Ephedrine Figures Don’t Lie, But Liars Do Figure

I am so happy I found it finally!

Cops and ephedrine, opinion versus facts
For years I have been saying that prescription laws for ephedrine and pseudoephedrine were not a solution to the meth scourge, based on what I call “intuition and a sharp mind” and what my wife calls “common sense with a bit of arrogance” :)

I have many reasons to be opposed to the classification of pseudoephedrine as prescription only, as explained in my last post, but in short here are the main ones:

  1. The most important point for me is that such laws would be ineffective and unfair:
    Do you really believe that laws can stop drugs? Seriously? It is quite funny to think that people who already break the law by selling or buying illicit substances would suddenly stop because of a new law…
  2. Of course I understand that local cops would like to get rid of the dirty part of their job, cleaning up meth labs, but in that case why don’t they just support meth-proof pseudoephedrine? You can be sure of one thing on this planet: if there is market and money to be made, there will be somebody somewhere willing to sell to these people. So be sure that drug addicts will get their stuff anyway, probably from Mexico. The good news for local cops is that less meth will be cooked in the country and thus it will lower the risk for them.
  3. I have been discussing this matter with so many people, healthcare providers, journalists, patients, it’s amazing how unpopular this prescription law would be. People are not stupid.

So to come back to the point, why am I so happy? Because I had the feeling since years that we were lacking figures in that raging debate. Did you notice that opponents and proponents were usually trying to convince people by using high emotional triggers such as family, kids, home, life, sometimes even religious arguments?

I Prefer Facts and Figures

It’s finally the case today: a team of independent, distinguished and reputable professors of economics have conducted a study in Indiana about the costs and benefits of classifying OTC cold medications based on pseudoephedrine as prescription drugs only. Here is a link to this study published byΒ Michael Hicks and his colleagues.
By the way, Michael Hicks is the George and Frances Ball distinguished professor of economics and the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. I guess nobody, even cops, will question his expertise :)

What Are The Major Points?

1) Prescription laws don’t solve the meth problem. Studies of the experience of Oregon where pseudoephedrine became Rx in 2006 and Mississippi (Rx law in 2010) both have very clear results: “These laws had no impact on meth use in either state”.

2) The annual cost of such law in Indiana would be more than $90 million, mainly supported by law abiding citizen and businesses — quite expensive for a law that proved to be totally ineffective!

Conclusion

Knowing the figures, who would still argue that Rx prescription laws are a good idea and should be voted? Probably the same people not very happy to see these figures finally made public πŸ˜‰
It’s hard to convince millions of people that they will lose millions of dollars because of a stupid law that solves nothing. Local cops will probably argue back, saying that these figures are not reliable and they will accentuate their lobbying :)
And you know what? Many politicians don’t care about figures, as they don’t really care about your health and the financial burden they put on you. As long as they keep their job! And the best way for that is typically to hide evidence (based on hard facts and figures) and to manipulate people (through emotions and values).

OK, I recognize that I am generalizing here, all politicians are not like that. But to be fair, and with all respect to our politicians, I prefer Michael Hicks’ figures to any persuasive speech. Because figures don’t lie.

Mike Budd

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Offering Labs to Make Friends with Local Cops

Do you remember that Westport Pharmaceuticals had been hit by the DEA?

From Michael Ramirez, politicians like your pocketsIf you have no idea what I am talking about, no problem πŸ˜‰
I’ll do a quick refresher to show you how they are playing with your health and money, it’s amazing! And if you want more details, have a look a this post: Ephedrine Sold Over the Counter, A Political Fiction

Credit: cartoon by Michael Ramirez from Investors.com

Pseudoephedrine? Not Game of Thrones, But Close

So, why this crazy debate about pseudoephedrine?

  • Because it’s the best and cheapest allergy med, used by over 18 million American families.
  • But unfortunately drug addicts use it to cook meth.
  • Local cops ask for a new status for pseudoephedrine, from OTC to Rx. They are pushing hard on politicians to get this prescription law.
  • Yet Big Pharma would lose a fortune if pseudoephedrine becomes prescription only.
  • Politicians know that such law would be very unpopular among allergy sufferers who would have to spend time and money to get their medication.
  • Doctors know that a prescription mandate would be unfair and ineffective.

Quite tricky isn’t it?
It’s a kind of vicious triangle: Cops, Big Pharma and Politicians, with patients stuck in the middle.

A Game Changer

Here is where Westport enters the game.
This small US company has found a way to produce Pseudoephedrine that can’t be converted to meth!
For a normal (disinterested) mind, this product looks like a true win-win for patients and cops. But things are not so simple πŸ˜‰
Let me explain.
Westport has asked for an exemption to be able to sell OTC and they were hoping for support from the DEA. What did they get? A slap in the face.
Why? I’m not sure. Apparently law enforcement wants a solution, but not THIS solution. Something else is apparently pushing cops and politicians harder than Westport. We are missing information here to be able to understand what happened, so all we can do is a guess work – and I love it πŸ˜‰

Guess Motives

Let’s play the “guess motives” game: what do they have and what do they want?

  • Patients: they have allergies and they want their cheap pseudoephedrine OTC
  • Cops: they have to clean up meth labs. They know that meth won’t be stopped by laws but they don’t care, they just want to get rid of this dirty, dangerous part of their job.
  • Big Pharma: they make over $600 million in annual sales of pseudoephedrine and they want to keep it.
  • Politicians: they have their job and they want to keep it.
  • Westport: they have a solution and they want to sell it.

You’re The Boss Now

And now let’s play another game: what would you do if you were the Boss at Westport?
Let’s face it: competition is coming and you are still caught in this vicious triangle (Big Pharma, Cops and Politicians).
You have nothing to expect from your competitors who are probably trying to influence the other 2 players to kick you out.
A possible move would be to “influence” politicians directly but you have less power than the other pharma giants who have “connexions” everywhere since years. They even have an official lobby organization: no, not the FDA πŸ˜‰ I’m speaking of the Consumer Products Healthcare Association.
As you can see, you don’t have many options and R&D alone will not help πŸ˜‰ So what can you do?
Here is the trick: if you can’t influence the politicians directly , maybe you could try to influence them indirectly through the cops?

Good Guess!

Congrats! You made the right choice, you could be CEO at Westport πŸ˜‰
That’s exactly what they did recently: they have announced a new partnership to provide K9s to police departments!

How to make friends with copsHere is an extract from the press release:
“We’re proud to partner with K9s4COPs to help connect local law enforcement with trained narcotic detecting hero dogs. As an industry leader in ‘good pharma’ solutions such as meth-resistant medications, we have the technology and solution to help put the vast majority of domestic meth-labs out of business, save taxpayer dollars, and make our communities safer places to live in,” said Paul Hemings, Westport’s U.S. General Manager. “We’re committed to healing individuals and communities any way we can. The only labs we support are those with four legs and a tail.”

They even uploaded a video to Youtube:

How smart is that!
If I were you, I would immediately buy some stocks from Westport! Seriously.
For the moment they try to make friends with cops by offering dogs πŸ˜‰ but when politicians will finally give them exemption to sell their meth-proof pseudoephedrine over the counter when all others will need a prescription, their stocks will skyrocket. YouΒ  will thank me later. And no, I have no stocks from Westport πŸ˜‰

Just as for Game of Thrones, I can’t wait until the next episode πŸ˜‰

Mike Budd

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How to Boost Your Slomo Metabolism

I would like to come back to what I’ve called the “Weight Loss Ratched Effect“:

  • sometimes you can’t lose weight even if you eat less and exercise more
  • or you gain weight with the same nutrition and energy expenditure!

Weight Loss Ratchet EffectMany of us have already experienced it: you seem to be stuck with this fat especially around your midsection. Obviously your age must play a role, but not only: I’m not so old and and I went through this plateau several times πŸ˜‰

Let me illustrate this with one of the emails I get on this topic.
I’m sorry to confess that I didn’t ask this nice lady for permission to quote her :( so I will change her first name and, to be forgiven, I will tell her later that she has probably helped many people with her story :)

Here is a copy/paste of our emails, with 2 changes only: I have cut parts that are out of topic and changed her first name to Rachel, instead of C.. oops! just kidding πŸ˜‰


Hi Mike –
just found your website and subscribed to your newsletter this afternoon. It’s great content that you’ve provided and I’m finding it extremely helpful. (…) I’m 42 and it great health but with a demanding desk job and the fight against age and an increasingly slower metabolism, I’ve noticed that I seem to be working out the same but not losing the fat I’m trying to lose. So I’ve been researching the responsible use of E and (…)
Would love your opinion, as well as whether or not it’s possible to order E online from other countries.
Regards,
Rachel


Hi Rachel,
Nice to meet you :)
Thanks for your kind words!
I fully understand this plateau effect because I’ve been through this several times!
My advice in a nutshell:
– Try to vary: nutrition and workout – you want to break your “physiological routines”. What has worked for me was to focus on different muscle groups and intensity.
– Did you try pre & post workout supplements? They help a lot.
– (…)
So give it a try and let me know :)
Take care,
Mike


HI Mike –
Thanks for the response. I know it’s been a while but I’ve been traveling for work the past two weeks and this is the first chance I’ve had to revisit this! As for your questions, I do try to mix up my workouts, but I don’t see the same results that I used to – honestly! And I feel like I’m truly fighting my age and slower metabolism because I’ve only felt this way and noticed changes in my body over the past year yet my routines have not changed.
I don’t use pre or post workout supplements – I’m not looking to get big, just tone and lose some fat.
(…)
Also, I LOVE reading the content on your site!
Thanks Mike –
Rachel


Slomo Metabolism Emails

 


OK, what does it tell us?

“Rachel” is exactly experiencing what I said in introduction: sometimes your metabolism seems to be on slow motion.

You know I’m not a physician so I wanted an expert view on this case by the MDs in our team, namely Mary, my wife, and my dear friend Laurence, who is endocrinologist.
To be honest I understood only half of what they said πŸ˜‰
So I took a lot of notes and here is a kind of summary.

If you are like Rachel, if you gain weight without changes in your lifestyle (probably due to age) or if you have tried really hard to lose weight without noticeable results, then this is for you.
And when I say “really hard”, with all respect, I don’t mean eating an apple in the afternoon and I will never consider shopping as exercise πŸ˜‰
I mean serious workouts as in the case of Rachel.

From what Mary and Laurence told me, you first have to rule out hormonal imbalance. The words that came again and again were: stress, adrenal fatigue, potential undiagnosed thyroid problems and for women who have reached their 40s or 50s, perimenopause.
And if I got it right, in many cases it it a mix of all these causes.

Here is the 3 steps recommendation from our MDs.

1 – Medical Support

The first step is to see your doctor who will ask for routine testing of your hormonal levels — be prepared to give some blood πŸ˜‰

2 – Lifestyle and Prevention

When serious conditions have been ruled out, it’s time to make sure that you have a healthy lifestyle.
I won’t detail here because you already know it, and if not here are some pillar articles on this topic: eat less and move more.
What I would like to add to the basics is that in your case, compared to younger people, you should consider natural products which are known to prevent hormonal imbalance. Do a quick search in reputable sites like WebMD or Mayo Clinic and avoid all crap sites that have no medical knowledge and just try to sell you snake oil and fake natural remedies (“This Little Known Chinese Herb Kills 24,000 Cancer Cells in 16 Hours!”)

3 – New Balance

Like it or not, your equation has changed :(
Your metabolic rate has decreased so that what enters your mouth stays longer in your fat cells πŸ˜‰
It’s life! Due to age, you have a chronic excess of energy input compared to your energy consumption: if we were speaking of your bank account, you would be rich πŸ˜‰ but here we speak of adipocytes and health risks so “saving” more and more, year after year, is not a safe option. You have to find a new balance, either by decreasing your calories or by increasing your energy output. Good luck…

Conclusion

In my opinion, taking ephedrine before step 1 would not be a good idea. Its physiological effects would only mask the underlying symptoms and you would not build on a safe basis.
However, starting an EC stack during step 2 and 3 is a brilliant idea: you will benefit from appetite suppression, increased metabolism and higher energy level. All in all, the best way to break your current routine is to put another one in place, you don’t necessarily have to suffer during the process! So get all the support you need from the right ephedra alkaloids and just tell your friends and family later on how hard it was and that you did it on pure willpower πŸ˜‰

Mike Budd

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EphedrineWhereToBuy.com is Going Mobile!

This will be a short post, possibly with more pictures than words πŸ˜‰

Why? Because it’s about… going mobile! I wouldn’t have thought I would post someday about “mobile-friendly” πŸ˜‰

In fact a few weeks ago we have received an email from Google saying how important it was to be “mobile-friendly” these days. With a link to a pdf study explaining why it was so important.

To be honest I thought that it was already the case for our website! I have never heard someone complaining about the fact that he or she couldn’t read our posts or navigate through the site πŸ˜‰

But ok, if Google asks for it… πŸ˜‰

So I have asked our IT guys: “How come that the site is not “mobile-friendly?! Don’t you have a smartphone? Why didn’t you check that?!” πŸ˜‰

They gave me the lamest answers I’ve ever heard: “You didn’t ask“, “Do you mean responsive or mobile-friendly?“, “Who cares?“, “Are you serious? Any idea of all the changes?“, “Is it worth it?“, “Do you *really* think people want to read your stuff on their phones?“.

No need to argue or to tell them that our blog has readers in more than 100 countries, it would have been a loss of time πŸ˜‰ Just do it!

So after some interesting discussions (fights) we finally found a kind of compromise and here we are!

The most important point for me is that all posts are still here.
And that the “look and feel” remained unchanged: easy to read and to jump from one page to another based on your interest :)

This reminds me of a great old movie: The Leopard, by Luchino Visconti with Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Alain Delon, with this famous sentence: “If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.”

That’s exactly what we did! Changing everything so that nothing changes πŸ˜‰

Hopefully our site looks now great on many smartphones. Look at that:

EphedrineWhereToBuy.com on an iPhoneOn a Nokia Lumia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a Google Nexus 7On an iPad mini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On an iPad

 

I hope you’ll enjoy it on your smartphone :)

If so, please tell us below: I know some IT guys who would be so happy πŸ˜‰

Mike Budd

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Two Amazing Findings From A Running Study

I KNEW IT!

That was my first thought when I saw this medical study about running: the important point is not to run fast, but just to run. Even slow, even less than 50 minutes per week.

This approach has worked wonders for me: my maximum fat loss ever has been when I was running at slow pace.

What I did not expect however was the extend of these benefits for your global health, not only for weight loss results.
Plus a second surprise that I had to read twice to believe it πŸ˜‰

First Finding

This medical study is a BIG one [1]. Believe it or not, 55,000 people have been included in a 15 years follow-up! The goal was to track the cardiovascular and global health benefits for 13,000 runners compared to 42,000 nonrunners. Well, the difference is huge:
* 30% reduction in all-cause mortality
* 45% reduction in cardiovascular mortality
* Life expectancy increased by 3 years for all-cause mortality and 4.1 years for cardiovascular mortality.

If this doesn’t motivate you to jump in your sneakers, to be honest, I don’t know what else would do it πŸ˜‰
Maybe the next part, right below?

Second Finding

Here is the best part for most of us who are not *exactly* 4-minute milers πŸ˜‰
The 13,000 runners have been divided into 5 groups, based on speed and total running time per week. Well, guess what? The first group who was running fewer than 6 miles or less than 52 minutes per week has the same health benefits than the the second, third, and fourth group! Can you believe that? It means that you don’t have to run fast or hours-long to get all the health benefits!
This is a point that I have always “suspected” but it’s so good to see it confirmed by scientific research: you can get maximum benefits from running at very low doses, at slow pace and during small periods of time!

Here is a picture showing the main results of the study:

Running Reduces All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

(Source: JACC Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

So if you want to lose fat, don’t run fast. I know it seams counterintuitive but it’s true: running fast is just counterproductive for most of us.
We have now medical evidence that you will have the same (huge) health benefits than almost all other runners, yes, even those who run 4 times a week and twice your speed!

Find Your Own Pace

Stay far below your maximum heart rate (MHR), ideally 60 to 70 percent. If you don’t know your MHR, it’s easy: 220 minus your age.
Example: if you are 40, your MHR is 220 – 40 = 180 thus the ideal heart rate during cardio training is between 108 (180 x 0.7) and 126 (180 x 0.7).
In that way you have a low and regular energy demand and your brain decides to use energy from fat cells (lipolysis) instead of glycogen stored in your muscles.

Look At These Tips

If you need some extra motivation to start running, here are my previous posts on this topic: in all modesty they are loaded with cool tips that will convince you to hit the road — no chance for fake excuses anymore πŸ˜‰

 
Joints hurt, the typical fake excuse not to runYou Say You Can’t Run? I don’t believe you.

 

 

Find a new motivation with these 12 tips for a Happy Running12 Tips For A Happy Running: except one, they all come from my own experience since years and trust me, they work!

 

 

Running at lunchtime has many benefitsRun at Lunchtime: your boss will thank you, really.

 

 

Losing That Stubborn Fat With CardioA last one: why is running so effective at Burning That Stubborn Fat.

 

 

What I also appreciate in this finding is that running slow is compatible with Ephedrine, alone or in an EC stack: as long as you avoid High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) you are on the safe side and you get the extra bonus from the physiological effects of ephedrine. If you want to lose weight, I know NOTHING that can beat ephedrine plus cardio training at low heart rate.

That’s it! Please share this information around you! Friends, relatives, co-workers, they all can get the tremendous health benefits shown by this medical study. Reducing health risks by 30 to 45 percent and increasing life expectancy by 3 to 4 years… and all that by running small amounts of time at very slow pace!

Think about it: what could be more important for them in the long run? If you care for them, tell them about this study. Use these nice buttons below to “share the knowledge”.

Take care,
Mike

References:

[1] D. Lee et al. “Leisure-Time Running Reduces All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality Risk“.Β  JACC. 2014;64(5):472-481.

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New Issue for EphedrineForSale

First things first: Happy New Year! Better late than never πŸ˜‰

Rob King Surrounded By Cute Female BodybuildersYou know that I keep an eye on the amazing story of Rob King, the owner of EphedrineForSale dot com: gosh, this guy was a star some years ago when his website was on top of Google for any search for ephedrine! He was known by most bodybuilders here and not only because he was shipping Kaizen ephedrine HCL from Canada to the USA πŸ˜‰ Look at him on this picture, surrounded by cute female bodybuilders… Did you recognize this nice woman grabbing him? Yes, Jamie Eason herself :) If not, have a look at the video at the end of this post.

Β New TV episode

His online business stopped in 2012 when the DEA asked the RMCP to visit his house one morning… The Canadian news network CBC has broadcasted several videos about this case, you can find them in a previous post.
I went back to it recently and I wondered if Rob King had already been charged by the court. After a quick search I discovered a new episode which has been released by CBC a few months ago, and to my surprise it was not about ephedrine but totally focused on a tax issue: apparently Rob King didn’t tell everything to the tax administration!

In fact during their “Project Barbwire” the RCMP have seized many documents that draw the attention of their tax colleagues. Plus something that didn’t help Rob King: he said during the interview that he was making 2 million dollars a year! The kind of good information you want to share on TV when you don’t pay your taxes πŸ˜‰

Here is the link to this new video:

Are They Putting Their Profit Before Our Health?

OK, seriously now: what does it tell us? Well, for me the most important point here is that as always it all comes down to money :(

Don’t get me wrong: Rob King is surely not clear on all points from a moral point of view but looking again at the videos I have the feeling that he is kind of naive, if you see what I mean. He is probably paying a high price for many others.

In other words: I don’t care for him (sorry) but I care for ephedrine. I was expecting interesting discussions about the controversy of ephedrine, the most powerful fat burner invented by Nature, how lobbies had deprived millions of people of its proven weight loss effects, despite the support of the medical community and despite the total cost of obesity in our western countries. And what happens finally? Same story, again and again: the good questions are not raised and it’s all about money! Come on! All this story is slowly but surely turning into a tax issue :(Β  Seriously…
Well, I’m not really surprised, just disappointed. Apparently when officials and administrations deal with ephedrine, in the USAΒ  and in Canada as well, Our Health is important but apparently Their Money is more important πŸ˜‰

Any Site Shipping Ephedrine From Canada To The USA?

Another site that will not sell ephedrine anymoreI did a quick check to be sure: all Canadian supplement shops took the lesson learned from EphedrineForSale and from NiceAndNatural — do you remember this old man and his daughter shipping 3 million tablets of ephedrine to international customers, but mainly to the U.S.? They must have been judged by now, I will have a look, I hope for them that they have paid their taxes πŸ˜‰ It’s funny to think that both have been caught because of their garbage bags, right in front of their homes πŸ˜‰ The less funny thing is that now you can’t find a single site shipping ephedrine from Canada to the U.S. :(
At least to my knowledge. If you know more, just let me know πŸ˜‰

Good Point For GorillaJack

Gorilla Jack does not export ephedrine from Canada anymoreA site that has been quite lucky (until now) is Gorilla Jack!
Seriously, considering all the pills they’ve been shipping during years, the only explanation that comes to my mind is that they have a different way to handle their garbage bags πŸ˜‰

I have mentioned in a previous post that their shipping policy was a bit fallacious. Take for instance their page selling Kaizen Ephedrine HCL, you have several links on the right: Canada (of course), USA and International. If you click USA as most of us would do, good luck with the explanation… If you click International, they tell you that “INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING IS AVAILABLE TO THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom”.

Good news for you if you live in one of these countries? Not really. The most important point is below: “Cannot be exported outside of Canada & PayPal can’t be used to pay for this item”. Bad luck! This sentence should be bigger and at the top of the page but at least if you read carefully you know what to expect before ordering…

My Preferred One: Buyephedrinecanada

I’m just kidding but I can’t help it: this site that made me laugh a lot: buyephedrinecanada. The contact email is still rob@heavyweights.net, can you believe that?!
With this comment in the About us page: “We love to talk! We’re not afraid to talk to you.” Well, they’re not afraid but honestly I can’t say the same πŸ˜‰ And the site always has this wonderful design with these lovely banners:

Great banners from a top site

 

 

 

Boy, you must be truly desperate to buy from them πŸ˜‰

Conclusion

Stay on the safe side: buy your ephedra from trustworthy people such as i-Supplements and AstroNutrition, either Eph100 for the USA or Xtreme Thermoburn for all countries except the US and Australia.

Mike Budd

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30 Percent Off At EphedraWareHouse

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Know what typically happens to your fat at the end of the year? πŸ˜‰
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EphedrineWhereToBuy.com Recommends Green StingerHow does it burn fat? Easy:

  • 27 mg of ephedra
  • Synephrine
  • Phenylethylamine HCL
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Have a nice day!

Mike Budd

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Differences Between Male And Female Bodybuilders

In my previous article, Female Bodybuilders: Fit, Strong And Yet Feminine, I told you about the caricatured image of female bodybuilders years ago and how it changed when the federations understood that muscularity in competition was casting a poor image and when they decided to attract desperate housewives πŸ˜‰ mainly by showing athletes who were fit and strong without sacrificing their feminity.

You Won’t Look Like Arnold

Beautiful Female BodybuilderHow do you achieve such fitness results without losing your feminity? What are the main differences between men and women in bodybuilding? This is the primary concern of women who hesitate lifting weights: will I get big, will the size of my thighs increase with this training?
The answer is clearly no: depending on your workout routine, you will not increase your muscle size but your muscle’s strength. Even if you train « like a manΒ Β», you will not gain muscle like men because it is their famous hormone called testosterone which allows this impressive increase in muscle mass. Women have only a small fraction of men’s testosterone levels and their muscle mass will become stronger, not bigger.
So how come that the first female bodybuilders managed to achieve these muscle mass like men? Well, guess what? They probably had hormonal treatments which made them look like men…
But this time is over, now you will gain just a bit of muscle but in a feminine way, toned, dense, nicely shaped.

Physiological Differences

Female Bodybuilder Lifting WeightsDo women need to workout like men by the way? What are the physiological differences?
In fact men and women workout in the same way. Contrary to the popular belief, women do not need to spend their time in cardiovascular exercise while men lift weights, it’s a clichΓ©.
The truth is that women and men have different body composition and metabolism, thus their training will vary a bit and the results will be different.
For instance, men bodybuilders will target 4 or 5% body fat when women having naturally a higher percentage will set a reasonable goal at 10 to 12%.
Body fat distribution is different, women will have more on the thighs, glutes and triceps while men will bear their fat mostly in the abdomen (the famous « beer bellyΒ Β» or « tireΒ Β»), in the chest also and upper arms. This fat distribution is called gynoid for women and android for men, and commonly named « pear or appleΒ Β» fat distribution. This is a global approach of course, there is no strict line between gynoid and android fat, for instance men and women have often « love handlesΒ Β» in common πŸ˜‰
Another big difference is the muscle mass, more developed by men, and as a result men’s Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is higher. This will allow them to have greater food intake for the same stable weight or to lose fat easier than women — I know, it’s unfair πŸ˜‰ Remember that your weight equation is mostly determined by calories in versus calories out!

A Different Diet For Female Bodybuilders

Different Diet For Male And Female BodybuildersWhat about diet? Should it be different between women and men bodybuilders?
Women metabolize more fatty acids but fewer carbohydrates and proteins than men. This is important since fat is so devaluated in women’s eyes, being the first enemy in their diet. In fact, essential fatty acids (EFAs) are more important for women than for men, and EFAs don’t necessarily finish in your fat storage, they even promote the fat burning process and they represent a source of energy which stabilize insulin and blood sugar levels. Men have a different energy profile, they require more carbohydrates and proteins than lipids.
Except the difference in this metabolization of lipids and carbohydrates, men and women should have the same diets, with a recommendation for low carbohydrates cycling diets for better fat burning results for women.

Which Type Of Workout For Women?

Female Bodybuilding, Nice Outdoor WorkoutWhat is a typical exercising program for female bodybuilders?
Let’s start with a very common mistake: most of the time women overestimate cardio exercises and avoid lifting weights, probably due to the fear of gaining too much muscle mass. A typical training plan will run over 12 weeks, 5 days a week, varying repetitions, exercises and intensity for the main muscle groups (legs, chest and back). I know many female bodybuilders who follow these programs quite religiously. No pain, no gain πŸ˜‰
It’s hard to recommend one of these programs, you have so many of them! It depends on your starting point and your goals. Just do a quick search online and select a serious one, preferably with videos — careful though if you search Youtube, it is often loaded with crap. And these stupid comments…
Here is a good piece of advice by Jamie Eason:

As you will see, many of these fitness programs include High Interval Intensity Training: you know there is no quicker way to lose fat πŸ˜‰

Last Words

Ladies, if you really want to lose weight, you could learn many lessons from bodybuilders in most key factors: the right mindset, motivation, goal setting, time management, hard work, nutrition, coaching, etc…
Eat less, move more and get support: well, female bodybuilders have it all right πŸ˜‰
What about ephedrine for female bodybuilders? Nothing special, it works as fine as for male bodybuilders because we all have the same CNS πŸ˜‰
By the same effects, I mean: energy booster, appetite suppression, lean muscle mass is preserved and lipolysis (fat burn) is increased. But you also have the same risk of side effects if you don’t know the basic rules: make sure to drink a lot of water, avoid heat — this should be easy at this period of the year πŸ˜‰ and of course no HIIT sessions when having ephedrine, ephedra or EC stacks.
If you live in the USA don’t even think of ephedrine HCL delivered to your place: you know it is no more available from reputable sites. From time to time I see one or two sites that pretend to ship pure ephedrine HCL from Canada to the U.S. but personally I wouldn’t buy from them. Stay on the safe (legal) side and get one of the time-tested ephedra products from our recommended websites.

Mike Budd

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Female Bodybuilders: Fit, Strong And Yet Feminine

Some time ago I said that I would write about bodybuilding for women: you know that bodybuilders are frequently mentioned here because they buy ephedrine on a regular basis for cutting but in my previous posts I was focusing on male bodybuilders so it’s time now to do justice to my female friends and all women who decided one day to consider bodybuilding. And I’m sure that all guys will be interested too πŸ˜‰

Manly Female BodybuilderFor weight loss as for any other topic, it’s always interesting to learn from the best, even if your goal is to lose a few pounds and not to start a career in bodybuilding. I know that many women will never consider bodybuilding because they fear losing their feminity and I’d like to address this concern here: did you see recent pictures of female bodybuilders? Do you know that their image has totally changed, and not by accident but as the result of a clear strategy of the national bodybuilding federation? Indeed when you see how sexy they are now, with their toned, lean muscles, flat stomach and iron butt, you realize how far we are now from the old image of the 80’s when Miss Physique America was looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger with a ponytail πŸ˜‰

Female Bodybuilders in the 70’s

You were probably not born when women have been first invited to some bodybuilding competitions πŸ˜‰
In fact it was not really competitions, as these women were chosen by the organizers based on attractiveness, not bodybuilding: they were just here to entertain the male audience…
It was closer to bikini contests or fashion shows with women competing in high-heeled shoes…

Building Muscle Like Men

The next evolution came from professionalism when women competitors started training like men, favoring muscularity over feminity: for most people, female bodybuilders were looking like frogs with their huge thighs and a V thorax that Marvel Super Heroes would envy – male heroes only, not female for sure as these female bodybuilders had no breasts but pecs. In two words, they were just looking like smaller male bodybuilders. This image did strike people’s imaginations and cast suspicion of prohibited substances to achieve these results.
Feeling the danger, the national federations changed their strategy in order to promote the feminine image of female bodybuilding and they introduced new criteria so that women would be judged on “healthy appearance, face, makeup, and skin tone” and less importance on muscularity.
This has been the start of a new era, where we had the feeling that top models were coming to bodybuilding πŸ˜‰

Posing Nude in Playboy

Cute Female BodybuilderMost people (especially males) began to change their mind and to find female bodybuilders quite sexy when they saw Anita Gandol and Erika Mes posing nude in Playboy. Don’t expect a picture here, this post is for women first πŸ˜‰
Thanks to mainstream exposure (first Ms. Olympia life on TV in 1991) female bodybuilders became progressively fitness models, their body being perceived as fit and healthy with these nicely shaped curves and their full, toned aspect. I have many male friends who have changed their mind and started thinking that these female bodybuilders were in fact more attractive than most skinny models in fashion show. Fortunately this repositioning has brought a lot of women to bodybuilding. Some female bodybuilders became famous and had a lot of attention from the mainstream media. Average Joes and plain Janes then realized that you could be a woman, fit, strong and yet sexy! Honestly: would you think that Brooke Holladay (this picture) is a pro bodybuilder? Compared to the first pic showing this bulky, manly female bodybuilder?

A New Public Image

The image of female bodybuilders also changed when people discovered these athletes in their daily life activities, at home and not in competitions or training in the gym: their initial public image changed from asexual men caricatures to sexy women, sometimes mothers, with a beautiful body (this butt in tight jeans…). It became finally clear that feminity has much more to do with your appearance, hairstyle, make-up, clothes or the way you move, than with the fact that you lift weights.

OK, enough history for now. In my next article I will focus on the main physiological differences between men and women when it comes to shaping your body. And also a few words on diet and workout specifically for women.

Conclusion

As said in introduction, bodybuilders are a good example to follow if you want to burn fat: they have the right mindset, motivation and they work really hard for their body.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you have to be Superman or Superwoman to achieve these weight loss results!
In fact you can have pretty good results without bodybuilding or even exercising at start, as explained in my last post: 3 Steps To Lose Weight in Q4. The key success factor will be the physiological support of ephedrine or real ephedra alkaloids.
By the way! I see many new websites telling that you can get ephedrine HCL from Canada: don’t trust them, you would just lose time and money, not weight.

Mike Budd

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3 Steps To Lose Weight in Q4

Kids are back to school, summer is over, winter is coming, as the Starks would say πŸ˜‰
And tomorrow it will be Christmas again…
So if you want to do something for your health, it’s time to take action.

EphedrineWhereToBuy.com Your Q4 Weight Loss ProgramThink about it: how could you not gain weight at this period of the year? Back to work, daily routines, shorter days, sugar and carb cravings, couch time, baggy clothing πŸ˜‰
It’s a pity, as this period is the right one to lose weight. Ask any coach: it’s in Q4 that you make a difference. For you, the difference between packing on extra pounds and burning fat.

OK, you might think “burning fat? easy to say…”.
Nope… it’s easy to do. Really.
Give me one minute to explain.

If you read this page, you probably want to lose weight. You know that starting is the most difficult part. You know that eating less and moving more are the right thing to do, but…
there is a huge difference between knowing and taking action.
Psychologists call it volition, I call it “persuading yourself”.
You delay because you think that it’s hard or you find yourself fake excuses. No offense here, we all do it πŸ˜‰ “No time”, “I’ll start next week”, knowing deep inside yourself that “next week” means “next month” in the best case.

OK, let’s say one month.
You want to lose weight, sure, but who do you want to be in one month?
You, with the same body and mind, with the same goal? In that case I can already guess your new year resolutions πŸ˜‰
Or you, with a leaner body and more confidence because you did it, finally?
Only you can answer this question.

It’s up to do to make the right decision. Time to decide!
Think of the benefits, not of the difficulty.
Don’t let your brain decide for you. It’s what I call “living on autopilot”: your brain is so clever at building fake excuses to postpone and you are fine with that because you buy these fake excuses.

I should count all the people who told me that they didn’t have enough willpower to lose weight and who did it finally.
They all recognize that the key point has been the first microsecond when they told themselves “OK, I try and we’ll see”. Believe me, they saw the change πŸ˜‰
Do you know why they succeeded? Because it was not hard. They all thought first that it would be too much efforts. In fact it’s not, if you take ephedrine or ephedra alkaloids.
The difference is huge: you won’t suffer, thanks to the appetite-suppressing effect.
You won’t be tempted. You won’t have those cravings. You will have a better mood and much more energy.

So, again, it’s up to you: who do you want to be? All it takes is one second: decision making. Not me persuading you, you persuading yourself.

Take action! One second to decide and 3 steps to get started:

1) First, a light calorie deficit: an easy diet will be enough, you won’t have to exercise — you could of course πŸ˜‰ but what I mean is that it won’t be necessary here.

2) Ephedra of course, but the right one. Get Green Stinger or a pre-mixed ECA stack such as ECA Elite or Xtreme Thermoburn.

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3) Personal support: if you agree I will get in touch by email. First I’d be happy to see that you made the right move :) but most importantly I can help you as I did for many other guys out there. Yes, for free πŸ˜‰ Obviously I won’t be able to answer all questions πŸ˜‰ but many of them for sure, and in all cases I will do my best and come back to you.

Don’t delay again! Do it right now. You’ll see how easy it was.
Again, read this page, “Eat Less, The First Pillar of Weight Loss” to get the basics because we will refer to it many times, then buy one of the three recommended ephedra products, then drop me a quick email and I’ll get back to you immediately.

I would even add a fourth step: take a selfie because we will need it in one month for the before-and-after photo πŸ˜‰

Talk to you soon!

Mike Budd

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