Problem 1: Workout Confusion
You've tried everything. Bodybuilding splits, CrossFit, more cardio, less cardio and yet nothing seems to work.
I feel your pain...and I want you to know it's not your fault. The amount of misinformation and confusion makes it very difficult for someone to stay consistent and actually find something that works.
For example, let's look at your typical bodybuilding split: you've got Chest on Monday, Back on Tuesday, Shoulders on Wednesday etc...
Now, I love those programs. They're fun. And they're great for building size. But they ARE NOT optimal for fat loss—especially those last few pounds.
And yet, whenever I go a gym, I see men and women doing these outdated splits in an effort to get lean!
Low Frequency Training Can Be Ineffective:
If you only train a body part once a week you risk the potential to build quality muscle and shed fat. Doing one muscle group on Monday and waiting until the following week is only going to slow down your progress. The overall volume is too low and because the focus tends to be on isolation movements the calorie reduction isn't significant enough for maximum results.
For another example, take traditional Low Intensity Steady State cardio (LISS). Those are the 1-2 hour cardio sessions where you're plodding around on a treadmill watching the clock tick by, bored out of your mind. The problem is you have limited time AND....
Traditional Cardio IS NOT The Most Effective Fat Loss Strategy:
You've probably questioned the amount of time that is necessary to spend on the elliptical or treadmill. Hours upon hours are spent yet the end result is NOT a thin, slim midsection. In most cases it might be the exact opposite.
Doing Low Intensity Steady State cardio (LISS) can be very boring and most likely not even close to fun. It's not something many people look forward to when it comes to working out. Throw in the fact that you have the potential to lose muscle mass, completely sabotaging your end goal. This just doesn't make sense for you and your goals.
If there's one thing I know about cutting body fat it's that you must start with a tried and true, proven blueprint.
There are thousands of ways to lose those last few pounds and after working with celebrities, athletes, fitness models, moms, and the average gym goer I've been able to accumulate all of my research, results and failures by putting it into a proven system that WORKS.
It's a plan that forces your body into a muscle building, fat burning zone...
The Solution: Omega M.R.T.
If you've been around the fitness game for a while, you probably know about MRT, or Metabolic Resistance Training. If not, it's basically doing rapid-paced weight-training circuits.
Without getting too far into the science, it's been shown over and over and over again to be the most effective exercise for burning fat. Not only does MRT burn a lot of calories...it also increases your metabolism, allowing you to CONTINUE burning fat long after you've left the gym.
The problem with traditional MRT, though, is that it's limited. Sure, it's great for burning fat...
...but because you tend to use lighter weights, it can also make you weaker! When you go back to heavy training, you've got to play "catch-up."
On top of that, traditional MRT is not designed with hormonal optimization in mind. And as we touched on above (and will cover in detail below), hormonal optimization is the KEY to getting that Omega body.
Omega MRT solves this. You see, instead of just "fast-paced weight-training circuits", the Omega Body Blueprint uses FOUR distinctly different types of training.
Each one of these training modalities will help you burn fat...
...but is also designed with specific goals in mind. Some of them keep you strong (preventing the need to "catch-up" later), some help bring out muscle definition...
...and ALL of them train your body to release specific fat burning hormones that fight against that stubborn fat.
REMEMBER: stubborn fat is a direct result of individual hormones—Omega MRT is designed to address that directly.
Problem 2: Nutrition Lies
What you eat plays a vital role in achieving the look you want. It's especially crucial when you're trying to eliminate the last annoying 5-10 pounds.
The problem is there is so much misinformation leading to confusion and more weight gain.
Take, for example, these myths.
Nutrition Myth #1: Eating 5-6 Meals a Day is Crucial for Success
You've heard this before. Many trainers, dieticians, and even DOCTORS are telling you to evenly space out your meals in order to speed up your metabolism and keep it fired up throughout the day.
When it comes to eating, if you digest 3000 calories in 6 meals or 3 meals it still remains 3000 calories.
At the end of the day, if you are in a deficit, regardless of how you get there, you'll start to see the magic happen.
If that's not enough, research has been changing over the last decade suggesting just this.
In fact, I've got not one (1) but two (2) studies which illustrate that it doesn't matter HOW many meals you eat—as long as the calories are the same, you can eat 2 meals or 10 and it won't make a difference.
On top of all of this, it can be extremely difficult planning out six meals a day. Preparing, packing, carrying and maintaining this can be too difficult and not feasible.
Nutrition Myth #2: Eating Carbs After 6 PM Will Cause You To Store Body Fat
Once again inexperienced trainers, poorly written articles and magazines have suggested you stop eating carbohydrates after 6 pm.
The theory behind this idea stems from the fact that you'll be going to bed so your metabolism will slow down while your sleeping thus storing those carbohydrates as fat rather than utilizing it as energy. It's also worth noting that it's assumed insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance can be affected.
This study (3) took 78 over-weight police officers and placed them into either an experiment group (evening carbohydrate consumption) or a control group over a six-month period.
Greater weight loss, abdominal circumference, and body fat mass reductions were observed in the group that ate carbohydrates at night compared to the control group.
There is nothing about nighttime that suggests it's time your metabolism slows down and starts storing carbohydrates as fat.
Nutrition Myth #3: You MUST eat only healthy, organic, and non-processed foods
Listen, eating natural, whole, unprocessed foods is obviously good for you.
And, yes, it's unassailably better to eat a diet that is loaded with nutrients and provide your body with what it needs to function properly than one loaded with crap.
The problem is that people have been conditioned to think they need to eat nothing but salads, seeds, and tofu in order to get lean.
The thought of having to transform your pantry and kitchen to that of a co-op can be disheartening to many people with good intentions of getting in shape.
Here's the truth: eating all organic foods doesn't AUTOMATICALLY make you lean.
More importantly: it doesn't matter how "certified" these foods are—if you eat too much of them, you will get fat.
My point is, organic foods are awesome; they're just not the end-all, be-all when it comes to dieting.
In fact, it's possible to strategically place the foods you enjoy into your overall diet and still get unbelievable results.
When done properly, you can use this strategy to elicit crucial fat burning hormones that will help boost your metabolism and accelerate your fat loss.
Taking into account all of the misinformation paralysis by analysis it's finally nice to see a solution that WILL work for you...
The Solution: Omega Nutrition
Anyone who's been on a structured fitness program can tell you that nutrition is BY FAR the larger piece of the puzzle.
If you want to get your Omega body, you need to avoid all the mistakes laid out in the lies above, and really focus on the important stuff.
Omega Nutrition focuses on a few things:
Rather than force you to eat a certain number of meals each day, employing a flexible IF strategy allows you to eat WHEN you want, and as often as you want.
Not only does this make it easier for you to make progress and adhere to the plan, it's also incredibly effective from a hormonal perspective. It's been shown that periods of fasting help you control ghrelin (the hunger
hormone) and improve insulin sensitivity.
In the context of dieting, cycling means that certain aspects of your nutrition are modified on specific days, based on activity.
There are a lot of ways to do this, but all of them have this in common: you eat more calories and carbs on certain days than others.
The primary reason for this is energy utilization and recovery. To put in the most succinct way possible, you need to take in more energy on days you expend more energy.
Apart from helping you look awesome, there are some other advantages as well: researches at Louisiana State University found in a 2005 study that calorie cycling prolongs your life; this conclusion was further supported by researched conducted by the National Institute of Health in 2008.
In short, calorie cycling is going to help you lose fat while you gain muscle, optimize your hormones, and live longer. Not bad, if you ask me.
These are just a few of the principles upon which Omega Nutrition is founded—and these, combined with others, make it insanely effective for losing those last few pounds.
Problem 3: Dysfunctional Hormones
These hidden gremlins tend to cause a lot of problems for the unknowing person. Your hormones are the key to solving a plethora of issues when it comes to losing weight.
Long-term hormone dysfunction will prevent you from achieving any sort of fat loss. It's critical that you understand the functions of specific hormones so that you aren't wasting your TIME and $$$ busting your ass with minimal results.
Or worse, doing permanent damage with ill-conceived crash diets and poorly designed programs (that may not have been designed for YOU) that is difficult and sometimes impossible to reverse.
Ask yourself: do you ever feel tired, sore, fatigued, exhausted, irritated and hungry even though you haven't done a thing all day? Do you wonder why your energy has plummeted and your appetite has increased?
If you feel any of this you might suffer from the following:
- Low Testosterone
- Testosterone is the most important hormone that aids in muscle synthesis. This means that it supports your efforts of attaining higher muscle mass and a lower percentage of body fat. Not only does it have these kick ass functions, but it is also the leading hormone to increase glycogen levels, bone mineral content, and water retention in your body. These benefits allow you to get even closer to that cut up look you desire.
- When you have low testosterone, all of these things start firing in reverse. It becomes much harder to lose fat, and nearly impossible to put on muscle. Your strength levels drop. Sex drive, motivation, and general feelings of well-being plummet. In fact, low testosterone has been linked to everything from high anxiety to depression to thoughts of suicide.
- Hopefully, people won’t experience anything that severe—but if your testosterone is even slightly below the normal range, nearly every physiological process in your body takes a hit.
- Decreased Growth Hormone
- When you have a high amount of growth hormone pumping through your system, it allows you to utilize protein more efficiently, resulting in more muscle mass growth. Your quality of sleep and ability to recover and heal improves as well. When these things happen it aids in even more muscle mass gain because it improves the overall cell growth in your body.
- On the other hand, LOW levels of growth hormone can be pretty disastrous. If growth hormone production slows down, so does everything else—especially with regard to recovery. You’ll be more injury prone, and it’ll take longer to bounce back from even the most minor damage; your immunity will be compromised and you’re more likely to get sick. Even your sleep will be less restful.
- One thing to remember is that growth hormone acts as a “super charger” to a lot of other hormones, like testosterone—so when GH levels are high, you get even more benefits from having high testosterone. PLUS growth hormone helps to fight aging. If your levels drop, you are in serious trouble.
- Suppressed Leptin
- Leptin, also known as the anti-starvation hormone, is a “master hormone” which controls the production of other hormones that regulate metabolism. Put bluntly, leptin is the primary hormone responsible for how much fat you can lose.
- The higher your leptin levels are, the faster you can lose fat. The lower they are, the harder it becomes to drop weight.
- If you’re dieting incorrectly—using “crash diets” or simply eating too little—leptin levels will plummet. You’ll lose a bit of fat AT FIRST…but then your progress will stop dead.
- The key to losing the last few pounds and getting your Omega Body is keeping your leptin levels stable. You need to eat the right amounts—calories low enough to allow for weight loss, but not so low you compromise leptin. This is a delicate balance, and it’s one of the primary reasons OBB works so effectively.
- High Cortisol
- Cortisol is referred to as the "stress hormone". It is produced in your adrenal glands to help you manage stress. It aids in handling the physical, mental, and emotional stresses you face every single day. When stress levels are high, cortisol production and secretion are high as well. On top of that, you have a much greater chance of storing body fat around your stomach.
These are just a few of the primary hormones that can alter your body composition. These can be so problematic essentially giving you no chance to see results. Thankfully there is a solution....
The Solution: Omega Hormone Optimization
It's not enough to just "eat right and exercise." Reaching your Omega body requires a specific strategy. It's about doing the right things at the right time...and that means training and nutrition have to match up.
By strategically pairing specific training methods with the right dietary eating patterns, you can create a one-two punch for your endocrine system.
For example, something like "density training" can be used to increase testosterone and decrease estrogen, allowing you to fight against lower body fat...
...but if you pair a density workout with a high carb feeding, it will ALSO allow you to build dense, lean muscle while you do it!
The Omega Body Blueprint is designed entirely around the principles of hormonal optimization for fat
loss – and that's why it's the only program that will allow you to achieve your Omega body.