Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Ultimate Fitness and Fat Burning Plan Part 9

The Ultimate Fitness and Fat Burning Plan
Part Nine.

Thermogenic- Support Stacks:
Put the Heat on Fat.


Your metabolic system is always seeking balance, so when you start to
lose weight, your body may actually fight back. A recent study shows
when you lose 10% of your bodyweight, your metabolism drops by 15%.17
It’s as if your body’s forcing you back to your original weight. That’s why
boosting your metabolic rate may be such a critical factor in getting and
staying lean. Exercise and proper nutrition are a must, but supplementation
may help.

By combining compounds such as caffeine and synephrine (or adding
L-tyrosine, yohimbe, and St. John’s wort), it may be possible to create a
“fat-burning” stack as one more weapon in the battle of the bulge. For
instance, a combination of synephrine and caffeine may help accelerate
calorie expenditure and enhance fat metabolism.3 It may upgrade the body’s
thermodynamic (heat-producing) processes and help free fatty acids from
bodyfat stores to be used as fuel.

Taking a fat-burning stack 30 to 60 minutes before exercise and/or a meal
may work best. However, avoid taking such a formula after 5:00 p.m. as it
may keep you awake past your bedtime. There are a number of thermogenic
support supplements on the market that might help with fat burning,
but when finding the supplement that’s right for you, remember to read
the label and look for quality ingredients. Again, it’s important to buy from
a reputable distributor.


L-Carnitine is an amino acid found in many foods, particularly meat.
It’s also produced naturally in your body. It has become popular among
bodybuilders because it may ensure optimal metabolism of fat—especially
when fat loss exceeds 11/2 lbs per week.
Studies suggest athletes may need more L-carnitine than they can
produce.18 That could spell trouble for your performance because
L-carnitine plays such a key role in supporting energy metabolism.
By transporting fatty acids across cell walls into the mitochondria (the
“powerhouse” of cells), L-carnitine provides your muscles with the
fuel they need to make energy.
L-Carnitine could be especially important during times of intense
exercise because it may also help reduce post-exercise lactic-acid
levels and increase maximal work output.29 Studies show it may even
help preserve muscle glycogen during exercise,16 so you may not tire
as fast! Experts recommend 400 mg 3 times a day with meals.

Hydroxy Citric Acid (HCA)

HCA is a natural acid extracted from the rind of the Garcinia cambogia tree. Recently,
it has become popular with bodybuilders as a natural weight-management tool. Scientists
believe HCA works through a powerful “one-two punch.” First, HCA may partially inhibit the action
of an enzyme responsible for producing fatty acids from dietary carbohydrates.This means you may be
less inclined to store excess carbs as bodyfat. Second, HCA may help suppress appetite. The bottom
line: decreased bodyfat storage plus decreased appetite equals the potential for a leaner, better physique.

We will continue on The Ultimate Fitness and Fat Burning Plan Part Ten.

Well, that is it for now.

Keep Hanging and Banging.

Leon Cruz.

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