“Hey! What’s going on? So today I’m going to go over a simple workout routine that you can do in about 10 or 15 minutes that will give you an awesome workout and it will help with cardiovascular and aerobic capacity as well as upper body strength so the way that it goes, it’s going to be 5 repetitions of 3 sets and it’s going to be what’s called speed, endurance with running so you’re gonna find 50 yard space and you’re going to start off at one end and sprint 50 yards building up the speed so you’re going to start off fairly slow and towards the end you’re going to explode as fast as you can for the last 10 yards and then you jog back and then you repeat 5 reps. And then in between, you’re gonna be doing 10-15 reps of pushups, feel free to push yourself up to 20 reps. This really depends on where you are at your fitness level and you’re going to be doing that 3 sets. So I’m going to demo how you’re going to do one of the sprints and then the push ups.
Alright, so I’m going to show you 1 rep of the sprints. You’re gonna do 5 reps of that and then going to the pushups. Alright, so here is my starting spot going to get in position, slowly start off and then speed up and then jog back to the starting spot and then repeat that for 5 reps and then in between we’re going to be doing pushups where you do a toe touch each time so faster movements okay depending where you are at your fitness level 10, 15, 20 reps as many as you can do of those push ups with good form. Do 1 set, rest about a minute and then repeat for 3 total sets.
Alright so there you go, there’s your workout for thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy… have a great one and I’ll see you on the other side!”
-5 Reps or 50 Yard Sprints
-10-20 Reps of Toe Touching Push Ups
-Minute rest in between sets
“Hey! What’s going on? It’s Ian Hart here at EarthFIT and today I’m going to just go give you a little tour of the sauna and then give a pointers on keeping it clean, how you want to handle the sauna, how you want to use it, how it’s powerful for detox and then I’m actually going to jump in the sauna for about an hour today myself, and I’ve been building up to an hour. The first day I did about half hour, 35 minutes, I did 45 minutes the next one, and then I’ve build up to it. And then I’m going to be doing a specific detox after that.
So here is the sauna, it’s a 4 person sauna as you can see it has a stereo system. Right now it’s on clear glass, we’re going to be getting some dividers here so people won’t be looking out at the gym because right now this is open to the gym.
And so there’s a few things for the sauna. You want to be extremely hydrated, you do want to progress to longer term. The power is in the sweating so when you’re sweating we know that the toxins are coming out from the sweat. This is proven through research that the sweat you do in your training is helpful but in the sauna the toxins increases by a large percentage like 80-90% more.
This is most powerful after a training so if you do a training you want to go into a sauna, you continue to sweat you’ll get more toxins out. In the training it uses your cardiovascular system so it gets the toxins circulating and now there’s two ways that the toxins get out your body – through your intestinal tract, and through the sweat. And so we do the sweating and then I always recommend if you’re not doing the actual detox which includes supplements that you take bentonite clay, bentonite clay binds with the toxins in your gut and carries them out. You can also use activated charcoal but activated charcoals are a little bit harsh on the body, it does absorbs a lot of toxins and the minerals in your body as well which is not that beneficial but it can be beneficial if you have like serious toxins in the body. They use it at the emergency room if you overdose on you know drugs, alcohol etc. to absorb the toxins.
So once you go into the sauna you want to make sure you’re not overheating so you should be extremely hydrated and you should hydrate while you are in there. You’re going to start pouring sweat, you want to grab a few towels and be continuously wiping the sweat down. Sometimes it gets annoying because you’re like you’re really sweating in here non stop like you wipe on place and then where you wiped 2 seconds later you’re sweating again. But, because there’s toxins and the sweat you don’t want to get it re-absorbed so you want to wipe it and get it absorbed in the towel about 15-20 minutes in the towel I’m using and I don’t really sweat that much like compared to some other people, it’s pretty much soaking wet so you want to have 3 or 4 towels ready if you’re going to go in for an hour. If you hit a point where you feel extremely fatigue and tired from it, you can just step out or open up the door if it’s just you by yourself. You can just step out for 2 seconds if you’re in there with other people who want to keep it hot there’s a timer. We want to set the timer… and actually I’m going to set the timer it’s about to go out as I step in here so I’m going to go up 60 minutes. And then if the door is open like it is right now it’s going to go down in temperature quite a bit, it’s a 117 degrees in there. As soon as I close the door it’s going to start to go up in temperature. It’s set at its highest possible degree right now which is 158 degrees. I’ve noticed that at set with 158, it goes up to about 145-146 it never really gets up to 158. I haven’t seen that yet.
And when you’re done, you ‘re gonna be sweating and dripping sweat all over there inside and so it’s very important that we keep it clean. Again, these are toxins coming out of you. So we have a bucket here to wash down and we’re going to be getting… we have a mop that’s going to be attached, not a mop but a scrub brush. We would sweat it down in the bucket and take it inside and scrub down completely the area that you have been sitting in that’s wet with the sweat. And then we scrub it down and then we wipe it down again with a dry towel just to take up all the toxins and then we will be cleaning it once a week – a full cleaning.
The other thing that is very important to know is that after your session in the sauna, you want to take a cold shower for few reasons; This will cool your core temperature, it will wash off the toxins and sweat in the body. You don’t want to keep that on you for a long time and it helps your immune system, and actually stimulates your immune system so it helps your lymphatic system drain out some of the toxins again and then if you’re drinking a big glass of bentonite clay… let me show you what I have right now. These are my water supply for the session. I’ve already drank about 8 cups of water so I have another 4 cups of water here and another 2 and a half here. This is bentonite clay, I’m going to drink this after my session or maybe a little bit during it to absorb more of the toxins.
So for people who are going to be going in the sauna at EarthFIT, you must watch the video. We’re giving 4 free sessions away to everybody at EarthFIT who is currently a client with us and 4 half hour sessions to use so you can try it out, see if you like it, see if you feel the benefits and this video you must watch it first so you understand everything. Now, the next step after this is we’re going to be having a powerful detox. It’s one of the best detox you can do bar none; this is research for over 60 years. There’s not many places in the US where you can actually do it because it’s very entailed process but I will be taking people through this to help cleanse the toxins that have been accumulated over their whole entire life. And so when this occurs, there’s massive changes on the energetic level, mental level. I’m taking them to the next step and actually help people heal, and recover from you know things that they didn’t even really realize were there. You’ll see radiation come out of your body. For example, when you take some of the supplements and go into the sauna you’ll see sunburns come out of the body, you’ll see places where you’ve been injected with anaesthesia or… where they put anaesthesia in your body and even things like if you’re in a korean pool for large part of your life which I was as a kid, chlorine come out, numerous other things that I can tell you about. They’ve used this on people who are 911 victims who inhaled all the chemicals, people who have gulf war syndrome and other people who are exposed to harmful toxins to help them release those toxins. Alright, and they’ve seen these symptoms disappear as soon as the toxins release and you can actually see it on the towel. So this is the benefits of the sauna, as well as how to go about using the sauna for the best benefit and the best health effects. Have a good day!”
Tom went from walking with a CANE to SWINGING a 62lb kettle bell and doing 135lb deadlift.
He lost 35 lbs and 5 inches on his waist. You can read his testimonial below.
“I never thought I’d be racing, auto racing again and I know Ian promised me that we’ll see where we can go and we’ll get you better than you were. I didn’t know I would get that far, and people are amazed. I’ve got friends from before I had all the surgeries and they’re just amazed that I’m now able to do all that.
I talk to people; I would definitely recommend no matter where they are because if you’re not happy with where you are you’ve got nothing to lose, and the main thing is you just got to don’t give up, you just got to try.
Well, before EarthFIT, I’ve gone through a number of operations, knees and I had some back issues. So, what I do because of the back issues, and even after going through therapy, I was no longer able to work on cars. I had to give up auto racing which I really like, and I like walking. I couldn’t walk more than about a quarter of a mile. Before, I used a cane. In fact, I had to use a cane a lot at work for my knees. So I went to Ian in March of 2013 and told him, “well, I’ll try anything,” and we just started with the basic stretches. I wasn’t really able to lift weights at that point and now at this point I’ve been racing cars for the last 2 years, I can work on cars, I can also, you know, lift up wheels and tires, I can do 135lbs on the deadlift. I’ve gone from my 38 waist to a 33 waist, and I’ve gone from a 207 lbs to a 172 lbs and maintaining that weight now. I’m just trying to stay in shape and working out so I’m extremely happy with what Ian’s done for me at EarthFIT.
I was skeptical at first when I talked to Ian. I’ve been through some therapy up north when I was up there, and they just did stretches and stuff and they really were not able to do much for me so I was skeptical, but again, willing to try anything and I was impressed when I looked at a video on the back issues so it helped the fact that Ian had gone through some of the issues I had with the back, and so it worked. I’m extremely happy.
I’ve lost from 207 to 172, so 35lbs I lost, but more importantly at least from me is I lost 5 inches off the waist. This biggest impact is the fact I’m now like to stay active. I’m not really a TV person or I don’t like to sit around. I like to be active whether, you know, going to the race track, going to car shows, or just walking. I really enjoy just going for nice long walks and I’m able to do all that. It’s fine. I’m tired at the end of the day but that’s a good thing.”
“Today I’m going to go over with you the concept of supercompensation. When we do an assessment on someone we test their base level of fitness. The base level could be exactly where they are at today and then we go over to where we want to take them. So the end game helps create the program for us but supercompensation happens for everybody who’s training, and if you move outside of this model, your results are going to be diminished.
So, let me explain how the process works. If I test someone’s base level of fitness while I’m testing them or while they are working out, they are actually fatiguing the body. They’re breaking down the muscle; they are actually losing glycogen, ATP in the muscle. Calcium helps contract the muscle and the magnesium relaxes the muscle, they’re losing minerals, your nervous system’s getting fatigue, your immune system actually goes down slightly right? but this is also benefit because when you build back the body your immune system gets stronger. So while you’re working out you are actually fatiguing the body.
Okay, so your base level is right here (please see the video). Now you’re fatiguing the body; the changes occur when you go home, you eat, sleep and drink water right? I did a video on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness; you might have some muscle soreness. So the changes occur when you go home, you eat, sleep and drink water. Now your body has an amazing ability to adapt to whatever stress is being put on and it recovers at a better state. It is what’s called Supercompensation.You have to train in that period again in a progressive, scientific way to see results. If not, you are gonna end up back down here and won’t get the results. So, for an example, running one day a week and swimming one day a week you are not gonna get better at either. Initially, if you have not been doing anything you might see a little bit of results, but you’re not going to really see any strides in that type of training scenario. So, it’s got to be a progressive, scientific way to get you to the next level of whatever are your goals.
So, 2x a week is typically a better minimum to see results. 3x a week you see about 33% more results, right? Because you are training 1/3 of the time more. 4x a week you see about 25% more results and this depends on the training program. A good training program, you can really maximize results; bad training program who knows where it’s going to take you. Now, if you train too much, too hard, too often, you can go into overtraining. The chances that I’ve seen of that happening in the general population is very slim to none so I don’t think you’re at a, you know, risk of that for the most part, but it does happen.
So, supercompensation: we fatigue the body, we put stress on the body then the body recovers, and it recovers at a better state in preparation for that next level of stress, which that stress should be within a threshold that your body can handle for safety reasons, for not going into overtraining or pushing too hard or exerting, because if you do push too hard, too much you can cause yourself to get sick if it lowers the immune system, and then intaking the right nutrients so that you build your body back up. This is why a protein and good simple carbs after training helps the process of repairing, etc. So simple model supercompensation you want to make sure you have a training program that can take you in progressive steps to get you to burn fat, gain lean muscle and feel good, which is typically what everybody is looking for the most part. There you have it. I hope this helps. Have a great day! Ian Hart with EarthFIT training.”
“Hey! What’s up? Today I wanted to speak to you specifically about Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (Also known as DOMS). This is when your body becomes sore after training.
So typically, the first time that you train your Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is going to be the most severe because the training is like a shock to the body. It is moving outside of homeostasis, there are small microtraumas that happen to the muscles and the body is not prepared for what is occurring.
The good news is that this process is what makes you stronger, gain more lean muscle, and have better brain, mind-body connection. So DOMS typically occurs 24-48 hours after training. It can happen much faster, it can last much longer, but that’s the typical range.
I’ve had soreness that’s lasted meweeks before because I over did something, you know, way way too much. And I’ve also had it hit me real fast and there’s reasons to that, as well, because that’s going to be the next thing I’m talking about, which is nutrition and that’s like if we went to a whole… I could do a totally different video just on nutrition for this, but I’m just going to cover the basics. The more water you have in your body, the more cells you have in the body, the more balanced the cell is with nutrients, minerals, etc. the less soreness you’ll have, and the faster you’ll get nutrients in right after training. You have about a 45 metabolic window of time to get you know good lean protein in with a little mix of carbs so the carbs helps transport the protein to the muscles and helps the repairing process. If you don’t have a lot of water in your body, you don’t get the nutrients you need, you don’t have the nutrients before you train, your soreness will go up. Think of it like, again, not having oil in the car, right? so rusty muscles going against each other. So, the more water you have way before your training the better, the more water you intake after, the better. Your recovery will be much better.
The eccentric phase of the movement is when the soreness occurs, that’s what creates the soreness. So when you go down on the squat, that is the eccentric phase. Right, when you’re walking down the stairs this is something that typically happens: people say, “Oh my calves are sore, it must have been from walking up all the stairs.” Well, actually, it’s from walking down the stairs because as you step your calf has to decelerate the movement and that’s the eccentric motion which creates the soreness. So, anytime you’re doing the eccentric motion, that’s where the DOMS comes from. It’s also where most injuries occur in exercise. So, starting out, you always want to go slow in control movement pattern so you reinforce the proper movement, the connection from the brain to the muscles, etc..
Now we’re gonna move on to the recovery portion. How do I recover faster from DOMS. Well you can increase the rate of recovery. Nutrition we already spoke about so the more water you have inside you before you train and after the better, so after training keep drinking more water but light activity will help increase the process; getting more blood flow, nutrients and oxygen so your blood flows and circulates, right? that’s one of the main reasons for the cardiovascular system is to circulate the blood and clear out trash. So what you can do is something like light jogging, light stretching, or even going into a sauna and then coming out and doing light stretching. This will help flush out some of the trash, the lactic acid that has been built up. It will help get more blood flow, more oxygen and nutrients to the area that has the microtrauma and this is how the repairing process begins. And this is true for injuries like real actual injuries like a bad sprain ankle, right? People say like lifted elevated, don’t move it. It’s actually good to get your heart rate up and get the blood flow circulate through the foot not necessarily using that foot that you injured, right? so I want to make that clear you wouldn’t be walking on the foot you injured but doing others stuff like upper body or maybe the other leg on a bike will get your heart pumping the blood and flowing to help repair that injured area. So it’s the same for muscle soreness.
One of the best parts about training is if you are training and then you get injured or you go into surgery or something like that, your recovery process is about 50% better or faster because you’ve been training and you’ve put that stress on the body. Your body knows how to repair itself faster so when you get an injury or have to go for surgery, it’s much easier and better to recover. So we went over that more oxygen and blood flow you can get to the body by doing things like hot showers, going into the sauna, doing light cardio, some light stretching will help the recovery process and if you’ve seen our video on supercompensation that is specific wher,e you know, you’re going to training your body actually fatigues while training and then you recover and your body recovers at a better state, and then you can train a little bit harder and typically the soreness should go down if you’re adapting the body properly: not too intense, not too fast, not doing things too soon.
Alright, this is Ian Hart. I hope this help. Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is typically happening if you’re training especially the first time and now you know why, now you know what to do how to recover. I hope this helps. Have a great day!”
“Hey! What’s up? So I wanted to go over with you something extremely important. I’ve already probably mentioned it to you if you came in for the assessment but I want to do a video about it because it is so important for your results, for your safety and for your health. And that is what we’re here for.
So, what is it? Well we’re talking about the warm up, right? The warm up is an injury prevention. So that’s the no. 1 thing that all of these things I am listing here are going to be about, right? So, it’s an I feel safe preparation type thing, that’s what we’re doing. So I’m just gonna go down a list of the benefits of the warm up.
(1) Psychological and Mental Preparation
When you’re warming up you’re getting yourself ready, you’re getting your body and your mind ready for the training. Remember we say like 80% of everything or you hear that said 80% of everything is mental right? Well, that’s true! Training is mental. The preparation for training is even bigger and better than you can even imagine. You will get 10x the result, you’ll feel much better when you do the warm up and the proper warm up. And what is a proper warm up? Well, I’ll get into that.
It (2) Increases your Core Temperature and your Heart Rate so that means you’re getting more oxygen to the body, more blood flow to the muscles, the muscles will work better, you’ll get better results, and you’ll be safer in the training.
It also (3) Increases Proprioception. Proprioception is an awareness in space. It allows us to touch our finger to our nose, so when we’re out there doing movements, we’re gonna do better movements, more masterful movements and then you’re gonna activate the muscles more and better to get more results.
(4) Activates the Nervous System
The nervous system works by you sending info from your brain. You’re firing electrical impulses and information to your extremities to get them to move. The more information you send, the more muscle fibers you activate through the motor units. The motor units recruit your muscle fibers and then you get more out of the training. Again, all of these leads back to getting more results, being safer.
It (5) Activates Synovial Fluid to lubricate the joints like oiling up your joints. So if you just jump right into workouts all the time, that’s a lot more force going on to the joints without the lubrication, so think about it as driving a rusty car all the time without oil. You’re going to break down a lot faster, a lot sooner so and this is another reason why water intake is extremely important right? That’s another separate video aside from this but it’s in combination everything works together. So we want to activate synovial fluid to get the joints more lubricated and ready to move which will help up us. (I’m gonna jump to no. (7) Increase in our Strength, Mobility, Flexibility and Endurance.
And jumping back to no. (6) It’s going to Encode the Proper Form and Technique when you move back into the training area. So say, you do your warm up and then you’re going to the training area, your muscles are activated you’re mentally, psychologically prepped , your blood flow is going, your heart rate is up. Now, you’re gonna burn more calories, you’re gonna burn more carbs which is our prefered source, the body’s prefered source of energy, you burn the carbs in the warm up and then you’ll burn more fat in training. And that’s what we’re here for. Burning fat, gaining lean muscle and feeling better right? It also helps detoxify the body.
So, what’s the best way to warm up? Well, the warm up ideally would be about 20 minutes long. If you’re just starting out, that’s maybe too much for you to handle. So 5-10 minutes minimum is what we want and we have a few different options. We have a you know our actual warm up video or you can go around jogging, that will get your heart rate up. It’s a good way to meditate, psychologically prepare or you can use the cardio equipment which is always the last thing I recommend for people because I want the people to move kind of in the range of motion that they will be moving when they get into the training which is kind of squat patterns, pressing, arm movements right? This is why mobility drills and warm up drills are extremely important.
Ok, so just a recap when we do the mobility, activation or warm up drills, it’s going to activate the nervous system, get more synovial fluid to your joints, it’s gonna increase your heart rate and blood flow to the working muscles, it’s gonna psychologically prepare you for the training and you’re going to increase your strength, endurance, mobility, flexibility, stability, you’ll have more proprioception and awareness of where you are in space so you won’t trip, fall over, you will feel safer in general. Therefore, we keep you safe, you have less injuries, less joint aches and pains, and more results. That’s why the warm up is so important. I hope this video help. Have a great day!”
“We are not only responsible for our actions, we are also responsible for our INACTIONS that are keeping us small and affecting our energy levels. The action many people neglect, the one that is affecting their health, is letting go, forgiving, or saying “I’m sorry” for harms committed to ourselves or someone else.
If we only knew the real price we were paying in our lives – and in our bodies – for holding on to the past, we would forgive instantly. If only we felt the instant physical pain of not forgiving, we would let go of the past instantly. Not forgiving is like holding onto a burning hot coal; the only difference is you will not feel the immediate physical pain of the burn. Instead, you experience a slow burn of emotional pain, unhappiness, un-fulfillment, and a lower quality of life. When you hold onto a grudge, you don’t feel the pain like you would if your big brother were twisting your arm until you say “uncle.” Some people say “uncle” to life when all they really needed to do is say, “ I am sorry” or “I forgive you.”
The worst thing about not letting go is that most people will never connect the dots as to why their life is dismal and always in friction. So I am here to tell you: If you have a resentment . . . let it go. If you are holding onto a grudge . . . let it go. If you are angry at someone . . . let it go. If you harmed someone . . . say you are sorry. If you are attached to your ego . . . let it go. If you are attached to an outcome . . . let it go. If you feel someone has wronged you, forgive them, no matter how big or small the harm was, especially if it was yourself.
If you do not take action to fully forgive and be forgiven, then you miss living life at its fullest. True success, abundance, freedom, optimal health and the ability to thrive will be forever elusive. Not letting go means holding onto something that is not even happening; it is not in the now, and the only thing that matters is RIGHT NOW! Your “NOW” is dramatically affected by not letting go of anger and resentments or lower frequency feelings from the past. This is proven through science. Grudges and resentments keep people in mental and energetic prisons and they will never feel free unless they liberate themselves by letting go. Would you not want to be forgiven if you did something wrong? When you forgive and let go completely, your brain, heart and body will thank you for it in the form of less stress, clearer thinking, fewer aches and pains, reduction in illnesses, more clarity, better income and much, much more. Who doesn’t want to feel liberated and free so you can ascend to higher energetic level and health, feeling, being and consciousness? This is where true meaning and happiness live.”
“Hey! What’s up? It’s Ian Hart here. I’m here at my fitness studio and I had a quick thought that I think can help you if you’re dealing with back pain. And so that being: how you walk.
Okay, a lot of times the way you walk can either cause back pain or relieve back pain and so there’s one tip that I think a lot of people can use right now. And that is when you walk, you’re suppose to swing your arms, alright. If you notice that your walking without swinging your arms you’re putting a lot of torque and tension in your lower back and it’s causing damage. Now if you swing your arms you’re dissipating the force and letting your body flow freely. And what happens is, when people have back pain they actually tighten up and they let fear get into the mind so they tense up their whole body and they stop moving their arms and their shoulders and they walk, you know, in this position like this (please see the video) and this is actually causing more pain than if they just walk freely. Alright?
So you’ll notice when you swing your arms with your body nice and fluidly, it feels great. Just in general just go nice swing, you’re actually, your whole physiology will change and this goes, you know, you’re changing your nervous system when you let your body flow freely and walk. This is true for posture too, you know we know that if you sit up straight you get your spine in alignment, information sent from the brain down to the spine faster, automatically your whole physiology change. You feel better about yourself and you feel better about the world around you just by increasing your posture, increasing your breathing and all those things because that’s the way the body’s designed. It wasn’t designed to be hunched over alright. So as soon as you’re hunched over or you walk with your arms tightened up and you’re not moving, these little things can transform the body dramatically. Alright, so when you walk, walk with your arms swinging nice and fluidly, it dissipates force so you don’t put torque and more compression in your back leading to more microtrauma which will cause more pain. Alright, I hope this helps. Walk with your arms swinging. Ian Hart with MyBackPainCoach.com, BackPainRelief4Life.com have a great day!”