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Most of our students of Pliagility are trying to cut fat and subsequently, in most cases, weight. We see too many personal trainers trying to sell magic beans and berries. Don't believe the hype. Stick to the Pliagility Fat Loss Fundamental Basics and you shall be well on your way to the body that you dream of.


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Fat Loss Basics


Reasonable Fat Loss Expectations
  1. Slow Fat Loss Wins the Day. Fast Progress is not sustainable.

  2. Focus on Fat Loss and not Mere Weight Loss. Your weight can have massive fluctuations based on a number of factors including how much water drank in the particular day. Thus, focus on taking regular pictures and taking measurements. The Pliagility Program teaches and has a excellent portal for tracking your fat loss progress.

  3. Plateaus are Normal and Inevitable. Beat plateaus with variety.

  4. Progress is not always linear.

  5. No food stores fat or is bad in of itself. However, a clean high-protein diet is ideal for most people wishing to lose fat and gain lean resilient muscle.

  6. Don't listen to your friends - most don't know what they are doing - this includes many personal trainers and nutrition coaches.

Fat Loss, Nutrition & Dieting
  1. No food is good or bad for weight and fat loss. Some food, though, is better or worse for your overall health.

  2. Losing fat shall occur when you are in a caloric deficit. You need to simply eat less calories than you burn.

  3. The best food for your health is whole foods.

  4. For most people, it is best for your health to eat a high-protein whole food diet. Pliagility includes excellent nutrition advice, guidance and food and compliance log.

  5. Mentality matters more than we realize. We are all, at times, going to binge eat and sabotage ourselves. Thus, we have built into the Pliagility Program a resource for those experiencing personal struggles that are affecting this fat loss journey.

Exercise Fundamentals
  1. For most people three to four days a week of exercise with a health lifestyle is adequate.

  2. Resistance/weight training is essential for a sustainable weight/fat loss program.

  3. Resistance/weight training shall not build females into looking like bodybuilders and shall not build men into looking bulky unless your trainer doesn't know what he or she is doing.

  4. Exercising should be fun and rewarding.

  5. All good personal trainers have a good fitness application that allows you to systematically train and track your progress.


Sean Hayes

CEO, Pliagility
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Any great nutrition and exercise program shall get the body to oxidize carbs and fats and thus burn calories during and after exercise. Pliagility developed a Fitness and Nutrition Program that motivates your body to oxidize carbs and fats and thus burn calories up to a day after exercising. A key component of the Pliagility Program is making your body into a lean, mean calorie burning machine with this Afterburn Effect.


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Afterburn Effect: Burning Calories and Fat Post-Work

Afterburn Effect Explained

The Afterburn Effect or Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) is, in short, the calories burned after the completion of exercise. Thus, an increase in EPOC leads to more calories burned without additional effort post-exercise. Of course, for everyone wanting to get lean - this should be a major goal of any fitness and nutrition program.

Our body's demand for oxygen is measured via V02 testing which measures the volume of oxygen your body uses to convert energy from consumed food to adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is an energy source required to make your muscles work while exercising. This metabolic process in your body, in short, leads to the oxidization of carbohydrates and fats that create the energy required for the needs of our body to move.


How to Produce an Oxygen Debt

The Pliagility Program produces an Oxygen Debt. During the Pliagility Program your breathing shall be unable to provide your body with enough oxygen, thus, producing this Oxygen Debt. An Oxygen Debt is simply the gap between the amount of oxygen delivered and the amount of oxygen demanded by your muscles.


In order for your body to "Pay its Debt" your body needs to consume more oxygen post workout, thus, the Afterburn Effect/EPOC. Thus, you shall be burning calories and even fat after your workout.


The Pliagility Program, a science-based tech-enabled fitness program combines a perfect combination of exertion levels and training durations with cutting-edge modalities and structures to efficiently burn extra calories post-work. Most of our students burn calories from 12 to 20 hours post-work and many burn calories even more than one day after exercise. Yes, with the Pliagility Program you can even burn significant calories in your sleep.


Sean Hayes

CEO, Pliagility

The Pliagility Personal Training Program

Pliagility developed a science-based and data-driven mobile application and training method that is delivered by leading personal trainers and nutrition coaches online and in person.


The Fitness Industry is, sadly, led by many scam marketers and influencers hell-bent on selling, at any cost, bull "BioHacks;" "Scientific Breakthroughs;" "Secret Sauces;" and Magic Berries & Beans. We here at Pliagility were fed up and decided that a better way exists. Thus, over a three-year period and decades of experience our team developed The Pliagility Program after reading, testing and researching the major peer-reviewed literature, programs, diets and supplements. Pliagility can be delivered online and in person. Simply - we are the better Mouse Trap.


(c) 2022. All Rights Reserved. (www.Pliagility.com)



Updated: May 27, 2022

A newish inhaler-looking device called Lumen is on the market and the marketers of the product claims it "hacks" your metabolism and can make your metabolism more "fit" and more "flexible." A Flexible Metabolism is a key to weight loss and overall health. The following review is by Sean Hayes, the CEO of Pliagility.

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Lumen Metabolism Booster

Basics of the Human Metabolism

In short, our metabolism is the process, within our bodies, that takes your consumed calories and burns these calories in order to fuel all our activities from breathing to working out.


So our metabolism is the process in which our calories are burned by our bodies to produce energy.


One of the main goals of those that are overweight is to burn stored fat. Our metabolism burns a mixture of stored fat and carbs. The ratio of carbs to fat changes depending on a variety of factors, including intensity of exercise (low intensity exercises use more fat as energy), if you are in Ketosis and if you are fasting.


Lumen claims that its device can reveal the type of calories being burned. It claims it can tell us if calories from fat or carbohydrates are being burned at the moment of utilization of Lumen.


To use the device you blow into the device in a similar manner in which you would blow into a breathalyzer. Lumen claims it can, via the Lumen testing device, calculate our Metabolic Flexibility and advise on an appropriate diet based on the ratio of fat and carbs being burned. This sounds great, but issues immediately come to mind that proves that Lumen is not a device needed for students of Pliagility.


Metabolic Inflexibility is Real and Dangerous

Metabolic Inflexibility ("mitochondrial indecision") is your body not burning a mix of fat and carbs in an efficient and effective manner. Science-based research links this metabolic danger to diabetes, obesity, cancer, hypertension and circulation issues. However, the solution by Lumen is not necessary. You do not need a device, like the Lumen, to get your metabolism in check.


In most cases, metabolic inflexibility is caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. When you eat whole, unprocessed and a healthy mix of foods, your metabolism, in all but the most extreme situations, shall burn fat and carbs effectively and efficiently. The key is to minimize the consumption of processed foods and follow the Pliagility Nutrition Program and stay lean and strong via the Pliagility Exercise Program.


How Lumen Tracks Metabolic Inflexibility

Lumen, purportedly, provides a score of whether and how much fat your body is burning. A score of 1 means that your body is, primarily, burning fat and thus you should eat more carbs. A score of 5 means you are burning many carbs and thus you need some healthy fats. Between 1 and 5 is purportedly a mix of carbs and fat being burned and you are proposed an eating plan based on this score.


Pliagility Does Not Believe Most Students Need Lumen

Lumen's device and program sounds fine and dandy, but we have a major issue. We should, anyways, be eating healthy and if we do, in all but the most exceptional of cases, we shall not have a metabolic inflexibility issue if we are, also, lean and fit.


The goal is not to find a meaningless short time hack, but to live a healthy lifestyle. We don't need gadgets to live a healthy lifestyle we need knowledge and determination.


However, we here at Pliagility are not opposed to Lumen. If this gadget helps to motivate you to get fit and eat clean - we are all for it.


Pliagility Fitness & Nutrition Program

We developed the Pliagility Program, since the Health & Fitness Industry is led by numerous scam marketers and influencers hell-bent on selling, at any cost, bull "BioHacks;" "Scientific Breakthroughs;" "Secret Sauces;" and Magic Berries & Beans.


I was fed up and decided that a better way exists. Thus, over a three-year period my team developed The Pliagility Program after reading, testing and researching the major peer-reviewed literature, programs, diets and supplements. We have one of the most easy to follow and sustainable science-based tech-enabled fitness program on the market.

Following the Pliagility Program shall Make you Lean, Strong, Resilient & Healthy

The Pliagility Program is based on the best science available, a cutting-edge app and a measurable and trackable matrix that assists to motivate students of Pliagility to become lean, strong and healthy.


We have learned through research and experience that weight training, cardio workouts, and stretching is essential part of every fitness program, but few programs teach and reinforce Muscle Pliability and Muscle Agility Training. Thus, the Pliagility Program was developed. Pliagility is a word invented by us. It is the combination of the words Pliability and Agility.

Muscle pliability is the state of having highly elastic, flexible and resilient muscles. Muscle Pliagility training focuses on developing muscle tissues, connective tissues, joints, and ligaments in order to develop flexible and highly elastic muscles. Muscle pliability exercises combine anaerobic, aerobic and functional training exercises in a fun and rewarding trackable Pliagility Program.

Muscle Agility is the ability of a muscle to act quickly, efficiently and safely. Muscle agility training focuses on developing a strong, lean and healthy body through anaerobic, aerobic and functioning training exercises in a fun, rewarding science-based trackable Pliagility Program.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Sean Hayes and see how the Pliagility Program can help you achieve your fitness and health goals.


Sean Hayes

CEO, Pliagility

The Pliagility Personal Training Program

Pliagility developed a science-based and data-driven mobile application and training method that is delivered by leading personal trainers and nutrition coaches online and in person.


The Fitness Industry is, sadly, led by many scam marketers and influencers hell-bent on selling, at any cost, bull "BioHacks;" "Scientific Breakthroughs;" "Secret Sauces;" and Magic Berries & Beans. We here at Pliagility were fed up and decided that a better way exists. Thus, over a three-year period and decades of experience our team developed The Pliagility Program after reading, testing and researching the major peer-reviewed literature, programs, diets and supplements. Pliagility can be delivered online and in person. Simply - we are the better Mouse Trap.


(c) 2022. All Rights Reserved. (www.Pliagility.com)





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