Issue 35

Quantum Physiques:Lean without Burning Fat!

It seems amazing that mankind has developed technologies to cook without heat, communicate without wires and store libraries full of information on the head of a pin yet we are completely lost on how to burn our own fat. Fat is not complex stuff. The problem is that everyone is asking the wrong questions.

Fat is only one side of a very simple equation. It is 'inactive' tissue making up part of our body. 'Lean mass' is everything else. Lean mass includes all of the 'active' tissues of the body: skeleton, major organs, brain and muscles. Lean mass is mostly muscle.

Obesity has been defined as 'bodyfat levels greater than 30% of bodyweight'. But we can also define obesity as 'lean mass LESS than 70% of bodyweight'. Both mean exactly the same thing but the latter shifts our focus to the relevant, active, healthy tissues.

The concept of 'burning' fat is an anomaly. If we want to have relatively less fat then we are saying that we want relatively more muscle. This is just basic math. Many people panic at the thought of having 'muscles' but contradictorily want to be 'lean'. 'Muscles' don't mean looking like a professional bodybuilder. Muscles are the only thing covering your skeleton when you have low fat.

The answer is simpler than you could imagine. Food determines your weight. Strength determines your lean mass. Fat is just the difference in between. If you want less fat, then eat less BUT work to maintain or increase your muscular strength. Alternatively you can eat the same and just work to get stronger. Either way, forget 'burning fat'. Your body will take care of that anyway.

So the question then is how to best manipulate your strength? Cardiovascular exercise only makes you stronger when you have to carry around your own excess fat. Weights are the real key. But that's another article. Or for a faster answer, call Quantum Physiques on 3252 2100. Simply follow our plan and achieve your goals and we will give you 25% cash back. Conditions apply so visit us or call for further details. Email or Visit us at 29/25 James Street Fortitude Valley or online



KickBike:Arguably the Best Aerobic Workout Available!


Developed as a cross-training device for elite Nordic athletes 9 years ago, its fusion of acute performance and European style encourages easy transition from gentle broad-walk gliding, to a low impact, full-on total body, aerobic workout. It's about spirited people, a funky motion and a liberating sensation.

Even if your workout is the gentle broad-walk stroll, you can still expect to stretch your hamstring, strengthen and tone your quadriceps and calf muscles, as well as trim down and firm up your thighs and buttocks! You will also strengthen your diagonal lower abdominals, lower back and shoulders. Not bad results from just having a bit of fun.

KICKBIKING, generates a low impact foot strike, as your body weight is principally supported by the stationary leg. This significantly reduces shock to the knees and lower extremities. Injury prevention is further enhanced by not fixing you to a specific position, which reduces muscle stiffness, strain and the chance of injury. All you need to do is remember to change legs regularly.

So the Kickbike will give you all the benefits of running without the high impact that causes most injuries. In fact because of the low impact, and the targeted muscle groups, it gives athletes the chance to start training a lot earlier in their rehabilitation process.

Alternatively if you increase the pace for twenty minutes at good Kickbike pace, you will get all the above body benefits as well as an aerobic workout equal to an hours cycling.

So forgo the nip and tuck, and kick your butt into shape on a KICKBIKE. It's the simplest, safest and most enjoyable way to reduce fat and/or improve your fitness!

Visit or for more information contact Bruce Cook on Ph 1300 854257- Mobile 0407 699884 - email

Health warning: Side effects include toned legs, pert buttocks and a sense of wellbeing. Please moderate usage.



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Festive Ice Cream Ring Serves: 8

Ingredients: 600ml Australian Cream 1 x 395g can Australian Condensed Milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/3 cup pureed raspberries or strawberries 1 tablespoon cherry brandy or port 2 tablespoons creme de menthe liqueur 1/4 cup shelled pistachio nuts, chopped 1/4 cup glace cherries, chopped 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1 punnet fresh raspberries, for serving

Method: 1. Combine cream, condensed milk and vanilla in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until mixture has doubled in size and is thick and creamy. 2. Divide the mixture into two. Add the pureed raspberries and cherry brandy to one half and the creme de menthe, pistachios, cherries and coconut to the other. 3. Pour the raspberry mixture into a wetted 1 litre or 20 cm ring tin. Top with the creme de menthe mixture and freeze until firm. Unmould and fill the centre with raspberries prior to serving. All recipes tested using standard 250 ml cup and 20 ml tablespoon.

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"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday"

John Wayne (1907 - 1979)

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