iWontLose Awards #4 – Jayson Prince

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This week we select Jayson Prince a Youth Leader/Basketball Coach with the iWontLose Awards. JP has devoted time, effort, and personal funds in working with youths using basketball as a catalyst to implement positive change. He is is extremely passionate with working with youths and has demonstrated his commitment in providing support and mentor-ship to youths in so called ‘high risked neighborhoods’.

I want you all to help me give some well deserved recognition to Jayson Prince.

Want to be an iWontLose Award Recipient? Contact us with your story. We look forward to featuring you.

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15 Powerful Fitness Tips

15 Powerful Fitness Tips 

Check out these 15 powerful fitness tips that you should know about if you’re looking for body transformation success.

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15 Powerful Fitness Tips 

Check out these 15 powerful fitness tips that you should know about if you’re looking for body transformation success.

 

1. Mindset: Treat exercise as a pleasure and not a chore.  Rather than obsessing about what you’re eating or the exertions of a workout, focus on the results you’re working towards and how good it feels to be taking steps towards it.

 

2. Consistency: Make it your goal to do some form of exercise 6 days a week. Even if the activities themselves aren’t the same each time, consistently engaging in some form of workout is key. Schedules are a good way to stay on-track.

 

3. Connect: Being part of a team helps motivate you and be encouraged. By joining a group, or even just talking about your fitness journey with friends, you not only add accountability but you’ll feel more confident too.

 

4. Avoid Boredom:  Explore new activities and new challenges as your body becomes more fit so you stay interested.

 

5. Nutrition: Eat the right food and 3 square meals a day.  Your nutrition needs to be well-balanced.  Remember excess calories, even if they’re from food that’s fat free and high in protein will turn into excess weight.  No matter what the latest fad diet says, extra calories equal extra weight.

 

6. Avoid Diets:  Stick with eating plans you can maintain indefinitely.  Remember that this is about a lifestyle, not a quick fix. Having said that, it’s fine to look at different types of diets if you want to find ideas or foods to incorporate into your own plan.

 

7. Avoid Toxins: Limit alcohol to special occasions and try to minimize caffeine. A coffee in the morning is fine, but avoid other sources.

 

8. Hydrate: Take a water bottle with you at all times to drink from.  Water should always be your drink of choice.  You don’t need to drink more than your daily level, but most people don’t even get close. If you don’t like the bland taste, try adding lemon, lime, mint, cucumber, or a few berries to liven up the flavour of water without adding significant calories.

 

9. Journal: Keep a daily log of what you’re actually eating.  Or try a phone app like “pumpup app”.  Record everything.  This isn’t to encourage calorie-counting, but it will help you get a better grasp of the overall state of your eating habits.

 

10. Supplement if Needed: Sometimes it’s hard to get the needed vitamins and minerals from regular foods. If you need it, don’t be afraid to take supplements.

 

11. Intensity: The body responds the most when its limits are reached. Find your limits and work with an intensity that encourages the body to grow past them.

 

12. Recovery: Take a break!  It’s fine to go a day without workouts or even an occasional treat, but avoid going overboard. “Once a week” is a good rule of thumb to follow.

 

13. Stay in your lane: Don’t compare your body to others.  Everyone is built differently and responds to workout and dietary changes at a different rate.  Instead, work to be your personal best – everyday!

 

14. Stay on Track: Don’t get tunnel vision towards weight loss.  Embrace total fitness and don’t judge yourself solely by a number on the scale.

 

15. Sleep: Get your shut-eye!  Rest is integral to performance, and working out also means you’ll fall asleep faster and sleep sounder.

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iWontLose Comic #1: I need protein

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[VIDEO] Get to know me Pt 2- @ADAMwontLOSE

Get To Know Me Pt 2

Interview with Tyrone”T-reXxX’ Edwards

Interview with Tyrone Edwards, aka T-RexXx, is best known for being the host of E! Movie Night, one of the creators of 1 LOVE T.O., and the former host on MuchMusic’s RapCity.

ADAMwontLOSE answer questions around fitness, iwontlose updates, Tristan transformation, and motivation. Big shout out to T-rex for lending his time to make this interview happen.

Did you like the interview? let me know! Thanks for tuning in!!
Check out Get to know me Pt.1 from 2012 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6nEJ…

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The GoodFit Battles #6

The GoodFit Battles #6

 

Video recap from the May 24th 2014 GoodFit Battles in the Jane & Finch Community in Toronto, Canada. This event was sponsored by Pharmafreak. Made possible by H.N.I.C and yours truly – iWontLose!

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(VIDEO) Inspiration Story: Living the I WONT LOSE life

Inspiration Story: Living the I WONT LOSE life

Today we share an inspiration story about Glenn who has adopted an I Wont Lose mindset to achieve his goals. Do you live the iwontlose lifestyle? Let us know!

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Three Steps For Beginning To Bulk Up

Three Steps For Beginning To Bulk Up

By: Adam Ali aka ADAMwontLOSE

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Bulking up is – in so many ways – similar to losing weight, it’s often hard to dive into this conversation without delving into specifics. Even so, in those specifics it is often a hairline’s difference between a story of failure, and that of success. Nonetheless, for the novice in bulking up, three simple steps can set you on the right path to getting bigger, while staying healthy.

 

 

Step One: Recognize That Diet Is Critical

Trainers often say: muscle isn’t made in the gym, but in the kitchen. Though how you make your muscle in the kitchen is a complex system of eating enough calories, through the right foods.

 

Two common errors people make when trying to bulk up are eating too few calories, and eating junk. Simply drinking protein shakes and eating bad food is – and never will – balance well with any workout routine. Even working out six days a week will do nothing for a person trying to bulk up, as your body will be constantly playing a game of catch up with the type and amount of energy it has to burn.

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People just beginning should be counting calories for the first few days to begin training themselves to consume enough calories to build healthy muscle mass. Calorie counting need not be a routine practice, only in the initial building process so beginners can have a baseline (of sorts) to then add 500 more calories per day to give their bodies more fuel to work with.

 

More calories cannot only be consumed through foods, but liquids as well. Whole milk, adding coconut oil, almond butter, and even olive oil are easy and healthful ways to mix into shakes, or even just add to meals.

 

Though it isn’t just about eating more, but what you are eating more of.

 

Protein is critical in the muscle-building process. Unfortunately, the amount of protein builders need is often a matter of differing opinion. None of the experts really seem to agree, and different amounts impact different athletes in even different ways. For novice builders, consuming 1 gram of protein per pound of lean body weight is a good starting point. (Builders that do not know their body fat percentage can adjust to 0.8 grams of protein per pound of total body weight.)

 

Beyond quality proteins, following the principles of the Paleo diet seems to work best for beginning builders: quality meats, vegetables, minimal glutens and processed carbs; mixed with calorie-rich foods such as whole milk, rice, oats, legumes, lentils, sweet potatoes, nuts, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, and almond butter.

 

Step Two: Implement a Muscle-Based Work Out Plan

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The most important step in building a muscle-based work out plan is to work on building strength. With a stronger body comes more muscle mass.

 

A lot of body builders suggest breaking the body down into segments and working on them over different days of the week (example: leg day). The PROBLEM with splitting your routine based on body part is that your body doesn’t function like that. Isolation exercises can be a good starting point for the novice beginner but focusing on a full-body compound routine that involves the following movements is ideal for people attempting to build body mass: squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, bench presses, bent over rows, body rows, dips, push ups, pull ups, and barbell training is very beneficial. Click here for a SMART split routine by Pharmafreak.

 

How many sets and reps to do can get a little complex. But once builders find themselves adjusting to their new diet and exercise routine, a general guideline of reps with their goals in site is:

 

1-5 reps (strength and power)

5-8 reps (strength and some size)

8-12 reps (size and some strength)

12+ reps (muscular endurance)

Builders should start at a comfortable weight and add five pounds each week, waiting around 30secs to 1 minute between sets (although really just do the next set when ready); and always focus on stimulating, not completely annihilating, the muscles.

 

Lastly, there is the dreaded truth about cardio training. Cardio is important for a person’s overall health, though if you are serious about getting bigger and stronger, long-distance and large amounts of cardio training will only hurt you. Try mixing in sprints and interval training instead of traditional long 1hour cardio sessions.

 

 

Step Three: Don’t Forget Downtime

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Your body needs recovery time to build and rebuild its muscles; just as it needs a chance to process those added calories you are putting into it. Rest and relaxation are just as important as muscle-building workouts and a healthy diet to the process of bulking up.

 

Making the choice to bulk up and gain healthy muscle-weight may seem daunting. But when it’s broken down into these three steps it seems almost a natural process. A healthy, protein-rich diet; a combination workout routine with focus on building strength; and an adequate amount of sleep and relaxation is sure to help you bulk up, in a big way.

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Motivation: Tristan’s body transformation – Webisode 6

Tristan’s Body Transformation – Webisode 6

Motivation: Tristan’s body transformation – Webisode 6
In this week’s webisode we take Tristan to the track and get a training session with Alicia Bell of trainitright.com

“Entertain the burn” – ADAMwontLOSE

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iWontLose used for empowering

iWontLose used for empowering 

It’s always a humbling experience to learn that people see value in what you do. This marketing agency used the iwontlose brand as an motivational tool in building employee moral and creating a working spirit to push for greater success – together.

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iwontlose has always been about empowering and igniting people within to be relentless in their life pursuits.

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Burn Fat with No Jitters

“5 Great Ways to Burn Fat with No Jitters!”

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Pyruvate

If you want to burn fat fast during your workout, Pyruvate can definitely help. When burning fat its important to keep a constant intensity in your workout session and when the intensity drops, that’s when you’re likely to see a decline in performance and results.

Since pyruvate is a limiting agent to ATP’s cellular process, using pyruvate can be very beneficial in keeping your body optimized for burning that stubborn fat when you’re in the gym. While using pyruvate, I make sure to drink lots of water or Sports Beverage.

Typically, taking 1 gram of pyruvate for every 10 pounds of bodyweight you currently have is normal. Never exceed 30 grams of pyruvate, and make sure to follow any pyruvate product’s package directions to make sure you are using it correctly and safely.

Green Tea

Because of the Anti-oxidant Protection and Natural Caffeine, Green tea is an excellent supplement to take when doing cardio or strenuous exercise routine. It will speed up your metabolism and help you concentrate mentally when you train. Green Tea is a complete supplement and can definitely be taken by itself in extract form, generally ranging from 250 to 500mg per day.

 L-Carntine

Are you trying to lose fat and transform your body, L-Carnitine would be a great addition to your weight loss stack. L-Carnitine encourages a healthy environment for lean muscle growth and development, which means you’ll be helping your body get lean, strong, and defined. L-Carnitine is a NON-stimulant fat burner with the many other general health benefits.

In order to get the most out of using L-Carnitine, you’ll want to be sure you’re taking the right dose. Read the package instructions on the particular brand you’re considering and take as directed. Most people will do best taking 2-4 grams of L-Carnitine per day spread out over 2-3 doses and placing one of those doses near your workout time.

Seasmin

A naturally occurring lignan found in sesame oil. Research suggests that Sesamin can help maximize fat loss, support liver and kidney health and maintain healthy lipid profiles. This Non-stimulant fat burner is a great addition to any current weight loss routine

CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid)

Looking for support to aid in lean muscle development? Then look no further. CLA uses stored body fat as fuel and promotes recovery from intense exercise. With added Immune system health, Anti-catabolic (anti-muscle-breakdown) and Anti-oxidant benefits, there really is no reason not to add a little CLA to you stack.

The actual serving sizes will vary for CLA depending on the product you purchase. But you’ll see the best-intended results by taking anywhere between 600 and 1000 mg per day. Be sure to read the package directions for the particular product you pick up and follow them accordingly.

Article written and submitted by:
Timothy B. Roberts
Pharmafreak Athlete
NASM CPT FNS
Twitter: BodiesByTim
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