Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster By Exercising Slower [NOOK Book]

Overview

Change your workout, change your life

In Slow Burn, endurance master Stu Mittleman delivers a program for creating energy and increasing endurance so you can go the distance and feel great doing it every day, week, and year.

Think Stu shares his proven formula for breaking down seemingly insurmountable goals into a series of manageable tasks.

Train Learn to understand your ...

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Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster By Exercising Slower

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Overview

Change your workout, change your life

In Slow Burn, endurance master Stu Mittleman delivers a program for creating energy and increasing endurance so you can go the distance and feel great doing it every day, week, and year.

Think Stu shares his proven formula for breaking down seemingly insurmountable goals into a series of manageable tasks.

Train Learn to understand your body's signals and refocus your training so that the movement -- not the outcome -- is the reward.

Eat Stu taeches you how to make nutritional choices that leave you energized -- not exhausted -- all day long.

You really can accomplish more -- with less effort -- than you ever imagined. All you have to do is change your focus and you'll change your life. Let Slow Burn show you how to enjoy the journey and achieve the results.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062131034
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 401,534
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stu Mittleman is a much-sought-after fitness educator whose clients include celebrities and business and community leaders as well as thousands of dedicated husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, who aspire to excellence in their health and vitality. Mittleman holds two master's degrees in movement and social science and set a world record by running 1,000 miles in eleven days. Since 1991, he has been a featured guest speaker at Anthony Robbins's Mastery University and runs his own company, WorldUltrafit, based in La Jolla, California. A native New Yorker, he currently lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife, Mary Beth, and two children, Beau and Mackenzie.

Katherine Callan studied journalism at Boston University and has worked at national consumer magazines, including Success magazine, where she reported on the leading thinkers in self-improvement and human performance. Callan writes and edits for traditional and new-media companies and is launching a specialty publication, For Marathoners Only. She lives and works in New York City and has run thirteen marathons.

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Chapter One



Believe in Yourself
You Can Do More Than You Think



At the beginning of my seminars, I often start by asking everyone in the room to raise his or her hand. Everyone complies. Then I say, "Raise it higher," which everyone does. "Higher again," I call out, and again everyone in the room figures out a way to put their arms even higher in the air. Some stand up, others hop on the table or chair. Within moments the room is full of excitement and laughter as the point of this exercise hits home. "You see what just happened," I conclude. "Everyone in this room underestimated what he or she was capable of doing when I first asked you to raise your hands."

Expanding the boundaries of what you believe to be possible is critical in putting yourself in a position to go the distance and do the extraordinary. We need to stretch beyond self-imposed limitations.

It is late September 1987. I have just been hired to prepare a team of runners from a major hotel in New York for the upcoming New York City Marathon. The hotel's general manager, with support from his staff, believes participation in the marathon will build camaraderie and company spirit. A rally is held in the hotel's grand ballroom to introduce the team of twenty-seven runners to me — their coach. The ballroom is full of cheering staff. The team runs down the center aisle amidst clapping and cheering. Speeches are given. When it is over, I meet privately with the team.

"How many of you have ever run a marathon before?" I ask. One person raises hishand.

"What about twenty miles?" The same person raises his hand. No one else does.

"How about ten miles?" Still only the lone marathon veteran nods.

"What about 1OK?" Nothing.

"A 5K?" Everyone raises his or her hands. Twenty-seven runners and only one had ever run more than 3.1 miles, the distance of the race sponsored earlier in the year by that same hotel.

The New York City Marathon is nine weeks away.

Everyone in the room laughs. We all share the humor in the improbability of it all. Twenty-seven crusaders about to embark on a marathon journey in a little more than two months with only one of them even remotely prepared to go. I think: "Well, there goes the deal." Sure I am hesitant. My initial reaction is, "I can't possibly train twenty-six novice runners to finish a marathon in nine weeks." It just can't be done! I might be acting irresponsibly if I take the hotel's money and bring this group to the starting line.

Then I reconsider. I believe in the human capacity to go the distance, that even the seemingly most ordinary of talents is capable of producing the most extraordinary of results. This event will surely put my belief to the test. My initial hesitancy changed to excitement. What an incredible opportunity!

So I get creative. "We are not going to train to run a marathon," I announce to the group of startled would-be marathoners. "We are going to learn how to participate in and enjoy a 26.2 mile-long street festival." From that point on it gets easier.

I need to reconceptualize what it is we are about to do. Running the entire marathon at breakneck speed is not an option for most of them. Indeed, I would not recommend that strategy for anyone save the most experienced and elite marathon runner. What we have to do is chunk-down our goal, making it monumental and manageable at the same time. I know that nine weeks isn't enough to train them in a conventional marathon-training program. And these are not people who have the luxury of endless amounts of free time to allocate to marathon preparation. I figure five to seven hours a week of training is probably more than most could commit to. Realistically, three to five was what I was going to get.

We develop a plan that consists of transforming the aid stations set up at one-mile intervals along the course into festival booths. Our objective becomes to visit each and every one of them. We plan on entering the staging ground of the event not as untested warriors going off to battle, but as youthful explorers about to journey through their first adventure. The feeling we want to create inside is one of curiosity and awe, excitement and calm, jubilation and anticipation. These seem infinitely more attractive and energizing than the emotional state of fear, anxiety, trepidation, and self-doubt.

But the most important thing I have to do is convince each and every runner that this goal is achievable. The general manager believes in me, that I can somehow miraculously get his group through the 26.2 miles of the New York City Marathon. Now I have to get the group to believe in themselves; that they can do it!

We spend time every day visualizing step-by-step what it is going to be like to do the event. I want them to have a plan in place prior to the race and I want them to "see" themselves confidently and assertively implementing the plan. Creative visualization involves constructing an image in your mind's eye of what it will be like when you reach your ultimate goal. Visualization concentrates the energy that springs from your desires and increases the likelihood that your dreams will be realized. With the vision of the future firmly embedded in your imagination, your mind will lead your body to the fulfillment of our thoughts. I share with the group an exercise that I use with clients prior to a big event.

"I want you to 'see' what it is like to enter the staging area. I want you to 'feel' how calm and excited you can be as you make your way to the starting line...



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Table of Contents

Before You Set Out v
Acknowledgments vii
Foreword xi
Introduction xv
Part 1 How to Think for the Distance 1
1. Believe in Yourself: You Can Do More Than You Think 3
2. Treat Your Body As Your Partner 9
3. Be the Master of Your Own Fate 12
4. Stay in the Moment--the Future Will Take Care of Itself 19
5. Set Process-Oriented Goals 23
6. Move Forward in Small, Manageable Increments 27
7. Have the Courage to Stick with Your Plan 34
8. Act As If Everything That Happens Is for the Good 40
9. Follow the 85-Percent Rule 46
Part 2 How to Train for the Distance 49
10. Ask Your Body What It Wants 52
11. Always Buy a Shoe Fit, Not a Shoe Size 77
12. Breathe for Maximum Energy 94
13. Focus Your Form on a Series of Metaphors 98
14. Discover the Appeal of Burning Fat 109
15. Structure Leads to Freedom 138
16. Stu's Recipe for Heart-Rate Zones 144
17. Meet Your New Training Buddy: A Heart-Rate Monitor 163
18. Create a Customized Training Program 168
Part 3 How to Eat for the Distance 207
19. Generate Energy from Within 211
20. Change Your Diet, Change Your Life 216
21. Make Friends with Fat 232
22. Banish Sugar from Your Diet 247
23. The Promise of Protein 260
24. How Supplements Can Boost Your Body's Natural Power 270
25. Personalize Your Food Strategies 279
Appendix Stu Mittleman Recommends...the Endurance Essentials 294
Index 299
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