BY: Eric Serrano MD and Scott H. Mendelson
Are you training hard and eating “clean”, but feel that you are making little progress or even getting worse with body fat accumulating in stubborn areas? If so elevated stress levels from life in general, work, relationships or possibly over training is likely a large part of the problem.
Increased stress levels activate fat storage receptors in the mid-section for men and lower body for women forming highly stubborn pockets of body fat. The right tactics will help your body deal with stress more effectively allowing you to burn body fat quickly and keep energy levels high. Leaving high stress levels unchecked is a big mistake and the negative impact on the hormonal environment will block your progress even when nutrition and training plans are on point.
Shorter Training Sessions Lead to Faster Body Transformation
Maximize the fat burning impact form training by keeping sessions highly time efficient. We help clients perform more productive work in a 45 minute session than they were able to do previously during poorly designed 90 minute training sessions. We can help clients perform more high quality work in gradually less time with antagonistic super setting and short rest periods. Three to four training sessions per week which are 40 minutes or less work very well for highly stressed clients wanting to lose body fat quickly. In some cases training sessions may need to be closer to 30 minutes if recovery conditions are poor such as sleep quality, food availability and more.
Our clients have the ability to adjust the training volume for each session based on conditions in place on the day of training.
Even under normal stress level circumstances- many years of hormonal blood work analysis reveals training sessions over can be highly counterproductive- triggering increased rates of fat storage and muscle wasting.
Hormonal Blood Work- A view into the Future of Success or Failure
“I perform extensive hormonal blood work reviews with every patient on a regular basis and can quickly spot barriers to success such as overtraining by evaluation the testosterone to cortisol ratio, thyroid, cholesterol, liver enzymes and more. New patients often have poor levels of amino acid concentration in the blood stream and this vital marker defines patient potential for building muscle and burning fat.
During follow up blood work Patients who Amino Load frequently with the proprietary blends of ingredients within the 100% MR and Muscle Synthesis Powder that I developed can experience huge improvements in their blood profiles identifying the proper levels of Amino Acids available to fuel rapid muscle growth, fat loss and accelerated performance. The physique improvements following this improved status are absolutely incredible.” Eric Serrano MD
Overtraining is Greatest Progress Roadblock for Serious Trainees
A training session will only drive rapid muscle growth and fat loss if the muscles, nervous and hormonal systems can optimally recover from the hard work performed. At times it is not one session that pushes a trainee off the overtraining cliff, but several weeks of exceeding the capacity to recover. A drop in Thyroid levels is a clear indication of overtraining and is one of the main reasons that energy levels drop during the days following a training session that exceeded the capacity to recover. Sub optimal thyroid levels are put into place as a reaction to overtraining to prevent additional muscle from being wasted and this also damages the capacity to burn stored fat
Four Key Elements for Rapid Fat Loss
We need to focus on four key elements to lose body fat quickly and accelerate fat burning long term. Support a metabolic shift to using stored fat as fuel, remove foods that interfere with proper digestion/nutrient utilization, Cleanse Fat Cells and optimize fat burning hormones.
Low Food intake and Too Much Exercise Stimulates Fat Storage and Muscle Wasting
Your prior nutrition and training plans that you sent me fit the typical low calorie programs with a ton of exercise will cause some initial fat loss along with muscle wasting, but will quickly bring fat loss to a halt as the body rebels against starvation signals. This is one of the primary reasons why 99% of the population cannot lose more than the first 10 pounds and typically gains the fat back and more within 45 days.
A combination of negative factors drove up your stress hormones which stimulated fat storage receptors to hold on to your belly fat and perhaps shift more body fat to the belly. Our clients have experienced huge reductions in belly fat when using the Fat Reduce FBO5 Day and Night Time formulas.
Shut of Belly Fat and Stubborn Leg Fat Storage Receptors
Men have a high density of fat storage receptors in the mid-section while women have a higher concentration in the lower body that are activated by poor hormonal conditions such as excessive physical and emotional stress. We use Fat Reduce FBO5 Day and Night Time formulas to shut off the fat storage receptors and accelerate fat burning through several proven metabolic and hormonal pathways.
Sleep Better to Burn Fat Faster
The Fat Reduce FBO5 Night Time formula is especially potent for those who do not wake up feeling well rested which indicates sleep quality is not good enough to properly regenerate hormone levels.
High Stress= High Sensitivity to Carbohydrate
Stress is a game changer as it relates to training and diet. You must be very careful with carbohydrate intake since elevated stress damages insulin sensitivity. In other words every time you eat an apple the body secretes more insulin (fat storage hormone) than it should compared to a normal person. Consume refined carbohydrates and junk food- the fat storage hormone release can be even worse!
Alpha Omega M3 helps to optimize insulin sensitivity while optimizing fat cell function and must be part of your nutrition plan. Carbohydrate intake should be focused following training on certain days as part of a planned macronutrient cycling strategy. Always include the Alpha Omega M3 consumed with post workout meals containing carbohydrate will drive raw materials into hungry muscle bellies instead of spilling over into fat cells.
Consuming Saturated Fats from Non- Organic Sources Can Increase Body Fat Levels
Commercially raised beef contains high amounts of saturated fat which can interfere with proper fat cell function which in turn increases fat storage capacity. These matters are made worse in combination with high stress levels due to the negative impact on insulin sensitivity. As a result fat storing hormone levels may be higher than normal when consuming commercially raised beef. For many reasons grass fed beef and organically raised proteins are superior to other food options.
High Stress Levels Trigger Cravings
High stress is a powerful cravings trigger any time of day and stimulates a fat storing hormonal environment marked specifically by high cortisol levels. High cortisol levels create anxiety and a bad mood in general and as a natural reaction you subconsciously want to escape these conditions by spiking insulin through the consumption of sugar heavy food sources since increased insulin levels lower cortisol.
Neutralize Fat Storage Stress Hormones
Inadequate rest periods of 20 seconds for example increase lactic acid levels which causes the burning sensation in your muscles which make Joe average quit when the going gets tough. Lactic acid is a pre cursor to growth hormone which is one of the most potent Fat Burning hormones. We want Growth Hormone levels to climb as high as possible. 100% MR and Muscle Synthesis Powder buffer lactic acid levels so that you can train through the discomfort and get the most out of every training session. Dr. Serrano’s proprietary blend of ingredients based on many years of patient trials, hormonal blood work, and muscle biopsies forces the body to use more stored fat as fuel, neutralize fat storage stress hormones while laying the foundation for rapid muscle growth.
How hard are you really working during your training sessions? What is more beneficial for your bottom line progress? a rapid fire set that lasts 20 seconds or controlling rep speeds to make sets last 2 to 3 times as long?