Are you getting your MEDs in?

Are you getting your MEDs in?

Have you ever heard of the concept of Minimum Effective Dose, or MED?

Have you ever been to the doctor and been prescribed some medication and they say you can take up to 2 pills a day?

Are you going to take 2/day straight out of the gate?

Probably not. You are going to take a lower amount to see if that works first.

And if it does, you are going to stick with it because you know that it makes you feel better. Only after you see that it doesn't work at the lower dose will you ramp up from 1/2 a pill to a whole pill, 1 1/2 pills and so on until you reach the place that is just right for you.

The concept of minimum effective dose can be applied to anything really.

Amount of food eaten? Minimum Effective Dose

Time spent shopping? Minimum Effective Dose

Time reading this blog post? Minimum Effective... hey, wait a minute... :0)

The point is, you don't need to exercise like a crazy person to see results.

Odds are if you are trying to make a body change all you really need is about 20 minutes/day 3-4 days/week.

I hate to admit it, but you'll be spending less time in 1 week than I spent in 1 day back when I was a bodybuilder.

Seriously, in college I used to a lot 2 hours/day 5-6 days/week. That's a lot of time that I could have been doing other things. Like studying for one.

That's one of the reasons that Metabolic Effect workouts work out so well. They are 20 minutes of work wrapped up in a 5 minute warm up and 5 minute cool down sandwich.

If you'd like to try them out for 1 week for free, simply click the button below and sign up.

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The workout library is fully indexed meaning that you can search for workouts by exercise name too. If you have a pull up bar one day you can simply search "pull-up" and voila! You will see all the pull up workouts. Maybe you only have 10 minutes to workouts today, you can search "10 min" and it will show you those.

There are nearly 200 workouts of all varieties included in the workout library too.

What have you got to lose? (Except pounds and inches)

Are you an "ART-ist"?

Are you an "ART-ist"?

Previously we talked about the first 3 pillars of SMART goal setting. Specific, Measurable, and Attainable this post picks up there.

SMART Goals, Smarter You

SMART Goals, Smarter You

A few days ago I posted an embarrassing picture and introduced you to goal-setting. If you didn’t see it it was probably for the best.

What a chubby middle school basketball player can teach you about your fat loss goals

What a chubby middle school basketball player can teach you about your fat loss goals

I'm not trying to alarm you, but the kid in this picture is me. Yes, awkward smile and all... 

Note those matching Reebok shoes and socks pulled up so you can actually see how proud I was of the fact that they matched.

This was my first year playing basketball and ironically probably the last time I was (one of) the tallest on any basketball team.

Can You Intellectualize Your Way Out Of A Paperback?

Can You Intellectualize Your Way Out Of A Paperback?

I was recently in a place where I needed to have a uncomfortable conversation with someone. I'm sure we've all been there. You don't want to, but you know you need to. It will probably hurt at first, but the relationship (and you) will be better off for it.

Ironically, this is very much like pulling a band-aid off.