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<br/><br/>In this December 8, 2008 podcast , Ben Greenfield answers your questions about metabolic testing, covering inquires that include:
bq. Q: Why should I perform an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: What is an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: What exactly is measured in an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How is my data gathered?

Q: What do all those measurements tell me?

Q: How often should I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: When can I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How high should my fitness level be before I do an Exercise Metabolic Test?

Q: How does an Exercise Metabolic Test help me manage my weight?

Q: What kind of equipment do you use?

Q: Shouldn't I do a VO2 "Max" test?

Q: How long does an Exercise Metabolic Test take?

Q: What is Anaerobic Threshold, and how is it different than Lactate Threshold?

Q: Why is Aerobic Threshold and Fat Burning so important?

Q: Can I use test results from one sport, like cycling, and use it for another, like running?

Q: What's wrong with using training zones based on my Estimated Max Heart Rate?

Also in this podcast:
bq. -An interview with *pro triathlete Angela Naeth.* As a first year pro, Angela placed #8 at the Half-Ironman Triathlon World Championships, and during her discussion with Ben, she talks about her World Championship performance, how she feeds her body for training and racing (including a fat-laden fruit that she frequently utilizes), her favorite energy bar brand, and her plans for the 2009 race season. Be sure to listen in to get the inside scoop on coach Chuckie V's plan for making Angela a top-notch swimmer, and also visit one of Ben's other favorite spots to listen to triathlete interviews: The IM Talk Podcast .

-If you quit training, how quickly can you actually lose physical fitness? In this Listener Q&A, Ben talks about the results of two studies that investigated the detraining effect of skeletal muscle and how long it actually takes to lose fitness. Remember, if you have a burning question, simply *e-mail Ben,* or leave a comment in the podcast shownotes.

bq. -Check out the video above! The official date and instructions for attending "Ben Greenfield's Top 12 Fat Burning Secrets - A New Year's Super Special". This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is your chance to participate in a FREE and LIVE 90 minute video interview and Q&A session with Ben, where he will give away his most highly effective fat-loss strategies for 2009. On+ Sunday, January 4, at 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time+, all you need to do simply point your browser to: *, *where you'll be able to watch and interact with Ben as he tells you exactly what to do to reach your specific goals. Write it on your calendar won't want to miss this one!

<br/>Be sure to leave our podcast a rating in iTunes! Just click here to go to our iTunes page and leave feedback.


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!|title=shape21webbookcover|height=320|alt=|width=286|class=size-medium wp-image-182 alignright|src=!<br/><br/>The following is a special message from Ben Greenfield:<br/><br/>Dear Perplexed,<br/><br/>It's the sad truth, and I can understand your confusion and frustration. Too many fat burning or muscle toning programs are incredibly complicated, require expensive gym memberships, demand hours spent preparing meals in the kitchen, and result in burn-out, mental fatigue, and boredom!<br/><br/>It just shouldn't have to be that way.<br/><br/>Not only should exercise and nutrition be understandable, achievable, and straight-forward, but it should get results that you can see.<br/><br/>Frankly, if you're not noticing any changes within 3 weeks, then something might just be wrong.<br/><br/>So is there a solution to your problem? Does a program exist that involves A) no guesswork and *B) *won't make smoke come out your ears as you try to interpret the complexity?<br/><br/>Yes! After working for over 9 years as a Spokane personal trainer, helping thousands of people melt away literally tons of fat, and discovering how to transform the body into a lean and athletic fat-burning machine, I've collected all the secrets that I've learned over the years and packaged them into one complete manual - a book that will change the way you view nutrition and exercise forever. I call it....

Shape21: The Complete 21 Day Lean Body Manual</p><br/><br/>This guide offers a revolutionary new approach, and here's why: rather than separate nutrition and exercise into two different programs, I've combined a workout plan, grocery shopping list, exercise instruction manual and meal menu that shows you exactly how to exercise and what to eat every single day...<br/><br/><!more>

That means there is zero guesswork - it's all there, in one complete, easy-to-read package that you can keep in your car, gym locker, kitchen table, or grocery store shopping cart!

Best of all, I've designed Shape21 to be applicable for all levels. So each manual includes options for beginner, intermediate, or advanced individuals.

That means that if you have never worked out before, but want to take charge of your life and begin a new exercise and nutrition routine, you'll start with the beginner level...<br/><br/>But if you're in decent shape, but need to lose a few percentage points of body fat, or need to find a diet that caters to your busy lifestyle, you'll begin Shape21 at the intermediate level...<br/><br/>Finally, for athletes who want to see unparalleled increases in speed and power, while retaining a lean sprinter's body and consuming the best possible fuel, the advanced level exercise program in Shape21 will instantly give you a huge performance boost!<br/><br/>This is the fitness world's most comprehensive yet simplistic exercise manual ever written!<br/><br/>Based on what I learned from personal interactions with individuals at health clubs and virtual interactions with the online clients that I personally train at I discovered that people need a routine that is easy-to-follow, and involves no guesswork...they want exercise and nutrition that is:* <br/><br/>Quick, practical and easy to understand!<br/><br/>Step-by-step exercise and eating instructions are a must, and photos are very helpful. So I designed Shape21 to be exactly this type of fitness and diet's how it works:<br/><br/>The first few pages quickly provide you with a simple introduction of what to expect and exactly how to use the manual, including a walk-through of how to use the meal plan, workout plan...<br/><br/>...then you find out exactly what you need from the grocery shopping list to follow the meal plan for every single week...and trust me<strong>'ll find everything at your local grocery store...just check-off the foods as you put them in your cart...</strong><br/><br/>...once you turn to Day 1, you will have access to a comprehensive menu for every single meal of the day, including exact quantities, easy cooking instructions, when to eat and dozens of other practical nutrition tips and tricks for a delicious, healthy and lean-body diet. And since I work with people who have super busy lifestyles - just like you - I've made sure that the menu takes almost no time and effort to prepare...<br/><br/>...also on Day 1, you'll find your complete exercise plan for the day. You'll be provided with a picture of every exercise, exact specifications for the cardiovascular training, instructions for the best time of day to complete the workouts, and how to match up your meal times to your exercise times for the best boost to your metabolism - all closely guarded personal training secrets that have never before been offered in such a comprehensive package...<br/><br/>...every single day is just as simple! Your meals and your exercises change in new and exciting ways for all 21 days, and each day is laid out in a clear and easy-to-follow format. You'll never get bored, you'll never have to wonder if you're "doing it right", and you'll be able to literally watch the fat melt away while discovering new strength, speed, and power you never thought possible...<br/><br/> help you understand why it works so well, at the end of the manual I've included an FAQ's section that provides you with the science behind the nutrition and the workouts, as well as an exercise index that allows you to quickly and easily look up the page number for any of the 101 exercises included in Shape21...<br/><br/>...and finally, since no single body is alike, every day offers calorie consumption ranges and alternate meals based on body size, as well as your choice of beginner, intermediate, and advanced workout plans, each with varying difficulties of exercise and recommendations for altering exercises in the case of previously injured joints or different levels of strength...<br/><br/>No expensive gym membership, awkward exercise equipment, or special dietary supplements required!
That's right. You can literally take Shape21 workouts with you to the park, family room, basement, or outdoors backyard and complete every single exercise with your body weight only plus one set of weights, whether they be weight plates, dumbbells, or a even a couple of heavy rocks!

In the manual, I provide recommendations on exactly how much resistance you should be using, as well as instructions on how you can substitute one exercise for another, alter exercises if you have injured joints, and change movement patterns to affect the intensity.

People will wonder how you got so lean and muscular when you don't even use any of the fancy bells and whistles at the health club! Shape21 teaches you how to utilize your gym workouts in a quick and efficient way, without relying on long exercise machine routines or wasting time with ineffective exercises, but instead performing energizing, functional, and metabolism-boosting workouts that provide instant results!<br/><br/>In the same way that you don't need special gym equipment for the exercises, the same goes for the nutrition - you don't need access to a health foods outlet or expensive dietary supplement manufacturer to follow the Shape21 manual. While these type of natural, organic, or nutrient-added foods may sometimes be "healthier" than what appears at a regular grocery store, they can also be alot tougher, less convenient, or more expensive to get your hands on.<br/><br/>Remember - Shape21 enables and empowers you achieve a lean body without having to drastically alter your lifestyle - so all you need is your local grocery store!<br/><br/>This manual is your answer to finally getting the results you want. Just think about it...21 days from now, you will be a fitter, and healthier person, fully empowered with the exercise and nutrition knowledge that you need to maintain astounding results for the rest of your life.<br/><br/>Are you ready to get results for fat loss or lean muscle gain without being puzzled about how to "put it all together"? Then here's your chance to take that first step towards your new body, and eliminate all the guess-work from your fitness plan.<br/><br/>Learn dozens of closely guarded personal training secrets and change the way you view exercise and diet forever - click here to order Shape21 for just $19.95.

!|title=shape21webbookcover|height=217|alt=|width=194|class=size-medium wp-image-182 alignleft|src=!<br/>Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting new results every time. Step out of the insanity! Once you've downloaded this book to your computer by clicking here, you can simply start at Day 1, completely fresh, and progress through 21 days, as if you have a personal trainer and nutritionist standing right there at your side!<br/><br/>Do you have questions? Just *e-mail me. *Otherwise, enjoy your new book, and feel free to send your testimonials, pictures, and results after you make your 3 week journey towards melting away fat, toning lean muscle, and developing your new lean body!


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!|title=fatkidwrestler|height=282|style=margin: 5px;|alt=|width=427|class=size-medium wp-image-161 alignleft|src=!<br/><br/>Why should you care that kids are getting fatter? Because it is costing you millions of dollars in health care costs,�� because it is a direct reflection of the choices and examples that you make, and because we owe the children in this nation a better future. In this Podcast Episode #24 , I interview Monica Reinagel, host of *The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips Podcast . During *this interview, we talk about the seriousness of the childhood obesity problem, and the fact that kids are dying of "adult" diseases that are intimately tied to junk food, fast food, portion control, and other important nutritional issues. Included in this podcast:<br/><br/>-The underlying nutrition considerations behind this problem.<br/><br/>-How to approach the difficult position of wanting your child to be able to "enjoy" perks like McDonald's and Coca-Cola.<br/><br/>-How children can eat healthy and still enjoy food, with examples of meal decisions, substitutions or changes that parents can make.<br/><br/>-Nutritional choices that parents can make that will positively affect the behavior of their children.<br/><br/>-How young is too young to start making smart diet choices for your kid?<br/><br/>During this podcast, Monica mentions a fantastic resource, the "Real Food for Healthy Kids" book , as well as her website and her latest book (non-childhood obesity related): "The Inflammation-Free Diet".<br/><br/>Also featured in this podcast:<br/><br/>-A listener Q&A on alternative calcium sources to milk, in which Ben Greenfield reveals the secret vegetable that has more calcium than a glass of milk.<br/><br/>-A special discount code for +the Gymstick portable exercise tool (click here to order with your $10 discount code found at minute 10:25 of the podcast!) ,<br/><br/>-An introduction to the following two highly affordable triathlon training plans written by Ben Greenfield+:<br/>bq. Ironman Canada Training Plan, for January 1-August 30, 2009 - just $179 with $20 discount code at minute 13:50 of the podcast!<br/><br/><br/>Ironman Coeur D' Alene Training Plan, for January 1-June 21, 2009 - just $179 with $20 discount code at minute 13:50 of the podcast!



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In this week's Podcast Episode #23 , I host a roundtable with personal trainers Mark Cavallaro and Jolene Wilkinson. During this episode, we talk about very practical and easy ways to maintain fat loss and fitness during the holidays and Thanksgiving. If you're trying to lose fat or get fitter during the holiday season, you won't want to miss this episode, which includes:<br/><br/>-The top five fattiest foods and perfect substitutions<br/><br/>-Smart strategies straight from top trainers at Pacific Elite Fitness <br/><br/><br/>-How to make food less likely to get stored as fat<br/><br/><br/>-Tricks for staying motivated to exercise<br/><br/><br/>-Ways to make "Holes in Your Calendar" for fitness<br/><br/>Also included in this podcast is an answer to the following listener question:<br/><br/>+I listened to podcast #21 where you gave your 1-2-3 secret to fast fat burning and basically, you advocated 20-30 min @ 60% MHR an on empty stomach.�� My question is that I work out 5x a week at an hour each morning - 2-3 times full body weight training and 2-3 times high intensity cardio at 85-95% HR or interval training. To increase my fat burning potential, how do I use this slower, steady cardio technique?�� Should I continue with my current workout program and then tack on an extra 30 min of steady cardio? <br/><br/>Thanks always,<br/>Tina+<br/><br/>!|title=cranberryhow-full|height=346|style=margin: 3px;|alt=|width=286|class=size-medium wp-image-146 alignleft|src=!<br/><br/>Here are the shownote links from topics mentioned in this podcast:<br/><br/>Order The Original Gymstick (use the 10% discount code at minute 10:58 of this week's podcast!) <br/><br/>Bodybuilding for Skinny Guys - Click Here To Go From Zero to Huge in 20 Weeks!<br/><br/>Triathlete Interview Form - Fill This Out to Find Out More About Multi-Sport Coaching<br/><br/>Fitness Interview Form - Fill This Out to Find Out More About Fat Loss & Fitness Training<br/><br/>And finally...<br/><br/>Jolene Wilkinson's Health(ier) Cranberry Chutney Recipe<br/>1 cup water<br/>1/2 cup stevia (sugar substitute)<br/>1 (12 ounce) package fresh cranberries<br/>1 cup apples - peeled, cored and diced<br/>1/2 cup cider vinegar<br/>1/2 cup raisins<br/>1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon<br/>1/4 teaspoon ground ginger<br/>1/4 teaspoon ground allspice<br/>1/8 teaspoon ground cloves<br/><br/>In a medium saucepan combine the water and sugar substitute. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Add the cranberries, apples, cider vinegar, raisins and spices. Bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 10 minutes stirring often.<br/>Pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the sauce. Cool to room temperature and serve or cover and refrigerate. Bring chutney to room temperature before serving.<br/><br/>Yield: 20 serving


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In this video, Ben Greenfield gives you two highly effective recommendations for learning the squat exercise. The squat is a perfect way to effectively tone your thighs, butt and quads, burn a high number of calories in a short period of time, and boost leg strength for sport performance.<br/><br/>httpv://


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In this <b>[November 18th podcast episode |]</b>, Ben Greenfield talks all about low thyroid, low metabolic rate and natural methods for improvement. Included in this podcast:

-The most accurate home test to determine if you have a low metabolism.

-Will too much exercise damage the metabolism?

-Which thyroid medication might be your best bet.

-The one oil that you should be consuming (at least 2-3 tablespoons daily).

-A shiny, blue-black, solid mineral that is crucial to thyroid activity and metabolism.

-Two compounds that must appear on the nutrition label of your multi-vitamin.

-A home recipe for thyroid maximizing juice.

-Eight foods you must completely avoid if you have a low metabolism.


During this audio episode, Ben Greenfield also unveils how anyone who lives in Spokane, Washington can easily win a FREE 

[Gymstick |],

the hot new European muscle-toning exercise tool that is just now hitting the States! Also featured in this podcast:


Click here for a link to the Delta-E and Enerprime supplements that Ben mentions.

-What is the relationship like when you have an online personal trainer or online nutrition consultant?

-An introduction to

Mark Cavallaro <a href="" mce_href="" target="_blank"> (click here for more)</a>, the new personal trainer and triathlon coach at Pacific Elite Fitness.

-How +to rank the Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast in iTunes - click here, then click "Write a Review".+


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!|title=acupuncture|height=237|style=border: 3px solid black; margin: 3px; float: left;|alt=|width=316|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-137|src=!This is a jam-packed, must-listen audio episode! Here's 5 important peak previews of this week's podcast: <br/><br/><br/>1. Ben Greenfield reveals a 1-2-3-Step Proprietary Fat Loss Technique to help you lose 5 pounds in 2-4 weeks!<br/><br/>2. John Gilbert and Ben Greenfield have a disagreement about whether+ "Fat Can Make You Fat"+, and John talks about *this week's newsletter article *on "9 Nutritional Myths".<br/><br/>3. An interview with *Dr. Pamela Langederfer about how Chinese medicine and acupuncture can be used for wellness management, sports performance and smart exercise recovery. *Click here to listen to the podcast*and learn exactly why this may be the key to healing your injuries, boosting your immune system and enhancing your energy.<br/><br/>4. More coupon codes for metabolism boosting supplements (definitely listen to minute 46:35 on the podcast!)<br/><br/>5. Shownote links from this podcast include:<br/><p style="text-align: center;">- Brand new Spokane personal training, metabolic testing and nutrition management program -redesigned for group affordability!</p><br/><p style="text-align: center;">- A 15 Week Triathlon Off-Season Strength Training Plan *endorsed by Ben Greenfield

- Dr. Langederfer's recommended link on Acupuncture for Sports [

- Introduction to the *New Online Triathlon Coaches and Personal Trainers *at Pacific Elite Fitness

+You won't want to miss this episode! Listen in today, and contact Ben Greenfield at with any questions, comments, or feedback. +

P.S. Check out Ben Greenfield's new recommendations on the right sidebar of this website!


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!|title=pinch|height=127|style=margin: 3px; float: left;|alt=|width=191|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-132|src=!**Imagine if you showed up to a personal trainer, but instead of just a simple and basic exercise or diet routine, you had access to:

-Exercise metabolic testing to determine your exact caloric needs, fat burning and maximum fitness response heart rates, and unique biochemical and nutrient utilization profile.

-Body composition, dynamic range-of-motion and fitness testing to identify structural imbalances, assess your personal fitness levels, and customize a program to your body.

-Detailed workout calendar and nutritional plans, with daily instructions for every aspect of your program - fitness, diet and lifestyle!

-*Unlimited phone and e-mail access *to a physiologist, nutritionist and metabolic expert.

-Full access to any necessary medical testing procedures, including comprehensive blood metabolic profiles, thyroid screening, hormone analysis, and biomechanical evaluation.

-Ability to split the entire cost of the program among a group of friends, or among a group that we find for you to join! This is a new feature that allows for a very high degree of affordability.

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+Don't pinch yourself. +It's all available right here in Spokane, Washington, in a program directed by Ben Greenfield and overseen at *Champions Sports Medicine** in the beautiful Gonzaga district of Spokane, Washington.* Click here for more information about Ben Greenfield, MS, CSCS, CPT, C-ISSN.<br/>

Are you ready to begin? It's time to re-invent your body and turn your life around, with zero guesswork. We have access to every necessary test to discover exactly what is going on in your body, including food allergies, hormone issues, metabolic syndromes, or nutritional needs. Simply complete the information below, and we'll contact you immediately.

"My name is

and I'm interested in finding out more about how I can receive a comprehensive package that includes* medical and metabolic testing, nutritional consulting and exercise planning and unlimited access to a personal trainer*. I understand that if I desire, I can divide the cost of this program by any number of friends that I want to participate with me, or I can even join a pre-existing group for the same cost-savings! My e-mail is</em><br/><br/><input name="mailfrom" type="text" /> and my phone is

. Please have Ben Greenfield personally contact me within 48 hours."



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!|title=sugar_cube|alt=|class=alignright size-medium wp-image-129|src=!In this November 4, 2008 podcast , Ben Greenfield interviews registered dietitian and sugar expert *Stacey Trogdon . *You'll hear some fascinating and very practical advice on What You Don't Know About Sugar, including:<br/><br/>-the true link between sugar and fat<br/><br/>-the one hormone that could both make you gain weight and give you diabetes<br/><br/>-a scary syndrome that you might actually be developing<br/><br/>-the amazing link between sugar and inflammation<br/><br/>-the difficult sugar decisions that athletes must make<br/><br/>----

<br/><br/>Also in this podcast:<br/><br/>-Special Newsletter Series from human nutrition & metabolism expert John Gilbert - be sure to sign-up for the newsletter to access this fantastic series! This week's article features some very practical tips about How Not To Get Fat While You're Eating at Work.<br/><br/>-+"Quality Over Quantity" Ironman 6 Month Training Plan, brand new design from Ben Greenfield - *click here to learn more.*<br/><br/>-Podcast Discount on Fat Loss Capsule +- during the introduction to Podcast #20, there is a special discount code that automatically gives you a ten dollar discount on *ThermoFactor*! *Click here to order with your discount code.*


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You shouldn't have to train 15-20 hours a week to be competitive at Ironman.<br/><br/>Ben Greenfield has designed a 6 month training plan designed for the busy, working Ironman triathlete. This plan can be implemented at any point during the training year, and brings the beginner, intermediate, or advanced individual to the Ironman finish line in 6 months! Click here for details. <br/><br/>Also, visit the *TrainingPeaks blog* for Ben's latest article on recovery...


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!|title=natureleafw300h300|height=169|style=border: 0pt none; margin: 5px; float: left;|alt=|width=169|class=alignleft alignnone size-medium wp-image-125|src=!In this October 28, 2008 audio episode , Ben Greenfield interviews Dr. Todd Schlapfer of Coeur D' Alene Healing Arts. Dr. Todd introduces the concept of naturopathic medicine, and differences between allopathic and naturopathic, then proceeds to give concrete examples of:<br/><br/>-how active individuals can determine proper dietary protocols via specific types of testing...<br/><br/>-what the optimum nutritional philosophy should include...<br/><br/>-how to enhance recovery and muscle repair with mineral intake...<br/><br/>-why excessive protein intake can be harmful...<br/><br/>-the importance of the right type of fat, and ideal dietary sources...<br/><br/>-how chronic inflammation, an acidic body pH, performance, and health are interrelated...<br/><br/>*Click here for a link to a previous podcast on medium chain fatty acids (MUFA's), which are introduced as a healthy energy option by Dr. Todd.<br/><br/>Also in this podcast:*<br/><br/>-listener Q&A: is it possible to become stronger and aerobically fit at the same time?<br/><br/>-*how to subscribe for free *to Ben Greenfield's Shape21 Newletter, which provides a new meal plan and workout for each week!<br/><br/>*-introduction to next week's topic: *an interview with registered dietician Stacey Trogdon on What You Don't Know About Sugar.


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SPECIAL MID-WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT #1: Click here for a complete list of Ben Greenfield's *Six Extreme Workout Challenges. *Video record yourself completing *any of these challenges in the allotted period of time, and receive a FREE copy of *Shape21: The Complete 21 Day Lean Body Manual.*<br/><p style="text-align: left;">SPECIAL MID-WEEK ANNOUNCEMENT #2: *Podcast Discount on Fat Loss Capsule - at the end of [Podcast #18 |] is a special* discount code *that automatically gives you a *ten dollar *discount on ThermoFactor! Click here to order with your discount code. </p><br/>!|title=thermo_factor|style=border: 2px solid black; margin: 5px; float: left;|alt=|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-123|src=!<br/><br/>*ThermoFactor is a synergistic formula that successfully addresses major issues associated with weight gain. The ingredients provide powerful thermogenic support and help control the appetite and blood sugar balance:+<br/><br/><em>Citrus aurantium Extract (Advantra Z)<br/></em>Advantra Z is extracted from the dried immature fruit of the bitter orange. More effective than ephedrine upon thermogenesis, it increases metabolic rate without the side effects. It helps suppress appetite and increase the release of fatty acids from storage. Athletes benefit from the ability to exercise longer without exhaustion or lean tissue loss.<br/><br/>Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis): Green tea works synergistically with Advantra Z to increase thermogenesis. It is recognized as an overall health tonic containing powerful antioxidants.<br/><br/>L-Tyrosine: The amino acid L-tyrosine increases the appetite suppressing abilities of Advantra Z. It is a precursor to a number of neurotransmitters and hormones. L-tyrosine is a minor stimulant for the release of growth hormone (GH) and thus important for metabolism (including thermogenesis).<br/><br/><br/>Chromium: Insulin plays a major role in fat storage. Chromium is a trace mineral that potentiates the effects of insulin, causing less insulin to be needed. Blood sugar levels are thus stabilized, and less fat is stored. Perhaps 90% of all Americans are deficient in chromium. It helps decrease LDL, cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising the levels of desirable HDL.<br/><br/>Vanadyl Sulfate: Vanadyl sulfate mimics many of the activities of insulin. It is biologically active even in the absence of insulin. It possesses anti-catabolic properties: reducing the breakdown of muscle protein for energy. It also prevents the storage of excess carbohydrates as fat.<br/><br/>Manganese+: Manganese is another mineral that plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism. It is a cofactor with many of the enzymes that affect sugar metabolism.<br/><p style="text-align: center;">Podcast Discount on Fat Loss Capsule* - at the end of *Podcast #18 is a +special** discount code +that automatically gives you a +ten dollar discount*+ on ThermoFactor! Click here to order with your discount code.


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Shape21: The 3 Week Lean Body Manual is a step-by-step exercise and nutrition guide designed by Ben Greenfield. The book features beginner, intermediate, and advanced level workouts, combined with a daily meal plan, grocery list, and detailed exercise instructions and photos.<br/><br/>Today's workout video is taken straight from Day 14 of this cutting-edge program. You'll notice that the workout is brief! Each Shape21 exercise session is designed to be just 20-30 minutes in length, wasting no time in maximizing fat burning and muscle toning effect.<br/><br/>httpv://<br/><br/>Intermediate Level - Perform 4x Through, rest minimally between exercises:<br/><br/>14 Lift & Press<br/>21 Jumping Jacks<br/>14 Bent Rows<br/>7 Lunge & Curl per Leg<br/>60 second Run or Bike at 100%<br/><br/>Click here to visit today!


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!|title=pills20red20and20blue|height=220|alt=|width=312|class=alignleft size-medium wp-image-118|src=!<br/><br/>In this *October 12**</a><strong><a title="Podcast Episode #16" target="_blank">, 2008 podcast</a></strong>, Ben Greenfield podcasts from the Hawaii Ironman Medical Conference on the following topics:<br/><br/>-cutting-edge research on getting the most out of your cardio training<br/><br/><br/>-managing gut issues during exercise<br/><br/><br/>-proprietary methods for enhancing recovery from your workouts<br/><br/><br/>-how to achieve vast amounts of endurance in a very short period of time<br/><br/><br/>This podcast also includes a special announcement about a new "Tip of the Week" newsletter from Ben's book: "100 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism".<br/><br/>Links included in this podcast:<br/><br/>*100 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Newsletter*<br/><br/>*Article on "Eating Before Your Workout"*<br/><br/>Muscle-Trac Muscle Rolling Stick (recovery)
<br/><br/>Foam Rollers from Perform Better (recovery) <br/><br/>*Recover-Ease (proteolytic enzyme source for recovery)*<br/><br/>Ben Greenfield's Triathlon Adventures *


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*Need a quick workout to do on your office break? *In this *4 minute video , *Ben Greenfield demonstrates how to use an elastic band resistance training tool like The Gymstick  for a short and effective workout that boosts the metabolism with no sweat. Simply perform the exercises in the video with minimal rest, and repeat 1-2x if time permits.<br/><br/>httpv://<br/><br/>Recommend exercises/reps are as follows:<br/><br/>Front Squat to Press - 10-15 reps<br/><br/>Standing Body Rotation - 10-15 reps/side<br/><br/>Triceps Press - 10-15 reps<br/><br/>Rows - 15-20 reps<br/><br/>Sideways Leg Kicks - 10-15 reps/side<br/><br/>Upright Row - 10-15 reps<br/><br/>Good Morning "Bows" - 15-20 reps<br/><br/>Bicep Curl - 10-15 reps


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