TOPFIT Daily Activities Review

This past week I upped the ante on my activities and started to push just a little bit.
The differences are fairly subtle at this point, but after 9 months of minimal activities and workouts that really only qualified as “pretending to workout” or “just going through the motions”, I’m adding little bits of volume and intensity.
Due to some side-effects and complications of treatments and surgeries, I still have to keep things at home, but I’ve got more than enough in my gym to keep me going.
Hopefully my body will allow some more adventurous pursuits soon (i.e. hikes!).
So, with that in mind, I made time for the following light and brief workouts:

2 heavy bag workouts
2 x-trainer workouts
1 full body calisthenics workout
1 chest/shoulder workout
1 leg workout
1 back workout
1 bi/tri/core workout

(see “The Cancer Chronicles” post for background info)

~No Challenge, No Change~

Why Frequent Dieting Makes You Put On Weight

Why Frequent Dieting Makes You Put On Weight – And What To Do About It

People who regularly go on diets tend to lose weight initially but bounce back and even gain weight after stopping the regime. This phenomenon – dubbed yo-yo dieting – is associated with changes in metabolism and is one reason why the vast majority of calorie-based diets fail. But exactly what causes these metabolic changes has remained a mystery – until now.

Previous studies in identical twins who differed in dieting patterns have shown that non-genetic factors are largely responsible. The working hypothesis was that when you gain weight you somehow “reset” your internal thermostat corresponding to the higher weight level and so when you lose weight – your body does all it can to return to that new higher set point. Now new research, published in Nature, explains why this happens to some people more than others and, importantly, how it could be reversed.

read the full article here

~Feelin’ Alive!~

TOPFIT Daily Activities Review

This week’s activities still pretty much only qualify as “pretending to workout” or “just going through the motions”, but I’m feeling like I might be able to up the ante a bit fairly soon and actually start doing real workouts….light and easy, but real.
This past week, I made time for the following quick and brief activities:

2 x-trainer workouts
2 heavy bag workouts
1 chest/shoulder workout
1 arm workout
1 back workout
1 leg workout
1 ab/core workout

(see “The Cancer Chronicles” post for background info)

~No Challenge, No Change~