Preview: Body of evidence

Examining precisely where you carry your unwanted pounds on the outside could reveal much about your body’s inner workings, and hold the key to getting lean and boosting performance. Kerry McCarthy delves into the world of BioSignature.



by Kerry McCarthy

Runners come in all shapes and sizes. Fat, lean, pear-shaped, apple-shaped – our sport is an inclusive one. Chances are, though, that whatever your shape, you’re not quite happy with it. Still sporting a bit of a beer belly? Bingo wings refusing to budge? Well help is at hand.

Poliquin BioSignature Modulation is a new way of looking at your bodily make-up. It’s the brainchild of Canadian strength coach Charles Poliquin, and holds that hormonal imbalances are often the culprit of stubborn body fat storage and other health concerns including poor sleep, low energy, impaired cognitive function, training plateaus and more.

Therefore, the best way for you as an individual to lose weight and hit your goals is to go beyond the simple statistics of calories in versus calories out, and instead correct your hormonal imbalances through tactical tweaks to your lifestyle.

If you’re like me, you’ll be a natural sceptic about this kind of thing. Doesn’t conventional fitness wisdom hold that you can’t spot-reduce fat? But putting my open-minded head on, I went to find out more from personal trainers and BioSignature specialists Momentum Training (momentum-training.com) and agreed to follow a BioSignature programme for three months to gauge its efficacy. I was astonished at the results.

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