Biotest Hot Rox
No matter how you spell it, Biotest Hot-Rox has some pretty
big claims to live up to...
In the face of the decline of Ma-huang / Ephedra products in the U.S. Biotest
have come out with a fat burner they claim to be incredibly
effective. I (Pete) haven't tried it at time of writing, but am anxiously waiting
for my training to settle down so I can get on a diet and give this stuff a
blast. I will of course let you know the results. until then I will leave you
with the the "story so far".
Update - July. Started on a low carb/ketogenic
diet about 4 weeks ago. I started taking Biotest Hot Rox about
2 weeks ago, allowing time for the initial weight loss to subside. Initial reports
are as follows... Appetite suppressed by a significant degree, even when living
on protein powder, water and Udo's Oil. Added 8Km row on the water
rower every morning (weekdays). weekends are relaxed somewhat, i.e. a few
beers / bottles of wine, and high carb's on one of the days. So far, the appetite
suppressant effects have been of most benefit, also an energy boost more than
what I'd expected that pushes me through the 40 minute 8Km row followed by the
daily 2 mile dog walk with small child on back. I can't say I've noticed any
particular body temperature rise, but I did find sleeping impossible when I
took an extra dose late one evening. Don't know if it was related to the Hot-Rox,
but it hasn't happened since.
Obviously 2 weeks isn't enough to determine how effective Biotest Hot-Rox is,
but I should have more results in a month or so. Keep an eye on this space for
further details. Also worth checking out is this BRAND
NEW Rowing machine set to knock Concept II of it's dominant perch. An excellent
alternative to the attractive WaterRower.
We've Made Ephedra Obsolete!
by Tim Patterson
with Bill Roberts and Cy Willson
Bottom line, we've made ephedra and the current crop of fat-loss supplements
This is definitely not an overstatement.
What makes our invention so valuable and unique? First of all, it's far more
effective at burning off body fat than anything that's ever been on the market.
Furthermore, unlike ephedra-based formulas, it doesn't down-regulate beta-receptor
sites and become ineffective over time.
And get this… It also increases protein synthesis and the natural production
of anabolic substrates (in both men and women). In other words, it may actually
help to preserve or even build muscle mass.
Even better yet, all of these metabolic benefits are sustained, around the
clock, week after week, as long as you continue to take the formula.
We honestly believe that we've developed the fat-loss phenomenon that everyone's
been hoping for. Ever since the ripped look's become the passionate desire of
every body-conscious individual, there's been a quest for a fat burner that,
in addition to continuously melting off adipose tissue, would help to preserve
-- even promote -- muscle-mass gains.
And we've done it! Not only that, it's far more effective than any of us involved
with the project ever dreamed possible.
The name of our fat-loss phenomenon is HOT-ROX, and there's no doubt in our
minds that, after reading what follows, you'll be a believer, too.
What's the Big Deal with Ephedra, Anyway?
Why is everyone so focused on adrenergic compounds, like ephedra? A better
thermogenic mousetrap should've replaced them years ago. Unfortunately, instead
of being innovative, supplement companies became complacent, relying heavily
upon the jitter-buzz factor (not the popular dance of the 1920s, but the feeling
you get from ephedra) to sell their products.
Think about it… If ephedra-based products were all that effective, why are
you reading this article? How many bottles of fat-loss supplements have you
purchased in the last five years, anyway? If you're like most of us, you've
spent a small fortune and you're still not as lean as you want to be.
I don't know why this isn't obvious to everyone, but adrenergic compounds,
in and of themselves, aren't all that powerful. In fact, ephedrine, in the absence
of caffeine, is barely even worth considering as a fat-loss agent. Furthermore,
if you attempt to keep ephedrine levels continuously elevated (24/7), which
is what's required for optimal fat loss, beta receptors eventually down-regulate,
making ephedra even less effective.
Rapid Fat Loss -- A Mission of 2 Tasks
The first thing to understand about fat loss is that almost everyone has the
science backward. They hope that by burning energy, say on a Stairmaster, it
will somehow suck the fat right out of their blurred abs or other problem areas.
This simply isn't true. There is no pipeline through which muscle can pull fat
from adipocytes. There must be ample supplies of fatty acids in the bloodstream
to use as fuel or the muscle burns itself!
People also hope that cutting calories will guarantee fat loss. This also isn't
true. Again, energy-burning or energy deficits won't suck fat from the fat cells.
The energy can and often will come from glycogen or muscle protein. And most
important, caloric reduction slows the metabolism and can actually interfere
with fat release!
Once this occurs, you're in a physiological nightmare… a state that not only
makes it nearly impossible to lose any additional body fat, but you also begin
to lose muscle mass as well, leaving you skinny-fat.
Triggering lipolysis is the crucial first step, but you must also support the
burn. If not, it's perfectly plausible to stimulate lipolysis only to have the
fat redistributed back into adipocytes. What a waste of time!
If your goal is to get as lean as possible while maintaining or even gaining
muscle mass, in addition to managing caloric intake, you must successfully accomplish
two and only two critical tasks. Everything else is subordinate to these:
1) Support rapid lipolysis (fat release) while simultaneously minimizing lipogenesis
2) Keep the TCA* cycle primed for maximum, aerobic-metabolic burn.
*Note: The TCA (tricarboxylic acid) cycle is also known as the Krebs cycle
or aerobic metabolism.