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  • 10 Ways To Gain Muscle

    Bodybuilding.com Articles
    22 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Having a hard time adding muscle mass to your frame, scrawny or otherwise? Try one or more of these 10 tips to slide into the fast-lane of muscle growth!
  • The Hidden Benefits of Hiking

    Get Fit Slowly
    Mary Hunter
    25 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Hiking and Its Hidden Benefits Hiking is great way to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the outdoors. One of the main advantages of hiking is that it is an activity that is highly adaptable to many individual circumstances, such as fitness level, free time, monetary constraints, and length of travel desired. In fact, this sport is one of the easiest physical pastimes to begin enjoying. Aside from providing a great source of physical activity and exercise, this fun hobby also has many hidden benefits that you will enjoy as you explore the hiking opportunities available in your locality. Fight…
  • 10 Worst Diet Tips Ever

    Amelia Phillips
    Amelia Phillips
    25 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Here is a FANTASTIC list of the ten worst diet tips ever. One of my favs is ‘Cut out dairy to lose weight.’  So many people see dairy as the enemy, but unless you’re lactose intolerant, there’s no need to avoid it. In fact Dairy is so very good for you, packed with calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals. Plus it helps fill you up, which is a Godsend when trying to lose weight. If you are trying to lose weight, choose low fat diary options. Read the other great (I mean terrible!) diet tips here:   The post 10 Worst Diet Tips Ever appeared first on Amelia…
  • 10 Mistakes To Avoid While You're Still Young

    Bodybuilding.com Articles
    22 May 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Use these smart training tips to get you bigger and stronger, even in your later years.
  • “Becoming Adventurous”: A Conversation With Alastair Humphreys

    Experience Life
    Heidi Wachter
    26 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Adventurer, blogger, author, and motivational speaker Alastair Humphreys has traveled the globe. His feats include cycling round the world, walking across India, and rowing the Atlantic. But it’s his work breaking down the elitism often found in exploration that might have the greatest impact. In 2012, National Geographic named him their “Adventurer of the Year,” in part, for his pioneering concept of microadventures — treks that are close to home, short, simple, and inexpensive. His goal is to encourage people from all backgrounds to venture outside, out…
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Proteins may slow memory loss in people with Alzheimer's

    21 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking new study. The researchers found evidence that an elevated presence of a protein called neuronal pentraxin-2 may slow cognitive decline and reduce brain atrophy in people with Alzheimer's disease.
  • Bacteria cooperate to repair damaged siblings

    21 May 2015 | 10:37 am
    A certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange to repair damaged cells and improve the fitness of the bacteria population as a whole, new research demonstrates. This is the first evidence that a bacterium can use cell-content sharing to repair damaged siblings, the authors say.
  • Snacking on protein can improve appetite control, diet quality in teens

    21 May 2015 | 9:10 am
    Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, researchers have found that afternoon snacking, particularly on high-protein-soy foods, reduces afternoon appetite, delays subsequent eating and reduces unhealthy evening snacking in teenagers.
  • Obesity, weight loss change splicing pattern of obesity, type 2 diabetes genes

    21 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of metabolically relevant genes such as TCF7L2 and INSR, resulting in impaired insulin action. However, weight loss, induced by either obesity surgery or a very low-calorie diet, reverses these changes. The findings increase our understanding of splicing dysregulations in obesity and can result in a new, more targeted treatment and more accurate diagnostics of metabolic disorders.
  • Metabolic abnormalities may increase cardiovascular risk more in black women than white women

    20 May 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the relative risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women. Black women who were overweight or obese had elevated cardiovascular risk compared with normal weight black women even when they did not have metabolic abnormalities. White women who were overweight or obese, but did not have the metabolic syndrome had a cardiovascular risk similar to that of normal weight white women without the metabolic syndrome.
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Tuesday 150526

    26 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of: 10 body-weight bench presses 20 toes-to-bars 30 hip extensions Post rounds completed to comments. Cary Hair, California Regional. "The Walking Lunge" - [video]
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    25 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Rife, CrossFit SouthEnd, CrossFit Superstition, CrossFit North Atlanta, CrossFit Mayhem, CrossFit Reston, CrossFit SS (South Side), Blue Star CrossFit, CrossFit Louvre II, CrossFit Glasgow, CrossFit Central London, Reebok CrossFit LifeSpark, Reebok CrossFit Roppongi, CrossFit Geraklion. CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Dallas Central, CrossFit X-Factor, Reebok CrossFit Officine, CrossFit High Pulse. CrossFit Kids Course: CrossFit 3D. CrossFit Video Contest: CrossFit Fury - [video] Watch archived coverage…
  • Sunday 150524

    24 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Olympic weightlifting total: Snatch 1-1-1 reps Clean and jerk 1-1-1 reps Post loads to comments. Kara Webb, currently first overall at the Pacific Regional. Live coverage of the Pacific, East and California Regionals continues through Sunday.
  • Saturday 150523

    23 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Nate Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of: 2 muscle-ups 4 handstand push-ups 8 2-pood kettlebell swings Post rounds completed to comments. Compare to 121002. Dan Bailey completes Randy in 2:18.9 at the California Regional. Watch live coverage of the Pacific, East and California Regionals. Finally!
  • Friday 150522

    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Deadlift 10-5-3-1-1-1-3-5-10 reps Post loads to comments. Izzy Lopez at CrossFit DTR. "Shrug Then Drop in the Medicine-Ball Clean" with Nicole Gordon - [video]
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    Experience Life

  • Behind the Scenes With Robin Emmons (Video)

    Experience Life Staff
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Hear from Sow Much Good founder Robin Emmons about how she's working to make fresh, affordable food available to everyone.
  • Back to the Garden

    Pilar Gerasimo
    26 May 2015 | 6:01 am
    Over the past few decades, we’ve gotten clear that the essentials of a healthy life include a whole lot more than nutrition and exercise. We now know (and science has shown) that sleep, stress management, and satisfying human connections are all crucial to sustainable well-being. But there’s one essential we still tend to overlook: time spent in nature. There’s plenty of research that demonstrates the biochemical, neuro-logical, and psychological reasons why exposure to the outdoors matters so much (read on for more on that). But perhaps the biggest evidence for nature’s importance…
  • 50 Tips for Taking Fitness Outside

    Andrew Heffernan
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Summer is finally here, and with it come countless opportunities to get moving in the great outdoors. While you may not want to give up your gym and studio workouts entirely, you might want to consider squeezing in someactivity en plein air whenever you can. The world is your playground, and the range of fun and surprising workouts is nearly endless. They’re effective, too: Your outdoor excursions can offer strength-building, fat-burning, balance-refining boons — among plenty of other health benefits. “Humans want and need to be near the natural world,” says trainer Tina Vindum,…
  • “Becoming Adventurous”: A Conversation With Alastair Humphreys

    Heidi Wachter
    26 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Adventurer, blogger, author, and motivational speaker Alastair Humphreys has traveled the globe. His feats include cycling round the world, walking across India, and rowing the Atlantic. But it’s his work breaking down the elitism often found in exploration that might have the greatest impact. In 2012, National Geographic named him their “Adventurer of the Year,” in part, for his pioneering concept of microadventures — treks that are close to home, short, simple, and inexpensive. His goal is to encourage people from all backgrounds to venture outside, out…
  • The Workout: Animal Flow (Video)

    Experience Life Staff
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Improve how you move with this dynamic, body-weight workout developed by personal trainer Mike Fitch, NSCA-CPT.
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • My child plays no sports.

    Carla
    26 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    band geek FTW!! I am definitely not a sportswoman. I was born before the push for girls in sports. I claim (I think I read it somewhere?) it’s all because when there’s dyslexia in a family the non-dyslexic sibling will have poor athletic prowess. The bottom line is I’m not  traditionally athletic. I’ve discovered through trial & error, however, I enjoy moving my body and lifting heavy things/setting em back down. Most days the “heavy thing” I end up lifting is my body and I’m more than content with this fact. I think that was the reason I never…
  • Today is about changing perspective.

    Carla
    25 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    Sure, if you reside in the USA it’s also Memorial Day, but I’m seizing today to shift some thoughts which no longer serve me. I’m taking today (to pause and remember those who have died in service of our country and) to make time for something I’d professed to be too busy for and which I need to make a priority. Today is about changing perspective literally in hopes it changes my perspective metaphorically. It’s as the inimitable Wayne Dyer says: If we shift/tweak the way we view things in our lives, the things we are viewing change. The post Today is about…
  • Is Blogging Dead? I say NO! (guest post).

    Carla
    22 May 2015 | 12:53 am
    Please welcome Kristine (whose hair I covet but that’s a different post).  I’ve invited her here to share her response to my musings on the State of the Blogging. I have a lot of thoughts on the topic of blogging. Even though I don’t write long “journalog”-type posts much, I still consider myself having been a blogger since April 2000. That’s forever in internet years, right?! I volunteered and then worked for a then-big blogging company in the 2000s, and so I know that shapes my perspective. I think blogging has shifted, not died. When I started, there was no…
  • 4 lessons weight training taught me about life.

    Carla
    20 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    Resistance training, for me, is bigger than something I do to stay fit as I age. It’s taught me more about life in general than anything else I’ve done and, paradoxically, helps me remain laser-focused on whats important to me outside fitness. I advocate resistance training for health, but am a resistance training evangelist because of what Ive learned from it about living fully. 1. If you wait for the perfect facility opportunity you’ll always find an excuse not to start. Ive trained in less than ideal conditions.  Central American gyms stocked with rusty dumbbells. …
  • Charming the Therapy Doodle.

    Carla
    18 May 2015 | 12:55 am
     I’m training to be a what?! A long time ago in a land far away, a Goldendoodle name Charming entered our lives. He was a recovery-canine of sorts for the Child (after a rescue effort gone awry) and the two quickly became inseparable. yep , we did the stroller to avoid Parvo. They played together.  She hauled him all over California. He became her ever-present sidekick. He was unflaggingly loving, gentle and, well, muppet-like and became fast-friends with everyone he encountered. Why hello! I’m Charming. Right around this time the Child encountered bumps in learning to read. …
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    Workin' On My Fitness

  • Sharing My Journey

    Susan
    4 May 2015 | 6:42 pm
    The first of many videos to come! Hope you’ll follow my journey.
  • A Healthier Lifestyle Going Forward

    Susan
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:51 am
    Back at blogging! Exercise and healthy eating habits have become something that I have made part of my life, with a healthy mindset as well. Although I am not perfect I always am mindful of eating wholesome meals and being active. What works for me As far as exercise, 30 minute workouts are my preferred max time. I can’t work out more than that, and honestly there is just too much going on in the day. As a mom of 2 kids who need attention constantly and I feel bad when I am not giving them the attention they need. With a 30 minute workout I can do it early in the morning before they…
  • Keeping Consistency

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

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

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

  • "The Duff" - 2015's Popular, Horrifying, Fat Shaming Teen Movie

    26 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    I don't horrify easily. And yet The Duff horrifies me. It's a teen movie that has grossed over $33 million and it's about "the duff". What's a "duff"? It's the, "designated ugly fat friend" of a pretty, popular, girl. No, I'm not kidding. Here's the trailer, which for the record, has been viewed over 10 million times on YouTube, Maybe the movie somehow manages to not teach girls to hate themselves, but given I was alerted to the movie's existence by a high school teacher who informed me that the term had made its way to their school's hallways and lunchroom, I'm guessing not.
  • Saturday Stories: Conflicts of Interest, Jersualem, and Impossible Complexity

    23 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Great piece by Dr. Susan Molchan on Health News Review on the conflicts of interest inherent in medical journals which in turn are reliant on pharma industry advertising. Matti Friedman in Tablet with just a spectacular and realistic essay on the confusion that is Jerusalem. Wasim Maziak in Emerging Themes in Epidemiology wonders whether or not it's even possible to design studies capable of conclusions when it comes to diets, lifestyles and other complexities.         
  • If Gandhi Took a Yoga Class

    22 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    Probably the title of the post should read, "if hugely irreverent and free with the swear words Gandhi took a yoga class", as that's pretty much the set up for today's Funny Friday.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesIf You Can't Pronounce It, You Shouldn't Eat It?The World's Best Rendition of the ABCs?South Park Takes On the USDA's Dietary Guidance 
  • Money Laundering, Food Industry Style?

    21 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    I'm betting many nutrition, medical, and health professionals would be uncomfortable giving a talk sponsored by the Corn Refiners Association (the high-fructose corn syrup lobby). But what if the talk wasn't sponsored by the Corn Refiners, but rather by something that sounded like a medical institute? Optically being a speaker for what sounds like a medical institute would sure look a heck of a lot less like something a person like me might suggest is a conflict of interest. A few months ago I came across this symposium held at the American Society of Nutrition's (ASN) most recent Scientific…
  • You Almost Certainly Don't Need to Replenish Your Electrolytes

    20 May 2015 | 2:30 am
    The sport drink industry is a massive one. Estimated at nearly $7 billion in 2012 (and it was growing), the industry preys in part on the notion that because our sweat is salty, we need to replace it, and to replace it quickly. But do we? A study published way back in 1991 tried to answer that question. The researchers took 8 cyclists and ran them through 6 gruelling hours of intermittent cycling in an 86°F room of 50% humidity, and kept their intensities at 55% of their VO2 Max. Each cyclist repeated this exercise 3 times on 3 separate occasions and 3 separate conditions. Once with no water…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • 10 Worst Diet Tips Ever

    Amelia Phillips
    25 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Here is a FANTASTIC list of the ten worst diet tips ever. One of my favs is ‘Cut out dairy to lose weight.’  So many people see dairy as the enemy, but unless you’re lactose intolerant, there’s no need to avoid it. In fact Dairy is so very good for you, packed with calcium, protein, vitamins and minerals. Plus it helps fill you up, which is a Godsend when trying to lose weight. If you are trying to lose weight, choose low fat diary options. Read the other great (I mean terrible!) diet tips here:   The post 10 Worst Diet Tips Ever appeared first on Amelia…
  • 60 Seconds with Trainer Amanda Clout

    Amelia Phillips
    24 May 2015 | 4:19 pm
    I LOVE meeting and working with AMAZING health experts. Amanda Clout is no exception. She does some writing for me, and I have had the pleasure of working with her at 12WBT HQ. She’s an amazing trainer, an acomplished ultra runner, an HR expert, and all round great chick! Enjoy 60 seconds with Amanda! What’s your health angle? Trainer that loves to provide education and give clients the confidence that they can do it! I’m realistic, life happens! But you need to drop the excuses. Develop habit and commitment to what you want to achieve, the rest will follow. When it comes to…
  • Feed Your Family for $50

    Amelia Phillips
    20 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Recently I commented on a story for A Current Affair on Blogger Jody Allen’s Challenge to feed a family of four for $50 per week. The Verdict I was dreading what would be in this shopping list but was pleasantly surprised at what I found. No it wasn’t a nutritionally balanced shopping list, but it was a lot better than many of the other shopping lists I have come across! Minimally processed foods, no sugary drinks, no junk food, and no fast food take aways. Of course it’s not sustainable long term, but it’s encouraging economical cooking from home, which is a very good…
  • Product Comparison Series Part 3: Milo Vs The Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat

    Amelia Phillips
    18 May 2015 | 4:22 pm
    With so many brands now on the market, how do you decide which is best? At Amelia Phillips, we give you the low down on label reading and which drink is your best option. In Part Three of our Product Comparison Series we compare Milo with The Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat. The answer should always come back to real food. When making a choice from a packet or box, please choose the least number of ingredients as often as possible. View the comparison chart here: MiloVsNakedChefChocolat: The Winner: Teresa Cutter’s Naked Chocolat is the winner! A fantastic natural and healthy hot chocolate. A…
  • How Long Can You Keep Food in Freezer?

    Amelia Phillips
    17 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Here’s a segment I did on Mornings on Food safety and your freezer. Watch the video here, or see some of my main points below: , Q. Amelia..freezing food is a great way to cut down on food wastage and also very convenient…what groceries can we safely freeze? + Raw meat, cooked meat, most fresh vegetables, bread, some seafood freezes better than others, milk but not all dairy pastry + Eggs, but out of the shell + Butter and margarine freeze really well. + Milk can be frozen, but it will lose it’s fresh taste. Best to use it just for cooking + Alkaline batteries last longer…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Our weekend at a wedding

    workoutmommy
    25 May 2015 | 6:56 pm
    This past weekend, I went out of town for my niece’s wedding.  Don’t we clean up nicely? I was stressing over holiday traffic, being alone in a hotel room with 4 little boys,  eating food that I normally don’t eat,  lack of sleep, and NOT GETTING A WORKOUT —–because that is just what I do.  I worry….a lot!   All of this worry however, doesn’t change a darn thing and I’m working on ways to combat the anxiety. Here are some victories from my weekend: We didn’t eat any fast food. We did plenty of dancing at the wedding reception. I…
  • Finding your POWER with healthy living

    workoutmommy
    17 May 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Exercise, to me, is a form of therapy. I use it to feel strong. It empowers me. Two years ago my personal life took a dive and my marriage ended. It was a complete surprise to me and rocked my world.  How could I possibly move on? How would I handle 4 little boys on my own? The world seemed very dark and honestly I wanted to throw myself on the couch and eat brownies until I just couldn’t breathe anymore.  (and I might have done that for a few days!)  I decided to channel all my frustration into a new workout plan. I picked up an olympic  weight bar and added the plates….one by…
  • Time (and how to get more of it in your day!)

    workoutmommy
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    How many times a day do you say “If only I had more time!“? I know I say it a lot….between the kids, laundry, food, homework, more food, sports, games, food again, baths, and bedtime—-I am EXHAUSTED! I think I need a wife. Time is a precious commodity. There are things that I slack on (in a BIG way),  like cleaning my house, making elaborate meals, or folding/putting away laundry.   This is my “laundry couch”. The kids pick their outfits from here every morning. There are benefits to being a single mom and this is one of them. My kids don’t care and…
  • Quick but INTENSE workout!

    workoutmommy
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    As much as I love Ashley’s training programs, there are many times when I don’t have a big chunk of time to do what is on the workout plan.  On those days, I try and create a workout that combines movements to give me cardio and strength training at the same time. Yesterday, I did this and as you can see, I can barely breathe for the video and that was only after 2 rounds!  (I did 10 rounds total) If you are reading this in an email/reader, be sure to click through so you can see the video! Try it out and let me know what you think.   I got my battle ropes from Amazon. Never…
  • Exercise and Addiction Recovery: Why Having a Exercise Routine is Beneficial

    workoutmommy
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    Thank you Amanda for today’s post! Whether suffering from a drug, alcohol, sex, or shopping addiction, the road to recovery is often a long journey for recovering addicts and their supporters. Many would conclude that recovery is a lifelong process that will require an effective plan, determination, and a great deal of patience and support. While there are many avenues one could take in maintaining their sobriety, new reports suggest that exercise can have a significant impact on those trying to recover from addiction. Exercise is said to help in restoring both the physical and…
 
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Gastric Pacemaker in use in Boston

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    22 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    This procedure is now done where Bob and I both had our weight loss surgeries 11.5 years ago.   I recall posting about it years ago when it was in testing.   I think it's a neat idea. CBS Boston-  If you think about weight loss surgery, there are three main options: Gastric Bypass, the Lap Band, and the Gastric Sleeve. But there haven’t been any other weight loss procedures approved by the FDA for over ten years, that is, until now. Back in January the government agency approved a new device that’s less complicated, safe, and effective. “Most all of my life I have been overweight.”…
  • Blogging as a business as blogging.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    6 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    A post by a Facebook friend the other day got me thinking about blogging.  It seems that many of us who used to Write All The Time for ourselves, have stopped.  Why is that?  Why is it that blogging has become a chore?  Why did we start writing in the first place and what changed? I will tell you what happened:  PEOPLE GOT GREEDY.  For me, I started blogging because I needed an outlet that would "listen" neutrally.  The faceless internet seemed like a good idea.   As I wrote, somehow I got an audience, and an audience creates attention, and attention sends advertisers.  I took on…
  • Fat Kid.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    This video was made as a part of The Bridge Exchange, an exchange program for young artists between VidCon and the Brave New Voices Festival to bridge the spoken word and online video communities. Learn about the project here: http://bit.ly/BridgeExchangeVideoPlay...Watch more videos here:Seize Her by Lerato Lee Mokobe: http://bit.ly/SeizeHerHereditary by Rhiannon McGavin: http://bit.ly/Hereditary-PoemDear Winchat by Belinda Zwahi: http://bit.ly/DearWinchatFat Kid by Travis Thompson: http://bit.ly/FatKidPoemDear Pluto by Amelia Xanthe: http://bit.ly/DearPlutoPrincess by Arianna…
  • MTV - True Life - I Have Epilepsy.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:16 am
    True Life - Full Episodes Watching now. I know many in the weight loss surgery community deal with epileptic syndromes as well. Related articles Forget #WLS - just exercise 4-6 hours a day says Dr. Huizenga Year Eleven, Plot Twist.
  • Fat, Naked & Unashamed: The Adipositivity Project by TIME Magazine

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Somewhat NFSW. Fat, Naked & Unashamed: The Adipositivity Project by TIME Magazine
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • In case you missed out last time…

    mreades
    19 May 2015 | 8:43 pm
      I just got word that there will be another sale tomorrow of a bunch of low-carb books on Kindle for a mere three bucks apiece. Last time a sale like this came around, I didn’t find out about it and get it up until halfway through the sale, and a lot of people missed out. This time, I found out a little earlier. I wouldn’t normally put up a post like this right on the heels of the last one, but some many people missed out because I didn’t know about the sale and, thus, didn’t get it up quickly enough. This list of books includes a number of books that were available…
  • One day sale of low-carb/keto books

    mreades
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:09 am
      Just a quick post to let you know of a one-day sale of low-carb/ketogenic diet books for $3 each. I haven’t read any of the books on this list except for Dr. Richard Feinman’s The World Turned Upside Down: The Second Low-Carb Revolution, which is excellent.  Highly recommended, especially if you are at all interested in the biochemical workings of the low-carb diet. Oh, and Judy Barnes Baker’s wonderful book Nourished, which is filled with absolutely delicious low-carb recipes.  Judy’s is one of our favorite low-carb cookbooks. I plan on purchasing all these…
  • Great book on ketogenic diet for 99¢

    mreades
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:48 pm
      Just a quick note to give everyone a heads up that the Kindle version of Ash Simmonds’ book Principia Ketogenica is on sale at Amazon.com for a mere 99 cents.  Grab a copy quickly because I don’t know how long this price will last. I purchased the Kindle version as soon as I was alerted on Twitter of the sale.  I bought the paperback version last year and have made extensive use of it. The book is a compendium of every paper published on the use of ketogenic diets to treat a multitude of disorders, including obesity, diabetes, lipid problems and the rest of disorders…
  • 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,…
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • How Sick Fat Cells Affects Weight Loss

    18 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    by Kevin DiDonato, MS, CSCS, CESDid you know that your fat cells may be "sick," which could decrease your chances of losing weight and could lead to other health related issues?That’s right, sick fat cells are quickly becoming a global epidemic that may have enormous health consequences.The sad fact is: you can't cure "sick" fat cells with a shot or medication.Here is the SOLUTION.Recently it was shown that fat cells, yes your very own fat cells, release powerful hormones that may regulate fat burning, control blood sugar more effectively, and tell your brain when you are…
  • 3 EASY Tips to Avoid Quick Weight Loss and Regain

    13 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Don't ever try a "weight loss only diet," "fad diet" or "quick weight loss diet!" Why? Because you will end up with what you don't want--more weight gained than what you lost!If you try a "weight loss only diet," what are you going to do once that diet ends? Another diet? You still have a lifetime to go! Get the picture? Going on diet after diet will wreck your metabolism and health.Being fit is much more than going on a diet. Fitness is a lifestyle designed to improve your energy, your health, your mood, your self image and your body composition (among other benefits).Here are 3 Steps…
  • Pistachios: Healthy Snack Helps with Weight Loss Maintenance

    10 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Why pistachios not only taste delicious, but are also jam-packed with nutrition for your lean healthy bodyby Cat Ebeling, RN, BSN & Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialistco-authors of the Fat Burning Kitchen programSome people mistakenly think that pistachios are a "fattening" food... but despite having loads of healthy fats, these yummy little snacks can actually HELP you to burn off stomach fat. Let's see why...See also: 7 Fatty Foods to Help Get a Flat StomachDo you remember eating pistachios when they used to be dyed a deep pinkish/red? They were always so delicious, but…
  • Top 5 Kitchen SECRETS for a Flat Stomach and Lean Body

    9 May 2015 | 5:47 am
    an interview with Mike Geary of Fat Burning KitchenI had the pleasure of being interviewed recently by a fitness professional from NYC, Certified Personal Trainer, Geovanni Derice. The interview is below and I think you're going to like it... I reveal some of the hardest hitting strategies for getting rid of that stubborn stomach fat to uncover those flat six pack abs that everyone wants."GD: Welcome Mike to our 4-ever-Toned Fitness Journal. For those who do not know you, please tell us a few things about yourself and how you can help our readers with their fitness and health.MG:…
  • 3 TRICKS to Lose Weight Without Hunger

    7 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    “I need to lose weight but I’m sick of feeling hungry all the time,” is a common statement made by individuals who follow fly-by-night diets. If your diet leaves your stomach rumbling every hour on the hour, it’s time to make a change. I used to think that losing weight meant starving. It took me a while to accept the fact that I could actually eat heartily and still drop weight.See also:  Top 10 Fat Burning, Weight Loss and Lean Body TipsThe time I spent starving in the name of losing weight was miserable. When I did manage to shed a few pounds, I would gain it all back in…
 
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  • During a Visit to My Doctor

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

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    "There's a growing body of research in both humans and animals, showing that frequent consumption of diet soda or artificial sweeteners is associated with greater body mass index (BMI), obesity and Metabolic Syndrome." - Laura A. Schmidt PhD, MPH© 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
  • Checking Smartphones Before Bed and Your Brain

    11 Apr 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Dr. Dan Siegel, of the UCLA School of Medicine, explains why looking at your smartphone before bed can have a negative effect on your brain and overall health.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • Is 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
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  • The Last Blog Post: A Fond Farewell & "Hello" Elsewhere :)

    29 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Hello all,Just a brief announcement to let you know that, as of today, this blog and its associated Facebook page will be shuttered for good. The online archives will remain here, at least for a little while anyhow, but the blog itself will no longer be updated. I've made this decision in order to give 100% of my focus to my book writing and food blogging. As you can see, this blog hasn't been updated in quite some time (almost 2 years!), so guess this announcement shouldn't really come as much of a surprise. :)This blog's been around for almost 8 years (!), and it's been a really enjoyable…
  • Coach Corey's Corner: 10 Tips to Set the Stage for a Great 5K Race

    15 Sep 2013 | 7:22 am
    This post was inspired by my friend, Ken, who'd asked for some 5K race day tips yesterday. So, here's some free coaching advice for those racing the 5K distance, whether it's their first 5K or their 50th:1. If possible, do a dry run of the race course to familiarize yourself with the "lay of the land," so to speak. Being well-informed and well-prepared helps to instill confidence on race day. It's a psychological thing: Typically, the more "knowns" (versus "unknowns") you create, the more at ease you will feel; it's a good technique to help "settle" the mind on race day as well.2. Pace…
  • Coach Corey's Corner: 15 Tips for a Long and Healthy Running Life

    3 May 2013 | 9:12 am
    I know I still have to finish part 2 of that last article. It's currently sitting in draft form, and I'm sure I'll get to it at some point, but right now, I'd like to move on to another topic. I'm training a new client today who's relatively new to the sport and have given him a list of tips that I'd drawn up for this express purpose. (This is standard practice for new clients.) I thought I'd share that list here to help benefit others runners. Although the advice is geared towards newbies, experienced runners can benefit from it too. We all sometimes need reminders to refocus on the basics…
  • Coach Corey's Corner: Effective Strategies for Achieving Your New Year's Health & Exercise Goals, Part 1

    31 Dec 2012 | 5:00 pm
    As this year comes to a close and we look forward to the start of a new year, it's only natural to think about what we want to accomplish in 2013. And not surprisingly, many of those goals are health and exercise related. :)For those of us who've already integrated regular exercise and healthy living into our existing life patterns, this means we're simply renewing our commitment to our ongoing exercise and eating plans, while setting even more ambitious goals to reach along the way. We might need to tweak our plans here and there, but for the most part, we know what we need to accomplish and…
  • Martial Arts and Running: Balancing the Yin with the Yang :)

    21 Dec 2012 | 5:27 pm
    As I mentioned in previous post, I'm now enrolled as a student at a martial arts school, in addition to my other exercise activities. I'm currently taking (Northern Shaolin) kung fu and t'ai chi there, and at some point, will probably also toss in a kickboxing class here and there. After some trial and error, I've had to shift my schedule around a bit, but now think I've found the perfect balance to fit everything in. I was originally going to lift on my off-days from martial arts and running, but as I soon discovered, that wasn't feasible. After doing lifting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and…
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  • Your Thoughts

    Laura Moncur
    19 May 2015 | 2:48 pm
    I saw this quote today and it really made sense to me. It reads: You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Lane Allen Whatever you are thinking about mostly will be what happens. If you are thinking about how fat you are, then you will be fat. If you are thinking about helping other people and working to make the world a better place, then you will find yourself doing that. Focusing on helping others is one of the best ways to get your mind off food. Keep your thoughts on helping others and you will be happier and thinner as a…
  • My Grandma’s Friends on a Bike

    Laura Moncur
    16 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I found this picture in my grandmother’s photos. I don’t know who the two girls are. Neither one is her or any of her sisters. I know what they looked like. So they must be friends of my grandma. But maybe they’re not. Maybe they are the rich girls in town and have a bike that is cooler than she has ever seen. They might have a really cool bike, but she had a brownie camera and she got a picture of them. Friendship or envy, it doesn’t matter so many years after the fact. It is almost certain that everyone in this photograph and even the photographer is dead. Sometimes…
  • The REAL Five Words We Should Stop Using When Talking About Food

    Laura Moncur
    13 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    My friend sent me a link to this Washington Post entry: Five words you should stop using when you talk about food – The Washington Post I immediately thought of the words that I thought should be on that list. The words they chose, however, weren’t anywhere near to what I was thinking: Detox, Cleanse, Skinny, Never and Perfect. While I might agree with “Never” and “Perfect,” they didn’t come up on my list. Here are the REAL five words we should stop using when talking about food: SHOULD Whenever you use the word “should” you are shaming…
  • Mrs. Fields Cookies: That First High

    Laura Moncur
    11 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    When I was a teenager, I loved Mrs. Field’s Cookies. The walnut milk chocolate chip cookies were my favorite. I loved going to Valley Fair Mall in West Valley to eat them with my binge-buddy. Lately, though, the cookies haven’t tasted the same. They just don’t taste as good as they did when I was a teenager. I kept eating them, trying to get that same flavor. I blamed the frozen cookie dough, so I tried making them on my own with the recipes I found that said they tasted “just like” Mrs. Fields, but they didn’t taste right either. What I was looking for is…
  • Make Yourself HUMBLE

    Laura Moncur
    1 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    Almost five years ago, Nike ran the “Make Yourself” ads. I wrote about them back then: Starling Fitness – 10/25/2010 – Make Yourself Back then, I said, I love these advertisements from Nike. They encourage me to be strong, to let myself shine and to become fit. Sometimes I need encouragement like this and these are the perfect ads to tear out of a magazine and put on my wall right in front of the treadmill. I found another Nike ad from that collection, but I don’t quite like it as much as the other ones. It says: Make yourself proud I have written about humility…
 
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  • Introducing the #NOWWellness Blogger Ambassadors

    Joanna Liberty
    25 May 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Disclosure: Bookieboo Network was compensated for organizing a blogger ambassador campaign with NOW. Bookieboo LLC does NOT work with personal care companies containing toxins that lead to cancer or interfere with the hormones of young children OR with food companies that use genetically modified ingredients in the consumable part of the product. You can rest assured that we take your health seriously when we align with brands. We are excited to announce that the ambassadors have been selected for our #NOWWellness…
  • 64 Ingredient School Cafeteria Chicken Sandwich

    Elizabeth
    25 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Have you ever tried to find out the ingredients in the food being served at your kids’ school? It’s certainly not an easy feat. Some have even had to file a freedom of information act to learn what food children were being served. Yes, school lunches leave little to be desired, but are they actually posing a threat to our children’s health? Our own Mamavation founder set out to get school lunch ingredients to find out and was met with a 64 ingredients chicken sandwich. The ingredients are displayed…
  • 10 Ways to Know You’ve Become “That Mom”

    Elizabeth
    17 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. When it comes to wellness and the green movement, it seems we all joined in a different way. Our founder, Leah, started with 100 pound weight loss which lead to her taking a closer look at what foods she was really putting into her body. As for myself, I often refer to cloth diapers as my “gateway drug.” That lead to coconut oil on nearly every surface and the discovery of Mamavation and my eye-opening bootcamp. However we joined this lifestyle, we are all here for the same reasons–to keep our families…
  • The Top 8 Likely Causes of Allergies in Your Child

    Gina Badalaty
    17 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. Last summer, teenager Scott Johnson died from a severe dairy allergy after eating pancakes from a restaurant his family trusted. In November, 19-year-old Chandler Swink died from a severe reaction to a peanut allergy. Two years ago, 13-year-old Natalie Giorgi died from a summer camp treat made with peanut butter. Unfortunately, stories like these are being more common because severe allergies are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in 2013 that, between 1997 and 2011, food…
  • Top 10 Reasons to Get Enough Magnesium

    Elizabeth
    14 May 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Visit us at Mamavation.com for more updates, healthy tips and challenges. It’s been called the miracle mineral because of all the health benefits it provides, but many go about daily life completely unaware of it’s importance. As many as 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium and most don’t know it. This is cause for concern because magnesium levels are tied to a number of symptoms and diseases. A total of 325 enzyme systems in the human body rely on magnesium to function properly. A deficiency in the mineral can correlate to 22 health issues such as anxiety, blood…
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  • Review of the Lumo Lift Posture and Activity Tracker

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

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

    Eartha Haines
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:43 pm
    What? That sounds impossible. I subscribe to Tony Horton's YouTube channel and one of his most recent videos briefly explains how to eat more and lose weight. The explanation is really quite simple: Eat food that is clean: whole food, high in fiber. Tony states that he eats all day - 5 meals a day: Eating 5 to 6 Small Meals Does Not Boost Metabolism However, there are some things I learned about the whole 5 t0 6 small meals a day concept.  Like many others, I have always stuck to the concept that eating small healthy meals throughout the day helps to speed up the metabolism as well as…
  • A 5 Step Plan to Lose Belly Fat in 90 Days

    Eartha Haines
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Belly fat is a common issue for many people. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, the extra weight can creep up around your mid-section in what feels like no time at all. After working desk jobs for over a decade, I know all too well about the weight creep, love handles, or what we also know as the "spare tire". Maybe you're ready to make the commitment to reduce belly fat. Giving yourself 90 days to do so can work wonders. Why 90 Days? Setting an end date can be beneficial when it comes to meeting a specific goal. 90 days seems to be a good amount of time to actually create change with your…
  • Where to Stream Exercise Videos – Alternatives to Netflix

    Eartha Haines
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    I'm a huge fan of streaming video as most people are. We have so many options to stream entertainment such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO GO, and more. There is almost no need to pay for a separate cable bill. Years ago, Netflix streamed fitness videos but have since stopped that feature due to some type of licensing issues and it has never returned. Quite a bummer for those who liked the convenience of working out at home. There are still alternatives out there with the emergence of fitness companies adding streaming fitness videos to their services. There are some pretty good options, some…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Introducing the Lily Camera

    Aaron Usiskin
    14 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    Amazing, another game changer. Lily is not the first one of its kind but it is waterproof so that makes it a leader. Plus it has the camera built in, GoPro that is a tough act to follow, $399 for a GoPro or a preorder of $499 for the Lily, ouch.CameraVideo Resolution: 1080p 60 fps / 720p 120 fpsVideo FOV: 94ºVideo Format: H.264 codec, .mp4 file formatPhoto Resolution: 12 MPDigital gimballingImage stabilizationFixed focusBattery and PowerBuilt-in Lithium-Ion Battery20 min of flight timeCharging via 5A charger2-hour charge timeSensorsAccelerometerThree-axis…
  • Keen's Original Water Shoe, Tiger Stripes!

    Aaron Usiskin
    12 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Keen had a hit over ten years ago with their water shoe. I tried them out for sailing and it has to this day been the best sailing shoes I have ever owned. I talking about sailboat racing here, foredeck work, wet all the time and doing maneuvers on a deck that would normally be tough to crawl on let alone walk.I have been through Top Siders  since theses were the only shoes available when I was a kids, they seemed to have lost their way, great looking, but don't seem to stick like I want them too.Well it seems as though Keen never went away, I guess when you are satisfied with the…
  • Bell & Ross, Desert Type

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    I love watches the bigger looking the better, plus they need to be bullet proof. Bell & Ross has proven that over and over again, Desert Type is no exception. @ $4200 it is a bit steep but you will never need to replace it.The latest addition to Bell & Ross's popular BR 03 lineup is a new stainless steel limited edition called the Desert Type. The sandy beige dial has a nice contrast against the black PVD coated case which is sized at 42mm, a much more wearable size in comparison to its much larger 46mm siblings. The watch also features an automatic movement,…
  • Torch T2 Bike Helmet With Integrated Lights

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Great! Perfect!Designer are producing great stuff. The Torch T2 is a perfect bike helmet for those who commute, live in a city or just going into town. It also has blinking red lights on the rear of the helmet as well.Following the heritage of the T1, the T2 is the latest in cycling tech for urban commuters. It not only includes 10 integrated LED lights, but two rechargeable batteries offering up to 36 hours of continued use in a weather resistant design for safe riding in any type of weather, day or night!The T2 helmet is fully CPSC and CE certified. We will also be using the funds of…
  • Garmin, Can They Kill GoPro

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    Garmin has a lot of ground to cover and the price is not going to help them. The good news is that there is another player in the market and they understand the playground. If nothing else this makes the market a little more choosy and hopefully easier to get into. Garmin is a trusted brand for many watches and GPS devices, so if the quality and care is put into the VIRB then you can bet that this will be a outstanding device. VIRB XE is the only HD action camera with G-Metrix™. So not only does it shoot rich, high definition video at 1080p60fps, it captures even more detail with…
 
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  • The Naked-tastic 2015 Bay to Breakers

    Scott Dunlap
    19 May 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Last Sunday, I had the pleasure of joining 30,000+ runners for the annual bacchanal known as the Bay to Breakers 12k in San Francisco, CA. This crazy parade of costumes, nakedness, and drunken debauchery is also a world-class elite event, and I look forward to it every year. My 8-year-old Sophie opted out this time (horses and vaulting took priority), so it was just me, the camera, and a course lined with free beer on both sides. It felt more tame than previous years, but was still a hoot!(29,980 official runners take over San Francisco)(Wow, it's cold outside!)(Me and Ape Hashbury!)(Bird's…
  • Kremer, Maksimow, Team Roche and More Named to Team USA World Long Distance Mountain Running Team

    Scott Dunlap
    11 May 2015 | 6:19 pm
    When the 2015 WMRA World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships kicks off at the Zermatt Marathon on July 4, 2015, ten top U.S. runners will be there donning the red, white, and blue. Many of them are no strangers to international competition, while a few get to cut their teeth for the first time and try to be one of the top 3 scorers on the team.(This course ain't no joke)A few highlights of Team USA:Stevie Kremer, 31, Crested Butte, CO – Salomon's pocket rocket, Stevie Kremer got the attention of the world when she won the Skyrunning Series in 2013, fresh off winning the 2012 World…
  • Happy Headwinds at the 2015 Big Sur Marathon

    Scott Dunlap
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Last Sunday, I had the great pleasure of joining 4,500+ runners for the 30th annual Big Sur Marathon in Carmel, CA. This was my 6th time running this beautiful race down Highway 1, and the 6th time completing the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge. It was a windy one this year, but also produced the sun and ocean views that keeps us all coming back. All in all, a fantastic race! My girls joined on this trip, eager to help Daddy ring in his 46th birthday with cupcakes at every possible meal. Sophie, now 8 years old, is our bookworm, citing weird-but-true facts at every corner and greeting every…
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  • Escaping the Bonds of Fast Food Chicken Addiction

    Dr. J
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) rocor/Flickr Disclaimer: I don’t eat chicken, but some of my best friends do. I am not talking here about the regular grocery store chicken or the happy free ranging bird that you prepare yourself. I am addressing fast food chicken. For the first time in a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef, and much of this is in the form of fast food chicken, with purveyors of the All-American burger adding chicken items like crazy to their menus. I imagine chickens are crossing the road in record numbers in an attempt to escape this carnage, but to no avail because…
  • Diet Pepsi Looking to Kick Some Aspartame

    Robert S. Wieder
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Terry Ross/Flickr There was a dramatic development in the world of Big Soda last month. PepsiCo announced the first major reformulation in its Diet Pepsi brand in some thirty years. As of August, the company will replace the artificial sweetener aspartame with the artificial sweetener sucralose. The change is not being made for purposes of improving the beverage’s nutritional content, which will remain approximately zero. And it’s not being made because the Pepsi people think aspartame is harmful. Pepsi has always claimed it to be utterly benign, and the federal…
  • Obesity Doesn’t Just Happen To Us

    Dr. J
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (C BY 2.0) mst7022/Flickr To paraphrase the wonderful dearly departed comedian Phyllis Diller after her near-death experience from a heart attack: Don’t worry about dying, you can’t do anything about it, it just happens to you! From everything I’ve been reading about obesity, it’s the same thing, We can’t do anything about it, it just happens to us. Now before you feel I have just gone all Alfred E Newman with this “What Me Worry” attitude about it all, think about all the studies on the topic of obesity and where the blame always goes as well as the…
  • How Congress Guts Our Food Safety Laws

    Robert S. Wieder
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    United States government work If you’re fairly itching to send your Congressperson an angry email just on principle (the principle being the current unwillingness of Congress to accomplish absolutely anything), but you need a specific issue to use as a hook, let me humbly suggest something along the lines of the following. Dear (name of Representative who has been a waste of salary since 2004): Wise up and fully fund the damn Food Safety Modernization Act! Now! Cordially, (your name here). In case you happen to be the picky type who wants to know what a government program is and does…
  • Walk, But Don’t Sing: Karen Collins’s Guide to Moderate Exercise

    Karen Collins
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Wikipedia So you’ve decided to finally meet the recommended 30 minutes of moderate daily activity, and you want to accomplish that the simplest way, by walking. How fast do you need to walk for it to be considered “moderate”? You can find reputable sources with lists of activities that identify your activity’s intensity – labeled as light, moderate or vigorous. For example, walking as moderate activity typically refers to “brisk walking” at a pace of three-and-a-half miles per hour, whereas very fast walking (at four-and-a-half miles per hour) or…
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  • Parsley Juice Recipe

    Life Coach
    21 May 2015 | 3:39 pm
    This parsley juice recipe is from Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and Vegetables. Parsley Juice Recipe 1 small bunch parsley ¼ to ½ small or medium lemons 2 celery stalks with leaves 2 to 3 large carrots Parsley Overview Information According to WebMD, parsley is used for urinary tract infections and  kidney stones as well as gastrointestinal disorders, cough and asthma.   The post Parsley Juice Recipe appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Omega vrt350hd Juicer Review [Video]

    Life Coach
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    HD in single auger Omega VRT350HD Juicer stands for heavy duty. Juicing like other nutritional choices is a lifestyle decision. You may decide to juice occasionally or daily. Heavy duty style juicers are for those who have reached the conclusion that daily juicing is connected to better health, more energy and longevity. Health conscious individuals who juice daily have compared masticating juicers and centrifugal juicers. They know that centrifugal juicers don’t work well with leafy green vegetables. Omega vrt350hd is a masticating juicer that could juice almost everything including leafy…
  • Omega vrt350hd vs Omega juicer 8006

    Life Coach
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Omega Vert Juicer Comparison The post Omega vrt350hd vs Omega juicer 8006 appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Omega Vert Juicer Side By Side Comparison

    Life Coach
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Omega vert juicer is a late comer to Omega masticating juicer family. The original masticating juicers had for the most part a horizontal configurations that made them impractical for smaller counter space. Omega vertical juicers take less counter space. They also have some upgrades that impacts what you could juice. Juicing is extraction of liquids from solids. Usually we think of juicing in relation to fruits and green vegetables like apple juice, carrot juice, kale juice. However, soy milk, coconut, almond milk are also a part of juicing. Vertical juicer design allows the making and mixing…
  • Cabbage Juice Recipe For Digestive Health

    Life Coach
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Cheri Calbom, in her book Guide To Juicing for Health: Unleashing the Healing Power of Whole Fruits and Vegetables, calls the recipe below an antiulcer cabbage cocktail. Original Antiulcer Cabbage Cocktail 1/4 small head green cabbage 3 carrots, scrubbed well, tops removed, and trimmed 4 celery stalks with leaves I modified the recipe to take advantage of higher nutrient content of red cabbage and celery leaves. Also, I don’t need a lot of sugar to enter my blood stream quickly. So, I go easy on the fruits, especially those with high glycemic value. Don’t mistake high glycemic value…
 
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  • Who Owns That Barcode-Encrusted Embryo?

    Mel
    26 May 2015 | 4:58 am
    Even though I’ve never seen Modern Family, I’ve been following the story of Sophia Vergara’s embryos because… well… it’s a “what if” nightmare come true. What if a couple creates embryos together.  They sign paperwork that says they both need to give permission to use said embryos — standard procedure — but the judge agrees […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 39: Too Easy

    Mel
    25 May 2015 | 2:31 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I’m currently devouring V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, and I came across a quote that I found applicable to any struggle in life.  Kell is lamenting that the landscape of his magical world […]
  • The End of Privacy

    Mel
    24 May 2015 | 4:21 am
    I recently read about an app called Ghostery.  You install it in your browser, and as you surf the Web, it tells you how many companies are requesting your information as you visit a site.  The Daily Dot writes, When I read the New York Times, this box pops up with the names of 11 companies […]
  • 546th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    My car needed to go in for service this week, which meant that I had to drive Josh’s car for a day.  Josh’s car was my car, once upon a time, but when we got a new car many years ago, I took the new one and he took my old one. Because I am […]
  • Forgiveness

    Mel
    20 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    This past winter, I read an article about forgiveness that has stuck with me for months, rippling through me like a stone dropped into a lake.  A warning; the article begins with a description of a murder which may be a trigger for some people. Image: Jayt74 via Flickr The author gives the steps of […]
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    Get Fit Slowly

  • The Hidden Benefits of Hiking

    Mary Hunter
    25 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Hiking and Its Hidden Benefits Hiking is great way to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the outdoors. One of the main advantages of hiking is that it is an activity that is highly adaptable to many individual circumstances, such as fitness level, free time, monetary constraints, and length of travel desired. In fact, this sport is one of the easiest physical pastimes to begin enjoying. Aside from providing a great source of physical activity and exercise, this fun hobby also has many hidden benefits that you will enjoy as you explore the hiking opportunities available in your locality. Fight…
  • Awesome Workouts You can do With Just a Pull Up Bar

    Mary Hunter
    25 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
    5 Workouts that Only Require a Pull Up Bar You can have an awesome workout even without any equipment! All you need to get in shape is yourself – push-ups, sit-ups, body weight squats and sprints can all be done without workout equipment of any kind. If you add a single piece of equipment – a pull-up bar – the possibilities for your workout are almost endless. While a lateral bar about 6 – 9 feet off the ground may not sound terribly modern, exciting or intimidating, the truth is that innocent looking length of metal is about to put you through a routine that will leave you completely…
  • Reasons Why Protein is Good for Weight Loss

    Mary Hunter
    25 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Why is Protein Good for Weight Loss? What goes in to your body affects how well your body maintains itself. That’s why your diet is just as important as how much exercise you get, especially when you’re trying to cut the pounds and add some lean muscle mass to your body. The problem is that too many people focus on things like herbs, how much fat is in food, and other minute details that may not have as great of an influence on weight loss as you may have been lead to believe. The answer to your weight loss woes may be simpler than you ever imagined. By shifting your diet to…
  • Post Workout Stretches To Combat Muscle Soreness

    Mary Hunter
    25 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    4 Stretches to do after a workout Are you trying to take control of your health? Do you want to reach all of your fitness goals this year? If you do, then don’t get injured before you can reach your most important goals! Did you know stretching after your workout is one of the most important actions you can take after all of that hard work so that prevent against injury? Stretching is not just important for flexibility. It’s also beneficial to preventing muscle injuries and to allow your muscles to heal faster. If you’ve ever had a hard session in the gym, then you know how…
  • How We Sabotage Our Health and Fitness Goals

    Mary Hunter
    25 May 2015 | 4:21 pm
    Tips to Stop Ruining Your Own Goals Are you trying to get in shape? Trying to run a marathon? Trying to reach a new weight? Trying to get a six pack? Do you have that you go through the ebb and flow of an exercise routine — pushing yourself extremely hard only to skip one day and think you’ll never progress? If you’re on a roller coaster of health and fitness goals, then it’s hard to stay on track and feel good about what you are doing. The worst feeling in the world is the feeling of hopelessness. Feeling like you aren’t doing enough, or you aren’t…
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  • Restaurant Revolution: When Healthier Menus = Healthier Profits & Healthier Kids

    HealthHabits
    4 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    In April 2012, Silver DIner, a full-service family restaurant chain with 15 locations in Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey, made three major changes to its children’s menu in order to make healthier items easier to choose. Meals were re-designed to meet or exceed nutrition standards set by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program (59%,…
  • Junk Food Can Damage Your Metabolism In Just 5 Days

    HealthHabits
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    The human body is an amazing machine. Capable of: Climbing mountains, Adapting to environments as disparate as the arctic and the tropical rain forest. Running for hundreds of kilometres at a stretch, Lifting freakishly heavy weights. Amazing technological advances, Creating art that can elevate the soul Unfortunately, what your body can’t do is consume junk food…
  • Oscillation Training – Get Stronger, Get Fitter, Get Healthier

    HealthHabits
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    A couple of years ago I wrote an article entitled Increase Your Bench Press…thanks to Koji Murofushi. In that article, I introduced you to oscillation training and how you can use this training method to: rehab injuries, prevent injuries, improve muscle imbalances, thereby increasing strength, and agility, and speed, and power Since then, I have…
  • Fitbit Surge Review : Is this the fitness tracker you’ve been looking for?

    HealthHabits
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, steps are just the beginning. Fitbit tracks every part of your day – including activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep – to help find your fit, stay motivated and see how small steps make a big difference. https://fitbit.com Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Fitbit via Mode Media>.…
  • A Diet for People Who Can’t Stick to a DIet

    HealthHabits
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    No one likes dieting.  Just thinking of… Counting calories, or Eating fewer carbs, or Avoiding white foods, or Cutting back on fat, or Living off of lemon juice, cayenne pepper & maple syrup, or Writing down everything you eat, or Eating nothing but kale, or Drinking 20 glasses of water per day, or Chewing each…
 
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  • Introducing The Primal Endurance Podcast!

    Mark Sisson
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Back in November of 2013, we published our first Primal Blueprint Podcast, and have since published a total of 69 weekly feature-length episodes, along with over 100 audio recordings of Mark’s Daily Apple articles. Check out each of the feature-length shows here at the Archives. We started this venture on a whim, noticing that podcasting was becoming pretty popular. Since then, podcasts have become one of the most prominent emerging media forms in our high tech world, and the Primal Blueprint Podcast and the Mark’s Daily Apple audio narrations have become a major element of our…
  • Dear Mark: Your Milk Questions Answered

    Mark Sisson
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    For today’s Dear Mark, I’m responding to as many of the questions and concerns relayed in the comment section of last week’s raw milk post. You guys had a lot of them, ranging from whether raw milk can help with eczema and adult asthma, if homogenization is dangerous, why raw milk might taste and smell fishy, to how many people get sick from pasteurized milk. I also respond to reports of raw milk not being a panacea for immune health, and even an active impediment to it. Lots of ground is covered today, so let’s get right to it. Here we go: Is homogenization…
  • Get a 5-Year Supply of Primal Kitchen™ Mayo for FREE

    Mark Sisson
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    How would you like to a win a 5-year supply of Primal Kitchen™ Mayo? You have the opportunity to do just that today…but more on that in a moment. This is just one of several special offers I have in store for Mark’s Daily Apple readers in coming weeks (lots of chances to win!). I know almost all of you are aware by now, most of you probably even have a jar or three in your fridge as I type this, but for those of you who’ve been living under a rock, Primal Kitchen Mayo—the first ever paleo/Primal mayonnaise using avocado oil instead of nasty industrial oils—was released a few…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 349

    Mark Sisson
    24 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sweepstakes of the Week: Enter to win a 5-year supply of Primal Kitchen™ Mayo Tomorrow’s your last chance to get the Autoimmune Wellness Bundle: more than 40 premier autoimmune resources, a $500+ value, for just $39. If any Primal Blueprint Podcast listeners would be so kind, please fill out this survey when you have a chance. Thanks! Research of the Week Researchers just found stone tools from 3.3 million years ago, pushing hominid technology back 700,000 years. Despite their bamboo diets, pandas still have the guts of carnivores. Poor pandas. Preschoolers by and large are not…
  • Portobella Chorizo Burgers

    Guest
    23 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is a guest post by Emily Schromm, of SuperheroUnleashed.com. Good morning, world! Emily Schromm here. My philosophy is this: there is an inner superhero in us all, and it’s OUR duty to UNLEASH it. I am from Denver, Colorado, unleashing my own superhero by way of lifting heavy things, eating bacon, and training clients all around the world. Formerly on some reality television shows and also recently named Women’s Health Magazine’s Next Fitness Star, you better believe it took some good gut-healing food and lots of lifting for me to feel the confidence I feel today. Now, by way of…
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    Fingertips

  • Fear of the Future

    linda
    23 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    For months now I have been contemplating my future now that I'm alone again. I find myself asking, "where do I go from here?" I didn't really have an answer for that question when I was part of a couple, but I always assumed that with another person around, the future would unfold with tweaks from both parties and everything would be alright in the long run. But now I am single. And my future looks like a big blank canvas. As an artist, a big blank canvas isn't a source of intimidation, but a symbol of opportunity and endless possibility. So why can't I see the big blank canvas of my life…
  • Wellness Prescription

    linda
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:05 pm
    I recently blogged that I retained the services of a life coach. His name is George. I love George! When I hear the name George, I'm always reminded of the abominable snowman from the cartoon days of my youth. "Oh look, my very own bunny rabbit! I want to hug him and squeeze him and pet him and name him George!" But I digress. I wanted to elaborate upon the wellness prescription that George has given me. 1) Exercise: I endeavor to run 2 miles, 3x/week in order to improve my cardiovascular endurance without beating up my body. On difficult days, I use a mantra while I'm running: "change your…
  • Weekend Warrior?

    linda
    11 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    I love to run on Saturday mornings. I see so many more people running than on weekdays. And I say "hi" to all of them. Some of them, bless their hearts, look like they're laboring hard to get their workout in (probably like me!). And others are as cool and poised as can be, like they do this all the time.... I want to be like that some day.
  • Pathfinders Study at Duke

    linda
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    I was watching TV the other night, anticipating the 3 part series titled: Cancer, The Emperor of all Maladies, when another show preceded that one. Having recently worked a temporary position at a Duke Hospital, I was interested to hear about a pioneering study being done there called Pathfinders. The Pathfinders program is designed to address the mind, body and spiritual needs of each individual patient. Not only did this study explore the psychosocial aspects of living with a cancer diagnosis, they have holistic approach which puts the humanity back into medicine, that is often lost when a…
  • Getting a Life Coach

    linda
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    It's so easy to get off track of wellness goals. All we need in life is a major distraction and the new habits we're trying to establish get side-lined. In my job, I act as a cheerleader, of sorts, in order to get patients to move so that they do not lose function. In my life, I found I needed a cheerleader or guide so that I too could accomplish goals. I'm actually pretty good at the practicalities of life: I am able to feed myself, clothe myself, work a job and pay my bills. But living life is about more than surviving. How do we make our life the stuff that our wildest dreams are made of.
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Symptoms of Depression

    fitness guy
    25 May 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Depression is a very serious problem for many people and families and one of the real problems is that as a person starts to fall into depression the change is gradual and even your family does not see it coming until you need help.You may have been feeling low for some time, or have noticed that someone close to you appears to be out of sorts, and you may be wondering whether this could be depression; here we list the most common symptoms of depression and how it could be affecting you or a loved one.Initial Signs of DepressionOne of the first signs of depression is that your sleep may be…
  • Quiet Saturday In the Hospital

    fitness guy
    23 May 2015 | 3:44 pm
    So yesterday went mostly according to plan for my daughters double nephrectomy. But still a hell of a ride for us. And some complications at the end.My wife Michelle and Taylor slept in the hospital room on Thursday night and then I met them at the hospital at around 7:30 after getting the dogs in order for the day and making sure to pack up some stuff for the day at the hospitalGetting prepped for NephrectomyA nervous Michelle with Taylor before surgeryTaylor was wheeled out of the room Alberta Childrens Hospital at around 9:00 am or so and then we talked with the urologist who was doing the…
  • Double Nephrectomy Tomorrow Morning

    fitness guy
    21 May 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Tomorrow my daughter goes under the knife for the first of two surgeries this Summer and I can tell you that I am a bit nervous to say the least.I have written about Taylor’s kidney issues before but as a refresher, she has a disease called Nephronthesys which is a problem with the filters in her kidneys. Because of this genetic disorder that was carried unknowingly from both my wife Michelle and I, her kidneys were expected to fail by the time she was 13. She is 15 now.A double Nephrectomy is an operation where both kidneys are removed and my daughter Taylor needs this as her…
  • How to get a great nights sleep

    fitness guy
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I have written a little bit in the past about how important it is to get a good nights sleep but I never really laid out a plan for the best way to get a good nights sleep so I thought that i would do that now.First of all I believe that it is important to get enough sleep. I know that we all hear about, and sometimes even meet people that can get by just fine on four hours sleep.The people at the other end of the spectrum that need 11 hours sleep are never going to admit it because they will be looked at as being lazy no matter how unfair that is.How much sleep do you need?So to get a good…
  • Where To Buy Raw Food

    fitness guy
    18 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    It is not as easy to buy raw food as you might think when you start out on a raw food diet. Many items on the supermarket shelves appear raw when really they are not.Some, like cashews and many other nuts, may even be labeled raw when in fact they have been subjected to very high temperatures in the process of extracting them from their shells.Buying Raw Food Online?The good news is that it is possible to obtain many of these items in their truly raw form. You may find some things in your local health food store, but it is often easier to order online. It is so easy these days to buy…
 
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Choose Your Words Carefully When Motivating Your Young Athletes

    21 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Your kids want you to be proud of them. This need for a parent’s approval can be a powerful or destructive force when it comes to youth sports. When we communicate goals for our budding superstars, the wording we choose can make all the difference.   New research out of Ithaca College shows the effect parents can have on their kids’ game-time anxiety, which can directly impact their performance and overall enjoyment of the game. Miranda Kaye, a professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Ithaca, knew from previous research that a coach exerts the primary influence…
  • 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…
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Move It May: Goals

    Angie
    1 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    I must get back on the fitness wagon. I have been down and out but want/NEED to get moving. My goal for may is to MOVE IT every day. It doesn’t matter what it is, I just have to get up and move. I’m looking for workouts that don’t involve my arms so much. At […] The post Move It May: Goals appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
  • Summer Camp for Kids Affected by Cancer

    Angie
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    This is a sponsored blog post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Angel On My Shoulder to review this product. Summer Camps Help Kids Affected By Cancer Summer is just around the corner and while both kids and parents anxiously await a much-needed vacation, there are a […] The post Summer Camp for Kids Affected by Cancer appeared first on 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 & […] The post Prepping for Our Trip to Washington, D.C. appeared first on 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 because […] The post Mandala Coloring: Relaxation Technique appeared first on 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 helps […] The post Monthly Goals: March 2015 appeared first on Losing It & Loving It.
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    BestHealth Mag

  • 3 Sundresses We Love for Summer

    mgreer
    25 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  By Ingrie Williams; Photos by Michael Crichton Short Description:  The sundress is an essential hot-weather must-have. Whether you prefer a statement-making maxi dress or something short and sweet, we've got a dress for you Slide Title:  A Dainty Slip Dress Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  With an eye-catching print, dainty sash belt and banded hem finish, this slip dress doesn't skimp on details. Pair it with brown leather sandals to complete the look. Ann Taylor, $139 Exclude from MSN:  Exclude…
  • Do's and Don'ts to Beat Bloating

    mgreer
    25 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
  • Your Complete Guide to Reading Food Labels

    mgreer
    25 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
  • Essai2 - Eric

    admin
    25 May 2015 | 4:41 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Slide Title:  Slide1 Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Slide 2 Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Slide 3 Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Slide 4 Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Slide 5 Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Slide 6 Image:  Is an…
  • 10 secrets of the perfect DIY manicure

    mgreer
    19 May 2015 | 12:19 pm
 
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    GymJunkies.com

  • Six-Pack Abs

    Gym Junkies
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The question we get asked most at Gym Junkies: How to get six pack abs. Want to know what really works?  What’s the number one thing on your fitness wish list? Is it chiseled arms? Killer legs? A broad, ripped back? Well for a majority of people, it’s simple – they want six pack abs. Or any abs, really – just something other than the less-than-chiseled tire currently residing on their stomach. Who doesn’t want six-pack abs? After all, … The post Six-Pack Abs appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Body Types

    Gym Junkies
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    The 3 body types: What is your body type and what training and diet are best for your needs? Imagine you’re out to eat with a friend at your favorite Italian restaurant. You’re both on a healthy kick right now – you’ve been exercising, eating healthy and trying to learn as much about nutrition as you can. With us so far? Then your friend decides to order pasta. What gives? You start thinking and realize she eats pasta a lot. … The post Body Types appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

    Gym Junkies
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Boosting testosterone is all the rage nowadays. Are you looking for safe, legal, natural ways to boost testosterone? Let’s face it, testosterone is what makes us men. Unfortunately, as we age, or due to various medical conditions, our bodies produce less of it. This is why countless men turn to some drastic measures like performance enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, many people do this illegally and without the guidance of a doctor. The flip-side of the coin is reaching for some expensive … The post Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Somnapure Review

    Gym Junkies
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Recently, there’s been a lot of talk in countless reputable medical journals regarding Americans not getting enough sleep. Are you one of them? As you may know, every adult should be getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. And when we say sleep, we mean sleep. That doesn’t mean going to bed at 10 and waking up at 5 for a total of 7 hours of sleep. You should really aim to be asleep by 10, which means … The post Somnapure Review appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
  • Chest Workout Secrets

    Gym Junkies
    18 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    We all went to get more out of every chest workout. Want to save time and gain more? What types of exercises do you focus on when you want to build up a set of ripped, strong pecs? Are you tired of the same old bench press routines? If you’re on top of your diet, rest and supplements, but you’re just not seeing any more growth from your workouts, it’s time for a change. When it comes to building muscle, … The post Chest Workout Secrets appeared first on GymJunkies.com.
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    Yum Yucky

  • How I Stopped Binge Eating + Tips to Overcome the Eating Disorder

    yumyucky
    22 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The struggle was real ya’ll. This is my binge eating story, including how I overcame the eating disorder and tips on how to stop overeating. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post How I Stopped Binge Eating + Tips to Overcome the Eating Disorder appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Chocolate Cupcake Luna Bar. Does it taste like real cake?

    yumyucky
    19 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Whoa. I am looking fabulously horrid in this picture. And now that the ugly elephant in the room as been addressed, let’s get on with this. Shall we? I am a cake connoisseur. And ya, I had to Google the word “connoisseur” to get the spelling right. I am the world’s most renown, self-appointed, leading authority on judging the goodness of all things cakey. My taste buds are quite refined and on point when it comes to identifying the most delectable flavors, textures and fanciness of anything that has to do with cake. So how does the Chocolate Cupcake Luna Bar measure up…
  • Matthew wears my wig.

    yumyucky
    15 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Now you know what we do in the evenings. The gremlin-kids were already in bed when we filmed this. Next morning they complained that we were too loud making the video. Sorry, kids. Daddy needs his wig. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Matthew wears my wig. appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Anaconda Mouth

    yumyucky
    11 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Matthew is greedy, yet accuses me of being an Anaconda mouth. He is a food bully. I am the victim in this situation. I need you to feel sorry for me. Sidenote: You may have noticed that things have changed around this blog just a bit (lots more videos). I hope you don’t mind. I’m just going with the flow so I can keep this blogging game feeling like fun. xo! LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Anaconda Mouth appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Abs Progress Pictures: C-Section, Loose Skin, Stretch Marks, Scarring

    yumyucky
    6 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hi Guys. It’s time for abs progress pictures! My abs have been so darn stubborn, yet I’m happy with my progress. Excess belly fat has been the toughest kind of fat to rid myself of, but it’s still possible to get abs you can be happy with despite the circumstances of life (pregnancies, stretch marks, loose skin, etc) In the video are more pictures of my abs, and my thoughts on being happy with an imperfect mid-section. I hope you have a wonderful, productive, happy day. LET’S BE FRIENDS! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Abs Progress Pictures:…
 
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  • If You Want To Lose Fat, and Keep It Off, Don’t Fall For The Low-Carb Trap

    JC Deen
    14 May 2015 | 11:46 am
      Low carb diets have their place in the world. Especially ketogenic diets for those with major health issues (think epilepsy and various neurological issues). But for fat loss? They work, but may not be entirely ideal, and we’ll get to covering that in a bit. However, before you go any further, I want to […]
  • How To Train Properly For Fat Loss

    JC Deen
    8 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    In today’s video and podcast, I give you what I feel are the best methods to use when training for fat loss.
  • “I have trouble losing fat in my tummy and getting stronger” [reader question]

    JC Deen
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Today’s podcast topic comes from a reader request: “I have trouble losing fat in my tummy and getting stronger” and we’re covering that topic, fairly succinctly. First we talk about how body fat is distributed, and why the last bit of fat on the abs, love handles, glutes and hips tends to be the last […]
  • 5 Common Diet Excuses Too Many People Make

    JC Deen
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    Many people feel they don’t have time to eat right because of their busy lives. “I don’t have time” is a common phrase these days. When it comes time to work out, or eat better, or make dinner (or breakfast or lunch), or track calories, it’s easily to write yourself off as having too much […]
  • 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 […]
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    Turbulence Training

  • Pushups and Chinups in Denver

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    Flew to Denver on Monday, and since my arms weren't too tired (LOL at my original jokez!) I hit the gym this morning for an upper body session. 1A) Pushups (1-1-1-1) - 5x201B) Chinups - 5x82A) DB CSR - 4x102B) Shoulder Press - 4x10Tomorrow will be a heavy squat day, week 3 of the current 4-week program. Thursday I'll bench, and Saturday or Sunday will be heavy deadlifting. Until then, lots of
  • Check these abs and take the test

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    26 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    Take a look at these abs…then ask yourself this question…Who do you think these amazing abs belong to?  Is it…  A) A BodybuilderB) A Fitness ModelC) A FighterD) A SprinterE) Bally the DogTake a guess and see if you're right. Click on your answer.On the next page, you'll learn not only who these world class abs belong to, you'll also learn how you can train EXACTLY the same way to
  • Weekend Update and Deadlift to Denver

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    25 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    Had a great weekend. Lots of training, good food, and even a couple of movies. I might be slowing down in my old age.Started off with an early Saturday morning trip to the YMCA for a Trap Bar Deadlift session. Hit 335 for 5 and 225 for 23 reps. Workout looked like this:1A) Snatch - 3x51B) Box Jump2A) Trap Bar Deadlift2B) Box Jump3A) Shrug3B) Leg CurlGood times were had by all, I think, except
  • The Deadlift Plan from Denver to Diego

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 May 2015 | 11:38 am
    Long walk in the Old Grove today, a forest near the farm, and did some bodyweight mobility in the garage. I will deadlift on Saturday morning. Trip to Toronto after. Flight to Denver on Monday (it's good to travel on holidays). Week in Denver, then off to TT Summit on the 4th of June. Legendary weekend planned. Will deadlift before I go to SD, and then maybe again at Fit Gym in downtown SD.
  • What to do in Toronto

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Well, here's a non-training random post for you. A friend of mine is visiting Toronto this summer with her husband and they are staying the swanky Yorkville neighborhood. She asked me what to do. Here are my not-as-lame-as-they-used-to-be-but-still-not-super-amazing recommendations. If you have some, add them. Thanks!1) Walking Toursa) Get a cab to the Beaches neighborhood on Friday or Saturday
 
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  • If You Want To Lose Fat, and Keep It Off, Don’t Fall For The Low-Carb Trap

    JC Deen
    14 May 2015 | 11:46 am
      Low carb diets have their place in the world. Especially ketogenic diets for those with major health issues (think epilepsy and various neurological issues). But for fat loss? They work, but may not be entirely ideal, and we’ll get to covering that in a bit. However, before you go any further, I want to […]
  • How To Train Properly For Fat Loss

    JC Deen
    8 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    In today’s video and podcast, I give you what I feel are the best methods to use when training for fat loss.
  • “I have trouble losing fat in my tummy and getting stronger” [reader question]

    JC Deen
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Today’s podcast topic comes from a reader request: “I have trouble losing fat in my tummy and getting stronger” and we’re covering that topic, fairly succinctly. First we talk about how body fat is distributed, and why the last bit of fat on the abs, love handles, glutes and hips tends to be the last […]
  • 5 Common Diet Excuses Too Many People Make

    JC Deen
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    Many people feel they don’t have time to eat right because of their busy lives. “I don’t have time” is a common phrase these days. When it comes time to work out, or eat better, or make dinner (or breakfast or lunch), or track calories, it’s easily to write yourself off as having too much […]
  • 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 […]
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Eat This Instead: Caramel Energy Turtle Bites {Vegan} {Gluten-Free}

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    26 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    A few years ago while I was playing around in the kitchen, I created my gluten-free, vegan turtle bites: This was the first recipe where Dan actually contributed ideas and suggestions so that by after a few tweaks, these babies were perfect. I even sold them here on the blog! Turtle Bites were our go to snacks for before workouts and for long runs. An easy grab that I could bag, put in my CamelBack and go. Unfortunately, somewhere along the road life got busy, turtle bites were simply a memory and packaged items like Quest Bars and Stingers took their place. Well, that’s changing! I love…
  • 6 Days Away: Getting Mentally Strong Is More Important Than Physically

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    25 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Anyone that has ever raced or participated in a sporting event of any kind can tell you, it’s around 10% ability and 90% mental. We’ve all seen the best athletes fall apart during a game. Anyone watch golf? Okay, probably not many of you and it’s okay to calll me crazy, but I LOVE watching golf on television. Most people compare it to watching grass grow, or paint dry, but I personally love it. Anyways, I remember watching Rory McIlroy play in the masters a few years ago (2011). For days he had been playing beautifully. Yes, golf is a sport that can be played beautifully (just not by…
  • The Quest For The Crest: What I Do Differently The Week Before A Race

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Today is a big day… It’s exactly one week until Dan and I head off to Burnsville, NC to attempt to conquer the Quest For The Crest. I won’t lie, we’re both kind of freaking out and wondering, “what were we thinking!?” Training has been stellar this week, legs are fried and I have just 2 more workouts before it’s time to rest these stems! Workouts have pretty much consisted of the following: Lunge Jumps Step-Ups Incline Trainer (this treadmill is amazing) StairMaster And yea… that’s about it. Well, except for a few kettlebell exercises at least. Basically, I…
  • The Mile High Partner Boot Camp Workout

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    21 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have a fun workout for you today. Something quite different but crazy fun and challenging (in a good way). Yesterday I mentioned that I led the boot camp sponsored by Gnarly for Blend. It was a hit and I thought many of you who workout with a friend or if you lead a boot camp yourself might be interested? In fact, though I was jealous I wasn’t able to participate (because I was training), I did do the workout with Ashton before I left to “test the waters” and I’m glad I did! You won’t need a single piece of equipment. But you do need a large space for running, or a treadmill.
  • The Gnarliest Colorado Blend Retreat {Recap}

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Prepare for lots of pictures today friends! This past weekend I went to my #1 bucket list state… Colorado. For years, I have craved visiting this hippie state. I was just sure that I would fit right in, be blown away at the natural beauty and feel my hippiness wanting to break free. I was right. And I have Blend to thank for allowing me to have the experience. Friend + Blogger = Blend. It’s a weekend long retreat of hanging out with friends that normally are just friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogs. We actually get to see each other in the flesh and it’s…
 
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    James Clear

  • One Month Sabbatical: I’m Taking May Off From Writing

    James Clear
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As regular readers know, I believe that creative genius reveals itself when you show up consistently, put in enough repetitions, and focus on the system rather than the goal. This is one of the main reasons why I have published a new article nearly every Monday and Thursday since November 12, 2012. But I also believe in balance, rejuvenation, and the importance of play and having fun. Recovery is non-negotiable. And for that reason, I’m choosing to take a sabbatical from writing during the month of May. This is the fourth time I’ve done this. I usually take one break around May or June…
  • You’re Not Ready for Marriage

    James Clear
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Sometime in 2014, two famous men walked into a recording studio. They were working on a rap album, but at this particular moment they were talking about marriage. The first man was someone you would expect to be working on a rap album. His real name was Olubowale Akintimehin, but he is better known as the hip hop artist Wale (pronounced WAH-lay). The second man was someone you would never expect to be working on a rap album, the popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Wale was partnering with Seinfeld for his fourth album, The Album About Nothing. During this particular session, he brought Seinfeld…
  • Design for Default: How to Optimize Your Daily Decisions

    James Clear
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:42 pm
    You might assume that humans buy products because of what they are, but the truth is that we often buy things because of where they are. For example, items on store shelves that are at eye level tend to be purchased more than items on less visible shelves. In the best-selling book Nudge (Kindle | Audiobook), authors Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein explain a variety of ways that our everyday decisions are shaped by the world around us. The effect that eye-level shelves have on our purchase habits is just one example. Here’s another: The ends of aisles are money-making machines for…
  • The More We Limit Ourselves, the More Resourceful We Become

    James Clear
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    In 1843, Soren Kierkegaard published his first major book, Either/Or (ebook), in which he tries to answer the question, “How should we live?” During a particularly interesting passage, the Danish philosopher discusses our tendency to see boredom as a negative influence and points out that we often use boredom as justification to jump continually from thing to thing. “One is weary of living in the country and moves to the city; one is weary of one’s native land and goes abroad; one is weary of Europe and goes to America, etc.; one indulges in the fanatical hope of an…
  • Announcing the 2015 Motivation and Willpower Seminar (Live Event on April 22nd)

    James Clear
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:27 pm
    Today I am excited to announce the 2015 Motivation and Willpower Seminar, which is a live online class that I will be hosting on April 22, 2015. Spring and summer are upon us and habits have a tendency to fade away when summer vacations and outdoor activities slide back into our schedules. It’s the perfect time to re-energize your efforts and learn how to maximize your willpower and motivation for the middle of the year. If you’re wondering, “Is this different than the Habits Seminar?” Yes, the Motivation and Willpower Seminar is a completely different class. But…
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    Hardcore Training Solutions

  • The PreWorkout Show Ep4: How To Generate Motivational Momentum

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

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

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

    coachsahil
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    My journey with supplements has been one helluva ride; around ten years ago, I was in my noob stage where I bought into everything. If it was the latest and greatest, then I wanted it. I wasn’t a hard sell either; all that was needed to convince me was some shiny packaging with an arbitrary graph showing how the product […] The post 3 Reasons Why An Unregulated Supplement Industry Is A Good Thing appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • The PreWorkout Show Ep3: The #1 Reason Why Most People Stay Fat & Miserable

    coachsahil
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Click Here to download mp3 Click Here to tweet about this Episode In today’s episode of the PreWorkout Show, you’re going to learn the number one reason why most people stay fat and miserable. And it might surprise you to hear this, but it’s not for the lack of trying or even keeping an open mind. […] The post The PreWorkout Show Ep3: The #1 Reason Why Most People Stay Fat & Miserable appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Healthy Living: Take the Road Already Traveled – #MyYoga

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

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

  • 5 Fabulous and Frugal Decorating DIYs

    Jenn
    23 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Let’s face it, decorating your home can be an expensive task. Well, it doesn’t have to be. We are finishing our basement so I have been looking for decorating ideas around the internet. Here are some inspiring decorating DIYs for your home’s decor that won’t break the bank. DIY Orb Chandelier Orb chandeliers can be super expensive. The gals at Tatertots and Jello created this project for only $165. Similar chandeliers retail for over $600. You go girls! Personlized Watercolor Art I love this idea. It’s a chance to create and have fun without worrying about the…
  • 10 Awesome Phone Apps for Busy Moms

    Jenn
    19 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Let’s face it, moms these days are BUSY! There is a lot on our plate each and every day. We all need a little escape from time to time. For me, I take a bit of “chill out” time while on the school pick up line or waiting for soccer practice to end. There’s not much productive work I can get done in that 10-20 minutes. So, what’s a busy mom to do during these precious minutes? I say, enjoy some awesome phone apps! This is the one time in my day when I am an app addict. I love the big screen on my Motorola DROID Turbo from Verizon Wireless too! Here are the apps…
  • Dress for Your Body Type With Help From Monroe and Main

    Jenn
    16 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Our beautiful bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Do you embrace your body type when you dress? Do you even know what your body type is? The folks at Monroe and Main help women confidently dress to fit her style needs, balance her shape, and flatter her figure as her body ages. They are poised to be an  industry leader in clothing that fits various body types covering sizes 6-24 or S-3X. They have something for nearly everyone. Tips to Dress for Your Body Type The first step is figuring out your body shape. When you don’t dress right for your personal shape, it can really throw off…
  • Hate Working Out? 10 Tips To Make Exercise Fun!

    Jenn
    16 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Fitness is sometimes one of those words that makes people cringe, and words like workout and exercise can conjure up feelings of dread and anxiety. Fitness  exercise does not have to be dreadful, overwhelming or boring. Fitness is obviously important for your health. It will give you more energy, strength and the ability to live a fuller lifestyle. You know it, but how can you make it fun?. There are many ways to get fit without the usual gym-type routines. Exercise can be a positive and an uplifting portion of your day. 10 Tips To Make Exercise Fun! 1. Sports If you love sports, find a…
  • The Next Family Movie On Our List: Disney’s TOMORROWLAND

    Jenn
    14 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    My family is so excited about Disney’s TOMORROWLAND. How about yours? Have you seen the previews yet? They are just getting better and better. I’m especially excited that the movie is rated PG so that it’s super age appropriate for both of my kids. The official movie “One Liner” is as follows: In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. With George Clooney as a main character, what’s not to…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • 25 Ways To Live A Longer, Better Life

    Kate Galliett
    14 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re going to do something, you may as well do it well. And when it comes to doing the thing of “living life”, I’m of the mind that doing it big, wild, joyfully, and for as long as you can, is a good way to go. Life is about having great experiences and doing fun things with your favorite people. In a high-five from the Universe, many of the things that make for a rich life also make for a long one. Every now and then it’s good to revisit the factors and actions that we can take control of that gives back to us in the form of longevity. Capitalize on the ingrained health…
  • Fixing Repetitive Movement Strains: A Checklist

    Kate Galliett
    7 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    My phone beeped. Looking down, I saw a text from my best friend who just had a kiddo: “Hey, the exercises you are showing in DeskStrong are actually good for moms too. I have tendonitis from holding the baby…” I responded: “You do?? Wow! I hadn’t even considered the body positioning you’re in all the time these days as a new mom but that’s absolutely logical that you’re feeling pain.” “Totally. Both hands hurt and from my shoulders to my lower back and wrists, you never use those muscles that way and now I’m using them one way a lot! It’s bad, and your article and…
  • What To Do If You’re Healthy And Your Back Hurts

    Kate Galliett
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    “If I am otherwise healthy and active, why does my lower back continue to give me problems? I think this limits my abilities in my recreational pursuits like cycling, crossfit, running and obstacle races.   It does limit my daily activities from time to time. I have tried various techniques, but nothing has really worked all that well. What gives?” This is a question that was sent to me by a reader of Fit For Real Life. Every week, I get variations of the exact same question. So in today’s post, we’re going to explore what to do if you’re healthy and your back hurts. To be “pain…
  • When Hurdles Stand In The Way Of Your Goals

    Kate Galliett
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    My feet balanced on two little stubs that protruded from the inverted wall. Looking to secure myself, I clenched my fingers on the parts of the wall that stuck out far enough to make use of. My eyes looked up to find the next hand hold… And that’s when the sinking feeling really set in. I could see the next hold. It was all that stood between me and the last meter of this bouldering route. But I had no idea how to re-position my body to reach it. And that’s when I let go. Going up! I dropped the four and a half meters to the mats below. A guy attempting the same route as me took his…
  • One Often Overlooked Key To Improving Your Fitness

    Kate Galliett
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you’re struggling with your fitness practice, you’re probably asking yourself one of these questions, too: What actually needs to go into moving your fitness practice forward? How do you actually ‘get better’ at something? When does ‘proficiency’ set in? To answer this, I grabbed my camera and headed outside to film this short video for you. In it, I discuss one element that needs to be at the core of your training, and what childhood mathematics can teach you about it. Give it a watch and then tell me what you think: “How does repetition and novelty factor fit in to the…
 
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  • Taste of Haiti Miami

    Jacques Laventure
    13 May 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Taste of Haiti Miami The Haitian Culinary Alliance (HCA) founded by some talented Haitian Culinary Professionals, decided to do its part in the promotion of Haiti and its gastronomy. Gastronomy is an important ingredient in the promotion of tourism, and as Chefs, Culinary & Hospitality Professionals we view ourselves as ambassadors working at introducing the wonderful flavors that Haiti has to offer to the world. When you talk about Haitian food in the United States, most people think Griot, Rice & Beans, and our most famous Soupe de Giromond. But there is more to our culinary…
  • Patience For Fat Loss

    Jacques Laventure
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    Editor Note: It’s typical of a newbie to plan too far with regards to their weight loss program and end up under-eating (consuming much less calories than necessary to lose fat). I was one of those newbies. Once that newbie reaches their desired weight and decides to revisit their old eating habits as they appear to be healthier now, they gain all that weight right back. The ultimate goal when cutting is to reach the “ideal weight” and maintain it. My advice is not to aim for weight but to aim for fat loss alone, which is for the most part observed visually (BMI calculators…
  • Be Fit 4 Life

    Jacques Laventure
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:52 am
    Edit: What does it mean to be fit for Life?  About half of those who start a new exercise program. I abandon it within three to six months. The reason is no mystery—people are lazy. It’s not our fault. Evolution has instilled in each of us a strong instinct to avoid unnecessary exertion. So if you want to build a lasting exercise habit  you need to overcome this instinct. The good news is that in recent years, the busy field of exercise psychology has come up with a number of effective tricks to help us in this process. Here are six of them. Find the Right Fit Many beginning…
  • 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…
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • 3 Things to Build a STRONG Body and Mind

    Pamela Hernandez
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    May has become the busiest month of the year for me. I’ve always believed there are two busy seasons for fitness professionals. The first of course is January. New Year’s resolutions bring in a flurry of new clients with a renewed desire to live fit and healthy. The second is when the weather gets warm, sometime in May for the Ozarks. The shorts and tank tops come out and women get very self-conscious about their bodies. Sometimes it is because last year’s clothes don’t fit. Sometimes it’s because they realize that their bodies aren’t prepared for the active outdoor season to…
  • How Much Protein is Too Much Ep 125

    Brian Duncan
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question…how much protein is too much? In this video: How Much Protein is TOO MUCH Protein. Factors that change the answer. The post How Much Protein is Too Much Ep 125 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • How Your Fears Can Inspire Your Dreams

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    This exploration of fear started with an Instagram photo. On a day when I posted a “this is me tired” selfie, a client said it was nice to know I am human. What? I started to ponder my online image. Do I appear “super human”? I hope not because I can assure you I have challenges just like everyone else. I get tired, cranky and have mornings were I don’t want to get out of bed. I have dreams and fears just like anyone else. Then last week while I was working out, I was listening to a “very special episode” of the WYCWYC podcast on FEAR. Roni and Carla bared their souls about…
  • Farmers Market Finds: Cooking with Fresh Herbs and Pea Shoots

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    I must confess a cooking sin. It is something that has plagued me for many years, something that I am only now learning how to address. I have been using dried herbs when it says fresh in a recipe. I never understood the error of my ways until I started buying fresh herbs at the farmers market. It started slowly enough, a year two ago, with basil. Basil makes great pasta dishes and pesto. It’s an economical purchase because you can put it in a vase with water and it continues to grow. I can get weeks worth of basil from a single $1 purchase. I love how it makes my kitchen smell. It’s a…
  • 4 Healthy Ways to Satisfy A Chocolate Craving

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    You can have chocolate morning, noon and night and still meet your fitness goals. You can have it for breakfast without a sugar rush. You can have it with lunch without a second thought. You can have it with a good book before bed. Sounds like a dream come true. Perhaps even too good to be true? I would never do that to you. I always strive to give you the truth as I know it and tell it like it is. It is true you can enjoy chocolate all day, gain the health benefits it provides but without all the added sugar. How is this possible? I have two words for you. Chocolate Tea Who ever thought to…
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  • Essential Oils Every Athlete Needs

    Sheila Thomas
    24 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    As an athlete, you are all too aware of the sore muscles, bruises, and aches that come from strenuous exercise. Thankfully, Young Living Essential Oils can help in the recovery process. Here are just a few essential oils every athlete needs. Lavender Essential Oil Lavender Essential Oil has some pretty amazing healing benefits for athletes. After a long run or when you have overworked muscles, reach for the Lavender EO. It’s easy to make a massage oil out of it. Just mix 3-5 drops of Lavender EO with two tablespoons of coconut or jojoba oil. Massage this into sore muscles and achey…
  • Treat Your Feet to Vionic Shoes #SoleStory

    Sheila Thomas
    23 May 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Disclosure ~ Living Smart Girl was compensated with product to join forces in sharing about @Vionicshoes and #SoleStory . Growing up I was like most young girls.   Wanted to wear the latest fashion on my feet, didn’t worry about what I might have to deal with some day, for how uncomfortable my shoes were at the time.  Well, in my early 30’s I started really having issues with my feet.  I have always had that lump on the inside by my big toe, and was told it was a bunion but I honestly didn’t know what a bunion was or what kind of pain they could cause.  Man, did I find…
  • Disney’s Tomorrowland Movie Review

    Sheila Thomas
    22 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl was given movie passes to preview Tomorrowland. All opinions are solely that of Amy’s, who had the pleasure of seeing the movie.  As a kid, Tomorrowland was my favorite part of Disneyland. Not only because it just looked so cool, but it had really fun stuff to do. The Adventure Thru Inner Space was my favorite, before Star Tours opened that is… For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, the ride shrunk you down while you were sitting in a blue pod and you got to explore atoms while being the size of an atom. It amazed my curious mind.
  • Limited Offer: 2 for 1 Luxury Sandals Resorts

    Sheila Thomas
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    You’ve probably heard about Sandals resorts. Synonymous with quality, sheer luxury, and far flung exotic destinations, Sandals offer unrivalled award winning holidays exclusively to adults. Popular with honeymooners, these lavish escapes are the perfect place for romance, with holidays catering to loved up couples. You can fall in love all over again while drinking cocktails on fine sugar sand beaches, snorkelling in blue lagoons and enjoying fine cuisine. Christmas seems to have come early this year, with letsgo2 offering a tantalising 2 for 1 offer on seven night holidays in club…
  • Women and Weightlifting

    Sheila Thomas
    20 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    I am a HUGE believer in women weightlifting, for many reasons.    1, because I hate cardio and I find when I do cardio I just want to stick needles in my eyes because I find it boring, repetitive, and pointless.  Yes, many will disagree with me and yes I know cardio is good for your heart and blah blah..  But I get enough cardio in my life on a day to day basis so when I workout I turn to my weights.   How about you.. what is your favorite things to do ? The post Women and Weightlifting appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
 
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  • Our eBooks are now available directly from our website!

    Luke Scott
    13 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    For a while now you’ve been able to grab our two eBooks from the Amazon Store as well as the iTunes iBooks store. As of the week they have also been available directly from our website for download as PDFs.  To grab your copy visit: http://revo.pt/revoptebookstore These books contain all you need to get started with a mobility and flexibility program and will assist you to get more out of your training. We’d love to hear your thoughts on these books and any additional titles your like to see us work on into the future. We have big plans for these educational pieces and…
  • Welcome to the team: Jamie Crawford

    Luke Scott
    9 May 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Personal Trainer Jamie CrawfordRevolution Personal Training is delighted to welcome Jamie Crawford to our ever growing team of Elite Personal Trainers. Jamie comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience including competing at an elite level herself in boxing as well as tackling a number of debilitating injuries giving her a unique approach to performance problem solving and strength and conditioning. Jamie will be available for one on one personal training sessions in the evenings here at #RevoPT as well as running a number of our Group Personal Training classes at night. If you…
  • Well-done of your efforts in the events so far!

    Larissa Watt
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:57 pm
    At this point you may be sore – ensure you are actively recovering to ensure optimal performance and decrease your risk of injury. There’s two ways about this; 1. Actively recover (soft tissue massage, foam rolling, DO A MOBILITY CLASS –  ‘I am an office worker with lower back pain. It’s just so tight. Since attending mobility class regularly my back pain has disappeared’ -Adele M. 2. Adequately train for the upcoming event (work on developing your movement patterns, perfect the squat, open up your chest to prevent rounded back, loosen off the upper trap…
  • Surviving Easter

    Trish Gardiner
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Easter means different things to different people. We all have our traditions and beliefs. Some celebrate with family and friends and some go away but the one thing we all share and love is that we get at least four days off and lots of Easter eggs! So that brings me to the first part of this blog. Who doesn’t e Easter eggs, even if you don’t eat them they are just so pretty, this perfectly shaped egg in an array of sizes wrapped up in shiny coloured foil, some with bows, some filled with delicious treats. The excitement of peeling away that paper trying not to rip it (if you’re…
  • 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…
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  • Traditional Weight Loss Foods That Make You Gain Weight

    Steve
    24 May 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Weight Loss Foods That Make You Gain Weight and Alternatives That Won’t, as much…. You’re trying to lose weight. Welcome to the club. First, change that to “Trying to lose fat”, and you’ll be good. Next, check your diet. I’m going to parrot the same crap as every fitness pro out there: it’s 80% diet […] The post Traditional Weight Loss Foods That Make You Gain Weight appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • Fast Healthy Meals That Don’t Suck

    Steve
    15 May 2015 | 6:56 am
    Fast Healthy Meals That Don’t Suck   You can’t out exercise a bad diet. I’ve tried, and gotten my ass kicked every time. That being said, sometimes you have to grab a fast meal; your boss wants that report yesterday, or you’re late for the kids’ soccer practice (again). Just because you have no time […] The post Fast Healthy Meals That Don’t Suck appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • Do Saw Palmetto Benefits Include Fat Loss (or anything else)?

    Steve
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Do Saw Palmetto Benefits Include Fat Loss (or anything else)?     Do saw palmetto benefits include fat loss? There’s no shortage of things purported to help one lose fat. Saw Palmetto is just another entry on a long and distinguished list. Lord knows it would be nice if dropping some of that hard-earned blub […] The post Do Saw Palmetto Benefits Include Fat Loss (or anything else)? appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • Foods to Increase Testosterone and Help You Lose Belly Fat

    Steve
    25 Aug 2013 | 5:05 pm
    Foods to Increase Testosterone and Help You Lose Belly Fat   Are There Foods to Increase Testosterone? Judging by the sharp rise in radio ads on increasing testosterone, “Low-T”, and “men’s clinics”, many people have finally realized that boosting testosterone levels can help middle aged men loose fat, gain muscle, and become more studly in […] The post Foods to Increase Testosterone and Help You Lose Belly Fat appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
  • Lose Fat Quickly – Can I Do It Again?

    Steve
    20 Jul 2013 | 11:05 am
    Lose Fat Quickly – Can I Do It Again?   The “How Did I Get Fat Again” Fat Loss Challenge If you’ve ever wondered how to lose fat quickly, I sympathize, big time! When I got the ole belly fat back, it kind of snuck up and sucker punched me, right in the…. As you’ll notice from the […] The post Lose Fat Quickly – Can I Do It Again? appeared first on Belly Fat Loser.
 
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  • My Favorite Snack

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

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

    jillknapp
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:52 am
  • #getupandgetmoving90

    jillknapp
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    90 Day fitness challenge starting April 6th!!  Join in and by July 4th you will be so glad you did it!!  90 days of working out.  It can be a walk, run, fitness class anything you love to do.  You just need to workout for a total of 90 days.  If you start on the 6th 90 days will put you at July 4th.  By the end of the 90 days my hope is it will be a habit and you will want to keep going!  I love a good challenge!!  So join in and start today!!  I will keep you motivated with #getupandgetmoving90 over on instagram.  My instagram name is 100poundsgone.  So go to it and JUST DO IT!!
  • “GET UP and GET MOVING”

    jillknapp
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Spring is in the air it’s time to Get Moving!!  With Summer not to far off let’s make a point to sit in front of the TV less and Get Moving More!!  
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • 3 Things to Build a STRONG Body and Mind

    Pamela Hernandez
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    May has become the busiest month of the year for me. I’ve always believed there are two busy seasons for fitness professionals. The first of course is January. New Year’s resolutions bring in a flurry of new clients with a renewed desire to live fit and healthy. The second is when the weather gets warm, sometime in May for the Ozarks. The shorts and tank tops come out and women get very self-conscious about their bodies. Sometimes it is because last year’s clothes don’t fit. Sometimes it’s because they realize that their bodies aren’t prepared for the active outdoor season to…
  • How Much Protein is Too Much Ep 125

    Brian Duncan
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question…how much protein is too much? In this video: How Much Protein is TOO MUCH Protein. Factors that change the answer. The post How Much Protein is Too Much Ep 125 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • How Your Fears Can Inspire Your Dreams

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    This exploration of fear started with an Instagram photo. On a day when I posted a “this is me tired” selfie, a client said it was nice to know I am human. What? I started to ponder my online image. Do I appear “super human”? I hope not because I can assure you I have challenges just like everyone else. I get tired, cranky and have mornings were I don’t want to get out of bed. I have dreams and fears just like anyone else. Then last week while I was working out, I was listening to a “very special episode” of the WYCWYC podcast on FEAR. Roni and Carla bared their souls about…
  • Farmers Market Finds: Cooking with Fresh Herbs and Pea Shoots

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    I must confess a cooking sin. It is something that has plagued me for many years, something that I am only now learning how to address. I have been using dried herbs when it says fresh in a recipe. I never understood the error of my ways until I started buying fresh herbs at the farmers market. It started slowly enough, a year two ago, with basil. Basil makes great pasta dishes and pesto. It’s an economical purchase because you can put it in a vase with water and it continues to grow. I can get weeks worth of basil from a single $1 purchase. I love how it makes my kitchen smell. It’s a…
  • 4 Healthy Ways to Satisfy A Chocolate Craving

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    You can have chocolate morning, noon and night and still meet your fitness goals. You can have it for breakfast without a sugar rush. You can have it with lunch without a second thought. You can have it with a good book before bed. Sounds like a dream come true. Perhaps even too good to be true? I would never do that to you. I always strive to give you the truth as I know it and tell it like it is. It is true you can enjoy chocolate all day, gain the health benefits it provides but without all the added sugar. How is this possible? I have two words for you. Chocolate Tea Who ever thought to…
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    Comeback Momma

  • 5 Fabulous and Frugal Decorating DIYs

    Jenn
    23 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    Let’s face it, decorating your home can be an expensive task. Well, it doesn’t have to be. We are finishing our basement so I have been looking for decorating ideas around the internet. Here are some inspiring decorating DIYs for your home’s decor that won’t break the bank. DIY Orb Chandelier Orb chandeliers can be super expensive. The gals at Tatertots and Jello created this project for only $165. Similar chandeliers retail for over $600. You go girls! Personlized Watercolor Art I love this idea. It’s a chance to create and have fun without worrying about the…
  • 10 Awesome Phone Apps for Busy Moms

    Jenn
    19 May 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Let’s face it, moms these days are BUSY! There is a lot on our plate each and every day. We all need a little escape from time to time. For me, I take a bit of “chill out” time while on the school pick up line or waiting for soccer practice to end. There’s not much productive work I can get done in that 10-20 minutes. So, what’s a busy mom to do during these precious minutes? I say, enjoy some awesome phone apps! This is the one time in my day when I am an app addict. I love the big screen on my Motorola DROID Turbo from Verizon Wireless too! Here are the apps…
  • Dress for Your Body Type With Help From Monroe and Main

    Jenn
    16 May 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Our beautiful bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Do you embrace your body type when you dress? Do you even know what your body type is? The folks at Monroe and Main help women confidently dress to fit her style needs, balance her shape, and flatter her figure as her body ages. They are poised to be an  industry leader in clothing that fits various body types covering sizes 6-24 or S-3X. They have something for nearly everyone. Tips to Dress for Your Body Type The first step is figuring out your body shape. When you don’t dress right for your personal shape, it can really throw off…
  • Hate Working Out? 10 Tips To Make Exercise Fun!

    Jenn
    16 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Fitness is sometimes one of those words that makes people cringe, and words like workout and exercise can conjure up feelings of dread and anxiety. Fitness  exercise does not have to be dreadful, overwhelming or boring. Fitness is obviously important for your health. It will give you more energy, strength and the ability to live a fuller lifestyle. You know it, but how can you make it fun?. There are many ways to get fit without the usual gym-type routines. Exercise can be a positive and an uplifting portion of your day. 10 Tips To Make Exercise Fun! 1. Sports If you love sports, find a…
  • The Next Family Movie On Our List: Disney’s TOMORROWLAND

    Jenn
    14 May 2015 | 5:18 pm
    My family is so excited about Disney’s TOMORROWLAND. How about yours? Have you seen the previews yet? They are just getting better and better. I’m especially excited that the movie is rated PG so that it’s super age appropriate for both of my kids. The official movie “One Liner” is as follows: In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space. With George Clooney as a main character, what’s not to…
 
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  • Escaping the Bonds of Fast Food Chicken Addiction

    Dr. J
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) rocor/Flickr Disclaimer: I don’t eat chicken, but some of my best friends do. I am not talking here about the regular grocery store chicken or the happy free ranging bird that you prepare yourself. I am addressing fast food chicken. For the first time in a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef, and much of this is in the form of fast food chicken, with purveyors of the All-American burger adding chicken items like crazy to their menus. I imagine chickens are crossing the road in record numbers in an attempt to escape this carnage, but to no avail because…
  • Obesity Doesn’t Just Happen To Us

    Dr. J
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (C BY 2.0) mst7022/Flickr To paraphrase the wonderful dearly departed comedian Phyllis Diller after her near-death experience from a heart attack: Don’t worry about dying, you can’t do anything about it, it just happens to you! From everything I’ve been reading about obesity, it’s the same thing, We can’t do anything about it, it just happens to us. Now before you feel I have just gone all Alfred E Newman with this “What Me Worry” attitude about it all, think about all the studies on the topic of obesity and where the blame always goes as well as the…
  • Parents Tend to Feel Their Child is ‘About The Right Weight’

    Dr. J
    14 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Wellness Corporate Solutions/Flickr All parents care about their children. But there is a disconnect with parental caring when a child is overweight or obese. In spite of data to the contrary, the majority of parents feel that their child is “about the right weight.” according to a new study led by the New York University Langone Medical Center. These results are important because parents with accurate perceptions of their children’s weight are more likely to implement behavior changes, in themselves and the child, that could lead to weight reduction.
  • Speaking is Believing: How We Speak Affects How We See the World

    Dr. J
    7 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Eric Andresen/Flickr You’ve heard the expression, “Seeing is believing.” But let me tell you about a more profound adage: “How we speak becomes what we believe, which shapes how we see the world.” I learned this directly from the legendary architect and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller one evening in Indiana when I went to one of his lectures. I had first discovered Bucky through his book I Seem To Be a Verb while browsing the shelves of my college bookstore. Impressed with the book, I made sure to be there when Bucky came to campus to give a…
  • Adam Sandler and the Harmful Effects of Humor

    Dr. J
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Laughter may be the best medicine, but have you ever considered that humor may not always be funny, and even worse, can be very hurtful? Recently on the set of the latest Adam Sandler movie several Native American extras and actors quit, having had enough of his malodorous humor about putting your pee-pee in their tee-pee, Beaver Breath, and her named friends No-Bra and Sit’s-on-Face. There is a real corrosive effect from sexist and racist humor, and a prejudicial attitude combined with disparaging humor can increase discrimination. Psychologists from Western Carolina University have…
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    Jamin Thompson's Perfect Body Rx

  • Denzel Washington Pre-Workout Mooch Vine

    Jamin Thompson
    25 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    We all have that one friend…either he is too cheap to buy his own supplements, or he just conveniently forgets to bring his own so he can mooch your stash. Whatever the case may be, every lifter can probably relate to this in some way. Enjoy. The Pre-Workout Mooch (Training Day Version) “When your gym bro hits you with that “bruh lemme get a scoop tho” pre-workout mooch on your way to the gym.” When your gym bro hits you with that "bruh lemme get a scoop tho" pre-workout mooch on your way to the gym Tag a lifter. @giftednutrition A video posted by Jamin…
  • How to do Flying Superman Pushups

    Jamin Thompson
    10 May 2015 | 8:36 pm
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, my training goals these days are focused on developing a lean, athletic physique that is strong and well-conditioned… …and a big part of that training is based around building my bodyweight and core strength as well as maximizing my explosive strength and power. If you’ve read this blog before you probably know I feel about pull-ups (aka the greatest muscle building exercise ever), but let’s not sleep on the push-up either. Push-ups aren’t fancy, and nobody really walks around bragging about “how many push-ups they…
  • How to Improve Your Digestion for Greater Gains in the Gym

    Jamin Thompson
    10 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
    You dedicate your life to it… Spend thousands of hours training for it… Sacrifice friends and fun to study and research about it… Lay awake for hours at night thinking about it… GAINS. You want em, you need em, you just gotta have em. You do all the right things…train hard, eat right, get enough sleep. But what if all of your efforts are being sabotaged by poor gut health? Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said “all disease begins in the gut”, and we are only now just beginning to understand just how right he was. One thing we know for sure though is…that…
  • Shoulder Workout for Boulder Shoulders

    Jamin Thompson
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Seems like I get asked all of the time “Jamin, what workout should I do to get jacked.” Or “Jamin, what is the best workout for <insert body part here>.” There is no easy answer to any of these questions as there is no one workout that is “the best for this” or “the greatest for that”. There are literally endless workout types and combos out there for you to try and many of them are great. Personally, I like to experiment with crazy new things and try to find creative ways to challenge myself and keep things interesting. This way I keep the gym fun, while at the same…
  • Muscle Building Cardio Workout | Cardio WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Cardio sucks, but it’s a necessary evil. Fact is, if you want to build up your conditioning, keep your heart healthy n’ strong, and lose ugly belly flab…you gotta suck it up and do your cardio.  But Jamin, can’t I get ripped without doing cardio? Sure, it’s possible to get ripped without doing a lick of cardio… …but what’s the point of getting ripped if you can’t run a single lap? What’s the point of being ripped if you get gassed after throwing one or two air punches in a street fight? That’s not real fitness…that’s called being out of…
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    All Things Gym

  • Jirka Orsag 195kg Snatch

    Gregor Winter
    25 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    Meanwhile in the Czech Republic … Jirka Orsag sets a new Snatch PR with 195kg at 120.4kg bodyweight. Finally new personal best! Snatch 195kg!!! Bodyweight before training 120.4kg Posted by Jiří Orság – Olympic weightlifter on Monday, May 25, 2015 Jirka Orsag 195kg Snatch is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • 240kg Tandem Clean & Jerk by 69kg Lifters

    Gregor Winter
    23 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Meanwhile in Norway … 240kg Tandem Clean & Jerk by Jantsen Øverås and Daniel Roness Strand, both 69kg lifters from Norway. More: 333kg Tandem C&J by Matthias Steiner and Almir Velagic 240kg Tandem Clean & Jerk by two Norwegian 69kg Lifters! #Repost @jontosen ・・・ 240kg i tandem støt! This is what norwegian weightlifters do when bored at trainingcamp! The 2 best 69 lifters inn Norway @roness91 A video posted by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on May 23, 2015 at 6:38am PDT 240kg Tandem Clean & Jerk by 69kg Lifters is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • Liu Weijian 140kg Snatch + 160kg Clean & Jerk at 69kg 2015 Youth Worlds *Warm Up Video Added*

    Gregor Winter
    21 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Here is a highlight of the 2015 Youth World Championships. 15 year old (born 05.05.1999) Liu Weijian from China. He Snatched 140kg (only 4 kg off Youth World Record) and Clean & Jerked 160kg at 69kg! Remember his name. Future senior world champion right there. I also have some training hall footage of him which I will upload soon (See update below). Update 21.05.2015: Here are some of his warm up lifts from bar to 100kg. Video is at original speed. He really is that fast. Watch the 50 FPS version (1080p50). (Video also on Facebook) Update 22.05.2015: Slow Motion Leftovers! (Video also on…
  • Oleksiy Torokhtiy Split Jerk Instruction

    Gregor Winter
    21 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Meanwhile in Ukraine … Here is another exercise demonstration by Oleksiy Torokhtiy. This time he shows you how to Split Jerk. More: Snatch Assistance Exercises Snatch, Clean & Jerk Instruction Power Jerk Instruction Oleksiy Torokhtiy Split Jerk Instruction is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
  • How to Bench Press with Eric Spoto

    Gregor Winter
    20 May 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Eric Spoto, Mark Bell and not so Silent Mike walk you through the most important Bench Press cues for competition style benching. They also address common technique flaws like butt lifting and how to fix it. How to Bench Press with Eric Spoto is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
 
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  • How To Perform Glute Ham Raises

    Scott Andrew Bird
    25 May 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Just got your new toy? Here's how to use it : 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 : May 24, 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    23 May 2015 | 11:23 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. Creating Games for Use in Physical Therapy : Interesting idea - over to Cosmin Mihaiu. Repairing Heart Attack Damage : Promising indeed. Clinical Trials for a Potential Alzheimer's Treatment : Once again there was a huge variety of Alzheimer's-related news this week - here's my favourite. Trials of a potential treatment. Enhanced Vision via Bionic Lenses : Say hello to the Ocumetics Bionic Lens. Thought-Controlled…
  • Checking Out : Becoming a Supple Leopard - 2nd Edition

    Scott Andrew Bird
    18 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    Becoming a Supple Leopard.Looks great. Remember Kelly Starrett's wonderful Becoming a Supple Leopard? The updated version - the 2nd Edition - is about to hit the virtual shelves. Looking forward to it. Full review shortly; in the meantime, a quick overview to give you an idea of what the book's all about : It's Kelly's approach to mobility. A detailed understanding of how the body works; in order to improve athletic performance, reduce injury time and a whole lot more. Becoming a Supple Leopard - 2nd Edition. Fantastic. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness…
  • Weighted Dip Basics

    Scott Andrew Bird
    18 May 2015 | 6:34 am
    I was asked a couple of times during the week about adding weight to dips, so here's a quick tutorial on doing just that : Nice one. Incidentally, the weight can be anything at all (preferably with a hole to feed the chain through) - I frequently use kettlebells here. Whatever's handy. 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…
  • Looking At : May 17, 2015

    Scott Andrew Bird
    17 May 2015 | 6:31 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 Conductive Casts & Cranial Implants : These look great - 3D-printed, custom casts; ready for various electrical devices (to accelerate healing, and to monitor progress) to be added. Another Approach to Regrowing Bone Tissue : Using protein signals from stem cells. Very promising indeed. Medication to Restore Aging Muscles : Can you rejuvenate aging muscle and brain tissue? Quite possibly. Da Vinci Surgical…
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  • Cogito Ergo Sum = Mindset

    jeff
    3 May 2015 | 1:17 pm
    It is said that the mind is the most powerful “muscle” in the entire body. With that being said, one could argue that once someone’s mind is made up (concretely made up) that one was going to accomplish a certain task, one could consider it done. Consider for one minute, that the task is fitness / rehab / performance based. It could be a bad joint that didn’t heal properly, a certain weakness in your defensive nature in a particular martial art, to lose 25-30 pounds of life-debilitating body fat, to actually train for a 5K or half marathon, whatever… That would…
  • Martial Fitness

    jeff
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Martial Fitness What exactly is Martial Fitness? Definitions vary depending on the mindset of the individual. Yes, I said mindset. What does that have to do with the depth and breadth of one’s fitness goals? Everything… The word “martial” tends to bring up visions of war, battle or some kind of conflict. When the mindset should include the ability to keep your loved ones safe. That doesn’t automatically mean something combative. There are several connotations and / or theoretical applications. What martial fitness means to me includes a whole slew of different…
  • Our Experienced Trainers Will Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

    jeff
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    The programs our professional trainers develop are based on our years of experience and success in helping people achieve their goals. Our fitness clients lose weight, build muscle, and boost their energy and self confidence. The athletes we work with become stronger, faster, and more injury resistant. Our rehab patients not only meet but exceed their pre-injury level of function. Come experience the advanced level of results in a shockingly short period of time. In our next series of posts you’ll meet the trainers who make this possible!
  • Plantar Fasciitis

    jeff
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    With the start of the new year, fitness resolutions are on everyone’s mind. Couch potatoes and exercise enthusiasts have started new physical activities and routines, runners have upped their mileage and weekend warriors are working hard to advance quickly in their chosen sport or activity-all trying to achieve the goal of leading a healthier lifestyle. Advancing too quickly in physical activity can lead to an increase in heel pain-commonly known as Plantar Fasciitis. Faulty foot mechanics or improper shoes can also contribute to this condition. Other possible causes include: obesity, age,…
  • 10 Little Known Tips To Get You on Your Way to Six Pack Abs

    jeff
    27 Dec 2013 | 8:08 am
    Tip #1: BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS between meals (5 grams) can trick the body to accelerate fat loss especially in the abdominal region Tip #2: Daily melatonin administration suppresses BW, intraabdominal adiposity, plasma leptin, insulin independent of food intake/total body fat. Tip #3: 30 ML (2 tablespoon) coconut oil: Higher levels of HDL (good cholesterol) Lower LDL/HDL ratio Reduced waist circumference/abdominal obesity Tip #4: I’m a big believer in using physioballs or stability balls for your linear core work. By allowing your abdominal musculature that extra 15 degrees of…
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  • 5 Core Exercises Using Dumbbells To Try

    michael
    17 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    Core Workout Using Dumbbells When looking to build core stability and strength, dumbbells are often overlooked. However, dumbbells can be used to create a core workout both fun and challenging. In this post I will give you 5 core exercises using dumbbells that will give you a great core workout. When trying to determine what weight to use, follow these recommendations for your core exercise using dumbbells workout: – For Muscle Size and Strength:  Use dumbbells that allow to to do 4-8 reps. – Muscle Endurance & Tone: Use dumbbells that allow you to do higher reps of 12-15.
  • Improve Your Fitness With Medicine Ball Exercises

    michael
    25 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Medicine Ball Exercises To Improve Your Fitness If you are stuck in the same boring workout routine and are not seeing results, adding some medicine ball exercises just may be the spark you need to put that fire back into your exercise routine. A successful exercise regimen makes use of all types of exercise equipment and different forms of exercise for total body conditioning and using the medicine balls is a great way to work many muscle groups. Medicine Ball Explained A medicine ball is a ball that is specifically designed for fitness and can weigh anywhere from 2 to 50 pounds. Some…
  • 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…
  • 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…
 
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  • 9 Ways To Grow Your Self Discipline

    Kim
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Decide that you want it and make the adjustments in your life that help you achieve your goals. It’s so easy to say to yourself, that you don’t have time to fit in getting fit or to find healthy recipes. I always challenge my clients to set aside 15 min to workout or to find recipes.   Given that the average American watches at least 4 hours of TV/day. I know you find 15 minutes in our day. Be consistent! I can’t stress enough the importance of consistency. When you are consistent you will achieve all goals. The key with consistency is not making your workout and/or…
  • Fun Way To Get Your Water In

    Kim
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
      Easiest way to keep tasty infused water with you at all times! #musthaveClick To Tweet http://www.amazon.com/Infuser-Bottle-Flip-top-BPA-Free-Tritan/dp/B00NAL3BPW/ I know drinking water is tough. I recently started using this and it’s really made me help increase my water intake, plus make me feel like I’m at a fancy spa!  Sometimes you need a little flavor to motivate yourself. When I went looking for a new water bottle to help keep water at my side at all times I came across this cool bottle. It’s an “infuser water bottle.” This bottle has two filters in it so you can…
  • 10 Facts About Fitness Everyone Thinks Is True

    Kim
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been in the fitness industry for over a decade and it still kills me when I hear all of these myths OVER and OVER again. I want to share and dispel some of the ones that I feel are the ones most people cling to that don’t really serve you. Crunches give you flat abs. I’m not sure who started this, but crunches aren’t they way to flat abs, in fact if done the wrong way they will cause your tummy to protrude. There was also a great article written years ago about how crunches may hurt your lower back. If you really want to work all of your abs, you are better served…
  • Chocolate Coconut Banana Snacks

    Kim
    16 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    source: eat your books Tweet ” Mmmm. What’s not to love in this chocolate coconut banana snack #recipe?”] Cocoa powder is a great way to help with that chocolate craving without adding a lot of calories. Of course you need a bit of sweetness to go with it which is why this recipe also includes bananas and a bit of coconut! These are a favorite at parties and with kids as well. They take minutes to make so you’ll want to keep the ingredients on hand after the first time you make them. Ingredients 1 banana 1 tbsp. cocoa powder 3 tbsp. toasted coconut (Optional) Chocolate syrup…
  • Midnight Munchies On The Healthier Side

    Kim
    13 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m a sucker for a good cookbook!! I have so many that I think if I brought home one more cookbook, my husband may kill me =) Here are some of my favorites. I love finding great recipes that are either clean or can easily be cleaned up. Here are a few of my favorites that help with night time snacking. Midnight Munchies: More Than 60 Quick-Fix Snacks ~ Diane Morgan, Peter Medilek ~ Late-night snacking comes to most of us at one time or another. With this great little book you’ll find more than 60 recipes to satisfy that craving. Enjoy new tastes with recipes like Pop and Crackle…
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  • High-Intensity Interval Training Affects Your Food Choices

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    14 May 2015 | 4:59 am
    Have you ever had a good workout and realized that you wanted nothing but healthy food to eat after? Well, believe it or not, there may be a scientific basis to this! In the January […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Weight Loss Tips You Must Know!

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Dear Exercise Menu Visitor, I am writing this letter to you to make sure that you are aware of the most simple methods of losing weight successfully. In speaking with patients and clients, I have […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The 3 Main Pillars of Health and Fitness

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    In these times, the amount of health and fitness information is indeed overwhelming.  While the intent of many is genuine, we must not ignore the fact that there is a tremendous amount of financial gain […] 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 Steve the Software Architect Dropped 110 Lbs

    Steve
    21 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    When Steve hit 305 lbs on the scale, he was so upset he told himself something had to change. He had always wanted to lose weight, but couldn’t get himself over the hump to actually make change. And then things took a turn for the worse: he got divorced. When his (now ex) wife left the house, something clicked inside of Steve: “I was bored. I was sitting at home doing nothing, depressed, eating my feelings as usual. I kind of just said to myself, ‘well, you have nothing better to do, might as well work out or something’.” So, in March of last year Steve went…
  • Why Having to Start Over – AGAIN – Is Great

    Steve
    18 May 2015 | 9:11 am
    I received an email a few months back from a NF reader that made me smile: “I am going back to square one. I noticed the only habit that I changed and stuck with was drinking tons of water. Have you ever started playing a game and get a few hours in and go “man I wish I knew these controls/tips from the beginning”? So you restart and the game just feels easier from that point on. You start finding items that you missed before. I’m restarting my journey now that I have a better idea of the controls.” This resonated with me, because when I first played EverQuest…
  • Is it Vain to Want to Look Better? How Far is Too Far?

    Steve
    14 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    Like most people, I started working out because I wanted to look better and feel better about myself.  I was 16, had just spent four years with braces, had plenty of acne, and recently got cut from the basketball team. Let’s just say I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin, and my confidence was certainly lacking. So, I figured if I could build some muscle and get stronger, it would be an opportunity to change how I was viewed by others. I saw stronger, bigger people who had the confidence and charisma I lacked, and set my sights on becoming them through exercise. This is…
  • The World’s Quickest Advice Column: Hack Your Life

    Steve
    12 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    I tend to be wordy with articles on Nerd Fitness. With now 680 articles published, there’s a LOT of information to wade through. So every once and a while I like to change things up, and provide you instead with the world’s quickest advice column. If you’re currently struggling with leveling up your life, consider this your wake up call! I’ve already done two of these on getting healthier (here and here), so here’s one on getting happier. Happiness I’m not happy. Change something in your life, or change yourself. What do I change? Pick one thing and change…
  • How to Make Pan Seared Salmon and Pineapple Salsa

    Noel
    7 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    This is a recipe from NF Rebel Chef Noel. Today we’re going to be looking at a recipe that is super easy to make, but looks really elaborate and impressive. Maybe you’ve invited someone special over to cook dinner with you. Or heck, maybe you just want to treat yo self to a nice meal because it’s Thursday, you work hard, and damnit, you deserve it. Well, look no further! I’m all about fancy-looking recipes that take a minimal amount of time. Most of us Rebels work a full-time job, some of us have families, and on top of all our daily responsibilities, we’re…
 
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  • “World’s Best Obstacle Race. Period.”

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

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

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

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

    smartworkoutmidtown
    16 Feb 2014 | 2:18 pm
    We all know that exercise is good for you, but many people still find excuses, like lack of time and energy. Maybe they even think they don’t need to exercise, because their metabolism is naturally fast and their body is fine. But it’s not all about how you look; it’s also about how you feel. . . . → Read More: Regular Exercise in Middle Age Protects Against Muscle Weakness Later in Life
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  • Extra Night Free When You Sign Up For Our Newsletter.

    Chad
    17 May 2015 | 9:49 pm
    We are happy to announce that we are offering an extra night free when book a fitness holiday within six months of signing up for our newsletters.  You will stay 8 nights at The Spa Resort Mountain Resort Samui. We hope you can join us.The post Extra Night Free When You Sign Up For Our Newsletter. appeared first on Fitness Holidays Asia.
  • Easy Body Composition Measurement

    Chad
    17 May 2015 | 9:05 pm
    BMI FlawedOne of the most popular methods of determining if a person is overweight or obese is using the BMI, or Body Mass Index. The BMI is an equation that is used by the medical community to determine who is at risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease. The formula for the BMI is as follows:  It is basically only to be used for sedentary individuals with average body composition. Therein lies the flaw. It cannot be used for the entire population. Many people who are active will have BMI that is high relative to their actual body fat percentage.The biggest issue with the…
  • Health Benefits of Being Outside

    Chad
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:42 am
    Many of us spend most of our day either sitting in an office with piped in light and piped in air looking at a computer screen. This leaves us very little time to enjoy what is around us outside.In a 2009 study in Holland it was found that people that lived within 1 km of a park or wooded area had less depression and anxiety. Whereas those who lived further away had more symptoms of anxiety and depression. Being outside in natural settings has a recharging effect on our entire being.This is being recognized my many urban developers and has led to areas in cities called “green space”.So…
  • 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.
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  • A Path to Greatness

    Stephy
    22 May 2015 | 11:43 am
    I have been trying to walk during my lunch hours and listen to podcasts that focus on certain themes like leadership and improvement.  Not only does it allow me to be close to nature, it’s also an opportunity to learn and grow and also just have time to think on regular basis.  When was the last time you spent time just thinking? I have spoken about this problem before: We as a society don’t know how to carve out even just a little time to THINK.Lately, I am enjoying The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes. Howes is an American author, entrepreneur, and former…
  • Why Am I Not As Happy As I Think I Should Be?

    Stephy
    18 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world… Helen KellerI’ve been doing some more soul searching the past week –The past few days have been pretty stressful. Scott’s mom is in the hospital. My dad and step mother got into a car accident this past weekend. Their car is totaled, they are banged up but going to be OK. The thing is, experiencing your parents’ getting older is tough especially when they didn’t take particularly great care of their health in general. It’s another reminder that lifestyle…
  • The Reality of Fear

    Stephy
    15 May 2015 | 7:06 am
    I came across 23 BRILLIANT LIFE LESSONS FROM ANTHONY BOURDAIN and thought so many of them were worthwhile. I especially liked this one…“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.”  I think this one resonated with me because it’s the advice I would give my younger self. When I was in my twenties, I was so gripped with fear of instability that it caused me to see things in…
  • Verizon Buys AOL: Deja Vu or An Uncharted Adventure

    Stephy
    12 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    It’s well known that my husband has worked for AOL for 20+ years. We met at AOL and it’s where I started my post college career. When I finally left for good, I had 12 years under my AOL logo belt. AOL is a big part of our history together and the thread that binds us with many of our closest friends. Today’s announcement – Verizon to Acquire AOL: Deal Creates Unique and Scaled Digital Media Platforms for Consumers, Advertisers and Partners may or may not have a profound affect on us.But it will have some affect I am sure. Scott and I were both at AOL when they…
  • May is Mental Health Month

    Stephy
    11 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that about 42.5 million American adults (or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States) suffer from some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia?I’m sharing the stories in the links below because they got me thinking about how easy it is to look at someone’s life and assume everything is perfect. With social media, people’s lives look idyllic . All smiles and photo filters. If you took it all at face value, you would think that everyone has it good…
 
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  • Is HIIT Cardio Required? {Bikini Comp Q+A}

    Heather Blackmon
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a popular training method, especially with bikini competitors you see online. Is HIIT the cardio method required for competing? That’s the question I’m tackling in today’s video – does my cardio training move to mainly HIIT as I get closer to a show? You know I love my running (and cycling!), so what do I do? Hear my thoughts and approach in the latest video in my bikini competition series: continue readingThe post Is HIIT Cardio Required? {Bikini Comp Q+A} appeared first on FITaspire.       
  • Protein-Packed Vegetarian Breakfast

    Heather Blackmon
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    When I start my day with a protein-packed meal, I feel better! My head is clear and I have the energy I need to conquer the day. While many people think of meat products as their main protein source, there are also many (yummy) vegetarian options that you can choose! Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk Soymilk. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions are my own. You can read my disclosure policy here. I’m lactose-intolerant, so non-dairy milk is a requirements for me. I honestly can’t remember the last time I had dairy milk. Even for those that can…
  • Why I Am Postponing My Bikini Competition

    Heather Blackmon
    15 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    The first 13 weeks of the year I focused on gaining muscle. I tackled my first bulking season, which a lot less fun than I expected. The last 7 weeks have been focused on leaning out and preparing for my 3rd bikini competition. Coming down from the heaviest I have ever been, traveling the most I have in my work-life, and trying to stay positive. Although my hubby and my trainer would probably tell you I’ve been complaining about my slow progress more than staying positive.  Last weekend, I made a decision to delay my competition. Ashley (my trainer) and I are 100% committed to…
  • Run Training After a Break

    Heather Blackmon
    12 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Running has been my go-to sport for well over a decade now. I spent years working up to longer and longer distances, then really working on building my speed. At the beginning of this year, I took three months off running to focus on building muscle. That’s the longest break I can recall from running. Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored partnership with BolderBOULDER 10K. While I was compensated for my participation, all opinions are my own. You can read my disclosure policy here. I’ve coached athletes back from a break before, but doing it myself has been humbling. A…
  • Why Do I Compete? (Bikini Comp Q+A)

    Heather Blackmon
    7 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I love honest questions. They make me smile, because not everyone will ask them (even if many people are thinking it). Today’s question was submitted anonymously, but I just love that someone asked! Why Do You Compete – Is there a Cash Prize? continue readingThe post Why Do I Compete? (Bikini Comp Q+A) appeared first on FITaspire.       
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  • Active Aging Seniors & How to Reach Them in Your Facility

    21 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    You may realize that more and more seniors coming into your facility, and for a majority of them this is their first time stepping foot in a gym-like atmosphere. For others it may be their first time in many years. Needless to say, it can be daunting to the individual.
  • Planks and Crunches are (almost always) a waste of time

    Cory Hofmann
    20 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    Planks and Crunches are (almost always) a waste of time. That was difficult to type because there is no such thing as a "bad" or a "good" exercise - it all depends on context. Therefore, I am hesitant to write that somewhat sensationalist title. With that said, I am a big advocate of knowing your goal, and training effectively with that goal in mind. So let’s take a closer look at these two exercises, and discuss how you can more effectively train.
  • Act Like a Kid Part 5 of 6: Jumping rope for great cardio and coordination

    19 May 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Jump Rope for Cardio & Coordination Go to any elementary school playground and you will see kids playing double dutch, or just having fun jumping with a single rope. Notice not only their ability to do this for what seems like hours, but also how coordinated they are. This was a fun and challenging way for them to develop coordination, endurance, and speed without it feeling like exercise.
  • Why Your Gym Needs a Blog

    14 May 2015 | 4:24 am
    A lively, fresh and engaging blog presence is a great way to keep the conversation going with your club members and attract a following of raving fans. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s practically free (just don’t let the content go stale or neglect this vital communication channel). Keep it real and relevant! Your blog is a serious competitive advantage - use it.
  • Rx-ercise: A Prescription Better Than Medicine?

    13 May 2015 | 5:24 am
    Doctors Prescribe Exercise Recently, there have been several articles and news stories about doctors prescribing exercise to their patients to help combat illnesses and ailments as opposed to medications. In an age where there seems to be a pill for everything, I was curious about this approach to healing.
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  • Eat This Instead: Caramel Energy Turtle Bites {Vegan} {Gluten-Free}

    TaylorR
    26 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    A few years ago while I was playing around in the kitchen, I created my gluten-free, vegan turtle bites: This was the first recipe where Dan actually contributed ideas and suggestions so that by after a few tweaks, these babies were perfect. I even sold them here on the blog! Turtle Bites were our go to snacks for before workouts and for long runs. An easy grab that I could bag, put in my CamelBack and go. Unfortunately, somewhere along the road life got busy, turtle bites were simply a memory and packaged items like Quest Bars and Stingers took their place. Well, that’s changing! I love…
  • 6 Days Away: Getting Mentally Strong Is More Important Than Physically

    TaylorR
    25 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Anyone that has ever raced or participated in a sporting event of any kind can tell you, it’s around 10% ability and 90% mental. We’ve all seen the best athletes fall apart during a game. Anyone watch golf? Okay, probably not many of you and it’s okay to calll me crazy, but I LOVE watching golf on television. Most people compare it to watching grass grow, or paint dry, but I personally love it. Anyways, I remember watching Rory McIlroy play in the masters a few years ago (2011). For days he had been playing beautifully. Yes, golf is a sport that can be played beautifully (just not by…
  • The Quest For The Crest: What I Do Differently The Week Before A Race

    TaylorR
    22 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Today is a big day… It’s exactly one week until Dan and I head off to Burnsville, NC to attempt to conquer the Quest For The Crest. I won’t lie, we’re both kind of freaking out and wondering, “what were we thinking!?” Training has been stellar this week, legs are fried and I have just 2 more workouts before it’s time to rest these stems! Workouts have pretty much consisted of the following: Lunge Jumps Step-Ups Incline Trainer (this treadmill is amazing) StairMaster And yea… that’s about it. Well, except for a few kettlebell exercises at least. Basically, I…
  • The Mile High Partner Boot Camp Workout

    TaylorR
    21 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    I have a fun workout for you today. Something quite different but crazy fun and challenging (in a good way). Yesterday I mentioned that I led the boot camp sponsored by Gnarly for Blend. It was a hit and I thought many of you who workout with a friend or if you lead a boot camp yourself might be interested? In fact, though I was jealous I wasn’t able to participate (because I was training), I did do the workout with Ashton before I left to “test the waters” and I’m glad I did! You won’t need a single piece of equipment. But you do need a large space for running, or a treadmill.
  • The Gnarliest Colorado Blend Retreat {Recap}

    TaylorR
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Prepare for lots of pictures today friends! This past weekend I went to my #1 bucket list state… Colorado. For years, I have craved visiting this hippie state. I was just sure that I would fit right in, be blown away at the natural beauty and feel my hippiness wanting to break free. I was right. And I have Blend to thank for allowing me to have the experience. Friend + Blogger = Blend. It’s a weekend long retreat of hanging out with friends that normally are just friends via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogs. We actually get to see each other in the flesh and it’s…
 
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  • 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need Vitamin Supplements

    Kevin Richardson
    2 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    5 Reasons Why You Don’t Need Vitamin Supplements   Estimates are that anywhere from 25% to 50% of American adults have taken some form of vitamin supplement over the past year, with sales in the United States reaching a little over $13 billion for vitamin and mineral supplements in 2006, of which $5.4 billion was for multi-vitamins.[1,3,18,19] Popular since the 1940’s when they were first artificially synthesized, savvy marketing on the part of the supplement industry has made it such that today most members of the general public believe vitamins to be a quick and inexpensive to…
  • Top Fitness Articles Of 2014

    Kevin Richardson
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Top 10 Fitness Articles of 2014 With over 1.1 million readers of  our blog, I can hardly express my gratitude and sense of humility at being a source of health and fitness information for so many people all over the world. Every year we publish a ‘Best of’ featuring the most popular articles and it is always hard to tell which ones really are the most popular.  That said, this year we devised our ‘Top 10 Fitness Articles For 2014’ by selecting articles with the most views and then assigning a rank reflecting social media likes and shares. I would like to thank each and every…
  • 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…
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  • Member Spotlight – Jessica Kappelman

    Zack
    14 May 2015 | 4:33 pm
        The culture at Top Level Fitness is something we work hard to create and we hope that everyone feels like they have an encouraging fitness family to workout with. This is one reason we have this member spotlight. It’s important to learn about members of the gym and be encouraged by their stories. This week, we are featuring […]
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  • Sweaty Burpees Galore HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Burpee pull ups 2. Lateral step overs 3. Elevated push ups 4. Burpee tuck jumps 5. Pistols 6. Knees to elbows Bonus: 75 Air squats —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Burpee pull ups: 5, 5, 5 Lateral step overs: 17, 17, 16 Elevated push ups: 13, 13, 12 Burpee tuck jumps: 9, 9, 9 Pistols: 10, 9, 10 Knees to elbows: 12, 11, 11 Did you do this workout? Tweet…
  • Strong for Summer 5 Day Workout Challenge [Workout #5]

    Krista Stryker
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week we’re getting strong for Summer with the Strong for Summer 5 day Workout Challenge. Today is workout #5! You’re almost there you guys! We’re going to end this challenge week with a BANG and mix things up a bit. Today, instead of our regular interval workout, we’re going to be doing one of my favorite types of workouts ever—an AMRAP workout. Watch today’s short video or take a look at the instructions below to take part: Today’s Exercise Focus: Burpees Before we get into the workout, we’re going to first take a look at the exercise focus of…
  • Strong for Summer 5 Day Workout Challenge [Workout #4]

    Krista Stryker
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week we’re getting strong for Summer with the Strong for Summer 5 Day Workout Challenge. Today is workout #4! Today we’ll be looking at one of my favorite leg exercises of all time: pistols. A lot of people think of pistols or one legged squats as something only people with super human strength can do—but just like anything else, they take time and practice, but they’re NOT impossible. Check out today’s short video or take a look at the instructions below to join in: Today’s Exercise Focus: Pistols We’ll be looking at three variations of the pistol today:…
  • Strong For Summer 5 Day Workout Challenge [Workout #3]

    Krista Stryker
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week we’re getting strong for Summer with the Strong for Summer 5 Day Workout Challenge. Today is workout #3! Today we’re going to be looking at push ups, because push ups are an awesome bodyweight workout that you can do anywhere, anytime—no equipment needed. Take a look at the short video or read the directions below: Today’s Exercise Focus: Push Ups I could spend all day talking about all the amazing types of push ups out there, but today we’re going to be focusing on two of my favorites: diamond push ups and reptile push ups. Diamond push ups Diamond push ups will…
  • Strong For Summer 5 Day Workout Challenge [Workout #2]

    Krista Stryker
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week we’re getting strong for Summer with the strong for Summer 5 day workout challenge. Today is workout #2! You can read all about the Strong for Summer 5 Day Challenge here. Today we’re focusing on jump roping, because it’s a fantastic way to get your heart rate up, burn calories, and increase your coordination in a short amount of time. Watch the short video or read the instructions below to get started and do the workout of the day: Today’s Focus: Jump Roping We’ll start by looking at a couple of different jump roping variations: Single unders Hold a jump…
 
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  • DIY FOAM ROLLER AND HOW TO FOAM ROLL

    Justin
    24 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    I have a confession to make. When I was a kid and had a bruise, pulled muscle, or some sort of muscle soreness I kinda, sorta, maybe liked to press it just to see how bad it would hurt. Oh come on! You know you did it too. Alright, fine. I still do it. It’s one of those hurt so good kinda things. No joke, one of my favorite things in the world is to get a message the day after a really tough workout when everything is super sore and tender. It damn near is the worst hour of my life but in a weird way it also is the best hour of my life. Ok, I’m not here to talk to you about my weird…
  • HOW TO MAKE GLAZED SALMON WITH CHIVES AND MANGO-PEACH SALSA

    Justin
    17 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    Alright, I’m going on a limb right here and declaring that wild caught salmon is hands down my favorite protein source in the history of the Universe. Yes. You read me right. The history of the UNIVERSE. I’m talking healthy fats from omega-3’s. I’m saying high protein to help with satiation and repairing muscles after a hard workout. If you’re tired of chicken then todays recipe is for you. How to make Glazed Salmon with Chives and Mango-Peach Salsa. It just sounds good doesn’t it? Glazed Salmon with Chives and Mango-Peach Salsa 2014-09-10 10:11:44 Serves 4…
  • HOW TO START RESISTANCE TRAINING

    Justin
    10 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    When I first met Ami we had a discussion about why he wasn’t currently resistance training. He said he wasn’t sure where to get started, what exercises would be best to help him reach his goals, and that he was finding it difficult to find time between a full-time job and his duties as a husband and father. When I finished high school way back in 99’, I was all done playing baseball but wanted to stay active and in shape. Like Ami, I had never worked out before and had no clue what to do. I was so confused about where I should start. In todays article I’ll be removing confusion about…
  • HOW TO READ A FOOD LABEL: DOES IT EVEN MATTER FOR YOUR HEALTH?

    Justin
    3 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    When you’re reading a nutrition label what are you looking for? Calories Carbohydrate Fat Gluten Protein Salt (sodium) Sugar Or maybe a collection of some of these words: Cage free Good source of Grass fed Heart healthy Organic Pasteurized Whole grains If you’re like me, when you read a food label you’re probably looking for some of those words and the numbers or percentages that sit next to them. But what you really want to know is if this food is good for you or not? Is this food going to make me fat? Is this food going to help me build lean muscle? Is this food going to…
  • LIMITLESS BOOK CLUB: HOW TO BE RELENTLESS

    Justin
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    “Most people are the lion in the cage. Safe, tame, predictable, waiting for something to happen. But for humans, the cage isn’t made of glass and steel bars, it’s made of bad advice and low self-esteem and bullshit rules and tortured thinking about what you can’t do or what you’re supposed to do.” – Tim Grover, Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable  Most people fail to get what they want because they give up too soon. They’re not willing to put in the hard work. They just don’t want it bad enough. It’s too damn hard and they…
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  • What’s a Healthy Body Fat Percentage for Women?

    Cathe Friedrich
    25 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    Too often we step on the scale and make judgements about our physique based on body weight. If you think about it, body weight says little about your body composition or how healthy you are. A measurement that tells you more is body fat percentage. As the name implies, body fat percentage refers to the amount of fat you have relative to other tissues, including bones, organs, muscles, tendons, ligaments and water.  When you weigh yourself on a standard scale, the reading that lights up on the scale is the weight of all the tissues and organs in your body as well as the fluid they contain. A…
  • Does Skipping Meals Boost Belly Fat?

    Cathe Friedrich
    25 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Meal skipping is a controversial topic. On the one hand, you have the intermittent fasters who believe skipping meals promotes weight loss and improves insulin sensitivity. On the other, you have the camp that believes you should eat a healthy meal or snack every 3 hours to help control hunger. Who’s right?  Skipping Meals and Your Waistline A new study suggests missing meals is a risk to your waistline.  Researchers at Ohio State University divided mice into two groups. One group consumed a diet that was restricted during the first part of the study before additional calories were…
  • What is the Thrifty Gene Hypothesis?

    Cathe Friedrich
    25 May 2015 | 7:18 am
    Losing weight isn’t always easy, and some people have a harder time doing it than others. Some lucky folks shed body fat easily when they cut calories and increase their activity level, while others struggle to lose a single pound. You might point to family genetics as being the cause, the fact that obesity runs in families, and certainly genetics play a role, but scientists are also intrigued by another possibility: people predisposed to obesity have “thriftier” genes. What Are Thrifty Genes? Thrifty genes are genes that help people hold onto body fat and keep it safely…
  • 5 Tips for Avoiding Heart Disease Your Doctor Might Not Tell You

    Cathe Friedrich
    24 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    If you ask your doctor for tips on how to lower your risk for heart disease, they’ll probably give you the standard guidelines – stay active, watch your weight, keep your blood pressure under control and watch your cholesterol. Decent advice, but there are other things you can do that could lower your risk for dying prematurely of a heart attack, things your doctor might not tell you or even be aware of, but these tips are supported by preliminary research. Taking advantage of these lesser known heart-health habits, in combination with the standard advice your physician gives you,…
  • Getting Back into the Swing of Things After an Injury

    Cathe Friedrich
    24 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    Injury – it’s a five letter word you’d rather not deal with, but, unfortunately, when you train consistently for many years, you’ll probably spend some time on the sidelines or modifying your workout due to an overuse injury. Whether it be tendonitis or a stress fracture, injuries are inconvenient and often painful.  Concerns about Losing Your Fitness When you’re injured and have to take a rest, you may worry about losing your strength or cardiovascular fitness when you take time off. Fortunately, you don’t lose strength quickly. One study found that men…
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  • How Improved Focus Will Improve Your Training

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

    Free Fly
    8 May 2015 | 6:06 am
    Sometimes it might be difficult to fit going to the gym into our very busy daily lives. Just because we can’t hit the gym doesn’t mean we can’t get a decent burn from working out at home. These body-weight exercises are proven to give you a great burn, improve fitness, core strength and burn body fat giving you a lean physique.The intention of these exercises is to concentrate on core strength and endurance. You should aim to complete all exercises in turn without any or with very minimal rest time between each station. I generally set out to complete this full circuit in approximately…
  • When Should You Drink Your Protein Shake?

    Free Fly
    7 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    Normal people talk about the latest trends, the weather and what the neighbors are doing for summer vacation. Fitness buffs….we argue about protein. Clearly, we're different than everyone else. One of our favorite things to argue about is whether it's better to take your protein shake right before or immediately after your workout. The answer is: it depends on your diet, your workout and many other factors. Scientists have uncovered a few things. However, there are a bunch of 'buts' hanging around out there.Drinking Your Shake After a WorkoutSome people say that post-workout…
  • Free Weights vs. Machines - What Should You Use?

    Free Fly
    1 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    If you are new to bodybuilding the advice is to use free weights. Advanced lifters use barbells and dumbbells in their workout regularly. I don't think there is any competitor bodybuilder that doesn't use free weights. These days there are plenty of machines in gyms with new companies designing the best ever equipment. But as a lifter you should know your body is designed to overcome the pull of gravity rather than working against machine resistance. Without a doubt the biggest gains you will make in terms of size and strength is from lifting raw iron rather than jumping from one machine to…
  • Why Yoga Has a Place in Your Bodybuilding Routine

    Free Fly
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:44 am
    Over the last decade or so yoga has become increasingly popular. But why are so many people doing yoga and how can it help as part of a bodybuilding routine?The interesting thing about yoga is that there is no set demographic that practice, and there are health and spiritual benefits for anyone.Here are some of the more common benefits to practicing yoga;Improved muscle stamina, strength, and flexibility.Reduced blood pressure and stress.Improves circulation.Improves digestion.Stimulates the immune system.Improves the connection between a person’s mind and body.Improves agility, balance and…
 
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  • Science vs. Broscience in Bodybuilding: Is There a Common Ground?

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

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

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

    Russell Taylor
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    This article is going to upset of a lot of people, as there is no clear definition for a meal plan or IIFYM as far as contest prep goes. So, I’m going to have to take certain liberties here and write this article based on my interpretation of each method. The first step, is we need to strip these two methods back to their purest forms. A meal plan: A planned set of meals associated with rigid dieting. It is important to note that this may include or exclude junk foods. IIFYM Or Flexible Dieting: If It Fits Your Macros is a method of counting calories based on macronutrients (Protein,…
  • 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?
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  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

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

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesNo Support Today, Monday May 25 2015Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Power Email Marketing with FeedBlitz

    Phil Hollows
    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Did you know we have great power email marketing capabilities? While FeedBlitz is best known for its RSS feed powered email automation (corporate engineering motto: If it moves, automate it), we’ve been steadily increasing FeedBlitz’s traditional email marketing capabilities as well. In case you missed it, here’s a quick summary of our “Newsflash” emailing function, which is used for “traditional” (i.e. manually produced) newsletters, updates and sales pieces: New:Draft mailings from blog posts, and then edit before mailing; New: The ability to mail…
  • New: Add Pins, Instagram to your Subscriber Emails!

    Phil Hollows
    4 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    When is an email to your subscribers not simply an email to your subscribers? When it’s a platform for your other social media activity to better engage, inform and entertain your readers, that’s when. Many of you are active on Pinterest and Instagram, curating and creating engaging and persuasive graphics and photos. But most of you are not including those photos in your email updates to your subscribers, and that means you’re missing out on opportunities to broaden your email audience’s experience with your brand, as well as delivering a more interesting mailing.
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  • Australia Fitness Model Client Drops Body Fat with Hitch Fit

    Diana Chaloux
    25 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    Australia Fitness Model Client, Brooke, Drops Body Fat with Hitch Fit Online Fitness Training Plan! So proud of Hitch Fit Online Personal Training client from Australia, Brooke!! Brooke first started working with Hitch Fit in 2014 when she went through a Fitness Model plan. She came back when she was ready to step on stage and compete! In 2015, she did the Competition Prep program, and took home a 3rd and 4th place finish in Fitness Model divisions! When she first began her Hitch Fit journey she was at 17% body fat, and before stepping on stage she came in at 10%. Congrats to this gorgeous…
  • Healthy FAST Food Options – Hitch Fit Podcast

    Diana Chaloux
    22 May 2015 | 4:29 pm
    Tune in to the Hitch Fit podcast and learn how to make HEALTHIER choices when you have to eat FAST!   Healthy FAST Food Options – Hitch Fit Podcast Fast Food Healthy Eating Eat Healthy On the Go Healthy Eating Tips
  • WBFF Central USA Fitness Show Athletes Guide 2015

    Diana Chaloux
    21 May 2015 | 4:20 pm
    Hitch Fit is proud to present the WBFF Central USA Fitness Show Athletes Guide! The show will be held on Saturday, May 30th at the Midland Theater in Kansas City. In this athletes guide you will find pictures and features on many of the athletes stepping on stage, competing in the Diva Bikini Model, Diva Fitness Model, Male Fitness Model, Muscle Model and Transformation.  
  • Marine Gets Amazing 6 Pack Abs in only 3 Months with Hitch Fit Online Training

    Micah LaCerte
    18 May 2015 | 5:21 am
      Jake Did Amazing.. I mean look at those 6 Pack Abs!!! In 12 Weeks we changed what he was doing from before and he put the work in, that mixed with a new way of eating got him in Amazing Shape.. Congrats Jake!! Back story:  An old marine that has always prided myself in being fit/ in shape.  I am a fitness enthusiast and have been working out for over 20 years.  Although I worked out 5-6 times a week I wasn’t getting the benefits that I had in my youth.   As I close in on 40, I noticed I was getting a gut and my pecs were no more, more like man boobs. Often felt like I was…
  • Hitch Fit Online Client Achieves a Toned Body and Becomes Super Healthy

    Micah LaCerte
    11 May 2015 | 5:17 am
    Megan Thilges Hitch Fit Story to Toned Body and Super Healthy Feb 2015 – May 2015 Totals lost: 26 pounds, 6.1% Body Fat, 3 inches waist and 3.75 inches hips Backstory: I hate to admit this (and I didn’t even mention it when I signed up), but I work in the health and fitness field where I manage employee wellness and run a small onsite fitness center for a local school district, so it is quite embarrassing that I got to the point I was at when I started this program. After having two kids and going to grad school over the last several years, life just got the best of me and my weight.  I…
 
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  • First Steps towards Fitness

    26 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    First steps.They are small, seemingly insignificant. They take forever to get through.First steps are a huge barrier - No one likes to suck.But you have to take those first steps if you want to be better. You have to take them to becoming the person you want to be. We all start somewhere.Don't let WHERE you start determine IF you start. 
  • What type of workout will you have?

    22 May 2015 | 2:28 am
    Good or bad.That's your choice.You are already going to do a workout, so your choice is if it will be a good workout or a bad workout.Will you face your weaknesses head on? Or will you shut down at the sight of it and lazily go through the motions? There is always an excuse, always a way to reason with yourself why the workout is meaningless.But that is the easy way to justify a bad workout. It's a lot harder to face up to your workout, take it on, and finish it right.But guess which one feels better in the end?It's only an hour, drop the excuses, wake up your brain, and go push yourself.
  • Fitness goals happen outside the comfort zone.

    21 May 2015 | 2:24 am
    Be uncomfortable.That's where progress lies, in the uncomfortable sucky, sweaty, achy, gasping for air moments.There is no point in showing up just to chat, or to mindlessly wander through the workout.You need to focus. For the next hour, you need to be on point, present and willing to embrace the suck.You need to face it head on, to attempt whole hardheartedly to lift that barbell, to give yourself completely to the road ahead of you and to ignore your lazy half when the WOD starts.If you want results, if you want speed and strength, if you want checked off goals, it is a simple and pure as…
  • Off to the Hungry Mother Runners!

    21 May 2015 | 1:15 am
    The Hungry Mother Runners have a little something heading out the door today! So exited to be working with them and can't wait to hear what they say about the journals!
  • Find your fitness zone and achieve your workout goals.

    20 May 2015 | 2:57 am
    No one can find your zone for you. No book you read, no blog post you come across and no coach with certs.They can motivate you, or support you, or teach you - but they can't find your zone and crank out the work for you.You alone must figure out how you will get yourself to show up, get yourself through the workout and find your path to success.You. Alone. In that moment where the barbell stares up at you, and the WOD counts down and the miles tick away.Alone in that dark place where PRs are made and skills are forged. Alone with the sweat dripping down your forehead and your breath biting…
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  • Should We Be Doing More Than Our Daily Allotment of Exercise?

    michael wood
    23 May 2015 | 3:47 am
    The positive benefits of regular exercise are well documented. Conversely, the negative effects of too much inactivity have been shown to cause of myriad of health issues such as sarcopenia, metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes. Research has now shown the benefits of exercise can be negated if you’re sitting too much throughout the day. Finding the time to add more activity into your day, beyond what you may do for exercise, is critical. “Physical activity is defined as any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that results in energy expenditure.” Exercise is…
  • Get in Fantastic Shape with this 4 Minute Workout

    michael wood
    16 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Are you spending a lot of time at the gym but not seeing the results you want? Maybe you want to get in better shape but can’t find time to go to the gym? What if you could get in fantastic shape exercising only 4 minutes each day, 4-5 days week? What if you could do all the exercises at home without buying any equipment? You can. This article will teach you how. Source: Stack 52 Tabata interval training is a highly effective training protocol designed to produce exceptional results in a very short period of time. In 4 short minutes, you get a complete workout that will improve your fitness…
  • Use the Tabata Protocol to Build Work Capacity

    michael wood
    10 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    My goal is to find the most efficient workout that can be done in minimal time that gets results. There have been some great workouts that have been developed over the last decade but many of them require 60-90 minutes to complete and usually need specific exercise equipment. Over the past decade I have followed the work published by researcher’s like Izumi Tabata, PhD., and Martin Gibala, PhD. Dr. Tabata was a former researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Fitness and Sports and has continued his work on high intensity interval training (HIIT) at Ritsumeikan University.
  • Research Shows We Think Better and Expend More Calories While on Our Feet

    michael wood
    4 May 2015 | 3:16 am
    I like the option of using a standing desk at the office because I know I can burn three times more calories standing compared to sitting. Finding additional ways to become more active during the day is important for additional energy expenditure. Adding a standing station at work, for example, in order to stand a few more hours over the course of each week, will help offset some of that inactivity that you may be experiencing. It’s great to exercise for 30-60 minutes a day but the real key is your activity level during the remaining 16 hours of the day (let’s assume 8…
  • The Importance of Regular Exercise as You Age

    michael wood
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    If you’re an aging baby boomer like me (born between 1946 and 1964), you probably feel, at times, the adverse effects that aging can have on your body. If you’re looking to feel better as you age and help prevent what is commonly referred to as “boomeritis” then you need to exercise and be smart about what you’re doing and how long you’re doing it. The variable that most people don’t understand, however, is the volume aspect. When you’re ready to increase the volume of work, do so in a safe, progressive manner (i.e. no more than a 5-10%…
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  • Home sweet home Mai 2015

    Karolina
    26 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Hallo ihr Lieben, am Wochenende haben wir wieder meine Familie besucht und hatten eine wunderschöne Zeit! Wir haben viel Zeit mit meinen Eltern und meinem Bruder verbracht und wir hatten viel Spaß. Das Training haben wir natürlich trotzdem nicht vernachlässigt und beim Joggen haben Jens und Johann (mein Bruder) mich ganz schön abgezogen . Natürlich war auch viel Blödsinn und ein Ausflug in die Gärtnerei dabei. Und jaaa, ich habe noch mehr Gemüsepflanzen geholt ! Jetzt muss ein Ausflug in den Baumarkt und ein neues Gartenvideo für euch her . Auf jeden Fall vermisse ich alle jetzt…
  • Blätterteigteilchen

    Karolina
    24 May 2015 | 2:37 am
    Für alle, die keine Diät halten und keine Angst vor Süßem haben , habe ich heute ein super leckeres Rezept: meine gefüllten Blätterteigteilchen. Ist auch sehr praktisch, wenn sich spontan Besuch ankündigt und man schnell noch etwas backen will. Die Teilchen sind so schnell gemacht und absolut jeder bekommt es hin. Zudem kann man den gefrorenen Blätterteig immer Zuhause haben, so dass man immer vorbereitet ist. Zutaten: Blätterteig (je nachdem wieviele Teilchen ihr machen wollt), ich hole immer gefrorene Blätterteigrechtecke, die ich dann einmal in der Mitte durchschneide. So…
  • Karolina Workout #110

    Karolina
    22 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Es gibt Tage, an denen läuft das Workout wie geschmiert und man denkt man könnte Bäume ausreißen . Und dann gibt es Tage wie heute, als ich dieses Workout gemacht habe. Das Workout ist mir so schwer gefallen, ich dachte ich schaffe es einfach nicht. An solchen Tagen fällt jede Wiederholung so schwer und man fühlt sich einfach leer und schwach. Ich habe versucht so gut es geht, Wiederholung für Wiederholung weiterzumachen. Ich versuche dann nicht einfach den Intervall oder die Zeit zu “überleben” oder rumzukriegen, sondern versuche mich dann einfach komplett auf die Übung…
  • Es geht mir auf die Nerven

    Karolina
    19 May 2015 | 7:38 am
    Wisst ihr, was mir zur Zeit wieder ganz schön auf die Nerven geht? Leute, die anderen gerade mal wieder versprechen sie in 4 Wochen zum Traumkörper zu führen! Was du dafür brauchst: keinen Verstand und viel Geld. Da es aber auf den Sommer zugeht, wollen so viele einen tollen Körper, dass die Verzweiflung wirklich groß genug scheint, sich anzumelden. Erstens finde ich, man sollte generell fit sein und nicht nur zu bestimmten Anlässen oder Jahreszeiten. Und zweitens kann es nicht gesund oder gut sein, so radikal abzunehmen. Den Körper in die Form zu bringen, die man gerne möchte, ist…
  • Karolina Workout #109

    Karolina
    15 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Das heutige Workout ist aus der Not heraus entstanden und ist einfach total genial, obwohl so einfach. Da Jens im Wohnzimmer gearbeitet hat und ich ihn nicht stören wollte, dachte ich, ich trainiere im Bad . Wie wahrscheinlich bei so ziemlich jedem von euch habe ich ein sehr kleines Bad und somit weder Platz für Geräte, noch für ausschweifende Übungen . Meine Trainingsmatte hat reingepasst und ich habe mir gedacht ich kann dann noch meine Badewanne nutzen. An dieser habe ich Dips gemacht und 2 weitere Übungen auf der Matte. Hat auch alles super geklappt. Ein fantastisches Workout! Heute…
 
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  • This 14 Year Old’s Insane Transformation Reminds Us Why We Started Lifting

    SMB Staff
    25 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Jörg Grinvald was a skinny kid who did the occasional push up, but once he started training he unleashed the beast and put together this video of his transformation.  If you don’t even lift yet, this video will serve as inspiration and motivation of what’s possible when you work hard. If you’ve been lifting for a while, […] The post This 14 Year Old’s Insane Transformation Reminds Us Why We Started Lifting appeared first on .
  • 9 Sports Superstitions That You Absolutely Can’t Ignore

    Richard McConnell
    24 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Superstitions and Sport go hand in hand. As long as sport has existed, superstition has been right beside it. The fact is simply that some players have none, others have many. The purpose of this article is to address some of the more notable rituals, who did them, and their apparent power over performance. If […] The post 9 Sports Superstitions That You Absolutely Can’t Ignore appeared first on .
  • 7 Simple Rules For Girls Who Want To Join A Wolf Pack of Bros

    Vanessa Checchio
    24 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    It’s not uncommon to see a girl become a regular member of the bro-pack these days. They frequent the bars with the bros, see every text (whether they like it or not) that’s sent in the group messages, and can throw weights around with the guys during gym sessions. Usually there’s less drama in a group […] The post 7 Simple Rules For Girls Who Want To Join A Wolf Pack of Bros appeared first on .
  • Are You Strong Enough To Pass The FBI Fitness Exam?

    Jonathan Leonard
    22 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    For the first time in 16 years, valiant citizens who wish to join the F.B.I. are required to take a fitness examination in order to pass. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the primary focus was shifted to cybersecurity and intelligence, thus neglecting the physical aspect of the job. But why the sudden change of heart? […] The post Are You Strong Enough To Pass The FBI Fitness Exam? appeared first on .
  • The Science Behind Why Some Guys are Ass Men and Some Are Boob Men

    Richard McConnell
    22 May 2015 | 12:51 am
    The scientific community has a lot to say about my infatuation with boobs, and more recently, asses. Personally, I view it simply as two sides of the same erection coin. Science says that my affinity for tits can be traced back to the powerful bond between mother and infant, that rack size sends important signals […] The post The Science Behind Why Some Guys are Ass Men and Some Are Boob Men appeared first on .
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  • Walks And Walking – Hartland Walk in Devon

    David Knockton
    23 May 2015 | 1:27 am
    Walks And Walking – Hartland Walk in Devon This is a 10 mile circular walking route in Hartland, Devon which took me 5 hours to complete on a fabulous day of glorious sunshine. Driving in to the small village of Hartland I headed for the free car park. From here I walked passed the Hart […] The post Walks And Walking – Hartland Walk in Devon appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Morwenstow Walk In Cornwall

    David Knockton
    17 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Walks And Walking – Morwenstow Walk In Cornwall We stayed in Appledore, a small fishing village on the North Devon coast that sits on the confluence of the Taw and Torridge river, for a week with the family at the delightful Lands Court Holiday Cottages. For my first allocated day of walking I drove to […] The post Walks And Walking – Morwenstow Walk In Cornwall appeared first on .
  • The Three Necessities for any Walking Holiday

    David Knockton
    6 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Three Necessities for any Walking Holiday Walking holidays are fantastic experiences for all ages, providing the chance to experience the great outdoors as quickly or as slowly as you wish. While the essence of such a trip is, of course, walking, there are a number of aspects that you have to consider to ensure […] The post The Three Necessities for any Walking Holiday appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Sandgate Circular Walk in Kent

    David Knockton
    3 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    Walks And Walking – Sandgate Circular Walk in Kent This is a short 2.5 mile circular walk in Sandgate, a small seaside village just outside of Folkestone on the Kent coast. The walk starts at the car park at Castle Road which is set just off Sandgate High Street by Sandgate Castle. From the car […] The post Walks And Walking – Sandgate Circular Walk in Kent appeared first on .
  • Open Health Data Powers Healthy Access by Toothpick

    David Knockton
    2 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    Open Health Data Powers Healthy Access by Toothpick Healthy Access is a scoring system developed by Toothpick.com, showing how easy it is to be healthy in different parts of England. Unlike other scores that show disease rates, life expectancy and other health outcomes, the score measures access and quality of services that allow you to […] The post Open Health Data Powers Healthy Access by Toothpick appeared first on .
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  • The Final Results – Paul’s 8 Week Journey

    Paul Wintergerst Nov 3, 2013
    14 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    The 60 days is over and I have a lot to report. This round opened my eyes to many things that I hadn’t realized when I went through my first 2 PhatBurn 60 day cycles. Below is my report… First and foremost my results.   First and foremost my results.    
  • PhatBurn's Before Photo

    Paul Wintergerst Mar 11, 2014
    14 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Hey Everyone,   Check out our before photo, even our studio isn't exempt from Before & Afters...    Construction has begun and we plan on being up and running in 3-4 weeks. The weather is getting warmer (except for today) and it's time to get back into the PhatBurn studio and sweat.   We are launching a full class schedule from 6am-9pm. We will have a fat loss class, muscle building class and maintenance options. We will continue to send updates as we get closer to launch...   P.S. We are now
  • What is the difference between a starch and a carb?

    Paul Wintergerst May 14, 2015
    13 May 2015 | 10:46 am
        The problem here is the question itself.  A starch is actually a type of carb.   There are 3 classifications of carbohydrates.  1. Sugar 2. Starch 3. Fiber   These classifications are grouped into 2 types: 1. Simple Carbs 2. Complex Carbs   So the question at hand really should be what is the difference between a complex carb (starches & fructose) and simple carbs (sugar)?  Make sense?   Sugar is comprised of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, which are organized into single units.   Sugars
  • Tips for Muscle Soreness

    Paul Wintergerst Apr 24, 2014
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    If your pushing hard in class you should be pretty sore right now.     To combat soreness here are the three thinngs you need to do.   1. Stretch - improving your flexibility and circulation will help reduce or prevent sore muscles.   2. Drink water - hydration is an important part of circulation, which in turn adds comfort to your muscles.   3. Work through the soreness - I am not going to give some scientific explanation here other than this is what works best for me. Don’t mistake muscle
 
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  • Ephedrine & Caffeine. Does it Work? Is It Safe?

    Mark McManus
    24 May 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Ephedrine as a weight loss supplement was BANNED in the US on April 12th 2004. The death of Steve Bechler put the nail in the coffin for ephedrine. However, a forensic investigation by New York City Medical Examiner Dr. Michael M. Baden concluded that Mr Bechler, “…died of a heat stroke precipitated by his morbid […]
  • Total Volume or High Intensity For Best Muscle Gains?

    Mark McManus
    20 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Apart from the “Compound Exercise Only” heads in this game, the group I find most annoying is the “Total Volume” people….grrrrrr. Do you know what I mean? They multiply the reps and sets completed by the weight lifted to arrive at a “Total Volume” Figure. The larger that figure the better their gains, or so […]
  • Top 10 Ways To Get Ripped

    Mark McManus
    18 May 2015 | 4:45 am
    Summer 2015 is around the corner. And that always means one thing…it’s time to get ripped up! Getting a lean, defined six-pack is actually one of the most difficult things to achieve…when you DON’T know what you’re doing. And you’ll probably lose muscle and look terrible in the process. Thankfully, when you DO know what […]
  • How Long Does It Take To Get Six-Pack Abs? ANSWERED!

    Mark McManus
    12 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    You can know with mathematical certainty how long it will take you to get a six-pack. But before we get into that let me quickly explain how you actually get a six-pack. It has NOTHING to do with long cardio sessions. It also has nothing to do with doing hundreds of sit-ups or crunches. There […]
  • Should I Train 3 days or 5 Days a Week For Best Muscle Gains?

    Mark McManus
    11 May 2015 | 3:57 am
    If you’re training 5 times a week, you could be wasting your time (well, wasting 2 days anyway). In a recent article (here) I demonstrated how 3-days per week was equally effective to training 5-days per week for building muscle i.e. a 3-day full body routine VS a 5-day split routine. In THT training we use: […]
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  • Exploring Gym Chains – Which One is Right for You?

    Casey McIlvaine
    12 May 2015 | 11:57 am
    Whether you have just attained your certification and you’re looking for your first position at a gym or you’re more seasoned and looking for a better fit, there are some specific things you can look for to help you explore the possibilities among gym chains. Deciding which one is the right one for you is not an exact science, but here are some of the basics for trainers looking for a home as well as anyone that is looking for a good gym for their fitness needs. Like every business person, every professional certified personal trainer should have a plan for their career. That can range…
  • The Importance of Exercise Increases as We Age

    Liz Bowen
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    Anyone over 40 can tell you of the struggle to maintain or regain a healthy body as aging takes its natural toll on our weight and all other aspects of our internal and external physiology. More and more personal trainers will be dealing with clients in the 40+ age group, so it’s important for these clients to understand the importance of more exercise as they age. Today, there are few jobs where the right type of exercise mix is inherent to the job. In fact, the reality is that a vast majority of people lead a pretty sedentary lifestyle. That takes an accumulative and greater toll on our…
  • What Makes a Personal Trainer Stand Out?

    Casey McIlvaine
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Every personal trainer should be striving to become a standout among personal trainers. The question often comes down to what does that mean? Here’s a hint: it mostly comes from within rather than outside of you, which may require a little explanation. Clients choose personal fitness trainers for a wide variety of reasons. If the reasons that they look for a personal trainer are as varied as their needs, then what can make a personal trainer standout for all of them? It isn’t the latest equipment or the elite clientele or the posh studios that make a personal trainer a standout among…
  • Why Women Can and Should Lift Weights

    Liz Bowen
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    It’s been nearly a year since we discussed strength training for women in this earlier blog post, so it’s time to delve a little deeper. Here, we specifically look at why women can and should lift weights. As skilled certified trainers understand or learn very quickly, there are subtle differences between strength training and lifting weights. While strength training regimens for women often includes lifting weights (lighter weights more reps) it is one of a number of techniques that make up this training lexicon. Resistance bands, wrist weights and resistance training using your own body…
  • The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

    Casey McIlvaine
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Too often, potential clients see personal trainers as luxuries reserved for the rich and famous. In reality, ANYONE can benefit from using a personal trainer to hit their fitness goals. While a personal trainer does cost money, investing in one is a guaranteed way to improve your health and fitness (as opposed to throwing money away on gimmicks and programs that never get you anywhere). We encourage our students and graduates to use this infographic on your site, blog, or social media (anywhere your potential clients can see it). Embed The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer on Your Site:…
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  • Denzel Washington Pre-Workout Mooch Vine

    Jamin Thompson
    25 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    We all have that one friend…either he is too cheap to buy his own supplements, or he just conveniently forgets to bring his own so he can mooch your stash. Whatever the case may be, every lifter can probably relate to this in some way. Enjoy. The Pre-Workout Mooch (Training Day Version) “When your gym bro hits you with that “bruh lemme get a scoop tho” pre-workout mooch on your way to the gym.” When your gym bro hits you with that "bruh lemme get a scoop tho" pre-workout mooch on your way to the gym Tag a lifter. @giftednutrition A video posted by Jamin…
  • How to do Flying Superman Pushups

    Jamin Thompson
    10 May 2015 | 8:36 pm
    As I have mentioned in previous posts, my training goals these days are focused on developing a lean, athletic physique that is strong and well-conditioned… …and a big part of that training is based around building my bodyweight and core strength as well as maximizing my explosive strength and power. If you’ve read this blog before you probably know I feel about pull-ups (aka the greatest muscle building exercise ever), but let’s not sleep on the push-up either. Push-ups aren’t fancy, and nobody really walks around bragging about “how many push-ups they…
  • How to Improve Your Digestion for Greater Gains in the Gym

    Jamin Thompson
    10 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
    You dedicate your life to it… Spend thousands of hours training for it… Sacrifice friends and fun to study and research about it… Lay awake for hours at night thinking about it… GAINS. You want em, you need em, you just gotta have em. You do all the right things…train hard, eat right, get enough sleep. But what if all of your efforts are being sabotaged by poor gut health? Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates said “all disease begins in the gut”, and we are only now just beginning to understand just how right he was. One thing we know for sure though is…that…
  • Shoulder Workout for Boulder Shoulders

    Jamin Thompson
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    Seems like I get asked all of the time “Jamin, what workout should I do to get jacked.” Or “Jamin, what is the best workout for <insert body part here>.” There is no easy answer to any of these questions as there is no one workout that is “the best for this” or “the greatest for that”. There are literally endless workout types and combos out there for you to try and many of them are great. Personally, I like to experiment with crazy new things and try to find creative ways to challenge myself and keep things interesting. This way I keep the gym fun, while at the same…
  • Muscle Building Cardio Workout | Cardio WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    12 Feb 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Cardio sucks, but it’s a necessary evil. Fact is, if you want to build up your conditioning, keep your heart healthy n’ strong, and lose ugly belly flab…you gotta suck it up and do your cardio.  But Jamin, can’t I get ripped without doing cardio? Sure, it’s possible to get ripped without doing a lick of cardio… …but what’s the point of getting ripped if you can’t run a single lap? What’s the point of being ripped if you get gassed after throwing one or two air punches in a street fight? That’s not real fitness…that’s called being out of…
 
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  • Tasty Recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Protein Cookies

    Anna Arsenault aka "MomStrong"
    23 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Looking for a fun treat that’s both tasty and nutritious? Try my Bowflex Body Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Protein Cookie Recipe! I love finding ways to get my kids involved in everything I do, and baking is no exception. My little ones love helping in the kitchen, measuring, mixing, pouring, you name it. They know that the hard work we put into cooking makes the final product that much more enjoyable. Not only did my kids love the Bowflex Body cookies, but I also took them to my workout to give my friends and clients! Packed with tons of important protein, these cookies serve as both a…
  • Friday Fives: May 22nd

    Bowflex Insider Team
    22 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    Looking for healthy treats for summer? Want to make your favorite running gear last longer? Frustrated by a recent set-back in your fitness journey? Browse through our favorite articles from health and fitness bloggers this week: Blogger David Garcia found the perfect healthy treat for the upcoming summer heat. Make your own honey almond butter at home with this tutorial from Manifest Yourself. Get the most out of your running gear with these tips from the Fit Bottomed Girls. What’s the real difference between raw and pasteurized milk? Mark’s Daily Apple has an answer. Nerd Fitness…
  • Fit Tip Thursday: Four Exercises to Get You Ready for Summer

    Tom Holland
    21 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    In last week’s Fit Tip Thursday I gave you a quick five-minute routine to help shape up and tone up for summer. To help ensure you look your absolute best in that bathing suit, here are four additional exercises to add to your existing routine. Together these four moves burn calories, tone the entire body, and tighten up your abs. Don’t wait until it is too late — Get started today! No equipment required and you can do these four moves anytime, anywhere. Have some great “get ready for summer” exercises to share? Let us know in the comments below.
  • Bill’s Story: Overcoming the Setbacks

    Bowflex Insider Team
    20 May 2015 | 8:24 am
    As a finance professional with two children, Bill has everything but time. He was also raised in a family that never put an emphasis on exercise, so he didn’t know where to start. At 45, he found himself stuck. The situation became even worse after he was grounded with a terrible illness following an international trip for work. Doctors warned that he couldn’t exercise for six months. After a slow recovery process, Bill knew it was time to make a change. “My body was at the point where I was ready to finally do something,” he recalls. His weight had fluctuated throughout his entire…
  • 3 Gym Mistakes to Avoid

    Tom Holland
    19 May 2015 | 8:31 am
    Having spent the better part of my life inside the gym, I can tell you that the vast majority of people are not coming close to maximizing their time while working out. Here are three top things people do at the gym that prevents them from achieving their best body: Too Many Crunches Yes, the pursuit of flat abs is, and will always be, at the top of many fitness goal lists. Far too many people spend too much of their workout time rolling around on the mat doing an endless number of ab exercises, however. You are paying for the expensive exercise equipment at the gym — use it. Focus on…
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  • “What Are The Best Foods To Eat?” Why You Need To Stop Asking Me And How To End This Madness

    Keith
    20 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    My face when someone asks me what foods they should eat.  When someone decides they want to lose weight, build muscle, or whatever else (actually it’s almost always one of those two things so…never mind), they know that nutrition will play a critical role in their journey. And you know how I can tell, almost instantly, if someone is a beginner or not? It’s if they ask this one question, “What are the best foods to eat?” My canned response to this question I get this question so often via email that I even created a canned response so that I can just copy and…
  • What Workout Routine Should I Do To Lose Weight Or Build Muscle?

    Keith
    4 May 2015 | 9:17 am
    Picking the right workout routine is a hotly debated subject. You have guys on one end of the spectrum saying that you should train 5-6x per week in order to build muscle and get ripped but on the other hand you have the “minimalist” training guys who think training 5x per week is the worst thing in the world and you should only train 1-3x per week. So who’s right and who’s wrong? Neither side is right. The thing about training is, it’s all dependent on your current situation and goals. When trainers tell people that they should only workout 2x per week or only…
  • 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…
 
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  • Jacked Factory Redemption Review

    Rick Grimes
    18 May 2015 | 6:08 pm
    Jacked Factory Redemption Overview Powerful post-workout recovery supplement Available in a delicious Mixed Berry Blast flavor Provides 3 g of Creatine Monohydrate per serving Contains 2 g of Beta Alanine per serving Includes L-Leucine to stimulate muscle protein synthesis Includes black pepper extract to enhance nutrient absorption Contains no artificial sweeteners or flavorings Available At: Price More Info $35.49 Buy Now What Does Jacked Factory Redemption Do? Jacked Factory’s Redemption is a potent post-workout recovery supplement which combines essential amino acids with creatine…
  • Jacked Factory Altius Review

    Rick Grimes
    18 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Jacked Factory Altius Overview Potent pre-workout formula Available in a delicious Mixed Berry Blast flavor Provides 325 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous per serving Provides 3 g of Creatine Monohydrate per serving Includes Citrulline Malate to maximize nitric oxide production Contains 3.2 g of Beta Alanine per serving Includes BioPerine Black Pepper Extract to enhance nutrient absorption Sweetened naturally with Stevia Available At: Price More Info $39.49 Buy Now What Does Jacked Factory Altius Do? Jacked Factory Altius is a pre-workout supplement that has been designed to give you a significant…
  • MusclePharm Hardcore Wreckage Review

    Rick Grimes
    18 May 2015 | 2:47 pm
    MusclePharm Hardcore Wreckage Overview Powerful pre-workout supplement Available in two fruity flavours Provides a range of essential vitamins and minerals Promotes enhanced pumps and vascularity during your workouts Helps to stimulate intra-cellular ATP production Provides 350 mg of Caffeine per serving Includes 4 g of L-Leucine per serving to optimally stimulate muscle protein synthesis Available At: Price More Info $34.79 Buy Now What is Hardcore Wreckage from MusclePharm? Are simply put, Hardcore Wreckage from MusclePharm is a pre-workout supplement that really delivers the goods and…
  • MusclePharm Hardcore Gainz Review

    Rick Grimes
    18 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    MusclePharm Hardcore Gainz Overview A potent post-workout recovery supplement Provides 6 g of BCAA per serving Contains extra L-Leucine to stimulate muscle protein synthesis Includes Data Alanine to reduce lactic acid accumulation Available in two tasty flavours Also contains Black Pepper Extract to maximize nutrient absorption and utilization Available in packages containing 30 servings Available At: Price More Info $34.79 Buy Now What Does MusclePharm Hardcore Gainz Do? MusclePharm Hardcore Gainz is a post-workout recovery supplement in the most fundamental sense, providing your body with…
  • MusclePharm Hardcore Diesel Review

    Rick Grimes
    18 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    MusclePharm Hardcore Diesel Overview High-quality whey protein blend Available in two tasty flavours Provides 25 g of protein per serving Includes an effective protein blend for varying rates of digestion Available in packages containing 4 lbs Formulated to stimulate muscle protein synthesis Contains a 5 g of L-Glutamine per serving Available At: Price More Info $53.77 Buy Now What is MusclePharm Hardcore Diesel? MP Hardcore Diesel offers a fantastic blend of Whey Protein Isolate and Whey Protein Concentrate to provide your body with a sustained release of amino acids so that you can stay in…
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  • 2015 Special Olympics Torch Run

    admin
    25 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    The Louisiana Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run is held the third week of May every year leading up to the Summer Games opening ceremony. Agencies from across the state take turns carrying the flame of hope through their jurisdictions while raising money for the Special Olympics through fundraising and t-shirt sales. The flame of hope reaches its final destination at the end of the week for the start of the Summer Games. I had the honor of participating in the Torch Run for the fifth year and my second year as a member of the Mandeville Police Department. We changed the West St.
  • Tchoupitoulas Barathon

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 12:57 am
    The 34th annual Tchoupitoulas Barathon was held Friday in Uptown New Orleans. The event tagline is “6 miles, 6 bars, 6 beers,” which is pretty self-explanatory. I participated in this event for this first time in 2007 and did it again in 2008 and 2010. While some run this event for time and awards, I learned on my first venture that this race is best done slow, steady, and inebriated. After some pre-race grub at Dat Dog my friend, Erica…….or should I say one half of our superhero team, Robin, and I arrived at Le Bon Temps for the race start. The crowd was large and…
  • St. Joseph’s 5K

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Saturday morning was a big race day in the metropolitan area. There were no shortage of events to choose from. I chose to stay local and sign up for a race that was about a twenty minute drive from my house: The St. Joseph’s 5K. The 5K was held on the campus of St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Ponchatoula, LA. The race was held in conjunction with the school’s fair. The kids 1 mile run began at 8:30am. All 1 mile participants received medals. The 5K followed at 9:00am. Perfectly Fit Sports was on hand to conduct registration and man the course. The 5K course took runners…
  • May Races

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 2:37 pm
      4-H Pet Parade Run 5K, 1 mile Friday May 1, 2015 5:00pm Hammond, LA Run for Relief 5K 5K Friday May 1, 2015 6:00pm Gulfport, MS Silver Lining Sprint 5K Friday May 1, 2015 Hattiesburg, MS Cochabamba Dask 10K/5K Saturday May 2, 2015 8:00am Hattiesburg, MS Okatoma Festival Run 5K Saturday May 2, 2015 8:00am Collins, MS Big Easy Big Heart 5K 5K Saturday May 2, 2015 8:00am New Orleans, LA Girls on The Run 5K Saturday May 2, 2015 8:00am Lafayette, LA Relay For Life Relay Saturday May 2, 2015 3:00pm Gonzales, LA Run For Home 5K Saturday May 2, 2015 8:00am Metairie, LA Superhero 5K 5K Saturday…
  • Gulf Coast Classic 2015

    admin
    21 Apr 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The 37th annual Gulf Coast Classic was set for Saturday April 18. With the monsoon drenching our area all week and continuing Saturday morning, the race was postponed until Sunday. I did not plan to run this weekend but since I was up at 5:30am anyway Sunday morning I decided to make the drive to Pass Christian, MS. The race was held at War Memorial Park on the beach front. The 10K course and the new 5K course took runners out and back along the beach front. Since I did not pre-register I had to decide between the 5K and 10K about fifteen minutes before the start. I saw the top three…
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  • Happy Memorial Day from NFPT!

    NFPT Team
    25 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Today should be a time of remembrance of the sacrifices the few have made for the many. Here at NFPT, we’d like to remember and honor all of the servicemen and women who have died serving this country. Amidst the hotdogs and corn-hole games today, make sure and take a minute to think about those who have sacrificed for all of us. Find a mother, a father, a spouse, a sibling or a child of someone who has died serving this country in the military. Thank them and tell them how proud of their loved one you are. Tell them how much you appreciate their sacrifice and what it means to you. And…
  • Training for Health or the ‘Love of the Game’ and HIIT

    David Brancato
    20 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The purpose of this article is threefold, (1) to help you recognize the reason that you exercise, whether it is for your health or the love of a sport; (2) the type of exercise for the health enthusiast opposed to the training for the competitor; and, (3) to provide knowledge of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) . As a health professional that has trained kick boxers and a holder of three black belts with the continuance in Ed Parkers’ Kenpo Karate, I have learned that I must distinguish between an individual that wants to achieve better health, confidence and discipline from the…
  • Exercise of the Week: Bicep Preacher Curl (Straight Bar)

    GuestAuthor
    18 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in the front of your upper arm (mid to upper biceps brachii). The secondary muscles stressed are the muscles in your forearm and the front of your shoulder. Starting Position Sit on a preacher bench with the top of the armrest at mid-chest or slightly lower. Grip the bar in the designated position with your arms extended over the armrest, wrists straight. Rest your upper arms on the armrest with your elbows slightly bent and your wrist straight. Movement Raise the bar up toward your chin until your biceps have reached…
  • Two for the (Healthier) Road

    NFPT Team
    15 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The decision to get into better shape is often a highly personal one. But according to the results of a new study, people tend to more successful when starting healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes, too. Anecdotal evidence suggests that having some form of social support network, from friends and co-workers to spotting- and workout partners can be helpful when it comes to adhering to – or at least starting with – an exercise program. Yet, according to a group of researchers in the United Kingdom, no studies had explicitly compared the influence of having a life partner…
  • Exercise of the Week: Standing Bicep Curl (Straight Bar)

    GuestAuthor
    11 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in the front of your upper arm (bicep brachii, brachialis, and brachio radialis). The secondary muscles stressed are the muscles in your forearm and the front of your shoulder. Starting Position Grab a straight bar with the assigned grip (wrists straight), extending your arms down in front of your body with your elbows at your side. Stand with your fee shoulder width apart. You must keep your back straight and your knees slightly bent. Movement Bending at the elbow only, raise the bar up as far as you can without moving…
 
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    Serrano Strength

  • Why I Decided To Drop Out Of College

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

    Josh
    11 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Gym bags are probably one of the most important tools to bring with you into the gym. Ok, maybe you can argue that but it’s always important to be tidy. Having a gym bag allows you to keeps everything together so you’re not all over the place. You can keep whatever you want in your bag... Related Posts: The Perfect Gym Day How to Avoid 3 Mistakes Most Newbies Make at the Gym 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…
  • Scoliosis Sucks but It’s Still No Excuse

    Josh
    3 May 2015 | 2:23 pm
    I was in 8th grade when I was first diagnosed with scoliosis. St. Paul’s, the school I attended at the time required every student to be checked by the nurse for scoliosis. Being a kid I had no idea what that hell they were talking about but I had to get it checked like everyone else.... 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…
  • 5 Muscle Building Road Blocks

    Josh
    30 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Weightlifting has been a big part of my life ever since I was young. I’m 23 right now, and from all the years that I’ve been under the bar I have come to realize that building muscle is one of the hardest things anyone can do. Some people are genetically gifted and are able to put... Related Posts: Building Muscle Mass: Back Edition Building Muscle Mass: Arm Edition 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…
  • The Most Important Supplement

    Josh
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    If you’re a serious weight lifter or athlete than this post will probably be the most important one you read today. There are thousands of supplements in the industry that it makes it pretty hard to distinguish which ones are actually important. A lot of the marketing tactics make it seem like all of them are,... Related Posts: What are Digestive Enzymes and Why are they Important 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…
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    Meditation Relax Club - Relaxing Meditation Music, and Health Tips for your Wellness

  • Reaching a Higher Level of Consciousness

    RLion
    26 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    The term higher consciousness has been for centuries used by religious people to describe a state of mind that they achieved through meditation and concentration. Through the ages, Buddhist monks and ascetics all speak of reaching moments of deep clarity during which their spirit achieves a higher level of consciousness through chanting or mindful meditation. But how does this work? Can we try and explain to secular minds that express skepticism? Unfortunately, the way in which religious people of the past have described these states of higher consciousness and concentration can be off…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Uplifting Background Music of the Week – Bossa Nova Music

    RLion
    25 May 2015 | 6:47 am
    Summer is coming and many of you are looking forward to go to the beach, to sunbathe and swim in the sea. Something I really like about summer are summer nights: warm and bright, full of parties and carefree. When I think of summers I usually associate different songs and music to specific episodes that happen to me. I mean, a soothing love music can be connected to a romantic sunset, while some lounge music is the perfect soundtrack you need for a cocktail party or a happy hour. What about the hot summer nights? Sometimes they need a relaxing music in the background, others need some sensual…
  • Reaching First Jhana: How to Reach Spiritual Enlightenment

    RLion
    21 May 2015 | 1:54 am
    There are several different stages of Jhana, each one more mindful of the previous. In the buddhist meditation tradition, they are 9 focused states of mind created by periods of deep and strong concentration. The jhanic state has for long been connected with a religious side of meditation. However, one can achieve this blissful state of spiritual enlightenment and awareness without necessarily being a buddhist. I believe that mindfulness is an altered state of consciousness that any person with the right approach can hope to reach. Removing the religious side of meditation can make the…
  • Tips to Create the Perfect Home Yoga Space!

    RLion
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 am
    The beauty of yoga is that it takes very little space to practice. You can do a routine in a room filled with people as well as surrounded in nature. Learn how to cut out your own personal yoga space at home. Here are some special ways in which you can improve the way your important place to meditate looks. The balance on the outside also creates balance and serenity within, remember. Practicing yoga within the closed comfort of our homes is as lovely and heavenly as it seems. Below you can find a couple of interesting tips on how to create the perfect home yoga space in which you can find…
  • Alpha Waves: Chill Out with Binaural Beats

    RLion
    19 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    A new App that we helped create: download Alpha Waves for free! Alpha Waves are emitted on an amplitude range between 8 and 15 Hz: these kind of waves are associated with a state of deep relaxation and stress release. They are strictly connected with relaxed mental states, so increase in alpha wave activity is a desirable outcome for some types of biofeedback training and brainwave entrainment. Alpha Waves is an app that allows you to recreate those soothing sounds, helping you relax in a more profound way. To help you relax even better, we added several in-App functions. You can choose to…
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    installingmuscles.com

  • Getting Ripped: How To Build More Muscle

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

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

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

    Ashwin Kak
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    Having the right protein is a smart move if you want to make some positive changes. However, you no longer have to go through hundreds of websites to find out which protein is right for you. Here’s the shortest no-nonsense guide to protein that will make your life much easier:Whey ProteinIf you’re looking to build lean muscles, nothing works better than whey. Include whey protein with your diet and regimen. Its regular usage will stimulate your muscle growth, keep you energetic and give you a leaner and muscular body.Casein ProteinCasein is nothing but milk protein in a powder.
  • It’s Time For Brain Health

    Krupesh Padave
    4 Apr 2015 | 2:49 am
    The modern generation has taken a liking for fitness with everyone hitting the gym with the vengeance. It has become a style statement of sorts to have bulging biceps and displaying six pack abs. While all these are good signs that you are looking out for your body, a question that often arises “What about brain health?” Stumped aren’t you? Many people don’t have a clue about this topic.The brain just like other body parts is a muscle that requires proper working out and the equally good amount of rest. And this is what we are going to help you out with, by giving away a brain…
 
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    Deadlift Workouts - #1 Deadlifting Resource!

  • 10 Ways To Break A Plateau! Supercharge Your Workouts! Part 1

    John Balboa
    15 May 2015 | 7:06 pm
    When you hit a training plateau, flip the power switch with these 10 ways to supercharge your workouts and shock your system for lightning-fast muscle gains. It sounds simple, but the way you organize your training program depends upon the areas you define as priorities. You typically prioritize muscle groups based on where your weaknesses lie. Basically, weaker muscle groups should be giving higher priority in order to catch up with the more developed ones. Giving a muscle or group of muscles higher priority simply means training it when it’s at its strongest, and possible training it with…
  • Question Of The Week: How Can I Improve The Bottom Portion Of The Deadlift?

    John Balboa
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Most people are much stronger above the knee than below on deadlifts. However, if you feel that the disparity is too great, there are a few potential problems you may want to check: Starting position with the hips too high. Poor mobility causing low back rounding just to grab the bar Losing body tightness due to poor breath control. Simply just being weak off the floor.   If your hips are too high, you are pulling from the most mechanically inefficient position. Additionally, it is putting a lot of strain on your back that can potentially be dangerous to your lumbar region. The best…
  • Get Competition Ready – 12 Week Cycle To Deadly Numbers

    John Balboa
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    In our honest opinion, the deadlift is the most important lift in a meet bar none. The will to win is in the hands of the lifter when it comes down to pulling triple digits. That is why we put a lot of work into constructing a deadlift workout plan that kicks major ass and provides results. The cycle for the deadlift is 12 weeks, no more, no less. Consists of three weeks of eight reps, four weeks of five reps, four weeks of three reps, and the week before the meet includes just a double at or around your opener for some added spice.   Assistance work is done on Tuesday because…
  • 3 Most Important Pieces You Should Know About The Romanian Deadlift

    John Balboa
    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 Balboa
    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…
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • 7 Simple Exercise Modifications That Can Boost Results

    Dr. Mercola
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola To optimize your fitness, you really want to develop a comprehensive approach to exercise. Ideally, you need to do a variety of exercises and avoid doing the same ones all the time as this will lead to a relative tolerance; you will not provide your body with the variety of stresses it needs to continuously adapt, improve, and grow stronger. The basic idea is that you need to provide your muscles with a wide variety of exercises to keep building them. As a general rule, I recommend including aerobic and anaerobic high intensity exercises, strength training, core exercises, and…
  • Is CrossFit Safe?

    Dr. Mercola
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola CrossFit, created by Greg Glassman, is an intense strength and conditioning program involving perpetually changing and challenging intervals of aerobics, body weight exercises, gymnastics, and Olympic weight lifting. It's a workout that Glassman says will "deliver you to your genetic potential." CrossFit is one of the most extreme forms of exercise out there, and I advise using caution if you decide to try it, as doing it incorrectly can easily lead to injury. Glassman has over 90 lawyers defending the CrossFit brand, and that includes a lawsuit against researchers who reported…
  • What Happens to Your Body by Skipping the Gym?

    Dr. Mercola
    14 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Most exercisers skip a workout occasionally. You may be traveling, fall ill, or have an unusually heavy work deadline that keeps you from the gym. Sometimes you simply may lack the motivation to work out, which may lead to another skipped workout or two. Skipping workouts is not the same thing as spacing your workouts appropriately. In the case of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), for instance, you should only do it two to three times a week, max, because the intensity is so high. Your body needs rest in between to recuperate.   If skipping workouts becomes a habit,…
  • Two Minutes of Walking Each Hour Drastically Improves Health, Study Says

    Dr. Mercola
    14 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Sitting for too long has been found to increase your risk of death from virtually all health problems, from type 2 diabetes and heart disease to cancer and all-cause mortality. For example, sitting for more than eight hours a day is associated with a 90 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes.1 The average American actually spends nine to 10 hours of their day sitting, and certain occupations, such as telecommunications employees, spend an average of 12 hours sitting each day.2 For many years, exercise was promoted as the solution to this largely sedentary lifestyle. But…
  • Here's What Sitting Too Long Does to Your Body

    Dr. Mercola
    7 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Your body is designed for regular movement, but many Americans spend the bulk of their day sitting still instead. On average, a US adult spends nine to 10 hours each day sitting,1 which is so much inactivity that even a 30- or 60-minute workout can't counteract its effects.2 As Katy Bowman, a scientist and author of the book: Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement, told Reuters:3 "Actively sedentary is a new category of people who are fit for one hour but sitting around the rest of the day… You can't offset 10 hours of stillness with one hour of…
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    CASS FITNESS

  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the Day: Bicep Curl into Step Up (VIDEO)

    mattbible
    23 May 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Are you looking to add some variety to your fat burning routine? Are you looking to build muscle while burning fat? Are you pressed for time? If you said, “Yes, Yes, Yes”, not only do you sound like Daniel Bryan, you want something fun and challenging! The Bicep Curl into a Step Up is a compound exercise used in some of our fat burning routines we use for our clients. Check out the video demonstration by Matt Bible below, and read how to do this exercise! Start off in front of a sturdy object (can be a bench at the gym, or in this case, a park bench), and perform a Bicep Curl.
  • Deep Glute Stretch by Matt Bible

    mattbible
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:41 pm
    I want to introduce you to the deep glute stretch. If you run, you may already be familiar with it. Our hamstrings get tight from our everyday activities, especially if we are sitting for a long period of time regularly. Tight hamstrings can result in low back pain. This is an excellent stretch if you have low back pain or have pain in your hamstring (especially in the area that connects to your glutes). This is also a great stretch to help prevent pain in your lower back, hamstrings, and glutes. Read how to do this stretch below! Lay down on the floor on your back. You can put one foot up…
  • Lower Back Stretch – Floor Bridge Hold by Matt Bible

    mattbible
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    The Floor Bridge Hold is one of the top stretches to help stretch and reduce lower back pain. The exercise is low impact on the body. The Floor Bridge Hold also strengthens your glutes and hamstrings. Here is how you do the Floor Bridge Hold: Lay on your back with your hands by your sides, your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Make sure your feet are under your knees. Tighten your abdominal and buttock muscles. Raise your hips up to create a straight line from your knees to shoulders. Squeeze your core and try to pull your belly button back toward your spine. If your hips sag or drop,…
  • Richard Greene Video: Dips and Chain Dips

    mattbible
    4 Apr 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Here is our trainer, Richard Greene with another video having a few of his clients perform dips. A couple of them perform dips with chains around their necks. The chains add intensity to the fun and challenging bodyweight exercise. Expect your chest, shoulders, and triceps to feel the burn for sure! Yes, even Rich’s female client does a dip with a chain! These clients have strength training and bodybuilding goals. Rich calls this “Hard Work”. I think you would be hard pressed to argue against the term.
  • 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…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • Chocolate Milk Does A Body Good

    Anytime Fitness
    25 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Adults can help their bodies recover from tough workouts and prep for the next with chocolate milk. The post Chocolate Milk Does A Body Good appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 6 Crucial Exercises You’re Forgetting To Do At The Gym

    Shannon Fable
    22 May 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Are you forgetting to do these six important exercises at the gym? The post 6 Crucial Exercises You’re Forgetting To Do At The Gym appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Memorial Day Recipe: Healthy and Tasty Fruit Kabobs

    Carly Sippel
    19 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Bring these healthy and tasty fruit kabobs to your memorial day celebrations for a satisfying sweet snack. The post Memorial Day Recipe: Healthy and Tasty Fruit Kabobs appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 15-Minute Rowing Workout for Beginners

    Luke Andrus
    18 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    This rowing workout for beginners is the perfect way to get a great cardio workout in a short amount of time. The post 15-Minute Rowing Workout for Beginners appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Start Your Weekend With Free Workout Saturdays

    Ben Bush
    15 May 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Get to your local park this weekend and participate with thousands of others across the country! The post Start Your Weekend With Free Workout Saturdays appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Always Active Athletics

  • Why a Good Night’s Sleep is so Important

    AAAthletics
    26 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    A good night’s sleep might be what you need! by Jacquie Eubanks Nurse and consultant at Professional Supplement Center Foreword: The importance of sleep cannot be overstated – it’s vital for us to function mentally and physically and you probably wish you had more of it! From beating the snooze button to creating the ideal bed and wake up time, this expert post discusses why a good night’s sleep is so important and how to get more quality sleep! Make sure sleep is an integral part of your DIY Lifestyle! ! Many of us pay attention to our diets and exercise…
  • Alexis DeJoria: Staying fit at 300+ miles per hour!

    AAAthletics
    25 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Life in the active, fast lane! by: Allison McCormick Foreword: I’m always so interested to see how athletes and celebrities who are constantly on-the-go stay active and healthy. There is a difference between “skinny fat” and actually staying active and exercising in order to remain healthy while constantly traveling. That’s why I was pumped to hear how Alexis DeJoria stays fit and eats healthy while traveling from race track to race track… oh yeah… while driving a 10,000 horsepower behemoth! Find out more below! Being fit is part of the job! Most racecar…
  • Simple Steps to Having Beautiful Legs

    AAAthletics
    22 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Tips for beautiful legs by: Bob Gorman Freelance writer and a passionate blogger Foreword: Ladies, many of you are worried about having beautiful, strong legs. This featured author breaks down some simple ways to achieving beautiful legs! Start implementing some of these simple tips today and see how they help you – DIY Style! Although many fashion trends and fads have come and gone throughout the years, one classical and lasting staple of female beauty still is and has always been a pair of smooth and flawless legs. What’s more, the leg craze is growing stronger, with…
  • QualiProducts Foam Roller – DIY Massage?

    AAAthletics
    21 May 2015 | 5:40 am
    Help your sore muscles with a quality foam roller! What’s that old mantra – “Go hard or go home”? Well when living the DIY Lifestyle we commonly push ourselves to the max – it’s all about that EPOC effect. Anyways, when you do this you can sometimes end up with some pretty killer soreness and aches. It goes hand-in-hand. I recently got my hands on a QualiProducts foam roller that can really crush this soreness. It’s all about massaging away the aches and pains, basically through myofascial release. We put it to the test and here’s what we…
  • Recipe of the Week: Mango Coconut Energy Bars

    AAAthletics
    20 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    You can use some of your favorite dried fruits and nuts when you make your own energy bars. These bars nourish you with protein, healthy fats, and a good dose of fiber. Give these awesome energy bars a try this week to battle the mid-afternoon office crash! Makes 6 Mango Coconut Energy Bars. Ingredients: ¼ cup dried mango, soaked in warm water 5 minutes ¼ cup dates (such as Medjool), pitted ½ cup raw cashews ½ cup raw almonds 3 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut Directions: Place mango and dates in a food processor and pulse 5 times. Add nuts and coconut and process until nuts are…
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    Runner Training For Life

  • TRX for Runners: Benfits and Workout

    26 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Over the last month I’ve shared a few videos using the TRX to get more strength and core training in my routine. I wanted to get someone who has been using it for ages involved to explain why it’s great for runners and show you some moves.  Thanks Paige {umm my abs idol}. If you’re an avid reader of Amanda’s blog you likely have an appreciation for running, too. In fact, I’d even wager that for many of you, it’s your primary form of exercise – which is great! That said, just as it’s important to include cardiovascular exercise into my fitness regime, it’s also…
  • Walk with Me: Old Friends and Family

    24 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    Some people like to chat over a cup of coffee, but I’ve long known that my most honest discussions happen on a walk. A recent study showed that in fact this is because when speaking while side by side we feel less afraid to share emotions than when staring directly at someone. I suppose you can avoid their reaction if you aren’t sure what it will be and of course take a moment to compose yourself before responding to big news. The last week afforded me endless hours of opportunities to communicate and my soul feels as though I’ve been standing under a waterfall. I’m thoroughly…
  • Will Travel with Food

    21 May 2015 | 4:37 am
    Sometimes I wonder what the airport security must think as my bag rolls through the x-ray filled with food, powders and pills. I’ve often dreamed they are going to pull me aside and ask me to taste the white powder in a plastic bag, which I then refuse to do because darn it CALM magnesium is meant to be diluted in hot water. Next they’ll inquire about the plethora of pills no longer in bottles and I’ll try to explain they are probiotics and digestive enzymes and spirulina to all help my digestion which is whacky when I travel. Finally the food…mostly I’m sure they roll their eyes…
  • Learn to Breathe Better While Running

    19 May 2015 | 3:18 am
    Spring is finally here!!! Runners everywhere rejoice, until they move on to complaining about how suddenly it’s become harder to breathe due to all of the pollen and soon humidity! Let’s dive in to things that can help improve your breathing on every run whether it’s Spring, Summer, Fall or more of the dreaded winter. CAUSES OF BREATHING ISSUESIf I had a dollar for everyone who has ever told me that they can’t figure out why it’s so hard to breathe while running…I’d probably buy a couple new pairs of running shoes. So what is it that actually makes it hard for us to breathe?
 
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    Faultless Fitness

  • The Importance of Gym Hygiene

    Steve Nash
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    In my role as an instructor at a local gym I can often be found disinfecting mats, seats and benches. I often see people dripping with sweat come straight off a treadmill and straight onto a resistance machine or bench and do their sets before getting up and onto the next thing. Whilst I applaud […] The post The Importance of Gym Hygiene appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • 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
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  • How to Make Your Kitchen Healthier

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

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

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

    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. No related posts.
  • 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…
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  • How Much Body Fat Is Healthy For Men & Women?

    Dayne Hudson
    26 May 2015 | 1:48 am
    Body fat is a popular topic. Some people want to tell you how theirs is super low, while others are complaining about how high theirs has become! But what about the healthy level? What is that? Let's find out! Body Fat Percentage & Health Recent research (1) has examined this based on Fat Free Mass Index and the Body Fat Mass Index, and has declared:Tags: NutritionTraining
  • Do You Have To Do Cardio To Lose Weight?

    Dayne Hudson
    22 May 2015 | 12:52 am
    "I hate running" you hear lots of people say, when they come to the realisation they need to lose weight. But is it actually vital to tie the shoe laces of your old joggers to shed the unwanted bodyfat? Let's take a look! Cardio for Fat Loss? Whilst there's no question cardio can help with fat loss - you still won't lose weight if you're doing hours of cardio and still eating more calories than you burn daily.Tags: Training
  • Why It's Impossible To FLEX Your Muscles

    Dayne Hudson
    18 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    Here's a handy little fitness fact that has slipped under the radar for decades - you actually can't "flex" your muscles! The term flexion applies to only your joints (1) and not your muscles.  Muscles do not flex or extend, they only contract or lengthen.Tags: Training
  • Are Compression Garments Beneficial At All?

    Dayne Hudson
    14 May 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Unless you've watched no sport recently and haven't stepped out of your home in years, then you'd know all about compression garments. It's a largely succsessful industry, but what does the science say? Let's take a look!Tags: Training
  • Do You Burn More Calories Whilst Sleeping After Weight Training?

    Dayne Hudson
    12 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    I've been fortunate to get my hands on some brilliant research By Issa Hanna from the Unviersity of Sydney!  Issa outlines the goal of the study relating to the headline, and the findings below. Enjoy! Enter Issa I have spent the majority of 2014 working with two of the Univeristy of Sydney’s leading professors in the fields of sleep and exercise.Tags: Training
 
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  • A New Born Entry and a Toddler Jealousy

    Shadab Shareef
    25 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Parenting is not as an easy task; it comes up with such huge responsibility. Parenting seems a bliss for many couples and for some it’s a pack of complication. Although, it has been studied that parenting is the task that everyone dream about, and it’s really distressful for many couples who are not able to [...]
  • Sleep Wrinkles, Ever Heard about Them?

    Emily Kristina
    25 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    A good beauty nap is top recommendation for fighting aging skin. And yes it gives you a rejuvenated mind, body and health. But surprisingly, your sleep could be aging you. Wondering how? Well your sleeping position is to be blamed for deepening those lines. Skin aging is a cumulative effect of many factors and it’s [...]
  • What Oral Care Probiotics K-12 and M-18 Can Do for You

    Kingsley Felix
    25 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    Oral hygiene is very important. You want to have a nice smile, but beyond that you also want to have fresh breath. This all comes from how you take care of your mouth. There are some probiotics that are quite useful in oral care. In fact, probiotics K-12 and M-18 can do a lot for [...]
  • All about Skin Tightening Procedures

    Kingsley Felix
    23 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    As we age, our skin starts to sag, loses its elasticity and starts to show wrinkles. Usually, at this point, we start to look at ways to tighten the skin back up. Sagging skin can also be caused by pregnancy or rapid weight loss, not just by age. Whatever the reason for the skin is, [...]
  • Laser Lipolysis: Fat free Body Without Surgical Procedures

    Peter Smith
    23 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    Laser Lipolysis is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure also known as “laser-lipo”. The lipo-sculpture intervention removes unwanted, stubborn fat such as love handles, double chins, and saddlebags thus making the body look slimmer and more toned. The procedure makes use of a laser that melts fat extremely fast from the body and face. Then it permits [...]
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  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Community Events and the “Selfie”

    Andrea Oh
    23 May 2015 | 9:53 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Community Events and the “Selfie” appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Community Events and the “Selfie” As a follow up to the previous Fitness Insight podcast (on Internet Marketing & Social Media), the topic evolves into discussions about community events, local outreach and how marketing strategies have evolved with access to social media and the Internet. Although volunteering at events and handing out free gear to event participants is […]
  • Barbell Workouts (for Dummies)

    Andrea Oh
    11 May 2015 | 1:43 am
    The post Barbell Workouts (for Dummies) appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Barbell workouts should be in everyone’s “bag of tricks” at the gym. Most people gravitate to the dumbbell rack or make the rounds to all the different pieces of selectorized equipment but barbell equipment is easily the most under-utilized property on the workout floor. Barbell workouts are everywhere … at the gym, in your basement […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Internet Marketing & Social Media

    Andrea Oh
    9 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Internet Marketing & Social Media appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Internet Marketing & Social Media It’s summer and this is traditionally a “down time” for most fitness clubs, personal trainers and specialty fitness studios. The months between May and September are where fitness businesses start to tighten their belts and need to find ways to get creative about marketing in an effort to simply maintain their business. […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Getting to Know James Lawrence (The “Iron Cowboy”)

    Andrea Oh
    2 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Getting to Know James Lawrence (The “Iron Cowboy”) appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Getting to Know James Lawrence (aka. Iron Cowboy) For those of you who may not be aware of what an Ironman Triathlon is … GET READY TO BE SCHOOLED! This week the crew from the Fitness Insight podcast got a chance to sit down with James Lawrence (aka. the Iron Cowboy), an incredible and inspirational […]
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Understanding Physique Competitions

    Andrea Oh
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Understanding Physique Competitions appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Understanding Physique Competitions The sport of bodybuilding has evolved since the days of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Lee Haney to include more specialized categories including: bodybuilding and physique for men (and physique, fitness, figure, bodybuilding and bikini for women). Against popular belief it takes more than just exercise and nutrition to significantly change the body […]
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  • Jessica Simpson Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    admin
    25 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Born on 10 July 1980 in Abilene, Texas Jessica Ann Simpson is an actress, songwriter and a very popular recording artist. Jessica first came into limelight with her debut single “I wanna love you forever” which made its way into the top five of Billboard Hot 100. Her first album “Sweet Kisses” was a major [...]
  • Jen Selter Workout Routine & Diet Plan

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 3:14 am
    Jen Selter is the new internet superstar famous for posting her butt selfies (belfies) on Instagram. She has over 6 million followers on Instagram and other social networking sites. Jen gained a lot of attention and fame by posting pictures of her well toned butt and perfect washboard abs. Jen worked very hard to get [...]
  • Karan Singh Grover Workout Routine & Diet Plan

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

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

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Kurt Angle was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1968. He is a well known American professional wrestler and a former Olympic gold medalist.  Kurt always wanted to be a professional wrestler and took part in many amateur wrestling competitions during high school and college. He competed in 1996 Summer Olympics and won gold [...]
 
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  • The time I tried Soul Cycle

    admin
    23 May 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Soul Cycle. You’ve heard about it.  You’ve heard it’s expensive. You’ve heard celebrities do it. You’ve seen spoofs about it being a cult. You’ve heard it’s fun. You’ve heard a lot about Soul Cycle over the last 1-2 years. If you haven’t, I’m sorry because the TV spoofs are really... The post The time I tried Soul Cycle appeared first on Achieving Fit..
  • The day I Googled “carbs”

    admin
    4 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    I think I’ve been really open about the struggles and realities of trying to be healthy. All the “fitspiration” of the world make it seem easy, fun, and physically rewarding.   We both know that is false. It’s hard, mentally exhausting and the physical reward can lead to a mind-fuck... The post The day I Googled “carbs” appeared first on Achieving Fit..
  • Olives: the perfect snack you didn’t think about

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    We all know I am the queen of snacking. I love to snack. Sometimes I even skip a full meal so I can have two snacks instead of one (that’s not a healthy habit, don’t do that at home). BASICALLY, the fact is, I. love. snacks. I don’t discriminate either.... The post Olives: the perfect snack you didn’t think about appeared first on Achieving Fit..
  • Morning cup of joe: How to get BACK into the gym

    admin
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Spring is here and Summer is quickly approaching. Before you know it, you’re going to look at the calendar and realize how long you’ve truly been hibernating with the animals over Winter. Life happens, I’ve had clients that have moved, changed jobs (raises hand), family, travel, etc. The hardest part... The post Morning cup of joe: How to get BACK into the gym appeared first on Achieving Fit..
  • 5 things I learned from changing careers

    admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Oh, hi there! I haven’t seen you in a while. How have your last six months gone? Great? That’s so good to hear… As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, or Twitter (which I’m trying really hard to be better at…), or my last post in Sept,... The post 5 things I learned from changing careers appeared first on Achieving Fit..
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • How To Tame Big Tatas: Part 2

    Jennifer Blake
    20 May 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Growing up, I knew there were some girls who begged their moms to take them to the department store for their first bra. They would beg and plead, only to be gifted with a training bra, if they were lucky. I was not one of those girls. Training bra? Psshht, 12-year-old Jenny didn’t even know what that was and skipped right over training camp to play in the majors. (That’s me, but you can call me JVB now. Please.) My first bra was a white polyester full-coverage monstrosity that pilled after the first washing and I was convinced everyone at school could see every nubbin outlined under my…
  • The LiVit Consistency Challenge

    Jennifer Blake
    4 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    You could say that our gym, The Movement Minneapolis, isn’t your typical gym. Beyond the barbells and kettlebells, big liftin’ and conditioning circuits, we often offer up a monthly challenge to our members — not typical challenges that revolve around body composition or clean eating, normally, but the kind that focus on completing a task: 5,000 swings, for example, or lifting a million pounds in a month. Some challenges aren’t even necessarily fitness oriented — they’re meant to shake things up a bit, even outside of the gym. Coaches participate, too, and last…
  • Understanding and Managing Joint Hypermobility

    Jen Sinkler
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:17 am
    I always joke that some people are made out of rubber and some are made of lead. Personally, I’m lead, meaning I’m not very flexible, but others — many women, especially — are over at the far other end of the spectrum. Hypermobile joints can be a major concern in the context of fitness, and I asked world-renowned trainer Eric Cressey (author of the truly excellent High Performance Handbook) to chime in on the topic with information about how you can both identify if you’re hypermobile (AKA rubber), and provide some drills for developing greater stability. Here’s…
  • 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…
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  • Establishing a Workout Routine

    Jane McCafferty
    18 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    It’s springtime and you are suddenly reminded of all the junk food you binged on throughout the long, cold winter months. Instead of jumping up and going for a run, you ridicule yourself and take the unnecessary journey through a pointless guilt trip. Please stop doing this, it only makes things worse. Take a deep […] The post Establishing a Workout Routine appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • An Interval Workout for the Treadmill

    Jane McCafferty
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
      Via Locke Hughes over at Greatist comes this really smart workout idea for the treadmill. If you’re like me, the idea of running on the treadmill for 30-45 minutes straight isn’t the most pleasant experience. I have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill. On one hand, I know that getting in my cardio routine […] The post An Interval Workout for the Treadmill appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • The 5 Benefits of Drinking (Lots of) Water

    Jane McCafferty
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:53 pm
    We’ve all heard it before — it’s crucial to drink a lot of water every day, up to 8 glasses if possible. We all know that drinking water is good for our health, but why? What are the benefits of drinking a lot of water, day in and day out? Here’s the good news: according […] The post The 5 Benefits of Drinking (Lots of) Water appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Why the Slow Carb Diet is Brilliant

    Jane McCafferty
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    Many of our readers are probably already familiar with Tim Ferris, who really is a terrific writer and fascinating guy. He’s probably most famous for his 4-Hour Work Week book, and he’s built an entire brand around the idea. Really interesting stuff. Well, one of Tim’s ideas that has really taken off in the fitness/nutrition […] The post Why the Slow Carb Diet is Brilliant appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • 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.
 
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  • What is Clean Eating? Evidence Debunks the Concept of Unhealthy Foods

    Josh Vales, CPT
    14 May 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Clean Eating appears on the internet 9.6 million times.  It’s no wonder it’s such a pervasive idea in gyms, online, on your televisions and even in the Doctor’s office.  You’ve heard it a thousand times before. The foods you eat are destroying your health because they’re unclean. You’re not going to reach your fitness goals […] The post What is Clean Eating? Evidence Debunks the Concept of Unhealthy Foods appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Meal Frequency: How Many Meals Should You Eat a Day?

    Josh Vales, CPT
    6 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    The notion of frequent small meals throughout the day being beneficial for weight loss is perhaps even more pervasive of a dogma than spot reduction in the fitness world. To this very day, you’ll see mainstream, “reputable” fitness publications publishing articles that proclaim the benefits of spreading your daily calories across 5 or 6 meals […] The post Meal Frequency: How Many Meals Should You Eat a Day? appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Amino Acid Spiking: Your Protein Powders Dirty Secret

    Josh Vales, CPT
    1 May 2015 | 5:15 pm
    When it comes to muscle gain, retention and overall body composition (your muscle-to-fat ratio), there is no more crucial part of your diet than protein. A lack of protein will wreak havoc on your body and progress – no matter if your main goal is to lose fat or gain muscle. Protein is an absolute […] The post Amino Acid Spiking: Your Protein Powders Dirty Secret appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Can You Target Fat Loss? Spot Reduction Reexamined

    Josh Vales, CPT
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:58 pm
    For those of you not familiar with spot reduction, it is the idea that one can remove subcutaneous body fat in one particular area of the body by exercising that area. For example, repeatedly doing abdominal exercises in an effort to reduce body fat covering your abs.  The concept originated in 1895, in a journal […] The post Can You Target Fat Loss? Spot Reduction Reexamined appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • MythBusting: No Pain, No Gain, Down the Drain

    Josh Vales, CPT
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
      Origin  The “no pain no gain” motto was popularized in 1982 by Jane Fonda who used the saying in a number of her popular aerobic dance workout videos. It’s of course applicable to many things in life; bringing attention to the fact that we often need to put some effort into things we may […] The post MythBusting: No Pain, No Gain, Down the Drain appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
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  • Precor Exercise Bikes – purchase either a recumbent or upright bike and get free running shoes this May!

    Bob Lachniet
    25 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Visit any of our three Phoenix area stores this May – we’ve got a great selection of Precor exercise bikes that can fit your fitness goals as well as your budget! Take advantage of 12 Month, 0% Financing (o.a.c.) this May – and get the recumbent or upright exercise bike of your dreams! Purchase any in-stock True or Precor cardio product, including our entire line of Precor exercise bikes, and receive a coupon for a Free Pair of Running Shoes from Sole Sports Running Zone – but purchase before May 31st to take advantage of this limited time offer! You can redeem the coupon for free…
  • Foam Rollers – A unique tool for expanding your exercise regime!

    Bob Lachniet
    22 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    There’s a secret weapon many trainers and physical therapists use to not only help their clients with pre-workout stretching, but is also an additional weapon for gaining muscle strength! Have you thought about adding a foam roller to your workout? As we age, we loose elasticity in our connective tissues and joints – so using a foam roller in your pre-workout stretching is a great way to loosen up your muscles to prevent injury!  And, if you’ve ever had a good massage or rubdown after a workout, you know how much it can help you with reducing post-workout muscle soreness and speeding…
  • Study reveals exercise further combats cigarette cravings

    Bob Lachniet
    21 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    We’ve all known for years that smoking is bad – and that if you do smoke, there are massive health benefits for stopping that habit. Current research shows that tobacco use kills more than five million people per year. And, that smoking is the world’s single most preventable cause of death. Researchers at Western University have found recently with their new study that shows great promise in combing exercise with efforts to stop smoking, Their study shows that it’s possible to actively combat cigarette cravings through exercise. In the study, Amelia Tritter, Lyndsay Fitzgeorge and…
  • Build muscle with this protein-packed meal for breakfast!

    Bob Lachniet
    20 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    You want to start the day the right way – by building muscle? This breakfast will help get you there! You’re looking to build muscle, right? Well, it takes two things to accomplish muscle growth. You know that you need to spend time working out (and Fitness 4 Home Superstore can help you find the best strength equipment for your workouts!) – but are you also considering what you eat? Muscles need fuel to grow – especially first thing in the morning after your muscles have been rebuilding overnight from your last workout. Here’s a great, protein-filled recipe that will help your…
  • Purchase a Precor Elliptical Trainer this May, and get Free Running Shoes from Sole Sports Running Zone!

    Bob Lachniet
    19 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Visit any of our three Phoenix area stores this May – we’ve got a great selection of Precor elliptical trainers that can fit your fitness goals as well as your budget! Purchase any in-stock True or Precor cardio product, including our entire line of Precor ellipticals, and receive a coupon for a Free Pair of Running Shoes from Sole Sports Running Zone! And, take advantage of 12 Month, 0% Financing (o.a.c.) this May – and get the elliptical trainer of your dreams! You can redeem the coupon for free running shoes with applicable cardio purchase from Fitness 4 Home at any one of Sole…
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  • Top 3 Yoga Videos for Weight Loss

    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Yoga not only makes you more flexible and calmer, but many people believe yoga can also help you burn fat. Celebrities are touting the magic of yoga for trim tummies, and shapely arms. But can yoga actually help you lose weight? In the most simplified terms, weight loss happens as the result of calories out being greater than calories in. This is pretty much how it works until hormones get involved. Women's bodies are biologically programmed to retain fat. Our hormones and metabolism work together to make sure we have a hard time losing weight. This may seem like a viscious conspiracy, but…
  • The 42Yogis 7 Day Life and Wellness Reboot Begins June 1st!

    24 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Last night I had a beer. A single pint of beer. I drank it over the course of 4 hours. This morning I woke up with chest pain and my heart rate was under 60BPM - unusually slow for me, and potentially dangerous for someone with POTS and Dysautonomia.   Unfortunately, these episodes have been more and more frequent. I haven't been as kind to my body as I should be. When I am in a funk, my health tends to suffer. I indulge in things I shouldn't indulge in - like sugar, coffee, a single beer, or staying up all night binge watching a new show on Netflix.   My physical wellness isn't the only…
  • Fifty Shades of Yoga: "Crazy" Self Love with Becca Pati

    18 May 2015 | 5:48 pm
    It can be hard to treat yourself as if you're someone you love. It can be even harder to remember you're a crazy sexy person with lots of love to offer.  International yoga teacher and blogger Becca Pati created a gorgeous self-love yoga flow (dance?), that is all about celebrating sexiness. Becca is pure radiance in this flow. "How long has it been since you said or thought you were sexy?" Becca asked me. "Do you define sexy as dirty, external and skin deep? Or have you explored, uncovered and realized that 'looks' has nothing to do with it? Did you know that you can feel sexy and…
  • YOGA SIX to open Gold Coast Chicago location May 28th and is celebrating with free yoga

    17 May 2015 | 10:15 pm
    San Diego based YOGA SIX (Y6) expands its footprint in the Chicago area with the opening of a 3rd studio in the Gold Coast neighborhood. YOGA SIX Gold Coast will open on May 28th (previously scheduled for May 18th) and is offering free classes through June 14th. YOGA SIX Gold Coast is the 8th national location for the growing yoga company, which entered the Chicago market in 2014 with studios in the Lincoln Park and South Loop neighborhoods. A 4th Chicago studio in the River North neighborhood is scheduled to open later this year. Perched on the 2nd floor of the historic 1150 North State…
  • Sweet Mat is reinventing the yoga mat

    14 May 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Yoga mats usually smell pretty bad, but Denver-based company wants to change that. Sweet Mat is reinventing all natural, rubber yoga mats by infusing them with soothing scents.   Thanks to the bacteria that grows on yoga mats (ew), and the scent of the PVC or natural rubber, yoga mats can stink to high heaven. Nobody wants to be smelling a yucky mat during downward facing dog.   Sweet Mats has released two scents so far: Potent Peppermint and Heavenly Lavender. I haven't tried a Sweet Mat yet, but I'm looking forward to it, and I will be sharing my review when I do.   Find…
 
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  • South Kaibab to Bright Angel Trail Run – Rim to Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ

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

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

    roundroots
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Sorry I have been a little MIA. I have been very focused on training for the Leadville Marathon in two months. While everyone else is still out skiing spring lines, I am out running five days a week. Since we received very little snow this spring, the trails are drying out faster than usual on […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Chocolate Avocado Pudding

    Sam
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This protein packed chocolate avocado pudding is such a creamy, luxurious treat, it’s asked for almost weekly at my house. Dave, who really didn’t believe that avocado pudding was going to be good at all, now grabs the bigger bowl and devours it in 3 seconds flat. I try to to savor the flavor a...The post Chocolate Avocado Pudding appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Step-Up HIIT Workout

    Sam
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Connecting with my old routes with today’s Step-up HIIT workout! Am I the only one that did step aerobics? I actually started my fitness journey with running and doing The Firm workouts in my living room! I remember memorizing the choreography and how long it took me to be able to do the entire DVD...The post Step-Up HIIT Workout appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Yes, You CAN!

    Sam
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    What’s keeping you from meeting your goals? What is the story you keep playing in your head that is stopping you from achieving great things? If you are anything like me, the word Can’t is used way to often when you talk about things that are scary, might challenge you, or possibly deviate from the routine...The post Yes, You CAN! appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes

    Sam
    20 May 2015 | 4:12 am
    I’m sharing 3o easy vegan dinner recipes with you today! Summer is right around the corner, and that means I don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen for hours, some days I barely want to turn on the stove when it gets super hot. So I wanted to bring you a list of...The post Easy Vegan Dinner Recipes appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
  • Grilled Veggie Mexican Chopped Salad

    Sam
    19 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This Grilled Veggie Mexican Chopped Salad is such a fun way to use up those extra grilled veggies you have from your cookouts! Anytime we fire up the grill around here, inside on the grill pan or outside on the grill, I try to make an extra servings of grilled veggies and grilled corn, if I have them...The post Grilled Veggie Mexican Chopped Salad appeared first on PancakeWarriors.
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  • The Life of Lycra and Brunch

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

    Joshua Mackow
    5 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Most people see a company as self serving and focused on money. It is quickly lost as to why a company really exists so I wanted to share why I created Muuve and where we want to take it. Our Background I started training as a triathlete after having only done gym, weights and shotput as a sport. This meant that I had to change my entire lifestyle and put myself into the shoes of smaller, fitter individuals. The problem was, I had no idea how to look up to any of these people or where to find them. So I did what any self respecting fitness guy would do… I got in Instagram. It…
  • Biking in the mega city of Mumbai

    John Myers
    5 May 2015 | 1:47 am
    Spoiler alert – you are not going to learn a lot about fitness on this blog! Travel is often my excuse to find somewhere different to go for a bike ride. When I found myself recently on a family holiday in India the google search engine did not disappoint. We flew into Mumbai, one of the world’s mega-cities. In a city of 20 million, which is close to the total population of Australia, a bike ride might sound daunting to many. But there are only two ways to really see a city and that’s either on two legs or two wheels. The Dhaba (Tiffin) Wallah’s mode of transport I liked the sound…
  • The Lazy Athlete

    Loren Lane
    4 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    -Stretching – Massages – Recovery- Being lazy wont cut it! In one of my first blogs I had written that I do not understand why people don’t wear underwear whilst cycling. I now know that I should have trusted the trend and followed willingly, if everyone else is doing it then generally it is for a reason.  This is my first triathlon ‘injury’ and believe me it is painful- You do not want to make the same mistake! I want to touch on injury and injury prevention, but bear in mind whilst reading this that I am no expert on the matter these are just my views and opinions. At the…
  • Top 5 Tips For Your First Triathlon

    Kerry Jonker
    4 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Fortunately if you are looking for tips on how to do a triathlon, there is plenty of information out there and even more people willing to help you out! With this in mind, when thinking about what 5 tips I’d give to someone doing their first swim, bike, run, event, I thought I’d focus on the things that can make your day THAT much more enjoyable, but sometimes aren’t thought of!   TIP 1: Before leaving home, ask yourself if you; Have what you need to swim? Have what you need to ride? Have what you need to run? By being more specific than “do I have everything” there is less…
 
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  • Jumia Hosted Tech Bloggers And Brands To Discuss Mobiles

    Eghe
    23 May 2015 | 8:14 am
  • Kia Motors Store Goes Live On Konga.com – Buy kia Cars & SUVs

    Eghe
    23 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Konga.com,one of Nigeria leading online store now host an official Kia motors Stores.This is as result of  a new agreement between Konga and Kia Motors Nigeria,the offical Ki motors dealers in Nigeria.Chec out the Konga’s Kia Motors Store View All Kia Models, Features And Price Offers In Nigeria, Order Online & Pay On Delivery. One of the obvious benefit of this new arrangement is the ease of getting  Kia cars and SUVs online from Konga.com.With a few clicks,you could own the car of your choice.It is also expected you wil be getting a lower price deal on Konga.com. Find below some …
  • Amber Rose Found New Love, See Who She Is Now Dating? (Photo)

    jorilson
    22 May 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Rapper Machine Gun Kelly has been in hot romance with Wiz Khalifa’s ex, Amber Rose. Machine and Amber has been spotted hanging out in New York a couple of times. The rapper decided to clear the air on his relationship with Rose. MGK told Hot 97 that Amber is his new boo and that everything was completely natural, it wasn’t anything that he had expected or planned, or anything like that. MGK revealed that he doesn’t like getting attention from the media and since he’s dating a famous person, he’s trying to cope with it. According to the rapper “Everything was completely natural. It…
  • Bartomeu won’t rule out Barcelona move for Pogba

    Eghe
    22 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has refused to rule out a bid for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. The Frenchman is a confirmed target for Barca chief Ariedo Braida. “Pogba? We’re tracking a lot of players,” Bartomeu told RAC1. “That’s our obligation. A lot of different players, with a style similar to ours are interesting. “As for the transfer ban, they [any players signed] could train and play pre-season friendlies. Another option would be to stay at their club until January, but those we spoke to would be honoured to come to Barça straight away.”
  • Daniel Alves to announce Barcelona departure next week

    Eghe
    22 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Daniel Alves has rejected a final contract offer from Barcelona. The fullback’s current deal expires at the end of this season. Cadena Ser says the Brazilian defender will give a press conference on Tuesday 26 May to explain the reasons and to say goodbye. Alves felt he was worth more than Barça were willing to offer, so decided to take his services elsewhere. PSG, Manchester United and Liverpool have been linked with the defender.
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  • Training Inspiration

    jpascale
    13 May 2015 | 2:47 pm
    Sometimes we over-complicate things.  We get caught up with the latest supplements.  We want to try so many new training techniques that we hop from program to program, and never stick with one plan long enough to get quality results.  Or, we think we’re smart enough to make up our own “new program” by adding elements of three proven plans together. In many cases, it works best to stick best with what’s proven to work best.  Period.  Don’t get too fancy.  You’re not in the gym to impress anyone with how advanced your training program is, are you?
  • Conditioning for Sports- Energy Systems 101

    jpascale
    11 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    By examining your sport’s energy demands, and training in the appropriate energy systems, you can build sport specific conditioning. First, let’s nail down exactly what an “energy system” is.  Depending on the task, your body can produce energy in a few different ways.  Different chemical reactions within your body create energy for different tasks.  Some are very powerful, but run out of gas quickly.  Some last longer.  Your body uses some combination of each to power you throughout your day. The three energy systems we need to understand are Anaerobic Alactic,…
  • Stress Management (and Adrenal Fatigue)

    jpascale
    4 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Recently, I’ve been dealing with a case of Adrenal Fatigue, and it could have been prevented.  Over the years, I’ve known several athletes and multiple trainers/strength coaches who have experienced the same battle.  If we push too hard and don’t pay enough attention to recovery, sleep, and healthy eating, something’s got to give.  Adrenal Fatigue is a physiological condition in which your body relies too heavily on adrenaline to function on a daily basis.  You may feel more anxious than usual, because of your extended exposure to high levels of adrenaline and insufficient levels…
  • ACL Injury Prevention: The Basics

    jpascale
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    The number one job of any good strength coach/personal trainer is injury prevention.  Keeping your body safe from harm allows you to make progress towards your goals, while living a happy, healthy life.   The post ACL Injury Prevention: The Basics appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • German Body Comp.: Weight Training for Fat Loss

    jpascale
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    German Body Comp. is one of my favorite program types when training clients for fat loss.  It focuses on building or maintaining muscle mass, while causing a powerful fat burning effect via your body’s lactic acid and growth hormone response.  I’ve touched on German Body Comp. in the past, but I think it deserves a second mention here. This time, I’m going to give you the complete recipe to use this program to get shredded for summer; and a sample program to get you started. * It’s only fair to mention Charles Poliquin, world class strength coach and king of GBC in…
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric\'s Fitness Blog

  • Chasing Dreams! 

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

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

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

    29 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Having that COMPETITIVE DRIVE is what drove MJ to greatness and can help you to achieve your DREAMS!Eric Hardek
  • A Single "IDEA" Is All It Takes!

    21 Apr 2015 | 7:33 am
    "All roads to success, you gotta go through pain!"Eric Hardek
 
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  • Save 25% on 2 or More Items at Reebok.com!

    KayBee
    20 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links Reebok’s Memorial Day Sale is here! Perfect time to do some shopping for some fab gear. I don’t know about you but wearing new workout gear motivates me as I always look forward to rocking whatever gear I have just bought. So, without further ado, when you use code SUMMER25 at checkout between 21st and 25th of May 2015, you can save 25% sitewide on 2 or more items at Reebok.com. **Take note that this offer does not apply to certain items, such as Nano shoes, custom…
  • My First Tough Mudder Experience – London West 2015

    KayBee
    12 May 2015 | 3:09 pm
    In November last year, I mentioned in an article that I was going to do a tough mudder in May 2015. Well, on the 3rd of May 2015, I was among the thousands of people who did the London West tough mudder. I did it with an amazing bunch of people in my team, most of whom I met in a fitness group on Facebook. London West Tough Mudder was a 10.8 mile course with 21 obstacles. The atmosphere was charged and you could almost feel the adrenaline oozing out from people’s bodies. I was super pumped and couldn’t wait to get on with it. My team before the madness began. We definitely lit…
  • 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!!   The post Are you disciplined enough? appeared first on .
  • 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…
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  • Top 5 Excuses People Give For Not Eating Healthy

    Mark Norey
    25 May 2015 | 12:51 am
    People love excuses! Every single time when we don’t do what we supposed to, we find an excuse rather than working on solving the problem. This definitely applies for not eating healthy too. So I’m going to list down 5 most common reasons people tend to give for not eating healthy and my vision on how I... Read More The post Top 5 Excuses People Give For Not Eating Healthy appeared first on fitneAss.
  • 12 Things You Should Know About Loose Skin

    Mark Norey
    22 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    There is a question that I get all the time: “How do I get rid of  the loose skin?”. If you go through a dramatic weight loss journey, then inevitably you might have some loose skin when your weight loss process is done. There’s actually a few factors that you need to know about so you... Read More The post 12 Things You Should Know About Loose Skin appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Top 5 Brain Health Tips And Exercises You Should Follow

    Mark Norey
    18 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    You might be very particular about your physical fitness and health in general and may be doing all that you can for being on the right weight mark or maintaining those abs but have you ever given a thought to brain fitness? Well, our bodies definitely need exercise to be health but so do our... Read More The post Top 5 Brain Health Tips And Exercises You Should Follow appeared first on fitneAss.
  • 5 Nutritious Foods That Will Complement Your Workout

    Mark Norey
    18 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    What kind of nutritious foods you eat before and after a workout plays a crucial role in your fitness progress – accounting for a whopping 80 percent of your body’s ability to get rid of unwanted fats. The remaining 20 percent is made up by exercise and lifestyle factors, such as sleep and stress. Pumping your... Read More The post 5 Nutritious Foods That Will Complement Your Workout appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Cholesterol May Not Be As Bad As You Think

    Mark Norey
    17 May 2015 | 5:25 am
    For decades cholesterol is been demonized as the reason so many people have heart disease. We ‘ve been watching it, and avoiding it like the plague. But why? Does that do any good? The answer may surprise and depress you. Heart disease is still pretty much the biggest killer in the industrial world. Multiple problems... Read More The post Cholesterol May Not Be As Bad As You Think appeared first on fitneAss.
 
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  • Summer Ready

    25 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    After a weekend of BBQs, outdoor play and the first glimpses of bathing suit season, reality may be setting in. It was a long, snowy winter. Month of being trapped under heavy and figure-forgiving winter clothes, kept away from the gym thanks to snowy roads and cold morning houses aren’t always a good thing for our health or fitness. I know I did my fair share of baking this winter and depending on how focused I am on that cooking being healthy, that isn’t always the best thing for my waistline or hips. Thankfully this winter I stayed relatively on track but honestly, so…
  • Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies - clean and gluten free!

    20 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    These cookies were inspired by a conversation I had today about stress baking. Apparently I'm not alone in my need to channel my stress into cooking! One mention of peanut butter oatmeal cookies and the seed was planted. I HAD to make them. It would have been wrong not to. ;)Ingredients:4 eggs3 tsp vanilla extract2 cups peanut butter (creamy or chunky) - any nut butter would work1 1/3 c. dark brown sugar, packed1 1/3 c. rolled oats2 tsp baking soda1 1/3 c. chocolate chipsNOTE: * If using unsalted natural PB, adjust accordingly and add in salt as needed. * Any nut butter would work…
  • Kitchen Clean Out Tips

    16 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    Trying to eat healthy? Time to clean out those foods that will derail your progress.What goes? Anything that’s a temptation.That doesn’t alway mean no cookies, candy or chips. What that means is evaluating what your kryptonite is. We’re not all chip people. If you’re not likely to reach for the chips, let them stay if other members of the family will eat them and would like to eat them. Some might say that you should never have chips in the house. I'm not that person. I have not completely overhauled my house to go organic, unprocessed everything. I AM more careful about…
  • Making time for me

    8 May 2015 | 10:16 pm
    It's Mother's Day weekend. This weekend should be all about celebrating you. If your house is anything like mine though, the weekend will be less sitting around being pampered and more running around from soccer game to baseball practice to birthday party. Don't get me wrong, that's one of the things I like about being a mom. I love being able to be active and at the kids' games, and getting out in the sun and warm weather after this long winter is long overdue. I generally love the sounds of a full house, kids in and out, and the chaos that come with three energetic kiddos. Most of the…
  • Survival mode

    2 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    You know that place. We all do. When life is so busy, exhausting, insanity-inducing, and stressful that we slip from being functional human beings into a shell of our former selves. We are transformed by circumstance into walking zombies, slaves to the schedule. It may look like we're getting it all done on the outside. Sometimes we may seem like things are fine and just a little busy and other times you'll catch us totally frazzled and running around like a chicken with our heads cut off.Our kids' understanding of survival mode... not so far from reality.That's been the reality for both…
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  • How To Squat: Learn the Proper Squat Form With These Tips

    Tom
    22 May 2015 | 3:51 am
    Squats are one of the most important exercises that people can perform. Not only is it extremely efficient and capable of developing functional strength in the individual, but it can also be a great way to warm up for future exercises. However, I noticed that one of the biggest problems that people have with squats is getting the form right. Learning how to squat means taking the time to understand the squat form and how it can be optimized to create the desired results. Before you get started with any workout regimen, it is strongly recommended for you to learn more about the squat’s…
  • Ben Pakulski Chest Workout

    Tom
    17 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    In this video IFBB PRO bodybuilder Ben Pakulski teaches chest training for bodybuilding. Learn how you can build a massive chest with these handy bodybuilding principles for hypertrophy. Check out the Ben Pakulski chest workout routine below! Learn more about optimal training & nutrition with Ben Pakulski’s Mi40 workout program. About The Mi40 Workout Program The Mi40 Workout Program or Mass Intention 40, is an innovative resistance training package of 40 days. It consists not only on training and nutritional manuals, but also on 8 hours of demonstration videos that show you how to…
  • [FREE DOWNLOAD] Anabolic Cooking Recipes from Dave Ruel’s Anabolic Cooking cookbook

    Tom
    17 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    Here are the 10 most anabolicious recipes from the Anabolic Cooking cookbook by Dave Ruel. You can download the PDF for free (1,02MB). The PDF includes the following anabolic cooking recipes: Dave’s Anabolic Blueberry Oatmeal Apple & Cinnamon HP Muffins Dave’s Famous Turkey Meatloaf Baked Crispy Chicken Nuggets The MuscleCook’s Chili Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry Classic Tuna Melt Patties High Protein Fudge Bars Lemon Cheesecake Banana Bread Shake   About Dave Ruel’s Anabolic Cooking Anabolic Cooking is a program aimed at helping you eat the foods that will promote…
  • 3 Exercises For A Bigger Chest

    Tom
    15 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    A well-sculpted chest can give you an imposing physique as well as improve your overall posture. Of course, to get such a chest, you may have to put in a lot of hard work in the gym and keep your body fueled with muscle-building foods such as proteins and carbohydrates. If you have the will, patience, and desire to improve your physical appearance, here are 3 chest exercises to perform at least once every week: 1. Twisting Dumbbell Bench Press The twisting dumbbell bench press is a variation of the popular bench press exercise. It is one of the most effective workouts for building upper body…
  • Clean Bulking On A Budget

    Tom
    13 May 2015 | 3:04 am
    If your goal is to bulk up and build some major muscle, then I’ve got the perfect plan for you. There is no need to spend a great deal of money, because if you’re on a budget, you can still follow this plan and see some amazing results. Here are some effective bodybuilding tips that will enable you to bulk up fast while adhering to a budget: Are supplements absolutely necessary? When most people think about bodybuilders, they think about guys with huge, bulging muscles, while downing protein shakes in rapid succession. However, protein supplements aren’t absolutely…
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  • CrossFit Program Recognized by Children

    Victoria Hocking
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    While fitness crazes come and go, the famous, self-directed CrossFit program remains to have the most committed disciples. The CrossFit program focuses on core strength training as well as conditioning, building a robust online community wherein participants have learned to set their goals, sharing routine variations, and tracking their progress. Own Fitness Language The wildly popular program even allowed the participants to set their own fitness language, such as referring to the “workout of the day” as WOD, “as many reps as possible” as AMRAP, and C&J as the “clean and…
  • Consumers’ Workout Tips That Might Work

    Dylan Didiano
    25 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    People who are trying to get back in shape may be having troubles on where to begin. Fortunately, ShopSmart was able to find time, asking different fitness experts nationwide about their workout tips, which might work for you. Here are some of their recommendations and suggestions. Make Everything Simple The American Council on Exercise’s chief science officer Doctor Cedric X. Bryant suggests engaging in one of those freestyle classes if you find aerobic classes very complicated. Bryant recommended “Bokwa”, a fitness class wherein the participants tend to draw numbers and letters with…
  • Celebrities and Athletes Speak Up Amid Baltimore Riots and Police Brutality Cases

    Dylan Didiano
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Celebrities and athletes originally from Baltimore speak up amid the riots and police brutality cases, following the case of Freddie Gray who died, while in police custody. The city has recently announced a state of emergency, after several days of civil unrest. An Athlete Speaking Up Carmelo Anthony, a NY Knicks forward grew up in Baltimore, expressing his sympathies for the Gray family. Through Instagram, Anthony expressed his astonishment about Baltimore’s under state of emergency as people joined riots just to express their anger towards Gray’s death. He acknowledged how the community…
  • Best Shoulder Exercises for Men

    James Caverly
    24 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Michael Matthews is a fitness expert and a gym instructor that has worked with several men and women when it comes to the proper workouts of certain muscle groups. He recommends some of his favorite shoulder exercises that he has personally performed and achieved good results. The following are some of the safest and effective shoulder workouts best for men. Seated/Standing Military Press – Barbell pressing is one of the most effective workouts in building the shoulders, although it primarily focuses on the anterior head. Barbell pressing allows the pushing of heavy weight without the risks…
  • Best Exercises for the Back Muscle Growth

    James Caverly
    24 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Having a strong back does not only help people look great, but does so more than that. Building a strong back is equivalent to a solid foundation, helping you lift weights as much as possible, while contributing to the overall muscular physique. It is, however, important to develop the back muscle with a combination of exercises, targeting the major muscles such as the lats or latissimus dorsi, traps or the trapezius, and the spinae or the entire back length. Failing to hit all 3 areas may result in muscular imbalance, thus, resulting in back injuries too. Here are 5 back exercises that are…
 
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    WomensFblog | Health, Fitness, Food, Inspiration

  • The Beta Switch Review: How to Lose Stubborn Fat!

    Des
    23 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    Weight loss is generally something that causes a real headache for many of us, because let’s face it, losing weight… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips for Skin Problems (Infographic)!

    Des
    20 May 2015 | 12:09 am
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  • Health Benefits of Nuts (Infographic)!

    Des
    19 May 2015 | 11:59 pm
    Are you a health nut? Looking for more ways to eat healthy? Whether you’re a newly converted vegan or just… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • A Guide to Back Pain (Infographic)

    Des
    18 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Do you have back pain that just won’t go away? Was it caused by an injury or just as a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 8 Beginner Stability Ball Core Exercises!

    Des
    14 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    When it comes to exercise for beginners, using a stability ball for core workouts can be challenging. However, with a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Are you Medal of Honor fit?

    Jerred Moon
    21 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    I love to train. When people ask what I’m training for, I often try to explain how it’s for the unforeseen. You know; prepared for anything and at any moment. And years ago, that was the biggest appeal to me starting CrossFit. Despite anyone’s feelings, thoughts, or opinions on CrossFit, I have always respected their 100+ “Hero Workouts”. Workouts dedicated to actual heroes who have paid the ultimate price doing their duty. Is there a better motivation during a workout? Having this sentiment is why, for two of the years End of Three Fitness has been running, we have done the……
  • A Wearable Experiment

    Jerred Moon
    14 May 2015 | 11:48 am
    Can wearables make you a better human? Find out what the real benefits of having a wearable are and whether or not it can bring your fitness, training and nutrition to the next level in this week’s podcast. Do wearables make you better? http://betterhumanology.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Wearables.mp3 Talon and I hit every aspect of wearables in this podcast. I even talk about how my wearable may have saved my life during a failed nootropic experiment this past week. The Show Notes: FitBit FitBit Flex Jawbone UP3 Do wearables cause cancer? The Great Nootropics Experiment Atlas Wearables…
  • Hacking Your Weak Hamstrings

    Jerred Moon
    7 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    If you are looking to survive the end of the world, a zombie apocalypse, or simply want to become a better human you need to fix your weak hamstrings! He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. -Benjamin Franklin I don’t have enough time… I don’t have enough money… I don’t have the equipment… I’m REALLY busy… No more excuses, only solutions. Problems without solutions, are just complaints, and if you don’t want to be a complainer you have two options: Option #1: Present a problem and give possible solutions… Option #2: See the problem and fix…
  • Crush Your Training Week with 3 Simple (tiny) Habits

    Jerred Moon
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    Can I let you in on a little secret?  You’re not a superhero! Even the people who you may see as superheroes (professional athletes, successful entrepreneurs, etc.) aren’t superheroes. “Superheroes” are a product of the habits, rituals and routines they have developed through years of practice and application. We all have busy brains and the same amount of time to succeed… In fact, on average, every waking hour a new thought pops into your head every 15 seconds! Your brain is a busy place, and the busier it gets, the less likely you are to succeed. In fact,…
  • How to Not Die When Squatting Alone

    Jerred Moon
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    I almost died recently. Yep, I was attempting to find a 2-rep max box squat, training alone. I got a little over-confident, the weight got a little too heavy, and things got a bit dicey. In celebration of NOT dying, I’d like to share a few ways you can be safe when training alone. Of course, I’ll start with: TRAIN WITH A SPOTTER AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT! Anyway, let’s get back to my near-death squat experience before I give you a few safety options. So, I hit 465 lb for two reps on the box squat rather easily, so I decided, “What’s another 20 lb?” …famous last words. I loaded to bar…
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  • My Favorites in May. First Wrinkles.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    23 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    I thought I should do a post like this, since I’m trying new stuff every month anyway. This was a delivery from IHerb and I’ll post the links to all of these products. Last winter was very tough on me. Montreal’s low temperatures, lots of snow and freezing wind exhausted and damaged my skin a lot. Winter had just finished about a month ago only and I’m making some attempts to recover my skin. I tried to apply my usual Almond Oil, but it just doesn’t work anymore like it used to. The small wrinkles under my eyes had became permanent and more pronounced this time.
  • My Elf Cosmetics Collection. Personal Review.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    16 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    This time I would like to share with you my experience with makeup products from Elf Cosmetics. This brand offers a wide range of products of a pretty good quality for the lowest prices on the market. It is hard to bit that. A mascara or a foundation can be purchased at around 6$. Eye pencils, shadows and other things are even cheaper. The name of the brand is defined as Eyes Lips Face and is a cruelty-free brand that is very much loved in the vegetarian/vegan community. Before this moment, I didn’t realize I had an entire “collection” already. It turns out I bought several…
  • My facial Skincare Routine.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I know it is very hard to recommend some products you like to use to other people, even though you think they might be the best you’ve tried. We are all so different and our skin and bodies react in a totally different, unpredicted way. It is like Jenna Marbles was saying in one of her videos recently that she wanted to have curly hair when she was little. So she asked her classmate, who had curly hair, what shampoo she was using. And as a kid, Jenna was totally sure she would get the same hair. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that and us, women, we get influenced very easily…
  • 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…
 
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  • SAXON SIDE BEND

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

    18 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    Upgrade your pressing power and the size of your arms by building proficiency with the hardest dipvariation—the ring dip. MASTERY OF THE di—pand all the physique  and performance... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • FIGHTING BACK

    12 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    Bodybuilder and strongman DARRAN WINFIELDSTANESBY is using weights to hit back against cerebral ataxia. back in 2000-2001 DARRAN WINFIELDSTANESBY was diagnosed with an... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • THE BAND PULL-APART

    4 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    The band pull-apart strengthens the upper back,which can alleviate shoulder pain and reduce the chanceof injury. Make it a staple in your workouts and makepain-free gains forever. HOW... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
  • GET ON UP

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    Incorporating explosive exercises and conditioning sessions into your training will make you more athletic—andmake you look better. This dynamic routine delivers,... Get fitness today, build your muscles, with best plan, best workout, best training.
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    Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips

  • 5 Night Races You’re Really Going To Want To Run

    GetFitGold
    26 May 2015 | 4:27 am
    5 Night Races You’re Really Going To Want To Run Want to switch it up with a light-hearted, not-your-average 5K, 10K, or marathon? Then a night race is definitely worth putting on your calendar. See Original Article The post 5 Night Races You’re Really Going To Want To Run appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.
  • Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk

    GetFitGold
    25 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation of 8,000 feet or higher had a […]See Original Article The post Living at Higher Elevations Linked to SIDS Risk appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.
  • There May Be Arsenic in Your Wine—But Don’t Worry

    GetFitGold
    25 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    There May Be Arsenic in Your Wine—But Don’t Worry Don’t go pouring out your red and white just yet. See Original Article Powered by Powered by The post There May Be Arsenic in Your Wine—But Don’t Worry appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.
  • Chris Pratt Talks Fame, Weight Loss And Poop In New 'GQ' Cover Story

    GetFitGold
    25 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    Chris Pratt Talks Fame, Weight Loss And Poop In New 'GQ' Cover Story Chris Pratt is the subject of this June's GQ cover story, and in the wide-ranging interview the Jurassic World star discusses wife Anna Faris, …See Original Article The post Chris Pratt Talks Fame, Weight Loss And Poop In New 'GQ' Cover Story appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.
  • Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain

    GetFitGold
    24 May 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with insomnia or poor sleep quality may be less tolerant of pain, new research suggests. The more frequent and severe the insomnia, the greater the sensitivity to pain, the Norwegian study showed. Additionally, the researchers noted that people with insomnia who also suffer from chronic pain have aSee Original Article The post Insomniacs May Be More Sensitive to Pain appeared first on Weight Loss, Diet, and Fitness Tips.
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    EverydayChallenge

  • Fruit Smoothie From Scratch

    Alise Tone
    11 May 2015 | 5:09 am
    Hey guys! Nothing special for today, just a small reminder that will make your day healthier. This morning I woke up very happy and very hungry and went straight to my fridge, but what I found there was a big, fat nothing. So much for my happy morning… All I had was some fruit, but since I’m not a fruit person I decided to make a breakfast smoothie from scratch instead. And you know what? It came out super tasty! And what is more important – it was a decent dose of vitamins and energy. For this power smoothie you will need: 1 Grapefruit 1 Persimmon 1 Banana Few frozen raspberries…
  • The Strong Race 2015

    Alise Tone
    6 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Few days ago I challenged myself for real. I took part in The Strong Race 2015. The Strong Race is the only annual extreme mass endurance race in the Baltic States and the point of this race is to overcome yourself and test your strength and physical fitness by overpassing a dozen of obstacles and running through mud. Also it is a different way to express the patriotic feelings, because every year The Strong Race is held in a very important day for Latvian people – Restoration of Independence Day. Bet now let’s get down to the business! What to expect? Since I have participated in…
  • Anti-Cellulite Honey Massage

    Alise Tone
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:15 am
    Hey guys! I know it’s been a while, but I’m back now. Also the summer is almost here, but there’s no need to panic. I have a rescue plan! If you are a woman (hate to admit that, but especially if you are over 30), there’s a 90% chance that you have been afflicted by cellulite. Women spend millions a year on anti-cellulite products. And there is more than just creams to tempt us. I’m not even going to start to list what women do to fight that damn orange peel. So what, exactly, is cellulite or so called orange peel? Is it the result of a build-up of toxins in the body…
  • 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!
 
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  • Full Body Detox: A Guide to Better Health and Living

    Jen Keehn
    25 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    No matter what your lifestyle, how healthy or unhealthy you are, from time to time, everyone can use a serious detox. The number of toxins we run into every single day is ridiculous, and it’s more than likely that you’re coming into contact with far more toxins than you think. From the foods we eat to the products we use to clean our homes, there are thousands of toxins hidden in practically everything, and they have the potential to seriously affect our health and well-being. We’ve all heard about how beneficial it can be to detox our bodies of the foods we eat, but did you ever stop…
  • Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition Debunked and Made Simple

    Adam Trainor
    22 May 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Are you confused by all the information about what to eat pre and post-workout? There seems to be conflicting advice from athletes and exercise fanatics, about exactly what to eat and when to eat it to experience enhanced performance and optimal muscle building nutrition. The thing is, all our bodies really need for athletic performance and physical activity are optimal nutrients and plenty of hydration. Contrary to popular belief there is no link between the timing of protein intake before or after a workout that helps with muscle mass gain or performance. The best way to fuel your workouts…
  • Where to Get Vitamin B12: Easy Steps That Get Results

    Jen Keehn
    21 May 2015 | 6:14 pm
    As one of the most important vitamins for healthy nervous system function, energy, and positive neurological function, vitamin B12 is pretty much vital. Most of us don’t give vitamin B12 a second thought, however. Sure we know it’s one of the essentials, but it’s rare that we see B12 in the spotlight like we do some other nutrients like vitamins C and E, or calcium and magnesium. This is too bad because vitamin B12 is an essential organic compound that is vital for our overall health and well-being and is definitely not one of the fundamental nutrients you want to go without. B12 exists…
  • What Is Adrenal Fatigue and What Can You Do About It?

    Jen Keehn
    17 May 2015 | 6:35 pm
    If you’re constantly tired and can’t figure out why, chances are you’ve got a case of adrenal fatigue. This stress-related condition occurs when your adrenal glands, hypothalamus, and pituitary gland are functioning below normal levels. Although you may have never even heard of your adrenals, they actually play a vital function in your health by helping to control your body’s response to stress. Understanding your adrenal glands and their function will help you better understand adrenal fatigue and help you better control this exhausting condition. What Are the Adrenal Glands? Sitting…
  • All Natural Remedies to Get Rid Off Yellow Teeth

    Jen Keehn
    15 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Who wants a yellow smile? Not that anyone ever did, but in today’s modern age it seems like a lot of people’s pearly whites are getting whiter and whiter. In our selfie- taking society that is over-consumed with appearance and image, extra-white teeth are the new black and yellow grins are out. If your teeth aren’t exactly the shade of snow, you’re not alone. Americans spend over a billion dollars a year on products that promise to whiten their smiles, with 74% believing that a yellow smile hinders career success. Career success isn’t the only thing yellow teeth can get in the way…
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  • How to Increase Vascularity

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

    Curtis Fisher
    13 May 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Dieting for a contest can be difficult and hard to stay disciplined when it comes to eating enough food.  Here are some tips that can make life bearable and food more edible when getting ready for your next show. 1.  Cook your protein in bulk and store away for later. 2. Get some Benishoga.  This is the red ginger you see at Yoshinoya.  Add this on top of your protein, potatoes, or rice to give it a much needed kick. 3. Toasted Ezekiel bread with a dash of cinnamon and Can’t Believe It’s Not butter spray is a tasty and quick snack. 4. Use last night’s chicken in your…
  • Is 45 too old to Go the Gym to Get a Six Pack?

    Curtis Fisher
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    No, 45 is not too old to go to the gym to get a six pack.  You’re never too old to workout and get in shape.  You’ve got to get your diet in check and that’s the most important part of getting that six pack.  You’ve got to go to the gym to do that cardio and that’s going to help burn those calories.  You’ve also got to hit the weight room to build the muscle that’s going to keep the fat off and make it easier to see that six pack. So the diet, as you may know, is the most important part – you need to change the stuff you’re eating if…
  • CT Fletcher’s Grand Opening for Iron Addicts Gym in Long Beach

    Curtis Fisher
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    Today I went over to CT Fletcher’s grand opening for Iron Addicts gym in Long Beach.  I got the opportunity to meet with CT Fletcher and some of his family.  I heard about some of his accomplishments and other people that have helped inspire him.  He spoke about a lot of the people that came to support him and how his family helped to create the gym that was a lifelong dream of his. My impression of the gym was that it involved a lot heart and had a lot of character with paintings on the walls showing the true spirit of CT himself.  The gym was edgy and it definitely reminded me of…
  • 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…
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  • F4X Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

    FitPlaza
    6 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    Are you looking to lose some excess fat and tone your body? These simple body transformation tips will help you. Discover some of the most important things you should be doing if you want to develop a lean, healthy body that, not only looks great… but feels great as well. Let’s face it… most of us wouldn’t mind looking a bit more like the people we see on the front pages of fitness magazines. Every day, thousands of people set out to improve their physique by starting some kind of weight loss or fitness program. Some of them achieve remarkable transformations in a…
  • Heartburn No More

    FitPlaza
    4 May 2015 | 2:35 am
    Heartburn No More is a system that teaches you how to cure heartburn and acid reflux naturally, using a simple 5 step process. According to the author Jeff Martin, it has been used successfully by more than 154,000 people worldwide to permanently eliminate their heartburn as well as free themselves from most other digestive disorders. Are you suffering from heartburn and have you tried conventional treatment or drugs without any lasting success? Read on and learn how this method can help you cure yourself safely, naturally and permanently… without resorting to expensive drugs,…
  • F4X Exercises

    FitPlaza
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:21 am
    F4X exercises are part of the body sculpting and anti-aging system Old School New Body. They are designed to safely and effectively tone your body and help you look, feel and be younger, stronger and healthier. The exercises don’t require a lot of time or a complicated diet to be effective. No tedious hours in the gym… just a couple of 30 minute workouts per week. Your age or gender doesn’t matter. The method is equally effective for men and women. The Old School New Body system was specifically designed to get you into shape as quickly, safely and efficiently as…
 
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    Running Northwest

  • Food & Drink Review: Picky Bars

    Noah Sommers
    21 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    In the ever-growing world of training nutrition, one would think that the last thing we need is another bar. To those naysayers I would offer up Picky Bars, something closer to real food and less like the over processed bars with ingredients you can’t pronounce. Then imagine they are all naturally gluten-free, they include vegan […] The post Food & Drink Review: Picky Bars appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Runduro

    Evan Rue
    18 May 2015 | 2:55 pm
    At first glance, the Topo Athletic Runduro is definitely a head turner. The no lace BOA enclosure system will definitely raise a few eyebrows and you will inevitably field a few questions about it, but the real question is how does it run? The answer is that the Runduro can tackle most of what you […] The post Shoe Review: Topo Athletic Runduro appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • An Interview with Golden Harper, Founder of Altra Running

    Jeremy Krall
    8 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    There are people you meet in this world who are born athletes and I realize this is hard to accept. As most of us get older, we think “if I only trained harder” or “if I only started earlier”, but in reality there are people who have athletic prowess engrained in their DNA. Such begins […] The post An Interview with Golden Harper, Founder of Altra Running appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Gear Review: Salomon Park Hydro Handset

    David Valentine
    2 May 2015 | 9:26 pm
    It’s rare you find something new in the world of portable hydration, I mean how many water bottle carriers can there be? The Salomon Park Hydro Handset really turns that thinking around and gives you a whole new method for carrying water while running. With summer rapidly approaching, there is no time like the present to re-evaluate your […] The post Gear Review: Salomon Park Hydro Handset appeared first on Running Northwest.
  • Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante

    Jeremy Krall
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:26 pm
    New Balance has always been a big player in the running game. You know, one of those companies that people stay loyal to forever even if the shoes didn’t always look the best. That being said, they have definitely turned a corner this past year on the styling front to convert those non-believers and our […] The post Shoe Review: New Balance Fresh Foam Zante appeared first on Running Northwest.
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  • Pains caused by flying

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

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

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

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

    Allison Carter
    25 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Bowflex exercises - Which Bowflex exercises Produce greatest results? If you're purchasing a Bowflex, your probably wondering which often Bowflex exercises you should do? This Bowflex Revolution offers 100 various exercises, so how do you know the ones are the most beneficial? Below we go through the 2 types of routines you can do on the Bowflex, and on precisely how each will probably affect your system.Bowflex exercises - Remote location Movements Seclusion movements are generally single-joint movements that work individual muscular tissues or muscle tissue at a time. Cases would be the…
  • How To Build Muscle Fast

    Allison Carter
    24 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Five Effortless Suggestions about How To Build Muscle Fast Anybody who wishes to attempt the project to attempt any type of alteration and improvement associated with the entire body will end up discovering that doing such is not easily accomplished. Unless you opt to use unnatural methods to achieve this, the ability to transform one's appearance and composition without surgery or drugs is ideal. Therefore, knowing the right type of stuff can assist you to have that guaranteed advantage to gain that washboard and awesome muscles through the healthiest, most efficient technique feasible. So…
  • Build Muscle Mass

    Allison Carter
    23 May 2015 | 1:41 pm
    5 Simple Exercises to Build Muscle Mass Fast Getting ripped involves a number of activities, most importantly, eating a muscle building diet, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and engaging in intense muscle building exercise. There are a number of exercises that are specially designed to build muscle mass fast. In this article I will introduce five of the most basic exercises to build muscle mass fast and take a look at how you can incorporate them into your workout routine.PushupsPushups are one of the best ways to build muscles and get ripped and have been used for many years by body…
  • Build Muscle Without Weights

    Allison Carter
    22 May 2015 | 2:02 am
    Build Muscle Without Weights Using Bodyweight Exercises It is possible to build muscle without weights, although it will take longer with bodyweight exercises than using weights.But using bodyweight exercises still has its advantages. Bodyweight exercises are great for burning fat, increasing muscle tone, increasing muscle strength and endurance.With bodyweight exercises you do not only build muscle, but you improve your all round levels of fitness as well.Bodyweight exercises move the body in many different planes. This increased movement of the body helps fire off a large number of muscle…
  • Beginner Cardio Workout Routine

    Allison Carter
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Beginner Cardio Workout Routine - 5 Tips For Cardio Beginner RoutineCardio exercise has a number of benefits. It is not only one of the best ways to lose weight but also is known to make your heart stronger and keeps diseases related to heart away from you. With cardio exercises you can easily burn your fat and stay fit and healthy.If you are a beginner and looking for some tips that can help you in starting and maintaining a cardio exercise workout plan, then given below are some tips that can help you. Just follow these tips and make cardio workout session an effective one.1.Choosing…
 
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  • Weight Loss Strategies That Work for Everyone

    sumit chopra
    25 May 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Find Health Tips Losing weight is no child’s play, it is on everyone’s mind these days, and people are trying every way possible. The truth is that losing weight entirely depends on the strategy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Treat Male Pattern Hair Loss

    sumit chopra
    24 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Find Health Tips When a person goes bald, not just his hair goes down the drain, but also his confidence. Male pattern baldness is seen in almost 70% of men, which is really a big static. And,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Home Remedies to Regrow Hair

    sumit chopra
    23 May 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Find Health Tips The health of hair plays a deciding role when it comes to hair styling. Hair fall is the most common problem that people come across due to stressful work environment, changes in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • List of Best Shampoos for Thinning Hair

    sumit chopra
    22 May 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Find Health Tips Voluptuous hair adds charm to your personality and makes you feel as if you should be a part of the red carpet. Whether your hair is straight of wavy or curly, regular fall of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

    sumit chopra
    21 May 2015 | 2:24 pm
    Find Health Tips Nothing looks more beautiful than long thick strands of hair that shimmers with natural health. But, hair loss is a common and serious problem that many people find difficulty... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Dance on the Gardens, Brixton Bounce and Swing Pit – dance overload

    Don Mazonas
    25 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    Hey all! So yesterday I did it again – I did what I had done it once in my lifetime – I … wait for it … attended … wait for it … three … wait for it … events! See what I just did there? I remember that last summer I attended 3 events in one day – jazz festival in Newington Green, then I headed to the Victoria park for Down for the Count gig and then I went to Red Rhythm. Yesterday, I went to Dance on the Gardens, Brixton Bounce and Swing Pit. So my day started with my heavy breakfast – I had 2 burgers … 2 DELICIOUS HOME MADE…
  • 2 Years Anniversary – What I learned

    Don Mazonas
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Hello, So today marks my 2 years dancing anniversary. Time flies. So today I wanted to share what I learned in those 2 years. It’s not all about dancing, it’s about life and business in general. Follow your passion. Without a doubt, swing dancing is my passion and I am following it quite heavily. I am pretty sure that majority of readers of my blog share the same passion. You know often times I hear that people wake up in the morning and then go to work. Then they work overtime so they earn slightly more money. Then they get stressed and too tired from working too hard to the…
  • Only swing dancers would understand …

    Don Mazonas
    18 May 2015 | 10:32 am
    Today I am very excited. In this post I will tell you all about the new project I am working on that will change the way you see swing dancing on the internet. First of all, we all have Facebook. The problem I see is that Facebook is tailored for everybody in the world … it’s too broad … it’s not a bad thing but it is limited as to what you can achieve in terms of swing dancing. Also, Facebook is forcing you to use your real name and information. There are certain people (lots of them actually) who do not want to use their real information for whatever reason really…
  • My Favourite Things And Kai Hoffman At Live & Let Jive – Admitting Too Many Things In One Post

    Don Mazonas
    8 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Hello all, so yesterday I hit yet another Live & Let Jive event. I believe it is my regular thing now. I have to admit 2 things though – it is more for jivers rather than lindy hoppers. I expect to see some lindy hopping friends in the next few Live & Let Jive events. Another thing to admit – I will miss the June edition – I will be in Germany Kai, Don and MFT girls! Oh, admitting yet another thing – I took a tube. You know I normally drive to events even if they take place in very south of London, however, I read what I wrote about the last Live & Let Jive…
  • Post-LLX Awesomeness With Shirt Tail Stompers And Special Guest Gordon Webster at CJAM!

    Don Mazonas
    6 May 2015 | 10:57 am
    Hello all … continuing my post-LLX awesomeness, I went to CJAM. It has been a while since I have been dancing there to live bands and yesterday was just as epic as LLX 2015 but much shorter … Martin, Don & Kibble Look, as always, I must complain about traffic. It was strong … strong winds made my car go from side to side on the motorway. The journey home was more pleasant though. The evening was awesome. I had many dances with old friends and new. Honestly, I don’t think I had ever blogged about CJAM before. It is really cool venue. Relatively large. Floor is just…
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    Ways to Burn Fat

  • Belly Fat Exercises

    Allison Carter
    25 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Belly Fat Exercises - 1,2,3 to Total Transformation If you are like a large percentage of women, you are frustrated with having that impossible to get rid of pot belly or you need to shed off a few extra pounds to get into that size 6 dress before the big event. Whatever your case may be, getting a flat sexy stomach can be a daunting task for most.So how does one get a flat stomach and what belly fat exercises actually work? The real secret behind achieving a flat sexy belly is not entirely dependent on performing 100 crunches a day or other belly fat exercises. It really requires a…
  • Reduce Back Fat

    Allison Carter
    24 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    How to Reduce Back Fat - The 2 Best Back Toning Exercises! Wondering how to reduce that unwanted back fat and looking for some back toning exercises to incorporate into your workout routine? Well, you're certainly in the right place because having spent the last 10 years working as a personal trainer, I've learned exactly what works and of course, what doesn't.The first thing I should mention is the fact that you can't spot reduce. Basically, what that means is that you can't pick a certain body part that you're unhappy with and opt to lose fat off only that specific area. While you can lose…
  • How to Lose Back Fat

    Allison Carter
    23 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    How to Lose Back Fat Fast and Simple What exactly is back fatBack fat is something you definitely need to lose one way or another. It's that fat which makes your shirts look awkward on you from behind. This stubborn back fat shakes while you walk giving people the impression of how careless you seem about your health. It is one of the many things that could bring down your self-steam and confidence.As human nature implies, we all love ourselves and do not wish to have things like back fat bugging us whenever we look at the mirror or try a new shirt. Thus, we desperately look for ways to lose…
  • Get Rid of Belly Fat Fast

    Allison Carter
    22 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Get Rid of Belly Fat Fast - 3 Deadly Things You Must Know When You Are Trying To Lose Belly Fat How many days more do you want to go by where you wake up every morning and look at the mirror just to see that overhanging belly that never seems to go in?Have you ever wished to just chop if off once and for all?How many times have you got upset when you couldn't buy a nice pair of jeans that fits your size?You need to forget the idea of a thousand of crunches. I bet that even if you do a million crunches, you are going to get the same slow result as doing a hundred crunches. So don't waste your…
  • Best Way to Get Rid of Belly Fat

    Allison Carter
    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Best Way to Get Rid of Belly Fat - 4 Sure Fire Ways to Get Rid of Stomach Fat If you want the best way to get rid of belly fat - then pay attention to 4 simple tips you can use now to get rid of stomach fat for good!Best Way to Get Rid of Belly Fat1. Get Moving - Any exercise is better than none. Once you start to build up your fitness, you'll be amazed at how quickly you feel the benefits of a healthier body. You'll have a lot more spring into your step, and the compliments you'll get will have you wanting to step out even more.And when your fitness improves, get into 'stop start' training -…
 
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    Health Monster

  • Deals on HydroSlim Fitness Drink

    Health Monster
    26 May 2015 | 2:39 am
    Top Deals on Fitness Drink 100% natural supplements to boost your workout! HydroSlim is a brand new pre-workout fitness supplement formulated to boost your sports performance to burn fat and achieve your weight loss goal. 20% Saving on HydroSlim Pre-Workout Drink for men and Women The new supplement Hydroslim is available on the doctor trusted website evolution-slimming.com. Evolution Slimming are currently advertising the new and effective supplement with 20% off the retail price! A great offer which allows you to try out the top pre-workout supplement drink!! VISIT OFFICIAL HYDROSLIM…
  • HydroSlim Pre-Workout Supplements Review

    Health Monster
    22 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Pre-Workout Supplements Review Top Performing Thermogenic Enhancing Matrix A brand new pre-workout supplement has now launched on evolution-slimming.com! HydroSlim is a thermogenic enhancing pre-workout supplements drink designed to boost energy and get the maximum workout gains.  One tub provides 20 servings of Hydroslim and it is available in an orange punch flavour powder. Just add the scoop of Hydroslim then add water to create a pre-workout supplements drink. Hydroslim provides increased energy and focus during workout, boosts thermogenesis and supports fat loss.   BUY HYDROSLIM…
  • Fitness Supplement Before Workout

    Health Monster
    13 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Top fitness capsule to have before workout Sports supplement to take before a workout. Heading to the gym? Boost your workout with Capsiplex Sport Capsiplex Sport is a fitness supplement formulated to boost and enhance your performance during a workout. Allowing you to have the energy to train hard and quickly see the results of your workout. This top performing fitness supplement contains capsicum extract which is the natural red hot chilli pepper. Just like any hot spice, capsicum speeds up your metabolism allowing you to burn fat fast and effectively. The fast fat burn process which…
  • Coconut Oil

    Health Monster
    11 May 2015 | 6:46 am
    Health benefits of coconut oil Top health product for your healthy lifestyle! One of my top health products for my healthy lifestyle is coconut oil! It is a must have product to include in your diet and beauty regime! There are so many articles about super foods, which are supposedly so good for us that they can change our lives if we eat enough of them! Coconut oil and coconut water is one of the most recent talked about super foods and i believe it is a good all round health essential. Coconut oil can also help reduce the cost of your beauty products as coconut oil can be used as a body oil…
  • Voucher Code for Primeburn

    Health Monster
    1 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    20% off Voucher Code Discount on Primeburn Fat Burner Have you heard that there is an exclusive 20% off voucher code for the Primeburn fat burner for men and women and Bauer Nutrition! Primeburn is a top fat burning supplement which helps speed up weight loss effectively. 20% OFF PRIMEBURN – enter BURN20 at checkout on Bauer Nutrition Take a look at our review of primeburn fat burning supplement! Where you can read the top benefits of this fast and effective fat burner for men and women. Lose weight fast and increase your metabolism and increase your energy levels with Primeburn. This…
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  • BSN Amino X Review

    TheSupp
    24 May 2015 | 1:36 pm
    BSN Amino X ReviewTasteMixabilityQualityValueEffectiveness2015-05-244.3Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes) Today’s best deals $18.25 VIEW $19.17 VIEW $19.27 VIEW Bodybuilders and fitness athletes swear by Branched Chain Amino Acids and BSN Amino X is one of the best brands for this essential macro nutrient. The primary role of amino acids is to encourage post recovery workout. As proteins get broken down during digestion, they form amino acids, which in turn help repair muscle tissue. Effectively, by directly consuming amino acids, you’re making the recovery process quicker and…
  • Garlic Benefits And Side Effects

    TheSupp
    19 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
      Proper Nutrition Is Everything If you’re a new member of the fitness community, you might be a bit confused. At this point, you’ve probably had tons of information dumped on you, without any clear path forward. Some people have told you to lift heavy weights with a low amount of reps. Others might have told you to lift light weights with tons of reps. Want us to let you in on a little secret? All that training stuff is great and all, but the thing you really need to be concerned about is your kitchen. What if we told you that there’s a vegetable in your kitchen right…
  • NOW Whey Protein Isolate Review

    TheSupp
    12 May 2015 | 3:27 pm
    NOW Whey Protein Isolate ReviewQualityTasteMixabilityValueEffectiveness2015-05-123.8Overall ScoreReader Rating: (1 Vote) Today’s best deals $28.95 VIEW $29.72 VIEW $29.73 VIEW Whey protein is an amazing supplement, when you stop and think about it. Without it, the fitness community at large would be forced to stuff their faces with food non-stop, struggling to get enough protein to meet their daily requirements. With protein supplements, you can pack on lean muscle mass without having to worry about managing calories. Sadly, there are plenty of people in the world that can’t take…
  • The Curse Pre-Workout Giveaway – May

    TheSupp
    10 May 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Enter our May giveaway today and have a chance to win Cobra Labs The Curse Pre Workout! You can have up to 5 FREE entries just by following the steps on our contest app below: *Note* Only entries via the App on our website are tracked. If you already follow and like us, you can still enter by re-confirming below.   The Curse Pre Workout Giveaway
  • BSN True Mass Review

    TheSupp
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    BSN True Mass ReviewQualityTasteMixabilityValueEffectiveness2015-05-014.1Overall ScoreReader Rating: (0 Votes)BSN is one of the biggest and most reputed companies in the supplement manufacturing business and their True Mass supplement is one of their many flagship products. Mass gainers can be of two types – the kind that are meant for those people who are looking for quick gains and the kind that are meant for top professionals who just cannot eat enough to gain or maintain their weight. The BSN True Mass is truly a mass gainer that falls into the latter category. Adored by professionals…
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  • How To Make Dr.Weil’s Kale Pesto

    Manup1965
    18 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Kale Pesto     If you have ever had the pleasure of eating at True Food Kitchen, you know that it is a perfect combination of healthy food and amazing taste.  If you haven’t, Dr. Weil has taken some of the most popular recipes and put… Read More»
  • Signs You May Be Deficient In Magnesium

    Manup1965
    12 May 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Do You Have A Magnesium Deficiency? Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common that they constantly slip under the radar! Hardly anyone, especiallydoctors, notice that the ailments we… Read More»
  • San Diego’s International paella & wine festival

    Manup1965
    11 May 2015 | 8:34 pm
    SAN DIEGO’S INAUGURAL PAELLA AND WINE FESTIVAL SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015 12:00 – 6:00 P.M. EMBARCADERO MARINA PARK SOUTH PURCHASE TICKETS A MESSAGE FROM SAN DIEGO’S MAYOR On behalf of the citizens of San Diego, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the inaugural International… Read More»
  • Is Fruit The New Candy?

    Manup1965
    11 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Fruit? We’ve talked before about how the sugar in whole foods (like fruits and vegetables) is necessary and healthy. The clarification that is not made enough by the media or by health professionals is the difference between sugar… Read More»
  • If You Love Nutella Then…..

    Manup1965
    3 May 2015 | 10:40 am
    I’m sharing this article for all my Nutella Lovers I used to love Nutella when I was kid–that is before studying nutrition and discovering its harmful ingredients. The scariest thing that people don’t know about Nutella is that it contains monosodium glutamate (MSG), also known… Read More»
 
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  • 5 Muscle Building Tips That Always Work

    Dan Blumenstock
    3 May 2015 | 7:01 am
    bodybuilding All I wanna do is build muscle. So does everyone else it seems because if you type in “how to build muscle” into Google you get millions of sites. With all this information at your finger tips you can see how easy it can be to get confused. You see, back in the day, Arnold and those guys weren’t bombarded with a shitload of info. They just went into the gym and worked really hard. The Old School bodybuilders entered the gym with mental clarity. Guys today enter the gym today not knowing if they should do a high volume program or do a 5/3/1 program. Too much…
  • The “Mass in 30 Minutes” Program

    Dan Blumenstock
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    It is more common than not to see and hear guys lifting weights for over an hour a day 5 or more days a week. There is something I need to tell you – this is too much. If you are lifting weights for an hour or more per session then you are not working out hard enough. What do I mean by “not lifting hard enough?” It could be that you are using too many isolation exercises. It could be that you are focusing on small body parts. It could be that you are using light weights. It could be that you are ending sets too many reps short of failure. It could be that you are using long…
  • My Top 3 Chest-Building Exercises

    Dan Blumenstock
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    What is Monday? It’s National Chest Day. Having a big chest is awesome. The great news is is that it’s not complicated to build one. It’s actually quite simple. Select just a few compound exercises and get really strong in them in the 8-12 rep range. The following are 3 awesome chest-building exercises. Again, focus on 1,2, or all 3 of them. Add weight when you can. 90% of the work you do should be in the 8-12 rep range. 1. Push Ups (weighted) I am convinced that push ups are the best mass builder for your chest. I do not know why competitive bodybuilders do not make them a…
  • What Olympic Athletes Eat (Infographic)

    Bill Davis
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Below is an infographic showing what some of the top athletes at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games ate while they were in Beijing, China. At first, I thought the information about Usain Bolt was made-up. But this article corroborates the McDonald’s diet. Sources: “Usain Bolt by Augustas Didzgalvis (cropped)” by Augustas Didžgalvis – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usain_Bolt_by_Augustas_Didzgalvis_(cropped).jpg#/media/File:Usain_Bolt_by_Augustas_Didzgalvis_(cropped).jpg…
  • 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″…
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    Fit Citizen

  • Great Cycling Inspiration

    Bozidar Spirovski
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
    Just found this video on Vimeo, and it's a truly great inspiration.In the 77 years old cyclist - "I look at people my age, and they look so old" #NeverGiveUphttps://vimeo.com/124486981Terry Taylor on a bike, by Peter Taylor via VimeoDo you feel younger today? Did you do your ride?
  • Top 6 Excuses for a New Bike

    Bozidar Spirovski
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    Every cyclist wants a new bike. There is even a Velominati rule 12 about that. The problem with wanting a new bike is that prices of that bike are huge.We are all aware that the decision to buy a bike is 80% emotional. It's OK to be emotional about it.Before you go and drop the 2000$ plus on your new baby, have a sincere discussion with yourself on the reasons for buying it.Pinarello by Glory Cycles from Greenville, SC , USA via Wikimedia CommonsI bet that the reasons below are at the top of you list:It's 1.5 kilograms lighter and laterally stiffer - Bike weight and stiffness is very…
  • Think like a Pro cyclist about what's important

    Bozidar Spirovski
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:10 am
    There are hundreds of reasons to stop or postpone your exercise. Most are not that important.Pro cyclists ignore so many things and keep going.You may not reach a pro level, but use the pro's perspective about what's important and what's not:NOT IMPORTANTFalling off a bike  - Falling off a bike is unavoidable, just like death and taxes . If nothing is broken, check your bike, wash the scrapes and continue riding. If something is broken, do the same 6-8 weeks later. Just always wear a helmetMuscle Pain - Muscle pain is part of every sport. Don't let the fear of pain stop you…
  • Recipe of the week - Fried Liver with Oven Baked Potatoes

    Bozidar Spirovski
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Sometimes you need a lot of flavour in your meal. And this is where fried chicken liver with potatoes shines. It's still relatively healthy, and should be eaten fresh - no leftovers for the next day.This lunch is quite easy to prepare, although it takes more than an hour of total cooking time.Ingredients (for 3 persons)For the fried liverFried liver with oven baked potatoes450 grams of chicken liver 3-4 cloves of garlicRosemary AllspiceSaltPepper50ml good quality brandyteaspoon of butterOilFor the oven baked potatoes4-5 large potatoesRosemarySaltAllspiceThymeOlive oilSeveral…
  • 4 Things just as important as fitness

    Bozidar Spirovski
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    You started your fitness effort, and achieved some good results. Now you believe in yourself and you can do more distance, more speed, more resistance!Once you become hooked to the fitness "high" you want to do more training. You start pouring more time into training, doing extra miles, extra repetitions, extra weekend hours. And since you can't carve that time  from work, you'll take it from your private time.That way you'll miss out on other very important things:Taking a nap - by Stephan BrunetMacphreak via Wikimedia CommonsA good night sleep - getting up earlier or training late at…
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  • Mason Jar Salad Meal Prep

    Mindi
    20 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    I’m getting this post out much later than I wanted to but I really wanted to talk about how much I’m loving the mason jar salads I prepped on Sunday! This week has been incredibly busy and I’m feeling super thankful that I took the time to plan most of my meals this week because it’s helped a ton. I hope this continues. I admit that when I first saw the mason jar salad idea a few months ago, I thought it was ridiculous. How can you eat a salad out of a jar? (I tend to be a skeptic when it comes to new ideas regarding fitness/nutrition) Well, see, I found out you…
  • Paying it Forward + 21 Meals in 3 Hours = Meal Prep Sunday

    Mindi
    18 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    Hey there! The weekend ended again…I hope you had a good one! This weekend we just had Cayden with us and Roger worked both Saturday and Sunday. (Shoutout to the hardest working man I know… ;) My weekend pretty much started early Saturday morning when Cayden and I ran up to Walmart to grocery shop – only time of day I’ll ever shop there! We usually stick to Aldi but we hadn’t been to Walmart in awhile and figured, why not? And then once I was inside I remembered why not. Haha! There’s something about Walmart that just makes me think the employees are not…
  • Emotional Eating Presents: Mid-Day Belly Gremlin

    Mindi
    14 May 2015 | 5:16 am
    This is a personal, grumbling post of sorts. If you’d like to avoid that, I invite you to check out hundreds of other posts using the navigation menu up top that are either lighthearted, informative, useful and/or fun. If you wanna talk about relationships with food, I invite you to keep reading. :) I’m also linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud. Loving your link-up lady! The thing about healthy eating is that it’s actually very simple (though not easy). Know what I’m sayin’? We all know what kinds of foods we should be eating if we’re…
  • 30 Day ChaLean Extreme + TurboFire HIIT Hybrid

    Mindi
    13 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Today I’m takin’ it wayyyyy back. One of the many home fitness programs I’ve completed since I started doing them in 2012 is ChaLean Extreme. It was the second program I completed which was just after Les Mills Pump (which has unfortunately been retired and discontinued). I have the TurboFire program but I’ve never attempted the full program because that would require coordination and well, I have none. BUT, I do really love the TurboFire HIIT workouts. They’re challenging, effective and short in duration ~ just how I like my cardio! This lead me to create a 30…
  • My ‘Anticipated’ Summer Reads for 2015

    Mindi
    12 May 2015 | 7:22 am
    Can you believe summer is just over a month away? That is crazy. Since summers are a little more relaxed around here with the kids being home with me, I wanted to take more time to read than I have been. I ended up creating a summer reading list for myself and wanted to share it in case there’s somebody out there looking for ideas. I personally love checking out these types of lists! It’s pretty heavy on the non-fiction so if you’re a big fan of fiction, this list may disappoint but there a few mixed in. :) I have purchased a ton of books over the last year and have only…
 
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    Breaking Muscle

  • How to Practice Yoga While You’re Running

    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Recently I discovered that good yoga practice and good running form are not that different. Here are the common elements you can incorporate, too. One day during an afternoon trail run, it suddenly hit me that I was not only running, but I was also practicing yoga - simultaneously. I know there’s a lot of information out there about yoga before and after running, but I had never encountered anything about yoga practice during.     read more
  • It's Not About Demonizing Dairy: Alternative Calcium Sources

    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Calcium doesn't just come from cows. Here are three other fantastic and healthy sources. If you think milk is the only way to get bone-building calcium into your diet, then put down that glass and listen up.   Non-dairy calcium?  You've got to be cow-dding me!   read more
  • Aging Is B.S. - The Myth Of Missed Opportunities

    26 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Do not go gently into the good night - life is always full of possibilities for accomplishment and change. Never tell me you're too old. Never tell me it's because you're aging that you're fat, sore, achy, can't recover, not as strong, not as fit, or... The list of excuses laid at the feet of aging is maddening and mistaken.   read more
  • How to Strategize and Win a WOD Like Rich Froning

    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    We can't replicate Froning's genetics or his lifestyle, but we can definitely replicate his strategy. Who remembers their first CrossFit workout?   For me it was "Cindy" in a hotel gym, and it kicked the living crap out of me. I'd never felt my muscles ache so much or my lungs burn so bad. I peeled myself off the floor after about ten minutes and said, "That was awesome!"   read more
  • Old-Time Strongman for New Strength: The Jefferson Deadlift

    25 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Have you hit a wall in your deadlift progress? Mix this variation into your routine and start seeing gains again. I might like the Jefferson deadlift more than any other version of the deadlift. Yet this amazing exercise is seldom seen in most gyms.   My goal with this article is simple. I just want you to try out this exercise.   read more
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  • 13 Reasons You Should be Taking Advantage of Group Exercise Classes

    17 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Group Exercise - It's Not All Spandex and Zumba...Tell someone you're going to a group exercise class and straight away a picture of either a spandex dance group completing a Zumba routine or an equally embarrassing group of men and women trying to choreograph their own version of the famous "call on me" song by Eric Prydz.However, with over literally hundreds of different group exercises available in the world, there really is something to cater to everybody's fitness goals, whether that be a relaxing yoga class, a high intensity interval cardio class or a heavy hitting circuit training…
  • 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Heart & Fitness in 30 Minutes or Less with HIIT

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    What is HIIT?HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is a method of exercise where you give 100% effort for a short period before giving yourself a period of rest to recover and go again. It's one of the fastest ways to workout, is incredibly effective, fun, varied and gives you more benefits than you can count using both of your hands. It can be applied to almost any exercise and there is a range of timing ratios (intensity vs recovery) that can be used, all of which give you a more powerful heart. Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body, so your best bet is to…
  • The Best Full Body Strength Workout for a Crowded Gym

    7 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The ScenarioI'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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  • 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises To Optimize Strength

    fatedblue
    24 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    If you’ve noticed, most of my articles involve #kettlebell training and I’ve even tried to write a decent guide that promotes my favorite way to build #strength and burn #body fat. I’ve been training with kettlebells for more than four years and I’ve got nothing bad to say about them. I mean, I sometimes injure myself but I don’t blame the tools. I sometimes find myself neglecting the proper form to get the quantity and time I set myself to go for and in retrospect, it wasn’t worth it. Getting 200 swings in less than 15 minutes sounds impressive specially…
  • Focusing On Arm Exercises

    fatedblue
    24 May 2015 | 2:21 am
    It’s been a while since I last blogged. I’ve been out and about lately, traveling to all sorts of places in the country while working (because I’m a freelance writer) and trying to get the most out of my life at 25.Anyway, I would like to introduce to you the concept of arm training. I know, I know, we want to get the most out of our training everyday which is why we always should promote whole #body workouts and I still do promote that type of training specially with #kettlebell workouts. I’ve always blogged about kettlebells (in fact the next blog will be about…
  • Working Out During An Off Day

    fatedblue
    10 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    The average, dedicated person trains usually about four to five days a week. Depending on the type of program they are following, they may have up to three rest or “off” days. Most people simply eat and rest a lot during this time specially if it’s recommended by their program. But I have a different approach to it specially because my workouts revolve mostly around #kettlebell training.How different? Well, I clean my house everyday but I exert extra effort during my “off day”. I clean my cars, use the vacuum cleaner, and simply make sure the house is as clean…
  • Recovering From An Injury

    fatedblue
    8 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    (Page 1 will be about my recovery from a back and a neck-shoulder injury. Go to page 2 for my article on how to deal with injury and how to properly recover from it)In conjunction with my last post, I am now here to announce that my back injury is gone and over with. In fact, I was pretty okay three days after I blogged about it. I had it sort of fixed by a massage therapist and it was a great experience as it helped me grab a sense of what proper posture really is and why it’s terribly important regardless of whether you’re exercising or not. But I was still unable to do my…
  • Why I Am Injured Today

    fatedblue
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    This whole page would be about how and why I got injured. I got advice on what to do during a back injury on page 2 so skip ahead if that’s what you came for.Let me start by saying my back is currently injured. I got injured but not because of training (or overtraining) but due to my job that requires me to literally sit in front of the computer all day with a non-cushioned chair. I’ve been working as a freelance writer for more than two months now and I believe it has taken its toll on my back despite my #kettlebell training and the many ways I try to be as mobile as I…
 
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  • 13 Reasons You Should be Taking Advantage of Group Exercise Classes

    17 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Group Exercise - It's Not All Spandex and Zumba...Tell someone you're going to a group exercise class and straight away a picture of either a spandex dance group completing a Zumba routine or an equally embarrassing group of men and women trying to choreograph their own version of the famous "call on me" song by Eric Prydz.However, with over literally hundreds of different group exercises available in the world, there really is something to cater to everybody's fitness goals, whether that be a relaxing yoga class, a high intensity interval cardio class or a heavy hitting circuit training…
  • How to Choose the Perfect Protein Powder for Your Goals

    25 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    100's of OptionsWith literally hundred of different protein powders available on the market, including ones called "pro-release", "hydrowhey" and "rippedcore", it can be a powdery minefield when you're trying to choose the perfect protein powder to help you reach your goals and getting the wrong type can seriously halt your progress. Choose the wrong protein when you're trying to get rid of that beer belly might actually make those trousers feel even more tighter or if you're trying to build lean muscle, the wrong protein might leave you without the energy you need…
  • 7 Ways to Supercharge Your Heart & Fitness in 30 Minutes or Less with HIIT

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    What is HIIT?HIIT, or High Intensity Interval Training, is a method of exercise where you give 100% effort for a short period before giving yourself a period of rest to recover and go again. It's one of the fastest ways to workout, is incredibly effective, fun, varied and gives you more benefits than you can count using both of your hands. It can be applied to almost any exercise and there is a range of timing ratios (intensity vs recovery) that can be used, all of which give you a more powerful heart. Your heart is one of the most important organs in your body, so your best bet is to…
  • 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 ScenarioI'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…
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  • The Ultimate Flat Tummy Diet

    biovit
    8 May 2015 | 8:29 am
    There are plenty of expensive diets and workout plans on the market that promise to help you sculpt your mid-section or to reveal your sick pack abs. You don’t need to spend big in order to have a flat stomach though – if you follow the few simple rules of this flat tummy diet and make an effort to increase your daily activity level you can carve out that six pack without a kit or program. Set Yourself Up for Success Some foods just work far better than others as part of a flat belly diet. Start by cleaning out your cupboards and fridge of empty calorie foods and drinks, sweets, fried…
  • 5 Awesome Cheap & Healthy Recipes

    biovit
    29 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    If you aren’t overly familiar with cooking or have spent the last several years relying on restaurants and take out, making the switch to cooking for yourself can seem daunting. And if you don’t know what you are looking for, a trip to the supermarket can be lengthy and expensive (and that doesn’t even take prep and cooking time into account). If you want to work toward weight loss and better health overall, without spending a fortune on food, here are five cheap and healthy recipes that you should add to your repertoire immediately. Vegetarian Chili Chili is super hearty, very filling…
  • Our 6 Best Diets for Women

    biovit
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Dieting can be a real drag – especially if you aren’t following a plan that you can enjoy or that makes you feel like you are starving or depriving yourself. The diet plan that often works the best is one that is based on nutritious and wholesome foods and that you’ll actually be able to stick to over the long term. Taking those factors into account (and trying to avoid fad diets that only seem to work in the very short term, if at all) we put together this list of the best diets for women. Vegetarian The vegetarian diet is one of the more restrictive on our list, but it is very…
  • HowTo: Lose Weight Quickly

    biovit
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    Fad diets generally don’t work (or they don’t work well), but there are safe and effective methods of melting away excess pounds quickly. With the proper plan you can drop dress or pants sizes in a short period of time without starving yourself or without feeling deprived at all. If the biggest question on your mind when you look in the mirror is “how can I lose weight quickly,” simply adopt some (or all) of the simple behaviors below. You’ll begin to look and feel better and you’ll have more energy while the other dieters are busy struggling with cravings and feeling miserable.
  • Feast, fast and reduce risks

    biovit
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:23 am
    An irregular eating cycle worked for ancient humans. Small studies show benefits of such calorie restriction. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors spent hours each day searching for food that was only intermittently available. They’d fast, and then they’d feast. These ancient humans developed a “thrifty” genotype that helped them adapt to these cycles of want and plenty. Today, we carry this same genetic makeup with us, and several animal studies and few small human trials indicate that there may be, for us too, health benefits to alternate-day fasting — a regimen that…
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  • Veggettie

    Jennie Laurent
    8 May 2015 | 6:12 am
          Tools you will need: Food processor or blender, mixing bowls, spatulas, a spiralizer or julienne tool, stir frying pan, cooking spray, boiling pan and strainer   Ingredients: zucchini, red pepper, pizza seasoning, black pepper, salt, garlic, onion, tomato   Optional Ingredients: other vegetables, parmesan cheese, grated cheese, cheese substitute, curry, basil or parsley   Prep: Using the julienne or spiralizer, you will want to slice whatever vegetable you choose, in this case I have
  • Shredded Crockpot Chicken

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Ingredients   18 Chicken Breasts (9 packs of 2) 3 jars of low-sodium, organic salsa (medium or hot for the most flavor) 1 jar water   Directions   Clean and trim chicken breasts and layer in the crockpot. Empty salsa and water into the crockpot. Stir gently to make sure that liquid hits the bottom. Liquid should just cover the top of the chicken. Cook on low for 12 hours.   When it’s finished, you should have perfectly shredded chicken full of flavor.   Note: If you’re sharing recipes with your
  • Grilled Chicken Marinade

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Ingredients   18 Chicken Breasts (9 packs of 2) 1 bottle of Worchester sauce ½ bottle of spicy, deli mustard     Directions   Pour Worchester sauce into a medium bowl. Whisk in mustard until well blended. Lay chicken breasts evenly inside a flat pan and pour the mixture of the meat. Allow to marinate while refrigerated for 20 mins. Remove from refrigerator and grill chicken breasts, basting the meat regularly until it’s no longer pink on the inside.       
  • Shrimp Soup

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Ingredients:   1 cup organic mushroom broth 1 packet of rice noodles or 1/4 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup cooked shrimp 1/4 cup chopped green onions Salt & pepper to taste   Directions:   In a medium pot, boil mushroom broth.  Add cooked shrimp, green onions, salt & pepper to taste and boil another minute Add packet of rice noodles or quinoa, remove from heat.  Stir once, allow to sit for 3-4 minutes.         
  • Mexican Toasts

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    Indulge in a high-energy snack to get you through the afrernoon!   Ingredients:   2 slices Ezekiel bread 1/2 cup organic refried black beans 1/4 avacado - sliced 1 tspn hot salsa 1 tspn organic sour cream     Directions:   Toast Ezekiel bread.  Warm 1/2 cup refried black beans in the microwave or on the stove top.  Layer toasted Ezekiel bread with black bean spread, sliced avocado, a tspn of salsa and if you aren't vegan, a dollup of sour cream for a delicious boost.  Cut into slices.       
 
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  • Best Workout Routines For Women

    4 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    Are you looking for workout routines for women or most probably best workout routines for women then you have landed on the best page, you must want your body to get fit, toned, strong and maintain your overall health and fitness goals It's great and you did perfectly the right choice to start doing workouts and exercises but to reach your fitness goals you must do your workout routines regularly and follow a good healthy diet plan, just 2 things and you women will be able to make fit, lean and toned body but before I get into the exact workout routine for women let me give you some tips and…
  • Best Workout Routines For Teens

    3 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    You must be searching for which is the best workout routines for teens because as a teenager you want to look good, fit and stronger and most probably want to get into best shape no matter you are guys or girls, men or women every body want to maintain their health and fitness and when you are teens specially going to colleges you want to get the attention of most of the other folksRead - Gym workout routine for beginnersTeens are the people who are into the phase of their life when everything is ahead to achieve and during teenage you mental skills, personality and physical appearance is…
  • Best Six Pack Abs Workout Routine

    2 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    You might be in search for best six pack abs workout routine because you want to make lean six pack abs and want to get rid of your stomach fat and have that super six pack abs which you will be very proud of but making 6 pack abs is not that much easy there a pretty good logic behind making six pack abs So you have lots of stomach fat then first you have to lose your stomach fat then and then only you will be able to see your six pack absRead -  Best Exercises For Making Six Pack AbsAlso you must follow a good six pack abs workout routine and this is most important and will help…
  • Free Workout Routine Apps For Android,Iphone,Ipad,Blackberry

    1 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    Workout routine app can be very beneficial to keep your fitness goals not matter you want to maintain good fitness or for weight training these wonderful free workout routine apps can become your personal fitness trainer, you must be using android, iphone, ipad or blackberry to play games and do phone calls , send text messages and various other activities but have you ever wondered that how you phone can help in your fitness goalsRead - Gym Workout Routine For BeginnersI am sure that you want to get fit body and shape but some times you don't know the good workout routines which you can do…
  • Complete List Of Weight Training Exercises

    30 Apr 2015 | 5:09 am
    Weight raining exercises are good to build muscles, size and strength but what are the best weight training exercises to build great body and physique so in this post I am going to share complete list of weight training exercises which is divided into upper body weight training exercises and lower body weight training exercises and this complete list of weight training exercises will be long to will be cover nearly all the exercises and workouts for each muscle groupsRead - Workout Routines for beginnersMen and women start doing workouts and think to get their body in the best possible shape…
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  • Looking for an Effective Pre-Workout? Have a Cup of Coffee

    Arjun Tandon
    23 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    A pre-workout drink doesn’t necessarily have to be a fancy supplement drink. Rather, you’ll be surprised to know that one of the best pre-workout drinks is already present in your home. You don’t need to take a scoop out of that flashy supplement bottle and blend it with water. All you need to do is take out that favourite mug of yours and have a cup of coffee, minus the sugar and cream. Consuming a cup of coffee prior to hitting the gym not only acts an an energy booster, but also provides a range of other health benefits. Benefits of black coffee as a pre-workout Coffee…
  • 4 Week Shoulder Workout Routine for Gaining Mass

    Arjun Tandon
    1 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    How can you look different in a crowd? How can you differentiate yourself from others? The answer to this is very simple. Do the things that others neglect and when it comes to bodybuilding, shoulders are one of the most neglected body parts. Not only does a pair of broad deltoids look amazing, well-built shoulders also give shape to your entire body frame. Well-developed deltoids can give the appearance of wider shoulders and a narrower waist, thus giving your body a V-shape. Having good shoulder mass can make you look like you’re in shape, even if your lower body carries more fat than…
  • 4 Effective Abs Exercises to Build Six Pack at Home

    Arjun Tandon
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    Abs is one of those muscles of the body that you can carve without even going to the gym or making use of fancy equipment. Apart from maintaining a strict diet for six pack abs, an individual only needs to know of a few exercises and make use of some basic tools in order to achieve what is known as a six pack. In short, if you’re dedicated enough, it is very much possible to attain a six pack at home as well. 4 effective exercises for building six pack abs at home Here are four of the most effective workouts for the muscles of your abs. These exercises can be performed at home and…
  • Negative Motion: What Most People Don’t Do Right

    Akash Kumar
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Is your hard work at the gym not giving you the results you desire? You spend an hour training, but still don’t feel that pump? Maybe, your training technique is messed up! The one simple change which I am going to explain to you will help you get the maximum out of your training session. Your hard work and sweat will be rewarded off well. This technique is probably responsible for more muscle gain than any other, however, I am puzzled as to why this is not stressed upon much. If you are looking for quick muscle building in the shortest period possible, you should start focusing on one of…
  • Endomorph Workout & Diet Guide: Lose Fat & Build Muscle

    Akash Kumar
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    There is no standard “one-size-fits-all” workout plan. Different people have different body types. Broadly, there are three different body types – ectomorph, mesomorph and endomorph. Whether you believe it or not, our genetics play a major role in our ability to lose weight and endomorphs have a tough time losing fat. A slight divergence from clean diet, and they end up gaining unwanted kilos. Our modern lifestyle, combined with our temptation to have foods coated with sugar and oil, makes weight gain even easier. Who are endomorphs? As discussed in one of our previous articles,…
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  • How Can You Maintain Your Perfect Balanced Diet?

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

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

    28 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    It is good to exercise every day at least for 30 minutes to keep your mind and body fit. Before each workout session, a warm up routine will add more benefits to the final goal of working out. You may work out for fitness, weight loss or weight gain. Whatever may be the reason, it is important to keep in mind that sometime of your workout schedule should be devoted to warm ups. The following are the reasons why-Blood Circulation- Like driving your car in freezing weather, it is important to warm up and circulate blood to your body parts. Your body needs a warm up in the form of walking or…
  • Mommy Does Yoga Post Pregnancy

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:52 am
    Congratulations! Your bundle of joy has arrived and you are now the proud mother of a new-born. Your body has undergone a massive transformation and it is time for you to bounce back into shape. .Check out our 3 recommended “Mommy does post pregnancy” poses to shed off the excess baby fat fast-Tiger Pose- This pose relieves physical complications post birth. Get down on your hands and knees. Lift your left leg and bring it to your chest. Bend your head in. Exhale while doing so and hold for 4 seconds. Repeat with the other leg. Do 5-10 reps.Cobra Pose- This relieves lower back pain- a…
  • Work Out and Beauty Tips For Brides To Be

    13 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Work Out & Beauty Tips For Brides D-day is drawing near and it is now time for you to kick- start a serious beauty regime before your wedding. Given below are some effective work out and beauty tips for brides to be before your big day-Work Out TipsPosture- Improve your posture. Stand tall and straight. Do not slouch and keep this in mind while sitting.  Detox your mind and body- Detoxification is important and this can be done with regular yoga and meditation. Hit The Gym- For quick toning and weight loss, hit the gym. Opt for Pilates, zumba workouts, power yoga in addition to…
 
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  • The Reason We Shouldn’t Prescribe Intensities for Beginning Lifters

    Bob Takano
    22 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    For many years now I’ve been writing beginners’ training programs.  Very early on I stopped prescribing intensities as either actual weights or percentages of maxima.  This may seem strange to many newcomers to the sport, as intensities are probably the key metric for judging weightlifting progress. Why not prescribe them for beginners? 1. Beginners have the body developed by the activity in which they have invested the most time and effort A career basketball player wishing to lifts weights embarks on this journey with a body adapted to the demands of basketball.  A career couch…
  • Jerk like 2X National Champion Spencer Moorman

    Dave Spitz
    18 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Ivan being Ivan…”Anyone can Snatch and Clean, only true Champions can Jerk!” Ivan Abadjiev once confided in me, “Anyone can Snatch and Clean, only true Champions can Jerk!” At the time, I didn’t fully appreciate the complexity of the Split Jerk, but after hitting a wall in my own lifting as a result of my Jerk and after trying to teach athletes how to perform the movement over the last decade and I am now in full agreement. So why is the Jerk so difficult? Simply put, the movement is every bit as technical as the Snatch, but is generally performed at intensities around 20%…
  • Excellence

    Joe Friel
    8 May 2015 | 6:31 am
    Excellence is not for everyone. It’s far too difficult for the great majority of those who participate in sport. In fact, those who seek excellence are often ridiculed because they are different from their peers. And so it isn’t easy to seek excellence either. Humans are social animals; we don’t like being outcasts. It’s much easier to go along with the crowd than to stand out in a crowd. But there are athletes who pull it off, and with great aplomb. Have you ever noticed how young, pro athletes often try to give the impression that nothing about their training or dedication to the…
  • Concurrent Training: Strength for Endurance Athletes

    Matt Mosman
    1 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    If you’re old like me you remember the TV show the Six Million Dollar Man. For you young bucks not familiar, here is the breakdown: a man has a tragic accident, the government “rebuilds him” (kind like robo-cop but so much more bad ass), the end result, a man who can run 60 miles per hour for hundreds of miles at a time, with strength to overcome bigfoot (an episode actually exists), and the power equivalent to a bulldozer. So what does any of this have to do with the topic at hand? For one, you are not the Six Million Dollar Man (there is a reason the show was fictional).  Sorry to…
  • Giving 100 %: What does it Really Mean?

    Steve Bamel
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Growing up I was always surrounded by coaches who would say things like, “You’ve got to go out there and give 100%,” and “I need 100% from you today.” The funny thing is, I wasn’t a great athlete growing up. Giving 100 % during games and practices was really all I had. So I gave it every practice, every game, every day. But a few years ago when I was working at the Olympic Training Center, being surrounded by the finest athletes and coaches on the planet, I came across a coach who viewed giving 100% in a whole new way. He viewed going all out at practices, games, and training…
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  • The Definitive Guide: How To Get Rid of Man Boobs

    Brian Syuki
    21 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    Man boobs a huge confidence killer, unless you are Rick Ross. Have you ever wanted to take the shirt off at the beach or at an outdoor swimming pool but couldn’t because of man boobs? Trust me, you are not alone. Many men face this man boobs problem. While most of them never get out of it, you will! This article will show you how to get rid of man boobs as fast as possible. To get rid of man boobs, you’ll first need to know why you have them. You have moobs because of either of these two reasons: Gynecomastia – this is when one has excess breast tissues under the nipples. This is caused…
  • A Complete List of Bodyweight Ab Exercises [Beginner to Advanced]

    Brian Syuki
    13 May 2015 | 6:17 am
    Most of the questions I get are about abs and belly fat. Everybody wants six pack abs or a flat stomach. You can tell by just how many ab gadgets and ab machines are in the market. The interesting thing is you don’t need any machine or equipment to train the abs. As someone who has done both weight and bodyweight training, I assure you, there is no form of training that comes close to bodyweight exercises when building abdominal muscles……. and I’m sure most gym rats will agree with me on this one. Although bodyweight ab exercises are very effective, ab exercises alone can’t give you…
  • A Complete List Of Bodyweight Shoulder Exercises [Beginner to Advanced]

    Brian Syuki
    5 May 2015 | 5:32 am
    We use shoulders in almost every upper body movement. Weak shoulders are limiting and pose high risk injury. In this article I will show you how you can build big and strong shoulders (deltoids) through bodyweight exercises. If you have been training for a while, whether it’s lifting or bodyweight exercises, you know that shoulder are stubborn muscles to grow. And they are also prone to injury. A shoulder injury can keep you off training for months or even years. Sometimes even end a sports career. Since shoulders are very sensitive, proper form must be observed. The good news is that you…
  • A Complete List Of Bodyweight Arm Exercises [Biceps and Triceps]

    Brian Syuki
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Arms are definitely the most trained muscles. Every beginner wants to build big biceps and triceps. Beacuse arms are not covered and it’s easy to show them off. I’m sure you have heard arguments that it’s not possible to build big arms through bodyweight exercises. This argument is untrue, and the person who said that didn’t know the bodyweight arm exercises I’m about to share. The major difference between lifting weights and bodyweight exercises, especially in arm training, is that you can’t do isolation exercises in bodyweight training. Which to me is an advantage – because…
  • A Complete List Of Bodyweight Back Exercises [Beginner to Advanced]

    Brian Syuki
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    Bodyweight back exercises are usually overlooked by many. Most folks usually train abs, chest and arms. For the obvious reason that these muscles more visible and they are what most consider sexy. Training only a few muscle groups is not a good idea…..It usually leads to muscles imbalances and bad posture, as I explained in the muscle imbalance guide. You also need a strong back to hold the shoulders back and keep the lumbar spine in its neutral position. Being the second biggest muscle group, the back should be trained regularly. You’ll need to pay attention to proper form –…
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  • It’s Your Life, Start Acting Like It!

    ingrainedtotrain
    22 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    I’ve mentioned before how one of my strengths is sitting back and analyzing situations. There is a very disturbing trend that I’m noticing today, and it’s that people are not thinking for themselves. Most people are always trying to fit in with crowd. Most are afraid to stand out, too scared of being judged. Most people won’t start their own business because someone will say their idea is crazy or stupid. Even the dad bod is an example of merely fitting in being accepted by society. Their philosophy is don’t be too fat, but don’t be too muscular and…
  • 5 Tips To Help You Stick With Your Diet

    ingrainedtotrain
    21 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Many people get very excited to start a diet and exercise program. They feel that this time will be the on that gets them the body that they want. In most cases, many fall off the wagon and wind up quitting. Why does this seem to happen so much? Is it lack of discipline? Is it mis-education? Or is it that they never really wanted to make changes in the first place? There are many different reasons why and in this article I will discus some tips that will help you commit to and stick to a program long term. 1) You Must Have A Goal and Purpose – I’ve written about this plenty of…
  • Which Training Program is The Best For You?

    ingrainedtotrain
    20 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Every day there are advertisements for different programs, routines, and diet plans that are supposed to be the best. They sell the dream that if you do this program, you’ll have the best results of your life. A lot of money goes into advertising these products and programs. With so many programs out there I’m sure the common person can be uncertain with what to do. I’ve done plenty of programs over the years, some great, most of them terrible, so I know some quality programs. Be wary of programs that claim that they are the best, because everyone responds differently and…
  • How To Get Yourself In The Right Mindset To Train

    ingrainedtotrain
    18 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    If you’ve noticed any trends with my posts, you can probably see that I like to hit the psychology on working out the most. Personally, I believe this is the most overlooked component when it comes to reaching your fitness goals. I can write someone a solid program backed by a lot of science with awesome customer testimonials, but if the client doesn’t have the right state of mind they will not maximize their results. With the wrong frame of mind, a person will try a program short term but they will never stick with it, and they will always fall back into their old, comfortable…
  • Psychology of the Elite Level Athlete

    ingrainedtotrain
    15 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    A wise man once said “whether you believe you can or you can’t, either way you’re right.” This is a very powerful quote that applies to all areas of life, but especially true in sports performance. Many athletes, especially young athletes, totally neglect the psychological aspect of sports performance. One must realize that the mental and physical compliment each other. I’ll go through a few great examples in this article, but first we’ll go through a little bit of psychology 101 just to give you an idea of how psychology works. We all have two minds, our conscious mind which is…
 
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  • Nutrition Topic: Surviving Summer BBQs

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

    Amy Abraham
    10 May 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Did you realize experts recommend you change the sneakers that you wear on a consistent basis every 6 months or 300-500 miles? It’s true! Over time, the sneaker’s cushioning breaks down from the constant pounding on the shoes and also from the elements. When the cushioning breaks down, more pressure is put on your joints (ankles, knees, hips). If you are experiencing joint pain, it could be directly related to your shoes. When there is less support from your shoe, your body compensates for it which results in a rotation in your hip, which can then lead to knee or ankle pain.
  • The “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean 15” – Produce and Pesticides and What You Can Do

    Amy Abraham
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Recently, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment, reported their 2015 results on the USDA’s tests of just over 3,000 samples of produce to determine the presence of pesticide residues. Results showed two thirds of the samples tested positive for pesticide residue, and even small traces existed when fruits and vegetables were washed and, in some cases, peeled. While the use of pesticides have allowed farms to become more productive by killing insects, plant diseases, and rodents, the inevitable…
  • Fitness: Working Out vs. Working In

    Amy Abraham
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    We have all been told and made to believe that the more you work out the better results you will get, right? What if I told you that you need to rest and recover as much as you work out to optimize your training, nutrition, and therefore your results? Exercise of any type or duration requires you to spend energy outside of your body. It is a physical stressor that activates your sympathetic nervous system; this is the system responsible for our “fight or flight” response. Paul Chek, founder of the C.H.E.K Institute, promotes a concept of working in vs. working out. I love this! Working In…
  • Do You Have “Sitting Disease?”

    Amy Abraham
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    You may have heard this catchy new term for what is more commonly known as a sedentary lifestyle. While it sounds a little funny, it could actually be putting your health at risk – especially if you have a desk job. What’s that you say? It couldn’t be you because you hit the gym at least 5 days a week? Think again! According to Genevieve Healy, PhD, we have become so sedentary that 30 minutes a day at the gym may not counteract the detrimental effects of 8, 9 or 10 hours of sitting. Take a minute to consider how much you actually sit each day. You sit down to eat breakfast, get in your…
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  • What To Eat To Get Abs – Guidelines + Free Meal Plan

    Adam
    23 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Everybody wants but not everybody has a chiseled set of abs. What separates those who have a six pack from those who don’t? Discipline, genetics, incorrect information, nutrition? It could be a combination of these factors. I define discipline as doing the things that bring you closer to your goals. Day in and day out, whether you […]
  • Is Overtraining Real? – Separating Fact From Fiction

    Adam
    20 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    CT Fletcher, a popular YouTube celebrity boasting 22 inch arms, claims that overtraining is a myth and a fallacy. In reality: Overtraining is a condition that has been proven to exist through numerous studies 1 2 3 4. It is important, however, not to completely disregard CT Fletcher. The point he’s trying to make is: Many […]
  • My Mi40x Review – Details Revealed By An Actual User

    Adam
    18 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Mi40x CEP Training Program – An In-depth Review Name: Mi40x Website: www.Mi40x.com Price: $97 one time payment Creator: IFBB Pro Ben Pakulski Overall Rank: 85/100 Guarantee: Full Reimbursement within 60 days of purchase My Mi40x review will reveal everything you need to know about the program in order to make an informed decision before purchase. What is Mi40x ? Mi40x is a […]
  • Can You Turn Fat Into Muscle? – The Undeniable Truth

    Adam
    16 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Can you turn fat into muscle? The short answer is: No. But the truth is actually a bit more complicated than that. Your body can either gain/lose fat or gain/lose muscle. The technical transformation from one to the other is impossible. You are better off trying to transform lead into gold. Why Can’t I Turn Fat into Muscle? […]
  • The E-Factor Diet Review – An Inside Look

    Adam
    15 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    The E-Factor Diet – A Comprehensive Review Product: The E-Factor Diet Website: www.efactordiet.com Price: $47 Creator: John Rowley Overall Rank: 70/100 About The Author John Rowley is a bestselling health and fitness author. He has been the mind behind many popular health products in the past. (Old School New Body is one such example). Rowley has been featured in […]
 
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  • Want to Lose Weight ? 5 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights.

    Harshit Sekhon
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    When people hear about weight training the first thing that comes to mind is bodybuilders followed by weightlifters and strongmen. Sure these athletes have dedicated themselves solely to the discipline of lifting weights for a sport they live and breathe. But, not everyone wants to be a bodybuilder or a weightlifter. Heck, not everyone even wants to look buff and ripped. Some of us just want to lose weight, get toned or feel stronger while others want to do it to get better at a sport they play as a hobby. First, let’s clarify the term weight loss. When people talk about weight loss…
  • 5 Ways to Get Ready / Psyched / Amped for Your Workout

    Harshit Sekhon
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    We all have days when either getting out of bed is really difficult after a disturbed sleep or you find it hard to get yourself pumped for a workout session after a hard and tiring day at work. But then these should hardly be excuses getting between you and your fitness goal, whatever it may be. Over the last year, during the course of my fat loss journey, I have tried a few different techniques to either get myself out of bed excited about a run or hit the weights at 9 PM after a long day’s work. Read your goals There’s nothing like a written piece of reminder about what you want…
  • Our 3 Favourite Youtube Fitness Trainers

    Harshit Sekhon
    14 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    There are loads of books and apps that will teach you how to do a resistance training exercise with proper form. Sometimes they just don’t cut it. Sometimes it’s a whole lot easier to watch someone do it and mimic their movements. These are our favourite fitness trainers on YouTube who can help you get the best out of your workouts. BUFF Dudes Like the name suggests Hudson and Brandon are indeed buff dudes with a good sense of humour. Buff, according to them, stands for better understanding of food and fitness. Ladies you need not get turned off by the “dudes” they…
  • 8 Ways to Increase Your Workout Motivation

    Harshit Sekhon
    12 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Motivation: At some point in the fitness training program everyone struggles with it. Here are 8 ways to increase your workout motivation that have worked for me (and I’ve dropped 20 KG bodyweight in a year) Get a very personal and measurable goal e.g. I want to be a self-confident person @ 14% bodyfat weighing 96 KGs. Remind yourself about this goal everyday to the point that you almost see it every time you close your eyes. Write it down somewhere and stick it up on the wall so it’s the first you see when you wake up in the morning and the last thing before going to bed.
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  • Do This Not That – Does Cardio Really Work for Weight Loss?

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    26 May 2015 | 3:17 am
    This is the first of our “Do this not that” series where we explore options to help you make an informed decision about what you should do to reach your fitness goal. When I first started on my weight loss journey I was just as lost as everyone else as to what I really had to do to achieve my goals. Some friends touted just dieting, others were proponents of a lot of running. I was referred to Bill Philips’ Body-for-Life program by a friend as a starting point. Bill takes a holistic view on changing your lifestyle to achieve your fitness goals. It then became clear to me…
  • 24 Hours in a Day. Still Got Excuses to Not Workout?

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    25 May 2015 | 3:16 am
    Still got excuses? pic.twitter.com/2aYeP9dOHz — Harshit Sekhon (@workoutchampapp) May 16, 2015 The post 24 Hours in a Day. Still Got Excuses to Not Workout? appeared first on Workout Champ.
  • Your No: 1 Fitness Enemy – Sitting (Infographic)

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    23 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    Sitting on your bum is inevitable. Commute to work, at work, around your home, at a social event; it’s everywhere and there’s no escaping it. I am guilty of it too. Let’s start by adding up the hours an average person spends sitting all day. ActivityHours Total11.5 Commute to and from work1.5 At work7 At home (eating, watching TV, web surfing etc)3 See? The hours sneak up and add up to almost half a day. What does this mean for your fitness? This cool infographic from the folks over at Medical Billing and Coding explains it all. The most alarming message to take out of this…
  • Want to Lose Weight ? 5 Reasons Why You Should Lift Weights.

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    When people hear about weight training the first thing that comes to mind is bodybuilders followed by weightlifters and strongmen. Sure these athletes have dedicated themselves solely to the discipline of lifting weights for a sport they live and breathe. But, not everyone wants to be a bodybuilder or a weightlifter. Heck, not everyone even wants to look buff and ripped. Some of us just want to lose weight, get toned or feel stronger while others want to do it to get better at a sport they play as a hobby. First, let’s clarify the term weight loss. When people talk about weight loss…
  • 5 Ways to Get Ready / Psyched / Amped for Your Workout

    Harshit "Griz" Sekhon
    17 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    We all have days when either getting out of bed is really difficult after a disturbed sleep or you find it hard to get yourself pumped for a workout session after a hard and tiring day at work. But then these should hardly be excuses getting between you and your fitness goal, whatever it is. Over the last year, during the course of my fat loss journey, I have tried a few different techniques to either get myself out of bed excited about a run or hit the weights at 9 PM after a long day’s work. Read your goals There’s nothing like a written piece of reminder about what you want to…
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  • 10 Insights I Wish I Knew About Calisthenics Skill Achievement When I First Started

    Todd Kuslikis
    18 May 2015 | 5:34 am
    Learning new skills is the backbone of calisthenics strength training. And because of that, no other form of training seems as exciting and fun as calisthenics. Even though I have been training for more than 10 years, I am still as excited to learn new skills as I was in the beginning. However, skill achievement can also be a very frustrating process. Over all these years that I have been training, there were dozens of times, during which I was feeling that a certain skill is impossible for me, I doubted my abilities and sometimes simply quit. After achieving lots of skills over the last 10…
  • A Complete Guide To AMRAP Training

    Todd Kuslikis
    11 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    The first time I experienced AMRAP training was in my Kenpo karate class about 15 years ago. The workout was extremely tough, all bodyweight (of course) and delivered amazing conditioning and physique results. I still remember my Kenpo instructor telling me that the workouts we went through were “child’s place” compared to his AMRAP workouts. He mentioned that they would last about an hour long and many of the students would have to visit “The Bucket” a few times during training. They would throw up in “The Bucket” and then get back to the workout. Now, AMRAP workouts don’t…
  • Calisthenics Chaos Training: A Bodyweight Alternative To Strongman Training

    Todd Kuslikis
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Even though I have a passion for bodyweight training, I truly admire and respect strongmen. These guys are phenomenal! Their sheer strength and raw power is very impressive and inspiring. Strongmen are among the strongest people on the planet and they owe their strength to their specific training. Strongman training consists of regular weight lifting and event-focused work. One of the biggest factors of the success of a strongmen is what I call “chaotic training” (more on that later). But can you become as strong as a strongman by training with bodyweight exercises? Well, if you…
  • HOW TO MASTER 9 OF THE HARDEST BODY WEIGHT EXERCISES IMAGINABLE (Part 2)

    Todd Kuslikis
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Bodyweight training is awesome isn’t it? The more I train with bodyweight exercises, the more I am motivated to train harder and achieve more advanced skills. This feeling is very common in the calisthenic community. In the past, I have written a post on how to master 9 of the hardest bodyweight exercises imaginable. More than 2 years have past since then and most of the older members of the SOA community will be able to perform several of the skills presented in that post. For this reason, I decided to continue that article and bring together and break down another 9 awesome…
  • 7 Awe-Inspiring Calisthenics Disciplines That Boost Strength & Vitality

    Todd Kuslikis
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:42 am
    Two years have almost passed since I shared my vision for the future of calisthenics. During these 2 years, calisthenics have continued to become more and more popular, but most people still hold a limited view about it. When thinking about calisthenics, most people think of front and back levers, handstands, and crazy street workouts. Others, not initiated into bodyweight training, think of calisthenics as some sets and reps of bodyweight push ups and squats. But what is calisthenics really? To begin with, let’s see some definitions of the word Calisthenics. From Wikipedia: The…
 
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  • Magic fruit that save you from cancer through four hours only

    26 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    Scientists revealed that the extract serum dubbed EBC-46 from Australian fruit is able to get rid of the cancerous tumors in 4 hours,And through the eradication of the fruit of the mulberry trees known as "Blashwood" blushwood and present only in the forests of northern Queensland, Australia.Show that "the experience of skin cancer in the head and neck and intestines, tested the new vaccine, scientists in laboratories on 300 of experimental animals,Such as cats, dogs, horses, and the serum was able to eliminate more than 70 percent of cases, aWhat it is considered a great success rate. "As…
  • Nutrition and dental health

    26 May 2015 | 7:11 am
    Daily dental care has a big role in preventable and prolong and get a smile spotless and old, and so is the type of diet followed by the person in the stages of life, what is the role of food in maintaining healthy teeth and gums? Does actually nutrition, oral care and teeth of the things that should concern Since the start of the formation of the fetus?Many studies have proved, that of the most basic ways to take care of the mouth and teeth is a sound diet pattern, where you can skip or reduce the problem of tooth decay and gum problems by following the patternProper diet, it is known that…
  • Strawberry and its benefits on health

    26 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    1-natural teeth whitenerStrawberries contain the organic acids work on teeth whitening by removing lime accumulated around when ingested, you can use it instead of industrial Candida, which is made up of chemicals that do more harm than good, unlike strawberries, which works to strengthen the gums and mouth infections address.2. anti-oxidantStrawberry is made up of a large number of antioxidant elements, which makes it the most useful fruit for the prevention of serious and most important of cancer, heart disease, diseases, also resist the emergence of signs of aging.3.Strengthen bonesMany…
  • Stye eyes

    26 May 2015 | 6:55 am
    Boil the eye or eye or beggar Stye, is a skin disease that affects the sebaceous gland at the edge of the eyelid and appears as a small red boil inside lining of the eyelid. Despite its small size and lack of clarity in the advanced stage but it causes great pain and damage to the eye. And boil the eye of chronic diseases, which treated with antibiotics even disappear and reappear again after a period, especially in the summer when exposed to dust and sun.Reasons• bacterial infection using shared towels or touching the hand of an infected eye, then touching the eye.• disordersIn the…
  • Six best anti-aging foods

    25 May 2015 | 6:37 am
    For example, eating certain foodstuffs with breakfast has a significant impact on the length of time the young man with the anti-aging. The most prominent of these materials, including pomegranate, shown off in this report: 1. blueberries: Despite its small size, but it is very useful. It is rich in "polyphenols", one of the antioxidant and fiber-rich materials and help to enhance motor skills, and addressed constantly helps to prevent heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In a recent study, published by the scientific journal of the diseases of the circulatory scientific and issued by…
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  • Get Rid of those “Love Handles” BEST Workout!

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

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

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    Some of the home exercises you can benefit from are aerobics. Instead of paying high fees to visit the gym, practice working out at home. You can find videos, books, guides and more on the Internet or at local bookstores to help you get started with working out at home. If you are just starting […]
  • Learn why you should NEVER perform Behind-the-Neck Exercises

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Please don’t be like me! Several years ago I was warned to stay away from behind-the-neck exercises and movements, and do you think I listened? Of course not. And as a result, I acquired a rotator cuff injury that slowly gets worse and worse over time. It is often said that it is much smarter […]
  • Different Types Of Exercise Equipment And Many Different Ways To Exercise

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