Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Go Ahead & INDULGE this Thanksgiving!

It's ONE day out of the entire year.  You've waited 364 days for it.  You've had time to phsyically prep for it (be creating a calorie deficit on Wednesday)...so enjoy it!  Indulge & ENJOY your Thanksgiving holiday with your family & friends for goodness sake!  This is a day to relax your normal diet standards and indulge.  You deserve it!  There is no need to attempt to watch what you eat or moderate your calories in my opinion.  Your holiday eating strategy should only be not to eat too much bread or appetizers early-on because you might get too full to enjoy the good stuff like turkey & gravy, and pie afterwards!  Listen, one day of over-indulgence is going to have ZERO net impact on your weight-loss or fitness goals.  Any weight gain will be temporary in nature, mostly due to carbohydrate-loading & water-retention.  Your body will automatically seek its normal homeostasis weight within 1 day.  If nothing else you'll be stronger during Friday's workout due to your 'carb-loading', so capitalize on this.  You may weigh your self Friday morning for FUN & CURIOSITY only - NO GUILT is allowed!!  One good bout of cardio on Friday and your weight & waistline will rebound for sure.  Check out this video blog where I tell you & the diet-Nazis to CHILL OUT...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Your #1 WEB-based Exercise TRAINER!

First Exercise.com & now for the iPhone App 'Fitness Buddy' , I have been hired as the production exercise subject matter expert & trainer to properly demonstrate over 1500 exercises to include photos, .gif animations & HD video.  This is no coincidence: I've been playing sports, training clients & fitness modeling for over 20 years.  I'm also a published author in the field of holistic health, and the resident fitness advisor to my pilot peers over at JetBlue and there are over 2500 of us!  I was also chosen to be the exercise & cover model for Men's Health Big Book of Exercises & The ABS Diet books 1 & 2.  In fact I've probably demonstrated over 5000 exercises, including inventing a few of my own!  Does your trainer still have you trying to max out your benchpress, or wobbling on some sketchy bosu or balance ball while doing isolation curls?  When in doubt you can look to web-based training with me!  Lastly be sure to check out my website Current Events page for all my latest antics!  Sincerely, Max Wettstein  Note: Fitness Buddy App won't be fully live & updated until early 2012.

Friday, November 4, 2011

INTENSITY!...What your training plan is missing!

Intensity!  This is most likely why you’re getting the same results, or getting no results.  So many of us just plop on the stationary bike, elliptical trainer, or treadmill and simply plod along in our comfort zone, (sometimes called the ‘fat-burning zone’ to make ourselves feel better), barely even breaking a sweat or raising our heart rate.  Yes, we’ll chug along, reading a magazine, watching TV, or even talk to a buddy, all the while feeling good about ourselves because we’re at least doing something for our fitness.  But because we're only reaching light to moderate intensity levels, we’re lucky if we even burn 300 calories in an hour, or cause ourselves to go into oxygen debt even once.  Burning your fat stores?  Yeah right!  Think again: You may have been working out at 60% of your maximum heart rate, but you’ll be lucky to even touch any fat stores/adipose tissue in an hour’s time at such a low heart rate.