Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Last Post

This will be the final post for this blog.

I have switched both of my blogs over to a more professional wordpress blog that can be viewed here

This blog will remain live as you can still access all of my past articles on videos.

Thankyou for reading my posts, I have enjoyed bringing them too you and I look forward to you joining me over at http://www.danielmunday.com!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Oprah Winfrey's Weight Loss Workouts: Where's the Update?

A few weeks ago you may remember my post on Oprah Winfrey's Fatal Fat Loss Flaws.

Well, I haven't heard much smoke from Oprah lately so I am wondering how she is going.

C'mon girl, give us an update!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bushfire Appeal Fatblast Session

Just got back from the Bushfire Appeal fundraising fatblast session.

Disappointing turnout to tell you the truth but we still raised $330 with another $200 pledged to be coming in.

So all in all over $500 raised for the Red Cross appeal which is great!

Thankyou to those who have donated!

Anyway, here is the circuit that we went through.

If you want to give this workout a try, please send me $20 to add to the tally. It'll be worth it.

Just contact me for details on how to get the $$$ to me.

Bodyweight Warm Up

Squats x 10
Deadlifts x 10
Hill Sprint, walk down recovery
repeat x 3

Tube Rows while partner performs 50 skips on skipping rope
repeat x 3

Side Plank x 30secs each side
Elbow Touches x 50
Floor Trunk Extensions x 50

Step Ups x 10 each leg
repeat x 3

Medicine Ball Push Ups x 10
Squat Jumps x 10
repeat x 3

Chin Ups or Recline Rows x 10
repeat x 3 with rest in between


45 mins of a tough fatblast workout.

If you like this weight loss workout you will love the Aussie Fatblast Success System.

Short, interval training driven circuits that give you the fat loss results that you deserve.

Don't give me the excuse that you don't have time!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spot Reduction: Is It Fact Or Fiction?

Hands up every girl who has ever wished that they could just burn the fat off their butt or get rid of their flabby arms or bat wings?

Or how about the guys that just want to lose their belly fat and get rid of the beer belly once and for all?

Surely at one stage or another most people have thought something similar, or at least know of someone who has.

So, what is the deal with spot reduction? Is it actually possible or is it just another wish for the fat loss fairy to make come true?

Surprisingly, the answer is not as clear cut as some people may have thought. The old school of thought was that spot reduction was just a myth and not possible. That makes sense when you think about it right? Surely it is impossible to just lose body fat from one single part of the body. I mean how does the body know to just burn the fat from your flabby arms?

That’s what I used to think. Now I realise the picture isn’t as clear cut as most people would try and have you believe.

Australian research that was conducted in 2007 at the University of New South Wales showed that it was possible to fat from one area more so than others. Women who undertook a 20 minute interval training driven workout on an exercise bike, three times a week, lost three times as much body fat than those who just did steady state aerobic training for 40 minutes. The women also lost most fat from their hips and thighs. Interesting reading don’t you think?

The important thing is to take this information with caution. It does not give you the green light to go out and buy one of those dodgy pieces of equipment that you see on any infomercial that promises you the six pack abs and tight body that you have always wanted just from five minutes a day on some silly abs machine. Read the small print on these ads and you are guaranteed to find in very small print at the end of the ad the words “when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program” or words that are similar.

My theory behind spot reduction is your problem areas will have more fat to burn than other areas so you are more likely to burn more fat off that certain part, like your thighs or hips.

One Fitness Professional who has cracked the spot reduction code is Canadian Women’s Body Part Specialist Rylan Duggan. Rylan’s Go Sleeveless program has different programs that are targeted towards all of the parts that trouble women the most. Whether that is the love handle eliminator, thunder thigh eliminator, sexy and sculpted arms or even the toning accelerator, there is a specialist workout for them all.

I wholeheartedly endorse Rylan’s approach as he takes the spot reduction topic from another angle, meaning greater fat loss results and no more flabby arms or thunder thighs.

You can find the Go Sleeveless program by clicking on this link right here.

Rylan is offering a special 3 day re-launch sale where he has added bonuses, including those mentioned above for this very short period. They will be taken down after midnight on Wednesday February 18 (PST) and go back to their cover prices.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fatblast Fundraising Training Session for Bushfire Relief

By now I am sure you are well aware of the magnitude of the devastation in Victoria.

Well, I like most of you I am sure, want to do my bit for those doing it tough right now so here is what I am going to be doing.

Next wednesday, February 18 I'll be running a session at Observatory Hill with a $20 entry fee.

All money raised will be going to the Red Cross relief fund.

You can get the benefit of another DPM Performance fatblast training session in your weekly calendar, or if you have been out of the loop for a while, get re-introduced to the workout.

My goal is to raise at least $500 through this and I will kick off the fund by donating $100 of my own money towards this total.

However, deep down, I really think we can get the $1K mark and this is how we can do it.

For any of you that own businesses, here is your chance to do your community service bit.

If you match my $100 donation, I'll mention you in the Press Release that I will be
sending out later this afternoon - so you need to act fast - as being one of the contributors already on board supporting the worthy cause.

I will be doing both paid and free Press Releases online at my own expense to publicise this.

I will be challenging other trainers to do the same thing in their area and with their clients.

So you get the good karma and of course, good SEO ranking of your business name through having your business mentioned on PR sites that have a high page rank.


WHEN: Wednesday February 18

TIME: 1:15pm - 2pm

WHERE: Observatory Hill in the rocks

SESSION TYPE: circuit style. Kettlebells, bodyweight, intervals

- $20 or greater in cash for donation to the red cross bushfire relief fund
- water
- your mat if you want to use one

RSVP: essential so i know numbers. Simply email daniel(@)dpmperformance.com.au to register your attendance.

If you cannot make it and would still like to contribute, please let me know and we can arrange to add your donation to the fund.

I look forward to having you on board!

Just a reminder, please email me if you are in to confirm your spot. I will need to know numbers!

Please tell you friends about this too. The more the merrier.

Let's send some much needed money the way of the victims of this terrible event.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

First Ever DPM Performance Member of the Month

Starting this month I have decided to implement a new reward program to recognise the hard work that so many of you have been putting in for so long.

There will be a new winner each month and each winner will receive a $50 Sanity gift voucher that can be used at any Sanity, HMV or Virgin Megastore.

Just my way of saying thankyou for being part of the DPM Performance way of life.

What do you have to do to be in contention?

Firt of all you must be currently training with me but that is an obvious one right?

I am looking not just for those who are losing body fat, that will help though,but for those who have made a noticeable mindshift which has them on track for success to someone who just turns up week after week, month after month, year after year without missing sessions or making excuses.

So, who's the first winner?

February's winner is Farnaz Farhadi - congrats Farnaz!

Farnaz has been training since 2007 and attends the Botany Boxing sessions on Monday and Wednesday and also the Saturday morning sessions at Observatory Hill.

The reason that Farnaz has won is over the last few months I have noticed a visible shift in Farnaz.

Rather than giving up easily or taking a short cut which may have happened in the past, she has really stepped up a notch and is even the first one to get started and get the job done. There is no complaining about certain hard exercises, she just makes it happen.

Her boxing power has gone through the roof. Now I know not to get her angry! She has a punch on her that I haven't seen before.

Her fitness has also gone through the roof since she first started training.

So congratulations Farnaz, enjoy your gift voucher.

I asked Farnaz a few questions about her training and here is what she had to say.

1) What is your favourite training exercise?

My Favourite has to be Boxing...

2) What is your least favourite training exercise?

when i first started I would have said most exercises but now I really cannot think of anything...I even request some running which is very unusual for me.

3) What motivates you to continue to train month after month, year after year?

Seeing results, and also how much fun it is.

4) What's your best workout tip for someone?

Keep focusing on how good I feel after a session, and I try not to take a very long break (ie a few weeks off), if you are in a routine then it's easier to stick to it.

Thanks Farnaz, great suggestions that everyone can relate to I am sure.

Stay tuned for the March winner. Could it be you?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Leave Some Dents

First of all, I want to express my sympathies for those who have lost their lives, their families and their homes during those terrible bushfires in Victoria.

108 lives and still counting lost in one weekend is terrible. It just keeps on getting worse every time you turn on the news.

I am currently reading Johan Bruyneel's book "We Might As Well Win". For those who don't know of Johan, he is Lance Armstrong's coach and team leader. He is the brains trust behind Lance's seven Tour de France wins.

The book is a great read even though I'm less than 100 pages into it. If you're a cycling fan you'll love the inside knowledge behind Lance and the tour.

One thing I did not know about Johan was that his Dad passed away at 53 from a massive heart attack, just like mine. 2 weeks after that Johan was riding in his first Tour de France as a tribute to his Dad and even won a stage and dedicated it to him.

So far the biggest thing that sticks out for me is one of his chapters "Leave Some Dents".

Basically that is Johan's way of saying that you need to make your impact on life while you are here.

You don't know when it's going to be taken from you, much like those caught in the fires on the weekend.

Leaving dents means making your mark.

Leaving dents means you might brush some people up the wrong way some of the time. That's life. Get on with it.

What can you do to leave your mark.

I'm leaving my dent by producing fat loss for busy professionals.

I'd love to hear your answer in the comments below.