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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Why I don't like shows like the Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss


I was watching TV the other night and I came across extreme weight loss. I haven't watched this show as much as the biggest loser but I quickly became disappointed in it as much as my old favorite.

Most people misunderstand why I don't approve of these shows. These shows are inspiring, motivating, encouraging and give people hope. So why wouldn't I like that?

That part isn't the problem. I do think anything that motivates and inspires you to change your life for the better is a good thing.

The issues with these shows are that they are unrealistic, unsafe and promote fitness and nutrition methods that are outdated and frankly unhealthy.

These shows focus on the competition of weightloss for a prize. Healthy things like recovery, programming, body composition, supportive nutrition, FAT LOSS, and lean body mass are not only absent but have nothing to do with the shows.

Crazy, super long, cardio based workouts with low calorie diet concepts are used throughout these shows with the sole focus of making the scale go down big.

Nobody in the professional fitness world does these things anymore because they are unhealthy and very outdated.

Even all of the popular fad fitness programs like crossfit, insanity and P90X use better training and nutrition concepts than these shows.

So what happens is that average joe and jane watches these shows and sees all of these people losing 30lbs in a week and bamm - they are off to globo gym to hit that treadmill and they embark on some haphazard diet routine.

They lose lean body mass and bone density, retain bodyfat and make that scale go down -woo hoo the scale is down!

Then after a few weeks, they plateau and eventually give up and usually gain all they lost back and many times much more. A circle of despair that never ends. When it could all be avoided if the right stuff was shown and taught.

Unhealthy and ineffective methods are perpetuated through media for the sole purpose of making money. That is why I don't like these shows.

I study and teach clients how to do it right everyday. It is frustrating to see the exact opposite of what I teach being promoted as the way to go on these hyped up weightloss shows.

Learn how to do it right. Burn fat and build muscle through safe, productive and challenging exercise and healthy, supportive nutrition. If you need help learning how to do it, I'm here to help.

Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.
Dempseys Resolution Fitness
www.dempseysresolution.com

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BioTrust Moving Sale! Get 20% Off Your Entire Order Today!



BioTrust is changing locations so they are having a big moving sale.

BioTrust is moving, which means YOU save!

You see, while we've run down our current inventory over the last few months in preparation for the big move, a small amount still remains.

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Just use coupon code moving20 at checkout to save 20% on your entire order today.

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Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.
Dempseys Resolution Fitness 

Kettlebells: Back before they were cool

Kettlebells are amazing tools. I completed two kettlebell training courses in 1997. One with the Ranger Training Brigade and one with Troy university. The instructor was a special forces soldier from Estonia. He wasn't some famous guy. Hell, I don't even remember his name. Nobody even knew what kettlebells were back then. There were no certifications, no diplomas, no titles, no rivalries. Just technical instruction and hard training. I have been using and teaching kettlebells ever since.

Kettlebells are amazing tools. 

I completed two kettlebell training courses in 1997. 

One with the Ranger Training Brigade and one with Troy university. Both with the same instructor. 

The instructor was a special forces soldier from Estonia. He wasn't some famous guy. Hell, I don't even remember his name. 

Nobody even knew what kettlebells were back then. There were no certifications, no diplomas, no titles, no rivalries. Just technical instruction and hard training. I have been using and teaching kettlebells ever since.
Just another fitness tool that has been part of my program before it became cool.

Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.
Dempseys Resolution Fitness
www.dempseysresolution.com

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day! 20% Off Prograde Nutrition Sale



Happy Memorial Day!

There is NO BETTER TIME than Memorial Day to cash in on your 20% discount on ANY Prograde Nutrition Product.  



Just use coupon code BDAY20 at checkout and take 20% off your ENTIRE order.

http://dempseysresolution.getprograde.com

Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wildlife Chronicles Of Salem, AL: Enter Jonathan, The Snake!


Anyone know what kind of snake this is? I'm thinking it is a gray rat snake but I'm not sure.

So while conducting post tornado yard cleanup this morning, I was surprised to see a big ass snake near my front door. I watched him for a few minutes, took some pics of him and named him Jonathan. I told him that while it was nice of him to visit, it was best if he moved along.

I got a big stick and moved within a few yards of him and told him again, to step off - or in this case, slither off. He coiled up a bit in protest. I told him that I was not in the mood for snake games and that if he didn't depart the area, we were going to have issues, resulting in his untimely death. He chose to move to the bushes near my door. I used my stick to tap the bushes and he slithered away, around the corner.

He was about 1 meter long and had a light gray body with dark splotches as you can see in the photo. His tail was tapered and had no rattle. He doesn't look like a threat although I don't need him hanging around my front door. Hopefully he will move on and I won't have to kill him.

Geez, last was a possum, now a snake, what will I find next outside my front door?


Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.
Dempseys Resolution Fitness

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Meal Prep: Baked Pork Chops


Sunday meal prep: baked boneless pork chops, red potatoes, shredded raw coconut and extra virgin olive oil.

Prep your meals in bulk and in advance to have good meals ready for the upcoming week. 


Friday, May 16, 2014

MRI BLACK POWDER ULTRA PRE-WORKOUT REVIEW



So with any supplement, the first thing to keep in mind is that each supplement has different effects / results for each person. This month's review is of MRI Black Powder Ultra. I don't sell this product or get anything for endorsing this.

I tried a sample of the original version of black powder and I really liked it. So naturally I couldn't find it anywhere. I bought the black powder ultra and gave it a try for a week of workouts. I liked the original formula better. But having said that, the ultra worked well for me.

There were no jitters or any negative side effects that I noticed. I did have increased focus, motivation, energy, strength and endurance. I like it.

I got the watermelon flavor which isn't bad. I've tasted some horrible pre-workout powders before so this was much better. Did it perform any miracles? -No. But it did allow me to get in some really good workouts and I was pleased with it.

Trying out black powder ultra this month for my pre-workout supplement review.   #nutrition

Bodybuilding.com reviews rated it at 7.1 out of 10. You can see by their reviews that some people hate it and some people love it. It works differently for each person like I mentioned earlier.

http://reviews.bodybuilding.com/search?q=black+powder+ultra&output=xml_no_dtd&client=wwwbodybuilding&proxystylesheet=wwwbodybuilding&getfields=description&filter=0&site=reviews

It has worked well for me and I will continue to use it. One thing to remember is that a good rule to use is to rotate supplements frequently so you don't get used to the supplement or adapt to it like a plateau. I generally use a variety of proven supplements and take different ones at different times. If I use one brand too long, the effects / benefits diminish over time. I will add it to my pre-workout rotation mix.

And there is the "OMG it causes cancer" bit on the label. It's pretty much a required label for certain products in CA. I'm not too concerned with this. You can read about it here.

http://mri-performance.com/california-prop-65-warning-and-information/

40 ServingsWatermelon
Serving Size1/2Scoop(6g)
Servings Per Container40
Amount Per Serving% DV†**
Sodium65mg3%
(From Disodium Phosphate &
Sodium Bicarbonate)
Potassium192.5mg6%
(From Potassium Aspartate &
Potassium Bicarbonate)
Total Carbohydrates1g<1 span="">
Phosphorus (From Disodium Phosphate)25mg3%
Proprietary Blend For Size & Strength2,327.5mg**
L-Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, Carnosyn® Beta-Alanine, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Aspartate, Choline Bitartarate, ActiNOS CFM P®
Proprietary Blend For Stamina And Endurance800mg**
Potassium Bicarbonate, N-Acetyl-L-Carnitine Hydrochloride, Sodium Bicarbonate
Proprietary Blend Of Neuro-Modulators For Focus & Intensity587mg**
L-Tyrosine, Taurine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Glucuronolactone, Vanadyl Sulfate, Mucuna Pruriens Extract 10% (Seed), Advantra Z® (Bitter Orange) (Fruit)
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients:
Natural And Artificial Flavor (Watermelon), Citric Acid, Maltodextrin, Silicon Dioxide, Sucralose, FD&C Red #40.
NO Statement:
Milk, Eggs, Wheat, Soy, Gluten, Fish, Shell Fish, Nuts, Tree Nuts

Bottom line - it works for me and I like it - Thumbs up from me. Try it if you want and see how it does for you. If you do try it, let me know what you think of it.

Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Introducing The New Muay Thai Fitness Class


The new Muay Thai Fitness class is now running. Class times are Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu at 7-8pm. Also Sat at 12-1pm. 


Cost is $100 per month or you can pay the drop in fee of $10 for single classes. First class is a free trial. 


Muay Thai Kickboxing is the martial art of Thailand. It is known as the art of 8 limbs as it uses fists, elbows, knees and kicks.


This fitness class teaches the basic fundamental strikes of Muay Thai Kickboxing along with strength & conditioning drills for a total body, metabolic conditioning workout that will build muscle and burn fat while providing functional self defense skills. 


This class is an exciting, fun and challenging workout that is full of variety. 
Come and try a free workout and see for yourself. 


Contact me to schedule your free trial workout.

Eric Dempsey
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army Retired
NASM Certified Personal Trainer & Weight Loss Specialist
Graduate Student In Exercise Science At Cal U.
Dempseys Resolution Fitness