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  • Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness
    Gautam
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a look…Kiwis. These tiny packs of goodness have high levels of Vitamin C. Rich in potassium, kiwis have more fiber in them when compared to apples and bananas. Because of phytonutrients present in them, they are extremely good for people who have heart disease, cancer or any respiratory disease. They have natural blood-thinning properties, which further help in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood pressure in the body. It is…
  • 2 Fat Burning Smoothies to Control Weight Gain

    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    You can use fat burning, delicious smoothies to help control your weight gain.   Who isn't looking for healthy snacks to control calories while maintaining energy during the day?And, if you want to build muscle, burn fat and get lean, its important to feed your muscles during the day and before and after your weight training workout.   The top key to keeping the weight loss off for good is to transform your body to lean.  Muscle mass is your top fat burning tool.See Top 10 Weight Loss TipsSmoothies are a perfect choice. They are easy to make and…
  • A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

    T-Nation Articles
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.
  • The Key To Weight Loss

    PaulsHealthBlog
    7 Jun 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The key to benefiting from your weight loss program is to stick with it. You have to keep doing it over a long period of time.Getting healthy and staying healthy takes time and patience.You just need to stick with it and the scale and mirror will reward you.© 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
  • What should I do first, cardio or weights?

    Workout Mommy
    workoutmommy
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:50 am
    I get this question all the time.    Read my latest post on Health Central to find out why there is no easy answer to this one.  copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. What should I do first, cardio or weights?
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Extra exercise helps depressed smokers kick the habit faster

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    People diagnosed with depression need to step out for a cigarette twice as often as smokers who are not dealing with a mood disorder. And those who have the hardest time shaking off the habit may have more mental health issues than they are actually aware of, research suggests. While nearly one in five North American adults are regular smokers, a figure that continues to steadily decline, about 40 per cent of depressed people are in need of a regular drag.
  • Parents rank their obese children as 'very healthy'

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight, a study shows. "Parents have a hard time changing their child's dietary and physical activity behaviors," said the study's lead author. "Our study tells us what factors may be associated with a parent's motivation to help their child become more healthy."
  • Stem cells aid muscle repair, strengthening after resistance exercise

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    By injecting mesenchymal stem cells into mouse leg muscles prior to several bouts of eccentric exercise (similar to the lengthening contractions performed during resistance training in humans), researchers were able to increase the rate of repair and enhance the growth and strength of those muscles in the exercising mice.
  • New research links bad diet to loss of smell

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Could stuffing yourself full of high-fat foods cause you to lose your sense of smell? A new study by neuroscientists says so, and it has researchers taking a closer look at how our diets could impact a whole range of human functions that were not traditionally considered when examining the impact of obesity.
  • Exercise, relaxation activities positively impact people with social anxiety disorders

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    New research has shed light on how exercise and relaxation activities like yoga can positively impact people with social anxiety disorders. The study found that exercise and relaxation activities literally change the way people perceive the world, altering their perception so that they view the environment in a less threatening, less negative way. For people with mood and anxiety disorders, this is an important breakthrough.
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Wednesday 140723

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Overhead squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 140608. Paul Teehan, CrossFit Games Masters competition. Live coverage of the Masters, Team and Individual competitions on games.crossfit.com Shoulder position in the overhead squat with Miranda Oldroyd - [video]
  • Tuesday 140722

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    5 rounds for time of: 225-lb. deadlifts, 10 reps 20 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball Post time to comments. Matt Griffin. Keeping the hands in during double-unders with Matt Lodin - [video]
  • Monday 140721

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Enlarge image [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: Reebok CrossFit Baza, Trident CrossFit, CrossFit Country, CrossFit King of Prussia, Iron Oak CrossFit, 810 CrossFit, CrossFit Monrovia, CrossFit FRA, Reebok CrossFit BCN, CrossFit Vienna the Dungeon, CrossFit Effects (FX), Reebok CrossFit BAZA, CrossFit Posto 9. CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Course: CrossFit Garden City. CrossFit Kids Courses: CrossFit Roots, CrossFit Ethos. James Hobart: More Than Meets the Eye - CrossFit Journal - [video] Frantasy Land with Rich Froning and James Hobart - [video]
  • Sunday 140720

    20 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Max reps shoulder press, 135 lb. Max reps L-pull-up Max reps shoulder press, 115 lb. Max reps strict pull-up Max reps shoulder press, 95 lb. Max reps chest-to-bar pull-up Max reps shoulder press, 65 lb. Max reps pull-up Rest at least 2 minutes between exercises. Post total reps completed to comments. Joe Onorato. Correcting the first pull in the clean with JP Bolwahnn - [video]
  • Saturday 140719

    19 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Back squat 5-5-5-5-5 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 131223. Christian Rodee, Haiti. Weapons-Grade: Grace with Dan Bailey - [video] Deliver Fitness, Not Diagnosis - CrossFit Journal article [pdf]
 
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    T-Nation Articles

  • 5 Insane Biceps and Triceps Workouts

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do a different one of these extremely high-volume finishers every fourth day and you won't need to do any additional biceps or triceps training.
  • A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.
  • 10 Principles For Better Programming

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The best training programs have ten principles in common. Is your lifting plan up to snuff?
  • Total-Rep Training

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    It's the perfect auto-regulatory program: Do as many sets as necessary to hit a total of 25 reps with your 5-6RM. Then drop the resistance and rep out.
  • A New Way to Deadlift

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Blast through your deadlift PR while building new mass on your upper back with Anderson deadlifts.
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    Experience Life

  • Obesity Harms Brain Functions

    Experience Life Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Beyond the physical health issues associated with obesity, it may also impair our brains, new research finds. The same study also shows that exercise may help combat obesity-related cognitive decline. In studies on mice, scientists at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga., found that mice with excess body fat displayed poor brain function and diminished memory compared with leaner rodents. According to the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the cognitive decline in obese mice resulted from pro-inflammatory cytokines — substances secreted by immune cells that serve as…
  • Take Action ChallengeWeek 3 Overview: Start and end your days well

    Experience Life Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Overcoming Barriers “I have to much to do and can’t spare this much time.” If you need to shorten the process to 15 minutes — or even five — on a given night, that’s fine. Just strive for a longer wind-down tomorrow, and schedule it into your calendar if that helps. A good night’s sleep will net you hours of increased productivity and vitality. “I simply don’t have the energy — I just want to go to bed.”  Doing a slow-paced wind-down gets your recovery process started sooner, and ensures you rest more deeply so you’ll have more energy tomorrow. To…
  • LINK LOVE: Human Bacteria, Traits of those Who Live Peaceful Lives, and More

    Experience Life Staff
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome back to LINK LOVE! Every Friday, we highlight some of the most interesting healthy-living tidbits we’ve gathered from around the Web, and this week we’ve found a ton of great ones. We cover fitness, nutrition, quality of life, and health and wellness — and some “just-for-fun” stuff, too! Come across something you think we’d love? Tweet it at us, post it to our Facebook page or email us at experiencelife@experiencelife.com with the subject “LINK LOVE.” This week we’ve pulled together some inspiring information from Huffington…
  • The Girl Whose Hobby was Weight Loss

    Sheila Viers
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Once upon a time there was a girl whose hobby was weight loss. For the most part, her thoughts were consumed by it. She thought about food, calories, and macros all the time. Her weight and her body was constantly on her mind. Her favorite pastime was looking in the mirror, meticulously scrutinizing areas of her body that could be a little bit tighter. This was a shell of a girl. She was empty inside. She was consumed by her obsession, and for why? What was driving this addiction to perfecting her body? In a world where there is so much to be thankful for, so much to see and do and have and…
  • Our Favorites: July/August 2014 Fitness Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hoop Dreams Want to loosen those hips and get a vigorous core workout? A hula hoop does it all. And don’t let the glitter fool you. Canyon weighted exercise hoops are made from a sturdy 200 psi tubing and are available in a range of adult sizes. A collapsible travel hoop is also available, since you never know when you’ll want to shake it. $30–$50 from www.canyonhoops.com. Power Pop The Eton Rugged Ruckus wireless speaker is the perfect summer companion. Compatible with any Bluetooth device, it plays hours of tunes on solar power, lithium battery, or your cell-phone charger. $100 from…
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Everyone has a hard.

    Carla
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    (to The Chairman this is a hard) Ive long known everyone has a hard. Ive long believed in and been a champion of the quote: Recently Ive been more reminded of this than ever. Recently a few women—merely in passing and in the most matter of fact of ways—have shared their hard with me. I’d had no idea how HARD these women’s hards were. It’s not so much they silently bear their burdens and more they accept their HARD as a temporary part of life and shoulder it without complaint. Without complaint. (sometimes I wanna lament my hard) These women did not counter my…
  • The tattoo stories

    Carla
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    To my chagrin I had no idea yesterday was National Tattoo Day.  I be celebrating up in herre today. And yes. Just possibly. Definitely maybe. With a tiny new piece of ink. When people ask about my tattoos (why did you get them? do they mean anything? will you regret them?) I respond: For me a tattoo is ‘right’ if it feels as though it has always been there & just ROSE TO THE SURFACE when the needle hit my skin. I’m not sure this helps much if you’re a person who doesn’t care for ink, but in my mind it makes total sense. All of my art–from Suess to…
  • Four ways slacklining parallels my life.

    Carla
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I blame this post on the fact I made a not-that-funny joke about teaching Charming to slackline. Afterward, in my inimitable way, I grew obsessed with the parallels between slacklining and my life.   I used to tell people–everyone. anyone who would listen.—what terrible balance I had. If you handed me a BOSU ball I’d mount, stand pridefully aloft for a fleeting few seconds—-and fall on my face. When I took the Wii Fit Body Test the results essentially enquired if I often spontaneously fell over. No joke. Ive learned a lot about balance in my forties. From the…
  • B.R.A.Z.E.N. goal setting (S.M.A.R.T. goal update).

    Carla
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    What already feels like a lifetime ago I journeyed to NAPA for the Zooma Race series. I came.  I swam.  I saw.  I posed. I presented. I walked. And while it all was amazing (I loved loved loved walking the 10k!!) my fave facet was the opportunity to get B.R.A.Z.E.N. in front of a group of runner-woman. I LOVED ME SOME S.M.A.R.T. GOALS. Back in the day. Back in the 1980′s when they were created. We’ve beaten them to death (myself included) in fields from fitness to career coaching. It was time for a new acronym and I had the misplaced confidence to believe I am the one to create…
  • A recovering perfectionist (guest post).

    Carla
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    As a Type A, competitive, driven person, the phrase that has become a theme in my life the last few years is “progress, not perfection.” Is anyone else a recovering perfectionist? It’s so easy to set a high bar for myself and then become discouraged or frustrated when those goals are not met, without recognizing and celebrating the progress along the way. The negativity is dangerous.Our minds soak up those critical messages as truth- they don’t know the difference between I feel like a failure and I am a failure. If it’s not something we would say to a friend, we shouldn’t say it…
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • Did You See the One About Low-Carb Diets Being No Better than Others?

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    There is a study that has been making the rounds the past few days. It touts itself as a meta-analysis designed to answer the question of whether or not low-carb diets are better for weight loss, and also whether low-carb diets are safe. I'll cut to the chase. The study concludes low-carb diets are no better for weight loss and yes they're safe.....but, the authors bizarrely used a carb cutoff of 45% to define "low". A diet with 45% of calories coming from carbs is not a low-carb diet and certainly isn't usefully comparable to one containing 20% carbs (and yet the authors did). So sadly this…
  • Pregnant? Dead Simple Healthful Eating Life Hack for When Baby's Born.

    21 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    And it's dead simple. Buy a freezer (used chest freezers on local buy and sell websites are often under $100), freezer storage containers, and freezer bags.Well, there's a tiny bit more.3 months before the baby's due date start cooking and freezing your family's favourite meals. Aim for 3 full months of home frozen dinners and lean on them heavily during those exhausting first weeks and months. And if you also cook on those rare days where you've got some time, you can stretch your pre-emptive home cooking even longer.Way better than take out and dry cereal.
  • Saturday Stories: Language and War, Dr. Oz, Health Literacy, and Physical Inactivity.

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    "And so it happens. Without one’s being aware of it, it happens. A gradual habituation to the language of loathing." - Written in 2009 during the last war in Gaza. It may as well have been written today. The wonderful Julia Belluz introduces the world to the medical student who's trying to take down Dr. Oz. "Would you take fitness tips from a mouse?", the Globe & Mail's Adriana Barton covers health literacy for health news readers. The Incidental Economist's Dr. Aaron Carroll saw those news reports last week that covered obesity as if it were purely caused by physical inactivity and he…
  • The Blues are the Same in any Language

    18 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Don't believe me?Watch today's Funny Friday video.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesHow Can I Not Jump on the Hedgehog Birthday Cake Bandwagon?An Honest McDonald's CommercialGame of Thrones Meets The Brady Bunch 
  • Guest Post: Newsflash! Fruits are NOT Vegetables.

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's guest post comes from our office's own RD Rob Lazzinnaro and why he thinks it important to differentiate between fruit and vegetable.The title of this post may seem like an obvious observation, yet a surprisingly important one. I’m not talking plant taxonomy, no, I want to explain why fruits and vegetables are essential to differentiate nutritionally. How many times have we heard the saying “eat your fruits and vegetables!” They have become synonymous with one another, and often translated to mean they are one and the same. The idea is so entrenched that fruits, like vegetables,…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • Workout Playlist For July 2014

    Amelia Phillips
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Would it be a silly question if I asked how many of you run to music? I assume, yes! While staying updated on what’s happening on the chartbusters and the music scene in your city  is recommended, but I wouldn’t expect all you busy bees to update your iPod on a weekly basis. This is when websites and apps like Run Hundred and Spotify come in; places where you can create your own playlists, or go by what they think you should run to on a given day. Here’s my top 10 for this month, inspired by a list on Shape magazine.  Magic – Rude – 72 BPM Nico & Vinz…
  • Get Washboard Abs At Any Age

    Amelia Phillips
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Whether it’s Jennifer Aniston or Lopez, washboard abs all heavily on display on all social media platform right now – and with Australia experiencing winter right now, it doesn’t help us in the motivation side of things as well. But what if I were to tell you that you can get washboard abs at any age, after how many ever pregnancies, and without any fad (i.e. terrible!) diets? Washboard abs aren’t just saved for those men and women who get paid to get them, and neither are they reserved for those who are naturally thin – you can get strong abs at any age. Watch…
  • One Trick To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    Amelia Phillips
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sleep deprivation has almost become part of our lives now; with almost six in 10 Australians not getting enough hours of sleep on a nightly basis. Adults are required to get a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep a night, but in reality are only getting on average five to six hours, as per National Sleep Foundation in the UK. And the real cause for this is nothing but what you’re reading this article on… your phones, laptops and iPads. The blue light from these devices curb the production of sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin, says psychologist Richard Wiseman. This lack of…
  • Back Pain: Foods That Cause Inflammation

    Amelia Phillips
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Lovers of pasta, I have bad news, not just for your waistlines but also your backs. What you put in your body doesn’t just have its effects on the waistline or the the heart, but also in the way your muscles work and contract. Chronic back pain can be a result a bad posture, yes, but doctors say 1 out of 4 times, it’s result of a bad diet and insufficient nutrients. There is a very distinct link between what we eat and the back pain we experience. Although there is evidence that food can increase inflammation, be careful about dismissing your back pain as purely dietary as it…
  • Workout shoes: Tips on how to get the perfect fit

    Amelia Phillips
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Get it wrong and you could be in a whole world of hurt, or even worse – injured. Get it right and it’s like wearing your slippers everywhere. Walk into any athletics shoe store and you soon realise that navigating through the different brands and types of shoes is something worthy of its own ‘degree’. My resident personal trainer, Amanda Clout spoke to some experts in the field and asked them how to ‘choose the right shoe’. Here are some great tips and things to consider before you set out: Always on the look out for a new pair of shoes (because 13 is not enough). She spoke to…
 
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    Workout Mommy

  • Racing on the beach and monkey bars with my kids

    workoutmommy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Last month, I went to the beach with my kids and some good friends.   The weather was awesome and we parked our chairs along the sand, ready to watch the kids play.   Instead of sitting down, I smiled at my friend Jamie and said , “hey! Let’s do a workout!” Since she is such a great friend, she agreed. We did a lot of lunges, squats, and even some burpees.  (which resulted in a wardrobe malfunction on my part. Oh well….) And then, we decided to do sprints.   After doing our first set,  the kids ditched their boogie boards and joined us. It was a fun moment that…
  • Finding time for fitness as a busy mom of 3 boys!

    workoutmommy
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    It is time for another installment of “One Fit Mommy”! As I surf around the blogosphere, I come across fit moms (and dads too!) who inspire me to fitness. From there, I hunt them down and force them to tell me their secrets, which I then share with you! Today’s fit mommy is a fellow boy mom!   Robina Abramson is 36 years old and has three boys ages 9,7,5.    Robina is a  fitness and lifestyle expert in Toronto Ontario Canada and a personal trainer and entrepreneur owning Wholistic Body-Building & Wellness .  Please read on for more about Robina and how she is definitely…
  • How dare you make me feel guilty for setting a good example!

    workoutmommy
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Some people in my life tell me I am selfish for taking time for workouts most days of the week. This picture right here is proof that is not the case.   Yes, I brought my kettlebells on vacation. Yes, I chose to do some snatches while my kids were (happily) playing around me. and yes,  my 2 year old decided to sit down, watch, and then IMITATE my movement with his tiny arm and seashell. This made my heart so happy. My kids are growing up with the understanding that exercise is important for our bodies and minds.  If you think that makes me selfish, you should probably sit down and take a…
  • What should I do first, cardio or weights?

    workoutmommy
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:50 am
    I get this question all the time.    Read my latest post on Health Central to find out why there is no easy answer to this one.  copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. What should I do first, cardio or weights?
  • The Effect of Exercise on Diabetes

    workoutmommy
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:41 am
    Today’s post is courtesy of Amanda.     Fitness is an important part of everyday life. It helps keep our bodies stronger and younger. But did you know that exercise also has positive effects on people affected by diabetes? More than 25 million adults over the age of 20 are affected by diabetes, and in some cases a healthy diet and exercise has actually pulled them out of diabetes. How Exercise Affects Diabetes A proper exercise routine done daily can reduce the effects of diabetes in adults. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics who work out regularly allow…
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Great Challenges: A Candid Conversation About Childhood Obesity

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm
  • Go You Chicken Fat, GO!

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have two sides to my feelings on this ad: I am oddly intrigued by the fact that I do not utilize my own iPhone this way. I just throw my music on at the gym and GO and it is not as nice and edited as the Apple advert makes it seem. The other half of me wants to scream and yell at whomever THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA -- honestly by tugging-at-the-childhood-fears of the fat kid who heard this little song you added to the edit as a kid in elementary school?  I am too young to have known about it, but I am that fat kid who failed the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. The "kids" that would…
  • BBGC Tees, Tanks, Hoodies.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    Check out BBGC Shirts - Get A Bad Girl On You! Available for the next 1 day via @Teespring: http://t.co/XX3MP1ogpB — Beth Sheldon-Badore (@MMBBGC) July 1, 2014
  • Why haven't you lost weight?

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Worth your time. Again. This guy is GREAT. "Why you haven't lost weight. Let Food be Thy Medicine" - A lecture by Dr. Matthew Weiner
  • Your Friends Are Liars: Truth Behind Facebook UPDATES.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    28 Jun 2014 | 6:17 am
    EXACTLY. Via Fast Company - "A new short film called What's On Your Mind? illuminates some of the problems with being hyper-aware of what your friends are up to. Taking its name from the question at the heart of the status update field on Facebook, the film begins with a man comparing the forever-unfurling highlight reel on his computer screen to the comparatively drab confines of a night in with his girlfriend. Everything he sees devalues his reality, eventually driving him to just make some shit up in order to seem less lame--to himself, as well as to anyone who might be paying attention.
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • 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…
  • The Big Fat Surprise

    mreades
    13 May 2014 | 1:26 am
      This review of The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz is the most difficult and demanding I have ever written. It is demanding for a couple of reasons. First, it is psychologically demanding on me because I want to write a review so good it inspires everyone to buy the book immediately and read it. Why? Because I think it is one of the most important books on nutrition ever written. Maybe the most important. And I feel a responsibility to inspire as many people as I can to get their hands on it. Second, this book is so brimming with valuable information that I was almost paralyzed in…
  • Beware the confirmation bias

    mreades
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
      Recently, while alone and unsupervised, I allowed myself to be goaded into an ill-advised Twitter debate. With someone who calls himself Ducks Dodger, no less. (For those of you who didn’t see it, you can go to my Twitter account, scroll back to April 8-9 and check out this tar baby I got caught up in.) I soon realized the entire affair was an exercise in futility, so extracted myself from it. It was an exercise in futility because it was a blatant case of the confirmation bias writ large. But my aggravation hasn’t gone to waste because I’ve been waiting for an excuse to write a…
  • My Reading Strategy: Kindle versus Physical Books

    mreades
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:45 pm
    I read a lot. I read books on all sorts of subjects: nutrition, science, physics, history, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, paleoarcheology, biography, business and others. I read mystery novels for fun. And I throw in a contemporary (non mystery) novel here and there as the mood strikes me. Although I’m a political junkie, I don’t read many books on politics. I feed that addiction through a number of daily news feeds. A survey just came out showing the average British home contains 138 books. I probably have 138 books just on my nightstand (shown below). I have never counted the…
 
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • 10 Top Foods that Detox Your Body

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take. One plan in particular is to eat detoxifying foods. Here is a list of detox foods that are a great addition to everybody’s diet.1. FruitsFruits are high in liquid-content which helps the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber, and important vitamins.2. Green Foods   Fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheat grass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula,…
  • 2 Fat Burning Smoothies to Control Weight Gain

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    You can use fat burning, delicious smoothies to help control your weight gain.   Who isn't looking for healthy snacks to control calories while maintaining energy during the day?And, if you want to build muscle, burn fat and get lean, its important to feed your muscles during the day and before and after your weight training workout.   The top key to keeping the weight loss off for good is to transform your body to lean.  Muscle mass is your top fat burning tool.See Top 10 Weight Loss TipsSmoothies are a perfect choice. They are easy to make and…
  • Sculpt Ab Obliques and Deep Core with Side Plank

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    Tone your ab oblique muscles and strengthen your deep core muscles with the side plank. You will also burn your belly fat!External Oblique - these muscles are on the side and front of the abdomen and wrap around your waist.Internal Oblique - these muscles lie under the external oblique and run in the opposite direction.--Lie sideways on your left side.--Raise your body, resting on your forearm and side of foot. Keep your right leg on top of the left leg. Keep your body stiff and brace your torso (as if taking a punch). Keep your head in line with your torso (don't let…
  • 5 Tips for Summer Beach Body Workout

    12 Jul 2014 | 3:13 am
    Before you start hanging out at the beach this summer, get in shape and stay in shape. Here's a good fat-burning workout for you. All it takes is an intense, 20-30 minute workout.Your workout:1. Deep knee bend squats, 10 repetitions2. Walk 30 seconds3. Decline pushup on ball (pictured above), 10 repetitions4. Walk 30 seconds5. Medicine ball squat jumps, 10 repetitions, fast6. Walk 1 minute7. Pullups, 6-8 repetitions or inverted rows, 10 repetitions8. Walk 30 seconds9. Clock (3-D) lunges, 5 each leg10. Walk 1 minute11. Pushup plank, 10 repetitions, 5 second hold12. Walk 30…
  • 11 Behavioral Changes to Reach Fitness Goals

    9 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Whether it’s taking on the challenge of eating healthier, stopping smoking, or beginning an exercise program, relying on willpower alone will lead to nothing but failure. Setting out on a fitness journey requires strategies for achieving a change in behavior. As American Council on Exercise (ACE) master trainer Nancy L. Naternicola points out in her forthcoming book, Fitness: Steps to Success (Human Kinetics, December 2014), you need to be able to answer questions such as how you will exercise regularly instead of sporadically or how you will choose healthy options at a holiday event.Not to…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • More On Resistant Starch

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    "Resistant starch is a unique kind of starch that humans by and large cannot digest. It’s not a fermentable fiber, but it acts like it. Upon its consumption, resistant starch travels mostly unperturbed through the digestive tract into the colon where the colonic bacteria – who can digest the stuff – feast on it, get frisky, and reproduce. Multiple studies indicate that resistant starch consumption generally leads to an increase in beneficial colonic bacteria and a reduction in pathogenic colonic bacteria, including a boost to bifidobacteria and a decrease in firmicutes." - Mark Sisson,…
  • TIME Magazine: Eat Butter. Scientist Were Wrong.

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:46 am
    Eat Butter Scientists Labeled Fat The EnemyWhy They Were WrongSee why TIME magazine says, “the argument against fat was totally and completely flawed” and how the shift continues towards consuming healthy fats for good health.From the magazine:"For decades, it has been the most vilified nutrient in the American diet. But new science reveals fat isn’t what’s hurting our health." To read the full article, Click Here.P.S. Here is a clip from the Today Show about the new article in TIME. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other…
  • The Key To Weight Loss

    7 Jun 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The key to benefiting from your weight loss program is to stick with it. You have to keep doing it over a long period of time.Getting healthy and staying healthy takes time and patience.You just need to stick with it and the scale and mirror will reward you.© 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
  • Healthy Fats For A Healthy Weight and More

    7 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Obesity is a major health issue in many countries, especially in the United states. One way to deal with this issue is to consume more healthy fats. In this video, several nutritional experts recommend eating grass-fed beef, cheese, whole milk and lard.It may take some more time, but people are beginning to embrace saturated fat-based foods as being good for them. © 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
  • Woman Battles Brain Cancer With Ketogenic Diet

    5 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    Alix Hayden is the director of operations at a biochemistry research firm, Phenomenome Discoveries in Saskatoon, Canada. In August 2012, she was diagnosed with brain cancer."Alix Hayden has brain cancer, but instead of undergoing surgery and grueling chemotherapy, she's fighting it with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet and has been doing great so far."Cancer cells can only run on sugar (glucose). Other cells can run on glucose or ketone bodies. Without glucose, the cancer cells starve and die.To read the full article, Click Here.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit…
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    Mamavation

  • A New Resistance Facebook Party Sponsored by Earth Mama Angel Baby

    Mamavation
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    When I think about being part of A New Resistance it’s reminiscent to me of being part of the Rebel Alliance with Star Wars and I’m Princess Leia. I look great in buns, but my hair is red. But the difference is Star Wars was only a movie and A New Resistance is very real. And the second differences is this is less about getting yourself shot by the Galactic Empire, but more about them killing us slowly over time. Glyphosate has recently been detected in breastmilk all over the US suggesting it is bio-accumulative and that is VERY VERY BAD because it’s a poison. And just as…
  • Pregnancy Life with Gestational Diabetes

    Chris Lam
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    I’ve had a fantastic pregnancy. I have loved every moment of this (my) first pregnancy, and I wish everyone had the same experience as me. Everything was awesome until Week 30 when I was tested for gestational diabetes. My world of eating whatever I wanted (within reason) died the day I received the call with results. What Is Gestational Diabetes? If you’re not familiar, gestational diabetes occurs when your pancreas works hard to create insulin but the placenta produces pregnancy hormones that block it from countering your blood sugar and it also can’t pass through the placenta to…
  • Remove the Toxins with Toxin Toxout

    Lydia
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Did you know that there are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commercial products? That means that every day, we are bombarded by toxic chemicals and ingredients that could be (or rather are most likely) wreaking havoc on our bodies. This week on Mamavation TV, we’ll be talking about practical strategies to remove the toxins from our bodies and our world as we chat with the authors of the new book Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World. What’s Mamavation TV? Mamavation TV is a weekly show that is hosted by Leah Segedie that is broadcast live on…
  • The Dangers of Glyphosate: How Roundup is Poisoning Your Family Everyday

    Gina Badalaty
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    There’s a danger that has been spreading across this country, a toxic chemical that is so harmful to your food, your lawn and your family that it may be banned in Europe soon. What’s the name of this poison and how is it spreading? It’s called glyphosate – although you might know it as the active ingredient in Roundup, Monsanto’s popular weed killer. This chemical is also found in other herbicides and is at the crux of today’s GMO debate. Glyphosate: It’s Everywhere While glyphosate first hit the market as a weed killer, it has been genetically engineered into Roundup Ready…
  • Congress thinks Americans are stupid . . .

    MrBookieboo
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    So apparently the members of the subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture decided to have a session discussing the labeling of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). Michael McAuliff over at The Huffington Post wrote a very nice summary of the meeting available here. Essentially, the subcommittee in their infinite wisdom backed by four “experts” concluded that the American people are simply too ignorant to know what is in our food. Those “experts” include: a dairy farmer that feeds her cows GMO feed, a director under the Bill and…
 
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    Trying Fitness

  • Is the NutriBullet Worth It? You Betcha!

    Eartha Haines
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    If you're wondering if the NutriBullet really works, then I have to tell you this little blender is flippin' awesome. My mom purchased the Nutribullet for us as a birthday present and we have been using it every morning for almost 4 weeks. Each morning, my honey blends up some type of fruit/vegetable shake (with added flax seed oil in mine) for us. I used to eat oatmeal every morning or sometimes eggs, turkey bacon, and toast. We've both have been feeling the difference of drinking these shakes for breakfast. I for one have felt lighter, more energized, and after drinking them for awhile, I…
  • Be the Best YOU – Avoiding the Trap of Glamour Fitness

    Eartha Haines
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Read more irresponsible "fitspiration" photos at ReemBody. There is nothing wrong at all with having a goal of attaining six-pack abs, a bodybuilder physique, or the physique of a fitness model. What is a problem is when you aspire to such goals in order to make yourself happy. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking having a fitness model body will finally make you a happy person. Here is some news: nothing external can bring you long lasting happiness. Not a beautiful body, not a bank account full of money, and not even having the love of your life. True and genuine happiness comes…
  • The Trying Fitness Resurrection – This Blog is Still Alive and Kicking

    Eartha Haines
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    It has been almost a year since my last blog post here. In all honesty, I was burned out on writing about anything health and fitness related. I started this blog back in 2006 (if you'd like to know more about me, read here). Not only has this blog aged but so have I. I don't view fitness in the same way I did back in my early 30's. Now that I'm approaching 40, I've come to realize that fitness doesn't have to be about achieving 6-pack abs or working hard to attain a fitness model physique. Now, all I want is to maintain a healthy weight, be able to enjoy my favorite activities, and do my…
  • Bodybuilder Secrets To Get You Lean By Natural Bodybuilder Tom Venuto

    Eartha Haines
    2 Oct 2013 | 11:53 pm
    I received an advanced hard copy of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle: Secrets of the Leanest People in the World by author and fitness professional, Tom Venuto. The book's release date is sometime in December 2013. I am familiar with both the author and the book. The book has been sold as an ebook for many years now on Tom's web site Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle. Tom is one of the pioneers of selling fitness books as downloadable ebooks online. Tons of people have purchased it over the years and many have become part of the Burn the Fat online community. I had never really taken the time to read…
  • Lose the Sweet Tooth – 5 Ways for Getting Rid of Your Sugar Eating Addiction

    Guest Blogger
    14 Jul 2013 | 9:11 am
    © Photographer: Daniel Gilbey | Agency: Dreamstime.com We’ve become a nation addicted to sugars. Sugars, plural, include high-fructose corn syrup, table sugar (sucrose), glucose and fructose and the synonyms for all these: grape sugar, cane sugar and the rest. All provide four empty calories per gram, leading, as most believe, to the current obesity epidemic. What makes getting rid of sugar consumption so difficult is that most people don’t have the slightest idea on the amounts of sugar they consume day-to-day. Fortunately, here are a few things you need to do to lose the sweet and…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Safelet, A Safety Bracelet.

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Safelet is a safety bracelet that allows you to send out an emergency alert to your friends, family and the police with just one click.Safelet works with the Safelet app on iOS and Android. The Safelet app is used to establish a Bluetooth low energy connection between Safelet and your smartphone.Once Safelet and your phone are connected, you can use the app to invite your friends and family to become your guardians.If you want to be protected by an even bigger network, simply select the the option that enables your alarm to be sent to other people in the Safelet Community that are, at the…
  • Specialized, MOUNTAIN BIB LINER WITH SWAT!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    I am not into the bids, but this sort of makes sense. I like the idea of having someplace to store my gear without the swinging motion of a backpack.Great review from Vital MTBSpecializedVaporRize™ moisture transfer mesh fabricsFive SWAT integrated pockets, patent-pending constructionFold-over leg cuffBody Geometry Mountain Chamois10" inseam-size medium
  • Best Yet, Hexo+ Drone That Follows You! GAME CHANGER

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Deciding how you want your aerial camera to frame your shot is ridiculously intuitive. A 3D model of your camera’s point of view lets you pinch to set the distance between your subject and your drone, slide laterally for panning and vertically for height. You can film yourself from the front, side, back and everywhere in between. All you need is your smartphone plus three intuitive gestures and you’re set.GAME CHANGER
  • Patch n Ride!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    If this works, it will be in everyone's bag. What is not to love about this device, even if you have tubular.The video shows something amazing and yes, I would think you would want to change your tube somewhere down the line, just not while you are on the road, woods, park, city, does it even matter.PatchnRide
  • Rhino Laces

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    There are many types of shoe laces you could use, paracord 550 is strong and hard to beat. Rhino laces are just as tough if not tougher.RHINO LACES CANNOT BE burned, cut, sawed, chopped, destroyed, OR broken, OR WE WILL REPLACE THEM FOR FREE.You really can't beat em'. Rhino Laces
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Ugh...DNS for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Well, it appears I am a Do Not Start (DNS) for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m this Saturday. Even worse, it is all self-inflicted. AAAAGGGHH! (as Charlie Brown would say)It's a good lesson that even those of us who consider ourselves great time jugglers can blow it. A little over-scheduling leads to a calendar with no flexibility, and the the next thing you know, you're way off your training plan, sick a few days before the race, and exhausted before the race even begins. It's dreadful how easily it can creep up on you:I start the year, and my calendar is totally blank. I'm committing to TRT100!
  • Trails In Motion Film Festival Coming to Sunnyvale, CA on Aug 7th & 14th

    Scott Dunlap
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:43 am
    The Trails In Motion Film Festival is returning to California! On August 7th and 14th at 6pm, Robert Rhoades and the BayTrailrunners will host this fine collection of trail running-related films on the big screen at Sports Basement in Sunnyvale, CA. Tickets are selling quickly - you can get yours at UltraSignup. I attended the Trails In Motion Film Festival in Ithaca, NY, a few weeks ago and it is truly a blast! Each of the 11 short films/documentaries present an intimate glimpse into our beloved sport from all over the globe, whether it’s Spanish trail running champion Emelie Lecomte…
  • Do's and Do Not's of Running Your First Marathon - The Latest Gold from The Oatmeal

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:54 pm
    If you aren't already familiar with The Oatmeal (of BLERCH fame), you should check out Matthew Inman's comic genius for runners. His latest, the Do's and Don'ts of Running Your First Marathon, has some classic insights. Here are a few of my favorites:(Read that commentary on the photo order site...so true!)Be sure to head to The Oatmeal to see all of it, and check out his upcoming book, The Terrible and Wonderful Reasons Why I Run, now available for pre-order.Fun!
 
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog

  • The Truth about Gluten: It May Not be Such a Problem after All

    CalorieLab
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Whatsername?/Flickr Gluten is nowhere near the bogeyman that many think it is We seem to be, as a nation, currently in the grip of a kind of “gluten-free” mania. We have become so spooked by the idea of gluten in our diets, let alone our bodies, that you’d think the stuff was radioactive. It has gotten to the point that “Gluten free!” is now what “No trans fats!” used to be: a virtual requirement in savvy food product labeling. There are dozens of food items that have never had a molecule of gluten in them that now proclaim themselves…
  • Dr. J on Medical Condition Terminology: Critical, Serious, Fair, Good, and Guarded

    CalorieLab
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Navy Medicine/Flickr INT. FOYER OF THE CHEZ J MANSION – LATE EVENING It was a hard day’s evening. I had been in the operating room from early morning and had just gotten home. The phone rang. “Dr J, I am a reporter from the Sun and you are the surgeon of record for the County Commissioner’s son. What is the patient’s condition?” I thought for a few moments. “Ah … guarded,” was my fatigued reply. “Guarded? What does that mean?” My mind said, “I’m not really sure, but I’ve heard that on the TV soap…
  • Researchers: Subtract 10 years of aging by avoiding smoking and other negative lifestyle behaviors

    CalorieLab
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Preventative Medicine In a recent CalorieLab column, I wrote about the six healthy lifestyle behaviors that needed our compliance. Now a new study out of Switzerland confirms that not only will these actions add years to our lives, but it has produced a chart that predicts at what age we’ll die based on our lifestyle behaviors. Although the idea the a healthy lifestyle will delay aging, this new study is one of the first to demonstrate, as lead author Eva Martin-Diener puts it, that “[a] healthy lifestyle can help you stay ten years younger.” Smoking, junk food,…
  • Chinese researchers find lead connection to childhood behavior problems

    CalorieLab
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ed Yourdon/Flickr During my pediatric rotation in medical school I learned about the dangers, especially to children, from lead poisoning. There are still many sources of lead in our environment, including older paint, exhaust fumes burning of coal and other fuels, batteries, solder, pipes, pottery, roofing materials, and cosmetics. As I was exposed to many of these while living in an old home on a narrow big city street I decided to ask one of my teachers about it in class one day: “Doctor, how long will it take for all the lead that I have absorbed from living here…
  • Coffee: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain

    CalorieLab
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Laura Gilmore/Flickr It’s good for what ails you, unless it’s causing what ails you There used to be a folk/jazz club in San Francisco’s North Beach enclave called Coffee And Confusion. It’s been defunct since the late 1970s, but the name pops into my head almost every time I read a news item regarding the question of whether coffee consumption is beneficial to the drinker’s health, or in fact just the opposite. And there have been plenty of such news items popping up over the past couple of years. They clearly indicate that coffee has…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Going Rate for the Tooth Fairy

    Mel
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:54 am
    The Tooth Fairy allowed the ChickieNob to keep the tooth she lost at the White House.  You know, because it’s special.  Normally the Tooth Fairy snatches those suckers up: if you want the cash, you need to relinquish the tooth.  But the Tooth Fairy understood that this one had sentimental value. The ChickieNob has no […]
  • What My Child Lost at the White House

    Mel
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    So, the kids went to cover the Kids’ State Dinner again at the White House on Friday.  (Click on that link to read their article!)  It’s obviously a mind-blowing, wonderful event that makes you want to go home and eat a salad. And then there was this. We were sitting in the press pen, waiting […]
  • 503rd Friday Blog Roundup (and the 8th Anniversary!)

    Mel
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    So this is it. The 8th anniversary of the Roundup. 8 years, 403 posts, about 1600 posts highlighted. ******* Yes, this is your weekly reminder to back up your blog, social media accounts, and email BUT, it is also an opportunity to point you towards a post that Keiko sent me. It’s a checklist every […]
  • The She Said/She Said of the Mockingbird Next Door

    Mel
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:20 am
    Until the brouhaha bubbled up to the surface, I wanted to read the new book by Marja Mills called The Mockingbird Next Door about living next to Harper Lee.  The journalist rented the house next door to Lee and formed a friendship with the author and her sister, Alice.  She claims that she had their […]
  • The Secret Trip

    Mel
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    The twins are in a computer programming club — think Girl Scouts but for engineering and coding — that I attend as well.  The ChickieNob was sharing a computer with a girl recently, and they were waiting for a dad to come by and help them with their wifi connection.  The girl tilted the top […]
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Is It Primal? – Nut Milks, Maca Root, Stinky Tofu, and Other Foods Scrutinized

    Mark Sisson
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these, hasn’t it? I had thought I’d exhausted the pool of foods and supplements for the “Is It Primal?” series, and that I’d be scraping the bottom of the barrel. Well, I was wrong. The questions about specific items have been pouring in unabated, and today it’s time to cover the next round of questionable foods. First up are nut milks, a perennial favorite of the dairy-free paleo world. Then I cover the widely used root with purported aphrodisiac qualities, maca, followed by stinky, smelly, grimy,…
  • Dear Mark: Growing Appetite, Boxing as Cardio, and Ammonia Sweat

    Mark Sisson
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:39 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m covering three questions from readers. First, how does a Primal family handle the growing appetite of a growing prepubescent without resorting to cheap fillers? It may involve reassessing our definition of “filler,” for one. Second, does boxing – an intense, demanding sport by any measure – qualify as chronic cardio? It’s intense, to be sure, but what if you really, really enjoy and thrive doing it? And finally, should you worry if your sweat smells like ammonia? Some say it’s a sure sign of impending doom,…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 305

    Mark Sisson
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Episode #28 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live, and it’s an essay by yours truly. If you’ve ever wanted to hear a scathing critique of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night from a postcolonial essentialist-tinged third wave feminist perspective, now’s your chance. Actually, it’s an essay laying out the case against cardio. If you have any questions for future podcasts, please let me know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar! A new Primal Blueprint Publishing eBook is available for Amazon Kindle: Picture Real Food.
  • Pancetta with Halibut and Asparagus

    Worker Bee
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    If something akin to “meat butter” sounds good to you, then head to your favorite local (or online) butcher shop and ask for pancetta, guanciale or lardo. All three are fatty cuts of pork – with an emphasis on fatty – that are dry cured with salt, herbs and spices. Guanciale comes from the jowl, lardo comes from the back and pancetta comes from the belly. The long curing time (usually a couple months or so) means these seriously tasty slabs of mostly fat marbled with a little meat can be eaten raw. This is usually done by draping very thin slices of pancetta, guanciale or…
  • Long Distance Triathlete Finds Success with Primal

    Guest
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 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! As a youngster growing up in Sydney, Australia, I had asthma that really limited what I could do. My mind wanted to do active sporty things, but physically I couldn’t follow through and as a result, was pretty unfit (and overweight). My mum…
 
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    Fingertips

  • Fitness an Indicator of Cardiovascular Risk

    linda
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Fitness can be used to indicate cardiovascular risk in the long term, according to new research. The Cooper Center Longitudinal study used treadmill testing along with cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose level, personal history and smoking habits during a physical exam to determine an individuals risk for cardiovascular disease in 30 years. As expected, traditional risk factors including age, systolic blood pressure, body-mass index (BMI), diabetes, total cholesterol, and smoking were associated with increased risk of CVD death. But when data took into account the level of fitness, the…
  • A Thorough Chart Review

    linda
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:24 pm
    A thorough chart review is a must before seeing patients. A 95-year-old woman with a diagnosis of Transient Ischemic Attack was recently admitted to our acute in-patient rehabilitation ward. She was on my list for an initial evaluation. I collected a quick history, reviewed her lab values, and checked her imaging studies, such as radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, MRI. Her imaging study revealed that, indeed, she had a recent CVA (cerebral vascular accident or stroke) in the right parietal lobe of her brain. Other information was included in the imaging report, so I scanned it quickly and came up…
  • Schroth Method For Scoliosis

    linda
    13 May 2014 | 7:08 am
    I was intrigued when I saw this article concerning scoliosis and treatment that would correct spinal curvature, even in some patients whose scoliosis has matured and stabilized. Not only did I have several adult massage clients with scoliosis, but I have a (very) small scoliotic curve in my thoracic spine. Each client required a different massage protocol to address their unique curvature pattern. In a quest to help them, I researched websites, one of which even recommended nutritional support for scoliosis. I believe I have an old blog post outlining my efforts. In PT school, most of the…
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Helps 4 Paralyzed Men Move

    linda
    1 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    On vacation a couple of weeks ago, a free copy of USA Today had a headline that jumped out at me (proving that just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you really stop working): Spinal Cord Stimulator Helps 4 Paralyzed Men Move Again. Most spinal cord injuries (SCIs) these days are partial, thanks to advances in early intervention following trauma that reduces swelling around tender nerves. This allows some electrical signals to travel up and down the nerves of the spine. But many older injuries resulted in total paralysis of the lower limbs which prevents any movement much less walking.
  • 3-D "Osteoid" Cast

    linda
    30 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    The future of broken bones is looking cooler, and, well, less itchy and smelly! Industrial designer Deniz Karasahin has developed a 3-D printed cast, which has holes that allow for ventilation and includes a low-intensity ultrasound generator to help bones heal more quickly. Still in the development stages, Michael Hausman MD at Mount Sinai Hospital, thinks the cast has promise. Pulsed ultrasound, research shows, is found to reduce healing time by 38% and is especially useful to aid healing of non-union fractures by 80%. How cool is that?
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    Zen to Fitness

  • What duh Heck is DAT? Mystery Foods Identified: Jicama

    Jamie Beeson
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    My 3 year old started saying “What duh heck?” at age 2. I know. Not funny and some would say that’s offensive. But, I have to admit, I giggled the first several times he said it. Coming out of a little boy’s mouth with a 2 year old lisp, it sounds pretty funny. Anyway, he doesn’t say it as often any more, but I’m hearing it more from my older kids these days. It mostly comes out of their mouths when staring at their dinner plates. [Read more]
  • I’m Causing a Break-up at My House

    Jamie Beeson
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    That’s it. It’s over. That relationship is no longer working for me and it’s only making my life miserable. It’s time for some time apart, some mutual distance and separation. It’s actually not my relationship, it’s my son’s relationship. It’s not with a girl, it’s with his I-POD. [Read more]
  • Why Your Desk Job is Affecting Your Health

    Jamie Beeson
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    This does not qualify as a note from your doctor excusing you from work. It's also not intended to be used as your reasoning in your letter of resignation. After reading this, you can just consider yourself "aware." Hopefully, awareness will cause you to be proactive. [Read more]
  • What duh Heck is DAT? Mystery Foods Identified: Quinoa

    Jamie Beeson
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    While this food is becoming more and more standard in the American diet, I still find that I run into people who at the very least, don't know how to pronounce it. Quinoa. If you say it right, it makes you feel like you're speaking French or something. Pronounced "KEEN-wa", this little seed is often mistaken for a grain. It'd actually be considered a pseudo-grain or pseudo-cereal. This just means that is has a similar look and nutrient profile as other cereals and grains, but is actually related to the beets, chard and spinach family. The leaves of the quinoa plant can be eaten as well. [Read…
  • Summer Garden Recipe Goodness

    Jamie Beeson
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:09 am
    Summer is my favorite time of year for produce selections. I'm not a green thumb, but I'm determined to become one someday when I grow up (or maybe when I'm not growing a 'kid' garden)! There's nothing like fresh fruits and veggies from your own garden. I've only gotten to experience this thanks to neighbors and friends who DO have a green thumb and put in all of the time and effort it takes to tend to a garden. Thank goodness for overproducing plants! They have to share with me! [Read more]
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Diabetes Symptoms in Women

    fitness guy
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Diabetes affects both men and women, and diabetes symptoms in women are often the same as those in men. In the United States, more than 10% of women 20 years old and over have diabetes. This chronic condition affects the body’s ability to absorb and utilize glucose or blood sugar. If left untreated, diabetes can [...] The post Diabetes Symptoms in Women appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Life Mapping: A Vision of Success

    fitness guy
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Do you ever feel like you are not moving forward? That there are great things that you want to do but are missing out on? Well usually this is due to the fact that you are not working towards your goals and are instead just grasping at things and opportunities as they come by. This [...] The post Life Mapping: A Vision of Success appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Fantastic Zucchini Bread

    fitness guy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Yesterday my wife made a zucchini bread that was fantastic. We usually have banana bread but my wife found a great recipe for zucchini bread on Pinterest and she keeps a couple different recipe boards. One board is for Recipes she would like to make and the other one is for Recipes she has made and likes. [...] The post Fantastic Zucchini Bread appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Simple and Powerful Techniques to Achieve Weight Loss

    fitness guy
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    There are many factors that determine the success or failure of your loss goals. In this article I will tell you about some of the things you should do in order to lose successfully. Powerful Techniques to Help Lose Weight 1. Set small goals: Most people are unable to achieve their loss goals because they [...] The post Simple and Powerful Techniques to Achieve Weight Loss appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Working out at work

    fitness guy
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:47 am
    Recently my workplace brought in a workplace gym in the new building. I love the idea of workoing out at work but there are a few things to think about when you are about to start training at work. Working Out in a Workplace Gym Gym Hours – What time are you going to workout? [...] The post Working out at work appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
 
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • BHL Challenge Week 4: Choose Any Focus

    Angie
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Final Week This has been a fun challenge!  I want to send a big thanks out to Glenneth from Let’s Talk and Walk for co-hosting with me this year. I sure hope she’ll join us in 2015! AND a quick shout out to our prize sponsors: Momentum Jewelry for donating a wrap bracelet! Glenneth at Let’s Talk and Walk for donating a Cool Case Thermal and I’m donating a $50 Amazon e-gift card! Just because this challenge is coming to an end next week doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep going. I’m looking forward to challenging…
  • Healthy Drink Choices

    Angie
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Choosing Healthier Beverages: Your body will thank you for it! Our bodies need a steady flow of liquids to be healthy, preferably at least eight tall glasses per day or approximately 64 ounces. One of the very best healthy drink choices a body can enjoy is definitely crystal clean water. There are some who say that they don’t enjoy water and indeed many who live entirely on a diet of coffee, soda pop and other sweet drinks. This is not good for the body for several reasons. Caffeine acts as both a short term stimulant and a diuretic which means that it robs the body of water instead of…
  • BHL Challenge Week 3: Health

    Angie
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #3 We are now to week 3 of the challenge and before you know it, July will be over. Thanks to all of you who participated in the NUTRITION challenge last week. Be sure to do your check in’s before the challenge is over so you can be entered to win some fun prizes. This week our challenge is better health. We can all stand to make more healthy changes in our life so this week we’ll focus on that. Here are some ideas: Get more sleep. Set a bed time and stick to it! Take time out of the day for yourself Set up a long awaited doctor’s…
  • BHL Challenge Week 2: Nutrition

    Angie
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #2 Thanks to all who participated last week in the Better Healthy Living FITNESS challenge.  This week we challenge ourselves to focus on nutrition. Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy.  These challenges are here to help all of us break through some barriers we might have. Today’s Tip: Don’t skip breakfast Breakfast is a great way to start the day because you are breaking the fast after a night’s sleep. You don’t need a full meal but you should eat something to give you the fuel you need to get your day started.
  • July Better Healthy Living Challenge Is Live

    Angie
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The Better Healthy Living Challenge is live!  Just a bit behind in posting since I was traveling home from an amazing vacation. I’ll tell you more about that in another post. The details for this months challenge are below.  Glenneth and I sure hope you’ll join us.  I’m so excited to have her join me as a co-host this year.  You can read more about Glenneth AND get the buttons/banner for the challenge here. There are going to be 4 different challenges this month. Each week we’ll focus on something different. You can find the topics below. And choose one or more…
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  • Pack on Muscle with One Dumbbell

    Gym Junkies
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    I think it’s important for everyone to understand that fancy equipment doesn’t build muscle, you do. If you’re restricted to no gym around you can still accomplish a lot with just one dumbbell. You can also simplify your workout easily with this workout plan. It’s also important to understand by doing using dumbbells you will be activating more muscle fibers and increasing your range of motion. If you’re on the road a lot this workout will be ideal you will only need to pack one dumbbell. Again you are in the driver’s seat of building your body not fancy machines. Let’s learn…
  • The Top Fat Burning Foods That You Need to Have

    Gym Junkies
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you know which foods do the most to stoke your metabolism and keep your body burning fat after and in between your workouts? For many years, the popular diet prescription was to avoid all fat to improve health. Recent studies have shed light on selective fat intake as the true ‘best practice’ when it comes to healthy dieting. What this means is recognizing the difference between healthy and unhealthy fats. The focus of this article is foods that help you to burn body fat, but it’s critical to understand that some of these foods are in fact rich in healthy fats, and that’s okay.
  • The MMA Workout Routine That Will Torch Belly Fat

    Gym Junkies
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Being a fighter you must have a very tough physical and mental workout. It’s important to understand that you should do specific training if trying your trying to become a mix martial artist.  You will need an efficient workout that combines strength, endurance and size. Today I will give you an efficient workouts that will get you into fighting shape in less than 20 minutes a day. You will also learn tons of benefit’s both mental and physical to training mixed martial arts and incorporating more functional workouts. Warm-up It’s important to remember to do a sufficient warm up; a MMA…
  • How to Build Muscle With These Bodyweight Workouts

    Gym Junkies
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can get so used to your gym routine that you might forget you can actually get a very effective workout anywhere with just your body weight. There are plenty of reasons to break up your routine and work in a body weight day. So take a break from the gym, and lets go over some ways to mix up your workout. If you’re locked into a plateau, it’s good to slip out of the normal routine and throw your body a curveball with a body weight focused day. In addition, beginners preparing to get into weight lifting also must acclimate the body to exercise before attempting to add additional…
  • The Rebirth of Gym Junkies

    Gym Junkies
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hi, my name is Terry and I am here to help you achieve the body you have always wanted. About four months ago, I took over Gym Junkies with the goal of providing quality content to people across the globe. In 2010, I published my first eBook(found here) and helped thousands of people achieve their goals. My mission is to continue helping my clients through Gym Junkies, provide quality content and products, and help other personal trainers across the globe. You can find more information on me in ourabout section. So, who used to be the author at Gym Junkies? Vic Magary was the previous author…
 
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    Fitness Blog - Orlando Sentinel

  • Orlando Sport and Social Club offers leagues galore

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Coed sand volleyball. Flag football. Kickball. Soccer. Softball.
  • The Amazing Mind Race exercises body, brain

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Want to test your mental and physical skills? The Amazing Mind Race starts at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at Orlando's Wall Street Plaza. Teams of two to four will solve puzzles, face physical and social challenges, engage their social networks -- yes, smartphones are encouraged -- and race for prizes.
  • Bridge will link 2 segments of Orlando Urban Trail

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Staff writer Dan Tracy recently reported on a plan to link the Gertrude's Walk and Dinky Line segments of Orlando Urban Trail with a pedestrian bridge over Colonial Drive at the railroad tracks. Currently, Gertrude's Walk parallels the tracks from South Street to Washington Street, and the Dinky Line section roughly follows a former rail bed (the Dinky Line, natch) from Magnolia Avenue  northeast 2 miles to Dorchester Street. When complete with bridge, the trail will be 3.6 miles from end to end. Read more by clicking here .
  • LGBT sports groups offer camaraderie, exercise

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    If you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, where's a good place to find like-minded folks? That's easy: Sports groups. Central Florida boasts ones for all interests. Want to run or walk? Orlando Front Runners & Walkers meets three times a week at Lake Eola for walks and runs of varying distances. If you prefer to hit the ballfield, Central Florida Softball League has that base covered. Bowlers have the Gay Lesbian Bowling League , or GLBL, on Saturday nights and the Orange Blossom Bowling Association (OBBA) on Tuesday nights, both at Orlando's Colonial Lanes. Tennis aficionados have the…
  • Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    So you're ready to paddle the Wekiva River, but where to rent a canoe or kayak? And what else is there to do? Here are four options. Click the name of each location for its website:
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    Yum Yucky

  • Josie’s List of Workplace Emergency Survival Cache Items

    yumyucky
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    An emergency survival cache at work is important. We talk a lot about fitness here, but a small cache of emergency items is important to your health. It can literally mean life or death. At the very minimum it assures you greater comfort when faced with non-ideal circumstances brought on by an emergency. We’ve all got at least a few emergency items at home, but what if somethings happen when you’re out of the house? Let’s take a looksie at a scenario involving Susie and Harold. Which one will fare better when disaster strikes? We’ll also be looking at the items I keep…
  • Bison Meat Sticks

    yumyucky
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    It sounds like something straight out of the food porn industry. The Bison Meat Stick. Did you know there was such a thang? These were at the beer tasting event me and the hubs went to last night: taste 12 beers, exploring old & new world varieties. I hate beer. It’s disgusting. I only went for my hubs. By the 3rd beer sample my stomach was burning as if I ingested acid mixed with bleach water, so I decided to hit up the snack table with pretzels, cheeses and bison meat sticks. The beer in my glass looks like wolf piss. Pretty much tasted like it, too. If you’ve never had…
  • 6 Things That Describe Your Post-Workout Fitness Aroma

    yumyucky
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Congratulations. You worked hard to earn that un-fresh, stank feeling — those sweaty workouts that lead to temporary body odor. Do you mind if I take a few moments to describe you? 1.  You smell like a muskrat’s ass breaded in recycled llama hairs, then fried over hot coals. 2. Your armpits are more foul than a half-gallon of fermented warthog juice. 3. You smell like wet laundry inside a washing machine that somebody forgot for a week. 4. Your body funk is more offensive than 10,000 bags of burnt microwave popcorn. 5. The post-workout ring around your bathtub has the odor of…
  • Greedy Recipe! Easy Cherry Turnovers

    yumyucky
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Is today the appointed day for a teensy bit of greedy? You could be gnawing on Easy Cherry Turnovers in mere minutes… Back in the day when we used to eat fast food, the hubs would always order a turnover from Arby’s. But alas! Now we can have them homemade. Easy Cherry Turnovers is fantastical for the occasional greedy snacking or when you want to impress hungry house guests without slaving too long in the kitchen. GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS Adapted from TasteofHome.com. Serves 4. Double the recipe for extra-greediness. 1 cup cherry pie filling 1 tube refrigerated Crescent rolls 1/4…
  • Which curbs hunger the longest: Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea or Plain Water?

    yumyucky
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The answer to this question isn’t cut & dry. All of these liquids have stupendous merit and definitely do the job of bitch-slapping hunger. Yet as a veteran-slurper off of all three of these, I’ve discovered something quite interesting… WATER OMG, plain water is so dang boring. Ya, I do drink it in impressive (forced) amounts, and we all know how important water is, but when drank-en for the purpose of curbing hunger, it gets last place marks. In my personal experience, making a concerted effect to slurp on water to curb hunger has mostly led to bloating and the…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • 3 Steps to Fix Your Trouble Spots

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Everyone knows spot reduction is impossible - right?   I was arguing about this with my friend, Shaun Hadsall, the other day.   Shaun says you CAN specifically target the stubborn fat targeting your trouble spots.   I say, "Prove it."   So Shaun went back in his lab in Central Michigan and did 2 things t:   a) He put together a report, The 7-Day Spot Reduction Solution b) He
  • Deadlifts Tire out the Dog?

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    This is what I found when I got downstairs early this morning.Poor ol' pooches. Too much sun yesterday for him, methinks. I believe the word is "tired". How YOU feeling today?I had a great workout today, but I still didn't get as tired as he was...1A) Bench Press1B) Deadlift Warmup2A) Trap Bar Deadlift2B) Long Jump3A) Hang Clean3B) Take weights off trap bar 4A) RDL 4B) Overhead SquatGood times.
  • 7 weight loss myths exposed

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Best-selling diet author JJ Virgin recently made this controversial statement:   "Counting calories doesn't work, and worse, most exercise programs actually lower your metabolism."   It's harsh, but true. She's dead on the money. So many trainers and magazines are giving the wrong advice.   But here's the good news. My good friend - and PERSONAL adviser on my digestive health issues - Dr.
  • Weekend workouts and yoga

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> On Saturday morning I did a short workout before hopping on my bike and heading down to the Savor Stratford food festival in my little hometown on Saturday. I was obviously an early-bird arrival but it was great to see all the booths with organic food. They even had a booth for "The
  • How to Eat More Carbs and Lose More Fat

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    f you've been dieting forever and exercising to lose weight BUT you are struggling with a fat loss plateau, don't worry, because my friend Shaun Hadsall, over-40 nutrition expert, has GREAT news for you today.   He explains why too much dieting and too much cardio can actually cause the following negative side effects: Slower fat burning and weight loss plateausIncreased risk of catching a cold
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    Swim Bike Run Live

  • Setting Triathlon Goals – Racing Happy

    jamiebull
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    At the beginning of each triathlon season, most triathletes sit down and plan their races based on their goals. Some goals are event based – “I want to qualify for X championship race.” Some goals are time/distance based – “I want to do a sub 5 hour 70.3.” Others are competition based – “I want to finish on the podium, or at least beat my brother who won’t quit bragging about the last race where he bested me.” While I’ve built previous seasons around each of those different types of goals, this year is different for me. This year my goals are “happiness…
  • Introducing #TrainerBingo

    jamiebull
    15 Jan 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Now is the time of year that triathletes come out of their off season hibernation, focus on building their foundation for race season and try to shed a few lbs from all the Christmas cookies that they ate. In the northern part of the country, that also means lots of runs on snowy trails, masters swimming sessions and most importantly, long boring sessions on the trainer. Which leads me to the point of this post: What is the point of being  a nerdy, triathlon-obsessed social media geek if you can’t make fun of yourself? What do many triathletes do on the trainer? Tweet with other…
  • My One Regret About My 2013 Triathlon Season

    jamiebull
    1 Dec 2013 | 6:45 pm
    My “comeback” to triathlon this year was emotional and I am grateful for being able to toe the line, but there was one thing that I wish I could have changed. My one race wasn’t with my my Rev3 family. Go ahead and ignore everything I’m about to say if you want because Rev3 sponsors me and I’ve never had to pay to do any of their races, but know this. My triathlon team was the third group of people that I made sure knew about my accident right after my own family and close group of friends. They are legit “family” in my books. I don’t know of any other triathlon teams have…
  • Readjusting Priorities

    jamiebull
    21 Nov 2013 | 6:02 pm
    My relationship with the triathlon world has been all over the place this year. When I was at my worst, I completely disconnected myself. I stopped reading triathlon blogs, avoided Twitter all together and stopped thinking about anything fitness related. The last thing I wanted to see was someone complaining about missing their marathon goal when I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to run a single step without crippling back pain. As my back healed, I eventually came out of hiding and quit being so grumpy, irritable and was actually open to hearing about and celebrating my friend’s…
  • What I Wish People Knew About My Broken Back

    jamiebull
    14 Oct 2013 | 11:28 am
    Over the last eight months, a lot of people have asked me questions about my back, how I’m healing and when I’ll return to racing. Most of the time, the questions don’t really get at the heart of what I went through. For example, people would ask about my run training, when I really wanted to tell them about how proud I was for being strong enough to rake up a few leaves on my front yard – even if it completely wiped me out and I had to take a 2 hour nap after. I’m not normally comfortable talking about myself at length without someone giving me a good reason, so I feel like…
 
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Fit Bit And Other Fitness Trackers Lead To Weight Gain + More Fitness In The News!

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Remember that guy that used to do podcasts with me? It seems like forever ago that Dan and I sat together for a Lifting Revolution Podcast. To be honest, he took a hiatus because we were worried that you (and other readers/listeners) didn’t dig our he said/she said bickering when talking about life changing fitness topics. But after brainstorming, we’ve decided that that bickering is what makes the podcast and what ensures that you get the best information. We bring different opinions (even if those opinions are forced) to the table and hopefully that helps you out! It was great to be…
  • 100 lb Woman Shows There Is Nothing A Woman Can’t Do

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    So, I REALLY want to be on American Ninja Warrior! I mentioned a few weeks ago that my friend Jeanette introduced me to the show, shocked that I hadn’t heard of it already. At the end of our workout she looked at me and reiterated how much I would like the show and likely become obsessed with it… Well, since I don’t have a television it couldn’t suck me in too much, but I did spend far too long watching YouTube videos and thinking to myself… “Wow, this is awesome. I want to do this! How can I!?” During that first Youtube marathon, I stumbled upon Kacy…
  • Fruity Friday: Stone Fruit Summa’ Time Coffee Cake {Gluten Free}

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed over the past couple of months that something has been missing… Fruity Friday. Yes, sadly my training schedule has changed and I am no longer able to go to my favorite coffee shop that serves up the best and freshest fruit in all of Charleston. I have found a replacement cafe, and while the iced lattes are delicious, it’s still not the same. This isn’t to say I’m not enjoying my favorite food… trust me, I am. My love affair of fruit can not be broken. Instead, I’m getting my dose at home, which of course…
  • Embarrassing Gym Issues: 10 Solutions For A Sweaty Crotch

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last week I kicked off a special series, Embarrassing Gym Issues Women Face. Why? Because what we feel is embarrassing is actually very common. We started off with the oh so common, yet still embarrassing issue of peeing when you exercise. If you missed it, just click to catch up! Because now we’re moving on to embarrassing gym issue #2: The Sweaty Crotch {Not even models are safe} This is quite the perfect follow up to last week’s post. It’s the issue where everyone thinks you’ve peed yourself but you haven’t. It’s the “fake out”. I can’t tell you how many times this…
  • The 6 Vital Rules Of A Good Boot Camp: You Need To Read Before Trying One!

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chances are you have either tried a boot camp workout in the past, you’re in one now, or you know someone that has. Boot camps are big. And I don’t foresee their growth stopping, at least I hope not. After all, boot camp help pay my bills! Who Knew I Had A Boot Camp? You might not know this about me, but I own a women’s boot camp in Charleston. It’s legit… 8 locations (16 actual boot camp classes going on all the time), a studio, and I’ve got the freaking best staff of trainers ever. Plus I have Fit Women’s Weekly too! I count my lucky stars every day for the amazing women…
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    James Clear

  • How to Build Expertise, Talent, and Skill: Lessons From Peyton Manning

    James Clear
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    It was the first game of the season and Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League, already had a chance to set another NFL record. Late in the fourth quarter, with the ball on his own 22-yard-line, Manning stepped up to the line of scrimmage and surveyed the defense. Just before snapping the ball, he noticed something. The Baltimore Ravens defenders were moving around in front of Manning, preparing for the play, but something didn’t feel right. After the game, Manning would simply say that he “saw something.” [1, 2]…
  • How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide

    James Clear
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. [1] Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick. Even more detailed information is available in my Habits Workshop and…
  • The Photographer Nobody Knew: Lessons on Sharing Your Gifts With the World

    James Clear
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    It was 2007 and John Maloof was working on a book about Chicago’s northwest neighborhoods. On this particular day, he was hoping to find a few pictures from the 1960s that he could use in the book. What he ended up finding was far more interesting. After purchasing boxes full of negatives from a local auction house, Maloof began developing some of the images. When they finished processing, he was stunned. They were incredible. And there were tons of them. More than 30,000 in these boxes alone. Whoever had taken these pictures was surely one of the most prolific and talented American…
  • How to Read More: The Simple System I’m Using to Read 30+ Books Per Year

    James Clear
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Warren Buffett, the man commonly referred to as the greatest investor of the 20th century, was standing in front of 165 wide-eyed students from Columbia University. One of the students raised his hand and asked Buffett for his thoughts on the best way to prepare for an investing career. After thinking for a moment, Buffett pulled out a stack of papers and trade reports he had brought with him and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” [1]…
  • How to Get Better Sleep: The Beginner’s Guide to Overcoming Sleep Deprivation

    James Clear
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again. Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The most well-known of these biological rhythms is the circadian rhythm, which controls the human sleep-wake cycle, and Siffre was on a mission to learn how, exactly, it worked. Siffre’s life in the cave was spartan at best. He lived in a tent that sat on a small wooden platform with a bed, a table, a chair, and a phone that he could use to call his research…
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    Quick Weight Loss Principles

  • Look Good Feel Great Hard Copy

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Recently I decided not to re-print my book, 'Look Good Feel Great!' since I won't be conducting any more promotional seminars in the future.
  • How to Choose the Best Curcumin Supplement For You!

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Bioavailability is one of the most important considerations when it comes to selecting a curcumin supplement. The reason is simply because if the curcumin supplement you are taking is not being absorbed into your body you will not be able to obtain the array of benefits this amazing spice offers!
  • Effects of Alcohol on Weight Loss

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    It is important to understand the effects of alcohol when it comes to losing weight. Whilst only a very small portion of the calories from alcohol are converted into fat, alcohol will definitely slow down your fat-burning and weight-loss efforts.
  • Alcohol And Weight Gain

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    The association between alcohol and weight gain is well known. However, the mechanism behind what causes alcohol weight gain is less well known. In this article we will cover the reasons why alcohol
  • Supplement Articles

    29 Jun 2014 | 12:11 am
    Here are my supplement articles in the area of weight loss. There is no doubt about it, supplements can make a difference by helping your body burn fat faster.
 
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    menshealth.com.sg

  • Praise For Good Etiquette

    kennethwee_
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    If you want to impress your guests over tea, at a teahouse or boardroom, you’d be curious to know if there’s a proper way to serve tea.read more
  • Run, don’t walk!

    Kelvtan
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    I felt a real pang of sadness at the beginning of this year, when I had learnt about the deaths of two security guards in a fire at Marina Bay Suites, but that sadness turned into frustration when a recent coroner’s inquiry reported by The Straits Times revealed that the duo had believed that it was a false alarm, which had led to them being overcome by the smoke and flames.   read more
  • Wax on, wax off

    Kelvtan
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    It’s been a wild and wacky World Cup in Brazil, with supposed-minnows taking on top teams and coming up tops.   Results like these tend to take out many punters, and sadly I was one of them- though the pain wasn’t felt in my pockets though.   read more
  • Finally, a Field of Dreams

    kyleung
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:02 am
    I was a very tanned 14-year-old, hair horrendously centre-parted, and my schoolmates and I were heckling supporters from rival schools. Never mind that it was a scorching hot day at the old National Stadium and I was sweating through my uniform: the company was good and the atmosphere at the National Schools B-division track-and-field final was excellent in a rowdy schoolboy kind-of-way. read more
  • Cannot say cannot

    Kelvtan
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:53 pm
    I had an interesting “conversation” with my wife in the car this morning- whilst driving her to work, she was lamenting on how she cannot multi-task, despite the common adage that men are better at singular tasks, whilst the fairer sex are the multi-taskers.  read more
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    FitnessOver50.org

  • Benefits of Using Knee Sleeves

    Steve
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If you are experiencing knee pain while working out then using rogue knee sleeves might help you in your quest to work out without experiencing any pain. Working out is an important part of many people’s day and having pain get in the way of a good workout is not a good thing. One doesn’t want to stop working out just because they are experiencing a bit of pain, but no one wants to work out while in pain. Working out is not only a fun activity to engage in, but it is also important to a persons health to continue to work out. But doing so while in pain can be nearly impossible,…
  • Five Easy Steps To Maintaining A Healthy Heart

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 12:18 pm
    Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats over 2.5 billion times during the average lifetime. However, sedentary living, stress and poor eating habits can take a toll on your heart’s health. That is why more people die from heart disease than any other health condition. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to keep your heart healthy. Below are some tips for keeping your heart healthy: Watch What You Eat The food that you eat could have a positive or negative effect on your heart’s health. A diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables will help keep your heart…
  • 5 Ways to Take a Moment in Your Hectic Schedule to Relax

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    The modern way of life is often hectic, so for your own sanity, it is important to find ways of decompressing throughout the day. Just a few minutes of relaxation here and there can do wonders for your overall outlook. Here are five ways that you can relax when the world seems to be closing in around you.   Take a Power Nap   This isn’t that easy to do in some circumstances, but if you have some degree of control over your work environment, you should try to schedule just a short nap at some point in your day. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, you can actually…
  • Three Ways to Relieve Back Pain

    Steve
    5 Nov 2013 | 6:07 am
    If you have ever suffered from back pain, you know that it is excruciating. No matter how you sit or lay down, any movement will send jolts of pain that radiates across the muscles and bones. Many people turn to painkillers and medications to mask the pain, but there are alternative methods to relieve back pain and get the mobility and flexibility returned. Stretching is a good way to relieve back pain. Slowly bend down and touch your toes and hold that position for ten breaths. This will loosen up the muscles and allow them to resettle back into their normal position. It works better if you…
  • Am I an Alcoholic?

    Steve
    30 Aug 2013 | 2:58 am
    Dealing with addiction is a difficult game to play. When you become addicted to a substance, you allow that substance to take over your life. You are no longer free to make your own choices, as your addiction comes to control how you think, where you go, who you choose to talk to. Falling victim to your addiction is a dangerous thing to do. If you or someone you know has shown evidence of substance abuse, there is help out there for you. Through rehabilitation programs and lots of hard work, you can get back on your feet in no time through residential treatment services provided by…
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    Fitho

  • 11 Ways To Lose Weight Without Spending Much Money

    Swati Kapoor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    To be fit and healthy is everybody’s goal in today’s life of hectic hurry and fast business.We spend a lot of money on our fitness efforts, either buying gym instruments or buying the expensive weight loss pills that are widely advertised.But, have you ever thought that you can lose weight in simple and healthy manner...Read More
  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

    Sakshi Dusat
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    The bodies of different people age at different rates. The exact biological reasons for the rate of aging are not known as yet, but there are many theories behind it. If you indulge in processed, salty foods and/or high sugar foods and are also overweight, then you are at a serious risk of aging faster....Read More
  • Ways to stop emotional eating

    Bhawna Gupta
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:26 am
    Many people tend to eat according to the state of their emotions. For example, if they are happy they will eat their favourite pizzas or burgers and if they are sad they will eat ice-cream or chocolate to lift their mood. Eating triggered by emotion and not hunger is often called emotional eating that can...Read More
  • What is quinoa and what are its health benefits?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
  • Does Low Calorie Diet Work?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Few people tend to remain fit all through their life. But for most of us age and lifestyle catches up with our metabolism and makes us unfit and old. First step towards knocking off the unwanted kilos is getting on a low calorie diet. While it works for some but there are more simple ways...Read More
 
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  • Ayurvedic tips to keep skin problems away!

    Gautam
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    Avoid spicy and oily food: To keep your skin healthy in the monsoon season, avoid spicy, oily and sour foods. The high humidity levels cause the digestive system to weaken and heavy food can lead to an upset stomach. These types of food also aggravate pitta which is responsible for a variety of skin breakouts and eruptions in this season. Eat light and easily digestible foods, cooked or steamed vegetables, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, steamed salad, fruits, moong dal, khichree, corn, chickpea flour, and oatmeal etc.Say no to pitta aggravating beverages: We understand that you can’t…
  • 9 foods every man should eat

    Gautam
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    While many men are less conscious about what they eat, experts say that at times, eating healthy can mean different things for men and women because both sexes have their own set of dietary requirements. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are also known as superfoods because of their numerous benefits. Tomatoes contain lycopene, which, studies say help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease and lower cholesterol. Oysters: Oysters have high levels of zinc — essential for men’s fertility and sexual health. Zinc maintains healthy testosterone levels and is excellent for…
  • Top 5 superfoods with healing powers

    Gautam
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    These foods have multiple healing effects like fighting cancer, reducing cholesterol levels and guarding against heart diseases. Intrigued? Let’s take a look…Kiwis. These tiny packs of goodness have high levels of Vitamin C. Rich in potassium, kiwis have more fiber in them when compared to apples and bananas. Because of phytonutrients present in them, they are extremely good for people who have heart disease, cancer or any respiratory disease. They have natural blood-thinning properties, which further help in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol and blood pressure in the body. It is…
  • Cancer: Breaking the bad news to patients

    Gautam
    19 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    Dr Ranjana Srivastava, who began working as an oncologist in Australia 10 years ago, breaking the news to patients suffering from cancer is part of the job.“A doctor must be able to read a patient in order to break bad news. I ensure they have at least one close family member present when I tell them. This way, the patient has another pair of ears as well as support after I leave the room,” she says, over a telephone call from Melbourne.Srivastava’s decision to be a cancer specialist, she says, was influenced by her experience of watching her grandmother, who was diagnosed…
  • Healthy eating during monsoon

    Gautam
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    The rains not only play havoc on your skin, but on your health as well. There’s a host of infections and diseases that do the rounds during this season. And to ensure that you stay healthy, eating the right kind of fruits and vegetables is crucial. Infections and diseases on the rise: Apart from ensuring that you don’t venture out in the rain to catch a cold or flu, eating seasonal fruits like cherries and apricots are a must. Apart from this, eat lots of green vegetables which will protect you in this season from being infected with any chronic disease. Stay away from spicy and…
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  • 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...
  • Vote to make triathlon the next NCAA Emerging Sport for Women

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Bowling, fencing, triathlon and rowing. Which one of these doesn't belong with the others? The answer is triathlon, but why? The other three sports are sports for women officially sanctioned by the NCAA. This week, however, that could...
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  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
  • The 3 P’s of a Healthy Life

    Joyce
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Good for my soul – My present purpose and passion. Whatever is good for your soul…do that. ~ unknown I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. Even when I managed a gym, I wasn’t fond of promoting the newest fitness trend. Maybe it was just a personal go-against-the-grain kind of character trait or maybe I never really like the idea of telling everyone else what they should love. If I tell you what to love, unless you just happen to love it too, you’ll be lacking the ingredients that you need to stick to a healthy lifestyle for more than a week at a time. I call…
  • A Child’s Journey to Self-Discovery #Thrively

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
  • Finding Solutions and Paying it Forward with Technology #VZWbuzz

    Joyce
    28 May 2014 | 7:54 am
    View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the open-air bus. Photo taken with my new Nokia LUMIA Icon. #VZWbuzz Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco (Oh San Francisco, how I love you) to be part of the Verizon’s #VZWbuzz Influencer Summit. I had the chance to hang out with many people I’ve only known through Twitter and other social sites. It was a real treat to spend time with both old friends and new friends. And of course our hosts were beyond fantastic. Thank you Verizon for everything! <—– disclosure. The Nokia Lumia Icon on on it’s…
  • Empowering Kids to Find Their Passion and Purpose with @Thrively

    Joyce
    30 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    I  love the idea of health being a family affair. All aspects of health — physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. I’m also a fan of interdependence, growing individually but together — each family member supporting and encouraging each other to be their best. **This post is in partnership with Online Mom Media and Thrively. Opinions and experiences expressed are always my own. When we were invited to sign up for Thrively I didn’t realize that it would be the catalyst to a deep conversation and introspection for my 14 year old. It seemed to open her heart’s…
 
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  • Wordless Wednesday: Healthy Smoothie Ideas

    Jenn
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Welcome to another Wordless Wednesday. I’ve been working on incorporating healthy smoothies into my diet this summer. Here are photos of a few of my favorites. Enjoy and link on up your WW posts.  Kale, peaches, frozen watermelon slices Bananas, vanilla yogurt, honey, fresh ginger Frozen wild blueberries, regular blueberries, mixed greens, orange slices, raspberries. Banana, blueberries, cottage cheese, vanilla almond milk, ice. See full recipe here. Can’t wait to see your posts for this week. Make it a great one! An InLinkz Link-up   The post Wordless Wednesday: Healthy…
  • Vacation Planning: Family Camping Tips

    Jenn
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Vacation Planning: Family Camping Tips Summer is a great time to try family camping. Kids love it and as long as you are prepared, family camping can be a great experience for all. Here are some ideas to help you make your family camping trip a success: Tent Selection If you have small children, you’ll likely want a tent that is big enough for the entire family. With older kids, you may want to consider separate tents. I am excited that my kids are almost at the age where my husband and I can be in our own tent. When it comes to tent camping, it’s a good idea to practice setting…
  • Healthy Night Time Snack Ideas #GoodNightSnack

    Jenn
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    When I was pregnant, I had horrible morning sickness. Kellogg’s Cereals were often the only thing I could keep down (Frosted Mini Wheats in particular). Maybe this passed down to my kids because they are huge cereal lovers too. My family can truly eat cereal morning, noon and night. For our summer evenings, we decided to come up with snack ideas that are both healthy and easy to make. My daughter LOVES Kellogg’s Fruit Loops. We came up with a recipe to incorporate fruit and yogurt too. We decided to call this one Rainbow Apple Slices. They are super easy to make and fun to eat…
  • Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad

    Jenn
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad Have you used sweet potatoes in a salad? They are asuperfood that is high in beta-carotene, potassium, and manganese. Pumpkin seeds add extra crunch! Super yummy and sweet. Makes 2 servings Total Time: 1 hour 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 30 min. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1½ tsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice ½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup) 1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt) 1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs (like basil, oregano or parsley) (to taste; optional) 1 medium baked sweet potato, peeled and cut into…
  • Protect Your Cell Phone with Rhinoshield

    Jenn
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    Protect Your Cell Phone with Rhinoshield Perhaps you have seen them, or something similar at the mall. You know, the guys who show you how you can hammer this stuff and it won’t break. I’ve always been a bit skeptical, but I had the chance to test RHINOSHIELD for myself and I am quite impressed. Here is my review video: Product Specifications Keep your screen intact with RhinoShield Choose iPhone 5/5C/5S, Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, or Galaxy S5 Unique 6-layer polymer film provides shock-dispersion Will never shatter upon impact Hardness of up to 3H prevents direct scratch damage…
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    Smooth Fitness & Health Blog

  • The Smooth 9.65LC Treadmill Makes the Top 10 List

    Smooth Fitness
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Smooth Fitness goes to amazing lengths to stand behind its products, and the company’s 9.65LC treadmill is particularly worthy of its praise and its outstanding warranty. Despite some stiff competition from other machines with powerful motors and ultra-modern features, the 9.65LC is undoubtedly one of the best treadmills on the market, deserving of an impressive [...]
  • Best Place To Buy Fitness Equipment

    Smooth Fitness
    23 May 2014 | 11:00 am
    When you are looking for the best place to buy fitness equipment, you want to consider online and local retailers. Whether you are in the market for cardio machines, cross training equipment or something else, you want a good price. Building a home gym can be a little expensive, but it can provide you with [...]
  • The Best Home Fitness Equipment On The Market

    Smooth Fitness
    19 May 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s important to know about the best home fitness equipment that’s available in today’s day and age. When you want to work out, you should be able to locate equipment that is well-built and helps to achieve all of the fitness goals that you have. Learning about the equipment can help to make decisions a [...]
  • Top Rated Home Fitness Equipment

    Smooth Fitness
    16 May 2014 | 11:00 am
    Top rated home fitness equipment is manufactured with the highest quality materials which is why fitness equipment for the home can be expensive, but it’s an investment that’s designed to last for years and years. When you purchase high quality equipment, you can count on it working for a solid 10 years or longer with [...]
  • Extreme Weight Loss Tips

    Smooth Fitness
    13 May 2014 | 10:51 am
    Losing weight is an endless battle for some people, but it doesn’t have to be. The process is by no means easy, but if you aren’t seeing progress, it’s time to change up your approach. If the current methods aren’t working, try something new: a new diet or a new workout routine. For change to [...]
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    Fit For Real Life

  • Gambling On The Sunset

    Kate Galliett
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Sunsets with Tommy were my favorite days of summer. Closing up the beach, picking up trash, watching over the last few kiddos desperate to hang on to their beach time for just a little longer. While mid-day lifeguard shifts featured up to 12 guards & 2 managers working the beach, closing shift was made up of just a few of us lifeguards and 1 guard manager. Tommy was the best guard manager. And closing with Tommy was the best shift to get, if you had to get closing shift. I loved those shifts more than anything. Us lifeguards, we ranged in age from 15 to 21 and Tommy treated us like we…
  • This Is How You Train For “Stability”

    Kate Galliett
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Saturday morning. Wrapped up my prep on this post for publication the following week. Saturday afternoon, a picture crossed one of my social media feeds & made me realize my entire angle on this post was wrong. Originally, I felt like I was beating a dead horse with this post. I had written it 2 months ago as a post for another site but they ended up not using it. So at the time of writing it, I only had Eric Cressey’s old article to link to – that article was the 1st, to my knowledge, to include data proving that unstable surface training was negatively affecting athletes.
  • One Massive Mistake Endurance Athletes Make

    Kate Galliett
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:52 am
    Your body is always paying attention to any stimulus you give it, and responding with effects aligned with those stimuli. As you increase your cardiovascular endurance training workouts in preparation for your Ironman triathlon, your body responds by increasing lung capacity, increasing stroke volume of the heart, and along with many other adaptations, it even hardens the skin in the areas where your skin is making the most contact with things like shoes and shirts. If you get injured, and cannot train for a period of weeks, the body responds to your lack of cardiovascular endurance stimuli…
  • Physical Culture, Self-Expression, & Awe

    Kate Galliett
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Your chest swells. Goose bumps form on your arms. Deep in your belly, your solar plexus shoots energy out to the rest of your body through the bundle of nerves housed there. The feeling of ‘awe’ – it is intense and vital to the human existence. “We have a responsibility to awe.” – philosopher, Jason Silva When you witness a majestic sunrise, or a natural landscape that is almost incomprehensible, except for the fact that there it is, right in front of you. When an artist makes you feel exactly what they are feeling through their art; when we experience anything that our…
  • Will Your Next Workout Be A Net-Gain or a Net-Loss?

    Kate Galliett
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The night after I performed as ‘mistress of ceremonies’ for the wedding of my best friends and college roommates, I sent that text to my friend Jen. I was hurting. Lots of car time that week, and then hours spent in a dress that I really needed to stand more-than-perfectly straight in to keep on me. And now, I was operating below baseline going into what is always the hardest workout of my week. Time to call an audible. It was Saturday and that’s my usual long gymnastics day. But I was seriously in the body-care hole. But my weekend gymnastics sesh is my absolute faaaaaavorite. But my…
 
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    sukiebaxter.com

  • Preparing for a Performance? Use these unconventional strategies to bewitch your audience

    Sukie
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    No matter how prepared you are for your performance, or if your audience is two people or two hundred (or two hundred thousand), it’s easy to succumb to nerves at the last minute. When the moment arises to step out on stage, the pressure is on. There are no do-overs, no backsies and certainly no time for mistakes. You’ve got to deliver, and you want it to be flawless. But nerves can get in the way of you communicating your message. The more nervous you are, the more likely you are to forget what you were supposed to say, miss a step or flat out freeze. Not to mention that feeling…
  • What If There Was Nothing You Needed to Escape From in Your Life?

    Sukie
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    My mom was not a lackadaisical person when I was a little kid. She had opted to stay home with her two children, but that meant we didn’t have much in the way of extra money. Instead of pinching pennies by purchasing cheap, processed foods, she bought raw ingredients and made everything from scratch. That meant home baked honey whole wheat bread, bean soups that never saw the inside of a can and slow cooked meals that simmered for hours on the stove, wafting the scents of rosemary and tarragon through our house. When I was about three or four years old, she started teaching aerobics…
  • What’s the difference between fixing and changing your posture?

    Sukie
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I didn’t think I was much for video games, until some cruel individual introduced me to Civilization 5. Said individual shall remain unnamed. Basically, Civ 5 is about world domination. You play a great historical leader from any number of random countries around the world, and you start out at the beginning in 3000 B.C. with a single settler and one warrior <== read: guy with a rock tied to a stick. Over the next several thousand years, you build your civilization, creating wonders of the world, developing new technology and eventually coming into the modern era with airplanes and,…
  • What Else Do You Need to Let Go of to Be Pain Free?

    Sukie
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    I was standing in a twelve foot square box watching 1,000 lbs of horse circle around me, eyes wide in bewilderment, while I gently pressed into her shoulder. She’d been standing quietly while I palpated her muscles, indifferent to the pressure after a lifetime of primping, pampering and spiffing before competitions. Until I hit that spot. It was a hot one, in more ways than one. As soon as my hands brushed it, her head shot up, eyes widened and she started moving. There was nowhere to go, really, since we were in a stall, but that didn’t stop her from dancing around me. Her…
  • Excuse Me, Your Cage Is Showing.

    Sukie
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Apparently, smarty-pants scientists have figured out that if you’re focusing really hard on something in your head, you don’t see the things that are right in front of your face. They did studies for this.  That cost millions (billions?) of dollars.  Any third grade teacher could tell you that. I myself am a pro at not seeing things.  Last week, I moved into a new place, which of course involves giant mountains of boxes being stacked right in the middle of the room, with foot paths meandering through them like tiny rivulets. The boxes drive me crazy.  Until they don’t. …
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  • The Building of Mike Strom

    Eric Maroscher
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    “They just came out of nowhere. I mean, this band just put out an album and it will revolutionize the music industry for years to come!” If you follow music, you’ll hear something similar to that quote. However, if you play music in a band or know someone who does, you know that the real quote should be more along the lines of: “They started in their garage. They learned how to play as individuals and then as a group. They developed their style and learned how to compose music. They practiced their tails off for years and years playing every hole-in-the-wall club there was, and…
  • The 13 Attributes for Gridiron Dominance

    Coach G
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:16 am
    We recently had a football coaching change at the university where I work. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to be retained, but the entire staff has been evaluating everything concerning our football program—from what we wear on the plane to what to call on 4th and 3rd. Although it has been a long process, it has been an exciting one. The input from everyone—from so many different perspectives—to rebuild something to fit our mold of what we think it takes to build a winning program has been enlightening. As everyone knows, the most important part of any football program…
  • Stevenson Learns Lessons at Masters Nationals

    Scott Stevenson
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    I write this just a few hours after the pre-judging of the 2014 Masters Nationals Bodybuilding Championships. For those who don’t know, the pre-judging round basically determines show placing for the various divisions, with the exception of overall winners. This has already happened. I now have a good idea of where I will place. Although staunchly competitive individuals may feel differently, I believe that the victories of competition can come in ways other than first-place-finishes. While I’m fairly certain (bodybuilding call-outs clearly indicate this) I’ll place much lower than…
  • Breaking Through Training Plateaus

    Joe Schillero
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    We’ve all been there. No matter how hard you work, it seems like one (or all) of your lifts refuses to budge. The frustration of a plateau can make you question everything about your training. When finding yourself in a rut, the biggest question we all face is, “What do I do next?” There are many different answers to this question, but they all begin with determining why your lift has stalled. Training plateaus must be evaluated like sticking points in a lift. Any plateau can be caused by physical, mental, or technical errors. Dave Tate uses these keys to classify sticking points as a…
  • Lifting Weights Doesn’t Make You Badass

    Alexander Cortes
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    For some reason in the past year or so, it has become incredibly popular to compare lifting weights to war, Armageddon, the Holocaust, going to battle, and a bunch of other violent metaphors, most of which center around comparing your training and competing to participating in a brutal conflict, death, and violence. People go #beastmode in the gym. They feel #nopainnogain. They walk in ready to #kill, #destroy, and #takenoprisoners, and they’re #fitnessaddicts. And #aboutthatlifebro. They #deathpress, do #skwatz, do #deadlifts, and are #hardcore. Did I mention that I’m…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness

  • 2 Of The Biggest Juicing Mistakes (And How To Juice The Right Way).

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I met today’s guest article contributor – a big, muscular athlete named Drew Canole (pictured above) – at a seafood restaurant in San Diego. As Drew and I sat dining on crab claws and oysters with our mutual acquaintance Sean … Continued The post 2 Of The Biggest Juicing Mistakes (And How To Juice The Right Way). appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How To Get Amazing Arms And Legs (And Why Exercise May Be Less Important Than You Think)

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    19 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    That’s JJ Virgin pictured above. I first met JJ at a health conference in New York. I looked at the person seated in the chair to my left, and then I did a double-take as I realized that this woman sitting next to me … Continued The post How To Get Amazing Arms And Legs (And Why Exercise May Be Less Important Than You Think) appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #288: Why A Vegan Diet Helped Bill Clinton, Best Fitness Phone Apps, Standing Lawn Mowers & More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    July 16, 2014 Podcast: 5 Ways To Get Fit With an iTunes Gift Card, How To Workout If Your Hands Are Broken, Why A Vegan Diet Helped Bill Clinton, Natural Remedies for Alopecia, and Standing Lawn Mower Fitness. Have a … Continued The post #288: Why A Vegan Diet Helped Bill Clinton, Best Fitness Phone Apps, Standing Lawn Mowers & More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • Why You Should Train Like A Powerlifter If You Want To Get Faster.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sometimes I forget how important it is to lift heavy stuff. But I recently read a book called “The Speed Encyclopedia”. The book is the most comprehensive guide I’ve ever read for anybody who wants to move faster and it … Continued The post Why You Should Train Like A Powerlifter If You Want To Get Faster. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • 10 Tips For Raising Healthy, Smart and Successful Kids.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    12 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    As a parent living in a modern era, you have the privileged ability to enable your kids to become amazing human beings who look, feel and perform with optimized bodies and minds. But unfortunately, it’s very easy to make parenting mistakes that create … Continued The post 10 Tips For Raising Healthy, Smart and Successful Kids. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
 
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  • Why It’s Okay to Say NO to Extreme Fitness

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The phrase “no pain no gain” has been around for a while but with “insane” workouts and fitspiration photos of ripped bodies it seems to have gone to a new level. When did the gold standard of a good workout become dropping with exhaustion or pain so bad you can’t bend your arms? I am not a bad ass. I don’t go into beast mode. I don’t believe puking should be a badge of workout honor. I am not ripped. I do not have a six-pack. I admire them but I also know what has to be sacrificed to obtain a chiseled mid section. I don’t want to do figure competitions and strut my stuff on…
  • What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112

    Brian Duncan
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question about what is the optimal workout week. In this video: Weight Training is Non-negotiable! Different types of cardio (steady-state and HIIT) and when you should be doing each. The post What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Farmers Market Finds for July 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Farmers Market Finds for July 2014 by Pamela Hernandez Where has the summer gone? Don’t let it pass you by without taking advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruits your local farmers market can provide! I feel like I’ve only been able to visit the farmers market a few times, certainly not as often as I have wanted to. When I have been able to visit, it’s always been in a rush. I always get there just before the close of the market or when I am trying to beat the rain. This past Saturday, however, I finally got to have a have slow stroll through the Farmers Market of the Ozarks. I…
  • The Best Cookbooks To Help You Eat Your Veggies

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez We have been so fortunate in the Ozarks to have a nice balance of rain and sunshine this summer. The temperature so far has also been fairly mild. While I am not an expert, these conditions seem to be perfect for growing produce. I am greeted at the farmers market with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Home gardens are also starting to overflow with cucumbers, squash and tomatoes. The excess is showing up in office break rooms and being gladly shared with neighbors. This boon brings about the enviable question…. What do I do with all these vegetables? You can of…
  • Fast and Easy No Blender Protein Shakes

    Pamela Hernandez
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    image by W Brian Duncan I have Vitamix envy. I see so many wonderful smoothie and shake recipes featuring the Vitamix on blogs and Pinterest. They make me feel so “less than”. I have a blender but its best days are behind it. Any time I make a smoothie with anything tougher than a banana, I end up with a lot of little chunks at the bottom. We own a JuiceMan juicer that must be at least 12 years old. It still works but it’s a nightmare to clean. We have limited counter space so the juicer lives on a high shelf in its original box. I often forget it’s there and when I do it’s just too…
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    Living Smart Girl

  • Go Crazy and Get Nakd !!

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hello Gorgeous ~  Let’s Go Crazy and get Nakd ! Now now, get your mind out of the gutter!!    Not that I have anything against what you are thinking, but I was talking about trying a new snack bar ~ Nakd.   Have you heard of them?   Well, I know I hadn’t and when I was contacted by Nakd I was intrigued and just had to give them a try.   These are not your ordinary snack bar, they are gluten, wheat and dairy free.  They are natural, little chewy bars with a unique texture and something that you might at first bite say….  what the heck is this… then after…
  • Workout of the Week – July 20

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Workout of the Week – July 20 Do you need some help deciding what to do each week, to change things up a bit?   Every Sunday, I will post a week’s worth of exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.    If what I post isn’t enough, you can stack my weekly workouts, or use bits and pieces of each to make your own.    You can use weights, or no weights.  Up to you.   Work with what is comfortable to start with and increase as you go.  If your reps are to easy, up your weight.   You should hurt, and be struggling to get to the end of the workout each day. I use…
  • Weekend Giveaway Link Up – July 19

    Sheila Thomas
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Weekend Giveaway Link Up – July 19 Love giveaway?   Enter some of the great ones here. Running a Giveaway ?   Add it to our Weekend Giveaway Link Up.  Loading InLinkz ... The post Weekend Giveaway Link Up – July 19 appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
  • You CAN Workout Every Day

    Sheila Thomas
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    Think you can’t fit a workout in today?  Think you are just to busy, don’t have any free time, or just not sure when or what to do?  Check out some of these fun, quick, easy, and effective ways to get a workout in any day of the week no matter what you are doing or where you are.  I totally understand not having time to hit the gym every day.  Sometimes it’s hard to find that 1 hour time slot to commit to a gym or fitness class.  But, there are so many things a person can do every day to just squeeze in that little workout every day. A great list of things compiled by…
  • On Our Way to Rock Fest #RockFestWi

    Sheila Thomas
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    On Our Way to Rock Fest for our 10th year in a row.    As you read this, we are in our motorhome (redneck one too) and heading to the summer party to top all summer parties.   There is music, food, booze, fun, friends, laughing, screaming, games, jello shots, beer bongs, wet t-shirts, half dressed people and some not even with that much on…. and so much more.  But, the main reason we go is because we love music, and love being able to see this many bands in only 4 days. This year Rock Fest did something new, they built a pit around the stage and sold pit passes.    So, aside from…
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Muscle Reset

    RITTERSP
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Learn strategies for how to correct years of poor positions and posture in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Better Posture, Better Balance

    RITTERSP
    11 Jun 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Discover how to improve your posture and balance with strength training in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Trio Training

    RITTERSP
    20 May 2014 | 10:30 am
    Many athletes don’t have a comprehensive training approach. I discuss the trio of categories that you need to focus on: fitness, strength, and mobility. Learn how they work together for improved performance in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Improvement, Not Perfection

    RITTERSP
    6 May 2014 | 11:27 am
    Perfection is the enemy of progress – learn more in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Staying in Your Own Lane

    RITTERSP
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In my latest article for USMS I talk about how racing others is fun and can be helpful, but not to let it consume your own goals.
 
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    Learn How to Build Muscle Blog

  • Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement – Tribulus

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Tribulus terrestris is a herb that comes from a plant found in Asia. It has been used in the past by many cultures for the treatment of liver, kidney and cardiovascular diseases. It has also been used as a diuretic and to treat infertility. In recent years strength athletes in eastern Europe are reputed to have used it to enhance performance. It is believed to enhance testosterone levels by encouraging the production of lutenizing hormone. Studies have shown that when lutenizing hormone levels are increased, the natural production of testosterone also increases. It is difficult to assess the…
  • Know Your Muscles – The Shoulders And Arms

    admin
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Becoming familiar with the muscles that make up your body has more benefits than simply allowing you to talk shop with your training partners. The more familiar you are with the muscles you’re working, the better you’ll be able to judge what’s needed to make improvements. In this article we’ll get to know the muscles that make up the shoulders and arms. Shoulders and arms work together but they require significantly different exercises to make them bigger and stronger. The main muscles found in these areas are as follows: 1. Deltoid – this is comprised of three…
  • Joint Supplements Reviews

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    People of all ages and activity levels suffer from joint pain. Arthritis is the most common culprit, which can strike at any age. Athletes are another group that is particularly susceptible to joint pain and inflammation. Proper nutrition and exercise techniques can help alleviate many of the symptoms of joint pain. The most popular and effective joint supplements typically contain ingredients that can both promote stronger joints and joint repair, as well as help with pain and inflammation. It has been observed that 2/3 individuals are afflicted with joint pain in the US alone. This joint…
  • Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Legs

    admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:35 am
    Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her favorite exercises for each body part. That’s how it should be – as you progress through the various stages of learning you’ll understand what works best for you. It is useful, however, to take stock of your progress every so often and carry out an analysis of where you are and what changes, if any, are needed to move onwards and upwards. Part of this analysis should include an assessment of the core exercises that make up your bodybuilding training program. In this article we’ll look at the leg exercises that…
  • Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Chest

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:35 am
    Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her favorite exercises for each body part. That’s how it should be – as you progress through the various stages of learning you’ll understand what works best for you. It is useful, however, to take stock of your progress every so often and carry out an analysis of where you are and what changes, if any, are needed to move onwards and upwards. Part of this analysis should include an assessment of the core exercises that make up your bodybuilding training program. In this article we’ll look at the chest exercises that…
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    Fitness Blog - Orlando Sentinel

  • Orlando Sport and Social Club offers leagues galore

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Coed sand volleyball. Flag football. Kickball. Soccer. Softball.
  • The Amazing Mind Race exercises body, brain

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Want to test your mental and physical skills? The Amazing Mind Race starts at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at Orlando's Wall Street Plaza. Teams of two to four will solve puzzles, face physical and social challenges, engage their social networks -- yes, smartphones are encouraged -- and race for prizes.
  • Bridge will link 2 segments of Orlando Urban Trail

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Staff writer Dan Tracy recently reported on a plan to link the Gertrude's Walk and Dinky Line segments of Orlando Urban Trail with a pedestrian bridge over Colonial Drive at the railroad tracks. Currently, Gertrude's Walk parallels the tracks from South Street to Washington Street, and the Dinky Line section roughly follows a former rail bed (the Dinky Line, natch) from Magnolia Avenue  northeast 2 miles to Dorchester Street. When complete with bridge, the trail will be 3.6 miles from end to end. Read more by clicking here .
  • LGBT sports groups offer camaraderie, exercise

    12 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    If you're gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, where's a good place to find like-minded folks? That's easy: Sports groups. Central Florida boasts ones for all interests. Want to run or walk? Orlando Front Runners & Walkers meets three times a week at Lake Eola for walks and runs of varying distances. If you prefer to hit the ballfield, Central Florida Softball League has that base covered. Bowlers have the Gay Lesbian Bowling League , or GLBL, on Saturday nights and the Orange Blossom Bowling Association (OBBA) on Tuesday nights, both at Orlando's Colonial Lanes. Tennis aficionados have the…
  • Want to paddle Wekiva River? See 4 rental options

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    So you're ready to paddle the Wekiva River, but where to rent a canoe or kayak? And what else is there to do? Here are four options. Click the name of each location for its website:
 
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    Girl Heroes

  • Girl Hero Brandi

    jennincat
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Never forget you will go as far as you believe you can so make your goals big! – Brandi Brandi understands the challenge of overcoming bad habits and finding balance. A few years ago Brandi decided to make a healthy lifestyle change and is now a personal trainer training people out of her home.  She lives in Colorado with her husband and two kids, border collie (her running buddy!), and two scaredy cat kitties. She enjoys spending time with family and they have started spending more time traveling. They are looking forward to seeing more of the country. You can find her on Facebook at…
  • Girl Hero Danny-J

    jennincat
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Learning about how other women find balance and achieve their health goals inspires and motivates me and I can’t think of a better Girl Hero than Danny-J to relaunch the Girl Hero features!It’s always fun to connect with people who share common interests so when I learned that Danny from the Sweaty Betties was soon to be living on the road I had to know more. Currently, Danny lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband of seven years and they are “still wild about each other”. They have two pups Peanut the Lab and Baloo “The Most Interesting Dog in the World”.
  • Big News and Body Image

    jennincat
    6 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    So here’s our big news… We are going to ALASKA!!! We are not just going to Alaska we are making it an epic road trip of 6000 miles from Key West to Alaska. I’m so excited! Alaska has been on our dream list since we left but until now we’ve only talked about it. Honestly, driving the Alaskan highway seemed a little scary to me. I’ve heard it can be very remote at places. What if we run out of gas? What if we are in an accident and there isn’t reception? What if? What if? What if? But after seeing the 48 states we knew it was time to set those “what ifs” aside…
  • Life Lately – Finding a New “Normal” with Baby

    jennincat
    23 May 2014 | 9:27 am
    Hello from the Florida Keys! This is one of our favorite places to visit. It’s were I filmed my Florida kettlebell workout two years ago. I’m doing well and I have some very exciting news (at least I’m super excited!) that I’m going to share next week. There is a BIG adventure ahead but until then here is a little update on life lately. The last few weeks have been focused on finding our family’s new “normal”…well as normal as life on the road in an RV can be.  As those of you with kids know, having a new baby is a challenging but wonderful…
  • Welcome Thing 3!!!!

    jennincat
    25 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Thing 3 was born at home in our RV on April 12th. It was by far the most painful but also one of the most beautiful and empowering experiences in my life. We had a birth photographer so as soon as I get those pictures and can find the time I’ll share the story. I’m grateful to report that Thing 3 is healthy and thriving. Nursing is going well and he gained his birthweight back plus 2 oz by the time he was 10 days old. I’m recovering slowly and couldn’t be more in love with this little guy. It’s really cool to have a baby and teenagers at the same time. Not only…
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    "Get Up and Get Moving"

  • Thursday’s Thought!!

    jillknapp
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Why don’t I feel well? The answer is simple: drink water!Water is pure liquid refreshment and accounts for a large percentage of what makes each of us “human.” The average 150 lb. adult body contains 40 to 50 quarts of water. Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is “water weight”: Blood is 83% water Muscles are 75% water The brain is 74% water Bone is 22% water The Fountain of Youth, Health, and Everything Else that’s Good- Water is necessary for your body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. It also detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries away waste from the body. And…
  • Jill Knapp’s Fit Tip Tuesday!!

    jillknapp
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    10 outstanding fit tips 1. Be physically active. 2. Eat protein at every meal. 3. Don’t keep treats in your home. Enjoy them away from home. 4. Drink Drink and Drink more water. 5. Eat 6 small meals a day instead of 3 big ones. 6. Be very choosy when eating a nighttime snack. 7. If stressed use a non-food alternative to cope. 8. Don’t eat after 8pm at night. 9. Eat foods that are in season 10. Find a exercise you enjoy and do it often.
  • Thursday’s Thought!

    jillknapp
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:35 am
    So Go Workout!
  • Thrusday’s Thought!!

    jillknapp
    22 May 2014 | 11:12 am
    With Summer here there are lot’s of BBQ’s.. Always bring a Veggie Platter so you will have a healthy option.
  • Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday ~

    jillknapp
    13 May 2014 | 7:04 am
    Making music a source of inspiration. I love music.  It has always been a strong force of inspiration in my life.  When life gets hard I get my ear phones on!! :-)  Music really can have a positive affect when times are tough or your just having a bad day.  Sometimes we just need a boost. Sometimes when I am not wanting to workout I pop on one of these songs and my mood changes.  I love how music can affect us in such a positive way.    These are just a few of my pick me up song’s. :-)  Happy Tuesday!! Eye of the Tiger – Survivor Roar - Katy Perry Man In The Mirror – Michael…
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Why It’s Okay to Say NO to Extreme Fitness

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The phrase “no pain no gain” has been around for a while but with “insane” workouts and fitspiration photos of ripped bodies it seems to have gone to a new level. When did the gold standard of a good workout become dropping with exhaustion or pain so bad you can’t bend your arms? I am not a bad ass. I don’t go into beast mode. I don’t believe puking should be a badge of workout honor. I am not ripped. I do not have a six-pack. I admire them but I also know what has to be sacrificed to obtain a chiseled mid section. I don’t want to do figure competitions and strut my stuff on…
  • What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112

    Brian Duncan
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question about what is the optimal workout week. In this video: Weight Training is Non-negotiable! Different types of cardio (steady-state and HIIT) and when you should be doing each. The post What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Farmers Market Finds for July 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Farmers Market Finds for July 2014 by Pamela Hernandez Where has the summer gone? Don’t let it pass you by without taking advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruits your local farmers market can provide! I feel like I’ve only been able to visit the farmers market a few times, certainly not as often as I have wanted to. When I have been able to visit, it’s always been in a rush. I always get there just before the close of the market or when I am trying to beat the rain. This past Saturday, however, I finally got to have a have slow stroll through the Farmers Market of the Ozarks. I…
  • The Best Cookbooks To Help You Eat Your Veggies

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez We have been so fortunate in the Ozarks to have a nice balance of rain and sunshine this summer. The temperature so far has also been fairly mild. While I am not an expert, these conditions seem to be perfect for growing produce. I am greeted at the farmers market with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. Home gardens are also starting to overflow with cucumbers, squash and tomatoes. The excess is showing up in office break rooms and being gladly shared with neighbors. This boon brings about the enviable question…. What do I do with all these vegetables? You can of…
  • Fast and Easy No Blender Protein Shakes

    Pamela Hernandez
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    image by W Brian Duncan I have Vitamix envy. I see so many wonderful smoothie and shake recipes featuring the Vitamix on blogs and Pinterest. They make me feel so “less than”. I have a blender but its best days are behind it. Any time I make a smoothie with anything tougher than a banana, I end up with a lot of little chunks at the bottom. We own a JuiceMan juicer that must be at least 12 years old. It still works but it’s a nightmare to clean. We have limited counter space so the juicer lives on a high shelf in its original box. I often forget it’s there and when I do it’s just too…
 
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    Comeback Momma

  • Wordless Wednesday: Healthy Smoothie Ideas

    Jenn
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Welcome to another Wordless Wednesday. I’ve been working on incorporating healthy smoothies into my diet this summer. Here are photos of a few of my favorites. Enjoy and link on up your WW posts.  Kale, peaches, frozen watermelon slices Bananas, vanilla yogurt, honey, fresh ginger Frozen wild blueberries, regular blueberries, mixed greens, orange slices, raspberries. Banana, blueberries, cottage cheese, vanilla almond milk, ice. See full recipe here. Can’t wait to see your posts for this week. Make it a great one! An InLinkz Link-up   The post Wordless Wednesday: Healthy…
  • Vacation Planning: Family Camping Tips

    Jenn
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    Vacation Planning: Family Camping Tips Summer is a great time to try family camping. Kids love it and as long as you are prepared, family camping can be a great experience for all. Here are some ideas to help you make your family camping trip a success: Tent Selection If you have small children, you’ll likely want a tent that is big enough for the entire family. With older kids, you may want to consider separate tents. I am excited that my kids are almost at the age where my husband and I can be in our own tent. When it comes to tent camping, it’s a good idea to practice setting…
  • Healthy Night Time Snack Ideas #GoodNightSnack

    Jenn
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    When I was pregnant, I had horrible morning sickness. Kellogg’s Cereals were often the only thing I could keep down (Frosted Mini Wheats in particular). Maybe this passed down to my kids because they are huge cereal lovers too. My family can truly eat cereal morning, noon and night. For our summer evenings, we decided to come up with snack ideas that are both healthy and easy to make. My daughter LOVES Kellogg’s Fruit Loops. We came up with a recipe to incorporate fruit and yogurt too. We decided to call this one Rainbow Apple Slices. They are super easy to make and fun to eat…
  • Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad

    Jenn
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Salad Have you used sweet potatoes in a salad? They are asuperfood that is high in beta-carotene, potassium, and manganese. Pumpkin seeds add extra crunch! Super yummy and sweet. Makes 2 servings Total Time: 1 hour 15 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 30 min. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1½ tsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice ½ tsp. raw honey (or pure maple syrup) 1 dash Himalayan salt (or sea salt) 1 tsp. chopped fresh herbs (like basil, oregano or parsley) (to taste; optional) 1 medium baked sweet potato, peeled and cut into…
  • Protect Your Cell Phone with Rhinoshield

    Jenn
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:21 am
    Protect Your Cell Phone with Rhinoshield Perhaps you have seen them, or something similar at the mall. You know, the guys who show you how you can hammer this stuff and it won’t break. I’ve always been a bit skeptical, but I had the chance to test RHINOSHIELD for myself and I am quite impressed. Here is my review video: Product Specifications Keep your screen intact with RhinoShield Choose iPhone 5/5C/5S, Nexus 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, or Galaxy S5 Unique 6-layer polymer film provides shock-dispersion Will never shatter upon impact Hardness of up to 3H prevents direct scratch damage…
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog » Dr. J will see you now

  • Dr. J on Medical Condition Terminology: Critical, Serious, Fair, Good, and Guarded

    CalorieLab
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Navy Medicine/Flickr INT. FOYER OF THE CHEZ J MANSION – LATE EVENING It was a hard day’s evening. I had been in the operating room from early morning and had just gotten home. The phone rang. “Dr J, I am a reporter from the Sun and you are the surgeon of record for the County Commissioner’s son. What is the patient’s condition?” I thought for a few moments. “Ah … guarded,” was my fatigued reply. “Guarded? What does that mean?” My mind said, “I’m not really sure, but I’ve heard that on the TV soap…
  • Researchers: Subtract 10 years of aging by avoiding smoking and other negative lifestyle behaviors

    CalorieLab
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Preventative Medicine In a recent CalorieLab column, I wrote about the six healthy lifestyle behaviors that needed our compliance. Now a new study out of Switzerland confirms that not only will these actions add years to our lives, but it has produced a chart that predicts at what age we’ll die based on our lifestyle behaviors. Although the idea the a healthy lifestyle will delay aging, this new study is one of the first to demonstrate, as lead author Eva Martin-Diener puts it, that “[a] healthy lifestyle can help you stay ten years younger.” Smoking, junk food,…
  • Chinese researchers find lead connection to childhood behavior problems

    CalorieLab
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ed Yourdon/Flickr During my pediatric rotation in medical school I learned about the dangers, especially to children, from lead poisoning. There are still many sources of lead in our environment, including older paint, exhaust fumes burning of coal and other fuels, batteries, solder, pipes, pottery, roofing materials, and cosmetics. As I was exposed to many of these while living in an old home on a narrow big city street I decided to ask one of my teachers about it in class one day: “Doctor, how long will it take for all the lead that I have absorbed from living here…
  • Can chronic disease be ended within this century?

    CalorieLab
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    I recently saw an article in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals, with the very impressive, optimistic title, “Prevention of chronic disease in the 21st century: elimination of the leading preventable causes of premature death and disability in the USA.” Reading that title I felt like I was hearing the preamble to the Star Spangled Banner with the Fourth of July fireworks going off at the same time! Finally, an answer to the worst chronic disease conditions which are the leading causes of our poor health, suffering, disability, and…
  • A cancer patient on how to be helpful to cancer patients

    CalorieLab
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    We live in a cancerogenic world! If you or your family has not been touched by this dreaded disease consider yourselves very lucky. When a cancer diagnosis does happen we want so much to be helpful, but often we have very little idea as to how or we fear that our help may not be appropriate or even misguided. If you have a friend or family member going through a cancer diagnosis, This is an opportunity for you to rise to your best self. It is your chance to support and help someone find the hope they need so desperately. Here is a brief list of how we can be helpful from an article written by…
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    PerfectBodyRX.com

  • 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…
  • MMA Workout | Fighter Training to Build Explosive Power & Strength

    Jamin Thompson
    20 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you’re like me and grew up in the 80′s & 90′s there’s a good chance you were a big fan of superheroes and bodybuilders. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Frank Zane, Flex Wheeler, Shawn Ray… Superman, HULK, Bane, Wolverine, Colossus, Juggernaut, Duke Nukem… ….and of course we can’t forget about Doomsday (the crazy jacked mofo who killed Superman). Those dudes were badasses most kids back in the day all wanted to be like and look like… …but today is a new era. The rules of the game have changed. Most guys no…
  • Effort Over Everything

    Jamin Thompson
    13 May 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Ray Lewis: It Has Nothing To Do With Talent & Everything To Do With Effort The 2014 NFL Draft has come and gone…and a new class of young athletes are now living their dreams as pros. Of course (just like every year) the post-draft debates still rage, with self- proclaimed experts, critics, and trolls asking and wondering “how did this guy make it” or “how did that guy make it” (which by the way can really spark some really heated arguments on social media if you’ve never taken part in these things). You’ll have the nerds in the lab coats (do you…
  • The 1000 Pull-Up Workout | Bodyweight Armageddon WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Over the years I’ve tried and experimented with just about every exercise and training tool out there… …Dyno, Prowler, Tires, Sleds, Barbells, Dumbbells, Bodyweight, TRX, Kamagon Balls, Ropes, Rings, Sandbags, Stairs, Hills… …Sledgehammers, Kegs, Atlas Stones, Bodyweight, Bootleg Home Depot Creations…etc. The list goes on and on. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to push myself. New ways to get stronger. New ways to improve my conditioning. New ways to crush old PR’s. New ways to take it to the next level. New ways to kick more ass.
  • How To Become A Fitness Model (and get paid)

    Jamin Thompson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Seems like every day or so, someone either emails me or hits me up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram asking me how they can break into fitness modeling. I guess you could say a career in fitness modeling is all the rage these days. But how do you get started? Even more difficult to figure out is… …how can you get paid for your efforts? Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of great info out there that can help point you in the right direction. Most of the articles you’ll find on Google suck. Most of the “how to” videos you’ll find on YouTube suck. Most of…
 
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    All Things Gym

  • Chanko Nabe – The Sumo Stew

    Gregor
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:32 am
    Today I Learned about Chankonabe a.k.a. the Sumo Stew. Chanko Nabe Chanko: Sumo Wrestler Food Nabe: Pot The bulk of Chanko Nabe is made up of large quantities of protein sources. Pork, meat balls, fish, chicken, tofu. They seem to throw everything in there. Sumo wrestlers eat it in massive quantities. Of course they add in lots of rice to bring up calories. Looks like a perfect lazy athlete’s crockpot meal if you ask me. See the second video below for more detailed instructions. Know of any other dishes that are popular with strength athletes around the world? Share them in the…
  • Ilya Ilyin 185kg Snatch + 239kg Clean & Jerk Competition Comeback 2014

    Gregor
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:46 am
    Meanwhile in Kazakhstan … In his 195kg Snatch off Blocks video I told you about the Anatoly Khrapaty Tournament, which is Ilya Ilyin’s first competition since the 2012 London Olympics. He weighed in at 107.4kg, so he lifted in the +105kg category (no need to impede preparation for worlds). See the full results below. How did he do? This madman got a 185kg Snatch and 239kg Clean & Jerk for a 424kg Total. You know, just casually lifting 1kg more than the current 105kg C&J World Record and beating his old PR C&J and Total (185 + 233 = 418 at London 2012). The Best…
  • Joseph Pena 330kg Squat Age 15

    Gregor
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Meanwhile in the US … What the … ? 15 year Joseph Pena Squats 330kg (727 lbs)? Happened at the USAPL Raw Nationals. Joseph Pena 330kg Squat Age 15 is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Yury Vlasov Documentary “A 20000 Ton Barbell” + Excerpts from his Book “Fairness of Strength”

    Gregor
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    Documentary Time! Today you get another Weightlifting History Lesson which is brought to you by ATG reader Sergiy Turchyn (who already provided the Rudolf Plukfelder Documentary Translation). This one is about Yury Vlasov. Who is Yury Vlasov, you ask? That’s the reason I am posting this here. To make you aware of the calibre of lifters that existed before there was YouTube. Prior to Sergiy bringing him to my attention I didn’t know him either. Just take a look at his Wikipedia page to get a glimpse of his accomplishments in the sport. He had 31 world records… After I…
  • 2014 US Weightlifting Nationals Highlights

    Gregor
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Okay, If you are not following ATG on Facebook (or twitter) here is what went down over the weekend at the 2014 US Weightlifting National Championships. Final Results Men’s +105kg Caine Wilkes got a 182kg Snatch and 218kg C&J (227kg miss) Men’s 94kg Snatch Recording + Warm Up Lifts from Dmitry Klokov Clean & Jerk Recording + Warm Up Lifts 168kg Snatch for Norik Vardanian set a new American Snatch Record in the 94kg. Unfortunately he bombed in the Clean & Jerk [video]. From Norik’s Facebook: Nationals did not go as well as planned. As most of you know by now, I…
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  • Misses Are Just Warm-ups

    Scott Andrew Bird
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Excellent way of looking at it Jedd. 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
  • How They Got Started : Ray Hulm

    Ray Hulm
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Ray Hulm.I love hearing everyones' fitness backgrounds, it's always fascinating to hear how someone got started. Here's how Ray Hulm began his own training journey. Scott Hi Scott, Thanks for the newsletter. I thought that my training background might interest you. I trained as a teenager for a few years but like so many of us got sidetracked into other things (work as well as sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll) although I never lost interest and always intended to make a comeback. I eventually started training again in my mid thirties getting very involved in martial arts as well as weight…
  • Looking At : Jul 20, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:13 am
    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. Jawbone's new Up App Makes Healthy Eating a Whole Lot Easier : Some interesting ideas in here. Say hello to the VYPER (think 'vibrating foam roller') : Great mix. Google Maps Gas Leak information : Nice one. Would love to see similar maps on a number of public health items - such as air quality, water availability etc. Globally of course. A Month of Soylent : 30 days of liquid nourishment. The Army's Bioprinted Skin Is…
  • The Kennedy Lift

    Scott Andrew Bird
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:50 pm
    The Kennedy Lift.One of the lifts that Warren Lincoln Travis included in his 'Challenge to the World' - the Kennedy Lift. A partial Jefferson Lift, performed here with the aid of a Hand and Thigh Bar attached to a regular bar. Love it. 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
  • Muscle-Ups For Reps

    Scott Andrew Bird
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Nice one. btw, if you're currently unable to do them, here's the basic progression. 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
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  • 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...
  • Vote to make triathlon the next NCAA Emerging Sport for Women

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Bowling, fencing, triathlon and rowing. Which one of these doesn't belong with the others? The answer is triathlon, but why? The other three sports are sports for women officially sanctioned by the NCAA. This week, however, that could...
 
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  • Swim For Better Heart Health

    jason
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post from Becky Flanigan. I have a post coming out soon about 5 foods for great heart health, so this one seemed appropriate! Plus, I love swimming.  Take it away, Becky! For those who want to have their exercise routine help maintain a healthy heart, consider the pool. Swimming is a great way to get yourself in shape, which will translate into a heart that has to work less during everyday life. Here are some things to consider: Excellent cardiovascular conditioning Swimming improves the body’s use of oxygen, without overworking your heart, and provides an excellent…
  • 20 Slow-Carb Meal Ideas (Photos)

    jason
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the most difficult challenges folks seem to run into while working out their slow-carb diet is coming up with things to eat. It seems that the things people go to always is eggs, spinach, and lentils for breakfast and some ground beef, beans, and broccoli for lunch and dinner. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. You may love it, it may not bother you, and in fact it might even help you see success more quickly. Go-to meals are gone to for a reason. But if more is what you’re after, but you’re still having trouble coming up with ideas, here are some photos of…
  • Introducing the Slow-Carb Meal Planner

    jason
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s here! The doors of the slow-carb meal planner are finally open, and you’re invited to join the other early birds! To jump right in, click the link below – or keep reading if you want to know more. Yes, I want to get my slow-carb meals planned! Meal planning is critical to success on any type of diet, but it takes time. You have to sit down and actually think about what you’re going to eat for an entire week, and then you have to write up a shopping list. For busy people like you, it’s tough to take that time. There are two other things people often are…
  • Slow-Carb Diet Tips: Managing Dinner Out With Friends

    jason
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s inevitable. You finally get a hold of your habits, you’re making good strides, you’ve finally been able to stick to the plan for the first time in a long time. And then someone invites you over for dinner, and it’s not on your “free” day. What do you do? Do you freak out? Do you decide to take a break from the plan? Do you tell them you can’t make it? We all have been in situations that make us feel awkward because of our decision to live a healthier, fitter lifestyle. Not too long ago, I had one in my own family! We usually have family dinners…
  • Slow-Carb Diet Tips: How To Plan Your Own Meals

    jason
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    With this post, I might be shooting myself in the foot. But that’s OK, because my goal is really to get you the tools you need to see success. But before I get to the main topic for today, I want to share some feedback from the last post from a reader who works in a cafe. Jamie offers some extra prep tips that we’ll all be thankful for: “If you prepare garlic in larger amounts it will oxidize and go bitter, make sure to store it in EVOO or enough white white wine vinegar to cover it. The same thing applies to chopped or diced onions, moreso if they are chopped in a food…
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  • Understanding Your Cardio Workout Routine

    michael
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    What Is Cardio Training? A cardio workout routine is a type of fitness training that can strengthen and improve your cardiovascular system. This post discusses some of the positive effects and a few drawbacks of a cardio workout routine. The Positive Points of a Cardio Workout Routine Cardio training is a a great way to improve your health and fitness and this can be done in numerous ways. Here are some of the positive effects a cardio workout routine can have on you. Improvement In Cardiovascular Fitness: A stronger heart and lungs can be achieved with cardio training. This type of training…
  • 5 Dumbbell Exercises To Add To Your Exercise Routine

    michael
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Don’t Miss Out On These Dumbbell Exercises If you are looking for a way to improve your fitness level and your appearance which doesn’t include any machines, then these 5 dumbell exercises may be the answer. Whether you add all of them or just a couple of these exercises,  you may find what you have been missing in your exercise routine. So read on for the five dumbbell exercises that may give you better results. Remember always consult your physician to make sure your healthy enough to do any exercise program. 1: Standing Dumbbell Oblique Twist The standing dumbbell oblique…
  • 5 Drinks That May Boost Metabolism

    michael
    22 Jun 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Metabolism Boosting Drinks The word metabolism often gets thrown around in the world of health and fitness creating much interest which often leads to the over hyped creation of many so called metabolism boosting drinks and foods. If somehow you are able to look past some of this hype and learn what may be true and what may not be, you may find some metabolism boosting drinks that may benefit you. In this article I am going to show you five possible metabolism boosting drinks and why in my opinion they may help you burn more calories each day. 1) Cold Water This metabolism boosting drink is…
  • The Importance Of Core Strengthening

    michael
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:08 am
    Why Core Strengthening Is A Must One of the most important part of having a healthy and fit body is understanding the importance of core strengthening. If you are someone who is slim then thinking you dont need to work your core is definitely wrong. Having a core that is strong is not all about having good abs as it also includes strong glutes and lower back. A fit individual has a core with muscle balance which means strong in the front and in the back. Reasons To Have A Strong Core. The muscles of the body work in synergy with the core so it is of the utmost importace that the foundation of…
  • 5 Core Bodyweight Exercises For A Stronger Core

    michael
    26 May 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Core Bodyweight Exercises A core that is well developed will give you good posture, protect you from getting injured , improve your balance, all which can be achieved with core bodyweight training. This article will give you five core bodyweight exercises for training your core. As with any exercise program, you should always consult your physician before starting. #1 Plank The plank will work your entire core even though it looks like a simple core bodyweight exercise. The instructions below will help you with how to do a plank. 1: Kneel down and put your forearms on the floor. 2. Bring your…
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  • How To Minimize The Midnight Munchies

    Kim
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    A growling stomach late at night is no fun.  It’s nearly impossible to get to sleep, or stay asleep, when we’re hungry.  We trudge to the fridge and grab the easiest, and often the least healthy, snack we can find to satisfy our cravings.  If this happens to you night after night, it can get old very quickly, and you may be ruining your diet in the process.  Is there any possible way to avoid these cravings and stick to a healthier plan?  Here are 4 ways! Regular Eating Schedule — This is extremely important if you want to break the cycle of late night snacking.  Plan…
  • It’s Marathon, Not A Sprint!

    Kim
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson When I first got into fitness, my coach/mentor would say this to me all the time. I would be like, I’m working my big ole butt off and results aren’t coming. What’s the deal!. I may have been a tad sassier, but you know you where I’m coming from. He would talk my journey — blah, blah. Guess what now that I’m a fitness professional I talk about the journey. Here’s why. I’m not hiker or mountain climber, but this is how…
  • Little Book Of Thin — Fabulous Fit Squad

    Kim
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:06 pm
    If you are someone who is looking for quick tips and tricks this book is it!! I really love the this books. Most of the tips and tricks are things I give my clients, but I also learned a few that I will be sharing with me clients as well. This is a great read and well worth your time.  Check out this episode!   Next month I’ll be reading 50 ways to soothe yourself without food. The post Little Book Of Thin — Fabulous Fit Squad appeared first on Fab Fit Squad. Related posts: No related posts.
  • Savage 7 2014

    Kim
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Savage 7 program comes with a 7 day program of  the gives you a listing of whole foods and detoxifying products, a cardio program, an at home training program, coaching and a 30 day menu to follow after the 7 days are over! We will keep you motivated and educated on how to make this a healthy lifestyle. This is not a quick fix weight loss solution. The idea behind The Savage 7 program is to help you jumpstart your body into living healthy and reducing your body’s dependence on processed foods, artificial flavors and sweeteners. What’s left is a diet rich in clean and unprocessed…
  • What’s For Dinner?? Menu Planning Tips

    Kim
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    I remember when I was kid, I would call me my Mom at work and ask that very question. I would get the answer you are at home take something out to defrost and I’ll deal with it at home. Now a days the answer is probably I’ll pick something up on the way or or home something and I’ll pay for it when I get home. Back when I was a kid there was no such thing as delivery and I also use to walk up hill to school (had to throw that in there). Now that I’m an adult and coming home after a long day, the last thing I want to do is deal with dinner! Here are a few tips that I…
 
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  • Trouble Losing? Try This Crazy Strategy

    Suzanne Hiscock
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Dropping those unwanted pounds can be a frustrating when you’re not seeing any progress. When you don’t see a change when you step on the scale or a change in body fat percentage, or even a change in how your clothes fit, it’s enough to make you want to give up completely. You feel discouraged. You’re no longer motivated and start thinking, “Why bother?” Then you go back to the old habits that caused the weight gain in the first place, feeling like an utter failure. If this is how you’re feeling, there’s a crazy, counter-intuitive strategy I want you to…
  • Your Body by The Numbers – A Weight Loss Cheat Sheet

    Suzanne Hiscock
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    There are so many numbers being thrown at you when it comes to losing weight, getting fit and eating healthy, it’s no wonder people just focus on the number on the scale. But that number on the scale doesn’t tell you everything. Focusing only on a weight loss goal can sometimes be unmotivating (if you don’t see the scale drop fast enough). It can also be misleading (if you’re gaining muscle, for example). And let’s face it, while we’d all love to look like fitness models, it’s just not realistic to set that as a goal. Not even fitness models look like…
  • 6 Things to Do in the Morning To Drop the Pounds

    Suzanne Hiscock
    13 May 2014 | 7:56 am
    Life can be hectic enough in the morning without have to worry about your weight loss goals. But preparing yourself for a new day with those goals in mind can set you up for success. Sure, in an ideal world, we’d all be super-organized and have every single meal planned out before we roll out of bed because we would have planned everything the evening before. I don’t know about you but my brain is fried by day’s end. I really am a morning person. Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, here are five things you can do in the morning to help you lose weight: 1)…
  • Should You Be Doing High Intensity Exercise?

    Suzanne Hiscock
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Whether you’re a novice when it comes to exercise or regularly workout, I’m sure you’ve noticed the latest trend of high intensity exercise. Whether you know it as CrossFit, P90X, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Tabata or boot camps, what it comes down to is heart-pounding, sweat-inducing, ‘my clothes are drenched and I can’t move’ intense workouts. Intense workouts burn calories. But more isn’t always better when it comes to exercise. Should you be doing high intensity exercise? Do the benefits outweigh the risks? What is High Intensity…
  • 6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

    Suzanne Hiscock
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    Ah springtime. It’s time to not only shake off the boots and winter blues, but shake off all the bad food habits we accumulated over the past three months. We tend to eat more stews and “heavy: comfort foods during winter as the days grow cold and dark. If winter had you a bit stir crazy — and a few pounds heavier — it’s time to spring clean your diet. Here are my top six ways to take advantage of spring fever energy and make changes to help you drop the extra winter weight just in time for shorts season. *gulp* Drop a Starch or Two If you know me, you know I’m…
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  • The Science of Willing Yourself Healthy

    Tony Schober, CPT
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Today’s post comes from a good friend, Amy Clover of Strong Inside Out. Amy is the creator of the 30×30 Project, a tour of donation-based bootcamps that benefit suicide prevention charity. This year, she’s doing another tour which she calls “The 30×30 Project all grown up.” Amy believes, as do I, that strength is more than just how much weight you can lift. Let’s help Amy help others “unleash their strong,” no matter how dark things might seem. I encourage you to check out her campaign for The Strong Inside Out Tour here, and if it’s something you…
  • How to Start Strength Training When You’re Not Sure How

    Tony Schober, CPT
    9 Mar 2014 | 6:10 am
    Strength training is the ultimate body transformation tool. Here are 8 beginner (and not so beginner) tips that will get you started on the right path. Don’t Be Intimidated Being intimidated of the gym is one of the biggest reasons people never go. Let me be the first to tell you that it is completely normal to feel intimidated when you’ve never been to the gym before. Not only that, but feelings of intimidation happen for experienced lifters too. I’ve personally been lifting for over 20 years. I’ve been a member of close to a dozen gyms. I even have my own home gym.
  • 8 Weight Loss Tips You Still Aren’t Using (#4 is a Must)

    Tony Schober, CPT
    23 Feb 2014 | 6:04 am
    Think you’re doing everything possible to reach your weight loss goals? The following 8 tips are often forgotten, but are integral to your success. Believe in Yourself Self-doubt is a debilitating feeling to have when it comes to weight loss. You have to do more than just go through the motions. Believing that achieving your goals is possible is the first step towards sustainable weight loss. That means having the confidence to know you can push yourself during your workouts. It means knowing you are in control of food. It means believing in yourself even when no one else does. Write it…
  • How to Eat Healthy When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To

    Tony Schober, CPT
    16 Feb 2014 | 6:12 am
    One of the hardest parts of transitioning into a healthy lifestyle is trying to eat healthier when your spouse has no desire to change their ways. Here are 8 things you can do to make your transition easier. Take Ownership of Your Behavior As difficult as it is to try eating healthy when your partner doesn’t support you, the fact still remains that no one is force feeding you. There are always going to be people around you that want to see you fail, so if you ever want to succeed, you will have come to grips that you are in complete control of your actions. Confront Them About Peer…
  • How to Make Every Day a Cheat Day Without Sacrificing Your Goals

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Feb 2014 | 5:52 am
    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could eat what you wanted and still lose weight or maintain a fit physique? Without sounding too much like an infomercial, I want to show you how that’s not only completely possible, but necessary for long term weight management. It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way Losing weight and getting fit is not about giving up everything you love about food. It’s not about eating clean 100% of the time. It’s not about eating flavorless food or about feeling excluded from life events. You don’t have to feel like the odd ball because your goals…
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  • The Ultimate Home Exercise Program for A Total Hip Replacement

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Designed by Nicole Sheldon and Joseph M. Keating, UQ-Ochsner Clinical School, Class of 2014 You are about to undergo hip surgery.  After your successful surgery, 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 20-Minute High-Intensity Interval Training Run Workout

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    The benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are unsurmountable. HIIT has been shown to improve subcutaneous fat burn (fat underneath the skin), aerobic and anaerobic […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aging Women Need High-Intensity Exercise

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    High-intensity interval training (HIIT) should be incorporated into all of our lives without a doubt. There is quite a bit of research to back up […] 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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  • Healthy Hacks for Staying Fit On the Road

    Steve
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada! Over the past six months, I have not missed a workout despite spending time in quite a few different places: Nashville, TN Dallas, TX Austin, TX Atlanta, GA Miami, FL A floating music festival San Diego, CA Maui, HI Las Vegas, NV (three times!) Portland, OR Not only have I not missed a workout, but I’ve also managed to get in the best shape of my life over that time frame.  We receive emails every day from people who have the same problem: “Steve, when I’m at home I am great and can stay on track, but I travel a lot for work and…
  • Is Muscle Memory a Real Thing?

    Steve
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    I slid into home on a close play. It was a few weeks back during a recreational kickball game, and because I essentially slid with 100% effort (while wearing shorts and sneakers) trying to avoid getting pegged with the ball, I scraped up my legs, arm, stomach, and hand. All of my teammates starting laughing at me, saying “Steve, it’s just a kickball game! Why did you slide!?” As I looked at my bruised and battered body, I couldn’t help but laugh.  It just…happened, just like it has happened a few other times this season during minor plays. No matter how hard…
  • Crockpot Pulled Pork: 1 Pot, 5 Awesome Meals. (CAMP NERD FITNESS SALE ENDS FRIDAY!)

    Noel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Hey guys!  Before we get into this post from NF Rebel Chef Noel, don’t forget that early bird pricing for Camp Nerd Fitness (with a newly updated site and schedule!) ends on Friday!   Hope to see you at the BIGGEST EVENT IN NF HISTORY!!! Take it away Noel! If there’s one thing I’ve come to love as I’ve learned to cook over the past few years, it’s being able to look forward to a mouth-watering meal. Few things match the anticipation of coming home to a meal ready and waiting for you in the slow cooker. In fact, it’s kinda like this. While bacon often…
  • How to Deal with Haters

    Steve
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Imagine the following scenario: You’re sitting around a dinner table at a restaurant and everybody places an order for a meal: Person 1: Chicken and broccoli please! Person 2: I’ll have fish, quinoa, and a salad please. Person 3: I’ll take the steak, asparagus, and sweet potato please. Person 4: I’ll take a double cheese burger and chili cheese fries please! For the sake of argument, let’s assume person 1, 2, and 3 are generally healthy, and person 4 is overweight.  Can you see persons 1-3 saying the following: “Are you seriously going to eat…
  • Becoming Antifragile: How to Prepare Yourself for Chaos

    Steve
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    What would you say if I asked, “What’s the opposite of fragile?” Most would say unbreakable, strong, or sturdy. Author Naseem Taleb however, argues that the opposite of fragile isn’t strong or sturdy, but ANTIfragile. Right now, you’re probably thinking: “Steve, that’s not even a word. What the heck are you talking about?” Welp, I read Taleb’s book, Antifragile: Things that Gain From Disorder, a few months back upon the recommendation from Anthony and Brett, and absolutely fell in love with the concept. I think I read it in a matter…
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  • What duh Heck is DAT? Mystery Foods Identified: Jicama

    Jamie Beeson
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    My 3 year old started saying “What duh heck?” at age 2. I know. Not funny and some would say that’s offensive. But, I have to admit, I giggled the first several times he said it. Coming out of a little boy’s mouth with a 2 year old lisp, it sounds pretty funny. Anyway, he doesn’t say it as often any more, but I’m hearing it more from my older kids these days. It mostly comes out of their mouths when staring at their dinner plates. [Read more]
  • I’m Causing a Break-up at My House

    Jamie Beeson
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    That’s it. It’s over. That relationship is no longer working for me and it’s only making my life miserable. It’s time for some time apart, some mutual distance and separation. It’s actually not my relationship, it’s my son’s relationship. It’s not with a girl, it’s with his I-POD. [Read more]
  • Why Your Desk Job is Affecting Your Health

    Jamie Beeson
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    This does not qualify as a note from your doctor excusing you from work. It's also not intended to be used as your reasoning in your letter of resignation. After reading this, you can just consider yourself "aware." Hopefully, awareness will cause you to be proactive. [Read more]
  • What duh Heck is DAT? Mystery Foods Identified: Quinoa

    Jamie Beeson
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    While this food is becoming more and more standard in the American diet, I still find that I run into people who at the very least, don't know how to pronounce it. Quinoa. If you say it right, it makes you feel like you're speaking French or something. Pronounced "KEEN-wa", this little seed is often mistaken for a grain. It'd actually be considered a pseudo-grain or pseudo-cereal. This just means that is has a similar look and nutrient profile as other cereals and grains, but is actually related to the beets, chard and spinach family. The leaves of the quinoa plant can be eaten as well. [Read…
  • Summer Garden Recipe Goodness

    Jamie Beeson
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:09 am
    Summer is my favorite time of year for produce selections. I'm not a green thumb, but I'm determined to become one someday when I grow up (or maybe when I'm not growing a 'kid' garden)! There's nothing like fresh fruits and veggies from your own garden. I've only gotten to experience this thanks to neighbors and friends who DO have a green thumb and put in all of the time and effort it takes to tend to a garden. Thank goodness for overproducing plants! They have to share with me! [Read more]
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  • 10 Things I’ve Learned About Camping and Hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    We were on the upper NC section of the Blue Ridge Parkway this year, which has more open, rolling pastureland than you see in the “High Country” lower down. The park’s boundaries are narrower in this section — sometimes only a half-mile wide — so in addition to enjoying some grassland “hobbit hikes” along with our mountain-climbing and waterfalls, we also brushed up against more farms, homes, and… well, cows… this year. (We called them wild cows, or cow-bears, in order to feel more daring and adventurous.) The photo above is the view just…
  • How to Work Against the Ropes

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    At most boxing gyms you’ll hear coaches tell you to stay off the ropes and control the center of the ring during your rounds. And that’s sound advice. But there’s also some good things to be said about being the kind of fighter who can perform well against the ropes, and even win a fight using rope skills. Here’s what I mean. When you’re new in the ring, you tend to fight your rounds with your back to the ropes because your opponent is controlling the motion and running things from the center. You go where your opponent sends you — toward the edges of the…
  • Two Things You Want in a Sparring Partner

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    18 Feb 2014 | 1:36 pm
    The transition from the floor of the gym to the boxing ring can be a bitch. When you’re new, you can barely tell a jab from a cross; the prospect of live sparring feels like being dropped into a pit with Jabba the Hutt’s Rancor (pictured above, nomming someone’s arm). So how the hell do you know what to ask for or expect in a sparring partner? Well, you ask someone who’s been doing it a while. I’ll tell you my experience with it, and then you can ask someone else. Find your tribe and they’ll help you get through this. Okay, me first. I won’t lie to…
  • New USA Boxing Rules for Amateur Competition

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    7 Feb 2014 | 3:04 pm
    The scoring of boxing events at the 2012 London Olympics was a mess. Yes, we were thrilled to finally see the ban against women’s boxing in the Olympic Games lifted, and despite heavy inequalities between the number of men versus the number of women allowed to compete, there was a tremendous showing of support. But the outdated, inefficient, and highly-variable computerized scoring rules that have governed amateur boxing for years finally caused enough problems to grease the wheels of massive change in the sport. The International Boxing Association (AIBA), the body which governs USA…
  • Before You Compete in Boxing…

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    14 Nov 2013 | 6:51 am
    Because an amateur boxer’s passbook runs from January to December, there’s a lotta “getting ready to fight” going on in boxing during the last few months of the year. You need to be in good condition and getting close to your weight category position. And Thor knows you want to get that first looming match over with, out of your system, and finished with (for good or ill) so that you can move the hell on and start to settle into the competition groove. Because the truth is that you operate at about half — or less — of your usual power at your first show.
 
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  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #154 – Why You Can’t Remember Being a Baby, Why Sunscreen in the US Sucks, and Food Ingredients That Sound Dangerous But Aren’t

    Alex Juel
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Research explains why you can’t remember being a baby (Science Alert) When we’re babies we form brain cells at a higher rate than at any other time of our lives, because we’re learning so much. New research suggests that all the new neurons that we form as infants could be pushing out established memory circuits. Paleo Portion Sizes: How Much Is Just Right? People are so used to restricting how many calories they eat that they find it hard to believe that calories aren’t as meaningful when they’re on a paleo diet. That doesn’t mean the paleo diet can’t be…
  • I Crashed My Bicycle and Have POV Video to Prove It

    Alex Juel
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    It’s likely that someone will steal your bike if you lock it up outside here in metro Denver, especially if it’s a nice bike but even if it’s a crappy $20 bike. If not the entire bike, you might find one of your wheels or even seat missing. So for that reason, we bring our bikes into the office building, but we’re not allowed to bring our bikes into the building if the wheels are dirty. The building owner keeps this building spotless. It was hard enough to get him to let us bring clean bikes into the building. Anyway, it rained overnight from Monday to Tuesday and I…
  • Hit and Run 5K Coming to Denver – Get 20% Off

    Alex Juel
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Click to view slideshow. There’s a cool new 5K coming to the Denver area (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park actually) on August 16th, 2014 and the organizers contacted me to offer a 20% off discount code to my readers. If you’re bored of plain ol’ 5Ks, you’re gonna love the Hit and Run 5K. It’s a unique experience featuring mechanical obstacles, giant inflatables, dodge balls, foam craziness, water and much more. Check out the video at the bottom of this post to see what you’re in for. It’s a fun race designed for all ages, aged 10 and up. You can…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #153 – The Ethics of Smart Drugs, Quick Ways to Peel Potatoes and Shuck Corn, and a Paleo Pizza Crust

    Alex Juel
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a a “best of” update, but not because I haven’t been reading anything. I’ve just been so busy on the weekends, which is when I normally post these updates. So this week I’m bringing you a bigger update than usual. Enjoy! Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business This article discusses the possibility of smart drugs, such as ritalin and modafinil, becoming so common that every one will need to use them just to get through school or to keep a job. I think it’s a great…
  • Things That Annoy Cyclists: Swiping at Cyclists

    Alex Juel
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    When this cyclist was passing the lady in this video, she reached out to pretend like she was going to put a stick in his spokes, so he swerved. I had to hit my brakes to prevent a collision. She thought this was hilarious and had a big smile on her face when I passed. The people you have to deal with on the trail in downtown Denver… Related PostsThings That Annoy Cyclists: People Not Being Careful in Low Visibility Areas of the Bike TrailThe Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #154 – Why You Can’t Remember Being a Baby, Why Sunscreen in the US Sucks, and Food…
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  • Hot Weather Exercise: What Makes It So Hard?

    evilcyber
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    When the thermometer climbs, you know that fitness gets harder with each degree. But why? And how can you handle it?Whoambomb!A couple of days ago I stepped outside to do my running session and hello said what felt like a thermal wall. Sunshine, 30°C (86°F) and about 70% humidity. At 9 pm.It doesn’t bode well for your fitness plans when you start sweating before you even hit “start” on the stop watch.After recording one of my worst times ever I sat down and researched why heat makes us perform so bad.Here’s what I found.Your Heart And Getting Rid Of Heat On hot days…
  • Grab A Barbell: The Definitive Home Forearm Training

    evilcyber
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    Need something fresh for your forearm training? Then drop the dumbbells for a moment and try this complete barbell forearm workout!Your Forearm MusclesWhen you look at your forearms, you are looking at a ton of muscles working in unison to provide the complicated movements your hands are capable of.The biggest is  the brachioradialis, that starts above your elbow and travels down the outside of your forearms toward the wrists.Then there are the wrist flexors and extensors, a dozen muscles involved in extending and flexing the hand. Of all those muscles, training the brachioradialis will give…
  • The Scientific Top 10 Of The Most Nutritious Vegetables And Fruits

    evilcyber
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    What fruits and vegetables really deliver nutrients? Scientists analyzed and came up with the top ten.Eat Your Greens (And Reds And Yellows)Countless the lists claiming to show you the “23 superfoods you need to know” (“Mr. Smith, this is Mr. Kale”), the “best 8 fruits for better health” and… well, you know the creativity of headline writers.At other times they declare one food king of the crop (excuse the tired expression; I couldn’t resist its aptness), but it changes on a monthly basis. Today it’s broccoli, but before you are finished…
  • The 5 Dollar Supercool Home Bench

    evilcyber
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    You don’t have enough room or money for a real workout bench? Here’s the cheap solution that’s better and saves space!The Uncomplicated $5 BenchThe reason I came up with this was that I lack the space to set up a real bench. Not that it would be that decorative a piece of furniture to have around, anyway.Therefore here’s my solution. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take a lot to have a very cool home bench. You don’t even need to assemble anything. Just go to the next home improvement store and have a $5 bill ready:Click here to view the embedded…
  • The Simple Way To Gauge Your Exercise Intensity

    evilcyber
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Are you really pushing yourself or are you taking it easy? A simple guideline and a test you can do anywhere reveal where you stand.“Moderate” Or “Vigorous”?Have you ever taken one of those online health and fitness tests? Or tried calculating your daily calories burnt?Then you came along a question that went something like “how many hours of moderate and vigorous exercise do you engage in per week?”So what’s “moderate” or “vigorous” intensity?  Methinks that important to know when you want to find out if you train hard enough…
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  • Boxing Workout Stats

    Stephy
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Workout Power Boxing 1 Hour Boxing Workout Stats is a post from: Live Fit and Sore Tweet This Post
  • Stop Wasting Time On Things That Don’t Matter

    Stephy
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    It’s Friday!! I had the weirdest dream last night and I think it was caused by reading about the horrific Malaysian airplane tragedy. I read an article about the crash site and witness accounts and my heart just dropped. Thinking about those people and the sheer fear and terror that must have overtaken them is unimaginable. I hope those stories you hear about your body going into shock and protective mode are true… It’s another reminder of how precious life is and to stop wasting it on people and situations that don’t matter and cherish and appreciate those that…
  • Be Open To The Journey

    Stephy
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Yesterday, Iyanla Vanzant shared something on her Facebook page:that really enhanced the theme of change: There are times when we do not recognize that it is time for us to move forward. When life is ready for us to move and we resist, life will move us by any means necessary. What may feel like a disaster is actually a graduation. Remain open to being guided, supported and protected by the universe. The key is really to embrace it and don’t let fear take over. Don’t get bogged down with the What Ifs or wrapped up in worst case scenarios. I believe things happen for a reason…
  • Change Can Make Us Stronger

    Stephy
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
    I’m not sure really why, but for the last few weeks I have been really off focus on my nutrition. Eating a lot more dairy and usually snacking in the evening. Morning and afternoons – no problem but something about dinner and beyond has me acting very unlike myself. More carbs and just foods I know I shouldn’t be eating — even Pizza. I think some of it has to do with some life changes that I am in the process of making and I am worried and excited for what it will hold for me. I will talk more about it once it’s a done deal but don’t want to jinx it! Last…
  • Learning About Heart Rate Zones

    Stephy
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    For the past month or so, I have been using a heart rate monitor to track some stats about the different workouts I am doing. I didn’t really understand much about how the five heart rate zones work and what they each meant, so I started doing some research: Heart Rate Zones: What Do They All Mean? Heart Rate Training Zone I’ve included an infographic about how the five different zones work and included my stats from the Power Hour Boxing class I took today — What I hope to do is start to tweak how I perform depending on the type of exercise so that I work more…
 
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  • 2nd #MoveHappy Challenge: Week 4

    Heather Blackmon
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Another week of enjoying your fitness with #MoveHappy is in the books! How are you feeling? Have you tried a new movement that you have learned you enjoy more than your usual workouts? Or have you found that having a better attitude makes your usual even better? I would love to hear how #MoveHappy is impacting you!! And the Week 3 Winner is… As a reminder, this week’s winner gets a Vega package filled with my personal favorites: Pre-Workout Energizer, Electrolyte Hydrator, Performance Protein, Protein Smoothie, and a Tshirt. Plus a  Quest Nutrition 12-bar variety box! This weeks winner…
  • The Day Before Your Competition (What to Expect)

    Heather Blackmon
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I have survived this crazy week! The hard part is almost over and the fun is almost here. I took the day off work (something I recommend for all competitors), which is always a nice treat. Tomorrow morning is pancakes with maple syrup and butter. And all day Saturday is mostly food I like! Yep, the hard part is almost over for this foodie!! But before all that fun, food-related stuff starts, there’s one more day to go. Ever wondered what goes on in this day – either out of curiosity or as you’re planning your first competition? Today I’m giving you a peak into just that! 1. Diet…
  • How to Travel the Week of Competition

    Heather Blackmon
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I can’t tell you how excited I am that today I’m only #3daysout from my second competition!! This is always the hardest week mentally, although last week was probably the hardest physically. Most of us that compete have day jobs (and side jobs, in my case), so life keeps going even when you have a competition coming up. This year, that meant a week of work travel leading up to the weekend of my show. Thankfully, final week of competition prep (often called peak week) is a huge break in workout department! This differs by coach, but for me it went something like this: Sunday: 60 minutes…
  • Need Your Vote! #ReinventYourRecipe Showdown

    Heather Blackmon
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Hello again! I’m stopping by or a rare second post to share my entry into the Snack Out Loud #ReinventYourRecipe Showdown! I was invited as one of three Colorado bloggers to create an original recipe featuring the Snack Out Loud Crunchy Bean Snacks. This was my first introduction to the product and I had a blast developing a recipe with these snacks. They sent me a variety of flavors to try – so you know I went to the spiciest option in the box. Disclosure: Recipe  development sponsored by Snack Out Loud. Although I was compensated for this recipe & post, all opinions are my…
  • 2nd #MoveHappy Challenge: Week 3

    Heather Blackmon
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    I hope the answer is a resounding YES! Even with the last week of hard workouts leading up to my competition, I focused on my attitude toward each workout and it’s amazing how much that can change the way things go. Hard can still be FUN!! On those days that it was harder to get going, I loved  scrolling through the hashtag on Instagram and getting my inspiration from the you. It’s such a great way to get started! Here’s just a few of the photos I loved from the past week: Go follow these ladies for inspiration: Heather  (hriacobacci), Annette (fitnessperks), laynehellman,…
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    Hot Fitness Women

  • Fitness Model : Pauline Nordin

    arswino76
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Pauline Nordin was born in Ystad, Sweden. When she was 12, she started to build her body image that resulted in meal disorder. For the next 5 years, she didn’t consume a single calorie on her diet and trained for a few hours each day. She dropped her weight to 85 pound until she finally could change her condition. Pauline Nordin found an inspiration in the cover of a fitness magazine when she was 17. Seeing the model on the cover made her realize the difference between becoming an unhealthy thin and slim and fit. She decided to stop ruining her body and focus herself to become a fitness…
  • Fitness Model : Alicia Marie

    arswino76
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Achieving the impossible is a life principle lived by Alicia Marie. At 23, her modeling career has been going really well. Her close up photos appear in almost every women’s magazines, billboards, and even on the subway across country and internationally. Alicia’s parents moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Naugatuck, Connecticut where she was raised together with her two sisters Michelle and Elizabeth. Even though Naugatuck was a good place to grow up, Alicia who was 11 at that time really wanted to move to New York. As a child, Alicia participated on cheerleading, dancing, and softball. She…
  • Fitness Model : Felicia Romero

    arswino76
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Felicia Romero has started her training since 2004. She rehearsed in local gym and saw a brochure for the NPC show and she was very interested. Then she tried to find out what figure show was and how to do diet. She always said that she had a natural genetic to compete so she just let it flow. She was in the 3rd place in her first show through training and diet that she did in her own way. Her idol is Chady Dunmore. To her, Chady has a fantastic body, always in a good shape, beautiful, and has a great attitude! “Her body is so amazing; abs, gluts, shoulder, she has it all!”, said Felicia.
  • Fitness Model : Julie Bonnett

    arswino76
    25 May 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Julie Bonnett is a Canadian fitness model, top professional athlete, fitness trainer, Oxygen magazine model, and health writer. Julie Bonnett decided to join her first competition without knowing who had competed before. Oxygen Fitness magazine was the first that encouraged Julie with their contests. It made sense that if she wanted to be like the woman on those pages, she had to be a competitor and learned exactly how they trained and did their diet. Julie Bonnett got her pro card when she was informed that she was going to be photographed by Oxygen Fitness Magazine – that was when she…
  • Fitness Model : Christina Vargas

    arswino76
    18 May 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Christina Vargas was born in New York and was raised in Boston. She has many experiences and participates in many activities such as cheerleader, track athlete, extracurricular group, modeling, and singing. During those time she learned many life lessons, diligence, endurance, time management, dedication and many other attributes that brought her up to this moment. Christina Vargas entered a Catholic school which was very competitive socially, scholastically and athletically. She also had to learn to adapt quickly to reach her goal. It was a very common situation when suddenly her support…
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    Cybex Fitness Blog

  • Getting more out of your workouts with the Cybex Bravo app

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    What this is: The Cybex Bravo Workout Guide is an app designed to help you with your Bravo Functional Trainer workout.  The app contains the following features: Aids you in setting up and using the Bravo for the 20 most popular exercises that can be performed with it Provides you personalized settings for each adjustment point based on your unique biomechanics Contains interactive images of the machine so you know where each adjustment point is located Offers video demonstrations of each movement to show you the suggested motion paths for each exercise Allows you to note the weight…
  • 3 Things Fit People do to Stay Fit

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fit people, you know, those people that never seem to struggle to stay in shape? They’re the ones that work out with a smile on their face, eat whatever they want and always maintain a steady weight and look great. We chalk it up to them having really good genes.   Yes, I’m sure they have good genes but there’s more to it than that. Genetics are just an opportunity.  These people have developed a set of habits over the years that allow them to live healthier lives.So, what do they do differently? They actually enjoy exercise. If you dread your workouts - before, during…
  • Machine Monday: Building a solid foundation through leg presses

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Activities that use the muscle: Large lower body muscle groups, the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps, are used as we move our bodies, whether it’s during high-intensity sport or weightlifting, or doing everyday chores, such as getting out of a car, picking up our kids, gardening or helping a friend move.  Why you should care: While lower body strength is crucial for all high level athletes and weightlifters, it is important for the rest of us as well for a number of reasons: The stronger we are in our lower bodies, the easier it becomes to perform daily activities we mentioned above.
  • Workout Wednesday: Arc Trainer Intervals

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:01 am
    With summer in full swing after the Fourth of July weekend, many of us are searching for workouts to help burn off those extra burgers, dogs and other treats from the BBQ's we attended. This week, we have a great Arc Trainer interval workout that will help get you back on track for the rest of the summer! To start, make sure you have taken our Arc Trainer Baseline Workout to get your proper incline, resistance and stride measurements.  Once you have your baseline measurements, you can hop on the Arc Trainer and hit Quick Start. From there, follow the instructions below (repeating the…
  • How to Choose Better Nutrition at Summer Barbecues

    3 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    As the Fourth of July approaches, we are looking forward to celebrating with family and friends at barbecues.  We have been working hard in the gym and watching what we eat, but when it comes to those great summer barbeques, this can tend to go out the window.  Trouble is, many of us don’t know how to choose healthy options when we are in this situation. Here are a few tips that you may find helpful for those times: Getting there Walk, ride your bike or rollerblade to the party, if possible. Stay away from the preservatives Stay away from foods with preservatives and little…
 
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  • 100 lb Woman Shows There Is Nothing A Woman Can’t Do

    TaylorR
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    So, I REALLY want to be on American Ninja Warrior! I mentioned a few weeks ago that my friend Jeanette introduced me to the show, shocked that I hadn’t heard of it already. At the end of our workout she looked at me and reiterated how much I would like the show and likely become obsessed with it… Well, since I don’t have a television it couldn’t suck me in too much, but I did spend far too long watching YouTube videos and thinking to myself… “Wow, this is awesome. I want to do this! How can I!?” During that first Youtube marathon, I stumbled upon Kacy…
  • Fruity Friday: Stone Fruit Summa’ Time Coffee Cake {Gluten Free}

    TaylorR
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed over the past couple of months that something has been missing… Fruity Friday. Yes, sadly my training schedule has changed and I am no longer able to go to my favorite coffee shop that serves up the best and freshest fruit in all of Charleston. I have found a replacement cafe, and while the iced lattes are delicious, it’s still not the same. This isn’t to say I’m not enjoying my favorite food… trust me, I am. My love affair of fruit can not be broken. Instead, I’m getting my dose at home, which of course…
  • Embarrassing Gym Issues: 10 Solutions For A Sweaty Crotch

    TaylorR
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last week I kicked off a special series, Embarrassing Gym Issues Women Face. Why? Because what we feel is embarrassing is actually very common. We started off with the oh so common, yet still embarrassing issue of peeing when you exercise. If you missed it, just click to catch up! Because now we’re moving on to embarrassing gym issue #2: The Sweaty Crotch {Not even models are safe} This is quite the perfect follow up to last week’s post. It’s the issue where everyone thinks you’ve peed yourself but you haven’t. It’s the “fake out”. I can’t tell you how many times this…
  • The 6 Vital Rules Of A Good Boot Camp: You Need To Read Before Trying One!

    TaylorR
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chances are you have either tried a boot camp workout in the past, you’re in one now, or you know someone that has. Boot camps are big. And I don’t foresee their growth stopping, at least I hope not. After all, boot camp help pay my bills! Who Knew I Had A Boot Camp? You might not know this about me, but I own a women’s boot camp in Charleston. It’s legit… 8 locations (16 actual boot camp classes going on all the time), a studio, and I’ve got the freaking best staff of trainers ever. Plus I have Fit Women’s Weekly too! I count my lucky stars every day for the amazing women…
  • Learn To Compete With Your Partner, Not Against: Hot Top 10K Recap

    TaylorR
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Battle Of The Boyles has come to an end. And we still love each other… This past Saturday, Dan and I raced the Hot Top 10K, just outside of Charlotte. For months and months we have been tossing out fighting words, getting each other prepped for the their ultimate loss. You see, I’m competitive. Dan’s competitive. And together, we’re a competitive couple… with each other. Dan’s not a runner, but he’s athletic as hell and basically can become amazing at whatever sporting event he chooses after a short training period. Me? I have to work at it. Like, really, really hard.
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    Beginner's Fitness Programs

  • Iron Supplement Seems to Enhance Female Athletic Performance

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Women need more iron than men. Although it is ideal to get all your iron need from food, you may need to rely on iron supplements.Read more →
  • Light Weight Does It, too.

    admin
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Among gym-going men, it is almost a status symbol to be able to lift the heaviest weights. Yes, it is impressive, and yes, it builds muscles, but there is more than one way to build muscles. First of all, we…Read more →
  • Fed Up

    admin
    18 May 2014 | 7:31 am
    Although I usually do not put the review of a movie, this documentary is very apt for this site and I decided to put it. This documentary is about the obesity epidemic, especially child obesity. It clearly shows us why…Read more →
  • Mix of Soy and Whey Proteins Give the Best Result

    admin
    14 May 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Mix of soy and whey protein give the best result after your hard workout.Read more →
  • High Protein Food May Be As Deadly As Cigarettes

    admin
    27 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    High Protein Food May Be As Deadly As CigarettesRead more →
 
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    12 Minute Athlete

  • 4 Drills You Can Do To Get Stronger and Better at Handstands

    Krista Stryker
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    You might have noticed that I talk about handstands quite a bit on the site—and if you follow me on Instagram, you probably see that I actually do them pretty often as well. That’s because handstands are one of the best possible exercises you can do—not only do they build immense amounts of upper body and core strength, they’re great for balance and challenge you mentally like crazy. Yet there’s no doubt about it: handstands are hard. If you’re not strong enough to hold them much at all yet they can be extremely frustrating, and the balance part of handstands is…
  • Equipment-Free Crazy Calorie Burning HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Tuck jumps 2. Side lunges 3. High knees 4. Plank pike jumps 5. Long jumps 6. Plank get ups Bonus: 5-10 Bridges —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Tuck jumps: 54, 49, 53 Side lunges: 23, 24, 24 High knees: 114, 112, 113 Plank pike jumps: 31, 30, 32 Long jumps: 18, 17, 17 Plank get ups: 12, 11, 11 + 10 bridge wall walk downs Did you do this workout? Tweet…
  • Killer No Equipment Leg Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
      Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Repeat 4x: 25 Air squats 10 Diamond push ups 25 Air squats 10 Side lunges 25 Air squats 10 Sit ups Bonus: 10-20 pistols / leg Remember, you can always reduce the number of total rounds if this is too tough for you! All that matters is that you work hard. Watch the full video of today’s workout: —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. My time for today’s workout: 13:06 (not including…
  • Kickboxing Basics: Learning How to Kick

    Krista Stryker
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since more and more of you are requesting boxing and kickboxing workouts, I thought it was about time that I do some tutorials on how to kick. Kicking is a great way to work up a sweat and burn calories, plus it’s just plain fun! We’re going to start off today with two kicking basics: the side kick and the round kick. No access to a punching bag? Don’t worry. Although it’s pretty fun to kick a punching bag, you seriously don’t need one to do these kicks! You can use a pad with a partner or even just shadow kick. Practice and get comfortable with the…
  • Unending Box Jumps HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
      Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Box jumps 2. Pull ups 3. Step ups 4. Plank get ups 5. Burpee box jumps 6. Pistols Bonus: 20 Leg raises —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Box jumps: 26, 24, 22 Pull ups (using band): 10, 10, 9 Step ups (w/ sandbag): 12, 12, 12 Plank get ups: 12, 13, 12 Burpee box jumps: 6, 6, 7 Pistols (candlestick rolls): 7, 7, 7 Did you do this workout? Tweet It!
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  • HOW TO TRAIN WITH GYMNASTIC RINGS: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ROUTINES

    Justin
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    I get a lot of emails from folks saying that they just don’t have enough time to fit a solid workout into their daily schedule. Most of them have already tried the beginner body weight routine, advanced bodyweight routine, and tried to implement some of the strategies for CREATING time for your health as opposed to trying to FINDING time for it. The first healthy habit that I ask those participating in the Limitless365 Fitness Program is to create 10 minutes in their schedule everyday to get a workout in. Included in the habit are a bunch of ten minute workout examples that anyone…
  • ARE YOU LETTING 20% OF YOUR LIFE RUIN THE REST?

    Justin
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Editors Note: This is a guest post from my homegirl Ali Vanputten of Createapreneur. #herndonvirginia I’m having a 20% problem.  Not to be confused with a 1% problem, like why the Whole Foods salad bar is currently out of roasted butternut squash or how someone could dare to put agave in a raw chocolate mousse and completely ruin my chances of having a bite, no, this problem is something else entirely. See, the other week I had what I would call a stellar week.  I’d put the call out there to the world, to the Universe, for several projects that were really important to me, took some…
  • HOW YOU CAN BE LESS JUDGMENTAL OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS

    Justin
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    A few weeks ago I was sitting down with a friend Vanessa having some tea and she told me brief story. I’m going to title it “Cho Mein and The Homeless Man.” It went a little something like this… Vanessa was waiting for some friends in front of a Chinese restaurant that they had planned to have dinner at. She noticed a homeless man sitting on a curb in the parking lot. Her friends were running a bit late so she decided to walk back to her car and read a little from a book she’d left in there. On her walk back the gentlemen on the curb asked if she had a dollar or possibly…
  • INSIGHT FROM A LIMITLESS READER: THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

    Justin
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Pablo Lorenzo via Compfight It’s always so cool when I get an email from someone in the L365 community sharing a success story, asking a question, or providing some insight that might help myself or you. A little while back I got a cool message from Monica that I thought might be relevant for some of you ladies out there. I asked Monica if it would be ok to share the email with all of you and she was nice enough to give me the A-Ok! So without further ado, I give you Monica and her boss email to me Hi Justin, I’ve only got a few minutes before I wake up my youngest son and head to…
  • How you can build strength inside and out – Part 2: Physical and Spiritual Strength

    Justin
    15 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Component #3 – Physical Strength, Your Body NOTE: This is the second installment in a series of posts titled “How you can be strong inside and out. To view part 1: Mental and Emotional Strength of the series please visit this link. Physical strength is derived from your body. No surprise there. And, the physical dimension is perhaps the realm more people understand than the others – emotions, mind, and spirit.  Nevertheless, most people still don’t know enough about how their body actually functions. Even The Medical Profession Doesn’t Know Frankly, you shouldn’t be…
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  • The Biggest Mistake People Make When Doing Tabata Training

    Cathe Friedrich
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    A four-minute workout? Who wouldn’t love a workout that delivers results with only four minutes of effort? That’s the beauty and simplicity of Tabata training. Tabata training was inspired by Japanese Olympic speed skating coach, Izumi Tabata. He developed and tested this interval-training protocol on Olympic caliber athletes, and the results were impressive. Based on testing, four minutes of exercise was enough to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels in these athletes. Since that time, Tabata training has grown in popularity, especially among people who need a…
  • Is It Safe for Kids to Strength Train?

    Cathe Friedrich
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    When the kids see you lifting weights and getting fitter and stronger, they’ll want to join in too. No doubt kids need more exercise. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that kids get 60 minutes of vigorous exercise a day. How many kids are really getting that? According to the CDC, only 39% of kids age 9 to 13 are meeting these guidelines and the numbers drop to 11% and 24% respectively for girls and boys in the ninth to twelfth grade. Kids need more exercise! Experts typically recommend aerobic forms of exercise for kids – but what about strength training? Is it safe for…
  • Hydration and Exercise Performance: What Happens When You Don’t Drink Enough Water?

    Cathe Friedrich
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    Exercise places considerable stress on your body. Preparing for a workout beforehand ensures your body has the reserves it needs to counter that stress. Not only does your body need carbohydrates to fuel a workout, it needs to be properly hydrated. Water makes up 60% of your body weight. Here’s a few of the reasons you need water:  For chemical reactions inside cells  To transport nutrients and other substances to cells  To remove waste products from cells  For joint lubrication  To hydrate your skin  For digestion to work properly  To regulate body temperature With…
  • Uh-Oh! Does Stress Slow Your Metabolism?

    Cathe Friedrich
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    Some people are blessed with a fast metabolism. Other people struggle to lose a pound. Genetics is one factor that determines how fast your metabolism is, but environment also plays a role. A high-intensity workout temporarily speeds up your metabolism by forcing your body to expend more energy while recovering, the so-called afterburn effect. Other environmental factors may slow your metabolism down. According to a new study, one of those factors is stress. What Effect Does Stress Have on Metabolism? There’s no lack of evidence that stress can impact your weight. Some people eat more…
  • 5 Healthy Seeds and Their Nutritional Benefits

    Cathe Friedrich
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    When you crave a healthy snack, do you reach for a handful of nuts? Good choice. Nuts are loaded with heart-healthy fats, fiber and protein. But there’s another crunchy snack with nutritional benefits – seeds. Munch on a handful while you work or add some to a bowl of hot cereal in the morning. Seeds are filling and satisfy the desire for something crunchy – so you can leave the potato chips and other not so healthy crunchies on the shelf. Like nuts, seeds are a good source of fiber and vitamin E, an antioxidant vitamin. Plus, the fiber in seeds helps to stabilize your blood…
 
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  • Protein Supplements: How They Work If Consumed Post-Exercise

    Free Fly
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Whether you're new to the world of exercise or well on your way to stardom, you'll have heard of protein supplements – particularly protein shakes. But how effective are they, and how do they work if you consume them after you exercise?Let's start by looking at the theory behind it. Resistance training – which is any exercise that involves your muscles contracting against an external resistance (things like dumbbells, your own body weight, even a bag of sand) – works by increasing the amino acid delivery to your muscles, as well as the rate of absorption. If you add extra protein after…
  • MI40X Review - Can You Really Gain Muscle With This Program?

    Free Fly
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:14 am
    MI40X is the brand new workout system released by one of the top IFBB Pro Bodybuilders, Ben Pakulski. In case you already found out about this product and you were looking for a detailed MI40X review, you came to the right place. If this is the first time you hear about it, feel free to visit the official website first, and then come back here and continue reading the review. MI40X is an advanced workout system, that contains all the information you need to know in order to gain as much muscle mass as possible WHILE burning fat at the same time. The information is not your average…
  • How Exercising Helps Elderly People Be Fit And Fight Illness

    Free Fly
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    As people age, they usually become less active. Studies have shown that adults over the age of 65 are the most sedentary age group, spending about 10 hours every day either sitting or lying down. This inactivity can be bad for their health, and can lead to obesity, heart disease, injuries due to falls, and even early death. They may find additional aches and pains, have lower energy levels, and find it hard to do the things they used to do. Exercising and staying active is important for older adults if they want to maintain their independence, stay healthy, and continue to enjoy their quality…
  • Tropical Breeze Protein Shake Recipe

    Free Fly
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Try this healthy & delicious juice recipe, brought to you by "Get Juiced".--> If you want 100 more recipes just like this one, visit this page <--==> For More Juicing Recipes Visit this page <==
  • The Ultimate List Of Common Strength Training Mistakes To Avoid

    Free Fly
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:29 am
    Whatever your body structure is, whether you are fat or thin, the most important part is to have enough strength. You cannot simply look bulky without any strength. Many people prefer taking up various strength training workouts and exercises from trainers, but there are many more who simply prefer walking into the gym and working out the way others do. This is not the correct way of doing it. Each one’s body type is different and thus each individual may require a different form of workout. Identifying your body type and performing the workout routine that suits you best is what will help…
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  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
  • The Real Truth About SEO Success

    Simon Ashton
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s be honest, on the ladder of trustworthiness, search engine consultants fall somewhere between lawyers and members of Congress. But nobody seeks us out at parties for our stories or makes Netflix shows set in the world of SEO. No, instead you have two choices when it comes to SEO. You’re either the nerdy Poindexter, sitting alone at his computer, muttering about meta descriptions and H1 tags, or worse, a snake oil salesman, promising the world that if you’ll just spend thousands of dollars on some magic formula that never quite seems to be finished, you’ll win the Internet.
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Food Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    By Eleanor Pierce One of the things I find most exciting about this time of year is farmer’s markets. See, I live in Central Oregon, where the High Desert climate limits the growing season, so these open air markets are really a summertime affair. And from the first local strawberries to the last of the summer corn, they just make me happy. And honestly, so do some of the other not-so-healthy foods of summer, from snow cones to burgers and brats. I guess I’m just an incorrigible foodie. So naturally, while I was rounding up a few of my favorite news items for this week’s FeedBlitz:…
  • Social Media Crisis: Stand Up to Your Critics

    Ann Marie van den Hurk
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Ann Marie van den Hurk When Honey Maid released an ad touting their #thisiswholesome campaign in mid-March 2014, they joined other brands such as Cheerios and Chevrolet in showing the diversity of American families today. They also joined those brands in having to manage a social media crisis. These brands are reflecting the changing face of American families. Families which no longer resemble the ideal put forth in Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving paintings. In a New York Times article from the fall of 2013, it was pointed out that, “Families are more ethnically, racially,…
  • Feedblitz: Rewind the Week – July 4th Edition

    Lindsay Bell
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    By Lindsay Bell What started out hopeful soon turned into a rough week for the good ol’ USA. Americans are finally beginning to embrace the world’s most beautiful game, football (or soccer, depending on your land of birth!) but despite the newfound enthusiasm, and after a fight to the end against Belgium, the U.S. team was knocked out of the World Cup on Tuesday. There have definitely been some sad faces around these parts, plus some hilariously creative and heartfelt online tributes to goalie Tim Howard, who played the game of a lifetime. Fortunately, there’s a bright light…
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  • 11 Ways to Reprogram Your Mind to Make Healthier Choices

    Bob Choat
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    We are truly the sum of our thoughts we possess most of the time. They help lead us to make decisions which lead to the actions we take. That is true whether it’s healthy or unhealthy. No matter what you may say, it’s what you do that shows where your true thoughts lie. In today’s world it’s also hard to know what is a healthy choice. Think about the conflicting views regarding food. Saturated fat was considered bad not long ago and now it’s back to being okay for you (as it was before the 1950′s). Here’s my viewpoint on health. If you’re able…
  • Challenging Yourself with the Ultimate Fitness Course…

    Bob Choat
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Photo Source: RedBull We’ve heard quite a bit regarding CrossFit, obstacle courses, boot camps, P90X and so forth. Despite all of these new types of training, nothing beats the great outdoors. Mother Nature has provided the ultimate fitness course for each one of us. I was watching the American Ninja Warrior 2014 finals and noticed that many of the top competitors built their own gym and used what nature has provided. Locally, I’ve challenged myself to rock climbing and maneuvering over nature’s obstacles with what I’ve learned in Parkour. It’s fun and even more…
  • Break Free of the Rut You’ve Set For Yourself and Take Back Control…

    Bob Choat
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:41 pm
    I’ve seen so many of my fellow Baby Boomers and others get stuck in a situation where they feel like a caged animal.  They have no idea where to go.  They may be a career they hate or in something else they don’t want to be in. The corporate environment filled with cubicles only makes it worse.  I know that if I was in that situation, I’d pound the walls like some crazed ape. It seems like we’ve lost our control of life.  The expectations we had early in life is all but gone. Much of it probably came from believing we have to keep up a certain lifestyle according…
  • Spreading Happiness Begins With You…

    Bob Choat
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever noticed that when a baby laughs and/or smiles, so do others around it? It sure seems to be contagious, doesn’t it? I remember an old poem called Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox that starts out with “Laugh, and the world laughs with you.” That was a great opening and it reminded me of that thought of babies. When you smile at someone, that person will either think you’re a pervert or will smile back. Here’s the thing, make sure that when you smile, smile genuinely. Don’t just smile with your mouth. You’ve heard of smiling eyes, right?
  • Your Identity Helps to Create the World Around You…

    Bob Choat
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:12 pm
    For years we’ve been taught to go after our goals. Most people who do end up failing to reach them or even getting started.  The truth is that most people don’t even know the goals they set are even theirs.  They probably saw something or was told that they should set this goal or that goal.  It’s no wonder the average person is being set up for failure. When we’re focused on something on the outside, like reaching a certain position in life, then it’s eventually going to fall apart.  Heck, it may never happen.  I’ve talked plenty about one’s…
 
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  • This Mother of TWO Shed Body Fat Post Pregnancy with Hitch Fit Online Personal Training!

    Diana Chaloux
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    I’ve got another awesome MOM transformation to share today!! I just love it when these busy moms decide that they are going to commit to getting to a healthier place in life, not just for themselves, but for their families too! Jancy (who I might add has ALREADY inspired several people to begin transformation) was inspired by Amy Gipson and Dena Price! She wanted to shed body fat post pregnancy, after seeing that they could do it, she knew that she could too. Jancy was what I fondly refer to as “skinny fat”, she didn’t have a lot of scale weight to lose, but we needed…
  • Uk Mans 100lb Weight Loss Journey with Hitch Fit

    Micah LaCerte
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
            Uk Mans 100lb Weight Loss Journey with Hitch Fit What an Amazing year Tarran had.  In one year he dropped 100 lbs. His first emailed was titled “I want to be Hitch Fit”.  Well buddy you got Hitch Fit.. Amazing Job.    No fat burners, no crash diets.  He did it through Hard work , Proper Nutrition and Positive Lifestyle.  His goals were to lose 50 lbs and get his belly down to 33″ , Once he reached that he wanted more!!!  His Friends could not believe his Transformation!!!  He Hopes to inspire people that also battling with Weight issues.
  • Sexy Fit Summit Interview

    Micah LaCerte
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    I am so excited. I knew I had to share this with you! It’s really cool. I was recently interviewed for the Sexyfit summit, which features experts in nutrition, fitness and accountability to help you achieve a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. We are bombarded by conflicting information about health and fitness. We often get confused with what is actually healthy. But all we want to know is how to look good in and out of our clothes and feel confident. We are not talking about just weight loss here or a quick fix for the Saturday party. We are focusing on sustainable strategies to…
  • Online Personal Training Program SALE!! July 3 – 4 Save $50 off Hitch Fit !

    Diana Chaloux
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You’ve seen the Transformations! You’ve read the inspiring stories of our clients from around the globe! If you are ready for your transformation now is the time! Our annual 4th of July SALE is going on now! Save $50 off all Hitch Fit Online Personal Training Programs from July 3 – 6 with coupon code July4  . Just enter the promo code at check out! You do not have to start your program now to take advantage of the savings, you can start anytime in the next year!   Choose your program!!       If your goal is to: Lose Weight Lose Body Fat Lose 20 pounds…
  • Online Weight Loss Program Client Sheds 40 Pounds with Hitch Fit!

    Diana Chaloux
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    I have an awesome story to share with you today! I’m so proud of Candice, one of our online clients in California! When she signed up for her Hitch Fit 16 Week Online Weight Loss program, she was READY. She wanted to change her body, her life and her health and she has accomplished all three! Candice is a mom who has been challenged by her weight since a young age. She was like many of our clients, scared to make the changes, nervous she couldn’t do it, but along the way discovered that switch in mindset that is so important. That’s the moment when you realize that you CAN…
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  • 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.
  • Quick Kitchen Sink Salad

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    30 Jun 2014 | 8:48 am
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  • 90 Day Challenge Champion for Man Up Boot Camp

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    The 90 Day Challenge Winner Is!!!!!!! “Carlene Anteau”   So  this Man Up Boot Camp 90day Challenge contestant said to me at the start of the challenge “I really need this Ed”.   Carlene came in 4th in the body fat part of the competition- 2.8% Body Fat Loss!!!!   She Came in 3rd overall in the Exercise Of The Month I know I can’t compete with the young kids or the guys in class there all Beasts but I will do my best Ed it’s all I can do.   And last but not least she had PERFECT attendance, If she missed due to schedule conflicts, she…
  • The OZ Effect Goes Terribly Wrong

    admin
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 am
     The Oz Effect Exposed Here In Two Videos   Everyone should know by now i’m all about eating or drinking your nutrition and the only way to get the body you want is to exercise. Another words work for it nothing in free is ever worth it and 99% of the time has some sort of drawback in life. SO chose wisely and remember we are creatures of the earth so eat and drink what the earth gives us and not SHIT people in white coats can make. Now click on Both of these videos and Enjoy          Senators Rip Dr Oz Courtesy of ABC NEWS   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:  …
  • How To Make A Kale and Pomegranate salad

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    23 Jun 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Kale and Pomegranate salad
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  • ​The slippery slope.

    20 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It starts with moaning and groaning when something shows up that isn't your absolute favorite.Then chatter starts up when you see your least favorite movement on the board.Finally, excuses start up, giving you an out for the WOD. Heck, maybe you don't even show up for it."I'm not good at pullups", "HSPUs are my nemesis", "I am sooooo slow at running"Guess what? That workout is what is going to make you improve the most. What is the point if you only concentrate on what you are good at? Proficiency takes work.It takes a lot of work. So instead of cherry picking WOD after WOD because they…
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    20 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Nervous about remembering all the movements after you graduated from your fundamentals class? Add in our diagrams reference to any journal and focus on killing the WOD instead! 
  • 10 Principles For Better Programming

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There are as many theories about programming as there are coaches who apply them. But in my 30-plus years in the field I've found that all successful training programs have common themes. Here are the top 10 most important principles for creating programs that work.
  • ​Take a look in the rear view mirror.

    15 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Take a moment to see all that you have already accomplished, to realize just how much all of your hard work really has paid off.Take a breather. Note the lost inches on your body and the added pounds on the bar. Notice the lost insecurities and the added skills.Change is slow and frustrating. Change has to be beaten out and won. Often in the battle though, as we make progress or slide backwards, we forget where we have come from. We get caught up in the trials of today and forget that a year ago such tribulations were aspiring hopes and dreams.Fitness is worked on for a lifetime. There is no…
 
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    Michael Wood, CSCS, Fitness Expert

  • Effects of Supervised Workout in Health Club Improves Lean Muscle Mass

    Michael Wood
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    A study published this month in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research looked at the effect of supervised workouts on building lean muscle mass in a health club setting. The researchers hypothesized that “club members randomized to receive an evidence-based training program would accrue greater improvements in lean body mass (LBM) and other fitness measures than members randomized to self-training”. The subjects were all men between the ages of 30-44 years old who were members of a club in Southern California. Both groups (n=17) trained 3x/week for 12-weeks. photo…
  • What Americans Eat: The Top 10 Sources of Calories in the U.S. Diet

    Michael Wood
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (a panel of 13 nutrition experts charged with helping develop federal nutrition standards), Americans are eating many more calories than they used to. Very few people follow the federal dietary guidelines, which recommend daily servings of dark green vegetables, orange vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, and low-fat milk and milk products. Instead, we eat foods full of refined grains, sugar, fat, and calories — just check out the list below. Successful weight loss depends largely on becoming more aware of your behaviors and…
  • New Research Shows Correlation Between Yoga and Health

    Michael Wood
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The Yoga in America Study showed a 29 percent increase in the number of Americans who practiced some form of yoga. That increase represented 20.4 million yoga practitioners in 2012 or 8.7 percent of adults in America; growing from 15.8 million four years earlier. Of that number, 82.2 percent were women; 17.8 percent were men and about 63 percent fell within the age range of 18-44. photo credit: http://karmasurfretreat.com A recently published paper in the Indian Journal of Community Medicine (2014) looked at the positive association between yoga and physical and mental health. The…
  • New Research: Egg Labels Scramble Consumers’ Minds

    Michael Wood
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Shoppers are spending more on specialty eggs, but new research reveals they don’t really know what they are buying. Photo Credit: http://vitalfarms.com A new national survey shows egg carton labels are confusing consumers. They want the benefits of pasture-raised eggs but are mistakenly buying eggs labeled “free-range” and “cage-free” instead because they don’t understand the differences in how the eggs are produced. “The only way consumers can be confident they are getting genuine pasture-raised eggs is to look for the Certified Humane® label,” said Adele Douglass, executive…
  • During World Cup, Registered Dietitian Helps Fuel U.S. Men’s National Team

    Michael Wood
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:59 am
    With game day energy needs exceeding 3,400 calories for the average World Cup soccer player, it was essential for the U.S. Men’s National Team to have the proper diet to achieve success. Since 2012, registered dietitian and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member Danielle LaFata has provided the team with the knowledge and resources they need to power their bodies through one of the most challenging endurance sports in the world. Source: http://ussoccer.com “Since Jurgen Klinsmann became the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, there has been an even greater emphasis on…
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  • New bikini July 2014

    Karolina
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How do you like my new bikini? I really love it! It feels so comfortable and you can move without worry that something can get out of place.
  • Karolina Workout #78

    Karolina
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, do you also sometimes have to deal with people judging you because of your love and dedication to fitness? I have. Sometimes people even get a kind of aggressive. So the first thing is that they think that I was born with that body and I had nothing to do for looking like that. They think I have/ had a good life without any problems and everything fell into my lap! But those people forget that there are still people working hard and fighting for their goals. The difference between me and these people is that I don’t cry and I don’t complain about my life or my problems- I…
  • Dill and Coriander from my garden

    Karolina
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, here I share a picture with you of my Dill and Coriander from my garden! We Russians eat this both herbs a lot. I love cooking so much and adding my own herbs in my meals now let me feel so happy and proud like a child. Sometimes really small things can make us so happy Best, Karolina
  • Goat cream cheese omelet

    Karolina
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, today I share again a dish with you that you can prepare so fast: goat cream cheese omelet. It tastes delicious, looks good and you’ll get everything you need from this dish. Ingredients: 10 eggs 1 garlic glove 100g goat cream cheese salt & pepper about 16 cherry tomatoes oil Take a bowl, crack the eggs into the bowl and whisk them. Flavor with salt and pepper and crumble half of the goat cream cheese to the eggs. Peel the garlic and press it into the eggs and mix it slightly. Preheat a pan and add a little oil. Pour half of this mixture into the pan, cover it and leave it…
  • Karolina Workout #77

    Karolina
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, I know that a lot of you just go crazy about working on their abs for summer right now. So if you want to work them really hard, try today’s workout, he he. You will think that your abs will just explode ! This workout is a perfect combination of cardio and strength. We have different exercises to strengthen the whole upper body, because in my opinion it’s important to have a strong body as an ensemble. Some people just do separate exercises and they just concentrate on one muscle group they want to look good (for example some guys work like crazy on upper body and forget…
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  • The 10,000 Calorie Sumo Wrestler Diet

    SMB Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Bulk Like a Sumo Byambajav Ulambayaryn (Byamba) is a two-time Sumo World Champion who tips the scale at nearly 360 pounds and is just over 6 feet tall. Byamba shows us the secret to shoveling down 10,000 healthy calories in a day. Chankonabe (Chanko for short, or sumo stew) is a staple in a sumo wrestler’s diet. This dish originated in Japan. The broth of this stew is typically fish-based, and it’s filled with veggies and protein. How can you possibly consume 10,000 calories by eating a healthy stew that’s mostly filled with vegetables, eggs and meat? It’s easy, just…
  • 29 Guys Who Remind Us To Never Skip Leg Day

    SMB Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    You won’t find a more compelling argument in favor of leg day than the sad collection of tiny little chicken legs that you’re about to witness. This gallery isn’t for the faint of heart, but like any good train-wreck it’s hard to look away. 1. You ain’t fooling nobody with those baggy shorts bruh. 2. Don’t get his legs confused with the chair’s. 3. Leg Day – Just Do It. 4. They were having a leg competition. Guess who won? 5. This gym teacher doesn’t care about leg day at all.  6. His reaction when they told him underwear models…
  • Paralympic Powerlifter Mansour Pourmirzaei Benches Big

    SMB Staff
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    The IPC Powerlifting World Championships are a competition for male and female athletes with a disability. With 360 competitors from over 60 countries in 2014, the event surpassed the number of entrants of the 2012 Summer Paralympics of London. 34-year-old Iranian powerlifter Powerlifter Mansour Pourmirzaei stunned crowds last year at the IPC Powerlifting Asian Open Championships, with an impressive 276kg (608 lbs) bench press in the men’s +107kg (236 lbs) category to demolish the world record by 36kg (79 lbs) and win gold at Titiwangsa Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mansour says:…
  • What If Everyone Were A Bodybuilder Creepy Photo Series

    SMB Staff
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    What would the world look like if everyone were a bodybuilder? When you spend all day in the gym, it’s easy to forget that not everyone is into bodybuilding. In the world of Belgian photographer Kurt Stallaert, however, everyone is a bodybuilder from school girls, families, and even chambermaids. Here’s a look at some photos from his series entitled Bodybuilder’s World. Shoutout to the photographer, you really excel at doing weird creepy stuff bro. The only downside of a world where everyone’s a bodybuilder is that you’d NEVER be able to get time on the squat…
  • Why and How You Should Start Olympic Lifting Now

    Wil Fleming
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:45 pm
    You got your program on lock, you hit your back, your lower body, chest, and arms, things are going well. Maybe you even squat, deadlift, and bench on the regular. So what’s missing from your program? Author Wil Fleming hitting a 140 kg snatch. (308 lbs) The Olympic lifts If you are not doing the Olympic lifts (snatch and clean and jerk) on a consistent basis in your program then you need to start now. You might need some convincing, and you might need some guidance but I got you on both. First I will explain the “why” of Olympic lifting, and then I will give you a simple approach to…
 
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  • Lords of free weights space

    Womanly Strong
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Every gym is equipped in free weights and resistance machines. Every day practice at a gym shows that men occupy free weights equipment and cable machines and ladies occupy cardio equipment and sometimes resistance machines and beside that they do body weight exercises. I actually can not understand this division. Where does it come from? Free weights zone gives variety of weights and they vary from light to very heavy. So there is a field for practice for both, men and women. Majority of todays gyms offers separate rack of dumbbells and barbells for girls. Range of weights…
  • Challange your legs

    Womanly Strong
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Warm up: 10minWorkout:exercise with fairly heavy weights = 15-20reps   or 75-80% RepMax = 10 -12 repsThere is no rest between exercises, follow from 1 to 10 one after another, complete 2-3sets.1. lunges with dumbbells  2. leg extension or single leg extension, resistance machine3. leg curl, resistance machine4. adductors, resistance machine5. abductors, resistance machine6. leg extension, cable machine7. leg curl, cable machine8. adductors, cable machine9. abductors, cable machine10. single calf raise with dumbbell
  • Just workout

    Womanly Strong
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Warm up: 10min full body warm upWorkout:No rest, can be done as interval workout instead of doing reps, as many rounds as you can complete.1. walking plank with kickbacks x 152. scissors x 403. breast stroke full (Pilates exercise) x 154. squats with barbell (fairly heavy weight) x 255. roll over x 206. chest press (fairly heavy weight) x 207. T-bar (fairly heavy weight) x 20 or lunging rhomboids x 208. lat pull down (fairly heavy weight) x 20 or bent over row x 209. lunges with overhead weight x 20 (each leg)10. shoulder bridge (Pilates exercise) x 15 (each leg)Stretching: full body…
  • How to make your own fitness bar

    Womanly Strong
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    Fitness bars consist of products delivering carbohydrates, healthy fats and proteins as well as vitamins and minerals. Ideally, the ingredients should be organic, raw and unprocessed. The most common products used for fitness bars are: wholegrain porridge oats (carbohydrates), puffed rice (carbohydrates), nuts and nut butters ({protein and healthy fats}, all nuts: almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashew, hazelnuts etc.), seeds ({healthy fats}, all seeds: sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds etc.), fruits ({carbohydrates-sugars}, most commonly dried fruits, e.g:…
  • Is mass gaining training for a girl ?

    Womanly Strong
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:33 am
    On my own example:I started working out in my teenage years. At that time I was size 12 (size of my top, EU size: 38) in my upper body and size 14 (trousers, EU size: 40) in my lower body, I weighted 68kg and I am 175cm tall. I did not follow any specific workout or nutrition plan. I just exercised and performed randomly different workouts (weights, cardio, step classes etc.) After some time I reduced my clothing size to size 10 in upper body (EU size 36) and  size 12 (EU size 38) in my lower body. However my weight did not change. I still weighted 68kg.
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  • Are you stressed?

    Bootcamp Pilates
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    We all get stressed from time-to-time and when this happens you must read your body's warning signs. Low immunity Stress levels and immunity go hand in hand, so this is why sometimes you can get the sniffles when you are stressed. Constantly feeling under the weather is a sign your immune system is less likely to fight off viruses and bacteria making you more susceptible to colds and infections. Keep infections at bay by eating garlic and onions as well as drinking green tea every day. Hair loss Physical stress can disrupt your hair's natural shedding cycle but eating…
  • Broad beans with pecorino

    Bootcamp Pilates
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    We love this quick and easy snack! Ingredients: 1 garlic clove2 tsp sea salt10 mint leaves 500g young broad beans (podded weight)100ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 150g pecorino cheese, grated 1 tsp lemon juice 6 slices of bread Method: 1. Put the garlic into a large mortar with one teaspoon of the sea salt and pound with a pestle into a fine paste. Add the mint leaves and pound again into a paste. 2. Add a handful of the broad beans and pound into a fine paste, then add a further handful and pound again. Continue…
  • Antipasti-style roast vegetables

    Bootcamp Pilates
    5 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    We love this recipe because it is quick and easy to do and can be stirred through pasta, put on top of a pizza or added to a salad and it's low in calories too! Method: - Turn your oven to the highest heat setting and line a large baking tray with foil.- Chop one red pepper, one yellow pepper, one courgette and one medium red onion. - Place on the baking tray and coat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey and a sprinkle of herbs and black pepper. Use your hands to ensure all the vegetable are covered. - Place the baking tray into the oven and leave for about…
  • The benefits of High Intensity Interval Pilates

    Bootcamp Pilates
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Many of you may have heard a lot about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) in the press recently because it is said to have many health gains including improved cardiovascular health, boosted VO2 max and lots of fat-burning power. These reasons alone are good enough for us, so we have come up with a tailored class at Bootcamp Pilates that incorporates the benefits of HIIT training and Reformer Pilates....the HIIP class is born! If you are interested in finding out more about this type of training and intrigued to try out a HIIP class, here are some top tips: 1. Warm-up.HIIP…
  • It's time to put your best foot forward...

    Bootcamp Pilates
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:12 am
    With summer just around the corner, it's time to get those feet out and let's be honest we've all looked across during a Pilates class to notice the person next to us showing off their pretty pedicure! Your feet have been hidden away for most of winter so they will need some attention! Here's our top tips on essential kit for your feet...Neutrogena Norwegian Formula, nourishing foot creamCost: £5.99Where: www.boots.com Compeed blister relief plastersCost: £5.99Where: www.boots.com Mavala Talcum powder for feet Cost: £9.50Where: www.mavala.co.ukGaiam pressure point…
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  • Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage

    David Knockton
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage English Heritage’s online shop offers unique gifts inspired by our country’s rich history. They have perfect gift ideas for all ages and any occasion, many of them exclusive to English Heritage.   Gifts for her include beautiful keepsake jewellery, pretty scarves and accessories and traditional scented […] The post Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All

    David Knockton
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All The Ramblers is celebrating today’s news that the government has committed to creating a path around the entire Isle of Wight coastline. This follows more than five years of campaigning calling for the island to be included in the plans for an England Coast Path, […] The post Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear

    David Knockton
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:31 am
    Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear Mountain Warehouse very kindly sent me some kids walking gear to review and Tedi was super excited to have some proper walking clothes, ‘just like Daddy’. Mountain Warehouse offer a large range of high performance and superb quality kids outdoor clothing and the pack they sent […] The post Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest

    David Knockton
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:25 am
    Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest As the good weather now appears to be with us I thought I would put together my top 3 walks in Epping Forest that are a little more ‘off the beaten track’. Whilst most people flock to Wanstead Park or High Beach during the weekends […] The post Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest appeared first on .
  • Mountain Warehouse’s Charity Challenge is back for 2014

    David Knockton
    17 Jun 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Mountain Warehouse’s Charity Challenge is back for 2014 Last year, UK outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse launched its first ever Charity Challenge competition. Over 660 intrepid outdoor adventurers entered to win £5,000 for their chosen charity. This year the competition is back and it’s bigger and better with a prize pot of £10,000. The 2013 Charity Challenge competition […] The post Mountain Warehouse’s Charity Challenge is back for 2014 appeared first on .
 
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • How To Make Low Carb Quest Protein Bars

    Mark McManus
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Quest protein bars are awesome. I recommend them, and everybody loves them. They’re high in protein, legitimately low in carbs (no sugar alcohols), they’re filling, delicious, but…they’re pretty expensive – about £1.80 per bar or over $2/bar in the US. I’ll tell you how to make 3 of their bars: Vanilla Cinnamon Roll Chocolate Peanut […]
  • 30 Day Squat Challenge Debunked

    Mark McManus
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:46 am
    Have you seen this thing floating around the web? The 30 day squat challenge? It caught my eye on facebook. Does it work? Nope. Will you get results? Not really. It’s rubbish. If you’ve been reading my work for any time, you probably know why I don’t like it. For anyone wanting REAL change (ladies […]
  • Do You Need To Get A Pump To Build Muscle? Answered

    Mark McManus
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    It sure does look good! Feels good, too. But is a muscular “pump” just a cosmetic bonus, or can it actually contribute to the growth process? The answer may surprise you… Do You Need To Get A Pump? . The answer is yes and no. You can certainly get a pump and not have stimulated […]
  • 8 Alternatives To Butter To Spread On Your Bread

    Mark McManus
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:45 am
    Butter is goooooooooood. Hey, even Time magazine is recommending we eat butter (the real stuff, not the plasticized oil we called margarine). But we all need a change sometimes. Read to try something new? I’ve put together a list of 8 alternatives to butter to spread on your bread/toast. They’re healthy and delicious. If you […]
  • What My Mother Said To Me!

    Mark McManus
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:53 am
    When you were a teenager, do you remember thinking, “I can’t wait to be an adult so my mother won’t be able to try and tell me what to do”? I remember. But then you grow up and realize…IT NEVER ENDS lol. Fact is, you’ll always be a kid in her eyes and she’s always […]
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  • Build Kū Glutes: Glutes Training 1.0

    Danny Aipa
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    In strength and conditoning, along with fitness and physique athletes, the phrases “glute training” and “glute activation” have been used as buzz words a bit too much.  But, allow me to clear up why there is so much emphasis on the glutes. My approach to training is to prioritize in performance and strength, and then work on aesthetics.  So let’s break it down from that.  The Glute Guy, Bret Contreras’ four primary benefits behind glute strengthening are the following: Postural improvements Injury and pain prevention Increased athleticism, strength, and…
  • High Intensity Conditioning: 6 Kū Methods

    Danny Aipa
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I’m just going to come out and say it. I do not like conditioning, but then again some may consider the way I train and coach feels like you are conditioning.  But ah, to each their own. When it comes to playing a sport or getting into the best shape of your life conditioning does play a role.  Many know this and still many will overdo conditioning thinking that the more they condition the better conditioned they will be. Let’s pump the brakes a bit and cover what High Intensity Conditioning is: Intense bouts of exercise followed by short rest over a 15-30 minute period. Simple…
  • The Kū Store is Open: Show How Kū You Are

    Danny Aipa
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    It’s a start…and starting off small. Ever since I started The Aipa Project and now Kū Performance Hawaii, a lot of people have been asking when I’d be getting some gear they can wear to represent being Kū. I finally gave in and decided to come out with a few gear in order to spread the Kū lifestyle.  I’ve been getting such great feedback on my Kū Performance Hawaii emblem that it’s becoming the Kū shield.   The four lei o mano represents the warrior spirit, as well as my family’s ‘aumakua the mano(shark), specifically Kuhaimoana who is…
  • Coaching The Romanian Deadlift: Proper Technique

    Danny Aipa
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The Romanian Deadlift, AKA the RDL, is a great exercise to build strength and muscle in the posterior chain.  Building strength in the posterior chain is essential if you are looking to building a good looking physique, jump higher, run faster, get stronger in your squat or deadlift, this exercise is must-have in your training program. But as great as this exercise is, it’s also one of the most difficult exercises to coach and for people to get a grasp on.  I’ve had responses such as, “This is unnatural,” or “My body isn’t meant to move this way,”…
  • Be Kū and Dance

    Danny Aipa
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Mo’ili’ili Bon Dance Many people don’t realize this but I enjoy putting on my dancing shoes every once in awhile.  Over this past July 4th weekend, not only did I get to celebrate my birthday and finally eat at Halekulani’s Brunch (one word, epic!), but I also had the chance to checkout the Bon Dance Festival at Mo’ili’ili. On top of that, my wife and I took my parents to come with us.  It was my second time, but for both of my parents it was their first and my mom was stoked which is probably where I get my dancing shoes from. Mom stoked to get her Bon…
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  • The 10 Best Foods for a Lean Bulk Diet

    GW Admin
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Building muscle is a product of hard work, dedication, proper workout technique… and proper nutrition. The nutrition part can be tricky for many bodybuilders. There is simply too much information out there, and not all of it is consistent or even accurate. But what you put into your body has a direct impact on what your body looks like.In order to build muscle, you have to also add bulk. This can be a tricky situation, however. If not done properly, you’ll end up looking too bulky, with no definition. Simply put, you’ll look fat when you want to look fit. The solution is a “lean bulk…
  • What is the Best Form of Creatine?

    GW Admin
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Walking into a supplement store and trying to pick out the best form of creatine can be quite a puzzling task to say the least. Once inside, we see supplement brands all pushing their own creatine products claiming they’re the best, while our buddies at the gym are telling us another thing. Today we will settle it once and for all, and find out which is truly the best creatine supplement to take.What are the benefits of taking creatine?Creatine is one of the few staple supplements that almost every bodybuilder who wants to gain muscle or lose fat has in their stack. Creatine is a relatively…
  • 10 Best Foods To Burn Fat

    GW Admin
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:14 am
    Whether you have just finished an insane bulk, put on a few extra pounds over the holidays, or just want to get ripped in time for summer, you’ve come to the right place. Today I’m going to discuss the 10 best foods to burn fat that will get your abs and veins showing up in next to no time.Green TeaYeah it’s technically a drink and not a food, but green tea is one of the best diet foods or drinks for that matter to burn fat. As well as providing your body with antioxidants, green tea is known to boost your body’s metabolic rate, aiding your body to burn more calories.Hot peppersHot…
  • Workout Anywhere! 50 Best Bodyweight Exercises

    GW Admin
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Well, it’s that time of year again. The time of year where cookouts, parties and the beach start calling your name. Even the most disciplined people are going to have a tough time staying focused. Instead of giving in to temptation and taking a break from training, take this opportunity to try something different.Bodyweight training is coming back in a big way. Let’s face it, people are just getting sick and tired of expensive gyms and pushy personal trainers. They want something exciting, challenging and (more importantly) inexpensive.By using your natural bodyweight as the resistance,…
  • 10 Best Foods To Build Muscle

    GW Admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:21 am
    To build muscle you have to eat big obviously, and we know that some foods are better than others for building muscle. For instance eating a piece of chicken is going to be more beneficial than eating two bags of chips. Chicken has more quality nutriments to help us build muscle, compared to chips which are full of empty calories. Today I am going to tell you the 10 best foods to building muscle that every gainer should apply have in their diet.Muscle Building Food #1: MilkThat’s right, milk isn’t just for babies! There’s an old bodybuilding acronym that’s called GOMAD, this saying…
 
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    NPTI Blog

  • Secret Shortcuts from a Personal Trainer

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Anyone that has accomplished anything that is worthwhile knows that there is no such thing as a shortcut. This is an axiom that those pursing physical fitness deal with every day. Although the experienced personal trainer understands this better than anyone, they do provide what some might consider “secret shortcuts” that can streamline the time it takes to get certain results. The caveat to this is that it’s important to understand that a shortcut does not necessarily mean easier. One of the so called “secrets” of the health and fitness world that is currently all the rage is the…
  • Why A Good Personal Trainer Offers More than Fitness

    Casey McIlvaine
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    When many people that have not experienced the influence of a personal trainer think about what they have to offer, fitness may come to mind, but the best of the profession offer so much more. The best personal trainers understand that the obligation that they owe to their clients is one of facilitating fitness of mind, body, and soul. Although that may sound a little metaphysical, the reality is that a closer look shows the practical aspects of how a dedicated trainer can impact lives in profound ways. Most people would agree that it is very difficult to achieve any modicum of happiness in…
  • Can a Personal Trainer Salary Sustain Our Family?

    Casey McIlvaine
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The goals and aspirations of anyone that has a desire to become a personal trainer go far beyond just the career as many desire to have a family as well. Although they will ask themselves many questions, one that must be answered is the question of whether they can sustain a family on the salary they make as a personal trainer. The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no because questions of such magnitude require answers built on individual drive, planning and persistence. In the United States, the average salary range for a personal trainer is about $34,000 to $48,000. The problem…
  • You are a Certified Personal Trainer…Which Certifications Do You Need?

    Casey McIlvaine
    24 Jun 2014 | 12:00 am
    Once you’ve worked hard to become a certified personal trainer, you have likely given a great deal of thought to specialization. Additional certifications can provide the focused instruction that will enable you to have a solid foundation in a variety of specific areas within the broad personal training field. The question of which certifications you need are primarily dependent on the area of specialization that you choose. While certifications from NPTI, ASCM, and NASM will provide the foundation certification, they are also seen as highly prized additional certifications that broaden the…
  • How to Stay Current as a Personal Trainer

    Casey McIlvaine
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:31 am
    Being a professional personal trainer is far from a static experience where attaining a certification is the end of your education. The best personal trainers are educating themselves constantly on new techniques in a variety of ways to better serve their clients. By staying current with what this expansive field has to offer, personal trainers can advance their careers and open up new opportunities by adding skills that either fit within their chosen niche or expand upon it. One of the simplest ways to stay current is to constantly read the leading fitness journals and magazines. This not…
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    Caz The Trainer

  • Why People Fail. Because It’s Easy.

    Caz
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:33 am
    Why People Fail The reason why most people fail at living and looking the way they want is because they simply give up. Why? Because it’s easy. It’s easy to fall off the bandwagon and think up ANY excuse to justify it. It’s easy to just say that you’re happy with what you have and how far you’ve come. Here’s the reality -> You want to look good. You want a rock hard body.  You want to go out and have fun with friends. You want the nice car. You want to be the best. You want to take yourself to the next level. You want it all. And don’t kid…
  • Drinking And Staying Lean. It’s Possible.

    Caz
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:53 pm
    This goes against all the rules but let’s be real, most of us want to live a little and enjoy things other than dieting and stepping on stage. More specifically, going out for a drink with that friends, family, parties etc. So contrary to common beliefs, you can drink and stay lean. This is only possible if you have mastered your diet and plan for the “drinking day” ahead of time. So here’s what to do. First let’s go over some points on alcohols affect on us humans. 1. Alcohol lowers your Testosterone. While this is true it is greatly blown out of proportion. A study using 10 men…
  • Announcement: Now Offering In-Home Personal Training to Residents of Oakville, ON.

    Caz
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
      Yes, you read it right – I will be offering In-Home personal training for a select group of clients. Space is EXTREMELY limited. As of now I can take on about 4 more clients depending on their sessions frequency per week. Check below for FAQ’s about my In-Home Service:   How do I sign up? Simply contact me and I will arrange to give you a call. From there we will set up our first consultation/assessment.   What’s included? All of my services are included. -Nutrition & Supplementation Programs -Training Programs -One on one coaching -Assessments   What does the…
  • 6 Reasons Why #Fitspo is as Much a Good Thing as a Bad Thing

    Caz
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:29 pm
    There are roughly 7 million posts on Instagram when searching #fitspo and most likely a similar number on Twitter. The “showing off” of fitness and health has skyrocketed. Here are my 6 reasons why the hashtag #fitspo is both a good thing and a bad thing. The Good    1. It’s motivating #fitspo does a great job of motivating. Seeing photos and Tweets of great looking physiques and “get up and workout” type tweets are sometimes all you need to get yourself into high gear to start working towards your goals. Hell, when I reluctantly wake up at 6am to hit the gym the first…
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  • 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…
  • MMA Workout | Fighter Training to Build Explosive Power & Strength

    Jamin Thompson
    20 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you’re like me and grew up in the 80′s & 90′s there’s a good chance you were a big fan of superheroes and bodybuilders. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Frank Zane, Flex Wheeler, Shawn Ray… Superman, HULK, Bane, Wolverine, Colossus, Juggernaut, Duke Nukem… ….and of course we can’t forget about Doomsday (the crazy jacked mofo who killed Superman). Those dudes were badasses most kids back in the day all wanted to be like and look like… …but today is a new era. The rules of the game have changed. Most guys no…
  • Effort Over Everything

    Jamin Thompson
    13 May 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Ray Lewis: It Has Nothing To Do With Talent & Everything To Do With Effort The 2014 NFL Draft has come and gone…and a new class of young athletes are now living their dreams as pros. Of course (just like every year) the post-draft debates still rage, with self- proclaimed experts, critics, and trolls asking and wondering “how did this guy make it” or “how did that guy make it” (which by the way can really spark some really heated arguments on social media if you’ve never taken part in these things). You’ll have the nerds in the lab coats (do you…
  • The 1000 Pull-Up Workout | Bodyweight Armageddon WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Over the years I’ve tried and experimented with just about every exercise and training tool out there… …Dyno, Prowler, Tires, Sleds, Barbells, Dumbbells, Bodyweight, TRX, Kamagon Balls, Ropes, Rings, Sandbags, Stairs, Hills… …Sledgehammers, Kegs, Atlas Stones, Bodyweight, Bootleg Home Depot Creations…etc. The list goes on and on. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to push myself. New ways to get stronger. New ways to improve my conditioning. New ways to crush old PR’s. New ways to take it to the next level. New ways to kick more ass.
  • How To Become A Fitness Model (and get paid)

    Jamin Thompson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Seems like every day or so, someone either emails me or hits me up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram asking me how they can break into fitness modeling. I guess you could say a career in fitness modeling is all the rage these days. But how do you get started? Even more difficult to figure out is… …how can you get paid for your efforts? Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of great info out there that can help point you in the right direction. Most of the articles you’ll find on Google suck. Most of the “how to” videos you’ll find on YouTube suck. Most of…
 
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  • Don’t Be a Stick in the Mud: How to Train for an Obstacle Course-type Marathon

    Sarah
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Summer is the perfect time for getting down and dirty in the great outdoors — and by that, of course, I mean mud runs! Dirty dashes, Spartan races and other obstacle course-type marathons have garnered a ton of popularity over the past few seasons … and it’s not hard to see why. Unlike standard marathons that require you to run a certain distance in a certain amount of time, mud runs are a breath of fresh air to your boring treadmill slog. But there’s more to these runs than, well, running. Which means you might not be training the right way. Mud runs are notorious for their fun…
  • Join Bowflex Fitness Advisor Tom Holland and Fitness Bloggers for a Live Q&A Webcast Event!

    Sara Staffaroni
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Whether it’s going for a hike or enjoying a run around the neighborhood, summer offers many opportunities to get moving. This month, Bowflex is celebrating fitness with the help of our favorite bloggers who have made life-changing commitments to getting healthy— and you can join us! Tune in for a Q&A webcast with national health and fitness icons, live from the Bowflex headquarters, on Tuesday, July 22 at 8-9 a.m. (PST). The panel includes: Tom Holland, is an internationally-recognized exercise and health professional and Bowflex Fitness Advisor. With his mantra of “Believe in…
  • The Kid-friendly Parent’s Guide to Healthy Eating

    Sara Staffaroni
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    “We have to keep some snacks in the house for the kids.” “I don’t want to have to make a separate meal for me and another for my growing teenagers.” “How do I make inexpensive, healthy meals for an entire family without breaking the bank?” I’ve heard these very words come out of numerous parents’ mouths. They’re very real concerns, but there are ways to work around these challenges to stay fit, keep your kids happy and not become a short-order cook in the process. Are you a parent trying to lose weight, but find it tricky to juggle schedules, work and meal planning for…
  • Friday Fives

    Sara Staffaroni
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Stumped on healthy options for your summer party menu? Feeling dizzy after your daily run? Trying to slim down for the summer? Catch up with this week’s best health and fitness posts from some of our favorite bloggers.  Get ready for your summer cookout with these seven skinny (and delicious) recipes from Skinny Mom. Morning runs leaving you dizzy? FitSugar offers this advice for new runners and joggers. Breaking Muscle shares the pre-workout benefits (and drawbacks) of carbs vs. proteins. Get back in shape this summer with these 11 useful tips from Girls Gone Sporty. The Lean Green Bean…
  • Healthy Summer Fruit Smoothie Recipe B

    Sara Staffaroni
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    I confess – I am a smoothie-aholic. I don’t know why. Maybe because most of my days are filled with activity and it’s difficult to digest a full meal on the go. Truth be told, more often than not, I’m not totally satiated with a smoothie for lunch, and know I should sit down and enjoy a relaxing meal. But let’s be real. Our crazy lifestyles don’t always make that possible. Therefore, I try to pack as many nutrients in my little drinkable lunch as possible. If you can, it’s best to blend your own concoction. Don’t believe the healthy hype of joints such as Jamba Juice (consider…
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  • 10 Mistakes You Make on the Treadmill

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    As a runner, it is important to know the 10 mistakes you make on the treadmill. This exercise equipment is often a necessity during rainy days or winters. When treadmill becomes a part of your... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Unexpected Ways to Fit in Cardio in Your Daily Life

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    16 Jul 2014 | 12:36 am
    Fitness minded people will find these 10 unexpected ways to fit in cardio in their daily life very useful. Working out is highly essential for overall health. Sometimes you can’t help missing out on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Good Reasons to Skip Your Workout

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    15 Jul 2014 | 4:25 am
    Check out these 5 good reasons to skip your workout when things get out of your hands. Sometimes you know you are missing out your exercise by making up excuses, but other times, it becomes... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Fitness Goals to Aim for in 2014

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    14 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    These 5 fitness goals to aim for in 2014 let you know the importance of health in today’s lifestyle. These days it is really hard to keep up with everyday goals and pressures, which takes a toll on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 9 Effective Ways to Get a Great Workout at Home

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    11 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you wish to have a great body without going to the gym, here are 9 ways to get a great workout at home. Sometimes, you may feel a little blue to go out and exercise. You don’t necessarily... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Abs Are NOT Made In The Kitchen: The Truth About How To Get Ripped Abs

    Keith
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    In this crazy, fucked up world of fitness, there are 2 groups of people when it comes to getting ripped abs. Group 1: Getting a ripped six pack is all about diet. Group 2: Getting a ripped six pack is all about your workout and the exercises you do. And then there’s crazy Group 3 who thinks it’s all about genetics. Which group do I belong in? Well I used to belong in Group 1. Up until a few years ago, I believed that getting a six pack and super shredded abs was all about dieting. All the gurus said shit like: “Abs are made in the kitchen, bro.” “Abs are 80%…
  • How To Build Muscle Without Weights: Interview With Todd Kuslikis

    Keith
    11 May 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Can you build muscle with weights? For years, everyone thought this was impossible. But what if I told you that building muscle didn’t require you to be able to squat 500 pounds and that you could build muscle just as efficiently with nothing but your own bodyweight? That would be the best thing since sliced bread, right? I got to sit down and talk with Todd Kuslikis, a bodyweight expert (and creator of Bodyweight Overload) who specializes in helping people build muscle with only bodweight exercises (no gym required). It’s pretty badass stuff, check out the interview below. 1) Hey…
  • Chris Pratt Workout For Guardians Of The Galaxy: 7 Secrets To Getting Super Ripped

    Keith
    2 May 2014 | 10:16 pm
    While body transformations in Hollywood are nothing new, what Chris Pratt did in 6 months to prepare for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty amazing. Chris went from looking fat and sloppy to sporting a lean and chiseled physique. So a lot of guys are probably wondering how they can duplicate Pratt’s results. Getting a ripped body like Chris Pratt isn’t rocket science. It’s just a matter of eating healthy and training hard. But there’s so much BS out there when it comes to getting a Hollywood physique, so here are 8 ‘secrets’ for getting a ripped…
  • The Truth About Sprinters vs. Marathon Runners

    Keith
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    If you’re even slightly into fitness and have been interneting on the internet for the past few years, you’ve do doubt come across the picture below. To summarize the picture above: Marathon runners = skinny, weak, no muscle, pale. Sprinters = lean, ripped, muscular, dark and handsome. But there are some huge misconceptions about sprinting and running which I cover below. Running does not make you lose muscle. This is the most popular myth that a lot of fitness pros love to spread. Their argument is that due to the long distance nature of running, you’re burning your muscles…
  • 1 Simple Trick To Get Stronger At Any Exercise

    Keith
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:40 pm
    After lifting for a while, you’re inevitably going to hit some strength and muscle plateaus. But luckily, I’m going to show you what is hands down the easiest and most simply way to dramatically increase your strength on any exercise. The BIG problem with bro splits The typical bodybuilder bro split looks something like this: Monday – Chest Tues – Back Wed – Leg Thurs – Shoulders Friday – Arms …or some variation of that. While this may be fine for guys who are juicing or even maybe some genetically gifted individuals, the majority people simply…
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    Supplement Reviews and Rankings

  • Protected: Cellucor C4 Extreme (Example for Review Writer)

    Top10
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Cellucor C4 Extreme (Example for Review Writer) appeared first on Supplement Reviews and Rankings.
  • 10 Best Supplements for Vegetarians to Take

    Top10
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Supplements for Vegetarians Vegetarian is a generic term that describes someone who refuses to eat meat, poultry, fish or other seafood. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains that studies indicate plant-based diets are healthy and nutritionally sound. See Also: Best Greens Supplements for 2014 Benefits of Vegetarianism Vegetarianism offers a number of health benefits that include disease prevention. Individuals preferring plant-based diets often have less body fat and weigh less. Consuming a limited amount of animal products, or avoiding animal-based products and byproducts helps…
  • 10 Best Supplements That Encourage Heart Health

    Top10
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Supplements for a Healthy Heart According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a shocking 25 percent of all deaths in the U.S. each year are caused by heart disease. It is also important to note that there are many incorrect so-called facts about this silent killer that can cause serious issues. Many people erroneously believe that heart problems are primarily experienced by older men. However, the truth is that many younger patients of both genders are diagnosed with heart disease, and it is actually the leading cause of death among Australian women. See Also: Supplements…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Healthy Skin – Look and Feel Younger

    Top10
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Skin As the body’s largest and fastest-growing organ, skin is incredibly important. Unlike many “problem areas,” including love handles at the midsection and spots, scars and other imperfections on various parts of the body, there’s no way to keep skin completely under wraps. With that in mind, it pays to take good care of it. What Keeps Skin Healthy? When skin is properly nourished and cared for, it can make a person look a lot younger than they are. On the other hand, when the skin is starved for nutrients, including minerals and…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Weight Loss – Fat Burning Products

    Top10
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Weight Loss Supplements Bathing suit season is here, so people are looking for new ways to lose weight, and many of them will go on the latest fad diets. Eventually, they will lose interest because they cannot manage to lose any weight on these programs. Even if they do, they will have trouble keeping it off and maintaining their new looks. See Also: Supplements for Building Muscle The answer is not another fad diet. The solution is in the foods that people are already eating, and the good news is that they don’t have to add a lot of foods to their diets that they don’t like. That’s…
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  • Happy’s New Orleans 5K

    Becky White
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    The Happy’s Irish Pub 5K was held yesterday in downtown New Orleans. The race was presented by New Orleans Running Systems, Happy’s, Varsity Sports, and Brooks. The 5K benefitted the Crimestoppers of New Orleans. After harassing my co-worker for the past week I finally convinced her to do this race with me.  As soon at 5:00pm hit I clocked out of work and we were on our way. Luckily the skies cleared up from the morning monsoon and the sun even made an appearance. Unfortunately it was hot…..really hot…….and HUMID. I was already sweating as soon as we get out…
  • Varsity Summer Series #3

    Becky White
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    The third race of the Varsity Sports Summer Series was held yesterday at Varsity Sports Mandeville. The theme for the event was the “Shirtless Shakedown” and was presented by Newton. Many of the men went sans shirt and the women donned variations of sport bra tops. My co-workers and I reported for duty at 5:00am yesterday but somehow I talked them into running the race with me when our shift ended at 5:00pm. Talk about some tough guys and gals. This is the third race “Team Mandeville Police” has participated in since May. Luckily for the runners the rain cleared up…
  • July Races

    Becky White
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Summer Series Race 2 Miles Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:00 PM City Park, New Orleans, LA Four on the Fourth 4 miles Friday July 4, 2014 7:30am Covington, LA Wesson Memorial 2M 2M run Friday July 4, 2014 8:00am Ocean Springs, MS Freedom Mile 1 mile Friday July 4, 2014 8:00am Baton Rouge, LA Crab Festival 5K 5K run, 1M run, 5K walk Saturday July 5, 2014 8:00am Bay St. Louis, MS Independence 5k 5k Saturday July 5, 2014 Pass Christian, MS Hotter Than Hell Marathon for RaceMD Marathon Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:00 AM Audubon Park, New Orleans, LA Varsity Sports Mandeville Summer Series #3 2 miles…
  • Summer Series June Bride Run

    Becky White
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    Yesterday Varsity Sports Mandeville hosted the second Summer Series 2 miler “June Bride.” Participants were encouraged to dress in their best wedding garb for great prizes from Asics. The race was also a Hot 100 event earning runners 5 big points. Race day started out rough. I was getting off of a 12 hour shift and we just switched back to dayshift so you can imagine the peach I had been all day. At 5pm I was on hour 19 of being awake. In addition to that I had been suffering from a bout of food poisoning. I was determined, however, to earn my precious Hot 100 points. I made it to…
  • Run To Remember 5K

    Becky White
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:28 am
    The Run to Remember 5K was held Saturday at the Terra Bella Village in Covington, LA. The race was presented by Dynamic Physical Therapy and benefitted the Wounded Warriors Project. The race also featured the Wall of Warriors with pictures of active service members submitted by their families. Race morning started off warm, foggy, and muggy. Of course I am on night shift which means I woke up at 3:00am after only sleeping for 4 hours. I made it Terra Bella about an hour before the start and the parking lot was nearly full. I spoke to one of the race volunteers while I was getting my…
 
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Keep Fitness Fun: It Pays To Play

    NFPT Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    There are plenty of people out there who don’t see fitness as fun. It is a very common excuse as to why people don’t want to go to the gym or work with a trainer. Making fitness fun for your clients is easier than you think. Use common, every day sports to promote a healthy lifestyle while also keeping it fun for your clients! Source: Sports-Management-Degrees.com The post Keep Fitness Fun: It Pays To Play appeared first on The NFPT Blog.
  • Train to Sustain

    GuestAuthor
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Fight Science has a YouTube clip of Bas Rutten (MMA Champion) striking an anatomically correct torso, equipped with synthetic organs (except for a spleen). The spleen came from a pig and was placed in the correct position within the torso. Bas proceeds to strike the torso with his unique hook/uppercut punch, torqued in a way that delivered 1300 pounds of force. The spleen ruptured. A ruptured spleen, untreated, will lead to death. If the spleen has to be surgically removed, then the liver assumes the spleen’s responsibility for fighting germs and coordinating the immune system. The spleen,…
  • Nutrition Planning

    Blake Wade
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    As a personal trainer you will be asked by most of your clients questions on nutrition and their diets. Everything from “What can I eat to lose weight?”, and “How many deep-fried donuts can I eat without getting fat?” You need to know how to answer these types of questions while staying in your scope of practice. Remember, you are not certified as a nutritionist or dietitian. Giving an exact meal plan to a client might seem like you’re doing them a huge service. But in reality you could be opening yourself up to danger. That is the kind of thing a dietitian or nutritionist…
  • Workout Gear for Your Personal Training Clients

    Blake Wade
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    In gyms and studios across the country you will find dozens of pieces of what I like to call workout gear being worn. Some of this workout gear is definitely useful. But the usefulness of some of this equipment may be questionable. In fact, some might be unsafe for your clients to wear. When your clients ask you what they should use or consider buying, having a good answer for them is important. In this blog I will cover two of the most popular pieces of workout gear, weight belts and heart rate monitors. Weight Belts First, we will take a look at the tried and true weight belt. The weight…
  • Which Personal Trainer Certification is the Best?

    NFPT Team
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    So you want to get certified to become a personal trainer, do ya?! That’s great! But it’s a pretty confusing world out there. There are so many different certifying agencies and each of them seem to be so much different than any of the other ones. Which one is best for you? Well, that’s why we’ve put together this handy comparison chart of some of the top certifying companies for personal training!   **See More Certification Comparisons Here… Here at NFPT, we value our trainers and even those who potentially will be our trainers. We want to be up front with…
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    Big Fit Deal™

  • No, For Real, Take My Money

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    If you had the ability to provide me with a product or service, and in exchange I would give you lots of money, that would be great, right? Now, what if you had the ability to provide me and millions of my friends with a product or service, and we would all give you lots
  • The Critic’s Corner

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Each of us is our own worst critic, right? Unless we’ve gotten a really horrendous haircut, the chances of someone else noticing our bad hair day is pretty slim. But when we look in the mirror? Mane disaster! Here’s another example: If I wear a top or a dress that is even the littlest bit
  • Yeah, This Ought to Help

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    If I wrote in the style of those click-bait headlines, today’s post would say something like, “You won’t believe what she dared to say that no one else has the nerve to. I’m speechless!” (Have you noticed how many of those writers are ‘speechless,’ and yet have plenty to say on whatever subject they’re writing
  • Happy Birthday To Me!

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    No, it’s not my birthday (that’d be December 2nd, if you’re keeping track). But it’s the birthday of Big Fit Deal! I started this little experiment two years ago. I published my first post on July 5, 2012. I can’t believe it’s been two years already! In the past two years, I’ve written 292 posts.
  • Mind Like Water

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    What do you do when things aren’t going the way you want them to? If you’re feeling blue, furious, hopeless, enraged, how do you handle those emotions? Do you curl up in bed with the covers over your head? Eat a pint of mint chocolate chip? Practice deep breathing? There are probably as many ways
 
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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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
  • How to Eat Organic on a Budget

    Josh
    24 May 2014 | 12:40 pm
    I would have to say that the most given excuse when I ask people if they eat organic food is “No, it’s too expensive.” This is a huge misconception that people have about organic food.* *side note: I HATE calling organic food, organic food. The way farmers grow their organic crops is the same way […]Related Posts:The Diet That All Must EatEat Butter and Lots of It
  • The Diet That All Must Eat

    Josh
    13 May 2014 | 9:10 am
    Okay maybe not all, but it’s a diet worth considering. Today I wanted to talk to you guys about a ketogenic diet. What’s a ketogenic diet? Well it would help if we knew what a ketone was. According to Nora T. Gedgaudas ketones are the energy by-product of the meatbolism of fat. So basically the […]Related Posts:How to Eat Organic on a BudgetEat Butter and Lots of It
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    The LiveYourSport Blog

  • Tired all the Time? Fight with Fatigue now!

    Maitreni Mishra
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:39 pm
    We’ve all felt exhausted at one time or another—after a […] The post Tired all the Time? Fight with Fatigue now! appeared first on The LiveYourSport Blog.
  • Your Total Body Workout from CUT to FIT!

    Maitreni Mishra
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    You don’t need fancy equipment or an expensive gym memb […] The post Your Total Body Workout from CUT to FIT! appeared first on The LiveYourSport Blog.
  • Toe, Ball, Heel: A Dancer’s Guide to a Perfect Point

    Brooke Chaplan
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:18 am
    Most dancers have beautifully pointed feet. For some, t […] The post Toe, Ball, Heel: A Dancer’s Guide to a Perfect Point appeared first on The LiveYourSport Blog.
  • How well do you know your grocery store?

    Maitreni Mishra
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:02 am
    You go there often, recognize the assistants and even k […] The post How well do you know your grocery store? appeared first on The LiveYourSport Blog.
  • Knockout! Worst Injuries in Boxing History!

    Brooke Chaplan
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:53 am
    Boxing is known as the sport of kings. It’s also […] The post Knockout! Worst Injuries in Boxing History! appeared first on The LiveYourSport Blog.
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  • The Final Ingredient In Your Weight Loss Plan

    Kanksshi Agarwal
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:21 am
    Did your over-eating concerns haunted you again this morning? Did this come naturally while you were struggling to put on your jeans? Staying cautious with one’s diet needs practice and it’s common to fall off the cart. “Overeating” seemed to have become an indispensable activity in the present era of stress, where one seeks solace in something tempting, energy-imbibing and inoffensive. That something is food, my friends. Unlike your boss or partners who feel it is overrated, it’s priceless for you. The palatable feel and texture, and oh, those sauces, in which you continue to dip…
  • Yoga Poses: Virasana (Hero Pose)

    Pranita Sohony
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    ‘Vira’, in Sanskrit language, means ‘hero’ and thus, Virasana is known as the Hero Pose orthe seated warrior pose. A basic seated Yoga pose, it is a step and part of many backbends and twists. This pose focuses mainly on the upper back and thus helps improve posture. It can also be used as a substitute to Padmasana or the Lotus pose. Health Benefits The pose stretches and increases flexibility of the knees, ankles and thighs and provides strength to the arches of the feet. This pose opens up the hips and stretches the quads. This pose increases blood circulation in the body and acts…
  • Yoga Poses: Plow Pose (Halasana)

    Pranita Sohony
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The Plow Pose (Halasana) is named so, as one’s body attains the shape of a plow (hala) while performing this pose. Just as a plow prepares the field for growing crops, this pose helps one prepare the field of the body for better health and growth. It is an ideal spine stretch pose as well as an inverted yoga position which prepares one for relaxation, breathing exercises and meditation. Health Benefits Plow pose mainly stretches the shoulder and spine. It also helps to relieve the menopause symptoms and stimulates the abdominal organs and thyroid gland. This pose reduces stress and…
  • 10 Yoga Poses Safe For Blood Pressure Patients

    Pranita Sohony
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:16 am
    You have been reading a lot from me on various Yoga poses good for the spine or belly or for pregnant ladies and what not. In every other post on Yoga poses, poor Blood Pressure (B.P) patients find a helpless mention in the contraindication section. So here is another post to make up for what they go through. This post is dedicated to all the B.P. patients-cum-readers who wish to practice Yoga, but are unable to do so owing to the restrictions that come with certain Yoga poses. Below is a list of top 10 poses that are absolutely safe for B.P. patients and have a couple of extra advantages…
  • Yoga Poses: Locust Pose (Shalabhasana)

    Pranita Sohony
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    The Locust Pose also known as the Shalabhasana is called so after the locust or grasshopper as the body attains the shape of a locust on performing this pose. This pose is an ideal spine stretch pose and a good back bend that increases flexibility and stamina of the body. Health Benefits The pose strengthens the muscles of the spine, hips and the back of the legs and arms. It is good stretch for the shoulder, chest, belly and thighs. This pose stimulates the abdominal organs. Locust pose is known to improve posture and relieve stress and fatigue. Getting into pose What you need: Room with…
 
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  • Recent Study Proves That Friends Share Similarities in their DNA

    RLion
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    A new study seems to have proven that you share with your friends more than you may have thought: your DNA genetics are similar. You may be more similar to your friends than you actually think. A new study suggests that DNA genetics seem to be more similar between friends than between total strangers. This goes over the walls of a shared ethnicity, as James Fowler from University of California says. But how much DNA do friends share in common? It’s about 1%, about the same amount that fourth cousins with the same great-great-great-grandparents. Not much, but in terms of genetics it is a…
  • #MondaySongs: Free relaxing music downloads of the week – “Summer Chill”

    RLion
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    5 Things that make you feel better (Also listening to free soothing instrumental music) When we feel down, we simply need something, some motivations, to feel better again, in a short time, too. Sometimes we’re too lazy even to do the simplest things that cheer us up or maybe we don’t know that the easiest things are the ones that help us feel better. Here’s 5 things we can do to smile again when we have a bad day. Tidy up our bedroom of childhood or old toy boxes Even if it seems to be a boring job, once you meet again your old teddy bear, or your doll, or your little train, you…
  • Benefits of Morning Running in Your Workout Routine

    RLion
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Running is an excellent way to keep ourselves healthy, we all know that. But what are the benefits of running during our morning workout routine? Read more and find out. Running burns out many calories, and can be much more convenient than heading to the gym every day. While just running can improve your fitness levels, doing it in the morning can provide extra physical and psychological benefits that you may mot have expected. Early morning workouts and early bird exercise routines can help you reach your goals faster; here is how they benefit you. It Wakes You Up for the Day When you start…
  • Tired But Can’t Sleep? How To Cure Insomnia By Reducing Stress #cantsleep

    RLion
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    If you are tired but can’t sleep, you may be suffering from insomnia. Being unable to sleep can affect many aspects of your life in a negative way. Insomnia is a serious sleep disorder that is identified when individuals are unable to sleep at least three nights a week in a regular fashion, during a timeframe of three months. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, it is more commonly found in women than in men, and it affects from 15 to 20% of adults. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has also explored the reasons for not being able to fall asleep. According to a…
  • Smart Ways to Stop Sugar Cravings

    RLion
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Overcoming a food addiction is not an easy task. Getting back on track with a healthy diet can be difficult, but these simple steps can help you out. Overcoming sugar addictions is no easy task. Your brain keeps on asking loudly for you to ingest what it thinks is a “reward”, which most of the time are calories that your body does not need. If you tend to binge and overeat as soon as you get a taste of sugary foods, giving in to the craving is the worst things you can possibly do. These simple steps can be of help if you need a fast sugar addiction detox: Method 1: Find Substitutes for…
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    GoToRunning

  • Minimalistic Running Shoes: How Safe Are They?

    GoToRunning
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Minimalistic running shoes seem like a good idea. After all, running is an old, old sport. And running shoes, as we know them today, are a pretty new invention. Minimalistic shoes seem to be a good compromise between running barefoot and still get some for of protection for your fee. Now the question is: how safe are they? Watch the video and pay attention to what a medical professional have to say about them.  
  • The Best Running Shoes for Women: Basic Stuff You Need to Know

    GoToRunning
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Ok, here is the thing. If every body knew exactly what kind of shoes they need, less people will get a running injury. After all, besides good running form and genetics, wearing the right shoes is one of the leading factors when it comes to running safely. Watch this short video about how to find the best running shoes. It’s just basic stuff we all need to know and remember. What do you think? Are you wearing the right shoe for your foot and pronation type?
  • Post Run Stretches: Running Stretches to Avoid Running Injuries

    GoToRunning
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:54 pm
    If you want to avoid running injuries, you know that stretching is essential. Even when you are short of time after you finish your morning run, or just hate the whole idea of stretching, you should really consider adding some flexibility exercises to your workouts. Here is a great video showing some great stretching exercises you can do after running. Check it out!
  • How You Can Create the Perfect Running Workout

    GoToRunning
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:26 pm
    I bet you are familiar with the phrase “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Well, just like anything else in life, good planning is essential to get the best out of running. Think for a moment, of a professional pianist. Every time she seats at the piano to practice,  she always has a plan in mind. It can be to practice her scales, or a new sonata, or the music for a coming recital. She rarely, if ever, just sits there and doodles with the keys. The same way, if you don’t think ahead of what you’ll need in the morning when you go running, there is a big…
  • Running, Success and You

    GoToRunning
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Running, you say? Say the word running in casual conversation and people will rise their brows and begin looking for the nearest exit. Some of them may actually begin breaking a sweat just thinking about doing some exercise. Why? Simply because most non-runners see running as some sort of punishment. Something they deserve for letting the team down. And then, there is those bad memories from high school of this overweight coach wearing old sweat pants and an old t-shirt preaching about fitness when, obviously, he needed to stop eating so many doughnuts. What is the point all this? Well, the…
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    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 [...]
  • Why Carbs Matter…

    Darren Beattie
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Just like the 1970′s and 80′s demonized fat for a generation to come, I fear that we are currently doing the same thing to carbohydrates. More and more often I hear people offering up colloquialisms like, “there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.” Which makes me fear for our future from a nutrition standpoint, [...]
  • Values: Guiding Principles

    Darren Beattie
    30 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    But you can go through a moral compass development process… And there is no better time than now. About 3 years ago, around the time I quit working for someone else and took things into my own hands, I became deeply entrenched in goal research. I even started a book, got about twelve chapters deep [...]
  • Why Do I Need a Coach?

    Darren Beattie
    13 May 2014 | 4:45 am
    Everytime I meet someone new I will often be asked this question as it pertains to the services I provide. I’ve always seen such great value in being coached and mentored by someone else that I think I’ve overlooked why many people might resist being coached or mentored by other people. If you’ve grown up [...]
  • It’s Really the “Change” That Matters Most

    Darren Beattie
    28 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’ve recently begun doing a good chunk of online coaching, which gives me the great opportunity to work with a few more people than I can one-on-one over the course of the month and people from all over the world. I love working with new people, so naturally I’m fascinated by the cultural differences I’ve [...]
 
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  • What motivates you to train?

    Patrick MacKeogh
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
      I could be with a 100 people training every day and that’s what sometimes eludes me. How are you getting on? Any exercises causing issues? These are common enough questions, but what’s actually driving you to get into your car, come down, and work your a** off? I am hoping that for many people it starts with the obvious, looking better! But then it turns into something way more beneficial to us, and that’s a sense of achievement, to become stronger and better each time. I’m not sure if I will ever really care how fast my car can go, its just a car. I’m…
  • Redefining the Burn

    Patrick MacKeogh
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:16 am
        I recently read a very interesting article on a piece of research that seems to be changing the way we view the “burn”. You know, that hot acidy feeling in the muscle caused by intense exercise, the burn that was previously thought to be the effect of a waste by-product produced from burning sugars in the muscle (lactic acid). This research is starting to show that this burning sensation is actually caused by the release of myokines, a metabolic signalling molecule whose role is to instruct the body to release fat from storage (body fat) and also tell muscle tissue to burn…
  • Cheating “correctly”.

    Patrick MacKeogh
    6 Jun 2014 | 5:32 am
    The Underground is not a network or puritans, we are outstanding everyday people training our hearts out to become more today than we were yesterday. We enjoy life, the Underground is there to be enjoyed. But we also enjoy food. Yes, the bad stuff has to be limited to get to where we need to go but a complete shut down of the tasty stuff isn’t good for the soul, and the soul is important. Why are we here on earth if not for enjoyment? Eat clean, train hard, and when the time comes flip 180 and eat what you want. You won’t be destroying all your hard work, just taking a tiny step…
  • A Personal Trainers Fat Burning Diet.

    Patrick MacKeogh
    5 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
      A great example for Personal Trainings Clients to see how we do it. Not by any means perfect, but the strategy for fat lean and lean muscle support are there. I kept to my goal of 1% a week this week (haven eaten the following). This is a busy weeks eating, with realistic strategies and issues to overcome. Pink indicates a training day and green a non training day (or low intensity cardio). The blue numbers are there to reference what Ive done at certain points.  - Overview You can see I have gone for high protein and high fiber in my main meals, and tried to keep my snacks to the…
  • “What I ate” for Personal Training Clients

    Patrick MacKeogh
    18 Feb 2014 | 5:22 am
        What I ate the last week… It can be a big help to my Personal Training clients to have an idea of how I eat while trying to burn maximal fat. - Non Training Days   Breakfast was usually 2 full poached eggs with spinach, and a third a cup of natural granola with same amount of natural Greek style yoghurt and some blueberries. When I could I’d add some meat (lean bacon/ham/chicken) or smoked salmon into a 4 egg white/ 2 yolk omelette. Animal protein is great in the morning, but its tough to take in alone. If I got really bored of eggs, I’d have some left…
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    User Ratings and Reviews: Vitamins And Dietary Supplements

  • Modafinil vs. Adrafinil a Comparison of Side Effects and Benefits

    Serge Souprayen
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Modafinil vs. Adrafinil a Comparison of Side Effects and BenefitsWhat are they, and what do they do?Modafinil is a drug, that is used to offset symptoms of narcolepsy and sleepiness/tiredness. While these are majorly associated with cocaine addiction, depression and stress, and attention-deficit disorder, it differs from stimulants in the types of neural mechanisms it shows change in.Adrafinil is a nervous system stimulant, intended for heightened levels of mental – and emotional – activity. Independent users have noted from no change, to apparent new levels of awareness and…
  • Kre Alkalyn (All American EFX)

    Serge Souprayen
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Kre Alkalyn (All American EFX)So today i am going to review Kre Alkalyn creatine from the house of All American EFX. There are so many different kind of creatine on the market and they say that this is the god of all creatine , with this i mean kre Alkalyn.for some reasons they say that kre alkaline is better than plain mono because it is PH buffered meaning that it doesn’t break down like other creatine does and because of that it absorbs better into the muscles, One other pro’s of this kind of creatine is that there is no loading phase like creatine mono-hydrate and less water…
  • Custom Protein Powder Mix Generator—Getting Started Guide

    Serge Souprayen
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Custom Protein Powder Mix Generator—Getting Started GuideMaking your own protein shakes with Truenutrition.com com is quick and easy. Whether you’re looking for a pre-workout or post-workout boost, a meal-replacement, or a vegan alternative to other protein mixes, you can find exactly what you want, for the price you want, and, since you’re choosing the ingredients, you know exactly what’s in it. Let’s get started.true nutrition information box, click to enlargeFirst, let’s identify the various tools you have at your disposal. At the upper left of the Custom…
  • Cytomax Reviews (Cytosport)

    Serge Souprayen
    19 May 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Cytomax Reviews (Cytosport)I have not tried many intra workout drinks but have to say that cytomax really delivers on endurance. The name Cytosport ‘s been on the market for a few years, well established within the sports nutrition world . In contrast, it was only recently that I’ve tried Cytomax Performance Drink and now got the chance of writing my honest review on this product.I bought the tropical fruit punch flavor and smelled awesome upon opening the tub, It appears that Cytomax is very easy to mix . i mixed 2 scoops (50 grams) with 25 oz of water and shake a few times quickly .
  • Nytric EFX Pro Reviews (All American EFX)

    Serge Souprayen
    30 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Nytric EFX Pro Reviews (All American EFX)This was my first Nitric Oxide (N.O.) product , so I had no idea what to expect. A good starting point for an objective review right? I choose this product because it was very inexpensive, only $16 on sale for some reasons so i went ahead and purchased my first N.O. product.I started taking 2 tabs on my first training day and the second training 3 tabs and third training day took 4 tabs and found my sweet spot on that day. so from that day on whenever i go training i take 4 tabs one hour before training. I did not take this product on rest days.more…
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  • Obese Marathoners: Cardio Overkill

    Doug
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    If your goal is to drop weight, running a marathon may not be the answer. Too much cardio may in fact make you fat! Have you ever watched the end of a triathlon or marathon and noticed how many competitors were over weight?  Talk about entering the ‘Twilight Zone’. In order to prepare for a marathon […] The post Obese Marathoners: Cardio Overkill appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Brain-Hacking Your Motivation to Workout

    Doug
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    I have been working out for over 25 years but some days I just don’t feel like dragging myself to the gym. To combat this malaise I cultivate a frame of mind driven by joy rather than self imposed pressure. Finding ways to enjoy the gym and making it habitual is paramount. The pleasures of […] The post Brain-Hacking Your Motivation to Workout appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Donut Cut Calories!

    Doug
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:44 am
    If you severely restrict the number of calories ingested, you could eat nothing but fried doughnuts and still loose weight. There is a better way and it does not involve dieting, calorie math or doughnut binging. Its no secret, most people have tried and failed when it comes to dieting. The simple reason is because diets rarely address cravings, hunger, […] The post Donut Cut Calories! appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Sensitive Soles Perform Better

    Doug
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    Factoid: Activating the small nerve endings on the plantar aspect (bottom) of the foot prior to exercise or sporting endeavor will not only make you faster and stronger but will also increase the intensity with which your core muscles react. Wake up your soles and perform better! Do you want to move optimally, increase strength and […] The post Sensitive Soles Perform Better appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • The House of Carbs

    Doug
    22 May 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Car·bo·hy·drate: - any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and  including sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body. (Commonly referred to as: Carbs). Let’s be very clear […] The post The House of Carbs appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
 
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  • Bridge The Gap Between Those Thighs For A Healthier Tomorrow

    Krupesh Padave
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    Obsessions are part and parcel of human life, some go away while some to our detriment stick and cause more harm than good. One such obsession is that of the ‘thigh gap’ which has gripped a vast majority of the teen girls and some who have passed it. From a fashion perspective, it might even look great, but the trained eyes of physicians and health enthusiasts gaze in horror at the sight and for good reason. The length to which such people go is rather disturbing and so it’s necessary that they be told of the hazards that lie ahead.Eating DisorderA fact, well known to many, but observed…
  • Health In Your Pocket — Drive Yourself To Peak Fitness With 5 Android Apps

    Krupesh Padave
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    With the world, more and more inclined towards technology, it is easy to get lazy and become a couch potato. But, there is another side to this coin. Technology can also help you to get a fitter body. Yes! That’s right, it’s your cell phone and it’s the apps that are the driving force behind the revolution. So, grab your cell phones and start searching for the names listed below on your Android App store.1. RunKeeperThe first and foremost thing that any sane person does while starting a fitness routine is to start jogging. And it is only right, that they have a watchful companion, so…
  • Yoga Vs Weight training — 5 Fitness Factors Decide Who’s the Big Daddy

    Krupesh Padave
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:05 am
    It is a classic East Vs West battle that has been fought for decades, with experts on both sides having their say on which training method is the best. Being fitness lovers, we at InstallingMuscles like both. But, the very thought is intriguing and so we set out to dig into the subject checking facts and figures to come up with an impartial answer based on 5 key fitness metrics. Read on, to know how the mystery unfolds.Round One – Overall StrengthOverall strength is a factor that is very important. In this harsh world a show of solidarity & strength is very important and few can…
  • Boot Out Fatigue With These 5 Smart Lifestyle Changes

    Ashwin Kak
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
    Do you feel like being tired all the time? We’re not just talking drowsy here, but totally worn out, both mentally and physically; in that case you may be fighting fatigue. Fatigue is not the same as feeling sleepy; instead, it’s an overwhelming lack of energy. Overcoming it could be more difficult than you think, but with these five smart lifestyle changes the task may just get a tad easier. Here’s how.Attention! Sleep Dose requiredMost adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep a night. This can be a challenge, but being well rested is very important for your health, your career…
  • 3 Healthy Activities To Turn A New Leaf In The Life Of Housewives

    Krupesh Padave
    31 May 2014 | 4:41 am
    There is a lot of chatter going around among men about how their wives often lose their charm and shape once they become house wives. While some observations can be a bit over the top, few others need to be addressed and can be done easily if few activities can be included in their daily routine. So ladies… without further adieu, let’s check them out and get back the much desired shape.Drop your children to school on a bikeA bike is always a healthy option and one that has always been recommended by health enthusiasts since time immemorial. But, the tragedy lies in the fact that ladies,…
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  • Kettlebell Deadlift – Walk Before You Run

    admin
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Kettlebell deadlifts might be new to many, or it might be familiar to some. Heck! Kettlebells in general might altogether be foreign to you! However, there is no denying that kettlebells offer great support to any workout program. For instance, take the deadlift. Kettlebells can be a great assistant in teaching proper function, form & technique on the deadlift. How Can The Kettlebell Deadlift Benefit You? Photo by www.washingtonian.com Many trainers often fail to get the grasp of the deadlift. In simple terms, they have trouble engaging crucial muscles needed to perform a deadlift.
  • Deadlift Tip #7 – Explode & Complete

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:46 pm
    The initial pull on the deadlift is another critical component. Not only is the stance important, the way you pull & how you pull will make a significant impact on the weight you can use. Here is the technique to use when working your sets. Use a compensatory acceleration type training when performing your working sets. Compensatory acceleration training or CAT for short. CAT is basically the idea of performing reps as explosively as possible without breaking form. Doing so, allows you to build up as much force as you can to complete the lift. Now to round this out, stick to the deadlift…
  • Tip # 6 – The Initial Pull

    admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Ok, so we have 6 tips so far. Hopefully one of these tips actually served some help. Good news is, we are not done yet. Recapping, we covered mindset, stance, positioning, grip, stretching and now the pulling execution. The point of getting into position and beginning the deadlift is easy. What about the point of pulling the weight from the floor? Getting it wrong in the portion of the exercise will mean the difference between getting stronger or getting weaker. The key in the pulling portion of the deadlift is to not let your hips rise faster than your shoulders do. I repeat, do not let your…
  • Deadlifting Week Of Tips – #5 – Grip

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Grip is probably a given, but you would be surprised how many neglect their deadlift grip. Strong grip equals more weight and more power. A strong grip is essential for pulling more weight, but here is something that you probably didn’t know. As you grab the bar tighter or make a tight fish, your central nervous system activates and more muscles become involved! Shocked! So was I! There are many ways to build grip. From holding heavy barbells or dumbbells for hours on end to hanging from a pull-up bar like a monkey for half a day. Which way you decide is up to you! However, we will be…
  • Deadlifting Tip #4 – Employ Static Stretching

    admin
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    Stretching is not just for pilates or Yoga anymore. It can also aid in some weight training benefits. Static stretching requires an immense amount of force production. There are however studies that have shown static stretching to decrease performance. This true, but there are times when that can be neglected. Take a segment in the deadlift. When the glutes lockout in the deadlift, they become a resistance to the hips during that brief moment. That resistance can be negated by employing static stretching before your big deadlift day. Perform a dynamic warm-up and then stretch your hip flexors…
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • HIIT Your Workout

    none
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By MASH Up Conditioning: There have been many exposures in the media about the extreme effectiveness of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) due to the numerous health benefits from elevated levels of human growth hormone (HGH). Studies have shown that HGH can be increased as high as 771% following a high-intensity workout. Benefits of HGH include: Reducing stress levels Preventing disease Achieving health and wellness goals more quickly Increasing lean muscle mass Minimizing the aging process Enhancing energy levels Improving fitness performance Decreasing body fat How does HIIT trigger…
  • Secret Habits of Successful Exercisers

    Dr. Mercola
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Do you have a healthy relationship with exercise? If not, it could be sabotaging your efforts—just as an unhealthy relationship with food can sabotage your dietary goals. If you find that you aren’t getting the fitness ball rolling, or you can’t seem to stick with it, you may need to change some of your habits or change how you THINK about exercise. An article titled “9 Habits of People with a Healthy Relationship to Exercise” recently appeared in the Huffington Post.1 Some of their points may seem obvious—like avoiding types of exercise that you hate, as this…
  • 6 Reasons to Drink Coffee Before Your Workout

    Dr. Mercola
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola If you're like many people, you may start your day with a cup of coffee. According to Health Magazine,1 about half of American adults stick to this daily ritual, despite conventional warnings that coffee might not be all that good for you. My own understanding of coffee's virtues and risks was greatly enhanced by my 2011 interview with Ori Hofmekler, author of The Warrior Diet and Unlocking the Muscle Gene, who has researched coffee extensively. Ori explained how coffee, when consumed in the right way, can in fact be used as a health and fitness enhancing tool. There are…
  • Watching Too Much TV Linked to Early Death

    Dr. Mercola
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola If you watch television for three or more hours a day, your risk of premature death is double that of someone who watches only one hour or less, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.1 The health risks of too much sedentary behavior, including too much sitting, are now widely known. An earlier study, published in 2009, also linked sitting with biomarkers of poor metabolic health, showing how total sitting time correlates with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other prevalent chronic health problems,2 which…
  • Standing Meetings May Improve Group Productivity

    Dr. Mercola
    3 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola If you spend a lot of time working on a computer, changing your routine to regularly interrupt your sitting (by simply standing up or doing a few jump squats, for instance) can make a major difference in your health and risk of chronic disease. However, research is now showing that standing up may also influence the way you think and interact with others, helping to boost your productivity and even support creative thinking. Standing Up May Lead to More Productive Meetings At typical meetings, people sit at a table in their own chairs with their own notebooks and personal…
 
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    How To Gain Weight

  • Kick-Ass Tunes To Pump You Up

    Peter
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    I don’t know what it is with music, but it has a very interesting effect on your emotions. Some songs can uplift you, some others can make you feel down, some can make you think, and some have the effect of pumping you up. I often listen to songs to try to pump myself up. Youtube is an amazing resource for these types of songs (80s edition ). Here are some of my favorites: What are yours? image 1
  • You Weren’t Born With A Silver Spoon In Your Mouth

    Peter
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    You weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You did not start off with the advantages that some others have. You ain’t no Brody Jenner, with his face, his money and his time… Should you just give up on life? That ain’t the way to go. You need to go on fighting. Struggle creates champions. You weren’t the only one who has had to overcome challenges in order to be the man you want to be. “Damn, I am so skinny!” “Damn, I am so short!” “Damn, I am so fat!” “Damn, I am so poor!” “Damn, I am so…
  • Who Do You Want To Be?

    Peter
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    If you could be perfect, who would you be? Answering this rhetorical question can tell you a lot about yourself, your values and your goals. Just imagine in an ideal situation, how would you want to look like, what would you want to know, how would you like to behave? I started this blog in order to share tips and things that I learned on gaining weight and bulking up, but on the way, I discovered that it’s more than that. There is a reason why people want to gain weight and muscles. It’s just a piece of a bigger part. You need to know this bigger part in order to keep you…
  • Get Some True Love! Be A Dog Owner

    Peter
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    You know who will always love you in sickness and in health? Think about it! Wait for it…wait for it… A dog! A dog is always happy to see you. When you come home from work, cranky and miserable, the dog is always there to greet you, really happy that you are back. The dog will be wagging its tail, jumping up and down and squealing in sounds of joy. Sure, they might bring over the ball for you to throw as well, but the dog will always be there when you come. Whether you own a small dog or a big dog, or something in between, the dog always loves its owner. Even if the owner…
  • How A Routine Of Deadlifts And Pullups Made Me Blow Up To My Biggest Weight Ever

    Peter
    12 Jul 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Today I got to my parent’s house. I live far away from them, so visit just a few times a year. The scale at my house is broken, so I wasn’t really aware of my weight. I thought I had actually lost weight, as I had not really been eating right and my working out routine has been severely limited due to the fact that I am still trying to strengthen up my knee after the ACL operation I had in the fall of last year. My focus this year has been recovering from my ACL injury and not gaining weight and muscle. So today for the first time I had access to a functioning scale. Imagine my…
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    CASS FITNESS

  • The Mental Side of Weight Loss by April Kinzler

    mattbible
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    There once was a time where I felt like I would never get off the weight loss roller coaster. Despite my best efforts and attempts to become a healthier me I had short term success with losing weight and getting fit. I’d start a weight loss plan and exercise program with the best of intentions, only to end it within a week or two tops. I’d promise myself to start back up again come Monday or the first of the month. All too often the following week would find me in the same predicament, great intentions and poor follow through. It took years for me to finally understand what was keeping me…
  • Confessions of a Guy Who Used to Skip Leg Day

    mattbible
    28 Jun 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This article is probably geared more to men, but you or somebody you know can probably relate to this. We want the showoff muscles…the biceps, the abs, the chest, and to a lesser degree, the upper back (Even though it should be just as big of a priority as your chest, but that’s a totally different topic.). We figure that cardio exercises are good enough for our legs, and what female really cares about our legs anyways? How many people do you see walking around the gym with a jacked upper body and CHICKEN LEGS that look like they belong to a 12 year old?   Have you ever…
  • A Journey into a Healthy Lifestyle (My Roller Coaster Experience)

    mattbible
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    I realized in my last article I told a little bit about my story. Well let me be honest and tell you the real reason for this healthy lifestyle change. I’ll paint the picture for you. It was a warm beautiful day in June last year. Actually, I was at Cedar Point with my friends Jerico and Mike, and we decided to ride the Millennium Force, which is one of my favorite coasters. The wait for this coaster is always long so I didn’t mind waiting the two hours in line. We got to the front of the line and as soon as I sat down in the coaster seat, something felt off. I tried to buckle the…
  • CASS Fitness SLOW BURN Workout by Matt Bible

    mattbible
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Are you looking for a challenge? Are you looking to spice up your routine and dive into the unknown? You may like the results of what I am about to share! This workout is NOT easy. However, it can be tailored to your current strength and ability. I created this workout based on learning the slow burn push-up from DDP Yoga. Each repetition should take nine seconds. DDP did the lowering or the eccentric phase of the push-up for three seconds. He then held the isometric static position for three seconds. Your chest is almost touching the ground, and your arms are pretty much holding your body…
  • A Journey into a Healthy Lifestyle by Aaron Mayfield

    mattbible
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    I’m fat…. Let that sink in for a second.  It’s true I joke about it, but in reality I am, and it’s very unhealthy.  I’m 31 years old and I’m fat. I have no one to blame but myself.  I let myself get this way and I was ok with it.  I used to be an active person playing basketball and football regularly, and then one day I just stopped.  I would love to blame it on depression and a bad break up, but that was just the catalyst and it continued on for about 9 years. At my heaviest, I was close to 350 lbs and as of January this year, I was 301 lbs.     Then something…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • We Dare You: 5 Reasons to Try Strength Training

    Luke Andrus
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    We're in a daring mood today. We want YOU to try strength training. There are many benefits - Here are five you should know! The post We Dare You: 5 Reasons to Try Strength Training appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • A Beginner 5-Day Healthier Meal Plan

    Carly Sippel
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Ever wonder what healthy eating looks like? This week, we've got a 5-day meal plan that will help you eat healthier and live better! The post A Beginner 5-Day Healthier Meal Plan appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 7 Must-Read Health Articles Around The Web

    Amanda Ingle
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Must read health articles from around the web: recipes for 100-calorie treats, spin workout, and more! The post 7 Must-Read Health Articles Around The Web appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 12 Refreshing Post-Workout Snacks and Smoothies

    Amanda Ingle
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Try one of these healthier post-workout snacks or smoothies - whether you want food or beverage you won't be disappointed. The post 12 Refreshing Post-Workout Snacks and Smoothies appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Cucumbers Are Cool: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about Cukes

    Cassie Johnston
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cool, crisp and refreshing— cucumbers are a great way to beat the heat! Discover all the cool facts about this delicious veggie! The post Cucumbers Are Cool: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know about Cukes appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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  • "Health" Things  People  Do  That  I   Hate. Sorry. No.

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    I know what I'm about to say will surprise you, but. I have opinions on things. Many things. Often times, I hate things, and you will know it.  This is one of those posts. Don't get me wrong. I've jumped on my fair share of health band wagons, and that's fine.. but someone has to draw the line somewhere. Today, it is me. The drawer(?) of the line. I am in no way shape or form a nutritionist, or master of exercise science. I don't know about the difference between one diet to the next.  All I know, is what I hate - and what I hate when it comes to fitness trends (both food…
  • Attempting To Travel While Dieting- The Struggle  Is Real

    22 May 2014 | 11:21 am
    For any of you that have ever been forced to travel while attempting to stick to a diet, you know the struggle is real. For a body builder with a show approaching, this first-world struggle is just freaking rude.  I won't lie, the first half of this post is me ugly crying about last weeks trip, but the second half is information you can actually use and apply to real life situations!! But first. THE TEARS.Before you ask, yes. those are Brussel Sprouts in my suitcase. Yes, I am bat shit crazy. Yes. I hate airport security, and YES you are about to hear my trials and tribulations of…
  • You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

    28 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Don't deny it. You've all seen the cinematic classic "A Christmas Story", where all the poor kid wants is a Red Rider BeeBee Gun, and everyone keeps ruining his teeny, tiny, bespectacled dreams because he will "Shoot his eye out". Right?  That's how I feel about my diet. "But you'll ruin your metaaaabolism" "Isn't your metabolism all weird? " "I'll bet your metabolism will be so0o0o0o screwed up"  Shhhh. shut up.  Let me eat my feelings, and then diet them away later. You're not the boss of me.For those of you who aren't sure, your metabolism is the sum of the physical and…
  • Eat Clean,  you  dirty little  birds.

    3 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    You know what's hard? Showing restraint when applying Frank's hot sauce, sticking to a "Teaspoon" of peanut butter on my diet, and watching one single episode of Sons of Anarchy at a time. You know what isn't hard? Eating right.  I get a ton of questions about how to do it. What do I eat? If I cut this piece of pizza into smaller pieces, does that count? What if I chew really fast? Does that cancel out the calories? It does. Right? No. No it does not. In a culture where there is a fascination with "eating clean", it would probably help to know what the hell that means.  Below are a…
  • Fitness Myths

    7 Mar 2014 | 7:49 am
    I could seriously write a book on this topic. It would be called "stupid crap everyone thinks is true" or " no, there is no one exercise for your stomach fat, a memoir".  While I certainly do not claim to know everything about the industry, or the science behind it all, there are a few gym related myths that drive me seriously nuts that I feel are my civic duty to shed some light on. Myth #1 : Spot Reducing Fat No matter what you've heard, you cannot. spot reduce. fat. How do I know? Because if you could, my fat would be removed from all unwanted areas, and relocated to this…
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Jabra Sport Wireless+ Review {and giveaway}

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    What do you do with the wires from your headphones? I’ve resorted to looping them through my sports bra, that weird holding them in my hand thing and more frequently wrapping them around an arm band. All of which seem less than ideal…my iPod is now the size of a cracker, why on Earth are my headphones exactly like they were when I started running?! Jabra believes we should have the right to run free…wirelessly anyhow, which is why they created wireless headphones for athletes {aka sweaty proof}. JABRA SPORT WIRLESS+I can’t lie {well, that’s not true, I can, but I won’t}…my…
  • 21 Day Rejuvenation Challenge {Clean eating, core work and soul}

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    In just 21 days I’ll be turning 33…and you know what every year I have been excited about my birthday. Wanting this year to be no different, I thought I’d spend the next 21 days doing a Rejuvenation Challenge!Challenges are more fun {and easier to stick to} with friends, which is why I’m inviting you to join me. I love the accountability! The goal of this particular 21-day challenge is not just food, but overall feeling more centered and happier because it seems everyone is a bit rushed these days with mind and body: Feel more energetic {balanced energy throughout day} Reduce cravings…
  • It’s never JUST a half marathon {and injury update}

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    A triathlon…no a marathon PR…no my first ultra…wait no maybe…I …errrrr What am I planning to do this fall? What is my goal? I get asked weekly, so I feel like it’s time to decide! After battling with my ego for months over the timing of a new marathon PR attempt, I knew in my heart I had no desire to race a fall marathon. I am excited to pace Jodi for the Honolulu marathon in December, but prior to that I just don’t want to do summer long runs in Florida and I’m having a lot of fun enjoying my travels without the extra pressure. Of course I couldn’t just realize that and…
  • Why I won’t be on the cover of Runner’s World

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:31 am
    Are you on social media? Then you’ve seen the contest…the tweets, the posts and the pleas for votes because HELL YES {pardon my french} nearly every runner I know wants the opportunity to be one of the “every day runners” featured on the cover of Runner’s World. I nearly leaped out of my chair when I saw it! What an opportunity! Then…I noticed yet again it was a voting contest. I’d previously sworn these off as I hate the constant requests it requires us to make of our friends, family, readers, supporters…you get the drift. BUT you know the old saying about if you don’t…
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    The Supplementality

  • BSN N.O. Xplode Reviews

    The Supplementality
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Effectivness: (4.5 / 5)Taste: (3.5 / 5)User Reviews: (4.5 / 5)Value: (4.5 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.5 / 5)                   What is BSN NO Xplode 2.0 & Does It Work? Anyone who knows anything about workout supplements knows that BSN has been one of the major players in the industry for a long time. In fact, BSN’s original pre-workout, the NO Xlode, was one of the first pre-workouts on the market. Now with a lineup of solid products such as the Syntha-6 Protein Powder and CellMass Post-Workout, it’s no surprise that BSN has one of…
  • ON Pro Complex Review

    The Supplementality
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Effectivness: (4.75 / 5)Taste: (4 / 5)User Reviews: (4.75 / 5)Value: (4 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.75 / 5) What is Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer & Does It Work? Pro Complex By Optimum Nutrition is quite simply one of the top weight gainer supplements on the market in 2014. Pro Complex prides itself on being a high protein, lean gainer meaning it is perfect for hard gainers and/or those that are looking to bulk. Pro Complex stands out from its competitors because ON doesn’t BS you by loading up on fat and sugar like other inferior gainers. From the outset, you know that ON…
  • What’s the Best Thermogenic?

    The Supplementality
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:32 am
    Let’s get real, boys and girls. We have a FAT problem on our hands. In fact, 30% of the world’s population is obese. Now, before you go and buy some magic potion from your neighborhood snake oil salesman, here is a word of advice: save yourself time and money. Instead, consider investing in one of the top fat burning supplements listed below. Let’s set one thing straight: fat burners are not magic pills! But, they are highly effective in getting rid of excess fat in a relatively quick manner when combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan. The word thermogenic means…
  • Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Review

    The Supplementality
    15 May 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Effectivness: (4.25 / 5)Taste: (4 / 5)User Reviews: (4.5 / 5)Value: (4.25 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.25 / 5) Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Features Serious Mass Reviews The first words that come to mind when thinking about Serious Mass by Optimum Nutrition are GO BIG OR GO HOME. Everything about Serious Mass is BIG: from the package to the serving size to the content. Serious Mass is one of two weight gainer supplements by Optimum Nutrition, the other being Pro Complex. It comes in as our #4 weight gainer in 2014, and it is a go-to for many people. Serious Mass is packed with 1250 calories,…
  • What’s the Best BCAA Supplement?

    The Supplementality
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    As bodybuilders and strength trainers, we are in a never-ending quest to consume proteins. Amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins, are an essential part of this journey. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s) have long been a favorite of bodybuilders and strength athletes. The three essential amino acids are comprised of leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which collectively form about 1/3 of the aminos within muscle tissue. BCAAs are used to increase protein uptake within the muscle cells as well as to boost both intra and post workout energy and recovery. Suffice to say,…
 
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    The Tree of Health

  • Healthy Ways To Wake Up In The Morning

    Mark Andrews
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    If "Rise and Shine" is a little more like "Hit Snooze and Whine" each morning, try out these ideas for a healthier start to the each day.
  • Why We Should Drink Water

    Mark Andrews
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    It's the most important thing we can do for our body, and yet often, drinking water gets overlooked. If you're not getting your quota of water each day, here are just a few reasons why you should make an immediate change, and make water a priority in your life.
  • Sumptuous Smoothie

    Jenny
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is a lovely juice/smoothie combo that is my 'go to' drink of choice to take out on the road. It keeps me topped up and provides a powerhouse of nutrients. It's super easy to make and tastes rather lovely! You'll need a juicer and blender.
  • Starfruit Smoothie

    Mark Andrews
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    This truly tropical smoothie combines some great Asian flavors to give a refreshing tasty drink.
  • Bursting Berry Smoothie

    Mark Andrews
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    For a tremendously tantalizing tasty smoothie, treat yourself and try this bursting berry smoothie, packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. A smoothie a day helps keep disease at bay.
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    The Strength & Conditioning Blog

  • Why EVERYONE Should Walk (from Morbidly Obese to Meathead)

    Sean Hogan
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    By Guest Blogger Jack TylerIt doesn’t matter if you’re obese, an athlete or an average Joe – you should be walking.Not only is walking one of the most effective ways to lose fat, walking is a POWERFUL tool for increasing your quality of life – lose fat, increase knowledge, maintain muscle mass, reduce stress, increase mobility and promote recovery, all with a simple stroll.This is a must read, but more importantly – a must do.When?If you want to burn fat, the best time to walk is in the morning. The theory begin that upon awakening you have depleted glycogen stores (low in carbs)…
  • Why Strength Training Is Important For Runners

    Sean Hogan
    20 May 2014 | 3:36 am
    One of the most overlooked protocols for runners is strength training.The majority of runners just, well, run.And while this is naturally the best way to improve endurance and speed, including other training protocols into your workout regime such and strength training (often referred to as resistance training) is a great way to further improve running performance and efficiency, prevent injury, and make you an altogether more balanced athlete. In this article I’m going to address a few of these benefits in more detail.Injury PreventionUnfortunately, injury and running are synonymous -…
  • The Importance of Generalism in Long-Term Athlete Development

    Sean Hogan
    9 May 2014 | 2:56 am
    By Rob Anderson - Guest BloggerAs a strength and conditioning coach working within an educational institution, I coach athletes aged 12-18 (both male and female) from a variety of sports on a daily basis.  The process of helping develop youth athletes into well equipped, athletic, senior level athletes is a primary concern of mine. Within the athletes I coach, I have begun to notice a trend emerge in those athletes who display good levels of general movement and athleticism and those athletes who struggle when placed in movement scenarios outside their usual specific sporting…
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  • Strength training at home: a no equipment workout for you!

    jenni
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There’s plenty of ways to get in a good strength workout at home. Chances are, you own a few books either from school, work, or pleasure. Now, let’s take those books, pack them tightly in to a box, and use them to workout. Yep! You can get in a workout from your beer habit. (And no, 12 oz curls don’t count) All you need is a small box (a sturdy beer case works) and duct tape. Wrap it up nice and tight so I’m not responsible for books cascading on to your toes. Plus a few more books, maybe some tools, and a towel to prevent anything from moving around. You want your…
  • 16 Family friendly summer snacks (that are healthy too!)

    jenni
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Summer is hot. And fun. And tiring. There’s no question about that. Which is why it’s important to keep you and your family happy and healthy during the fun summer months. Snacks to fuel our busy lives can make a huge difference in mood and energy levels. Children need sustenance since they’re so active and we need it while chasing after them. The issue with many traditional and store-bought snacks is the amount of processed ingredients and sugar. Fortunately, there’s a ton of wonderful bloggers out there who share their healthy and family-friendly recipes with the…
  • Fitzala’s Life in the Day #20

    jenni
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July. It’s such a fun holiday – I always love the fireworks and summer bbqs! This year, we worked all day. Yep, all day long, we worked on the 4th of July. And it was so worth it. Our home feels so much bigger without that ugly wall there. I’m still living in a construction zone, but that’s ok. Next steps are finishing the ceilings, painting walls, building an island, and flooring. Breakfast Umm, whoops? I skipped breakfast for the first time in forever. To be perfectly honest, I still hadn’t recovered from our…
  • Why protein is the best macronutrient ever

    jenni
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’ve read any of my articles about diet and nutrition, you know that I recommend a high protein diet. There’s many reasons I do this, but the primary reason is that a high protein diet helps you lose weight. Protein is not only filling, but it’s satisfying. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to finish that big steak when you’re out at a restaurant? Protein preserves your muscle when you’re dieting. Trimming down is made easier because the fat peels away to reveal pretty muscle underneath. Another less touted fact is that protein helps your skin. Have I…
  • Health & Fitness of a Trainer #19 – roadtrip, moving and everything in between

    jenni
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello all! I hope everyone has had an amazing week thus far. Do you have plans for the 4th of July? I’m curious to hear what you have lined up! Usually, I’m at my parents house for the holiday and we light fireworks off our back lawn. This year will be very different since we moved to San Luis Obispo. We have some friends coming over to help us do some renovations, but I have no idea yet what we’re doing to celebrate the holiday! As promised on facebook, I said that I’d recap how I stayed healthy on our roadtrip down to CA. So here goes. Thursday night, we had a…
 
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    Articles

  • WHY THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD PUMP IRON AND EAT MORE PROTEIN

    Dayne Hudson
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I hear it too many times, and see it too often. I want to be heard loud and clear to all in the world: NEVER STOP LIFTING AND EATING HIGH PROTEIN! And this article isn't just specific to those over 50, who fall into the marketing trap of exercise classes and low protein diets, believing (incorrectly) that such a road is for the younger generation, and there is no benefit to be gained by them. Well this couldn't be more incorrect.Tags: NutritionTraining
  • WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE YOU LIVE LONGER?

    Dayne Hudson
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    The benefits of lifting weights are all well documented. However, could pumping the iron actually increase our life expectancy?  New research (1) suggests the more muscle mass older people have, the less likely they are to die prematurely.Tags: Training
  • WHY LOW CARB DIETING ISN'T THE WAY FORWARD

    Dayne Hudson
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:46 pm
    There's no one who hasn't heard it before. "I'm going to eat low carb foods for a while, I'm trying to lose weight." But just how effective is low carbohydrate dieting for weight loss and performance? Is it really what it's cracked up to be? REDUCED POWER - LESS GROWTH One of the big problems with low carbohydate dieting is that your energy output decreases (1).Tags: Nutrition
  • REST PERIODS - WHAT'S THE BEST BET?

    Dayne Hudson
    20 May 2014 | 12:43 am
    It's a popular question: "what are the best rest periods for muscle growth?" Most gym goers have an opinion on this. Whilst there's a lot of misinformation in regards to this topic spread frequently, the currently available scientific data sheds some light on what choices we should be making.Tags: Training
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT FRUCTOSE

    Dayne Hudson
    6 May 2014 | 5:33 am
    We've all heard it before. "Forget about fructose, it's bad for you." Fructose (and glucose in general as well) has been dealt a bad wrap by lots of health "experts" over the years, who claim it's a deadly and toxic substance. I've even heard people advise those dieting for a particular event, not to eat fructose, because it will hinder fat loss and cause further weight gain.Tags: Nutrition
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    Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable

  • Erectile dysfunction: How to Get Erect Naturally and Stay Hard Longer

    Patrick Banks
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    You may be asking this question if you are having problems regarding erectile dysfunction. Unfortunately, you are not alone because based on US medical reports, there are at least 10 million men that are dealing with the same problem and the numbers are increasing as men age. Generally, it is okay for men to lose […] You are Reading Erectile dysfunction: How to Get Erect Naturally and Stay Hard Longer by Patrick Banks, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • 5 Reasons You Could Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry

    Lizzie Weakley
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
      Cosmetic dentistry is the field of dentistry dealing primarily with the aesthetics rather than the health of teeth though the two are not mutually exclusive. For example, white fillings are considered more aesthetically pleasing because they look better. Then again, they can be healthier as well because they require a lesser amount of removal […] You are Reading 5 Reasons You Could Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry by Lizzie Weakley, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and…
  • Beware of these Diet Myths that can make you Gain Weight

    Editorial
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Are you following a diet plan but still have not been able to lose much weight? Religiously following a diet plan and still not making any progress can be depressing, however in this case something is lacking somewhere. One must try and figure out as what actually is the fact due to which you are […] You are Reading Beware of these Diet Myths that can make you Gain Weight by Editorial, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Difference Between Cold and Flu

    Rachel Pharlain
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:48 am
    So you’ve been sniffling and sneezing for the last few hours at work. But how can you tell if that runny nose of yours is just the common cold or of it’s something a little bit more serious? Hopefully, after reading this, you’ll be able to tell the difference between the common cold and flu. […] You are Reading Difference Between Cold and Flu by Rachel Pharlain, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Essential Oils meet the Five Elements

    Kingsley Felix
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:34 am
    Our planet comprises of five elements – Wind, Water, Earth, Fire and Ether. These are known as the five classical elements as coined down by the Greek philosopher, Plato. These five elements have their individual characteristics. Every individual on this planet possess some of the characteristics of one of the five elements depending on their […] You are Reading Essential Oils meet the Five Elements by Kingsley Felix, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
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    JLL Fitness

  • 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing the Weight You Want to Lose

    Tendai Matsika
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s no easy feat losing weight, and many push themselves to the outer rim of their capabilities, only to see little to no results. Eventually some of them give up, tossing their gym card into the shoe box of obscurity. Understandably, they don’t understand why their workouts aren’t yielding the results they’d hoped for, and end up thinking of the entire exercise as pointless. So, why is it that some of us workout, but still manage to stay the same – and sometimes even gain a couple of pounds? The answer is, more often than not, in your mind and how you go about working out.
  • 5 Sports Men Hates The Most

    Amber Rosh
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Sports fill everyone with enthusiasm and liveliness. Going by the viewers’ records, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket and Rugby are the top five most liked sports by men in the world. To enumerate the ones which are just opposite of these is a bit difficult. Still, on basis of the internet reviews, we have tried to compile a list of the five sports, most hated by men, here: Wrestling From a glorious past in the medieval times, wrestling lost its charm in the modern era, especially in the west. Baring few countries in the Middle East and south-east Asia, there are hardly any…
  • 4 Common mistakes that most treadmill buyers make when purchasing

    Tania Prieto Perez
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you decided to buy a treadmill? Well done! You have invested in your health! Running lovers tend to turn up nose at treadmills because the culture of running is doing it outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. If you are fortunate to live in a place with nice weather and some safe trails and parks, you can enjoy running outside, but not all of us are that lucky. If you want to save yourself lots of money, stay away from these 4 common mistakes that most treadmill buyers make when purchasing: 1. Just look at the “packing” or surface When you are looking at different treadmills, do not be…
  • To brand or not to brand… Reasons fitness equipment companies charge you more

    Tania Prieto Perez
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    To brand or not to brand… that is the question. How do you decide on the right fitness equipment for you? Do you stay loyal to name brands? Are you a runner who looks for the best deals on the market? In every fitness equipment store or web, you have a choice. You can purchase the brand name product or you can select the knock off. We are all surrounded of fitness advertising. Wherever you look at, there is an advert that has been placed there to catch your attention and make you desire that product either because it is the best remedy to tone up, it is the perfect product to seduce men or…
  • Are you thinking about buying a home treadmill? Check the new JLL S400

    Tania Prieto Perez
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:56 am
    Running, jogging or walking outdoors are a great way of exercise, but you are exposed to rain, wind or hot temperatures which make your workout harder, but a home running machine will help you to achieve your goals in the comfort of your own place. A good choice for those who are thinking about buying a treadmill is the new folding model that JLL Fitness has release; the S400 folding treadmill has all the mod cons of its older brother the JLL D300, but with some improvements which make it a very complete running machine. This motorised treadmill can be used for anyone, from beginner to…
 
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    TodaysFitnessTrainer.com

  • Fitness Tip of the Day #18

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #18 appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. FITNESS TIP OF THE DAY:Every challenge provides us with an opportunity to succeed at reaching our goal or learn from our mistakes. FITNESS TIP OF THE DAY: Every challenge provides us with an opportunity to either: Succeed at reaching our goal, or  Learn from our mistakes (which makes us better for whatever comes our way) Ultimately, there is no negative result to any obstacle we face in life … it’s all a matter of perspective!  If everyone saw an obstacle as an opportunity versus a game that we…
  • 50 “Scientific” Reasons to Exercise

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    The post 50 “Scientific” Reasons to Exercise appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. 50 Scientific Reasons to Exercise from TodaysFitnessTrainer Given the title of “miracle drug”, exercise is good for you (which is one of many reasons to exercise)!  From boosting your mood to reversing the signs of aging, exercise can improve your life. But … For those of you who are “skeptical” of the amazing things exercise is known to offer, TodaysFitnessTrainer.com has put together a list of fifty scientifically proven ways regular physical activity and…
  • The Health Benefits of Tai Chi

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:51 pm
    The post The Health Benefits of Tai Chi appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Tai Chi is known to have many health benefits The health benefits of the ancient art of tai chi are, quite literally, legendary. Like all the martial arts, tai chi originated as a form of self-defense, but many today use it for other forms of combat: to fight stress, obesity, joint pain, disability, and loss of balance (physical and mental). Studies have shown that tai chi improves balance and coordination in seniors, and can reduce the risk of falls in the elderly. It also helps maintain and improve mobility…
  • Ask the Expert – The Business of Women’s Fitness with Gary Findley

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    The post Ask the Expert – The Business of Women’s Fitness with Gary Findley appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Women represent an underserved market in the fitness industry Of the 58 million people who access over 30,000 health clubs in the US, you would think one half of them would be females (considering there are 101 males to 100 females living in the world today).  Unfortunately, significantly less women make up a typical fitness facility membership. It’s not because women don’t need or want physical activity and exercise … it’s primarily due…
  • Workout Music Mix – Zen Grooves

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:09 pm
    The post Workout Music Mix – Zen Grooves appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Workout Music Mix – Zen Grooves Yoga is well known as a form of exercise that can calm the mind and body and decrease one’s overall stress levels.  Music can provide the same benefits as it can “soothe the human soul”.  By combining the soothing effects of music with the breathing and flow of many yoga postures you can take your yoga practice to the next level! Alexa Kelly, Moksha hot yoga and Aerial yoga instructor in Calgary (Alberta, Canada), utilizes the power of music…
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • P90X DAYS 150-155: I Finally Got My Tooth Pulled...just before I Attempted to do it Myself.

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Starting Wednesday night, 7/16, I basically did not get much sleep. I attempted Arms/Shoulders Thursday, and just did not get through it. I suppose my wisdom tooth, had finally caught up to me. When it comes to Doctors or Dentists, I usually ascribe to this Philosophy:  Looking back. I really was stupid. I knew I was being stupid. But it wasn't until I had this tooth pulled out of my head, that I was like, "Man, why the hell didn't I do THAT months ago?" This was essentially me, since February.  My wisdom tooth…
  • P90X DAY 148-149: Plyo X and Resting my Brain.

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I took a day off because I actually needed it. Finally. At this point. I can recognize when I'm ducking a workout and when I actually need a break.I think I just needed to rest my brain. It also didn't help my wisdom tooth, (which I still have not had pulled) was driving me crazy. IT felt like this was going on in my head all day long: For the past 5 months. I'd make an appointment for the dentist. My tooth stops bothering me. Then. I cancel it. After all, I can't be bothered with wasting my precious time at the dentist.
  • P90X DAY 147: Yoga & Chest/Back AND Resisting the Temptation to Eat to "Feel Better."

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Today was actually one of my most challenging days I have had, since I started P90X. I prefer NOT to use this blog to whine about stuff. Don't get me wrong. I COMPLAIN about stuff, A LOT, though usually just in a crotchety old man sort of way. And I try to keep it light and force in some attempts at humor. Albeit poor attempts.The Challenge lies in the fact, that this is/was just a tough day. A couple of months really. I suppose it's been building up. And I let it happen. I just been taking a beating all around, stuff not…
  • P90X DAY 142-146: Arms/Shoulders, Yoga, Legs/Back AND NOT MUCH.

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR 7/9/14Arms/Shoulders I was sort of irritated because I felt a weak on some of the exercises. I got to the second set of Deep Swimmers Presses and couldn't seem to find where my strength went.SO, I had to yell at my brain. I'm assuming I was probably just being stupid and doing too much other stuff that I wiped myself out by the time I got to the workout. OTHER STUFF YogaJust my typical half hour of Yoga on a Non-Yoga Day.Hand Grips  20lbs x20 Each Hand x220lbs Inverted x20 Each Hand x2150lbs…
  • P90X DAYS 140-141: Chest/Back & Plyo AND Checking the Scale.

    9 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Perhaps my metabolism may not be as horrible as what I thought. 141 Days of P90X could probably do that. From everything I ate and drank over the weekend, I was expecting to look at the scale over the next couple weeks and be like: I know I really shouldn't care about it, or even check the scale for that matter, BUT, I still do. My recommendation to EVERYBODY is to not even look at the damn thing. Maybe once a week. That's it. Don't get in THAT habit. The scale isn't what matters. But, of course, I can't follow my own…
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    Personal Fitness Headquarters

  • Best Weight Lifting Program For Beginners

    Milo Martinovich
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:19 pm
    I’ve designed an awesome weight lifting program for beginners. Check it out! Weight training is a complex process. Thousands of exercises exist, there are different ways to train for specific goals, and safety is a huge issue. Beginners are usually met with information overload and end up following a program that isn’t designed for “real” beginners. A beginner, to me, is someone who hasn’t trained CONSISTENTLY for more than a year. I’ve designed this weight lifting program for beginners to make sure they know exactly what they should be doing. Sets &…
  • How Do You Increase Your Bench Press Max

    Milo Martinovich
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:53 pm
    How Do You Increase Your Bench Press When You Hit A Wall? Most people will hit a plateau on their bench press max pretty quickly if they don’t know how to avoid plateaus. I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not the strongest guy in the gym. My max at the time of writing this is only 315. I’m sure it’s up by the time you read this . Even though my max is not impressive compared to powerlifters, I can easily up my max when I train to do so. In fact, over my last cutting cycle I upped my max by about 20 lbs! If you have ever been on a serious cut you know that…
  • The Best Strength Training Exercises For Women

    Milo Martinovich
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:02 pm
    What are the best strength training exercises for women for body sculpting? I’m going to let you in on a little secret right away: women can train the exact same way as men for strength training! Surprised? You shouldn’t be. There is nothing so different about our bodies that women and men can’t train the same. Lift heavy and see results! While you can train the same, you need a little variation if you want to sculpt an awesome beach-ready figure. Most women care more about their lower body (thighs and butt) than most men do. In addition, most women are just going for a…
  • Why Is Flexibility Important In Fitness?

    Milo Martinovich
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Find out why flexibility is important in fitness here! Many people approach fitness with 3-4 goals in mind: increasing strength, muscular endurance, aerobic endurance, and maybe hypertrophy. One thing that the majority of fitness-minded people neglect is flexibility. It is a very important piece to your overall fitness level. So, why is flexibility important in fitness? Increased Range Of Motion If you like weight training (who doesn’t?!?!), you should be paying attention to flexibility. If you have too much muscle growth and strength you are bound to lose some flexibility. This will…
  • 5 Guidelines For Natural Bodybuilding Training

    Milo Martinovich
    14 Jun 2014 | 3:34 pm
    How much do you know about natural bodybuilding training? With the massive amount of personal opinion and “broscience” on the internet these days, it can be hard to tell right from wrong. Natural bodybuilding training is one of those topics that so many ideas are floating around it is impossible to know what advice to follow. Luckily, I’m going to give you my top 5 guidelines to follow to make sure you do it right! 1 – Genetic Potential Nobody is going to look like Mr. Olympia naturally…if that’s news to you, sorry for breaking it to you. Everybody has a…
 
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  • Things and People to See at a FitExpo

    twang1213
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    As a relatively new explorer of inspirational resources and education surrounding the health and fitness industry, I traveled from Los Angeles to San Jose, California to educate and entertain myself by attending the San Jose FitExpo. The FitExpo is a… The post Things and People to See at a FitExpo appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Coconut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Chayote Squash: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Zucchini Frittata Recipe

    twang1213
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Recipe: Zucchini Frittata This recipe is taken from The Shredded Chef. I’ve included the exact calories and macro-nutrients per serving. You’ll also find the prep time and cooking time from the original recipe. Along with the original ingredients, I’ve also… The post Zucchini Frittata Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Bamboo Shoots: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Coconut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

    twang1213
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    What is HIIT, HIET, HIIE, or SIT? Before we get into the description, let’s first break down these abbreviations so we know what they mean. HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training HIET = High Intensity Exercise Training HIIE = High… The post 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: 3 Ways to Increase the Intensity of Your Workout How I Got My Abs to Show in 8 Weeks Things and People to See at a FitExpo
  • Kohlrabi: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe

    twang1213
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Featured food of the week: Kohlrabi Kohlrabi is a tuberous vegetable that is classified in the Brassica family, which also includes the more commonly eaten vegetables in America: cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. The root looks similar to that of turnip… The post Kohlrabi: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Chayote Squash: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Jicama: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • How to Make Kombucha Tea

    twang1213
    15 Jun 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Featured Food of the Week: Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea has been around for thousands of years. Sweetened tea is first combined with vinegar and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, also known as a SCOBY or the mother culture.… The post How to Make Kombucha Tea appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Chayote Squash: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Coconut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
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    Braini Habit

  • What You Didn’t Know about Leadership and Job Satisfaction

    Braini Habit
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Share It:   When you are at work have you thought about how your workplace is structured and organized? At work you may be the decision maker or it may be your supervisor or manager, yet most workplaces have a structure based on leadership roles. Your job satisfaction can be influenced by the structure and organization of your workplace, but also by your motivation. Also, your personality may have an impact on your job satisfaction and whether you feel you are in the right job. There are many dynamics involved in the workplace, but normally most businesses are successful with a…
  • 4 Essential Facts about the Importance of Nutritious Food

    Braini Habit
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Share It:   Having a nutritious healthy diet is important in maintaining or improving your health. The food you eat needs to be processed by your digestive system, but through its functioning there can be an accumulation of waste products in your body. Providing your body with a nutritious healthy diet secures vital nutrients required for your body to be in a balanced state. Your digestive system is important because it breaks down the food you eat and it absorbs nutrients to be used as energy for your body. Once your body uses all it can from the nutrients in food, your body will…
  • Knowing the Truth for Success in Building Muscle Strength

    Braini Habit
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Share It:   When you exercise, either by aerobic exercise or resistance training, you use many muscles to complete your movements. Your physical performance can be influenced by the strength of your muscles. For you to achieve optimal strength in your muscles you must provide your body with the necessary nutrients and also challenge your muscles to grow. When you provide increasing resistance to your muscles you provide the stimulus for muscle growth and development of strength. To take full advantage of building strength or mass in your muscles you need to have a basic understanding of…
  • You Don’t Know Your Brain until You Get Personal

    Braini Habit
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Share It:   Your brain is the most important organ because it controls all aspects of your body. You may not think about your brain on a daily basis, yet having a functional brain is what allows you to do the things you do and be who you are. Your personality, emotions, skills, intelligence, and many other traits are dependent on your brain and to some extent the environment you inhabit. If you don’t know your brain it is time to get personal and start learning about what your brain does to help you stay alive and succeed in life.   The Basics of Your Brain   People, in…
  • Powerful Immunity Food for a Healthy Stronger You

    Braini Habit
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Share It:   You may hear about all the benefits about eating nutritious food, but you won’t get the benefits unless you make healthy eating habits. Food is your source of energy, but depending on the type of food you eat will either keep you unhealthy or healthy. You need to make the right choices when it comes to nutrition and staying healthy. Fruits and vegetables have powerful phytochemicals and nutrients that can boost your immune system and keep you healthy. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, have many nutrients that may prevent illness yet many people avoid eating…
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    Achieving Fit.

  • Let’s See How This Goes…

    Terressa Dotson
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Every Friday, I want to (try) to upload an interesting and inspiring video from the week. Let’s see how this goes.. SUBSCRIBE!
  • You Have to Try This! My Paddle Boarding Experience

    Terressa Dotson
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    First of all, stop being intimidated because it was way easier than I expected! Might have been the oversized boards we had or the quiet lagoon we paddled around in, but I was thoroughly impressed with my skills. When you try this (yes I said WHEN because, just do it) make sure you get a recommendation from someone on the atmosphere of where your renting from. I say this because (THANK GOD) I watched a 5 minute video on how to even stand on the board before going- and the place we went literally handed us the board and said good luck. If you’re looking for true lessons, I would try to…
  • Colbie Caillat Kills it

    Terressa Dotson
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    I have seen this video going viral on Facebook and just looked at it for the first time today. You go Colbie! Enough said, am I right?
  • Tory Burch + Fitbit = Fit Girl’s Dream Come True!

    Terressa Dotson
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Holy Crap. You saw that right. To the fit girl that likes to look fashionable, your wishes are answered. Look Here! I’m just saying, for anyone who loves me, this metal hinged bracelet is CALLING my name. My wrist is begging you. You’re welcome Happy Hump Day!
  • A Fitness App that Gives You Stuff

    Terressa Dotson
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    That’s right, I said it. You work out, and get rewarded for it. Sold. It’s so cool, I hardly believed it myself. EveryMove helps you track your progress and activities through a point system, every 500 points you get a prize. Like a real one. It can be discounts off of your favorite food or apparel or even donating to charity. I found a couple of friends when I signed up through Facebook that also have the app, so together we can see how active each other is being and even give bonus points to each other. I have used My Fitness Pal, which I still absolutely love, and I also have…
 
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Hot Stepper

    Jennifer Blake
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    For this week’s challenge workout, we went to the pages of the Lift Weights Faster conditioning library to borrow from our friend and trainer, Jen Comas Keck. Her workout, The Hot Stepper, is a bodyweight-only burner that’s going to set your legs on fire (in the best way possible, of course)! We slightly adapted the workout, taking it from 5 rounds to 3, and leaving out the 3 minutes rest at the bottom of every round. Instead, you are encouraged to rest as needed, for however long you gotta chill. Got your stopwatch handy? Ready, set, go! The Hot Stepper Complete 3 rounds for…
  • Six Weeks To Strongman

    Jennifer Blake
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    “It looks like everyone else is chalking up, so we’re going to, too. Act natural.” I glanced over to see my training partner Jen Sinkler vigorously rubbing a brick of chalk over her shoulders, chest, and thighs. She tossed it to me next, and as I chalked up I glanced around. She was right: All the other female competitors were already covered in white smears. I had to laugh inside as I recalled a highly controversial list trainer Bret Contreras compiled a while back on training women, in which he included a line about women loving to train with chalk, then clapping and getting…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: Leap of Faith

    Jennifer Blake
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Yesterday afternoon, The Movement Minneapolis went on a field trip to the Skydive Twin Cities drop zone in Baldwin, Wis., where 11 members strapped themselves to a complete stranger (albeit a certified one) and tossed themselves out of a plane 13,000 feet off the ground. Four of our coaches are certified skydivers, so they were following suit, sans stranger strapped to them. It’s an experience where your feelings afterward are truly hard to put into words but I will say this: If you’ve never skydived, I HIGHLY recommend it. It is exhilarating! Once our feet were again planted on…
  • Jill Coleman’s Mindset Makeover

    Jen Sinkler
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    I’ve been talking a whole bunch lately on social media and my email newsletters about getting better. Not necessarily at any one thing, but at everything, all at once. At taking good care of your body, at identifying what works for you and what doesn’t, at overcoming fears and trying new things, at following through on doing what you say you’re going to do, and at embracing who you already are (while always continuing to improve as a person). All of these things will lead to tangible changes, but they begin in an intangible place: your mind. My friend Jill Coleman recently…
  • LWF Inaugural Challenge Workout: Swing Batter Ladder

    Jennifer Blake
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    Welcome to the weekly Lift Weights Faster Challenge Workout! For this week’s challenge all you will need is a kettlebell and a timer. (Some participants have also found a yoga mat to come in handy to protect the elbows during the Hand-To-Elbow Plank.) You’ll be working on a descending and ascending ladder concurrently — while the reps in one exercise go down, the reps in the other go up. Let’s get started! Swing Batter Ladder 10 Kettlebell Swings 1 Hand-To Elbow Plank 9 Kettlebell Swings 2 Hand-To-Elbow Plank 8 Kettlebell Swings 3 Hand-To-Elbow Plank . . .and so on,…
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    Jane's Best Fitness

  • Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine Review

    m.futia@me.com
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine has been reviewed by over 750 customers on Amazon, averaging a rating of 3.8 stars out of 5. It retails for around $145, and provides one of the best rowing machine workouts on the market today. Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine Features The Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine is a quality item offering the option of adjustable gas-shock resistance for an even and smooth workout every time. With a durable heavy-duty steel frame construction this machine is built to last. The attached monitor keeps track of a variety of…
  • Concept2 Model D Rowing Machine Review

    m.futia@me.com
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine has been reviewed by nearly 530 customers on Amazon, averaging a rating of 4.9 stars out of 5. It retails for around $900, and is one of the best rowing machines for home use on the market today. Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine Features The Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine offers quality and versatility for an effective workout session every time. The even rowing and smooth sliding seat motion provide an efficient routine for your upper and lower body at the same time. The adjustable footrests accommodate for any variety of different…
  • Stamina 1205 Precision Rowing Machine Review

    m.futia@me.com
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower has been reviewed by over 175 customers on Amazon, averaging a rating of 3.7 stars out of 5. It retails for around $233, and is one of the best rowing machines under 500 dollars out there today. Stamina 1205 Precision Rower Features The Stamina 1205 Precision Rower has a smooth hydraulic cylinder action, with adjustable tension control, and a deluxe ball-bearing system for a smooth exercise session every time. The multifunction fitness monitor allows easy viewing and tracking of speed, distance, stroke count, and more during your work out time. The thick…
  • Stamina Air Rower Rowing Machine Review

    m.futia@me.com
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The Stamina Air Rower Rowing Machine has been reviewed by nearly 100 customers on Amazon, averaging a rating of 3.8 stars out of 5. It retails for around $299, and is one of the best rowing machines for an apartment on the market today. Stamina Air Rower Rowing Machine Features The Stamina Air Rower Rowing Machine is a quality, multi-function piece of exercise equipment having a wind-resistance rowing design. The monitor display provides continuous information for speed, time, distance, calories burned and more. The oversized well padded, upholstered seat ensures comfort throughout your…
  • Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rowing Machine Review

    m.futia@me.com
    22 Jun 2014 | 8:55 am
    The Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower has been reviewed by nearly 85 customers on Amazon, averaging a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5. It retails for around $799, and is one of the best rowing machines on the market today. Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower Features The Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower has a Drum Magnetic Control System and an electronic tension adjustment, providing a smooth and dependable workout every time. The large LCD display tracks distance, calories burned, pulse, total strokes, strokes per minute and total time on the machine during every session. The adjustable chest…
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    Outlaw Fitness

  • Why Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) is the Only “Diet” You’ll Never Fail

    Josh Vales, CPT
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I’m going to be honest with you. I really don’t like the word “diet”. By it’s very nature, it implies a temporary event. When people go on a diet, they don’t go into thinking they’ll diet forever. They think that they’ll do it for a while, get in amazing shape, and then that’s where their […]The post Why Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) is the Only “Diet” You’ll Never Fail appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • The 6 Healthiest Beers of 2014 (that don’t suck)

    Josh Vales, CPT
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:21 am
    It’s bbq season, and if you’re anything like me you like to enjoy a couple (or 3) cold beers while you’re out cooking in the warm summer sun. This can be somewhat problematic if you’re trying to maintain a set of abs or lose some winter weight off your midriff. I believe in moderation though, […]The post The 6 Healthiest Beers of 2014 (that don’t suck) appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • How Much Protein Do You Need Per Day?

    Josh Vales, CPT
    16 May 2014 | 1:10 am
    When it comes to losing fat, building muscle, or manipulating your body composition in any way, there is no greater nutritional tool in your arsenal than protein. Dietary protein heavily influences many crucial bodily functions, all of which have a strong effect on weight regulation, namely satiety (how satisfied you feel after eating), thermogenesis (the […]The post How Much Protein Do You Need Per Day? appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • So, You Made a New Years Resolution to Get in Shape…

    Josh Vales, CPT
    2 Jan 2014 | 4:31 am
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, around 45 percent of Americans will be making a New Years Resolution tonight. Of those, a whopping 38% of them are weight related – easily making losing weight the number one most made resolution for 2014. It’s a noble resolution. Taking control of […]The post So, You Made a New Years Resolution to Get in Shape… appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • What Are Trans Fats?

    Josh Vales, CPT
    18 Dec 2013 | 6:03 pm
    In the past decade, trans fats have been painted as a food additive to be avoided – and for good reason. Study after study has found their adverse health effects to be so serious that they’ve prompted health authorities to force the amount of trans fat to be listed separately from other types of fats […]The post What Are Trans Fats? appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
 
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