Posts Tagged ‘Succeed’

Do You Know Anyone Like This?

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Did you know that the vast majority of people in this day and age have excess abdominal fat? lounge

 The first thing that most people think of is that their extra abdominal fat is simply ugly, is covering up their abs from being visible, and makes them self conscious about showing off their body.

However, what most people don’t realize is that excess abdominal fat in particular, is not only ugly, but is also a dangerous risk factor to your health. Scientific research has clearly determined that although it is unhealthy in general to have excess body fat throughout your body, it is also particularly dangerous to have excess abdominal fat.

There are two types of fat that you have in your abdominal area. The first type that covers up your abs from being visible is called subcutaneous fat and lies directly beneath the skin and on top of the abdominal muscles.

The second type of fat that you have in your abdominal area is called visceral fat, and that lies deeper in the abdomen beneath your muscle and surrounding your organs. Visceral fat also plays a role in giving certain men that “beer belly” appearance where their abdomen protrudes excessively but at the same time, also feels sort of hard if you push on it.

Both subcutaneous fat and visceral fat in the abdominal area are serious health risk factors, but science has shown that having excessive visceral fat is even more dangerous than subcutaneous fat. Both of them greatly increase your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep apnea, various forms of cancer, and other degenerative diseases.

Part of the reason visceral fat is particularly dangerous is that it apparently releases more inflammatory molecules into your body on a consistent basis.

If you care about the quality of your life and your loved ones, reducing your abdominal fat should be one of your TOP priorities! There’s just no way around it. Besides, a side effect of finally getting rid of all of that excessive ugly abdominal fat is that your stomach will flatten out, and if you lose enough stomach fat, you will be able to visibly see those sexy six pack abs that everyone wants.

So what gets rid of extra abdominal fat? The first thing you must understand is that there is NO quick fix. There are NO pills or supplements of any sort that will help you lose your abdominal fat faster. Also, none of the gimmicky ab rockers, rollers, or ab belts will help get rid of abdominal fat either, they are all a crock of s@#*. You can’t spot reduce your stomach fat by using any of these worthless contraptions. It simply doesn’t work that way.

The only solution to consistently lose your abdominal fat and keep it off for good is to combine a properly designed exercise program that stimulates the necessary hormonal and metabolic response within your body and a nutritious diet full of unprocessed natural foods. Both your food intake as well as your training program are important if you are to get this right.

I’ve actually even seen a particular study that divided thousands of participants into a diet-only group and an exercise/diet group. While both groups in this study made good progress, the diet-only group lost significantly LESS abdominal fat than the diet & exercise combined group.

Now the important thing to realize is that just any old exercise program will not necessarily do the trick. The majority of people that attempt getting into a good exercise routine are NOT working out effectively enough to really stimulate the loss of stubborn abdominal fat. I see this everyday at the gym.

Most people will do your typical boring cardio routines, throw in a little outdated body-part style weight training, and finish up with some crunches and side bends, and think that they are doing something useful for reducing their abdominal fat. Then they become frustrated after weeks or months of no results and wonder where they went wrong.

Well, the good news is that I’ve spent over 15 years researching this topic, and applying it “in the trenches” with myself as well as thousands of my clients to see what works to really stimulate abdominal fat loss the best.

The entire solution… all of the nutritional strategies, as well and training sequences, exercise combinations, and more have all been compiled in my Succeed Boot Camp 12 week program.

The main point of this program is showing you the absolute most effective strategies for losing your stubborn abdominal fat, so you can get rid of that dangerous health risk, as well as get a flatter more defined midsection.

If you follow the guidelines in our program, you WILL lose your belly fat that has been plaguing you for years. This is not guesswork… it is a proven system that works time and time again for all of my clients that actually apply the information I teach. If you apply it, the results will come. It’s really that simple.

The only reason most people fail in their fitness goals is that they have good intentions at first to adopt a new lifestyle, yet after a few weeks or months, they abandon their good intentions and slip right back into their old bad habits that gave them the excess body fat in the first place.

We want to help you succeed in finally getting rid of that extra abdominal fat that is not only UGLY, but also DANGEROUS, but you to be prepared to do the work it takes!!

So if you are up for it, or want to prolong your life, then why not head to a Succeed Boot Camp session for a FREE trial and start on the journey to change TODAY….

Click here to email us for a Boot Camp in Canberra near YOU!!!

Do you Truly Enjoy Working Out?

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Are you truly enjoying your workouts?

Yes I realise you’re probably already doing some form of interval  training, but what kind of RESULTS are you getting?

And when is the last time you did an interval training workout where you thought ‘man, that was really fun’?”

Trust me, you CAN have fun, fast, proven, and powerful interval training workouts.

Yes there are a few problems with Interval Training

1) Intervals can stop working if you do the same thing over & over

You MUST switch up your interval training every few weeks, the wider the variety the better the results.

If you continue to do the same interval workouts, you’re results will slow down to a crawl.

So if you’re doing intervals and you’re stuck at a fitness or fat loss plateau, then it is time for a new interval workout.

2) Intervals can be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing

Jumping into an advanced interval program on the treadmill or with kettlebells is a bad idea. That’s why you need to start safely.

However, most people don’t realize that even beginners can do interval training if they get a professionally designed program.

Fortunately, if you come to a Succeed Boot Camp, you will get the variety and a professional program each time.

3) You don’t know what else to do for intervals

Okay, great, now you know that you need to do a different interval program every few weeks, but what are you to do?

Well, the great news is that there are hundreds of ways to do intervals.

You can do the tabta, aerobic & aneareobic intervals, 30-30 method, it really is endless

There is absolutely no reason you should ever be bored of interval training or wondering what type of intervals you should do next.

BUT WAIT…One more problem: You don’t want to join the gym and learn how to use the fancy equipment

Most people think you need a treadmill or bike to do interval workouts, but that can’t be further from the truth.

Did you know that the most effective and efficient way to burn body bodyfat, increase muscle tone and stength is under you??

Yes that is right it is under you!!!

Answer: your own body weight!!!

This is why the Succeed Boot Camp Business has been one of Australia’s most successful fitness companies for years, we understand interval training and the best way to use your body.

Across the world Boot Camps and functional fitness models are taking over.

Fact: Boot Camp classes have climbed into the top 10 ways in the world to train as at Dec 2010 & functional fitness training (Crossfit & Boot Camp) is also in the top 10.

Both these are the highest climbing fitness trends for 2010.

Here is a bit of Boot Camp footage:

http://www.succeed.com.au/2010/09/canberra-bootcamp-with-shannan-ponton/

and here is where you can find out more:

http://www.succeed.com.au/ 

SO don’t forget here at Succeed we are about to start our 2011 program and NOW is the time register. Simply email Leanne to book in and pay:

E: admin@succeed.com.au
P: 0487 223 322

Sugar VS Artificial Sweetner

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Hey Everybody,

Many people at Boot Camp and in the gym have been asking me about Artificial Sweetners.

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Here is an article from the latest Succeed Fitness Magazine:

http://succeed.fitpromag.com/Article.aspx?article=3229e9ef-f0e2-40d1-a560-9e5b00d4299e

I am not saying take it or don’t take it, the jury is still out on the effect of artificial sweetners.

There are as many studies to say how bad they are, as there is to say that they are safe and you are consuming less calories.

What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and let us know?

The Succeed Team

Fitness Canberra Latest Poll – lazy vs tired

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Well some quite disturbing news on the latest fitness poll we have been doing!!

Here are some of the numbers:

25% of voters are just too lazy to train at all

18% of voters say they are too tired to train

16% of voters say they hate to train on their own

So my qestion to you is how do you fix these problems?

Well here at Succeed Personal Training Canberra we definately have the answers and can fix ALL the problems!!

I can understand that at various times in our lives we undergo a heavy work load, or a stressful home/family life, which can affect your training or even your desire to train, but at the end of the day we are only on this wonderful universe once, and many of us are not living to our full potential.

You see the less you do, the less you want to do! Then you will become more tired and even lazier than you already are! NOT GOOD!!!

So how do we fix these problems we experience each day? Easy… don’t think about it, DO IT…. most people spend so much time thinking about getting off their arse and doing something, that if they had of started when they had started thinking about it, they would already been in shape!

All you need is 30 mins, 3 or 4 times a week into your schedule. You make time to eat & sleep, well training is just as important.

Why you ask?

By undertaking any form of training regime you will automatically start to feel better and have more energy for the everyday grind (a good thing indeed). It will make all the issues in your life somewhat smaller and at the end of the day, we all need to let things go. We harbour so much stress, worry, anger, resentment etc in us that it is not healthy at all, and certainly won’t help you lose weight or trim up a bit. The more stressed you are the more likely you are to put bodyfat on!!

In regards to the last point of the fitness poll. If you hate training on your own, then Succeed Personal Training have the answer for you!

We have a choice of outdoor Bootcamp Canberra sessions, or group Personal Training available at Club Lime Tuggeranong, Alive Health Clubs Narrabundah and Queanbeyan, and of course we can do the PT outdoors.

With Christmas just around the corner and New Years resolutions due out soon, why not make a difference to either yourself or someone you know and book yourself in for a FREE trial of either Boot Camp or Group Personal Training. Why not buy someone a gift voucher, whether for Boot Camp or PT?

Simply send in your details and one of our staff will contact you to arrange your session: contact us

Make Exercise Fun

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Hey Guys,

Here is the latest edition of the Succeed Online Fitness Magazine.

Why not check it out, and get a few tips on how to make exercise fun??

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Plus many other useful articles, tips and recipes for you to try.

Enjoy,

The Succeed Team

The Motivation to Train

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Find the Motivation That Will Lead You to  Fitness Success

A blog post by yours truly Scott Williams

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Motivation is really what drives us to do anything in this world. No matter what we do, whether it be getting off the couch to fix a sandwich, or volunteering your time to read to children, there’s a motivating factor behind your decision. The difficulty with motivation is that it’s not always easy to pinpoint from where it springs.

If you’re having trouble motivating yourself to workout regularly through conventional methods, try thinking outside the box. What motivates you to accomplish other tasks? Is it your partner? Your parents? Your children? What’s worked and what hasn’t when it comes to getting you going? Consider a different line of thinking and the many ways in which working out would not only have a positive effect on your life, but on the lives of the others around you as well.

Still, it’s OK to do things for oneself as well. Perhaps much of your motivation lies in making money, or being seen as important and influential, and if so that’s fine. Don’t shy away from the real factors that influence your decisions, instead, embrace them, and determine how working out and being of sound body and mind can help you reach your goals.

One of the biggest reasons that leads to people either quickly giving up on their workout plans, or never getting started to begin with, is that they simply don’t believe they will see any results. This concept that only certain ‘lucky’ people, or those with specific metabolisms will see the benefits of working out, is a complete misconception.

Absolutely anyone can and will see the positive benefits of working out when they’ve put a solid plan into place, and follow through with it. There is no luck or random factors involved, whether you’re working out to lose weight, build lean muscle, increase your endurance, etc. A proper workout plan, coupled with the proper diet for your metabolism will lead to sure-fire results.

With the right motivation and a positive, yet realistic outlook, you’ll be side-stepping the common pitfalls that derail many a person’s workout goals. Once the results start coming in, they should be motivation enough to keep you going, regardless of any potential changes in your initial motivating factor(s).

If you need any help at all with your fitness endeavours here in the Canberra area, don’t hesitate to contact the Succeed team. We would be more than happy to help out.

Have an awesome day,

Scott

Weight Loss Secrets Part IV

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Hey all, here is the last installment of my Weight Loss Secrets for you…

Fitness tip 13 – Be around like-minded people. Be around people that are going to give you the support you need. Research shows that people who have the support from friends and family stuck to their goals and those without support failed time and again. If you’re around overweight people that are not dieting what do you thinks going to happen? That may seem a bit tough but how many millionaires do you see hanging around with people who are penniless. Surround yourself with what you want to become!

Fitness tip 14Be prepared. The majority of us are so busy with everyday life that we don’t have time to cook nutritious rich foods everyday. Preparing your meals a week in advance is the key to good food choice. Take time out to write a weekly shopping list, shop, and cook up a stack of nutrient dense food on the Sunday night or whenever you have the most time, put them in the freezer so that you don’t get caught short later in the week.

Fitness tip 15 – Eat slower, smaller portions. Research shows that if you eat slowly you’ll eat less. There is a signal that goes off in the brain after about 20 minutes of eating that tells you you’re full. Be sure to chew your food completely and take breaks in between bites. Reduce the size of your portions, even if your eating quality food, too much of a good thing can make you put on weight, remember weight loss tip 6, you need to create a calorie deficit. Eating more than you need will cause you to store fat.

Fitness tip 16 –  Be Positive. You are what you think you are, visualize yourself walking round looking and feeling exactly how you would like to and then take the necessary action. Every time you look in the mirror visualize what you want to look like and ask yourself what you’re going to do today to become that person. Things may not always go your way, losing weight can be tough, if you think it’s too hard you’ve already lost the battle, stay positive and focused and you’ll succeed.

Reading this report will mean nothing to you if you don’t take action and begin to implement some changes into your everyday life, without taking action you’ll be stuck in a vicious circle of fad diets and magic pills only to find yourself back where you started, frustrated and confused. It’s up to you to make things happen and to take control of your own health, don’t you think you’re worth it?

Take action TODAY! What are you going to do today to become who you want to be?

Scott Williams

Succeed Personal Training

How to Avoid Falling off the Wagon – Part II

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

As promised, here are the 8 reasons why you fall off the fitness wagon:

 1. No focus: you didn’t set goals, you didn’t put your goals in writing, and or you didn’t keep your goals in mind daily (by reading them, affirming them, looking at a vision board, etc.)

 2. No priorities:  you may have set a goal, but you didn’t put it on or near the top of your priorities list. For example, your goal is six pack abs, but drinking beer and eating fast food on the weekend is higher on your priorities list than having a flat stomach.

 3. No support system: you tried to go at it alone; no buddy system, training partners, family, spouse, friends, mentors or coaches to turn to for information and emotional support when the going got tough.

 4. No Accountability: you didn’t keep score for your own accountability – with a progress chart, weight record, measurements, food journal, training journal, and you didn’t set up external accountability (ie, report to someone else or show your results to someone else)

 5. No patience: you were only thinking short term and had unrealistic expectations.  You expected 5 kg a week  or 2 kg a week, so the first week you lost “only” 1/2kg or hit a plateau, and you gave up.

 6. No planning: you winged it.  You walked into the gym without having a workout in hand, on paper, you didn’t plan your workouts into your weekly schedule; you didn’t have a menu on paper, you didn’t make time (so instead you made excuses, like “I’m too busy”)

 7. No balance: your diet or training program was too extreme. You went the all or nothing, “I want it now” route instead of the moderate, slow-and-steady wins the race route.

 8. No personalization: your nutrition or training program was the wrong one for you. It might have worked for someone else, but it didn’t suit your schedule, personality, lifestyle, disposition or body type.

 So there you have it – 8 mistakes that cause most people to fall off the wagon. Are you guilty of any of these? If so, the solutions are clear and simple:

 Focus on what you really want, prioritize the order, get support, don’t try to do it all on your own, be accountable, be patient, plan, balance and personalize.

Do you agree? Disagree? Do you have anything else you might like to add that causes you problems?

Scott Williams

CEO, Succeed Personal Development

A Question of Balance

Monday, February 1st, 2010

A post about your balance in life, family, fitness, business 

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At times, everyone’s life will be out of balance.

In order to realise our goals some sacrifice will be necessary. To me, balance is best explained as a centre point to which we keep returning from bouts of relaxation or pressure. It’s like the grey area from which we deliberately choose to step away or step back into.

When we play tennis we react to the ball best when we’re at centre court. Sometimes we throw ourselves at the net, sometimes we chase the ball to the side, but at all times we’re aware of how exposed we are and our need to get back to centre court – our balance point.

Perfect balance is a state of non-movement. Life’s too fluid and dynamic for this state to be maintained for long periods. If we want to get ahead in life, then in almost anything, it requires work, effort and a personal stretch.

The answer lies in knowing how to relax, and how to push when required. We also need to recognise the state we’re in at any given moment, and then make a conscious decision to maintain or alter that state. Is it time to relax or, go for it?

If you choose to push it then, support your decision by:

  1. Not missing an exercise workout. A workout will burn off excess stress and leave you calm and rational.
  2. Always eat breakfast. This sends a message to your body that all is OK and prevents the body from wanting to store bodyfat.
  3. Discuss with your family the period of time you’ll be out of balance and the reason you’ve made this choice.

If you choose to relax then, support this decision by:

  1. Leaving your briefcase at work – don’t take it home the night you intend to relax.
  2. Take your watch off …you’ll soon get out of time.
  3. Eat lunch away from work stimulants such as the computer screen.

Know the cost of deciding to go for it, or to back off. And, take responsibility for that decision.

 Balance is a destination never arrived at. Its knowing that its your choice to maintain or reject your current state that’s important.

Scott Willams

Succeed Personal Training, Canberra

The Cardio Debate

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

One of our great debates in the fitness industry still rages on:

 ‘You need to do cardio to lose weight’ runners-on-a-tready

 If you’re sceptical that you can get results without doing cardio, then you need to read this…

 My advice (and this works with excess protein intake as well)…

 “Just cut back on the cardio a little bit each week until you realize that doing less doesn’t actually slow your fat loss progress.”

 In fact, if you replace it with harder shorter intervals, I’ll bet you that will get more results than you would sticking to the long distance cardio. Want to see for yourself? If so, then  sign up for a month of Personal Training with one of our Personal Trainers or one of our Boot Camp programs doing short intervals only, and I guarantee your body shape will change or I will give you your money back…

 Most people don’t realize that you can’t expect to get different results by doing the same thing over and over again, but people are afraid of change. They’d rather keep on running for 45 minutes and not lose weight than try something different that pushes them out of their comfort zone a little bit for as little as 20 minutes and see the fat melt away.

 My personal opinion, people stick with cardio because it is easier mentally & physically to go for a jog or use the strider compared to doing real burn fat workouts that can change your body (such as the Succeed burn fat fast workout (due out soon), bodyweight exercises, and interval training).

 Taking the easy way out does NOT work.

 And it’s boring.

 Succeed’s NEW “burn fat fast workout” training program will be available online soon. It will be a complete training program available for purchase online that will transform your body.

I have been trialling this method of training for the past four months and have lost over 8kg of Bodyfat so far…. and I haven’t ran longer than 25 minutes in any session.

Still got a bit to go.. here is my target – vince-del-monte

 Stay tuned!

 Scott Williams

Succeed Personal Training