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  • Tips For Building A Better Butt Articles
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Building a strong, firm butt doesn't happen by accident. Here are the 8 best-of-the-best keys for developing a head-turning posterior.
  • 5 Must-Try Deadlift Variations Articles
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Want a bar-bending deadlift that will shatter every PR you've ever had? Check out Cory Gregory's deadlift-variation plan that will help you get it!
  • Well: Positive Science on ART Babies

    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:45 pm
    The healthy outcomes of babies born through assisted reproduction technology, or fertility treatments, are rising, a large study shows.
  • Well: For Athletes, the Time of an Event Can Affect Performance

    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Researchers studying a small group of athletes found that those used to rising early perform best at midday, while late risers do best in the evening.
  • Weight Loss Supplements and 4 Better Choices

    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Burn body fat and lean out your body without spending a dime on fat burn and weight loss supplements. These supplements either do not work or will only give you a short-term boost at best. Some of these supplements could harm your health!Here are 4 Tips to Burn More Body Fat and lean and tone your body:See why:  Branched Chain Amino Acids are Critical for You   1. Make frequent changes to your workout program. Here are some examples:---vary the workout intensity, repetitions and rest periods---change the duration of your workouts---change your exercise routine (try new…
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • How to make your New Year's resolution last one year, not one month

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    A kinesiologist breaks down some simple steps to stick to your weight loss resolution for the full year. "If you start with lofty goals, it's easy to become discouraged if you don't meet those goals right away," she says. "Start by trying to do something once or twice a week for short durations of about 10 to 15 minutes. Then you can build up from there. This way you can set yourself up to be successful."
  • New Canadian guideline to help prevent, manage adult obesity

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
    A new Canadian guideline to help prevent and manage obesity in adult patients recommends body mass index measurement for both prevention and management and structured behavioral changes to help those who are overweight or obese to lose weight. The guideline is aimed at physicians and health care providers.
  • For university students, walking beats sitting

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:39 am
    Walking classrooms are better for not only for students' physical health, but classroom engagement, a study shows. What began in a response to a physical activity challenge for the computer science facultyat one university has become a study in how education and fitness can be combined to improve both physical well-being, and classroom discussions.
  • Beetroot juice improves exercise function of COPD patients, study shows

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:02 pm
    A study to investigate the effects of acute beetroot juice ingestion on the exercise capacity of COPD patients shows some promise, but a larger clinical trial is needed to verify results, scientists report.
  • Newer foam rollers benefit muscles, not hair

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:38 pm
    “Think of your muscles as shoelaces,” advises an exercise physiologist. “If you have a knot in your muscle, stretching pulls it tighter.” The answer to eliminating the knots and restoring optimal flexibility is foam rollers, this expert says.
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Friday 150130

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    3 rounds for time of: 100 squats 50 box jumps, 20-inch box 45-lb. dumbbell clean and jerks, 25 reps Post time to comments. Noah Ohlsen at the Reebok Athlete Summit, New Providence, The Bahamas. Scott Panchik and Noah Ohlsen on Wednesday's Workout - [video] Rich Froning tries his Reebok CrossFit Compete 6:14 shoe - [video]
  • Thursday 150129

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Rest Day Carlos and Gabriella Sanchez, Bridgeport, Connecticut. "Certification and Licensure: Benefit or Liability?" - CrossFit Journal [article]
  • Wednesday 150128

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thruster / push press / push jerk / split jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps A thruster followed by a push press followed by a push jerk followed by a split jerk without dropping the bar is one rep. Post loads to comments. Mark DiSalvo and Brett Radosti at CrossFit Prime. An Effective Warm-up with Chuck Carswell - [video] Watch instructional videos, workout videos and search our archives on the new Exercises and Demos page.
  • Tuesday 150127

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Michael 3 rounds for time of: Run 800 meters 50 back extensions 50 sit-ups Post time to comments. Compare to 130509. Alexis Johnson at CrossFit MF. "Double, Double Toil and Trouble" - CrossFit Journal [article]
  • Monday 150126

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: 115-lb. power cleans One-legged squats, right leg One-legged squats, left leg Post time to comments. [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Park City, CrossFit Hawaii, CrossFit Lackland, Valley CrossFit, CrossFit Morristown, CrossFit SoCal, CrossFit Fury, CrossFit X-Factor, CrossFit Federal Hill, CrossFit King of Prussia, CrossFit Centrum, CrossFit Thames, CrossFit FRA, Reebok CrossFit Louvre, CrossFit Auckland, CrossFit at HGST, Shenzen, China, CrossFit Chiwoo, CrossFit EMOM Villa Luro, Jauria CrossFit. CrossFit Level 2 Certificate…
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    T-Nation Articles

  • Total Athleticism: The Workout

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Strong. Fast. Agile. Crank up your awesomeness with this simple, challenging workout strategy.
  • 5 Reasons Your Program Isn't Working

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Most so-called "workout programs" suck. It's time to choose a goal, pick a plan, and stick to it for at least 12 weeks.
  • Cardio for Strong People

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Forget boring, strength-sapping forms of cardio. These treadmill and bike finishers will burn fat and increase athleticism in just 4-12 minutes.
  • The 10 Commandments of Lifting

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    These straight-talking, common sense "commandments" ought to be emblazoned on the walls of every lifting facility in the world.
  • Bench Press Like a Boss

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Can you bench press double your bodyweight without a magical bench shirt? No? Then these workout tips are for you.
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    Experience Life

  • Pilar Gerasimo, Founding Editor

    Kaelyn Riley
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:10 pm
    In an era when consumers are bombarded with hype, quick fixes and conflicting messages, Gerasimo and team have applied unwavering focus on empowering readers to become their best, healthiest, most authentic selves. Since its launch, Experience Life has earned a reputation as one of the most credible, practical and forward-thinking health magazines on the market. It has earned hundreds of awards, including six national FOLIO: awards, and garnered kudos from respected healthy-lifestyle experts like Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Frank Lipman and Queen Rania of Jordan. It also earned a…
  • 2015 Super Bowl Menu

    Experience Life Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    Download a PDF of the menu – 2015 ExperienceLife Super Bowl Menu BLACK BEAN CHILI WITH CHIPOTLE AND DARK CHOCOLATE Spicy and smoky chipotle pepper pairs well with dark chocolate to make this satisfying black bean chili. Makes six to eight servings 1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup diced yellow onion 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tbs. ground coriander 1 can (14.5 oz.) fire-roasted crushed tomatoes 3 cups vegetable broth 4 cups cooked black beans (or two 15-oz. cans, drained and rinsed) 1 to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced 2 ounces…
  • Hidden Treasures

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Question: What’s the difference between a bag of frozen summer squash and a bag of ice? Answer: If you were just reading that little black-and-white Nutrition Facts label printed on most every package of food in the United States, you might think, not much. I’m looking at the so-called facts on a sack of summer squash right now. I have counted 13 zeros. Calories? Fifteen in one serving. But after that, it’s mostly zeros. Calories from fat, zero. Total fat, zero. Saturated fat, zero. Trans fat, zero. Cholesterol, zero. Sodium, zero percent of your daily value. Then we bump up a little…
  • Order Out of Chaos: The Linen Closet and Bathroom

    Andrea Gerasimo
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to decluttering, most of us like to tackle our public spaces first. It’s easier to justify expending attention and energy on areas where we are likely to host guests, like kitchens and living rooms. But we ignore the power of our most functional and private spaces at our peril. Disarray in our bathrooms, medicine cabinets, and linen closets, for example, can make daily rituals like bathing or brushing our teeth far more difficult than they should be. Even a little thoughtful organization can create the kind of ease that gets our days off to a peaceful start. Here’s how I…
  • Order Out of Chaos: Linen Closet and Bathroom Makeover (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Andrea Gerasimo uses some decluttering and feng shui techniques to tackle the space of former EL fitness editor Laine Bergeson.
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Kelp: it’s what’s for dinner!

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    KELP! Ive talked ad nauseum about how Ive been gluten free for close to two decades (insert awkward joke here about “how can that be since Im only 24!?”). Ive also prattled on about how I dont “do” replacement foods. I dont use gluten free pasta/bread entirely because they werent around when I made the switch & I never bothered to add them in later. Im an intuitive eater and ever since I realized gluten was the trigger for my symptoms Ive NOT intuitively craved any of that stuff. Ive also yammered at you about how Im not a foodie. My foods tend toward the super…
  • I walked my half-marathon!

    27 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    My base-layer Sunday. On many levels. I did it. I’ll say again, more than anything, I’m proud of myself (<—yep. P-word). I was exhausted (hats off to single parents. this monday-friday is kicking my…piriformis). After days of umbrella-tearing winds, rains and flooding I wanted to seize THAT as an excuse (nice forecast. couldn’t.) I remembered how people shared they thought walking was more grueling than running. I didn’t bail. I did it. When I decided to sign up, back in August, I wasn’t yet allowed to share I was moving. I’d found my groove!
  • Being a blank page.

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    The other morning the Child woke earlier than usual. When she came downstairs I was still busy trying to make my mind like this: She was curious. I struggled to explain. Om over at Venus Williams’ place sharing how I broke down, on her 9 year old level, meditation and how it doesn’t change things. Join me?   Disclaimer: Venus and Team Eleven by Venus is a client.  My CrAzY morning meditation musings are all my own. The post Being a blank page. appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
  • When good habits go rogue (guest post).

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    Hi! Ashleigh here! In November, Carla wrote this really thought-provoking post on shedding good habits. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend you do. Go on…I’ll still be here when you get back! When I read that post, I pretty much immediately knew what “good” habit I was needing to shed: nap taking See, power naps can be helpful. I’m sure many of us have heard how 20-30 minute naps can restore and even increase alertness while enhancing performance. The top results in a Google search of “naps” are all about their benefits. For many…
  • A day in my life.

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    My initial thought when I decided to join the Day in my Life link-up was: I can’t imagine anyone cares what I do all day/what my routine looks like? And then, like some sort of law of attraction, I began to receive a flurry of questions from friends online and off. How different is your routine in Austin versus Oakland? How many times a week do you go to the gym? How early do you get up?! When will you find your new Austin comfy-routine? (yep. that final one was posed to me by me.) What made me smile the most was the complete lack of questions about what I eat during my day. I…
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    Workin' On My Fitness

  • Keeping Consistency

    8 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    I know I had skipped 2 days of blogging, but to be honest… nothing too eventful happened in the past 2 days besides my daily, workout, go to work, pick up the kids, and make dinner and go to bed. Today I did work out this morning like I had planned, went to work, picked up the kids and made dinner. Not to say that the routine is a bad thing! Keeping consistent is so important when you are incorporating a healthy lifestyle. It keeps you on track to making good decisions when there is temptation. Not to say that you can’t treat yourself once in a while, but it’s always…
  • Some Days Are Wins, Others Not So Much

    5 Jan 2015 | 6:28 pm
    One win this morning was that I got up to workout like I had planned to. I was so happy I got it done and it was out of the way for the day. Before I even got to work two things happened that I wasn’t too happy about: My crown fell out as I was flossing, resulting in a gap in between my teeth! My 3 year old didn’t want me to leave him at all, causing him to act hysterical as I left him with his grandparents for the day. Also, before that he was crying so much it caused his nose to start bleeding. Happy Monday! Not really. Fried egg cooked in coconut oil, chicken apple sausages…
  • 2015 Goals

    4 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Sunday is a day for reflecting, at least for most of us. We go to church or take it easy. I have been thinking a lot lately about my goals for this year. Not only for fitness, but overall. I feel like this is the year I want to make fitness and health a priority for myself and my family. I also feel that this year I want to grow more in my career and work on something that I can build upon for myself as well. I also want to expand my network of people I know and be someone that is inspiring to them. That’s it for now. I am looking forward to what this year will offer!
  • 2 Kids = A Mental and Physical Workout

    3 Jan 2015 | 6:19 pm
    I have 2 boys. One soon to be 9 month old and a 3 1/2 year old. So you could imagine that I have my hands full. And they truly are. They keep me busy. Just when I think I could take a break to do something, one of them pops that bubble of that thought. Considering that we had our first sleepover here at our new place, and my oldest and my nephew were playing until 1 AM, I didn’t get a full night’s sleep. This morning, I made breakfast and I definitely enjoy cooking on Saturdays. I don’t know what it is about Saturdays that make me crave pancakes, but I decided to make them.
  • My Love For Food and Eating Healthier

    2 Jan 2015 | 8:12 pm
    I didn’t end up working out today. I had planned to, but things don’t always go as planned. I did get the food shopping done for next week. Planning your meals out is probably the best way to save money. It is also a great way to make sure you are eating well, compared to a non plan where you would end up buying food somewhere. I went to Trader Joe’s and Walmart. These are probably the two places I frequent for our food. I can’t say that I am a type of eater. I eat meat, but I have found my love for certain vegetables and open to trying different ways to eat them and…
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    Weighty Matters

  • Sobey's #BetterFoodForAll Campaign Promotes Health, Sales and Woo

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    I really wanted to love this campaign. Sobey's Better Food for All program positions itself as a campaign designed to increase the love of real food, cooking and health, and so with hope in mind, I headed over to their site to find out. Parts of it really are great. There are easy to make nutritious recipes courtesy of Jamie Oliver. There are Twitter, Facebook and Instagram campaigns where people can share their real food successes. There's also some helpful posts on the blog including some tips for getting kids into the kitchen more and some ideas for packing a healthy lunch, but much of the…
  • Kudos to Coca-Cola. No, Really.

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    The applause definitely need not be big, but Coca-Cola is actually doing something I can applaud them for, or more accurately, they're not doing something that I can applaud them for. Yesterday in Canada, Coca-Cola announced that they're reducing the calories in their flagship Coca-Cola beverage by 8% (given all calories in Coca-Cola come from sugar that also means a sugar reduction of 8%), and the article where I read about all of this also notes that in the near future they will be replacing their ubiquitous 20oz bottles with 16.9oz bottles. All told that means that people accustomed to…
  • Canada's New Adult Obesity Treatment Guidelines Exclude Actual Treatment

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Yesterday saw the publication of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s “Recommendations for prevention of weight gain and use of behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care”From the title you might think that in it there will be guidelines for both behavioural and pharmacologic interventions to manage overweight and obesity in adults in primary care, but you’d be mistaken. The 13 page guidelines ultimately provide only four recommendations to Canada’s family physicians, and none involve Canada's family…
  • Guest Post: The Unexpected Side Effects of Significant Weight Loss

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    You can buy this photo here.The other day in my office a patient of mine was telling me about some of the surprises she's faced since losing a great deal of weight. Having known her for some time and familiar with her insight and writing abilities, I asked if she was interested in writing a guest post (anonymously or as she chose, with attribution) about them. Happily she agreed, as I imagine will you when I tell you it's terrific, powerful, happy and sad all at the same time. Nine months ago, I had a gastric bypass. When I told people what I was going to do, they were shocked. I wasn't that…
  • Saturday Stories: Animal Welfare, Black Fathers, and 'P' Values

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Michael Moss in the New York Times with an incredibly disturbing piece on research and animal welfare. John H. Richardson in Esquire with an equally disturbing piece with Michael Brown's father. Regina Nuzzo in Nature takes on the p value and statistical validity. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's a segment that I did with The Social on food myths that need to die.]        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: FFQs, Rape Culture, and Water FountainsSaturday Stories: Media Bias, Dying with Dignity, Red Meat, and Fake MeatSaturday Stories:…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • How Safe Is Vaping?

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

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

    Amelia Phillips
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:23 pm
    The new obesity numbers are out, and they are higher than ever. A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report suggests that there are some countries whose obesity rates have doubled in the past two decades. As seen in the infographics in this Science Alert story, the red in the map are the countries that have more than 25 percent of men (aged over 18) classified as obese. And the countries that have tallied up to be the worst are Australia, the US, UK and Canada. In addition, women are more likely to be obese than men, as per this new report. The US is doing the worst in terms of waistlines,…
  • Top Fitness People To Follow On Social Media

    Amelia Phillips
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    From empowering entrepreneurs to elite athletes and beach babes to respected doctors, the inspiration to live a healthy and fit life is at our fingertips, quite literally. What’s amazing is these key players of the fitness industry aren’t just after a double tap, they’re the kind who are engaging with their followers 24/7, encouraging them to post their own sweaty selfies, motivating them to squat more, plank for longer, eat cleaner, run harder, find a balance within themselves and pause for gratitude. Here are six of the most inspiring front-runners of the industry,…
  • Lack Of Exercise Is Twice As Deadly As Obesity

    Amelia Phillips
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    If you’re having a detox salad while reading this and thinking you can avoid your evening exercise session, then you’re very wrong. It’s a matter of life and death. A new study conducted of over 300,000 Europeans found that lack of exercise is twice as likely to kill you as obesity. And the researchers of the study suggest that a brisk 20-minute daily walk could be all it takes to avoid premature death. This study reviewed the people on the basis of observing them over a period of 12 years and found that those who engaged in moderate levels of daily exercise…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Jamie is definitely one fit mommy!

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

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

    11 Jan 2015 | 7:10 pm
    I was fortunate enough to be an Ambassador for the Together Counts™ blog over the past year.  Together Counts™ is a fantastic organization that is all about teaching kids about moderation, energy balance, and having nutritious fun meals with your family. They also support the educational system with free lesson plan ideas to reinforce the importance of healthy, active lifestyles. As you probably already know, I am a huge proponent of being an active role model for your kids. My favorite thing to tell people is to “BE the example“. If your kids see YOU enjoying fitness,…
  • What’s in your smoothie?

    8 Jan 2015 | 8:04 pm
    I am curious, what do you put in your smoothies?   I load mine up with all sorts of goodies, here is my list: 1.  Vanilla almond milk:  less calories than regular milk but more calcium.  Dairy and gluten free. 2.  handful of Organic baby spinach:  gives it a punch of  iron and magnesium 3.  Chia seeds:  full of fiber, protein, and calcium! 4.  Frozen strawberries:  vitamin C and they taste great! 5. 1/4 avocado:  not only do these give it a creamier taste, but they provide a great combo of potassium, fiber, and healthy fat! 6.  1/4 banana:  adds some great flavor plus…
  • Ouch, my muscles are so sore! ($100 gift card giveaway)

    5 Jan 2015 | 3:08 am
    I took an entire week of from ALL forms of exercise over the holidays.  It was probably the first time that ever happened and the break was wonderful on my sore body.  (although the first few days it was mentally killing me to be without my daily workout!) When I got home,  I was eager and ready to hit it hard again.  I jumped into my workout and picked up right where I left off. Ummmmm…that was SO not the best idea. The next day I could barely MOVE.  I couldn’t even bend over to tie my own shoes.  Ack.   Lesson learned—-when taking a break from your fitness routine,…
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • My Big Fat FABULOUS Life. (Beth aka MM)
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
  • Fexaramine Tricks Mice Into Losing Weight Without Food?! (Beth aka MM)
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Lose weight without worrying about food? Imagine this?! Via Popular Science "Safe and effective weight loss doesn't yet come in a pill, but maybe one day it will. A new study has found a chemical that keeps mice from gaining weight through overeating. The drug also seemed to protect lab mice from some of the harmful effects of obesity: When researchers measured the mice's blood, they found reduced levels of insulin, cholesterol, and other molecules, compared to obese mice who didn't get the drug." 'Imaginary meal' tricks the body into losing weight - Salk Institute - News Release. “This…
  • #myfatstory (Beth aka MM)
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Katie Hopkins: My Fat Story Discovery - Premieres Friday 2nd January, 9.00pm Outspoken TV personality, Katie Hopkins has hit the headlines for her controversial views on obesity; insisting that fat people are lazy, saying that she would not employ someone who is overweight, and claiming that losing weight is easy. Earlier this year Katie hit the headlines again revealing her new three stone heavier figure. Sick of hearing people's excuses for being overweight and justifying Britain's obesity crisis, Katie had decided to prove her…
  • Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie Recipe (Beth aka MM)
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    -Bariatric Advantage
  • YWM2014: Mindful Eating: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat (Beth aka MM)
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    My head happens to be in the video here. LOL. I. love. this. speaker. Give it a listen.
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • Top 10 Herbs Improves Health and Body Composition

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    Adding herbs is an inexpensive and simple way to boost the flavor and nutritional value of your meal without adding a lot of calories. With such distinct flavors, it’s easy to take your favorite recipes to a whole new level. Experiment with one or a few of these 10 herbs that will help your waistline without hurting your health.1. BasilDisease cannot survive in an alkaline environment, but instead thrives in an acidic one. Similarly, all disease begins with some form of inflammation. Basil- often referred to as “king of herbs”- is highly anti-inflammatory thanks to its oils, such as…
  • 4 Comfort Foods that Burns Belly Fat

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    by Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CESYou may be wondering how you can survive the dead of winter and still burn fat.Well, luckily for you, we have FOUR of the best comfort foods that may help keep you in fat burning mode.Four Comfort Foods That Burn FatThe number one concern for most people during the Holidays is how to avoid gaining weight – or more importantly –fat.With all those tasty snacks, rich pies, or cheesecakes at your fingertips, it may be very easy to throw caution to the wind and enjoy them……and gain a few pounds in the process!But, luckily for you, we have FOUR…
  • Weight Loss Supplements and 4 Better Choices

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:19 am
    Burn body fat and lean out your body without spending a dime on fat burn and weight loss supplements. These supplements either do not work or will only give you a short-term boost at best. Some of these supplements could harm your health!Here are 4 Tips to Burn More Body Fat and lean and tone your body:See why:  Branched Chain Amino Acids are Critical for You   1. Make frequent changes to your workout program. Here are some examples:---vary the workout intensity, repetitions and rest periods---change the duration of your workouts---change your exercise routine (try new…
  • Top 5 Common Sense Weight Loss Tips

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    Like many things in life, fat loss and weight loss comes down to you applying common sense to solid eating/exercise habits (based on proven science):Here are 5 Common Sense Tips to help you Burn Fat and Lose Weight:See also:  10 Top Fat Burning, Weight Loss and Lean Body Tips 1. If you severely limit candy, donuts, cookies, sugary drinks, calorie-packed desserts and other sugary products (while continuing to exercise), you will burn belly fat and lose weight.2. Walk as much as possible (i.e., stay active during the day), exercise 4-5 days a week, stay with your meal plan at least…
  • 3 Secrets to Keep Weight Loss Resolutions Past January

    22 Jan 2015 | 3:10 am
    Don't give up on your weight loss resolutions after just one month. Did you burn any fat in January? That's my question for you one month into the New Year. If not, then you need to revise your exercise and/or nutrition plan.I don't care if you haven't lost much weight yet. By now, your body fat percentage should have decreased.  Lost inches and smaller body measurements will tell you that your body is shrinking and your program is working.Here are 3 Secrets to Keep your Weight Loss Resolutions Past January:1. Don't place emphasis on weight loss instead of fat loss. Losing weight…
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  • The Best Exercise To Lose Weight

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

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

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

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

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    According to a new study published in Open Heart, added sugar contributes to heart disease more than salt.It seems it is the carbs and added sugars, found in processed foods, contribute to heart disease, more so than salt."Ingesting one 24-ounce soft drink has been shown to cause an average maximum increase in blood pressure of 15/9 mm Hg and heart rate of 9 bpm. Those who consume 25% or more calories from added sugar have an almost threefold increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, according to the research." - Medical News TodayThe biggest offender? High fructose corn…
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    Starling Fitness

  • If Gandhi Took A Yoga Class

    Laura Moncur
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    I’ve never taken a yoga class. I’ve been thinking about it, because the yoga videos I’ve watched are HARD to do because I can’t do the moves and watch the TV at the same time. They should show me HOW to do the move first, then tell me the NAME of the move and THEN we should do it together. I’m trying a BEGINNING yoga video for a reason!! I’ve never done it before, except in Yourself Fitness, which was even worse… But what if an experienced person like Gandhi took a yoga class. Would he have trouble too? This video cracked me up when I saw it. When he…
  • This Girl Can Do

    Laura Moncur
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    This girl can do… Don’t nobody tell me I can’t!
  • 5K Runner: A Couch to 5K App That Actually Works

    Laura Moncur
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Don’t get me started talking about Couch to 5K apps. I will rage and spew hatred for all the crappy apps out there. It will be an hour-long rant about how the MOST important thing about a Couch to 5K app are the audio cues. So, if you want to learn to start running and want an app to help you with that process, DO NOT SEARCH FOR COUCH TO 5K ON THE APP STORE!!! You will find SO many apps and they are ALL garbage. All of them, except 5K Runner. 5K Runner: 0 to 5K run training on iTunes With a Couch to 5K program, you learn to run by doing intervals. There are times when you run and times…
  • Persist Until Something Happens: PUSH Yourself!

    Laura Moncur
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I absolutely adore this art from That ARThletic Girl — First fitness art for 2015! Yay! ???? #arthlete. It reads: Persist Until Something Happens #PushYourself I am going to remember this every time I’m thinking of quitting my workout because it’s too hard…
  • Be So Busy Loving Your Life That You Have No Time For Hate, Regret Or Fear

    Laura Moncur
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    I found this motivational poster on Your Weight Is Over. I really liked the idea. It reads: Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret, or fear. This has been, hands-down, the BEST way to feel better about myself. There are things in my life that I want to do. I want to write books. I want to have a healthy body. I want to go years and years without bingeing. I want to go to Quebec and speak French with the locals. So, I make a checklist every day. EVERY DAY!! I set TINY goals every day that have something to do with loving my life. Exercising, meditating, writing,…
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  • 25 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Will Change Your Life

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Did you know something in your pantry has been used as a healing elixir since 400 B.C.?  It’s true! Raw apple cider vinegar was used by the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, for a multitude of things. It’s been used throughout history, and is still just as useful today. In fact, in even more ways than you think. Below you’ll find 25 ways to use apple cider vinegar and one way to save money when you buy it. This list will leave you reaching for a bottle of ACV instead of a bottle full of…
  • Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Support Grass Fed Organic Dairy Families

    Gina Badalaty
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Recently, we’ve talked about the benefits of grass fed organic dairy and cheese, but did you know that cows are not ONLY fed grass? According to Eat Wild, grass fed cows are often also fed legumes, such as clover or alfalfa or lower quality hay and grass silage at times. Cows that are 100% grass fed produce milk with the highest omega-3 fatty acid and CLA content but sadly, there are very few farms that do that in America. 100% grass fed cows produce less milk, so you can see why it’s not a popular choice. In…
  • Top 10 Toxic Kid Cereals To Avoid At All Costs

    Gina Badalaty
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. When we think of kids’ breakfast in America, we tend to think of the icons we grew up with: Cap’n Crunch, Tony the Tiger and Count Dracula. This kind of marketing has encouraged kids to demand cereal loaded with sugar and has also eroded our concept of what comprises a healthy breakfast. Cold cereals can dominate an entire aisle in your supermarket, but what’s hiding in those cereals can be doing damage to your child. Like our expose on peanut butter and what’s really in your orange juice, Mamavation took a look…
  • How To Find Deals on Non-GMO Foods

    Gina Badalaty
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. As a careful shopper and parent, I work very hard to make sure that nearly all the food I purchase for my family is organic or Non-GMO Project Verified. This is a big challenge if you are also on a tight budget. Saving money on Non-GMO foods involves hunting for coupons, scouring rebate apps, shopping at multiple grocery stores and reading your supermarket’s weekly ads to see what’s on sale in the organic section. The Challenge of Affordable Organics As you can see, finding deals on organic and Non-GMO Foods is…
  • 10 Cancer Causing Foods in Your Diet

    14 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Visit us at for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Did you know the American Cancer Society now reports the chances of getting cancer are now 1 in 2 for men, and 1 in 3 for women ? Those staggering numbers indicate a growing epidemic in the U.S., but it isn’t time to throw in the towel. In their annual cancer progress report, The American Association for Cancer Research stated “it is estimated that more than 50 percent of the 585,720 cancer deaths expected to occur in the United States in 2014 will be related to preventable causes.” With over…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • smrtGRiPS, Brilliant!

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

    Aaron Usiskin
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:29 am
    What makes this perfect, $12, that right, by now most everyone has heard of Pivotal Living. They are the company that turned the wearable market on it ear. In a couple months last year they made such and impact that it completely changed everyone's marketing strategy. $12 for a band, brilliant, well its $12 a year for their services. Smart, considering most people stop wearing them after a couple months.The interface and graphics are nice, there are some bugs but PL says they are working them out. To compensate all the early adopters they are giving users another year. So $12 for two years,…
  • New Year, New Gadgets, Garmin fēnix, Wear it All The Time!

    Aaron Usiskin
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    When it comes to watches, it is hard to have one that does it all. Dinner, work, weekends, working in the yard and of course your active lifestyle. Well Garmin fēnix comes closeUncompromising Multisport Training GPS WatchStainless Steel EXO™ antenna with GPS + GLONASS support for fast fix and accuracy1.2-inch sunlight readable color Chroma™ displayFitness training features like VO2 Max and Recovery Advisor (when used with a heart rate montior¹)Outdoor navigation features like 3-axis compass, altimeter and barometer, TracBack and Sight’n GoConnect IQ™ compatibility for…
  • Let There Be Light, A Lot Of LIGHT! Trail LED

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:13 am
    Well biking in the daytime is of course the best way to ride the trails, unless you have a TrailLED. Let's just say that daytime is now anytime you switch this head mounted light system on. The downfall is the price $1200, ouch, the cost of the sun ain't cheep.The Halo is quite simply the most revolutionary bike light on the market in both design and output.  The Halo houses ten of the highest performing CREE LEDs available and emits a wicked 6000 lumens.   (In fact, it is so bright that you should probably have to sign a waiver .)  We deliver those 6000 lumens in a solid,…
  • Iron On Micro Fiber Lens Cleaner, AMAZING!

    Aaron Usiskin
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
    Well the Holidays will rush in great products, PhotoJoJo micro fiber lens cleaner will not disappoint. Carrying around cloths to wipe your glasses, phone, iPad is a bit annoying, now all you need to do is iron one into your bag, shirt, pants, etc..A lens cleaning cloth is like gym motivation – it just never seems to be there when you need it.The Micro Fiber Lens Cleanse Patches are totally here for you in your time of need. These fun patterned patches easily iron on to your duds, so you can rock that cleaning power at all times.The extra soft micro fiber material is way better for your…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Strava's "Run With Us" Video Will Get You Pumped!

    Scott Dunlap
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Strava's latest video project has some jaw-dropping footage of runners from all over the world, featuring athletes Kilian Jornet, Kara Goucher, Alex Ho, Matt Ashworth, Monica Squitieri, Ashley Relf, Kelsey Clausen, Ian Curtis, Chris Douglas, and Kristin and Luis Pena. Check it out!
  • A Wet and Wily 2015 Redding Marathon

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    There is something delectably pure about a small, local marathon. Runners know every runner/volunteer on the course, aid stations are stacked with homemade goodies, a hearty "go!" sends everyone off, and puppies are given away as prizes (okay, just one this time, but still). This was the warm embrace I felt as I joined ~240 runners for the 14th Annual Redding Marathon, in Redding, CA, a growing city set in the Shasta wilderness in Northern California. They had put together a splendid day for us (including pie at the finish!), and a little rain wasn't nearly enough to wash away the ear-to-ear…
  • Scenes from the 2015 Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    On my long run today, I caught the Coastal Trail Runs Crystal Springs 50k in action here in Woodside, CA. It's so awesome to see my home trails full of smiling runners crushing hills! Especially on a 50-60 degree classic California day.I shot a few hundred photos, but per usual, only a few came out alright - runners, volunteers, and CTR RD's welcome to use them for any purposes. Thank you all for coming to visit our parks!(Beat the sun to the top!)(Jason Reed never misses this race!)(The amazing Jennifer Devine Pfeiffer, tuning up for the Rocky Raccoon 100m...I'm pretty sure that pony tail is…
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  • Of Mice and Men: the Time-Restricted Eating Diet

    Robert S. Wieder
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Mycroyance/Flickr As a rule, I read reports about promising nutritional and dietary research results with a jaded eye when the research involves not human beings but lab mice. If you could really extrapolate from mouse reality to human reality we might be reading alarmist reports about the grave health hazards of living with cats or crossing bike paths. But two mouse-centric studies by researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego are so intriguing that I’m going to suspend my usual skepticism on the possibility that the results just might have a…
  • Calories in Liqueurs: It Varies with the Alcohol and Sugar Content

    Karen Collins
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Dominic Lockyer/Flickr The number of calories in a “standard drink” varies with the amount of alcohol in the drink, as well as any added sugars. Sugars are carbohydrates, which supply about 4 calories per gram, while alcohol supplies about 7 calories per gram. Since the size and alcohol percentage of a standard drink varies with the type of drink there’s no simple way to determine the calories. Liqueurs can be particularly troublesome, because they vary greatly both in alcohol percentage and sugar content. For liqueurs the standard drink size can vary from 1.5 to…
  • The Pizza-Poverty Connection: Childhood Nutrition and Public Schools

    Dr. J
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Jeffrey Chiang/Flickr Too many of our children are overweight and undernourished, and this is caused by high-calorie, low-nutrient food. And high on the list of this junk food is pizza. Originally pizza was a simple food, and not so unhealthy. A pizza Margherita in Naples uses fat-free, very thin crust topped with a simple, unsweetened, lightly salted tomato sauce, a little bit of mozzarella cheese, and a few leaves of basil. It’s not really bad for you, eaten in moderation. But the average pizza today is a mountain of unhealthy carbs, saturated fat, cancer-causing…
  • Sneaky Sugars: They’re in Damn Near Everything in Your Pantry

    Robert S. Wieder
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Food Thinkers/Flickr Probably the simplest way to lose (or at least not gain) excess weight is to eliminate added sugars as much as possible. Added sugar is the stuff in packaged food products, not the granulated sugar that you yourself spoon into your tea or coffee or onto your oatmeal or grapefruit. Unfortunately, this is difficult to accomplish, given that added sugars are now present in almost everything on the supermarket shelves – unless you’re in the cleaning products aisle. I was reminded of that fact by Lisa Kaplan Gordon, who pointed out that it’s…
  • Nutritious Soups Can Cut Calories (But Watch the Sodium)

    Karen Collins
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Whitney/Flickr Starting a meal with soup may help fill you up enough to reduce the calories you consume at the rest of the meal without setting you up to overeat later, according to some researchers. But for this to work, the soup needs to be broth- or vegetable-based, not a high-calorie cheesy or creamy soup. You are more likely to be successful with this strategy if the foods you eat following the soup are served in smaller portions than your usual amounts, because overeating is often a response to big portions rather than unsatisfied hunger. You can also use soup as a…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • The Restaurant Approach to Having it All

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    When I go to a restaurant alone, I order one meal off the menu, mostly because my stomach has limited capacity AND I hate to waste food.  Plus, there is the money factor.  And… you know… the normal thing when you go to a restaurant is that you order one or two items.  I think […]
  • IComLeavWe: February 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • Life Without Kids Before Life Without Kids

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:35 am
    I went back to write this comment, but it got too long, so I decided to put it here since it was post-length vs. comment-length. Mali had a really interesting mini-post about people referring to their time pre-kids as their life without kids; in other words, saying that they understood what it was like to […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 22: Onion Goggles

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:16 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* When I need to cut a lot of onions… like more than two onions… I wear a snorkel mask.  I skip the snorkel and just wear the goggles which cover half my face.  They’re really […]
  • All the Hidden Jewish Students at Hogwarts

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Right before winter break, there was a small backlash against JK Rowling online.  She was answering a fan’s question, and she stated that there had been a Jewish student at Hogwarts all along, even though there was nothing marking him as Jewish in any of the books: .@benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard. — J.K. […]
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Contest Results: Grocery Time

    Mark Sisson
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love seeing the pics submitted for this contest. It’s always a pleasure to see the happy, healthy, glowing faces of Mark’s Daily Apple readers. Not to mention the great looking food! Once again, many thanks to everyone that participated. The lucky winner of this random drawing will take home 2lbs of Fresh-frozen fish from Wild Pacific Salmon, 10 assorted jars of Pure Indian Foods Ghee, 35 Bottles of Live Soda, a LIVE T-Shirt, LIVE Hat, a LIVE Water Bottle, and 5 variety packs of AMRAP Bars. And the winner is… Chris L!
  • Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Workout Videos

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Workout Videos. And you responded with 8 top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top videos for this poll was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun and entertaining? Was the workout something we can see ourselves doing? Did it inspire and keep us watching? How well did it represent Primal Blueprint Fitness? On and on. In the end we held a blind vote and ended up with four picks. To everyone that didn’t…
  • Contest Poll: 2015 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    A couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to $1500 in gift certificates to US Wellness Meats. We’ve got some great entries this year, from liquid bone and lamb burger handrolls, to baked lamb shanks and paleo chili. Many thanks to everyone that submitted a video. I hope you had as much fun making them as we have watching them! As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the field, but we were able to get it down to the top five. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many thanks from myself and (yes, I’ll…
  • Dear Mark: More of Your 21-Day Challenge Questions Answered

    Mark Sisson
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today, I’m doing another batch of 21-Day Challenge questions pulled from the ones you asked me two weeks ago. I managed to make it onto the third page of comments. I’d hoped to get through all of them, but with over 200 questions asked, the task proved insurmountable! Since they were by and large really great questions that deserve serious answers, though, I expect I’ll be drawing on them for future editions of Dear Mark. Stay tuned for that in the future. This week, we’ve got questions about weight machine training, indoor sprinting, eating for drinking “more…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 332

    Mark Sisson
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Portland and surrounding environs! The Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminar is almost at your doorstep. Come join us on Thursday, January 29. Due to popular demand, blog posts will now be going up at 5 AM Pacific Standard Time. If you’re at all interested in the way diet and lifestyle can impact your risk of Alzheimer’s (and dementia in general), you’ll want to kick in some support – or at least help spread the word — for BREAD HEAD, an upcoming documentary investigating the promising science of Alzheimer’s prevention. I was recently honored to be featured…
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Is Biggest Loser Wrong?

    fitness guy
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    This will make you think, Is Biggest Loser Wrong? Almost everyone knows about the biggest loser – that reality show/ loss contest on TV where over people people drop ridiculous amount of – like 15 or 20 lbs in a week, and 150 or 200 lbs by the time the show is over. Earlier this year, Tom Venuto and the guys at over at the Burn the Fat websites completed their first ever body transformation challenge contest. But their contest was NOTHING like the biggest loser. In fact, Josh Ketter, the overall men’s winner, and Ryan Cochrane, one of the finalists, only lost a pound. Is Biggest…
  • 5 Natural Ways to Fight Off Eczema

    fitness guy
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    If you suffer from eczema, you want and need to seek relief. You may opt for expensive over-the-counter products or try prescriptions recommended by your doctor. These may work, but don’t discount natural ways to fight off eczema. Luckily, there are many natural remedies that have proven effective for treating eczema, 5 of which are outlined below. Natural Remedy for Eczema #1  – Bathe Properly Proper bathing and showering is key to not only treating eczema, but preventing more outbreaks. Most medical professionals recommend short showers or baths. Lukewarm water with no bath…
  • Weekend Juicing Experience

    fitness guy
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:09 pm
    This weekend I was feeling a bit bloated. I eat oatmeal with seeds for breakfast and I have broken one of my rules. Portion control. If you eat too much oatmeal it will bloat you and this is apparently what happened to me. So this weekend I tried something deifferent, I gave myself a kind of Juice cleanse. I say a kind of because I did not just dink juice all weekend but instead I drank a carrot, apple, ginger juice mixture for the day from morning until dinner and then had a regular dinner on both Saturday and Sunday. It made a huge difference. How did I Make My Juice? All this juice for…
  • Benefits of Weight Training Exercises

    fitness guy
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Once confined to bodybuilders with huge muscular physiques,the benefits of weight training exercises are now gaining acceptance from men who want to bulk up their body and women who want toned muscles and stronger bones. People who go to the gym or work out at home find it beneficial to add weight training exercises to their fitness regimen. Benefits of Weight Training Exercises While fitness experts recognize the importance of cardio workouts, the consensus in physical fitness these days is to include strength training for overall fitness. Cardio workouts increase the oxygen levels in the…
  • 8 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

    fitness guy
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    One way that you can keep a trim figure is to increase your metabolism. Giving your metabolism a boost will not only give you increased energy, but it will also help you burn more calories even while you are at rest. Here are 8 things you can do to help boost your metabolism. Ways To Boost Your Metabolism 1. Eat small meals. Having about five or six small meals per day, instead of eating three large ones, will help keep your metabolism going at a higher rate. This regularity will keep the body from hoarding food and turning it into fat. Ways To Boost Your Metabolism 2. Build muscle with s.
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

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

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

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

    6 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    If there is one thing that Charles Hillman wants parents and teachers to understand, it is the power of aerobic activity to improve the brains of young children.  From his Neurocognitive Kinesiology Lab at the University of Illinois, Professor Hillman has produced study after study showing not only cognitive improvement in the classroom but also the brain’s physical changes that occur when kids become more fit.  His latest research, in collaboration with postdoctoral researcher Laura Chaddock-Heyman and Arthur Kramer, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, reveals more compact…
  • Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    On the road to sports success, young athletes need two ingredients, innate skills and the willingness and determination to get better.  We all know boys and girls who showed early promise that got them noticed but then didn’t have the drive to practice every day to develop that talent.  Often labeled lazy or unmotivated, the assumption was that they chose their own path by not working hard.  However, new research shows evidence that genetics may play a role not only in the natural abilities of a developing superstar but also in their practice persistence and…
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Do You Have an Organized Desk?

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

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Summer squash has a number of benefits like: Good source of fiber Low calories High in vitamin A Good source of potassium Ingredients:Read More
  • Tips for the Beginner Runner

    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’ve been thinking about starting running? You’ve heard about the endorphins or you want to take things up a notch or you just want to try something new. That’s a great idea and as the weather starts to cool off, it’s the perfect time to start. Whether you’ve been a runner in the pastRead More
  • Grilled Veggies Recipe in Foil

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven or grill to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies & herbs and toss them in some olive oil. InRead More
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    Yum Yucky

  • Exposed on Video: The Truth About Abs After Kids

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Sure, I photograph well for still shots, but now I’ve put a video camera to my abs to expose the close up situation of what’s going on with my midsection. The truth about abs after kids is that perfection is a pipe dream. It simply doesn’t exist. Instead, work hard to be better than you were yesterday. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Exposed on Video: The Truth About Abs After Kids appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Workout With Me: Fitness Missions for Week of Jan 26th

    24 Jan 2015 | 9:03 pm
    No isolated moves this week. We’re gonna hit the entire body! If you’re sitting on the couch, get up. Never mind that those Scooby Snacks are delicious; put the dang box down. If you want to ignore this week’s fitness missions, welp…you get out of it what you put into it. Monday: 20 beach volleyball spikes ~ mimic the action of jumping up & spiking a volleyball over the net. Focus on executing every rep with power and strength. As you go for the spike, envision yourself as the badass you truly are. Tuesday: 2 rounds of 25 alternating speed skaters Wednesday: 15…
  • Weekend News Flash: Colloidal Silver for Ringworm, My Grandkid is an Ewok, and a New Feature on Yum Yucky!

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    The fungal nuisance on Greedy Baby was in a very inconspicuous place — right under the neck. Ringworm is highly contagious, so I didn’t beat myself up about her catching it, yet felt I had failed for not noticing it sooner. By the time I spotted the ringworm, it was red & swollen and huge. I applied Lotrimin for a few days, which is hailed as one of the best over the counter treatments for ringworm. While small parts of the ringworm were going down, for the most part it continued to stay red, inflamed and grow larger. After several days of frustration, I ditched the Lotrimin…
  • Greedy Recipe! Healthy Grilled Cheese Sammich with a secret ingredient

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Nope. You do NOT have to banish grilled cheese from your stomach to lose weight. This healthy grilled cheese has a spin that makes it even tastier than the traditional recipe. And it comes with a secret ingredient that I’m about to reveal! click on image to enlarge the delicious morsels GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS 2 slices of your favorite bread 2 slices cheese 2-3 tomato slices 6 baby spinach leaves (approximate) salt & pepper secret ingredient! 1-2 tsp coconut oil (instead of butter) DELICIOUS DIRECTIONS Quickly heat tomato slices & spinach on low heat to slightly warm tomatoes…
  • The Video! Proven Methods to Prevent Stomach Flu: Natural Remedies I Use, Including Dosages

    19 Jan 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Hey guys! This is a follow up to my 2013 blog post, Proven Methods to Avoid Stomach Flu. The questions, emails and comments continue to roll in, as well as the success stories! It was requested that I put together an Avoid Stomach Flu video with more info, so here it is! Consider using these tips to safeguard yourself against the stomach flu and share this video with your family and friends. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post The Video! Proven Methods to Prevent Stomach Flu: Natural Remedies I Use, Including Dosages appeared first on Yum Yucky.
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    JCD Fitness

  • How To Gain Weight — Practical Applications for Eating to Build Muscle, and Why You Might Not Want to Gain Weight Fast

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

    JC Deen
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Motivation can be very hard to come by… but when it does, you get excited, and ready to make a change. However, if you only act when motivation rolls around… well, you probably won’t get much, if anything, done at all. Watch the video below to learn why: Action Must Precede Motivation Video Notes: 2 Types […]
  • Are You Unbreakable? The Importance Of Mobility For Training And Daily Life

    JC Deen
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Today’s article is a guest post by Kate Galliett, Author of The Unbreakable Body, a web-based strength & conditioning program. Kate holds a BS in Exercise Science and has worked as a fitness professional for 12 years. Now more than ever, we are finding ourselves juxtaposed between two worlds. In one world, we want to be able to […]
  • How To Lose Weight: The Best Way To Lose Fat, and Avoid Fad Diets

    JC Deen
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The phrase ‘how to lose weight’ is one of the most commonly searched terms in Google, and it’s no surprise given the obesity epidemic in America. When someone searches for ‘how to lose weight,’ they’re almost always looking for an explanation or solution on how to lose fat. Losing weight is quite easy, but losing […]
  • Physique Development: Being Better Than Your Blind Spots

    JC Deen
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    For the physique-conscious individual, we aren’t plagued by what we don’t know, but more so by all the unknown unknowns. It’s a blind spot. We all have them, but rarely cognizant of this fact. It can keep us stagnant for far longer than it should. What do I mean exactly? We are a people in […]
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    Go! Go! Gail!

  • Whatever bloats your boat

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Well, stick a tether on me and call me a Macy's balloon. At least that's how I feel.
  • Tunes for Tuesday: Beautiful People, by Crazy P

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Heard this one last week while chilling with the teenager and a soy latte at Starbucks. I used SoundHound to find the song and was mortified by the name of the band, but I found this version of the name...
  • Asian Chicken-Almond Meatballs

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:21 pm
    These football party-perfect meatballs combine spicy wasabi-flavored almonds with ground chicken.
  • Weight Watchers Wednesday: Happy tummy, happy scale

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Now that I've got my tummy feeling good, I can focus on making the scale drop.
  • Tunes for Tuesday: Uptown Funk, covered by Fall Out Boy

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I've already featured the original version of this song but I stumbled upon a BBC Radio 1 video of Fall Out Boy covering the superhot song, and, hey, any opportunity to play this song! (BTW, BBC Radio 1's YouTube channel...
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    Turbulence Training

  • 10 foods never to eat

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    If you want to lose weight from your thighs, hips, love handles, or belly fat, you MUST avoid these foods.   You see, 13 years ago, while attending a small science conference at the Holiday Inn in Barrie, Ontario (where I ran last summer's Toronto Tough Mudder), I discovered one ingredient NEVER to eat.   Literally, NEVER. (Even though it's in 10 common foods - see below!) It is one of the
  • The Best Way to Lose Weight According to Famous New York Doctor

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Here's the BEST way to lose weight, according to a famous doctor from New York City: "If someone is going to lose weight, they need to take it off as quickly as possible", says Dr. Sue Decotiis, a board-certified doctor based in New York City with a specialty in medical weight loss and hormone replacement therapy. That's why I've always disliked the advice that you should slowly lose 1-2
  • Monday Maximus

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:58 am
    Today's a travel day from the farm to Toronto. I'll stay overnight there and then catch a morning a flight to Tampa. After a trip to Whole Foods and the mall (to get some new trainers), I'll head to the Gulf Coast for some Joel Marion-family hospitality. There will be a huge group of us fitness experts getting together this weekend for Joel's annual Superbowl party. Vinny D, Flavia, Mike
  • How to lose 0.71 pounds per day

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:44 am
    I've got an amazing insider tip for you today about how to work with your body when it comes to weight loss, fat burning, and healthy living. When you with (and not against) your body, it's much easier to get fast & long-lasting results. But you must read every word that my friend Dr. K shares below to get his insider secrets on how to change your body in days.   Success is simple, Craig
  • Saturday Morning Special is Circuits and Omelets

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Today's workout in the garage was followed with a cooking lesson from my old high school buddy (he's a chef, trained in France, and works on private yachts). He made a great omelet for breakfast - and one for my mom, too, since we borrowed her kitchen as mine is not as nice - and then I fried up some plantains. Today's TT Meathead workout was 5 rounds of: DB Rows, KB Overhead Press, DB
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    JCD Fitness

  • How To Gain Weight — Practical Applications for Eating to Build Muscle, and Why You Might Not Want to Gain Weight Fast

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

    JC Deen
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Motivation can be very hard to come by… but when it does, you get excited, and ready to make a change. However, if you only act when motivation rolls around… well, you probably won’t get much, if anything, done at all. Watch the video below to learn why: Action Must Precede Motivation Video Notes: 2 Types […]
  • Are You Unbreakable? The Importance Of Mobility For Training And Daily Life

    JC Deen
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Today’s article is a guest post by Kate Galliett, Author of The Unbreakable Body, a web-based strength & conditioning program. Kate holds a BS in Exercise Science and has worked as a fitness professional for 12 years. Now more than ever, we are finding ourselves juxtaposed between two worlds. In one world, we want to be able to […]
  • How To Lose Weight: The Best Way To Lose Fat, and Avoid Fad Diets

    JC Deen
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The phrase ‘how to lose weight’ is one of the most commonly searched terms in Google, and it’s no surprise given the obesity epidemic in America. When someone searches for ‘how to lose weight,’ they’re almost always looking for an explanation or solution on how to lose fat. Losing weight is quite easy, but losing […]
  • Physique Development: Being Better Than Your Blind Spots

    JC Deen
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    For the physique-conscious individual, we aren’t plagued by what we don’t know, but more so by all the unknown unknowns. It’s a blind spot. We all have them, but rarely cognizant of this fact. It can keep us stagnant for far longer than it should. What do I mean exactly? We are a people in […]
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Snatch It Up Kettlebell Workout {RKC Training} (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hello, hello. Thanks for dropping in on this chilly Thursday! And thank you for all the get-well messages. Unfortunately I’m not feeling all that much better and my voice is completely gone. Anyone else get laryngitis whenever they get sick? Happens every time to me. It took some convincing, but Dan has me on strict bed rest when I’m not working at the gym. Which doesn’t mean the same to us both. To me, bed rest means laying in bed with my computer to get work done… to Dan it means sleeping to allow your body to do nothing but focus on itself and recovery. Our compromise? I work for…
  • Just Right Trail Mix Granola Squares #Vegan #GlutenFree (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Last week I started to feel a slight scratch in my throat, more of a nuisance than anything. I had just gotten home from the mountains and both my mom and sister in law were feeling under the weather. I kept my fingers crossed that my body would fight off what they were dealing with. Let’s fast forward to yesterday… my body fought hard for 7 days but I guess this bug was just too strong. It caught up with me. A gross throat, an even more gross stuffy nose and a head that feels as if it wants to explode. I’m sure you didn’t want to know those details, but hey, it’s what I do.
  • Did I Ever Tell You Dan Set Me Up On A Blind Date? (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I don’t think I’ve ever shared this story before. It’s quite the confession. Because I have so many social media platforms to run as Taylor, Kindal, and the businesses, a few years ago, Dan started helping me out with my local social medial. Well, with Twitter. He would tweet as me and even try to network with local bloggers and fitness enthusiasts. One day he mentioned that he (meaning me) met a writer who was also a runner. She wrote for some large Charleston publications and he thought it would be beneficial for us to meet. Still tweeting as me, he hooked us up on a blind run-date. I…
  • Why Bad Workouts Aren’t So Bad (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I asked my boot campers on Friday if they had any suggestions for blog posts. I get a lot of my ideas from them, my ladies have the best ideas. It was pretty unanimous, they wanted me to share my “weird eats”, the foods I think are delicious but everyone else turns their nose up to in a skeptical way. Just the face they make shows disgust… the foods I always say “Don’t knock it until you try it!” It was a great idea, and I’ll write that post in the not so distant future but not today because of what happened as I was walking out with my clients. One turned to me and asked…
  • Wake Up Call With This Chocolate Frappuccino Protein Shake (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    We made it to Friday friends! Anything fun planned? We’ve got tons going on. Though I’m not excited to say good-bye to my friend Katie who is moving to Oklahoma next week. My speed demon running buddy is leaving me. At least we’ll get one last hoorah of a run in tomorrow morning. Other big news… I was nominated for BEST TRAINER IN CHARLESTON by our city paper! I am honored beyond words to have made it past the preliminaries. But now, I need your help. If you don’t mind, can you please click here and scroll down to the “Best Personal Trainer” and vote…
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    James Clear

  • Vince Lombardi on the Hidden Power of Mastering the Fundamentals

    James Clear
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    It was July of 1961 and the 38 members of the Green Bay Packers football team were gathered together for the first day of training camp. The previous season had ended with a heartbreaking defeat when the Packers squandered a lead late in the 4th quarter and lost the NFL Championship to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Green Bay players had been thinking about this brutal loss for the entire off-season and now, finally, training camp had arrived and it was time to get to work. The players were eager to advance their game to the next level and start working on the details that would help them win a…
  • Announcing the Reading List: 100+ Good Books to Read

    James Clear
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:43 pm
    I’m excited to share a new project with you today! It’s called the reading list and, as you would expect, it’s filled with good books to read. Our community has grown quickly from a handful of people two years ago to more than 125,000 people today. (Thank you so much for taking the time to read the free newsletter each week! It is an honor to share my work with you.) As we have grown, I have steadily received more requests to share my reading list with you all. Well, after some work, I have a list of more than 100 reading suggestions divided out by category and topic. Click…
  • 6 Famous Artists Talk About What It’s Like to Overcome Fear and Create Beauty

    James Clear
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:35 pm
    Long before I was publishing articles for the world to read, I wrote in a private document. I did this for more than a year. There were a variety of reasons and excuses that I used to rationalize why I wasn’t sharing my writing with others, but in many ways it boiled down to fear. Here’s what I didn’t realize at the time: fear isn’t something that must be avoided. It is not an indicator that you’re doing things wrong. Fear is simply a cost that all artists have to pay on the way to doing meaningful work. Obviously, not everything that is thought or written or created needs…
  • Mental Models: How Intelligent People Solve Unsolvable Problems

    James Clear
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Richard Feynman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest physicists of all-time. (He was a pretty solid bongo player as well). [1] Feynman received his undergraduate degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from Princeton. During those years, he became known for waltzing into the math department at each school and solving problems that the brilliant math Ph.D. students couldn’t solve. Feynman describes why he was able to do this in his fantastic book, Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman! (one of my favorite books that I read last year). One day [my high…
  • Joseph Brodsky Explains Perfectly How to Deal With Critics and Detractors in Your Life

    James Clear
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:12 pm
    In 1962, a young man named Joseph met a woman named Marina. They lived in Russia together. They shared a passion for art. He wrote poetry. She created paintings. They fell in love and had a child together. It was shaping up to be a good life until one day in 1972, the Soviet officials came knocking at the door. They stormed Joseph’s apartment, took him captive, tossed him on a plane to Vienna, and informed him that he was exiled from the Soviet Union. He never saw Marina again. Anti-Soviet Joseph was Joseph Brodsky, the famous poet. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987. His poetry,…
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    Hardcore Training Solutions

  • Uncensored Interview With Coach Lee Boyce

    10 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    There are some people that end up spending a big chunk of their life trying to accomplish something meaningful and relevant. The problem is, by the time they do, they’re old, gray and approaching their dying days. No so with Mr. Lee Boyce. For a guy who’s well under 30, he’s managed to become a regular writer […] The post Uncensored Interview With Coach Lee Boyce appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • The Complete, Step By Step Guide To Building Muscle Naturally

    2 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    When it comes to packing on pounds of serious, fat-free muscle, guys are about as clueless as Floyd Mayweather at a monthly book club. So in this article, I’m going to go over the absolute core fundamentals of building muscle — naturally, without the help of any gear (steroids). Not that there is anything wrong with […] The post The Complete, Step By Step Guide To Building Muscle Naturally appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Interview With Jordan Syatt (IPA World Record Holder)

    3 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    Jordan is one of those individuals I’ve watched rise to popularity in the past few years. I knew him back when he had a website that was barely functioning, and not many knew who he was. Now he’s published all over the place and is one of the individuals that actually helped ME out as […] The post Interview With Jordan Syatt (IPA World Record Holder) appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • You Can’t BUY Health, But You CAN Do This Instead…

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Ask a rich person dying of a completely preventable disease how much he or she would pay to get their younger, healthier body back. I guarantee that 99% of the time, their answer will be “every penny that I have.” But the sad truth, is that they can’t. Because you cannot BUY health; it’s not […] The post You Can’t BUY Health, But You CAN Do This Instead… appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Here’s A Fitness Testimonial Most Trainers Would KILL For

    7 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    What lies below is a direct cut-and-paste of an email form one of my clients named Lesley, who after some serious work, achieved some spectacular results. Some might even call it a tear-jerker, but I simply call it life changing… because after you’re done reading this, you will walk away a different person from when […] The post Here’s A Fitness Testimonial Most Trainers Would KILL For appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
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  • Get Rid of Your Bloated Belly!

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    In this article we will cover some of the main causes of bloating and what you need to do in order to get rid of your bloated belly.
  • The Importance of Gastrointestinal Tract Health

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Your gastrointestinal tract (gut) plays an integral part in maintaining good health and can even help you lose weight! However, many people don't understand how important gut health is but when you consider some of the facts about the gut, its importance becomes obvious.
  • Here Are The Curcumin Benefits For You!

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
    There are so many curcumin benefits and as more research is conducted on this amazing compound (derived from the herb, turmeric) there will be even more health benefits becoming known.
  • Thyroid Supplement | Thyron

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:04 pm
    A natural thyroid supplement is beneficial for most people to use, especially as they get older. Even if they don't have any thyroid problems, they can still use a high-quality supplement to help support and optimise their thyroid function.
  • The Impact High Cortisol Levels Have on Your Body

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    It is important to be aware of the impact high cortisol levels have on your body and the relationship that exists between cortisol and weight gain. Many people wonder how stress can affect health and their ability to lose weight.
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  • Things to do every hour to lose weight all day

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

    Subaha Kumari
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    We work hard to lead a good life. Exercising and being physically active is key to living healthy. But being busy makes it tougher for us to stay fit. How is it that we can prevent our lifestyle from taking a toll over our health. Can we not even spare a few minutes a day...Read More
  • How to Lose the Beer Belly

    Swati Kapoor
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:31 am
      Growing beer belly? Blaming it on the beer is fine but how long will you sit and do nothing about it. How do you get a beer belly? Its just not the beer that is making you gain that belly. Any alcoholic drink will make you fat if you eat food while drinking alcohol....Read More
  • Healthy Weight Loss Diabetes Diet Plan

    Prachi Agarwal
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    To manage diabetes you need to control your weight. But having diabetes makes it hard to lose weight! Well don’t give up so fast. There are easy ways to lose weight with diabetes without starving your self. But before you get on a diet to lose weight let us help you understand how high blood sugar...Read More
  • Why running doesn’t help you lose weight

    Dashmeet Kaur
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Running is good for health. But it might not be enough if you are using it lose weight. While you have to watch what you eat to lose weight, you need to be equally conscious about the right kind of exercise that will help you achieve your health goal. To get results you need to...Read More
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • Recipe: Fruit Salad

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:28 pm
     Ingredients: We need one or two red apples One sliced peach 2 stalks celery 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 pack of  lemon yogurt Method: Put the red apples, sliced peach, celery, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts together in a bowl. Add the lemon yogurt to it. Keep it in the refrigerator to get the cool effect. Your dish is ready to be served.Recipe: Fruit Salad
  • How to improve your dental health!

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    A beautiful smile is a gift endowed by nature that one must always cherish. But are you afraid that your smile will no longer draw the desired attention it once gained? Here’s how to improve your overall teeth health. In case you lose a whole tooth: Science has made it possible to re-fix your tooth, the only thing expected of you is to save it the proper way. You can hold it back at the same place till you get immediate medical help or you can preserve it by wrapping it in a plastic pouch. Another way to save it is by keeping it immersed in milk while you rush […]How to improve…
  • Beetroot juice boosts exercise function in heart patients

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    A small yet significant study shows that beetroot juice improves exercise function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. The new research by Wake Forest University looked at a small group of COPD patients who drank beetroot juice as compared to a placebo drink before exercise. “The intent of this study was to determine if acute ingestion of beetroot juice, which is rich with nitrates, prior to exercising could improve the exercise capacity of COPD patients,” said Michael Berry, chair of Wake Forest’s department of health and exercise science. COPD makes…
  • Daily Exercise boosts brain health in adults

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:22 pm
    Daily exercise can help youngsters boost their brain performance, finds a study. In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood. The new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly. Women who exercised on a regular basis had higher oxygen availability in the anterior frontal region of the brain and performed best on difficult cognitive tasks. “Our findings suggest that regular engagement in physical activity may improve brain functioning even…
  • Healthy Tips : 5 must-eat vegetables for moms-to-be

    Alka Anand Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:20 pm
    After one comes across the news of a positive pregnancy, all that one can feel is happiness and excitement. Pregnancy is certainly the most beautiful period of a woman’s life. But, one has to be cautious to support a healthy pregnancy. The way you care for yourself early in pregnancy has a great impact on your baby’s development. Diet plays a very important role during pregnancy. Choosing the right kind of food is essential for proper development of your baby. Studies suggest that mothers who eat junk food while pregnant have already programmed their babies to be addicted to a…
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    Comeback Momma

  • 2015 Fashion Trends – Accessorize Yourself This Year

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Women love accessories. Whether we’re talking about necklaces, rings, earrings, or bracelets, the right accessories will transform a trivial dress into a showstopper. In fact, when selecting accessories women should pay close attention to detail. It’s important to learn how to balance an outfit with the right shoes and jewelry pieces. Always remember the golden rule of high fashion – less is more. Statement pieces are still in trend Statement accessories have penetrated the fashion industry almost 5 years ago. It’s a trend that just doesn’t want to fade away. Like the little black…
  • Treadmill Workout for Beginners

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Getting started with running can feel overwhelming. During winter months is a perfect time to give treadmill running a try before you pound the pavement outside. If you have never been on a treadmill before, take some time to get used to how it feels. Slow down to a super slow walk before getting off to avoid filling dizzy or like your feet are still moving. Here are a few other tips for getting started on a treadmill. Ask Questons – If you are trying a treadmill for the first time at a gym or even to buy one for home use, don’t be afraid to ask questions. They can help show you…
  • Free Printable Valentines for Kids

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    Free Printable Valentines for Kids No need to spend money for Valentine’s Day cards. I created this cute valentine printable for your kids to give to their friends. In addition to my creation below, I linked to a few others I found on Pinterest. So many fun options out there. Have fun! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family. Click for full size printable Here is a collection of some other fun Free Printable Valentines for Kids. Enjoy! An InLinkz Link-up The post Free Printable Valentines for Kids appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • Healthy Baking: Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Healthy Baking: Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones Winter is such a great time to give healthy baking a try. These recipes will help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Enjoy these warm homemade breads, biscuits, and scones with a morning cup of tea or coffee. Delicious! These recipes are healthy, easy to make and freeze for future use too. Whip up a batch of scones, biscuits or healthy breads to please your family and friends. Of these recipes, I’ve made the healthy banana bread and the mini banana nut scones. I can’t wait to make more. Check out Healthy Homemade…
  • Satisfying my Chocolate Cravings with New Special K Brownies

    15 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Special K Brownies. New Special K Brownies Satisfy my Chocolate Cravings To say that I crave chocolate after dinner is an understatement. In fact, I crave chocolate morning, noon, and night! What am I to do when I am trying to count calories? Special K Brownies to the rescue.! Woo hoo! Special K Brownies come in 80-calorie packages to satisfy my chocolate cravings. I love that the individually wrapped packets make them easy to bring on the road to help resist higher calorie indulges as well. I was able to try both flavors; Divine Fudge and…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • 3 Big Picture Action Steps For Better Injury Recovery

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

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

    Kate Galliett
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Everyone has their ‘thing’ they do when they want to veg completely out. Some of you watch American Horror Story. I don’t know how you sleep at night. Some of you watch eleventy hours of home remodelling shows. (Remember, it never goes as well in real life as it goes on tv.) For me, from time-to-time, zoning out to Netflix is the perfect thing. In particular, I watch a show I caught a few episodes of when I was younger, ‘Gilmore Girls’. (Judge away people. Judge. Away.) Now, there’s one guy on the show that particularly bugs me. Not because he’s playing a douchey character,…
  • Your Map To Better Movement: 11 Empowering Resources That Will Unlock Your Movement Mindset

    Kate Galliett
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:38 am
    What you’re about to read, despite what it looks like, is not a cheat code or “shortcut”. As you follow the links in this post, you’ll be given the tools that will most certainly make it easier for you to be mobile, strong, durable, capable – essentially – to be fit for real life. (See what I did there?) Why This Isn’t A Cheat Code (And Why That Matters) Cheat codes imply that you’re skipping steps to jump ahead. You get to the end, but without the complete impact and results. I get it. Sometimes you just want to be done. I want to just be ‘done’ sometimes too.
  • When Tight Hamstrings Aren’t What They Seem

    Kate Galliett
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    “I’d like you to reach down and touch your toes, however you can make that happen.” Kate folded over, reaching her fingers slowly downward, clearly straining as she did so. Eventually she reached the floor, but only because she had bent her knees to a great depth in order to do so. (this is actually the position Kate had to get into in order to touch the floor with her fingers) As she returned to standing, I asked her, “was that hard to do?” She nodded her head, grimacing as she was clearly aware of how sub-par her flexibility seemed to be. As a high school golfer, coming off two…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice

  • Everything You Need To Know About Hair Mineral Analysis. (Ben Greenfield)
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I’m all about testing and quantifying what’s going on inside my body, so when Certified Holistic Health Coach Wendy Myers The post Everything You Need To Know About Hair Mineral Analysis. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • 5 Must-Read Books For 5 Important Areas Of Your Life. (Ben Greenfield)
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    I’m writing this to you while I’m on a flight from LAX to Seattle. See, while coming back from a series of The post 5 Must-Read Books For 5 Important Areas Of Your Life. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • Is Bluetooth Radiation Dangerous? (Ben Greenfield)
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do you use a wearable like a FitBit or Jawbone? How about a bluetooth headset? A bluetooth enabled appliance? A car The post Is Bluetooth Radiation Dangerous? appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • #306: When Biohacking Goes Too Far, Hidden Carbs In Vegetables, How To Get Rid of Flat Feet & Is Miso Healthy & More (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Jan 21, 2015 Podcast: Are Inversion Tables Bad For The post #306: When Biohacking Goes Too Far, Hidden Carbs In Vegetables, How To Get Rid of Flat Feet & Is Miso Healthy & More appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
  • Episode #306 – Full Transcript (Ben Greenfield)
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    Podcast #306 from [0:00:00]   Introduction:           In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast:  Are Inversion Tables Bad The post Episode #306 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fat Loss, Performance And Nutrition Advice.
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  • Anti-Aging Secrets

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

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

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

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

    Jacques Laventure
    26 May 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Editor’s Notes: Did you know that getting enough zzzzzzs may actually improve your exercise performance? If you regularly cut sleep short, you may want to reconsider this practice. Why is sleep so important for exercise, and what can you do to sleep longer and more deeply? Mike Bracko, EdD, FACSM, director of Dr. Bracko’s Fitness and of the Institute for Hockey Research, examines these questions. Why Sleep Helps During the night, we cycle through five stages of sleep. The stages include non–rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep (stages 1–4) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (stage 5).
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  • 3 Things To Create Harmony In Your Life

    Pamela Hernandez
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    I don’t have resolutions for 2015. I have a word for the year, a theme that I will strive for. HARMONY I’ve made peace with the fact that perfect balance is not achievable when you dream big, work hard and adventure often. Harmony is a better fit. Merriam Webster has several definitions of harmony but I am I am referring to it as follows: pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts correspondence, accord internal calm; tranquility I no longer expect things to happen in my life at the perfect time in the perfect amounts. There will always be evenings at work instead of having dinner with…
  • The Best Tasting Plant Based Protein Powders

    Pamela Hernandez
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Whey seems to be the first name in protein supplements but it is NOT the only game in town. Plant based proteins are available but aren’t as popular because of taste and price. Whey tends to be less expensive and often tastes so much better. Plant based proteins often have what I call an “earthy” taste. Soy is usually most palatable with rice and hemp being the least, in my opinion. Blends of plant proteins usually yield the best taste but that lends itself to a higher price. If you’re following a vegan diet or have a dairy allergy or intolerance finding a plant based protein…
  • The Best Places To Save Money On Supplements

    Pamela Hernandez
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    When I get asked about various supplements, like whey protein powder or multivitamins, there is sure to be a follow up question. Where do you buy your protein powder (multi vitamin, protein bars, etc.)? I’ve learned a thing or two over the years about how to shop for supplements. I am on a budget like everyone else. The first step in shopping for supplements is to do your research. Not just price shopping but to understand if the supplement even makes sense for your goals or if it really delivers on its promise. If you eat fish and other omega-3 rich foods you may not need to take fish oil.
  • The Best Tasting Whey Protein Powders

    Pamela Hernandez
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    One of my goals is to make your fitness journey a little less confusing. I do my best to stick to the basics, the 4 Keys To Real Fitness, because they work and ANYONE can master them. Sometimes, however, we have to get into the weeds and tackle complex subjects. It seems like nothing is more complex and confusing than protein supplements. Just like the vast array of protein bars there are seemingly endless varieties of protein powders and drinks. Way (no pun intended) too many for one person to sample but for you I tried. I decided to help you by testing out as many as I could stomach. I…
  • Are Fat Burners and Pre-Workout Supplements Worth The Money?

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    In my last post I shared my personal list of supplements. With the exception of BCAAs, they are more about health and less about my body composition. They are basic and generally considered safe (although you should talk to your doctor before taking any supplement). I learned long ago that real fitness doesn’t come in pill form. Fat Burners That doesn’t mean I didn’t try that path. After I realized that my weight was out of control in my early 20s, I too dabbled in the various fat loss supplements that were then sold over the counter. I am a bit of a “fraidy-cat” so I…
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    Davis Fitness Blog

  • A Few Common Fitness Mistakes Women Make

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    No matter how careful you are, how much time and effort we place in our fitness routines and exercise, there is always a chance to make some mistakes that can ruin the overall effects of what we are doing. This is especially true for women who are trying to get or stay in shape. In […] The post A Few Common Fitness Mistakes Women Make appeared first on Davis Fitness Blog.
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    Living Smart Girl

  • Keeping the Passion Alive for 20 Years

    Sheila Thomas
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Disclosure ~ This post is brought to you by CollectiveBias. All views and opinions are 100 % that of Living Smart Girl. #YoursandMine #CollectiveBias If someone would have told me, 22 years ago, that I would meet a man who would be my best friend, confidant, lover and someone I wanted to spend the rest of my life with I would have told them they were totally crazy.   At the age of 22, I had been through a long term high school relationship that went south, and a very abusive relationship that I ended after my son was 6 weeks old.   I had all but sworn off relationships and men and the…
  • Snack Healthy with Super Pop

    Sheila Thomas
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Disclosure ~ Living Smart Girl received product as compensation for sharing on our blog.  All opinions are 100% that of Living Smart Girl. @superpopsnacks  #superpopsnacks I don’t know about you but when I rang in the New Year I did so with the intent to have this year be my healthiest yet. I vowed to give up my gluttinous habits, put down the soda can and exercise my backside back into decent shape; 2015 was my year to finally get my priorities in order and my health/diet was among the top 3. So, when the opportunity to work with Super Pop and feature them on my blog presented itself…
  • Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up

    Sheila Thomas
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    Related PostsFun Friday Giveaway Link UpFun Friday Blog Giveaway Link UpFall Giveaway Link UpFun Giveaway Link UpFun Friday Giveaway Link UpWeekend Giveaway Link Up – August 2nd The post Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
  • The Ultimate DIY Bundle – On Sale Now

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
      Don’t miss out on your chance to get this amazing DIY Bundle.   Sale is a short time frame, and ends January 26th.  Click the image above for all the info and to get your bundle now. Related PostsWords for your Walls #DecoratingwithWordsFlu got you down? Decorate with Words from Uppercase LivingFive Simple Steps to Choosing your Perfect Bath TubThe Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle – Get Yours!Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up The post The Ultimate DIY Bundle – On Sale Now appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
  • 5 Ways to Lose Fat Without Surgeries

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    In some cases, weight control surgeries may be ideal. However, not everyone absolutely needs these procedures. What was first ideal to save a life has become more tied with vanity. There are many ways you can lose fat without checking yourself into the hospital. The best part is, many of these methods are not costly or difficult. Eat in Moderation One of the most obvious forms of losing fat is by eating in moderation. However, many people think that means going on a diet. In reality, you can still enjoy all the foods you love as long as you eat the correct portions. For example, most cans of…
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Timing is Everything, Nutrition Edition

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

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

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

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    “How old is too old for strength training?” is the question I explore in my latest post on
  • Strength and Size

    6 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    I tackle the often misunderstood concept of “Strength and Size” in my latest article on Getting stronger doesn’t have to mean getting bigger.
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  • You don’t know SQUAT!

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

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

    Alex Deken
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The Bench Press Let’s not beat around the bush here, you’re reading this because you want a big bench. Everyone does, right? But unless you’re a powerlifter, a sport where your strength is measured by the squat, bench press and deadlift, it’s actually not a very functional exercise. In which sport will you often be pinned against the ground pushing something vertically from your chest? None that I can think of! Let me set the scene for you here, though. You’re at your local commercial gym, you get talking to your standard gym goer grunting and curling in front of the mirror and he…
  • The Benefits of Protein Shakes Post-Training.

    Trish Gardiner
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    When you push through a tough training session your muscles are constantly challenged, and their fibres begin to break down and sustain damage, (not a bad thing).The process of repairing and rebuilding those fibers called, muscle protein synthesis, uses amino acids from protein to encourage healthy recovery and muscle growth (a really good thing). Although any nutritious source of protein will help the process along, there are few clear advantages to drinking protein shakes after exercise. Protein powder is an isolated nutrient source, so it provides a lot of nutrition for relatively few…
  • Trish’s Paleo Bar Lemon Cheesecake Pots

    Trish Gardiner
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Hey Revo Peeps, I have met some of you here at the gym sweating your butts off but for those of you that I have not met yet, I’m Trish the latest edition to the Revolution PT Team. If you have read my profile you will see that I love my fitness and I am also very much into great nutrition but I must confess – I have a sweet tooth….actually a very sweet tooth, so I am constantly ‘inventing’ new healthy treats and desserts so as not to ruin all my hard training I do all week; after all as we all know “You cannot out train a crap diet”. I also have some really…
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    Kris M Beal

  • 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 […]
  • opportunity cost

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

    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
  • just breathe

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

    29 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
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    "Get Up and Get Moving"

  • New Year New YOU!!!

    8 Jan 2015 | 5:48 pm
    Fresh starts are great and with 2015 here  it’s time to think about what you want for the coming year. Did you know!!  Jan, 2014, millions  will arise ready to go and be so excited about there goal of getting fit.   Sad but true by the end of January, a whopping 95% of those people will  have failed at those New Year’s resolutions for one reason or another.  We are not going to let you be one of those 95% not this year!!  THIS IS YOUR YEAR!!!!!! if it’s 10, 30, 60 pounds or even more you want to take off how are you going to do it?? Here are some simple tips to get you started…
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:10 pm
    I am going off line for a few days to enjoy my family.  I hope you have a Healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Jill Knapp Diabetes Activist Featured on Wego Health

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Thanks Wego Health for featuring my work as a Type 2 Diabetes Spokesperson and  Activist.
  • Tex-Mex Pork Chops

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
      This low crab dinner is amazing.  A must try!! Tex-Mex Pork Chops This is a quick, one-skillet dish with an ole’ touch. From More Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes – Or Less, by Robyn Webb, MS Serves 6; Servig size: 3 oz Prep time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 6 (5 oz) boneless pork loin chops 1 1/2 cup salsa 4 oz diced green chilies 1/2 tsp ground cumin Preparation 1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and saute for about 3 minutes on each side. 2. Add the remaining ingredients. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • What pregnant moms need to know about gestational diabetes

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Gestational diabetes affects about 4% or all pregnant women.The cause of gestational diabetes is unknown all though there are some clues. Gestational diabetes starts when your body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Without enough insulin, glucose cannot leave the blood and be changed in to energy. Now although you cannot prevent gestational diabetes, it would help if you stay at a good weight during pregnancy and if you do end up with gestational diabetes you can follow doctor’s orders for a special meal plan and scheduled physical activity.Your doctor most…
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • 3 Things To Create Harmony In Your Life

    Pamela Hernandez
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:07 am
    I don’t have resolutions for 2015. I have a word for the year, a theme that I will strive for. HARMONY I’ve made peace with the fact that perfect balance is not achievable when you dream big, work hard and adventure often. Harmony is a better fit. Merriam Webster has several definitions of harmony but I am I am referring to it as follows: pleasing or congruent arrangement of parts correspondence, accord internal calm; tranquility I no longer expect things to happen in my life at the perfect time in the perfect amounts. There will always be evenings at work instead of having dinner with…
  • The Best Tasting Plant Based Protein Powders

    Pamela Hernandez
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Whey seems to be the first name in protein supplements but it is NOT the only game in town. Plant based proteins are available but aren’t as popular because of taste and price. Whey tends to be less expensive and often tastes so much better. Plant based proteins often have what I call an “earthy” taste. Soy is usually most palatable with rice and hemp being the least, in my opinion. Blends of plant proteins usually yield the best taste but that lends itself to a higher price. If you’re following a vegan diet or have a dairy allergy or intolerance finding a plant based protein…
  • The Best Places To Save Money On Supplements

    Pamela Hernandez
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:44 am
    When I get asked about various supplements, like whey protein powder or multivitamins, there is sure to be a follow up question. Where do you buy your protein powder (multi vitamin, protein bars, etc.)? I’ve learned a thing or two over the years about how to shop for supplements. I am on a budget like everyone else. The first step in shopping for supplements is to do your research. Not just price shopping but to understand if the supplement even makes sense for your goals or if it really delivers on its promise. If you eat fish and other omega-3 rich foods you may not need to take fish oil.
  • The Best Tasting Whey Protein Powders

    Pamela Hernandez
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    One of my goals is to make your fitness journey a little less confusing. I do my best to stick to the basics, the 4 Keys To Real Fitness, because they work and ANYONE can master them. Sometimes, however, we have to get into the weeds and tackle complex subjects. It seems like nothing is more complex and confusing than protein supplements. Just like the vast array of protein bars there are seemingly endless varieties of protein powders and drinks. Way (no pun intended) too many for one person to sample but for you I tried. I decided to help you by testing out as many as I could stomach. I…
  • Are Fat Burners and Pre-Workout Supplements Worth The Money?

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:08 am
    In my last post I shared my personal list of supplements. With the exception of BCAAs, they are more about health and less about my body composition. They are basic and generally considered safe (although you should talk to your doctor before taking any supplement). I learned long ago that real fitness doesn’t come in pill form. Fat Burners That doesn’t mean I didn’t try that path. After I realized that my weight was out of control in my early 20s, I too dabbled in the various fat loss supplements that were then sold over the counter. I am a bit of a “fraidy-cat” so I…
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    Comeback Momma

  • 2015 Fashion Trends – Accessorize Yourself This Year

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Women love accessories. Whether we’re talking about necklaces, rings, earrings, or bracelets, the right accessories will transform a trivial dress into a showstopper. In fact, when selecting accessories women should pay close attention to detail. It’s important to learn how to balance an outfit with the right shoes and jewelry pieces. Always remember the golden rule of high fashion – less is more. Statement pieces are still in trend Statement accessories have penetrated the fashion industry almost 5 years ago. It’s a trend that just doesn’t want to fade away. Like the little black…
  • Treadmill Workout for Beginners

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:10 am
    Getting started with running can feel overwhelming. During winter months is a perfect time to give treadmill running a try before you pound the pavement outside. If you have never been on a treadmill before, take some time to get used to how it feels. Slow down to a super slow walk before getting off to avoid filling dizzy or like your feet are still moving. Here are a few other tips for getting started on a treadmill. Ask Questons – If you are trying a treadmill for the first time at a gym or even to buy one for home use, don’t be afraid to ask questions. They can help show you…
  • Free Printable Valentines for Kids

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:09 am
    Free Printable Valentines for Kids No need to spend money for Valentine’s Day cards. I created this cute valentine printable for your kids to give to their friends. In addition to my creation below, I linked to a few others I found on Pinterest. So many fun options out there. Have fun! Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your family. Click for full size printable Here is a collection of some other fun Free Printable Valentines for Kids. Enjoy! An InLinkz Link-up The post Free Printable Valentines for Kids appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • Healthy Baking: Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Healthy Baking: Homemade Breads, Biscuits and Scones Winter is such a great time to give healthy baking a try. These recipes will help you stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Enjoy these warm homemade breads, biscuits, and scones with a morning cup of tea or coffee. Delicious! These recipes are healthy, easy to make and freeze for future use too. Whip up a batch of scones, biscuits or healthy breads to please your family and friends. Of these recipes, I’ve made the healthy banana bread and the mini banana nut scones. I can’t wait to make more. Check out Healthy Homemade…
  • Satisfying my Chocolate Cravings with New Special K Brownies

    15 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Special K Brownies. New Special K Brownies Satisfy my Chocolate Cravings To say that I crave chocolate after dinner is an understatement. In fact, I crave chocolate morning, noon, and night! What am I to do when I am trying to count calories? Special K Brownies to the rescue.! Woo hoo! Special K Brownies come in 80-calorie packages to satisfy my chocolate cravings. I love that the individually wrapped packets make them easy to bring on the road to help resist higher calorie indulges as well. I was able to try both flavors; Divine Fudge and…
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    All Things Gym

  • Tan Yayun Jerk Dips Almaty 2014 World Championships Training Hall

    Gregor Winter
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    Previously in the 2014 Worlds Training Hall … 48kg World Champion Tan Yayun (China) doing Jerk Dips two days out from competition. In the video you see her working up to 150kg. She was not the only Chinese athlete who did them in this particular style with slow and controlled reps first and then finishing off with two explosive reps. (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) Tan Yayun Jerk Dips Almaty 2014 World Championships Training Hall is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Li Fabin 134kg Snatch Almaty 2014 World Championships

    Gregor Winter
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Here is Li Fabim’s 134kg Snatch from the 2014 World Championships. This was good enough to earn the then 21 year old the 56kg silver medal. Gold (in the Snatch went to Thach from Vietnam). (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) In the C&J it didn’t go as well for him as he only made his opener at 157kg. Li Fabin 134kg Snatch Almaty 2014 World Championships is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Cheng Meng 160kg Clean & Jerk (16y/o, 56kg)

    Gregor Winter
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:24 am
    Previously in China … Here is another one from the Chinese test event last year where Liao Hui Jerked 200kg. Then 16 Year old Cheng Meng (56kg Youth World Record Holder) Clean & Jerks 160kg. Watch his 130kg Snatch from that event here. Cheng Meng 160kg Clean & Jerk (16y/o, 56kg) is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Clarence Cummings 201kg Front Squat (Age 14)

    Gregor Winter
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Meanwhile in the US … 14 year old Clarence Cummings Front Squats 201kg. Last time he competed at the American Open weighing 67.15kg. 201 kg front squat PR. My legs are super sore A video posted by CJ Cummings (@cummingzswagg) on Jan 26, 2015 at 3:11pm PST Clarence Cummings 201kg Front Squat (Age 14) is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Zhang Xiangxiang 125kg Snatch + 162.5kg Clean & Jerk at 56kg / 17

    Gregor Winter
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Blast from the Past … Wlift84 sent in this gem from the 2000 Olympics. A 17 year old Zhang Xiangxiang lifts 125/162.5/287.5 He wrote: Before Meng Cheng there was Zhang Xiangxiang… The Beijing Olympic champion at 62kg was only 17 when he won his first Olympic medal, the 56kg bronze at the 2000 Sydney games. He lifted 125/162.5/287.5 for third place on bodyweight. The C&J and Total were Junior WRs at the time and surpass Meng Cheng’s current Youth WRs of 155 and 283. Since the IWF only established the Youth category a few years later and decided not to look for records…
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  • Progression for the One Arm Pushup

    Scott Andrew Bird
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    How do you work up to a One Arm Pushup? Like this. 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.
  • Gymchat 274 - Forskolin For Fat Loss & Muscle Building (Kurtis Frank)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:12 am
    Kurtis Frank. Photo by Kira Beriault.Forskolin (from Coleus Forskohlii). Although it's often marketed in muscle building and fat loss contexts, there are a few things to consider before adding it to your arsenal. This week we'll be taking a deep dive into the history & research surrounding this one, examining the pros and cons of taking it. Helping to explain what it is and how it works (and whether or not it's worth adding to your shopping list) is's own Kurtis Frank, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We love hearing everyones'…
  • Looking At : Jan 25, 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:06 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. Diet and Exercise in Space : How do you exercise in zero gravity? How many calories do you need, and in what form? Over to Dr Sanjay Gupta. Homing Stem Cells Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Mice : Very interesting research - developing MSCs (Mesenchymal Stem Cells) as a future therapy for disorders like Type 1 Diabetes. The Chimaera Handheld Surgical Tool : A great many medical procedures are about to become a whole lot less…
  • 835lb Speed Deadlift

    Scott Andrew Bird
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Time for a spot of serious speed work with the incredible George Leeman. Good stuff. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free.
  • Gymchat 273 - 10 Tips for Achieving Balance in Your Life & Your Diet (Aeryon Ashlie)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Aeryon Ashlie.If you're fortunate enough to be on your own strength-training journey - and experience the incredible transformations, both physical and mental - that come with it; you're doubtless keen to help as many other people as possible to do it themselves. It really is a fantastic feeling. Still, if you've ever been approached by someone who's keen to 'get in shape', you may be wondering just where they should begin. How to go from 'couch potato' to following a fitness lifestyle. This week we'll be exploring this in detail; looking at the many things which help you move from where you…
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    Finding My Fitness

  • Can Coffee Help You Lose Weight?

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

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

    1 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    When it’s super cold outside, there’s nothing that is more comforting to me than a big bowl of soup. Soup is also a really great thing to make when you want to cook once and eat many times. What really takes soup over the top, though, is that you can get a complete slow-carb meal together in one bowl. When I have a soup with herbs, vegetables, and some chicken, I feel like I’m eating healthier. It was a perfect way to start the new year. With this particular recipe, I happened upon one of the older ladies from church making a copy of this one to send to her granddaughter in…
  • Enter My Christmas #4HB Giveaway – The 4 Hour Chef, PAGG, and Protein Powder!

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    It’s Christmas time! You guys have been an amazing community, between the 4HB recipe Facebook group and the slow-carb meal planner and the newsletter, and I wanted to give something back. You might have gotten an email from me last week or so asking what you’d like to win if you could win something, and the feedback was super. The top request was 4 Hour Chef, but the two below it were so close I couldn’t decide which to include. I reached out to Primal Nutrition and Pareto Nutrition (I just realized they’re both P. Nutrition!) and got some great stuff. Check out what…
  • The Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    The turkey: the keystone of all traditional American Thanksgivings, so much so that they even make them out of soy (what don’t they make out of soy these days?). A lot of people are afraid of messing up the turkey. You don’t have to be an expert chef to be an expert turkey handler. In this post, I’ll cover the preparation, presentation and provide some tips along the way. Choosing Your Turkey If you go turkey shopping, you’ll quickly see that there are many sizes to choose from. How do you know which size to get? A good rule of thumb is to figure about a pound of turkey per person…
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    Exercise and Nutrition Tips » Exercise and Nutrition Tips

  • Weight Loss Help Tips You May Not Think Of

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

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

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

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

    22 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Try These 5 Bodyweight Cardio Exercises The improvement in cardiovascular fitness can lead to many health benefits. Such benefits are a lower your risk of getting many health disorders, improvement in your energy levels and endurance, the strengthening of your lungs and heart and much more This post will give you five great bodyweight cardio exercises that can be performed anywhere and at anytime for better cardiovascular fitness. 1. Burpees The burpee is one of the best bodyweight cardio exercises you can do as it can have you burning a lot of calories while using many different muscle…
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    Fab Fit Squad

  • Can Fatty Foods Be Addictive?

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    Fats are an essential part of proper nutrition. But as you know, eating too much fat can be unhealthy. And then there is the problem of flavor. Some fat-filled foods taste great, so they are hard to resist. New research tells us exactly why. If you have a tough time cutting back on unhealthy fat and sugar, it may be because of the way your brain reacts to certain foods. Study – Fatty Foods and Sugar as Addictive as Cocaine A US government study suggests that processed foods and sweet, sugary drinks and snacks actually cause a reaction in your brain that creates addiction. Nora Volkow is the…
  • Zucchini Crust Pizza Pie

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    2 cups shredded zucchini recipegirl 1 tsp salt 1 egg, beaten 1 cup shredded mozzarella, divided 1/4 lb ground meat (beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or omit) 1 small onion, diced 1 cup tomato sauce 1 garlic clove, minced 1 Tbsp fresh (or 1 tsp dried) oregano other pizza style toppings as desired Preheat oven to 400 degrees and oil a pie pan with olive oil or cooking spray. Mix the shredded zucchini with salt in a bowl and let stand for 15 minutes. Dump the zucchini into a colander to drain liquid, then take paper towels and squeeze zucchini to absorb more of the liquid. Put dried zucchini into a…
  • 4 Great Grocery Shopping Tips for Mindful Eating

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    When it comes to making healthy choices it starts from the ground up. What exactly does that mean for you? It means starting at the source of your food, the grocery store! With mindful eating it is especially important to make the right choices when making food purchases because having access to healthy and tasty foods makes it that much easier to make an active choice towards those foods. There are no right or wrong foods when eating mindfully, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some choices out there that are better than others. Here are some basic tips to follow when shopping…
  • 3 Tips for Getting Started With Mindful Eating

    13 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    For most people the hardest part of mindful eating is getting started. The longer you work at it the easier it gets and the better you’ll feel. The main issue is that it’s so different from how we’re used to eating. Look around, the world today is full of people who eat mindlessly. You may even be one of them. How often do you make or buy lunch and eat it as quickly as possible to get back to your day? What about just snacking mindlessly while watching TV? These are habits we’ve learned that lead to an unhealthy relationship with food where we’re eating just to eat rather than to…
  • 10 Truths About Fat Loss Secrets

    7 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Sorry that you missed the webinar. I will be doing another one on Sunday, January 11th at 8pm. I will be talking about the End of Dieting!!! To join that webinar, just click here. On Sunday I will be discussing. How to create balance between working out and exercise How willpower is over rated? Structured flexibility is the key to winning the weight loss game.    The post 10 Truths About Fat Loss Secrets appeared first on Fab Fit Squad. Related posts: No related posts.
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  • The unspoken truth about natural fat burning food Garcinia Cambogia

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:35 am
    The unspoken truth about natural fat burning food Garcinia Cambogia >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
  • \Why you should be taking your workout outdoors – Infographic

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    \Why you should be taking your workout outdoors – Infographic >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
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    12 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
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  • 4-Week New Body Workout Plan

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
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  • A Different Approach to Reaching Health Goals

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Try a few different approaches to reaching your health goals so that you are successful without becoming disappointed. Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Intermittent Fasting: The “New” Way to Eat for Health?

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    Dear Exercise Menu Readers, Throughout the years I have done my best to present research-backed information regarding weight loss, health and fitness to you. My […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Nerd Fitness » Blog

  • How to Make Mini Paleo Pizzas

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    This is a post from NF Rebel Chef Noel. There is a demon I battle on a regular basis: The Pizza Demon. Pizza is my favorite food of all time. I am not a college student, nor am I a fourth grader who gets a day off from learning for a pizza party. I am a fully grown adult who just freakin’ loves pizza. I also have a feeling I’m not alone in my love for this particular Italian invention. But we all know eating tons of bread, sauce, and cheese isn’t going to help us much in our quest to become a superhero (unless you’re a Ninja Turtle). If you’re looking for an…
  • Why You Need to Be Selfish and Put Fitness FIRST

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:44 am
    Imagine what you could accomplish if your fitness came first? Like famous actors and actresses that get in INCREDIBLE shape for their movie roles, pretend you only had to focus on eating healthy foods, sleeping plenty of hours, and exercising in order to get in peak physical condition. Would you look like King Leonidas leading the mighty 300? Or Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games? Would people confuse you for Chris Evans in Captain America? It’s fun to think about “what if” - what would we be capable of if we put our training and nutrition over everything else? Most…
  • Star Wars Explains Why We’re All Fat

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Stop trying so damn hard! If you’re somebody who has tried to lose weight and exercise more, spend less time watching TV and more time reading books, or eat less candy and more real food – you’re not alone. However, if your solution for any of those problems above is to “try harder” or “do more,” I’m here today to smack you in the mouth as if I were Neil Diamond. STOP beating yourself up for lacking the willpower and motivation to make changes, and instead realize you need a new plan. After all, you’re reading a site called…
  • Dodge This: How the Matrix Can Help You Take Control of Your Life

    19 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Neo: What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets? Morpheus: No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to. We’ve all seen that amazing scene in the Matrix, where Neo learns how the Matrix works… and when you heard that quote above, you probably said “whoa.” Believe it or not, our pal Morpheus here is teaching Neo the same lesson you’re going to learn today. By the time I’m done with you, you’re going to accomplish more in one day than you accomplished in all of last week. I have spent the…
  • How LEGO and Minecraft Will Help You Get In Shape

    15 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always loved to build stuff. If I was in the back yard, I was building a treehouse. If I was in my basement, I was building a pillow fort. If I was anywhere near LEGO pieces, I was building a masterpiece! Or a random hodgepodge of multicolored blocks that I called a spaceship. This is why most photos on this site are of LEGO characters! It’s no surprise that my favorite book of all time is The Pillars of the Earth, which follows the construction of a massive cathedral over many decades in a small town. What sounds like a weird concept and…
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    Live Fit and Sore

  • Living Uncomfortably With Change

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    You know the saying be careful what you ask for?… well, I am living that right now. I am so busy at work – learning the business and the people that I am left exhausted at night. It’s all great stuff and I feel excited and energized by all I am learning but there is definitely an element of fear I am experiencing. All the What ifs start to creep into my head and I start to doubt my experience and my abilities. I am taking a different approach this time though..When I feel fear creeping up, I stop, take a deep breathe and remember that I not only don’t have to solve it…
  • A Change Is Coming…

    20 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    I started my new job yesterday –and it’s quite a bigger role than I have had before which means I am responsible for a lot more than ever and will be able to learn a lot more than ever. Although it scares me, it also excites me. The past two days I have been flooded with a ton of information — and with all that in my head, I have been exhausted. For a moment today, I started to feel overwhelmed and scared that maybe I bit off more than I can chew. I started to doubt my experience — then recognized what I was doing, took a moment, took a breathe and told myself to…
  • Recipe: Baked Oatmeal Muffins

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Made some Gluten Free baked oatmeal muffins this morning. Here’s the recipe:To-Go Baked Oatmeal with Your Favorite Toppings
  • Burnout: A Break Can Re-inspire

    17 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    While I love boxing, I find that I am missing lifting big time. There is something about lifting a barbell that speaks to me. It’s been almost seven months since I have lifted consistently and my shoulders have all but recovered. To help satisfy my lifting bug, I joined CrossFit Ashburn. I have decided that I am going to do both boxing and CrossFit. I think that doing 5x a week of either may be just more than my body can handle – so I am going to see how to fit in the best of both and maybe throw in some cycling and yoga in the mix as well.The long break was good — I was…
  • Complicated Women Are Everywhere

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    One more thought to share from the Golden Globes – Maggie Gyllenhaal talked about complicated women and how we are all complicated when it comes down to it. I love that way of putting it – complicated does not have to be negative. I am proud to be complicated – to me it means being interesting, smart, engaging, emotional, passionate, funny, compassionate, and strong. And I would rather be that any day of the week than easy. And Hats off to men who love complicated women!“When I look around the room at the women who are in here and I think about the performances that…
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  • Learning How to Knit

    Heather Blackmon
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    One of my goals for 2015 is to try new things. Stretching boundaries in areas I already enjoy (like the gym and snowboarding) is part of that goal, but I also want to try things I haven’t before. I started this a little early by deciding to learn to knit just after Christmas. It’s something I know my grandmother taught me when I was younger (at least 10 years ago now), but that I couldn’t remember much at all. Why Learn to Knit? I was actually looking for an activity to keep my hands busy that had nothing to do with electronics. I’m such a digital person that I found…
  • Salmon Noodle Salad

    Heather Blackmon
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    For the past month, I seem to have misplaced my cooking mojo. Each week I say it’s time to start meal planning again. And each week I get to Sunday night without a plan in place. My motivation to get organized and plan ahead seems to be still on vacation. Last night was the first night I finally pulled a plan together since before Christmas! Lucky for me, Kirk has stepped in to fill the gap. Even though I’m not pulling my weight in the kitchen, he has been creative and cooking when I haven’t wanted to. His creativity has resulted in another delicious recipe to share with…
  • 12 Casserole Recipes from Breakfast to Dinner

    Heather Blackmon
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    After a few extra days of rest & relaxation between jobs, I’m back to work! It was nice to have extra time to play in the mountains, but I’m ready to get started in my new job. It’s always both an exciting and very busy time getting up to speed. Disclaimer: Slideshow collection sponsored by Foodie via Mode Media. As always, all opinions are my own and I only share things that I would recommend to my friends and family. You can read my disclosure policy here. With the extra business that I expect to follow, casseroles are something I’ve been looking for over the…
  • Double Crunch Veggie Sushi Roll

    Heather Blackmon
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    I actually created this recipe last summer for the Snack Out Loud Reinvent Your Recipe showdown. The recipe was originally shared on their blog, but I intended to post the recipe here after the contest was over. Six months later, I am finally remembering to share this with you here! It might be a bit delayed, but you’re going to love the fresh veggies and massive crunch that come with every bite. It’s a great recipe to make with kids or friends who come over for dinner. And once you make these sushi rolls – you have all the skills you need to branch out to any sushi rolls…
  • 5 Tips for Morning Workouts

    Heather Blackmon
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Today is the last day in my current full-time job. I’ve had the pleasure of working at my current company for over 2 1/2 years, helping to shape the digital strategy for a medical device company that truly changes lives. Now it’s time to move on to my next adventure – changing industries, but staying in digital marketing and nearby. As I transition to my new role, I’m planning to change my hours to get to the office a little earlier, which prompted me to reevaluate my morning workout schedule. I tried evening workouts for a few days and they just didn’t work for me. I’m revisiting…
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    Cybex Fitness Blog

  • Add Exercises To Your Core Routine

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:23 am
    Previously, we outlined the first workout in the Size & Shape series from our Cybex Workout Center. This workout, designed to show you how to begin a strength program, focused on gaining a confidence and understanding of how to make movements you will need in future workouts, including today's introduction of the second program in the group. 
  • The Core is More than You Think: Using the back extension machine

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    Today we are going to refocus on core exercises, specifically ones that work the erector spinae muscles of the back, also referred to as back extensor muscles. These muscles play a key role in providing stability during many of the activities you love to do.
  • 15 Songs To Keep You Moving This January

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    By the 3rd week in January, many of the New Year's Resolution crowd has already stopped showing up at the gym. Why do so many people give up on this resolution and their fitness goals so quickly? Is it the overcrowding at the gym? If so, they're actually solving the problem for others by not showing up. Maybe it is motivation. Have you seen results yet? If not, or if they aren't the results you are hoping for, that can also contribute to the pause in your gym visits. Remember, progress happens at different rates for everyone, so don't give up too quickly!
  • Begin a Strength Training Program

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    When someone decides that they want to start strength training, one of their biggest hesitations is often that they don't know how to use the machine or make the proper movements. That is why we developed the first workout in our Size & Shape goal, focusing on gaining a confidence and understanding of how to make the movements.
  • 5 Marketing Tips for Gym Owners: Tip #5 - Nurture Your Leads

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Tip 5 of 5 - Lead Nurturing Last week we talked about improving your social media strategy. Social media, while it is fun, is also challenging because there is so much content being shared this way, but with these simple strategy adjustments, your audience will start to emerge. Today, we are going to build on that and talk about what you should do when you start to convert those prospects into leads.
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Snatch It Up Kettlebell Workout {RKC Training}

    29 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Hello, hello. Thanks for dropping in on this chilly Thursday! And thank you for all the get-well messages. Unfortunately I’m not feeling all that much better and my voice is completely gone. Anyone else get laryngitis whenever they get sick? Happens every time to me. It took some convincing, but Dan has me on strict bed rest when I’m not working at the gym. Which doesn’t mean the same to us both. To me, bed rest means laying in bed with my computer to get work done… to Dan it means sleeping to allow your body to do nothing but focus on itself and recovery. Our compromise? I work for…
  • Just Right Trail Mix Granola Squares #Vegan #GlutenFree

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Last week I started to feel a slight scratch in my throat, more of a nuisance than anything. I had just gotten home from the mountains and both my mom and sister in law were feeling under the weather. I kept my fingers crossed that my body would fight off what they were dealing with. Let’s fast forward to yesterday… my body fought hard for 7 days but I guess this bug was just too strong. It caught up with me. A gross throat, an even more gross stuffy nose and a head that feels as if it wants to explode. I’m sure you didn’t want to know those details, but hey, it’s what I do.
  • Did I Ever Tell You Dan Set Me Up On A Blind Date?

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I don’t think I’ve ever shared this story before. It’s quite the confession. Because I have so many social media platforms to run as Taylor, Kindal, and the businesses, a few years ago, Dan started helping me out with my local social medial. Well, with Twitter. He would tweet as me and even try to network with local bloggers and fitness enthusiasts. One day he mentioned that he (meaning me) met a writer who was also a runner. She wrote for some large Charleston publications and he thought it would be beneficial for us to meet. Still tweeting as me, he hooked us up on a blind run-date. I…
  • Why Bad Workouts Aren’t So Bad

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I asked my boot campers on Friday if they had any suggestions for blog posts. I get a lot of my ideas from them, my ladies have the best ideas. It was pretty unanimous, they wanted me to share my “weird eats”, the foods I think are delicious but everyone else turns their nose up to in a skeptical way. Just the face they make shows disgust… the foods I always say “Don’t knock it until you try it!” It was a great idea, and I’ll write that post in the not so distant future but not today because of what happened as I was walking out with my clients. One turned to me and asked…
  • Wake Up Call With This Chocolate Frappuccino Protein Shake

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    We made it to Friday friends! Anything fun planned? We’ve got tons going on. Though I’m not excited to say good-bye to my friend Katie who is moving to Oklahoma next week. My speed demon running buddy is leaving me. At least we’ll get one last hoorah of a run in tomorrow morning. Other big news… I was nominated for BEST TRAINER IN CHARLESTON by our city paper! I am honored beyond words to have made it past the preliminaries. But now, I need your help. If you don’t mind, can you please click here and scroll down to the “Best Personal Trainer” and vote…
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    Naturally Intense Personal Training™ Blog

  • Naturally Intense 10 Minute Workouts Featured On Wall Street Journal

    Kevin Richardson
    4 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
      Naturally Intense 10 Minute Workouts Featured On Wall Street Journal Naturally Intense Founder, Kevin Richardson and his legendary 10 Minute High Intensity Workouts are featured on the Wall Street Journal. Read the full article here:   Wall Street Journal Article on Kevin Richardson & 10 Minute High Intensity Training     Kevin Richardson is an award winning health and fitness writer, natural bodybuilding champion and the creator of Naturally Intense High Intensity Training. His training company in New York City is the 3 time winner of the Best of Manhattan Awards…
  • 10 Things I Love About NI 10 Minute High Intensity Workouts!

    Kevin Richardson
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Christine Coen’s progress from high intensity 10 minute workouts and proper diet- no cardio and no hours at the gym! 10 Things I Love About NI 10 Minute High Intensity Workouts!   Christine Coen, RD is one of my star trainers and arguably one of the best in New York City. She joined our team a little over a year ago and it has been an honor and a privilege coaching her and watching her transform in the fitness sensation that she is today. Her accomplishments have gone a long way to showing many that you don’t need to spend hours at the gym or starve yourself to get into…
  • Skinny Isn’t An Ideal- Evolutionary Arguments Against Being Thin

    Kevin Richardson
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    A perfect example of an underweight model photo-shopped to look even thinner than she already is. Skinny Isn’t An Ideal- Evolutionary Arguments Against Being Thin   Here in the West, we live in an environment where the predominant body image ideal for women is to be thin- being skinny is considered the Holy Grail for many of today’s women and images in the media reflect this idealization as most popular models are ultra thin and further enhanced through post image processing to look even thinner than they already are. The ultra thin look unfortunately embodies a certain degree…
  • Bodybuilding As A Spiritual Path

    Kevin Richardson
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:27 am
    Author and natural bodybuilding champion, Kevin Richardson Bodybuilding As A Spiritual Path Sometimes truth contains apparent contradictions. Contradictions that come as a result of the intellect struggling to comprehend that which is beyond intellectual comprehension. Such truths speak to what lies well beyond the façade of ego and instead communicates directly with what we often term as the spirit within us. This spiritual side of ourselves is timeless and ever present, unaffected by the vicissitudes of life and simply is. It is a side that so many choose to ignore but one that so many…
  • 101 Realistic Ways To Lose Weight

    Kevin Richardson
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    101 Realistic Ways To Lose Weight   Weight loss isn’t rocket science- the problem with losing weight is having to wade through the cacophony of often contradictive information and misinformation in the media and internet. Temporary weight loss is easy- as just about everyone has lost weight for a short period of time and in time put it right back on- the challenge is to keep it off. Which isn’t easy given the ever present distracting voices of the innumerable weight loss products, videos, foods and supplements. All seeking to create some degree of confusion in the consumer and get…
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    Bodybuilding | Muscle building tips | Bodybuilders

  • Soy the Miracle Food linked to Cancer and Brain Damage

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    If you were to thoroughly review the thousands of researches published on soy, I strongly believe you would certainly get to the same conclusion as I have which is, the threats of eating unfermented soya products MUCH exceed any type of possible benefits. For centuries, Oriental folks have been eating fermented soya products such as natto, tempeh, as well as soya sauce, and also taking pleasure in the health benefits. Fermented soya does not wreak havoc on your physical body like unfermented soya products do. Sadly, lots of Americans who are committed to healthy way of livings have actually…
  • Chicken McNuggets, Why its not Banned?

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:15 am
    When you are cooking up your poultry at home, do you reach right into your cupboard to grab a dashboard of dimethylpolysiloxane? How around a pinch of tertiary butylhydroquinone? These are simply 2 of the active ingredients in a McDonalds Poultry McNugget. Only 50 percent of a McNugget is actually chicken. The other HALF consists of corn by-products, sweets, raising agents, and also completely artificial substances that no residence chef would certainly have in her cupboard. Dimethylpolysiloxane is an anti-foaming rep made from silicone. Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) is a chemical…
  • NPC National Championships 2014 Bikini Class F

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:08 pm
    NPC National Championships 2014 Bikini Class F, Top 15 Athletes Lea Beaumont 1st NPC National Championships 2014 Bikini Class F                         Brianna Krause 2nd NPC National Championships 2014 Bikini Class F                         Lisa Smiling 3rd NPC National Championships 2014 Bikini Class F                                                …
  • What is Gluten Free?

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
    An increasing number of groceries and also natural food stores stock gluten-free products. That excels news for folks with gastric condition, who for wellness reasons must not consume wheat with gluten. Yet paradoxically, most of the people that reach for gluten-free items do not have gastric disease and also or even a sensitivity to wheat, Peter H.R. Eco-friendly, MD, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, told WebMD. “The marketplace for gluten-free items is exploding. Why specifically we don’t know. Lots of people might just view that a gluten-free diet…
  • Diabetes, Diet and Your Healt

    28 Jan 2015 | 12:56 am
    For the majority of people who do not feel well, a check out to the medical professional can detect and deal with the issue. Simple, right? However some conditions could be quiet killers, installing couple of or no warning signs to alert you early on that assistance is required. One such condition is diabetic issues. Not simply does diabetes have an effect on virtually 24 million individuals in the United States, but 25 percent don’t even recognize they have it. What Is Diabetes? As meals is absorbed, it is broken right into glucose (likewise referred to as sweets), which offers energy…
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    Beginner's Fitness Programs

  • It is New Year!

    12 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Yes, it is a new year and it is time to re-check your fitness goal. Although it is nice to reach your target weight, or manage to run a first 10 K race, if you did not achieved the fitness…Read more →
  • Interval Training With Walking

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Although interval training and high intensity workouts are very popular these days, the concept is also very useful for people who prefer walking which is very safe and anyone can do it. It is well known that high intensity exercises…Read more →
  • No Diet, No Workout Weight Management Tips

    16 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    If you want to stay in shape and healthy, you must move your body. However, there are several other things that you can do to keep your body weight in check. Moderate Amounts of Sunshine Slows Down Weight Gain A…Read more →
  • Multi-Dimensional Workout Is the Best For Weight Loss

    5 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Although people do different types of cross fitness training, the idea behind it is always the same: doing various types of workouts intensely in a short time is much better than moderate but long single-type exercises.Read more →
  • Counter-measure for Deadly Sedentary Lifestyle: Exercise Snacks

    7 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    "Exercise snacks" before meals are much better than one continuous moderate workout to control your blood sugar level.Read more →
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    Naperville Boot Camp, Fitness and Personal Trainers

  • Mel Martinez

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    My niece Adrianna has been a member here and I was referred to Top Level Fitness. Started with a great deal and I got hooked after that. I remember going to a regular gym I would have to drag myself to get there. Coming to work out at TLF doesn’t feel like a drag. I thought I’m too old for […]
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    12 Minute Athlete

  • Red Hot 12-Minute Leg HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Squat thrusts 2. Step ups 3. Mountain climbers 4. Box jumps 5. Side lunges 6. Sit ups Bonus: 10 Pistols / leg (the hardest version you can do!) —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Squat thrusts (16, 16, 16) Step ups (14, 14, 14) Mountain climbers (72, 73, 74) Box jumps (24, 24, 23) Side lunges (24, 24, 25) Sit ups (15, 16, 16) Did you do this workout?
  • Tutorial: Side Lunges (+ Video!)

    Krista Stryker
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the exercises we do pretty often in 12 Minute Athlete workouts is the side lunge. Side lunges, also known as lateral lunges, are one of my favorite bodyweight leg exercises of all time. And though they may seem pretty simple at first, they’re actually pretty difficult for a lot of people because they require a lot of leg strength as well as flexibility and balance in order to do them properly. In fact, if you would have asked me to do a side lunge a few years ago before I got interested in fitness, I would have shown you a pretty awkward, very ineffective exercise. At the time, I…
  • Calorie Burning Conditioning HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Wall balls 2. Burpees 3. High knees w/ jump rope 4. Snowboarder jumps 5. Mountain climbers 6. Medicine ball twists Bonus: 10 Woodchoppers / side + 30 second Handstand —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Wall balls (17, 16, 16) Burpees (9, 9, 9) High knees w/ jump rope (87, 96, 94) Snowboarder jumps (22, 21, 21) Mountain climbers (74, 75, 77) Medicine ball…
  • Badass 350 Rep Time Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Repeat 5x: 10 Burpees 20 Side lunges 10 Reptile push ups 20 Air squats 5 Handstand push ups 5 V ups Bonus (after workout): 30 second bridge hold —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. My time for today’s workout: 13:57 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Badass 350 Rep Time Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • Apple Pie Energy Bite Recipe

    Krista Stryker
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Whether you need a quick breakfast, a pre-workout meal, or an easy snack, sometimes you just need something that’s sweet, healthy, and satisfying, all in one. That’s where these apple pie energy bites come in. The oats, apple, and honey will give you energy, and the almond butter and protein powder will help you stay full for more than two minutes. Plus, they’re easy to make and since you can store them in a freezer, are ready to go whenever you need a quick bite! Here’s your Apple Pie Energy Bite recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup oatmeal 1 scoop cinnamon or vanilla protein powder 1 small…
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    25 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Wow! January has been crazy here at L365. There have been over 400 new subscribers added to the LimitlessCOMMUNITY this month.  It’s been about 3 years since I started Limitless365 with the main premise being, It’s hard to live a life without limits if you can’t get out of bed. I want to help you become the fittest, healthiest, sexiest, most confident version of yourself so that you have the energy, enthusiasm, body, mind, and spirit to take on all of life’s challenges. I want you to know that you have the ability to remove all the personal limitations that…

    18 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    How many of you want to see your abs? Well, the good news is that everyone has them. The bad news is that they’re often covered up by a layer or two of fat. In today’s article you and I are going to cover: What body fat is How much you need to live How much you need for performance How much is too much What the heck it’s actually for How to lose it How to figure out how much you have And the differences between men and women and how the genders store body fat In the words of Matthew McConaughey, “Alight alright alright.” Lets jump into this bad boy. WHAT THE HECK IS BODYFAT?

    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: Super sick info-graphic at the end of this article… just say’n. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. Bueller, Bueller, Bueller… Ferris had it right, life does move pretty damn fast. So fast in fact that our health can be left it it’s dust. With most of us having to meet more demands than ever before any convenience or luxury that makes our life easier, less complex, and less stressful is relished in. There’s no better example than fast food. When I talk about fast food I don’t just talk about…

    8 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
      Note: The LimitlessBODY Blueprint is now live. Start a one week, $1 trial by visiting here. I hope you all had a happy holiday. I went home and spent time with my family in Herndon, Virginia. A town about 20 minutes outside of D.C. It had probably been about 8 years since I was home for the holidays and it could not have been at a better time. Getting the LimitlessBODY Blueprint ready, working on LimitlessIGNITION a 12 week paleo program to drop body fat quickly (free for members of the LBB), and brainstorming my book, “Stealing Oxygen” has worn me out. It was great to go home,…
  • The LimitlessBODY Blueprint Is Here!: Burn Fat, Build Lean Muscle, Live Limitless

    4 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
      I can hardly contain myself, this might be the most excited I’ve ever been. Last March the LimitlessTEAM and I launched the Limitless365 Fitness Program (L365FP). Those of you that purchased it and had success ended up giving me a little feedback, and I listened One of the big requests was to take the principles in the L365FP and to put them in an online course. And that is just what we did. The LimitlessBODY Blueprint is an online fitness course accessible from any platform. Mobile iPad Desktop Laptop Rooftop And teaches you the core concepts for dropping body fat, building…
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    Cathe Friedrich » Blog

  • Sign Up For The 2015 Glassboro Road Trip

    Cathe Friedrich
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Yes, it’s official, the 2015 Glassboro Cathe Road Trip will be held July 24th through the 26th. Get ready to workout live with Cathe for several classes, be filmed working out on the exact set that all the DVD’s are filmed on, pose for pictures on this exact set, meet cast members, be in a cathe Live video and of course create memories and make friendships that last a lifetime. Mark your calendars for an event you surely won’t want to miss! Signup for the 2015 Road Trip will be held starting on Friday, January 30th at 1pm eastern. Historically, this event sells out in a matter of a few…
  • No Time to Exercise? Try the 4-Minute Tabata Workout

    Cathe Friedrich
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
    You’ve probably heard of High-Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, in which short periods of intense exertion are alternated with rest periods. The message is clear: HIIT produces results comparable (or superior, depending on who you ask) to what can be achieved with steady-state cardio, in less time. For those at any fitness level, HIIT is more efficient at burning fat, while increasing strength and endurance. For many athletes, HIIT provides a way to avoid sustaining metabolic damage through overexertion during training. Most references to HIIT describe the duration of a session as…
  • Healthy Food Trends for 2015

    Cathe Friedrich
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Most people like variety in their diets. Hopefully, the varieties they choose are healthy ones. Every year, nutritionists and diet experts work together to identify new food trends, what Americans will be eating more of and less of in the upcoming year. So what’s in store for 2015? Here’s what you might see on the plates of healthy eaters in 2015.  The Veggie Scene Kale ruled in 2014, but this year it may be unseated by two other healthy veggies – cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Cauliflower, the less colorful cousin to broccoli, is a rich source of natural chemicals with…
  • Why You Need Healthy Hip Flexors

    Cathe Friedrich
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:53 am
    One group of muscles you likely take for granted are your hip flexors. After all, they don’t directly impact how your body looks – or do they? When you’re most likely to notice them is when they feel tight or when you experience a strain because they’re not as strong and supple as they should be. Keeping your hip flexors healthy has multiple benefits for functionality AND appearance. When your hip flexors are tight, it throws off body alignment and posture.   Even more importantly, tight or weak hip flexors affect your performance when you lift weights, run and when…
  • What Does It Mean to Be Coordinated – and Can You Become More Coordinated as an Adult?

    Cathe Friedrich
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
      What Does It Mean to Be Coordinated – and Can You Become More Coordinated as an Adult? Have you ever heard someone say they can’t play sports or do a particular activity because they aren’t coordinated enough? Have you ever wondered what it means to be coordinated and whether you can improve how coordinated you are? What It Means to Be Physically Coordinated Many people confuse coordination with agility. Agility is a necessary skill for good coordination, but people with exceptional coordination also have other skills, including a strong sense of balance and a powerful…
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  • Appropriate Post-Workout Supplementation

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

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

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

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

    Free Fly
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Lifting heavy weights can be a really effective way of building up your body, but it’s also one of the most common causes of gym injuries. It’s important to know how to do it safely. Although it can be frustrating if you have to take time out and can’t keep pushing to achieve your goals, this really isn’t an area where you can afford to make a mistake because you could end up with lasting problems.The Risks Of LiftingWhen you lift, you’re probably thinking about your arms and your stomach muscles, but your back is also doing a lot of work. It’s easy to strain the muscles,…
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  • Kelsey Byers Fitness Role Model And Fit Mommy Talks with

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

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

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

    Logan Sheehan
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Stats Name: Zoë Daly Location:  Sydney, Australia Height: 5’3 ~ 165cm Weight: 116 lbs/53 kg On-Season – 123 lbs/56kg Off-Season Occupation: Professional Fitness Model, Online Lifestyle Coach and Nutrition Consultant When did you get started with fitness? I have been fit and athletic my entire life, I was a TomBoy growing up and in to all sports, including being a sponsored rollerblader and skateboarder at the age of 10! I started taking my fitness more seriously in 2007 and in 2008 I became a personal trainer. In 2010 I started competing, but I had never even watched a show…
  • Fitness Sensation Marc Fitt Talks With

    Logan Sheehan
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Stats Name: Marc Fitt Age: 24 Location:  Quebec, Canada Height: 5’10 Weight: 181 Occupation: Personal trainer, fitness model, sponsored athlete, social activist When did you get started with fitness? I had been an athletic individual growing up, playing hockey for as long as I can remember. I started training in order to improve my performance in the sport. Eventually, I fell in love with fitness, changing my focus from hockey to just working out and sculpting my body. Fitness modeling followed suit. It was the best way to help inspire others to show them that everything is…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • SumoMe Now Works With FeedBlitz

    Heather Solos
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Some of you have been asking what’s a good list building plugin or tool. I’m happy to announce that SumoMe now works with your FeedBlitz account. Why is this exciting? The SumoMe WordPress Plugin has three list building tools: Smart Bar Scroll Box List Builder (popup). Each of these tools is available from the Sumo Store which you will find after the plugin has been installed on your site. Here is a brief screencast that demonstrates how to add SumoMe to your WordPress site, where to find your FeedBlitz API key, and how to add that to SumoMe to get started growing your list.
  • On Resilience … Or, Welcome Back, Amanda

    Phil Hollows
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    One of the joys of being in a small, tightly knit company like FeedBlitz is that, as colleagues, we grow close to each other.  We share our triumphs and joys; and we circle the wagons when the going gets tough. In reality, on balance, 2014 was more tough than not for the FeedBlitz crew. Of course, like any community, we don’t often share the hard times publicly.  We struggle, we manage, we support each other, and with luck nobody on the outside notices. Nothing unusual, really, in that. There are, however, some things — even the tougher ones — that are very much worth…
  • Managing Images in Your Newsletter Template Just Got Easier

    Heather Solos
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    FeedBlitz gives all publishers the ability to control every aspect of newsletter design. The Easy Editor allows FeedBlitz publishers to control their logo, fonts and colors, whether or not to include a table of contents, and a simple utility bar that provides subscribers with an easy forward option, a convenient contact link etc. The FeedBlitz Easy Editor is mobile responsive by default, there’s no fiddling or testing, it simply works. Publishers who want even more fine-tuned control of their newsletter can do so in the Advanced Template Editor (ATE). The ATE allows full source control…
  • Malware Warnings

    Phil Hollows
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    Update Looks like the reviews have completed and things are back to normal. Some systems will cache the earlier results, and the updates may take a while to roll out. If you’re still seeing warnings, please try Ctrl+F5 to refresh your browser’s local cache. Original Post If you’re seeing a “malware warning” when clicking through to FeedBlitz this morning, yikes, that can be scary. For the record, rest assured, we are safe; we have a review pending with Google this morning. Meanwhile it IS safe to click through, FeedBlitz itself hasn’t been damaged and…
  • .@Wistia videos now supported in FeedBlitz emails

    Phil Hollows
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Video in email is a pain. Unless you’re an HTML5 guru and only want your emails working on iOS devices, video just plain doesn’t work in email. FeedBlitz has long supported video providers such as YouTube and Vimeo and more, by automatically converting videos from these systems into thumbnails that work great in email. Today, we’ve added up-and-comer Wistia to the list of supported video services. So if you are on the FeedBlitz web site, what you see next is a Wistia corporate video in their video player. If you get this via email, however, you’ll see a thumbnail…
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    Thoughts from Bob Choat....

  • Do You Really Want to Get Fit? It’s Your Choice

    Bob Choat
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:22 pm
    Each one of us will make a decision. Even if you believe you don’t you are. That includes whether or not you want to exercise. You’re choosing right now to read farther in this post. Your choices eventually becomes your habits. You are the one that created each of your habits. If you’re sitting down right now, did you choose to sit? Of course you did! Unless you were forced to and tied down by some thugs. You are free to choose whether or not you’re going to engage in physical movement. If you are sitting down, you can choose to stand. Simply by standing you’ll…
  • Change Your Beliefs About Yourself to Change Your Potential

    Bob Choat
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:48 pm
    One of the most profound books I’ve come across is Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In it she describes the two mindsets. One being the fixed mindset and the other the growth mindset. What if you can cultivate your skills, talents and even your intelligence to increase? In my own life I’ve personally discovered that I’ve been able to change my potential simply through my beliefs. I once thought that I couldn’t speak in public due to my stuttering. That’s completely changed. I once had a fear of public speaking and now it’s…
  • Are You Stuck Due to the Constraints in Your Life?

    Bob Choat
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Whenever we try to reach a dream or goal, something stops us from attaining it. It could be a belief or lack of determination. There may be other things happening. Most of the reasoning comes from the limitations we have at a certain point. Our behavior can be one of those limitations. Anything that limits us is called a constraint. It’s certainly true that each one of us will have constraints in one area of life. If you’re five feet tall and over 60, you probably have a constraint on becoming a professional basketball player. If you have an IQ of 60, you may have a constraint on…
  • 3 Keys to Getting Unstuck to Move Forward

    Bob Choat
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Life brings to us many challenges. I’ve stated this many times in past posts. When we’re working towards something and strive to overcome obstacles, they can become overwhelming. When we’re at our emotional worst, we may feel stuck and can’t go any further. This happens to the best of us. I can certainly attest to that. Simply pushing harder when we are emotionally drained only leads into further despair for most people. Certainly there are those exceptions. Even the world class athletes have gone down the road of being down this way. The thing is, we are all humans…
  • Growth Hacking Your Life

    Bob Choat
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    To borrow a term relegated to the engineered marketing world called “growth hacking”, I will begin this article. In that realm, growth hackers use the best means necessary (and at the lowest possible cost) to ensure growth of their business entity. Instead of using traditional means to grow a business, the growth hacker wants to know what works and what doesn’t work. They test every single variable until their marketing enables their business to spread to every single person within their target market. While not the same as business, each of us can use the same type of…
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    Hitch Fit Online Training

  • AMAZING INSPIRATION: Breast Cancer Survivor Achieves Fitness Dream!

    Diana Chaloux
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Today’s transformation story is one that just gives me goose bumps to share. Andrea is a Breast Cancer Survivor. She was diagnosed at age 29, she went through chemo and treatments and gained over 30 pounds. She first discovered Hitch Fit and reached out to us back in August of 2013, she was one year cancer free at the time, and ready to start making some major changes and really start working towards her Fitness Dream! Andrea has allowed me to share some of her very first messages to us: Email from Andrea, August 2013:  Title: Completely, Absolutely, 100% Want Help! “Hi,…
  • Morning 6 Pack Abs Workout- Fitness Expert Micah LaCerte

    Micah LaCerte
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Here are a few Ab Exercises I Like to Add in to my Routine when I am leaning down and focusing on Core Strength. Hanging Leg Raises- 3 sets of 15 Bosu Ball Crunches- 3 sets of 25 Side Bends- 3 sets of 15 each side Morning 6 Pack Abs Workout
  • Hitch Fit: Why Accountability?

    Heather Aguayo
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:26 am
    Accountability is essential for so many efforts in our daily lives. Whether you’re looking to quit smoking, save money, lower your caffeine intake, or read a book by a certain date, you need a bit of help along the way. Book clubs keep you on track with the group’s chosen reading material, support groups help those trying to eliminate cigarettes from their lives, and financial advisors are available to show you just how easy it is to save money. If you trust others in these areas, how much more should you trust others with your fitness goals? The Many Faces Of Accountability Whether…
  • Booty Blasting Workout! – 4 GREAT GLUTE EXERCISES

    Diana Chaloux
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    For a booty blasting workout, easy to do at home, try these four GREAT GLUTE EXERCISES!    1. DONKEY KICK Can be done with body weight only or for greater challenge and resistance, hold an 8-20 pound dumbbell behind the knee. For comfort, place a towel between your knee and the weight. Start on the floor on hands and knees. If adding resistance, place the weight behind one knee and squeeze it firmly. Keep hips in alignment throughout the entire movement, keep core tight, neck in a neutral position. Press the working leg up towards the ceiling, push as high up as you can go, squeezing…
  • Why You Need To Implement Weight Training

    Heather Aguayo
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:35 pm
    Weight training is more essential to your overall fitness than you think. There are many reasons that people don’t think it’s needed, and therefore stick to their regular cardio routine. Take a look at these 3 excuses for not implementing weight training, and why they are completely invalid. Excuse #1: I Don’t Need To Look Like A Body Builder Many people think weight training is just for those who want to bulk up and pretend they are “The Hulk.” Not so! Weight training is essential for overall improved physique and toned muscles. Toning muscles enhances the muscle appearance, not…
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  • The three tea’s to fitness

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

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

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

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Red Lentil Stew With Root Veggies This is a delicious stew that Dani explains is perfect for cleansing and detoxing or just a great healthy meal.
  • Quick Kitchen Sink Salad

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:48 am
    How To Make A Quick Barbecue Side DIsh
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    JournalMenu: Workout Journals for Athletes: Latest News

  • Thigh Gap...

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Axe and hammer, thunder and lightning, whatever you call them. (via JekyllHYDE Apparel)
  • ​I believe in you.

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Your coach believes in you.Your friends believe in you.But that isn't enough. You have to believe in yourself, you have to have the heart to fight when it sucks, the courage to explore the dark and the strength to push yourself through.You can read as many motivational posts as you want to get your gears running, but in the end? In the end it is all that matters is what you think you can do.#believe #youcandoit #BelieveInYourself
  • Women weightlifting

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    For all the folks who worry about the ladies being bulky, or manly, or broken because of the barbell... 
  • ​Know when to fold 'em.

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Know when it is going to be more than just muscle soreness tomorrow, when it will mean months in rehab, or worse yet, a permanent injury.It's not worth a few extra seconds today for body that will never perform the same tomorrow.It's not worth the extra pounds on the barbell when you won't see half that weight for the next year. Sort yourself out. Fix the issue. Work on the flexibility or the mobility or the strength or your core or whatever part of your body is screaming in agony telling you to cool it.Take a step back, focus on your goals - they won't be achieved with a dislocated shoulder,…
  • Rest daze

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    After slamming my hand in the car door I've had a few rest days in a row, so this seems fitting...#fitness #restday #cantwaittogetback
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    Michael Wood Fitness

  • How to Customize a Workout Program Based on Your Body Type

    michael wood
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    By understanding your body type, you can customize a workout program to be more effective than an “out of the box” workout program. Customizing a workout program based on your body type is surprisingly easy. Before you start developing a workout program you have to identify your body type (also called somatotype). There are three basics somatotypes; mesomorph, ectomorph, and endomorph. A mesomorphic body is ideal. They are the individuals who are athletic with a strong frame that can easily gain muscle while remaining quite lean. Ectomorphs are those with thin delicate frames that have a…
  • Consumer Use of Wearables for Weight-loss to Increase Nearly 20% in 2015

    michael wood
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    Are you one of the many who made a promise to yourself that you were going to lose weight this year?  New research already shows a staggering eighty-three percent of Americans have already lost the New Year’s weight loss resolution battle. By the third week of January, 24 percent will quit their “get fit” programs, blaming their failures on the inability to resist the temptation of junk food (46%) or being spread too thin and/or too bogged down with the pressures of family and work (31%). A recent poll gaining a lot of buzz showed that fitness wearables and apps will…
  • Understanding the Difference Between Glycemic Load and Index

    michael wood
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:06 am
    The importance of monitoring added sugar intake throughout the day is well documented and in that same vein understanding both glycemic load and glycemic index will broaden the picture in terms of how sugars are processed in the body. The glycemic index is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates in food on blood sugar levels. The glycemic load on the other hand is really what you should consider because it is based on the specific quantity of carbohydrate content that you consume. Consuming foods that have a high glycemic index and load results in higher and more rapid increases in…
  • Why Vitamin D is Vital for Overall Health

    michael wood
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    Dr. John Cuomo, Executive Director of Research and Development at USANA Health Sciences answers important questions on why vitamin D is vital: What are the main functions of vitamin D in the body? sporce: Vitamin D appears to have many functions in the body.  Every cell, regardless of where it is located has a vitamin D receptor.  This would indicate that vitamin D has multiple functions and the scientific evidence backs this up.  The best documentation of the importance of vitamin D is in bone health. Absorption and utilization of calcium appears to be a vitamin…
  • What are You Reading for the New Year?

    michael wood
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    One of my non-fitness goals for the New Year is to stop buying so many books but that can be difficult when part of your job is to keep up and review the latest trends in your industry and in my case, that’s health and fitness. I have tried, however, to read more from my Kindle especially since I’m running out of bookshelf space. There are so many great books that have been published recently not to mention a long list of great ebooks and audio books. So the question is, what are you looking to read to start the New Year off? Here are a few titles that you may be interested…
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    28 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
  • Geburtstag 2015

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Meine Lieben, ich möchte mich hiermit ganz herzlich bei euch allen bedanken, die mir an meinem Geburtstag Nachrichten und Emails mit Glückwünschen geschickt haben! Ich werde jedem einzelnen antworten, auch wenn das etwas dauern wird . Schön, dass ihr an mich gedacht habt. Ich muss natürlich auch unbedingt mit euch teilen, was mir Hans unter anderem zum Geburtstag geschenkt hat: Hans, ich bin gespannt was meine Mama dazu sagt ! He he, zumindest weiß ich ganz genau, dass Jens an diese Süßigkeiten nicht rangehen wird! Ich trau mich gar nicht die in den Mund zu nehmen … Eure…
  • Karolina Workout #98

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Im heutigen Workout arbeiten wir an Beine, Po und dem gesamten Rumpf. Jede zweite Übung werden die Low Jacks sein, was das Workout richtig hart macht. Die vielen Low Jacks haben mich auch ganz schön zum Schnaufen gebracht . Ich habe es geschafft in den Low Jacks nicht abzufallen, sondern konnte mich zum Ende hin sogar um 1 – 2 Wiederholungen steigern. Wenn ich das Bedürfnis verspüre nachzulassen oder aufzuhören, denke ich daran, dass ich nur z.B. diese 12 Minuten wirklich alles geben muss, damit das Workout auch effektiv ist und ich was davon habe. Sonst war alles umsonst. Wenn ich…
  • Frauen und Training

    18 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    Da ich immer wieder von Frauen höre, dass sie nicht trainieren, weil sie Angst haben zu muskulös zu werden und nicht mehr weiblich zu sein, möchte ich heute darüber sprechen. Grundsätzlich bin ich der Meinung, dass selbst wenn eine Frau wie eine Wahnsinnige trainiert, sie nie aussehen wird wie ein Bodybuilder (solange sie nicht anders nachhilft!). Das ist allein von Natur aus nicht möglich! Lasst euch nicht von den Bildern abschrecken, wo die Frauen Muskelberge haben, die haben kräftig mit Mittelchen nachgeholfen. Ich persönlich finde muskulöse Frauenkörper wunderschön, aber eben…
  • Karolina Workout #97

    16 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    In unserem heutigen Workout machen wir viel Cardio und konzentrieren uns auf den Oberkörper. Wir springen heute sehr viel Seil, was meiner Meinung nach eine der besten Cardio Übungen ist. Gerade wenn man abnehmen möchte, ist Seilspringen perfekt geeignet. Wenn ihr Probleme mit dem Seilspringen habt und oft hängen bleibt, macht euch keine Sorgen, am Anfang ist das normal. Übt es einfach regelmäßig. Auch mal locker ausspringen nach einem Workout, so dass ihr in die Bewegung reinkommt. Mit der Zeit wird es dann immer besser. Bei dem heutigen Workout ist es euch freigestellt wie ihr…
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  • Extremely Rare Video Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Promoting Supplements In The 70s

    SMB Staff
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Here’s a very rare video of Arnold taken in Helsinki in the 1970’s where he is doing his best Price is Right impression as he shows off some supplements. Don’t check your speakers, there’s no sound because cellphones didn’t have microphones 40 years ago. The post Extremely Rare Video Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Promoting Supplements In The 70s appeared first on .
  • Dom Mazzetti Got 1 Million Subscribers And Made a Huge Best Of Video

    SMB Staff
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    Bro Science #64: thanks to the fans. Just like when one of those cheesy 90s sitcoms runs out of material and does a flashback episode where one of the characters goes into a coma and they play a bunch of old clips, Bro Science Life has just released a best of compilation to celebrate hitting the 1 million subscriber mark. We’re not complaining. Take a swole-stroll down memory lane.     The post Dom Mazzetti Got 1 Million Subscribers And Made a Huge Best Of Video appeared first on .
  • You Can Practically See The Muscles Tearing In This Super Slow Motion Deadlift Video

    SMB Staff
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:57 am
    Johnnie O. Jackson pulls 585lbs for 5 reps in this super slow motion deadlifting video. According to wikipedia, his one rep max in the deadlift is 832 lbs. Jackson has been a pro since 1998 and some people refer to him as the 2nd strongest bodybuilder (next to Ronnie Coleman.) The post You Can Practically See The Muscles Tearing In This Super Slow Motion Deadlift Video appeared first on .
  • Bradley Cooper Packs on 40 Pounds of Muscle to Portray America’s Deadliest Sniper

    SMB Staff
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:35 pm
    In order to transform himself from theater geek to American hero, actor Bradley Cooper was eating 6000 calories a day which isn’t an easy thing to do after a Hangover. Cooper went from 185 pounds to around 225 to play Chrs Kyle in the massive hit American Sniper, which Rolling Stone called “too dumb to criticize” but has earned an 89% positive rating from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes. “Without that kind of caloric intake and the ability to recover, he probably wouldn’t have made it,” Cooper’s trainer said. “You could see him becoming Chris Kyle.
  • Not Many People Get More Excited About A Successful Lift Than This Guy

    James Kopansky
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    Meet Milko Tokola, a national champion weightlifter from Finland. He gets really, really excited after a successful lift and here’s a video to prove it. In case you missed this part…Ouch, at least the heavy bag was there to break the fall.  The post Not Many People Get More Excited About A Successful Lift Than This Guy appeared first on .
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  • The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 2015

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

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

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

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

    David Knockton
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    Walks And Walking – Felixstowe Ferry Walking Route This is a super simple child friendly walking route to Felixstowe Ferry in Suffolk and back via the raised banks circling Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club. We parked at the Cliff Road car park next to the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club and walked right down to the steps […] The post Walks And Walking – Felixstowe Ferry Walking Route appeared first on .
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • How To Do Concentration Curls Correctly

    Mark McManus
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:32 am
    If you saw my post from last September on a 2014 study that sought to find the best biceps exercise, you will have noted that Concentration Curls topped the list (from electromyography tests.) So what I want to do today is give you guys a video tutorial of how best to do this movement. The 1 thing […]
  • @CT Fletcher: Yes You Can Overtrain. Here’s How…

    Mark McManus
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    So a reader recently pointed me to a video claiming that overtraining was a myth. The point being made is that more work = better results. Basically, the old ‘more is better‘ mantra. Watch his short 1 minute video here…   The video is by CT Fletcher, many of you will have heard of him. […]
  • Do I Need To Go Into Ketosis To Lose Fat Faster?

    Mark McManus
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
    This is an important post for your fat loss success. Will going into ketosis produce better results than a regular low carb diet? Controlling your carbohydrate intake, eating fat, and getting your daily target of protein is THE optimal route for fat loss, and has been proven over and over again to be superior for body recomposition […]
  • Quick Bodybuilding Breakfast Recipe

    Mark McManus
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:23 am
    You can fuel muscle growth in a matter of minutes in the morning. Here is a quick and easy way to get 35g protein for breakfast. As a bonus, it tastes like a dessert! This is suitable for anyone on my GLAD gains diet, or any higher-carb diet. All you need is: (1) 1 tub of natural […]
  • Mark’s 8 Rules for Successful & Happy Living

    Mark McManus
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Author Brendon Burchard says… At the end of our lives, we will ask ourselves 3 questions: Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter? Personally… I want to matter. I don’t need to change the world. But I want to have positively influenced hundreds/thousands of people before I kick the bucket. I want to […]
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    My Fitness Pulse

  • Exercise | Birth balls during pregnancy and labor – Are they good?

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Most of us should have heard about exercise balls or birth balls. Nothing too scientific about them, they are simple balls which are flexible and can withstand pressure. These balls can be really helpful in your pregnancy period, to the extent that they can be used in labor. This may sound surprising but this is true. Here are a few things which you should know about these birth balls. Safety first.. Birth balls, exercise balls and gym balls are essentially the same thing with different names. A good quality product should be made up from anti burst material so that in case of a puncture they…
  • Exercise Balls – Benefits and Workouts

    22 Aug 2013 | 10:54 pm
    Most of us know about exercise balls, they are the big colorful balls we usually see at the gym. You can also have an exercise ball for your workouts at home. For those who are new, they are balls made up of soft elastic filled up with air. You can get them in different sizes. Some people know them by different names such as birth ball (they help in pregnancy), balance ball, medicine balls, Swiss balls, physio ball, therapy ball, stability ball or yoga ball etc. The list of names alone suggest of the kind of uses of this simple exercise equipment. Benefits of exercise balls Perhaps the…
  • Best Compact Elliptical Trainer Review

    1 Aug 2013 | 12:41 am
    An elliptical trainer can be a really good machine if you want to do some cardio and this is especially true for people who cannot do high impact exercises like running or jogging. Some of the benefits of elliptical trainers are given in my older post. But what if you want some of the benefits of an elliptical trainer without all the size and bulk? Usually gym and exercise equipment are bulky and they need a lot of space if you want them at home. For such situations you can have compact elliptical trainers. Compact elliptical trainers are light and compact so you can use them at home or…
  • Proform 6.0 ze Elliptical Trainer Review

    29 Jul 2013 | 12:52 am
    When you are thinking of getting an elliptical trainer, there are a lot of choices you can have. You have products available in almost every price range available in the market. One of the most common names for exercise equipment is Pro-Form.  Pro-Form has usually been associated with treadmills but they also make many other fitness equipment. Proform 6.0 ze elliptical exercise machine review This one is a good machine is you are looking for something compact, quiet and easy.  The quality of this elliptical trainer is a lot better than what you will find in some of the more expensive…
  • Best Tips For Walking To Lose Weight

    23 Jul 2013 | 10:30 pm
    Walking is always a good and a basic form of exercise which can be done by anyone. As compared to other fitness activities like running or jogging, walking is a very low impact exercise so it is always good for people who have problems with joints or back. Walking can also help you in weight loss. Although you cannot be dependent on walking alone for your weight loss, it certainly helps and has a lot of health benefits. Here are some best tips for walking to lose weight Many of us want to know how many miles to walk or how much to walk before you start to lose weight.  There is no exact…
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    Bowflex Insider

  • Fit Tip Thursday: Ten Push-ups to Get You Ripped

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    The push-up is extremely versatile and can be modified in an almost infinite number of ways. Young or old, beginner or advanced exerciser, we can all use the push-up to challenge ourselves at our specific fitness levels. Here are ten different types of push-ups that you can add to your exercise library: Back when I was around fourteen years-old, I read an article about a famous football player’s workout routine. He swore that he never used free weights or machines, but rather did 300 push-ups and 300 sit-ups every day. So, being young and impressionable, I decided I would copy his program…
  • My Journey to the IRONMAN African Championship

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    It was not too long ago that I could barely run a mile. I was plagued with injuries throughout my youth and the thought of running pain-free seemed incomprehensible to me. I started small and built my way up slowly, surprising even myself at what I could accomplish. Now, I am incredibly excited to announce that this is the first post of many that I will be making as I train for my 22nd IRONMAN, the 2015 IRONMAN African Championship, taking place on March 29 in Port Elizabeth. I will be chronicling everything as I prepare for the big event: my swim, bike, run and strength workouts, meal plans,…
  • The Best Fitness Trend for 2015

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    What is a trend? Technically speaking, it’s a change or development in a specific direction. In the fashion world, trends tend to get a lot of play. One such trend that comes to mind is the combination of the skinny jean, beanie and flannel shirt that sums up “hipster” style. That trend is likely just a fad—something that’s likely going to be short-lived. It doesn’t exactly have the timeless appeal of a classic, well-tailored suit. In that way, when it comes to fads and trends, fitness isn’t unlike fashion. Jack LaLanne’s approach to lifelong fitness could be likened to…
  • Don’t Dry Out in the Winter

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    It happens every year: You’re going about your ordinary day when you glance in the mirror and notice that your face looks like it suddenly has the texture (and color) of a potato chip… and that’s on a good day! All the wind and indoor heat conspire to dehydrate your usually dewy self, leaving you looking and feeling dried out and uncomfortable. In case you’re wondering how to avoid another season of potato chip face, consider these hydrating tips: Add a humidifier to your living spaces. Sometimes I get too lazy to regularly refill it, but I notice when the air in my bedroom or home…
  • Friday Fives: January 23

    Bowflex Insider Team
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:16 am
    Looking for a tasty breakfast option? Ready to beat the dreaded flu season? Need a fitness reality check? Browse our favorite picks from health and fitness bloggers this week: Have you been wondering what the heck a foam roller is? The Fit Bottomed Girls introduce this fun workout tool. Start your day off right with this paleo strawberries and cream oatmeal from The Greatist. Beat flu season the natural way with these tips from Run To The Finish. Fit Foodie Find shared these healthy 30-minute meals to try next week. Assess your true fitness level with these 11 tips from Mark’s Daily Apple.
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    Supplement Reviews and Rankings

  • Kor Nutrition Thermakor

    2 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Use coupon code top10supps at checkout for extra savings! Available At: Price More Info $59.99 Buy Now Thermakor Overview Potent thermogenic formula for accelerated fat loss Includes a range of proven fat burning compounds Contains green tea extract and black pepper extract Contains Yohimbe to enhance fat mobilization White willow bark combined with caffeine for increased absorption rates Available in capsule form for convenient use at any time Provides inositol prebiotic fiber to aid digestion and reduce bloating What Does Thermakor Do? If you’ve decided it’s time to shed a few pounds,…
  • What is Creatine?

    23 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    » Related: Top 10 Creatine Supplements for 2014 What is Creatine & Where Does it Come From? Creatine is perhaps one of the most extensively researched and proven sports supplements currently available on the market. Often coming in the form of creatine monohydrate, this highly effective supplement is based on a nitrogenous organic acid which occurs naturally in the body and plays an instrumental role in providing energy to cells throughout the body, particularly muscle. Creatine is synthesized in the body from the amino acids L-arginine, L-methionine, and Glycine, so while it…
  • A Quick Introduction to Running — for Beginners

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    How to Add Running to Your Training Plan and Get Results Running is a great because it’s simple, cheap, and offers a world of benefits. Unfortunately, a lot of people approach running with the wrong goals and expectations. » Before you hit the road, track, trails, or treadmill, here a few tips from the running experts at Running Shoes Guru. Start Smart; Finish Lean One of the biggest appeals of running is the promise of fat loss. Whether you’re a seasoned weight lifter who wants to add definition or a couch potato who’s tired of packing on the pounds, running can help you…
  • Instant Knockout

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    Only Available At: Price More Info $59.99 Buy Now Instant Knockout Overview Instant Knockout has been designed as a well-rounded thermogenic and fat burner supplemented targeted at everyday people like you and I, rather than professional athletes and bodybuilders. What Does Instant Knockout Do? With its range of natural ingredients, it provides a sucker punch to your fat cells to help your body mobilize its stored triglyceride before burning it off and utilizing as fuel for your daily activities. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a serious hard-training gym-goer, you’re sure to see the…
  • What is Pre Workout?

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Pre-Workout Supplements FAQ » Related: The Top 10 Pre Workout Supplements for 2014 What is a Pre-Workout Supplement and Where Does it Come From? A pre-workout supplement is a product that is designed to be taken a short period before your workouts, usually 20 – 30 minutes, with the intention of enhancing your performance in any number of ways. Pre-workout supplements are usually available in powder form with one or two scoops constituting a serving to be mixed with water. Most of these products are flavored and sweetened artificially, with the flavors usually being based on fruity themes…
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  • New Year Update

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

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

    Becky White
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    2014 had its fair share of ups: a 10K personal record, traveling out of state to races………..and downs: a dog bite and the flu. The beginning of the year started out great. I was coming off of my half marathon personal record and having great training runs and race times. I broke my 10K personal record in April. During the summer I participated in Varsity Sport’s Hot 100 series and got to try new exciting work outs like boxing and TRX. My summer ended with a nasty dog bite on my right calf, right in the middle of half marathon training. The bite really set me back. I was…
  • December Races

    Becky White
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Reindeer Run & Jingle Bell Jog 1 mile, 5K Friday, December 5, 2014 6:00pm Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge Beach Marathon 13.1, 26.2 Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:00am Baton Rouge, LA Cajun Coyote Trail Run 100m, 100K, 20m Saturday, December 6, 2014 7:00am Ville Platte, LA Girls on the Run 5K Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:00am New Orleans, LA Run With The Wolves 5K Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:00am St. Paul’s School Covington, LA Reindeer Run 5K Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:00am Ponchatoula, LA Snowman Shuffle 5K Saturday, December 6, 2014 8:00am Picayune, MS Jingle Bell Run 5K Saturday,…
  • Rock N Roll Las Vegas Weekend

    Becky White
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    A few months ago I made my bucket list of the races I would like to do in my lifetime. The Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon was at the top of my list. Running on the strip at night and a trip to Vegas seemed like a great combination. I was lucky enough to win a free entry through a Twitter contest so the planning began! My husband graciously volunteered to accompany me on this trip. Normally he is “voluntold” to come to my racing adventures but he was more than willing this time since neither of us had been to Vegas. We flew into Las Vegas on Friday morning. I was pumped when I…
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Getting and Submitting CECs with NFPT is Easy!

    NFPT Team
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:24 am
    Continuing your education as a personal trainer can seem like a pain sometimes. But, there is great value to staying up-to-date in an ever-changing industry. By continuing to educate yourself you are staying ahead of your competition and able to help your clients more thoroughly. Here at NFPT we understand that your time and money are precise things. And we, in no way, want to take those things away from you. That is why we offer our trainers to complete their Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for FREE and at little time commitment! There are a number of ways to complete your mandatory 2…
  • Is a Mid-afternoon Snack a Good Idea for Your Clients?

    NFPT Staff Writer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Can eating a mid-afternoon snack help control appetite? It depends on what’s in the snack, a recent study suggests. Over the 30 years, there has been a marked increase in the amount of snacking, which has risen at the same time as obesity. In the United States, nearly a third of daily intake is comprised of snack foods that tend to be poor in nutrients but high in energy – items such desserts, salty and high fat snacks, and candy that are high in saturated fat and/or simple sugars and may lead to overeating and a caloric surplus stored as fat. It stands to reason that the relationship…
  • Introducing Variety into Strength Training

    NFPT Staff Writer
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    For most people, it takes about a month for the body to begin adapting to a strength training program. In other words, training clients who began working out as part of a New Year’s resolution to become more fit should be able to notice some of the benefits right about now. Newcomers to exercise, in fact, often experience some of the most dramatic changes in a short time as a result of changes in their activity level and lifestyle. Over time, however, predictability and boredom can start to creep in, threatening to erode enthusiasm for just about any given routine. That’s where…
  • Is it better to Hit the Elliptical – or Hit the Pavement?

    NFPT Staff Writer
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Walking and using the elliptical machine are often both used as part of general fitness programs. While they are very alike in many respects, it’s important to realize that one might have an advantage over the other depending on a client’s state of health and fitness goals. Walking as we know it would seem to be as old as our species’ bipedal ability. The elliptical machine is a relative newcomer in the scheme of things, originating in the mid-1990’s, making the question of which is ‘better’ hardly an age-old one. The short answer is that both activities have their…
  • Trainer Spotlight: Matt Hirschberg

    Ryan Farrell
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    People today expect things to be handed to them on a silver platter. As a trainer, you most likely see it on a daily basis with a number of your clients. People want to look like that magazine cover model or get that sweet job promotion, but don’t want to put in the hours and hard work it will take to achieve it. Even as a personal trainer, you are certain to have struggled with this at some point in your life. The stories of victory and success while under constant barrage and attack are most peoples’ all-time-favorites. Stories like “Remember the Titans” or…
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    Big Fit Deal®

  • Meet the Humans

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    After my chat with Dear Abby last week, I had a revelation. I think that, for some people, fat people are not really human. I’m not surprised, really. (More surprised that it took me this long to realize it.) I mean, how many times have you seen a picture like this in/on the news? Do you The post Meet the Humans appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Six Minutes to Make a Difference

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:56 am
    You guys, my phone rang at eight o’clock on Friday night, and I kid you not: It was Dear Abby on the other end. A bit ago, I wrote Dear Abby an open letter, which I not only posted here on BFD, but I also sent to her through her website. Well, she felt bad The post Six Minutes to Make a Difference appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • It Doesn’t Get Better

    21 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    The other day, I went to see my doctor. Just a routine appointment. I’ve gotten in the habit of not looking when nurses weigh me, not talking about the number. But the office now hands you a piece of paper when you leave, and on that paper is my Current Weight, along with my BMI, The post It Doesn’t Get Better appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Just For Today

    19 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    I think we can all agree that we shouldn’t live our lives based on assumptions. And yet, when it comes to bodies and health, we do just that – about others, and about ourselves. We assume that health and body size go hand in hand. We assume that thin people are healthy and fat people The post Just For Today appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • An Open Letter to Dear Abby

    16 Jan 2015 | 5:09 am
    Dear Abby, Recently, you sent me a letter asking me to join you in the fight against Alzheimer’s. This is a cause very close to my heart, because my grandma passed away last month after a long battle with the disease. But you know what? I’m not going to join you in this fight. Oh, The post An Open Letter to Dear Abby appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
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    Serrano Strength

  • My Facebook TestingPoste

    20 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    It’s funny, I honestly can say that I spent 10 hours messing around with Simple Facebook Connect and after Otto being unhelpful and rude and trying all the options he suggested to no avail I gave up. Then I didn’t use the plug-in and watched it slowly degrade to uselessness on my website until I...
  • How to Get Rid of Stress Once and For All

    26 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    Stress, the one thing that destroys us. If you want to live a happy life (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) you’re going to have to learn to kick stresses ass every time it tries to creep up into your life. What is stress? Stress can come in many ways. The best stresses we have...
  • Stevia: A Better Alternative?

    18 Jun 2014 | 11:35 am
    Back in the day when I first got my foot into the door of the fitness world, I’m a shamed to say; I was in love with Splenda. I would use it in pretty much everything I made. I made pies, cakes, cookies, shakes, you name it and I probably made it with Splenda. Luckily...
  • Why the Gluten Free Movement is a Joke

    3 Jun 2014 | 8:55 am
    Let me first start off with that this rant isn’t directed towards the people who have made a conscious effort to go gluten free. It’s a big step and for a lot of people is a hard step none the less. Cutting grains out of your diet is a difficult task and because there’s grains...Related Posts:Cracking Down on The Hard Facts of Grains and Gluten
  • How to Eat Organic on a Budget

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

    Nitish Kumar
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    ARE  EGGS  ARE  VEGETARIAN? A hen has an ovulation period of 1 day. It lays an egg every 24-26 hours. If the table eggs are not fertilized, they can never hatch into a chick. If not consumed, the eggs go stale in 21 days from the date they are laid. Therefore, eggs are considered as vegetarian food by many. CAN YOU CONSUME THEM RAW? NEVER. Eggs may contain bacteria (Salmonella Enterica bacterium). If consumed raw, there is a 25% chance that it can cause a serious condition called Salmonellosis (diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, abdominal cramps for 24-72 hours and this can last for 7 days,…
  • Making Your New Year’s Fitness Resolution Stick

    Nitish Kumar
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
    Most of you have taken  your  new year fitness resolution. Congratulations! How do you proceed now? Now, what to do to get in an amazing shape? Joining a gym is not the first thing to do. Here is where most people make the mistake. They join a gym with a body that has nutritional deficiencies, low energy and weak immunity. Then they workout in all vigour and endure terrible soreness. The body is incapable of handling such stress at this time. The speed of recovery is terribly slow. Some drop out now and the rest later because they are not experiencing the energy and transformation they came…
  • A Peek Into The Healthy Life Of Shailene Woodley

    Namrata Diengdoh
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Name:               Shailene Diann Woodley Nick Name:     Shai DOB:                  November 15, 1991 Height:             5′ 8″ (1.77 m) Weight:             119 lbs Svelte, sultry, sensible, and fit. That, is Shailene Woodley for all of us who do not know this young star aka Amy Juergens from the television series “The Secret Life Of An American Teenager.” Of late, Shailene has grown with the roles she has played on the big screen, “Divergent,” being her latest flick in the year 2014. She has been highly acclaimed for her…
  • A Coffee Lover’s Letter

    Samiiksha Rohilla
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Hey everybody. What’s up? You know what? I have been on a cold war with my COFFEE since the last two days. I wasn’t in talking terms with it. And trust me those two days were hell. That is why, today, I decided to confess my love to it. And this is how I am going to do it. Yesterday, I wrote a letter to my beloved coffee for that. Wait! I have that letter with me. Here is what I wrote. “Dear COFFEE, I never told you this, but the world is a better place because of you. You and I, together on the couch, and the day becomes perfect. Even the rains or a book are enough to re-unite us at…
  • Why Miranda Kerr is Victoria’s Secrets’ Angel?

    Namrata Diengdoh
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Name:                         Miranda May Kerr Nick Name:               Randa, Randamay, Skippy, Miranda May Kerr      Bloom DOB:                            April 20, 1983 Height:                        5′ 9″ (1.79 m) Weight:                       115 lbs Victoria’s Secret’s angel, Australian beauty, Miranda Kerr has always believed in respecting her body and leading a healthy and fit lifestyle even after her son, Flynn Christopher Bloom was born in 2011. Kerr has been ranked as the world’s No. 2…
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    Meditation Relax Club

  • Spa Bathroom: How to Have Your Very Own Spa Day at Home

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    A long day at work, and the weekend is just around the corner. I’m about to have one of the most relaxing experiences there can be, and I have planned it for a long time: here is how to set up the perfect spa bath and have a special spa day at home. Having a spa bath is possible, and making one is much easier and cheaper than you would ever think. Below here is a list of very simple things you can do to add that special spa atmosphere to YOUR bathroom! Remove all Labels When I think of Spas, I think of white, simple and clean. There is nothing in excess, and this makes the atmosphere…
  • How to Create a Meditation Space at Home

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Our home reflects who we are, and creating personal spots where we live gives us a sense of security and belonging. Here are some tips to create the perfect meditation space at home! A place to call home – where we belong, where we eat, where we sleep, where we play, where we can finally lay back after a long day at work. Giving a touch of ourselves and our personality to our living place is extremely important, as it helps defining our interests and giving a meaning to what we do. If, just like me, you like to meditate while at home, you are probably aware that creating the perfect…
  • Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January Holocaust Remembrance Day

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    “I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I cannot feel it. I believe in God even when he is silent.” *Written on a cellar wall in Germany during the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the killing of around six million Jewish people by the Nazi regime from 1933 up to the end of the Second World War in 1945. The 27th January is the memorial date of this terrible event of our history. It was on this date in 1945 that the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated. After 70 years, today and everyday we don’t forget.
  • #MondaySongs: Free Peaceful Music Download of the Week – Time to Relax (Sound Therapy)

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    “Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.” A new album by Meditation Relax Club has just arrived on iTunes. We have created a new masterpiece of relaxation music. Remember that meditation music is really helpful for people who need to close outside of their mind all the noises of everyday life. Music induces a state of relaxation, helping your thoughts to be redirected on the path of meditation. This is the purpose of this new album. First of all we would like…
  • How To Get Better Sleep: Relaxing Bedroom Ideas

    22 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    One of the most important rooms in your whole house; the bedroom is where you spend most of your time! Here are some tips on how to get better sleep by changing just a few things. A bedroom should be relaxing, cozy, refreshing and should give you the sense of security that allows to fall asleep without too much thought. But creating that atmosphere is not always easy if you do not know where to start in order to sleep better. If you are clueless about what you can do, follow the tips for better sleep and relaxing bedroom ideas below! Soft Light Having the right lighting is always important…
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  • Have a bigger breakfast!

    Patrick MacKeogh
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    We’ve all heard this, but do we know why? Your digestive system is most active in the morning, so this is the best time to take in a good bulk of your food to get your metabolism going for the rest of the day. You should look at breakfast like an energy slingshot into the rest of your day, setting you up for success on your next meals. … Cortisol is also naturally higher in the mornings (well its supposed to be anyway), which controls hunger and the desire for food. Going a long time before eating can elevate these levels to harmful amounts, leading to muscle wastage for energy…
  • Reduce your energy wastage!

    Patrick MacKeogh
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:11 am
    No, I’m not talking about having Paul O’Connell floating around your house turning off the lights, I am talking about the needless energy expenditure that’s draining your body of precious recovery time. What am I talking about here? Almost everything, but some things are more of a hindrance than others. In a perfect world, we would train, be active, eat perfectly clean and get 8 hours sleep. Besides eating, sleeping, water and air, everything else in the world is holding back your training. Even training itself is holding back your training (in a way..), because it is…
  • Harmful effects of Fluoride

    Patrick MacKeogh
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:57 am
    Hey guys, is your toothpaste turning you into a woman? Yes it probably is.  Fluoride is a xenoestrogen, a foreign estrogen that attaches to the same receptors as estrogen reducing your testosterone. The average mans sperm count is half what it was 70 years ago, due to elevated levels or aromatase (which converts testosterone to estrogen). This could be due to lots of things, elevated cortisol, effected sleep, harmful radiation,and ofcourse poisons like fluoride. Look for a fluoride free toothpaste, they aren’t that hard to find. Also be sure to filter your tap water or drink from…
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

    Patrick MacKeogh
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
      A delicious snack, that’s simple and delicious for any New Year’s Eve Party! Ingredients: 3 bunches of asparagus, stems trimmed 2 inches from the bottom 2 four-ounce packages of prosciutto di parma Salt Freshly ground pepper Avocado/ coconut oil or fat of choice Aged balsamic vinegar   Preheat the grill to high, and assemble the ingredients. Divide the asparagus onto 2 baking trays . Drizzle some avocado or coconut oil over the spears, and season with salt and pepper. (Not too much salt, as prosciutto is salty too). Cut each slice of prosciutto into 3 thin strips and wrap one…
  • Underground Recipes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Roast rib of beef Ingredients: 2.7kg 3-bone fore rib of beef, French trimmed – ask your butcher 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 6 sage leaves 4 Shallots 5 cloves garlic 200ml red wine 2 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt Black Pepper (serves 6) Instructions: Pre-heat oven to 240’C/220’C Fan/Gas 9 Rinse the joint and pat dry. Rinse rosemary and sage, peel and quarter the shallots Peel 2 cloves of garlic and the rest unpeeled. Place the rib of beef in a heavy bottomed roasting tin. Add the unpeeled garlic cloves, shallots and bruised sage leaves. Make some slits in the meat and insert the…
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    workout supplement reviews

  • 12 FREE Zumba Instructional Video Workouts Offered On Youtube – Step By Step

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

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

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

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

    Serge Souprayen
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Uncut Reviews (Applied Nutriceuticals)i decided to give uncut a try after reading some awesome reviews on anabolic minds but was very disappointed upon using it for the first 3 times. I am a huge stim junkie which makes me very tolerant. The label says not to use more than 3 pills but did anyway because 3 pills did noting, 4 pills noting,heck i even tried 5 pills and then felt something but not what i expected.So one day i had no time to eat before going to the gym, i usually eat at noon and hit the gym at 3 ‘o clock in the afternoon. so i took 4 pills, thinking in the back of my mind…
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  • 3 Inner Thigh Exercises That Will Get Your Muscles Sore To The Point Of Satisfaction

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

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

    Krupesh Padave
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:08 am
    Nightmare! The first word that comes to a man’s mind when he hears the words Man Boobs. Men all around the world try to stay as far away from this menace as they possibly can. But, some due to their own lethargy fall into this trap.When they eventually open their eyes and understand the gravity of the situation, they start taking desperate and often incorrect measures. And, we at Installing Muscles are here to play savior to those naive souls.1. Dumbbell Flat PressIt is the most common exercise that is taught in every gym in the world. And, we are big fans of it too! Lay down on a bench…
  • 6 Household Chores To Burn Maximum Calories (In An Hour Or Less)

    Ashwin Kak
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:21 am
    How would you like to burn 250 calories in an hour, or may be more, and have a sparkling clean house afterward? You can if you see the hidden activity opportunity in housework. You’ll also use most, if not all, of your major muscle groups – in your arms, legs, torso, and back. Here are some ways to maximize the burn:1. Don’t Just Wait; Do SomethingInstead of pausing while the microwave heats something or waiting for the washer or dryer to finish a cycle, do squats or push-ups against a wall first or second floor of your house or jog lightly in place.2. Get A Chinese CleaverThese big…
  • Are You Missing Out On The Essentials? A Stretching Exercises Guide For Overexcited Gym Bugs

    Krupesh Padave
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    So, you have finally decided to hit the ground the running. All those days of procrastination left by the wayside. Weight training is on your mind and there is little that can stop you from achieving your goal. But wait; in all the gusto you are missing out on an essential component of exercising ‘stretching’. And, we are here to share with you tiny but important details about stretching that’ll make your exercising that bit better.Why The Need To stretch?Pertinent question indeed. With the raging hormones and a desire to get a body like a super athlete, you’d want to get started with…
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    Deadlift Workouts - #1 Deadlifting Resource!

  • Deficit Deadlifts – How They Can Double Your Max & Improve Technique

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

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

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

    25 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    Another good Christmas where you get a horrible gift that you either never asked for or you asked for something but got something totally different. Better yet, you got fruitcake or a lump of coal because you were not being a good person and doing your regular schedule of deadlifts. Either way, take that lump of coal and some lighter fluid and let’s get this workout flaming. Here is a 12 week workout program for a person who has a deadlift max of 300 lbs wanting to take it to 550-600 lbs. Is it possible? Can be…if you eat loads of food, supplement like a scientist and rest like a…
  • Train Like A Strongman Series – Brian Shaw’s Full Strength Workout Routine

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    If you haven’t seen Brian Shaw yet, then you have been missing out on this 400 lb mammoth! The guy is like a Kodiak bear, (no joke!) standing at almost 7’0 tall and weighing in at a whopping 430 lbs. The guy can literally bench press, squat & deadlift your whole family in a minivan. Below is the strongman’s workout designed specifically to build strength & power for every one of his strongman competitions. As always with every workout routine, consult your doctor if your healthy enough to engage in vigorous exercise. We are not responsible nor claim to be…
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • Restricting Eating to a 12-Hour Window of Time Each Day May Be Key to Healthy Weight

    Dr. Mercola
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Intermittent fasting can provide many important health benefits, from improving your insulin/leptin sensitivity to helping your body more effectively burn fat for fuel. It’s one of the most effective ways I’ve found to shed excess weight for these two reasons. That notion is held up by recent research published in the journal Cell Metabolism,1 in which researchers concluded that time-restricted eating not only prevented but also reversed obesity and related metabolic dysfunction. Even more remarkably, this was true even when the diet was less than ideal. Time-restricted…
  • Never Too Old to Start Weight Training

    Dr. Mercola
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola The older I get, the more I realize how important weight training is. It now makes up the majority of my workouts, and if you’re middle-aged or beyond, I encourage you to make this a regular part of your exercise routine. The fact is, even though you might not care as much about how your muscles look as you did in your 20s (but then again, you might!), you certainly care about how your muscles function. Without weight training, your muscles will atrophy and lose mass. Age-related loss of muscle mass is known as sarcopenia, and if you don’t do anything to stop it you can…
  • The Remarkable Effects of Exercise on Cognition and Brain Cell Regeneration

    Dr. Mercola
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Scientists have been linking physical exercise to brain health for many years. In fact, compelling evidence shows that physical exercise helps build a brain that not only resists shrinkage, but increases cognitive abilities.1 For example, we now know that exercise promotes a process known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age. The featured article in Real Simple magazine2 highlights a number of brain-boosting benefits of exercise, including the following. Exercise Shields You from Stress and Depression Exercise is…
  • 7 Common Workout Mistakes Beginners Make

    Dr. Mercola
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Starting an exercise program is one of the best choices you can make for your health. You’re embarking on a journey toward a stronger, more energized, and happier you, and in the process lowering your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. If you’re already struggling with illness, exercise can be beneficial here, too. It’s been described as absolutely essential for cancer survivors (and protects you from future cancers1) and works as well as medications for treating pre-diabetes and heart disease.2 But once you’re putting the work in, you…
  • Diet and Exercise Can Curb Effects of Parkinson’s Disease, and Promote Overall Immune System Health

    Dr. Mercola
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder in which neurons in dopamine-producing cells within a region of your brain known as the substantia nigra, which is required for normal movement, begin to die. Symptoms, which typically progress over time, include tremors, slow movement, rigid limbs, stooped posture, an inability to move, reduced facial expressions, and a shuffling gait. The condition can also cause depression, dementia, speech impairments, personality changes, and sexual difficulties. The condition affects as many as one million Americans,1 for whom day-to-day…
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    How To Gain Weight

  • Your Willpower Is Limited – Use It Wisely

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    How do you usually start your day during the week? You are happily lying in your bed, covered by a warm blanket, your head resting on a new fluffy cushion, when suddenly your alarm clock rings. First, you act as if you hadn’t heard it, but since it continues to ring, you pull out your hand and hit the snooze button. And then you go back to lying in bed trying to sleep. After 10 minutes the alarm rings again, you start mumbling to yourself and repeat what you did 10 minutes before. Then the alarm clock rings a third time. This time you curse loudly and start forcing yourself to get up.
  • The Ten Thousand: A Story Of Courage And Determination

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:37 pm
    They had been marching for days, their bodies were tired and they were hungry. Thousands of miles from home, in a country unfamiliar to them, betrayed by their friends, their commanders murdered, a sense of hopelessness descended upon them. Their thoughts began to be haunted by doubt. Were they going to see their families and their home country ever again? It was dark and it was cold. Many of the men did not have a fire to warm themselves up with. Several of them did not even make it to camp, instead sleeping wherever they could. Deep sleep was out of the question, for the enemy was near and…
  • How Running Your Life Using Principles From Software Development Can Make You More Productive

    6 Jan 2015 | 4:42 pm
    David Ek had it made. By the age of 22, he was a multi-millionaire, drove a brand new red Ferarri and lived in a huge house in downtown Stockholm. His nights were spent ordering bottle service at the most exclusive night clubs, while being surrounded by Sweden’s hottest girls at every turn. He was living every young man’s dream. Yet he was not really happy. The inner voice kept on telling him that all this was fake. His “friends” only wanted him for his money. Would they have really hung out with him if it weren’t for his millions? He had all this flash, but was…
  • Bro, Do You Even Lift And The History of Trending Lifting Terms

    23 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    So I got a little curious where terms like “bro science” come from and decided to do a little research over the interwebz. Turns out some of these terms have very recent origins, while other terms didn’t come from the sources that I thought they came from. If interested in the history of such terminology as “bro” and “swole”, then you are very welcome to join me on a journey down memory lane. On the way, you will get your mind blown (literaly) and your life will be enriched by deep thoughts from modern culture’s greatest thinkers. Let’s…
  • The Secret To Growing Big Inside And Out

    1 Dec 2014 | 9:35 am
    How often do you visit your relatives? I don’t mean your parents or your brother. I mean people like Aunt Sally or grandma’s cousin Aunt Beth or a myriad of other distant relatives. Probably once in a blue moon. You drive up to their house, get out of the car, go to the door, ring the doorbell and wait. Suddenly the door opens and a small mob swarms you, Aunt Sally, her husband Uncle Bob, and… who is this guy?…some guy who you have never seen, who is apparently your third cousin and several other people. They all start pinching your cheek and telling you how much…
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  • Keep Them Goal Setting! – by Brittney Davis

    12 Jan 2015 | 4:37 pm
    2014 is wrapping up and hopefully your year was full of fun and physical activity had by everyone in your family. I hope this year brought you closer to the realization, if you weren’t already aware of it, that physical activity is not just an activity you do sporadically, but a life-style that even the youngest members of your family should be participating in and can benefit a great deal from. Please check out my previous posts to read more about those benefits if you haven’t done so already! Usually the last week or so of the year is a time of refection, looking back to see what one…
  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the Day – Stability Ball V-Pass

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Many people who workout dream of having that coveted six pack of abs. It is not easy to achieve, but YOU can do it! It takes hard work, discipline, and the right knowledge. Yes, you absolutely need to eat healthy. You also need a great resistance training and cardio routine. However, to fine tune your abs, you need exercises that will blast them way beyond a crunch. Here is a popular exercise our trainer, Deonte Toliver demonstrates below called the Stability Ball V-Pass. Hold a stability ball overhead with both hands, with your legs together and extended straight on the floor. Brace your…
  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the day: 30 Second Slow Burn Push-Ups by Matt Bible

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Are you looking for a workout to build your chest strength but do not have access to a bench press? What if you can do 40-50 push-ups without breaking a sweat? You need a challenge! Try the 30 Second Slow Burn Push-Up. We saw this first on DDP Yoga. I decided to take this workout and run with it in so many different ways, including making it a part of an intense slow burn bodyweight workout. You count to 10 as you go downward in the eccentric phase. You hold the Push-Up for 10 more seconds just above the ground in an isometric static phase, then you slowly rise up in the concentric phase for…
  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the DAY – Horizontal Pulls

    2 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Horizontal Pulls are one of our favorite exercises to prescribe to clients. They blast the upper and middle back muscles. They do a great job for your biceps too, especially if you use an underhand grip like you would for Chin-Ups. Horizontal Pulls are easier than Pull-Ups, and can be done in many different areas. Some of those areas include bars on a playground (like shown below with our client, Christine), the handles on a dip machine, arms of two treadmills side by side (don’t do this during peak hours in a gym), or a smith machine bar (again don’t do this during peak hours) to…
  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the day: Weighted Pull-Ups by Matt Bible

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Today we are going to show you one of my favorite exercises. If you want something to blast your latissimus dorsi, look no further than weighted pull-ups. Weighted pull-ups are ideal when doing 15-20 regular pull-ups becomes easier and easier. This exercise is fun, yet very challenging. Not a whole lot of people can do a regular pull-up with proper form, let alone a weighted pull-up. Not only are you working your upper back, but your biceps get a great workout (especially if you do the Chin-Up grip), as well as your forearms, shoulders, and core. You just need some plates (less weight than…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 3 Ways to Eat Organic Food on a Budget

    Cassie Johnston
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    You don't have to break the bank to eat organic. Try these ways instead! The post 3 Ways to Eat Organic Food on a Budget appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Super Bowl Snack Smackdown: Food vs. Fitness

    Anytime Fitness
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    How much exercise will you need to do in order to burn off those Super Bowl snacks? The post Super Bowl Snack Smackdown: Food vs. Fitness appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Protein Packed Pina Kale-ada Smoothie Recipe

    Carly Sippel
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    This high fiber smoothie recipe combines the best superfoods plus flavors to start your day out right. The post Protein Packed Pina Kale-ada Smoothie Recipe appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The 3 People That’ll Get You to a Healthier Place

    Shannon Fable
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    If getting to a healthier place was at the top of your ‘To Do’ list in 2015, it’s time to take a look at... The post The 3 People That’ll Get You to a Healthier Place appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Myth Busting: Is Fat Bad For You?

    Erin Klegstad
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Low fat foods may not be the answer. Discover the benefits of healthy fats! The post Myth Busting: Is Fat Bad For You? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Setting Daily Intentions + Dynamic Ab Workout

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    Have you not quite gotten back on track since the holiday madness? After a few weeks of less than clean eating and half bummed workouts, I'm being told motivation is hiding out like cat on the fourth of July. {Just ours?} Admittedly it’s one of the reasons, I hate taking an entire week off training. A thing in motion is hard to stop, but well you know, a person on the couch is hard to move. Which is why the timing couldn’t have been any better for Lorna Jane to send me their 2015 Journal, which is all guessed it motivation. At first glance you might think it’s just a…
  • 18 Things I Wish I’d Known Before My First Half Marathon

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:27 am
    Sometimes I’m glad I don’t know what I’m getting in to when it comes to running… For example if you’d told me in 2002 when I crossed the finish line of my first race ever, the Rock N Roll Nashville half marathon, that I would then begin running 1600 miles a year I would have flipped my lid and shut down the whole running ball game. On the other hand, over the years I’ve learned a few things that would have saved me a lot of angst, injuries and time. Since many of you have been sending in questions about how to have your best race, I thought they might be helpful! Slow DownPush…
  • 7 Habits of Highly Fit People

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    Creating healthy habits -- SNORE. It just sounds so BORING, nothing like the sparkle and pizazz of “10 minute abs” or “lose 5lbs overnight”, so our eyes glaze over just waiting for all kinds of hard things we need to do to find this magical land of healthy habits. I say hogwash and that’s why we’re going back to basics in my seven part series with Kohl’s to help you #MakeYourMove into a healthy, happy, hip, hop, happening 2015. I wanted to know what some of my long time fit friends do to stay on track year round and couldn’t agree more with the themes that I saw rise to the…
  • How I avoided the flu - no shot or drugs

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    It’s common knowledge that post marathon many runners get sick. Immune systems are down and we’re often spending hours in the air traveling. But this time around it was my husband who came down with a violent case of the flu. He woke up the after we arrived home from the Honolulu marathon asking “what time does urgent care open?’' Since he’s never asked this when not bleeding, I knew we had a problem and I was on a mission to preserve my own health…because if he felt that bad, I’d be knocked out. Since many folks expressed their complete disbelief that we travelled together,…
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    The Supplementality

  • Everything You Need To Know About Front To Back Training

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

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

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

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

    The Supplementality
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    We are in a never-ending quest to up the ante in our workouts. Whether you are looking for an explosive, vein popping pump or want to increase your cardiovascular endurance, an effective nitric oxide booster may be just the supplement you need to jump start your training. What is nitric oxide? Nitric oxide, commonly referred to as NO, is a naturally produced gas in our bodies formed from the amino acid L-Arginine, commonly found in foods such as turkey, spinach, and many crustaceans. Nitric oxide is responsible for the circulation of blood between various vital organs in our bodies. For…
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    The Tree of Health

  • My Best Reads of 2014

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

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A THREE ingredient soup! Totally delicious, quick to make, freezes well. You'll LOVE it as much as we do! Continue reading →
  • Tropical Fruit Salad

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A vibrant tasty fruit salad bringing together delicious fruits to give you a taste of paradise. Continue reading →
  • Veggie Salad Cups

    Mark Andrews
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Chinese inspired veggie lettuce cups, great to share or munch on all by yourself. Continue reading →
  • The Benefits of Fruit & Veg – Part 2

    Mark Andrews
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We touched on some of the benefits of fruits and veggies in our earlier blog. Here are a few more reasons you should get stuck in.. :-) Continue reading →
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  • Complex Vs Contrast Training: Making Post-Activation Potential Work For You!

    Sean Hogan
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:53 am
    By Rory Skerritt Introduction Today teams and athletes have a limited ability to train while getting in skill sessions of their actual sport. Some focus on their components of fitness so much they have no time to execute their sport there should be a happy medium as an S&C you never get enough time so making the best of your time is crucial. Effectiveness in training is a key component to peaking, the applications of complex or contrast training can be an important factor in applying a training period more effectively than splitting up into strength cycles and…
  • Coaching approaches used in a Strength and Conditioning unit within a school of sport

    Sean Hogan
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
      by A. Gemmill (University of the West of Scotland), K. Watson (Glasgow School of Sport, Bellahouston Academy) & M. McKenna (University of the West of Scotland)   Introduction Coach behaviour heavily influences skill development and therefore is important within strength and conditioning (S&C) (Dorgo et al., 2009; Massey et al., 2002). Yet it has been suggested that S&C coaches focus on physiological adaptations over pedagogical approaches (Janz, 2009). Such a stance could lead to sub-optimal coaching, therefore this warrants further investigation. It has been…
  • How To Develop Optimal Physical Prowess For MMA!

    Sean Hogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    by Brandon RicheyObey the principles without being bound by them — Bruce LeeThere is no doubt that the sport of MMA is growing at a rapid rate in this day and age. I mean martial arts have played a huge part in our lives and within our cultures for centuries. I mean when it comes down to it what matters most is that martial arts can save ones life, period.The quote above is one I find to be very interesting by Bruce Lee especially when looking at strength coaches in the industry trying to move forward in trying to prepare athletes for physical competition. Ive seen many coaches…
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  • Easy Two Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Muffins

    Amber Russell
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    The season for all things pumpkin is almost over. I don’t know about you, but I can make an excuse to eat pumpkin desserts all year round. This recipe is so easy and delicious that there is no need for an excuse, it just makes sense. We have the perfect muffin recipe for you. These Pumpkin Spice muffins are delectable and only require two ingredients! You heard right, just TWO! What’s great is that these muffins are so moist, there is no need for frosting. Perfect to bring to a party or a “just because” dessert to bring to work. Trust me, everyone will love them. As for the…
  • Need Some Trendy Athletic Shoes? Asic’s Gel-fit Sana’s Got You Covered.

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Who doesn’t love to be comfortable while they’re out and about? Let’s all admit it, wearing flats and sandals isn’t always the best while you’re power shopping, catching a flight, or taking your dog for a walk. I love to wear jeans and a t-shirt almost everyday. It’s low maintenance, but it isn’t yoga pants. I’m ready to answer the door, meet someone for coffee, or run out and do an errand, but I’m comfortable enough to sit at my desk typing my life away. And I always wear athletic shoes, because for me, comfort > style. However,…
  • Beat the Winter Bulge: HIIT Treadmill Workouts

    Angie Pettersen
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you ever find yourself staring aimlessly at the tv monitor in front of you? We’ve all been there- the treadmill. One foot in front of the other. 2 miles down, 2 to go. Maybe I’ll just walk today. These are probably all things that have popped into your head at some point on the treadmill. But I’m going to change that! It’s time to give your treadmill routine a makeover. I’m going to break it down into two workouts that will revamp your love for the age-old treadmill. Here’s how it goes… Warm-Up It’s crucial to warm-up before any exercise to prevent injury. Start off on your…
  • Healthy Zucchini Soup Recipe

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    zucchini. It’s such a weird word isn’t it? It wasn’t until I started writing this post that I actually thought about it. I really love zucchinis. It’s such a mild vegetable that it can be used in almost anything. Zucchini Bread, zucchini noodles, zucchini brownies… tell me that those don’t look good. I dare you! Anyways, it was a wet and cold day of 50 degrees in San Luis Obispo and I wanted soup. However since my hardcore budgeting kick, I really didn’t have much to work with in my refrigerator. So, I decided to try to make my own type of soup with…
  • How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

    Amber Russell
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    An indoor herb garden is an easy and inexpensive way to bring some greenery into your home and some flavor onto your plate. There are many different kinds of herbs to choose from, some are better suited for growing indoors than others. What’s great is that they are quite easy to care for, as long as you have the right amount of lighting and keep the watering to a minimum. Herbs are an excellent way to add a little extra flavor to any dish. Not only do they enhance the taste, they will also benefit your health. For example, chewing on fennel seeds aids in relieving indigestion and also helps…
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    Dayne Hudson
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    To fast or not fast before cardio? It has been the question on the lips of many for decades. Some swear that fasted cardio is the best while others will tell you there's no difference at all. So who's right? Well the good news is, research has looked into exactly this!Tags: Training

    Dayne Hudson
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:20 am
    A great training plan is important to your results, regardless of what you're trying to achieve. But one thing that's really important to whether you succeed or fail, is a good diet plan. CHOSING THE RIGHT NUTRITIONAL PLAN You must ensure that first things first, you workout the amount of calories you burn everyday. You do this by figuring out your TOTAL DAILY ENERGY EXPENDITURE (TDEE).Tags: Nutrition

    Dayne Hudson
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:36 pm
    So you've got yourself a brilliant strength training program or bodybuilding program, with your body taking just the shape you've always wanted.  But what about a good cardio program to compliment your heart health and fat loss? Well depending on what is you're after, there's the program for you that you can tailor make for YOUR goals.Tags: Training

    Dayne Hudson
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:46 am
    Not that men are really complaining, but women have always been curvier in their backside and thighs. And it seems science now has the answer as to why! It apparently all relates to babies brains - their development relies on the fat supplied by women in their thighs and buttocks, especially during breastfeeding. Tags: Fun StuffTraining

    Dayne Hudson
    18 Jan 2015 | 2:01 am
    Whilst anyone who knows anything about fitness will tell you there's no magic bullets in the supplement world - there are certainly some that go a long way to making muscle gains easier. And one of those supplements is citrulline malate, which research suggests might be one of the best muscle supplements out there. WHAT IS CITRULLINE MALATE? Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid, while malate is an organic compound.Tags: Supplements
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    Your Health and Fitness Guide

  • 3 Ways to Help You Better Prepare for Allergy Season

    Lizzie Weakley
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:51 pm
    It will soon be spring – the trees will get green leaves, grass will start growing . . . and you’ll begin to suffer your usual allergy symptoms, which include nasal congestion, a runny nose, sneezing, headaches and sinus pain. In short, you’re going to feel miserable just as the cold, blustery, snowy winter weather […]
  • Things to Consider Before Buying Supplement for Hair Growth

    Kingsley Felix
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:38 am
    If you are worried about getting your hair back because you are experiencing baldness or some bald spots, well there’s no need to be stressed about it because of the many products and solutions available to make it possible. The question is though, if they are proven effective and would they have some side effects. […]
  • Why Women Are at Higher Risk Of Depression Compared to Men?

    Brian Adam
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It has been widely documented that there does exist a gender difference when it comes right down to depression prevalence. Women are far more likely to get depression than men and the reasons are linked to the sex differences that do exist in hormones. Are There Sex Differences In Hormones Present? Yes, there are very […]
  • Benefits of Bodybuilding with Dianabol

    Kingsley Felix
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:28 am
    Dianabol is a very strong anabolic that has the capacity to increase muscle force and muscle mass. Users of Dianabol can expect an increase of 1-2kg per week. This increase in weight is normal during the first few weeks of usage. This supplement is beneficial for sports persons, trainees and athletes.  Dianabol is used in […]
  • No Prescriptions for Medicine

    Kingsley Felix
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    When you’re in pain, you might think that you have to go to a doctor to find any kind of relief. This is often not the case as companies like Chemmart sell paracetamol and other medications that can help with almost any kind of pain. Some of the benefits from buying medications over the counter […]
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    JLL Fitness

  • 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…
  • The workout gear you need this winter

    Edna Thomson
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Cold winter days can make you want to forget about the workout for a couple of months until it is warm again. Be careful, however, because during this season it can be very easy to lose your shape and everything that you’ve achieved so far. If you don’t want to drive in the snow to the gym or risk slipping while running, I suggest you organise one of the rooms in your home and turn it into a nice place for your workout. There is really no better place for training than home. Some people prefer the gym because they can’t get organised at home but with a little motivation and…
  • Cyclers, know your vitamins!

    Christopher Holloway
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all learned how to ride bikes when we were just kids cycling around the block. It involved a lot of falling, scratched knees and elbows, but none of it mattered as the result allowed us to explore the neighborhood, that at the time felt like traveling the world. Now it is not just about hopping on thee bike and letting the road take you: some consider it a serious sport and the others a good exercise to lose weight. Having this in mind, every cyclist needs to take into consideration a good nutrition and vitamins in order to stay strong and healthy. First make sure that you have the proper…
  • Indoor Exercise Bike for the Spin Class Enthusiast

    Sarah Fisher
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    There are a lot of indoor exercise bikes currently available on the market however very few of them will satisfy the needs of a spin bike enthusiast. The recumbent or upright bike just does not challenge a fitness fanatic in the same way a spinning bike does. The spinning bike is most like a real bicycle and you can lean yourself forwards and lift your rear off the seat to increase the intensity of the work out. How does a spinning bike work? A spinning bike is designed to hold your weight and rapid cycling motion as they are built with a sturdy frame and a special wheel design. The wheel is…
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  • Fitness Tip of the Day #24

    Andrea Oh
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:20 am
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #24 appeared first on Fitness Tip of the Day: The only person that matters in your fitness journey is … YOU! All human beings (to some degree) are competitive in nature.  According to Charles Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory, all of our actions reinforce the premise of “survival of the fittest” (that the “fit” rather than the “unfit” will survive any challenge). […]
  • Fitness Tip of the Day #23

    Andrea Oh
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:13 am
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #23 appeared first on FITNESS TIP OF THE DAY: Accept yourself for who you are today … and the person you are working towards becoming as you work towards your health and fitness goals. We are all familiar with the benefits of regular exercise and physical activity and their effects on self-esteem (positively evaluating who we are as a person […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Clients Dealing with Cancer

    Andrea Oh
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:41 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Clients Dealing with Cancer appeared first on Clients Dealing with Cancer In this week’s episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( take on one of the toughest topics to openly discuss … cancer. In a fitness environment, where the goal is to remain motivated and positive, the “C Word” isn’t something you hear on the weight room […]
  • The Waiting Game – Losing 20 Pounds or More

    Andrea Oh
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:41 am
    The post The Waiting Game – Losing 20 Pounds or More appeared first on With the beginning of a new year, many of us take the courageous leap back on the weigh scale to face the reality of … our actual weight. If the number staring back at us is much higher than we had hoped, it may lead us to a frenzy of thoughts surrounding losing 20 pounds or more […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | 50+ Fitness and Active Aging

    Andrea Oh
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | 50+ Fitness and Active Aging appeared first on 50+ Fitness and Active Aging In this week’s episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( address questions and concerns around the needs and expectations of the active aging population and what personal trainers should think about when working with these specific clients. They discuss the physical, mental and emotional aspects […]
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • P90X Day 32 - 75: Still Here.

    23 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
      CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. AND MY BEACHBODY MESSAGEBOARD THREAD I'm still around. I just have not been posting.A quick recap. So. It's been 43 Days. Of those 43 days. I had 9 Days off. For Various Reasons. I was Sick. I hurt myself. Zombie Apocalypse. Alien Invasion. So on and so forth.That means I worked out 34 of THOSE 43 days. 6 of which, I doubled up the workouts, so I "really" only took off 3 days. To me, that Math checks out.As far as the…
  • P90X DAY 28 - 31: Yoga, Chest/Back, and Plyo

    12 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
      CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. AND MY BEACHBODY MESSAGEBOARD THREAD got too busy this week to Blog About...myself. A recapWorkouts Still Good.Morning Workouts Still OK.But. I got sick.I had the Chills.Then. I was sweating my Butt off.But I'm feeling pretty good now.Being Sick actually worked out pretty Good with my morning workout schedule.I got my Chest/Back Workout in, in the morning Tuesday. I felt Horrible starting in the Afternoon. By Wednesday after…
  • P90X DAY 24 - 27: Plyo, Back/Biceps, Legs/Back and a 6.59 Mile Run. The Frank Sinatra and Friends Edition.

    8 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
      CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. AND MY BEACHBODY MESSAGEBOARD THREAD FOR THURSDAY 12/4/14PlyoI still hate this one. Though, it's less hate. I'm definitely getting stronger. Although, I'm still modifying some exercises. Doing things:Meh. I'm on some of the moves I'm not quite getting the Air of a Mr. Bojangles. But, this time around you can at least slide a dime under my feet. So that's progress. OTHER STUFFWalk2 MilesFOODBreakfast(4) Slices of Rye…
  • P90X DAY 23: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps

    4 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
      CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. AND MY BEACHBODY MESSAGEBOARD THREAD FOR WEDNESDAY 12/3/14Chest/Shoulders/Triceps One thing I noticed on this Workout was during the warmup. With the Arms Circles, You know, The Pterodactyl (Damn it, thought I spelled that right on my first try, thanks spell check) Backing out of trouble? Angry, Angry Phil says he "wasn't feeling it" which prompted Tony to call him "The Machine",  HOWEVER, just before Angry, Angry…
  • P90X DAY 22: More Yoga and Adjusting My Schedule. Again.

    3 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
      CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. AND MY BEACHBODY MESSAGEBOARD THREAD FOR TUESDAY 12/2/14Today was supposed to be Chest/Shoulders/Triceps, but since I'm not great at following directions:I decided to make another adjustment to my schedule. So, I pushed THAT workout off a day and did Yoga and Ab Ripper X instead.As I mentioned adnauseum, part of sticking with any sort of program, is finding a way to make it work for you. Trial and Error. Blah blah blah.Part…
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    Cigars & Humidors

  • The Best Way To Get Rid Of Cigar Beetles

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    You’ll find insects on every surface and your cigars are no exception. Beetles are one of the biggest threats to cigars. Many of the aficionados who have just started smoking cigars lose many of their cigar boxes to these beetles, as they are not aware of this problem. These cigar beetles are known as Lasioderma Serricorne in scientific terms. It’s not that manufacturers do not pay attentions to these beetles before selling their cigars. However, these beetles do not raise their ugly heads until after the cigar has been well treated and is placed in a humidor. The best way to…
  • The Art Of Keeping Cigars Fresh For Your Business Meeting

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Keeping cigars fresh for your business meeting is a great way to make a strong impression with your clients. For individuals who love the taste of a good cigar, this is a great way to seal a deal and celebrate a new partnership. Having cigars that are fresh and aromatic as opposed to stale will also make you look good. This not only speaks to your taste and attention to important details, but shows you appreciate how to get things done the right way. There’s no question that these qualities will come across in a positive way at any given business meeting. There are several keys to…
  • The Absolute Best Cognacs To Enjoy With A Cigar

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    When it comes to truly enjoying a cigar, you’re going to need an accompanying drink. Due to the throat drying nature of smoking a cigar for extended periods of time, many men and women have adopted drinking a beverage while smoking their cigars over the past few centuries. With that being said, these beverages often serve a higher purpose than simply stopping the smokers throat from going dry. Indeed, cognac, the drink of choice for cigar smokers is capable of amplifying cigar taste and smoothness greatly. With this in mind, here are the absolute best cognacs to enjoy while smoking a cigar.
  • Review Of Java By Drew Estate Robusto Cigar

    26 Jan 2015 | 11:46 pm
    My friend and I had recently only smoked Cuban cigars. We thought that Cuba was the only country that made good quality cigars, and that the rest of the countries that made cigars made cheap knock-offs. Boy, how wrong we were. Indeed, as soon as we tried out the Java by Drew Estate Robusto cigar, we knew just how wrong we were in only smoking cigars from Cuba. With that in mind, I decided to go ahead and write a review for this amazing cigar. The Java By Drew Estate Robusto cigar is manufactured in Nicaragua. After doing some research, I found out that Nicaragua has been hailed by many around…
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  • Seared Sesame Ahi Tuna Steak Recipe

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

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

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

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

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    The prevalence of individuals who are overweight and/or obese is skyrocketing, and the number of people who are seeking advice on how to lose fat is rapidly growing. In a randomized survey of about 65,000 adults conducted by Gallup, it The post Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: How to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle Mass How I Got My Abs to Show in 8 Weeks Bamboo Shoots: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • Risky Fitness

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

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

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

    Jen Sinkler
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:08 pm
    I don’t like burpees. Now, before you say “No one really likes them, Jen,” I want to clarify why: I just don’t see them done well very often, regardless of the fitness level of those performing them. Burpees are a physically demanding movement that requires significant shoulder and core stability, plus hip mobility, and when you do them under fatigue for high reps, form tends to fail. I see rounded or saggy lower backs during various transitions during the movement, and I’ve heard complaints of niggling pain often enough afterward that I straight-up…
  • Conditioning Q and A With Coach Dos

    Jen Sinkler
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    I’m often approached with fitness-related questions that range anywhere from what type of underwear works best under a singlet (the answer: a string thong) to my favorite kettlebell (it’s this one or go home), but the fitness question I get most often is: How do I know where to start? My answer: Find someone who’s doing what it is that you want to be doing, and who is doing it better than everyone else. Robert dos Remedios — better known as Coach Dos — is, in my book, the undisputed king of metabolic conditioning (AKA cardio strength, metabolic resistance training,…
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    Travel Strong

  • Are Detoxes & Cleanses Doing More Harm Than Good?

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

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

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Travel hacking is something that you have probably heard of, but there’s a good chance that you don’t fully understand what it is or how it works. The word ‘hacking’ tends to imply some sort of shady activity, but the truth is that travel hacking – just like gym hacking – is about taking advantage […] The post Travel Hacking: The Complete Beginner’s Guide appeared first on Travel Strong.
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    Fitness 4 Home Superstore

  • Healthy Recipe: Strawberry Shortcakes

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    You might be shocked to see “shortcake” and “healthy recipe” in the same sentence, as those two concepts don’t seem to fit together. But you may be surprised that you can enjoy this popular and delicious treat while still maintaining a healthy diet, as long as you use a strategically planned recipe, and enjoy in moderation of course.  Best of all, this dessert treat is quick and simple to prepare! (Recipe courtesy of Ingredients: 1 tablespoon calorie-free sweetener 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 cup orange juice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh…
  • Benefits of Buying Local for Exercise Equipment

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    When you are seeking someplace to shop for workout equipment or accessories to build or expand your home fitness area, you have many options on both a local and national level. These days, your choices also include a large number of online-only retailers, with sites that may have been hastily set up recently. Go with someone you can trust Some of those unfamiliar sites may be trustworthy and dependable, and some may not. It can be difficult to determine which category a specific site or retailer may fall into, if you aren’t familiar with their name and have little or no information about…
  • Build Strength with the Precor FTS Glide

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Whether you are trying to increase your strength or just improve your overall fitness level, using the right strength equipment will make a big difference in the results you see. This type of gym equipment can also make it much easier to reach your goals as quickly as possible. An excellent choice Within the strength equipment category, one item that we would recommend is the Precor FTS Glide functional training system. This machine is perfectly named, as it is designed with a primary emphasis on providing a smooth, comfortable experience with fluid movements. It is made to mirror normal…
  • Healthy Recipe: Dried Fig and Fruit Salsa

    23 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    This unique twist on salsa is filled with both color and flavor, and offers a blast of Mediterranean character. It is packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A and potassium, and also serves as a great source of fiber. Best of all, it is very simple to prepare. (Recipe courtesy of Produce for Better Health Foundation) Ingredients: 1 cup (8 oz.) dried figs, chopped 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped 2 medium peaches or nectarines, peeled and diced 1 small onion, chopped 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced 2 Tablespoons mint, cilantro, or basil 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 teaspoons…
  • Workout Tip: Certain Exercises Build Bulk

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    If you are hoping to add size (either to your entire frame overall or to certain muscle groups), you will want to plan your workout with these goals specifically in mind. You can speed up your progress by building your fitness regimen around moves that are particularly effective at building mass. More weight and fewer reps The most basic and common approach to building mass has traditionally boiled down to lifting more weight with fewer reps. That is generally still viewed as a great fundamental approach. Some experts also suggest forced reps or compound exercises as a smart move to add bulk.
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    Yoga - -

  • Getting over your Fear of Inversions

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Inversions can be a scary thing to any new yogi. Terrifying, in fact. I can't begin to tell you how many times I've fallen during handstands, which only makes them scarier! But I don't believe inversions have to be scary. I believe we can overcome the fear, and begin to conquer inversions with grace.  The fear of inversions is rooted in a couple things: Fear of getting hurt The fear of getting hurt is prevalent in all areas of our lives. We don't stand up for ourselves out of the fear that we could push away the person we are confronting, thus hurting ourselves. We don't let people get too…
  • Throwback Thursday: Marilyn Monroe, the yogi

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:04 pm
    I fell in love with Marilyn Monroe when I was a kid. My Dad always had pictures of her whether in the form of a wall calendar or a screensaver. As a kid, I remember sitting in his office waiting for him, looking at his screensaver, and being in awe of Marilyn's glamour and beauty. When I was a teenager - and well through my 20s - I often did my hair and makeup like Marilyn. When I think of classical beauty, I think of Marilyn. Marilyn Monroe is most often remembered as a sex symbol, and rarely is it recognized she was into health and fitness. In a 1952 interview with LIFE magazine, Marilyn…
  • Written Word Wednesday: The Yoga Body Diet by Kristen Schultz Dollard

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Yoga Body Diet by Kristen Schultz Dollard was one of my first major forays into yoga and ayurveda. I already owned a copy of Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar, but as a complete yoga newb, I found it a little overwhelming, so the book sat on my shelf gathering dust.  Then I heard about The Yoga Body Diet, and it looked easy to understand and easy to implement. In February 2012 a few girlfriends and I each bought a copy of The Yoga Body Diet and made a commitment to ourselves and each other to get healthier. Written by Kristen Schultz Dollard, who completed a 200-hour registered yoga…
  • Down Dog 138ft Up: Tower Bridge of London Announces Elevated Yoga Classes

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Are you brave enough to do yoga 138ft above the city of London? If so, this event is for you.  Beginning Monday, February 16th, London-based yoga teacher Billie Woodcraft will deliver a series of energetic vinyasa classes on the glass floors of the Tower Bridge, 138ft above the Thames. This exclusive set of energizing yoga classes will allow participants of all abilities to practice on the Tower Bridge's new glass floor. Intended to ease road traffic while maintaining river access to the docks, the Tower Bridge was designed by architect Sir Horace Jones and civil engineer Sir John Wolfe…
  • Yogi Profile: Lesley Fightmaster

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:46 pm
    If you've been a member if 42Yogis for a while, you probably know I'm all about Lesley Fightmaster. If you have ever watched yoga videos online, you have probably at least seen Lesley Fightmaster. Lesley teaches yoga in Orange County, California, but a couple years ago she began teaching amazing yoga classes on YouTube.  What has set Lesley's videos apart from the majority of yoga videos on YouTube is the production quality and the care Lesley takes in teaching her class. Even though you're taking her class virtually, she teaches as if you are right there in the room with her. It's not…
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    Round Roots

  • 2015 Yeti Chase 10k, Lakewood, Colorado

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    First race of the year in the books! Every January the place I work sponsors a race called the Yeti Chase in Lakewood, Colorado. Last year I ran the 5k, my first race since middle school track meets. This year I opted for the 10k. I have only run a couple of times since the […]
  • I Love Sushi!

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:24 pm
    I made sushi rolls for the first time this past week! My best friend Hana is Japanese and she is the first person who introduced me to the deliciousness that is sushi rolls when I was in high school. Her dad supplies Uni (Sea Urchin’s Roe) to restaurants all over the US and abroad. On Halloween […]
  • Photo of the Day

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:12 pm
    This picture was taken just outside of Telluride in 2013, a couple days after my birthday. I had just adopted Shea and Frank was gone, so we took Xena as well and went on a road trip through Colorado. We stopped in Canon City for my birthday, then stayed a night at Blue Mesa in Gunnison, and […]
  • Winter Adventures

    20 Jan 2015 | 8:05 pm
    I apologize for my hiatus from the blog. I didn’t run very much after Moab because I really needed a solid break from running, but as soon as the new year hit I realized how much I missed it. I’ve started doing some short runs once or twice a week to get ready for this […]
  • Moab Trail Half Marathon

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    This past weekend, was the race I had been training for all summer. My first half marathon in beautiful Moab, Utah. My mom also came to visit which was a lot of fun to have her here for my race. On Friday morning Matt and I took some quick turns at Keystone for Opening Day […]
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  • Sweet Potato Tots

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    What can I say about tater tots? I mean who doesn’t love tater tots?? We have a restaurant here in NC called Bad Daddy’s and they have some epic tater tots. When I go out with my girlfriend Steph I have to steal a few of hers to get my fix. Sweet potato tots are...The post Sweet Potato Tots appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Quinoa Crusted Chicken Tenders

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Chicken Strips, Chicken Tenders, Chicken Fingers. Whatever name you decide to call them, these crispy crunchy homemade chicken tenders crusted with quinoa and almond meal make for the perfect snack or dinner anytime! The chicken fingers are gluten free and do not have any questionable ingredients! You can decide exactly what spices and flavors you want when...The post Quinoa Crusted Chicken Tenders appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Wasabi Edamame Hummus

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:09 am
    Wasabi edamame hummus, with hints of soy sauce and lime is going to quickly become a new go to dip in my house. This hummus will have you rethinking the dish you were going to take to the super bowl party this weekend. Not hating on guacamole (I loooove guacamole, check out my Fava Bean...The post Wasabi Edamame Hummus appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Peanut Butter Pancakes

    26 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Fluffy, light pancakes that are bursting with peanut butter flavor with none of the fat! These peanut butter pancakes are high in protein, gluten free, and come together in a cinch. No blender or fancy equipment needed! National Peanut Butter Day was Saturday, January 24th. Dave and I decided to celebrate all weekend! Saturday’s pancakes...The post Peanut Butter Pancakes appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Homemade Burrito Bowl

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:15 am
    Flavorful black beans, cauliflower rice, smokey fiery bell peppers, black bean lentil burgers, and fava bean guacamole all over romaine lettuce and smothered with your favorite salsa. This is totally figure friendly food that the entire family will love! These homemade burrito bowls are all of my favorite Mexican flavors in one bowl over romaine...The post Homemade Burrito Bowl appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
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  • Making A Start

    Loren Lane
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    I don’t have a string of state titles, I don’t finish on the podium very often and if I got a flat tyre I would look to the nearest boy to come to my aid. Health and fitness has been a part of my life since I can remember but the sport of triathlon is very new to me, I am learning, so much every day and I want to take you on this journey with me. I will be sharing the tears, the laughter and the brutal reality that things do not always go to plan. But above all else I will be sharing my passion and my love of the community that surrounds triathlon and sport in general. I want to tell you…
  • How Do You Cross Train?

    Shelby Stanton
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:57 pm
    I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and is staying warm during this cold months! This is the time of year when the ponds are frozen over and it is time to find other ways to get outside and stay active. Many of us, myself included, suffer from shin-splints on the treadmill so this is a less-than appealing option. I am a huge believer in well-roundedness making athletes great. This is due to the fact that some of the most incredible athletes are those who did not grow up swimming, biking and running, but instead began with a different sport entirely. Mirinda Carfrae, 2014 World Champion…
  • Women and weights

    17 Jan 2015 | 4:27 am
    Let’s address the myth: ‘Lifting weights makes women look manly.’ Not true. It enhances a woman’s figure, as opposed to detracting from it. Below are my personal results from October 2013 (far left) when I was just doing cardio and let’s be honest had a crap diet along with drinking too much alcohol. I pulled myself into line, started lifting in March 2014, entered my first Bikini Competition in Oct 2014 (centre) and have continued to lift and feed myself with clean food ever since (today – far right). Instead of reinventing the wheel by writing an article which many have written…
  • What kind of bicycle style suits you?

    Andrew Goldfarb
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    With so many bicycles out there, and different categories of cycling; you might have asked yourself the question: Which biking style is best suited for me? Road bikes – Such a broad term, anything from touring style frames, to aggressive racing style frames, to even frames designed to ride in the dirt; and everything else in between. If you’re looking to go fast, and far – efficiently, then riding a road bike is definitely for you! There are many types of bicycle frames that taper to a specific style of riding on the road. They have touring style frames with a taller head…
  • Snacks for Long Work Days

    Carolina Attaway
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:48 am
    Now that the holidays are over, many of us are having a full work week for the first time since Thanksgiving! It can be hard to get back into the swing of things…and to control your appetite while you’re sitting at your desk. Here are some snack ideas that will help you get back on track! 1. Nuts – if you have good self control, nuts are a perfect snack! The healthy fats in nuts will keep your brain running smoothly enough to concentrate and get work done! Make  sure you measure out the suggested serving size though. Nuts are quite high in calories. 2. Raw veggies –…
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    Coach David™

  • O Que é CrossFit – Por Que Treinar Crossfit é Espetacular?

    Coach David
    11 Jan 2015 | 3:21 pm
    O Que é CrossFit – Por Que Treinar Crossfit é Espetacular? by Coach David O Que é CrossFit? CrossFit foi criado pelo fundador Greg Glassman no ano de 2000, e sua primeira academia oficial de treinamento CrossFit foi em Santa Cruz, California USA. O treinamento CrossFit foi criado para melhorar o desempenho de força […] Author information Coach David Owner at Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e…
  • Dicas de Nutrição – O Que Você Precisa Saber!

    Coach David
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Dicas de Nutrição – O Que Você Precisa Saber! by Coach David É extremamente importante aprender dicas de nutrição para ter uma alimentação saudável! Não importa o tanto que você treina ou trabalha, e nem quanto dinheiro que você possa ter. Mais manter uma dieta saudável é necessário para prevenir doenças e […] Author information Coach David Owner at Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas,…
  • Exercícios Para Bíceps – RESULTADO – Série de Bíceps

    Coach David
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Exercícios Para Bíceps – RESULTADO – Série de Bíceps by Coach David Você estar treinando varias séries de exercícios para bíceps diferentes sem resultados?? Esta tentando crescer, ganhar hipertrofia muscular, mais o seu bíceps não tem crescido ou definido do jeito que você realmente quer? existem vários métodos de treinar exercícios para […] Author information Coach David Owner at Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu…
  • Exercícios Para Secar a Barriga Agora

    Coach David
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Exercícios Para Secar a Barriga Agora by Coach David Como Secar A Barriga Com Exercícios Abdominais – Parte 2 Confira a primeira parte “Como Secar A Barriga Passo a Passos” Exercícios Para Secar A Barriga Você quer aprender: Como acabar com a barriga? Como fazer para secar a barriga? […] Author information Coach David Owner at Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a…
  • Como Secar a Barriga Passo a Passos – Defina o Abdômen

    Coach David
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Como Secar a Barriga Passo a Passos – Defina o Abdômen by Coach David Quer aprender dicas para secar a barriga que realmente funciona? maioria das pessoas não entendem como treinar eficientemente os exercícios abdominais, treino funcional (circuito),  treino aeróbico, e ter uma nutrição correta para secar a gordura no abdômen. Para aprender secar […] Author information Coach David Owner at Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu…
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    Sustainable Exercise

  • Exercise and Stress

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

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

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

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

    Erin Haske
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Time to work more on your core! Contrary to popular belief, crunches, sit ups, and Russian twist-type exercises are not your friends when it comes to building core strength and stability. In fact, Dr. Stuart McGill, a leading researcher in spinal biomechanics – tells us that to avoid injury, we need to “spare the spine” […]
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    Joe to Pro Athlete » Joe to Pro Athlete

  • Weekly Inspiration

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:36 am
    Just don’t give up.  It’s such a simple concept, but sometimes it can be so hard.  Thomas Edison, responsible for the quote above, is the perfect person to take that advice from.  When 10,000 of his attempts at creating the incandescent light bulb were unsuccessful, members of the press asked Edison how it felt to fail.  He replied that he had not failed, but only found 10,000 ways that wouldn’t work; ultimately on his way to success. Have you tried getting in shape before, and failed?  Do you have fitness goals that seem unachievable?  Just don’t give up. The…
  • Happy Feet with Dr. Ed Race

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Our feet are an important part of keeping fit and healthy.  Proper footwear and foot care can go a long way in preventing conditions like plantar fasciitis.  Are you wearing the right shoes for your workout?   The post Happy Feet with Dr. Ed Race appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Swimmer Kicks

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    Swimmer kicks will help you develop a strong low back and glutes, on your way to a stable core.  Remember; it’s not all about your abs   The post Swimmer Kicks appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Core Strength with Dr. Ed Race

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Popular exercise culture has left lots of people believing that 1000’s of crunches are the secret to a strong core.  The truth is, your abs are just a small part of your body’s “core”.  Learn about all of the other muscles and how to prioritize your training with Dr. Ed Race and online personal training.   The post Core Strength with Dr. Ed Race appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • 6 Secrets for Happiness and Success

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    To paraphrase many wise and successful men throughout history, “We get [or become] whatever we think about most.” Our mind and its thoughts, without a doubt, create our reality. So too do your habits create your thoughts. Even if you’ve been stuck in a rut of negativity and failure, you can begin by focusing on the positive, and simple, habits in this article. You’ll surely pave the way for positive thought; which will be the catalyst for even more positive action. Pretty soon it will become a not-so-vicious cycle. Here are 6 simple habits that changed my life and…
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric's Fitness Blog

  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #14

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    “Time Under Tension” day wreaked havoc on my legs, shoulders, and calves. Although it was a grueling training session I will be better for having suffered through it. Check out my latest video update on my 15lbs/13 week muscle building challenge and see an extensive clip of me performing eccentric leg presses! Look forward to viewing my 3rd “Body Lab Analysis” tomorrow to see how I am progressing towards my goal! “Dream big and dare to fail.” –Norman VaughanEric Hardek
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #13

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:23 pm
         My larger muscle groups were given the day off as I concentrated on developing my Bi's and Tri's this morning. Check out my newest video with an extensive training clip of me lifting to pack on lbs of lean muscle mass! Eric Hardek 
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #12

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Chest and back day is official complete as a part of my 15lbs/13 week muscle building challenge! Take a look at my newest video and see how I implement pyramid rep schemes to pack on serious mass! “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” -Michael JordanEric Hardek
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #11

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    My body is continuing to add size to its frame as the 3rd week of my 15lbs muscle building challenge begins. After a weekend of rest, my body feels fresh and I hit the weights hard this morning. Get the latest info on my muscle building challenge from my most recent video update! “It will take a nation of millions to hold me back.”-Tim HowardEric Hardek
  • Two Weeks Into EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The Process      Two weeks into my Fitness Journey of packing on 15lbs of lean muscle mass while maintaining my same body fat percentage in 13 weeks is going fantastically! I AM KILLING IT! I have incredible motivation in the weight room and I am constantly looking forward to my next day of training to improve upon the great efforts I have been putting into my body.     Two weeks into this fitness adventure and my body is already starting to respond. I have gained 5.6lbs of mass while also adding 1% of body fat. My muscles are starting to look…
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    Nats & Fitness

  • Are you disciplined enough?

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

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

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

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

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    Hey guys, hope you’re all well. I’ve been meaning to tell you about my decision to do a tough mudder but I thought I’ll wait until I actually register before mentioning it. I started training over a month ago. I had already started the Body Beast programme when I decided I would do the event so the programme forms part of my training. Once I’m done with Body Beast, I’ll start incorporating more high intensity cardio to my routine to build up my endurance level a bit more and at some point I’ll add some running into the mix. The tough mudder I’m…
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  • Exercises For Lean Arms With Lightly Dumbbells

    Mark Norey
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:58 am
    The primary complain women have about arms is that they are flabby. You asked “How can I tone my arms without bulking up?”. The good news is you can have beautiful arms at any age with these simple, yet effective exercises for lean arms. Today’s workout will work the arms and shoulders from every angle to tight... Read More The post Exercises For Lean Arms With Lightly Dumbbells appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Healthy Asian Dinner: Chicken Soba Soup Noodles

    Mark Norey
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:25 am
    Chicken Soba Soup Noodles (2 Serves) For dinner let’s go for something really light: chicken soba soup noodles. Asians love their noodles in broth soup because it is light, it keeps you satisfied and it is easy to digest. Ingredients: 1 bundle Soba/Buckwheat Noodles – 284 calories; 113 g Chicken, boiled, cooked and hand shredded... Read More The post Healthy Asian Dinner: Chicken Soba Soup Noodles appeared first on fitneAss.
  • 10 Essential Tips To Stay Fit And Healthy Infographic

    Mark Norey
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    Your body is nature’s greatest gift to you. It is essential to keep your body in optimal health in order to live a full and happy life. As we move through the weeks, months and years of our lives keeping our body healthy is one of the best ways of enjoying life and dealing with... Read More The post 10 Essential Tips To Stay Fit And Healthy Infographic appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Healthy Asian Lunch: Egg Fried Rice Recipe

    Mark Norey
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:28 am
    For lunch I will be sharing with you a popular Chinese take away dish: Egg Fried Rice. Most of the time, egg fried rice made by restaurants tend to be unhealthy because they can be a little too generous with the amount of oil used. Egg Fried Rice (2 Serves) As for my egg fried rice... Read More The post Healthy Asian Lunch: Egg Fried Rice Recipe appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Healthy Asian Breakfast: Fish Congee Recipe

    Mark Norey
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    What is a typical healthy Asian meal plan? Well, traditionally, when it comes to cooking and eating, Asians keep their meal simple, balanced and moderate. So the basic principle is to have simple ingredients, cooked vegetables and a little bit of everything else. Too much or too little of one thing is never a good thing... Read More The post Healthy Asian Breakfast: Fish Congee Recipe appeared first on fitneAss.
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  • Coming Back to the Weights

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    After the holidays I took about a couple weeks off of working out all together. Coming back to the weights is not that hard but you’ll quickly find that you cant lift you were able to lift as easily. This is normal. It’ll take about a week to get back to the usual weight. The … Continue reading Coming Back to the Weights → The post Coming Back to the Weights appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Gaining Strength

    29 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    To gain strength you have to put on muscle mass. You have to constantly overload the muscles and then allow time for the muscles to repair themselves. You can’t expect to put on size or strength by not resting or using light weight or not eating the right way. Everyone wants to be stronger. If … Continue reading Gaining Strength → The post Gaining Strength appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Holiday Fit Guide

    24 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    It is Christmas Eve still, one minute until the big day, and you want to be healthy and stay within your goals but the holiday foods and snacks may be stronger than your will power.  I have compiled some tips for you to use to avoid going over board on your fitness goals and if … Continue reading Holiday Fit Guide → The post Holiday Fit Guide appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Staying Motivated

    14 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Staying motivated is the hardest part of being involved in fitness and being healthy. It’s to easy to just quit and grab a hamburger and sit on the couch and watch television for hours. Staying motivated with your fitness goals is very hard but I will share with you how I stay motivated to hit … Continue reading Staying Motivated → The post Staying Motivated appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Top Exercises For Your Routine

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Trying new things in the gym is a good way to break a plateau and can hit the muscles in a different way than before. There are those exercises though that you must keep in your weekly workout routine. In my opinion these are the top exercises for your routine as far as your weekly weight … Continue reading Top Exercises For Your Routine → The post Top Exercises For Your Routine appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
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    Persisting Metamorphosis

  • Gratitude Post - Friends

    Patrick Dwyer
    4 Jan 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Growing up I was an awfully shy child and it was fairly difficult for me to make new friends.  Even now as an adult, making new friends can be a challenge.  I tend to be extremely quiet when trying to get to know someone new. Until I know them to a greater degree, I am not comfortable socializing with them.  This makes the process difficult as a considerable deal of pressure gets put onto the other party to carry on our conversation.Needless to say, when I was young this left me with a minuscule number of friends and I was okay with that for the most part.  It wasn't until…
  • No Shave November - The Final Update

    Patrick Dwyer
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    TWO DAYS LEFT - NO SHAVE NOVEMBER - #LETITGROW Well,  here is how the beard has grown. Not looking too bad, I must say.  There are just two more days left before the end of November and together we have helped raise over one million dollars to help fight cancer.  If you would like to donate towards the cause and have a chance to get your initials shaved into my beard it is not too late.  Click on the link below and pledge a donation. now the highest donation is $10.50, if you make a donation of more than $10.50 you can…
  • Gaining Knowledge Is about Staying Inquisitive

    Patrick Dwyer
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:50 pm
    “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti My goal when I started this blog was to share with people my discoveries along my journey to becoming an always evolving and growing human being. I have hopes that this blog will become a meeting place for like-minded people that strive in their lives to always surpass the person they were the day before. With that goal in mind, I write posts that…
  • No Shave November - 13 Days Down

    Patrick Dwyer
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Well, I should know better than to try to set a schedule for updates during the busiest time of year for the company I work for!  Better late than never is what I say.Please go to to make your donation. DAY #13 - NO SHAVE NOVEMBER - #LETITGROW Every 3 days, or so, I will post an updated picture of my beard's progress and at the end of the month I will shave the initials of the person with the highest donation into my beard. Pictures to be posted of course with copies sent to the winner.So, lets have fun this November and help fight…
  • No Shave November - 7 Days Down

    Patrick Dwyer
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    Okay, once again, I am a little behind getting this up, but here is my update for the No Shave November drive to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.Please go to to make your donation DAY #7 - NO SHAVE NOVEMBER - #LETITGROW Every 3 days, or so, I will post an updated picture of my beard's progress and at the end of the month I will shave the initials of the person with the highest donation into my beard. Pictures to be posted of course with copies sent to the winner.So, lets have fun this November and help fight cancer.
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    Blog - The Jump Rope Trainer

  • Studio Jump Rope Workout

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

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

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

    Daniel Witmer
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Hi BassJumpers.Konvict Muzik!Akon and Young Jeezyyyyy.This is Dan Weezyyyy.Wow that was bad.Anyway, let’s do a little visualization exercise.You committed a crime.Now you're in jail. For a year.(Get creative and make up your own reason for why you're in the can in the first place…)You want to stay fit but you are locked inside an 8x8 ft. space with nothing but a hard bed and a tattooed biker who has been smiling at you for 3 days.Awesome.To avoid insanity or an unwanted hug from Joe the biker dude, how are you going to keep yourself busy?More importantly, how are…
  • Lean & Spicy Ground Turkey Sauce

    Daniel Witmer
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Happy day to you all. On the real...I had my first private hip-hop lesson today. It was awesome.It also made me realize I have a lot to learn. Nonetheless, I am pushing myself to try something new as much as possible.It's the only way we grow in life. I also decided to try something new in the kitchen this week and play the ole' "what the hell is still left in my fridge?" casserole game.It turned out pretty tasty. INGREDIENTS    INGREDIENTS99% Lean ground turkey - 20 oz (1.25 lbs.)Tomato sauce - 3 1/2 cups (1 can)Olive oil - 1 tbspHot…
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    Crazy lady fitness

  • Making coaching work for me

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    So I get the question a lot - how do you work full time and still manage to fit in the time to workout, have a family and coach on top of that? I get it - it seems crazy. But like anything, if you enjoy something, you make the time for it.Coaching for me is immeasurably rewarding. I think about how much I struggled for so long to figure out how to make exercise a regular part of my life, how I "dieted" but without calling it a diet, how I mentally beat myself up for not losing the weight, not finding the time to workout, for failing yet again to stick to a plan. Now I get to help support…
  • Snow day survival tips

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    So here we are - January and the first real snow day in Boston. The kids are home for what's looking like 2 days running. The ipads, computers, portable dvd players are charged and ready just in case we lose power (fingers crossed!) The fridge is stocked and we've got the heat pumping. We're all excited for the mid-week lazy day at home but I Andrew and I are also holding our breath for the minute that the sibling harmony breaks down.The kids' reaction upon hearing school was cancelled.Our reaction (although the good parent in me feels guilty for admitting it!)Don't get me wrong, I love a…
  • 21 Day Busy Mom's Challenge

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:24 pm
    As those of you who are moms know, it's hard to find the time in the day for yourself. We're all busy, not just parents, but as a parent one of my biggest struggles has been figuring out how to do all that I need to do to take care of my family's needs while not completely sacrificing my own. I am much better at that now than I used to be but I do still find myself out of balance every once in a while. It's hard to find the time to fit exercise into a busy schedule. As an athlete in high school and college, sports were a regularly scheduled part of my day. I didn't have to think about it…
  • Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

    25 Jan 2015 | 7:41 am
    We were talking about carrot cake the other day at work which is most likely why this recipe appealed to me as much as it did. I don't think I even tried carrot cake until I was an adult because why would someone ever want to eat a dessert made out of vegetables? I mean really! What I never knew in my anti-veggie state was that I was missing out on a delicious vegetable/sweet treat. This is one of those sweet treats that my veggie-skeptical youngest child rejected based on name alone when asked to be a taste-tester. My more open-minded daughter heard the "cookie" part of the title and…
  • Transformation stories

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We all have that vision in our heads of what we want our bodies to look and feel like. It's nearly impossible in the media-saturated world in which live to not feel uncomfortable about our bodies at some point in the day. We're surrounded by beautiful, fit, thin, young people everywhere we look. Turn on the tv, flip through a magazine at the newsstand, or scroll through your Instagram or Pinterest feed and it's one picture after another of skinny, seemingly happy people staring back at you.My fitness inspiration: Amy Jo Horvath, NPCcompetitor & mom of 4.Heck, I'm in the…
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    Color in Motion 5K Run | Run Blog

  • Healthy Sack Lunches

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

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

    13 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Color in Motion 5kWho doesn’t love a good, healthy muffin recipe? The best thing about these coconut flour muffins is that they can be modified so easily! Chocolate chips instead of cranberries? Do it! Want to add apples? Go for it! This really is the perfect coconut flour recipe if you are looking for healthy ways to switch things up in the baked goods department. Orange Cranberry Coconut Flour Muffins ¼ Cup Coconut Flour 3 Tbsp Melted Coconut Oil 3 Eggs 1 Tsp Vanilla ¼ Tsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Orange Zest (fresh is best!) ½ Cup Cranberries (dried or fresh- whichever you prefer!) Preheat…
  • Banana Breakfast Quinoa

    8 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    Color in Motion 5kWe’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; quinoa is the miracle grain! It’s nutritious and delicious, and can be eaten for breakfast lunch and dinner. It’s that good, and it’s that versatile. Since everyone loves a good, filling breakfast recipe, we’ve created a Banana Breakfast Quinoa dish that you will devour! You can follow the recipe exactly, or through in any other toppings that you like and make it totally your own. Banana Breakfast Quinoa ½ Cup Uncooked Quinoa 1 Tsp Cinnamon ¼ Cup Almond Milk (or milk type and flavor of your choice!) 1 Tbsp Honey ½…
  • Quick High-Calorie Workout

    6 Jan 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Color in Motion 5kWho is in favor of a high-calorie workout that doesn’t take a lot of time? I know I am! Finding ways to push myself to burn a lot of calories in a short time not only helps keep our bodies from plateauing by switching it up, but they are a great time saver, and we all know how important that can be. If you are seriously concerned about the amount of calories you are burning in your workouts, there are ways to take out the guess work! Rather than plugging your activity into online calculators or trying to somehow trying to calculate it out yourself, I recommend trying out a…
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    Muscle & Fitness Tips

  • Tips To Overcome Those Winter Workout Blues

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    Even if you live where the climate is relatively mild, winter will see the sun retreat and your days shorten. Everyone feels the lack of sun. Although many people suffer a form of the blues that goes beyond low moods and turns into depression, you don’t have to be one of these individuals to notice grey winter skies affecting your attitude. Whether you suffer from depression or not, exercise is an important element in the battle against seasonal sadness and anxiety. In fact, exercise works all year round to balance a person’s moods naturally. How to Beat the Winter Blues First of…
  • Elliott Hulse: Will you lose size when you switch from a muscle building program to a strength program?

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:48 am
    Strenght coach and philsopher Elliott Hulse answers the question if you’ll lose size when you switch from a muscle building program to a strength program. Check out the video! Original Source: Elliott Hulse: Will you lose size when you switch from a muscle building program to a strength program? Find more posts like this on: Muscle & Fitness Tips
  • How To Strengthen Your Knees And Prevent Knee Pain

    21 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    If you suffer from excruciating knee pain, you are not alone. According to figures from a Gallup-Healthways study, 26% of people in the US suffer from this condition. Some of the common causes of this pain include muscular imbalances, over use of knee joints, mobility problems, as well as under use of knee joints. The good news is you do not have to suffer in silence and bear this pain stoically. Here are six exercises and moves for stronger knees: The TFL Distraction To strengthen your knees, you should exercise the Tensor Fasciae Latae or the TFL muscle, which is a very small muscle…
  • How To Get Shredded By Summer

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    With summer rapidly approaching, you might be considering your current physique and wondering how you will look in your beach attire. Will the hotties be mesmerized by your sexy body, or will they laugh because you look ridiculous squeezed into a too-small swimsuit with your stomach hanging out? If your belly is a bit too rotund for your liking and you prefer to sport a six-pack rather than a beer belly, then there is hope. Warm weather is only months away, so here is a super effective plan to learn how to get shredded by summer: Think heavy—really freaking heavy If you wanna build some…
  • Steve Cook: How To Get Huge Arms

    16 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    Another great Steve Cook video with tips and pointers on how to work out to get huge arms. Follow the workout if you wanna grow your arms as much as possible! Also, make sure to check out my other post on how to get massive forearms. Original Source: Steve Cook: How To Get Huge Arms Find more posts like this on: Muscle & Fitness Tips
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    Comments for Ectomorph Workout

  • Comment on Waiting for Confirmation by Tom

    12 Jan 2015 | 1:37 am
    Let me know what works for you bc im 6’1″ and only 145… Ive been killing myself at the gym and spending all kinds of money on supplements.
  • Comment on 6 Weeks Ectomorph Training by Dan

    11 Jan 2015 | 10:25 pm
    30 sec. rest in between the sets or in between each exercise?
  • Comment on Ectomorph Bodybuilding (Section) by Enrique

    27 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Wayne, what about an ectomorph/hardgainer in his lates 67 years. I quit doing work outs when young do to I was the only one that did not have any results, compared to my friends. Now retired I want to be healthy but dream of havin a “decent” body. Is it possible for an old man like me. Thanks for answer. Saludos de México. Enrique
  • Comment on Ectomorph Diet Guidelines by Wayne Griffins

    Wayne Griffins
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    Hi Carson, thanks for raising the points! Interesting, esp the point about salt that you raised (even the comments section on chris kresser’s site has quite a bit of useful info there), I will make sure to check it out when I’ve the time!
  • Comment on Ectomorph Diet Guidelines by Carson

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    Overall pretty good info. But you need to seriously look at your suggestions of SALT INTAKE. Do some real research and youll see that this is the most wrongfully crtized nutrient in diets all over. As new research fully suggests getting no less than 3000mg a day and no more than 7000. Please do more research on this topic and dont listen to bogus mainstream. The same can be said for suggestion of water intake. “Avoid overhydration. Your total daily requirements for water in normal conditions is under 2 liters…
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  • Cruelty-free products available in Canada. My top favourite very affordable brands!
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
    If you live in Canada, there are so many socially responsible brands locally produced that you can try. The market is conquered by cruelty-free and organic products every day. The consumers are still winning, because prices for these goods go down. Companies try to reach out a larger audience, by researching for cheaper alternative ingredients, at the same time maintaining the safety and quality level. So, as I was mentioning in my other posts, it is not a privilege anymore to be able to purchase vegan, organic and cruelty-free stuff. Anyone can afford it now. Hopefully, there won’t be…
  • Giveaway Contest – Win 2 Free Humble Brushes
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    I wanted to share with you my latest eco-friendly product that I got. These are the bio-degradable, bamboo toothbrushes from Humble Brush – a brand from Sweden! And thanks to this amazing company, I am able to organize a Give Away contest for my readers! Find out later in the article how you could get your own Humble Brush for FREE! First of all I would like to comment on how amazing Sweden is. They recycle almost 99% of their waste and transform it into energy and other valuable products that can be re-used. They are among the world leaders regarding the latest recycling and…
  • Vegan protein from cereals and beans.
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:34 pm
    You should know that not all the cereals are good for you, especially if you are on a sports diet, you want to reduce carbs and get as much protein as possible. At the same time, many people underestimate the value of cereals and beans and don’t consume them at all. I have made an analysis of some of the cereals and beans concerning their nutritional value, such as calories, fibre, protein and others that should help you making your decision. They are really worth of your attention, can replace potatoes, pasta and other less healthy stuff. First of all lets talk about OATS. A small…
  • Ideas and recipes for a vegan lunch! Top 5 vegetables and ingredients for a tasty and nutritious meal!
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    When carnivores find out that I’m vegan, they start asking me these stupid questions like “where do you get your protein?“. I’m feeling exhausted from them trying to convince me that my diet is unhealthy, even though they have no clue about a vegetarian/vegan way of eating, never tried it themselves and, finally, they don’t have a medical degree in order to be able to give any advice in that sense. Well, I guess, every vegan or vegetarian person gets questions like that from poorly informed people. I should probably start asking them where do they get their fiber…
  • Good fat and obesity. Where is the limit?
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Since the food became more accessible, due to cheaper ingredients and industrial progress, people started eating a lot more in developed countries. It is hard to imagine how different the fridge in the US is compared to somewhere in Afghanistan, for instance. We consume a lot of processed, precooked food, our fridges are stuffed with all kind of junk, instead of having natural raw products and cook them ourselves. And if you are interested to find out how this affects us as a nation, as a country, you should just compare the statistics related to health issues in various countries. People,…
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    The Functional Body » Blog

  • People Who Change Their Lives Take Action, They Don’t Think.

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

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

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

    Michael Sieber
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    With rampant health issues becoming increasingly prevalent, more people are asking themselves how to prevent illness and disease. This has led to many people turning to alternative and supplemental therapies and practices for their health. The best way not to get sick is to take a pro-active stance about your health; prevention truly is the best way to ensure good and lasting health. But knowing how to prevent illness and disease means learning the basics of what it means to be healthy, physically and spiritually. Do not have a weak or negative mindset. Your first step to avoid becoming…
  • Adrenal Fatigue Recovery and Diet

    Michael Sieber
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome that arises from the chronic stress that our bodies are under in modern society. In this article I describe the proper diet to eat and the fastest way to recovery. Adrenal fatigue is something that I personally have experienced, and is just one sign of a body that is beginning to become overburdened with stress. When and if you begin to suspect that you may have adrenal fatigue it is time to switch to full-on rest mode and begin nurturing your mind and body. Typically someone whose body is overworked and is suffering from adrenal fatigue needs soft drinks, sugar,…
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    29 Jan 2015 | 5:16 am
    a former heavyweight contender shows you howto get a ripped midsection the old-fashioned way.This might sting a little. HANGING LEG RAISE TARGET: RECTUS ABDOMINIS Start: Grasp a pullup bar with an... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    These bite-sized truffles make a great healthyafter-dinner treat. THERE AREN’T MANY VEGETARIANS or vegans in the world of muscle and fitness. Chicken, beef, and dairy reign supreme amongst... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    if you want to build wider, denser lats,  then it's time to recommit to the pull-up. Despite a plethora of more aDvanceD equipment, the simple pull-up bar remains... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    THE SUSPENSE IS OVER:STUDY SHOWS TRX BUILDSLIKE WEIGHTS The TRX suspension trainer and other “instability platforms” like it are found in millions of homes (maybe even yours) and... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    20 Jan 2015 | 2:08 am
    STRIVE MACHINE CRUNCH (WITH CAM-SHIFT DROPSETS) TARGET: UPPER ABS Start: Place the machine’s cam setting at the Set 3 position—this provides more resistance at the beginning of the range... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
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    Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips

  • How You Can Lose Weight in Middle Age

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:20 pm
    How You Can Lose Weight in Middle Age Medical experts, trainers and celebrities weigh in on how to stay fit and strong as you age. Lose weight in middle age and beyond with their weight loss tips.See Original Article ‘Metabolizer Test’ Might Someday Take Guesswork Out of Quitting Smoking MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is notoriously tough, and some smokers may try different approaches for years before they succeed, if ever. But new research suggests that someday, a simple test might point smokers toward the quitting strategy that’s best for them. It’s been…
  • 25 cancer drugs to be denied on NHS

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    25 cancer drugs to be denied on NHS Charities have expressed outrage as the NHS announced plans to stop funding 25 treatments for cancer, including those for breast, prostate and bowel disease See Original Article Powered by Many Teens Think ‘Light Smoking’ Is Safe, Study FindsBy Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While the vast majority of American teens say heavy daily smoking is a major health hazard, many others mistakenly believe that “light” — or occasional — smoking isn’t harmful. “All smoking counts,” said study lead author…
  • King’s Cross Pond Club: outdoor swimming in the city

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    King’s Cross Pond Club: outdoor swimming in the city King’s Cross in London, which currently seems like one big building site, is getting an appealing new feature: an outdoor swimming pond, filtered by plants. Would you like to swim in a city pond?I would never visit the seaside without having a swim. Fish and chips taste different when you have sand between your toes and a taste of sea salt on you See Original Article Calorie Counting Dos and Don’tsIf you are not losing weight fast enough, you might be making one of these mistakes. Learn how to count calories accurately to slim…
  • A&E crisis exposed: the real pressures facing the NHS and the valiant doctors and nurses trying to keep it on track

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    A&E crisis exposed: the real pressures facing the NHS and the valiant doctors and nurses trying to keep it on track As the NHS faces its worst winter in years, Robert Colvile gives an in-depth, first-hand account of the pressures facing the health serviceSee Original Article Powered by Sierra Leoneans want to understand Ebola, and we can help them International development specialist Morris Marah, recently back from Sierra Leone where he was advising the government on how to cope with the ebola crisis, says while funding is vital, they also need knowledge, training and expertise.See…
  • Playing a musical instrument may lower dementia risk

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Playing a musical instrument may lower dementia risk Study based on twins finds that those who were able to make music had a one-third lower risk of developing the conditionSee Original Article Powered by The baked-bean tin workout – and other cheap ways to get fit at home Why buy expensive equipment or join a gym when you can get fit for free in the comfort of your own home?Exercises for back painPlanking is a fast route to a flat stomach, “but adding in a move with a tin of beans or similar will work the oblique and transverse muscles down the side of your abdomen”, says Rob Jones, a…
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  • How To Speed Up Sore Muscle Recovery

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

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

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

    4 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    The nutrition industry is filled with conflicting advice which can lead to confusion rather than being helpful. Especially when it comes to diets, you don’t know who to trust because most people are pushing their own agendas. You may be wondering; should I go paleo or should I go vegan or should I go low carb? I can’t answer that but I’ll give you a better solution. Don’t buy the idea that there is a diet that works for all. Our bodies are not the same and they react differently to different foods. So following a diet just because it worked for someone else won’t guarantee weight…
  • Post Workout Nutrition: What You Should Eat After A Workout

    29 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Post workout nutrition can be a confusing topic due to the controversy that surrounds it. The goal of this article is to simplify post workout nutrition and tell you exactly what to do. You can also read the previous article on pre workout nutrition. Numerous studies show that eating after a workout helps improve muscle repair and recovery. Regardless of whether you want to lose fat or build muscle, you should pay attention to this. I’d like to remind you not to get caught up post workout nutrition and lose focus on daily caloric intake, which is more important. In this article you’ll…
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  • Surround Yourself with Motivating Move it Triggers

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

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

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

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

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Many of you know that I was in a pretty bad car accident this past February. As a result, my entire training routine had to change. I wasn’t able to run as far or lift as much as I had been able to before due to the trauma to my neck and my lumbar back. After multiple rounds of injections, hundreds of chiropractic adjustments and painful massages, I am finally getting close to where I used to be before the accident. Except for one thing – I now understand what I means to have chronic back pain. The doctor said I might struggle with periods of pain throughout my life, aggravated…
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    Mikey's Fitness Blog

  • 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 everyday men and women, many athletes from a wide range of sports also use kettlebells in their programs. Some top UFC  fighters  use kettlebell … Continue reading 3 Ways To Incorporate Kettlebells In Your Workouts The post 3 Ways To Incorporate Kettlebells In Your Workouts appeared first on Mikey's Fitness Blog.
  • 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 always mentioned is the requirement that you actually put forth the time and effort to create a balanced diet. This includes the use of … Continue reading Protein Secrets Every Athlete Should Know The post Protein Secrets Every Athlete Should Know appeared first on Mikey's Fitness Blog.
  • 4 Killer Core 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 the stomach muscles have not gained any strength. In addition to slimming down around the outer abdominals, it is also important to build strength … Continue reading 4 Killer Core Strengthening Exercises The post 4 Killer Core Strengthening Exercises appeared first on Mikey's Fitness Blog.
  • 8 Factors That Could Affect Your Cardio Machine Purchase

    Mikey S
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Whether you’re going to purchase a treadmill or elliptical trainer for the first time or you’re just going to add another piece to your home gym, it is mportant to do a little research before you finalize your decision. Here’s a brief overview of the things you need to look for in cardio exercise equipment in … Continue reading 8 Factors That Could Affect Your Cardio Machine Purchase The post 8 Factors That Could Affect Your Cardio Machine Purchase appeared first on Mikey's Fitness Blog.
  • Get Rid of Skinny Legs Once And For All

    Mikey S
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Athletes and bodybuilders use both the front squat and the back squat in their workouts. The front squat is used primarily to develop the muscles of the; quadriceps, and the hips. The front squat is by nature a more quadriceps dominant exercise than the back squat and requires more core stabilization, and muscle activity in … Continue reading Get Rid of Skinny Legs Once And For All The post Get Rid of Skinny Legs Once And For All appeared first on Mikey's Fitness Blog.
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    Weight Training Blog

  • Side Bends The Oblique Kings

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

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

    19 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
    The pullover is an assistance exercise. It may not be a major compound exercise, like the squat or dead lift. Still this exercise yields many benefits.
  • Football Workout 3

    7 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Football Workout 3 is designed to make you bullet proof. Alright at least B B proof, Clark Kent.This workout also concentrates on compound exercises.
  • Football Workout 1

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Football Workout 1 is your off season power house. This is based upon the king of weight training. The Squat.
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    Home Workouts

  • Different Pushups Variations (Part I)

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

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

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

    7 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    If you’re an avid fan of mix martial arts, you definitely know Georges St-Pierre aka RUSH.  The famous welterweight 170 lbs. mixed martial artist in the world. If you think that his name mainly circulates in mixed martial arts industry, you definitely mistaken since his undying fighting skills are not just what people adore of him but his flawless conditioning along with chiseled physique and real functional strength. Now, he even let other people know his secret since they can able to let him train them in their home using his eight week GSP RushFit Training Program 6 DVD set. You will…
  • P90X3 Workout Review

    7 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    Do you find it hard to acquire fit and healthy body? Acquiring fit and healthy body is essential so that you can live your life to the fullest. By means of having fit and healthy body, you can definitely do different tasks easily and fast. However, there are instances that making your body fit and healthy is not easy. It requires dedication, time and effort to do so. Some people find it easily to acquire fit body but majority of people find it difficult to lose weight and acquire desired body weight. There are several circumstances that can cause a person to gain more weight easily. Unhealthy…
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  • Color Your Plate With Fruits And Vegetables

    Alise Tone
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Few months ago I said to myself: “Alise, if you really want to be healthier and stronger then you seriously have to change your eating habits”. One part of me couldn’t stand the fact that I have to give up chocolate, but my rational part took care that every day I had fresh fruits and vegetables in my house. Since then the chocolate / healthy food proportion has really changed. Chocolate lost the battle yaay :D. Everyone knows that eating fruits and veggies is healthy. But why exactly it is so? A while ago I used to think that I functioned perfectly without all the healthy food drama.
  • Measure Your Fitness Level At Home

    Alise Tone
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Not all exercises are suitable for everyone, so it is important to know such factors as your flexibility, strength and overall health. These fitness tests are perfect starting point for beginners. Importance of measuring fitness components: You can compare your current level to norms. You can develop a specific exercise program according to your level, evaluate progress and set quantified fitness goals. Cardiovascular test This test requires a 30 cm high step. You need to complete 24 steps per minute and a metronome set at 96 bpm. If you don’t have it, then turn on some fitness music,…
  • Simple Warm-up Routine

    Alise Tone
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:11 pm
    I know. You probably still think that this part of the workout isn’t that necesarry. But try to imagine warm-up as a body primer. You put on the primer before you do your make-up, right? And you also put a primer before wall painting so the colour can last longer and look better. So don’t deprive your body of being more healthy. Just in case you are wondering, I made this warm-up routine myself and do it every time before a workout. I chose these exercises, because they are basics and as a beginner you want to keep it as simple as possible. And, most importantly, afterwards you really can…
  • Holiday Overeating Crisis

    Alise Tone
    28 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    It has happened. I have been struck by the lack of motivation and holiday overeating (and overdrinking) crisis… For several months I was full of determination, followed up my workout schedule and ate properly. But for the last days all I could think about was all that Christmas candy and anything else that was in the fridge, in the shop, in the nearest pizza place… And omg!! I didn’t do any workout for almost a week…But you know what? I allowed myself a little laziness dose and belly pleasure and (almost) don’t regret it! But today I realized that it’s time to stop, because I feel…
  • Why warm up and cool down?

    Alise Tone
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    Appropriate warming up before any exercise is very important, because it prepares your body for a workout. A while ago (when happened my first attempts at being fit and sporty) I used to skip my warm-up and jump right into the workout or in the best scenario I did just some stretches I learned in high school. The main reason why I didn’t warm up was because I thought that there was no point – it didn’t burn hundreds of calories or got me six-pack abs I’ve always wanted. Not to mention cooling down – I always skipped this part. But now I know that warming up and cooling down has a…
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  • 3 Delicious Coconut Almond Milk Recipes

    Katie Freeman
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:53 pm
    There are several reasons of why you should start making your own almond milk. Perhaps you are lactose intolerant and you want to enjoy some cereal. Or you’re just not into what commercial brands have to offer and want to try your own recipe. Despite your reasons, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll show you 3 easy and delicious recipes that you can make at home. Before we start, let’s talk a little bit about the benefits of almonds and coconuts in your diet. Almonds Magnesium is the key component in almonds. These nuts are a natural and tasty snack, loaded with a lot of…
  • Home Remedies for Pink Eye

    David Bradford
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Many of us have had to deal with pink eye at some point in our lives, and it was definitely not something that we enjoyed. “Pink-eye” or conjunctivitis is caused by the inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the outermost layer of the eye that covers the white part of the eye. When the conjunctiva swells, it means it’s either irritated or infected. Although many people won’t treat pink eye (as it fades in 7 to 10 days) it’s highly contagious. Getting pink eye is also a great way to tell that your immune system is weak and needs attention. Most doctors will prescribe…
  • DIY Guide to Homemade Laundry Detergent

    Michael Green
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Did you ever wonder how much money you are spending on laundry detergent each year? Let us answer that for you: a lot! Detergent and laundry products have become one of the most expensive and polluting products in our households. Today, we’ll show you some natural and environment friendly recipes you can use to go green and help your planet (and your wallet!) Although making your own laundry detergent might seem like a lot of work, in reality it is easier than you might think. In this article we’ll show you how to get a start making your own laundry detergent. What Are Laundry…
  • Homemade Face Masks that Actually Work

    Angelica Martins
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Natural beauty is in, and we’re all looking for more ways to feel and look our best without the use of harmful chemicals and synthetic ingredients. The new generation of beautiful is taking a more holistic approach, and in doing so is getting back to its roots. Homemade beauty remedies have been around for years, including treatments to make skin look its best. There are many homemade recipes for face masks that actually work, and the results just may surprise you. 5 Homemade Face Masks that Actually Work 1. Oatmeal Face Mask The oatmeal face mask is a classic, and rightfully so. An oatmeal…
  • Coconut Oil Uses for Skin and Hair

    Katie Freeman
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    Coconut oil is truly amazing, and there are literally hundreds of reasons this tropical oil has seen such a recent surge in popularity. As a natural beauty aid, coconut oil can’t be beat. It makes hair and skin positively glow and leaves you feeling absolutely radiant. A jar of unrefined coconut oil could possibly be the best beauty “cream” money could buy. If you’re thinking about adding coconut oil to help with your beauty routine, some of the following benefits will surely confirm your thoughts. Coconut Oil for Hair Coconut oil is used on people’s hair all over the globe, and…
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  • Big Arm Training Tutorial Part 2 – Eating to Build Muscle Size

    Curtis Fisher
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:56 pm
    This is the second video in my 3 part tutorial series on how to gain size and build arms. In case you missed the first video where I hammered it with skull crushers you can check it out here: Big Arm Training Part 1. Part 2 of the series goes over eating to build muscle size, an essential part of growing big arms. In the video I cook a big meal to gain size. If you want to try to make the meal yourself, the ingredients are below as well the transcript that will give you directions on preparing it. Chicken Spaghetti 1 pound of chicken breast 1/2 red onion, sliced and diced 16 oz box of pasta…
  • The Gym Personal Trainer vs. The Independent Personal Trainer

    Curtis Fisher
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    So you’re looking for a personal trainer and you’re wondering if that trainer at the gym is the right match for you.  You start your sessions and after about a week or two, you start to feel like you’re just being filed liked cattle with the rest of the herd.  Maybe you’re personal training isn’t really that personal and it’s more like a one fits all baseball hat. The truth is after years of working out in gyms myself and helping fellow gym members, even before I started training clients, I would notice that not only the trainer’s clients looking to…
  • Big Arm Training Tutorial Part 1 – Skullcrushers with Barbell

    Curtis Fisher
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:16 pm
    So this is part 1 of my tutorial for putting size on arms.  As you can see I warm up by doing presses on the bench.  I’ll do push-ups, I’ll do sort of dips, like you see here on the bench – just to warm up the triceps and somewhat warm up the joints and shoulders.  And especially if you’re a little achy and cold – it’s a good idea. Usually it takes me a little while for me to get warmed up.  It depends on you.  The more often that you do arms during the week, the less time you’ll probably have to dedicate to warming up the joints.  I make sure I…
  • After the 12 Week Workout Plan is Over

    Curtis Fisher
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    A lot of plans talk about 8 weeks, 12 weeks.  Even I wrote one – 2 weeks.  The truth about plans that include time frames is that once the 12 week workout plan is over, life still goes on.  Sometimes people try these plans and after the plan is over, they still haven’t succeeded in achieving their goal.  So they feel that there’s no hope and a lot of people end up confused, discouraged, defeated, and lost. The truth is, unless you’re getting ready for a show, there shouldn’t be a 12 week plan.  It should be a life plan.  Do you plan to brush your teeth for…
  • My Top 4 Pre Workout Supplements on a Budget

    Curtis Fisher
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    It has taken me many years to devise my pre workout supplementation and most of that has been due to a lack of money. This may have been for the best. I was forced to use pre workout supplements as supplemental to my training and not as a wonder pill for best results at the gym. People usually ask me what’s the best pre workout drink I use. Most people make the mistake of putting too much trust in the pre workout drink, instead of their own hard work. The answer I tend to give is real simple and leaves people a little stumped. So I thought I would give a more detailed answer to not only…
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