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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…

Make sure your fat loss diet is one that you can sustain and progress from...

Make sure your fat loss diet is one that you can sustain and progress from…

Fat loss diets – everyone that’s tried them has surely felt lost, confused, irritated, frustrated, or all of the above. It’s far from pleasant and easy going on a fat loss diet. Cutting calories and dealing with cravings, on top of psychological angst, can be quite taxing physically and mentally. Fad diets and other diets designed to give you a “follow-to-the-tee” approach can be mad annoying, too. You can’t necessarily follow a cookie cutter diet program and expect to succeed for long!

A proper diet needs to be one based on scientific analysis, as well as tried-and-true principles, not just some shit thrown together that looks good on paper, but not so much in practice. T-Nation.com has a very interesting article called The 5/2 Fat Loss Diet For Lifters, which discusses the fat loss protocols we at Gone Liftin’ are going bonkers over! Continue Reading…

Keep your diet clean and your workouts going, and your body will shred fat. Simple.

Keep your diet clean and your workouts going, and your body will shred fat. Simple.

Welcome to the 2nd phase of Ten Superior Diet Tips for Optimal Leanness & Performance. After going through the first 5 dieting tips we broke down in Part 1, you should have a pretty good start at changing your diet around.

Let’s get the remaining 5 tips broken down here, and you can be on your merry way to getting the body of your dreams, finally! Don’t hesitate to go over Part 1 again if need be, because you are gonna want to be really in tune with these tips, and utilize them all! Continue Reading…

Get your diet in check from first thing in the morning to the moment you hit the sack...

Get your diet in check from first thing in the morning to the moment you hit the sack…

Dieting can be hard! Not so much dieting itself is hard – but it gets pretty damn hard considering all the bullshit information floating around out there that has no valid basis to be floating out there, yet people buy into anything that makes them think dieting can be fun and easy… and magically cure everything!! Yes, people do believe there is a magic cure and that “you can whatever you want and still lose weight!!” No. Just NO! Dieting is anything but fun and easy. To get the most our of your body for optimal leanness and performance, things need to change, and they need to change hardcore. Cutting out one soda a day or using sugar substitutes instead of sugar is an admirable start, but it is pure bullshit and will get you nowhere! You need to do a full 180, fortunately or unfortunately…

Nothing will replace hard work, dedication, and willpower. Don’t ever forget that! There’s bullshit tips and tricks out there aimed at burning a hole in your pocket, and there’s valid truths based on scientific evidence and research, which are actually aimed at helping you, not robbing you blind. Continue Reading…

Boost your metabolism to turn your body into a fat-burning machine!

Boost your metabolism to turn your body into a fat-burning machine!

Recently, Gone Liftin’ graced you guys with a good article about the very best superfoods you can eat, called Superfoods!! 8 Foods That Ramp Up Your Metabolism.

In this post, we are going to discuss other variables that are necessary for optimizing your metabolism to turn you into a true fat-melting, calorie-burning machine!

We wanted to use this article from GeneticWar.com, as a reference point, as it outlines everything pretty damn good, as usual.

Your metabolism is one of the biggest factors in your overall health and fitness. It’s your body’s engine – and it means everything when it comes to energy and weight loss. There are 2 primary aspects of your metabolism. There’s your resting metabolic rate, which refers to your body’s ability to convert calories into energy when you’re at rest, and then there’s your metabolic potential, or your ability to increase metabolism during exercise. Both aspects of metabolism play a significant role in your ability to produce energy, get fit, and lose weight. So both deserve special consideration.

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Get off the couch and get your metabolism revvin'

Get off the couch and get your metabolism revvin’

Metabolism Turbo Charge Part 1 detailed ways to increase your resting metabolic rate, or basal metabolic rate. Here we are going to talk about metabolic potential.

Your metabolism fluctuates throughout the day based on various factors. From exercising, to muscle resistance, to eating properly, your metabolism shifts constantly, and taking advantage of, and shifting the paradigm towards calorie burning, is something everyone should be concentrating on!

The more you can give it a boost, the more calories and fat you’ll burn over and above your resting metabolism.

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project swoleThis is going to outline a pretty easy to follow, and legit, diet. If you venture on over to ProjectSwole.com, you will be innandated with a plethora of nutritional and training information. This piece we decided to bestow upon you, is about a very legitimate diet you will find on Project Swole. The name of the diet is simple – The Project Shred Diet.

Simple, Short, and Effective Dieting

The simplistic and detailed way in which this diet is presented, is almost flawless. Everything is outlined for you pretty damn good! This isn’t a cookie cutter diet, nor is it a magical diet that will mysteriously make you shed the pounds and look great. However, with strong convictions and dedication, as well as proper planning, this is a diet outline that will yield results.

The Project Shred Diet is a 3 week diet plan. Why so short you may ask? Well, the diet structure itself was outlined for a 3 week regime, but that does not mean you cannot continue the diet if it works. Like with any diet, there will be need for manipulation and switching certain aspects around to fit your lifestyle. The example menu and the outline of the diet is merely there to give you a foundation to build on. And it’s a pretty damn good foundation! There is no such thing as a magical diet, or a generic diet that will work for everyone who follows it. Hard work, motivation, dedication, and willpower supercede all! Continue Reading…