Saturday, 21 September 2013

The Big Lie. More Boot Camp Secrets...

The Big Lie.

Do you know the absolute BEST way to GAIN weight?
Not eating. Does that come as a surprise? Fasting for extended periods of time actually slows your metabolism (your body’s rate of calorie burning). Add to that the fact that you will lose muscle and energy by not supplying your body with proper nutrients. Instead of not eating at all try just eating less! Going long periods without eating will actually make fat increase. All my Toronto boot camp members follow this and see results.
Ever hear the term skinny fat? Flabby lose skin with no tone. Yes they are light on the scale but carry around too much extra body fat relative to their weight and height. Ever see those people who are thin, frail and have no muscle tone, but are skinny?
With out proper amounts of protein and nutrition the body goes into survival mode and actually clings on to body fat for dear life. However, since your body still needs energy; the process of anabolic catabolism (the break down of muscle) begins. The lean muscle tissue is broken down and converted into energy the body can use.
The result effect leaves your body low in lean healthy muscle tissue and high in unsightly body fat.
So instead of going long period without eating; try eating more often at least every 2-3 hours smaller portions of nutritious food. This is why those extreme body builders who eat hoards of calories have such a low body fat. They eat often!
I'm not saying to eat extra tons of food, but what I mean is spread out your daily calorie target out over the day and divide into several meals. Instead of one big breakfast and dinner, take that same amount of food and divide it into smaller meals. Around 5 to 6 meals is much more effective.
If you are not sure what you daily calorie target is there are plenty of calorie counters or online apps that free. One I like to use is called Myfitnesspal
This is what I tell my members in boot camp all the time, and they all see results when they make this shift. If you would like to know more or as me questions. Check me out at

Talk to you later,


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Water hydration in boot camp and intense exercise

Day in and day out I ask my campers at Gordys Boot Camp Toronto Daily, if they had their 8 glasses of water a day. The answer is always is muffled kinda..ya..umm..maybe. I get the rolled eyes and 'yes father' whatever teenage smirk everytime. There is good reason I pound it into their head daily and they thank me later always of course. You will to here is why..
More than half of the adult human body is made of water. So it goes without saying that water is an essential part of life and health. When your body loses more fluid than it takes in, you’re in danger of dehydration. (By the way if you like this article you can find a ton more
fat loss articles to help you  at my web site)
Without a balance of fluids, your body parts can’t perform their normal functions. Minor dehydration can be easily remedied by drinking additional fluids, but severe dehydration is a dangerous condition that requires emergency medical attention.
All day long, your body loses fluid through sweat, vapor in your breath, urine, and stool. And all day long, you replenish lost fluid by drinking and eating. There are times, however, when fluid is lost at a faster rate than you can replenish. These include bouts of diarrhea or vomiting, sweating during hot weather or strenuous exercise, or during a fever. Anyone at any age can get dehydrated, but kids, the elderly, and those chronically ill are at increased risk.
What are the warning signs of dehydration and how can you keep yourself and your family adequately hydrated when at risk?
It is chronic water shortage in the body that causes most diseases of the human body.
Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj

Mild to Moderate

You’re out cycling on a hot, humid day. The first clue that you could be getting low on fluids is thirst. Your mouth feels parched and sticky and you feel thirsty. Additional signs of dehydration include sluggishness, headache, and dizziness. As time goes by, you may notice you haven’t used the bathroom in a while. When you do, your urine is not a healthy, pale yellow color.
These are all signs of mild to moderate dehydration. If you’re a healthy adult, you’re still in the safe zone, but you should take these signs seriously. Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water or sports drinks to replenish lost fluids. Call your doctor if these symptoms are noticed in a child or older adult.

Severe Danger Zone

When you’ve gone too long without adequate fluids or you just can’t keep fluids down, your body can reach the point of severe dehydration. If this happens, it’s time to get emergency help. Perhaps you have been sick with vomiting or have had a high fever for several days. Regardless of the cause, watch for these warning signs: extreme thirst; dry mouth, eyes, nose, and skin; no sweat or tears when crying; little to no urine output and if there is, it’s dark yellow; skin loses elasticity; blood pressure may be low; breathing may be fast; heart palpitations; fever; a sunken soft spot on a baby’s head; confusion or loss of consciousness.
If you notice any of the above signs of severe dehydration, get to your local emergency department as quickly as possible.

Drink, Drink, Drink

The best way to fend off dehydration is to drink it away. If you’ll be out in the heat, in high altitudes, or doing strenuous exercise, drink plenty of fluids before, during, and after your activity to replace the fluid you lose through sweating. You should also avoid drinking much alcohol, as it increases your loss of fluid and decreases your ability to detect signs of dehydration.
In the event you’re sick or suffering a fever, remember that your body will be losing more fluids than usual. Therefore, begin sipping on water, sports drinks, or Pedialyte at the first sign of sickness. Start with tiny amounts of fluid, and as time passes, if the fluid stays down, slowly increase the amount of fluid. Another alternative is to suck on popsicles or ice chips. However, be careful to avoid sodas, milk, coffee, alcohol, or fruit juices, as these may actually worsen the problem. Finally, keep cool and take action if the signs of dehydration don’t pass or grow worse over time.
So if you want to know more about hydration , contact me, or learn more great tips then visit my home site. At Gordy's Boot Camp in Toronto, I am helping people just like you live a healthy fit life every day!
Regards. Rob

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto Testimonials

Testimonials of members at Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto. Learn more here...

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Sucess Story- Case Study:

My name is Neil Applebaum. I'm just a average guy that found a program that works...Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto! I've trained at other private gyms, commercial health clubs, and tried all the mainstream diets like Dc Bernstein and Weight Watchers with NO long-term results!

A couple years ago, I was overweight, unhappy, depressed, suffered from first stage of osteoporosis and not proud of the way I was living and looked. I weighed 210 pounds and was 47% body fat! My waist size was 45inches. I had high blood pressure, was tired all the time, and was at high risk for a heart attack or worse!

Rob is an incredible trainer and helped change my total way of life!
Boot camp was different! He really cares and wants you to succeed, not just  to reach your short-term goals, but for a total mental  health and fitness transformation, and a way of life!
He helped me with a nutritional plan which consisted of some loose
guidelines right out of Health Canada and with training only the three
days a week, and I lost over 30 pounds in and 5-6 inches off my waist!..

By 2013 I weighed in at 170 pounds and was only 23% body fat!
That totals 24% of pure fat that I lost.My osteoporosis is reversed
and non-existent, My depression is gone and energy levels are high!

Learn more about Rob Gordy's Boot Camp Toronto here.