Rick Lost 53 Lbs of Bodyfat and Gained 12 Lbs of Muscle!

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This is Rick Bullard, a 15 year active member of the Air Force, stationed in Idaho. He saw a picture of himself stepping out of the water on New Year’s Day (Polar Bear Plunge). At 250 lbs, he said he could hardly recognize himself. He made the decision to make a change and signed up for my Transformation Challenge along with his wife Amber. They traveled to my 3-day fitness camp at our center in Colorado and got connected to a supportive community of good people who were all striving to get their fitness back on track. 

Throughout this year, Rick made steady progress by following my workouts, nutrition, and supplement plans to the T. When I saw him again last week at Transformation Camp, I could hardly believe how much he had changed. He has dropped 53 lbs of bodyfat, added 12 lbs of muscle, practically doubled his strength and there’s no doubt he has improved his heart health and mental clarity as well.

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We named Rick and his wife Amber, who is also active duty Air Force, as our $5,000 winners in our last contest. I look forward to sharing more about Amber and the incredible changes she has made in the near future. For now I just wanted to show you all what’s possible — Rick did it with a full time, demanding job in the Air Force, and with a busy schedule his family keeps. Rick has set new goals and is aiming to improve even more over the next 12 weeks.

Congratulations to Rick and Amber and thank you for your sacrifice and service! ~Your friends, Bill & Maria Phillips 

++ Sign-up for the new Bill Phillips Challenge before the deadline of September 30th. Visit http://www.BillPhillipsChallenge.com

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Body-for-LIFE Bill Phillips’ New Fitness Program

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Body-for-LIFE author Bill Phillips has a New Online Program

Bill Phillips has a new, FREE program available online right now that gives you specific instruction for how to get back on track with your health and fitness. Discover how to get better results faster from exercise; learn how to eat for healthy weight loss and renew your energy for life! You can learn all about this program called Back to FIT for FREE when you visit:


A New Look at Bill Phillips’ Lower Body Workout

Lifting free-weight dumbbells is an incredibly effective and efficient way to work the major muscles of your body. The lower body workout I teach at my Transformation Center is all done with dumbbells. The exercises which make up this routine blast the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. When we use the proper form it also strengthens the core, improves flexibility and builds stabilizer muscles which support the knees, ankles, and hips. This lower body workout includes three variations of squats — it is absolutely the best exercise for lower body work and it also is incredibly good for calorie burning and cardiovascular health improvements. This workout is the exact approach that I have followed to rebuild my leg muscles after a brutal injury I suffered a few years ago. This workout works and it’s simple (not easy) to do.

I used this Lower Body Workout to rebuild my leg muscles, at age 50, after an injury which ruptured the quadriceps tendons on both legs.

I used this Lower Body Workout to rebuild my leg muscles, at age 50, after an injury which ruptured the quadriceps tendons on both legs.

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!

Lower Body Workout

1. Dumbbell Squats — 10 Reps 2. Straight-Leg Deadlift — 10 Reps 3. Dumbbell Sumo Squats — 10 Reps 4. Standing Dumbbell Calf Raises — 10 Reps 5. Narrow Stance Dumbbell Front Squat — 10 Reps Complete all 5 exercises, 10 reps of each, with no rest between. After you’ve completed all 5 exercises, rest 2 minutes and then repeat the cycle. Aim for the completion of 5 times through the cycle in approximately 25 minutes. ++This workout can be done with a number of different exercise combinations. For example: 10 reps of barbell squats, followed by 10 reps on the leg extension machine, 10 reps of leg curls, 10 seated calf raises,  and 10 reps on the leg press machine. There are many different combinations we can put together to get an excellent high intensity strength training workout for the lower body. ++Never sacrifice good form to lift more weight. Doing the exercises with proper form and lifting the weights slowly and under control is even more important for those of us over 40. The great results from working out consistently come over time. Injuries are setbacks that throw us off track. Good form is one of the keys to keeping your exercise program going and producing great results. lbwo

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Starting Position: Hold two dumbbells at your sides, with your palms facing in. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. The Exercise: While keeping your chin up, bend your legs at the knees and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then, pushing from your heels, lift yourself back up to the starting position. Breathe out on exertion. Take your time — go lower and slower to fully work the leg muscles.

Straight-Leg Deadlift

DeadliftFinalFinal12-18 Starting Position: Stand up straight, with your feet shoulder width apart and a dumbbell in each hand, your palms facing towards the front of your legs. This is a terrific exercise for the hamstrings, and it helps strengthen the lower back. The Exercise: Bend forward at your hips, and slowly lower the dumbbells in front of you, keeping the weights very close to your legs, until the weights almost tough the floor. Then, while concentrating on the muscles in the back of your legs, raise your upper body and the weights to the starting position. Roll your shoulders back, keep your chin up, take a deep breath and then repeat the exercise.

Dumbbell Sumo Squat

SumoFinal Starting Position: Hold a single dumbbell or ‘kettle bell’ in front of you. Your feet should be pointed out diagonally at about a 45 degree angle. Stand with your feet double shoulder width apart. The Exercise: While keeping your shoulders, back, and head upright, bend your legs at the knees and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then, pushing from your heels, lift yourself back up to the starting position. Keep your back as straight as possible throughout this exercise.

Standing Dumbbell Calf Raises

photocatFinalCalfRaise12-18 Starting Position: Start by holding a dumbbell in each hand, with your palms facing the sides of your hips. Stand with your feet half shoulder width apart. Keep your feet parallel with each other. The Exercise: Keeping your legs straight, raise up on the ball of your feet. When you get to the top hold it for a count of one, then slowly lower to the starting position.

Narrow Stance Dumbbell Front Squat

finalNarrowSquatJan-7 Starting Position: Hold two dumbbells at your sides, with your palms facing in. Stand with your feet half shoulder width apart. The narrow stance will make the quadriceps muscle groups work even harder than regular squats. The Exercise: While keeping your shoulders, back, and head upright, bend your legs at the knees and lower your hips until your thighs are parallel with the floor. Then, pushing from your heels, lift yourself back up to the starting position. Keep your back as straight as possible throughout this exercise. Breathe out on exertion.

2015 Bill Phillips Fitness Challenge

Bill Phillips Transformation Challenge 2015

I’m challenging YOU to stop procrastinating and start rebuilding your body and life!

I’m challenging you to get your health and fitness back on track!

If you’re at the point where you look in the mirror and honestly don’t like the body you see; if you’ve been in great shape before and would love to look and feel like that again; if deep down inside you’re anxious and concerned about the direction your health is going; if you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired…AND, if you’re ready to confront the situation head on, than this challenge is for you!

I’m putting up $10,000 in Cash as an incentive for those who give it their all!

Sign up for FREE to my new 2015 Challenge by clicking the link here:

http://www.transformation.com

Let’s take ACTION and make 2015 the healthiest year ever!

~Bill Phillips

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

The 25-Minute Workout Which Burns Fat for 40 Hours!

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Why Does High-Intensity-Interval-Training work so much better than old-fashioned cardio?

Forget about how many calories the cardio machines tell you that you are burning from your workout. The real measure of the exercise benefit is in how many calories your body burns AFTER the training is done!

In this chart, you see the results of a scientific study which measured the energy expenditure (calorie burning) during and after a HIIT workout vs. a regular effort workout (like jogging at a steady pace).

HIIT causes your body to burn more calories for 40 Hours After your workout. HIIT has been shown to help people lose twice as much bodyfat over 6 weeks of training (twice as much as people who did longer but average intensity workouts).

It was 15 years ago that I wrote Body-for-LIFE and taught people the ‘High-Point Training Method’ which is a form of HIIT. Today, more than a thousand scientific studies show it works best. Back then there were only a handful of studies and my suggestions of 20 to 30-minute workouts was criticized by the less informed ‘experts.’

HIIT is the BEST workout method for burning fat and also for improving heart health… and c’mon… EVERYONE can make time for 5-25 HIIT workouts!!

+++ See my specific High-Intensity-Interval Strength Training Workout video by clicking the link here: Bill Phillips 5-25 Upper Body Strength Training Workout