Sunday, September 06, 2009

For a father, from a son.

The sun so sweet warms his face.
He closes his eyes
and for an instant he is somehow older, wiser, content,
and there is no change, he is the same.

Skin rich, hued and browned.
Like his, but more weathered by the storms of time.
The comfort of a skin well worn,
like a favourite armchair into which you sink at the hard days end.

His aftershave, mixed with years of toil, hardship,tribulation
and fun, laughter and love.

A face lined by the grief that having loved deeply only brings,
and by the truest of smiles.
A smile unashamed, a smile uncoerced.

He drew him from solid earth to subtle form,
from nurtured youth softly born.
To a man with the sun, so sweet, so warm, on leathered face.
Weathered - years of toil
and love unbounded.

A man stands, lining a face with smiles, and faces the sun that warms his fathers face
as his fathers love warms his heart.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

I can eat this much?! (Comment from a new client)

"Hi Cliff,
I started on the nutrition plan you drew up for me yesterday. I've just got a question though, it seems like a truck load of food. I normally wouldn't even eat half of this. Is this for real?!!!"

YES! Most of my clients are quite shocked by the amount that they are able to eat on my plans.
We seem to be so indoctrinated into the idea that to lose 'weight' we need to drastically restrict calories and eat like a bird. However I am not encouraging my clients to lose 'weight' I am encouraging them to optimise body composition.
And the best way to do this is to create a 'metabolic furnace!'
We want to encourage the body to tap into stored fat reserves, convince it that it's not starving and make sure the food we are eating is being stored as structural tissue and functional cells within the body, not as a stored fat reserve.
I call this "optimal nutrient partitioning" a topic I lecture on at the tertiary level here in BC.
The equation is actually quite simple. Train hard, eat fantastic QUALITY food in the right amount to maximally fuel your life, training, recovery and repair and eat the right nutrients at the right times!
.....
.......And if you want a hand with that...to learn how you can become lean and mean without starving yourself.....let me know!:
cliff@humanmotion.ca