How To Speed Up Metabolism: Why Weight Loss Is Making You Fatter

Download the MP3 Audio File Here (right click and select "save link as" or "save file as" to download) Diets fail and the reason they fail is because they use a model that has been proven by research not too work. And this is confusing because the approach seems to work in the short run, which is...
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How To Lose Stubborn Fat: Belly, Butt, Hips & Thighs

If you want to know how to burn stubborn fat, you have to understand a few key points. I realize many people who read the Metabolic Effect blog are not interested in the science and just want to know what to do. For those types please skip down to the section called "Overview and Action Steps" ...
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Metabolic Damage: Symptoms? What is it? And Why You Probably Don't Have It!

So here is the scenario. I am at the Metabolic Effect clinic sitting in my office talking to a consulting client on the phone. She has been making steady progress in weight loss for months. The last few weeks she has hit a plateau. I can tell she is a little frustrated. I explain to her, like I...
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How To Build Muscle With Vascular Occlusion Training

Vascular occlusion training (VOT) is a workout technique that slows the removal of blood from a particular muscle group by applying pressure to the muscle. Blood pressure cuffs or elastic bands are applied, such as above the biceps femoris, to occlude the blood vessels and decrease venous return....
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How to get rid of cellulite on legs

The two most frequent topics we get asked about here at Metabolic Effect are belly fat and lower body fat (specifically What Causes Cellulite). I have already written pretty extensively on the physiology of belly fat (You can read those blogs HERE, and HERE and also HERE). In this blog I want to...
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What Causes Muscle Soreness & How To Reduce It

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is a potential inhibitor of participation in, and frequency of, activity. DOMS is a diffuse muscle soreness occurring as a result of pressure, as well as active and passive movement, that occurs 24 to 48 hours after an exercise session. There are many beliefs...
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How To Control Appetite With Exercise: Walking, Sprinting, Running

The "eat less, exercise more approach" to weight loss is more complicated than it appears. This is because human physiology works in direct opposition to this approach. When we exercise more, the natural compensatory reaction of the body is to eat more and when we exercise less, the body responds...
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Metabolic Physique Conditioning & Metabolic Chains: How To Lecture

Metabolic Physique Conditioning is a unique form of training developed by Metabolic Effect. The system attempts to bridge the gap between metabolic conditioning (great at fat loss, less good at muscle gain) and training for physique development (good at muscle gain, less useful for fat loss). As...
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Female Belly Fat: Stress, Menopause & Other Causes

If you are a female that stores fat primarily in your belly, an apple instead of a pear, then this blog is for you. And if you are not the type that likes all the science, then skip to the bottom and just read the "action steps" section. :-) The other day in the clinic a patient of mine asked me...
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1-minute of exercise delivers fat loss?

Have you heard of burst training? It may be the fastest, most convenient high-intensity cardiovascular exercise that exists. It is also extremely effective. There are many programs in exercise that work very well. The only problem is most people won't do them. As personal trainers, we love...
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