SIMPLICITY (Program Phase I)

“When the intensity of an exercise is increased, the amount of exercise must be reduced. When you train harder, you must train less” Arthur Jones

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Bruce Lee


glass-of-water

 

I have completed the initial detoxification & Cleansing portion of my Simplicity program.

I extended the Strictest portion of my reset

4 days completed …

First 48 hours:Water Fasting with prior listed Supplement protocol

Followed by Intermittent Fasting (Keto) Days 3,4,5(6) at a 23:1 with the 1 being one solid Ketogenic meal

The biggest misconception I have personally encountered is that it is not the simple elimination of the entire Carbohydrate macronutrient from ones diet that amplifies Ketosis, rather for me it is the Fasting protocol used strategically.

What instead I practice is this first week “reset”

I find that for me and I suspect many others, eating is more habitual and emotional than we realize.

Resetting my eating patterns involves the initial strict fasting followed by sunday ( day 7) moving to a more manageable Intermittent 18/6 (18 hours fasting/6 hours Keto eating).

Key points I am certain I respect in my diet

  1. Macro Ratio- the highest Protein gets in my consumption is 25% (often staying at 20% to prevent

Gluconeogenesis (abbreviated GNG) is a metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from non-carbohydrate carbon substrates such as lactate, glycerol, and glucogenic amino acids.

Its counter what industry marketing will tell you since it more than likely means Less in Protein supplement purchases.

One thing I believe very strongly in especially with a strategy such as my “Simplicity” approach is use of the Best whole Food selections possible.

#FoodFirst

At this point in the program I will remain Keto simply because it “works for me” however benefits of balanced Intermittent Fasting are also very well supported. I recommend :

Warrior Diet

This is a great book by a exceptional Gentleman who “Walks the walk” Ori was my first taste of a Intermittent Diet, long before it became the “thing to do”.

Dr. Mercola Intermittent Fasting

Probably much closer to my Ketogenic approach. Dr.Mercola is a true industry Advocate I has the letters to validate it.

Dom D’Agostino (Keto and Fasting) Tim Ferriss Show

Tim is the absolute best in the podcast world and his popularity validates it. Dom D’Agostino is the leading authority in the world of Ketogenic Science , Performance and Longevity. This is a absolute listen! Pure GOLD!

I will write in upcoming postings about the Phase II (18:6) Portion of my program.

I will cover the disruptive “Refreed” Debauchery mindset of enduring Pain to afford Gluttony.

From a Philosophical perspective this makes absolutely no sense. It is a Instagram sensation to be ultra “On track” all week and go Gluttony 100% +++ on a EVERY WEEKEND..I will dig into this…All I will say is that as the Stoics taught it is the constant movement towards #Virtue that for me automaticaly a reason not to do so.

From a very traditional Physical Culture standpoint it makes no sense because eating junk will develop cravings for more junk NOT less. Its about breaking past the point of the addiction to crappy food and make no mistake it IS #Addiction

#Sugar and #Processed foods are pinnacle just take a evening to watch

Sugar Coated Documentary

and

That Sugar Film

Don’t simply take my or anyone onlines word without empowering your own knowledge.

For me a occasional Carbohydrate meal period as needed will absolutely be incorporated however this I assure you will most times be clean Carbohydrate selections such as Baked sweet potatoes, Oats, Rice or the occasional Pizza or pasta ( after all I am Italiano).

Training for me will be a detailed post this week on its on that will lay out the “hybrid” approach that has proven very productive for me.

It is a Multi faceted approach I use

  1. Total Body HIT Training ( 8 exercises maximum) warmups then 1 set to momentary muscular failure

I am a disciple of the Arthur Jones approach and have seen tremendous benefits especially training in a fasting or Intermittent Fasting state.

2.Functional Whole Body training- Brief, HIT

I alternate training every other day and rotate between “Gym” days of Total Body HIT and Home/Outdoor Functional HIT

** I also use Off days as active recovery- there truly should not be OFF Days…

Mobility WOD

Kelly Starrett is a must in keeping you- The Machina running TOP FORM!

So in wrapping up this edition of SIMPLICITY….

I feel the same with this subject as I do with “refeed” approaches.

If you LOVE IT you WANT TO DO IT!  #HUSTLE #OUTWORKEVERYONE #NOOFFDAYS #REFEEDFORWEAK

I cannot stress enough that you should always be cleared by your practitioner prior to engaging in any strenuous  exercise..

please send me your questions, comments,I really look forward to them..

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@Romarenagade on Twitter

 

Now if you Want it- GO GET IT…..#FORZA

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