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  • HOW TO DRINK ALCOHOL AND STILL BE HEALTHY

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    Justin
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I know some of you read that headline and got all kinds of excited. “Justin, so you’re telling me I can drink alcohol and still be healthy?” Well, sorta. I get quite a few emails asking if it’s ok to drink alcohol on the Paleo diet, or if it’s ok to have a few drinks on the weekends and still be able to get into shape. Well today is the day you and I are going to break it down like Charlie Brown and discuss how to drink alcohol and still be healthy. WHAT IS ALCOHOL I know, I know, you just want to know if you can drink it and still be healthy. Don’t worry, I’m not going to…
  • 50 Youtube Fitness Channels You Should Subscribe To

    Trainer Andrei
    Trainer Andrei
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    It’s been a very long while since I compiled a list of Youtube fitness channels. Since then many more fitness gurus joined Youtube and I’ve been receiving a steady flow of suggestions from my readers of who I should include in my list. As you look and explore all the channels below you will find mixture of fitness related content. Some Youtube fitness channels contain only workouts, some have recipes and some fitness gurus will even share motivational content. I’ve included fitness channels for women, fitness channels for men and many that will appeal to both sexes. If…
  • 5 Diet Tips That Complement Your Workout

    Always Active Athletics
    AAAthletics
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Foreword: Check out this week’s guest post which covers some great diet tips that will help accelerate your results by combining your nutrition to complement your workout! Sounds like the best approach, right? Here’s our top 5 diet tips: Make your diet complement your workout with these diet tips! Whether you’re working out to build muscle through strength training or lose fat through cardio, eating right is... Read more → The post 5 Diet Tips That Complement Your Workout appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
  • 5 Tips to Stick With Your Fitness Routine

    Comeback Momma
    Jenn
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    The real secret to getting a fitter body is simply through Consistency.The best way to stick to your fitness routine is by making exercise a habit. To help you get started, I have five tips that I feel will get you working out on a regular basis while not letting exercise consume your life. Let Your Energy Guide You This is easily one of the more practical tips I feel I’ve come across to help me stick to my daily routines. The premise is pretty simple – Only workout when you can be the most engaged with a routine. If there’s a certain time of day when you regularly run out…
  • What Supplements are Right for You?

    Living Smart Girl
    Sheila Thomas
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    In previous posts, I’ve tried to break the stigma that comes along with supplements. Some people still tend to think of them in the same perspective as steroids, but this simply isn’t the case. In simple terms, a supplement is something that completes or enhances something else. It’s basically a booster, an addition. When it comes to the human body, whatever is on your menu be it clean, raw, vegan, gluten-free, or burgers and fries – it’s hard to get every nutrient your body needs. That’s where supplements come in, you’re adding them in to complete…
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

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    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: Caution CrossFit, CrossFit Construct, CrossFit Belltown, CrossFit NOLA Downtown, CrossFit Columbus, CrossFit Superstition, NorCal CrossFit, CrossFit GVA, Reebok CrossFit Almere, CrossFit Little Hell, CrossFit Geraklion, CrossFit Gladius, CrossFit High Pulse. CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Courses: Reebok CrossFit One, Peak 360 CrossFit, CrossFit Colosseum, CrossFit Thames, CrossFit Getafe Capital Sur, CrossFit EMOM Villa Luro. CrossFit Kids Trainer Course: CrossFit Varese. "Virtuosity 6: Every Rep a Victory" - CrossFit Journal…
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    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Overhead squat 1-1-1-1-1-1-1 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 140723. Amy Grear after Workout 15.5 at Old Line CrossFit. "Strong Turnover in the Clean" with Coach Burgener - [video]
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    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    For time: 100 burpee pull-ups Ideally, the pull-up bar is 1 foot above your reach. Post time to comments. Compare to 121006. Sam Briggs finishing Workout 15.5 with a time of 7:00 at CrossFit Max Effort. "Stability Now!" - CrossFit Journal [article]
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    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Workout 15.5 27-21-15-9 reps for time of: Row (calories) Thrusters Men use 95 lb. Women use 65 lb. Post time to comments and/or register and submit your results as part of the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games Open. Top male and top female will receive $2015. For complete workout standards, video and scorecard click here. Watch live coverage of Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Annie Thorisdottir and Sam Briggs on Workout 15.5 on the CrossFit Games site. "The Thruster" - [video]
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    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Easton watching his mom, Teresa Gunderson, during Workout 15.3 at CrossFit Chesapeake. "CrossFit Somerville and Urban Farming" - CrossFit Journal [video] "CrossFit's Case Against the NSCA: The Facts," The Russells.
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    Experience Life

  • I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.

    Experience Life Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
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  • Lamb Curry Stew

    Betsy Nelson
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Makes six servings Preparation time: 45 minutes 1 tbs. ghee or coconut oil 1 lb. lamb stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 cup diced yellow onion (about 1 medium) 2 tbs. minced gingerroot 1 tsp. turmeric 1 tbs. garam masala 1/2 tsp. salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 15-ounce oz. can diced tomatoes 4 cups chopped cauliflower 2 cups chopped collard greens 4 cups chicken stock 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro Chopped scallions (optional) Heat the ghee or coconut oil in a heavy 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven. Sear the stew meat, then add the onion, ginger, and seasonings, and cook over…
  • Expert Answers: Healthy Alternatives to Commercial Gels and Chews

    Nicole Radziszewski
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Q | What are some healthy alternatives to exercise chews and gels?  A | While commercial exercise chews and goos might be convenient for a quick shot of energy during endurance workouts, many varieties are filled with artificial ingredients and preservatives. If you prefer whole-foods options, you can grab dried fruit or make you own energy snacks to get a similar boost of electrolytes and carbs, says Lauren Antonucci, MS, RD, a dietitian in New York City who works with athletes and the general population. Antonucci’s clients often choose homemade fruit leather or energy bars featuring…
  • Clear Advantage

    Bahram Akradi
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some call it a detox craze. Others consider it a health imperative. Either way, there’s no question that there’s been a surge of popular interest in detoxification regimens over the past decade. It makes sense: The standard American diet is full of refined flours and sugars, artificial chemicals, preservatives, and other troublesome ingredients our bodies don’t know how to put to good use. And then there’s the incredible array of potentially dangerous chemicals that persist in our environments and in a variety of household products that many of us use daily. It’s true that our…
  • Blackened Salmon With Mango-Avocado Salsa

    Danielle Walker
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Author: Danielle Walker — AgainstAllGrain.com Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Ingredients: 1½ to 2 pounds wild salmon fillets, boneless and skin on 3 teaspoons melted grassfed butter 1 garlic clove, crushed 1½ tsp paprika 1 tsp sea salt ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp oregano ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp chili powder ½ tsp cracked pepper ¼ tsp thyme ¼ tsp cayenne Mango Salsa 1 large ripe mango, seeded, peeled and diced 1 large avocado, seeded and diced ¼ cup diced grape tomatoes 2 tablespoons diced red onion 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice ½ teaspoon sea…
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • The first signs of wings.

    Carla
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Since we’ve moved back to Austin the Child and I have been like frick and frack. I think it’s like this in most two adult households with kids. One parent has more flexibility and, as a result, has more interaction time with the child/children. I love my work and am grateful I’ve been able to play frick to her frack. And, because of this “division of labor” the roots & wings responsibility falls on to me. Actually, strike that. And, because of this “division of labor” the roots & wings responsibility falls on to me.   I’ve happily…
  • 40 Days of LESS (guest post).

    Carla
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    (Please to welcome Allie. I adore her. She inspires me. She’s here at my begging request.) If you ask me what I want for my upcoming 40th birthday, I probably would respond by telling you everything I don’t want: To be diagnosed with, and eventually die from, ovarian cancer like my mom when she was in her forties To start feeling, being, thinking, looking like a 40 year old (whatever that means!) To get a colonoscopy This started me thinking about what else I could do without in my new decade: Toxic friendships Anxiety Complaining Fear Stress And thus, a birthday dream was born. I…
  • I loathe the phrase binge watching.

    Carla
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Once upon a time, as a practicum during my Master’s degree, I worked with college students. Mainly freshman women, but as word spread of our chats & hangouts (oops) I often ended up with a mixed aged group all chatting about the same thing: Food & body image. Years later, in a land far away where I was still paying off my degree yet not utilizing it, I opened a boutique training studio. It was the 90’s and my sole focus was empowering women through fitness. As word of my studio spread, however, I soon found I spent more time in my office with clients (3 cheers for using…
  • Im lonely.

    Carla
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    I was skimming through Instagram recently when I spied a quote which stopped me dead in my tracks (an overused phrase, certainly, yet captures my reaction exactly) We’ll get to the quote in a moment, but first let me back up. I’m lonely. Have I mentioned that lately? Lonely. Lonely. Lonely. I’ve got that lonely in a crowd, lonely because I think “Crap, People, does no one get what I’m feeling?!”, lonely because I’m actually alone all encompassing lonely feeling. And yes, Friends fans, it is indeed like tartlet. I’ve thought LONELY and said…
  • Observing judgments without Judgment (guest post).

    Carla
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:55 am
    Please to welcome Heather and her musings on judgement, bodies and learning our ourselves. I’m only about one-quarter of the way through my 200-hour yoga teacher training, but almost done with our first one-month “Living Yoga Sadhana” (LYS). Say what? It’s a living meditation of observation without judgment. What are we observing? Well, the way we tend to judge, ourselves and others. The most important lesson I’ve learned: we often judge others because we judge ourselves first. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn and absorb this lesson through the guidance of prompts from a…
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    Trainer Andrei

  • 50 Youtube Fitness Channels You Should Subscribe To

    Trainer Andrei
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    It’s been a very long while since I compiled a list of Youtube fitness channels. Since then many more fitness gurus joined Youtube and I’ve been receiving a steady flow of suggestions from my readers of who I should include in my list. As you look and explore all the channels below you will find mixture of fitness related content. Some Youtube fitness channels contain only workouts, some have recipes and some fitness gurus will even share motivational content. I’ve included fitness channels for women, fitness channels for men and many that will appeal to both sexes. If…
  • Difference Between Yoga and Pilates

    Trainer Andrei
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    What is the difference between yoga and pilates? Is what I hear from my clients from time to time. Since I mostly focus on weight-training and a variety of HIIT programs, some of my clients explore other types of fitness disciplines to compliment the strength training they’re already doing with me. In addition to asking about the difference between yoga and pilates, they’re also curious about which one if right for them? What each one involves? What each one works? What kind benefits should one expect? Difference Between Yoga and Pilates Personally, yoga or pilates are not my…
  • PUSH Fitness Tracker: First Impressions

    Trainer Andrei
    1 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    PUSH fitness tracker is unlike any fitness tracker out there. It doesn’t count your steps, your activity or calories. Instead it keeps track of your movements during strength training exercises and provides instant feedback. By tracking power and velocity it essentially measures how hard you work at the gym. How is PUSH Fitness Tracker Different from other wearables? This question needs to be addressed right away because I hear it all the time on Twitter, Facebook and at watercoolers. Even other websites that review tech and wearbales tend to lump PUSH with consumer level general…
  • 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Personal Trainers – 2014 Edition

    Trainer Andrei
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    This is my third year of writing a blog post on Christmas gift ideas for personal trainers. If you’d like to see what I recommended previously check out this post from 2012 and one from last year. HIIT and Interval Timers Making a return this year are interval timers. High Intensity Interval Training is still popular because of it’s effectiveness so a good timer helps keep pace with a workout. The two I’d highly recommend are Gymboss, which attaches to a belt like a pager or an app SecondsPro that needs a smartphone.  SecondsPro is my referred app when I work with clients.
  • How to Become a Morning Person

    Trainer Andrei
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Waking up early in the morning, before anyone else is hard.  In my early twenties, my day didn’t start until 10 or 11am sometimes. It felt like the day just escaped, and that feeling alone prompted me to reset my clock and become a morning person. Since I made that change 10 years ago, I never looked back. Why wake up early? Before starting anything you need to have a reason ‘Why’ you’re doing it. Because you ‘want to’ or ‘feel like it’ is not good enough to sustain a habit. Eventually you’ll just change your mind and do something else…
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • Saturday Stories: Vitamin D, PBS, and Protein

    28 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Kevin Klatt over on his blog Nutrevolve explains why he can't climb aboard the take piles of supplemental Vitamin D train. Tara Haelle over on Forbes explains why PBS' recent take on vaccination, despite being predominantly steeped in science, was still inexcusably irresponsible. Lou Schuler on Men's Health questions Dean Ornish' recent New York Times anti-protein op-ed and when you read it, the most important lines in the piece are these two, "Anyone who’s actually lost weight and kept it off will tell you that a successful diet requires a lot more than a grocery list. In fact, no one in…
  • Why Don't You Love Me?

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video is about, at least at first, unrequited love.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesFeline Hypnotherapy SessionAre You Sure You Want to Know What Your Dog's Thinking?The Age Old Battle Between Cat and Printer 
  • Make Harry Potter a Teachable Lesson in Fat Shaming

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. I've written about JK Rowling's "Big "Fat" Hypocrisy" on my blog before, and I also wrote about it in my book, "Harry Potter’s Dudley Dursley's weight is both a constant source of derision and scorn and an identity unto itself. While certainly the Harry Potter series includes other villains who don’t happen to have obesity, the…
  • Why I Stopped Reading The Princess Bride to My Daughters After Only 146 Words

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. I was excited when my sister-in-law gave us a copy of The Princess Bride. Like pretty much everyone, I adore the movie, and thought it would be great to read the book to my kids by their bedsides. I didn't make it through a single page. Why? Here are the first 146 words of The Princess Bride,"The year that Buttercup was born, the most…
  • Scooby Doo's Daphne Cursed to Lose What She Holds Most Dear - Her Figure

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    For readers who don't know, I'm the father of 3 young girls. This week I'll be discussing just a smattering of the weight bias teaching they're getting from the world around them. While I catch some of them, I'm sure there are many instances that I'm missing. The movie is called, "Frankencreepy", and it's about a curse that leads the Scooby Doo crew to, as the specter puts it, "lose what you hold most dear"What's the most important thing in the world to Daphne? Her figure. And now she's cursed to be fat. Seriously. Take just a moment and imagine how watching this might make a pre-teen child…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Flip that tire!

    workoutmommy
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:36 pm
      I love the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh!  No matter how bad things may seem today,  tomorrow is a chance to start over again.   Tire flipping is a FANTASTIC workout—try it out and let me know what you think! copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Flip that tire!
  • Spring Workout ideas!

    workoutmommy
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Spring is FINALLY here and I could not be more thrilled! I am not a cold weather fan at all, so at the first break of warm weather, I take my workouts outside! Here are some of my favorite spring workout ideas: Walk: Not only is it a great form of low impact exercise, but walking daily can drastically reduce your stress levels. I like to wear my Fitbit and see those steps add up. Feel free to add me as a Fitbit “friend”! Ride your bike: While I love a good spin class, nothing beats the feeling of fresh spring air on your face as you ride around town. Riding bikes outside is a must in your…
  • Age is just a number!

    workoutmommy
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    I have many friends who tell me they are too “old” to start a fitness program. Just another lame excuse that makes me want to scream!   Let me introduce you to my Uncle John.   He will be 72 years young in May and did not start a fitness/running program until his late 40s. In 2003,  we ran the NYC marathon together and while I have long since retired my running shoes, he keeps on going! He finished the NYC marathon again in 2014:   And just last month he completed the Ft. Lauderdale Half Marathon! He is living proof that age is just a number!  (and he is definitely one…
  • Resistance band workouts you can do now, or anywhere

    workoutmommy
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Need some ideas on how to use resistance bands? Here ares some great ideas from Joanne! Getting fit is hard enough without weighing down your workout with complicated or expensive equipment, so choose to use resistance bands. Light, easy to tote about and inexpensive, resistance bands can help sculpt lean muscle, strengthen your core and add a challenging tweak to just about any exercise in your repertoire. Here are some of the top workouts you can do with these versatile tools. For sculpted arms: curl without weights Bicep curls are a simple, effective workout for lean, toned arms; and can…
  • Creating an Effective Weight Loss Plan

    workoutmommy
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Today’s post is courtesy of Amanda.  Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend!  The gluten free diet, the raw food diet, the apple cider vinegar diet, and even the tapeworm diet all come with the same promise – to help you lose weight and keep it off. And, if you are consuming fewer calories or swallowing parasitic tapeworms then chances are, you will lose some weight. However, the pounds will most likely return. You see, diet fads usually fail because they are impractical. Dieting alone won’t keep you lean and fit. In order to lose weight and regain your health…
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Forget #WLS - just exercise 4-6 hours a day says Dr. Huizenga

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Exercising for four hours a day and following a strict diet can yield the same results as weight loss surgery, a leading doctor has claimed. Dr Robert Huizenga, of UCLA, says his extreme diet and exercise plan should replace bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity. He says bariatric surgery is expensive and carries risks of death, muscle loss, bone thinning and mental health issues. His 'Biggest Loser' weight loss plan, which was made famous by the hit TV show of the same name, helps people lose the same amount of weight and is cheaper than surgery, he claims Read…
  • New Treadmill Stress Test Spits Out Your Risk Of Dying

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    New Treadmill Stress Test Spits Out Your Risk Of Dying.  Hooray.  If there were any means to get my ass back to the gym and motivated it is reading things like THIS  and pushing through back pain and tearing up my stupid excuses.  BLAH BLAH BLAH BETH, I DON'T CARE THAT YOU CAN'T DRIVE YOU WILL WALK TO THE GYM AND DO IT ... The FIT Treadmill Score is calculated using the patient’s age, gender, fitness level measured by METs, and peak heart rate reached during exercise. Researchers found these four factors to be the greatest predictors of mortality risk. After the research team accounted…
  • FAAAAAHTS or Gastrointestinal colonization with methanogens increases difficulty of losing weight after bariatric surgery

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    Gastrointestinal colonization with methanogens increases difficulty of losing weight after bariatric surgery. This is totally my gut.   I feel like we knew this - have you lived with a gastric bypass or duodenal switch patient for a period of time?  I'm just saying, those of us with altered bariatric intestines  LIVE with "MARSH ASS."   Welcome to the world of pre-biotics, probiotics, fart-smell-better products and I kid you not, LINED UNDERWEAR.     Hey, I never said I was a professional.  Read the studies.   What is a methanogen?  Wisegeek says -- "Methanogens are a type of…
  • Say What You Want To Say!

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Clearly I do not have a problem with this. My space.  My area. My bubble.  Stay out.  
  • Dump dish dump cakes dump dinners count the dumps

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    There are some words I despise. Dump is one.
 
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Dr. Dean Ornish blasts high-protein diets

    mreades
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
      Dr. Dean Ornish strikes again with an editorial lambasting what he calls high-protein diets in today’s New York Times. I got an email first thing this morning from a South African journalist inquiring as to what I thought about it. Monday mornings are killers for me, so I thought I would jot off a quick response and be done with it. Forty-five minutes later I was still writing. So, I figured I would at least post what I wrote to her here so all could read it. As seems to be typical, Dr. Ornish’s stance is argued using half truths, obfuscations and all the other slippery tricks in…
  • Catching up

    mreades
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:59 pm
      First of all, I would like to — belatedly — wish everyone a happy new year. I hope everyone has a safe, prosperous, healthful 2015. This post is going to be a grab bag of subjects because I’m going to be catching up on a lot of stuff. You can read through it all or skip down to whatever heading strikes your fancy and read that part. There is no overall all-encompassing theme. Simply a potpourri of diverse subjects. Let’s get started. New Site Over a year ago, I purchased a new theme chock full of all kinds of bells and whistles to replace the outdated, clunky,…
  • Low carb diet: Fat or fiction

    mreades
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
      Last year I put up a couple of posts of Australian TV shows kicking sand in the face of mainstream nutritional and medical practices. The first debunked the idea that saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for your health and included and interview with yours truly. The second, which really got the mainstream docs riled, showed a different perspective on statins. It got the statinators so worked up that they mounted a campaign – fueled with drug money, I would guess – that ended up making the network remove the show from its website. Now, Dr. Maryanne Demasi has done the…
  • The Cholesterol Myths

    mreades
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
      Danish physician, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, has for years been at the forefront of the movement to de-demonize cholesterol. Not only has he written three popular books on the subject, he has published over a hundred articles in the medical and scientific literature and spoken at academic conferences the world over. In addition, he founded and runs THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics, an organization that includes physicians and scientists from around the globe. Due to problems with the publisher of his first and, in my view, most comprehensive book on cholesterol, Dr.
  • Do we get fat because we eat too much? Some think so.

    mreades
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
      First and foremost, MD and I would like to thank each and everyone one of you who provided suggestions and recommendations for an updated version of Protein Power. Based on all your comments, it appears it will be more of a rewrite than an update, which creates problems with the publisher. I’ll elaborate in future posts as I learn more. It may turn out that we’ll have to self publish to do what we want to do. Mainstream publishing is such a hidebound industry – almost no room for creativity. I’ve been working on a new Protein Power site with a whole new level of…
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • 6 Cooking Oils to NEVER Eat

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    Some of these oils are healthy and some are VERY unhealthy -- soybean oil, olive oil, coconut oil, corn oil, etc... Let's take a closer look.by Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal TrainerAuthor of best-sellers: The Fat Burning Kitchen Today, I wanted to give you my take on a confusing subject to most people:...why some oils and fats you may use in cooking, baking, or other food use are actually harmful to your body, and why some are healthful.Here's the deal...A lot of people seem to think that anything labeled as "vegetable oil" is good for you.
  • Is It Oolong Tea or a Fat-Burning Tea Scam?

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition SpecialistI'm sure you've seen tons of really clever ads all over the internet for all of these "Wu-tea" products claiming to be the miracle cure to fat loss.I must admit, there's some savvy marketing behind these sites... they even claim things like "as seen on Oprah" and try to claim all sorts of celebrity endorsements.Here's the deal...Most of these new tea products on the internet claiming to be a miracle cure for fat loss are just oolong tea. Some brands may have other teas mixed in too, but most I've seen are…
  • Top 5 Condiments in Your Fat Burning Kitchen

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:09 am
    by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition SpecialistI'm sure you can think of all sorts of condiments that are obviously NOT healthy...What about Mayo? Sorry...With processed refined soybean oil as the main ingredient in most mayos, there's NOTHING healthy about mayonnaise. It causes internal inflammation and harms your omega-6 to omega-3 balance with excess omega-6 fats. Tartar sauce has the same issues as mayo. If you can find a mayo made with 100% olive oil instead of soybean oil, this would actually be a healthy choice.Ketchup? Not quite...Yes, ketchup is…
  • How the Mindfulness Meditation Style Rebuilds Your Brain

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:56 am
    Harvard Study: How Meditation Literally Rebuilds Your Brain by The Alternative DailyBy now, pretty much all of us know and accept that meditation provides a plethora of benefits, including reduced tension and stress and improved focus and concentration. However, how and why meditation does this has long remained unknown—until now!Harvard University scientists have published the results of an 8-week study that used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the effects of meditation on the brain. Participants in the study practiced forms of mindfulness meditation every day for approximately…
  • 3 Fat-Burning SECRETS about Restaurant Eating

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    by Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CESEveryone, from time to time, splurges a little bit and goes out to eat, or grabs a quick meal at a fast-food chain.However, if you are not careful, you may fall for some common tricks that are present in every restaurant or fast-food chain.Let me explain…Three Sneaky Restaurant TricksEating one meal out will not necessarily destroy your weight loss goals.However, the more frequently you eat out, the harder it may be for you to lose weight and keep it off.You see, restaurants and fast-food chains have many secrets that are designed to help them sell more…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Is There Only One Right Way To Eat For Everyone?

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    "Much of the comments-section vitriol seems to result from believing there’s exactly one right way toeat. There isn’t. There may be one right way to eat for you and one right way to eat for me, but there’s no right way to eat for everyone. We all came from different genetic backgrounds and we’re all different." - Tom Naughton, writer and creator of the documentary, 'Fat Head'© 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
  • How Sugar Makes You Addicted and Why We Overeat

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    “No one can exert cognitive inhibition, willpower, over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute, of every day, of every year.” – Dr. Robert H. Lustig© 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
  • The Best Exercise To Lose Weight

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

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

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

    Laura Moncur
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    This postcard from PostSecret showed up during Eating Disorders Week. It reads: The worst thing about self-destructive behaviors is when no one notices. Sometimes our eating behaviors can hide. I wasn’t able to hide mine, although I ate upwards of 5000 calories a day during my worst, so perhaps my exercise was hiding some of my eating problems. There are many people who suffer who don’t LOOK like they have a problem and it doesn’t help that our society prefers to look at people who are scarily thin. If you have a problem with eating, get help. Just because your family and…
  • Wearing Out Vs. Rusting Out

    Laura Moncur
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    I saw this quote on The Quotations Page today and it was inspiring to me: It reads: Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. Theodore Roosevelt The full quote is from his address at the opening of the gubernatorial campaign, New York City, October 5, 1898: We are face to face with our destiny and we must meet it with high and resolute courage. For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily; let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. For me, that means CONSISTENCY. I need to do a little bit of…
  • Park Here To Walk Farther and Be Healthier

    Laura Moncur
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    While walking around Daybreak, I found this in the Rio Tinto parking lot. It says: Park Here To Walk Farther and Be Healthier It was on the outskirts of their employee parking lot and I thought it was genius. This is one of the MANY tips that are thrown out to help you lose weight that never worked for me. It wasn’t that I needed more exercise. It wasn’t that I was eating too many calories. Both of those things needed to change before I could lose weight, but they weren’t the problem. The problem wasn’t the food. The problem was WHY I wanted to eat the food. The…
  • Matt Diaz Is My Hero

    Laura Moncur
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    I am so inspired by this guy! Matt Diaz has lost 270 pounds! He is self-conscious about his excess skin, but I am truly inspired by him! You lost weight, man! Be PROUD of your body! You EARNED it! I, too, have excess skin under my arms and lying flaccidly over my flatter stomach. I will never have a six pack. I will never be one of those girls to wear a mid-riff baring shirt, but it’s not out of shame. Even if I had always been thin, I wouldn’t have worn one of those shirts. I was never that comfortable with showing off my body. That’s WHY I ended up gaining so much weight.
  • Gym Pet Peeves

    Laura Moncur
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    This video is funny. THIS is why I workout at home…
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  • 11 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Avocados

    Gina Badalaty
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Most Americans are not getting enough whole non-processed foods. And if your family is surviving on processed food, you may struggle with getting produce into your family’s diet. But regardless of how your family eats, most people LOVE avocados. The taste, texture, versatility, nutrition and color make it a mom’s secret weapon. Avocados make for a great meal, topping, appetizer, side dish, snack, smoothie ingredient and even fill out a dessert. Full of flavor, this delicious mean green food is also full of “good…
  • Peddling Poison: What’s Really in Girl Scout Cookies?

    Elizabeth
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. I was somewhat reluctant to delve into America’s favorite overpriced cookies, because it always seems to be an off limits topic. The Girl Scouts of America has become a part of so many young girl’s lives. I, myself, was a brownie and my mom was cookie mom. The organization’s mission is to build girls confidence and character among other things. For these reasons, it seems all of a Girl Scout’s efforts must be supported, including the door to door sale of cookies. But just because the Girl…
  • Bella Organics Facebook Party March 31st

    Mamavation
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. How important are non-toxic personal care products to you? When considering what is inside conventional cosmetics and personal care products, take an abundance of caution. Choosing safe personal care products is very important to us. And one thing you may not have considered is your deodorant. We recommend you chose a brand that does NOT contain aluminum at the very least. And we’ve also written about the importance of doing an “armpit cleanse” if your body doesn’t take to natural deodorant to…
  • 10 Reasons You Should Eat Jello Every Day

    Mamavation
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Now, I am not talking about that gross Jello you find on the shelves of supermarkets which contains all sorts of artificial flavors, colors, and loads of sugar. That Jello is right up there on the list of processed foods you should never feed your kids. What I am talking about is real jello made from gelatin – you know, the nutrient-dense superfood. Before we get into all the reasons you should eat real Jello every day, let’s do a quick refresher on what gelatin is. Gelatin is basically a cooked form of collagen…
  • Deadly Scent: Toxic Perfume Chemicals

    Gina Badalaty
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. With Mother’s Day less than two months away and spring fashion season fully underway, a big push to sell fragrances will be on the rise. Unfortunately, perfumes, colognes and other fashion scents can be a problem for many people. A small squirt of even a high-end fragrance can cause severe and painful reactions in the form of headaches or sinus swelling for both adults and kids, not to mention itchiness and a runny nose, for people who are allergic. However, that is not the biggest health risk of perfumes. Fragrances…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Amok Draumr 2.0, Cool Sleeping Place

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    I love new cool stuff, especially when it changed the way you look at things. Camping for instance, the Amok Draumr is one of those changes. The presidental suite to nature´s own hotel, including an outstanding view. Wanna sleep with nature? Come hang with us!Amok Equipment is an outdoor equipment company that redefines the way people camp.After being sold out to over 15 countries, the patent pending hammock, Draumr has now reached its second generation.The idea behind Draumr was to create an adjustable bed you can take anywhere. Draumr is customized for outdoor sleeping and…
  • Blue Freedom | The World's Smallest Hydropower Plant

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    KickstarterInteresting, now I just need to get this for my house, wind powered. Not that you should be bringing your smartphone camping, enjoy the outdoors, but the concept is great.Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.Kickstarter
  • Fogo Adventure Gadget: GPS+Flashlight+Walkie Talkie+Charger

    Aaron Usiskin
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    As things get smaller and more functional its only a matter of time till everything melts together. Or things that make sense. Meet Fogo, the only gadget that includes GPS, bluetooth, digital voice messaging, USB backup battery, and a powerful LED flashlight. Whether you're biking or hiking, fishing or hunting, navigating or camping, the Fogo keeps you safe and lightens your load!The Fogo was built to get you off the beaten path and keep you safe while exploring. With GPS tracking and waypoint navigation, the Fogo can be your guide as you blaze a new trail. Load points of…
  • Get Cozier, Sleeping Bag For Two!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Backcountry Bed Duo SYN 1.5-SeasonThis is so for me, a larger sleeping bag like I am at home. Now this is great for car camping or if you have someone else you want to share the night with. It is not down, but hey if there is someone else in there with you, why would you need down. You asked for it - and we built it. Now you can "sleep" in the wild like you do at home, with a comforter…and a special someone. Plus, it's available in this synthetic fill build, offering performance in warmer conditions. With an oversized, integrated comforter sealing the opening, you can "sleep"…
  • INDOBOARD, Best Low Tech Gear, Ever!

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    One of the best workouts you can get coupled with curls, push-ups, squats, etc., is with the Indo Board.The Original Training Package provides a complete workout without taking up a lot of space and offers hours of fun for riders of all ages and abilities. Indo Board was designed to enable the rider to have fun while exercising the core muscles involved in board sports, team sports and fitness. The basic goal of the Indo Board Balance Trainer with the roller and cushion is to ride as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground.The Original Training Package comes with…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Scenes From the BayTrailrunner Whiskey Hill Redwood Half Marathon

    Scott Dunlap
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    About 90 runners braved an early morning rain in Huddart Park to run the BayTrailrunners Whiskey Hill Redwood Run Half Marathon/10k, and I got a few pics. You are all welcome to them!(New teepee on the Chinquapin Trail)(The amazing Allen Lucas! Love this guy)(Trees are looking a little furry)(Aid station sets up for rain)
  • Hit By A Deer....REVENGE!

    Scott Dunlap
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    A couple weeks back, I hit a deer while driving my car home late at night. Messed up my car, but not nearly as much as it messed up the deer. I felt terrible.Day before yesterday, the neighborhood deer pack got me back. I was cruising along the single track on a ridge in Huddart Park with my headphones on when a deer went flying by just 10 feet in front of me. As fast as I could say "WOW! That was close...", the second one clocked me and knocked me on my ass.Yup. I got run over by a deer.(The suspects fleeing the scene)In retrospect, it was my fault (again). The headphones meant I couldn't…
  • Sunny Smiles At The 2015 Marin Ultra Challenge 25k

    Scott Dunlap
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    It was a postcard-worthy sunny morning in Sausalito, CA, as I lined up with 350+ runners for Inside Trail Racing's Marin Ultra Challenge 25k last Saturday. We have had many of these perfect California weekends lately (sorry Bostonians), but I still feel like each one should be cherished. My lingering chest cold forced a kick-down from the planned 50k here (I missed my alarm too), but a casual 25k sounded like a great way to honor the day.(Amazing day...can you see the GG Bridge?)Not that there is such a thing as a casual 25k when you race in the Marin Headlands. This area is home to many of…
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  • Prescription Opioid Addiction is a Disease. You Can Be Part of the Cure.

    CalorieLab
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Molly Steenson/Flickr To my knowledge, I’ve never had a friend, relative or close acquaintance who was addicted to opioid drugs. Statistically, that seems to make me one of the lucky ones. Because opioid addiction, thanks considerably to the soaring use and misuse of prescription pain killers, now involves an alarmingly large segment of the U.S. population, either directly or though personal relationships. Opioid drugs include notoriously illicit items such as heroin and opium, but increasingly those are merely the tip of a pharmaceutical iceberg, the bulk of which…
  • Fitness Technology: Don’t Use it, Says Dr. J

    Dr. J
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    1981 Sony Walkman advertisement Does all the fitness technology used today help us or hurt us? When I first started running, I used a primitive Walkman and headphones to listen to music. That didn’t last long. Between the Florida rains and my sweat, the headphones rusted, and I figuratively tossed that gadget to the curb and never looked back. So, yeah, I admit it, for a while Eye of the Tiger played in my head when I ran. But soon my mind moved on to better applications of its gray and white matter, and now I believe in being completely unplugged, especially during outdoor walking,…
  • Red Meat Risks Go beyond Saturated Fat: Heme Iron, Intestinal Bacteria

    Karen Collins
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Kent Wang/Flickr Nutrition recommendations invariably ask you to limit your consumption of red meat. Most people think that this is because of the saturated fat in red meat, but there is more to it than that, and you cannot get around the risks of red meat simply by choosing lean cuts. Of course, when you do eat red meat (beef, pork or lamb), choosing lean cuts is important in order to limit saturated fat and avoid excess calories. But eating too much of any red meat (more than 18 ounces cooked, weekly) increases risk for colorectal cancer. Red meats that are processed, such as…
  • Consumers Ignore or Misunderstand FDA Dietary Supplement Disclaimers

    Robert S. Wieder
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    The FDA disclaimer is in the lower left corner in tiny type. Regular visitors to this site may have read a previous post here several weeks ago about an investigation regarding the contents of various dietary supplements that was conducted by the New York State Attorney General’s office. The A.G.’s people analyzed samples of the Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC house brands of gingko biloba, St. John’s Wort, ginseng, echinacea, and saw palmetto and found that every item tested contained either very little or absolutely none of the advertised herb. How come the FDA…
  • Reconnecting with the Man Who Taught Me to be a Facial Surgeon

    Dr. J
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    View just after takeoff – Courtesy Dr. J I recently had the wonderful pleasure of visiting with the man who taught me to be a surgeon. Bill was spending the winter in a beautiful city in Florida. The weather was perfect. Well, almost: there were high winds and vision-obscuring smoke from controlled burns, but I put that baby to bed three weeks ago). As I flew the Arrow over those turquoise waters off Florida’s southwest coast, and he met me at the airport. Perhaps the most important quality of a great teacher is the ability to “love” each student and have that rapport…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • #MicroblogMondays 31: Inspirational Quotes

    Mel
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I’ll admit that I usually don’t read reviews of my books.  I’m afraid that doing so will change me.  And change is bad.  So… I avoid it like an ostrich*. But I was scrolling past […]
  • Mental Sampler 3

    Mel
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    A heads up that there is a Harry Potter spoiler in the last section of this post.  So scroll down slowly so you can stop reading when I tell you to stop reading if you haven’t read books 6 and 7.  Got it? ******* Does anyone else remember ice milk?  We used to always get […]
  • 538th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    The deed is done, the plans are set, the kitchen remodeling is happening.  Like… soon.  Like scary soon.  I thought it would take longer to get underway, but we ended up signing on at the first meeting and making all of our design decisions.  And yes, I will take before and after pictures.  Though… you […]
  • IComLeavWe: April 2015

    Mel
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
  • The Pressure of Egg Freezing

    Mel
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:13 am
    A recent article on the New York Times blog finally released me to put into words something that has always gotten under my skin about egg freezing, and it’s this: if this option had been around when I was younger, and if I had been nearing the end of my twenties unmarried, I would have […]
 
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  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 341

    Mark Sisson
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Research of the Week Older really can mean wiser, depending on which cognitive ability you’re studying. Bad sleep kills sexual desire in women. Extra sleep makes sex more likely and increases genital arousal. Too much homework is an independent predictor of obesity in children. Vitamin D seems to keep low-grade prostate cancer from getting too aggressive. A brisk walk can curb snack cravings and reduce stress-eating. New Primal Blueprint Podcasts Episode 60: Brad Pilon: Host Brock Armstrong hangs out with one of the foremost experts on intermittent fasting. In this podcast,…
  • Anchovy Butter

    Worker Bee
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just when you thought butter couldn’t get any better, there’s anchovy butter. It’s an umami-rich secret ingredient that transforms simply cooked meat and veggies into an amazing meal. Don’t worry, anchovy butter won’t make your food taste fishy. Rather, it gives everything it touches a subtle, savory flavor boost. Meat tastes meatier. Veggies taste bolder. A batch of anchovy butter can be kept in the fridge (or freezer) and sliced as needed. Melt it over steak and roasted and raw vegetables. Use it to sauté just about anything. When you have anchovy butter in the fridge, elevating…
  • Primal Eating Gave Me My Life Back

    Guest
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Primal eating gave me my life back. Allowed me to stay in shape, enjoy eating, and not suffer. Living the Primal life is now my passion, it’s become that topic I always bring up to friends and strangers that causes my wife to roll her eyes and…
  • How to Overcome Inertia and Get Yourself Unstuck

    Mark Sisson
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The 17th Century physicist Isaac Newton observed in his famous laws of motion that objects at rest stay at rest and objects in motion stay in motion unless acted upon by an outside force. You’ve perhaps experienced this phenomenon as you chase your kids’ baseball while it rolls for a block and a half as you curse under your breath. You’ve also maybe observed it when you’re parked comfortably on the couch after a long, stressful day and know it would take all the king’s men to move you from that spot. While I’m half kidding about the second example, I’ve seen the principle of…
  • The Definitive Guide to Seeds

    Mark Sisson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Last week, I gave you the definitive guide to nuts, focusing on the ten most widely available types. Today I give the same treatment to edible seeds. If you’ve ever wondered whether chia seeds are good to eat, or sesame seeds can be legitimate snacks, or flaxseed actually isn’t as good (or bad) as you may have thought, this is the post for you. If you need to choose sides in a long-standing and bitter blood feud pitting the sunflower seed farmers on your mother’s side of the family against the pepita producers on your father’s, this post will help you decide. If…
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  • Dance is Exercise

    linda
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    I've always loved to dance. There is nothing more joyful than moving your body to a song with a beat that moves the heart and soul. Most of my dancing has been free-style at clubs in my youth. It was the 80s, everybody was doing it! A dance that I've always thought looks like a lot of fun is swing dancing. So I looked for local lessons and found an affordable venue at our local Elks Lodge. For $10 I got a beginners dance lesson, followed by two hours of dance which was open to a local dance club. Ages 17 to 75 are welcome and the dancers really reflected the spectrum of skill levels. I made a…
  • Stymied By Re-injury

    linda
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    I've been training for a half marathon, and worked my way into an overuse injury of the adductor muscles on the inner thigh. After following instructions for rest, ice, stretching, and massage, I've started feeling better. I also began to incorporate strengthening exercises and everything seemed to going on track and I was ready to begin some easy running. But first, I had errands to run, because, after all, life gets in the way. And it was in the supermarket, lifting a 26 lb box of cat litter into a shopping cart, that my right psoas went into spasm. I usually find cat litter in 20 lb boxes…
  • Exercise and Depression

    linda
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    I'm between jobs right now, and frankly, the situation has me feeling depressed. But rather than moping around, I've decided to focus on things in my life that I can control, such as my health. I also have a hefty "to do" list: you know the kind, all those things you know need to get done, but you put them off .... How often in our lives do we get a block of time to get around to nagging projects without having to take personal time from work, or spend precious weekends attending to them? But when people are depressed, motivation can be hard to come by. The solution: exercise. Mental health…
  • Exercise as a Conduit to Wholeness

    linda
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    In today's topic, I want to reach back to my alternative medicine roots and talk about wholeness. I'm going to use myself as an example, simply because it's the most immediate one on hand. I've mentioned in earlier posts that I have an SI joint instability, which allows too much movement in the foundational support systems in my body: my pelvis. It does not give me problems all the time, but simply moves in and out of episodes of stability and dysfunction. Under duress, such as training for a half marathon, the compromise in this system of support has revealed itself. Metaphorically, I can…
  • Rehabilitating Adductor Magnus Strain

    linda
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    In a prior post, I mentioned that I developed an overuse injury while training for a half marathon. Specifically, the adductor muscles of the inner thigh, which act to stabilize the lower extremity during walking or running, got overworked and inflamed. Luckily, researching to pinpoint exactly where the problem lay, I came across a wonderful resource that every runner should have in their arsenal of care. The Running Injury Oracle was able to identify the type of injury, and basic self care of the injury, such as rest, ice, stretching and massage (which just reinforced information and skills…
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Health Benefits of Massage

    fitness guy
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Many people look upon massage as an indulgence that is simply not necessary, I have to admit that I enjoy getting a massage but was always wondering if long term massage was good for me. This way of thinking keeps them from experiencing the miraculous healing power a good massage can have.This form of therapy is not only very pleasant and relaxing but offers great health inspiring benefits.This article is going to reveal some of the key health benefits of massage and debunk the idea that it is a luxury not worth pursuing. Here is what you can expect by receiving a massage every week or…
  • How to Work your Back and Obliques When Doing Ab Exercises

    fitness guy
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Obliques are the sidewall of your abdomen. When obliques are too fatty, many people call them love handles.Working out the obliques as well as your back muscles is essential to getting in a good abdominal workout. While it is tempting to focus on your upper abs, you will not get the best results by doing so.Two ways to work ObliquesObliques can be worked in two ways. The first is through crunches in which you twist your torso.You lie down as if you are doing a traditional crunch. When you come up, instead of just rolling into the crunch, you twist your torso to the left or right. You will get…
  • Overcome Diet Excuses Easily

    fitness guy
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    One of the hardest things about leading a diet group must be time at the scale – the dreaded weigh in. That’s the moment of truth when the dieter finds out how he or she did the previous week.The weigh-in people always smile sweetly as they listen to the lame excuses as to why the scale is up. Imagine hearing the following comments every week:“I had a lot of sodium last night.”“This diet is too stringent, I got hungry.”“This diet has too much food, I can’t eat it all.”“I needed to take a little break this week.”“It’s my medication.”“It was a birthday party, I had…
  • Jawbone Up24, Walking, and Meal Planning

    fitness guy
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    I thought that a nice Sunday ritual might be to recap my week on the blog so that I can share what was working for me during the week, the things that I did, lessons learned, and hopefully a little inspiration for you as a reader to help you get fit.Does that sound good? A bit narcissistic maybe by me but hopefully it will give you some value Jawbone Up24Last Sunday my wife was a bit disappointed that she just is not getting enough exercise and decided that “today is the day” that she was going to get a fitbit.I was put in charge of getting one and since I have researched these…
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

    fitness guy
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Last week we had this soup for dinner and I have to say it was fantastic.To make things a bit easier my wife cooked this in the crockpot and even though you would think that it would harden the chicken cooking so long it ended up working out great.Chicken Tortilla Soup Ingredients2 Skinless boneless Chicken Breast 1/2 tsp Olìve oil 1 Cup Chopped onion 1 TBSP lime juice 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/4 tsp cumin 2 (14.5 oz) cans chicken broth 1 Cup Salsa 1 Cup corn Tortilla chips and Monterey Jack cheese for garnish.Chicken Tortilla Soup Directions1. Heat oil on low in soup…
 
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Just An Hour Per Day Of Play Can Boost Young Brains

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Imagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems.  Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois have found that just an hour of fun, active play not only gets kids in better shape but significantly improves their cognitive functioning.Plenty of previous studies have shown the link between fitness and better academic performance in the classroom but it wasn’t clear if this was a cause and effect relationship or just that smarter kids…
  • Training Your Eyes To Hit That Curveball

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    “Just keep your eye on the ball.”  Seems like simple enough advice for a young slugger at the plate.  That may work in the early years of Little League baseball when the pitches they see  have not yet cracked 50 mph.  But as the fastballs get faster and the change-ups get slower, having quick eyes and an even quicker perceptual brain is the only way hitters will be able to “hit it square” with a round bat and a round ball.   Which is exactly why psychology researchers at the University of California - Riverside (UCR) teamed up with the college’s varsity…
  • The Subliminal Power Of Positive Cheering

    3 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Young athletes often hear phrases of encouragement like, “dig a little deeper” or “you have to want it more than they do” or, ideally, “be mentally tough.”  For most kids, these words from a coach, a parent or a teammate go in one ear and out the other.  But, what if there was actually some scientific substance to the words?  Could the smiling, confident face of a coach delivering a pep talk actually have a subliminal effect on performance?  While the conscious brain may dismiss this positive talk, the subconscious mind may actually be putting it to work,…
  • Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

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

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

  • Prepping for Our Trip to Washington, D.C.

    Angie
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    I can’t believe I’m pretty much packed and it’s only Tuesday. We leave Friday for a non-stop crazy packed trip to Washington, D.C. It’s been a busy few weeks getting ready for our trip to Washington, D.C. I’m originally from Northern VA and went to D.C. a lot growing up. Rikaine from the Beans &Read More The post Prepping for Our Trip to Washington, D.C. appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Mandala Coloring: Relaxation Technique

    Angie
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Ever since our vacation to Roatan, Honduras, I have been into coloring mandalas. I have always loved coloring but mandalas are really cool. The only issue I had with them was using crayons. You really need to use colored pencils. And if you want to use markers be sure to tear the pages out becauseRead More The post Mandala Coloring: Relaxation Technique appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Monthly Goals: March 2015

    Angie
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    Have you set your March goals yet? Join in on the monthly goals link up hosted by My So-Called Chaos and A Peek at Karen’s World and get inspired by others working on and meeting their goals. I’m going to try to post my goals and updates every month. I know that staying accountable helpsRead More The post Monthly Goals: March 2015 appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice

    Angie
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice This month is National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2015 is Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle which is to encourage everyone to adopt a plan that focuses on healthy eating and physical activity. I figured it would be a great time to share how we plan to stick to a healthyRead More The post Healthy Travel: Vacation Advice appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
  • Does Walk Away the Pounds Work?

    Angie
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Why yes it does! I lost over 70 lbs on this program and highly recommend it. The Walk Away the Pounds, Walk Slim and Walk at Home series of workouts are top my exercise list! All of Leslie Sansone’s at home workouts are motivational, most have great music and I like that she has aRead More The post Does Walk Away the Pounds Work? appeared first on Healthy Lifestyle Blog - Losing It & Loving It.
 
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    GymJunkies.com

  • Green Tea Benefits and Risks

    Gym Junkies
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Green tea has been a hot topic in the diet and fitness world for some time. Today, we’ll take a closer look and see if this age old favorite is truly an immune system secret weapon or if some people should avoid it. In addition to being tasty, green tea is also full of anti-oxidants and packed full of phytonutrients. With many health benefits, drinking green tea is an easy way to keep your body refreshed and healthy and with a … The post Green Tea Benefits and Risks appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Workout Nutrition Made Simple

    Gym Junkies
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Once you get serious about making fitness a priority in your life, workout nutrition must become a major focus in your life. We’ll make it easy and break down what you need to know. Working out is good for you in so many different ways. It gives you physical strength and can help with your mental well being too! And everyone knows your diet comes into play with this, too. But still, it can be confusing to know what to … The post Workout Nutrition Made Simple appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Force Factor 2 Review

    Gym Junkies
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you heard the hype about Force Factor 2? Are you wondering whether or not to use it? Today, I will take you through all the details and help you decide whether or not Force Factor 2 is worth your money and can help you reach your fitness goals. Recently, I took this pre workout supplement for a test drive and so I thought I would share my experience in this review to help our readers find the best supplements … The post Force Factor 2 Review appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Get Stronger in 31 Days

    Gym Junkies
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Wondering how to get stronger in just 31 days? Today, we’ll show you how to shatter your strength plateau. Equipment Needed Barbell & plates, pull up bar and something to do weighted pull-ups with (get creative, think backpack, weight belt, life jacket you can tie plates onto). The 31 day strength program is going to help you get stronger using only 5 exercises, the deadlift, squat, push press, bench press, and weighted pull up. For this program, you … The post Get Stronger in 31 Days appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Grapefruit Diet Worth The Squeeze?

    Gym Junkies
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you heard all this talk about the grapefruit diet. Today we’re going to find out if it lives up to the hype. So what’s the big deal with this grapefruit diet? Can a grapefruit really help you lose weight? Should you eat the fruit or an extract in supplement form? Could this citrus fruit give you the edge you need in pursuit of weight loss? We’ll find out today. Grapefruit Diet Basics Here’s what it involves: You’re supposed to … The post Grapefruit Diet Worth The Squeeze? appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
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    Yum Yucky

  • Inner Thighs Workout: Quick Sculpt & Burn

    yumyucky
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Hey guys! This inner thighs workout takes less 3 minutes, but you will feel the burn for an awesome quickie that targets the inner thighs to sculpt and tone. You ready for it? Let’s go! Join me in these daily moves! Incorporate the daily move into your workout, or squeeze it in when you’re tight on time yet need to stay active. No sitting on your rear. Keep it movin’! Monday: 15 push ups Tuesday: 10 squat jumps Wednesday: 25 mountain climbers Thursday: 60-second high knees jog Friday: 20 alternating front kicks It’s going to be wonderful week. Make every moment count.
  • Whole 30 Before and After Results

    yumyucky
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    My buddy Amber’s Whole 30 before and after results are fantastic. Just take a look at her… I have other friends who have also done this free, 30 day program with wonderful results. I asked Amber to come here today to share details about Whole30 to help you decide if it’s right for you. So let ‘er rip, Amber! (…but please, no farting allowed) AMBER’S WHOLE30 Do you ever feel super bloated after you eat, like you’re 5 months pregnant with a burrito baby? Or maybe you really need a nap after lunch and fight passing out at your desk? Do you get headaches…
  • 5-Minute Waist Slimming Workout and Your Fitness Mission For this Week

    yumyucky
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Groove with me on this waist slimming workout! We are going to work the midsection to target the abs and slim the waist while shaking ‘dat booty. Leave me a comment if you’re feelin’ the groove. Let’s go! YOUR FITNESS MISSION FOR THIS WEEK Mountain Climb Up the Rocky Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art…3 times! There are 72 steps in total up those infamous steps. Your mission this week is to climb that flight 3 times for a total of 216 steps. Divide this 5 days to do 43 mountain climbers each day, plus one more on Friday. Monday thru Thursday: 43 mountain…
  • Low Calorie Strawberry Shortcake. Quick, No Bake!

    yumyucky
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    You are gonna LOVE this no bake, low calorie Strawberry Shortcake recipe that takes only a few minutes to prepare. It’s delicious, dammit! And ya, we must make this in a wine glass to be sure the fanciness factor is achieved. Check out the video recipe with step by step instructions. Your stomach is gonna loooove this. Happy strawberry shortcake-ing! More healthy dessert recipes are on the coming soon. It’s the only way to ensure that the balance of the universe remains intact. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Low Calorie Strawberry…
  • No Filter. Nailed it!

    yumyucky
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    If you’re happy and you know it, take a selfie! (clap, clap) LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post No Filter. Nailed it! appeared first on Yum Yucky.
 
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    JCD Fitness

  • Training For Fat Loss In Simple Terms: What You Must Know

    JC Deen
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Training for fat loss — so many opinions, and so many decisions. Since I am a proponent of maintaining good habits, and having a very clear focus on what you’re trying to accomplish, I personally subscribe to Occam’s razor when thinking about fat loss, programming, and above all, sticking to the plan. Occam’s razor, if […]
  • How To Build Your Weight Loss Meal Plans And Make Losing Fat Easier On Yourself

    JC Deen
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Fat loss, dieting, getting shredded, leaning out, weight loss — whatever you want to call it, it’s all the same end-result. More muscle, less fat, better definition is what we all want. One question I get all the time is “can you give me a meal plan for weight loss?” And to that, I always […]
  • Make A Small Promise To Yourself, and Keep It [30-day challenge]

    JC Deen
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    When you set a fitness and physique goal, it’s easy to get caught up in the motivation you feel, and excitement of what’s to come. However, after a few days of hard work, the reality always sets in. Our reality is far different than what we initially dreamt up in our heads. Getting up early […]
  • Get Disciplined: Fixing Your Diet And Training Mistakes And Realizing Your Goals

    JC Deen
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:18 am
    2 weeks ago, I brought up a handful of ideas based on why you might might be screwing up your diet and training combination. Today we’re going to cover exactly why you’re messing up, and how to fix it. 1. Nutritional Tracking, and Accountability As I mentioned, most people mess this up because they get […]
  • Fitness Goals: Understanding Why We Give Up

    JC Deen
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    It’s the second week of February, and if you set a physique-related resolution, but have since given up, I want to help you to determine exactly why. Today we’re going to focus on figuring out exactly what went wrong, and why you gave up. Then in part 2, we’ll wrap up with a surefire system […]
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    Turbulence Training

  • Trunk and Deadlift in SoCal

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    My trunk, my junk, my lovely manly trunk, to paraphrase the wordsmith, Fergie. Yep, it's a beautiful thing. I travel so much to the same places that I have one of these trunks stashed at 3 different hotels in America. Contains all my goodies and secret nutrition formulas! (Like walnuts, coconut oil, cacao nibs, almond butter, Zevia, and Epic bars. Ha!) When I check in, the hotel brings up my
  • The End of my Streaking

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    My 12-week Streaking Transformation has come to an end. Details below. Our next TT Transformation Contest will start in late April or early May. I'll need to figure out something really cool for that one.Speaking of really cool, I had a great Sunday morning workout.1A) Squat1B) Depth Jump2A) Front Squat - did 135 for 12 reps (full squat)2B) Good MorningLegs are sore today. Good to get back to
  • Gluten Busters!

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Arrived into Toronto at 5pm on Friday evening. The city was buzzing on the eve of Spring. Warm weather, sunshine, and a sense of change was in the air. These are the nights you look forward to all winter long. I am staying at one of my favorite hotels, the Shangri-La. It has quite the happening lobby. Every afternoon, and I mean EVERY afternoon, it is packed with people enjoying a
  • Paleo Streak

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Today's my last day in the ETR office in Denver. It's been very busy, starting in the office at 6:30am and finishing at 5:30am. I've taken the week off from training, but had great chats with Daniel Woodrum about the future of CTT, as well as launching some new programs and coaching our staff. We really dialed in some big projects, testing, and details. Streaking Update 1) Write 3000
  • Streaking in Denver

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Just finished a very good, but long day in the ETR office in Denver. It was our 2nd Quarter Planning meeting and we have some exciting projects half-done, and many more on the long-range calendar. In June we'll have a yoga program out from Missi Holt (not TT-yoga, but yoga for pain relief), and in July we will have a cookbook out with Joel Marion's personal chef, www.Chefgui.com <= totally
 
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    JCD Fitness

  • Training For Fat Loss In Simple Terms: What You Must Know

    JC Deen
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Training for fat loss — so many opinions, and so many decisions. Since I am a proponent of maintaining good habits, and having a very clear focus on what you’re trying to accomplish, I personally subscribe to Occam’s razor when thinking about fat loss, programming, and above all, sticking to the plan. Occam’s razor, if […]
  • How To Build Your Weight Loss Meal Plans And Make Losing Fat Easier On Yourself

    JC Deen
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Fat loss, dieting, getting shredded, leaning out, weight loss — whatever you want to call it, it’s all the same end-result. More muscle, less fat, better definition is what we all want. One question I get all the time is “can you give me a meal plan for weight loss?” And to that, I always […]
  • Make A Small Promise To Yourself, and Keep It [30-day challenge]

    JC Deen
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    When you set a fitness and physique goal, it’s easy to get caught up in the motivation you feel, and excitement of what’s to come. However, after a few days of hard work, the reality always sets in. Our reality is far different than what we initially dreamt up in our heads. Getting up early […]
  • Get Disciplined: Fixing Your Diet And Training Mistakes And Realizing Your Goals

    JC Deen
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:18 am
    2 weeks ago, I brought up a handful of ideas based on why you might might be screwing up your diet and training combination. Today we’re going to cover exactly why you’re messing up, and how to fix it. 1. Nutritional Tracking, and Accountability As I mentioned, most people mess this up because they get […]
  • Fitness Goals: Understanding Why We Give Up

    JC Deen
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    It’s the second week of February, and if you set a physique-related resolution, but have since given up, I want to help you to determine exactly why. Today we’re going to focus on figuring out exactly what went wrong, and why you gave up. Then in part 2, we’ll wrap up with a surefire system […]
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • My Husband Stole My Hobby: Running Used To Be Mine & Now It’s Ours

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Dan and I haven’t discussed this, but its something that has been very much on my mind… One of the may reasons that I loved running was because it was mine and mine alone. I am a big believer that no matter how close you are with your spouse, you each deserve to have a hobby that is uniquely yours. That defines you not as something that you and your guy do, but something that belongs to you. For me, it was always running. If you’re a new reader, you may not know but my husband Dan and I are together a lot. We’re business partners and life partners. And sometimes those lines get…
  • Trail Ultra Training Week 3 & Fun TidBits

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’ve made it friends. Friday, how I love you! I’m pretty stoked about today, Dan and I are going on a putt putt date. But not traditional put put. One of the local golf courses is holding a fundraiser event and putting on a night time putt-putt thing. Since the only golf club I own is a putter, I’m pretty pumped to dust it off! I’ve have a few things to share today, and being that it’s Friday, it’s all fun. First things first, the training log for last week! Week 3 Trail Ultra Training Monday: Kettlebell Workout (100 Snatch Test!) Tuesday: 4 Miles at CawCaw Wednesday: 6 Miles…
  • Meet Me At The Bar Bell Workout {Barbell & Kettlebell Workout}

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’ve almost made it to Thursday! I hope the week has been wonderful. I have a great workout to share with you, and to be honest it’s a bit different than what I normally share here. But it’s fun to spice things up from time to time, right? Believe it or not, I do actually use other training tools besides kettlebells. In fact, I actually really love loading up a barbell and incorporating it into my workouts. It’s fun, it’s challenging and when paired with my kettlebell, it delivers one hell of a punch to my muscles! This week was my week to design the workout for Bonnie and I. In…
  • Eat This Instead: Sweet Potato Easter Nest Recipe

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have to admit it, I’m a little shocked myself. I’ve managed to keep this series goes for 3 weeks now. 3 weeks = 3 new recipes. I’m on a roll. I also have to admit that this might be my favorite thus far. Not because of the taste (the stuffed cabbage was amazing) but because I loved themed food. I love making holiday specific meals for loved ones. It makes me giddy to feel creative and “Pintresty”. For this week, I was craving something more on the brunch side. Anyone else a fan of brunch? And I new that with Easter approaching, I wanted to do something cute since many of us…
  • Why My Kettlebell Swing Doesn’t Go Higher Than My Neck

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The kettlebell swing… seems simple enough. You throw your hips back, throw you hips forward and watch as your kettlebell flys through the air at the end of your arms like the ball at the end of a pendulum. Yet, it’s one of the most debated kettlebell moves around! If you’ve seen it done more than once, then chances are you have seen it performed differently more than once. Yes? I’m not trying to start a debate, in fact just last night Dan and I were talking about how online trainers these days seem to want to argue about every move. What’s good? What’s bad? What’s stupid? I…
 
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    James Clear

  • Use This Simple Daily Habit to Add More Gratitude to Your Life

    James Clear
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:51 pm
    I have a simple gratitude habit that I have been following nearly every day for three years. I want to share it with you here. First, let me set the stage. The Minor Tragedy The other day I ordered takeout from one of my favorite Indian restaurants for dinner. My family had a tight timeline that night, which meant we would only be together for an hour before everyone had to run off in separate directions. We picked up the food and drove home, but when we opened the bag we realized that the restaurant had forgotten to include one of the main dishes from our order. In the grand scheme of…
  • My 2015 Integrity Report

    James Clear
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Today I am publishing my second annual Integrity Report. The main purpose of my Integrity Report is to document the steps I’m taking to set a higher standard in my work, lead with honesty, and build a business that serves first. Integrity is one of those qualities that is easy to talk about, but much harder to live out on a day-to-day basis. My hope is that this report provides a reason for me to revisit my core values each year and consider if I have been living by them. There are 3 main questions that I will answer in this Integrity Report. (You are welcome to replicate these questions…
  • The Goal is Not the Point: Choose a Path and Then Walk It

    James Clear
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Imagine, for a moment, that your life is like a treasure hunt. It’s not much of a leap, really. Like any good treasure hunt, you have a map to guide you. In life, the map is your corner of the universe. Some of the areas on the map you know quite well. These areas are the places and people and things that you’re familiar with and that are part of your daily life. Other areas of the map are foreign to you. These yet-to-be-explored regions are home to the milestones in life that you can imagine reaching, but that have eluded you thus far. This undiscovered portion of the map is where your…
  • Your First Choice is Rarely the Optimal Choice: 5 Lessons on Being Wrong

    James Clear
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    As a rule, we are incredibly hard on ourselves when it comes to making big decisions in life. If our first five relationships end with a break up, we think we’re destined to be alone forever. If we go to school, get a degree, and spend years training for a job that we end up hating, we feel like a failure for not having it all figured out. If we have a dream of writing a book or starting a non-profit or creating something of value and we stumble on the first try, we say that we’re not cut out for this. In cases like these, when we are attempting to do something that is complex and…
  • Zanshin: Learning the Art of Attention and Focus From a Legendary Samurai Archer

    James Clear
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    In the 1920s, a German man named Eugen Herrigel moved to Japan and began training in Kyudo, the Japanese martial art of archery. Herrigel was taught by a legendary Kyudo master named Awa Kenzo. Kenzo was convinced that beginners should master the fundamentals of archery before attempting to shoot at a real target and he took this method to the extreme. For the first four years, Herrigel was only allowed to shoot at a roll of straw just seven feet away. 1 When he was finally allowed to shoot at targets on the far end of the practice hall, Herrigel’s performance was dismal. The arrows…
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    Hardcore Training Solutions

  • How To Adapt To A Polyphasic Sleep Schedule Without Feeling Like You Got Shot With A Horse Tranquilizer

    coachsahil
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    What if I told you that you could gain an extra 4 hours of free time from your current, jam packed day? I know – it sounds like I’ve learnt how to extract water from a rock, but it is entirely possible. More importantly, what would you do with all that extra time? Write the book you’ve always […] The post How To Adapt To A Polyphasic Sleep Schedule Without Feeling Like You Got Shot With A Horse Tranquilizer appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Interview With Lily Frei: The Girl Who’ll Out-Squat Most Men

    coachsahil
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
    There aren’t too many people on this planet that manage to “catch my eye” and intrigue me to the point where I feel the need to go out of my way to pick their brains. However, Lily happens to be such a person that not only managed to grab my attention, but also managed to impress me […] The post Interview With Lily Frei: The Girl Who’ll Out-Squat Most Men appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Can Berberine Aid Fat Loss, And Replace Diabetic Medication? The Facts

    coachsahil
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Traditional medicine is an interesting thing to research, not only due to the scientific side of things, but also due to geography. In the past, an herb discovered in Thailand would slowly make its way to China if it was incredible, but unlikely to make it to Europe (and forget about it making its way […] The post Can Berberine Aid Fat Loss, And Replace Diabetic Medication? The Facts appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Uncensored Interview With Coach Lee Boyce

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

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

  • 5 Ways To Burn Calories Without Exercising

    Meghna Basu
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:28 am
    You heard it! Burning calories without exercising! It is possible. And no we’re not going to ask you to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or cycle to work instead of your car. Because you know it better than anyone else, that it just won’t work because in most cases it’s just not practical....Read More
  • 5 so called Healthy Foods that Aren’t Exactly Healthy

    Meghna Basu
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:26 am
    Next time you walk into the grocery store, do a small experiment. Pick 10 foods and look at their packaging. Most of those packages will probably have a ‘health benefit’ listed on them. Over time, many of these foods have naturally been associated with healthy eating. Here’s a list of common 7 ‘myths’ that we...Read More
  • 5 Flat Belly Exercises That You Can Do At Home

    Meghna Basu
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:10 am
    As Indians we have a genetic disposition to store fat on our belly. This is why you often see people around you, who are relatively slim but have a belly bulging out. Besides being aesthetically unappealing, the problem with belly fat (also known as visceral fat) is that it’s the most dangerous kind of fat...Read More
  • 5 Exercises that You Must Do!

    Meghna Basu
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    Everyone needs exercise. Some of us do it, some of us plan to, and some of us don’t plan to. But if you do exercise or plan to, then these 5 exercises are a must on your workout plan. Plank: Yes, it’s that simple. You just need to hold yourself in that ‘plank’ position. The...Read More
  • 5 Exercises That Don’t Actually Help You Burn Fat

    Meghna Basu
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:21 am
    You would think that if you were exercising, it would make a dent in your fat loss. But that’s not always the case. Not all exercises are made equal, and some are literally useless at helping you burn any significant calories. Here’s a list of the top 5. But before we get into those infamous...Read More
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Free from the Comparison Trap #MyYoga

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

    Joyce
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    I need to get Luna her own Gaiam yoga mat. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates **disclosure: This post is sponsored by GaiamTV Sometimes we view change as scary and bad; when it’s forced upon us, it can be. (But that’s a whole other blog post.) I’m talking about evolving by choice. It’s very easy to keep doing what we’ve always done, to keep doing what’s comfortable for us. Whether it’s the way we view exercise, our relationship, our jobs and careers, or even…
  • 3 Steps to Personal Evolution #CommitToYou

    Joyce
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:23 pm
    *Disclosure: Grateful to be working with GaiamTV — on my journey to personal evolution. “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” ― Emily Dickinson I know, I know. It’s resolution time again, and we all know what that means right? Intentions and goals that fall flat, or worse — never even get off the ground. According to statistics, about 60% of resolutions fail. But wait! Doesn’t that mean 40% are successful? That would be 4 out of 10 people. That’s 4 people whose lives are…
  • Your Most Powerful Health Coach is You — and Your Smartphone

    Joyce
    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

    Joyce
    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…
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  • 10 Must Haves for any Fashion Challenged Woman

    Jenn
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Inspired by Tim Gunn’s “Guide to Style,” this is a must-have list for any woman, especially the often fashion challenged mom. Think of this list as the items you would want to save if your closet was on fire. No mom should be without these classic items in her wardrobe. #1 – Great fitting pair of jeans A great fitting pair of jeans is an absolute must have for any mom. Use this great guide from Cosmo to find a style that works best for your body type. #2  - Crisp white button-down shirt You can’t beat the classic appeal of a crisp white button-down shirt.
  • The Seven Wonders of Oregon

    Jenn
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. I have had the privilege of visiting Oregon. It is truly one of the most beautiful states in the US. While it may not be on the list of the Seven Wonders of the World, Oregon has a list of its own Seven Wonders that could certainly be added to the world list. The places I’ve seen so far: The coast The Oregon coast is truly spectacular. The cliffs and rock formations are breathtaking. All 363 miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to all of us. Which means how you choose to explore it is entirely up to you. Mt. Hood Ski it in the winter…
  • 5 Tips to Stick With Your Fitness Routine

    Jenn
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    The real secret to getting a fitter body is simply through Consistency.The best way to stick to your fitness routine is by making exercise a habit. To help you get started, I have five tips that I feel will get you working out on a regular basis while not letting exercise consume your life. Let Your Energy Guide You This is easily one of the more practical tips I feel I’ve come across to help me stick to my daily routines. The premise is pretty simple – Only workout when you can be the most engaged with a routine. If there’s a certain time of day when you regularly run out…
  • 15 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

    Jenn
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    This time of year is so much fun for creating crafts with your kids. Whether or not you celebrate Easter formally, many of these crafts are great just to celebrate the arrival of spring as well. Have fun and happy crafting! 15 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids 1. Easter Egg Bunnies Craft | Source: My Kids Guide 2. Easter Bunny Craft | Source: Celeb Baby Laundry 3. Lil’ Chick Easter Centerpiece | Source: Living Frugal with Erika 4. Easter Subway Art and Jelly Bean Photo Frame | Source: Quirky Inspired 5. Footprint Carrot | Source: The Neighborhood Moms 6. Easter Bunny Crayon Craft | Source:…
  • A New Healthy Treat: Frozen Yogurt Pearls

    Jenn
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    I’m always on the lookout for healthy treats for both myself and my kids. My kids are constantly begging me for candy and ice cream. I found a healthy treat that satisfies their cravings for both. A new product from Stonyfield Farms is their frozen yogurt pearls. What is a Frozen Yogurt Pearl? According to the folks at Stonyfield, “Frozen Yogurt Pearls are scoops of frozen yogurt enveloped in edible skins. Inspired by how nature packages fruit – like the skin of a grape – these treats are a giant step towards a truly sustainable package. These edible wrappers were developed by…
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  • Addressing Glute Pain: What To Do If You Think Your Piriformis Is To Blame

    Kate Galliett
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Since 2002, one of the most common complaints I’ve gotten from private clients is that they’re suffering from glute pain. This glute pain manifests itself in all sorts of ways. It can flare up when walking, creating deep stabbing pains when sitting, or even sabotage you mid-workout as you try to get through the next rep. After having done a little searching around online, and reading through articles online, more often than not, fingers are pointed at one single muscle: The Piriformis.   The Piriformis – Cause Of Your Glute Pain? Source   Oh, poor, unloved Piriformis.
  • Having A Life Of ‘More’ Through Better Movement (Plus, Must-See Articles and a Special Giveaway)

    Alina Paredes
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    You never know what’s around the bend, so go ahead and guess, but know that you’ll likely be mind-blown at what actually appears as you round the bend This has rung true for me for the last 4 years that I’ve really started paying attention to ‘what I think is going to happen’ and what actually happens. It’s easy to look back and see because I write in a journal regularly. I can see what I was thinking & feeling weeks, months, years ago. And when I look back to a few months ago, “drive an SUV through Chile & Argentina for 2 weeks down to Patagonia” wasn’t in my list…
  • The Gokhale Method on Hip Pain and How To Relieve It

    Alina Paredes
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    In January, 2015, a piece I authored for Whole 9 Life was published. Call 3 Ways to Improve Your Posture, it explained the concept of Postural Strength in layman’s terms. And then, it explained 3 different ways to improve your posture, build your postural strength, and decrease back pain. Not long after it was published, a comment on the article showed up. It was articulate, thoughtful, and detailed. This comment came from Kathleen Marie – a teacher of the Gokhale Method posture course. After reading her comment, I reached out to Kathleen to ask if she’d be…
  • Training The Core: How a Physio Looks At Building Your Core Stability (Plus: 3 Core Stability Exercises You Can Do)

    Alina Paredes
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    I first found Dave’s site, Hybrid Perspective, when I was researching gymnastics training for my own program. His blend of movement science & gymnastics knowledge made me an immediate fan. I then started applying lessons he had used with his gymnasts to my own training, and eventually, trying them with my clients, and the results I got were excellent. Dr. Dave Tilley is a former competitive gymnast, and currently works as a Physical Therapist as well as a women’s gymnastics team coach in Beverly, MA. He treats a large population of patients and athletes, but his background allows him…
  • 3 Big Picture Action Steps For Better Injury Recovery

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

    Sukie
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    The word “posture” gets thrown around a lot.  We talk about it in reference to how we sit, how we stand and even how we present ourselves in social situations. But what does “good posture” even mean?  Usually when we talk about posture, we’re referring to a static “pose,” but you’re not a stationary being.  You have to be able to bend, move, twist and function in the world. Before you can start to fix your bad posture, you’ve got to know what good posture looks like.  And I’ve got a hint for you…it’s about much more…
  • A Brief Guide to Fixing Hunched Forward Shoulders

    Sukie
    7 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    Hopefully by now you’ve fixed your office posture so you’re not falling victim to the hunched shoulder epidemic sweeping our nation’s offices. But just in case your shoulders are still tight and restricted, today we’ll take a closer look at what might be causing those rock-hard muscles in your back, neck and shoulders.  Surprise, surprise, the spot that usually feels the tightest is probably not the cause of the tension (are you noticing a theme here?). Besides just making you feel stiff, achy and old, and embarrassing you in yoga class, tight shoulders can affect…
  • Why Your Hamstrings Are Still Tight Even Though You Stretch Them All The Time

    Sukie
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Do you feel like no matter how much stretching you do, your hamstring flexibility never increases? Tight hamstrings continue to be one of the most common complaints that I hear about, and there’s a reason why focusing solely on hamstrings will quickly reach a point of diminishing returns. Nothing in the body functions in isolation.  To lengthen the back line of your legs, other systems (i.e. muscles and fascia) have to accommodate movement of the hip joint, pelvis and spine. That’s what we’ll look at in today’s Weekly Reboot, plus I’ll show you two exercises you…
  • Why Your Office Posture Matters (and the one posture mistake you should never make!)

    Sukie
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Let’s face it, office posture matters.  From slumped shoulders and aching backs to diminished confidence and creativity, poor posture can have a profoundly negative effect on your physical health, happiness and productivity. But aside from trading in your desk job for life as a yoga instructor where you can stretch eight hours every day, what can you do? Fortunately, posture is a result of how we do what we do, not so much what we do and with a few small tweaks to your daily habits, you too can be standing taller and reaping the rewards of better office posture in less time than it…
  • Can we please not talk about gratitude today? Thank you.

    Sukie
    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…
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  • Fit Expo Chicago

    Jacques Laventure
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Editor Note: Naked chef Jacques Laventure  will be a special guest along with Billy Banks and Jay Cutler at the Fit Expo in Chicago on May 2nd- 3rd.   25,000 people are expected to attend this Event. The Naked Chef will teach people how to eat clean with simple recipes you  can make on the go. Learn how to make quick nutritional dense food that you can do with little to no equipment. Recipes are economically friendly. With his recipes, you will decrease fat loss and increase energy. Naked Chef will also teach people foods to detox to body. He will be having a live teaching segment on…
  • Living A Vegan Lifestyle

    Jacques Laventure
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you doare in harmony. – Mohandas Gandhi   Editor Notes: There are many reasons why more people are choosing to become vegans. Many people become vegan  to  treat animals with kindness and care. Also many people refuse to take part in hurting or killing them. Some are environmentally conscious. Some care about human rights, food justice, and world hunger. Some are concerned about their own personal health. And for more and more people, ALL of these things matter. However many people struggle how to get started living as a…
  • Change Your Mindset

    Jacques Laventure
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Change your mindset Written By Susan Holman “The only constant is change.”  Isaac Asimov, Physicist. Editor Note: Are you looking to get rid of bad eating habits permanently? Would you like to take your health to the next level, but don’t know where to begin? Are you tired of watching advertising that makes it sound easy and a one shot deal? Then you have come to the right place. One thing we can be certain of is change. So what better way to change your life than by changing your mindset. Sometimes it is the simplest shifts that create the most profound changes in health,…
  • Home Gym

    Jacques Laventure
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:40 am
    Editors Note:Why spend over $720 a year on a gym membership when you can build your own for less than $100? Find out how in this article. Creating your own home gym is one of the most important investments you will make in your whole life. Consider this: Most gym memberships cost about $60/month, which means you’re spending $720 a year on somebody else’s gym. Why not spend that money on your own? The problem most people have is knowing where to start and what to buy for the best return on investment. Below you will find a plan that shows you how to create a “Starter…
  • 5 Red foods that fight heart disease

    Jacques Laventure
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    Editors Notes: February we go red to help fight and prevent heart disease. We picked 5 Red foods that fight heart disease Even people who love cooking need to get in and out of the kitchen quickly! These recipes can help you do just that. You can spend just 14 minutes making snacks and use the time you save getting other things done. When time’s of the essence and boosting your metabolism then these are your essential recipes! 5 red foods are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. USDA tells us to pay particular attention to orange and red and dark green produce and get more of those into…
 
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  • Which Is Better: Local or Organic?

    Pamela Hernandez
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    On a recent Fit Friday on Ozarks Today, anchor Paul Adler and I talked about the difference between locally grown and organic products. Which one do you choose? The post Which Is Better: Local or Organic? appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • The Definitive Guide To Tea Of The Month Subscriptions

    Pamela Hernandez
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Products by Amoda Tea, Tea Sparrow and Plum Deluxe were provided for me at no charge for this review but the opinions are entirely my own. When people ask me where I get my tea I feel a bit pretentious when I tell them China or Tokyo. I am a lucky girl with a husband who travels all over the world and brings me back gifts of tea. I myself have been lucky enough to discover delightful blends in Hong Kong, Maui and London. I realize not everyone can travel to Asia. I also understand that to the new tea drinker selecting and brewing teas can be a bit of a mystery. If you’re new to tea, a…
  • The Secret To Getting the Best of the Farmers Market

    Pamela Hernandez
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Graphic by W Brian Duncan based on a design from DesignCuts. The farmers market is starting to come alive! While the selection of vegetables may still be limited the first hints of spring are making their appearance. The number of vendors is increasing, with tables starting to appear outside of the pavilion. The crowd is picking up but not so much that all the “good stuff” is gone in the first hour. If you’ve NEVER been to Farmers Market of the Ozarks, now is the perfect time. With the season slowly ramping up, you can get to know the lay of the land without fighting the mobs. You can…
  • The Sugar Riddle In The New Dietary Guidelines 2015

    Pamela Hernandez
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    The new recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee are causing quite the stir in the media. Everywhere there are headlines about the flip-flop on cholesterol and fat. Eat your eggs even if you have high cholesterol! Have the butter, it’s not going to hurt you! Not only am I rejoicing that the U.S. government is finally seeing the light about fat but that they are also recommending a more plant based diet. While I don’t think going vegetarian is the way for everyone, I do believe less red meat is better for the body and the planet. What isn’t getting as much attention…
  • March Madness, Spring Veggies and A Killer Body

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    March is about a lot of the things I love. March Madness I love basketball, especially the women’s NCAA tournament. I accept the fact that I may be the only one I know who fills out a women’s bracket but it makes me happy. The NBA starts to get really fun to watch in March. It is well past the All Star game and rolling towards the playoffs. Spring The first day of Spring is this weekend! The days are already longer, doing my sunshine deprived body good. Travel With the end of the New Year’s Rush, I get to travel! I am off to the ACSM Health and Fitness Summit in Phoenix in two weeks. I…
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    Davis Fitness Blog

  • Cardio exercises – choosing the one for you

    Bojan
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    If you have finally decided to get rid of the extra pounds from your body, tone your muscles or improve your eating habits, cardio exercises are always a good idea. There are many different cardio exercises and once you find out more about them you will surely find the one that suits your needs and […] The post Cardio exercises – choosing the one for you appeared first on Davis Fitness Blog.
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  • What Supplements are Right for You?

    Sheila Thomas
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    In previous posts, I’ve tried to break the stigma that comes along with supplements. Some people still tend to think of them in the same perspective as steroids, but this simply isn’t the case. In simple terms, a supplement is something that completes or enhances something else. It’s basically a booster, an addition. When it comes to the human body, whatever is on your menu be it clean, raw, vegan, gluten-free, or burgers and fries – it’s hard to get every nutrient your body needs. That’s where supplements come in, you’re adding them in to complete…
  • Nominate a Mom for Mom Me-time Sweepstakes

    Sheila Thomas
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    This post brought to you by Best Western. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Living Smart Girl. Life is busy and for many that means little family time or time to devote to enjoying the little things in life.  For Moms who are career driven and travel for work it can take a toll on them.  Even though travel is fun to some extent when it’s for work, it isn’t fun enough to be considered Mom Me-time. Do you know a busy mom, a mom who travels for work?  One who deserves a vacation for herself, to relax and not “work” while gone?  Are you also a busy…
  • Take Time for You with the OMG I Can Meditate App

    Sheila Thomas
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post for www.omgmeditate.com and BlogMeetsBrand. All opinions expressed are 100% that of Living Smart Girl. #meditation High school gym wasn’t my favorite class, but it gave me a break from the books. I was especially happy on the days we did what I know now is called progressive muscle relaxation. I didn’t know what it was called then, I was super happy for the time to relax though. We’d all pile into the wrestling room, pick out a spot on the soft mat, and stretch out. The gym teacher would hit the lights and turn on a recording. I…
  • Smooth Legs thanks to Gillette Venus Swirl

    Sheila Thomas
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Disclosure ~ This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Gillette Venus. #NewVenusSwirl, @GilletteVenus, @Walmart, @SheSpeaksUp. Alright ladies ~  how many of you pretty much give up shaving in the winter?   Show of hands…  ME!!    I do for 2 reasons..   1. nobody sees my legs in the winter except me and my hubby and 2. shaving is a pain.    I am always getting nicks and dealing with crappy razors and the fact my bathroom is very ill lit and my shower is small, and basically.. I just don’t give myself enough time when I shower to shave all I need to shave. I have owned many…
  • Snack Smarter,Be Healthy, Be Better with B-Up Bars

    Sheila Thomas
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Disclosure ~ Living Smart Girl was compensated for our cooperation on this campaign. All opinions are 100% that of Living Smart Girl. #bup #bupbar #cleantreat #YourUnlimitedPotential It is so hard these days to find healthy snacks and bars that actually have all what we need.   Good ingredients, and good taste.  I have tried many, and continue to experiment to find ones that I love, and fit what my body needs.  I was excited to try B-up Bars.  I received a box of bars in a variety of flavors.  Now, if you follow me you know how picky I am.  I have things I just can’t eat, and…
 
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  • Strengthening the Catch

    RITTERSP
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    Learn specific exercises for developing more speed in the water in my latest article on USMS.org.
  • Three Tips for Instant Strength Gain

    RITTERSP
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Learn how to flip your strength switch to “ON” in my latest article on USMS.org.
  • Swimming Fast Without a Water Warm-up

    RITTERSP
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:33 pm
    This past weekend was the first time that I competed in a short course yards swim meet since college. It’s been over a decade since I swam with any regularity having just started up swimming again for about 3x a week this past August. I spent most of those years in-between coaching other athletes, mainly […]
  • Timing is Everything, Nutrition Edition

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

    RITTERSP
    28 Dec 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The site of pesky pain may not be the real problem is the latest blog I’ve written for USMS.org.
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  • What role can soft tissue massage play in recovery?

    Luke Scott
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    On the back of our first workshop for 2015, Body Tune wants to remind you of the role of soft tissue massage in muscle recovery. If you are a revolution regular who enjoys a few classes per week, this hard training can cause an elevation in muscle tone during increased volume and/or intensity of training.         An increase in muscle tone may: Impair delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the cells Slow the removal of metabolites Cause biomechanical abnormalities if asymmetrical Limit shock absorbency predisposing to muscle strain Cause fatigue affecting proprioception…
  • Stretching to Aid Recovery and Enhance Future Performance

    Jaimie-Lee Brown
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Have you ever woken up the day after a big workout and can barely lift the legs because they are so sore, or gone for a run and your hamstrings feel so tight they could tare? Do your hips feel so locked up that they are causing you pain? Are your shoulders beginning to curl inwards causing a rounded look that is hindering your posture and the way you stand? Chronic, nagging aching muscles and joint pain? If you answered yes to any of the following questions, think back to your last session and what you did to finish off the workout. Did you leave the gym straight away, jump in the car and…
  • Pre Exercise Activation and Warm Up is the ideal way to prevent injury.

    Jaimie-Lee Brown
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:07 pm
    Those of you who come to Revolution will have walked passed the big display of pre- exercise activation and mobility exercises plastered on the wall. Why do we have them up there and/or why should we do them? Glad you asked. Today’s blog is all about what is pre-activation and warm up, and most importantly why we should perform them. We all live busy lifestyles, therefore when it comes to exercise we can sometimes be limited to the time we can allocate to ensure we are keeping active. If we are going to cut something out of our session it is generally going to be the activation or warm up…
  • You don’t know SQUAT!

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

    Shaun Bryce
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    BODY TUNE canhelp……. What is a headache? A headache is described as a pain or discomfort that occurs around the front, side of back of head. It can occur due to abnormalities of the joints, muscles or soft tissue structures of the upper neck and shoulders. The pain/discomfot may extend from the base of the head to the forehead. The onset of the headache is usually gradual and triggered by an event. Headaches can often last for hours, days, weeks or even months. If headaches last longer than a 24 – 48 hour period please seek medical advice. Causes: The mechanism of headaches are various…
 
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  • Take the Diabetes Risk Test

    jillknapp
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day! In the United States, 8 million people have diabetes and don’t even know it. Are you one of them?  Please take the Diabetes Risk Test to lean your risk for type 2.  After you take the test tell someone you love to take the test and have them pass it on. Click here to take the test:    
  • Top 6 Fiber Foods!!

    jillknapp
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    #nationalnutritionmonth
  • Fit Tip!! Eat More Veggies!!

    jillknapp
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    It’s #nationalnutritionmonth and the one thing that can help you gain better help is to add more vegetables into your diet.  Having them fresh and out can help avoid the pit falls of overeating.  Grab veggies everything you feel hungry!  Not only will this help you avoid bad snacking but it will help heal your body from the inside out!
  • March is National Nutrition Month

    jillknapp
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    Fit Tip!  #nationalnutritionmonth
  • Sugar Detox

    jillknapp
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    March is national nutrition month so do it now!!   Cleaning out your system and ridding of all bad is so good for your body.  We are giving up all forms of sugar.  Doing this for the next 21 days will help us go into spring feeling great!.  So if you do you need to stop eating: All processed sugar All white breads You will need to eat:  Vegetable Click here to view a list of low carb veggies.  lean meat low glycemic fruit: Click here for a great list of  what fruits are good to eat while detoxing for snacks you can have, Edamame beans, nuts, more veggies. Make sure you are drinking…
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  • Which Is Better: Local or Organic?

    Pamela Hernandez
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    On a recent Fit Friday on Ozarks Today, anchor Paul Adler and I talked about the difference between locally grown and organic products. Which one do you choose? The post Which Is Better: Local or Organic? appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • The Definitive Guide To Tea Of The Month Subscriptions

    Pamela Hernandez
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Products by Amoda Tea, Tea Sparrow and Plum Deluxe were provided for me at no charge for this review but the opinions are entirely my own. When people ask me where I get my tea I feel a bit pretentious when I tell them China or Tokyo. I am a lucky girl with a husband who travels all over the world and brings me back gifts of tea. I myself have been lucky enough to discover delightful blends in Hong Kong, Maui and London. I realize not everyone can travel to Asia. I also understand that to the new tea drinker selecting and brewing teas can be a bit of a mystery. If you’re new to tea, a…
  • The Secret To Getting the Best of the Farmers Market

    Pamela Hernandez
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Graphic by W Brian Duncan based on a design from DesignCuts. The farmers market is starting to come alive! While the selection of vegetables may still be limited the first hints of spring are making their appearance. The number of vendors is increasing, with tables starting to appear outside of the pavilion. The crowd is picking up but not so much that all the “good stuff” is gone in the first hour. If you’ve NEVER been to Farmers Market of the Ozarks, now is the perfect time. With the season slowly ramping up, you can get to know the lay of the land without fighting the mobs. You can…
  • The Sugar Riddle In The New Dietary Guidelines 2015

    Pamela Hernandez
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    The new recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee are causing quite the stir in the media. Everywhere there are headlines about the flip-flop on cholesterol and fat. Eat your eggs even if you have high cholesterol! Have the butter, it’s not going to hurt you! Not only am I rejoicing that the U.S. government is finally seeing the light about fat but that they are also recommending a more plant based diet. While I don’t think going vegetarian is the way for everyone, I do believe less red meat is better for the body and the planet. What isn’t getting as much attention…
  • March Madness, Spring Veggies and A Killer Body

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    March is about a lot of the things I love. March Madness I love basketball, especially the women’s NCAA tournament. I accept the fact that I may be the only one I know who fills out a women’s bracket but it makes me happy. The NBA starts to get really fun to watch in March. It is well past the All Star game and rolling towards the playoffs. Spring The first day of Spring is this weekend! The days are already longer, doing my sunshine deprived body good. Travel With the end of the New Year’s Rush, I get to travel! I am off to the ACSM Health and Fitness Summit in Phoenix in two weeks. I…
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  • 10 Must Haves for any Fashion Challenged Woman

    Jenn
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Inspired by Tim Gunn’s “Guide to Style,” this is a must-have list for any woman, especially the often fashion challenged mom. Think of this list as the items you would want to save if your closet was on fire. No mom should be without these classic items in her wardrobe. #1 – Great fitting pair of jeans A great fitting pair of jeans is an absolute must have for any mom. Use this great guide from Cosmo to find a style that works best for your body type. #2  - Crisp white button-down shirt You can’t beat the classic appeal of a crisp white button-down shirt.
  • The Seven Wonders of Oregon

    Jenn
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. I have had the privilege of visiting Oregon. It is truly one of the most beautiful states in the US. While it may not be on the list of the Seven Wonders of the World, Oregon has a list of its own Seven Wonders that could certainly be added to the world list. The places I’ve seen so far: The coast The Oregon coast is truly spectacular. The cliffs and rock formations are breathtaking. All 363 miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to all of us. Which means how you choose to explore it is entirely up to you. Mt. Hood Ski it in the winter…
  • 5 Tips to Stick With Your Fitness Routine

    Jenn
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    The real secret to getting a fitter body is simply through Consistency.The best way to stick to your fitness routine is by making exercise a habit. To help you get started, I have five tips that I feel will get you working out on a regular basis while not letting exercise consume your life. Let Your Energy Guide You This is easily one of the more practical tips I feel I’ve come across to help me stick to my daily routines. The premise is pretty simple – Only workout when you can be the most engaged with a routine. If there’s a certain time of day when you regularly run out…
  • 15 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

    Jenn
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:52 pm
    This time of year is so much fun for creating crafts with your kids. Whether or not you celebrate Easter formally, many of these crafts are great just to celebrate the arrival of spring as well. Have fun and happy crafting! 15 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids 1. Easter Egg Bunnies Craft | Source: My Kids Guide 2. Easter Bunny Craft | Source: Celeb Baby Laundry 3. Lil’ Chick Easter Centerpiece | Source: Living Frugal with Erika 4. Easter Subway Art and Jelly Bean Photo Frame | Source: Quirky Inspired 5. Footprint Carrot | Source: The Neighborhood Moms 6. Easter Bunny Crayon Craft | Source:…
  • A New Healthy Treat: Frozen Yogurt Pearls

    Jenn
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    I’m always on the lookout for healthy treats for both myself and my kids. My kids are constantly begging me for candy and ice cream. I found a healthy treat that satisfies their cravings for both. A new product from Stonyfield Farms is their frozen yogurt pearls. What is a Frozen Yogurt Pearl? According to the folks at Stonyfield, “Frozen Yogurt Pearls are scoops of frozen yogurt enveloped in edible skins. Inspired by how nature packages fruit – like the skin of a grape – these treats are a giant step towards a truly sustainable package. These edible wrappers were developed by…
 
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  • Fitness Technology: Don’t Use it, Says Dr. J

    Dr. J
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    1981 Sony Walkman advertisement Does all the fitness technology used today help us or hurt us? When I first started running, I used a primitive Walkman and headphones to listen to music. That didn’t last long. Between the Florida rains and my sweat, the headphones rusted, and I figuratively tossed that gadget to the curb and never looked back. So, yeah, I admit it, for a while Eye of the Tiger played in my head when I ran. But soon my mind moved on to better applications of its gray and white matter, and now I believe in being completely unplugged, especially during outdoor walking,…
  • Reconnecting with the Man Who Taught Me to be a Facial Surgeon

    Dr. J
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    View just after takeoff – Courtesy Dr. J I recently had the wonderful pleasure of visiting with the man who taught me to be a surgeon. Bill was spending the winter in a beautiful city in Florida. The weather was perfect. Well, almost: there were high winds and vision-obscuring smoke from controlled burns, but I put that baby to bed three weeks ago). As I flew the Arrow over those turquoise waters off Florida’s southwest coast, and he met me at the airport. Perhaps the most important quality of a great teacher is the ability to “love” each student and have that rapport…
  • There Is Only One Race: The Human Race

    Dr. J
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing If you could start at the north pole and walk to the equator, all the while looking at the people you pass on your voyage, the average skin color and appearance of the individual would go from very light skinned in the beginning to very dark at the end. This would happen so slowly that you would never have noticed the change. As a group, we humans cannot be divided up by appearances. We are all the appearances, we are all the skin colors. We are all one race, the human race. In 1950, a UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural…
  • Light at Night Can Cause Serious Health Problems

    Dr. J
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) David Kingham/Flickr When we think of pollution in our world, I imagine light pollution is not the first thing that comes to mind, yet our problems from this type of hazard are much more dangerous than we have ever imagined! In addition to resetting our circadian pacemaker, bright light also stimulates responses including suppression of melatonin release from the pineal gland improving alertness and performance, whereas. low levels in the blue or white spectrum disrupt melatonin secretion. The results of this disruption are several negative effects on our health and…
  • Pushing The Envelope Of Complacency

    Dr. J
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Sandy Redding/Flickr With the unsettled weather this winter in Florida I hadn’t flown the Arrow in almost two weeks. With the passing of another cold front, I jumped at the chance to get back in the sky. It wasn’t the easiest day to fly. The winds were blowing at 19 mph from the south, and because my primary airport had closed its shorter general aviation runway, there would be a direct crosswind for landing, just 1 mph under the Arrow’s listed crosswind landing limit of 20 mph. In addition, all my flights for months have been with relatively calm air in…
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  • Dmitry Klokov 193.5kg Snatch with Pause at Knees PR

    Gregor Winter
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    Meanwhile in the US … After missing 189kg behind yesterday, Dmitry Klokov sets a lifetime PR with a 193.5kg Snatch with pause at knees. More: Watch his 200kg Snatch here. Hookgrip’s video with many more attempts and slow motion of the 193kg. Dmitry Klokov 193.5kg Snatch with Pause at Knees PR is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Iron Path Bar Path Tracking App for iPhone/iPad

    Gregor Winter
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    iOS: Good news for iPhone / iPad users. You now have a really nice Bar Path tracking app! Get it here: iTunes App Store, (leave a review to help out the developer) Price: Free! Kwong Chang Il approves … It’s very straight forward to use. open the app open an existing video or record a new one set the marker & have the app analyze your lift After wards you can share your video with other apps Check out #ironpath videos on Instagram. Currently the app’s main functionality is bar path tracking, but William the developer let me know that he is working on releasing an…
  • Long Decheng 158kg Clean & Jerk at 56kg, 17 y/o

    Gregor Winter
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Previously in China … 17 year old Long Decheng (CHN) clean & jerking 158 at 56kg at the 2012 Fall Nationals. This lift is three kilo above the Youth World Record. Long is the 2014 Asian Junior Champion but otherwise hasn’t appear internationally, likely due to the depth of the Chinese team in this category. More: Watch Cheng Meng’s 155kg Youth World Record here. 17 year old Long Decheng (CHN) clean & jerking 158 @ 56kg at the 2012 Fall Nationals.https://instagram.com/p/0vesMKCBXE/This lift is three kilo above the Youth WR. Long is the 2014 Asian Junior Champion…
  • Day in a Life of Apti Aukhadov *Update* Part 3

    Gregor Winter
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Meanwhile in Russia … Here is a Day in a Life of Apti Aukhadov. Update 28.03.2015: Looks like Apti removed all the videos Looks like this is the training camp in Sochi. More:Dmitry Klokov’s Tour of the Taganrog Training Camp. Update: Part 3 Update: Part 2. This time in the Chekhov training camp. From Sergiy: In part 2 it is Chekhov because Apti did not have time to film Sochi training (part 1 was filmed right before he moved to Chekhov). The main team is in Ruza preparing for Europeans while Apti is preparing for Russian Nationals. Part 1 Translation from Sergiy: Not much going on…
  • Fernando Reis 320kg x2 Squat

    Gregor Winter
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Meanwhile in Brazil … Fernando Reis squats 320kg for a double. Last double I posted from him was with 300kg in 2012. @ctfreis @eduardoferrino @kyledosterschill @jeffwittmer @the_lab_gym 320kg 2 mov. Periodo de Base fazendo muita forca agachamento e puxada. #pan2015 #mundial2015 #rio2016 @hohendorffit #arnoldseries #arnoldschwarzeneggerseries #schwarzenegger #ironcre #creatina #marcadomestre #musclepharm #mpteam #mp #carduz #carduzteam A video posted by Fernando Reis (@rreisfernando) on Mar 27, 2015 at 10:54am PDT Fernando Reis 320kg x2 Squat is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things…
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  • The Pendulum Swing

    Scott Andrew Bird
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Which aspect do you focus on? NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free. straighttothebar.com/strengthkit
  • Gymchat 279 - The Power & Importance of SLEEP (Adam Farrah)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Adam Farrah.What's your sleep like currently? More to the point, what should it be like? This week we're taking a close look at this wonderful area, whether your goal is muscular recovery, a mental reset or simply to perform better throughout the day. Joining us is Kettlebell and CrossFit Coach Adam Farrah, and 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…
  • Looking At : Mar 22, 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:41 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. 3D Printed Knee Replacements : Bespoke, metal, replacement knees. Perfect. Smart Bandages : Locating pressure ulcers before you can see them. Nice one. Turning Leukemia Cells into Harmless Immune Cells : Very promising indeed. Growing Bone from Stem Cells : Need some replacement bone following an illness or injury? Grow some. New MIND diet may significantly protect against Alzheimer's disease : I'd love to hear everyones'…
  • BioLayne's Arnold Classic Summary

    Scott Andrew Bird
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:46 pm
    A close look at Layne's training for and competition at the Arnold. Nice one. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free. straighttothebar.com/strengthkit
  • Looking At : Mar 15, 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:35 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. ResearchKit : This is an extremely powerful idea - harnessing an enormous community for various types of medical research. Wonderful. The Atlas Wristband is Almost Here : Available for pre-order, a few more details and a brief review. The Atlas Wristband. 23andMe to Begin Drug Manufacture : Very interesting indeed. 23andMe plans to put 7 years' of data to great use - designing, making and testing drugs. Stem Cell Therapy…
 
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  • Why Apple Watch is the biggest step backwards for your health in the last decade

    Luke Starbuck
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    As technology paces forward, I get excited about what it means for everyone's health - tracking vitals, better access to information about your body, and faster feedback as to what's working and what's not, will all help us live more healthy lives and have the energy and physique we want. So why then is the new Watch from Apple the biggest leap backward since the food pyramid?
  • How diet soda expands your waistline

    Luke Starbuck
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    You might reach for a diet soda during the week for a pick-me-up, or perhaps use it as a mixer for a quiet sip of vodka on a Friday night, but have you considered how that drink could be the key thing holding back your weight loss? What's more, that it could literally be the cause of an expanding waistline? If you're troubled by that idea, so was I, so I did some digging. Here's every detail you need.
  • Using Ice to Burn Fat

    Luke Starbuck
    27 Oct 2013 | 6:41 am
    How can burning and ice be in the same place? Incredibly, ice can have a connection with burning fat - and burning it fast! Check out the details and get accelerated weight loss.
  • Delicious Slow Carb Soup recipe

    Luke Starbuck
    20 Oct 2013 | 12:21 pm
    With the weather turning cool, the leaves falling off the trees, and the wind starting to blow a chill into the air, thoughts turn to those Thanksgiving-time comfort foods. But how on earth can you stick with slow carb when all the soup recipes have starchy vegetables, flour, and other off-plan ingredients? Here's how, and it's simple AND delicious.
  • Lentils for breakfast recipe

    Luke Starbuck
    28 Sep 2013 | 6:48 am
    Trying to find an awesome slow carb breakfast to have most days? Maybe something different because the usual is getting boring? Get amazing recipes that you'll love and wake up excited for what's in store!
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  • Slow-Carb Q&A: Cheat Day Breakfast, Falafel, and Tofu

    jason
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    With more and more people (still!) finding the book and then eventually finding this site, I’m getting a bunch of questions on a pretty regular basis. Lots of times, I even get the same question from several different people! As a result, your questions have driven the creation of this new type of post that I’ll be doing here. I plan to do them at least monthly, but we’ll see how frequently I can get some up. If you’d like your question answered, send me a quick note or leave a comment! Let’s get right into them. Cheat Day Breakfast I get this one a lot:…
  • Improve Your Daily Fitness Routine (And Motivation) With Fun Challenges

    jason
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post by Brooke Chaplan. One of the biggest challenges people who exercise regularly face is boredom with a routine. It ‘s simply much too easy to become bored when you are doing the same old workout every day. If you want to ensure you keep up with your exercise regimen, you need to change it up to keep it interesting. Here are some fun ways you can challenge yourself with new fitness activities. Add them to your current routine and shake up the muscle groups you tend to focus on. Rock Climbing If you live in any medium or large-sized city, you should be able to find a…
  • Courgette Pappardelle – Zucchini Noodles In a Garlic Almond Sauce

    jason
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:53 am
    Today’s post comes to us from the UK! Some of you may have stumbled across Ash from AshCooksSlowCarb.co.uk. She is doing things different in this space. Not only does she post tasty recipes, she has a video to go along with each one! That’s something I’ve wanted to do but have always made excuses. Plus, me being from the US, her accent is fantastic! Here’s her take on pappardelle noodles using zucchini (which are apparently called courgette in the UK), done in a garlic sauce. After the video I’ll have some links to things she’s mentioned in the video as…
  • 101 Slow-Carb Resources To Maximize Your Success

    jason
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    I don’t think this needs much introduction. Below you’ll find 101 resources to really help you on your slow-carb journey. Click the links below to jump to the different sections. Books Blogs & other sites Food/Cooking Exercise Supplements Apps/Tracking Miscellaneous Books Health and Fat Loss The 4-Hour Body The 4-Hour Chef The best book for people who are stuck. Check it out.JASSA Method – By Sarah Fragoso and Jason Seib. Probably the best “how to” book on getting healthy. If you’ve struggled with your health, especially fat loss, you need this book.
  • How To Motivate Yourself To Workout

    jason
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    photo by Lisa PicardThis is a guest post by Shy Dinopol. You get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and say ”I really need to be fit by the time I walk down the aisle for my wedding. I have to work out!” But then again, you do so many things in an entire day that you end up forgetting about sweating it out at the gym. Then you tell yourself that it’s okay. You don’t have enough time to squeeze in exercise anyway. I know that many people can relate to this scenario. Many people really find it difficult to have a motivation to set aside some exercise time. For this reason, let me…
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  • 5 Tips To Burn More Calories When Walking

    michael
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    How To Burn More Calories When Walking  A major reason people avoid walking is that they feel it burns to few calories compared to doing other cardio exercises. Such exercises such as running and cycling can have you burning a substantial amount of calories more in an hour compared to walking. True, but did you know there are some simple techniques that you can try so you can burn more calories when walking. This post will give you 5 ways to add to the calories burnt when walking. 1: Include Weights A simple but effective way to increase your calorie burning is to carry some weights. A great…
  • The Many Health Benefits of Sleep

    michael
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
     Benefits of Getting Quality Sleep - I am sure by now you have heard that there are many health benefits of sleep to our bodies. After getting a good, uninterrupted sleep session, you will often feel full of energy and ready to face the day. The importance of getting sleep goes even further as there are many other health benefits of sleep. Scientists, in recent years, have studied endlessly to try to understand just all the health benefits that sleep can bring. In this post we will be looking at the many ways that sleep can enhance your health. 1 – Improved Memory There have bee a…
  • Where’s The Gym Etiquette? My 5 Gym Pet Peeves

    michael
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    Gym Etiquette In Your Fitness Center - Several years ago I wrote an article about gym etiquette and several pet peeves that you may also see at your gym.  About five years have past since I wrote it, some things like technology has changed, but one thing is for sure, some people still have no gym etiquette. Well with the new year upon us, gyms all around are packed with members, some of which just might have you shaking your head. There is a thing called gym etiquette that many just need to learn because some people just act like they are the only one working out in the gym. Presenting…
  • Weight Loss Help Tips You May Not Think Of

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

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

    Kim
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    When I first started working out, my biggest excuse was time. I used it like a suit of armor. When I couldn’t workout for at least one hour and and half I would be why would I work out. That’s probably true if you want to follow a traditional workout plan at a gym. I totally understand that most of us don’t have to invest a ton of time into fitness to see results. You have a job that you may work more than full time and you have other responsibilities that need to be taken care of at home can leave you with little time to yourself at all, much less time you might want to spend…
  • 5 Reasons You Are Losing Fat

    Kim
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I recently read an article about this while I agreed with 80% of it, I wanted share with you my thoughts about fat loss. I hear this so many times, Kim, “What’s the best way to lose fat?”  I know most of you know diet and exercise. There are no real ways around it. You must move your body and you must watch what you eat consistently. You aren’t eating enough. For years I was one of those you must eat 5-6 meals or you’ll never lose weight. Well. I’ve softened over the years I’ve found that depending on your workouts you can get by on 3-6 meals it…
  • Deadlines do not scare me. I let go of worry and concentrate on getting things done.

    Kim
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Source: City Of Sydney Right now I am working on a HUGE goal. It’s been offered to me 3 times previously and I’ve kinda sorta worked for it. This time. I’m working my little tushy off to hit this goal! I had a big wall of doubt come up, but I pushed it to the side. My focus is on getting it DONE. For those of you, read my blog or follow me on Facebook know that one of my mottos is #gsd — that means get shit done! So how do I put head down and relax into the process of hitting my goal? I plan ahead and break my task into manageable pieces. I know that procrastination…
  • 5 Best Benefits of HIIT

    Kim
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’m so not a big fan of cardio, so when I do it, I want to get the biggest bang for my buck! So.. I choose to do HITT.  Here’s a brief explanation about HITT_Tabata HITT. HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training – as the name suggests, HIIT is a program that works you hard to produce the fitness results you desire. HIIT is becoming the “go-to” method for athletes and celebrities who want to restore their fitness levels and look and feel better. Come one who doesn’t want to button their pants OK look good naked  =) HIIT has long been used by professional athletes and…
  • 16 Easy Snacks

    Kim
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    We are all on the go! What can you bring with you, leave in your car or desk when you are running…Click To Tweet 1/4 c Hummus with veggies 1/2 cup of cubed cantaloupe and 1/2 c of cottage cheese No sugar added fruit pop and a 1/2 protein bar  Protein bar and veggies 1/2 c tortilla chips and 1/2 c salsa Celery sticks with cottage cheese add in some dried cranberries Celery sticks with hummus Protein shake and a handful of almonds 1/4 c couscous with a chopped protein source and veggies 1/4 c applesauce and chopped nuts mini cans of tuna and wheat crackers mini cans of tuna on cucumbers…
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  • Multi-Joint Pyramid Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Let’s revisit the pyramid workout routine format that you were introduced to on Day 15. And yes, it is true that again, you can get a total body workout without the use of equipment, the […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tough Arm Challenge Pyramid Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Every now and then you need to step outside of your workout zone and challenge yourself with a tough pyramid workout. Face it… You won’t get anymore stronger, anymore toned, or anymore ripped without pushing […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 500 Rep Legs and Abs Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:38 am
    Today’s 500 Rep Legs and Abs Workout Routine is designed to build endurance and increase strength in your legs and abs, the foundation of your body. Without strong legs and abs, you are limited in […] 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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  • How to Cut and Roast Vegetables

    Noel
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    This is an article from NF Rebel Chef Noel. Last month we covered a recipe that was a bit more advanced for our rebels that love a challenge. This month, we’re getting back to basics and doing something super, duper easy. My favorite way to eat vegetables is to roast them. The reason I love it is because they get somewhat sweet and crunchy, you can prepare a bunch of them at once. Oh, and did I mention its super easy? Pretty much all you have to do is cut them, toss them in olive oil and spices of your choice, throw them in the oven, and wait. Now, I said we’re getting back to…
  • Meditation: Building the Superpower You Didn’t Even Know You Had

    Taylor
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    This article is from NF Team Member Taylor There you are, settled into your life, in the deserts of Tatooine. You’ve gone about your life just like everyone else – school, a job, and the regular habits and cycles that come along with it. But what you don’t know is that there’s something missing in life, that’s actually inside of you – something waiting to be awakened. And then one day everything changes – you purchase a few droids with a secret message, the Empire destroys your home – and before you know it, you accept your destiny and begin…
  • Are Your Beliefs Sabotaging You?

    Steve
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    “It’s fine, but I could just never look like that.” “I could never deadlift 400 pounds.” “I just suck at singing/learning languages/math.” Today I’m gonna talk to you about prophecies. No, not the cool ancient kind that foretold of some epic badass saving the day. Though I do love those prophecies. But rather, the ones that can either set us up to level up our lives, or doom us to a life of “that’s just how I am.” Oftentimes, it’s ourselves who choose to sabotage our mind and goals. Other times, we let other people set…
  • Why Exercise is the Least Important Part of the Equation (And a Camp Nerd Fitness Update!)

    Steve
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    “But Steve, I don’t like to exercise.” I sat down with a friend recently who had decided he wanted to lose weight, but struggled with getting started. He explained why: the idea of exercise was absolutely miserable to him – he had visions of running on a treadmill for hours, or going into a sweaty gym and feeling incredibly uncomfortable around people who were already in shape. I looked at him and smiled and said, “Okay, then don’t exercise. Let’s deal with that a few months from now.” He replied with a face that looked something like this,…
  • Is Diet Coke Bad For You? What About Artificial Sweeteners?

    Steve
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    There’s one question we get asked probably more than any other: “Is Diet Coke bad for you?” The second most popular question: “What actually happened at the end of ‘Interstellar’??” has yet to be answered. Back to Diet Coke. I get why this has caused so much confusion and debate. We all know sugar is worse for us than Darth Vader, so Diet Coke, with NO sugar, has to be better for us. However, we’ve also been told Diet Coke is packed full of chemicals like aspartame that do all sorts of awful stuff…which would then make Diet Coke worse…
 
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  • singapore fitness holidays

    Chad
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:11 am
    We would like to announce we are giving Singapore residents a 10% discount on our one week fitness holiday that begins on April 17 and finishes on April 24. Get a new lease on life with a week of activity that will show you how fun a healthy lifestyle is. When you contact us please use the code Sing for the discount. The post singapore fitness holidays appeared first on Fitness Holidays Asia.
  • April 2015 Fitness Holidays Hong Kong

    Chad
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:14 am
    We would like to announce we are giving Hong Kong residents a 10% discount on our one week fitness holiday that begins on April 17 and finishes on April 24. Get a new lease on life with a week of activity that will show you how fun a healthy lifestyle is. When you contact us please use the code HK for the discount. The post April 2015 Fitness Holidays Hong Kong appeared first on Fitness Holidays Asia.
  • Feeling Tired All The Time

    Chad
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    I have heard it said that people are so busy they wake up tired and go to bed exhausted. When we look at our schedules it may amaze us that we don’t just crash right in the middle of the day. Seven reasons you may be feeling tired all the time and some ways to fix it. Being unorganized. If you are unorganized it can be mentally fatiguing because you are constantly trying to figure out a solution to a problem that could have easily been avoided if you had things organized. With smart phones and apps that can run on them you can easily prioritize your day, plan appointments, and make lists.
  • One year fitness plan

    Chad
    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

    Chad
    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…
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    Live Fit and Sore

  • Bring Quality PE Back To Schools: La Sierra High PE

    Stephy
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    NPR just published Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE – encouraging schools and communities to bring back real PE classes. It’s no secret that “neuro-cognitive development is associated with exercise and can benefit from exercise”, so why aren’t we demanding that our children get more exercise??Watch the video below that highlights the La Sierra High PE program in the 60’s. It’s exactly what our kids need to be doing today– real physical fitness classes in school. Not only will it help them physically but mentally as well!
  • 2015 Scope It Out 5K – Washington, DC

    Stephy
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Sunday was the 10th Annual Scope it Out 5K.  It was my fifth year running to celebrate my husband being colon cancer free! Seems so long ago now that he was recovering from surgery and chemo. Every year, I run this race as a reminder of how far we have come from those days and to continue to do my part spreading the word about how important it is for anyone with symptoms or at risk for colon cancer get screened. Remember: the treatment for colon cancer is a lot worse than any colonoscopy!!Both my kiddos ran this year’s race too! Last year’s 2014 Scope it Out 5K, HB…
  • GWU Weight Management and Human Performance Lab

    Stephy
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    I mentioned that last week I visited the GWU Weight Management and Human Performance Lab to check out the lab and get some tests done so I can really figure out what the key is that will help get me where I want to be.Todd Miller who runs the lab and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and was kind enough to offer me some testing so I can share my experiences with anyone interested in experiencing the lab.Todd ran me through a series of tests and then we sat down, reviewed the results and discussed ways to get me where I want to be.First, he measured my height…
  • Know When To Ask For Help

    Stephy
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    I’m not going to sugar coat my struggle – I am really slipping with my overall nutrition and can’t seem to muster the motivation or inspiration to re-focus and get back on track. So, I figured i need some real help. I made an appointment with the director of the weight management and human performance lab at George Washington University for later this week. He is going to do some lab tests after a 4 hour fast and then we can take a look at how to get me to where I want to be. It can’t possibly be this hard to get on track.My thinking is that fitness is not the issue…
  • Cycle Scene: An Indoor Cycling Experience

    Stephy
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Last weekend, I went to the grand opening of Cycle Scene in Ashburn. Cycle Scene is an indoor cycling studio with spice. I say that because it’s not just sitting on a bike and riding.It’s an experience — there are specialized lights, including a disco ball, a great sound system, and motivational inspirations all over the walls. Depending on the instructor, the experience can be night and day each time you attend too. There are some that strive to boost you up, make you feel empowered and ready to conquer the world. There are others that are more traditional biking…
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  • Momentum Motivational Fitness Jewelry {+Giveaway}

    Heather Blackmon
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Back in January, I was lucky enough to win a giveaway for jewelry on Christine’s blog for a company I didn’t know much about. The concept was right up my alley, with inspiring messages stamped on jewelry that you could wear to the gym or anywhere else. Once I opened up my prize box and put on the my wrap with “Strength Courage Wisdom”, I was in love. It literally didn’t come off my wrist for over a month!  I don’t wear many bracelets, because they tend to drive me crazy when I’m typing on the computer (which describes much of my day). These wraps…
  • Legs & Arms Workout

    Heather Blackmon
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s officially spring, but I am still in denial. I know I’m in the minority, but I’m not done with my snowboarding and snowshoeing adventures quite yet. The slopes here in Colorado are still open for another month, so I plan to squeeze every last drop out of winter. And remind myself that Spring really is amazing here too. It seems like you guys really enjoyed the Upper Body Focus workout I shared a few weeks ago. Of course, you don’t want to neglect those arms & legs! Today I’m sharing the other half of that workout, so can keep those muscles balanced and…
  • Hot and Sour Ramen Soup

    Heather Blackmon
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    For the past few months, I’ve been eating a lot of soup. This is one of those phases that I expect to pass, but in the meantime bring me all the Faux-Pho and Vegetable Soup I can get my hands on. Or in this case, all the Hot and Sour Ramen Soup that I can make! This recipe is a hybrid of what started as two soups I made. When I realized how easy it was to make the hot and sour flavor, I decided to give into the ramen craze. These aren’t exactly upscale noodles, though, as I just grabbed ramen packets off the shelf and threw away the “flavor packets”. When I found…
  • Upper Body Focus Workout (Chest, Back, and Shoulders)

    Heather Blackmon
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    How is your “Spring Forward” adjustment going? I feel like it always takes me at least a week to adjust to the time change. I don’t miss the morning daylight and I really appreciate the extra daylight after work, but for some reason it’s just harder to get out of bed. That lost hour is a doozy! How about a new workout to help you get moving this week? This workout is intended for individuals who have been exercising regularly for at least 2 months & can perform all exercises with good form. Remember to consult a physician before beginning any exercise program. I…
  • Greens & Grains Shrimp Salad

    Heather Blackmon
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s been quite some time since I’ve felt inspired to get in the kitchen. I eat so much food right now with bulking season in full swing that food is not often appealing. It’s something I just have to eat to build muscle. The thought of creating a new recipe has been hard to fathom. I continue to be grateful that Kirk has been picking up the slack in the kitchen!  This past weekend I was on my own. Kirk had to work through the weekend out of town and I headed to the mountains as a solo traveler. It was relaxing and fun – just what I needed after a week of travel…
 
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    Hot Fitness Women

  • Fitness Model: Jessica Arevalo

    arswino76
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Jessica Arevalo is a model and fitness trainer who was born and raised in North California. She is also an IFBB Bikini Professional and Athlete sponsored by Live Fit Apparel. She has appeared in many famous fitness magazines such as Iron Man, Flex, Muscular Development, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Fitness Rx, and Strong Magazine. Jessica became a pro in 2011 at NPC Nationals in Miami, Florida where she won the class B. Jessica has been competing in 19 performances since she started. 14 of them were at IFBB stage where she finished in the top 5 on 5 different occasions. In 2013, Jessica was…
  • Fitness Model : Dianna Dahlgren

    arswino76
    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

    arswino76
    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

    arswino76
    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

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

  • Cybex Readies For IHRSA 2015

    9 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    This week, our Cybex team heads to Los Angeles, California for the 34th annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This four-day event takes place from Wednesday, March 11th until Saturday the 14th. The Cybex booth at the trade show on Thursday and Friday will be the place to be with new product launches, demos and special VIP treatment for our best customers. 
  • 5 Tips to Not Give Up Exercise While Traveling

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    With many of you getting ready to travel for spring break, it may seem downright impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle with all of the restaurants, alcohol, and local foods that you can't wait to try. So how can we stay healthy when on an extended vacation during the holidays?
  • Battling Back to Triathlons with Cybex

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Taryn Ferrara, a 26-year old triathlete who works at Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey. Taryn was a Division I swimmer at Binghamton University and after college she began to run marathons, competing in her last one in 2013 right here in Boston. Following her marathon success, she began training for triathlons, with 2014 being her first competitive season. It was also a season where she endured a very serious injury: a labral tear in her hip. I spoke with Taryn about her pre-injury training, the process of diagnosing the injury, and…
  • Workouts For In Between Running Days

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Earlier, we provided programming on how to prepare your body for running. Today, we continue to condition your body, this time focusing on the days in between runs, when you can further improve your performance. 
  • Strengthen Your Glutes

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    It is important to balance upper body exercises with lower body exercises, and the Gluteus Maximus is the largest muscle in the body. As we age, it is increasingly important that we focus on our glutes to help us remain upright and stable.
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Trail Ultra Training Week 3 & Fun TidBits

    TaylorR
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’ve made it friends. Friday, how I love you! I’m pretty stoked about today, Dan and I are going on a putt putt date. But not traditional put put. One of the local golf courses is holding a fundraiser event and putting on a night time putt-putt thing. Since the only golf club I own is a putter, I’m pretty pumped to dust it off! I’ve have a few things to share today, and being that it’s Friday, it’s all fun. First things first, the training log for last week! Week 3 Trail Ultra Training Monday: Kettlebell Workout (100 Snatch Test!) Tuesday: 4 Miles at CawCaw Wednesday: 6 Miles…
  • Meet Me At The Bar Bell Workout {Barbell & Kettlebell Workout}

    TaylorR
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    We’ve almost made it to Thursday! I hope the week has been wonderful. I have a great workout to share with you, and to be honest it’s a bit different than what I normally share here. But it’s fun to spice things up from time to time, right? Believe it or not, I do actually use other training tools besides kettlebells. In fact, I actually really love loading up a barbell and incorporating it into my workouts. It’s fun, it’s challenging and when paired with my kettlebell, it delivers one hell of a punch to my muscles! This week was my week to design the workout for Bonnie and I. In…
  • Eat This Instead: Sweet Potato Easter Nest Recipe

    TaylorR
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have to admit it, I’m a little shocked myself. I’ve managed to keep this series goes for 3 weeks now. 3 weeks = 3 new recipes. I’m on a roll. I also have to admit that this might be my favorite thus far. Not because of the taste (the stuffed cabbage was amazing) but because I loved themed food. I love making holiday specific meals for loved ones. It makes me giddy to feel creative and “Pintresty”. For this week, I was craving something more on the brunch side. Anyone else a fan of brunch? And I new that with Easter approaching, I wanted to do something cute since many of us…
  • Why My Kettlebell Swing Doesn’t Go Higher Than My Neck

    TaylorR
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The kettlebell swing… seems simple enough. You throw your hips back, throw you hips forward and watch as your kettlebell flys through the air at the end of your arms like the ball at the end of a pendulum. Yet, it’s one of the most debated kettlebell moves around! If you’ve seen it done more than once, then chances are you have seen it performed differently more than once. Yes? I’m not trying to start a debate, in fact just last night Dan and I were talking about how online trainers these days seem to want to argue about every move. What’s good? What’s bad? What’s stupid? I…
  • The Naked Truth: When Is Our Body Finally Good Enough?

    TaylorR
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    It’s time for another Naked Truth! If you’re new here, this is a series where I share all, open my heart up and bare all. Hopefully you can relate to these and enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy (though sometimes there is a fear) writing them. Previous Naked Truths: My Body 10 Pounds Heavier The Struggle Between Fitness & Starting A Family Why Is Happiness Embarrassing? Now for today… Last week one of my clients/friends approached me with a personal topic that she felt deserved a blog post. I couldn’t agree more. Basically, she said that when she first started boot…
 
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    Naturally Intense Personal Training™ Blog

  • When Is The Best Time To Workout? AM vs PM

    Kevin Richardson
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:48 pm
    When Is The Best Time To Workout? AM vs PM Most gym goers have their preferences and set-in-stone ideas as to when is the best time to workout. Some swear by training first thing in the morning to start their day on the right foot with a good workout, a small number squeeze in their workouts around lunchtime while most tend to train after work in the late afternoon/early evening or at night. The question remains however, when is the best time to train and does the time that you train really make that much of a difference in the grand scheme of things? Like so many questions related to human…
  • Naturally Intense 10 Minute Workouts Featured On Wall Street Journal

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

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

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

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

  • Burpees Forever AMRAP Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Countdown Do as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes: 10 Burpees 5 Handstand push ups 10 Burpee tuck jumps 15 Air squats 10 Burpee lateral jumps 15 Sit ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: 3 + 7 air squats Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Burpees Forever AMRAP Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • Anger Release Fighter HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1.Straight punches 2. Burpees 3. Round kicks 4. High knees w/ jump rope 5. Burpee tuck jumps 6. Sit ups Bonus: 20 Hook Punches / side + 10 back kicks / side —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Straight punches: 107, 104, 105 Burpees: 9, 9, 9 Round kicks: 26, 27, 24 High knees w/ jump rope: 96, 96, 99 Burpee tuck jumps: 9, 9, 9 Sit ups: 17, 16, 16 Did you do…
  • Reader Stories: Christina On HIIT, Handstands, And Staying Motivated

    Krista Stryker
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of my very favorite things in the whole world is getting to watch you guys grow and improve as people and athletes and realize you really can do anything you put your mind to. Every single email you guys send me and comment you write saying how much you improved at your 100 burpees time, or that you did your very first double under, or your second pull up in a row despite previously thinking you’d never be able to do a pull up in your life puts a HUGE smile on my face (and some of you think I never smile!). It’s just so amazing to see all your improvement and know that so many…
  • No Equipment Lean and Mean HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Long jumps 2. Burpee lateral jumps 3. High knees 4. Reptile push ups 5. Tuck jumps 6. V ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Long jumps: 18, 17, 16 Lateral burpee jumps: 8, 8, 8 High knees: 114, 112, 113 Reptile push ups: 15, 14, 14 Tuck jumps: 55, 54, 51 V ups: 15, 15, 14 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post No Equipment Lean and Mean HIIT…
  • Equipment-Free Crazy Leg AMRAP Workout

    Krista Stryker
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Countdown Do as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes: 30 Tuck jumps 20 Air squats 10 Burpee lateral jumps 10 Side lunges / side 100 High knees 10 Sit ups Bonus (after workout): 100 mountain climbers —————————————————— Leave your number of rounds in the comments below. My rounds for today’s workout: 3 + 8 sit ups Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Equipment-Free Crazy Leg AMRAP Workout appeared first on 12 Minute…
 
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    Workout and Bodybuilding Supplement Reviews

  • Best Liver Cleanser Supplement: Liver Rescue 5+

    Developer
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    It is essential to do a liver cleanse once or twice a year, specially if you take workout supplements such as testosterone pills or you consume protein in excess (not recommended). Detoxifying your liver will improve your overall health. Giving you more energy to hit the gym more often. I myself neglected to detoxify my liver for years. I started having some liver discomfort after finishing a bottle of testosterone pills. I also noticed my stool coming out green-black. Truly a very scary situation.I did some research and found out that it was because my liver had too much toxins and…
  • GNC's: AMP Protein Powder Review.

    Developer
    7 Mar 2013 | 1:47 pm
    GNC's Advanced Muscle Performance (AMP), Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60 is a protein powder designed to increase muscle mass, recovery and strength.In my personal experience, I liked it. AMP (Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60) helped me a lot with my recovery after hard intense workouts. But I didn't see a significant change on muscle mass, probably because I just tried  a bottle of AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme for 2 weeks. (Most protein powders recommend to take the product for 3 months for best results).GNC's AMP is a little expensive. At $61.99 a 3lbs bottle or 17 servings (3 scoops)…
  • Animal Stak: Get Jacked Review.

    Developer
    31 Jan 2013 | 6:38 pm
    I really like the Animal Brand. They make quality workout supplements. Like Animal Stak: Hard Gainers. Funny story: After finishing my first 21 days cycle of Animal Stak: Hard Gainers, I went to the Vitamin Shoppe for a second bottle. But I accidentally grabbed Animal Stak: Get Jacked! I found out about this after I opened the Animal Stak: Get Jacked bottle and got different color pills. I really wanted to try a second cycle of Animal Stak: Hard Gainers.My first thoughts about Animal Stak: Get Jacked were negative. I didn't get that extra energy while taking it. I also didn't see any…
  • Pre-workout Momentum: Fruit Punch Review.

    Developer
    15 Jan 2013 | 6:49 pm
    MomentuM: Fruit Punch Pre-workout Powerhouse.I am going to be honest. If there were no Pre-workout supplements, I would probably do not exercise as often.Pre-workout supplements are a really important part of my gym routine. They give me the energy and motivations (when I see the super pumps) to workout hard. No matter your goal, Pre-workout supplements like MomentuM are a great addition to your routine.MomentuM by StarChem Labs is a great and less expensive alternative to Super Pump or N.O. Xplode. I see the same great effects as other more expensive brands without the negative side effects.
  • Animal M-Stak: Hard Gainer's Review

    Developer
    8 Jan 2013 | 4:29 pm
    Animal M-Stak: Hard Gainer's.I heard good things about the Animal brand. So I decided to give it a try. I choose Animal M-STAK: Hard Gainer's Training Packs. I paid $45.99 at the Vitamin Shoppe.What is Animal M-STAK? Animal M-STAK helps with nutrient partitioning, Protein Synthesis, Anabolism, anti-catabolism, flavones, sterones and stims. Each package contain 8 pills: The red pill is Stims (energy complex) contain caffeine.M-Stak: Hard Gainer's Pill Pack.Directions: Take a pack every day for 21 straight days. On training days, take it 30-45 minutes before lifting. On off days, take it…
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    Limitless365

  • HOW TO DRINK ALCOHOL AND STILL BE HEALTHY

    Justin
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    I know some of you read that headline and got all kinds of excited. “Justin, so you’re telling me I can drink alcohol and still be healthy?” Well, sorta. I get quite a few emails asking if it’s ok to drink alcohol on the Paleo diet, or if it’s ok to have a few drinks on the weekends and still be able to get into shape. Well today is the day you and I are going to break it down like Charlie Brown and discuss how to drink alcohol and still be healthy. WHAT IS ALCOHOL I know, I know, you just want to know if you can drink it and still be healthy. Don’t worry, I’m not going to…
  • OFF BALANCE: GETTING BEYOND THE WORK-LIFE BALANCE MYTH

    Justin
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Note: This is the second book in the Limitless Book Club. How does one live better? Whoa, that’s a pretty loaded question If I’ve ever heard one but one I’m sure you’ve asked yourself many times before.  The last 13 years of my life have been spent learning and experimenting – a quest for living a better life. Better health Better relationships Better work  Better personal finances I’m striving to become the best version of myself in all aspects and I know that’s why you’re here; you’re striving for the same thing. One area I really struggle to live better is…
  • YOUR LIFE DOESN’T NEED A BUCKET LIST: CREATE A QUEST INSTEAD

    Justin
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    A few years ago I crossed something off of my bucket list and took a trip around the world that sent me to Japan, India, Thailand, Egypt, and France. It was a trip that would change me forever. A weeks ago my roommate left on a similar trip. He’s starting in Indonesia and will be gallivanting around in South East Asia for a bit before heading to New Zealand and then back state side. See you in NZ buddy. His trip has me reminiscing a lot about the trip that I took and the LimitlessLIST that I created for myself when I got back. Looking back at…
  • THE LIMITLESS BOOK CLUB: TALENT IS OVERRATED

    Justin
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    A few years ago a I realized that I had racked up a pretty extensive Amazon wish list of books to read. Sadly, I just kept adding to it without actually making a dent in the damn thing. Shortly after I set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. There was no real rhyme or reason to the madness. I just wanted to start chipping away at that wish and to start reading more in general. If you’re interested in how you can read 52 books in 52 weeks you can check out my write up over at Life Hack. You can also have a look at all of the books that were included in the 52 in 52 challenge here.
  • HOW TO RECOVER FROM WORKOUTS & BEAT MUSCLE SORENESS FOR GOOD

    Justin
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    You know what I hate? Being so sore that I can’t sit down on the toilet. You know what I love? Being so sore that I can’t sit down on the toilet. However, If I’m so sore that it keeps me from being consistent with my workouts or doing other activities that I love like rock climbing, kayaking, and playing hoops I’m not down with it. I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately asking questions like these: Does being sore mean I got a good workout in and if I’m not sore does it mean I need to workout harder? Why do I get so sore in “this” place but not “here?” Does this mean…
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    Cathe Friedrich » Blog

  • Time Under Tension: the Stimulus for All Muscle Growth

    Cathe Friedrich
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    What makes muscles grow? You might say progressive overload, exposing muscles to greater demands than they’re accustomed to but, ultimately, it all comes down to subjecting your muscles to force. In turn, force is linked with how much “tension” you apply to the muscle. Tension on a muscle leads to muscle damage, the stimulus your muscles need to grow. You’ve may have heard about “time under tension” and how it relates to muscle hypertrophy. If you force a muscle to work against a challenging resistance, it won’t grow if the duration of the stimulus is…
  • Healthy Meal Preparation Made Quick and Easy

    Cathe Friedrich
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    One reason people fail to achieve their physique goals is they never quite get the nutritional part of the equation right. Exercise is only one part of the “better health and body” formula. We all know how easy it is to overcompensate for a workout by eating too much or making the wrong food choices, especially when pressed for time. The best way to avoid this fate is to plan ahead. You can’t “wing it” with your diet and expect to get stronger, leaner and more defined. Without a little planning, you’ll encounter a time crunch and take the path of least…
  • How Does Sleep Impact Metabolism and Muscle Growth?

    Cathe Friedrich
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Keeping your metabolism running “full steam ahead” becomes even more important with age. We all want our metabolisms “primed” to burn the maximum number of calories even when we’re sitting around or sleeping. Metabolic rate refers to how much energy, or how many calories, your body burns over a 24- hour period. People with a faster metabolism can eat more without gaining weight, while less fortunate folks with a sluggish metabolism have to be more cognizant of portion sizes. What Makes Up Your Metabolic Rate? Your metabolic rate can be defined by three parameters…
  • Can Exercise Help You Breeze Through Menopause

    Cathe Friedrich
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    Menopause is all about change – changes in hormone levels and sometimes unwanted symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings and changes in body weight. Menopause is also a time when women suddenly realize it’s time to wake up and start doing the right things from a health standpoint. If menopause leads to positive health changes, that’s a good thing! Fortunately, the symptoms of menopause don’t hang around forever, but for some women they’re inconvenient while they last. If you’re going through menopause or fast approaching it, you probably wonder what you can…
  • 5 Hydration Mistakes That Make a Workout Harder

    Cathe Friedrich
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    Two factors that can greatly impact your exercise performance: low glycogen stores and inadequate fluid intake. Your body is made of 60% water and your brain is between 75% and 85% water. No wonder even mild dehydration negatively affects mood AND athletic performance. If you’re feeling fatigued, weak, lightheaded, dizzy when you bend over or get up off the exercise mat, you’re likely dehydrated, but mild dehydration can cause subtler symptoms like lack of motivation and reduced performance. It’s important to get the hydration thing right – but not everyone does. Here…
 
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  • 2 Tips To Get Ripped For The Summer

    Free Fly
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    As summer is getting closer, all serious lifters are shifting into the “get ripped” mode, looking forward to the pool parties, barbeques and beach days, just waiting to take off their shirts and show their rock-solid physiques. The bulking days are over now, and most people begin their cutting phase by lightening up the weights and performing a higher number of repetitions. Most trainees were told that "heavy weights bulk up the muscle and lighter weights define the muscle"...a mentality that is totally wrong and will only slow down your progress in the gym, making you lose precious…
  • Top 5 Bodybuilding Supplements

    Free Fly
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    If you are serious about your muscle building goals and wish to get better and faster results, you should definitely include some supplements in your daily regime. There are thousands of products out there, from hundreds of companies, so we decided to save you the research time and to present you some of the best and most popular bodybuilding supplements, one from each category:1. WheyProtein - Gold Standard Whey Proteins are the building blocks of muscle, and whey protein is a great source. Sometimes it's difficult to achieve your daily needs of protein, and that's when protein powders…
  • The Right Protein Powder for Your Training Needs

    Free Fly
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Proteins powders are some of the best supplements for building lean muscle, gaining weight, and energising your workouts. But each of these great benefits of protein powder are provided by different types of products. Some protein powders are best taken before a workout, others are more effective for post-workout recovery. So before you go buying a protein powder all willy-nilly, first think about your training goals, and then make an informed decision. Protein powders come in three types: whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate, and casein. Choosing the right protein powder…
  • Natural Foods And Herbs That Burn Fat

    Free Fly
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    Losing weight is one of the hardest challenges we face through the course of our existence. The problem is many people can’t lose weight as much as they tried, and sometimes they turn to drastic measures such as dietary supplementation and crash diets. These are all unhealthy ways of losing weight and can destroy your body on the long-term. The surest way of shedding pounds is with proper dieting, and it might surprise you but there are natural foods and herbs that can help out. Here are a few of them:Green TeaGreen tea is packed with antioxidants, and some experts agree that it is the…
  • The Benefits Of Pre-Workout Supplements

    Free Fly
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Pre-work supplementation prepares the body for a rewarding and strenuous workout routine. They’re more popular now than ever, and it’s because they help the body cope better with intense effort. The ingredients are especially formulated to ramp up endurance and energy levels, thus boosting strength, burning off fat and cranking up muscle growth. Pre-workout supplements are meant to:Diminish muscle breakdown throughout trainingBoost protein synthesisBoost focus and energyBoost metabolic rateImprove nutrient assimilation and deliveryConstruct a favorable hormonal environment These…
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  • Seeing Your Fitness Goals Through: The Mindset & Methods to Success

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

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

    Logan Sheehan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Stats Name: Josef Rakich Age: 23 Location: Auckland, New Zealand Height: 5’10 Weight: 191LBS – 87KG (currently) Occupation: Entrepreneur/Online Personal Trainer When did you get started with fitness? When i was 16 years old my mom won a free gym membership. Due to her lack of interest she passed it on to me. This was the first time i had ever thought about going to a gym and looked at it as more of a social thing. Nonetheless the rest was history. After the free membership expired i signed myself up! I had found one of my passion’s in life. How do you stay so motivated?
  • Bodybuilding 101: Article #2: Determining Caloric Intake

    Peter Fitschen
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    In the first article of our Bodybuilding 101 series we discussed goal setting and how to set appropriate goals. At this point, you now have a goal. Maybe you want to add muscle, maybe you want to lose fat, maybe you want to gain strength, or maybe you have some other fitness-related goal. The remainder of this series will be dedicated to going through the basic information needed to help you reach your goals. Although this series will focus on basics and application, if anyone is interested in a further scientific discussion of topics covered in this series, I encourage you to read two recent…
  • Kelsey Byers Fitness Role Model And Fit Mommy Talks with Fitoverfat.com

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

  • From Couch Potato To Fitness Superstar

    Heather Aguayo
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Here are some fabulous tips for the individuals who really love their sitting down time, but want to change their habits. Prepare yourself for success by packing your stuff the night before. Set our your gym clothes, pack up your work outfit, water bottle, breakfast, lunch, etc. Anything you need to do in the morning that will hinder your resolve to exercise should be packed up and ready to go the night before. By completing these tasks ahead of time you are setting yourself up to continuously accomplish your morning workout goals. Cut out the mindless munching. Readily-available snacks are…
  • The Mindless Snacker

    Heather Aguayo
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:48 am
    We’ve all been there. While completing mind-numbing desk work at the office or sitting around the house waiting for the kids to get home from school – the mindless snacker in all of us comes out. Whatever sweet or salty (or sweet and salty) snack is on hand goes straight from the package to your mouth. Portion control is non-existent! Whatever tiny treat you crave, even healthy items like almonds or watermelon, is not meant to be consumed in such large quantities. Almonds, especially, are loaded with calories, which is why you only need a handful to get your needed vitamins and minerals.
  • Gluten Free Weight Loss Plan Helps Runner Transform!

    Diana Chaloux
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Today’s transformation story is Elizabeth! She is a runner, who had learned of Hitch Fit a couple years ago when a friend of hers competed. This was something she wanted to do for herself , but she waited until the time was right and she was ready for the challenge! Elizabeth is no stranger to the gym, so having a personal trainer with her in person isn’t what she needed. So the Hitch Fit Online Fitness Training Programs were exactly the right fit for her to make the positive changes to her eating and training in order to lose weight and shed body fat! She just needed the road…
  • The Price is Right – “Aha” Moment that changed a life

    Diana Chaloux
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    The Price is Right – “Aha” Moment that changed the life of Hitch Fit co-owner Diana Chaloux – LaCerte!    March 17, 1998 is a day that I will never forget. It’s a day that changed my thought process and my life. I had an “aha” moment on that day, it was the first day that I really believed that a small town girl from Vermont could dream big and achieve those dreams. It’s the day that I won a car on the Price is Right! Yes, it was St. Patrick’s Day, so some may say that it was the Luck of the Irish that was with me that day.
  • Does Waist Training Work?

    Micah LaCerte
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    The New Fitness Trend that is flying around the internet now is what is called Waist Training.  Essentially this is a Corset , very similar to those used back in the Victorian Days.  Think of the Movies Gone with The Wind and Titanic.  Women for special occasions sucking into one of these things to get the visual Hour Glass Body.  The issue with this new trend is people are wearing them during workouts.  A few Celebs Took Selfies with them on during or after a workout which in told the viewers they also needed to be wearing them during workout.  During times of workout you need to be…
 
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  • But where are the wallballs?

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I know you are all thinking this right now! Via CrossFit Absecon
  • ​The end is nearing.

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today it isn't really about the time you get.It isn't about how fast you can row or how quickly you can pound out thrusters.For 99% of us this is the end.But in the end, it is really a new beginning, a new moment to stop and think about where you hope to be next year.A chance to reflect on where you were last year.What will you work on? How will you improve? Life is about the journey. It's about mastering new skills, making new friendships and crossing off goals.What will your next year look like?
  • ​Stop the negative.

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Stop the "I can't", the "I'm not good enough", and the "I failed last time".Don't think in terms of maybe, or probably, or possibly.You are capable of whatever goals you have. You can. And you must tell yourself that in no uncertain terms.You can. And you will.
  • ​Sometimes you just have to settle for good enough

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sometimes you just have to settle for good enoughNot every day is PR day, hell, not every day is even a good day.Some days just have to be filed under good enough.Those days it is just about lacing up your shoes, not about the distance you go or the pace you make.Those days it is just about moving your body, not how many rounds you get done or how heavy you lift.Those days, just showing up is good enough.And those days we just have to let be, brushing them aside to make way for the next day. A day we can hope will be just a little bit better.
  • A goal is a dream with a deadline.

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Set your goals, make your plan and get started achieving them. There is no simpler way to put it.
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    Michael Wood Fitness

  • Nutrition Policy Institute Urges USDA to Make Water “First for Thirst”

    michael wood
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    University of California Experts Say Adding Water to MyPlate Graphic Could Help Prevent Childhood Obesity The U.S. government should promote plain drinking water as the beverage of choice, according to comments submitted today by the University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI) at a public meeting for oral testimony on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The institute also urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to add a symbol for water to its MyPlate graphic. Credit: http://universityofcalifornia.edu NPI experts said the government…
  • Follow These 4 Rules if Weight Loss is Your Goal

    michael wood
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:46 am
    Credit: http://wiiskins.com According to WHO statistics, more than 1.9 billion adults were overweight in 2014 and of these, more than 600 million were categorized as obese. The number of children, in 2013, under the age of 5 that were overweight or obese was 42 million. The good news, however, is obesity is preventable. In terms of a percentage, 38 percent were men and 40 percent were women. The worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled over the past 34 years. But again, the good news is that obesity is preventable. The goal for many is weight loss or changing their body…
  • High Intensity Interval Training Burns More Calories, in Half the Time, than Traditional Cardio Exercise

    michael wood
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    “High-intensity interval training (HIT) describes physical exercise that is characterized by brief, intermittent bursts of vigorous activity, interspersed by periods of rest or low-intensity exercise.” There are probably more research studies currently in progress, involving various forms of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), than any other exercise-related topic being looked at today. A great deal of the HIIT research (also known as SIT, HIT, and HIIE) that has been published over the past decade by researchers like Martin Gibala, PhD, from McMaster University in Ontario,…
  • Is All Your Technology Helping You Stay Active?

    michael wood
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    We are so preoccupied at times with all our technology. Constantly on our phones even during sporting events or with a group of friends at dinner. We spend hours sitting, hunched-over in front of our computers or looking at our tablets for the majority of the day. Granted there are some great health and fitness apps, digital gyms and other forms of technology that help individuals stay active. There are also products, like your Fitbit or the Apple watch you’re contemplating on purchasing, that could potentially help to increase activity levels as well. The take away here is…
  • Cherries: The New “Super Fruit”

    michael wood
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Credit: http://7daychallenge.cheribundi.com/ Cherries are one of the most beneficial of the “Super Fruits.” Cherries, particularly tart cherries, aside from being packed with antioxidants, are a proven sleep aid (they contain melatonin) and anti-inflammatory for athletes (weekend warriors or competitive). It also helps with weight loss, healthy heart, slows aging of skin, prevents gout, fights cancer, diabetes, alzheimers, and even improves memory. You might say it’s the “Ultimate Super Fruit”! One of the best, and only, sources for pure tart cherry juice is Cheribundi – this is…
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  • Karolina Workout #103

    Karolina
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Hallo, mir graut es ein wenig vor dem Wochenende und damit der anstehenden Zeitumstellung . Ich leide immer sehr darunter, auch körperlich. Ich fühle mich wahnsinnig müde, schlapp und auch mein Workout fällt mir viel schwerer. Ich brauche dann immer eine ganze Weile, bis es sich wieder eingespielt hat. Ich finde das ziemlich unnötig. Aber was soll man machen?! Viel schlafen, gut essen und das Leben genießen- also wie sonst auch immer ! Leidet ihr auch unter der Zeitumstellung oder macht euch das gar nichts? Und damit wir auf alles vorbereitet sind, machen wir fleißig unser Workout!
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    Karolina
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Gib jedem Tag die Chance, der schönste deines Lebens zu werden (Mark Twain). Ich finde wir sollten uns das öfter zu Herzen nehmen. Lasst uns positiv in die neue Woche starten und jeden einzelnen Tag genießen, egal wie schwer oder stressig er wird.
  • Karolina Workout #42 März 2015

    Karolina
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Wir gehen heute zurück zum Workout #42. Jeder der damals schon mitgemacht hat, weiß wie hart das Workout ist. Da es eine Time Challenge ist, liegt es an jedem selbst, wie hart das Workout genau wird. Denn wenn man gemütlich die Runden absolviert und Pausen einlegt, ist es natürlich einfach. Wenn man jedoch alles gibt und keine Pausen macht, merkt man nach dem Workout genau was man getan hat. Haltet keine Kraftreserven zurück, gebt in jeder Runde alles. Nur so wird man auch Erfolge sehen. Motiviert euch selbst zum Training und motiviert auch alle um euch herum. Manche schaffen es nicht…
  • Outfit des Tages März 2015

    Karolina
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Outfit heute: eine lockere sportliche Hose kombiniert mit einem eleganten Oberteil ist sogar bürotauglich! Zudem super bequem und genau mein Stil .
 
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  • This Crazy Bollywood Gym Brawl Makes The Matrix Look Tame

    SMB Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    This fight scene from a Bollywood movie makes The Matrix look boring. We’re not sure what they’re saying at the start of this scene but it’s probably something like “C’mon bro, you’ve been using that bench for ages, are you almost done buddy?” The post This Crazy Bollywood Gym Brawl Makes The Matrix Look Tame appeared first on .
  • Study Shows That Watching Erotic Videos Can Improve Your Squat Performance

    Ahmad Hakimi
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:28 pm
    If you clicked on the article expecting a bunch of hot, well proportioned, nearly-naked women slowly doing bodyweight squats with the camera zooming in and out to show their cash and prizes, I’m sorry to disappoint you. This article is just pure, unadulterated science but we’ve still got you covered. Before getting your panties in a […] The post Study Shows That Watching Erotic Videos Can Improve Your Squat Performance appeared first on .
  • The 5 Biggest Workout Mistakes Guys Make At The Gym

    Ben Greenfield
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Guys mess up at the gym. A lot. And it goes way beyond the ever-so-popular phone fail that appears on internet memes and Facebook (bro laying on weight bench on the phone, bro leg pressing with phone to ear, bro thumbing phone on treadmill). Even if you don’t bring your phone to the gym, there […] The post The 5 Biggest Workout Mistakes Guys Make At The Gym appeared first on .
  • Guy Has Terrible Day At The Gym, Posts About It Online, Suddenly Arnold Shows Up To Motivate Him

    SMB Staff
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:29 am
    Online comment sections are generally some of the worst places that exist, but every now and then something comes along that makes it all worth while. People in the gym were laughing at this bro for failing a set, but he got the last laugh. Here’s the original post:  “Don’t really know where to start, but […] The post Guy Has Terrible Day At The Gym, Posts About It Online, Suddenly Arnold Shows Up To Motivate Him appeared first on .
  • 34 Unwritten Rules of The Gym That Every Bro Should Follow

    SMB Staff
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Most of these are common knowledge but we’ve all got that friend that just doesn’t seem to get it. Instead of dodging his calls when he wants to hit the gym, make him read this instead. Some of these rules won’t apply to all gyms because let’s face it, a globo gym health club doesn’t have […] The post 34 Unwritten Rules of The Gym That Every Bro Should Follow appeared first on .
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  • Soy Protein

    samrizvi77
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    Soybeans Soy protein is derived from protein-isolation of soybean. It is extracted by the process of dehulling and defatting soybean and refined into three types of commercially available soy protein forms, namely soy concentrates, soy isolates and soy flour. Soy protein is especially preferred by vegetarians and vegans who are looking for substitutes for animal-derived protein. It is claimed to be quite beneficial for women and children and more specifically, perinatal health. Soy protein is especially beneficial since it contains no cholesterol and has low saturated fat. It is a great…
  • What is Protein

    samrizvi77
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Protein Protein is the basic building block of all cells in the human body. It makes up everything from our organs to our hair and nails. It is the second most abundant molecule in the human body after water. Approximately 20 percent of our body comprises of protein molecules and 65 percent is water. Muscles are one of the highest consumers of protein in our bodies as they constantly tear when being used and need protein to help repair muscle tissue as well as increase muscle mass. Basic building blocks of protein: Amino Acids Amino Acid Protein is comprised of amino acids. Our bodies break…
  • Vegan Protein Powder

    samrizvi77
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    A major aspect of being vegan means you have to supplement your daily protein intake through other protein sources, especially if you are a vegan bodybuilder or fitness enthusiast. Even though a lot of plant-based food is rich in protein, it just takes a lot more plant food to give you the same amount of protein as compared to meat of the same quantity. This is where vegan protein powders come in. Below we have compiled a table of the top 10 vegan protein powders of 2015 available on Amazon that have gotten a rating of 4 stars and above. The choices have been further filtered to only include…
  • Casein Protein

    samrizvi77
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    Casein protein can be identified as a member of the phosphoproteins family and is generally found in the milk of mammals, cow’s milk and human milk. Casein has wide-ranging uses. It is the main constituent of cheese, is used as a food additive, as a binder for matches, among many other uses. Casein delivers amino acids, calcium, carbohydrates and phosphorus when taken as a food source. We have compiled a list below of the top 10 best casein protein powders of 2015 so you can choose the best casein protein that’s right for you. In providing you the best of the best of casein protein…
  • Best Protein Bars

    samrizvi77
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Bodybuilding supplements come in all types of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. One such form is protein bars. Protein bars are basically the solid version of protein powders. Although protein bars generally do not contain the same amounts of protein as protein shakes, they still are highly nutritious and have a multitude of nutritional constituents that compensate for their apparent inadequacy of protein content. Protein bars come with many different types of ingredients as well. Some of those ingredients range anywhere from nuts, cereal, cookie dough to chocolate, wafer, peanut butter and…
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  • Push up Tutorial

    aaronbrodkey
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down up down. That’s a push up workout. I’m actually here to show you the best part of Club Tennis.   Family.       But if you do want to see the push up tutorial just let me know. The…
  • PowerPoint: Everything You Need to Know about Muscle Strains

    aaronbrodkey
    10 May 2014 | 10:44 am
    This is a quick PowerPoint that I put together for my sports medicine class to help people understand the causes of muscle strains and how to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate them.   https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VF3eOMoyVTFHixT9WD01-0uiDS-L16e8H77E1uhbyig/edit?usp=sharing   The post PowerPoint: Everything You Need to Know about Muscle Strains appeared first on Fit and Lean Teen.
  • My Experience with Bikram Yoga

    aaronbrodkey
    4 Jan 2014 | 9:27 am
    If you’re like me you’ve probably heard of Bikram yoga (or hot yoga), and at the same time you probably have no idea what it is. Over winter break my friends and I decided to try this so called ‘Hot Yoga’ to see what it was all about. We had heard it was tough but had to experience it for ourselves to see just how difficult it was. Before arriving to our first class, each of us drank a huge amount of water to make sure we were hydrated for the class. I personally drank close to half a gallon of water before I drove out to Bikram. Five minutes before the session began,…
  • Why I Started Yoga and So Should You

    aaronbrodkey
    29 Nov 2013 | 12:16 pm
    This past Tuesday I began taking yoga classes. It was a big step for me since only a year prior I was stereotyping yoga as something solely for middle-aged women. No offense ladies… Little did I know how difficult it can be and how beneficial it is for one’s well-being. I have immense respect for the women in my classes doing headstands, bows, and other seemingly impossible poses for someone like me. After joining these sessions I realize how much room everyone’s body has for improvement. The purpose of this blog is not to give you facts on yoga. I might know as much about…
  • How to Prevent Muscle Cramping

    aaronbrodkey
    29 Oct 2013 | 3:53 pm
    Muscle cramping almost brought a defeat to my tennis team at the year-end Division 1 State Championship. Going into the final day of competition, my team (Ann Arbor Huron) was tied for first with Novi, one of Huron’s biggest rivals. Over the course of the day our #2 and #3 singles experienced serious muscle cramps that ended up costing them their matches. Each match was winnable, but the pain that each of my teammates faced made to it too hard to play their game, and they lost. Luckily enough for the rest of our flights (including my partner and I at #1 doubles) there were no other…
 
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  • Walks And Walking – Guided Walking Weekend In Dorset

    David Knockton
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:49 am
    Walks And Walking – Guided Walking Weekend In Dorset I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the new Lulworth Lodge in Dorset for a weekend of wonderful guided walking, courtesy of HF Holidays. I hadn’t tried a walking holiday before so was really looking forward to the experience, and what better […] The post Walks And Walking – Guided Walking Weekend In Dorset appeared first on .
  • Scruffs – Hardwearing Clothes For Walking

    David Knockton
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    Scruffs – Hardwearing Clothes For Walking Scruffs have recently launched some great hardwearing clothes for those who want to look good hiking a mountain, working outdoors or simply taking the dog for a walk. Scruffs’ origins lay in safety footwear and workwear for tradesmen so they know a thing or two about designing gear that’s rugged […] The post Scruffs – Hardwearing Clothes For Walking appeared first on .
  • Walk the Pennine Way in a Day

    David Knockton
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Walk the Pennine Way in a Day The Pennine Way, Britain’s oldest and best-known National Trail, is 50 years old on the 24th April. To celebrate this landmark birthday National Trails are inviting everyone to join in a mass-walking event called Walk the Way in a Day. Anyone and everyone can take part. Join with […] The post Walk the Pennine Way in a Day appeared first on .
  • A Guide To Looking After Your Feet

    David Knockton
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    A guide to looking after your feet Your feet are your most important tools when you’re exploring the great outdoors. It’s impossible to enjoy even the most beautiful and interesting walks if these parts of your body are injured and sore. This gives you a huge incentive to keep your feet in tiptop condition, and […] The post A Guide To Looking After Your Feet appeared first on .
  • Walking the John Muir Way

    David Knockton
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    Walking the John Muir Way It’s no stretch to say that John Muir shaped how we view the outdoors. Few have done more for the preservation of the environment and the outdoors than this Scottish native. It’s fitting, then, that the John Muir Way in Scotland gives people the opportunity to walk coast to coast […] The post Walking the John Muir Way appeared first on .
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  • Phuel For Friday March 27th

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    Friday Breakfast: Western Omelet with Fresh Salsa Snack: Turkey Rollup Lunch: Chicken Paul with Sweet Potato & Broccoli Snack: Apple with Cashews Dinner: Firecracker Tilapia over Steamed Veggies   PhatBurn takes the thinking out of getting lean. We combine the 3 essential ingredients: NUTRITION, MEAL PLAN and FITNESS into an all inclusive 60 day program for you to adapt to your everyday life. Our trainers push you to the limit for one hour, 5 days a week. Our chef prepares 5 meals a day,
  • Phuel For Thursday March 26th

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    Thursday Breakfast: Greek Yogurt with Almond Butter & Blueberries Snack: Pineapple with Almonds Lunch: Turkey Chili with Roasted Jalepanos over Cauliflower Rice Snack: Guacamole Stuffed Deviled Eggs Dinner: Chicken Capriciosa over Salad   PhatBurn takes the thinking out of getting lean. We combine the 3 essential ingredients: NUTRITION, MEAL PLAN and FITNESS into an all inclusive 60 day program for you to adapt to your everyday life. Our trainers push you to the limit for one hour, 5 days a
  • Phuel for Wednesday March 25th

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:33 am
    Wednesday Breakfast: Vermont Omelet: Egg Whites, Bacon, Apple & Spinach Snack: Three Bean Salad Lunch: Grilled Chicken with Sauteed Broccoli Rabe over Brown Rice Snack: Pumpkin Chowder Dinner: Garden Salmon with Sauteed Asparagus with Side Salad   PhatBurn takes the thinking out of getting lean. We combine the 3 essential ingredients: NUTRITION, MEAL PLAN and FITNESS into an all inclusive 60 day program for you to adapt to your everyday life. Our trainers push you to the limit for one hour, 5
  • Phuel for Tuesday March 24th

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Tuesday Breakfast: Quinoa Bowl with Broccoli, fried egg & hard boiled egg Snack: Chicken strips with Sirracha Lunch: Turkey Burger with Kale Slaw Roasted sweet potatoes Snack: Pear and Think Thin Bar Dinner: Blackened Shrimp with Zucchini and Onions over Cauliflower Rice   PhatBurn takes the thinking out of getting lean. We combine the 3 essential ingredients: NUTRITION, MEAL PLAN and FITNESS into an all inclusive 60 day program for you to adapt to your everyday life. Our trainers push you to
  • Phuel for Monday March 23rd

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    Monday Breakfast: Broccoli and Mushroom Frittata with Marinara Snack: Honey Dew and Almonds Lunch:  Flounder Baked in Franchese Sauce over Quinoa with Spinach Snack: Chicken Waldorf Salad Dinner: Steak Fajita over Salad   PhatBurn takes the thinking out of getting lean. We combine the 3 essential ingredients: NUTRITION, MEAL PLAN and FITNESS into an all inclusive 60 day program for you to adapt to your everyday life. Our trainers push you to the limit for one hour, 5 days a week. Our chef
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • How To Do Decline Dumbbell Bench Press For a Big Chest

    Mark McManus
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    The single most effect chest exercise is… The Decline Dumbbell Bench Press. That’s according to a study I talked about in 2014 (along with the best exercises for every body part). You can read all about it here – The Top 12 Exercises. It simply recruits more muscle fibers than any other chest movement. So […]
  • Partial Chest Flys Are Better Than Full Range

    Mark McManus
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    Let me be upfront and get the controversy out of the way early… Partial Chest Flys are a much more effective exercise than Full Range Chest Flys. Why do I say that?   After a few inches from the bottom of each rep, there is very little resistance placed on the pecs at all. The […]
  • Episode 003: Run on Fat, Not Carbs

    Mark McManus
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:40 am
    . MuscleHack Show Podcast 3 – Run on Fat with Donal O’Neill One of the most enlightening conversations I’ve ever had! You’ll love this interview with Donal O’Neill. *The play button is at the bottom of this post*. Alternatively, you can listen here: Listen on iTunes Here [uk iTunes here] (please do leave a positive review, […]
  • 3 Unattractive Qualities Real Men Shouldn’t Have

    Mark McManus
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    The “modern man” has a lot of work to do. A lot of men aren’t men anymore. How did it happen? I’m not 100% sure, but it needs to be addressed. There are 3 qualities especially that I have noticed in many men today. These qualities are so unmanly that I can imagine that women […]
  • Is Heavy Weight And Low Reps Best For Muscle Growth?

    Mark McManus
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:43 am
    Getting the right weight, and the right rep range is critical to your success in this game. In a recent article I debunked the idea that the hormonal release from compound-only routines (like 5×5) was sufficient to stimulate maximum muscle growth. This is called the Hormone Theory, and it’s bunk. You also need those isolation […]
 
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  • Fitness Trend: Body Weight Workouts

    Liz Bowen
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    As you likely read in our projected fitness trends blog post, body weight training topped a list of fitness trends in an annual survey of more than 3,800 fitness professionals. More and more certified fitness trainers are incorporating these workouts into the fitness plans for their clients. It seemed like a good time to talk about the basics of these workouts, why they are so great and provide a few examples that can be included in fitness plans. In addition to its minimal equipment needs, these fun and effective workouts are a good way to make sure any client (even those with physical…
  • NPTI’s Fundamentals of Fitness and Personal Training Textboook

    NPTI
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Guest Author, Tim Henriques, Owner and Head Instructor of NPTI Virginia The National Personal Training Institute (NPTI) first opened its doors to students in 2001, and I was excited to be a part of the teaching staff at that time.  The idea seemed pretty simple: Let’s actually have a school for personal trainers instead of having them learn everything through self-study which is then assessed by one simple written test.  But at the time it was a radical idea, nothing like it had been done before.  Who knew if it would work or not?  Luckily 13 years later what started with 4 schools and…
  • Projected Fitness Trends for 2015

    Casey McIlvaine
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    When looking for the projected fitness trends for 2015 there are few places to get a better gauge on what will be hot than the American College of Sports Medicine, which recently announced its predictions. They appear in the article “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015: What’s Driving the Market,” which was published in ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal. Here are just a few of the trends from their top ten for 2015. Body Weight Training Body Weight Training first appeared at the number three spot on the survey in 2013 and has become the top trend this year. These…
  • Diet Myths to Worry Less About

    Liz Bowen
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Countless books have been written about the perfect diet and how to lose weight. Many of these books are less than scientific and contain a number of myths that have made it into popular culture where they are now taken as fact. There are certainly proven things that we can do over the course of our lives that provide the proper combination of nutrition and exercise to lose weight and stay fit. Rather than list them we thought it was a good idea to debunk some of the diet myths that you can stop worrying about. You need to detox your liver with cleanses. Detoxifying your liver or…
  • The Benefits of Exercising in Cold Weather

    Casey McIlvaine
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Despite the fact that the winter months tend to drive most people indoors and abandon outdoors exercise opportunities, there are many reasons to make the small changes and adapt exercise opportunities to winter exercise. Here are just a few of the many benefits that can be derived from exercising in cold weather. You’ll burn more calories. As the body works harder to regulate its core temperature among the elements, you’ll burn a few more calories during your wintry workout compared to one conducted indoors. The level of calorie burn is dependent on the individual’s specific…
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  • Race Day is Here – Good Luck, Tom!

    Bowflex Insider Team
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Race day is finally here! We’d like to wish Tom Holland the best of luck as he takes on his 22nd IRONMAN, the 2015 IRONMAN African Championship. We know you’ve been training hard, and now you’re going to put all that training into running, swimming, and biking one great race. Good luck Tom! Join us in wishing good luck to Tom in the comments section below. Also, if you missed out on any of Tom’s training updates, be sure to check them out.
  • Friday Fives: March 27th

    Bowflex Insider Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Looking for new workout motivation? Need a healthy way to start your day? Read up on our favorite posts from health and fitness bloggers this week: Mark’s Daily Apple shared this handy guide to your favorite protein-packed nuts. Find new fitness motivation with this list of 10 healthy living podcasts from Brooklyn Active Mama. The Greatist helps us start our mornings off right with 30 healthy morning sacks. Deryn, from Running on Real Food, shared this recipe for vegan apple oat protein muffins – yum! Mix up your workout routine with this “Rock Your Body” workout from Fit Foodie…
  • Fit Tip Thursday: The Best Back Stretches

    Tom Holland
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    In a previous “Fit Tip Thursday” video, “How to Keep Your Back Healthy,” I outlined a few simple exercises to help strengthen your lower back. Many of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives, and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are only making this more likely as our postural muscles grow weaker and tighter from disuse. We can reverse this trend though, by strengthening and stretching the spinal erector muscles. It only takes a few minutes a day, several times a week, to keep our backs healthy and pain-free. These are exercises and stretches that either you do…
  • Preparing for Your Spring Fitness Regime

    Bowflex Insider Team
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    March is almost over, and that means warm weather is just around the corner. (Even though there still might be snow on the ground in your neighborhood.) Spring is an opportunity to get back outside and get moving. Whether you plan to turn over a new fitness leaf, or are just looking forward to more time in the great outdoors, this season offers so many new ways to get active. Better yet, Daylights Savings Time means a shift to longer days to enjoy all that spring has to offer. With time and weather once again on our side, here’s our checklist to stay active this spring: Find the…
  • Bone Broth: The New Bowl of Hope?

    Erin Kuh, MBA, RD
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:06 am
    A steaming hot bowl of broth, simmered to nutrition perfection with animal bones for 24 hours. Does it hold healing powers, the ability to diminish joint pain to nil, cure digestive issues, boost immunity, decrease cellulite, and promote overall vitality? Or, is it yet just another hot health trend that doesn’t live up to the illustrious claims? What is it, and where are bone broth’s origins? People have been brewing up broths for hundreds of years, if not longer, and there are many different versions. Some include vegetables and the cooking time varies from 24–48 hours, depending…
 
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    Fitness & Healthy Living Tips

  • How Is High Volume Training Beneficial to You

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    19 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    High volume training is one of the well known fitness programs. As we all know that to maintain proper fitness, we opt for various forms of exercises and various diet charts. A perfect combo of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Benefits of Exercising Regularly

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    24 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Exercise is an activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain better levels of stamina and to improve your overall health. You need to necessarily engage in 30 minutes of rigorous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Keep Your Kids Fit

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    17 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    Childhood obesity has increased at a staggering rate and has become quite a big problem for modern day parents. In developed nations and urban cities, it is quite an epidemic. Modern day lifestyle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Quirky 15-Minute Fitness Ideas

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    16 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    Ask any businessman, working woman with a family or a woman with big house hold to handle why they don’t work out and the answer surely would be that they don’t have time. It’s not because they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    FitMole

  • 7 Reasons I’m Done Living The “Fitness Lifestyle”

    Keith
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Fitness is something I rarely think about anymore. Which is pretty weird to say since I make my living writing about fitness and selling workout programs but the days of thinking about my workout and diet are gone. Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy training and lifting heavy weights. I still watch my diet and eat well for both my health and body composition. But my days of spending 5x per week in the gym, labeling myself as the “paleo” or “if it fits your macros” guy, and just constantly thinking about fitness are over. Here’s why I’m done with the…
  • The “Whey Chug” Trick That Makes Getting Enough Protein Effortless

    Keith
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Bottom line: you need enough protein to build an impressive physique. If you think you can build an impressive physique without a decent amount of protein, then you’re just fooling yourself. Show me someone who’s built a lean and muscular physique on a super low protein diet and I’ll Paypal you $100 right now. Seriously. And protein’s awesome. Some of the tastiest foods on this planet are protein…like steak. Don’t like steak? Well then…fuck you. Just kidding ,we can still be friends. Protein helps you build muscle, gain strength, and maintain muscle…
  • How To Use The “Ready, Fire, Aim” Technique To Crush Any Goal

    Keith
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:08 pm
    One of the best books I’ve read recently is called Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson. It’s more of a business book and how to grow a wildly successful business than anything else (it really has nothing to do with fitness) but the lessons taught are applicable to anyone with ambitious goals, including those who want to transform their physique. The premise of the book revolves around a concept called “Ready, Fire, Aim” which basically states: Anytime you want to reach a goal quickly, you simply need to take action first and make any necessary adjustments and correct for any…
  • 5 Reasons You Must Lift Heavy Ass Weights

    Keith
    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

    Keith
    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…
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    Supplement Reviews and Rankings

  • Best Herbal Supplements – Top 10 for 2015

    Top10
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Looking for the best herbal supplement of 2015? Natural herb supplements can provide a significant boost to your energy levels, and your health and well-being in general, improving your longevity and the way you feel on a day to day basis. There are a number of health benefits to be gained from herbal supplements, encompassing everything from detoxification and digestive health to mood, exercise performance, and even weight loss, so if you aren’t currently using natural supplements then perhaps now is the time to start. Related: Top 10 Greens Supplements for 2015 One of the best…
  • Best Antioxidant Supplements – Top 10 of 2015

    Top10
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Looking for the best antioxidant supplement of 2015? Our bodies are constantly being bombarded by all manner of environmental and food-borne toxins, placing a considerable strain on our immune systems and causing all manner of oxidative damage to our cells over time. The oxidative damage caused by free radicals in our bodies can wreak havoc on our system, and most of us are unfortunately familiar with the potential for the development of cancer in the long term if this is not taken care of. Related: Top 10 Greens Supplements for 2015 Even in the short term, antioxidants play a vital role…
  • Best Immune System Support Vitamins – Top 10 For 2015

    Top10
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Looking for the best immune system support supplements of 2015? Spring may be fast approaching but that doesn’t mean that you can let your guard down and suddenly become complacent with regards to your immune system! Any hard-training athlete of bodybuilder is well aware of the importance of bolstering the immune system with additional vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients to help aid recovery and fight off potential illness. Related: Top 10 Probiotic Supplements for 2015 Frequent and intense training can take a significant toll on our immunity so it is incredibly…
  • Best Colon Cleansers – Top 10 Cleansing Products for 2015

    Top10
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Looking for the best colon cleanser of 2015? Most of us are quite familiar with the saying, “you are what you eat,” but perhaps a more accurate way of stating this would be to say you are what you absorb. Your intestinal tract and digestive system as a whole acts as a kind of gateway to the rest of your body, affecting everything from your immune system to your mood, and even the health of your joints and tendons. Natural colon cleanse products can be a fantastic way of flushing out excess unwanted toxic substances that would otherwise fester in your gut and potentially lead to…
  • Best Essential Fatty Acid Products of 2015 — Top 10 EFAs

    Top10
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    Looking for the best essential fatty acid products of 2015? From reducing inflammation to improving the health of your joints and tendons, boosting cardiovascular health, and lowering your overall blood cholesterol levels, the benefits of essential fatty acids are innumerable. Whether you are exercising on a regular basis or you are simply concerned with maintaining your health and well-being in the long term, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t be taking an essential fatty acid supplement every single day. Related: Top 10 BCAA Supplements for 2015 Fatty acid products can…
 
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  • Green & Gold 5K

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Hammond, Louisiana was the place to be Saturday morning. The Hammond BBQ and Blues Festival was held downtown and Super Lion Saturday was held at the Southeastern Louisiana University Campus. The Green and Gold 5K kicked of Saturday’s Super Lion activities. As you guessed I worked all night, as usual, and headed to the race after a 12 hour shift. Driving to the race through Hammond made me hungry since about 100 cooks were doing some early morning BBQing in preparation for the BBQ Festival. I arrived at Strawberry Stadium on SLU’s campus where the Lions Athletic Association…
  • Pel-I-Can Run

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The Woodlake Elementary Pel-I-Can 2 mile run was held Saturday March 21 at the Mandeville Lakefront. The race was part of the Pelican Palooza which was an all day event that raised money for the school. Even though the forecast called for thunderstorms all week, the weather on race morning was gorgeous: blue sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. I actually got to wear running shorts for the first time since September. I have been shying away from wearing shorts because of the nasty scar from my dog bite last summer. It is a slow healing process but it does look a lot better. The 2 mile…
  • Hammond Rotary Shamrock Run

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    The Hammond Rotary Shamrock 5K and 10K were held Saturday March 14, 2015 in Hammond, LA. This was the fifth anniversary of the race which benefits local charities to end Polio. The race was presented by the Hammond Rotary Club. I registered for the 10K a few months back not realizing I would be working until 5:00am the night before. I got home about 5:30am and tried to get a quick power nap in. At 7:00am I went back and forth with myself over whether I would go, but I finally talked myself into it. The race was held on the Southeastern Louisiana University Campus. The forecast called for…
  • March Races

    Becky White
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Lucky Leprechaun Duathlon Sprint Duathlon/4m run Saturday March 7, 2015 Bay St. Louis, MS Mississippi 50 Trail Run 50m, 50K, 20K Saturday March 7, 2015 6:00am Laurel, MS Run Thru History 10K, 5K Saturday March 7, 2015 Vicksburg, MS Mudbug March 5K Saturday March 7, 2015 8:00am New Orleans, LA ISL Spring Shuffle 5K Saturday March 7, 2015 8:30am Metairie, LA Komen Race For The Cure 5K Saturday March 7, 2015 8:00am Baton Rouge, LA Tulane Athletics 5K 5K Saturday March 7, 2015 8:00am New Orleans, LA Zydeco Marathon & Half Marathon 26.2, 13.1 Sunday March 8, 2015 7:00am Lafayette, LA St.
  • Mardi Gras Mambo 10K

    Becky White
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:58 pm
    The Mardi Gras Mambo 10K & 15K were held Saturday in downtown Baton Rouge. The race is in its 17th year with the new addition of the 15K. The course took runners through downtown Baton Rouge, City Park, and the LSU Lakes. I woke up bright and extra early Saturday morning since I had to make the hour drive to Baton Rouge. When I arrived the temperature was seasonably mild but the wind was ripping through downtown making it cold. I was glad I wore long sleeves and long pants to run. The race started off near the Old Governor’s Mansion. The first mile of the course took us through…
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Exercise of the Week: Wide Grip Lat Pulldown (To the Front)

    GuestAuthor
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in your upper back (outer latissimus dorsi). The secondary muscles stressed are the biceps and shoulders. Starting Position Grip the bar in the designated position with your arms extended straight up over your head (grip will be determined by the width of your shoulders). Push your chest up and pull your shoulder blades together and keep your shoulders down. Movement Pull the bar down to chin level (90 degrees) as you push your chest up to the bar and squeeze the shoulder blades together and downward. Take 2 to 3 seconds…
  • NFPT 25 Years in the Making: Kane Kelly

    NFPT Team
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    We have many amazing affiliates that we got to work with and talk to on a daily basis. Most fitness professionals will stay in the personal training aspect of the industry from 3-5 years. Here at NFPT, we have been fortunate enough to have a bunch of trainers maintain their certification with us for 20 or more years! For our 25th Anniversary, we would like to publicly recognize those trainers who have been faithful and loyal to us from the very beginning. Today we would like to recognize Kane Kelly. How long have you been certified with NFPT? I got certified with NFPT in 1993. Why did you…
  • Exercise of the Week: Straight Bar Row

    GuestAuthor
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Beginning this week, I’ll be taking you through a number of back exercises that you can use with your clients. Come back every week for something new! This week, I wanted to talk about Straight Bar Rows. Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in your upper back (latissimus dorsi and rhomboids). The secondary muscles stressed are the biceps, lower back and shoulders. Starting Positions Grip a weighted bar at your assigned position with your arms extended downward. Carefully bend forward at the hips, knees slightly bent. Push your chest out toward the floor…
  • The Truth About Sitting

    Bev Hosford
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Desk posture protocols Knees in line with the toes. Wrists in line with the elbows. Keep the neck aligned with the spine. Don’t slouch. Shoulders back. The rules go on and on.What other ones do you teach people or use for yourself? Ergonomics are sometimes foreign to people and hard to remember. That’s why I like to take a different approach. Is “good posture” really the same for everyone? Can we all follow the same rules? I’m not so sure. I think body position is personal and unique for each individual.  What about you? Do protocols leave you scratching your…
  • Pay Close Attention to the Facts on Blood Pressure

    GuestAuthor
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    The American Heart Association reports that heart and vascular diseases are the primary causes of death in the United States. So it only makes sense that high blood pressure, a circulatory ailment, is a large hazard to one’s health. When the heart pumps the blood through the arteries the blood is pressing against the walls of the blood vessels. This pressure on the walls of the arteries is what is known as blood pressure. During a lifetime, the heart will pump more than sixty million gallons of blood through over 600,000 miles of blood vessels. This pumped blood will provide two…
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    Big Fit Deal®

  • Sunshine on My Shoulders

    Bethany
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    BFD is taking a vacation! I’m heading to the beach with some of my favorite people. While I’m frolicking in the sand, soaking up the sunshine, and unabashedly wearing a bathing suit while fat, I hope you continue to treat yourself and your body with kindness and respect and love. If you’re looking for a The post Sunshine on My Shoulders appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Where Are Our Super Heroes?

    Laurie
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    I found myself alone with a remote in my hand this past weekend, and I stumbled upon an excellent documentary on PBS (cause that’s how I roll). It’s called Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, and it was spectacular. I can’t describe it without a lot of superfluous gushing and fan-girling, so I’ll The post Where Are Our Super Heroes? appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Health at What Size?!

    Bethany
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:12 am
    The other day, someone asked me to distill the message of Big Fit Deal into a single sentence. I quoted a variation of the blog’s tagline, which is that health and fitness are for everybody, and every body. I also mentioned that I am a proponent and personal practitioner of Health At Every Size (HAES). The post Health at What Size?! appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Back to School

    Beverly
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    My son’s daycare used to be on the same main drag that a middle school is located on, so every morning I see many kids trudging the streets making their way to school. Then one day I saw the fat girl. She was making her way to school just like all the other kids, but The post Back to School appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • The Grief Thief

    Bethany
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    You’ve heard the quote, “Comparison is the thief of joy,” right? It’s the idea that comparing yourself (or your life, family, love, career, or anything else) to someone else will only serve to make you unhappy. The someone you choose to compare yourself to probably doesn’t actually have the perfect life, but no matter: You feel inadequate The post The Grief Thief appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
 
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    Serrano Strength

  • The Most Evil Company In the World

    Josh
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    If you ask anyone that knows me personally they’ll tell you my hate for Monsanto is no secret. The first time I learned about this bio tech company was during some research I was doing for school about the Vietnam War. During the research I stumbled upon an article talking about Agent Orange and the... Related Posts: The Evil Villain of the Food Industry Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow…
  • Where I’ve Been And Where I’m Going

    Josh
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    It’s been awhile since I’ve been really active on SerranoStrength. This was my dream come true, I was and still am really proud of my site. I worked hard to get it up and running, but you know what they say, sometimes life just gets in the way, and life did just that. For the... Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I learn through my journey and become a top strength coach in the…
  • How to get rid of man boobs (moobs)

    Josh
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Man boobs. A touchy subject for some but a serious problem for all. You see a large portion of over weight men suffer from gynecomastia (man boobs). A result from being over weight and having a hormone imbalance. Why is this a serious problem for men? Because first off as a man you need to... Related Posts: How to Get Rid of Stress Once and For All Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I…
  • The Top 5 Nutrition Myths (Part 1)

    Josh
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    I was fortunate enough as a child to grow up with an obsession of health and fitness; this allowed me to experiment with different styles and methods of nutrition. I’ve gone from having the dogma of making sure I got my supply of fruits here, my supply of fruits there, and I couldn’t forget my supply of... Related Posts: Nutrition 101…5 Simple Guidelines to Follow Top 5 Body Weight Exercises to Master Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education…
  • How to Get Rid of Stress Once and For All

    Josh
    26 Jun 2014 | 9:05 am
    Stress, the one thing that destroys us. If you want to live a happy life (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) you’re going to have to learn to kick stresses ass every time it tries to creep up into your life. What is stress? Stress can come in many ways. The best stresses we have... Related Posts: How to get rid of man boobs (moobs) Author information Josh Personal Trainer and aspiring strength coach. I'm paving my own path and reaching my goal in a non conventional way. Not agreeing with the education system I've decided to be a self taught strength coach. Follow me as I learn through my…
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  • The Scientific Way: How I Took My Biceps From 9.5″ to 18.7″

    Nitish Kumar
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    After doing 5 different exercises for biceps (barbell curls, dumbbell curls, incline curls, Scott curls and concentration curls) a young boy walks up to me in gym and requests me to give him tips for increasing the size of biceps as someone told him that I increased my arm size from 9.5 inches to 18.7 inches. It’s true! I told him that secret is to do only 1 exercise of biceps/triceps and only once a week. He could not believe and thought I was joking. I NEVER joke when I advise. Here is the scientific explanation why my advise will work for him, and you, like it did for me. The…
  • Shooting Off The Body Transformation Canon Today

    Nitish Kumar
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    When you approach your workouts and diet in a scientifically planned manner, nothing can stop your body from transforming. Body Transformation might be fast or it might be a little slow, but it will happen, for sure. Body Transformation starts from within the body and then it reflects outside. INSIDE THE BODY As soon as you provide yourself with correct nutrition, more than 100 trillion cells of your body begin to move towards health right away. The effect of food on body is mighty, and is almost immediate. Notice how a beer gives you a kick within the next 15 minutes?! It stresses your…
  • 4 Ever-confused Facts About Eggs

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

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

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

  • Mental Stimulation with Gamma Brain Waves

    RLion
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    What are gamma brain waves, and how can these frequencies affect your performances? Find out now! Gamma Waves are a pattern of neural oscillation naturally occurring within the human brain. These patterns were first observed by scientists more than 50 years ago; these brainwaves change in frequency and intensity depending on the task that we are performing. For example: when we are deeply at rest, our body experiences the presence of Delta Waves. Today, however, we will be talking about Gamma Brain Waves, and how they can help with mental stimulation. According to a popular theory, Gamma…
  • How to Make Your Metabolism Faster

    RLion
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:19 am
    Spring is officially here, and it is finally time for both our mind and our body to wake up. A long winter, however, has made us lethargic and slow. Read on to get a list of ways in which you can awaken your body and how to get a faster metabolism. Frosty mornings are now behind us, and long sunny days lie in the waiting. Our body, however, still does not realize that its surroundings are changing, and that it has to adapt to thrive and to fully enjoy the new situation it finds itself in. It has slowed down, and it is still living within the cold winter days of which the last four months were…
  • How to Defeat Spring Fever: Ways to Fight Chronic Tiredness

    RLion
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    Are you having trouble regulating your sleeping pattern as of late? If in the last weeks you feel like you have suffered of chronic tiredness, reading this article might help you out. We just finished celebrating the Spring Equinox 2015 on March 21st, but it seems that not all of us have awoken to celebrate a new season of sun and life. A strange “disease”, commonly known as spring fever, hits a decent part of the population during this period. People affected by it usually experience symptoms of chronic tiredness including anxiety, persistent bad mood, and trouble following a healthy…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Peaceful Music Mp3 of the Week – Stress Relief Music “Breathing”

    RLion
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
    Managing stress can be really hard during our times, but there are different things we can do to slow down and start to live again with a little less worries and negative thoughts caused by stressful situations. Maybe you can get in touch with nature just for a few minutes and leave your stress behind, or maybe you can stop for a while controlling your breathing, closing your eyes and rediscover some peace withing yourself. Maybe you can choose to listen to some relaxing music like the one we give you today as freemp3 to download from our SoundCloud page. This music is called “Breathing…
  • 6 Herbs that Help with Digestive Health

    RLion
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you suffer from digestive disorders, try this list of herbal remedies and herbs that help with digestion. I have always had a weak stomach. When I’m outside, I avoid eating certain kinds of foods because I know that they will make me feel bloated and uncomfortable. I alleviate these digestive disorders symptom with a series of digestive herbs. I usually prepare infusions with these ingredients, mixing them together to my liking. I also like taking them in the morning, with a little added maple syrup or honey. Here they are: Peppermint. Peppermint calms digestive spasms, helps with…
 
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    workout supplement reviews

  • Altius Reviews (Jacked Factory)

    Dutchman
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Altius Reviews (Jacked Factory) It has been a long time since i had a non concentrated pre workout . i am a stim junky and always go for the concentrated pre workouts. So i was able to get a hold of altius preworkout. Altius Profile very good profile of a pre workout supplement that I had ever seen. No proprietary blend and the best of all the doses of the ingredients are all listed with no proprietary blend. They are all clinically dosed ingredients that are each backed by clinical studies. A serving of one scoop (20.33g) includes: Vitamin b12 = 500 MCG Sodium = 150 MG Potassium = 300 MG 8g…
  • Gameday Reviews (Man Sports)

    clarice1975
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    Gameday Reviews (Man Sports) Gameday is a mixture of high quality ingredients, promoting clean energy throughout the workout. GameDay has a powerful blend that promotes pump, your muscles will feel like a CO2 tank, the pump will last for hours even if your workout is over. As if that were not enough, GameDay has some pure PF3 (Protein Isolate whey) promoting a concentrated and functional protein developed for super potency. mix-ability: 5/10. doesn’t matter how you mix this up it just dont mix well. there are some grainy things floating on top and feels like sand when you drink it .
  • 12 FREE Zumba Instructional Video Workouts Offered On Youtube – Step By Step

    clarice1975
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    12 FREE Zumba Instructional Video Workouts Offered On Youtube – Step By Step Zumba is a very effective workout system that involves Latin-inspired dance-fitness and aerobic elements and keeps everyone motivated by creating a party like atmosphere In my gym they offered Zumba classes every Wednesday and Saturday morning and the classes where always full of participants. Nowdays they have moved to another location because the ladies where complaining that the lifters where starring too much at there asses and did not feel comfortable . I was searching YouTube and found full-length zumba…
  • Stimul8 Reviews (Finaflex)

    Serge Souprayen
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Stimul8 Reviews (Finaflex) Today i will review a pre workout that has made me feel stimulated lol . A pre workout product called stimul8 made by finaflex I 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 Lifestyle So, 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…
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    installingmuscles.com

  • Why Try Functional Strength Training?

    Krupesh Padave
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    The gym has been one place that has been most visited in recent times. For the modern generation, temples and churches have given way to the gym. While all this is great, there has been a general tendency of the masses to consider a flat belly (read six packs) and overly bulging biceps as the mark of true health. This is far from the truth.Such bodies might have the visual appeal, but do they have the tenacity to withstand pressure? Can they last when asked to ramp up outside the confines of the air conditioned gym? Simple answer, No.  This is where the concept of functional strength comes…
  • 11 Weirdest Ways To Burn Calories

    Ashwin Kak
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Let’s Be Honest: You don’t have to always spend 40 minutes on a treadmill or lift heavy weights in the gym to burn those extra calories. You can do it in more ways than one. And when it comes to the world of fitness, it’s not short of novelties. So, here’s everything you need to know about the weirdest yet fun ways to burn those extra calories:1. Walk BackwardsThis technique is quite uncommon, but it uses 30 percent more energy than moving forward (research is limited).Benefit: Save your knees by creating lesser impact on them.Drawback: Not being able to see where you’re going,…
  • Are You Donning The Muffin Top Look?

    Krupesh Padave
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Muffins are a favorite the world over. Few including the fitness freaks would argue about its capacity to indulge people. But it is these indulgences that have resulted in a rather nasty form of health predicament. With bulging waistlines, it is safe to say that women have made the muffin top look pop culture. Needless to say, the repercussions are in order. However, like all things there is a solution to this problem and we are here to tell you that.Start RunningWhenever there is fat in the picture, the first and foremost thing one can do is to start running. Yes, running is essential. Not…
  • Is Yoga A Double Barrel Gun?

    Krupesh Padave
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
    It may be the irony of all ironies. The fact that yoga the greatest healer is talked about or even compared with a gruesome killer like double barrel gun is difficult for most to understand. But, we at Installing Muscles firmly believe that Yoga could actually be one. How and why will be answered shortly by stating several examples that’ll change the way you look at things.Asana #1: Child PoseWe start with the simplest and most innocous looking asana amongst all, the Child Pose. Ideally performed as a cooling down exercise post a heavy workout, it is known to strengthen the lower back and…
  • 6 Ways To Kick Those Sugar Cravings

    Ashwin Kak
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:23 pm
    You may not believe it, but the amount of sugar in the average American diet is a whopping 150 pounds per year!It is crazy to think that people are knowingly consuming that much sugar, but the reality is quite a bit different.Less than 20 percent of sugar that is consumed is table sugar. While we know that candy isn’t much more than sugar in colorful wrappings, hidden sugars in regular foods are the real evil.  Ketchup, bread, yogurt, and peanut butter all contain added sugars. So the next time you think of sugar remember that it is not always so obvious. Make sure what you are eating is…
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    Deadlift Workouts - #1 Deadlifting Resource!

  • 3 Most Important Pieces You Should Know About The Romanian Deadlift

    John
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    The Romanian deadlift is far from being Romanian…in fact; the movement was not named after a Romanian oddly enough. The Romanian deadlift happens to be an often neglected exercise for matters I am not sure why. Romanian deadlift is a must and should be included in your routine. So here is three important pieces of info that you must know about the Romanian deadlift. 1. Romanian deadlift is hard… Many think the conventional form is pretty hard, but the Romanian deadlift requires some serious technique to pull off. For one, many make the mistake of rounding the back or not…
  • Train Like A Strongman Series: Magnusson & Ortmayer 12 Week Deadlift Routine

    John
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:04 pm
    The Magnusson & Ortmayer deadlift routine has been gaining popularity on the internet for quite a bit now. Personally, we have gone through the program and so have a number of clients we work with which many have made pretty impressive gains. It uses three four-week blocks. The block week of each block consists of a repeat of the highest intensity of the last. The second and third block increase, while the fourth block is reserved for a loading/rest week. We approached the program, in the same way, the hardcore crew guys approached this program by using 90% of their 1 Rep-Max to calculate…
  • “Big on the Basics: Beyond” Deadlifting with Richard Hawthorne

    John
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:12 pm
    In this special “Beyond” installment of Animal’s powerlifting tutorial series, “Big on the Basics”, all-time world record-holder and Animal athlete Richard “The Ant” Hawthorne, breaks down the conventional deadlift in extreme detail. This is a master’s class in the art of deadlifting, conducted by one of the strongest human beings, pound for pound, on the planet. The Ant won CAPO and he totaled 11.4 x his bodyweight. Take notes and watch your weights go through the roof.
  • Deficit Deadlifts – How They Can Double Your Max & Improve Technique

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

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

  • Winning Strategies to Help You Shed Unwanted Belly Fat

    Dr. Mercola
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola When it comes to shedding stubborn belly fat, exercise alone is not the answer. The master key really lies with what you eat, and perhaps more importantly when you eat, followed closely by the type of exercise you engage in.lean Scheduling your eating to a narrow window of time each day is the version of intermittent fasting I recommend for those struggling with insulin resistance and excess body weight. Other healthy lifestyle habits such as sleep and stress reduction are also helpful, as they help keep your cortisol levels low. Cortisol is a stress hormone that, when…
  • Fitness Focus for Mental Health Gains Priority in Corporate America

    Dr. Mercola
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola One in four adults struggles with mental illness every year, and a survey by Employee Benefit News magazine revealed 31 percent of respondents felt mental illness was the number one cause of lost productivity and increased absenteeism in the workplace.1 Fortunately, corporate America is catching on that by supporting workers’ mental health, employees are happier and more productive. One key way of doing this is by offering fitness classes and other wellness programs, and giving workers time during the workday to take part. When the insurance company Aetna started a wellness…
  • Can You Out-Exercise Bad Eating Habits?

    Dr. Mercola
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Do you exercise so you can "eat whatever you want?" Unfortunately, it's not that simple. Even on a basic calorie level, the amount of calories you'll take in by eating a fast-food burger, fries, and soda is probably far more than you'll burn during even a high-intensity workout. But this is a matter of far more than calories in versus calories out. You do not get fat because you eat too many calories and don't exercise enough. You get fat because you eat the wrong kind of calories. As long as you keep eating fructose and grains, you're programming your body to create and store…
  • How to Radically Increase Your Intermittent Fasting Success

    Dr. Mercola
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Do you want to live to be at least 100 like I do? This is quite achievable today, but living that long loses much of its appeal if you aren’t healthy for the duration. One excellent tool for increasing both health AND longevity is intermittent fasting, i.e. an eating schedule in which you feast on some days and dramatically cut your consumption on others. One of the downsides to the modern Western lifestyle is eating too frequently, which makes your body lazy about performing its repair and rejuvenation operations. Intermittent fasting effectively mimics the eating habits of…
  • Where Did Burpees Come From?

    Dr. Mercola
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola If you ever tried CrossFit or circuit workouts, you’ve probably done your fair share of burpees. They’re so effective they were used as a fitness test for men enlisting in the military during the 1940s.1 If you could perform 41 burpees in a minute, you were considered to be in excellent shape, although the burpee at that time was less taxing than the burpee you may know today. In fact, in 1939 the inventor of the burpee, physiologist Royal H. Burpee, created what was then a four-count movement designed to evaluate fitness. Also known as the squat thrust, four-count burpee…
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    Renaissance Man Journal

  • Insights On Leadership From Chimp Alpha Male Behavior

    Peter
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Many aspects of today’s world are often referred to as “jungles”. We have the concrete jungle in reference to large cities full of tall concrete buildings with hardly a patch of green in sight. We also have the corporate jungle, which many of us have to face daily in our jobs. While modern man has evolved from his former state of nature, it seems as if the laws of the jungle still apply in the modern world. In order to survive in the modern jungle, it might be worthwhile to take some lessons from the real jungle. The chimpanzees (together with the bonobos) are our closest…
  • How To Motivate Yourself To Do Things When The Going Gets Tough

    Peter
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    “When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.” Arsene Wenger When I was a kid, my motivation was really on and off. I remember in first grade, there was a tryout for some karate class. They had us do all kinds of tests like running, push ups, sit ups…etc. and then they selected the best people to get into the class. I did not make it. I got pissed and made my mom go beg the instructor of another karate class to let me in, even though the class had already started.
  • Madman Or Genius? The Man Who Wrote The Book On Chivalry

    Peter
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    “There was a country in which it happened that there lived a wise Knight who had long maintained the Order of Chivalry and who, by the strength and nobility of his great courage and wisdom, had ventured his body in various wars, jousts and tournaments. Because he thought in his heart that he would not live much longer — as one who, by the course of nature, had long been near his end — he chose a hermitage for himself. For age had weakened the natural strength within him so that he no longer had any power nor strength to wield arms as he was accustomed to do. Therefore, he left all…
  • Happiness Doesn’t Depend On Having Goals, But On Having The Right Goals

    Peter
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    Work hard, cut the BS Many guys spend most of their time trying to be flashy. When working out, they only train their “show” muscles like the chest and biceps, neglecting their other muscles. They are focused on making as much money as possible, without realizing that it’s not about the money, but instead what you can do with it. It’s all about the flash and the bling, bling for them. What usually happens is that these guys end up really unhappy, sometimes even ending up turning to drugs in order to get their kicks. Instead of having real valid experiences, they try to…
  • What Makes A Renaissance Man?

    Peter
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    When you hear the word “Renaissance Man”, the first name that usually pops up in a person’s head is that of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci is the epitome of the Renaissance humanist ideal. He was not only an outstanding painter, but also an engineer, inventor, scientist, and philosopher. Leonardo was born the illegitimate son of a wealthy legal notary in Florence. His father kept on changing women, usually marrying women way younger than himself (including a 16 year old and a 20 year old), however he did take care of his little son as well. At 14, Leonardo became an apprentice in the…
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    CASS FITNESS

  • Richard Greene (Dips and Pull-Ups Group Video)

    mattbible
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
    This is a video from our certified personal trainer, Richard Greene, while he was working with a group during his time working at Gold’s Gym. He has a group of trainees, male and female performing dips and pull-ups. Take a look at this video here to see Richard’s work. Richard motivates and trains one on one clients, couples, small groups, large groups, and he will modify the workouts to your abilities! Book him today at info@cassfitness.net to jump start your results and get into the best shape of your life! The workouts are fun and challenging at the same time. Richard will…
  • Sample CASS Fitness Timed Superset Workout (With Pull-Ups) by Matt Bible

    mattbible
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Here is a sample workout we created that we would like to share with you. In fact, I have been doing it the past three Sunday mornings. It’s a great workout for those of you pressed for time. It is a timed superset workout. There are no breaks until you are done with the timed interval. Do as many sets as you can (with proper form) in the time allotted. Do one exercise, then immediately move to the next one. Once you go down the list of exercises, go right back to the first exercise again. These exercises go back and forth between your pulling (back and biceps) and pushing (chest,…
  • Recommended Vegan Protein Powders (NON-SOY) – by Matt Bible

    mattbible
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    I have recently received lots of questions regarding vegan options as far as protein powders. We also have clients with bodybuilding goals that also happen to be vegan or vegetarian. Traditionally, there were not a lot of good sources of protein for muscle recovery if you did not consume meat or whey protein. You were not going to sit and eat 10 servings of broccoli or six servings of legumes. Veggie burgers became very popular as an alternative. Even for a while, I consumed them on a regular basis, during my three month stint as a vegetarian. However, within the past year and a half, I have…
  • Keep Them Goal Setting! – by Brittney Davis

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

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

  • 17 Awesome Healthy Eating Tips from Anytime Fitness Members

    Anytime Fitness
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet with healthy eating tips from Anytime Fitness members. The post 17 Awesome Healthy Eating Tips from Anytime Fitness Members appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Quick Workout: 15-Minute Arm Circuit

    Luke Andrus
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    It's time to get to the gym to tone your arms and we've got the perfect 15-minute arm circuit that will help get you summer ready! The post Quick Workout: 15-Minute Arm Circuit appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 4 Great Reasons Why You Need a Workout Buddy

    Shannon Fable
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    If you find yourself lacking motivation to get to the gym, we have four truly awesome reasons to get a workout buddy in your life. The post 4 Great Reasons Why You Need a Workout Buddy appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Recipe: Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken

    Carly Sippel
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Experience take out without the processed junk and MSG with our Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken that's out of this world tasty! The post Recipe: Healthy Sweet and Sour Chicken appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Beginner’s 10-Week Half Marathon Training Program

    Shelly Stael von Holstein
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    A 10-week training schedule perfect for the novice or beginner half-marathoner. The post Beginner’s 10-Week Half Marathon Training Program appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Always Active Athletics

  • Quick Tip of the Week: Record Your Workout Days

    AAAthletics
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    Quick Tip of the Week: Record Your Workout Days Need a way to stay motivated and committed? Try keeping a workout log! As busy as we are, it’s hard to be active as much as we want – this can lead to not exercising at all! One way to stay motivated is to remember to log your workouts on a... Read more → The post Quick Tip of the Week: Record Your Workout Days appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
  • 5 Diet Tips That Complement Your Workout

    AAAthletics
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Foreword: Check out this week’s guest post which covers some great diet tips that will help accelerate your results by combining your nutrition to complement your workout! Sounds like the best approach, right? Here’s our top 5 diet tips: Make your diet complement your workout with these diet tips! Whether you’re working out to build muscle through strength training or lose fat through cardio, eating right is... Read more → The post 5 Diet Tips That Complement Your Workout appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
  • The Key To Fitness After Age 40: Part II

    AAAthletics
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Foreword: Welcome back for Part II of “The Key To Fitness After Age 40″ (if you missed Part I check it out here). Michael Spitzer is back to help break down why fat loss starts in the kitchen and the 3 part weight control process – some amazing, actionable advice! The key to fitness after age 40: cardio, diet, lifting… by... Read more → The post The Key To Fitness After Age 40: Part II appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
  • Recipe of the Week: Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

    AAAthletics
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    This soup is creamy but contains no dairy. Coconut milk is the secret ingredient that brings wild rice, mushrooms, and peas together in a hearty, early spring soup. Makes 4-6 servings. Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup with Peas Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 2 leek, cleaned and... Read more → The post Recipe of the Week: Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
  • The Key To Fitness After Age 40: Part I

    AAAthletics
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Foreword: There isn’t a better way to kick-off our huge line-up of featured experts than with Michael Spitzer! He is the author the of book Fitness At 40, 50, 60 and Beyond and he has also been an expert on the site several times before and each time he brings so much expertise and knowledge that it’s always a privilege! Well here he is again with... Read more → The post The Key To Fitness After Age 40: Part I appeared first on Always Active Athletics.
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Just Kiss Me Already

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    It was my first and last thought on a night in July 2003, when David took me on our first date and as we stood under the make shift alter on our ridiculous wedding March 29, 2008.Can I tell you about that first date? Yes? Oh good it's my blog, so I was going to anyways.He picked me up in is very well cared for, very old car and we set off to the driving range, followed by ice cream! We never have done things the traditional way and it's always worked for us. Anyhow after the ice cream, it was time to say good night and I just stood there looking at him praying "please kiss me this is all…
  • Great for You; Not for Me

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:18 pm
    I don’t have superstar crushes. Bear with me this is going somewhere… I never waited in line with hyped up fellow teenage girls to drool over a rock band and I’m way too much of a comfort seeker to sleep outside in the cold or rain to get a ticket. But I do love strong women. Not Olympic lifting kind of strong, but strong character. They can be funny or motivating or athletic, but mostly they are just authentic. You know I’m a book fiend, but I’d gotten away from audiobooks while running because nothing has pulled me like Unbroken (my favorite story) or 10% Happier (made me start…
  • What is your why? And why it matters!

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    This is my final post in the back to basics series as part of Kohl’s #MakeYourMove campaign. Previous posts are linked at the bottom! Most people who know me now, just understand that running and fitness are part of my life. It’s become so intertwined with my joy and my personality that you can’t tell where one ends and another begins…or maybe that’s because I’m always in work out gear, either way. It made me realize, it’s been a very long time since someone asked me “WHY?” Why do you workout? Why do you eat so many veggies? But the thing is, sometimes we all need to reflect…
  • Don’t throw out those lucky socks

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    Running is a mental sport. We spend most of our time focused on form and pace and distance, but the truth is without the right things happening between our ears the rest of it may never come together. Years ago I had this great idea for a “mental marathon training” series. But I was still finding my voice and well let’s be honest like 5 people were reading the site at that time which gave me an easy out to not follow through. Which is why I want to talk about lucky charms. Not the cereal though I do love a good debate on marshmallows first, last or evenly distributed. LUCKY…
 
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  • The Science of Golf

    Sean Hogan
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    What Science tells us about improving your Golf1. Warm-ups can increase your club head speedIt is possible to improve club head speed through a simple warm-up. That is the finding of a study conducted recently by a group of scientists. The authors showed how engaging in a vigorous warm-up 5 times a week for 5 weeks before golfing will improve club head speed.The golfers in this study were relatively inexperienced with a mean handicap of 19.8. The improvements in club head speed went from approximately 140 k/hr to an astonishing 178 k/hr. While they did not measure driving distance, it…
  • Complex Vs Contrast Training: Making Post-Activation Potential Work For You!

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

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

    Steve Nash
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    What have you missed so far? I want to introduce to you a few key words that are largely unused in the general population when it comes to training: EPOC BMR HIIT Resistance Training These words will, this year, take over your vocabulary in the fight to get yourself the figure you deserve. EPOC & […] The post Should I stop Cardio and start Resistance Training? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • Is it ok to be Overweight or Obese?

    Steve Nash
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    It is not often that I feel compelled to write an article exhibiting personal disdain about an item of pop culture. However, A certain song has been grinding me down for weeks now and the fact that it has remained at number one for another week has finally pushed me over the edge. The song […] The post Is it ok to be Overweight or Obese? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • Changing Your Mindset to Adapt to Failure in Sports!

    Steve Nash
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    Failure is the one certain event that we will all have to face, other than death, at some point in our lives. If you never experience failure then you have not applied yourself to a task of a big enough challenge to truly measure yourself. However, there seems to be two types of people when […] The post Changing Your Mindset to Adapt to Failure in Sports! appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • Just how long should you stretch for?

    Steve Nash
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    We have all been told to stretch but rarely are we told just how long you should stretch for. The arguments are many and varied as to why we should stretch, with some people refusing to stretch and others stretching multiple times a day. However, getting an explanation as to why someone has chosen to stretch […] The post Just how long should you stretch for? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • The Absolute worst things you can do in a gym!

    Steve Nash
    8 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    I know a lot of people who will recognise what I am about to talk about today. They will either recognise the subject as something they have done or recognise they have been a victim of this many times; if not daily. What I am about to talk about is the absolutely worst things you […] The post The Absolute worst things you can do in a gym! appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
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  • Why Vaccines Rock – as told by awesome infographic

    jenni
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Now that Geoff and I are getting closer to having kids, decisions like this come up. I’ve always known that we’d vaccinate our children, but I appreciate learning why it’s necessary. Here’s an awesome resource about vaccines, how they work, and answers to any questions the vaccine nazi’s try to raise. The post Why Vaccines Rock – as told by awesome infographic appeared first on Fitzala. Related posts: 22 awesome alternatives to alcohol WIAW – Finally My First and Why Carbs are Awesome Plyometric Workouts: why they rock plus three workouts
  • Why Eating MORE is the Secret to Fat Loss

    jenni
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Today, I received an awesome email that explained everything about fat loss that I’ve ever wanted to say perfect. It came from Adam Bornstein, owner of BornFitness. If you’ve never heard of him or read his stuff, I highly recommend you subscribe to his email list. He has a very honest and straightforward writing style that covers a multitude of subjects. I’ve probably spent hours on his site since I’ve discovered him. Although he sucks at Twitter (You’re supposed 80% other people’s articles that you like and 20% of your own. Obviously he thinks he’s…
  • The Comedown

    jenni
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    I realize that it’s the name of a song, but how do you follow up the campaign with a blog post about daily life? Umm….there’s no way. After getting on the Huffington Post, I’ve been contemplating what to do next. Another campaign? That was pretty fun and well received, though I think I’d want to orchestrate a large collaboration next time. Perhaps get some prizes to give away? Life since the campaign has been a little slow. I tried to buy this couch. It was on clearance and Presidents Day sale for $800! Then I received a call that my order was canceled. Huge…
  • You’re all #whatslovely

    jenni
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hello you lovely ladies! The #whatslovely campaign has truly been a wonderful experience. I never expected so many wonderful people to join in and participate, much less have the infographic be featured on the Huffington Post! But I can’t take all the credit for myself. My interns, Amber and Angie, did a wonderful job working hard on things they’ve NEVER done before with little direction. Both of them jumped in and produced deliverables that were better than I asked for. And my guest posters provided incredible content that seemed to resonate with a lot of you. I hope…
  • #whatslovely LOVE

    jenni
    14 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you lovely ladies! You’ve reached the final day of #whatslovely and we hope you’ve had an amazing week thinking about all of the lovely things in your life. For today’s challenge, we want you to spend some quality time with someone you love. This can be your significant other, best friend, family…anyone who you care about! We want to encourage all types of love on Valentine’s and not just love specific to couples. So grab that special someone and go get coffee, catch a movie, go hiking, or go out to lunch! Whatever you do, remember to make it…
 
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  • Diet & Nutrition Myths: Eggs Are Unhealthy & Bad For You

    Dayne Hudson
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Myths are EVERYWHERE, especially those pertaining to diet. And when the wrong information gets in the wrong hands, we finish up paying for it for years to come. And poor old eggs, specifically the yolk, have copped a hammering over the years for no solid reasons at all.Tags: Nutrition
  • GM Foods: Are They Safe Or Detrimental To Our Health?

    Dayne Hudson
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:05 am
    If you haven't been living under a rock, you would have heard about genetically modified foods or "GM foods" as they're often referred to. GM foods are produced from organisms that have experienced deliberate changes to their DNA courtesy of genetic engineering.  And the debate is alive and well: are they safe for human consumption?Tags: Nutrition
  • The Muscle Building Workout Program for Further Gains

    Dayne Hudson
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Sometimes it's really tough. You're pushing it really hard in the gym, but you feel like you're not gaining any more muscle. Your friends have noticed the gains until now but you feel like you've hit a wall, like a boy band gunning towards their second album. Maybe you need a shake up of your program? Well.....haven't you clicked through to the right place!Tags: Training
  • Eat more Calories Than You Burn And Still Lose Weight? How?

    Dayne Hudson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    It sounds almost unbelievable, but on close analysis, it can happen. But here's the catch - it must be ultra lean protein, as in the studies case, it was whey protein powder (1).Tags: NutritionSupplements
  • Breaking Muscle Growth Plateaus: Why You or Other People's Physiques Never Change

    Dayne Hudson
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    It's so common. You see that person training week in week out, appearing to be training passionately hard.... ...but their body never really changes.Tags: NutritionTraining
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  • 3 Skin Rejuvenating Habits Every Woman Should Practice

    Samantha Stainsburry
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The average woman is unhappy with the appearance of her skin. She may be using the wrong products on her face or spend no time at all on skin care. Too many women are also wearing too much makeup to counteract the look of their tired, dull skin. The great news is that with a […] The post 3 Skin Rejuvenating Habits Every Woman Should Practice appeared first on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable.
  • Energize Yourself by using Effective HGH Supplements

    Robert Jimenez
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Almost every adult in his or her life gets to the point where they feel lethargic and low. Well you can simply say it’s the call of the nature and it can’t be avoided. However not everyone has to face the same low and energy deficient conditions with little planning and proper care of body […] The post Energize Yourself by using Effective HGH Supplements appeared first on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable.
  • How to Safely Enhance your Facial Hair

    Kingsley Felix
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Most men if asked why they don’t consider growing their beard will admit that their facial hair is not up to standard. What this may mean is that they have a patchy beard or one that is very sparse; which is not attractive at all. With advanced medical procedures all aimed at keeping up with […] The post How to Safely Enhance your Facial Hair appeared first on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable.
  • Food Recalls and how to Protect Yourself

    Kingsley Felix
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Food recalls aren’t a new thing and they aren’t something that will go away soon. They can happen to almost any kind of food, from meat to vegetables. Just recently Amy’s, a big supplier of vegan and gluten-free organic boxed foods were part of a recall because of a possible threat of listeria in the […] The post Food Recalls and how to Protect Yourself appeared first on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable.
  • Clean Eating your Way to Weight Loss

    Kingsley Felix
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    Are you tired of diets that work in the beginning but lack long-term results? Shockingly enough, the secret to losing weight isn’t a fad diet or miracle pill. If you want something that will work now and in the future, you need to make a lifestyle change. The concept of clean eating is fairly simple; […] The post Clean Eating your Way to Weight Loss appeared first on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable.
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  • Fitness Insight Podcast | The “Goods” on Fitness Conferences & Conventions

    Andrea Oh
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:49 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | The “Goods” on Fitness Conferences & Conventions appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. The “Goods” on Fitness Conference & Conventions Fitness conferences and conventions bring together people from around the world who have a passion for fitness, health and wellness. Everyone from commercial equipment vendors, government agencies, professional sports teams and celebrity personal trainers to researchers from ivy league schools and people interested in getting “fit”. These events are held at select…
  • The Art of Napping … for Better Workouts

    Andrea Oh
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    The post The Art of Napping … for Better Workouts appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Are you getting enough sleep each night? If not, you might want to consider napping for a few minutes to improve your effectiveness and productivity during the day (especially if you are planning on working out)! Although experts recommend seven to nine hours of sleep per night, only 59 percent are actually sleeping for that long. […]
  • Get Ready for Summer – Free TRX Workout

    Andrea Oh
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    The post Get Ready for Summer – Free TRX Workout appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. It’s that time again … SUMMER! This is the season for short shorts, tank tops and showing off that awesome body as you soak up some glorious sun. OH NO! Your body isn’t quite “ready” for summer? Did the holidays bring in too many extra calories and was it hard getting back into your regular workout routine? NOT A PROBLEM!! If […]
  • Good to GREAT! … for Personal Trainers

    Andrea Oh
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:07 pm
    The post Good to GREAT! … for Personal Trainers appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t” is a bestselling business management book by James C. Collins that outlines that factors that help companies transition from being good to exceptional in how they run and operate. These principles can also be used as guidelines for personal trainers looking to become exceptional at what […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Keeping Client Relationships “Professional”

    Andrea Oh
    14 Mar 2015 | 5:19 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Keeping Client Relationships “Professional” appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Keeping Client Relationships “Professional” The success of any personal trainer is based on their ability to build and maintain strong client relationships. People seek out a certified fitness professional when they are in need of help. They are not at their best and their confidence is in need of a boost. Personal trainers are there […]
 
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  • How to Get Out of Distance Running (If You Want To)

    Jen Sinkler
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    I once entered a 5-mile race by accident. Let me clarify: It wasn’t as if I tripped and fell face-first into the entry form, but I did think it was a 5K, which was already very nearly the furthest I’d run at one stretch before. I hated every moment, but wasn’t I supposed to be building up my aerobic base with steady-state exercise? At the time, I was trying to get back into shape for competitive rugby after a two-year stretch of utter slothdom, and it was my earnest belief that I needed to expand my cardio capacity before I built strength, speed, and power. (Side note: I recall one of…
  • Can You Lift Weights Faster Instead of Doing Traditional Cardio?

    Jen Sinkler
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:35 pm
    In a 2012 interview for “Faces of MN,” I discussed my answer to the not-infrequent question about what I do for exercise. When I answer that I lift weights and leave it at that, I’m often met with a hesitant follow-up question: “So…what do you do for cardio?” My answer has long been, “I lift weights faster.” Anyone who’s ever completed a 5-minute kettlebell snatch test, a metabolic finisher after a strength workout or almost any CrossFit workout knows what I’m talking about — you can get in absolutely incredible shape without doing long runs, swims, bike rides, or…what…
  • Lift Weights Faster 2: The Launch

    Jen Sinkler
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:59 pm
    The overarching principle of intuitive training is, “Do the best you can with what you have so that you can get better at what you aren’t as good at…yet.” (Here’s one idea I’ve got for expanding your skill set.) It’s not surprising that this idea, just like the acquired strength that comes with training your body in this manner, has a way of expanding into other aspects of our lives. It also allows the staff at our gym, The Movement Minneapolis, to embrace the role that suits them the best, according to where their skill set and enthusiasm lies. My husband, David…
  • Get Bent Pressing

    Jen Sinkler
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    “Eww, gross, get it away from me, I don’t like it, I don’t like it.” No, I’m not talking to you — I’m talking to the kettlebell. And to be frank, I’m also lying, but it’s an effective cue. Because I love kettlebells! I simply can’t rave enough about using them as a conditioning tool to help you build total-body strength and improve your fitness. But this particular cue — the “Eww, gross” cue, which I learned from instructor Max Shank — is one of the best I can give you for learning a killer upper-body strength and…
  • Lift Weights Faster 2 Ecourse

    Jen Sinkler
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    It had been a long, extremely fun and rewarding day of squatting, benching, and deadlifting. I had just finished my fourth powerlifting meet in the past six months (what can I say, I got hooked!) and was seated in the hotel ballroom where the meet had just wrapped, scrolling through social media, when my training partner JVB plopped down in the chair beside me. “So,” she said. “You ready to lift weights faster now?” Without missing a beat, my response was, “Yesssss!” In actuality, we had already been more integrating Lift Weights Faster-style workouts into our training for a while…
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  • How to Build the Ultimate Home Gym

    Jane McCafferty
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm
    For a lot of people, myself included, the hardest part about working out isn’t the actual physical exercise — it’s simply getting to the gym in the first place. Once I’m at the gym, in my workout clothes, getting in a good sweat becomes second nature to me. It’s easy. I know which exercises I […] The post How to Build the Ultimate Home Gym appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Should You Be on the Paleo Diet?

    Jane McCafferty
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Unless you’ve been living in a bubble these past few years, you’re surely familiar with the Paleo Diet. It has taken the diet community by storm. What exactly is the Paleo Diet? Basically, it’s supposed to mimic the way we used to eat — and by “we” I mean our ancestors, from way back when […] The post Should You Be on the Paleo Diet? appeared first on 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.
 
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  • 3 Total-Body Home Workouts That Burn Fat – Fast!

    Will
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    When you think about burning fat, you probably think about exercises such as running, cycling, and the elliptical. Conversely, when you think about resistance training – such as lifting weights, bodyweight exercises and using a suspension trainer – you probably think about building muscle and getting stronger. And of course, resistance training does help with […] The post 3 Total-Body Home Workouts That Burn Fat – Fast! appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • 3 Hacks To Beat Jet Lag Every Time You Fly

    Will
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    You know the feeling. You’re tired, nauseous, and having difficulty concentrating. Yup, that’s jet lag – and it’s not just in your imagination. If you’re a frequent traveller you’ll know all too well that the symptoms of jet lag are very real. So real in fact, that scientists have estimated that it usually takes one […] The post 3 Hacks To Beat Jet Lag Every Time You Fly appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • Are Detoxes & Cleanses Doing More Harm Than Good?

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

    Will
    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

    Will
    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.
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  • Workout Tip: Maximize Your Cardio Routine

    Bob
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    Cardio workouts are popular because they can offer a variety of important health benefits. This type of activity is good for your heart, and can help boost your metabolism. It also helps increase your recovery abilities and can help reduce your risk for certain medical conditions. Supercharge your cardio routine There are a number of ways to get the most impact out of your cardio workout. One of the most effective is to switch things up and keep varying your routine. This is a smart move for a variety of reasons. First, it prevents monotony and keeps you from getting too bored with your…
  • Healthy Recipe: Hoisin-Glazed Halibut with Bok Choy

    Bob
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    Eating smart doesn’t have to mean sacrificing taste. This healthy recipe for hoisin-glazed halibut with bok choy and bulgur is delicious, filling and surprisingly simple to prepare. Plus, it offers a robust combination of rich flavors. (Recipe courtesy of Real Simple.) Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur 3 tablespoons canola oil kosher salt and black pepper 2 heads baby bok choy (about 1/2 pound total), quartered lengthwise 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice 4 6-ounce skinless halibut, striped bass, or cod fillets 1 fresh red chili (such as Fresno), sliced Directions: Heat oven…
  • Considerations When Buying Workout Equipment Online

    Bob
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    We all live a major portion of our lives online these days, and perform many daily tasks with the help of electronic devices. This includes shopping for important purchases, such as home fitness equipment. This can be efficient and convenient, but there are some issues to consider. Benefits and drawbacks There are some pros and cons of shopping for workout equipment (or many other things) online. On the plus side of course is the convenience factor. You can shop online at anytime from anywhere. Since so many people now use a variety of electronic devices, you can access the internet from…
  • PowerBlock Fitness Equipment an Innovative Option

    Bob
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    For anyone seeking a way to get an efficient workout using convenient and reliable home fitness equipment, the name PowerBlock should become very familiar. This company prides itself on providing helpful solutions to those who want to step up their fitness routine without a lot of complicated, space-hogging equipment. Not to mention, their products just look really cool. A leader in the field PowerBlock is a leading brand among the fitness industry. The company was started more than 25 years ago by two experienced and talented fitness industry designers. Since then, it has earned a good…
  • Lateral Trainers Offer Important Advantages

    Bob
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    While any type of physical activity can offer important health benefits, lateral training stands out thanks to its ability to offer a more effective and comprehensive workout in a limited amount of time. Taking workouts in a new direction Lateral training is sort of like a rebel of the standard fitness philosophy, as it diverts from the traditional approach to fitness—one based on the routine front-to-back motion when using fitness machines. By contrast, lateral training involves side-to-side movement. It may not sound like a huge distinction, but in reality it can have a major impact on a…
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  • Meet a Yoga and Wellness Subscription Box Unlike All Others

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    The rumors were true! In April the 42Yogis Wellness Challenge - currently closed to the general public - is appearing in the Sapphire Soul subscription box! The 42Yogis Wellness Challenge is the framework I used to achieve my transformation, health, and wellness. The 42Yogis Wellness Challenge is designed to help you achieve the transformation you desire. The program sold out last month, but I have reopened it exclusively for Sapphire Soul subscription box subscribers.   Learn more about the soultastic subscription box in this short interview with Sapphire Soul founder Allison…
  • The Power of Writing It Down

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:04 pm
      How many times have you done all the studying you can about something? You've obsessed over a topic, devoured it until you couldn't any more, and in the end...you didn't act upon what you learned? I'm all for knowledge for the sake knowledge, but if you're studying something as a form of empowerment - as a way to change your life, improve your yoga practice, or transform your business - and you do nothing with the knowledge you gained, you're almost using the act of studying as a form of procrastination, aren't you?   Maybe this will hit a little closer to home:    How…
  • Good Night Yoga for Kids is an adorable new yoga book for little yogis

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Kids love yoga—and it’s great for them, so much that the President’s Council has added the practice to the fitness activities in the annual President’s Challenge. For parents and caregivers looking for a fun and effective new routine for bedtime, innovative educator Mariam Gates presents Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story (on sale April 2015), a playful yet wholly practical book for preparing for sleep. For kids in early to middle childhood, this beautifully illustrated, full-color book tells the story of the natural world as it closes down for the night, while teaching…
  • The Most Inspiring Quotes about Yoga

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Yoga is everything to me. Yoga is my wellness. Yoga is my business. Yoga is my transformation. Yoga is my inspiration. I'm far from the first person who has had these thoughts. Throughout the ages people from all walks of life have been inspired by yoga. These are my favourite quotes about yoga by people who too have been inspired by this amazing practice. This list will grow over the coming months! Leave your favourite quote in the comments!
  • Review: From the Gita to the Grail by Bernie Clark

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
      Most teachers who have done Yin Yoga teacher training are familiar with Bernie Clark. Bernie is the co-author of the well-respected book "The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga," which is often considered to be the most thorough and comprehensive book about Yin Yoga currently available.   Bernie came to meditation in his early 20s as a way to combat stress, but it wasn't until almost 20 years later that he added an asana practice to his life.    "From the yogic perspective, my first teacher was shakti mhi and soon after I discovered Erich Schiffman who greatly influenced me. My yoga practice…
 
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  • Mountain Biking Sovereign Trail, Moab (Part two)

    roundroots
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (If you missed part 1 – click here) After our run, we went back to our campsite, made dinner and went to bed early. Unfortunately for us it was spring break for CSU and they were partying hard a few campsites over. But the sun and the run were enough to knock us out and […]
  • A Quick Vacation to Moab, UT! (Part 1)

    roundroots
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    This time of year at work in the ski industry, you can get fairly beat down trying to keep up with the fast pace at work. Dealing with the smallest issues can set you off. I’ve just been feeling like I needed a vacation. The weather has been rapidly getting warmer and so I checked […]
  • Nothing like 40 degree weather in March!

    roundroots
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    A few days ago I overworked my calf after ramping up my mileage a little too fast and trying to run on slushy post-hole snow. The pain was intense the next day and I thought I might have to give my legs a break for a week. Well, I lasted two days and today was so […]
  • And So My Training Begins…

    roundroots
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Today was the official first day of my ultra training plan. The plan is a modified version for a 50k from the book A Guide to Running Ultramarathons by Bryon Powell. I definitely recommend it if you are thinking about running an ultra. My boyfriend keeps trying to tell me that I don’t need to […]
  • 39″ at Wolf Creek Ski Area

    roundroots
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    On Saturday morning Matt asked me if I wanted to go to Wolf Creek to go snowboarding on Monday with our friends Alex and David. I immediately said yes. I have always wanted to go check the ski area out and especially to ride during a storm. Wolf Creek typically gets the most snow in […]
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  • Ultimate Butt Workout

    Sam
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today I’m bringing you the ultimate butt workout! It’s time to tone that tush, and I know this because they have bathing suits on display at Target now. Maybe it’s just me but the first sight of bikinis hanging on display in the store and I am instantly aware of the toning and shaping I wish I would...The post Ultimate Butt Workout appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Carrot Cake Cookies

    Sam
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today I’m sharing with you Carrot Cake Cookies packed with oatmeal and protein. They’re also called Sam’s favorite cookie yet! I feel like it’s been forever since I shared a cookie recipe, and that just needs to stop right now! I simply adore carrot cake, it’s my requested birthday cake flavor and the more I can have,...The post Carrot Cake Cookies appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    Sam
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cauliflower tabbouleh is a bright, fresh dish, packed with veggies and brightened by fresh lemon juice and tons of parsley. This gluten free, low fat, vegan dish is perfect for warm weather. What is best is that it holds up well for days after being dressed and goes with practically everything! Have you tried tabbouleh...The post Cauliflower Tabbouleh appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Blueberry Banana Bread (Single Serve)

    Sam
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Whether you’re looking for the perfect way to start your day or just a post workout snack, this single serve blueberry banana bread is the perfect solution! The blueberry banana bread is baked quickly in the oven and only requires 30 minutes and your favorite protein powder for a healthy snack. Blueberries add a new...The post Blueberry Banana Bread (Single Serve) appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Balsamic Eggplant Steaks

    Sam
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Eggplant steaks with creamy spinach topped with fresh tomatoes. I made this dish one night after craving something hearty and Italian inspired but I didn’t care to have any pasta or bread just one simple meal that satisfied all my cravings. What I didn’t know was how insanely delicious this dish was going to be or...The post Balsamic Eggplant Steaks appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
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  • What makes you a fitness leader?

    Joshua Mackow
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Is it your six pack?  Is it how many followers you have on Instagram?  Maybe it’s just the food you eat?  Do you need to tell everyone that Paleo is the be all and end all diet?  In all honesty, it is none of the above. Being a leader in the fitness industry is about your goals, your aims and more than anything else, your vision on life. There are some incredibly fit people that I know who just don’t really live the lifestyle or really have the motivation to HELP OTHERS. That’s how I see it, I mean, I don’t have a six pack, I’ve done a half Ironman but…
  • Muscle Pharm Arnold Iron Pump Review

    Thomas Hawley
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    New to pre workout? Not sure about which one to try first? Worried about all the effects it can have on your body? Then this is the perfect one to start out with. My personal experience with this product is that it does not give you the creepy skin feeling other pre workouts can give. The boost you experience is also not as high, however does last during my entire workout session unlike other pre workouts which tend to dwindle in their spark after 30 to 45 minutes. It is fantastic if you are a bit sensitive to caffeine like myself and also has the added perk of being Creatine-Free. Lets be…
  • BSN NO-Xplode Pre-Workout Review

    Joshua Mackow
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    I use a lot of different pre-workouts and this is the first review I am doing on one that I used for a long time (after a bottle I change to test out something new). I did use two full NO-Xplodes as did a friend of mine. The taste: The taste for NO-Xplode isn’t bad, but I found that after using it consistently I did get sick of it or rather my body did! The big thing is, if you rotate your Pre-workouts you won’t get sick of any of them. I definitely like the green apple more than the grape though. The Kick: This is my favorite thing and it is hard to find since JACK3D Micro got…
  • Race Day Performance

    Loren Lane
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Live Healthy- Live Happy A healthy lifestyle is sustainable, eat clean, train regularly and keep fit.  However in my experience competing all the time is not sustainable, there is no way to ‘peak’ for every event if you don’t rest in between. You need to allow your body time to fully recover and build up again in between each event to really get the best from your body. I used to think that racing all the time was the best for training and getting quicker, I would go hard all the time, compete every other weekend and believe that ‘go hard or go home’ was the only motto to follow……
  • Pasadena Triathlon Race Report

    Shelby Stanton
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:54 pm
    It was a perfect 69 degree day out at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. We lined up our items based on our age groups and once Roo was settled in I went to fill my water bottles. I had a lot of questions and comments about my hands-free hydration system. It is something that I would highly recommend. The cost is not exorbitant and the benefit is not having to worry about your positioning just to take a drink of water. Also, long rides it allows you to take an extra 18 oz of water with you! If you want to check it out- see Triathlon Lab. After I was body marked I warmed up and headed over to the…
 
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  • Sticking Points- Stuck at the bottom?

    jpascale
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    If you want to squat to full depth, and you’ve been having trouble getting yourself moving out of that “hole” at the bottom of the squat, this is the video for you.  Master this one simple trick for a stronger deep squat. Squatting past 90* at the knees, and to full depth is always my preference.  It allows you to build more overall power, preserves or improves mobility, and there’s less torque on your knees than when changing directions at 90*.  If you want to perform the Olympic lifts, you’ll also need the necessary mobility for deep squatting.  Plus, when…
  • Are Carbs Making Me Fat?

    jpascale
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    There’s a ton of conflicting information out there on nutrition.  Some people are raw food advocates or vegetarians, while others eat meat.  Some avoid foods high in fat, and some steer clear of carbohydrates instead.  The carb debate is one of the most heated discussions out there.  So, who’s right? I preach a modified version of the Paleo diet.  That basically means “eating like a cave man”.  If it came from nature, and it was available 10,000 years ago, you can probably eat it.  Always avoid processed foods and chemical additives as much as possible.  Along the way, it’s…
  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    A lot of times, life spills into our training schedules.  It’s important to keep a holistic approach to self-improvement.  Your physical results leading to fitness goals or athletic improvement will follow your mental game directly.  I promise. This week I spent a couple of days being anxious about something that I really could not control.  Before long, though, I realized how silly I was being.  WORRY SOLVES NOTHING.  So, I went back to putting one foot in front of the other.  I trust that God is in control.  If we do the things we’re supposed to do day to day, and trust…
  • Grip like a Gorilla

    jpascale
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Grip training is the secret to next level strength.  Check out this video to turn your grip gorilla strong!   The post Grip like a Gorilla appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    This quote applies to so many areas of life.  When it comes to your fitness or training goals, being flexible is key.  Life happens, and you might have to reschedule a training session or skip a meal.  You might get injured and need to adjust your training accordingly.  It’s best to have a plan, but you can’t crack if some changes have to be made on the fly. At home, this quote becomes even more powerful.  You can’t be too rigid in your demands of yourself or other people.  Learn to compromise, and life will be much less stressful.  Be like the willow. The post Weekly…
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric\'s Fitness Blog

  • What Are You Doing TODAY To Reach Your Fitness Goals?

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today I Am Allowing My Body To REST!      Today, as a part of my 15lbs/13week Muscle Building Challenge I am resting. Living in Orlando, FL is great! I will be spending most of the day laying by the pool. But don't mistake my relaxation as laziness!     When it comes to training the saying, "If a little is good then more is better" is not the case! Muscles don't grow in the gym, they are broken down! Growth and development happens outside of the gym, THAT IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO REST!      So, sitting by…
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #46

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:27 am
    The 11th week of my 15lbs/13week muscle building challenge is complete. My progress is significant but I still have my work cut out for me! Check out my latest video update from EHF Laboratories and take a look at my most recent “Body Lab Analysis.” “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.”-Albert Einstein Eric Hardek
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #45

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    20 second "Sprint Sets" were rough, but I got through it and will grow because of them! Check out my latest update from EHF laboratories and look forward to my 10th "Body Lab Analysis" tomorrow! "The true competitors are the ones who always play to win."-Tom BradyEric Hardek
  • EHF Laboratories "Muscular Ambitions" Edition Episode #44

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Arms day is complete! The rest of my body is tired and recovering for today to be ready to get after it tomorrow! Check out my latest video update from EHF Laboratories and learn how to properly perform and implement “Hammer Curls” into your training program! “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you will never change the outcome.”  –Michael Jordan Eric Hardek
  • Want A 6 Pack? Check This Out!

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
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  • Body Beast First Impressions: Beast Cardio & Abs

    kaybee
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    Many people ask me about the Body Beast programme and I truly cannot recommend this programme enough. It’s a great programme for those looking to pack on some good amount of muscle whilst losing body fat. You can read my introductory article on Body Beast here and you can access the review articles I have written so far here. So, let’s crack on with this Beast Cardio & Abs review. Equipments needed: Bench (optional) and weights (not too heavy) Length of workout:- Cardio: 30 mins, Abs: ~11 mins With Body Beast cardio, you really don’t want to use heavy weights or you…
  • Are you disciplined enough?

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

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

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

    kaybee
    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…
 
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  • Quick And Healthy High Fiber Oatmeal Breakfasts

    Mark Norey
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:35 am
    Nothing says “Good morning!” like a freshly cooked, warm bowl of oatmeal. Besides the traditional way of consuming oatmeal, I’m going to share with you 4 very easy and delicious ways to add oats into your breakfast. To me, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having a healthy and hearty breakfast gets... Read More The post Quick And Healthy High Fiber Oatmeal Breakfasts appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Junk Foods, Empty Calories And How To Control Hunger

    Mark Norey
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:05 am
    Hunger sucks! It’s annoying, distracting, and leads to a whole lot of really unhealthy, junk food binging. But eating is a necessity of life and it can even be a cause of death. Between 2012-2014 it was estimated that 805 million people were going hungry. But most Americans are actually dying due to overeating. And... Read More The post Junk Foods, Empty Calories And How To Control Hunger appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Why Is Chocolate An Addictive Food?

    Mark Norey
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    If you’ve ever found yourself saying that you just couldn’t help yourself when you ate too much chocolate or chips, you just might be right. A lot of people put a lot of work into making sure we keep on eating. There’s a highly competitive, highly secret of industry with one goal: addictive food that is... Read More The post Why Is Chocolate An Addictive Food? appeared first on fitneAss.
  • What A Lower Body Gym Routine Should Look Like

    Mark Norey
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    In this article I will share with you exactly what your lower body gym routine should look like. This lower body workout should take about 90 min, so it’s not gonna be as easy as running on the treadmill, although it will start with this. We will gonna perform a total of 13 exercises for legs, buttocks and abs. Lower Body Gym Routine... Read More The post What A Lower Body Gym Routine Should Look Like appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Top Reasons Why Milk Is Bad For Your Body

    Mark Norey
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:47 pm
    In this article I’m gonna tell you some of the main reasons why milk is bad for you and your bones. And we’re not talking about any milk, but specifically the cow’s milk. Those who know me know that I’m usually a very positive person and the word “bad” isn’t in my vocabulary. However, my goal... Read More The post Top Reasons Why Milk Is Bad For Your Body appeared first on fitneAss.
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  • FREE Spring Cleaning Detox and Refresh Group

    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Evil sugar! So, so good and yet so, so bad for us!Easter is right around the corner. The holiday of chocolate bunnies, sugary peeps, candy-filled eggs, and temptations everywhere! If you haven't been to Target lately, there's literally candy EVERYWHERE! And while its easy to think that “one piece is fine,” the problem is that one piece tends to multiply and before you know it, you’re helping the kids look for their Cadbury mini eggs that seem to have “disappeared” all of a sudden. Not that I know anything about that...But Easter coincides with spring and we all know that summer is…
  • Confessions from my rut

    28 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    I've shared that it's been a rough few weeks for me. I've been in a bit of a rut the past few weeks with my Lupus flaring up, stuff with kids, work stress, and life and I've fallen back into old habits more often than I'd like to admit. It's hard to admit this because I'm a coach. I have challengers who I'm supposed to be a model for and help support as they struggle with these same challenges. I'd like to be able to say that I have these challenges under control and I do, most of the time. But I'm human and I still have days and weeks where it's harder to stay on track…
  • 4 Ingredient Ice Cream

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:40 pm
    I'm all about desserts that aren't really desserts. This one tastes like ice cream but in the grand scheme of things is super healthy so win-win! Found a version of this on Pinterest and experimented with it tonight and it's a keeper.Easily modified to fit your taste buds and the fruit you have in the house. Also easy to add mix-ins (think shaved unsweetened coconut, chopped nuts, dark chocolate chips, etc.)Ingredients:1/2 c. frozen strawberries2 frozen bananas1/2 tsp vanilla extract1/4-1/2 c. unsweetened vanilla almond milkDirections:1. Freeze banana slices on a place (or do what I do and…
  • Extroverted you say?

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    In a workshop the other day, we were asked to do an exercise where we classified or labelled one another in a bunch of different ways. One of the questions asked if we were introverts or extroverts. My partner and I agreed to put aside the whole teacher hat making us extroverts in the classroom and tried to work with our own natural tendencies.My partner described me as a former introvert turned extrovert over the past year. I don't know why this surprised me as much as it did. In the classroom I am definitely forced to take charge and play the extrovert but in all other ways I think of…
  • Chicken Marsala with Lemon Broccolini

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    This was our Sunday night dinner last week and it was surprisingly a total crowd pleaser. You never know with the kids but Parker's been asking for this "yummy chicken" ever since so it's back on the menu this week. We did it as chicken but just as easy to do with turkey or (gasp!) veal cutlets and throw it together with a side of penne for the kids and everyone's happy!Ingredients:2 bunches of broccolini3 Tbls olive oilsalt & pepper, to taste1 lemon, halved (1/2 thinly sliced, 1/2 juiced)2 Tbls unsalted butter2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced4 c. sliced mushrooms1 1/2 lbs chicken cutlets1/3…
 
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  • Healthy Snacks to Keep You Full

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Color in Motion 5kSnacking is one of America’s greatest past times, let’s be honest. And in in further honesty, snacking doesn’t have to be bad! Keep your snacks healthy and filling, and you’ll avoid those “fluff foods” that only provide empty calories. Hummus Chickpeas, like most beans, prove an excellent source of fiber. Most store-bought hummus’ contain 2.5-3 grams of fiber per serving. You can of course, make your own, and know exactly what goes in it! Just throw chickpeas in your food processor, then add yummy flavors like lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and cumin. Avocados…
  • The Best Snack Boxes

    admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Color in Motion 5kHaving healthy snacks on hand just makes life easier. Having them delivered to your door will make staying on track enjoyable, and keep things fun! Whether you are trying to achieve a weight loss goal or just enjoy eating healthy these snack boxes have great, healthy options that will keep you happy with yourself! Urthbox With options ranging from $9-$49 per month, Urthbox offers full-size snacks from great companies! You can specify dietary preferences, and receive drinks and snacks that you might not even know exist. You can even request non food items such as supplements,…
  • Banana Bread Granola Bars

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:39 am
    Color in Motion 5kAdapted from Running With Spoons, these Banana Bread Granola Bars will blow. Your. MIND. Seriously. If you love your granola bars soft and sweet, these are the way to go. PLUS they are easy, gluten free, and don’t take any time at all to make. Banana Bread Granola Bars 1 ½ Cup Oats 1 Banana, mashed ½ Cup Honey 1 Tablespoons Flax Meal or Seeds 1 Tsp Cinnamon 1 Tsp Vanilla ½ Cup Chopped or Sliced Almonds ½ Cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (these are my favorite, but feel free to use whichever brand you prefer ) ⅓ Cup Chopped Dates **Pumpkin or…
  • Make-Ahead Breakfasts

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Color in Motion 5kBreakfast, while the most important meal of the day, is often the most neglected meal of the day. Rather than nourishing our bodies and breaking a 6-8 hour sleep-induced fast, we throw down sugary cereals or pastries that can do more harm than good. We’ve assembled an awesome list of make-ahead breakfasts that you can easily grab on your way out the door in the morning, or throw in your bag the night before. Yes, this sounds like just one more thing to add to your to-do list, but having something delicious and wholesome for breakfast is so worth it! Not to mention, these…
  • Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Color in Motion 5kHaving breakfast made and ready to go in the mornings can be crucial to maintaining proper health and nutrition. These burritos are easy to make ahead of time and will happily boost your metabolism in the morning! Breakfast Burritos 1 Package Lean, Ground Sausage (pork or turkey) Handful Spinach, Chopped 3 Eggs 1 Cup Milk Shredded Cheese 1 Cup Cubed Hashbrowns 10 Whole Wheat Tortillas Tin Foil (to wrap and freeze burritos) Begin cooking the sausage in a frying pan. While the sausage is browning, mix the spinach, eggs, milk, and cheese. Pour the mixture into a separate pan,…
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  • 5 Fitness Apps That Will Keep You Healthy

    Tom
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    Although technology is everywhere, it might not have occurred to you until recently that it could play a part in your fitness regime. However, technology is now taking over here as well, bringing some very welcome developments. One of these is the arrival on the market of a range of fitness apps for smartphones, to help you keep track of your health more effectively. The problem is that new apps are appearing almost every day, so it’s hard to find time or motivation to check them all out. How do you know which of them will repay your time and effort, and are worth precious storage space…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Are Not Building Muscle

    Tom
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    So, you’ve been hitting the gym, eating protein, and taking supplements. Unfortunately, your hard efforts just don’t seem to be paying off. If you’re wondering whether or not you’re doing something wrong, the answer is yes. Whether you’re skinny or naturally bulky, packing on muscle isn’t a simple task for anyone. You may feel like you’ve tried everything in the book to make things happen, but for some reason, it just isn’t happening. If you’re getting frustrated with your weight, you’ll want to keep reading. Below you’ll find…
  • How to Warm Up Properly Before Working Out

    Tom
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    We all want to be physically fit and trim. This is the way to go because being trim and fit is great for your self-esteem and even better for your health. The only problem is that there is no way you can get trim and fit if you lie down on the couch all day. You have to workout regularly and you have to workout the right way. More to the point, you have to warm up properly before working out. You see, you just cannot stroll into the gym and start lifting weights. Learn how to warm up first because this is the most important part of your exercise session. What happens when you do not warm up…
  • The Best Calisthenic Exercises

    Tom
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    When most people think about exercise, thoughts of expensive workout and gym equipment come to mind. However, what most people do not realize is that gyms are not necessary to exercise; in fact, they are a very new human invention. Lack of equipment is no excuse for not working out. Whatever your fitness level, you can exercise with what is available to you for free at any time: • Your body • Gravity • The ground Calisthenic Exercises With calisthenic exercises, also called bodyweight exercises, you can finally say goodbye to the costly gym equipment and weights. All you’ll ever…
  • 12 Reasons Why You Should Never Skip Leg Day

    Tom
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    If you regularly go to the gym for training, you have probably noticed that three-quarters of your fellow users are concentrating on their upper body, and neglecting their legs. You may even be one of them, but this is actually a big mistake. Here are 12 reasons why you should never skip leg day. 1. It Keeps You in Proportion The reason you focus on your upper body may be that you believe it’s the muscular abs, chest and arms that make you look good, and this is what you usually see in the mirror. On the contrary, however, having a bulging upper half over spindly legs will actually make…
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  • Top 7 Foods for Bodybuilding

    Dylan
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    The best efficiency diets might appear complex and expensive, but they are all built upon a foundation of standard principles and simple foods. Consume the right ones, and your body will certainly respond appropriately. If your present program doesn’t consist of the following body-builders, head over to the grocery store and stock up on them, right away! They’re also all very tasty, so don’t worry about that. 1. EGG WHITES Program us a bodybuilder without egg whites in his diet plan, and we’ll reveal you someone who’s losing out on the very best protein money…
  • Cellucor Cor-Performance Whey Review (Mixed Flavours)

    Keyvan Khanlou
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Recently we got the chance to try Cellucor’s Cor-Performance Whey, the flavours tasted include Whipped Vanilla, Cookies N’ Creme, Molten Chocolate, And Cor-fetti Cake Batter. They also offer Smore’s, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, and many more unique flavours. The first thing that occurred to us is that there is no way this is a protein powder, it’s absolutely amazing, all three flavours (especially Cake Batter) we tasted where delicious. And the fact that they include such unique flavours makes this some of the best tasting protein we have tried to date,…
  • Phil Heath’s Competition Preparation Meal Plan

    Dylan
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
      Have you ever questioned exactly what the pre-competition meal plan of a four-time Mr. Olympia looks like? Here’s Phil “The Gift” Heath’s competition preparation meal plan: Upon Waking Up 1 Full Serving of * Gifted Nutrition BCAAs Dish 1 8oz of Chicken Breast with 1.5 cups of Egg Whites and 1 cup (dry measure) Grits, Gifted Nutrition Colostrum – 1 scoop and 2 scoops of Gifted Nutrition BCAAs, 1 Scoop of Gifted Nutrition L-Glutamine Dish 2 12 oz of Beef Tenderloin with 8 oz of Sweet Potato Dish 3 12oz of Tilapia with Steamed Asparagus and 1.5 cups of…
  • Acheiving Gains as a Hardgainer

    Dylan
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
      WHAT IS A HARDGAINER? An individual who has a naturally “smaller” frame and lighter bone structure, and brings little body fat and muscle. Starting your muscle building trip with this somatotype isn’t really precisely perfect, however you could be in a less favorable position– as in, the polar opposite body type. Remember, individuals’s somatotypes– ectomorph, endomorph, and mesomorph– are not cut and dry, meaning certain individuals can fall someplace in the middle of a somatotype. Initially, a fast overview of the three somatotypes and their…
  • All Quest Nutrition Protein Bars Review

    Dylan
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Recently we were given the great opportunity to work with Quest Nutrition in reviewing every flavour of their Protein Bars or “Quest Bars.” Below we will list each flavour and give our summary and personal opinion on it as well as give it a score out of 10. Keep in mind that we are solely focusing on the flavour. Quest Nutrition’s protein bars in general are, in our opinion, the BEST protein bars on the market right now.   S’mores   Although we did not receive this flavour from Quest due to the fact that it was not released yet, we managed to get our hands on…
 
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  • 4 Killer Kettlebell Routine Exercises to Burn Fat!

    Des
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I absolutely love the Kettlebell. It is probably one of the best methods of ‘home exercise’ out there. Not only… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Yoga Poses to Feel Sexy and Calm!

    Des
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    I am not going to lie to you here. Some of the yoga poses on this page are going to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Powerful Foods that Fight Cancer!

    Des
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    Can you believe that fighting cancer is as easy as eating the right foods every day? Well, it’s true, but… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lose the Last 5 Pounds With These 5 Easy Tricks!

    Des
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Losing weight, and I am going to be honest here, is not all that difficult. Not at the start at… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Complete Paleo Diet Food List!

    Des
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    If you’re new to the world of paleo dieting, then you might find this infographic very handy. Paleo diets work… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • I lifted 1,000,000 lb…Here’s what happened

    Jerred Moon
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    So, I lifted a million pounds. It was a lot of weight and, to be honest; it was hard to find a barbell large enough to fit all 1,000,000 lb on it. Kidding! I lifted a million pounds of volume and I want to tell you what happened. Now, you can probably guess I got stronger, right? Big surprise…But I did it using only one barbell in three lifts with no real accessory work, and I’ll explain more in a just a minute. The reason I want to tell you about an accomplished goal of mine, lift 1,000,000 lb, is that I hope this journey will inspire you and shed some light on how you can gain…
  • Learn How to Navigate Obstacles with Startling Ease

    Jerred Moon
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Learning how to navigate obstacles is an important trait in becoming a better human being. Running for your life? Preparing for the zombie apocalypse? Headed to this weekend’s obstacle race? Let’s make any obstacle effortless. Knowing how to climb over a wall could just save your life. Or at least give you a fast obstacle course race time, but that’s not even the best part. Vaulting over a wall makes you look freakin’ cool! Today, I don’t want to go over opinions or theories on how to navigate obstacles from the Weekend Warrior. No, I want to go over obstacle…
  • Episode 012: Joe De Sena on Building Mental Toughness

    Jerred Moon
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    Joe De Sena is the co-founder of The Death Race, Spartan Race (1M+ competitors), and more. Among other things, he has completed the famously grueling Iditarod dogsledding race…on FOOT. And what about the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles at over 120 °F/49 °C), Vermont 100, and Lake Placid Ironman? He did all of those in ONE WEEK. The man is a maniac! Today, he gives some great advice on building mental toughness! In this QUICK 16-minute episode Joe De Sena and I discuss: His background in adventure racing and how it led to the Spartan Race. How beer and hamburgers may just be the…
  • Build Grit and Lungs with Breathing Ladders

    Jerred Moon
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    How do Navy SEALs, fighter pilots and brain surgeons keep their cool? These people are often in situations where there is a level of uncertainty, their heart rates are jacked and their minds are racing at light speed. To lose their cool would be, well, a really bad thing… To answer the question, they keep their cool by relying on their training. Their actions are second nature. Automatic. Well, I’m not trying to make you a Navy SEAL or brain surgeon, but I do want to offer a training method which can help you gain a little more intensity, help you keep your cool when the workouts get…
  • 009: The Five-Minute Journal, an Exercise in Gratitude

    Jerred Moon
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    This week Talon and Jerred did an exercise in gratitude. They used a journal called “The Five-Minute Journal” to see if it could help improve mood, pain tolerance and life in general. The Five-Minute Journal is a simple journaling technique designed to help you improve and focus on daily gratitude. Studies on gratitude have proven to effect the hypothalamus in realtime, dopamine levels, decrease pain tolerance and much more. In this 36-minute episode Talon and Jerred discuss: Our “why” for this experiment Overall thoughts and experience with The Five-Minute Journal…
 
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  • Monthly Vegetarian Calculator

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:35 pm
    I have been a vegetarian for 5 years and vegan for soon to be one year. I can say that this has probably been one of the most important decisions in my life. I am proud of it and I have no regrets so far. Changing my diet habits hasn’t affected my health in a negative way, it has only brought improvements to the way I feel, to what I eat and to my lifestyle in general. For someone who is just thinking about going vegetarian, ethical arguments may not be enough, because there are still thousands of animals massacred on a daily basis anyway. But long term changes require a change of…
  • Have a hot vacation and protect your skin!

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    I recently went on a vacation to Cuba and this post will be on the products I used to protect my skin from the sun damage. We all know how bad the sun is for your skin. Besides premature exhaustion, it can also lead too skin cancer. California has the highest rates of skin cancer due to the fact that they are constantly exposed to the sun. But even in Canada, where half of the year is winter basically, there are a lot of sunny days and you can’t leave your skin unprotected. So don’t go out without a good 20 SPF cream on. I was getting ready for my vacation and I thought “This…
  • Find out how mineral salt deodorants can help you prevent the odour.

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    5 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I came across these deodorants several times in different reviews. People were saying how amazing they are, how natural and easy to use. I was even more surprised when I saw the price – under $3. So I immediately added two deodorants in order to add to my shopping cart and get a free shipping from Well.ca (use my coupon 10off2015 and get $10 off). At first when I got them, I was a bit confused. How does this work? It is just a piece of mineral salt, a salt crystal. I have never heard of salt being used to prevent odour or sweating. Originally made in Thailand, where it is very hot and…
  • Replace your regular toothpaste with cruelty-free options

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    I’ve been using these toothpastes for almost a year. I decided to turn to something more natural and obviously, something that is not tested on animals. I was checking on Iherb (get your discount by using the code WVD466) and I found several options, like Tom’s, Nature’s Gate, Now Solutions, Weleda, Auromere and others. All are between 4-10$, very affordable and also great quality. The two favourite are Xyli White from Now Solutions and Nature’s Gate toothpastes. Both are of the same price 4-5$ for 170 – 180 grams. Xyli White is a transparent gel based on baking…
  • Cruelty-free products available in Canada. My top favourite very affordable brands!

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    22 Jan 2015 | 7:07 pm
    If you live in Canada, there are so many socially responsible brands locally produced that you can try. The market is conquered by cruelty-free and organic products every day. The consumers are still winning, because prices for these goods go down. Companies try to reach out a larger audience, by researching for cheaper alternative ingredients, at the same time maintaining the safety and quality level. So, as I was mentioning in my other posts, it is not a privilege anymore to be able to purchase vegan, organic and cruelty-free stuff. Anyone can afford it now. Hopefully, there won’t be…
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  • What to Make for Dinner Tonight: Lavender Seared Ahi Tuna over Sage Sweet Potato “Hash”

    Jenna Lee
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    So I went to the market and got some sashimi grade ahi tuna, this is different than tuna steaks because you are able to eat it raw so it allows for minimal searing. I always use wild caught fish and organic ingredients to ensure that I only use the highest quality ingredients and minimize my pesticide/ gmo/ hormone consumption. I recently bought some great spices and I’ve been dying to use them. I choose sage for my hearty and sweet “hash” and floral lavender for my tuna. Let the games begin. Health benefits: Sage (2.00 tsp) has 27% of your daily value of Vitamin K Tuna (4oz) Selenium…
  • Getting Through Difficult Times and Growing Stronger In Return

    Jenna Lee
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    First I would like to say thank you. If you are reading this, I thank you for sharing in this journey with Michael and me. We truly hope that this website is helping you on your journey to get to your own goals whatever they may be. The fact that our stories, ideas and experiences can be shared with so many people is one of biggest gifts in my life. I love that Michael shares so much of his experiences and can be so open. I am more reserved than him so I envy the way he can tell his story and connect with our readers. I struggle with expressing myself and articulating my feelings. So please…
  • How To Get Rid of Depression Naturally

    Michael Sieber
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:57 am
    Healing depression naturally is a very attainable goal, however it does require dedication and commitment.  We are seeing depression skyrocket in America, some people blame lack of direction and purpose in a society of conformity, while others blame genetics and imbalances that need pills to be solved. The truth of the matter is that pills may not be needed for depression, and they may not solve the root cause of mental health issues. The real cause of depression in most individuals is poor nutrition, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, inflammatory foods, and a lack of a dream and purpose. I…
  • The Best Natural Health Insurance Plan Money Can Buy

    Michael Sieber
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:02 pm
    The best natural health insurance plan is not the one that costs you hundreds or even thousands a month. It is not the one that promises that you will in fact be “covered” when the inevitable hammer comes striking down, the hammer of illness and disease. We all know someone who has been afflicted with cancer; health problems that cost money, or just accidents that cost a fortune. But the fact of the matter is this: most illnesses are completely preventable. Cancer was nearly nonexistent when you compare the levels of cancer today to that of 100 years ago. Chronic disease that debilitated…
  • People Who Change Their Lives Take Action, They Don’t Think.

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

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:41 pm
    There are many quotes by runners about the famed runners high: "I believe in the runner’s high, and I believe that those who are passionate about running are the ones who experience it to the fullest degree possible. To me, the runner’s high is a sensational reaction to a great run! It’s an exhilarating feeling of satisfaction and achievement. It’s like being on top of the world, and truthfully… there’s nothing else quite like it!" - Sasha Azevedo   Sasha refers to a feeling that every veteran
  • Great Tips From NPC Champion & Competitor, Danee Cavaliere

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:02 am
      Being a national bikini competitor, hydration is one of my primary concerns since I’m always working out and doing cardio.  I drink at least one gallon of water every day and that can be difficult sometimes. Drinking plenty of water every day is important for exercising because cells that do not maintain their balance in fluids and electrolytes will shrivel, which results in muscle fatigue. This affects performance and fat metabolism immensely.   I normally lift in the gym three times per week
  • The Best Hydration Pack For Runners, Now Available at Sears!

    22 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
      Advanced Sports Technology is happy to announce that the best hydration system for running, Aqua Arm, is now available at Sears! Now you can get your mom jeans and your runner's hydration system all in one trip! That's pretty awesome!   Also be sure to let us know your thoughts and feedback! We've had a huge response thus far and have loved hearing from runners all over the United States. Thoughts or suggestions are always welcome and we're looking forward to making AquaArm runners' first
  • Aqua Arm Hydration Pack Now Available On Amazon.com!

    4 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Advanced Sports Technology is pleased to announce that the Aqua Arm Hydration Pack is now available on Amazon. Its especially exciting to know that one of the best runner's hydration pack is now available through one of the best online retailers out there! It truly is a beautiful partnership!   We're committed in bringing the AquaArm Hydration System to as many distribution channels as possible to better serve runners and fitness enthusiasts anywhere. Whether you run, walk, bike, ski, or
  • "How Much Water Should I Drink?" - Recommended Water Intake

    24 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Its one of the oldest questions pertaining to health, wellness, and weight loss: How much water should I drink a day?    Through the last few decades, the answers have run the gamut, ranging from the recommended 8 glasses per day, to a gallon a day in the bodybuilding community, but how does one sort through all the information? What is the recommended daily water intake for the average person?     As one would expect, the answer isn't so cut and dry, because when we're talking about the average
 
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  • HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS THIS YEAR

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:33 am
    QHow can I make 2015 the year I really achieve my goals? AFOR ME, THE KEY to setting goals and achieving them always begins with visualization. You have to create a picture in... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • TRX PUSH PULL WORKOUT

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Train your chest, back, abs—and get some cardio in—with this quick-hit TRX routine. WHAT IT IS A TRX push-pull-core circuit designed by L.A.-based trainer... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • HANDSTAND PUSH-UP

    22 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    This gymnastic movement has a high skill levelbut mastering it will give balance, strength andstability to your shoulders. KIPPING HANDSTAND PUSH-UPS WITH DEFICIT  THE KICK-UP With arms... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • SWEET AND SAVOURY

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
     This gourmet-sounding dish is actually incredibly simple. Not only does the unusual combination taste great, it’s also packed with muscle-building nutrients. The... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • HELPFUL WORKOUT TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    8 HELPFUL WORKOUT TIPS FOR BEGINNERS People these days should made a decision to incorporate regular exercise into their healthy lifestyle, and take advantage of its numerous benefits. It’s a... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
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    Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips

  • Just three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, warns new study

    GetFitGold
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Just three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, warns new study Just three alcoholic drinks a day is enough to cause liver cancer, new international research findsSee Original Article Powered by More Whole Grains May Boost Life Span By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In more good news for those who fill up on bran cereal and quinoa, a new study suggests that older people who eat a lot of whole grains may live longer than those who hardly ever eat them. Even the obese and sedentary appear to gain […]See Original Article What is the…
  • Order This, Not That: Fast-Food Mexican

    GetFitGold
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    Order This, Not That: Fast-Food Mexican There are many healthy choices you can make when ordering Mexican fare. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of unhealthy choices you could potentially make as well. Here are top picks for popular Mexican hot spots, and also those options you should skip.See Original Article Study Ties Frequent Antibiotic Use to Higher Odds for Type 2 Diabetes WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Repeated use of certain antibiotics may increase a person’s risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from one million…
  • Employers Contributing Less to Workers’ Health Savings Accounts

    GetFitGold
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Employers Contributing Less to Workers’ Health Savings Accounts By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — U.S. workers got less help socking away savings for medical expenses from their employers in 2014 than the prior year, a new study finds. Employers shelled out an average of $515 toward single workers’ health savings accounts in 2014, a 10 percent decrease from See Original Article Powered by Why Running a Marathon May Work Against Weight… Ultra Marathon Man Dean Karnazes provides tips for how to lose weight while marathon training so…
  • Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls

    GetFitGold
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say they’ve discovered a new genetic cause of autism, singling out a rare gene mutation that appears to hamper normal brain development early on in powerful ways. The gene, CTNND2, provides instructions for making a protein called delta-catenin, whichSee Original Article Powered by Tone Your Legs & Abs in Just 1 Move, From Celeb Trainer Erin Oprea We know only doing one move won’t get you there completely, but adding in my chops exercise,…
  • New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials

    GetFitGold
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:35 pm
    New Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise in Human Trials WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Ebola vaccine shows promise in an early clinical trial, but requires much more testing, researchers report. The trial included 120 healthy adults in China who received either a low or high dose of the vaccine, or a placebo. Twenty-eight days later, 38 of 40 people in the […]See Original Article Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism tend to have more gastrointestinal problems early in life…
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  • Snowboard Challenge

    Alise Tone
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    Few days ago I came back from Sweden and my biggest challenge of this winter is officially done. The first and the last time on a snowboard was in my sweet sixteen. Since then I have skied for a couple of times in Latvia (but it almost doesn’t count – we don’t have big mountains). Basically I am a newbie in winter sports. New challenge? Why not! One day a friend of mine offered me to go to Sweden, Åre. I wasn’t sure if it was worth all the money since I didn’t know what to expect from that kind of trip. But then I thought – what the hell – and…
  • Walk Toward A Healthier You

    Alise Tone
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Since here in Riga we have a sky-high priced public transport (compared to salaries), I decided to protest against it. By walking :D. At first I challenged myself to walk everywhere for a whole week. By the way, the distances I make aren’t that short. And you know what? I did it and I love it! Especially now, when you can almost feel the spring in the air. Not to mention the money I saved. You may ask – what is so special about walking? It’s just walking…Everybody does that. Yes… but not nearly enough. I actually feel stronger and healthier now, and my legs are toned up!
  • Green Smoothie Recipe

    Alise Tone
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:09 am
    Since I started living a healthier lifestyle, my favorite snacks now are different smoothies. They are not only perfect as snacks, but also great as a quick breakfast on the go, or nutritious beverage. Smoothies definitely are a healthy choice any time of a day. And they are so easy to make – for a simple smoothie you only need three ingredients! If you have a yogurt and two different fruit – blend it all together and voilà! Especially I like to make green smoothies, because they are super healthy and tasty as well. Ok, they don’t look as good as strawberry shakes, but that’s not the…
  • Post-Workout Stretching

    Alise Tone
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As you probably already know, stretching is an important part of a workout. Although I’ll admit that this part sometimes may be not so fun, because all I wanna do after my workout is to rush out of the gym. But I do my best and devote extra 10 minutes for a cool-down. Why stretching? Studies have shown that stretching has such benefits as mobility (it can help increase your range of motion), increased flexibility (it helps you maintain proper position in any exercise). Over time, stretching can also decrease the risk of tendon problems and injuries. And it will help you to recover faster…
  • Flat Belly Exercises

    Alise Tone
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Belly fat, bellly fat… Why are you staying there? Belly fat, belllly faat… It is my fault! I’m sorry, I just couldn’t not write it down :D. Those who have watched Friends will understand. But now let’s get down to business. First of all, if your goal is to lose weight and have a flat belly, then you should focus more on your diet, because it is much more effective. But if you want to tone up your abdominals, try out these simple, but very effective exercises. Either way you will get stronger and be more confident about your mirror reflection. Want a six-pack? My personal…
 
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  • Best Sulfate Free Shampoos and Conditioners

    Michael Green
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Everyone uses shampoo, and most of us use conditioners as well, but if I asked you if your shampoo was sulfate free, could you tell me? Would you know why it was a big deal? The reality is that, unfortunately, most people don’t know what sulfates are, where they are used, and why they are a big deal when your hair is concerned. As a result, there are probably millions of people with less than healthy hair, and they don’t even realize it! What Are Sulfates? There are a few different sulfates that can be found in a wide range of hygiene products: sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth…
  • Is My Spirulina Contaminated?

    Adam Trainor
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Spirulina is an organic and completely natural product that can be found in salt-water lakes and oceans in sub tropical climates. It is a bright, blue-green algae that is loaded full of goodness for your body. It is protein rich and packed with vital amino acids, nutrients, and minerals. It also has antioxidant properties that keep your gut healthy and is effective in fighting nasty bacteria and viruses. Spirulina has been credited by its users as helping to relieve the symptoms of or even cure a whole host of diseases ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to psoriasis. While it is not officially…
  • Fermentation Done Right: A Beginner’s Guide

    Dee Primett
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:21 am
    Fermented foods are more common than you realize. You may be eating fermented foods on a regular basis with no idea that you are, and very few people know just how fantastic they can be for your health!  Listen up, because we are going to explain to you exactly why you should be eating fermented food. We’ll also share the basics of how to make it. Fermentation is, very simply, the creation of an anaerobic, or airless, environment within which complex food molecules are broken down and probiotics are allowed to thrive. Many people consider fermented foods just to be rotten, full of nasty…
  • Top 25 Paleo Pinterest Boards

    Dee Primett
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:34 pm
    The term ‘Paleo’ comes from Palaeolithic, which is the name of an era approximately 10,000 years ago, also known as the Stone Age. Today, Paleo is the name of a particular style of eating which takes its inspiration from the way humans ate back in the Palaeolithic era. No cereals, pasta, chocolate or chips. All products on the Paleo diet have to be hunted or gathered. Think fish, meat, eggs, nuts, veggies, seeds and fruit. The average caveman was lean, strong, and athletic. By comparison we are fatter, slower and more tired. The Paleo diet is based on the belief that the introduction of…
  • Best Headphones for Running

    David Bradford
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    How many of runners have had headphones that constantly fall out of their ears, or headphone leads that are too short and tug on the MP3 player in their pockets? Unfortunately, we’ve all been there. Headphones should fit your ears like your sneakers fit your feet: they should be snug, comfortable, and durable. Throw out the crappy set you got with your cell phone—we all use them— and invest in a pair that will keep your love for running alive! What Runners Need Like any other purchase, the headphones you buy should be suitable for what you need them to do, and runners have a few extra…
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  • Apple Watch Health Kit – Another Great Apple Product?

    Curtis Fisher
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Image Credit: Apple The Apple watch is coming out with a new app called the health kit.  This health kit is pretty much like every other app out there that’s been around for some time.  It can count calories burned, distance travelled, time standing (whatever that means) all while monitoring your radial pulse rate.  The first issue I have with this Apple watch “health kit” is the price of the watch which can be anywhere from $349 to $17,000 not including tax.  9% tax on 17 grand is 6 times the amount of the low end Apple watch.  So you can basically buy six of your…
  • How to Get to 8 Percent Body Fat

    Curtis Fisher
    7 Mar 2015 | 9:49 pm
    To get in shape it takes a lot of hard work, discipline, knowledge and time.  Most people would like to get a six pack and they would be satisfied well beyond their expectations.  But for some people, the buck doesn’t stop there.  Eight percent body fat is extreme when it comes to the average person losing body fat.  Some people even go beyond 8 percent – as low as 4 or even 3 percent. These are your bodybuilding competitors who are trying to attain physical perfection when it comes to dieting.  So you ask, “How to get to 8 percent body fat?”  Well discipline is…
  • My New Supplement Line – Giant Killer Labs & LINKED the BEST Testosterone Booster 2015

    Curtis Fisher
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    UPDATE:  You can purchase LINKED now and with PROMO code PRESALE10 get 10% off!  Click here to order yours now. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— One of the reasons why I started Giant Killer Labs was to put together an arsenal of supplements that are useful when training to get into shape and…
  • Arm Workouts for Men Tutorial Part 3 – Best Supplements for Muscle Growth

    Curtis Fisher
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:43 am
    This is the third video in my 3 part tutorial series on arm workouts for men.  In part 3 I talk about the best supplements for muscle growth – supplements that can aid in building muscle size.  In case you missed the 2nd video where I cook a big meal to gain size  you can check it out here: Arm Workouts for Men Part 2. Part 3 of the series goes over supplements that can help you build muscle size. Just remember that supplementing when trying to put on size is secondary to eating meals that are high in protein.  Go to http://giantkillerlabs.com/product/test-booster/linked/  for the…
  • A Day of Fitness and Bodybuilding Motivation at Muscle Geeks Nutrition

    Curtis Fisher
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:36 pm
    I recently was invited to Muscle Geeks Nutrition in Rosemead, CA to share my personal experiences with supplementation and dieting.  As I shared my own journey through physical fitness I began to hear fitness and bodybuilding motivation stories from other people in the room. One inspirational story that stood out was about a young guy who was involved in a car accident and lost mobility in his lower body.  While bedridden he put on a lot of extra body weight and was unable to get around let alone work out.  Despite all of the adversity he had to overcome including losing over 100 pounds in…
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  • Old School New Body

    FitPlaza
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Old School New Body is a body toning and youth-enhancing workout/nutrition method, developed by Steve and Becky Holman. It’s geared towards ‘older’ people (over the age of 35) who want to get in shape safely and effectively. However, you can also benefit from this method if you’re younger than that. What makes OSNB especially suitable for older people, is that it provides an effective method of resistance training that doesn’t put your joints at risk, like many forms of heavy resistance training will. What is Old School New Body? As mentioned above, Old…
  • Stay Young With These Anti-Aging Tips

    FitPlaza
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Who doesn’t want to keep looking and feeling young, healthy and full of energy well into old age? Why is it that some 75 year olds are steadily wasting away, while others look half their age and are still enjoying an active and adventurous lifestyle? Here are some things you can do to stay young – well into old age. Ditch the hype – develop the habit The first thing you should do if you really want to stay young is ditch all the miracle diets, magic bullet pills and quick fix fitness gimmicks. Instead… Make health and fitness part of your lifestyle. Eating a healthy diet…
  • How To Start Exercising When You’re Over 40

    FitPlaza
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    You’ve probably heard of the old adage that says ‘you’re never too old to start something new‘. This certainly holds true when it comes to starting an exercise routine. While you may not have been very active for some time – or even for the majority of your life – it’s never too late to start reaping the many rewards of regular exercise. As a matter of fact, the older you get, the more important it becomes to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle. Once we pass the age of 40, many of our body’s natural processes (like our metabolism and our…
  • 1 Simple Tip To Burn Belly Fat

    FitPlaza
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Are you looking for a simple way to burn belly fat faster and more effectively? If you’ve been trying – and failing – to get rid of that dreaded muffin top, this one little change could make all the difference. There are a lot of tips, strategies and myths floating around when it comes to developing a flatter, sexier belly. Some of them work, most of them don’t and some are just laughable. But… what if there was one little change you could make to both your diet and your workout routines that would significantly boost their effectiveness. Well… according…
  • 5 Healthy Morning Habits

    FitPlaza
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    The way you start your morning can make or break the rest of your day. These healthy morning habits will help you start your day with youthful vitality, a relaxed and energized body and a positive mindset… even if you’re not a morning person. Drink a glass of warm lemon water Start your day off by drinking a glass of warm lemon water, at least 10 minutes before you eat breakfast. Lemons contain a lot of healthy nutrients. Drinking water with lemon juice helps wake up your digestive system and re-hydrates yyour body after 8 hour of fasting. If you want to know more about the…
 
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    Running Northwest

  • An Interview with David Sypniewski of SKORA

    Noah Sommers
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:28 am
    We had a chance to sit down with David Sypniewski, Founder and CEO of SKORA. If you look at the running shoe landscape, then you will be hard pressed to find a company so committed to their message and to delivering on it. SKORA was born to try to solve a problem and to try to rethink […] The post An Interview with David Sypniewski of SKORA appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Tech Review: Mio ALPHA 2 Heart Rate Sport Watch

    Jeremy Krall
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    The Mio Alpha 2 Sport Watch was released earlier this year and our team had a chance to put it through its paces. Mio has long been known for its wrist based ANT and Bluetooth compatible heart rate monitors, but they have never really been a player in the Sport Watch market. In the past […] The post Tech Review: Mio ALPHA 2 Heart Rate Sport Watch appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Review: Balega Socks – Ultra Light and Enduro

    Jeremy Krall
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    Our team had a chance to test out some of the sock latest releases from Balega including the new Ultra Light No Shows and their Enduro models. Balega, the Zulu word for “to move with speed”, is based in is committed to designing products of technical excellence and their development team is composed of racers of […] The post Review: Balega Socks – Ultra Light and Enduro appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • An Interview with Brandon Schoessler of Sportland Tea Company

    Jeremy Krall
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:20 pm
    We had a chance to chat with Brandon Schoessler, the Founder and CEO of  Sportland Tea Company, the makers of The Runner’s Tea and a fiercely proud-to-be-Oregon-based business. Sportland Tea Company is composed of 5 partners, all from different backgrounds, but all unified in the idea that a cup of tea can change your life. Welcome Brandon, first off can […] The post An Interview with Brandon Schoessler of Sportland Tea Company appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Food & Drink Review: The Runner’s Tea

    Jeremy Krall
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    The energy drink market may seem like a really challenging market to get into, but this is exactly what Portland based Sportland Tea Company is trying to do with The Runner’s Tea. We had a chance to sample their line and it is clear they are onto something entirely different. Something that appeals to not […] The post Food & Drink Review: The Runner’s Tea appeared first on Running Northwest.
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    Feel Alive Fitness

  • 5 minute legs workout

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

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

    Stephan Konrad
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    Welcome to my 5 minutes abs Workout! Always consult your DR first before commencing any form of exercise. Each exercise is 1min long and is followed by a horn sound to give you enough time to change over to the next exercise. I recommend you familiarise yourself with the individual exercises by practising them before you start the session. When training your core, it is very important to engage it during the exercise. This means you need to tense your abs and try to pull them towards your spine to keep your spine safe and in natural position. If at any point you feel discomfort or soreness in…
  • Preventing lower back pain

    Lily Sivyer
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Lower back pain has a high occurrence rate thought to be up to 85% of the population at some stage in their life. With this high prevalence it is important to understand why. In the majority of cases there is not an underlying serious or chronic pathology causing the pain and in most cases the soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, fascia) is causing the pain. Lower back pain can be due to a number of factors whether in isolation or a combination including: muscle strain, muscle imbalance, trigger points, disc related pathologies, trapped nerves or sacroiliac dysfunction and a weak core. Other…
  • Top 5 injuries associated with exercise

    Lily Sivyer
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:51 am
    Exercise is thought to be the most important determinant of an individuals health, however it comes with its risks. Whether you are an amateur or an elite athlete you are at risk of an exercise related injury. Here are my top 5 injuries associated with exercise. 1. Muscle Strains A muscle strain is when fibres of the muscle cannot cope with the demands of exercise and some of these fibres become strained or even torn. Muscles strains can be graded dependant on severity. Common muscles that can become strained during exercise include the hamstrings, gastrocnemius (calf) and the quadriceps,…
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    Muscle and Fitness

  • How to Lose Leg Fat

    Allison Carter
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    How to Lose Leg Fat - Get Rid of Cellulite Thighs and Ugly Leg Fat If you want to know how to lose leg fat, get rid of cellulite thighs and ugly leg fat the right way, this article will show you proven methods to give you the desired result in a very short time. If you suffer from unsightly cellulite around your buttocks and thighs, if you are overweight and want a fast and effective way to lose leg fat, if you want natural body shaping combined with cellulite reduction, cellulite elimination or complete cellulite removal this article will help you. You only have to follow the plans and stop…
  • Kettlebell Exercises

    Allison Carter
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:59 pm
    Going by the popularity wave, one is left wondering if the kettlebell is some kind of magical equipment which one needs to have for fat burning workouts. The kettlebell may look very obsolete when compared to new advanced weight training facilities available today, but nevertheless a kettlebell workout is very intense and allows free movement. Kettlebells can be used like other weights, to gain muscle mass, strength and fat loss.The kettlebell is not a new invention; in fact it has been around for many years. But it only gained popularity recently in the United States after a former Russian…
  • How To Get Rid Of Love Handles

    Allison Carter
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    How To Get Rid Of Love Handles Fast People always wonder how to get rid of love handles because as statistics show, dieting and exercise take very long to show results. And most people live way too busy lives and cannot dedicate the time to sticking to a strict dieting regime. However if you want to get rid of love handles fast, the answer is to think outside the box. But lucky for you, I've already done the research.The key point about love handles is that they are basically thick layers of belly fat that accumulate over a long period of time. This can happen due to poor dieting and eating…
  • Lose Body Fat

    Allison Carter
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Weight Lifting Or Cardio To Lose Body Fat Weight training or cardiovascular aerobic training? Which training technique is best for losing body fat? This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive each and every week in my quest of helping people build effective fat burning exercise programs. This simple question can lead to the misfortune of inconsistent fat loss results, and even frustration.Clients want to know if they should avoid weight training programs altogether and stick to the alleged fat burning aerobic training. Many are convinced that lower intensity cardiovascular…
  • Kettlebell Workout

    Allison Carter
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    4 Great Exercises For a Fat Burning Kettlebell Workout Kettlebells are becoming increasing popular exercise tools for consumers around the world. A Kettlebell workout is specifically designed to shed fat and build muscle quickly. The results that these unique pieces of equipment provide make them one of the fastest growing weight loss methods in the market. These five great exercises will show you have to get an amazing workout using these iron cannon ball shaped hand weights.1. The Kettle Bell SwingThis is the basic movement in a Kettlebell workout, just like the fundamental steps in other…
 
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  • Top 17 Foods for Healthy & Thick Hair

    tarun pahwa
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:02 pm
    Find Health Tips “Your hair represents your Health” This might sound a bit odd but, indeed it’s a fact. Having healthy and long hair depends on your inside health, as suggested by experts. The Strong... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Yoga Asanas to Increase Height and Flexibility

    tarun pahwa
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Find Health Tips The development of human body is a complex process involving various genetic, biological and environmental factors. As these process itself is very complex, science has not decipher... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Home Remedies to Get Straight Hair

    tarun pahwa
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Find Health Tips Straight hair is the almost every girl’s want. The reason being it usually suits most of the face cuts. Using a hair straightner or chemical treatments could degrade the quality of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Causes Dandruff?

    tarun pahwa
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Find Health Tips When you experience an itchy scalp or flakes in your hair, your scalp is certainly infected with Dandruff. This has become the most common allergies or skin infection in youngsters... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hair Care Tips for Women at Home

    tarun pahwa
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Find Health Tips Never mess with a woman’s hairs; she does put a lot of hard-work and money in making them look gorgeous and perfect. To the gentlemen who’re reading this, it might sound odd but,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Full house at the Hot Vinyl Special

    Don Mazonas
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Hello all, you may be wondering what the poker reference might refer to. Worry not, I don’t gamble ;D Before I tell you what this is about, let’s get to my usual rant as always. Tim & Don I went to this event called “Hot Vinyl Special” hosted by The Hellzapoppin Club at the Elixir Bar. So, what am I going to complain about today? As always, TRAFFIC … Look, the A1 bit from Sterling Corner to Apex corner … or whatever it’s called, was closed due to an accident. Massive traffic and then I had to go the other way completely. I went through Arkley. I…
  • It’s A Swing Thing Upstairs At The Ritzy

    Don Mazonas
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Hi all, to be honest, originally, I thought I would be swungover on Saturday and very hungover today (yes, actually hungover) but I was wrong. I was swungover yesterday indeed but not really hungover today. In fact, today is a very productive day for me. You see, I visited my non-dancing friends yesterday so  I thought I wouldn’t be able to work because of that. I still had really good time even though I wasn’t drinking as much as I planned (yeah, I have to plan that now that I get older day by day). I also realised that with time, my bowel cannot keep up with my drinking pace…
  • Invading Birmingham

    Don Mazonas
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Hello there, today I feel like I was whacked over by a truck … it’s not hungover and it’s not swungover either … I just got so tired … so I went to Birmingham on business yesterday and then I decided to pay Martyn Nelson a visit since I was around. On my way to Birmingham, I encountered some traffic, not something worth ranting about. However, on my way home, I left at around quarter past 10 and then a huge bit of M1 was closed so I had to drive through dark “foresty” roads … you know, the kind of dark roads you see in horror movies ……
  • WILD!

    Don Mazonas
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Hello all, with regret I am here blogging about Wild Times I attended last night. With regret because it was the last of Wild Times … and it was WILD INDEED. Look, Wild Times was running for years, it was the longest running regular event in London … and they even had live bands on … I was on time for Balboa class. The class was brilliant, just like last time. It was taught by Nikki Santilli and she, again, amazingly broke down complex moves into very easy-to-follow-and-master steps (for me anyway). I did not practice it unfortunately but I learned, or rather, remembered…
  • Swing Revolution 2015

    Don Mazonas
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Hey all, I am putting this into one massive post because posting a Facebook status about it is too mainstream … OK, as you may know or may not know, I went to Leeds for Swing Revolution, a weekend of intense dancing … and joy. First of all, rant about couple of things before I get into the awesomeness of the camp. On the way to Leeds, I encountered a horrible traffic. What should have taken me to get there under 3 hours, it took me over 5 hours. I had traffic jam 3 times on my way to Leeds. Then, I was a bit shocked about the traffic in Leeds. I mean, I might not be slowest driver…
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    Coach Yvette Fitness and Wellness

  • You can do it!

    Coach Yvette
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    You want me to do something? tell me I can’t do it! Maya Angelou.  The post You can do it! appeared first on Coach Yvette Fitness and Wellness.
  • The CY No Diet Plan

    Coach Yvette
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    When I was younger, there were not many healthy weight loss options out there. You had to choose from various starve yourself diets that one could never stick with. Even though it has been proven if you starve yourself to lose weight, you will NOT lose it, I still see this school of thought out there today! Hey, who would not want to lose weight fast or lose weight by taking a magic pill?? Stop the madness NOW! Coach Yvette – 85 pounds lighter! If you are here to lose weight fast, making no changes in your life, I am here to ask you: “Do you want to lose weight and keep it off?” If…
  • What do you do, just for fun?

    Coach Yvette
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    I was listening to Amy Porterfield’s podcast number 47 and one of the questions she was posed: “What do you do, just for fun?” really stuck in my mind. (The episode has a lot of great tips, this topic just hit home with me). Share what you do with the hashtag #cyfun This question really got me thinking, what do YOU do Yvette, just for fun? [insert dramatic pause – me trying to think of something, anything!] This was very difficult for myself, as I am a workaholic!  My idea of fun is coming up with a new project, making some beautiful images and helping people in…
  • No Bake Energy Bites

    Coach Yvette
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    No Bake Energy Bites Feeling hungry or a bit tired? Try out this recipe! I am a peanut butter lover and eating these takes away the hunger and gives me much needed energy. They are quick and easy to make and also are a great food on the go. Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 cup oatmeal (dry) 2 scoops protein powder 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes 1/2 cup ground flax seed 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Cooking Directions Simply combine all ingredients and stir until blended well. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Serves 25 to 30 You may feel free to add other ingredients. I love…
  • Let Go of Fear

    Coach Yvette
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Let go of FEAR. Move from what was into the miracle of what can be. Let go of fear The post Let Go of Fear appeared first on Coach Yvette Fitness and Wellness.
 
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    Travel Well Magazine

  • RunnerDude’s Guide to Choosing the Right Running Shoes

    Thad McLauren
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    As the spring running season kicks off, tons of runners hare hitting the trails and pavement for the first time in a while–or ever. Now’s the best time to break in some new running shoes, so we asked Thad McLauren, aka RunnerDude of RunnerDude’s Fitness, for his advice on finding the shoe that’s right for you. The post RunnerDude’s Guide to Choosing the Right Running Shoes appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Comic: Your Engine Won’t Run on Garbage

    Allen Johnson
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Illustrator Charlie Lewis takes a funny look at eating well in this month's comic. The post Comic: Your Engine Won’t Run on Garbage appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Travel & Wellness for All Abilities: Making the World More Accessible

    Alexa Nota
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    July 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act becoming law, opening a new world of travel opportunities across the US for people with disabilities. Traveling abroad and staying active in private programs here in the US still pose challenges, but organizations across the globe are working from the ground up to make the world more accessible to people of all abilities. Read more about travel accessibility and three organizations taking a stand. The post Travel & Wellness for All Abilities: Making the World More Accessible appeared first on Travel Well…
  • Living in a Global Community: Q&A with Jenni and Aaron from Witness Humanity

    Alexa Nota
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    For Jenni and Aaron from Witness Humanity, travel is a constant: It's a life lived as a part of the global community. As believers in responsible travel, community, living in a present and purposeful way, and education free of the confines of a classroom, the writer and educator duo are forging a unique and mindful path through the world that embodies Travel Well's mission. The post Living in a Global Community: Q&A with Jenni and Aaron from Witness Humanity appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Enrich Your Health by Nourishing Your Soul

    Lauren Peper
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Giving back nourishes your soul and positively affects your physical and mental health. See how Two Fit Girls give back to restore balance and gratitude in a busy and demanding lifestyle. The post Enrich Your Health by Nourishing Your Soul appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
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    Ways to Burn Belly Fat

  • Arm Workouts

    Allison Carter
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Arm Workouts - The Top 10 Exercises For Massive Arms Everyone who ever picks up a weight soon develops the desire for a set of massive arms. It's nearly unavoidable. Nearly everybody loves to stretch their shirt sleeves or even cut them off. People want to build huge arms. Unfortunately, many people go about their arm training all wrong. One of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to build huge arms is using the wrong exercises. Kickbacks and concentration curls will do very little to help you build huge arms. Instead, stick with the list below and your arms will be exploding with…
  • Flat Stomach Diet

    Allison Carter
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Are you struggling to get a flat stomach?Do the clothes that fit you in the morning feel stretched and tight by evening?Does your tummy feel heavy and bloated even after small meals?Have you tried every pill, potion and diet on the market only to find that despite losing weight your stomach still remains swollen?If the answer to these questions is yes, take comfort in the fact you are not aloneAbdominal bloating is not simply an inconvenience. For those who suffer from it, it can be extremely distressing and at times incapacitating. Quite often it is not taken seriously by medical…
  • How to Lose Belly Fat

    Allison Carter
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    How to Lose Belly Fat - How To Exercise To Lose Belly Fat Fast!There are so many mistakes people make when they wonder how to exercise to lose belly fat fast. Some assume sit-ups will do the trick, others assume starvation and jogging are the answer. Well many exercises do help to lose belly fat, but they are used incorrectly and cause more harm than good in addition to taking way to long to see results. This article will explain of several effective ways you can exercise to lose belly fat fast.When it comes to belly fat, there are 4 specific exercises which gives the best results. They…
  • Bodybuilding Workouts

    Allison Carter
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Best Bodybuilding Workouts For Muscle Growth Choosing the best bodybuilding workouts today can be somewhat challenging. There are many theories swirling around the world of muscle building, many of which are not backed by science. With that said, how do you pick the right bodybuilding workout that will deliver the most muscle in the least amount of time?If you are truly a bodybuilder interested in achieving the most muscle in the least amount of time, choosing the perfect weightlifting program is a must. Each bodybuilding routine must be tailored towards your specific goals, and medical…
  • Belly Fat Diet

    Allison Carter
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Belly Fat Diet Secrets Revealed Is losing belly fat a major goal of yours? Have you tried every belly fat diet out there only to see little or no results? The truth is that belly fat is a very stubborn fat to get rid of. It requires a whole lot of work to reduce and most of us give up far before we see any results.I personally used to be 70 lbs overweight. Like most men my age, the vast majority of it was around my mid-section. Every year I made a resolution to lose my stomach fat. And every year around April or May I would give up and put it off for next year.It wasn't until recently I…
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    Health Monster

  • Best Ways to Use Slimming Shakes

    Health Monster
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Trim the Tummy Fat Find the best ways to use slimming shakes in your diet Losing weight seems an endless chore when really it is easy to kick start weight loss and get fit! Slimming shakes are a quick and easy way to lose weight for men and women. Slimming shakes are an easy weight loss method to integrate into your daily diet routine. FIND THE BEST SLIMMING SHAKES FOR YOU Best ways to use slimming shakes in my diet Meal replacement or weight loss shakes are really easy to use as part of your diet. Slimming shakes allow you to simply replace your normal meals with a meal replacement shake.
  • Body Building Supplements for Women

    Health Monster
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Sports Supplements for women Work hard, burn fat and get muscle definition Are you training hard at the gym and not getting the results and muscle definition you desire? It can be frustrating when you feel you have spent hours at the gym and not getting results! Body building supplements are normally heavily promoted for men, however don’t let that put you off! If you use the body building sports supplements properly you can get the results you desire and get that bikini look you have been training for. VISIT OFFICIAL BODY BUILDING SUPPLEMENTS WEBSITE Body building for women Weight…
  • Fat Burners for Summer 2015

    Health Monster
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    Burn fat quick and look great!Get the beach body for summer 2015 Lose weight with raspberry ketones fat burners It’s time to get fit for the summer of 2015 and to start looking great and feeling great! Fat burners can you give your weight loss results a boost and get you achieving your weight loss goals fast. Are you trying to tone up your body and shape up to look great in swimwear or that summer dress? Though you are filled with dread at the thought of going on a diet and restricting your food? Losing weight does not have to be that hard, you can lose weight naturally and in healthy…
  • Acai Berry and Green Tea Review

    Health Monster
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:31 am
    Natural weight loss supplement Acai Berry and Green Tea aids weight loss There are so many weight loss supplements available to by online, it can often get confusing on which ones are the best diet pill to help you lose weight. Not only which one is the best weight loss supplement but also which one is a natural weight loss supplement. Acai berry and Green tea weight loss supplement from Bauer Nutrition is a natural weight loss pill for men and women. The combination of the natural acai berry and green tea ingredients help to boost weight loss results. VISIT NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS SUPPLEMENT…
  • Garcinia Cambogia Weight Loss Pills

    Health Monster
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:51 am
    Garcinia Cambogia pills help to lose weight Boost your energy levels naturally Lose weight naturally with Garcinia Cambogia from Bauer Nutrition. Garcinia Cambogia weight loss pill are proven to be an effective weight loss solution for men and women. Burn fat and boost your energy levels with garcinia cambogia and raspberry ketone weight loss pill. Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia weight loss pills The key benefits of garcinia cambogia weight loss pills are: Converts carbs into energy rather than fat Suppresses appetite to reduce hunger cravings Boosts energy levels throughout the day Burns fat…
 
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    TheSupp

  • Pure Protein Bars Review

    TheSupp
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Quality Taste Texture Value Effectiveness 4.2Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)There has always been a general rule for choosing bodybuilding and fitness supplements like protein bars – if you cannot understand the label, don’t buy it! That’s what makes the Pure Protein Bars, from Pure Protein, one of the best products you can find in stores today. The product isn’t just a regular protein bar either – it has a list of vitamins and minerals as long as your arm and ensures that you only get the best of what you need. There aren’t too many great protein bars out there with those…
  • Arnold Iron Mass Review

    TheSupp
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Quality Taste Mixability Value Effectiveness 3.9Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)A supplement that comes with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name on the label always draws a huge crowd and Arnold Iron Mass is no different. A mass gainer that promotes lean mass development, this supplement claims to add on lean mass in rapid time without pushing fat levels up. Designed for professional athletes as well as avid fitness enthusiasts, Arnold Iron Mass looks like the perfect package from the outside. However, looking beyond the label is what we do best and with our Arnold Iron Mass review, we tried…
  • The Best Supplements For Brain Function

    TheSupp
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
      Clearing a Mental Fog Life moves quickly. Whether you’re a student, professional or something in between, you probably need all the focus and mental energy you can get. With this in mind, there’s nothing more frustrating than feeling sluggish. Trying to clear a mental fog is one of the most common issues that people face in society today. While most people turn to caffeine, it has been known to have more than a few negative side effects. Plus, it’s just not a proper solution. Your body eventually develops a tolerance to it and you go from slightly benefiting from it to being…
  • Animal Test Review

    TheSupp
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Quality Ease of Use Value Effectiveness 3.7Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)Universal Nutrition’s Animal series of products is known for their unique approach to supplements with their packets of doses neatly separated within the tin. Their testosterone booster, Animal Test works on the same grounds but the best part is, it has been around for an extremely long time. They have plenty of experience in making supplements for the health and fitness market and from the results that people normally see, they are pretty good at it too. It has some amazing reviews from bodybuilders and…
  • PharmaFreak Test Freak Review

    TheSupp
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Quality Ease of Use Value Effectiveness 2.8Overall Score Reader Rating: (0 Votes)The sign of a great testosterone booster is when it starts making a difference to the way you are working out. Do you start lifting more weights? Does your rep-count increase? Do you notice a significant change in your muscle growth and development rate? If you have included a testosterone supplement as a part of your diet, chances are you might have noticed all those things and more. However, the thing about testosterone boosters is that it is quite easy to promise anything and everything when you know that…
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  • How To Make The Right Fitness Choices

    Manup1965
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
  • How to Foam Roll and its Benefits

    Manup1965
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Foam Rolling 101   If you are still of  thought that foam rollers are for everyone else, then you are missing out on one of the most effective tools at your disposal for totally fit body, recovery and injury prevention. Rollers are the most popular… Read More»
  • Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken

    Manup1965
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:37 am
    Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken So you want that Bikini Body or looking to attract that Bikini Body but if your life is as crazy as mine you’re going to love this meal. This slow cooker meal makes having a healthy meal when you come back from Boot camp or… Read More»
  • Now or Later Fitness Plan

    Manup1965
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
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  • 7 Diet Tips For A Six Pack

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
  • Controversial Ab Routine with Extraordinary Results

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:12 pm
    Here is a pretty compelling and somewhat shocking video we recently found, We’ve heard many positive results from folks who have relied on this Routine. But at the same time, the medical community may not be ready for this yet, as it is very new.   Feel free to check out the video and contact us or leave a comment here to let us know your thoughts.
  • Use Supplements To Get Great Abs

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Fitness crazes are nothing new. Suddenly the inspiration strikes out of nowhere, and you find yourself joining that gym, buying that diet book, and planning a makeover. Abdominal abs have been popular for several years as a target for fitness buffs. Everyone sees the pictures in the magazines of the tall handsome guys with the six packs poking out at you. They don’t see everything that goes into creating abdominal abs though, and it takes more than wishful thinking. In order to get great abdominal […]
  • The Best Way To Get Abs Fast In Time For The Summer

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Once summer arrives, there’s nothing better than being able to take your shirt off, and reveal a toned washboard stomach. Six pack abs reflect well on you, and make you more attractive to the opposite sex. The stomach is the centerpiece of a good physique, and all bodybuilders strive to make theirs as ripped as possible. Of course, you have to put in some work if you want to reap the rewards come summertime. Here’s the best way to get abs fast, even if the […]
  • Get Ripped With These Exercises

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 6:26 pm
    The average individual in the Western world spends 56 hours a week sitting. This results in the weakening of the core and makes it more difficult to get daily activities done. However, maintaining strong abs will help you in looking your best, increasing your flexibility, boosting your agility and preventing back pain. Before embarking on your journey to ripped abs, you should bear in mind that quality always trumps quantity. It is not true that doing a thousand fast-paced crunches per day will give you […]
 
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  • How to Enter and Compete in Your First Bodybuilding Competition

    Dan Blumenstock
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
      What if I told you that you can compete in a bodybuilding competition? I know what you’re thinking. Yeah right. Well I’m here to tell you that you can. You see, when you think of bodybuilding competitions you think of Arnold. Arnold was arguably the best bodybuilder of all-time and competed in pro-bodybuilding contests. That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about natural bodybuilding contests. What’s the difference? Well, a 5’8″ pro bodybuilder gets on stage at 270 pounds at 4% bodyfat thanks to heavy drug use. A 5’8″…
  • 5 Awesome Exercises for a Massive BACK

    Dan Blumenstock
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Pictured above is Dorian Yates. He is one of my favorite bodybuilders. This dude was the definition of ‘old school.’ I think he is my favorite because our training styles are very similar. His workouts were very intense, short in duration, and were based on limited exercise selection. That’s how I like to do things. Dorian also had a HUGE back. If you are reading this, chances are you are interested in building a huge back as well. You’ve come to the right place. Before I go any further let me point out that if you have shoulder pain and/or want to prevent shoulder…
  • Six Rules of Success by Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Bill Davis
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I love Arnold Schwarzenegger. I always have. Even when he was Governor of California and failed miserably (mostly). If anything, he is THE success story we all should look to – he’s the epitome of the American Dream. He came to America with nothing. Now he owns much of Southern California, he’s a big-time movie star, and he’s a legend. Watch this – it’s pretty awesome. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Rules of Success Trust yourself. Break the rules. Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t listen to the naysayers. Work your butt off. Give something back.
  • Should You Bulk or Cut?

    Dan Blumenstock
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Let me preface this by saying that “bulking” means putting on 1 or 2 pounds a month. The 5-10 pound-a-month bulks are dumb as hell. That said, dudes are either bulking or cutting. Am I right? You are either trying to add muscle mass or lose fat. There is no “maintaining” when it comes to bodybuilding. So, how are you supposed to know which to choose? Bulk or cut? I have 3 keys when it comes to making this decision. 3 keys for making the ‘bulk or cut’ decision 1.  The 15% Body Fat Rule This is something I came up with. I tell guys that if they are at or…
  • Sleep Is Critical to Muscle Recovery

    Bill Davis
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Who knew? It turns out that good, sound, uninterrupted sleep is critical to muscle recovery. Hmm. I would have never guessed that sleep mattered at all to muscle-building. All kidding aside, take a look at this abstract from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Sleep is essential for the cellular, organic and systemic functions of an organism, with its absence being potentially harmful to health and changing feeding behavior, glucose regulation, blood pressure, cognitive processes and some hormonal axes. Among the hormonal changes, there is an increase in…
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  • How To Get a Stronger Core

    Brooklyn
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Although commonly used for referring to the abdominal muscles, the word “core” actually covers several muscles in the lower and upper body. The rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, internal obliques, external obliques, multifidus, hip flexors, hamstring group, gluteus group and spinal erectors are all considered as core muscles. All these core muscles help to stabilize the pelvis and spine, as well as operate the full length of your torso. Whenever the core muscles start contracting, they create a solid support base by stabilizing the shoulder girdle, spine and pelvis. When this…
  • How to Relieve Sore Muscles After a Workout

    Brooklyn
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Experiencing muscle soreness is a normal response after playing sports, working out or even doing housework. Your muscles are also bound to get sore if: You performed a new physical activity that you are not accustomed to, like participating in a marathon while you normally only jog for a couple of miles. You performed unusual workouts that lengthen rather than shorten your muscles, like jogging downhill. You suddenly increased your workout length or intensity level. These adjustments to your workout routine can result in injuries in the muscle fiber and surrounding tissue. The following day…
  • Nutrition Mistakes to Avoid When Burning Fat

    Brooklyn
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:52 pm
    When burning fat, there are certain things that you can do to enhance your weight loss and assist you in achieving your goals faster. One of the major things to check out when attempting to burn fat is to make changes to your nutrition. This includes eating healthy food and avoiding junk foods because they contain lots of sodium and fat. However, as you make the changes to healthy eating there are some nutrition mistakes you still need to make sure you are not making and they are listed here below: Going with the trendy fad diet   Nowadays, there are numerous new diet programs being…
  • Why You Should Get a Workout Partner

    Brooklyn
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    If you are struggling with staying motivated or you just want to capitalize on your workout, then the smartest move you can do is to get an workout partner. Actually, having a good workout buddy can even make a huge difference between success and failure. Even though you find that you work out better by yourself, the right workout partner can push you to use those extra energy and strength reserves to enhance your workout. Having a partner enables you to give the workout everything you have, thus maximizing results. Here are some of the ways an activity buddy helps your workout: Helps you…
  • 10 Foods with Nearly Zero Calories

    Brooklyn
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:12 am
    It is common knowledge that foods with zero calories assist those who want to lose weight. The aim of weight loss is to consume fewer calories than the body burns through digestion. This means you can still eat lots of food even as you try to lose weight since what matters is the amount of calories you ingest compared to what you burn through exercise. There are numerous benefits to including zero calorie foods in your daily diet. Most importantly, such foods usually have high amounts of essential nutrients besides just having fewer calories. This allows you to consume lesser calories during…
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  • Keeping fit - Do something you suck at

    Bozidar Spirovski
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    After the effort to start exercising, the months you were sore and the cycle of measuring weight, pulse and blood pressure, you've made it! You can fit in your high school clothes, and people say that you've never looked better.It's time to set different goals and challenge yourself. That way you will continue your fitness and achieve something more. Setting and achieving challenges is perfect for long-term fitness.Be simple in challenging yourself. Dump all the rules for motivation, positive enforcement, and that NLP crap people are pushing these days. There is only one challenge:Do…
  • You don't need any kit to start fitness - stop shopping and procrastinating

    Bozidar Spirovski
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I am training and doing endurance sports for more than 3 years. In that time, i've talked to a lot of people who want to start exercising, but still find reasons to postpone it.One of the easiest reason to procrastinate is shoppingHere is a true story about two people I met - Bill and Jim (not real names). Bill is around 65 years old, and has issues with his muscle strength. Jim is around 45 years old, a strong man with weight and blood pressure issues. Both Bill and Jim had a very strong recommendation from their respective doctors to start doing low-impact cycling. I had the opportunity to…
  • Recipe of the week - Baba ganoush

    Bozidar Spirovski
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Baba Ganoush is another very tasty and healthy spread option for a great breakfast. Just as the homemade hummus which we published here, it's a dip of Levantine origin, loved and prepared worldwide.Here is my homemade version with extra tips on how to improve it:IngredientsOne large eggplantTahini (buy by the jar, lasts for a lot of recipes)Two cloves of garlicCumin seedsOlive oilSea saltPreparationThe key ingredient in this recipe is the roasted eggplant. The original recipe calls for a flame roasted eggplant, so if you have access to a garden grill, wash the eggplant and roast it on coal or…
  • The Weekly Snot #4

    Bozidar Spirovski
    21 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Snot - anyone doing endurance sports in the cold is very familiar with the annoyance of 'runny nose', and the great feeling of extra oxygen when you clear yout noseThe Weekly Snot - a weekly summary of annoyances and good things in my fitness routine.Pushing more this week:Despite all the challenges of the week, I managed to get in a good amount of training. Did two 25km road bike trainings and one 6.5km run. All as a prep for a weekend 80 kilometre ride.Today I joined up with a group of cyclists to ride up to the Kozjak Dam hill - a total of 80 kilometres ride.The perfect view towards…
  • Six tips for easier start of morning fitness

    Bozidar Spirovski
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Early morning fitness is never easy. You want to sleep in, you are tired and sore, and you just hate the idea of being cold outside doing some endurance activity. Every time you pass through the same phases of morning fitness, and we did an infographic here. Here are six tips to make it easier for you to start your morning fitness. You know most of them, and you probably use some of them for fitness or just for getting up in the morning:Disable snooze on the alarm - hitting the snooze button on the alarm is so tempting when your heart wants just five more minutes of sleep. But hit the…
 
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  • Friday Favorites 17: Birthday Edition

    Mindi
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Good morning, good morning, good morning! I hope you’re having a fun Friday so far. Today’s post is getting out a little later than I anticipated but here goes! Today is the last day of school for the kids for a while, they’re on spring break next week! I’m working on trying to find a few fun things to do together with my boys. Some of that will include decluttering their rooms (fun for nobody really, but everyone will love it after we’re finished). To make myself actually commit to doing it, I’ve already scheduled a VVA donation pickup. I’m thinking…
  • April Blogging Challenge: A to Z

    Mindi
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    It’s that crazy time of year again! April is already knocking on the door and with it comes the opportunity to try and tackle the annual A to Z Blogging Challenge! I attempted this last year and I started off great and then kind of trailed off into nowhere-land. I blame this mostly on learning about it at the very last minute and having zero plan. I’ve been trying to get better at planning my posts in advance and sticking to an editorial calendar lately and it has been helping a lot. Basically, I’m hoping to finish this year. The A to Z Blogging Challenge consists of writing…
  • 32 Things I’ve Learned in 32 Years

    Mindi
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    Our household is celebrating birthdays today! I had my youngest on my golden birthday which was 7 years ago today, so he and I are celebrating with the fam tonight! Tons of pizza and CAKE. I gotta get to makin’ said cake! Gonna be a busy, busy day. I snapped a quick pic with him this morning before he headed out for school: He’s so excited to bring in birthday treats! When we were getting ready to go I spied some white stuff outside… It couldn’t possibly be our birthday without snow ya know. ;) For some birthday blogging fun, I’ve put together a list of 32…
  • My Best Tips for 21 Day Fix + Giveaway

    Mindi
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    **GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED** Well hello! Good morning to you. I hope you had a nice first weekend of spring! Ours wasn’t too eventful and the weather hasn’t convinced us yet that it’s time to put the trampoline up and so we wait. We’re still progressing through Sons of Anarchy of courseI’ve also been trying to put together some kind of spring cleaning schedule for myself. Actually I think it’s decluttering that needs to be done. It’s time to go through the kids’ closets and toys and our closets and just get rid of whatever isn’t being used,…
  • VS Angels Today Only: $35 Sports Bras + 2 Secret Rewards

    Mindi
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Happy Saturday morning to you! I wanted to hop on quick because I was just checking my inbox and I noticed a great deal from Victoria’s Secret on sports bras IF you’re an Angel cardholder. Today only you can get sports bras for $35 each PLUS get 2 secret reward cards on any bra purchase over $10 (including sports bras)! That’s a really great deal if you’re in need of a sports bra. Each Reward Card is worth at least $10 so it’s basically like getting the sports bra for $15 (plus having $20 in Rewards to use towards other items). I personally love The…
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  • Simple and Effective Strength: The Perfect Beginner Workout

    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This easy at-home workout will help you gain strength and lose fat. Meet Jimmy: Jimmy is a 32-year-old insurance salesman. He’s been happily married for the past six years and has two beautiful children. He loves reading history and spends every spare chance he can get at the local bookstore.   He also weighs 350 pounds.   read more
  • 12 Reps - The Breaking Muscle Digest - Vol. 1, Issue 7

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Twelve reader favorites from the past week and from the archives, curated to save you time and bring you happiness.   We're back with twelve more interesting, inspiring, and informative articles, training programs, and videos chosen with love just for you, our loyal reader.   read more
  • Better Food, Better Performance: Paleo Fuel for Athletes

    29 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Stephanie Gaudreau's new book is full of uncomplicated and enjoyable recipes for serious athletes.     read more
  • Police Officer and Champion Powerlifter Nick Weite

    29 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Nick shares some valuable insights into training, recovery, and nutrition that will benefit anyone who likes to lift heavy. Nick Weite (pronounced "white") is currently a world-class powerlifter and commissioned police officer with the St. Louis Missouri Metropolitan Police Department.    read more
  • Breaking Up With Your Child's Coach: It's Not You, It's Me

    29 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Discover how to identify if it's time to find a different coach for your child and what steps to take. Spring sports have just started and many athletes will be returning to their local teams with the same teammates and same coaches. But what happens when your child has outgrown his or her coach?   This article will explore why youth athletes outgrow their coach, signs that a youth athlete needs to move on, and how to help that athlete transition to a new team.   read more
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  • The Best Full Body Strength Workout for a Crowded Gym

    7 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The Scenario I'm sure many of you have been there, whether you've clocked off from work early in the hope of beating the after-work-gym-rush, only to be 4th in line for the bench press, tried to navigate your way around the hordes of January enthusiasts or uncomfortably tried to ask, when there seems to be "big Jay" and all of his 300lb friends hosting their own version of Mr Olympia in the weights section... "how many sets have you got left?". This may even result in a number meaning the equipment you were hoping to use won't be available till way past your bedtime...So what can you do? You…
  • The 6 Reasons You Need To Do Compound Exercises

    15 Feb 2015 | 12:34 pm
    So what is a compound exercise? Compound exercises are quite simply multi-muscle exercises. Think more of the bench press (which activates your pecs, triceps and shoulders) as opposed to a fly movement (which will activate just your pecs). Some of the most common examples (which all have various adaptations) include:Bench Press / Press UpSquatDeadliftClean and PressOverhead Press Bent over rowUpright RowPull UpDipsThese movements should make up the core of any workout routine, whether you're using resistance exercises to improve sports performance, lose fat or build muscle (you may also…
 
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  • Doing Dan John’s Dare

    fatedblue
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    www.begin2dig.comHave you guys heard of Dan John? If you’ve been involved in online #fitness research, chances are you’ve come across a few articles by him specially those on #kettlebell topics. He’s one of my favorite coaches and I often get my workout inspirations from his articles and his grueling workouts. He is popularly known for his 10,000 kettlebell swing challenge.This challenge was more about training your discipline and focus than it was about burning lots of fat (which it effectively does). The test was to perform 10,000 single kettlebell swings in just one…
  • Five Ways to Optimize Your Gym Time

    fatedblue
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:14 am
    www.flickr.com/photos/23950335@N07Lifting weights, running, jumping, and all that is good but is there a fool-proof method when it comes to maximizing your time in the gym? Surely you want the best bang for your buck and gym memberships aren’t exactly cheap. And if you’re into bodybuilding, protein powder can be such a drag to pay for.Personally I only have my phone with me to act as my stopwatch or timer. I don’t listen to music anymore since I found them a bit distracting once you’ve gone too dependent with them. I also grunt a lot but that’s about as much voice…
  • Kettlebells and Minimum Effective Dose

    fatedblue
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    flickr.com/photos/andrewmalone#strength training has been around for hundreds of years. People have sought out a multitude of methods to increase their lifting capabilities as well as to gain the proper aesthetic build they desire. Among the many techniques, a common method was established that enables building of mass and strength. This mainly involved lifting your maximum for single to short reps and taking the right amount of rest time. This is so you are able to repeat the same number of reps until you reach or almost reach failure.There have been multiple lifting programs that revolve…
  • Fitness Benefits of Peanut Butter

    fatedblue
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    www.flickr.com/photos/clada74When you see a jar of peanut butter, you can’t help but imagine just how good it would be for a snack. You get a whiff of that sweet, peanuty, and mouthwatering smell and you know you’re raring to get a spoonful of that in your mouth right away. This wonderful spread has been the favorite of just about every household you go. It’s considered a staple food of many families and with good reason. It’s tasty, kids love it, and you can’t help but get more after each bite.Peanut butter is a great go-to food when your stomach is raring…
  • Eggs Are Healthier Than You Think

    fatedblue
    15 Mar 2015 | 3:32 am
    www.flickr.com/photos/gottgraphicsdesignEggs are one of my favorite types of food. I was taught in school that this little thing is the perfect food as it contains all the necessary nutrients to make life (well, a chicken’s life). By all means, eggs are healthy and are delectable. As far as recipes are concerned, you can play a lot with this food as it happens to be one of nature’s most versatile sources of nutrition.Primarily served as part or as the main meal of breakfast, eggs have reached a certain level of popularity across the world as a staple food. In addition to the…
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  • 15 Reasons You Need to Be Eating More Coconut Oil

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    What is coconut oil? Coconut oil is absolutely magical. There I've said it...Coconut oil is a fatty oil extracted from the fleshy section of coconuts. It's been known to have a whole heap of attractive benefits in a range of applications such as nutrition, medicine and industry. Some of the impressive things that coconut oil can be used for are things such as being used as a form of bio-diesel in the Philippines [1], as a moisturizer for skin [2] and even as an engine lubricant [3]. Despite it's variety of industrial and medical uses, this article will focus primarily on the benefits to…
  • The Best Full Body Strength Workout for a Crowded Gym

    7 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The Scenario I'm sure many of you have been there, whether you've clocked off from work early in the hope of beating the after-work-gym-rush, only to be 4th in line for the bench press, tried to navigate your way around the hordes of January enthusiasts or uncomfortably tried to ask, when there seems to be "big Jay" and all of his 300lb friends hosting their own version of Mr Olympia in the weights section... "how many sets have you got left?". This may even result in a number meaning the equipment you were hoping to use won't be available till way past your bedtime...So what can you do? You…
  • 3 Best Cheese Options for Muscle Growth

    17 Feb 2015 | 2:22 am
    Say Cheese! Cheese can be absolutely delicious, but with mental images of stuffed crust pizzas and cheese slices oozing out of a greasy hamburger, it's easy to think of this food source as particularly unhealthy. Not only that, but the high fat content in many cheeses, lots of which is saturated, means the general population has associated cheese as something that doesn't play a huge role in a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, it's now been confirmed that saturated fat isn't actually all that bad [1] [2]! Grate stuff.Cheese is also a fantastic option for those wanting to increase their protein…
  • The 6 Reasons You Need To Do Compound Exercises

    15 Feb 2015 | 12:34 pm
    So what is a compound exercise? Compound exercises are quite simply multi-muscle exercises. Think more of the bench press (which activates your pecs, triceps and shoulders) as opposed to a fly movement (which will activate just your pecs). Some of the most common examples (which all have various adaptations) include:Bench Press / Press UpSquatDeadliftClean and PressOverhead Press Bent over rowUpright RowPull UpDipsThese movements should make up the core of any workout routine, whether you're using resistance exercises to improve sports performance, lose fat or build muscle (you may also…
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  • 17 Fitness Hacks That Will Make Exercising Easier

    Karan
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Sticking to a daily workout routine can be hard. Well, here are 17 Fitness Hacks to cheat yourself into working out. 1. Start with one. One pushup, one minute run, one crunch. Don’t be hard on yourself. Start with what you can and you’ll find it fun as you improve. 2. Join a Group Workout. Crossfit, Zoomba, Spinning, whatevery appeals to you. It’s easier to workout when you’re not doing it alone. 3. Listen to a Motivational Audiobook >> Try “Wild” by Cheryl strayed. 4. Join an Expensive Gym. This is what worked for me. Premium gyms are typically a…
  • How Much Does a Rowing Machine Cost?

    Karan
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Getting a rowing machine for your home gym is probably one of the best ways to bring variety and a “fun-factor” to your daily cardio workout. However, how much money you might expect to invest in your new machine really depends on the result you’re looking forward to get out of your new fitness machine. Here in this article we discuss what kind of rowing machine suits you best and what you can expect to pay for the right machine. You’re Looking for a Quick Daily Workout If you’re just looking to add a little bit of exercise in your daily routine…
  • Vilano Forza 4.0 Aluminum Road Bike Review 2015

    Karan
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    Vilano Forza 4.0 is one of the best budget road bikes you can get under $1000. Forza 4.0 is what I had before I upgraded to my full-carbon Kestrel Talon and if you’re looking for a mid-range bike either for daily commute, recreational riding or train for an upcoming event then Forza 4.0 makes for a great bike. The Forza 4.0 comes in a Strong Lightweight 6061 Aluminum Frame with Shimano STI Integrated Brake Lever Shifters and let me tell you, a Shimano Groupset on that frame is the ultimate configuration. The bike comes fairly pre-assembled and complete assembly is pretty…
  • Kestrel Legend Shimano 105 Bicycle Review 2015

    Karan
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:29 am
    If you’ve got the money to spend for it then nothing feels better than riding a Kestrel Legend. An amazing piece of engineering when it comes road bikes. From comfort to performance, the Kestrel legend has everything you’ll ever need from your road bike. The only reason it didn’t make our top road bike recommendation for 2015 was the price tag. Though it is one of the best bikes you can get, the price tag is something that isn’t affordable for most and if you’re one of them then Kestrel Talon which comes at a $200 price difference would be a better choice for…
  • Kestrel Talon Road Bicycle Review 2015

    Karan
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    Kestrel Talon road bike is a true road bike for beginners and veterans alike. It has been really well received by the community and at a price tag of around $1399, it is not something too expensive to get your hands on. The 800K high-modulus carbon fibre with 700K intermediate-modulus carbon fibre frame and fork along with Dual-platform geometry makes for a great riding experience in both road and triathlon configurations. If you order it from amazon, the bike comes pre-assembled and equipped with Shimano 105 Groupset. You just need to put the pedals on and you’re good to go. While…
 
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