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  • Stretching The Truth

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Stretching The Truth Stretching is a form of flexibility exercise wherein a specific muscle is/are stretched in order to relieve its outside tension. Stretching is one of the most controversial subjects in exercise and sport and for many years experts and coaches have disagreed about The post Stretching The Truth appeared first on GetFitGold.
  • 4 Minutes to Ripped Lower Abs

    What's New at Middle Management? | Build Muscle and Burn Fat
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    Don't have a lot of time? This is the best ab workout to get shredded lower abs for people too busy to get to the gym.
  • Dymatize Project Mass Trainer: Cycle 1, Microcycle 2, Day 12 Articles
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    If you need a rest day, take it! You have a long road ahead of you. Don't kill yourself in order to brag to your friends about your work ethic. Listen to your body.
  • Jake Wilson's Project Mass: Intraset Stretching Articles
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    What keeps people motivated in the gym year after year? Spoiler: It ain't wishful thinking or magical pixie dust.
  • Yoga has potential to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease

    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Following a systematic review of 37 randomized controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking. Yoga, an ancient mind-body practice which originated in India and incorporates physical, mental, and spiritual elements, has been shown in several studies to be effective in improving cardiovascular risk factors, with reduction in the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide, study shows

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a new study shows. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and personal trainers is that the missing mass has been converted into energy or heat. The correct answer is that most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide and goes into thin air.
  • Hospital-based exercise program improves quality of life for adults with arthritis, other muscle and joint conditions

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Older adults experienced less pain, reduced stiffness and less fatigue after participating in a hospital-based exercise program, researchers report. "The study adds to the growing body of evidence that exercise can help people with muscle and joint conditions," said one clinician.
  • Amount of mitochondrial DNA predicts frailty, mortality

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    The amount of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) found in peoples’ blood directly relates to how frail they are medically, new research suggests. This DNA may prove to be a useful predictor of overall risk of frailty and death from any cause 10 to 15 years before symptoms appear, scientists report.
  • Yoga has potential to reduce risk factors of cardiovascular disease

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Following a systematic review of 37 randomized controlled trials, investigators from the Netherlands and USA have found that yoga may provide the same benefits in risk factor reduction as such traditional physical activities as biking or brisk walking. Yoga, an ancient mind-body practice which originated in India and incorporates physical, mental, and spiritual elements, has been shown in several studies to be effective in improving cardiovascular risk factors, with reduction in the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  • Boosting chemical by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in gut slims and trims

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Boosting levels of a naturally produced by-product of dietary fiber fermentation in the bowel can help trim the waistline and stave off weight gain, reveals a small study. "The present results support a role specifically for colonic propionate in weight management and may provide a molecular explanation of recent data that have observed changes in the gut [range of bacteria] and associated [short chain fatty acid production] profiles in weight loss," researchers conclude.
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Sunday 141221

    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Kelly 5 rounds for time of: Run 400 meters 30 box jumps, 24-inch box 30 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball Post time to comments. Compare to 130805. Gaby Sanjuro. The Bar Muscle-up With David Durante - [video]
  • Saturday 141220

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Rest Day Marcus Porter. "Fit to Teach Episode 7: Positive Results" - CrossFit Journal [video] "Success is counted sweetest" by Emily Dickinson.
  • Friday 141219

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Ring push-up ladder Rest 5 minutes Body-weight front squat ladder For the ladder pattern, perform one rep the first minute, two reps the second minute, three reps the third minute, continuing as long as you are able. Use as many sets each minute as needed. Post number of minutes completed for each exercise to comments. Jimmy Martinez. Lauren Brooks, 16 minutes of ring push-ups, 11 minutes of front squats - [video] "Torpedo School 4: Up From the Depths" - CrossFit Journal [article]
  • Thursday 141218

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Run 1 mile Post time to comments. Compare to 140313. Dan Buckley, Brisbane, Australia. Upright Torso in the Dip With Doug Zakaras - [video] "The Death of Diversity" - CrossFit Journal [article]
  • Wednesday 141217

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Paul 5 rounds for time of: 50 double-unders 35 knees-to-elbows 185-lb. overhead walk, 20 yards Post time to comments. Compare to 100424. Kendall Cummings, Kat Menchetti and Danielle Randall. Providing Praise With E.C. Synkowski - [video] "Riding the Trail to Confidence" with Kevin Littwin - [video]
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    T-Nation Articles

  • The Overlooked Key to Muscle Growth

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Lifters who want to build muscular size get overly fixated on lifting heavy. There are better, faster ways to get bigger.
  • Squat Right for Your Type

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Don't freak out, but not everyone is built for barbell back squats. Luckily, there are plenty of hardcore alternatives.
  • How to Murder the Deadlift

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Do you own the deadlift or does it own you? Here are the tactics you gotta use to kill your next PR.
  • Double Stimulation Training

    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Train hard and heavy one day, then use pump work the next day. Why? Because you'll build muscle and strength fast!
  • The 3 Worst Types of Conditioning

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    These popular conditioning exercises can damage tendons, ligaments, and joints. Here are the worst offenders, plus some safer alternatives.
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    Carla Birnberg

  • It’s time for coffee-maker eggs.

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    LOOK! Packing happened! I move tomorrow.  Pots, pans, dishes—everything kitchen is packed.  This necessitates returning to my TRAVEL APPROACH for procuring protein. For hard boiling eggs.  A tip which may also work for those you not moving but *traveling* this holiday season. I love to travel. Given my focus on active play it’s pretty easy for me to maintain my fitness on the road. Given the fact Im an intuitive eater it can be a challenge for me to meet my mindful longings away from home. Allow me to explain. My body craves protein. I may eat more protein than the (finger…
  • #1 reason I love Oakland, California: The PEOPLE.

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    my fave Oakland street sign. I’m moving in TWO days (!).  As a result I wanted to share the Top Five Reasons I Love Oakland, California.  These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life as I ready to depart. I almost closed comments as all I ask is you spend time—no matter how long—sharing & carrying these feelings alongside me. Here is where I am compelled to acknowledge two things. First, I rolled my eyes when people told me as we readied to move: You will love the diversity and people in Oakland! I love Austin! I longed to shout…
  • The #2 way living in Oakland changed my life.

    15 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    These five posts are quintessential Old School Blogging.  They are crammed with the minutia of my life.  Stuffed with thoughts which only matter to me. I almost closed comments as all I really ask is you spend time—no matter how long—sharing & carrying these feelings alongside me. Readying for some Travels with Charming. I will never forget the first time we drove up up up the steep hill into our new neighborhood and navigated the smooshed maze which eventually led to the house the husband had bought. I wasn’t in love. I look at the way all the cars were parked half on…
  • #3 reason MOST people love Oakland.

    12 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life.  Crammed with thoughts which only matter to me. As I ready to move to Austin from Oakland Ive dedicated 5 posts to recounting the Top 5 Reasons I’ve LOVED My Time in Oakland. I almost closed comments as all I really ask is you spend time—no matter how long—sharing & carrying these feelings alongside me.  people rave about the Bay Area weather. I was freezing. The #3 reason *MOST* people love Oakland California is the weather. Ill never forget (she types as thought it weren’t…
  • #4 reason I’ll always love Oakland.

    10 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’m moving in EIGHT days (!).  As a result I wanted to spent time sharing the 5 Reasons I Love Oakland, California.  These are quintessential Old School Blogging posts.  Filled with minutia of my life.  Crammed with thoughts which only matter to me. I almost closed comments as all I really ask is you spend time—no matter how short—sharing & carrying these feelings alongside me.  thank you OAKLAND for not evicting us from your pet store.   #4 reason I love Oakland, California is because we added to our family here. When we moved, to my tremendous dismay, the…
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    John Is Fit - Personal Weight Loss Blog

  • The Hidden Benefits of Pilates

    John's Weight Loss Blog
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    This is a guest post. Pilates is a type of exercise that incorporates your entire body, stimulating seldom used muscles and optimizing blood flow. Although it is not traditionally thought of as a way to quickly shed the pounds, this kind of active training is highly effective in creating steady long-term weight loss as well as increasing your level of overall fitness. Pilates and Fat Burning In order to lose a pound of fat, your body must burn 3,500 calories more than it takes in on a given day, and Pilates is a low-impact exercise that can be tremendously effective in burning calories. A…
  • Love Your Heart: 4 Things to Do to Keep it in Tip Top Shape

    John's Weight Loss Blog
    30 Sep 2013 | 10:22 am
    This is a guest post. All you need is love, right? Well, it’s a good start, but you’ll need more than that. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease kills a staggering 616,067 each year. Sorry, Beatles fans, you also need a healthy heart to keep your body moving and the love flowing. Here are 4 ways to keep your love machine in good shape. Get Moving Image by Flickr via Digo_Souza As with all muscles, the best way to keep your heart strong is to exercise it. Just as crunches, sit-ups and leg-lifts work your abs, cardiovascular exercise works your…
  • The Happy and Healthy Checklist: Tips For Improving Your Quality of Life

    John's Weight Loss Blog
    9 Aug 2013 | 5:21 am
    This is a guest post by Sadie. It’s a sad fact of life, how common it is for people to feel dissatisfied with their careers, relationships or other personal matters every now and then. However, feeling this way is completely normal; even healthy, as only by realising the things that are holding us back is our lives can we begin to take the steps to revise our everyday and long-term goals and priorities. However, if you’re finding yourself growing increasingly unhappy and unsettled with your general lot in life, there are a few things you can do to improve your experiences and feel more…
  • High Octane Sports: Putting the Thrill Back Into Exercise

    John's Weight Loss Blog
    8 Aug 2013 | 6:15 am
    This is a guest post by Sadie. For many of us, simply visiting the gym or going for a jog is a very boring task. It’s no wonder that we can’t muster the energy and excitement to go and ‘pound the pavements’ for an hour or so in the typically miserable British summer weather. That’s why having an end goal is important; it gives us something to aim for and something to drive towards. For me, exercising should always be fun. If not, we tend to drift and lose focus. God knows, that pizza or kebab always looks more appealing than the rowing machine, right? Due to this, we have to make…
  • Putt Your Foot on the Green

    John's Weight Loss Blog
    8 Aug 2013 | 6:14 am
    This is a guest post by Julie. Summer is finally here and there’s never been a better time to get out of the gym, embrace the beautiful weather and give golf a go. Not only is golf good for the soul it’s also a great way to build fitness, improve flexibility and strengthen muscles. If you’re a total novice then there’s no need to worry or be put off trying your hand at golf. One of the great things about it is that no matter what your age you can start at the bottom and work your way up to whatever level you’re comfortable at. The best place to start as a beginner is at a…
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    Workin' On My Fitness

  • A New Health Adventure

    30 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    It’s really hard to think of the right thing to say to start off this new post, considering I have been on and off with this blog for the longest time. I really can’t believe this blog technically has been around since 2007. There were times I wanted to just remove this blog altogether, but I just didn’t have the heart to. Fast forward to 2014, I’m a mom of 2, having my 2nd baby almost 8 months ago. I haven’t exercised in what seems like forever, and struggling with eating healthy. Being a woman in her 30s as well as a mom, being healthy is something that means a…
  • Keep Going.

    12 Mar 2013 | 6:47 pm
    I had decided to fold on this blog but I realize I don’t want to entirely. But I will contribute from time to time when inspiration strikes. My focus has really shifted towards eating better, as well as fitness. Now that I have a little one, I feel like it is my responsibility as a mom to be mindful of what he’s eating and how we treat the place we live. This will be a blog of some updates about fitness related topics, but I will be focusing my efforts at a new blog at Random Food Cravings. P.S. About guest posts, if you would like to submit one, let me know by Contacting me. If…
  • An Update! (Finally)

    3 Mar 2013 | 1:58 pm
    I haven’t blogged here in a while – and I’ve been really torn with blogging in general. I have been struggling with where exactly my blogging voice really is. I enjoy food so much, and I am still learning about how to cook from scratch, juicing, and incorporating more veggies in my life. I’m still working out, and glad to say that I’ve worked out for 2 full weeks and excited (and a bit scared) to start week 3. My eating habits have shifted a lot lately. I’ve watched a couple food documentaries and shifting towards a more vegetarian lifestyle. It’s not…
  • Feeling Completely Safe at the Gym (& In Life)

    21 Feb 2013 | 4:04 am
    I’ve only been to the gym 4 times this week, and the fact that I just joined and I hear a story like this, kind of freaks me out. I arrived at the gym by 5am this morning and I saw the News 12 van there and wondered what was going on? I’ve noticed that when I get to the gym the lights in the parking lot are on which is good, I feel a bit safe walking through the parking lot. Unfortunately I have to park a bit farther because I drive a truck and I don’t want to worry about hitting anyone’s car or anyone for that matter, so it’s better if I have that leeway. I…
  • Getting Used To 5am Workouts

    20 Feb 2013 | 4:08 am
    The past 3 days I’ve been waking up at 4:15am to go to the gym at 5am. The reason why I am going so early is because I work from 9am-6pm, and once I get out I have to pick up my son from his caregiver, and by the time I get home it’s almost 7pm! As a mom, you really have to plan your day around your little one. I don’t know about you, but the night before I always think about what I’ll have to do the next day, whether it is what I’m gonna eat for breakfast or what to bring for lunch. Waking up really early is definitely an adjustment, but surprisingly it’s…
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    Weighty Matters

  • Saturday Stories: Bulletproof Diets, Weightism, and Fatigue

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Image SourceFriend and journalist Julia Belluz from Vox explains why the Bulletproof diet is everything that's wrong with eating in America. Lindsay Averill on XOJane talks weightism and the terrible things people say to folks with weight. Friend and journalist Alex Hutchinson with his debut piece in The New Yorker explaining what is fatigue?        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: Gamification, Allowing Natural Death, and Mexican Farm WorkersSaturday Stories: Bigots, Idiots, Francium, and WarSaturday Stories: Brazil, Thalidomide, and Menu Board…
  • Videos Like This Make Me Love The Internet

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday features arguably the very best Christmas dinner video ever.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesEver Wonder Why Someone Doesn't Just Throw Salt on Iceman?A Breathtaking Version of Sia's Song ChandelierAre You a Back Home Baller? 
  • Why Semantics Matter To Food Diaries

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Just a quickie on calories and diaries. As I've mentioned before, People are not walking math formulas whereby if they have 3,500 more or less calories than they burn they'll gain or lose a pound.3,500 calories of one food or type of food will likely have a different impact on health, hunger, thermic effect, and weight than 3,500 calories of another food or type of food.Different people have different caloric efficiencies whereby they are seemingly able to extract more calories from food or reserves than others and lose weight with more difficulty (and gain with greater ease).And yet here's…
  • Why Can't We Just Ignore The Irresistible Bullshit?

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    I do a lot of interviews with the media about fad diets - pretty much all of which with extremely reputable reporters and news outlets. I do understand the media's job is to sell media and that fad diets, regardless of their efficacy, sustainability or scientific underpinnings, can fairly be described as newsworthy - especially if wildly popular. I also understand that the public has a seemingly insatiable appetite for entertaining the promise of simple solutions to complex problems. But shouldn't there be a limit to the degree of bullshit a reporter will cover? Sure, reputable reporters and…
  • Why This Holiday Season Should be All-You-Can-Eat

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Ok, so the headline's a bit clickbait-y as there's a qualifying word missing. Thoughtfully. This holiday season should be all-you-can-thoughtfully-eat, where thoughtfully means asking just two questions before each and every indulgence. 1. Is it worth it? 2. How much do I need to be happily satisfied? As I've said many times before, food isn't just fuel. As a species we use food for comfort and for celebration and no doubt for most of us, the answers to those two prior questions will be different in December than in January. And here's a promise. If you don't ask those questions every…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • Home Detoxification Series: Common Household Products

    Amelia Phillips
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Each day we are exposed to many chemicals, heavy metals and environmental toxins which can upset our hormones, gut health, and natural detoxification mechanisms. In Part One of our Home Detoxification Series we started in the pantry and in Part Two, we are moving on to common household products. Traditional brands contains chemicals, such as triclosan, parabens, and sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) which can not be supported by scientific research as safe for long term human use. There’s a reason why all the homebrand cleaning products you buy smell like hell in your bathtub. They’re…
  • What Day Drinking Does To Your Body

    Amelia Phillips
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Are you day drinking this holiday season? Read these guidelines first so you don’t have holy hell hangovers and unnecessary migraines during the most festive time of the year. Drink The Light Stuff When you’re day drinking, it’s generally best to opt for the lighter stuff. Think beer, mimosas, wine with sparkling soda; but avoid the tequila shots and screwdrivers pre-sunset. It’s a given that the stronger the drinks you scull, the faster you’ll get wasted, and the ickier you’ll feel later. Eat Up If you’re meeting friends by the beach for brunch or have a big barbie…
  • 9 Tips To Stay Healthy During The Silly Season

    Amelia Phillips
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Christmas is all about being merry and enjoying time with our loved ones, but it’s also one of the most exhausting and stressful times of the year, particularly when you have those in-laws camping in the spare room or you are hosting a lunch with friends, family and too many kids to count. For some reason it’s also the time of year that a majority of us lose perspective of ‘moderation’ and take a steep fall off the ‘treadmill’ of exercise routine. For some of us it’s just used an excuse to get a little ‘fatter’. This year I want you to keep perspective of moderation and…
  • Last-minute Christmas Gift Ideas for the Fit Girl

    Amelia Phillips
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Still have a ton of gifts to buy to put under the Christmas tree? Here’s your ultimate fitness gift guide. Whether you are looking for some stocking fillers or a gift for a loved one, these super last minute ideas to keep you out of trouble. A spacious gym bag to hold all the essentials – it’s trendy and it does the job well. Lorna Jane Classic Gym Bag, $69.99 – BUY HERE   Best recovery tool for your aching muscles: Deep Tissue Massage Roller. I love this one from Rebel Sports. PowerTube Pro R4 Therapy Roller, $49.99 – BUY HERE   On Cloud shoes, for…
  • Calculate Your Fitness Age

    Amelia Phillips
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Have you ever wondered, how does your fitness age stack up to your real age? Just because you blow a candle for turning a year older each year, doesn’t mean that you’re necessarily that many years old, fitness-wise. There’s a new calculator created by researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology that determines your fitness age based on your respiratory health, heart rate, waist circumference, exercise routine and intensity and more such factors. It goes without saying that the lower your fitness age is to your real age, the better it is because that…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Encouraging your kids to be athletes

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:46 am
    Here is my latest post as an ambassador of the Together Counts™ program,  I’d love to know how you encourage your kids to be athletes! copyright owned by Please do NOT reprint without permission. Encouraging your kids to be athletes
  • Bodyweight workouts on the stairs

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:17 am
    If you are headed out of town this holiday season or just don’t have access to equipment at home,  here are two of my favorite stair workouts that will deliver just as much bang for your buck.  I suggest 8-10 sets but please listen to your own body and go at a pace that works with your fitness level.  (and of course,  always make sure you are cleared for exercise and if anything hurts or doesn’t feel right, please stop!)   copyright owned by Please do NOT reprint without permission. Bodyweight workouts on the stairs
  • 5 fitness gift ideas under $99!

    2 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    It’s coming up on that time of the year again—are you ready?  Here are some fitness gift ideas for you or your friends. 1.  Massage:  A gift certificate for a massage is the perfect idea for people with sore muscles!  If that is too expensive,  consider a foam roller or a massage stick. 2.  Most Fit Suspension strap:   This is a must have for your home gym and at only $30,  how can you afford NOT to get one?! 3.  Slam ball:  This is by far one of my fitness favorites.  Not only does it deliver a great strength and cardio workout, but it helps with anger management as…
  • When life gets busy, eat some protein

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    My oldest was in his first soccer tournament this weekend that involved a 2 hour drive, 6 hours on the field, and a 2 hour drive back home.  (yes, I really should pay more attention when I agree to these things!) Since I didn’t want to go the entire day without eating or be put in a position where I had to eat the food being sold on the field, I did a little pre-planning and packing for the trip.  Protein is key for keeping yourself fueled and feeling full, so here are some of my go-to protein sources. *hard boiled eggs:  Yes, I eat the whole thing and it is delicious.
  • Tips for staying fit during the holidays

    8 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    As the holidays are rolling around,  too many people throw their fitness plan on the back burner because they are “too busy”.   Honestly though…does life ever slow down? Aren’t we busy all year long? Keep your focus by reminding yourself you have worked too hard for the past 10 months to blow it all over the next two! Kohl’ s asked me to share some tips for keeping fit during the holidays, so here are a few to get you started. Have a plan:   schedule in your workouts and make them happen.  No excuses. Delicious foods and desserts are available all year…
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Oatmeal Cookie Smoothie Recipe (Beth aka MM)
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:24 am
    -Bariatric Advantage
  • YWM2014: Mindful Eating: Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat (Beth aka MM)
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    My head happens to be in the video here. LOL. I. love. this. speaker. Give it a listen.
  • Exercise improves insulin sensitivity after gastric bypass (Beth aka MM)
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Clinical trial demonstrates additive effect of exercise following gastric bypass.    So. do. it.  I know, I know, easier said than done.  Over 75 million adults in the US are obese. These individuals are predisposed to health complications, including diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Gastric bypass surgery results in dramatic weight loss and can improve diabetes symptoms in obese patients. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that exercise following bypass surgery provides additional benefit for obese patients. Bret Goodpaster and colleagues at the University of…
  • Patients With Psychiatric Illness Require Close Watch After Bariatric Surgery (Beth aka MM)
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:47 am
    Patients With Psychiatric Illness Require Close Watch After Bariatric Surgery A study conducted in Brazil and presented at a poster session at the 2014 annual meeting of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders looked at six cases in which patients committed suicide or attempted suicide after bariatric surgery. The study did not specify the form of weight loss surgery that each patient underwent. Three of the six patients who underwent the surgery had an anxiety disorder and had previous psychiatric treatment, a fact that needs to be given consideration,…
  • If you're happy and you know it. #eatasnack (Beth aka MM)
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    The most authentic commercial yet from Weight Watchers.  WW you win with this one, although it doesn't exactly motivate me to go sign up for your plan (...was that the goal -- because I didn't catch that vibe, I just laughed and wanted a snack for a second?) I still LOVE THIS because it's truth all right here for us emotional eaters.   Sorry not sorry I agree.  
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • Top 10 Foods to Burn Stomach Fat

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    by Zero to Hero FitnessLosing belly fat can be difficult for even folks who don't consider themselves overweight. That's because, for many people, belly fat can be very stubborn if you're eating too many of the wrong foods and not enough of the right ones! Yes, there are certain foods that can specifically target belly fat, just as others tend to cause more belly fat.With that in mind, here are our top 10 belly fat fighting foods to eat more of today:1. Avocados: These lil' wonders are jam-packed with 2 nutrients that help you to fight against belly fat. The first is…
  • Worthless Ab Exercises and Gadgets Won't Burn Fat

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    Fat Loss for Visible Abs -- Workouts, Nutrition, and Lifestyle Tips for Successby Mike Geary, author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs, interviewed by Craig Ballantyne - CSCS, Men's Health Magazine Training AdvisorCB: Mike, let's start off with some background on the types of people you train, and your training background.MG: Craig, I've been a Certified Personal Trainer for almost a decade now, and in recent years, I've become certified as a Nutrition Specialist as well. As for the types of people I train... I've trained everybody from skinny teenagers looking to add some bulk to their…
  • 7 Secrets of Goji Berries: A Nutritional Super-Antioxidant High Protein Berry

    13 Dec 2014 | 3:49 am
    The goji berry can have up to 5x the antioxidant power of blueberries and even 6 grams of protein per serving!by Catherine Ebeling - RN, BSN &Mike Geary - Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Specialistco-authors of The Fat Burning Kitchen ProgramHave you seen those things in the health food stores that look like shriveled up mini RED raisins? They are called “Goji Berries” and they are one of the highest antioxidant berries you can find on the planet. They are also called “Wolfberries” and come from Asia, in places like China,…
  • Delicious Coconut Oil Chocolate and Honey Butter

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:03 am
    by PaleoHacksCoconut oil has one of the highest concentrations of saturated fat (over 90%) of foods known to man. However, due to recent studies, numerous myths have been disproved and now it is considered as a “wonder element.”Also, it contains medium-length fatty acids, which are not detrimental to the body, but instead provide a quick source of energy as they are synthesized quickly. In addition, the medium chain tryglicerides help increase the energy expenditure of the body – leading, over a longer duration of time, to weight loss.Other long-term effects include the reduction…
  • 10 Facts about Ketosis, Fat Loss and Weight Loss

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Ketosis shouldn't be mysterious for you. Eating your carbs, proteins and fats in different proportions helps you reach ketosis to better burn body fat.....Download your FREE Book, "Carb-Sensitive Eater's Sensible Eating Guide."Download your FREE Book, "Carb-Sensitive Eater's Sensible Eating Guide."Mark Dilworth, BA, PESMy Fitness Hut
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  • Added Sugar Linked to High Blood Pressure

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:44 am
    According to a new study published in Open Heart, added sugar contributes to heart disease more than salt.It seems it is the carbs and added sugars, found in processed foods, contribute to heart disease, more so than salt."Ingesting one 24-ounce soft drink has been shown to cause an average maximum increase in blood pressure of 15/9 mm Hg and heart rate of 9 bpm. Those who consume 25% or more calories from added sugar have an almost threefold increased risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, according to the research." - Medical News TodayThe biggest offender? High fructose corn…
  • What Happens When You Drink 10 Cans Of Soda a Day for One Month?

    2 Dec 2014 | 12:32 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
  • Low Carb Diet: Fat or Fiction?

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    From the video:"The role of insulin is to build fat, and when you frequently consume carbohydrates it stimulates excess insulin. The insulin stops the food from being used properly, making you eat more and more frequently, a vicious cycle. Fat gives basically no insulin response, protein stimulates it moderately.""This is not a high protein diet, it is high fat. You need enough protein to maintain/stimulate muscle, but mostly you should just dodge the carbs and eat the fat. It’s more satiating, helping you eat less.""Some people metabolise carbs better than others. Many people are unaware…
  • Good Fat vs Bad Fat

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    © 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
  • Saturated Fats: A Weight Loss Alternative To Starvation and Exercise

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    This weird trick is for people who haven't been able to keep the weight off, though they've tried to do so for years.A surprising finding is, to lose weight, you have to consume a certain amount of healthy fats, including saturated fats. They ensure steady energy as well as a feeling of satisfaction. (The amount you eat is up to you.)Saturated fats are things such as whole cream, animal fat and coconut oil. Grass-fed butter is another example of healthy, saturated fat.The next time you are hungry, to keep from overeating, consider consuming grass-fed butter (without the bread or crackers).
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    Starling Fitness

  • Search for Virtues and Vices

    Laura Moncur
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    This quote is so helpful when you are dealing with other people in the Overeater’s Anonymous program. It reads: Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. Benjamin Franklin When you sit in a meeting, you hear a lot about other people’s vices. They are GLARINGLY obvious to you. I’ve talked about this before here: Starling Fitness – An Understanding of Ourselves Those vices that you see in others are vices within yourself that you need to work on. It’s part of the old principle: If you spot it, you’ve got it. If it makes you mad, you got it bad.
  • Twelve Step Meditations for Atheists

    Laura Moncur
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    For the past four months, I have been working on a meditation book for atheists. The twelve step programs are so god-heavy that it’s really hard for atheists to recover. I wrote this book to help others through this process. You can see it here: Twelve Step Meditations for Atheists by Laura M. – Kindle Edition at I am so grateful to Overeater’s Anonymous and I truly believe they saved my life, but at the same time, I wasted ten years trying to solve my eating problems on my own all because I knew that twelve step programs are very god-oriented. I am here to tell…
  • The Universe Will Reward You

    Laura Moncur
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I truly believe this is true: It reads: The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. Shakti Gawain The “taking risks on its behalf” part is difficult, especially when the reward hasn’t surfaced yet. You need to be persistent and keep on taking those risks for the universe and it will reward you. The reward might not be quite what you were expecting, but every time I have put myself out there, the rewards have been worth it. What risks could you take today that would get you where you would like to be? Eating healthy Exercising a little bit Being nice to…
  • Acceptance Is Not Submission

    Laura Moncur
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    This quote really helped me when I was accepting the fact that my eating is disordered. It reads: Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it. Kathleen Casey Theisen Last year in October, I came to the stark realization that my brain was BROKEN and there was never going to be a cure for this hunger I have all the time. When I watched The Skinny on Obesity, I realized that I have ZERO control over my eating. Here are those videos from the University of California here: These videos left me in a pretty…
  • Naked Ladies and Food

    Laura Moncur
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    A funny thing happened to my thinspiration Tumblrs and RSS feeds. They turned into naked ladies and food. I don’t know what happened, but instead of inspiring images to help me stay on my program, all I see now are naked ladies and food. Now, my biggest question is this: Did they change or did I? I used to see pictures of healthy, nearly naked women and get inspired to exercise. Now, they just look like porn to me. I used to see pictures of food and think that I could use a new recipe to mix things up. Now, they just look like food porn to me. Did the nature of the photos change or am I…
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  • Returning to Christmas Past: Serving a Healthy Feast

    Gina Badalaty
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Holiday season is crush time when it comes to cooking. So little time to cook so much – and too much junk that is just unhealthy for your family. As you shop for your holiday meals, you might grow weary from trying to pull together a dinner that can satisfy your family and meet your health objectives. The shelves are lined with preservative-laden, GMO-loaded artificially colored foods that no longer even appeal to your appetite but are cheap and easy for a busy holiday week! Perhaps it’s time for a visit from the Ghost of Christmas past. Shopping for non-toxic choices was not an issue in…
  • Organic Stuffed Acorn Squash and Chicken Apple Sausage

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    When the winter squash is in season I start to get excited. I love to experiment with new recipes and bring back some of my favorites too. Organic Stuffed Acorn Squash and Chicken Apple Sausage is one of those favorites. It pairs the sweet organic sausage with savory stuffed organic acorn squash that’s full of organic kale and garlic. It’s a delicious and healthy alternative to the normal side of rice or potatoes. I’ve seen conventional acorn squash go on sale a time or two, but the organic version never had, until now. It’s like the grocery store knew I had been…
  • Barley and Organic Caramelized Vegetable Salad

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    When I was in Mamavation Bootcamp 18, I discovered alternative grains like quinoa, amaranth, and barley. These grains are low-glycemic (which means it they won’t spike your blood sugar) and gluten free. I love to incorporate them into dishes for added whole grains, a unique texture, and a more filling meal. I did just that with my Barley and Organic Caramelized Vegetable Salad. The crisp organic spring greens, sweet caramelized organic vegetables, and vibrant, organic basil vinaigrette would make a fine salad on their own. With the addition of barley, it adds a healthy carb and a…
  • Organic Green Breakfast Smoothie

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    I’m pretty new to the whole “green smoothie” trend. I went into it thinking a green smoothie is just like a fruit smoothie, only you add greens. Well it’s not quite the same. You can’t just blend together any ingredients and make something that’s tasty, like with a traditional fruit smoothie. Nope. I learned this the hard way with trial, error, and some very ugly looking (and tasting) concoctions. In the end I found a good balance of flavor and nutrition to make this Organic Green Breakfast Smoothie. It’s packed full of foods that will get you going…
  • URGENT – The DARK Act Hearing: Taking Away Your Right to Know What’s in Your Food

    Gina Badalaty
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    On December 10, 2014, Wednesday of this week, a hearing will take place to discuss a bill named the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014,” sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas. Despite its misleading name, this act would stop the GMO labeling movement that is gaining strength and popularity across the nation in its tracks. More aptly renamed the “Denying Americans the Right to Know Act,” or DARK Act, by organizations like the Center for Food Safety (CFS), this law would take away your right to know what is in your food. According to the CFS, DARK Act legislation would…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Let There Be Light, A Lot Of LIGHT! Trail LED

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

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

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Meet the worlds only weighted compression gear. The TITIN Force™ Shirt System is a three part hyper gravity system. The first part of the system is weighted hydro-gel inserts. The second part is a 14-pocket inner compression shirt. The third part is the outer compression shirt. Gels are strategically placed over large muscle groups evenly distributing the weight throughout the upper body.The TITIN Force™ Shirt System  can help boost the efficiency of workouts, improving speed, balance, endurance, and vertical leap.The TITIN Force™ Shirt System allows you to move naturally without…
  • Qlipter, Clip To Anything!

    Aaron Usiskin
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    This simple device is what everyone wants. Simple and just like a bathroom stall, you can hook and hang just about anything, weight restrictions apply.QLIPTERHang your backpack, lantern or gear off the ground when you're outdoors.Hang your bag over a chair or off of a table when you're out on the town.Keep your luggage bundled together when you're traveling.Keep your tools close when you're working.  Hang your diaper bag off of your stroller, shopping cart, diaper table or bathroom door when you're out with the kids.  Use the tapered nose of the qlipter for narrow openings when…
  • Best Gift Guide Around, GP100!

    Aaron Usiskin
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Excellence, innovation, craftsmanship, and an unwavering desire to challenge expectations.Trending is our new religion. Not that anyone should act surprised. The desire for understanding amidst an unprecedented explosion of new information is natural. It’s what separates us from everything else with a metabolism. For a species supposedly#doomed to forget the lessons of history, there’s also a comfort in systematically mining the past and present for a hazy peek at the future. It’s proof to ourselves that we’re finally paying attention.Some of it has tangible value for sure, but…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Great Gifts for Trail Runners - 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

    Scott Dunlap
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Looking for some great gift ideas for trail runners for the 2014 holiday season? I've listed a few favorites below, from the fun to the ree-diculous. Be sure to check the comments at the end for other reader recommendations as well.Happy shopping, and I hope you are all enjoying the holidays!Tribute to the Trails Calendar ($23)Easily my favorite gift to give (or receive for that matter) is the annual Tribute to the Trails calendar. Uber-photographer and trail runner Glenn Tachiyama (along with Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs) has consistently put out the most beautiful trail running…
  • Max King and Ellie Greenwood Win 2014 IAU 100k World Championships In Record Time

    Scott Dunlap
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    (Max King breaks the tape and becomes the IAU 100k World Champion, photo courtesy of Bryon Powell)American Max King and Great Britain's Ellie Greenwood were able to hold off the global competition and crazy heat to win the 2014 IAU 100k World Championships in Doha, Qatar, earlier today. Max's 6:27:44 finish took nearly 3 minutes off the American Record (previously Tom Johnson's 6:30:11 in 1995), and was ~100 seconds ahead of 2nd place Jonas Buud from Sweden.  Spain's Jose Antonio Requejo (Spain) was third in 6:37:03, and American's Zach Bitter (6:48:53, 6th) and Zach Miller (6:51:30,…
  • Beer Mile World Championships on Dec 3rd - Are You Ready?!?

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    The first annual Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships will happen in Austin, TX, on December 3rd this year. My big question is...who is going to represent the ultrarunners?!?I mean, honestly, who could be better at doing four laps with a beer per lap than an iron-stomach, beer-loving, already-can-run-fast-when-dizzy ultra runner? The competition is tough, however - track and field elites are coming out in droves, meticulously training their way to sub 5-minute finish times. But I suspect we've got a ringer out there somewhere.The Beer Mile is no walk-on event. Lance Armstrong, no stranger…
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  • Vegetarianism: the Good, the Bad, and the Holy

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    With apologies to the immortal Chuck Dickens, it’s been the best of times and the worst of times for vegans and vegetarians lately, at least based on recent items in the media. Out of respect, no tofu jokes For openers, there was the report of a survey conducted by the Humane Research Council and Harris Interactive which found that 84 percent of those who embrace a meatless diet ultimately find that the romance has cooled, and return to the omnivore lifestyle. And although there have never been more food providers, from markets to restaurants, that cater to vegetarians’ tastes and…
  • You Better Not Lie, Dr. J’s Telling You Why

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most people feel it is bad to lie, and kids are told not to lie from birth. But studies–and common observations–show that children do lie. So given this, how can we encourage children to not lie as often? A study done at McGill’s Dept. of Educational and Counseling Psychology, looked at a couple of ways to encourage children not to lie. To half of the children, the experimenter invoked social approval by telling each child that the researcher would be happy if the child told the truth; to the other half the experimental invoked internal standards of behavior by telling each…
  • Chai: Know the Calories, Consider Nonfat Milk and Less Sugar

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Meena Kadri/Flickr Chai is usually black tea, though sometimes green tea, flavored with sweet spices including cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. However, you might have notices that it can be pretty sweet, and that might have got you?wondering about the calories. That sweet taste comes from one or two teaspoons of sugar or honey added to each serving, usually along with a few tablespoons of milk. Chai latte as served at coffee bars contains steamed milk, as well as added sugar. Typically, a twelve-ounce coffee bar chai latte drink contains 160 to 200 calories with four to six…
  • The Exercise Program That Greets You Joyfully at The Door

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) redjar/Flickr It’s the season of joy and conviviality and faith and sharing and celebration. It is also the season of charity, or at least the season of receiving quite a bit of mail from charities that wish to remind you how appropriate it would be for you to donate to them at this God-bless-us-every-one time of year. The mail mostly comes from charitable institutions that you have donated to in the past. In my case, that includes a lot of solicitations from organizations involved with animals, especially animals of the dog variety. I chip into the usual mainline outfits…
  • I am Dr. J and I am an Intermittent Faster

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Angie/Flickr Intermittent fasting (IF) is a general label for a variety of eating schedules that involve periods of eating and not eating. The schedule can be monthly, weekly, every other day, or even daily. I've on rarely written about IF before, although I do practice a form of it. However, after reading a recent study done on mice, I am motivated to discuss IF here. Read on, and you will see why. The study The timing of our eating can prevent or reduce obesity and improve our health, or it can have the opposite effect of increasing obesity and making our health worse.
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 525th Friday Blog Roundup

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    It’s Chanukkah. I’m actually really not a fan of Chanukkah in general. It’s sort of a nothing holiday that has been given inflated importance because it falls on the calendar near Christmas. There’s not a lot you do for it: light the chanukkiah, eat fried foods, maybe play a round of dreidel.  See, not that […]
  • Expect to Live the Life You Choose

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    There was one other thing about Me Before You that struck me (beyond it being an exact copy of another book), and that was a line that came on page 260: “Everything takes time… and that’s something that your generation find it a lot harder to adjust to. You have all grown up expecting things […]
  • Me Before You and Dying Young

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    This post contained spoilers for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and Dying Young by Marti Leimbach.  Don’t read this post if you haven’t read these books and think you may want to read them in the future.  Though read on if both books don’t sound like your cup of tea since this is really […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 16: Give or Receive?

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* An interesting breakdown in holiday commercials is how many show a person receiving something they want (I’ve been good all year and now I get a car!) and how many show someone giving the perfect […]
  • Creme de la Creme List Closes Tomorrow

    14 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    So the Creme de la Creme list for 2014 closes tomorrow night.  Monday night, 11:59 pm ET, final moment to submit to the 2014 list.  After that, no entries will be accepted.  The list itself will post on January 1st. This is likely also your final chance to be part of this 9-year project.  While […]
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Oven Baked Chowder

    Worker Bee
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Meals like this oven-baked chowder are exactly the type of recipes that instantly become keepers. Why? The chowder is deeply flavorful and the fish and veggies cook perfectly every time, with little assistance from you. Plus, it’s a one-pot meal that serves up both protein and veggies and leaves behind only a few dirty dishes. Change the recipe up seasonally with different vegetables, or stick with this tried and true combination of parsnips, carrots and bell pepper. Using different types of fish is an option, too; sea bass and halibut are always delicious, and wild salmon, of course, is…
  • The Way I Used to Live Life Was Slowly Destroying Me

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! My story is interesting because I could have died. You would think that a healthcare professional like myself would have learned everything that was necessary to be personally healthy. At least two years ago I would have thought that—but, not…
  • The Pros and Cons of Comparing Yourself to Others

    Mark Sisson
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    After all these years, I still find it interesting how lessons from my athlete days can pop up in other areas of life. In my competition era, for example, one of the things that helped me continually better my performance was a well-honed, disciplined inner focus. In the deep reaches of a marathon, I better be focused on myself. That doesn’t mean I never had awareness of where other people were in relation to me – although those moments happened, too. It means I couldn’t afford to spend my energy outside of myself in those grueling hours. In a game of mind over matter, you learn not…
  • Happy Holidays from Lil’ Grok and the Korgs!

    Mark Sisson
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s that time of year again, for feasting on savory meats and holiday fare ancestral style, and celebrating friendships and family with gift wrapped treasures of the contemporary kind. But why not bring something a bit more primitive to the holiday season…especially for the kiddos? I am stoked to announce a Primal Blueprint Publishing endeavor that’s been brewing for a couple of years now, one that fills a huge gap in the paleo community—an action adventure picture book of the Primal kind made just for kids! If you’ve been looking to introduce Primal principles to your children in…
  • The Call of the Wild

    Mark Sisson
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    We civilized folk have it pretty good. Our water is clean, drinkable, and usually free of infectious microbes. The streets are paved, flat, and dotted with signs indicating our location and lamps to illuminate our way at night. All the food we could ever need or desire is a car ride, a bus ticket, or a phone call away. We have machines that safely store this food for months and even years, wash and dry our dirty clothes, shoot out hot water to wash our bodies, and maintain whichever ambient temperature we choose. And those are just the basics – food, shelter, and water. When it…
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    Zen to Fitness

  • The Aromatherapeutic Garden

    Healing Hands
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    What better way to receive the aromatherapeutic effects of herbs, flowers, trees and grasses than directly as nature intended? Even moist earth smells wonderful, especially during hot weather, when the first summer rains fall on the parched meadows causing the soil to release its enigmatic fragrance. Then there is the scent of honeysuckle heavy on […]
  • The Aromatic Pet

    Healing Hands
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    In Elizabethan times, the best perfumes would make one smell ‘as sweet as any lady’s dog’. Contrary to what you may be thinking, this was never said in jest. Indeed, the animal would have costly aromatics rubbed into its coat before being carried around by its owner when making social calls. Judging by the soporific […]
  • Home Sweet Home – Essential Oils in Your House

    Healing Hands
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Although essential oils are potent antiseptics, most are too expensive for the average homemaker to use freely for such purposes as one would normally use household disinfectant, so the best way to ensure that your home is fragrant and germ free is to make good use of the vaporiser. However, there are several other ways […]
  • How To Build Quality Muscle Through Burpees With a Push-Up Superset

    Fitness Freak
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Nowadays a lot of people are committed to stay fit and to look their best but it isn’t an easy goal. You have to devote a lot of time to it, and time has become one of the most expensive commodities in this busy world of ours so we have no choice but to plan […]
  • How the Reformer Can Open and Tighten Your Hips

    Fitness Freak
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    To many people today the dream of firm, perfectly toned and supple hips remains just that: a dream. Firming up the muscles of the hips is a never ending battle, and sadly, a losing battle, especially for most women. I have seen women with good upper bodies and good legs but with hips that are […]
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • How to Make Weight Loss Resolutions Work

    fitness guy
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
    If you are making a weight loss resolution in January and are worried you won’t succeed, it is time to do something really constructive. Truth to be told, millions of people make weight loss resolutions every New Year; going by the number of “resolution-takers”, one would believe that obesity would vanish the following year. However, less than 10% of these people are actually able to keep their resolutions throughout the rest of the year. In this article I will offer you three tips on how to keep your weight loss resolution intact despite all odds. There are a few reasons…
  • Great Health Benefits of Peppermint

    fitness guy
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    Peppermint is a plant. The leaf and oil are used as medicine. Peppermint is one of the most widely consumed single ingredient herbal teas, or tisanes. Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant leaves, and the essential oil of peppermint are used in traditional medicines. The phenolic constituents of the leaves include rosmarinic acid and several flavonoids, primarily eriocitrin, luteolin and hesperidin. The main volatile components of the essential oil are menthol and menthone. History of Peppermint as a Supplement The herb peppermint, a cross between water mint and spearmint grows throughout…
  • 20 Smart Restaurant Food Switching Tricks To Drop Calories

    fitness guy
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:25 pm
    One of the tricks to losing while still enjoying your favorite foods is to get rid of the extra calories in your favorite foods while still keeping the “comfort food” aspect. If you give it some thought, you will most likely find many ways to do this with your favorite recipes and cultural comfort foods – or even your favorite fast foods. Going out to eat does not have to stop just because you are attempting to lose weight. What trying to lose weight does mean is that you have to substitute one meal for another, or one side for another. Restaurant Food Switching Tricks This…
  • What is Gerd or Acid Reflux Disease

    fitness guy
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd), also known as acid reflux is a condition in which the acid in the stomach is forced up into the esophagus often causing great pain and discomfort. There are several potential causes for this condition including such things as an esophagus that contracts abnormally or a stomach that empties slower than normal. These conditions could be due to a damages stomach and could cause severe damage and burns to the esophagus lining. Acid Reflux is more prominent and painful when lying down at night. The body is lying down leaving behind all the hard work for the…
  • Does Your Kid Hate Exercise? Here is a Solution.

    fitness guy
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Workouts are something hated not only by kids but also adults. Now, if you hate workouts as much as your kid then this article would benefit both of you. Believe it or not, a well-balanced workout regimen could single-handedly keep you fit and healthy throughout your whole life. And of course, no one said you need to do boring cardio for hours or spend 2 hours in your local gym. Simple activities could help you and your kids keep the pounds away. Kids Lifestyle Changes One reason behind the ever-increasing level of childhood obesity is the increasing addiction of children to video games,…
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • How Video Games Can Improve Your Kids' Hand-Eye Coordination

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

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

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

  • 15 easy ways to eat better this year

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Karen Robock Short Description:  Eating well isn't as hard as you'd think. Try these 15 simple tips for healthier meals and a happier you Slide Title:  Try chia pudding for breakfast Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  This super-trendy dessert-like confection is a perfect morning meal. “It’s so popular, it has  become the new yogurt,” says Vanessa Perrone, a registered dietitian and owner of Motive Nutrition in Montreal. Chia seeds are loaded with omega-3 fats, and a one-ounce serving contains…
  • 4 ways to hit the reset button on your health

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
  • Best style: 5 ways to rock a leather tote bag

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jen Masseau Short Description:  A classic tote bag stands the test of time. Click through for outfit ideas and style inspiration Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  A classic black tote is the perfect go-with-everything handbag. This one is stamped with a crocodile-embossed finish to give texture to the clean lined shape. Click though to see how you can take this bag from office to weekend, and day to night. Auxiliary crocodile-embossed leather tote ($375 at Aritzia). Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN…
  • 5 bad habits that are causing you to gain weight

    16 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Jackie Middleton Short Description:  Inactivity and poor food choices aren't the only things that can cause your weight to creep up. Here are five bad health habits and how to overcome them Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  A sedentary life, long commutes, and poor food choices - it's common knowledge that these lifestyle factors can cause pounds to sneak up on you. But did you know that additional lifestyle choices and behaviour patterns could also contribute to rising numbers on your weight scale? …
  • 10 tips to help you recover from a cold, faster

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Lisa Bendall Short Description:  Speed up recovery and fend off future sickness with these helpful strategies Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  It’s called a common cold for a reason: On average, we catch two or three cold viruses every year. Symptoms normally last around a week, but the sniffles, sneezes, sore throats and coughing from a cold can stick around as long as two miserable weeks. That’s why it’s helpful to know what might speed up recovery. These strategies can get you feeling better,…
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  • Weight Loss : Excess skin after weight loss And How to tighten lose skin

    Gym Junkies
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is it really possible to get rid of extra skin? We explore… Great! Your weight loss strategies worked and you even managed to lose weight but you are now facing a problem of loose skin. I sympathize with you because one of my very best friends had a similar problem with this. It may ruin your self-confidence and make you conscious of the way you look. This is why I will be telling you the different ways of excess skin removal. Do not worry; you have landed upon the right place as I am going to show you some of the best strategies to get rid of that flabby skin. If you have been…
  • Fitness: Do squats really work And Squats without weights

    Gym Junkies
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Explore the details on how and why you should be doing squats… By far, the best exercise, which you could possibly choose for the sake of building your muscles, has to be body squats or just squats in general. However, don’t be fooled. It isn’t the easiest thing to do, unless, you are aware of the dynamics of how to perform it properly. So, let us take a look at the benefits of squats, what makes them such a popular exercise, do squats really work, how to carry out squats workout weights and so on.You will learn how to work out at the gym with squats and without the gym. Using…
  • Nutrition : Easy Meals For College Students And Healthy College Recipes

    Gym Junkies
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Some of the common statements we often hear from college students are: “You won’t believe the number of tests I have tomorrow. I have to stay up all night and study.” “I literally don’t have time to cook my meals, I have to eat on the run.” “I don’t care what I am eating after all YOLO.” I’m sure some of are you shaking your head violently nodding; college students, right? But, I too was a college student burdened with the difficulties of eating healthy and being fit. Between all the tests, study groups, parties, events its an uphill battle let me tell you. If you are…
  • Infographic : Obstacle Course Race Training

    Gym Junkies
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
      The Ultimate Guide to Obstacle Course Race Training – An infographic by the team at
  • How to be a Spartan

    Gym Junkies
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    THIS IS SPARTAAAAAAA!! Before I progress with the article, I take it already that you are a Sparta fan. I mean, how can someone not be a Sparta fan because Sparta is well Sparta! There are very rare stories that could captivate the hearts and minds of readers as rigidly as 300 did. With the wonderful illustrations in this graphic novel and the seriously mind blowing and terrific movie adaptation, every viewer knew that Sparta is going to remain a solid movie for a long time to come. I can vividly recall how I felt so energetic after I came out of the theater. The energy that zapped out of me…
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    Nicki Anderson

  • Don’t Let Good Health Prevent Good Judgement

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

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

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

    8 Feb 2014 | 12:08 pm
      A few weeks ago, I was given an opportunity for a new job.  The challenge is that I was working a couple of other jobs and making my own schedule. This made the idea of a 9 to 5  j-o-b less than appealing. When this position became available, a few people reached out and told me I’d be perfect for the role. I highly doubted I was their ideal candidate. However, my curious nature nudged me into researching the position more thoroughly. The more I learned and read, the more I realized that perhaps this was that time in my life where I had an incredible opportunity to marry my…
  • Save Your Dollars and Sense- The Real Scoop on Weight Loss

    6 Jan 2014 | 7:01 am
      O.K, I have to admit that every January I cringe when I see the ads for weight loss. The miracles abound and the “real” answer to weight loss woes are simply a click away. Too  much belly fat? There’s a program for that.  Excess holiday weight gain? There’s a drink for that.  Get abs of steel with 4 simple steps. My response to all of those secrets to success is bull$&@*!  After 30 years in the health and fitness industry I ask that you read the rest of this post knowing that what I’m sharing with you is fact. No hype, nothing earth shattering…
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    Yum Yucky

  • Newsflash Friday: Nuke Target Simulator for Your Town, Egg Muffin Sammiches, and Plumber’s Butt Now Has New Meaning

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Ahhh. This has gotta be the most perfect mix of news just in time for Christmas. Go on and dig in… “YOUR TOWN JUST GOT NUKED” SIMULATION Well dang. This is really effed up. But it’s better to be informed than not. I found an interactive nuke target map that simulates the devastation your town would encounter if targeted by nukes. To find out how obliterated your town would be in the wake of nuclear bombardment, just input specific parameters your choice: what kind of nuke bomb, yield in kilotons, impact of radioactive fallout, etc. click on image to enlarge I…
  • Timesaver Biceps Burn for Awesome Arms

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Get those arms in shape! This is a quickie superset workout (2 different biceps exercises with no rest in-between) and you will to feel your biceps burn fast. If you want beach-ready arms, or arms that simply look damn good any time of the year, this is an effective way to get it done. You deserve to have the body you want, but you gotta work for it. FOLLOW ME! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Timesaver Biceps Burn for Awesome Arms appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Valid Excuse for Greediness

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Actually, it was 3 cookies. I haz no further comment… FOLLOW ME! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Valid Excuse for Greediness appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Fit Holiday Week 3: Outrun the Tsunami Storm

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Click here for all the juicy Fit Holiday details and take the pledge. You’re invited to participate! THE SCENARIO: After pushing last week’s party plane out of the North Pole snow drift, you sho-nuff earned your right to a fanciful Caribbean excursion. You safely arrived at your tropical destination of the fun in the sun, ordered a large glass of spiked Kool Aid and headed to your private cabana on the beach. But whoa. It wasn’t long after slurping the Kool Aid that you noticed a storm of tsunami waves heading right towards you. This is some serious shizz. Drop that drink and…
  • NewsFlash Friday: Most Popular Diets of 2014, Side Kick-Through Burpees for Fat Loss, and Cat Poop in My Christmas Tree

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m know you’re just dying to find out how Batshit Kittay managed to get poop in my Christmas tree, but let’s get on to the fitness & health part of this newsflash first. M’kay? MOST POPULAR DIETS OF 2014 Although eating (mostly) clean and getting all fitness-sweaty on the regular is the most sustainable “diet” out there,’s 2014 list of Most Popular Diets is an interesting read. The list is curated by readers based on web traffic. The diets that made the list are “the most talked about, searched and used” diets in…
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    Turbulence Training

  • 1 Answer for the Same Weight Loss Question

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Today I did 2 good QnA sessions on the TT and ETR FB pages. Please check them out.Lessons from the TT version...This QnA shows what is on the mind of so many readers..."how to lose weight with cardio?" It's the same question asked 4 different ways below...and it deserves the same answer. Amazingly, so many people still believe that cardio is the answer...but the real answer, while simple, has
  • 7 Days Left

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    There are 7 days left in the most wonderful time of the year, and I want you to have a very Merry Christmas.And then on December 26th, it starts.The 22nd TT Transformation Contest.Details => would you wait till New Year's Day?If you get started on Dec. 26th, or as we call it here in Canada, "Boxing Day", you'll be ahead of the game and closer to
  • Squats and 10 Minute Bodyweight Circuits

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Today I had an internal debate about going to the gym and squatting or taking the easy way out and staying home for a metabolic circuit of kettlebell and bodyweight exercises. The circuit would have been less stressful. No traffic. No having to watch silly people do silly exercises that make me shake my head. No jockeying for equipment at the gym (it was a long wait for the squat rack today)
  • #1 WORST food for your skin, joints & blood sugar

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    I have an important HOLIDAY time-sensitive article for you today that is a MUST-READ if you want to protect your skin, organs, muscles, and joints from aging during the busy holiday season... We're going to show you the #1 worst food (marketed as "healthy") that harms your blood sugar levels, and how this also ages your body faster.  You might even be eating this food every day, so it's
  • Best. Workout. Ever. Period.

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Readers always ask me, "Ol' Craiggy, if you were stranded on a deserted island with only have one piece of equipment, what would you choose?" The answer is that equipment doesn't matter at all. Because as long as I have my bodyweight and my extensive collection of NO-equipment exercises and workouts, I can stay lean and have ripped abs forever. It doesn't matter where you are. It doesn't matter
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • This Just In: Blondes Have More Fun (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    TGIF. Can I get an amen?! This week has been so slow with the anticipation of the holiday week. Oh, and knowing that in just a few days I’ll be sipping a glass of champagne in front of a roaring fire in the mountains doesn’t help. I’ve mentioned it but haven’t really gone into detail but next week Dan and I are packing up and hitting the road for a romantic Christmas getaway in the mountains. We’re going back to the same area we went hiking during the summer because we loved it so much and felt we didn’t put a dent in the trails. This will be our first…
  • 99 Problems But An Elf Ain’t One Workout (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    You know those weeks where it just feels as if your workouts are solid, strong, and perfect? I’ve been having those for the past 3 weeks now. It feels great and I’m just rolling with it. I think having holiday inspiration to create workouts has helped too. I mean, when you have a workout called “99 Problems But An Elf Ain’t One Workout”, it’s hard not to get excited about it. This workout few by and by the end, oh man were my legs and abs burning. It’s a total body workout, but if you do it, you’ll quickly realize there is extra emphasis on the core and lower body for sure.
  • Marriage & Compromise: I Was More Married To My Workouts Than My Husband (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    This past weekend I ran the Kiawah Half Marathon. And Dan wasn’t happy about it. At all. I had bought the bib months ago but then decided not to race it just a few weeks ago (I felt my body needed extra time to recover). I asked my friend Ashton if she wanted it and she excitedly said yes. As the race grew closer, my excitement increased and my body felt recovered from the trail race. So, since I had already offered to go with her to the race, I offered to pace her to a PR. If I was going to be there, I might as well run. To be honest, I didn’t think at all before suggesting it and I just…
  • Jillian Michaels’ Kettlebell Swing Reminds Us That Trainers Are Like Doctors (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I want implants. <— How’s that for an intro? I’m not embarrassed to admit it. But when I do get them (one of these days) I won’t be going to a heart surgeon. And if I had a heart condition, I definitely wouldn’t schedule a visit to the plastic surgeon. Why? Well, duh. Doctors are specialist. They know their area of medicine {hopefully} really well, but as far as medicine outside of their scope? Nada. Another thing I’m not embarrassed to admit… personal trainers are the same way. Sure, we know a little bit about all types of exercise, but there are so many different forms of…
  • Suck It Up Buttercup: How To Deal With Cold Weather DE-Motivation (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Motivational Monday! This picture has nothing to do with today’s post. One of my trainers sent it to me and I thought it was the best way to start any post. I decided that with the holidays and the cold temperatures hitting lots of the USA, a lot of us are suffering from workout de-motivation. Am I right? The cold has this ridiculous power to suck out all the heat from our bodies, simultaneously removing our energy and leaving us in a state where all we want to do is sit on the couch with a thick blanket, eat a few holiday frosted cookies (or chocolate turtles in my house) and sip…
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    James Clear

  • Best of 2014: The 10 Most Popular Articles of the Year

    James Clear
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:59 pm
    Well friends, we have reached the final month of another great year. After publishing a new article every Monday and Thursday during 2014, I’d like to share the 10 most popular articles of the year. I started this tradition last year when I published my list of the Best of 2013. For me, it is always interesting to review my work and see which articles exploded out of the gate and which ones limped across the finish line. For you, I think it’s nice to have a summary of the articles that are worth your time and attention. Let’s get into it… The 10 Most Popular Articles…
  • What I Do When it Feels Like My Work Isn’t Good Enough

    James Clear
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:46 pm
    In the beginning, it was easy. There was no pressure. There were no outside eyes. There were no expectations. When I started writing, I wrote in a private document for over a year before I published my first article on I wrote about what I wanted to write about. I wrote because I wanted to get my thoughts down. I wrote because I felt like I needed to write. After a few months of sharing my work publicly, things began to change. As I developed an audience, I noticed that I began judging my work. In the beginning, I was just happy to get my ideas down on paper, but now I felt…
  • Avoid the Second Mistake

    James Clear
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    So often, we make the mistake of believing that sticking to good habits is an all-or-nothing game. (I say “we” because I’ve been there before as well.) We assume that if we slip up on our diet, then we have ruined the whole thing. We act like missing one day of writing means we simply weren’t meant to be a writer. We use our lack of motivation to work out as evidence that we don’t have the willpower to make change happen. These beliefs are incorrect. Habits are behaviors that we repeat consistently. However, they are not behaviors that we repeat perfectly. This…
  • How Constraints Make You Better: Why the Right Limitations Boost Performance

    James Clear
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    In 1930, a 23-year-old teacher in Uruguay named Juan Carlos Ceriani created a new sport. Ceriani wanted to design a game that was similar to soccer, but that his students could play indoors throughout the year. His new game became known as futsal. Futsal is very similar to soccer, but it has a few important differences. First, it is played in a much smaller area. (Ceriani designed the game so that it could be played on YMCA basketball courts.) Second, the ball is smaller and has less bounce than a regular soccer ball. Third, there are only five players per side rather than the typical eleven…
  • To Make Big Gains, Avoid Tiny Losses

    James Clear
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    In many cases, improvement is not about doing more things right, but about doing less things wrong. To understand what I mean, we need to take a trip to Japan. The Curious Case of Japanese Television Sets In the decades that followed World War II, the manufacturing industry in America thrived. For years, American companies grew in size and profitability—even though they produced many products of average quality. This gravy train began to slide off the tracks in the 1970s. Japanese firms implemented a series of surprising changes that helped them crush their American counterparts. As one…
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    Hardcore Training Solutions

  • Shocking Truth: Why Wal-Mart’s Ice Cream Doesn’t Melt In The Sun!

    6 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Lately, there’s been a video going viral where a guy leaves his Wal-Mart brand ice cream sandwich out in the sun for a few hours and shockingly, it doesn’t melt! To further drive his point home, he puts it next to another brand’s “real” ice cream, which becomes a pool of milk in no time […] The post Shocking Truth: Why Wal-Mart’s Ice Cream Doesn’t Melt In The Sun! appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Interview With Jordan Syatt (IPA World Record Holder)

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

    22 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    I’m sure you’ve heard of the good ol’ food pyramid, right? The one where each layer represents the importance of a particular food group. It was originally created by the USDA to help educate the American public in the hopes that it would guide them towards healthier food choices. It took thousands of man hours and […] The post This Is What The Food Pyramid Should’ve REALLY Looked Like appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • You Can’t BUY Health, But You CAN Do This Instead…

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

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

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    It is important to know what causes the thyroid disease symptoms before you can take steps towards overcoming thyroid problems and returning your thyroid function to normal as well as assisting your body in achieving normal thyroid levels
  • Do You Have Low Thyroid Symptoms?

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Do you have trouble losing weight? Do you wake up in the morning after a good night's sleep but still feel tired? Do you often have cold hands and feet? If so, then low thyroid symptoms may be a problem for you.
  • 5 Features of the Best Fat Burners

    14 Dec 2014 | 11:35 pm
    In this article we will cover 5 features of the best fat burners so you can be more informed and be able to make a better decision when it comes to selecting the best fat burner for you.
  • Quick Weight Loss Blog

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:11 am
    The Quick Weight Loss Blog keeps you up-to-date with all additions and changes to the Quick Weight Loss Principles website.
  • Workout Routines and Weight Loss

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    Workout routines must be a major part of your weight-loss program if you are serious about getting the best results possible. It is also important that some form of exercise is performed on a daily basis.
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    Wilson Fitness

  • Holiday Fitness Challenge

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

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

    Jessica Wilson
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Mini Pumpkin Custards | A Taste of Home Mini Pumpkin Custards photo by Taste of Home   Nutrition Info: √Fat = 9g √Carbs = 13g √Protein = 2g Nutrition info according to recipe on A Taste of Home Why We Love It: √Smaller portion with lots of taste! √The smaller portion size keeps you from going over the top with sugar this Thanksgiving. Click Here To Get Full Recipe From A Taste of Home   Originally published as Mini Pumpkin Custards in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p159 The post Dessert: Mini Pumpkin Custards appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
  • Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Casserole

    Jessica Wilson
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Casserole | A Sweet Life Photo from A Sweet Life by Carolyn Ketchum Nutrition Info: √Fat = 4g  √Carbs = 7g √Protein = 5g Nutrition info according to recipe on A Sweet Life Why We Love It: √Great substitute for the starchy, carb-loaded mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving √Lots of nutrients & antioxidants  √Excellent carb to protein ration Click Here To Get Full Recipe From A Sweet Life The photo & recipe was posted on A Sweet Life by Carolyn Ketchum   The post Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Casserole appeared first on Wilson…
  • Side Dish: Braised Brussels Sprouts

    Jessica Wilson
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Braised Brussels Sprouts | Taste of Home Braised Brussels Sprouts photo by Taste of Home Nutritional Info: √Fat = 4g √Carbs = 12g (5g Fiber) √Protein = 5g Nutritional Info According to the recipe from Taste of Home. Why We Love It: √Great source of protein, iron and potassium.  √Brussels Sprouts are a member of the nutritionally potent cruciferous family √Also rich in antioxidants such as glucosinolates and isothiocyanates   Click Here To Get The Full Recipe From Taste of Home   The post Side Dish: Braised Brussels Sprouts appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
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  • 5 Of the Best Abs Exercises you’re probably not doing

    Dashmeet Kaur
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Many of us carry some extra flab around our midriff that really bothers us. While we drink hot water & lemon hoping it melts its away the truth is that you need to get up & move your body if you are serious about getting rid of the belly fat. While just doing a few...Read More
  • Effective Weight Loss Tips & Techniques for Women

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    Every now and then, we all want to lose some weight. It would be easier to lose weight, if we understood our bodies better. Women and men’s bodies are physiologically different. So, we have different fat storage patterns, hormones, psychology and a lot more. All of these affect the way women gain weight and so...Read More
  • 9 Wonder Foods for Diabetics

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Eating foods with whole grains, fresh veggies, fruit & protein is a key to good health. And it becomes even more important if you are suffering from something like diabetes. As a diabetic, it is even more essential to watch what you eat, and take all possible steps to control your blood sugar levels. To...Read More
  • 12 Natural & Effective Ways to Lose Weight

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:14 pm
    You have probably heard of a number of ways to lose weight. Some natural, some artificial, some easy and some scary. But most of them can be quite difficult to put into practice, in your daily life. At Fitho, our goal is to make it simpler for you to be healthier. As a part of...Read More
  • Full Day Diet to Detox After Partying

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    One Full Day Detox Diet After Partying During festivals and parties, we all give our diet plans a break. And rightfully so! There is so much delicious food and drink around. Who wants to just eat lettuce and sip water & ice, all night, when there is carb loaded, deep fried and boozed up goodness...Read More
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    IndiaVision News and Information » Health & Fitness

  • A detox isn’t just about the food

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    A detox also doesn’t have to be just about the food — it is much more than that. So if your body is craving for some sleep — give it just that! Don’t worry about just sleeping through the day. Sometimes that is just what your body requires. Take short naps or long ones. This way your body gets the rest it needs to repair itself. – What you eat and drink is very important. Cut out all processed and junk food from your house. Avoid the sweet stuff. Go the natural route — eat fresh vegetables and fruits and drink juices, coconut water or green tea to cleanse out…
  • High-fruit diets can worsen depression

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:47 am
    The consumption of a diet high in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depressive and anxiety-like behaviour and alter how the brain responds to stress, the findings showed. “Our results offer new insights into the ways in which diet can alter brain health and may lead to important implications for adolescent nutrition and development,” said lead author Constance Harrell of Emory University in Atlanta. Fructose stimulates neural pathways that affect how the brain responds to stress, which can have important behavioural effects, including worsening symptoms of depression and…
  • Tips for keeping your heart healthy!

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    Irengbam Jenny A healthy heart is the way to healthy living, they say. Quite right! But with sedentary lifestyle, munching on junk food, alcohol consumption, smoking, erratic working hours and unwanted stress ultimately leads to a troubled heart, so to say. Here are some tips for a healthy heart: Quit smoking: Quitting smoking is the most important thing that a person can do to live longer. A smoker is more likely to have a heart attack than a non-smoker. The risk of heart attack reduces once you stop smoking, several studies suggest. Less salt: Consumption of salt should be cut down as it…
  • Burned out? Here’s how you can bounce back

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    All of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally numb. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today are getting burned out. And if one does not take a break in time, it starts affecting one’s work performance and even relationships with family and friends. Find yourself constantly feeling tired, irritable and low? You could be suffering from a burn out. Here’s what you can do… Are you constantly trying to please people? Experts say that over a period of time this will lead to tremendous mental pressure, leading to a burn out.
  • Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study that assessed diet quality, as well as sodium and potassium intake. A higher-quality diet, as measured using 3 different scoring systems for dietary qualities known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, was associated with a 16 percent to 23 percent reduced risk of needing dialysis or dying from kidney problems. Higher-quality diets included those high in fruits, vegetables, and…
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

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

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

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

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Our hike in Haleakala Crater on Maui. All Photos taken with my Nokia Lumia Icon Every year when I return home to Maui, I intend to hike Haleakala Crater. The last time I did the 12 miles down sliding sands and up Switch Backs was 20+ years ago with my husband. This time, my longtime friends Mike Waltze and Carol Aldred were totally up for the last-minute idea to hike the crater. We arrived in the morning at the 10,023 foot dormant volcano, and was greeted by an old friend who planned to begin his hike where we would end ours. He kindly let us drive his car up to the next parking lot where we…
  • A Maui Summer Must-Do: The Sights,Sounds, Scents, and Aloha Spirit of #KFresh14

    4 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    ʻAhaʻāina O Kāʻanapali One of my favorite things in the whole world is Maui and her people. It’s the home of my heart. So nothing excites me more than seeing other people falling in love with this magical place and sharing in the experience. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Ka’anapali Fresh event for the first time and hoped to come back for a second serving of this amazing combination of Hawaiian culture and the most blogged-about culinary destination. Many mahalos to Shelley Kekuna and Ka’anapali Beach Resort for inviting me back for Ka’anapali…
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    Comeback Momma

  • New Special K Snack Bars Provide All Day Options for Healthy Snacks

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you are a busy mom like me, it can be hard to find the time for a healthy snack. I’m always running around between schools, errands, carpools, sports and dance classes. In the midst of this chaos, I often have to eat on the go. I was excited to try the new Special K Snack Bars to see if they would fit the bill for my healthy snacking needs. The new flavors are really delicious. I love them all, but I think Berry Bliss and Salted Caramel Chocolate are my two favorites. I love that these bars provide healthy snack options for the entire day. The two berry flavors are great for…
  • Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Vacation travel and visiting family often involves a lengthy drive. We often need to travel at least 3 hours to our closest relative. Here are some family road trip survival tips: Safety First The most important thing before a road trip is to make sure your car is in good condition. This includes having the car checked at your local mechanic or gas station. Ensure that the oil and filter are changed; the tires are well inflated; and the windshield wipers are replaced (if needed). We were stuck in a rain storm a few years back and only THEN did we realize that our wipers should have been…
  • No Sugar Mini Banana Date Scones

    14 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    No Sugar Mini Banana Date Scones In my quest to reduce sugar from my diet, I am trying new recipes. I started this recipe as a no sugar muffin. Using whole wheat flour made for a denser consistency so I’m calling these mini-scones instead. They are terrific with a morning cup of coffee or tea. The sweetness of the banana and dates really make sugar an unnecessary additive. Just adding a bit of cinnamon made for a very tasty treat to satisfy my sweet tooth. Print No Sugar Banana Date Scone Recipe Author: Jenn of Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins…
  • Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Winter is such a great time to enjoy warm drinks and festive cocktails. The colder days of the year call for warm drinks and this recipe collection is filled with them. What are your favorites? I’ve included drinks like caramel apple cider, mulled wine, cranberry mojitos and many more. Enjoy! Check out Drinks and Cocktails to Warm Your Spirits for Winter by Jenn Mitchell at Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits The post Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • Gameband: The Perfect Gift For My Minecraft Super Fan

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Gameband: The Perfect Gift For My Minecraft Super Fan #GameOnTheGo #CollectiveBias Like millions of kids around the world, my kids love Minecraft. If you have not heard of Minecraft, it’s a video game that allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. My kids are both fans, but my son is a SUPER FAN! My son was absolutely THRILLED to give the new Gameband by Now Computing a try. We headed to our local GameStop to pick up our Gameband. At our GameStop, the…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • When Tight Hamstrings Aren’t What They Seem

    Kate Galliett
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    “I’d like you to reach down and touch your toes, however you can make that happen.” Kate folded over, reaching her fingers slowly downward, clearly straining as she did so. Eventually she reached the floor, but only because she had bent her knees to a great depth in order to do so. (this is actually the position Kate had to get into in order to touch the floor with her fingers) As she returned to standing, I asked her, “was that hard to do?” She nodded her head, grimacing as she was clearly aware of how sub-par her flexibility seemed to be. As a high school golfer, coming off two…
  • Savor It. Or Don’t.

    Kate Galliett
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    “Eat it slowly! You only get your 1st beignet once.” The lead character, a chef, said to his son as he dove into a plate of beignets while walking along the streets of New Orleans. That line hit me in the face, hard. I’m not even sure what happened for the next few minutes of the movie as that line tumbled over and over again in my head…my mind exploring it, evaluating it, examining it from every angle.   I was seeing things from a whole new vantage point. First experiences. You get a lot of 1st experiences in life, but you only get all of them once. They’re not all majestic…
  • 4 Key Concepts of Injury Prevention You’re Missing

    Kate Galliett
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    What does it mean to be unbreakable? Does having an ‘unbreakable body’ mean you have a rock solid suit of armor for a body, a la IronMan? Does it mean having an impenetrable fortress (or ‘fort’ for you males…that’s how those words work right?) for a body? Does being unbreakable mean that you are impervious to life, gravity, and the 9-to-5 grind on your body? IronMan is a badass and all, but the answer here is a resounding NOPE. Let me explain. When we’re building a body that is durable, strong, capable of handling modern-day living, and whatever workouts and lifestyle-play…
  • What The Journey To Becoming Unbreakable Looks Like

    Kate Galliett
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    She was referred in by one of my long-time athletes. An active triathlete (albeit much less so these days due to all the pain and injuries that were cropping up), she had heard enough about my work with local endurance athletes & the positive results they were getting, and wanted to check it out herself. What could it hurt right? She’d tried everything else – massage, orthotics, changes in running shoes, in bike fit, in running style, in race distance – and still her feet and knees were hurting her. It had gotten to the point that she was in real pain & she was concerned…
  • 33 Things You Can Do When Aches & Pains Aren’t Holding You Back

    Kate Galliett
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    The most boring and frustrating thing on the planet is being in pain. Suffering from stiffness and deep aches in your joints, feeling like you’re trapped in your own skin…bleh. (my friends Jessi & Hunter were feeling no pain when they did that double bridge in that pic that’s for sure) But what if you didn’t have to deal with that kind of pain? What would you do if you weren’t acutely aware of much your feet hurt? Have you thought about what you could do if you knew your back would hold up? Maybe it was the mountain air getting to my brain, maybe it was all the…
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  • Can we please not talk about gratitude today? Thank you.

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

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

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

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Although your art may never dwell in the fleeting glow of the public eye, though your photography may not warm the halls of fine art galleries, nor your paintings decorate the halls of mansions, though your jewelery might not drape the necks of Hollywood starlets, create them anyway. Though the words and sentences and paragraphs and pages in your notebook may never attract a publisher’s eye, never be bound into a book held in the hands of millions, write them anyway. Write, paint, craft and build, falling into the creative vortex with all of your focus, your attention, your soul. …
  • The Dangerous Viper that Lurks Behind Ignoring Your No

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Did you know that Iceland is considered the heart chakra of the earth?  It’s interesting to ponder that we usually attribute warmth to the heart – love, affection, passion, fire – but the organ of our affection is also capable of its opposite, ice. I fell in love with the raw Icelandic countryside, acres of lava fields draped in the most downy moss you’ll ever caress and austere mountains rising sharply out of a treeless tundra snaked with rivers.  There is something untamed in this wild place where man and nature teeter on a delicate equilibrium for survival. The…
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    Elite FTS

  • Got No Time? Got No Money?

    David Allen
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    I work in several different forms of the service-based fitness industry. I own a gym, I personal train, and I do online training and nutrition for clients. While each has its different nuances, I actually sell the same product in three different ways. What is that product? Fitness? Health? Strength? No, that product is time. I sell time because it is the most valuable, non-renewable asset that exists. In this article, I will explain why time is the greatest asset as well and fill you in on the two greatest lies that you continue to tell yourself day in and day out. The First Greatest Lie Time…
  • Dynamic Squat, First Bodybuilding Diet, and Effort

    Team elitefts
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Dynamic Squat Cycles by Dave Tate from the 2011 Programs That Work ebook The Dynamic Effort (DE) method is used to train the squat, bench press and deadlift. The DE method is defined as lifting a non-maximal load with the greatest speed possible. This is often called compensatory acceleration. It means you must apply as much force as possible to the barbell. The best way to explain this is to lower the barbell quickly (but under control) and press with as much force as possible. The weight used should be around 50 to 70 percent of your max. In the book Supertraining, Siff and Verkershonsky…
  • Increase Work Capacity (without Losing Strength)

    Chris Duffin
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The following program is built to rapidly grow one’s work capacity while maintaining strength. There will still be gains in strength at this time but the goal is to make substantial gains in work capacity without sacrificing strength, as often happens. It may take a full cycle to ramp up to where you are able to work at full capacity as written in the Week 1-3 phase. To do this, use smaller loads on the prowler, grappler, swings, or reps on the rope so that you can complete the entire HIIT session. Then over the first three weeks of the cycle, ramp these loads up as your capacity…
  • WATCH: Team Session of Heavy Squats and Pulls

    Josh Goedker
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    The history books of elitefts tell a story of many years of experienced lifters building up newcomers in the sport. This is the basic premise of Live, Learn, Pass On — to use your own knowledge to benefit those with less experience. This rule exists within the team’s internal relations, too. Few things demonstrate this better than the Underground Strength Sessions, when the legends and immortal lifters like Brian Schwab, Steve Goggins, and Ano Turtiainen lift alongside fresh faces like Casey Williams, Joe Schillero, and Marshall Johnson. Related Articles WATCH: Advanced Programming…
  • Marriage and Muscle

    Mark Dugdale
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
    Following up on last month’s article “Commitment for Bodybuilding” in which I touched upon the often eerie similarities between the elements of a healthy marriage and progress in the gym, I hope to offer practical advice for achieving satisfaction in both. Previously, I stated that there is no neutral gear in marriage or bodybuilding in which to coast without eventually backsliding. In this article, I’ll touch upon sensible ways to avoid hitting autopilot and ensuring intentionality. Last time, I said that ultimate freedom dwells in restrictions. The right restrictions,…
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Keeping it Real This Holiday Season Ep 120

    Brian Duncan
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez introduces the 4 Keys to Real Fitness Coaching Club and asks you to keep it real this holiday season. In this video: The 4 Keys to Real Fitness eBook is FREE. Join the Mailing List. Observe the 80/20 Rule. The 4 Keys to Real Fitness Coaching Club! holiday, christmas, thanksgiving, season, yule, personal trainer, party, food, treat, 80/20 rule, health, eat, eating, snack The post Keeping it Real This Holiday Season Ep 120 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Introducing the 4 Keys to Real Fitness Coaching Club

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    Diets don’t work. I say this often because I know from experience. It started with watching my mother trying to lose weight by eating Figurines or following the T-Factor diet. It became my own story in my late teens and early 20s as I religiously avoided foods with fat and sweated it out with my Susan Powter aerobics video. When that didn’t work, I would starve myself during the day only to buckle at night when I was tired, lonely and depressed. Now I see the proof in clients who come to me feeling hopeless because they have tried everything. They have starved and punished their bodies…
  • One-Minute Holiday Stress Busters

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Despite your best efforts to keep things simple it’s hard to avoid stress this time of year. Not only are you doing all the normal stuff that stresses you out (like the never ending laundry pile and two hour long staff meetings) but you also have to juggle the holiday party invitations, gift shopping and school programs on top of it. Keeping your fitness real at Christmas time is not just about being smart with your workout time. You also need quick ways to diffuse the tension before Christmas dinner with your in-laws or before braving the crowds to take the kids to see Santa. You can take…
  • The Goal of What I Ate Wednesday

    Pamela Hernandez
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    WIAW It stands for What I Ate Wednesday. I am not sure who started it or when. When I first encountered it, via blog posts from fellow FitFluential members, my first question was not what but WHY? I do get asked what I eat a lot. I’ve shared an average day in the past on the blog without much fan fare. I don’t find what I eat especially complicated although I do understand it is different than the Standard American Diet. That, I suppose, is what makes people so curious. If you don’t eat meat, then what do you eat? If you do eat out for lunch what do you order? What if you don’t have…
  • Your Keeping It Real Holiday Fitness Plan

    Pamela Hernandez
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    I am striving for simplicity during the holidays this year. With each year I worry less and less about the shimmering objects, baking SPECIAL HEALTHY cookies for the cookie party or watching EVERY version of A Christmas Carol. (Although I have to watch Scrooged. Christmas just won’t happen without it.) I try to make it about focusing on time spent with family and friends, giving back and being grateful for all the good things that have happened in my life over the past year. The 4 Keys to Real Fitness I want to help my clients (and YOU) keep things simple this holiday season too. I know…
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    Living Smart Girl

  • 23 Tea and Coffee Healthy Alternatives

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    23 tea and coffee healthy alternatives Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free… whether you have strict dietary restrictions or are trying to improve your eating habits, it isn’t always easy to completely exclude food and beverages that you truly enjoy savoring.  Many of us need that energy boost provided by caffeine and have tried to find better options to the usual coffee with sugar and creamer.  Lucky for you, I have found 23 tea and coffee healthy alternatives and I am sharing them with you today!  Which one are you going to try first? Dirty Chai Flu survival tea The cold…
  • Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up

    Sheila Thomas
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    Related PostsFun Giveaway Link UpFall Giveaway Link Up Fall Giveaway Link UpWeekend Giveaway Link Up – July 26Weekend Giveaway Link Up – August 2ndWeekend Giveaway Link Up – July 19 The post Fun Friday Giveaway Link Up appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
  • Shopping for Health and Fitness Gifts

    Sheila Thomas
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    We are right in the heart of Christmas season and around peeking around the corner is the New Year. The New Year is a time for self-reflection on the years’ past and resolutions on how to repent and move forward in the coming year to better ourselves, both mind, body, and soul. The most popular New Year’s resolution is to get fit and lose weight; so, in the spirit of helping your loved ones reach their goals, why not give the fit of health and fitness this Christmas season.   Our culture goes through shifts every now and then in terms of what is popular and “trending.” Different…
  • Fitness Tips For The Holidays

    Sheila Thomas
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fitness Tips For The Holidays #fitnesstips The holidays are approaching quickly and many people don’t want to derail their fitness and progress over a few celebratory months. Although it may be tempting to cheat on your healthy eating and push aside your fitness, it’s important to stay on track. These fitness tips for the holidays will keep you going all year long and if you follow them closely, you’ll be able to keep celebrating your success instead of starting over at New Year’s! 1. Make time to work out, even if it’s at home. Often times, people travel during…
  • Great Holiday Gift Selection at Best Buy

    Sheila Thomas
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Disclosure ~ The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  @BestBuy #HintingSeason @Xbox, @TomTomUSA and @Garmin Best Buy is busier than ever being regarded as one of the best Holiday Shopping Destinations of the season. They have an incredible selection of everything technology related and the best part is they carry all the new stuff! Visiting a Best Buy store when you’re a technology buff is much like a kid in the candy store. Playing with demos to get a feel for new devices is always fun.
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Success Outside Your Goals

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

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

    6 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    I tackle the often misunderstood concept of “Strength and Size” in my latest article on Getting stronger doesn’t have to mean getting bigger.
  • The Benefits of Off-Season Weight Training

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Learn how to maximize your time away from the pool for better performances when you dive back in my latest post on
  • Training Intensity

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Focusing on three areas of training and intensity for swimming improvement is the topic of my latest post on
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  • Siubhan’s Choc Avocado Mousse

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

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

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

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

    Siubhan McKenzie
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:42 am
    These are delicious. Give them a go and let us know your thoughts! Ingredients 2 Tbsp spelt flour 2 Tbsp almond meal 3 Tbsp protein powder 1/2 Tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1/2 Tsp chia seeds 1 Tbsp shredded coconut 1 Egg 2-4 Tbsp almond milk Directions Combine all dry ingredients into a bowl. Then add wet ingredients (start with 2 tbsp of almond milk and add accordingly. it will generally depend on the consistency of the protein powder as each is different) and stir together. Heat a pan and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Pour tbsp of batter to form each pancake. Once the batter starts…
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    Girl Heroes

  • My Faithful Companion: Sugar Addiction

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:14 am
    Maybe because it was my last stop for the day or maybe it was because I’m absent minded by nature but the other evening I found myself standing in the frozen food aisle of Trader Joe’s utterly confused. I had stopped to pick up a few things for the next day’s dinner. We were having friends over and I wanted it to be special. I had grabbed some lemons, an eggplant, and a potted basil plant that swayed when I pushed the cart. Near the back corner of the store the demo station was winding down for the night but left on the counter in miniature paper cups were slices of dinner rolls. I…
  • We did it!!! (And I even managed a few workouts.)

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We did it! We drove from Key West to Alaska! When we started out I had all these grand intentions of working out in amazing locations. As it turned out we were moving very fast because I was on a writing schedule for Go RVing and winter was (is) on our heels so we couldn’t dawdle. It’s not the easiest thing to fit in workouts or get motivated while traveling in an RV full time but add in a baby, 1000s of miles under our tires in a matter of weeks, travel planning,  sightseeing, normal family stuff, writing deadlines and fitting in workouts becomes even more challenging. It was…
  • Kettlebells and Canada

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Hi there! I haven’t disappeared on the Alaska Highway. We are still making our way up to Alaska from Key West, FL. It’s kinda crazy traveling with an infant and keeping up with our big boys. This is going to be one memorable adventure. I can’t believe how much we’ve seen the last two months. Between caring for my family and all the traveling I haven’t had much time to write but I’m still documenting our journey at  Go RVing. Last week, I decided it was time to FINALLY pull out the kettlebells and pull-up bar. Thing 3 is 13 weeks old and I felt like my body…
  • Girl Hero Brandi

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

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

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Gestational diabetes affects about 4% or all pregnant women.The cause of gestational diabetes is unknown all though there are some clues. Gestational diabetes starts when your body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Without enough insulin, glucose cannot leave the blood and be changed in to energy. Now although you cannot prevent gestational diabetes, it would help if you stay at a good weight during pregnancy and if you do end up with gestational diabetes you can follow doctor’s orders for a special meal plan and scheduled physical activity.Your doctor most…
  • Type 2 Diabetes

    19 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Keeping it Real This Holiday Season Ep 120

    Brian Duncan
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez introduces the 4 Keys to Real Fitness Coaching Club and asks you to keep it real this holiday season. In this video: The 4 Keys to Real Fitness eBook is FREE. Join the Mailing List. Observe the 80/20 Rule. The 4 Keys to Real Fitness Coaching Club! holiday, christmas, thanksgiving, season, yule, personal trainer, party, food, treat, 80/20 rule, health, eat, eating, snack The post Keeping it Real This Holiday Season Ep 120 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Introducing the 4 Keys to Real Fitness Coaching Club

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    Diets don’t work. I say this often because I know from experience. It started with watching my mother trying to lose weight by eating Figurines or following the T-Factor diet. It became my own story in my late teens and early 20s as I religiously avoided foods with fat and sweated it out with my Susan Powter aerobics video. When that didn’t work, I would starve myself during the day only to buckle at night when I was tired, lonely and depressed. Now I see the proof in clients who come to me feeling hopeless because they have tried everything. They have starved and punished their bodies…
  • One-Minute Holiday Stress Busters

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Despite your best efforts to keep things simple it’s hard to avoid stress this time of year. Not only are you doing all the normal stuff that stresses you out (like the never ending laundry pile and two hour long staff meetings) but you also have to juggle the holiday party invitations, gift shopping and school programs on top of it. Keeping your fitness real at Christmas time is not just about being smart with your workout time. You also need quick ways to diffuse the tension before Christmas dinner with your in-laws or before braving the crowds to take the kids to see Santa. You can take…
  • The Goal of What I Ate Wednesday

    Pamela Hernandez
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    WIAW It stands for What I Ate Wednesday. I am not sure who started it or when. When I first encountered it, via blog posts from fellow FitFluential members, my first question was not what but WHY? I do get asked what I eat a lot. I’ve shared an average day in the past on the blog without much fan fare. I don’t find what I eat especially complicated although I do understand it is different than the Standard American Diet. That, I suppose, is what makes people so curious. If you don’t eat meat, then what do you eat? If you do eat out for lunch what do you order? What if you don’t have…
  • Your Keeping It Real Holiday Fitness Plan

    Pamela Hernandez
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    I am striving for simplicity during the holidays this year. With each year I worry less and less about the shimmering objects, baking SPECIAL HEALTHY cookies for the cookie party or watching EVERY version of A Christmas Carol. (Although I have to watch Scrooged. Christmas just won’t happen without it.) I try to make it about focusing on time spent with family and friends, giving back and being grateful for all the good things that have happened in my life over the past year. The 4 Keys to Real Fitness I want to help my clients (and YOU) keep things simple this holiday season too. I know…
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    Comeback Momma

  • New Special K Snack Bars Provide All Day Options for Healthy Snacks

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    If you are a busy mom like me, it can be hard to find the time for a healthy snack. I’m always running around between schools, errands, carpools, sports and dance classes. In the midst of this chaos, I often have to eat on the go. I was excited to try the new Special K Snack Bars to see if they would fit the bill for my healthy snacking needs. The new flavors are really delicious. I love them all, but I think Berry Bliss and Salted Caramel Chocolate are my two favorites. I love that these bars provide healthy snack options for the entire day. The two berry flavors are great for…
  • Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Vacation travel and visiting family often involves a lengthy drive. We often need to travel at least 3 hours to our closest relative. Here are some family road trip survival tips: Safety First The most important thing before a road trip is to make sure your car is in good condition. This includes having the car checked at your local mechanic or gas station. Ensure that the oil and filter are changed; the tires are well inflated; and the windshield wipers are replaced (if needed). We were stuck in a rain storm a few years back and only THEN did we realize that our wipers should have been…
  • No Sugar Mini Banana Date Scones

    14 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    No Sugar Mini Banana Date Scones In my quest to reduce sugar from my diet, I am trying new recipes. I started this recipe as a no sugar muffin. Using whole wheat flour made for a denser consistency so I’m calling these mini-scones instead. They are terrific with a morning cup of coffee or tea. The sweetness of the banana and dates really make sugar an unnecessary additive. Just adding a bit of cinnamon made for a very tasty treat to satisfy my sweet tooth. Print No Sugar Banana Date Scone Recipe Author: Jenn of Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  20 mins…
  • Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Winter is such a great time to enjoy warm drinks and festive cocktails. The colder days of the year call for warm drinks and this recipe collection is filled with them. What are your favorites? I’ve included drinks like caramel apple cider, mulled wine, cranberry mojitos and many more. Enjoy! Check out Drinks and Cocktails to Warm Your Spirits for Winter by Jenn Mitchell at Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits The post Winter Cocktails and Drinks to Warm Your Spirits appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • Gameband: The Perfect Gift For My Minecraft Super Fan

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Gameband: The Perfect Gift For My Minecraft Super Fan #GameOnTheGo #CollectiveBias Like millions of kids around the world, my kids love Minecraft. If you have not heard of Minecraft, it’s a video game that allows players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. My kids are both fans, but my son is a SUPER FAN! My son was absolutely THRILLED to give the new Gameband by Now Computing a try. We headed to our local GameStop to pick up our Gameband. At our GameStop, the…
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    All Things Gym

  • Tian Tao 255kg x2 Squat Almaty 2014 Worlds Training Hall

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Here are some Squats by 20 year old Tian Tao (85kg) from the 2014 Worlds Training Hall. 255kg x2. (He has done 280kg in training) He did this 6 days before he competed at the 85kg session, were he finished in sixth place. (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) More from Tian Tao: His 218kg Junior World Record Clean & Jerk at the 2014 Asian Games. Here is his 225kg Squat Souble which he did a couple of minutes before the 255kg. Tian Tao 255kg x2 Squat Almaty 2014 Worlds Training Hall is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Barbell Shrugged at Eleiko Headquarters in Sweden

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    The Barbell Shrugged guys traveled to Sweden and visited the Eleiko headquarters. First they talk with Eleiko CEO Erik Blomberg and later with Anders Lindsjö. Notes company was started in 1927 produced waffle irons and toasters in the beginning Eleiko in Swedish stands for “Electrical Installation Limited Company” First barbell was developed in 1957, quality steel differentiated it first company to be certified by the IWF Steel from northern Sweden 215 000 PSI (Pound per Square Inch) steel for competition bars bars have hard surface, soft(er) inner part knurling is pressed into…
  • Dmitry Berestov & Dmitry Klokov Training Session in Chekhov *Translation Added*

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    Earlier this week Dmitry Klokov and Dmitry Berestov had a little private training session in the national training center in Chekhov. They are not going too heavy (170kg pause Snatch though), but it’s nice to see a tour of the facility (click here for a tour of David Rigert’s Weightlifting Academy in Taganrog). Update: Read the translation by Sergiy Turchyn below. Lots of interesting things in there! Translation Dmitry arrived to Chekhov to film something with Dmitry Berestov for another project. A lot has changed since he was here for the last time. Chehkov facility tour: 1:15…
  • Kim Tuan Thach Profile (Jr Snatch World Record Holder)

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Rarely do you ever hear or see something about Vietnamese lifters. So here is a profile on the 56kg Worlds Silver Medalist and Junior Snatch World Record Holder – Kim Tuan Thach. Thanks to reader Minh for the translation below. Translation [0:40] MC introduces Thach Kim Tuan, who shined in SEA GAMES 2013. He then introduces Ms Vietnam 2013 as a guest. I don’t feel like translating the next segment, since it’s more about her [5:10] It shows the “Athletic Training Center Phu Tho”. This is the training center for national WL athletes in Ho Chi Minh city. 7 years…
  • Deng Wei 142kg Clean & Jerk Almaty 2014 World Championships

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Here is Deng Wei‘s 142kg Clean & Jerk from the Almaty 2014 World Championships that won her the 63kg category. (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) She had a rough start into the competition, missing her first Snatch attempts at 110k (dropping it forward). In the press conference the 21 year old, who started weightlifting at age 10, said that she very nervous before the 3rd attempt. Luckily she made it and stayed in contention for the overall title. Remember that at last year’s worlds she bombed in the Clean & Jerk (then 58kg). In the Clean & Jerk she…
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  • The Future of Fitness : Health & Fitness Predictions for 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Batou (Ghost in the Shell).We've looked at the possible future of both health & fitness many times over the years - Workout Clothing, Virtual Training Partners, various medical discoveries and of course the Gymchats. Particularly #224. It's time once again to peek into the near-term future. Here are just a few of the health & fitness-related things I think we're likely to see over the next year or so. Far more discussion & research surrounding the potential of 'smart fabrics'; with the idea of creating clothing (for everyday use - not just in workouts) to monitor/record/share various types of…
  • Looking At : Dec 14, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites. A Compact, $10 Spectrometer : We've talked a great deal about the various ways to understand/record/measure what we eat, and this device promises to do just that. NanoLambda's 'Spectrum Sensor'. The Oto Home ('Phone-Based Otoscope) : The first part of a 'smartphone-enabled digital first aid kit' : an Otoscope (for assessing the ears). Stretchable, Conductive 'Prosthetic Skin' : Incredible. Over to Dae-Hyeong Kim.
  • Gymchat 268 - Bulking on a Budget (Adam Klymkiw)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    Adam Klymkiw.How do you pack on a bit of mass without spending a lot of money? Is it realistic to do so, and to what extent? This week we'll be examining this area in detail; looking at what to get, when, why and how much it's all going to cost. Tackling it is Personal Trainer Adam Klymkiw, joined by Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Adam and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat and leave a comment or jump in the Hangout and ask it directly. And…
  • Periodization Training for Sports (3rd Edition)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:36 am
    Periodization Training for Sports.This looks great. Although it's not out until early in the new year (Jan 15), the third edition of Tudor Bompa/Carlo Buzzichelli's Periodization Training for Sports promises to be a fantastic read. From the Amazon page : In this new edition of Periodization Training for Sports, Bompa teams with strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli to demonstrate how to use periodized workouts to peak at optimal times by manipulating strength training variables through six training phases (anatomical adaptation, hypertrophy, maximum strength, conversion to…
  • Looking At : Dec 7, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:51 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. Fabrics that Transmit Biomedical Data : This is a fascinating area (and one which certainly looks set to become very big indeed) - the use of 'smart fabrics' which can monitor/record/share various types of biometric data. Over to the journal Sensors. Recreating Stem Cells from Deceased Patients to Study Present-day Illnesses : The headline may sound a little weird, though it makes a lot of sense. Using blood samples…
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    Finding My Fitness

  • Enter My Christmas #4HB Giveaway – The 4 Hour Chef, PAGG, and Protein Powder!

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

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    photo by peasap, licensed under creative commons In the battle for a better body and better all-round health, diet and exercise are rightly considered two fundamental elements on which your success is based. But there’s another hugely important aspect which is often overlooked – getting a good nights sleep. Proper rest should be considered at least as valuable as diet and exercise, as there’s some hugely important things that happen to your body while you rest that can make a massive difference to your health and fitness. The Science of Sleep Working out, either by lifting weights…
  • Planning Your Success To Be Fit

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:20 am
    This is a guest post by Charlie Redants of We want everything: a perfect body, a challenging job, a great love life, and time for recreation and entertainment. How do you manage all these wants in a twenty-four time period? You have to make choices and prioritize your needs. If you had the time you might spend two hours a day in the gym. But you do not have the time. So you need to be honest with yourself and figure out how much time you can spend each week training your body. After you have made that choice, do not feel guilty about it. With your fitness goals it is much…
  • Chili Recipes: Fortified Bean Chili

    6 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Who else loves chili? Over on the Facebook group, I asked for some chili recipes. Then somehow folks on Twitter started posting them. I spied a photo by @willadam and asked if he’d be willing to share the recipe. As you can see, he obliged! Chili – the supermeal The Mrs. and I are trying to make a chili at least every couple weeks. It’s easy, packed with amazing nutrition, and when you make it yourself you know exactly what goes in it. There are so many varieties, I doubt we’ll run out of them soon. So here’s the recipe Will sent me. I’m certain…
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    Exercise and Nutrition Tips » Exercise and Nutrition Tips

  • Tips On How To Speed Up Your Metabolism

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

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

    16 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Pain In The Back of Knee If you are suffering from posterior knee pain, which is back of knee pain, it can be caused from several different factors. This type of pain can gradually develop which may be an indication that there is a problem with some part of the knee. If there is an injury that has occurred, then the pain will develop suddenly. In some cases, people will have the feeling of an achy back of the knee pain, while others could find restrictions in the movement of their knee due to a sharp pain or from swelling. I have put together a small collection of articles and videos to…
  • What Are The Risks With Protein Deficiency

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Protein Deficiency Risks If your are not eating enough protein and have a protein deficiency then you are not only missing out on the health benefits but you may also be doing some damage to your overall health. In this post I will be looking deeper at some of the affects a lack of protein can have and list the main five risks of protein deficiency. 1. Retaining Fluid Having enough protein can help balance the fluid in your body. Not taking in enough protein can interfere with keeping this fluid balance and lead to fluid retention. Retaining fluid can lead to the swelling of your stomach,…
  • Just What Is CrossFit Fitness?

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    CrossFit, What is It? I am sure by now you have heard about CrossFit, the type of fitness training developed in 2000 by Lauren Jenai and Greg Glassman. Since its beginning, the huge following of CrossFit has lead to the opening of over 10,000 CrossFit gyms all over the world. This post will help give you a basic understanding of CrossFit and give you an idea if this is something you would want to try. The Basics of CrossFit One of the things Crossfit aims to achieve is an improvement to your fitness levels in multiple areas. It improves your cardiovascular fitness, speed, agility,…
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    Fab Fit Squad

  • The Power of Consistency

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    I was a fitness competitor for nine years. I’ll be the first person to admit that when I was competing my off season consistency was a bit of a battle.  I would finish doing a show in June and wouldn’t compete again until the following April.  Here’s my dirty little secret.  I didn’t stay consistent.  It took me about two seasons of this consistent non-consistent merry go round for me to realize that if I was consistent with my off-season nutrition and workouts getting it together for a show wouldn’t be as hard. I mean my coach told this year in and year out, maybe she knew…
  • Boost Your Workouts and Nutrition With Protein Powder Smoothies

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the most important aspects of living a healthy lifestyle is diet. Jack Lalane’s famous quote is exercise is king and nutrition is queen. If you ant to make gains in your physique and health, you must check your diet. Sound nutrition can help to increase our daily energy levels, fight disease, improve our health, and when paired with exercise will help us to achieve the best results. For most of us we typically get a lot of fats and carbs in our diet, we typically lack protein. Also, the body doesn’t store protein to draw on when it needs it, so it should be an important…
  • Reasons To Keep a Food Diary

    13 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I’m working with clients, most of them get the exercise part, but when it comes to food here is where most struggle. Here is where a food journal helps.  It’s help bring awareness to you as to what you are actually eating and to me as a coach it helps me to determine what you are eating, when and quantity. For most when they start journaling it is a very eye opening experience. Journaling doesn’t have to be complicated. You can simply use a notebook and pen to jot down the food you eat each day. Wanna go high tech? There are plenty of free online sites where you can…
  • Set Your Goal & Time-scale For Your Weight Loss Success

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you want to get fit, get healthy and lose weight it is always a good idea to have a plan in place. This will help you to monitor your progress so that you can see how well you are doing. A great way to do this is to have a specific goal in mind and a time-scale in which you want to achieve that goal. Your Goal Should Be Realistic One of the most important factors to success is working towards a goal that is achievable. With regards to losing weight, you want to pick a goal that is realistic. Now working out what is realistic is the difficult part. A great way to look at this is to think…
  • 3 Holiday Weight Loss Excuses to Avoid

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    When the holiday season begins to roll around it gets much easier to lose sight of your goals and stop working towards your diet, but that’s a huge mistake! Generally from mid October to mid January “the holidays” are whopping 2-3 months and that’s a whole quarter of the year. If you’re working hard to lose weight the rest of the year it’s a huge waste to throw it all away for just a few months of snacks. So many people end up gaining weight during the holidays and then when January comes around they find themselves further behind than they were before. It doesn’t feel…
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  • 500 Rep Baseball Strong Core Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    A strong core is important in many sports. This fact is unfortunately often overlooked. A strong core provides balance and stability to your entire body […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Minutes of All-Out Intermittent Exercise Improves Heart Health

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    Fitness researchers these days are doing an excellent job in trying to find ways to make us all exercise more efficiently. In a new study […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Is there a difference between Wild-Caught and Farm-Raised Fish?

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Learn how to make the best informed decision when choosing between wild-caught fish and farm-raised fish! Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • What do you bench? Strength Training 101: The Bench Press

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    This is an article from NF team member Staci. Ahhh, Monday.  Walk into the gym, look around, and there’s a good chance not a single bench will be open. National Bench Press Day. Every day. For many years now, bench press has been considered by many to be the most important exercise in the gym, so many people put the bench front and center in their training program, before all else. For the last 30-40 years, the bench press has become the universal lift for bros everywhere to determine out how strong someone truly is. How much do you bench? Do you even lift?? However, as popular as it…
  • How to Make Paleo Beef Stew

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    This is a post from NF Rebel Chef Noel. Hey Rebels! It’s been a while since we sat around the slow cooker and told harrowing tales of brave knights and powerful wizards. (What? Do you not do that when you use a crock pot?!) I think it’s just about time we had another slow cooking adventure, don’t you? The weather’s getting pretty chilly, at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere, so a low-maintenance beef stew will do just the trick. Coming home to a ready-to-eat dinner is one of the best feelings (and smells) in the world, like finding a treasure chest in…
  • Is Fruit Healthy For You?

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    Seriously, what’s the deal with fruit? It’s gotta be healthy. It’s natural, came out of the ground, off a vine, or fell out of a tree…which means Joe Caveman would have eaten them! But…it’s also often loaded with sugar. And sugar is bad news bears. So is fruit good for me? Bad for me? Somewhere in between? And is juice good? Because I like juice!  Welp, the answer is….it depends. Today we’re going to dig into the question “is fruit healthy?” give you the Nerd Fitness take. Plus, a video of a cat getting his head stuck in a box.
  • I Don’t Know What I’m Doing.

    8 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    I have a confession to make. It’s now been 6 years and 600+ published articles here on Nerd Fitness. I’ve spent the past twelve years of my life obsessed with health and fitness, muscle building and fat loss, and have even made it my sole life’s focus for the past three years. But here’s the truth: I don’t have this all figured out. Ok, true, I make my living helping people figure out how to live better lives. But anyone who tells you they have figured out all of life is full of it. Nobody has it figured out, not really. We’re all just working together with others and…
  • Fallen Off the Wagon? Today is National Respawn Day.

    2 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    Be honest, you probably stuffed your face (multiple times!) over the past week.  Or maybe it’s been weeks and weeks of falling off the health wagon. The holidays are often a perfect storm of chaos that can knock off us our footing when it comes to getting fit. Maybe you made a declaration to friends earlier this year that THIS TIME was going to be different, and you’re afraid to tell them that you’re gonna try again. Maybe you posted on the Nerd Fitness message boards with all the motivation in the world, and you’re afraid to come back and say that you have to…
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    Zen to Fitness

  • The Aromatherapeutic Garden

    Healing Hands
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    What better way to receive the aromatherapeutic effects of herbs, flowers, trees and grasses than directly as nature intended? Even moist earth smells wonderful, especially during hot weather, when the first summer rains fall on the parched meadows causing the soil to release its enigmatic fragrance. Then there is the scent of honeysuckle heavy on […]
  • The Aromatic Pet

    Healing Hands
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    In Elizabethan times, the best perfumes would make one smell ‘as sweet as any lady’s dog’. Contrary to what you may be thinking, this was never said in jest. Indeed, the animal would have costly aromatics rubbed into its coat before being carried around by its owner when making social calls. Judging by the soporific […]
  • Home Sweet Home – Essential Oils in Your House

    Healing Hands
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Although essential oils are potent antiseptics, most are too expensive for the average homemaker to use freely for such purposes as one would normally use household disinfectant, so the best way to ensure that your home is fragrant and germ free is to make good use of the vaporiser. However, there are several other ways […]
  • How To Build Quality Muscle Through Burpees With a Push-Up Superset

    Fitness Freak
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Nowadays a lot of people are committed to stay fit and to look their best but it isn’t an easy goal. You have to devote a lot of time to it, and time has become one of the most expensive commodities in this busy world of ours so we have no choice but to plan […]
  • How the Reformer Can Open and Tighten Your Hips

    Fitness Freak
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    To many people today the dream of firm, perfectly toned and supple hips remains just that: a dream. Firming up the muscles of the hips is a never ending battle, and sadly, a losing battle, especially for most women. I have seen women with good upper bodies and good legs but with hips that are […]
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    The Glowing Edge

  • 8 Rules of Amateur Boxing You Didn’t Know

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    So you think you know the rules of amateur boxing? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. Take a look at some of the most common mistakes I see and experience (and sometimes make, myself) on a regular basis. 1. It’s not called a fight (Although I call it that sometimes.) Only professional fights are called fights. In order to distinguish between pro and amateur events, the amateur events are called bouts or matches. You might hear me say it here on my personal private little cave, but when I’m in my black and whites you’ll never hear me slip. I might accidentally say it, but…
  • The 100 Rounds of Sparring Rule

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    How many rounds of sparring should you have before you enter your first amateur boxing competition? I love this question, and coaches enjoy arguing about it. We’re naturally argumentative. We’ll punch you, if needed. Seriously. If you make the transition from boxing fitness to sparring, you’re almost always going to be asking yourself the question “Should I compete?” And if you decide to compete, how do you know when you’re ready? Is there a physical bar? Is it about conditioning, or skills? Or is it primarily mental? A mix of both? One view: Get in…
  • How to Wrap Your Hands for Boxing Competition

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    When you’re training for boxing, you’ll probably wear regular boxing wraps or gel gloves underneath your boxing gloves for protection and support. When you compete under the USA Boxing sanction, the rules on what you can use to wrap your hands, and how you must wrap them, are very specific. Ringside did a particularly good video on this, and it’s well worth watching the entire 16 minute video (and there’s a funny treat at the end). It’s worth mentioning that they got the rules wrong about one thing. According to the most recent Competition Rulebook, which took…
  • How Amateur Boxing Matches are REALLY Made

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Getting a good amateur boxing match together is never, ever a blissfully effortless ride on the pugilistic merry-go-round. It’s the most complex, chaotic, and frequently emotional mess you ever did see. If all you ever do is show up to enjoy a local fight night it might look smooth, from the outside. But it absolutely isn’t. For the 4 to 6 hours prior to the doors opening at the average amateur boxing evening, there is more anarchy and disarray than a high school cafeteria lunch period on homecoming Friday with no teachers. (Sorry, did I just give you a flashback?) Here’s…
  • How to Pack Your Coach Bag for Amateur Boxing Events

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Since I’m usually officiating, I’m not the one who packs the gym bag to take our competitive boxing team to their events, but sometimes I pitch in to help the other coaches remember everything we need. And finally I wrote it all down, since that’s infinitely preferable to madly scrambling around at the last minute, trying to remember what all our boxing team will need once they get to the competitive arena. Btw, I searched the internet and didn’t find ANYTHING to help you pack your competition bag, so if you happen so see something, please link it in the comments.
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  • A fiber-rich diet can prevent diabetes and obesity

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

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

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

    16 Feb 2014 | 2:18 pm
    We all know that exercise is good for you, but many people still find excuses, like lack of time and energy. Maybe they even think they don’t need to exercise, because their metabolism is naturally fast and their body is fine. But it’s not all about how you look; it’s also about how you feel. . . . → Read More: Regular Exercise in Middle Age Protects Against Muscle Weakness Later in Life
  • 30 Minutes of Exercise as Good as an Hour for Weight Loss

    31 Jan 2014 | 7:18 pm
    A new study finds that a half hour workout works just as well as an hour of exercise to help overweight men shed pounds. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen conducted a study on 60 moderately overweight Danish men to test how much exercise was needed to kick-start weight loss. They had a third . . . → Read More: 30 Minutes of Exercise as Good as an Hour for Weight Loss
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  • Stand Don’t Sit, But For A Whole Month?

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

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

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

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

    8 Dec 2014 | 10:21 pm
    What a difference a year can make? It is the beginning of a new year many use the new year to start new habits. Why not make it healthy habits. Follow the steps of the this one year fitness plan below to make next year a new year for health. One year fitness plan Month 1-2 See a doctor. Get a full check up. Talk about your goals. See a nutritionist/dietician. Talk about your goals. Start walking 20 minutes 3 times per week, making it a habit. Weigh/take picture for motivation. Replace sugary beverages with 100% fruit juices. Begin a healthy eating habit as set out by nutritionist Month 3-4…
  • Exercise Twice A Day

    2 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
    Is Exercise Twice a Day Beneficial? Could the “more is better” reasoning be applied to our exercise routine? If it is done properly the answer is yes. There are merits for exercising twice a day. Many exercise twice a day for weight loss, others for building muscle, and a person is training for a certain competition. Exercising twice a day can also help those who are busy and have a hectic schedule. That may sound very contradictory at first because it sounds like we are spend twice as much time exercising. However that is not the case. When most people exercise at a gym it typically…
  • Health Benefits of Ginger

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    One of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes is ginger. It can add a little zing to the dish as well act as a preservative. Ginger is used in many stir fries and soups. In some dishes it is added whole and just left to increase the flavor without eating it. One dish is the Thai dish of Tom Yum Guy. Many who first eat it fall in love with the flavor. However, many fail to realize there are whole parts of ginger in it. If a person bites into a piece it is very strong. But once realized it is just there to add flavor and not to be eaten, the soup is very enjoyable. With so much ginger used…
  • How Much Exercise is Required to Burn off This?

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
    How Much Exercise is Required to Burn off This? There is a popular ice cream bar in the USA called the Klondike. The advertisement was “What would you do for a Klondike bar?” It would show people doing various things that people would not normally do for some ice cream. I must admit I love their peppermint chocolate bar. However, the point is to show how their reward of an ice cream bar far outweighed any displeasure to get it. We all have things that we enjoy, crave, or even need and are willing to go through a certain amount of “discomfort” to get them. That is why we work. We need…

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    YOU CAN LEARN TO LOVE A MORNING WORKOUT There is a very good reason for you to rise and grind, there are many ways you can use to make your habit stick. There is also a very good reason the word “routine” often follows the word ” exercise”. When it comes to your own fitness, you are a creature of habit. However, there is enough research that supports the idea that your body can reap maximum benefits from change. In addition, you can accept change by training yourself. You not necessarily have to be Cardio-phobic or Yoga-averse. You can learn to love a morning workout…
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  • I’m on the team: Nuun Ambassador 2015

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    I’m very excited that I was accepted as Nuun Ambassador for next year! I started using Nuun a few years ago when I someone gave me some to add to my water to help rehydrate after a race I had done. If you aren’t familiar with Nuun- they are these drink tabs that you add to water that enhance it with electrolytes to help keep you hydrated. They don’t have all the additives or high sugar content like Gatorade or other sports/energy drinks.  That’s what I liked about them to begin with – they don’t have all of that crap added to it. I also like that the…
  • Heads Up: Website Updates

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    I’m having some minor issues with my website that we are working through. So please bear with me as the layout may be wonky until we fix the situation!  
  • Happy Hanukkah 2014

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:07 pm
    And I know you all want to see Hanukkah memes… Hanukkah 2014: All the Chanukkah Memes You Need to See 
  • Corporate America: The Crap They Eat

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:46 pm
    I appreciate a free lunch like anyone else out there – but when you make healthy eating a priority, a free lunch doesn’t really mean much. A few weeks ago, I was attending an in-house two day training session for work. Apparently, my company provides lunch when all day training is scheduled.  Being new, I didn’t know that – and because I am used to being a ‘picky’ eater, I am perfectly fine providing my own lunch – no issue at all. Before arriving on my first day of training, I stopped off at Wegmans and picked up a salad. Lunch was provided for the rest of the group and…
  • Wreaths Across America: Not All Family Events Go As Planned

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Wanting to give back this holiday season and also get my kids out of the house, out of their normal weekend routine, I made plans to head into DC to participate in the Wreaths Across America event at Arlington National Cemetery. The plan was to meet up with my friends Pam and Foxy at 815 at ANC and start spreading the joy. Well, like I have said before life is all about surprises and learning how to be comfortable when uncomfortable things arise… The kids got up well for once and although we hit the road a bit late, we were on our way. As we traveled down the street that led directly to the…
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  • Top 10 Fitness & Nutrition Posts of 2014

    Heather Blackmon
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    As we get closer to the end of the year, I appreciate the chance to look back and reflect on the year. It’s a great chance to see what you like most, which usually happens to be some of my favorites. Today I’m focusing in on those that fall under the fitness & nutrition topics. Come back on Monday to see the top 10 recipes. This list was created by reviewing the stats from 2014. I chose the top posts from this year, which have the highest total pageviews from January through today. Whether you’re new to the blog, missed it the first time around, or would like to take a…
  • 12 Things I Love About Christmas

    Heather Blackmon
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m feeling very in the Christmas spirit these days! Last year’s season feeling too short, since we went on vacation before Christmas . That makes year feels particularly wonderful! My early start to planning (thanks to my Christmas Checklist) has helped prevent the last-minute scramble and I’m enjoying every minute. So why am I so crazy about Christmas I’m glad you asked! Because today I’m going to share 12 things that I love about Christmas. If you’re not already feeling merry & bright, I hope this will help inspire some festive feelings. 12 Things I Love About Christmas…
  • Best Subscription Boxes [Gift Ideas!]

    Heather Blackmon
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    With Christmas getting closer every day,  There have already been so many wonderful gift list ideas shared (like my fitness gift list).  Today I wanted to share something a little different. If you’re still trying to figure out what to give that special someone in your life, a subscription box is a great way to share a gift that keeps coming after Christmas morning. Or maybe this is one of those things that you buy for yourself? All the items I’m featuring are subscription boxes I personally get each month (or have bought for a friend) and absolutely love! The cheese of the…
  • Fitness Gift List for Christmas

    Heather Blackmon
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The countdown is on, with less than 2 weeks until Christmas Day! Are you finished shopping yet? Don’t worry, I’m not either. Although I’m happy to report I’m getting close! My goal is always to be 80% done before Thanksgiving and I accomplished that this year. There are a few names on my list I purposely save until a little later in the month, so I can give a little extra time to find the perfect gift. Last year I didn’t buy Kirk’s present until a week before, because I wasn’t quite sure until then. To help you check a few more names off your own…
  • Countdown to Christmas Cocktails

    Heather Blackmon
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    As much as I love food, it’s common knowledge that drinks are my weakness. Amazing wines and creative cocktails are my favorite treats, especially around the holidays. There are certain flavors and smells that are part of Christmas for me. And hey, everyone can celebrate and enjoy a cocktail every once in a while. Disclaimer: Slideshow collection sponsored by Foodie via Mode Media. As always, all opinions are my own and I only share things that I would recommend to my friends and family. You can read my disclosure policy here. Earlier this year I highlighted some delicious mocktails.
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    Hot Fitness Women

  • Fitness Model : Dianna Dahlgren

    13 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Dianna Dahlgren was born on February 4th 1990 in Fallbrook, California. She was raised in Menifee and Canyon Lake California by her parents Anton and Vicki Dahlgren. She was the smallest child of four siblings. She had so much energy when she was little so her mother decided to enrol her to gymnastics. When she was 13, she gained her first experience in modelling. She was at a shopping mall one afternoon with her friend and a woman came to her to see if she was interested to be a model. Not long after that, she got her schedule for a photo shoot. Since then she realized that she had to be in…
  • Fitness Model : Chady Dunmore

    14 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Chady Dunmore was raised in Miami Florida. She had fallen in love with sports and fitness since she was little. Even though she had a kidney disease since she was little, it did not discourage her to achieve her dream. When she was 8, she started practicing tae kwon do, and at 12 she got her black belt. After that, she turned to cheerleading and gymnastics, and at the age of 16 she became a professional model. She continued to be a model until she was at college. Becoming healthy and fit was her passion. After having a successful career as a model, Chady Dunmore decided to move to California…
  • Fitness Model : Taylor Matheny

    30 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Taylor Matheny was previously a chef in Houston TX in a private training studio. Many of her clients were competitors and she had learned quickly how they did their strict and clean diet. She thought they were all crazy for doing what they did, though all bodybuilders and fitness models looked amazing. This was her inspiration to eat properly and trained hard. 2 years later, she became a pro and was enticed by fitness lifestyle and bodybuilding. She is currently doing her training at Zero Gravity Fitness in California with the best trainer Ryan Bentson. She is also a Nutritional Chef here and…
  • Fitness Model : Susana Spears

    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

    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…
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    Cybex Fitness Blog

  • How to Train for a Marathon

    Cory Hofmann
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    So you want to run a marathon? The fall marathon season is coming to a close with record numbers crossing the finish lines in Chicago and New York City this year. That means many people will catch the marathon bug with dreams of one day conquering 26.2 miles. Running a marathon is one of the most mentally and physically demanding events out there, but it is an achievement that is possible with hard-work and dedication. Training for a marathon is a great way to get in shape, but running one while inadequately prepared can be extremely damaging physically and mentally. This guide was developed…
  • A Workout to Increase Your Vertical Jump

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    Over the last couple of weeks, we have been introducing you to our Cybex Workout Center, specifically focusing on the Performance category. After introducing power training and helping to get you familiar with the movements, we kicked it up a level and started building athletic power endurance.
  • Chest Presses for functionality and glamour

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
      Importance of Strong Chest Muscles The chest muscles can be trained in a variety of different ways, whether you are sitting, standing, or on a flat, inclined or declined bench. For today, we will focus on the seated chest press. This movement mainly targets pecs, as well as your anterior delts, and triceps. You will also use your rhomboids and trapezius in your back, as well as your core muscles for added assistance and stability.
  • Workout Wednesday: Building Athletic Power Endurance

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    We recently introduced you to the Cybex Workout Center where you can find programming to help you with weight loss, run training, toning your size and shape, as well as performance and strength training. Within each category, you will find four levels of workouts, helping introduce you to movements at the beginner level and advancing in level and intensity as you get comfortable mastering each exercise. Our last #WorkoutWednesday introduced you to the beginning level of our Performance Series, the Introduction to Power Training workout. This week, we're building off of that workout…
  • Cybex eBook: Social Media Tips For Marketing Success

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    Recently, Cybex launched the Cybex Digital Marketing Suite to help assist with many of your marketing needs including social media posts, video and images, newletters and fitness programs & calculators. The Digital Marketing Suite is a great tool designed to make sharing content and promoting your facility quick and easy. One of the highlights of the Digital Marketing Suite is our series of eBooks, which we created in an effort to provide tutorials and best practices designed to make your marketing efforts easier. The eBook series delves into topics such as website and blog…
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  • This Just In: Blondes Have More Fun

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    TGIF. Can I get an amen?! This week has been so slow with the anticipation of the holiday week. Oh, and knowing that in just a few days I’ll be sipping a glass of champagne in front of a roaring fire in the mountains doesn’t help. I’ve mentioned it but haven’t really gone into detail but next week Dan and I are packing up and hitting the road for a romantic Christmas getaway in the mountains. We’re going back to the same area we went hiking during the summer because we loved it so much and felt we didn’t put a dent in the trails. This will be our first…
  • 99 Problems But An Elf Ain’t One Workout

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    You know those weeks where it just feels as if your workouts are solid, strong, and perfect? I’ve been having those for the past 3 weeks now. It feels great and I’m just rolling with it. I think having holiday inspiration to create workouts has helped too. I mean, when you have a workout called “99 Problems But An Elf Ain’t One Workout”, it’s hard not to get excited about it. This workout few by and by the end, oh man were my legs and abs burning. It’s a total body workout, but if you do it, you’ll quickly realize there is extra emphasis on the core and lower body for sure.
  • Marriage & Compromise: I Was More Married To My Workouts Than My Husband

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    This past weekend I ran the Kiawah Half Marathon. And Dan wasn’t happy about it. At all. I had bought the bib months ago but then decided not to race it just a few weeks ago (I felt my body needed extra time to recover). I asked my friend Ashton if she wanted it and she excitedly said yes. As the race grew closer, my excitement increased and my body felt recovered from the trail race. So, since I had already offered to go with her to the race, I offered to pace her to a PR. If I was going to be there, I might as well run. To be honest, I didn’t think at all before suggesting it and I just…
  • Jillian Michaels’ Kettlebell Swing Reminds Us That Trainers Are Like Doctors

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    I want implants. <— How’s that for an intro? I’m not embarrassed to admit it. But when I do get them (one of these days) I won’t be going to a heart surgeon. And if I had a heart condition, I definitely wouldn’t schedule a visit to the plastic surgeon. Why? Well, duh. Doctors are specialist. They know their area of medicine {hopefully} really well, but as far as medicine outside of their scope? Nada. Another thing I’m not embarrassed to admit… personal trainers are the same way. Sure, we know a little bit about all types of exercise, but there are so many different forms of…
  • Suck It Up Buttercup: How To Deal With Cold Weather DE-Motivation

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Motivational Monday! This picture has nothing to do with today’s post. One of my trainers sent it to me and I thought it was the best way to start any post. I decided that with the holidays and the cold temperatures hitting lots of the USA, a lot of us are suffering from workout de-motivation. Am I right? The cold has this ridiculous power to suck out all the heat from our bodies, simultaneously removing our energy and leaving us in a state where all we want to do is sit on the couch with a thick blanket, eat a few holiday frosted cookies (or chocolate turtles in my house) and sip…
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  • Skinny Isn’t An Ideal- Evolutionary Arguments Against Being Thin

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

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

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

  • Interval Training With Walking

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

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

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

    7 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    "Exercise snacks" before meals are much better than one continuous moderate workout to control your blood sugar level.Read more →
  • Think of Working Out as Fun

    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 →
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  • The Training Mask 2.0

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

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

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

    Sandy Freshlegs
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Tightening up your buns is probably on the to do list of most women who read this site. We like in a very superficial world, where guys are bread to love women with a nice butt or even an attractive cameltoe (Don’t ask where I found those links). Although we shouldn’t give a shit. We do. So what can you do the tighten up your butt and keep your husbands head turning? Here’s 5 ways. And guys, this goes for you too. 1) Exercise in General Yes, a very vague tip. But some people don’t even do this. If you want tight buns, you have to exercise. Simply put. Go run, do some…
  • 8 Ways to Boost Your Testosterone Levels

    Sandy Freshlegs
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Testosterone is super important when it comes to keeping a slim and trim body. This essential hormone can be easily manipulated in your body to give yourself a huge boost. And the good news is, this can be done completely naturally. Here are 10 ways how. 1) Eat a better diet Your diet is the first and most important aspect of increasing your testosterone. Instead of eating lots of carbohydrates, adopt a high fat diet, high in cholesterol, which is a building block of testosterone. Also, make sure you get plenty of leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables. These veggies, like broccoli, are…
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    12 Minute Athlete

  • Winter is Coming 395 Rep Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Repeat 3x: 5 Burpee pull ups 20 Air squats 10 Ball Transfer Push Ups 10 Side lunges 50 Mountain climbers 10 V ups Bonus: 10 Chin ups + 40 Medicine ball twists (after workout) —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: 10:47 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Winter is Coming 395 Rep Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • Kickboxing Conditioning HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Wall balls 2. Round kicks 3. Burpees 4. Straight punches 5. Ball Transfer Push Ups 6. Sit ups Bonus: 100 Mountain climbers —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Wall balls: 17, 16, 17 Round kicks: 27, 25, 24 Burpees: 9, 9, 9 Straight punches: 101, 99, 100 Ball transfer push ups: 13, 12, 13 Sit ups: 17, 17, 18 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post…
  • 4-Minute Rainy Day Tabata Workout

    Krista Stryker
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    I don’t know where you guys are based in the world, but where I am in the San Francisco it’s been raining constantly for days. And for someone who moved here particularly for the sun, I am going a little bit crazy. So that’s why I wanted to create this 4-Minute Rainy Day Tabata Workout to show you guys that you can still workout even if it’s pouring rain outside, if there’s a crazy snowstorm, or if you can’t get to a gym. Because as long as you work hard, you can get in a good workout in an incredibly short amount of time, whether it’s 12 minutes, 10 minutes, or even just 4…
  • Feel the Burn HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Squat Thrust 2. Ball Transfer Push Ups 3. Plank pike jumps 4. Pistols (whatever modification you can do!) 5. Burpee lateral jumps 6. Medicine ball twists Bonus: 15 Handstand push ups + 15 Ab Roll Outs —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Squat thrusts: 17, 16, 17 Ball transfer push ups: 11, 11, 12 Pike jumps: 36, 34, 32 Pistols: 9, 9, 8 Burpee lateral…
  • 250 Rep Super Strong Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Repeat 5x: 15 Box jumps 5 Dips 15 Air squats 5 Handstand push ups 5 Burpees 5 Plank get ups Bonus (after workout): 60 second L-sit hold (break it up as needed!) —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. My time for today’s workout: 11:39 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post 250 Rep Super Strong Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
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    19 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    Note: There’s still time to get on the insiders list for the LimitlessBODY Blueprint. Are you ready to build a LimitlessBODY, LimitlessFITNESS, and start living a life withoutLIMITS? Click here for the details and a special offer. About once a week I get an email from someone asking a question that I feel if answered would benefit a lot of people. A few months ago I asked the LimitlessCOMMUNITY on Facebook what one of your biggest limiting factors is for not being the healthiest version of yourself. I got a really great response on “The Book,” from someone and I asked…
  • IAM LimitlessTV: How To Get More Mojo To Achieve Your Health And Fitness Goals

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    A few months ago I sent out a survey to help build the LimitlessBODY Blueprint. One of the questions that I asked you was, “what is the biggest limiting factor for you when it comes to building a LimitlessBODY and LimitlessFITNESS?” 75% of you responded with, “I can’t stay motivated!” I get bored and lose interest in a few weeks I don’t have enough willpower I don’t know why I can’t stay motivated I plan on doing a definitive guide to motivation article in the near future (once my research is complete) but for now I wanted to share this video with you…
  • The LimitlessBODY Blueprint! Class Opening Soon.

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    Oh man oh man, I wish you could see me now. I’m giddy with excitement! I’m stoked to introduce you to the LimitlessBODY Blueprint! Today’s article is probably one of the shortest that I’ve written on Limitless365. However, if you still want to bypass reading it and jump right to the interest page for the LimitlessBODY Blueprint you can do that by visiting this link. It will tell you all about the course. Note: The interest page is a brief overview and includes a $1 trial offer. On January 1st we’ll be officially launching the LimitlessBODY Blueprint. This is a project that…

    13 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    I’m super stoked to introduce to you a good friend that I grew up with on the mean streets of Herndon, Virginia. We may live on opposite coasts but I’m happy to say that we’ve  be able to stay connected. Sherif has been an inspiration of mine as of late. In the past few years I’ve seen him choose courage over fear and live his life with authenticity. It’s an honor to have Sherif on the site today to share how he’s been able to create a life without limits and how you can too. So enough of my babbling. I give you Sherif. SHERIF FOUAD, FOUNDER…

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    I received an email the other day that said this. “Yo Justin! I love pasta. I really am trying hard to drop some body fat but I’m having a hard time giving it up as I go Paleo. What can I do?” Well, I’ve got a recipe for you guys to try. You’re going to get a great dish that includes a lot of real food. It makes a great dinner with the family, simply add your favorite protein on top (I like jumbo shrimp or wild caught salmon with this one). For those of you following the Limitless365 Fitness Program, it’s “All Day Plate” friendly. …
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    Cathe Friedrich » Blog

  • Success Story Spotlight: Cathe for Life by Ellie from Italy

    Cathe Friedrich
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    My fight against obesity goes back to 1999. I weighted 74 kilos, I was in my twenties and studying at University. I decided I had to do something to lose weight, so started to correct my diet and lost 12-14 kilos, but stayed overweight for a long time. The scale was stuck, I thought that a clean diet was all I had to do and exercise was something I thought I could not fit in my daily routine. Eight years ago I started to work-out, at first with Kathy Smith, dropped some other kilos, the scale reached 55 but still I had good layer of fat around my body. Then I got pregnant and during pregnancy…
  • Fueling Exercise: 5 Factors That Determine Whether You Burn Fat or Carbohydrates

    Cathe Friedrich
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:56 am
    Exercise greatly increases your body’s energy needs. No surprise there! To fuel exercise, your muscles use a high-energy compound called ATP.  ATP doesn’t appear out of nowhere. Your muscles store only a small amount of ATP as creatine phosphate, enough to power about 10 seconds of intense exercise. Most ATP your muscles need for fuel comes from the breakdown of the food that you eat, fat and carbohydrates. Cells use dietary macronutrients, mainly carbohydrates and fats, to produce ATP through a complex series of reactions. These reactions can take place in the presence of oxygen…
  • What Are Pre-Exhaust and Post-Exhaust Sets?

    Cathe Friedrich
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    After you’ve done resistance training for a while, you may find that your muscles stop growing. That’s because your muscles adapt to the stimulus you place on them and have no further reason to grow. You may experience strength gains and an increase in muscle size initially but over time those gains stop. If your goal is to build muscle, this is a frustrating problem to have. Plus, some people are “hard gainers,” meaning they have to work harder than average to build lean body mass. This is especially true for women due to their differing hormonal structure.  If you…
  • Tips for Timing Your Pre and Post-Workout Meals

    Cathe Friedrich
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    You exercise hard, but how much energy do you devote to pre and post-workout nutrition? When and what you eat and drink directly impacts exercise performance, how pleasant or unpleasant a workout is and how you feel afterwards. When you aren’t properly fueled, it’s hard to put forth your best effort. Plus, you’ll feel wiped out after you finish. Some people are proponents of fasted cardio as a way to boost fat burning, but this approach can limit the intensity of your workout. If you plan on doing a high-intensity workout, like interval training, you’ll perform better…
  • 5 Ways Being Physically Fit Enhances Productivity and Makes You a Stronger Leader

    Cathe Friedrich
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Being physically fit can enhance all aspects of your life. Not only does it improve your health and the way you look, it can make you a stronger performer and leader at work. Most people don’t start an exercise program to enhance their leadership potential, but a growing number of big companies are aware of the benefits physical fitness brings to the workplace. That’s why they’re giving employees access to exercise facilities and encouraging them to use them. Fortunately, you can get similar benefits working out at home. Research even shows earning power may be tied in with…
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  • How to Lift Your Way Out of Back Pain

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

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

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

    Free Fly
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    This recipe is on page 266 of the NEW Cookbook: Skinnylicious Cooking. You can see all the amazing recipes at this link. - Prep Time: 15 Minutes - Cook Time: 20 Minutes - Total Time: 35 Minutes - Servings: 2-4Ingredients: - 1 pork tenderloin- 1-2 tablespoons Rosemary Fennel Rub (see page 104 for recipe)- Butcher twine- Oil (to coat pan)Instructions:1. Preheat oven to 425 F2. Trim off extra fat or silver skin from tenderloin. Fold the thinner end under itself to make equal thickness. Tie using butcher twine.3. Roll the tenderloin in the rub. Coat evenly. Add salt & pepper to…
  • What You Need to Know About Fat Burners

    Free Fly
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    A fat burner is a supplement that aids in weight loss by initiating several actions that result in rapid metabolism of fat in the body. Fat burners are especially helpful for persons who have tried everything to lose weight but failed. What is most surprising about them is that their action takes place not only as you exercise, but while you rest or sleep. How Do Fat Burners Work? There are many types of fat burning supplements out there, and they have one or more of these proprieties: Fat and Carbohydrate BlockingIt’s never easy for most people to steer clear of some of their favorite…
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  • Fitness Model And Coach Zoë Daly Talks With

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

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

    Elliot Reimers
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The health and fitness industry is rife with misinformation and propaganda, leading avid gym-goers to take on baseless habits. Many of those mythical habits stem from what is colloquially known as “broscience.” If you’re not familiar with the term broscience, just know that it is essentially a body of knowledge that bodybuilders (both recreational and competitive) believe to be true based simply on anecdotal evidence rather than being scientifically validated. A quick example of broscience is the ideation that eating more frequently throughout the day increases the thermic effect of…
  • WBFF Bikini Star Vlatka Dragic Talks With

    Logan Sheehan
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Photo Credit: Danial Gowans Stats Name: Vlatka Dragic Age: 27.12.1985 Location:  Queensland, Australia Height: 5’3 Weight: 116 Lbs / 53 KG Occupation: Personal Trainer and Online Coach Achievements: WBFF Bikini Pro, Oxygen Cover Girl, Double Bachelor Degree of Business, Marketing and Human Resources When did you get started with fitness? I grew up in Zagreb, Croatia and moved to Melbourne, Australia 10 years ago. What a life changing journey this has been! I had to adapt to so many changes and learn so many new things. This gave me no choice but to stand my ground, familiarize…
  • Male Physique Athlete Brandan Fokken Talks With

    Logan Sheehan
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Stats Name: Brandan Fokken Location: Sioux Falls South Dakota Height: 6’1 Weight: Stage – 194 – Offseason 220 Occupation: Wellness Coordinator/Prep Coach/Sponsored Athlete When did you get started with fitness? I have loved sports my entire life and always had aspirations of being big and strong. I was a naturally gifted athlete and participated in baseball, basketball, and football. I was that guy that even went all out in gym class. When it came to weight lifting, I just wasn’t good at it, so starting my freshman year of high school I really put in the time and…
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Hurry up and Wait: Delayed Gratification for Autoresponders

    Phil Hollows
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    FeedBlitz has offered comprehensive, multi-step autoresponders for years now. They’re great for saying thanks, delivering incentives, or offering multi-step courses. Couple an autoresponder sequence to other lists using FeedBlitz’s triggers, start a signup with a parser, and you’ve got a very capable automated email marketing solution. A typical autoresponder sequence starts immediately. You sign up for a list, and your incentive is delivered right away. You make your purchase, et voila! A thank you missive is en route, toute suite. It’s what people expect to happen.
  • So long, Zombie Google Reader

    Phil Hollows
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    We all know how to stop a zombie, right? Get it in the head. Fine in the movies or “The Walking Dead,” but it’s not so simple for zombie products or technologies. Case in point: Google Reader. The product was “killed” by Google in the middle of 2013, and it was no longer available to end users. So it was dead and buried, right? Wrong. It was a zombie. The back end of Google Reader kept on plugging away, checking feeds, dutifully reporting how many subscribers it was polling on behalf of. Like the Energizer bunny, It kept on going and going and going … until…
  • For the Fallen – We Will Remember Them

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
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    Thoughts from Bob Choat....

  • The Mindfulness Way to Improving Your Health

    Bob Choat
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The year 2014 was known as the year when mindfulness became vogue. Many trainings in this mind-body strategy has popped up all over. Yet, it’s something that has been around for many generations and even well over a thousand years. In fact, being mindful was very prevalent in ancient times. Being aware of nature and what it offered was the difference between starving, living or dying. Today, we don’t have much to worry in that realm. Rarely do we get to experience nature in its true form. We don’t have to hunt and gather. We’re not facing wild animals, unless…
  • 3 Ways to Keep Fit During the Holidays (and afterwards)

    Bob Choat
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:14 pm
    It’s that time of year folks! Every year we go through the holidays. Family get-togethers abound. One thing I’ve noticed is that physical activity slows down. This is troublesome from my perspective since it’s been slowing down quite a bit over the years. During the holidays it accelerates and then very slowly picks up after winter. My goal is to help you stay fit by keeping your butt moving. We know that inaction leads to inertia. The less we do, the lesser we’ll do and eventually we’ll simply do nothing. It’s important to find some way of keeping fit.
  • Give Your Wishbone a Backbone

    Bob Choat
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:53 pm
    On St. Patrick’s Day each year many people tend to look for good luck through using a four-leaf clover. The person who carries horseshoe or rabbit’s foot is certain to be lucky through their life. Though, the horse the threw the shoe or the rabbit that lost it’s foot certainly wouldn’t think so. Wishing and praying for something lucky to happen is the same thing. Just because you wish it, won’t mean it will happen. Wishing takes belief. Yet, belief alone is simply like wishing, nothing happens. The ingredient to make any wish or belief come true is gritty action.
  • 3 Keys to Focusing on What Really Matters to YOU!

    Bob Choat
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    I remember when I was young and my father wanted me to do what he thought I should do in life. I think most people have been down this same road. Others telling us what we should be doing and not what we really want to do. Sure, what we do should enable us to sustain ourselves and it’s legal. Other than that, it’s not the responsibility of others telling us to do this or that. There are many areas of our life, besides a career, where others tend to put their “2 cents” in when it comes to telling us how to live. As long as it doesn’t have much of an impact on the…
  • Fitness is Everywhere: 5 Keys to Having a Movement Lifestyle

    Bob Choat
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    I believe that 2015 will be the age of using the outdoor environment as the gym. No longer are we restricted to a single location or stuck on indoor fitness equipment. For decades we’ve left the great outdoors and ventured back inside for exercise. What the heck happened to those of us that used to play as kids outside? It is my belief that both kids and adults should be outdoors and enjoying it. If you were to truly look at what it has to offer, you’ll very rarely train indoors. When I read an article on Erwan Le Corre and his Movnat program, I was excited to see someone…
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  • Hitch Fit on How to Set Realistic Goals

    Heather Aguayo
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Starting a new fitness or nutritional routine seems so easy and exciting. Finishing those goals, however, is a whole different ball game. It requires endurance, patience, and a commitment to keep going long after you’re tired or bored. The key to finishing something you’ve set out to do is to ensure the goal is realistic. Outlandish ambitions are given up on quickly, no matter how much you want to accomplish it. The best intention and all the willpower you can muster just aren’t enough. Planning smartly and logically will ensure you reach the desired end result. Short and Sweet The…
  • Eyes and Fitness

    Heather Aguayo
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We all know fitness is essential for a healthy body, but did you know that specific parts of your body are dependent upon your exercise routine? Today, we’re going to focus on the eyes! Eyes are strained and affected by negative routines in your life, but can be easily corrected! Fatigue Being just plain tired can lead to eye strain. Continued use of your eyes while tired causes them to work harder, stay open longer than normal between blinks, and lengthens reaction time. Dry eye issues pop up frequently when you are tired, since your eyes tend to stay open longer while you stare off into…
  • 45 Year Old Gets Super Fit and Healthy with Hitch Fit

    Micah LaCerte
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
     45 Year Old Gets Super Fit and Healthy with Hitch Fit   Age:  45 Starting Weight:  208 Starting Hip Measurement:  41” Starting Waist Measurement over belly button:  40” Starting Body Fat:  26% Finish Weight:  174 Finish Hip Measurement:  36-1/2” Finish Waist Measurement over belly button:  32-1/4” Finish Body Fat:  8.8% Despite my starting picture not reflecting it, fitness is a hobby for me.  I knew I had not been eating as clean as I normally do, but the pictures really opened my eyes.  I was still working out, but admittedly, my intensity was inconsistent so it…
  • 12 Week Fitness Model Program Client Gets Results with Hitch Fit!

    Diana Chaloux
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Today’s transformation is Kristin! This busy gal started her Hitch Fit 12 Week Fitness Model Program after not getting the results she was after on her own in the gym! She needed the extra push and motivation to get to that next level. In the midst of working full time, school, AND planning an upcoming wedding, she knew the journey wouldn’t be easy, but it was worth it!! Kristin did an awesome job, dropping body fat and getting down to a lean 14%! Kristin’s Stats:  Starting body fat: 20% Ending body fat: 14% Starting weight: 135 Ending weight: 128   Kristin’s…
  • 40 Ways to Burn 100 Calories

    Heather Aguayo
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    While exercise is not solely a pursuit of weight loss, it is certainly a good motivator! Get inspired to move your body with these 40 incredible ways to quickly burn 100 calories. Not only will you be encouraging weight loss, but you will also begin the process to building muscle, encouraging a healthy metabolism, and activating those mood-boosting chemicals in the brain. Pick on right now and get moving towards a happy, healthier you! Sports Basketball: 20 minutes of shooting hoops Volleyball: 26 minutes of low-intensity play Softball/Baseball: 18 minutes of game time Tennis: 15 minutes of…
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    JournalMenu: Workout Journals for Athletes: Latest News

  • The last few journals making their way to the trucks!

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    We've been hiring Santa's elves and working around the clock to stay on top of the coolest presents on the sleigh. Make sure to order and design your cover with Erica TODAY for regular mail delivery!#lastminutegifts #youcanstilllookgood #crossfitgifts #fitnessgifts #awesomegifts
  • Is it time to lift now?

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    It's time to hit up your favorite bar for some happy hour :)#weightlifting #liftheavy #girlswholift
  • ​How many of you finally nailed your double unders this week!?!!

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    #fitness #crossfit #jumprope #doubleunders
  • ​You are only cheating yourself.

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    No one else will be hurt by you skipping the gym today.No one else will be affected if you miscount your reps, or inflate your weight.No one else is held back by your diet choices.It's just you. So stop.Get up and go workout. Finish all your reps, properly, with good form. Lift what you are assigned to life, eat what you have signed up for.Stop lying to yourself, accept where you are at today so you can begin working to where you want to be tomorrow.#fitness #weightlifting #girlswholift #crossfit #liftheavy #liftheavyshit
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    Michael Wood Fitness

  • Twitter Health and Fitness

    michael wood
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    How to finally start seeing your iOS8 Health data! Steps, flights climbed, and more via @aprilzero — Michael Wood, CSCS (@michaelwoodspg) December 20, 2014 An Online Journal, #Gyroscope, That Curates Your Personal Data — Michael Wood, CSCS (@michaelwoodspg) December 18, 2014 Where Does Fat Go When You Lose Weight? — Michael Wood, CSCS (@michaelwoodspg) December 18, 2014
  • Effects of High Cholesterol on the Body

    michael wood
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    Our bodies need healthy levels of cholesterol to function. Cholesterol is a fatty substance made by the liver and distributed throughout the body. It allows our bodies to make vitamin D and hormones, and makes up bile acids. We also get less than 25 percent of our body’s cholesterol from the foods we eat, especially animal fats. photo credit: High cholesterol means you have a lot more cholesterol in your blood than you need. Most people who have high cholesterol don’t have any obvious symptoms. A simple blood test can tell you…
  • Surprise! These Once Thought of As “Unhealthy Foods” Are Now Actually Good for You

    michael wood
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    Scientific studies are being conducted on thousands of items of food that we consume every day. Some of these studies show how these once deemed unhealthy foods are not as detrimental to your health as initially thought. Below are just a few examples of what was once considered an unhealthy food item is now being hailed by science as healthy. Eggs Eggs were once considered a dietary taboo and thought to clog arteries, which could lead to heart attacks or strokes. However, new research give individuals the green light to consume eggs on a daily basis, some are even calling eggs a superfood.
  • Added Sugar is Associated with More than Just Weight Gain

    michael wood
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Added sugars that are found in processed foods may contain only four calories per gram, similar to protein, but when consumed in surplus, those calories can become toxic in the body. It has been reported that Americans eat an additional 355 extra calories a day from added sugar, according to the American Heart Association. In addition to potential weight gain, added sugar has been reported to decrease testosterone levels in men by 25 percent.  We know the impact too much added sugar can have on conditions like diabetes and risk of cancer. Too much added sugar can also negatively affect…
  • Stadium Stair Workouts are Ideal for Maximum Calorie Burn in Minimal Time

    michael wood
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    Photo Credit: Koko FitClub After completing a stadium stair workout this morning at Harvard University’s classic football stadium (built-in 1903) I thought about other great workouts that also offer a by-product of maximal caloric expenditure in minimal time. The minimal time that I’m referring to is about 30 minutes. These types of workouts are also ideal for EPOC (excess-post oxygen consumption), which means your body will continue to burn calories long after the workout is completed. Here are some additional workouts to try when you have time constraints and can only…
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  • Adventskranz 2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 3:40 am
    So sieht unser Adventskranz dieses Jahr aus…
  • Karolina Workout #95

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Alle Weihnachtsgeschenke sind besorgt, alle Vorbereitungen getroffen- Weihnachten kann kommen . Trotz der besinnlichen Zeit in der man es sich vielleicht am liebsten nur gemütlich machen möchte, möchte ich euch ermutigen das Training trotzdem nicht zu vernachlässigen. Gerade an den Weihnachtstagen gibt es ja besonders viel gutes Essen und das will man ja auch ohne Reue genießen können. Und das kann man, wenn man das Training nicht schleifen lässt. Wenn die Motivation fehlt, sucht euch euer Lieblings Workout raus, zieht euch tolle Sportklamotten an und versucht eure Zahlen vom letzten…
  • Plätzchen

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Habt ihr auch schon Plätzchen gebacken?
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  • Reife Bananen

    14 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bananen sind ein wichtiger Bestandteil unserer Ernährung. Reife Bananen schmecken uns nicht- Jens und ich mögen sie nur, wenn sie noch etwas grün und ganz fest sind. Wenn sie schon so reif sind wie auf dem Bild, mag ich sie gar nicht mehr pur essen. Aber man kann reife Bananen dann ganz wunderbar für verschiedene Shakes und Snacks verwenden. Dort schmecken sie reif wunderbar, weil man dann das typische Bananenaroma hat und durch die Reife sind die Bananen so süß, dass man dann keine zusätzliche Süße bei den Snacks und Shakes mehr braucht. Wenn man aber gerade keine reifen Bananen…
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  • Study Shows That Guys Who Like Spicy Foods Have Higher Testosterone Levels

    SMB Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:32 am
    Chances are you’ve tried just about everything to boost your testosterone levels at one point or another, from chugging oyster slime to killing a deer with your bare hands and grinding up it’s antlers to turn into a spray. Easy there, DeNiro, why don’t you just sit back and slather some hot sauce on your chicken and rice instead? A new study suggests that whether or not you enjoy eating spicy foods is indicative of your testosterone levels. Researchers took 114 men between the ages of 18 and 44 and fed them mashed potatoes. The guys who put more hot sauce on their…
  • How To Be Alpha All The Time with Dom Mazzetti

    SMB Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:53 pm
    A 12 minute video from Dom? Xmas is coming early this year. “It’s not rocket science, it’s Broscience… which is harder.” Bro Science #62: how to be alpha in everyday activities. The post How To Be Alpha All The Time with Dom Mazzetti appeared first on .
  • Bodybuilding Christian Swingers Create Wifeswapping Website For Jesus

    SMB Staff
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Does it go without saying that this couple is from Florida? These Christian bodybuilders are swinging for Jesus. “If all the swingers are sinners, what’s the best way to talk to the sinners? To join them, right?” says Dean Parave, the pink-haired mastermind behind Some people travel around the world to spread the gospel, but Dean found a better way (Hint: It’s plowing people’s wives.) “God hasn’t said “Hey Dean, stop this, it’s a sin. I don’t want you to do it. Until he does that, I’m going to keep trying…
  • 5 Forgotten Lessons From Oldtime Strongmen That Need Resurrecting

    Matt Palfrey
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:43 pm
    People are running faster, lifting more and going further than ever before. But we’re also seeing a return to some more traditional methods of training like Indian Clubs, Ropes, Sandbags, Logs and Kettlebells. These days they are defined as “functional” training methods but they were originally employed by people because they were the only options available and they worked, not just as a stupid marketing gimmick. If the effectiveness of these training methods are being recognised again then perhaps there are other lessons we can learn from them too. Read on for some low-tech,…
  • Meet The Homeless Bodybuilder Who Takes Street Workouts To A New Level

    SMB Staff
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:35 am
    Think you’re hot shit when you get your buddies to film you doing pullups at the playground on a GoPro? Think again. Here’s Jacques Sayagh, a french bodybuilder who was born in street workouts, molded by them… you merely adopted the street workout. The street workouts betray you because they belong to Jacques. He sleeps with prostitutes and strangers stop to admire his gains and to give him money. Jealous? This video might not be in English, but it’s further proof that bodybuilding is the universal language. Check out Jacques’ life as he prepares for…
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  • Water-to-Go Water Filtration System

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

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

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

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

    David Knockton
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge 2014 Winner Announced This year, UK outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse re-launched its successful Charity Challenge competition with an increased prize donation of £10,000 up for grabs. This year’s competition attracted over 400 entries and over 60,000 social media shares. The winner of the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge 2014 competition in the public vote category, […] The post Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge 2014 Winner Announced appeared first on .
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    NTC Kettlebell Fundamentals

  • The Kettlebell Snatch: Taught the Right Way.

    Helder Gomes
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    If you were to tell me, let’s say 10 years ago, that I would be able to perform a kettlebell snatch with my left shoulder issues..I would have definitely told you that you were full of shit. For those of you that do not know “My Story” here is a brief recap: While on active […] The post The Kettlebell Snatch: Taught the Right Way. appeared first on NTC Kettlebell Fundamentals.
  • Kettlebell Combatives Power Workshop @ Renzo Gracie BJJ Academy in Cranford, NJ

    Helder Gomes
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    “Discover How To Take Your Fighting Skills To The Next Level “Using One Simple Proven Tool And An Internationally Proven System” And This Doesn’t Require More Time Beating Yourself Up On The Matt Or Access To A Training Partner. If You’re Looking To Accelerate Your Skill In The Shortest Amount of Time Possible Using One […] The post Kettlebell Combatives Power Workshop @ Renzo Gracie BJJ Academy in Cranford, NJ appeared first on NTC Kettlebell Fundamentals.
  • NTC Kettlebell Combatives Power Workshop in Bamberg, Germany

    Helder Gomes
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    We had a wonderful time in Germany. Our NTC Germany Tribe Leader, Chris Streit, hosted me for a 2-day workshop on our latest kettlebell program “Kettlebell Combatives Power.” Below is a rough translation of an article published by the University of Bamberg on our workshop as well as the overall, NTC Method. Click here for […] The post NTC Kettlebell Combatives Power Workshop in Bamberg, Germany appeared first on NTC 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 […] The post Kettlebell Juggling with a Partner appeared first on NTC Kettlebell Fundamentals.
  • 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 […] The post ONNIT Hemp Force Protein Review for Hiking & Outdoor Activities appeared first on NTC Kettlebell Fundamentals.
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • How I Got My Traps To Start Growing Again

    Mark McManus
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    If your traps aren’t where you want them to be, I’ll tell you how to get them growing again. Recently a reader commented on one of my videos that my traps had come along in recent times. He was right! Traps have always been a stubborn body part for me. But over the last year […]
  • 6 Ways To Build Muscle Without Adding Any Body Fat

    Mark McManus
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
    It’s a long-held myth that in order to gain muscle, you have to accept getting fatter too. It annoys me. It’s wrong. And there are many examples of people all around the world (myself included) who are consistently demonstrating that it isn’t true. Heck, some people are adding muscle while cutting, like on the Total Six […]
  • The Chest Blast Experiment – First Results

    Mark McManus
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    Incredible. Absolutely incredible – that’s all I can say! A few weeks ago I put the call out for some guinea pigs to test out a new workout I had designed to increase chest size in a super-short period of time. I was confident…but now I’m blown away!! Not everyone has finished the experiment and given […]
  • 6 Ways Science Says Men Can Be More Attractive To Women

    Mark McManus
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:23 am
    Men, if you want to be more attractive to the opposite sex, you should read this post. There have been many studies designed to find out what women find sexy in a man. I’ve looked at a few and put down the top 6 options with some commentary (don’t ask for study references because I […]
  • Crazy Emails I Get – November 2014

    Mark McManus
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    I haven’t written one of these posts in ages. The volume of dumb and crazy emails I get has decreased over the last year. I think it’s because I scared these people off with my last couple of posts on the issue – here and here. I’ve hidden any personal information to protect their identities. This’ll give you […]
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  • KŪ MANAʻO 01

    Daniel Aipa
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    For the secret of man’s being is not only to live but to have something to live for. - Dostoyevsky
  • ʻAI PONO: Health Benefits of Hearty Greens

    Daniel Aipa
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    “I don’t like vegetables” I said to my wife during our first date in college at Jack in the Box. “Really?” she asked as I chomped down on a burger with lettuce and tomatoes. “Yup.” “Do you like, lettuce?” “Oh ya.” “Do you like broccoli?” she questioned wondering when I would catch on. “Actually I love broccoli.” “Onions?” “Yup.” “Spinach?” “I can do spinach.” “Peas and carrots?” “I can’t stand peas and carrots,” I said with a…
  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Learn the Turkish Get-up

    Daniel Aipa
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Turkish Get-up (TGU) is an exercise that reveals your weaknesses, flexibility, mobility, strength and more.  It’s pretty much something I need to spend more time on. I understand the functions of the Turkish Get-up but there are many more coaches out there who have quite a bit more experience than me when it comes to the turkish get-up.  Just like anything that peaks my interest, I research and try to learn from the best out there. In this post, I want to share the 4 reasons you should be doing the Turkish Get-up. Increase Shoulder Stability Probably one of the biggest benefits of…
  • Team Kū Makes a Difference

    Daniel Aipa
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Mahalo Team Kū and to all those who supported the BE KŪ and Make a Difference Campaign.  By our combined efforts we were able to raise a total of $282.54.  We will be donating %50 of the profits to the Laulima Giving Program who assist underprivileged families year round and especially during the holiday season. We’ve been following the Laulima Giving Program.  From learning more about Laulima Families  and hearing their stories, we realized there is a lot that needs to be done here in Hawaii and Team Kū wants to contribute as much as we can. While some may look at the total…
  • 5 Ideas To Shake up Your Work Routine

    Daniel Aipa
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    Here I reflecting on how nice and cold the homemade ice cream tastes on a hot adventure day in Ubud, Bali. Building a Kū body and living a Kū life focuses not only on physical fitness but also helps others excel in what they do to live, like their work.  If you only focus on your physical health, by default, you will also be working on your mental and spiritual health, once you start looking deeper into the process. Creativity and imagination helps us deliver work that we can be proud of and we feel brings value and meaning to our life and the life of others.  Here are 5 ideas that…
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    National Personal Training Institute » Blog

  • How Just One Workout Can Make a Difference

    Casey McIlvaine
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    Although getting healthy and staying healthy is a lifelong pursuit, getting started is often the most challenging step on that road. It can be profoundly encouraging to realize that even just one workout session can make a difference in our health in many ways—both perceptible and imperceptible. Whether it is a light aerobic session or more intensive training workout, our bodies can derive a great deal of benefit that impacts us in many ways. There is mounting study evidence of the benefits of even one workout session that show how it can improve memory as the surge of blood to the brain…
  • Misconceptions About Personal Trainers

    Casey McIlvaine
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    There are so many myths and misconceptions about personal trainers, it would be nearly impossible to debunk them in one blog post. Some stand in the way of people enlisting the help of a personal trainer to change their lives for the healthier while others are just plain annoying. For now, let’s tackle some of the most persistent misconceptions. Personal Trainers are Expensive This is one misconception that can stand in the way of many people getting the support and help of a personal trainer. There are certainly expensive personal trainers that operate in the upper echelons of clients…
  • The Risks of Running Without Proper Training

    Liz Bowen
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Running is an exercise activity that many people want to add to their weekly exercise regimen. Whether you intend to run for a half hour or in a half marathon, there are an overwhelming number of risks that you take without proper training. Those risk and how to avoid them to be able to run and get health benefits without courting damaging negatives start with understanding the risk and then how to do it right. Go to any gym and you will see people trying to spend too much time on high paced treadmill or elliptical training that brings little benefit and opens them up to a lot of risk if they…
  • Thanksgiving Fitness Tips

    Casey McIlvaine
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    Another Thanksgiving is upon us, which means it’s time to make some decisions on how to best regulate our delicious food intake. If you want to strike a balance between enjoying the holiday gastronomically and staying true to your fitness regimen, here are a few Thanksgiving fitness tips to help you walk that line. Thanksgiving is all about preparation for those that want to stay fit and healthy all year round. That can mean starting a calorie deficit before Thanksgiving by dropping a few calories in the weeks before the big day while upping your fitness regimen time to burn more calories.
  • Personal Training Tips: What Clients Want vs. What Clients Need

    Casey McIlvaine
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Being a personal trainer is as much about the psychological aspects of dealing with clients as it is about the physical aspects of working with them. Because of that dichotomy personal trainers must be able to reconcile what a client wants, which may not be good for them physically or mentally, with what they need in order to produce the best health and fitness outcomes. Barring random accidents and health-compromising conditions that manifest from a genetic or hereditary level, most people reach poor health and weight issues from embracing their short-term desires rather than long–term…
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    Bowflex Insider

  • Friday Fives: December 19th

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Ready to boost your workout routine before Christmas? Looking for a new holiday-inspired recipe idea for the weekend? Click through our favorite posts from health and fitness bloggers this week: Stabilize your fitness routine with this balance workout from The Fit Bottomed Girls. The Nerd Fitness team introduces us to the bench press and other basics of strength training. These gluten-free maple chocolate kiss cookies from The Fitnessista look like a delicious holiday baking project. Boost your race training with these six upper body exercises for runners from Love Life Surf. Get into the…
  • Fit Tip Thursday: The Standing Ab Workout

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    When we think of abdominal exercises, lying with our backs on a mat and performing countless variations of crunches is generally the first thing that comes to mind. While these types of movements will always have a place in our “abdominal exercise arsenal,” being down on the floor is not the only option when we’re targeting our midsections. You can, in fact, effectively target your abdominals while standing; being upright can even help make the movements more functional/applicable to activities of daily living and more sport-specific. You can also utilize equipment like cable machines,…
  • Healthy Holiday Guide

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:57 pm
    The holidays are tough. There’s a lot to do, people to see and food to eat. With all the travel, holiday parties, work parties, ugly sweater parties, shopping parties and any other type of party you can think of, it can be tough to stick to a consistent exercise routine. Couple this inactivity with all the food that must be eaten and it can wreak havoc on your waistline. If you’re wondering about whether or not the food must be eaten, the answer is yes, it MUST be eaten! You don’t want to get on Granny’s bad side by passing up the turkey she slaved on all day. You do that and no hugs…
  • Push-Ups 101

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Remember in gym class when your PE teacher would tell you to drop and give him 20? I remember it all too well, and trust me, I did plenty of them. I also remember there were a lot of students who couldn’t do a push-up, so they had to do crunches instead. It’s not surprising that many folks can’t do a push-up, because push-ups are hard! The way the fitness industry talks about push-ups makes it sound as if everyone can do them. But this is certainly not the case. It takes a lot of strength to do even a single push-up. If you can’t yet do a push-up, I’m going to show you how with this…
  • 8 Weight Loss Secrets – Part 2

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Here are the final four weight loss secrets continued from 8 Weight Loss Secrects – Part 1. Logic This often escapes even the most sensible people when it comes to weight loss. Desperation often trumps any sense of logic. If something sounds too good to be true, it is. Don’t let yourself fall victim to weight loss scams, the next fad diet or what a famous TV personality said this week. Patience It’s human nature to want results yesterday, but one week of exercise and reducing portions isn’t going to make up for months or years of unhealthy habits. Be patient with yourself and your…
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  • 5 Reasons You Must Lift Heavy Ass Weights

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

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

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

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

    1 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    In this crazy, fucked up world of fitness, there are 2 groups of people when it comes to getting ripped abs. Group 1: Getting a ripped six pack is all about diet. Group 2: Getting a ripped six pack is all about your workout and the exercises you do. And then there’s crazy Group 3 who thinks it’s all about genetics. Which group do I belong in? Well I used to belong in Group 1. Up until a few years ago, I believed that getting a six pack and super shredded abs was all about dieting. All the gurus said shit like: “Abs are made in the kitchen, bro.” “Abs are 80%…
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    Supplement Reviews and Rankings

  • A Quick Introduction to Running — for Beginners

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    >> Ranked #4 in our Top 10 BCAA Supplements List for 2014 Seller Price More Info $17.95 Buy Now $17.49 Buy Now $22.88 Buy Now $29.99 Buy Now Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy FAQ What Does Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy Do? Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy contains a simple blend of free form amino acids and caffeine-based stimulants to help kick start your workouts while also providing your muscles with almost everything they need to prevent excessive catabolism. The inclusion of Beta Alanine is also noteworthy because it helps to act as a buffer…
  • What is Whey Protein? – A Guide for Beginners

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Whey Protein FAQ Related: The Top 10 Whey Protein Powders for 2014 What is Whey Protein and Where does it Come From? Whey protein is a high-quality protein found in milk that provides a complete profile of essential amino acids. These amino acids form the building blocks of the tissues throughout our body, playing a vital role in everything from the growth and repair of muscles to optimal immune system function. Production of Whey Protein The term “curds and whey” typically refers to the two proteins that are found in milk: casein and whey. Casein is the solid fraction or “curd” in…
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  • December Races

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

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

    Becky White
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jazz Half Half Marathon Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:00am New Orleans, LA 5K Royalty Run for HOPE 5K run, 5K walk Saturday, November 1, 2014 Denham Springs, LA Crucible Adventure Race 3.5M obstacle run Saturday, November 1, 2014 Hammond, LA Oktoberfest 3 Mile 3M run, kids run Saturday, November 1, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA Jungle Gardens 5K 5K Saturday, November 1, 2014 Jungle Gardens, Avery Island , LA UL Lafayette Homecoming Ragin’ Road Race 5K run, 5K walk Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00am Lafayette, LA Spooky Sprint 5K Night Trail Run 5K trail run Saturday, November 1, 2014 Kiln, MS Q50…
  • The 2014 Gulf Coast Half Marathon

    Becky White
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The 2014 Gulf Coast Half Marathon promised to be bigger and better for its 5th year anniversary and it sure was. I started my week off with doing an interview with WGNO ABC 26 to talk about running the race in uniform and raising money for the Special Olympics. I was super nervous to be on TV especially since I was fighting a cold and felt terrible. Even with my raspy phlegm voice I managed to pull it off and get the word out. To see the interview go here: The race weekend festivities started off with the…
  • Run the Gulf Coast Half Marathon!

    Becky White
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:40 pm
    The 5th annual Gulf Coast Half Marathon will be held Sunday October 19, 2014 in Mandeville, LA. The race promises a beautiful scenic course through Fontainebleau State Park, The St. Tammany Trace, Historic Old Mandeville, and the Lake Pontchartrain Lakefront. The race is only 12 days away but you can still register. The price will increase in 5 days but you can use my discount code below for $20 off! There will be many exciting new additions to the race this year. The Gulf Coast Half Marathon is partnering with Jones Physical Therapy to present the Back 2 Back Challenge. The Jones 5K will…
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    The NFPT Blog

  • NFPT’s Annual Christmas Sale is Here!

    NFPT Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Looking to become a Certified Personal Trainer? Already are, but you want to broaden your scope of practice with quality education? Maybe you’re looking to fulfill some last minute Continuing Education Credits? Or perhaps you know a personal trainer who is need of a gift this Christmas that will truly benefit them and their career? Whatever the case may be, everyone likes a sale! And from now until the beginning of January, NFPT is giving all CPT Certification Packages, CE Courses and Specialty Courses for 30% OFF! Act now to take advantage of this amazing deal! The post NFPT’s…
  • Fitting Exercise into the Workday

    NFPT Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Many people have long workdays – in many instances bookended by long commutes – making it a challenge to devote time just to exercising on some days. Fortunately, it’s possible to incorporate some physical activity into each day of the week, even as part of a person’s regular schedule at work. The National Institute on Aging suggests the following easy tips:1 Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take a walk with co-workers during the lunch break. An exercise partner can help stick with a plan to be more active. Instead of sending an e-mail, walk down the hall and talk with a…
  • Exercising Outdoors in Cold Weather

    NFPT Staff Writer
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Cold weather doesn’t have to put the chill on your outdoor exercise plans this season. Sure, cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours can sometimes dampen one’s enthusiasm to venture into the great outdoors this season, but they don’t necessarily have to put a stop to it. Staying active during the winter is a great way to keep away the winter blues and combat cabin fever at the same time. Just ask winter sports enthusiasts who can’t wait for the mercury to drop this season! Even if participating in winter sports isn’t your cup of (hot) tea, it should be more than…
  • Teaching your Personal Training Clients to Breathe Properly

    NFPT Staff Writer
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Breathing. It’s something we all do, even though we rarely stop to think about it. In resistance exercise as in other forms of physical exertion, learning to breathe properly can make a tremendous difference in performance. The average person takes about 12,000 breaths every day. How many of those do we stop to ponder? Yet, proper breathing is a fundamental part of proper exercise form and patterns of inhalation and exhalation are well worth our attention. Learning to breathe properly during exercise can prevent dizziness during physical activity, enhance athletic performance and make for a…
  • Try the Sty: Adding Mud to your Workout

    9 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Ever heard the expression “happy as a pig in mud?” Mud adds delirium to everyone’s life – from this little piggy to that healthy human. Plus, it’s the perfect addition to any fitness regimen. Mix It Up Adventure race training that incorporates both mud and obstacles is a challenge like no other. These types of races aren’t just about speed. They’re about endurance, comradery and fun. For those who want to kick up their workout, it’s a sport that just can’t be beat. For those with a competitive streak, there is a method to mud’s madness. It’s all about an intoxicating…
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    Big Fit Deal®

  • Two Simple Steps for Surviving the Holidays

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    If I say “holiday” and “fear,” you probably think of Halloween, yah? Well, you ought to think about the end-of-year holidays, because if there’s anything the diet industry loves, it’s to work you into a paroxysm of fear over how much weight you’re going to gain over the next couple of weeks. I just saw The post Two Simple Steps for Surviving the Holidays appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Disney’s Big Mistake

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Full disclosure: I don’t watch ABC’s Once Upon A Time. But I pay attention to all sorts of pop-culture news, and yesterday a story about this show caught my eye. That’s because the show has cast an actress to play Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and in doing so they made a very big mistake. The post Disney’s Big Mistake appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Thanksgiving Challenge

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    You know those challenges that pop up now and then on social media –  ab challenge, plank challenge, push-up challenge – where you follow a monthly schedule that dares you to do more and more? The ones with pictures of how ripped and amazing your body is going to look after thirty days of hard The post Thanksgiving Challenge appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • The Spin Cycle

    17 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    Have you heard about the hot water Old Navy’s gotten themselves into in regards to their plus-size clothing pricing practices? It all started when a savvy shopper noticed that Old Navy charges more for plus-sized items than for straight-sized – for women. Men’s clothing costs the same no matter the size. Here’s an excerpt from The post The Spin Cycle appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • When Retouched Is Too Touched

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    I have a problem: While I’m all about body confidence and body love and rooting for every woman’s right to love her body no matter how far it strays from the media’s idea of perfection, I’m having a hard time swallowing even some of the plus size model’s images. I’m a graphic designer by night, The post When Retouched Is Too Touched appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
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  • A Peek Into The Healthy Life Of Shailene Woodley

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

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

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

    Namrata Diengdoh
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Name:               Jennifer Shrader Lawrence Nick Name:     Jen, JLaw DOB:                  August 15, 1990 Height:             5′ 9″ (1.80 m) Weight:            139 lbs Jennifer Lawrence better known as Katniss Everdeen, the Mockingjay of “The Hunger Games series,” got everyone awed- and- inspired with her athleticism in the movie. She is well known as a dedicated and hardworking actor who was once believed to never want to workout or diet. She loves herself for whatever she is. Well, it seems that Jennifer has started to love…
  • 5 Healthy Ways Businesses and Employees Can Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Namrata Diengdoh
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
      As I start to write this article, I would first of all like to grab this auspicious moment to wish a heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there. So, finally we are here, at that time of the year when families sit together for a turkey- focused dinner and the non- stop holiday sales. However, Thanksgiving is more than just those scrumptious dishes and beutifully thought out gifts that we receive and we all are well aware of that. With Thanksgiving the air is filled with happiness and gratitude everywhere. This is a day to celebrate and give thanks to all who are…
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    Meditation Relax Club

  • Cool Jazz Piano Bar Music – Thank You for Over 1 Million Views!

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Our youtube partner Chillout Lounge Relax has recently reached an impressive milestone on one of their videos. Getting more than 1 million views on a video is no easy feat! This cool jazz piano music video is undeniably one of the most loved on youtube. This smooth and relaxing instrumental piano music has lulled many into a state of bliss. Our followers described it as “heaven on earth”,  “soothing and inspiring”, “truly relaxing and great for reflecting about life”. All of these comments make us feel proud, and drive us to produce more free piano music you can enjoy on our…
  • 10 Funny Facts That Make You Smile

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    Is it one of those days where even just pulling a smile can be difficult? Here are 10 random funny facts that make you smile! 1) When penguins find a mate, it is for life. They propose by giving a pebble; the male penguin will search for a long time in order to find the most beautiful pebble he will gift to his lifemate. 2) Blind people smile even if they have never seen a smile before. It is a natural human expression which does not change with race or culture. You are born knowing how to smile! 3) You are made of stars. Really, everything on earth was created in a previous generation of…
  • Visual Breathing Techniques: Fun & Simple Breathing Exercises

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:55 am
    Want to relieve stress in just a couple of minutes? Here is an extremely simple breathing exercise for anxiety. Just breathe with the same rhythm as the image below, inhaling as it expands and exhaling as it contracts back. Focus on the way your diaphragm extends, and try and imagine that this is the way your body is moving. Enjoy the rhythm, and if you start to feel that your breathing gradually becomes out of sync with the image just become mindful of that sensation and slowly return to your usual breathing rate. Enjoy the movement and the movement that you yourself are able to create with…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Instrumental Mp3 of the Week – Oriental Music

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    Christmas time, holiday time and time for relaxation. Christmas holidays are outside our door so many of you will leave for a vacation or seize the opportunity to spend some days with the family, relaxing and enjoying this special time of the year. But Christmas holidays are also the occasion for visiting a spa resort or simply to dedicate some time for your wellness and care, staying at home. Not only for women, some holidays are good also for men who wants to take care of their body with some massages or beauty treatments. A spa day at home is what you deserve after several months at work,…
  • Classic Christmas Songs Candle: The Music App for your Christmas Eve!

    11 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    Looking for a relaxing soundtrack for your Christmas? Then check out Classic Christmas Songs Candle, the music app that Meditation Relax Club has helped develop! Just click on the link below and visit a whole new Christmas world, made of music and relaxation, discovering the magic of Christmas through the atmosphere created by these relaxing sounds. Liven up your frosty Christmas eve with the delicate light of a burning candle. To light the flame and start the music, just tap the screen once. To stop it and put…
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  • Underground Recipes

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

    Patrick MacKeogh
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    PALEO ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND BACON Some ideas for a Paleo Christmas…. Ingredients: 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts 2-3 tablespoons melted coconut oil Kosher salt and pepper 4 bacon slices, diced Aged balsamic vinegar (Serves 4-6 people) Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim the ends and any old outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts. Cut the sprouts in half and toss them with melted coconut oil, salt, and pepper. Dump them on a foil lined baking sheet, making sure to keep everything in one layer. Sprinkle the diced bacon over everything and pop the tray in the oven. The sprouts take…
  • Underground Recipes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    PALEO PISTACHIO-CRUSTED SALMON Ingredients: 1 (1-pound) wild king salmon fillet, skin on and pin bones removed Kosher salt Freshly-ground black pepper 3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard (I actually used the whole grain variety) 1 tablespoon chopped chives or scallions ½ cup shelled salted and dry roasted pistachios, crushed   Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel and divide the fillet into three uniform portions. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the skin, and lay it skin-side down on the parchment-lined baking…
  • Underground Recipes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:51 am
    PALEO PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED MINI FRITTATA MUFFINS   Ingredients: 4 tablespoons fat (coconut oil) ½ medium onion, finely diced 3 cloves of garlic, minced ½ pound of cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced ½ pound frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 8 large eggs ¼ cup coconut milk (the fatty stuff at the top of the can works best) 2 tablespoons of coconut flour 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved 5 ounces of Prosciutto di Parma Kosher salt Freshly ground pepper A regular 12 cup muffin tin (makes 12) Instructions: Preheat the oven to 375°F and prep the veggies. Heat half the coconut oil over…
  • Underground Recipes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
      PALEO CURRIED BEEF, BROCCOLI SLAW, & MUSHROOM FRITTATA MUFFINS   These mini form frittatas can be served as finger food at a party or stored in the fridge for a quick snack or breakfast on the go.   Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 1 heaping tablespoon of coconut oil 1 pound of mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 bag of broccoli slaw 1 pound of grass fed ground beef 1 heaping tablespoon of curry powder coconut oil spray ½ cup coconut milk 20 large eggs 5-6 tablespoons of coconut flour Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper (makes 36)   Instructions:   Preheat the oven to…
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    workout supplement reviews

  • Stimul8 Reviews (Finaflex)

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

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

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

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

  • Are You Missing Out On The Essentials? A Stretching Exercises Guide For Overexcited Gym Bugs

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

    Ashwin Kak
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    Let’s face it: Most people that engage in an exercise program do it to physically look good. Rarely do people think about the benefits beyond looking good. I’ve always favored the phrase ‘fitness and beyond’. However, I’m more passionate about that whole ‘beyond’ part and that’s what I’m going to offer you in the next few seconds. It’s time for you to get acquainted with some fitness facts and benefits of exercising that most people either don’t know about or don’t talk about. So, let’s talk about the top five things about exercise beyond just looking…
  • Review: RiteBite Max Protein Bar

    Ashwin Kak
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    I was recently contacted by Naturell (India) Pvt. Ltd., a visionary healthy lifestyle company, to try its energy packed protein bars named ‘RiteBite Max Protein’ and write a genuine review about it. So, I asked them to ship the sample right away and was convinced by the fact that it is a perfect on-the-go-snack, but I think it’s necessary to take it a step further and share my views.I always look for the best protein bar to get a quick hit of protein without having to take out my blender. While choosing a protein bar, not only is taste a critical factor, but you also want to make sure…
  • Are You Sure You’re Doing These Exercises Right?

    Ashwin Kak
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    It all starts with some basic exercises. To get the most out of these exercises, it’s important to pay attention to form and the range of motion. Everyone should be able to do these exercises as these are very beneficial and really work on the major muscle groups of your body. Yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking it is, and it’s exactly what we have been doing since the start of our exercise training program. You really need to get the maximum out of these exercises, so grab a notepad and jot down the vital points listed below.Exercise #1: Push-UpsCommon Mistake #1: One mistake…
  • Travel Down The Yoga Path For Steamy… Sex. Men Are You Listening?

    Krupesh Padave
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Peace of mind, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk of Yoga. While this might be true, the benefits of yoga extend far beyond the realm of common belief. One such realm is the beloved bedroom (for obvious reasons).Even if your thoughts conjure up images of perfectly chiseled bodies carved out in the gym rumbling between the sheets, the truth to having great sex is far off from the outer appearances. And, this is where yoga scores brownie points. Read on to know why.Boosts Staying PowerIt has been the bane of men for centuries. This very issue has given men sleepless nights in the…
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    Deadlift Workouts - #1 Deadlifting Resource!

  • Train Like A Strongman Series – Brian Shaw’s Full Strength Workout Routine

    14 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    If you haven’t seen Brian Shaw yet, then you have been missing out on this 400 lb mammoth! The guy is like a Kodiak bear, (no joke!) standing at almost 7’0 tall and weighing in at a whopping 430 lbs. The guy can literally bench press, squat & deadlift your whole family in a minivan.Below is the strongman’s workout designed specifically to build strength & power for every one of his strongman competitions. As always with every workout routine, consult your doctor if your healthy enough to engage in vigorous exercise. We are not responsible nor claim to be…
  • Watch WWE Superstar Antonio Cesaro Deadlift 500 LBS With Mark Bell

    6 Dec 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Antonio Cesaro has taken the WWE by storm since his debut. He’s brought relevance to the United States Championship again, and he’s becoming one of the most impressive in-ring Superstars in recent history.Here is 7 facts about Cesaro that you probably never knew or heard of courtesy of the Bleacher Report:He Once Held a Giant Swing for 100 RotationsHe Tagged with Kassius OhnoHe Once Competed as ‘Very Mysterious Ice CreamHe Trains Other WrestlersOnce Billed from the United Bank of SwitzerlandHas Competed in over 10 Different OrganizationsHas a Long History with Ring…
  • Start Building Deadlift Strength This Thanksgiving With This 6 Week Workout Program

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Happy Thanksgiving people!!During the holidays, we know gyms close early and some are closed completely. Most “normal” people take this as an excuse not to train. Well guess what? We are not normal…no. We train harder, faster & stronger than anyone out there.Hell, if gyms are closed, we start doing pull-ups on the monkey bars at our local park. Or maybe you grab some sandbags and run like the wind. If you are really badass, you go to your local Big 5 and do a full body workout in the fitness equipment aisle.Aside from the wondrous Thanksgiving day, here is a brief…
  • Deadlift & Squat Powerbuilding Workout – Strength & Size Focused

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:24 pm
    If you are like us, you love to go balls to the wall in attempts to pull mad weight like a boss. Being able to rip off 600 lbs like a Germainian gorilla is like the ultimate test of manhoodian. You know that feeling you get after you fully max out your energy and your at the point of where your soul enters the 5th dimension. Well that is one of the mysteries of life unsolved; however, the mystery of training for strength & training to build massive muscle is not. Enter the wonderful world of powerbuilding, a hybrid training method designed by the gods of iron. The workout outlined below…
  • Deadlift Strength Training Workout Video (Build Size & Strength In ONE Workout!)

    4 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Another awesome video by Vince Delmonte showing you how it is done with the deadlift. The workout you are about to see is not staged and should not be attempted by those who are under 18 and without professional supervision. These are not actors depicted in the video. These stunts are real….Here is the workout routine:Snatch Grip Deadlifts – 2×5 41 X 0 Tempo 6 second pause at all 3 positionsSnatch Grip Deadlifts on Floor – 2×4 30 X 20 Tempo 2 second pause 2″ off the floorClean Grip Deficit Deadlifts – 2×3 31 X 0 Tempo 8 second eccentric on last…
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • Minimizing Fitness Losses During an Exercise Hiatus

    Dr. Mercola
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Whether the glitch is a change in your work schedule, a family crisis, or an injury that keeps you out of the gym for a while, there are things you can do to minimize loss of your hard-earned physical conditioning. Even with the best of intentions, we all have times when life gets in the way of sticking with our fitness routines. Sometimes, it's just a temporary dip in motivation that gets in the way, in which case there are strategies for addressing this as well. Some deconditioning is unavoidable when you take an "exercise hiatus," but how much ground you lose depends on a…
  • Can Exercise Be Replaced with a Supplement?

    Dr. Mercola
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Exercise is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. It's particularly important for controlling your blood sugar and normalizing your insulin levels, which is critical if you want to normalize your weight and maintain optimal health. Based on the principle of following ancestral practices, it is important to understand that our genetics and biochemistry are optimized for consistent regular movement, and failure to provide that will result in disability and disease. When done correctly, exercise can oftentimes act as a substitute for some of the most common drugs used for…
  • Why Aren't Shoes Preventing Running Injuries?

    Dr. Mercola
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Nearly 30 million Americans ran at least 50 times in 2012,1 signifying just how popular this exercise has become for fitness, sport, and simply as a pastime. Yet, with the repetitive nature of the activity, along with the force of impact on your joints, bones, muscles, and tendons (up to five times your body weight) with each stride, the injury rate is high. Research shows that the main risk factor increasing your risk of suffering a running-related injury is a previous injury in the last 12 months.2 Perhaps surprisingly if you’ve ever visited a sporting goods store and…
  • The Pros and Cons of Free Weights versus Resistance Machines

    Dr. Mercola
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Regardless of your age or gender, you’d be wise to incorporate some form of strength training into your fitness regimen. And it actually gets even more important the older you get. With good muscle tone, you’ll be better able to perform everyday activities like climbing stairs and getting out of a chair, as you age. Strength training also benefits your: Body composition and gene expression Blood glucose control and blood lipids Blood pressure Bone density Cardiorespiratory fitness and aerobic capacity The fitness industry divides exercise into two categories: anaerobic and…
  • 5 Benefits of Doing Planks

    Dr. Mercola
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola With exercise, sometimes the simplest of movements result in the greatest gains to your fitness, and this is certainly the case with planks. To do a plank, you hold your body (the trunk portion) off the ground, making sure to hold it in a straight line. If you’ve never tried one, a plank may look easy, almost too easy to be beneficial, but this is deceiving. While getting into the proper form is straightforward, holding the position takes strength and endurance in your abs, back, and core. The plank is one of the best exercises for core conditioning but it also works your…
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    How To Gain Weight

  • The Secret To Growing Big Inside And Out

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

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Humor is a powerful thing. The person who wields it can change the moods of the people around him just by using a simple word or phrase. Humor can serve as a tremendous weapon, one that can circumvent the outer defenses of others and capture hearts and minds. It has the ability to speak to people’s inner emotions and provoke a physical reaction. This reaction is called laughter. The Ancients recognized the power that humor has and used it to their advantage. Catulus, a Roman prosecutor was once challenged by one of his opponents: “Why are you barking, catule?” “Because…
  • What You Can Learn About Humor From Chris Rock

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Being funny is a very important asset that you need to have. However not everyone knows how to deliver a joke properly. I recently read a great book on this titled “Comedy Writing Secrets” by Melvin Helitzer. In the book, Helitzer breaks down the anatomy of humor. He does this by using what he calls the THREES formula: Target Hostility Realism Exaggeration Emotion Surprise Helitzer writes that humor is often criticism and that’s why it has a target. This can be a person, place, thing or basically anything. We all have some bad feelings towards some things. With humor you can…
  • Top 12 Exercises That Must Be Part Of Your Routine

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Your lifting routine should ideally consist of a few basic exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. If you want to bulk up, gain weight and just gain loads of muscle, then your training needs to be focused. If you are a beginner or an intermediate lifter, forget about isolation exercises for now (you can add them once you are on the upper intermediate or advanced level) and just focus on a few key exercises. These should be heavy compound multi-joint exercises that recruit muscles from various parts of your body and work the entire muscle chain. However you should also…
  • The Original PUA: Learn To Pick Up Chicks The Way The Ancient Romans Did

    5 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Way before Mystery, Style and Tyler Durden, even millenia before Don Juan and Casanova, there was Ovid and his “Ars Amatoria”, which could be translated into English as “The Art of Love”. This was the premier textbook of Ancient Rome on how to pick up women. It’s jam packed with such golden nuggets of wisdom as: “take care that your breath is sweet, and don’t go about reeking like a billy-goat” and “Don’t judge a woman by candle-light, it’s deceptive.” The manual consists of 3 books, the first dealing with how to pick up…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Healthier Drink Recipe: Sparkling Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail

    Anytime Fitness
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Discover how delicious this holiday drink is. With just three simple ingredients, some bubbles, and a lot of holiday flavor it'll be a hit at your holiday get-togethers. The post Healthier Drink Recipe: Sparkling Cranberry Cinnamon Cocktail appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Rekindle Your Love For Cardio With This Treadmill Workout

    Luke Andrus
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Get in the gym, get on the treadmill, and get ready for this awesome and unique treadmill workout! The post Rekindle Your Love For Cardio With This Treadmill Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Holiday Recipe: Strawberry-Coconut Santa Hats

    Cassie Johnston
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cute, festive, and healthy? It's possible with these strawberry-coconut santa hats—your new favorite holiday pitch-in contribution! The post Holiday Recipe: Strawberry-Coconut Santa Hats appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Team Up This Holiday With Our Buddy Workout

    Luke Andrus
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This holiday season grab a friend and head to the gym for this awesome buddy workout. You'll love how this makes gym time fly by! The post Team Up This Holiday With Our Buddy Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Anytime Fitness Employees’ Favorite Holiday Travel Essentials

    Erin Klegstad
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you are traveling this holiday season, don't forget to make your list and check it twice. Here are some of our favorite holiday travel essentials. The post Anytime Fitness Employees’ Favorite Holiday Travel Essentials appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Intuitive Eating - Learning to Love Food Again

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    A few weeks ago, I touched on something important that has been happening around here…no longer focusing on any macronutrient, just eating my 9 servings of freggies and eating intuitively. I realized this was a huge topic and reached out to the very smart Sports Dietitan Kristina LaRue to help define it and give some tips! Intuitive eating is a way of eating that gives your body the power to determine what, when, and how much when it comes to food. It’s that quality that we were all born with but somewhere along the way lost it—whether you find yourself too busy to slow down to eat…
  • Honolulu Marathon Review - That was different

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:49 am
    Let me start by saying, I wouldn't have changed a thing about our entire Hawaii trip…but the truth is I would have gone in with my eyes a little more wide-open in terms of what to expect. We had an amazing time, but part of a marathon is being mentally prepared and so that's why I'm sharing what I wish we'd have known. Everything about this race was unique; I think that's a fair word to use. This was the 42nd running of the Honolulu Marathon which is often billed as one of the top 10 marathons in the world…thus my expectations of organization and finisher swag was pretty high. Let’s go…
  • Post marathon goals - What’s next {TomTom Giveaway}

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    As many of you know the Honolulu marathon this weekend is not my goal race, it’s a race all about getting Jodi across her very first marathon finish line as part of the 26 Strong program.Which means I’ve been hinting at what’s next, but have yet to announce anything so here goes….I have no idea.No really, I have three options and I’m waiting to see how my body feels after Honolulu to decide:Option A: Complete my first Ultra in January {the marathon becomes a great training run}Option B: Go after a marathon PR in January {the marathon becomes a great practice run}Option C: Knee…
  • Honolulu Marathon - The short and sweet of 26.2

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Marathon number 8 was a whole new experience for me. I have never run with someone that far.I have never paced someone on their first.I never use run/walk.I never wear a knee brace. It was amazing. No that's too dull a word to encapsulate the day.Walking to the start line at 4 am with 8 other Saucony 26 strong teams felt surreal. As did the moment 4 of us peed in the bushes at the start line just as the fireworks were ready to kick off. :)OUR RACEI'll talk about the Honolulu marathon itself in another post because oh do I have some thoughts on it. We started with Jodi's intervals of 6:1…
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    The Supplementality

  • 8 Muscle Building Foods You Need in Your Diet

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

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

    The Supplementality
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
    We are in a never-ending quest to up the ante in our workouts. Whether you are looking for an explosive, vein popping pump or want to increase your cardiovascular endurance, an effective nitric oxide booster may be just the supplement you need to jump start your training. What is nitric oxide? Nitric oxide, commonly referred to as NO, is a naturally produced gas in our bodies formed from the amino acid L-Arginine, commonly found in foods such as turkey, spinach, and many crustaceans. Nitric oxide is responsible for the circulation of blood between various vital organs in our bodies. For…
  • 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)                   BSN NO Xplode 2.0 Effectiveness (4.5) 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 the best…
  • 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…
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    Profound Health

  • Mucuna pruriens - a dangerous supplement

    Maffew James
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    [1] Mucuna pruriens is a natural health supplement that is beginning to receive more attention these days. This is because whilst the supplement is completely natural, it has a powerful effect on the mind and body due to its L-dopa content. This makes it potentially beneficial in the treatment of conditions like Parkinson's disease, but dangerous for the treatment of other conditions or home
  • 65 Tips to supercharge your health and fitness

    Maffew James
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:47 am
    Switch to lean meat Sit down often Take care of your joints See a chiropractor Take glucosamine Quit your job Cut down on stress Drink more water Listen to music Reduce caffeine intake ...but enjoy a cup of coffee Get enough iron and zinc Add black pepper to food Get enough calcium Lose weight Exercise daily Perform gentle cardio Eat blueberries Cook with coconut oil Avoid trans fats Eat good
  • 65 Tips to supercharge your health and fitness

    Maffew James
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:47 am
    Get more sleep Avoid light before you go to bed Avoid eating before bed time Relax before bed Take a multivitamin Start the day with gentle exercise Drink mineral water Eat more protein Fidget to burn calories Drink a glass of orange juice Choose low GI foods Try basmati rice Eat yogurt as a snack Try HIIT training Eat oily fish Drink red wine Drink less alcohol Watch cholesterol and blood
  • The 5 best sources of protein

    Maffew James
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    Protein does a lot for your body. More than many people realise in fact. Whilst everyone knows that protein is necessary for muscle growth, a lot of people don't know how vital it is to the growth, maintenance, and general health of the body as a whole. Not only is a good daily intake of protein required for muscle gains to occur, but it is also required for the production of neurotransmitters;
  • How you can help fight antibiotic resistance

    Maffew James
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    The advent of antibiotics was a revolution in healthcare, and likewise, the gradual loss of their effectiveness is possibly the most frightening situation to find ourselves in. The conquest of bacterial infections is over, and the bacteria have turned the tide and come up victorious. Worst of all, we're all to blame because we've all unwittingly played a part in antibiotic resistance. When
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    The Tree of Health

  • Mulled Fresh Juice

    Mark Andrews
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    With the festive season here, why not treat yourself to an alcohol free mulled fresh juice. Continue reading →
  • Stir Fry Soup

    Mark Andrews
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:26 am
    Who'd have thought! This is a lovely, heart warming soup that started off life as a stir fry, and evolved into something much nicer! Continue reading →
  • Bostin’ Bean Burgers

    Mark Andrews
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A burger begging to be eaten, these delicious bean burgers will have you wanting more. Continue reading →
  • Fruit and Veg – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Did you know that some fruits and veggies are better than others? Check out the good, bad and ugly right here.. Continue reading →
  • More Raw

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    More RAW! You are what you eat. Increasing the amount of raw, plant based food in your diet will help supercharge your body now and in the future! Continue reading →
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    Sai Fitness Tips

  • What Causes Sciatica Pain? What are the Natural Treatments?

    2 Dec 2014 | 9:14 pm
    In the layman language, osteoporosis means porous bones. Those who suffer from osteoporosis have brittle bones and likely to vulnerable to bone fractures. However, there are several people who suffer from spine osteoporosis with varying degree of severity. But, these people never come to know that they are suffering from this disease. What Causes Osteoporosis ...
  • How to Stay Young For a Long Time?

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    You know what? The best things in the life come free… and sometimes very cheap. A few of the anti-aging solutions are indeed the best yet the cheapest and absolutely safe. To keep yourself younger for a long time, there are certain tips that you need to follow. Here is a quick check. Get Your ...
  • Get Sexy Cheeks by Losing Cheek Fat Effectively in 6 Simple Steps

    28 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    If you tried out several things, but have failed to lose cheek fat effectively, you need to follow certain steps. When you grow old, chubby cheeks would be obviously the last thing that you want. But, if you have chubby cheeks that hamper your good looks, need not worry. To have a slimmer face with ...
  • How to Get Rid of Back Pain Successfully?

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:33 pm
    There can be many causes of back pain. It may be caused due to sleeping on a mattress that is either too soft or old or it may be due to bad spinal disk. However, there may be some other causes that did not fall into the above categories. If your back pain continues to ...
  • Explore the 5 Health Benefits of Tongue Kissing

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Tongue kissing ignites your passion. Right? It is downright romantic and keeps the fire of love alive. But, do you know that tongue-kissing has certain health benefits also, which are hard to ignore? So, the next time you are in for a smooching session, you would be more motivated. Here are the 5 health benefits ...
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  • How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

    Amber Russell
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    An indoor herb garden is an easy and inexpensive way to bring some greenery into your home and some flavor onto your plate. There are many different kinds of herbs to choose from, some are better suited for growing indoors than others. What’s great is that they are quite easy to care for, as long as you have the right amount of lighting and keep the watering to a minimum. Herbs are an excellent way to add a little extra flavor to any dish. Not only do they enhance the taste, they will also benefit your health. For example, chewing on fennel seeds aids in relieving indigestion and also helps…
  • How to Hike With Your Dog & Make Them Carry All Your Stuff

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ever since I’ve gotten my first dog, I’ve wanted to get her a dog hiking pack. Dixie is energetic and loves to sniff out anything she can. This means she gets hot and thirsty pretty fast. Usually I carry water for her, until that is, Kurgo reached out to me. Yes I’d love to try your dog hiking pack! I immediately thought of all the fun things I could put in there. Specifically bricks. Loads and loads of bricks. She’d get tired if she was loaded down with bricks right? The only time I’ve seen Dixie tired while we’re out and about was at the tail-end of a…
  • Over 30? Here’s How To Run Your First Race

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Running a long distance race is more than just having a physically-able body. In fact, without having a strong, positive mindset during and before the run, it can be the most strenuous, difficult task you ever set out to achieve. Oftentimes, it can be the people who stop in the middle of a race, or don’t even attempt the race who have a weak mindset (just to clarify: this isn’t always the case). Here’s a list of different ways you can have a positive mindset when running a race; whether it be for a marathon, half marathon, or even triathlon (or training for a race). Let’s find…
  • Zumba: Will You Let It Move You?

    Angie Pettersen
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you’ve probably heard the buzz at your local gym or seen the 8am infomercials- but what is Zumba really? Zumba is a mix of Latin rhythms and aerobic fitness and will have you dripping in sweat by the end of the hour. Don’t let the hootin’ and hollerin’ scare you! Zumba classes are high energy and cater to all ages and all fitness levels. Want to go to a workout class where you’re having so much fun that you fail to realize you just did 200 squats? Then Zumba is for you! Zumba is great for weight loss because it is not only a killer cardio workout, but also works in strengthening…
  • How To Eat And Not Get Fat During Christmas

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Disclaimer: You won’t “get fat” just from one holiday, though your negative self talk might make you feel that way! For years I struggled with the Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays. During this time, I was really trying hard to control what I was eating in attempts to lose weight. And during the holidays, all hell would break loose. I’m serious. I’d try to eat super healthy, which in reality meant “not enough.” And of course, because I wasn’t eating enough, the temptation of all those wonderful Christmas treats was too strong to stand against.
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    Dayne Hudson
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Can you gain muscle and lose fat at the same time? Everyone loves the thought of it and the good news is, it IS possible, just not for all of us. Let's take a look at the evidence.Tags: NutritionTraining

    Dayne Hudson
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Let me ask you something... Are you keen on fat loss, optimal health, a solid immune system and a great looking physique? If the answer is "yes" then you best keep reading! There are few foods that tick all the boxes when it comes to the promotion of all these three and the good news is that turkey is one of them. Tags: Nutrition

    Dayne Hudson
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:49 pm
    PART 1 OF THIS ARTICLE: THE DIFFERENT SUPERSETS FOR MUSCLE GAINS So now that you know the different types of supersets to implement into your training, let's now take a look at the science behind supersets to get an idea of just how they help us in the quest for more mass.Tags: Training

    Dayne Hudson
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Supersets are a great way to spice up training in the quest for new muscle growth. Just like a new sauce on your steak, a change to your route to work - variety really is the spice of life and it's really no different in the world of fitness. As you may or may not know, a superset is when you perform one set, immediately followed by another set, with little to no rest (1). You might be targetting the same muscle group or even a different one.Tags: Training

    Dayne Hudson
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    The world of fat loss and calories, although quite simple is still somewhat complex! You hear me talk about calories in vs calories out, which in it's simple sense is the way forward for either weight loss or muscle gain (and if you really get it right, you can gain muscle with limited fat!)Tags: Nutrition
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    Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable

  • Infographic: Natural Rehab in Your Kitchen

    Kingsley Felix
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Did you know that juicing can do a lot more than the all-important job of providing additional vitamins, minerals and nutrients to your body? Yes, you read that right, because juicing can help you if you are trying to kick the drug and alcohol habit, just like so many of us are trying to achieve […]
  • Health Benefits of Natural and Organic Lifestyle

    Ariel Bellamy
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:04 pm
    We all know it’s so easy to stray from a healthy diet, or to skip just one day of our fitness plan, or to just eat one more cookie that ends tasting not sweet, but bittersweet. Then we choose to soothe our guilty conscience by adhering to another set of healthier choices, stay by our […]
  • 7 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Health Resolutions

    Karleia Steiner
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    New Year’s resolutions are starting up again, and people are especially concerned about their health this season. The necessary changes are tough to handle, but they are crucial for livelihood, well-being and confidence. This is why the urge to give up must be resisted. To help, here is a guide to illuminate how you can […]
  • How to get Healthy for the New Year

    Kingsley Felix
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    Even though the holiday season is a time of year filled with joy and happiness, it can be quite depressing when you get on the scales or look in the mirror after all that festive food. Therefore, several New Year’s resolutions are usually geared towards losing weight, getting fitter and becoming healthier. Seeing as this […]
  • Tips for Travelling with a Wheelchair

    Kingsley Felix
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    Going on holiday should be fun for everyone, able-bodied or wheelchair-bound. Today, travel companies really do endeavour to make it this way, but for people with disabilities, there are still a number of challenges that only we face. Despite major improvements in accessibility, there are a lot of things to think about before flying away […]
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    JLL Fitness

  • Cyclers, know your vitamins!

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

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

    Sarah Fisher
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:25 am
    When recovering from a knee injury many Physio Therapists will encourage you to use an exercise bike as part of your recovery. That is because it is the most common piece of fitness equipment available in physiotherapy centres across the U.K as this machine can help to increase and restore the knee joints range of movement, improve the stability of the knee joint, strengthen the muscles around the knee, decrease or eliminate pain and prevent the re occurrence of an injury. How does a stationary exercise bike help with Physical therapy? Cycling is a low impact non weight bearing exercise that…
  • Why do you need a slow start up speed on a Home Treadmill?

    Sarah Fisher
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    There are a lot of varying brands of home treadmills on the market today and each comes with its own selling point. It can be hard to choose a machine especially if it is going to be used by multiple people in the household. One specification that can sometimes get over looked is the start up speed. It is such an important part of your treadmill however it is something that we take for granted. How is a slow start up speed safe on a treadmill? By opting for a treadmill with a slow start up speed you will find that once it is switched on the belt will start to move smoothly there is no sudden…
  • Using a Weight Bench as part of your Weight Training at Home

    Sarah Fisher
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    A weight bench is a great accessory to have to help guide you with your posture, technique and breathing whilst working out with your weights. A weight bench can help teach you the basic principles of weight training without the worry of falling over it will also help to prevent you from using the momentum of the body when performing exercise such as bicep curls. How to get the most from your weight bench? By using a weight bench to help you with your weight training you can target different muscles depending on the degree of the bench. By inclining the weight bench by just a few degrees will…
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  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Dealing with the Holiday Season

    Andrea Oh
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Dealing with the Holiday Season appeared first on with the Holiday SeasonIn this week’s episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( get into the holiday spirit and discuss the dreaded holiday “trifecta” of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  They discuss the challenges they (and their clients) face during the holiday season when it comes to the pressures of partaking in the abundance of…
  • Burning Calories Over the Holidays

    Andrea Oh
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    The post Burning Calories Over the Holidays appeared first on Burning Calories Over the Holidays from TodaysFitnessTrainerHave you ever wondered how many calories you consume during the holidays … and how many you need to burn to avoid gaining weight? If you’ve worked hard enough (and burned enough calories) at the gym you’ll maintain your weight.  If not … you end up starting the new year with yet ANOTHER resolution to lose the holiday weight!Unless you’re a total recluse (and never leave your house) it’s incredibly hard to avoid…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | “Unique” Tools In Our Tool Belt

    Andrea Oh
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | “Unique” Tools In Our Tool Belt appeared first on“Unique” Tools In Our Tool BeltIn this week’s episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( provide some insight on some of the unique tools they have in their arsenal to help their clients and athletes get results.  And … these are your typical pieces of exercise equipment and standard issue dumbbells!  We’re talking HALO, TRX Suspension and…
  • Active Aging, Fitness and Exercise

    Andrea Oh
    29 Nov 2014 | 11:21 pm
    The post Active Aging, Fitness and Exercise appeared first on we get older, we want to live longer and healthier livesIf you’re human, you are most likely concerned with living a long and healthy life.  It doesn’t matter where you live, your gender, or how old you are now, you (at the very least) think about making smart lifestyle choices and living a good quality of life … for a long time.  In a nutshell, we all think about “active aging” (also the healthy aging definition).The aging population (defined as those 60 years of…
  • Ten Ways to Prevent the “Nasty” Holiday Bulge

    Andrea Oh
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 am
    The post Ten Ways to Prevent the “Nasty” Holiday Bulge appeared first on Ten Ways to Prevent the “Nasty” Holiday Bulge from TodaysFitnessTrainerThe last few months of the year marks the beginning of an epic battle for those of us working towards a personal fitness goal … “The Battle of the Bulge”. Thanksgiving (whether it’s celebrated in October or November) triggers a series of events known for their excessive calorie consumption, high stress levels and ability to distract even the most devout gym member. In the…
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • P90X DAY 28 - 31: Yoga, Chest/Back, and Plyo

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

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

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

    3 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
      CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. AND MY BEACHBODY MESSAGEBOARD THREAD FOR TUESDAY 12/2/14Today was supposed to be Chest/Shoulders/Triceps, but since I'm not great at following directions:I decided to make another adjustment to my schedule. So, I pushed THAT workout off a day and did Yoga and Ab Ripper X instead.As I mentioned adnauseum, part of sticking with any sort of program, is finding a way to make it work for you. Trial and Error. Blah blah blah.Part…
  • P90X DAY 21: Yoga and My Crock Pot

    2 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
      CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. AND MY BEACHBODY MESSAGEBOARD THREAD FOR MONDAY 12/1/14Today was supposed to be my rest day, but I got in some Ab Ripper X and a half hour of Yoga. I do Yoga in my Office right after work. I find mentally it's easier to get out of the way doing it that way, and when I'm done, I no longer feel like punching a wall after a LONG LONG LONG day of work. I was also all proud of myself because I put together a healthy meal in the…
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  • Karan Singh Grover Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    14 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    The heartthrob Karan Singh Grover is very well known for his sculpted physique and muscular body. Having being quoted as the “Salman Khan” of Indian television he makes sure to live upto that in any way possible. His mantra towards a healthy lifestyle is to have a healthy mind and body and working out rejuvenates […]
  • John Cena Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    John Cena the 10 times WWE champion and 2 time World heavyweight champion who got his first weightlifting bench as a Christmas present when he was only 12 years old. His height is 6’1” and now weighs 240 lbs. He made his debut in 2001 and since then has held 19 titles. He started with […]
  • Kurt Angle Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Kurt Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1968. He is a well known American professional wrestler and a former Olympic gold medalist.  Kurt always wanted to be a professional wrestler and took part in many amateur wrestling competitions during high school and college. He competed in 1996 Summer Olympics and won gold […]
  • Rob Van Dam Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Robert Alex Szatkowski aka Rob Van Dam (RVD) was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on December 18, 1970. Rob is an American professional wrestler presently signed to WWE. Rob is one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE. He has won a total of 21 championships and is the only wrestler to have won the […]
  • Ryback Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Born on November 10, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada Ryan Reeves is a Professional American wrestler. Popularly known by his ring name Ryback, Ryan is signed by WWE in 2005. He participated in “WWE Tough Enough 4” in 2004 and although he was voted out he impressed WWE officials and they signed him to a […]
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Holiday Helping

    Jennifer Blake
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    “Happy holidays/May the merry bells keep ringing/Happy holidays to you!” Growing up, my dad put my favorite of all Christmas crooners, Bing Crosby, on our record player (record player!) every year around this time. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting bitten by the holiday spirit and I can feel the enthusiasm spreading even to my workouts. I’ve got another bodyweight circuit for you, but even without weights it is not to be underestimated. I find the stringing of Bear Crawls after Cossack Squats to be especially pleasing. I don’t know if you’ll be…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Up and Over

    Jennifer Blake
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:47 pm
    It’s that time of year again where, for a lot of us, our schedules are nothing but go, go, go. And that’s fine, but our bodies will be a lot happier come January 1st if we still take time to put our muscles to the test, and our mindset will be more set if we get some sweat on our skin.  This bodyweight workout is just what you need to keep your body on track and you head on straight over the crazy holiday season. For this one, all you need is your bod and a workout timer. If jumping isn’t your bag, sub in alternating reverse lunges or bodyweight squats. If you’re…
  • 3 Deadlifts for a Stronger Low Back and Better Glutes

    Jen Sinkler
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    There are three things that can turn somebody’s day (maybe even life) around: ’80s love ballads. Bangs. (My training partners call these “PR bangs.” I’m sure it’s a coincidence that whenever a member of our team cuts bangs she starts killing her lifts — or is it??) Deadlifts. Am I joking? Ehhh, I might not be. No other lift offers so many variations or allows you to straight-up move more weight than the deadlift. Even those who struggle with back issues can make the deadlift a friendly, painless, and beneficial lift. (While, of course, respecting the…
  • 4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

    Jen Sinkler
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    I’ve been on the road a lot lately, with my travels involving pinging around the States from California to Texas to Philly, to just wrapping up an absolutely outstanding 10-day excursion to Ecuador. Each trip was eye-opening in its own way and each one gelled perfectly with my favorite mantra by Albert Einstein: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning.” While in California, I was lucky to lift and learn from (I was in straight-up student mode and it was wonderful) some of the most elite coaches and athletes…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Deadliest Circuit

    Jennifer Blake
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Technology these days: I knew my phone was really starting to get me when it stopped trying to autocorrect “deadlifts” to “deadliest”. “Yes, I really am talking about deadlifts!” Today’s challenge workout is paying tribute to Apple engineers who lift — they exist, I know they do! —  and want to correct this mistake. One of the best things about deadlifts, besides the fact that they will make you the strongest version of you, is that no matter how you spell it — sumo, suitcase, or Romanian — there is a variation for everybody…
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    Jane's Best Fitness

  • 5 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail

    Jane McCafferty
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you are reading this, you are either going on a diet, just got off a failed diet, or thinking about a new diet to try. Let’s face it-the concept of failure is not exactly a strange concept when diets are concerned. Indeed, it comes with the territory. Most people who get on a diet […] The post 5 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • The Missing Ingredient in Most Diet Plans

    Jane McCafferty
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Did you know that the global diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry? At numerous points from Manhattan to Manila and from Toronto to Timbuktu, diet products, whether in the form of pills, capsules, powders, dietary shakes, or books, are bought, sold, and championed. After all this annual activity, are people any slimmer? Sadly, no. […] The post The Missing Ingredient in Most Diet Plans appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • The Real Reason Why Low Carb Diets Work

    Jane McCafferty
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s been over a decade since the wildly popular Atkins entered the American popular imagination. Back in 2000 to 2005, it seemed like everyone and his dog was on a low-carb diet. All sorts of otherwise sugar- or starch-intensive snacks and meals were rolled out in low-carb versions. TV talk shows frequently mentioned low-carb diet […] The post The Real Reason Why Low Carb Diets Work appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Fat: Not the Dietary Evil You Thought It Was

    Jane McCafferty
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Starting in the early 70s, there was a tidal wave of bad news hitting the popular media regarding the evils of fat. Study after study suggested that there was a link between high fat diets and diabetes, heart disease, and some other health problems. It seemed that subsequent studies just reinforced the earlier studies that […] The post Fat: Not the Dietary Evil You Thought It Was appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • How to Eat Like a Horse and Still Stay Trim

    Jane McCafferty
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Ever notice that some people manage to eat a ton of food but still manage to look trim, slim, and oh-so-sexy? Ever notice that some people seem to be snacking all the time but they still have very narrow waistlines and toned physiques?  Have you ever wondered how some people eat and eat without blowing […] The post How to Eat Like a Horse and Still Stay Trim appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
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    Travel Strong

  • 6 Awesome Arm Exercises You Can Do Without Weights

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

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

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

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

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Recently, I posted on Twitter and Facebook asking about calorie counting. Here’s what I wrote: Do you count calories? Is it worth the effort?? I want to know what YOU think! For one reason or another, calorie counting is something that people tend to feel very strongly about, and as expected, I got lots of […] The post Does Calorie Counting Work? appeared first on Travel Strong.
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    Challenge Away

  • Challenges Are Fun…

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    I’ve had a lot of fun doing challenges over the last year. I’m still planning on doing more challenges and writing about them. Right now, I’m working on some projects (mostly regarding guitar playing and teaching), writing for publications, and enjoying my life. When I find a challenge is worthwhile, I’ll pass it along. If you enjoy my writing, feel free to check out my personal blog at It’s a place for random thoughts, experiences, and it will become an archive for my work. The post Challenges Are Fun… appeared first on Challenge Away.
  • The No Complaints Challenge

    10 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Well, this one will be fun. I borrowed this one from best selling author, Neil Strauss. I will warn you, this one will probably cost you some money. But like anything in life if you don’t have skin in the game, it won’t really make an impact on you. Preparing for the No Complaints Challenge Start by going to a store or the bank. Get ten to twenty dollars in single dollar bills (or equivalent currency). Try to get the crispest freshest ones, mostly because they just feel cool and smell amazing. Now, that you have your stack or roll, go on about your day but be wary that each time…
  • The Gratitude Challenge

    26 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Have you ever felt disappointed that your life wasn’t as good as your friends’ on Facebook? Maybe you’re not driving your dream car or living in the house you want. Life is tough… [/sarcasm] More than likely if you’re reading this on your iPhone or anywhere other than the library, you’re living above what the government has designated as the “poverty line” and you probably have some employable skills that are valuable to others. Hey, you can at least read. It’s easy to overlook the blessings in your life. I don’t want this post to be…
  • A Simple Challenge That Will Bring On Instant Anxiety

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” -Jerry Seinfeld This one is going to really push you. I’m not sure the evolutionary psychological origin of the fear of public speaking. I’m guessing it has something to do with the primitive tribal mentality. If you made a fool out of yourself in front of you tribe you might have been ostracized and forced to live…
  • The New Food Challenge

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
      Quick, what’s your favorite food? Do you remember when you first tried it? Probably not. I’m guessing it’s been your favorite food for a long, long time. I grew up a pretty picky eater. The cuisine in central Wisconsin consisted of cheese, bratwurst, cheese curds, frozen pizza, spaghetti, mashed potatoes, and cheese. Pretty adventurous, eh? As a youngster I found myself in the proverbial pocket. I knew I liked chicken tenders and french fries. So, why try anything else when I went to restaurants? I may have only had one chance a month to dine-out. Why screw it up…
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    Fitness 4 Home Superstore

  • Picking Home Fitness Equipment Can Be Fun

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    Before you can set up your home gym, you need to select the individual components that will make up your home fitness area. In other words, you will need to go home fitness equipment shopping. If you like shopping, you may not be quite so scared off by the prospect of browsing for home gym equipment—at least, not at first. Those who tend to dislike shopping in general will of course likely dread this process before it even starts. Fortunately, there are some ways to make this process a bit less painful. Most important: you must focus on the end result, and view this shopping process as one…
  • Workout Tip: Be Strategic with Supplements

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    For many people, nutritional supplements are an essential part of their fitness and workout routine. These supplements come in a wide range of types, but mainly are used to provide you with essential nutritional elements. This is especially important if you need to compensate for a special diet that may be lacking in certain nutritional areas, or if you are maintaining a strenuous or demanding fitness routine which considerably increases the dietary demands on your body. These supplements can also ensure you have enough fuel to carry you through your exercise routine. An individual approach…
  • Healthy Recipe: Warm Greek Quinoa Salad

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Quinoa is known as one of the healthiest foods you can incorporate into your diet. Some even rave so much about its impressive nutritional powers that they have dubbed it a superfood. This healthy recipe is a fast and easy way to put a new and delicious twist on quinoa. This is a light yet surprisingly filling dish that would make for a great lunch, late afternoon/evening snack or pre-dinner appetizer (depending on the portion size). It is filled with nutritious and flavor-packed veggies, and it is also quick to prepare. Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive…
  • Enjoy the Benefits of Working Out at Home

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    We all know the many reasons why we should get enough exercise and stay physically fit. But actually making that happen doesn’t always seem so easy. For many of us, there are plenty of obstacles (and, let’s face it, often a number of excuses) that stand in our way. Gyms can be inconvenient One of the most common issues is lack of time. This is even more difficult when you need to make trips back and forth to the gym. Depending on your location, the best gym in the area may be quite a distance away and may not have convenient hours that work well with your schedule. The harder and more…
  • How to Care for Your Home Gym Equipment

    15 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Home fitness equipment is usually an important purchase. It’s something you buy for a critical purpose, one that is highly relevant in your life—such as getting in better shape or improving your health. That means this equipment is something valuable to you, and you want to ensure that it stays in the best possible condition, so it can work at the optimum level and last as long as it can. These items often have a considerable cost, as well, so you want to get the maximum return on your investment. And you can’t do that if the equipment is broken or not being kept in good condition. The…
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    Yoga - 42Yogis

  • Yogi Profile: Alanna Zabel

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    I would like to introduce you to Alanna Zabel, the founder of AZIAM Yoga. Alanna holds a double BA in Psychology and Child Development, with a minor in Theatre & Dance from the University at Buffalo. Voted "Best Yoga Instructor in LA" by Los Angeles Family Magazine in 2011, and one of "Hollywood's Hottest Trainers" by Shape Magazine in 2013, Alanna is a certified yoga, fitness, Pilates, and dance instructor, who is passionate about teaching holistic and organic wellness. Alanna has been teaching yoga for 20 years.But she is more than just a yoga teacher, Alanna is also the designer for…
  • My Favourite Stress-Busting Pranayama Technique

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    When I first heard of breathing techniques in yoga, I didn't really get it. One of the first things I remember learning when I was a kid is that breathing is an automatic function that you just do. How could you teach someone how to breathe? But the more I've done yoga the more I have come to appreciate pranayama techniques. Pranayama techniques are useful beyond the yoga mat or meditation zafu. Pranayama techniques can help you keep your head when the stress is getting just a little too high. The next time your blood pressure is starting to spike, try this quick pranayama exercise. Do a few…
  • Increase Knee Strength with These Yoga Exercises

    10 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Knee injury is serious, but I never realized how serious until the other day when I bent down too low, and my weight wasn’t evenly distributed. I heard a loud pop, and felt a searing pain down the back of my knee. I sprained my knee, and pulled my popliteus muscle. Ow. To be honest, I was surprised this happened. My legs are the strongest part of my body. Perhaps my knee isn’t strong enough, or perhaps there is another issue here. "I feel very strongly that the structural integrity of the core of the body—particularly pelvis/hips—is a direct indicator of knee health," explains yoga…
  • Top 10 Must-Have Yoga Books

    8 Dec 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Yoga is growing in popularity and as yoga grows, so does the selection of yoga and yoga lifestyle books. As of the time of this writing, there are 34,604 books on Amazon that come up when you search, "yoga." That's a lot of yoga books. With all those books to chose from, how do you know which ones are going to be right for you? How do you know which ones will be well written without wasting your money buying them all? That's what this post is all about. I've spent a lot of time reviewing yoga and yoga lifestyle books over the past several months, and I've assembled a list for you of my Top 10…
  • Introduction to Moon Salutations

    3 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Moon Salutations are a valuable addition to any yoga routine. Also called Chandra Namaskara, these are similar to Sun Salutations in that they are a cyclic pattern of movement where one pose flows into the next until returning to the first pose. Unlike warming, energizing Sun Salutations, Chandra Namaskara are made up of calming, cooling poses. The overall effect is less stimulating than Sun Salutations, making Chandra Namaskara an ideal series of poses to perform in the evening. One cornerstone of successful yoga practice is balance. Much as certain poses follow others to compensate and keep…
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    CFS Fitness Vacations & Weight Loss Camp Blog

  • The Secret To Looking Younger Is Living Younger

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We live in a world full of instant fixes. Usually these fixes come in bottles, foods, lotions, etc. But one fix doesn't come in a bottle - and it solves SO much more than you would think.
  • Fitting Into The Digital Revolution

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    There are fitness wrist bands, plugin heart rate sensors, smart-scales that transmit your weight and other data to your cell phone and more - but are they worth it?
  • Weight Loss Is Not For Tortoises

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Can those crash diets be just as good? Conventional wisdom says that losing weight slowly over time is more likely to result in a healthier long term outcome - but a new Australian study is bucking that concept for lack of evidence.
  • The Newest Foe: Fat Blindness

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Think your family is about average when it comes to weight? You may be right. And that may be a big problem.
  • 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?
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    Pancake Warriors

  • Friday Favorites: Workouts and Inspiration

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Hey y’all! Happy Friday. Has anyone else’s week just flown by? Amanda mentioned yesterday how when we were kids Christmas took forever to get here, and now it seems like the days just run into each other.  I guess that means that we should all be thinking about the new year and possible resolutions (if...The post Friday Favorites: Workouts and Inspiration appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • New Camera and Cardio Blast

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    Linking up with Amanda and joining the thinking out loud party. Here are just a few of the millions of things I’ve been thinking about lately: Personal training certification I’d love your input. I’m between ACE and NASM. Thoughts?? My goal is to be certified before my birthday in June. Totally doable right? New Camera I...The post New Camera and Cardio Blast appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Eggnog Chia Parfait

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    This elegant parfait is a cinch to put together. It only requires a few ingredients and a little time in the fridge. Breakfast, dessert, or snack – It’s perfect for entertaining during the holiday season! Well it’s 8 days to Christmas does that make anyone else just a little bit excited or nervous? PS. to...The post Eggnog Chia Parfait appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Hemp Almond Flax Crackers

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:23 am
    Homemade hemp almond flax crackers are grain free, gluten free and every bit as delicious as a Triscut cracker! Seriously every time I bite down into them I can’t help but compare it to a Triscuit. Dave agrees, I can’t tell if its the spices or hemp seeds, but these crackers are a must make!...The post Hemp Almond Flax Crackers appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:28 am
    Soft, tender cookies filled with chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts. Yup these chocolate chunk walnut cookies are actually health food. They are full of protein, no refined sugars, gluten free and healthy. Oh yes, these are cookies are health food in disguise – 62 calories each, with 4 grams of protein to boot! I’ve done it...The post Chocolate Chunk Walnut Cookies appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
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  • In the Spotlight: Izabel Goulart

    Joshua Mackow
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Name: Izabel Goulart Height: 1.77m (5ft 10 inches) Age: 30 – Born on October 23rd 1984 Measurements: (US) 33-24-35[1] (EU) 85-61-88 Instagram: @iza_goulart About Izabel Goulart Izabel was born in Brazil and is a former Victoria’s Secret model. Izabel Goulart is now seen as a health and fitness advocate after having been the center of a lot of modeling campaigns including appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and photographing for vogue. Izabel’s love and skills for yoga are shown on her Instagram page, with great composure and flexibility within each pose.
  • Live and Ride in OC

    Andrew Goldfarb
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Have you ever considered what we as cyclists look like to people spectating? More times than not we will feel singled out, or targeted in situations where others display negligence directly impacting the safety of people riding bikes. After talking with a few local cyclists from the Orange County Area, it was made apparent that their biggest fear collectively was death; Not in a sense of the actual event, but the anticipation of something catastrophic happening leading up to it. The first cyclist I talked to had mentioned that it is such a regular occurrence, he has become numb to the whole…
  • Cyclist spotlight interview

    Andrew Goldfarb
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Name: Michael Shrewsbury Age: 26 Instagram: Shrewzz Often times we ask ourselves, why am I doing ______? This week I was able to connect with a well known YouTube sensation, and fellow rider to ask him a few questions regarding this topic. 1. How has Cycling impacted your life? MS: Cycling has been two things mainly for me. One a mental outlet that allowed me to relax and disconnect from the stress of work and day to day stuff that people deal with. It really opened me up to a new world of friends and places that I hadn’t known, and I was able to connect with on a different level. 2.
  • 10 Tips for Cultivating Self-love

    Emily Cummings
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
    The relationship you have with yourself is the most beautiful love story of your life. But for various reasons we tend to be hard on ourselves- we all carry around a lot of pain, and a lot of stress. Learning to love yourself from the inside out is an incredible journey. Use these tips to help cultivate a practice of self-love. 1. Keep a gratitude journal Making a practice out of writing down the things you are grateful for each day is a great way to reinforce positive thinking. In any given day there are a multitude of things to be grateful for. There are the small things like a smile from a…
  • Improve Your PR and Your Social Life

    Shelby Stanton
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Joining a running club has a variety of benefits for runners! A recent issue of Runner’s Magazine highlights a running group in San Francisco and explores how running with a club can help increase an athlete’s speed. But the advantages to running with a group extend far beyond this. First, the element of safety is critical. Road running always comes with risk that can be greatly decreased by adding numbers to the group of individuals in the pack. The more runners in the group, the more visible they are to cars. It also helps if several of the runners wear reflective gear. This is…
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    Sustainable Exercise

  • Food Friday: White Bean Bundt Cake

    Erin Haske
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    Oh, the looks I got when I told my friends I was making a white bean bundt cake. In concept, beans and cake apparently don’t mix. In reality, they definitely do! I found the recipe at Joy the Baker’s website (my secret favorite things are filled with butter… shhh…). I totally appreciate her sense of […]
  • Know Your Body: Your Quadriceps

    Erin Haske
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    The first-and-foremost quadriceps fact: It’s not “a” muscle. Rather, it’s a muscle group – four muscles, to be exact, working in concert to perform certain movements. Hence the “quad” in the name. Clever, right? Your quadriceps (or quads) are one of the three large muscle groups in your thighs (the other two? Hamstring and adductor groups – […]
  • Want To Survive The Holidays With Your Waistline Intact?

    Erin Haske
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    No big surprise here: The holiday season can be a dangerous time for our fitness goals – especially if one of those goals is weight loss. Though the average weight gain over the holidays is lower than one might expect – about an extra pound per year, but over time, this “one pound” adds up […]
  • Exercise of the Week: Single Leg Hip Lift

    Erin Haske
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:51 pm
    This is one of my favorite warm up and glute activation exercises. It can serve as both a test of the ability of the glute muscles to fire, and a good exercise to help them get stronger. The positioning of the legs mimics a more functional position (read: more realistic), in that we have one […]
  • Food Friday: Banana Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

    Erin Haske
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    It’s getting cold around here. While that calls for scarves (my favorite) and winter jackets (not my favorite), the cold weather can also call for nice, warm breakfasts. Usually that means eggs, eggs, and more eggs, but you can only eat so many eggs before needing a change of pace. The problem with many breakfast […]
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    Joe to Pro Athlete » Joe to Pro Athlete

  • The JTP Creation Story

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FIRST for the message that I’m here to share with the world. Then remember this: I love my job.  Being a strength coach/personal trainer, working with athletes, and continuing to participate in sports as an adult is a dream come true.  Waking up to live this life every day is so exciting!  It’s even cooler because it’s extremely fulfilling to help others achieve their goals.  I love every minute of every day. Though this path was a calling my whole life, I took a couple of years away from athletics after college.  I actually owned/operated a nightclub for a…
  • Yoga For Athletes: expert guest Elliott Watlington

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Yoga is a physical, spiritual, and mental discipline.  The word “yoga” literally means “yoking together”, as with horses or oxen, and is practiced to “yoke together” the body, mind, and spirit.  In today’s world, yoga is practiced as a popular fitness discipline with a great variety of styles, philosophies, and practices.  Some styles are more focused on the meditative aspect of a yoga practice, while others are more contemporary and more of a purely physical form of exercise. According to our yoga expert, Elliott Watlington, there is a yoga style out there to fit every…
  • Full Contact Twists

    12 Dec 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Full contact twists are great for learning to transfer power created by leg drive through a stiff core, and use it in your upper body.  Punch harder, throw faster, swing a bat or a golf club more powerfully.  Tie it all together here. To learn how full contact twists fit into a complete training program, and for a custom plan of your own, Become A Member today.  Online personal training at will give you the edge you need.  Get live 1-on-1 attention from industry elite coaches and take your training to a new level today.       The post Full Contact Twists…
  • December: “offseason” training journal

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    So, I’ve finally decided that it’s time to be more consistent with my training journals.  Up to this point, I’ve updated my training journal on the site when I get to train with a new coach, a new elite gym, or when I’m preparing for/competing in an event… but what happens for the rest of the year? Right now, I’m in a holding pattern.  I don’t have any big athletic events coming up, so now is the time for my “offseason” training.  For me, this can be the hardest time to stay motivated.  It’s also the time to work on weaknesses.
  • Weekly Inspiration

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    I had read and heard this saying before, but the first time I really READ it was on the wall of a gym in Savannah, GA.  D-1 Sports Training’s Savannah location is co-owned by Tim Tebow and Herschel Walker; two of my all-time favorite athletes.  These two men have been so successful and inspired millions for a reason.  A huge mural in their gym blasted this quote and a message of accountability. Still training alone?  Maybe you shouldn’t be.  It can be huge boost to have a partner or coach that keeps you accountable.  Even as a professional who has been in this business for…
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric's Fitness Blog

  • How To Push The Right "Buttons!"

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    A Lesson For Life! Picture 1: How Do You Get Your Messages Across?      Unless you're a HERMIT CRAB, most of us spend a great portion of our days interacting with people. These social interactions typically dictate how well we work in groups and the amount of success the teams and organizations that were are apart of ACHIEVE. Without the ability to work together or the capacity to get others to WORK FOR YOU (as a parent, boss, coach, manager, ect...) you will not succeed!      It is with this in mind that I am writing this article. I am writing this…
  • The Hips: The Forgetten Muscles!

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    The Hips Picture 1: Turn On Those Hip Abductors! Knees Always Should Track Over The Toes!      Just like your LONG LOST BROTHER that you have never come into contact with, there is a good chance that you have never TRAINED YOUR HIPS! Well, I am here today to reunite you with your long lost brother. I want to introduce you to a part of your own body that you may have never meet!      From reading my previous articles you should know that I am a HUGE fan of training the larger muscle groups in the body for many reasons. From looking down at your…
  • Get Motivated!

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:44 am
    Cranking Up The Intensity! Picture 1: Light The Fire Inside You!      Everyone wants to be shredded, have rippling abs, and possess a body fat percentage that the number 10 is jealous of. However, when it comes down to it, many people just aren't willing to DO THE WORK! Obtaining the body you want, just like trying to achieve anything else in life, won't happen without HARD WORK! Everyone wants to be great! However, the people that are willing to invest their BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS into their goals are the ones that ALWAYS achieve them!  Don't Stress About The Work!
  • Doing The "Natural" Thing!

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:07 am
    What's All The Craze About?  Picture 1: 5 Fingered/Minimalistic Footwear      We've all SEEN IT! Walk into any gym across America and you're destine to catch at least one or two people wearing MINIMALISTIC FOOTWEAR. This specific type of footwear is worn to give the user a more "natural" walking/running experience as opposed to putting on the "common gym shoe" that has around a 1/2 inch heal and weighs over half a pound. With 10's of thousands of people wearing these shoes across America, I want to explore if the craze is worth the HYPE! Let's Start From The…
  • Make Your Training "SUPER!"

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    Harness The Power Of The "Superset!"  Picture #1 Pack More Into Training With Supersets!      By now, you've got your "Fitness Roadmap" and a program in place that you believe is going to take you to the PROMISE LAND! You're working hard to get in the best shape of your life, become shredded for the summer of 2015, and have a body that everyone is jealous of. You've been working hard for a few months now and your progress has been fantastic. Your dropping pounds, toning up, and may have even packed on some solid LEAN MUSCLE. However, what you've found out is that…
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    Fitness Authority Online

  • 17 Effective Sciatica Pain Relief Treatments

    4 Dec 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Sciatica pain is a common symptom and more than forty percent people experience sciatica pain in some stage of their life. The term “Sciatica” actually refers normal to severe pain. The pain radiates along the way of sciatic nerve — that normally branches from lower back through hips, buttocks as well as down each leg.Sciatica normally affects one side of the body. This pain commonly occurs when the herniated disk or even bone spur on spine compresses parts of nerve. It often causes inflammation, numbness as well as pain in the affected area.Sciatica Pain Relief TreatmentsSciatica Pain…
  • Pain In Left Side: What Does It Mean?

    1 Dec 2014 | 1:17 am
    Pain in the left side of the body can really cause an alarming situation especially for the people who are adult. The first thing that pops into your mind the moment you feel pain in the lower left side is heart attack. However; it may not be true all time. Left side pain is not limited to any gender or any age. There are a lot of documented cases for men, women, even for children and adults.Why You may Experience Pain In Left Side?Pain in left sideIf you start looking for the causes of left side pain, you will get several reasons of pain. It can be chest pain, stomach pain, back side pain as…
  • Pain between shoulder blades what could it be?

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Pain between shoulder blades is really confusing. The causes of pain can be as simple as sleeping disorder or even as dangerous as cancer. If you are experiencing this pain then it’s really important to address the real reason of this pain or even you should do things to aggravate your pain.Most of the time the causes of this pain is simple, but few of the causes are extremely serious and that is the reason you should not ignore shoulder blade pain. Before self-diagnosing or even treating shoulder blade pain you should get a professional and experienced doctor’s opinion.Pain between…
  • Ultimate Guide to Lower Right Back Pain

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Lower right back pain is one of the most common phenomena of back discomfort. It is due to the fact that the sacro iliac joint of bones is one of the most commonly used bones in human body. Because of the larger amount of usage of this joint, it tends to receive more abuse and the lower right back pain is the symptom of this abuse.People who are experiencing this pain may be wondering how in the world this isolated pain frequently occurred. While lower back pain is a very common occurrence, pain isolated to just the lower right side of your back only affects a handful of people. Here are some…
  • Ultimate Guide to Lower Left Back Pain

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Many people all over the world suffer from the pain in lower left side of their back. Because the pain is only on one side of the back, there are many doctors who face trouble to find the actual cause of the pain.Many patients go through years of endless visits to their doctors and the clinic and hospitals, expensive rounds of testing, dangerous and risky drugs and various treatments that actually do nothing to cure the pain in the lower left side of the back.By the way, if you know the real causes of pain in the lower left side of your back, you can avoid going through these trials by…
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    Nats & Fitness

  • Black Friday Deals…Gobble! Gobble! **UPDATED**

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

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

    14 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Hey guys, this post is long overdue so I’m glad to finally knuckle down and put it together once and for all. Before I decided to finally go back to having natural afro hair, I was on YouTube for hours on end, watching videos to convince myself once and for all that it would not be a total disaster. These natural hair YouTube vloggers are among the first few I came across and I watched practically all the videos on natural hair that they had available at the time. I do have quite a number of favourites now; however, these five helped me at the start of my journey. So, here…
  • Innovative Sports Nutrition Brand: The Protein Works

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    I am so excited to be able to now promote The Protein Works (TPW) products on Nats & Fitness! Since I started buying my supplements from these guys, I have not looked back. I found out about TPW in 2013, just a few months after they started trading. Before that, I had tried different whey protein brands and they had all failed me. Every single one I tried caused me to bloat unnecessarily, which was pretty frustrating. When I saw someone’s post on Instagram about whey protein from TPW, it was almost a last ditch attempt for me. Prior to placing an order, I spent ages on their…
  • My Transformation Story

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Anyone who has observed changes in themselves and their body during their fitness journey has a transformation story. I posted a picture collage of my fitness transformation on Instagram and it only makes sense to share it on Nats & Fitness as well. My transformation is different from that of majority of people. Most people have a weight loss transformation story; however, mine is that of healthy weight gain, building muscle and sculpting my physique without going to the gym. I’ve been slim all my life but started my fitness journey about 8 months after having my daughter (you…
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  • Herbal Tea Helps You To Detox From Holiday Overeating

    Mark Norey
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    It’s the holiday season and there are just so many reasons to celebrate. Let’s be honest, we know that whenever we’re with our loved ones, bad food will always be around. And despite our best intentions, we tend to overdue it. Overeating rich, spicy, fatty food, drinking alcohol and coffee can cause indigestion, bloating, feeling... Read More The post Herbal Tea Helps You To Detox From Holiday Overeating appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Fitness Routine With 5 Supersets For A Full Body Workout

    Mark Norey
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    I have been sharing a lot of workout articles with you and you might been wondering what is my personal fitness routine. I have a very relax approach towards fitness. I train 3-4 times weekly to maintain my current weight. Each session lasts about 60 minutes long, sometimes a little more. I like to train... Read More The post Fitness Routine With 5 Supersets For A Full Body Workout appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Abs Workout Routine In Just 10 Minutes At Home

    Mark Norey
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Best Abs Workout Routine In 10 Minutes In this abs workout routine we’re gonna be doing 45 seconds of 10 different exercises. Let’s go ahead and get started with the first exercise:  1. Flutter Kicks Lay down on the mat because we’re gonna do some flutter kicks: The legs go straight up above your hips. Drop... Read More The post Abs Workout Routine In Just 10 Minutes At Home appeared first on fitneAss.
  • My 10 Personal Tips To Cure Acne Naturally

    Mark Norey
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:53 am
    When I started developing acne the first reaction was to get stressed and to get panicked. So I decided to take things into my own hands. Bare in mind that I had very little knowledge in skin care and nutrition at that time. The first thing I done was to try to pop the pimples... Read More The post My 10 Personal Tips To Cure Acne Naturally appeared first on fitneAss.
  • How To Count Calories To Lose Weight Fast

    Mark Norey
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    One of the most common question that you guys ask on Facebook or Twitter when you want to lose weight or to put on weight or even to maintain your weight is: “How much calories should I consume or burn in a day? How to count calories?” In this article I want to get down to... Read More The post How To Count Calories To Lose Weight Fast appeared first on fitneAss.
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  • Staying Motivated

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

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

    9 Dec 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Bringing up a lacking muscle is hard because you want to try to work out each muscle group equally but there are just some of those muscles that just don’t want to level up like the other muscle groups. For me, and most people, my arms and legs are my main lacking parts. Even though […] The post Bringing Up a Lacking Muscle appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • The Importance of Sleep

    6 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Sleep is a beautiful thing. The importance of sleep is overlooked by many people today in the world, they are busy working or doing other things and think that sleep isn’t needed for function. Our bodies get tired for a reason it’s a notification for us to sleep and recharge so that we can perform […] The post The Importance of Sleep appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Bedtime Snack

    3 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Nutrition is key in the world of bodybuilding and working out. Knowing how to optimize your arsenal of foods can really push you further and get you results faster. Eating the right things at the right time are the keys to a successful nutrition plan and diet. Breakfast is important, we all know this but […] The post Bedtime Snack appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
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    Persisting Metamorphosis

  • No Shave November - The Final Update

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

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

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

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

    Patrick Dwyer
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Okay, I might be a little behind on getting this post up, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am taking part in the No Shave November.  For those that do not know what that is, it is a unique way to help raise cancer awareness.  We all have been touched by cancer in some way. I personally have had loved ones that have fought this disease and I have been witness to what cancer can do first hand.  Please, help me to raise donations for the American Cancer Society to help further research to fight cancer. You can make a donation by clicking the image above or by going…
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    Blog - The Jump Rope Trainer

  • 12 Minute Convict Workout

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

    Daniel Witmer
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Happy day to you all. On the real...I had my first private hip-hop lesson today. It was awesome.It also made me realize I have a lot to learn. Nonetheless, I am pushing myself to try something new as much as possible.It's the only way we grow in life. I also decided to try something new in the kitchen this week and play the ole' "what the hell is still left in my fridge?" casserole game.It turned out pretty tasty. INGREDIENTS    INGREDIENTS99% Lean ground turkey - 20 oz (1.25 lbs.)Tomato sauce - 3 1/2 cups (1 can)Olive oil - 1 tbspHot…
  • Advanced BassJump Workout Video #28

    Daniel Witmer
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    BassJumpers. Hello My Players. I Hope You Are Well.  That's right, I put the same three Run The Jewels Songs on my playlist for this video.And yup, that's two advanced circuits in one week.This is a "fuck the holiday fat gain" kind of week. Eat what you want in moderate amounts and enjoy it. However, don't use the holidays as an excuse to go overboard. Second comment of the day:Have you ever started a workout, turned on an amazing song, and just let the adrenaline take over your body?That's how I feel this week.I encourage all of you to do the same.Dig deep and…
  • Chipotle's Honey Vinaigrette Burrito Bowl Recipe

    Daniel Witmer
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    Yes... I know it's the holidays. But, there are too many reasons Mexican food rocks year round!However, Americanized Mexican food and dieting usually butt heads. So, I decided to make this kick ass Mexican dish that is packed with lean protein, healthy carbs and fats, as well as important micronutrients like vitamin c, potassium, zinc, and b6.I also decided to steal Chipotle's awesome honey vinaigrette dressing recipe as well.Basically, I took Chipotle's food and made it better for building muscle and losing fat. Chea!No sour cream or cheddar cheese needed.Let's…
  • Advanced BassJump Workout Video #27

    Daniel Witmer
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    What's Good Playas?  Thanksgiving kicked ass.Guess what?It's over.Don't ruin months of hard work because you "don't want to waste the leftovers."If you are like me you probably had enough apple pie for the next 3-4 years.Get back on track fast. The holidays were meant to be enjoyed but they were not meant as an excuse to throw your physique and health goals out the window.Ever hear someone say: "I'll start in January!"Don't be one of those people.This weeks' advanced circuit workout is a great place to get your body back on track as the holiday season…
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    Crazy lady fitness

  • My how we've grown!

    20 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    It's funny. We so rarely take the time to notice our own growth. When you "see" yourself every day you miss things. We don't always notice the ways that we're changing. That's true of ourselves and the people around us.I can't tell you how many people have seen Hayden in the past 2 weeks and commented that he's had a growth spurt. Every time I hear this, I'm surprised because I don't see it and somehow seemed to completely miss it. When I started to really look I have to admit that I still can't really see it unless I look at his pants - apparently there's a flood coming that I didn't know…
  • Balsamic chicken

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    This recipe was inspired by one I found on my coach, Melanie Mitro's, page. I've made it in a few variations since mostly out of necessity and poor planning (read: not having all of the ingredients on hand when I needed them!) Every way I've made it I love it. So here you have it! PS: This makes for great leftovers in a wrap or over a salad so be sure to make extras!Balsamic chicken:Ingredients:4 boneless skinless chicken breasts1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 package mushrooms, washed, patted dry, sliced 3 tsp garlic, minced1/4 c balsamic vinegar 3/4 c low…
  • Food prep doesn't have to take all day

    14 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    Seriously. I'm someone who genuinely enjoys cooking and could spend the day cooking but who really has that kind of time? Certainly not me and not a week out from Christmas. We only just got a tree yesterday and started our Christmas shopping last night. So you could say we're a little behind the 8-ball here. Last weekend was crazy busy and I didn't have the time to prep for the week and I paid the price for it. We didn't have healthy options to grab, I felt like I was running ragged all week and trying to figure out dinner on the spot meant less healthy dinners cooked.So this weekend I'm…
  • Resolutions

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    My parents are big on resolutions. Ever since I can remember, they have both written out their resolutions and made us write our own as well. Each year we'd all write our list and they'd seal them in an envelope marked with the date and then put it away until the next New Year's Eve. As a kid I HATED this tradition. I'm not entirely sure why writing resolutions was something that made me so uncomfortable but it did. I've always been a planner so you'd think resolutions would be right up my alley. Even today, my desk at work is covered in post-it note to-do lists and my computer screen is…
  • Crockpot Chinese Beef & Bok Choy

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    I'm always on the lookout for new recipes so when this month's Food Network Magazine came in the mail I was excited to see a crockpot beef recipe. I tweaked it a little based on what I had in the house. Definitely worth making again - sweet and spicy but not so much so that the kids wouldn't eat it. In fact, 2 1/2 out of the 3 kids liked it (the 1/2 is for Addie who ate all of Parker's while hovering near the table and then decided she didn't like it once it was on her plate.) Hayden's standing next to me right now saying "I loved it!" So if that's not a ringing endorsement courtesy of my…
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    Color in Motion 5K Run | Run Blog

  • Ways to Stay Hydrated

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Color in Motion 5kNot staying properly hydrated, especially during a workout, can shorten our endurance and cause fatigue. Since over half of our body is comprised of water, staying hydrated is a key component of maintaining consistent overall health. While we are told that we should aim to drink half our body weight in ounces every day (i.e. 150 lbs = 75 ounces of water), water at some point just doesn’t taste good anymore. So before resorting to soda or sugary juices, check out our 5 favorite ways to stay hydrated without just drinking water. 1. Fruits and Vegetables Some fruits and…
  • Cocoa Quinoa Bars

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Color in Motion 5kQuinoa. The miracle seed that has sprouted excitement across the foodie community. As we said in our Top 10 Quinoa Recipes post, quinoa provides a wealth of nutrients, and maintains a decent level of protein even after being cooked. Quinoa is naturally low-fat, and possesses a low glycemic index. This means it has a naturally good impact on our blood sugar levels, unlike many forms of carbohydrates. These Quinoa Cocoa Bars, adapted from Sugar-Free Mom (if you haven’t checked her out, you need to!) are great options for breakfast, and best for mid-morning snacks! They are…
  • Fruits to Feast on this Fall

    2 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Color in Motion 5kFall is the time to bake, eat, and enjoy recipes that we don’t make the rest of the year. Included in those recipes are fruits that either aren’t in season the rest of the year, or just not commonly used. To get the most out of your fall recipes this year, check out some of the benefits from the most commonly utilized fruits of the season. Apples Apples are loaded with fiber and vitamin C so not only will they taste delicious in anything you bake, they will provide you with antioxidants to fight off those awful winter colds going around! It’s also been said that apples…
  • Thanksgiving for Special Diets | Vegan Thanksgiving

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Color in Motion 5kApproximately 1 million Americans eat a vegan diet (Vegetarian Times). While that is only .5% of the American population, it is still a large group of people who will have to do a bit more planning for Thanksgiving than the average person. Thanksgiving is coming up quickly, so if you haven’t planned your vegan Thanksgiving dinner yet, don’t fret! Check out these top notch delicious vegan recipes we’ve gathered from different blogs and websites. They are sure to make your Thanksgiving dinner both delicious and within the guidelines of your lifestyle. Happy…
  • Thanksgiving For Special Diets | Vegetarian Thanksgiving

    24 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    Color in Motion 5kIf you’re skipping on the meat, you don’t have to skip the flavor. There are thousands of delicious vegetarian recipes all over the web and we’ve compiled some of our favorites for your vegetarian Thanksgiving! Vegetarian Thanksgiving Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Appetizer Baked Acorn Squash with Chestnuts, Apples & Leeks from Food and Wine Pear Parsnip and Fourme d’Ambert Tartines from Food and Wine Guacamole Deviled Eggs from Primal Bites Blog Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecans from The Cafe Sucre Farine Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic & Thyme…
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    Muscle & Fitness Tips

  • Shaqx’s Bodybuilding Motivation Video

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    Check out the new bodybuilding motivation video from Shaqx! Watch this video before going to the gym to make sure you are totally ready for some heavy ass weight pumping.
  • Jacques Sayagh Takes Street Workouts To A New Level

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Meet Jacques Sayagh, a French homeless bodybuilder who takes working out to a whole new level. Check out the video and see how he prepares for competition while living in the street. The video isn’t in English but it proofs that bodybuilding really is a universal language! Subtitles have been added to the video.
  • Mental Strategies For Gym Success

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    Start at the Beginning • Plan this out. Don’t just start training and exercising without having a goal in mind. Figure out ahead of time exactly where you want to go with this. • Adhere to the Delayed Gratification Method: Work toward a reward that does not come immediately. When you start taking it easy with your diet or your work outs, you know that the reward just got farther away. • Determine just what gets you down that road to reward faster and what causes delays. What You Want to Do Isn’t Always What You Need to Do Everybody experiences the struggle between doing what…
  • 11 Training Tips For The Skinny Ectomorph

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    Here are some fabulous training tips that I have used to increase my physical appearance. If you use these training tips in the correct way, they will work just as well for you. 1. Stop Bulking and Cutting Even though traditional bulking does allow you to gain more muscle, we skinny fats tend to store our calories as fat and not as fuel for building muscles. What this means is that our cuts will wither away without some form of performance enhancing substance. We are the type of people who do not do well in nourished or malnourished environments. Bulking is just not worth the weight…
  • Best Ways To Boost Metabolism

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    For many men, slow metabolism leads to weight gain in the most undesirable places, particularly around the midsection of the abdomen. Often, this is a result of genetics or a combination of genetics and lifestyle. But, there is hope for men who want to lose weight and develop a leaner, more muscular body. You can increase your metabolism and build muscle at the same time, by following a few simple steps. The best ways to boost metabolism involve movement and physical activity, though some dietary changes can also help. Before beginning a program to get a leaner body, you have to realize your…
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  • Calories Burned By Various Fitness Activities

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Sure, you can do as much running, biking, and weight lifting as your schedule will allow, but how many calories are you actually burning? It can be tough to judge, so here are the hard facts according to the Mayo … Continue reading → The post Calories Burned By Various Fitness Activities appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • Should You Do Cardio While Bulking?

    5 Dec 2014 | 6:57 pm
    Doing cardio while bulking is a controversial topic. On one side there are are those who say why do cardio while bulking if you want all of your excess calories to go to building muscle, and on the other side … Continue reading → The post Should You Do Cardio While Bulking? appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • Can You Target Burn Fat?

    3 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    When you want to grow your biceps you do some curls and your biceps grow, so when you want to lose belly fat you can do some crunches and it will shrink your waist line right? Unfortunately, according to research … Continue reading → The post Can You Target Burn Fat? appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • The Perfect Weight Lifting Split

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    So we’re here to finally break the secret behind the perfect weight lifting split. The split that all of the pros use to bust through all of their plateaus and grow continuously. Secret: There is no perfect weight lifting split So … Continue reading → The post The Perfect Weight Lifting Split appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • How To Survive The Holidays With Your Gains Intact

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    So you’ve worked hard in the gym all year building muscle, getting shredded, and generally being awesome. Now comes the most stressful time of the year for a gym rat, and that’s the holiday season. Endless buffets, alcohol, and desserts … Continue reading → The post How To Survive The Holidays With Your Gains Intact appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
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  • Comment on Ectomorph Diet Guidelines by Wayne Griffins

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

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    Overall pretty good info. But you need to seriously look at your suggestions of SALT INTAKE. Do some real research and youll see that this is the most wrongfully crtized nutrient in diets all over. As new research fully suggests getting no less than 3000mg a day and no more than 7000. Please do more research on this topic and dont listen to bogus mainstream. The same can be said for suggestion of water intake. “Avoid overhydration. Your total daily requirements for water in normal conditions is under 2 liters…
  • Comment on Beginner Gym Workout Routine by Sim

    4 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    during the workouts, as muscles grow, such as;calves,chest,legs etc…. will height increase?
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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:18 am
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  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding

    4 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Avocados are popular for their high fat content, however please don’t be afraid! Sure, they’re high in calories which is something to think about, however I can guarantee you that this recipe is an excellent, healthy option for you guys craving for sweets! The healthy fats in avocados are so vital for general health and long-lasting weight reduction. Over half of the total fat in avocado is oleic acid. Oleic acid has been revealed to lower LDL cholesterol as well as assists our digestion system transport and take in crucial nutrients like carotenoids. Avocados are full of…
  • RSP Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Review

    Andrew Imecs
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    CLA is a unique fatty acid clinically suggested to help reduce body fat, support lean muscle mass and promote overall health. RSP Nutrition’s CLA provides the amount of CLA needed to support healthy body composition without the unwanted calories it would take to achieve through food sources. The benefits of CLA will not diminish over time so there is no need to cycle or alternate use. Consume daily with a healthy balanced diet for optimal results. Taking this product was extremely beneficial for me. When I started taking RSP’s CLAs I noticed my body fat percentage dropping down at…
  • Fruity Overnight Oats

    Andrew Imecs
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    A super simple recipe that is low in fat high in protein and is an excellent filler for breakfast. This is one of my favorite recipes. As it only takes 10 mins to do and it basically does the rest during the night. Keep in mind this is just one of the options to make overnight oats. There are a ton of combinations that can be used to make this. Customize it to your liking and I am sure it will not fail. Here is a quick step by step guide on how to make it. Ingredients Rolled Oats or Steel Cut Oats (1 cup – 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup liquid of your choice (Milk, Almond Milk, Juice, Yogurt) Dried…
  • Kor Nutrition Thermakor Thermogenic Fat Burner Review

    Andrew Imecs
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Thermakor is a thermogenic fat burner that promotes fast weight loss. This product worked great for me and helped me lose a ton of weight. Taking it twice a day was perfect as it fit into my meal schedule. I would take it once in the morning and once before dinner. The 30 serving was most suitable as I feel anything more than that would be too much. As soon as Thermakor is taken, you can definitely feel its fat burning properties working. Your body starts to become warm and you feel very hot. This was typical and mentioned on the bottle. But with any supplement you need to get use to it…
  • Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

    11 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    A Healthy & Delicious Green Tea Smoothie Today we are going to show you a nifty and healthy recipe for making a delicious green tea smoothie. In fact, I made a batch the other day and I assure you it was the best tasting green tea smoothie I have every had. The main ingredients I used are spinach, green grapes, bananas, and green tea. I like to serve it in chilled shot glasses, but feel free to fill up a big cup as it will go down nice and smooth, pun intended. The key to making the green tea smoothie delicious is using fruits instead of veggies, sure there is spinach in there, but the…
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  • 16 Best Quotes About Women!

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    1) Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician, 1884 – 1962 2) Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction writer, 1907 – 1988 3) Brigham… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Great Exercises That Add Years on Your Life!

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    I am sure the vast majority of people out there want to live longer, right? Of course! I have news… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • These Are The 3 Moves That Will Lift Your Breasts!

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    No matter how perky your breasts are now, sooner or later they are going to fall victim to the perils… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Ways You Can Make Running More Enjoyable!

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    You know; a while back running was the most uninteresting thing in the world for me. I knew that I… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Best Anti-Aging Foods to Turn Back the Clock!

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Right; we are all going to age. There is no getting around that. Thankfully, just because you are ageing does… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • How to Plug the Holes in Your Brain Which Are Costing You Performance

    Jerred Moon
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Are you using your brain properly? Loaded question…I know. But if you haven’t noticed, your brain kind of calls the shots; almost as if it is independent of you. Think about it. Say you are just exhausted from the day, and you KNOW you need to workout and you even WANT to, but you just can’t do it. Or maybe it’s early in the morning and you just don’t want to get out of bed and workout… Luckily, there is something you can do about it (and you can start today).  Plugging the Holes in Your Brain What “holes” am I talking about? Obviously, I am not talking about actual holes…
  • The Art of Weight Loss (what no one talks about)

    Jerred Moon
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    How to lose weight… A quick internet search with those four little words and you will be in immediate information overload with “40 ways to lose weight FAST…”, “9 things you shouldn’t eat if trying to lose weight…” and “15 weight loss workouts you HAVE to do…” All that information… And all of it useless… IF you don’t focus on the art of weight loss first. Weight loss is an art, more than it is a science. The science is too easy: Science tells us cutting back on carbohydrates and lowering insulin will lead to restricted calorie consumption and near…
  • A Practical Guide to Add 1,000 Push-ups per Week to Any Routine

    Jerred Moon
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    What are the chances of you doing 1,000 push-ups in the next 7 days? Without changing your workout routine, at all?  How about the chances of you doing 62,400 push-ups in the next 365 days? Pretty slim? Me too. I know if I didn’t add this simple method to my weekly routine I would be accomplishing, maybe, a handful of push-ups each week, if at all. And the push-up is one killer exercise! Push-ups will strengthen the core and upper body, expend a significant amount of energy and even increase your metabolic rate. Better-human movement, indeed! I’m a huge fan of adding what little I can…
  • 9 CrossFit Lessons from a Former CrossFit Addict

    Jerred Moon
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    I am a former CrossFit addict. Once upon a time I was completely addicted to CrossFit. I watched all CrossFit videos on YouTube, did multiple CrossFit workouts in a day, and programmed a lot of CrossFit workouts. I talked about it, wrote about it and loved CrossFit. Now, this isn’t an article about how I got burned out, got injured, or how I now hate CrossFit. No, none of that. This article is actually ALL about CrossFit. What it is, what it isn’t, how-to, the dangers, etc. I am no longer a CrossFit addict, but I want to do a “former-addict brain dump” to help you learn all…
  • The 3-Year Journey of Remarkable Human Beings

    Jerred Moon
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Can you believe End of Three Fitness has been around for 3 full years!? It’s hard for me to believe…I mean when I started this site I didn’t even have kids, and now I have two boys! I also had not defeated King Kong nor did I know the power of beet juice. But hey, things change! I really like to do one of these posts once a year around the “birthday” of End of Three Fitness – to document the journey. It helps new readers catch up on what we are doing and what we’ve done, helps the veteran readers reminisce and it helps me figure out if I’ve done anything at all :). But…
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  • Good fat and obesity. Where is the limit?
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Since the food became more accessible, due to cheaper ingredients and industrial progress, people started eating a lot more in developed countries. It is hard to imagine how different the fridge in the US is compared to somewhere in Afghanistan, for instance. We consume a lot of processed, precooked food, our fridges are stuffed with all kind of junk, instead of having natural raw products and cook them ourselves. And if you are interested to find out how this affects us as a nation, as a country, you should just compare the statistics related to health issues in various countries. People,…
  • Vegetarian/Vegan diet. Importance on a global level and our future.
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I am currently researching the food security issue for the purpose of promoting vegetarian/vegan diet, but also the responsibility towards the environment in order to remain sustainable and survive on this planet. Here are some of the findings from the material that I’ve read, that you might find interesting and that should encourage at least some people to rethink their eating and living habits. Living in a developed country like the USA, Canada or any Western Europe country gives people a huge privilege of never experiencing hunger, insufficiency of potable water, lack of food on the…
  • Ideas for a Vegan Breakfast
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should definitely enjoy it. There is no reason to force yourself to eat something boring and tasteless. Having a vegan breakfast is first of all making a conscious decision about your health, getting all the nutrients and enjoying the beautiful colors of the food on your plate. Like everyone else, I always feel that I lack ideas what to cook. Being vegan, especially, makes this task more difficult everyday. If I lack inspiration, I just open my Instagram (by the way, follow me there @albinageenstore) and check what other people are…
  • Breastfeeding: nowadays risks and challenges.
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Natural feeding of infants with breast milk is considered to be the best way of giving your child the most adequate nutrition, but also providing psychological comfort. Various associations of pediatrics, family doctors and other health related professionals and institutions, highly recommend and promote breastfeeding among new moms. It is also very crucial for people living in poverty that can’t afford to purchase good quality instant milk formula. Nevertheless, breast milk can never be replaced by any artificial supplements, due to its richness in nutrients and adequate balance of…
  • Important connection between Zinc deficiency and your fertility
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Zinc is a unique natural element that has a range of positive effects on our body. Multiple research has proven the incredible effects on the brain work, on the treatment of flu, on healing processes in your body, on diabetes maintenance and on the support of the immune system in general. However, this time I would like to point your attention to the benefits of zinc on sexual health: pregnancies and fertility issues. You should know that this is an essential element for many physiological processes in your body, but it is also very helpful in healing, treating and preventing various…
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  • Why the Number On the Scale Doesn’t Matter

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

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

    Michael Sieber
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    Adrenal fatigue is a syndrome that arises from the chronic stress that our bodies are under in modern society. In this article I describe the proper diet to eat and the fastest way to recovery. Adrenal fatigue is something that I personally have experienced, and is just one sign of a body that is beginning to become overburdened with stress. When and if you begin to suspect that you may have adrenal fatigue it is time to switch to full-on rest mode and begin nurturing your mind and body. Typically someone whose body is overworked and is suffering from adrenal fatigue needs soft drinks, sugar,…
  • How to Get Rid of Anxiety and Become More Confident

    Michael Sieber
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    How to get rid of anxiety was a question that I often asked myself when I was a teenager, and when meeting new people in my early twenties, and even now! I used to be plagued with crippling anxiety attacks and mental neurosis on a daily basis, but my struggles with anxiety have taught me how to get rid of anxiety and become more confident. I still sometimes occasionally get a bit surprised by how far I have come, in my mind the old me would never have done some of the things that I do daily now. So here are my tips for getting rid of anxiety for good, or rather managing it. Getting rid of…
  • Jenna’s Morning Superfood Shakes

    Jenna Lee
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    One of the best lifestyle changes I ever made was changing what I ate for breakfast.  I made a switch from a meal that most would consider to be very healthy to what worked for my body. Those who have made this change as well seem to have the same consensus. There was a period of time when I was obsessed with steel cut oatmeal and when I say obsessed, I mean OBSESSED. Throughout college and afterwards it was my staple morning meal. I came up with so many delicious variations I would add Greek yogurt to it, blueberries, and nuts, and it made me feel great! It would only be until 11am that I…
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  • Superbugs: Evolution At Its Finest

    Fedorah Fitness
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Superbugs, just a mutter of the word leaves some in a state of confusion and some in a state of terror. Ever heard of a staph infection or MRSA these are both examples... The post Superbugs: Evolution At Its Finest appeared first on FEDORAH FITNESS.
  • Your Body Your Image

    Fedorah Fitness
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    For centuries, the woman’s body shape has been deemed one of the most aesthetically pleasing bodies of art. Paintings, sculptures, and even buildings have been dedicated to that particular art form. In more... The post Your Body Your Image appeared first on FEDORAH FITNESS.
  • Saturated vs Unsaturated Fats: The Truth About Fats

    Dahlia Baerga
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    To be honest, this blog was originally going to be about coconut oil and how absolutely amazing it is in every day life. (That blog will be posted soon, I can guarantee that.)... The post Saturated vs Unsaturated Fats: The Truth About Fats appeared first on FEDORAH FITNESS.
  • Fitness Guide To Micronutrients

    Fedorah Fitness
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals required in small amounts that are essential to our health, development, and growth. Before we continue let us point out that this is NOT a post with the... The post Fitness Guide To Micronutrients appeared first on FEDORAH FITNESS.
  • The Cardio Religion

    Fedorah Fitness
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    At last we have a chance to tackle the biggest downfall of man today,” The Cardio Religion”. What is it, where did it come from, and am i already a follower, these are... The post The Cardio Religion appeared first on FEDORAH FITNESS.
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  • "300" Spartan Training Program

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

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    Looking to switch up your workout and keep it interesting during cardio? Check out this killer treadmill workout from Barry's Bootcamp in Los Angeles. Barry's Bootcamp is a fitness mecca from A-Listers ranging from Kim Kardashian, Amy Seyfried, and Sandra Bullock, and its no surprise why, the trainers at Barry's know their stuff! This 30 Minute Treadmill WorkoutfromPopSugarwas created by Alicia Stevenin, a trainer at Barry's Bootcamp. Be sure you're staying hydrated with plenty of water. A
  • 30 Days of HIIT Challenge - Neila Rey

    29 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    If you're looking to change up your routine or just a great workout resource, check out Neila Rey's site, she's got a ton of great workouts ranging from martial arts training to your favorite superhero workouts like "the Batman" and "Dare Devil" workouts. We're a big fan of the 30 Days of HIIT Challenge (High-Intensity Interval Training). Great way to torch fat and shake up the doldrums of your normal routine. There's also a fair amount of great recipes, excerpts for motivation, and whole other
  • The Fat-Torching Diet You Never Heard Of...

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    Rich Piana shows us a great diet that has been around for a long time, but never have never heard of. It combines the benefit of fat-torching ketogenics and glycogen restoration so that over time, you are simultaneously building lean muscle and reducing fat composition. Of course, its important to remember that in any keto-based, high-protein diet, its important to stay hydrated both during the day and during workouts. So keep those bottles of water handy and pick up the AquaArm hydration pack
  • NFL Combine Trainer: Bench Press Test

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    So you think you got what it takes to get to the NFL Combine? Here's an inside look at what it takes to perform like a top-caliber NFL prospect. Pete Bommarito of Bommarito Performance systems gives an inside look at training for the NFL combine in a 7-part series produced by Bommarito Performance systems is a world-class training facility in Miami, FL that trains the elite of NFL prospects, with alumni such as Eli Manning, Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis, and Tony Romo just to
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    16 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    might create your own exercises, like a one-arm standing cable “row”—a contraction-only mini-movement that keeps constant tension on the working lat. Or you might mix things up... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Get into a pushup position with your feet up on an exercise ball. Maintaining a straight line from head to toes, slowly draw your knees toward your chest,... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:38 am
    Simon Worsnop, the RFU’s National Academy Fitness Adviser, selects five key rugby exercises. I- BACK SQUAT: The “king of exercises”, when done correctly. The squat develops leg and... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

    11 Dec 2014 | 1:12 am
    Building muscle doesn’t alwaysrequire lifting heavy objects. As worldclassgymnast Brandon Wynnproves, sometimes the only weightyou need is your... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.

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    you’re not going to like this one. We have a way to build muscle fast, but it doesn’t let you go heavy, it burns like hell, and it’ll leave you sore for days. Still want to try it?... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
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  • Eating Right To Run Your Best

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Eating Right To Run Your Best Whether you’re joining a 10k or running a marathon, the nutrition in the food you eat and the fluids you drink during the race can make or break your running performance. Most runners are probably already aware of this fact The post Eating Right To Run Your Best appeared first on GetFitGold.
  • Stretching The Truth

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Stretching The Truth Stretching is a form of flexibility exercise wherein a specific muscle is/are stretched in order to relieve its outside tension. Stretching is one of the most controversial subjects in exercise and sport and for many years experts and coaches have disagreed about The post Stretching The Truth appeared first on GetFitGold.
  • 5 Effective Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    5 Effective Ways to Boost Your Metabolism. Have you reached the point where the gym scales are no longer showing any change in weight and you can’t seem to lose those last few pounds/kilos? Felt down and frustrated and thinking that you have tried everything The post 5 Effective Ways to Boost Your Metabolism appeared first on GetFitGold.
  • Work Your Abs To Improve Running

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Work Your Abs To Improve Running Before elite runners knew about the effects of good abs (abdominals) training to improve their running performance, very few of them paid much attention al all to their abs. Now it has become a mandatory part of their training. The post Work Your Abs To Improve Running appeared first on GetFitGold.
  • Best Workout Tips for Busy Women

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Best Workout Tips for Busy Women. It’s obvious these days that women have priorities such as family and work, but it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out a healthy lifestyle. You need something doable, something short but highly effective. Here you’ll find some The post Best Workout Tips for Busy Women appeared first on GetFitGold.
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