Why pHx, What, When, How, and Where

Meta Living Design is often asked why do pHx™, what does it look like, how is it different, when to do it, and finally the details of how to learn it and where to practice it. Well the reason why is simple really, here’s a glimpse.

Strength and endurance conditioning has been developed upon the simple principle of Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands (SAID). All living creatures in nature stay strong based on this same principle. What’s different about human beings is our minds, it’s how we can ensure our survival, but only if we figure out how to restore the connection between mind and body fast whenever needed.

Acid base equilibrium is required for all cells to fire at capacity, and the pHx sequence functions to normalize body pH to achieve Peak Metabolic Potential without stress (stress of any kind will acidify the body). Don’t get me wrong, this is okay for basic SAID conditioning, but not enough for who we are as human beings. Fortunately with our contemporary scientific knowledge we are capable of designing exercise based on the principle of pH fitness.

This is where pHx comes in. It’s simple yet scientific, matching our physiologic complexity with anatomical perfection for ease and speed. It’s performed as a quick cardio-vascular warm-up at regular speed, a muscle-conditioning workout at a faster speed, and cool-down at a slower speed. When heart rate is spiked without oxygen debt at all degrees of performance while providing a dynamic stretch through natural range of motion of the entire musculature utilizing multi-planar multi-joint movements executed from a stabilized core, the sequence-specific series is designed to balance the neural-endocrine, circulatory, and musculo-skeletal systems under conditions of biochemical balance, integrating mind and body.

As a cool down pHx works to balance V02max in both small and large muscles. And perhaps more importantly the unique routine restores rapid homeostasis specifically to each of the systems of the body under conditions of acid base equilibrium (no hyperventilation at any degree of intensity). With the restoration of biochemical balance, the acceleration of metabolism beyond what’s normal for exercise, provides an advancement for recovery and adaptation dramatically improving conditioning, weight loss, and cellular regeneration.

As a workout it awakens the five anatomical groups of organs and glands in the order they normally wake up. But it does so in 5 to 15 minutes rather than the three hours it takes otherwise. So performance of pHx first thing in the morning drastically facilitates how fast we can completely wake up and focus ourselves physically, emotionally and mentally for long hours of concentration without back pain or fatigue (at any age). Plus you don’t have to feel guilty if you don’t have time to get to the gym today, pHx easily meets your exercise requirement.

For details on What, When, How, and Where you’re invited to BodyFitLife.com


If static stretching doesn’t work, what does?

Doing my program this morning I noticed the comforting warmth that  spreads through my whole body releasing all the muscles as soon as I begin the sequence of exercises, and which leaves me with the feeling of resilience, and having stretched inside and out. It lead me to think about what was happening.

What would elicit such a wonderful feeling of supple elasticity during exercise without huffing and puffing or getting tired and overheated, or doing any static stretching beforehand? My heart rate and metabolism were going up, that was one thing, but then it does so with any other cardiovascular warm-up. What was the difference?

There’s two distinct groups of muscles that make two types of body movements. The large muscles, the muscles of strength that reach for things, and the small muscles close to the bone that repel and push things away. A balanced combination of these two muscle groups gives flexibility (capable of bending without injury). If one group of muscles dominates the other, the body is weak and inelastic. (e.g. Tiger Woods developed problems when the putting muscles of dexterity became imbalanced with the large driving muscles). Elasticity is is the midpoint between a body that is musclebound and one that has atrophied due to insufficient exercise. The dictionary defines elasticity as the ability of a muscle to stretch and  quickly recover its shape and size.

Doing a program that includes all the movements necessary for a complete kinaesthetic expression of the body in 5 to 15 minutes gives the greatest economy. How does the pHx™ program achieve flexibility through ROM and balance VO2max in both muscle groups at Peak Metabolic Potential™ (PMP™). The specialized pHx DynaStretch technique achieves both an isotonic and isometric stretch of all muscle groups. For example, the Transverse Abdominal (TVA) is a very important stabilizer of the low-back. It is the deepest of the abdominal muscles and the only one that runs horizontal. It activates prior to the muscles of the hips and thorax. The TVA is required for all integrated movements. If the TVA is weak it will allow bulging of the anterior abdominal wall increasing lordosis in the low-back and will also create a lateral bulge in (forward bending) or extension (back bending). For this reason all the exercises in the Body’Fit pH Fitness series begin by engaging the TVA isometrically n the correct foot position and body posture.

T0 fulfill the pre-requisite of muscle balance with weight bearing pull ups an body weight press downs for core efficacy, exercise needs to be designed with no competition for oxygen between large and small muscles or between deep organs. It’s necessary to open up the entire vascular network in the body, not just in the working muscles (so no huffing and puffing even though heart rate is at training levels). When all the tissues in the body, not just muscle tissue, become metabolically active for a higher overall BMR and MR there’s no overheating caused by deep vessel constriction. I especially like that there’s no metabolite build-up in muscles due to restoration of acid base equilibrium – resulting in faster conditioning, immune resilience, and easier weight loss. To find out more about why there’s almost no muscle soreness or stiffness after a long and vigorous muscle building session by including Body’Fit pHx™ with your sports specific warm-up cool down, google pH fitness…


Try pHx™ Dynamic Stretching

When I set out to identify the exact exercise sequence and pattern that could radically reduce the time it takes to reach peak physical condition for the 2010 Olympic games, I knew it was a daunting task. How do you maximize the metabolic electric potential for sports performance in as little as 5 to 15 minutes without disrupting chemical balance of body pH? How do you balance V02max in all the muscles that fast without making the body acidic? These are the critical questions since most exercise deaths are the result of heart attack. Body pH balance is necessary for heart health, conditioning speed, and overtraining injury prevention/recovery. A revolutionary dynamic stretching warm-up cool down that can rapidly restore body pH balance at the same time that it equalizes V02max in all muscles, is required to achieve pH fitness at Peak Metabolic Potential™ (PMP™). Almost four decades of testing and research has produced Body’Fit pH Fitness™ (short form… pHx™), It’s now possible for sports athletes to get More Out of Exercise™ without acid pH stress in 5 to 15 minutes depending on the speed and rep pattern of the 24 movement/ breathing exercises in the Body’Fit pHx routine. 


Motivation | Focus | Readiness

As Olympic celebrations in Beijing fade in our memory and excitement builds for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, we are reminded once again what makes an outstanding athlete great… the same thing that makes us all great: motivation, focus, and readiness. It’s not something we’re born with so much, as it is what we do with what we were born with. Sports performance coaching better prepares our athletes… by working directly with the physical foundation. Boost body voltage/connectivity for mental focus, deep oxygen reserves for emotional motivation, and muscle balance for physical readiness all-in-one in minutes with pH Fitness. … protect yourself from overtraining.

Typically body pH becomes more and more acidic the faster and harder the workout, Body’Fit pH Fitness™ (or pHx™) has the opposite effect. The harder and faster you do the pHx routine, the faster body pH is returned to normal alkaline balance.