness cure, then you will not like this information. After 25 years of performing arduous cardio training of all types, I am healthier and leaner now that I have given it up. 
Many of the cardio type events and training that I did revolved around the military and were purely functional. I was an infantry soldier and I had to get to places and do certain things in a variety of ways. Other things were physical requirements for the job. In the Army, you have to run because they tell you to. 

I participated in daily runs, ranging from sprints to anywhere up to half marathon distances. Distance and speed were factors that I had to adapt to because I had to for work. It never got me ripped and it never made my joints stronger. It just wore me down and kept me weak. There was no fitness benefit from running other than being able to run better. 

Of course, when I retired from the Army and didn't have to run anymore, I stopped running altogether. My world didn't collapse, I didn't get out of shape and fat and I didn't continue to suffer from joint pain. I got healthier, leaner and stronger by doing exercises and fitness training that were productive. 

And from a functional / daily life activity standpoint, in the last 30 years, I've never had to run 5 miles or more for anything. I have had to sprint though, especially when bullets were headed my way. 

Long distance, steady state running can impact your hormone levels, keeping you catabolic and can actually lower your T3 levels, killing your metabolism, causing fat to be maintained and stored, while your lean body mass is feasted upon to keep you alive. 

Inflammation from repeated, long, steady state running causes cardiac damage and a list of other health issues, not cardiac health. Long, slow, steady state running serves no functional purpose other than to make you better at running.  

High intensity interval training, sprinting and walking / hiking have functional fitness value for both body composition and daily life activities. Running 10 miles does not. Sorry.

So like I said, if you enjoy running, then run to your heart's content by all means. But for health and fitness, there are many superior ways to become healthy, lean and fit.

Read this great article from John Kiefer, posted on elitefts, and begin to see the truth about the great cardio myth. He also has a great list of references.

Dempsey's Resolution Fitness

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Paleo Bread, Paleo Muffins - Really?? Enough Already!

So I'm a supporter of Paleo and Primal concepts. My nutrition program is based upon Paleo and Primal principles. I don't follow the diets but rather the bigger principles on which they are based. I have an issue with some of the parameters in the diets but overall I mostly agree with them. Have I made myself clear - I'm PRO Paleo and Primal.

Like everything in our society, people are capitalizing on what's popular for monetary gain. And why not? That's what smart business does. I have no problem with that. But it gets to a point where the whole concept is diluted and smeared by drifting away from the core of the topic.

Here is where my problems arise:
Paleo this and Paleo that! Here is my thoughts about it. If Grok didn't have it, is it really Paleo or Primal? I say HELL NO!.

Let's start with Paleo Bread.

Now as bread goes, this brand looks awesome and I'd love to try it. I'm all for it and think it's great. But do you have to call it Paleo? Not that it matters but it gives certain people the idea that baked goods were real deal in Grok's time. Did Grok have an oven and the ability to make this type of bread just like this? - I doubt it. Grok didn't bust open his oven and bake this recipe at 350 for an hour and Bam fresh Paleo bread yay!



Ok so you get my point. The products have great ingredients and if Grok's mom did bake and make fudge in the cave kitchen, these are probably the modern version of what it would have looked like. It's all great stuff. But hunter gatherers didn't bake nothing.

So how Paleo is it really? It's not a big deal and most people don't give a rat's ass anyway. It just irritates me.  Kind of like when vegetarians say " I'm a vegetarian and sure I eat fish and eggs and this and that" - Then bullshit, your not a vegetarian in my book. You either are or you aren't. Make up your mind. Same with Paleo - Don't sit in a hippie coffee place eating paleo muffins, drinking paleo coffee and having paleo dialogue while wearing your paleo clothes when clearly nothing about the whole concept has anything to do with PALEO.

But as I said, all of the stuff is awesome and I'm glad there are healthy alternatives and more food choices using paleo principles. But man, calling a freaking muffin or slice of bread Paleo irks the crap out of me.
That is all! Carry on.

Dempsey's Resolution Fitness