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What Is SABER?

Everyone is born an athlete. You are an athlete--it's my mission to remind your body what it was built to do.

You are amazing. This is a fact. You were born amazing. You are the DIRECT descendant of the tenacious humans that survived the toughest period in human history. Your ancestors outran, outwitted, and outlasted the scariest mammalian apex predators to ever walk the earth, and that was during an Ice Age...and they successfully hunted wooly mammoths with spears! You were born to beat the Sabertooth Tiger. Supreme fitness is your birthright....it is encoded into every cell of your body. Take back what is already yours!


Your ancestors were amazing, because they had to be. They got there through high-intensity, functional, multi-joint movements. The Supramaximal Athlete Building Exercise Regimen (SABER) protocol is all about functional fitness, and SABER replicates the speed and intensity of your ancestors fight for survival. Everything that we are going to do is designed to get you to where you want to be as efficiently and effectively as possible. The routines that you will perform have been tested and perfected for years and over 100s of classes. SABER, in short, is a series of sets of an exercise(s) involving short bursts of maximal, flat-out, redline effort followed by a "rest" period.  Short Sprint, Recover, Repeat. Frequent and intense guided activity along with active recovery is the basis of the protocol. SABER is how you will get it done.


I spent years researching fitness and nutrition...cracking the code. This protocol has worked on a LOT of people. You don't have to go it alone. Your age doesn't matter. Your starting fitness level doesn't matter. EVERYONE is capable of being in the best shape of their lives this year. If you let me guide you--you will get there. You will become that amazingly athletic person that you were born to be. Let's demystify fitness...it's not complicated.


Post-beach boot camp breakfast with some of my athletes.
The gains and benefits that you can expect:
  • An injury-proofed body
  • Faster
  • Leaner
  • Stronger
  • Higher energy levels
  • Positive re-enforcement 
  • Increased Bone Density
  • Stronger Ligaments
  • Healthier Cartiliage
  • Improved Hormone Levels
  • Anti-Aging 
  • Low Inflammatory Diet
  • Fun--it's intense, and it going to be difficult, but you are going to have fun.
  • Challenged--no matter what your fitness level, you will be presented with the correct level of challenge to make you a better athlete.
  • Customized training
    • I work around areas of concern
    • I focus on hitting your goals
    • All the nutrition advice that you want
    • No repeat workouts.
You don't need a gym, but you can certainly train SABER at one.  You don't need machines. You don't need weights.  You will never curl or squat your way out of a jam. You will be doing very few single-joint/single-muscle movements, to avoid developing an unbalanced and unnatural physique. You will be challenged with functional, tactical, natural, multi-joint/muscle movements that are designed to bring out the best version of you that is hidden inside. With Sabertooth Fitness, you will learn that the world is your training facility.  

Show up and train!  Excellence is on it's way. 

Benefits of SABER

There is a growing body of work that supports the muscle building, cardio strengthening, and fat burning benefits of a Supramaximal Athlete Building Exercise Regimen (SABER). Supramaximal training is the single most effective way to increase VO2 Max, which is the maximum capacity of an individual's body to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise, and this reflects the physical fitness of the individual. SABER also increases HGH levels. You will switch to burning fat as your body's preferred fuel. Oh, you may live longer, too. If you stick with this, it will change your body. There are too many benefits to cover on a single page.

It is super-hard to properly pace yourself to squeeze out this sort of performance. That's why most people benefit from coaching.

Improve your strength and endurance:

His (Dr. Izume Tabata) research followed extensive monitoring of Japan's speed skating team in the early 1990s when he – along with the team's coach Irisawa Koichi – noticed that short bursts of brutally hard exercise seemed to be at least as effective as hours of moderate training.

Tabata set out to show this with a simple experiment. One group of moderately trained students performed an hour of steady cardiovascular exercise on a stationary bike five times a week. The other group did a 10-minute warmup on the bike, followed by four minutes of Tabata (Supramaximal) intervals, four times a week – plus one 30-minute session of steady exercise with two minutes of intervals.


The results were startling. After six weeks of testing, the group following Tabata's plan – exercising for just 88 minutes a week – had increased their anaerobic capacity by 28% and their VO2 max, a key indicator of cardiovascular health and maximal aerobic power, by 15%. The control group, who trained for five hours every week, also improved their VO2 max, but by 10% – and their training had no effect on anaerobic capacity.

"We have also measured increases in heart size after three weeks of doing the protocol," says Tabata. "And there is also forthcoming research that shows that it lowers the risk of diabetes in humans, something we have already shown in rats."

Another soon-to-be-published finding, which Tabata describes as "rather significant", shows that the Tabata protocol burns an extra 150 calories in the 12 hours after exercise, even at rest, due to the effect of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. So while it is used by most people to get fit – or by fit people to get even fitter – it also burns fat.

Burn more calories:


“The magnitude of EPOC increases with increased exercise intensity for both submaximal and supramaximal exercises…As such, it has been speculated that the increased metabolic rate associated with EPOC is one of the primary contributing factors to the success of high intensity interval training (HIIT) programs for weight loss.” 
https://www.nsca.com/Education/Articles/Hot-Topic-Role-of-EPOC-in-Weight-Loss/


This increase can be up to an additional 15% of the calories burned during the initial exercise session. It may not seem like a lot, but four 1,000 calories sessions in a week, can yield an EPOC boost of 600 calories in one week.  After three months, that’s 48,000 calories burned directly and 7,200 calories burned via the metabolic boost.  Two additional pounds of fat burned with zero additional effort is no joke. Since you burn off about 100 calories/mile from walking, you’d need to walk an additional 72 miles just to burn off the bonus (EPOC) calories. Pure cardio burns fat very effectively, but once you stop moving, you cease burning the fat. Pure cardio takes A LOT longer. Pure cardio can wear down joints and lead to repetitive motion injuries.

Live longer and healthier:


"The results of the present study provide evidence that leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is related to regular vigorous aerobic exercise and maximal aerobic exercise capacity with aging in healthy humans.

LTL is not influenced by aerobic exercise status among young subjects, presumably because TL is intact (i.e., already normal) in sedentary healthy young adults.

However, as LTL shortens with aging it appears that maintenance of aerobic fitness, produced by chronic strenuous exercise and reflected by higher VO2max, acts to preserve LTL.

… Our results indicate that leukocyte telomere length (LTL) is preserved in healthy older adults who perform vigorous aerobic exercise and is positively related to maximal aerobic exercise capacity. This may represent a novel molecular mechanism underlying the "anti-aging" effects of maintaining high aerobic fitness."[i]

High-intensity interval-type (HIIT) training also can NATUALLY boosts human growth hormone (HGH) production. A 2003 study published in the journal Sports Medicine found that "exercise intensity above lactate threshold and for a minimum of 10 minutes appears to elicit the greatest stimulus to the secretion of HGH."[i]

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