The All-in-One Remote Fitness Program
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After 35 years in this business there isn’t a client type I haven’t worked with, a fad diet or exercise program I haven’t seen and an excuse I haven’t heard. But the one constant has been the public’s search for that elusive “magic pill”. Well after 35 years I have found the “secret pill” and can prove it. If you notice I said “secret pill” not “magic pill”. In the fitness/diet world there is no magic pill. A magic pill is playing the lottery as your financial security strategy. No work, no commitment, just hope for results. A secret pill is an unknown strategy that requires commitment and work but if followed will get you the results you want. I now have that “secret pill”. And I can prove it because I used it to go from 204 pounds with 23% body fat to 174 pounds and 17% body fat. No special diet, no special supplements and no special exercise program. But I will share the details of that program in my next article.
However; as I mentioned above the secret pill requires a plan. So here it is the path to achieving your fitness goals. If you follow this plan, you will achieve your goals. And if you skip any of these, your chance of achieving your goals will diminish greatly.
- Step 1 – Commitment. On a scale of 1-10 your commitment to your achieving your goal has to be an 11. There will be distractions, excuses and all kinds of reasons to quit. Those that achieve their fitness goals let nothing get in their way. If you are not at this level of commitment do not go to step 2 because you will fail.
- Step 2 – Consult an expert. Trying to achieve a fitness goal without consulting an expert is like walking into your pharmacy when you’re sick and self-prescribing medications. I have seen thousands of people fail because they felt they could do it on their own. YOU CANT! You need the direction and support of a personal trainer to help you identify your goal and put together an effective plan just like you need your doctor to get better when you’re sick or injured.
- Step 3 – Develop a definitive, realistic and measurable goal. If I had a dollar for every time I heard “I want more energy, I want to lose weight, I want to feel better” I would be on an island somewhere. That’s like going into your doctor and saying I don’t feel well just give me script. You MUST have a clearly defined goal to be able to develop a program that will get you there. A good personal trainer will help you do that.
- Step 4 – Learn to love the results not the effort. I’ll let you in on a little industry secret, exercise is not fun! If you ask 10 trainers and they are completely honest with you they will tell you we hate exercise as much as everyone else. So trying to love the effort (exercise) is setting yourself up for failure. The reason we all exercise regularly is because we love the results and realize that exercise is the means, and the only means, to those results. As part of my personal program mentioned above I HATED the exercise part. But the results pushed me to keep going when every fiber in my body was screaming to stay in my chair
- Step 5 – The “Secret Pill”. Measure, track, and record your effort: Now before I go into this be aware that if you skip any of the steps above, and I mean any, this secret pill will be useless. For several years now I have been working with numerous wearable developers and manufacturers trying to find a wrist wearable that measured heart rate without a chest strap. After 3 years I have finally found one. This unit is worn on your wrist and simply measures heart rate, calories burned and exercise time. It is my use of this unit, and only because I used this unit that I was able to move my weight from 204 to 174 taking into consideration I have been a regular, knowledgeable workout person that has not been below 190 pounds in 20 years (ok, 30). And after carefully studying the data I have determined exactly why using this unit had the impact it had. Keep in mind that I did not change my normal diet at all or do any funky, fad exercise program But don’t think you can just throw on a wearable and bingo it works. You will need a trainer to help you link the use of the wearable to your goals or it will not work.
How Remote Fitness Works!
Ok, so how does it work?
The answer is simple. Measurement and accountability for cardio workouts.
Ever since Arnie came out with Pumping Iron we have been measuring weight training workouts with more data than a baseball game. Weight, sets, reps, rest, muscle groups, etc. You knew exactly how much work you were doing and when it was time to change your workload to continue challenging yourself to get stronger. And unless you cheated yourself you knew if you were working hard enough or not.
So to that point, we have never effectively measured workload with cardio exercise. And when it comes to weight loss, maintenance or fitness level cardio is king. Why do you think all these Boot Camp studios are popping up everywhere? “But Dennis, I measure my workload by time spent on the treadmill”. Blzzzzz (insert raspberry mouth noise). That is only valuable if you know you are working hard enough. It’s like saying “but I did three sets of 12”. Sure, with no weight. “But Dennis, I follow the heart rate guide on the machine”. But how do you know if that number is right for you. I’m going to touch on this later in this article. It’s one of the keys to the “secret”. “But Dennis, I’m really sweating a lot”. Really? People still use that one?
So what is the secret?
The secret is that the smartwatch fitness tracker becomes your own Personal Trainer! And every single human being (fitness experts included) works harder and more efficient with an instructor leading the way.
The secret is what we call cardio coaching. For years the path to weight loss and conditioning results was missing two absolutely critical components. First was the value of prioritizing cardio exercise. The second was not only being able to quantify your cardio workouts in raw data but working with a cardio exercise expert to help you understand and maximize the application of that data. Recently we've seen the fitness world inundated with data through all kinds of technology. But the missing piece is knowing what that data actually means and how to use it to get results. And to do that requires a cardio coach expert. After 6 years of extensive work studying the data from well over 2000 cardio workouts and 200 clients it has become absolutely clear that cardio exercise is specific to each individual. To have the best chance of success you must work with a cardio coach to find your personalized cardio exercise prescription. The old heart rate zones and other assumptive methods to quantify your workouts are like guessing how many sleeping pills you need to take. There is a science to doing cardio effectively and efficiently. But until now, no one has taken the time to truly study cardio workouts like we have.
But what became absolutely clear was you cannot maximize your workout time or guarantee results without the guidance of a Remote Training Systems Cardio Coach.
So the Remote Training System works because we give you that coach 24/7, 365 who will coach you through every workout at a cost that is significantly less than the cost of having a live personal trainer. But you will still get the same attention, support and most importantly, results.
Remote Weight Loss with Scientific Proof!
Over the years the weight loss industry has made the simple physiology of exercise and weight loss into something more complicated than launching a rocket. The truth is there are no super secret magic workouts. The scientific bottom line is weight loss occurs when the combination of your nutritional intake and exercise level are in proper alignment to cause your body to lose weight. And the act of exercise is very, very simple. But what is critical to achieving that balance is the personalized exercise expertise that Remote Training Systems offers.
Making Sense o' Calorie-burning Claims.
By Robert A. Robergs, Ph.D., and Len Kravitz, Ph.D.
Can certain types of exercise burn more calories than others? Based on the fundamental principles of indirect calorimetry, to burn more calories during exercise you need to increase oxygen consumption. The issue of exercise and caloric expenditure is as simple as that.
2. Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption
By CARRIE QUINN
"Physiology of Sport and Exercise" says everyone has the same oxygen consumption at rest per given body weight. However, as an individual moves from a resting state to one of exercise, the body demands more oxygen for metabolic processes to keep up with the energy demands. Naturally, as the body moves from rest to exercise, the heart rate begins to steadily increase. This cardiovascular response allows for faster oxygen delivery to the working tissue, such as skeletal muscle, which allows for an increase in oxygen consumption.
Heart Rate and Cardiovascular Efficiency
Tiffiny Marinelli, MS
When it comes to weight loss however, the bottom line is not how many fat calories are expended, but how many total calories are expended. The advantage of exercising at a higher intensity for weight loss is that it will take a shorter period of time to burn calories.
So there you have it. Scientific proof that weight loss is just that simple. No magic pills or double secret workouts or super supplements and shakes. Just data, a trainer and results. Like it’s been for all of my 35 years in the industry.
President & Founder
Remote Training Systems, LLC