Surge Rapid Fat Loss
By Nick Nilsson - Review
by Rahul Alvares
book on fat loss, "Metabolic Surge" by Nick
Nilsson makes very interesting reading as well. Not a
book for the faint of heart, "Metabolic Surge"
is loaded with the most intense and effective techniques
for fat loss youll ever find.
Surge" is about losing fat quickly. Are you smirking?
You dont believe fat loss can be accomplished fast.
No, I am not talking of losing ten pounds over the weekend.
I am a bodybuilder and I am not interested in losing muscle
I am talking
about hardcore results in thirty six days. I am talking
about training with techniques so powerful you will be
left spellbound as you watch your fat melt away into nothingness.
When Nick decided
to write a book on fat loss he knew what he was doing.
Why the words "fast" fat loss? If you are a
bodybuilder with any experience in dieting and fat loss
you should know that over a period of time the body adapts
to anything. That means your best results will come mostly
in the begining before your body realizes what you are
I have tried
ketonic diets that gave me great results for about two
weeks. Then my metabolism slowed to a crawl and all my
gains came to a screeching halt. I dropped my calories
further only to realize that I had now slipped into muscle
burning and fat storing mode!
My point is
that if you want to keep your gains continuous, you are
going to have to trick your body into letting the fat
go, not fight a headlong battle against it. After all,
you are up against thousands of years of evolution.
dodge, parry, sidestep, and duck. These are the guerilla
techniques Nick will teach you in "Metabolic Surge"
to keep your metabolism racing and switching in so many
different directions, it will be an obvious victory for
your fat loss battle. The key and the part I like
most about "Metabolic Surge" is to keep
the body guessing!
Now, if you
have tried low intensity exercises for fat loss then you
will know that they have their limitations too. Nick has
included some amazing intensity training in the cardio
section that will most definitely produce results. Complete
down to the last detail, "Metabolic Surge" includes
everything from nutrition, exercises, reps, to lesser
known techniques like "Muscle Rounds," Lactic
Acid Training and even overtraining in a controlled fashion.
Rounds" was a very interesting concept for me. Taking
advantage of the body in a vulnerable stage, Nick uses
"Muscle Rounds" to actually make quick muscle
gains on a fat loss program. Thats evil Nick! You
dont need a major calorie deficit on this program.
That is because Nick effectively manages to manipulate
body hormones to keep the body in a permanent fat loss
The only drawback
to "Metabolic Surge" is that is a very intensive
program. Though Nick has also included a preparatory section
for the novice trainee I still dont see no old ladies
training on this program.
Note: a scaled-down version of the full Metabolic
Surge program has been added since the review. This version
is appropriate for a beginner to intermediate trainer.]
Also the low-carb
approach makes an important feature in this program. I
know from personal experience that the low-carb diet is
a difficult act to follow. Some people may not even be
able to do so for medical reasons. Nick has included a
variation for the people who cant follow the low-carb
method, but I think this will still limit the results
you might obtain compared to using the original program.
Surge" is the most excellent compilation of fat loss
techniques Ive ever come across. All the secrets
jealously and unfairly guarded for decades by the best
fat loss experts, namely bodybuilders, are now available
in this one brilliant book. A must have for the bodybuilder
who trains with intensity!
UPDATE: Metabolic Surge 2.0
The New Surge packs a punch
over the Original Surge like The Dark Knight does over
What I really like about
the New Surge is that it combines one of my favorite books
with this truly amazing fatloss program. The book Im
talking about is Specialization Training also authored
by Nick Nillison.
For those of you who dont
know already, I am an obsessive compulsive bodybuilder
and I cant deny that Im not often caught sucking
my thumb glued to my computer screen as I combine programs
to create the best and most updated one for myself. Only
a couple of days ago I had narrowed down my list to EDT
by Charles Staley, Maximum Muscle Explosion and Specialization
Training by Nick Nillison and Westside Barbell Training
by Louis Simmons.
The only trouble is that
each one of these programs requires you to be faithful
to it for atleast a month if not more. The impatient bodybuilder
in me kept nagging at the idea of being able to combine
some of these programs. So I sat for hours and in the
end I did manage a few decent combinations. I was pleased
But knowing Nick I should
have realized that he was probably thumb sucking his way
to some new bodybuilding programs too (except that in
his case whilst doing so he probably also had a couple
of dumbells glued to his earlobes while he dangled upside
down from the cealing chandelier!). So just when I thought
I was holding the ten commandments Nick comes chasing
down the mountain with the updated list!
What Im really thrilled
about is that the New Surge combines Specialization Training
with one of the most effective fatloss programs. Actually
the New Surge has about six different programs combining
Surge with bodyweight training, level 1 training (a milder
version for beginner bodybuilders), Stink training ( for
those exercises you suck at!) and Muscle Surge (a version
of Surge geared more at gaining muscle; one Im also
very interested in!)
One other advantage of the
New Surge is that it incorporates almost all the intensity
techniques you would ever have to use as a bodybuilder.
And if you know Nick then you know that the New Surge
is definitely going to be one of the most brutal violent
programs youve ever tried out.
Believe me when I say that
after youve been through lactic acid training, cluster
training, high rep partials and triple drop rebounds even
a stint at a second world war refugee camp will seem like
a pleasant relaxing vacation in the Bahamas!