The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between

30 Things Learned at BioSignature ~ Day 1

Things learned:
1 – I have the wrong Calipers for bodyfat Testing…Oops.

2 – The cheek and the chin should be measured with bodyfat.  These sites are “non-essential” fat and are typically one of the first places that you can notice fat loss.

3 – Androgen sites are the Chest and Triceps ~ They should be 3mm and 4mm or less on males, respectively.  If they’re not, you’re a “girly man” (Add Arnold accent at your own amusement).

4 – Triceps is the “Mother site”

5 – Subscapular bodyfat helps to determine how well you handle carbohydrates.

6 – I have been taking body fat testing wrong…my hand was not always pronated.

7 – “Normal” ranges for Blood Sugar and Optimal vary greatly and that variance can predict a huge difference in health risk factors.

8 – I did know this, but now I know why a bit more.  Fish Oil is the Shiiiiiiiiit….!!!

9 – There’s an inverse relationship with Vitamin D3 and insulin levels.

10 – Almost everyone in the metro area is deficient in Vitamin D3

11 – EPA is important for inflammation, DHA is important for brain function.  Therefore if you have ADD…….huh…?

12 – Protein is AWESOME…wait, I knew that.  What I did learn, is that I still need more protein in my diet.

13 – If you want to succeed on a low-carb, high protein diet make sure you produce enough Hydrochloric acid.  In fact, if you want to make any dietary/supplementation changes, get that right.

14 – If you want to help people make positive changes, give information that they are ready to use, no matter how much you actually know.

15 – Change only 1 or 2 behaviors at a time.

16 – Zinc helps to improve testosterone in 2 ways.  By preventing testosterone from turning into estrogen and by aiding in testosterone production.

17 – Low Testosterone is linked to aggression.  I’ve heard this before, but I still want to see the research on it.  Intriguing indeed none-the-less.

18 – Flax seed oil sucks.  Bottom line. Go ahead, ask me why.

19 – Fish oil and green tea are good for you, BUT if you buy from certain companies, they are tainted with solvents that increase cancer risk.

20 – Adding lime or lemon juice lowers the glycemic index of foods….so do pickles and green olives.

21 – Bananas and Grapes are good for post workout carbs.  Oranges and apples are good for pre-workout carbs.

22 – Omega 3’s help to increase serotonin levels (which is made in the gut, but used by the brain) and therefore also helps with depression symptoms.

23 – Stress Sucks!

24 – There are two phases of detox that the body uses to get rid of about 500 chemicals a day.  Phase 1 of detox has a lot of vitamins and minerals as co-factors, whereas Phase 2 uses a lot of Amino Acids for co-factors.  Therefore, take your Multi-Vitamin.

25 – Genes are the gun, but the environment is the finger on the trigger.

26 – Krill Oil is bad for Canada’s ecosystem

27 – People have traveled FAR to come to this event.  The person I’m sitting next to is from New Zealand, but living in Hong Kong and all of the people behind me are from Toronto.

28 – If you want a 3 month average of your blood glucose levels, take the Hemoglobin A1C test.

29 – Note to self, my calf body fat can go up significantly with a drinking binge.

30 – And most importantly, drinking heavily suppresses Testosterone levels for 5 days.

I left out about half of the things I learned because my brain is fried and my laptop is about to die.  Stay Tuned for Day 2’s recap…which I might add, recaps are a great memorization technique.

Repetition is the mother of all learning!  What’s the father again?

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