Monday, June 8, 2009

Worth a read.....

After receiving my e mail update from T-nation I browsed down to see what articles were in this edition, I came across 'Deconstructing Paul Chek' by Chris Shugart.
Basically Chris Shugart had an interview with Paul Chek, it went on and on for 4 hours, instead of writing an article, in the end Chris has just bullet pointed lots of bits from Paul Chek for all to read through.

My hubby Paul is working through the Levels of the C.H.E.K. certification program he mentions during in the interview and I completed the Holistic Lifestyle Coach programme back last November.
I found alot of the stuff is in depth and I am still working through it all trying to educate myself, also trying to be realistic in which bits I can work into my life etc.
a worthwhile read is his book 'Eat, Move and Be Healthy', this gives you the outline and delivers it at the base level.

Anyway, there is alot of info in the interview and you have to be quite open when reading, personally I personally feel and see the CHEK approach to Exercise and Nutrition as these are the areas we have both explored, the spiritual side that he is heading in alongside these two areas does interest me but I am yet to delve into this, so am still very open when reading this.

I have pulled some of the points from his interview that sit with me -

  • I've been doing this for 22 years hardcore. That's a lot of study and work. I've done the equivalent of three or four Master's degrees in the last ten years. This isn't a haphazard, light duty job for me. This is 15 to 18 hours a day, every day. It's all I really enjoy doing. It's all I care to do. This is what I came here to do.
  • My job isn't necessarily to make people happy. My job is to tell them the truth.
  • The same people who criticize what I do are in the gym using Swiss balls and don't even realize I'm the guy who started that! When I started that everybody said I was a fucking idiot. Now they're rolling around on the balls and don't even know where the hell it came from!
  • It's only through a healthy body that you can have a functional, rational mind. One of the main reasons I train my body is so that my mind works effectively
  • Everything we see going on in exercise, resistance training, bodybuilding – if it's not spiritualized and it's not managed, then it becomes a dysfunction.
    So what do you see? You see all sorts of one hit wonders that win a bodybuilding contest once as an amateur and you never see them again. Why? Because they hurt their back, they hurt their neck, they exhaust their adrenal glands, and they gain so much weight after one contest that they can never lose it again without extreme dietary practices, and that puts them further and further into the hole.
  • If you don't want to have problems, eat real food. Stop eating all this cheap crap. I've had multi-millionaires and world-class professional athletes in my office tell me that organic food is too expensive.
    I walk them to the window and point to their $140,000 sports car and say, "Eat that fucker then! Because when you die they aren't going to bury that son of a bitch with you!"
    It's just a matter of getting your priorities right. The more toxic your body is, the lower your quality of life is.
  • The people who say that organic food is no better then regular are what's technically known as controlbots. A controlbot is somebody whose mind has been taken over by corporate entities or religion or anybody who has an agenda.
    The people who say organic food is no better are equivalent to people who don't have enough mental capacity to ask and answer their own questions. They are puppets for the media. All they're doing is regurgitating the garbage that's been fed to them by people who have a strategic plan.
  • Whey proteins are not created equal. I work with cancer patients. If you want to make a cancer patient sick, feed them cheap whey protein. I have to use organic, raw, cold processed, 80-dollar-a-can protein powder to help these people.
  • Drink half your body weight in ounces of water a day. If you weigh 200 pounds you have to put 100 ounces of water into the system a day to effectively clean it, detoxify it, and energize the body.
  • Always go for the highest quality food you can. The highest quality is certified organic. When it comes to meat, always go for free-range
  • Eating according to your metabolic type is brutally simple, and I can't believe so many idiots keep saying that it's bullshit.
    Metabolic typing is nothing other than finding the right ratio of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates for your unique needs which change based on your racial or ethnic origin, what part of the world your parents originated from, and what your body's biological and environmental needs are.
  • The guy right beside you may be a protein type. On the other side you might have a carb type. Yet you're sitting at a seminar in the year 2006 where they're telling you an athlete should eat 70% carbohydrate and only 30% fat and protein for best performance! And who's sponsoring the conference? Fuckin' Gatorade!

If you want the whole thing including the spiritual stuff, get a cup of tea, oooppss - glass of water :) and have a read -

Happy Monday everyone, Shar x


Frankie said...

interesting article. Thanks for that Shar.

Top End Girl said...

Hi Shar, Yeah I was trying to get into it as well, it's pretty good!

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