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Who Said That?…...

The following are random quotes (Yes, they happen to be ones I particularly like), some are more recognizable then others.  See how many you can correctly match with the individual who made the statement.  **Hint…There is a Theme, which also is a hint that there are more to come, and yep, there will also be Theme’s to those lists!


  1.     1)    “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
    2)    “Common sense is the collection if prejudices acquired by the age of Eighteen.”
    3)    “I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot…when you think    about the consequences you always think of a negative result.”
    4)    “Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.”
    5)    “Mental focus is to physical, as four is to one.”
    6)    “Success requires singleness of purpose.”
    7)    “It’s the details that are vital.  Little things make big things happen.”
    8)    “Talent is God given,  Be Humble.  Fame is Man-Given, Be Grateful.  Conceit is Self-Given, Be Careful.”
    9)    “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
    10)    “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch Excellence.”


  1.     1)    Abraham Lincoln (16th President)
    2)    Albert Einstein (Nobel Prize winning Physicist)
    3)    Michael Jordan (Widely considered the Greatest Basketball player of all time)
    4)    Bob Knight (3x NCAA Champion Basketball Coach)
    5)    Bob Knight
    6)    Vince Lombardi (Original Coach of the Green Bay Packers)
    7)    John Wooden (Widely considered the Greatest Head Coach of all time)
    8)    John Wooden (Coach UCLA to 11 straight NCAA Basketball Championships)
    9)    John Wooden
    10)    Vince Lombardi

The 5 Simple Steps.

English: Jadever Body Fat Scale. Old version o...

English: Jadever Body Fat Scale. Old version of model JH 01. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5 Steps Necessary to Successfully Alter Body Composition

The key to achieving your ideal body composition is to direct the body to use it’s stored fat to supply the extra calories needed to sustain or build muscle.  While simultaneously reducing your fat stores, this is essentially building or sustaining muscle at the expense of your body fat.

The following step by step outline will allow you to lose body fat while increasing or preserving lean muscle tissue.  A noticeable change will occur in your physical appearance every three to four weeks.

Step 1:  Proper Food Intake

A below-maintenance level diet will create a need for the body to utilize stored calories (body fat)

Step 2:  Proper Aerobic/Cardiovascular Activity

             As a result of the below-maintenance level diet, cardiovascular activity is necessary to mobilize stored calories (body fat)

Step 3: Proper Food Supplementation

Due to the increase in cardiovascular activity and the decrease in caloric intake, supplementation can provide an above maintenance level of nutrients- without adding calories- therefore allowing the body to utilize it’s stored calories.


Step 4: Proper Weight Training Program

             Through anaerobic training, the body will create the need to maintain or increase lean muscle tissue if it is provided the necessary nutrients (food, supplements) and calories (food, body fat).


Step 5: Systematic Application of Steps 1-4

             As the body changes and adapts, the diet, exercise and supplementation must also change.  When the proper program is established and implemented, genetic predisposition will determine an individuals rate of body composition change and the amount of work necessary to achieve your fitness goals.

The aforementioned steps will allow you to simultaneously lose body fat, while sustaining or building lean muscle tissue.  As a result, it is possible to favorably alter the body’s composition.  However, once the body adapts to the diet, exercise and supplementation program, it must be altered in order for the body to continue to improve.  For example, if you wish to decrease body fat, then it’s necessary to increase your aerobic and anaerobic activity.  The increase in lean muscle requires an increase in calories and nutrients.  If this does not occur, then the body WILL reach a plateau!