The Secret To Burning Fat: Unlocking the Power of This ONE Muscle

March 13


Hey there, friend. Let’s talk about that stubborn fat that just won’t seem to budge, no matter how hard you try. You know the one – the extra weight around your midsection that seems to stick around no matter how much you diet or exercise. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? But what if I told you that the key to unlocking your body’s fat-burning potential might lie in a muscle you’ve probably never even heard of – the iliopsoas muscle?

Picture this: you’re on a journey to a healthier, happier you, but there’s a roadblock standing in your way. That roadblock is chronically high cortisol levels, which can wreak havoc on your metabolism and sabotage your efforts to shed unwanted fat. And guess what? The tight iliopsoas muscle could be a big part of the problem. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you understand why addressing this muscle is crucial for your fat-loss journey.

Debunking Myths and Misconceptions

Let’s clear the air on some common myths surrounding fat loss. Many people believe that simply cutting calories and ramping up exercise is the key to shedding pounds. While diet and exercise are important, they’re not the whole story. High cortisol levels, often triggered by stress, can hinder fat burning and lead to stubborn belly fat. By addressing cortisol levels and the tightness of the iliopsoas muscle, you can make your fat-loss journey more achievable and sustainable.  Learn more on how to release and normalize the Iliopsoas muscle in our “Breakthrough Exercise Class.”  It’s held every week online.

Why Does This Muscle Get So Tight?

This muscle is tight in over 78% of Americans according to experts.  The reasons why include:

  • Excess Stress & Anxiety: This muscle is directly connected to your autonomic nervous system. It contracts and shortens during times of stress. When chronic, it can lead to hyperactive micro contractions that persist even at rest.
  • Sit Too Much: Sitting directly shortens this muscle. The longer you sit, the shorter it gets. Shortening leads to weakness and weakness leads to dysfunction.
  • Sedentary Lifestyle: When you move less, this muscle gets weak faster. It loses circulation and the ability to relax and normalize.

The method to release and normalize the Iliopsoas muscle requires skilled instruction. It requires more than a 1min read. See below on how to get this important training.

More Ways To Control Cortisol and Burn More Fat

  1. Practice Stress Management Techniques: Incorporate relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, or spending time in nature to lower cortisol levels and promote fat loss. (Reference: Journal of Obesity)
  2. Prioritize Sleep: Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night to regulate cortisol levels and support optimal fat metabolism. Create a bedtime routine and ensure your sleep environment is conducive to restful sleep. (Reference: PLoS One)
  3. Include Adaptogenic Herbs: Incorporate adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola, or holy basil into your daily routine to help your body adapt to stress and balance cortisol levels. (Reference: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

Recap and Inspiration

So, what does success look like? Picture yourself feeling lighter, more energized, and confident in your body. By taking steps to control cortisol levels and address the tight iliopsoas muscle, you’re unlocking your body’s natural fat-burning potential. As Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” It’s time to try a new approach and see the difference it can make in your fat-loss journey.

Next Steps

Ready to dive deeper into the science of fat loss and cortisol control? Consider signing up for a workshop or online class to learn more about how to optimize your health and achieve your wellness goals. Remember, the journey to a healthier, happier you starts with taking that first step.

Are you ready to take control of your fat-loss journey and unlock your body’s full potential? Let’s do this together. Sign up now to get this important training.


ko, james


About the Author

I love helping people get healthy, strong and energized. As a Health, Nutrition & Performance Specialist, a Sports Physical Therapist, and Weight Loss Scientist, I'm confident I can help you. As an Over 50 Dad of two, you can trust I walk the walk and know my way around staying young even when super busy.


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