Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weight Loss Tip: Scheduling The Carb Intake

I've tried this diet program for a month and it actually works! Now, I'm promoting this to a lot of my clients and they are experiencing drastic weight loss!

Key is to limit carbohydrates to breakfast and lunch only.In the evening, past 6pm (or 7pm if you sleep late), just eat fruits or vegetables with moderate protein only. Drink lots of water too. Do this for 4 weeks and watch how your belly fat melt away. Well, I did it and 5 of my clients following this program religiously together with the right exercises.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Badminton, Our New Sport

I know, I know. Everybody used to play badminton and it was the number 1 sport before everybody started to run. I used to play it when I was a kid and it was my PE in U.P. Now inspired by our game in El Nido, Jeffrey and I got our badminton racquets from Toby's last Monday and promised ourselves to play every Saturday.

According to wikipedia, badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles) or two opposing pairs (doubles), who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court that is divided by
a net. Players score points by striking a shuttlecock with their racquet so that it passes over the net and lands in their opponents' half of the court. A rally ends once the shuttlecock has struck the ground, and each side may only strike the shuttlecock once before it passes over the net.

What's good in playing badminton is that it is a total body workout. Arms, legs, trunk and the cardiovascular system are worked hard in this sport. It can be played just for fun but a tinge of competitiveness enables one to have a good burn.

Utilize playing badminton as a variety to your regular workout routine. Trust me, you'll have fun while workingout!

A Shoot with a Star!

Last Wednesday, September 15, I was honored to have a shoot with Ms Universe 2010 4th Runner up, Miss Venus Raj. It was for a segment, abdominal exercises for Pinoy MD in GMA 7 which will be aired on September 19. The shoot took place in the Astoria Plaza Gym. Jeffrey and Mike had their pictures taken with her too.

I coached Venus on stability ball crunches, crunches with a medicine ball, and basic mat crunches. We showed the proper form, proper breathing and proper execution of the exercises. Ms. Raj explained the rationale of these exercises and offer some tips on diet to have a flatter abs.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Just came back from a paradise trip... in El Nido, Palawan! We did all possible things that we can do in our 3 days of stay there. The most memorable of which was kayaking to the lagoons.

Well, what really is kayaking? Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Like canoeing, kayaking is also known as paddling, but is differentiated from the former by the sitfartting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is a boat where the paddler faces forward, legs in front, using a double bladed paddle.

Kayaking is a fun sport but before you try it, have an expert with you to guide you through your paddling. Better to start on a lake or any still water before venturing on a wavy open sea. Make sure that you wear a life vest in case you get tipped over. Wear rowing gloves if you plan to kayak for a long period of time or on rough water.

Kayaking is a good fitness sport. Rowing is a gross movement which entails power coming from the muscles of back, shoulders, arms and stability of the core.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Sport on a Line

Yesterday I was interviewed by Karen for a magazine about slacklining, a new sport popular in the U.S. Jeffrey told me about this when he visited his folks last 4th of July. He saw people watching this guy flipping over a commercial slackline in a department store. Then Karen got one so when she came back from her trip, we decided to use it for Vince.

What is slacklining? It is a balance sport that uses nylon webbing tensioned between 2 anchor points. Basically, the person has to step on the slackline, get his balance and do tricks on it. one can run, walk, flip, moonwalk, etc. There are several types of slacklining : the tricklining (lowlining), the highlining, the waterlining and the yoga slacklining.

Aside from balance, this new sport entails the person to improve his coordination and skills and great focus and concentration. Combining with yoga, one can have a mind and body workout. It can also be used as a cardioworkout as long as movement on the slackline doesn't stop. It can also improve core strength as needed in balance.

Slacklining offers a lot more but most important of all is the great deal of fun that one can get out of this new sport!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Unang Hirit Aqua Aero 2010

We had an aqua aero class shoot, this time from GMA 7's morning show Unang Hirit. Funny though because I had a segment also with ABS-CBN's morning show Umagang Kay Ganda in the same venue.

Umagang Kay Ganda Aqua Aero

I was invited last May of this year to demonstrate an aqua aero class. It was supposed to be in the Astoria Plaza pool, but there were technical difficulties so that early morning we rushed to ACE aqua sports in QC where we shot this segment.

Unang Hirit Gym Exercises

Another video that was newly uploaded. This was shot live in Astoria Plaza. Good thing I live there so I practically went down when my segment was on. Dance routine coupled with gym exercises to have a small waistline. Nice.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ico in Unang Hirit's Fat Burning Video

Just uploaded this post Christmas video..

Ico Rodulfo Fitness Online

At last, we have it. With the help of Jeffrey, we were able to start the Ico Rodulfo Fitness (IRF) Online Training. We planned this for a long time and now it materialized.

It began with a client's request for me to make a program for her without going to the gym. We made the program coupled with videos (check my website, They turned out nice.

By next week we will be putting all my weight loss programs online so a lot can benefit from them. Target will be local and international clients. It will be more interactive for easy monitoring...and fun

Taping for GMA 7's PinoyMD

It was last Sunday when one of GMA 7's staff called to ask if they can shoot a video of me doing exercises with the elderly. Of course, I said yes, so the following day, the crew came at 11am in Astoria. At first they wanted to do a poolside exercise but it was so hot outside so we decided to do it in the gym instead. I'm glad Mrs. Dawson and Tita Chuchay joined me. The entire shoot lasted for 30 minutes... but once again it was fun.