I have a new favorite song! Actually, I have a song that makes me feel about 15-years-old. It's called "All Black" by Good Charlotte and there's nothing I don't like about it. The lyrics are smart and clever. The vocals are great. The guitar is rich and lovely. The minor key resonates with the edgy part of me. And the bass line is to die for. Austin shared it with me yesterday, and I've listened to it, conservatively, like 20 times. And every time I get in my car, I'm excited because I get to hear my song! The song I loved before this was "Right Where you Want Me" by Jesse McCartney. Before that it was "In the Stone" by Earth, Wind & Fire. I know the infatuation won't last, but it sure is fun!
There's an interesting Q&A on Evelyne's blog from April 30. If you get a chance, go there and read her good question and lots of great input in the comments section. I did Cardio Coach this morning and pulled out an article I'd printed and not read yet from T Nation. It's by Alwyn Cosgrove, and it's titled "The Hierarchy of Fat Loss." (Perfect, huh?) It's a fantastic article that you can (and should) read yourself by clicking here. Here's what really stuck with me:
1. The two most important things for fat loss are proper nutrition and proper nutrition. Honestly, without fixing your diet (creating a calorie deficit, getting enough protein and fat) you can't really get the job done.
2. Metabolic resistance training is where it's at! That means full body weight training where your heart rate goes up and you're working hard. (Note from me -- this is how I train myself and my clients -- hooray!)
3. "Interval training is like putting your savings into a high return investment account. Low intensity aerobics is like hiding it under your mattress. Both will work, but the return you get is radically different."