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Archive for May, 2011

When the Weigh Scale is Stuck

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

There may come a time when the  scale doesnt budge.

You may know what I am talking about… after you have worked out
for 2 to 3 months straight and not a slight
sway in the needle.

Have you ever had this experience?

Take heart.

Dont beat yourself up.

This is common and there should be no need for angst.

If this is the case let me ask you something.
Have you noticed any other areas
of your body morphing?

Have you noticed a thinner neck?
How about a thinner waist?

Fat clings to the neck area on men.
Fat also clings to your belly region.

So even though your weigh scale
seems frozen on the number from
two months ago, your shirt collars
and trousers may fit looser.

This is a good sign.

Because the reason is you are packing on
muscle while dropping fat.

And as you already may know, muscle
weights more than fat.

Even though the fat cells are being torched
they are being replaced by stout muscle cells.

So keep at it.  Keep pluggin’ away.
Dont give in.  The good energy and upbeat nature
of where you are isnt worth going back
to yesterday. The time when you had low energy, extra pounds
weighing you down, and a negative attitude toward yourself.

Hang on… because when you do you
may just bust through the plateau and get to
the next level of your weight loss.

Ciao for now.

Best,

Vince Palko

P.S. To get fit without running more than 15 yards at a time,
check out my Super Body Blitz package… and tackle those fat cells.

What is Your Medicine?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Was watching Eat, Pray, Love the other night
and stumbled upon an interesting topic for today.

Quick side note: there are gorgeous shots of Rome,
India and Bali in this flick. If you love to travel, you will dig it.

Anyway, early on Julia Robert’s character
travels to Italy and learns the language.

Over dinner, her language instructor
teaches her different words.  During their conversation,
her depressed self speaks up, “I have a word
for you.”  She holds up her glass of wine and says, “therapy.”

Funny. I get it.

Right here would be a good place to
go into why alcohol, chew, cigarettes, and food
are really bad “medicine” for the blues.

But I wont.

Instead, I’ll focus on other types of “medicine”
to get you out of your slump.

Reading, writing, painting, drawing,
exercise, meditation and other hobbies are extremely
therapeutic and more productive.

They improve your overall well being and expand your mind.
Take exercise for instance.  This is an excellent form of
therapy. For one you can clear your head.  And two, you take
all the negative energy and turn it into fat burning juice.

You make yourself thinner, sexier, healthier
and happier person.

Now is drinking alcohol forbidden
in my world? No. I enjoy a drink from time to time.
But I sip a couple to celebrate not commiserate. :~)

When it gets into the label of THERAPY, you may
select another item from the productive therapeutic group.

Combining one or more items is
even better therapy, like say meditation and exercise.
What I teach in Triple Your Endurance is a form
of this.  And it also leads to more endurance in
long distance races but also more endurance in the bedroom.

Check it out here:
http://www.tripleyourendurance.com/increase_energy-endurance.html

Best,

Vince Palko

Electricity is in the Air

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

There is a debate among
fitness gurus as to whether
working out by yourself or
with a group is better.

Here’s my take. Sit back and enjoy.

There are times when I workout
by myself.  However, if given the opportunity
to workout in the gym or with a partner, I opt for
the latter.

A new awakening and silver lining that came
out of a long, harsh winter and wet spring.
I spent much more time in the gym as a result.

Here is why working out around others provides a 30% better workout.

First though, a couple of stories.

Back on September 12, 1992 I had
the amazing pleasure fulfilling a childhood
dream of playing at the Horseshoe stadium
against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

There was a “small” crowd of 94,808
watching on.  Biggest in school’s history
up to that point.

People asked me afterwards what it
was like to play in front of skyscrapers
of screaming fans.

Electricity was in the air…foh show!

Move up on the timeline to my first
marathon in Chicago in 2004.

There were 1.5 million people in
the streets cheering us runners onto
victory.  This made 94,000 look like
bread crumbs scattered on the ground.

On top of that, there were 40,000 runners
all moving in one direction like a giant snake pulling you through the city
streets helping you reach the finish line.

How could this be. I guess you just have
to experience one for yourself to understand.
The positive reinforcing energy was real.

Again, electricity was in the air!

Now take the average gym.

There are other folks like yourself working
towards a common goal: to lose weight
and improve their health.

Yes, electricity is in the air!

I’d rather be in that environment to keep pushing you.
People of all shapes and sizes and age ranges… they
are there with you. To inspire you, motivate you, and pick you
up when you are having an off day.

I’ve always been a big team player kinda guy. Can ya tell?

Now, its not like I’m chatting up a storm with these
folks sucking their energy. I keep my “convoes” to a minimum.
However, just being around each other is like pulling clothes from
a dryer after tumbling for awhile, you feel a spark.

But this isnt static electricity, its dynamic electricity.

The other folks and you, while moving around,
exchange uplifting sparks the whole time you are there.
You probably didnt even realize it.

Now there is a time to be alone and meditate.

There is also a time to get after it (exercise) on your own.

If you are starting out or need a mental lift,
the place you need to be is around other fitness fanatics.

No excuses. Get moving. Your body will love you for it!

Ciao for now,

Vince Palko

P.S. My LB Fitness program works great in
the gym or on your own.  Check it out
here– http://www.vincepalko.com/linebacker_fitness.html
Yes, you can pull motivational sparks from the guy teaching you
in this video. Got on it today. No excuses.

Vicious Dog Attacks Me

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Got a funny story for ya.

A couple days ago I went for a fast 3 miler on the tow path behind my house.

The sky was grey but I was on fire humping it the whole way.

YES, I implemented some tools from Triple Your Endurance
I was in the last stretch finishing up the last mile.
Closing in on  two younger woman with a yellow lab.

The dog was on a leash. As I approached the trio I swung out
wide to pass. I was digging hard… going about 9-11 mph.
And that’s cruising for 240lbs.

Apparently, not wide enough because the stout fifty-pounder
was looking for an afternoon snack.

As I was almost to the couples peripheral vision
when their dog turned around startled and lunged at me.
He wrapped his chompers around my thigh.

Luckily, all he got was cloth. He put two holes in
my Russell’s.

Keep in mind I am almost in a dead sprint.
The dog tries to take me down abruptly. My arms fly up
in the air like a tight rope walker balancing on a thin wire.

My momentum pulled my leg away from the dog in mid stride.
And withing a half a second was free back to my run.

After a quick falter I was back in step.

The owner screamed “Oh my gosh, Im so sorry!!”

I hollered over my shoulder… “Perfect balance. I didn’t even fall. No worries.”

As she continued to discipline her dog… I zipped off.

I got to thinking once my mind realized what had just happened.

How many slips do people have and end up
with broken legs, hips and wrists due to losing their balance.

I believe that the more your body is moving
and exercising the better the balance you attain.
Especially when you stretch and practice your balance
while exercising.

Practicing your balance could be the difference between
a clean slate and a host of medical bills.

Time to get after it. Rev that engine.

Best,

Vince Palko

Gratitude for What Is

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Tagged along with the girls
to see Soul Surfer this past weekend.

Coming out of the movie I asked
my nine year-old, “What’s one thing you are grateful for?”

Her response, “…My arms!”

Now I am not spoiling the movie because
if you Google it, you’ll see what
Im talking about.

‘Twas a great example of an instant gratitude generator leaving the theater.

My daughter’s friend, who joined us, tried to snapping
her seat belt in the car afterwards with ONE arm.

Subtle realizations of enjoying the simple things
in life (like cutting fruit) and being grateful for what
you have NOW are huge life lessons.

So let me ask you a question:
If you had only one leg and were laid
up in the hospital what do you think
would be on your mind?

“If only I would have used my legs more
often and taken advantage of them
while I could.”

I think this would be a common feeling or response.
Dont you?

Shoot, just being laid up for long
periods of time makes one want to get up
and move her body.

Appreciation doesnt have to come
too late. It doesnt have to come once
something is lost.

You can begin today to appreciate
yourself and your body… by giving it what
it needs–exercise.

When you do this you will open up
yourself to great things.  You will be in
top 5% of our population that has
a healthy glow about them.

Go out and get after it.

Best,

Vince Palko

P.S. If you are looking for exercise tools
to support your plan of getting and staying
fit make sure to check out this page:
http://www.vincepalko.com/products.html


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