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You keep truckin' little buddy...

You keep truckin’ little buddy…

I’m sure most of us have heard of spot reduction. Spot reduction was huge back in the day with old-school bodybuilders, like Arnold and those dudes. The idea is that the more annihilation of a muscle in a certain area of your body you incur, the more fat you will strip from that body part area. It sounds kinda silly, doesn’t it? For many years, the advanced scientists and lifters thought this to be something beyond broscience. This was on another level of lack of education involving the human body. We laughed – we cried – we judged. It was “proven” over and over again that reducing fat in a particular body part area was not possible, as fat reduction occurs systematically within the body as a whole, not just the areas you choose. We sure would LOVE to be able to reduce fat just in a body part that is lacking striations and what-have-you, but no such luck… Or is there? Well, I dono, let’s read on and find out… Continue Reading…

Eat Fat, Get Fit: Part 2

November 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

Eat Fat, Get Fit started you off with 3 reasons / charts of why saturated fat ingestion is uber important. We are gonna finish up here in the 2nd part, and sincerely hope that whoever reading this that is deathly scared of saturated fats, changes their mind and their perceptions on this misunderstood fat. Just take a look below at just how ‘not bad’ saturated fat can be when controlled, and the benefits it provides…

Saturated-Fat-Chart

Do ya see? DO YA SEE?! Saturated fat isn’t pushed toward the “good” nor the “bad” I’m not gonna preach and say saturated fat is a godsend and is fantastic. It’s no secret that diets high in saturated fats trans fats lead to coronary diseases and obstructions. This isn’t a secret. But like with most things, if controlled and monitored, saturated fat has MANY health benefits! Continue Reading…

Eat Fat, Get Fit

November 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

Seriously?! Seriously!! The one disservice the fitness and nutrition industry has done that stands out more than the rest, is demonizing the consumption of fats – saturated fats, primarily. Ask anyone who is on a diet, and the lowest macro they usually consume (or don’t consume, rather) is almost always fat. But whyyyyyy??? Fat consumption is not only essential for your body to turn on its metabolic furnace to burn fat, but it just so happens that the brain THRIVES on fat, well being that the human brain is 60% fat and all…

But there is no possible way that all these years we have been conditioned to avoid saturated fats, were all for naught… could it be? ‘Tis ’tis. Saturated fat, when controlled, not only could be consumed, but SHOULD be consumed. This does not mean your entire fat intake throughout the day should consist of saturated fats. But avoiding them every chance you get, is actually a pretty good way to increase your chances of heart disease, not decrease them. Say whaaaa?! It’s true! In this piece, we are gonna discuss, and even show you, why people who consume more saturated fats are actually leaner, healthier, and have significantly less chances of heart disease. We found this interesting article called 6 Charts That Show How The War On Fat Was A Gigantic Mistake, and it’s fuckin’ awesome! We liked it, needless to say… Continue Reading…

Well my fellow, loyal, Gone Liftin’ readers, the holiday season is right around the corner… we all know what THAT means!! Turkey – stuffing – gravy – corn – butter – HEAVEN!! With the holiday season, regardless how strict and dedicated you think you are, you WILL break. This isn’t a bad thing or something that you should dwell over, too much. But rather, embrace the fact that the chances of overeating are high, and that likely you will have a caveman-like feast, where the only thing standing between you and your food is a proper, clean, eating utensil. Don’t sweat it, iron cowboy. It’s all good, and it’s expected that the holiday season will present some “unfavorable” food choices. It’s ok – rest easy…

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Have you ever heard of Apple Cider Vinegar? You probably have, as it isn’t any kind of “best-kept-secret” type of thing. Apple Cider Vinegar is, as you probably guessed, vinegar made from apples and / or apple cider. As the years go by, Apple Cider Vinegar is being touted as a health and diet aid more and more these days. This is a good thing, because Apple Cider Vinegar really IS as good they say it is. If you haven’t heard of it or haven’t thought much of it, it’s been the craze with the nature / hippy types for years. Although, their reasons for living and dying by Apple Cider Vinegar are likely not equal to the reasons that we at Gone Liftin’ are on the case… Continue Reading…

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you're after...

Insulin sensitivity must be looked at closely if optimal muscle growth is what you’re after…

Well, you made it here from Part 1, but hopefully you also read over The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, as well!

Messing with insulin is crucial. No components should be overlooked, and all the material we discuss here and in our other insulin articles should be read and understood to full capacity! Let’s finish this bad boy up with listing the remaining nutrients / strategies for increasing insulin sensitivityContinue Reading…

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

Insulin sensitivity is important for altering your body composition

In our previous article, The Insulin Manifesto – Spike, we discussed the beauty of insulin spikes. Here in this piece, we are going to discuss how to increase your insulin sensitivity, so as to turn your body into an anabolic, muscle building machine!

Gone Liftin’ came across a damn good article from T-Nation.com, called 6 Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitivity. In T-Nation’s piece, the author, Clay Hyght lists and discusses 6 good strategies for increasing your body’s insulin sensitivity, in order to create an environment in which your body is better primed for building muscle and altering its composition. Continue Reading…

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Insulin Manifesto
Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition

Insulin spikes and manipulation are key for altering your body composition (click to enlarge).

When most people hear about insulin, they immediately think about diabetes. Duly noted! Insulin is not only something that diabetics need to monitor and / or inject to stay alive. Insulin is something every single human being needs to have in check! What is insulin? Easy – insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas, and this hormone allows glucose to enter muscle cells and in turn, be used for energy. Insulin is one of the most important hormones that your body produces. Think about it – every time you eat a carbohydrate, your body immediately releases insulin to stabilize your blood sugar. The insulin is released so that your body’s blood sugar does not drop too low, or raise too high. By definition, the main purpose of insulin is to allow glucose to travel to, and arrive to, your muscle cells properly. When the insulin gets to the cells, it used for muscular energy and function. Continue Reading…