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  • The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout

    GymJunkies.com
    Gym Junkies
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ever wondered how you can build more muscle and get pumped with bodyweight training alone? You’ll be surprised how effective these bodyweight exercises can be for maintaining your muscle and fitness. Here’s how: Instead of requiring you to invest in an assortment of weights, body-weight exercises rely on your own body as the source of resistance for muscle-building activities. If you want to add significant bulk, you may need to graduate from body-weight activities to weight training, but if … The post The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Beautiful Food

    Starling Fitness
    Laura Moncur
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    I was looking through my photos from a trip to Vegas a while ago and I found a picture of some beautiful desserts. I made them into a poster: It reads: Beautiful food isn’t for eating. It’s for looking at. Don’t get drawn into the trap! I didn’t eat any of those desserts. I remember that trip and I was WAY too broke to spend eight dollars on a tiny dessert, so I just snapped a photo and went on my way. I remember feeling deprived at the time, but right now, I couldn’t care less. I wouldn’t have been able to remember how that dessert tasted if I could have…
  • A Diet for People Who Can’t Stick to a DIet

    @healthhabits
    HealthHabits
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    No one likes dieting.  Just thinking of… Counting calories, or Eating fewer carbs, or Avoiding white foods, or Cutting back on fat, or Living off of lemon juice, cayenne pepper & maple syrup, or Writing down everything you eat, or Eating nothing but kale, or Drinking 20 glasses of water per day, or Chewing each … Read More
  • Antioxidant Supplements

    Fitness Tips for Life
    fitness guy
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A key ingredient to improving your lifestyle and living a healthy life is antioxidants. There are several antioxidant supplements out there that can help you live a healthy life, that are natural and won’t cause you any damage. You can also eat different types of food that contain antioxidants as well, although supplements are the ideal way to get the right amounts of antioxidants. The Value of Antioxidant Supplements Antioxidant Supplements If you take in more antioxidants through food and supplements, there are a few benefits that you’ll have, with the first being cell…
  • Slow Baked BLT Frittata

    Mark's Daily Apple
    Worker Bee
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A frittata is a meal suitable for any time of day. Served alone for breakfast or with a side salad for lunch or dinner, it’s a step up from scrambled eggs and less fussy than an omelet. Frittatas are generally shoved under the broiler for quick cooking and therein lies the only problem with a frittata. Too often, the eggs are dry and bland. But if you give a frittata a little more time, letting it bake slowly in low heat, the eggs are soft and custardy, but still firm enough to slice. It’s a welcome improvement. This slow baked BLT frittata – or more accurately BST frittata since…
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • World's best cross-country skiers pole to victory

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:43 am
    As the World Cup cross-country ski races wrap up in Falun, Sweden this weekend, it's hard not to wonder what separates the very best skiers from across the globe from the winners. Norwegian researchers now have the answer: it's all in the arms.
  • Plant chemicals may prevent liver damage caused by fat accumulated during menopause

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Women going through menopause often struggle with weight gain that results when their estrogen levels drop, and many turn to weight-loss supplements. But those supplements may cause an accumulation of fat in the liver and a potentially life-threatening condition called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Now researchers have shown in studies of post-menopausal animals that a mix of phytochemicals, along with vitamin D, may help protect the liver against inflammation caused by fat accumulation.
  • Meditation can reduce chronic neck pain, study shows

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. Patients with chronic neck pain frequently experience distress. Meditation has been increasingly used as a supportive treatment for individuals with chronic pain.
  • Patients with mental illness less likely to receive diet, exercise advice

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Many patients with mental illness, even those at high risk for diabetes and other diseases, are not being counseled by health care providers to exercise or eat healthy, a recent studied has found.
  • Marine oil supplement has positive effects on post-exercise muscle damage

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    There may be a greater connection between mussels and muscles than previously thought. A new study has found that taking a pre-exercise supplement of the omega-3 PCSO-524, a marine oil lipid derived from the New Zealand green-lipped mussel, has significant positive effects on post-exercise muscle damage.
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Sunday 150301

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Foo 170-lb. bench presses, 13 reps Then, complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: 7 chest-to-bar pull-ups 77 double-unders 170-lb. squat clean thrusters, 2 reps 28 sit-ups Post rounds completed to comments. Sgt. Gary "Foo" Morales, of the Port St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office in Florida, died Feb. 28, 2013. Morales, 35, was fatally shot during a traffic stop. The Air Force veteran was employed by the St. Lucie County Sherriff's Office for 12 years and had just been promoted to Sergeant Deputy. He is survived by his wife, Holly; daughters, Brooklyn and Jordan; parents, William…
  • Saturday 150228

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    5 rounds for time of: 100-foot handstand walk 30 one-legged squats, alternating Post time to comments. Rich Froning successfully cleaning 275 lb. on his first attempt in Workout 15.1a. "Full Hip Extension in the Snatch" with Cody Burgener - [video]
  • Friday 150227

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Workout 15.1 Complete as many rounds as possible in 9 minutes of: 15 toes-to-bars 115-lb. deadlifts, 10 reps 115-lb. snatches, 5 reps Workout 15.1a 6 minutes to find 1-rep-max clean and jerk Perform both workouts on a 15-minute clock, start Workout 15.1a immediately after finishing 15.1. Post rounds and reps completed for 15.1 and load for 15.1a to comments and/or register and submit your results as part of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open. Top male and top female after both workouts will receive $2015. For complete workout standards, video and scorecard click here. Watch archive footage…
  • Thursday 150226

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Rest Day Mandy Brown coaching at CrossFit Fenway. "Water Wise" - CrossFit Journal [article] All five episodes of 2014 CrossFit Games Behind the Scenes are now available - [series] Also, all archived live footage from the 2014 Games is now available to watch in the U.S. - [playlist] First workout of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open will be announced live tomorrow at 5 p.m. PT on the CrossFit Games site.
  • Wednesday 150225

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    4 rounds for time of: Row 500 meters 155-lb. overhead squats, 10 reps Post time to comments. Jake Dylik at CrossFit Stamford. "Intensity Over Volume" with Chuck Carswell - [video]
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    Experience Life

  • #NEDAwarenessWeek: Developing a Healthy Body Image

    Experience Life Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:10 am
    At Experience Life, we’ve covered the benefits and importance of a healthy body image for years. By thinking positively about our bodies and celebrating them, we can realize a newfound freedom and appreciation in our lives. Yet having this attitude is often easier said than done as our own vision of our bodies can easily become clouded by others, mass-media influences, and our own thoughts — to the point we can start viewing ourselves negatively. And the replay of this false internal dialogue can result in more severe issues. As with most journeys toward health…
  • The CSA Search

    Experience Life Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Finding locally grown food is easier than ever with LocalHarvest . Type in your city or ZIP code and the national directory will locate nearby CSAs (community-supported-agriculture programs) that provide regular boxes of farm-fresh produce. Looking for something other than kale and kohlrabi? Many of LocalHarvest’s featured CSAs offer goods that go beyond the garden plot — from meat, cheese, and honey to bread, wool, and wine. In addition to connecting users with more than 5,000 CSAs, the site lists more than 30,000 farms, farmers’ markets, orchards, u-pick berry patches, co-ops, and…
  • Avocado Tacos

    Betsy Nelson
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Makes four servings Preparation time: 30 minutes 2 tbs. olive oil 4 to 6 cloves peeled garlic 1 24- to 29-oz. can pinto beans or black beans, undrained Salt to taste ½ tsp. smoked Spanish paprika Dash of cayenne (optional) 8 sprouted corn tortillas 2 firm but ripe avocados, sliced 8 radishes, thinly sliced 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro ½ cup salsa ½ cup crumbled Cotija cheese or queso fresco 4 cups coarsely chopped baby kale, spinach, or arugula Heat the olive oil in a large cast-iron skillet and add the whole garlic cloves. Turn the cloves while cooking to an even golden brown, being…
  • Our Favorites: March 2015 Healthy-Eating Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Check out the healthy-eating products on our radar.
  • Healing Spa Retreats

    Karen Olson
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with me, but I wasn’t sleeping well. My body hurt. I missed my old energy and vitality. I decided I needed to jump-start my quest to feel good again, so I departed for Kripalu, a yoga and health center in Massachusetts’s Berkshire Mountains. I took easy yoga classes, and hiked in the deep woods on snowshoes, went to the spa, and soaked in the hot pool. I began each morning with a silent breakfast. I also took classes on topics like resiliency and inflammation, picking up enough new information to suspect that my deep fatigue might signal an…
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Take what you need: RAOK (the child’s guest post).

    Carla
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    It was recently Random Acts of Kindness week at the Child’s elementary school. These little gestures are things we’ve done together since she was tiny. The thing is we’ve never referred to them as as such. Mitzvahs. Paying our rent. These are the terms we’ve typically used. As a result, when the child was informed it was R.A.O.K. week, she was perplexed. Initially. Until I began to explain what it meant & she immediately knew what she wanted to do. And immediately shoved me out of the way/the process. I’ve never been so happy to be shoved in my life. This is…
  • My personal first aid kit.

    Carla
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    Since I was in college I’ve had a personal first aid kit. Back then I definitely didn’t refer to it as such (& lets just say its contents may not have been as healthy/positive self-care as they are now)–but I definitely possessed one. (apparently my kit included a curling iron) I’d redo my personal first aid kit every few years as my needs and wants changed. The approach, however, always remained the same: As I’d gather items to be tucked away in case of emergency I’d ask myself: In a moment where I feel the pull of old behaviors what might be a…
  • Begetting.

    Carla
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I’m not overwhelmed by the task of raising a soon-to-be-TWEEN into a productive member of society I can step back and see how all I ever needed to know about life Ive learned from this rearing process. Yes, roots and wings. Sure, practice what you long to preach. Indeed, playful parenting is the way to go. Those three notions, however, are ones I’d sorta known before. Concepts about which we all possess a vague sense of awareness—parents or not— just by virtue of life experiences. Roots and wings? Helpful in dog rearing. Puppies start off *always* on lead & we…
  • Love languages.

    Carla
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    her <3 language. Almost exactly a year ago the Child & I experienced our worst morning ever. The worst morning in the eight years I’d been a mother and, Id venture to say, worst for her *ever-ever.* The specifics of it are unimportant (exhaustion + losing a family-member with solo-parenting slapped on top)–what’s important is it felt horrible and wasn’t how either of us strives to behave/live. I dropped her at school, walked to work, and remember feeling unable to shake the sense of “That sucked and it was mainly my fault. I snapped.” What could I do to make…
  • #wycwyc is not about excuses.

    Carla
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    The other day I skipped out on life and had coffee instead. I sat. I didn’t fit in fitness. I mindfully chose to have a saltier, crappier (technical term) snack I’d thought the morning would bring. And, because I am who I am, I scrawled this on my cup. A reminder to me: My taking a break was a choice and I owned it. More than that I knew–no matter how it appeared on the outside–I was doing what I could when I could in that moment. I needed the rest so I could “do” the rest of my day to the level it demands. Here #wycwyc (and life) is about prioritizing.
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    Trainer Andrei

  • Difference Between Yoga and Pilates

    Trainer Andrei
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    What is the difference between yoga and pilates? Is what I hear from my clients from time to time. Since I mostly focus on weight-training and a variety of HIIT programs, some of my clients explore other types of fitness disciplines to compliment the strength training they’re already doing with me. In addition to asking about the difference between yoga and pilates, they’re also curious about which one if right for them? What each one involves? What each one works? What kind benefits should one expect? Difference Between Yoga and Pilates Personally, yoga or pilates are not my…
  • PUSH Fitness Tracker: First Impressions

    Trainer Andrei
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    PUSH fitness tracker is unlike any fitness tracker out there. It doesn’t count your steps, your activity or calories. Instead it keeps track of your movements during strength training exercises and provides instant feedback. By tracking power and velocity it essentially measures how hard you work at the gym. How is PUSH Fitness Tracker Different from other wearables? This question needs to be addressed right away because I hear it all the time on Twitter, Facebook and at watercoolers. Even other websites that review tech and wearbales tend to lump PUSH with consumer level general…
  • 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Personal Trainers – 2014 Edition

    Trainer Andrei
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    This is my third year of writing a blog post on Christmas gift ideas for personal trainers. If you’d like to see what I recommended previously check out this post from 2012 and one from last year. HIIT and Interval Timers Making a return this year are interval timers. High Intensity Interval Training is still popular because of it’s effectiveness so a good timer helps keep pace with a workout. The two I’d highly recommend are Gymboss, which attaches to a belt like a pager or an app SecondsPro that needs a smartphone.  SecondsPro is my referred app when I work with clients.
  • How to Become a Morning Person

    Trainer Andrei
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Waking up early in the morning, before anyone else is hard.  In my early twenties, my day didn’t start until 10 or 11am sometimes. It felt like the day just escaped, and that feeling alone prompted me to reset my clock and become a morning person. Since I made that change 10 years ago, I never looked back. Why wake up early? Before starting anything you need to have a reason ‘Why’ you’re doing it. Because you ‘want to’ or ‘feel like it’ is not good enough to sustain a habit. Eventually you’ll just change your mind and do something else…
  • The Costs of Making Excuses

    Trainer Andrei
    25 May 2014 | 4:07 am
    It’s so easy to justify a missed workout or two. Maybe even three. It’s starts there, and then you start making excuses about your diet . A little bit of cake here, some chips there and then a full blown pizza party. For the most part, I tend to be pretty good about my training schedule and eating habits. If you recall back in 2012 I decided to really clean up my diet and become more focused on my training and other healthy lifestyle habits.  I picked my goals and worked on achieving them.  That hasn’t been the case lately. I’ve been rationalizing with myself why…
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • Saturday Stories: Chris Kyle, CAM, and a 'P' Value Ban

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Michael J. Mooney covers the real life story of American Sniper Chris Kyle. Edzard Ernst asks whether or not "complementary and alternative medicine" is good or bad for kids. Steven Novella covers the story of the first science journal to ban significance testing. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's the piece I wrote for US News and World Report on the new US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's recommendations and below is the segment I did with The Social on exericse]        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Kidneys, Childhood…
  • A Laugh More Infectious than Measles

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video is of a Russian baby with a tremendously wonderful laugh.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesCoordination is Not a Dog Given RightMust Watch Video! American Kids React to Global BreakfastsA Must Watch of Jimmy Kimmel's Taking on "Cold Pressed" with Jüce 
  • When Intermittent Fasting is No Longer Intermittent Fasting

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    For those of you not familiar, there are three main intermittent fasting camps. There are the folks who truly fast for 1 or 2 days weekly and who eat as sensibly as they can enjoy on the non-fasting days (folks like Brad Pilon), there are the folks who have an 8 hour eating window following a 16 hour fast (folks like Martin Berkhan), and then there are folks who alternate sensible days of eating with days of very-low calories, where those calories are typically consumed at once at midday. It's the last group I'll be talking about and I think it would be fair to say that Krista Varady is this…
  • Another Study for the "You Can't Outrun Your Fork" File

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Published this month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine was a study that looked at the impact of an interventionist led program geared towards increasing physical activity in sedentary women with overweight and obesity. The outcome of the intervention was in one sense quite significant - at 3 months the women randomly assigned to the interventionist led group reported performing nearly 4x as much exercise as the women randomly assigned to a self-directed intervention. Unfortunately though, by month 12, that difference shrank to the point of no longer being statistically significant.
  • There's No Question that Nothing Will Change if you Change Nothing

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    The inconvenient truth of healthful living?It requires effort.Just make sure that your efforts are enjoyable as the more extreme the effort, the more short-lived it's likely to be.         
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    Amelia Phillips

  • I’m Daring To Care This FebruDAREy for Cerebral Palsy League

    Amelia Phillips
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    As an ambassador for the Cerebral Palsy League’s (CPL) second annual FebruDAREy, I’m taking on a brand new challenge. Come February 18, I’m going to race for 14 minutes against two of the fittest people in Australia – Olympic 10000 athlete Ben St Lawrence and  my friend, Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid from Bondi Rescue. All funds raised will go to the Cerebral Palsy League. I’m so proud to be named as the official FebruDAREy 2015 ambassador and happy that I can raise awareness and vital funds for Australians with disabilities. Every 14 hours, a child is born with…
  • Jogging: Good For You But How Much Is Too Much?

    Amelia Phillips
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Too much jogging may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, says a new report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy joggers and non-joggers over a 12-year period and found those who jogged at a steady pace for less than two and a half hours a week were least likely to die in this time. But those who ran more than four hours a week or did no exercise had the highest death rates. Danish scientists concluded the ideal pace was about 8km/h and that it was best to jog no more than three times a week or for 2.5…
  • The Happiest Place In The World Is…

    Amelia Phillips
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    How happy are you in the country you live in? Is it too hot, too cold, too busy or too boring? Well, this new map revealing the happiest countries to live in has just been released and it might make you want to migrate elsewhere. The findings show that the happiest place to live in the world is… Costa Rica! Vietnam is in the second place and Colombia is in third place. The data was compiled as part of the Happy Planet Index (HPI), as a global measure of sustainable wellbeing. It measures human progress in terms of what matters to us and the extent to which each country delivers long,…
  • How Safe Is Vaping?

    Amelia Phillips
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    An estimated 2.1 million people use e-cigarettes in the UK and about half a million in Australia. But are they the healthiest alternative to smoking? As a lot of you might know, Formaldehyde, a substance known to cause cancer in human tissue, is found in cigarette smoke. And new research shows formaldehyde also dwells in the vaporised liquid of the popular e-cigarettes. According to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the exposure to formaldehyde from e-cigarettes could be five to 15 times higher than from smoking cigarettes, as reported in The Huffington Post.
  • STUDY: Sugary Drinks Linked To Early Puberty

    Amelia Phillips
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    Girls who drink more sugary beverages get their first periods earlier than those who limit their intake of such drinks, and the effect may slightly raise their risk of getting breast cancer when they’re older, according to new study results published Tuesday by Harvard researchers. The average age of onset for menstruation has gradually declined over the last 50 years to 12 years old, compared to 14 years in 1900. In addition, some studies have also shown that girls who are heavier than their peers also start menstruating earlier. While there is substantial research linking increased…
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    Workout Mommy

  • When stress takes over your world.

    workoutmommy
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:12 pm
    At the end of December, I decided to suddenly move to a new place.  A much smaller place….which presented many challenges! On top of that craziness, the weather has been awful which means my kids haven’t been in school much.   (kid #3 only had school 6 days in January!)   Since the time when they are in school is when I work, clean, and in this case  –pack and move!—-I have been on the edge.  It isn’t easy to clean and pack for a big move when you live with 4 messy boys!   There were days when I really didn’t want to get out of bed and face yet…
  • Valentine’s Day ideas for your fit friends

    workoutmommy
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    Forget the romantic dinners or flowers,  here are a few things I would want from my hypothetical Valentine.     1.   Workout Clothes:  One can never have enough fun tanks or comfy leggings. 2.  Chipotle:  Yum.  Much better than any 6 course expensive meal that requires me to wear anything other than sneakers. 3.  Med balls, kettlebells,  etc:  I can always find new workout equipment to entertain me. 4.  TIRE!  :  See #3.  This one has been on my list for awhile. Doesn’t everyone want a tractor tire in their backyard?   How fun! 5: Babysitter:  The most romantic…
  • Empowering Advanced Age Pregnancy

    workoutmommy
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Today’s post is courtesy of Amanda. This one struck home for me as I had kid #3 at age 37 and #4 at age 39 (that’s pregnant me in the picture below). I know what it is like to be told “you are too old”!   We’ve all heard it before – “You shouldn’t have children at 35” or “You need to have children while you’re young.” There is an endless amount of stigma surrounding the pregnancies of women ages 35 or older, and many of these stigmas are fueled by misconceptions. Women 35 and older are completely capable of having healthy pregnancies and healthy…
  • Jamie is definitely one fit mommy!

    workoutmommy
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Today’s fit mommy is Jamie, who also happens to be one of my in-real life best friends! Jamie is a busy mommy to 4 girls yet makes the time for fitness and stays in shape with Crossfit! She also has a great Etsy shop that you should check out –> A Forest Frolic Please read on for more about Jamie and why she is definitely “One fit mommy”! Q: Have you always been fit?  What inspired you to live a fit lifestyle? I’ve been fit for most of my life, playing soccer all through elementary and middle school and taking up volleyball in middle school and playing…
  • Winner winner! And some awesome tanks!

    workoutmommy
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:32 pm
    First off,  here are the winners of the awesome giveaway from Thera-Gesic: Grand Prize Winner: Alicia Szemon Runners Up: Dawn Stokes Keenan-Banks and Janet Watson Congrats and thanks for entering!!! Next up is a new workout tank I got to show off for my recent Flex-it Friday picture: This one is from überfit and I absolutely love it!  I love the message on it and also because it is very comfy.  It is a looser fit tank that is a blend of  polyester/cotton/rayon.  The loose fit is nice because it didn’t cling to me while I was working out and sweating. überfit has some…
 
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Dump dish dump cakes dump dinners count the dumps

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    There are some words I despise. Dump is one.
  • Bariatric surgery may improve pregnancy outcomes - mostly

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Many women opt for bariatric surgery in order to increase chances of maintaining a healthy pregnancy.  A recent study suggests that weight loss surgery can help a woman do just that, but there are risks. Personally, my full term post bariatric surgery pregnancy was different than my pre-WLS pregnancies.  I was at a more normal bodyweight at the time of my daughter's gestation, and I did not seem to suffer the ill effects of obesity on pregnancy like I had with my prior children.  I had no high blood pressure, no high blood sugar, nor did I land on bedrest - which I had with previous…
  • Honey Boo Boo Weight Intervention

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Sometimes there are no words, yet there are so. many. words.  It's hard to choose them. Why is this a story? Why is it relevant? Regardless of your feelings of Mama June's "parenting" for what it is -- or isn't -- (or why it is vastly different than yours or what you grew up with) this child is quite typical of an American Child. Maybe she's an American Child times twenty plus some considering her life has been under a media microscope since she was very small, and she has been brought up to act for the cameras.  What we see of this kid is so many of the things in our own children that are…
  • Nutritional Deficiencies and seizure activity

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    I've often wondered about this as a post WLS epileptic.  Is there more I could DO to control my symptoms?  I know there are quite a few of you out there - with or without deficiencies occurring along with your seizure disorders after WLS.   From Epilepsy.com - Can changing what I eat improve control of my seizures? Foods can alter brain function, but reliable information on specific recommendations is scarce. We do know that very low levels of sugar in the blood can cause seizures in some people, especially people with diabetes who take too much insulin. If you have epilepsy, therefore, it…
  • Permitters and Restrictors.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
      Post by Geneen Roth.
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Catching up

    mreades
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
      First of all, I would like to — belatedly — wish everyone a happy new year. I hope everyone has a safe, prosperous, healthful 2015. This post is going to be a grab bag of subjects because I’m going to be catching up on a lot of stuff. You can read through it all or skip down to whatever heading strikes your fancy and read that part. There is no overall all-encompassing theme. Simply a potpourri of diverse subjects. Let’s get started. New Site Over a year ago, I purchased a new theme chock full of all kinds of bells and whistles to replace the outdated, clunky,…
  • Low carb diet: Fat or fiction

    mreades
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
      Last year I put up a couple of posts of Australian TV shows kicking sand in the face of mainstream nutritional and medical practices. The first debunked the idea that saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for your health and included and interview with yours truly. The second, which really got the mainstream docs riled, showed a different perspective on statins. It got the statinators so worked up that they mounted a campaign – fueled with drug money, I would guess – that ended up making the network remove the show from its website. Now, Dr. Maryanne Demasi has done the…
  • The Cholesterol Myths

    mreades
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
      Danish physician, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, has for years been at the forefront of the movement to de-demonize cholesterol. Not only has he written three popular books on the subject, he has published over a hundred articles in the medical and scientific literature and spoken at academic conferences the world over. In addition, he founded and runs THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics, an organization that includes physicians and scientists from around the globe. Due to problems with the publisher of his first and, in my view, most comprehensive book on cholesterol, Dr.
  • Do we get fat because we eat too much? Some think so.

    mreades
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
      First and foremost, MD and I would like to thank each and everyone one of you who provided suggestions and recommendations for an updated version of Protein Power. Based on all your comments, it appears it will be more of a rewrite than an update, which creates problems with the publisher. I’ll elaborate in future posts as I learn more. It may turn out that we’ll have to self publish to do what we want to do. Mainstream publishing is such a hidebound industry – almost no room for creativity. I’ve been working on a new Protein Power site with a whole new level of…
  • Protein Power 2.0?

    mreades
    31 May 2014 | 12:00 am
      It is difficult for me to believe, but Protein Power is coming up on being 20 years old. It was written in 1995 and published in January of 1996. There has been some talk between our agent and the publisher about a 20 year anniversary edition of the book. MD and I have decided that if we go along with this project, we don’t want to just do a new Introduction and make a few tweaks here and there. We want to do it up right and make Protein Power 2.0 (or whatever it will be called) the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on low-carb dieting available. And we want it to hold up for…
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • Top Guide for Fat-Burning Breakfast Foods

    28 Feb 2015 | 2:03 am
    by ProGradeAs any dieter will tell you, skipping meals is a no-no when trying to lose weight.Skipping meals slows down your metabolism, makes you hungrier at your next meal (tendency to overeat), and could alter your calorieintake.However, for some reason people tend to skip at least one meal per day, even though they know that it is wrong.Which one is the most commonly skipped meal: breakfast!Breakfast jump-starts your day by providing a good nutritional foundation that you can build on with every meal.It boosts your metabolism, keeps you alert (through those boring office…
  • Your Metabolism Alert: New Metabolic Killer Discovered

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    If you're concerned about your waistline, you are going to find this VERY disturbing.A flood of recent research has unearthed a metabolism-killing substance that you are unknowingly consuming EVERY day.It causes a metabolic disruption that rapidly puts your body into fat storing mode, making it nearly impossible to burn existing fat AND forcing you to gain even more fat.And it's not just making you fat. It also triggers a firestorm of destructive inflammation that can wreak havoc on your overall health.Worse, even eating organic or going vegan doesn't prevent exposure to this fat-making…
  • 3 Unhealthy SECRETS of Breakfast Cereals

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 am
    If you or your children eat cereal for breakfast, you might not be aware that these cereals, are not good for you, even those so-called "healthier" cereals.Exactly What Is Bad About Cereal?People often eat cereal to start off the day. Some even eat more than one bowl if they are really hungry. A lot of people also have it as a snack before going to bed. The reason it is not good for our body is because the vast majority of cereals are very high in simple carbohydrates.Most cereals contain almost 100% simple carbohydrates. For example, 24 Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheat biscuits contain 200…
  • 5 Nutritional SECRETS of Wild Fish

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    by Catherine Ebeling - RN, BSN & Mike Geary - Certified Nutrition Specialistco-authors - Fat-Burning KitchenWhile fish used to be considered a healthy addition to any diet, farmed fish is now barely any better than eating a Big Mac. From both a nutritional and environmental impact perspective, farmed fish are far inferior to their wild counterparts:Despite being much fattier, farmed fish provide less usable beneficial omega-3 fats than wild fish.  Due to the "feedlot" conditions of aqua farming, farm-raised fish are doused with antibiotics and exposed to more chemicals than…
  • Homemade Protein Bars to Build Muscle, Burn Fat

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Save your money buying fat-filled protein bars. Make your own protein bars that will help you build muscle and burn fat.Check out this video from my friend, Dave Ruel : Protein bars are great snacks, if you eat the right ones.  Forget about the 100-calorie snack packs and sugary treats for snacks. They leave you unsatisfied, under-nourished and wanting to eat even more.You have to eat enough of the right foods, all the time, for your body to work properly---whether exercising, working, walking or just plain living. Keeping your body in an anabolic state all the time aids your…
 
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  • How Sugar Makes You Addicted and Why We Overeat

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    “No one can exert cognitive inhibition, willpower, over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute, of every day, of every year.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • The Best Exercise To Lose Weight

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    A new study, published in the journal Obesity, says lifting weights may be the best exercise to lose weight.The study followed more than ten thousand men over forty years of age. The males who lifted weights for twenty minutes a day saw smaller waistlines, compared to the those who increased their aerobic exercise.Researchers went on to say a combination of weight training and aerobics is best for overall health.So if you want the best results for your weight loss efforts, pick up a barbell. Then afterwards, perhaps go for a jog.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my…
  • Your Immune System and Sugar

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    Did you know your immune system takes a beating when you consume sugar?According to Health Services at Columbia University, when you consume 100 grams of sugar, which is equal to a one liter soda bottle, your white blood cells are 40% less effective at killing germs. This can weaken your immune system for up to five hours.Also, sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C. The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells.Is it time to stop consuming sugar?©…
  • Why We Get Fat

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:28 pm
    From the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat, Gary Taubes explains why obesity is not caused by eating too much and exercising too little, but rather, by the effect of carbohydrates and their impact on the hormones and enzymes that regulate fat tissue.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • For Head Colds and Sinus Infections

    25 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    One way to fight head colds and sinus infections, without using antibiotics, is to rinse your sinuses. Some people call it a nasal saline irrigation treatment. You can do this by rinsing them once or twice a day, as soon as you feel an infection.Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda, along with two cups warm water. Flush each nostril with one cup of the solution. You can also make an extra quantity for additional flushes, as needed.You can buy a sinus rinse kit at any local drug store.It can take a few days to a week of flushing to get rid of all the gunk, but it gets…
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    Starling Fitness

  • Beautiful Food

    Laura Moncur
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    I was looking through my photos from a trip to Vegas a while ago and I found a picture of some beautiful desserts. I made them into a poster: It reads: Beautiful food isn’t for eating. It’s for looking at. Don’t get drawn into the trap! I didn’t eat any of those desserts. I remember that trip and I was WAY too broke to spend eight dollars on a tiny dessert, so I just snapped a photo and went on my way. I remember feeling deprived at the time, but right now, I couldn’t care less. I wouldn’t have been able to remember how that dessert tasted if I could have…
  • Before and After 2015

    Laura Moncur
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    I was looking through old photos a few days ago and I found one that surprised me. I still had the clothes I wore that day, so I put them on and snapped a picture for comparison. Since the clothes felt like they still fit, I thought there wouldn’t be much difference, but there definitely is. Click on the picture to see it full-sized. I had snapped that picture because I really liked that outfit and thought it looked super cute. It DOES look super cute, actually. I took that photo on December 5, 2013. The after picture I took on Saturday, February 21, 2015. I found Overeater’s…
  • Tranquility Within Ourselves

    Laura Moncur
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    I love this quote: It reads: When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. Francois de La Rochefoucauld The thing that has helped me refrain from eating the most has been that inner tranquility. I find it almost daily in a variety of ways: Reading uplifting literature Meditation Talking to others who are suffering from eating disorders Going to Overeater’s Anonymous Meetings Exercise Petting my cat or dog Listening to inspirational music If you can give your brain a dose of those feel-good chemicals every day without eating, then you have…
  • Monday Music Motivation: Show Me Love

    Laura Moncur
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I love this commercial that portrays a lovely solution to the Internet Rage: I wish sugar water could fix all that stuff, but it won’t, The song, however, might. I added it to my Workout Playlist and it makes me all kinds of happy. Show Me Love – Hundred Waters – iTunes Link Show Me Love – Hundred Waters – Amazon Link I adore the lyrics to this song: Though I may make mistakes Don’t let me show ugliness Though I know I can hate And don’t let me show evil Though it might be all I take Show me love Don’t let me think weakly Though I know that I can break Keep…
  • Monday Music Motivation: Beyonce – 7/11

    Laura Moncur
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    I had heard that Beyonce started a Vegan Meal Delivery service called 22 Days Nutrition. I looked at it and decided that even though it’s gluten-free, it wasn’t the kind of thing that would work for me. What REALLY motivated me was this video from her YouTube feed, called 7/11: You can buy the song here: 7/11 – Beyonce – iTunes Link 7/11 – Beyonce – Amazon.com Link It’s such a fun and free-spirited video of her dancing in various stages of lazy day dress that I loved it. Not since Single Ladies, have I wanted to learn the dance moves to a video so…
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    Mamavation

  • Top 10 Reasons to Feed Your Family Organic

    Elizabeth
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. I write a lot about eating organic food, whether it be how to eat organic on the cheap, or choosing healthier organic options instead of  conventional processed foods. So what makes organic food my Mamavation muse? It is really all it’s cracked up to be? I’ve done the research and narrowed it down to the top 10 reasons to feed your family organic. 1. USDA Certification The USDA Organic seal isn’t just a label, it is backed by specific rules and criteria for organic famers, as well as costs to the…
  • Are You Eating Your Own Shit?: Top 10 Reasons Why Biosolids are Dangerous

    Elizabeth
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Chances are you’ve never heard of biosolids. However, you have probably heard of it in it’s original form, sewage sludge. Yes, “biosolids” are the treated waste sent from households, hospitals, and industry, and then used as fertilizer. Cleverly rebranded with a more PC name, this processed people poop has seemed to stay fairly under the radar. But, is it something you should be concerned about? A study by the university of Georgia showed people living near areas where land was fertilized with…
  • #RethinkthePink About Breast Cancer Twitter Party

    Mamavation
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. The Breast Cancer Fund, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics & Mamavation want to spread the word that cancer prevention is more than just pink ribbons and walks. It isn’t just about diet & exercise either:  Environmental toxins are suspected to cause 90% of breast cancer in America. By the time our party is happening The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics will have launched their new site makeover highlighting how to avoid cancer-causing chemicals and give you direct actions to take in cleaning up the beauty aisle.
  • Thrive Market Facebook Party 2/17–Join Us!

    Mamavation
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Today you have the opportunity to eat healthier on a budget AND support others who are having challenges affording healthy food all with the convenience of your computer. How to Purchase Non-GMO Food 25-50% BELOW Retail Thrive Market is the first socially conscious online marketplace offering the world’s best-selling natural and organic products at wholesale prices. Think Costco meets Whole Foods online. You can get everything from coconut oil to crackers to shampoo and conditioner.  In fact, for less than $5 a month…
  • Obesogens: The Hidden Chemicals That Can Make Your Family Fat

    Gina Badalaty
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Obesity is a rising problems in America and it’s taking its toll on our children. According to Environmental Health Policy Institute (EHPI), 17% of children and youths in America are obese. While lack of activity, poor diet and genetics are frequently blamed for this problem, could there be other factors in the environment affecting the weight gain of our youngest citizens? Research in recent years has shown that an increase of chemicals in our diet could be contributing to the obesity epidemic we are now facing. The…
 
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Fogo Adventure Gadget: GPS+Flashlight+Walkie Talkie+Charger

    Aaron Usiskin
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    As things get smaller and more functional its only a matter of time till everything melts together. Or things that make sense. Meet Fogo, the only gadget that includes GPS, bluetooth, digital voice messaging, USB backup battery, and a powerful LED flashlight. Whether you're biking or hiking, fishing or hunting, navigating or camping, the Fogo keeps you safe and lightens your load!The Fogo was built to get you off the beaten path and keep you safe while exploring. With GPS tracking and waypoint navigation, the Fogo can be your guide as you blaze a new trail. Load points of…
  • Get Cozier, Sleeping Bag For Two!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Backcountry Bed Duo SYN 1.5-SeasonThis is so for me, a larger sleeping bag like I am at home. Now this is great for car camping or if you have someone else you want to share the night with. It is not down, but hey if there is someone else in there with you, why would you need down. You asked for it - and we built it. Now you can "sleep" in the wild like you do at home, with a comforter…and a special someone. Plus, it's available in this synthetic fill build, offering performance in warmer conditions. With an oversized, integrated comforter sealing the opening, you can "sleep"…
  • INDOBOARD, Best Low Tech Gear, Ever!

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    One of the best workouts you can get coupled with curls, push-ups, squats, etc., is with the Indo Board.The Original Training Package provides a complete workout without taking up a lot of space and offers hours of fun for riders of all ages and abilities. Indo Board was designed to enable the rider to have fun while exercising the core muscles involved in board sports, team sports and fitness. The basic goal of the Indo Board Balance Trainer with the roller and cushion is to ride as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground.The Original Training Package comes with…
  • AVADE, Heating Shirt, Perfect For Any Cold Weather Activity!

    Aaron Usiskin
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    $199 AVADE AUWith a passion for dirt bikes, an obsession with comfort, and a love of adventure : Ride. Board. Walk. Fish, AVADE was started because of our own need for a LIGHTWEIGHT and fast acting, heated garment that could compliment an existing active apparel, not replace it.We strove to build that perfect outfit, that feeling of unison between man and machine, tool or apparel, that feeling you get when everything works together and creates that harmonious flow.Preparation and setup was paramount. We wanted  everything to fit and feel perfect, always thinking and researching new…
  • smrtGRiPS, Brilliant!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    smrtGRiPS are the World's First Connected Bike Grips. A bike upgrade that makes your bike smarter, safer and more enjoyable to ride without ever needing a display.These are brilliant, better for road bikes (coming soon I hope), but in general, just plain smart. smrtGRiPS seamlessly integrates eyes-free navigation, haptic feedback notifications and a bike tracker. iOS and Android Ready. All right in your hands.
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Marijuana, Cannabis, and Weed - One Athlete's Primer

    Scott Dunlap
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    There are few things in life that I enjoy as much as a runner’s high. That natural buzz that kicks in ~80 minutes into a run as my body slips into a primordial rhythm, my soul bonding with Mother Nature as she whirls around me and fills my lungs and senses with the feeling of flight...there’s nothing quite like it. In fact, I’ve only found a handful of life experiences that come close, and most of them aren’t nearly as accessible as a long trail run. Great sex, for example, or a perfect powder ski day requires a number of stars to align...their rarity perhaps making them all the more…
  • The Na Pali Coast in Kaua'i, Hawaii

    Scott Dunlap
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I stole away for an afternoon on Kaua'i, Hawaii, to run/hike the 11-mile Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast this last week.  Although the trail was quite technical (often too technical or overgrown to run), it was a worthy adventure!The Kalalau Trail is at the northern point of Kaua'i, about an hours drive from Lihue Airport, literally at the end of the highway. It's a popular tourist destination, so best to hit it as soon as the sun comes up. You can day hike up to six miles into the 11-mile trail, but need a permit to go farther (not that anyone was checking). 80% of the tourist…
  • Are Ultramarathoners Getting High? (Wall St Journal)

    Scott Dunlap
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ran an article today called The Debate Over Running While High, discussing the trade offs of consuming marijuana during, or after, ultrarunning events. Holy cow, is this a thing? Will all Colorado events (where marijuana is legal for recreational use) now have "special" edibles at the aid stations? Or is it truly a performance enhancing drug and should be banned?It's an interesting read. I love that Jenn Shelton is sourced as saying "she made a decision to never compete with the drug for ethical reasons, expressly because she believes it enhances performance."…
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  • Brand-Name Drugs May Outperform Generics Simply Because They’re Expensive

    CalorieLab
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Nicola Sapiens De Mitri If you think medical expenses are high already, you may not want to read any further, especially if you’re taking medication for anxiety or depression. Because I am about to relate to you the results of an experiment done to measure the effectiveness of placebos by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, which were published last month in the journal Neurology. The study involved a dozen people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease in degrees ranging from moderate to severe. The standard medication for Parkinson’s is levodopa, which…
  • Negotiating Your Hospital Bill: Offer 27% of the Chargemaster Total

    CalorieLab
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) See-ming Lee/Flickr There are two ways to change a system: working from the inside, or working from the outside. When it comes to lowering the costs of medical care, we need to do both. Here’s what you can do. First let’s look at the absurd cost of being a patient in a hospital. If you think sticker shock only happens when you are buying a car, try being a hospital patient. Sure you are grateful that the care you got was first rate, but that shouldn’t mean that you have to get a second mortgage on the house to pay for it. Where do these charges come from…
  • Rye Bread: Is the Nordic Diet’s Favorite Bread Whole Grain?

    Karen Collins
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Gloria Cabada-Leman The Mediterranean Diet is out and the Nordic Diet is in, says a recent article on The Atlantic’s spin-off news site Quartz. How on earth did we ever get fooled into thinking that mounds of pasta topped with pork lardo, swimming in olive oil, and washed down with gallons of wine was healthy! But hold on, Google Trends disagrees with Quartz. At any rate what we do know is that yet another diet book has come out, The Nordic Diet: Using Local and Organic Food to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle. In fact, the Nordic seems like the Mediterranean diet with a global…
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome was just the beginning: More proposed disease renamings

    CalorieLab
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Kai Schreiber/Flickr We don’t know what causes the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome. We’re not even sure we can definitively diagnose it or confidently determine who actually suffers from it. There seems to be no argument that it exists and is a physical condition, as opposed to just psychological (although a number of health professionals still think that’s the case, notably many psychologists), but beyond that things get very foggy. We do know this much: it is real and serious and for some people verges on catastrophic; it can leave victims…
  • Avoiding Head Injuries in Sports is a No-Brainer: Concussion Facts

    Dr. J
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Euskalanato/Flickr Looking back at all my time in playing sports, I’ve realized that I’d been more lucky than good in avoiding injuries to the head. Early in my martial arts training, as a green belt, I was in class at the dojo when a visiting high degree black belt used me to demonstrate a knife-hand attack. He hit me in the back of the head pretty hard! I did not appreciate it. Do as I say, not as I did As a black belt, while in medical school, I got together with a couple of friends to exchange fighting techniques. I was trained in karate, one friend was an…
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 534th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    March’s IComLeavWe list opened this morning. I didn’t want that to get lost in the shuffle since this post pushed that one down on the screen. So sign up, making a commitment to comment more for one week.  Seven measly days.  You can do it. ******* Life from Scratch was chosen by Amazon to be […]
  • IComLeavWe: March 2015

    Mel
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:25 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Deep Future

    Mel
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    Not to continue on the morbid streak, but Pamela Jeanne sent me an article from NPR that I’ve been thinking a lot about, too.  It’s on historical preservation; not just the stuff that we know is important in the moment, that we immediately put behind a glass case.  But the things that we think we […]
  • Wastes of Time

    Mel
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:49 am
    I was sad to read Oliver Sack’s piece in the New York Times about his terminal cancer diagnosis.  I’ve enjoyed his books, and it’s always moving to read someone write about the end of their life. There were a few sentences near the middle of the piece that gave me pause: I feel a sudden […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 26: Repetition

    Mel
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* There were a few things in the Rosie Project that hit close to home.  One was a thought on page 173 about repetition: “I settled on Jackson Browne’s Running on Empty.  With the repeat button […]
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    @healthhabits

  • A Diet for People Who Can’t Stick to a DIet

    HealthHabits
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    No one likes dieting.  Just thinking of… Counting calories, or Eating fewer carbs, or Avoiding white foods, or Cutting back on fat, or Living off of lemon juice, cayenne pepper & maple syrup, or Writing down everything you eat, or Eating nothing but kale, or Drinking 20 glasses of water per day, or Chewing each … Read More
  • Motivate Your Lazy Butt with these Fantastic Fitspiration GIFs

    HealthHabits
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    We’ve all had one of those days. A day where nothing seems to go our way…. But wait…it could be worse. Then again…maybe things aren’t as bad as you thought. Maybe your luck is about to turn around… Maybe you’re starting to get your feet under you and your day is starting to look better. Maybe … Read More
  • John Oliver Bitch Slaps the Sugar Industrial Complex

    HealthHabits
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    For years & years & years, health nerds like me have used websites like this to: inform the public about the health problems caused by the over-consumption of sugar, and shame the processed food industry into cutting back on added sugars And for years & years & years, most “normal” people never heard our tiny online cries from … Read More
  • A Technological Revolution for Health and Fitness Nerds

    HealthHabits
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Quick post for all you fitness nerds out there. Today is the day that I finally get my greedy little hands on a Push Strength workout/fitness tracker. As an early indiegogo supporter, I am one of the first people to have one of these bad-boys and because I love y’all so much, I am going to … Read More
  • Children, Health, Politics, Toronto, Woonerfs and a whole big pile of BS

    HealthHabits
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Back in the olden days of my youth, the kids on my block used to race home from school, throw their schoolbooks onto the floor , run back outside and play sports until it was too dark to see and/or someone’s Mom started yelling at everyone to go home for dinner. So why is it … Read More
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Slow Baked BLT Frittata

    Worker Bee
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A frittata is a meal suitable for any time of day. Served alone for breakfast or with a side salad for lunch or dinner, it’s a step up from scrambled eggs and less fussy than an omelet. Frittatas are generally shoved under the broiler for quick cooking and therein lies the only problem with a frittata. Too often, the eggs are dry and bland. But if you give a frittata a little more time, letting it bake slowly in low heat, the eggs are soft and custardy, but still firm enough to slice. It’s a welcome improvement. This slow baked BLT frittata – or more accurately BST frittata since…
  • Realizing the Key to Growth: A Marathoner’s Primal Story

    Guest
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Running can be painful. When you are injured – it is even more painful. But despite all this, I love the sense of freedom and movement that running brings. I have lived for over 12 years as an Englishman with my family in a multinational…
  • Liver, Lobster and Locusts: How Bizarre Foods Win Acceptance

    Guest
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Way back in 2008 I published an article titled Insects: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore, and periodically since then I’ve advocated for bugs as food. It makes sense on so many levels, so I was thrilled to become an investor in a company that was trying to raise awareness and bring (delicious, edible, you-wouldn’t-even-know-they’re) insects to the masses! Exo is pioneering the consumption of crickets as an alternative food source, and was recently named one of The Most Innovative Companies in the World in Food in 2015. The following article is another special guest post from…
  • Is Your Workout Worth the Risk?

    Mark Sisson
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Almost everyone I know has a chronic injury of some sort. Maybe it’s a lower back that needs extra warming up before a long day, a knee that gets stiff on cold nights, or a tweaked shoulder that prevents good overhead positioning. They’re usually not crippling, debilitating, or otherwise serious infirmities, but they are injuries that limit quality of life and performance. And all those people, to a person, got their injuries from training. My understanding is that this is true for most people who exercise regularly. Injuries happen to everyone. It’s possible that I’m…
  • Can Getting Your DNA Tested Help You Optimize Your Diet and Training?

    Mark Sisson
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last month, I received an unexpected email request from a man named Craig Pickering: “Send me your saliva.” Craig works for DNAFit, a genetic testing company using customers’ DNA results to optimize their diet and training. He’s a former Olympic 100 m and bobsleigh (bobsled to us Yanks) athlete, and a longtime reader of the blog, who’s helping elite athletes, weekend warriors, and regular folks alike discover their genes’ preferred diet and training style. Intrigued, I received the testing kit and sent the sample back. Sure, why not? I’m game. The results came back quickly,…
 
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Six Pack Abs Review

    fitness guy
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Six pack abs. I have never personally cared about getting six pack abs but when I look around I see that most guys and gals really do care about having great six pack abs. There is not anything better looking on a beach then a nice firm body oiled up with a tight midsection and ripped abs. OK, so maybe I do lie, I would love to have a six pack and now I think I know how I can indeed pull it off. Well the book that is the most popular in the world of six packs is a $39.95 ebook that details everything important to getting your waist slimmed down and really building the six pack you are looking…
  • Antioxidant Supplements

    fitness guy
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    A key ingredient to improving your lifestyle and living a healthy life is antioxidants. There are several antioxidant supplements out there that can help you live a healthy life, that are natural and won’t cause you any damage. You can also eat different types of food that contain antioxidants as well, although supplements are the ideal way to get the right amounts of antioxidants. The Value of Antioxidant Supplements Antioxidant Supplements If you take in more antioxidants through food and supplements, there are a few benefits that you’ll have, with the first being cell…
  • Use Small Victories to Fuel Success

    fitness guy
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    Small victories are all that are needed to get to big success. I know that this may make sense from the outside but if we dig in it makes ever more sense. I heard a story yesterday about the swimmer Michael Phelps. Phelps when he was training for year would have a very meticulous schedule. He would wake up and have a certain meal for breakfast. He would warm up doing the exact same warmup for the exact same time. Then it was time to get ready to swim and he would listen to an unchanging playlist on his ipod to get him ready. He would step up on the starting block, then step down, and then…
  • Why I Love To Workout

    fitness guy
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:01 pm
    My son comes by my nerdiness pretty honestly but the one thing that drives me crazy is that he does not care about sports or exercise at all. When I was a kid I loved sports and as I got older working out at the gym. Of course there are a lot of different distrations now and I know that it is up to me to point him in the right direction and push that passion to work out in whatever way he would want. For this reason I thought it would be a good time to write an article about what really pumps me about workouts and exercise in general. The real reasons that push me to workout when there is…
  • How to lose 20 pounds in a month

    fitness guy
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    For many people knowing how to lose 20 pounds in a month would be a dream. Put that dream right in front of you because I am saying that there are ways that you can lose 20 pounds in a month. To get started on any loss goal is easy but you need a strategy and tactics in place to know how to lose 20 pounds in a month. Your strategy towards any goal is the broad strokes, the big concepts that are important. Here is your loss strategy Increase your resting metabolism Reduce your calorie intake Quickly burn calories during cardio and workouts Now that you have a strategy to lose 20 pounds in a…
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Training Your Eyes To Hit That Curveball

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    “Just keep your eye on the ball.”  Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate.  That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see  have not yet cracked 50 mph.  But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball.   Which is exactly why psychology researchers at the University of California - Riverside (UCR) teamed up with the college’s varsity…
  • The Subliminal Power Of Positive Cheering

    3 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Young athletes often hear phrases of encouragement like, “dig a little deeper” or “you have to want it more than they do” or, ideally, “be mentally tough.”  For most kids, these words from a coach, a parent or a teammate go in one ear and out the other.  But, what if there was actually some scientific substance to the words?  Could the smiling, confident face of a coach delivering a pep talk actually have a subliminal effect on performance?  While the conscious brain may dismiss this positive talk, the subconscious mind may actually be putting it to work,…
  • Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

    17 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    As usual, Mom was right.  Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.  While common sense tells us that a lack of shut-eye will cause children to be grumpy from a lack of energy, new knowledge about the brain details how sleep affects not only their physiological functions but also their ability to learn new skills.The more well-known sleep state known as REM (Rapid Eye Movement) is the dreammaker that tries to put our day’s activities into the…
  • For Aaron Rodgers, Practice Makes Perfect Motor Skills

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    During a Green Bay Packers win over the Atlanta Falcons earlier this season, Peter King, the NFL's dean of sportswriters, found a new level of respect for quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Here's how King described one particular third and two play late in the first quarter:"At the snap, Rodgers’ first look, a long one, was to the left for Nelson. Well covered. Quickly Rodgers turned to the right, to where Cobb was planting his foot in the ground three or four yards upfield and preparing to run a simple in-cut; at the same time, his cover man, cornerback Desmond Trufant, was going to…
  • How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Well, there goes that golden piece of parental logic.  For years, we’ve been arguing, imploring and threatening our kids to get off their Xbox, PS4 or even Wiis (are those still around?) and get outside for some fresh air and reality.  It isn’t healthy, we argued, to sit in front of that TV and play video games for hours.  While we still have the cardiovascular argument in our corner, new research just confirmed that gaming actually improves our kids’ ability to learn new sensorimotor skills.Playing “first person” games, like Call of Duty or Madden, drops the user…
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Does Walk Away the Pounds Work?

    Angie
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Why yes it does! I lost over 70 lbs on this program and highly recommend it. The Walk Away the Pounds, Walk Slim and Walk at Home series of workouts are top my exercise list! All of Leslie Sansone’s at home workouts are motivational, most have great music and I like that she has aRead More The post Does Walk Away the Pounds Work? appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Welcome February

    Angie
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Happy February! Today it snowed anywhere between 10-15 inches in Chicagoland. It’s beautiful but I would still rather live where it’s warm year round. So much has been going on lately and I have been really busy. I’m trying to get back in to a workout and healthy eating groove. I’m still having issues withRead More The post Welcome February appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Do You Have an Organized Desk?

    Angie
    12 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    I have been challenged! Today, January 12th is “Clean off Your Desk Day”. I was thinking about cleaning mine off this past weekend but never got around to it. Sound familiar? I do feel much better with a clean and organized home office space though, so good timing. Lynn gave some great tips on howRead More The post Do You Have an Organized Desk? appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • New Year’s Eve 2014: Good Times

    Angie
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The 2014 holiday’s have been busy. We have had family living with us since just after our Roatan, Honduras vacation and I’ll be catching you up on everything. My parent’s came for about 10 days for Christmas and it was a fun time. We had a full house and I loved it. This New Year’sRead More The post New Year’s Eve 2014: Good Times appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries

    Angie
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Summer squash has a number of benefits like: Good source of fiber Low calories High in vitamin A Good source of potassium Ingredients:Read More The post Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
 
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    BestHealth Mag

  • Spring's best new health books

    mgreer
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  Living healthy is easier with the help of these handy guides and cookbooks Slide Title:  The Paleo Chef Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  If you're thinking about adopting a Paelo diet (eating proteins and fats, fruit and veggies, nuts and seeds), this is a great place to start. TV personality Pete Evans shares straightforward, but innovative, recipes including Kale Hummus, Portuguese Pork Burgers and Pumpkin Pie with Bacon Bark. Yum! The Paleo Chef by Pete Evans, $29, Random House Exclude from…
  • Healthy travel: What to see and do in Canmore

    mgreer
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
  • Beauty insider: Georgia May Jagger

    mgreer
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
  • What to eat to beat your cravings

    mgreer
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
  • The best new hair treatments and masks

    mgreer
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Megan Kirkwood Short Description:  Want thicker, healthier-looking hair? Um, is  that even a question?  Here are the newest nourishing treatments you can use once or twice a week to help pump you up Slide Title:  Best for overworked hair Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Antioxidants work to ditch mineral buildup and seal broken hair cuticles, leaving hair stronger and shinier. Pantene Pro-V Power Up Daily Treatment, $8 Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Best for fine hair…
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    GymJunkies.com

  • The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout

    Gym Junkies
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ever wondered how you can build more muscle and get pumped with bodyweight training alone? You’ll be surprised how effective these bodyweight exercises can be for maintaining your muscle and fitness. Here’s how: Instead of requiring you to invest in an assortment of weights, body-weight exercises rely on your own body as the source of resistance for muscle-building activities. If you want to add significant bulk, you may need to graduate from body-weight activities to weight training, but if … The post The Ultimate Bodyweight Workout appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • What is the Best Creatine?

    Gym Junkies
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Every lifter has heard of Creatine, but is it effective? When should you take it? And what type is the best? What is Creatine? Creatine serves as an essential part of the ATP-CP energy system, also known as phosphagen system. Today, I’ll break down creatine for you in simple terms and we’ll discuss what’s best for your body and the best creatine. Creatine is easily one of the most popular and widely used supplements in the fitness and muscle … The post What is the Best Creatine? appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Avesil Review

    Gym Junkies
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Have you been bulking up and now you’re ready to shed some fat? Have you encountered too many supplements that promise to help you lose weight but don’t deliver? This is why we at Gym Junkies provide you with reviews of popular supplements to help save you money and fuel your body with only the best ingredients. That’s why we are giving you the Avesil Review. Today we’re going to take a look at Avesil, and shed light on whether … The post Avesil Review appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Bacon and Eggs: Variations on a Classic

    Gym Junkies
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you mention breakfast, I’m already thinking about my favorite paleo friendly breakfast, bacon, and eggs. Regardless of whether you are looking to shed some extra pounds or build muscle, a high protein breakfast is an essential part of the day. Beginning your day with a protein rich meal is also known to jumpstart your brain for school or work. Luckily, Bacon and Eggs can be both nutritious and delicious. But not all bacon and eggs are created equal, … The post Bacon and Eggs: Variations on a Classic appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Guide to Losing Fat While Building Muscle

    Gym Junkies
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to fitness goals, most of us want to build muscle lose fat and look great.  It’s a common theory that you can’t build muscle while burning fat, or that you cannot do both optimally at the same time. Really this depends on the person, how you train and how you eat. Today, we’ll look adjusting your workouts and eating for your specific goals and key in on how to lose fat and gain muscle. The Challenge: Burn Fat Gain Muscle … The post Guide to Losing Fat While Building Muscle appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
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    Ride, Run, Work Out | Fitness - Orlando Sentinel

  • As birds flock back, Great Florida Birding Trail beckons

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Time for a hike before temps in the 90s return? Grab your binoculars and hit the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Not a trail per se, it consists of 515 birding and wildlife viewing sites in Florida. Many are an easy drive from Orlando, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
  • Bike rides can help relieve stress

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    It’s that time of year when the temperatures are cooler and the weather is mostly beautiful (with the exception of a little rain). I’ve been stressed out a bit lately, and you know how sometimes you crave something salty or sweet? I’ve been craving bike rides when I’m...
  • Running on empty is the only running this new mother is doing

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    When I was seven months pregnant I wrote this item for the Ride, Run, Work Out blog:
  • Don't let allergies keep you from exercise

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:44 pm
    As a longtime seasonal-allergy sufferer whose congestion often turns into a sinus infection, I know it can be dispiriting to try to exercise when your head is stopped up from reactions to pollen. As Florida's spring pollen season revs up, what are your options to feel better and keep...
  • Races -- and one nonrace -- benefit elderly, kids, school, library, more

    16 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Cold mornings of winter often mean faster race times, as your body can stay cooler longer. So why not take advantage of that and join some of these upcoming 5K and longer races? Not feeling motivated? One of the events below involves no exercise at all. 
 
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    Nicki Anderson

  • Start With Why is the Secret to Success

    Nicki
    1 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Simon Sinek coming to Naperville, May 5th, 2015. For those of you that have children, or who have worked with children we know all too well that “Why?” seems like the only word in their vocabulary.  For a parent, the 300th “Why?” can make us crazy, but after reading Simon Sinek’s Book, Start with Why, perhaps  children are way ahead of the game. Instead of questioning them, “Must you ask why again?” we may think about praising them as they simply try to gain a better understanding of the world around them. I am looking forward to starting our…
  • It’s a Sad Year When You Don’t Learn Something New!

    Nicki
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
          My Grandfather always used to say, “It’s a sad day when you don’t learn something new.”  As one who loves to learn, I remind myself of this on a daily basis. I try and learn something new every day. When we celebrate New Year’s many people are reflective, and I am no exception. Although I am not one who regrets, or wishes I’d done something different (after all, we learn best by our mistakes) reflecting on the New Year allows me to take stock of the things I’ve learned and incorporate them in to my life moving forward. Life…
  • Don’t Let Good Health Prevent Good Judgement

    Nicki
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    For those of you that have followed my blog, you know that I have a strong commitment to my health. I eat well (most of the time), exercise as often as I’m able (not as much as I’d like), and I stay focused on the positive. Throughout most of my life, I have experienced few health issues other than pregnancy and delivery and few minor things here and there. However, a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a situation where I listened closely to my body and realized it wasn’t happy. Since starting my job last February, there is no doubt my activity level isn’t where…
  • Does the word “Step” diminish love?

    Nicki
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Dad, giving me away.   I was 9 years old when I first met him. He was a loud, gregarious sort. His accent was funny, so were his clothes. Worst of all, he really liked my mother. My father had decided to set up house with his new wife and my mother was looking to set up house with a new husband. It was the 70’s, that’s how things worked.  This man came in to our lives through one of the most important men in my life, my Uncle Billy. If he was favored in the eyes of my Uncle Billy, he had to be a good guy. I’ll never forget that Christmas Eve in 1971 and he was there.
  • Can Work and Workouts Coexist?

    Nicki
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:57 am
    After only 6 weeks in my new position, I hear the voices of my clients from the past (my clients from the fitness world). Client after client would swear that they just didn’t have time to exercise and eating well was near impossible due to eating out for business meetings.  I rarely bought it and believed if they wanted it bad enough,they could make the changes. As I write this, I have become my client. Working 12-14 hour days, my flexible schedule no longer exists as I’ve become a product of work hard, exercise later. This past week as I found myself feeling a little…
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    Yum Yucky

  • Weekend Newsflash: Food Shame at School, It Happened To My kid. Plus, Body Transformation Inspiration.

    yumyucky
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:41 am
    FOOD SHAME. MY DAUGHTER WAS THE TARGET. Just look at her. Gracie (aka, Greedy Baby) is growing up fast. We took this pic after one of her All Star cheer competitions. I am instilling into the child that she is an athlete and must be certain to make good food choices. Little did I know, she actually listened to my guidance and began buying salads for lunch everyday, and encouraged her friend to do the same. Gracie was the target of food shame because of salad. Some of her Kindergarten classmates teased her for choosing salads at lunchtime. Apparently it’s a “stupid and…
  • Colloidal Silver Cough Drops. Do they really work?

    yumyucky
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    Hrrrmmm? When I Googled me up some Colloidal Silver Cough Drops, I was 0% confident that such a thing actually existed. I was ready to quit my day job and build a throat lozenge empire because no one had yet thought of the idea to make a cough drop containing colloidal silver. But alas. I was wrong. Colloidal silver cough drops do, in fact, exist already. Dammit! I ordered the cough drops a long while ago, just knowing that a fiasco like my hair stylist breathing her infectious breath on me was bound to happen sooner or later. I hate using cough drops like Halls — they pretty much taste…
  • Knee Friendly Leg Workout + Fitness Missions For This Week

    yumyucky
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Holla! There are NO squats and very little bending of the knees in this Knee Friendly leg workout that also targets the butt cheeks. You’re gonna get a nice burn going to transform the entire lower body. Check out the vid, then scroll down for week’s daily Fitness Missions. BOOM! FITNESS MISSIONS FOR THIS WEEK Monday: 3 rounds of 20 Kettlebell (or dumbbell swings) + 20 mountain climbers Tuesday:  Knee Friendly Leg Workout Wednesday: 3 minute Burpee Challenge. As many reps as possible in 3 minutes. Thursday: 3 rounds of 16 alternating reverse lunges + 20 sec high knee jog Friday:…
  • Medical Face Mask: Something gross happened when I wore one.

    yumyucky
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:02 am
    I don’t get sick much, but when I sat in my hair stylist’s chair, she proceeded to hack up 25 lungs in a coughing fit that left me reeling. I immediately knew I was doomed. First the convulsive sneezing started. And within 36 hours I was on the phone calling out sick from work. I lay bedridden for awhile, drinking hot tea and watching nature shows on Discovery Channel (it’s a damn shame what those hyenas did to that cheetah). But let’s back up a sec. My first line of defense to speed my recovery from a cold is to up my intake of oregano oil. It’s a critical step…
  • 5 Minute Booty and Thigh Shaper Workout

    yumyucky
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:20 am
    It doesn’t take long to get a nice burn going in the booty and thighs. This 5 minute workout helps to shape up the lower body real nice. And we all want that for ourselves, riiight? Booty and Thigh Shaper WORKOUT BREAKDOWN 2 rounds on each leg There is no rest in-between each of these exercises. Do your best to go into each move with no rest to keep that shapely burn going strong! 10 reps leg lift 10 reps high-end leg lift pulse 10 reps in & out push (at this point, you lower bod will be on fire) 10 second static hold now take it from the top on the same leg all over again before…
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    JCD Fitness

  • Get Disciplined: Fixing Your Diet And Training Mistakes And Realizing Your Goals

    JC Deen
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:18 am
    2 weeks ago, I brought up a handful of ideas based on why you might might be screwing up your diet and training combination. Today we’re going to cover exactly why you’re messing up, and how to fix it. 1. Nutritional Tracking, and Accountability As I mentioned, most people mess this up because they get […]
  • Fitness Goals: Understanding Why We Give Up

    JC Deen
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    It’s the second week of February, and if you set a physique-related resolution, but have since given up, I want to help you to determine exactly why. Today we’re going to focus on figuring out exactly what went wrong, and why you gave up. Then in part 2, we’ll wrap up with a surefire system […]
  • The Diet And Training Combination: Figuring Out How You’re Messing It Up

    JC Deen
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    You hit the gym 3 (or 4 or 5) days per week. You’ve been tracking your meals, and watching portions. You’re even starting to think about your rest and recovery habits as a part of this whole process of improving your aesthetics. It’s the first week of February… You could be on your newly formed […]
  • How To Gain Weight — Practical Applications for Eating to Build Muscle, and Why You Might Not Want to Gain Weight Fast

    JC Deen
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You can listen to the audio here: How to gain weight… It sounds like an absurd thing to ask for some, but for others, it’s a real issue. The term ‘how to gain weight’ yields over 46 million results in Google, and ‘how to gain weight fast’ gives us close to 20 million results. While […]
  • What To Do When You’re Not Motivated

    JC Deen
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Motivation can be very hard to come by… but when it does, you get excited, and ready to make a change. However, if you only act when motivation rolls around… well, you probably won’t get much, if anything, done at all. Watch the video below to learn why: Action Must Precede Motivation Video Notes: 2 Types […]
 
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    Go! Go! Gail!

  • Meeting with the dietitian: Loved it!

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Let's talk Krebs Cycle! OK, maybe not, but I found a dietitian who's not afraid to go there with me.
  • Tunes for Tuesday: Careful, by Kami Thompson

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    This was one of those songs I found by sticking my phone in the air at Starbucks and hitting the SoundHound app. Folk-rock was my jammmm! when I was in high school, so I know all about the musical pedigree...
  • Just when I thought I was out ...

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    I'm hoping my meeting with a dietitian can produce a plan to circumvent my hormonal wackiness and get the excess fat off.
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    Turbulence Training

  • Leveraging and chipping away at Streaks

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:36 am
    Streaking Update 1) Write 3000 words per day I almost got off track this morning, spent too much time thinking and planning out some other work issues, before I finally settled in to writing. But my deadlines kept me honest and I got a couple of projects done early. I also pushed back my workout to late morning, a rarity, and I made sure to leverage everything I write into multiple
  • Deads and depressed friends

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    Dandy deadlifting was done on Friday. The morning started great with lots of writing, then a big breakfast of walnuts, coconut oil, and cacao nibs. That's my version of cereal. Alas, I washed it down with a Coke Zero because I needed a high-voltage jump start for the deads.Forgive me my diet sin!Then it was off to a local LA Fitness around 10am. It's right beside where the Phillies have
  • #1 butt exercise to avoid

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Ol' Bally the Dog, my crazy Canadian chocolate lab, enjoys sniffing butts. He makes no apologiez. That's what dogs do. I, on the other hand, prefer just to look at them. I'm a bit of a butt expert. Show me a nice butt and I can accurately predict that person's workout routine. And if you show me a flat butt, or one that squishes out sideways or droops down instead of curving back
  • Shoulders and Streaking in Florida

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Had a great experimental workout today, putting together some new ideas for the May TT workout of the month. 1A) KB Snatch1B) Yoga Stretches2A) KB 1-Arm Standing Overhead Press2B) Slam Ball100 rep circuit3A) Slam Ball - 20 reps3B) Total Body Extension - 60 reps3C) Pushups - 20 resp Streaking Update 1) Write 3000 words per day Morning writing: Finished George Washington section...but went
  • The Fat Greasy Enemy is back

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Uh-oh, the pharmaceutical has brought back their greasy enemy of fat, Alli. Now Alli is not what you might expect. You might be thinking "he" is a big, fat, greasy underground mobster, but he's not. Instead, he's a diet drug that makes you poop your pants. I'm serious! Alli is also known as Orlistat. Common side effects include, "inability to control bowel movements; oily
 
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    JCD Fitness

  • Get Disciplined: Fixing Your Diet And Training Mistakes And Realizing Your Goals

    JC Deen
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:18 am
    2 weeks ago, I brought up a handful of ideas based on why you might might be screwing up your diet and training combination. Today we’re going to cover exactly why you’re messing up, and how to fix it. 1. Nutritional Tracking, and Accountability As I mentioned, most people mess this up because they get […]
  • Fitness Goals: Understanding Why We Give Up

    JC Deen
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    It’s the second week of February, and if you set a physique-related resolution, but have since given up, I want to help you to determine exactly why. Today we’re going to focus on figuring out exactly what went wrong, and why you gave up. Then in part 2, we’ll wrap up with a surefire system […]
  • The Diet And Training Combination: Figuring Out How You’re Messing It Up

    JC Deen
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    You hit the gym 3 (or 4 or 5) days per week. You’ve been tracking your meals, and watching portions. You’re even starting to think about your rest and recovery habits as a part of this whole process of improving your aesthetics. It’s the first week of February… You could be on your newly formed […]
  • How To Gain Weight — Practical Applications for Eating to Build Muscle, and Why You Might Not Want to Gain Weight Fast

    JC Deen
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    You can listen to the audio here: How to gain weight… It sounds like an absurd thing to ask for some, but for others, it’s a real issue. The term ‘how to gain weight’ yields over 46 million results in Google, and ‘how to gain weight fast’ gives us close to 20 million results. While […]
  • What To Do When You’re Not Motivated

    JC Deen
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Motivation can be very hard to come by… but when it does, you get excited, and ready to make a change. However, if you only act when motivation rolls around… well, you probably won’t get much, if anything, done at all. Watch the video below to learn why: Action Must Precede Motivation Video Notes: 2 Types […]
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Wanna Have A {Virtual} Latte Date?

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve seen several other bloggers do these and I love reading them, so I thought for a light Friday let’s talk and connect over a warm frothy almond milk latte. If we were having a coffee date, I would tell you… I am happy. Like really happy. I’m not sure what has changed lately but something has, it’s as if everything has clicked (for the time being) and while there have been some rocky patches to my days, overall I am happy with life right now. It’s almost overwhelming and hard to accept because I feel as if we’re always looking for the next issue to arise. <— More on this…
  • You Only Get Better By Doing: The Mastery Kettlebell Workout

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve had one of those weeks where everything just seems like so much work. I think it’s because I have a lot on my plate right now in terms of what I want to improve upon, that I can’t focus on any one thing to actually improve. I really wish that you could get better at pull-ups by just staring at the pull-up bar. If that were the case, I would be amazing. I really wish that you could become a better runner (hello 31 miles) by simply signing up for a race. And I wish that I could become stronger and better with kettlebells by just chalking up my hands and picking them up.
  • Top 10 Best Post Workout Shakes Ever!

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Good morning friends! It’s been a while since I shared a new shake recipe with you and boy do I have a good one! I love shakes and I sometimes think if I wasn’t married to a man that loves “real food” I could survive solely off of them. After all, I always put real, whole food ingredients in them so I’m not skipping out on nutrition. But the fact remains I am married and Dan isn’t so keen on the idea of shakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So we keep them for post workout fueling. We all know by now that after a tough workout the body is craving a replenishment of nutrients……
  • Who Signs Up To Run 50 K Trail Races? And Sled Workout

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Not only that, who signs up for a race that is described as: “THIS IS THE HARDEST 50K IN THE WORLD! While this race may not go to 11,000 ft in altitude like those hard western races, it makes this up in technical difficulty, heat and humidity.” Well… you’re looking at her. I’ve signed up the for Quest For The Crest 50K Never in my life did I think I would ever sign up for an ultra race. Much less one that includes over 11,000 feet elevation net gain (luckily there is also 11,000 feet of net loss). If you had told me that I would be running an event like this one day, I would…
  • Answers: Super Powers & Warm-ups (Plus Lots More You Need To Know)

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I had so much fun answering these questions, you guys are good. Real good! I’ll try to do this more often and some of these questions truly deserve their very own blog post (did you check out JR’s question/answer post last week?) What I loved most was how all over the place the questions were! Curious? Let’s do this… Katarzyna Asked: “Do you do warm ups? Because all of your (very cool) programs are like “jump right it the middle of it” with no warm up or even a suggestion of one. Same goes for stretching.” Great question and I feel terrible that I don’t mention it in my…
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    James Clear

  • The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work

    James Clear
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    The word priority didn’t always mean what it does today. In his best-selling book, Essentialism (audiobook), Greg McKeown explains the surprising history of the word and how its meaning has shifted over time. The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. It stayed singular for the next five hundred years. Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term and start talking about priorities. Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality. Somehow we would now be able to have multiple…
  • The 5 Triggers That Make New Habits Stick

    James Clear
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:43 pm
    In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit (audiobook), author Charles Duhigg explains a simple three-step process that all habits follow. This cycle, known as The Habit Loop, says that each habit consists of… The Trigger: the event that starts the habit. The Routine: the behavior that you perform, the habit itself. The Reward: the benefit that is associated with the behavior. The image below shows how these three factors work together to build new habits. [1] Each phase of the loop is important for building new habits, but today I’d like to discuss the first factor: habit triggers.
  • Bob Mathias on How to Master the Art of Self-Confidence

    James Clear
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:16 pm
    By the time his senior year in high school rolled around, Bob Mathias had developed into a talented track athlete. He could run fast, jump high, and throw far. Given his wide-ranging talents, his high school coach suggested that Mathias try decathlon–a grueling combination of 10 track and field events. Mathias succeeded immediately, winning his first competition. Just a few months later, he qualified to compete at the 1948 Olympics in London. 1 Completely off the radar heading into the competition, Mathias stormed the Olympics. He placed first in four of the ten events and ran away with…
  • Albert Einstein’s Incredible Work Ethic: Lessons on Creativity and Contribution

    James Clear
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    As soon as he hung up the phone, Ralph Morse knew that he needed to get moving. He was still 90 miles away and there wouldn’t be much time before people began to hear the news. Albert Einstein had just died. Morse was a photographer for LIFE Magazine. He drove down to Princeton, New Jersey as fast as possible, but other members of the media had already been alerted by the time he arrived. Morse would later recall the situation by saying, “Einstein died at Princeton Hospital, so I headed there first. But it was chaos — journalists, photographers, onlookers. So I headed over to…
  • Announcing the 2015 Habits Seminar (Live Event on February 18th)

    James Clear
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Today I am excited to announce the 2015 Habits Seminar, which is a live online class that I will be hosting on February 18th. Each year, I conduct one seminar on the science of behavior change and how to build habits that stick. We’ll talk about what’s working now, what always works, and what to avoid if you want to stick to good habits and break bad ones. Hundreds of people have already signed up and I’m going to take this opportunity to share more details about the event. First, let me talk about why you would want to attend… The Two Identities We All Have Last week, a…
 
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  • Desperate To Lose Weight Quickly

    13 Feb 2015 | 3:50 pm
    If you're desperate to lose weight quickly, then here are 3 simple and fun ways to lose weight. These principles will help you to lose weight quickly, get in great shape and improve your overall health.
  • Dangers of a Leaky Gut

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    Leaky gut syndrome (technically known as intestinal hyperpermeability) is a condition characterised by gaps opening up in the intestinal wall that allows far too many substances into the bloodstream. Normally, the intestinal walls forms a semi-permeable barrier, only allowing properly digested nutrients into the bloodstream.
  • Cure Insulin Resistance

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:09 am
    It may be possible to cure insulin resistance by following a range of simply strategies including, a nutritional plan, a exercise plan, and a specific range of nutritional supplements.
  • Chronic Inflammation and Weight Gain

    7 Feb 2015 | 4:39 am
    The relationship between chronic inflammation and weight gain is now re-inforced by a growing body of research, whereby a high degree of inflammation in the body results in weight gain. Therefore, finding ways to reduce inflammation should assist your weight loss efforts.
  • Boost Your Immune System

    7 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    Here's how to boost your immune system in 7 easy steps! Winter has long been associated with an increased incidence of colds and flus and if you're able to boost or at least support a healthy immune system the likely of getting a cold or flu is significantly reduced.
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    Fitho

  • The Yummiest Healthy Snack is in Town- Trail Mix!

    Meghna Basu
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Originally invented as a hiking snack, the Trail mix has become a popular healthy snack worldwide. Not only is it easy to make but also easy to carry. Just pack away the desired quantity in a zip-pouch and be on your way with your pocketful of healthy snack. A personalized bowl of Trail mix can...Read More
  • How to Get a Workout While Watching the World Cup

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:28 am
    Did you know an average world cup watcher could be adding up to around 2,400 calories per match — more than many people need in an entire day! So we thought how can we help you cheer for your team & stay in shape? The idea as simple: let your fitness not get lost amongst the...Read More
  • 5 Ways to Burn Calories From Guilty Pleasures

    Dashmeet Kaur
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:23 am
    Everyone is allowed a vice. For most of us it is the love of food. While we understand you don’t want to stop yourself from doing what you love the most, we might have a solution that can help you do damage control. Exercise is a great way to counter calories in food. However, this...Read More
  • How Much Exercise You Need to Lose Weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
      To lose weight you need two things: Diet & exercise. While we broadly covered how many calories of food you need to lose weight in our last article.Let us now focus on how much do you need to exercise to lose weight. Before we estimate the approximate time one thing you need to keep in...Read More
  • Things to do every hour to lose weight all day

    Subaha Kumari
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Losing weight isn’t about doing one good thing like walking in the morning or eating cereals for breakfast— it’s made up of a hundred healthy choices that you make all day long, every day. Let this statement not intimidate you, instead take it up as a challenge. The idea is to repeat making healthy choices so often...Read More
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  • Clif Bar has a winner with a new chocolate hazelnut flavor

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:31 pm
    A few weeks ago, the folks at Clif Bar contacted me to see if I was interested in sampling one of the newest offerings in their Builder’s Bar line. Previous Clif Bar products that I’ve tried...
  • Power Crunch protein bars are light, fast and taste great

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:54 pm
    A few weeks ago, the folks at Power Crunch sent me a few samples of their protein bars and asked for my opinion on them. The samples included the original Power Crunch bar, the Power Crunch Crisp and the...
  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals results: Colorado does it again

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships are in the books. This year saw a lot of familiar names and familiar teams on the podium, including the University of Colorado earning a fifth straight overall team title. Let's...
  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals are coming this weekend

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This weekend marks the return to the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals. The events will be held Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. This event started in 1992 and now includes 3 races.Friday will feature...
  • Triathlon wins NCAA Emerging Sport for Women status

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    18 Jan 2014 | 6:12 pm
    The sport of triathlon won a big victory this week as the NCAA voted to designate is as an Emerging Sport for Women.The new status allows schools to use triathlon to meet minimum sports sponsorship requirements, minimum financial aid...
 
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    Muscle Class

  • How Health and Fitness Affects Your Dating Life

    Anthony Myers
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:02 pm
    I know that a lot of the people visiting my blog are young guys looking to improve their odds with the ladies. The following is a guest post about health and nutrition, and how it relates to dating, from my good buddy Arturo.   While many people think that dating is a completely unrelated concept […] The post How Health and Fitness Affects Your Dating Life appeared first on Muscle Class.
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson Workout For Kick-Ass 2

    Anthony Myers
    13 Jun 2013 | 11:37 am
    You may or may not have heard, but Kick-Ass 2 is hitting theaters soon. Whether the movie will be good or not, I don’t know and to be honest, I really don’t care – I’m not a film critic. I mean, the first Kick-Ass was funny, and I did get a laugh out of it. […] The post Aaron Taylor-Johnson Workout For Kick-Ass 2 appeared first on Muscle Class.
  • 7 Reasons To Train Naturally

    Anthony Myers
    20 Mar 2013 | 12:53 pm
    For a long time, like most fitness bloggers, I refused to talk about anabolic steroids on my website. However, I don’t want to be like most fitness bloggers. So I’ not biting my tongue anymore. Steroids do exist, and they are an enormous part of bodybuilding. The truth is that the majority of the physiques that you see […] The post 7 Reasons To Train Naturally appeared first on Muscle Class.
  • 6 Delicious and Healthy Bodybuilding Recipes

    Anthony Myers
    17 Jan 2013 | 8:10 pm
    As you know, nutrition is the most important aspect of building muscle and burning fat. You just can’t out train a bad diet, it isn’t possible. You probably also know that a lot of healthy foods aren’t the best tasting. So I’ve gone ahead and hooked you up with a few of my favorite muscle […] The post 6 Delicious and Healthy Bodybuilding Recipes appeared first on Muscle Class.
  • 1 Thing Chubby & Skinny Guys Have In Common

    Anthony Myers
    16 Jan 2013 | 10:58 am
    As a kid, you were most likely 1 of 2 ways. You were either a chubby kid, or a scrawny kid. If you’ve read my About Page, you know that I’m a computer geek and former wanna-be professional PC gamer, yes seriously. All of that inactivity didn’t do me any favors. Needless to say, I […] The post 1 Thing Chubby & Skinny Guys Have In Common appeared first on Muscle Class.
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Fit for Life: Growth Only Comes from Change

    Joyce
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I need to get Luna her own Gaiam yoga mat. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates **disclosure: This post is sponsored by GaiamTV Sometimes we view change as scary and bad; when it’s forced upon us, it can be. (But that’s a whole other blog post.) I’m talking about evolving by choice. It’s very easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, to keep doing what’s comfortable for us. Whether it’s the way we view exercise, our relationship, our jobs and careers, or even…
  • 3 Steps to Personal Evolution #CommitToYou

    Joyce
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    *Disclosure: Grateful to be working with GaiamTV — on my journey to personal evolution. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson I know, I know. It’s resolution time again, and we all know what that means right? Intentions and goals that fall flat, or worse — never even get off the ground. According to statistics, about 60% of resolutions fail. But wait! Doesn’t that mean 40% are successful? That would be 4 out of 10 people. That’s 4 people whose lives are…
  • Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

    Joyce
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    My Health Coach and Partner We often think in terms of short-term goals. Not that that’s necessarily bad, but long-term health is more than a few small goals accomplished occasionally. It’s many small actions done consistently over time. It’s easy to be short-sighted and just have in mind an upcoming event as a goal. But short-term goals are just that — short-term. Keeping up with long-term goals is obviously not as easy as keeping up with a short-term goal. This got me thinking: what can we use that’s in our everyday lives that would easily serve us in…
  • Whole and Healthy: Variety Creates a #BalancedYou

    Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:53 am
    Riley in her best downward dog I think battling boredom has been a struggle in my pursuit of a healthy life. But it’s also been a blessing in disguise. That’s why I was super excited *disclosure* -> when I had the opportunity to work with GaiamTV and @MyYogaOnline. I felt a instant connection with their philosophy and the content they share. I’ve always loved yoga and done random classes over the years, but I personally needed more direction and guidance. I wanted to add yoga to my quiver of healthy choices. This made me think of why I felt the need to learn yet another…
  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

    Joyce
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    The ship of self-improvement has set sail Before I venture into opinionated territory, my thoughts here are only coming from my own personal experiences in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. There was a time when the word “self-improvement” was all the rage, like the word swag, just without all the douchey-ness. It even earned itself a section in bookstores. You could work on your health, your fitness, your relationships, organizational skills, education, and more. I always found myself hanging out in that section. I’m sure some of you will say you’ve…
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    Comeback Momma

  • Remembering my Babies First Foods – Love on a Spoon

    Jenn
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    How can my babies already be 9 and 12? When did that happen? I fondly remember the days when I fed them their first foods. After the usual rice and oatmeal, yogurt was the next food we introduced. We trusted Stonyfield YoBaby as the yogurt we used in our household. Our kids loved it! Peach and pear were favorites for my son and my daughter loved vanilla and blueberry. I can get caught up for hours looking back at their baby pictures. It was such a fun time in our lives. Watching our kids discover everything in the world. I loved that the YoBaby packs were super easy to bring on the road too.
  • Endless Jewelry Giveaway Preview

    Jenn
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    Between March 12-20, 2 of my readers will have a chance to win a lovely bracelet from Endless Jewelry. Customers select a stylish leather band as a base in single, double or triple lengths and then add charms to customize the bracelets. There are hundreds of charms to choose from including sterling silver to gold and semi precious stones. Charms come in a variety of price points as well. I love how chic and modern they are. Jennifer Lopez recently added a collection as well. This video is probably the best way to explain how this jewelry system works. Started by a former Pandora Europe…
  • Diet Tips to Fight Depression and Improve Mood

    Jenn
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    Certain foods are not just good for you physically. They also enhance your mental and emotional health as well. Our bodies are highly affected by diet, so it makes sense that our brains and emotional state are affected by the food we eat as well. A diet consisting of processed foods and sugar not only contributes to weight gain. For many people, these foods also affect their moods. So, what can you do? Here are some diet tips to help fight depression and improve your overall mood. Serotonin Research indicates that diets that are not plentiful with certain vitamins or minerals can cause…
  • The No Excuses Exercise Plan

    Jenn
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    If you are like me, your life can get pretty hectic. Frankly, who isn’t crazy busy these days in this online, multitasking world? Our busy lives can make it really easy to make excuses about staying fit and healthy. The excuses list can be never ending. I have a few tips to help you stay on track and minimize some of the typical excuses. I don’t have time Ah, lack of time is probably the #1 excuse, right? It is so easy to say you don’t have time to workout. A great way to squeeze exercise into a busy day is to add 5-10 minute bursts of movement here and there. Take the…
  • Staying Calm, Cool and Connected with Free Yoga from Stayfree

    Jenn
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    This winter has been a KILLER for those of us in the Northeast. Spending hours shoveling and navigating dangerous roads does not make for a relaxing last few weeks. Finding moments of bliss are few and far between. One way I try to reconnect with my center for calm and peace is through yoga. Another time when I don’t feel very calm is during “that time of the month.” It can be hard to feel cool and confident when you are worried about whether or not you feel fresh. Worrying about freedom of movement can be a hinderance for my yoga practice as well. Luckily, Stayfree has…
 
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    Fit For Real Life

  • Having A Life Of ‘More’ Through Better Movement (Plus, Must-See Articles and a Special Giveaway)

    Alina Paredes
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    You never know what’s around the bend, so go ahead and guess, but know that you’ll likely be mind-blown at what actually appears as you round the bend This has rung true for me for the last 4 years that I’ve really started paying attention to ‘what I think is going to happen’ and what actually happens. It’s easy to look back and see because I write in a journal regularly. I can see what I was thinking & feeling weeks, months, years ago. And when I look back to a few months ago, “drive an SUV through Chile & Argentina for 2 weeks down to Patagonia” wasn’t in my list…
  • The Gokhale Method on Hip Pain and How To Relieve It

    Alina Paredes
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    In January, 2015, a piece I authored for Whole 9 Life was published. Call 3 Ways to Improve Your Posture, it explained the concept of Postural Strength in layman’s terms. And then, it explained 3 different ways to improve your posture, build your postural strength, and decrease back pain. Not long after it was published, a comment on the article showed up. It was articulate, thoughtful, and detailed. This comment came from Kathleen Marie – a teacher of the Gokhale Method posture course. After reading her comment, I reached out to Kathleen to ask if she’d be…
  • Training The Core: How a Physio Looks At Building Your Core Stability (Plus: 3 Core Stability Exercises You Can Do)

    Alina Paredes
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I first found Dave’s site, Hybrid Perspective, when I was researching gymnastics training for my own program. His blend of movement science & gymnastics knowledge made me an immediate fan. I then started applying lessons he had used with his gymnasts to my own training, and eventually, trying them with my clients, and the results I got were excellent. Dr. Dave Tilley is a former competitive gymnast, and currently works as a Physical Therapist as well as a women’s gymnastics team coach in Beverly, MA. He treats a large population of patients and athletes, but his background allows him…
  • 3 Big Picture Action Steps For Better Injury Recovery

    Kate Galliett
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:52 pm
    In Part 1 of this post, I covered items you can do yourself to immediately get yourself on a better path to healing from an injury. In terms of ‘seeing the forest from the trees’, in the last post, we were looking at ‘the trees.’ Today, we’ll look at ‘the forest’ – that is – what needs to be in your ‘big picture’ for you to achieve true injury recovery. There are 3 key elements a smart human puts into their big picture plan for healing themselves: Use science on your side, in particular, pain science. Use the “one ounce less” principle. Get thee to a…
  • The Right Way To Recover From An Injury

    Kate Galliett
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    The way most humans go about coming back to workouts and sports after an injury is dead wrong. No, this is not yet another post to be chucked in the ‘to ice or not to ice’ debate. That’s small potatoes compared to the thing that’s really impacting how well you come back to your workouts after you get hurt. You’re likely doing one of two things when you come back to training from an injury: 1. You’re not doing enough. 2. You’re doing too much. 3. You’re really hitting the ball out of the park and you’re simultaneously doing not enough & too much (it’s possible, read on…
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    sukiebaxter.com

  • Why Your Hamstrings Are Still Tight Even Though You Stretch Them All The Time

    Sukie
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Do you feel like no matter how much stretching you do, your hamstring flexibility never increases? Tight hamstrings continue to be one of the most common complaints that I hear about, and there’s a reason why focusing solely on hamstrings will quickly reach a point of diminishing returns. Nothing in the body functions in isolation.  To lengthen the back line of your legs, other systems (i.e. muscles and fascia) have to accommodate movement of the hip joint, pelvis and spine. That’s what we’ll look at in today’s Weekly Reboot, plus I’ll show you two exercises you…
  • Why Your Office Posture Matters (and the one posture mistake you should never make!)

    Sukie
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Let’s face it, office posture matters.  From slumped shoulders and aching backs to diminished confidence and creativity, poor posture can have a profoundly negative effect on your physical health, happiness and productivity. But aside from trading in your desk job for life as a yoga instructor where you can stretch eight hours every day, what can you do? Fortunately, posture is a result of how we do what we do, not so much what we do and with a few small tweaks to your daily habits, you too can be standing taller and reaping the rewards of better office posture in less time than it…
  • Can we please not talk about gratitude today? Thank you.

    Sukie
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    There are (at least) three things I know for sure. 1.  Turmeric, while being wildly flavorful and a savior of all who suffer from inflammation of any kind, always makes my fingernails look like I’ve been inflicted with a rare form of tropical nail fungus after I’ve cooked with it. 2.  Traveling on a holiday is some kind of biblical test in patience.  Get to your destination without killing anyone?  You’re assured sainthood in your afterlife. 3.  Gratitude practices don’t do diddly-squat to make you actually feel happier. With Thanksgiving rearing its deep-fried…
  • Got 99 Problems? Try this little known trick to up your IQ and solve problems faster.

    Sukie
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    Problem solving is actually just a series of small decisions. For example, if you’re working a complex math equation, you have to decide whether to divide or multiply first, and also which sets of numbers should be prioritized. Typically when tackling this kind of exercise, you’ll follow the rules set forth by the grand experimenters who came before you and sussed out the common truths that apply to all mathematics. But what do you do when faced with a problem you’ve never encountered before and for which there is no set of rules? What do you do when you’re creating…
  • Why Confidence Starts From the Ground Up (and How You Can Get It)

    Sukie
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    Confidence is one of those elusive things that everybody wants but no one can really define.  It’s not the absence of fear; numerous celebrities who occupy the public eye on a regular basis admit to unrelenting stage fright.  And I don’t think it’s believing in yourself more than everybody else believes in themselves.  We all have mean voices living between our ears. When you want to project confidence – for a proposal, a presentation, a career-making audition or even just walking into a party where you know your ex is going to show up with a hot date – you…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice

  • 4 Things Your Saliva Can Tell You About Your Hormones.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you want to know if you have a hormonal imbalance, test your hormones, or fix your hormones, you’ll definitely The post 4 Things Your Saliva Can Tell You About Your Hormones. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • #310: The Menstrual Cycle And Athletic Performance, How To Get Kids To Grow Taller, Fueling For Soccer Matches & More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    Feb 25, 2015 Podcast: How To Get Kids To Grow As Tall As Possible, How To Handle House Guests Who Don’t Eat The post #310: The Menstrual Cycle And Athletic Performance, How To Get Kids To Grow Taller, Fueling For Soccer Matches & More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • My Exact Morning Routine Unveiled Step-By-Step (feel free to copy, modify or comment)

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    It’s been about 5 years since I posted a bunch of videos of me doing strange poses in my backyard The post My Exact Morning Routine Unveiled Step-By-Step (feel free to copy, modify or comment) appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • The Hidden Truth Behind Toxins, Detoxification & Detox Diets.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dr. Tim Jackson – a medical ninja when it comes to nutritional biochemistry, digestive health, methylation and genetic testing and The post The Hidden Truth Behind Toxins, Detoxification & Detox Diets. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • Episode #309 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:22 pm
    Podcast #309 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2015/02/309-is-a-low-heart-rate-bad-chaga-tea-cinnamon-the-best-ways-to-build-balance/ [0:00:00]   Introduction:           In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast:  Can A Low Heart The post Episode #309 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
 
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  • 5 Red foods that fight heart disease

    Jacques Laventure
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Editors Notes: February we go red to help fight and prevent heart disease. We picked 5 Red foods that fight heart disease Even people who love cooking need to get in and out of the kitchen quickly! These recipes can help you do just that. You can spend just 14 minutes making snacks and use the time you save getting other things done. When time’s of the essence and boosting your metabolism then these are your essential recipes! 5 red foods are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. USDA tells us to pay particular attention to orange and red and dark green produce and get more of those into…
  • Anti-Aging Secrets

    Jacques Laventure
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
    Editor Note: If your looking to be lively well into your 80s and 90s, you’ll need to learn some anti-aging secrets that focus on the mind, body and spirit. You are an integrated model there are many aspects of a healthy life that rely on each other. Crush the spirit and the body will follow. Stimulate the mind and your mood will lighten. We spent some time with Meiling Jin Chinese Reporter with a passion for food and fitness. U.S. life expectancy is about 78 years – one of the lowest life expectancies among developed nations. China’s life expectancy lies around 73 years, which…
  • Positive Affirmations

    Jacques Laventure
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Affirmation Positive Affirmation Editors Notes: Motivational Monday! Jacques Laventure, Today we are going to talk about starting the day off with Positive Affirmation. I start my day by listening to Affirmations for 5 minutes. Like any thing we want to be good at it takes practice. Affirmation is primarily practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment. You want to start by formatting a statement that you want to repeat to yourself. Then use it to help you achieve success in anything. For it to be effective, it needs to be present tense, personal and specific. Positive Affirmation It…
  • Fitness Helpful Guide…

    Jacques Laventure
    27 May 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Editor’s Notes: Try these ideas for fitting more activity into your day—and for getting more out of your daily activities. 1. Choose activities you like. A lot of different things count as exercise: dancing, walking, gardening, yoga, cycling, playing basketball. To make it easier to get moving, choose whatever gets you moving. Also, choose an activity that fits your self-identity. Do you see yourself wearing attractive clothes and bicycling comfortably to work, or wearing workout gear at the gym? 2. Piece your workout together. You don’t need to get all your exercise at one time.
  • 9 Dos And Don’ts Of Working Out At The Gym

    Jacques Laventure
    27 May 2014 | 6:10 am
    Editor’s Notes: If you’re a new gym-goer, it can seem intimidating. Rest assured, it’s really not! But, if you need a little direction – or even if you’re a seasoned gym member – here are some very basic dos and don’ts of working out at the gym! 1. DO get creative with circuits. If you want to use the functional space to do a circuit alone or with some friends, go ahead! The gym staff loves seeing people train creativity. Just keep in mind how long you’ve been using the equipment in the circuit. 2. DON’T wear flip-flops. This shouldn’t require much explanation.
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  • Does Your Personal Trainer Take a Multivitamin Ep 122

    Pamela Hernandez
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question, does SHE take a multivitamin? In this video: Eating Perfect. Nutrient Density of Food. The post Does Your Personal Trainer Take a Multivitamin Ep 122 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Just Say Thank You: The Art of Accepting A Compliment

    Pamela Hernandez
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
      Sunday March 1 is World Compliment Day and I feel a bit unprepared. I have never dealt well with compliments. As an extremely introverted child, I was very happy to just go unnoticed in the world. I would hide behind anything or anyone to avoid comments about my cuteness. (When you’re a little girl it’s always about how you look, by the way. Never about how skilled, smart or inquisitive you are). Hiding in the clothing racks or under the grocery cart while my mother shopped wasn’t just a game, it was about self-preservation. In my teens, compliments were an opportunity to put…
  • How To Find the Right Sports Bra

    Pamela Hernandez
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    When you have three women (plus their personal trainer) in the gym there is bound to be good conversation. Most of the time we are talking about food and how to fit it all in, but there is a another hot topic that comes up quite often. It is the topic of how to find the right sports bra. It’s a question I always feel that I don’t have a good answer for. At least not based on my personal experience. I am not as “blessed” as most women. At 5’3 and about 116 pounds (give or take half a pound) I usually wear an A cup or a small in a sports bra. I can get away with less support for…
  • Farmers Market Finds for Winter

    Pamela Hernandez
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Spring is almost here! Despite the snow this week, I have spring fever!  It’s hard not too after the had 60 degree weekends in SGF a couple of weeks ago. It’s easy to image spring flowers or when the early spring vegetables like asparagus starting to appear in the grocery store. It is however still winter. The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is still open but I’ll be the first to admit the produce selection is still limited. There are still winter squash and beets for sale. On a recent trip I was also able to pick up sweet potatoes to make sweet potato fries and leeks for Crustless Leek,…
  • Where To Find More Time In The Day

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Not sure where your day goes? Not sure what to wear to your next BIG EVENT? I’ve got you covered with my favorite things this month. When I start working on my monthly favorite things list, I don’t start with a theme in mind. Yet when I put them down on paper and narrow it down to the top three or four there always seems to be a common thread. This month it is time. Not having enough time. Figuring out the best use of my time. How to make the most out of the time I do have. Do you feel like your constantly battling time? Maybe these things will help. I’ve decided to take my love of data…
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  • Feed Your Winter Blahs #WowWithTownHouse

    Sheila Thomas
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Disclosure ~ This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #WowWithTownHouse Everywhere I look people are sharing their blustery cold temperatures, pictures of feet of snow, and general lack of enthusiasm for the winter season. Who can blame them? It’s cold! Often I catch myself hibernating, only venturing out when necessary. It’s enough to give anybody cabin fever! I say this is the perfect time to have a party. No need for anything fancy, just a casual gathering for some fun while we anxiously wait for warmer weather. I set out to find some fun…
  • Tips for Staying on Track with your Health and Fitness

    Sheila Thomas
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Disclosure ~ Compensation was provided by Stayfree via Mode Media. All opinions expressed are 100% that of the author (Sheila) and are not indicative of the opinions of Stayfree. Whenever people ask me how to stay on track with health goals my first answer is to tell them to stop trying so hard. Sounds counterproductive at first, but hear me out. When we set out to make changes we often jump in with both feet without a clear plan. This usually ends in disappointment because of lack of instant results. In this day and age, we’re so used to instant gratification that we get discouraged…
  • Create Yourself a Standing Work Station

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    It’s time to take a stand.  A stand against a flat butt that is!  Do you work from home, or have an office job where you are sitting all day?   I do!!   Now, let me say… I love my job and wouldn’t have it any other way (working from home that is).   Working from home is great for many reasons!  I get to work in my jammies, I don’t have to go out in the cold or drive on snow covered roads, I can keep a clean house, make my own hours, meet up with my friends during the day for coffee, sleep in whenever I want, stay up as late as I want, and take days off…
  • Jump on the 2015 Vionic Walkabout

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl received product as compensation for sharing about the 2015 Vionic Walkabout. Walking is one of those things we all must do.  We have to walk to the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom.  Walk to get the mail, walk in the grocery store, walk the floor with a crying baby, and just plain walk to do just about anything in life.   Well, since you are going to be walking anyhow, why not join the 2015 Vionic Walkabout on a quest for good health. By participating in Vionic Walkabout, you’ll have the chance to walk away with some seriously great prizes. Through…
  • Top Reasons For Seniors To Include Peru In Their Travel Plans

    Sheila Thomas
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    The nation of Peru is famous for its rich culture, stunning natural beauty and friendly people. For seniors who are looking to achieve a fun-filled vacation minus the hassle, it would be best if they would book their trip through Saga Holiday and other trusted travel companies. Here are some of the elements that are waiting to be enjoyed by visitors to Peru. Wildlife Spotting Peru is home to a diverse range of wildlife that includes jaguars, primates and thousands of different species of duck. Taking a safari is the perfect way to see the country’s wildlife in comfort and style. Visitors…
 
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  • Swimming Fast Without a Water Warm-up

    RITTERSP
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    This past weekend was the first time that I competed in a short course yards swim meet since college. It’s been over a decade since I swam with any regularity having just started up swimming again for about 3x a week this past August. I spent most of those years in-between coaching other athletes, mainly […]
  • Timing is Everything, Nutrition Edition

    RITTERSP
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Learn when and what to eat for training in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Finding the True Source of Your Pain

    RITTERSP
    28 Dec 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The site of pesky pain may not be the real problem is the latest blog I’ve written for USMS.org.
  • Success Outside Your Goals

    RITTERSP
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    I discuss why missing a goal isn’t always the same thing as being unsuccessful in my blog on USMS.org.
  • Strength and Aging

    RITTERSP
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    “How old is too old for strength training?” is the question I explore in my latest post on USMS.org.
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  • Stretching to Aid Recovery and Enhance Future Performance

    Jaimie-Lee Brown
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Have you ever woken up the day after a big workout and can barely lift the legs because they are so sore, or gone for a run and your hamstrings feel so tight they could tare? Do your hips feel so locked up that they are causing you pain? Are your shoulders beginning to curl inwards causing a rounded look that is hindering your posture and the way you stand? Chronic, nagging aching muscles and joint pain? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, think back to your last session and what you did to finish off the workout. Did you leave the gym straight away, jump in the car and…
  • Pre Exercise Activation and Warm Up is the ideal way to prevent injury.

    Jaimie-Lee Brown
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Those of you who come to Revolution will have walked passed the big display of pre- exercise activation and mobility exercises plastered on the wall. Why do we have them up there and/or why should we do them? Glad you asked. Today’s blog is all about what is pre-activation and warm up, and most importantly why we should perform them. We all live busy lifestyles, therefore when it comes to exercise we can sometimes be limited to the time we can allocate to ensure we are keeping active. If we are going to cut something out of our session it is generally going to be the activation or warm up…
  • You don’t know SQUAT!

    Alex Deken
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:17 am
    The squat is arguably the king of all strength exercises. It requires you to be able to sit in deep flexion of the hip, knee and ankle while maintaining a neutral spine. Couple this with load and you have a brutal exercise that challenges you not only physically, but mentally as well. Despite having only been the industry for a short time, I have seen some absolutely horrendous squats. Let’s go over the basics to get you moving better, help you stay injury free, and stack a whole heap more weight on the bar! SQUAT TECHNIQUE 1. Start by lining up your hands by putting your pinky finger…
  • Do you suffer from Headaches?

    Shaun Bryce
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    BODY TUNE canhelp……. What is a headache? A headache is described as a pain or discomfort that occurs around the front, side of back of head. It can occur due to abnormalities of the joints, muscles or soft tissue structures of the upper neck and shoulders. The pain/discomfot may extend from the base of the head to the forehead. The onset of the headache is usually gradual and triggered by an event. Headaches can often last for hours, days, weeks or even months. If headaches last longer than a 24 – 48 hour period please seek medical advice. Causes: The mechanism of headaches are various…
  • Siubhan’s Choc Avocado Mousse

    Luke Scott
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Siubhan’s Choc Avocado Mousse is an awesome healthy chocolaty treat. Have a crack and putting this one together and we’re pretty sure you’ll be a convert to this as an alternative to your standard recipe!     Ingredients: 2 large ripe avocados 1/4 cup raw cacao powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 1/3 cup coconut cream 150g dark (70%) chocolate, melted Extra grated dark chocolate to serve (optional) Step One: Cut the avocados, remove stone and skin. Scoop flesh into the large bowl of a food processor. Add the cacao powder, vanilla,…
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  • take heart!

    Kris
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Always remember that nature refuses to be rushed. She can only be made to evolve and that takes time. Take heart!”  Dharma Mittra
  • bless them, change me

    Kris
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We all have someone or something in our life that causes us, uh, angst. I’m in the middle of a challenging chapter with HIM. Bless Him. Change Me. The truth is always simple. Inhale — Bless Him. Exhale —  Change Me. Repeat. Over. And. Over. This mantra brought immediate calm with a glimmer of hope. I integrated this […]
  • opportunity cost

    Kris
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    How am I spending my time, money, and energy? This has been on ongoing inquiry for me. The notion of opportunity costs applies to all areas of my life. At work, I’ve become increasingly aware of how I spend my time and energy. My realization was this: my habit was to stay busy, check things […]
  • far forest

    Kris
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
  • just breathe

    Kris
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mindful breathwork continues to be a central tool in my discovery of purpose and intention. Breathing — on purpose — forces me to stay in the moment, provides my mind a focal point, and creates space for all sorts of amazing opportunity. The breath creates space. Space for clarity. Space for calm. Space for purpose. Space for intuition. Space for […]
 
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  • As birds flock back, Great Florida Birding Trail beckons

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Time for a hike before temps in the 90s return? Grab your binoculars and hit the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail. Not a trail per se, it consists of 515 birding and wildlife viewing sites in Florida. Many are an easy drive from Orlando, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
  • Bike rides can help relieve stress

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:50 am
    It’s that time of year when the temperatures are cooler and the weather is mostly beautiful (with the exception of a little rain). I’ve been stressed out a bit lately, and you know how sometimes you crave something salty or sweet? I’ve been craving bike rides when I’m...
  • Running on empty is the only running this new mother is doing

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    When I was seven months pregnant I wrote this item for the Ride, Run, Work Out blog:
  • Don't let allergies keep you from exercise

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:44 pm
    As a longtime seasonal-allergy sufferer whose congestion often turns into a sinus infection, I know it can be dispiriting to try to exercise when your head is stopped up from reactions to pollen. As Florida's spring pollen season revs up, what are your options to feel better and keep...
  • Races -- and one nonrace -- benefit elderly, kids, school, library, more

    16 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Cold mornings of winter often mean faster race times, as your body can stay cooler longer. So why not take advantage of that and join some of these upcoming 5K and longer races? Not feeling motivated? One of the events below involves no exercise at all. 
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  • 21 Day Sugar Detox

    jillknapp
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Okay everyone 5 friends and I are doing a 21 day sugar detox starting tomorrow.  March is national nutrition month so do it now!!   Cleaning out your system and ridding of all bad is so good for your body.  We are giving up all forms of sugar.  Doing this for the next 21 days will help us go into spring feeling great!.  Feel free to join us!! So if you do you need to stop eating: All processed sugar All white breads You will need to eat:  Vegetable Click here to view a list of low carb veggies.  lean meat low glycemic fruit: Click here for a great list of  what fruits are good to eat…
  • Sugar Detox

    jillknapp
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    March is national nutrition month so do it now!!   Cleaning out your system and ridding of all bad is so good for your body.  We are giving up all forms of sugar.  Doing this for the next 21 days will help us go into spring feeling great!.  So if you do you need to stop eating: All processed sugar All white breads You will need to eat:  Vegetable Click here to view a list of low carb veggies.  lean meat low glycemic fruit: Click here for a great list of  what fruits are good to eat while detoxing for snacks you can have, Edamame beans, nuts, more veggies. Make sure you are drinking…
  • People are losing weight drinking my healthy smoothie!!

    jillknapp
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    I have had so many great comments left on my site in my e-mail box and on pinterest from people saying they are losing weight using this smoothie.  With spring right around the corner then summer it’s time we all get ready for shorts and swimsuits.  With that said give this smoothie a try and pass it on to your friends and family!! Jill’s Spinach Raspberry Flaxseed Oil Shake~As seen on Dr. OZ ~ Click Here to Watch Ingredients Serves 4 2 cups fresh or frozen Raspberry’s 1 container of strawberry low fat yogurt. 1/4 cup orange juice 1 handful of fresh spinach. You and your kids wont…
  • I love my water reminder app!!

    jillknapp
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    Want a great app to remind you to drink your water??  Download Aqualert in your playstore today!! Aqualert is a water drink reminder app. Helps you to have a good water balance on your body using notification drink reminders, track of how much water you should drink. Drinking water benefits are huge: weight control , skin condition, hair condition, organs function, energy level and many others. I love this app!!  If it were not for Aqualert I would never remember to drink my water!!  Give it a try!!    
  • Do you know What your BMI Is??

    jillknapp
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    What is your Body Mass Index??  Everyone should know theirs. Click here to go to the BMI Calculator to find out what your BMI is.  
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Does Your Personal Trainer Take a Multivitamin Ep 122

    Pamela Hernandez
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question, does SHE take a multivitamin? In this video: Eating Perfect. Nutrient Density of Food. The post Does Your Personal Trainer Take a Multivitamin Ep 122 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Just Say Thank You: The Art of Accepting A Compliment

    Pamela Hernandez
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
      Sunday March 1 is World Compliment Day and I feel a bit unprepared. I have never dealt well with compliments. As an extremely introverted child, I was very happy to just go unnoticed in the world. I would hide behind anything or anyone to avoid comments about my cuteness. (When you’re a little girl it’s always about how you look, by the way. Never about how skilled, smart or inquisitive you are). Hiding in the clothing racks or under the grocery cart while my mother shopped wasn’t just a game, it was about self-preservation. In my teens, compliments were an opportunity to put…
  • How To Find the Right Sports Bra

    Pamela Hernandez
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:04 am
    When you have three women (plus their personal trainer) in the gym there is bound to be good conversation. Most of the time we are talking about food and how to fit it all in, but there is a another hot topic that comes up quite often. It is the topic of how to find the right sports bra. It’s a question I always feel that I don’t have a good answer for. At least not based on my personal experience. I am not as “blessed” as most women. At 5’3 and about 116 pounds (give or take half a pound) I usually wear an A cup or a small in a sports bra. I can get away with less support for…
  • Farmers Market Finds for Winter

    Pamela Hernandez
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Spring is almost here! Despite the snow this week, I have spring fever!  It’s hard not too after the had 60 degree weekends in SGF a couple of weeks ago. It’s easy to image spring flowers or when the early spring vegetables like asparagus starting to appear in the grocery store. It is however still winter. The Farmers Market of the Ozarks is still open but I’ll be the first to admit the produce selection is still limited. There are still winter squash and beets for sale. On a recent trip I was also able to pick up sweet potatoes to make sweet potato fries and leeks for Crustless Leek,…
  • Where To Find More Time In The Day

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Not sure where your day goes? Not sure what to wear to your next BIG EVENT? I’ve got you covered with my favorite things this month. When I start working on my monthly favorite things list, I don’t start with a theme in mind. Yet when I put them down on paper and narrow it down to the top three or four there always seems to be a common thread. This month it is time. Not having enough time. Figuring out the best use of my time. How to make the most out of the time I do have. Do you feel like your constantly battling time? Maybe these things will help. I’ve decided to take my love of data…
 
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  • Remembering my Babies First Foods – Love on a Spoon

    Jenn
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    How can my babies already be 9 and 12? When did that happen? I fondly remember the days when I fed them their first foods. After the usual rice and oatmeal, yogurt was the next food we introduced. We trusted Stonyfield YoBaby as the yogurt we used in our household. Our kids loved it! Peach and pear were favorites for my son and my daughter loved vanilla and blueberry. I can get caught up for hours looking back at their baby pictures. It was such a fun time in our lives. Watching our kids discover everything in the world. I loved that the YoBaby packs were super easy to bring on the road too.
  • Endless Jewelry Giveaway Preview

    Jenn
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    Between March 12-20, 2 of my readers will have a chance to win a lovely bracelet from Endless Jewelry. Customers select a stylish leather band as a base in single, double or triple lengths and then add charms to customize the bracelets. There are hundreds of charms to choose from including sterling silver to gold and semi precious stones. Charms come in a variety of price points as well. I love how chic and modern they are. Jennifer Lopez recently added a collection as well. This video is probably the best way to explain how this jewelry system works. Started by a former Pandora Europe…
  • Diet Tips to Fight Depression and Improve Mood

    Jenn
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:45 am
    Certain foods are not just good for you physically. They also enhance your mental and emotional health as well. Our bodies are highly affected by diet, so it makes sense that our brains and emotional state are affected by the food we eat as well. A diet consisting of processed foods and sugar not only contributes to weight gain. For many people, these foods also affect their moods. So, what can you do? Here are some diet tips to help fight depression and improve your overall mood. Serotonin Research indicates that diets that are not plentiful with certain vitamins or minerals can cause…
  • The No Excuses Exercise Plan

    Jenn
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    If you are like me, your life can get pretty hectic. Frankly, who isn’t crazy busy these days in this online, multitasking world? Our busy lives can make it really easy to make excuses about staying fit and healthy. The excuses list can be never ending. I have a few tips to help you stay on track and minimize some of the typical excuses. I don’t have time Ah, lack of time is probably the #1 excuse, right? It is so easy to say you don’t have time to workout. A great way to squeeze exercise into a busy day is to add 5-10 minute bursts of movement here and there. Take the…
  • Staying Calm, Cool and Connected with Free Yoga from Stayfree

    Jenn
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    This winter has been a KILLER for those of us in the Northeast. Spending hours shoveling and navigating dangerous roads does not make for a relaxing last few weeks. Finding moments of bliss are few and far between. One way I try to reconnect with my center for calm and peace is through yoga. Another time when I don’t feel very calm is during “that time of the month.” It can be hard to feel cool and confident when you are worried about whether or not you feel fresh. Worrying about freedom of movement can be a hinderance for my yoga practice as well. Luckily, Stayfree has…
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  • Shoulder Workout for Boulder Shoulders

    Jamin Thompson
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Seems like I get asked all of the time “Jamin, what workout should I do to get jacked.” Or “Jamin, what is the best workout for <insert body part here>.” There is no easy answer to any of these questions as there is no one workout that is “the best for this” or “the greatest for that”. There are literally endless workout types and combos out there for you to try and many of them are great. Personally, I like to experiment with crazy new things and try to find creative ways to challenge myself and keep things interesting. This way I keep the gym fun, while at the same…
  • Muscle Building Cardio Workout | Cardio WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Cardio sucks, but it’s a necessary evil. Fact is, if you want to build up your conditioning, keep your heart healthy n’ strong, and lose ugly belly flab…you gotta suck it up and do your cardio.  But Jamin, can’t I get ripped without doing cardio? Sure, it’s possible to get ripped without doing a lick of cardio… …but what’s the point of getting ripped if you can’t run a single lap? What’s the point of being ripped if you get gassed after throwing one or two air punches in a street fight? That’s not real fitness…that’s called being out of…
  • Jamin Thompson – Gifted Nutrition Athlete

    Jamin Thompson
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    2015 is off to an awesome start so far…and I am beyond humbled to announce than I am now an official Gifted Nutrition sponsored athlete. Now of course I am super pumped about this…but I gotta admit I am even more so thankful for the opportunity to have been chosen to be a part of such a great team and join the ‪#‎GiftedFamily‬. But enough about me and my feelings…head over to www.GiftedNutrition.com to learn more about Gifted, their products, and some of the cool stuff we have coming your way real soon! frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen…
  • The Superhero Workout: How To Hulk Up & Shred Fat

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I’ve been getting a ton of questions and emails lately about workouts… Many of them are the usual questions like “what kind of workout are you doing these days bro” Or… “Send me a workout plan dude” Or… “I’ve been stuck on the same workout for a while and I’m bored as hell”… I guess when it comes to finding ways to workout that aren’t boring as hell… …the struggle is ALL TO REAL. So I decided to write this post for three reasons: (1) to show you some of the stuff I’ve been up to in the gym lately; and (2) give you a few new creative…
  • 17 Workout Finishers That Burn Fat Fast

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Summer is officially here and beach season is in full swing. The people who busted their asses all winter are now frolicking around the beach, flaunting their ripped abs, jacked arms, and tight glutes… …while the slackers are kicking it on the sidelines wishing they had the courage to take off their shirts and reveal something worth turning a head to look at. If you’re among the millions out there who fit into the second category, don’t worry it’s not too late. Developing a physique you can be proud of is a lifelong journey, and it takes time… …so if…
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  • Tan Yayun 85kg Snatch Almaty 2014 World Championships

    Gregor Winter
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    From the 2014 World Championships… Here is Tan Yayun’s (48kg) 85kg Gold Medal Snatch. Her competition PR is 93kg, set at the 2013 Chinese National Games. More: Her 150kg Jerk Dips in the Training Hall (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) Tan Yayun 85kg Snatch Almaty 2014 World Championships is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Liao Hui 235kg x2 Squat Almaty 2014 Worlds Training Hall

    Gregor Winter
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Previously in the 2014 World Championships Training Hall … Liao Hui (69kg) with a 235kg Squat x2 Yep, that|s a pretty big Squat, but if you read his interview you know that his all time best is 280kg. More: Watch his 166kg Snatch World Record here. (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) Liao Hui 235kg x2 Squat Almaty 2014 Worlds Training Hall is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Razmik Unanyan 165kg x2 Snatch off Blocks + 260kg x2 Squat

    Gregor Winter
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:31 am
    Meanwhile in Russia … Quick update from the 2013 Junior World Champion Razmik Unanyan (77kg, 21 y/o). 165kg x2 Snatch off Blocks + 260kg x2 Squat PS: Currently he weighs 79kg. 165×2 Snatch A video posted by @razmik94 on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:57am PST 260х2 A video posted by @razmik94 on Feb 18, 2015 at 4:21am PST Razmik Unanyan 165kg x2 Snatch off Blocks + 260kg x2 Squat is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Zhang Winqiong 102kg Junior World Record Snatch at 53kg

    Gregor Winter
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    Previously at the 2014 Asian Games. Zhang Wanqiong (53kg, China) sets the new Junior Snatch World Record with 102kg at 53kg. Same weight she snatched at Chinese nationals. Zhang Wanqiong's (53kg, China) Junior Snatch World Recrod of 102kg at 53kg from the 2014 Asian Games. #snatch A video posted by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on Feb 25, 2015 at 10:39am PST Thanks to wlift84 for submitting this. Zhang Winqiong 102kg Junior World Record Snatch at 53kg is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • 2014 World Weightlifting Championships Training Hall Videos *Updated*

    Gregor Winter
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Finally more and more training hall videos from the 2014 Worlds are popping up on youtube. Let’s collect them all. Post yours in the comments Update 24.02.2015: Liao Hui pause Squatted 205kg. Update 18.02.2015: Happy Birthday Dmitry Klokov! Here is the secret behind the 200kg Snatch and the Russian system in general. Update 17.02.2015: Liao Hui Warming up with 205kg Squats. Update 15.02.2015: Yue Kang with a 200kg Front Rack Hold. Update 04.02.2015: Luis Mosquera with a 160kg Clean & Jerk. Update 29.01.2015: Tan Yayun does Jerk Dips up to 150kg. Update 27.01.2015: Footage of Maged…
 
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  • Royal Marines Fitness Manual

    Scott Andrew Bird
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:43 am
    Royal Marines Fitness Manual.Looks good. Next up on the 'books to check out' list is the Royal Marines Fitness Manual, by former Marine Sean Lerwill. Quite simply it covers the fitness training the recruits are put through; which doubles as a training regime for anyone looking to achieve that 'whole lot fitter' status. Whether that means being able to run a marathon, lift heavy objects, or push through your own mental brick walls. Sean Lerwill's Royal Marines Fitness Manual. Good stuff. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If…
  • How to Wrap Your Knees (Matt Vincent and Mark Bell)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free. straighttothebar.com/strengthkit
  • Looking At : Feb 22, 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites. Handheld DNA Sequencer : DNA Sequencing is certainly getting cheaper at an incredible rate. Say hello to the University of Toronto's MinION. The 'Gene Radar' - A Mobile Scanner for Disease Detection : A drop of blood is all it takes. Preventing (or Slowing Down) the Onset of Alzheimer's Disease : Promising indeed. More on the CRISPR Research : Very interesting area. An Inbuilt Heads-Up Display? : Yep. We also…
  • Globe and Blob Lifting

    Scott Andrew Bird
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    A quick dose of grip work. Good stuff. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free. straighttothebar.com/strengthkit
  • Revisiting : The Encyclopedia of Clubbell Training

    Scott Andrew Bird
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:13 am
    Weighted Vest Workouts.Remember these? Over the weekend I was chatting to a friend of mine about club training, and the excellent Encyclopedia of Clubbell Training came up. We first looked at it a while ago now (and we'll be posting a few additional thoughts shortly); this is just a quick note to mention that it's currently on sale on the RMAX site. For a whopping 50% discount, just use the Coupon Code CBKB50 at Checkout. Good stuff. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing…
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  • Clif Bar has a winner with a new chocolate hazelnut flavor

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:31 pm
    A few weeks ago, the folks at Clif Bar contacted me to see if I was interested in sampling one of the newest offerings in their Builder’s Bar line. Previous Clif Bar products that I’ve tried...
  • Power Crunch protein bars are light, fast and taste great

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:54 pm
    A few weeks ago, the folks at Power Crunch sent me a few samples of their protein bars and asked for my opinion on them. The samples included the original Power Crunch bar, the Power Crunch Crisp and the...
  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals results: Colorado does it again

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships are in the books. This year saw a lot of familiar names and familiar teams on the podium, including the University of Colorado earning a fifth straight overall team title. Let's...
  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals are coming this weekend

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This weekend marks the return to the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals. The events will be held Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. This event started in 1992 and now includes 3 races.Friday will feature...
  • Triathlon wins NCAA Emerging Sport for Women status

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    18 Jan 2014 | 6:12 pm
    The sport of triathlon won a big victory this week as the NCAA voted to designate is as an Emerging Sport for Women.The new status allows schools to use triathlon to meet minimum sports sponsorship requirements, minimum financial aid...
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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    jeff
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    With the start of the new year, fitness resolutions are on everyone’s mind. Couch potatoes and exercise enthusiasts have started new physical activities and routines, runners have upped their mileage and weekend warriors are working hard to advance quickly in their chosen sport or activity-all trying to achieve the goal of leading a healthier lifestyle. Advancing too quickly in physical activity can lead to an increase in heel pain-commonly known as Plantar Fasciitis. Faulty foot mechanics or improper shoes can also contribute to this condition. Other possible causes include: obesity, age,…
  • 10 Little Known Tips To Get You on Your Way to Six Pack Abs

    jeff
    27 Dec 2013 | 8:08 am
    Tip #1: BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS between meals (5 grams) can trick the body to accelerate fat loss especially in the abdominal region Tip #2: Daily melatonin administration suppresses BW, intraabdominal adiposity, plasma leptin, insulin independent of food intake/total body fat. Tip #3: 30 ML (2 tablespoon) coconut oil: Higher levels of HDL (good cholesterol) Lower LDL/HDL ratio Reduced waist circumference/abdominal obesity Tip #4: I’m a big believer in using physioballs or stability balls for your linear core work. By allowing your abdominal musculature that extra 15 degrees of…
  • Proof That Coke Does NOT Need To Be In The Human Body

    jeff
    19 Nov 2013 | 4:43 am
    Coke is the most valuable brand in history, and “Coca-Cola” is the world’s second-most recognized word after “hello.” However, the beverage itself is an absolute poison to the human metabolism. Coke is very close to the acidity level of battery acid and consequently it can clean surfaces equivalent to and often better than many toxic household cleaners. It’s cheaper and easier to buy Coke in some third world countries than it is to access clean water. Coke uses “public relations propaganda” to convince consumers and entire nations that it is an “environmental company” when…
  • Top 6 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

    jeff
    3 Nov 2013 | 11:57 am
    Inflammation occurs when the body’s immune system is under attack and is most obvious when it occurs with an injury However, inflammation also occurs internally. Medical conditions such as arthritis, bronchitis and cystitis all count inflammation among their symptoms. Doctors often prescribe drugs like prednisone to alleviate these symptoms, but over the counter versions like ibuprofen exist too. Prescription and over the counter remedies are inexpensive, but prolonged use can increase the risk for cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and other issues. Whenever possible, safer, natural…
  • 10 Hints, Tips and Tricks on Training Hamstrings

    jeff
    21 Oct 2013 | 5:30 am
    Tip #1: If the back squat far exceeds results in the power snatch or power clean, this suggests a strength imbalance in the hamstrings Tip #2: A simple trick to make the hamstrings recruit more powerfully during seated leg curls is to lean forward as much as possible Tip #3: Running on a treadmill increases the risk of hamstring injuries because such training decreases the hip extensor function of the hamstrings Tip #4: Anterior hip pain relates to poor glute max activation (This relates to the poor biomechanics of hamstrings a hip extensors) Tip #5: There is really no support for bilateral…
 
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  • Courgette Pappardelle – Zucchini Noodles In a Garlic Almond Sauce

    jason
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:53 am
    Today’s post comes to us from the UK! Some of you may have stumbled across Ash from AshCooksSlowCarb.co.uk. She is doing things different in this space. Not only does she post tasty recipes, she has a video to go along with each one! That’s something I’ve wanted to do but have always made excuses. Plus, me being from the US, her accent is fantastic! Here’s her take on pappardelle noodles using zucchini (which are apparently called courgette in the UK), done in a garlic sauce. After the video I’ll have some links to things she’s mentioned in the video as…
  • 101 Slow-Carb Resources To Maximize Your Success

    jason
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    I don’t think this needs much introduction. Below you’ll find 101 resources to really help you on your slow-carb journey. Click the links below to jump to the different sections. Books Blogs & other sites Food/Cooking Exercise Supplements Apps/Tracking Miscellaneous Books Health and Fat Loss The 4-Hour Body The 4-Hour Chef The best book for people who are stuck. Check it out.JASSA Method – By Sarah Fragoso and Jason Seib. Probably the best “how to” book on getting healthy. If you’ve struggled with your health, especially fat loss, you need this book.
  • How To Motivate Yourself To Workout

    jason
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    photo by Lisa PicardThis is a guest post by Shy Dinopol. You get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and say ”I really need to be fit by the time I walk down the aisle for my wedding. I have to work out!” But then again, you do so many things in an entire day that you end up forgetting about sweating it out at the gym. Then you tell yourself that it’s okay. You don’t have enough time to squeeze in exercise anyway. I know that many people can relate to this scenario. Many people really find it difficult to have a motivation to set aside some exercise time. For this reason, let me…
  • Can Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

    jason
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    This is a guest post by Charlotte King. Let’s be honest, especially after Christmas most of us have a few extra pounds to lose. But did you know that perhaps one of your favourite drinks could actually help you with this? There seems to be thousands of products available on the market today to help you lose weight. We all know that exercising regularly and eating well are pretty essential for weight loss but what most of us don’t know is that coffee can also help you on your weight loss journey. Want to know how coffee can actually help you lose weight? Appetite Suppression One of the…
  • Quite Possibly The Nerdiest (And Most Fun) Way To Track Your Goals

    jason
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Chances are that on January 1, you made some resolutions for the new year. And chances are by now you’re starting to forget about them, or at least they’re frustrating you. We all do it. I’ve done it too. One of my issues with keeping goals is I never learned how to follow through. For things like fat loss that take time, there wasn’t enough motivation for me. We look at a pair of jeans or a picture of when we were younger and thinner and think things like “if only I wasn’t fat, I’d be happier.” So we hang onto that emotion and try to get…
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  • Where’s The Gym Etiquette? My 5 Gym Pet Peeves

    michael
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    Gym Etiquette In Your Fitness Center - Several years ago I wrote an article about gym etiquette and several pet peeves that you may also see at your gym.  About five years have past since I wrote it, some things like technology has changed, but one thing is for sure, some people still have no gym etiquette. Well with the new year upon us, gyms all around are packed with members, some of which just might have you shaking your head. There is a thing called gym etiquette that many just need to learn because some people just act like they are the only one working out in the gym. Presenting…
  • Weight Loss Help Tips You May Not Think Of

    michael
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Weight Loss Help Tips - It is that time of year when many are going to try and focus on losing weight. However, many will set unrealistic goals and try to accomplish their goal without having a plan. This post will provide you with some weight loss help tips to help you succeed in reaching your goal. 1. Try To Keep The Intensity High It is important when doing cardio exercise to not just go through the motions and barely break a sweat. By doing this you are only going to burn minimal calories and will never tap into burning the fat that is stored. Therefore, to crank up the fat loss you need…
  • Best Cardio Workouts You May Be Missing

    michael
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    The Best Cardio Workouts You Should Try -We all know the importance of cardiovascular training but some of the best cardio workouts you may not even be doing. If you find yourself bored with treadmills,elipticals,bikes, or any other cardio machine, then keep reading to find out the best cardio workouts you may be missing out on. Doing the same piece of cardio equipment over and over will lead your body to adapt to it. This is going to halt you from getting the results you could if you challenged yourself by doing different types of exercises. Adding these exercises to your warm ups and…
  • Can Vegetables Help With Weight Loss?

    michael
    27 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Better Weight Loss Results With Vegetables Here we are a new year upon us and weight loss is your goal, and so should eating your veggies! Not only are vegetables low in calories but they also have many health boosting nutrients that can help you when trying to lose some extra pounds. In this post I’m going to give you some examples on how vegetables can help with weight loss. Just How Do Vegetables Help With Weight Loss? 1) Low In Calories: Most vegetables contain less than 100 calories per serving. Therefore, it is important to make sure your meals have plenty of colorful vegetables…
  • Tips On How To Speed Up Your Metabolism

    michael
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Easy Ways To Speed Up Your Metabolism If you want to speed up your metabolism and get the most out of the calories you burn everyday, exercise plays a big roll in this process. The good news is the process of speeding up your metabolism with exercise is simple and in this post I will give you 5 tips to help you. Tip 1: Walk Whenever It Is Possible Walking is a simple calorie burning exercise that can be done at anytime and in many situations that people often neglect to take advantage of. By adding walking into your daily routine you will have burnt many more calories by weeks end. So when…
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  • Get Ripped with 21 Day Fix Extreme

    Lisa J.
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Time to get serious. 21 Day Fix EXTREME helps you shred up and shed off those final pounds—in only 21 days! How does it work? The 30-minute workouts are extreme. They combine a variety of steady-state aerobics, resistance training, and explosive power moves that target every muscle in your body, to help get you shredded [...]
  • P90X3 Results – Day 90

    Lisa J.
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:47 am
    My P90X3 results are in! I just completed day 90 of this awesome fitness program and love my results. My arms are toned, my tummy is flat and I feel amazing! In just 90 days too. I like the 30-minute workouts too. Everyone can make for 30 minutes! CLICK HERE to buy P90X3 today! CLICK [...]
  • 21 Day Fix – Week 1 Weight Loss Results

    Lisa J.
    17 Feb 2014 | 8:59 am
    Super excited to share my weight loss results after 1 week with the 21 Day Fix workout program. With 21 Day Fix, losing weight has never been simpler—or faster! Anyone can have success with21 Day Fix – Week 1 Weight Loss Results this simple program. It’s sure to bring you amazing opportunities for expanding your [...]
  • 21 Day Fix Fitness Program – Available

    Lisa J.
    2 Feb 2014 | 3:43 pm
    It’s here! The 21 Day Fix with Autumn Calabrese. I am excited because with 21 Day Fix, losing weight has never been simpler—or faster! Anyone can have success with this simple program. Available February 3 – CLICK HERE to order with free shipping! Have you struggled with weight loss or been frustrated after trying weight [...]
  • How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

    Lisa J.
    17 Dec 2013 | 10:20 am
    Want to stay healthy during the holidays? With the colder weather, people everywhere are coughing and have runny noses. It’s hard to stay clear of those people spreading germs around. To stay healthy during the holidays, it is important to keep your immune system strong. Then if you do come in contact with a virus [...]
 
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  • Will This Year Belong to You

    Kim
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:02 am
    Are you one of those people who follow through on their actions or do you find that your good intentions fall to the wayside quickly? Regardless of which type of person you may classify yourself as, why not make this year the year which belongs to you? This your my mantra is I finish everything I start! While this may sound like a huge challenge, by breaking it down into smaller steps the picture becomes much clearer. When it comes to setting goals many people often make lofty goals, those that are almost unattainable or out of reach. It’s no wonder that these ambitions and goals are given…
  • Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food Review

    Kim
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are a handful of popular books on mindful eating. While researching lists of the most popular ones I came across Eating Mindfully. It appears on a lot of the lists of favorite mindful eating books so it seemed worth giving a closer look. Dr. Albers really has her hand on the pulse of mindful eating. If you struggle with mindless snacking, cravings you can’t win against, or shame when you decide to eat the foods you love then this book is for you. Mindful eating is the cure for all of that. It’s about more than just eating as well, mindful eating is about creating a healthy…
  • Lemon Parmesan Popcorn

    Kim
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Popcorn makes for a great snack, but most popcorn is covered in butter which adds a lot of calories without adding a whole lot of flavor. You know source: Flicker what’s better? Adding some tasty flavor to air popped popcorn! Try this on for size… lemon pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese! Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp lemon pepper 3 cups air popped popcorn 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese Instructions Whisk the lemon pepper and olive oil together and drizzle it over the still hot popcorn. Toss the popcorn and sprinkle cheese on top. Serve while still hot. If you…
  • Allow Training to Eliminate Your Fears

    Kim
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fear is something that holds you back. It’s like a ball and chain refusing to let you make advancements in your life because you worry about what could happen or how you’ll handle certain situations. You can adopt a combination of physical and mental fitness programs to silence fear and to empower you to take you to a new level. You can become fit, fast and fearless as you improve your body’s strength and fortify your mind against invasions of self doubt. Don’t mistake strong people as those who never feel fear. They do. There’s just a difference in how they…
  • Looking For Killer Abs??

    Kim
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    In this workout we’ll combine a sweating cardio workout with working your core!! For this workout you don’t need any special equipment other than a floor mat to cushion you during floor exercises. However, it is helpful to have an interval timer to keep you on track. My favorite is the gym boss. If you don’t have one, you can use a stopwatch or even a clock with a second hand. Warm Up. Before getting into the intervals, warm up your body by walking or jogging in place for 3-5 minutes. Then begin the intervals. Intervals. Each of these intervals needs to be performed for 45 seconds…
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  • Should You Run With Knee Osteoarthritis?

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    Can running or jumping worsen knee osteoarthritis? Find out how to exercise within your limitations. Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vitamin D, A Must For Winter Months

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Vitamin D supplementation in northern cities during cold weather months may be necessary for long-term health! See if supplementation makes sense for you. Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simple 100 (Okay 99) Crunches Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    A quick, effective way to perform a variable abdominal workout with the simple ab crunch exercise! Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How to Make Curry Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Noel
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    This is a guest post from NF Rebel Chef Noel. How many times have you stood in the kitchen in front of a pile of ingredients and thought: “I have no idea what I’m doing”? Believe it or not, I feel this way a lot. (Don’t tell Steve!) About 90% of the time, I eat the same meals over and over again: cans of tuna with smashed avocado, scrambled eggs and bacon, baked chicken breasts and broccoli, lettuce wrapped burgers and baked sweet potatoes, etc.. Unless I’m whipping up a new recipe for The Rebellion, I rarely try anything new. When I’m tired, cranky, and…
  • Already Gave Up On Your Resolutions? Congratulations! Here’s Why.

    Steve
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    Remember those resolutions you made last month? Me neither. I’m sure you woke up, hungover on January 1st, with visions of yourself one year from now…a changed person. “This year, things are going to be different!…”: I’m going to floss every day! I’m going to exercise 5 days a week! I’m going to eat better! I’m going to play the piano more often! I’m going to sleep more! Here we are, 8 weeks after January 1st. So, how are those daily habits going? Which ones are you still on target with, and which ones have you already abandoned?
  • How to Make Friends as a Grown-Up

    Steve
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    Note from Steve: This is a guest post from my good friend Lindsay Miller, who’s already written about how to deal with the anxiety involved in approaching people and how to be better at small talk. Today we’re going to talk about the next step: making friends as a grownup! If you’re a shy nerd like me, it can take some real effort – which is why we asked Lindsay to give us her best tips on how to level up our social circle game – Take it away Lindsay! Being a little kid was kind of the best, wasn’t it? Between mandatory nap time, pajamas as acceptable…
  • Strength and Honor: Why a Strong Nerd is the Best Nerd

    Steve
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    “Strength and Honor.” Young or old, big or small, being strong is the best attribute you can give yourself. Just as Maximus Decimus Meridius tells his army in the movie, Gladiator, there’s a true sense of honor that comes with being strong. It’s no surprise that six months later, when I was cut from the high school basketball team – mostly because I sucked, but also because I was weak – I signed up for a gym membership to get strong. Maximus taught me there was honor in strength, and I wanted it. Thus began my torrid love affair with strength training.
  • There are no extra lives. Make this one count.

    Steve
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Lives Remaining: 0 Before I started Nerd Fitness, I worked for a company called Sixthman, which produces floating music festivals. Although I no longer work for them (and even have a full team here at Nerd Fitness now), I still attend one event every year without fail: The Rock Boat, a floating music festival where you spend five days with music fans and 25+ bands. It’s my one chance every year to truly disconnect, reflect, and embrace my love of music. While at sea, I received word that one of my former co-workers from Sixthman had passed away due to complications from surgery for…
 
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  • 4 Fun Things To Do With Your Fitbit

    Jackie Willey
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:27 am
    Fitbit Everyone seems to be wearing a Fitbit these days.  You see them on wrists, clipped on straps and hooked into shoelaces.  And why not?  In a day and age when most of us spend more time sitting at desks than walking, running or playing we need to keep track of how much we move because that will also tell us how much we don’t move. Since my philosophy is exercise should be fun I started to think how can we use our Fitbit to put more fun into our exercise.  So here are: 4 Fun Things To Do With Your Fitbit Issue a Challenge:  Challenge your spouse, partner, friend, sister,…
  • Stand Don’t Sit, But For A Whole Month?

    Jackie Willey
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    Standing And Working It is one thing to stand while you are cooking but what if you were given the challenge to spend a whole month standing only being allowed to sit when you are using the bathroom, sleeping or driving?  Could you do it?  Dan Kois, a writer at New York Magazine did.  Mr. Kois kept a detailed and very entertaining diary to keep track of his long days of standing and the joy he felt when finding a reason to sit.  He also notes that walking felt a whole lot better than standing. Most of us would never be able to succeed at such a challenge and why would you want to?  …
  • Human Sized Hamster Wheel Fact or Fiction

    Jackie Willey
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    Human Sized Hamster Wheel The rat race has reached new levels with the Human Sized Hamster Wheel.    It is literally a hamster wheel minus the hamster, instead you are inside. We all know the dangers of sitting all day and yet many of us either by choice or because of the dictates of our work sit….all….day and then you know what?  We leave our desks and  we go sit in front of the TV.  It is literally killing us and making us fat. Though partly tongue-in-cheek, or at least I assume it is partly tongue-in-cheek,  the human sized hamster wheel was built as a collaboration…
  • Dry Falls, North Carolina

    Jackie Willey
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Dry Falls, North Carolina Who doesn’t love a waterfall?  Growing up  in Pittsburgh every time we had an out-of-town visitor we made the drive to Niagra Falls.  It was there that I fell in love with waterfalls.  A few damp trips on Niagra Fall’s  Maid of the Mist tour boat gave me an up close look at the power of water.  Observing the power of a thundering fall is to see the power of nature. Here in the south we are lucky to have a lot of beautiful waterfalls. One of my favorite southern waterfalls is Dry Falls.   Though located northwest of Highlands, NC it is almost as…
  • HotHands Hand Warmers

    Jackie Willey
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    HotHands It is hard to believe that here it is November 14 and we are already deep into 20 degree weather with a windchill of 14 degrees.  That would be abnormally cold for Atlanta even in the middle of January much less in November. Getting out of bed and bundling up for a walk is hard when when it is cold and windy.  Yet I know my day will be better if I start it with a walk.  I learned long ago that for me walking is a sure way to chase away the blues. I am always looking for things that will make me more comfortable on my morning walks. In the summer that means wick away clothing but…
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  • What If Your Kid Gets Lost?

    Stephy
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Yesterday, a friend’s pre-teen son went missing for a few hours. Although everything turned out ok -they found him and his friend safe and sound- it was a reminder how quickly life can change. Here is some sage advice given by the police officers that can help you talk to your own kids about what to do if they ever get lost…Last Night the LCSO Officers spoke to C and A about the things they did right and the things they did wrong when they were lost in the woods. I never ever want anyone to experience the fear that gripped us so I want to share what they shared with the boys…
  • 10th Annual Scope It Out 5K

    Stephy
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Spring is almost here and for the fifth year in a row, my family is running in the Scope it Out 5K Washington DC Presented by Chris4LifeAre you busy Sunday, March 22nd?  Want to do a 5K with me in DC?I am running with Team Hoagie’s Heroes to raise awareness and money for colon cancer research. My silver fox of a husband Scott Hoaglund is now six+ years colon cancer free and I can’t think of a better reason to run and celebrate!Here’s a link to the blog I kept during his diagnosis and treatment: Colon C: A Family’s JourneyIf you can’t make the run with us, would…
  • Let’s Talk About Gluten Sensitivity

    Stephy
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    People ask me why I limit how much food I eat that contains gluten.  When I eat gluten I don’t feel well.  I become fatigued, my eczema starts to flare (which is also connected to eating dairy), and I start to gain weight.  I even find that my migraines come back when I eat too much. I used to be a lot more strict and avoid any and all foods that have gluten, but I have relaxed my focus a bit but it is not without consequences. I am sure there are those out there with no issues with eating gluten on the regular, but not me. I do think however that everyone out there should detox…
  • When is it good enough?

    Stephy
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    There are just not enough hours in the day to get everything I want done lately. I had almost a year ‘off’ from the corporate life, which meant that I could take care of things on the regular. Now that I am back working full time, in an office, it has been challenging to adjust what needs to get done. And I have been finding it hard to spark up the energy to do some of the ‘other’ things – like write. But I am not a quitter, and I know that the spark with reignite if I keep at it.As I am trying to juggle all of the things in my life, I keep asking myself When is…
  • Happy Valentine’s Day: Kill It With Kindness

    Stephy
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Happy Valentine’s Day – I would prefer to call today Kindness Day! As I have said, I don’t need a day set aside to show my love for my husband and my family. The real moments where we show care and kindness are the ones that matter to me. When Scott notices my phone isn’t on the charger and puts it on there or when my kids help me out just because they know I would appreciate it are things that speak to me and affirm that I am loved.To celebrate I am going to Kill Today With Kindness. Any opportunity to be nice or help someone else out -I am going to do it. Heck,…
 
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  • 3 Tips to Restore Balance in Your Life

    Heather Blackmon
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    This year is off to a crazy start. Since I kicked off the year by starting a new job, my schedule is all out of whack and I’m still figuring out what normal looks like. Add in my first bulking season, weekends in the mountains, and more travel for work — what was working for me last year just feels off-kilter this year. Then I had a realization. What has worked for me before might not work for me now. And that’s okay! I’ve been trying to fit my normal routine into my new routine, but it just didn’t fit. It seems obvious, but shifting my perspective took me a…
  • How to Stay Motivated Long After New Years

    Heather Blackmon
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Raise your hand if you started a new fitness or nutrition routine at the start of the year. Now keep your hand raised if you’re still committed to that new routine. If you’re hand’s still raised — you are beating the odds (AWESOME job)!  Over 55% of new years resolutions are discarded after just a month, which I’ve experienced at my own gym over the past few weeks. The craziness has died down and there are simply less people in the gym. While I appreciate the extra space, it also makes me sad that so many have already given up on their goals. Today I want to…
  • LiviaOne Daily Liquid Probiotics {+Giveaway}

    Heather Blackmon
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Happy Giveaway Friday! Did you catch yesterday’s post on some of my favorite things? One of the items I mentioned is LiviaOne Daily Liquid Probiotics. Today I wanted to share a bit more about this product AND give you a chance to try it for yourself ($49.95 value!). Disclosure: LiviaOne provided me a bottle of the Daily Liquid Probiotics in exchange for an honest review. They are also providing the prizes to one lucky winner. As always, all opinions are my own and I only share things that I would recommend to my friends and family. You can read my disclosure policy here. What are…
  • FITaspire Favorites: February

    Heather Blackmon
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s been quite a while since I shared some of my favorite products with you. But I’m coming back with a (blue) splash today to share some of the things I’m loving this month. This is a combination of things that I’ve purchased myself and things I’ve been given the opportunity to review, but all things that I use personally and love! This month I’m featuring quite the mix of items – from dietary supplements to gym gear to digital accessories. It’s a pretty good sampling of my life, actually! Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate…
  • 14 Ways to Say I Love You for Valentine’s

    Heather Blackmon
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    This week is full of celebrations in our house, starting with Kirk’s birthday yesterday. Now it’s time to prepare for the holiday everyone celebrates this coming weekend with Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is the one day each year that’s set aside to make your loved one feel special, but often it’s turned into a day where you feel forced to spend a lot of money. In our house, we have tried to keep this day from turning into an expensive, commercial holiday. In fact, we often set a limit of no more than $25 for any gift (and honestly, we don’t usually do gifts).
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    Cybex Fitness Blog

  • Battling Back to Triathlons with Cybex

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Taryn Ferrara, a 26-year old triathlete who works at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey. Taryn was a Division I swimmer at Binghamton University and after college she began to run marathons, competing in her last one in 2013 right here in Boston. Following her marathon success, she began training for triathlons, with 2014 being her first competitive season. It was also a season where she endured a very serious injury: a labral tear in her hip. I spoke with Taryn about her pre-injury training, the process of diagnosing the injury, and…
  • Workouts For In Between Running Days

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Earlier, we provided programming on how to prepare your body for running. Today, we continue to condition your body, this time focusing on the days in between runs, when you can further improve your performance. 
  • Strengthen Your Glutes

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    It is important to balance upper body exercises with lower body exercises, and the Gluteus Maximus is the largest muscle in the body. As we age, it is increasingly important that we focus on our glutes to help us remain upright and stable.
  • Prepare Your Body Before a Run

    18 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    The Cybex Workout Center contains programming for multiple fitness goals including weight loss, performance, and improving your body's size & shape. It also features workout programs designed to help runners with their training and results. Today, we look at the first workout in the block of four, focusing on preparing yourself for running. 
  • Strengthen Your Hamstrings on the Leg Curl

    16 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    Continuing with the lower body focus, today we highlight the Hamstrings and the Eagle NX Leg Curl machine. Activities Using Hamstrings The hamstrings are an essential muscle group in nearly all activities using our legs. The hamstrings are composed of three muscles in the back of your thigh, running from the back of your knee to your butt. The function of this muscle group is to bend the knee joint as well as bring the thigh backwards, so we use it for pretty much everything we do involving our lower bodies. It is also activated in sports activities, such as skiing, basketball jump shots,…
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Wanna Have A {Virtual} Latte Date?

    TaylorR
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve seen several other bloggers do these and I love reading them, so I thought for a light Friday let’s talk and connect over a warm frothy almond milk latte. If we were having a coffee date, I would tell you… I am happy. Like really happy. I’m not sure what has changed lately but something has, it’s as if everything has clicked (for the time being) and while there have been some rocky patches to my days, overall I am happy with life right now. It’s almost overwhelming and hard to accept because I feel as if we’re always looking for the next issue to arise. <— More on this…
  • You Only Get Better By Doing: The Mastery Kettlebell Workout

    TaylorR
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’ve had one of those weeks where everything just seems like so much work. I think it’s because I have a lot on my plate right now in terms of what I want to improve upon, that I can’t focus on any one thing to actually improve. I really wish that you could get better at pull-ups by just staring at the pull-up bar. If that were the case, I would be amazing. I really wish that you could become a better runner (hello 31 miles) by simply signing up for a race. And I wish that I could become stronger and better with kettlebells by just chalking up my hands and picking them up.
  • Top 10 Best Post Workout Shakes Ever!

    TaylorR
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Good morning friends! It’s been a while since I shared a new shake recipe with you and boy do I have a good one! I love shakes and I sometimes think if I wasn’t married to a man that loves “real food” I could survive solely off of them. After all, I always put real, whole food ingredients in them so I’m not skipping out on nutrition. But the fact remains I am married and Dan isn’t so keen on the idea of shakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So we keep them for post workout fueling. We all know by now that after a tough workout the body is craving a replenishment of nutrients……
  • Who Signs Up To Run 50 K Trail Races? And Sled Workout

    TaylorR
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Not only that, who signs up for a race that is described as: “THIS IS THE HARDEST 50K IN THE WORLD! While this race may not go to 11,000 ft in altitude like those hard western races, it makes this up in technical difficulty, heat and humidity.” Well… you’re looking at her. I’ve signed up the for Quest For The Crest 50K Never in my life did I think I would ever sign up for an ultra race. Much less one that includes over 11,000 feet elevation net gain (luckily there is also 11,000 feet of net loss). If you had told me that I would be running an event like this one day, I would…
  • Answers: Super Powers & Warm-ups (Plus Lots More You Need To Know)

    TaylorR
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I had so much fun answering these questions, you guys are good. Real good! I’ll try to do this more often and some of these questions truly deserve their very own blog post (did you check out JR’s question/answer post last week?) What I loved most was how all over the place the questions were! Curious? Let’s do this… Katarzyna Asked: “Do you do warm ups? Because all of your (very cool) programs are like “jump right it the middle of it” with no warm up or even a suggestion of one. Same goes for stretching.” Great question and I feel terrible that I don’t mention it in my…
 
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    Bodybuilding | Muscle building tips | Bodybuilders

  • Steroids And The Golden Era Of Bodybuilding

    Zirunas
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    Whenever you ask an old-timer regarding the previous the usual response is something like: “Back in my day males used to be men. We functioned harder for a lot much less and also we did it all for the love … humdrum humdrum blah”. The truth is that the much more we transform, the more we remain the same. A lot of factors progressed given that the Golden age of Bodybuilding but the concepts continued to be the exact same dimension in any way costs. Back then bodybuilders utilized to take a great deal of steroids. The doses might look somewhat smaller sized to what we see…
  • Carbs Are Bad For You

    Zirunas
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    You will nearly never ever meat a professional body builder who does not eat large carb dishes at least in the off-season. To the unaware, this could not look suspicious, however there is a secret reason behind this type of nourishment. One of the reasons bodybuilders enjoy carbohydrates a lot is that the last form glycogen, which is the storage space kind of sugar. Each gram of glycogen is bound to 3-4 significant grams of water. Therefore, when you consume carbs you gain water weight and also your muscular tissues look fuller. On the other hand, when you are consuming under ONE HUNDRED…
  • Prohormones and Designer Steroids BANNED. More Updates

    Zirunas
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:54 pm
    This finaly finishes the sale of all designer anabolic steroids and prohormones, and also makes some significant changes in the enforcement of anabolic steroid distribution. The law occurred right away indicating they are illegal NOW, without any grace period. This brand-new enforcement follows years of terms and industry tip-toeing around present legislation, and will compel significant adjustments on this side of the industry. Since it it’s authorized, it will interest view exactly how the sector responds. Two opposing pressures will promptly spring into action: Producers of…
  • Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both fail drug tests

    Zirunas
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:23 pm
    On Tuesday it was revealed that Anderson Silva failed a pre-fight drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission with two separate performance-enhancing drugs showing up in his sample, but less than a day later he’s proclaiming his innocence. Dr. Marcio Tannure, who is Silva’s personal physician as well as the medical director of the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission, spoke to a Brazilian radio station where he says the former middleweight champion told him personally he didn’t take any steroids. “Anderson told me he’s disappointed, upset because…
  • You Know You Need A Better Sleep

    Zirunas
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    We’ve all had a bad evening’s rest at one point or an additional, yet suppose there was a method to get a wonderful rest each and every single time your head struck that pillow? Well, there are. We gatheringed with Dr. Patrick Owen to learn five means to obtain one of the most out of your sleepy time. Sleeping is just one of one of the most essential points you need to do right in order to be as healthy and balanced as possible. All the correct nutrition and workout won’t do you much great unless you’re obtaining the very best rest possible. Absence of sleep could…
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    MMA Strength Training

  • MMA Training : MMA Strength Training

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
  • MMA Strength Training

    16 Feb 2012 | 11:26 pm
    As he increased his strength with those exercises, he would continue to build strength in similar exercises, just switching his routine enough so that he wouldn't get stagnate and hit any plateaus or "sticking points" too early on.MMA Strength TrainingI will assume that you are training for a fight or competition, and I will address the best way to train in regards to, let's say a 3 to 5 five minute round scenario.Back to Bruce. After spending a good amount of time developing his basic absolute strength, he would then engage in some form of circuit training (today more often known as…
  • What Can You Expect From MMA

    17 Sep 2011 | 1:37 pm
    During training, the fighters are taught fitness procedure correctly and gave training tips to improve your fighting style of MMA. MMA fighters, both amateur and professional, are invited to follow the training procedures for some, depending on his weight class and strength. One of the most common sayings by the trainers and fighters are like, eat less and move more. This is to keep your weight in the weight class they are in.What Can You Expect From MMAProfessional MMA fighters, trainers classified according to their strength and skill, fighter to the ground, wrestling, or the attacker, so…
  • MMA Training - Takedowns For MMA

    17 Sep 2011 | 1:33 pm
    In their struggle to succeed in MMA, it is important to have the opportunity to take in two orthodox (left leg forward) and left (right leg forward) positions. How do you shoot depends on the position of his opponent and hitting. Therefore you must defend by attacking the legs or upper body for the demolition of the MMA.Takedowns For MMAMMA takedown catch to these exercises will require that you take the penetration step with both feet on each position, it means to practice in four different ways. You will be the implementation of the catch to the penetration of MMA steps only after blocking…
  • Strength Training for Fighters MMA

    26 Aug 2011 | 4:37 am
    Strength Training for Fighters MMAFor years coaches have been fighting to go to the gym and do a bodybuilding style program of weight lifting, bench, dumbbell curl, and lat pull-down with not a lot of thought, why, why they spent up to a ' now the weight room doing the lifts to fail, and focusing on a single common type of isolation movements. While their intentions are good, because the fighters would be to lift weights, this is the wrong approach. What the fighters, or interested in the force "right" is functional to understand that bodybuilding is a sport almost no effect on athletic…
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    BodySlimDown

  • The Top 5 Sites For Self Improvement

    Sandy Freshlegs
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Here at bodyslimdown we are not only all about slimming down but we are about improving your self. Self improvement is a hot topic now a days, and there are a lot of sites out there to help you. Here are the top 5: 1) Menprovement.com Menprovement is apparently only for men, but I listed it as the top self improvement site on the web because there is nothing else like it. Most items are mainstream a=, but this site is just pure self improvement, even if 75% of it is just for men. But regardless, I love the type of men they are building and love their message. Sean Russell is a visionary. 2)…
  • How to Increase Your Sperm Count (Today!)

    Sandy Freshlegs
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Sorry I haven’t wrote anything in a while. Things have gotten kind of crazy, as I have had some great business opportunities and met a really cool guy. But I’m back and will try to bring you great health tips at least 1 day a week. Today I want to talk quickly about sperm count, and offer some actionable advice to boost your sperm count. Sperm count is a precious resource that is apparently dwindling each year. This just came to my attention when my friend sent me an email from CNN. So I just wanted to offer 5 quick ways to increase your sperm count fro any guy who wants to know.
  • The Training Mask 2.0

    Lenny Young
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Any athlete in the world can tell you the importance of stamina and recovery when training for their sport. These two aspects of training are crucial to maximizing your performance in any sport. For years, exercise enthusiasts have been reinventing ways to work out using innovative resistance training methods to increase your strength and stamina. High Altitude Training Obviously, changing up your workouts and pushing new limits for yourself will increase your results, but you can only push yourself so hard until you start to plateau and/or overwork your body. One of the more exclusive and…
  • How to Boost your Sexual Desire by Optimizing Hormones

    Sandy Freshlegs
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Sexual desire is a healthy (and happy) part of anyone life. But when your hormones are all screwed up, this is one of the first things to go. So today I want to talk briefly about some actionable steps you can do to optimize your hormones and keep your sexual fantasies alive. 1) Get enough sleep Step 1 to optimizing your hormones, and ultimately your sexuality, is to get enough sleep. Sleep is mandatory in life. I don’t want to hear any of these, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” bullshit excuses. You need sleep, or else you would be dead. And if you want to enjoy your…
  • Squats: The Difference Between Having a Butt And Having an ASS

    Sandy Freshlegs
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Okay. So last week we showed you how to get a nice butt. This is important, as having a girlfriend with a nice ass is a sexual fantasy of most men. We gave you five ways to do it, one of which was squats. Adding onto that, we want to talk about how squats are the difference between having a butt, and having an ASS, like the girls int hat article above. Along with this, squats are so important, for many other reasons. A nice butt is only the beginning. So why do squats? 1) Yes, They Improve The Look of Your Tushie So this reason has already been stated. But lets get a little deeper. Squats…
 
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    12 Minute Athlete

  • 294 Rep Serious Strength Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch 5 Burpee pull ups 20 Snowboarder jumps 10 Triceps dips 50 High knees 4 Pistols / leg 5 Leg raises Bonus: 50 Pike jumps —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. My time for today’s workout: 11:12 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post 294 Rep Serious Strength Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • Out of Breath Kickboxing Workout

    Krista Stryker
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Long jumps 2. Round kicks 3. Burpee tuck jumps 4. Straight punches 5. Back kicks 6. Plank pike jumps Bonus: 50 Straight punches + 30 V ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Long jumps: 18, 16, 16 Round kicks: 26, 26, 24 Burpee tuck jumps: 9, 9, 9 Straight punches: 101, 99, 99 Back kicks: 25, 24, 25 Pike jumps: 39, 38, 40 Did you do this workout? Tweet…
  • 5 Foam Roller Exercises You Should Be Doing Regularly

    Krista Stryker
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    It’s been a while since we’ve addressed anything recovery-related here on 12 Minute Athlete—but recovery is an incredibly important piece of meeting any athletic or weight loss-based goals. And really, taking at least one rest day a week, getting adequate sleep, stretching regularly, and fueling your body right is just as important as working out on a consistent basis. One of the things I consider to be an integral part of the recovery process is foam rolling. Foam rollers cost all of $10-$20 on Amazon or any sporting goods store, but they can make a huge difference in the level of…
  • Metabolic Meltdown 12 Minute HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Burpee pull ups 2. Walking lunges 3. Squat thrusts 4. Burpee lateral jumps 5. High knees 6. Medicine ball twists Bonus: 20 Leg raises —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Burpee pull ups: 5, 5, 5 Walking lunges: 18, 17, 18 Squat presses: 15, 15, 15 Burpee lateral jumps: 9, 9, 9 High knees: 113, 112, 111 Medicine ball twists: 34, 32, 36 Did you do this…
  • Cardio Killer 12 Minute AMRAP Workout

    Krista Stryker
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Countdown timer 50 High knees w/ jump rope 5 Burpee tuck jumps 50 Straight punches 30 Tuck jumps 5 Push up plank jumps 10 Sit ups Bonus: 15 Pull ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: 5 rounds + 49 high knees w/ jump rope Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Cardio Killer 12 Minute AMRAP Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
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    Limitless365

  • SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST HEALTH CHALLENGE?

    Justin
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:05 am
    Today is your chance to add some real value to Limitless365 and to the community that we’re building here.  Before I jump in I just want to acknowledge an inspiration of mine Scott over at LYL. He has a segment on his blog called Ask The Reader that I’m totally piggy-backing off of. When you visit Limitless365 I want you to be confident that you’re going to get support, accountability, and answers to your most pressing questions. With that said, today starts a new chapter for Limitless with the launch of “Share Your Thoughts.”  (S.Y.T) Every so…
  • SUCCESS STORY: 70 POUNDS IN 9 MONTHS. MEET MIGUEL

    Justin
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    Miguel, post world domination   I’m really excited to introduce you all to someone I’ve known for a while. I first met Miguel when I was the commissioner of an adult hockey league in Southern California. He was always super friendly, asking me how I was doing, talking sports, and shooting the breeze with me when he checked in for his games.   I hadn’t seen him in probably a year or two but recently ran into him at the same rink I used to work at. I saw him at a distance – this sounds like a love story doesn’t it? – Anyhow, I didn’t…
  • HOW TO EAT HEALTHY WHEN EVERYONE AROUND YOU DOESN’T

    Justin
    8 Feb 2015 | 12:05 am
    Justin, I’ve been trying to practice healthy exercise and eating habits but everyone else around me is making it super difficult. It feels like I have no support and kinda like everyone is trying to sabotage me. Work School Friends My boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife I really want to make some healthy lifestyle changes but this is really making it difficult. What can I do to stay on track and get those around me to support me or get involved themselves? I’m lost! Please help. I get a few emails like this every month and I figured it was about time that I get my act together and write…
  • HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE. TACKLE FEAR HEAD ON.

    Justin
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    A few years ago I started Limitless365 because I was extremely disappointed in myself and the life I was living. I had just finished Grad school and discovered that I had just spent $40,000 dollars to tell me exactly what I didn’t want to do with my life.  I was working in a job that was easy for me, paid me well, and provided all the safety and security one could want from a career.  The hours weren’t great but I loved the people who I worked with and it allowed me the opportunity to be a part-time personal trainer, something that I really enjoyed. Between my…
  • THE LIMITLESS COMMUNITY GROWS STRONGER: HOW TO GET MORE FROM L365

    Justin
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Wow! January has been crazy here at L365. There have been over 400 new subscribers added to the LimitlessCOMMUNITY this month.  It’s been about 3 years since I started Limitless365 with the main premise being, It’s hard to live a life without limits if you can’t get out of bed. I want to help you become the fittest, healthiest, sexiest, most confident version of yourself so that you have the energy, enthusiasm, body, mind, and spirit to take on all of life’s challenges. I want you to know that you have the ability to remove all the personal limitations that…
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    Cathe Friedrich » Blog

  • The Anti-Aging Benefits of Hiit Training

    Cathe Friedrich
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Eat right and exercise to slow the aging process. That’s good advice, but what you hear less about is the best WAY to exercise to keep your body youthful. For years, moderate-intensity cardio, like long-distance running or cycling, was the form of exercise most experts recommended, but times are changing. Now, time-expedient high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is gaining favor. Research shows HIIT builds cardiovascular endurance in the same way moderate-intensity exercise does, and some research shows it improves aerobic capacity (V02 max) more than moderate-intensity aerobic…
  • The Wonderful (And Healthy) World of Beans and Legumes

    Cathe Friedrich
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    When is the last time you added beans or other legumes to a recipe? Well why not? Many people aren’t aware of the diversity of beans they have to choose from. You’re probably familiar with the most common varieties – black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans and lima beans – but not well acquainted with lesser known types of nutritious and fiber-rich beans. Maybe it’s time to give some beans and lesser known legumes a second glance. Legumes are  rich in nutrients without being high in calories. Health Benefits of Beans: Why Eat Beans? Did you know beans, a type of…
  • Do Women Have to Work Harder to Breathe During Exercise Relative to Men?

    Cathe Friedrich
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Intense exercise greatly increases your body’s need for oxygen. Hardly a surprise! To meet that need, your heart rate goes up and the amount of blood pumped with each heart beat increases to send more oxygen to your muscles. In addition, blood vessels leading to these muscles open wider to let more blood flow reach your hardworking muscles. Blood flow increases to the surface of your skin too, so you can more effectively eliminate heat by sweating. At the same time, parts of your body that don’t need extra blood and oxygen, such as your digestive tract, receive less blood flow.
  • How Does Training Frequency Affect Muscle Growth?

    Cathe Friedrich
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:25 am
    According to conventional fitness wisdom, you should train each muscle group three times a week to maximize muscle growth. Many bodybuilders follow this plan. At the other end of the spectrum are those who believe training each muscle group weekly is enough when you’re training with heavy resistance and a sufficient volume to fatigue the muscles enough to grow. How does training frequency impact muscle growth? Is more frequent training better when it comes to building lean body mass? Muscle Hypertrophy and Training Frequency: Does Training More Often Affect Muscle Growth? A review…
  • 4 Types of People Who Benefit Most from Working Out in the Morning

    Cathe Friedrich
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    When is your go-to workout time? Are you an early riser who laces up your exercise shoes before your feet even hit the floor? Or do you enjoy a kick butt exercise session after you get home from work in the evening? The controversy about the “best” time to exercise rages on, if there really is a “right” time. The reality is we’re all a little different. What works for you may be totally unworkable for someone else. Still, if any of the following describe you, an early morning workout could be your best option. You Have a Super Busy Life How many times have you…
 
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    Body-Buildin.com

  • The Benefits Of Pre-Workout Supplements

    Free Fly
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Pre-work supplementation prepares the body for a rewarding and strenuous workout routine. They’re more popular now than ever, and it’s because they help the body cope better with intense effort. The ingredients are especially formulated to ramp up endurance and energy levels, thus boosting strength, burning off fat and cranking up muscle growth. Pre-workout supplements are meant to:Diminish muscle breakdown throughout trainingBoost protein synthesisBoost focus and energyBoost metabolic rateImprove nutrient assimilation and deliveryConstruct a favorable hormonal environment These…
  • Appropriate Post-Workout Supplementation

    Free Fly
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Endurance and strength training have both aesthetic and health benefits, and if you want to stay active even after a workout routine, you must learn to supplement your body with the right amount of protein. When performing endurance exercises, the muscles get damaged and they become worn-out for a short period of time; in the long run, the muscles turn into an aerobic machine, but until that happens, they must be properly nourished.Leaving aside water, a post workout meal should also contain carbs and protein; however, you should stay away from eating fat because it slows down your digestion.
  • How to Lift Your Way Out of Back Pain

    Free Fly
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    Sorry to burst your bubble, but no one cares how much you can lift.  In fact, they’ll probably judge you for trying to lift more without having the right technique. One of the most common gym injuries happens because people bite off more than they can chew. If you’re experiencing back pain after working out, it may be because you’re lifting too much weight. But how do you know when the weight is ‘too’ much? Simple: You look at your form.How to Know When to Lift More or LessThere’s no point in heavy lifting if all you’re doing is hurting your back. In fact, heavy lifting…
  • Vitamin D: How Does It Impacts Exercise And Athletes?

    Free Fly
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that almost everybody lacks in some way. Primarily obtained through exposure to sunlight rather than in food sources, it can be difficult to make sure you're getting enough. This is particularly important for athletes – or indeed, anyone who exercises! Let's run through what Vitamin D actually does, and how these effects can benefit you.One of the major things Vitamin D is responsible for is helping our bodies absorb calcium. Most people are aware that calcium helps with bone growth and strength, but this isn't all it does. It helps regulate muscle…
  • Are Protein Shakes For Me?

    Free Fly
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:56 am
    Eaten enough chicken and eggs to last you a lifetime? If you’re pumping iron hard but not seeing the results, then it’s probably time to consider using protein shakes. There is a massive range of varieties on the market to choose from, so we’ll talk you through the basics.Why Protein Shakes?Protein shakes are one of the most effective ways to build up muscle without piling on unwanted pounds in other areas. Here’s the science bit: protein is the only macro-nutrient – as opposed to carbohydrates and fat - that actually builds and repairs muscle tissue instead of breaking down muscles…
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  • Online Personal Trainer Josef Rakich Talks With Fitoverfat.com [REVISITED]

    Logan Sheehan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Stats Name: Josef Rakich Age: 23 Location: Auckland, New Zealand Height: 5’10 Weight: 191LBS – 87KG (currently) Occupation: Entrepreneur/Online Personal Trainer When did you get started with fitness? When i was 16 years old my mom won a free gym membership. Due to her lack of interest she passed it on to me. This was the first time i had ever thought about going to a gym and looked at it as more of a social thing. Nonetheless the rest was history. After the free membership expired i signed myself up! I had found one of my passion’s in life. How do you stay so motivated?
  • Bodybuilding 101: Article #2: Determining Caloric Intake

    Peter Fitschen
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    In the first article of our Bodybuilding 101 series we discussed goal setting and how to set appropriate goals. At this point, you now have a goal. Maybe you want to add muscle, maybe you want to lose fat, maybe you want to gain strength, or maybe you have some other fitness-related goal. The remainder of this series will be dedicated to going through the basic information needed to help you reach your goals. Although this series will focus on basics and application, if anyone is interested in a further scientific discussion of topics covered in this series, I encourage you to read two recent…
  • Kelsey Byers Fitness Role Model And Fit Mommy Talks with Fitoverfat.com

    Logan Sheehan
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Stats Name: Kelsey Byers Location:  Houston, TX Height: 5’10 Weight: 145 Lbs Occupation: Fit Mommy, Author and Fifty Pound Weight Loss Success Story, Oxygen Magazine Cover Model, Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Competitor, Online Coach When did you get started with fitness? I gained fifty pounds in college by adopting an unhealthy lifestyle. After graduating from high school, my activity level decreased, I skipped the gym often and I started consuming junk food and drinking alcohol. I put on about fifty pounds in two years. I was very unhappy with the person I saw in the mirror, in…
  • Top Pre-Workout Ingredients for 2015

    Logan Sheehan
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    As a natural athlete, getting the most out of your workout is extremely important. You’ve likely used pre-workout supplements before, but can a microscopic size scoop of mostly stimulants hidden behind a proprietary blend really give you an edge? Chances are your pre-workout is lacking on the proper doses of fundamental ingredients for getting bigger and stronger. Creatine, Citrulline Malate, and Betaine just to name a few. These ingredients are backed by real human science to build muscle, increase nitric oxide, strength, power, and endurance. If your pre-workout has a 5-10 gram size…
  • Bodybuilding 101: Article #1: Series Intro and Goal Setting

    Peter Fitschen
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    In the bodybuilding world, nearly everyone has a different approach to the sport. When I scroll down my feeds on social media, I am bombarded with a wide array of posts and links to articles on nearly every fitness topic. Some of these articles and posts may even completely contradict each other. It’s no surprise that many people are confused on what they need to do to build muscle, lose fat, and get onstage looking their best. As a result, I receive a wide variety of questions on nearly every aspect of this sport. One thing I have noticed is that many of the questions I receive are highly…
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  • Email Marketing 101 – Part 4

    Phil Hollows
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant benefits, you still have to make certain commitments to be successful. If, however, you’re an avid blogger or content marketer, meeting these commitments isn’t going to be a big deal. To…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 3

    Phil Hollows
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    How to Start with Email Marketing Honestly: Don’t over think it. Sending blog updates by email is not only great, but also very much good enough – you’re saving your blog’s subscribers the time and effort to remember to go back to your site. Your content is already great, and now people have invited you to send it to them whenever you write. That’s what they want; so go ahead. Give it to them. Here’s how you get started: Choose a reputable, supported email service (because nobody wants to end up being labeled spammer, right? Right). Behave well, always (ALWAYS) use dual opt-in,…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 2

    Phil Hollows
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    When to Start Email Marketing In the previous Email Marketing 101 post, I talked about why email marketing is vital. Today I’ll talk about when - when to start your email marketing efforts. Good news! It’s a one word answer: Now. No, I’m serious. Don’t delay because “I’m not big enough” or “I don’t have enough traffic.” You simply don’t know when and which subscriber will be the one that buys from you, spreads the word about you, or invests in you. Look at it this way. As you start out, you’re building pages; thinking about SEO; looking at analytics. You’re…
  • Email Marketing 101, Part 1

    Phil Hollows
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    Why Email When you think about building your site for the first time, you’re probably also thinking about your Facebook presence. After all, that’s where the people are, right? OK, that makes sense at a superficial level. But there are two problems with emphasizing platforms like Facebook instead of your own site and your own list: Facebook owns Facebook. Building your online presence on someone else’s digital turf which they adjust to please themselves (and not you) is risky. Facebook stinks for engagement. “Stinks” – a bit strong, you say? Well, according to…
  • Superbowl XLIX: On Luck, Preparedness and Execution

    Phil Hollows
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
    [Bear with me -- this isn't a sports piece] Wow – that was quite the game. As a Patriots fan living in New England I was very, very vested in the outcome, and I’m obviously happy with the result. But it was a darned close call. As those last few plays unfolded, there was the amazingly lucky catch that put the Seahawks at 1st and 6. Then, out of nowhere, New England got “lucky” twice: Firstly, when Seattle tried an unnecessarily high risk play just to waste time, and secondly when the rookie intercepted the ball, effectively securing victory for New England. Three…
 
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  • Building a New and Better You

    Bob Choat
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    As I looked at myself in the mirror and almost didn’t recognize me. I guess that is what age will do. One thing I’ve learned in life is that we all are going to age. It all depends on how we age that counts. I’ve seen friends of mine that didn’t fare so well. They look really old and their physical presence shows it. I’m sure you’ve seen the same in your life as well. Even if you’ve managed to get to a point in your life where you’re not where you want to be, you can change. This includes your physical presence too. In order to move forward into…
  • If You Want to Change, Then Work Hard to Make it Happen

    Bob Choat
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:32 pm
    I’ve had so many people come to me wanting to make changes in their lives. Some want to get healthy and fit, others want to get wealthy and even others want to find true love. These changes and more are not going to fall into your lap. The universe will only give to you the effort you first put into it. Whatever you want out of life you’re going to have to work for it. Change is constant. The right change takes effort. It also takes focus and concentration. We can all change and most do. But, is it the right change? Last year, my buddy Jason Johnson and I went to visit seniors at…
  • How to Create an Effective Feedback Loop for Success

    Bob Choat
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:43 pm
    “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” ~Ken Blanchard There are winners and there are losers. No one is truly a loser until and unless they stop improving and moving forward. Sure, we may fail at a particular time. This is expected because no one is perfect. Even those people that are the most talented have risen to the top of their chosen profession because they made improvements. How do we become more successful in our endeavors? We do it through the feedback of failure. Yes, when we fail it’s a sign that we have gotten off of track and need to make adjustments.
  • Mind Hacking 101

    Bob Choat
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    I plan on launching a school soon on mind hacking. The premise being that our minds can be expanded beyond where it’s now. Science has already shown the viability of this happening. Part of this being is one’s mindset. Mindset is powerful in that we all have variations of both a fixed and growth mindset. This depends on the area of life we utilize it. Going beyond the mindset, our minds can be affected in so many ways. Remember, without our brains we would have no mind. And our brain is biological. That brain is also a part of our body and what happens to us in one part will…
  • Growth Through Adversity

    Bob Choat
    1 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    This past week has had its ups and downs. I think we all go through this. Facing anything from being criticized to failure can either make us or break us. For me, I choose the former rather than the latter. One of the things I learned in the Marines was to learn how to be miserable and thrive off of it. Even then, not every Marine was able to handle it. Heck, I remember back in boot camp of how some of my fellow recruits would cry for home. There was even a recruit who shot himself. From what I’ve learned about the top performers is that every single one of them got there from facing…
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  • Combo Legs and Shoulders Workout Routine – At Home or the Gym!

    Diana Chaloux
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    New Hitch Fit Pinnable Legs and Shoulders Workout Routine! All you need for this simple At Home Workout (can also be done at the gym) are Dumbbells! Pin it if you like it!  Exercise 1: Dumbbell Squat with Overhead Press – Hold Dumbbells at shoulders, palms facing in (could do this with palms facing out and arms out to the sides). Keep feet shoulder width apart. Squat down. Keep weight on heels. Keep chest lifted. Try to get to at least a 90 degree angle at your knees. Press up strong from the movement and as you come to standing position, press dumbbells all the way up overhead for an…
  • Strong and Sexy Arms Workout – Triceps Training

    Diana Chaloux
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Strong and Sexy Arms Workout – Triceps If you are looking for an Arm Workout specifically for the Triceps, try this one out!  Watch the video demonstration for HOW to perform each movement. Pin it if you like it!  TRICEP EXERCISES – Equipment – Cable Machine/S-Bar/Bench Perform this workout as a circuit: Exercise 1: Cable Overhead Rope Extension on Exercise Ball – Perform 3-4 sets of 8-12 Repetitions Exercise 2: Reverse Grip Triceps Pressdown – Perform 3-4 sets of 8-12 Repetitions Exercise 3: Overhand Wide Triceps Pressdown – 3-4 sets of 8-12 Repetitions…
  • Christian Fitness – You Are Enough!

    Diana Chaloux
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Christian Fitness – You Are Enough! Day 202 from A Daily Dose of Hitch Fit: 365 Days of Inspiration by Diana Chaloux – LaCerte “But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV  We all have insecurities an times of self-doubt. One of the deep seeded fears that most every human being has is the fear of not being good enough. Not being smart enough, attractive enough, loveable…
  • How To Lose 20 Pounds with Online Fitness Coaching!

    Diana Chaloux
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Find out How to Lose 20 Pounds like Online Fitness Coaching Client Kellye!  I am so happy to be sharing Kellye’s story with you today! She was no stranger to Hitch Fit Online Fitness Programs, as she has seen a friend go through our process successfully. She wasn’t ready for her transformation quite yet though. It was a couple years before her time was right, when she was ready to take make the changes. Kellye suffered multiple miscarriages in a short period of time, and used her Hitch Fit program to help her refocus on the positives in her life. I’m so proud of this…
  • Garcinia Cambogia SCAM ALERT- Steals Hitch Fit Image

    Micah LaCerte
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    SCAM ALERT We found Multiple Sites that are selling this New Magic Weight Loss Pill Called Garcinia Cambogia that decided to steal Our Before and After Picture of Brandi Wisdom to sell their product, so we exposed them on Fox 4 News here in Kansas City.  
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  • Apparel

    admin
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
      Women Tank   sizes available    #1- TM                  2   medium # 1-TS                  3   small         Women Tank #2-TM         4   medium     Women Tank #3-TXS         3  X-SMALL #3-TS           4 SMALL #3-TLG        2 LARGE     Women Tank #4-TS      3 SMALL #4-TM     1 MEDIUM       Women Tank #5-TS            1 SMALL #5-TM            2 MEDIUM     Women SHIRT #1-SH-SM      4 SMALL #1-SH-MD      4 MEDIUM     Women SHIRT #2-SH-XS      1…
  • The three tea’s to fitness

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Below is a list of all the 100% organic ingredients in or three delicious blended teas.   The ingredients in Ed’s energy elixir are as follows black tea, cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, cloves, cardamon, licorice root, vanilla, cinnamon and orange extract. All of these ingredients are 100% organic   The ingredients in the metabolism T are as follows oolong, sencha green tea, hibiscus and peppermint we have also added yerba mate to aid in muscle recovery and licorice root to reduce cravings. All of these ingredients or 100% organic The ingredients in the nightTEA night blend…
  • How To Keep a Food Journal with Becky Fox

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Check Out How To Keep a Food Journal MY fitness friend Becky Fox made this video on how to easily keep a food journal and why everyone should be doing this now.
  • How To Make Salad In A Jar

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Spinach Salad In A Jar   It’s quick and easy way to prepare a healthy salad that will stay fresh longer and is also great to transport during a trip or while on the run during your hectic work schedule or even for the kids to take to school.  
  • Red Lentil Stew With Root Veggies

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Red Lentil Stew With Root Veggies This is a delicious stew that Dani explains is perfect for cleansing and detoxing or just a great healthy meal.
 
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  • What it Takes to Score Big at the NFL Scouting Combine

    michael wood
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Every year, since 1977, for a week in February the NFL puts on their annual pre-draft Scouting Combine that showcases the best college athletes for all the NFL personnel in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium. There are about 335 college athletes that are invited in a typical year. The event started getting TV coverage starting in 2004 and has grown in popularity since that first year. Each year a few players end up making a name for themselves by jumping higher, running faster or lifting more weight than expected and help their NFL draft chances. Source: http://www.nfl.com/combine One of the…
  • The “Growing” Field of Inactivity Physiology

    michael wood
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:59 am
    You have probably read an article or two lately about how too much sitting can take years off your life.  Research shows that daily exercise can be offset or negated if or when you’re sitting too much the remainder of your day.  Let’s face it – many of us have a tendency to sit too much.  A typical day for many looks like this: only a few hundred steps in the morning before driving an hour (round trip) to work.  During work, sitting the majority of the day at the computer and in meeting and sitting down for lunch. It’s not uncommon for the average person to sit…
  • Making Small Changes Can be Key for Improving Health and Fitness

    michael wood
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:01 am
    Source: http:/marc.ucla.edu The cumulative effect of small changes are key to improving both your health and fitness level. Most people are looking for the home run or the secret “ingredient” or new diet when it comes to trying lose weight or improve their fitness level. As an alternative approach, begin to develop new habits with just a few small changes throughout your day that can be added to your workout and diet. When this is done consistently for about 2-4 weeks you will start to notice changes in the way you look and feel. “Setting the right goals is an important…
  • 51 Nutritious Foods & Drinks that Should be Part of Your Diet

    michael wood
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:40 am
    Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk This is a list of 51 healthy foods and drinks that came across my desk via an email that I really like. The list was compiled by nutritionist Chris and Kara Mohr, owners of Mohr Results which is a nutrition company that gets it and knows what they are talking about. How many of these are on your weekly shopping list? Go through the list to see what you’re eating or missing out on and hopefully make some changes the next time you’re doing food shopping. Anything with an asterisk after the name, are foods that I ate this week. 51 Foods and Drinks…
  • HIIT Study Improves Both Health and Physical Function

    michael wood
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:12 am
    Previous research has shown that high intensity interval training (HIIT) improves aerobic and anaerobic capacity, lean muscle level, glucose tolerance, insulin sensitivity in addition to other health/fitness markers. Researchers from the Division of Sport and Exercise Science at Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland and Leeds Trinity University in Leeds, UK demonstrated for the first time that HIIT needs to be “performed only twice a week to see major improvements in aerobic capacity, functional capacity and metabolic health in a middle-aged population.” Figure 1. VO2max data.
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  • Karolina Workout #100

    Karolina
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Heute ist sozusagen ein Jubiläums Workout . Wir haben heute das Workout #100 und das muss natürlich richtig hart sein, was sonst! Wir haben heute 20 Minuten Intervall Training und eine tolle Mischung aus Cardio und Krafttraining. Zudem ist es ein Ganzkörper Training, wir lassen also nichts aus. Versucht immer das Beste für euren Körper und euch selbst zu tun. Motiviert und stärkt auch andere, damit sie dies tun. Ein Körper, der gesund und fit ist, gibt euch so viel zurück. Und mit unserem Training stärken wir nicht nur den Körper, sondern auch den Geist und für mich ist das…
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    26 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Das passiert, wenn man das Workout schleifen lässt!!!
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  • Karolina Workout #99

    Karolina
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Wie versprochen habe ich heute ein brandneues Workout für euch! Jeder der ein intensives Cardio Workout oder ein Workout für die Beine und den Po sucht, hat hiermit gefunden was er sucht . Der Muskelkater in den Beinen und Po, den wir die Tage danach hatten, war unbeschreiblich! Ich habe in dem Workout wirklich alles gegeben und es mir nicht leichter gemacht. Schon nach dem ersten Part waren meine Beine wie Wackelpudding! Richtig schlimm wurde das nach dem Part mit den Jump Lunges. Und da hat man das schlimmste noch vor sich! Ich weiß, dass es extrem schwer fällt im letzten Part eine gute…
 
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  • This Hippie Protein Shake Brand Wants To Save Bros From Extinction

    SMB Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:14 am
      Does your protein shake come from organic, grass-fed, natural, vegan, gluten free, lactose intolerant, unsweetened, free-range cows? If not, the people who made this video think you’re screwing up. Look out for the scary chemicals, because apparently your current whey is secretly trying to kill you. Bros don’t need to know that its organic […] The post This Hippie Protein Shake Brand Wants To Save Bros From Extinction appeared first on .
  • The 39 Weirdest, Funniest, and Most Badass Quotes From Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies

    SMB Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    How many of these Arnold Schwarzenegger movie quotes can you identify? There are so many gems to choose from so if you want to see more, make sure you tag a bro in the comments. Let’s get to it… 39. Allow me to break the ice. 38. Born To Be Bad 37. But I’m all woman. […] The post The 39 Weirdest, Funniest, and Most Badass Quotes From Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies appeared first on .
  • How To Pick Up Chicks Like Johnny Bravo

    SMB Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Johnny Bravo didn’t always score, but you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take and if there’s anyone out there that knows all about scoring, it’s Wayne Gretzky.   Ready for more nostalgia? Check out 18 fictional characters that definitely lift. The post How To Pick Up Chicks Like Johnny Bravo appeared first on .
  • The Anatomy of the Modern Lifting Bro

    SMB Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Bro Science #66: sit with the cool kids. The modern lifting bro brags about how much he loves leg day because he wants you to know what your eyes can’t tell you: that he actually lifts. The post The Anatomy of the Modern Lifting Bro appeared first on .
  • 5 Gym Problems That Only Guys With Big Packages Will Understand

    SMB Staff
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:08 pm
    People who don’t lift can’t seem to understand that the gym is actually a relaxing place, where you can work towards your goals in peace while calming your mental state. Well, it’s supposed to be, at least… but when you’ve got a Burmese python in your pants and you’re surrounded by all sorts of ladies that are jiggly in […] The post 5 Gym Problems That Only Guys With Big Packages Will Understand appeared first on .
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  • Walking the John Muir Way

    David Knockton
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    Walking the John Muir Way It’s no stretch to say that John Muir shaped how we view the outdoors. Few have done more for the preservation of the environment and the outdoors than this Scottish native. It’s fitting, then, that the John Muir Way in Scotland gives people the opportunity to walk coast to coast […] The post Walking the John Muir Way appeared first on .
  • The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 2015

    David Knockton
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 2015 The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show returns to the ExCel London from 12th-15th February 2015 along with the Bike Show, and the Triathlon Show London (previously called Triathlon Plus Show). The show provides a great day out for all – whether you’re a sport, bike, tri […] The post The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 2015 appeared first on .
  • Water-to-Go Water Filtration System

    David Knockton
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Water-to-Go Water Filtration System The Water-to-Go Water Filtration System includes an exclusive patented nano filter that cleans the water as it passes through, removing 99.9% of all microbiological contaminants and more. This means you can fill your water bottle from the tap, or any water source, with the exception of salt water, making it perfect […] The post Water-to-Go Water Filtration System appeared first on .
  • Exploring San Francisco on Foot

    David Knockton
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Exploring San Francisco on Foot There are over 340 miles of shoreline trail for visitors to San Francisco Bay to explore, and the eclectic delights of the city proper are best discovered on foot. On any visit to the city, take some time out from riding the trams, lace up your sturdiest flats, and give […] The post Exploring San Francisco on Foot appeared first on .
  • 10 Simple Ways To Get A Major Health Boost From Walking

    David Knockton
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    10 Simple Ways To Get A Major Health Boost From Walking I have been very kindly added to this guide – watch the video and download the free PDF for some great tips and advice! Video kindly provided by: Carole Hathaway Download the Walking Guide as a PDF by Clicking here The post 10 Simple Ways To Get A Major Health Boost From Walking appeared first on .
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  • Targeted Hypertrophy Training v5.4

    Mark McManus
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    THT version 5.4 has arrived! Get the very latest edition of the most growth-promoting workout on the planet – free! If you are already on the MuscleHack subscriber list for THT updates, check your email! The download link has already been sent (make sure you check your spam folder too, and if it’s in there, please […]
  • The Hormone Theory of Muscle Growth Sucks & Isolation Exercises Rule

    Mark McManus
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:42 am
    If you listened to the very first MuscleHack Podcast, you will remember that I said that the whole business of building muscle is about one thing… Recruiting and stimulating the maximum number of muscle fibers possible. With this in mind, it can be confidently stated that you simply cannot get this job done if your […]
  • Episode 002: 7 Ways To Diet Without Being Hungry

    Mark McManus
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    MuscleHack Show Podcast 2 – 7 Ways To Not Feel Hungry When Cutting *The play button is at the bottom of this post*. Alternatively, you can listen here: Listen on iTunes Here [uk iTunes here] (please do leave a positive review, guys – thank you) Soundcloud here YouTube here Stitcher here Please share the podcast with […]
  • 5 Research-Proven Techniques For Faster Muscle Gains

    Mark McManus
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:49 am
    You want more muscle. I get it. And you’re tired of taking people’s “opinions” on what works. I get it. No problem. Here’s 5 strategies proven by science to increase muscle mass.  No opinion. No nonsense. If you can’t check off all 5, you know what to do.   (1) Supplement with Creatine Monohydrate Supplementing […]
  • Chest Blast Experiment: The Full List of Results

    Mark McManus
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    What would you say if I told you you could add 2 inches to your chest, maybe more, in a week? That’s precisely what happened to a bunch of volunteers I recently had go through an insanely intense chest workout (up to 3 times a week). I devised this program based on the results of a […]
 
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  • Shoulder Workout for Boulder Shoulders

    Jamin Thompson
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Seems like I get asked all of the time “Jamin, what workout should I do to get jacked.” Or “Jamin, what is the best workout for <insert body part here>.” There is no easy answer to any of these questions as there is no one workout that is “the best for this” or “the greatest for that”. There are literally endless workout types and combos out there for you to try and many of them are great. Personally, I like to experiment with crazy new things and try to find creative ways to challenge myself and keep things interesting. This way I keep the gym fun, while at the same…
  • Muscle Building Cardio Workout | Cardio WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Cardio sucks, but it’s a necessary evil. Fact is, if you want to build up your conditioning, keep your heart healthy n’ strong, and lose ugly belly flab…you gotta suck it up and do your cardio.  But Jamin, can’t I get ripped without doing cardio? Sure, it’s possible to get ripped without doing a lick of cardio… …but what’s the point of getting ripped if you can’t run a single lap? What’s the point of being ripped if you get gassed after throwing one or two air punches in a street fight? That’s not real fitness…that’s called being out of…
  • Jamin Thompson – Gifted Nutrition Athlete

    Jamin Thompson
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    2015 is off to an awesome start so far…and I am beyond humbled to announce than I am now an official Gifted Nutrition sponsored athlete. Now of course I am super pumped about this…but I gotta admit I am even more so thankful for the opportunity to have been chosen to be a part of such a great team and join the ‪#‎GiftedFamily‬. But enough about me and my feelings…head over to www.GiftedNutrition.com to learn more about Gifted, their products, and some of the cool stuff we have coming your way real soon! frameborder=”0″ webkitAllowFullScreen…
  • The Superhero Workout: How To Hulk Up & Shred Fat

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I’ve been getting a ton of questions and emails lately about workouts… Many of them are the usual questions like “what kind of workout are you doing these days bro” Or… “Send me a workout plan dude” Or… “I’ve been stuck on the same workout for a while and I’m bored as hell”… I guess when it comes to finding ways to workout that aren’t boring as hell… …the struggle is ALL TO REAL. So I decided to write this post for three reasons: (1) to show you some of the stuff I’ve been up to in the gym lately; and (2) give you a few new creative…
  • 17 Workout Finishers That Burn Fat Fast

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Summer is officially here and beach season is in full swing. The people who busted their asses all winter are now frolicking around the beach, flaunting their ripped abs, jacked arms, and tight glutes… …while the slackers are kicking it on the sidelines wishing they had the courage to take off their shirts and reveal something worth turning a head to look at. If you’re among the millions out there who fit into the second category, don’t worry it’s not too late. Developing a physique you can be proud of is a lifelong journey, and it takes time… …so if…
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  • Friday Fives: February 27th

    Bowflex Insider Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Looking for new recipe ideas for the weekend? Not sure about your daily coffee intake? Stocking up on healthy food options? Browse our favorite posts from health and fitness bloggers this week: For the coffee lovers out there, Bliss Tree shared a new study that might justify your daily intake. Glamour’s Vitamin G blog lists seven healthy foods to keep in your kitchen at all times. Fit Foodie Finds vegan sweet potato quesadilla recipe looks like a delicious weekend snack. Breaking Muscle reminds us that runners need strength training too. This honey lemon chicken recipe from Prevention RD is…
  • Fit Tip Thursday: Three Exercises to Tone Your Hips

    tnetzel
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
    When it comes to targeting specific body parts during exercise, the hips are one of the top problem areas for women. One of the primary reasons is that women genetically tend to store fat in this area, while men tend to favor fat storage in the abdominal region. Sorry to break it to you, that’s just the way those extra cookies get stored when it comes to the sexes. The hip muscles also tend to be weak in many people, which can lead to lower leg pain and compensatory issues. So, we not only want to tone this region, we also want to strengthen it as well. Good hip exercises will do both.
  • The Mental Challenge of Training – IRONMAN Update

    tnetzel
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Here I am, roughly a month away from competing in the IRONMAN South African Championship. People who know I am racing will frequently ask, “So, how is your training going?” Training for an IRONMAN is always difficult given the obvious time commitment involved. Add to that the challenge of training almost exclusively indoors during one of the coldest and snowiest winters in New England. Two-hour treadmill runs. Three-to-five hour stationary bike rides, where you never go anywhere. The challenge becomes much more mental than physical. The hectic nature of my fitness consulting job also…
  • Bobbi’s Story: From a Heart Monitor to Heart Healthy

    Bowflex Insider Team
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    At 29, Bobbi knew it was time to make a change. She was uncomfortable with her weight and stopped doing the activities she loved — like riding her husband’s motorcycle. Just a year ago, she started having health issues and had to wear a heart monitor. She watched her health decline. “Something didn’t feel right… I thought it was a heart attack. I went to the doctor and he told me that the problem wasn’t too severe yet, but that I had to change my lifestyle,” recalled Bobbi. “That was a big eye opener for me. I couldn’t just sit on my weight anymore.” Weight loss had…
  • Protein Choices for a Healthy Heart

    Bowflex Insider Team
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    February is American Heart Month, meaning it’s time to show your heart some love! Heart health is particularly important since cardiovascular disease (including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure) is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. Some foods are better for optimal heart health than others. Protein can get a bad rap with animal-based foods, like red meat and dairy, running high in saturated fat — a risk associated with cardiovascular disease. Protein is an important part of a balanced, healthy diet though, so the key is to find protein-rich foods that…
 
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  • How To Use The “Ready, Fire, Aim” Technique To Crush Any Goal

    Keith
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:08 pm
    One of the best books I’ve read recently is called Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson. It’s more of a business book and how to grow a wildly successful business than anything else (it really has nothing to do with fitness) but the lessons taught are applicable to anyone with ambitious goals, including those who want to transform their physique. The premise of the book revolves around a concept called “Ready, Fire, Aim” which basically states: Anytime you want to reach a goal quickly, you simply need to take action first and make any necessary adjustments and correct for any…
  • 5 Reasons You Must Lift Heavy Ass Weights

    Keith
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    A few days ago I finally hit a personal record on weighted chin ups at 140 pounds for 4 reps (actually, 5 reps but the last rep was kind messy) at a bodyweight of 183 pounds. 140 pound Chin up for 4 reps (5 reps but last rep was messy) at 183 pound bodyweight. #chinup #weightedchinup #fitmole #superheroshredding A video posted by Keith Lai (@fitmole) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:33am PST So total, I’m pulling a raw 323 pounds. Most lat pull down machines only go up to 200 pounds. Side note: For those interested, I’m using the Brute Belt which is hands down the best dip belt on the…
  • 7 Questions With YouTube Fitness Superstar Matty Fusaro

    Keith
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The following is an interview I did with Matty Fusaro and FusaroFitness. Matty runs one of the most popular Youtube channels on fitness with over 78,000 followers and a huge fan base. I love Matt for his no BS approach to transforming your body. Enjoy the interview. 1. What’s up, Matty!  So how did you get started in working out? What motivated you? My entire life ever since I was a kid I was athletic and involved in sports, but in my early teens my love for food and overindulging took control.  When I turned 17, I developed an interest in the “fitness” lifestyle but never really…
  • Stop Trying To Fucking Build Muscle And Lose Fat At The Same Time

    Keith
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Photo Credit: Flickr If I went through my email inbox right now and sorted out all the questions I got, they would look something like this: 20% – I’m overweight, how can I lose weight? 10% – I’m skinny, how can I gain weight? 5% – Various questions on supplements, training, and nutrition 5% – I’m a hot and sexy single in your area, want to bang? 60% – How do I build muscle and lose fat at the same time? See something interesting with the above? The majority of people I know want to lose fat and build muscle AT THE SAME TIME. They don’t…
  • Eating One Meal A Day: A Stupidly Easy Way To Lose Weight?

    Keith
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
      Few people have yet to experience the glory that is eating one meal a day. No, eating one meal per day won’t make you fat. It won’t give you make you lose all your muscle. But it does allow you to feast like a fucking king every single night. Hell, if you’ve struggled with more traditional diets that make you eat anywhere from 3-6 meals per day, then this may be the most stupidly simple way for you to successfully lose weight ever! If you’ve dreamed of eating 24 ounce steaks, with a mountain fries and ice cream, EVERY SINGLE night while still losing fat and…
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  • Best Fish Oil Pills of 2015 — Top 10 Omega 3 Supplements

    Top10
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Looking for the best fish oil product this year? If you ask any serious athlete or bodybuilder, or even the average person on the street, you would likely find that they would list Omega-3 fish oil products are one of the most fundamental or staple supplements for everyday performance and health in general. The benefits of fish oil supplements are widespread, encompassing everything from cognitive function and mood to joint health, blood cholesterol levels, and even the process of fact lost itself. With this in mind we can clearly see why Omega-3 fish oil is one of the most popular types of…
  • Best Casein Protein Powders – 2015’s Top 10 List

    Top10
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Looking for the best casein protein powder of 2015? T he two main proteins found in milk and dairy products are whey and casein; if you have ever heard of the phrase “curds and whey” then you will probably be aware that it refers to these two types of protein. Whey protein is the liquid fraction which is dried into the whey protein powders we are all familiar with. Casein on the other hand is the protein that forms as globules or “curds,” and can be used for slightly different purposes. Related: Top 10 Best Protein Powders for 2015 The main benefit of casein protein…
  • Best Post-Workout Supplements — Top 10 for 2015

    Top10
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    Looking for the best post-workout product of 2015? After an intense training session you’re going to want to provide your body with the amino acids, carbohydrates, and other nutrients that it needs to stave off muscle catabolism and kick start the recovery process. One of the best ways to achieve this is to use a post-workout supplement so that you can enjoy a cost effective and convenient way of sourcing all of the nutrients you need in a single great tasting product. Related: Top 10 Best Pre-Workout Supplements for 2015 They can be a great deal of variation when it comes to the…
  • Best BCAAs – 2015’s Top 10 Branch Chain Amino Acid Products

    Top10
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:48 am
    Looking for the best BCAA supplements? Branch-chained amino acids or BCAA are well known throughout the sports and bodybuilding community for their ability to effectively stimulate muscle protein synthesis. What this basically means that consuming enough BCAA’s single serving will help to essentially kick start the muscle-building mechanisms within your body, which can lead to greater gains in strength and size, and an overall acceleration of the recovery process. Related: Top 10 Best Supplements for Men At the very least, stimulating muscle protein synthesis in this manner can help to…
  • Best Thermogenics — 2015’s Top 10 Weight Loss Supplements

    Top10
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    Looking for the best thermogenic in 2015? If you are working hard in the gym and staying consistent with your diet in order to lose body fat and it definitely makes a lot of sense to add a fat burning supplement into the mix. The best thermogenic products work in a number of different ways depending on which ingredients are included but the general concept is that they will help your body to burn more calories on a daily basis so that you can shed those pesky pounds faster than ever. Related: Top 10 Fat Burners for Men in 2015 — Top 10 Fat Burners for Women in 2015 You will also…
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  • Mardi Gras Mambo 10K

    Becky White
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    The Mardi Gras Mambo 10K & 15K were held Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. The race is in its 17th year with the new addition of the 15K. The course took runners through downtown Baton Rouge, City Park, and the LSU Lakes. I woke up bright and extra early Saturday morning since I had to make the hour drive to Baton Rouge. When I arrived the temperature was seasonably mild but the wind was ripping through downtown making it cold. I was glad I wore long sleeves and long pants to run. The race started off near the Old Governor’s Mansion. The first mile of the course took us through…
  • Chilly Chase Vancouver Half Marathon & Our Canada Vacation

    Becky White
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    My husband and I took a trip to Canada last week to start the celebrations for his 30th birthday. Of course I signed up for a race. I was overly ambitious and decided to do the half marathon distance even though I had not done a race, any distance, in over two months. We arrived to Canada late Friday night and had to make the two hour drive to our hotel in Whistler. The Sea to Sky highway was terrifying and I was not even driving. After we tried to figure out the speed limit, everything is in kilometers, we had to navigate to twists and turns driving up the cliffs. We drove back to Vancouver…
  • February Races

    Becky White
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
      Uptown Classic 5K Sunday February 1, 2015 New Orleans, LA Hammond 26X1 Marathon 26.1, 13.1 Saturday February 7, 2015 Hammond, LA Frosted Fanny 4 mile run, duathlon Saturday February 7, 2015 Bay St. Louis, MS Girl Scout Thin Mint Sprint 5K Saturday February 7, 2015 Hattiesburg, MS Mad Dash to Mardi Gras 5K Saturday February 7, 2015 Hattiesburg, MS Rouge Orleans Ultra Marathon & Relay Friday February 13, 2015 Baton Rouge to New Orleans Valentine’s Day 5K 5K Saturday February 14, 2015 Ocean Springs, MS Lundi Gras Bar A Thon 5K Monday February 16, 2015 Lafayette, LA Bay-Waveland…
  • New Year Update

    Becky White
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    While everyone is deep into their 2015 resolutions, I am still trying to get back on track from 2014. The dog bite followed by the month-long flu killed my running and waistline. It has been an uphill battle to get my race times back to where they were. I have done a few 5Ks since the summer but my times have been one to two minutes slower than my usual race pace. My half marathon time for the Las Vegas Half was embarrassing: sixteen minutes off of my personal record from just a year ago. I do have to give myself a break because I had the flu at the time but I did not know it yet. Since the…
  • January Races

    Becky White
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Q50 Resolution Run 10 mile, 5 mile Saturday January 3, 2015 Norco, LA Jackson Day Race 9K Sunday January 4, 2014 New Orleans, LA Laketown Race 10 mile, 5K Saturday January 10, 2015 Kenner, LA Run For The Music 5K Saturday January 10, 2015 New Orleans, LA Frosty Kroc Run 10K Saturday January 10, 2015 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Blues Marathon 26.2, 13.1 Saturday January 10, 2015 Jackson, MS First Light Marathon 26.2, 13.1 Sunday January 11, 2015 Mobile, AL YMCA Winter Classic 10K Saturday January 17, 2015 Ocean Springs, MS Chill In The Hills 10K, 5K Saturday January 17, 2015 Vicksburg, MS Louisiana…
 
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Training Clients Recovering from Cancer

    Angie Pattengale
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    An estimated 1.6+ million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. It’s likely that you either know someone personally who has or had cancer, or have gone through treatments yourself. We’re seeing cancer rates in this country climb drastically and, regardless of what that is attributed to (i.e. the chemicals that we have grown accustomed to ingesting), the fact is it doesn’t seem to be lessening. The good news is that death rates for cancer patients are on the decline and have been steadily…
  • New Personal Trainer Manual

    Angie Pattengale
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
    This newest version of the NFPT manual has been one of our biggest pet projects for some time coming, and it’s officially here! And, because we have a lot of good sharers in our office, we want you to have it! If you’re certified, you can download it from your NFPT account. If you’re not certified, Contact Us before March 3rd to request your digital copy and we’ll email it to you at no cost. This newest version of the NFPT manual is designed to be more of an every day training resource. Our message to you is this…we’re in this personal training endeavor…
  • Connecting the Dots: The Emerging Role of Health Coaching, Pt. 2

    GuestAuthor
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    In a recently published article on Health Coaching, I offered an overview of this exciting field, outlining the many positive attributes such a service can provide for our personal training clients.  In Part Two, we will explore in more detail some specific methods employed by health coaches as they guide clients on their path to wellness. We are all undoubtedly familiar with the following quote: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” The role of a successful health coach mirrors this premise.  While physicians and other clinicians are…
  • Tips for Training the 45+ Age Group

    GuestAuthor
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    What should individuals 45 years of age and older look for when shopping (interviewing) for a personal trainer? According to recent research, 51% of all personal training clientele are 45 years of age or older. This would stand to reason as this group has over 50% of the discretionary income, and more importantly spend more of their income on health then any other item, according to the World Health Organization. If you are considering training this demographic, here are some concerns that you need to be aware of. First things first. Ensure you are certified to work with people who may have…
  • Improving Cholesterol Levels Through Healthy Habits

    GuestAuthor
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    There is much you can do to increase your HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease your LDL (bad) cholesterol through lifestyle improvements. In fact, government health officials recommend that most American adults with cholesterol problems should first change their health habits for 3 to 6 months before resorting to medications. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that circulates in the bloodstream. Your body makes its own cholesterol and also absorbs cholesterol from certain foods, specifically all animal product (i.e. meats, dairy products and eggs). Cholesterol is transported through the blood by…
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    Big Fit Deal®

  • The Next Generation

    Beverly
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    I have tried to live and breathe body positivity for myself for the past year. Learning to love yourself after a lifetime of hating is very tough. Things are starting to get a bit better, but there are still struggles. Learning and living with being kind to yourself is one thing, but what about teaching others The post The Next Generation appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Why This Should Matter To You

    Bethany
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:14 am
    Mailbox time! The other day, I received a wonderful message from a college friend, and she agreed to let me share it with you: Hi Bethany. I just wanted to personally thank you for what you are doing. I started following your writing about a month ago. I have always felt like a fairly typical woman….thin in The post Why This Should Matter To You appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Fat People Are Not Your Gym Inspiration

    Bethany
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    Attention all non-fat gym-goers: I am not your inspiration! Got it? Good. Now let’s all go on with our lives. Wait, you want to know why I say that? All right, let’s break it down. The other day, one of my Facebook friends posted a link to an article about the ten most annoying types of The post Fat People Are Not Your Gym Inspiration appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Word Power

    Bethany
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:19 am
    Last week, I asked you to weigh in (see what I did there?) on what word you would prefer me to use to describe myself instead of fat. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a very popular post, and only about 20 people voted. Still, I think it’s a good idea to talk about the results, and to The post Word Power appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • My Body, My Rules

    Bethany
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:04 am
    So I got a new tattoo. It’s a Fat Cat, a design made (locally) famous by my sister. I absolutely love it. The artist (you can find him here) totally nailed what I was going for: It looks like my sis drew it on my back and then took a bunch of crayons to it! The post My Body, My Rules appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
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    Serrano Strength

  • How to get rid of man boobs (moobs)

    Josh
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Man boobs. A touchy subject for some but a serious problem for all. You see a large portion of over weight men suffer from gynecomastia (man boobs). A result from being over weight and having a hormone imbalance. Why is this a serious problem for men? Because first off as a man you need to... Related Posts: How to Get Rid of Stress Once and For All Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught entrepreneur and strength coach.
  • The Top 5 Nutrition Myths (Part 1)

    Josh
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    I was fortunate enough as a child to grow up with an obsession of health and fitness; this allowed me to experiment with different styles and methods of nutrition. I’ve gone from having the dogma of making sure I got my supply of fruits here, my supply of fruits there, and I couldn’t forget my supply of... Related Posts: Nutrition 101…5 Simple Guidelines to Follow Top 5 Body Weight Exercises to Master Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education…
  • How to Get Rid of Stress Once and For All

    Josh
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    Stress, the one thing that destroys us. If you want to live a happy life (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) you’re going to have to learn to kick stresses ass every time it tries to creep up into your life. What is stress? Stress can come in many ways. The best stresses we have... Related Posts: How to get rid of man boobs (moobs) Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught entrepreneur and strength coach. Follow me as I…
  • Stevia: A Better Alternative?

    Josh
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:35 am
    Back in the day when I first got my foot into the door of the fitness world, I’m a shamed to say; I was in love with Splenda. I would use it in pretty much everything I made. I made pies, cakes, cookies, shakes, you name it and I probably made it with Splenda. Luckily... Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught entrepreneur and strength coach. Follow me as I learn through my journey and become a top strength coach in the…
  • Why the Gluten Free Movement is a Joke

    Josh
    3 Jun 2014 | 8:55 am
    Let me first start off with that this rant isn’t directed towards the people who have made a conscious effort to go gluten free. It’s a big step and for a lot of people is a hard step none the less. Cutting grains out of your diet is a difficult task and because there’s grains... Related Posts: Cracking Down on The Hard Facts of Grains and Gluten Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught entrepreneur and strength…
 
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  • The Best Homemade Healthy Drinks

    RLion
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:05 am
    Your body is primarily made up of water; to keep it healthy, doctors say that you should drink from 2 to 3 liters a day depending on your body type and weight. Here are some alternative healthy drinks that can substitute this precious resource. Everybody has heard the advice “Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day”, but how many of you have actually followed it? Sometimes, respecting this rule can be difficult. I think that to make it easier, the phrase should be reframed as “Drink 8 glasses of fluid a day”, because all the liquids you take in count towards your daily total. So here…
  • Best Weight Loss Secrets from Around the World

    RLion
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:16 am
    Foreign cultures have much to teach us when it comes to foods. Here are some of the best weight loss secrets from all around the world. We can all learn from approaching other cultures; they can open your mind to new experiences and new styles of life. They can also teach how to respect food and eat in more varied and healthy ways, other than help you losing weigh naturally. These are some of the best weight loss secrets that I found out from all around the world. Thailand – Spicy Food Thai food is known being one of the spiciest. How is that good for you? It helps you losing weight…
  • 7 Amazing Health Benefits of Tea

    RLion
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    I consider myself a tea maniac, and drink at least 3 cups a day. The best part about it? Turns out that tea is actually great for your body! So here is a list of 7 of many tea health benefits and why you should drink it. Green Tea Antioxidants Green Tea health benefits include a high antioxidant count. It is estimated that a regular tea has around ten times the amount contained in fruits and veggies. Why are green tea antioxidants important? Because they help you control cell damage and fight free radicals; thanks to them, you are less likely to get sick! Black Tea Reduces Halitosis Drinking…
  • #MondaySongs: Free mp3 Relaxing Music of the Week – Lullaby and Underwater Sounds

    RLion
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    Another week has started and our #MondaySongs moment has arrived. A short update on our blog Meditation Relax Club to explain to you how to download your free mp3 of the week. First of all, read the article which tells you all about the song you’re about to download and where to find the complete album if you like our gift. Secondly, open the SoundCloud link below and visit our profile to listen to all the music we have and finally, click on the download button of the music you like to collect. Today the free #MondaySong/mp3 comes from a big collection of relaxing music called “Top 100…
  • The Perfect Workout Music Playlist

    RLion
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    How can science help us create the perfect workout music playlist? Find out the answer by reading this short article! Science has shown us again and again that listening to music during your workout can greatly boost your motivation and make you work harder during your exercise routine. It feels easier, and psychologists have stated that music could be thought of as a “type of legal performance engaging drug”. However, building a perfect playlist is not simple, so here are scientifically proven tips to create the perfect workout music playlist! The Tempo (BPM) Moving in time with music is…
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    Skill Based Fitness

  • Why People Don’t Achieve New Years Resolutions

    Darren Beattie
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    As I write this, it’s almost the end of January. How many of you are still at your New Years resolution? According to stats from the University of Scranton about half of my US readership set a New Years resolution. 40% will have dropped off by the end of this week (the first month…)! Losing weight [...] The post Why People Don’t Achieve New Years Resolutions appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • Food Addiction: Should You Worry?

    Darren Beattie
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Every now and then I get trolled by somebody on the interwebz, and while my girlfriend certainly notices that my mood changes when it happens, I’m certainly not completely averse to engaging in it. Despite the fact that it kind of stresses me out a little… The smart thing to do would be to delete [...] The post Food Addiction: Should You Worry? appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • Good Skills Trump Emotional Eating

    Darren Beattie
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I’ve received a number of questions revolving around emotional eating in the past couple of months, including a few detailed responses to various members of my newsletter (that I sincerely hope helped!). Whenever I notice a trend of emails or asks to answer on Quora, I generally take note. Truth be told, emotional eating is [...] The post Good Skills Trump Emotional Eating appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • Will I Get ‘Bulky’ If I Lift Weights?

    Darren Beattie
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    No doubt you may have guessed by now that I’m a big fan of weight training.  And not in the lift five pounds, fifteen times to get ‘toned,’ kind of way either… Quite simply put there isn’t a form of exercise out there that has so many upsides and so few downsides when you learn [...] The post Will I Get ‘Bulky’ If I Lift Weights? appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • Why You Should STOP Doing SitUps

    Darren Beattie
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    (And what to do instead…) I don’t want to be an alarmist, I just want to start out by being honest today. I wish the ‘Crunch’ and ‘Sit-Up’ would mostly just die already. Like skinny jeans, they are dramatically overused and often inappropriate… If I see, or read the phrase, ‘try this awesome ab workout [...] The post Why You Should STOP Doing SitUps appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
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  • Paleo Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

    Patrick MacKeogh
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:57 am
    Ingredients 1.5 lbs. sirloin, thinly sliced 4 tbsp coconut aminos, divided 4 tbsp red wine vinegar, divided 3 tbsp chicken broth 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp arrowroot flour 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp ginger, minced 1/2 tsp sesame oil 1 head broccoli, cut into florets 4 carrots, diagonally sliced 3 tbsp coconut oil, divided Instructions 1. Place the sirloin in a small bowl with one tablespoon each of red wine vinegar and coconut aminos and toss to coat. Let marinate for 15 minutes at room temperature. 2. Meanwhile, whisk together 3 tablespoons each red wine vinegar, coconut aminos, and chicken…
  • Paleo Lamb Chops with Mustard Sauce and Roasted Tomatoes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:51 am
    For the tomatoes 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp honey Salt and freshly ground pepper For the cauliflower rice 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped coarsely 1/2 small onion, finely diced 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste For the lamb 4 double lamb rib chops, Frenched Extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper Coconut oil, for the pan For the sauce 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 cup chicken stock 1 tbsp whole grain mustard Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste…
  • Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna

    Patrick MacKeogh
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:43 am
    For the meat sauce 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 1/2 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1 cup red wine 1 bay leaf 3 sprigs thyme Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste For the lasagna 1 eggplant, sliced lengthwise thinly 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 yellow squash, sliced thinly 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves 8 oz. white mushrooms, sliced 2 cups fresh spinach 2 large zucchini, sliced lengthwise into ribbons For the topping 1/2 head cauliflower 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp garlic…
  • Chipotle Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    Patrick MacKeogh
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
      Ingredients  2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast  3 chipotle peppers 4 tbsp adobo sauce  1/3 cup cilantro, chopped Juice of 1 lime 1/2 red bell pepper, diced  2 scallions, thinly sliced  1 head lettuce, rinsed  Salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions 1. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and place in the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside and rest for 5 minutes, then shred. 2. In a food processor or blender, combine the…
  • Paleo Tomato Salsa Bowls

    Patrick MacKeogh
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:09 am
    Ingredients 4 medium ripe Roma tomatoes 1/4 cup black olives, sliced 1/4 cup onion, finely diced 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 1 tbsp grapeseed oil 2 tsp balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper, to taste   Instructions Slice the tomatoes in half and scoop out the insides. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Stir well. Spoon the salsa mixture into the tomato cups. Serve chilled. The post Paleo Tomato Salsa Bowls appeared first on YourFitness.ie.
 
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  • Gameday Reviews (Man Sports)

    clarice1975
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    Gameday Reviews (Man Sports) Gameday is a mixture of high quality ingredients, promoting clean energy throughout the workout. GameDay has a powerful blend that promotes pump, your muscles will feel like a CO2 tank, the pump will last for hours even if your workout is over. As if that were not enough, GameDay has some pure PF3 (Protein Isolate whey) promoting a concentrated and functional protein developed for super potency. mix-ability: 5/10. doesn’t matter how you mix this up it just dont mix well. there are some grainy things floating on top and feels like sand when you drink it .
  • 12 FREE Zumba Instructional Video Workouts Offered On Youtube – Step By Step

    clarice1975
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    12 FREE Zumba Instructional Video Workouts Offered On Youtube – Step By Step Zumba is a very effective workout system that involves Latin-inspired dance-fitness and aerobic elements and keeps everyone motivated by creating a party like atmosphere In my gym they offered Zumba classes every Wednesday and Saturday morning and the classes where always full of participants. Nowdays they have moved to another location because the ladies where complaining that the lifters where starring too much at there asses and did not feel comfortable . I was searching YouTube and found full-length zumba…
  • Stimul8 Reviews (Finaflex)

    Serge Souprayen
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Stimul8 Reviews (Finaflex) Today i will review a pre workout that has made me feel stimulated lol . A pre workout product called stimul8 made by finaflex I have been reading only good reviews online about this product and had to give stimul8 a try . On the bottle it says to take 1/2 scoop before thinking about even upping it up to 1 full scoop to see how it works out and then use a full scoop if 1\2 wans’t good enough , but me a stim junky i went full scoop right away . Stimul8 is one hell of a stimmed preworkout supplement and that is just what i like . Ingredients. STIMUL8 THERMOGENIC…
  • Make Fitness A Choice Of Lifestyle

    Serge Souprayen
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Make Fitness A Choice Of Lifestyle So, you want to lose weight and get in shape? Okay, but why bother? No, really, why bother? Getting fit is hard. It takes discipline, dedication, and sacrifice. Chances are you’re overweight; more than two-thirds of Americans are. So, you’re not exactly alone. And chances are, you’re comfortable with it. Sure, you wish you were fit, but if wishes were treadmills we’d all get off our lazy asses. The hard truth is, if you really wanted to be fit, you would be. It’s not hard. Get up, right now. Why are you still sitting on the…
  • Smolov Jr. Squat And Bench Program

    Serge Souprayen
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Smolov Jr. Squat And Bench Program Smolov Jr is a powerful, three week fitness program based on the Russian Smolov routine, but tailored to be less strenuous and more versatile. After this three week routine, many lifters report a significant increase in their lifting capacity—as much as 35 lbs for their dead lift and 25 lbs for their bench press! The workout can be based around the same squat as its big brother, or can be translated to the bench press, and though it is not as intense as the Smolov proper, it is still a high intensity, high volume, and high frequency workout. As such, is…
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    installingmuscles.com

  • Are You Donning The Muffin Top Look?

    Krupesh Padave
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Muffins are a favorite the world over. Few including the fitness freaks would argue about its capacity to indulge people. But it is these indulgences that have resulted in a rather nasty form of health predicament. With bulging waistlines, it is safe to say that women have made the muffin top look pop culture. Needless to say, the repercussions are in order. However, like all things there is a solution to this problem and we are here to tell you that.Start RunningWhenever there is fat in the picture, the first and foremost thing one can do is to start running. Yes, running is essential. Not…
  • Is Yoga A Double Barrel Gun?

    Krupesh Padave
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    It may be the irony of all ironies. The fact that yoga the greatest healer is talked about or even compared with a gruesome killer like double barrel gun is difficult for most to understand. But, we at Installing Muscles firmly believe that Yoga could actually be one. How and why will be answered shortly by stating several examples that’ll change the way you look at things.Asana #1: Child PoseWe start with the simplest and most innocous looking asana amongst all, the Child Pose. Ideally performed as a cooling down exercise post a heavy workout, it is known to strengthen the lower back and…
  • 6 Ways To Kick Those Sugar Cravings

    Ashwin Kak
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    You may not believe it, but the amount of sugar in the average American diet is a whopping 150 pounds per year!It is crazy to think that people are knowingly consuming that much sugar, but the reality is quite a bit different.Less than 20 percent of sugar that is consumed is table sugar. While we know that candy isn’t much more than sugar in colorful wrappings, hidden sugars in regular foods are the real evil.  Ketchup, bread, yogurt, and peanut butter all contain added sugars. So the next time you think of sugar remember that it is not always so obvious. Make sure what you are eating is…
  • 3 Inner Thigh Exercises That Will Get Your Muscles Sore To The Point Of Satisfaction

    Krupesh Padave
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    It is a well known fact that the legs are probably the most neglected areas of the body, when it comes to working out. But, even if some of the conscious populace work hard on their lower body, they often miss out on working those inner thighs. We see that you are nodding your head on that one.Now, that you are in agreement with us, you’d also like the exercises to be fun and of various forms. This is precisely what we are going to give you.  (Caution: Fun doesn’t mean easy.)1. Cossack squatThis is one exercise that has been there for ages and yet has been used very little. It is…
  • 5 Secret Benefits Of Walking You Need To Know

    Ashwin Kak
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Walking is the most natural, intuitive, and practical form of exercise. Besides getting you from point A to point B, it burns calories, boosts energy, improves mood, wards off food craving, and helps keep you slim. If you want to lose weight, combining a sensible eating plan with exercise such as walking is far smarter than just cutting calories. It also tames the dreaded “jiggles,” helping you look and feel firmer. That’s why foot power is at the heart of every diet and fitness program.The benefits of walking are many. It can help you:1. Burn FatBlasting fat requires using your…
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  • Train Like A Strongman Series: Magnusson & Ortmayer 12 Week Deadlift Routine

    admin
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:04 pm
    The Magnusson & Ortmayer deadlift routine has been gaining popularity on the internet for quite a bit now.Personally, we have gone through the program and so have a number of clients we work with which many have made pretty impressive gains.It uses three four-week blocks. The block week of each block consists of a repeat of the highest intensity of the last.The second and third block increase, while the fourth block is reserved for a loading/rest week.We approached the program, in the same way, the hardcore crew guys approached this program by using 90% of their 1 Rep-Max to calculate…
  • “Big on the Basics: Beyond” Deadlifting with Richard Hawthorne

    admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    In this special “Beyond” installment of Animal’s powerlifting tutorial series, “Big on the Basics”, all-time world record-holder and Animal athlete Richard “The Ant” Hawthorne, breaks down the conventional deadlift in extreme detail. This is a master’s class in the art of deadlifting, conducted by one of the strongest human beings, pound for pound, on the planet. The Ant won CAPO and he totaled 11.4 x his bodyweight. Take notes and watch your weights go through the roof.
  • Deficit Deadlifts – How They Can Double Your Max & Improve Technique

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
    One effective exercise that can significantly improve your technique, strength & lockout is the deficit deadlift. Deficit deadlifts are not as common as you may think. To be honest, you probably rarely see them done at your gym let alone by someone who knows what the hell they are doing.Once you see that person perform deficit deadlifts, you know for a fact he/she knows how to train or is after increasing his/her max personal record and shattering it by a landslide.So how can they help with increasing overall deadlift strength & lockout technique?Standing on an elevated surface using…
  • Top 8 Reasons On How The Deadlift Aids In CrossFit Training

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Deadlifting for crossfit is essential and by the far the best exercise you can do bar none. The fact you must know is that snatches & cleans are totally different in nature and should be taught differently than the deadlift. The good news however is, snatches & cleans will skyrocket your deadlift indirectly. Here are the top reasons how the deadlift can help improve your overall crossfit training. 1. Little Equipment NeededLittle equipment is indeed an understatement. All you need to pop out some deadlifts is a barbell and some well plates. Hell! You can grab a tree trunk, pole,…
  • 4 Effective Tips To Perfecting The Deadlift In The New Year

    admin
    1 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Barbell deadlifts is one of the 3 power exercises along with the squat & bench press. The barbell deadlift requires some serious strength and aggression. Performing the barbell deadlift comes with risks. If you perform the barbell deadlift with bad form then that is a clear sign of disaster waiting to happen. Use these 4 steps to rev up your deadlift form and kickstart your New Year goals.Before setting up before the pull, your back should remain straight throughout the movement. The bar should also be as close to your shins as possible. These key points will ultimately determine how…
 
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • Protein and Strength Training—Two Important Components for Healthy Aging

    Dr. Mercola
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola As you age, it becomes harder to maintain muscle strength and bone health. Muscles tend to reduce in size unless you consistently exercise, which decreases strength and increases the likelihood of falls and fractures. Diet and exercise are two important components to consider if you want to live a long and healthy life. Protein is essential for proper muscle growth and maintenance—especially for seniors, as your body becomes increasingly less able to use dietary protein for building muscle—but I would recommend caution. There are drawbacks to eating too much protein.
  • 5 Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

    Dr. Mercola
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Foam rollers are inexpensive, easy to use and take up little space, so it’s no wonder they’re now popular in health clubs, physical therapists’ offices, and home gyms. What’s more, they’re incredibly effective for working out "knots" or trigger points in your muscles. Foam rollers are often used by therapists and athletes to mimic myofascial release treatments, which are typically used to help reduce muscle immobility and pain. Its benefits are often compared to getting a massage, because as you roll on it, fibrous tissue is broken down and circulation is boosted,…
  • Secrets of Successful Winter Workouts

    Dr. Mercola
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Many people find it challenging to exercise in the wintertime. Between the weather, diminished sunshine, and the tendency to want to hibernate, getting yourself to the gym might feel a bit like wading through peanut butter. If the holidays resulted in some suboptimal diet and exercise patterns, you’re certainly not alone. Winter sports motivate many to brave the elements, but is it healthy to exercise in the cold? There is scientific evidence that shows that not only is exercising outside good for you, but it may also offer special health benefits that you simply can’t get…
  • What Happens to Your Body When You’re Not Moving, and What to Do About It

    Dr. Mercola
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This is a Flash-based audio and may not be playable on mobile devices. By Dr. Mercola Evidence shows that prolonged sitting is devastating your health. It actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, which includes becoming overweight and type 2 diabetes, even if you're very fit. Studies looking at life in agriculture environments show that people in agrarian villages sit for about three hours a day. Meanwhile, the average American office worker can sit for 13 to 15 hours a day, and research shows that vigorous exercise cannot counteract the adverse effects of this prolonged sitting.More…
  • How Exercise Affects Your Genes, and More

    Dr. Mercola
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Virtually everyone would agree that exercise improves health, but the mechanisms by which it actually produces those benefits have been challenging to tease out. Fitness research has come a long way though, and modern science has made a number of interesting observations that help explain how exercise affects your body to improve your health. Part of the answer lies in its ability to affect genetic expression; activating some genes, and deactivating others. A previous New York Times article1 delved into the latest research on this front, noting that: “The human genome is…
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    Renaissance Man Journal

  • Which Nutrients Are Important For Your Brain Health?

    Peter
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    According to recent statistics, over 1/4th of all Americans suffer from some sort of a mental disorder. Furthermore, around 6% of the US population has been diagnosed with what could be termed as a serious mental illness and that percentage is on the rise. There are similar trends in other countries around the world. A huge epidemic of people with mental diseases seems to be taking over society and many people are becoming sick in the brain. What is the reason? There are several things that are behind this, but one culprit seems to be the diet. Recent scientific studies point to improper…
  • Your New Self: Step 1 In The Renaissance Man Construction Project – Creating A Vision

    Peter
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Most people in this world drift aimlessly through life. They have no vision, no purpose and sometimes do not even know what they value the most. It is no wonder that they never achieve anything and are never happy. Instead of working on improving themselves, they spend most of their time complaining. That’s no way to go through life. If you want to be a success, if you want to be happy, then you need a clear direction in life. You need to have a vision of yourself and a clear plan on how to achieve that vision. This includes setting clear goals and then working hard in order to achieve…
  • How Perception Can Make Or Break Your Training

    Peter
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Objective factors are not the only ones that have an impact on your training results. Recent scientific studies show that subjective factors, such as perception, can have an important physiological impact as well. We have all heard the mantra of needing to eat big and lift big in order to gain weight and muscles, but for example what happens when you drink a milkshake that contains 400 calories, but you think it only contains 150? Is there a difference between drinking a 400 calorie milkshake and thinking it contains less calories, or drinking the same milkshake and being aware of the fact…
  • The End Of The World Is Near, The Selfie Stick Is Here!

    Peter
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Sometimes you get a rare glimpse of the future in a single fleeting moment. It is at this instant that you lose your innocence, your distorted vision of reality shatters and you wake up to the hard realization of what the truth is. Years afterwards, you remember this momentous occassion as one of those defining moments: “What were you doing when…” The date remains etched in your memory. Forever will you split your life into two periods, the one before the juncture and the one after. At last it all becomes clear and you gain a deep insight into the state of civilization and…
  • Get Rid Of Them Chicken Legs: How To Get Bigger Calves

    Peter
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    If you step into the gym, you will immediately notice something. You will see guys with huge arms, huge chests…. and chicken legs. It’s pretty amusing watching these guys with huge biceps as they strut around on their toothpick legs. The problems is that many guys spend most of their time working on their show muscles, and totally neglect the legs. If you are one of those guys, then you should remind yourself of the fact that legs make up half of your body. If you don’t work them, then you will never see the total gains you want. With that said, I will assume that you do…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • March 2015 Workout Calendar

    Amanda Ingle
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This month we are challenging you to get into a habit of finding time to workout with our March 2015 Workout Calendar. The post March 2015 Workout Calendar appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Asian Chicken and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

    Carly Sippel
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Enjoy a healthy lunch or dinner with these flavorful peanut chicken lettuce wraps. Extra bonus: One wrap is under 200 calories! The post Asian Chicken and Quinoa Lettuce Wraps appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Success Story: Chris is Staying Healthy For His Family

    Anytime Fitness
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Chris was 570 pounds and had medical problems. Now he is living healthy and is living his life. Read this amazing success story and discover how he did it! The post Success Story: Chris is Staying Healthy For His Family appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 12 Ways to Bust Your Sugar Cravings

    Carly Sippel
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Cravings are super fun... NOT! Here are twelve ways to crush your sugar cravings right now. The post 12 Ways to Bust Your Sugar Cravings appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 6 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life

    Anytime Fitness
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    It can hit at the moment you least expect it. So, reduce stress now, with these tips! The post 6 Tips to Reduce Stress in Your Life appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Healthy Brownie Bites - Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Sugar

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    How big is one brownie? Feels like a trick question right?! The box mix usually says something like 16 servings, but it lasts approximately two days in our house…with 2 of us and that’s assuming the entire mix gets baked and not eaten straight off the spoon. Anyone else? TIME TO LOWER THE SUGARRecently, I challenged the ladies of the Clean and Lean group to count their sugar intake, rather than calories. Like myself, many of them don’t overeat, thank you running for calories burned, but had an idea we were taking in too many treats. The numbers were eye opening for many! Checkout 7 ways…
  • You can’t run the same race twice

    27 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    Wohoa did I just get all Ground Hog Day, Déjà vu (a la Denzel) on you? Not exactly, but maybe, kinda. This weekend David and I are gearing up again for the Best Damn Half Marathon in Orlando. Hey that’s me on the podium- right side!Last year the stars aligned with solid training, perfect race weather, a great taper and good attitudes, which lead to significant PR’s for us both {4 minutes, whoop}…but this year? This is the year of the half marathon, so I should be ready to kill it again, right? Not so much. I’m just fully back from knee and IT Band pain and feeling in no way shape or…
  • Sweet Potato Veggie Turkey Chili - Slow Cooker Recipe

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    I think I love you, so what I’m so afraid of? I’m afraid that I’m not sure of what ingredients to use?! Cooking and I have an on again off again relationship. I love how fresh, clean, whole food meals make me feel. I hate spending my entire Sunday in the kitchen or looking at a recipe and realizing that it requires 22 ingredients I don’t have and may never use again. Which is why I realized once again, it was time to get back to basics again, continuing the theme with Kohl's #MakeYourMove. I don’t need a million appliances or a ton of fancy spices to make food that tastes wonderful…
  • How Many Calories do Runners Really Need?

    23 Feb 2015 | 2:53 am
    Long run = license to eat. Whether that statement is actually true or not it’s absolutely the mindset I hear more often than not from those who come to me confused about why they managed to gain weight while marathon training. I think it happens subconsciously.  Everyone around us is commenting “oh I bet you can eat whatever you want” and we keep hearing how runners need carbs, so why not have a little more of this and that and that and that and…well you get it. Let’s get a little sciency today!! Are you getting enough fuel to keep you running strong? Are you over doing it and…
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    The Supplementality

  • The Ultimate Powerlifting Workout

    The Supplementality
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:38 pm
    So, you want to get big and strong? There are a variety of routes to getting big, but when it comes to real, raw power and size, there is only one way – powerlifting. All of the great physiques of the sixties and seventies built their foundation of mass with powerlifting. They looked massive, rugged and powerful. And they all had one thing in common: powerlifting.  HOW STRONG ARE YOU? Sometimes, people shy away from powerlifting, thinking that they’re not strong enough yet. So, how strong do you need to be to get started? Maybe right now you’re feeling a little weak. Well,…
  • Everything You Need To Know About Front To Back Training

    The Supplementality
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Supersets are an effective training technique that allow you to up the intensity, while injecting some variety into your workouts. To take the concept of supersets up a notch further, try incorporating front to back training into your program – you won’t regret it. Front to back training simply involves super-setting exercises that are exact opposites (for example, bench presses with bent over rows, bicep curls with triceps extensions). With this form of training you rest slightly between sets. The focus of the intensity goes more on the second exercise, as well. Here are 4 good reasons…
  • Testosterone Boosters: Hype vs Reality

    The Supplementality
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Testosterone is at the very heart of manliness. It is the well-spring from which we draw to get strong, build muscle, develop sexual virility and gain that competitive edge. The more we have, the better. Unfortunately, men in the Western world have got less, not more, testosterone coursing through their bodies than their counterparts. And from the age of 30, our natural levels drop by about 2% each year. That’s not good. There’s a lot of hype out there about testosterone, with lots of extravagant claims being made about the ability of the latest wonder supplement to mimic the effects of…
  • 8 Muscle Building Foods You Need in Your Diet

    The Supplementality
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Protein is an absolute must for anyone who is interested in building and maintaining lean muscle.  Those who lift weights three to four days per week with the goal of packing on some lean mass need to consume about 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight per day in order recover adequately and fully reap the rewards of the work put in at the gym. While a top muscle building supplement or a quality protein powder certainly can help you reach your daily protein goals, you should get the majority of your protein from whole food sources.  This can seem like…
  • Controlled Labs White Flood Reborn Review

    The Supplementality
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Effectivness: (4.5 / 5)Taste: (4.5 / 5)User Reviews: (4.75 / 5)Value: (5 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.75 / 5) Controlled Labs White Flood Reborn Pre Workout Overview When looking for a new pre-workout supplement you need to take a few things into consideration.  You want to start with a company that has some history in the business and that has built a solid reputation.  You also want to factor in the price (both total cost of the product and the cost per serving) in order to make sure that you are getting a quality product at a decent price. When it comes to reputation, especially in the…
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    The Tree of Health

  • Top 20 Reasons Why Women Should Weight Train

    MarkAndrews
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Looking to change your body shape and size? Find out why weight training is the No 1 body transformation exercise for women (and men!) Continue reading →
  • Curry and Chips!

    thetreeofhealth
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Just call me amazing for creating a healthy version of chip shop curry and chips. You'll find the awesome recipe right here... Continue reading →
  • Spiralized Courgette

    thetreeofhealth
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Too little time to cook up an awesome lunch? Fear not, here's a super tasty, easy solution. Dig in and enjoy! Continue reading →
  • Helping You To Get In Shape For a Great Year!

    thetreeofhealth
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Staying in shape can be tough! Here are a few tips to help you glow all year round! Continue reading →
  • My Best Reads of 2014

    thetreeofhealth
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    I love reading! Books feed my soul. Here are my best reads of 2014. :-) Continue reading →
 
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    Fitzala

  • Why Eating MORE is the Secret to Fat Loss

    jenni
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Today, I received an awesome email that explained everything about fat loss that I’ve ever wanted to say perfect. It came from Adam Bornstein, owner of BornFitness. If you’ve never heard of him or read his stuff, I highly recommend you subscribe to his email list. He has a very honest and straightforward writing style that covers a multitude of subjects. I’ve probably spent hours on his site since I’ve discovered him. Although he sucks at Twitter (You’re supposed 80% other people’s articles that you like and 20% of your own. Obviously he thinks he’s…
  • The Comedown

    jenni
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    I realize that it’s the name of a song, but how do you follow up the campaign with a blog post about daily life? Umm….there’s no way. After getting on the Huffington Post, I’ve been contemplating what to do next. Another campaign? That was pretty fun and well received, though I think I’d want to orchestrate a large collaboration next time. Perhaps get some prizes to give away? Life since the campaign has been a little slow. I tried to buy this couch. It was on clearance and Presidents Day sale for $800! Then I received a call that my order was canceled. Huge…
  • You’re all #whatslovely

    jenni
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hello you lovely ladies! The #whatslovely campaign has truly been a wonderful experience. I never expected so many wonderful people to join in and participate, much less have the infographic be featured on the Huffington Post! But I can’t take all the credit for myself. My interns, Amber and Angie, did a wonderful job working hard on things they’ve NEVER done before with little direction. Both of them jumped in and produced deliverables that were better than I asked for. And my guest posters provided incredible content that seemed to resonate with a lot of you. I hope…
  • #whatslovely LOVE

    jenni
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you lovely ladies! You’ve reached the final day of #whatslovely and we hope you’ve had an amazing week thinking about all of the lovely things in your life. For today’s challenge, we want you to spend some quality time with someone you love. This can be your significant other, best friend, family…anyone who you care about! We want to encourage all types of love on Valentine’s and not just love specific to couples. So grab that special someone and go get coffee, catch a movie, go hiking, or go out to lunch! Whatever you do, remember to make it…
  • #whatslovely STRENGTH

    jenni
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Strength is #whatslovely. Strength means something different to everyone. One person may feel strong running a marathon while another person may feel strong by giving a powerful speech. Many of the challenges we are faced with in life present a silver lining because once the hard part is over, we become stronger. Everyone has their own story of strength and today we want to share TWO stories with you. First up is Ashley from Coffee Cake and Cardio has shared with us her story of strength after becoming a mother and learning to love her body for the amazing things it is capable of! Never in a…
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    Articles

  • WHY WE COUNT MACROS AND NOT CALORIES FOR FAT LOSS AND MUSCLE GROWTH

    Dayne Hudson
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:32 pm
    It's a cracking question. We've always been asking and been told about CALORIES... "How many calories in that?" many are heard saying. But a better way to reach your health, fitness and/or fat loss goals is to count macronutrients. As you know, macronutrients are protein, fat, carbohydrates, and alcohol.Tags: Nutrition
  • CAN MUSIC HELP US PUSH HARDER IN THE GYM AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE?

    Dayne Hudson
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Everyone has those days. You smash down your pre-workout cocktail and head into the gym, lifting your worries/stresses away whilst pushing to build strength/muscle. Or maybe you're more keen on torching your body fat, and you head over to the treadmill to give it everything you've got. Whichever you're doing - there's always one thing in common on these days. Music. It's blaring, and you're loving it.Tags: Training
  • EXTREME FAT LOSS: THEY LOST NEARLY 3KGS IN 4 DAYS IN THIS STUDY - HOW?

    Dayne Hudson
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    You've probably heard all about the crazy fat loss stories....and some of them are just that: stories. Most of these stories never really happened; of course they're just a marketing tactic aimed at grabbing your dollar. However, there is one study (that I'm about to tell you about) done very recently that's no lie! It belongs amongst the pages of scientific literature, documented and genuine.Tags: Nutrition
  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN FOR FAT LOSS, STRENGTH AND MUSCLE GROWTH

    Dayne Hudson
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:26 am
    You hear a lot of people throw different facts around about men and women, and the differences with respect to all things relating to body composition.  So what are these differences? Are they huge or not? Let's take a look at the science! MUSCLE MASS Not surprisingly, women are approximately 52% as strong as men in the upper body and 66% as strong in the lower body (1).Tags: Training
  • HOW MUCH PROTEIN DO WE NEED EVERY DAY? THE MYTHS AND TRUTHS OF THE ESSENTIAL MACRONUTRIENT

    Dayne Hudson
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:52 pm
    Protein protein protein. You've heard all about how important it is but how much do you actually need? Some have too much, others have too little, but luckily there's enough scientific evidence out there to put to rest the questions and unearth all the answers! THE MYTH OF 1g/lb PER DAY FOR BODYBUILDERS First things first - you'll hear this one around often. And it's just not true.Tags: NutritionSupplements
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    Healthable

  • Healthy Breathing: Steps to an Allergen Free Home

    Paisley Hansen
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Allergy season approaches, and it’s the part of spring that no one really enjoys. Runny noses, itchy eyes, sniffles and coughs aren’t exactly helpful in basking in warmer temperatures and balmy breezes. The home itself isn’t allergen-free either. In fact, indoor pollution can actually be more than double the level of outdoor pollution! How then do […]
  • Heart Problems: How to Prevent Yourself from Having a Heart Attack

    Lizzie Weakley
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    A heart attack is a horrifying experience that can permanently alter a person’s life. Although some heart problems are hereditary, most can be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Here are five proven ways to prevent a heart attack. Reduce stress High levels of stress will definitely increase your likelihood of having a heart attack. […]
  • What to do if You Are In Need of Emergency Dental Treatment

    Samantha Stainsburry
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    When it comes to breaking a bone or some other imminent threat to your health, everyone knows to get to a hospital right away. However, when it comes to dental health emergencies, many people are at a loss for what to do. As a result, they may receive treatment too late, potentially leading to serious […]
  • Do You Want to Gain Weight?

    Daina Martin
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    Unlike reducing weight, gaining weight is also one of the common issues that one faces. There are many people who want to gain weight and keep striving in an effort to gain weight. Eat healthy foods, taking dietary supplements might help you develop your body and gradually acquire extra weight. Do you fall in the […]
  • How to Ensure Better Fitness?

    kingsley
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Give yourself a few seconds of time in front of the mirror. Are you satisfied with your physique? If not, then would you want to have a good workout plan that can enhance your muscle growth or help you with weight loss? If you desire this, then you should get ready to learn about some […]
 
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    TodaysFitnessTrainer.com

  • Confessions of a Fitness Club Member

    Andrea Oh
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:40 pm
    The post Confessions of a Fitness Club Member appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. It’s confession time! Have you ever found yourself doing things at the gym that feel a little bit “naughty” … and wondered if you are the only one? You do things at a fitness club that you don’t do anywhere else … and act in ways that are uncharacteristic of what happens at work or in your […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Importance of Healthy Food and Good Nutrition

    Andrea Oh
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Importance of Healthy Food and Good Nutrition appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Importance of Healthy Food and Good Nutrition When it comes to adapting and transforming the body the body through exercise and physical activity there is a four letter word (that starts with the letter “F”) that doesn’t get enough attention … F-O-O-D!! No matter what your fitness goal may be (i.e., lose 20 pounds of fat, […]
  • The Power of Visualization

    Eli Wilhide
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    The post The Power of Visualization appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. I often ask people how many hours a week they train their body. Although I get a variety of responses, the answer is usually a number between 1 and 5 hours.  I then ask, “How often do you train your mind?”, and get either a blank stare or a, “Huh?”. At this point I’m going […]
  • Planes and Axes of Movement … for Dummies

    Andrea Oh
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    The post Planes and Axes of Movement … for Dummies appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Regardless of how “nerdy” you may consider yourself, talking about planes and axes of movement can make your brain twist into a thousand knots!  The concepts and the terminology are incredibly confusing and are sometimes backward from what you might expect. Attempting to categorize and explain the movement of the human body is NO easy task because movement in […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | What is Functional Training?

    Andrea Oh
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:19 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | What is Functional Training? appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. What is Functional Training? One of the big “buzz words” in fitness right now is … functional training. But the majority of people aren’t quite sure exactly what it means (including a lot of personal trainers and fitness professionals). What is the difference between traditional resistance training and functional training? When do you use functional […]
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    Personal Fitness HQ

  • Hello world!

    Milo Martinovich
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    This is a testy test... The post Hello world! appeared first on Personal Fitness HQ.
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    TingFit

  • How to Calculate Macros to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle

    twang1213
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:29 pm
    If you want to lose fat most effectively, then you’ll want to learn how to calculate the calories necessary to hit your fat-loss goals. Counting calories is only one small piece of the puzzle. When you’re ready to be dialed The post How to Calculate Macros to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: How to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle Mass Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math Easy, Healthy, Baked, Crispy Sweet Potato Chips
  • Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna Steak Recipe

    twang1213
    4 Jan 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Recipe: Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna Steak This is one of the more delicious recipes I’ve made using fish. I bought sushi-grade ahi tuna steaks at the market, made a super simple sesame oil marinade, and seared them on a cast The post Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna Steak Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Zucchini Frittata Recipe Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Recipe
  • Pico De Gallo Egg White Bites Recipe

    twang1213
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Recipe: Pico De Gallo Egg White Bites This is a great snack for people who are too busy to cook or don’t believe they possess the skills to cook. All the recipe requires is a little spraying, pouring, and sprinkling; The post Pico De Gallo Egg White Bites Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Zucchini Frittata Recipe Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Recipe
  • How to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle Mass

    twang1213
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    If you’re looking to lose fat and maintain muscle mass, this article will provide you with the resources you need to start that process. In a previous post, Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math, I outline the The post How to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle Mass appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math How I Got My Abs to Show in 8 Weeks
  • Easy, Healthy, Baked, Crispy Sweet Potato Chips

    twang1213
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Recipe: Easy, Healthy, Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Chips Homemade sweet potato chips are super simple to make. Making a healthy version of potato chips is so easy, it’s practically fail-proof. The only ingredients you need in this recipe are sweet The post Easy, Healthy, Baked, Crispy Sweet Potato Chips appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Water Chestnut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Zucchini Frittata Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
 
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Egg Bake To Go

    Jen Sinkler
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    I wrote The Performance Paleo Cookbook as the ultimate kitchen companion for athletes and other performance-minded people who know that nutrition is a key component to success. It’s undeniable that the food we eat is a factor—perhaps the most important one—in gaining a competitive edge. If you’ve got athletic goals or you’re a competitor, a nutrition strategy firmly rooted in Paleo with smart modifications such as an increased carb intake can make or break the quality of your training on a daily basis.So often I get questions like, “I know I should eat better,…
  • How to Know When You’re Ready for the Gym

    Jen Sinkler
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Editor’s note: Today’s guest post comes from Jonathan Goodman, founder of The Personal Trainer Development Center and author of Ignite the Fire, a book that covers how to succeed as a personal trainer. This post was adapted from one originally published at Schwarzenegger.com.  Gyms should be a place where everyone feels comfortable, a sanctuary of sorts built for self-improvement from within. So when I hear the phrase, “I need to get in shape before I go” it knots my stomach. I’d like to tell you a story about a friend of mine. I’ll call him Derek. Derek was an avid…
  • Risky Fitness

    Jen Sinkler
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Two weekends ago, one of the most recognizable fitness models in the world, Greg Plitt, was struck and killed by a train in Burbank, California. The 37-year-old, who you may know from the show Work Out or his more than 200 magazine covers, had been shooting a workout video with his camera crew at the time. Though the accident occurred in a restricted area without a permit, it wasn’t the first time he had filmed in such a location — videos he’d posted previously featured trains whizzing by, or Plitt doing pushups on the tracks. Some reports say he thought the oncoming train — which was…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Low Down

    Jennifer Blake
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Have you ever heard the phrase that fitness should be simple, but not easy? The truth is that you can still get an effective, total-body workout with no fancy equipment at all. Bodyweight-only circuits are perfectly suited for all fitness levels and are great to add onto the end of your regular strength workout, or as your whole workout if you’re short on time and equipment. This week’s LWF Challenge Workout revisits the Squat Thrust, one of my favorite burpee substitutions (you can read more about that and catch a short video demo here). And the best part? You’re getting…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Guardian

    Jennifer Blake
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Phew! Last week was fun. First, there was the final sale of Lift Weights Faster — as well as the public declaration of Lift Weights Faster 2, coming this March! — and an amazing giveaway to go with it. But who says the party should end there? Not me, never. That’s why when KettleGuard asked if they could offer up FIFTEEN more pairs to give away to fifteen lucky winners, of course I happily accepted. KettleGuards are perfect for protecting your forearm during high volume cleans and snatches. To snag a chance to win a pair of your very own, here’s what you need to do:…
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    Outlaw Fitness

  • Fitness & Gym Humor

    Josh Vales, CPT
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:23 am
    The post Fitness & Gym Humor appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Scrumptious Roasted Vegetables

    Josh Vales, CPT
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:46 am
                     The post Scrumptious Roasted Vegetables appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • #Fitspo

    Josh Vales, CPT
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:15 pm
    The post #Fitspo appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Grilled Chicken With Za’atar Recipe

    Josh Vales, CPT
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:17 am
                   The post Grilled Chicken With Za’atar Recipe appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    Josh Vales, CPT
    21 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
                   The post Christmas Chocolate Covered Strawberries appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
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    Travel Strong

  • 3 Hacks To Beat Jet Lag Every Time You Fly

    Will
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    You know the feeling. You’re tired, nauseous, and having difficulty concentrating. Yup, that’s jet lag – and it’s not just in your imagination. If you’re a frequent traveller you’ll know all too well that the symptoms of jet lag are very real. So real in fact, that scientists have estimated that it usually takes one […] The post 3 Hacks To Beat Jet Lag Every Time You Fly appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • Are Detoxes & Cleanses Doing More Harm Than Good?

    Will
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    If you’ve fallen off the bandwagon and want to get back on track as quickly as possible, then a ‘detox’ can certainly seem like a good idea. I mean, who isn’t tempted by the promise of immediate, drastic, noticeable results? Who would rather spend a couple of months working hard to lose 15lbs when they […] The post Are Detoxes & Cleanses Doing More Harm Than Good? appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • 6 Awesome Arm Exercises You Can Do Without Weights

    Will
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Everybody wants to know how to improve the look of their arms. Guys want them to be bigger. Women want them to be slender and toned. Arms, like abs, are at the forefront of most people’s minds because they look impressive. They’re not something that people are just born with – it’s obvious that you […] The post 6 Awesome Arm Exercises You Can Do Without Weights appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • 30 Days of Mastery, Habit-Formation and Productivity

    Will
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    What do Pringles have to do with reaching your goals? Or, how can potato chips help you lose weight, build muscle and get the body you want? Well, they can’t because they’re terrible for you. But the story behind them can. In 1956 Gene Wolfe graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in […] The post 30 Days of Mastery, Habit-Formation and Productivity appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • 4 Things Every Woman Needs To Know When Joining A Gym

    Will
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    This is the first post I’ve published on Travel Strong that has been written by somebody else, and there’s nobody I would rather it be by than Jen Sinkler (that’s her in the photo)! A former rugby player for the US, Jen lives and breathes fitness. Through her website, Thrive with Jen Sinkler, she dishes […] The post 4 Things Every Woman Needs To Know When Joining A Gym appeared first on Travel Strong.
 
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    Fitness 4 Home Superstore

  • PowerBlock Offers a Different Type of Dumbbells

    Bob
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    When starting or expanding a home gym setup, space (or lack thereof) is often a major consideration. You often need to balance out the allure of a wide assortment of products and supplies with the practical constraints of what you can realistically fit into your available space. Ideally, you can reach the perfect compromise by finding items that serve many roles or adapt to meet your needs, while still being contained within one space-efficient package. This is why you need to try and look for compact equipment that packs as big of a punch as possible without demanding a lot of room. Small…
  • Workout Tip: Choose the Right Clothing

    Bob
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    One of the things you will have to consider when preparing for a workout is what you will wear during this activity. There are plenty of upscale clothing designers out there that offer lines designed specifically for fitness activities. Some of them are high-quality and would certainly serve the purpose of providing you with proper workout attire. But in most cases, fancy exercise attire is overkill. Most of us can get by just fine with clothing that meets a few basic criteria. Consider your priorities Before you shell out your hard-earned cash for a workout outfit with a shocking price tag,…
  • Healthy Recipe: Braised Kidney Beans & Sweet Potato

    Bob
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:24 am
    Looking for something different to add to the mix of your usual nutritious menu items? Try this healthy recipe for braised kidney beans & sweet potato. It has a great combination of flavors, and is a perfect option for those seeking a vegetarian-friendly dish. (Recipe courtesy of WHFoods.org) Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped 1 TBS fresh ginger, chopped 1 medium carrot, sliced thin 1 medium green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch squares 2 cups sweet potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes 2 cups crimini mushrooms, sliced medium thick 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp red chili…
  • Incline Trainers Add More Challenge to Your Workout

    Bob
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Whether you have gotten bored with your exercise routine or just want an easy way to make the workout more physically challenging, an incline trainer can help you take your fitness regimen to the next level. The advantage of an inclined approach As you can probably guess from the name, incline trainers involve an upward sloping surface. This is intended to simulate the experience of walking or running up a hill. By adjusting the incline rate, you can make your workout more or less strenuous. This obviously can greatly impact the amount of energy you must exert during your workout, which in…
  • Power Up Your Workout with PowerBlock Fitness Equipment

    Bob
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    If you are looking for a brand of reliable home gym supplies, you can’t go wrong by choosing PowerBlock products. This company makes equipment with impact and user convenience in mind. Designed with home users in mind PowerBlock has been producing fitness equipment for more than 25 years. The company was created by a pair of specialty fitness designers with a background in fitness equipment production and design for a number of major brands. Their primary goal when launching the company was to offer consumers an alternative to the large, clumsy dumbbell arrangements that seemed to dominate…
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    Yoga - 42Yogis.com - 42Yogis.com

  • Review: Going Om: Real-Life Stories on and off the Yoga Mat

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Yoga transforms. That is the foundation of all the work I do here at 42Yogis.com. Yoga transformed me from being disabled from my nervous system disorder to thriving both on and off the mat. But so few yoga books talk about the power of yoga to help the student transform. That's why I was so elated to discover Going Om: Real-Life Stories On and Off The Yoga Mat by Melissa Carroll. Melissa is a Tampa-based writer and yoga instructor, and believes in the power of being present. Melissa guides more than 200 students every week through a presence-based yoga class. Going Om is a unique…
  • How to Tell if You’re Doing Yoga Wrong

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Yoga isn’t just downward facing dog, child’s pose and trying to stay awake during Savasana. It’s a very complicated exercise that works both the body and the mind, engaging and focusing your whole body. Due to the many different facets of practicing yoga, there are many things that you might not even know you aren’t doing right. Keep reading to find out if you’re doing yoga the wrong way. You’re not thinking about your breathing As one of the main goals of yoga is to create a flow, harmony and interconnectivity throughout the body, getting into a breathing rhythm is essential. By…
  • Yogi Profile: Celest Pereira

    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    If you've been part of the 42Yogis community for a while, you're no doubt familiar with Celest Pereira, and have done some of her fabulous yoga videos.  A trained dancer and Martial Artist, Celest has had a fascination with the movement of the human body since she was young. Celest has her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, and she completed her yoga teacher training in 2009. Her background in Physiotherapy gives her a more in depth understanding of proper alignment and the body's musculature. This insight she in turn passes along to her yoga students and fans. In this interview, Celest…
  • Temple Flower Yoga and Activewear Is Making Waves on Kickstarter

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:46 pm
    There are tons of yoga lines out there, but Temple Flower has me really excited. Temple Flower is a new luxury yoga and activewear line out of Los Angeles, and they create yoga apparel with vibrant designs inspired by the art of India. Temple Flower just launched on Kickstarter, and is already more than halfway to their goal. Created by husband and wife team Neesha Sodha and Neetin Bhagat, the patterns and colors were developed with the idea of reflecting the beauty of nature in the clothing, while enhancing a woman's best features both on and off the yoga mat. They are dedicated to using the…
  • How to put together the cutest damned yoga outfit ever

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    Yoga is a really great way to get your body moving. It has plenty of health benefits and it is also a lot of fun, especially when you are with a class. Once you have found a class and have purchased a mat, you will also need to think about what to wear. Yoga attire, as does all attire, has a few do’s-and-don’ts when it comes to choosing the right thing, so it is important to be mindful while shopping for or putting together your outfit. The following tips will help you to pick out the best options for your yoga session, and you won’t have to sacrifice your personal style either. Layers…
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    Round Roots

  • 39″ at Wolf Creek Ski Area

    roundroots
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    On Saturday morning Matt asked me if I wanted to go to Wolf Creek to go snowboarding on Monday with our friends Alex and David. I immediately said yes. I have always wanted to go check the ski area out and especially to ride during a storm. Wolf Creek typically gets the most snow in […]
  • Rocky Mountain Runners Club

    roundroots
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:04 pm
    Recently I have been thinking about how nice it would be to run with a group once or twice a week in and around Dillon and Silverthorne. So I talked to Matt and we decided to start a running club in Summit County called The Rocky Mountain Trail Runners. I’m hoping to start out with a […]
  • Pow day at Trelease

    roundroots
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Today Matt and I went on a little adventure to Trelease. It was my first time there and although it didn’t seem like we got that much snow, it was a nice 8-10 inches at the top. I was excited to experiment with my new Suunto Ambit2 as well. I used the multi sport feature […]
  • The 2 Day Excursion to The Emma Yurt in Leadville.

    roundroots
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Last week I was trying to think of something fun to do for Valentine’s Day with Matt. While thinking about it, I stumbled on an article on Facebook called, “Cozy Up in a Colorado Yurt: 5 Unique Backcountry Stays“. Immediately I decided to surprise Matt with a yurt trip. The only one on the list […]
  • Trail Running in February!

    roundroots
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    It hasn’t been snowing here much lately, so I’ve been trying to find other things to do. The trails up here are all snowpacked and crusty so they aren’t very conducive for running. So naturally my thoughts wander to the front range, where it’s always balmy and there’s never much snow. Come to find out, […]
 
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    PancakeWarriors

  • Ultimate Chili

    Sam
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    This recipe is the ULTIMATE chili in my book. Why you ask? Well, not only is the flavor amazing, hello ancho chili and smoky cumin, but you likely have all these healthy ingredients in your pantry as the ingredient list is short! This chili is vegan, low fat, full of fiber, protein, and has quite...The post Ultimate Chili appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • How to Handstand Guide

    Sam
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Dave and I were talking after yoga and he asked me why we do handstands and headstands during our practice. I’m not a certified yoga instructor, and I don’t have all the answers but I do know that yoga is about balance and energy flow. Of course this sparked my interest and I thought it...The post How to Handstand Guide appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Mahi Mahi Burgers

    Sam
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Homemade mahi mahi burgers. Mahi mahi paired with just the right amount of parsley, thyme, rosemary, lime juice, and garlic. These burgers are an impressive dinner option anytime of the year. Baked in the oven, these burgers need little to no attention once formed. The ingredients come together quickly and the burgers easily hold their shape...The post Mahi Mahi Burgers appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Spinach Basil Pesto

    Sam
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Fragrant basil, slightly spicy raw garlic, nutty hemp hearts all paired with spinach to make an affordable and healthy pesto. This spinach basil pesto is definitely a crowd pleaser and is so easy to make it can be enjoyed no matter what the occasion.  Did I mention it’s super healthy as it’s vegan, paleo, and gluten...The post Spinach Basil Pesto appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Pumpkin Sunflower Seed Crackers

    Sam
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Nutty, salty, insanely good pumpkin sunflower seed crackers. I’m going to just come out and say it, these are the BEST crackers!! The ingredient list is something you can be proud of and wow they are easy to make! You will never need to buy another box of crackers again! I’m just saying, when food tastes...The post Pumpkin Sunflower Seed Crackers appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
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    Muuve

  • Endurance athletes

    Loren Lane
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:22 pm
    The quest to complete a 3.8km swim, 180km ride and 42.2km run The thought of a full Ironman terrifies me. The event itself doesn’t scare as much as what it will take me to get to the start line. If I make it to the start line I know I will be ready to tackle the hours in front of me both mentally and physically because I will have followed a carefully structured training program.  It is the training itself that scares me. I know what I had to do to get myself through a 70.3 Ironman but a full Ironman is a whole other level, it is a different event all together.  The mental toughness,…
  • 6 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Workout

    Carolina Attaway
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Whatever kind of workout you prefer, here are 6 tips guaranteed to improve it! 1. Hydrate Staying hydrated before, during, and after your workout is crucial to how beneficial your workout will be. Not to mention the health risks of dehydration. 2. Spend money on proper clothing Are people giving you slack for spending money on your workout clothes? The proper clothing can make or break a workout. The clothes you wear to work out in should be clean and comfortable. Comfort can help you to enjoy your workout and, therefore, may also affect how successful the workout is. If you enjoy something,…
  • Sport has no boundries

    Loren Lane
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    The stories of three inspirational para athletes This article is not about me at all, but about the incredible people I have met over the last few months who have taught me more than they could ever imagine. Yes, they are physically disabled but they don’t see this as holding them back in life, in their sport or in their goals and ambitions so I don’t want you to feel sorry for them or pity them, I merely want you to draw inspiration from reading this. I have learnt that with para athletes there is no ‘one’ reason that someone is in a chair, I had never really thought about this…
  • Nutrients for Runners

    Shelby Stanton
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Being conscious of your body’s intake during training runs and races is critical for optimal performance. Before heading out for a long run (this is typically anywhere between a 7-15 mile for me) I always drink some water with electrolytes and sodium. These are important for the body’s metabolism and the maximum performance of your muscles. While many people believe in the concept of carboloading this will actually have the opposite effect if you choose carbohydrates such as pizza, pasta or chips. Instead if you do like to have a large meal the night before a big run, make sure that you…
  • Race Report: New Balance Running, Palm Springs Half Marathon

    Shelby Stanton
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:44 pm
    We loaded up the car full of friends, cocogo and a gorgeous dog called Wheaties and we headed to Palm Springs to begin our adventure! We were a group of marathoners and triathletes from all over the place for a fun weekend. This was my first time turning a running race into a bit of a vacation. We spent the first day by the pool listening to one of our new favorite Pandora stations, “Hip Hop BBQ.” The following day we headed out to begin our epic journey through the flat lands of the greenest part of the desert. I did not have any intention of running my race pace at this event because I…
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    Sustainable Exercise

  • Exercise of the Week: Band Lat Pulldown

    Erin Haske
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    The latissimus dorsi is one of the largest muscles in your body. This pair of muscles – called your lats for short – arise from the connective tissue of your lower back, sweeping up the sides and attaching to the long bones in your upper arms. Chin ups are pretty much the king of upper […]
  • Exercise and Stress

    Erin Haske
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    What springs to mind when we hear the term “stress”? For most of us, we think of heightened mental and emotional states, feelings of anxiety caused by too much work, fighting with friends or loved ones, financial situations, and a million other aspects of life. Sometimes we associate stress with muscle tightness or headaches, or […]
  • Exercise of the Week: The Tall Plank

    Erin Haske
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    We’re stepping up our planks once more this week, with a progression on last week’s prone plank. This is the tall plank (also called high plank, or just plank if you’re into yoga). This variation is slightly more challenging, because you are holding your center of gravity higher off the ground. That being said, some […]
  • Food Friday: Shakshuka – Breakfast For Dinner

    Erin Haske
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Food Friday is back! After a loooong holiday break, I want to kick off with one of my favorite food topics: Hot breakfasts. Having a hot breakfast is awesome, especially during this time of year.  Having dessert for breakfast is not, though, and that’s what a lot of hot breakfast choices are. If you think […]
  • Fit or Fat: What You Need To Know About Body Composition

    Erin Haske
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:33 am
    If you’re not an exercise professional or in the medical field, the term “body composition” might be a bit confusing, or mean exactly nothing at all. And that’s totally ok – you’ll never know something you haven’t been taught! But from a health and fitness perspective, it’s a great concept to understand, and pretty easy to wrap […]
 
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    Joe to Pro Athlete » Joe to Pro Athlete

  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:36 am
    Did you have a great, productive, day yesterday?  Awesome!  Now, don’t stop for too long to pat yourself on the back.  Have another great day today.  Do it again tomorrow.  Those singular days of excellence will soon turn into a habit and make your whole life excellent! The post Weekly Inspiration appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Vitamin C Supplementation: With Dr. Ed Race

    jpascale
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:02 pm
    We all know about Vitamin C’s ability to boost your immune system, but did you know that Vitamin C is also a Free Radical destroying anti-oxidant?  Watch this short video to learn how supplementing with Vitamin C can help you slow the aging process, and recover more quickly from the oxidative stress we put our bodies through during exercise.   The post Vitamin C Supplementation: With Dr. Ed Race appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Squat. More.

    jpascale
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    No matter who you are, chances are you should be squatting.  If you already squat, there’s a good chance you should be squatting more.  This classic, multi-joint exercise is as versatile and effective as any other move your gym has to offer.  Athletes, weight loss exercisers, women, and anyone who sets foot in the gym (with the exception of a few, with certain serious injuries) should all squat.  Here are just a few of the biggest reasons: 1) Be time efficient.  This multi-joint exercise challenges lots of different muscles throughout the body.  So, tons of energy is expended with…
  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:08 am
    Let’s learn to hate the expression “killing time”.  Go after the things you want right now and enjoy the results.  Let’s all, myself included, spend less time on the couch and more time putting in the work to eat right, exercise, and kick life’s butt. The post Weekly Inspiration appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Tennis Elbow with Dr. Ed Race

    jpascale
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and other painful conditions of the upper arm can be caused by overuse and/or muscular imbalances in your forearm.  Learn how to prevent and treat them, right here, with Dr. Ed Race and joetoproathlete.com online personal training.   The post Tennis Elbow with Dr. Ed Race appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric's Fitness Blog

  • Don't Make These Weight Loss Mistakes! 

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
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  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #29

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:40 am
    6 weeks into my 15lbs/13 week muscle building challenge and I am right on track! My body is sore and tired, but I am still as motivated as ever to CONQUER my goals! Today I trained my chest and back on a “Muscular Occlusion” day. Check out my latest video update and listen to how you can use “Bench Press “Sprint Sets” to achieve your fitness goals! “If you QUIT once, it becomes a HABIT. Never quit.” –Michael JordanEric Hardek
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #28

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Leg, shoulder, and calf demolition is complete! 30 second “Sprint Sets” destroyed me, but I will be better for having gotten through it! Check out my latest video update and discover how to perform “Leg Press Sprint Sets!”Eric Hardek
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #27

    18 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Chest and back training is complete and I feel exhausted! After two straight days of intense training I am tired, but feel good about where my body is progressing! Check out my latest video update and watch an exclusive clip on how you can implement the “Decline Cable Chest Fly’s” into your training program! “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” Michael JordanEric Hardek
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #26

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:13 pm
    After 3 days off, I am back in the gym! Today I trained my legs, shoulders, and calves on a high volume day. Check out my latest video update from EHF Laboratories and watch an exclusive clip on how you can use “Front Raises” to improve towards your fitness goals! “I am gonna show you how great I am.” Muhammad AliEric Hardek
 
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  • Why do you workout? **FREE GIVEAWAY!**

    kaybee
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Aloha guys! Hope you’re all doing well. I’ve been so busy at work and with other things for the past couple of weeks that I’ve not been able to write any articles. I do hope that you follow me on Instagram to see what I’ve been up to fitness-wise. So, how have you all been? Making any progress fitness and nutrition-wise? My post today is about you guys. Why do you workout? What motivates you to workout? What are your fitness goals? If you would like to know the five things that motivate me to workout, check out this article that I wrote some months ago. So, come on…
  • Are you disciplined enough?

    kaybee
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    I saw this motivational quote today and just had to share it with you guys!   It’s time to get disciplined and do what you said you would do a million and one years ago! Come on! GET!!  
  • Body Beast First Impressions: Build Back & Bis Review

    kaybee
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    Hey guys, we are trudging on with the Body Beast build phase workout reviews. The reviews for Body Beast should really have been completed by now as I have now completed the programme and will post about my results once I finish these reviews! Will try my utmost best to finish them as quickly as possible! If you haven’t read my first two reviews (chest & tris and legs), see here and here. Okay, let’s do this! Back & Bis is definitely one workout I looked forward to doing ‘cos I love working both parts of my body. The workout is the longest in the build phase and in…
  • Happy New Year people!

    kaybee
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Hey guys!!! Hope you’re all doing fab!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Yaaay!! Thanks so much to everyone who visited Nats & Fitness one way or another in 2014, I hope you found what you were looking for and I hope it helped you. I had an awesome 2014 and I look forward to what’s in store for 2015, it’s going to be a great year!! So, have you set any goals yet? How did you go about setting them? Did you write your goals down? What do you intend to do to ensure you can achieve those goals? I don’t believe in New Year resolutions but I strongly believe in setting SMART goals.
  • Black Friday Deals…Gobble! Gobble! **UPDATED**

    kaybee
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Hey guys! Hope you’re all well. Happy thanksgiving to my US peeps! Have a fab and fun holiday! Thought I’ll share some black friday deals with you guys, all to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. I’ll be checking some of these out as well ‘cos I definitely don’t want to miss out. So, here goes.. **FITNESS** 1. Sports Direct 2. Beachbody (US) 3. The Protein Works Black Friday Special **Ends Midnight 30th November** Pay Day Steals Supercharged **Ends Midnight 2nd of December** **FASHION** 1. Sammy dress Up to 60% OFF for Thousands of Unmissable Bargains 2. Rose…
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    fitneAss

  • 10 Tips To Start A Raw Food Diet And Lose Weight

    Mark Norey
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    Everybody wants to be healthy, to be happy and to lose weight. So I’m gonna share with you 10 tips on how you can start a raw food diet. I say diet, but it is actually a lifestyle. Because in order for you to be healthy and happy, vibrant and shinny, the way you wanna... Read More The post 10 Tips To Start A Raw Food Diet And Lose Weight appeared first on fitneAss.
  • What You Should Know About Building Muscles

    Mark Norey
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Building muscles and maintaining a healthy posture is important for a number of reasons. For one thing, toned muscles help to give your body a healthy, lean look. And since muscle tissue requires a lot of calories to do it’s work, building up lean body mass is a great way to give your overall daily... Read More The post What You Should Know About Building Muscles appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Top 10 Fat Burning Foods That Help You Lose Weight

    Mark Norey
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    What if your food has natural fat burning properties? How does it feel to eat more but still lose more? How about eating without guilt? All these ideas are mind-blowing and you may think that this is not practically possible, but this is very much possible with the various fat burning foods. These fat burning... Read More The post Top 10 Fat Burning Foods That Help You Lose Weight appeared first on fitneAss.
  • How To Perform A Correct Squat For Better Results

    Mark Norey
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:29 am
    It is saying the best way to get a nice, round butt is doing squats, and it’s true. Today I will share with you some tips on how to perform a correct squat, starting from the set up, the squat and up again. There are 3 essential steps in performing a squat: starting position, the squat... Read More The post How To Perform A Correct Squat For Better Results appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Why Protein From Some Grains Is Bad For You

    Mark Norey
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:13 am
    In this article I’m gonna explain to you why you should be against the grains like wheat, barley, rye and oats, and why they are bad foods. I know that this is not what you have been taught, but that’s the whole point of this, right? We are trying to unlearn the wrong stuff that we’ve learned... Read More The post Why Protein From Some Grains Is Bad For You appeared first on fitneAss.
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  • Jump Rope Product Review: CrossRope Swift Set

    Daniel Witmer
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    Howdy BassJumpers! Some of you have been asking that I start reviewing different jump ropes to help you choose those that best suit your skill / jump rope bad assery level.Today I am reviewing the CrossRope Swift Set weighted handle jump ropes. Side note: If you would like me to review a particular rope... go ahead and subscribe, then send me an email with what type of rope you want me to review. I will try my best to respond and get the video / post up within 2 months (of course I will need to purchase the rope and test it out first).   VIDEO…
  • WTF Is Tabata And Should I Do It?

    Daniel Witmer
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    If I told you it's possible to lose fat and get ripped doing only 4 minutes of exercise per day, would you believe me? Trust me, "Boi, you crazy!" would have been my reaction as well.If you are like me and enjoy living life more than exercising, you are at least intrigued enough to keep reading. Here at BassJump, we are obsessed with helping people lose body fat in less time through high intensity jump rope and body weight exercise workouts. That's why I decided it would be helpful to discuss one of the most popular workout methodologies to…
  • Studio Jump Rope Workout

    Daniel Witmer
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:47 am
    BassJumpers. Hello & good day!Welp, I did it.I turned my studio apartment into a... well... a studio. To shoot BassJump videos of course. Mics, lights, cameras, jump ropes, speakers... and oh yeah, a bed (I suppose I will need some rest from time to time).I also put a bunch of funky, motivational posters on my wall because Jay-Z and Napoleon Hill are/were badass people. I am here to prove that you can achieve a lean, ripped physique with a jump rope, body weight exercises, and kick ass music. More importantly, I am here to prove that you can even build a lean and…
  • 4 Simple Steps To Kick Fat's Ass In January

    Daniel Witmer
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Greetings, ropelings (people who do BassJump workouts - it's officially a word now).I don't know about you but this holiday season has been quite awesome.Friends, family, food, laughing, smiles, and people dressed in Santa outfits drunkenly parading around major US cities (sorry SantaCon I don't miss you)!I am a terrible liar. So, rather than give you a motivational speech and subsequent 8am workout the second day of January, I'm going to give you reality:I went out on NYE and partied my ass off.Drank a bit (vodka w/ soda, whiskey, and some red wine)Ate some…
  • 4 Reasons Exercise Is Dead

    Daniel Witmer
    29 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    I sit down on the plane.Conversation starts.“What do you do?” he asks.“I run a fitness website.” I reply.“What is it all about?” He inquires.“Helping busy people get shredded in less time through jump rope and body weight workouts.” I reply.“Interesting. Don’t you also need to lift weights and jog too?” He asks with a confused grin.“You could. Depends on your goals. Do you like to lift weights and jog?” I respond with a grin.“Sort of. I am getting kind of bored and not losing enough fat. I just always read that is the best way to exercise.” He responds.I…
 
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  • Why join a challenge group?

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    So every month I post about a new challenge group I’m running. I realize it’s not for everyone. If it's not your thing, I take no offense, just keep scrolling. If you do stop and read my posts though, you may find yourself wondering what the heck this whole accountability group thing is.So what the heck is a challenge group? Why would someone consider joining a group like this? I’ll tell you from experience, there’s a handful of reasons that people join. Speaking for myself, I was in the place where I felt like I had nothing to lose. I’d been trying to lose the baby weight on my own…
  • Easy Parmesan Chicken

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    I was looking for easy weeknight dinner ideas that were quick to cook and 21 Day Fix approved. This one fit the bill! With a few adjustments, it was ready in 10 minutes and tasted great.Disclaimer: the kids didn't eat it (no spinach for them!) but they did eat the spaghetti that we partnered with it.Easy Parmesan Chicken:Ingredients:2 Tbls olive oil6 cloves garlic, minced2 boneless chicken breasts, chopped into bite size piecesSalt & pepper, to taste¼-1/2 c. parmesan cheese, grated2 c. spinach, rough chopped1/2 c. cherry tomatoes, halvedDirections1. Heat oil over med-high heat. Add…
  • Build a Business & Live Life by Design

    17 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    It's hard when you don't really know what you want to do with your life. When you feel like you should know or should be happy but aren't quite there. Or when you do know what you want but things just aren't falling into place for you yet. Maybe it's a matter of timing or the job market or where you're at in life. Whatever it is, that feeling of being a little lost is unsettling.For a lot of people, that feeling of floating anchor-less hits in their twenties. For me it happened later. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I was that kid who played school for make-believe and…
  • Snowed in? Bring on the home workout!

    15 Feb 2015 | 5:16 pm
    So we've just weathered snow storm #3 in 3 weeks. This is 3 weeks in a row of record-breaking snowfall in the Boston area. We've now gotten a ridiculous 90+ inches of snow in the past 3 weeks! With all of this snow on the ground, getting to the gym is a challenge. Heck, staying on track with your eating is a challenge too since, speaking for myself, I know when I'm trapped in the house all I want to do is bake and eat. You're not alone if all of this snow is wreaking havoc on your resolve to start of 2015 on a healthier note. It's hard to live up to you fitness goals…
  • Second Chances (or 10th but who's counting?!) with the 21 Day Fix Extreme

    9 Feb 2015 | 3:57 pm
    I've failed so many times before that you'd think I'd stop trying. I've done 2 or 3 rounds of the 21 Day Fix. I rocked the workouts and I still do them weekly with our Fit Club at work. I loosely use the meal plan each week when I plan our menu. I have never, however, been successful at using those darn little portion controlled containers. I occasionally break them out as storage containers but more because they're cute than to really keep track of my portions.Yes, I have failed before and yet I am trying yet again. I WILL conquer the Fix eating plan.The snow, combined with the knowledge…
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  • Banana Bread Granola Bars

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    Color in Motion 5kAdapted from Running With Spoons, these Banana Bread Granola Bars will blow. Your. MIND. Seriously. If you love your granola bars soft and sweet, these are the way to go. PLUS they are easy, gluten free, and don’t take any time at all to make. Banana Bread Granola Bars 1 ½ Cup Oats 1 Banana, mashed ½ Cup Honey 1 Tablespoons Flax Meal or Seeds 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Vanilla ½ Cup Chopped or Sliced Almonds ½ Cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (these are my favorite, but feel free to use whichever brand you prefer ) ⅓ Cup Chopped Dates **Pumpkin or…
  • Make-Ahead Breakfasts

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Color in Motion 5kBreakfast, while the most important meal of the day, is often the most neglected meal of the day. Rather than nourishing our bodies and breaking a 6-8 hour sleep-induced fast, we throw down sugary cereals or pastries that can do more harm than good. We’ve assembled an awesome list of make-ahead breakfasts that you can easily grab on your way out the door in the morning, or throw in your bag the night before. Yes, this sounds like just one more thing to add to your to-do list, but having something delicious and wholesome for breakfast is so worth it! Not to mention, these…
  • Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Color in Motion 5kHaving breakfast made and ready to go in the mornings can be crucial to maintaining proper health and nutrition. These burritos are easy to make ahead of time and will happily boost your metabolism in the morning! Breakfast Burritos 1 Package Lean, Ground Sausage (pork or turkey) Handful Spinach, Chopped 3 Eggs 1 Cup Milk Shredded Cheese 1 Cup Cubed Hashbrowns 10 Whole Wheat Tortillas Tin Foil (to wrap and freeze burritos) Begin cooking the sausage in a frying pan. While the sausage is browning, mix the spinach, eggs, milk, and cheese. Pour the mixture into a separate pan,…
  • Healthy Sack Lunches

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Color in Motion 5kLet’s all take a minute to honestly answer this question: how hard is it to not munch on snacks while sitting at a desk all day? For most of us, this is a struggle. Not that munching is a bad thing- personally, I prefer snacking and small meals as opposed to eating large meals 2-3 times a day. If we are going to snack at our desks, however, it would be good to pack foods that will keep our energy up throughout the day, and promote overall health. For this reason, we are providing you with a list of healthy sack lunches that will allow you to snack (if desired), while also…
  • Bacon and Egg Cups

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Color in Motion 5kA bacon recipe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Yum! This bacon recipe is super simple and contains ingredients that are so good for you! Enjoy! Bacon and Egg Cups 2 Eggs 1 Cup Milk 1/2 Green Bell Pepper 1 Cup Spinach (cut up) 6 Bacon Strips (Recipe makes 6) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin. Line six of the muffin tin cups with one piece (each) or bacon. combine the remaining ingredients, and divide between the six portions. Bake for 35 minutes, remove from tin, and enjoy! You can mix it up by adding all kinds of spices and sauces for added deliciousness!
 
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  • 5 Proven Techniques For Faster Muscle Gains

    Tom
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:44 am
    Getting started with a workout is never easy. Between figuring out all your meal plans and how well you can do each exercise, many beginners are just turned off from the workouts because they have no idea how to start. The problem, however, is that there is no real definitive guide on how you need to structure your workouts. There are lots of rules and lots of tips that you can incorporate into your routine, but the most important thing is for you to push yourself from the level that you are at now to the place you want to be. Once you find your rhythm and know what kind of results you are…
  • Elliott Hulse’s 5 Principles Of Muscle Building

    Tom
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:22 am
    Elliott Hulse really knows exactly what he is talking about. In this video he talks about his 5 principles of mucle building; Volume (sets & reps) – Intensity – Rest – Tempo – Frequency. Check out his video to learn more! Original Source: Elliott Hulse’s 5 Principles Of Muscle Building Find more posts like this on: Muscle & Fitness Tips
  • Is Your Sugar Craving Killing You? Six Tips To Enjoy A Healthy Craving-Free Life!

    Tom
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:05 am
    A 2012 Gallup Poll discovered that the average American man weighs around 196 pounds, a 16 pound jump as compared to a similar poll done in 1990. Not surprisingly, a 2012 study found that an average American consumes 156 pounds of sugar in a single year. Like you, I too found it difficult to believe this data. I don’t buy 13 pounds of sugar month after month or consume 3 pounds of sugar every week. In such a scenario, how could I possibly consume 80% of my body weight in sugar in a year alone? Sugar Sugar Everywhere! Do you love drinking sodas? Or, energy drinks after your workout? Like…
  • Isometrics For Performance, Weight Loss And Muscle Gain

    Tom
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:55 am
    Do you often find yourself avoiding the strength workout you know you should be doing? You are not alone in this. Most people find it hard to squeeze an effective strength training routine into their hectic schedule. However, it is possible to do isometric exercises at home with minimal or no equipment at all, even while you are busy taking care of other things at the same time. As long as you have a few minutes or seconds to spare, you can squeeze in one exercise. Thus, over the course of a day, you will get in a full body workout. Training with isometrics, however, is unbelievably…
  • How To Lose Weight – Lose Fat Instead

    Tom
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:13 am
    Given the escalating obesity levels among the American population, it’s hardly surprising that the problem of how to lose weight is such a burning question. In fact, the phrase is one of the top search terms on Google and other search engines. However, although you may be searching on the question of “how to lose weight,” in your heart of hearts this is not really what you want to know. The fact is that, if you are anxious to lose weight, what you really want is to look leaner and be able to get into your jeans more easily — in other words, what you really have is a…
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    WomensFblog | Health, Fitness, Food, Inspiration

  • 4 Healthiest Cooking Oils to Use in Your Kitchen!

    Wfblog
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:31 am
    There seems to be a bit of a myth going around right now that cooking oils are unhealthy. They aren’t.… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Natural Home Remedies for Painful Hemorrhoids!

    Rebecca Bromby
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    If you have been suffering from piles then you must have gone through a number of appointments, therapies and medicines. Despite your best efforts… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 Yoga Poses for Pregnant Women (Infographic)!

    Wfblog
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    Yoga is a great tool for weight loss, detoxing, and improving your core strength, but did you also know it… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 9 Crucial Mistakes Every Women Makes in the Pursuit of Weight Loss!

    Wfblog
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Weight loss is not easy in the slightest. In fact; it is remarkably difficult. Perhaps one of the main reasons… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Avoid These 7 “Healthy” Foods!

    Wfblog
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:11 am
    There are a lot of healthy foods out there…or so it seems. Now; we all know that most fruits, vegetables,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    End of Three Fitness

  • 009: The Five-Minute Journal, an Exercise in Gratitude

    Jerred Moon
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    This week Talon and Jerred did an exercise in gratitude. They used a journal called “The Five-Minute Journal” to see if it could help improve mood, pain tolerance and life in general. The Five-Minute Journal is a simple journaling technique designed to help you improve and focus on daily gratitude. Studies on gratitude have proven to effect the hypothalamus in realtime, dopamine levels, decrease pain tolerance and much more. In this 36-minute episode Talon and Jerred discuss: Our “why” for this experiment Overall thoughts and experience with The Five-Minute Journal…
  • How to Spice up the Garage Gym with Chains and PVC

    Jerred Moon
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    Today, we have a garage gym DIY “project”! Notice I put project in quotations, because this is hardly a project, and more of a case for why you should have extra PVC and chains in your garage. PVC plays an important role in a garage gym – it can help with mobility, we’ve used it to make a slosh pipe, parallettes, and even rings. PVC is pretty awesome because you are only limited by your imagination, and it’s cheap. Now, this project may be simple (not as simple as the weight storage idea I posted a few years ago), but don’t let the simplicity fool you out of thinking this…
  • 4-Week One Barbell Workout Program (Free)

    Jerred Moon
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:52 am
    Today, I am going to give you a simple 4-week barbell workout (strength and conditioning) program.  The program may be easy for some of you and very difficult for others. However, this program can be done with one barbell, some weight, and space to run. It’s incredibly simple. The workouts will not take you very long and it will get you in great shape. But you have to want it!   One more time…you need a barbell, weight and space to run. No rack, no wraps, no special shoes, no pull-up bar and there isn’t even a need to do a project from the End of Three Fitness DIY Corner. But…
  • How to Improve the Greatest Human Strength

    Jerred Moon
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Have you ever wanted to push yourself a little more, a little harder or just a little bit further? Of course, this could be in a workout, at your work or even in your family life. You know the benefits of breaking bad habits, setting good ones and aiming to be just a little bit better than you were yesterday. But does it always happen? How can we get to the next level? How can we push ourselves to maximum potential? Today, I’ll explain exactly how you can train your willpower like a muscle and how to push yourself to the next level, including: The two questions which push me daily The…
  • How to Make Cold Brew Coffee

    Jerred Moon
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    Today, we are going to go over how to make cold brew coffee. But first, have you heard of cold brew coffee? It’s pretty good stuff! It’s not on the same level as Bulletproof Coffee, and not quite as unique as my PR Coffee Brew, but it’s easy to make and great tasting (can you tell I love coffee?). Cold brew coffee is pretty easy to make, but first we should start with my “why” behind cold brew coffee. A little back story – my wife often makes fun of me for viewing food as “what can it do for me” as opposed to “how does it taste”. I am way more…
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    The Functional Body » Blog

  • Healing Depression Naturally

    Michael Sieber
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Healing depression naturally is a very attainable goal, however it does require dedication and commitment.  We are seeing depression skyrocket in America, some people blame lack of direction and purpose in a society of conformity, while others blame genetics and imbalances that need pills to be solved. The truth of the matter is that pills may not be needed for depression, and they may not solve the root cause of mental health issues. The real cause of depression in most individuals is poor nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, inflammatory foods, and a lack of a dream and purpose. I…
  • The Best Natural Health Insurance Plan Money Can Buy

    Michael Sieber
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    The best natural health insurance plan is not the one that costs you hundreds or even thousands a month. It is not the one that promises that you will in fact be “covered” when the inevitable hammer comes striking down, the hammer of illness and disease. We all know someone who has been afflicted with cancer; health problems that cost money, or just accidents that cost a fortune. But the fact of the matter is this: most illnesses are completely preventable. Cancer was nearly nonexistent when you compare the levels of cancer today to that of 100 years ago. Chronic disease that debilitated…
  • People Who Change Their Lives Take Action, They Don’t Think.

    Michael Sieber
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. -Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a wise man to have said the above, and this post is a motivational attempt to get you to take action.   We will look into the mind of Bruce Lee and apply it to how you should begin to create change, not by thinking or trying, but by deciding and taking action. Bruce Lee was correct in saying that there are no such things as limits, and I am going…
  • The Dangers of Makeup Ingredients and Organic Makeup Benefits

    Jenna Lee
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    This one is for my ladies! Guys don’t be shy to read because this is some good information for the women in your life and I encourage you to have them think twice about their beauty routine. I’m talking makeup. Love it or hate it most of us ladies use it on a daily basis. Should we care about what we put on our skin? Is the price of beauty worth it? Do we have a skewed reality on what the value of makeup really is? It was learning the economics behind the cosmetic industry that initiated my investigation into this $50 billion dollar industry. I think I was watching an episode of Shark…
  • Why the Number On the Scale Doesn’t Matter

    Michael Sieber
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    As a Personal Trainer I often work with a ton of people who are always trying to unlock the key to happiness, and their dream body. One lesson I learned was this; the number on the scale doesn’t really matter. What really matters is the relationship a person has with his or her own self-image and body, not mathematics. Do not get me wrong; if you step on the scale and it says 300lbs, you have a good parameter and measurement of where you are and what you need to do! But that’s all that it is, simply a measurement tool, one parameter of measurement, and one single number. And like I talk…
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  • Great Tips From NPC Champion & Competitor, Danee Cavaliere

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
      Being a national bikini competitor, hydration is one of my primary concerns since I’m always working out and doing cardio.  I drink at least one gallon of water every day and that can be difficult sometimes. Drinking plenty of water every day is important for exercising because cells that do not maintain their balance in fluids and electrolytes will shrivel, which results in muscle fatigue. This affects performance and fat metabolism immensely.   I normally lift in the gym three times per week
  • The Best Hydration Pack For Runners, Now Available at Sears!

    22 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
      Advanced Sports Technology is happy to announce that the best hydration system for running, Aqua Arm, is now available at Sears! Now you can get your mom jeans and your runner's hydration system all in one trip! That's pretty awesome!   Also be sure to let us know your thoughts and feedback! We've had a huge response thus far and have loved hearing from runners all over the United States. Thoughts or suggestions are always welcome and we're looking forward to making AquaArm runners' first
  • Aqua Arm Hydration Pack Now Available On Amazon.com!

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Advanced Sports Technology is pleased to announce that the Aqua Arm Hydration Pack is now available on Amazon. Its especially exciting to know that one of the best runner's hydration pack is now available through one of the best online retailers out there! It truly is a beautiful partnership!   We're committed in bringing the AquaArm Hydration System to as many distribution channels as possible to better serve runners and fitness enthusiasts anywhere. Whether you run, walk, bike, ski, or
  • "How Much Water Should I Drink?" - Recommended Water Intake

    24 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Its one of the oldest questions pertaining to health, wellness, and weight loss: How much water should I drink a day?    Through the last few decades, the answers have run the gamut, ranging from the recommended 8 glasses per day, to a gallon a day in the bodybuilding community, but how does one sort through all the information? What is the recommended daily water intake for the average person?     As one would expect, the answer isn't so cut and dry, because when we're talking about the average
  • "300" Spartan Training Program

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
      Few will argue that the Spartan fitness levels achieved by the actors in the movie 300 is anything short of elite. Mark Twight, the trainer hired to whip the actors into true Spartans for the movie, gives us an inside look at the training program.     The workout is based on crossfit principles of increasing work capacity over set time periods, but there's a few other twists to the workout regimen that you won't see in crossfit. Of course if you're going to be working out at this level of
 
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  • MEET THE CHAMP - MCJURY’S WORKOUT

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    Mcjury's advice for freshmen A HIGH SCHOOL lacrosse, football, and karate athlete, Connor McJury was already a gym rat upon entering  college... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • REDEFINE YOUR LIMITS

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:18 am
    ROB ORLANDO WAS ALWAYS STRONG. WHEN HE DIVERSIFIED HIS TRAINING HE ONLY GOTSTRONGER—AND FITTER. Doing one thing well was always fine with Rob Orlando.Seven years ago... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • PUMPING CARDIO

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:49 am
    NEVER FORGET THAT YOUR HEART IS THEMOST IMPORTANT MUSCLE OF ALL QHow much cardio do you do, what kind, and how do you     fit it in with your weight training? AIf you grew up in... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • LESS IS MORE

    22 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    STREAMLINE YOUR WORKOUT FOR YOUR BESTRESULTS EVER ADVICE: You’re not doing your exercises in the optimal order. Even if you use straps, your hands and forearms will be exhausted by the... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • ALEXANDER THE GREAT

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:02 am
    Spartan Race standout alex Nicholas is bringing some muscle to obstacle racing. Forget the marathon running and mind-numbing cardio sessions. His routine... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
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    Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips

  • Romance is in the Air {Old Factory Gift Set Review + Giveaway}

    GetFitGold
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Romance is in the Air {Old Factory Gift Set Review + Giveaway} Disclaimer: I received a free set of candles in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own. With the holidays almost behind us, I knew that I’d want to get some alone time with husband. It’s been all about … Continue reading → The post Romance is in the Air {Old Factory Gift Set Review + Giveaway} appeared first on 100lb Countdown. <See Original Article Powered by Starbucks Is Going to Start Offering Coconut Milk Finally, Starbucks has a non-soy dairy alternative. Beginning February 17, the coffee chain will…
  • Manitoba woman tops in weight loss

    GetFitGold
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:16 am
    Manitoba woman tops in weight loss TOPS, established in 1948, is a not-for-profit, non-commercial weight loss and support organization based in Milwaukee that has chapters across …See Original Article Kail Lowry Weight Loss: Reality Show Star Joins Other Celebs In Using Controversial Waist Trainer Kail Lowry's weight loss has been closely followed by fans. The reality show star has been working hard at getting in shape doing things including …See Original Article Skin of patients with massive weight loss is weaker, less resistant to breakage In a skin analysis, researchers…
  • New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

    GetFitGold
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    New Name, New Criteria for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness affecting up to 2.5 million Americans, may soon get a new name and set of diagnostic criteria. In a report released Tuesday, an independent panel of experts convened by the U.S. government called the illness a “legitiSee Original Article Powered by Ebola Drug Shows Promise in Monkey Trial TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An investigational drug designed to stop Ebola in its tracks has shown early…
  • Celebs bash online ads

    GetFitGold
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:02 am
    Celebs bash online ads Johannesburg model Shashi Naidoo has become the latest celebrity whose image was used without her permission to promote a weight-loss product.See Original Article Burn 500 Calories a Day with This New Invention by a NASA Scientist for Weight Loss Are you already eating well and getting moderate exercise and want to accelerate your calorie-burning efforts―while at rest?! Here's one idea a NASA …See Original Article The Secret to Losing Weight Could Be Clicking the 'Add Friend' Button, NU Study Says Researchers found that people who use online…
  • U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report

    GetFitGold
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Decades-old advice to Americans against eating foods high in cholesterol likely will not appear in the next update of the nation’s Dietary Guidelines, according to published reports. The U.S. Department of Agriculture panel assigned the task of revamping the guideliSee Original Article Depression After Stroke Linked to Troubled Sleep TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Stroke survivors with depression may be at increased risk for sleep problems,…
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  • Ultimate Guide: Home Workout Routines For Women

    Brian Syuki
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:56 am
    Most workout routines for women involve weightlifting. This program focuses mainly on bodyweight exercises. Basically these are exercises you can do at home, without weights or any equipment. This workout routine is even convenient for early morning workouts. Before we go further I would like to ask you a question. Why is it that only few people have success with workout programs but many fail? Read on and I’ll tell you why. I will also tell you how you can have guaranteed success in this workout program or any other. This program is designed for women with any level of fitness. Whether you…
  • Learn How To Overcome a Weight Loss Plateau

    Brian Syuki
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Did you know that most people hit plateaus 2 or 3 times before they attain their ideal body weight? I know it can be discouraging and you may feel like giving up. Especially when you are doing your best but you can’t see any improvements. If this has happened to you, know that it’s something very common. So, what is a weight loss plateau? This basically means you are stuck at a certain weight for some time. Even though you are maintaining the same habits which helped you lose weight before. In this article I will share how you can avoid plateaus and how to overcome it if you already hit…
  • How To Speed Up Sore Muscle Recovery

    Brian Syuki
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Sore muscles give us some sort of satisfaction because it shows that we have had a great workout. But sometimes the pain can be too much to bear – even scrubbing your back in the shower becomes a challenge. I’m sure most folks who do any form of resistance training have experienced sore muscles at one point, unless you do low intensity exercises. So it’s nothing to stress over unless you are experiencing sharp pains on the joints or ligaments which is sign of an injury. Though it is not possible to prevent muscle soreness completely, you can speed up the recovery. Sore muscles are not…
  • Will A Low Carb Diet Work For You? Find Out

    Brian Syuki
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Do low carb diets work? Low carb diets have gained a lot of popularity in the last few decades and have even gotten support from some nutrition experts. A low carb diet advocates eating foods low in carbohydrates or no carbs at all. While it has worked to some people, the question is – can low carb work for you? The popularity of this diet has also led some folks to believe that carbs are bad. I’m sure if you ask most people for diet advice they will suggest you cut on carbs, even when they don’t know anything about your meal plan. Well, there are situations when this advice works but…
  • 39 Nutrition Experts Share Their Favourite Healthy Protein Sources

    Brian Syuki
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Proteins are a very important macro-nutrient which should be included in every meal. But you can be confused on which proteins are healthy due to the conflicting advice you’ll find online. To end the confusion and find out the healthiest proteins, I asked 39 nutrition experts and prolific bloggers this simple question. “If you could eat protein from 3 sources only, what would these sources be?”   Before we go any further I would like to clarify that I’m not advocating you eat protein from 3 sources only; the point was to find out the healthiest proteins according to these…
 
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  • The Power of Planking

    taylorgeiger
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Planks are a super efficient way to work all of your major muscle groups. When you plank your arms fire to hold up your body weight, your legs engage to hold straight, and your abdominals must draw in and brace to support a lengthened spine. Planks are a part of all sorts of group exercise classes, from Body Pump to barre to yoga to bootcamp. Mastering the plank is a constant process and you never truly arrive. There is always a way to engage your muscles more deeply into the move or challenge your stability by adding movement. Here are a few plank variations to work on from anywhere –…
  • Surround Yourself with Motivating Move it Triggers

    taylorgeiger
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Chances are high that you will spend more time thinking about the information and things you surround yourself with than things which are off your radar and you never see. That’s why one of the oldest workout tips that is still true is to pack up your workout clothes and gym bag the night before to make sure you get to the gym the next day. Just seeing those clothes laid out on the floor and ready to go increases the likelihood of you actually going. This is called a mental trigger; those clothes already laid out act as your trigger to get to the gym. Luckily for everyone from the…
  • Finding Balance: through fitness, in life

    taylorgeiger
    27 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    Balance in fitness is crucial to achieving a full range of motion for all exercises; from squats to lunges to pushups to planks. Balance in life is crucial to high performance, multi tasking, and personal growth. Balance in fitness and in life is achieved by listening to your body and identifying what adjustments need to be made for it to perform as you are demanding. In fitness, that may mean a slight shift of your weight through your heel instead of your toe. In life, that may mean a shifting of your priorities and a delegation of your time in line with your goals. As the new year…
  • Dust off your Stability Ball

    taylorgeiger
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Ok so remember a few years back when everyone was buying a stability ball? They were all the rage but now most of them are collecting dust in your local gym or in your garage. But no more! The stability ball is a great tool to tone and shape all of your muscles, so get it out and get to work. You can do this workout anywhere, all you need is the stability ball. Let’s cover some basics first, then get down to business. Posture! The stability ball is an excellent piece of equipment to work on establishing a neutral spine & improving your overall posture and strength of the spinal…
  • Park Bench Party

    taylorgeiger
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:59 pm
    The last of the nice weather days are amongst us… or are they? There’s simply no way to know in the south… but this park bench circuit can be completed any time of year, it will raise your body temperature enough to combat any cold temps. The only equipment you need is a bench sturdy enough to step up on. Then bring some energy because you’ll need it! Start your workout with dynamic stretching & a cardio warm up… Then head over to the bench for this 10 minute non-stop action circuit. Move #1: squat pulses – tap your butt to the bench without sitting…
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    Weight Training Blog

  • Weight Training Weight Loss A Simple Formula

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    Weight training weight loss is actually a simple formula. They do go hand in hand. Of course this formula results in fat loss.
  • The Partial Deadlift

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Why use the partial deadlift. If you have any type of lower back damage this could be the key to your weight training.
  • Side Bends The Oblique Kings

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Side bends build your obliques. Not only does this strengthen your core, but enhances your six pack.
  • Push Press Negative Overhead Press Work

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    The push press can raise our bench press, to new heights. Developing stronger shoulders, allows for heavier bench pressing.
  • Pullover Free Weight or Machine

    19 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The pullover is an assistance exercise. It may not be a major compound exercise, like the squat or dead lift. Still this exercise yields many benefits.
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    Home Workouts

  • Chest and Biceps Workout

    Amir
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:50 pm
    When I used to go to the gym the custom for one training session was to combine bigger muscle group, such as chest, back or legs with one smaller muscle group, such as biceps, triceps or perhaps forearms. I think this is still a good practice, because your bigger muscles need more attention than the smaller ones, and therefore you can’t dedicate enough time to more then one big muscle group for one training session. That being said, in this article we will combine exercises from home exercises section into chest and biceps workout plan. When you do chest exercises you not only work your…
  • Different Pushups Variations (Part I)

    Amir
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    I would say that pushups are the greatest exercise that you can do at home without any equipment, period. Pushups not only work your chest muscles, but also your whole body is engaged during this exercise, so there is a lot to gain from doing pushups. They are also very „thankful“ exercise, meaning that you can do minor modification in hands position, legs position, change angles and you will get completely different exercise. There are so many types and variations of pushups you can do, and I will try to cover most of them in this article and the next article that will come (Part I and…
  • Insanity Asylum Workout Review

    Amir
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:58 am
    The Creator: There is wide availability of training workouts that are made very available to countless of people. One of the leading is the Insanity Asylum Workout by Shun T. This individual surely can manifest how effective the program is. He possesses a clear example since his body shows familiarity and expertise about the craft. But people must not only focus on this since the most important is his capability to motivate using his charisma, apparent and detailed fitness instruction that is obvious all throughout his program. Shun T will not just show and teach you the right form by himself…
  • Insanity Workout Review

    Amir
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    Are you tired of doing extreme workout activities yet you still failed to acquire fit body? There are recent studies saying that 45% of people who do workout activities in the gym regularly are not satisfied and happy with their bodies. Most of them find it useless to go in the gym because they do not shed body fats easily. There are several weight loss programs you can try to make your body fit and healthy. One of the most effective weight loss programs that you can try is INSANITY. Through using the efficiency of INSANITY, you can effectively get the best shape of your body that you really…
  • GSP Rushfit Review

    Amir
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    If you’re an avid fan of mix martial arts, you definitely know Georges St-Pierre aka RUSH.  The famous welterweight 170 lbs. mixed martial artist in the world. If you think that his name mainly circulates in mixed martial arts industry, you definitely mistaken since his undying fighting skills are not just what people adore of him but his flawless conditioning along with chiseled physique and real functional strength. Now, he even let other people know his secret since they can able to let him train them in their home using his eight week GSP RushFit Training Program 6 DVD set. You will…
 
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    EverydayChallenge

  • Walk Toward A Healthier You

    Alise Tone
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Since here in Riga we have sky-high priced public transport (compared to salaries), I decided to protest against it. By walking :D. At first I challenged myself to walk everywhere for a whole week. By the way, the distances I make aren’t that short. And you know what? I did it and I love it! Especially now, when you can almost feel the spring in the air. Not to mention the money I saved. You may ask – what is so special about walking? It’s just walking…Everybody does that. Yes… but not nearly enough. I actually feel stronger and healthier now, and my legs are toned up! There…
  • Green Smoothie Recipe

    Alise Tone
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
    Since I started living a healthier lifestyle, my favorite snacks now are different smoothies. They are not only perfect as snacks, but also great as a quick breakfast on the go, or nutritious beverage. Smoothies definitely are a healthy choice any time of a day. And they are so easy to make – for a simple smoothie you only need three ingredients! If you have a yogurt and two different fruit – blend it all together and voilà! Especially I like to make green smoothies, because they are super healthy and tasty as well. Ok, they don’t look as good as strawberry shakes, but that’s not the…
  • Post-Workout Stretching

    Alise Tone
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As you probably already know, stretching is an important part of a workout. Although I’ll admit that this part sometimes may be not so fun, because all I wanna do after my workout is to rush out of the gym. But I do my best and devote extra 10 minutes for a cool-down. Why stretching? Studies have shown that stretching has such benefits as mobility (it can help increase your range of motion), increased flexibility (it helps you maintain proper position in any exercise). Over time, stretching can also decrease the risk of tendon problems and injuries. And it will help you to recover faster…
  • Flat Belly Exercises

    Alise Tone
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Belly fat, bellly fat… Why are you staying there? Belly fat, belllly faat… It is my fault! I’m sorry, I just couldn’t not write it down :D. Those who have watched Friends will understand. But now let’s get down to business. First of all, if your goal is to lose weight and have a flat belly, then you should focus more on your diet, because it is much more effective. But if you want to tone up your abdominals, try out these simple, but very effective exercises. Either way you will get stronger and be more confident about your mirror reflection. Want a six-pack? My personal…
  • Simple Chicken Wrap Recipe

    Alise Tone
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    I’m not much of a cook, but when I’m in the right mood then I do my best to cook something healthy and visually appealing. Just as with exercises and all the rest, I also prefer minimalism in the kitchen. Or maybe that’s because I simply don’t know how to cook so well… Anyway, I made some healthy wraps this morning and I’d like to share my recipe with you guys. Why wraps? Because they are delicious and healthy alternative to standard sandwiches. They’re neat and compact and really simple to prepare. All you need is: Few tortillas 2 chicken fillets 2 tomatoes 1 onion Romaine…
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    SoundBodyLife

  • How to Start a Garden in Your Backyard

    Jen Keehn
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 pm
    The popularity of backyard gardening has increased tremendously in recent years. As people become more concerned with the foods they put in their bodies, there has been a noticeable surge in spring planting in hopes of a healthy home harvest come fall. When you grow your own food, you become a part of the process itself and forge a deeper connection with the nourishment you offer your body. The carrot you grew yourself in your backyard is much more than just a carrot, it is an intricate part of nature – something you will undoubtedly see when you start your very own backyard garden.
  • Is Milk Healthy or Not?

    Jen Keehn
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:56 pm
    As Americans we’ve been programmed to think that milk is an integral part of our diet, and that without it we won’t get the calcium we need to keep bones strong and our bodies healthy. Not every culture drinks milk, however, and it seems that their bones and bodies are doing just fine. Is milk really all it’s cracked up to be? Cow Milk Is Made for Baby Cows We are the only species that drinks the milk of another animal. Think about it. The milk we’ve been told is so beneficial for our bodies is actually produced for the consumption of a calf. While cow milk is excellent for a 100…
  • How to Work Your Way Up to a Pull-up: A Guide for Women

    Angelica Martins
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:25 pm
    The gym is no longer a man’s territory, is it ladies? No! We like to lift heavy stuff too, right?! In recent years the amount of women who go to the gym has been increasing, and contrary to popular belief, women’s workouts don’t solely consist of Zumba, aerobics classes or Pilates. We girls are normally more focused on our bottom areas—trying to get those curves—and whilst that is completely fine (I want them too), it is also important to give the same attention to the rest of our body so that we develop a nice, even physique and don’t end up looking like some messed up satyr.
  • Is a High Fat Diet Healthy?

    Jen Keehn
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:46 pm
    A high-fat diet has often been reputed to be the worst way to get the proper nutrition your body needs. There are however, a growing number of people who believe that the anti-fat fad may be leading us astray. Studies are now suggesting that what our bodies really need is the opposite of what we’ve been giving them. According to a new study put out by the National Institute of Health, a diet that reduces the number of carbs in favor of increased fats is beneficial for nearly every area of health in the human body, including keeping our arteries clear and our waistlines trim. They say that…
  • Tiny Houses: The Next “Big” Thing

    Jen Keehn
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Living simply is something more and more people are looking to do these days. As a result, the “tiny house movement” is replacing the “McMansion expansion” of years past. Though not everyone is moving into a house that’s no bigger than some people’s bedrooms, the trend towards tiny houses and a simpler way of life is definitely on the rise. What are Tiny Houses? Tiny houses are the newest living trend as people reclaim a minimalist approach to life. The tiny house movement is sweeping the world by storm and replacing huge living spaces that became so popular in years past with a…
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  • My New Supplement Line – Giant Killer Labs & LINKED the BEST Testosterone Booster 2015

    Curtis Fisher
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    One of the reasons why I started Giant Killer Labs was to put together an arsenal of supplements that are useful when training to get into shape and enhance performance while training in the gym.  I’ve been using supplemental products for over 17 years now and have tried almost every product in nutrition stores across Southern California. There’s been a lot good products and a lot of not so good products.  I’ve used products to get in shape for bodybuilding shows as well as using them for off season and monthly maintenance.  So I have a lot of experience for what is…
  • Big Arm Training Tutorial Part 3 – Top Supplements for Bodybuilding

    Curtis Fisher
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    This is the third video in my 3 part tutorial series on building big arms.  In part 3 I talk about top supplements for bodybuilding – supplements that can aid in building muscle size.  In case you missed the 2nd video where I cook a big meal to gain size  you can check it out here: Big Arm Training Part 2. Part 3 of the series goes over supplements that can help you build muscle size. Just remember that supplementing when trying to put on size is secondary to eating meals that are high in protein.  Go to ATS Labs for the supplements I use and type in promo code FISHER15 at checkout for…
  • A Day of Fitness and Bodybuilding Motivation at Muscle Geeks Nutrition

    Curtis Fisher
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:36 pm
    I recently was invited to Muscle Geeks Nutrition in Rosemead, CA to share my personal experiences with supplementation and dieting.  As I shared my own journey through physical fitness I began to hear fitness and bodybuilding motivation stories from other people in the room. One inspirational story that stood out was about a young guy who was involved in a car accident and lost mobility in his lower body.  While bedridden he put on a lot of extra body weight and was unable to get around let alone work out.  Despite all of the adversity he had to overcome including losing over 100 pounds in…
  • Big Arm Training Tutorial Part 2 – Good Foods for Bodybuilding

    Curtis Fisher
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    This is the second video in my 3 part tutorial series on building big arms.  In part 2 I talk about good foods for bodybuilding – food you’re going to need to build muscle size.  In case you missed the first video where I hammered it with skull crushers you can check it out here: Big Arm Training Part 1. Part 2 of the series goes over eating to build muscle size, an essential part of growing big arms. In the video I cook a big meal to gain size. If you want to try to make the meal yourself, the ingredients are below as well the transcript that will give you directions on…
  • What Makes a Great Personal Trainer

    Curtis Fisher
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    So you’re looking for a personal trainer and you’re wondering if that trainer at the gym is the right match for you.  You start your sessions and after about a week or two, you start to feel like you’re just being filed liked cattle with the rest of the herd.  Maybe you’re personal training isn’t really that personal and it’s more like a one fits all baseball hat. The truth is after years of working out in gyms myself and helping fellow gym members, even before I started training clients, I would notice that not only the trainer’s clients looking to…
 
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    FitPlaza

  • Hypothyroidism Diet – How To Eat For A Healthy Thyroid

    FitPlaza
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:27 am
    Can your diet cure hypothyroidism? Well… your eating habits can influence just about anything that goes on in your body, so it’s reasonable to believe it can have an impact on your thyroid function as well. As the saying goes: You are what you eat… According to Tom Brimeyer – the author of Hypothyroidism Revolution – this certainly holds true if you suffer from an underactive thyroid. He states there are certain thing you can include in your diet which will reinforce proper thyroid function. There are also things you want to stay away from. Here are the changes…
  • Burn More Calories With These Nutrition Tips

    FitPlaza
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Getting rid of excess body fat is all about burning more calories than you consume. Discover how these simple nutrition tips can help put your body into fat burning mode. After all… you don’t have to work out quite as hard to stay in shape if you limit the amount of calories you consume to begin with. First of all… it’s not just about how much you eat! Equally – if not more – important is what you eat. For example, you would have to eat a couple of pounds of cucumber to consume the same amount of calories contained in one average candy bar. Many people can…
  • Get Rid Of Cellulite Naturally

    FitPlaza
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Are you suffering from cellulite? If so, you’re not alone! Many women of all ages are plagued by the dreaded orange peel skin.  In this article you’ll discover some simple things you can do to get rid of cellulite naturally. Don’t worry! They don’t require the use of expensive products – or spending hours at the gym. These simple methods address some of the root causes of cellulite, which are: reduced circulation, increased fluid retention and improper nutrition. At some point in their lives, about 80-90% of all women develop cellulite. Possible causes…
  • Speed Up Your Metabolism With These Foods

    FitPlaza
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    Even though there are no ‘shortcuts’ to losing weight, there are certain things you can do to speed up your metabolism. This will help you get rid of unwanted fat faster. In this article you will discover some foods which are proven metabolism boosters. Including these foods in your diet may give you a little extra edge in getting rid of unwanted bodyfat. Hot peppers Peppers such as cayenne peppers, jalapeño, habanero, serrano or any other hot peppers will boost your metabolism and improve circulation. Spicy peppers also act as appetite suppressants by reducing your craving for…
  • Lose Belly Fat by Balancing These Hormones

    FitPlaza
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    Image by: Tony Alta If you’re trying to lose belly fat, you may have noticed that eating less can lead to weight loss, but doesn’t necessarily help to reduce that muffin top. One possible reason for this is hormonal imbalance. In this article you will learn about the crucial role of two hormones – cortisol and insulin – when it comes to losing belly fat. You will also discover four tips you can use boost your body’s natural fat burning capabilities. First let’s look at cortisol and insulin and how they can make you fat. Cortisol and fat loss Cortisol is a hormone…
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    Running Northwest

  • Shoe Review: Saucony Xodus 5.0 GTX

    Jeremy Krall
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:31 am
    Monsters. That one word sums up our view of the Saucony Xodus 5.0 GTX. They are rugged, waterproof, and they have traction… boy, do they have traction. These bad boys will find a home on most trails and they have been designed to suit every complaint every trail runner ever had. In fact, it’s like they […] The post Shoe Review: Saucony Xodus 5.0 GTX appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Race Preview: Shamrock Run 2015

    David Valentine
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    We are almost into March so that means only a few short weeks left until the Shamrock Run Portland 2015 begins. The event turns 37 years old this year and it is the largest running event in Oregon and the second largest on the west coast with over 35,000 participants. To sum up the experience, […] The post Race Preview: Shamrock Run 2015 appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Review: Brooks Men’s PureProject Long Sleeve Henley

    Jeremy Krall
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:03 am
    Normally I don’t get especially passionate about running tops, so it takes something really interesting to catch my eye. In this case, Brooks has something really exciting and the PureProject line in general represents some very new thinking for them and for most running companies. It’s not flashy, has really clean lines, and dare I […] The post Review: Brooks Men’s PureProject Long Sleeve Henley appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Valentine’s Weekend Race Results From Around the Northwest

    David Valentine
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    It was a busy weekend of races in the Pacific Northwest, you can find results from most of these at the links below. Our crew found their way to the Heart Breaker Half in Hillsboro, Oregon and it was a beautiful day for a run. For those that haven’t participated the Heart Breaker has a […] The post Valentine’s Weekend Race Results From Around the Northwest appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Review: Wahoo TICKR Bluetooth and ANT Heart Rate Monitor

    Jeremy Krall
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Wahoo Fitness is probably best known in the cycling community given their development of Bluetooth powered high quality, but cost-effective bike computers and trainers. The TICKR really rounds out the offering and lets them become a stronger contender in the Running and Fitness categories as well. WHAT IS THE TICKR? The TICKR is a dual band […] The post Review: Wahoo TICKR Bluetooth and ANT Heart Rate Monitor appeared first on Running Northwest.
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    Feel Alive Fitness

  • Top 5 injuries associated with exercise

    Lily Sivyer
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Exercise is thought to be the most important determinant of an individuals health, however it comes with its risks. Whether you are an amateur or an elite athlete you are at risk of an exercise related injury. Here are my top 5 injuries associated with exercise. 1. Muscle Strains A muscle strain is when fibres of the muscle cannot cope with the demands of exercise and some of these fibres become strained or even torn. Muscles strains can be graded dependant on severity. Common muscles that can become strained during exercise include the hamstrings, gastrocnemius (calf) and the quadriceps,…
  • 7 minute Workout by the desk

    Stephan Konrad
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:27 am
    Welcome to my Workout by the desk! I was asked by Andrea Watkins to put together a workout that she can do from her desk. She would like to be a bit more active and enjoy the health benefits of exercise. Always consult your DR first before commencing any form of exercise. Before you start the workout you need to get 1 piece of equipment – a “Yoga Band“ There are different colours with different resistance levels. If you are not a very experienced exerciser I suggest you start with the easiest first. Each exercise is 1min long and is followed by a horn sound to give you…
  • Case Study with Giles Babbidge – 8 week update

    Stephan Konrad
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    If this is the first post about my case study you have stumbled upon, please have a look at part 1 and part 2 first. Over the last 4 weeks Giles has had a few challenges to deal with: Post-christmas stress and extra workload Started to struggle with the fasting plan for personal reasons A trip to snowdonia which partley caused the next challenge Got a stinking cold and missed 2 weeks of training and as result had a few slip ups with his diet as well. Bearing this in mind we both knew what to expect with the results of this week’s assessments and measurements. It’s…
  • How I use coaching to support my clients

    Stephan Konrad
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    I was asked by Jane Biggin to share how I use coaching to support my clients. It all starts with the initial consultation, during which I would ask key questions such as: What is your main goal? What are you doing about it right now? How do you feel about yourself? How do you think you will feel when you have achieved your goals? What does your current diet look like? Depending on their answers I would ask more questions until I get to the core reasons of why they want to make changes. The next step is to assess and measure the individual’s fitness levels, body composition and imbalances.
  • From puncture to hail storm

    Stephan Konrad
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    I had a rather adventurous day on the 13/01/2015! My car was at the garage in Fareham busy being fixed and should have been ready that morning. As it was a cardio day for me I decided to cycle wherever I needed to go. My first stop was at the travel agent in Waterlooville intending on booking our easter holiday to Australia(very excited!). Before I set off, I realised I left my cycle shoes in the car, which meant I had to cycle in trainers with SPD-SL pedals! Nonetheless the journey from Southsea to Waterlooville was very pleasant with the sun shining and a mild wind blowing. I was hoping by…
 
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    Muscle and Fitness

  • Workout Routine

    Allison Carter
    28 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    The Top High Intensity Swimming Routine: A HIIT Workout Routine For Burning Body Fat You probably already know that swimming may be one of the best activities to work your entire body. When it comes to swimming, the health benefits are virtually endless. There is a lot of swimming routines out there that can help you burn calories and keep you in shape, but which one is best? In all reality you can't go wrong with any swimming programs, but did you know that you can dramatically increase your fat burning potential by implementing high intensity interval training? By adding "HIIT," it turns a…
  • Arms Workout

    Allison Carter
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Arms Workout For Strong, Toned and Lean Arms I'm a young dude and young dudes like to have a nice set of arms.OK, I'm sorry I used the word dude...and I'm really sorry I used it twice.But it's true. All guys, especially the young guys, like to have a nice set of strong arms and to be totally honest ladies love it when their guy has a set of strong arms.But the ladies don't get left out of the arms equation because I don't think I've ever come across a lady who didn't want sexier, more toned arms.They wanted to get rid of the jiggle on their underarms...some call them "bye-bye arms" and I've…
  • Dumbbell Workout Program

    Allison Carter
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Dumbbell Workout Program - The Fast Way To Transform Your Body My answer to the burning question on many men's and women's minds is... a dumbbell workout program!So, what's the question? "What do I do when I want to transform my body fast?"It's no secret, men and women all over the world exercise because they want to CHANGE the way they look. One day, they take a good, hard look at themselves in the mirror, and don't like the person staring back at them. And, not only do they want to change their appearance, but they want to change it fast!That's when they ask, "What do I do when I want to…
  • Muscle Building Workouts

    Allison Carter
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Muscle Building Workouts - Build Muscle and Fitness the Right Way Does this sound familiar to you?You have goals for your muscle building workouts. You follow a regime that allows you to achieve those goals. You're doing everything right. But, you fall on your butt.Then you find that you get back up and start the whole process working on your muscle building workouts all over again. Only to find that you keep falling down, getting back up again and repeating this over and over.You do this until you think that you are never going to achieve anything here. You think that this training lark…
  • How to Get Big Arms

    Allison Carter
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    How to Get Big Arms - Turn Those Sticks Into Big Strong Guns One of the top skinny guy requests has to be "how to get big arms". A pair of big strong "guns" not only look impressive but can help you look a lot tougher and bigger too.Here I'm going to show you how to get big arms with 3 great exercise that will not only build you bigger arms muscles but super strong ones too. Before I get into them there's just one point that I'd like to clarify...the best way to build muscle and increase strength is to work multiple muscle groups at the same time with compound exercises and lift heavy weights…
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    Find Health Tips

  • Top 10 Hair Oils for Hair Growth Men

    tarun pahwa
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Find Health Tips There are many hair care products available on the market ranging from shampoo, conditioner, serum, hair supplements to oils. Traditionally, oil is one of the best things for healthy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Speed Up Hair Growth [Men & Women]

    tarun pahwa
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Find Health Tips Do you envy your friends who have long hair like Rupanzel? Such long and lustrous hair is the core dream of every woman. Though it is not hard to obtain yet to have healthy and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 14 Foods for Healthy Hair

    tarun pahwa
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    Find Health Tips Every one in this world longs for healthy and better-looking hair, lustrous locks, that won’t lessen with age. To possess luscious locks of hair one need to be careful of what... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Vital Vitamins for Healthy Hair

    tarun pahwa
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Find Health Tips Hair is one of the beautiful features that we all love to flaunt. For healthy and lustrous hair, getting the right vitamins is important. Enough vitamins and minerals aid in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Science of Hair: Hair Growth Cycle & How Hair Grows

    tarun pahwa
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:38 am
    Find Health Tips Hair is a vital feature of our body that has a great role in our appearance. However, it is far more complex than it appears to be. Good quality and strong hair not only has a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Lindyverse

  • We have been featured at Alltop!

    Don Mazonas
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    Hi there, nothing related to dancing but I am very happy to find out that Lindyverse was featured at Alltop! Look, they said it could take up to 2 months to get listed here. Guess what? It took about 5 hours for Lindy Verse to get featured! That means more exposure – more traffic to this blog. If you wonder what Alltop is, it is like online magazine. Go to their site and then favourite sites you like to get feeds from in your account. It’s that easy! Lindyverse was features on dancing category, just check this out: http://dancing.alltop.com/ I thought it was worth sharing. It…
  • Millie & The Millionaires at Swing Den North

    Don Mazonas
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Hi all, Yesterday I went to Swing Den North at Langham’s social club in Haringey. It was in North London so it took me around 50 minutes to drive there. This post is going to be quite short but hey, it’s right to the point right? As I mentioned earlier, it took me 50 minutes to get there. It was supposed to take me around 35-40 minutes but I had traffic in Woodford Green central area. Don with Millie & The Millionaires So I heard Millie & The Millionaires for the first time … look, they were a bit different from other swing bands. They sound quite…
  • 8 reasons why I lindy hop

    Don Mazonas
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Hello all. I am writing this post today as I want to get into this new habit I am forming. This new habit will allow me to blog about lindy hop every day. I know I do not dance every day anymore and even when I am dancing, I don’t always blog. I mostly blog about camps and live band events I go to. Tonight I am going to a live band event but I still could not miss a chance to blog about lindy hop anyway. So today I looked at my relatively short dancing career of 1.67 years (yeah, 1 year and 8 months to be exact!) and reviewed exactly why I am still dancing. So here they are, 8 reasons I…
  • Goodnight Sweetheart 2015

    Don Mazonas
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Hi all, I didn’t dance in London last weekend. I danced in Watford. I survived another dance camp called “Goodnight Sweetheart” or GNSH for short. I didn’t do any taster classes although trying out pole dancing would be quite … interesting … I danced nearly 30 hours over the weekend (my weekend started on Thursday night). Without further ado, I shall get on with my “review” of the camp! Pre-party As you know I might be a hardcore dancer so how could I miss a pre-party especially when it was located 5 miles from where I live? We had 2 classes…
  • Infographic Mondays #1: Excercise Benefits Of Swing Dancing

    Don Mazonas
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    Hello all, Today I am very proud to announce that I am starting a new “channel” on this blog – Inforgraphic Mondays! I will be posting amazing infographics on Mondays. Now I might not be able to do it every single Monday but I will do my best. Best thing is that you can share this image for free without my consent provided that you do not change a single bit of it. Here we are, the first edition of Infographic Mondays!
 
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    Coach Yvette Fitness and Wellness

  • What do you do, just for fun?

    Coach Yvette
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    I was listening to Amy Porterfield’s podcast number 47 and one of the questions she was posed: “What do you do, just for fun?” really stuck in my mind. (The episode has a lot of great tips, this topic just hit home with me). Share what you do with the hashtag #cyfun This question really got me thinking, what do YOU do Yvette, just for fun? [insert dramatic pause – me trying to think of something, anything!] This was very difficult for myself, as I am a workaholic!  My idea of fun is coming up with a new project, making some beautiful images and helping people in…
  • No Bake Energy Bites

    Coach Yvette
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    No Bake Energy Bites Feeling hungry or a bit tired? Try out this recipe! I am a peanut butter lover and eating these takes away the hunger and gives me much needed energy. They are quick and easy to make and also are a great food on the go. Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 cup oatmeal (dry) 2 scoops protein powder 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cooking Directions Simply combine all ingredients and stir until blended well. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Serves 25 to 30 You may feel free to add other ingredients. I love…
  • Let Go of Fear

    Coach Yvette
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Let go of FEAR. Move from what was into the miracle of what can be. Let go of fear The post Let Go of Fear appeared first on Coach Yvette Fitness and Wellness.
  • Yumbutter: Mouth-Rockin’ Delicious Energy

    Coach Yvette
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    One of the staple foods that has helped me on my weight-loss journey has been peanut butter.  You read this correctly, I have relied on peanut butter! It has healthy fats, fills you up for a good while and is more delectable than chocolate (for myself). I recently stumbled across Yumbutter, a company that creates and sells organic nut butters.  These are not just your average butters, they are high powered healthy treats packed full of healthy deliciousness! Not only are the products organic, but they offer: 2 times Omega-3 Complete Protein Antioxidants BuyOne:FeedOne™ Seeing how packed…
  • Test your weight-loss IQ!

    Coach Yvette
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:33 am
    Test your knowledge about weight loss. Your waist size can be an indicator of poor health and health risks.  True  False The key to reducing your waist size is to gain muscle.  True  False Spot reducing (working on a specific area of your body) can be used to decrease your arm, thigh and hip size.  True  False How many calories do you have to burn in one day to lose one pound?  1000  1200  2000  3500 What is the maximum amount of pounds recommended to lose in one week, for safe weight-loss?  1  2  4  6 It is easier for…
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    Travel Well Magazine

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Workout Safety For Cooler Temps

    Travel Well
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Follow these cold weather workout safety tips to stay active outdoors all winter long. The post INFOGRAPHIC: Workout Safety For Cooler Temps appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Destination Fit: 10 Awesome Fitness Events Worth Traveling To

    Travel Well
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
        Travel and fitness make quite the pair. W […] The post Destination Fit: 10 Awesome Fitness Events Worth Traveling To appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Think Strange, Drink Strange: Strangeways Brewing in Richmond, VA

    Allen Johnson
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:03 pm
    To find one of Richmond's most unique gems in its bubbling craft brewery community, we must detour from the familiar and venture into the strange at Strangeways Brewing. The post Think Strange, Drink Strange: Strangeways Brewing in Richmond, VA appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • 7 Alternative Spring Break Trips for Adventure, Relaxation and Enrichment on a Budget

    Alexa Nota
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Many students are searching for something more meaningful, memorable and exciting than your typical MTV-esque spring break. These seven Travel Well-approved alternative spring break trips are ideal for those looking for adventure, relaxation and enrichment on a college budget. The post 7 Alternative Spring Break Trips for Adventure, Relaxation and Enrichment on a Budget appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Tips for Traveling with Pets From the Founder of Petfinder.com

    Allen Johnson
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:15 pm
    When it comes healthy travel, bringing our pets along can be difficult and pose unique challenges and questions. We sat down with Betsy Saul, founder of Petfinder, to get her advice. The post Tips for Traveling with Pets From the Founder of Petfinder.com appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
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    Ways to Burn Belly Fat

  • Stomach Fat Burning Exercises

    Allison Carter
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Stomach Fat Burning Exercises - Bye Bye Belly Fat Here are some great stomach fat burning exercises to use so that you can finally say "bye bye belly". These are simple, you can do them at home, and you get better results than the typical sit ups and crunches that you're told to do.Stomach Fat Burning Exercises 1. The plankWhat you do is this... put your weight on your forearms on the ground. Now get on your toes and hold that position. So only your toes and forearms are touching the ground. Hold for as long as you can. This is a great isometric exercise for the abdominal muscles. Do…
  • Cardio Workouts

    Allison Carter
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Cardio Workouts - Why Cardio is Quite Possibly the Most Overrated Way to Lose Fat Before I get any hate mail or any rants and raves from people calling me an idiot, let me clarify. Cardio does work to lose fat. That's obvious. Cardio is great for general health, heart health, and just getting you up off your butt. However, when it comes to losing fat quickly, especially for busy moms and dads, cardio workouts are very, very overrated. Is that sacrilegious for a personal trainer to say that cardio is overrated or doesn't work?I don't think so. In my personal opinion, it's lazy and uninformed…
  • Weight Lifting Diet

    Allison Carter
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:48 pm
    The Best Weight Lifting Diet The main reason someone decides to pursue weight lifting is to look better and become healthier. Basically it is the pursuit to gain muscle and lose fat. To accomplish these goals you need to have a great weight training program along with a weight lifting diet. So what is the best weight lifting diet? In this article I will let you know just what you need to eat in order to gain the muscle and lose the fat.Let's get a couple of things straight real quick before I tell you what you need to be eating. Weight training is not just lifting a weight a couple times of…
  • Workout Plan

    Allison Carter
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Workout Plan For Skinny Guys to Build Insane Muscle Mass If you're a skinny guy and are looking to pack on some pounds of rock hard muscle mass, then you're going to need a good workout plan, and stick to it. Why "Skinny Genes" Are Your Best FriendIf you're anything like me, then you've probably cursed your "skinny genes" on more than one occasion - especially if you listen to any of the usual rubbish that is spouted in most gyms about "skinny genes" being your obstacle to muscle gain.Well, that's really a load you know what. While genes do play a part in natural body type, size and…
  • How to Become a Bodybuilder

    Allison Carter
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    How to Become a Bodybuilder - 3 Steps Becoming a Natural Bodybuilder Despite what you might read in the magazines, drugs, pills and supplements are not essential when considering how to become a bodybuilder. In fact, these things can actually be detrimental to real bodybuilding, and do long term damage to your body and internal organs.If you're thinking about how to become a bodybuilder, specifically a natural bodybuilder, there are really 3 things that you need to be focusing on. But in addition, I would say find a role model, someone in the natural bodybuilding world that you admire, and…
 
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