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  • 3 Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair After Working Out

    Nats & Fitness
    12 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    I often get asked how I take care of my natural hair after working out. This is a very good question since we all sweat (some more than others) when we work out and I’m one of those people who sweat a lot in their heads (especially when I go running). My quick answer to the question is “It depends on what I have going on with my hair”. Sweat is primarily water and salts (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium) and the accumulation of sweat in the hair can lead to dry, brittle hair, which will eventually start to break. So, here are three tips for taking care of your…
  • How Blenders Can Destroy Food, Why I Eat 20-25 Servings Of Vegetables Each Day, The Vegan-Paleo Debate & Much More.

    Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice (Ben Greenfield)
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Every morning I start my day with what I call my “big-ass smoothie”. In a moment, you’re going to find The post How Blenders Can Destroy Food, Why I Eat 20-25 Servings Of Vegetables Each Day, The Vegan-Paleo Debate & Much More. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • I Used Fresh Stevia Leaves To Sweeten My Tea. Here’s what happened next.

    Yum Yucky
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    It’s been about 4 years now since I’ve been using those Stevia extract packets you buy at the store to sweeten my tea and bake with. Stevia is a zero calorie, natural alternative to using regular sugar or those frightful chemicals, Splenda and Aspartame. So I thought to myself: What would it be like to use actual, fresh Stevia leaves to make my tea sweet? I put on my science hat and got to work. I broke off a small sprig from my Stevia plant I keep outside on my deck. The plant doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. I don’t water it. Normal rainfall alone has kept the…
  • The Surprising Truth About Coconut Oil Articles
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Coconut oil is often touted as the latest and greatest fat burner. Learn the truth about coconut oil and what it can—and can't—do for you.
  • Top 5 Benefits Of Vitamin D Articles
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Vitamin D is an often-overlooked, under-consumed nutrient that plays a major role in your overall health and performance in the gym. Learn how to make sure you're getting enough so you can be on top of your game!
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Good news for people suffering from fatty liver disease: Resistance training can help

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Approximately 30% of the population suffer from fatty liver disease, the most common liver disease in the Western world. The disease can lead to inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver. A new study has found that gym training, and not only aerobic exercises, can help reduce liver fat
  • Exercise mimic molecule may help treat diabetes and obesity

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Scientists have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. The new molecule, called 'compound 14', inhibits the function of a cellular enzyme called ATIC, which is involved in metabolism, leading to the build-up of a molecule called ZMP in cells. This increase in ZMP makes cells think that they have run out of energy by activating the cell's central energy sensor, known as AMPK, thereby causing cells to try and increase their energy levels by increasing glucose uptake and metabolism.
  • Preventing knee pain in at-risk adults with diabetes

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    An intensive program of diet and exercise had a small but statistically significant protective effect against the development of knee pain in the short term among overweight adults with diabetes, a new study has found.
  • Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

    23 Jul 2015 | 8:13 am
    The brain's effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group of researchers has found that it's a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism.
  • Drinking beet juice regularly may lengthen your workouts

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Regular consumption of beet juice had positive cardiovascular effects on subjects during exercise and led to increased endurance, a clinical study has found. The scientists report that healthy male subjects who drank beet juice for 15 days had lower blood pressure and more dilated blood vessels at rest and during exercise.
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  • Top 5 Benefits Of Vitamin D

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Vitamin D is an often-overlooked, under-consumed nutrient that plays a major role in your overall health and performance in the gym. Learn how to make sure you're getting enough so you can be on top of your game!
  • The Surprising Truth About Coconut Oil

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Coconut oil is often touted as the latest and greatest fat burner. Learn the truth about coconut oil and what it can—and can't—do for you.
  • How To Instantly Unlock Perfect Pressing Form

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Set up, then pause, exhale, and let the weight drag your arms down. Fun? Definitely not. But strength legend Marty Gallagher says it's the key to unlocking the strength you've been seeking. Here's how to embrace the grind for gains!
  • 8 Ways To Keep Your Summer Shred

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Make that summer body a year-round staple with these tips to stay lean for the long term.
  • True Muscle Trainer: 9 Weeks To Elite Fitness

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    True Muscle is a 9-week hybrid training program that will improve your athletic performance, boost your conditioning, and pack on slabs of quality muscle. Trainer Nick Tumminello and NFL player Steve Weatherford will show you the way to elite fitness.
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Monday 150727

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Triangle Couplet 15-10-6 reps for time of: Thrusters Bar muscle-ups Men use 165 lb., women use 115 lb. Post time to comments. Ben Smith, 2015 Fittest Man on Earth. Watch all the coverage of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games on, ESPN3 and ESPN.
  • Sunday 150726

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Clean and jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 140916. Dan Bailey, Sprint Course 1. Live coverage of the CrossFit Games continues on, ESPN3 and ESPN.
  • Saturday 150725

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Double DT 10 rounds for time of: 12 deadlifts 9 hang power cleans 6 push jerks Men use 155 lb., women use 105 lb. Or, Heavy DT 5 rounds for time of: 12 deadlifts 9 hang power cleans 6 push jerks Men use 205 lb., women use 145 lb. Post your time and choice of workout to comments. Chad Mackay, Snatch Speed Ladder. Live coverage of the CrossFit Games continues on, ESPN3 and ESPN.
  • Friday 150724

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Donna Bruce, final event at the masters competition. Live coverage of the CrossFit Games continues on and ESPN3. "Soda's Diabetes Problem: The Non-Obese at Risk, Too"
  • Thursday 150723

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    For time: Move 700 lb. of odd objects 50 yards and back again Use plates, dumbbells, sandbags, firewood or whatever you can find to accumulate approximately 700 lb. worth. Post time and type of objects moved to comments. Annie Thorisdottir and Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Event 1 at the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games. Watch live coverage of the CrossFit Games on and ESPN3.
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    Experience Life

  • Counting Calories: Americans Are Eating Less, but Does It Mean We’re Healthier?

    Craig Cox
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    For the first time since the government began tracking dietary trends 40 years ago, Americans have reduced their caloric intake. The news validates several major public-health initiatives over the past several years and may signal a sea change in consumer buying habits. Still, a closer look at the data reveals a much more sobering reality. Three sets of government statistics — food production, consumer data from food bar codes, and reviews of food diaries — from 2004 to 2013 suggest that caloric intake by adults and children are in the midst of the “first sustained decline”…
  • TRI (HARDER): Thoughts From the Finish Line

    Kaelyn Riley
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    “Tri (Harder)” is a series of posts by Kaelyn Riley, editorial coordinator and executive assistant to the founding editor for Experience Life. This article is the last in a series that documented Kaelyn’s first-time experience training for the Life Time Triathlon. When I started training for the Life Time Triathlon in March, a few seasoned racers I know seemed quite certain that my first event wouldn’t be my last. I’d probably get bitten by the “tri bug,” they said, and before long I’d be entering multiple races each season, shelling out several hundred dollars for my own…
  • Crop Mob: A Hands-On View of Food

    Experience Life Staff
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Blue skies and fresh air for what feels like forever, earthy scents you want to bottle up and take home, and minimal signs of modern living — these are just a few of the great things a Crop Mob has to offer! What is a Crop Mob? From, it’s a group of volunteers “who come together to build and empower communities by working side by side. Crop mob is also a group of experienced farmers and gardeners willing to share their knowledge with their peers and the next generation of agrarians.” Inspired by the amazing farm-oriented work of our June cover subject,…
  • Gut Check

    Heidi Wachter
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In an effort to uncover the connections between our lifestyles, diets, and health, researchers leading the American Gut Project — the world’s largest crowd-funded science experiment — are working to identify the unique microbial patterns of as many Americans as possible. They’re then using the data to get a sense of our combined microbial community and its connections to common health issues. According to cofounder and lead scientist Rob Knight, PhD, a professor of pediatrics, computer science, and engineering at the University of California at San Diego, the gut and its microbes —…
  • Our Favorites: July/August 2015 Healthy Eating Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Check out the healthy-eating products on our radar!
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Disrespecting the day.

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    I wake up happy. My coffee is ready and waiting.  I’m guaranteed a slice of silence before the Child & her canine companion awake. There is, for me, tremendous promise in the dawn of a new day. I have no idea what’s to come and it could be fantastical, fabulous and greatly unexpected. In that sense I’m a true optimist.  I greet each gift of 24 hours with an overwhelming sense of this could be the day!!! even when I’ve no specific “this” I’m hoping for. What do we want? (not sure!!) When do we want it? (now!!) Lest you think I’m entirely…
  • My daily intermissions (guest post)

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    When I opened my email bright and early one morning last week, to find that the infamous Carla asked me to write a guest post on my “daily intermissions”, I smiled REALLY REALLY big! I was so honored and excited that she wanted me to share my thoughts on the idea of intermissions. My “daily intermissions” have become very important to me and are something that I look forward to on a nightly basis. Let me explain… As a entrepreneur, personal trainer, social media influencer, I am always GIVING! I love giving, inspiring, and promoting others on a daily basis,…
  • Currently, Lately.

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    Once upon a long time ago I wrote a series of If we had coffee… posts. Led to the idea by Journey of a Dreamer (it seems she’s lost credit for the concept?), it felt a fun way to share stories about my life. For a little while. I mused about dogs in carts and being an Orange Rhino and a child who was feeling not-ten-but-not-four. And then it seemed over. For me. (I’m a misfit that way and it’s NOT a good thing.) I’d forgotten about Coffee Talk until I spied Christine’s recent Currently post. Not only did I devour the beautifully crafted peek behind the…
  • Her voice is part of the silence.

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    Well, it’s happened again. As we’ve chatted about I’m either first to the party or the last one to arrive to the soiree shouting: Hey! Anyone else still here?? As with Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights and Nashville—I’ve succumbed to a marathon (not a binge!). As a result,*I* now wanna chat about something from which everyone else has moved on: Parenthood. I watched the discourse on Facebook (“Who saw Parenthood last night? OMG I cried!”) and thought I had more than enough drama in my life to ever choose television which didn’t make me laugh.
  • 46 years mitzvahs. 46 years.

    17 Jul 2015 | 12:55 am
    We’re a family who strives to live the notion of service being the rent we pay for living. More than caring about what our Tornado of a girl chooses as a career-path, whether she marries etc we are focused on seeing she’s grateful, giving and realizes “there but for the grace of G-d go I” with regards to her fellow humans. Two years ago, after watching bloggy friends perform good deeds in honor of birthdays, I suggested to my daughter she do the same to celebrate hers. Eight mitzvahs to celebrate turning eight. I let her select what the eight acts would be (as with…
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    Workin' On My Fitness

  • Final Week of #SummerOfStrength!

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:55 pm
    After workout picture! I’m on the last week of the #SummerOfStrength program and I have to say, I have been for the most part committed to it. I actually took a break from working out last Friday and Saturday and it resulted in feeling like crap. I don’t know if it was that or just other womanly things going on, but I was definitely feeling blah. On Sunday I got back to the workout routine and hopefully it’s uphill from here! I actually was thinking about what workout program I was going to do next, and I decided I will be doing Jillian Michaels’ Bodyshred! It’s…
  • The Start of Week 3!

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:47 pm
    I’m in the 3rd week of the #summerofstrength program through JessicaSmithTV and I have to say, I am absolutely loving these workouts. Not only are they all free through YouTube, I am actually seeing a difference in how my body looks. It’s not significant, but I can definitely see a change. Other than that, I am still working on eating better. This past weekend, I got groceries at Whole Foods and planned our food ‘menu’ for the week. Ginger garlic glazed salmon with brown rice and mixed veggies Creamy tomato and spinach penne pasta Taco Tuesday – blue corn tacos…
  • Workin’ On My Golf Swing

    13 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    I’ve been wanting to learn how to play golf for a really long time. My dad is into it, and has been playing for years. I’ve always asked him to teach me, so he told me that the best way to get started is going to the driving range to work on your swing. The past few weekends I’ve been going and it’s so much fun! I like how I can bring the kids with me and they can try hitting the golf balls as well. I’m hoping to take lessons in September and work my way to playing on an actual golf course! Have you ever tried golf? What did you think, and do you have any tips…
  • New July Challenge!

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:58 pm
    After workout pic with my two motivators. First post in July! I started a new challenge that I am planning to stick with for the month of July. It’s called the #SummerofStrength challenge that Jessica Smith TV is hosting. I love her workout videos and I just finished Day 2! Yesterday was a leg workout, which kicked my butt. My legs are so sore today. Day 2 focused on Arms and Abs so I am probably going to be a sore mess tomorrow! But I really want to stick with this free workout program and see how it turns out! Here is the entire playlist for Week 1. The workout times vary but I…
  • Exercise Reset + My Favorite Smoothie

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Me and Ricky after my workout! To me, Mondays are my reset days, where I can start over and strive to do better with my workout routine. Today I tried the Apple Shape Workout plan, Day 1, which is called The Apple Shape workout. I definitely need to work on my core as my belly fat is so stubborn. I really enjoyed this plan because it not only focused on strength training but also standing ab exercises. I am going to see how this goes for the month of July. I realize that I do better with workout videos over following a plan where I have to refer to. Also, the gym I went to didn’t have…
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  • How to stop food cravings

    Trainer Andrei
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:36 am
    Food cravings are evil.  They mess with your diet. They mess with your mind and sometimes can be strong enough to make you go mental.  Figuratively speaking, of course. Often than not, most diets restrict some type of food or macronutrient. Completely throwing your body off balance as it tries to adjust to the new […] The post How to stop food cravings appeared first on Trainer
  • 7 High Protein Breakfast Ideas

    Trainer Andrei
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:11 am
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  If you’re doing a specific diet, such as focusing on high protein during meals it is important to start the day with the a good high protein breakfast.  Sometimes a diet can feel like your options are limited in terms of foods you can eat and […] The post 7 High Protein Breakfast Ideas appeared first on Trainer
  • How I Increased my strength by 20% with VBT

    Trainer Andrei
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:58 pm
    20% strength increase? That’s all you got? Yes, it may not sound like a big deal. But it’s easy to achieve massive strength gains for absolute beginners or if your whole lifestyle revolves around the gym.  Why 20% strength is a big a deal for me is because it’s a huge increase from my personal […] The post How I Increased my strength by 20% with VBT appeared first on Trainer
  • Post-Workout Protein Shake Recipe

    Trainer Andrei
    11 Apr 2015 | 2:50 am
    Over the years I’ve experimented with all kind of recipes for a post-workout protein shake that was full of right nutrients and actually tasted good. The main ingredient is the protein powder. It serves as the base from which I slowly built and settled on the recipe below: Post-Workout Protein Shake Recipe 1 small banana 1 […] The post Post-Workout Protein Shake Recipe appeared first on Trainer
  • 50 Youtube Fitness Channels You Should Subscribe To

    Trainer Andrei
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    It’s been a very long while since I compiled a list of Youtube fitness channels. Since then many more fitness gurus joined Youtube and I’ve been receiving a steady flow of suggestions from my readers of who I should include in my list. As you look and explore all the channels below you will find mixture of […] The post 50 Youtube Fitness Channels You Should Subscribe To appeared first on Trainer
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    Weighty Matters

  • Unless You're in an ER, if You Hear the Word "Detox", Run

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Simple rule - if someone is trying to promote, defend, or encourage the use of a product they claim will remove toxins from your body, unless they're a physician in the emergency department or your kidney failure specialist, they're either dangerously ignorant, or unconscionably unethical. And if you're trying to determine between ignorant and unethical, look to their education. If they haven't any, well then give them the benefit of the doubt and presume it's just well-intentioned, hopeful, ignorance. But if they are highly educated, like for instance Dr. Frank Lipman, who sells a $229…
  • The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Disgraceful Fundraising

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    As far as junk food fundraising goes, I don't think there are any health charities worse than the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. While in the past they've been quick to defend their sale of some of the junk food world's least healthful choices by reminding critics that they are a charity supporting type 1 diabetes - an autoimmune disease - and not type 2 diabetes, I don't give a flying hoot. Selling illness in the name of health isn't something a health charity should be involved with, let alone a charity who regardless of the etiology of their cause's illness, should assuredly know…
  • Saturday Stories: Mirna Valerio, Genohype, and Oliver Sacks

    25 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    "9.13.09OliverSacksByLuigiNovi" by Luigi Novi. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons"John Branton in Runner's World with just a fabulous and inspirational piece on ultra-distance runner Mirna Valerio. My friend and fancy pants professor Tim Caulfield in the BMJ talking about the dangers of "Genohype". The great Oliver Sacks in the NYTs discussing his outlook on life as seen through the lens of his terminal, metastatic cancer.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Soda Taxes, Earthquakes, GMO Must Read, and ProteinSaturday Stories: Cancer, Cancer,…
  • "Stop Pushing Gross Fruits and Vegetables on Your Kids"

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Funny or Die and Nick Offerman take on American school lunches in today's Funny Friday.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesI May Just Take Up Meditation!Babies React To UofT's Defence of Its Anti-Vaccination CourseGet It Off Me! Get It Off Me! 
  • 3 Years of Telling People to Exercise More Doesn't Make Them Exercise More (at Least Not in Japan)

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    I've asked before whether or not anyone is aware of any public health intervention that has led to a sustained and objectively measurable increase in the activity level of a population (adults, kids, both, whatever) Unfortunately, I've yet to hear of any exciting outcomes (nor have I by the way for simply telling people to eat better). As I see it, the value of exercise as health promoting is well known. Public health campaigns that in turn simply spread that message, probably aren't teaching people anything new, and consequently, may not lead to any sustained changes in behaviour. And that's…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • New Research: Fat, Cholesterol & High Blood Pressure

    Amelia Phillips
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Our resident nutritionist Steph Lowe digs deeper into the confusing new information about cholesterol, blood pressure and saturated fat. The Heart Foundation has come under much scrutiny with their saturated fat guidelines in recent years, as the saturated fat – heart health myth is exactly that, one of the biggest nutrition myths of the last five decades. What sufferers of high blood pressure and cholesterol have been told The following is a direct excerpt from The Heart Foundation at Have your cholesterol checked regularly, as part of an assessment of your…
  • Product Comparison Series – Comparing Two Yoghurt Brands

    Amelia Phillips
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:14 pm
    In the next instalment of our Product Comparison Series we compare Danone Activia Yoghurt to our new kid on the block, Five:AM. Which yoghurt should you buy? Read on to find out. Danone Activia Yoghurt – Vanilla Bean Five:AM Yoghurt – Organic Vanilla Bean Ingredients Skim milk, sugar, water, milk solids, cream, rice starch, natural flavour, live lactic acid cultures (Bifidobacterium animalis subspecies lactis CNCM I-2494, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactococcus lactis and Lactobacillus bulgaricus), lemon juice concentrate, stabiliser (locust bean gum), vanilla bean macerates,…
  • What Do I Eat Pre and Post Training?

    Amelia Phillips
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    People often ask me what I eat pre and post training, and it’s pretty much the same every time; I don’t eat before I train, as I train in the mornings (just some herbal tea). My focus is also remaining lean and light, so I like to train on an empty stomach. Post workout (around 11am), I have a pretty substantial breakfast; two poached eggs (only one yoke), ricotta, avocado, tomato, smoked salmon and toast, with my earl grey tea (that I savour!). I then have a really light lunch, a snack and light dinner (followed by a little sweet treat most nights). Our resident Nutritionist,…
  • Should I Exercise with a Hangover?

    Amelia Phillips
    15 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    So you’ve had a boozy night, you’re feeling like crap and maybe a tad guilty. Is this a good opportunity to train your sins away? The answer is not clear cut, so check out my do’s and don’ts along with my hangover workout before you set off to the gym. Ok, so what is a hangover? A hangover is a direct result of heavy drinking, and for some that may be after just one! A hangover can feel different to everyone but the general symptoms are severe headaches, nausea, feeling tired and confused, dehydrated, having the ‘shakes’ and sometimes a loss of memory. On the inside, our…
  • Why the Health Star Rating Isn’t Working

    Amelia Phillips
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:59 pm
    It’s been one year since the government launched the Health Star Food Rating System, and it doesn’t seem to be having the desired effect. Confectionary items (such as strawberry liquorice) are scoring higher stars than some healthy foods such as Greek yoghurt. So what’s gone wrong and can it be fixed? What is the purpose of the Health Star Rating system? The original aim was to educate consumers about the healthy options when shopping. It was supposed to make shopping for healthy foods easier. The second aim was to incentivise the food industry to produce healthier foods by…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Retail therapy at Dick’s Sporting Goods

    26 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    **This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and DICK’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own.** I posted this on my Facebook page the other day—–can you relate? There is something magically uplifting about new workout clothes, so when Dick’s Sporting Goods asked me if I wanted to go shopping in their new revamped women’s department,  I grabbed my car keys!  I honestly felt like a kid being let loose in a candy store! I noticed right away the lighting was brighter and it drew my attention to all the wonderful clothes on the racks. There is also a lot more space…
  • Flex-it Friday with a protein smoothie please!

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Nothing better than a little flexing in the summer time.  Suns out, guns out! This is my 9 year old, who is almost as tall as I am.  How does that happen so fast?! He isn’t always smiling though….these days he spends a lot of time fighting with his brothers which has me mentally going to my happy place…..which is here! Life is always better at the beach, right? Summer also means lots of smoothies and I love to make one first thing in the morning with some Sunwarrior (chocolate, of course) protein powder.  (I love that it is organic, gluten/soy/dairy free) I mix in some of…
  • Getting six pack abs and a bodacious booty!

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:07 am
    For several years now, I have wanted a six-pack. Yes, I’m being totally vain. I workout pretty hard and when scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, it’s hard not to see all the beautiful abs out there.  I know that abs are built in the kitchen and while I do eat fairly clean….it just isn’t clean enough. I think I’ve finally realized that a 6 pack is just not in the cards for me because I love pizza, chocolate, beer, and brownies far too much!  (sometimes in that order!)  In order for me to get a six pack, I will need to give those things up and the truth…
  • Pledge to get moving with Chris Powell, Walmart, and Degree!

    20 Jul 2015 | 4:58 am
    If you are a longtime reader, you know that my tagline has always been “never underestimate the power of a workout”.  When you are feeling down, stressed, anxious, etc. there is no better mental boost than a workout— I PROMISE!! When I heard about Walmart’s Get Moving Summer Fitness Challenge with Degree® and celebrity trainer Chris Powell, I was instantly on board!  (Chris Powell is awesome by the way. I got to meet him and his wife a few years ago and they are the real deal!) I say this all the time—no matter how busy your life is, there is always time…
  • Ziploc® Brand Bags with Easy Open Tabs Make Life so Much Easier for this Tough Mother!

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:05 pm
    I consider myself a pretty tough mother. I’m a single mom with four young boys. The amount of noise and chaos in my house is enough to drive away most of my friends.  At the end of the day, when it’s nice and quiet, I walk room-to-room and clean up each disaster. Then, I finally get a second to breathe and crash on the couch to sit down and “work”.  Tough (and tired!) is my middle name! I tried Ziploc® brand bags with Easy Open Tabs and these make my life as a mom SO MUCH EASIER! These are the same quality bags expected from Ziploc® brand with a new tab, making them easy to grip…
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Alcohol Sensitizes Brain Response to Food Aromas and Increases Food Intake in Women, Research Shows (Beth aka MM)
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Something I feel like we already knew?  Sigh.  Please read. PR from The Obesity Society - Alcohol Sensitizes Brain Response to Food Aromas and Increases Food Intake in Women, Research Shows First study of its kind ties hypothalamus, in addition to the gut, to the aperitif phenomenon SILVER SPRING, MD – The first study of its kind measuring the brain's role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain's response to food aromas and increases caloric intake. The research, led by William J. A. Eiler II, PhD, of the…
  • #BBGC Support Bracelets For Sale (Beth aka MM)
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    I've been asked begged pleaded with bribed to offer BBGC bracelets again.   Don't you people know how lazy I am?! For a short time, I'm offering the bracelets I have on hand for $5 each, shipped, US only please. Use the form below. How many? One bracelet $5.00 USD Two bracelets $10.00 USD Five bracelets $25.00 USD BBGC Bariatric Bad Girls Club ® Support for post-op + long term bariatric weight loss surgery patients. © 2009-2015 Bariatric Bad Girls Club, BBGC, Melting Mama ® Pouchworthy WLS, Inc. Product sponsorship, advertising contact…
  • 'Anyone with a functioning brain' makes sure they look good in a bikini (Beth aka MM)
    1 Jun 2015 | 3:11 pm
    What the who!? 'Anyone with a functioning brain' makes sure they look good in a bikini Clipped from Raw Story -  “If you are offended by an ad with a woman on it or a hot girl or a hot guy then seek therapy,” Fox News host Jedediah Bila advised on Monday. “I mean, go to a therapist. There’s something wrong with you.” “At this time of year, anyone with a functioning brain asks themselves that question, ‘Are you beach body ready?'” Tantaros insisted. “In fact, I ask myself that question every single day. And I bet you people who have a problem with this ad going into summer…
  • Gastric Pacemaker in use in Boston (Beth aka MM)
    22 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    This procedure is now done where Bob and I both had our weight loss surgeries 11.5 years ago.   I recall posting about it years ago when it was in testing.   I think it's a neat idea. CBS Boston-  If you think about weight loss surgery, there are three main options: Gastric Bypass, the Lap Band, and the Gastric Sleeve. But there haven’t been any other weight loss procedures approved by the FDA for over ten years, that is, until now. Back in January the government agency approved a new device that’s less complicated, safe, and effective. “Most all of my life I have been overweight.”…
  • Blogging as a business as blogging. (Beth aka MM)
    6 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    A post by a Facebook friend the other day got me thinking about blogging.  It seems that many of us who used to Write All The Time for ourselves, have stopped.  Why is that?  Why is it that blogging has become a chore?  Why did we start writing in the first place and what changed? I will tell you what happened:  PEOPLE GOT GREEDY.  For me, I started blogging because I needed an outlet that would "listen" neutrally.  The faceless internet seemed like a good idea.   As I wrote, somehow I got an audience, and an audience creates attention, and attention sends advertisers.  I took on…
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Blog shakedown cruise: email book reviews and videos

    Michael Eades
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    Well, I would say the new site is 95 percent complete.  The new store is still under construction, but everything else is pretty much ready to go.  I think.  I hope. I pray. The tech guys fiddling with the last few piddly little things asked me if I could quickly whip up a post with few links in it (their exact words) and both a YouTube and a Vimeo video so they could do the final tweaking.  Since I don’t whip out blog posts with links and videos in them on the spur of the moment, I decided to throw up a copy of the email I sent out last week to those who subscribe to my alerts.
  • The FDA and the Trans Fat Ban

    Michael Eades
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:47 pm
    An editorial in the Wall Street Journal today makes the point that the recent ruling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to rid the American diet of trans fats more or less hastens what the market was already doing.  And as I never tire of harping about, this piece also reminds us that it was the same FDA and other governmental agencies that foisted trans fats upon us in the first place. Before we get into the fat of the editorial, so to speak, let me take a little side trip to show you a way you can skirt the paywall of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and read anything…
  • New look to the site

    Michael Eades
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:07 pm
    If you’ve been on this site before and made your way here now, it’s easy to see that the look has changed.But it isn’t just the look, it’s vastly more than that.It’s the entire functionality of the site.But it’s a long way from being there yet. I’m a big believer in the idea of just jumping in with both feet.In terms of website lingo, that means go ahead and launch the site, then fix the problems.I figure if I waited till the development site was perfect, I would never get it up.So, I once again asked my tech guys, who have been working on this new…
  • In case you missed out last time…

    Michael Eades
    19 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
      I just got word that there will be another sale tomorrow of a bunch of low-carb books on Kindle for a mere three bucks apiece. Last time a sale like this came around, I didn’t find out about it and get it up until halfway through the sale, and a lot of people missed out. This time, I found out a little earlier. I wouldn’t normally put up a post like this right on the heels of the last one, but some many people missed out because I didn’t know about the sale and, thus, didn’t get it up quickly enough. This list of books includes a number of books that were available…
  • One day sale of low-carb/keto books

    Michael Eades
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
      Just a quick post to let you know of a one-day sale of low-carb/ketogenic diet books for $3 each. I haven’t read any of the books on this list except for Dr. Richard Feinman’s The World Turned Upside Down: The Second Low-Carb Revolution, which is excellent.  Highly recommended, especially if you are at all interested in the biochemical workings of the low-carb diet. Oh, and Judy Barnes Baker’s wonderful book Nourished, which is filled with absolutely delicious low-carb recipes.  Judy’s is one of our favorite low-carb cookbooks. I plan on purchasing all these…
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • Bodyweight Squats, Inverted Rows, 3-D Lunges and Pushups

    26 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Bodyweight workouts are great fat burners.  You can do these four exercises to build fat burning muscle mass:Bodyweight SquatsGet more fat burn doing shorter, effective workouts. You do this by using more full body strength exercises like squats.Some form of squat exercise should be a part of every strength workout you do. The squat will help you build more muscle, burn more fat and speed up your metabolism.Here are 3 reasons to do squats and burn more fat:1. The squat works major muscle groups. To recruit more muscle fibers during workouts and improve your fat loss success, focus…
  • Why Self Discipline Will Make You Unstoppable

    25 Jul 2015 | 11:42 am
    By Dan S. KennedyOn the morning of my mother’s funeral, I wrote the following paragraph for the original, first edition of this book:My mother passed away a couple of days, actually nights ago, and the viewing was last night; the memorial service will be in about four hours from now, this morning. It is 6:00 A.M. And here I am, at the keyboard, in my home office, writing. That’s what I do almost every day, for at least the first early hour of the morning, no matter what. And that’s the answer to how I can have five books in bookstores, a sixth and seventh hitting early in…
  • 5 Top Foods Men Should Eat

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:46 am
    By Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CESGuys, getting older (which you are!) could lead to an increased risk for a number of different health ailments.In fact, aging may be accompanied by loss of strength, muscle mass, and vigor.However, the foods that you eat, could improve many different areas of your health - especially as you age!As you know, men and women’s needs are completely different.This same concept holds true, not only on an emotional and physical level, but also in your diet, specifically related to the foods that you eat.What you eat may lead to excess body weight, decreased…
  • Saturday Healthy Foods Grocery List

    18 Jul 2015 | 5:56 am
    by ProGradeAs any dieter will tell you, skipping meals is a no-no when trying to lose weight.Skipping meals slows down your metabolism, makes you hungrier at your next meal (tendency to overeat), and could alter your calorieintake.However, for some reason people tend to skip at least one meal per day, even though they know that it is wrong.Which one is the most commonly skipped meal: breakfast!Breakfast jump-starts your day by providing a good nutritional foundation that you can build on with every meal.It boosts your metabolism, keeps you alert (through those boring office…
  • Fat Burning, Weight Loss Cardio Exercise

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Use your interval cardio sessions to burn fat and lose weight, while not wasting away your muscle mass. Throw your 60-minute cardio sessions out and replace them with efficient, fat-burning sprint interval cardio workouts.Build your lean body with less hard work. Be a smart exerciser and you will lean out your body faster.So, here are 3 Tips to Burn More Fat with Interval Cardio:1. Make your warm up count as a significant calorie burner. I can't tell you how many times I have seen people "goofing off" during their warmup before the workout.One to 2 minutes for a warmup is…
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  • Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Saturated Fats

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:15 am
    Children who were diagnosed as suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD / ADHD) have been successfully treated by re-introducing natural saturated fats into their diets.Saturated fats are things such as whole cream, animal fat and coconut oil. Avocados and grass-fed butter are other examples of healthy, saturated fat. Your brain is made largely of fat, consisting of around seventy percent of…
  • During a Visit to My Doctor

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?""Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub.""Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal person would use the bucket because it is bigger than the spoon or the teacup.""No" he said. "A normal person would pull the plug.""So do you want a bed near the window?"© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins…
  • Welcome Back, Fat!

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    An article in the highly respected scientific journal, Journal of the American Medical Association, urges authorities to to remove restrictions on the amount of dietary fat.From the article:"The limit on total fat presents an obstacle to sensible change, promoting harmful low-fat foods, undermining attempts to limit intakes of refined starch and added sugar, and discouraging the restaurant and food industry from providing products higher in healthful fats. It is time for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services to develop the proper signage, public health…
  • How To Feel Great in Your Ripe Old Age - Even If You're 94

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    "My name is Janice Gravely. In May 2015, I had my ninety-fourth birthday, but when I was seventy-five, I felt old.I had four degenerative diseases and I had a hard time fulfilling my speaking engagements that took me all over the United States, to China, Africa, Middle East, Russia, Europe.But one day, my hostess in New Orleans packed me a little insulated bag with something she called Barleygreen® and fresh carrot juice. Between radio dates and lunch, she had me drink the combination and it was good.Between lunch and the dinner meeting, she gave me another glass of the cold, delicious juice…
  • Signs That You Need More Protein

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:28 am
    Brain fogConstantly getting sickThin hair and it falls outBrittle NailsWeaknessCravings for sweetsMuscle and joint painFatigue Trouble sleepingWeight gain© 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
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    Starling Fitness

  • The Only Bad Workout You Had

    Laura Moncur
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:04 am
    I love this motivational poster from Gymaholic. It reads: The only bad workout you had is the one you didn’t do. This is so true. Consistency is FAR more important than anything else. You don’t have to kill yourself in the gym. You just need to get your butt in there EVERY day. Weeks of easy workouts are better than one intense workout and weeks of avoiding the gym because that’s where the pain happens. SHOW UP. All you have to do is show up every day. If that means walking on the treadmill at 2 mph for twenty minutes, then that is MUCH better than not showing up. Doing…
  • Reach Higher

    Laura Moncur
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:22 pm
    I saw this motivational poster on Facebook the other day and it really spoke to me. It reads: If you are losing your balance in a yoga pose, reach higher. It will steady you. This is true, not just in your practice, but everywhere in your life! This advice has helped me when I’m trying to hold a pose in yoga. I feel my body elongate and the pose has more length to balance, making it easier. In life, I have constantly and vigorously reached higher. I don’t know if it has helped me or not. Sometimes it seems that when I relax and let things happen naturally, they work out better…
  • Apple Watch Goals

    Laura Moncur
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    This commercial for the Apple watch is quiet, calm and shows EXACTLY what it’s like to have an Apple watch for your fitness goals. It is always there, counting every movement and step, right down to bedtime when you do a few jumping jacks to close out your circle. More than that, it tells me of my text messages and phone calls, even when I’ve left my phone in the other room. The Apple watch has become so important to me that I have done strange things like accidentally left my phone at home because I don’t carry it around with me everywhere I go anymore. I also had a bizarre…
  • Food Is Not The Way

    Laura Moncur
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    I found this quote yesterday and it really seemed like a sad thing. It reads: Tao. Some of us look for the Way in opium and some in God, some of us in whiskey and some in love. It is all the same Way and it leads nowhither. W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil, 1925 It’s true that people look for Tao in many places where it is not. You will not find The Way in opium or other drugs. You will not find The Way in religion. You will not find The Way in alcohol. You will not find The Way with sex. And I certainly did not find The Way in food. Tao is an INNER JOURNEY. It is a mastery of our…
  • Every Pose Is A Beginning

    Laura Moncur
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    I have been practicing yoga for the last two months. I’ve been watching some videos on YouTube to get started: Yoga With Adriene – YouTube I have been doing the same few poses every day for two months and I’m getting pretty good at them. Today, I was feeling a little bored, so I decided to try Eagle pose and I was SHOCKED. Image via: Eagle Pose – We Are Yoga I suck at it. Every time I try a new pose, I am a rank amateur. I am a beginner. Just because I have been able to hold Downward Facing Dog without my arms shaking and losing my balance, doesn’t mean I am good…
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  • ShiftCon Social Media Conference: A Blogging Conference for Eco-Wellness Influencers

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Do you have trouble finding brands you’d work with at other blogger conferences? Do you prefer wellness, organic & natural brands? And what about your passions? Do other blogger conferences address things like the food supply, health, climate change and carcinogens in food, water, air & consumer products?  ShiftCon Social Media Conference was created to support bloggers and other social media influencers that care about wellness, the environment and everything in between. We are the type of people who…
  • Join the #ShiftHappens Twitter Party July 22nd

    15 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Attention Social Media Changemakers, Bloggers & Influencers!  I’m inviting you to a special social media conference you don’t want to miss! It’s all about using social media to change the marketplace towards better health for our bodies and the environment.  ShiftCon Social Media Conference is a conference for content creators interested in food, wellness, natural products, sustainability and how those topics affect our health. Last year was our first annual event, and this year will be our…
  • Food Ingredients Banned in Other Parts of the World

    12 Jul 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Have you ever given thought to the foods in other countries? Are they the same as what we eat here in the United States? You may be surprised to find out that many foods overseas are reformulated. Why would companies make more than one version of the same food? Because the safety of some of the ingredients in our food has been called into question in other countries. There are a number of food additives and chemicals that are banned in other countries, but are perfectly legal here in the U.S. If corporations want their…
  • 10 Reasons to NEVER Let Your Kid Drink Soda

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Many of us have opted for healthier choices for ourselves and our family. It certainly isn’t an easy process to break bad habits and relearn everything you’ve been taught about food. This is why it’s even more important to stop bad habits before they start, whenever possible. We gave you 10 reasons to dump diet soda, which can be the hardest hurdle for some. Well, here are 10 reasons to never let your kid drink soda: 1. Soda is addictive The addictive properties of soda come from a number of its…
  • Join Us for the #NOWWellness Twitter Party on July 8

    Joanna Liberty
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Disclaimer: Bookieboo LLC was compensated for hosting this twitter party with Now Foods, as well as a 30 Day Blogger Ambassador Campaign in which 15 bloggers were challenged to use a selection of NOW products over 30 days. We have a policy not to work with products containing genetically modified ingredients, transfats or other synthetic ingredients. You can rest assured that these products have met our guidelines for approval in the Bookieboo Network.   NOW®, a leading natural products manufacturer, is dedicated…
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    Trying Fitness

  • Fitbit Activity Tracker – How Does it Work?

    Eartha Haines
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    I learned about the Fitbit activity tracker when a couple of my former co-workers began wearing them. I would overhear them mention how many steps they tracked on a daily basis. I asked more about what exactly the Fitbit could do and it does much more than track your steps. It tracks every part of your day—including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. It is actually a very cool fitness tracker and the first in its category to introduce automatic wireless syncing. Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband How the Fitbit Works The Fitbit tracker can track your activity such as the…
  • Ab Carver Pro for Beginners

    Eartha Haines
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:02 pm
    You may have seen infomercials for the Ab Carver Pro and want to learn more about it. What makes it so special as compared to any other ab wheel on the market? The Ab Carver Pro is no ordinary ab wheel. It begins with the design of the common ab wheel and takes it up a notch with a wider wheel, ergonomic hand grips, and a carbon steel spring. The Ab Carver Pro was created by former U.S. Navy SEAL, Alden Mills. He is also the creator of the Perfect Push-up and Perfect Pull-up. Compared to the typical ab wheels, you will soon discover that a lot of thought was placed into this fitness product.
  • Foam Roller Routine for Runners

    Eartha Haines
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:28 am
    Runners may find that a foam roller can be very beneficial before and after a run. Most of the time, a foam roller is used as a form or rehab for injured muscles. However, it can serve as a tool for warming up muscles before a run as well as part of your cooldown afterward. Using a roller helps to break down the knots in the muscles which help to prepare the muscles for stretching. Overall, consistent use of a foam roller can improve circulation before and after a workout. How Foam Rolling Works Foam rolling is also known as myofascial release. The fascia is the connective tissue that…
  • Review of the Lumo Lift Posture and Activity Tracker

    Eartha Haines
    14 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    One of the many perks that come with writing a fitness blog is the occasional opportunity of being sent cool fitness products to use and review. I had the opportunity to try out and use the Lumo Lift (thanks to The Grommet.) The Lumo Lift is a little tracking device that is used to monitor your posture as well as track the steps you walk or run throughout the day. You wear the tracking device right near your collar bone. It is held in place by a magnetic clip which comes in two styles: an actual clip or a square magnet as pictured below on the left: The image on the right is of the charging…
  • Avoid Weight Gain on a Cruise Ship

    Eartha Haines
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I have always wanted to experience the fun of being on a cruise ship and stopping at various ports of call. Family members of mine have been on cruises and besides all of the cool places they've visited, the second most talked about topic was the food! Cruise ships appear to me to be a giant city on a ship. They have all types of restaurants, some being buffets, and some open 24/7! There is no shortage of food on a cruise. That is why the average weight gain for many people during a cruise is 7 to 10 pounds! Being surrounded by food galore, including high-calorie beverages (soda, coffee…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Kingii, Smallest Inflatable In The World!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:14 am
    Kingii is small, non-invasive, reliable and with it's unobtrusive design for the first time providing safety in the water in a convenient way.The Kingii fits on your wrist, stays out of the way, is rechargeable and is there when you need it most. The smallest inflatable in the world is perfect for every activity, every age and every environment around the water. The risk of drowning and the need for bulky safety devices is over!The only thing that would make this better is it you could set the depth and not require the use to pull a tab. Parents - you worry about your kids but want them…

    Aaron Usiskin
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Simple things make life that much better. I hate carrying around my camera, because of the neck strap. Everyone, pulls out their phone and snaps a picture. Peak Design has changed that and this belt/strap click is awesome.The CapturePRO® Camera Clip is our flagship, pro-quality camera carrying solution. Carry any camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. All-aluminum, extra-durable construction. Compatible with multiple tripod types, and can be used as a tripod head itself. The difference between this CapturePRO Camera Clip and our previous model is the PROplate that…
  • Road Bike Porn, Pinarello Dogma K8-S

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:53 am
    This has to be the hottest bike on the tour or in shops right now. I know they are using this for the cobblestones, but for the everyday rider on their local country roads this is a game changer.“Game changer” is not an idea from our marketing people, but the first words of Sir Bradley Wiggins after testing DOGMA K8-SYes, this product will revolutionize the world of ROAD BIKES, creating a new segment: The REAR SUSPENDED. The DOGMA K8-Sis the result of a specific request of TEAM SKY: to have an innovative frame able to reduce the psycho-physical stress of the athletes, and thus increase…
  • HERO4 Session, SMALL!

    Aaron Usiskin
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Wow, makes you want to sell your old GoPro. Again game changer and kept well under wraps. Who saw this coming? GoPro seems to be the only camera to buy and use. Why buy anything else, drop it, dunk it, freeze it, stuff it into your pocket, you can't go wrong with GoPro. HERO4 Session packs the power of GoPro into our smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet, featuring a rugged and waterproof design, easy one-button control, 1080p60 video and 8MP photos. 50% smaller and 40% lighter than other HERO4 cameras,1 HERO4 Session is the most wearable and mountable GoPro ever. With a…
  • Columbia OutDry Extreme Diamond Shell

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    $400 for a rain jacket. Not sure how many they will sell, but check out the review given by Outside magazine.THE GOOD:The most breathable rain jacket we’ve tested, thanks to a brand-new waterproof concept called OutDry Extreme that prevents the shell from ever wetting out. A tough, rubbery exterior is super abrasion-resistant, and it doesn’t look dirty as quickly as other shells. (More on this below.) THE BAD:The aesthetics didn’t appeal to everyone. Columbia is using contrasting external seam taping and contrasting patches on the shoulders. This makes…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • What If Everyone Talked About Hobbies Like Runners Talk About Running?

    Scott Dunlap
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    There's an ultra/trail version of this video dying to be made, for sure!
  • I Can't Live Without The Back Burner

    Scott Dunlap
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:28 pm
    The look on my face said everything - something about this new cooktop was wrong. Maybe not wrong, but, I don't know, weird. A kitchen appliance that was fundamentally flawed at some cosmic level one can just sense.  Sure, the Thermador 36-inch Masterpiece Series Freedom Induction Cooktop was a technical marvel, easily demo'ing the ability to put a pan anywhere on the surface and have it heat up for just that pan. That was cool. It was safer, more efficient, and a considerable step up from the 70's era coil burner workhorse that had warmed my oatmeal for years. But something about this…
  • RIP, Trail Runner Ray Morris 1925-2015

    Scott Dunlap
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    It was a strange message, and I did at least one double-take when it popped up on my phone. Then I did another. Is this real? [Mom]: ...your great uncle, Ray, whom you haven't seen in 35 years, is dying of pancreatic cancer. He's a runner too, and has been following your running career with great interest. It would be great if you could touch base. He only lives about ten miles from your house.What? There's a 90-year-old trail runner, a blood relative no less, that lives just a stones throw away?!? How could I have not known this?Wow. with some reflection, I recalled…
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  • Dr J’s Crazy Solutions to the Obesity Crisis: Stop Him before It’s Too Late

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Dr. J Obesity causes many health problems, so physicians in clinical practice often recommend weight loss to their patients, often a modest initial goal of a 5 percent loss. Unfortunately, however modest it may seem, patients have a hard time reaching and maintaining even that goal. Researchers recently looked into the intractability of weight loss by data mining the confidential medical records of a large subset of the U.K. population. (The data was provided to the researchers by the GCHQ, the NSA, People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, Anonymous, and Wikileaks.) They found that…
  • Take One Walk before Meals: Should Doctors Prescribe Exercise like Medicine?

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) John Duperly/Flickr Exercise has gotten a bad rap lately due to reports that it is inefficient as a means of weight reduction. But regular visitors to CalorieLab are familiar with the other health benefits of regular exercise, including: Lowered risk of heart disease or stroke Protection against early onset dementia Healthier bones and lungs and muscles Reduced rate of death from any cause And even in the matter of weight, while exercise is impractical as a primary means of losing fat, it is invaluable as a means of maintaining a healthy weight that’s been achieved by…
  • DASH Anti-Hypertension Diet: The Half-Baked Version for the Lazy Dieter

    Karen Collins
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-ND 2.0) George Kelly/Flickr **I keep hearing about the DASH diet as a healthy way to eat for heart health, but following rigid food plans doesn’t work well for me. Can’t I just focus on eating high-potassium foods? The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet can be a great general guide for shaping your eating habits even without following its rigid rules. The DASH diet was developed to treat or prevent high blood pressure and so one goal of DASH is to boost potassium consumption, which is important for keeping blood pressure at a healthy level. But it also…
  • How Does She Eat So Much?: A Taxonomy of Food Shaming

    Dr. J
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) CamieliaTWU/Flckr A slender friend of mine was eating lunch with co-workers when one of them laughingly said, “How does she eat so much?” Yes, she was the target of food shaming. Food shaming is when someone judges, with implied guilt, another person’s food or eating behavior. Examples of food shaming “You’re lucky you can eat so much.” This is an example of passive-aggressive behavior. It may appear that they are praising your metabolism or fitness, but they really aren’t. It’s more about them, not you: They’re…
  • Supermarkets, Movie Theaters, and Big Soda Finagle Another Calorie-Posting Postponement

    Robert S. Wieder
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (Public Domain) NASA/APL/SwRI In 2006, NASA launched the first spacecraft to visit the outermost planet-or-whatever-it-now-is, Pluto. In 2010, Congress passed into law the Affordable Care Act, which among other things mandated that the Food and Drug Administration establish rules whereby ready-to-eat food chains would be required to post the caloric content of all their food and beverage items where customers could see them. Today, the NASA probe arrived at Pluto, after travelling some 3 billion miles, and is sending back photos and other data, an example of just how extraordinarily competent…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Why You Should Always Backup Your Phone

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    My phone gave me no problems. In fact, on the day that this story happens, I had listened to podcasts in the car and sent a few emails and played WordBubbles.  Nothing was amiss. Until it was amiss. We were driving home from camp when the Wolvog informed me that he couldn’t wait the additional […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 48: Solo Vacation

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:27 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* CNN had a great article about alone time a few months ago; its importance and the reason why we’re reluctant to take it: “The not-so-fun part comes in when you’re thinking about how others are […]
  • Asking and Taking

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:20 am
    Director Ava DuVernay spoke about something at BlogHer that I’ve been turning around in my mind ever since.  She made the point that women are taught a culture of permission.  She said, Women have been trained in our culture and society to ask for what we want instead of taking what we want. We’ve been […]
  • 555th Friday Blog Roundup

    24 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    This is it.  Last day to get Life from Scratch for 99 cents.  Measure of Love is also on sale.  (I believe on all platforms.)  Please help me spread word. Please Tweet about it. Or throw up the announcement on Facebook. Or email a friend about the sale. Or buy a copy for a friend […]
  • The Start of the Next Health Crisis

    22 Jul 2015 | 4:12 am
    It turns out that when you get rid of vaccines, you bring back infectious diseases that otherwise wouldn’t rear their ugly heads.  For instance,  we’re seeing outbreaks once again of diseases such as measles or whooping cough.  While the conversation around vaccines is complicated, seeing the benefits of vaccines is not: vaccines protect individual and […]
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Primal Kitchen Restaurants: Coming to a Town Near You? (With Your Help, Yes.)

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For years, I’ve made the case for a particular way of eating: the Primal Blueprint. Based on nutrient-dense vegetables, fruits, animals, fish, nuts, seeds, tubers, herbs, spices, and fats, it recommends against consumption of a few foods — grains, refined sugar, seed oils, excess carbs — but is overall very inclusive. A person can live and eat very well drawing on the extensive list of recommended foods. Millions of people all over the world have embraced this way of eating and made radically positive transformations of their health without feeling “deprived.” Those are…
  • Dear Mark: Budgeting, Calcium, Supplements, High Cholesterol, and Chinup Replacements

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering five questions, all coming from a single reader email. First, Rosa asks about buying high-quality produce and grass-fed meat for her family on a budget. Can it be done? If not, what should she do? Second, she wonders whether she’ll get enough calcium eating this way. It’s a valid concern, seeing as how basic Primal eating often eliminates dairy. I try to assuage her. Third, if the Primal Blueprint is such a healthy, nutrient-replete lifestyle, why do I sell supplements? How does one reconcile the two seemingly…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 358

    Mark Sisson
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Enter to win my favorite things at Thrive Market. $100+ value. No purchase required. Expires July 29. Research of the Week Soybean oil is more obesogenic and diabetogenic than either coconut oil or fructose. Yes, pure unadulterated fructose. Soluble fiber might actually be more satiating than protein, according to a recent animal study. Whole body vibration training kickstarts hypertrophy of the patellar tendon. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 77: Mary Vance: This week’s guest turned to a vegetarian diet rich in legumes, whole grains, and soy to deal with her anemia, but things…
  • Chia Flax Hot Pudding

    25 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post by Kelly LeVeque. Kelly is a certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and celebrity health coach based in Los Angeles, California. Be Well grew out of Kelly’s lifelong passion for health, the science of nutrition and overall wellness. Guided by a practical and always optimistic approach, Kelly helps clients improve their health, achieve their goals and develop sustainable habits to live a healthy and balanced life. Good Morning! I’m Kelly LeVeque, nutritionist at Be Well by Kelly. You might have heard of my #bewellsmoothie—it’s a formula created to…
  • My Top 11 Benefits of Going Primal

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! I have, in the name of health gain and weight loss, experimented with vegetarianism, veganism, low fat dieting, a sugar-wheat-and-dairy-free diet (still low-fat or I’d have probably stuck with that one!), calorie counting and juice fasting…
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • How To Gain Muscle Weight Fast

    fitness guy
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    There are a few things that you can do to gain muscle fast. The first thing to remember is that to gain muscle fast you need to take care of your diet, you need to train correctly and finally you need to rest very well so that you can make the most of those workouts. Gain Muscle Weight Fast In the last article I pointed out that most people do not use weight lifting as a form of exercise although it is critical to do this instead of just cardio to help drive up your metabolism. There are a few problems though. Most people as they try to gain muscle fast make the critical mistake of…
  • The Raw Food Detox Diet

    fitness guy
    26 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Interested in trying raw food without wanting to go raw for the rest of your life? A raw food detox diet may be the answer. The raw food detox diet is reported to have many benefits. People who eat 100% raw food all of the time have said that they notice improvements in many health conditions. In addition, most people who were over will lose on a raw food diet, although this does depend on what you choose to eat. Raw Food Detox Diet When detoxing, as you probably know, most people have some side effects. They may include headaches, joint pain, nasal congestion and other symptoms. This happens…
  • 5 Tips To Lose Weight – Some tricks you never thought of

    fitness guy
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Are you looking for tips to lose weight? These tips to lose weight fast will help you. Keep in mind, however, that if you want to lose and keep it off that you have to change your lifestyle. That means following these tips consistently. It can be difficult to change life-long habits. Starting out is usually the hardest part. Once you develop healthier patterns, they too can become habits! 5 Tips To Lose Weight 1. Eat Healthier Fats tips to lose The latest research on weight loss say that it’s not so much fat itself that is the problem when it comes to health and weight loss, but the…
  • 12 Ways To Raise Serotonin Levels

    fitness guy
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:14 pm
    Serotonin is a very important brain chemical. One of the ways that we see serotonin in use is in our moods and especially in the way that we think. Depression is often caused by low levels of this hormone so to raise serotonin levels is a very critical thing for many. Think of serotonin in your brain as a funnel that just slowly drains goodness, if you have stress, don’t get our enough, get sick, then your serotonin production in your body will drop until that funnel has nothing to give your brain. This is bad. This is what causes depression in many people and there are ways to stop…
  • Lose Belly Fat Naturally: 7 Useful Tips

    fitness guy
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:33 pm
    In some people, fat accumulates in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Others find fat accumulating in their midsection or stomach. While excess fat in any area is bad, visceral fat or fat that accumulates in the abdomen is more dangerous. It increases the risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. If you are wary of medical treatments and weight-loss pills, you may want to know how to lose belly fat naturally. Exercise and diet changes are the best ways to lose belly fat naturally. There are also other steps you can take to reduce belly fat safely. How to Lose Belly Fat Naturally 1.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Love My Recumbent Bike Workouts

    14 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Recumbent Bike Workouts: Great for Low Impact Fitness We have had a recumbent bike for some time now. I haven’t used it a ton but when I do, I love my low impact recumbent bike workouts. Right now, the recumbent bike is in our living room (there is no space left in the home gym) […] The post Love My Recumbent Bike Workouts appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Weekend Workouts & Fun

    13 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Weekend Workouts: Just keep moving My weekend workouts were pretty good. I printed out an exercise and fitness calendar to keep track for the remainder of the month. July didn’t start out well for workouts, we traveled and I didn’t do anything except walk. It was still a positive thing that I kept moving (walked […] The post Weekend Workouts & Fun appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • July 2015 Fit Goals: Push Through

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m starting to sound like a broken record. A big fat F for my June goals. Which didn’t help with my 4 months to fit goals either. Geesh! Let’s see if I can get an A+ for July. We are taking a mini trip to my parent’s this week for the holiday and when I […] The post July 2015 Fit Goals: Push Through appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • How to Stay Fit on a Mountain Bike

    19 Jun 2015 | 11:39 am
    This is a sponsored guest post. How to Stay Fit  & Have Fun on a Mountain Bike with Your Family! There is nothing more satisfying than getting out in the fresh-air and exercising with your family – except maybe exploring new and beautiful landscapes during that exercise. Taking a mountain biking trip is a great […] The post How to Stay Fit on a Mountain Bike appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Top Workout Songs: June 2015

    16 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Top Workout Songs for June 2015 From Chris Lawhorn of Run Hundred, “Familiarity and freshness are key ingredients in a workout playlist. While songs from the former category provide reliable inspiration, those in the latter bring the dynamism. Thankfully, June’s top workout tracks feature a healthy balance of both. Starting on the familiar side of things, […] The post Top Workout Songs: June 2015 appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
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    Ride, Run, Work Out | Fitness - Orlando Sentinel

  • Kids not vaccinated? Orange offers shots at community events

    Liam Miller
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:36 pm
    For the 2015-16 school year, the Florida Department of Health and Orange County Public Schools are offering community events where parents can have kids vaccinated and get their certified DH 680 immunization form, which is required for school entry and provided free once vaccinations are received. 
  • Heat and humidity don't stop Sunday morning runners

    Steven Lemongello
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Sure, it's one thing to slip on the running shoes and take to the streets on a cool Florida winter morning. But then comes July.
  • Get light exercise, hipster cred at Orlando Shuffle

    Liam Miller
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Am I a senior citizen at last? Recently a friend talked my husband and me into hitting the shuffleboard courts for my first time ever.
  • Wildlife, wildflowers abound on Tibet-Butler Preserve hike

    Liam Miller
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Folks in the Disney area who want a dose of nature can try nearby Tibet-Butler Preserve for free. Land for the 440-acre park along Lake Tibet-Butler was bought in 1989 by the South Florida Water Management District to preserve the watershed near the lake. The park has 4 miles of unpaved trails...
  • Wildflowers, wildlife abound on Tibet-Butler Preserve hike

    20 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Folks in the Disney area who want a dose of nature can try nearby Tibet-Butler Preserve. Land for the 440-acre park along Lake Tibet-Butler was bought in 1989 by the South Florida Water Management District to preserve the watershed near the lake. The park has 4 miles of unpaved trails through varied...
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    Yum Yucky

  • The reason I slap my husband.

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Whoa-whoa. Don’t freak out. There is a perfectly logical reason why I slap Matthew a lot. See that. I told you my slappings are legit. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post The reason I slap my husband. appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Creepy New Health Gadget Wants to Get Inside Your Brain

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    Ummmm… wut? I knew right away when I saw hid.n follow me on Twitter, that I would not be interested in their product. Not everrr. I suppose the intentions are good, but… just take a look at this.  Has the race for the next best health gadget finally gone too far? Do we really need help measuring our stress levels by way of a sleek watch that’s hungry for our psychological data? This is just way too creepy. I don’t want this watch all up in my cranium. I’m perfectly fine with self-identifying my stress, then acting accordingly by activating my “restore…
  • Shaving Our Cat’s Butt (A Day in the Life of Yum Yucky)

    17 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    Ewww. I hate that we have to deal with this. Kitty needs her butt shaved every few weeks to prevent poop nuggets from sticking to her long hair. Come join us in this annoying family chore. Let us all shave Kitty’s butt together. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Shaving Our Cat’s Butt (A Day in the Life of Yum Yucky) appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • I Used Fresh Stevia Leaves To Sweeten My Tea. Here’s what happened next.

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    It’s been about 4 years now since I’ve been using those Stevia extract packets you buy at the store to sweeten my tea and bake with. Stevia is a zero calorie, natural alternative to using regular sugar or those frightful chemicals, Splenda and Aspartame. So I thought to myself: What would it be like to use actual, fresh Stevia leaves to make my tea sweet? I put on my science hat and got to work. I broke off a small sprig from my Stevia plant I keep outside on my deck. The plant doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. I don’t water it. Normal rainfall alone has kept the…
  • My Top 10 Natural Health Products on Amazon

    15 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Forget about all the introductory chitter-chatter. Let’s jump right into the list! 1. Colloidal Silver Liquid and Gel: If you haven’t yet witnessed my carrying on with nonstop talk about the benefits of using colloidal silver, then listen up now. Don’t procrastinate. Don’t drag your feet. Learn how this natural antibiotic has the power to effectively treat eye infections, pink eye, ear infections, burns and other issues without getting a doctor involved. Check my Colloidal Silver Reference Page for a plethora of important info on silver. 2. Bromelain: This is a natural…
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  • HOT BOD Is Here

    JC Deen
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today is the day, and HOT BOD – Your Guide To Getting Strong And Sexy is here. (it’s on sale until next Tuesday, so get your copy today) As I mentioned recently, I’ve been working on this program for a while. It’s finally here. I want to tell you why it’s different, and what’s included. […]
  • HOT BOD: Your Guide To Getting Strong And Sexy

    JC Deen
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Next Tuesday we’re releasing this program with a full year’s worth of training, complete dietary guides, and a whole section on mindset and motivation. Make sure you get on the waiting list if you want to know more about it . – What Is Hot Bod? It’s a full 365 day diet, exercise, and result-focused […]
  • Getting Your Mind Right: Why Hot Bod for Women Is About Process, Not Outcomes

    JC Deen
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:48 pm
    This is part 3 of a 3-part series. Make sure you read part 1, and part 2 if you missed it before reading onward. By the way, in a few days we’re releasing a women’s only program with a full year’s worth of training, complete dietary guides, and a whole section on mindset and motivation. […]
  • Aesthetic-Based Nutrition For Women: 3 Common Progress-Tracking Pitfalls

    JC Deen
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    – This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Make sure you read part 1 if you missed it before reading onward. By the way, next week we’re releasing a women’s only program with a full year’s worth of training, complete dietary guides, and a whole section on mindset and motivation. Make sure you get […]
  • Aesthetic-Based Training For Women: Progressive Resistance + Intensity Is What Matters Most

    JC Deen
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is part 1 of a 3-part series that will be unraveling over the next week. In part 1, we’re covering resistance training. I’ll cover why it’s the fundamental key to changing your shape in the quickest manner possible and why I feel it’s superior to any other form of exercise. In part 2, I’ll […]
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    Turbulence Training

  • Squat Summer Day

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:27 am
    What a day. I've been very lucky this summer. Since arriving home from all my travels in early July, the weather has been near perfect every day out here on the farm and in the big city of Toronto. Today is hot and sunny. Probably too hot and sunny for ol' Bally and his permanent sweater, but it made for a great walk at sunrise today. After an early breakfast, I got down to the local YMCA for
  • Want to be a part of the Turbulence Training team?

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you want one of the secrets to success in life, a tip that will help you lose weight, drop bad habits, and change your life, here it is: Surround yourself with people who are better than you…they will bring out the best in you. Who you associate with is more important than you could ever imagine. Do not accept anything less than the best – otherwise you are cheating
  • Sunday Upper Body Crusher

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> Once again I got lazy. Barbell lazy. My training program called for a bench press workout at the YMCA, but sometimes I just don't feel like leaving home, biking down to the YMCA, paying my $10, dealing with the front desk people, going up to the gym, and watching all the suckers on the
  • Changing the deadlift and your attitude

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    Yesterday was a frustrating deadlift workout. I hit some personal bests outside of my main deadlift numbers, but the main lift struggled. That said, I am experimenting with a different form based on this article:- workout:1A) Hang Clean1B) Mobility2A) Deadlift2B) Snatch + OH Squat3A) Olympic Squat3B) Leg CurlI have one more
  • Vince's abs and wedding photo

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:20 am
    Guess what the "Holy Grail" of fitness is...   Yep, you guessed it right. It's ABS. Today I want to introduce you to one of the greatest guys and fitness colleagues I have known since 2007, and wait til you see a picture of his legendary wedding below...   WBFF Pro Fitness Model Vince Del Monte, the ABS master of sculpting, chiseling, and flattening
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  • HOT BOD Is Here

    JC Deen
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today is the day, and HOT BOD – Your Guide To Getting Strong And Sexy is here. (it’s on sale until next Tuesday, so get your copy today) As I mentioned recently, I’ve been working on this program for a while. It’s finally here. I want to tell you why it’s different, and what’s included. […]
  • HOT BOD: Your Guide To Getting Strong And Sexy

    JC Deen
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Next Tuesday we’re releasing this program with a full year’s worth of training, complete dietary guides, and a whole section on mindset and motivation. Make sure you get on the waiting list if you want to know more about it . – What Is Hot Bod? It’s a full 365 day diet, exercise, and result-focused […]
  • Getting Your Mind Right: Why Hot Bod for Women Is About Process, Not Outcomes

    JC Deen
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:48 pm
    This is part 3 of a 3-part series. Make sure you read part 1, and part 2 if you missed it before reading onward. By the way, in a few days we’re releasing a women’s only program with a full year’s worth of training, complete dietary guides, and a whole section on mindset and motivation. […]
  • Aesthetic-Based Nutrition For Women: 3 Common Progress-Tracking Pitfalls

    JC Deen
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:27 pm
    – This is part 2 of a 3-part series. Make sure you read part 1 if you missed it before reading onward. By the way, next week we’re releasing a women’s only program with a full year’s worth of training, complete dietary guides, and a whole section on mindset and motivation. Make sure you get […]
  • Aesthetic-Based Training For Women: Progressive Resistance + Intensity Is What Matters Most

    JC Deen
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    This is part 1 of a 3-part series that will be unraveling over the next week. In part 1, we’re covering resistance training. I’ll cover why it’s the fundamental key to changing your shape in the quickest manner possible and why I feel it’s superior to any other form of exercise. In part 2, I’ll […]
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Dear Woman At Publix, I Workout & Eat Healthy Because Of You (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dear Joy, We’ve never officially met, but I overheard the lady in front of me make a comment about your name. In fact, I’m remember her exact comment… “With a name like Joy, you should naturally be a little happier!” Her comment wasn’t intended to be rude, though typing it and reading it out loud, it seems that way. I think even the lady felt it was a bit harsh once the words came out as she followed it up with a polite chuckle and an, “I understand, we all have those days.” And we do. However, your response was what prompted me to address this letter to you. You confided in…
  • Naked Truth: What It Feels Like To Be The Gainer In A Relationship (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s been awhile since we got all personal up in here, I think we’re overdue for a heart to heart. Last week, a friend and I were having “girl talk” and she confided in me that her man had put on 20 pounds over the past few months. When I asked how, she gave two main reasons… → It was because he was cooking dinner at night but eating two servings. He would eat when he was hungry and then because he didn’t want her eating alone, would eat again when she got home from work. → On top of heavy meals, alcohol was also playing a role. After a steamy day at work, he walks into…
  • Friendly Friday: Peanut Butter Latte Protein Shake & More! (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’m loving the fact that it’s Friday! This evening we’re hosting a Happy Hour Workout… aka, a workout followed by smoothie bar. I love holding fun events like this and feel so lucky to be able to hang out with clients/friends. We’ve held traditional happy hours before but since so many of us are participating in the 6-week challenge, I decided it wouldn’t be wise to workout and then sip wine. Let’s stick to the challenge. One shake I’m loving lately and will be sharing tonight? This Peanut Butter Latte Protein Shake! I used to teach Friday morning classes at a different…
  • ‘Frozen’ 10 Minute Kettlebell Workout (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I wish that Kettlebell Thursday had a better ring to it. That’s exactly what today is! And do I have a great workout for you all. I am really excited to share because I love holds! When I was at RKC training in May, Phil had us to so many of these things and it was during that time that I realized how kickass holding a weight can be. What am I talking about? Well, let’s just get straight into this workout so you can see what I’m talking about. And no, it has nothing to do with the Frozen movie. Perhaps one day I’ll do themed workouts to Disney movies, but today isn’t that day…
  • 9 Lessons Swinging Kettlebells Have Taught Me (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is not one of those post where I go on and on about how great kettlebells are by listing out their benefits. If you want that, click here. Instead, I want to focus on the actual lessons and changes to fitness that almost 2 years of kettlebells have taught me. Why? Because I feel like so many people have access to these amazing tools but are either too nervous to try them or… Well, too nervous to try them pretty much sums it up. I was one of them. A couple of years ago, Dan marched me into a Dick’s Sporting Goods. Had me close my eyes as we walked into the weights. Turned me around…
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    James Clear

  • The Repeated Bout Effect: If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change

    James Clear
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:02 pm
    If you have ever taken a few weeks off from exercise and then completed a strenuous workout, you may know what I’m about to say. That first workout back from a long break can be tough, but it’s usually the soreness that follows a few days later that is really brutal. For example, if you do a squat workout after a few weeks off, it can hurt to simply sit in a chair or climb the stairs later that week. 1 One of the quickest ways to resolve this soreness is very counterintuitive: Squat again. If I’m feeling sore a few days after a squat workout, then doing some light reps is…
  • Olympic Medalist Dick Fosbury and the Surprising Power of Being Unconventional

    James Clear
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Dick Fosbury took a moment to meditate as 80,000 people looked down at him from their seats in Mexico City’s Olympic stadium. The fans at the 1968 Olympic Games didn’t know it at the time, but they were about to witness not only the setting of an Olympic record, but the complete revolution of a sport. Just three or four years earlier, nobody in the world of athletics had even heard the name Dick Fosbury. As a long and lean teenager from Oregon, Fosbury was just another kid interested in track and field. He wanted to compete in the high jump, but he had failed to clear the height…
  • Habit Creep: The Proven, Reasonable and Totally Unsexy Way to Become More Successful

    James Clear
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:41 pm
    There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer things as our income rises. For example, say that you receive a promotion at work and suddenly you have $10,000 more of income each year. Rather than save the extra money and continue living as normal, you’re more likely to upgrade to a bigger TV or stay at better hotels or buy designer clothes. Your normal lifestyle will creep up slowly and goods that were once seen as a luxury will gradually become a necessity. What was once out…
  • Warren Buffett’s “20 Slot” Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results

    James Clear
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Charlie Munger settled into his seat in front of the crowd at the University of Southern California. It was 1994 and Munger had spent the last 20 years working alongside Warren Buffett as the two men grew Berkshire Hathaway into a billion-dollar corporation. Today, Munger was delivering a talk to the USC Business School entitled, “A Lesson on Elementary Worldly Wisdom.” 1 About halfway through his presentation, hidden among many fantastic lessons, Munger discussed a strategy that Warren Buffett had used with great success throughout his career. Here it is: When Warren lectures at…
  • Be More Productive: The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

    James Clear
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:05 am
    Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of non-fiction, 12 short stories, 2 plays, and an assortment of articles and letters. Trollope achieved his incredible productivity by writing in 15-minute intervals for three hours per day. His strategy is explained in Mason Currey’s book, Daily Rituals (audiobook): “It had at this time become my custom,—and is still my custom, though of late I have become a little lenient of myself—to write with my watch before me, and to require of myself…
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    Hardcore Training Solutions

  • Does Sugar Cause Depression? Let’s Look At The Facts

    6 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    To most people, it’s general knowledge that eating anything sugary makes you feel good. A spike in blood sugar gives you an instant pep, and can really lift you up when you’re feeling down. That’s why cookies, cakes and ice cream are known as “comfort foods” — since they bring joy to those who are feeling […] The post Does Sugar Cause Depression? Let’s Look At The Facts appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • The PreWorkout Show Ep4: How To Generate Motivational Momentum

    14 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Click Here to download mp3 Click Here to tweet about this Episode In today’s episode, I flip the entire concept of motivation on its head. See, most people think that motivation comes before the fact. This is why they seek to gain inspiration from sources such as quotes, posters, videos, songs and podcasts such as […] The post The PreWorkout Show Ep4: How To Generate Motivational Momentum appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • 10 Laws Of Fitness, Fat Loss And Strength

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The fitness industry gives me a conflicting feeling; on one hand, I’m constantly amazed at how much knowledge we’ve accumulated as a species over the years when it comes to strength, weight loss, hypertrophy etc. But then at other times, I’ll be listening to a specialist give a speech on something like muscle imbalances and […] The post 10 Laws Of Fitness, Fat Loss And Strength appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Miriam’s Story: How My Client Dropped 20lbs and Became One Of The Strongest Women In Canada

    21 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    When you’ve done a particular sport your entire life, your identity naturally becomes intertwined with it. Take Tiger Woods – his name will always be tied to golf. Or how about Michael Jordan? Known as the greatest basketball player ever (I also think think he should be remembered as a successful businessman. The Air Jordan brand was […] The post Miriam’s Story: How My Client Dropped 20lbs and Became One Of The Strongest Women In Canada appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • 3 Reasons Why An Unregulated Supplement Industry Is A Good Thing

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    My journey with supplements has been one helluva ride; around ten years ago, I was in my noob stage where I bought into everything. If it was the latest and greatest, then I wanted it. I wasn’t a hard sell either; all that was needed to convince me was some shiny packaging with an arbitrary graph showing how the product […] The post 3 Reasons Why An Unregulated Supplement Industry Is A Good Thing appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
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  • Dangers of a Leaky Gut

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    Leaky gut syndrome (technically known as intestinal hyperpermeability) is a condition characterised by gaps opening up in the intestinal wall that allows far too many substances into the bloodstream. Normally, the intestinal walls forms a semi-permeable barrier, only allowing properly digested nutrients into the bloodstream.
  • Chronic Inflammation and Weight Gain

    16 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    The relationship between chronic inflammation and weight gain is now re-inforced by a growing body of research, whereby a high degree of inflammation in the body results in weight gain. Therefore, finding ways to reduce inflammation should assist your weight loss efforts.
  • Do You Have Leptin Resistance?

    13 Jul 2015 | 12:07 am
    Leptin resistance appears to be a major problem for people who are overweight and have a lot of trouble losing weight. In this article we will cover what leptin is as well as what is leptin resistance and how you can improve your leptin sensitivity.
  • Desperate To Lose Weight Quickly

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

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

  • Greek Yogurt Parfait

    Jessica Wilson
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Greek Yogurt Parfait  Healthy & Delicious Happy & Healthy Fourth of July! Breakfast? Dessert? Snack? Yes! Yes! and YES! Stay on track with your goals and keep it healthy by serving up these delicious and nutritious parfaits at your next cookout! Ingredients: 1 cup Total 2% Fage Greek Yogurt 1/4 cup Blueberries 1/4 cup Strawberries 16 halves Walnuts 24 raw Almonds Directions: Place walnuts and almonds in a bag and crush the nuts. Layer 1: crushed nuts, greek yogurt, blueberries and strawberries. Repeat for second layer. FINALLY…a healthy dessert, snack, and breakfast all in one!
  • Low Sugar Three Bean Salad

    Jessica Wilson
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Three Bean Salad with Feta | Typically the three bean salad comes with a sugary dressing that makes it a lot less healthy. Reduce the sugar (and your waistline) while maintaining the great taste of the three bean salad! Three Bean Salad photo from Nutritional Info: √ Fat = 17g √ Carbs = 32.8g / Sugars = 3g √ Protein = 11.6g Nutritional Info according to recipe on Why We Love It: √ Reduce the sugar = reduce the waistline √ Feta Cheese is high in calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B12. Black Beans + Kidney Beans + Northern Beans =…
  • Switch The Dish

    Jessica Wilson
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Cauliflower Potato Salad | Put a new twist on the traditional unhealthy potato salad by substituting cauliflower! Cauliflower Potato Salad photo from Nutritional Info: √ Fat = 13.5g √ Carbs = 10g ⁄ Sugar 5g √ Protein = 11g Nutritional Info according to the recipe from Why We Love It: By making the switch from heavy / starchy potato to light & fresh cauliflower: (1) Creates an excellent balance of carb to protein ratio (2) Cauliflower is loaded with nutrients & antioxidants (3) Keeps your meal light, fresh & healthy! Click Here…
  • Holiday Fitness Challenge

    Jessica Wilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Yes! Now say that every day through the holiday season! Wilson Fitness is committed to helping you stay FIT this holiday season. We realize it can be difficult with all the social events that take place this time of year, but health and fitness should not take a back seat during the holidays. So we want to create a challenge that will help keep you motivated, stay on track with your workouts, and encourage you to make that commitment to stay FIT this holiday season! We have 2 challenges for YOU to help you stay on track! First Challenge “Stand Out & Show Up”: Starting…
  • Name That Trainer

    Jessica Wilson
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    Name That Trainer! We’ve had so much fun playing “Name That Trainer” the past month!  Round 2 proved to be the hardest of all rounds with only one correct answer to “This person was in the Honor Society & won a best friends contest in high school”. Now to reveal the 1st & 2nd place winners along with the answers to the riddles. Drum rolls please…… First Place with 7 correct answers: Mat & Bri Second Place with 6 correct answers: Robin V. Answers Revealed: Terri Peaslee Can do the Chinese Spilts & is currently working on perfecting the…
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    Easy Fat loss

  • Forget 8 minute abs

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:26 am
    Do you think that doing more sit-ups or crunches you wake up one day and have this amazing six pack? Well, I am here to tell you that no matter how many time you watch (and do) 8 minute abs it not going to happen if you have a ring of fat around your waist. In my particular case I had not one but two spare tires around my waist and a double chin! I talked to a friend who is a personal trainer and asked how many crunched I need to do every day to get abs. I felt like such a dummy when I he told me crunches do build abdominals, but won’t burn enough fat from around my waist as long as my…
  • Have you tried fat burners?

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:15 am
    Do you really want to get those abs looking sharp? Have you tried a fat burner? So you may be wondering what a fat burner is? Well, a fat burner  is a “thermogeinc.” Ok, so… a thermogenic is something that creates heat. Fat burners actually raise you body temperature just a little which help with speeding up your metabolic rate. When you body’s metabolic rate is moving faster you burn more calories and therefore it help you burn fat faster. That is going to lead getting those abs looking tight! I have used several different fat burners to help get abs back in shape before beach…
  • How to get a solid 6 pack of abs

    4 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    When it come to getting a solid 6 pack of tight abs no matter how many sit ups or crunches you do is going to get you there, PERIOD! It’s all in the diet. That’s right…the diet. Can you really expect to have a hard body while still slugging down pizza and cheeseburgers? Ok, I got the bad news out of the way…So you might be wondering where to start? If you have a big ole gut you need to start with exercise and diet. If you are close then all you need to do is focus on what goes in to your body a little closer. For those of you who are in the first group (the diet and exercise group)…
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  • Launches Regional Advertising Campaign

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am, the fast growing Healthcare Provider/Patient search engine, launched its first TV advertising campaign today on Bright House Networks. The 30-second TV spot is expected to reach an audience of well over one million viewers in the greater Tampa Bay area as the company is introducing its growing website to its first major market. “We are very excited to have reached this very significant milestone!” said Marc Grossman MD, chief executive officer of “Our commercials on Bright House Networks in Tampa Bay is just the beginning of what will become a…
  • New Online Clinical Trials Guide Showcases Benefits for Cancer Patients

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Washington, DC – At a time when fewer than 5 percent of adults with cancer enroll in a clinical trial, an initiative called Project Innovation unveiled the Clinical Trials Resource Guide, a comprehensive web-based aide that explains why taking part in a clinical study is a way for patients to receive either the best treatment currently known for their cancer from the leading experts in the field, or to be treated with a promising, new therapy not available yet to all patients. Project Innovation is a campaign to elevate cancer innovation as a national priority. Because lack of awareness…
  • Attorney William Miceli has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating – the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    William Miceli, a lawyer based in ChicagoIL whose primary area of practice is Affordable Housing, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® Chicago, IL (PR Newswire) July 27, 2015 – Martindale-Hubbell® has confirmed that attorney William Miceli still maintains the AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, even after first achieving this rating in 2013. For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own…
  • Dr. Carlos Ayala Wins Prestigious Vitals Patients’ Choice Award

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    Seventh Annual Vitals Patients. Choice Award Recognizes Dr. Carlos Ayala for Outstanding Care Based on Patient Feedback Mcallen, TX — July 24, 2015 — Vitals, a leader in providing online transparency tools and data that help consumers find top doctors and make informed decisions about their medical care, is pleased to announce that Dr. Carlos Ayala has been honored with the prestigious 2014 Vitals Patients. Choice Award. The Award, now in its seventh year, is a widely recognized distinction bestowed on doctors by the people they care for — their patients. Each year,…
  • MIS® Implants Technologies and NBMolecules® conclude a License and Supply Agreement for use of the novel technology SurfLink® for treatment of MIS dental implants

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    The unique bio-mimicking traits and the cost-effectiveness of the SurfLink® surface treatment are clear differentiators from all competing solutions. BAR LEV (IL) and GLAND (CH) July 27, 2015 – MIS Implants Technologies Ltd and Nano Bridging Molecules SA announced today they have concluded a License and Supply Agreement for the advanced surface treatment technology SurfLink®, manufactured by NBMolecules®. “We are very proud of this commercial agreement with MIS, which will allow patients to benefit from the unique combination of a leading quality dental implant and a…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • When You Didn’t Plan on Your Plans Being Unplanned #SwitchersRemorse

    19 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Where are my plans? I know they must be out here somewhere? Photo credit: Mike Waltze When I was invited to share about a #SwitchersRemorse life experience for Verizon, I thought,  “I have enough material for about 20 blog posts.” I decided to choose this particular experience because I’m actually suffering from switcher’s remorse right at this very moment. I’ve always had an aversion to planning things too far in advance. I like to keep the door open when it comes to opportunity. I’m not suggesting this is a great character trait — only that…
  • Meditate, Release, Repeat – #MyYoga

    13 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
    **Disclosure: GaiamTV sponsored post** As the days pass, I find myself reflecting on the value of time. In the past, I was always hurrying things up — bored and impatient. But as I reflect on my own personal hourglass, I’m conscious of the fact I have more sand in the bottom, and less left on top. I’m far from being an expert on meditating. I confess slowing down is a challenge for me. But when I overcome my need for speeding ahead, I find myself more joyful and fulfilled. It’s in the pause I’m able to push away the clutter and see what I couldn’t see…
  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled

    14 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    Photo taken on my favorite walk. Action expresses priorities. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Lately, I’ve been thinking about this quote a lot. It seems simple enough, right? You just do what you’ve set as a priority. Oh, if it were only that easy. This quote is a great reminder, but also overly simplistic. It’s like saying “Just pay your bills,” or “Just go to work,” or “Just stop eating crap.” Unfortunately, the hard things in life aren’t always as simple as a quote. What things might those be? Things like… -relationships -finances…
  • Mind Fitness: How I Find Peace and Balance Every Day

    7 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    Have a thankful heart. Everyday when I wake up, I’m aware that waking up in itself is a gift. I often took this fact for granted in years past, but losing both my parents to cancer within two years rocked my world and shifted my perspective. We aren’t promised each day, so each day I’m given I now see as something valuable that can’t go to waste. Looking at life through a lens of gratitude has helped me start each day with focus and joy, which is the foundation of mind fitness. Pursue a passion. I have a love and passion for all things nature, more recently horses.
  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Luna’s favorite spot for drink after we ride. **Disclosure: My Yoga and this post is sponsored by the GaiamTV “One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.” ― Dale Carnegie Recently, a friend and I were discussing age and mirrors. If you’re over 25 you might relate to this. We discussed how stopping and glancing in the mirror often makes you feel like crap, or even shocked. Why? This has nothing to do with loving ourselves, or self-acceptance, or self-loathing. This is about feeling the same as we did when…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • Going Beyond The Physical Results of Becoming Fit

    Kate Galliett
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You’re the entrepreneur of your body. An entrepreneur develops a business plan, acquires the required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure. That’s you, regarding your body. You decide what you want your body to do. Do a triathlon. Live pain-free. Become a swimmer. Do a handstand. You figure out what you need to assist you in getting there: start sleeping more so you’re refreshed and ready for action, hire a coach, join a gym, start doing daily mobility work, etc. Then you head towards your goal. Sure, there will be hurdles. There always are. But when it’s all…
  • Dissolving Pain: A Book Report

    Kate Galliett
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    I recently finished reading the book, Dissolving Pain, by Les Phemi PhD, and Jim Robbin. I don’t have chronic physical pain, but I loved this book and how it helped a variety of areas of my life. So I’m sharing my book report with you recapping the key concepts of the book and my takeaways on it! After reading Dissolving Pain, I feel as though I have now come to a whole new level of understanding of how my brain, mind, and subconscious all work. Especially since I’ve been getting my mind blown with the field of pain science these days, this book brought a few more interesting ideas to…
  • Podcast: Lift Like A Girl – From the Inside Out

    Kate Galliett
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:07 am
    Taking risks, facing fear, and trying new things is an important part of life. After all, Lifting Like a Girl starts from the inside out. Be sure to listen to this incredible episode with the wonderful Kate Galliett of Fit for Real Life. Listen HERE Have You Seen My Most Popular Webinar, Yet? UBW001: The "One Ounce Less" Principle Discover why focused attention on foundational strength takes you farther, faster. Find out more about The One Ounce Less Principle here. The post Podcast: Lift Like A Girl – From the Inside Out appeared first on Fit For Real Life.
  • When Foot Pain Isn’t Plantar Fasciitis

    Alina Paredes
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Pain on the bottom of your foot isn’t always plantar fasciitis. The foot and ankle contains more than one hundred muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The fascia that takes the blame for so much of the pain that develops on the bottom of the foot is just one in that group of one hundred plus. Not knowing what other soft tissue could be hijacking your foot function can be a real problem. It can keep you from solving your pain issue, and can keep you from really maximizing your movement potential. It’s usually impossible to make “if x then y” absolute statements regarding fitness and…
  • How To Avoid Body Breakdowns When Traveling

    Kate Galliett
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Wheels down in Salt Lake City. The “I’m here! It’s road trip time!” text was sent and I was scooped from the airport, the adventure just unfolding. We stopped at my apartment so I could swap the contents of my backpack for things more suited to the Mars-like lands of Moab, Utah – our destination for the week. Once the car was loaded it was time to hit the road for the four hour drive south for a few epic days of camping and hiking. Even when it’s full of excitement, travel is notorious for being rough on the body. But with a bit of action-taking, and by employing a few…
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Are You An Abstainer Or A Moderator?

    Pamela Hernandez
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Are you an abstainer or a moderator? I enjoyed the discussion of these terms in Gretchin Rubin’s Better Than Before but they were not new to me. I have always identified as a moderator. When Santa leaves a bar of dark chocolate in my stocking I have no problem doling out one square at a time for a tea time treat. Since the very beginning of my journey I have practiced the 80/20 rule and have encouraged others to do the same. What I started to realize when I became a personal trainer and health coach is not everyone is like me. To abstainers a chocolate bar lurking the cabinet is like a…
  • Your Quick Guide to Farmers Market Etiquette

    Pamela Hernandez
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    You have no idea how excited I was to get back to the farmers market after I returned from my Birthday Trip to China. For two Saturdays before we left I didn’t go because we were too focused on clearing out the fridge. We arrived back late on the 4th of July, so it was the next Saturday before I could resupply at Farmers Market of the Ozarks. What I was not excited about was going to the market at 10:45 in the morning. For one, the best stuff is long gone by then. The peaches that were left were a little bruised and battered. The what should have been plentiful supply of zucchini was…
  • Why I Decided To Join The Ultimate Oxygen Challenge

    Pamela Hernandez
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Sometimes the trainer needs a trainer. I can get complacent just like anyone else. I get busy with the day to day of running a business. I put a lot of time and effort into prepping workouts for client so sometimes I am a little uninspired when it’s time to work on my own program. I still workout on schedule, that commitment never wanes, but sometimes I stay with the same routine WAAAY longer than I should. Sometimes I pick and choose the exercises based on my own likes, not on what I really need to work on. (Notice there haven’t been any burpees on Instagram for a while,) Sometimes the…
  • A Better Choice – Beer or Cocktail Ep 127

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question which is a better choice, a mixed cocktail or beer? In this video: Alcohol is not helpful on a fitness journey. If you are going to indulge which is a BETTER choice. The post A Better Choice – Beer or Cocktail Ep 127 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • When Habits Hold Us Back

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Our habits are what make us or break us. I rely on my habits to keep me moving forward when my motivation wanes. Habits have served me well over my fitness journey… except when I become a slave to them. This isn’t a new realization. It first came to me many years ago when we took our first “big trip” to Paris. We rented an adorable apartment in the 8th arrondissement that came stocked with a tea and brioche. Every morning I recreated my morning routine of email over breakfast. I checked Twitter and posted to Facebook. Every evening I had an urge to be back before my usual bedtime of…
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    Living Smart Girl

  • We Dare YOU To Live Healthier with #UnitedHealthCare

    Sheila Thomas
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:28 am
    Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl brings you this sponsored post on behalf of UnitedHealthCare. All opinions expressed are 100% that of Living Smart Girl. Today was gorgeous with a clear blue sky and plenty of sunshine. I took a few minutes to sit outside, simply for the purpose of soaking in some all natural Vitamin D. While I’m ok with a healthy glow, I always make sure to use plenty of sunscreen with prolonged sun exposure. It’s right up there with drinking water and washing my face at night as easy steps I take to ensure my skin is looking its best. They are also small steps I can take…
  • Rock Fest Vacation Fun

    Sheila Thomas
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Another Rock Fest has come and gone.  Hard to believe we have been going for 11 years now.  Great friends, fun times, food, music and more.  See all the smiling faces ~  Was so excited this year to have my son and his girlfriend join us.  We paid for a portion of their one day ticket so they could see Hinder, Adelitas Way and Breaking Benjamin.  We also gave them our pit passes for Breaking Benjamin.. and they were so excited.   That is one of my son’s favorite bands currently. Rock Fest 2015 was fun, and you can read more about our vacation at That Traveling Chick. The post…
  • Get Smart with HP Instant Ink and #NeverRunOut

    Sheila Thomas
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl has received compensation for collaboration with HP. All opinions expressed are 100% that of Living Smart Girl’s.   #NeverRunOut  @HP Being self-employed is such a great accomplishment, and feeling.  But it also can be a huge headache at times.  There are so many things one has to think about in running a successful home based business.  Things that as an employee for another business/company, you never have to worry about.  There are many things that would never cross one’s mind if you are working for someone else.  Things like supply…
  • Party Fun with Pudding Shots

    Sheila Thomas
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    It’s that time of year again, when I am packing like a crazy woman trying to get ready for our main summer vacation.   Rock Fest 2015 here we come.  I look forward to this 5 days all year long.  This year, I decided to have a little extra fun and make some pudding shots, and jello shots.   I have made jello shots before, but never even heard of pudding shots till last year at Rock Fest, let alone make them.  They are so easy, and dang… so good!!   I tried my hand at a couple of my own recipes.   Check them out, and make them yourself.  Let me know your thoughts. Root…
  • Online Games for the Ladies

    Sheila Thomas
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    For quite some time now, women have had their voice and power in business, politics academics, and more. And now in the online gaming world they are emerging as well. Casino games have for many years been traditionally associated with men and game developers have also targeted the male audience. However, since a few years the online casino industry has started to take note of the increasing popularity of their games amongst the fairer sex, and thus most of the top game providers have started to develop casino games that target more female audience. If you have recently been playing at a…
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Supine Core Progressions

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    My latest article on discusses supine core progressions and building a strong core from the ground up.
  • Cyclists and Strength Training

    3 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Here’s a quick post from TotalCyclist about strength training for cyclists and how it’s even helping a veteran of the sport like Chad (owner of TotalCyclist).
  • Core Exercise Progression (Prone)

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    In my latest post on I discuss finding the appropriate level of core exercise for you with a simple assessment.
  • Pull-ups are Possible!

    4 Jun 2015 | 7:44 am
    My latest article post on talks about the progressions to doing your first pull-up. This article has just blown up in popularity with well over 1,000 views in less than 24-hours of being published. Guess a lot of people need help with their pull-up ability. Check it out to get started to achieving your […]
  • Strengthening the Catch

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Learn specific exercises for developing more speed in the water in my latest article on
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    Kris M Beal

  • ingredients of a good day

    25 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
      I’ve renewed – yet again – my commitment for more fresh air, so I’m sitting on the deck under my gorgeous oak tree. It’s lovely! It seems that when I’m feeling cranky or drained at the end of the day, I’m usually missing one of my key ingredients for contentment – and fresh air is one of them. So here I am. Sitting outside. On purpose. Practicing. Again. I’m reminded that I rarely put all the pieces perfectly in place at one time. Some days I do great on fueling myself, but I neglect moving my body. Other days, I drink enough water,…
  • My Stories Aren’t True

    10 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    I tell myself stories. I tell you stories. My stories have become the automatic narrative. So much so, that I don’t question them any more. Over time, my stories became my truth. But are my stories really true? It’s a simple yet powerful question. When I get honest, I realize that many times the answer is no. Many of my stories are not true. Here’s my story about who I am. Story: I’m not athletic – my body fails me. I couldn’t summit the mountain. I failed the president’s physical fitness test. I can’t run a mile. Truth: That was then.  Now,…
  • Unexpected Lessons From a Yoga Retreat | It’s NOT About Being Bendy

    8 Jun 2015 | 6:39 pm
    My First Assisted Headstand From My First Yoga Retreat I get lots of questions about my love of yoga. After all, it’s been two years when I embarked on my first retreat. Since that fateful trip, I’ve completed multiple teacher trainings, immersions, committed to a daily home practice, and am blessed to share the practice. Believe me – this is all quite unexpected! Here’s how it all began…. A friend of a friend of a friend posted something about a Costa Rica Yoga Retreat, and I blindly clicked “like” on the Facebook page. Why not? No harm in clicking,…
  • take heart!

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    We all have someone or something in our life that causes us, uh, angst. I’m in the middle of a challenging chapter with HIM. Bless Him. Change Me. The truth is always simple. Inhale — Bless Him. Exhale —  Change Me. Repeat. Over. And. Over. This mantra brought immediate calm with a glimmer of hope. I integrated this mantra in my yoga practice, repeating with every inhale and exhale. The sense of peace and acceptance warmed me like a sip of steaming tea on a brisk winter morning. Of course we can substitute the object with any him, her, it, them, thing that is the the object of…
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    Belly Fat Loser

  • How to Talk to Kids About Their Weight

    19 Jul 2015 | 6:30 pm
    How to Talk to Kids About Their Weight No Easy Task There is a childhood obesity problem in the United States. All the lab coat types tell us what we’re already seeing with our own eyes. Crappy food and hours of video game play do not a skinny Johnny make. There are many issues conspiring […] The post How to Talk to Kids About Their Weight appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • 6 Steps to 6-Pack

    8 Jul 2015 | 7:20 pm
    6 Steps to a 6 Pack   Okay, so you’re looking for a 6-pack. Who the hell isn’t? No, really! The irony is….. many people already have one; yeah, look down, you may be one of them. Can’t see it? No matter, you may still have a 6-pack like a Greek God , NFL DB, Olympic […] The post 6 Steps to 6-Pack appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • Diet Plans That Work for Weight Loss – Why Some Do, Others Don’t, and How to Fix It

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:44 am
    Diet Plans That Work for Weight Loss Why Some Do, Others Don’t, and How to Fix It There are hundreds of diet plans for weight loss floating around these days. You’ll find many that simply contradict each other; low fat, low carb, high fat, eat junk food on Sundays, every other day diets, and so […] The post Diet Plans That Work for Weight Loss – Why Some Do, Others Don’t, and How to Fix It appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • Bench Press Technique Mistakes That Kill Development… and Your Back

    17 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Bench Press Technique Mistakes They’ll Kill Development… and Your Back Wanna see some funny shit? Head down to your local gym and check out bench press techniques. It’s not just that bench press technique mistakes you look damn silly; they hamstring development, and can make one of the best upper body power and development movements into an […] The post Bench Press Technique Mistakes That Kill Development… and Your Back appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • Is Adiponectin The Best Belly Fat Burning Hormone?

    2 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Is Adiponectin The Best Belly Fat Burning Hormone?   Is adiponectin the best fat burning hormone? There is research to back up the hormone’s fat burning efficacy, and insulin effects, but the best? “In contrast to leptin, a related hormone, adiponectin can cause weight loss by raising metabolic rate while not affecting appetite.” – University […] The post Is Adiponectin The Best Belly Fat Burning Hormone? appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
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    Ride, Run, Work Out | Fitness - Orlando Sentinel

  • Kids not vaccinated? Orange offers shots at community events

    Liam Miller
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:36 pm
    For the 2015-16 school year, the Florida Department of Health and Orange County Public Schools are offering community events where parents can have kids vaccinated and get their certified DH 680 immunization form, which is required for school entry and provided free once vaccinations are received. 
  • Heat and humidity don't stop Sunday morning runners

    Steven Lemongello
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Sure, it's one thing to slip on the running shoes and take to the streets on a cool Florida winter morning. But then comes July.
  • Get light exercise, hipster cred at Orlando Shuffle

    Liam Miller
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Am I a senior citizen at last? Recently a friend talked my husband and me into hitting the shuffleboard courts for my first time ever.
  • Wildlife, wildflowers abound on Tibet-Butler Preserve hike

    Liam Miller
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Folks in the Disney area who want a dose of nature can try nearby Tibet-Butler Preserve for free. Land for the 440-acre park along Lake Tibet-Butler was bought in 1989 by the South Florida Water Management District to preserve the watershed near the lake. The park has 4 miles of unpaved trails...
  • Wildflowers, wildlife abound on Tibet-Butler Preserve hike

    20 Jul 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Folks in the Disney area who want a dose of nature can try nearby Tibet-Butler Preserve. Land for the 440-acre park along Lake Tibet-Butler was bought in 1989 by the South Florida Water Management District to preserve the watershed near the lake. The park has 4 miles of unpaved trails through varied...
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    "Get Up and Get Moving"

  • I have diabetes but it does not have me!!

    25 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Today I was talking to someone newly diagnosed with diabetes. She was down and discouraged. I told her She’s got to stay on top of the disease and not let it get the best of her. By the end of our conversation she had hope in her voice and felt #optimistic#livingwithdiabetes
  • Know the Difference!!

    13 Jun 2015 | 12:47 pm
    We all need to know the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger.  There really is a big difference and if we learn the cues of how to not give in to the emotional hunger we can be healthier and happier.  Emotional hunger is when we eat to not have to feel hurt feelings or deal with stress.  When your  craving sugar or bad carbohydrates you should start to evaluate your feelings and journal them so you don’t eat and numb those feelings. I have many journals and have found when I write my feelings on to paper I release stress and don’t need to turn to food to…
  • My Favorite Snack

    18 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    My boy’s are so sweet!! For my birthday the bought me a bag of Costco Salt and Pepper Pistachio nuts!! Seriously if you have not tried these DO!!!  Such a great treat!!  I love these as a snack on the run or instead of popcorn during movie night I opt for these as my snack!    Happy Monday!!    
  • The importance of having a support team!

    28 Apr 2015 | 3:23 pm
    #type2diabetes , #livingwithdiabetes
  • Living with Type II Diabetes

    14 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Are You An Abstainer Or A Moderator?

    Pamela Hernandez
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Are you an abstainer or a moderator? I enjoyed the discussion of these terms in Gretchin Rubin’s Better Than Before but they were not new to me. I have always identified as a moderator. When Santa leaves a bar of dark chocolate in my stocking I have no problem doling out one square at a time for a tea time treat. Since the very beginning of my journey I have practiced the 80/20 rule and have encouraged others to do the same. What I started to realize when I became a personal trainer and health coach is not everyone is like me. To abstainers a chocolate bar lurking the cabinet is like a…
  • Your Quick Guide to Farmers Market Etiquette

    Pamela Hernandez
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    You have no idea how excited I was to get back to the farmers market after I returned from my Birthday Trip to China. For two Saturdays before we left I didn’t go because we were too focused on clearing out the fridge. We arrived back late on the 4th of July, so it was the next Saturday before I could resupply at Farmers Market of the Ozarks. What I was not excited about was going to the market at 10:45 in the morning. For one, the best stuff is long gone by then. The peaches that were left were a little bruised and battered. The what should have been plentiful supply of zucchini was…
  • Why I Decided To Join The Ultimate Oxygen Challenge

    Pamela Hernandez
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Sometimes the trainer needs a trainer. I can get complacent just like anyone else. I get busy with the day to day of running a business. I put a lot of time and effort into prepping workouts for client so sometimes I am a little uninspired when it’s time to work on my own program. I still workout on schedule, that commitment never wanes, but sometimes I stay with the same routine WAAAY longer than I should. Sometimes I pick and choose the exercises based on my own likes, not on what I really need to work on. (Notice there haven’t been any burpees on Instagram for a while,) Sometimes the…
  • A Better Choice – Beer or Cocktail Ep 127

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question which is a better choice, a mixed cocktail or beer? In this video: Alcohol is not helpful on a fitness journey. If you are going to indulge which is a BETTER choice. The post A Better Choice – Beer or Cocktail Ep 127 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • When Habits Hold Us Back

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Our habits are what make us or break us. I rely on my habits to keep me moving forward when my motivation wanes. Habits have served me well over my fitness journey… except when I become a slave to them. This isn’t a new realization. It first came to me many years ago when we took our first “big trip” to Paris. We rented an adorable apartment in the 8th arrondissement that came stocked with a tea and brioche. Every morning I recreated my morning routine of email over breakfast. I checked Twitter and posted to Facebook. Every evening I had an urge to be back before my usual bedtime of…
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  • Dr J’s Crazy Solutions to the Obesity Crisis: Stop Him before It’s Too Late

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Dr. J Obesity causes many health problems, so physicians in clinical practice often recommend weight loss to their patients, often a modest initial goal of a 5 percent loss. Unfortunately, however modest it may seem, patients have a hard time reaching and maintaining even that goal. Researchers recently looked into the intractability of weight loss by data mining the confidential medical records of a large subset of the U.K. population. (The data was provided to the researchers by the GCHQ, the NSA, People’s Liberation Army Unit 61398, Anonymous, and Wikileaks.) They found that…
  • How Does She Eat So Much?: A Taxonomy of Food Shaming

    Dr. J
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) CamieliaTWU/Flckr A slender friend of mine was eating lunch with co-workers when one of them laughingly said, “How does she eat so much?” Yes, she was the target of food shaming. Food shaming is when someone judges, with implied guilt, another person’s food or eating behavior. Examples of food shaming “You’re lucky you can eat so much.” This is an example of passive-aggressive behavior. It may appear that they are praising your metabolism or fitness, but they really aren’t. It’s more about them, not you: They’re…
  • 10 Questions You Can Ask to Find Your Way in Life

    Dr. J
    9 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Lauren Rushing/Flickr How is your life going? Are you so busy that time goes by and you wonder where it went? Have all the expectations, responsibilities, and pressures caused you to lose your way? Do you feel you need to change to be the person you really are? Perhaps looking honestly at yourself and asking the right questions can help you find your way in life. Here are 10 questions that I suggest you start with. 1. How do I look at myself? Do you see yourself accurately and honestly, or do you have many misconceptions? Have you convinced yourself that you deserve some…
  • To Control Your Eating, Use Your Brain, Ignore Your Body

    Dr. J
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Shaheen Lakhan/Flickr You have probably heard the adage, “Listen to your body.” Well, your body has likely lost its way a long time ago. If you really want to be healthy, you better learn to listen to your brain. Humans are an interesting species. We have a large complex brain, but we have an animal’s body. Our brains can think, reason, and make important decisions to help us. Our bodies are controlled by a complicated neuro-endocrine system of numerous chemical transmitters and hormones. How we work with this throughout our lives will determine our health. The…
  • Never Eat or Exercise Like Someone Crazier Than You

    Dr. J
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Chris Connelly/Flickr The beginning of summer is a great time to begin a new health and fitness program. There are many ways to achieve this goal, and making these choices can be challenging, and it is common for beginners to seek counsel from those who know “the way.” Well, let me give you some practical advice on this. Never eat or exercise like someone crazier than you. I’m might be going out on a limb here, but I would say you do not want to exercise like this guy: And you do not want to eat like Takeru Kobayashi: What you do want to do: 1. Engage in…
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  • 2015 Russian National Weightlifting Championships *Start List* *Live stream*

    Gregor Winter
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    It’s time for the 2015 Russian National Weightlifting Championships. This time hookgrip and I are coming to you live from Stary Oskol. Update: Check out how stacked the start list is! 85/94/105 will be good. UseFul Links: Start List Men (PDF) Start List Women (PDF) Live Stream Live stream Schedule Highlights This is where you were supposed to watch a bunch of training hall stuff I filmed, like Oleg Chen’s and Artem Okulov’s entire session. Unfortunately Sergei Syrtsov, the president of Russian weightlifting, isn’t a fan of training hall videos. He asked us not to…
  • Lian Chenxi 190kg or 200 Clean & Jerk 167kg Hang Snatch

    Gregor Winter
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Meanwhile in China… Lian Chenxi (69kg) did some bug lifts in training. He was 5th at the 2013 worlds with 145+183. Here he lifts over both 69kg world records in training (166kg and 198kg) with 167kg and 200kg! (note: the caption of the video says 200kg, but count the plates yourself) Liang Chenxi (69kg) clean and jerking a world record breaking 200kg during training today! Just amazing to watch. #mastrength #Chineseweightlifting #weightlifting #worldrecord #breaking #clean #jerk #olympiclifting A video posted by J. Lam (@wljohntus) on Jul 24, 2015 at 5:33am PDT 167kg Hang Snatch Liang…
  • Mohamed Ehab 245kg Back Squat

    Gregor Winter
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Meanwhile in Egypt… Mohamed Ehab gets a 5kg PB on his squat with 245kg. Make sure to check out his instagram and facebook for some barbell wizardry. P . R Back squat 245kg Posted by Mohamed Ehab Olympic Lifter on Monday, 27 July 2015 Mohamed Ehab 245kg Back Squat is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • 2015 Junior World Weightlifting Championships *Team China Training Hall Video*

    Gregor Winter
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    This is the resource page for the 2015 Junior Worlds. I will keep updating it with training hall videos, so you watch out for those. Useful Links: Start List – Final Version ATG on Facebook,  ATG on Instagram @atginsta, @allthingsgym on Twitter Highlights: 26.07.2015: Wang Jie (69kg, China) using A 25kg and 20kg Plate to stretch her before her Ankles Training session. 21.07.2015: Yuan Chengfei (69kg) Clean & Jerking up to 160kg. 19.07.2015: Photos from the Training Hall Day 2 30+ awesome moments from the training hall.Check'em out! Posted by All Things Gym on Sunday,…
  • Kwon Chang Il 2014 World Weightlifting Championships Training Hall

    Gregor Winter
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Here is Kwon Chang Il (69kg, North Korea) in the 2014 Worlds Training Hall (07.11.2014). At the end you can see the unique NK pulling style again. 120kg with Slow Motion 135kg with Slow Motion Kwon Chang Il 2014 World Weightlifting Championships Training Hall is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
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  • Checking Out : Rings of Power (Mike Gillette)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Rings of Power.This looks superb. Mike Gillette's 'Rings of Power' explains the various ways to use - progressively - this incredible tool. With clear emphases on both strength and rehabilitation, it's an ideal starting point for many. Particularly the 'over 40' (of which I'm a proud member) crowd. For a glimpse into the world of 'Rings of Power', a brief quote from the review page : If you care about getting strong, staying strong, and remaining injury free, Rings of Power is essential reading. I incorporated rings into my own training program a couple of years ago and am glad I did. At 45…
  • How to Set Up Bands and Chains

    Scott Andrew Bird
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Although he's demonstrating their use with the bench press, the same basic idea applies to any lift at all. 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.
  • Looking At : Jul 26, 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites. A Public Domain, Medical Grade, Myoelectric Prosthesis - Intended for Use in the Gym : Nice one. Superelastic Conducting Fibres for Artificial Muscles/Sensors/Capacitors : Medical devices, sensor-laden prosthetics and exoskeletons. 3D-Printed Orthopaedic Implants : Patient-specific, less expensive. Cervical Spine Degeneration in Former Rugby Players : Interesting research. Would love to see a whole lot more on…
  • Checking Out : STRONGER! Bodyweight Workout Series 2

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:35 am
    Remember the bodyweight training videos Lachlan Walker & Tyson Edwards put together a couple of years ago? Their latest offering - STRONGER! Bodyweight Workout Series 2 - will soon be hitting the virtual shelves, and they've got a Kickstarter campaign to help explain what it's all about : Lachlan Walker & Tyson Edwards. Sounds great. STRONGER! Bodyweight Workout Series 2. 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…
  • Weighted Jumping Squats

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Interesting combination. 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.
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    Finding My Fitness

  • Slow-Carb Breakfast – Microwave Spring Veggie Frittata

    20 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Finally, for the first time in four years, I have a garden that actually did something. I’ve wanted to have a garden for ages, and as I implied, I’ve been trying for four years. I just couldn’t get anything to grow at my house. I’m not sure if it’s bad soil, varmints, or both (I know for sure there are varmints), but I couldn’t get it to stick. For example, one of the onions I picked this year still had greens on top, but the actual onion bulb had been eaten off from underneath! A family from church who had a farm when the 80-year-old grandparents were kids…
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Doing the Slow-Carb Diet

    9 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    As someone who experimented with the Slow Carb Diet for a while, I’m a pretty big fan. It’s innovative, creative, and dead simple. But even though the diet is simple, let’s face it – humans make mistakes especially when we don’t know what we shouldn’t be doing. So I decided to write about the 5 mistakes that most people make with the slow carb diet so you can ensure you don’t fall victim to the same pitfalls. Mistake # 1 – Not Getting Enough Protein in the Morning Many people report not feeling hungry in the morning or report that they are unable to have a heavy…
  • 10 Slow Carb Breakfasts That Don’t Use Eggs

    22 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    After having been providing meal ideas and recipes for slow carb followers for a little over a year, I’ve gotten more requests for eggless breakfasts than I thought would even be necessary. Between the meal planner and the slow-carb recipe Facebook group, I’m surprised at how many people get sick of eggs. I guess I just love eggs a lot! Eggs are definitely the easiest protein source for breakfast, and at least in the U.S., we’re very accustomed to it. If you’re trying to do slow-carb as a vegetarian, eggs are probably the best source of protein as well. But I get that…
  • Meditation Tips for Weight Loss

    16 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    This is a guest post by Charlotte King. Did you realise that stress could actually be making you fat? Are you one of the many people who think they are doing all the right things? You are exercising; you are eating your leafy greens however the weight just won’t budge? It could be stress that’s causing your body to cling onto the stored fat as if your life depended on it. Stress is a major epidemic these days. Most of us are stressed all the time whether we realise it or whether we have just gotten used to it and except it as part of life. But stress can cause all sorts of health issues…
  • 5 Tips For How To Quit A Sugar Addiction

    25 May 2015 | 3:29 am
    Sugar is super addictive. And as a past sugar addict I know how hard it can be to kick the habit. Our bodies are designed to crave sugar as it was once difficult to find as we hunted and foraged for our food. But these days sugar is everywhere and in everything and so your body may be overloaded with the stuff and this can have a really disastrous effect on your health. So if you’re like I was, you probably already know that sugar doesn’t make you feel good. Are you ready to finally quit sugar for good or you’re just toying with the idea that your life would be better without sugar? So…
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    Exercise and Nutrition Tips

  • 5 Popular Flat Stomach Myths

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Don’t Believe These Flat Stomach Myths All across the world, people are doing everything possible to achieve a flat stomach. However, this is such a popular topic that many myths have been created about getting a flatter stomach. In this post I will address some of thes myths about getting a flat stomach and hopefully have you believing the truth. Myth 1: Spot Reducing Stomach Fat One of the biggest and most popular stomach toning myth is the ability to target a certain area such as a belly with ab exercises to eliminate the fat from your midsection. You just can’t spot reduce…
  • Spinning Classes: Get Fit With A Spin Workout

    10 Jul 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Just What Is Spinning? Spinning classes are a great way to get fit that use specialy designed spin bikes to perform various cycling positions at different intesities. This post will give you an idea just what takes place in a spinning class. How Long Is A Spinning Class This great workout class can run anywhere from 30 minutes and up to an hour. Their are no set schedules that a gym has to run a spin class so you should check with your fitness center to see what their schedule is. Adjusting A Spin Bike Before you begin your class, you want to make sure your bike is set correctly. This…
  • 5 Flat Stomach Tips For A Sexier You

    5 Jul 2015 | 12:10 am
    Flat Stomach Tips There is no denying it – people all around the globe desire to have a flat stomach. Many women and men have been struggling for years to get that flat belly look without any luck and often just give up. The good news is you can achieve the flat stomach you desire if you are willing to burn calories and follow a healthy diet. These five flat stomach tips can help you find balance between diet and exercise and get you on the path to that sexy belly. Tip 1 Staying Active Through The Day A very effective tip that often is overlooked in getting rid of belly fat is to stay…
  • Home Leg Workout Without Weights

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Try This Leg Workout Without Weights Turn your driveway or any other place at home into a great leg workout without weights by just doing bodyweight exercises for the legs. This workout will work the muscles in your legs and calves without any need for equipment. Develop stronger quads, calves, and hamstrings by doing these bodyweight exercises. This workout routine can get your leg muscles stronger or even build up some added mass. Stop skipping leg day and add these exerices into your workout plan. Don’t wait any longer and start doing this no weights leg workout right at home and see…
  • How To Get Rid Of Flabby Arms Exercises

    27 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    How To Get Rid Of Flabby Arms Exercises To Try If you are looking to get rid of flabby arms and tone your arm muscles then these exercises should be added into your fitness workouts. Just doing one exercise to get rid of flabby arms may not be enough so these exercises, along with proper nutrition, and cardio, should give you the help you need for a more tone look to your arms. Add these exercises for flabby arms into your workout routine and start toning up your muscles for a much more desired, sexy looking arm. So don’t wait any longer and start adding these exercises into your…
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  • Why Does Eating Feel Soothing?

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know that peaceful and soothing feeling you get after eating fatty foods, there is good news. It’s a natural!! It’s not your willpower letting you down.  But exactly why does eating food feel so soothing sometimes? Like when you are stressed out, why does a dose of chocolate or a bowl of ice cream make everything all good!!  The answer may surprise you. Dr Lukas Van Oudenhove works at the University of Leuven, in Belgium. He led a team of scientists in a research project to see what the emotional reactions that humans have to food. 12 healthy volunteers had their brain…
  • The Physical Differences Between the Feelings of Hunger and Thirst

    18 Jul 2015 | 6:13 am
    Who hasn’t overeaten or ate unhealthy junk and comfort foods, even when we are not even hungry. If our body had the the ability to talk what we would hear is “I’m thirsty”, but eat instead. Why is it that we have such a hard time understanding when we are truly hungry or we simply need to quench our thirst? The sensations of huger and thirst are so similar. I’d like to share with you some sublte differences between the feelings of thirst and hungerClick To Tweet . Learn these and you won’t confuse the two ever again. Listening to Your Hypothalamus The…
  • The Danger of “Fat Free” Foods

    12 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Back in the 80s we were told to run from fat like it was the plague. Some of us despite hearing otherwise we are still living in the no fat, low fat lifestyle.  I wanted to share with you that eating fat-free foods is unhealthy and can potentially dangerous? Say what now?? Seriously fat makes you fat right??  To  become fit, I should eat less fat, right? Not necessarily. Good fats provide many health benefits. Good fats are pretty much any oil, that’s not soy, vegetable or corn oil.  Nuts and nut butters are good fats, but oils are more easily absorbed by your body. Yes, there…
  • 6 Sweet Steps to Stop Those Sugar Cravings

    6 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you are absolutely unsuccessful in steering clear of the wonderfully sweet taste of sugar, you shouldn’t feel bad. Our brains are hardwired to demand, crave and beg for sugary tasting sweets and treats. Think about how a dog responds when the see a dog treat or a cat around cap nip. Our sugar cravings go back to the caveman days. Want to prevent them?? Take the 7 steps below and you can find yourself crushing those sugar cravings once and for all, in spite of our natural desire to go for it. Eat Breakfast — Several studies have shown that those people who eat a healthy…
  • Should You Eliminate Junk Food from Your Diet Cold Turkey?

    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you find yourself craving food that is bad for you, it may not be a good idea to use a “cold turkey” approach to quitting. For some cold turkey works, but for other they need to gradually wean themselves. Let’s be honest willpower sucks!! Once you burn out your  willpower battery you are heading for the vending machines or the nearest McDonald’s. Let me define junkfood — yes we all know that we should eat cookies, chips, fried foods.  What I also want to throw in the mix is processed foods.  Some many times I read a food journal and they are “lite…
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  • Butt life… After 30 days

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Butt life… After 30 days >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
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    23 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
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    20 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
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  • My 7 Favorite Push-Up Variations and the NF Push-Up Challenge!

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    The push-up is my favorite bodyweight exercise. Although I personally love training with free weights in gym, a big portion of my workout revolves around bodyweight exercises- and that means lots of push-ups. In fact, I once spent a year exercising around the world and did so without setting foot in a gym – it gave me a chance to really focus on bodyweight exercises as the only way to get fit, and changed my perspective on working out. Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite variations of the push-up that show you just how versatile and fun they can be. With this…
  • How to Survive Sitting All Day

    13 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Although it’s “just a desk job,” working in an office can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies. If you’re somebody who spends all day at a desk and computer (which I’m guessing applies to a majority of the Nerd Fitness Rebellion), you know exactly what I’m talking about. Whether it’s lower back pain, wrist pain, a really tight neck, or a lack of mobility, when we spend all day at a desk to pay the bills, our bodies often get stuck picking up the tab. What can we do to counteract this office life we have to live? Although I’ve done some crazy…
  • The State of the NF Rebellion (Plus: Nerd Fitness Yoga!)

    9 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Greetings my dear Rebel friend! 8 years ago, when I bought the domain, I had a big dream of helping a few dozen nerds get started with health and fitness. Too scared to actually do anything for a year, I finally got the courage to launch the site in January 2009. I still remember the napkin I drew the first Nerd Fitness logo on, getting the idea for the “level up your life” tagline, and begging a friend to set up the initial site for me. Six years later, hundreds of thousands of men and women from dozens of countries consider themselves part of the Rebellion. We have a…
  • How Ron the Lay Pastor Lost 100 lbs

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Meet Ron, an office manager for a retirement and investment firm, a lay pastor at a local church, and a badass nerd. Ron and his family (wife of eight years and two girls) live in western Indiana, where they raise some of their own food, and work their butts off in the yard. Not long ago, Ron was stuck feeling as though he was just drifting through life –  sapped of energy, unmotivated, and overweight. But after coming across Nerd Fitness, going Paleo, and implementing exercise strategy from the Nerd Fitness Academy, he’s turned his life around both physically and emotionally.
  • How to Cook the Easiest Steak Ever

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    This is a recipe from Rebel Chef Noel Fernando. When people think of the Paleo Diet, it seems like the first thing that comes to mind is a big, juicy steak. (Okay, so maybe bacon is first. Then steak.) Many of us do love steak, but are afraid of trying to cook it at home. A nice piece of meat, even at the grocery store, can be expensive, so we don’t want to risk over-cooking or seasoning incorrectly. I understand where your fears are coming from, friends, and I’m here to talk you through it. Believe me, steak intimidated me for a long time. If you’ve been wanting to try…
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  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #161 – Gain 20 Pounds in a Month, Blue Light Blocking Phone Screens, and Making Sourdough Bread

    Alex Juel
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:50 am
    I haven’t published an update here in quite a while, but I’m hoping to get back into it. How To Gain 20 Pounds In 28 Days: The Extreme Muscle Building Secrets of UFC Fighters I’ve been purposely putting on weight for about a month now (I’ve gained 10 lbs. so far) but I haven’t really created a solid strategy to do it, though I have in the past. I’ve done two large weight gains over the last 15 years, once on a “SAD” Standard American Diet (before I had an interest in health and fitness) and once on an entirely vegan diet, and both were pretty…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #160 – Enhancing Performance With Beets, How to Heal Sore Muscles, and Training Tips for Women

    Alex Juel
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Is Beet Juice Really a Performance-Enhancing “Drug”? Digging In… This article provides a great explanation of how scientific studies are performed, how the statistics are reviewed and why small studies can be misleading. In this case the study was performed on too small of a group, which meant the researchers weren’t able to claim the benefits of beet root juice that they thought they would. But had they used a larger group, the “p-value” would have been below 0.05 (the cutoff point for most journals) and they would have been able to show that beet juice…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #159 – Olive Oil For Heart Health, Why Women Should Be Doing HIIT Training, And a Vacation Workout Game

    Alex Juel
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Healthy fats help diseased heart muscle process, use fuel This study was performed on rats, but may be useful to humans too. The researchers were able to balance fat metabolism and reduce toxic fat metabolites for heart health in rats by feeding them oleate, a healthy fat found in olive oil. Too many colonoscopies Not only are colonoscopies being done unnecessarily in people who don’t need them (essentially wasting more than $1 million in health care costs), but colonoscopies are also not being done as often as they should in people who DO need them. Men Are Different, Women, Too…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #158 – Quick Paleo Meals, Frozen Portable Shower, and How Caffeine Might Be Killing Your Success

    Alex Juel
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Quick Paleo Meals I’m always looking for quick and easy paleo dinners for nights when I just don’t feel like spending the night cooking and I recently came across this post. There are a lot of great looking recipes in this list. They started the post off strong with two of my own favorites; steak & eggs and chicken fajitas. Bicycle Flat Tire Permanent Repair: How to Fix Flat Tire This device isn’t out yet, but it looks pretty damn awesome. My coworker sent this to me after overhearing me talking about all the flats I’ve been getting when riding into work.
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #157 – Paleo Mayo Recipe, Homemade Sunscreen, and Why Assisted Pullups With Elastic Bands Is a Bad Idea

    Alex Juel
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Paleo Mayonnaise I’ve tried making mayo before with no luck, but I made this one and it came out great. I think the key might be the size of the container. This time I made it in a tall round container that was just a little bigger than the immersion blender. I used avocado oil and it’s freakin’ delicious. Non-Toxic Homemade Sunscreen Recipe I’m interested in making my own natural sunscreen because I hate how costly good sunscreens are and I also don’t feel like the best sunscreens on the market are really that good. You might already have a lot of these…
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  • 3 Secrets for Flat Abs

    5 Jul 2015 | 9:59 am
    A toned flat tummy is coveted by many who strive endlessly to achieve it, but endless crunches aren’t the way to get washboard abs. It’s all about how how you train. For most, there are three components that affect the shape of your midsection. Here’s how and why each of them matter:   Have Good . . . → Read More: 3 Secrets for Flat Abs
  • “World’s Best Obstacle Race. Period.”

    3 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    The Reebok Spartan Race describes itself as the world’s best obstacle race — for good reason. The Spartan Race is an overarching name that includes several different race options that cater to all different kinds of people. You don’t have to be a marathon runner or an athlete to participate in these races. There is . . . → Read More: “World’s Best Obstacle Race. Period.”
  • A fiber-rich diet can prevent diabetes and obesity

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:38 pm
      As you may know, fiber is not digestible directly by the intestine. Rather, it is fermented by intestinal bacteria into short-chain fatty acids, which can be assimilated by and beneficial to our bodies. The beneficial effect has been seen in animal studies. Those animals fed with a fiber-rich diet tend to be healthier, . . . → Read More: A fiber-rich diet can prevent diabetes and obesity
  • Exposure to Sunlight Helps in Maintaining a Healthy Weight!

    27 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Believe it or not, exposing yourself to light, the brighter the better, during the earlier hours in the day, can help to maintain a healthy BMI. A new Northwestern Medicine study reports that the timing, intensity, and duration of your light exposure is related to your weight. The connection between the two . . . → Read More: Exposure to Sunlight Helps in Maintaining a Healthy Weight!
  • Performing cardio and resistance training during the same session: Does the order matter?

    31 Mar 2014 | 8:56 pm
    A recent study has looked into the question of whether it makes a difference if you do cardio or resistance first during a workout session. The results determined a change in recovery time after a workout, but that was the only difference it seemed to make. There were no long term adaptations observed in the . . . → Read More: Performing cardio and resistance training during the same session: Does the order matter?
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    Live Fit and Sore

  • Nothing Can Substitute Experience

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    I’m on a much needed vacation, so while I am away enjoy some inspiration…Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing Can Substitute Experience. -Paulo Coehlo
  • Adventures Are The Best Way to Learn

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
    I’m on a much needed vacation, so while I am away enjoy some inspiration…And Then I Realized Adventures Are The Best Way to Learn
  • The Cancer Never Goes Away

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    I shared this article from the NYT yesterday on my Facebook page, After Cancer’s Calm, a Daughter’s Emotional Storm, but wanted to expand on it a bit more. This month marks 8 years since Scott’s cancer diagnosis. For those that are new to my blog, you can learn about how cancer changed my family by visiting my original blog Colon C-The Journey. In the past 8 years, I learned that the life we live now is our new normal. The before cancer life was gone the moment we were told Scotty had cancer. We no longer had the life where we worried about the mundane stuff of life.
  • Christmas Abbott: BadAss Body Diet

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    This past month has been pretty stressful for me – and I’m not going to sugar coat it. My eating has gone to shit. The little excuses I have made have added up and now are full blown standard operating procedure and it’s not good.  It’s being triggered by stress and emotional stuff going on but sliding back into old habits is not the path I want to revisit so it’s time to refocus. I am heading out on vacation next week. My long road trip will give me time to think about what’s going on and some much needed time away from what is triggering all of these…
  • Time Flies: An Abrupt Wake Up Call

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I have had a series of recent light bulb experiences that have thrown me for a loop and served me a helping of reality…Ack! My Parents Are Getting OldI have 4 brothers and sisters and we have a half sister that is quite a bit younger. My Dad has been married to her mother since I was 6 – so a very long time. Since the early 90’s, my dad and step mother have lived in the Phoenix, Arizona area. Their health is failing and they have had serious financial setbacks for a myriad of reasons that I won’t go into. The bottom line is they can’t afford to stay in the…
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  • 5 Truths for Lifetime Fitness

    Heather Blackmon
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    The more years that go by, the more I appreciate how important fitness is for enjoying life. I like the short-term perk of “looking fit” (although that’s mostly nutrition), but the biggest benefit is the ability to experience life’s adventures. I want to have the energy and fitness to explore the world for many, many, many years to come. If you want to have the energy and ability to keep exploring, prioritizing your fitness should be at the top of your list. You want to be able to tackle the fun that comes your way, instead of feeling like you can’t do…
  • Triathlon Training with Limited Time

    Heather Blackmon
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    With 3 sports, plus transitions, triathlon training is not the easiest thing to squeeze into a time-crunched schedule. But if work or life is taking over more time these days, do you have to abandon the sport? It CAN be done! Now, do I think you can typically get better results with more training time? Yes! But don’t let limited time keep you from racing triathlons. If you’re an experienced athlete – someone who’s had some time on the bike under their belt, built up a good running base, and spent some time in the pool – this advice is for you. Watch this…
  • Best Triathlon Race Checklist

    Heather Blackmon
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Triathlon races are known for many things. The early start, lines of people waiting to have strangers write on their body with a black marker, the friendly participants, and the long list of gear you bring to the starting line. Unlike running, this is a sport that requires a lot of stuff! With all the excitement and nerves of race day, you don’t want to forget something important. This is where a good list can be a life saver. Just check off the items as you pack them in your transition bag (which is also on the list), so you’ll be sure you have everything you need! What makes…
  • Tips for Starting Triathlon Training {Triathlon Q+A}

    Heather Blackmon
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Have you been thinking about signing up for your first triathlon? Then you’re going to LOVE today’s topic! Many people look at triathlon after getting comfortable (and maybe a little bored?) with their current sport. Runners looking to mix things up, swimmers who want a new challenge, or cyclists who are looking for a more individual sport. Or some variation of these scenarios. Today’s video is for you! continue readingThe post Tips for Starting Triathlon Training {Triathlon Q+A} appeared first on FITaspire.       
  • Shopping Improved at Dicks Sporting Goods (+ $25 Giveaway)

    Heather Blackmon
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I am not the most patient shopper. In fact, going to a store is not something I enjoy in most situations. When I think of shopping, the picture that comes to mind is racks of clothes pushed together in a tight configuration that you can barely squeeze through. Discarded items cast aside and often mixed in with other items. It’s not the best picture, but it’s what I remember from one too many shopping experiences. With that in mind, you may find it interesting that I’m partnering with Dick’s Sporting Goods in the launch of their newly designed women’s…
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    Cybex Fitness Blog

  • Client Retention: Understanding your membership

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    As a gym owner, member retention might be the toughest part of managing your business. Members come and go, but how to keep them coming to the gym might be a challenge. With the market saturated with health clubs, many of which compete on price alone, plus the rising popularity of non-traditional fitness clubs, your members have so many choices of where to spend their fitness dollars, making it challenging to attract and retain members. Understanding your membership is crucial to your success.
  • Internal Rotation on the Bravo Functional Trainer

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    The Internal Rotation on the Bravo Functional Trainer is a great movement to integrate into your upper body workouts as a warm-up or cool-down exercise.
  • Total Body Arc Trainer Workout

    15 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    We proudly introduce Nicole Wilkins, a three-time IFBB Figure International Champion (2010, 2011, 2012) as a Cybex Blog contributor. Nicole has long been a brand advocate and loyal Arc Trainer athlete. She is the first to have ever won the overall competition in both the Figure and Fitness categories at Team Universe and Figure Nationals, achieving professional status in both categories on the same day. Nicole also holds the current record number of IFBB Figure Olympia wins at four. Nicole will be a featured contributor to the Cybex blog, providing workouts, inspiration, and tips to our…
  • Biomechanics: Baseball's New Moneyball?

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Years back, Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics gained recognition for using an analytical, evidence-based approach (called sabermetrics) instead of the typical subjective, flawed system employed for decades, to put together a squad that could compete with the big market teams in the league. By using projections and statistics, Beane and his front office helped make a revenue-strapped franchise a playoff mainstay without breaking the bank. This system was copied by small and big market teams alike and changed the entire landscape of scouting and front offices throughout the major leagues…
  • Getting Started Series: Baseline Aerobic Resistance On The Arc Trainer

    Scott Moody
    10 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    The Arc Trainer is a very unique device. It blends resistance and cardio in a workout that challenges your power as well as your endurance. This “resisted cardio” approach to training is perfect for High Intensity Interval Training, but it can be challenging to figure out how to set it up for aerobic training sessions. This is probably why the most frequently asked questions I get on the Arc Trainer is, “Where should I set the resistance?”
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Dear Woman At Publix, I Workout & Eat Healthy Because Of You

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dear Joy, We’ve never officially met, but I overheard the lady in front of me make a comment about your name. In fact, I’m remember her exact comment… “With a name like Joy, you should naturally be a little happier!” Her comment wasn’t intended to be rude, though typing it and reading it out loud, it seems that way. I think even the lady felt it was a bit harsh once the words came out as she followed it up with a polite chuckle and an, “I understand, we all have those days.” And we do. However, your response was what prompted me to address this letter to you. You confided in…
  • Naked Truth: What It Feels Like To Be The Gainer In A Relationship

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s been awhile since we got all personal up in here, I think we’re overdue for a heart to heart. Last week, a friend and I were having “girl talk” and she confided in me that her man had put on 20 pounds over the past few months. When I asked how, she gave two main reasons… → It was because he was cooking dinner at night but eating two servings. He would eat when he was hungry and then because he didn’t want her eating alone, would eat again when she got home from work. → On top of heavy meals, alcohol was also playing a role. After a steamy day at work, he walks into…
  • Friendly Friday: Peanut Butter Latte Protein Shake & More!

    24 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’m loving the fact that it’s Friday! This evening we’re hosting a Happy Hour Workout… aka, a workout followed by smoothie bar. I love holding fun events like this and feel so lucky to be able to hang out with clients/friends. We’ve held traditional happy hours before but since so many of us are participating in the 6-week challenge, I decided it wouldn’t be wise to workout and then sip wine. Let’s stick to the challenge. One shake I’m loving lately and will be sharing tonight? This Peanut Butter Latte Protein Shake! I used to teach Friday morning classes at a different…
  • ‘Frozen’ 10 Minute Kettlebell Workout

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I wish that Kettlebell Thursday had a better ring to it. That’s exactly what today is! And do I have a great workout for you all. I am really excited to share because I love holds! When I was at RKC training in May, Phil had us to so many of these things and it was during that time that I realized how kickass holding a weight can be. What am I talking about? Well, let’s just get straight into this workout so you can see what I’m talking about. And no, it has nothing to do with the Frozen movie. Perhaps one day I’ll do themed workouts to Disney movies, but today isn’t that day…
  • 9 Lessons Swinging Kettlebells Have Taught Me

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is not one of those post where I go on and on about how great kettlebells are by listing out their benefits. If you want that, click here. Instead, I want to focus on the actual lessons and changes to fitness that almost 2 years of kettlebells have taught me. Why? Because I feel like so many people have access to these amazing tools but are either too nervous to try them or… Well, too nervous to try them pretty much sums it up. I was one of them. A couple of years ago, Dan marched me into a Dick’s Sporting Goods. Had me close my eyes as we walked into the weights. Turned me around…
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    Naperville Boot Camp, Fitness and Personal Trainers

  • How To Dine Healthy At A Chinese Restaurant

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you’re someone who often finds yourself craving Chinese food, don’t let yourself come to believe that you have to completely abandon this favorite dish in order to stick with your diet program. Eating healthy at a Chinese restaurant is definitely possible if you know what you should be choosing and make some smart menu selections. With almost any restaurant […]
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    12 Minute Athlete

  • Becoming Superhuman: How to Master the Front Lever With Coach Sean Maples

    Krista Stryker
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most of you know by now that I’ve been working on my gymnastics skills as a way to challenge myself and keep learning new skills. And as someone with zero gymnastics background and pretty much the exact opposite of the idea gymnastics body type, let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. But I’ve had a TON of fun along the way, and have undoubtedly made progress towards my goals. So to continue my own pursuit of becoming superhuman, I’m super excited to have Sean Maples, a strength and conditioning coach from showing us how to do an incredibly difficult gymnastics exercise,…
  • Pull Up Or Shut Up HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Double unders OR Single Unders 2. Pull ups 3. Burpees 4. High knees w/ jump rope 5. Burpee tuck jumps 6. Twisted hanging knee raises Bonus: Chin ups till failure —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Double unders OR single unders: 53, 50, 49 Pull ups: 10, 9, 9 Burpees: 9, 9, 9 High knees w/ jump rope: 96, 95, 95 Burpee tuck jumps: 9, 9, 9 Twisted hanging…
  • Fast As You Can 12-Minute AMRAP Workout

    Krista Stryker
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Countdown Do as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes: 10 Squat jumps 5 Triceps dips 30 Tuck jumps 16 Side lunges 5 Wide Push Ups 5 Leg raises Bonus: 60 second L-sit hold (break it up as needed) —————————————————— Leave your number of rounds in the comments below. My rounds for today’s workout: 6 + 2 leg raises Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Fast As You Can 12-Minute AMRAP Workout appeared first on 12 Minute…
  • Strong As Steel HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    22 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Squat jumps 2. Pull ups 3. Pistols (whatever variation you can do) 4. Plank jumps 5. Handstand push ups 6. Hanging leg raises Bonus: 5 rounds of Bridges —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Squat jumps: 23, 21, 20 Pull ups: 9, 8, 8 Pistols: 10, 10, 10 Plank jumps: Handstand push ups: Hanging leg raises: Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Strong As…
  • How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

    Krista Stryker
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Unless you manage to somehow avoid all health-related news, you probably hear a lot about protein these days. And the obsession is real: it seems that you can’t even walk into a convenience store without seeing a large assortment of protein bars, snacks, etc. In fact, just about every type of convenience food including cereals, pasta, and even ice cream (yes, really) have versions labeled as high protein. Among dieters, protein is constantly being promoted as the secret to weight loss, and diets like Paleo and The Zone emphasize protein as a central part of their nutrition plan. Even Weight…
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    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today’s article might just be the shortest one in Limitless365 history.   One of my goals for 2015 has been to give epic service. To do that I’m offering up 5 pay what you can afford spots for one-on-one LimitlessFITNESS coaching to help you get a jump-start on building a LimitlessBODY, LimitlessFITNESS, and a life without limits.   In the future my rates will be $347/mth, but for the next 3 days I want to give 5 people the change to change their life by  offering this pay what you can afford coaching package.   WHO ARE THESE COACHING SESSIONS…

    19 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Note: Thank you to everyone that joined the LimitlessBODY Blueprint last week. I appreciate your support and look forward to seeing your results. I have to admit, I’m not the best in front of a camera. Pretty sure when I recorded this a little trickle of pee ran down my leg – yeah, I get a tad nervous on camera (hence, how fast I talk). Behind this computer and I’m ok. Anyhow, I was having a chat with a client of mine and he expressed his frustration with his nutrition. He really wants to  start eating healthier but he just doesn’t know where to start. Sound…

    15 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You may have noticed things look at little bit different here at the Limitless365 Headquarters. A few months ago I started to think about how I could give you a better overall experience when you come to L365. I wanted to make it easier for you to read articles that can help you achieve a LimitlessBODY, LimitlessFITNESS, and a LimitlessLIFE. I wanted there to be less clutter and distractions and to emphasize content, community, and connecting with one another as we pursue the best versions of ourselves. Deciding to change things up was a difficult one for me. I was battling the “change…

    12 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    My first go at organized youth sports was with soccer around the age of 8 or 9. I’m not exactly sure why soccer was my sport of choice. I had never spent time kicking a ball out back with my Dad, practicing headers into the fireplace, or even watching it on T.V. Maybe my Dad chose it for me because it’s the cheapest one a kid can first get into. A few days before my first practice I remember picking up some shiny new cleats, shin guards, and soccer shorts. I was so excited that I slept in them that night. It finally came, my first soccer practice. It felt like christmas day. I could…

    9 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Two of the most read and shared articles on L365 are: 30 Truths In 30 Days: The First 30 Days Of Paleo And What To Expect Paleo & Why No Grains, Legumes, Or Dairy I don’t write a ton of Paleo specific articles on the site because I believe that there are a ton of ways you can eat to live a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. Paleo nutrition just happens to be my personal preference for eating well – it may not be yours. But because there’s a good change one of those two articles brought you here I wanted to ask you if you needed help stepping up your Paleo game? A…
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  • Low Carb, Gluten Free, Grilled Cheese PLUS!

    Cathe Friedrich
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Ingredients BREAD: 2 tbsp oat flour 2 tbsp almond flour 1 Eggland’s Best egg SANDWICH SUGGESTIONS: cheese (any kind you like!) ham or turkey slices tomato slices spinach leaves crumbled bacon onions olives avocado   Directions: preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine bread ingredients and spread batter onto parchment lined baking sheet into two rounds. Bake for 10 minutes. Makes 2 rounds (1 sandwich) For the Grilled Cheese: Heat panini press (or skillet.) Top a slice of the low carb bread with cheese, tomatoes and ham (I like to add a bit of crumbled bacon too. Use anything you love!)…
  • Prioritizing Fitness: Why You Should Make Time to Exercise Even When You Don’t Have Time

    Cathe Friedrich
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    When life gets in the way it’s easy to put exercise on the back burner. It starts when you take a day off because you’re too busy and one day becomes two days and on and on. Each day that you skip makes it harder to get back into the swing of things psychologically. Note: This doesn’t pertain to rest days where you’re not exercising to let your body recover – you need those days no matter how dedicated you are. From a mental standpoint, taking a string of days off because you’re busy makes it harder for your brain (and body) to get back into “exercise…
  • Pre-Order Cathe’s New ICE Series Now and Save

    Cathe Friedrich
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Pre-Order Cathe’s First Workout Videos Designed for Intermediate Exercisers Estimated to ship end of Fall 2015  | Pre-Order Now | Guess What Everyone? I have some super exciting news to share with you!  Many of you have been asking whether or not there is a new series in the works and I’m going to make it official right now. YES THERE IS! Get ready for my newest series, the ICE series! What is the ICE series? ICE, which stands for Intermediate Conditioning Extreme, is my new comprehensive intermediate series that will provide everything you’ve asked for and more. In fact…
  • The Hidden Fat Loss Potential of Apples

    Cathe Friedrich
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Munching on an apple is certainly a better alternative to chowing down on a brownie, but apples may have more fat-burning potential than meets the eye. This popular crunchy fruit that comes in so many varieties contains an ingredient that’s catching the eye of obesity researchers. The compound, ursolic acid, abundant in apples, is found in a few other fruits such as prunes and cranberries as well as the spices basil and oregano. Apples are one of the best sources – but you won’t get it if you peel the apple. Ursolic acid is mainly found in the outer skin or peel of the…
  • Do You Need to Eat Protein at Every Meal?

    Cathe Friedrich
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Protein is the macronutrient most bodybuilders are concerned about. Even if you’re not planning on entering a bodybuilding or fitness contest, you need protein to build new muscle tissue. Although the optimal amount of protein to maximize muscle growth hasn’t been determined, most experts believe active people need more than the amount recommended for sedentary people, 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Depending upon the intensity of your workouts, you need 1.2 to 1.6 grams of protein daily, especially if you’re trying to build lean body mass. Does it really…
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  • 5 Reasons To Eat More Protein

    Free Fly
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    There are many misconceptions about protein that need to be addressed. Many people believe that consuming any amount of protein will lead to unwanted or overdeveloped muscles, but the truth is that protein actually helps in achieving a slim figure. Calorie-counters tend to stay clear of foods that are rich in protein when in reality they are not getting nearly enough. According to the US Department of Agriculture, more than 30% of women between age 20 and 40 do not get their daily recommended amount of protein in their diet, and the statistics are only slightly better for men. The major…
  • The Top 3 Best Muscle Building Supplements

    Free Fly
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Almost all the bodybuilders at the beginner’s stage have heard it said that the best and healthiest way to build muscles and bulk up is through sessions of weight training and following a proper diet. But any pro bodybuilder will tell you that the right bodybuilding supplements in the right dosage are an integral part of any bodybuilder's regime if he is looking to maximize his growth potential seriously. But an individual searching for the right muscle building supplements will be presented with a wide range of products, and it becomes really difficult to choose the best supplements for…
  • How To Create The Perfect Space For Training At Home

    Free Fly
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:07 am
    Working out in an ordinary room of your home can create a lot of challenges. You may find yourself constantly interrupted, especially if you have young children or playful pets. You may be distracted by reminders of work or housework that needs to be done, or tempted to slack by the sight of a comfortable sofa and TV. You may also find that it’s difficult to avoid breaking or colliding with things. If you can create a dedicated space in which to work out, you’ll find that your ability to stick to your routine and meet your goals improves significantly – so how should you go about…
  • Exercising With Asthma -- Do-s and Don’t-s

    Free Fly
    31 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory condition or disease of the airways in which there is an obstruction in the airflow which can lead to coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath and tightness of the chest. Those who are suffering from asthma may not need to stop exercising or working out completely but can put some restrictions and show some restraint when it comes to doing certain fitness exercises. There are several Do-s and Don’t-s of exercising with asthma and for your reference we have come up with a list of these:Where To Exercise?The first question which crops up when you think…
  • How Improved Focus Will Improve Your Training

    Free Fly
    13 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    How focused are you when you’re at the gym? Are you laser focused on short or long-term goals? Or do you find yourself thinking about what you are going to do later that night, or maybe what you’ll eat when you’re done.Being able to focus on your workout can maximize your training and your progress. From the overall goals of a workout session, to each individual rep of each set.It’s not unusual for someone to lose a little focus over time. Here are some of the common reasons why people start to lose focus, and see their gains plateau as a result:-- Lack of motivation due to gains…
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  • Australian Fitness Icon Anna Mcmanamey Talks With

    Logan Sheehan
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Stats Name: Anna McManamey Age: 28 Location: Melbourne, Australia Height: 5’2 / 161cm Weight: 54 kg/119 lbs (comp weight); 55 kg/121 lbs (current off season weight) Occupation:Health & Fitness Coach / Sales Manager for Flush Fitness / Journalist & TV Presenter (jack of all trades!) When did you get started with fitness? I was born into a very athletic family. My mum competed as a sprinter in the Commonwealth Games and my dad still plays competitive field hockey at 60! Growing up I was a competitive dancer and rhythmic gymnast, so it’s no surprise my interest later…
  • Science vs. Broscience in Bodybuilding: Is There a Common Ground?

    Peter Fitschen
    8 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    There is a lot of division in the sport of natural bodybuilding. For years there has been a divide between competitors who compete in drug-tested competitions and those who compete in untested competitions. More recently, with an increased interest in a science-based approach to the sport, there has become a further divide between competitors using a science based approach and those doing what works for them, commonly referred to as broscience. In my opinion, all of this division is not good for the growth of the sport as a whole. In comparison, crossfit is growing rapidly. My personal…
  • Bodybuilding 101: Article #3: Macronutrients and Food Sources

    Peter Fitschen
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    In the past article, we discussed appropriate levels of caloric intake to reach your goals. This article will cover what to consume in order to make up your daily caloric intake. We will discuss this in terms of macronutrients and food sources. Prior to beginning I would like to emphasize that these recommendations likely are not appropriate for everyone; however, they should cover the vast majority of people. I would recommend using these as a starting point and assuming you fall into the majority. What are macronutrients? The food we eat is made up of 3 macronutrients: protein,…
  • Seeing Your Fitness Goals Through: The Mindset & Methods to Success

    Elliot Reimers
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Given it’s that time of year when the post-holiday gluttony has slowly revealed itself on those pesky love handles, I’m never surprised at the influx of gym patrons looking to lose weight and change their lifestyle for the better. It’s actually a statistical fact that the majority of individuals who set a New Year’s resolution are looking to improve their body composition (specifically looking to lose fat). [1] Alas, the ambition of most of these resolvers is never seen through to the end. In fact, only about 46% make it passed the 6-month mark. However, this shouldn’t dissuade…
  • Meal Plans Vs IIFYM: What is the Superior Method?

    Russell Taylor
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    This article is going to upset of a lot of people, as there is no clear definition for a meal plan or IIFYM as far as contest prep goes. So, I’m going to have to take certain liberties here and write this article based on my interpretation of each method. The first step, is we need to strip these two methods back to their purest forms. A meal plan: A planned set of meals associated with rigid dieting. It is important to note that this may include or exclude junk foods. IIFYM Or Flexible Dieting: If It Fits Your Macros is a method of counting calories based on macronutrients (Protein,…
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  • Making Video in Email Work with Animoto

    Phil Hollows
    7 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Back in March, we extended our support for embedded video in email marketing by adding Animoto to our roster of supported video apps. FeedBlitz continues to be the leading email marketing service with the widest range of video support — all without the hassle and expense of a specialty dedicated video email service. What is Animoto? If you’re not familiar with Animoto, one way to think about is as that it’s a little like video powerpoint. On steroids. And in an Iron Man suit. Animoto takes static content (and video too), splices it all together and makes a dynamic,…
  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
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    Thoughts from Bob Choat....

  • 5 Keys to the Right Mindset for Growth and Success

    Bob Choat
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Carol Dweck in her book, Mindset, described mindset as either a fixed one or growth-oriented. At any given point, each one of us can have either type of mindset. It all depends on the situation. Take technology, there are many who embrace it while others fear it. Fear seems to be the common denominator as to the type of mindset one possesses. Fear of the unknown. Many times our mindset is being controlled by past memories. They hold onto us with a “vise-like grip.” We fear learning something new and believe that what we knew in the past will always hold true into the future. Sure,…
  • 5 Ways to Increasing Your Brain Power and Health

    Bob Choat
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Imagine possessing the most powerful force in the universe. What would you do with it? What if you can make it even better? Guess what? You already possess it. It’s your brain. It has approximately 100 billion neurons and each one connects to between 10 and 10,000 other neurons. That would be equal to 10 to the 100 power or more than all the atoms in the universe. Neuroscience has advanced quite a bit over the last 10-20 years. We now know more about the brain than we’ve ever had in history. Part of that learning is that we know that our brains continue to grow throughout our…
  • Building a New and Better You

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

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

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

  • Gluten Free Fitness Plan Benefits This Online Client!

    Diana Chaloux
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    Gluten Free Fitness Plan from Hitch Fit Benefits This Online Client!  I’m so happy to share Mary’s story with you today! I think it’s most beneficial to others when people really open up and share the obstacles that they have had to overcome through their fitness journey’s, and that is what she has done. She has gluten sensitivity, and has battled through some injuries, personal losses, busy schedule and more to achieve her fitness goals. She wasn’t overweight when she began, but she was in a position where she didn’t feel as strong and healthy as she knew…
  • Structure and Flexibility of Hitch Fit Plan Leads to Healthy Lifestyle

    Diana Chaloux
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    Structure and Flexibility of Hitch Fit Online Plan Leads to Healthy Weight Loss & Lifestyle for Julie!  Today’s transformation story is Julie. Her body has been on a roller coaster ride over the last few years, after competing and then rebounding multiple times, she reached a point where she knew she had to make this a healthy lifestyle, not just so that she would look good on the outside, and be at a place that was sustainable, but to also feel good on the inside! After following us on social media for quite some time, she decided that Hitch Fit was right for her. She tackled the…
  • Strong is the New Skinny – Fox 4 News Feature

    Diana Chaloux
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:27 am
    We are so proud of Hitch Fit clients and superstars Vickie Sims, Shira Knoche and her daughter Sydney! These three inspiring ladies were featured on Fox 4 News Kansas City this morning in a segment by Loren Halifax entitled “Strong is the new Skinny”. Even though this segment talked about being strong vs. skinny,  we aren’t just focused on a visual look. When we talk about being “strong”, it’s so much more than the physical strength that is gained, these ladies are stronger and healthier physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Strength is a…
  • Fit Healthy Lifestyle Leads to 20 pound Weight Loss!

    Micah LaCerte
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:51 am
    Kylene’s new Fit Healthy Lifestyle with Hitch Fit led to a 20 pound weight loss! I am so excited to share Kylenes Story with you.. This mother worked hard, ate right and the results show!!  What an Inspiration!! Starting  Stats . Weight: 162 . Hip Measurement- 38.75 . Waist Measurement- 37              Ending Stats Weight- 140.6Hip Measurement- 35 Waist Measurement- 31.25    Mother Loses over 20 lbs and Now Living a Fit Healthy Lifestyle Oh my goodness!  I don’t know where to start!  First off, thank you Micah and Diana for what you do!  You truly have hearts…
  • JAW DROPPING 85 lb Post Pregnancy Weight Loss!

    Diana Chaloux
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
      Sara and daughter Elle – Photo by Sarah Lyons of PictureGroove To say that I’m proud of today’s AMAZING transformation is an understatement! Sara Sutherland is a Hitch Fit Transformation turned TRANSFORMER. Since her original transformation back in 2011, she has not only become a part of the Hitch Fit team here in Kansas City (she trains and transforms clients at the Overland Park location), she has transformed the lives of SO many others and is truly paying it forward!! Sara and her husband Dane were blessed with their first child, Elle, in August 2014. Now that…
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    JournalMenu: Workout Journals for Athletes: Latest News

  • ​Find your Fire

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:46 am
    Because without it you don't stand a chance of rolling out of bed early.Without your fire you won't make the hard sacrifices in your diet.Without your fire you won't hit the workout with everything you've got. Figure out what will drive you to your goals and exploit it.You can do it, but you have to choose to be your best, you cant just hope or dream or think about or write about it. You have to actually DO it. What fire burns inside of you this week?
  • Small steps to fitness success

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    Start small.Sometimes I hear grand goals that turn into excuses.It's great to have the grand goals. Don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE proponent of dreaming big.But you also need to have the vision and patience to get there. You have to want it so bad that you are willing to take smaller steps to ensure you get there instead of a week of killing yourself and letting it fall off the plate.Sometimes teeny tiny steps of just getting off the office chair are just what you need for success. It's not grand, it's not exciting, but it works. And at the end of the day, isn't that what matters?
  • Autopilot is my secret fitness weapon, whats yours?

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:28 am
    I don't check the WOD.I know some of you might think this is crazy. I mean, how will I know what to bring?I don't check the WOD because I want to show up.I don't want to see that I will be biking a total of 75 calories during the WOD. I really don't want to see how many wallballs I will have to complete, and god forbid I check it and see something like a 5k.At 5 am I have a pretty low threshold for what will suck. So instead of checking the WOD while I am cozied up in my warm bed in a silent house with a sleepy head I just get up and go.I know that I would cherry pick everything. And that…
  • The CrossFit Games are here!

    21 Jul 2015 | 2:40 am
    It's here!One of my favorite times of year! It's time to see what they thought up and be inspired by how much all of these amazing athletes can do!It's also a great moment to take a look back at how much everyone has achieved in the sport. I mean really, remember when the CrossFit Games were just a few How today's athletes would absolutely crush the 3 workouts from 2007. I mean obliterate. They could do them in the first half of a day to be honest.And then we have now. Triple the number of workouts with a seriously upped ante on the skills. And they handle it with grace and…
  • Test Your Fitness

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:26 am
    It's time.It's time to see what you can do.Time to put your training to the test and time to push yourself past self imposed fitness limits.Don't let the day to day and the mundane drag you down into a hole that just keeps going with no focus or goals.Try for that PR, push for that new skill and run for your faster pace.Test yourself. Fail or succeed you will learn far more by testing yourself than by sitting back hoping for the numbers to improve.Today is the day for a new PR, don't you think? Go out there and get it!
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    Michael Wood Fitness

  • Is the Sugar in Fruit Dangerous to My Health?

    michael wood
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:50 am
    “Is Sugar Found In Fruit Bad? I heard bananas are bad for you because of the high amount of sugar, is this true?” The short answer is NO. However, nutrition is highly individualized, so the answer is a bit more nuanced. To begin, let’s take a look at the sugar content of fruit. The sugars found in fruit are fructose, glucose, and sucrose. Fructose and glucose are monosaccharides, the basic building block of any carbohydrate. Sucrose is a disaccharide, composed of 2 monosaccharides. A sucrose molecule is composed of one molecule each of fructose and glucose. As you can see in the table,…
  • The Mobile Health Industry is Booming

    michael wood
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    The Mobile Health Industry continues to flourish as the U.S. Market for health monitoring devices is projected to surpass 20 billion by the end of the year. The following visual resource, created by NJIT’s Online Computer Science Program, highlights this burgeoning industry, also noting potential innovations (for example, MC10 is developing a skin patch that tells you when you should reapply sun screen!). For more information, check out the infographic below!
  • Consumers’ Confusion and Misconceptions Over Gluten Definition

    michael wood
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    According to consumer reports, Americans are expected to spend upwards of $15 billion a year by 2016 on gluten-free foods, a trend supported by the nearly 18 million Americans who report having a gluten sensitivity. However, many consumers don’t understand which foods (ingredients, dietary supplements, spices, and condiments) contain gluten, and how to correctly identify gluten-free food when shopping and eating out. Gluten-Free Indy Cert_blue According to a recent consumer survey conducted by public health and safety organization, NSF International, more than half of consumers (54 percent)…
  • What I Learned When I Stopped Wearing a Fitbit After Seven Years

    michael wood
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    When I first started tracking my data with a Fitbit pedometer, it was more of a novelty but fast forward seven and a half years and a great deal has changed.  Fitbit has exploded and gone from a no name company to a 4.1 billion dollar consumer brand.  The writing was on the wall when they needed money two years ago this August, they raised 43 million.  They recently went public (NYSE: FIT) doubling in price since its initial offering; trading at more than $42/share at the close of the market on Friday. Canalys has estimated that fitness tracker sales have increased by 150 percent…
  • Exercise is Important but Diet is the Still Key to Long-Term Weight Maintenance

    michael wood
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    Exercise may not be as important a solution to weight loss as we’d thought, a new report states. According to a recently published article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, physical activity does not significantly help fight obesity. Though the report acknowledges that physical activity does help prevent the onset of diseases like dementia and heart disease, it argues that being active does not play a large role in helping overweight or obese individuals lose weight. What does make a significant difference in weight loss, they say? Monitoring what you eat. Though watching what…
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  • 28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Was es damit auf sich hat, erfahrt ihr im Workout Video am Freitag
  • 27 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Wie versprochen kommt diese Woche das Video zu meinem leckeren Erdbeermüsli!
  • 25 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am

    25 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    Auch bei dieser Hitze das Essen nicht vergessen!
  • Karolina Workout #117

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Diese Woche hatte ich meine Zeckenimpfung. Ich hatte ein wenig Angst davor (auch ein wenig mehr), aber da wir hier in einem Risikogebiet leben, ist es eigentlich sehr wichtig finde ich. Mein Arm hat den darauffolgenden Tag so weh getan, dass ich damit nicht annähernd hätte trainieren können. Also dachte ich, ich mache mal ein Workout komplett ohne Arme, nur Beine und Po. Ich muss sagen, ich hab meinen Po und Beine zerstört . Ich habe ausschließlich One leg squats gemacht. Selbst das Sitzen tut heute so weh! Und Hans macht sich mal wieder über mich lustig wie ich laufe… . Das…
  • Gelbe Wassermelone

    23 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Habt ihr schon einmal eine gelbe Wassermelone gesehen? Ich wusste bisher nicht, dass es sowas gibt . Wir haben uns mal eine geholt und ich kann nur sagen: sie schmeckt anders als die roten. Ob sie aber tatsächlich anders schmeckt oder das nur unser Gehirn macht, das kann ich nicht genau sagen. Es wurde ja schon oft festgestellt, dass unser Gehirn Früchte oder Gemüse mit seinen Farben mit bestimmtem Geschmack verbindet. Vielleicht meint also unser Gehirn, die Melone schmeckt anders, nur weil sie gelb ist. Sie war auf jeden Fall sehr saftig und sehr lecker . Probiert die gelbe Melone…
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  • 20 Before and Afters of The Absolute Beastliest Bodybuilders Ever

    Dan Maciejewski
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:34 am
    Hey guys, stop your daily dose of trolling the comment section of Rich Piana’s videos and listen up. It’s easy to see guys like Arnold and Zane and think how unattainable their physiques really are. But truthfully, we all start somewhere. Here are a few transformations to help you guys get motivated to document your progress […] The post 20 Before and Afters of The Absolute Beastliest Bodybuilders Ever appeared first on .
  • Here’s What Happens When Strangers On The Internet Aren’t Assholes To a 700lb Man

    Jonathan Leonard
    25 Jul 2015 | 12:46 am
    Dramatic weight loss stories always attest to the marvels of what dedication, resources, discipline, and support can do for people. Jesse Shand tells of one such inspiring weight loss story over at What makes Jesse Shand’s transformation more unique is that he was able to do it with the help of strangers on an internet […] The post Here’s What Happens When Strangers On The Internet Aren’t Assholes To a 700lb Man appeared first on .
  • A Lot of Gym Bros Used To Be Bullied: Now They’re Speaking Out

    Richard McConnell
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:57 pm
    As children and teenagers we live in a world of Darwinian struggle that takes the form of constantly having to fend off attacks by bullies, whether verbal or physical.  Like gold miners we stake claims to particular pieces of real estate, whether the basketball court, a table in the cafeteria, or the lord of all […] The post A Lot of Gym Bros Used To Be Bullied: Now They’re Speaking Out appeared first on .
  • The Best Weight Gain Shake You CAN’T Buy In Supplement Shops

    Richard McConnell
    22 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Are you ballin’ on a budget? Does a trip to the nutrition shop break your bank and leave you stacked with a cupboard full of supplements and a refrigerator full of nothing but Tobasco sauce? Do you constantly feel like you are being ripped off by supplement companies in your quest for gains? Are you […] The post The Best Weight Gain Shake You CAN’T Buy In Supplement Shops appeared first on .
  • Ronnie Coleman Says That Modern Gym Bros Don’t Even Lift

    SMB Staff
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:08 pm
    “Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but nobody wants to lift no heavy-ass weights.” We have all heard it before. It’s on everything from T-Shirts to coffee mugs. It’s basically a mantra for anybody that takes the gym  seriously and is tired of seeing all of the imposters who are here to take a few […] The post Ronnie Coleman Says That Modern Gym Bros Don’t Even Lift appeared first on .
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  • Walks And Walking – Paddlesworth Walk In Kent

    David Knockton
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Walks And Walking – Paddlesworth Walk In Kent This was a lovely 7 mile circular Paddlesworth walk in Kent from Peene village up to the edge of Hawkinge and back down along the North Downs Way and the Saxon Shore Way, including a good stop off at the Folkestone White Horse. We parked the car […] The post Walks And Walking – Paddlesworth Walk In Kent appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Monks Horton Walk In Kent

    David Knockton
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:49 am
    Walks And Walking – Monks Horton Walk In Kent This was another excellent circular walk along the Kent Downs Way. This Monks Horton walk in Kent covered 9 miles from Farthing Common to Brabourne, heading down to Horton Priory and back up to Hempton Farm. Tedi and I parked the car at the Farthing Common […] The post Walks And Walking – Monks Horton Walk In Kent appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Etchinghill Walk In Kent

    David Knockton
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    Walks And Walking – Etchinghill Walk In Kent This was a great 8 mile circular walk in Etchinghill, a small village just off the A20 on the Canterbury Road, Kent. Tedi and I parked the car in Teddars Leas Road and walked right up passed The Gatekeeper pub following Canterbury Road all the way up […] The post Walks And Walking – Etchinghill Walk In Kent appeared first on .
  • KEEN Clearwater Leather CNX Walking Sandals

    David Knockton
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    KEEN Clearwater Leather CNX Walking Sandals I have never been what you might call a ‘sandals person’ but as we are now in the middle of the summer, and I do suffer from very hot feet in most other types of walking boots and shoes, I thought I’d give it a try. It was perfect […] The post KEEN Clearwater Leather CNX Walking Sandals appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Newington Walk In Kent

    David Knockton
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:33 am
    Walks And Walking – Newington Walk In Kent This was a truly delightful 5 mile circular walk in Newington, just off the A20 before the Cheriton interchange in Kent. We parked the car opposite the church and followed the signposts for the Elham Valley Way up the road, passed the railway museum, walking left at […] The post Walks And Walking – Newington Walk In Kent appeared first on .
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  • The Simple Trick to Not Skipping the Gym

    Paul Wintergerst Jul 28, 2015
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:08 am
    As I write this it is the end of July.  Between all the traveling and work the summer has always been the toughest time of year for me to stay consistent getting to the gym.    However, this summer I did do a much better job staying consistent.    Whether it was going to a PhatBurn class or just going for a bike ride during these beautiful summer months I have managed to get in five solid days of training every week all summer.   How do you do it?   The answer is so simple you’re going to laugh,
  • Do Ripped Girls Eat Out?

    Paul Wintergerst Jul 19, 2015
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    We know you always start your week off right.  You make healthy eating choices and hit the gym religiously.  The normal routine of your work week provides the structure necessary to stay on track and that feels good.   Then the weekend hits and all bets are off.   So what do ripped girls do?  Do they even enjoy themselves?  Do they eat out?   The answer is YES, just follow these choices to stay on track when you go out to eat.       Italian Restaurant: Choose grilled chicken or fish with grilled
  • The Weekends Are Making You Fat!

    Paul Wintergerst Jun 28, 2015
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:51 am
    I recently sat down to lunch with Don. Don has done PhatBurn in the past and has had fantastic results eating the food coupled with the studio workouts.  He has a goal to get down to 220 from about 255 before his birthday this August.  Because of his busy workload he wanted to prove he could do it just by eating our food and doing workouts at a gym close to his house when he could find the time knowing he couldn't commit to five days a week at the studio.   What Don did that is awesome is a
  • How Hard Is It To Eat Perfect?

    Paul Wintergerst May 26,2015
    26 May 2015 | 1:19 pm
    How Hard Is It To Eat Perfect?   Very hard...   But only in the beginning.     In my experience the whole thing has to do with delayed gratification.   When you first start eating well and working out you may not see results right away. Doing something and getting no result makes it harder to want to keep doing it.   If you have the willpower to stick it out and get the result you desire it starts getting easier and easier because you achieved the delayed reward.  Your hard work paid off.    
  • What is the difference between a starch and a carb?

    Paul Wintergerst May 14, 2015
    14 May 2015 | 6:45 am
      The problem here is the question itself.  A starch is actually a type of carb.   There are 3 classifications of carbohydrates.  1. Sugar 2. Starch 3. Fiber   These classifications are grouped into 2 types: 1. Simple Carbs 2. Complex Carbs   So the question at hand really should be what is the difference between a complex carb (starches & fructose) and simple carbs (sugar)?  Make sense?   Sugar is comprised of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, which are organized into single units.   Sugars contain
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • 6 Things All The Big Guys Do To Build Muscle Faster

    Mark McManus
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    Did you see my recent article where I spelled out 5 mistakes people make that kill their gains? Well, there are also certain things that all successful guys do in this game. The guys and girls who have achieved their goals (me included) all do the following 6 things. How many are you doing?   (1) THEY ARE […]
  • The Best Bodybuilding Diet Revealed

    Mark McManus
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:52 pm
    This, I believe, is the best body building diet for natural bodybuilders to build maximum muscle.
  • 1 Mind Hack That Allows You To Achieve Your Goals

    Mark McManus
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    I was going to call this article ‘How to Install a Successful Person’s Mindset into your Brain‘… Because that’s essentially what this is all about. I think you’ll love this post. It may even change your life. Even Will Smith agrees with me – you’ll see below. Just take 5 minutes to read it and […]
  • (Video) How To Make Your Own Cheap Pre-Workout At Home (full instructions)

    Mark McManus
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    I’ve got a real treat for you today… the world’s cheapest pre-workout supplement. Depending on how often you train you can get up to almost a year’s supply of this POTENT pre-workout for $40!!    While I’ve talked about my homemade pre-workout cocktail before (see here), this time I have a high-quality video made by MuscleHack reader Juanito Taveras. […]
  • 5 Mistakes I Made When I Started Bodybuilding. Here’s What NOT To Do…

    Mark McManus
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    When I started training years ago, my goal was simple: I’m too skinny, let’s build some damn muscle! As it turned out, the learning curve was a lot steeper than I had thought. Everyone had an opinion…and I listened to nearly all of them. Most of it was unscientific garbage, or “broscience” as we say […]
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    National Personal Training Institute » Blog

  • Avoiding Repetitive Knee Injuries While Riding a Bike

    Casey McIlvaine
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    With the high cost of gas, concern for the environment and obesity at an all time high, bike riding has become the main form of transportation for many commuters. Not only can you cut down on pollution and spend less time sitting in traffic, but you can also help reach your daily fitness goals. However, riding a bicycle can take a toll on your knees, if not done properly. While in a gym working out, you are much more cautious of your form rather then when bicycling outdoors. This article will discuss the importance of your bike being set up appropriately, and will go through the steps of…
  • Best Foods (and Serving Sizes) to Eat Before and After Exercise

    Liz Bowen
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:37 am
    When starting an exercise routine it is important to learn how to nutritionally prepare before, during and after exercise. Here are a few tips on the best foods to eat before and after exercise. Choosing the right foods to go with exercise is all about maximizing the effectiveness of the exercise sessions. The goal is to help to prepare your muscles before, and aid in repairing them after, training sessions. In the longer term this helps to keep you healthy by bolstering your immune system. The first thing to remember is that you should try to eat at least 30 minutes beforehand (regardless of…
  • The Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients

    Casey McIlvaine
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:22 am
    Although every form of cancer and every patient may be different, one of the few aspects that medical researchers and specialists can agree on is that exercise is most often a beneficial tool in fighting it. Recent research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute is further proof of how exercise benefits cancer patients. In the study conducted at Kansas State University, researchers found that not only would exercise benefit in terms of suppressing the negative psychological aspects of cancer, but it had a profound impact on its physical properties within the body. The…
  • A Health and Safety Guide to Exercising in the Heat

    Liz Bowen
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:38 am
    Summertime is great for getting outdoors and changing up your workout routine into something fun and healthy – but it doesn’t come without risks! Temperatures around the country have hit record highs during the past few summer seasons, and this summer isn’t expected to be any different. When you’re exercising in the heat, pay attention to the signs that your body may need a break. And take precautions to ensure that you can enjoy the weather in a safe, healthy way. Click on the image to enlarge. As a personal trainer, it’s important to make sure your clients are…
  • What is the Ideal Amount of Exercise?

    Casey McIlvaine
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:14 am
    Every personal trainer gets the question from people about what is the ideal amount of exercise. While there is no universally correct answer, there have been two recent studies that provide scientific evidence that there is clearly too little exercise and the diminishing returns that can be gained by going overboard. According to the current CDC physical activity guidelines, they suggest 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week to build and maintain health and fitness. The ongoing questions for most people are: what constitutes moderate exercise; is this suggestion the minimum; and if so,…
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    Bowflex Insider

  • How to do Hamstring Curls with Dumbbells

    Anna Arsenault aka "MomStrong"
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    Anna Arsenault, aka MomStrong, is always looking for quick and efficient ways to fit an exercise into her busy, active, mom-of-four days, so she can keep her fitness levels up to compete in obstacle course races like Spartan Race. Check out the video below to see how she uses a dumbbell to do a quick set of hamstring curls to work on her leg strength: Follow Anna on Instagram at @momstrong4 and Facebook at Do you have any tips for quick ways to get workouts in at home? Share them in the comments below.
  • Healthy Summer Recipe: Kelp Noodle Salad

    Jennifer Galardi
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    I can’t be sure where you are when you sit down to read this, but likely, if you’re somewhere in the United States, it’s hot. While I don’t advocate a raw food diet for everyone all the time, if you’re going to stay away from the stove, summer is surely the season to do it. Here’s one of my favorite raw recipes that is usually an all around hit — even hard core foodies love this light refreshing take on noodles when the temperatures soar. You may not easily find kelp noodles in your neck of the woods, but check your local health food store and ask for them. If they don’t…
  • Friday Fives: July 24th

    Bowflex Insider Team
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Need to overhaul your snacking habits? Not getting your full eight hours of sleep? Looking for the best ways to fuel your workouts? Click through our favorite posts from health and fitness bloggers this week: Start snacking the smart way with these 88 snack ideas from The Greatist — all under 100 calories. Run to the Finish published 19 tasty gluten-free desserts to try this summer. From Nerd Fitness, here are seven new push-up variations to try. Blogger Kimberly of Manifest Yourself shares her best tips for managing a healthy sleeping regime. Fuel your workout with these 11 healthy…
  • Fit Tip Thursday: The Three Best Bodyweight Exercises

    Tom Holland
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    No matter who you are — man or woman, young or old, beginner or professional athlete — every well-rounded fitness program incorporates bodyweight exercises, for a few simple reasons. They are functional and they require nothing except your relationship with gravity. You can do them at home, outside, while traveling, whenever and wherever you want. Most importantly they are tremendously effective at eliciting the desired results. Here are three of my favorite bodyweight exercises: I have busy executive clients working bodyweight exercises into their daily routines: Doing wall-sits…
  • Exercise: It’s What You Gain That Counts

    Tom Holland
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    The focus on exercise has long been about losing weight and not much else. All that matters is our relationship with gravity, defined by a singular often arbitrary number, body weight, and how much that number decreases over time. And to many, it matters not where that weight loss comes from: fluid loss, muscle loss, whatever. Success in exercise has long been defined simply by “losing,” and that’s it. It’s time for a change. A complete, massive, major paradigm change. When it comes to exercise, we need to focus on what we gain, not what we lose. Here are a few things you gain from…
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    FitRated » Blog

  • Four Ways To Get Better Core Engagement

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Looking to improve your core strength? If so, one of the best ways to do so is not by hitting the crunch mats and spending hours crunching away each week. Instead, you want to focus on how you can recruit your core muscles to a larger degree during your workout session. Remember, your abs are... [Keep reading]
  • 4 Push-Up Variations That’ll Firm Your Arms In A Hurry

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Want to tone up your arms while adding great muscle definition? If so, you need to know about a few key push-up variations that will get the job done in a hurry. The push-up exercise is far too often overlooked for weight based moves, which is a shame because it has many benefits to offer.... [Keep reading]
  • 4 Unrecognized Benefits Of Yoga

    17 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re like some women, you tend to spend most of your fitness time focused on cardio and weight training sessions. And while this is great because those are two very beneficial forms of exercise, you should not be overlooking the benefits that yoga has to offer. When most people think about the benefits of... [Keep reading]
  • Best Carb Sources For Long-Lasting Energy

    10 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have a busy day ahead or you’re simply planning an extended workout session that will last for a number of hours, one thing that you’ll be wanting to think about is the carbohydrate sources you’re eating. Eat the wrong carbs and you might get a good burst of energy, only to soon see... [Keep reading]
  • Simple Steps To A More Effective Arms Workout Session

    3 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have the goal of building stronger arms, you’re likely in the gym performing a number of different bicep curl variations along with tricep exercises. And while this is a great start, there are a few other factors that you need to take into account to ensure that your arms workout is as effective... [Keep reading]
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  • Varsity Summer Series Race #3

    19 Jul 2015 | 6:34 pm
    The annual Varsity Sports Summer Series is held during the summer months at Varsity Sports Mandeville. The four 2 mile fun runs take place in June and July. Wednesday was race #3 and the theme was Rock N Roll. The word of the day was hot. The second word of the day was humidity. You get the picture. I was concerned about the heat going into this race because I was having trouble running in the afternoon on Monday. The heat has been near record breaking in southern Louisiana and the heat index has been averaging 110-115. I decided to forget a costume this week since it was too hot at the last…
  • Four on the 4th

    19 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    The Four on the 4th 4 mile race was held Saturday July 4 at Hubie Gallagher Park in Covington, LA. This annual tradition is hosted by the 15th Street Flyers Running Club and is a favorite race among local runners. The event includes the 4 mile race, a kids race, pie eating contest, donut eating contest, push-up contest, and the crowd favorite: the Budweiser Bikini Beer Mile. I had to work the whole July 4th weekend, lucky me, but I was on nightshift. I got off a 5:00am Saturday morning and headed straight to the race site. The race crew was already hard at work setting up so I volunteered…
  • Armadillo Dash

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:46 pm
    With the blazing Louisiana heat and humidity my summer race calendar has been scarce. Even though races are still held in the summer months there are fewer to choose from. I was determined to find a race to do last weekend since I was off of work and did not have much planned. For those of you that know me, you know I am not a fan of trail runs….at all. Yes I ran cross-country in high school in college but those races were basically running in mowed grass and up and down levees. There is just something about the uneven surfaces and branches that makes me think I am going to sprain my…
  • June and July Races

    25 Jun 2015 | 10:41 pm
    All Comers Track Meet Various Distances Friday June 26, 2015 6:00pm Jefferson, LA Lakeside Country Club Kids Triathlon Triathlon Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00am Metairie, LA Armadillo Dash 3 mile trail run Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00am Norco, LA Woolmarket Duathlon #3 3m run, 11m bike, 1m run Saturday June 27, 2015 8:00am Woolmarket, MS Wesson Memorial 2 mile run Saturday July 4, 2015 8:00am Ocean Springs, MS Crab Festival 5K 3.1 miles Saturday July 4, 2015 8:00am Bay St. Louis, MS Four on the Fourth 4 miles Saturday July 4, 2015 7:00am Covington, LA Freedom Mile 1 mile Saturday July 4, 2015…
  • Varsity Sports Summer Series #2

    21 Jun 2015 | 8:53 am
    The second race of the annual Varsity Sports Summer Series was held Wednesday evening at Varsity Sports in Mandeville. The Summer Series consist of four 2 mile races, half mile for the kids, held over a two month period during the summer. The races have fun themes and are sponsored by running shoe and apparel companies. I had to miss the first race this year since I was cruising the Caribbean, awful, I know. I was excited for this race because of the “Superhero” theme. I already had a caped Batman shirt ready to go. After last week’s not so great effort at the hot and humid…
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Flat Bench (Straight Bar)

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor). The secondary muscles stressed are the shoulders and triceps. Starting Position While lying flat on a bench with your forehead underneath the bar, push your chest up toward the ceiling and squeeze your shoulder blades together. This will help isolate all three sections of muscles in the chest. Using the suggested grip, lift the bar out of the rack with your arms straight up and place it according to its decent. Movement Take two to three seconds to lower the bar to the middle of your…
  • Make the Most Out of Your Workouts

    NFPT Staff Writer
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Are you making the most of your exercise time? If the time you have for exercise is limited, you would probably like to get the maximum possible benefits from that time. The following questions will help you evaluate your exercise program and decide whether you would like to make some changes to maximize your health and fitness benefits. What are your health and fitness goals? Goals can change over time, so it’s a good idea to re-examine your goals every few months. You can adjust your exercise program accordingly. For example, if you are feeling tight from running every day, maybe…
  • Donkey Calf Raise

    21 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Emphasis This movement stresses the muscles in the lower leg (specifically the gastrocnemius). Starting Position Hold on to a railing or a straight bar on a rack at waist level. With your hips at 90 degrees bend your knees until you can get your waist under the pad (keep your back straight). Straighten your legs until your knees are slightly bent. Movement Interior of sport club with equipment Moving only your ankles, take two to three seconds to lower your heels down until you feel a comfortable stretch in your calves; then contract your calf muscles and return to the starting position.
  • The Ideal Way to Measure Fat Loss

    Bev Hosford
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    “I haven’t lost any weight” is a statement most personal trainers dread. How do you address clients after they step off an unchanged scale? Sometimes their clothes fit better, but seeing the same number on the scale week after week is usually disappointing.  You might explain to them that they could have lost fat, but gained muscle – accounting for the lack of change.  As they look at you with doubt, this is the moment of truth.Did you take other measurements before they started working with you?  Methods Used to Measure Weight Loss 1. Photos.  Make sure the client wears…
  • Seated Calf Raise

    14 Jul 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in the lower leg (specifically the soleous). Starting Position With the balls of your feet on the platform, raise the weight up and move the support post out from under the weight. Movement Take two to three seconds to lower the weight down until you feel a comfortable stretch in your calf. Push the weight back up to the starting position. Contract your calf hard throughout the entire movement (positive phase). Training Tips Turning your toes in toward the middle wills tress the inside of your calf. Turning your toes out…
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    Big Fit Deal®

  • Unlikely Allies

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:56 am
    Let’s talk about three things: Hollywood is notorious for lack of body diversity, because somewhere along the way, the men in charge decided that pretty much one female body type (thin) is good/worth looking at/worth being. Finding body-positivity allies is the best. There aren’t a lot of body-positive allies to be found in Hollywood, because The post Unlikely Allies appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Ending the Struggle

    8 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Someone said to me the other day, “I’ve struggled with my body my whole life, too.” I felt sad for this person, but it was the “too” that got me. It’s true that I spent many, many years fighting my body. Sometimes just mentally – hating it for its size and shape, wishing it would The post Ending the Struggle appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • This Is My Fight Song

    15 Jun 2015 | 9:18 am
    Come back with me in time for a minute. Imagine being 14 years old, getting ready to enter high school. You really like a sport – say, volleyball. And you start asking questions about the junior varsity team, when try-outs are, how you can sign up. Now imagine getting a letter at home from the volleyball coaches. The post This Is My Fight Song appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • All Fired Up

    8 Jun 2015 | 5:04 am
    Hi, everybody! I’m back from my hiatus, and hope you’re still around and ready to talk about some body positive stuff. Let’s get some housekeeping out of the way first, and then I’ll tell you what got me so fired up that I had to start blogging again. The project I mentioned back in April The post All Fired Up appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Burnout

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:16 am
    I’m suffering from a pretty big case of burnout, y’all. I’m gonna tell you why, and then I’m gonna tell you what I’m doing about it. Hopefully, you’ll stick with me through this rough patch and be here when I get back. So, the reasons for my burnout are two-fold. First, to be completely honest, The post Burnout appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
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    Serrano Strength

  • 3 Ways Heavy Carries Can Help You

    8 Jul 2015 | 3:13 pm
    The first time I discovered heavy carries was during my freshman year of high school. I was following Elliott Hulse when he first came out on YouTube, and at the time most of his videos were all about strongman training. The pure strength and power necessary to lift heavy loads and walk with them was... Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I learn through my journey and become a top strength…
  • Ingredients Over Everything

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:28 pm
    It’s taken me over 10 years to understand the concept of ingredients over everything. This simple phrase can transform your body and the way you look at food forever. When I first began my journey into health and fitness I was like most people. I fell for most of the hype food companies threw around.... Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I learn through my journey and become a top…
  • This Is My “Why”

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Did you miss me? I know I’ve been MIA from SerranoStrength for a few weeks now, but I’ve been hard at work building my personal training business from the ground up. For the past 6 weeks, I’ve immersed myself in fitness business information, trying to learn as much as I could before applying everything I’ve... Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I learn through my…
  • My First Experience with Strength Training

    1 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    My first dabble with strength training was far from a pretty site. I remember it like it was yesterday, I only lasted 3 weeks. Back in the day when I first started learning about strength training I was reading stuff about Louie Simmons and his Westside Barbell program and Joe Defranco with his WS4SB program.... Related Posts: Training with Purpose Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I…
  • Why I Decided To Drop Out Of College

    20 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Growing up I was never really the best student, I was mediocre at best. If I had to label myself and pick a letter grade that I would fall under it would most likely be C’s and D’s. Luckily I never failed a class. But I never really excelled in one either, other than gym class. ... Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I learn through my journey and become a top strength coach…
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    Meditation Relax Club - Relaxing Meditation Music, and Health Tips for your Wellness

  • A Spa Like Sea: Health Benefits of Water and Salt

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:22 am
    The holiday season is here! Will you be going to the sea this summer? You might be amazed to know about all the health benefits it could give you… You could argue that every vacation brings serenity and makes you feel better. But going to the sea has its very own health benefits that you could not find anywhere else! People are very often unaware about the special properties of ocean water and sea salt benefits. So here are the powers your body will experience if you decide to head to the beach this summer! Among the health benefits of water, we find the power to lower blood pressure.
  • #MondaySongs: Free Relaxing Background Music of the Week – Pause Cafè Jazz Music

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    Do you sometimes feel overworked? Are you feeling stressed and irritated with your boss or collegues with no specific reasons? I think you need a break! It’s okay to take your mind off of work and do something you truly enjoy sometimes, but it’s also really important to have a break during the working day, because your mind needs it. If you’re having a crazy working day, it’s better if you have a little 5 minute-pause to clear your mind, to breathe and relax to restart your work with a refreshed mind. You can have a coffee break, better if it’s a “decaffeinated”…
  • Common Errors to Avoid in A Healthy Weight Loss Diet

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:54 am
    What looks like a great plan in order to lose weight may sometimes not really be so… Here are 5 common errors you can make during what you believe to be a healthy weight loss diet. Replacing a Meal with Just Fruit A healthy meal should contain the right percentage of each nutrient. Just filling yourself up with fruit may look like a healthy meal, but in truth you are not eating right. Fruit is not balanced enough, and it does not fill you up! In just a couple of hours you will find yourself staring at the fridge with a strong desire for something to fill that uncomfortable hole in your…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Meditation Background Music of the Week – Touch Therapy Meditations

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:24 am
    Touch Therapy or Therapeutic Touch, known as TT or non-contact therapeutic touch is a sort of psudoscientific therapy based on the energy that surrounds our body. Practitioners of TT are able to heal by placing their hands on the patient, detecting problems and manipulating his energy field in order to reduce pain or mind problems like anxiety. This sort of healing touch therapy requires a very important element: the power of the patient. Talking about the energy of the single subject, this energy needs to be guided in the direction of healing not only by the specialist, but also directly…
  • Feel Good Foods To Eat While You’re In A Bad Mood

    16 Jul 2015 | 12:44 am
    Did you think that a diet’s only purpose is to lose or gain weight? Think again! Here is a list of feel good foods to eat while you are in a bad mood. We need food to go through our daily routine, and what we eat influences us more than what you would expect. We are what we eat, they say. Have you ever though about how what we take in influences us on a chemical level and on a psychological one? They can help you feel energized or more awake, depending on what you choose to eat. So what are the best feel good foods that improve mood to eat while you are feeling down? Check out our list…
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  • Sorbothane Men’s / Women’s Ultra Graphite Arch Insoles

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    This Sorbothane insole / insert is designed with an innovative system of support and cushioning like you would find in high-end running shoes. The graphite arch offers stability and support to prevent overpronation (foot rolling inward). An energy core metatarsal insert offers extra shock absorption in the forefoot and returns energy to add a spring to your step. A heel insert made of Sorbothane, one of the most shock-absorbing materials in the world, helps reduce heel pain. It’s all topped with a layer of cushy, supportive polyurethane foam and a moisture-wicking, textured Poron…
  • Sorbothane Ultra Graphite Medium Arch Insole W 12, M 9.5-10.5 (Metric 42-44) – E by Sorbothane

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    Perfect for Running, Walking, Hiking, Work, Boots, Basketball, Military, Aerobics, Tennis, and More, Composite carbon fiber arch for maximum arch support. Will not collapse like lesser insoles with plastic arch support, Antimicrobial, moisture wicking top cover helps keep feet dry and prevents odor, Extra Sorbothane shock protection in the ball-of-foot and heel, Molded heel cup for extra stability and supportSorbothane Ultra Graphite Medium Arch Insole W 12, M 9.5-10.5 (Metric 42-44) – E
  • Sorbothane 3/4 Ultra Graphite Arch Insole W 13-14, M 11-13.5 (Metric 44-47) – 4

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    The Sorbothane 3/4 Ultra Graphite Arch Insole is a 3/4 length insole that combines an orthotic arch support with Sorbothane cushioning comfort and foot-strike protection. Designed for all activities, it provides support and comfort with every step. The carbon fiber arch is for medium to high arches. Sorbothane insoles are so effective that they have been approved and recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The 3/4 insole works well in all types of shoes including athletic shoes, dress shoes and boots. Sorbothane is the only insole material that absorbs up to 94.7% of impact…
  • Sorbothane Ultra High Arch Insole W 10.5-11.5, M 8-9 (Metric 41-42) – D

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    The Sorbothane Ultra High Arch insole combines unmatched orthotic arch support with Sorbothane foot-strike protection. Designed for all activities, it provides support and comfort with every step. The carbon fiber arch is for high arches, for medium arches try our Ultra Graphite Medium Arch insoles. Sorbothane insoles are so effective that they have been approved and recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The High Arch insole works well in all types of shoes including athletic shoes, work shoes and boots. Sorbothane is the only insole material that absorbs up to 94.7% of…
  • Rxsorbo Sorbothane Ultra Orthotic High Arch Insole

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    The RxSorbo Ultra Orthotic High Arch insole combines unmatched orthotic arch support with Sorbothane foot-strike protection. Designed for all activities, it provides support and comfort with every step. The carbon fiber arch is for high arches, for medium arches try our Ultra Orthotic Medium Arch insoles. RxSorbo insoles are so effective that they have been approved and recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association. The High Arch insole works well in all types of shoes including athletic shoes, work shoes and boots. Sorbothane is the only insole material that absorbs up to 94.7…
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    Skill Based Fitness

  • What’s Better: A Split Routine or Total Body Routine?

    Darren Beattie
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Split routines, or as I like to call them Frankenstein routines (hat-tip to Dan John…) are synonymous with bodybuilding circles. Few days escape me when I’m not asked a question about a split routine, or to critique a program. Almost all young men new to the gym (and not in an athletic training environment) will [...] The post What’s Better: A Split Routine or Total Body Routine? appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • The Best Kept Secret of the Fitness Industry

    Darren Beattie
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:49 pm
    In 2013, I wrote this answer on Quora about the best kept secrets of the fitness industry. It’s been read more than 70,000 times and is one of my most read articles anywhere, ever. It also still applies 2 years later. Read Quote of Darren Beattie’s answer to What are the best-kept secrets about exercise, fitness, [...] The post The Best Kept Secret of the Fitness Industry appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • Fat Loss: How to Lose 20% of Your Bodyweight with Ease

    Darren Beattie
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Current dogma suggests that all you need to do is eat less and exercise more, or reduce your calories in and increase your calories out. Or maybe just blame carbs, that’s trendy these days… Sadly the communication between scientists in a lab and the general population has been drastically simplified and overblown to mean something [...] The post Fat Loss: How to Lose 20% of Your Bodyweight with Ease appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • Why People Don’t Achieve New Years Resolutions

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

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

    Ashwin Kak
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:38 pm
    If you feel like your workout program isn’t giving you the results you were hoping for, now is the time to make some changes. Some basic shifts in the way you approach your workout can make a drastic difference, so take a few moments to consider these 10 simple ways to improve your exercise sessions.1. Change Your DietThe food that you eat is the fuel in your body’s gas tank, and if you are not eating right, you will not be able to exercise right. Eat nutritious meals at the same time each day, keep snacking to a minimum, and avoid junk food.2. Get MotivatedEveryone has their own ways to…
  • 4 Must-Have Ingredients For Your Pre-Workout

    Ashwin Kak
    8 Jul 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Pre-workout supplements can give you an extra push while working out in the gym, but it’s quite easy to get confused in the sea of names and packaging. Here’s our list of four key ingredients that will help you decide your next pre-workout purchase, and why you want them:1. CaffeineIt is a quick source of energy that gets you ready to crush some weights. Plus, it’s a performance booster for both endurance and maximal exercises. Proven to decrease fatigue and lower the perception of effort, caffeine gets you through your workout smoothly.Dosage: 200-500mg, or 1.8-2.7mg per kg…
  • Getting Ripped: How To Build More Muscle

    Ashwin Kak
    19 May 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Summer is coming and you have decided to add some muscle to your skinny frame. Of course, there is something bothering you: you are not quite sure where to start. Do not worry, it is not as difficult as it may seem, since you can make a noticeable change in no more than 30 days, which might be unbelievable at the moment, but it is absolutely true. In this article you will find many useful suggestions on how to improve your physique and add muscle mass to your body really quickly and easily.ExercisingAs you probably already know, visiting the gym is a must if you are expecting to gain muscle.
  • You’re Doing It Wrong: Eat This, Not That

    Ashwin Kak
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:20 pm
    If you’re sticking your head in the fridge every now and then, looking for a healthy meal idea, but are constantly removing it with a hand full of unhealthy snacks, here are some ideas which will keep your stomach full, and your mind where it belongs.A Healthy DietNo matter how much you work out, or how much you are looking after your body, without a good healthy diet you are not doing much. But it is not only important to choose food which is healthy per se; it is also important to determine whether what you are eating is organic or just grown to satisfy the masses. Remember that in order…
  • 5 Superb Ways To Get Back To Your Workout Routine

    Ashwin Kak
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    You’ve been off the gird for a while now. Maybe you’re not motivated enough. Worry not, we’re here for you. Here are some tips to get you back to your routine:1. Start SlowIf you think you can do too much too soon, then you’re obviously on the wrong track. You can’t make changes in your diet and start with an intense workout suddenly. You should make small, realistic changes. A good example would be to simply exercise every day if you’ve been inactive.2. Prepare Meals BeforehandIf you spend too much time preparing for meals that are healthier then…
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    Deadlift Workouts - #1 Deadlifting Resource!

  • Eddie Hall’s Deadlift Pyramid From Hell

    John Balboa
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    This needs no introduction…seriously…..
  • Barbell Deadlift VS. Clean Deadlift – Is There Any Difference?

    John Balboa
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:11 pm
    The difference is in the set up. The full squat is part of the clean deadlift, although the person takes the slack out of their body before the pull so the distinction of a clean deadlift from a conventional deadlift is more of splitting hairs than anything. Your sticking point (or weak point) in the lift is usually dictated by the bar position relative to your feet when you start: Bar closer to your shins means that the sticking point will be getting the bar off the floor, but if you can get it up you can lock it out. Bar closer to your toes means the sticking point will be more towards…
  • Coan/Phillipi Deadlift Routine – 10 Weeks To A New Max Attempt

    John Balboa
    20 Jun 2015 | 9:02 pm
    The 10-week deadlift program is designed by Ed Coan specifically for Mark Phillipi. This deadlift workout program is great for lifters who want to deadlift more to hone in on technique, return from a injury or for someone who wants to add some variety in their life. It is based of one workout a week where heavy & speed deadlifts are followed by various low-back intensive assistance exercises. In the first 4 weeks, it will focus on conditioning the back by using short rest periods and some high volume work. Program also consist of power shrugs to improve lockout technique. Last 6 weeks…
  • Question Of The Week: When do you recommend using a belt for deadlifts?

    John Balboa
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Q:   I’ve been trying to deadlift heavier (up to 380), but seem to have reached a plateau…the biggest obstacles seem to be my grip strength (thinking of using straps) and  pressure on the lower back. Is it time to use a belt? what are the drawbacks to using one? and should I just put it on when I get to the heavy sets?     A:  I would advise against either straps or a deadlift belt. Your grip and lower back seem to be weak points; you want to work on strengthening them and these pieces of equipment do the opposite, taking pressure off. You’ll end up with an…
  • 10 Ways To Break A Plateau! Supercharge Your Workouts! Part 2

    John Balboa
    2 Jun 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Part 2 of the extensive write-up on various techniques to bust that frustrating plateau. At any point of your training, you will come across whether you like them or not. We went through five techniques and secrets to shatter them, here is another five to avoid getting stuck in a rut. 6. Out with old: Vary your exercises Photo By Muscle Mag One reason certain body parts lead behind others might be because you keep feeding them saying exercises we in and week out. Your techniques for the intensity may be just fine, but your body has grown overly accustomed to the buffet moves you are serving.
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • The Many Health Benefits of Sweating

    Dr. Mercola
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola While many go to great lengths to avoid it, sweating actually has many important health- and beauty-related benefits. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and serves important roles just like any other bodily organ. For example, sweating helps your body: Maintain proper temperature and keep you from overheating Clean the pores, which will help eliminate blackheads and acne Expel toxins, which supports proper immune function and helps prevent diseases related to toxic overload Helps improve blood circulation Kill viruses and bacteria that cannot survive in temperatures…
  • Super Shoulder Toning Moves

    Dr. Mercola
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola You use your shoulders countless times in any given day. From washing your hair to picking up your kids or grandkids to opening your car door, think about how many activities would be hampered without working shoulder muscles. You may have experienced this disability firsthand, as 7.5 million people visit the doctor due to shoulder problems each year.1 Further, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), two out of every three adults will suffer from some type of shoulder disorder during their lifetime. Your shoulder is a complex ball-and-socket joint that’s used for…
  • How to Maximize Results from Your Push-Ups, from Beginners to Advanced Routines

    Dr. Mercola
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Push-ups are one of the simplest, least expensive, and yet most effective exercises to build a strong upper body and midsection, provided you do them correctly. By perfecting your technique, you can actually target different muscle groups, including not only your chest muscles but also your abs. Another boon: there are so many ways to vary the intensity and level of difficulty of a push-up – it's an exercise you can keep in your repertoire more or less indefinitely without hitting a plateau. I personally do 25 pushups twice a day. Time1 recently shared six ways to get the…
  • How Fit Are You, Really?

    Dr. Mercola
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola You have a chronological age, the one dictated by the days on the calendar and for which you probably celebrate birthdays each year. But you also have a biological age, which is based on the age of your body’s systems. Your biological age is not fixed. Rather, it’s influenced daily by the lifestyle choices you make, including exercise, diet, stress, sleep, and more. How your body and mind work at the age of 60, 70, 80, and beyond is the result of a small part, genetics, and a large part, lifestyle habits, particularly those that have persisted over the years. This is why…
  • High-Quality Whey Can Boost Exercise Benefits and Help Optimize Your Health and Longevity

    Dr. Mercola
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola As you age, your body gradually loses its ability to produce critical amino acids—the essential proteins you need for energy production, immune function, and muscle building. Your need for these amino acids also increases in times of high physical stress, like after a workout or when recovering from injury or illness. High-quality whey protein contains all the essential amino acids, and has the highest protein quality rating among all proteins to boot, making it a valuable food for health, longevity, and fitness. Whey protein is a by-product of the cheese manufacturing…
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    Renaissance Man Journal

  • Every Challenge Is An Opportunity: Change The Way You Think About Problems And Always Come Out On Top

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Life is full of struggle. Sometimes it seems as if you can’t catch a break. Everything is going against you. Only if you had been born taller, richer, more handsome, or stronger, then things could have been easier. Unfortunately, you got what you were dealt and there is no use in fretting about it. You have to work with what you got. However not everything depends on luck. There are many things that you can do to change your life around. If…
  • How To Quadruple Your Salary And Get The Job You Want

    21 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    I remember sitting in my chair at work one day, looking around and noticing all the sour faces sitting at their desks. It was an open office type of set-up which has become very trendy for big multinational conglomerates, but also increasingly started appearing in the smaller firms as well. Everyone was sitting, staring at their screens, clicking away. I thought to myself: I don’t want to do this. I didn’t want to work at this type of job for the rest of my life. Freshly out of university, I ended up getting hired to do what was essentially a dead-end job. Most of the talk at the…
  • What You Can Learn From The Chimps: Traits Of The Alpha Male Leader – Part 3

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:02 pm
    More lessons from the African Jungle to dominate in the Concrete Jungle. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. 7) Charisma An alpha is a bigger than life persona. His presence dominates the central stage. He exudes a certain energy and a magnetism that pulls others towards him. This natural aura that an alpha male leader has is called charisma. By having charisma, others are naturally drawn to him and he gets conferred respect from below. Individuals follow charismatic leaders because they want to, not because they are forced to. A charismatic leader is inspirational in the very essence of his…
  • What You Can Learn From The Chimps: Traits Of The Alpha Male Leader – Part 2

    3 Jun 2015 | 11:04 am
    More lessons from the African Jungle to dominate in the Concrete Jungle. Read Part 1 here: 5) Ruthlessness When his authority is challenged, an alpha needs to be ruthless and show everyone who is the boss. Christopher Boehm spent considerable time observing chimpanzees in the wild and writes: “I know from my ongoing tutelage that normally the alpha male will not allow other males to display when he does, for their displays are – in chimpanzee political language – challenges to his high status. Jealous of this authority, he carefully dominates everyday group scenes by rushing around…
  • What You Can Learn From The Chimps: Traits Of The Alpha Male Leader – Part 1

    31 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    What does it take to be a leader in today’s society? The way society looks in the modern world might have changed, but the old rules of rising to the top still continue to function in the same way as they did before. It is still a jungle out there and you need to understand the rules of the jungle, if you want to become a leader. Chimpanzee society is ruled by alpha males. These are the leaders of their groups, the dominant males. We can learn a lot from the way that things function in chimpanzee society and apply it in our own world. In a previous article, I have analyzed some…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • How to Evaluate Pain & Progress When Strength Training

    Shannon Fable
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    You know that "no pain, no gain" adage? It's totally wrong and potentially dangerous. Learn the essentials for building a smart strength training plan. The post How to Evaluate Pain & Progress When Strength Training appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • What’s Your Story? Share, Inspire & Win!

    Ben Bush
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Visit the new #MyAnytimeStory site to share your story, get inspired, and cheer on fellow Anytime Fitness members! The post What’s Your Story? Share, Inspire & Win! appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Bust a Move & Burn with Virtual Fitness

    Anytime Fitness
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Virtual dance classes are a fun and fabulous way to burn calories for National Dance Day—or any time you feel the beat! The post Bust a Move & Burn with Virtual Fitness appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Healthy Post-Game Snacks to Please Parents & Kids

    Carly Sippel
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do yourself and other parents a favor by choosing post-game snacks that are good fuel and not loaded with sugar. We can help! The post Healthy Post-Game Snacks to Please Parents & Kids appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Take Your Deviled Eggs Up A Notch (And Down in Calories)

    Kelly Fitzgerald
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Deviled eggs are flavorful, protein-packed crowd pleasers, especially when you have fun with the toppings and make them healthier with a few recipe tweaks. The post Take Your Deviled Eggs Up A Notch (And Down in Calories) appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Always Active Athletics

  • 10 Easy Food Swaps for Cutting 500 Calories a Day

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Easy food swaps that get big results! by Demmy James Strength and conditioning specialist and contributor at Muscle & Strength Editor’s Foreword: We are really excited for this highly actionable article from Muscle and Strength contributor and fitness specialist Demmy James. This nutrition piece breaks down how you can make easy, small food swaps in order to help save yourself from eating 500+ calories a day! That can add up fast and is some great DIY advice! Oh yeah, get only our best The post 10 Easy Food Swaps for Cutting 500 Calories a Day appeared first on Always Active…
  • 37 Top Experts Reveal Their “Secret” Fitness Tips: Part II

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    More of the best secret fitness tips around! by Josh Anderson M.S., CPT and Founder Always Active Athletics Alright, we are back with some awesome, off-beat fitness tips from the top experts in fitness, nutrition, physiology and even psychology – Part I was awesome with our first 15 experts! For Part II, we have 17 top experts lined up to dish out their best advice that might not be “main stream” yet and even some that is simply too important not to mention! The post 37 Top Experts Reveal Their “Secret” Fitness Tips: Part II appeared first on Always Active…
  • CleverYoga Stability Ball Review

    24 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    By now everyone has probably used or at least seen a yoga fitness ball – or commonly referred to as a stability ball. But what makes them so good? Are they simply used to improve your core? They all the same? Those are all very good questions and that’s why I was so glad that CleverYoga wanted us to review their yoga fitness ball! We put this stability ball to the test to check out its durability, how easy it was to actually The post CleverYoga Stability Ball Review appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
  • Your Skin After Weight Loss

    24 Jul 2015 | 5:56 am
    Facial skin after weight loss – a big deal? by Lisa Hill Beauty and lifestyle blogger Editor’s Foreword: Before anyone jumps the gun here, this article is about how losing a large amount of weight can affect your skin (more specifically your facial skin) and isn’t making a case to not lose weight. In fact, the author says, “Losing weight should definitely be your primary goal, but make sure that in the process you take care of your skin too.” So if you are interested in your facial skin (and really how The post Your Skin After Weight Loss appeared first…
  • 9x9x9 Full Body Workout

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    Give this 9x9x9 full body workout a try! by Ron Achenbach Author, 5th Degree Black Belt, creator of Fusion 360pss and the owner of Karate America De Pere, Inc. Editor’s Foreword: We have another great quick but effective DIY workout that you can do anywhere at anytime. This bodyweight is great for at home, on-the-go or even at the office when you have a few minutes to kill! As usual, push yourself to get in as many reps (with proper form) and get it done quickly at a high The post 9x9x9 Full Body Workout appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
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    Sai Fitness Tips


    18 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Submitted courtesy of ThermiAesthetics By Dima Ali, M.D. WHAT IS THERMITIGHT? ThermiTight is a revolutionary aesthetic procedure, which delivers controlled thermal energy under the skin to reverse the effects of aging. ThermiTight is ideal for patients who want more results than non-invasive procedures can deliver and DO NOT want surgery. It’s great for problem areas of the face, neck, tummy and thighs. Clinical studies have shown ThermiTight to be safe and effective. HOW IT WORKS ThermiTight is a painless, micro-invasive procedure, which usually takes less than one hour,…
  • Female Masturabtion and our biggest myth ever.

    Shriya Sheetal
    9 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    “Masturbation is a man’s thing” it’s the biggest myth which we all have been saying in our daily life. A majority of women have been lying about masturbating as they feel shameful about masturbating. But seriously on reality ground masturbating is considered as one of the healthy exercises, masturbating is actually a healthy exercise which has equal effects on male and female and it’s not harmful for female sex life. Here are some common benefits of Masturbating Healthy for your brain and heart In studies it is found that Masturbation is very healthy for heart and brain.
  • If your partner is loosing interest in sex then its a warning for you.

    Shriya Sheetal
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    If you are all set to enjoy your sex with your partner but his disinterest or if he cannot achieve enough erection to have sex is putting your entire mood off then it’s the high time to consult a doctor. Erectile dysfunction this word might sound a bit strange but in common language we call it “Impotency”. The basic reason for a healthy erection is a good blood flow so this disease is somehow also related to cardiac diseases. Even according to a survey done on all the males who have faced cardiac problems such as a heart attack or
  • Steps to enjoy your healthy motherhood.

    Shriya Sheetal
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Motherhood is the very important stage of a woman’s life as motherhood actually transforms a woman in to a mother. Well as we all are aware about how motherhood has always been a very essential part of life of a woman. Motherhood is not only about giving birth but it’s also about taking care of a new soul which is lying in your womb so your actions will result in the baby’s health. Here I’ll tell you some basic ways to stay healthy and to keep your baby healthy. First of all put a full stop on all stop smoking
  • Women’s guide for fat loss

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:16 am
    You have probably discovered by now, considerably to your disgust, that your male counterparts appear to get a simpler time than you in the event a female aiming for fat loss you. Sadly, men do have some edges in regards to fat reduction, and that’s the reason why they often get leaner. With a few adjustments to your strategy, you can understand the success you are searching for provided you’re inclined to put in a few hard work. Why Men Have It Simpler There are just two primary reasons why females can not reach fat decrease than males. This really
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  • Things You Need for Your Affordable Home Gym

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Header photo via Modernize A drive to the gym after a long day can seem too inconvenient to be worth it. Sometimes you just don’t feel like waiting for machines or dodging small talk when you’re simply trying to break a sweat. If you enjoy working out but find yourself groaning about going to the gym a few times a week, you may be better off investing in your own personal gym. It could pay off both physically and financially in the long run–you’ll avoid perpetually spending money on a gym membership, and it’ll be plenty easy to get off the couch knowing a tough workout is just a…
  • How to Make Your Kitchen Healthier

    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    We all know how easy it is to succumb to poor food choices when they surround us. If there is one among us who can honestly say that they’ve never had a piece of leftover pizza for breakfast, well, let’s consider that person superhuman. For the rest of us an occasional poor choice may creep up when the opportunity presents itself. After all, an oatmeal cookie does have oatmeal in it, right? The trick to healthy living is to minimize these sorts of interactions. The best way to do that is to have and maintain a healthy kitchen. So how do you go about putting together a kitchen that leads…
  • How to Be More Productive Before Noon

    6 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rise and shine! Are you ready to kick your sluggish mornings to the curb? We have some great tips to keep you focused and organized so you can slash through that To-Do-List before the day is over…and still leave time for fun! 1. Rise with the sun We’ve all heard it before- “the early bird gets the worm.” No matter how much we want to roll our eyes as the cliche and hit that snooze button one more time, that little birdy has the right idea! There are only so many hours in a day, so what better way to be productive than to utilize every hour you can? Set your alarm for the a.m. and…
  • Pump Up Playlist

    4 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you find yourself bored of the same music ringing through your ears during a workout? Well we’ve got you covered! We have a playlist that will amp you up for your workout and keep you going strong ‘til the end! We’ve hand-selected songs with lyrics that will not only motivate you but also with beats that will energize your body! Here’s a peek at the line-up! How can you not be ready to kill a sweat sesh with these lyrics?! Bring it on, ring the alarm Don’t stop now, just be the champion Work it hard, like it’s your profession (Work B*tch) How you’re gonna upgrade…
  • Why Vaccines Rock – as told by awesome infographic

    4 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Now that Geoff and I are getting closer to having kids, decisions like this come up. I’ve always known that we’d vaccinate our children, but I appreciate learning why it’s necessary. Here’s an awesome resource about vaccines, how they work, and answers to any questions the vaccine nazi’s try to raise. The post Why Vaccines Rock – as told by awesome infographic appeared first on Fitzala. No related posts.
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  • Tips to Healthier Eating

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:37 am
    Eating healthy is often the key to having a great day, and the difference between being productive and dragging on your work, spending time ailed by something you could have taken care of with just a bite of some vitamin rich fruit. You should focus on keeping a healthy diet that will keep your organism [...]
  • The Rooting Trend of Gender Transitioning

    Emma William
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Gender transitioning is when a man or woman switches their gender to the one that they feel most comfortable as. People have been going through the transition for many years now, but it has recently jumped into the spotlight thanks to Bruce Jenner’s major transition to Caitlyn Jenner. Thanks to Caitlyn Jenner, many men around [...]
  • The Top Ten Best Wellness Programs for Senior Citizens

    Lizzie Weakley
    26 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Everyone dreads the day they are going to get old. Aging is unavoidable and getting old has its share of problems. If you have a d one who is a senior citizen or you are one yourself, there are some wellness programs you ought to beware about because eventually you or your d one will [...]
  • Smiling Tots: 5 Tooth Care Tips for Your Children

    Hannah Whittenly
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:20 am
    The teeth of children are essential to their development. They facilitate the proper development of speech, efficient chewing for problem-free digestion and a positive self-image that allows children to smile as they grow. This makes teaching your children the proper ways to take care of their teeth essential for fostering their development. Let’s explore five [...]
  • Liposuction: Get Acquainted with some Essential Facts!

    Dr. Vivek Kumar
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Many individuals believe that liposuction is the speedy and laid-back answer to surplus weight. With one visit to the doctor’s clinic, their fat will excitingly vanish and they will resume their life the next day, utterly transformed as a new creature. In point of fact, while liposuction can make an individual lo and feel transformed, [...]
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    Blog - JLL Fitness

  • Handy Tips on How to Lay out Your Gym

    JLL Fitness
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:37 am
    The lay out of your gym is essential in getting people to stay a member. The last thing a gym goer wants, is to turn up to your gym only to find that they are sitting using the chest press, while the person next to them on the shoulder press is uncomfortably close – this can be extremely off-putting! I know I’ve personally walked out of gyms and not looked back because of the layout, a lot of people are a little nervous when joining a new gym, and matters can be made worse when the cardio section for example is in full view of those going for a dip in the pool! Market Research World…
  • Exercises That Will Tone Your Body Ready for Your Holiday

    JLL Fitness
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:48 am
    Like any exercise, the longer you train, the more progress you will see, but we have chosen these exercises due to their high intensity and their focus on the parts of your body that you will be most conscious about in your swimwear. Remember to leave us a comment to let us know what results you see from trying out these exercises. Weight exercises These exercises will work your bum, thighs and arms, and if you do them twice a day in the lead up to your holiday, you will see a significant improvement in your body. The heavier the weights you use the more you will tone, but start off with 1kg…
  • Spice Up Your Summer Workout To Get That Bikini-Ready Body!

    Sarah Fisher
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    Bored of the Treadmill or Exercise Bike? Doing the same work out on the same piece of equipment day in day out can become tiresome and boring. Your body stops feeling challenged and the workouts become like chore, you stop looking forward to spending time on your equipment and before you know it its gathered dust and you have gained a few more pounds than you would like. As summer approaches we start to look at the celebrities in the magazines with their beach perfect bodies and mentally we are ready to dust off the old machines but physically our bodies are craving for something new and…
  • Staying fit: everyman’s everyday routines

    Norah Martin
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    A lot of people become extra hungry during the holiday season and eat more than they should. This surely has something to do with the holiday spirit, going home and visiting your family, but overeating is absolutely unnecessary. If you have to do something to get rid of the extra weight you gained and try to stay fit, here are some tips on how to do it without disrupting your everyday rituals and life. Food Choices This is the widest category with the biggest amount of choices – choose an apple, a sugar-free drink or low-fat milk instead of a chocolate bar, a soda or regular milk. Also, you…
  • Use Your Phone To Get Fitter with Personal Trainers

    Lee Brogan
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    There is no scarcity of personal trainers at the moment, and many fitness gurus are skilled in masses of specialist areas such as weight loss, pre and post natal training, performance training and older adult fitness. Personal training can take place in sessions at home, at work or anywhere else you feel comfortable. Boot camps are more and more common place and personal training professionals, can also aid and arrange 5:2 nutritional plans and workouts. Most people nowadays have demanding lives and there are factors such as time and affordability which will often discourage us from hiring a…
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  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Mobile Fitness Solutions

    Andrea Oh
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Mobile Fitness Solutions appeared first on Mobile Fitness Solutions Starting your own personal training business doesn’t necessarily require a massive outlay of costs of investment funding … it could start with some creativity and your ability to get mobile using your own vehicle (or possibly a truck) and bringing fitness to clients or client groups. In this week’s episode Pharoah Kafele ( […]
  • Lower Ab Workouts – Fact or Fiction?

    Andrea Oh
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:23 pm
    The post Lower Ab Workouts – Fact or Fiction? appeared first on Let’s be honest … we all have an obsession with abs (aka. “abdominal muscles”) and lower ab workouts. In fact, scientists say the stomach is included as one of the top five traits humans are most attracted to (this list also includes a person’s smile, eyes, breasts and hair). Regardless, this infatuation with perfectly chiseled abdominal muscles […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Planning for Presales

    Andrea Oh
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Planning for Presales appeared first on Planning for Presales Starting up a new personal training business or fitness studio is typically frightening because it requires overhead costs (i.e., lease on physical location, utilities, staff and professional services) and significant efforts to presell memberships/packages to ensure the business will survive once it opens its doors. When it comes to fitness studios or health […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | New Neighborhood … New Studio?

    Andrea Oh
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | New Neighborhood … New Studio? appeared first on New Neighborhood … New Studio? In this week’s Fitness Insight Podcast, the trio of superstar trainers discuss something that everyone has been asking about … STARTING UP A NEW BUSINESS! With over 50 years of experience in the fitness business between the group, including Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh (, they have witnessed and/or been […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | The Exercise vs. Nutrition Debate

    Andrea Oh
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:04 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | The Exercise vs. Nutrition Debate appeared first on The Exercise vs. Nutrition Debate It’s been a busy few weeks for the Fitness Insight “trio” of Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh (! Andrea came back from competing at the USAV Open Volleyball Tournament in Detroit, Pharoah just got back from Junior Nationals Physique Competition in Chicago … and Jamie confessed he CAN […]
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  • Rana Daggubati Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    17 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Rana Daggubati better known as Rana, is an Indian film actor, producer, visual effects co-ordinator, and photographer known for his works in Telugu cinema and Bollywood. Rana Daggubati was born in Chennai on December 14, 1984. He is six feet 3 inches tall with shoulders 45 inches and weights 95 kg. He has made an [...]
  • Prabhas Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    16 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    Prabhas is an Indian film actor known for his works exclusively in the Telugu cinema. He was born on October 23, 1979 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is six feet 2 inches tall. The actor used to weight 82 kilos and has gained 20 kilos for the role in his recent movie named Baahubali. He [...]
  • Kaley Cuoco Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    5 Jun 2015 | 2:18 am
    Kaley Cuoco more popularly known as ‘Penny’ from the well-known sitcom ‘The Bing Bang Theory’ is stunningly beautiful and possesses a body to die for. A perfectionist by nature she leaves no stone unturned when it comes to either her profession or keeping herself healthy and fit. She exercise regularly and compliments it with a [...]
  • Taylor Swift Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    30 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    American singer, songwriter Taylor Swift is one of the music artists to have achieved great heights of success at such a young age. With seven Grammy awards already in her pocket, this young star is determined to keep growing also in terms of the way she looks. Her recent stage performance during the Victoria’s Secret [...]
  • Lady Gaga Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    30 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    The American singer, songwriter, actress, composer all in all the sensational pop star Lady Gaga is not only known for her music and out of the box wardrobe choices but also for her fit and toned body with killer abs. Her stage performances where she pulls off difficult dance moves with the utmost ease is [...]
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Corporate Ladder

    Jen Sinkler
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    It’s finally summer in Minnesota! So, I’m taking the opportunity to bask in the heat, and I’m inviting you to join me for “The Corporate Ladder”! (And if you love it, check out “Ladder Lunacy,” too.) Tip: If you don’t have a ladder, just draw one with chalk on your sidewalk or driveway. Watch the video for full instructions and movement demonstrations and be sure to watch the whole way through to catch the bloopers at the end! (There are always bloopers.) “The Corporate Ladder”:  Complete as two rounds of each circuit before…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: Beach Party

    Jennifer Blake
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:36 am
    We’re in the thick of summer right now and that means, for those of us who live in the frozen tundra 8 months out of the year, that we up our fitness and our Vitamin D levels by taking our circuit workouts outside.  “Beach Party” doesn’t have to be done outdoors, of course, that’s the beauty: you can take this one into the gym or on the road with you for summer traveling as well! “Beach Party” is an ascending chain with five bodyweight exercises linked together and the reps increasing by two for each movement. First, complete the Bodyweight Jumping…
  • Tame the Tate Press

    Jen Sinkler
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Looks weird, doesn’t it? This exercise is called the Tate press, and it’s fantastic for cheaters. And I am a cheater. Let me explain. Or rather, let my coach, Alex Viada, founder of Complete Human Performance, explain. “Though the number one method for improving the bench press is to spend more time bench pressing, when volume increases, overuse issues may arise,” says Viada. “Weak links often paradoxically become weaker — your body instinctively falls into its ‘stronger’ patterns, and any muscles that overcompensate slightly when you’re fresh take over…
  • 3 Ways To Bust Out Of A Training Rut

    Jennifer Blake
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:44 pm
    I’ve got a secret for you: Everyone, no matter his or her strength level or prowess in the gym, has experienced a training rut on some level. Training ruts are where PRs are harder fought, body composition changes are stagnant, recovery is lacking, or where enthusiasm for your training program has gone to die. Whether you start your fitness journey with Tivo’ed workouts on a fitness channel, at a commercial gym going to cycling classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m., at your local CrossFit box thrusting your face off, or at an old-school gym filled with iron,…
  • Unapologetically Strong Coaching now officially OPEN!

    Jen Sinkler
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Whenever a potential member walks through the doors of The Movement Minneapolis, more often than not the reason they do is because they are urgently looking for something different than what they’re currently doing. Oftentimes, they feel like they’ve tried everything and had little success, or they had some initial success and then hit a wall. Some people come in with minor to not-so-minor injuries from previous workout programs. Most of them have, as my co-coach JVB likes to say, “done a Google” before they come in, so they know that The Movement Minneapolis rolls a…
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  • Spin Bike vs Exercise Bike

    Jane McCafferty
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:08 pm
    If you’re looking to buy an exercise bike, then you are probably wondering what would be best type of bike for you. You might be wondering whether a spinning bike or an upright bike is the better choice. You might want to know which one will meet your needs better. Well, there really is no […] The post Spin Bike vs Exercise Bike appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • The Six Stages of Teaching a Child How to Cycle Safely

    Jane McCafferty
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    For many parents, a keen love of cycling is something which has to be put on the back burner for a while during the early years of having little ones. There are so many headlines which focus on the dangers of cycling, particularly on the roads, that it is no wonder so many of us […] The post The Six Stages of Teaching a Child How to Cycle Safely appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Recumbent Exercise Bike Workout (for Weight Loss)

    Jane McCafferty
    15 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    A recumbent bike is like a regular old exercise bike, just designed differently. Compared to regular upright bikes which have small seats above the cranks, this particular piece of equipment has a bucket seat, a backrest, and cranks in front of the rider instead of below the seat. Continuously gaining popularity, this unique exercise bike […] The post Recumbent Exercise Bike Workout (for Weight Loss) appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Rowing Machine Workouts

    Jane McCafferty
    12 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A rowing machine can help you get an intense workout. This machine uses a variety of muscles and will work out both the upper and lower body at the same time. This machine can burn a large amount of calories in a small amount of time. There are some great rowing machine workout routines to […] The post Rowing Machine Workouts appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Rowing Machine Workout Benefits

    Jane McCafferty
    12 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Doing a workout on a rowing machine is a popular choice with many people who are looking to improve their overall fitness. This is because using a rowing machine provides a number of benefits from just using this single piece of equipment, both in terms of working your muscles and burning calories. These benefits are […] The post Rowing Machine Workout Benefits appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
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    Fitness 4 Home Superstore

  • Workout Tips – Fat Blasting Cardio Workout

    Bob Lachniet
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:31 pm
    The accepted way to loose fat has been considered a low intensity cardio workout. Studies showed that this method was the best way do loose fat. The idea here was, if you are doing high-intensity cardio, your body will use glycogen to access fuel immediately, where if you’re working out at a low-intensity level, your body would use fat stores for fuel. But, what happens if you’ve been doing low-intensity workouts, yet not loosing fat? Have your cardio workouts plateaued when it comes to fat loss? The solution may be replacing your low intensity workout with High Intensity Interval…
  • Healthy Recipe: Post Workout Meal – Spinach, Mozzarella, and Pepper Omelet Sandwiches

    Bob Lachniet
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    It’s not just what you eat before a workout that matters, it’s also what you eat after your workout! No matter what time of day you exercise, it’s important to refuel after your workout, and make sure that what you do eat also has a good mix of protein (which your muscles need to recover) and carbohydrates (which gives you post-workout energy). A good post workout meal goes a long way towards helping your body recover, as well as keep your weight loss program in check. It’s best to eat within 30-60 minutes of your workout for the best results. Here’s a great recipe to help get you…
  • Why you should consider a Spin Bike for your home cardio workouts!

    Bob Lachniet
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Spin bikes, also known as Indoor Cycles, make for an efficient and effective cardio workout – as well as a great way to reduce stress! A Spin bike is a stationary bike that has an adjustable resistance setting, which allows you to control how easy or hard your workout is. Benefits of a Spin Bike Workout: Burn Calories – On average, you can expect to burn off about 500 calories during a 45 minute workout.- this is an amount that may be even greater than other types of workouts. And, since you’re sitting as you workout, you can set up a spin bike in front of your television – making…
  • Diet Tips: Healthy Facts on Healthy Fats

    Bob Lachniet
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:35 am
    Based on what we read in the media, you’d think that the reason that people are fat, is because they eat too much fat. Yes, fatty foods – think fried, fast-food – are bad for you. But, surprisingly enough – your body does need fat! Healthy fats help us absorb certain vitamins, keeps our cell membranes happy, and makes food taste better. It’s the type of fat that matters – there is unhealthy fat, and then there is healthy fat. Types of Fat: There are three types of fat. Trans Fat, which is found in processed food, which is linked to higher LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good)…
  • Workout Tips – Ways to get the best out of your workout

    Bob Lachniet
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    Have the results of your workouts started to plateau? Do you feel like you’re working just as hard as always, but you’re not getting the results you used to? It could be that you’re missing a few things in your workouts that, by adding these workout tips in, can help you break through to new levels of fitness! Tip #1: Eat slow digesting carbs before your workout. Researchers at Loughborough University (UK) found that athletes who ate slow-digesting carbs such as whole grains for breakfast and lunch had lower insulin levels and burned more fat during the day. Plus, they had more…
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  • Enhance your yoga practice with this meditative colouring book

    27 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Shakti is the pure feminine principle personified by the goddesses of the yoga tradition. The Shakti Coloring Book: Goddesses, Mandalas, and the Power of Sacred Geometry was created to help anyone begin to activate the transformational currents of this sacred energy in their own lives.   Creator Ekabhumi brings readers a serious yet thoroughly enjoyable spiritual practice in ink-and-paper form, including: Twenty beautiful images of Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese goddesses with written descriptions and mantras of greeting Twenty yantras and mandalas (mystical diagrams based on sacred…
  • Weekly Yoga Links #8

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    This is the eighth installment of the Weekly Yoga Links! Wow! Can you believe it? There is so much awesome stuff going on in the world of yoga, and I would hate for you to miss out. But how can you keep up? That's what the Weekly Yoga Links posts are all about.   Here's my roundup of what awesome stuff happened in the yoga world last week. 1. Yoga Class with Cats Yes, this is as cute as it sounds. 2. Yoga for Kids with and without Special Needs The benefits of yoga for kids are huge. Yoga helps kids develop balance, coordination, and confidence. 3. Rooftop Yoga or Mechanical Bull at…
  • Weekly Yoga Links: #7

    13 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    This is the seventh installment of the Weekly Yoga Links, a newer series here at 42Yogis. There is so much awesome stuff going on in the world of yoga, and I would hate for you to miss out. But how can you keep up? That's what the Weekly Yoga Links posts are all about.   Here's my roundup of what awesome stuff happened in the yoga world last week. 1. Have Yoga Mat; Will Travel. Yoga retreats in exotic places are increasing in popularity as more and more people are taking wellness vacations. 2. Does yoga seem intimidating? A lot of people don't find yoga soothing at all, but rather…
  • Return To Roots Yoga Festival is celebrating its 5th year

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    The Return to Roots annual arts, yoga and healing festival will be held July 30- August 3, 2015 at the serene Indian Acres Tree Farm in Medford, New Jersey. In its 5th year, the retreat cultivates education, activation, self-expression and community. The brainchild of Megan Ruppert, a visionary business coach, the Return to Roots Gathering has evolved to become a creative space for conscious, spiritual, and community transformation. Says Ruppert, “My awakening happened when I discovered hoop dance in 2008. The empowerment and self-love that came out of my hoop practice inspired me to…
  • The Most Adorable Yoga You'll See All Day

    12 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
      Laura Kasperzak made headlines everywhere last year when an article compiled the adorable photos of her doing yoga with her young daughter. Laura (@LauraSykora on Instagram) isn't the only yogi who loves having her kids around while she's on the mat. This roundup is a selection of my favourite photos of kids and yoga.   A photo posted by Yoga With Carmen Lee-Schneider (@lovelifeliveyoga) on Dec 30, 2014 at 6:54pm PST     A photo posted by kelly gulbrandsen (@thefitlife303) on Feb 15, 2015 at 3:22pm PST     A photo posted by Shannon "Mom" (@happybabyyoga) on Feb…
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    CFS Fitness Vacations & Weight Loss Camp Blog

  • Superfood Review: Avocado

    24 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Avocado is garnering some pretty outrageous claims on the internet. Whether you love them, hate them, or are completely oblivious to them and want to know more - read on to get the low-down on Avocado.
  • Best Friends Forever: Sugary Drinks and Type 2 Diabetes

    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you're still clinging to soda pop despite all odds, new research has just given you one more reason to can it once and for all. That's because striking new data has linked sugary drinks and artificially sweetened drinks directly with increased cases of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Where Does The Willpower Go?

    13 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The moment you bite into something tasty, your brain wants - no, demands - more of it. Instantly self-control goes completely out the window. And every bite is followed by the desire for more.
  • Big Surprise: Americans Don't Eat Their Vegetables

    11 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It may come as no surprise that Americans today are eating more calories and less nutrients than ever. Of course, that decline in nutrition is only an assumption - or it was until now...
  • Weight Loss Motivation: 27 Tips for Staying On Track

    6 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Ready to get and stay motivated on your weight loss journey? Look no further, here are 27 tips to help you keep it on the rails!
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    Round Roots

  • Halo Ridge, Mt. of the Holy Cross

    2 Jul 2015 | 4:23 pm
    A few days ago, Matt and I were planning on doing a big run somewhere, so we got the map out to see what looked interesting and my eyes went straight to Mt. of the Holy Cross. I always see it on the map and it seems to tempt me every time. Well, this time […]
  • The 2015 Leadville Trail Marathon, Race Report

    25 Jun 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Last weekend I ran the Leadville Marathon. I signed up for it back in February, thinking that I had plenty of time to train for the vert and the altitude. Then, we got late season snow for the entire month of May and the mountains are just now starting to be runnable. But, I did plenty […]
  • Salomon Trail Running Festival at Pineland Farms, Maine 25k Race Report

    31 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    I traveled home to Maine 2 weeks ago for a nice family visit. It was great being Maine again especially after the rainy spring that we’ve had here in Colorado. The weather was sunny and warm. I spent a lot of time at my sister’s beautiful lake house on Forest Lake. I even went on a nice 4 mile […]
  • South Kaibab to Bright Angel Trail Run – Rim to Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

    10 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Now that mud season has arrived it was finally time to take time off of work and do something fun! Matt and I bought tickets to see Umphrey’s McGee in Las Vegas the weekend after his birthday so we decided to make a trip out of it. The first part of the trip was going to the […]
  • Sweet Potato Pancakes

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:57 pm
    I have a thing for pancakes…Seriously I love pancakes! They are a great, fulfilling breakfast in the morning to fuel my runs. I also have a superstition about eating pancakes before every race. I love that I can put anything in my pancakes. My go to toppings are chocolate chips, blueberries, and bananas. A few […]
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  • 7 Minute Marinara Sauce

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This easy homemade marinara sauce only takes seven minutes from start to finish. It’s only got a few ingredients all of which you likely already have in your pantry and it only requires a minimal amount of cooking skills. That’s right, now you can impress your (future) in-law’s or your co-workers with a meal that tasted like you... The post 7 Minute Marinara Sauce appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Simple Chocolate Energy Bites

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    These simple chocolate energy bites are the perfect delivery system for my favorite flavor… CHOCOLATE of course! You really can’t go wrong with chocolate, in my humble opinion. And these chocolate energy bites deliver everything you need in just one small bite! Protein to help mend those muscles you worked doing the HIIT for Beginners Workout, natural... The post Simple Chocolate Energy Bites appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • HIIT for Beginners

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:22 am
    The workout I’m sharing with you today is a HIIT for beginners. There are so many benefits of HIIT or high intensity interval training, It has really become the main way I get my cardio lately. Have you tried HIIT yet? Well if you haven’t or if you are just getting back into your cardio... The post HIIT for Beginners appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Veggie Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Goat Cheese

    23 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    This veggie sandwich is the combination of all my favorite things: sundried tomatoes, creamy goat cheese, grilled veggies and bread. Yeah I can’t find anything wrong with this veggie sandwich. Oh except trying to eat it without making a huge mess. This veggie sandwich is so simple, it’s almost ludicrous I haven’t thought of this... The post Veggie Sandwich with Sundried Tomato Goat Cheese appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Pesto Shrimp Flatbread

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    This easy pesto shrimp flatbread pizza will have you jumping for joy, knowing that dinner is ready in just 10 minutes (or less)! I have to admit that sometimes dinner has to be a more of an assembly instead of cooking event since I’m constantly running around from my job to the gym after working... The post Pesto Shrimp Flatbread appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
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  • Off Season – the good, the bad and the ugly

    15 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    If you take part in a sport which has seasons then you’ll go through an ‘off season’ as well. It’s easy to take your foot off the gas and slip back into old habits and hence undoing all of your hard work from ‘on season’. Nobody wants to go back to where they started, so how do you get the right balance of having a life again and keeping fit? I know a lot of people viewing this site are interested in Triathlons, while I’ve done my fair share of Triathlons I am currently focusing on Bodybuilding, yet I’ve aimed to write this article from a point of view where it can be relevant…
  • Climbing for Nepal

    John Myers
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Like many bike riders I’m on Strava. For my non-cycling friends I describe it as Facebook for bike riders. Strava offers members many challenges throughout the year and one which caught my interest recently was Climbing for Nepal. The concept was simple: climb 8,848 metres, the height of Mt Everest, in June and fundraise to help Nepal recover from the recent earthquake. Over 114,000 people worldwide joined the challenge and climbed over 800 million metres. The overall ‘winner’ was a rider from Japan who logged 94,000 metres. He completed the…
  • Feeling Fresh Whilst Training for an Ironman

    Loren Lane
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Learning to push through on tired legs I have come to the conclusion that running on fresh legs whilst in full training is something that more or less does not happen. I suppose this is how it is meant to be, you taper before a race or big event so you can have those fresh legs, but when you’re just training your body needs to get used to pushing through on a tired body.  I know that when I get off the bike leg in my first Ironman in December my legs are going to be feeling anything but fresh as I begin to tackle the 42km run ahead so spending 3 days recovering between each training…
  • Running in the Australian Outback

    Loren Lane
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Running over the years has given me so many experiences, some have brought me to tears whilst others have left me with a smile on my face for weeks to come, however I cannot compare any experience to the Leonora Golden Gift that was held on the last weekend in May Leonora is real outback Australia, it is located 600km from Perth and 250km from Kalgoorie with a population of what seemed like 50 people. I am a city girl; I lived in Melbourne, now Sydney and have never been all that far away from a major highway so flying into Leonora to see red dirt and small shrubs out to the horizon was all…
  • The Life of Lycra and Brunch

    Loren Lane
    24 May 2015 | 5:43 pm
      I have spent more time lately wearing lycra and a swimming cap rather than normal clothes, but I wouldn’t change a thing It’s been a pretty packed last few weeks for me in regards to training, racing and getting settled into a new routine. I had NSW Club Championships in which my club, Coogee came away with a very close win and it is an experience worth sharing Club champs is a time for triathletes, volunteers and supporters to come together from all over NSW and celebrate our great sport whilst competing as an entire club to try and get the most points. They were held up…
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  • Jeremy Renner On Hawkeye’s ‘Captain America 3′ Role & MCU Future After ‘Infinity War’

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    To call Jeremy Renner a “franchise player” would be an understatement; at the time of writing this, the Oscar-nominated actor has no less than three major franchises that he’s rotating between. In just summer 2015 alone he’s back for his third onscreen appearance as superhero archer Hawkeye in Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and he’ll round out the season by once again playing agent William Brandt aside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Meanwhile, many fans are still waiting for Renner to reappear in his third secret agent franchise role: playing rouge…
  • Khloe Kardashian Covers Complex Magazine

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Khloe Kardashian graces the cover of Complex magazine. Khloe Kardashian, the most outspoken Kardashian of the bunch, is on the cover of Complex’s August/September issue. The youngest Kardashian sister posed for Complex in high-fashion work-out attire, and spoke with the magazine out in L.A.  During the interview, Khloe touched on her past beef with Amber Rose, Kylie Jenner and Tyga’s relationship, French Montana, among other things. View a few excerpts from the conversation below, as well as the magazine cover above. The most controversial was your spat with Amber Rose. Do you…
  • PSG offer world record €​120 MILLION for Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has rejected a world record €120 MILLION offer from PSG for Cristiano Ronaldo. Newspaper Rotana reports the owners of PSG met with Florentino Perez earlier this month and made an approach for the Portuguese superstar. PSG president Nasse Al-Khelaifi was made aware of Ronaldo being unsettled at Real Madrid following the arrival of new boss Rafa Benitez. However, he received little encouragement from Perez upon making his offer. Indeed, Perez referred Al-Khelaifi to Ronaldo’s €1 billion buyout clause to make clear what he thought of his proposal.
  • Chelsea boss Mourinho: I want protection for Hazard

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Chelsea football club boss Jose Mourinho admits he wants more “protection” for Eden Hazard this season. Hazard won the PFA and FWA Player of the Season gongs last summer. Mourinho said, “I would like more protection for him, but it’s beyond my control. “The only thing I can do is what I am doing and what Eden is doing, which is to work and work and work to be stronger and stronger. I don’t want to change his mentality or personality. I don’t want him crying or overreacting. “I don’t want someone to touch his shoulder and he reacts by throwing…
  • Pedro Will Be Missed – Pique Admits

    27 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Barcelona defender Gerard Pique will be sorry if Pedro leaves for Manchester United. Pique made a similar move as a teenager before his celebrated return. “Pedro’s situation is difficult because he’s competing with the best three in the world,” he said. “But if he’d leave that would weaken us.”
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric\'s Fitness Blog

  • 7 Fitness Mistakes Of Natural Lifters! (Great Info!)

    12 Jul 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Check out Scott Herman's video on 7 Muscle Building Mistakes and learn some great information on how you can improve your training! Eric Hardek
  • Chasing Dreams! 

    13 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Find your passion and chase it with every ounce of energy you have! Eric Hardek
  • Motivation For Life! 

    12 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Pain is temporary! Powering through uncomfortable situations is what makes you STRONGER! Always keep fighting and chasing after your dreams! Eric Hardek
  • Pure Explosiveness! 

    7 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    In the spirit of the NBA Playoffs which are currently going on, I thought a video on Derrick Rose (my favorite athlete) was appropriate! Check out the hard work he puts into the gym to prepare himself for the NBA season. Also, check out his EXPLOSIVENESS when he jumps. His athleticism is a product of the hard work he has put in while at the gym and training in the weight room. GO BULLS! Eric Hardek 
  • The Drive! 

    29 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Having that COMPETITIVE DRIVE is what drove MJ to greatness and can help you to achieve your DREAMS!Eric Hardek
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    Nats & Fitness

  • Friday Five: Favourite Summer Drinks

    24 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    It’s Friday..yaaay! I’ve been battling with the flu for a few days now and I’m so glad it’s Friday so I can get some proper rest over the weekend. But before that, let’s get this Friday Five post out of the way. So, what’s this Friday Five thing you ask? On Fridays, it’s the Friday Five with Courtney from Eat Pray Run, DC and Mar from Mar on the Run where you write a post about 5 things based on their theme or on any theme of your choosing. I found out about it when I came across Cynthia’s blog – You Signed Up for What?! – and I…
  • Oh Boy! I’m Training for My First Half Marathon!

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Oh boy! Yes guys, I’m training for my first half marathon. I’m a power lifting, weight lifting, cardio-hating chic who’s going to be running her first half marathon in October!! Do you know what’s even more interesting? I signed up for one of the toughest half marathons as my first half marathon!! What was I thinking? I really have no idea! But, I love challenging myself and I figured, why not? I’m running the half marathon for charity and that alone is enough to keep me going. The charity is not sponsoring me, nope! I paid for the half marathon myself and…
  • 3 Top Tips for Taking Care of Your Natural Hair After Working Out

    12 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    I often get asked how I take care of my natural hair after working out. This is a very good question since we all sweat (some more than others) when we work out and I’m one of those people who sweat a lot in their heads (especially when I go running). My quick answer to the question is “It depends on what I have going on with my hair”. Sweat is primarily water and salts (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium) and the accumulation of sweat in the hair can lead to dry, brittle hair, which will eventually start to break. So, here are three tips for taking care of your…
  • Fitness Transformation Story | I Am More Than A Diet

    8 Jul 2015 | 1:52 am
    I love hearing people’s fitness transformation stories because each story is unique and encouraging. I shared my own fitness transformation story some months ago and it encouraged quite  a number of people who could identify with my story somewhat. So, I figured it would be a great idea to share other fitness transformation stories that would be a source of motivation and encouragement to as many people as possible. If you would like to share your fitness transformation story on Nats & Fitness, please send an email to…
  • Product Review | Super ProBio Complex

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Although I was provided with a product sample to facilitate this review, the opinions here are my own. I have not been paid any money by the company to write this review; however, this post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the links. In May this year, I was approached by Simply Supplements (one of my affiliate companies) to do a product review. What I loved straight away about this and one of the reasons why I agreed to do a product review is because I was allowed to choose the product I wanted to review. Those who know me well…
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  • Perfect Texts Gym People Would Actually Love To Get

    Mark Norey
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    You probably get tens, maybe hundreds of texts per day, but they’re not all as great as you would want them to be. Did you thought about what would be a perfect text from your boss, or from your co-worker? Well, I did. So here are 18 perfect texts gym peoples would love to get.... Read More The post Perfect Texts Gym People Would Actually Love To Get appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Boost Fertility With 8 Amazing Super Foods

    Mark Norey
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Whether you’re just thinking about getting pregnant, or actively trying to get pregnant, or already struggling with infertility, these 8 foods are foods that you want to be included in your diet on a regular basis. They’ve been shown to nourish the system, balance your hormones and help boost fertility. Foods That Boost Fertility These foods... Read More The post Boost Fertility With 8 Amazing Super Foods appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Testosterone Production In Men And In Women

    Mark Norey
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Testosterone is the quintessential male hormone, and testosterone production supposedly makes men more manly, right? Sure, but females have testosterone too. So what do they do with it? Low-T Testosterone is recognized by the general population but not well understood, and even scientists haven’t mastered it yet. Those commercials calling for people with “low-T” to talk to their... Read More The post Testosterone Production In Men And In Women appeared first on fitneAss.
  • 3 Steps For Young Bodybuilders In Order To Be Successful

    Mark Norey
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    What Young Bodybuilders Need To Know Here are 3 steps young guys need to follow in order to make sure that they’re gonna be successful bodybuilders. 1. You Need Money Make sure that you have some means of earning money that does not involve bodybuilding. It’s great if you’re a personal trainer or something like that and you... Read More The post 3 Steps For Young Bodybuilders In Order To Be Successful appeared first on fitneAss.
  • The Progressive Method To Build Strength And Muscle

    Mark Norey
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    Women, taxes and space travel, these are things too complicated to possibly understand. But building strength and muscle doesn’t have to be more complicated than counting to 5. One of the easiest ways to build strength and muscle is the progressive method. In fact, it’s so simple that the only thing you need to do is to perform 1, 2, 3,... Read More The post The Progressive Method To Build Strength And Muscle appeared first on fitneAss.
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    Bass Jump

  • 3 Ways To Stay Lean On Vacation

    Dan Witmer
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    Note: A few weeks ago, I published a post about how to get back on track to your fat loss goals after a holiday weekend. Although today’s post will touch more on what you can do before and during an event such as a holiday or vacation, both provide useful strategies and mindset approaches for staying lean when breaking your routine (yay, I rhymed!). Story time. I wake up, sunshine bleaching my squinting eyes. Slowly and reluctantly I roll myself out of bed and into the shower. While sipping my coffee (eyes now at least half open), I confirm the location of my passport (lying under a…
  • The Truth About Alcohol And Fat Loss (And Strategies For Staying Lean)

    Dan Witmer
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    I talked about alcohol before in this post. However, I have been getting a ton of questions regarding the subject so I decided to write a more elaborate overview of alcohol’s effects on fat loss and strategies for staying lean without cutting out the booze entirely. Not surprisingly, alcohol consumption and fat loss is one of the most debated topics out there. However, the arguments about the effects of alcohol on fat loss aren’t what get the most hype. The biggest Internet blog battles are usually focused on how to approach alcohol consumption realistically if you are trying to lose…
  • Simplicity Vs. Perfection: How A Beginner Should Approach Fat Loss

    Dan Witmer
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Saturday night in Austin, Texas. Out with a few friends for a glass of bourbon (“a glass” being code for 3) when I get introduced to a friend’s girlfriend for the first time. “What do you do?,” she asks. “I run a fitness website that helps busy people get lean and have fun doing it. It’s basically like P90X with jump ropes and hip hop music.” “Awesome! I am in fitness and health as well. What certifications do you have?,” she asks eagerly. “I just finished a nutrition certification and am working on a personal training cert as well. To be honest, I am…
  • A Beginner’s Guide To Intermittent Fasting

    Dan Witmer
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    After initially losing 50 lbs., going from 260 to 210, I was stuck at 12% body fat for about 6 months. Although happy with my initial transformation, I was bummed with the notion that I wouldn’t be able to reach my ultimate goal of looking like Cristiano Ronaldo (#mcm). In the 6 months that followed I changed nothing about my diet or exercise regimen and found myself at 190 lbs. and 6% body fat. I know what you are thinking… “Hydroxycut is a helluva drug, Dan.” No hydroxycut. No magic pills. No “secret” workout programs or diets. Then what was it? I stopped eating breakfast.
  • What Do You Want To Know About Faster Fat Loss?

    Dan Witmer
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    I have recently been getting a ton of questions concerning my 70 lb. weight loss transformation a few years ago and how I have helped others lose massive amounts of fat in less time with a jump rope (and while having fun!). After finding some common trends with the questions being asked, I decided to create a survey as an easier way to ask how BassJump can help you look sexy and feel awesome! WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW? So, what questions do you have for me concerning faster fat loss amongst a busy schedule? Here are some example FAQ’s: how do I to get better at jumping rope to lose…
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    Crazy lady fitness

  • Vacation survival tips!

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    I've been in countdown mode for over a week. We're leaving tomorrow for a weeklong vacation with my parents and brother's family and I can't wait! Bring on the beach!!! While I'm looking forward to getting away for a few days and putting my feet up, it definitely takes some planning to make sure it's both relaxing and fun while I'm there and not a total smorgasbord for the week. It's the worst when you come back from vacation, return home bloated and feeling gross and then step on the scale to find yourself up 5+ lbs. How can you have fun on vacation without having to completely deprive…
  • Get ready to Cize it up!

    20 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Guess what I picked up in Nashville??? Shaun T.'s newest program, Cize. If you have talked to or followed me at all, you'll know that Shaun T. is my trainer, my boyfriend and my hands down favorite trainer. Insanity Max 30 is my soul mate program. Heart pumping cardio is my workout of choice.Cize is NOT that kind of workout. It's being pitched as the end of exercise as we know it. Think dance program meets great music meets deceptively good workout that doesn't feel like a workout.How do I know this? Well, this girl worked out with Shaun T this weekend in Nashville and came home program in…
  • Happy anniversary to me!

    15 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    A year ago this month, I bit the bullet and signed up as a Beachbody coach. I had no idea that this was even a job that existed until I stumbled on my own coach’s blog a few months before that.I was thinking about this the other day – there are so many jobs out there that we just have no idea even exist. Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer…those are clear jobs, they make sense, we are able to envision what they entail. Online health and fitness coach? That’s a REAL thing? I never would have thought it until I got a coach myself and discovered just how awesome it is to have someone to…
  • Be careful or you'll eat them all berry scones

    14 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    I love those happy experiments that turn out amazing! For some reason a Bethanny Frankel recipe for healthy scones popped up in my newsfeed the other day. Why Bethanny is making scones I don't know. Even more so why she's in my newsfeed I have no idea but the timing couldn't have been more perfect. Days before one of my challengers had shared a Rea Drummond blueberry scone recipe that she was wishing was clean. We pledged to try to healthify it to the best of our ability (stay tuned for that experiment!) in the meantime, this one is 100% worth making. Delicious, totally easy (I'm a big fan of…
  • The 21 Day Fix cookbook, FIXATE, is coming soon!!!

    10 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The 21 Day Fix has not only become one of the biggest selling home fitness and nutrition programs but it's also been a favorite for both my challengers and myself. With the help of the 21 Day Fix nutrition guide, I've overhauled my nutrition, gotten my portions in check and learned a whole new way to meal plan. Exercise is great, but if you're not fueling your body with proper nutrition, you won't get far! Remember what they say, abs are made in the kitchen!So what's all of the excitement about? Autumn Calabrese is coming out with a cookbook!!! 101 Fix-approved recipes ranging from…
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  • 15-Minute Hardcore Calves Workout You Can Do At Home

    24 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    Calves are among one of the smaller and more neglected muscle groups amongst fitness buffs. Calves workouts are usually either neglected or not done with the sort of intensity as workouts designed to target other body parts and muscle groups (usually larger ones). As such, the gains that are experienced in said larger muscle groups are not the usually evident in the calves. Still, there are many great exercises for calves that can help you get the results you desire. These exercises below make up a 15 minute workout that should be done at least three times a week as directed to experience…
  • Get Swoll – The Bodybuilding Song by Constantine ft. Rich Piana

    22 Jul 2015 | 6:54 am
    Constantine (a.k.a Big Con) made an epic bodybuilding song featuring Rich Piana. Turn up your speakers & listen to “Get Swoll” below! Big Con is currently working on more songs so follow Rich Piana on Youtube to stay up to date! Original Source: Get Swoll – The Bodybuilding Song by Constantine ft. Rich Piana Find more posts like this on: Muscle & Fitness Tips
  • 5 High Protein Recipes That Are Easy To Make

    21 Jul 2015 | 1:46 am
    Everybody knows that the right food can make all the difference in your workout. It doesn’t matter whether you are trying to bulk up or slim down, eating makes all the difference. If you want to get your gains to become even more noticeable, I highly recommend checking out some of these high protein recipes. They are all designed to be extremely easy to make and delicious to prepare, so no matter what type of exercise routine you are undergoing, you’ll love the way it tastes. Try not to alter too much of these high protein low carb recipes when it comes to keeping their…
  • 8 Motivational Tips to Get You Off Your Butt & Stay On Track!

    10 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Everyone wants to have a fit and lean body. Yet only a few have it. What separates the two? It’s simple, it’s motivation. Motivation is what keeps you going to the gym or running the extra mile. It is what keeps you from reaching for a fattening fast food meal. Instead, motivation helps you prepare healthy meals. For many, motivation can be quick to find but easy to lose over time. The key to getting the physique that you want, is keeping the motivation. There are a few fitness motivation tips that can help you start and stay on track. Keep your goal simple You want one, simple…
  • Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Growth?

    4 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    When I first started working out, I never concerned myself with questions like does alcohol affect bodybuilding. At the time, alcohol and bodybuilding side effects were not widely discussed, so I did not consider this to be particularly important. As a young man, I did drink quite regularly. Although I did get some positive benefits from alcohol, I would say that the majority of its’ effects were negative. In fact, lots of social problems have been attributed to alcohol, such as family breakdowns and domestic violence. The irony is that alcohol is made using fairly harmless ingredients.
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  • How to Add 78.7 lb. Across Three Main Lifts and Take 36 Seconds off Your Mile Time

    Jerred Moon
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Do you know how to add 78.7 lb. across three main lifts, take 36 seconds off your mile time and get 14% faster in work capacity workouts…in just 12 weeks?? Let me show you! In April of this year we launched the very first EO3 12-week fully comprehensive training program called, Accelerate: Strength and Conditioning. Now, YOU get the opportunity to join our second Accelerate Team. In fact, we just released the first video of me explaining Accelerate Strength and Conditioning, and you can snag our free eBook with sample workouts, the program breakdown and some frequent questions we get…
  • How to Make Working Out Suck Less

    Jerred Moon
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    Have you ever heard the old cliche, “No Pain No Gain!”? Working out can hurt, whether you are brand new or have been working out for a decade. If you are pushing yourself…it will hurt. I’m not talking about an injury-hurt, rather the “Man, this sucks…” kind of hurt. Well, you’ll be happy to know three PhDs conducted a study which proved that simply sleeping a little bit more, not only makes you more alert, but it also increases your ability to tolerate pain. Today, I’m going to give you some tips and tricks for sleep habits and, ultimately, make working out suck less,…
  • Build Mental Toughness and Getting Better Through Subtraction

    Jerred Moon
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    What are you doing today to build your mental toughness? Mental toughness has always been a big part of End of Three Fitness. In fact, one of the questions I ask every podcast guest is… “What is the best activity for building mental toughness?” I’ve written articles on the topic such as; Simple(ish) Ways to Build Mental Toughness, The Lost Art of Mental Toughness and How to Find It and we have a free 7-day course on Mental Toughness at Betterhumanology, a paid course called the Mental Toughness Militia and that was the the reason I ran a marathon without training… So to say I am a…
  • The SEALFIT Experience

    Jerred Moon
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:40 am
    It was day two of SEALFIT, I was in the shower letting the warm water pour over my body as I watched sand run down my legs and into the drain. I knew we were only going to get a few hours of sleep before they woke us up and had us back in the ocean. Hey, I was just glad we got to sleep! Anyway, I thought to myself, “Man, I haven’t been this covered in sand in years…”, and I did’t get all of the sand out of my ears until about day 3 AFTER the event. But back to the shower, once I got out and sat down I realized how good sitting down actually felt; you know…all pressure is…
  • It’s All About the Barbell

    Jerred Moon
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    Today is a big day! New logo, new programs, new opportunities… Are you ready? Let’s start with the logo. Two things End of Three Fitness has been about since 2011… 1.) Becoming Better Humans 2.) The Barbell And today, we meld the barbell and EO3. I’m excited to announce, and introduce to you, the newly updated EO3 logo… Pretty cool, right? In 2011, my wife and I fumbled our way through photoshop to create the original EO3 logo (yea, we have mad skills) and it has served us well. At the beginning of this year, I decided we were going to need a new logo to take EO3 into the future. I…
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    25 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    Time to ditch the gimmicks. Simplifyyour back training program to getgrowing again. BACK TRAINING IS like the tax code of physique building.The methodology is as diverse as... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:43 am
    forget chicken soup for the soul. this chicken stew will fill   your belly, fuel a cold-weather, and help your muscles grow. CHICKEN ROPA STEW MA K E S 6 S ERVINGS 2 lbs boneless,... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    1 Jul 2015 | 2:46 am
    WORKOUT FOR LOWER BODY you can do it at home STABILITY BALL LEG CURL Lie on your back with your heels resting on a large stability ball. Rest on your traps and shoulders with your... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    11 Jun 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Businessman Barry Alford recently madethe best deal of his life: trading absolutestrength for maximum muscle growth. AS A FREE SAFETY FOR Arizona State University, BarryAlford... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    24 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    3 tips for perfect SAXON SIDE BEND HITS: The obliques This old-school move is just as effective as when it was firstdeveloped more than 100 years ago by strongman Arthur... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
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  • Dining with Debbie: Healthy Lunchbox and After-School Snacks

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Dining with Debbie: Healthy Lunchbox and After-School Snacks I’m a firm believer in making helping children learn to make healthy food choices. When it comes to lunchbox treats and after-school snacks, and after more than 30 years in the classroom, I know that limiting the amount of processed/refined sugars is very important. I’m also a believer in “everything in moderation” as well. One chocolate chip cook…See all stories on this topic Powered by Powered by The post Dining with Debbie: Healthy Lunchbox and After-School Snacks appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet,…
  • Six Healthy Snacks You Can Eat While Gaming

    28 Jul 2015 | 11:40 am
    Six Healthy Snacks You Can Eat While Gaming Six Healthy Snacks You Can Eat While Gaming. Mon Jul 27 14:14:13 EDT 2015 | Life Hacker. Pizza rolls, potato chips, and Hot Pockets washed down …See all stories on this topic Powered by The post Six Healthy Snacks You Can Eat While Gaming appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.
  • Yummy Earth

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:16 am
    Yummy Earth JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website….See all stories on this topic Powered by The post Yummy Earth appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    PROBAR JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website….See all stories on this topic Powered by The post PROBAR appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.
  • Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World A Book Review The book: Malestrom: Manhood Swept into the Currents of a Changing World By Carolyn Custis James Published by Zondervan Why I Picked Up This Book: I attended the Missio Alliance National Conference, where men and women gathered to consider what it means to be #TrulyHuman. Author Carolyn Custis James introduced the book to that audience and shared her continued hope and vision for men and women living as a blessed alliance of image bearers in the kingdom of God. Who Should Read Malestrom: Carolyn typically writes for…
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  • Choosing A Weight Bench for Home Gyms

    Mikey S
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:12 pm
    A weight bench is quite necessary for anyone looking to work out and build strength and muscle. There are many different benches and they can all help you achieve your fitness goalsRead More... The post Choosing A Weight Bench for Home Gyms appeared first on Mikey's Fitness.
  • Carb Cycling Diet For Fat Loss

    Mikey S
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Please raise your hand if you’ve heard this statement? Or you may have said it a few times yourself…”I don’t eat much, but I can’t seem to lose  weight. Maybe I just haveRead More... The post Carb Cycling Diet For Fat Loss appeared first on Mikey's Fitness.
  • 3 Ways To Incorporate Kettlebells In Your Workouts

    Mikey S
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Kettlebell training has become very popular in the  fitness world. In just a few years, There are now thousands of people in the U.S. benefiting from  kettlebell workouts. In addition, to everydayRead More... The post 3 Ways To Incorporate Kettlebells In Your Workouts appeared first on Mikey's Fitness.
  • Protein Secrets Every Athlete Should Know

    Mikey S
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Why Do We Need Protein Trainers and various other sports medicine professionals are all sure to tell you that eating healthy is part of being a successful athlete. What is not alwaysRead More... The post Protein Secrets Every Athlete Should Know appeared first on Mikey's Fitness.
  • 4 Killer Abdominal Strengthening Exercises

    Mikey S
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    When beginning an abdominal strengthening workout routine, for most people the goal is simple: a flatter stomach.  While a smooth, flat stomach looks good, it is less of an accomplishment if theRead More... The post 4 Killer Abdominal Strengthening Exercises appeared first on Mikey's Fitness.
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  • 10 Incredible Benefits of Matcha Tea

    Adam Trainor
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Matcha is the highest quality green tea you can find and is full of the health benefits your body craves. This pure green tea is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, has been shown to fight cancer, can help you lose weight, and offers a calm focus while keeping you energized. Is it time to add matcha to your daily health regime? Used for centuries in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, matcha green tea is nothing short of amazing. Matcha is the highest quality green tea you can find and its benefits far surpass those of the traditional green tea you’re accustomed to. It’s got far…
  • The Big Deal About Ionic Foot Detoxing

    Adam Trainor
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:35 pm
    The Center for Disease Control reports that 85% of illness and disease are caused by toxins in the body. So, why are people with illnesses constantly bombarded with pharmaceutical medicines full of more unnecessary chemicals and toxins? Of course, certain medicines can be important when treating an illness, but are we putting more into our body than we actually need to? The idea behind an ionic foot bath is to get them out! Often times, the inability to eliminate toxins from the body results in illness and disease. This practice isn’t saying you will be automatically cured, but once you get…
  • Absolute Best Mango Salsa Recipe

    Adam Trainor
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    In the category of little known facts about Mangoes, not only are they a stone fruit, but they are of the Cashew family. Mangoes are cool and refreshing with a sweetness that is totally unique to the mango.  The mango can be used in sauces, salsas, desserts of all sorts, and dress up main dishes.  Mango salsa provides that sweet, yet acidic taste you need for most fish dishes.  With the inclusion of the hot peppers, you can control the amount of heat you wish while still getting the flavor burst.  If your mangoes are not quite ripe enough, wrap them in paper and leave sitting on the…
  • 6 Superfoods Exposed and Why You Should Not Depend On Them

    Adam Trainor
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:52 am
    There was a time when the word “superfood” wasn’t synonymous with “health food.” Acai berries, for example, were unknown outside of Brazil ten years ago, but after the American public discovered them, public sales skyrocketed. These sales have declined in recent years due to the rising popularity of other superfoods. History is no stranger to supposed miracle foods and substances. Coca-Cola was first marketed as an intellectual beverage, a stimulant that could also relieve headaches. It is no secret nowadays that Coca-Cola once contained cocaine, and advertisements would often touch…
  • 4 Unbelievable Reasons Why Fish Oil Is Good For You

    Adam Trainor
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    Fish oil has been touted for years as a miracle cure for a variety of ailments, apparently mitigating everything from Alzheimer’s to glaucoma. However, it’s important to fully understand why fish oil is important for your diet before buying that huge bottle of fish oil supplements. In this article, you’ll find facts about fish oil, enabling you to be better educated on its benefits. Explanation of Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3 fatty acids are the main healthy component of fish oil, and because omega-3s are not produced naturally in the body, they are an important part of a healthy diet.
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  • The Top 20 Questions I Get Asked as a Bodybuilder

    Curtis Fisher
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Here are some questions that you may have wanted to ask somebody whose been training for years.  Usually experience is the best teacher but in case you don’t have any check these out. 1. How can I get a six pack without doing sit-ups? When it comes to building abs it’s all about diet.  I never do sit ups and my waist has gotten as small as 27 inches and shredded.  Diet and cardio is the key to shredded abs.  Here’s my post on getting a toned body: How to Get to 8% Body Fat 2. Should I use a mass gainer or protein? If you’re trying to put on size – meaning…
  • 7 Things to Think About Before Your First Bodybuilding Show

    Curtis Fisher
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Competing in a bodybuilding show  is not an easy task.  If you plan on doing a show make sure you’re mentally, physically, financially ready and have time to dedicate yourself.   Here are some things I’ve experienced over my years of competing that I’d like to share with you that may give you insight on the best way to approach your first bodybuilding show. 1. Am I ready to do a show? One of the first things you might want to consider is whether or not you’ve put in enough years of training.  Today a lot of new competitors decide to step on stage and have only…
  • Is Natural Bodybuilding a Waste of Time?

    Curtis Fisher
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Bodybuilding has been around for many generations.  When it first began it was sort of an odd hobby or practice that very few people were involved in.  As the decades passed, the sport of bodybuilding came into its own and began gaining a fan base.  Just like all the other sports, it had its ups and downs when it came to the use of drugs and foul play. One of the major differences between other sports and bodybuilding was that bodybuilding was what you saw and not what you do.  So it was rapidly criticized for drug use and treated more like a freak show than a sport.  At one time there…
  • Why Most Bodybuilding Forums Suck

    Curtis Fisher
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:32 pm
    About 7 months ago I started to check out some bodybuilding forums to see what everybody was talking about and give some advice, network, and maybe even meet some people.  One of the first impressions I had was a lot of the people seem to be speaking Greek.  In other words, there were a lot of new terms that have come onto the bodybuilding or fitness community that were foreign to me.  So surprisingly I did learn a lot of the new terms but after awhile they just turned out to be the same things I already knew just said in a complicated way. Another thing that I noticed was a lot of people…
  • How to Increase Vascularity

    Curtis Fisher
    25 May 2015 | 10:09 pm
    I know a lot of guys wonder about the vascular look that bodybuilders have and would like to know how to achieve this look naturally.  When it comes to getting the veins popping in the arms, chest and so on, the first thing that comes to mind is lifting weights and squeezing the muscle in order to see your veins come up to the surface.  However, you may know some people who are naturally vascular and ask yourself how do they do that? For some people, vascularity may come naturally while others have to work for it.  From my experience, I’ve never really had to work hard to get that…
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  • Is Your Belly Fat Putting You In Danger?

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
    Most people want to lose belly fat because it will make them look better. However, there’s another good reason you might want to get rid of that muffin top sooner rather than later. Excess abdominal fat isn’t just unsightly, it can also pose a serious threat to your health. Research shows that belly fat is the most dangerous type of fat. It’s one of the key players in many health problems including metabolic disturbances, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and breast cancer. Read on and learn what makes abdominal fat more dangerous than fat on other parts of your body…
  • The Secret To Losing Weight Without Counting Calories

    19 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    Want to lose weight without having to keep track of every calorie you eat? According to this nutrition expert, you’ll never have to count calories again if you follow this simple principle. You’ve probably heard it over and over again. To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume. And it’s true, to a certain degree. So, this means tracking your calorie intake… right? I mean, there’s even dozens of apps, calorie charts and trackers designed specifically for that purpose. Well, according to Mike Geary – nutrition specialist and author of Fat…
  • Metabolic Cooking Review – Eating For Fat Loss

    7 Jun 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Do you really have to suffer a boring diet or starve yourself if you want to lose fat? According to Karine Losier and Dave Ruel – authors of Metabolic Cooking – this definitely isn’t the case. According to them, if you mix the right foods in the right way, fat loss not only becomes easy… it becomes delisciously fun! Successful weight loss is not just about getting rid of unwanted fat. It’s also about keeping it off. There are plenty of diets out there that help you lose some unwanted pounds. Sadly, many of them fall short when it comes to maintaining those results you…
  • F4X Frequently Asked Questions

    18 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    F4X stands for Focus 4 Exercise Protocol. It is part of the Old School New Body system developed by Steve and Becky Holman. It’s a body toning, fat burning and anti-aging sytem. F4X Exercises were designed to be safe and effective for both men and women of all ages. On this page you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the F4X system. If you’ve been on the fence about Steve and Becky Holman’s method, this will help you decide whether this system is for you. Do I need to spend hours each day working out? No. You will not need to work…
  • Heartburn Home Remedies

    8 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Do you suffer from regular bouts of heartburn? Here are some simple home remedies you can try. You’ll discover some remedies that may help relieve the symptoms of heartburn. You’ll also learn what changes you can make to your diet and your lifestyle that may prevent acid reflux. Heartburn treatment usually consists of taking either over the counter or prescription medications such as antacids, H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). One of the biggest problems with these treatments is that they only address the symptoms. They do nothing to eliminate the cause. According…
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  • Clothing Review: Champion CSX Compression Sport Socks

    Evan Rue
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Compression technology has been taking off in the recent years, we’ve all seen it races all those calf sleeves and socks that more and more runners seem to be wearing. It’s almost become a staple on the ultra scene where almost every one out of two athletes is wearing them. We’ve all questioned how much they can really […] The post Clothing Review: Champion CSX Compression Sport Socks appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Show Review: HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR

    Jeremy Krall
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:19 pm
    We have talked HOKAs before when we took a look at the Huaka a while back, but I have honestly never been so excited as I was to try their newest offering, the Challenger ATRs. Listed as a trail shoe and even sold that way in stores, I would honestly call these bad boys a […] The post Show Review: HOKA ONE ONE Challenger ATR appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Diary Entry: The First Few Weeks as a Future Triathlete

    Jeremy Krall
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:49 am
    I’ll start off by saying the first weeks of training have been a wake up call. For those that have trained for longer distances or faster PRs it’s not quite like that, it’s more like when you’re a kid and your Dad throws you in the pool to teach you to swim. In this case, […] The post Diary Entry: The First Few Weeks as a Future Triathlete appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Clothing Review: Feetures Elite Light Comfort No Show Socks

    David Valentine
    6 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Socks are one of those interesting spots in the industry where manufacturers continue to innovate even though you may not expect it. Feetures is one of those companies that thinks having a couple of pairs of really high quality socks is drastically more important to your overall performance and it shows throughout their product line. […] The post Clothing Review: Feetures Elite Light Comfort No Show Socks appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Shoe Review: Skechers GOmeb Speed 3

    Noah Sommers
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The word fast doesn’t spring to mind when someone says the name Skechers and up until a year or so ago, even the word running probably wasn’t the first thing you thought of either. I mean Skechers are designed for kids and teens are all blinged out and you can buy them at your local mall […] The post Shoe Review: Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 appeared first on Running Northwest.
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  • Foam Roller – How do we use it effectively?

    Lily Sivyer
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
    Foam rolling is a self-massage technique to release muscle tightness and trigger points. By applying pressure with the roller on specific points of your body you can aid in the recovery of muscles after a workout and get them back to a healthy state. Foam rolling can cause some discomfort, this is due to rolling over trigger points which are “knots” that form within a muscle and refer pain to another part of the body.  With this said: foam rolling should be uncomfortable but not completely unbearable. Foam rolling works by helping to break down knots and adhesions in a muscle and helps…
  • Pains caused by flying

    Lily Sivyer
    5 May 2015 | 2:33 am
    Holiday season is soon approaching, with cramped seating, uncomfortable seats and little leg room aeroplane flights can be a cause for concern for even the healthiest of individuals. Pain can be caused due to long periods of time in the same position as prolonged sitting causes excessive loading of the joints and musculature of the lower back and pelvis. Sitting in the same position for long periods of time cause a prolonged static muscle effort that is required to support our upper limbs in un-natural positions. Factors that are known to cause muscle and joint problems are poor posture,…
  • How does a lateral ankle sprain occur and treatment?

    Lily Sivyer
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
    A lateral ankle sprain is a common injury in sports that involve quick change of direction and jumping such as basketball, volleyball and netball. These types of injuries occur when the ankle is in inversion and plantarflexion, otherwise known as “rolling the ankle”. When a lateral ankle sprain occurs it is normally the anterior talofibular ligament that is damaged. This ligament connects the fibula to the talus, as well as this there may be damage to the calcaneofibular ligament which connects the fibular to the calcaneus (heel bone). A lateral ankle sprain is often associated with a…
  • 5 minute legs workout

    Stephan Konrad
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    Welcome to my 5 minute legs Workout! Always consult your DR first before commencing any form of exercise. Each exercise is 1min long and is followed by a horn sound to give you enough time to change over to the next exercise. I recommend you familiarise yourself with the individual exercises by practising them before you start the session. You can use the practice as a warm up if you like: The workout lasts about 5 minutes, but you don’t have to stop there, you can repeat it as many times as you want to get a full workout session out of this. However, I do recommend not to repeat it…
  • Office work causing neck muscle weakness

    Lily Sivyer
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    Why does office/desk work cause neck muscle weakness and how to strengthen them? In order for us to go about our daily lives we require normal neck function. The prevalence of neck pain is thought to be up to 67%. Those that are at particular risk are individuals who work in an office environment. There is yet to be a general consensus as to what causes the neck pain in office workers but some suggestions include: posture, desk ergonomics, and computer screen height, imbalance of the musculature and overuse of musculature. Two important muscles of the neck are the deep cervical flexors…
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  • Get Bigger Muscles

    Allison Carter
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Get Bigger Muscles - 7 Ways to Get Bigger Muscles Fast Are you sick and tired of not getting the kind of results you want? Does it seem like no matter how hard you work in the gym or the amount of protein shakes that you consume you still don't have the perfect beach body? Well listen up, the next 7 tips that I'm about to reveal will not only help you get bigger muscles but they will help you get bigger muscles quickly, safely and effectively.If you are not doing, even just one of these tips, then you are making it very hard for yourself to build muscle.Ok, so let's get bigger…
  • How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle

    Allison Carter
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    So Just How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle? If you are a younger man who is just starting to train, one of the main questions that you are likely to ask is, "how long does it take to build muscle?". There will be several elements that figure into the answer to this question. We have put together some helpful information to address the essential factors involved with building muscle and how long it will take to build muscle.How Long it Takes to Build Muscle will be Influenced by AgeProper muscle development requires the appropriate hormonal make-up, as well as maturity, therefore, if you…
  • Rest Time Between Workouts

    Allison Carter
    8 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    How Much Rest Between Workouts is Best For Muscle Growth? For skinny guys and girls who are looking to pack on rock solid muscle mass getting your nutrition plans and exercise routines worked out is hugely important...but what's also probably as important is knowing exactly how often you should be training and how much rest you are getting between workouts.Many folks fall into the trap of either overtraining or undertraining since they haven't placed enough of a priority on workout scheduling...and so end up either pushing their muscles too much or not pushing them enough.Here we're going to…
  • Best Pre Workout Meal

    Allison Carter
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Best Pre Workout Meal to Fuel an Intense Workout When it comes to packing on pounds of solid muscle, it is extremely important that you consume the best pre workout meal possible. A well balanced pre workout meal will allow you to release a steady stream of energy throughout your gym session, keep your body in an anabolic state, and assure you are performing at your peak strength. However, if you fail to consume the correct nutrients before your workout, you could not only lack strength and energy but you will ultimately be sent into a catabolic state and suffer from muscle wastage.Before we…
  • Gain Muscle Mass

    Allison Carter
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Gain Muscle Mass and Weight Fast If You Cannot Bulk UpSkinny people can gain muscle mass and weight fast with the right combination of exercises and weight gain diet. But in order to attain a muscular physique like those of bodybuilders would require much more effort. It requires great discipline and mental focus. This article will shed some light on the exercise routines you can perform to achieve a well-defined body and gain muscle strength, muscle mass and weight.Weight gain must not be attained by changes in diet only. Adequate exercises are required to ensure a healthy weight increase.
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  • Is Jogging Everyday Good, Are You Sure?

    sumit chopra
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    Find Health Tips Jogging has been considered as the best cardiovascular exercise because it can be performed for longer duration and without tiring yourself like in case of running. It is also known... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Walk Daily to Lose Weight ?

    sumit chopra
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Find Health Tips Although walking is the first advice on a fat loss program, but it is just looked upon as a warm up exercise and its other benefits are totally underestimated. A recent study... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Waist Trimmers: Top 10 for 2015

    sumit chopra
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:53 am
    Find Health Tips Thousands of people across the world try hard to reduce the weight they put on due to the lack of physical activities and prolonged working hours. In their endeavor to lose some fat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Stethoscope Reviews – Top 7 for 2015

    sumit chopra
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    Find Health Tips One thing that is common among a medical student, a nurse, a veterinarian and a professional doctor are the stethoscope. The device is of different types and has a different set of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Pulse Oximeters: Top 5 in 2015

    sumit chopra
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Find Health Tips Life is not possible without oxygen. Our body is saturated 95% with oxygen and any fall in this level can be lethal. However, your body may start losing this reactive element for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The talent show – no puns intended

    Don Mazonas
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    What does the Loch Ness monster eat? Fish and ships. The Belly Dancers Hey there, so last Thursday I went to Dr Low’s Medicine Show at The Hideaway. There was not much dancing as there were not many lindy hoppers. I still enjoyed my time there. There were a lot of performances which I enjoyed. All of them. There are more photos than words in this post. The talent show John, The Ukelele Master First, we had some belly dancers to Indian music. It is crazy how strong their backs are! They go low so slow, my back would break into several pieces for sure if I did it. Then we had the amazing…
  • Heisenbergs of the swing – Swing Out at the Swing Inn (or a … Den)

    Don Mazonas
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Do you know what Walter White and Down for the Count have in common? Extraordinary mixing skills – W.W. mixes chemicals, DftC – notes. Don & Alex I have been to Bishopsgate venue many times before – mostly for Super Swing Pit – a monthly social event where they always have live bands on. This time, it was Swing Den – monthly social event with main focus on beginners. They don’t always have live bands on. This time, they had. I managed to get to the class which was brilliant – 6 count basics with some variations and then my signature move –…
  • The Last Chance Ragtime Band at Harlem Nights in Watford

    Don Mazonas
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Hello all! So last Saturday I went to Harlem Nights in Watford (finally, got a chance to dance in my local Hertfordshire). There was a band performing live. The band is called “The Last Chance Ragtime Band”. I came quite early – quarter past eight. There were a few people in but no one was dancing. At around 8:30, we had a taster class. It was fun to watch, even though I did not take it. I prepared my coffee, sat on the chair and said hello to my friends from London or Cambridge. Yup, there were people from all over the place. I also had a third cup of coffee that day. I…
  • Falling in love with jive at Live & Let Jive!

    Don Mazonas
    4 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    Hi all, last Thursday I went to another Live & Let Jive – monthly event held by none other than miss Kay Hoffman at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club. This is my third blog post about this event and I always had a blast. I just wish I could jive more (which is quite interesting, I really fell in love with jive after the Thursday’s class) or there were more lindy hopppers. I also took a class about 2 months ago, I would have taken last month but I was away in Germany for the Chase Festival (at the chase!) Anyway, this half post will be about the jive class. This will be a great…
  • My completely unbiased review of Oxford Lindy Exchange 2015

    Don Mazonas
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    Hello there! With a massive excitement I want to announce couple of things! Finally! This blog exceeded 100 blog posts mark! You know what it means right? Lindyverse has over 100 blog posts now! Have a good time reading them all Also, another announcement – Lindyverse fan page exceeded well over 1,000 likes! Yes! Anyway, last weekend I attended Oxford Lindy Exchange 2015. I had to sacrifice several events here in London for this … events like Nighthawks with live band or Natty Congeroo & The Flames of Rhythm gig on Sunday afternoon. I still regret nothing! Don & 2/3…
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    Travel Well Magazine

  • How to Grill Your Favorite Vegetables [Infographic]

    Travel Well
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    With a little prep and a hot grill rack, asparagus, artichokes, peppers, mushrooms and many other veggies become tender, crispy, and delicious dishes that stand on their own or become the perfect sides to your barbecue. Bookmark this infographic full of easy veggie-grilling tips from and Ghergich & Co. for your next summer dinner or backyard cookout. The post How to Grill Your Favorite Vegetables [Infographic] appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Eating Healthy with 15+ Hacks and Tips for Your Slow Cooker [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Travel Well
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Being able to cook a variety of nutritious and delicious meals easily can make or break a healthy lifestyle, and having the proper kitchen tools on hand to do so is essential. Whether you've got a full kitchen or a tiny kitchenette where shelf space is prime real estate, a slow cooker is a must-have. This set-it-and-forget-it appliance takes the guesswork out of nearly every meal, from a healthy dinner for two to prepping ahead for the week to crowd-pleasing dishes for your next party. Bookmark this infographic to make the most of this handy tool with these 15+ hacks and tips from PartSelect…
  • Go Big or Go Healthy: Summer Burger Recipe Throwdown

    Allen Johnson
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
    Make your summer cookout one to remember with two equally delicious and crowd-pleasing burgers to satisfy every guest. Go big with a Jalapeño Bacon Burger, a not-so-healthy cheese-stuffed meat patty with a spicy kick, or go healthy with a Southwest Black Bean Burger, a savory veggie burger with a chipotle lime sauce so good even the biggest meat lovers will be coming back for seconds. The post Go Big or Go Healthy: Summer Burger Recipe Throwdown appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Guide to Traveling Well in Rhode Island

    Alexa Nota
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    If you look closely, you'll see the Ocean State is a traveler's dream and a history buff's heaven: Its natural terrain and geography provide countless outdoor activities for vacationers and adventurers alike, its restaurant offering satisfies every foodie's curiosity, its art scene produces and attracts top creatives, and its history of deeply-rooted dissent leaves no question that general American badassery originated here. The post Guide to Traveling Well in Rhode Island appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • 10 Classic American Road Trips

    Alexa Nota
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Nowhere has US culture and travel collided more perfectly than on the classic American road trip. With iconic pieces of the country's history and pristine natural preservations paralleling the yellow and white lines dashing across the map, hitting the open road is not only the best way to see America, it's the best way to live and breathe it. From scenic coastal byways to remote stretches between national parks, these 10 classic road trips will take you through some of the best America has to offer. The post 10 Classic American Road Trips appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
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    Ways to Burn Fat

  • How To Get Rid Of Your Belly Fat

    Allison Carter
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    How To Get Rid Of Your Belly Fat Or Pooch The best way you can get rid of your pop belly or pooch is not by doing a certain AB exercise or by using the latest AB gadget---its through Proper diet and exercise.Sit-ups, crunches, AB lounges, & other AB gadgets all play a very small part in getting rid of your pop belly or pooch. Doing a 100 sit ups a day may help you build a six-pack but what's the point of you building a six pack if you can't see it while all of your belly fat is covering it up?If you have enough money to one of those AB machines or gadgets that you always see…
  • Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

    Allison Carter
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat - The Right Way How can I lose the fat around my belly? This is a question that most individuals who have a bean shaped belly find asking themselves. Here I have some some advice for you on how to deal with your unwanted stomach fat. Anyone who have tried to lose weight knows that to get rid of lower belly fat is difficult to do. It's one of those places in the human body where fat seems to take it's last stand. This is the reason why there are some people who are already thin all over but still have a bulge in the lower stomach. What you need to know is that to…
  • How to Reduce Belly Fat

    Allison Carter
    8 Jul 2015 | 4:07 pm
    How to Effectively Reduce Belly FatJelly Belly. Love Handles. Dunlap Disease. Whatever you want to call it, the excess fat around your midsection that wiggles and jiggles in all the wrong places just isn't pretty. Not only is belly fat unattractive, it can be downright dangerous to your health. Extra fat carried around your abdomen can increase your risk of heart disease. With so many pills, potions and programs flooding the weight loss industry today, many people are left feeling just plain confused about how to effectively reduce belly fat.The first thing you must know about how to…
  • How to Get Flat Stomach

    Allison Carter
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:06 pm
    How to Get Flat Stomach and Six Pack Abs For Girls Do you feel green with envy every time you see those Hollywood celebrities or athletes with sexy, washboard abs? Don't feel too bad, because it's possible for ordinary and average girls like you to tone those stomach muscles and potentially develop six pack abs.To have a great body and get your flat belly to show nicely, you got to follow the right diet and proper exercises, girl! Be careful not to fall in the trap of the so-called "fad diets" and of doing more than 20 crunches per session. When it comes to diet, it's important that lean…
  • Burn Stomach Fat

    Allison Carter
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:15 pm
    5 Sweaty Tips to Burn Stomach Fat - Cardio For Fat Loss Some days you pull up your shirt, look down and wonder. What would it be like if I could actually see my abs? I've been there. It's sad feeling that you need to hide your belly. It's even worse trying to convince yourself that the dryer shrunk another pair of jeans.That ends today. If you mix just ONE of these five tips with some simple changes to your diet, you'll notice your belly fat slowly, almost mysteriously disappearing.1. Jogging It's time tested, fit people approved. You can't really go wrong with jogging. It's one of the…
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    San Diego Fitness

  • How To Stay Focused

    28 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
      How To Be Your Best
  • Knee Pain Stretch Video with DR. Jo

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:21 am
    Knee Pain Stretches With Dr. Jo Photo Source
  • Edgy Veggies: Summer Edition

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:39 pm
    EDGY VEGGIES: SUMMER EDITION A great list of Summer Veggies by Lauren Blake Rd Here’s how to eat the season’s most surprising produce picks| Lauren Blake, RD Corn on the cob may get a lot of play come summertime, but there’s no reason to limit… Read More»
  • 9 Super Cheap Health Foods You Need

    20 Jul 2015 | 9:34 am
    9 Super Cheap Health Foods You Need to Stock Up On   Photo Source   Price: $1.29 each High in fiber, low in calories and full of vitamin A—pumpkin has got a lot to offer your body. Sure, you may consume enough pumpkin at Thanksgiving… Read More»
  • 10 Greens That Are Healthier Than Kale!

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:35 am
    10 Greens That Are Healthier Than Kale Photo Source In the world of marketing, image is everything. If you’re James Franco or Roger Federer or Taylor Swift, your name and face can be used to sell anything from phones to watches to perfume—even if you’re… Read More»
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    Fit Citizen

  • The 260km challenge - "Are you professionals?"

    Bozidar Spirovski
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:11 am
    The early morning startAnd now we are 5 riders at 3 AMA ride of 260 kilometres is not an easy challenge. We published the ride on Facebook groups, and invited friends. Not much response to the invitations, and up until the evening before the ride, there were only two confirmed riders. It was a very nice surprise to meet three other riders joining us at the gas station at Avtokomanda before the start. Suddenly we are 5: Aleksandar Dimovski (Thiago), Konstantin Koneski (Kosta), Alex MKD, Aleksandar Stojanovic and me.Fast in the nightWanting to avoid the worst heat, we started the ride…
  • Pain doesn't stop the cycling race

    Bozidar Spirovski
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    For Fiorenzo Magni, Tyler Hamilton, Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Fabian Cancellara and hundreds who rode through road rash, torn muscles, broken bones to finish a cycling race. Pain? scene
  • When in doubt - do Intervals

    Bozidar Spirovski
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:04 am
    Cycling training will quickly exhaust the interesting training routes. If you climb on your bike and ask yourself what should to ride, I suggest intervals.Everyone loves to hate intervals. When you ride at high intensity your heart fells like it's about to explode and when you ride at lower intensity you feel like you've just been beaten by a pro boxer. Intervals graph on StravaYet, intervals are one of the best training programs for cycling  After two-three weeks of interval training, the hills feel like they've lost a couple of percent of incline. Your cycling pack will feel…
  • Good Morning

    Bozidar Spirovski
    18 Jun 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Just a good morning to all
  • Great Cycling Inspiration

    Bozidar Spirovski
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
    Just found this video on Vimeo, and it's a truly great inspiration.In the 77 years old cyclist - "I look at people my age, and they look so old" #NeverGiveUp Taylor on a bike, by Peter Taylor via VimeoDo you feel younger today? Did you do your ride?
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    Build Your Dream Body

  • Sticky Prints Studio: Fitness Stickers for Your Planner

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    A post about stickers probably seems pretty random around these parts but I stumbled upon a new hobby that I’ve been having a lot of fun with and wanted to share! If you love stickers or planning or are just a fan of stationary in general, you will probably appreciate this post. I’ve always loved stickers. I used to collect them and I especially loved the Lisa Frank ones! I’m the type who will buy stickers and then not use them because I don’t want them to be gone. Isn’t that nuts?! Recently I’ve discovered how to create, print and cut my own stickers.
  • Cize Dance Fitness Program by Shaun T (Special Offer!)

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Gooooood morning and happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having a great start to the week so far. If you’re into dance fitness you might like to know that the Cize dance fitness program by Shaun T is finally available and ready to ship! I love the idea of dance fitness but I’m incredibly UNcoordinated. The good news is that Shaun breaks down the moves in the very first workout so you get the hang of them and then each workout progresses and your inner dancer is born! Or so I’ve been lead to believe? :) Here’s what Shaun T has to say about Cize: “It’s not about the…
  • FIXATE: 21 Day Fix Cookbook {101 Recipes}

    14 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    The 21 Day Fix fitness program by Autumn Calabrese has had amazing success since its release in February 2014. Its more challenging sequel was released earlier this year which is my current favorite Beachbody program (but still 2nd behind the retired Les Mills Pump!). You can read my full review of 21 Day Fix Extreme and get my sample meal plan here. I personally know several friends and family members who are currently doing the program or who have done it in the past. The workouts and simple meal plan are the perfect combo for beginners because the workouts are 30 minutes and the meal plan…
  • 155# Deadlifts and Some Reflection

    10 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    Wow. We’re already nearing mid-July. Where does the time go?! I hope your summer is awesome so far. :) Summer has kept me super busy but it hasn’t kept me from my workouts. Roger and I are still doing the StrongLifts 5×5 workout but I think we’re nearing the end of it, for us. It’s starting to feel like it’s time to start something new but I really appreciate what this program has been doing for me. It’s gotten me passionate about lifting again and it’s made me stronger inside and out. I have nothing but great things to say about the program. I…
  • Summer Challenge: #1MillionMinutes

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:47 am
    As a Sweat Pink Ambassador I get to be a part of an active community and one of my favorite aspects are the challenges that they come up with! Their latest summer challenge is a goal to hit #1MillionMinutes of physical activity within the community (by August 21, 2015) and you’re welcome to join in the fun! Are you up for the challenge? Here’s a fun little Mad Lib goin’ around: I am so excited to join #1MillionMinutes with #sweatpink! This summer my goal is to do at least 150 (number) minutes of physical activity per week. I’ll be focusing on lifting, HIIT and…
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    Breaking Muscle

  • Find Your Movement Medicine With Dr. Perry Nickelston, Ep 17

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Dr. Perry Nickelston dropped by our podcast to chat about common athletic injuries, anatomy, and the importance of individual movement assessment. If your movement and performance have gone off the rails, then it might be time to listen to Dr. Perry Nickelston, creator of the RAIL system. RAIL stands for release, activate, integrate, and load and is just one part of Perry's holistic approach to health, performance, and the human body.     read more
  • Rotational Exercise: The Controversy of Functional Training

    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    I'll help you determine if rotational training is right for you and provide some tips to do it well. Functional training is a philosophy that both connects and divides much of the fitness industry. The largest issue I’ve seen with “functional training” is that it is actually more of a philosophically based means of training than one of agreed-upon specific methods.   read more
  • Insurance: What Fitness Professionals Should Know

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Though many may try not to think about insurance, it's a necessity for fitness professionals. Make sure you are well-informed about all of your options when seeking coverage. No one really wants to spend money on insurance. Maybe it’s because we’re paying money for something we hope to never need, and that’s kind of strange. Or perhaps it’s because we’ve heard so many horror stories about insurance claims gone bad.   read more
  • 5 Advanced Bodyweight Exercises to Build Whole Body Strength

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    From a functional perspective, it makes sense to exercise your body as a unit instead of isolating specific parts. The workout split has become extremely popular and the go-to plan of choice for many exercise enthusiasts. It makes sense to divide your body into parts because this is how many gyms are laid out. The chest equipment is in one spot and leg exercise equipment are in another.   read more
  • What's Daoism Got to Do With It? The Yin and Yang of Training

    27 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Connect with your spiritual body and take your training to a new level. We are all chasing performance and strength gains at nearly any price. Some of us have gone to the extremes to guarantee continued improvement in our bodies. What I am going to present to you is an answer to all of our problems - or more so, a likely reason why you have hit stagnation in your training.   read more
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  • Top 9 Reasons Jumping Rope Is Really Good For You (#9 surprised me a lot!)

    25 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Jumping rope or skipping rope is the primary tool used in the activity of skipping played by children and many adults, where one or more participants jump over a rope swung so that it passes under their feet and over their heads. It’s a fun exercise and a way to enjoy a little me-time.Jumping rope exercises add spice to the usual and boring workout routines. Without a doubt, a common barbell routine with a jump rope exercise incorporated is not only much better but also a fun take on the usual exercises done for cardio such as running or riding a bicycle.Physical and Mental Benefits of…
  • A Timeline of Celebrity Fad Diets

    Robert James
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Let me just say I don’t like Fad Diets. I disapprove of them and they often hurt more than help. Trying to follow a trend is one thing but a trend that adversely affects your #health? I don’t think so. That’s a definite red flag for me. Unless you have good research to back it up (and if you know your #body can take it) it’s best to just improve your diet and maybe it can help make losing weight easy. To be truthful about it, maybe they work on some but some fad diets are simply not meant to work for everyone. If you want to try your hand at a few fad diets, please…
  • 7 Beautiful Ways Exercise Benefits Your Skin

    Kelly Everson
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Regular exercise comes with many #health benefits for your #body and skin. Exercising is a great way to burn calories and lose body fat that results from eating disorder and poor lifestyle. According to Ellen Marmur, MD, dermatologist and associate professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, most people focus on cardiovascular benefits of exercise although they are unaware that workouts improve circulation for healthy and vibrant skin. People with dermatological conditions should keep their skin protected when exercising. Here are some of the ways that your skin benefits from…
  • The Batman Kettlebell Complex

    Robert James
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    The Ultimate SuperheroThe Batman is my favorite comic book superhero of all time. There’s just something about him being human yet feared by gods and demons alike that makes him quite an easy character to idolize. He’s tough, badass, and probably one of the most intelligent superheroes ever created. Which explains my almost insane excitement for the new Batman vs Superman movie. Not to mention how it would definitely connect with the Suicide Squad film.It was also a twist of fate when I was working on a new #kettlebell complex. I’ve been play testing it for a week and I was…
  • 3 Simple Ways To Promote A Healthy Diet In Your Office

    Flaviu Mircea
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:43 am
    A Healthy Diet At WorkMaintaining a healthy diet outside your home is mostly a challenge for those who don’t have time to cook their own food. It’s almost an all too common scene everyday: cheap sandwiches, oily hotdogs, or that sugar frosted bagel everyone at work seems. If you’re an employer, the #health and wellbeing of your employees are your top priorities. The first step towards that goal is promoting a healthy diet in your office.While employers must first and foremost ensure that the workplace is safe and healthy for all employees – and make sure the risk of…
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    Body Gear Guide

  • The Ultimate Macros Guide to Carbohydrates

    21 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    Carbohydrates are the most abundant ones of the four major bio molecules. They are called carbohydrates because the carbon, oxygen and hydrogen they contain are generally in proportion to form water with the general formula Cn(H2O)n. They are also the most important source of energy for your body. Carbohydrates are further divided into two kinds: simple and complex. Simple Carbohydrates include sugars found naturally in foods such as fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products. They also include sugars added during food processing and refining. Complex Carbohydrates include whole grain breads…
  • The Ultimate Macros Guide to Proteins

    17 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Protein is one of the key macronutrients essential for a healthy immune, cellular and hormonal function. One gram of protein provides four calories. Your daily intake of proteins should be in accordance with the end results one is aspiring for. The amount of protein required by the by the body of a person aiming for a weight loss is considerably different than the amount of protein required by the body of one working out heavily to build muscles. Almost everyone knows about the importance of proteins for body building but not many are aware of the right sources, natural or supplementary,…
  • 21 Quick Actions You Can Do Today for a Healthier Life

    15 Jul 2015 | 3:56 am
    You want to live a healthier life. You aspire to be someone who looks different, who feels differently, someone who is stronger, faster and fitter than you and you can be all that. You just have to take the first step. But maybe you don’t know where to start. This is where you start. With 21 things that you can do today to take that first step! 1. Replace one meal with something healthier It’s by far the easiest way to start building a better eating habit. Start by something as simple as switching your breakfast from cereal to a chicken salad or if you’re vegan then maybe a berry salad.
  • I Hated Working out on A Treadmill…Until I Saw These!!

    13 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Working out on a treadmill is perhaps the easiest way to burn calories by walking or running. The simple indoors exercise equipment provides an experience which is as natural as the outdoors one. The good old machine however is not as simple as before. It has been modified in interesting ways to give the user a fun yet wholesome and rigorous workout session. It’s time to move beyond the manual vs. motorized treadmill debate and focus on the latest improved versions the treadmill available in the market. Some of these are Rock Climbing Treadmill The Rock Climbing Treadmill has a continuously…
  • Best Compound Workouts to Build Strength and Improve Gains

    4 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    If you’re a bodybuilder, then this article is not for you. There has been this continuous debate around isolation workouts vs compound workouts and while both have their pros and cons, what really matters is your personal goal and what you’re trying to get out of your workouts. If you are trying to improve strength and develop a higher level of fitness then compound workouts with heavy weights is one of the best ways to go about it. You employ multiple muscle groups and simulate real world movements that add an actual functional component to your workouts. You’ll be able to…
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    1 to 1 Fitness

  • Free Online Yoga Training for Your Feel Great Fitness

    17 Jul 2015 | 1:03 am
    If you wish to learn and study yoga from the comforts of home you can get free online yoga training in the form of yoga training videos. These videos are also great for parents and children to work out together as a family. If you have had the wish to check out yoga for personal fitness, it is high time for you to check out these free online yoga classes.It is important for you to find credible online yoga videos from trustworthy sources online. 1to1Fitness is a website that gives you online yoga training videos for everyone of all ages. With the help of these free yoga training videos, you…
  • Which Is The Best Diet Plan For Weight Loss?

    6 Jul 2015 | 3:53 am
    There are many people that frantically look for the best diet plan for weight loss. There are many in the market today however most of them are not simple to follow. People become de-motivated in just few days. We have brought to you a diet plan that will help you lose weight and keep you looking great this 2015. Lets check it out-James Duigan’s Clean & Lean Diet Plan to get you into perfect shapeCelebrity fitness expert James Duigan has devised this unique diet plan to help you get into shape in no time. This plan involves cutting off the toxic food that encourages the body to store…
  • 5 Exclusive Workouts That Will Give You Perfect Fitness

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    The perfect fitness is not a distant dream for anyone. Irrespective of your age and health condition, it is never too late for you to begin. The right diet and workout has to be dedicatedly practiced for you to see results. The following are 5 exclusive workouts that are simple and can be done by both men and women. Check them out below and see how they can give you the perfect fitness levels for better self-esteem and confidence-Exclusive Workout For Perfect Fitness1. Push Ups-  This belongs to old school but it is very effective for the human body. It works on the chest, triceps and…
  • How Can You Maintain Your Perfect Balanced Diet?

    23 May 2015 | 3:54 am
    Introduction- Why Balanced Diet?The keys to perfect health and a long life is a balanced diet. For survival, we need food for two reasons. The first reason is for the growth of the body. The second reason is for the repair of the body. It is wise to choose your food well if you wish to live a fit and healthy life!Food for EnergyThe human body also needs energy. This energy comes with the right intake of meat, fish, fruits and vegetables. Sweet food and cereals also give energy to the body. We should eat food rich in protein. At the same time, we should consume small amounts of minerals and…
  • 10 Best Yoga Poses That Cut Out The Fat From Your Body

    12 May 2015 | 4:22 am
    If you are obese or overweight, you can try the following 10yoga poses to cut out the fat from your body. They are very good for quick weight loss and be done from the convenience of any place. Check them out-1. Setu Bandha Pose - Bridge PoseRepeat 5-10 times and release.  This pose removes the fat from your thighs and lower back. See the illustration below-2. Bhekasana PoseHold pose for 5 breaths and release. Given below is an example of how you should do it. It is a good stretch for the entire body and helps in the removal of fat.3. Dhanurasana or Bow Pose While lifting your chest…
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  • 3 Training Strategies to Crush your next Adventure Race

    Jon Pope
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    1 – Your adventure race training needs some structure Structure = simplicity Structured programming = predictable improvements in the physiological capacities necessary for chaotic and random environments such as an adventure race. Chaotic and/or random programming = inability to consistently perform in varied or chaotic environments such as an adventure race. Random programming improves your ability to perform during short bouts of high intensity by improving transient localized adaptations that feed off systemic adaptations such as relative strength, aerobic capacity, movement, and…
  • The 100 Rep Warm Up

    Steve Bamel
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you are like me, you hate wasting time with a warm up.  And nowadays, people will have you believe that you need to spend hours warmup up.  Stretch this, activate that, and on top of that, they make up words and put them together to make it sound like a warm up is something more.  “It’s time for the neuro-mobility-pillar-sequence 4 warm up.” Well I have news for you.  A warm up is just that.  It prepares the body for the work you are about to do.  That’s it.  So here is my 100 rep warm up.  It takes around 5 minutes and can be done anywhere with anybody.  A…
  • The 5 Top Supplements Every Athlete Should Use for Improved Performance

    Matt Couch
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:06 am
    Supplements can only take you to the next level when your whole food nutrition is dialed in! The nutritional supplement business is booming, and companies around the world are flexing their “muscles” by appealing to not only athletes but also the weekend warriors and everyday gym goers. And what they are selling is take this “magic pill” and you will instantly see results. Don’t believe me, Forbes believes that by the year 2021 the supplement industry will top 60 billion dollars in total revenue (that is BILLIONS with a –B). But does what they are selling actually work? Should you…
  • Power Partnership: TrainHeroic with FrontDesk Pro

    Ben Crookston
    20 Jul 2015 | 1:56 pm
    As the great Sam Cooke said, “Change gonna come.” And indeed, change is coming to the world of competitive fitness, with its athletes leading the movement. Rather than hiring one coach to support all of their training needs (conditioning, strength, olympic lifting, gymnastics, etc.) many of the top athletes in this week’s CrossFit Games™ have sought out specialist coaches that are best-in-class in their niche. Though this may seem like a subtle shift in the landscape, it is a significant marker of an evolution in the sport. Exemplifying this evolution, podium hopeful Noah Ohlsen…
  • Power Training for Sport- Progressions for Success

    Steve Bamel
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Power Training: My First Mistake I’ve got a secret to tell you.  When I first started out as a young strength coach 15 years ago, I didn’t include the Olympic Lifts in my programs. Blasphemy, I know.  It wasn’t that I didn’t appreciate their ability to develop strength and power, it was just that it took so much time for the athletes to actually learn them that I thought I was wasting their time when there other things that we could be doing to develop their strength and power, TODAY! Olympic Lifts: Not Just for the Olympics Power Training: My Next Mistake However,…
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    Focus Fitness

  • How To Design A Perfect Bodyweight Workout Routine

    Brian Syuki
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Search for bodyweight workout routines on google and you’ll find thousands of them. But don’t be too quick to follow them. Problem with most routines online is they are not personalized. The program might be very good, but it doesn’t fit you strength level and goals. You’ll find that most folks use routines which are either too easy or too advanced for them. While you can get results from a routine which is not personalized, a personalized one will give you better results. You’ll get maximum results from a routine which, puts into account – your strength level, goals, any previous…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Getting Six Pack Abs

    Brian Syuki
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Getting six pack abs is simple, but not easy. I bet you see six pack abs’ adverts every other day. The fitness industry is filled with ab products and machines. But I hate to break it to you – none of these products are the key to six pack abs or a flat stomach. Unfortunately, most people who train for abs never get them. On the flip side, most people with six pack abs never purposely trained for them. For most of us, six pack abs are a reward for eating healthy and exercising regularly. It is not the main reason why we started training. Honestly, if your only goal is to get ripped six…
  • How To Overcome a Bodyweight Training Plateau

    Brian Syuki
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:48 am
    To get the most out of bodyweight exercises, you have to keep progressing. In our quest to become leaner and stronger, we hit plateaus. Weeks or months go by and there is no progress……you are still stuck on the same number of sets and reps. This can be frustrating, especially when you have been making easy gains in the past. The thing is, it is easy to make gains in the first few months of strength training. But there may come a time when the gains slow down or stall. Plateaus, mostly occur when the body adapts to training or diet, sometimes both. Therefore, you need to make changes in…
  • 22 Fitness Experts Share The Most Effective Bodyweight Exercises

    Brian Syuki
    12 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    Most people are skeptical when I tell them I build my muscle through bodyweight exercises. And I understand why……The media has led them to believe lifting heavy weights is the only way to build muscle and get strong. Well….that’s not true. You can build muscle and strength with bodyweight exercises alone. But don’t expect much if you are only doing a few push ups and sit ups. To see great results, you have to do the best bodyweight exercises. To find out the most effective bodyweight exercises, I asked 22 calisthenics enthusiasts this question: What are your top 5 bodyweight…
  • 25 Diet and Exercise Tips That Will Completely Transform Your Body

    Brian Syuki
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:52 am
    Changing your body is not easy, but it can be done if you know what to do. With the right information, you can transform your body in the shortest time possible. If you have failed in transforming your body so far, it means you are doing something wrong. And I see how that’s possible….there is so much misinformation and contradicting advice out there. You might actually sabotage your results without knowing. Firstly, I would like to warn you: this is not quick fix plan. Changing how you look will take time and effort. Trust me, those “how to transform your body in a month” articles…
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  • Extreme Fitness: You’re Doing it Wrong

    27 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    For some reason in today’s society many people have this all or nothing approach towards everything. It’s almost as they leave no option to meet somewhere in the middle. For example, many people believe that those who have nice aesthetic physiques never cheat on their diet or miss a workout. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Many people with nice bodies have moments of indulging, giving in to something outside of their diet or regimen. Nobody is perfect. There are many areas of fitness where people have a misperception on what it really means to have great fitness…
  • You’re Not A Bad Person Because You’re Out of Shape, but That’s Not The Issue

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:41 am
    When it comes to health and appearance there tends to be a lot of emotions involved. Many people tend to get upset at the way the way they look, frustrated with the process, or belittle their progress because they don’t realize how far they’ve come. These emotions and feelings have many looking for justifications that it’s okay to remain in their current state. I see people post on social media picture quotes saying things along the lines “I may not be model, or look the way society says I should, but that doesn’t make me any less important”. This…
  • “I’m Fine” – One The Biggest Lies People Tell You

    22 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    Let’s face it, life is a real challenge. It’s not this magical place made of lollipops and gumdrops where everybody wins. In reality, it’s a really competitive world that’s going to test you to the fullest. Not every opportunity you take on will flourish, not everyone you meet will like you, not everything promised to you will come to fruition. Those are just a few of the many challenges we face. Rich, poor, black, white, short, tall, it doesn’t matter, we all go through challenges. This message isn’t to be negative and say there is no hope. You have two…
  • Nature’s Cure – 6 Holistic Remedies to Treat Different Ailments

    21 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    In life, we all have our ups and downs. We get sick, injured, stressed, and upset throughout our lifetime. Many people have felt so bad for so long that they forget what feeling good is like. I know how this is because I’ve experienced it myself (I’ll dive deeper into this story in a future post). Others run straight to the pharmacy hoping that some medication is going to fix their problem. Over the years I’ve done my best to stay away from prescription or over the counter drugs. For years, I would just tough things out and let nature take its course. As time went on I…
  • Buyer Beware: 5 Buzzwords That Mean Absolutely Nothing

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    In marketing, advertisers are very good at coming up with catchy terms and phrases to attract customers. They’ll spend a lot of time testing the marketing on different ideas to see which ones will work the best. Unfortunately, many of these terms or phrases are very misleading. For example, even though I’m an advocate of the gluten free diet, companies will label and market an unhealthy product using this term to get people to think they’re buying the healthier alternative (and use that as a reason to mark the price up as well). This is just one of many examples, and in this…
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    Powered By You Training Studio

  • Fitness: How Can I Stay Motivated? Q&A with Trainer Suzanne

    15 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    This post was written by Suzanne Digre of Workout Nirvana. Suzanne, a PBY trainer, coaches clients online and in person and writes about fitness on her blog, View her trainer profile here. Q: I’m feeling down and demotivated. I just can’t seem to stick to a program long enough to see results. Advice? A: In my experience, there’s usually two things at work here, both regarding mindset: Your inner critic has taken over. WTH is an “inner critic?” Well, I think the name is fairly obvious: It’s that nagging voice in your head saying you can’t do it, you’re…
  • Nutrition: The Skinny on Diet Soda

    8 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Are you hooked?  Well, at least it’s not regular soda (or pop or a coke, depending on where you live), right?  The truth is diet soda gives you a sugar rush far stronger than eating a spoonful right out of the good ‘ol sugar bowl.  Who knew?!  The bigger problem is that you aren’t getting any calories with that, which might be the reason you choose to drink it in the first place.  Read on to find out why that is actually a bad thing, and several other things going on with your body on diet soda. While research is still in the early stages, there is enough information out there to…
  • Nutrition Topic: Are You Hungry?

    16 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Have you ever actually stopped before eating to check in with your body to see if you are actually hungry? Chances are if you practice some mindfulness around your eating, you would discover that often we reach for food out of boredom, loneliness, anxiety, sadness, or a feeling of being under stress and overwhelmed. This is referred to as “emotional eating.” Because we “feel” with our gut as well as the rest of us, it can be easy to confuse emotions or other physical sensations with hunger. Wanting to Eat vs. Needing to Eat True hunger is general and non-specific. It can be an empty,…
  • Fitness Topic:  5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skip the Gym During the Summer

    14 Jun 2015 | 12:37 pm
    As spring fades and summer begins, many people head outdoors, where they spend time swimming, playing sports, hiking, or going for long walks on the beach. Whether it’s on vacation or weekend getaways with the kids, people are generally much more active during the summer months, which is good for both the heart and spirit. While all of this cardio has its health benefits, it doesn’t replace the many benefits of strength training. During the summer months, gyms are vacated while people head outdoors for exercise, but it’s just as important as ever to lift and tone during the warm…
  • Nutrition Topic: Surviving Summer BBQs

    Amy Abraham
    19 May 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Now that we’ve (hopefully) survived the last spring snowstorm and with Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time for those grills to start firing up in your neighborhood. YAY! Summer BBQs are one of the sure signs that winter has finally surrendered and warm temperatures are here to stay. Who doesn’t love getting an invitation to cook out and share some memorable times with friends and family? However, if you’re a party animal (or just love to socialize), all those BBQs can quickly start to sabotage your healthy habits. Does this mean that you have to turn down invitations and be…
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    Prime Health Solutions

  • Old School New Body Gets Reviewed – F4X Training System Exposed

    18 Jul 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Product Name: Old School New Body Website url: Price: $20 one time payment Creators: Steve Holman, Becky Holman, and John Rowley Overall Rank: 55 out of 100 My Old School New Body Review delves deep into the F4X system and includes chapter-by-chapter summaries to help you make an informed decision before purchase. What Is It? A 100-page eBook with […]
  • How To Build Muscle And Lose Fat At The Same Time

    13 Jul 2015 | 9:30 am
  • Venus Factor Review – A Detailed Overview

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Venus Factor System – A Comprehensive Review Name: The Venus Factor (VF) Website: Price: One time payment of $47 + additional up-sells Creator: John Barban Overall Rank: 95/100 Guarantee: 60-day money back guarantee In my Venus Factor Review I reveal the details of everything that is included with purchase and whether it delivers on the $47 price tag. What Is […]
  • Perfect Female Body Measurements – The Hourglass Shape

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:09 am
    The primary predictors of beauty in the female body are a low BMI and a curvaceous figure. Discover the perfect female body measurements.. *This is a follow-up to my previous post on the perfect male body measurements The title of this article is misleading because society’s views on beauty in the female body are subjective and vary based on […]
  • How To Get Big Arms Fast – Arnold’s Top Tips

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    Go straight to the top for advice on how to get big arms fast. Arnold reveals the methods he used to develop the greatest arms of all time. The anatomy of the arm is composed of three major muscle groups: Biceps Brachii: The biceps have two heads that start under the shoulder and insert just […]
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    Workout Champ

  • Diet Plan 101 – What Does Eating Healthy Really Mean?

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you heard your friends saying they’re eating healthy only to be shocked by the amount of fruit they end up eating everyday? Or perhaps they’re having a leek and lentil soup that barely delivers 10% of their daily calorie intake in a meal. People do seem more conscious about eating healthy, thanks to an entire army of nutritionists and fitness enthusiasts taking to the web. But diet plans must deliver results and there are a few basic principles to follow if you really want to eat healthy. Diet plan 101 – How to eat healthy? 1. Calorie Requirements & Portion Control…
  • How to Burn Fat in Less Time – Try a HIIT Workout

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    You want to burn fat but time is a commodity just as precious as gold. You have a busy work, social and domestic schedule. Taking time out and dedicating it to exercise can be difficult. There are always other pressing matters. But what if I told you that you could get fabulous results for fat loss and cardiovascular fitness in less time. That’s right, I’m talking quality workouts not quantity. While you can keep slogging away with running and cycling, eventually your body will adapt to this stimulus and burn less calories over time. The result: you need to put in more time…
  • 5 Best Lesser Known Workout Apps That Deliver Results

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    You’re probably thinking that way too much has been written and said about the basic running and activity tracking workout apps like fitbit, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, Strava and Endomondo. Other workout tracking apps like JeFit and Fitness Buddy have also had their fair share of press coverage. We will not be looking at any of these. While they’re decent apps, a new breed of fitness apps is set to give you more tools to help you achieve your fitness goals. Some of these are still in their infancy and are true challengers to the established players in the market. Lift-IQ What if I told…
  • 10 Beginner Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid for Progress

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    So you’ve made up your mind to lose weight? Awesome! Now give yourself a winning chance by not making these mistakes. Unrealistic or no goals “I want to lose some weight” is hardly a goal. It’s a wish. It won’t help you come up with a solid action plan to reach the goal. You’ll find yourself jumping from one fad diet to the next crazy high intensity workout. A fitness goal has a specific measure associated with it. Whether it’s body fat or performance oriented your goal must be have a deadline. Try picking a deadline that isn’t so far away that…
  • How to Lose Belly Fat Fast

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s the most stubborn sort of fat that clings to your body. Well beyond the 12 week get-lean workout program or whatever latest diet plan is in fashion. Is there really a quick-fix trick to losing belly fat? “How to lose belly fat fast?“ has got to be the most commonly asked question on the interwebs. It’s a valid question too. How is it that belly fat stays till long after you’ve lost some weight. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to track every bite of food you take and push your exercise session yet another 10 minutes out.
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    Body Weight Exercises & Workouts

  • 20 Bodyweight Circuits For Rapid Fat Loss

    Todd Kuslikis
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The most effective way to burn fat is a sound diet. Period. The second way (and close in effectiveness) is circuit training. Circuit training will suck the fat right off your body… if you do it correctly. During all of the years that I have been training, having a lean muscular physique has been very important to me. Which means I needed to have a low body fat percentage. Even though the main reason behind my pursuit for lower fat was for aesthetics, as I started to become more and more lean I noticed some remarkable improvements in my health and mood as well. As a result, I…
  • Muscle Hacking: 7 Simple Tricks To Get You Greater Gains (Beyond Fitness & Food)

    Todd Kuslikis
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    Almost all of us who train hard (or not so hard) want to build more muscle and lose more fat. The best way to achieve both of these goals is to train harder and more efficiently. However, there is a limit to how much you can train. For this reason, the past few years I started researching ways to increase the results that I was getting from my training. During these years, I came across numerous techniques and I tried to implement all of them. Some of them worked and some of them didn’t. In this post, I am going to share with you some of the most effective ways that I have found. These…
  • The 34 Greatest Bodyweight Feats Of Strength, Endurance and Skill

    Todd Kuslikis
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:41 am
    Nothing motivates me as much as watching extreme displays of strength, determination and skill. I always feel like training harder every single time I see someone transcend his limits and achieve something that was deemed impossible. In this post, I am going to share with you some of the greatest bodyweight feats, many of which I have successfully used for my own training inspiration. Some of theses feats are going to be achievable, but others are going to be really hard and only the few who are very serious and dedicated to their training are going to achieve. How To Use This Article The…
  • A Complete Guide To Bodyweight Back Training

    Todd Kuslikis
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    Right after I started training seriously with calisthenics, I realized that there was something unique about the muscles of the back. They weren’t like the other muscle groups. There was so much complexity and beauty in back training and much of it centered around the very important scapula. After all these years of training, I can say with certainty that very few things come close to the feeling of having a strong back. A strong back can make you feel taller, more confident, more assertive and fearless. In short, it can make you feel like you can accomplish anything. WOW, Todd! That…
  • 55 Bodyweight Leg Exercises To Help You Build Strength & Muscle

    Todd Kuslikis
    1 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    There is a tendency among beginner and aspiring calisthenics trainees to skip leg training completely and focus exclusively on achieving upper body strength feats. I used to be like that in the beginning too. When I started training with calisthenics my biggest aspiration was to achieve the unbelievable calisthenics skills that I saw on Youtube. Almost all of these skills were related to upper body strength. The few skills that were related to lower body strength (like pistols) didn’t seem as exciting. And, for this reason, I pushed leg training aside. Other than neglecting my legs,…
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    Exercise and Fitness Tips

  • Quick-and-Easy Fat-Burning Recipes

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Foods that fight fat Losing weight—and keeping the pounds off—isn’t a quick or easy process, but a few simple diet tricks can be a big help along the way. Our favorites? Eating lots of protein, fiber, and healthy carbs, which boost your metabolism and keep you feeling full all day long. If you’re not sure […]
  • Get Rid of those “Love Handles” BEST Workout!

    25 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Why the on Earth do they call them “love handles”, anyway?! I’m pretty sure nobody is really in love with any “excess” anywhere; especially right above your waistline. This workout is dedicated to obliterating love handles and “slim-ifying” your midsection. The only thing you’ll love about them when you’re done is where they used to […]
  • Buy A Home Gym

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Television advertisers are forever taunting us with newer, easier and more effective ways to work out. Buxom and brawny models make the equipment look as though it’s doing he work for them. But like all things, if workout equipment looks too good to be true, it probably is. Before you buy a home gym, there […]
  • Exercise at Home

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Some of the home exercises you can benefit from are aerobics. Instead of paying high fees to visit the gym, practice working out at home. You can find videos, books, guides and more on the Internet or at local bookstores to help you get started with working out at home. If you are just starting […]
  • Different Types Of Exercise Equipment And Many Different Ways To Exercise

    14 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    There are many different types of exercise equipment and many different ways to exercise. Most people will undoubtedly think that it doesn’t matter very much what kind of exercise you do just as long as you are being active you are being healthier. To some extent this is true you are being healthier no matter […]
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    The Fitness Avenue

  • Choose a Breakfast to Control Your Blood Sugar

    Barbara Webb
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Breakfast food for thought from the Fitness Avenue.  How you start your day, influences your whole day, so lets talk breakfast.  A long line of cars at a fast food establishment caught my attention during morning hours yesterday.  Are Americans crunched for time to this magnitude or do we just like fast food breakfast?  Breakfast is an important meal that will determine how energized you are for the day or if you're going to crash land throughout the day due to up and down blood sugars. Eggs and oatmeal are both sources of energy and nutrients to start the day.  Eggs…
  • Is Milk Good For You

    Barbara Webb
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Greetings from the Fitness Avenue.  Recently there have been conflicting reports about whether milk is good for you or not.  There are anti-milk people, pro milk people, raw milk people, and people who advocate alternates to milk completely.  These groups basically represent personal preferences, but is milk good for you?  Milk does have good nutrients such as protein, calcium and vitamin D, but so does leafy greens, seafood and a variety of nuts. Supporters of raw milk believe that the pasteurizing process kills healthy enzymes and good bacteria needed for bone…
  • Challenged to Keep Exercising

    Barbara Webb
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Good morning, from the Fitness Avenue.  Information about dieting and fitness is filtered to us daily from various media sources.  In addition to that there are opinions and studies, research and new study results daily.  Well, guess what, I'm not going to address any of that today, but I'm gonna keep it real and  talk about my personal struggle to exercise despite the great benefits of my personal regimen.  Even though I manage this blog and I am always talking to people about fitness and getting into shape, I'm not a big fan of exercise.  It's important to be…
  • The Great Benefits of Brocoli

    Barbara Webb
    12 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Evidence continues to grow through studies and research that what we eat will play a major part in our health and the disease process.  People who are conscious about their health will drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, will eat foods that reduce cholesterol and manage blood sugar, which brings me to the topic of super foods.  Super foods are those leafy green foods that are packed with nutrients to do wonders for us.  One in particular is broccoli, a leafy tree like vegetable that is known, through studies and research,  to help prevent cancer.  Broccoli is…
  • Pre and Post Workout

    Barbara Webb
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Hello to the fitness world from the Fitness Avenue. Back in the day exercise was just plain exercise or so it seemed.   Now there's all sorts of terms to describe what we do and how we do it which brings me to the topic of pre-work out or warm up activity and post workout activity.  Some people consider a workout to include your warm up, actual workout session, and your cool down, while others refer to these activities as separate components of their session. It's really a matter of personal preference.    A warm up prepares your body for your work out session and averages…
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  • How I went Vegan on my Half Marathon trail run. (Part 1- going vegetarian)

    26 Jul 2015 | 12:37 am
    Hey all.   Today I want to address one of the biggest and most beautiful changes I have made in my life, one of the most important and meaningful moves one can do, according to my set of beliefs.   It was a beautiful spring day 2 Mays ago (2013), and I was preparing for my 3d Half Marathon gunshot to get us going, it was a beautiful place to run, a 21 Km trail in one of the most green and pleasant places one can ask. The gunshot came, we were out, I promised myself that in order for me to finish
  • Fat loss made simple, OR: The Cardio MYTH, lose weight without moving an inch, NEVER workout! (The lazy diet).

    25 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
      Hey guys, today I want to address a massive point of interest for a lot of people struggling to shed em extra pounds, get fit and healthy, look and feel better.   Everyone today is trying to sell us those quick fixes, those magic pills, that magic workout. That’s kind of misleading, and actually very untrue that these fixes can hold the time test, they might get you to a good starting point, but from there forward, you must make massive changes to your life, not at once, not in one day, week,
  • How to eat clean for good, eliminate bad food cravings, and get the dream body: (Part 1)

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:26 am
    Hey guys, today I want to address one of the hottest and most spoken of/written about subjects, not only in the fitness industry, but in general, we just don’t shut up about it, and I won’t as well.   After starting my personal journey from being overweight, to where I am now, 6 pack, 8 starting to show, and muscles all around, I feel as if I have a lot to share, and I’m confident you can gain something from it if you’re on a fat loss mission of any kind, may it be obesity, chubbiness,
  • 6 irritating myths about quitting smoking you must know :

    18 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
      6 myths about quitting smoking you should know:   Today Ill address the irritating myths, which make a lot of us fear the process of quitting, I apologize from the start for my strong language and anger towards the subject, it just f*kn p*sses me the hell off. Good luck in quitting !   Smoking cessation is the most difficult thing you’ll ever do. Yeah, well NO, a big no no, quitting smoking basically is a joke, once you’re passed the bad links phase (talked about in earlier quit posts, link
  • The 10 healthiest foods on the planet you want to bring into your life, regardless of your diet type.

    15 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    The 10 healthiest foods on the planet you want to bring into your life, regardless of your diet type.   Almonds – The tastiest nut of  'em all, satisfies and fills you up fast, is packed with ultra-nutrients, and is considered numero uno in the nut world, but not only. Almonds are the best “bang for the buck”, nutrients, minerals, and anti-oxidants Should be considered as a snack, and not to indulge in it, because it is very fatty, a cup of raw almonds can hold up to 900 calories! Eat
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    Fitness Fixation

  • What is Kinesiology Tape and How Does It Work?

    Kelly Stiles
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:56 am
    Kinesiology tape is now becoming increasing popular, and a surprising number of people are now reliant on it to relieve their aches and pains, but what is it, and how does kinesiology tape work? Kinesiology tape is a method of helping to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and help your muscles to recover. The tape has been made to ensure that your muscles and joints receive extra support when they need it the most. Who uses it? Athletes were the main users of kinesiology tape until a few years ago. Many athletes were seen with lengths of tape on various parts of their body, and none of us…
  • 8 Cool and Refreshing Cucumber Juicing Recipes

    Kelly Stiles
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Cucumbers provide health benefits from head to toe, inside and out. Nutritionally they contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and potassium. In this article, we take a look at 8 cool and refreshing cucumber juicing recipes to tickle those tastebuds. Cool as a… Serves: 1 Description: This recipe also contains carrots which are high in Vitamin A, and are great for you skin and eyes too. You’ll also find some nutritious celery which is a great source of Vitamin K, fiber, potassium and vitamins B & C. Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 stalk of celery 4 carrots 1 apple Half a peeled…
  • 10 Top Rated Upright Exercise Bikes

    Kelly Stiles
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    Buying an exercise bike is not as easy as you would imagine. Many different bikes offer a different range of features, and some are only suitable for those who are over 5 foot 5, and weigh less than 240 pounds. So, how can you go about buying the right exercise bike for you? Here’s how: Levels of Resistance If you’re looking to improve your fitness levels over time, then you need to look for a bike that has a lot of levels of resistance. Some bikes even come with specifically built in programs to help you progress. Odometer Most exercise bikes come with some sort of odometer, that show…
  • Inov-8 Weightlifting Shoes Review

    Kelly Stiles
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:33 am
    Trying to lift very heavy weights is not that easy, in addition to the amount of training you need to do, and the motivation it takes to reach your goal, there can be a variety of obstacles that you need to conquer in order to achieve your dream. Incredibly, the shoes that you wear can have a huge impact on the deadlift, as well as the snatch, clean and jerk and the squat. Here is where inov-8 weightlifting shoes can come in and make a real difference. Thanks to the way that they are made, these shoes can encourage you to keep your torso upright, even while you’re catching the bar.
  • The Best Folding Exercise Bikes

    Kelly Stiles
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    Not everyone has the luxury of being able to hop on their bike and take to the road for a few hours of good hard exercise. However, that might not be a bad thing… Did you know that as our roads get busier, riding a bike is not as safe as it once was? Over 20,000 people are thought to be badly injured or killed on our roads each year. This figure is alarming, and it can prevent people from cycling, but there is another option. Home gym exercise bikes. You don’t need to be a cycling enthusiasts to take advantage of the physical and mental benefits of exercise bikes, and although…
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  • Something Far Better Than Meditation

    Meditation Citadel
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:58 pm
    THE claims made for certain meditation techniques are quite attractive: to widen understanding of oneself, to replace negative tendencies and bad habits with positive ones, to overcome anxieties and fears, and, yes, even to improve health. “If we have the proper inner attitude about life’s problems, then we can also solve them,” promises the book Autogenes Training für Fortgeschrittene (Autogenic Training for Advanced Students). Many people hold up “self-realization” and finding the “inner, or real, self” as the cure-all for every problem. But is this a realistic approach?
  • The Need for Solitude

    Meditation Citadel
    27 Jun 2015 | 1:34 am
    JEHOVAH commands us to meditate; and to meditate we need solitude. We are to meditate on Jehovah’s Word, not just for mental exercise or personal enrichment of thought or to philosophize, but to be better able then to go preach it to others. Serious meditation, not daydreaming, is hard work. The mind is like a balky mule; it takes a few licks and kicks to get it moving. And it takes solitude so that outside interferences will be cut to as near nothing as possible. Writing in the December 1, 1954, Christian Century, Simeon Stylites said: “In so many ways we, as a people, have declared war…
  • How Meditation Expanded

    Meditation Citadel
    6 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    Secular versions of meditation that are now spreading like wildfire around the world are all based on Eastern religious traditions. In fact, these kinds of meditation are becoming popular not just on this side of the world but on other parts as well. Perhaps many people do not realize that the relaxation techniques recommended for people who are dealing with very stressful situations borrow largely from Eastern cultures. The practices are known to cure problems of the modern world.   Origins, development, and expansion of meditative traditions Historians attribute the origins of…
  • Why You Should Meditate Often?

    Meditation Citadel
    6 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    Oftentimes, before endeavoring to talk to others about God and his qualities and deeds, we have to talk to ourselves, or soliloquize, to impress things first upon our minds for the guidance of our tongues. Such meditation and self-preparation is good and serves a fine purpose. This is true of our King Jesus Christ, the Greater David: “Of the glorious splendor of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works, I will meditate,” or, “soliloquize.” When we set our minds to meditating about Jehovah God as Sovereign, our eyes begin to open to discern the glorious splendor of his majesty. To…
  • Is Buddhism the Way to Enlightenment?

    Meditation Citadel
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
    BUDDHISM developed in Asia, and most adherents to it are still on that continent. But interest in Buddhist teachings has been increasing in other parts of the world in recent times. Many look to it as a way to “enlightenment.” Buddhism is based upon the person and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who became known as “Buddha” (meaning “Enlightened One”). Siddhartha was born into a royal family in India in the sixth century B.C.E. While still a young man Siddhartha became disturbed over the fact that sickness, suffering, old age and death are the common lot of everyone. He…
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  • The 13 All-Time Best Workout Tips To Kickstart Your Training

    Andy C Watson
    25 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Want to know the tips to getting lean, slapping on muscle and making gains in record time? I did too, so I’ve been looking through my years of training diaries and copious dietary and workout notes from the 1990s, checking out what worked and what didn’t, examining where I was making progress and what hindered me. I’ve put some distance between the gym rat version of me from years ago and where I am now, so I’ve been able to add objectivity. Now I’m back on the road to training hard and learning a lot about how things have changed in the workout world over the last 20 years. But…
  • Infographic: Everything You Need To Know About Creatine

    Andy C Watson
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This nutrition infographic shows you everything that you need to know about how creatine works in your body and how much to take. For further background read this post on how creatine influences metabolic pathways.   I hope this post was useful to you, if you liked it please share or comment!!
  • Body Measurement Chart Download

    Andy C Watson
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
      Here’s a body measurements chart that I put together for you to print out and track your progress. Good luck on your workout journey! Download Measurement and Bodyweight Chart I hope this chart will be useful to you. If so, please spread the word or leave a comment – it’s very much appreciated!
  • Body Beast Workout Schedule Downloads

    Andy C Watson
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:36 am
    You can download all the separate Body Beast workout sheets from this page. “Do you need to go get a note from your mommy?” – one of the many great one-liners that Sagi comes up with during the course of Body Beast. I’ve just started my Body Beast journey after successfully completing Insanity training a few weeks ago. and will cover my progress in this blog, let you know what to watch for and how it all went for me. In the meantime, I didn’t want to download and print out all the Body Beast workout sheets all at once, plus I have a folder from back in the…
  • 19 Signs That You’re A Workout Legend

    Andy C Watson
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    This could go either way. If you recognise all of the 19 situations below and can tick them off then you could be a workout legend. On the other hand, perhaps you’re just a gym rat obsessive! Back in the 1990s when I was in the middle of a full-on-get-big-crusade, I checked off all but three of these. Now I have just one to conquer. How many look familiar to you and are there any more that need adding to the list? Let me know! You know you’re a workout legend when: Your’re trying to find a gym that’s open on Christmas Eve, because it’s not a rest day.
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    The Fitness Hub - How To Get in Shape

  • Bodyweight Circuit Routine for Beginners [Infographic]

    28 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    People do bodyweight circuit training particularly for muscle building, increased strength and fat loss. It enhances your muscle strength and cardiovascular stamina. As a versatile type of physical training, it is also known to improve the functioning of your heart and brain. It can be designed for people of all ages, capabilities and health levels.  For those in the beginner and intermediate phase, a session generally runs roughly half an hour – giving you the benefits without taking most of your day! The infographic below is your guide to the bodyweight circuit training program for…
  • The Beginner’s Bible: How to Successfully Break into the World of Workouts

    27 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    Are you finally making that huge leap that will pave the way for a healthier, stronger and fitter body? If you’ve always dreamed of living a truly active and healthy life, chances are, you’ve had your doubts. You have most likely hesitated more than once, and had to rethink that decision. It is never easy of course, particularly if you’re somebody who hates to sweat it out or never knew how it feels to move your body! Every beginner gets the jitters, but there’s no need to fret about it. Just like every journey to better living, focusing on your fitness has its rules – and you…
  • Designing Your Total Weightlifting Workout Plan: Your Training Routines

    26 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    So, you now know that losing weight, gaining more energy, toning and overall fitness all require that you know why exercising is a must and how good nutrition contributes to the achievement of these goals. Got both of that squared away? Now you need to shift your focus on the specifics for your weightlifting routine. Lifting weights designed to give you a wealth of advantages including increased muscle size, fat loss and enhanced strength. Coupled with the right diet (and the right attitude of course), weight training can help you maintain your muscle as you burn as much as 40% fat, according…
  • Designing Your Total Weightlifting Workout Plan: Your Eating Habits

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    When it comes to keeping good health, complete and balanced nutrition is indispensable. You simply can’t target the health and body of your dreams without it. It’s an irreplaceable piece of overall fitness and wellness. How important is nutrition to someone who does workouts and weightlifting routines? Picture how a car works. It runs for miles and miles in perfect, tip-top condition but NOT without the right kind and amount of fuel. The food you eat fuels you not only in your daily tasks, but in your physically demanding workouts. It’s no secret, however, that in this era of instant…
  • Designing Your Total Weightlifting Workout Plan: Your Daily Exercise

    24 Jul 2015 | 3:01 am
    A lot has been said about getting in shape. Talking about losing or gaining weight, firming up or getting toned and showing off a beautiful, healthy form is almost tantamount to discussing old news that never gets old – and for all the right reasons. Now more than ever, people are becoming much more conscious than they have ever been about their health. This is why we all see how the fitness niche has ballooned into one of the most profitable and promising markets. There is no myth to it: you can definitely modify your body to look exactly the way you want it. But of course, it takes a lot…
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