2015 Fitness Lists

IAS Fitness Network News

We Are Shifting Fitness From Exercise Modalities, To Sequencing Modalities To Fitness And Health!
The 2015 FIT LIST
What is hot
1. H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training)
2. Speed, Power and Strength
3. Speed, Agility and Quickness
4. Quick workouts (ten minutes is a warm up)
5. Training your body as one coordinated working marvel
6. Body weight and natural movements
7. Training like an athlete
8. Training for strength
9. Male Hormone Replacement Therapy
10. Tabata
11. Planet Fitness Pizza Nights and Bagel Breakfasts
12. “Paleo” diets (real paleo diets were opportunistic, not optimized)
13. American Ninja
14. Free running/Parkour

What Will Be Hot
1. V.H.I.I.T. (Very High Intensity Interval Training) Vee Hit
2. U.H.I.IT. (Ultra High Intensity Training) You Hit
3. You!

What is cold
1. Pilates
2. Loooooo-o-o-o-ng cardio workouts
3. Cold stretching
4. TRX
5. Training in Body parts
6. Sitting in Machines
7. Bodybuilding
8. Training for size
9. Female Hormone Replacement Therapy
10. Serious Big Box Gyms
11. Sugar

What deserves to be warmer
1. TRX
2. Yoga as the best cool down
3. Yoga as meditation
4. Serious Big Box Gyms
5. Long very low intensity cardio workouts once every week or two.
6. Sitting in machines for physical therapy
7. Training for bone density
8. Self defense exercises
9. Power per pound training
10. Pilates as methodology
11. Diets tuned to activity
12. Paleo like exercises
13. Growing your own food
13. Mindful food preparation
14. Mindful eating
15. Reasons for obesity
16. Multi-planar workouts

What deserves to be colder
1. Quick workouts (ten minutes is a warm up)
2. Pilates as a noveau religion
3. Tabata
4. Planet Fitness Pizza Nights and Bagel Breakfasts
5. Sitting in machines to exercise
6. Training for size
7. Sugar
8. Starch
9. Processed Industrial calories
10. Bikram “Yoga” (A composite product for western tastes)
11. Yoga as a calorie burner
12. Exercising tiny little muscles and parts as exercise
What should be extinct
1. Cold Stretching
2. Quick workouts (ten minutes is a warm up)
3. Bikram Yoga
4. Planet Fitness Pizza Nights and Bagel Breakfasts
5. Spot reduction
6. Added sugar (High fructose or not)
7. Industrial lab dyes for industrial calories
8. Quack diets
9. Carrageenan
10. Excuses for obesity
11. Staying in the sagittal plane for exercise (front and back)

What is holding steady
1. Yoga (yay!)
2. Fad diets (boo!)

Wishful Thinking
1. Desire to lose weight without sweating
2. Losing weight on a pizza diet

Pertinent Fitness Questions for 2015
1. How many calories does Yoga really burn?
2. What is optimal for interval training
3. What is beyond H.I.I.T.
4. Can energy systems be intervalised, through different exercise modalities
5. What are the most anabolic exercises
6. How many aggregate seconds at maximum intensity is optimal in a workout, per week, per month
Edward Troy

Holiday Eating Or Feeding?
Do you remember what you ate Thanksgiving? The average American consumed between 3000 and possibly more than 4500 calories, this last Thanksgiving (and on many days this holiday season, now add the alcohol!!). Sadly this may not be limited to just this day, have you looked around at your fellow Americans lately? The best strategy to avoid excessive consumption and not insult anyone who brought holiday food, is to take ONE bite, or a partial bite of all dishes, so you can say, “yes I tried your casserole.” This is the only way out of sticky holiday situations, regarding food, family, and friends, or don’t be there. Remember, most Americans are overweight, obese or morbidly obese. You have no right to expect them to understand your desire to put the brakes on feeding.
Selected January and February Activities

A Weight Off Your Shoulders KDNK

Scheduled Interview
February 3 4:30PM
Interview with Carrie Marsh
and Sam Ferguson of Komen Colorado
We will go over the changes at Komen, some of the athletic activities they run and how you can get invovlved.

Physical Adventure Activities
January 24 8AM Cross Country Ski (Track skiing) from Basalt High School to Woody Creek Tavern
Warning: this is an all day event. Prepare accordingly!



Your Health Misdirected to Weight Loss

As a personal trainer in the Aspen CO area, I am not shocked to read this type of article; one that begins by attacking exercise as a part of weight loss, diet being 4 times as important (80% vs 20%). Just go to your kitchen and do the latest “I refuse to exercise diet plan”…. So here are the results the good doctor is crowing about;

<Compliance was incredible – only seven study dropouts – and over the course of the year, men averaged 6.16 hours of weekly exercise, and women, 4.9 hours. So did the 320 hours of exercise for the men and the 254 hours for the women lead to weight loss? Yes, but probably less than you might have guessed. Men lost, on average, 3.5 pounds, and women, 2.6. That translates to 91.5 hours of exercise per pound lost.>

I am not saying that everyone can understand this, but what were the qualitative changes in these sample pools? I am not interested in some BMI nonsense, I am interested in body composition. What were the resulting changes in body composition, strength, agility, how many medications from “big pharma,” were eliminated or reduced, how about VO2, cholesterol, triglycerides? How many reversed and eliminated type 2 diabetes…. those are the types of questions that actually address the important issue of health.

Weight loss as an end can be easily achieved through amputations, a stupid notion, unless the limb is gangrenous. Losing muscle mass is yet another way to lose weight, and become even less healthy, as casual glance at many cigarette smokers, crack heads and meth pipe heads will reveal this to be true.

The “take away” from my comments is; simple minded discussions and “news,” about weight loss, isn’t necessarily synonymous with good health or improving your health. These blogs, bits of “news” are themselves dangerous to your health, because weight loss is treated as an end, not as part of the means to the end — your good health. Don’t be fooled by this kind of crap.


Slamming BMI and foolish one size fits all calorie diets


This is my response to pablum that includes one size fits all calorie diets and things in “fitness” that include BMI as a “helping tool.” BMI is rubbish, when it comes down to the math. If you are serious about fitness and /or weight loss then NEVER subscribe to one size fits all calorie diets or BMI. Insurance companies use BMI, and when have they ever been your friends?

<1500 calories? Without even seeing the person(s). Why not throw out 1200 or 2000? This cute nonsense undermines the ability of fitness/health professionals, to get people healthy and fit. The defense for using a BMI calculator is the same for those citing a flat earth as a danger to those who might fall off the “precipice,” 500 years ago. Information only requires only one person to organize it to eliminate ignorance. @Hogan etc., drop BMI for body composition. Aspenvipinternational.>