Meet The Experts – The ROSE Method

Meet The Experts – The ROSE Method

Gymbox VPT Anastasis Tzanis has developed the ROSE method – a four step process to improve one's health and achieve the ideal body composition. Have a read and with any luck you can all come up smelling of roses.


Why body composition is important?

Have you ever considered why so many people want to improve their body composition? While the answer will be different for a variety of people, good body composition is indicative of good health. The image of strong man, or woman, with a low percentage of body fat is almost the opposite of that of a sick person.

Why thinking only about exercise might not be enough?

Gym-goers are very likely to have an extra interest in that. Hard work in the gym doesn't always translate into the desirable results. Extra cardio session do not always lead to a lean body, and weight training doesn't always increase muscle mass.

Now if you think that diet doesn't play a role in your body composition, please read no further – this article is not for you. While many diets are available promising weight loss, fat loss, or increase of vitality, the majority work only for some people or even worse only for a short period of time. In my opinion that is not a coincidence, and unless one takes a structured approach to her/his health it is almost impossible to get the size or percentage of body fat she/he wants, and maintain it! For that reason I developed the ROSE method. A structured way to build one's health in solid foundations, and achieve the optimal body composition.

ROSE method is a four step process to improve ones health and achieve the ideal body composition! The four steps involve:

1. Removal of pathogens

2. Optimisation of metabolism

3. Support of detoxification

4. Exercise with adequate nutritional support

1. Removal of pathogens

Pathogens exist in more ways than most people think. Aside from viruses and bacteria pathogens include foods we are allergic to and toxins (such as xenoestrogens). The presence of pathogens can manifest in many ways in ones' health. From fatigue, excess cravings, hormonal imbalance, digestive problems and migraines, pathogens can impair our ability to function normally. Pathogens can directly affect our metabolism by poisoning our mitochondria (our body's energy warehouse) and thus reduce our ability to produce ATP. When removing pathogens, the key area of focus is the gut. If your bowel movement is not averaging 2-3 times a day, it is very likely you are hosting pathogenic bacteria. A stool test can help identify the pathogenic bacteria, fungus and viruses. Similarly a food intolerance test will identify the foods that work as poison for the body.


2. Optimisation of metabolism

Weight management and mitochondria optimisation is at the heart of the second step. We know that the body functions differently when we have excess weight. The same hormones that will suppress appetite in a lean body, will be inducing appetite in an overweight individual. To improve one's metabolism means getting control of his/her blood sugar regulation! Many markers are used to monitor that, some available for testing at home! A comprehensive cardiovascular test can also shed some light into the current state of ones metabolism and help identify the "skin fats". DNA testing is also used at this step.

3. Support of detoxification

When one reaches the third state he/she is ready to safely detoxify. It's not a coincidence that often detox diets make people sick. These people are just not healthy enough to cope with the very energy demanding process of detoxification. Detoxification happens in every cell of our body all the time, whether we are following a detox protocol or not. Supporting ones detoxification process means encouraging the excretion of toxins from the body through the liver, kidneys and lungs. When practiced safely the effects can be amazing. The opposite is observed for those with a weak immune system.


4. Exercise with adequate nutritional support

You may think it as a no-brainer that exercise is necessary for improving one's health and body composition. This is true, however the type of exercise will dictate the needs for nutritional support for this individual. You wouldn't expect a sprinter and a marathon runner to share the same meal, would you?

So if you're interested in improving your body's composition, start thinking about the above four elements in the order mentioned. By addressing one at a time you will find that your percentage of fat and muscle tissue will slowly and steadily reach your ideal.

If you have any questions about the ROSE system you can book a 30 mins free phone session with Anastasis here.

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