Friday, November 26, 2010

The day after Thanksgiving is not just a good day to shop.

As much as I love the food on my Spike Day's, there is another benefit of "spiking" that to me is almost just as satisfying.  I'm going to let you in on a little secret of mine.
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The day after we Spike, like after Thanksgiving, is by far the best day to workout in the entire week. Simply because all of those extra calories we just had, has our metabolism roaring, and we stored extra energy in our muscle glycogen, because of our Spike.
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When I first started Spiking I thought that the day of the Spike would be out best workout because that's when we had plenty of calories before for energy and after for recovery.  It's not the case, I was honestly too "full" to workout and I never had that extra energy.

I'm kind of a nerd and always reading research studies, and after reading a very interesting one on glycogen depletion, loading, and exercise I realized that the day after Spike Day would be the ideal day to workout.  Much like athletes, they "carb-load" the day before their event and not the day of, because glycogen is a better energy source than the glucose from food in our stomach. Glycogen is ready to go energy, just waiting for the signal, whereas food just eaten has to be processed and converted to glucose, and then is ready to be used as energy.
Marathon runners "carb-load" the day before they run.

The first week I tried this I noticed an increase in every set of my workout, and my energy level was amazing. Every since my first "after-spike" workout, Sunday's have been my day to kick butt in the gym.

So now it's Black Friday, and I highly recommend making good use of the extra calories from Thanksgiving and having a kick ass "after-spike" workout.  It will also help destroy the stress of hectic shopping and any annoying family members from the day before.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What are you going to eat this Thanksgiving?

The answer could be, whatever you want!

Thanksgiving Dinner for Low-Carb Dieters

Thanksgiving Dinner for you extreme dieters!

Your Thanksgiving on the Spike Diet

Thanksgiving is a time for fun, family, football, and food, but when you're on a diet and trying to watch your weight, Thanksgiving can also be frustrating.

The Spike Diet brings the food and the fun back to Thanksgiving for those trying to lose weight and stay fit.

With a weekly day to indulge the Spike Diet gives you the freedom to enjoy this holiday season without the guilt that sends millions to the gym to start their annual New Year's Resolution. With the Spike Diet you have the best of both worlds-you can eat like a king or queen and still lose weight. The Spike Day isn't a "cheat day" nor is it just a day to simply use saved up "points", it is a calculated and important day of calorie surplus to spike metabolism and keep dieters out of starvation mode.

Enjoy your pie and your turkey guilt free on the Spike Diet!
After your 3rd plate of food your family will be shocked that your are actually "dieting"

Even if you are not on the Spike Diet and following your own plan, I still recommended you taking the "day-off" and eating what you want. Lets face it, food is not just energy, it is also something to be enjoyed and celebrated. I have lost over 100lbs by taking a "day-off" so trust me one bad day will not hurt you. I would even argue that it helps you lose more weight over time.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

And don't forget the pie!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Spike84 - A New You in just 84 Days.

Spike84 is coming soon, but what is it?

It's my new 12 week program designed to turn you into a "fat-burning machine" 
It takes the principles of the Spike Diet and amplifies them with every trick and tool I have learned over the past 20 years. The sole purpose of Spike84 is to maximizing metabolism and burn fat. 

I've lost 20lbs since I started Spike84

Spike84 will include:
  • 3 Phase Total Fitness Plan
  • Spike84 Diet Plan
  • 10 minute Failure-Burn Home Workouts Charts (no equipment needed)
  • Failure-Burn Gym Workouts
  • Recipes
  • Spike84 Phase Calendars
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Resistance Band
  • Jump Rope
  • Pedometer
  • Grocery Essentials Shopping List
  • 3 Phase Food Log and Journal
 I have now burned off 128lbs of fat from my heaviest weight.

Spike84 is in beta stage right now, and Spike84 testers are averaging 3+ pounds lost per week!
For more information including release checkout our website