Explosive Training

One of the most noticeable elements of professional sports is the fantastic physiques and incredible athleticism which today seems almost common place. Whether you watch football, basketball, soccer, or track & field, you see body’s that look almost super human, and which can perform at a level beyond what most of us even dream about. Even more impressive, many of these top performing athletes are enjoying careers that our longer than ever before. How is it possible to reach such an ultra-high level of sports performance and maintain it?

Today’s top athletes are doing high-intensity interval-style functional training workouts

The answer in more simple than you might expect. The fitness and nutrition programs of today’s athletes are more refined and scientifically based that ever before, and the evolution is to short-duration, high-intensity functional training movements. This type of exercise is now commonly called Explosive Training. The days of casually doing laps around the field are long gone. Today’s athletes at the pinnacle of these high visibility sports have learned to push themselves to their limits of their ability doing high-intensity, interval-style functional training workouts. Watch a professional sports team train today, and you’re far more likely to see 20 yard sprints and vertical jumps, than you are to see players jogging around the field.

Explosive training significantly boosts the natural product of human growth hormone

The favorable impact of high-intensity interval training is even more significant as we get older in that this type of explosive training has been shown to significantly boost the natural product of human growth hormone, and your level of growth hormone plays a major role in optimizing the results you get from your fitness program. Your growth hormone levels affect your ability to both lose body fat and gain lean muscle. Unfortunately, as you reach 30 your hormone levels generally start to decline, contributing to weight gain, reduced energy and muscle loss. So even if you workout harder and improve your diet, you just don’t get results like you use to.

Elevate your body’s natural hormone production by as much as 200%.

Fortunately, you don’t have to accept a declining fitness level once you reach 30. Through the combination of the right type of physical activity and proper nutrition you can stimulate your natural growth hormone production and get more of the results you are looking for. The first step to getting improved results is to workout properly, by incorporating high-intensity interval-style workouts into your fitness program. Then by combining the increased intake of amino acids such as L-Glutamine and L-Arginine, research has shown you can further stimulate your body’s natural hormone production by as much as 200%.

It’s time to change up your fitness and nutrition program

If you are over 30 and have started to experience a decline in the results from your workouts, it’s time to change up your fitness and nutrition program. Remember, staying healthy and in your best shape is not just a short-term focus, but should be a long-term lifestyle. So shorten-up your workouts, give your body the nutritional support it needs, and adopt healthy behaviors you can sustain for years to come. With today’s scientifically developed training methods and advanced nutritional support, it is now possible for your body to continue to perform at its highest levels for many years to come.

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The Night Before Breakfast Idea: Coconut Blueberry Chia Pudding

by Sheleana Jennings – Sep 20, 2014

If you have a busy morning schedule, breakfast can be the most insane part of your day, up until lunch that is! To bring a bit of systemization into your life, try creating breakfast solutions that can be made the night before or even a few nights in advance. While chia seeds can lower blood pressure and may not be the most optimal solution for daily consumption for certain people, they are generally a very healthy option that provide good fats as well as support in flushing the body and supporting a healthy digestive tract.

Do you ever find yourself constipated? Chia seeds are a pretty sure way to get things moving due to their fibre content and gel like texture. Feel free to get creative with this recipe and switch up some of the ingredients by adding alternative fruits or even spices to the mix.


1 cup chia seeds (white or black)
1 cup full fat coconut milk (add more water if you need extra liquid)
2 tsp vanilla bean or extract
1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup
3 tbsp shredded coconut
pinch of salt to taste

Instructions: Use a large glass jar to store your breakfast in or separate the mixture into smaller “to-go” jars that people can grab and go with. You’ll want to combine your ingredients in a larger bowl to start and let sit with the liquid for at least 5-10 minutes until the chia seeds have absorbed the liquid and begun to expand. You’ll be able to tell if you need to add more liquid if the mixture gets extremely dry and difficult to move around with a spoon. Once the mixture is finished, store for up to 4 days in the fridge without fruit, 3 with fruit. You can add a different fresh fruit topping each morning or go without.

Toxic Taste

Toxic Taste

Today, half of America will be wiped out by a new plague—chronic metabolic disease—and Obamacare doesn’t address it.

Today the diseases of metabolic syndrome generate close to 75% of the nation’s healthcare costs. Despite having the most expensive healthcare in the world, the United States remains among the least healthy nations.The current medical business model is unsustainable. Medicare is staring at bankruptcy in 12 years.

Processed Diets
The U.N. secretary-general announced in 2011 his plan to target tobacco, alcohol and “bad diet.” But what about our diet? What’s gone wrong? As the United States went low-fat in the 1980s, we opted for foods that cut the fat, which ushered in the processed food “Western diet,” which has rapidly spread across the planet to become the “industrial global diet.” This is an attractive diet for its stakeholders, due to convenience, palatability, lack of depreciation and cost. But it’s killing us.
There are (at least) eight things wrong with our processed food diet:

1. Too Little Fiber Fiber limits the blood glucose rise, which limits the insulin response, which limits how much energy is stored in fat cells and which reduces cell proliferation, which reduces blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.

2. Too Few Micronutrients Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which prevent cellular damage.

3.Too Few Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids prevent inflammation, which drives chronic metabolic disease, and may limit risk for cognitive decline. Examples of foods containing these are wild fish and flax.

4. Too Many Omega-6 Fatty Acids Omega-6 fatty acids promote inflammation and drive chronic metabolic disease. Nutritionists suggest that the optimal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids should be about 1:1. Currently our ratio is about 25:1. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in seed oils, such as corn and canola.

5. Too Many Trans-Fats Trans-fats are synthetic fats that we can’t metabolize for energy. Thus, they line our livers and our arteries instead. Last November the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared trans-fats were no longer “generally recognized as safe,” ensuring their eventual disappearance from the American food supply.

6. Too Many Branched-Chain Amino Acids Valine, leucine and isoleucine are essential amino acids that help build muscle protein. But excessive amounts turn into liver fat and impair insulin signaling, driving metabolic syndrome. These are found in abundance in any animal fed with corn—beef, chicken and fish (and that’s all commercially available protein).

7.Too Much Alcohol A little alcohol is good (one glass of red wine for women, two for men), but a lot is not. Alcohol’s effect on metabolic syndrome is dose-dependent. Excess alcohol is turned into liver fat, driving high blood triglycerides (which cause heart disease) and insulin resistance.

8.Too Much Added Sugar This is the most actionable component of our diet because it’s the one the food industry specifically adds for its own purposes. When the industry cut the fat, the food tasted like cardboard, so producers started adding the sugar. Of the 600,000 food items in the American grocery store, 80% are spiked with added sugar. Excess sugar is turned into liver fat, which also drives triglycerides and insulin resistance, and revs up the cellular aging reaction, further driving metabolic syndrome.

Can’t we just solve this with a pill? Can’t Big Pharma rescue us? We’ve got pills to treat hypertension, diabetes and heart disease (not so much for cancer and dementia). And Big Pharma loves nothing better than selling chronic therapies for chronic diseases. The medicines may slow the downward spiral, but we reach the abyss in any case. There’s only one way out. It’s called prevention—a one-word name for real food.

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June 2014 BeFit Method™ Challenge: “Seal Test”

June 2014 BeFit Method™ Challenge: “Seal Test”
Challenge date and time. Monday, June 30th 6:15am
St Regis Bal Harbour Beach

The BeFit Method™ Monthly Challenge is a series of Natural physical fitness events challenging our trainers to maximize their performance in individual tests of “SPEM” Strength, Power/Power Endurance, Endurance and Mobility. It is based on the Befit Method™ training principles. Consider the challenge a personal physical and mental screening.
*** Note *** You can now enter the challenge in pairs. This means you and a Friend have the option to split the WO agenda in 1/2 as a team of two.

– 5 minute warm-up

– 50 man makers in as few sets as possible Run 1/4 mile in 90 seconds in between sets of M-M

– 150 squats in as few sets as possible Run 1/4 mile in 90 seconds in between sets of squats

– 200 pushups in as few sets as possible Run 1/4 mile in 90 seconds in between sets of push-ups

– 300 sit-ups in as few sets as possible Run 1/4 mile in 90 seconds in between sets of sit-ups

This is a tough workout that can take 30-60 minutes to complete – if you can complete it.