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Biosignature

Many of you may have heard about a chap called Charles Poliquin. For those that haven’t, he is pretty much the world’s authority in the Strength & Conditioning world and he invented the Biosignature modulation.

Have a look here to learn more about him.

Biosignature modulation is a systematic approach to losing unwanted body fat in specific locations. The science behind BioSignature Modulation comes from skin fold data Charles Poliquin has gathered over the past 20 years and by comparing this data against blood, urine and saliva tests to determine client’s specific hormonal imbalances.

There are various body fat sites that can be quickly and accurately tested by a pair of quality skinfold calipers and a qualified technician.

These sites include the cheek, chin, pectoral region, triceps, umbilical, quadriceps, hamstrings and so on. There are 12 sites in total.

Measurements from each site are then compared to the triceps reading and this identifies which areas of the body have excessive levels of fat relative to the other 11 body fat sites.

Some people may have excessive fat in just one area, while others may have several problem areas. Most clients will already have a good idea of what their problem areas are and an experienced practitioner in Biosignature Modulation can often make an accurate visual determination of the problem, but the calipers are quick, easy and reliable.

Once the BioSignature sites are analyzed, the next step is to set out a specific protocol of diet, exercise and supplementation to resolve the problem.

Let’s say that after being tested, it’s discovered that there is an excessive amount of fat on the lower thighs (again, relative to the other major fat sites). This indicates that there is a problem with the estrogen levels.

If the problem area is the triceps, the issue is with the androgen levels.

If the problem area is the shoulder blades or hip, the problem is with your insulin levels.

After determining the cause of the fat, the next step is to make appropriate modifications in your diet and exercise prescription.

For the subscapular – shoulder blade- and suprailliac -hip-, controlling the blood sugar levels of the body with more frequent meals, reduced daily carbohydrate and low GI food choices is critical.

For lower abdominal fat, the key is reducing cortisol levels by restricting the consumption of caffeine and sugar.

For the glutes, it’s important to detoxify estrogen levels by consuming vegetables such as broccoli that have biochemicals that accomplish this important task.

The next step is supplementation.

To start with, a very good quality and potent multi vitamin is required.

Click here to learn about the brand we use personally and recommend to all our clients at Ultimate City Fitness. Once this area is covered, you can start to look at specifics.

For the fat on the back of your arms, herbal products such as licorice root, ginseng (which is most effective when taken 45 minutes before a meal), and rhodiola rosea might be prescribed.

Fish oil will control insulin and manage blood sugar. Top tip. Take 5 fish oil capsules straight after a high carb meal to reduce the insulin spike and to manage blood sugar levels. Biosignature

For the fat stored around the lower back, a supplement of guggul, coleus root and bladderwrack algae could be recommended; as it contains iodine which will strengthen the thyroid gland.

For the fat stored around the shoulder blades and hips, corosolic acid, alpha lipoic acid and fish oils may be prescribed to control insulin.

For fat storage on the thighs, indole-3- carbinol may be recommended. Think broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables like cabbage and kale.

The final step is determining an appropriate exercise regimen.

For example, for those with lower-body fat, spinning will likely do more harm than good. Don’t believe me? Read this to find out the truth about spinning.

Instead, a weight training protocol of high reps (10-15) and short rest intervals (about 30 seconds between sets) would be a much more effective choice.

If you can control or manipulate your hormones through  a combination of diet, training and effective supplementation, you will be well on the way to achieving your fat loss goals in the gym.

To learn more, contact Gavin. Email gav@ultimatecityfitness.com

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