Update: October 17, 2013 — George is Now 144 lbs lighter!

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I’m excited to share this new update about George Umbreit, a cancer survivor and inspirational hero to me and many others! George is now 144 lbs lighter — he started at 378 lbs and when I weighed him on the scale at my Transformation Center in Colorado yesterday, he was a healthy and strong 234 lbs!! Not only that, but George is building strong, healthy muscles, gaining energy, and inspiring many others to confront and conquer their own struggles with being overweight and suffering depression. Congratulations George and keep up the good work!!!

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Perhaps the best Transformation I have ever witnessed!

Over the past 20 years I have been fortunate to be a part of some incredible body and life transformations. I used to regularly feature heroic, real-life before to after success stories in the magazine I used to write and publish, Muscle Media. In 1998 I made a documentary film about how people can transform their lives through fitness, positive thinking, and setting challenging and exciting goals for themselves.

And of course, my book Body-for-LIFE was all about how ordinary people can experience extraordinary personal growth by renewing their health and building their lives on a solid foundation of fitness.

Ever since then, I have stayed active helping people make positive changes in their lives but mostly at one-on-one level. I love teaching and encouraging people in person and in a situation where I can help them grow over time… and that is what I now have the opportunity to do at my private Transformation Fitness Center here in my hometown, Golden, Colorado. It is here that I have the opportunity to put the key tenets I’ve learned over the years to work on a daily basis… all with the focused intention of helping real people make really, really incredible changes to their bodies and lives. I love my work and am so grateful I get to do this full time. I intend to be helping people transform, God willing, right up until my very last breath.

I love my work because I get to play a small part in the miraculous body and life changes of people like George Umbreit. As you can see in his before and after pictures here, not only did he completely change physically but he has literally become more alive! No longer is he carrying 144 lbs of extra (and unhealthy) bodyfat. And no longer is he carrying the weight of depression, self-doubt, and isolation.

From the Brink of Death, a New Man is Born

George, age 23, is a reborn man: confident yet humble; happy and healthy; inspired and inspiring! Where he once was isolated (some days only leaving his room for ten minutes), now he has dozens of friends and lives an active lifestyle in the beautiful outdoors here in Colorado.

I can truly say that George’s stunning transformation is right up there with the top two or three I have ever witnessed (and I have seen hundreds of thousands of great transformations through my career in health and fitness). In fact, I am not sure I have ever seen it done better than this. Especially when you consider how far George has climbed to stand where he stands now. You see, when George was younger, he was told he may not live to see another birthday. Leukemia is a frightening diagnosis for any parent and child–George found himself in a brutal struggle to survive. Months of devastating chemotherapy and a nearly year-long stay in Children’s Hospital took him to the edge of life and death. No child should ever have to endure that much pain and suffering.

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Thank God, the doctors efforts and George’s incredible will to live pulled him through. I remember his wish being granted by our Make-A-Wish chapter here in Denver–when he got out of the hospital, he went on a Disney adventure he remembers well to this day.

The Cancer was Gone, but the Emotional Pain Remained

Physically, George was cured; but over the years, the emotional trauma of the disease simmered under the surface until it came out in the form of paralyzing anxiety and depression. He used food to ease the pain and calm the fear, like so many of us do at one point or another in our lives. Years went by and George’s weight climbed to nearly 400 lbs. (he is 6’4″). He felt out of place amongst peers of his age, trapped in a body that he didn’t like, isolated, lonely, angry and he almost lost all hope.

A Life-Saving Idea

One of George’s counselors and mentors, Charles, had been working out at my Transformation Fitness Center. After seeing George struggle and knowing that he was not responding very well to typical therapy and treatment options for depression and PTSD, Charles had a idea. That idea was the breakthrough that saved George’s life, again.

Charles and I had talked about the remarkable scientific research which shows exercise, healthy eating, and community support is powerful medicine that heals body, mind, heart and soul. Our program is especially effective in this regard; it is designed to not only transform the body, but to help uplift the whole person. That’s because our program is positive, encouraging, unconditionally accepting, fun, practical, and empowered by faith in the God-given abilities that every person has within them to change–to heal–to transform their bodies and lives. It is a program that is not based on theory, but scientific fact. For these reasons and an intuitive hunch on Charles’ part, George was introduced to our Transformation Center.

Tremendous Community Support Made the Difference

I remember the first day George came in for a visit and his first workout. I could tell George had the inner strength to do this and do it right. After all, he had already survived a very serious and life-threatening disease–this, in comparison, was just another mountain to climb. That first day, I got a photo with him and posted it on Facebook page. I said to my friends and readers that George could do this but he was going to need a lot of support and encouragement. I asked for their help. The response was over whelming–thousands of people from all over the world reached out to help lift George up.

Back in those beginning weeks, and still today, I am convinced that George’s success has had a lot to do with all those powerful prayers and positive intentions from people like YOU. I have been around long enough in life to see and believe in things like that. It makes a difference in ways our present day science can’t really understand.

Looking back now, I am SO happy that I followed my intuition and video-taped George’s first few days in the Center including his first workouts, weigh in, as well as the initial discussions we had about what it was going to take for him to make this incredible breakthrough in his life. George promised he would give it his all and not give up. And that is exactly what he did. The key for George has been his CONSISTENCY. His change didn’t happen overnight, but then again he didn’t gain the weight over night either.

A Simple, Smart Plan, Followed to the T = BIG RESULTS

George attended our 3-day Transformation Camp last summer, and since he lives here in Colorado, he has been coming here to the Center, giving the best effort he can every week. He works out for 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week (following my 5-25 interval intensity method). He eats 3 healthy meals from my Eating for Life book along with 3 Right Light Nutrition Shakes (for extra protein and vitamins) each day. He planned his meals ahead of time and followed his plan day after day. He scheduled his workout times for the week ahead and all but one time, he was here exactly when he said he would be.

4558Now, 15 months after he began, George is 144 lbs lighter and so much happier and healthier that his before photo from last summer has become virtually unrecognizable to me today. He truly left that person in his before photo in the past. Each day, when I see George here at the Center, I see a healthy, authentic, smart, caring, outgoing, fun and strong young man. That is who he was all along I think.

Your God-given Power and Ability to Change

True transformation is said to be both an ending and a beginning–a death and rebirth. It means that old ways of thinking, old ways of seeing yourself, old habits, old limiting beliefs… all that must go… that old and oftentimes unhealthy mindset must die to make room for the birth and growth of a renewed mind. A mind that has faith in God-given abilities and strengths that promise us all that WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE, and no event, no person (not even ourselves!), can ever take that away. I’ve discovered that it sometimes takes significant adversity to break open those powerful and transformative abilities. They are always there though… always.

In George’s case, I can clearly see that his humble confidence, his great inner strength, his grateful and joyful approach to life… it’s here now because of the pain and suffering of his past. Let me say that again: George’s transformation is so incredible because of the adversity he has faced, not in spite of it.

Lesson: Your biggest obstacle at this time may turn out to be your greatest blessing a year from now. George is proof.

It’s been an Honor and Privilege to Help George Transform

Yes, in all my 20+ years of helping people transform their bodies and lives, this experience has inspired beyond compare. What an honor and blessing it has been to be a part of this incredible young man’s rebirth. I am so proud of George and even though he has accomplished so much this past year, I know full well that THIS is JUST THE BEGINNING for him.

Go George go – I, and thousands of your new friends reading this from around the world are with you in spirit and behind you all the way!

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(Notice: If you would like to make an incredible change in your body and life too, please consider doing what George did to get started and attend a 3-day Transformation Camp with Bill Phillips. Write to: Bill@Transformation.com for more information.)

Mindset: A Key to going from Before to After

Transforming Patterns of Action

Patterns of action are like habits. They are the “rules” we follow automatically — the things we do that we don’t even think about. We’ve all got them. We have patterns of action for how we work, how we eat, how we relate to other people, how we do just about everything. What makes a pattern of action good or bad is simply whether it takes us closer to or pushes us further away from our goals.

Now that we’ve decided to change and we’ve become more clear about our future, we need to look at our patterns of action, which brings us to the next important question I need you to answer:
Which three patterns of action might prevent you from reaching your goals?

For example, if someone’s goal is to lose 20 pounds of fat, he would need to stop eating low-nutrient, high-calorie foods. Another pattern of action he might need to get rid of is skipping workouts. You see, these habits will prevent progress, so they have to go — they’re what I call “unauthorized.”

Think about it and write down the three patterns of action which you believe might hold you back. Once you’ve done that, please answer this question:
Which three new patterns of action do you need to establish to reach your goals?

For example, if someone’s goals include gaining 10 pounds of muscle, he would need to get in the habit of regularly lifting weights. He might need to start eating more often and getting more sleep.

You must identify both the patterns you will stop and the new ones you will start. You see, I’ve discovered one of the reasons so many people fail to break their bad habits is because they merely focus on what they shouldn’t be doing — what they shouldn’t eat, that they shouldn’t smoke or drink — all those things they shouldn’t do.

I recommend you focus just as much on things you should start doing because new patterns help “crowd out” the unauthorized ones.

By the time you’ve identified three patterns of action that are unauthorized and three new ones you need to start, you’ll be on your way. And, even though it might have taken you years to develop the patterns of action that brought you to this point in your life, it’s not going to take you anywhere near that long to change them; in fact, it takes less than four weeks before those new patterns of action will feel more natural to do than not do.

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Chris Perry’s Successful Body and Health Transformation!

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59 lbs of bodyfat gone! Replaced with Muscle, Strength, & Health

Congratulations to Transformation Camp Alumni Chris Perry! You are an inspiring example of overcoming adversity to succeed!

Chris, 45 years of age, father of 4, traveled from Ohio earlier this year to attend my 3-day Transformation Fitness Camp here in Colorado. I got to know Chris and learned about his dreams and goals. We worked out, went to dinner, talked about nutrition and supplements and we had some laughs too over the weekend. Chris went home with renewed focus and motivation as well as a complete plan-of-action in a 3-ring binder about the size of a dictionary.

Chris worked hard, let nothing stand in his way, and he gave it his all every day. Chris wanted to change and he was willing to change… those are essential keys to crossing the abyss between knowing and doing. Another key to his success… he didn’t let adversity stop him either! Chris lost his right leg in an automobile accident which certainly makes getting through my intense weight training and aerobic workouts more challenging, but Chris didn’t quit! He applied inner strength and courage to help him accomplish his goal!

Fast forward to this past weekend… Chris comes back to my Transformation Fitness Camp. He walks in the door, I do a double take, squint my eyes to make sure it was him… and my jaw dropped! Good Heavens! Wow did he change from the last time I saw him!!! It looked he was 10 years younger! He walked in with a confident smile, wearing some 32″ waist blue-jeans and a casual short sleeve shirt with his newly muscular arms bulging out! I said “Chris!? Way to go buddy! Just incredible!”

We worked out Saturday and he was lifting the same heavy weights I was! He is now literally twice as strong as he was before!

To anyone reading this… YOU CAN DO IT TOO! Look at what Chris Perry accomplished–he didn’t let his adversity stop him! He didn’t make excuses. He confronted the truth–he was overweight and out of shape and his entire life was suffering as a result. Chris said enough is enough! He made the decision to be healthy and strong again like he was when he did Body-for-LIFE successfully a decade ago. Chris came to see me in person at my 3-day fitness camp and he went home with a team of new friends who believed in him and a whole lot of energy and motivation.

He put the plan to work with determination and he gave it his all–he poured his heart and soul into each day’s workout, nutrition, and mindset work. The result? Incredible! And you know what? Chris is just getting started–he has so much energy and momentum right now that he is going to keep getting leaner and stronger and healthier! In the process, he is inspiring so many people, perhaps even YOU, to follow his example! If Chris can overcome his adversity, why can’t YOU? (The truth is YOU CAN!!)

+++Are you ready, like Chris was, to renew your Body, Health, and Energy for life? If your answer is “YES!” then please accept my invitation to join me for our October or November Transformation Camp, here at my Fitness Center in Colorado. At Camp, I can work with you personally, like I did with Chris, and we can develop a motivating and easy to follow plan of action that will take all the guess work out of exercise and nutrition for you. Chris and many others who’ve enjoyed success after attending Transformation Camp are calling it the best investment in themselves they’ve ever made. Please, if you are ready to make an incredible change in your body, health, and life, email me right away and let me know you’d like to participate in one of our upcoming camps. My email is: Bill@Transformation.com

Weight Loss and Health Q & A with Bill Phillips

—-This blog post is an interview I did for a mainstream magazine where the focus was how to achieve healthy weight loss; something millions of American’s are concerned with. If you are one of them, this blog is for You! ~Bill Phillips

Q: How do people get the willpower to lose weight?

A: Willpower and discipline, despite what people are often taught, are not the keys to making challenging changes in our lives. The real power comes from inspiration. When people are inspired, they can accomplish almost anything. And so what I teach people is how to connect with what inspires them. And I ask them to identify a purposeful reason for making the decision to make a change in their lives. And one of the reasons that often awakens peoples’ inner strength is becoming healthy so that they don’t pass on their deleterious lifestyle to their kids.

Most parents I know would move mountains to protect their kids and that’s the kind of strength it often takes to stop destructive habits and start living a healthy and mindful life. There are many powerful reasons and what’s important is for each person to find the one that inspires them. One great reason will override 100 excuses.

Q: What are some practical tips on becoming more focused on their weight loss efforts?

A: I believe it’s important for people to realize that losing weight is not enough. You can actually lose weight and become more unhealthy if you do it the wrong way. Many people also lose weight  in a way that’s not sustainable. Merely changing the outside is not enough. When  we change our perspective we can see that what we really want is not just to  look better but to feel better; and not just to weigh less on the scale, but to become lighter. And to do that, we need to look at what’s weighing on us mentally and emotionally.

It’s vitally important to understand where we are at the beginning of the transformation process. I ask people to take a before photo of themselves, put it on a piece of paper, and around the photo write down a dozen words and/or phrases that describe what they’re thinking and what they’re  feeling. I often see people describe that they have low energy, that they feel stuck, that they feel like they’re carrying the weight of the world, that they’re suffering from stress or anxiety, that they feel sad or depressed. We have to confront where we are to begin with — we have to know where we stand, in order to know where to go.

Once we’ve achieved some clarity on that, we take a look at where we want to go and we develop an inspiring vision for our future carefully describing how we want to look, how we want to feel, and what we want our lives to be like. Once we establish a point A and a point B we develop specific goals that help us focus our attention on moving forward.

Q: How can people stay strong in the face of temptation?

A: When people are inspired by a powerful reason, managing temptation becomes a whole lot easier. Unfortunately most people don’t really feel a strong sense of purpose when they start out on a diet or weight-loss plan. That makes compliance extremely unlikely.

Another thing that strengthens resolve is to connect with other people who are dedicated to making healthy changes in their lives. In a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine (February 2009) scientists discovered that people who are trying to lose weight and get healthy are 225% more likely to succeed if they participate in a weekly support group meeting. And this is because supportive friends can help keep us accountable, they can remind us of what we told them our important and inspiring reason is for changing our behavior from unhealthy to healthy, and they can give us support and encouragement which is pretty hard to be successful without. And in  return, we can do the same for them which, according to research, also helps us  by boosting our energy, confidence and self-esteem.

Q: How can people overcome making excuses when trying to transform their health?

A: Most every remarkable health transformation I’ve seen over the last 20 years was preceded by a dramatic increase in self-responsibility. As we mature we often discover that to a very significant extent, the condition of our bodies and lives is our responsibility and the longer we blame something outside of ourselves (an organization, another person, even genetics), the longer we disempower ourselves. The ability to change is harnessed when we accept the responsibility to change. And this essentially  means becoming a ‘no-excuses person.’ When we give up excuses we can no longer say, “The dog ate my homework.” Instead we deal with the reality of the situation which might be, “My homework’s not done because I chose to watch TV instead of doing it.” Accepting responsibility makes us stronger, not weaker.

Q: How can people overcome falling back into old unhealthy patterns?

A: The only thing better than making a healthy change in your body and life is sustaining it. In my experience, the  people who’ve succeeded over the long term do two things:

1) When they achieve a goal, they immediately set another, challenging goal. Goals keep the mind focused and help us decide on a daily basis how to invest our precious time, energy and attention. For example, if someone’s initial goal is to become 30 lbs lighter, once they achieve that, they might set their eye on another motivating objective which is to run a marathon or half marathon within the next few months.

2) People who successfully lose unhealthy body weight and keep it off are most often connected to a support group or community of like-minded folks. Being active within a healthy weight-loss group gives people the opportunity to help others which is very important. Recovery from an unhealthy lifestyle that causes overweight and obesity is similar to recovery from other addictive habits — there is always a risk for relapse. Our old habits will wait on us forever. What we do to get healthy, has to be what we continue doing to stay healthy. We need to look at it as a life-long recovery process. And  probably nothing helps long-term recovery better than being active in a group of  supportive peers.

Q: How can people change their habits?

A: The mind craves what it’s used to which is not always what it needs. And this is why the things we do habitually have a sort of gravitational force — they seem to pull us in their direction. And so the key to breaking free of unhealthy habits is to abstain from them while at the same time replacing them with new, positive patterns of action. Each day we adhere to the changes, the more the mind will crave the new pattern which will  allow it to become more and more of a routine. People who can stick with a change like this for a month, usually find it gets a whole lot easier from  there. Inspiration and support are essential to get through that first month because it can be a real tug of war between the old and new ways of thinking and behaving.

Q: What are your top tips to help someone say no to an unhealthy action or behavior?

A: Throughout each day, we have dozens of moments where we decide our future direction. When we ask ourselves, “Is this thought, action or behavior going to move me closer to or further away from the inspiring vision I have for my future?” we can make better choices pretty easily. We must relentlessly ask ourselves that question throughout each day and give ourselves honest answers. When we do, we can change the direction of our lives one moment, one decision at a time. Which is really the only way it can be done.

Q: How powerful is the mind in controlling our weight-loss success?

A: The body serves the mind. Anything that happens in our physical body is a result of what happens in our mind. The mind is primary, the body is a secondary phenomenon. And of course we experience life through our mind, our thoughts, our emotions. It’s always how we think and how we feel about how we look that determines our experience. And until you truly transform your mind, any other change is only going to be temporary, external, superficial. It will never last. However, when you heal and renew the mind, and get it set in the right direction, your life can become healthier, happier and  more inspiring than most people could ever imagine.

Q: Is there anything else you think we should cover on this topic?

A: Weight loss is very misunderstood. Supposed solutions so often focus only on the body as if it exists independent of mind and emotions. The real solutions will be found by looking at the whole person—mind, body, heart and soul. The answers we’ll find aren’t new. In fact Plato’s philosophy described what may very well be the right approach over 2,000  years ago when he wrote:

“This is the great error of our day, that physicians separate the soul from the body. The cure should not be attempted without the treatment of the whole, and no attempt should be made to cure the body without the soul.”

Exercise is the Most Potent yet Underutilized Medicine

Exercise is Medicine—-As I See it… If exercise is medicine (and it is) then Personal Trainers are akin to Medical Practitioners in a way. I see a day not far into the future where the good work Personal Trainers do will be seen just as important as what most doctors do. In the future, we have to recognize that exercise is the prescription that millions of people need and Personal Trainers should become a legitimate part of our official Health-Care System. Exercise coaches, trainers, and motivators will be a big part of the overall solution to America’s health crisis. This Special Report/Blog explains why. ~Bill—-

Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine is the name of a program organized by a group of doctors and health care professionals which calls on physicians to assess and review each patient’s physical activity levels at every visit. Their mission, which I endorse and support 100%, is to make exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment in the United States. The group believes that doctors should prescribe exercise to their patients just as they would a life-saving medicine. Ultimately they see this leading to a paradigm shift in modern medicine, one that will lead to tremendous overall improvement in the public’s well-being and substantial long-term reductions in health care costs. Their recommendations support a growing body of evidence that working out does much more than burn calories and strengthen muscles.

A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (2005) revealed that consistent exercise can double survival rates of breast cancer patients. Researchers followed 3,000 women being treated for the disease and found that for those with hormone-responsive tumors, walking the equivalent of 3-5 hours per week at a moderate pace, cut the risk of dying from the disease in half compared to the sedentary women in the study. These findings confirm and extend previous scientific studies which show that exercise significantly strengthens the body’s immune system. Harvard Medical School reports that more than 60 studies in recent years make clear that women who exercise regularly can expect a 30% reduction in their chances of developing breast cancer to begin with.

Exercise is the best Medicine Researchers at Duke University studied people suffering from depression for 4 months and found that 60% of those who exercised for 30 minutes, 3 times a week, overcame the condition without using antidepressants which is about the same percentage rate as those who use medication only in their treatment of depression. And of course, exercise is not only a mood brightener, it produces dozens of other positive effects which antidepressant drugs simply do not.

There is now considerable evidence derived from hundreds of studies, with thousands of subjects, which prove that exercise is remarkably effective in relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety. The best results were shown to occur in vigorous (intense) exercise performed consistently. And the benefits continue as long as someone continues to work out.

Exercise not only helps resolve symptoms of depression and anxiety, but it also enhances self-esteem, produces more restful sleep, and helps people recover more quickly from adversity and better cope with social stress. I’m not basing these claims on a single study. They are supported by what’s called a ‘meta-analysis’ which is a report that essentially combines the findings of most, if not all, of the available research on this topic in the English language. The overall positive patterns of these studies make it remarkably clear that exercise plays an important role in promoting sound mental health and emotional well-being. It works for men and women, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens too.

A study by the California Department of Education, involving 954,000 students grades 5, 7 and 9, showed that the most healthy kids (the ones who scored highest on fitness tests and had lower levels of bodyfat) did twice as well on aptitude exams in reading and mathematics compared to the least fit kids. Harvard professor, John Ratey, M.D., writes, in his latest book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, that more physical fitness for students is a cure for not only unhealthy weight gain, but also the kids’ academic performance.

Additional research shows that consistent exercise protects us from the common cold, flu, and bacterial infections by elevating the body’s production and circulation of immune cells. Exercise has even been shown to strengthen people’s response to the influenza vaccine, making it more effective at keeping deadly viruses at bay. In addition, exercise boosts blood flow to the brain which helps it receive more oxygen and nutrients and it increases the energy of brain waves that are responsible for quick thinking, focus, creativity, and problem solving.

German researchers recently compared a group of athletes to others who were healthy non-smokers but not regular exercisers. The athletes had significantly less degradation in the strands of DNA at the tips of chromosomes called ‘telomeres.’

When telomeres begin to shorten, cells can no longer divide and they become inactive, a process associated with aging, cancer, and heart disease. The German study was published in the November 2009 edition of the Journal of The American Heart Association where it concluded physical activity has a profound anti-aging effect at the cellular mitochondria level.

Studies at Tufts University in Boston have demonstrated that even at age 92, moderate-resistance exercise, performed 3 times a week for 8 weeks, increases muscle strength by an average of 174%. This translates into a 48% increase in mobility and a significant reduction in fall risk.

Jack Lalanne at 71

Jack Lalanne worked out intensely most every day and lived 96 years! Exercise was his best medicine!

Another study, published in the journal Neurology, looked at 3,298 folks with an approximate average age of 70 years. Over a 9-year span, those who participated regularly in vigorous exercise (tennis, jogging, biking, swimming, weight lifting) were discovered to be 63% less likely to suffer a stroke compared with inactive senior citizens.

Exercise has been shown to both prevent and treat osteoporosis, help manage diabetes, reduce the risk of addiction relapse, slow premature aging of the skin, promote healthier digestion, reduce aches and pains, contribute to optimism and a positive mindset. What all this information points to is that exercise is not a silver bullet—it’s platinum.

The Price of Inactivity

The fact that such remarkable benefits come from simply adding a few hours of exercise to our weekly schedules begins to make clear how devastating the effects of inactivity actually are. You see, what exercise does is simply reverse the damage done by living a sedentary life. If exercise is a vaccine, as Dr. Sallis puts it, inactivity is akin to a deadly virus.

Medical experts now say inactivity poses as great a health risk as smoking. Let’s pause here for a moment to process that. Okay, what that means is if parents let their kids play video games and sit at the computer all day, it’s akin to handing them a pack of cigarettes. Yes or no… would you do that to your kids? And what about yourself?

Please realize that every week you don’t get up and move for a few hours (walking, weight lifting, jogging) takes you another step closer to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, depression, arthritis, and osteoporosis. Again, I’m asking you to pause, take a deep breath and consider what this means in your life and the lives of those you know and care about. This next statistic is both stunning and sad: According to the Archives of Internal Medicine, more than 80 million U.S. adults don’t do any voluntary exercise at all. And we wonder why America, this great nation with an abundance of resources, technology, and scientific know-how, is dead last on the list of the health of modern countries.

Bill and Transformation Camp participant, Carolyn having fun working out! Carolyn lost 22 lbs of unhealthy weight in the 12 weeks following this photo! Good Job

Bill Phillips and Transformation Camp participant Carolyn Bray. She became 22 lbs lighter in the 12 weeks following this photo! Good Job Carolyn!

Making people aware of the reality of this situation can literally save lives. It’s true! It’s also true that if we can get this message out and get people moving, we can transform the nation from worst to first in health and fitness. We start by setting a positive example for our families and friends. We can ask them to participate with us—invite a buddy to the gym, take the kids to a park and kick off a friendly game of soccer, shoot baskets, go swimming or race in the backyard. Do something, anything, that gets the blood and oxygen pumping, lights up the brain and works the muscles!

On the one hand it seems too simple; how could working out or walking help change the nation? Yet when we look at the bigger picture and consider all the scientific evidence that we’ve reviewed so far, the impact of your leading by example and helping to spread the message makes a very real difference in the future of our society.

Add to this the devastating financial consequences: Last year it cost our country over $147 billion to take care of citizens who didn’t take care of themselves. How can there be true health care or financial reform without getting every man, woman and child that can participate in a few hours of weekly physical activity to do so? I think the only way that’s possible is to individually and collectively get up, get moving, exercise, be active and bring as many people with us as we possibly can!

Conclusion: Exercise is incredible medicine. I recommend you fill your Rx of it today! =)

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Bill Phillips Answers Your Health and Fitness Questions

QUESTION: I’m just making sure the deadline to start the challenge was extended to today. I hope so. I put my email in to follow this Bill Phillips Fitness News Blog to officially enter and I’m ready to start transforming my body and life! I’m in it to win it this time… for me finishing the 12 weeks and achieving my health goal is winning. I wouldn’t mind getting the $10,000 top prize also! =)

ANSWER: How exciting! You made it in just in time! Yes, by following this blog you are officially signed up and eligible to win the $10,000 top prize! Just get started today by taking your before photo (which I want you to hang onto for 12 weeks before you send it in — Click Here to see the Rules and Regulations for all the details).

Winners CertificateWhen you do complete all 12 weeks, I guarantee you will feel healthier and happier. And who knows… somebody’s going to get that $10,000 top prize… it really could be you! Don’t forget, everyone who finishes the Summer Challenge and sends in their before and after photos will receive an Official Certificate of Achievement, a Transformation-blue workout shirt, and a Challenge Finishers Honor Medal. (I always say that the best prize Challenge Finishers will get is a renewed healthy body! =)

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QUESTION: Bill, I have a lot of body fat to lose, is it ok to do cardio everyday along with the resistance training every other day?

ANSWER: Thank you for your question. You can do more cardio of course but I usually don’t recommend it. Over the past couple decades, what I have found works best is to keep the workouts brief but intense and most of all, CONSISTENT. I like to see people alternating days of weight training with days of cardio. For example, weight training on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and cardio on Tuesday, and Thursday with the Saturday cardio workout being optional.

Intense Interval Exercise stimulates the metabolism by positively affecting cellular mitochondria energy production. This means that your body is burning more stored fat all day long and not just during the workout. Intense Exercise is powerful medicine and too much is akin to overdose — it can actually backfire and slow the metabolism. However, even the best exercise methods won’t make up for bad nutrition. It is imperative that we exercise AND eat right.

I have a friend, George, who has become 135 pounds lighter over the last year. He works out at my Transformation Center in Colorado and follows my 5/25 program to the T — he gets in 25 minutes of intense exercise, 5 days a week. He has 3 Right Light nutrition shakes a day and 2 or 3 portion-controlled Eating for Life meals.

Incredible before to after photos

George is 135 pounds lighter — he works out 25 minutes a day!

George’s body and life transformation is stunning because he did the right things very consistently for an entire year. He is stronger and healthier and has burned off 135 pounds, as I mentioned above. It seems like so much weight but when you get down to it, it’s just about 11 pounds per month. You don’t have to starve yourself or exercise for hours a day to trim off 11 pounds of unhealthy weight each month. I’m a big proponent of a balanced, practical approach.

Big progress is simply little progress compounded over time. It’s more important that your workouts are consistent than long. Whatever you do, just promise me you’ll combine exercise and eating right, and you’ll stick with it long enough to reach your goals and then some. You can do it!

~Bill Phillips

P.S. You can read my blog about George’s stunning transformation by clicking here.

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QUESTION: Which is better… the Body-for-Life weight-lifting routine, or your new 5/25 workout? I’m 46 years old and I want to lose 30 to 40 pounds of fat while getting my muscle definition back.

ANSWER: Both routines will give you a great workout. Both will help build muscle.

My newer version of the Body-For-LIFE free-weight workout is called 5/25 and it is the first program I’ve developed which is completely based on the science of High-Intensity Interval Strength Training.

Intense Interval Training has been proven in scientific studies to be the most effective exercise method when it comes to preventing heart disease, preventing stroke, accelerating the burning of bodyfat, and most important of all (in my opinion), increasing the size, number, and energy production of cellular mitochondria which is THE key to longevity. At age 48, my big reasons for working out are to prevent disease and keep my body as young, strong, and lean as possible — 5/25 High-Intensity Interval Strength Training helps me accomplish all that in one workout.

Bill Working Out

At Age 48, 5/25 Training Works Great for Me! ~Bill

Also, 5/25 works for me because I need a training method that hits the muscles hard but is easy on my tendons and ligaments. With 5/25 I can use less weight and still blast the muscles without injury. With BFL workouts I can lift quite a bit more weight  (because of the rest between sets) and that’s not necessarily a good thing for me because I’m just strong enough to damage some nagging shoulder and knee tendon injuries that I’ve recovered from.

Learn more about 5/25 Training by reading my blog about it here on Bill Phillips Fitness News — just Click Here to go there! =)

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QUESTION: Hi Bill, I started the challenge Monday and am super excited. I read your nutrition blog that showed your meal plans for a day and that helped me a lot. What are your thoughts on diet soda and alcohol? Complete no-no’s or moderation? Thanks for everything!

ANSWER: With nutrition, it is what we do most of the time, not some of the time, that shapes us. So drinking a diet soda from time to time (like I do) isn’t going to make or break your fitness.

Regarding alcohol, I use to drink on the weekends when I was in my 30’s and I stayed in really good shape virtually all decade. But once I got in my 40’s, my body’s response to alcohol changed — I felt awful the next day and drinking totally threw off my appetite for healthy foods. I stopped drinking alcohol  6 years ago and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Nowadays, I just don’t crave it or want it. I’ve tried drinking beer and wine again a handful of times over the years and each time it just made me feel unhealthy. I can’t figure out how I ever enjoyed it, but back when I was younger, I could get away with it somehow.

Anyways, there are some people who can have a beer or a glass of wine somewhat regularly, and do just great with their fitness transformations. More often than not, what I see is people who have a group of unhealthy habits which are often triggered by drinking and so I suggest that people who want to lose weight and get in shape at least consider giving up beer and alcohol for a few weeks and see how they feel. You can always go back to it if it doesn’t feel right for you, or just enjoy your drinks on Free Day (that one day a week you don’t have to workout or follow any rules).

All that being said, ultimately, what we’re trying to create here is a healthy, realistic, enjoyable new lifestyle for YOU. The key to long-term success is to like your new, healthy habits better than the old ones; in fact, if you don’t like them better, odds are, you’ll go back to your old patterns and way of living. ~Bill

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QUESTION:  Hey Bill, quick question about STRONGEVITY Rx. I’m a woman who is on the way to becoming 50 pounds lighter and healthier. I’ve been taking 1 serving a day for a week now and I’m experiencing crazy amounts of energy during my workouts. Since I saw you at Transformation Camp, I am 30 pounds lighter. Now I’ve set a new 12-week goal of losing 20 more pounds of unhealthy weight. This past week though, my scale hasn’t moved. I’m eating 4 Right Light nutrition shakes, 1 serving of STRONGEVITY Rx, and 2 Eating for Life meals each day. I’m also following your 5/25 workouts and drinking 10+ glasses of water per day. I heard someone say that STRONGEVITY Rx might interfere with my weight loss. Does that make sense? Should I be using STRONGEVITY Rx while I’m trying to get rid of this next 20 pounds?

ANSWER: First thing’s first — You are doing incredibly well — 30 pounds lighter in just three and a half months is excellent progress! You’re losing the bodyfat, strengthening the muscles, and literally re-sculpting your body — not just losing weight. Congratulations!

STRONGEVITY RxRegarding STRONGEVITY Rx, we know it is a scientific truth that it will absolutely not cause a gain of bodyfat; in fact, studies show that biologically active cholecalciferol (Vit-D3) which is in STRONGEVITY Rx, increases the rate at which the body will burn stored fat as fuel.

The Creatine and CoQ10 combination in STRONGEVITY Rx , after the 4 to 6 week mark, will noticeably increase your metabolism (an increase in metabolism is caused by increased energy production by the cellular mitochondria). The ingredients I mentioned here, as well as L-Glutamine, do initially create a cell hydrating/cell-volumizing effect, and that’s a good thing! It means that there is more energy within the cell and even a slight increase in cytoplasm which, when we multiply times 75 trillion cells in the body, can add up to an initial kilogram increase in lean body mass for women (and up to 3 kg for men because of our higher number of mitochondria-rich muscle cells).

The increase in cellular hydration plateaus after the STRONGEVITY Rx nutrients have reached saturation levels within each cell. That typically happens within 2 weeks. So, this may be some of what you’re feeling. Keep in mind that it is a healthy process even though you might not see the scale go down for a week or two. The increase in lean body mass and cellular energy will kick your metabolism up a notch and allow you to train with even more intensity during your interval workouts, this will even further increase your metabolic rate, which of course, is also a good thing!

One thing I do want to suggest though… let’s try cutting back to three nutrition shakes a day for the next week and see how that feels. I’d like to see your daily meal plan consist of 3 nutrition shakes, 1 serving of STRONGEVITY Rx, and 2 protein and carbohydrate balanced, portion controlled meals. I think this might be just right for you at this point in your transformation.

Lastly, make sure you’re giving yourself credit for the incredible progress you’ve made so far. I guarantee that if you keep working hard and remain consistent, you WILL reach your next 12 week goal in championship style!

~Bill Phillips

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Classic Interview: Jack LaLanne and Bill Phillips

—-Today’s blog is a look back to an interview I did, some years ago, with fitness icon Jack LaLanne for USA Today’s weekend paper. Jack LaLanne practiced what he preached and lived 96 energetic years and inspired millions of people to start working out and eating healthy. In the personal time I spent with Jack over the years, I learned a lot about his mindset and what kept him young at heart throughout his life. Two key things he said to me I keep, always, in the front of my mind:

LaLanne’s Lesson #1) Keep Moving! Jack was never inactive — he was strong as an ox the last time we worked out together and he was in his 80’s at the time!

LaLanne’s Lesson #2) Keep Challenging Yourself! Jack set goals with deadlines and used positive pressure to keep him motivated. For example, on his 70th birthday, he achieved a strength and endurance goal of swimming a mile and a half while shackled as he towed 70 boats in Long Beach Harbor (seriously, he actually did this!).

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne (1947)

I’ll also never forget his philosophy on ‘warming up’ before a workout and ‘cooling down’ afterwards: “Bill, does a lion warm up before he bursts into action and runs full speed to get his dinner? No! Does he cool down afterwards? No!”

Jack taught us that eating healthy and exercising are the best medicine we’ll ever get. He was scoffed at for years as a ‘health-nut’ but five decades later, science proved him to be exactly right. He (and Arnold) inspired me to start lifting weights in my early teens and he has motivated me to keep working out right up to and through the final chapter.

I am very grateful to Mr. LaLanne and it was always an honor to do interviews with him, like the one reprinted in this blog. The USA Today journalist asked the questions and gave the introduction. ~Bill—-

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Classic Interview: Jack LaLanne and Bill Phillips (March 21, 2001)

Jack LaLanne and Bill Phillips

Jack LaLanne and Bill Phillips

On an impossibly perfect California afternoon recently, two generations of fitness gurus met for lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara to discuss health and fitness. The old guard was represented by the “Godfather of Fitness,” Jack La Lanne. Representing another generation was Bill Phillips, the Colorado native who penned the mega-successful fitness book, Body-for-LIFE. As the two shared breakfast (eggs and fresh fruit) La Lanne, a quick-witted testament to the benefits of nutrition and exercise, summed up his perspective: “You don’t get old from calendar years,” he said, removing the yolk from one of his four hard-boiled eggs. “You get old from inactivity.”

USA WEEKEND: What would you tell a 50-year-old who is thinking of starting a regular exercise regimen?
LA LANNE: Get a physical. Then just start walking around the house. You can join a gym. There are a lot of good books and tapes, too.
PHILLIPS: Before even considering an exercise and nutrition program, I recommend that the person put on some swim trunks and have somebody take a photo of them. Then take a good look and ask yourself: Is this who I really am? If you don’t see yourself as that, you have the opportunity to change it. But you need to change your mindset.
LA LANNE: I tell people that the scales lie. You may have played basketball and weighed 175 pounds, with a 30-inch waist, back when you were in college. And you may still weigh 175 at 55. But you probably have a 35-inch waist and you’ve probably lost 30 or 40 pounds of muscle — and gained 30 or 40 pounds of fat. The tape measure doesn’t lie. Get that tape measure out and put it on your hips and your waist. Keep checking it. And keep exercising and cutting those calories down until that tape measure gets close to where you were in your prime.
PHILLIPS: Progress is made where progress is measured. People will set a New Year’s resolution: “I’m gonna get in shape this year.” But they don’t set a parameter for how they’re gonna measure it. Or if they do measure it, they wait until the first day of the next year. You’d never run a business that way. Document your progress.

USA WEEKEND: Should people who are 50 and over dive into the sort of workout program someone much younger would do?
PHILLIPS: Tufts is a leading university in research on strength training and muscle metabolism in people over 50, and they’ve shown that muscle cells strengthen in response to intense exercise — whether you’re 18 or 88. But the intensity is what’s lacking in most people’s workouts. And there are doctors who’ll give you the advice, “Well, don’t push it.”
LA LANNE: That’s ridiculous. What the hell do doctors know about exercise? Most of them know zero. You gotta push elderly people to failure like anybody else. Then the body responds.

USA WEEKEND: Lots of people start fitness routines. But how do you sustain it over a period of months, even years?

Bill Phillips (age 17) inspired by Jack LaLanne to start working out and lifting weights early in life.

Bill Phillips (age 17) inspired by Jack LaLanne to start working out and lifting weights early in life.

PHILLIPS: I’m a believer in routine. I like to see people work out at the same time each day.
LA LANNE: And make it quick. One of the reasons so many people fail is they get on this treadmill for an hour or an hour and a half. That’s totally unnecessary. If it’s cardiovascular, you don’t need more than 15 to 17 or 18 minutes if it’s vigorous.
PHILLIPS: We also talk about progress — not perfection — as one of the things that helps change the mindset. People feel so guilty about not exercising. Especially people over 50, who feel like they’ve gone a lifetime without taking care of themselves. Instead of aiming for perfection, you should try to celebrate the progress you’re making.

USA WEEKEND: What’s the biggest mistake people make when they decide to get into shape?
LA LANNE: Their goals are too high. You start out with an hour on the treadmill, then another hour of lifting — hell, in two weeks you’re not doing anything anymore. You gotta be reasonable.
PHILLIPS: Sometimes people — especially people over 40 — underestimate what they really are capable of. They believe they’re not capable of doing something great. I tell people who are over 40, “I don’t want your best. I want better than that. I want better than what you perceive your best is.”

USA WEEKEND: How do you guys feel about nutritional supplements?
LA LANNE: I was the first one to come out with a protein supplement, so I think they’re useful. I was also the first one to come out with the nutrition bars.
PHILLIPS: Some supplements work; some don’t. It can be faddish like diets. What about these people who say you should eliminate carbohydrates from your diet?
LA LANNE: No!
PHILLIPS: I agree. The brain’s preferred source of fuel is glucose/carbohydrates. And when you go on a low-carb/high-protein diet, your brain is using low-octane fuel. You’ll be a little groggy, a little grumpy.

USA WEEKEND: If somebody was gonna do only one exercise …
LA LANNE: Swimming. No doubt about it.
PHILLIPS: I’m always asking people to do something in their mind [first]. So if they’re gonna do one exercise, it would be to ask themselves what they want to change about themselves in the next 12 weeks. Once they solve that, the body will follow.
LA LANNE: You can’t separate the mind and body. It’s impossible.

USA WEEKEND: What should people do first thing in the morning?
LA LANNE: Count your blessings.
PHILLIPS: Plan what you’re gonna do that day and commit to it.

Science News: Build Muscle, Gain Energy Faster

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

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I’ve been using STRONGEVITY Rx since last year and I’m stronger now than I’ve been in a decade. And my doctor recently commented, after a thorough check-up, that I have the heart of a 25 year old.

When 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. 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.

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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 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 necessary 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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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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