A New Look at Bill Phillips’ Upper Body Workout

At my fitness center in Golden, Colorado we have numerous exercise machines, and even though we have been open for years, they’re all virtually brand new. That’s because they’re hardly ever used. We have dozens of dumbbells and they’ve each been lifted over 10,000 times. Free weight dumbbells are a very smart choice, especially for those of us over 40 who need to be careful not to put unnecessary stress on tendons and ligaments during the workout. Dumbbells give us the leeway to find the right groove, where the muscles work hard and the connective tissue isn’t damaged in the process of getting stronger. Dumbbells also work more stabilizer muscles than machines, and you can find them at virtually any fitness center – even while traveling. My home gym is a workout bench and dumbbells.

Once you learn the basic free-weight exercises for the major muscles of the upper and lower body, you can use these for life. The whole idea that muscles need a novel stimulus to adapt has been misinterpreted over the years to think that muscles need completely different exercise. It doesn’t need variety as much as they need intensity. The adaptations are caused by overload. If you have a habit of working out in a comfort zone, you can go from one workout to the next; one set of exercises to the next and still not create any novel stimulus. The important thing is to learn how to workout hard and push yourself out of your comfort zone. In Body-for-LIFE I called this the High Point Training Technique — in a nutshell it means pushing yourself during the workout — giving it your very best effort and then reaching down deep inside and giving it even more.

Following my recommended workout will make your muscles get stronger, help you burn fat faster because your metabolism goes up (for as much as 30 to 40 hours after your workout), improve your cardio-pulmonary health, help your heart get stronger, and even give your brain more energy!

The keys to tapping into all these benefits and more is to do weight lifting in intense intervals where we work hard for a couple minutes then rest two minutes, then work, rest, work, rest, and work, rest again. We want to get our heart rate up to 90% to 95% of our estimated cardiac maximum (220 minus our age: for me that means I am aiming for about 160 heart beats per minutes at the end of my work sets–then I rest for a couple minutes until my pulse comes down to about 120).

On my 5-25 Upper Body Workout I do the 5 exercises shown in this blog. I do 10 reps of each set. I do one set right after the other, with no rest. After I complete 10 repetitions of all 5 exercises, I wait a couple minutes (this is just enough time for a training partner to go through their 5 sets if you’re working out with somebody) and then I repeat all 5 exercises for a total of 5 times.

With this ‘5-25 Intense Interval Strength Training’ workout I can stick with the same weight for all 5 sets (as opposed to ‘pyramiding’ or increasing weight for each set as we did with Body-for-LIFE). The way 5-25 is designed we reach ‘progressive resistance overload’ (needed for positive muscle adaptations) through fatiguing the muscles more with each set. By your 5th set of 10 reps for each muscle group your muscles will be thoroughly cooked, and that is good!

Upper Body Workout

1. Incline Dumbbell Bench Press — 10 Reps
2. Iron-Cross Raise — 10 Reps
3. Dumbbell Rowing — 10 Reps
4. Standing Dumbbell Curls — 10 Reps
5. Dumbbell Triceps Extension — 10 Reps

+ This upper body workout can be done with alternate exercises for each muscle group. For example: barbell bench press, followed by dumbbell shoulder press, then wide grip lat pull downs, preacher bicep curls, triceps push downs. At my Transformation Center I like to teach people how to do the whole routine with just dumbbells and a bench as many of them workout at home after leaving my Transformation Camp. For those who workout at a commercial gym, they can choose different exercises as shown above. Some people like to change the exercises up every 4 to 6 weeks and that can help them stay mentally stimulated by the workouts and perhaps offer some physiological benefit as well. I stick with the same exercises shown in this blog month after month, and I continue to get excellent results. I keep my workouts very simple — the key for me is hitting a high level of intensity during the lifts.

+ People who have been successful with my 12-week programs over the years are those who take the time to think through and plan their workouts ahead of time. Below is an example exercise worksheet that I give people at my fitness center — it allows them to plan and record information about their workouts. They make notes before and after each workout. When their records show that they can consistently complete 10 reps of a certain weight with good form, I recommend they increase the weight approximately 5 lbs. for their next workout. Make a note of anything you can think of which you can do better for your next workout, and you’ll be constantly improving.

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Incline Dumbbell Bench Press

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Starting Position: Sit on the edge of an incline bench. Pick up a dumbbell with each hand, place them on your thighs, and then one at a time position them at the base of your shoulders. Lean back, get firmly situated on the bench and you’re ready to go.

The Exercise: Press the weights up to a point over your upper chest and hold them there for a count of one. Then, inhale deeply as you lower the weights to the starting position. Hold the weights in the bottom position for a quick count of one, and then exhale as you drive them back up. Lock your elbows in the top position.

Tip 1: Don’t set your bench at too steep of an incline, or you’ll work your shoulders more than your chest. The incline should be about a 35 to 45 degree angle.

 Iron Cross Side Raise

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Starting Position: Stand upright, with your feet about shoulder width apart and your arms at your sides. Hold a dumbbell in each hand, your palms facing your hips.

The Exercise: Keeping your arms straight, lift the weights out and up to the sides until they are about level with your chin, and hold them there for a count of one. From this position, lower them slowly back to your sides. It’s important to keep your palms turned downward as you lift the dumbbells so your shoulders, rather than your biceps, do the work.

Tip 1: Don’t lean back and “swing” the weights up. Lift them straight out to your sides until they are almost directly out from your shoulders. In the top position it looks almost like a gymnast doing an iron cross on the rings.

Tip 2: Don’t lean your torso forward and bring the dumbbells down in front of your body. Instead let the weights down at your sides.

Dumbbell Rowing

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Starting Position: With a dumbbell in each hand and your feet shoulder width apart, bend forward at the waist so your upper body is parallel with the floor. Let your arms hang straight down, palms facing each other. This is a great exercise for the latissimus dorsi muscles of the back as well as the rhomboid, trapezius, and rear deltoid. All the muscles in the legs have to work on this one as well.

The Exercise: Pull the dumbbells up, concentrating on getting the elbows as high as they can go. After you’ve rowed the dumbbells up as far as you can, slowly lower them to the starting position.

Tip 1: Resist the temptation to lift your torso up as you raise the dumbbells — try to keep your back flat and your torso parallel to the ground.

Standing Dumbbell Curls

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Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, and your arms extended down at your sides. Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing forward, keep your chin up, chest out, and shoulders back.

The Exercise: Take a deep breath, then curl the weights up towards the shoulders in an  arc. Exhale as you lift the weights (on exertion). During the curl, keep your upper arms and torso still — there will be some movement but avoid swinging the weights up (a very common mistake). Let your biceps do the work. Then, lower the dumbbells slowly to the starting point.

Tip 1: Don’t lean back or forward as you lower the weights. This reduces the amount of work the biceps are getting.

Dumbbell Triceps Extensions

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Starting Point: Stand with your feet shoulder with apart and your knees slightly bent. Grasp one end of a dumbbell with both hands (palms up), and raise it above your head.

The Exercise: Bend your arms and slowly lower the dumbbell behind your head. Keep your elbows relatively close to your head and pointed straight up throughout the exercise to keep the focus on your triceps. Lower the weight until you feel a stretch in your triceps, hold for a count of one, then press the weight back up, following an arc so you don’t bonk the back of your head. Keep lifting until your arms are locked out and the dumbbell is again directly over your head.

Tip 1: Don’t hold the dumbbell like a sandwich. Place your palms so they face the inside end plate of the dumbbell, with your index fingers and thumbs touching.

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Notice: I’ll give detailed instruction on how to do the lower body workout this week here on my blog at http://www.BillPhillipsNews.com

New Study shows Vitamin D cuts risk of premature death in half

New Study shows Vitamin D cuts risk of premature death in half

A new research study is now reporting that low levels of Vitamin D in the blood could mean twice the risk of premature death compared with those who have high levels of Vitamin D.

The study involved data from 32 studies published between 1966 and 2013, reflecting a total of 566,583 participants from 14 countries, and was led by Cedric Garland, DrPH, from the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Garland states that two-thirds of the U.S. population suffers from low Vitamin D levels.

“Three years ago, the institute of Medicine concluded that have a too-low blood level of Vitamin D was hazardous,”  Garland said in a press statement. “This study supports that conclusion, but goes one step further. This new finding is based on the association of low Vitamin D with risk of premature death from all causes, not just done diseases.”

Study co-author Heath Hofflich, DO, of the UC San Diego School of Medicine, states that 4,000 International Units of Vitamin D per day is appropriate and safe. The researchers advise everyone to get their Vitamin D levels checked each year and also confer with their doctor regarding Vitamin D dosage requirements.

Vitamin D has shown to be effective on everything from lowering cancer risk, improving heart health, resolving depression, aiding fat loss, and improving health lifespan.

+++(Two servings of Bill Phillips’ STRONGEVITY Rx fitness and longevity supplement provides 4,000 IU of the highest quality, biologically active, cholecalciferol [Vitamin D3].)

Proof Positive You can Transform Your Body & Life Over 40!

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Over the last few years I have worked with hundreds of men and women in their 40’s and 50’s who have come to my Transformation Camp and then gone on to get in the best shape of their life. In these incredible before and after photos you see the transformation of Koz Khosravani who came to 2 of my Transformation Camps and completely reshaped his body, rejuvenated his energy and mind, and added years to his life. If you’re in your 40’s and 50’s like Koz and myself, don’t give up — remember that you absolutely, positively, can transform your fitness and change your life! ~Bill

Working Out Works at Any Age!

Bill Phillips at 50!!

Bill Phillips at 50!!

Took this quick pic with my cell phone camera yesterday — the day I officially became 50 years old. Honestly, I feel as good as I did at age 30 and even better than I did at age 40. I actually gained muscle this decade — I’m 195 lbs and 9% bodyfat. I had some ups and downs in my 40’s and a period of time where I got completely out of shape. But, I got back on track, started lifting weights, eating healthy meals, drinking my protein nutrition shakes and taking my vitamins and my body has just become healthier. I’m married to a beautiful woman, Maria, who makes every day feel special. Her and I work together helping other people get fit, lose weight and feel younger and more alive. If you are over 40, and not happy with the body you have, take it from me… You can get stronger and healthier as you go up in age. Fitness and a positive mindset can help us all enjoy a greater quantity and quality of life! ~Bill Phillips

Build Muscle and Lose Fat Faster with this NEW Natural Growth Hormone (GH) Supplement!

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NEW GH10x: Scientific-Research Based Supplement and Workout for Building Muscle and Burning Fat

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Produced by the pituitary gland, growth hormone supports health in a variety of ways and plays a key role in lipolysis (fat burning) and the anabolic process of muscle building. Unfortunately, research shows that as we age, growth hormone levels diminish. For those of us 40 and over, this can be one of the factors that lead to weight gain, reduced energy, and muscle loss.

Prescription growth hormone (GH) medicine has been touted by some anti-aging experts as a kind of fountain of youth. Celebrities and world champion athletes have paid over $20,000 per year to receive GH injections. What many of them don’t know is that there is a much safer, natural, economical way to boost GH and receive the anti-aging as well as fitness benefits.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that taking safe dosages of key amino acids (building blocks of protein) can significantly increase growth hormone levels. Additional research shows that a specific method of exercise training adds to the supplement effects – producing a huge boost in natural growth hormone secretion. When it comes to GH the body is its own best pharmacy. With specific nutritional supplementation and exercise, we have a safe, practical way to enjoy the benefits of increased growth hormone without any of the side effects of prescription GH medicines.

GH10x is an all-new, scientifically designed, nutraceutical – a natural supplement with safe, medicinal like effects. I highly recommend this supplement for people over 40 who have already made a commitment to eating healthy and exercising intensely (GH10x will not work for people who do not exercise).

Use 2 servings of GH10x per day while also following a High Intensity Interval Training program, such as the Bill Phillips 5-25 Method. This combination of GH10x plus HIIT will increase your natural growth hormone levels by up to 10 times, allowing you to lose more bodyfat, build more muscle, increase energy and prolong healthy lifespan.

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P.S. GH10x can be used along with a Right Light Protein Shake and a serving of the cellular energy supplement STRONGEVITY Rx for the ultimate post-workout super-nutrition shake! This is what I do after every hard workout and it’s what I recommend for you too! ~Bill Phillips

NEW – Natural Growth Hormone Supplement, GH10x

GH10X

NEW GH10x: Scientific-Research Based Supplement + Workout for Building Muscle, Burning Fat

Produced by the pituitary gland, growth hormone supports health in a variety of ways and plays a key role in lipolysis (fat burning) and the anabolic process of muscle building. Unfortunately, research shows that as we age, growth hormone levels diminish. For those of us 40 and over, this can be one of the factors that lead to weight gain, reduced energy, and muscle loss.

Prescription growth hormone (GH) medicine has been touted by some anti-aging experts as a kind of fountain of youth. Celebrities and world champion athletes have paid over $20,000 per year to receive GH injections. What many of them don’t know is that there is a much safer, natural, economical way to boost GH and receive the anti-aging as well as fitness benefits.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that taking safe dosages of key amino acids (building blocks of protein) can significantly increase growth hormone levels. Additional research shows that a specific method of exercise training adds to the supplement effects – producing a huge boost in natural growth hormone secretion. When it comes to GH the body is its own best pharmacy. With specific nutritional supplementation and exercise, we have a safe, practical way to enjoy the benefits of increased growth hormone without any of the side effects of prescription GH medicines.

GH10x is an all-new, scientifically designed, nutraceutical – a natural supplement with safe, medicinal like effects. I highly recommend this supplement for people over 40 who have already made a commitment to eating healthy and exercising intensely (GH10x will not work for people who do not exercise).

Use 2 servings of GH10x per day and follow the recommended workout and you will increase your natural growth hormone levels by up to 10 times, allowing you to lose more bodyfat, build more muscle, increase energy and prolong healthy lifespan.

GH10x will be available in our online store beginning in September 2014!

NEW Scientific Breakthrough Proves You Can Live Longer, Live Stronger, and Have More Energy for LIFE, Starting NOW

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—-Please read this message carefully. This is literally the most important health news I’ve shared in over a decade (or maybe ever!). ~Bill Phillips—-

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What if there were a pill that could give you more energy, make your muscles stronger, increase your intelligence (40% increase in IQ), help you prevent heart attack, stroke, and even skin cancer.

And, what if taking that pill slowed the typical aging process so much that you could extend your healthy lifespan by up to 22%.

And what if taking this pill could do all of the above and more, but with no side effects.

Wouldn’t that be something? Think about it…what would you do with your new energy, strength, mental clarity, and a decade or more added to your healthy lifetime.

What I would do is enjoy more time with family and friends, climb more mountains, travel with my wife Maria to see more of the world, worry less, count my blessings more, write two more books, make another inspiring film. And I would do everything I could to make a difference in the lives of others by passing on the lessons learned and wisdom gained through the success and setbacks that I’ve experienced along the way. Oh, and if I were to live a decade or more longer than I otherwise would have, I definitely, definitely want to see the Denver Broncos win some more Superbowls! =)

What about you? What would you do if, as you aged, you became stronger, smarter, more energetic, and all together MORE ALIVE? It’s exciting to think about, isn’t it? At my age, 48, it’s very, very exciting to consider!

Yes, if there were a pill like the one described above, I’d be the first one in line to get it!

Well… it’s not a pill that does all that… it’s a powder. Seriously, this is for real. There’s a new natural medicine called STRONGEVITY Rx. Add a spoonful of the powder to water and it mixes up like a glass of orange juice. Have a couple servings a day and it goes to work, dramatically improving your health, strength, and longevity.  

No, it’s not wishful thinking. It’s not conjecture or theory. It’s not science fiction… it’s science fact.

There are over 500 peer-reviewed clinical studies published in prestigious research journals that verify the ingredients in STRONGEVITY Rx are effective, safe and offer benefits to virtually everyone.

I’ve been using prototype formulas of STRONGEVITY Rx since last year and I’m stronger now than I’ve been in a decade. I’ve got the clarity and mental energy to go back to full-time writing (with Bill Phillips Fitness News and an upcoming new book). And my doctor recently commented, after a thorough check-up, that I have the heart of a 25 year old.

StrongevityRxWhen I started using the pilot production samples of STRONGEVITY Rx, the benefits kicked in fast — I started feeling stronger and more energetic within 2 weeks. I gained the endurance to workout even harder and recover more quickly. I never thought I would be this strong again and I was beginning to think I was past my prime in terms of prolific writing, research, and teaching. Now I see it all differently. And I’m absolutely certain that this breakthrough has the potential to restore, rejuvenate, and empower you too.

“I started with MET-Rx, then launched EAS. Now I’ve developed STRONGEVITY Rx, a new supplement that takes it to the next level. However, it’s not just for better fitness — it’s for a better life.”

I know it sounds too good to be true. If I were you right now, I’d be skeptical — excited and interested — but skeptical nonetheless. Don’t worry. Everything that I’ve stated above, can be proven, with objective scientific data. STRONGEVITY Rx is the most exciting breakthrough supplement I’ve seen going all the way back to when I introduced and launched MET-Rx Engineered Food, and the world’s leading performance nutrition line, EAS, back in the 1990’s.

I am absolutely convinced STRONGEVITY Rx has Body-forLIFE-like potential in terms of how many people it can help.

The scientific foundation of this new product is a compilation of what I’ve learned over the last 25 years as well as the contributions of over 200 scientists, medical doctors and researchers from around the world. Let’s now take a look at the science behind the claims, so you can see for yourself what an incredible breakthrough-discovery STRONGEVITY Rx is.

STRONGEVITY Rx: The Solution for the Problems of Premature Aging

As I expanded the scope of my personal interest and research focus beyond fitness and into the science of longevity, what I saw mostly was a bunch of well intended, anti-aging theorists who are literally looking for life in all the wrong places. No, the fountain of youth isn’t just artificial Growth Hormone (GH) injections. The answer isn’t sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber or eating nothing but raw-foods. 

Up until now, exercise and eating right have really been the only two practical, proven methods to live a longer, healthier life. I believe all of us should be consistently working out and eating frequent, nutrient dense, calorie compact meals. Beyond that, the life-extension theorists haven’t been able to get traction with anything else. As I mentioned above, that’s partially because they haven’t been looking in the right places.

The fact is, when it comes to maximizing both quality and quantity of life, there is an ideal cellular target which has been shown time and time again, in recent scientific studies, to be very responsive to the supplementation of key nutrients, in precise dosages and combinations. That target is the mitochondria — the microscopic power plants which transform the food we eat into the energy which fuels all biological life. This universal energy molecule which provides 95 percent of the body’s energy is called ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

ATP is cellular energy — it is not a stimulant like caffeine which merely activates excitatory neurotransmitters for a short period of time. Cellular energy is different — it provides strength from within each and every one of the trillions of cells which make up you, and me. It’s literally energy for life.

Good News: When we’re young, the mitochondria work very efficiently and energy flows throughout the body like water coming out of a fire hose. Physical and mental strength are vital as a result. Heart disease, lifestyle cancers, and neurodegenerative conditions are virtually non-existent.

Bad News: As we age, especially beyond the 40-year mark, cellular energy levels begin to slump due to wear and tear on the mitochondria. That’s a problem. In fact, that’s a BIG problem. Scientists have discovered when mitochondria become unhealthy, they start to sputter like the engine in an old pick up truck with over 100,000 miles on it.

As the mitochondrial structure, including its DNA (mtDNA) suffer damage, they begin to dysfunction creating cellular energy deficiencies and excess oxidative damage to the genetic material within cells. Without consistent energy supply (energy homeostasis is what the scientists call it), brain cells (neurons) simply die. Muscle cells wither. Skin cells age rapidly. Other bodily cells misfire, mutate, and act differently than they’re supposed to. Deleterious conditions ranging from cancer to fatal heart disease, depression, diabetes, as well as neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s, find fertile ground.

Science now shows us: It is not merely the accumulation of years that makes us old — it is the accumulation of mitochondrial damage.

Even the highly promising focus of lengthening human life by preventing the shortening of telomeres (chromosome caps) appears to be dependent on maintaining and/or restoring optimal mitochondrial health and function (as reported in Nucleic Acids Research).

STRONGVITY Rx Protects, Restores, Rejuvenates, and Energizes Your Mitochondria

STRONGEVITY Rx is the first nutraceutical supplement of its kind that has been specifically, scientifically developed to restore and renew mitochondrial structure and function. Its formula contains a precise combination of 6 pharmaceutical quality, nutritional supplement ingredients that work additively and synergistically. This new natural medicine represents the real-world application of the ground-breaking clinical research findings in this field.

Key Ingredient #1: Pure, Micronized Creatine Monohydrate

Back in the 1990’s when I owned EAS, we were the first to introduce the fitness world to creatine supplementation. At the time, there were just a handful of scientific research studies which indicated creatine significantly increased muscle strength and lean body mass. After experiencing great results from using creatine myself, I wrote about it in my magazine at the time, Muscle Media. From there, as other fitness buff’s began to feel the power of creatine firsthand, the product just took off. There had never been a natural performance enhancer that worked this well ever before.

What we didn’t know at the time was that the powerful effects creatine has on muscle strength is just the tip of the iceberg. Fast-forward to today… now more than 500 scientific studies have been conducted showing that creatine supplementation is not just for athletes; it can help virtually every adult man and woman, young and old, live longer, stronger, and healthier.

It’s truly incredible to see how far creatine has come over the past two decades. The new science proves that creatine, especially when it’s combined with the other key ingredients in the STRONGEVITY Rx formula, not only improves muscular function, but it also boosts intelligence, makes the heart healthier, and extends lifespan. Creatine has also been shown to restore healthy blood lipid levels (lowering the dangerous form of cholesterol, LDL, as well as triglycerides).

Guess where the pure creatine in STRONGEVITY Rx exerts its positive effects. If you jumped up from your chair and screamed “Bill, it’s the mitochondria, for goodness sakes!” you are spot on correct (and you need to chill out a little — you’re starting to act like me). It’s true, creatine monohydrate works by increasing the capacity of the mitochondria to produce energy. It does this by providing muscle cells, heart cells, brain cells and all the rest, with an extra phosphocreatine molecule that the mitochondria adds to ADP (adenosine diphosphate) to facilitate the rapid recycling of ATP. This basic biochemical reaction produces an incredibly profound positive effect on our strength, cognition, energy and longevity.

STRONGEVITY Rx contains pure, pharmaceutical grade, micronized creatine monohydrate — the exact form used in the most rigorous clinical studies and research centers around the world, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Here’s a look at what scientists are discovering in their creatine research projects…

  • The Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a study revealing the profound anti-aging and even anti-tumor effects of creatine supplementation: “These data indicate that increase of the energy precursor creatine protects from functionally relevant, aging associated mutations of mtDNA… [these] mutations play a role in neurodegeneration, normal aging, premature aging of the skin, and (cancer) tumors… In addition to this, mtDNA mutations have also been reported to be increased in several types of tumors affecting the colon, bladder, lung, breast, kidney, head, and neck.”
  • Research by scientists at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University in Australia has shown that taking creatine can give a significant boost to working memory (up to 20% improvement) and fluid intelligence (up to 40% improvement in IQ). “Creatine supplementation gave a significantly measureable boost to brain power.” explains Dr. Caroline Rae, Lead Investigator of the Research Project at The University of Sydney. “Oral creatine monohydrate supplementation improves brain performance in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial… Creatine plays a pivotal role in brain-energy homeostasis… and 6 weeks of supplementation had a significantly positive effect… these findings underline a dynamic and significant role of brain energy capacity in influencing brain performance.”
  • Creatine is both safe and effective according to scientific studies. Side effects have been more myth than fact. For example, it was rumored that creatine supplementation may cause kidney stress in some users. A study recently reported (June 2013) in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition disproved that speculation: “… creatine supplementation did not affect kidney function in resistance-trained healthy individuals consuming a high-protein diet; thus reinforcing the safety of this dietary supplement.” (However, I do recommend that anyone with existing kidney, liver or heart disease consult with their physician before using STRONGEVITY Rx).
  • And of course there are literally hundreds of studies which show creatine supplementation increases strength, lean body mass, and athletic performance. “University of Queensland (St. Lucia, Australia) researchers reported that lifters taking creatine increased the number of reps they were able to complete with 85% of their one-rep max by 40%, while those taking a placebo experienced no change in the number of reps they were able to complete with the same weight.”
  • Red meat is the richest dietary source of creatine — a couple servings of STRONGEVITY Rx have as much creatine as a steak the size of a laptop computer. I don’t eat anywhere near that much red meat; in fact, I typically just have an 8-ounce filet twice a month. For people like me who don’t eat a lot of steak, STRONGEVITY Rx will produce especially noticeable results within 2 weeks. According to The Journal of Human Evolution, there was a time long ago where our ancestor’s were almost exclusively meat eaters. Experts believe that the abundant creatine supply in those ancestors way of eating led directly to the rapid expansion of brain size which separates human beings from other primates. With this consideration, it is possible that our modern brains are creatine deficient and lack a consistent supply of the high-energy fuel they need to perform at their fullest potential. Supplementing with STRONGEVITY Rx will help ensure that creatine supplies are optimal to fuel a strong body and mind.

Key Ingredient #2: Precise Blend of Ubiquinol and Ubiquinone forms of Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10 is a substance similar to a vitamin. It is found in every cell of the body where it is utilized to produce energy within the mitochondria. It also functions as an antioxidant which protects mitochondria from damage caused by harmful molecules, free radicals. CoQ10 is naturally present in small amounts in a wide variety of foods but is particularly high in meats. Unfortunately, most people over the age of 30, and especially 40, have suboptimal levels of CoQ10 in their system and this is why CoQ10 supplementation is so important.

CoQ10 is available as a supplement in 2 primary forms: Ubiquinone and Ubiquinol. Combining them both helps increase the absorption of CoQ10 and ensures that a consistent supply will be available to aid mitochondrial function. Coenzyme Q10 has been shown in scientific studies to improve heart health, decrease risk of fatal heart attack, and help keep brain cells younger for longer.

Here’s the BIG NEWS I’m so excited about: Breakthrough new research shows when CoQ10 is combined with creatine, the effects of both increase dramatically. What the scientific studies have revealed is that a combination of CoQ10 plus creatine has powerful effects that neither have on their own.

  • A study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, evaluated the effects of creatine supplementation alone, CoQ10 supplementation alone, and the effects of a combined treatment (creatine and CoQ10 used together) on lifespan. Because, as you might imagine, clinical studies to evaluate human lifespan would take decades to complete, researchers used ‘R6/2’ mice with remarkable similarities to the human genome. The lifespan of the R6/2 that were given creatine increased by 17%; those supplemented with CoQ10 increased by 14%; and the ones being given both creatine and CoQ10 had a remarkable 22% increase in lifespan. “CoQ10 and creatine are promising agents for neuroprotection via their effect on improving mitochondrial function and cellular bioenergetics and their properties as antioxidants.” the study reports.

Creatine and CoQ10 chart

This incredible discovery offers tremendous promise to those of us who are passionate about living longer and living stronger. Creatine and CoQ10 each exert powerful effects on the mitochondria although they work through different mechanisms and pathways. Creatine plays a key role in energy production, and CoQ10 plays a supporting role in the creation of energy, by acting as a co-factor to the electron-transport chain within the mitochondria. CoQ10 also accepts unbound electrons which are byproducts of cellular energy production and neutralizes them before these (free radicals – unbound electrons) can damage genetic coding within mitochondrial DNA.

The combination of creatine and CoQ10 is so powerful that a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical giant is aiming to capitalize on a massive study funded by the NIH which is in Phase III clinical trials at this time. The drug company is preparing to petition for FDA approval, classifying these two natural supplements as a ‘drug’. It would be prescribed specifically to help people suffering from neurological diseases such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Although doctors may very well soon be writing scripts for a pharmaceutical medicine made up of creatine and CoQ10, because they’re natural supplements we will still be able to get them over the counter for the application of enhancing our health and fitness. The pharmaceutical company may gain exclusive rights to provide the creatine + CoQ10 combination as a treatment to slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Hopefully, they wont convince the FDA to make creatine + CoQ10 available by prescription only (that would suck because it would become so much more expensive and not available to all those who can benefit from this natural approach).

Key Ingredient #3: Biologically Active Cholecalciferol

This nutrient is the biologically active form of Vitamin D (D3). Although technically it’s not a vitamin; it’s a hormone precursor. In the liver cholecalciferol is converted to the hormone calcitriol. Experts, including Dr. John Jacob Cannell, M.D., Executive Director of the Vitamin D Council, conclude that approximately 70 percent of the population in America is deficient in this very important nutrient. A primary source of cholecalciferol is produced in the skin as a result of exposure to sunlight. However, since most people work indoors and have been admonished to stay out of the sun, deficiency has become the rule, not the exception.

Low levels of cholecalciferol are directly associated with early death; in fact, it’s as high of a risk factor as smoking and not exercising. As such, it’s my opinion that blood levels of cholecalciferol should be measured by your physician during every health screening. A deficiency of this hormone precursor should be as much of a red flag as dangerously high cholesterol is. Optimal blood levels of cholecalciferol have been shown to reduce our risk of heart disease, depression, diabetes, hypertension, autoimmune illness, at least 13 different types of cancer, and osteoporosis.

  • In addition, cholecalciferol supplementation was shown in a recent scientific study to help up-regulate the body’s ability to burn fat in response to exercise. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota (funded by the National Institutes of Health) found that overweight people have better success in losing weight when their Vitamin D3 levels are increased. When combined with healthy eating, supplementation with Vitamin D3 helps promote increased weight loss among those whose levels are low. For each nanogram per milliliter increase in blood cholecalciferol levels, it was observed that an extra half-pound loss in weight occurred. “Evidence suggests adequate levels of Vitamin D may improve success with weight management programs and lower levels of obesity.” summarizes one expert.
  • The primary reason cholecalciferol is included in the STRONGEVITY Rx formula, is that recent scientific discoveries show that many of the health-enhancing effects of cholecalciferol supplementation are a result of its positive effects on (you know it by now…) mitochondrial function, especially in muscle. A breakthrough study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism proved that test subjects who received cholecalciferol treatment had significantly improved mitochondrial function. The lead researcher on this study stated: “… for the first time, we demonstrate a link between mitochondria and Vitamin D in human skeletal muscle.” At the beginning of this study, test subjects were suffering muscle weakness and fatigue due to Vitamin D deficiency. ALL participants reported an improvement in fatigue and energy by the end of the research project. Here, yet again, we see evidence that improving mitochondrial performance leads to significantly positive effects in the daily lives of people like you and I. 

Ingredient #4: Pure, Pharmaceutical-Grade, L-Glutamine

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue and has long been known to support protein synthesis and nitrogen retention. Glutamine also plays a key role in supporting the immune system. It is included in the STRONGEVITY Rx formula not just for these benefits but rather, because it is a source of cellular energy (after glucose) and even more importantly, glutamine helps protect mitochondrial structure and function under conditions of stress, as confirmed by a study published in The American Journal of Physiology. Again, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to our overall health, strength, and longevity to apply scientific knowledge such as this.

Ingredients #5 and #6: Zinc Citrate and Carnosine.

The mineral zinc (citrate form) and the amino acid carnosine round out the STRONGEVITY Rx formula. Each of these nutrients have been added for their neuroprotective and anti-oxidant properties which help support mitochondrial health and function.

STRONGEVITY Rx is naturally-flavored, sweetened, and colored. A spoonful of powder mixed with a glass of cold water, stirred for a few seconds, results in a delicious glass of orange fruit punch (tastes like tang). It’s simple and easy to use and just now, for the first time, it is available for others to benefit from.

A limited supply of STRONGEVITY Rx is NOW available with priority being given to people participating in the Transformation Challenge. Click here to reserve your supply of STRONGEVITY Rx today.

Recap and Review

A virtual mountain of scientific research now exists that makes it crystal clear it is absolutely possible to protect the mitochondria and its DNA through targeted nutritional supplementation. That is what STRONGEVITY Rx is all about. As the number of years since our birth increase, and especially beyond age 40, unless we do something to intervene, we lose brain cells, muscle strength, and energy every year. We now know that getting old is not just a matter of age, it’s a matter of mitochondrial damage and dysfunction.

So we know that exercise helps mitigate premature aging. We know that eating right (not dieting) helps us prevent disease and allows us to live longer. And now, with this breakthrough discovery, STRONGEVITY Rx offers another powerful pathway to keep the body and mind stronger for longer. As I’ve explained in this report, supplementing with the ingredients in STRONGEVITY Rx have been shown to produce these benefits:

  • Boost Muscle Strength
  • Increase Intelligence
  • Extend Healthy Lifespan
  • Increase Weight Loss
  • Slow the Aging Process
  • Reduce Risk of Disease
  • Increase Energy

If you’re anything like me and you’re excited about experiencing these benefits, then I invite you to give STRONGEVITY Rx a try. It’s available now on a limited basis. You can order STRONGEVITY Rx by clicking HERE while supplies last.

WARNING

Unfortunately, in the supplement market, we often see companies using low-quality ingredients in their products to compete on price and increase their profits. The supplement companies win — the supplement consumers lose in this scenario. I’ve been warning people about this practice for over two decades and it’s still as prevalent now as it’s ever been.

When I was CEO of EAS we went to great lengths to ensure that our customers received the highest quality products. With STRONGEVITY Rx, quality comes first as well. Remember, I originally built this new product for my own use. I don’t skimp on ingredients and I am willing to invest whatever’s necessary to get the full, potent effects from the supplements I use. After all, it’s our bodies and lives that we’re talking about here; we all deserve the best. And with STRONGEVITY Rx, that’s what you get. It’s guaranteed to contain all the ingredients the label claims and it is only manufactured in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certified facility.

With STRONGEVITY Rx, you’re investing in the highest quality supplement with scientifically proven results. There is nothing else on the market that offers this much value and all for less than most people spend on their morning cup of designer coffee.

Remember, STRONGEVITY Rx is an investment in YOU that will pay back great dividends for your health in the short and long term.

Now You Can Experience the Power of STRONGEVITY Rx Yourself

I’ve just added STRONGEVITY Rx to my online nutrition center. Click Here to reserve your very own supply. Each bottle of STRONGEVITY Rx contains 30 servings. I recommend one to two servings per day for women and two to three servings daily for men (men require a higher dosage because we have more energy-hungry muscle cells, and mitochondria, to feed). No loading dose is required (it was once thought that for creatine and other such nutrients to be effective, we had to take extra amounts for the first week. Science has shown that is not neccesary though). I go through six, 30-serving bottles, every two months. Most men will see great results at two servings of STRONGEVITY Rx a day (six, 30-serving bottles for a 12-week supply). Women can get good results with three, 30-serving bottles, as a 12-week supply.

I take a serving of STRONGEVITY Rx in the morning — it has a clean, natural orange flavor, and it’s great mixed with 6 oz. of ice water. I also really enjoy adding it to my Vanilla Right Light Nutrition Shakes in the morning. I have another serving of STRONGEVITY Rx in the afternoon, usually after my workouts. And I have a third serving at night before I go to bed, so that while I’m sleeping my cells can be rejuvenating and re-energizing. My wife, Maria, takes just one serving of STRONGEVITY Rx in the morning with her Right Light Nutrition Shake.

STRONGEVITY Rx is not available in stores — the only way to get it is by clicking here and placing your order, while supplies last.

GUARANTEE

Try STRONGEVITY Rx for 12 weeks. If you don’t feel stronger, more energetic, and healthier, return the used bottles along with your receipt to me at: Bill Phillips Transformation Research Center, 221 Corporate Circle, Suite K, Golden, Colorado, 80401. I’ll send you a prompt refund for the complete purchase price, including shipping charges. I’m offering this unconditional guarantee because I KNOW STRONGEVITY Rx will work for you too.

Limited Supply of STRONGEVITY Rx Available: Click Here to Reserve Your Own Supply Today.

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