My Nutrition plan works, but don't just take my word for it, here's proof!
As part of Hull Universities mid season assessment of Hull Kingston Rovers chairman Neil Hudgell also underwent testing to give his health a full MOT.
The results were not good, Neil was borderline Diabetic with high blood pressure (grade 1 hypertension) and the lung age of a 54 year old.
Not being a lab geek I took this to mean that they thought Neil was a fat bloater with just a few years on his clock.
All this in spite of the fact that Neil ran regularly (up to 10 miles three times a week) and only drank on weekends.
That’s when he decided to work with me as the club Nutritionist and attend sessions at my Private Studio in North Ferriby.
The first thing I did was take Neil through my Reclaiming Slim plan, after going through the first month we eased of and he has since been training regularly with me for the last 7 months, after which Neil was once again assessed by Hull University.
Here are his results.
The amount of Sugar you have floating around your blood stream is an indicator of how well your tissues are using the carbohydrates you eat.
Britain is currently facing a potential Diabetes epidemic with more and more overweight people requiring medication and some experts predict that by 2020 the NHS will no longer be able to cope.
In August 2011 Neils Blood glucose range was 5.7, this was at the top end of the range for pre diabetic, in other words if it was to carry on then Neil could potentially develop diabetes.
Perhaps there are non medicational options for people who are borderline diabetic?
In August 2011 Neil had a 140 total cholesterol level which actually wasn’t bad (borderline high is above 200) however after a few months training this had dropped to 126. To be honest, this wasn't a blood marker I was too concerned about as cholesterol readings are no as closely corelated to heart disease as we have been led to believe.
How hard your heart has to work in order to pump blood around you body is critical to your health.
In August 2012 Neil’s blood pressure was 141 over 89. Now it’s a much healthier 136/80.
(to give you an example of how important blood pressure is, you would expect a person with a BP of 120/80 to live 21 years longer than a person who’s BP was 150/91)
Despite not smoking Neil had a lung age of 56, 11 years above his age, now just a few months later, through progressive resistance training with no additional cardio work, Neil’s Lunge age has halved to that of a 26 year old!
Thats right, more than halved!!!
The size of your waist can indicate how likely you are to develop heart disease or diabetes.
In August 2011 Neil had a waist circumference of 37.5 inches placing him in the increasing health risk category. Now he has dropped 4 inches of his waist to a much healthier 33.5 inches.
Neil now has to wear slimmer jeans!
The more fat you carry the lower your energy levels and mental functioning. It also puts you at increased risk for injury, heart disease, certain cancers and hormonal imbalance.
Practically every serious disease known list being overweight as a risk factor.
In August Neil’s body fat was 21.9% putting him in the 50th percentile for his age group (so about average, which shows perhaps what the average health is like in this country!)
when he was retested a few months later this had dropped 8% to 13.6% putting him in the 90th Percentile ( way above average!)
In fact this bodyfat is lower than five of the first team Rugby Players at Hull Kingston Rovers!
Neil also lost just shy of 10kg in weight (about a stone and a half) dropping from 87.5kg to 78.3kg.
Amazingly Neil did not lose any muscle mass during his fat loss which can often happen if a nutrition plan is flawed.
Maximal Oxygen Uptake (VO2max)
In this test Neil was put on a treadmill with an oxygen mask and then told to keep running for as long as he could whilst they gradually took up the speed and typed in some calculations.
Neil made dramatic improvements on this going from 42.7 to 48.1 in just a few months. The treadmill speed also improved from 15.5 to 17.4 (near the top level!)
Back in August Neil only just managed 19 but thankfully a few months later he added 15 more onto there being able to push out 34. Although this was an improvement Richard added “Neil had just finished an intensive training phase in which he was regularly doing about 45 push ups, I think he was tired when they tested him.
For me its just great to have my work externally verified by Hull University, there are a lot of personal trainers out there who put testimonials on their website which in some cases are fictitious. It’s also great to see my Nutritional Plan validated.
Unlike so many of the silly crash diets out there, by following my Nutrition plan in Reclaiming Slim people can do so much more than just drop fat but can also dramatically improve their health, and keep it.
Neil and I are now working to further improve his results for the next batch of test :)
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