INSANITY MAX:30 – Shaun T’s Latest Fitness Program
Dec03

INSANITY MAX:30 – Shaun T’s Latest Fitness Program

Introducing INSANITY MAX:30™ With INSANITY, Shaun T gave you a year’s worth of results in only 60 days. 5 years later, it’s time for INSANITY MAX:30—the hardest 30 minutes of your life. There’s no equipment needed; just push to your MAX and get insane results in 30 minutes a day. In INSANITY MAX:30, the only thing standing between you and the body you want…is YOU. Every day you’ll push a little harder, go a little longer, and dig a little deeper. It’s not about finishing the workout—it’s about seeing how far you’ll go before you MAX OUT. One more minute. One more rep. One step closer to the body you want! Who’s INSANITY MAX:30 for? According to Shaun T Insanity Max:30 is for anyone.  The name and idea behind the program sounds like it’s for the fittest of the fit but not true.  Anyone can max out regardless of their fitness level.  The awesome thing about Insanity Max:30 is that there is a modifier and unlike other Beachbody programs you never lose site of that modifier.  There is a camera on the modifier at all times. Insanity Max:30 will be an amazing stand alone 60 day program for ultimate fat loss.  It will also work great for some amazing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts you can mix in with any lifting schedule. For those that don’t know HIIT workouts are the most effective and quickest way to burn fat. Much more effective than steady state cardio like jogging. What you get with INSANITY MAX:30 1. Low-Impact Modifier (never lose sight of the modifier) 2. 150 New Moves 3. Only 30 minutes a day 4. Portion Control focused nutrition 5. Balance of cardio and strength training – utilizes Tabata Training for strength 6. No Time To Cook Guide shows you how to stay on track on the go (Fast Food, Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Frozen Food) 7. Ab Attack:10 – BONUS 10-min Ab Workout included so you can get Shaun T’s crazy 6-pack Abs. 8. SWEAT FEST: Network Exclusive Bonus Workout And that’s just the base kit. What equipment is needed for INSANITY MAX:30? No equipment.  Just your body weight and a little space. INSANITY MAX:30 Pricing and Kits INSANITY MAX:30 CHALLENGE PACK Insanity Max:30 program + Bonus Sweat Fest Workout + One Month of Shakeology – The most nutrient dense food you can put in your body with 70 super foods including probiotics, prebiotics, phytonutrients, and adaptogens.  If you want the best transformation possible you need to go all in and invest in the nutrition you put in your body not just the workouts. Shakeology ensures your body is getting everything it needs to shed fat effectively...

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Food Tips: 6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat
Jan10

Food Tips: 6 Cooking Mistakes That Make You Fat

By Jessica Girdwain Eating in is one of the best ways to get (and stay) slim. Cooking at home allows you to control the calories and fat, and use wholesome ingredients in your meals—not something you can easily do when you go out to a restaurant. But there may be small mistakes you’re making when it comes to whipping up a homemade meal or snack that can lead to weight gain, from pouring on the olive oil to baking “low-fat” cookies. Cooking Mistake #1: You’re too generous with the olive oil No doubt olive oil is a healthy fat—it’s rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. In addition, the aroma of olive oil may even improve satiety, prompting you to eat less at later meals, finds a recent German study1. But that doesn’t mean you can pour it on with abandon. One tablespoon of olive oil contains 120 calories, and if you’re eyeballing how much you add to a pan, it’s easy to pour twice that—and therefore, twice the calories. Washington, D.C.–based personal chef and registered dietitian Jessica Swift, MS, suggests using just enough oil to coat the pan’s cooking surface, then using a paper towel to wipe off any excess oil before adding other ingredients. In addition, try sautéing veggies in low-sodium chicken or veggie stock or white wine. Cooking Mistake #2: You forget to spice things up Rethink how you add flavor to foods. Instead of covering steamed broccoli in butter, sauces, or cheese, reach for your spice rack. One new study from the University of Colorado found that when people added herbs and spices to reduced-fat foods, they rated those foods as tasty as their full-fat versions.2 Swift likes rubbing fish with dill, paprika, and garlic and topping with a squeeze of lemon. Also try covering chicken breasts with rosemary, garlic, lemon or orange slices, and sage before baking it in the oven. Cooking Mistake #3: You bake meat in the oven Baking chicken in the oven can definitely help save calories over pan-frying or sautéing, but here’s what you’re probably missing: you should elevate the meat and cook it on a rack. This allows the fat to drain away, Swift says. Do the same with veggies. Toss them with oil, salt, and pepper, then roast on a rack placed atop a baking sheet. When done, they won’t be swimming in gobs of oil, but you’ll still enjoy the same delicious flavor. Cooking Mistake #4: You’re “cleaning up” baked goods You know the tricks to “healthify” treats like cookies, muffins, and brownies: use puréed fruit instead of refined sugar, and add black bean purée to brownies. Try whole-grain...

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9 Lies About Fat That Destroyed The World’s Health
Dec30

9 Lies About Fat That Destroyed The World’s Health

Repost from http://www.businessinsider.com/9-lies-about-fat-that-destroyed-the-worlds-health-2013-11. By KRIS GUNNARS.   The areas of nutrition and disease prevention are full of incompetence. We have been wrongly advised to avoid saturated fat and cholesterol, despite no evidence of harm. Here are the top 9 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions about dietary fat and cholesterol.   1. A Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet is The Optimal Human Diet Back in 60s and 70s, many prominent scientists believed that saturated fat was the main cause of heart disease, by raising the “bad” cholesterol in the blood. This idea was the cornerstone of the low-fat diet. Because of a few bad studies and misguided political decisions, this diet was recommended to all Americans in the year 1977 (1). However, there wasn’t a single study on this diet at the time. The American public became participants in the largest uncontrolled experiment in history. This experiment didn’t turn out very well and we are still suffering the consequences. This graph shows how the obesity epidemic started at almost the exact same time the low-fat guidelines came out (2): Kris Gunnars     The diabetes epidemic followed soon after. Of course, a graph like this doesn’t prove anything. Correlation does not equal causation. But it seems plausible that the low-fat recommendations made things worse because people started eating less of healthy foods like meat, butter and eggs, while eating more processed foods high in sugar and refined carbohydrates. Even though there was little evidence at the time, the low-fat diet has actually been thoroughly studied in the past few years and decades. It was put to the test in the biggest controlled trial in nutrition history, the Women’s Health Initiative. In this study, 48,835 postmenopausal women were split into two groups. One group ate a low-fat diet (with the whole grains and all that) while the other group continued to eat “normally.” After a period of 7.5-8 years, the low-fat group weighed only 0.4 kg (1 lb) less than the control group and there was no difference in the rate of heart disease or cancer between groups (3, 4, 5, 6). Other huge studies also found no advantages for the low-fat diet (7, 8, 9). But it doesn’t end there, unfortunately… the low-fat diet recommended by most nutrition organizations is not only ineffective, it may even be downright harmful. In multiple human studies, the low-fat diet has actually made some important risk factors worse, raising triglycerides, lowering HDL (the good) cholesterol and making the LDL particles smaller (10, 11, 12, 13). Despite miserable results in the studies, many nutritionists all over the world continue to recommend the low-fat diet that is hurting more people than it helps. Bottom Line: There is no evidence that low-fat diets have any benefits. They do...

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I Just Don’t Have TIME To Workout!
Nov30

I Just Don’t Have TIME To Workout!

How many times have you said this to yourself? C’mon. Admit it. You’ve done it. Maybe not today, now that you’ve started on your path to a healthier you, but some time long long ago. Or maybe this is still you? Let’s face it, LIFE happens. We get busy with “stuff”. Work, kids, school, pets, hobbies, paying bills, taking out the garbage…watching television, Facebook…whatever. Well, this isn’t a typical “make time” post. Nope. Not gonna do that to you today! But did you realize that in the time it took you to get on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or whatever to find this article and read it, you could have spent 10 minutes MOVING? I workout every day. Exercise has just become a part of my lifestyle. Some days are definitely easier than others, but I make time early in the morning when the rest of my family is still sleeping. And that works MOST days, but not all. I run into an issue with time when I have to travel for business. The alarm buzzes at 5:00am, but instead of heading out to the garage for some exercise, I need to throw on a suit and head to the airport for an early flight to wherever. On days like that, it’s just impossible to find 60 or 90 minutes for a good workout. On those days I do my own version of a 10 minute workout…and the beautiful thing is that I can do it anywhere in my house, so it’s easy to clean up and get dressed and out the door immediately afterward. What I do on super time crunched days is 10 or 15 minutes of non-stop UMAL (upper, middle, aerobic, lower). No equipment…just ME. Think some kind of push-up, Ab/core movement, jumping jack or run in place, and then a squat or split lunge movement… Then simply repeat until you run out of time. Find time for some kind of movement every day…even if it’s only for a short while. Embrace working out the way you embrace eating and brushing your teeth and it will quickly become a part of your routine. And on those days where you’re super tight on time, just do SOMETHING. You’ll feel better for it. Good luck! And if you think you can find 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week, I highly recommend ShaunT’s FOCUS T25. Yep…in just 25 minutes a day and eating right the other 23½ hours, you CAN get in the best shape of your life. Check it out!! To your good health! Coach...

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P90X3 Challenge…Get Ripped In Just 30 Minutes A Day
Nov26

P90X3 Challenge…Get Ripped In Just 30 Minutes A Day

P90X3 is coming December 10th! How would you like to kick off your 90 day P90X3 journey with me and our team of coaches? Get ripped in just 30 minutes a day. This challenge will be EPIC! Despite being only 30 minutes, the P90X3 test group actually got BETTER RESULTS than the test group from the ORIGINAL P90X! Check out this P90X3 preview from Beachbody and Tony Horton: Becoming fit isn’t complicated…it takes WORK, but it isn’t COMPLICATED. Are you ready to Bring It X3 style?? I will personally be starting P90X3 right away in what I’m calling the “Elite Heat” beginning December 16th, 2013! To participate you’ll need to be online to PLACE YOUR ORDER on December 10th when P90X3 goes on sale for the first time. Join the Elite Heat if you’re 110% committed to getting totally shredded in 90 days and can’t wait until January 6th to begin with the rest of the group. Y’all will be the bad ass Lewis & Clarks of P90X3. The First Adopters! The Trail Blazers! We will lead the Challenge Group and all of Beachbody with our example. The official start date of the Team Triumph X3 Challenge will be January 6th for the rest of the world. Whichever date you decide to start, ALL are welcome! I want to make this a HUGE group, so be sure to invite a buddy (or two or three) to do this with you!! Challenge Group Requirements: It’s completely FREE to be a part of our private Facebook Challenge group and receive one-on-one coaching from Britt Weber and our team of coaches, but you’ll also need to: Become a member of Team Triumph which means either I or one of my coaches is YOUR “official” Team Beachbody Coach (click the link to join). Membership is totally FREE. Your results will be up to YOU. I and my coaches will provide guidance, tips. recommendations, and of course accountability. One-on-one coaching is available for FREE to anyone who asks. Done with Step 1? Excellent! Now you’ll need to get your P90X3 Challenge Pack or just the P90X3 program if you’re already drinking Shakeology every day. Shakeology will be essential to your nutrition during this 90 day challenge. Don’t skip this or your nutrition if you want MAXIMUM RESULTS from your workouts. ORDER P90X3 NOW Commit to SPECIFIC goals for the program (a link to a Google Document will be posted in the Facebook challenge group for folks to enter their info) Check in and post in the Facebook group often. I want to know what workout you did, what you’re eating, successes, challenges, triumphs, person bests, questions, tips, etc. Post pictures!!! Keep...

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Carolina Beats Fibromyalgia and Sjögren’s Syndrome
Nov25

Carolina Beats Fibromyalgia and Sjögren’s Syndrome

Loses 30 Pounds and 90% of Her Pain in the Process I couldn’t be prouder to introduce Team Triumph’s newest success story and coach, Carolina Sarcos Santamaria. Her Tea m Beachbody username says it all: ‘yopuedo’ (I can!). When I met Carolina, she weighed 180 pounds and was in constant pain from fibromyalgia and Sjögren’s syndrome. Carolina is also a thyroid cancer survivor. She and I had talked for more than a year about her joining one of my challenge groups, but her health always held her back. In January of this year she secretly committed to do P90X because she was afraid her doctors, friends and family would try to talk her out it! And she was worried she might not be able to finish…but she was determined NOT to let that happen. She pressed play and drank Shakeology, day after day, for 90 days. She had decided that if she was going to be in pain anyways, it may as well be from muscle fatigue and improvement. Well, she was so inspired by the 15 pounds and 14 inches she lost doing P90X that she went on to join our next Challenge Group and completed Chalean Extreme, bringing her total weight loss to 30 pounds and 31 inches shed! Even more significant than how she now LOOKS is how she FEELS. Carolina is 90% PAIN FREE and her stiffness is almost completely gone. It was less than a year ago that she was feeling literally MISERABLE physically and mentally. For Carolina, this has been a journey to recapture a quality of life she thought she’d lost forever. What an amazing success story…and she’s not even CLOSE to quitting. Her journey is just beginning. I was really happy last week when Carolina reached out to me to ask if I thought she would make a good Team Beachbody coach? Of course(!!!) the answer was yes! She’s going to pay it forward in a big way, starting with her husband and immediate family. Welcome...

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