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  • 5 Things that Keep Stubborn Fat on Your Body

    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    You’re doing everything you can…You have cut your portions…you have worked out a little harder this week (or month)…and you have started to have more fruits and vegetables.But: The fat seems to be sticking put.So what gives?Well, here are five possible reasons why you’re holding on to the fat:1. You’re Getting OlderFor a moment, let’s face some cold hard facts: We are getting older, and there is not much we can do about that.As each year passes, our metabolic rate decreases, which means we don’t need nearly as much food to eat each day.However, that doesn’t stop us from…
  • Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

    T-Nation Articles
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.
  • What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You (Infographic)

    Experience Life
    Experience Life Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The body is a magnificent machine. When things go awry, it generally doesn’t just shut down without warning, like an incandescent light bulb popping its filament. Instead it sends us little signals (think of them as gentle biological taps on the shoulder) letting us know that something is amiss. Here are some common signals you shouldn’t ignore. Read the full article. This infographic was produced in conjunction with our partners at Greatist.
  • Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research. Researchers found that post-menopausal women who were the most physically active had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), compared to women with low levels of physical activity, even if they were obese. Obesity is an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation.
  • Fitness here, there and everywhere!

    Workout Mommy
    workoutmommy
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Need some fresh fitness ideas for the dog days of August?   Here ya go! Loading that laundry? How about some squats! Going to the mailbox? Lunge, lunge, lunge! My latest post on Health Central has some fun ideas for adding more fitness into your busy day.   If you have a vacation planned this month (LUCKY YOU!),  here is a post I wrote on ways to keep your fitness goals when traveling.  I always make sure the hotel has a gym with good equipment,  do you?   copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Fitness here, there and everywhere!
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Exercise may protect older women from irregular heartbeat

    20 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Increasing the amount or intensity of physical activity can cut the chances of older women developing a life-threatening irregular heartbeat, according to new research. Researchers found that post-menopausal women who were the most physically active had a 10 percent lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF), compared to women with low levels of physical activity, even if they were obese. Obesity is an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation.
  • New study first to examine quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs in Canada

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs across Canada is strong, with specific criteria areas now identified as requiring further enhancement to improve patient outcomes, according to a new study. 'We are the first to comprehensively assess cardiac rehabilitation quality -- what we are doing well and where we should do better -- to this degree across the country,' says a study author.
  • Financial weight makes it trickier to lose pounds where it counts

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Weight-loss advertising tends to target people ready, willing and able to pay for diet programs, special meals or gym memberships. But it's those who live below the poverty line who are more likely to be overweight or obese.
  • Taking a stand: Balancing the benefits, risks of physical activity in children

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Today the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology took a stand on the promotion of childhood physical activity. This position stand provides an important overview of knowledge in the area of risk of physical activity for children and suggests both practical guidelines and a research agenda. Uniquely, this position stand addresses both benefits and risks of physical activity for children.
  • Physically fit kids have beefier brain white matter than their less-fit peers

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    A new study of 9- and 10-year-olds finds that those who are more aerobically fit have more fibrous and compact white-matter tracts in the brain than their peers who are less fit. 'White matter' describes the bundles of axons that carry nerve signals from one brain region to another. More compact white matter is associated with faster and more efficient nerve activity.
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Friday 140822

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Brian Krupke, Reardan, Washington. Beyond $20 an Hour - CrossFit Journal [article] First CrossFit Team Series Workout Announced - [video]
  • Thursday 140821

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: 10 burpee pull-overs 30 squats 60 seconds of handstand hold This is a static handstand hold, not a walk. Only count time while the hands are stationary. If needed, use a wall. Post rounds completed to comments. Lisa Jonsson Larlee. Amazing Grace - CrossFit Journal [article] Coaching the thruster with Cameron Soden - [video]
  • Wednesday 140820

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Split jerk 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 130913. Bobby Simpson. The Gymnastics Planche with David Durante - [video] Rogue Fitness at the CrossFit Games - [video]
  • Tuesday 140819

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Elizabeth 21-15-9 reps for time of: 135-lb. cleans Ring dips Post time to comments. Compare to 131219. Firefighter Challenge, CrossFit Happy Valley. Front squat development with Pat Sherwood - [video] Sub-3 Minutes with Nicole Carroll and Kurt Roderick: CrossFit Training and Certifications - [video]
  • Monday 140818

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Enlarge image [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Fort Stewart, Kenai Central High School, Alaska, CrossFit Verve, CrossFit Big Easy, CrossFit HEL, CrossFit SS (South Side), Iron Oak CrossFit, CrossFit Reebok Firepower, CrossFit GVA, Reebok CrossFit Louvre, CrossFit 2725, Reebok CrossFit Officine, Reebok CrossFit 09, BSB CrossFit. CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Morristown, CrossFit North Atlanta. CrossFit Kids Course: CrossFit St Louis. Streets to Scholarship - CrossFit Journal [article] The Forfeiture Machine Turns Cops into Robbers
 
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    T-Nation Articles

  • How to Train For Power

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    To dominate the field of play or just kick some serious butt in the gym, you have to develop raw power. Here's how.
  • Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.
  • 9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ten years of lifting will give you knowledge. But Dan John has been lifting for almost 50. That will give you wisdom. Here are his best tips.
  • Hard Body Training for Women

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.
  • 4 Exercises for Big Arms & Hard Abs

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Four multi-tasking exercises that work the arms, hit the core, and vacuum the midsection all at the same time.
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    Experience Life

  • What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You (Infographic)

    Experience Life Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The body is a magnificent machine. When things go awry, it generally doesn’t just shut down without warning, like an incandescent light bulb popping its filament. Instead it sends us little signals (think of them as gentle biological taps on the shoulder) letting us know that something is amiss. Here are some common signals you shouldn’t ignore. Read the full article. This infographic was produced in conjunction with our partners at Greatist.
  • Same-Day Mood Boost

    Experience Life Staff
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Having a bad day? If you want to turn it around, look no further than your own two feet. Increasing your level of physical activity, even just a little, can improve your overall life satisfaction — and it can do so almost immediately, according to a recent study in the American Psychological Association’s journal Health Psychology. “We found that physical activity has acute, same-day, antidepressive benefits,” says David E. Conroy, Pennsylvania State University kinesiology professor and study coauthor. “And you don’t have to be super fit or work out for three months to see those…
  • The Two-Minute Cure

    Pilar Gerasimo
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I don’t know about you, but in my world, there are days where it feels like every moment is spoken for — or worse, being fought over. Too often, from the time I wake up until the time my head hits the pillow, I’m scheduled. I keep a pad of paper by my bed because many nights, even after my head hits the pillow, my brain is still busy making lists of things for my body to do. For the most part, I’m busy doing things I love, things that I believe are worthwhile, things that I believe help make a positive difference. But even so, there are many times when I wish I could feel less busy,…
  • The Calorie Myth

    Experience Life Staff
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    When Jonathan Bailor was working as a personal trainer back in his college days, he was frequently confronted by clients who struggled to lose weight on conventional calorie-based programs — even when they ate very little and exercised for hours a day. A slim person himself, the Seattle-based Bailor was convinced his clients were simply not following his instructions assiduously enough. “When you’re naturally thin,” Bailor says, “it’s very easy to see a heavy person failing to drop weight and think, ‘Wow, what’s their problem? Maybe they should try harder.’” But as more…
  • September 2014: Embrace Change

    Casie Lukes
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:03 pm
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    Carla Birnberg

  • The blog commenting dilemma: to close or not to close?

    Carla
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    If you’re a blogger or a business owner who uses blogging as part of your marketing strategy, you may know that comments are a big par of what keeps the conversation going for your brand… …Or is it? There has been a trend lately in the blogosphere about closing comments. There are various reasons for this and it’s probably a good idea to discuss blog commenting in general: Does it still build community? Does it matter anymore? It’s hard to just sum up an answer to this question to a yes or no. The truth is – it depends. I know it’s a very vague response that no one…
  • I am anxious.

    Carla
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    Lately, to most anyone who will listen, I’ve yammered about how anxious I feel. “I know why,” I share to people who’ve most often already stopped listening. “It’s because I’m living in the future.  I have lots looming ahead and I’m continually trying to figure out how it will unfold while simultaneously trying to be PRESENT.” I’m super-anxious and this is NOT a state I have familiarity with. I don’t find calm in chaos.  I find calm in….calm. I don’t find relief in constant motion.  I find relief in staying still.
  • Speed round time: SLEEP or SWEAT?

    Carla
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    My FAVE tank-top post shvitz‘ing OK, People. It’s a hectic time of year for most of us. Even if you don’t have a child starting THIRD GRADE next week (!) summer is wrapping up in the Northern Hemisphere which means life can just feel jam packed and rushed. Around here the hectic manifests itself in choices. swimming or hiking? playground time or trampoline jumpage? kickball game or badminton tournament? beach hangout or backyard BBQ? Even though life is crazy in a good way—it’s crazy. As The Tornado & I squeeze every last bit of fun out of our summer—it…
  • IDEA? IDEA!

    Carla
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    I work with EleVen by Venus.  The zeal I am filled with about heading to L.A. today is all my own. Team EleVen by Venus at Fitbloggin! The title for this post fits because that’s pretty much how last minute this is for me. My life is in flux these days so I’d been a firm No sorry. I wont see you at IDEA Blogfest riiiiight up until the moment I decided Yes. Yep. I’m attending for sure! Here are the details as Id LOVE to meet up with anyone else who’s going (or, more likely, already there) I’m in and out just for Friday (I’d say “sad face” but…
  • The marriage of MIND and MUSCLE.

    Carla
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Trainer Carla I lifted weights for about six years before I opened my personal training studio. Yet, even with all those years behind me, I’d naively assumed none of it had become second nature. I prided myself on my ability to break resistance training down into its most basic form and convey that information to beginners. I *always* spent time with clients discussing body position, breathing, tempo, stretching before we ever hoisted a weight. I was aware of the importance of building a solid foundation with my clients information-wise and only after that putting all we’d…
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • Visionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On BMI and Ideal Weight

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Why don't doctors and other health professionals know this yet? This is the concept that both underlies Dr. Sharma's EOSS staging system and plagues BMI's individual application."It is often difficult to answer the question: How much ought I to weight? It is far more important to know how the weight is changing. If a person's weight has long been stationary, and he is able to do effective work; if he has no obvious disease, and, if, especially, his build is like that of other members of his family, he may conclude that his weight is normal for him.".
  • Visionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On Dr. Oz (Sorta)

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    The FTC and Health Canada should take note of this next quote from way back in 1929. Bang on the money I'd say."An intensive study of medical frauds and fads made over a period of nearly twenty years has convinced me that in the whole realm of quackery there is no field that is more easily worked nor one that offers greater financial returns to the medical swindler than that devoted to the exploitation of "cures" for obesity".        Related StoriesVisionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On Quackery.Visionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On…
  • Visionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On "Freak" Diets

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
           Related StoriesVisionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On Quackery.Visionary Quotes from a 1929 Diet Book - Day 2Visionary Quotes from a 1929 Diet Book - Day 1 
  • Visionary Quotes from 1929 Obesity Textbook - On Quackery.

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
           Related StoriesVisionary Quotes from a 1929 Diet Book - Day 2Visionary Quotes from a 1929 Diet Book - Day 1I Was Going to Write a Dr. Oz Post but then I Saw this John Oliver Video 
  • Saturday Stories: Must Watch on ISIS, Pastafarians, Ebola, and Health Care.

    16 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    VICE and their must watch full length story on ISIS. As one of the comments on my Facebook page put it, this is the stuff of World War 3. CTV's Josh Elliot covers the story of a British Columbia man who is citing his right to religious freedom as rationale for not taking off the colander he wears on his head when having his driver's license renewed (which by the way is something you are legally allowed to do in a number of countries including the United States and the Czech Republic (as seen up above)). The Toronto Star's Jennifer Yang and her harrowing story of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
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    Diet, Health and Fitness Tips Lisa Johnson Fitness

  • Cross-Training to Reduce Injury

    Lisa Johnson
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was watching the PGA Championship this past weekend and the extraordinary run of Rory McIlroy as, stroke by stroke, he made his way to victory. My husband and I began commenting on how common back injuries are in the sport and that a lot of the top players are walking wounded. In golf, you’re only swinging in one direction. Hundreds of times a day when you count time on the driving range practicing. This puts a lot of repeated pressure on the spine, and among elite golfers back, hip, and knee injuries are common. Take this same idea and apply it to a major league pitcher or professional…
  • Recovering From an Injury: When You Should Rest and How to Get Back Into a Training Schedule

    Lisa Johnson
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hop-a-long Catastrophe. That was a nickname I earned at the tender age of two. I’m one of many, though you might not see us at first glance. We’re a sporty bunch, perhaps suffering from more verve than athleticism, but we attack our activities with gusto. Occasionally, though, the activities attack back and we wind up injured. As I mentioned, it started early for me. My pediatrician, an incredibly patient man, was discussing my ability to get in trouble with my Mom. As he spoke, I careened down the hall of his office, slammed into a door, landed on my rump, vaulted back up, and tottered…
  • Paralympics and Boston Bombing Victims

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    credit: flickr.com/lynnguan Recently I wrote about the Boston Marathon bombing and my thoughts about this year’s pending race. I’m conflicted for sure … but one piece of my research that I thought was kind of amazing was how a former Paralympic athlete has reached out to bombing victims providing them with prosthetics. New Yorker Amy Palmiero-Winters is nothing short of amazing. Losing part of one leg from a motorcycle accident in 1994, she didn’t let it slow her down one bit. No, really, I mean not one bit. She is the world’s fastest female in the marathon for…
  • The Boston Marathon Cometh: I’m Not Ready

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:49 am
    Credit: Boston Magazine, their famous cover Last year I was playing tennis with my family when we heard the bombs go off. I looked up to the clear blue sky and thought maybe it was a plane going by; one of us said it was probably a truck. About an hour later I knew what happened because a couple dozen people on Twitter were looking for me to see if I was okay. I had written a blog post just that morning about how much I love the Boston Marathon and I had spent an hour or so along the course near my home screaming until I was hoarse (like I always do) and introducing my son to the joys of…
  • If I Couldn’t Walk (The Paralympics Are Here)

    Lisa Johnson
    9 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    credit: Flickr When I was a kid, I read the book Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter. The main character, a young girl, has a very sunny outlook on life, which she shares with everyone else in her small town. But her disposition is tested when she gets hit by a car and loses the use of her legs, unable to find anything positive in the situation. Buoyed by the townspeople she helped, Pollyanna is able to turn her initial anger and bitterness around, finding a way to fight through it and make her way in the world. The story has always stayed with me, but at the time when I first read the book, my…
 
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    Amelia Phillips

  • How Your Mobile Phone Is Messing Up With Your Brain

    Amelia Phillips
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You’re probably reading this on one of them right now, but while mobile phones might just be the lifesaver of this generation, they’re also the beast. According to a 2012 study, 73 percent of Americans would feel panicked if they were forced to be disconnected for an extended period of time. There’s no better proof for this study than just looking around in restaurants, coffee shops or bars – you would rarely find a table these days that’s mobile phone-free. A little digital detox is vital and for all the right reasons, to prove it, take a look at the chart…
  • 8 Motivation Tips To Hit The Gym Post-Work

    Amelia Phillips
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We’ve all had that moment when the minute your step out of the office doors, all you want to do is crawl home, eat dinner out of the freezer or a tin (worse!) and pass-out while watching a movie in bed. After sitting on a desk and attending back-to-back meetings for 10-hours, who would want to burst the butt on the treadmill, anyway? I know… I hear you. We’ve all been there. But sometimes, this de-motivating chatter is only in the head and not how you really well about breaking a sweat. Here are 8 foolproof ways to never miss a workout post-work. Follow them and I promise…
  • The Ultimate Kettlebell Workout

    Amelia Phillips
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Referred to as a “cannonball with a handle” this one piece of equipment will build strength, power, improve balance and get that heart pumping (i.e. improve cardiovascular). In fact one of the American Council on Exercise (ACE) studies earlier this year found that during a typical Kettlebell workout participants burned approximately 20 calories per minute! On Kettlebells they say  “Kettlebells not only offer resistance training benefits, they also will ultimately help people burn calories, lose weight, and enhance their functional performance capabilities”. Before You Start:…
  • Verdict On The Nordic Diet

    Amelia Phillips
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    The health industry rarely comes across a diet that is vegetarian-friendly, but when it does, we like to grab it and go to town with it. Move over, Mediterranean Diet because your big sister is slowly taking over the fitness world. The Nordic Diet – developed by people of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland – is rich in plant foods, whole grains, fish, good fats and very little amounts of dairy. Developed by food professionals and chefs from the five Nordic countries, this new diet will soon be playing a leader in redefining the traditional eating habits and cuisines of…
  • Probiotics: Secret To Your Gut’s Health

    Amelia Phillips
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    In recent years, the popularity of gut health has sky-rocketed and products such as ‘Yakult’, ‘Vaalia’ and ‘Activa’ have landed in our supermarket fridges. Is improving your health as simple as these companies would like you to believe? NO. Read on to find out more about gut health and why yoghurt just isn’t enough. Why gut health is essential As Hippocrates said “all disease starts in the gut”, so to does all health. Gut health is essential as it is the good bacteria in the gut that assist in food breakdown, help produce essential nutrients and allow for greater nutrient…
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    Workout Mommy

  • A must have for your home gym: the MostFit suspension strap

    workoutmommy
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    With 4 little kids running around,  I usually need to get my fitness on the fly. Like when I do kettlebell workouts in my kitchen.  (in my pajamas!) Or when I take my kids to hills and we run sprints. Or  when I workout with my sandbag in my backyard. Or when I run stairs with a weighted vest. I love fitness equipment that is portable, easy to use, and affordable. When MostFit told me they offered a suspension strap  for under $30,  I jumped on the chance to try it out. I highly recommend this one gang!  It can do all the same exercises  as the “other” one for a much better…
  • The “continental” breakfast at a hotel

    workoutmommy
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    This weekend I went away with my boys to a family wedding.  We stayed in a nice hotel and for the most part I was able to make good food choices. On the return trip home,  my car keys somehow disappeared and I ended up stranded at a hotel with 4 small kids and no means of transportation.   (the spare key was back home and we would have to wait until the next morning to get it.  Ugh.)   The next morning we set out to eat the free continental breakfast offered by the hotel.   My feeling of  ”great, I am saving money” turned into  ”I would pay anything to have better…
  • Fitness here, there and everywhere!

    workoutmommy
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Need some fresh fitness ideas for the dog days of August?   Here ya go! Loading that laundry? How about some squats! Going to the mailbox? Lunge, lunge, lunge! My latest post on Health Central has some fun ideas for adding more fitness into your busy day.   If you have a vacation planned this month (LUCKY YOU!),  here is a post I wrote on ways to keep your fitness goals when traveling.  I always make sure the hotel has a gym with good equipment,  do you?   copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Fitness here, there and everywhere!
  • In the gym and on vacation with ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage

    workoutmommy
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    After testing out the ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage with ACE™ Brand Clip on some sprints, I decided to put it through the test on a plyometric circuit at the gym. First, I love how easy it is to adjust. I started my workout by jumping rope and it didn’t feel tight enough, so I quickly re-wrapped for a better fit. It took me only a few seconds to make the change and then I was back to my workout. I put it through a pretty vigorous workout of lunges, jumping rope, box jumps, and burpees. It held up on all exercises and provided much needed support to my bum knee. It stayed on strong and…
  • Hill Sprints

    workoutmommy
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Fact:  hill sprints will burn fat. Find a hill and sprint up to the top several times.  (shoot for 8-10)   If you can do more, then your hill probably isn’t big or long enough. If you have a bunch of kids who are unruly and you are running out of fun ideas for them to do this summer,  take them with you.   The fresh air and exercise will make you ALL feel better! Get up and get moving gang!   copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Hill Sprints
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Rewind The Future Video Campaign - Blame away the obesity!

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    An anti-obesity commercial from Strong4Life blames parents, for our children's obesity with a side of french fries and a dose of electronic gadgets. Is this where I thank my parents?  Uh, no. The video (now viral!) presents a thirtysomething man (I am 35) whom played video games and ate lots of fast-food start with snapped-Mcdonald's fries from Momma.   I did not.  I got super morbidly obese anyway.  TAKE THAT STRONG4LIFE. Marketers and anti-obesity advocates -- LISTEN:  IT IS NOT THAT SIMPLE.  Obesity is a multifaceted disease and we cannot simply lay blame on someone's mom and dad (or…
  • New Ultra Multi Formula with Iron - Now Available

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Order here - •Just 3 capsules per day •A single daily dosage contains 45 mg Elemental Iron •Contains 3,000 of Vitamin D3
  • Fast Food?

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
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  • Read Gabourey Sidibe’s Wonderful Speech From the Ms. Foundation Gala

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    Read Gabourey Sidibe’s Wonderful Speech From the Ms. Foundation Gala. "How are you so confident?" "I'm an asshole!" Okay? It's my good time, and my good life, despite what you think of me. I live my life, because I dare. I dare to show up when everyone else might hide their faces and hide their bodies in shame. I show up because I'm an asshole, and I want to have a good time. And my mother and my father love me. They wanted the best life for me, and they didn't know how to verbalize it. And I get it. I really do. They were better parents to me than they had themselves. I'm grateful to them,…
  • Lap Band Loans - Finance Your Weight Loss Surgery New From Apollo Endosurgery - And I qualify! GO MM.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    I should preface this press release with my opinion because it dragged my sorry butt out of the not-posting-to-my-blog-corner to share it.  (Don't ask.) Why is that?   Because I am the Bariatric Bad Girl with the dissenting opinion that is screaming on the inside NOT TO FINANCE A DAMNED THING LET AND LAWD BABY JESUS NOT A GASTRIC BAND.  Call Suze Orman.  Ask her what she thinks about financing a gastric band.  Via American Healthcare Funding - (NOT AN AD.  I SWEAR.) Loan terms up to 60 months Rates starting at 7.00% (Starting APR for best borrrowers) If it is anything like a car loan --…
 
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • Medicine Ball Interval Cardio Burns More Fat

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Medicine ball interval cardio is very intense exercise and burns fat like crazy. You won't get bored doing medicine ball cardio but you will be exhausted!Power, or speed strength (how fast your muscles can produce force) is one of the best ways to improve your workout efficiency (do more work in less time). To do this, you need to workout faster to retrain your neuromuscular system.High intensity interval cardio training (HIIT) will:a) significantly boost your metabolism--during and after exercise,b) give you less muscle mass loss,c) give you a faster rate of body fat-to-energy…
  • 7 Fats that Burns Belly Fat and Body Fat

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    by Shawn Wells, R.D.Hi, it’s Shawn Wells, Registered Dietitian and weight loss expert, and today I need to talk to you about a rather uncomfortable truth:  the vast majority of good folks all around the world, perhaps just like you, are carrying a significant amount of excess weight around their mid-section.Now, not only can this excess belly flab be demoralizing, carrying a devastating physical and emotional toll, but excess abdominal fat is even DEADLIER than you might imagine.  In fact, research has shown this type of fat to possess more potentially fatal health risks than any…
  • 5 Things that Keep Stubborn Fat on Your Body

    8 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    You’re doing everything you can…You have cut your portions…you have worked out a little harder this week (or month)…and you have started to have more fruits and vegetables.But: The fat seems to be sticking put.So what gives?Well, here are five possible reasons why you’re holding on to the fat:1. You’re Getting OlderFor a moment, let’s face some cold hard facts: We are getting older, and there is not much we can do about that.As each year passes, our metabolic rate decreases, which means we don’t need nearly as much food to eat each day.However, that doesn’t stop us from…
  • 8 Popular Diets and Healthy Eating

    7 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    Any diet program that conditions your weight loss success on their diet and/or asks you to go to extremes, should make you think twice. There is no one way to eat to be successful. There are many factors that go into you being successful reaching your goals. Remember this one fact: Eat whole, natural foods as much as possible. Whole, natural foods have one ingredient, the food itself. Examples are nuts, fruits, vegetables and fish. This will be the foundation of eating habits that you can maintain long-term. So, don't go on a diet. Eat better, feel better and look better. Even if you follow…
  • How to Conquer 'Low T' with Nutrition

    3 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Honestly, there's too much bad information out there about low testosterone levels, 'Low T' and the like. There is a rush by health practitioners to cash in on your hormones with therapy, whether you have 'Low T' or not. And, even if you do, try natural remedies to 'Low T' first. That means eat quality foods, sleep deeply, move around more and exercise more for starters....Testosterone is an anabolic steroid, which means it helps to build up muscle size and muscle strength. It also aids sexual function, energy levels and many other body structures.Research done by Vermeulan et al. concluded…
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  • The Low Carb Weight Loss Plan of LeBron James

    14 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    LeBron James has been getting a lot of attention lately on social media as well as the sports networks for his recent weight loss.The weight loss occurred over the past two summer months and he used a low carbohydrate plan to do it."The basic, scientific concept behind James’ weight loss and low-carb diet is simple: train the body to rely on fat for fuel. The goal of restricting your daily intake of carbohydrates is to create a metabolic state called ketosis, where the body uses fat as a source of energy instead of glucose (aka carbs) in the blood and liver. When carbs are restricted low…
  • The Good Kind of Fat

    9 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    © 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
  • Is A High-Fat Diet Good For Diabetics?

    9 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    A Swedish study showing a low-carbohydrate diet provides moderate benefits for diabetics has been looked at again.It now finds reduced inflammation in diabetics, who were given advice on a high-fat diet with fewer carbohydrates.The study from the Annals of Medicine:"Advice to follow a low-carbohydrate diet has a favourable impact on low-grade inflammation in type 2 diabetes compared with advice to follow a low-fat diet"To read the study, Click Here.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins…
  • Exercise For Weight Loss

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    The National Weight Control Registry did a large survey of its members. The survey found that ninety percent of those who had lost an average of 66 pounds and kept it off for 5.5 years, exercise at least one hour per day.So if you are not exercising on a regular basis, the chances of you losing weight and keeping it off dramatically go down.To check out the research findings, Click Here.P.S. A University of Alabama study found that people who lifted weights lost more belly fat than those who only did cardio.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great…
  • Why Your Ice Cream Sandwiches Don't Melt Anymore

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    A Cincinnati mother was surprise when her son left an ice cream sandwich outside on a patio table – and it didn’t melt. A TV channel did their own tests and confirmed it.Yet the manufacturer of the non-melting ice cream claims it is “healthy” and meets all requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).What are we feeding our children?P.S. To watch the video and read the story, Click Here.© 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…
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  • Anorexia Knows No Age

    Laura Moncur
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    This postcard from PostSecret reminded me how hard eating disorders can be. It reads: Anorexia does not discriminate and it knows no age. People assume that anorexia is a young person’s disease because that’s all we see in the media, but it can hit people at any age. The same is true with bulimia, binge-eating and exercise bulimia. You’re not “safe” once you hit a milestone in your age. You’re not even “safe” if you used to suffer from an eating disorder and have been in recovery for many years. In fact, when you have a relapse, it usually hits…
  • Shake It Off

    Laura Moncur
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    I love this new song by Taylor Swift called Shake It Off! There were many times when I overate because of something mean someone did to me. Ironically, overeating may have made me feel better at the moment, but it hurt me in the long run, so I let that person hurt me TWICE. Learning how to Shake It Off has been so helpful to me and I learned it through the OA program. Years of therapy never taught me how to Shake It Off. I needed a different process and OA brought it to me. I am so grateful for their help. Overeaters Anonymous does not endorse anything on this entry or blog.
  • The Tools of Recovery: Service

    Laura Moncur
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    Part of the reason I have enjoyed so much success with Overeaters Anonymous is because of their tools of recovery. You can read more about them here: Tools Of Recovery – Overeaters Anonymous Service is the final tool of recovery. I have found a lot of solace in it. The Big Book says that when we are feeling bad, we are supposed to talk to someone about it immediately, make amends or meditate about which defect of character has surfaced and then find someone to help. They don’t specify that it needs to be someone in a Twelve Step program, you can help ANYONE. The lady next door who…
  • The Tools of Recovery: Anonymity

    Laura Moncur
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Part of the reason I have enjoyed so much success with Overeaters Anonymous is because of their tools of recovery. You can read more about them here: Tools Of Recovery – Overeaters Anonymous Anonymity is one of the tools that I struggle with. I mean STRUGGLE. It’s because I don’t believe that anonymity is possible when you’re fat. Sure, bulimics might be able to hide their disease by clinging to a healthy weight by their fingernails using purging methods, but for us binge eaters and anorexics, it’s impossible to hide the fact that we have a problem. People can…
  • The Tools of Recovery: Action Plan

    Laura Moncur
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Part of the reason I have enjoyed so much success with Overeaters Anonymous is because of their tools of recovery. You can read more about them here: Tools Of Recovery – Overeaters Anonymous I have literally only heard ONE person talk about using an Action Plan as part of her recovery, yet I feel it’s one of the most important tools we have in OA. I talked about it before in my entry: Keeping My Dopamine Levels High Set Tiny, Obtainable Goals and Achieve Them Every Day: Benjamin Franklin worked on this technique and it’s the whole idea behind the Franklin Covey planners. This…
 
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  • Mamavation #2WeekChallenge Campaign #17 – August 25th-September 7th

    MrBookieboo
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Back to school, back to fitness. We are back in business and ready to sweat! The 17th Mamavation #2WeekChallenge is starting August 25th. You can do this and we are here to help.  **Please note that you will need dumbbells for many of the exercises. 5#, 8#, 10#, 12# and 15# is a great starter set. You can easily cut this down to 5# and 10# if you are just starting off. You can also substitute water bottles (fill them with sand) in a pinch.  The 17th Mamavation #2WeekChallenge will be starting on Monday, August, 25th. To participate in the challenge: 1) Sign up here so we can keep you in the…
  • What To Do if You Suspect Asbestos

    Elizabeth
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This week, on Mamavation TV, we heard a touching story from our guest, Heather Von St. James. She is a survivor of a rare form of cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma. What makes her story unique, is how she was exposed to the cancer causing asbestos. Heather’s childhood memories of greeting her father after work and wearing his coat that was “like wearing a hug” are now known as moments of exposure. Her father was a construction worker and volunteer firefighter. He would come home in car full of dust, in clothes covered in dust, and kiss his family while his beard was…
  • Back to School: Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly

    Gina Badalaty
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Now that the kids are ready go back to school, it’s time to answer this question: Is it possible to get the kids back to school without toxic chemicals in their school bags? Typical school supplies and gear often contain a mix of chemicals associated with cancers, birth defects and other medical and physical troubles for children. The Problem: Toxins in Our School Products In 2012, the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEF) issued a report about the danger of back to school supplies, stating that “seventy-five percent of children’s school supplies tested in a laboratory…
  • Kingdom Cheddar Twitter Party September 3rd #KingdomCheese

    Mamavation
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Are you a fan of AUTHENTIC English cheddar? And what if that English cheddar was USDA certified organic? Best of both worlds, right? Kingdom Cheddar is the First USDA Certified Organic Cheese Exported from Europe Kingdom Cheddar is crafted using milk from a small group of organic family farms in South West England, the birthplace of cheddar more than 800 years ago. This region’s naturally lush, green grasses mean cows are out on pasture at least 10 months of the year. The farmers and cheese makers at Kingdom know that the better the pasture the better the milk, and the better the milk…
  • Kingdom Cheddar Blogger Search & Trip to English Organic Dairy Farms

    Mamavation
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Win An All Expenses Paid Trip to England Would you enjoy touring organic dairy farms in the South West of England, the birthplace of cheddar cheese? Would you like to spend some time exploring the countryside of England and seeing the major sites of London all expenses paid?  Read on for the opportunity of a lifetime… What Makes Kingdom Cheddar Special Kingdom Cheddar is crafted using milk from a small group of organic family farms in South West England, the birthplace of cheddar more than 800 years ago. This region’s naturally lush, green grasses mean cows are out on pasture at…
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    Trying Fitness

  • Why a Dumbbell Set Makes the Perfect Home Gym

    Eartha Haines
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    CAP Barbell Solid Hex Dumbbell, Single A home gym doesn't have to be elaborate to get the job done. In fact, I have always believed the simpler the better. This is especially true if you don't have a lot of room in your home. Treadmills and other cardio machines are often a waste of space. I've purchased treadmills and home gym equipment only to end up selling them after awhile to make room. You can do a search on Craigslist right now for used cardio machines that people paid good money for and used a handful of times. Home gyms can be minimal unless you just happen to want to go all out. Why…
  • Do This to Overcome the Hardest Part of Working Out

    Eartha Haines
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Everlast Interval Training Round Timer Do you know what the hardest part of working out is? It's not the lack of the time. It's not figuring out which workout to do. The hardest part is: STARTING! I have had the hardest time starting to exercise more than anything else. However, once I get going, I am feeling good and want to do more. Yet, actually starting is like pulling teeth for me. Here's why, and I'm sure some of you can relate. I work 40 hour weeks like the average person. I'm in a cubicle for 8 hours a day and by the time I get home, my motivation and energy levels have dropped very…
  • Is the NutriBullet Worth It? You Betcha!

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

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

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

  • Hauling Gear With Your Bike just Got Easier!

    Aaron Usiskin
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Brouhaha Bike Trailer from Wisconsin-based Rollout Self-Propelled Trailers puts a bit of horsepower behind your two-wheeler. Unlike on some other electric-powered bike trailers, that horsepower doesn't make pedaling any easier; it simply adjusts for the weight of the load so that the cyclist can pedal like normal while carrying everything from a full tailgating set-up to a stand-up paddleboard.Brouhaha
  • iPhone Bumper Thong!

    Aaron Usiskin
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    The RADIUS v2 is not a bumper case, nor it is a snap case, it is not your conventional iPhone 5/5s case. The profile of the case is so slim, it barely extends beyond the sleep and the volume buttons on the sides of the iPhone 5/5s. It’s very light, thin and, unlike many aluminum bumpers and cases, during our testing, we didn’t experience any signal loss. We gave a few prototypes to our teammates to use and we have a hard time gathering those back for the video shoot because they love it so much, they call it their iPhone bikini. Gold $89.99Limited Edition "300" Titanium $169.99
  • Safelet, A Safety Bracelet.

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

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

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

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    This last weekend, I had the great pleasure of joining 2,200+ mountain runners for some high altitude fun at the 59th annual Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon in Manitou Springs, CO. This year I signed up for the "double" - the 13.3 mile Ascent on Saturday, and the full Marathon on Sunday - which would provide two trips to 14,000'+ elevation, and some time in between to show the family some of the sites. I had some challenges along the way, but nothing that the awesome volunteers and great weather couldn't overcome. Now I'm officially a Doubler!I ran the Pikes Peak Marathon (PPM) last year for the…
  • Congrats, Lisa Smith-Bachen on Finishing The Badwater Quad

    Scott Dunlap
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Imagine attempting the original Badwater course, 135+ miles across Death Valley right to the top of Mt. Whitney, and then turning around and doing it backwards. Now imagine refueling and doing the double ONE MORE TIME. That's the Badwater Quad, 584 miles of complete insanity. And it's what Lisa Smith-Batchen finished in July in 14 days, 3 hours, and 51 minutes, becoming the first woman to do so. The LA Times has a great write up about it here. (Lisa on one of her four passes down the highway)(Elation!)Lisa and her crew went after the grueling record to raise money for clean water, and is…
  • Pine to Palm 100m, Here I Come!

    Scott Dunlap
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    After my smack down lesson in "work/life balance doesn't include adding two ton bricks to both sides of the scale" and DNS'ing at the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m, I've rejiggered the schedule and will be headed to......the Pine to Palm 100-Mile Endurance Run on Sept 14th! Yes, 20,000' of climbing goodness at the Oregon/California border, ending in my former hometown of Ashland, OR, all put on by the amazing team at Rogue Valley Runners. Plenty of blog-worthy photo ops for sure. I try to have at least one 100m on the calendar each year for the challenge and variety, but with Craig Thornley's new…
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  • Dr. J’s 10 Reasons You are Still Fat

    CalorieLab
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) woodleywonderworks/Flickr Why are you still fat? No, the reason that you are still fat is not a virus, genetics, medications, unlucky metabolism, or a bad childhood, boss, or relationship. There are likely several reasons, and they come from this list: You skipped school. No. not formal education: fat education. You never learned about portion control, calorie math, or calorie density. Applying these skills will keep you from not feeling comfortable in any clothing other than that one-size-that-really-does-fit-all, graduation cap and gown. You want to eat like those models in fast…
  • Coffee May Offer Some Protection against Cancer

    CalorieLab
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) David Wright/Flickr You may have heard that coffee might lower cancer risk. And you may be wondering whether the type of coffee roast or the way it’s prepared might make a difference in how it affects cancer. Let’s take a look at the research. The clearest link between coffee and cancer risk is seen in the latest scientific report on preventing endometrial cancer from AICR/WCRF showing that coffee probably reduces risk of that cancer. That link was seen regardless of whether coffee was regular or decaf. Other analyses that have pulled together multiple studies…
  • The Science of Breaking Bad Habits and Creating Healthy Ones

    CalorieLab
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wendy Wood, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California, has researched the way that we make and break habits. “My interest in habits comes from observing how difficult it is to change repeated behaviors in daily life,” says Wood. People associate a place or person with a response, explains Wood, and the habitual response “does not require a supporting goal, [so they] thus repeat good and bad habits.” I continually write about how important it is to make a lifestyle change rather than just going on a diet or exercising…
  • Like Many, I Knew Robin Williams Just a Little Bit

    CalorieLab
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:54 pm
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Thomas Hawk/Flickr Memories are all we have, now, and it’s totally unacceptable The last couple of days have been deeply and profoundly sad ones for me, because I had the good fortune to have known Robin Williams just a little bit. A lot of people knew him just a little bit; he drew people to him and rarely turned them away. In my case, I knew him through several interviews we did in the years that I was covering the S.F. comedy scene for the Sunday Chronicle, and we shared the bill at a few comedy shows when I was also doing standup and occasionally just hanging around…
  • Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels: Hacking Anorexia’s Positive Emotions

    CalorieLab
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) ·S/Flickr “I feel fat!” Those three words just uttered by my friend next to me during our Stairmaster workout were followed by, "I know I just did an aerobics class earlier this morning, and I plan to do one this evening. “You are not fat,” I quickly replied, “and if you keep talking this way, I’m going to trace your outline on a big piece of paper and show it to you!” After our exercise program was finished we had a more serious talk about her concerns and my concerns. My friend is extremely fit. She eats a very clean healthy…
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  • Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout!

    CoachMel
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout! was originally published at Weight Loss Solution I’m not much into ‘gyming it’ anymore, but well over 10 years ago when I used to frequent the gym often, I must admit to liking a wee turn on the elliptical machine. I’ve since mended my ways! It’s not that I hate elliptical machines per se, I just think there are much more effective ways for you to workout. Here’s why… 1. Elliptical machines are easy The main reason elliptical machines don’t get you into shape is because they are…
  • Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives

    CoachMel
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    This post Beyond Wheat Flour: 4 Healthy Alternatives was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Whether you think wheat is super unhealthy or not, I doubt few would argue we eat waaay too many wheat-based foods these days. We really do love our bread, pasta, breakfast cereals and bagels! I suppose for many, the thought of cutting these staples from their diet seems completely unreasonable. I mean, where would you start looking for alternatives? The good news is, many of us are indeed finding new (and exciting) ways to eat sans wheat. There are actually a number of very good alternatives…
  • A Message To Women On Body Image

    CoachMel
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:12 am
    This post A Message To Women On Body Image was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Let’s imagine you and I are sitting face-to-face right now, no-one else is there, and I ask you to give me one word to describe your body… what would you say? I mean, the very first thing that pops into your mind. Perhaps you might say ‘imperfect,’ ‘fat,’ ‘frumpy,’ ‘wobbly,’ or even ‘disgusting.’ This word may even roll off your tongue with ease, because you’ve become so conditioned to hearing it inside your own head you…
  • 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change

    CoachMel
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:10 am
    This post 3 Tips to Overcome Resistance to Change was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Change often brings resistance. In fact, I know all about this on a personal level. For me, doing something that I haven’t done before can cause a huge amount of resistance within. It pretty much rises up from nowhere, and is very difficult to push away. The classic example of this is recording these videos! The thought of placing myself in front of a camera and pressing ‘record’ fills me with complete and utter dread. You will probably tell me that is crazy, since I’ve built…
  • Stop Drifting: Start Getting Results

    CoachMel
    4 Jun 2014 | 3:06 am
    This post Stop Drifting: Start Getting Results was originally published at Weight Loss Solution H.L. Hunt rose from a bankrupt cotton farmer in the 1930s, to a multi-billionaire when he died in 1974. When asked what advice he would give to others who wanted to be financially successful, he said only two things are required. First, you must decide exactly what it is you want to accomplish, because most people never do that in their entire lives. And second, you must determine what price you will have to pay to get it, and then resolve to pay that price (source). We can easily apply this…
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • How to Quickly Decide Whether or Not to Accept a Terms of Service

    Mel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    I read every terms of service (TOS) before signing up for a site.  Yes, I am that one person who reads them.  Companies, you wondered who that person was?  It’s me.  Hi! I read them because I don’t want to have any regrets.  Just because a site has a terrible terms of service doesn’t mean […]
  • Blogging Advice: Write to One Reader

    Mel
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:32 am
    I grew up mostly carrying on conversations with one person.  Just me and another human being, taking turns making our thoughts come out our mouths.  Due to practice, I got fairly decent at one-on-one conversations.  Yes, misunderstandings arose from time to time, but we usually addressed those misunderstandings within the conversation and put closer on […]
  • Show Up and Write

    Mel
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    This is what I do. I show up. Even when I don’t feel like writing, I sit down and write. It may not sound very profound… probably because it’s not… but sometimes I still need to remind myself to do it because I am a human being and get caught up in all the things […]
  • How Will Our Children Survive the Zombie Apocalypse if They Don’t Have Home Ec?

    Mel
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    When I was in middle school, I took Home Economics (lovingly abbreviated to Home Ec).  I learned how to cook, balance a budget, sew, and… for some unknown reason… create a blueprint for a house.  Maybe this skill was helpful for Pa Ingalls to know when it was time to make his little house on […]
  • 507th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    I want a secret treasure room. It doesn’t even need to be a secret. It could be a completely-out-in-the-open treasure room. I loved the story this week about the couple who kept the door to a crawlspace hidden from their child for four years, and then turned it into his own secret hideout.  The finished […]
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Why We Eat: Hunger

    Mark Sisson
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It sounds like the question of a 4-year-old making his first forays into understanding life, biology, and the nature of the universe: “Mom, why do we eat?” On some level, there’s an answer that’s both basic and true – the kind with which we’d respond to little Junior: “We eat because we’re hungry.” If it – and we – were only that simple…. Beyond the hormonal cues that tell us our bodies need feeding exists an intricate constellation of reasons. They stem from the gamut of higher order thinking, social reference and self-organization that characterize the…
  • Join Us Next Month at the 5th Annual PrimalCon Oxnard

    Mark Sisson
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I love the late summer/early fall weather on the Southern California coast. The fog patterns of early summer have burned off for good, and while the inland valleys bake in the heat, the beach temperatures remain absolutely perfect. We enjoy sunny, temperate days and comfortably cool evenings. Why these ramblings about the weather? Because we are approaching our fifth annual PrimalCon event in Oxnard, but with a fall date for the first time. It’s happening Sept 25th-28th at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort, Southern California’s best-kept secret (and most affordable) oceanfront…
  • Smart Fuel: Mushrooms

    Mark Sisson
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Neither plant nor animal, the mushroom usually gets lumped in with the former but genetically it’s closer to the latter. In fact, mushrooms and people are members of the same biological superkingdom, Opisthokonta, which excludes plants; we shared a common ancestor with fungus about 600 million years ago. But while mushrooms are an odd genre of organism, that’s nothing compared to what lies beneath and supports them. The mushroom is just the fruiting body of the underground network of fungal threads known as the mycelium. What’s so interesting about the mycelium? It’s been called the…
  • Dear Mark: New Parent Issues, Corn, and Pain’s Purpose

    Mark Sisson
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a three-parter. First, I draw on my experiences as a parent and observer of the new generation of Primal parents to tackle a big topic: how to maintain a Primal mindset as a new parent beset by all the crazy, often unreasonable demands of modern parenting. It’s not as bad or as hard as you think. Next, I discuss whether or not corn tortillas are really an issue for someone who enjoys eating them for her 80/20. Are they as problematic as other grain-based foods? Finally, I explore the purpose of pain. Let’s go: Hi Mark,…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 309

    Mark Sisson
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Episode #32 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live, and I’m answering reader questions about statins, CoQ10 depletion, the nature of hunger, and much more. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar! Research of the Week Most French wines contain plasticizers. When it comes to polyunsaturated fats, the animal-based ones – DHA, EPA, and AA – are far more oxidatively stable than the plant-based ALA and linoleic acid. Interesting Blog Posts Science-Based Medicine admits that…
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  • Slow Gait Predictor of Cognitive Decline?

    linda
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Motoric cognitive risk syndrome (MCR) is a newly developed diagnosis that incorporates cognitive symptoms without dementia and slow gait or impaired mobility. Analysis of data from 26,802 older adults indicates that decreased scores on standardized cognitive tests and a walking speed 1 deviation below norm for a persons age and sex, may be predictive of cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer's Disease. Along with simple cognitive tests, analysis of gait speed using a stopwatch to time an individual walking over a fixed distance, has the potential to predict risk for cognitive impairment more…
  • Fitness an Indicator of Cardiovascular Risk

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

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

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

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

    Lynn Adren
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    You strive to keep your home as toxic free as possible. Buying organic food, growing your own seasonal produce, and creating a chemical free environment for your family are your goals. How would you feel if you found out that some of your so-called organic and green products were not living up to their labels? […]
  • Stop Smoking With Bananas

    moleskin eriegirl
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    How long have you been smoking? How many times have you tried to quit? Nicotine is one of the most powerfully addictive substances in the world. It’s easy to get hooked and hard to quit. Never give up, though, because the health benefits of a cigarette-free lifestyle are worth the struggle. You can do it […]
  • The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

    Lynn Adren
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Do you yawn frequently during the day? Are you often listless and lethargic? Do you find it hard to focus on the road while driving? Are you sometimes cheerful one moment and irritable the next? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re probably suffering from sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is one of […]
  • How to Accelerate Your Arm Development if You Have Weak Arms

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    You’re a regular lifter. You walk into the gym week after week, doing all your sets and reps exactly as prescribed. And after a few months, you still don’t look good in those t-shirts because your arms are too skinny. Meanwhile, you see people walking all around your gym with massive biceps. These people don’t […]
  • 5 Considerations for Dinner Guests With Health Concerns

    Jessica Purple
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports over 25 percent of Americans are diagnosed with some form of chronic health condition and are required to observe a special diet. The odds are high that your dinner guests may have dietary restrictions. It’s acceptable and thoughtful to ask a guest if they follow a […]
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  • What is Good Bacteria?

    fitness guy
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:43 pm
    There is lots of confusion about bacteria in our body and what is good bacteria. We all seem to avoid bacteria in our lives and this is usually a good idea although it is also good to make sure that we are not being crazy avoiding bad bacteria. There is also another type of bacteria, […] The post What is Good Bacteria? appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Household Mold Causes Childhood Asthma?

    fitness guy
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Three specific species of mold were more common in the homes of babies who later developed asthma. The finding highlights the importance of preventing water damage and mold growth in households with infants.  Penicillium variabile, one of the mold species most associated with asthma.Image by David Gregory and Debbie Marshall, Wellcome Images. All rights reserved […] The post Household Mold Causes Childhood Asthma? appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Real Costs of Smoking

    fitness guy
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    There are some real costs of smoking that you m ay not be aware of. Advertisers and tobacco companies would have us believe that smoking is not only cool, but that it will elevate your social standing and improve your relationships. This could not be further from the truth. The black and white days of […] The post Real Costs of Smoking appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Hiking for Fitness

    fitness guy
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    If outdoor fitness has been your road not taken, summer may be perfect time to ditch those climate-controlled Pilates classes and take a hike. “The Green Mountains of Vermont is the gym in our backyard,” said Jimmy LeSage, owner of the New Life Hiking Spa in Killington, Vermont. “You get to be in nature. It’s […] The post Hiking for Fitness appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Procrastination and Missed Opportunity

    fitness guy
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    I and many others have a problems with procrastination. There are a few ways to win the battle of procrastination but one of the big one is to look at the loss of opportunity when it comes to procrastination. How Procrastination Hurts Us One of the problems with procrastination is that when we decide through […] The post Procrastination and Missed Opportunity appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • See The Game Through The Eyes Of The Quarterback

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Going into the start of football season, there is plenty of expert commentary on what makes up the “right stuff” when evaluating quarterbacks. Everything from arm strength to height to foot skills to the size of their hands was measured and dissected to find the magic combination of variables. While the body mechanics of delivering a football on target are vital, QBs rely even more on their vision both before and after the ball is snapped.It’s not just knowing where and when to look at an opposing defense but also understanding what to look for across the line. Defensive players are…
  • How To Train The Runner's Brain - An Interview With Jason Fitzgerald

    5 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    As productive human athletes, we just assume that we can knock down any walls put in front of us and conquer new feats of greatness if "we just put our mind to it."  Our conscious brain sets goals, gives pep talks and convinces us that with the right training plan, we can finish a race of any distance. But, when we're stretching our training run farther than ever before, the little voice in our head pops up to try to talk some sense into us; "that's enough for today" or "there's a lot of pain happening right now, time to quit."  As I discussed in last week's post about the…
  • Fight Fatigue By Overriding Your Brain's Urge To Quit

    29 May 2014 | 1:44 pm
    What makes an endurance athlete quit? Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition.  Every runner, swimmer, or cyclist starts a race with the desire to win or at least achieve a personal best time.  They’ve done the pre-race math - keep at a certain pace for the entire distance to achieve the target time.  Their wearable technology keeps them updated on heart rate, distance and split times to stay on that pace.  However, at the finish line, many athletes are not able to maintain their strides/strokes per minute, giving in to the perception that their energy tank is…
  • Marathons Are Tough On The Heart, But Training Helps

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Now that it’s mid-April, thousands of amateur runners are realizing the time has come to get serious about their Spring marathon training plans.  The easier 4-6 mile weekday jogs increase quickly into 10-15 mile weekend long runs.  For those new to endurance distances, this jump in mileage can put a strain not only on the legs but also on the heart.  In fact, there’s been some confusing research in the press lately with some claiming a marathon can do some coronary damage while others praising the health benefits of the cardiovascular training.First, the encouraging news.
  • Maybe Your Kids Don't Want To Play Sports

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Has this happened to you?  Your daughter comes home from soccer practice and defiantly declares, “I can’t stand my coach, my team is awful and I don’t even like soccer.  I quit!”  Your parental thermostat kicks in as you try to gently lower the temperature in the room with those responses that all kids despise, “Oh, come on now, it can’t be that bad” or “But you’re good at soccer” and finally, “You know our rule, once you start something, you have to finish it. You can’t quit.”You’ll talk to her coach, you’ll buy her new cleats, even get her on a…
 
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  • Best Health and Fitness Trackers

    Angie
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Logging Your Fitness and Diet Plan Fitness and health experts from around the world promote the benefit of tracking your progress and even set backs. At first glance you may wonder what all the fuss is about. The truth is there is good reason for keeping a log. You need to know what you’ve accomplished and where you’ve fallen short so you can make improvements in those areas. Here’s how you can lose weight with the help of a fitness and diet log. Know Where You Are Right Now Most people think they’re pretty aware of how much they eat each day. The honest truth is that unless…
  • The Weight Gurus Scale Review

    Angie
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Weight Gurus Scale Review: My Thoughts There are so many weight scales on the market it’s really hard to choose. It can get confusing and even frustrating. Weight loss is frustrating enough. Having to choose a tool that will aid in that shouldn’t be stressful. You want to invest in something that works great plus keeps you on the right track. What bathroom scale should you consider? Check out the Weight Gurus scale. We thought it was the coolest and had everything we needed. Let’s see what the Weight Gurus scale has to offer. 1. “Smart” Capabilities –…
  • How to Get 10,000 Steps a Day

    Angie
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    For anyone who is trying to get in shape by walking it is recommended that you make it a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day. While this sounds like a large amount, if you break it down into smaller chunks, it really isn’t. The easiest way to track your steps is by using a pedometer. There are many types available which can clip onto your belt or the waist of your pants. I personally use my Polar Loop activity tracker. Using a pedometer to count your steps can be really motivating. The good part is no-one even has to know that you are wearing it if you don’t want them to! Quite often…
  • Family Outdoor Fitness Activities

    Angie
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Summertime is all about feeling the sun on your face and getting fresh air. And it’s coming to an end here soon in our area. But, many people stay inside and miss out on what nature has to offer. Here are some fun outdoor fitness activities that you and the family can get out there and enjoy. Even better than enjoying a summer day is enjoying it with someone else. Parents sometimes send the kids outside but don’t go out themselves. Getting Outdoors Create a family activity day at least once a week. This is the time when all of the family spends time together sharing a fun activity…
  • Family Fitness Motivation Tips

    Angie
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Many families don’t use fitness as a family time activity. Even if parents are into exercise, they don’t take the time or effort to motivate the kids. Sometimes it’s just hard to get the whole family involved. Here are some family fitness motivation tips. Is your family less active than they should be? Are you trying to be a good example but the family is just not following your lead? Keeping your family fit can be difficult. Here are some great motivation tips to help you keep your whole family fit throughout the whole year. Make it a family activity Children are much more…
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  • Guide To The Paleo Diet And Does It Build Muscle Mass?

    Gym Junkies
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the hot diets in the nutrition and fitness industry right now is the Paleo diet plan. You’ve likely heard about it. You might even know a few people who are currently using it. But, is it right for you? Is it the approach that will help you get the body of your dreams? In order to fully understand whether this is a viable diet to help you build lean muscle mass, you need to understand a few key features about the approach – along with a few cons as well. Let’s go into the details you need to know about the Paleo diet plan so you can see for yourself whether it will help or hinder…
  • Resistence Workout: Best Benchpress Chest Exercises

    Gym Junkies
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looking to boost your bench press? If so, you aren’t alone. This is a very common goal for many who want to build muscle and get stronger.  The bench press is one of the most commonly used demonstrations of strength, so it’s one you likely want to have an impressive number for.  Plus, given the fact the bench press is a compound movement and will work the chest, triceps, shoulders, and even the biceps to a small degree, it’s easy to see why it is so effective. You can get a near complete upper body workout by doing this exercise, with the only exception of hitting your back. Pair the…
  • 7 Muscle Building Workout Sins Beginners Typically Make

    Gym Junkies
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re just about to get started with a bodybuilding workout program, there are a number of so-called ‘sins’ that you should know about that would quickly rob you of the progress that you hope to make. By identifying what these sins are, you can better make sure that they aren’t going to apply to your own program plan. Many beginners will simply read workout programs in the pages of fitness magazines and think they can hop onto the first plan they find. For more information you can also check out beginners workout plan. Very often however, these plans are not designed for them and…
  • Boost your metabolism diet plan and Boost Metabolism Naturally

    Gym Junkies
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    What if I told you there were some simple steps you could take throughout your day that would help boost your metabolism? Steps so simple that anyone could easily add them to their daily routine without changing much of that routine. Well you can, by simply supplementing a few foods and snacks, adding a few daily activities, and drinking more water. Speed Up Your Metabolism with These Tips Starting Your Day When you wake up, you can quickly get a boost to your metabolism by starting it off with a cool 16oz of water. Since most of us do not get up frequently at night to hydrate, we tend to…
  • Bicep Exercises and Bicep Curl Exercises Mistakes

    Gym Junkies
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re like most men, there’s a very good chance that topping your list of goals to achieve with your workout program is growing bigger biceps.  Biceps tend to be the most commonly used illustration of strength – the classic bicep curl. But, if through your training, you’re finding that your biceps are leaving much to be desired and it doesn’t seem like you can get them growing, you may be making some errors in your approach. While some people are genetically fortunate and they build muscle fast in the biceps without really trying, others are not quite so lucky. If you find…
 
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    Fitness Blog - Orlando Sentinel

  • What the heck's a RunYak? Find out Aug. 23

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    If you can run and paddle a kayak, canoe or paddle board, why not join Casselberry's fourth annual RunYak at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23? The race features a 2.3K run, 3K paddle and then another 2.3K run.
  • Mount Dora Bicycle Festival 2014: Time to register

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The 40th annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival will be held Oct. 10, 11 and 12, with routes ranging from short fun rides to a 100-miler through the hills of Lake County.
  • Orienteering: Getting a little lost and loving it

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Want to improve your map-reading skills while you get fresh air on a walk in the woods? Try orienteering. Moss Park near Orlando's Lake Nona and Kelly Park near Apopka both offer two orienteering courses in which the goal is to find markers, or "controls," in the woods with the aid of a map and, if desired, a compass. The Moss Park beginners' course controls are numbered 1 through 8, while the advanced course's controls are A through G. At Kelly Park, both the beginners' and intermediate courses have controls numbered 1 through 8.
  • Garmin vivofit fitness band review: Thumbs up

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Garmin was a little late to the fitness band craze, but here are five reasons I purchased the Garmin vivofit over other brands.
  • 55-plus in Orange? Enjoy $10 annual gym membership, more

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    If you don't mind being tagged as a "senior citizen," those 55 and older in Orange County can take advantage a great deal: $10 a year for membership at the Fitness Center at Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex or the Fitness Room at Renaissance Senior Center . The facilities offer treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, weightlifting bars and more. 
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  • Pike Push Up for Sexy Arms, Shoulders and Back

    yumyucky
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Its the Pike Push Up, ya’ll. This is one way to develop your arms, shoulders & upper back without any equipment. Bodyweight only. Yesss. Because your sexy bod alone is everything you need to get the job done. Shoot for 3 sets of 10 reps. Do this as a stand alone quickie or add it to your next circuit. And throw in some living planks while you’re at it! Now git’ to it. FOLLOW ME √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Pike Push Up for Sexy Arms, Shoulders and Back appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • What’s the Hardest Thing In Fitness You’ve Attempted So Far?

    yumyucky
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    This dang pull up bar. It is my nemesis. It’s the most difficult thing I’ve faced so far in fitness. Progress is slow and can easily be discouraging if I don’t keep my head on straight. Sure, I can hit a few chin ups at this point, but it ain’t a pretty sight. And no pull-ups yet… nada. I feel like I’m 10,000 pounds of concrete cinder block when I’m hanging from this thing. Yet I’m hitting the bar every other day and will not be satisfied until I master it. Got a long road ahead, but gonna make this pull-up bar my beyotch. That’s just the…
  • Monday PUSH

    yumyucky
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Keep the promises you make to yourself. Follow through on daily personal commitments. YOU are the only who can guarantee your success. It comes down not only to what you’re willing to do, but what you actually do. Keep… on… grinding. I’m not only speaking to you, I’m also speaking to myself. I need this just as much as you do. We all need that extra push sometimes. FOLLOW ME √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Monday PUSH appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Homemade Cookie Dough Bites

    yumyucky
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    That’s right ya’ll. Come bask in the deliciousness. click on image to enlarge the tasty morsels After grazing on too much cookie dough ice cream recently, I knew there had to be a better way to maintain the greedy trend of shoving cookie dough down my throat without it being a death sentence to my waistline. Then whaaalah! I came up with a homemade dough that has zero white refined sugar, less butter AND has ingredients that are good for you. The addition of coconut oil and coconut sugar, both with wonderful health benefits, proved to be fantastic substitutions. This recipe comes…
  • Ebola Outbreak Alerts: Key Information and Developing News

    yumyucky
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    last update 8/14/14 image via Wikimedia Commons // Cynthia Goldsmith, CDC This page serves as a centralized place for you to get information on developing news regarding the Ebola Outbreak. It also serves as a reference hub for educational articles regarding the Ebola virus. A link to this page is included in the right sidebar for quick & easy access. Please check back often for updates. World Health Organization’s Ebola Fact Sheet New Ebola Discovery Explains Why Virus Is So Deadly: This virus has been around since 1976, but it’s taken them all this time, and coincidentally…
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    JCD Fitness

  • 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 […]
  • The Psychological Woes Of Physique Enhancement – Why People Fail, Negative Feedback Loops, And The Plague That Is The Shortcut Mentality

    JC Deen
    28 May 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I get hundreds of messages each week via email and Facebook—many of which I’m happy to reply and offer help. However, I see a common occurrence that is robbing many of the amazing results they could have. It’s the shortcut mentality. We want everything to happen quickly, all the while doing as little work possible. […]
  • Scared To Go To The Gym? How To Build The Confidence It Takes To Be Consistent and Get Results

    JC Deen
    3 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    I get questions sent in all the time. Sometimes they’re easy enough to simply send a reply. Other times, they take a little longer, and require a string of emails to help. I do what I can. And then there are times like today where I feel an open response will help many people with […]
  • My Story: Life as a FFB, and My Personal Fitness Struggles

    JC Deen
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    A few days ago, I posted a video about the 3 Common Fat Loss Mistakes You Aren’t Familiar With and today is the second portion of this video series. Today I cover my story: Life as a Former Fat Boy ( and why Men’s Health says I coined the term ‘Former Fat Boy Syndrome’) Why my […]
 
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  • 700 reps to kickstart the 33,333 rep challenge

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    NOTE: Today kicks off your chance to win $1000 of my money with the 21st FREE Turbulence Training Transformation Contest. There is no cost to enter, but there is a deadline to enter. You must start soon. Read the rules here, and then read the message below to see the Transformation that I am doing alongside yours. www.transformationcontest.com/rules.shtml My Transformation Workout Kicked off
  • My 21st TT Transformation Contest Entry of 33,333 bodyweight reps

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    While I was in Europe I did a lot of bodyweight training. I also was pushed by my training partners, Simon Black and Julian M. to think bigger and get outside of my comfort zone.I thought I was pushing myself with bodyweight exercises before. But I wasn't. Now I see what I'm capable of doing. And now I'm laying down a bodyweight gauntlet. Some of these numbers might seem really hard or really
  • Back on the Squat Train

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    Back to the weights. Finally. Had a nice 15-hour hotel-to-farm journey from Prague yesterday, and it went smoothly. I was a little tired and weak today, but the workout was good.1A) Squat1B) Box Jump1C) Decline Pushup2A) Front Squat2B) Good Morning3) DB BGSSI also returned to FB QnA's today and the common question:What's the BEST way to lose weight?Answer:NEVER waste your time with cardio
  • Jump Rope Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    A new study published in Research Quarterly found that just 10 minutes of this fun workout is more effective than doing 30 minutes of cardio.   Don't you want a workout that is 3x's more effective than boring cardio? However, here's the BEST part...It doesn't require fancy equipment and another study found that you'll burn a whopping 285 calories in only 15 minutes. What's the workout?
  • Prague Tower Hike on Saturday

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Big Hike in Prague on Saturday...Up the Petrin Hill and then up the "Leaning Tower of Petrin" (haha). Glorious views. I also liked this photo of the painters in the park with the Prague Castle in the back. Oh, and there's one goofball photo of me on the Charles Bridge. (5 photos) Like .
 
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  • 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 […]
  • The Psychological Woes Of Physique Enhancement – Why People Fail, Negative Feedback Loops, And The Plague That Is The Shortcut Mentality

    JC Deen
    28 May 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I get hundreds of messages each week via email and Facebook—many of which I’m happy to reply and offer help. However, I see a common occurrence that is robbing many of the amazing results they could have. It’s the shortcut mentality. We want everything to happen quickly, all the while doing as little work possible. […]
  • Scared To Go To The Gym? How To Build The Confidence It Takes To Be Consistent and Get Results

    JC Deen
    3 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    I get questions sent in all the time. Sometimes they’re easy enough to simply send a reply. Other times, they take a little longer, and require a string of emails to help. I do what I can. And then there are times like today where I feel an open response will help many people with […]
  • My Story: Life as a FFB, and My Personal Fitness Struggles

    JC Deen
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    A few days ago, I posted a video about the 3 Common Fat Loss Mistakes You Aren’t Familiar With and today is the second portion of this video series. Today I cover my story: Life as a Former Fat Boy ( and why Men’s Health says I coined the term ‘Former Fat Boy Syndrome’) Why my […]
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  • Faceoff: What All-Natural Sports Drinks Are Worth It?

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sports drinks… Can’t live with um, can’t live without um. Well, okay, so we could probably live without them but let’s be real… After a really tough workout or a long day of being out in the heat, guzzling down a flavored sports drink is almost as good as drinking an ice cold beer after spending a day at the beach! Almost. And they do have their place when it comes to healthy fitness and nutrition. Benefits Of Sports Drinks Hydrating… anytime you can get liquid in after a tough sweat session is a plus! Replenishes… during long bursts of exercise (60 minutes or longer) you drain…
  • Legs 4 Days Workout: Bodyweight Workout For Your Lower Body

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ready for a workout? I thought you might be! After all it’s Wednesday and we could all use a little extra direction to make it to the weekend, right? After last week’s chaos, I am happy to report that I’ve got a good show for you today. While the title says a lot, it doesn’t say it all. This workout might have an emphasis on the lower body, but it really does hit a little of everything! Which, of course, make it perfect when you have a tight schedule and need something fast and on the fly. My challenge to you is this… Complete the workout 3-5 rounds as fast as…
  • Pro Athlete Kim Schwabenbauer: How A Woman Should Fuel Her Body For Fitness

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last week I had the great privilege of talking with Ironman pro-athlete and registered dietician Kim Schwabenbauer. And I know what your immediate first thought is… how the heck do you say her name? It really does sound just like you think, break it up into syllables and you’ve got it. And after that, your thought will be proceeded by… An Ironman/woman!? And a registered dietician? How cool is this lady!? She’s is pretty cool, quite amazing actually and lucky for us she put aside time to share some of her story and nutritional knowledge with us. In today’s podcast Kim and I talk all…
  • 7 Things Personal Trainers Do That You Wish They Would Stop

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m not one of those uptight ladies that can’t laugh at herself from time to time. Because trust me, I do! I know I do things that irritate people and I know that I do things that are just downright ridiculous… of course not often (ha!), but it happens. Just ask my husband. Originally, I thought about doing a post on “Things You Do That Personal Trainers Wish You Didn’t” but after some thought, I decided it would be so much better to highlight the things that I do (and 99% of other awesome trainers do) that drive clients mad. If you’re a trainer, if you’ve been trained, or if…
  • Goddess Of Victory Weekend Workout + Nike Shoe Review

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I would like to introduce you to the Goddess Of Victory…. Isn’t she beautiful? In all seriousness, Nike means Goddess of Victory. I know it’s hard to believe that a fitness addict didn’t name her cat after the biggest fitness brand in the world, but to be honest when we got Nike, I wasn’t really a Nike fan. I just loved what it stood for. As soon as we read “Goddess Of Victory” we knew it was a great name for our cat! And that is how Nike came to be in my life. Now, if you watch my Youtube videos or check out my instagram feed, you can see Nike is more in my life these…
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    James Clear

  • The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done

    James Clear
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of motion. In the process, Newton laid the foundation for classical mechanics and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. What most people don’t know, however, is that Newton’s three laws of motion also provide some brilliant insights for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life. Allow me to present Newton’s Laws of Productivity. Newton’s First Law of Productivity First Law of…
  • 7 Improvements I Have Made to My Writing and Work

    James Clear
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Back in June, I took a sabbatical from writing for the entire month. One of the reasons for the break was to reflect on how I could produce a higher standard of work. When I returned in July, I started to test a few of my ideas. Today, I want to share 7 ways my work has improved, what you can expect from me in the future, and what steps I am taking to deliver a higher standard of work to you. 1. Citing references at the end of articles. You may have noticed that I have begun adding a “Sources” section to the end of my articles. For example, my articles on how to sleep better and…
  • How to Build Skills That Are Valuable: Lessons Learned From Selling Matches

    James Clear
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    In the early 1940s, a young boy was growing up in the small county of Almhult in southern Sweden. Within a few years, he would impact millions of people. At the time, however, nobody knew his name. The boy was occupied with a small and relatively simple project. He had recently discovered that it was possible to buy boxes of matches in bulk from Stockholm, which was a few hours away from his small town. He could get the matches for cheap and then sell them individually for a nice profit, but still at a reasonable price. Pretty soon, he was riding around town on his bicycle and selling matches…
  • Photo Essay: The Rocky Mountains and Streams of Colorado

    James Clear
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Each week, I write about the science of behavior change and better ways to build habits. My hope is that the research I share makes it slightly easier to improve your health, happiness, and creativity. But I don’t just want to focus on the highest quality research. I also want to be someone who puts ideas into action. I think it’s just as important to understand what it’s like to make improvements in the real world as it is to ground your ideas in proven science. With that in mind, one of the creative habits I have been working on is my photography. In my 2013 Annual Review,…
  • Mozart as Medicine: The Health Benefits of Music

    James Clear
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    David Binanay started playing the violin when he was five. By age twelve, he performed at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City and, soon after, at the White House. In 2006, fresh off graduation from Villanova University, Binanay was positioned perfectly to build his life around music. He had just moved into his own place and started a job at a high-end violin shop. That’s when he noticed the bleeding. Music and The Mind It was a gastrointestinal bleed. Binanay had experienced one before and he called his mom to let her know what was happening. She wanted to help, but David…
 
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    Quick Weight Loss Principles

  • The Amazing Health Benefits of Fish Oil

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:44 pm
    There are so many health benefits of fish oil, some of which haven't even been discovered yet, that make it an essential supplement to use on a daily basis.
  • Look Good Feel Great Hard Copy

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

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

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

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

  • Fit. Talented. Mad.

    kyleung
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    In the latest Puma advertisement Calling All Troublemakers, the oft-wayward football star Mario Balotelli winks at the camera after getting shown the yellow card for fouling an opponent.read more
  • Cheer, not jeer our sporting heroes

    Kelvtan
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    It was certainly a good show at the new Singapore Sports Hub when the local Selection team took on Italian Serie A champs Juventus last Saturday.   The loud applause and cheers heard for each of the five goals Juve scored in the game ,clearly showed that our football fans were capable of applauding talent, even if it was playing against our own national team, and added to the overall atmosphere of the inaugural football game played in the Sports Hub.   read more
  • O Captain, my Captain

    Kelvtan
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Too soon, Robin, too soon. Those were my first thoughts when news spread like wildfire about the 63-year-old's passing, when he was found dead in his home at Tiburon, California from suspected suicide.read more
  • Praise For Good Etiquette

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

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

  • 6 Weight Loss Myths That Misguide You

    shubhananda
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Usually, we believe what we want to believe. That’s why we sometimes are a few logics away from truth, mistaking myths to be facts. With obesity becoming a serious issue, it’s that wake-up time for all of us to be aware of what’s myth and what’s fact, when it comes to the common and popular...Read More
  • 11 Ways To Lose Weight Without Spending Much Money

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

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

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

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness

  • Home remedies for bright white teeth

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalPearly whites gone pale! One of the most common problems that every dentist comes across. Though we all wish to have pearly white smile, going for crazy expensive treatments definitely burns a hole in our pockets, thank goodness there are some home remedies which are not only easy but very reasonable.Banana peels: Bananas are considered to be a wholesome fruit that houses loads of nutrients. But do you know that banana peels are a great source…
  • Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

    Gautam
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information Portal“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of biological engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, has proven notoriously resistant to scientists’ efforts to study its genes.It can take up to a year to determine the function of a single gene, which has slowed…
  • Want to live longer? Eat Walnuts

    Gautam
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalScientists discovered that these edible seeds cut the risk of dying from cancer by 40 per cent and from cardiovascular disease by at least 55 per cent, the Daily Express reported. In general, nut eaters in the research had a 39 per cent lesser risk of death and walnut eaters in particular a 45 per cent reduced threat. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain, was done on 7,000 people…
  • Exercises for better eyesight

    Gautam
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalIn the time it will take you to read this page (five minutes, we anticipate, for the slow reader), you would have blinked 60 times. Of all the muscles present in your body, those that control your eyes are the most hardworking.Yet, when was the last time you exercised your eyes?Nahur resident Rajesh Arjun Chavan, 38, spends 10 minutes every day doing just that. The marketing professional was diagnosed with macular degeneration, a condition that…
  • 2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

    Gautam
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalIt doesn’t require seven days a week exercise that the current Government guidelines promote. People should do muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups such as legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms, the Daily Expressreported. Experts found that a quick blast of activity staves off the ravages of time and makes for a fit and healthy old age by cutting blood pressure and…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Share Your Message of Hope #VoicesHavePower #vzwbuzz

    Joyce
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Voices Have Power Some of you know I’m a big believer in the link between service, giving, and purpose as a part of a healthy life. Sometimes that giving and purpose is a big commitment – and sometimes it’s small. But just like healthy food and exercise choices, small things done often make a big difference.   #VoicesHavepower   That’s why I love this powerful new campaign from Verizon to stop domestic violence. As someone who was a victim of domestic violence when I was younger (before I met my husband), I hold this issue close to my heart. On the journey from victim…
  • I’m Going Lap-Topless #VZWbuzz

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

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

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

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

  • Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation

    Jenn
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Happy Wordless Wednesday For some of the country, kids are already returning to school. We have a few more weeks. It’s been a really fun summer so far. Here are some highlights from a recent trip to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. If you ever get the chance, it’s a great place to visit! An InLinkz Link-up The post Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • 7 Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

    Jenn
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    For many people, yoga is not the first thing that comes to mind to aid in weight loss. In fact, there are countless yoga poses that are perfect for this goal. So, if you are looking to lose weight, here are the 7 yoga poses to help you reach your weight loss goals. Not only will these poses help shed the flab, but will also help you tone up your body. 7 Fabulous Yoga Poses For Weight Loss 1. Tadasana – Mountain Pose: A very basic stretching pose, it helps you know your physical and spiritual self. Plus, it helps you breathe right. Apart from that, it also boosts the blood circulation…
  • Time for Another Comeback – Back to School Challenge

    Jenn
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Yup, it’s that time again. It’s time to make another comeback. We all need them from time to time. My last “comeback” focused on updating my wardrobe. This time, I am trying to bounce back from an illness. I had an infection in May that caused a major setback in my fitness. It was in my pelvis (sorry if that’s TMI) so it affected practically all movement except for walking. The infection took FOREVER to get under control. I also needed to change my birth control, which has caused a return of cramps, major bloating and PMS each month. Not fun! I turned to food…
  • Clean Eating Tips

    Jenn
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    What is Clean Eating? There’s always a lot of buzz going around about eating clean.  But what exactly does that mean?   Eat organic? Low carbs?  Low Fat?  Eggs or no eggs? “If it didn’t come from the Earth or have a mother, don’t eat it.” ~Jillian Michaels Clean eating is choosing to eat whole, unprocessed, unmodified and unrefined foods.  Sources of these foods include lean meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables, coconut, avocado, olives and pressed oils. Here are a few tips to help make it easier: *Organic- Of course foods that aren’t sprayed with chemicals and pesticides are…
  • 10 Back to School Ideas

    Jenn
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    It’s nearly back to school time. Can you believe it? Here are some fun ideas to help celebrate the occasion and make the return a bit more fun for your kids. Back to School Printables Here is a super cute printable for those back to school photos. I’ll need the 4th and 6th grader cards. I can’t believe my kids are getting that old. WOW! Back to School Treats Send your kids off with a special treat in their lunch box or welcome them home with these yummy cupcakes. Back to School Card What a cute send-off card for any kid. I need to work on some ideas for mine. I think my…
 
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    Fit For Real Life

  • Move Better With These Four Mobility Drills

    Kate Galliett
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In 12 years of doing any gig, you amass an arsenal of ‘items you can use to do the job at-hand better.’ I’ve spent 12 years now working with clients as a fitness pro – and I’ve definitely gathered up a toolbox full of ‘items my clients can use to do the mobility, strengthen, move-better-overall’. It was a fun week sharing 4 of my most key mobility drills daily on the Fit For Real Life facebook page and reading the comments back from folks who tried them & experienced the new depth of ‘feeling it’ they had with each mobility item. Each…
  • Feeding Yourself Better With Steph of Stupid Easy Paleo

    Kate Galliett
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Naturally, former science teacher (& former xterra endurance racer turned Olympic weight lifter!) Steph Gaudreau would recommend that you turn yourself into a science experiment as you embark on your journey towards better health. The teacher turned whole food advocate/recipe creator is very clear about the fact that she has no idea what is the best personalized path for you to take to improve your health – but she knows who does. You. Sure, she has recipes galore to help you get all those healthy foods into your diet. She has gobs of blog posts on the why behind including certain…
  • What To Do When You’ve Got Pain In Your Lower Leg, Foot, Or Toes

    Kate Galliett
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Plantar fasciiitis, heel pain, achilles pain, the always fun “top of the foot” pain, side of the shin pain…..so much pain around the lower leg and foot! Chances are, if you’re feeling fudged up around your lower leg and foot, you could use some ankle mobility re-patterning. By the way, I just recently learned that fudge is delicious….for, like, 3 bites. Most people who start down the path of “ouch, it hurts here” try wearing shoe inserts, taping themselves up with k-tape, or wearing toe spreader thingies thinking those items will solve the pain problem. They don’t. Why?
  • Gambling On The Sunset

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

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

  • It’s Okay to Want. Really, It Is.

    Sukie
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    From the moment you’re born, you long. You take your first breath, and then the whole world is brand new, full of color and light and shapes and sounds and sensations. Most importantly, sensations. As you grow, you reach for the world around you, extending your arms, rolling around the room, learning to crawl and finally to stand and walk. Your system desires mobility because being able to move around lets you explore increasingly large and mysterious aspects of your personal universe. You want to touch everything, to put it in your mouth, often to your parent’s disgrace. Worms…
  • It’s Time to Declare Your Body a No Judgement Zone

    Sukie
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    What do you see when you look in the mirror? I mean really look, not with the glazed over eyes you use to make sure there’s no coffee stains and only an acceptable amount of cat fur clinging to your clothes. When you see yourself, where do your eyes go? If you’re like most people, you probably engage in a combination of selective viewing and judgmental self talk. You keep to the places that don’t make you cringe while a broken record of self flaggelation plays in the back of your mind. I need to eat less. I’ve got to quit with the sugar. Why can’t I lose the…
  • Quitting Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak, It Means You’re Smart.

    Sukie
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. Pain is temporary but quitting is forever. No pain, no gain. Our language is rife with axioms about quitting, or rather about NOT quitting. Never ever for any reason should you give up, give in, throw in the towel, walk off the field or just plain give up. A quitter is seen as someone who is weak willed, lacking character and just plain lazy. But maybe we’re approaching this all wrong. Think about it…if you never quit one thing, you’d have no space to take on something new. I’m sure if you think back on your life, you’ll…
  • Is Stress Taking Over Your Life? Savvy Strategies for Turning Today’s Biggest Epidemic into a Tootheless Tiger

    Sukie
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Stress! It’s on everybody’s mind (and in their bodies). In a culture that’s constantly on the move, it’s tough to outrun the stress demons. In fact, it’s hard to make it through a day without needing anxiety pills just to bring your blood pressure back to normal! Well, the good news is that there are simple and effective ways to deal with stress, and it doesn’t mean you have to quit your job, divorce your spouse, and move to a mountain top. What good would that be? You’d just be lonely, and that would stress you out, too. So, we have to find a better…
  • Preparing for a Performance? Use these unconventional strategies to bewitch your audience

    Sukie
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    No matter how prepared you are for your performance, or if your audience is two people or two hundred (or two hundred thousand), it’s easy to succumb to nerves at the last minute. When the moment arises to step out on stage, the pressure is on. There are no do-overs, no backsies and certainly no time for mistakes. You’ve got to deliver, and you want it to be flawless. But nerves can get in the way of you communicating your message. The more nervous you are, the more likely you are to forget what you were supposed to say, miss a step or flat out freeze. Not to mention that feeling…
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    Elite FTS

  • I’m Not Sad for Mike Matarazzo

    Skip Hill
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    With the passing of Mike Matarazzo still fresh on the minds of many people in the bodybuilding industry, I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss something that has been irritating me for quite a while now. I get that my opinion and position on this may not be looked upon favorably by everyone, but I get that a lot so I’m used to it. I get it when people hear of someone passing and they offer up a statement about how sad it is. I think most people want to convey their condolences and show respect. This makes complete sense to me. I also get that some people simply say what…
  • Elitefts.com to Syndicate Original Content on MensHealth.com

    elitefts staff
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    LONDON, Ohio (August 21, 2014) —Elitefts™ will distribute original content to MensHealth.com, the digital destination of the world’s largest men’s magazine brand, it was announced today. Topics will range from powerlifting, bodybuilding and nutrition to traditional strength and conditioning and sports training. As a leading provider of professional grade strength training equipment and accessories, elitefts™ has differentiated itself over the years by becoming the industry leader in strength training-related educational content. Its goal has always been educating, motivating and…
  • Is Hand and Elbow Position Sabotaging Your Squat?

    Chris Duffin
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    The next step in correcting upper body position in the squat is to take the proper core stabilization we learned in part one and integrate this stabilization all the way up to your shoulders supporting the bar. This will involve where you place your hands and what you do with them. We have already reviewed the importance of maintaining a proper T-Spine position and not flaring the chest upwards, as well as actively cuing deep spinal stabilization to achieve this positioning. Now that you are able to achieve maximum core stability using these cue and proper abdominal pressurization for…
  • Nutrition Strategies for Busy Lifters

    David Allen
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    The role that nutrition plays in health, performance, and physique is well established. As a gym owner, trainer, and athlete, I want to maximize its effects toward all three as well as set a good example for my members, clients, and family. However, despite what you may think, running a gym has actually made this process more difficult than ever. The demands of running my own business pack my schedule full and this can make getting the proper nutrition somewhat difficult at times. As easy as it would be to just say screw it, that isn’t what I want nor is it an attitude that I would…
  • The Philosophy of Muscle: Examinations of the Big Questions

    Brandon Patterson
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    In the several years I’ve known Dr. Melina Bell as a philosophy professor, I’ve become familiar with her research interests. She’s a curious, dogged scholar, with an agile mind that leads to an admirably protean body of work.  She’s also an accomplished natural bodybuilder, with success at multiple levels of competition.  In this interview we talk about her training, the intersection of bodybuilding and philosophy, and the state of the sport itself. Brandon Patterson: Thanks for having me over. Let’s start with your place in academia. Dr. Melina Bell:  I teach Philosophy,…
 
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness

  • How To Use Genetic Testing To Personalize Your Workout And Diet.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last year, in the podcast episode “The Unforeseen Costs of Civilization And What You Can Do About It.“, I spoke to The post How To Use Genetic Testing To Personalize Your Workout And Diet. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The 10 Best Fitness Articles of The Past Year.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m often asked why I don’t “write more articles” here at BenGreenfieldFitness.com. Frankly, in my efforts to be the single The post The 10 Best Fitness Articles of The Past Year. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • How An Internet Entrepreneur Went From A Fat Keyboard Slob To Conquering SEALFit Workouts.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Chris Brogan (pictured above after going from a fat keyboard slob to conquering SEALFit workouts) is author of the book The post How An Internet Entrepreneur Went From A Fat Keyboard Slob To Conquering SEALFit Workouts. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #291: Morning vs. Evening Workouts, Fitness Tips For Newlyweds, Benefits of Protein Fasting & More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. Aug 13, 2014 Podcast: Five Fitness Tips For Newlyweds, The post #291: Morning vs. Evening Workouts, Fitness Tips For Newlyweds, Benefits of Protein Fasting & More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • Episode #291 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    Podcast #291 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/08/291-morning-vs-evening-workouts-fitness-tips-for-newlyweds-benefits-of-protein-fasting/ [0:00:00]   Introduction:           In this episode of the Ben Greenfield fitness podcast:  Five Fitness Tips For The post Episode #291 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
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  • 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).
  • How To Stay Fit Happy and Healthy

    Jacques Laventure
    25 May 2014 | 9:46 am
    Editor’s Notes: If you’ve been listening to the news you already know about our national obesity levels rising by the day. It has never been more important to watch what you are eating and to get an adequate amount of exercise and sleep to keep yourself fit and healthy. Though it may feel like really hard work at first, once you adopt an exercise routine and start to change your sleep patterns, you’ll forget you ever did things differently. There are many effective and easy ways to stay fit and healthy without breaking the bank. Just think about it…maintaining your health now will…
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  • The 5 Things You Need to Know From IDEA World Fitness 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Do you ever wish you could attend a conference with over 12,000 exercise professionals? Do you wish you could sit beside them as they learn what’s new in weight management science and fitness technology or as they learn new exercise techniques and tools? I wish each one of you could have been by my side as I did TRX Atomic Pushups and walked the Expo sampling new protein bars while checking out the latest shoes from Ryka at IDEA World Fitness. Since my budget wouldn’t allow me to buy badges for everyone, let me share THE five things you need to know from IDEA…
  • Farmers Market Finds for August 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez One of the benefits of long summer days is the extra daylight to do more outdoor activities. I have more energy when I leave the gym because it’s not dark out yet. Brian and I can go for evening walks, even if we have errands we need to run first. I can also take advantage of Party in the Park. Party in the Park is the Thursday night happy hour at Farmers Park. While the farmers market isn’t as robust as it is on a Saturday morning, you still have plenty to choose from including samples from local wineries and brewing companies as wells as food vendors. I visited…
  • Quick Cardio With No Equipment Necessary!

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    This week I am in Anaheim for IDEA World Fitness Blogfest. One of the many GREAT things about going to a fitness conference is I don’t have to worry about getting my workouts in! Fitting in fitness on the road otherwise can be a challenge. In case you need a workout for travel (or just something quick for at home on a busy day) here is a workout I did with Paul Adler on KY3 Ozarks Today. It’s four moves with no equipment required.  Let me know what you think! Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez takes you through a 4 move circuit workout, quick cardio with no equipment. The post…
  • Healthy Cooking on a Budget Hacks From A Trained Chef

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Americans spend less on food, as a percentage of income, than anywhere else in the world. We also spend less than we have at any time in history on food. We can produce a lot of food cheaply but unfortunately a lot of it is junk. We are a country divided, with more people eating healthier foods than ever while fast food consumption is also at an all time high. These were ideas presented by Chef Geoff Underwood during the Healthy Cooking on a Budget class. Chef Geoff and Katie Caudle, from Mama Jean’s Natural Market, facilitated this class for the BetterU team last…
  • Healthy Life Lessons from a Type 1 Diabetic

    Pamela Hernandez
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez As I celebrate my D-Day Anniversary and 29 years with type 1 diabetes, I have been thinking about the lessons living with diabetes has taught me: Always carry snacks with you. Test don’t guess. The body loves consistency. Don’t deal with customer service agents when you have low blood sugar. It’s easier to NOT tell TSA you wear an insulin pump. Perhaps the most important lesson is that it’s okay to be different. Type 1 diabetes has made me stand out in many ways, especially when I was a kid. When I was diagnosed in 1985, things were much different than they…
 
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  • Focus T25 workout review

    Bojan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Focus T25 workout program is something that swept the advertisement space with the same intensity as its predecessors, the Insanity workout or P90X, did. It is a home workout program, put on DVD, with its aim to make you lose weight during the period of two months, while doing 25 minutes of exercise per day. In this review, judging by the results I’ve witnessed, I will try to cover why I think it is successful and why it works so well. Inspired by the massive Focus T25 review published on Lifestyle Updated. This is the guy that convinced me to dig into this program. It is based on the…
  • Fitness resources for losing weight

    Bojan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    For most people who start with fitness and try to lose weight, just going to the gym simply won’t suffice. For fitness includes a vast data of information, be that in terms of nutrition, exercise, an overall approach to a healthy lifestyle… And while some might be ok with listening to advice and doing what they’ve been told, others understand that being for life, fitness deserves more attention. So we start educating ourselves, learning mostly through trial and error. Such a process may prove to be an exercise in frustration, and the best way to avoid one error after another, is to tap…
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  • Words for your Walls #DecoratingwithWords

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Words for your Walls #DecoratingwithWords Every time I would walk into my sisters house, or the house of a friend, relative, or neighbor I would see pictures all over the walls.   I was never one of those to have pictures of people on my walls.  I don’t know why, I just wasn’t.  I am not sure if it was due to the fact that the way I decorate never seemed to allow for pictures or if I just didn’t like the way it looked or what.  Well, that changed a few years ago when I came across the words that you can put on your walls.   Snaps!!  What a great idea! I had pictures…
  • History of Modern Medicine

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Presented By CSI Now The post History of Modern Medicine appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
  • Yellow Tags Mean Lower Prices at Cub #CubYellowTags!

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Yellow Tags Mean Lower Prices at Cub #CubYellowTags! Grocery shopping is one of those tasks I love to put off… as long as I can.  But, when I do finally do it you will see me walk into a store with a list in one hand and coupons in the other.  I never shop without those two important things.   And, I never shop without making sure where I shop can offer me the best prices on the things I need to stock my kitchen and home with.  That is why I shop at Cub. Shopping for things that my family loves and uses daily is a daunting task for me.  I am not one much for shopping in general. …
  • Look Your Age with L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation #VLBlurfection

    Sheila Thomas
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Disclosure ~  This is a sponsored post on behalf of L’Oreal Paris and SheSpeaks.  All opinions are 100% Living Smart Girl’s. Look Your Age with L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Foundation #VLBlurfection @SheSpeaksUp and @LOrealParisUSA. I am sure if you are like me, you feel young at heart and might even act younger than you are.  So, why not look how you act or feel?   Being almost 43 (on Sept 9th), I am just taken back every time I look in the mirror.  I see more and more of my Mom in me.  That part I am fine with.  But, the fine lines and wrinkles that stare back at me..
  • Meals Made Easy with Reynolds Wrap

    Sheila Thomas
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Meals Made Easy with Reynolds Wrap #ReynoldsWrap I love cooking and love when I can cook simple.  In the summer most of my cooking is done on my grill and the best meals are made using Reynolds Wrap.   Check out some of the yummy things I make with this great kitchen helper. We love Tilapia and one of the best ways to cook it is on the grill.  But, since it is a flaky fish and would fall apart if just put on the grill, I use Reynolds Wrap.  Here is have 2 different foil packets done up.  I take the Tilapia, cut it into chunks, sprinkle some olive oil on the foil and then layer the fish…
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Fad Fitness Tips Got You Down?

    RITTERSP
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Four things that will always be true about training and racing success is the topic of my latest article on USMS.org.
  • Muscle Reset

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

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

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

    RITTERSP
    6 May 2014 | 11:27 am
    Perfection is the enemy of progress – learn more in my latest post on USMS.org.
 
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  • What can Body Tune clients expect from a Body Tune consultation?

    Shaun Bryce
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies. It is not widely understood by the general public. An initial Motherapy consultation will consist of an assessment of your physical condition, starting with a discussion of the symptoms you are experiencing. Your musculoskeletal alignment, posture, range of movements and biomechanical structure will be examined and assessed. If your myotherapist feels they can be of assistance to you, they will explain their recommendations and begin…
  • The TOP FIVE yoga poses for athletes to help improve performance.

    Luke Scott
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Why you should incorporate yoga with YOGAMIGOS into your weekly training schedule Yoga offers health and wellness benefits for everyone. It is becoming increasingly popular amongst athletes and sports enthusiasts. Yoga can be used in conjunction with other exercise and training routines to enhance performance through; improving flexibility, speeding up recovery and promoting core strength and mental discipline. It is also a fantastic way to enhance well being and build team spirit. Any athlete can benefit from adding yoga to their training regime. The TOP FIVE yoga poses for athletes to help…
  • Winter Wellness

    Adrian Stone
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Winter Is Here Are you at the mercy of winter each year? Do those dreaded colds and flus leave you and your family with runny noses, coughs, sore throats, headaches, fevers and fatigue through the winter months? These symptoms are often the leading cause of time away from school and work. Now is the perfect time to boost your immune system and defend against cold and flu symptoms. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Sharing, Not Always Caring If you frequently catch colds and flus, it may be that your immune system is out of balance and making you more susceptible to catching…
  • What is Clinical Pilates and how could it help me?

    Luke Scott
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Most of us are familiar with the word “Pilates” and no doubt images of impossible holds, awkward positions and rubber-band like flexibility spring to mind. Pilates has fast become one of the most popular ways to exercise the world over, spreading through gyms, community centres and sports groups like wild fire. But did you know that Pilates has been around for almost a century? And since its conception, normal everyday people have been discovering things about their bodies they didn’t know it could do. Pilates offers endless possibilities with a multitude of exercises, making it…
  • How soft tissue massage can enhance your RECOVERY

    Luke Scott
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Athletes and physically active people that train hard, a few or more times a week put a lot of stress through the body’s muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. That’s why it is essential that we have an adequate recovery between our sessions, whether they be cardio, strength or rehabilitation exercises prescribed by our practitioners. We all know that a warm-down or ‘active recovery’ followed by stretching of the muscles after the conclusion of exercise is performed by serious athletes to enhance recovery time. Other techniques employed by active people include deep-water-running,…
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  • Increase Your Training Intensity – Negative Repetitions

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    You can only build muscle tissue if you can generate progressively stronger muscular contractions, so this calls for an emphasis on finding ways to increase exercise intensity. This should not be confused with exercise duration as maximum training intensity will actually shorten the time needed to achieve maximal muscular growth. In an earlier article I outlined the ways in which you can intensify your training. Here we’ll focus on the role that negative repetitions have to play in intensifying the training effect. At the most basic level, human muscles have three types of strength: 1.
  • Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Back

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

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    Becoming familiar with the muscles that make up your body has more benefits than simply allowing you to talk shop with your training partners. The more familiar you are with the muscles you’re working, the better you’ll be able to judge what’s needed to make improvements. In this article we’ll get to know the muscles that make up the chest and upper back. Although they are two distinct areas, the chest and the upper back will be considered together because achieving a muscular balance between them is crucial, particularly in relation to maintaining good posture.
  • Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Shoulders

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

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Becoming familiar with the muscles that make up your body has more benefits than simply allowing you to talk shop with your training partners. The more familiar you are with the muscles you’re working, the better you’ll be able to judge what’s needed to make improvements. In this article we’ll get to know the muscles that make up the lower body. This is where you’ll find the big, strong muscles that allow us to get around. The main muscles found below the waist are as follows: 1. Quadriceps femoris – this is a group of four muscles found at the front of the…
 
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  • What the heck's a RunYak? Find out Aug. 23

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    If you can run and paddle a kayak, canoe or paddle board, why not join Casselberry's fourth annual RunYak at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23? The race features a 2.3K run, 3K paddle and then another 2.3K run.
  • Mount Dora Bicycle Festival 2014: Time to register

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The 40th annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival will be held Oct. 10, 11 and 12, with routes ranging from short fun rides to a 100-miler through the hills of Lake County.
  • Orienteering: Getting a little lost and loving it

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Want to improve your map-reading skills while you get fresh air on a walk in the woods? Try orienteering. Moss Park near Orlando's Lake Nona and Kelly Park near Apopka both offer two orienteering courses in which the goal is to find markers, or "controls," in the woods with the aid of a map and, if desired, a compass. The Moss Park beginners' course controls are numbered 1 through 8, while the advanced course's controls are A through G. At Kelly Park, both the beginners' and intermediate courses have controls numbered 1 through 8.
  • Garmin vivofit fitness band review: Thumbs up

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Garmin was a little late to the fitness band craze, but here are five reasons I purchased the Garmin vivofit over other brands.
  • 55-plus in Orange? Enjoy $10 annual gym membership, more

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    If you don't mind being tagged as a "senior citizen," those 55 and older in Orange County can take advantage a great deal: $10 a year for membership at the Fitness Center at Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex or the Fitness Room at Renaissance Senior Center . The facilities offer treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, weightlifting bars and more. 
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  • Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday~ Meal plan

    jillknapp
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Planning out your day of meals the night before can really help you stay on track… Do it!!  I don’t count calories as much as I log what I eat.  Meal planning and logging your food will help change the way you feel about food.  When you plan it out I look at it as what fuel do I need for my body this week.  Planning each day a week in advance.  If you can’t do that do it the day before.  It takes practice.  If you work pack your food for work.  Have healthy snacks on hand and really make sure your eating small amounts often. Here is a sample of what my day looks like…
  • Thursday’s Thought!!

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

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

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

    jillknapp
    22 May 2014 | 11:12 am
    With Summer here there are lot’s of BBQ’s.. Always bring a Veggie Platter so you will have a healthy option.
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • The 5 Things You Need to Know From IDEA World Fitness 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Do you ever wish you could attend a conference with over 12,000 exercise professionals? Do you wish you could sit beside them as they learn what’s new in weight management science and fitness technology or as they learn new exercise techniques and tools? I wish each one of you could have been by my side as I did TRX Atomic Pushups and walked the Expo sampling new protein bars while checking out the latest shoes from Ryka at IDEA World Fitness. Since my budget wouldn’t allow me to buy badges for everyone, let me share THE five things you need to know from IDEA…
  • Farmers Market Finds for August 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez One of the benefits of long summer days is the extra daylight to do more outdoor activities. I have more energy when I leave the gym because it’s not dark out yet. Brian and I can go for evening walks, even if we have errands we need to run first. I can also take advantage of Party in the Park. Party in the Park is the Thursday night happy hour at Farmers Park. While the farmers market isn’t as robust as it is on a Saturday morning, you still have plenty to choose from including samples from local wineries and brewing companies as wells as food vendors. I visited…
  • Quick Cardio With No Equipment Necessary!

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    This week I am in Anaheim for IDEA World Fitness Blogfest. One of the many GREAT things about going to a fitness conference is I don’t have to worry about getting my workouts in! Fitting in fitness on the road otherwise can be a challenge. In case you need a workout for travel (or just something quick for at home on a busy day) here is a workout I did with Paul Adler on KY3 Ozarks Today. It’s four moves with no equipment required.  Let me know what you think! Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez takes you through a 4 move circuit workout, quick cardio with no equipment. The post…
  • Healthy Cooking on a Budget Hacks From A Trained Chef

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Americans spend less on food, as a percentage of income, than anywhere else in the world. We also spend less than we have at any time in history on food. We can produce a lot of food cheaply but unfortunately a lot of it is junk. We are a country divided, with more people eating healthier foods than ever while fast food consumption is also at an all time high. These were ideas presented by Chef Geoff Underwood during the Healthy Cooking on a Budget class. Chef Geoff and Katie Caudle, from Mama Jean’s Natural Market, facilitated this class for the BetterU team last…
  • Healthy Life Lessons from a Type 1 Diabetic

    Pamela Hernandez
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez As I celebrate my D-Day Anniversary and 29 years with type 1 diabetes, I have been thinking about the lessons living with diabetes has taught me: Always carry snacks with you. Test don’t guess. The body loves consistency. Don’t deal with customer service agents when you have low blood sugar. It’s easier to NOT tell TSA you wear an insulin pump. Perhaps the most important lesson is that it’s okay to be different. Type 1 diabetes has made me stand out in many ways, especially when I was a kid. When I was diagnosed in 1985, things were much different than they…
 
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  • Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation

    Jenn
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Happy Wordless Wednesday For some of the country, kids are already returning to school. We have a few more weeks. It’s been a really fun summer so far. Here are some highlights from a recent trip to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. If you ever get the chance, it’s a great place to visit! An InLinkz Link-up The post Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • 7 Best Yoga Poses For Weight Loss

    Jenn
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    For many people, yoga is not the first thing that comes to mind to aid in weight loss. In fact, there are countless yoga poses that are perfect for this goal. So, if you are looking to lose weight, here are the 7 yoga poses to help you reach your weight loss goals. Not only will these poses help shed the flab, but will also help you tone up your body. 7 Fabulous Yoga Poses For Weight Loss 1. Tadasana – Mountain Pose: A very basic stretching pose, it helps you know your physical and spiritual self. Plus, it helps you breathe right. Apart from that, it also boosts the blood circulation…
  • Time for Another Comeback – Back to School Challenge

    Jenn
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Yup, it’s that time again. It’s time to make another comeback. We all need them from time to time. My last “comeback” focused on updating my wardrobe. This time, I am trying to bounce back from an illness. I had an infection in May that caused a major setback in my fitness. It was in my pelvis (sorry if that’s TMI) so it affected practically all movement except for walking. The infection took FOREVER to get under control. I also needed to change my birth control, which has caused a return of cramps, major bloating and PMS each month. Not fun! I turned to food…
  • Clean Eating Tips

    Jenn
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    What is Clean Eating? There’s always a lot of buzz going around about eating clean.  But what exactly does that mean?   Eat organic? Low carbs?  Low Fat?  Eggs or no eggs? “If it didn’t come from the Earth or have a mother, don’t eat it.” ~Jillian Michaels Clean eating is choosing to eat whole, unprocessed, unmodified and unrefined foods.  Sources of these foods include lean meats, eggs, fruits, vegetables, coconut, avocado, olives and pressed oils. Here are a few tips to help make it easier: *Organic- Of course foods that aren’t sprayed with chemicals and pesticides are…
  • 10 Back to School Ideas

    Jenn
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    It’s nearly back to school time. Can you believe it? Here are some fun ideas to help celebrate the occasion and make the return a bit more fun for your kids. Back to School Printables Here is a super cute printable for those back to school photos. I’ll need the 4th and 6th grader cards. I can’t believe my kids are getting that old. WOW! Back to School Treats Send your kids off with a special treat in their lunch box or welcome them home with these yummy cupcakes. Back to School Card What a cute send-off card for any kid. I need to work on some ideas for mine. I think my…
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  • Dr. J’s 10 Reasons You are Still Fat

    CalorieLab
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) woodleywonderworks/Flickr Why are you still fat? No, the reason that you are still fat is not a virus, genetics, medications, unlucky metabolism, or a bad childhood, boss, or relationship. There are likely several reasons, and they come from this list: You skipped school. No. not formal education: fat education. You never learned about portion control, calorie math, or calorie density. Applying these skills will keep you from not feeling comfortable in any clothing other than that one-size-that-really-does-fit-all, graduation cap and gown. You want to eat like those models in fast…
  • The Science of Breaking Bad Habits and Creating Healthy Ones

    CalorieLab
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wendy Wood, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California, has researched the way that we make and break habits. “My interest in habits comes from observing how difficult it is to change repeated behaviors in daily life,” says Wood. People associate a place or person with a response, explains Wood, and the habitual response “does not require a supporting goal, [so they] thus repeat good and bad habits.” I continually write about how important it is to make a lifestyle change rather than just going on a diet or exercising…
  • Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels: Hacking Anorexia’s Positive Emotions

    CalorieLab
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) ·S/Flickr “I feel fat!” Those three words just uttered by my friend next to me during our Stairmaster workout were followed by, "I know I just did an aerobics class earlier this morning, and I plan to do one this evening. “You are not fat,” I quickly replied, “and if you keep talking this way, I’m going to trace your outline on a big piece of paper and show it to you!” After our exercise program was finished we had a more serious talk about her concerns and my concerns. My friend is extremely fit. She eats a very clean healthy…
  • Researchers Say BMI Ranges are Inaccurate, Underestimate Obesity

    CalorieLab
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If Obamacare is the second least liked aspect of the healthcare system, the BMI is the first! I hate to say I told you so, but … One of the biggest complaints about the BMI is that it is inaccurate for young men, underestimating their muscle mass and calling them fat! Sorry guys, no not because you are right about that unappreciated six-pack, but because research done by Deakin University in Australia finds that not only are you not as fit as you thought, but that you are even more fat than your “erroneous” BMI says! The study, recently published in the open access journal…
  • Dr. J’s 5 Tips to Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

    CalorieLab
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Kevin Dooley/Flickr Okay, you are now committed to your health and fitness. You have your new multicolored running shoes and maybe that shiny membership card to the gym. Your fridge is stocked with healthy foods and Eye of the Tiger is playing on your iPod. Well that’s all great, because a positive attitude is so important to being successful, however, even with all this, you still may have some difficulties if you don’t pay attention to these suggestions to help you with your fat loss. Start slowly. You are in this for the long run. This is a marathon, a lifestyle…
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  • Tima Turieva 115kg Snatch + 148kg Clean & Jerk 2014 Russian Champion

    Gregor
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Meanwhile in Russia … Yesterday you read her interview, today you see Tima Turieva perform. In the 69kg weight class at the 2014 Russian Championships she went 6/6 with: Snatch: 106, 111, 115kg Clean & Jerk: 135kg, 144, 148kg (She won the 2013 Worlds 63kg with 110 + 140) Tima Turieva 115kg Snatch + 148kg Clean & Jerk 2014 Russian Champion is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Ilya Ilyin 205kg Snatch off Blocks

    Gregor
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:44 am
    Meanwhile in Kazakhstan Okay, we are officially entering crazy territory. After his 241kg Clean & Jerk from “Big Friday”, Ilya Ilyin Snatches 205kg off Blocks! 5kg more than his pre-London 2012 PR of 200kg. Follow his Progress with the Ilya Tracker. YouTube Mirror: Ilya Ilyin 205kg Snatch off Blocks is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Tima Turieva Interview

    Gregor
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Here is the next interview in our series of interviews with Russian weightlifters. We got to talk with 22 year old Tima Turieva. She is the 2013 World & 2014 European Champion in the 63kg category. The interview was once again conducted by Alexey Goldbergs from wodloft.ru where you can find the Russian version. The translation is brought to you by the ATG Shirt. Thanks to everybody who has bought one. Update:  Tima won the 2014 Russian Championships with 115kg + 148kg (in 69kg). Thanks to Lisa D. for the typographic consultation and to Aleksandr Zakharov for letting me use the…
  • Ilya Ilyin 241kg Clean & Jerk

    Gregor
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Meanwhile in Kazakhstan … This one is from Ilya Ilyin’s last “Big Friday” (where he also did the 189kg Snatch). 241kg Clean & Jerk! Yesterday he weighed in at 113.34kg. This surpasses his pre-London 2012 training PR of 240kg (at 106kg, mentioned in his Klokov Interview). Follow his Progress with the Ilya Progress Tracker Spreadsheet (includes bodyweight chart). Update: A week later Ilya Snatched 205kg off Blocks. Long Video It also shows his Snatch PR. He missed 188kg twice. Then added 1kg to make 189kg (2:30). He also got under 191 a couple of times. For the…
  • Rustem Sybay 260kg Front Squat + 290kg Squat

    Gregor
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Meanwhile in Kazakhstan … Rustem Sybay gets a 260kg Front Squat. He, along with Zulfiya Chinshanlo, was selected for the Asian games team, where he is going to fill a spot in the 85kg. In case you didn’t see the update on his 170 + 221kg post, he also got a 290kg Back Squat PR. Rustem Sybay 260kg Front Squat + 290kg Squat is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
 
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  • How To Squat

    Scott Andrew Bird
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Over to the incredible Alan Thrall. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free. straighttothebar.com/strengthkit
  • Looking At : Aug 17, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:04 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. Athos Sensor-Laden Workout Clothing : How well are you performing during your workouts? Time to find out. A Tattoo Biosensor and a Sweat-Powered Biobattery : 'Researchers have designed a sensor in the form of a temporary tattoo that can both monitor a person's progress during exercise and produce power from their perspiration.' Love it. The Financial Benefits of Segregated Bike Lanes : Very interesting research. Haptic…
  • Video for Gymchat 253 - Improving Recovery & Performance (Sincere Hogan)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Thanks again to everyone who watched and joined in the discussion Gymchat 253 - Improving Recovery & Performance [with New Warrior Training Systems' Sincere Hogan and Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video. It was a fantastic discussion. Josh and Sincere discussed : 00:46 Sincere Hogan's training background 07:20 Basic idea of recovery (in a training context) 12:26 Recovery for athletes / Eating frequency 18:32 Thoughts on Intermittent Fasting / Giving your…
  • Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength (2nd Edition)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength (2nd Edition).Looks good. Although it's not out for a while yet (Oct 12), I'm keen to check out the 2nd Edition of Jim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength. I'll certainly be posting a review shortly after it becomes available; in the meantime, a couple of brief comments from the first edition of the book : Readers will appreciate the combination of plain facts and expert advice. Anyone looking to build muscle mass will appreciate this thorough, no-nonsense guide to proper strength-training technique. The book is very well written, and…
  • Gymchat 253 - Improving Recovery & Performance (Sincere Hogan)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Sincere Hogan.No matter what your training goals are, chances are that at some point you've thought about recovery. What to do - and when - in order to spend as much quality time as possible around the iron. This week we'll be exploring those various recovery options. The things to do before/during/after training, and between the workouts themselves. Adjusting sleep, oxygen intake, temperature and so on. Helping us get a handle on everything is New Warrior Training Systems' Sincere Hogan, joined by Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your…
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    Finding My Fitness

  • How to Avoid Having Loose Skin After Losing Weight

    jason
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    You finally worked up the drive that you need to lose that weight that you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to lose for the last couple months. You begin hitting the treadmill and eating fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. Your progress begins to show on the scale, but then your friend tells you something that makes you a bit leery of losing this weight. They tell you that people who lose weight end up with saggy skin, which you think kind of defeats the purpose of losing the weight in the first place. Lucky for you, there are ways to lose weight without ending up…
  • Swim For Better Heart Health

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

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

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

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

    michael
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Lower Body Bodyweight Exercises Working the lower body is crucial part of a successful exercise program. You need a strong, stable platform for each and every exercise that you do which makes it that more important you work your legs on a regular basis. This post will give you what you need to build that strong foundation by listing five great lower body bodyweight exercises for the legs. 1. Bodyweight Squat The first of the lower body bodyweight exercisese that works all the muscles in the your legs is the the bodyweight squat. To do the squat, follow these instructions: 1: Standing straight…
  • 5 Upper Body Bodyweight Exercises You Should Try

    michael
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Upper Body Bodyweight Exercises The foundation to a great upper body physique is a strong upper back, well defined chest, broad shoulders, defined arms, and bodyweight traing can help you achieve this. In this post I’ll help you develop these muscle groups by listing 5 upper body bodyweight exercises that target these areas. 1) Push Up One of the most popular and effective upper body bodyweight exercises is the push. This exercise targets your chest, shoulders, and triceps. To do the push up, follow these instructions: Kneel down with your hands on the floor, make sure your hands are…
  • Understanding Your Cardio Workout Routine

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

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

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

  • What’s It Like To Hit Your Fitness Bottom?

    Kim
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you decide to get into shape, most of us have that rock bottom moment and say to ourselves, this must change. I can’t handle this anymore. I want to look in the mirror and love what I see. I don’t want to hide from cameras. Maybe you’ve been thinking about making this change for awhile but didn’t want to go it alone or maybe you didn’t know where to start. Maybe you’ve started and then stopped becasue you got frustrated or you weren’t seeing changes as fast as you wanted. Here is where you pull up your big girl panties and say I’m tired of…
  • 4 Best Workouts With Weights To Burn Fat And Build Strength

    Kim
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you are looking to turn your body into a fat burning machine, then working out with weights can be a great method to that end. Below you will find 4 workouts guaranteed to help you burn fat like never before. Now I say this and want to advise you that you if you want to build strength and burn fat you must lift heavy. So.. toss those pink dumbbells. The Squat — This workout focuses on the legs. Your feet should be shoulder width apart and planted firmly on the floor. 

You can use 2 dumbbells holding in each hand OR 1 dumbbell holding it in the middle. Dumbbell/Kettlebell Swings…
  • Track Your Progress!!

    Kim
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When you typically start a fitness program that first question you ask yourself is when am I going to see results. Well, I ask you how are you going to track results. Are the results you are seeking are measurable. If you told a stranger on the street would they be able to know? I always challenge my clients to come up with goals that are MEASURABLE. If you don’t measure it do, you cant’ manage it. What are 2 simple ways to track weight loss progress. There are different types of measurements you can take.  It is a good idea to have several options so that you can get a balanced…
  • What’s The Best Exercise The Lose Weight?

    Kim
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most people ask me that question and I answer the same way. What do you like to do? Because if you like to do it, you’ll be more likely to stick with it. It could be something that you will do the short-term or long-term, but you shouldn’t look at it as a chore. Choosing Something You Love Tweet this If you choose a form of exercise that you love, you will not think of it as a form of torture or something that you are being forced to do.  Instead, you can look forward to the event and put even more effort into it. A great example is if you love to dance.  Find out about classes…
  • Define The Reason for Your Weight Loss Journey

    Kim
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you want to lose weight successfully, you must have a solid reason for starting this journey.  This is so that when you are feeling a little down, a little unmotivated, you have something to think about that will help get you back in the right frame of mind. This will help you to continue until you hit your weight loss goal.  I call this your fitness why. For me your fitness why needs to be personal. I find that when someone else sets the terms you are less likely to follow through and complete your journey. Typically when I say this, folks are like I’m not sure what you are you…
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    Stay Fit

  • 10 Reasons Men Need To Stop The Crash Diets

    Shaun
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    10 Reasons Men Need To Stop The Crash Diets >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
  • Advanced Triceps Routine

    Shaun
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Advanced Triceps Routine >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
  • It’s Black On THIS Fit Buzz Friday

    Shaun
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
    It’s Black On THIS Fit Buzz Friday >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
  • Responding to a Fitbuggers Request

    Shaun
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Responding to a Fitbuggers Request >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
  • A Brief Rundown of the Best Body Building Supplements on the Market

    Shaun
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    A Brief Rundown of the Best Body Building Supplements on the Market >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
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    沖縄青の洞窟がおすすめなワケ

  • 沖縄の青の洞窟は、どれくらい人気があるの?

    blogger
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    沖縄の青の洞窟は、とても人気のあるスポットです。 沖縄旅行に行かれる方のほとんどが、スケジュールに組み込んであるといっても過言ではありません。 そのため、沖縄の青の洞窟の最高のシーズンである夏にかけては、とても多くの人た […]
  • 沖縄の青の洞窟の魅力って?

    blogger
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:30 am
    沖縄の青の洞窟は、沖縄旅行をする方たちのスケジュールにはほとんど組み込まれているほど、人気の高いスポットです。 その魅力は、行った人にしかわからないほど美しく、神秘的な景色と体験ができるから。 イタリアにもある青の洞窟で […]
  • 沖縄の青の洞窟を最高に楽しめるのは、いつ?

    blogger
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:29 am
    沖縄の青の洞窟は、春夏秋冬、ほぼ1年中楽しむことができます。 とはいえ、各季節にはそれぞれ特徴があるので、それを知っておく方がよいでしょう。 12月から2月くらいの冬の間は、混雑もしていないのにきれいな景色は変わらないと […]
 
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    Coach Calorie

  • How to Get Over Your Fear of Eating More Calories

    Tony Schober, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    You’re not eating enough to lose weight, and your fear of eating more food is holding you back. Here’s how to bump up your calories without stressing out. How Eating Too Few Calories Affects Your Weight Loss Chances are, your weight loss woes are NOT a result of eating too much. In fact, you’re likely eating below your BMR and not getting enough nutrition to support your activity levels. Eating fewer and fewer calories does not result in better weight loss. When your body senses an energy deficit it slows its metabolism by reducing the output of important hormones. Keep your…
  • The No-Gimmick Best Way to Detox Your Body

    Tony Schober, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    90% of the detox programs on the market are nothing but gimmicky scams that harm your health. Here’s the right way to detox your body… Most Detox Plans Cause More Harm Than Good I have to cringe every time I see another article on how to detox. These detox plans have many things in common. The main ideas of most of them are: Resting the body using some kind of fasting protocol. Juicing veggies or fruit. Eating very low calories. Ridding the body of toxins. These are just the most common principles. There are many more extreme detox protocols too. I’ve even seen fasting for…
  • What Should I Eat Before Bed to Keep Me Fit and Sane?

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Many people worry that eating late at night will keep them from losing weight. Find out if that’s true, and see what you should eat at night to stay fit. Does Eating Before Bed Keep You From Losing Weight? Despite what you might have heard, eating food after a certain time isn’t in-and-of-itself going to keep you from losing weight. That’s like saying eating breakfast makes you gain weight. While proponents of not eating after a certain time tout their results, you have to question if the weight loss was a result of not eating after a certain time, or if it was simply due to…
  • Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Healthy snacks are a great way to treat yourself without feeling guilty from all the artificial flavors and preservatives in the typical supermarket baked goods section. During my quest to find the perfect healthy snack, I stumbled upon an excellent idea to make a cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie. This is my own personal adaptation. Finding That Elusive Nighttime Snack I don’t know about you, but nights are when I want to snack. The days…not so much. I needed to find a way to satisfy that craving without it interfering with my goals. I needed the snack to satisfy some…
  • How to Get Started Losing Weight For the Very Last Time

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Tired of starting the weight loss process over and over again from the beginning? Here’s how to make this time the last time you ever try to lose weight. Make a Commitment to do Whatever it Takes Make a promise to yourself that you will do whatever it takes to make this the last time you try to lose weight. Certain aspects of weight loss are going to initially make you feel uncomfortable. You have to be willing to ignore your rationalizations and push forward no matter what. Reflect on Your Individual Personality Your personality has a lot to do with your success. Stop and think about…
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  • Balance and Fitness Assessments for Seniors Now Available in Denver Metro Area

    LeeAnn Langdon
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    "Sign me up for assisted living! I can't wait to give up my home, move to an institution and say goodbye to my privacy and independence." You're not likely to hear any older adults saying those words any time soon! We all want to stay in our homes and retain our independence and autonomy as long as possible. For many older adults, the ability to remain independent is closely tied to maintaining the physical abilities needed to perform the activities of daily living. A loss of strength, flexibility or balance can quickly lead to a loss of independence.  A new service from Prime of Life…
  • 5 Reasons Your Aging Parents Need In-Home Fitness Training

    LeeAnn Langdon
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:28 am
    Should you consider in-home fitness training for your aging parents? In my work with clients at midlife and beyond, and in my own personal life, I see the challenges adult children face as they watch their own parents aging. At a time when you're overwhelmed by the demands of your own life, you're also faced with the reality that your parents are getting older and requiring more attention and care. Layer on top of that the changing dynamics of the parent/child relationships as the caregiving roles begin to reverse, and you can see how challenging it is to navigate this time of life. A number…
  • Positive Wellness, Positive You at Colorado Free University

    LeeAnn Langdon
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:10 am
    Wouldn't it be great if you felt healthy, happy and fulfilled all the time? If you'd like to enjoy a whole-person state of wellness that's so much more than just the absence of illness, you'll want to check out the newest Prime of Life Fitness class at Colorado Free University. Positive Wellness, Positive You is a two-night introduction to the concept of positive health. An offshoot of the positive psychology movement, positive health looks for ways people can identify and maximize their health assets to achieve wellness in all areas of their lives.  It's about leveraging strengths, not…
  • Are You Trying or Practicing? Reframing Your New Year's Resolutions

    LeeAnn Langdon
    7 Jan 2014 | 10:56 am
    It's that time. The start of a New Year fills us all with optimism and renewed resolve to begin new projects and make positive changes in our lives. Not surprisingly, the top resolution for Americans in 2014 is to lose weight. According to research conducted by the University of Scranton and reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45% of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions. Of those who make resolutions 24% fail every year, 49% have infrequent success, and only 8% are successful. Those numbers may sound discouraging until you hear that people who explicitly make resolutions…
  • How Many Calories Do I Need?

    LeeAnn Langdon
    19 Jun 2013 | 6:15 pm
    Maintaining a healthy weight requires maintaining a state of approximate equilibrium between the fuel you consume in the form of food and the fuel you burn in the form of activity. Judging from the sad reality that 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese, I'd say we could all use a little refresher on how to figure out just how much fuel (how many calories) we need each day. First, let's define a couple of key terms: Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE) Basal Metabolic Rate is the amount of fuel you need to maintain basic bodily functions such as breathing,…
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    Nerd Fitness » Blog

  • Days of Future Past: How to Use Time Travel for Success

    Steve
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    One of the hottest movies so far this summer has undoubtedly been X-Men: Days of Future Past. It combined the best of the new X-Men films with the best of the old X-men films (though sadly no Nightcrawler), and stuck them in one giant blockbuster. How can you have young wolverine and old wolverine, young Magneto and old Magneto, young Charles Xavier and old Charles Xavier? Time travel! Everybody loves a good time travel story – from Star Trek to Looper to Chrono Trigger - it’s so much fun to think about what could happen if we could go back into the past, talk to our younger…
  • Proper Gym Etiquette: How to Not be a Newbie in the Gym

    Steve
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I remember the first time I ever set foot in a gym. I was 16, a day removed from getting cut from the basketball team, and I planned on getting “big and strong.”  The problem, was…I didn’t know what I was doing!  I sheepishly wandered from machine to machine, doing a set of this, 10 reps of that…and then I tried to do the ONE exercise I thought I knew: the bench press! After loading up more weight on the bar than my total weight, my spaghetti arms shakily removed the weight from the safety rack, and I proceeded to drop it directly on my chest.  Panicking, I…
  • How to Become a Morning Person

    Steve
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I have been on Team “Night Owl” for as long as I can remember. Sure, I remember waking up as a kid to watch Mr. Wizard before taking the bus school, but as I grew older I shifted my daily routine further and further back.  By high school, I was struggling to get out of bed to get to school on time, and all through through college an “early” bed time was 2 am. Even in my adult life I struggled to get to bed before 1 am.  During my nearly six years of writing articles for Nerd Fitness, I’d guess that 90% of my writing was done after 10 pm. And I wanted to be…
  • Limitless: What if you could access more of your brain?

    Steve
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    “You know how they say we can only access 20% of our brain? This lets you access all of it.” And just like that (with the help of a tiny myth), the plot for the book/movie Limitless was established, and my brain started to go absolutely bonkers thinking of all of the possibilities. I know I’m not alone.  Although this novel came out years ago and the movie came out in 2011, I’ve continually heard it mentioned in excited conversations amongst my friends. It’s no surprised it garnered so much attention – it’s a story that we’ve all probably…
  • Stop Delaying the Inevitable

    Steve
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    “Do you hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.”  - Agent Smith, The Matrix Whether it’s the Matrix, Terminator, or just about any comic, inevitability is a pretty awesome plot device. But it’s also a whole lot more than that. Without you realizing it, “inevitability” can govern our lives, and become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Fortunately, we get to choose the ending of this prophecy: Person A: Blah, I’m just going to end up fat and sad and have blood pressure problems like my dad.  It runs in my family and I’m going to…
 
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  • 5 Myths About Green and Organic Labeling

    Lynn Adren
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:01 pm
    You strive to keep your home as toxic free as possible. Buying organic food, growing your own seasonal produce, and creating a chemical free environment for your family are your goals. How would you feel if you found out that some of your so-called organic and green products were not living up to their labels? […]
  • Stop Smoking With Bananas

    moleskin eriegirl
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    How long have you been smoking? How many times have you tried to quit? Nicotine is one of the most powerfully addictive substances in the world. It’s easy to get hooked and hard to quit. Never give up, though, because the health benefits of a cigarette-free lifestyle are worth the struggle. You can do it […]
  • The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

    Lynn Adren
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Do you yawn frequently during the day? Are you often listless and lethargic? Do you find it hard to focus on the road while driving? Are you sometimes cheerful one moment and irritable the next? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re probably suffering from sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is one of […]
  • How to Accelerate Your Arm Development if You Have Weak Arms

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    You’re a regular lifter. You walk into the gym week after week, doing all your sets and reps exactly as prescribed. And after a few months, you still don’t look good in those t-shirts because your arms are too skinny. Meanwhile, you see people walking all around your gym with massive biceps. These people don’t […]
  • 5 Considerations for Dinner Guests With Health Concerns

    Jessica Purple
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports over 25 percent of Americans are diagnosed with some form of chronic health condition and are required to observe a special diet. The odds are high that your dinner guests may have dietary restrictions. It’s acceptable and thoughtful to ask a guest if they follow a […]
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  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #156 – Probiotics For Treating Fatty Liver Disease, Health Risks of E-Cigarettes, and 10 Benefits of Deadlifts

    Alex Juel
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, according to a new study Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is when more than 5-10% of the liver is fat. NAFLD is more likely to develop in people who are obese or who have diabetes. This study found that by giving rats probiotics for a month, the accumulation of fat that’s stored in their liver was less than what was stored in rats who did not receive the probiotics. The probiotics used in the study were Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium breve, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Vanilla Pudding Pops…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #155 – Gelatin for Joint Pain, The Dangers of Going Gluten Free, and Making 5 Meals Out of 1 Roast

    Alex Juel
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    I ride my bike to work everyday and I always record my rides in case I’m hit by a car, but I never thought to put any of my footage online. I occasionally come across some interesting things, so I decided that I’d upload it to YouTube and post it here. I’m going with two categories for now – “things that annoy cyclists” and “things that cyclists love.” I’ve already published a couple of videos recently, but keep an eye out for more in the coming weeks. But for now, check out some of the cool things I’ve read lately. Gelatin/Collagen…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #154 – Why You Can’t Remember Being a Baby, Why Sunscreen in the US Sucks, and Food Ingredients That Sound Dangerous But Aren’t

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

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

    Alex Juel
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Click to view slideshow. There’s a cool new 5K coming to the Denver area (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park actually) on August 16th, 2014 and the organizers contacted me to offer a 20% off discount code to my readers. If you’re bored of plain ol’ 5Ks, you’re gonna love the Hit and Run 5K. It’s a unique experience featuring mechanical obstacles, giant inflatables, dodge balls, foam craziness, water and much more. Check out the video at the bottom of this post to see what you’re in for. It’s a fun race designed for all ages, aged 10 and up. You can…
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  • 10 Unusual But Scientific Weight Loss Strategies That Make A Difference

    evilcyber
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    Counting calories, low carb, low fat – you’ve heard it all. But did you consider these unusual factors in your weight loss strategy?Vanilla Your PlaceLight up a candle scented with vanilla and your lust for after-dinner desserts goes down.A UK study had people wear vanilla-scented patches and they lost 4.5 pounds. Those with a lemon patch or no patch lost only 1.5 lbs.I’m not sure this will work if you fancy burritos or a pizza. Smelling those could make you hungry. But where would you find pizza-scented candles, anyway?Chewing GumA 2011 study asked 60 people to have a sweet…
  • The Best Cheap High Protein Snack Out There

    evilcyber
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Are you buying expensive protein bars for your protein on the road? How about a guilt-free cheap high protein snack instead?$1 For 30 G Protein I just checked the price for the bestselling protein bar over at Amazon, which came out as $2.08 per bar.But one of those bars has only 20 g protein, meaning you need one and a half to get 30 g.$3.12 for 30 g of protein? How about $1? And with no artifical flavorings, colourings etc. to boot?Click here to view the embedded video.Not For Everyone?Again, I’ll be the first to admit that pork rinds aren’t for everyone. I was introduced to them…
  • The Early Deaths Of Health And Nutrition Gurus

    evilcyber
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    Following the footsteps of popular health and nutrition gurus could be the most unhealthy thing you ever attempted to do.Do As I Do – Better NotFor all they tell us they know about healthy eating, many diet, nutrition and health gurus have a very bad track record of living to ripe old age.This afternoon I sat down and checked how some of the more popular ones fared. You would expect them to reach at least 90, given what they promise us.Not so, unfortunately. Check how they compare to the average US life expectancy for men (77) and women (82).K. Dun Gifford (-6) Mr. Gifford was a…
  • The Easy Method To Achieve Long-Term Weight Loss

    evilcyber
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    What is the hard part of losing weight? Losing it or keeping it off? Here’s why losing weight is hopeless for you – if you don’t follow one simple tip.I’m The Stuff Of Legends?Last month I came across an intriguing story. It said I’m a hero worthy of tales told to your grandchildren and endowed with superpowers found in only a very few.Because I managed to lose weight and keep it off. For six years now.You, on the other hand, are very likely hopeless. You better forget about dieting. Because you will fail:There’s a disturbing truth that is emerging from the…
  • 11 Things You Never Figured Were Cardio

    Nicole
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Running and cycling not really your idea of fun? Still want to be active? Then try stuff you’ll enjoy!What Is Cardio, Anyway?Cardio is any activity that gets your heart rate up. All you have to do is do something that gets your heart rate up.Stop translating cardio as running or anything else you hate. All of the below activities qualify. The number of calories burned is per half hour and for a 145 lbs (65 kg) person.11. Playing Tag – 90 kcalEeny, meeny, miney, moe – you can play it with kids but who says grown-ups don’t get as much enjoyment out of it?10. Poor…
 
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  • Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

    Jackie Willey
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce A friend of mine recently recommended I read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  She recommended it because as a literature major she found it to be worthy of the title “good literature”.  That almost deterred me from reading it.  I am glad I stuck with it, not because it is good literature, but because it is the story of one man’s walk to the post office that turns into a life changing journey. The recently retired Harold Fry receives a letter from a former co-worker informing him that she has…
  • Kubota Garden In Seattle, Washington

    Jackie Willey
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Kubota Garden I recently traveled to Seattle to visit my niece who was 8 months pregnant.  Needless to say I was not able to enjoy most of the things I normally do when I visit like hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park.  After spending several days eating, including an evening spent enjoying way too much food at a Taste of West Seattle we went in search of a more healthy activity. After much searching on the Internet and flipping through apps we found Kubota Garden.  We laced up our tennis shoes (hiking boots are not necessary) and leashed up the dog (dogs on a leash are allowed) and headed…
  • Gibbs Gardens Is A Walk In The Park

    Jackie Willey
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Gibbs Gardens Georgia All I could think about when I was walking around Gibbs Gardens last fall for the first time was “how could I have lived in Atlanta for 20 years and not known this was here?”  Gibbs Gardens is a real treasure for all Atlanta and North Georgia walkers. I drove there from Atlanta with a few friends.  We made several stops on our way so it took us a little longer to get there but it is about an hour’s drive from North Atlanta to Gibbs Gardens which is located in Cherokee County.   When we arrived the parking lot was packed and I immediately let my mind wander…
  • Walk Around Your Local Farmers Market

    Jackie Willey
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
      Tulips It is a sure sign that spring is here and summer is on its way when you start receiving emails with the opening dates of your local farmers market……..and I could not be more excited!  I love going to the market, chatting up the vendors, visiting with neighbors from the community and perusing all the local produce and locally produced food items. Granted in April the ratio of produce to cookies, pies and cakes is pretty low and let’s face it even gluten-free, organic baked goods are still not as good for you as strawberries and blueberries.  Still it is a sign that better…
  • Will You Live 10 More Years? Take This Simple Walking Test

    BJ
    23 Oct 2013 | 10:11 pm
    How Long Will You Live? I grew up in a retirement community in Florida.  At the ripe age of 5 years old I would sit in rocking chairs on 70 year old neighbors’ front porches and reminisce  about the good old days.  All of my friends were “young” for their age but inevitably as we all grew older, there would be a slowing down of my dear friends.    When you grow up in a retirement community, you witness how quickly “young” turns “old.” This “slowing down” which we witness as our friends, parents and grandparents age is actually an…
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  • Shoulder Exercises with Weights on Fitness Boot Camp Holidays

    Chad
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    In our last post we went over some exercises that were used for warm up and ones that only used body weight. If you have progressed passed the point of using just your body weight you can move into using either dumbbells, barbells, or kettlebells to add additional weight and to use different exercises. Here are some of the common shoulder exercises with weights on fitness boot camp holidays. The shoulders are used in almost every activity of the upper body. Therefore it is important to have strong shoulders that are also stable. When the shoulders are trained and strong it will also help our…
  • Shoulder Exercises Using no Weight on our Fitness Holidays

    Chad
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    To really define your upper body it is imperative to have some shoulder specific exercises. Defined shoulders give both male and female healthy look. Defined shoulders will help to make the waist look smaller without actually losing any inches around the waist. For men it will make the shoulders broader and give the v-taper that gives an athletic look. For women it will round out the shoulders and give confidence wearing the little black dress or sleeveless attire. Among other things on our fitness holidays boot camp we will help you get started on those sexy shoulders.  In this post we will…
  • Real food vs supplements on boot camp holidays

    Chad
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:54 am
    Real food vs. supplements on boot camp holidays If you were to walk into any gym or health food store you will find supplements. You will find all kinds of supplements. What are those supplements? What do they do for us? How are they different from regular food? What are supplements? Dietary supplements can be many different of items and contain several different substances. They may have vitamins, minerals, concentrated nutritious portions of plants and herbs, or proteins. They are widely available in health food stores, or on the internet. Most people take them for their health. Common ones…
  • Stay active while on a trip

    Chad
    1 Jun 2014 | 7:31 pm
    How Not To Miss Workout Sessions While Traveling In today’s society, the activities in which people engage in are demanding and essential in different ways. While traveling, for example, it may be difficult to maintain your workout routines yet both activities are necessary to you To find the right balance between these two activities, it is important to learn how not to miss workout sessions while traveling. You may have been used to walking, running or even hitting the gym on a regular basis and because of the tour, all these become impossible. This is the time to identify better ways…
  • Rapid Fat Loss 2 – Tabata boot camp training

    Chad
    23 May 2014 | 1:45 am
    In our last post we talked about Tabata boot camp training. It is an excellent way for people to incorporate cardio training along with strength training. But as we said it is not the Holy Grail of fitness. If you are involved with a sport you would have to also train in whatever way necessary to perform better at that chosen sport. If you train this way only you will not excel at strength sports, nor will you excel at endurance sports. But it is a good way to increase endurance for strength sports without hurting the gains already made, and it is a good way to increase strength for endurance…
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  • Being Less Judgmental Day to Day

    Stephy
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I came across a blog post by one of my CrossFit friends who runs Craic in MA – and it enhanced a previous blog post I wrote last week – how not judging others is one of the hardest behaviors for so many of us to do. Think about all the ways you judge things in the course of a day. A few examples like the weather, your outfit, how you feel, your hair – you make judgments on those things before you even leave you house in the morning.  John writes: “If your goal is lasting change then it’s going to take work. It doesn’t matter if you want the body of your…
  • Sweet Potatoes: Nutritious and Delicious

    Stephy
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    I’ve been boxing for a while now and am really getting into it. I can see more definition and I am leaning out. And I am not having any nagging shoulder impingement issues either. A lot of it has to do with not lifting heavy shit over my head which is Ok with me.  I love that it’s not just boxing either –this morning we did some agility drills with the ladder and then finished the workout with suicide sprints outside. On the nutrition side, I’ve been eating a lot of sweet potatoes lately – I buy an bag of organic ones at Wegmans weekly. I didn’t realize…
  • Four Tips To Live A Happier Life

    Stephy
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    I came across this list from the book The Four Agreements. I think we would all agree that these 4 tips are a good road map for anyone but like most everything, not always the easiest to always act upon. But we should all at least try to live by them… The Four Agreements Quotes 1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don’t take anything personally. 3. Don’t make assumptions. 4. Always do your best.  ― Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom I’m off to start my second week at my new job  - so far so good. It’s been an energizing…
  • Sunday Workout

    Stephy
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
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    Stephy
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
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  • My Post-Competition Nutrition + Workouts

    Heather Blackmon
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s been a full month since my second bikini competition. I’m doing things different this time around and have continued to work with my trainer without a break. Last time I enjoyed the break, but ignoring my nutrition wasn’t the healthiest decision and I knew it. I learned what didn’t work for me and decided to do things differently this time. The right thing to do after a competition? Reverse diet!! The goal is to slowly build your calories back to a maintenance level, while making your metabolism strong! That doesn’t mean eating everything is sight. It means…
  • Planning an Active Vacation in France

    Heather Blackmon
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I make no secret about the fact that I work for vacation. If I could figure out a way to travel the world, exploring new places, and get paid for it – I would. Until then, I plan my year around the trips that we can fit into our vacation time. With so many places to see, deciding where we’re going to visit next is always a challenge. In two weeks, we have our next BIG vacation. Two weeks that we’ve been looking forward to for a while now, although we only finalized our plans in the last month. The current exchange rate for the Euro forced focus this trip on one location…
  • Yoga on the Rocks + Hiking Mt Bierstadt

    Heather Blackmon
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last Saturday I had another one of those days where I take 110% advantage of living in Colorado. Yup, that’s over 100%. Hiking a 14er alone is taking 100% advantage, but when you wake up early to start with a yoga warm-up at Red Rocks, you get extra credit!   Yoga on the Rocks As part of the giveaway for Yoga on the Rocks I hosted a few weeks ago, I got 2 VIP tickets to experience it for myself. I brought my friend Aly (another bikini competitor) and we enjoyed a beautiful morning with over 1500 other yogis. What I didn’t now is Aly is a hard-core yogi and is getting ready to…
  • Stitch Fix August Box Reveal

    Heather Blackmon
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    With all the bikini competition expenses, it’s been a little while since I indulged in a Stick Fix box. I made a choice between a new bikini and a new box back in June…the bikini won that time. I rescheduled my box for August and I was so excited to see it show up on my doorstep! I have to admit that I almost postponed it one more time, but decided I was ready for some new items. I’m glad I did because this turned out to be a good box! What makes a good box for me? If I keep more than one item and at least one is something I wouldn’t have even tried on by myself…
  • Keeping #MoveHappy Alive! (Or Why I Workout)

    Heather Blackmon
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The thought behind this post started over the weekend on a hike with one of my friends and fellow bikini competitors. When you hike a 14er, you have lots of time to talk and our conversation covered a lot of ground. But one of the main topics we talked about was fitness. Why do we do it? Is it all about competitions? Why do you workout? I’m sure I’ve talked about this is several different ways before, but I think it’s an important one. Why do I workout? To be healthy To achieve whatever crazy goal I’m training for at the time. To be fit to LIVE!! continue reading…
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  • Fitness Model : Susana Spears

    arswino76
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    Susana Spears was born Zuzana Majorova in Prague, Czech Republic. Her tough life under the communist government made her a rebellious woman. She was always running away from home. But it was this attitude that made her an independent woman. At present she is a fitness model and a dancer. She was into modeling since she was 18. She has performed in many videos about fitness and diet for BodyRock TV. Susana Spears is also an adult model. She became a part of this industry since 2004 and has gained many fans since then. Her pictures have appeared in famous magazines such as Playboy, Penthouse,…
  • Fitness Model : Pauline Nordin

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

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

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

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

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    You know that strength training is important for many things - like maintaining muscle mass and bone density, improving body mechanics, increasing stamina, and helping us to more easily fight off infection, just to name a few. But where to begin? We understand that sometimes the machines can be scary, especially if you don’t use them often (or have never used them before). How do you know if you are performing the movements correctly? How do you know what weight to use? What settings do I use? How many reps do I do? In this Wednesday’s workout, we are bringing you a total body strength…
  • How to Motivate Your Clients to Work Out (Even When They Don't Want To)

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    In an early morning social media check, I saw that a friend had shared this particular image and quote, which resonated for me around this topic: For some people, physical activity is hard. It’s hard to start, it’s hard to do, and it’s hard to keep doing. Some of us, in the fitness profession, find this incredibly challenging, because we feel the benefits exercise brings us: the increased energy, the mood changes, the strength, and ability to say yes to things we want to do. How is it possible that some people just can’t show up? It’s possible, and we may never know or understand…
  • Training for Your First Distance Race

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
      With fall approaching, many are setting their sights on cooler weather and deciding to tackle their first distance race. ‘Distance Race’ is of course a relative term, so let’s count anything 10K up to the marathon. The best way to prepare for this kind of race is to run more. Simply put: some combination of running faster and farther. However, as with everything in life – too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Running too much, especially when your mind and body are not prepared for it, can potentially result in boredom, burnout, or injuries. If you are motivated and…
  • 5 tunes (and workouts) that make you move your feet

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In a recent blog by Susan Sotir, we talked about how music makes your workouts easier, helps you go faster, improves your endurance and helps you get ready for your event. Much like pairing wine and food, we think that certain workouts and songs are a match made in heaven. Here are a few of our favorite musical and workout pairings, why we love them, and when we like to listen to them. Maybe you will want to add them to your playlist too: 1. Skrillex - Bangarang Why we love it: Oh, dubstep, to some, you sound like grinding metal or noisy construction equipment, but you are a blessing for…
  • Pop quiz: Arc Trainer arm position

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Question: Can exercisers lose even more weight on the Arc Trainer simply by changing their arm position? Do you know the answer? The short answer is "yes" but the long answer is not what you might think.  See if you can figure this one out (no peaking). Which position burned more calories on the Arc Trainer?       Standing upright, unsupported       Using the mobile arms       Leaning forward, anchoring your upper body       Eating a jelly donut We’re just kidding about the donut, but we did run scientific tests on the…
 
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  • Faceoff: What All-Natural Sports Drinks Are Worth It?

    TaylorR
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sports drinks… Can’t live with um, can’t live without um. Well, okay, so we could probably live without them but let’s be real… After a really tough workout or a long day of being out in the heat, guzzling down a flavored sports drink is almost as good as drinking an ice cold beer after spending a day at the beach! Almost. And they do have their place when it comes to healthy fitness and nutrition. Benefits Of Sports Drinks Hydrating… anytime you can get liquid in after a tough sweat session is a plus! Replenishes… during long bursts of exercise (60 minutes or longer) you drain…
  • Legs 4 Days Workout: Bodyweight Workout For Your Lower Body

    TaylorR
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ready for a workout? I thought you might be! After all it’s Wednesday and we could all use a little extra direction to make it to the weekend, right? After last week’s chaos, I am happy to report that I’ve got a good show for you today. While the title says a lot, it doesn’t say it all. This workout might have an emphasis on the lower body, but it really does hit a little of everything! Which, of course, make it perfect when you have a tight schedule and need something fast and on the fly. My challenge to you is this… Complete the workout 3-5 rounds as fast as…
  • Pro Athlete Kim Schwabenbauer: How A Woman Should Fuel Her Body For Fitness

    TaylorR
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Last week I had the great privilege of talking with Ironman pro-athlete and registered dietician Kim Schwabenbauer. And I know what your immediate first thought is… how the heck do you say her name? It really does sound just like you think, break it up into syllables and you’ve got it. And after that, your thought will be proceeded by… An Ironman/woman!? And a registered dietician? How cool is this lady!? She’s is pretty cool, quite amazing actually and lucky for us she put aside time to share some of her story and nutritional knowledge with us. In today’s podcast Kim and I talk all…
  • 7 Things Personal Trainers Do That You Wish They Would Stop

    TaylorR
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m not one of those uptight ladies that can’t laugh at herself from time to time. Because trust me, I do! I know I do things that irritate people and I know that I do things that are just downright ridiculous… of course not often (ha!), but it happens. Just ask my husband. Originally, I thought about doing a post on “Things You Do That Personal Trainers Wish You Didn’t” but after some thought, I decided it would be so much better to highlight the things that I do (and 99% of other awesome trainers do) that drive clients mad. If you’re a trainer, if you’ve been trained, or if…
  • Goddess Of Victory Weekend Workout + Nike Shoe Review

    TaylorR
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    I would like to introduce you to the Goddess Of Victory…. Isn’t she beautiful? In all seriousness, Nike means Goddess of Victory. I know it’s hard to believe that a fitness addict didn’t name her cat after the biggest fitness brand in the world, but to be honest when we got Nike, I wasn’t really a Nike fan. I just loved what it stood for. As soon as we read “Goddess Of Victory” we knew it was a great name for our cat! And that is how Nike came to be in my life. Now, if you watch my Youtube videos or check out my instagram feed, you can see Nike is more in my life these…
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  • Exercise- A Natural Treatment For Anxiety & Depression

    Kevin Richardson
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    Exercise- A Natural Treatment For Anxiety & Depression Stress is an integral part of our existence and plays a crucial role in our development as individuals as our lives are but a portrait of how we adapt to the stressor we encounter on a daily basis. Too much of it however, can have significantly negative effects to our mental and physical health. As far as mental health is concerned, numerous studies have demonstrated the ability of exercise to improve mood and reduce anxiety in healthy adults [1,2,3,4] while several others have shown a role for exercise in improving symptoms of…
  • 5 Ways To Deal With Loose Skin After Weight Loss

    Kevin Richardson
    18 Jun 2014 | 8:17 am
    5 Ways To Deal With Loose Skin After Weight Loss   One of the most frustrating aspects of losing weight for many men and women is that after months of watching your diet and exercising regularly you lose the weight but are left with pockets of loose skin. Depending on how your body fat is distributed, this can happen whether you lose 20 pounds or 100 pounds and in some cases the amount of loose skin remaining after extreme weight loss requires surgical intervention to be completely removed. That said, in over twenty years of working with people who have lost considerable amounts of…
  • Africa Bucketlist Adventure Vacation

    Kevin Richardson
    28 May 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Kevin Richardson’s Africa Bucketlist Adventure Vacation Imagine all the most exciting things Africa has to offer IN ONE AMAZING ADVENTURE! Join professional photographer and world renowned personal trainer, Kevin Richardson and his crew for 21 days of exhilarating, enlightening, jaw dropping, awe-inspiring fun filled adventure all captured forever with stunning images! Presented by Fitness Travel, this mesmerizing trip will take you right through Uganda and then Tanzania up Kilimanjaro on the border of Kenya and down the river Nile. Leaving October 16th 2014! Highlights include:…
  • Naturally Intense Personal Training Services Wins 2014 Best of Manhattan Award

    Kevin Richardson
    22 May 2014 | 6:10 am
    Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Naturally Intense Personal Training Services Receives 2014 Best of Manhattan Award Manhattan Award Program Honors the Achievement MANHATTAN May 15, 2014 — Naturally Intense Personal Training Services has been selected for the 2014 Best of Manhattan Award in the Trainers category by the Manhattan Award Program. Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business…
  • Surprisingly Unhealthy ‘Health Foods’

    Kevin Richardson
    14 May 2014 | 10:46 am
    Surprisingly Unhealthy ‘Healthy Foods’ Here in the West, we live in an age where our relationships (or lack of relationships) with those providing us with our food is unlike that of any other time in our collective history. In the not so distant past we had personal relationships with the farmers, millers, hunters and gatherers who supplied us with our provisions, a huge contrast to today’s giant and impersonal corporations who flood our food markets with their products. (See my article Eating Chicken- What You Need To Know). Thanks to advances in food production technology,…
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  • TomTom Cardio Sport Watches Offer GPS And Heart Rate Tracking In One Light Package

    thetmz
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    TomTom only introduced its lineup of GPS fitness watches about six months ago, but it’s already iterating on the design with a big new feature addition. The new TomTom Cardio watches, which include a multi-sport and a running-specific version, offer built-in heart rate monitoring, via an optical sensor located on the underside of the watch’s face. The sensor is actually built by Mio, the Kickstarter-funded startup that produces wrist-based heart rate monitors that replace the big, bulky and often uncomfortable wraparound monitors that athletes have been strapping around their chest for a…
  • Ernestine Shepherd: Learn How This Grandmother Went From Flab to Fab

    thetmz
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:29 pm
    That all changed when Shepherd decided her health trumped all and hit the gym. Here’s how Shepherd made her jaw-dropping transformation: She started out slow. Those rippling muscles didn’t appear overnight. Shepherd said she began her workout regimen alongside her sister, starting with a simple aeorobics class. She increased her workout incrementally. Shepherd said she had never given much thought to bodybuilding until a trainer at her gym suggested she start lifting weights. She thinks big. Once she began to see the effects of lifting weights, Shepherd dedicated herself to…
 
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  • Think of Working Out as Fun

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    If you enjoy workout, you get more healthy benefit. Enjoy whatever you are doing. If you are healthy, you can enjoy your life more and you will be happier.Read more →
  • Iron Supplement Seems to Enhance Female Athletic Performance

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

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

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

    admin
    14 May 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Mix of soy and whey protein give the best result after your hard workout.Read more →
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  • Chocolate Almond Protein Pancake Recipe

    Krista Stryker
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    As much as I love basic protein pancakes, sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit. This chocolate almond protein recipe is moist and delicious, packed with a serious amount of protein and perfect for breakfast or as a post-workout meal. Give them a try! Here’s your chocolate almond protein pancake recipe: Ingredients 1/2 cup egg whites 1/4 cup cottage cheese 1/4 cup old fashioned or gluten-free oats 1/2 serving (about 1/8 cup) chocolate whey protein powder like this one 1 Tbsp almond butter Total prep time: 5 minutes Total cooking time: 10 minutes Directions Blend together all…
  • Zero Equipment Legs and Conditioning HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Snowboarder jumps 2. Side lunges 3. Burpee tuck jumps 4. Pistols 5. Air squats 6. Mountain climbers Bonus: 50 Walking lunges Watch the full video: —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Snowboarder jumps: 25, 24, 23 Side lunges: 25, 26, 24 Burpee tuck jumps: 8, 8, 8 Pistols (candlestick rolls): 8, 8, 8 Air squats: 23, 23, 22 Mountain climbers: 73, 77, 79 Did…
  • Founder of A Shot of Adrenaline, Todd Kuslikis, Talks Strength Building, Goal Setting, and Progressing With Bodyweight Training

    Krista Stryker
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Todd Kuslikis is the founder of A Shot of Adrenaline—an awesome site focused on getting fit and healthy through bodyweight training. I’ve been a fan of Todd’s for a while now, and am in serious awe of his ability to do crazy tough bodyweight exercises like freestanding handstand push ups, muscle ups and levers. Recently, I was lucky enough to interview him about his own progress with bodyweight training and how he recommends others approach mastering their own body weight. Here’s what Todd had to say: What’s your background? Have you always been so strong? My background…
  • Leg Burning Jump High HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Squat jumps 2. Pike push ups 3. Tuck jumps 4. Side lunges 5. High knees 6. Plank get ups Bonus: 20 V ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Squat jumps: 20, 20, 19 Pike push ups: 15, 15, 14 Double unders: 47, 48, 46 Side lunges: 22, 23, 24 High knees w/ jump rope: 95, 94, 97 Plank get ups: 11, 10, 11 + V ups! Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post…
  • 625 Rep Kettlebell Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Complete 5 rounds: 15 Kettlebell swings 20 Walking lunges 25 Air squats 30 Tuck jumps 35 Mountain climbers —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post 625 Rep Kettlebell Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
 
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    Limitless365

  • A beginners workout routine: Free excerpt from the Limitless365 Fitness Program

    Justin
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Below is an excerpt from the Limitless365 Fitness Program. This is an excerpt from the Exercise Guidebook and Beginners workout protocol. If you enjoy this article please consider picking up a copy of the program here.   Today I am releasing the final article in a series of three that featured FREE excerpts from the Limitless365 Fitness Program as a way to help the L365 community build a healthier mindset and a very important healthy habit. You can read those two articles here and here. Todays post includes how to build a consistent exercise habit plus the Level-1 Noob workout program…
  • THE BEST WAY TO BETTER DECISIONS: HOW TO UNITE YOUR HEAD, HEART, & GUT

    Justin
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    When there’s a really big decision to be made in my life I often feel like I’m being pulled in multiple directions. My heads telling me to do one thing, my heart something else and my gut likes to add its two cents to the conversation as well. Needless to say this makes decision-making more difficult than it already is. My head is telling me she’s out of my league and probably already has a boyfriend so why bother. My heart says go for it ya fool! She’s smart, sexy, and has her shit together. Then my gut chimes in… maybe it’s more of a tightening up and I find myself unable to…
  • HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHY HABIT: 10 MINUTES OF MOVEMENT A DAY

    Justin
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Below is an excerpt from the Limitless365 Fitness Program. This is the first of 12 healthy habits that are practiced as part of the program. If you enjoy this article please consider picking up a copy of the program here.   Your first habit to practice is simply to get moving more often. This may seem too simple but that’s the idea, I want you to build some momentum and confidence moving forward. A lot of your success will be determined by your expectations of success and I want to make sure you have the confidence moving (no pun intended) forward. Studies also show that those who…
  • A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO YOGA

    Justin
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Arielle Nadel via Compfight A few months ago I sort of fell out of love with exercising. I wasn’t really enjoying Crossfit, traditional weight training, or even the bodyweight circuits I use to love so much. I needed a change of pace, something totally different from what I had been doing for so long. A few years back I was practicing Yoga pretty consistently and really enjoyed it but somehow I got away from it, not really sure why. When doing Yoga my body had never felt better, I had less injuries, and I felt less stressed. So for the last few months I’ve been back in the Yoga…
  • HOW TO TRAIN WITH GYMNASTIC RINGS: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ROUTINES

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

    Cathe Friedrich
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    How Weekends Can Make You Fat How’s your diet during the week? What about the weekends? That’s when problems can arise. Most people let down their guard a little on the weekend and eat something indulgent. An occasional splurge is A-Okay – but an entire weekend of splurging? Not so much. One study showed calorie intake slightly rises as the week goes on and peaks on Saturday, the day of the week when most people let down their guard. Dietary fat consumption also increases on the weekend. Ice cream anyone? Even worse, this study showed weight loss stalled among participants…
  • How Much Does Diet and Exercise Affect Your Metabolism?

    Cathe Friedrich
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    The speedier your metabolism, the faster your body burns the food you eat and stored fat, to produce energy. A faster metabolic rate is an advantage when you’re trying to lose weight. Unfortunately, metabolism slows with age. Most people can’t eat the same quantity of food in their 40s and 50s as they did in their 20s without some of it ending up on their waistline or thighs. Since there’s no dial you can turn to crank up your metabolism, you have to depend on lifestyle changes to keep your metabolic fires burning – but is that really possible?  How much can you alter…
  • Does Exercise Change Your Threshold for Pain?

    Cathe Friedrich
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    Exercise has an enormous number of health benefits. If exercise could be packaged into a pill, it would be one of the most prescribed. Regular workouts lower the risk of a long list of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, depression and some forms of cancer. Plus, exercise helps relieve stress. Now a new study shows regular exercise may change how you perceive pain. Exercise and Pain Tolerance No one likes to experience pain, whether it’s the pain of a headache or the discomfort of a strained muscle. According to a new study carried out by…
  • A New and Surprising Way to Control Your Appetite – Eat Your Greens!

    Cathe Friedrich
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Appetite is a force that sends you running to the refrigerator or kitchen cabinets. Your appetite is controlled by a number of hormones including leptin – released by fat cells, ghrelin – released by cells in the lining of your stomach and hormones produced by your pancreas. Brain chemicals called neurotransmitters also “fine tune” your appetite and desire to eat. The opposite of appetite and hunger is satiety. Satiety is that feeling of fullness and satisfaction you get after eating a meal. A number of factors influence satiety. When you eat a meal, your stomach…
  • 5 Ways to Avoid Overtraining?

    Cathe Friedrich
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    To get results from your workouts, you need to place stress on your body. Without subjecting your body to a certain amount of controlled stress, it won’t adapt and become stronger or develop greater endurance. Fitness training is a balancing act. You need enough “controlled” stress to cause it to change but not so much that you burn yourself out or get injured. You’ve probably heard the term “overtraining” used a lot. Overtraining is a more severe form of “overreaching.” Overreaching refers to fatigue and declines in performance that comes from…
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  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Fitness Regime

    Free Fly
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Often, a lot of time and effort goes into a fitness regime, so it’s important that one makes the best of it. It is worth planning and tailoring a fitness regime to be specific to the goals in mind – building and toning up requires a different exercise routine when compared to reducing fat and slimming down. A diet is crucial too, and taking the right vitamins and supplements is essential to achieving a healthy balance.Plan Exercise and Dieting Routines In Line with Your GoalsBuilding muscle and reducing fat are the two popular goals for fitness regimes, but the approaches are very…
  • Protein Supplements: How They Work If Consumed Post-Exercise

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

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

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

    Free Fly
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
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  • Training And Nutrition – Graduate Student Round Table Discussion

    Logan Sheehan
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    A panel of six respected leaders in the fitness industry reflect on how their education choices have impacted the career paths they’ve chosen in this round table discussion. A special thanks to Peter Fitschen for making this entire thing happen! Can you give us a little background on your education, competition history, and current career? Eric Helms: I was in the air force for four years, and for half that time I was trained as an Arabic linguist. This involved two years of full time schooling in language and cultural studies which gave me all of the elective credits, language classes,…
  • A Science-based Review of Physiological Changes During A Natural Bodybuilding Contest Prep

    Peter Fitschen
    17 Jun 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Natural bodybuilding is becoming an increasingly popular sport.  When I started competing 10yrs ago, large natural pro qualifiers had around 50 competitors.  These days basically every natural pro-qualifier has 100+ competitors, some as high as 200-300+.  However, despite the popularity of the sport, very little research has been done on physiological changes that occur in natural bodybuilders using a more modern science-based approach to the sport.  We all know from experience that during contest prep we generally eat less food, do more cardio, and feel tired, hungry and downright…
  • Starting Smart – A Beginner’s Guide to Training Programs

    The Strength Guys
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    By Jacob Trout, Physique and Performance Coach at The Strength Guys Inc. The next time you are in a checkout line, count the number of contradictory claims being made from different magazines. Magazine A claims that they have the secret to weight loss, Magazine B claims it has the secret exercise for bigger biceps, Magazine C has another secret for weight loss, and Magazine D has another secret for bigger biceps! The catch? It’s contradictory. Consider it white noise. It is my belief that these flashy titles only serve to distract beginners from a reasonable and proper foundational program.
  • Increasing Testosterone: A Scientific Approach

    Logan Sheehan
    22 May 2014 | 12:12 pm
    If you’re hoping to increase your testosterone levels so that you can see superior muscle gain, there are a number of strategies you might be using. From workout techniques to dietary strategies to supplementation, there are many different theories out there as to what will work best to help you reach your mass gain goals. But, which really are backed by science? Which will hold up time and time again? And most importantly, which are going to be worth your effort? In order to fully understand how to properly go about increasing your testosterone levels, it’s good to take a step back and…
  • Stephanie Davis IFBB Pro Talks With Fitoverfat.com

    Logan Sheehan
    20 May 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Stats Name: Stephanie Davis Age: 23 Location: Austria Height: 5’3 Weight: 110 lbs Occupation:Student Achievements:IFBB Austria Bikini Overall Winner 2013, IFBB International Austria Cup 2x 1st place, IFBB Hungarian Cup 1st place, IFBB Bikini World Cup 10th place When did you get started with fitness? I have been involved in sports my whole life including horseback riding, gymnastics and athletics. Even as a child I couldn’t sit still as I was either outside running around or playing games with my friends. I started training about 2-3 years ago with a pretty intense workout split. I…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
  • The FeedBlitz REST API

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
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  • Leveraging Your Fitness Training…

    Bob Choat
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    In my walks I would challenge myself to do more. Long ago I realized that doing just one thing as one intensity didn’t do me any good in the long run.  What I’ve done in my walks is to engage in different routines as I walk. A couple examples has to do with the use of plyometrics.  I would bound side-to-side and do walking broad jumps.  No longer am I relegating myself to a simple walk.  Having said that, if you’re challenged by walking, then that is where you should start. There are many ways you can use the power of leverage to get more of each training session. Using…
  • Think, Believe and Act to Help You Get Healthy and Fit

    Bob Choat
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Every human action begins with a thought.  The same can be said for getting and staying fit. The power of our thoughts can lead to miraculous things.  In my early days in the martial arts I was surrounded by it in many ways.  My mother had an influence back then and so did my first sensei in Okinawa. The atmosphere permeated my thoughts over and over again until they became a part of me. Napoleon Hill’s title for his seminal work has the word “think” in it. Think and Grow Rich became a top seller and still continues to this day. It was responsible for helping many wealthy…
  • Building Explosive Strength and Muscle Through Plyometrics

    Bob Choat
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Back when I boxed I did several exercises that worked my body out hard and made me more effective in the ring.  These same type of exercises can help anyone build strength in their body, that includes explosive strength (the type any kind of fighter needs).  On top of that these type of exercises also help to build muscle.  I’m not talking about bodybuilder muscles.  It’s more of a leaner, fitter look.  If you’ve ever seen an MMA fighter or boxer, you know what I’m talking about. Plyometrics are the type of exercises I’m talking about.  They have been…
  • 7 Keys to a Peak Performance Life

    Bob Choat
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    About 20 years ago I met John Wooden, former coach of the UCLA basketball team that won 10 national titles. He explained to me of always giving your best in life. To me, that is one of major keys to peak performance.  When we can do that, then success in any endeavor will truly come to us. “Perform at your best when your best is required. Your best is required each day.” ~John Wooden There are many benefits towards reaching a level of peak performance. Not only will you become more successful in whatever you do, you will also become happier, fitter and healthier. Being able to…
  • How Using the Power of Hypnosis Can Help You Get Fit, Eat Healthy and Burn Fat

    Bob Choat
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Many people striving to lose weight tend to struggle. They may start a program and then fail. One of the biggest things I’ve noticed is that they’re not in the right frame of mind before they started. When I used to work with fitness clients, one of the first things I did was to help them with their mindset. Hypnosis has been a part of the strategies that I use and with success in many of my clients. Whether it’s in health, confidence or otherwise – I believe in the power of what hypnosis offers. Having said that, it’s only a part of the overall package that I…
 
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  • How To Keep a Food Journal with Becky Fox

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

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

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

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    30 Jun 2014 | 8:48 am
    How To Make A Quick Barbecue Side DIsh
  • 90 Day Challenge Champion for Man Up Boot Camp

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

  • Get your members accountable for their PRs

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Every time a member at CrossFit Concrete Jungle chalks up and picks up a bar, they know what they need to hit for a new PR.Email Evan today. Evan@journalmenu.com#fitnessjournal #getorganized #knowyournumbers
  • There is no shame.

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There is no shame.Not in doing pullups with a band, pushups from your knees or walking on the run.Not in scaling the weight down, shortening the swim or climbing to a lower mark.Not in rehabbing an injury, resting for a goal or stumbling on your nutrition.None. Remember that when you see the workout, when you gather your equipment, when you chide yourself for that cookie.No. Shame.You are working towards a better you. A better life. One of excitement, joy, pride and success.Each step is important, whether it is scaled or not, to get where you want to go.#wod #fitness #workout #exercise #scale…
  • I can absolutely relate to both!

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    #WOD #Fitness #competition #workout
  • ​Greet your WOD with a smile.

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Your barbell too.Since when did working out become such a chore? When did we lose the big grin on our faces when we were running with the wind?I don't know how it happened, or when or why, but it did. And it needs to change.There is no reason why climbing the ropes can't be like the playground or swinging on the bar can't be fun. Yeah, I know it will hurt, I know it's a burner today. I know the barbell feels heavy and that is frustrating, but get over it. Have some fun.Our attitudes will determine if we roll our eyes at the lifts, or revel in the handstands.One experience will certainly be…
  • ​There is often a clear winner in my head...

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    #running #fitness #workout 
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    Michael Wood, CSCS, Fitness Expert

  • The Many Health Benefits of Stair Climbing

    Michael Wood
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Individuals have been using stair climbing as a way to improve their fitness level and build lower extremity strength for decades. Remember the old PT 4000 cardio stairmaster product that took the gym scene by storm back in the early 1980’s? Celebrity trainers have known the benefits of stair climbing too, taking their private clients to places like the Santa Monica stairs for years and giving their clients great workouts as a result. Search for a high school or college football stadium near you or an area that has lots of stairs. If you can’t find a stadium look for…
  • 6 Minutes of High Intensity Training Elevates Metabolism for 36 Hours

    Michael Wood
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The following study published in the Journal of Applied Research by Petrofsky and colleagues showed that only six minutes of high-intensity training (HIT) can elevate metabolism for up to 36 hours. The exercise protocol, conducted by researchers from Azusa Pacific University in CA, consisted of a one-minute warm-up, four-minutes of high-intensity work followed by one-minute of recovery. All ten subjects followed an exercise video for six minutes. All subjects had a personal trainer present to ensure the protocol was followed especially during the four-minute HIT component. The HIT consisted…
  • Why it’s Important to Watch Your Added Sugar Consumption

    Michael Wood
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:20 am
    “You can’t manage what you don’t measure” In all honesty there’s a plethora of reasons why you should be watching your added sugar intake. Taking in too much added sugar each day will obviously effect your overall health and how you look and feel. Rather than go into all the reasons why you need to monitor your daily added sugar, let’s focus on just one of those reasons. If this one point can be taken away and followed after reading this, then you will see over time, a change in the way you look and feel. You first need to understand that the majority of…
  • Book Review: Eating on the Wild Side

    Michael Wood
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    On a recent Saturday afternoon while in Barnes and Noble bookstore I was using my iPhone to take a few pictures of a couple interesting pages from a new nutrition book. As I tried to walk the isles and read (trying to build-up my daily Fitbit steps) I found myself taking more and more pictures of various pages. I finally decided to just buy this great book, Jo Robinson’s Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health(Little Brown & Company, 2013, 407 pages, $16). Come to find out Robinson, who is a health writer, has already been winning book awards with her book…
  • A “Good Morning” Workout That’s Fast and Efficient

    Michael Wood
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Have you ever wondered what’s the best time to workout, in the morning or afternoon? Well, you already know the answer – a time that is going to consistently work for you. The great thing about a morning workout, however, is that you get to jump start your metabolism. You also get to focus more on your upcoming day knowing you don’t have to think about how and when you’re going to exercise. Another great point is you start your day off more energized and with a better outlook than if you did not exercise. On the flip side, research has shown that your body performs at…
 
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  • Give your body the best foods

    Karolina
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    Always give your body the best foods you can. Avoid processed food as much as you can and take the trouble to cook your meals. I promise you, it’s worth it!
  • Recipes

    Karolina
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Guys, what kind of recipes would you like to get from me. I mean, desserts, breakfast, recipes with special ingredients… . Tell me and I will do my best to share a suitable recipe!
  • Karolina Workout #81

    Karolina
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, sometimes it’s quite good, that time goes by so fast. Hans is on leave for already two weeks, today is the last day. I’m so happy that he will be back on Monday! I need to terrorize him, to do pull ups with him and riding the racing bike with him again. It’s so boring riding without him…  no stunts, no crashes , hehe! Just need my best friend back . Our workout today is just awesome for upper body! It will sculpt your abs, arms, shoulders… . As weights I used two water bottles with 1,5kg each today, this way you don’t need any equipment. And I can…
  • Fitness Pancake

    Karolina
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, today I share a great recipe for breakfast with you: fitness pancake with low fat curd cheese cream and strawberries, but you can also have it as a snack. It’s super healthy, full with protein and super tasty! It’s also easy to prepare, so that you don’t need any skills in the kitchen. Ingredients: For the dough: 125g low fat curd cheese 5 eggs 50g ground almonds 200ml water 100g oatmeal 1tbsp sugar or honey for the low fat curd cheese cream: 375g low fat curd cheese about 1-2 tbsp honey (depends on how sweet you like it) And strawberries for the topping! If you…
  • New week, new chance!

    Karolina
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Take the new week as a chance to change everything you want! Don’t wait for an occasion, do it for yourself!
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    spotmebro.com

  • NOMstradamus Presents: Sweet Potato FlapJacked

    Caleb Pittman
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:13 am
    This is what a sweet tator protein pancake looks like in the masculine hand of culinary legend NOMstradamus. I get it. You’re unnecessarily proud of the fact that you’re meal prep includes zero taste because “It’s all just fuel for the tank”. What if I told you there is a world where taste and nutrition coexisted as one, where macros and happy taste buds are intertwined. Please, come with me, welcome to the land of NOMstradamus. For my first installment I present to you, Sweet Potato Protein Pancakes. Pancakes are versatile in that you can use them as a quick snack pre workout,…
  • A Typical Crossfit Workout

    El Jefe Tailorano
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:58 am
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  • This 75 Year Old Bodybuilder Is One Of The Last Men Standing From The Golden Era

    SMB Staff
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:53 pm
    It’s been a while since Fanie du Toit, aged 75, won his first Mr Natal Championship in 1967. A lot has changed in the world of bodybuilding since  then, but Fanie shows us that gains can be timeless. Fanie du Toit has competed six different times in the Mr South Africa competitions. In 1981, he took home the prize for the Over 40 category, and he’s still competing in that same category over 30 years later – amazing! In 1967 when he won the Mr Natal Championship, it was Arnold Schwarzenegger who handed him the trophy, which is one of the stand-out moments in Mr. Toit’s…
  • This Shocking Wristband Will Punish You For Skipping Leg Day

    SMB Staff
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    Remember in the good old days when the worst thing that would happen when you skipped leg day was getting featured on Spot Me Bro? If you need a little extra motivation, how does electric current flowing through your body sound? How about a sadomasochistic little robot that gives away your money, or shames you on Facebook before electrocuting you? The future is here, friends, and it’s called the Pavlok. Are you ready to submit to the machines? Basically, this wristband and app can be programmed to ensure that you are meeting your goals, whether that means waking up before hitting snooze…
  • That Human Barbie Doll Chick Has Been Hitting The Gym and Looks Weird as Hell

    SMB Staff
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    Who could forget Valeria Lukyanova, also known as The Human Barbie Doll? The Moldavian-Ukranian model first appeared on many people’s radars in 2013 when she was featured in a Vice documentary called Space Barbie. Earlier this year, she announced that she was going to partake in breatharianism. If you aren’t familiar, breatharianism is a practice in which people claim to live exclusively on light and air, instead of food and water. Potentially lethal pseudo-science aside, Valeria is back on our radar and it looks like she’s been putting in some time at the gym. The post That…
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    The Bootcamp Pilates Blog

  • We love the medicine ball. Here's 3 of the best medicine ball moves

    Bootcamp Pilates
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Medicine Ball BurpeeHold a soft medicine ball in both hands and do a burpee.Keep hands on top of the ball while jumping your feet back and forwards and press the ball overhead when you stand.Works: All-over body conditioningPerform: 30 secondsMedicine Ball Walking LungeWith a medicine ball in both hands, lunge, chopping the ball across your front leg from high to low.Repeat on the other side, engaging your core muscles.Works: Improves functional strength, mobility, core and cardioPerform: 30 seconds Medicine Ball Deck SquatWith the medicine ball in both hands, squat, then lower to sit on…
  • Emily Goldman gives us her take on the new HIIP class

    Bootcamp Pilates
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    We asked Emily Goldman from BurnThis.com to attend a HIIP class and let us know what she thought! Here's what she had to say...The Bootcamp Pilates HIIP class is a great blend of cardio and traditional reformer moves.  As a now devout reformer pilates fan, I liked this class because it did a great job of mixing circuit training and reformer exercises exercises, with little to no stopping.  We were doing lunges, planks, burpees and more to really ensure our heart rates were kept high!  But, you didn't hardly notice how hard you were working because our positions were…
  • This month we love...Sweet Cavanagh Jewellery

    Bootcamp Pilates
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    We caught up with Maxine Korval, Head of Therapy at Sweet Cavanagh to find out more... Sweet Cavanagh is a London based registered charity that is dedicated to women striving to achieve and maintain recovery from eating disorders and addictions through jewellery design and creation. Some of the women come to Sweet Cavanagh after receiving a higher level of care, while others receive their first piece of support from the safe environment created in the workshop. Located in Notting Hill, Sweet Cavanagh’s doors are open to all women who are dedicated to recovery. Unfortunately, treatment…
  • Join us for an afternoon of FREE Reformer Pilates

    Bootcamp Pilates
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    We will be organising an open day at all our studios on Monday 25th August, inviting members of the public to try a beginner 30-minute 'taster' Reformer Pilates class. The classes will run for 30-minutes each between 11am and 1pm at our Richmond, Notting Hill, Fulham and City studio. So why not tell your friends about this great offer! All they need to do is sign-up here to experience a FREE Bootcamp Pilates class. Just enter code OPENDAY for your free class. All attendees will receive a FREE goody bag after the class. *Please note: This offer is not available…
  • Three smart strategies to keep cool in the heat

    Bootcamp Pilates
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hit the shower Anything that puts water in touch with your skin cools you down because the water evaporates. Try taking a shower but don't towel off completely, then relax by a fan. You can also achieve the evaporative effect by misting with a spray bottle or applying a cool cloth to your neck. Turn on the tap Hydration helps your body move blood to the surface more efficiently and it allows you to sweat. If you are going to the bathroom less often and in smaller amounts than usual, your body is dehydrated and preserving liquids so make sure you drink up! Choose…
 
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  • Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks

    David Knockton
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks Breathing in crisp fresh air to clear your mind of the stresses and strains of every day life is one of the main reasons why people enjoy walking so much. There are 15 UK National Parks where you can do this and truly enjoy the peace […] The post Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK

    David Knockton
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK Field & Trek, the outdoor clothing and equipment company that specialises in camping, walking and skiing gear has included Walks And Walking in it’s list of the Top 17 Walks In The UK for my very own Looe to Polperro walk in […] The post Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage

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

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

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

  • Grunting Up a Mountain -Trailstoke Race Recap

    Connor Meakin
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin.The start – image via Rob Shaer Grunting up a ridiculously steep mountain on unresponsive legs. What the hell was I doing? Every laboured step I cursed and questioned my life choices. I also wondered how other runners were putting time on me — we were all hiking! Such was my day at Trailstoke, a 50km ish mountain race in Revelstoke. This was a true mountain race, exactly what I…
  • Grinding It Out: Beacon Rock 50K Race Report

    Connor Meakin
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin.Image via Glenn Tachiyama I’m getting accustomed to waking up before my alarm on race days — usually my bodies’ clock telling me I’m ready to go. At Beacon Rock State Park things were a tad different as the hoards of chirping birds outside my tent compromised my Z’s at around 4:30am. My plan for Beacon Rock 50k was to use it as a long training run. I trained hard the week of the…
  • Running Scared: Yakima Skyline Rim Race Recap

    Connor Meakin
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin.Image via Jay Klassen Had I missed a turn off? As I grunt up the never ending ridgeline that makes up the final monstrous climb I continually looked over my shoulder to see if anyone was gaining on me. Still no one in sight with 8 kms to go. I’m running slow and scared at this point… up this unnecessarily steep ridge. It’s funny the tricks your mind plays on you. I voluntarily put myself…
  • How Mountain Running Teaches Me Resilience

    Connor Meakin
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin.Image via Chris Jones After running two mountain ultra’s last summer I knew I’d found something. I literally stumbled across an outlet to channel two of my favourite things: spending time in nature and pushing myself. You may not relate to the same degree, and perhaps you voice valid concerns around the long term health of runners. I will say that this is something I think about daily. How…
  • How I Get Up Early Every Morning: Sleep Routines!

    Connor Meakin
    10 Dec 2013 | 5:35 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin. There’s no bigger cop out than telling someone that you don’t have time to exercise or do anything. You make time for what is important to you. We often forget such a basic necessity of life when we’re working long days (combined with your no doubt stacked social calendar). I used to suck at sleeping. I’d watch TV shows or movies on my laptop to the wee hours of the morning, only to…
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    Kettlebell Fundamentals

  • Kettlebell Juggling with a Partner

    Helder Gomes
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Catch & Release drills or “Kettlebell Juggling” is a natural progression within our NTC Method. We invest plenty of time in hammering in the basics so that these movements are not only beneficial but also safe. We want to enhance our health and attributes with our kettlebell training not hinder our performance. Patience is key […]
  • ONNIT Hemp Force Protein Review for Hiking & Outdoor Activities

    Helder Gomes
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    We love the outdoors and we love our nutrition! Recently, we received the Onnit Hemp Force protein in the mail & I decided to review it for our NTC Tribe Members.. Our First Impression? Simply Delicious! Video Review of the ONNIT Hemp Force while Hiking When we are out in the field often with our […]
  • ONNIT Kettlebell Review by Coach Helder Gomes

    Helder Gomes
    6 May 2014 | 9:46 pm
    We LOVE our kettlebells at Natural Training Center & today, we received some new kettlebells from ONNIT. I have wanted to review the ONNIT kettlebells for a while now & today I finally got the chance to do just that. There are excellent choices out there when it comes to kettlebells. We have reviewed a […]
  • Is It True That Kettlebells Make me Less Flexible?

    Helder Gomes
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Kettlebells have gotten a bad rap when it comes to mobility and flexibility. Many kettlebell practitioners are experiencing a lack in flexibility, tightness and even less range of motion. What I have noticed is that the lack of mobility does not stem from the kettlebell, it stems from the athlete’s kettlebell practice & approach. A […]
  • Preppers Beware: Your Fitness Could Cost You Everything

    Helder Gomes
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    I have a deep connection with the prepper community. But the more that I interact with the hardcore preppers, the more that I note their lack of 2 crucial survival components … which we’ll get to in a minute. You see, I’m fortunate to know a couple of hardcore preppers. And some are even NTC […]
 
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • Simply The Best Low Carb Bread Recipe

    Mark McManus
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Who says you can’t have bread on a low carb diet? Ready for what I think is the best low carb bread recipe on the net? I came across a recipe posted by Odette Tracey Swanepoel on Tim Noakes’ The Real Meal Revolution facebook page. She said, “Eureka” I have found it! A bread without […]
  • The Real Reason People Fail To Lose Weight

    Mark McManus
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Have you ever tried to get s a six-pack and failed? Do you know someone who has busted their ass on a diet only for results to come to a screeching halt after a few weeks? I’m going to explain why that happens. After all, if weight loss was simply a matter of Calories In Vs Calories […]
  • How To Make a Protein Bomb! 100g Protein

    Mark McManus
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Fancy a drink with 100g protein in it? You might think it’s a bit mental to consume that much protein, and it kinda is, but there are times when this would come in handy: Intermittent Fasters might take this as a last meal before a long fast If you are going to be going away from […]
  • Top 20 Foods To Lose Fat & Get Ripped

    Mark McManus
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:37 am
    Here are my top 20 foods to eat when cutting. I’ve split them into foods that are mainly protein, carbs, and fat. Bear in mind that when cutting, your protein intake needs to remain high – every day. The worst thing that can happen when losing fat is losing muscle. Unfortunately, MOST people who try […]
  • 3 New Tips That Will Build Bigger Biceps

    Mark McManus
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    The 3 ways to build bigger biceps that I’m about to give you will BLOW THE DOORS OFF how you are currently training them – I guarantee it! Not to mention your biceps will be absolutely TRASHED once your workout is over; probably beyond anything you’ve ever experienced before. Yes, you’ll almost certainly have DOMS (delayed onset […]
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  • How to Believe in Yourself

    Danny Aipa
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I got a call from one of my good friends, Kekai, who asked if we could meet up to talk about him getting in some training sessions with me.  He’s the owner of Battery Specialists of Hawaii, a 100% locally owned company.  Don’t worry I’m not going to talk about batteries today because I have no clue about them and always have to refer back to the manual when I have to jumpstart a battery. As I took a seat in his store, I looked around and said, “Braddah, you are really doing it.” Kekai smiled and replied, “I’m trying, still learning a lot. Pretty…
  • Kū Foods: Health Benefits of Eating Avocados

    Danny Aipa
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    If you don’t know someone who has an avocado tree in Hawaii, then avocados can be an expensive treat. When I first moved back to Hawaii from California, I craved to get my hands on some avocados and make some guacamole or something.  When I arrived at the grocery story my craving quickly left when I saw the price – $3.99 ea. And these were just manini (small) kind.  I thought to myself, You crazy! But if you can ever find a good sale at a local Farmer’s Market or snag some from a tree, then you best be stocking up on those avocados. Benefits of Avocados Other than…
  • How Wahine Train Kū and Build a Strong Sexy Kū Body

    Danny Aipa
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    In this post I’ll share: How I train my wahine athletes Why it’s important for wahine to develop strength How resistance training and being more active can create a sexy Kū body I train a handful of wahine and at first they were a bit hesitant (just to clarify, wahine is Hawaiian for female). My wife even trains with me every so often and has to remind me that she’s not one of my football players. We get into a debate on how I’m not saying anything bad, but then she comes around with, “It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it.” This only…
  • Aloha to You – Book Signing and Event at Native Books/Na Mea Hawaii

    Danny Aipa
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    I wrote Aloha to You simply to share my personal journey and create a physical book of my own.  I love books – there’s something about flipping pages and holding something in a physical form. The feedback that I’ve been getting have been great.  I was even introduced to a kupuna for the first-time who said, “Oh, I read your book!”. Na Mea Hawaii was kind enough to invite me and host a book launch/signing for my book, Aloha to You, at their store.  If you havenʻt been to Na Mea Hawaii, it really is a special place filled with all things Hawaii from books,…
  • How NEAT Are You? Sitting Around is Shortening Your Life

    Danny Aipa
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    No, I’m not asking how clean you keep your bedroom, if you make your bed every morning, or if you think you are neat-o. A study done my Dr. James Levine found that obese individuals appear to exhibit an innate tendency to be seated for 2.5 hours per day more than sedentary lean counterparts, and if they improved the NEAT-ness they could potentially expend up to 350 kcal per day or more. So what sort of NEAT am I talking about? Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT) Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT) is the energy used for everything we do that is not exercise, sports,…
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    National Personal Training Institute » Blog

  • Before Summer Ends, Try These Fun Outdoor Workouts

    Liz Bowen
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Running, hiking cycling and a host of other outdoor sports may be among those that have dominated your summer up until now, but with less time ahead than in front of us to enjoy the summer days, why not try something new? Here’s the lowdown on just four outdoor workouts that can put a new spin on your late summer workout routines. Kayak Spin You see them as your jogging by or doing reps outside and think to yourself, “kayaking looks like it could be fun!” If you look a little closer, those kayakers are engaging in a workout routine called kayak spin. These kayaks are part of the…
  • Now You Can Fit Your Workout In During Your Layover

    Casey McIlvaine
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Anyone that spends time at the airport understands that the hours spent there are either wasted or devoted to work. Now some progressive airports are making it possible to fit in your workout during that long layover. While fee-based, spas and gyms have long been available near or in airports from Vegas to Dubai and Singapore, Philadelphia’s airport is the first to bring fitness equipment directly to the concourse. Currently, the summer trial dubbed the “Just Plane Fun” customer appreciation program provides three types of low-impact stationary bikes for travelers to use in the…
  • How Well Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?

    Casey McIlvaine
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Image courtesy of Time Today, there are as many fitness trackers to choose from as there are gyms, and an increasing number of people are using them as part of their fitness and health regimen. The biggest question that most people will have is wondering how well fitness trackers really work. The answer is not necessarily an easy one to answer without knowing what the individual wants to accomplish in terms of fitness pursuits as the user’s goals will determine which one is best for their needs and how well they work. While the latest fitness trackers have a price range that runs anywhere…
  • You are a Certified Personal Trainer…what Equipment Do You Need?

    Casey McIlvaine
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Becoming a freelance certified personal trainer usually means that you will not be able to rely on the use of the equipment of an established gym with your clients. When it comes to what equipment you will need to properly train your clients, the first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as essential equipment. Depending on the client and their fitness goals, it is possible to train many clients without the aid of any actual equipment. In order to be effective with a broad spectrum of clients and goals, there are a number of pieces of equipment that are wise first investments for…
  • How Important is Discipline for a Personal Trainer?

    Casey McIlvaine
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Achieving any worthwhile goal in life requires a great deal of self-discipline. This can mean building a career and achieving career goals to the more personal such as getting in shape, losing weight, and getting healthier. A personal trainer must be disciplined in all of these areas to be successful in their own lives and bring success in achieving stated goals for their clients. It takes a great deal of discipline of mind and body just to become a personal trainer. Despite the fact that people wake up every day and decide to become a professional personal trainer, only those with the…
 
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    Bowflex Insider

  • Brain Training & How It Boosts Your Physical Stamina

    Sara Staffaroni
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    How many hours a week do you spend training your body? Is it four, five or is it more? Do you spend that many hours training and caring for your brain? It is extremely important that you do — and I hope you’re doing it too. Your brain is the driving force for maximizing your physical talents, and it needs to be fine-tuned for you to succeed. Take exhaustion, for example. If your brain is telling you that you’re getting into exhaustion overload, then your brain is warning you what is going on in your body. I want you to learn to listen to this internal signal, as your brain is telling…
  • Healthy Back-to-school Snacks for Your Kids (and You!)

    Sara Staffaroni
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Fall is almost here, and so are the days of sack lunches and after-school snacks. A healthy snack is fuel for the day — inside the classroom and out on the playground. But something tasty is just as important as something nutritious. What snacks are your kids eating as they head back to school? Here are some of our favorite back-to-school snacks, and we hope you’ll love them too: PB&J Pita — Mix up the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich with skinny whole wheat pita bread. This easy-to-make combination packs about 400 calories, and incorporates the necessary grains and proteins…
  • Beyond Crunches – Core Training Circuit

    Sarah
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    When it comes to core training, the abdominal crunch hails as the most popular and effective exercise. Crunches alone will get your core sculpting in the right direction. However, if you really want to see what your core can become, you’re going to need a complete program that includes more than just crunches. Not only does your core flex your spine and trunk, it also plays a large role in twisting, side bending and holding still. The program outlined below will address all those components. It’s simple, but don’t confuse that with easy. After completing this routine, your core muscles…
  • Surprising Post-Workout Foods

    Sarah
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Are shakes, protein bars, and recovery supplements your typical go-to, post-workout nutrition regimen? While these products are convenient and easy to consume following an intense training session, most packaged “muscle-building” products are void of the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients provided by whole foods. After your next workout, try substituting your sports nutrition products for simple whole foods to recover quickly, reduce exercise-induced inflammation and replenish electrolytes. Combining any of options below with protein can give you an edge in a quick recovery. Portion…
  • Gluten Guidelines – Part 2

    Sarah
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    Last month, Bowflex® Dietitian Erin Kuh framed the general conversation about gluten and why some people are affected by it. This month, she wraps up the discussion and provides an at-home test that you can do to see if you are truly gluten sensitive. Continued from Part 1 – Are You Better Off Without Wheat Gluten Intolerance/Sensitivity Testing While celiac disease is usually a straightforward diagnosis, non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a large gray area in the medicine world. It’s symptomatically very similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and lactose intolerance. Although more…
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    Fitness & Healthy Living Tips

  • Slim Summer Wardrobe Secrets

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    You can use the slim summer wardrobe secrets for camouflaging your flaws and flaunting the best features of your body during the summer. The secrets involve making some good changes in your summer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Easy Steps to Fitness Success

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    21 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    These 10 steps for a successful fitness routine are both effective and powerful in jump-starting your fitness regime and getting you onto the path to a perfect and fit body. Almost everyone can... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Keep Your Mind Fit

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    19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Running is an activity that each and every personal trainer you come across would spend a bit of time attempting to push on you. If you are new to exercise and simply want to find something that is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Some Easy Tips to Lose Belly Fat

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    17 Aug 2014 | 10:58 pm
    To maintain a slim and a healthy body is a dream of many. But not all of us achieve it easily. Most of us find the pounds coming off quite slowly and lose patience and leave the exercise regime half... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Tips for Gaining Mass

    admin
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Being called skinny too often by friends? Well, you aren’t the only one. Many suffer from less muscle and want more mass. Skinny types of people aren’t the only ones who want to add some mass; a lot... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • 5 Great Signs You Know You’re On The Right Diet Plan

    ShannonClark
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So you’ve just decided that now is the time that you’re going to put forth the effort to get started on the fat loss plan you’ve been putting off for too long. You’ve found the protocol that you wish to use and you’re now two weeks in. Is the protocol working properly? Are you going... [Keep reading]
  • What To Look For In A Protein Bar

    ShannonClark
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So you’ve made the commitment to eating healthier and striving to reach your target goal weight. You know this means you not only need to plan out healthier meals, but you also need to stay accountable for your snacking as well. While your pervious snack choices may consisted of whatever you could find from the... [Keep reading]
  • Four Must-Do Calf Raises

    ShannonClark
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    One muscle group that far too often gets left out of the mix often because people simply aren’t paying close enough attention to including it into their workout routine is the calf raise. Calf raises are vital to performance enhancement however since the calf muscle is basically going to be your ‘weakest’ link in a... [Keep reading]
  • 6 Great Reasons To Use Protein Powder

    ShannonClark
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve not yet started making use of protein powder in your nutrition protocol, now is the time to start. Some people are still under the impression that protein powder is designed for those looking to build hulk-like muscles, but this isn’t the case. Otherwise may view protein powder as ‘fake’ food and unhealthy for... [Keep reading]
  • Secrets To Brad Pitt-Like Abs

    ShannonClark
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Brad Pitt is one of the top coveted bodies in the industry, thanks to his role in Fight Club. The lean physique, which demonstrates good muscle size without going overboard, is easily attainable for many men if they set out the right game plan. Combining exercise along with diet is key to success as both... [Keep reading]
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    Supplement Reviews and Rankings

  • Maja Pop – A Unique Approach to Protein Supplements

    Top10
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Protein in a Tube, With a Twist If you’re a fitness buff or a health conscious person, you know how vital it is for your metabolism, energy level and muscle strength to access a steady daily supply of protein. But you probably also know the complicated side of getting a lot of protein: many of the foods we consume that contain the protein levels we need are also high calorie and packed with other stuff we don’t necessarily want like starches, sugars, carbohydrates, artificial ingredients or other extras that make it tough for us to stay healthy, fit and trim. Add to this the fact…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Weight Gain – Bulk Up With These Products

    Top10
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Supplements for Weight Gain and Bulking Up If you’re one of the many men and women who have difficulty adding body mass in a healthy way, you’ve probably considered the possibility of adding a weight gain supplement to your regimen. It isn’t enough to simply increase your daily caloric intake; according to the National Institutes of Health, you should maintain a body mass index between 20.0 and 24.9 for the highest probability of a long and healthy life. The best weight gain supplements allow you to stay within this range by maximizing muscle growth and minimizing caloric…
  • Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Review

    Top10
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    >> Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey FAQ What Does Gold Standard 100% Whey Do? Easily living up to its name, Optimum Nutrition’s flagship protein powder product has almost certainly become the gold standard is whey protein, providing unparalleled quality and taste, and all at surprisingly affordable prices. While this product&hellip; Review Overview Taste Price Nutrition Quality 99 #1 Whey Protein Powder Summary : We picked Optimum Nutrition…
  • Cellucor C4 Extreme

    Top10
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Overview of Cellucor C4 Extreme >> Ranked #1 In our Top 10 Pre Workouts of 2014 Overview of Cellucor C4 Extreme &gt;&gt; Ranked #1 In our Top 10 Pre Workouts of 2014 Cellucor C4 Extreme FAQ What does C4 do? Simply put, C4 by Cellucor has been formulated to provide your workouts with an unparalleled boost on all fronts. Far from being a glorified caffeine supplement, which the supplement market is absolutely rammed with at the moment, this product is&hellip; Review Overview Overall Rating 96 Cellucor C4 Extreme Summary : Simply put, C4 by Cellucor has been formulated to…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Vegetarians to Take

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

    Becky White
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I will be fundraising at the Gulf Coast Half Marathon on October 19, 2014. I am asking friends, family, runners, law enforcement, and Special Olympics supporters to help me. The catch is I will be running the full 13.1 miles in full police uniform: shirt, pants, gun belt, boots, etc. Just for reference I gain about 25 pounds every time I get dressed for work. I need YOU to bet on me! Pledge a donation in any amount. If I finish you will donate your pledged amount directly to the Special Olympics of Louisiana. You can comment below with your pledge or tweet me on Twitter @bakramer1. You can…
  • Varsity Sports Beer Mile & 7th Birthday Celebration

    Becky White
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Varsity Sports Mandeville celebrated its 7th birthday this week culminating in the Birthday Beer Mile. The race was held Saturday evening at the Covington Brewhouse in downtown Covington. The race day registration and beer station were held outside the brewery. Michael Ogden, of the Covington Brewhouse, gave tours and samples of beer to the runners while we were waiting for the race to start. Of course my husband volunteered to accompany me to this race and had more than a few samples. The Beer Mile had three divisions: all Women, Mixed, and all Men. Each team had four runners. The rules were…
  • Self-defense for Runners

    Becky White
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:09 am
    Last week a female was attacked on the St. Tammany Trace. (For those not familiar with the Trace, it is a former railway that was converted to a cycling/jogging path that spans 28 miles in southern Louisiana. It is very popular with local runners.) The female was walking in between Lonsome Rd. and Koop Dr. when a male approached her from behind and grabbed her around her neck. Luckily a cyclist was nearby and scared off the male. The cyclist called 911 and the male was apprehended a short while later by police. What if the cyclist was not there? Could the female defend herself? What was…
  • August Races

    Becky White
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    All Comers Track Meet 100 Meters to 2 Miles Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM St Martin’s Episcopal School, Metairie, LA Lazy Magnolia 5K 5K Friday August 1, 2014, 5:00pm Kiln, MS Summer Beach 5K 5K Saturday, August 2 2014 8:00am Pass Christian, MS Lakefront Lighthouse Stroll 2 miles Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:00pm New Orleans, LA Red Dress Run Novelty Run Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00am New Orleans, LA Sharkweek Showdown Triathlon 1 mile kayak, 11 mile bike, 1.5 mile run Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00am Bay St. Louis, MS St. Charles Challenge 5K Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8:00am Picayune,…
  • Happy’s New Orleans 5K

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

  • The Importance of Water for your Personal Training Clients

    GuestAuthor
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Water is crucial in the functioning and maintenance of the body. Water is everywhere, from the jelly inside the eyeballs to the fluid inside our skulls in which the brain floats. It helps keep muscles expanding and contracting, the lungs moist for breathing, controls internal and external body temperatures, lubricates joints and maintains the functioning of all your other organs. Keeping cool and staying hydrated can help conserve energy that can be used for exercise periods or other daily activities. Workouts tend to elevate the body temperature. This causes the body to sweat in order to…
  • Exercise is Strong Medicine for your Personal Training Clients

    GuestAuthor
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Patterns of modern living have channeled the average senior into an increasingly sedentary existence. Human beings, however, were built for movement and it appears that physiologically they have not adapted well to this reduced level of activity. “Regular exercise” is necessary to develop and maintain not only an optimal level of health, but also more youthful appearance, improved posture, mental clarity and high energy. Exercise has also been found to aid in weight control and to increase muscle strength and endurance. It does this by enhancing the function of the lungs, heart…
  • Should you Consider a Strength and Conditioning Certification?

    Blake Wade
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Many trainers are working towards (or already have) a Strength and Conditioning Specialist/Coach certification under their belts. Many more trainers do not, however. What is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist? Is it a good investment? Will it further your training abilities? Can you gain better employment with it? All these are important questions to ask yourself before you dismiss this area of expertise that could propel your personal training services to a new level. The definition of “strength” is the quality or state of being physically strong. “Conditioning”…
  • Pains of your Running Clients

    GuestAuthor
    6 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Chondromalacia Patella, or “Runner’s Knee”, occurs when repeated stress on the knee causes inflammation and a gradual softening of the cartilage under the kneecap (patella). The inflammation of the cartilage prevents the kneecap from gliding smoothly over the end of the thigh bone (femur) therefore causing pain and swelling of the knee. The underside of the kneecap should be smooth and move within the femoral groove (a groove on the thigh bone). If the kneecap is pulled sideways, it becomes rough like sandpaper and the symptoms appear. The pain associated with Runner’s…
  • Why Furthering your Fitness Knowledge and Education is Important

    Blake Wade
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Knowledge on health and fitness has never been more readily available and popular. Almost every employer that offers health insurance will have some sort of health fair, guest speaker or health competition of some kind for the employees. Infomercials on TV, Facebook ads and the rising popularity of fitness in general have everyone up to speed on the latest health and fitness topics to some degree. With this in mind, being a personal trainer has never been harder from a knowledge and experience standpoint. Keeping up on current health topics and furthering your own knowledge has never been…
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    Big Fit Deal™

  • Motivation When You Haven’t Found “That Thing”

    Rachel
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    You know how a key component of a healthy lifestyle is moving your body in a way that you enjoy? Yeah… I struggle with that. See, as an adult, I haven’t found THAT THING yet — the thing that makes me say, “I’d rather be doing THAT THING than hanging with my kids or reading The post Motivation When You Haven’t Found “That Thing” appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • It’s Actually About That Bass AND That Treble

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    This is gonna seem totally off topic for BFD, but stick with me. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am a pop-culture addict. While I have some long-time loves (the Monkees, Johnny Depp, Fame, the Muppets) and some destined-to-become long-time loves (Supernatural, Doctor Who, Tom Hiddleston, Arrow), my most recent obsession The post It’s Actually About That Bass AND That Treble appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • What I See Is Not What You Get

    Kim
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:07 am
    Whenever I go to an event or somewhere public, one thing I worry about is if I’m going to be the fattest person there. I tell myself it doesn’t matter, that I’m a great person, people tell me I’m pretty, my husband loves me and is proud to be seen with me. My children reassure The post What I See Is Not What You Get appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • I Think They Still Know…

    Beverly
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    This post has been in my head a while, but then resurfaced again earlier this month as I was walking past a window and saw a reflection of myself… I’m a self-admitted “gut sucker.” Meaning I am always sucking my gut in. It’s like second nature these days. I literally do it without even having The post I Think They Still Know… appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • It Takes a Village

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    You guys! I could not be more excited to write this post. I know, you were thinking that I was going to be radio silent for awhile, but I have big news. When I announced my hiatus, some really amazing women contacted me about writing for BFD. And then I asked a couple other phenomenal The post It Takes a Village appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
 
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    Foundation of Strength

  • Strength Training 101: The Ultimate Guide to Strength Training for Beginners

    Tommy Pettijohn
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    gain strength and build muscle with the fundamentals of strength training If you’re interested in packing on pounds of solid muscle, shedding your belly fat, and building superhuman strength, then what I’m about to show might just be the key to transforming your body. And the best part, this simple approach to getting lean and ripped also happens to be one of the healthiest things you can ever do for yourself. In this post I’m going to introduce you to the basic principles of strength training, show you how we build muscle and give you a powerful beginners strength training routine so…
  • The Renegade Diet Review: How to Build Muscle & Lose Fat At The Same Time

    Tommy Pettijohn
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Jason Ferruggia’s “The Renegade Diet” promises to help you lose fat and build muscle simultaneously in a healthy way I finally picked up a copy of Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Diet a couple weeks ago after spending way too long debating whether or not I really needed to learn about another diet or if the plan I was following was good enough. See, I’d been messing around with concepts like carb cycling, intermittent fasting and good old-fashioned clean eating for years and thought that I probably knew everything that the book had to offer. So I kept putting it off…
  • Here’s A Simple And Healthy Eating Plan For Building Muscle (Plus Five Easy Recipes to Get Started)

    Tommy Pettijohn
    15 Dec 2013 | 11:47 am
    Yes, it’s possible to gain lean muscle mass without adding a ton of fat on top of it. If you follow this simple eating plan you’ll be on your way to building muscle and gaining strength if you stick with it over the long term. Photo Source: minonda If you’ve ever worked out consistently and struggled to build muscle and lose fat, it probably has nothing to do with what you’re doing in the gym… The truth is, you can work as hard as you want in the gym, but if you’re not eating enough of the right stuff you’ll never build muscle. If you’re not consuming an…
  • Why Most “Magazine” Workouts Fail To Build Muscle… And What To Do Instead

    Tommy Pettijohn
    9 Dec 2013 | 4:54 am
    Most muscle magazine workouts overcomplicate things and make the process of building muscle seem more complicated than it needs to be. The truth is much simpler: by following a single workout, consistently you’ll start to see gains in muscle, weigth and strength very quickly. Photo Source: Gym Equipment If you’re a “hardgainer” the worst thing you can possibly do is tear out the workouts you find in most of the workouts you see in muscle magazines. Following these workouts will cause you to waste hours and hours of valuable time in the gym cranking out reps often…
  • 6 Simple Drills for Proper Squat Technique

    Tommy Pettijohn
    4 Oct 2013 | 1:35 am
    Learning to squat right is the number one skill you can learn if you want to pack on pounds of muscle. It’s the foundation of my workout and should be the first lift you tackle if your goal is to get bigger and gain muscle. Photo Source: Barbell Squat Let’s say you’re just starting to lift weights, or maybe you’ve been lifting for years and just want to figure out a way to correct your form. Whatever the case, these 6 drills will help you master the squat before you ever load up a barbell. While the squat is easily one of the most important lifts you can do in the…
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    workouttrends.com

  • Burpees In Cross Fit- Not As What You Expected

    Namrata Diengdoh
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love Cross Fit.Yes I do. I love everything about this regime and I admire every human being who is capable of carrying out the workouts which come along with it. Most of all I am always in awe of those who have learned to love the “Burpees,” one of the most dreaded exercises which was initially programmed by Dr. Royal H. Burpee, for testing the fitness of soldiers during the outset of World War II And look at where the burpees stand today. It is one of the best and toughest work outs which every athlete, body builder, and fitness enthusiast wants to conquer. It is just…
  • The Ideal Recovery Drink: The Athlete’s Pick

    Shyamali Sharma
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    Apart from the basic workout needs, improvement of performance is one of the biggest headaches that any fitness enthusiast or athlete has. It does not matter what level of performance you have achieved or how many medals you have taken home, you always want to get better at it. I’m not an athlete myself, but recently I came across a valuable piece of information about one of the factors with which an athlete or even a bodybuilder can improve his form – the post workout or the post practice drink. Being an athlete or fitness enthusiast, you have your own diet plan. Everything seems…
  • Here’s How Yoga Can Turn You Into A Pretty Ballerina

    Pranita Sohony
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Pretty, elegant, charming, innocent, fragile yet strong – and we can go on and on to describe a ballerina. Ballerinas fascinated me ever since I saw a Ballet performance at the City Ballet theater in my childhood days. The charisma of ballerinas took over me in an instant. I too felt like being one and experiencing their grace-filled stylish world. Though I didn’t get a chance to learn Ballet dancing, the fascination and liking for being ballerina-like is still alive in me and I’m sure there are many others like me who feel the same. Don’t we admire them deeply and love to…
  • WT Picks: The Shock And Fun Edition

    Mansi Goel
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    For our brand new weekly series, Workout Trends Picks, a.k.a. WT Picks, we bring forth the most interesting links in health and fitness from all across the internet at one place. Here is what we loved last week. Let’s be wrong on the strongest muscle What this article taught me – for starters, there are some people called the “Tongue Experts”! And that the most versatile muscle of our body, the tongue, is just versatile, and not the strongest muscle. It also taught me that my tongue is similar to an octopus’ tentacles. That’s disgusting, for sure. For many…
  • Keeping Up With Fitness During Pregnancy

    Pranita Sohony
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    It was great to meet Irene after 5 years of college. Life had changed a lot in the past years and catching up over a cup of coffee just seemed perfect! When I saw Irene entering the cafe, I was awe struck! Irene looked just too young and fit to look like baby Rachel’s mother. She didn’t look like a mom of a 1 year old! Soon after we settled into a fluent conversation, I finally gave in to asking her the secret to her perfect figure and fit body, which she had managed to maintain despite shouldering the responsibility of a baby. I was amazed to know that it just was not what I was…
 
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    Meditation Relax Club

  • Unhealthy Diet Tips: The 6 Diets You Should Never Try

    RLion
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    An unhealthy diet can be devastating for your body. Here is a list of bad diet plans that you should never follow if you want to loose weight in a healthy way! Losing weight is no easy task, and losing weight in a healthy and natural way is even more difficult. People are willing to do scary things in order to lose just a couple of kilograms. Unhealthy dieting tips are spread through the internet, and people carry them out unaware of the dangers of undergoing such a poor lifestyle. We compiled a list of bad dieting tips that have become popular during the latest years. We will explain why…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Relaxing Music Downloads of the week – Forest Stream

    RLion
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hello everybody! We’re back to work for a new free download mp3 music. Many of us are still on vacation, but there is also a great part of workers who have come to work right this morning, such as me. So how to start a new week? Which soundtrack will you choose to remain calm and maybe to feel the sensation to be still on holiday? Nothing is better than some nature sounds, especially water sounds. The music you’re about to listen contains the river sound, recorded in a forest and the tropical notes of an ancient African instrument, the mbira, combined together to release a soft…
  • 6 Ways to Feel Happy and Stay Positive

    RLion
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    In order to live a balanced and happy life, you must stay positive. Here are some easy ways to feel good with yourself and with who you are. When in need of support and balance in your life, follow these simple methods to feel better. Getting back up when you are feeling down is not always easy, and sometimes a little help is needed. Remember to stay positive and trust that you will find light in the end. 1. Trust Yourself Stop blaming yourself for everything, and follow the flow of things. Believe in yourself, and in the fact that you will make the right decisions. Even when everything does…
  • 6 Bizarre Healthy Foods to Eat: Foods That Are Unexpectedly Good for You

    RLion
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Diets are a long list of what you must or can’t eat. This list of healthy food might change your views on what to avoid during a diet. What do you avoid during a diet? Are you sure that your choices are correct? This healthy foods list might change your opinion on what you should not avoid. Red Wine When assumed in the right quantity, it can be extremely useful. The benefits of red wine include a lower risk of cardiac arrest and of diabetes. Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate benefits include a lower blood pressure. It has a very high amount of antioxidants, but the best part is that it…
  • 10 Good Reasons to Laugh: Benefits of Laughter

    RLion
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    Staying positive throughout adversities is what shoes a person’s true colors. When in need of optimism to face negative events, laughter therapy can help you get through tough times. But what are the benefits of laughter? Keep on reading and find out the beautiful ways in which joy can affect you. It Makes You Look Younger When we laugh, out muscles release tension and relax. This gives us a younger appearance and makes wrinkles disappear. It Helps Your Relationship Couples that participate in laughter therapy sessions are more likely to see an improvement of their relationship in the…
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  • How to Avoid Shin Splints When Running Outside

    GoToRunning
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Shin splints hurt a lot, we know that. But besides that, they can be pretty frustrating because they mess up your running training plans. And on top of that, the pain can last for a while even after you finish running. And all that put together can make you feel like doo-doo very easily. But the good news is that there are a few things you can do to avoid shin splints. Pace yourself One of the main reason people get shin splints is because they start running too hard too fast. Anytime you increase your miles, or increase the intensity of your workouts, it is better and safer to do it…
  • Long Distance Running for Weight Loss: How to See Results?

    GoToRunning
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Lots of people see long distance running as a great way to lose weight. After all, running a marathon, for example, takes a lot of effort and energy. In theory, you could burn a little more than half a pound of body fat by running one. But the reality is a whole different story. There are lots of factors when it comes to running to lose weight… it is not a magic pill. It is true that you can burn a lot of calories when you go running. But to really lose weight, there is more to it. Efficiency Here is the thing. Your body is a very efficient, super adaptable machine. And the reason why…
  • How to Choose Good Earbuds for Running

    GoToRunning
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    The number one rule you should know about how to choose good ear buds for running is this: know why you need them in the first place. A lot of runners use their running time to be alone and get lost in their own thoughts. To them, the idea of listening to anything other than their footsteps on the ground is just silly. Other runners are the opposite. They use their running time to listen to music, audiobooks, the radio, etc. In that case, finding the right ear buds is important because not all are created equal. Some are good to isolate sound, other are good to listen to spoken words, and…
  • How to Prevent Chafing While Running

    GoToRunning
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    To avoid chafing between the legs when you go running, there are two things you can do. First, you need to reduce or eliminate friction. Second, you have to control humidity. And here is why. Chafing takes place mostly because of something you are wearing is rubbing against your skin, or your skin is rubbing against your skin. In the case where your shirt, or your shorts, or your sports bra is causing the irritation, usually it is easy to remove the cause. But in the case of skin against skin, things get a little trickier. What can you do to avoid chafing? Moisture control Moisture is one of…
  • How to Avoid Getting Blisters While Running

    GoToRunning
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Happy feet are a runner’s best friend. Blisters are a nightmare for any runner. Besides being painful, they will slow you down when you go running. And not only that, blisters take a long time to heal. But here is the good news. There are several things you can do to reduce your chances of getting them. It is a matter of undertanding how they happen. Basically, you need at least two things for blister to happen. One is humidity, the other one is friction. Humidity can be from sweat or from the environment. Friction happens when some are of your shoes rubs against your skin over and…
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    Skill Based Fitness

  • Will I Get ‘Bulky’ If I Lift Weights?

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

    Darren Beattie
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    (And what to do instead…) I don’t want to be an alarmist, I just want to start out by being honest today. I wish the ‘Crunch’ and ‘Sit-Up’ would mostly just die already. Like skinny jeans, they are dramatically overused and often inappropriate… If I see, or read the phrase, ‘try this awesome ab workout [...]
  • Why Carbs Matter…

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

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

    Darren Beattie
    13 May 2014 | 4:45 am
    Everytime I meet someone new I will often be asked this question as it pertains to the services I provide. I’ve always seen such great value in being coached and mentored by someone else that I think I’ve overlooked why many people might resist being coached or mentored by other people. If you’ve grown up [...]
 
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  • 28 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am

    Patrick MacKeogh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
        When I tell people what I do (Personal Training..) they always assume my job is to stop people from over-eating as I run them into the ground… But its actually the exact opposite. (First I’d like to point out this ISN’T directed at one person – I say this because more than half of my clients will think I’m referencing them!) Most of my training clients come to me because they are stuck, not because they are lazy, they are motivated by their own drive for being better.Most have been already dieting and will pretty much stick to whatever I say. The…
  • What motivates you to train?

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

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

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

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

  • Ct Fletcher And Scot Mendelson |The Burning Bench Press

    Serge Souprayen
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Ct Fletcher And Scot Mendelson |The Burning Bench PressCt Fletcher teamed up with scot mendolson doing a super crazy stunt called burning bench press. I sure never seen a stunt like this before , they don’t call him the craziest ,motherfucker for noting. Do not try this it home as you might burn your fucking Gainzzz. What is your take on it ?
  • Modafinil vs. Adrafinil a Comparison of Side Effects and Benefits

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

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

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

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

  • Anti-GMO is Junk Science

    Doug
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    The controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is made needlessly complex thanks to junk science. A little refresher course on scientific logic would help the public get clear on this contentious topic.  If you believe science should be subject to popular opinion, political interests, media bias and/or religious views, then stop reading now.  Science is not democratic. “Science is the pursuit and application […] The post Anti-GMO is Junk Science appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Obese Marathoners: Cardio Overkill

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

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

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

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

  • Top 5 Kettle Bell Exercises For An All Body Workout

    Krupesh Padave
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Fat loss techniques are probably the most searched query when it comes to health and for good reason. Today’s lifestyle has resulted in people becoming overweight and scouring the internet for weight loss advice. The trouble begins when people have to buy so many equipment that it gets horribly confusing to inculcate them into your regimen.So, take my advice and do away with those shenanigans by opting for kettle bell for a whole body workout like no other.Double handed Kettle Bell SwingThis is quite like the starter before the main course. But don’t underestimate its importance in…
  • How To Get Over A Strength Training Plateau

    Ashwin Kak
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    If you’re relatively new to strength training, you’ve probably seen some great results over the first few months of your program. But, if you’ve been at it for six months or so and have not made any updates to your program, you might notice that you’re not making the progress that you’d want to.The reason for this is that people enter what we call a ‘plateau’ stage. But there are ways that you can move past that and progress to reach your fitness goals. Ask yourself these three questions and follow some simple tips to raise the bar.Are you performing the same…
  • Bridge The Gap Between Those Thighs For A Healthier Tomorrow

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

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

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

  • Guy Attempts A 600 LB Deadlift & Passes Out

    admin
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Nothing says a true test of strength then the good ole deadlift. The deadlift is king for a reason!
  • Top 5 Deadlift Mistakes Your Making & How To Correct Them

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    If your deadlift is suffering from making any progress, then chances are, you’re not reading enough on the deadlift. I take that back…your not reading the #1 source for deadlifts. Enough with a failed attempt on promotion; however, the key lies on mistakes you probably did not know existed or even made. Without further or do, we bring you the top 5 mistakes your making with the deadlift and how to correct them. Mistake 1 – Thick Running Shoes Vibram Five-Fingers Notice the pictures of Arnold deadlifting barefoot? Shoes inadvertently raise your height and create an uneasy…
  • Kettlebell Deadlift – Walk Before You Run

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

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

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

  • Yoga: Try this Ancient Exercise to Help Tone Your Abs

    Dr. Mercola
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Yoga is a practice that has been around for 5,000 years. Although many regard Yoga as just another form of exercise, it's really a much more comprehensive practice that integrates mental, physical and spiritual elements. In fact, it is said the physical positions of yoga represent only about 10 percent of its value, and the other 90 percent lies in the mental and spiritual growth that happens on the mat. Yoga can be regarded as a form of meditation that demands your full attention and participation. The Yoga positions (asanas) are tools for helping you learn new ways of moving…
  • Short Bursts of Exercise Are Better Than Exercising Nonstop

    Dr. Mercola
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola When you exercise, are you the type who jogs or uses an elliptical machine at a slow or moderate pace for a good 30 or 45 minutes -- and maybe even reads a book or magazine at the same time? Or are you a devoted walker who can easily spend an hour or more fitting in your daily walk? First, I’d like to commend you on your exercise efforts. You are making an investment in your health that will pay you handsomely, both immediately and in the future. However, there’s something you should know. Exercise experts are quickly abandoning the old exercise advice – the…
  • Running: Any Amount Is Good, and More May Not Be Better

    Dr. Mercola
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Increasingly, fitness experts are moving away from the outdated recommendations that suggest you need 30 to 60 minutes of moderate daily activity. What is now known is that vigorous activity may be far more beneficial for most people, and when you exercise intensely, you only need to do it for a fraction of the time. In some cases, even five minutes of vigorous activity is enough to provide significant benefits, which is really quite remarkable when you think about it. An entire high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, for instance, takes just 20 minutes but the actual…
  • Will Drinking Diet Soda Help You Lose Weight?

    Dr. Mercola
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Do you believe that drinking diet soda will allow you to "have your cake and eat it too" while still controlling your weight, or even shedding a few pounds? This is certainly what the soda industry wants you to believe. Last year, Coca-Cola Company rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. The ads drew fire from consumers, consumer advocates, and obesity experts1, 2 alike. Most people saw the campaign as little more than an effort in damage control, considering the overwhelming evidence linking soda consumption to obesity. Soon…
  • Researchers Find Healthy Brown Fat Regulates Your Blood Sugar

    Dr. Mercola
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Your body fat percentage is a useful gauge to dictate metabolic health or dysfunction, with lower levels (to a point) generally associated with better health outcomes. This is referring to white fat (the kind that accumulates where you least want it). Brown fat is most prominent in newborn animals (including human babies), where its main function is to generate body heat, helping newborns to regulate their temperatures. Here’s where it gets interesting… brown fat generates heat by burning calories, and because of this, it’s being explored as a tool for weight loss,…
 
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    How To Gain Weight

  • Gaining Weight Isn’t That Hard

    Peter
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    A lot of hardgainers complain how hard it is for them to gain weight. I used to be that way too. Then I started being serious and transformed my skinny frame into a big, muscular body. I don’t get mistaken for the skinny boy anymore! I wrote a free guide on how this can be done, outlining the basic steps that need to be taken in order to do this and what type of information you should know before you begin: How To Gain Weight However basically all this can be summarized in 3 easy words: 1) Eat 2) Workout 3) Rest Yes, it’s that simple! For all of you that want to know more, here is…
  • Learn A Language In A Day

    Peter
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    So can you learn to speak a foreign language in a day? Of course not, but I did run into an interesting article by Joshua Foer on how he “learned to speak a language in a day”. Of course the words “speak” and “day” are very relative as will be explained later. Joshua Foer is the author of a book called: “Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything”. In the book he describes his journey of learning how to remember things. In it he describes mnemonics, or a series of special techniques that can be used to remember various things (such as…
  • The Lessons You Learn From Your Grandfathers

    Peter
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    As a kid, some of my most vivid memories are from the times I would hang out with my grandfathers. Listening to stories of their own lives, visiting historical sites, or just going fishing, are some of the things that we would do. What sticks out the most, are the times when we would talk together. They would recount tales of how things used to be and how they lived. They were both born before World War 2 and came from a world different from the way things are now. One of my grandfather’s actually fought in the war. Drafted as a young kid of only 18 years old, his entrance into…
  • Even If Your Original Dreams Don’t Work Out, You Should Continue On Dreaming

    Peter
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Watching the happy faces of the German players after they had won the World Cup, I thought back to my childhood. Once I had dreams of being in their place, enjoying the emotions that they had been experiencing. I too had wanted to be a World Champion, to score the winning goal and to hold up the Cup for all the world to see. Yet here I am, sitting at home, watching the television and realizing that most of the players on the field are younger than me. The dreams that I had in childhood never came to fruition. I think about it and imagine how close I had been. As a kid, I had been playing with…
  • Kick-Ass Tunes To Pump You Up

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

  • Introducing Doug Connor: From his Weight Loss Journey to Training to Become Mr. Pittsburgh

    Ramon Thomas
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    CASS Fitness is proud to announce we are sponsoring an up and coming bodybuilder who will be competing in the 2015 Mr. Pittsburgh contest. Doug Connor is no ordinary bodybuilder. He has a story behind him. Standing at 5’6, Doug once weighed 230lbs., Doug was not in top shape even though he was a consummate athlete. Doug competitively participated in football, basketball, and was even a track star. He had noticed that he had fallen off of his exercise and healthy eating routine the past few years. That fact combined with a job as a Bus Driver for the Pittsburgh Port Authority, which…
  • Fit Shaming is for Real by April Kinzler

    mattbible
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    From childhood and into my twenties I endured scrutiny and criticism from others regarding my weight. There isn’t a name I haven’t been called or a fat joke I haven’t heard at my expense. When I was overweight the insults were many, the unwanted weight loss advice came in abundance, and there were plenty of folks ready and willing to monitor my every bite of food and shake their head in disapproval if I dare go for seconds. The solution to this problem in my mind was to lose all the weight and by doing so I would silence the critics, but I was very wrong. It took me years to achieve my…
  • The Mental Side of Weight Loss by April Kinzler

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

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

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

  • Stress Less: The Best Superfoods To Help Reduce Anxiety

    Cassie Johnston
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Stress less by eating a diet rich in these superfoods. You'll feel instantly better without the guilt! The post Stress Less: The Best Superfoods To Help Reduce Anxiety appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 5 Exercises to Improve Your Disc Golf Game

    Josh Cox
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    As disc golf continues to soar in popularity, discover some exercises that will help improve your balance, stability, and strength! The post 5 Exercises to Improve Your Disc Golf Game appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 5 Simple Ways To Cook With Fresh Herbs

    Carly Sippel
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Ever wonder how to make your cooking less bland? Consider using these tips and fresh herbs for a deliciously healthy meal! The post 5 Simple Ways To Cook With Fresh Herbs appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 7 Weird Nutrition Tips That Actually Work

    Cassie Johnston
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    These weird nutrition tips and tricks might sound strange, but they’ll help you get healthier one small step at a time. The post 7 Weird Nutrition Tips That Actually Work appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Link Roundup: Our 4 Favorite Health Articles This Week

    Amanda Ingle
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    These four health articles will spark your motivation this weekend to put a few healthy items on your to-do list! The post Link Roundup: Our 4 Favorite Health Articles This Week appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Accepting that Different Isn’t Better or Worse

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:06 am
    Bear with me… Today I’m just going to share some thoughts and well it’s my blog, so I guess I have every right to do that! Plus, Amanda’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday makes it seem like a thing to do. As a child I adored my birthday, of course for the presents and the cake, but oh the parties. The parties. Kindergarten straight through my Senior year, my inexhaustible parents whipped together pool parties and many, many long, loud giggly sleep overs in between work, coaching games and well all the other responsibilities I now understand that adults have. These shindigs were never…
  • How to pace yourself while running outside

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    Do you start races like a rocket ship to the moon and then find yourself falling out of the sky before you’ve made landing? Or you need to check your watch with every mile to have any idea if you’re going too fast, too slow, wildly off pace, nailing the goal? He took refuge in the concept that sometimes slowest is the fastest in the end. Depending upon the race and planned distance pace and effort will change, but the ideal for each run is to start with the first mile being the slowest as your body warms up and adapts to the movement. This is why a longer warm-up is recommended for…
  • Creating a Personalized Fueling Plan {Vega Sport Giveaway}

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    Would you like to run faster? Recovery more quickly? Hit the wall…well never? Many runners spend a great deal of time pouring over training plans, trying to find the one which will lead them to the next PR…but as with most things that’s only one component of optimized performance. Over the years, I’ve talked a lot about my process of learning to fuel properly and a great deal of that is thanks to the folks at Vega. After meeting Brendon, reading his books and talking with his team I began to understand that sports nutrition is not calories {read more about that}. In the coming months…
  • Half Marathons Worth Traveling For {Win an entry to any race you choose}

    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Racecation - why isn’t this word in the dictionary yet? Mini-me and muggle have been deemed dictionary worthy words of our lifetime, so I think it’s time to begin a pursuit of expanding the world’s knowledge of a racecation. I’ll get right on that…after I go run.Racecations have become a staple around here, much to my husbands chagrin as it always means a few days of not seeing much, followed by a few days of hobbling around…none the less it combines my two favorite activities of travel and running so he humors me and we continue to roam!If you haven’t done one before, I highly…
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  • 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…
  • BSN N.O. Xplode Reviews

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

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

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

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

    Maffew James
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Source: Flickr Living in a developed society, you'd think that vitamin and mineral deficiencies were a thing of the past. No longer are we held ransom by scurvy or malnutrition. With fresh fruit and vegetables, abundant dairy and lean meat, and more than enough disposable income to buy as much as we need, it's hard to believe that we're plagued by a deficiency of global proportions. It's
  • The antidepressant age

    Maffew James
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:50 am
    "We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together  Headpiece filled with straw..." — T.S. Elliot, The Hollow Men Today's world is in stark comparison to the days of yesteryear. This is the era of over-prescribing and over-medicating. This is the medicated generation, and it's a shocking trend that's likely to continue growing into the foreseeable future. <!--
  • The great weight loss scam

    Maffew James
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    <!-- profound-health_main_Blog1_300x250_as --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); You live in a world where an endless stream of diet pills and regimes are marketed to you as a way to lose weight. In addition to this, the usual marketing ploy is to represent these products as a tool to lose weight with little to no exercise. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the warning
  • Natural anxiety relief

    Maffew James
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    <!-- profound-health_main_Blog1_300x250_as --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It goes without saying that you're probably feeling more stress and anxiety than you want to be feeling. If you find yourself seizing up with anxiety, you can rest assured you're not alone. Over 40 million people in the US suffer from some form of anxiety disorder, and more deal with milder
  • Forskolin - get the body you want

    Maffew James
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    <!-- profound-health_main_Blog1_300x250_as --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Forskolin is a herbal supplement sourced from the Coleus forskohlii plant. This plant has been used for centuries to treat a range of complaints varying from heart problems to digestive issues, and is a traditional Ayurvedic herb used in Indian medicine. What makes forskolin so interesting however,
 
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  • Raining? Try These Mouth-watering and Healthy Onion Fritters (Pokaras)

    saifitnesstips
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    How about trying a cup of tea and super delicious yet healthy onion fritters while sitting on your terrace and enjoying the showers? Well! If this interests you, why not to try the recipe of easy to cook and tasty onion fritters. Ingredients You Need: Gram Flour Chopped onions Olive/Sunflower oil Chopped coriander leaves Finely […]
  • Explore The Benefits of Having Bananas Daily

    saifitnesstips
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” Right? But, do you know that consuming bananas daily is four times more beneficial than eating apples per day. This horned shaped fruit is probably one of the most wonderful fruits that energize and heal. There are so many diseases and health conditions which can be prevented […]
  • Do Not Let Yourself Fall Victim to Dengue This Monsoon!

    saifitnesstips
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Despite all the relief they bring, showers of monsoon are not always welcomed with an open heart by those who are disease-prone and can catch infections easily. But, do not let this happen to you and prevent yourself from the dangerous dengue fever, which becomes a common feature during monsoons. Let us have a quick […]
  • Five Beverages You Should Avoid For The Health Reasons

    saifitnesstips
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Beverages are the indispensable part of your day-to-day life. But, unfortunately the market is deluged with the kind of beverages that can ruin your health. There are only a few beverages like green tea or buttermilk which can have a positive impact on your health. If you are health-conscious and particular about the food you […]
  • Some Facts About Eggs That You Do Not Know

    saifitnesstips
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    So, eggs are your favorite food for the breakfast. Right? All of you know that eggs are one of the best foods for your health and are the richest source of protein. But, given here are some of the facts which you do not know and would love to explore. Let us have a quick […]
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  • Q&A With Al Vermeil

    Sean Hogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    By Guest Blogger Al VermeilAl Vermeil is the only strength coachto have World Championship rings from both…
  • Raw Strength Or No Strength

    Sean Hogan
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Guest Blogger Brandon Richey How many times have you been to a gym or in a weight room only to witness a trainee using straps before they lift on nearly every single exercise they do? In addition to this what about seeing them strut around the weight room with a weighted belt on only to pick up the curl bar for a quick bicep pump?This is a very common theme in todays so called modern era of fitness and its a problem that I want to take the time to address today! After all, I dont believe in using crutches if one is able to walk just fine with the effort of their own legs. Get Rid Of The…
  • Introduction to “Training”

    Sean Hogan
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    By Guest Blogger Rob AndersonMy previous article addressed the importance of the initial “FUNdamentals” stage of Long-term athlete development according to Balyi (2001). This article looks to continue in the process of athlete development with a particular focus on the subsequent stage of introducing “Training” comprised of 2 stages. Early Specialisation Late Specialisation      1.      Training to train     2.      Training to compete     3.      Training to…
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  • 5 reasons why alcohol isn’t your friend

    jenni
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    No one can deny how wonderful a glass of wine can taste after a hard day. However, when it comes to weight loss, alcohol isn’t your friend. Giving it up is hard because alcohol habits run pretty deep in our culture. That’s why wine tasting, microbreweries, and happy hour have become so popular. There’s more than one reason why I advocate for my weight loss clients to skip drinking and it’s not just because of the high calorie content. 1. Alcohol slows how you burn fat Yep, even one drink impairs your fat burning ability. Alcohol can’t be stored after you…
  • Trainer Talk #21

    jenni
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is a continuation of my usual Wednesday personal posts. Except now they’re gonna be on Fridays Let’s talk workouts I know that it’s been a while since I’ve shared what I do for health and fitness. Honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to say since I’m really not doing a ton in that department. Instead of the gym, I’ve been working with drill drivers, hammers, and crow bars. I’ve been painting, texturing ceilings, and ripping out carpet. I’m covered in concrete dust I’ve also been burning more calories than a gym workout has ever…
  • This is why you don’t need an exercise mantra

    jenni
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    No pain, no gain No excuses Pain is weakness leaving the body Do these do anything for you? Do any of these extreme one-liners motivate you at all? How many of us are competitive athletes whose performance will suffer if they miss one workout or don’t give it their all? They do nothing for me. And I’d venture a guess that they don’t help you much either. I’m not a runner. I’m not a triathlete. I’m not a bodybuilder. I’m just a woman who wants to be as fit as she can for family, for her health and for herself. Most of us workout just for these reasons.
  • 13 Tips to Stay Healthy While You’re Pregnant

    jenni
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Let’s just take a second to say; “YOU’RE GROWING A LITTLE MIRACLE INSIDE OF YOU!” Whew! Ok, got that out of the way. But seriously, pregnant women deal with all sorts of aches, pains, sickness, and lifestyle changes all for the sake of a tiny little baby that doesn’t let them sleep or shower for weeks. The hard thing with pregnancy, is that not all pregnancies are the same. Some women are on bed-rest and some workout hardcore until they’re in labor. It’s awesome that so many women are taking the necessary steps to…
  • Strength training at home #2: a no equipment workout for you!

    jenni
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last week you hopefully saw the lower body workout. Here’s the upper body companion! As I mentioned in that post, we all have things in our home that we can use to get stronger. Just like you go to the gym and lift heavy things, you have plenty of heavy things in your home that can function as a dumbbell or barbell. As long as you’re being safe and smart about it, there’s no reason why you can’t get in a good strength workout at home. So take that beer box we made last week and let’s get to work on that upper body. You can use this and the lower body workout by…
 
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  • JUNK FOOD & PROCESSED FOODS - HOW & WHY THEY'RE OK

    Dayne Hudson
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    For a long time, people have turned their noses up at processed foods and junk foods, holding onto the belief that there's no place for them in the quest for their health and fitness goals. But the truth is, they really aren't a bad as you might think.Tags: Nutrition
  • HIGH PROTEIN DIETS SHORTEN YOUR LIFE? THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT THAT STUDY

    Dayne Hudson
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    This year, a study (1) came out suggesting that high protein diets kill mice and that a high carbohydrate diet is the way forward for a longer life span. It was pretty big news, and certainly raised eyebrows in the fitness world and doctors alike. As you know I've always been a fan of the high protein approach, writing about it on many occasion. Tags: Nutrition
  • THE MYTH OF GI - HOW & WHY YOU'VE BEEN FOOLED

    Dayne Hudson
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    There are lots of things in the wide world of the health and fitness industry that are misunderstood. And GI, otherwise known as glycemic index, is another one you can add to your bag of FIT'N'FLEXED MYTHS. Tags: Nutrition
  • THE ROLE OF GENETICS ON MOTIVATION, MUSCLE GROWTH & FAT LOSS

    Dayne Hudson
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    You've heard so many people talk about it before. "It's just his/her genetics" they say. But just how important are genetics for muscle growth and fat loss?  You might be surprised to learn that there's a lot more to genetics than just how we respond to training. Believe it or not, we can hold them accountable for our motivation to exericise as well!Tags: NutritionTraining
  • WHY THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD PUMP IRON AND EAT MORE PROTEIN

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

  • It’s Summer! Why Do I Have a Cold?

    Paisley Hansen
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    We all look forward to the warmth of summer-time. It’s a time to get away, have fun and go outside. Isn’t it just simply unfair to catch a cold during vacation months? Why do cold symptoms surface when flu and cold season have ended? Is there any way to dodge a cold in the summer […] You are Reading It’s Summer! Why Do I Have a Cold? by Paisley Hansen, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • 7 unique ways to judge a Restaurant as a Healthy Restaurant

    Amelia Amy
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:58 pm
    When looking for a good restaurant that is clean and healthy, there are no clear parameters to do so. There is no national grading system available for restaurants. It is the city’s health department that sets the criteria in order to determine the health score for restaurants. For instance, Louisville and San Francisco provide numerical […] You are Reading 7 unique ways to judge a Restaurant as a Healthy Restaurant by Amelia Amy, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Your Hormones and You: What You Need To Know From a Health Standpoint

    Kingsley Felix
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:10 am
    When you think of hormones and hormonal health, the reproductive system and fertility might be the first thing that comes to mind. If you are concerned about weight loss, you might also think about the metabolism and body fat. While it is true that hormones do control all of these processes, that’s only part of […] You are Reading Your Hormones and You: What You Need To Know From a Health Standpoint by Kingsley Felix, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • The 6 Healthiest Fruits you Should be Eating

    Kathrina Lewis
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Fruits are an amazing gift of nature, which are loaded with numerous vitamins and minerals, making them a great substitute for pills and medicines. There are some fruits which can be life saving, as they have the ability to fight disease and increase immunity. Fruits are generally rich in fiber and facilitate removal of harmful […] You are Reading The 6 Healthiest Fruits you Should be Eating by Kathrina Lewis, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Blurry Eyes? 3 Common Eye Problems and Their Solutions

    Hannah Whittenly
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    It’s easy to take your eyes for granted until a problem arises. Unfortunately because the eyes are sensitive organs, most people will experience at least one—if not all—of the following optical conditions. Here are the solutions for three of the most common eye problems. Image Source: Flickr 1. Floaters Floaters are the spots, specks, or […] You are Reading Blurry Eyes? 3 Common Eye Problems and Their Solutions by Hannah Whittenly, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and…
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  • Sitting is the New Smoking

    Robyn Porteous
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    You know how your mum always warned you about being a couch potato? And you were aware it was bad news, but never fully understood why? Well, healthcare practitioners are desperately trying to spread the word because sitting all day can kill you. Recent research has inspired a series of revelations that have resulted in some scary sitting statistics: your risk of heart disease is increased by up to 64%, you’re shaving at least SEVEN years from your life, and you’re more at risk of developing cancer and diabetes. Simply put, sitting is killing you. Luckily for you, however, we’ve taken…
  • The benefit of sports massage

    David Frederick
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Sports massage should play an integral part in the life of an athlete regardless of whether they are injured or not. Sports massage is a Swedish massage used by sportsmen and women to improve athletic performance, reduce the chance of injury and reduce the amount of time it takes to recover from an injury. It’s amazing how many athletes both elite and amateur fail to see the benefits that sports massage therapy can provide them with. So what exactly are these benefits? In this article I will highlight the many benefits that sports massage can offer. Reduced recovery times Sports and…
  • 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing the Weight You Want to Lose

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

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

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

    Andrea Oh
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast Episode 1: Fitness “Nerds” Unite appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. The Fitness Insight Podcast brings together personal trainers and fitness professionals from around the globe to share their thoughts on everything fitness, wellness, and exercise.  Unlike traditional fitness shows or podcasts, where the focus is on workout programs and exercise tips, Fitness Insight is essentially an open conversation between fitness professionals about what we do in the fitness industry  … the good, the bad, and the ugly! Listeners can expect an open…
  • Exercise is the “Best Medicine”

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The post Exercise is the “Best Medicine” appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Exercise has been identified as being the “best medicine” for most preventable diseases Exercise has been described as “the magic pill”, because it is the one single thing that you can “take” or perform to get the most health benefits all at once. These benefits include preventing dementia and cardiovascular disease, preventing many forms of cancer, improving cardiovascular fitness, maintaining mobility, maintaining or losing weight and preventing obesity, and maintaining…
  • Mind Body Podcast Episode 2: Mindfulness Exercises in Practice

    Andrea Oh
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:06 pm
    The post Mind Body Podcast Episode 2: Mindfulness Exercises in Practice appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Click the image to access podcast The “Mind Body Podcast” brings together professionals from around the world to discuss topics relating to a 360 approach to fitness, health, and wellness. Each week we focus on a topic relating to fitness and exercise, sports performance, rehabilitation, and everything in between! In this episode of the Mind Body Podcast (“, the panelists include Kris Eiring (licensed psychologists), Colleen Hathaway (chiropractor…
  • Nutrition 101 – Protein

    Kris Abbey
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    The post Nutrition 101 – Protein appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Amino acids (from protein) are thebuilding blocks of muscle mass Regardless of whether you are a bonafide meat eater or vegan, we all need to include protein in our diet. This is because protein plays an essential role in the proper functioning of the body as they are the building blocks for life. Protein makes up about 16 percent of the human body and is part of every single cell in the human body (i.e., brain cells, muscle, skin, hair and nails). So, as you can see, protein is an essential part of a healthy…
  • Nutrition 101 – The Basics

    Kris Abbey
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    The post Nutrition 101 – The Basics appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Healthy food choices and portion sizes all affect overall nutrition For some reason proper nutrition and eating a well-balanced diet seems to elude many of us. If we were all able to complete this simple task, the health of the western world would be in a much better position than it currently is, and the national health bill would be much less. All these lifestyle-related diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, metabolic disorders and some allergies and cancers could be avoided…
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  • P90X DAYS 181-184: Chest/Back, Plyo X, Back/Biceps and Running. Again.

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR SATURDAY 8/16/14Chest/Back OTHER STUFF Run3.26 MilesI wanted to test my feet out after I hurt them running on the Beach. And, I must say, they felt: FOODBreakfastScrambed Eggs and Bacon with ToastDinner1/2 Cheese Steak and Fries(7) Coors LitesSTUFF FOR SUNDAY 8/17/14Back/Biceps I felt like doing Back/Biceps. It wasn't on Schedule, but then again, I have not exactly followed the P90X Schedule anyway. So. OTHER STUFF Run3.26 MilesFOODBreakfast(2) Toast with ButterLunch1/2 Cheese Steak and FriesDinnerTurkey…
  • P90X DAYS 175-180: Running, Walking, The Beach and Ruining my "Awesome" Tan.

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR SUNDAY 8/10/14 - MONDAY 8/11/14To start my Vacation on Sunday and Monday: STUFF FOR TUESDAY 8/11/14 - WEDNESDAY 8/12/14Running Tuesday Morning. For no Particular Reason. I decided to go for a little run. For the first time in my adult life, I got up before 8AM on a vacation. I wanted to try running on the Beach with no shoes. Supposedly, if what I have read on the Internet is to be trusted, running barefoot is actually better for you. BUT, you have to build up to it. THAT is the smart thing to do. However: That…
  • P90X DAYS 171-174: Legs/Back & Arms/Shoulders AND Off to Sea Ile City.

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR WEDNESDAY 8/6/14I did not get a workout in, but I spent the better portion of my night power washing. I'm giving the house and the deck a little cleaning between the ears. Besides my Wife is on A Cleaning Inside the House Rampage. So, it's best I stay out of the way.Walk2 MilesFOODBreakfastEgg & Cheese on a Biscuit/HashbrownLunchEgg & Cheese on a Biscuit/HashbrownSnackPopCornDinnerGrilled Chicken/Potato WedgesSnackSmall Ice Cream ConeSTUFF FOR THURSDAY 8/7/14Legs/Back OTHER STUFF Walk2 MilesBatHeavy x 5…
  • P90X DAY 170: Plyo X and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies AND other Hippie Stuff.

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I don't quite get the Gluten Free Fad. My wife has been buying Food with it, OR without it. So. Naturally. I've been eating it, since I can't fend for myself.Though, I'm not sure what Gluten is. And. I'm too lazy and disinterested to look it up.I bring this Gluten Free Stuff up only because, within ONLY ONE week, I went from:Actually Sort of liking it:  Then To Mild Indifference: Then To:And Finally to:STUFF FOR FRIDAY 8/1/14Plyo XI felt really strong this time. I did extend the break between the 3rd and 4th sets of…
  • P90X DAY 169: Yoga/Chest/Back and a few Reps Short.

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.STUFF FOR MONDAY 8/4/14YogaJust my typical Half Hour of Yoga on a Non-Yoga Day.Thank you.Chest/Back  Some Slight improvements from Last Week.However, on the Wide Fly Pushups, my reps are still down from a few weeks ago. So. That's sort of annoying: Although, I am going Deeper on some of the other push ups so I am assuming the loss in reps is linked to that. I also noticed on the Dive Bombers my Hip Flexors are bothering me, so my reps are down on that too.But. All things considered. Not bad.OTHER STUFFWalk2 Miles…
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    Home Gyms for Sale

  • Stamina Power Towers

    arnelsr
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    If you find trouble in going for work outs at the conventional gyms, there is an alternative. Now you can exercise conveniently in your house or at your backyard with a number of Stamina Power Tower units. The equipment is designed to cater for a number of your workouts ranging from easy, medium to intense exercises. Introduction The biggest advantage is that you avoid the intimidating and usually crowded gym. As there are many people on weight loss programs today, the local gym is bound to have many people. If the facilities are not sufficient, your ambition to exercise for weight loss could…
  • WOSS Trainer Review

    arnelsr
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Do you love workouts? For whatever reason, workouts need to be performed using the correct equipment. They are important in maintaining human bodies’ physically fit. WOSS enterprises present such two top class equipments. They manufacture training equipment to meet various training purposes. This review looks at two of their product WOSS 300 Equalizer Trainer and WOSS Military strap trainer. WOSS Military Strap Trainer This is suspension training gear manufactured in the United States of America. It is used for different workouts during physical exercises to achieve different results. They…
  • Adidas Home Gyms

    arnelsr
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Adidas has produced two very good pieces of home gym equipment. They reduce the amount of mat time and time using free weights. The Adidas 200 Pound Stack Home Gym helps build muscle and reduce weight using a pulley system and a steel tube frame. The owner of an Adidas Power Tower is a winner as well because it uses the natural power of gravity to help with weight loss and strength training. Sculpting of abdominal muscles without the mat is also a strong suit of the Adidas Power Tower. The Adidas 200 Pound Stack Home Gym Become your own trainer in the privacy of your own home with the Adidas…
  • Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System and Marcy Diamond MD 2109

    arnelsr
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System with Linear Bearings The Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System is a collection of a whole range of equipment for performing a variety of exercises. This home gym allows the trainers a complete set of exercises for each and every part of the body. The main feature of this machine is its linear bearings that have steel guide rods. It also has a power cage for free weights. The frame of the machine is angled slightly to give an efficient workout for the upper as well a lower body. The highlighting features of this home gym are as follows: Main Features: - The machine…
  • Body Solid EXM 3000 and Body Solid G10B

    arnelsr
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Body Solid EXM 3000 Body Solid is well known for making very good equipment, the EXM 3000 Home Gym is no exception. It comes with a set of 3 stations and an optional set of 2 different stations. In spite of these many stations, it does not take too much space as it is very compact. It comes with a 210 lb weight stack on two sides with solid steel guards, non-slip foot plate, leg press and bench press, which are adjustable and an ab crunch station. The overall features of the EXM 3000 Home gym are as follows: Size - Even though the machine is a big one, it does not require much space. There…
 
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    TingFit

  • Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math

    twang1213
    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 I Got My Abs to Show in 8 Weeks Bamboo Shoots: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Kohlrabi: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Recipe

    twang1213
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Recipe: Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) I recently purchased a new Uberchef combo julienne and peeler kitchen gadget. Eager to use it, I bought some zucchinis so I could make zucchini noodles with it, hassle-free. The julienne/peeler combo was less than $13 The post Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe Zucchini Frittata Recipe Water Chestnut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe

    twang1213
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp This recipe is adapted from The Shredded Chef. Included are the exact calories and macronutrients per serving. The preparation and cooking time from the original recipe are also included. Along with the ingredients from the original recipe, The post Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Chayote Squash: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Bamboo Shoots: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Jicama: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Things and People to See at a FitExpo

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

    twang1213
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Recipe: Zucchini Frittata This recipe is taken from The Shredded Chef. I’ve included the exact calories and macro-nutrients per serving. You’ll also find the prep time and cooking time from the original recipe. Along with the original ingredients, I’ve also The post Zucchini Frittata Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Coconut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
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    Braini Habit

  • Using the Abs Diet to Achieve Strong Abs

    Braini Habit
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Share It:   Many people would like to attain a “six-pack” by getting defined abdominal muscles, yet have the mistaken idea that exercise alone gives results. By simply completing many abdominal exercises your muscles will probably get stronger but you will probably not be able to see your abs. Achieving the appearance of defined abs requires that body fat percentages decrease, which is ultimately based on your diet and nutrition. An abs diet incorporates exercise and nutrition, with focus on building muscle and strength but also consuming a balanced diet of fats, carbohydrates, and…
  • Essentials to Building Optimal Strength and Muscle Mass

    Braini Habit
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
    Share It:   Weight training, or resistance training, can be used for different purposes which can include improvements in strength, muscle mass, and endurance. Depending on your weight training goals you will need to take the most effective approach to attain your desired results. Generally, people would like to achieve strength and muscle mass improvements, but are not sure how to attain results or may take ineffective steps with little to no results. First, it is important to set firm training goals and be dedicated and motivated to making changes to your lifestyle to achieve optimal…
  • Essential Mindset for Preventing Health Risks

    Braini Habit
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Share It:   The majority of people would like to eat healthy, start an exercise program, and get fit, yet they only think about making changes without taking action. Starting anything new, something that is not part of your daily routine will be challenging at the beginning. If you would like to change from passively thinking about your health to active involvement, then you need to begin to form healthy habits. Forming healthy habits, such as eating nutritious food and exercising, requires for you to understand your health behavior. Some of the questions you should ask yourself would…
  • A Powerful Anti-Aging Diet to Slow Aging

    Braini Habit
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Share It:   There is currently no natural or artificial mechanism to stop the aging process, even though thousands of people spend millions each year on worthless products. The biological process of aging may be slowed down, but there is no miracle potion that will keep you young forever. A lot of products promoted for anti-aging mostly hides wrinkles, but have no effect on the internal aging of your body. When you age you might start to notice more wrinkles, spots on your skin, and white hairs, but other organs such as your heart and brain also age. As you age you may purchase products…
  • Ways to Improve Positive Health Behaviors

    Braini Habit
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Share It:   Have you ever wondered what factors influence your decision to undertake healthy or unhealthy behaviors? Your behavior can be primarily influenced by your perception of reality and less to do with your environment. Behavior related to your health involves several thinking processes which are based on your thoughts and cognition. It is important for you to understand ways in which you can change your maladaptive health behaviors into protective health behaviors. Your health beliefs and behavior have an impact on your decision to undertake healthy or unhealthy behaviors, which…
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    Achieving Fit.

  • Do What You Want

    Terressa Dotson
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Make this week awesome! Do something no one expected of you.
  • My Week in a Glass

    Terressa Dotson
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Blog posts are minimal, but I hope my lack of clips outside of my car shows you how busy it was. But a good one. It was a good week. Work hard, never give up. See you tomorrow!
  • Hump Day Workout!

    Terressa Dotson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    As promised, heres a good mid-week workout to get your blood pumping What You Need: yoga mat weights (5-10 lbs should work) a chair your body Phase One 3×12 push ups 3×15 squats with shoulder press 3×12 side lunges with bicep curl 3×15 back lunges with candlestick raise jumping jacks 30 sec burpees 30 sec mountain climbers 30 sec rest 30 sec Phase Two 3×15 traveling push ups 3×20 walking lunges 3×15 chair step ups with hammer curl 3×12 front lunges with side shoulder raise jump lunges 30 sec sumo squat jacks 30 sec skiers 30 sec rest 30 sec See you guys…
  • How To Keep Yourself Accountable

    Terressa Dotson
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It seems easy, make a goal and then work to accomplish it. But we all know that the second you say “I’m going to start working out tomorrow” is the second your tomorrow will never come. It’s honestly a get-up-and-just-do-it scenario. Every time. If there’s something you want to do to make your life healthier, it’s hard to look past the excuses. I personally think it’s because we look for the aesthetic part of a situation in hopes it will keep us accountable. Whatever you decide is important to you, whether it’s loose weight, eat healthier, get…
  • Feel Good Friday! (Saturday)

    Terressa Dotson
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
 
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • How to Lose

    Jen Sinkler
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Setting the MN state squat record for my weight class. Photo credit: Melissa Floyd Last weekend, I lost. I am not a good loser. This is not an apology. I tend to agree with author Tim Krabbé when he writes, “Being a good loser is a despicable evasion, an insult to the sporting spirit.” Let me be clear, however: I did not throw a tantrum. I did not kick anything over. I did not shout or cry, or sulk or pout for even a moment. I did not disparage the performance of any of the other competitors. I did not blame the judges. I simply do not like to lose. It sticks with me for a good, long…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Oyster

    Jennifer Blake
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    The world is your oyster with this week’s challenge workout! Why? Because you have options to make this challenge your best yet. For The Oyster you’ve got a one-arm complex — complete all the reps on one side and rest as long as needed before switching to the other side.  You can choose a kettlebell OR a dumbbell, but whichever you choose, make sure it is a weight you can press safely overhead for 10 repetitions. Grab your bell —a K or D — and your timer and you’re all set to take this challenge head-on. The Oyster 3 rounds per side, 6 rounds total One-Armed Clean x…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Two-Fer

    Jennifer Blake
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    It is true that you don’t need a wide variety of equipment to get in a good sweat sesh; in this case, all you need is a pair of kettlebells and a stopwatch. “The Two-Fer” is a combination double ascending and descending ladder, and the weight of your kettlebells is going to be determined by how much weight you can easily press overhead for reps. For the first round you will complete 1 Suitcase Deadlift, 5 Double Cleans, 1 Double Front Squat, and 5 Double Push Presses. Rest when needed but, if possible, try to hold off until the bottom of the round. The next round, the…
  • Hit the Hole That’s Right In Front of You

    Jen Sinkler
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Most of the Tuesdays and Thursday evenings this summer, I’ve been attending co-ed touch rugby practice, which doubles as practice for a competitive women’s sevens side in Minneapolis called the Youngbloodz. This weekend, they’re heading to Seattle to play in the club sevens national championships, and I’m excited to see how they fare. The team isn’t young in name only — many players are either still in college or fresh out, and they house a lot of raw talent. Some of the players are more experienced, however, and I can’t help but notice the stark contrast in the style of play…
  • How to Cut a Grapefruit (to Make It Extra Delish)

    Jen Sinkler
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    If there is such a thing, the grapefruit qualifies as a thoroughly adult fruit. Its tart, slightly bitter taste wards off children and those with an unprepared palate, and I myself resided among the haters until just last year. (That I finally like is how I know I’m finally a grown-up.) High in vitamin C, lycopene and an array of antioxidants, this cholesterol-lowering fruit is definitely worth a spin in your citrus rotation, if you’re ready for it. Sidenote: If you have not seen comedian Aziz Ansari’s absolutely hysterical bit about the time he overhead 50 Cent learning what a…
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    Outlaw Fitness

  • How to Get Smaller Calves: The Definitive Guide to Slim Calves

    Josh Vales, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Say Goodbye to Cankles Calves are arguably the most stubborn body part to manipulate through diet and exercise. If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your calves then I’m sure this isn’t news to you. What may be news is that calf size and shape, more than any other body part, is the […]The post How to Get Smaller Calves: The Definitive Guide to Slim Calves appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Why Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) is the Only “Diet” You’ll Never Fail

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

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

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

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

  • Gym Hacking: How To Find A Great Gym Anywhere

    Will
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    As you might have realised by now, I’m a huge fan of bodyweight exercises. You can use them for a great workout almost anywhere, but that’s not to say they aren’t without drawbacks. For instance, it’s difficult to work your back and biceps without using a TRX or a horizontal bar of some sort. That means that if you want to do […] The post Gym Hacking: How To Find A Great Gym Anywhere appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • How To Use Carb Cycling To Make Fat Loss Easier Than Ever

    Will
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    Carb cycling, in some shape or form, has been central to every quality nutritional guide I’ve ever come across. It is recommended by some of the most highly-regarded coaches and transformation experts in the world and has been used by fitness models, bodybuilders and athletes to acquire some of the most impressive physiques ever seen. Last year, a British […] The post How To Use Carb Cycling To Make Fat Loss Easier Than Ever appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • 101 Bodyweight Exercises That You Can Do Anywhere

    Will
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    Bodyweight exercises are a simple and effective way of improving strength, muscular definition and flexibility without the need for any equipment whatsoever. You can do them anywhere; whether that’s in your hotel room, on the beach, in a playground, at home or anywhere else you can think of, you can use bodyweight exercises to get in a great workout any […] The post 101 Bodyweight Exercises That You Can Do Anywhere appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • The Ultimate Muscle-Building Playground Workout!

    Will
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:33 am
    When I left home to travel I fully intended to find a gym in each location so I could continue to work on exercises like squats, deadlifts, presses and pulls. Sometimes this worked out, other times it didn’t. Actually finding a decent gym with the equipment I wanted proved to be a nightmare, and of […] The post The Ultimate Muscle-Building Playground Workout! appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • 8 of The Smartest People In The Fitness Industry Share Their Healthy Travel Tips

    Will
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:48 am
    It shouldn’t be difficult to live a healthy lifestyle. It shouldn’t, but it certainly can be. The internet is filled with conflicting advice, new diets are constantly emerging that promise to get you ripped in 6 weeks, and certain foods are branded as evil while others are labelled as ‘superfoods’. It can be so overwhelming that some people never […] The post 8 of The Smartest People In The Fitness Industry Share Their Healthy Travel Tips appeared first on Travel Strong.
 
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    Challenge Away

  • The Cold Shower Challenge

    Jeff
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    How comfortable are you with discomfort? The past decade of my life, my focus has been on comfort. Trying to be safe, secure, and as comfortable as possible. But, here’s the truth. Real personal growth happens outside of your comfort zone. I’m guessing most of the good things in your life have resulted from you stepping out of your perceived comfort zone. Like having the “balls” to ask the girl out, trying a new food for the first time, or learning a new skill that you initially sucked at. Enter, the cold shower challenge. Now, there are a lot of claimed health…
  • Mini Challenges Series- Challenges That Will Change Your Life

    Jeff
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Starting this week I’ll begin a series of mini-challenges. These are challenges you can do today with little or no preparation, just some guts. In the past I have done challenges that have varied in length from 7 all the way up to 60 days. The idea of these challenges was to either try a new way of life or develop a new habit. The goal of the mini-challenges is to shift your perspective, get you out of your comfort zone, or both. These challenges that will change your life for the better. Stay tuned. The post Mini Challenges Series- Challenges That Will Change Your Life appeared first…
  • Why I’m Ashamed of My Past Work and Why You Should Be of Your’s Too.

    Jeff
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I spun my wheels and made excuses not to write. My brain, filled with cleverly crafted alibis, If only I had cool experiences to write about. I really wish more ridiculous and ironic things happened to me. And the classic. I’ll write when I’m inspired. Inspiration will come and take me away to a better place and then I’ll write. I thought I might feel ashamed of what I wrote after time elapsed. I thought I would look back and think, Wow, how naive was I for writing that? Or… I can’t believe I wrote that, that was astonishingly awful. Then, I came to an epiphany.
  • 7 Tips to Get Free From Debt

    Jennika Weismer
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Editor’s note: I’ve known Jennika Weismer for over 2 years now. She is an amazing Registered Nurse and is actively working to become a Nurse Practitioner. As my girlfriend, she has inspired me to lose weight, eat well, and get my ass in shape. She has been an integral part of my journey and I hope I have contributed to her life as much as she has mine. This is her first blog post, she has shown amazing drive and determination to get free from debt. She wanted to share with you how she did it and wants to inspire you to handle this in your own life. Take it away, Jennika. 7 Tips…
  • 4 Common Myths Busted & How to Find a Mentor

    Jeff
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    You’ve probably heard from countless life coaches, self-help gurus, and talking heads that you need a mentor. I couldn’t agree more. It is imperative that you have a coach or mentor if you want to take your skill or craft to the next level. But, most people don’t know how to find a mentor.There are a lot of myths and mystique that surround the mentor-protege relationship. I’d like to tackle a few that might be holding you back from finding a mentor. Myth #1: The Free Fallacy You pine for a mentor willing to take you under their wing and impart you with all their…
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    Fitness 4 Home Superstore

  • Best Treadmills from Fitness 4 Home

    Bob
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Treadmills are one of the most popular types of home fitness equipment—and are possibly the most common home fitness purchase. However, there are so many different types of treadmills available that it can become overwhelming to try and figure out which one is best for you. To help make things a bit easier, we thought we would spotlight a few good choices that we can recommend as far as the best treadmill options. Obviously, no one treadmill is right for everyone and the best selection for you will depend on a number of factors including your budget and the features that are most important…
  • Save Money on Ingredients for Your Healthy Recipe

    Bob
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Healthy food may be good for your body—but it isn’t always so great for your budget. It’s a common lament among those who are concerned with their health or are trying to get in better shape: the staples for a healthy diet often seem to be much more expensive than their less healthy counterparts. It doesn’t help that some of the essentials for a well-balanced, nutritious diet (such as fruits and vegetables) are seasonal. Depending on where you live or the shopping options available in your area, prices may spike considerably at certain times of year. However, there are tips for…
  • Treadmill of the Month: Precor TRM 445

    Bob
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    We have many great treadmills available here on our site, but we know it can sometimes be tough to figure out which one would be best for you. It can also be a challenge to try and keep track of all of the particular features and options each particular machine can offer. So we thought it would be helpful if we occasionally spotlight a specific machine and tell you a bit more about why it might be the perfect choice for you. This month, we are highlighting the Precor TRM 445. This treadmill is a good option for someone who wants the options and durability of a commercial machine, but with the…
  • Maintaining fitness equipment is important

    Bob
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Fitness equipment can be costly. For many people, it isn’t a minor purchase. That’s why it is so important to protect that investment by properly caring for your fitness equipment, so it will last as long as possible and operate with the best performance. Use caution A word of warning: it’s important to be very careful when moving or maintaining your fitness equipment. Even just losing or breaking one tiny little part from a piece of fitness equipment can render that equipment unusable until that part is fixed or replaced. It’s also wise to use caution when moving or maintaining…
  • How to Handle and Prevent Shin Splints

    Bob
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    It’s the nemesis of many athletes (or aspiring athletes): shin splints. That dreaded pain in the lower leg that seems to grip your entire calf in a painful hold that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to exercise or even walk without discomfort. The condition gets its name from the fact that the pain often runs along the shinbone. While the exact nature and location of the pain can vary, it is recognized by a telltale burning or searing pain going down your lower leg. Causes and occurrence Shin splints are caused by the stress that repetitive movement or exertion puts on your muscles…
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    Yoga - 42Yogis

  • New study shows yoga can increase brain function in older adults

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:20 pm
    A recent study from Neha Gothe and Edward McAuley at the University of Illinois indicates if you practice hatha yoga consistently for eight weeks you could be likely to think faster and with more focus. These results come from a new eight-week study of 108 adults ranging from 55 to 79 years of age.    61 of the 108 adults attended hatha yoga classes. The remainder of the participants took part in stretching and muscle toning classes without a meditative component.   At the end of the eight week study the yoga group was quicker and more accurate when it came to information recall, task…
  • Beloved yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:14 am
    It saddens me to report B.K.S. Iyengar, the beloved yoga guru, left his body Wednesday morning at the age of 95.  Iyengar was born into a life of hardship in India in the southern state of Karnataka during the global influenza outbreak in 1918.  His village was in the grip of the influenza epidemic at the time of his birth, leaving Iyengar sick and weak. Throughout his childhood and early teens Iyengar struggled with his health. It was in Mysore in 1934 that Iyengar learned asana practice from his brother-in-law Krishnamacharya. His regular yoga practice began to steadily improve his…
  • Learn to live YogaLean with this new yoga book

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
    People come to the yoga mat for a number of reasons. Some of them want to lose weight. Some want to become more flexible. Some want to relax. Whatever the reason may be, YogaLean, a new book hitting Amazon September 9th, has the answer.YOGALEAN: Poses and Recipes to Promote Weight Loss and Vitality for Life is written by internationally acclaimed yoga expert and instructor Beth Shaw, the founder and president of YogaFit Training Systems, the largest yoga school in North America. I have been reading an advanced copy of the book since July, and I can hardly put it down.It's worth noting that…
  • 8 Yoga Poses for Tennis Players

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    When I first started playing tennis, I was warned to be careful not to over develop one side or another. My teacher explained imbalances can lead to injuries. News to me, and I didn't know what that meant, so I started doing some research. Sure enough, tennis players are often out of balance. They are side-dominant because they play a very side-dominant sport. And being side-dominant can become a big problem. "If the musculature along the left side of your spine is out of balance in relation to the right the spine can be pulled out of alignment," yoga expert and avid, competitive tennis…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of Yoga

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    I love this infographic from the folks at Ommmm.com that talks about the benefits of yoga. It's a simple infographic, but I love it just the same. What benefits do you get out of yoga? Let me know in the comments.
 
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    CFS Fitness Vacations & Weight Loss Camp Blog

  • Beating Weight Loss And Fitness Plateaus

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Did you ever look at yourself in the mirror, after a hardcore gym session, and wonder when your progress is going to show in your reflection?
  • Physical Activity And Exercise: The Wonder Drug

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Let's talk about the difference between physical activity and exercise - a common confusion for most people. Years ago, physicians would rarely recommend exercise for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients because they thought they were too unstable to handle the intensity of exercise. However, in the last couple years, physical activity and exercise has been shown to help renal patients rather than hurt them.
  • Resistance versus Cardio

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Beginning a training program can be a huge investment of time and effort - so what type of exercise should you choose to maximize your benefits and make sure you get the results you're working hard for?
  • The Heart Of The Matter

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Your spouse may not actually be trying to kill you - but according to a recent study, marriage quality can influence your risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Go-Go Grandma and The Killer TV

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A recent study in Spain followed 13,200 college graduates - all approximately 37 years old at the start. Over the next 8 years, 97 of the study subjects died. But WHY?
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    Round Roots

  • East Coast Adventures Part II

    roundroots
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Part one. East End Beach, Long Island, Maine. We spent 4 days in Syracuse before heading up to Maine on the 6th of July. We took the scenic route instead of the highway, and got a little lost (adventured in the wrong direction). But we drove through the Western side of Massachusetts and up through New Hampshire into Maine. We arrived at my grandmother’s house in Falmouth. It was the last time that I probably will see it since it is for sale now. I got to see my old kitty, Jiggy and we had to keep Shea away from him because it definitely would have ended badly if they met. We packed up…
  • East Coast Adventure Part I

    roundroots
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Sunrise On Our Way Out of the Mountains in Colorado. Matt, Shea and I embarked on a 2 week long journey back to our roots on the east coast at the beginning of July. I had never met his family, and my family goes on vacation together for a week on Long Island, Maine every July. I wanted to bring Shea home for a visit so we decided to drive and combine our trips home. We left at 5am on July 1st from our house in Summit County. We drove straight through all 28 hours to Syracuse where Matt is from, taking turns sleeping in the back of my car. Shea was actually a really good sport for the whole…
  • Bananas, the Runner’s Superfood.

    roundroots
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    Running on the Gore Range Trail. Credit to Matt for taking this awesome photo. In my house bananas are a hot commodity. The first item on grocery list is always bananas. And we never seem to have enough of them. They also disappear from the counter at alarming rates. In a house full of athletes, you can never have enough. Bananas are one of the best superfoods. You can eat them with almost anything, in oatmeal, in bread, dipped in chocolate, and just plain they are pretty amazing too. So why are bananas so good for you? First, we all know bananas are great source of potassium. Potassium is an…
  • Trail Running Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 3

    roundroots
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    First, let me start by saying that I LOVE my Salomon Speedcross 3’s. I bought Matt a pair of the men’s version for his birthday, after my roommate Frank told us about them and how awesome they were. About a month later I bought a pair as well. Frank, Matt and I’s Salomon Speedcross 3s. My favorite part about the shoe is the weight. At 0.5 lb it does not feel like you are even wearing shoes when you lift up your leg. My second favorite part, the spikes. These grip everything, even on sandy slopes they perform very well. So far I have run just over 100 miles in them and they…
  • Trail Running Around Buffalo Mountain, Silverthorne

    Chelsea Gribbin
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Gore Range Trail Heading Towards Eccles Pass. Matt and I decided to go for a nice run around Buffalo Mountain yesterday. Its a 13 mile adventure and its absolutely beautiful. We started at the Buffalo Cabin Trailhead at the top of the Wildernest neighborhood in Silverthorne. Our start time was 8am and we took off across relatively flat ground running north on the east side of Buffalo. We went straight through the junction of Buffalo Cabin Trail 1.3 miles to the Gore Range Trail. At this point we turned west and started our ascent. After a mile or so, you pass South Willow Falls and we stopped…
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