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  • Build the Perfect Home Gym

    T-Nation Articles
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sick of working out with guys who curl in the squat rack? It's time to build your own 24-hour fitness facility. Here's how.
  • Backpack physics: Smaller hikers carry heavier loads

    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members of the group, it turns out that they may not need the help.
  • 9 Moves for a Better Booty

    Yum Yucky
    yumyucky
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sorry to plaster my butt cheeks all over your computer screen, but this really is a booty thang. Here are 9 moves guaranteed to give you a better booty if you commit to doing them on the regular. There is no such thing as a backside in need of lifting, plumping and firming when you’ve got these 9 moves in your workout arsenal. Now ‘git to it! Exercises featured in the video… Weighted Squat Kettlebell Swing Glute Bridge with Pulses Front Kicks Deep Goblet Squat Touchdown Jump Squat Back Kicks Low-end Sumo Pulses Deadlifts More workouts to come! In the meantime, please send me…
  • Why You're Better Off With Froot Loops Than Special K Granola

    Weighty Matters
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Because spoon for spoon Froot Loops contains 20% less sugar and roughly 1/3 the calories as Special K granola.Yet here's betting the health halo of the words, "Granola", the claims, "Made with Whole Grains", "Low-Fat", and "Source of Fibre and Vitamin D", along with the weight-focused branding of "Special K", leads many to think this high calorie sugar bomb is a great, weight-safe, healthful meal or snack.If you're going to have a dessert cereal, best you know it's a treat and not think it's a health food.        Related StoriesThere's No Fruit in Glaceau…
  • 3 Top Vegetables that Burns Abdominal Fat

    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    by Mike Geary - Certified Nutrition Specialist, co-author - Fat-Burning KitchenI bet you didn’t know that there is a specific class of vegetables that contain very specific phytonutrients that actually help to fight against abdominal fat.Let me explain what they are and why…First of all, if you’ve already grabbed a copy of my new Fat Burning Kitchen Program then you may already know about how certain chemicals in our food supply and our environment, such as pesticides, herbicides, and certain petrochemicals from household cleaners, cosmetics, etc can act as…
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Does exercise slows the onset of type 1 diabetes in children, adults?

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Rates of type 1 diabetes -- the autoimmune form of the condition that often begins in childhood and eventually results in lifelong dependency on insulin -- are increasing in almost all nations worldwide. However, while it appears possible from research in other forms of diabetes that physical exercise could slow the progression of this disease, there have been no studies to date that explore this in patients with type 1 diabetes.
  • Getting healthier before surgery gives patients a jump start on recovery

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Following a conditioning, nutritional, and relaxation program before surgery is more helpful than waiting until after surgery to rehabilitate, suggests a new study. Colorectal cancer patients who participated in a “prehabilitation” program before surgery recovered more quickly than those who only did traditional rehabilitation afterward, according to research.
  • Backpack physics: Smaller hikers carry heavier loads

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members of the group, it turns out that they may not need the help.
  • Screening tools to detect lung, heart disease developed by two high school students

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    Screening tools using electronic stethoscopes to detect lung and heart disease have been developed by two Michigan high school students. An electronic stethoscope overcomes the problem of low sound levels by electronically amplifying body sounds, using an electromagnetic diaphragm that captures the diaphragm movement as an electrical signal.
  • Sport in old age can stimulate brain fitness, but effect decreases with advancing age

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Physical exercise in old age can improve brain perfusion as well as certain memory skills, say neuroscientists who studied men and women aged between 60 and 77. In younger individuals regular training on a treadmill tended to improve cerebral blood flow and visual memory. However, trial participants who were older than 70 years of age tended to show no benefit of exercise.
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Thursday 141023

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    With a continuously running clock complete 5 thrusters every minute. From 0:00-5:00 use 75 lb. From 5:00-10:00 use 95 lb. From 10:00-15:00 use 115 lb. Continue adding 20 lb. every 5 minutes for as long as you are able. Post number of minutes completed to comments. Chris Randise. Wes Piatt, 36 minutes, Pat Barber, 25 minutes - [video] "Mo' Muscles, Mo' Problems" - CrossFit Journal [article]
  • Wednesday 141022

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Push jerk 3-3-3-3-3 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 090910. Maggie Klaus. Tactile cueing on the push press with E.C. Synkowski - [video] Royals' Wade Davis Adds 2 MPH to Fastball Training at CrossFit Gym.
  • Tuesday 141021

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Caleb Spearman. "Signs of a Strong Community" - CrossFit Journal [video] "The Not-So-Sweet Relief: How The Soda Industry Is Influencing Medical Organizations" by Richard Bruno and Kevin Burns, The Equation.
  • Monday 141020

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    For time: 30 box jumps, 30-inch box 30 chest-to-bar pull-ups 30 kettlebell swings, 2 pood 30 walking lunges with 95-lb. barbell 30 knees-to-elbows 30 push presses, 95 lb. 30 hip extensions, holding a 25-lb. plate 30 wall ball shots, 20-lb. ball to 11-foot target 30 burpees 30 triple-unders Post time to comments. Enlarge image [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit High Performance, CrossFit Ranch, CrossFit Carbon, CrossFit North Atlanta, CrossFit Mayhem, CrossFit SoCal, CrossFit Hampton Roads, CrossFit EaDo, University of Nevada CrossFit, CrossFit New West, Reebok…
  • Sunday 141019

    19 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Abbate For time: Run 1 mile 155-lb. clean and jerks, 21 reps Run 800 meters 155-lb. clean and jerks, 21 reps Run 1 mile Post time to comments. Compare to 110326. Mattia Franceschi, Monte Massone - Piedmont, Italy. Tucking the chin and punching the belly with Rob Orlando - [video]
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    T-Nation Articles

  • Build the Perfect Home Gym

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sick of working out with guys who curl in the squat rack? It's time to build your own 24-hour fitness facility. Here's how.
  • How to Fix Special Forces Training

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Special Forces community has some of the toughest fighting men in the world, but the military's training methods are antiquated. And CrossFit isn't the answer.
  • 20 Ways to Train Smarter

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Get better results for every major body part and big lift with these innovative exercise hacks.
  • 5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.
  • 3 Supersets for Big Pecs, Lats and Quads

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    These painful combos prolong time under tension and increase metabolic stress. That means a bigger chest, back, and legs!
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • I wore my #wycwyc tee out.

    Carla
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    I caint lie. I rock the #wycwyc at home. Yep. I used the R-word. I almost find it easy (now) and simple (since it’s become habit) only because it’s been the backdrop to my life for so many years. More specifically for almost nine years (guess who turns nine next month?). I rock the #wycwyc less with the foodstuffs as I’m an intuitive eater.  Although, if I stop and consider it I’m a #wycwyc eater, too. I eat what my body asks for/craves. I listen to my body. I don’t judge it. Whatever I do mindfully is OK and plenty “perfect” enough for me. tiny can…
  • Wanna be my BFF?

    Carla
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    (No idea who originally said this. I just love it.) Once upon a time I was a tiny misfit about to enter kindergarten. According to family lore (retold so many times I’m convinced I remember it happening) I expressed this trepidation to my Mom. “Here’s what you do,” she instructed me. “Find someone you like and ask them if they will be your friend for the day.  Just start with a day!” And, because Ive convinced myself I remember all this, I “clearly recall” approaching a girl named Alex, asking her to be my friend, and all my kinder-friendships…
  • Fearless rebranding.

    Carla
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Nine months ago I became myself. Although it was a long time coming (much more about that at the Summit) it was only nine months ago I finally yanked the MizFit plug, pulled off the caricature veil and gave myself room to grow.  yep.  my logo as a reader tattoo. that’s some tight branding. Even though my branding was strong (too strong to survive a change? I wasn’t sure). Even though everything was going really, really well (should I rock the boat? I wasn’t sure.) I knew it was time. It was hard. It was terrifying. It was something I’d considered for years and wished…
  • It’s OK to wish Mamahood away.

    Carla
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Who wouldn’t wanna SAVOR these two? Last Saturday morning I leaped out of bed with an enormous To Do list. I had a few things I knew must be checked off by 530a (hold me) or I’d not be where I needed in order to slow down once the Child and The Chairman were awake. I didn’t really mind waking so early because it allowed me to slow and savor later. It’s how my life is structured these days and it feels (felt?) like a really great trade. As I drank my coffee I considered these facts and began to write: I lead a very slow existence. Gone are the days of frantic go go go…
  • Is there a happiness set point?

    Carla
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Our 2013 gratitude jar commitment has continued longer than I’d dared to hope. Quite frankly I’d envisioned the project as something Id have to nudge the Tornado to grow enthusiastic about. To my surprise, she’s usually the instigator of our gratitude moments. Sometimes she sneaks off into her room and writes/paints/draws her gratitude and brings it back to our jar. Other times she’ll grab our papers & announces it’s time to write down our thankful thoughts: She enjoys both the process of writing down her gratitude & the experience of revisiting the…
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    Trainer Andrei

  • How to Become a Morning Person

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

    Trainer Andrei
    25 May 2014 | 4:07 am
    It’s so easy to justify a missed workout or two. Maybe even three. It’s starts there, and then you start making excuses about your diet . A little bit of cake here, some chips there and then a full blown pizza party. For the most part, I tend to be pretty good about my training schedule and eating habits. If you recall back in 2012 I decided to really clean up my diet and become more focused on my training and other healthy lifestyle habits.  I picked my goals and worked on achieving them.  That hasn’t been the case lately. I’ve been rationalizing with myself why…
  • What is a Kettlebell Good For?

    Trainer Andrei
    27 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    Let’s start with brief description of a kettlebell, and what it is exactly. Kettlebell is essentially a cannonball with a handle. The two most common kettlebells are the classic or the traditional type, a ball of cast-iron with a rounded handle, and the competition kettlebell made of steel with varying cavity sizes. The classic kettlebells vary in size as the weight increases. Competition kettlebells are very popular among kettlebell enthusiasts and professional lifters because no matter of the weight, the bell’s size and dimensions always remain the same. Competition…
  • Obstacle Course Training

    Trainer Andrei
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Obstacle races are a huge deal. There’s one almost every weekend somewhere around the world, and new entrants and races popping up everywhere. I’ve competed in a 5km Warrior Dash, 16km Tough Mudder and the Spartan Beast consisting of 25 km of trail and over 20 very challenging obstacles. So, last year I managed to chronicle my weekly training regiment, and it will be the same one I use this year. Although my training is primarily focused on competing in the Spartan Beast, this training program will help you get ready for other similar events of equal or lesser distances. Even if…
  • New Project: Daily Workouts

    Trainer Andrei
    14 Dec 2013 | 7:20 am
    Recently, I launched a new site dedicated to simply listing workouts you can do at home, at the gym or anywhere else you feel inspired to burn a few calories. www.dailywo.com is a pinterest style blog full of daily workout routines for all fitness levels. As of this writing there are over 30 different workouts, and the list is growing every week. Many of the workouts is what I personally have incorporated into my own training regiment or created for my personal training clients. The post New Project: Daily Workouts appeared first on Trainer Andrei.
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • Guest Post: A Reader Provides His Recipe for Weight Loss

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    His name is Brian Abernathy and a few weeks ago he reached out to let me know what has worked for him with his weight. And while I'm not suggesting everyone follow his plan (there's no one right way, and what's right for one, is no doubt wrong for another), I thought it was thoughtful, well written, realistic, and very much in line with my philosophy, and so I asked him if he'd mind if I shared. Yoni, First, thank you for your reasonable approach to weight loss and for pointing the finger at the dismal food environment we’ve created. I’ve been following your blog for a few years now and I…
  • Why You're Better Off With Froot Loops Than Special K Granola

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Because spoon for spoon Froot Loops contains 20% less sugar and roughly 1/3 the calories as Special K granola.Yet here's betting the health halo of the words, "Granola", the claims, "Made with Whole Grains", "Low-Fat", and "Source of Fibre and Vitamin D", along with the weight-focused branding of "Special K", leads many to think this high calorie sugar bomb is a great, weight-safe, healthful meal or snack.If you're going to have a dessert cereal, best you know it's a treat and not think it's a health food.        Related StoriesThere's No Fruit in Glaceau…
  • Guest Post: Obesity, Cancer, and Mental Health. What Links Them All?

    20 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's guest post comes from Dr. Sandro Demaio - a rising public health champion. When he asked me if I'd write something for him, I jumped at the chance to ask him to write something for me! There's been a lot of discussion about obesity. Whether or not it's a disease (as it is in the USA now). How this label would positively or negatively influence action taken by society and governments in addressing this large and growing burden. This conversation is important, but I have noticed very often it ends with confusion. Questions around why we begin talking about obesity - and end discussing…
  • Saturday Stories: Viola Vanclief, Environments, Ebola x 2, and Marathons

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Viola VancliefGarrett Therolf in the LA Times tells the haunting story of Viola Vanclief's too short life. Brad Stulberg in The Harvard Public Health Review makes the case for levee building over swimming lessons in behaviour change. Josephus Weeks, the nephew of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, with a must read story in The Dallas News on why his uncle's death might have been preventable. Frank Bruni in The New York Times on how Ebola has highlighted our messed up health priorities and asks, among other things, if you've had your flu shot? Alex Hutchinson in Runner's World with an amazing…
  • Dear Kitten, About that Dog

    17 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video has Ze Frank lending his comedic styling to a cat food commercial. It's fantastic.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesRUN! (And Don't Play with Ouija Boards)The Best Lightbulb Commercial Ever MadePuppies! 
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    Amelia Phillips

  • Benefits Of Swimming

    Amelia Phillips
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    In Australia, we are lucky to be surrounded by beautiful ocean water and it’s not unusual to be introduced to swimming lessons before we are even walking. Swimming is a popular recreational activity for people of all ages, whether at the beach with friends or participating in competitive triathlons. But did you know there are enormous health and fitness benefits and endless reasons to include swimming in your training plan? Here are some great benefits of donning that swimwear and getting wet this coming warm season: Full Body and Lung Workout: Swimming uses major muscle groups from head to…
  • Smoothie Summer: 3 Quenching Recipes To Try In The Heat

    Amelia Phillips
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:41 pm
    At Amelia Phillips, one of our favourite things about the warmer weather is getting out the blender and making a delicious smoothie. Here’s why: Nutrient density: if you pack enough good fats, protein and greens into your smoothie, you will be well-nourished and satiated for hours. Starting your day right: smoothies are a great breakfast on-the-go, simply make and pour into your favourite glass jar. Portability: you can even make your smoothie the night before if you have time restraints first thing in the morning. Poor choices often come from lack of preparation, so we absolutely encourage…
  • How To Gain Weight Healthily

    Amelia Phillips
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    You would mostly read about how to lose weight and keep the flab off the body on my website. Very rarely you’d see me giving you tips on how to gain weight. But I know there are a lot of young boys and girls out there who are trying to gain weight and doing it in all the wrong ways. Sure you can eat all the cheeseburgers, ice-creams, lollies and pizzas out there, and you might just start to gain weight, but this is not the best way. You might start to see a negative impact of this cholesterol-laden food later down the years. Why Junk Food Is Bad In This Case Whether you’re a…
  • Your 7-Day Bikini Body Diet

    Amelia Phillips
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    OK, so it isn’t bikini weather just yet, but it will be in another few weeks. Before you know it, everyone around you will be driving up to the beach and you’ll still be battling whether to get in that two-piece or not. While regular cardio and strength training will help you get that Jen Aniston body over the next few weeks, there are a few changes you can make to your diet that will help accelerate the change in how you fit into that bikini, and more importantly, how you feel in the two-piece. ‘Beautiful, confident, strong’ is what we’re after, FYI. Tip #1:…
  • Why Is It Important To Hydrate

    Amelia Phillips
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Staying hydrated at the best of times during a workout is super important but with the weather warming up and training moving outdoors, here are even more reasons why you need to get yourself a good water bottle and stay hydrated before, during and after your workouts. Pre-Workout Check your hydration first. An easy way to check is by the colour of your urine. If you are well hydrated it will be a pale yellow whereas the darker your urine the more dehydrated you are. Another great test for those who frequently do endurance or intense workouts is to jump on the scales and weigh yourself;…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Teaching kids about moderation

    workoutmommy
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Anyone else feel like kids today are exposed to junk food everywhere they go? Here are my thoughts about kids and moderation in my latest post as a Together Counts Ambassador.   Life is chaotic right now and I feel like I am in a constant state of STRESS.   I found this picture on Instagram that really made me stop and think,  so I thought I would share it with you.    Hope you have a great day! copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Teaching kids about moderation
  • Panasonic Open Ear Headphones—they don’t fall out!

    workoutmommy
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:36 pm
    I struggle with finding headphones that work for my tiny ears.  The earbuds are nice, but they ALWAYS fall out and I think I spend most of my workout stressing over them. I like the traditional over the head type headphones but sometimes those are bulky and make my head a sweaty mess. So when Panasonic reached out and offered to send me their new Open Ear Headphones as part of the #OpenYourEars campaign,  I was intrigued.   They don’t go in or over your ears, they are worn next to your ears. The sound is transmitted directly to your ear drum through your cheekbones. Fascinating,…
  • Why you should choose the Westin

    workoutmommy
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    This is how important it is to research your hotel fitness prior to booking. I got a room at the Hampton Inn and this is what I got—-a few cardio machines and a stack of medicine balls.   This is what they consider strength training?!   The heaviest ball is only 8 pounds! Even more frustrating was the room was tiny, so it was not even possible to create a circuit of any kind.  I was very disappointed, but it was my own fault for not doing my research ahead of time.  (side note: if you are a fan of ellipticals and treadmill running, it would definitely fit your needs!)  The  next…
  • This is what happens when your child is your fitness photographer!

    workoutmommy
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    Some bloggers have really awesome pictures on their blogs that look very professional. I, however, have grainy pictures that look like they were taken in a dungeon! I take most of my pictures myself but sometimes I ask my boys to help me out. Since they are little and haven’t yet grasped the art of photography and videography, I usually end up headless.  “Did I do a good job mommy!?   And then in the rare moment when I need a video clip, I end up with this: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuqiDaOJ9lQ (click through to see this one!) One can’t help but laugh, right? Have you…
  • Workout Wednesday All about that Bass edition

    workoutmommy
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    I am addicted to this song.  I put it on repeat and can literally do my entire workout with just this one song repeating over and over and over…. I know there is controversy surrounding it’s meaning but as someone with a little extra junk in her trunk, I appreciate the song.   For workout Wednesday,  throw the song on repeat and let’s work on that bass,  shall we? *Weighted walking lunges  x20 *Heavy squats  5-6 reps *Heavy dumbbell step ups 5 each leg *Kettlebell snatches x5  Repeat for 25-30 minutes   Sorry for the grainy picture but the lighting is bad in my…
 
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Bariatric Surgery Can Worsen Depression

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    From the no shit files, and specifically the WE COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THIS IF YOU'D HAVE JUST ASKED SECTION -  Yale Daily News A recent Yale study has found that while bariatric surgery — a medical procedure to reduce obesity — improves the moods of the majority of obese patients, it could potentially worsen depression for some. The study, published in September in the journal Obesity Surgery, examined the possible causes and frequency of depression in patients after bariatric surgery. Though the study concluded that most of the patients’ emotional well-being improved in the months…
  • A dirty not-so-secret of the gastric bypass world has been studied! AND WE WERE RIGHT.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Via Mira Shemeikka - Flickr What does a gastric bypass patient do when they feel food stuck - trapped - balled up - in their gastric pouch or stomach, or even further down in the intestine? Sometimes we walk it out, sometimes change positions rapidly hoping the food shifts, oftentimes we lay on a certain side and get all fetal-curled and try to work the food down... we do countless things to relieve the pressure of a stucked. However, many times it is just easier to break up a stuck, and many of us know this because we have been doing it for years intuitively because STUCKS!! HURT!! Before…
  • VitaBeth

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Thank you Bariatric Advantage, now TAKE THEM, Beth.   Since the OAC Event I am LOVING the Advanced Multi- EA Chewables - EASY PEASY two-chewables a day and done.  Advanced Multi EA is a full spectrum multiple vitamin/mineral formula scientifically developed to Enhance absorption. The innovative micelle technology improves absorption of critical fat soluble Vitamins A, D, E, and K.
  • THIGH GAP JEANS!

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    ON SALE NOW!   "These are so fucking comfortable!" Because you're NOT good enough.
  • Wow, REALLY? My feelings exactly. :x Judgy ass Vitamix. I am laughing.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    "You should get one, if you ... can." Judgy Vitamix. I laughed out loud, yeah.
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • Top 10 Protein Sources Other than Chicken

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    By BioTrustTired of eating the same boring grilled chicken breasts day after day? Have no fear.....I'm going to share with you my top 10 protein sources (other than chicken) that are sure to add some much-needed variety in to your weekly meal plan.Here they are, in no particular order:1. Eggs - Eat the whole egg, not just the white. The yolk is actually the most nutrient dense portion of the egg, providing a ton of vitamins and minerals...and it has the benefit of making the egg taste mo' better.2. Shrimp - Grill 'em up, or sautee them in some organic butter or extra virgin olive oil.
  • 7 Odd Metabolism-Boosting Nutrients

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Unusual nutrients that can FIRE-UP your metabolism naturally?by Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition SpecialistIf you've read my Fat Burning Kitchen program as well as Truth About 6-Pack Abs program, then you know I point out dozens of "minor" things that can all have small, but cumulative effects on your metabolism and fat-burning efforts.Some of these minor fat-burning factors that I've written about previously are:Use of 'cruciferous' veggies to help fight the xenoestrogens your body is exposed to (that can make stomach fat…
  • 3 Top Vegetables that Burns Abdominal Fat

    17 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    by Mike Geary - Certified Nutrition Specialist, co-author - Fat-Burning KitchenI bet you didn’t know that there is a specific class of vegetables that contain very specific phytonutrients that actually help to fight against abdominal fat.Let me explain what they are and why…First of all, if you’ve already grabbed a copy of my new Fat Burning Kitchen Program then you may already know about how certain chemicals in our food supply and our environment, such as pesticides, herbicides, and certain petrochemicals from household cleaners, cosmetics, etc can act as…
  • Body Fat Burn Alert: 4 Foods Needed for a Flat Stomach

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:48 pm
    There is a saying: “abs are made in the kitchen and not in the gym.”This is so TRUE!  Wouldn’t you agree?As much as exercise helps in the battle of the bulge, fat loss really happens in the kitchen.If you eat a crappy diet, then chances are you’re not going to lose nearly as much fat as you could.What are some good foods to eat?Well…Top Four Flat-Belly FoodsThere are certain foods you should be eating if you want to achieve greater fat loss this year.But, most people don’t eat them.  Why?  For starters, some of the foods on the list below have been shot by the…
  • 7 Smoothies that Improves Health and Weight Loss

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Smoothies are a great way to boost your daily fruits and veggies intake.  Smoothies makes a delicious quick breakfast, a nice refreshing snack, a wonderful healthy dessert or a super post-training drink.  Not only are the flavor combinations infinite, you can prepare different recipes to benefit from specific health components from its ingredients.  One other great thing about smoothies is that to the opposite of simple juices, it keeps all the natural fiber, which helps with cleansing of the digestive tract.  The powerful detox foods that go into it help your liver…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Saturated Fats: A Weight Loss Alternative To Starvation and Exercise

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    This weird trick is for people who haven't been able to keep the weight off, though they've tried to do so for years.A surprising finding is, to lose weight, you have to consume a certain amount of healthy fats, including saturated fats. They ensure steady energy as well as a feeling of satisfaction. (The amount you eat is up to you.)Saturated fats are things such as whole cream, animal fat and coconut oil. Grass-fed butter is another example of healthy, saturated fat.The next time you are hungry, to keep from overeating, consider consuming grass-fed butter (without the bread or crackers).
  • My Brother-In-Law Loses 38 Pounds in 10 Months

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    I received a recent text from my brother-in-law, stating he has lost seven inches and thirty-eight pounds in ten months.He also said he lost the weight doing "almost no exercise".He now needs a new belt!How did he do it? He ate low carb and followed the nutritional teachings of Robb Wolf.© 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
  • New York Times: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    "People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows." - New York TimesTo read the full article, Click Here.P.S. Another quote from the article:"...cutting your carbs helps you lose weight without focusing on calories. And that’s really important because someone can change what they eat more easily than trying to cut down on their calories.”" - Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the Friedman School of…
  • A Ten Minute Workout

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    4 repetitions of 10 sprints + a rock squat, with walk back recovery. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • The Low Carb Weight Loss Plan of LeBron James

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

  • An Understanding of Ourselves

    Laura Moncur
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote came up on the Random Quotes Page yesterday and I REALLY needed to see it. It reads: Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung This is the concept of The Mirror. The idea is that the people in our lives are here to TEACH us something. There is something in everyone that is there to teach us. Some people are open, humble and teachable. Those people just see the beautiful in people, learn from it and emulate it. Then there are the jerks like me… I don’t see the the beautiful in people. I just see the ugly. I just see the…
  • I Am No One Else’s Higher Power

    Laura Moncur
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This quote brought up a truth to my mind that I continually have to remind myself. It reads: Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself. Elie Wiesel One of my biggest character defects is a Controlling nature. I want to fix everything. I want to help everyone. If they would all just listen to me and do what I say, they would have an easier life. The problem with this defect is that it pisses everyone off. No one wants to be lectured to. No one wants to be told what they are doing wrong. It just drives a wedge between me and anyone who I want…
  • It’s All Salt Water Like Us

    Laura Moncur
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    At La Jolla Beach, back in 2007, I found this bit of graffiti attached to a sign. It reads: It’s all salt water like us It reminds me of the quote from Seven Gothic Tales, written by Isak Dinesen in 1934: The cure for anything is the sea… tears, sweat or the sea. When she wrote that phrase, I’m sure she had some connection with the sea that we, desert dwellers, just don’t understand. Sure, we are awed by the sea, but it has never healed us. We just don’t spend enough time around it. The coral sands of the desert are more like a sand blaster, wearing us down until we…
  • Weight Loss Progress Sheet: Give Yourself A Star

    Laura Moncur
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yesterday, I showed the graph of my weight loss progress, but that isn’t really how I keep track of how much weight I’ve lost. Sure, I put my weight into the Lose It! app every day and that’s how the graph was made, but that’s not the motivating progress that I use. I use gold stars… When I went back to Weight Watchers for the last time, I recorded with shame, my highest weight ever: 231.8 pounds. Weight Watchers gives you stars for each five pound loss and Bravo stickers for sharing in the class. So, I created this weight loss progress sheet to mark off each pound I…
  • Slow Progress Is Progress

    Laura Moncur
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I saw this motivational poster on MotiveWeight today and I wanted to share it. It reads: Some quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that slow progress is progress. Sometimes it’s hard to notice progress because you’re looking at it too closely. I know the scale isn’t the best way to look at your physical progress, but it’s the one we use most regularly. When you look at the Lose It! graph of my weight over the last month, it doesn’t look that good. In fact, the weight frustratingly goes up and down. I was down to 179.0 and then it popped up to 181.4.
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    Mamavation

  • No Scary Surprises: GMO Free Halloween Candy Recommendations

    Gina Badalaty
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s time for trick or treats again, but kids can find their bags more full of tricks than treats. Candy loaded with GMO’s, dyes, preservatives and all kinds of junk can find its way into your children’s Halloween treat bag. What are some good options for candy and what can you do to protect your child? Mamavation Recommended GMO Free Halloween Candy and Treat Brands I’ve limited to these to brands that are not only organic, but sell the treats in larger bag sizes, so that you can stock up for your trick or treaters. The good news? We’re seeing more of these brands in our regular…
  • Time and Money Saving Organic Meals

    Elizabeth
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Life can be busy, and just finding the time to cook can be a struggle sometimes. This week’s recipes require minimal prep time and are nearly effortless to prepare. So, you can feed your family healthy and organic meals, that are both low in cost and low on time. I saved some time this week by shopping at only 2 stores, instead of traveling around town between 4 or more. I even used a grocery delivery service and took advantage of the free delivery on my first order. It was actually incredibly easy to do my shopping. I typed in “organic spices” for example and I found…
  • One Pot Organic Chicken with Wild Rice and Vegetables

    Elizabeth
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When eating organic on a budget, you may find yourself doing a lot more cooking. There are a ton of benefits to this, such as knowing what’s in your food, lower costs, and fresh ingredients. However, there is one downside–Dishes. Yes, it’s true. The more delicious meals I make for my family, the more dishes in the sink. This is why I made One Pot Organic Chicken with Wild Rice and Vegetables. It’s all cooked in the same pan from start to finish so you have an easy clean up afterwards. It’s also a filling and flavorful meal. The organic chicken is crisped in the…
  • Organic Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese

    Elizabeth
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A large part of shopping on a budget for organic food, is sticking to the seasons for produce. Thanks to some delicious and in season organic D’Anjou pears, they were on sale at the grocery store. That’s what inspired this twist on a the classic grilled cheese sandwich. This Organic Pear and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese layers ripe sliced organic pears, between two hearty toasted slices of organic multi-grain bread. It’s all held together with gooey, melted organic sharp white cheddar cheese. I chose an organic multigrain sprouted wheat bread. Sprouted breads are made from…
  • Organic Maple Bacon Pancake Hearts

    Elizabeth
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:53 pm
    There is no breakfast more classic than pancakes, maple syrup, and bacon, all made with love. So why not put all of this together to create Organic Maple Bacon Pancake Hearts? I created this recipe out of necessity really. My son is all about the carbs and we have to get sneaky to get him to eat protein. Hiding the bacon in the pancake and making them a fun shape did the trick. It also makes a nice portable breakfast when we need to hurry off somewhere. These aren’t just for kids though. The smokey organic bacon with a sweetness from the organic maple syrup is just what you want with…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Getting The Cork Out After That Long Run!

    Aaron Usiskin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    Simple, easy and powerful, yup the rabbit has nothing on the iXO Vivo™ Power Corkscrew.Opening wine just got a lot more fun. With the Skil iXO Vivo™ power corkscrew, popping open a bottle of wine is as easy as tightening a screw. Which, by the way, it can also do.Unique corkscrew attachment4V Max power with 20% longer run timeCompact, powerful and lightweightSiteLight™ LED work light for better visibility
  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Multisport Watch Period https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01174-00/g/pd-04-lg.jpg

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    From big and bulky to the most perfect training watch to date +Garmin, you have nailed it. As the landscape keeps changing, one thing is for sure, Athletes need watches that perform and last. Plain and simple. Yes you have the +APPLE WATCH coming out, that will be great for the general user, but for true multisport athletes this watch is going to raise the bar. just with its color screen it has. +Polar  you have simple issues like the magnets that hold the little door on the back, rusting. That in itself is a good reason to buy the  920xt.
  • Tree House That's a Tent!

    Aaron Usiskin
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    The Tentsile Connect is the ultimate 2 person portable treehouse tent . With a removable fly sheet, available in a choice of colours it offers you and your partner the chance to connect with each other and nature, but can also connect to other Tentsile Connect tents to create suspended super-camps of 3 or more tents creating additional central communal space!  Lighter, cheaper, modular, versatile and truly the best in arboreal camping. Now you and your friends can all hang out together with no limit to the size of your crew.$479
  • Best Jackets for Winter!

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Here comes the fall, it really never felt like summer arrived. It was one of the best summers I can remember, cool and just fans in the house. Well we are at fall now and it is time to start to think about Jackets. Outside Magazine has the 5 best for 2015.Bergans Utakleiv ($189)Arc’teryx Ceres ($750)Dynafit Denali ($400)Black Diamond Front Point $599Patagonia Wind Shield ($139)
  • Stop, Tail-light & HD Camera!

    Aaron Usiskin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Watch out, fall is here and winter is coming. This is the time of year that motorist forget about cyclist and bad things happen. The Fly6 takes some of the worry out of what is coming up behind you, alerts other drivers and records in real time in case something bad does happen. Feel safe and enjoy the wonderful weather.Upgrade to the latest cycling accessory designed by cyclists. Fly6 replaces your existing tail-light and records in real-time what happens behind you, so you can now ride worry free.HD video (wide angle)Nano-tech protectionUSB rechargeable5+ hrs record timeIncident…
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • UROC Moves to Auburn, CA for 2015

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    The Ultra Race Of Champions (UROC) 100k will be moving to Auburn, CA, for 2015 after four successful years in the mountains of Colorado, it was announced today. The self-proclaimed "Ultrarunning World Championship" will continue to have one of the biggest prize purses in ultrarunning ($21,500) to attract the best ultrarunners from around the world, who will compete on September 26th, 2015, on a brand new course with 11,400'+ of climbing.UROC Founders and Directors J. Russell Gill III and Dr. Francesca Conte are no strangers to creating challenging courses. They partnered with NorCalUltras…
  • Sebastian Kienle and Mirinda Carfrae Crowned 2014 Ironman World Champions

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    On a humid and windy day in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, German Sebastian Kienle used his bike prowess and a solid run to win the 2014 Ironman World Championship in 8:14:18, over five minutes ahead of American Ben Hoffman (8:19:23) and first-time Ironman competitor German Jan Frodeno (8:20:32), who clocked the fastest run split of the day for the marathon (2:47).Australian Mirinda Carfrae (9:00:55) won her third Ironman World Championship by making up 14 minutes on the run and setting a new women's marathon record (2:50:27, just a few seconds faster than her previous record). Ironman 70.3 World…
  • 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kona Streaming Live Right Now (9am PST Sat)

    Scott Dunlap
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    If you're looking for some excitement this morning, be sure to check out the live stream of the 2014 Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, going on right now. Over 2,100 athletes are already in the water and going for it, and the Pro men are just getting out of the water to hit the Queen K bike course. (Defending champions Mirinda Carfrae and Frederick Van Lierde have their work cut out for them)The Pro races are really exciting this year. Can defending champion Frederick Van Lierde hold off a hungry Sebastian Kienle looking for redemption? Will gold medalist Jan Frodeno,…
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    calorielab.com

  • Rapid Weight Loss with Liquid Diets Sticks for 3 in 10, Say Researchers

    CalorieLab
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The race may not always be to the swift, but weight loss can be To be successful at losing and maintaining weight, slow and steady wins the race. This is the conventional wisdom. But now a recent study out of Australia challenges that paradigm. The study , led by Joseph Proietto, a University of Melbourne professor and head of the weight control clinic at Austin Health in Australia, has found that rapid weight loss was just as good as gradual weight loss for long term weight control. Weight-loss shakes vs. leisurely weight loss The researchers recruited 200 obese adults with BMI’s…
  • Chia Seeds: From Novelty Gift to Nutritional Supplement

    CalorieLab
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Julie Feinstein/Flickr Chia seeds first entered the American market in 1977 packaged with a novelty terracotta figure of a man’s head. The seeds were sprinkled on the figure’s head and watered, resulting in a green fright-wig hairdo. Many other Chia Pet figures followed, including a popular Barrack Obama version, and every year on Halloween countless unfortunate dogs are dressed up in undignified Chia Pet costumes by their owners (see photo). But about five years ago the seed of this Central American plant began to acquire a reputation as a super-nutritious weight loss…
  • Making Americans Less Clueless about Calories

    CalorieLab
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Steve Rhodes/Flickr We have a seriously unhealthy national weight problem; everybody knows that by now. The simplest and most obvious way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories; almost everybody knows that by now. A calorie is a measure of energy, and the number of them in a food or beverage equals the amount of fuel they add to the body to be burned off; not a whole lot of people know that. The number of calories a typical adult should consume in a typical day is 2,000; most people have no idea. (Johns Hopkins University quizzed 246 regular users of their hospital…
  • Dr. J’s Primer on How to Apologize: Compassion & Contrition

    CalorieLab
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    ((CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Don/Flickr Most people apologize right after denying that there is anything for them to apologize for, or right after having been caught lying about what they are apologizing for. This is not the way to do it. At its simplest form, an appropriate apology needs to contain two qualities: compassion and contrition. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but today’s column is poorly written and tedious to read. It probably just wasted a few minutes of your life!” That’s compassion. “You are a valued reader of my column, and I usually do my best…
  • The Last Word in the Carbs-vs.-Fats Debate?

    CalorieLab
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) M Kasahara/Flickr Memo to the sugar industry: It’s over. Shut up. For years, health experts have recommended that people adopt low-fat diets that avoid meat and dairy products and instead emphasize grains, starches and other carbohydrates, but a major new study finds that people who do just the opposite, following a diet low in carbohydrates but with no restrictions on simple or saturated fats, actually lose more weight, and are statistically at less risk of developing heart disease. If you think you’ve heard or read words very much to that effect before this,…
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  • Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping

    CoachMel
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    This post Discover How To Win £100 ($150) to Ease the Burden of Christmas Shopping was originally published at Weight Loss Solution Christmas is coming and while there’s loads to look forward to, with it comes the need to find a bunch of spare cash to buy all those Christmas presents. So I want to ease the burden somewhat in return for a little favor. In private email and conversation I’ve heard many marvelous stories of how DROPS has made a difference to your life. Many of you have told me you feel great on the program. You have more energy than you’ve had in years. You…
  • Why You Should Ditch the Elliptical Machine and Get a Real Workout!

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

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

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

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

  • Best juicer recipes gone bad – The Dirty Dozen

    Life Coach
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Best juicer recipes gone bad  – The Dirty Dozen If you are new to juicing, or if you are an experienced juicer, it helps you to keep in touch with Environmental Working Group. Their website is http://www.ewg.org. One of the benefits their relentless advocating of healthier lives in a healthier environment is their report on Dirty Dozen™ which is the list of the vegetables and fruits with the most pesticide residue at higher concentration than other fruits. The Dirty Dozen™ 2014  list includes Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Sweet bell peppers Imported nectarines…
  • Kuvings B6000 Upright Slow Silent Masticating Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Kuvings rises to the challenge of your too-busy-too-juice by making their first wide-mouth, slow-speed masticating juicer that you can put the whole fruit and vegetable which saves you cutting time. Well maybe be not the whole fruit in, there is always a wise guy in the audience who says, can I put a water melon in? How about a pumpkin? Before we go any further, let me specify that the size of the feed shoot is 3 inches. It is the widest feed shoot available as of writing of this review. And since there were the safety reasons, there is a blade in the middle to reduce the chances of any one…
  • Green Star Triturating Twin Gear Elite Juicer Comparison and Reviews

    Life Coach
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    Once you get over the fact that trituration is a real word that means chew and grind to a fine powder you get to the reason why Green Star uses triturating juicer instead of masticating juicer. Before we get to that, a basic anatomy and biology review helps to remember what the original and most natural juicers are. That is your teeth. Your teeth, by chewing, grind, no so much cut, the food especially fruits and vegetables. The grinding actions of chewing in the presence of natural enzymes in the mouth breaks down the cellular structure of the food and release the nutrients inside. Even if we…
  • Omega NC800 HDS (Heavy Duty Silver) 5th Generation Nutrition Center Juicer Review

    Life Coach
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Omega went to bat with this model over its original horizontal masticating juicing machines 8003 and 8005. To begin with HD stands for heavy duty title earned by a commercial motor inside.  Remember that this model is not for commercial use. NC800 needs a commercial motor to turn its single augur which is about 8 times stronger than Omega’s original models. The slow 80 RPM is to preserve the nutrients for up to 72 hours.  It is always better to drink your juice right after you make it but if you rushed, you know your frothless juice has limited exposure to damaging effects of oxygen and…
  • Tribest Slowstar Slow Juicer with Juice Cap and Mincer – Model SW-2000

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Tribest SlowStar vertical masticating juicer looks fantastic on your counter-top attractive without taking a lot of space and it is easy on your wallet with its mid-level price tag. It is a perfect juice extractor for those who live in cozy homes and apartments with limited counter or storage space. Mincing attachments adds more versatility and function and could replace other single used appliances as well. Slowstar small size packs about 50% more power in its motor than other machines in the same price range. In terms of daily use, this means it can squeeze a lot of juice from almost any…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Dear Godinterest, I’m Jewish

    Mel
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Today I got an invite to Godinterest, the Christian social media site.  It’s been around for a while (there was a HuffPo article about it back in May), but for some reason, they spammed the Internet today with enough Godinterest invites to get the site trending. I think it’s lovely that Godinterest exists.  The Internet […]
  • Spells, Salves, and Pills

    Mel
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    On page 213 of Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, Quentin thinks while confronting the depths of his sadness, “Wasn’t there a spell for making yourself happy?  Somebody must have invented one.  How could he have missed it?  Why didn’t they teach it?” And I thought to myself: if there was a spell like that, I would […]
  • The 2014 Creme de la Creme List is Now Open for Submissions

    Mel
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    It is the ninth anniversary of the little Creme de la Creme, where we celebrate our corner of the blogosphere. 97 bloggers participated last year. If this is your first time hearing about the project, this post should tell you everything you need to know. If you’ve participated in years past, you know how much […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 8: Last Name

    Mel
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I read a bunch of stories last week concerning Amal Alamuddin taking her husband’s last name, as if this was earth-shattering news.  For example, The Stir wrote, “She, arguably, has an even more successful and […]
  • I Made a Sonic Screwdriver Out of Toilet Parts…

    Mel
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    …And it looks fantastic.  Plus it lights up. At least, I think it looks fantastic.  And the Wolvog flipped out over it.  I would love to be able to tell you how I made it except that I don’t know the names of any of the parts I used beyond washers and toggle bolts.  And […]
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    Health Habits

  • A Technological Revolution for Health and Fitness Nerds

    Douglas Robb
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Quick post for all you fitness nerds out there. Today is the day that I finally get my greedy little hands on a Push Strength workout/fitness tracker. As an early indiegogo supporter, I am one of the first people to have one of these bad-boys and because I love y’all so much, I am going to […]
  • Children, Health, Politics, Toronto, Woonerfs and a whole big pile of BS

    Douglas Robb
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Back in the olden days of my youth, the kids on my block used to race home from school, throw their schoolbooks onto the floor , run back outside and play sports until it was too dark to see and/or someone’s Mom started yelling at everyone to go home for dinner. So why is it […]
  • Is Leptin Gene Therapy the Future of Weight Loss?

    Douglas Robb
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Every year, millions of “weight loss” dollars are spent by pharmaceutical companies in the search for a drug that can prevent and/or reverse obesity. And every year, billions of “weight loss” dollars are spent by consumers on supplements, gym memberships, pills, potions & lotions. Unfortunately, every year…almost all of that money is wasted as obesity […]
  • How many BURPEES does it take to burn off 1 grande-sized Pumpkin Spice Latte?

    Douglas Robb
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Here at @HealthHabits, I like to try and answer the big questions that have been plaguing mankind since the beginning of time. Where do we come from? Where do we go when we die? How many burpees does it take to burn off 1 grande-sized Pumpkin Spice Latte with whipped cream? Today, we’re focusing on […]
  • 10 Ways to Burn 1 Pound of Body Fat – Vol. 4

    Douglas Robb
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Welcome to the fourth edition of 10 Ways to Burn 1 Pound of Body-Fat. The following list will highlight different physical activities and tell you how long they will take to burn 500 calories….which is a convenient number because a pound of body fat is 3500 calories and there are 7 days in the week. And […]
 
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Are Elite Athletes Inadvertently Training Like Grok?

    Mark Sisson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Modern elite athletes have different goals than our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Their training loads are higher and their physical activity is contrived and somewhat artificial. But for the most part, elite athletes are working with the same metabolic and neuromuscular machinery as Grok. The activities and movement patterns that benefited and shaped the evolution and performance of our hunter-gatherer ancestors should thus prove useful for contemporary humans seeking optimal physical performance. According to a recent paper (PDF), many top athletes have settled upon the hunter-gatherer…
  • Are Video Games Good or Bad for Us?

    Mark Sisson
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Non-gamers tend to take a dim view of video games and their fans, assuming they’re all a bunch of sweaty man-children clutching liter bottles of Mountain Dew between Cheeto-dusted fingers and screaming racist obscenities that diffuse, muffled, through thick neckbeard thatches into their headsets at online opponents. And a few weeks ago, even I referenced the stereotypical World of Warcraft addict’s set-up of pee bottles and poop buckets. But the latest statistics indicate that the popular stereotype isn’t very representative of most gamers. In fact, if you’re an…
  • Dear Mark: Eggs and Colon Cancer; Softened Water and Health

    Mark Sisson
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a two-parter. First up is a question about a sensitive subject: the collective Primal love of all things egg. They form the backbone of millions of breakfasts across the ancestral health community on a daily basis, but David wonders if they might be contributing to colorectal carcinogenesis. There are a few studies that appear to suggest a connection; should we worry? After that, I discuss the effects of softened water on human health. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Read on to find out. Let’s go: Hi Mark, So I was eating close to a…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 318

    Mark Sisson
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve got three Primal Blueprint Transformation Seminars coming up: In NYC on November 1; Richmond, VA on November 15; and West Bloomfield, MI, also on November 15. Kickstart your Primal lifestyle – or give someone else the gift of a lifetime! Research of the Week Eating disorders may have a gut bacterial origin. Biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are yet again associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Is Ebola more virulent in selenium-deficient people (an old PDF)? Even in surgery, the placebo effect exist. A “Paleothitic-type diet” has favorable effects on…
  • Slow Roasted Chicken

    Worker Bee
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are already so many different recipes for cooking a whole chicken, you might wonder why you need one more. But if you’re a fan of store-bought rotisserie chicken, then you definitely need this one. Just like a cooked chicken from the market, the meat on this bird is plump, juicy and tender and the skin browned and deeply flavorful. Plus, this recipe is so simple and hands-off that it’s basically as convenient as driving to the store to buy a rotisserie chicken. What’s the secret? Low and slow. Most recipes for roasted whole chicken crank the oven temperature above 400 ºF/205 ºC…
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    Carole Carson

  • Eating Done Right: Pumpkin—Food of the Week

    Carole
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Each fall, millions of Americans carve pumpkins for Halloween and enjoy traditional pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But with a little imagination, pumpkins become more than decorations and dessert. A versatile and nutritious vegetable, pumpkins can be used in a variety of healthy recipes, such as pumpkin burgers, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes and even pumpkin oatmeal. The word pumpkin originates from the Greek word pepon, which means “large melon.” A hearty crop and a member of the squash (Cucurbita) family, pumpkins grow on six of the seven continents (Antarctica is the only exception)…
  • Create Your Own Salad Dressing: Save Calories and Dollars

    Carole
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:19 pm
    If weight loss is your goal, you'll probably find yourself eating more fresh salads. Besides being nutritious, salads help us feel fuller without being dense in calories. Incorporating salads into your diet will be easier (and less boring) if you add variety and interest by topping them with a variety of dressings. Here are four distinct salad dressings that will make your taste buds sing:   Raspberry Vinaigrette 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup raspberry vinegar 3 teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute 2 scallions, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon pepper Salt Whisk the…
  • Change Your Diet to Send the Grim Reaper Elsewhere

    Carole
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    Do you eat seven servings of fruits and vegetables each day? If not, you might want to start because choosing these foods reduces your risk of dying. Can you guess by what percent your risk of dying is reduced? 1. Up to 12 percent 2. Up to 28 percent 3. Up to 42 percent   The correct answer is number 3. In a health survey of 65,226 people in England, researchers found that compared with eating less than one portion of fruit and vegetables, eating seven or more portions reduces the risk of death by any cause by 42 percent for seven or more. "We all know that eating fruit and…
  • Will Your Diet Destroy Your Health?

    Carole
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:06 am
    A diet high in carbohydrates—especially the unhealthy ones, such as white bread, pastries, sodas and highly processed or refined foods—contributes to which of the following medical conditions? 1. Dementia and Alzheimer's disease  2. Diabetes 3. Cardiovascular (heart) disease  4. All of the above   The correct answer is number 4. Dr. David Perlmutter, a leading researcher on brain health, has concluded that "even small increases in blood sugar caused by a diet high in carbohydrates can be detrimental to brain health" and pose a greater risk for brain…
  • Is Mindfulness the Latest Fad? Are the Benefits Too Good to Be True?

    Carole
    6 Feb 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Would you be skeptical if I told you that without taking a pill or seeing a therapist, you could lower your blood pressure, raise your self-esteem, experience equanimity in the face of stress, improve the quality of your sleep, reduce chronic pain, get greater enjoyment from eating even while eating less, increase your energy and make better decisions? That you could be happier and see the world around you more positively? The practitioners of mindfulness make these and other remarkable claims—and their claims are not without merit! Research is pouring in from a variety of disciplines, such…
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  • Face and Hair Care with Aromatherapy

    Barbara Green
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Face Packs Face packs or masks are designed to balance skin secretions, to stimulate the circulation and lo moisturize and tighten the skin. Although they can be applied after ordinary cleansing, it is far better to apply them after an aromatic bath, facial steam or warm compress while the skin is still mo isl and […]
  • Aromatic Prescriptions and Procedures

    Barbara Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Mouthwashes If used regularly, the following mixture will help to strengthen the gums. It can also be used to treat mouth ulcers and gingivitis. Tincture of myrrh (as used in the recipe) can be obtained from herbal suppliers. It will, however, cause the blend to turn cloudy, but this will not affect its therapeutic properties. […]
  • Therapeutic Charts: Digestive Problems

    Barbara Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Constipation Description Delayed emptying of the bowels so that stools become hard and dry and difficult to pass. Severe cases often lead to paradoxical diarrhoea fluid faeces from the arge bowel being passed around the hardened mass of stool. Possible causes Lack of dietary fibre (especially fresh fruit and vegetables), inadequate fluid intake. sedentary lifestyle, […]
  • Aromatherapy And The Digestive System

    Barbara Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    In the average size man, the digestive system is an amazing thirty-six feet long, beginning with the mouth and ending with the rectum. The purpose of digestion is to break down insoluble pieces of food into soluble molecules, thus enabling vital nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Even though the digestive system works as […]
  • Scents Of Mystery And Imagination

    Barbara Green
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Have you ever smelled a fragrance whose distantly familiar resonance elicited the frustrated response, ‘It reminds me of something, but I can’t think what’, or tried to find the exact word or phrase to describe a certain scent whose essential nature was on the very tip of your tongue, yet remained unsayable? At such moments, […]
 
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Learn How Strong I AM

    fitness guy
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Just put together this little image today. Do you like the sentiment. Be beautiful but also be strong. Your inner strength and outer strength have to match! It is only when we really work at something. Improving our health. Improving our Eating. Improving our Exercise….. that we really see what we are made of If you like this can you share it with your friends? Thanks! The post Learn How Strong I AM appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Juice Cleansing for Weight Loss

    fitness guy
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Using Juice Cleansing for Weight Loss can help you achieve your goals in a variety of ways. It can reduce cravings, jumpstart your metabolism, support your bodys fat-burning processes, reduce your bodys acidity, and detoxify your fat cells. The modern diet is lacking in many of the nutrients that our bodies desperately need. That is why we have so many cravings as our body attempts to take in the nutrients it needs. Oftentimes we crave for sweets and we tend to eat larger portions. This is one reason why so many people these days are over. Juice Cleansing for Weight Loss Juice Cleansing for…
  • Val Kilmer and His Recent Weight Loss

    fitness guy
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    Years back I was a big Val Kilmer fan. Hard not to be, he was a great villain in Top Gun, great as Jim Morrison in The Doors movie, and even Thunderheart. But those movies were in the late 80s and early 90s so of course the young Val Kilmer has ahd a chance to grow up, get older and change for the better or worse. The New Older Val Kilmer Now, believe it or not Val Kilmer is 54 years old and has starred in over 90 movies. Quite the career for sure with more movies in the pipeline. The reason the Val Kilmer comes up today to me is that I clicked on one of those “What happened to…
  • BSN True-Mass Ultra-Premium AM to PM Lean Mass Gainer Review

    fitness guy
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When regular meals cannot provide the calories, nutrients and protein you need to build lean muscle mass, the BSN True-Mass Ultra-Premium AM to PM Lean Mass Gainer is one of the best supplements you can take. It contains a unique blend of proteins from 6 different sources, providing you with a constant and sustainable supply of nutrients for daytime and nighttime activities and requirements. If you are a serious bodybuilder or simply need a supplement to help you gain , the BSN True-Mass protein supplement can help you add muscle mass and shape your body. Strength training is necessary to…
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides for Weight Loss

    fitness guy
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Medium-chain triglycerides (also called MCT) are a kind of fat that has been shown is a few studies to help with loss through the burning of more calories and the way that they are able to burn calories more efficiently. I was reading an article by Silicon Valley investor Dave Asprey where he talked about the rejuvenation he felt from drinking Yak butter tea after a really tough session of mountain climbing. Now, I have never had Yak butter tea but I have been looking into the biological effects of medium-chain triglycerides, so the first thing to understand is the difference between short…
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  • Fitness: Lower Body Workouts And Squat Free Leg Workouts

    Gym Junkies
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Squats. You’ve read time and time again that you absolutely must make sure you get this major exercise into your workout program.  In fact, you might have heard before that if you squat, you really don’t need any other lower body exercise – it’s just that powerful. But, what if you can’t squat? For some people, injuries strictly prohibit it.  Whether it’s their back, knees, or ankles, squatting is out of the picture.  For others, they are simply not biomechanically built to squat.  Their legs are too long or their calves are too tight and they just can’t complete the range…
  • Fitness: Cardio Verses Weightlifting for Weight Loss

    Gym Junkies
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    What’s better Cardio? Weight Lifting? Interval Training… How do they stack up? Almost everyone that goes to the gym has been interested in shedding additional body fat at one point in their lives. So if you’re looking to lose body fat in the fastest way possible this article might shed some light on your quest to do so. So, do you think that running on the treadmill is the ultimate solution of all time to lose body fat? What is the fastest way possible? Well, not really if you read my interval training article you would know why. Maybe, sprinting up a hill would help? Or…
  • Fitness: Daniel Craig Body And The James Bond Workout

    Gym Junkies
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The names Bond… James Bond… Ok not really my names Terry but we can all sure look like Bond if we want with this diet and workout today… So, here we are analyzing another great actor all over again. Today, the dude we are going to check out is Daniel Craig and his role in Casino Royale where he caught the eye of many. The new James bond can’t really beat that if you ask me. There is absolutely no doubt that Daniel Craig is considered to be the biggest bad assess we have had ever seen since the likes of Sean Connery. It didn’t come easy though, as he underwent seriously rigorous…
  • Fitness: How Your Rep Range Affects Your Body Composition

    Gym Junkies
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yes, different reps ranges mean different things to your muscles… let’s take a closer look… If you’re about to start on a bodybuilding program designed to help you gain muscle mass fast, you need to come to understand how the rep ranges you are using will come into play. Most people know the basics – lower reps means heavier weight lifted and vice versa, but they don’t fully understand everything that rep ranges will influence. As such, they may either make critical programming errors with their bodybuilding workout approach or they may wind up seeing less than optimal results…
  • Fitness: How to look like Gerard Butler In the Movie 300

    Gym Junkies
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Can you really look like Gerard Butler in 300? Sure you can it just takes time… Now is the time to check out, one of the most ripped dudes of Hollywood, and what the heck he was doing for his workout; our very own Gerard Butler. In this article of how to look like Gerald, we will learn how Gerard Butler got in such great shape for the movie “300”. I have to admit the movie 300 is one of my all time favorites and is packed with action in every direction. “Madness? This is SPARTA”. That killer story line, the power in the dialogue and oh yea a ton of extremely fit people, what’s not…
 
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    Ride, Run, Work Out | Fitness - Orlando Sentinel

  • Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearly done

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Tremain Street Greenway has turned the street in Mount Dora into a one-way northbound street from Fifth Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, with the other side turned into a two-way shared-use trail for bikes, pedestrians and others. The plan is to connect it to the forthcoming Wekiva Trail from Mount...
  • Veg out, eat healthfully at Central Florida Veg Fest

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Central Florida Veg Fest, which bills itself as the Largest Vegetarian Festival in the South, will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Orlando Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St. The annual festival promotes a plant-based lifestyle, with products and services from more than 150 vendors...
  • Seminole Cyclefest - the escorted ride

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The dream ride of the year is less than two weeks away when deputies roll out of Fort Mellon Park in Sanford on Nov. 2 and escort riders for the 25-mile route and the 62-mile version of Seminole Cyclefest.  From Sanford, participants never have to put a foot on the pavement until they're...
  • Lake Scary 5K benefits cerebral palsy, disabilities

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Feel free to don your spookiest running apparel for the Lake Scary 5K Run/Walk for Cerebral Palsy, set for 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lake Mary Preparatory School, which is a sponsor. The race benefits children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in Central Florida. Adult...
  • Seminole Wekiva Trail extension work continues

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Clearing and grading continue on a 2-mile segment of the former Orange Belt Railway that will become part of a 3.5-mile extension of Seminole Wekiva Trail. A three-quarter-mile segment in Orange County was completed a few years ago along Maitland Boulevard from Bear Lake Road to Orange...
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    Nicki Anderson

  • Does the word “Step” diminish love?

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

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

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

    Nicki
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:01 am
      O.K, I have to admit that every January I cringe when I see the ads for weight loss. The miracles abound and the “real” answer to weight loss woes are simply a click away. Too  much belly fat? There’s a program for that.  Excess holiday weight gain? There’s a drink for that.  Get abs of steel with 4 simple steps. My response to all of those secrets to success is bull$&@*!  After 30 years in the health and fitness industry I ask that you read the rest of this post knowing that what I’m sharing with you is fact. No hype, nothing earth shattering…
  • Au Revoir 2013 ! Welcome 2014! A Look Back

    Nicki
    31 Dec 2013 | 9:32 am
    2013 was less than dull,  and my hunch is 2014 will be just as full. As I look behind to write this post, some things were dreadful, while others I loved most. Mother Nature took her toll reminding us all  that when push comes to shove, she makes the call. Sadly war continues in far away places, though a different kind of war lives in U.S. spaces Hunger and homeless claim innocent lives, while soldiers keep dying despite children and wives. Celebrities still influence in ways I don’t get, while reality television remains stations best bet. Finally marriage is equal to all, yet plenty…
 
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    Yum Yucky

  • 15 Healthy Food Hacks to Lose Weight Faster

    yumyucky
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    om-Nom-NOM! Food hacks are tasty. Food hacks go down real smoove into the tummy. Chew on these food hacks. 1. This first hack is downright ancient, yet super-effective: Create a meal plan before you shop. Stick to your grocery list of ingredients and don’t go down the snack aisle unless you have pre-planned, sensible greediness to indulge in. 2. Buy a store-roasted whole chicken (already cooked) and portion it out for a few days of eating in salads, sammiches or wraps. 3. Cook a batch of 5-6 boiled eggs all at once. Use them during the week for salads and snack time. Baked sweet…
  • Bacon and Eggs Trick That Saves On Calories

    yumyucky
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Dear Bacon Lovers who want to inhale bacony goodness while still losing weight… I have a gift for you in the form of a simple trick. This trick will save you time and cut calories. But you will still enjoy all the bacon grandeur your stomach lusts for. THE TRICK: Grab yourself a package of high quality bacon bits. Hormel Crumbled Bacon is a fantastic one. Before you flip your eggs in the pan (I always use my Lodge Cast Iron Griddle), sprinkle on the bits in a portion that’s just right for you. This will cause your eggs to become pregnant with bacon. With each bite you take, you…
  • Supply List for Emergency Preparedness

    yumyucky
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    If you’ve been following me for a while you know how strongly I feel about emergency preparedness. Being prepared goes hand in hand with maintaining your health. It doesn’t matter how far you can run or how many burpees you can bust out if you don’t have your health. In light of this Ebola craziness or other things that might be done the line, I’ve put together an emergency preparedness list for you. Please give serious consideration to the items on this list in any type of widespread emergency for the protection of yourself and your family.  The pandemic supplies…
  • How I Sometimes Eat on Non-Fasting Days

    yumyucky
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sorry, ya’ll. I’ve been overdoing it on this fitness stuff lately. It’s about time I showed you some hardcore proof that I’m still a greedy woman. My stomachs just luuurve those non-fasting days. I ordered two slices of pie on a day I wasn’t fasting. Apple pie and also ‘da pumpkin, too. But I’m doing it wrong? Will order enlarged pieces next time. Sidenote: On this same day of non-fasting I turned down pancakes, lemon cake, pizza with bacon topping, and barbecue chicken wangs. The pie slices were a small bit of indulgence compared to all the other…
  • 9 Moves for a Better Booty

    yumyucky
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sorry to plaster my butt cheeks all over your computer screen, but this really is a booty thang. Here are 9 moves guaranteed to give you a better booty if you commit to doing them on the regular. There is no such thing as a backside in need of lifting, plumping and firming when you’ve got these 9 moves in your workout arsenal. Now ‘git to it! Exercises featured in the video… Weighted Squat Kettlebell Swing Glute Bridge with Pulses Front Kicks Deep Goblet Squat Touchdown Jump Squat Back Kicks Low-end Sumo Pulses Deadlifts More workouts to come! In the meantime, please send me…
 
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    Turbulence Training

  • 5 exercises better than reading while doing cardio

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    Shape magazine recently made a shocking statement. According to their scientists, when you do a workout on the elliptical machine that says you burned 400 calories, the TRUTH is that you burned only 300 calories. The elliptical overestimates your calorie burn by about 30%.  No wonder cardio doesn't work for fat loss. The machines LIE to you.  I hope you're not making that one big mistake and
  • For Women that want to lose weight

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:58 am
    If you want to lose 5, 10, 15 pounds or more, read every word in this email.  Here's why... Everyone knows  most mainstream "diet" information is not only incorrect, but will actually make you fatter. Like it or not, the government and media dictate to us what is healthy and what isn't, yet their advice is often fraudulent, deceitful, and ultimately harmful to your health and fat loss goals.
  • Hike and Lift

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Went for a hike yesterday at Rattlesnake Point - near Toronto - with my friend and TT Client of the Year, J-Roc. The scenery reminds me of what I saw last fall when I was visiting Tuscany. It doesn't get much nicer than this in October. Today was much different...dreary and rainy, but deadlifty, too. :) The WorkoutWarmup of 200 squats and 200 pushups1A) Deadlift1B) Broad Jump2A) Bench Press 2B
  • 105 pullups

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Today was the most pullups I've ever done in a workout. It beat my record of 100 set just last week. The workout was powered by 3 teaspoons of cacao nibs and a banana taco. A banana taco is a banana and cashew butter in a coconut wrap (from http://JulianBakery.com).Somewhat like a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.Anyways...Today's bodyweight workout gave me: 430 reps105 pullups (
  • Grinding it out

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Weird day. I just didn't feel like hitting the gym, even after a day off. But I knew that if I could grind it out through a warm-up, that I would have a great session, and I did, even hitting a personal best max pushup set of 60.Total Bodyweight Reps: 550200 squats 200 pushups150 rowsAlso did barbell squats.Followed that up with a stranger than normal blender drink. I put red grapes in for
 
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  • The Kettlebell Encyclopedia: 30 Of The Best Kettlebell Exercises {Gifs}

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are times that I get in a workout rut. Feeling as if I use the same exercises over and over again. Oh, look… squats AGAIN. The truth is, that doing the same moves over and over again is one of the major reasons, if not the #1 reason, for a plateau. Not to mention boredom. A boring workout is a workout that doesn’t get 100% of my effort. I’m not sure about you, but give me a cookie cutter, boring workout and I’ll give it 50%. If that. So to help break through workout boredom, I thought it would be fun to dig through the archives at all of the kettlebell workouts I’ve done over…
  • 7 Allowed Excuses For Not Running A PR Race

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Like always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Prepare for a picture-rific post! As you may have gathered from yesterday, I didn’t set a new PR (personal record) for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon like I had hoped. To be honest, I knew going into it that it would be a long shot, after all, last year my fitness revolved around running. This year not so much. But even without the PR, I was pretty satisfied, no, I was very satisfied with my race outcome. Of course I have a few reasons why I didn’t accomplish my goal.
  • Marvelous Monday: I’m Back Baby!

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Monday Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was filled with far too much. Too much of everything… food, wine, put-put, and running. And not enough sleep. It’s currently Sunday and we just got home from our weekend in Myrtle Beach where I ran the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon for the 3rd straight year. I’m dead tired and trying to get caught up on everything. I have so many great things to tell you about the race… the new shoes that got me to the finish line but really how a not so great race can sometimes still be just what you needed. I’ll…
  • Death By Kettlebells: SPOOKtacular Kettlebell Challenge

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I adore this time of the year. After months of heat and humidity, the overcast skies of October are actually calming. It’s as if October knows we want, no, need a moment to rest and catch our breath. Almost forcing us to curl up on the couch with a good book or movie as our body acclimates to the changes. Speaking of books, I finished Unbroken last night. If you love nonfiction historical books then read this. It’s about, no, wait… I’m not going to tell you what it’s about. Just take my word that it’s amazing. I am normally a 10 page/night reader, yet I read this 400+ page book in…
  • The Ultimate Shake Lover’s Giveaway: Ninja Blender & Gnarly Supplement Basket

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I love getting gifts but I REALLY love giving. And today… Today, I am giving one of you a pretty sweet gift basket. Let’s just say it’s a few of my favorite things. A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was really enjoying a new to me protein… Gnarly. It’s been almost a month and I thought I would share a few things about this protein, and protein in general. Why use protein powder? I know many of my readers are already shake makers, but I also know several aren’t. I was talking to client last week (many who read LiftingRevolution) and I realized something pretty important… The…
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    James Clear

  • Warren Buffett’s “2 List” Strategy: How to Maximize Your Focus and Master Your Priorities

    James Clear
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    With well over 50 billion dollars to his name, Warren Buffett is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world. Out of all the investors in the 20th century, Buffett was the most successful. Given his success, it stands to reason that Buffett has an excellent understanding of how to spend his time each day. From a monetary perspective, you could say that he manages his time better than anyone else. And that’s why the story below, which was shared directly from Buffett’s employee to my good friend Scott Dinsmore, caught my attention. Let’s talk about the simple…
  • Behavior Multipliers: 4 Reasonable Ways to Achieve Overnight Success

    James Clear
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Most of the time, I think our constant quest to achieve faster results is a trap. We get so obsessed on the goal that we forget that the system is what matters. We get so obsessed with the outcome that we overlook the repetitions we need to do to get there. We become so focused on the short-term results that we forget to build the long-term habits that make the real difference. However, there are a few strategies—four of them at least—that will actually accelerate the results you enjoy without ignoring the importance of building better habits. I call these strategies…
  • The Theory of Cumulative Stress: How to Recover When Stress Builds Up

    James Clear
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:52 pm
    It was my first year of graduate school and my professor was standing at the front of the room. He was telling our class about a mistake he made years before. About a decade earlier, my professor had been one of the senior executives at Sears, Roebuck & Company, the large department store chain. They were in the middle of a massive national campaign and preparing for a major brand launch. My professor was leading the operation. For almost two months prior to the launch day, he was flying all over the country to strike up buzz with major partners and media companies. While criss-crossing…
  • Threshold Theory: How Smart Do You Have to Be to Succeed?

    James Clear
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:34 pm
    How smart do you have to be to succeed? What about to become a creative genius? Did Picasso and Mozart use superhuman intelligence to create their masterpieces? And similarly… How intelligent do you need to be to become a successful entrepreneur? How good does your training program need to be to become an elite athlete? How perfect does your weight loss program need to be to burn fat? These are questions that we don’t often ask ourselves, but they are built into our beliefs and actions about many phases of life. We often think that the reason we aren’t succeeding is because…
  • “Email is Where Keystrokes Go to Die.”

    James Clear
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Scott Hanselman, a Microsoft employee and productivity expert, was speaking about effectiveness on stage. And he was ready to make a simple, but important point. “Email is where keystrokes go to die,” he said. “You have a finite number of keystrokes left in your hands before you die.” [1, 2] His point was clear: Every keystroke you type is one stroke closer to your last. And because every keystroke counts the same, why spend so many of those keystrokes answering emails that 1 person will read and then never look at again, when you could be using those same keystrokes…
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  • Would You Put This On Your Head?

    kyleung
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
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  • Enjoy The Game

    Kelvtan
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:31 pm
    There’s just something satisfying about sports. After long hours at the office, there’s a certain pleasure in getting down and dirty in the mud, or slinging shots back and forth across a court, for just one single moment of sporting pleasure. Sometimes I wonder why such occasions elicit grins from my football kakis and me. After all, there are no cameras in the stands, no fans cheering, no big sponsorship deals waiting. No one will remember that fantastic Lionel Messi-like slalom I made, running past five players and slotting the ball into the top corner of the net.read more
  • 4 things I learnt during a juice cleanse

    Kelvtan
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:27 pm
    What is a juice cleanse? According to Punch Detox, a company that designs three-day programmes, it’s a form of ‘spring cleaning’. While the body has the natural way of detoxing, more often than not, modern day busy lifestyles and poor eating habits diminish the body’s natural capacity for eliminating toxins and repairing itself, they preach.   read more
  • 5 Good (and Weird) Moments of My Korean Sojourn

    kyleung
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    With the mercury and PSI rising on our shores, I was fortunate enough to drop by Incheon, Korea, for three days last week – in time to catch the table tennis finals of the 17th Asian Games and the marvellous Closing Ceremony. There wasn’t a lot of time to explore my environs (not helped by the language barrier), but what I did come away with might raise your eyebrows. 1. GOOD Koreans cheering us onread more
  • This Man Takes Travel Documentaries To Scary Extremes

    kennethwee_
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:58 am
    "No expedition, adventure or film comes about without a little bit of suffering," says Bryan Smith, a seasoned kayaker turned adventure filmmaker.   read more
 
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  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

    Latika
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
      The sedentary lifestyle followed by most of the people these days has left no time for them to look after their wellbeing. Strained muscles, aching backs and uneasy exhausted feeling have become a part of everyone’s daily life. In such a scenario, working out on regular basis becomes crucial, because exercising not only burns...Read More
  • The 15 Min Body Fat Blaster Home Workout

    Latika
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Do you find it difficult to incorporate gym or yoga classes in your daily routine? Do you also believe that at least an hour or so of exercise is required every day to stay in shape? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then certainly this article is going to be an...Read More
  • 5 Diet and Exercise Tips to Lose Arm Flab

    Dashmeet Kaur
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:01 am
    There are exercises that target the flab on your arms to help you get the toned arms. But if you really want to double-team arm flab, then you’ll need to eliminate sugar and processed carbohydrates while also incorporating fat-burning foods into your diet. Start your day with Fiber: Eating a healthy breakfast jump-starts your metabolism,...Read More
  • 15 Ways To Cut Down 500 Calories A Day

    Dashmeet Kaur
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Weight loss is very scientific. It all boils down to how many calories consumed versus how many calories burned. While exercise really helps in burning calories, its what you eat can be a game changer. All foods have calories. While some come in the form of our favorite dessert or savory dish, the others are...Read More
  • 50 Easy tips to lose weight

    Swati Kapoor
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Losing weight can be as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Weight loss should be looked at it from a holistic (health) point of you. Its not only about seeing the kilos going down on the weighing scale. It is also about how healthy you feel as you shed that extra...Read More
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  • Aqua aerobics and water sports

    Gautam
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Although traditional workout methods are preferred by a wide majority, aqua exercises are being pursued by many for variety in their exercise routine and to break the monotony and boredom of gym routines. Water exercises like swimming and aqua aerobics are especially great for people with restricted movements due to injury, disease or age. Spiritually speaking, water is a symbol of purity and plays a crucial role in mind and body healing along with providing natural resistance. Water based exercises have tremendous rehabilitative benefits which means that people with arthritis, back problems,…
  • 6 ways sitting is killing you

    Gautam
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    That office chair, couch, cushion or bean bag isn’t the real culprit. It’s your lazy habit of parking yourself in a spot that is silently ringing the death knell for you. It’s tough to avoid sitting if you work in an office environment (unless you have a standing desk like some new-age workplaces abroad). On your day off, you tend to laze around the house or, worse, be a smug couch potato, chomping on fast food in front of the television as an excuse for leisure. A recent study found that people who sat for more than 11 hours a day had a 40% higher chance of dying within…
  • Drink your way to great skin

    Alka Anand Singh
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    - While carrots are good for the eyes, carrot juice is said to be great for your skin because it contains vitamin A, known to avert the occurrence of acne, pimples, spots caused by sun damage and wrinkles. – Packed with antioxidants, apple juice is said to make sure your skin doesn’t age prematurely and protects skin tissue from getting damaged. – Orange juice is excellent for glowing skin and giving you an even toned complexion. – An enzyme called papain found in papaya juice is said to keep skin healthy from within by curing different types of skin problems. –…
  • Super benefits of ginger you did not know

    Gautam
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Ginger is one condiment which not just spices up your food and gives it the punch; it also comes with a lot of health and beauty benefits. Here are some of them – Bite into a small piece of ginger before a meal and it will help increase your appetite. Ginger can get your digestive juices working. Ginger absorbs essential nutrients in the body. If you are feeling nauseous, chew on to some ginger, preferably with a splash of honey. Bogged down with stomach cramps? Chew on to some ginger for relief. Suffering from pain in joints? Bite into ginger and feel the relief. Ginger tea is great…
  • Simple exercises to reduce eye strain

    Gautam
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Do you find yourself squinting your eyes and rubbing them in irritation often? Owing to the exposure of the computer screens and mobile phones in our daily lives, a lot of people have started experiencing blurred vision, itchiness and headaches on a daily basis. Here are a few simple exercises to help rejuvenate and reduce the strain on your eyes. Palming Rub your hands together for about 10 to 15 minutes till they’re slightly warm, now place them upon your eyes. Don’t touch the eyeballs directly, instead just keep your hands lightly over your eyes. Repeated blinking Blinking…
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  • Putting Fit Back in The City

    18 Jun 2014 | 9:42 am
    I have to admit… it’s been a while since I have written here or worked out… Since May 18 to be exact when I ran the BK half. With the NYC marathon only 19.4 weeks away (yes I counted), it is time to step it up. Social media and blogging got me fit the last time around… hoping I can use the accountability, public nature and power in numbers to make it work again. Here goes nothing friends. 
  • You need this @infatuation May 2014 playlist in your life....

    7 May 2014 | 9:02 am
    You need this @infatuation May 2014 playlist in your life. Gracias to @schmooey for the monthly soundtracks.
 
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  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

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

    Joyce
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    ʻAhaʻāina O Kāʻanapali One of my favorite things in the whole world is Maui and her people. It’s the home of my heart. So nothing excites me more than seeing other people falling in love with this magical place and sharing in the experience. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the Ka’anapali Fresh event for the first time and hoped to come back for a second serving of this amazing combination of Hawaiian culture and the most blogged-about culinary destination. Many mahalos to Shelley Kekuna and Ka’anapali Beach Resort for inviting me back for Ka’anapali…
  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

    Joyce
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    My first use of the GoPro Hero3 in water. SUP downwinder on Maui with Chris Ozee and Mike Waltze. Thanks to Verizon, I received a new GoPro Hero3 camera for my trip home to Maui. Being a bit of an impatient tech person (aka hate reading directions) I anticipated some frustration ahead. I was SO wrong. Everytime I go home to Maui, I want to take photos in the water.  Since I spend much of my time on top of or submerged in the ocean while there, it makes sense to capture those moments to add to my forever memories. Oh How I Love You GoPro App Once I installed the GoPro App on my phone I was…
  • Share Your Message of Hope #VoicesHavePower #vzwbuzz

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

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

    Jenn
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Halloween is a favorite holiday for our family. We love creating new treats to share at neighborhood parties. This year, we created these adorable Snack Pack Pudding Halloween Party Treats. My daughter can’t wait to bring them to her friends house this year. They are sure to be a big hit. We headed to Walmart to get all the fixings we would need including Snack Pack pudding cups, cookies, apples, sprinkles, and baking cups. We came up with a few fun ideas to create Halloween characters like ghosts, pumpkins and little monsters (that was my son’s idea). I am also a big fan of…
  • Our Halloween Plan: Dinner Time Before CANDY Time

    Jenn
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Our Halloween Plan: Dinner Time Before CANDY Time #Treats4All When Halloween falls on a school day, as it does this year, it can be a challenge to get the kids to sit down for dinner before heading out for candy. “We’ll just eat candy for dinner!” they say. “Not on my watch,” I respond. “It’s dinner time BEFORE candy time!” I remind them. I can usually get them to sit still for a few minutes to have a quick dinner. I remind them that this meal will help them maintain their energy to get through our entire neighborhood. It requires a lot of…
  • Testing the Hottest Toys for the Holidays #ChosenByKids

    Jenn
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Testing the Hottest Toys for the Holidays #ChosenByKids It’s that time of year again. Time to make those holiday shopping lists. Do you know what your kids want? What if they could be toy testers and try some of this year’s hottest toys? On Saturdays through 12/13, select Walmart stores are hosting holiday toy testing events where your kids can get their hands on some of this season’s top toys. How cool is that? My daughter and I were excited to go check out one of these events for ourselves. At the Walmart we visited there were displays at either end of the store. On one…
  • Are Your Pipes Leaking? I’m “Poised” to Help!

    Jenn
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Bladder control issues are nothing to be ashamed of. Poise is here to help! Do your pipes leak from time to time? Not the house plumbing, but you “personal” plumbing. Get what I mean? Seriously though, nearly 1/3 of women deal with bladder control issues. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve had to deal with an overactive bladder and light bladder leakage myself. Luckily, it’s easy to get help. Here are my tips for dealing with those little leaks with a little help from the folks at Poise. Talk to your Doctor Some types of bladder leakage can be signs of trouble…
  • Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

    Jenn
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    It’s the time of year when kids are going to want a huge bag of candy. I certainly let my kids trick-or-treat, but I minimize the amount they are allowed to keep. They get to choose about 20 pieces to keep and we donate the rest to care packages for our US troops. I also try to focus on making healthier Halloween treats. Pinterest is a great place for inspiration. Since I’m not a big cook, I try to find ideas that don’t require a lot of work. The kids really enjoy helping to make these treats as well. Jack-o-Lantern Fruit Bowls Are these not the CUTEST?? Thanks to Frugal…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • What The Journey To Becoming Unbreakable Looks Like

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

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

    Kate Galliett
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    I have injured myself to the point of needing a wheelchair to get around. I also dealt with chronic sub-optimal health for much of my earlier life. Sick. Broken. Blah. Inevitably, these stories come up in my time spent with my clients. Most of my in-person folks stick around for years as clients so we both end up knowing almost every single gory detail about each others’ history, and that includes all the stories that make us ‘us’. Usually they ask with an incredulous tone, “you? you seem so healthy, it’s hard to imagine the person you’re telling me about.” I get it. It might be…
  • MED: The Goldilocks Of Training Dosage

    Kate Galliett
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    I straight-up don’t tolerate aches & pains that might be preventable. If there is even a smidge of ‘this might not have to be the way it is’, I’m in for exploring how to make that a reality. That might be a flaw in my character…perhaps just a bit of perfectionism that still resides in my body?…either way.     I feel that people should feel pretty damn good pretty much all of the damn time. I sent an email out to the folks who joined the wait list for The Unbreakable Body to get to know them better, and in that email I asked them how they feel their current…
  • The PPP Method: The Foundation Of Durable Athletes

    Kate Galliett
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    When I first began working with adventure and endurance athletes, a fairly sizable area of opportunity for these athletes struck me right off the bat, as I’d look over the training plans they’d been doing before meeting with me for the first time. For virtually all of the people coming to me for help, after they’d complete their big event, they’d go into a ‘rest period’ that turned into an After-Event Abyss (where fitness progress disappeared, not to be seen again). For a few weeks up to a few months after the big day, not much happened. ‘Time off to…
 
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  • The Dangerous Viper that Lurks Behind Ignoring Your No

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

    Sukie
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Over the years, I’ve spotted an interesting trend.  It’s a pattern I see showing up in people’s bodies, in their brains and it’s pervasive in our culture. At the core of this trend is an insidious, yet tiny, belief that keeps people struggling upstream like salmon in a ladder.  It sabotages efforts to lose weight and get healthy, to alleviate pain, and, ultimately to be happy. Shifting this belief from the false to the true is no bigger of a switch from believing that the sun rises and sets to understanding that we’re traveling around the sun on a giant…
  • Dreaming Big But Living Small? Stop Making Excuses and Start Making It Happen.

    Sukie
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    I used to think I couldn’t have it all.  At least, I couldn’t have it all right now. I hung my hat on someday, put my head down and worked hard.  I focused on the to-do list, on getting done the things I had to do before doing what I wanted to do. Hello nose, meet grindstone. The dreams, the wishes, the follies of youth were fanciful desires dashed on the rocks of reality. The excuses were plentiful. Not now.  I don’t have the money.  The time isn’t right.  People like me can’t do things like that.  I don’t know if I can. Truth is?  You don’t…
  • If you haven’t made it yet, it isn’t because you’re weak, stupid or incompetent.

    Sukie
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Everyone’s definition of “making it” is unique. One woman might delight in five star hotel suites while another basks in the glory of an isolated country lodge. For you, it might be the kind of relationship that lights up romantic comedies and leaves you with tears of happiness, or a career that doesn’t make you vomit at the very thought of showing up for work. Whatever your dreams, goals and aspirations, if you haven’t quite gotten there yet, it’s not your fault. There’s a lot of fluff going about in the personal development and psychology realms…
  • This is why you’re anxious and stressed out all the time

    Sukie
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    I’m always insatiably curious, especially when it comes to body-based transformation. A few years ago, my curiosity led me into a local yoga workshop to alleviate anxiety. I was interested in yoga’s take on a cultural epidemic. I was shocked to see how packed the class was. In fact, it was so overfull that I was only able to attend the first day. “Look around you,” the instructor told us, “and see how many of us are living this double life. Clearly, we have a problem.” And we do. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, about 18% of adults…
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  • Beer, Boobs, Guns and…Other Things Bros Like

    Skip Hill
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    When I write an article, I try not to refer to two things in the title—cardio and the scale. When I do, guys tend to ignore the article much like they ignore their wives when asked to stop by the store to pick up tampons. I’ll leave cardio out of this one but not the scale, and what I have to say pertains to the guys as much as it does to the ladies. It sounds cliché to say, and I hate clichés, so I won’t say that all scales should be thrown out. OK, I said it. The point is valid though, as scales get far too much attention by the gainers and the losers. Let me expound… The…
  • Peak Velocity and Olympic Lifts

    Bryan Mann
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It seems as if people don’t like when I make changes to my recommendations. I get emails saying, “Back in 2004, you said this. Now you say that.” Unfortunately, I’m never happy. I continue to question, challenge, and learn. I’ve heard it said that information in strength and conditioning more than doubles every 18 months. In the one month that I’ve spent working on this article, two new research publications have come out talking about velocity with training. Realizing that there was this great increase in information, I would be a moron if I didn’t learn more,…
  • Falling Short of Failure

    Alexander Cortes
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    Fail, fail, and fail some more… Since mid-July, I’ve been living and traveling in India with one of my personal training clients. This individual works in the Indian film industry (popularly known as Bollywood) and is considered a major star here. My client and I are good friends, and we’ve had some great conversations while on this trip. Recently, he and I shared a very poignant conversation on fear and it resulted in this article. “How far are you willing to fail at something?” Failure is one of those singular life experiences that most everyone tries to avoid but is…
  • Halloween Visit with the Guys and Ghouls of elitefts

    Team elitefts
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Monster Mash Team elitefts™ has an interesting and diverse cast of characters. Marshall Johnson, Hannah Johnson-Hill, Eric Maroscher and Mark Dugdale all stop by Justin Harris’ lab for a Monster Mash! Super Freak The members of Team elitefts™ enjoy being together both in and out of the gym. This year, Steve Goggins, David Allen, JL Holdsworth, Molly Edwards and Chase Karnes all dressed up for Trick-or-Treat. They probably should have gone to one of those kid-safe community events because you don’t know what kind of weird freaks you might run into while knocking on random front doors.
  • WATCH: Egg Cups as a Delicious Portable Protein

    Holly Joy McCabe
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Dieting sucks for two main reasons: 1) the large amount of time and effort required to prepare foods with specific macronutrients, and 2) the blandness of popular dieting foods. You can prepare chicken and rice hundreds of ways…but it’s still chicken and rice. Holly Joy McCabe’s Egg Cups recipe steps over both of these dieting problems. The prep time is short, the calories are clean, and the taste can be altered to keep the food exciting. Quick Tips for Perfect Egg Cups: Make sure to spray your muffin tin generously with cooking spray. After cooking, let the pan fully cool…
 
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Farmers Market Finds for October

    Pamela Hernandez
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Fall vegetables may be the ones I have the least experience with. Zucchini, berries, asparagus, sweet corn and peppers are easy to cook and add to various dishes. Beets, turnips and delicata squash are like a foreign language to me. Yet they looked so beautiful at the farmers market this month I just couldn’t say no. Ever since getting my Ninja I want to try juicing everything. When I saw the garnet red beets at the market I had a vision of a brilliant red post run smoothie. Sometimes the vision is better than the reality. I made a slight variation of this…
  • Quick Guide to Nutrition During Breast Cancer Treatment

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Breast cancer is a battle. Not only are you fighting the disease but also the effects of the treatment. During this time food can feel like the enemy too. Eating can feel like torture, trying to find foods that sound appetizing and that the body can tolerate. In reality, food should be your ally. Nutrition should be an important part of any treatment plan. It is time to think about food as medicine not just critically needed fuel. While every woman experiences different things during breast cancer treatment and recovery, there are some tips that can be beneficial to most who are undergoing…
  • Top Fitness Favorites Oct 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Unlike the rest of the world, fall is not my favorite season. I am not looking forward to shorter days, sweaters and falling leaves. Pumpkin spice ANYTHING is not making me happy this month. I don’t hate fall, it’s just not bringing me the same joy it seems to be sparking in everyone else. So if I’m not all about fall, then what am I enjoying this month? I have three things that are making me happier than any latte or fall festival ever could. Ninja Ultima Blender I am leading off my list with the thing that literally makes me squeal with delight right now – my Ninja Ultima Blender! I…
  • Advice on Supplement Warning Labels Ep 116

    Pamela Hernandez
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez gives a viewer some advice on supplement warning labels. In this video: Why warnings are there. Always talk to you doctor for each supplement. The post Advice on Supplement Warning Labels Ep 116 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Tired of Pumpkin Spice? Try my Apple Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe!

    Pamela Hernandez
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez I don’t get excited for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. For one, I am a tea drinker. Two, I eat pumpkin all year long. I eat pumpkin every morning in my Morning Mug Souffle and every night in my pumpkin pie oatmeal. What really excites me about fall is the apple harvest. When I found the first gala apples of the season at the Farmers Market I almost jumped for joy. While I eat apples all year long too, nothing tastes better than the first bite of a crisp sweet local apple in September. While everyone else is putting pumpkin or pumpkin spice in everything (pumpkin spice salad…
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    Davis Fitness Blog

  • Some workouts to try for beginners

    Bojan
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Coaching for a while, I was able to witness couple of obstacles that usually stop most people from seeing results with fitness. The thing about them all is that they are as common with beginners as they are with more experienced folks. Regardless the program they follow, most people stumble on couple of similar bumps […] The post Some workouts to try for beginners appeared first on Davis Fitness Blog.
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  • Conscious Box Fits Everyone’s Needs

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are 100% that of Living Smart Girl’s. Post might contain affiliate links, which help me to keep bringing great posts your way. Conscious Box Fits Everyone’s Needs  I am a huge lover of sampler boxes, mainly because I like to try new products and sometimes when one has to spend a ton of money on a product only to not like it, ones wallet can get skinnier and skinnier and the unused products can build up. (don’t look in my closet.. shhhh).  I have been one of these people, but now I just…
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
      FDA Disclaimer ~ *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Disclosure ~ This post is sponsored by Puritan’s Pride; opinions expressed are my own. Recipe credit goes to Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., of B Nutritious and author of The Sugar Detox, who works as a spokesperson for Puritan’s Pride. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with Puritan’s Pride #seasonalsmoothie  #PuritansPride Fall is in the air and with that you will see pumpkins here and pumpkins there.  …
  • Bestowed Box – Where Health Meets Delicious

    Sheila Thomas
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    bestowed  Box – Where Health Meets Delicious Bestowed has monthly box that costs between $17 and $20 per month. Shipping is free. Each month you get a box filled with 7-10 healthy snacks, drinks and items delivered to your home. A team of experts, including a nutritionist, choose every product that will be in the monthly box. Plus you can reorder the products you love the most from their online shop.   They are filled with lots of goodies, and fun to get and go thru and sample the products. I love to do product reviews of sample boxes, and especially like to do a video review.  I…
  • Earn Reward Points From CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert at Walmart #CrystalLightWM #MC

    Sheila Thomas
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for CRYSTAL LIGHT. I received a gift card to purchase CRYSTAL LIGHT products to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” Earn Reward Points From CRYSTAL LIGHT and Miranda Lambert at Walmart #CrystalLightWM #MC #RanFan #Sponsored   If you ask any of my friends who one of my favorite country singers is, they will tell you it’s Miranda Lambert.   And if you came out to see my band play, you would hear me sing one of my favorite Miranda songs, Kerosene.  I have loved…
  • Discover Things You See in an Image with Piccing

    Sheila Thomas
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Have you ever been looking at pictures online of things you like and see some jewelry, clothing, accessories, etc., that you love and you wonder, where did they get that.?  Well now you can find those exact items without spending hours searching the web for them by using a cool new app that is available called Piccing.  This app takes the guesswork out of finding those cool items.  You can even tell it what colors you are looking for, like for belts, purses, shoes, shirts, etc. Just think, you are scanning the internet and come across a picture of a model wearing a to die for outfit. …
 
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    BLOGGING ALL THINGS HEALTH & FITNESS

  • Trish’s Paleo Bar Lemon Cheesecake Pots

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

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

    Siubhan McKenzie
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    Hey guys, Here is a nice and simple quick snack for you all to try. Ingredients 1 Tbsp organic raw cacao powder 1 Tbsp peanut butter 1 Cup dried shredded coconut 1/2 Cup rolled oats 1 Tbsp raw honey 1/4 serving of Choc Whey Protein Directions Mix the ingredients together with a spatula until the mixture becomes a sticky dough. Break the dough into 8 equal portions and then roll into balls. Roll the balls in a little extra coconut and chill in the fridge. Enjoy!
  • Building Strength to Enhance Endurance Go the Distance With Resistance

    Luke Scott
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Whether it is used to maximise sporting prowess or to stay fit and active, endurance training is an excellent fitness option. However, it can also be damaging on our joints and various soft tissues including tendons, ligaments and muscles. For endurance athletes, those who compete in ultra long distance events with a view to pushing their physical capabilities to the limit, the risks are further magnified. From soft and connective tissue injuries such as muscle tears and ruptured tendons respectively, the repetitive strain placed on joints, and the massive, and prolonged impact our bones must…
  • Siubhan’s Super Green Smoothie Recipe

    Luke Scott
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Green Smoothie Recipe Ingredients 1 Banana 1/4 Avocado 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Mango 2 tbsp Maca Powder  1 tsp Organic/Raw Honey 1 handful of Spinach Ice Method Blend all ingredients together including ice in a good quality blender, blend until you get your desired texture. Recipe can be adjusted to taste. I find this smoothie is perfect for those who like a little bit of sweetness rather that just the bitter and earthy taste of a strict green smoothie. I have it in the morning either pre or post work out depending on the time. Why wouldn’t you give it a go  when it’s full of all of that…
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  • Lose Weight-Tone Abs With Electronic Muscle Stimulator? Can Body Fat Melt Away?

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    You have probably seen plenty of advertisements extolling how Electronic Abdominal Stimulators can melt your belly fat fast and quickly. Most of these advertisements will also claim that their electronic abs stimulators can also flatten your tummy to reveal your six pack abs muscle. They even claim that by using electronic abs stimulators for X minutes is better that 300 sit ups or crunches, so you can say bye bye to diets and exercise forever. Too good to be true? On the other hand, you may also have come across many articles and messages from the health and fitness industry or from your…
  • Learn To Gain Weight And Build Muscle

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    If you want to increase muscle mass and gain weight, remember that in order to effectively bulk up, you will need to be persistent in your efforts. Increasing your caloric intake is an important part of gaining weight and building new muscle tissue. When you feed your body more food than it can burn, you gain weight. Weight training is also an important part of gaining weight and increasing your muscle mass. Weight training stimulates the muscles and promotes growth. The combination of weight training and proper diet is the best, most effective way to gain weight and increase muscle mass.
  • Legal Steroids – Another Alternative – Natural Body Building

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    For competitive body builders to build bigger muscles faster is a constant temptation but for the average non competitive body builder there is another natural option – natural body building. True it is a much slower process but the long term gains far outweigh the adverse affects that even legal steroids may have on your body over an extended period of time. Steroids are usually used for a short duration of say 6-8 weeks with a substantial period of time elapsing before starting on the next course of steroids. It is not recommended that anyone take steroids on a continuous basis. This…
  • Loose Fat & Gain Muscle Naturally

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    Almost every athlete, weekend warrior, or gym regular wants to build bigger muscles while losing body fat at the same time. This can be a challenging task because the “traditionalists” will tell you that one must sacrifice either definition or gains in muscle. While it’s easier to focus on one or the other there are a few tricks you can use that will have you on the right track in no time. First things first… The “Traditional Approach” To gain muscle a person has to consume more food, protein, carbs, fats, nutrients, and vitamins than they need to get bigger and less overall…
  • Lavender: The Natural Muscle Relaxant Superstar

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:36 am
    If there is a specific cause for muscle pain such as Arthritis or disc problems, there are also a number of specific remedies that can help deal with these ailments. But for pain relief, most people seek prescription pharmaceutical medication, which can have bad side effects and can even cause allergies, aside from the fact that it can be damaging to our bodies. If one is looking for a muscle pain relief but is worried about drug interactions and its adverse effects, then they may consider using natural muscle relaxants. For general muscle relaxation, a massage using two teaspoons of almond…
 
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    Ride, Run, Work Out | Fitness - Orlando Sentinel

  • Mount Dora's Tremain Street Greenway nearly done

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Tremain Street Greenway has turned the street in Mount Dora into a one-way northbound street from Fifth Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, with the other side turned into a two-way shared-use trail for bikes, pedestrians and others. The plan is to connect it to the forthcoming Wekiva Trail from Mount...
  • Veg out, eat healthfully at Central Florida Veg Fest

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Central Florida Veg Fest, which bills itself as the Largest Vegetarian Festival in the South, will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Orlando Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St. The annual festival promotes a plant-based lifestyle, with products and services from more than 150 vendors...
  • Seminole Cyclefest - the escorted ride

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:47 pm
    The dream ride of the year is less than two weeks away when deputies roll out of Fort Mellon Park in Sanford on Nov. 2 and escort riders for the 25-mile route and the 62-mile version of Seminole Cyclefest.  From Sanford, participants never have to put a foot on the pavement until they're...
  • Lake Scary 5K benefits cerebral palsy, disabilities

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Feel free to don your spookiest running apparel for the Lake Scary 5K Run/Walk for Cerebral Palsy, set for 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lake Mary Preparatory School, which is a sponsor. The race benefits children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in Central Florida. Adult...
  • Seminole Wekiva Trail extension work continues

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Clearing and grading continue on a 2-mile segment of the former Orange Belt Railway that will become part of a 3.5-mile extension of Seminole Wekiva Trail. A three-quarter-mile segment in Orange County was completed a few years ago along Maitland Boulevard from Bear Lake Road to Orange...
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  • Featured on the Diabetes Power Show!

    jillknapp
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    With Diabetes Month almost  here  my goal is to inspire and help people who have Type 2 diabetes and newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetics. LIFE can change. Educate yourself and learn what works for you to get your diabetes under control. Knowledge is Power! Below is my interview with the Diabetes Power Show!  Listen to the interview and hopefully you can take away one small thing that can help in your path to better health. Click here to listen to the interview!! 
  • Walktober ~ National Walking Month

    jillknapp
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    October is national Walking Month!!  October is National Walking Month — It’s a beautiful time of year.  The temperatures are cooling down and the colors are absolutely beautiful!!  Make the best of the month and walk all month long.  This awesome campaign is to get you up and get you moving.  Inspire others to do the same.  Make walking a priority this month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, physical activity such as walking can help: Reduce the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer and diabetes. Reduce blood…
  • Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday ~ Lose that Belly Fat

    jillknapp
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Giving up junk food and Sugar is the fastest way to get rid of the FAT around your stomach!! Here are more ideas!!    
  • Fast Food the unhealthy choice!

    jillknapp
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
     
  • Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

    jillknapp
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    In the past four decades, obesity rates in the United States have soared among all age groups.  This rise in obesity rates has affected our youth in alarming fashion. Childhood obesity has increased more than fourfold among those ages 6 to 11. One in 3 children in the United States is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for health problems that were once seen only in adults, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Whether your child is at risk of becoming overweight or currently at a healthy weight, you can take proactive measures to get or keep…
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  • Farmers Market Finds for October

    Pamela Hernandez
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Fall vegetables may be the ones I have the least experience with. Zucchini, berries, asparagus, sweet corn and peppers are easy to cook and add to various dishes. Beets, turnips and delicata squash are like a foreign language to me. Yet they looked so beautiful at the farmers market this month I just couldn’t say no. Ever since getting my Ninja I want to try juicing everything. When I saw the garnet red beets at the market I had a vision of a brilliant red post run smoothie. Sometimes the vision is better than the reality. I made a slight variation of this…
  • Quick Guide to Nutrition During Breast Cancer Treatment

    Pamela Hernandez
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Breast cancer is a battle. Not only are you fighting the disease but also the effects of the treatment. During this time food can feel like the enemy too. Eating can feel like torture, trying to find foods that sound appetizing and that the body can tolerate. In reality, food should be your ally. Nutrition should be an important part of any treatment plan. It is time to think about food as medicine not just critically needed fuel. While every woman experiences different things during breast cancer treatment and recovery, there are some tips that can be beneficial to most who are undergoing…
  • Top Fitness Favorites Oct 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Unlike the rest of the world, fall is not my favorite season. I am not looking forward to shorter days, sweaters and falling leaves. Pumpkin spice ANYTHING is not making me happy this month. I don’t hate fall, it’s just not bringing me the same joy it seems to be sparking in everyone else. So if I’m not all about fall, then what am I enjoying this month? I have three things that are making me happier than any latte or fall festival ever could. Ninja Ultima Blender I am leading off my list with the thing that literally makes me squeal with delight right now – my Ninja Ultima Blender! I…
  • Advice on Supplement Warning Labels Ep 116

    Pamela Hernandez
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez gives a viewer some advice on supplement warning labels. In this video: Why warnings are there. Always talk to you doctor for each supplement. The post Advice on Supplement Warning Labels Ep 116 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Tired of Pumpkin Spice? Try my Apple Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe!

    Pamela Hernandez
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez I don’t get excited for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. For one, I am a tea drinker. Two, I eat pumpkin all year long. I eat pumpkin every morning in my Morning Mug Souffle and every night in my pumpkin pie oatmeal. What really excites me about fall is the apple harvest. When I found the first gala apples of the season at the Farmers Market I almost jumped for joy. While I eat apples all year long too, nothing tastes better than the first bite of a crisp sweet local apple in September. While everyone else is putting pumpkin or pumpkin spice in everything (pumpkin spice salad…
 
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  • Snack Pack Pudding Halloween Party Treats

    Jenn
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Halloween is a favorite holiday for our family. We love creating new treats to share at neighborhood parties. This year, we created these adorable Snack Pack Pudding Halloween Party Treats. My daughter can’t wait to bring them to her friends house this year. They are sure to be a big hit. We headed to Walmart to get all the fixings we would need including Snack Pack pudding cups, cookies, apples, sprinkles, and baking cups. We came up with a few fun ideas to create Halloween characters like ghosts, pumpkins and little monsters (that was my son’s idea). I am also a big fan of…
  • Our Halloween Plan: Dinner Time Before CANDY Time

    Jenn
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Our Halloween Plan: Dinner Time Before CANDY Time #Treats4All When Halloween falls on a school day, as it does this year, it can be a challenge to get the kids to sit down for dinner before heading out for candy. “We’ll just eat candy for dinner!” they say. “Not on my watch,” I respond. “It’s dinner time BEFORE candy time!” I remind them. I can usually get them to sit still for a few minutes to have a quick dinner. I remind them that this meal will help them maintain their energy to get through our entire neighborhood. It requires a lot of…
  • Testing the Hottest Toys for the Holidays #ChosenByKids

    Jenn
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Testing the Hottest Toys for the Holidays #ChosenByKids It’s that time of year again. Time to make those holiday shopping lists. Do you know what your kids want? What if they could be toy testers and try some of this year’s hottest toys? On Saturdays through 12/13, select Walmart stores are hosting holiday toy testing events where your kids can get their hands on some of this season’s top toys. How cool is that? My daughter and I were excited to go check out one of these events for ourselves. At the Walmart we visited there were displays at either end of the store. On one…
  • Are Your Pipes Leaking? I’m “Poised” to Help!

    Jenn
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Bladder control issues are nothing to be ashamed of. Poise is here to help! Do your pipes leak from time to time? Not the house plumbing, but you “personal” plumbing. Get what I mean? Seriously though, nearly 1/3 of women deal with bladder control issues. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve had to deal with an overactive bladder and light bladder leakage myself. Luckily, it’s easy to get help. Here are my tips for dealing with those little leaks with a little help from the folks at Poise. Talk to your Doctor Some types of bladder leakage can be signs of trouble…
  • Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

    Jenn
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    It’s the time of year when kids are going to want a huge bag of candy. I certainly let my kids trick-or-treat, but I minimize the amount they are allowed to keep. They get to choose about 20 pieces to keep and we donate the rest to care packages for our US troops. I also try to focus on making healthier Halloween treats. Pinterest is a great place for inspiration. Since I’m not a big cook, I try to find ideas that don’t require a lot of work. The kids really enjoy helping to make these treats as well. Jack-o-Lantern Fruit Bowls Are these not the CUTEST?? Thanks to Frugal…
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  • Dr. J’s Primer on How to Apologize: Compassion & Contrition

    CalorieLab
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    ((CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Don/Flickr Most people apologize right after denying that there is anything for them to apologize for, or right after having been caught lying about what they are apologizing for. This is not the way to do it. At its simplest form, an appropriate apology needs to contain two qualities: compassion and contrition. “I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but today’s column is poorly written and tedious to read. It probably just wasted a few minutes of your life!” That’s compassion. “You are a valued reader of my column, and I usually do my best…
  • The Day Dr. J Did Harm: An Anaphylactic Reaction

    CalorieLab
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Leon Brocard/Flickr The Hippocratic Oath, the original medical maxim, includes the promise “to do no harm.” Unfortunately, there was a day that I broke that promise. It started innoncently enough It all started innocently enough, A nineteen-year-old college student had come to me for an out-patient surgical procedure. Her medical history and physical exam revealed a history of asthma since early childhood, and she had exhibited mild skin reactions to multiple environmental allergens. She said, however, that she led a normal lifestyle, including involvement in many…
  • Calorie Finance 101: A Complete Syllabus

    CalorieLab
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) simpleinsomnia/Flickr Financial and fitness difficulties have a lot in common. I realized this one day at a friend’s home as she contemplated her next meal. Mentioning a few options, she finally said, “As much as I like certain things, I don’t think I’ll have them today, because I don’t want to spend my calories on that.” Now there was someone who must have received an A+ in Calorie Finance 101! Course description Calories are created and destroyed by how many you make available to your body and how you make use of them. If there is a surplus it…
  • BMI and Its Alternatives: Dr. J Reviews the Obesity Indices

    CalorieLab
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-ND 2.0) Helga Weber/Flickr A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) seems to favor the use of waist circumference to alert us to the probably obvious fact that we are fat and therefore unhealthy. Too much fat around the waist is associated with a significantly increased risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and death. However, before discussing that study, I though we should look at the current king of fat indices, the BMI, and the various other obesity index contenders. Body Mass Index: BMI The BMI, or body mass index, is the gold standard…
  • Too Much TV As a Kid May Lead to a Fatter and Less Healthy Adulthood

    CalorieLab
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) per0ni/Flickr Perhaps you have heard the Jesuit maxim, “Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man”: Our early formative years can determine our later lives. Now a recently published 32-year longitudinal study on television viewing habits has demonstrated the validity of a corollary of that old Jesuit maxim: “Show me the child when he is ten, and I will give you the man.” To do this, researchers used data from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) from the age 10 and age 42 year-old surveys. The BCS70 follows the lives of 17,248…
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    All Things Gym

  • Long De Cheng 226kg Squat (4x Bodyweight)

    Gregor
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:38 am
    Meanwhil in China … 56kg lifter Long De Cheng Squats 226kg which is 4x Bodyweight. Men squat to max more often than women in the Chinese system because they have more power and less endurance. During the Ma Strength Weightlifting Camp, 56kg Long De Cheng adjusted his training and went for a max single in an evening session. More about Chinese Weightlifting: Larry’s Chinese WL Experience Long De Cheng 226kg Squat (4x Bodyweight) is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Mariya Grabovetskaya 141kg Snatch + 161kg Clean & Jerk 2014 Asian Games

    Gregor
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    From the 2014 Asian Games … Mariya Grabovetskaya from Kazakhstan is one of the few women who can snatch 140+kg. During the +75kg session she basically “powered” all her lifts. 141kg Snatch + 161 Clean & Jerk at 117.33kg Bodyweight. Certainly one of the heaviest Power Snatches by a woman. Post by All Things Gym. Mariya Grabovetskaya 141kg Snatch + 161kg Clean & Jerk 2014 Asian Games is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Lydia Valentin Perez 130kg Block Snatch + 160kg Block Clean

    Gregor
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Meanwhile in Spain … Lydia Valentin (75kg) had a good Monday session. She gets a 130kg Snatch off Blocks … and a 160kg Clean of Blocks. Thanks to Alejandro for uploading the videos. More Lydia: Lydia’s Day in a Life Her 170kg Squat x3 Lydia Valentin Perez 130kg Block Snatch + 160kg Block Clean is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Weightlifting Efficiency Matrix

    Gregor
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    This thing is based on the previously mentioned calculator from the Queensland weightlifting Association. Download: xlsx or open in Google Sheets (File – Make a Copy) Chose your weight class from the drop down.Type in your actual numbers in the green column, it will tell you what you’re supposed to be at, and at what % of the ideal you’re currently at. It will also tell you what % of the WR your lifts are (which is depressing). Thanks to Tony from the wlforums.com for sending this in. Weightlifting Efficiency Matrix is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Kianoush Rostami 215kg Clean & Jerk

    Gregor
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Meanwhile in Iran … After he missed 212kg twice at the Asian Games, Kianoush Rostami (85) is back to work. 215kg Clean & Jerk. Not a video PR though. Watch his 220kg here. Loading View on Instagram … and 210kg from 2 days ago. Loading View on Instagram Kianoush Rostami 215kg Clean & Jerk is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
 
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  • Quick Tip : Finding a Personal Trainer

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:06 am
    It's about more than the money.When it comes to getting a fitness professional who's going to help you clarify and reach your goals, finding one is half the battle. Offering a couple of suggestions in that area is Total Transformation's John Kaiser, who's had more than a little experience himself. Nice one. Over to John. From the article Eliminating the Lug Nuts: How to Find a Good Trainer, a few thoughts : Get the Digits. Step one, ask your trainer for references that you can contact. Step two, contact those references. It is amazing how many people miss step two--apparently asking for…
  • Ready to Run - Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    Ready to Run.Looks fantastic. Last week we looked at my own collection of fitness-related books (and cheers for all of the suggested ones to add - much appreciated); in particular Kelly Starrett's Becoming a Supple Leopard. Great read. Kelly's new work - Ready to Run - Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally - comes out tomorrow, and sounds equally comprehensive. To give you an overall idea of the content covered in the book, and Kelly's thinking in general, check out his latest appearance on the Bulletproof Video podcast : Ready to Run - Unlocking Your Potential to Run Naturally.
  • Gymchat 260 - How to Use DROP SETS for More Gains (Bill Piche)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Bill Piche.What exactly are drop sets, and how can you use them most effectively? This week we'll be taking a deep dive into the wonderful world of Drop Sets; exploring answers to the questions above and a whole lot more. Helping us get a handle on this particular technique is Powerlifter Bill Piche, together with Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We love hearing from as many people as possible. Join Bill and Josh on the Hangout, or fire in your questions via the Q&A. Full details below. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion,…
  • Handstand Human Flag Hybrid

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    Looking for a challenge? Good stuff Al. 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 : Oct 19, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:45 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. Energy-Harvesting Flooring : Remember the 'sustainable gym'? Add some energy-harvesting flooring to the mix. The Mirium in Action : We talked a little about the Mirium (for early cancer detection) last week. Here it is in action. The Restorative Powers of Sleep : Very interesting talk on the restorative powers of sleep; particularly for the brain. Over to Jeff Iliff. 'Hearables' : It's safe to say that there's an…
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    Four Hour Body Couple

  • How diet soda expands your waistline

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

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

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

    Luke Starbuck
    28 Sep 2013 | 6:48 am
    Trying to find an awesome slow carb breakfast to have most days? Maybe something different because the usual is getting boring? Get amazing recipes that you'll love and wake up excited for what's in store!
  • Can you have lemon on 4HB?

    Luke Starbuck
    28 Aug 2013 | 6:47 am
    No fruit. No white carbs. No sugar. So, what about those citrus fruits? And what about that lemon juice on cheat day? Does that mean you can have lemon the rest of the week? Find out here.
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    Finding My Fitness

  • Planning Your Success To Be Fit

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

    jason
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Who else loves chili? Over on the Facebook group, I asked for some chili recipes. Then somehow folks on Twitter started posting them. I spied a photo by @willadam and asked if he’d be willing to share the recipe. As you can see, he obliged! Chili – the supermeal The Mrs. and I are trying to make a chili at least every couple weeks. It’s easy, packed with amazing nutrition, and when you make it yourself you know exactly what goes in it. There are so many varieties, I doubt we’ll run out of them soon. So here’s the recipe Will sent me. I’m certain…
  • How He Lost An Average of 2.21 Pounds Per Week For Over 7 Months

    jason
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is the first of what I hope to be many testimonials of success on the slow-carb diet. This is the story of Likwidtek, the moderator of the 4hourbodyslowcarb subreddit. My wife and I attempted slow carb a few years ago. I lost 28 pounds in about 3 months and then we just stopped. I was nowhere near what my goal was but we just kept cheating and over time we stopped weighing ourselves. Dealing with a failed first attempt Cheat day turned into cheat weekend, turned into cheating all the time and before you know it, we gave up. Slowly over the next few years the weight slowly started to pile…
  • How To Keep Healthy When Travelling

    jason
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    As I apologize for the recent silence, I should explain that my family was travelling to Paraguay to visit my wife’s family.  Staying healthy while travelling is a challenge, I can attest.  This guest post by Natalie Athanasiadis addresses that quite well. While you might have a meticulous diet and fitness plan at home, when you’re travelling, it’s a different story. When you’re on the road, your usual routines get thrown off and you do things you normally wouldn’t do at home where you have a regular 9 to 5 schedule and must make nutrition decisions that can impact your…
  • How to Avoid Having Loose Skin After Losing Weight

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

    michael
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Increasing The Calories Burned When Walking Walking isn’t considered by many to be a great cardio exercise because the calories burned walking is often less than other exercise routines. For example, cardio exercises like running and cycling, can have you burning anywhere from 3 to 4 times more then the calories you burn from just walking. However, if you want to increase the calories burned walking, there are some techniques you can include to get more out of it. This post gives you 5 ideas on how you can increase the calories burned by walking for even better results.I have also…
  • Understanding The Different Types Of Dietary Fats

    michael
    5 Oct 2014 | 6:49 pm
     The Different Types Of Dietary Fats When people are looking to lead a healthier lifestyle, they often believe that all dietary fats are bad for them. However, the truth of the matter is besides trans fats, dietary fats should be eaten regularly for good health. In this post I hope to give you an overview and explain the different types of dietary fats. Saturated Fats The most vilified of the four dietary fats, saturated fats, is often associated with leading to heart disease, clogged arteries, and more. However, without saturated fats, your body will not function properly. Today’s…
  • Don’t Forget About The Health Benefits Of Walking

    michael
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Get Your Walk On Today! -In today’s high-tech, fast paced world, the newest equipment or fad gym maybe all the rage but when it comes down to it, walking, also has its place. Walking is a great form of fitness training as it is simple and easily accessible. Even though it may be simple, walking can be beneficial to people of all ages and all different fitness levels. This post discusses the many health benefits of walking. Benefit 1: Cardiovascular Fitness Boost Often overlooked, walking, can be a great tool to help improve your cardiovascular fitness. Walking consistently will have you…
  • 5 Great Arm Exercises Without Weights

    michael
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Bodyweight Exercises For The Arms -Strong, tone arms are something that is desired by so many. Having fit arms look great, make your clothes fit better and give a little boost to your self confidence. This post will be listing five great arm exercises without weights for you to include into your exercise routine. 1) Narrow Grip Chin Up The narrow grip chin up is a super bodyweight exercise for your arms as it can really target your biceps and also works your upper back. This exercise requires either a sturdy frame you can hang from or you can use a chin up bar. To do the narrow grip chin up,…
  • 5 Great Lower Body Bodyweight Exercises To Try

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

    Kim
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Now if my Mom were looking over my shoulder she would tell me that hate is a strong word. Well I really do. When I was competing I would do 60 minutes of cardio. It would mentally kill me. I would hope on different machines every 10 minutes, I’d watch TV, listen to audio books, you name it I did it to make the time go by. Then I started to get smarter about my cardio. The goal of cardio is to get your heart rate up. Did I have to do it by slogging away on a piece of equipment no…. If you are someone who hates cardio like I do here are some alternatives that I have come up with.
  • Fitober Fest 2014

    Kim
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    It’s back!! Last year we took a healthy stroll through October and we are going to do it again. Join the 30 Day FitOber Fest Challenge to create healthy habits. The aim of this challenge is to inspire you to build healthy habits that can fit into YOURS and YOUR families lifestyle. It’s free to join and at the end of the 30 days my goal is that you have a healthy living plan you that will help you to lose weight, feel great and look fabulous.  Drawing on healthy topics and insights from various fitness sources you’ll have access to fitness tips, recipes, workouts and knowledge to…
  • Can You Get A Kick Ass Workout In 12 Min?

    Kim
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Yes, you can get a great workout in just 12 minutes a day? It’s call HITT (High Intensity Interval Training). It’s done, by alternating short bursts of high energy  with recovery time. Trust me done right, you get one killer workout. Studies have shown that these workouts are as effective as longer traditional workouts. To do the following 3 workouts you’ll need. (Yes, these can be done at home) interval timer or clock with second hand box for box jumps kettlebell sandbag, weighted vest, or dumbbells Warm Up. The warm up isn’t included in the 12 minute time frame, but…
  • What Are The 5 Things To Look For In A Protein Bar?

    Kim
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    There are so many bars out there. I hear from clients all the time, what are the best bars to eat.  That’s really a tough question because most bars are nutritionally unbalanced. They may have a huge amount of one nutrient and a little of others to really qualify as a “meal replacement”. They also tend to have artificial sweeteners, flavors and coloring. So yes, choosing a meal replacement bar can be overwhelming. Here's how to shift through the BS and find the best protein bar!Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Low-glycemic –  gives you a steady source of  energy…
  • Fabulous Fit Squad Book Review — Why Diets Are Failing Us

    Kim
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    At any given time there are 45 million American on a diet and Americans send $33 billion on weight loss products each each.  This book talks about it not being all willpower and calorie counting. This is book is filled with interesting statistics and facts. I’m a sucker for that kind of thing. Our bodies are constantly bombarded with toxins that our livers can’t process. These toxins stored in our fat are called obesogens and can interfere with the way our bodies process and use nutrients. Dr. Greenlaw talks about a nutritional cleansing system that helps you to get rid of the…
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  • 500 Rep Thigh Burn Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Today is your leg day… Or you just realized that your chicken legs don’t match your beefy upper body… Ha! Either way, you have come […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Get Rid of Cellulite with Exercise

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:17 am
    Adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, and gynoid lipodystrophy,  orange peel syndrome or cottage cheese skin all point to one dreaded skin change that […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Workout Routine: Monday Recharge 20-Minute Circuit Workout

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Recharge and ignite! Recharge and ignite! You got your recharge over the weekend, now it is time to blow up your workout routine! Beginning your […] 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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  • Life is a Game: A Major Epic Quest Update (Plus, a Request!)

    Steve
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    As kids we have all sorts of dreams and fantasies…defeating the dragon, visiting far off lands, going on grand adventures. As adults, we continue to dream, but more often than not, we never act. This was me, five and a half years ago when I started Nerd Fitness with the tagline “Level Up Your Life.” Having never traveled outside of North America, and being generally risk averse, a picky eater, and quite shy…I decided to turn life into a giant video game. I wanted to prove that any regular Joe Steve could improve their life by applying game mechanics to it and having…
  • Does it REALLY Matter?

    Steve
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    “I have a WHAT!?” “You probably have an ulcer. It’s like a small hole in your stomach.” “Yeah, but I’m 27. How the hell can I have an ulcer?!” It was 2012, the day before I was getting ready to move to Ecuador for a month.  I had just hired my first full-time team member for Nerd Fitness (Hi Staci!), and I got some news from my doctor after having stomach pains for the previous three weeks. Now, I know there’s no TRUE evidence that says stress causes ulcers, but all I could think of was how stressed I had been for the previous few…
  • Lessons Learned From Camp Nerd Fitness

    Steve
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    “Holy crap, did that actually just happen?” A few weeks ago I sat in my car, tears streaming down my face, as I reflected on what had transpired over the previous 72 hours. After two years of planning, months of late nights and early mornings, and more than a few “are we crazy for doing this?” thoughts…we had just completed our first ever Camp Nerd Fitness. Roughly 200 rebels came together in the mountains of Clayton, GA, for a weekend of community, education, inspiration, and late night dance parties.Oh and parkour, and kung fu, and yoga, and deadlifts.
  • If You Start, Go All the Way

    Steve
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    I want you to think back to the last time you truly threw yourself 100% into transforming your life (which is different than this transforming). If you’re like me, that might be difficult. You see, I don’t know what it is about us nerds, but we’re often afraid to try with all of our effort. We’re afraid of failing, that giving our all and not succeeding is a knock against who we are at our core. If we don’t put it all on the line, then “we” are protected. So, instead of going all in, of giving everything we’ve got…we kind of half-ass…
  • Strength Training 101: The Deadlift

    Staci
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    This is a post by NF Team Member Staci Ardison, who recently deadlifted 405 lbs at Camp Nerd Fitness. Deadlift day is my favorite day. And it’s Piglet’s too.  When my story came out in July of 2011, I said that I’m simply happier on days that I deadlift – and that holds true to this day.  There’s really nothing more satisfying than picking up a ton of weight off the floor and holding it in your hands. Jón Páll Sigmarsson, the Icelandic Strongman/Powerlifter once said (while deadlifting 1005 lbs), “There is no reason to be alive if you can’t do deadlift.” Now, that…
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  • Face and Hair Care with Aromatherapy

    Barbara Green
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Face Packs Face packs or masks are designed to balance skin secretions, to stimulate the circulation and lo moisturize and tighten the skin. Although they can be applied after ordinary cleansing, it is far better to apply them after an aromatic bath, facial steam or warm compress while the skin is still mo isl and […]
  • Aromatic Prescriptions and Procedures

    Barbara Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:13 am
    Mouthwashes If used regularly, the following mixture will help to strengthen the gums. It can also be used to treat mouth ulcers and gingivitis. Tincture of myrrh (as used in the recipe) can be obtained from herbal suppliers. It will, however, cause the blend to turn cloudy, but this will not affect its therapeutic properties. […]
  • Therapeutic Charts: Digestive Problems

    Barbara Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Constipation Description Delayed emptying of the bowels so that stools become hard and dry and difficult to pass. Severe cases often lead to paradoxical diarrhoea fluid faeces from the arge bowel being passed around the hardened mass of stool. Possible causes Lack of dietary fibre (especially fresh fruit and vegetables), inadequate fluid intake. sedentary lifestyle, […]
  • Aromatherapy And The Digestive System

    Barbara Green
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:54 am
    In the average size man, the digestive system is an amazing thirty-six feet long, beginning with the mouth and ending with the rectum. The purpose of digestion is to break down insoluble pieces of food into soluble molecules, thus enabling vital nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Even though the digestive system works as […]
  • Scents Of Mystery And Imagination

    Barbara Green
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    Have you ever smelled a fragrance whose distantly familiar resonance elicited the frustrated response, ‘It reminds me of something, but I can’t think what’, or tried to find the exact word or phrase to describe a certain scent whose essential nature was on the very tip of your tongue, yet remained unsayable? At such moments, […]
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  • How Amateur Boxing Matches are REALLY Made

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

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

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    We were on the upper NC section of the Blue Ridge Parkway this year, which has more open, rolling pastureland than you see in the “High Country” lower down. The park’s boundaries are narrower in this section — sometimes only a half-mile wide — so in addition to enjoying some grassland “hobbit hikes” along with our mountain-climbing and waterfalls, we also brushed up against more farms, homes, and… well, cows… this year. (We called them wild cows, or cow-bears, in order to feel more daring and adventurous.) The photo above is the view just…
  • How to Work Against the Ropes

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    At most boxing gyms you’ll hear coaches tell you to stay off the ropes and control the center of the ring during your rounds. And that’s sound advice. But there’s also some good things to be said about being the kind of fighter who can perform well against the ropes, and even win a fight using rope skills. Here’s what I mean. When you’re new in the ring, you tend to fight your rounds with your back to the ropes because your opponent is controlling the motion and running things from the center. You go where your opponent sends you — toward the edges of the…
  • Two Things You Want in a Sparring Partner

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    18 Feb 2014 | 1:36 pm
    The transition from the floor of the gym to the boxing ring can be a bitch. When you’re new, you can barely tell a jab from a cross; the prospect of live sparring feels like being dropped into a pit with Jabba the Hutt’s Rancor (pictured above, nomming someone’s arm). So how the hell do you know what to ask for or expect in a sparring partner? Well, you ask someone who’s been doing it a while. I’ll tell you my experience with it, and then you can ask someone else. Find your tribe and they’ll help you get through this. Okay, me first. I won’t lie to…
 
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  • The Easy Way To Getting Your Macros Right

    evilcyber
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Forget the complicated rules about macronnutrients you are supposed to follow for maximum muscles gains.
  • Complete Home Ab Workout

    evilcyber
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:23 am
    3 exercises you can do at home with minimum equipment that train all your ab muscles: straight and oblique abs and the rest of the core!
  • Are Crash Diets As Good As Slow Diets?

    evilcyber
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    A new study says crash diets are as effective and successful as slow dieting, but there are a number of open questions about the results.
  • Cashing In On Ebola

    evilcyber
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Supplements supposed to cure Ebola are the latest example of panic, hysteria and greed having a party reason is not invited to.
  • Counting The Bar: Yes Or No?

    evilcyber
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    There's a very good psychological reason why you should count the weight of the bar when lifting!
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  • How Much Exercise is Required to Burn off This?

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

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

    Chad
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    There has been an increase in the popularity of almond milk. Those who follow a paleo diet will generally use it as well at the other end of the spectrum, the vegetarian and vegans. It is a source of plant based protein that is an alternative to soy milk. It can also be an source of protein for those who are intolerant of lactose from cow’s milk What is almond milk? The name can sound a bit deceiving. Who knew almonds can be milked?  It is actually ground almonds that are ground and mixed with water and then strained to remove the skins and sediments. It may seem to be new on the…
  • Shoulder Exercises with Weights on Fitness Boot Camp Holidays

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

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

    Stephy
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    I regularly read the musings of an entrepreneur, writer James Altucher. He seems to have a really good perspective and gives good advice.  Here’s a short excerpt from the Post by James Altucher. How do you prepare for a good death? I think we live in four dimensions at the same time. The physical world, where we can get stabbed in the heart and bleed. The emotional world, where we can get stabbed in the heart and cry. The mental world, where we can get stabbed in the head and get demented. And the spiritual world where we get stuck living in the past, filled with regret and anxiety.
  • RIP To A True Artist: Oscar De La Renta

    Stephy
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    One of the things I loved to do when I was growing up was to watch fashion shows on TV during my weekends. I can’t remember the name of the show, but it was essentially a show of the latest runway fashions and a look at the designers. One of my all time favorite designers was Oscar De La Renta. You could tell he adored a woman’s shape and his dresses were the prettiest things I had ever seen.  I haven’t thought about fashion in a very long time – but I have been trying to take a good, hard look at things that make me happy. I loved watching the artistic creations…
  • Do you Plank? 

    Stephy
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    If you workout a good amount, then you no doubt have been properly introduced to the plank. For something so simple, it is a really powerful exercise that can: Improve Flexibility Activate the Core Muscles and Improves Posture Improve Your Mood Strengthen the Midsection, Upper and Lower Body Muscles However, some folks say it may  be the ‘best’ exercise for everyone: Reality Check: Are Planks Really the Best Core Exercise? “they don’t work the abs in the most advantageous way and have multiple drawbacks. To build muscle strength,” Planking, like any exercise, should…
  • Exercise Can Reduce the Risk of Osteoporosis

    Stephy
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    My company held a health and wellness fair yesterday and offered free 10 minute massages- a regular seated massage and also a shiatsu. I opted for both because a free massage is a good massage in my book. The regular seated massage didn’t do much for me- the women did not go hard enough for me to feel any benefit even after I asked her too. So while I am not going to complain about someone rubbing my back – it wasn’t the most fulfilling 10 mins of my life. But the shiatsu massage was amazing! I didn’t really know what a shiatsu massage was beforehand but I am sold on…
  • Building New Habits Takes Practice

    Stephy
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:58 pm
    A few friends have shared with me the news that two people at my previous job are leaving the company. These were not ‘friends’, heck you could even say, in some part, I believe my parting ways was due to the relationship I had with both of them. There are three sides to every story and I am sure they felt strong in the need to rid the team of my presence. Looking back – almost a year ago, officially, I realize that there was no way to patch up my history there and move forward. There was too much water under the bridge to allow me to sail smoothly on. I had to go in order…
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  • Adventures in France: Versailles and Paris

    Heather Blackmon
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s finally time for the last installment of our vacation in France! Two weeks is a wonderfully long time and it has taken over a month to share everything with you. After finishing our cycling tour of Bordeaux, we headed back up to Versailles to spend a few days exploring this area. You can catch up on all my France vacation recaps here Versailles We had never been to Versailles before, but Kirk found us a great deal using points at the Waldorf Astoria right outside the gates. The chateaux that is now the Waldorf is the same location the treaty of Versailles was signed! It was also…
  • 12 Healthy Apple Recipes

    Heather Blackmon
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Did you know that I have only created one recipe with apples? Another classic Fall flavor that I should enjoy more. The problem? I don’t actually like apples. That’s not exactly true. I like apple cider, apple juice, apple sauce, and baked apples. But I don’t like raw apples at all. They look fun, but I don’t like the flavor or the texture of a fresh apple. They look so fun and portable, but I just can’t do it! Disclaimer: Slideshow collection sponsored by Foodie via Mode Media. As always, all opinions are my own and I only share things that I would recommend to…
  • Help Build The Spiral Collective

    Heather Blackmon
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I love small businesses, especially when they are the idea and passion of one of my friends. When Kait (from Chickadee Says) shared her vision to create The Spiral Collective, I immediately wanted to help her make that possible! She is so passionate about this concept and I know it will be a benefit to the local community, as well as for those not in the Denver area. There’s an online component and you know I love online training concepts! I asked her to share her vision with you today in a interview-style format, so you can learn a bit more about the concept (and learn how to help). She…
  • Currently: October

    Heather Blackmon
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I intended to be sharing the next installment in our France vacation recap today, but I’m currently in San Francisco and my photos are waiting editing back home in Colorado. So instead, I thought it would be fun to share an update on normal life right now. Instead of answering questions, I thought I’d just walk through a few topics that come to mind. A little different, but let’s see how this goes. Travel I’m in San Francisco this week for work, attending a technology conference for my day job. I love visiting this city, because it is so diverse! There’s fantastic ethnic food, fresh…
  • 7 Pumpkin Recipes to Celebrate Fall

    Heather Blackmon
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Are you going through the pumpkin craze with me? It’s a flavor I actually enjoy occasionally throughout the year, but I go into pumpkin overload every Fall.  To celebrate this classic Fall flavor, I am rounding up seven of my favorite pumpkin recipes. Most of these recipes are healthy, many are vegan or gluten free, all are guaranteed to make you smile. Well, at least they all made me smile! With so many pumpkin options from breakfast to dessert, you could actually plan a full day of food with these recipes! Or spread them out throughout the month to celebrate the flavors a little each…
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  • Fitness Model : Chady Dunmore

    arswino76
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Chady Dunmore was raised in Miami Florida. She had fallen in love with sports and fitness since she was little. Even though she had a kidney disease since she was little, it did not discourage her to achieve her dream. When she was 8, she started practicing tae kwon do, and at 12 she got her black belt. After that, she turned to cheerleading and gymnastics, and at the age of 16 she became a professional model. She continued to be a model until she was at college. Becoming healthy and fit was her passion. After having a successful career as a model, Chady Dunmore decided to move to California…
  • Fitness Model : Taylor Matheny

    arswino76
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Taylor Matheny was previously a chef in Houston TX in a private training studio. Many of her clients were competitors and she had learned quickly how they did their strict and clean diet. She thought they were all crazy for doing what they did, though all bodybuilders and fitness models looked amazing. This was her inspiration to eat properly and trained hard. 2 years later, she became a pro and was enticed by fitness lifestyle and bodybuilding. She is currently doing her training at Zero Gravity Fitness in California with the best trainer Ryan Bentson. She is also a Nutritional Chef here and…
  • Fitness Model : Susana Spears

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

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

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

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Today, we are kicking off “Arc-tober” with this longer cardio workout that is sure to build speed and endurance. This is a great workout for anyone, as you are able to scale it to your ability level using the guidelines below. This workout is also especially effective for runners who want to do hill training and improve speed at the same time. WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS WORKOUT This workout takes about 40 minutes to complete, including both warmup and cooldown. Start by setting the Arc Trainer to Adaptive Power mode and choose a level between 2 and 6, depending on your experience and ability…
  • Machine Monday: VR3 Hip Adduction - Focusing on total leg strength

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Activities that use this muscle Hip adductor muscles are located in your inner thigh and stretch from your knee to the bottom of your pelvis. They are responsible for moving your leg inward toward the middle of your body and contribute to stabilizing our joints during any type of lateral movement. In sports, we use our hip adductors when kicking a soccer ball with the side of our foot, tackling a football player to the ground or riding a horse. They are also used in situations where we need to change direction while walking or running. Why you should care about exercising your hip adductors…
  • Workout Wednesday: Rev up your intensity with Tabata-style routine

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Today, we are highlighting an intermediate to advanced-level Arc Trainer workout that is sure to kick your fitness level up a notch. We will be doing a form of tabata, which is a great way to burn calories and improve your level of fitness quickly. What is a Tabata, you ask? It is a type of high intensity workout that involves 20 seconds of fast paced work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. You repeat this same pattern over and over throughout the duration of the workout. The workout can consist of many different types of movements. It could be a cardio-based workout like we are doing today, or…
  • Triceps Presses: Because biceps shouldn’t get all the credit

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Don't forget about your triceps - you use them more often than you may realize. They not only have functional importance, but also help to sculpt the arm. Activities that use triceps: The triceps muscle is primarily responsible for straightening the arm at the elbow and developing pushing force – both away from the body and overhead. For example, you use this muscle when getting out of a chair, placing a heavy item on the top shelf, raising a child over your head, playing tennis (especially when hitting a backhand), or pushing a door closed.  Why you should care about exercising your…
  • Endless Abilities: A documentary on adaptive sport

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Recently, a friend showed me this trailer for a documentary called Endless Abilities about a young man named Zack Bastian and his 3 friends, Harvey, Will and Tripp, who traveled the country to participate in adaptive sports with athletes overcoming disabilities. The impetus for this road trip was to meet Jesse Billauer, a quadriplegic surfer who pioneered adapting surfing equipment to accommodate disabilities like his.  Jesse was the person who motivated Zack to return to surfing after a dirt bike accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.  What was supposed to be a short…
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  • The Kettlebell Encyclopedia: 30 Of The Best Kettlebell Exercises {Gifs}

    TaylorR
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are times that I get in a workout rut. Feeling as if I use the same exercises over and over again. Oh, look… squats AGAIN. The truth is, that doing the same moves over and over again is one of the major reasons, if not the #1 reason, for a plateau. Not to mention boredom. A boring workout is a workout that doesn’t get 100% of my effort. I’m not sure about you, but give me a cookie cutter, boring workout and I’ll give it 50%. If that. So to help break through workout boredom, I thought it would be fun to dig through the archives at all of the kettlebell workouts I’ve done over…
  • 7 Allowed Excuses For Not Running A PR Race

    TaylorR
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Like always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Prepare for a picture-rific post! As you may have gathered from yesterday, I didn’t set a new PR (personal record) for the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon like I had hoped. To be honest, I knew going into it that it would be a long shot, after all, last year my fitness revolved around running. This year not so much. But even without the PR, I was pretty satisfied, no, I was very satisfied with my race outcome. Of course I have a few reasons why I didn’t accomplish my goal.
  • Marvelous Monday: I’m Back Baby!

    TaylorR
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Monday Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was filled with far too much. Too much of everything… food, wine, put-put, and running. And not enough sleep. It’s currently Sunday and we just got home from our weekend in Myrtle Beach where I ran the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon for the 3rd straight year. I’m dead tired and trying to get caught up on everything. I have so many great things to tell you about the race… the new shoes that got me to the finish line but really how a not so great race can sometimes still be just what you needed. I’ll…
  • Death By Kettlebells: SPOOKtacular Kettlebell Challenge

    TaylorR
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I adore this time of the year. After months of heat and humidity, the overcast skies of October are actually calming. It’s as if October knows we want, no, need a moment to rest and catch our breath. Almost forcing us to curl up on the couch with a good book or movie as our body acclimates to the changes. Speaking of books, I finished Unbroken last night. If you love nonfiction historical books then read this. It’s about, no, wait… I’m not going to tell you what it’s about. Just take my word that it’s amazing. I am normally a 10 page/night reader, yet I read this 400+ page book in…
  • The Ultimate Shake Lover’s Giveaway: Ninja Blender & Gnarly Supplement Basket

    TaylorR
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    I love getting gifts but I REALLY love giving. And today… Today, I am giving one of you a pretty sweet gift basket. Let’s just say it’s a few of my favorite things. A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was really enjoying a new to me protein… Gnarly. It’s been almost a month and I thought I would share a few things about this protein, and protein in general. Why use protein powder? I know many of my readers are already shake makers, but I also know several aren’t. I was talking to client last week (many who read LiftingRevolution) and I realized something pretty important… The…
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  • 101 Realistic Ways To Lose Weight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    1 Jun 2014 | 5:19 am
    This guest post was written by Michael Volkin, inventor of Weight Loss Stack 52 (currently undergoing crowdfunding), the most unique and fun way to lose weight. How to Know if Your Diet is Plotting to Kill You Is your diet actually bad for your body? It’s possible! Diets that restrict calories, and even some fad diets, can be harmful to your health in many ways. Don’t let the appeal of quick weight loss take trick you into harming your health. A starvation diet is where you don’t consume the required calories and nutrients your body needs on a day to day basis.The fad starvation diets…
  • Busted! 5 Weight Loss Myths that will Make You Cry

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    30 May 2014 | 5:01 pm
    This guest post was written by Michael Volkin, inventor of Weight Loss Stack 52 (currently undergoing crowdfunding), the most unique and fun way to lose weight. Busted! 5 Weight Loss Myths that will Make You Cry Are you tangled in the web of weight loss fads and endless contradicting information on the web? Hopefully you haven’t fallen victim to one of these fads, wasting money and time with the hopes to lose a few pounds, only to gain more back in return. I know, it’s frustrating and millions of people share your pain. Below I explain several myths that you might be doing right now to…
  • Looking at the Evolution of Workouts and Where We Ladies Fit In

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    1 May 2014 | 10:10 am
    I am around 50 years old and have been very out front about that fact. My fitness journey started late and as many of you know the key aspect of the success I have had deals mostly with the limiting consumption of processed carbohydrates, eating clean real food and NOT counting calories. This is a nutrition diet plan known commonly as paleo but it really represents a lot of universal principles working in concert to create a sustainable life’s plan.  I think the broadening application for different ways of eating is becoming more apparent in the adherence by both genders and people…
  • It Pays Off To Know About The Flu (I’ll Admit I Didn’t)

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Despite the very large and magnified name recognition surrounding the influenza bug or “the flu”, most people (myself definitely included) don’t know how to correctly identify it. The danger with the flu is either in not identifying it or even identifying it too late. If you think that the flu is just something people get, take some time off work and feel better automatically, think again. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the flu claims anywhere from a quarter million to a half million lives annually. Some more WHO facts: Seasonal influenza is an acute viral…
 
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  • Superstar Athlete HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
      Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. High knees w/ jump rope 2. Handstand push ups 3. Box jumps 4. Diamond push ups 5. Burpee lateral jumps 6. Mountain climbers Bonus: 10 Pistols / leg —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Superstar Athlete HIIT Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • How Many Calories Do 12 Minute Athlete Workouts Burn?

    Krista Stryker
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    I can’t tell you how many times a week I get asked how many calories the 12 Minute Athlete HIIT workouts burn. I always have a hard time responding, because the short answer is: I don’t know. Not because the calorie burn can’t be measured at all, but because there are so many different factors to consider when trying to figure out how many calories you’re burning. Things like: How much you weigh (the more you weigh, the more calories you’ll burn) Whether you’re male or female (men will burn more, but a lot of that is due to the fact that they’re just heavier) How hard…
  • Do Anywhere Jump Rope HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. High knees w/ jump rope 2. Reptile push ups 3. Burpees 4. Side lunges 5. Burpee lateral jumps 6. Plank jumps (front to back) Bonus: 20 Side plank crunches / side + 40 Elevated knee touches —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: High knees w/ jump rope: 95, 93, 94 Reptile push ups: 15, 14, 13 Burpees: 9, 9, 9 Side lunges: 23, 22, 23 Burpee lateral jumps: 6, 7,…
  • Bodyweight & Medicine Ball AMRAP Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Countdown timer Do as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes: 20 Air squats 40 Mountain climbers 10 Side lunges / per leg 3 Pistols / per leg 20 Medicine ball twists No medicine ball? Grab a dumbbell or something heavy, or do the twists without any weight at all. —————————————————— Leave your number of rounds in the comments below. My rounds for today’s workout: 4 + 2 pistols Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post…
  • 12-Minute High Intensity Plyo Workout

    Krista Stryker
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Box jumps 2. Pull ups 3. Step ups 4. Dive bomber push ups 5. Side lunges 6. Twisted hanging knee raises Bonus: 20 Plank get ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Box jumps: 25, 26, 22 Pull ups: 10, 9, 9 Step ups: 12, 12, 12 Dive bomber push ups: 7, 7, 7 Side lunges: 23, 24, 24 Twisted hanging knee raises: 15, 14, 15 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The…
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  • IAM LIMITLESS TV: HOW TO WORKOUT WITH A CRAZY SCHEDULE

    Justin
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:05 am
    NOTE: Give your best caption in the comments below for the picture above. To me it looks like I’m either about to curse you or am in deep thought. Oh it’s that time again (and the crowd goes wild). Another episode of LimitlessTV is coming atcha and I for one am super stoked about this weeks episode.  Do you struggling with finding time to exercise or prepare healthy meals because of your crazy schedule? Well you are not alone. I get a ton of emails about this every week and I once struggled with this as well. In today’s episode of IAM LimitlessTV you and I…
  • PART 2: HOW TO CREATE YOUR LIMITLESS LIFE… THE PATH TO THE GOOD LIFE

    Justin
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Below is an excerpt from my FREE GUIDE “How To Create Your Limitless Life (in 12 acts).” If you enjoy what you read here please consider signing up for the Limitess365 Newletters. If you already have the FREE GUIDE, consider this a personal request from me to you to revisit that guide and apply the concepts provided   It is my belief, and a belief backed by the research of others, that happiness is a universal currency. It is the true essence of life, and something I believe we are all in pursuit of. Everything that we do centers on the belief that those actions will create…
  • THINGS TO DO IN LIFE TO LIVE HAPPIER AND STRESS FREE

    Justin
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Take a real good hard look at the picture of my mug above. Doesn’t it look like I’m about to serenade you? Seriously, it looks like I’m about to go J-Bieber all on ya and hit some serious falsetto. I love that you all have been so active in emailing me and asking questions about how to develop a LimitlessHEALTH, LimitlessWEALTH, LimitlessRELATIONSHIPS, essentially just build a LimitlessLIFE for yourself and help the people you care most about to do the same. Every so often I get a few questions that are very similar and I’ve decided that instead of answering them…
  • Act 1: HOW TO CREATE YOUR LIMITLESS LIFE… AND SO IT BEGINS.

    Justin
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    Below is an excerpt from my FREE GUIDE “How To Create Your Limitless Life (in 12 acts).” If you enjoy what you read here please consider signing up for the Limitess365 Newletters. If you already have the FREE GUIDE, consider this a personal request from me to you to revisit that guide and apply the concepts provided It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is…
  • 4 CHALLENGES YOU MAY FACE WHEN STARTING A PALEO DIET

    Justin
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Below is an excerpt from my FREE ebook “Paleo, So Easy a ______ Can Do It.” If you enjoy what you read here please consider signing up for the Limitess365 Newletters. If you already have the FREE ebook, consider stepping up your Paleo game by learning the healthy habits outlined in the Limitless365 Fitness Program: Health and Fitness For Busy People   Most people have been conditioned to eat a certain way for several years or even their entire lifetime. So, as with any type of change there will be a bit of challenge. However, a Paleo nutritional approach presents no…
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  • The Science Behind Hiit Training: Why It’s So Effective

    Cathe Friedrich
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    When you want a workout that’s relatively short, challenging and effective, what’s your best option?  HiiT training, of course. As you know, HiiT stands for high-intensity interval training. HiiT is the antithesis of monotonous, boring moderate-intensity exercise. It takes the intensity up a few notches to give you a workout that’s challenging and effective. HiiT training lets you perform at an intensity you wouldn’t normally be able to sustain for very long and then gives you time to recover so you can do it again. Try a HiiT session and you’ll quickly discover…
  • What Determines How Many Calories You Burn Exercising and Why You Shouldn’t Obsess Over It

    Cathe Friedrich
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
      Have you ever talked to someone who was all smiles because they’d burned “X” number of calories doing a workout? Unfortunately, if they worked out on a piece of exercise equipment at the gym like an elliptical machine or exercise bike, they probably burned fewer calories than what the readout said. Calorie counts on exercise machines aren’t always accurate. Despite the many health benefits of exercise, most people work out to burn calories and to improve body composition. Most studies show exercise works best in combination with dietary changes for significant…
  • Should You Change the Way You Exercise as You Age?

    Cathe Friedrich
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Staying physically active helps you stay healthy and functional as you grow older. Many of the changes commonly associated with aging can be slowed or even reversed with regular exercise. Body composition changes with age – body fat increases while muscle mass and bone density decrease. These changes are at least partially due to a lack of physical activity. These days a growing number of people are continuing to work out well after they reach retirement age. Hopefully, you’ll do the same. As you age, you may notice changes in your energy level and find you don’t recover as…
  • How Flexibility Changes with Age

    Cathe Friedrich
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Strength isn’t the only thing we lose with age; our muscles become less flexible too. Research shows flexibility declines by about 5% during each decade of life. How flexible are you? One way to measure flexibility, particularly hamstring and lower back flexibility, is the “sit and reach” test. You can even do this flexibility test at home. Test Your Flexibility at Home For the sit and reach test, you need a box about 12 inches in height, a meter stick and someone to help you. Place the meter stick so the 26-centimeter mark on the stick is even with the front edge of the box…
  • Could More Natural Light Improve Your Health?

    Cathe Friedrich
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    What kind of environment do you spend your time in during the day? Do you work in a cramped, dark office with little natural light or an office with a big window that lets the sun shine in? It could make a difference when it comes to your health.  Natural Light for Better Health A study carried out at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showed exposure to natural light during the day may be a factor when it comes to your mental and physical health. In this study, almost 50 employees filled out a health questionnaire asking about their quality of life,…
 
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  • Start Your Career As A Fitness Trainer

    Free Fly
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    All of us are well aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle today and so we are constantly looking out for ways in order to achieve this. Staying fit and active by working out is amongst the best methods to keep up with a good health. As a result, the health and fitness industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Therefore, a career in personal training can be a wonderful opportunity for you. Read on further to learn more.What Is A Fitness Trainer?A fitness trainer also called a fitness instructor is a professional who helps people to perform various exercises in a…
  • Mr. Olympia 2014 Results

    Free Fly
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    And the winners of Olympia 2014 are:  Men Professional 1. Phil Heath 2. Kai Greene 3. Shawn Rhoden4. Dennis Wolf5. Dexter Jackson 212 1. James Flex Lewis2. Eduardo Correa3. Jose Raymond 4. Baito Abbaspour5. Aaron Clark Physique 1. Jeremy Buendia2. Sadik Hadzovic 3. Jason Poston4. Matt Acton5. Steve Cook Women  Physique  1. Juliana Malacarne2. Dana Linn Bailey3. Tycie Coppett4. Karina Nascimento5. Sabrina Taylor Professional 1. Iris Kyle2. Alina Popa3. Debi Laszewski4. Alana Shipp5. Yaxeni Oriquen Figure  1. Nicole Wilkins2. Candice Keene3. Candice Lewis4. Ann…
  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Fitness Regime

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

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

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

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

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

    Logan Sheehan
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Stats Name: Valentin Mitev Age:22 Location: Bulgaria Height: 6’4 Weight: 220 Lbs Occupation: Personal Trainer & Fitness Model Achievements: I have many achievements throughout the years but the most important one is that I managed to build a fitness body without any steroids and forbidden supplements. I was and still am against that, thus for it was extremely hard for me to do it naturally considering my height. When did you get started with fitness? I started with fitness when I was 18 years old (2010). Right after I finished my last year in the sports academy, I stepped in a…
  • Training And Nutrition – Graduate Student Round Table Discussion

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for feeds.feedblitz.com. The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

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

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

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

  • From Self-Doubt to Self-Mastery… You Can Do It!

    Bob Choat
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:51 pm
    For many of us, doubting our abilities, skills and worth happens time and again.  I know, I’ve been there. Even though others around me thought that I was very good at what I did, I still had lingering doubts.  When I coached my top level executives and especially CEO’s, they had the same thing. More than a few doubted themselves so much that they believed they was a fraud. That’s one of the reasons they turned to me to help them get past that way of thinking. Years ago I read an excellent book by Ben Sweetland called “I CAN.”  In it he described the process…
  • Want to Burn Fat Fast? 5 Ways to Do It!

    Bob Choat
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Burning excess fat from one’s body has been an ongoing phenomena for many decades.  Yet, in more recent times, we’ve gotten fatter.  Sure, we have more programs, formulas and fitness centers than our ancestors did.  Commercials tout losing weight with this new method or this diet program.  What are the results?  We are getting fatter. There are probably a multitudes of reasons why this is happening.  From the changes in food sources to the lessening of physical movement are but a few reasons. Attitudes have changed.  The fatter person is seen as normal.  People make…
  • Want to Grow? Get Curious, Creative and Take Risks…

    Bob Choat
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    It’s been said that curiosity killed the cat. Well, it may have killed the cat, but it’s one of the primary reasons people have grown throughout history. The sense of wonder drives mankind. It put us on the moon and created computers. It led to the accidental discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus. It led us from the savannahs of Africa to spread to Asia and Europe. Yes, curiosity is very important and always will be. My own curiosity led me to learn and continue to learn from many people. Two years ago I started engaging in Parkour. This week I started learning…
  • Reaching the Top of Your Personal Mountain

    Bob Choat
    12 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    My friend, Rodrigo Araujo, is a mountain climber and motivational speaker.  In his prior life he was part of the French Foreign Legion and has fought as a heavyweight fighter.  He’s had some harrowing experiences when it comes to some of his climbs and many adventures that he has yet to tell me.  In all his climbs he’s prepared to the extreme for each one.  He’s faced many dangers and even nearly being killed.  Still, he’s learned from each climb.  He’s gotten better as he has improved his skills.  I know that he is really preparing for a future climb up…
  • Creating a Fitness Battle Plan

    Bob Choat
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    When I was in the Marines, we followed a fluid or natural plan of action.  This wasn’t some strict “by-the-book” way of thinking.  To the contrary, we were told that we could take a leadership position, when necessary.  Plans are a necessity in war and in life.  They give one a roadmap towards one’s goals/dreams.  It’s important that plans are adjustable and not based upon some theory. “According as circumstances are favorable, one should modify one’s plans.” ~Sun Tzu In fitness, having a plan will enable you to make adjustments as well. It…
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    HitchFit.com

  • 4 Secrets To Increasing Your Strength

    Heather Aguayo
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Here at Hitch Fit, we help individuals lose weight, eat right, gain muscle, and become happy, healthy individuals. Today we’re going to talk about four tips to increasing your physical strength. No matter what program you use, there are always ways to improve on them and make sure you’re pumping as much iron as you can or want to. Check them out below! 1.       Change Positions Either your hands or feet need to change it up once in awhile. By creating variations, you will work different areas of each muscle, and even different muscles. Get more definition, and increase your range of…
  • One Simple Phrase To Keep You Going

    Heather Aguayo
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    If You Start Something – Finish It This one matra can mean the difference between getting in shape, and getting your body to its healthiest, happiest place. It can mean the difference between eating less sugar, and eating a completely nutritious diet 24/7. If you aren’t going to finish what you’ve set out to do, there isn’t any reason to start in the first place! You’ll only find yourself disappointed, and just as far from your goals as before. Don’t settle for a consistent battle with your goals – get to that finish line! Follow the steps below to make sure you’re finishing…
  • Hitch Fit’s 6 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

    Heather Aguayo
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Just what is happiness, anyway?? To help you with that definition, here are some synonyms: pleasure, contentment, satisfaction, joy, cheerfulness, glee, delight, and well-being. These are all words we strive to achieve in our daily lives, and often fail at. At Hitch Fit, we look for ways to make these achievable, pairing fitness and nutrition with basic daily values. Check out the following list of 6 habits that supremely happy people maintain: Think About Yourself Less Than You Think About Others: Studies have shown that when you are consciously thinking about others, and how you can…
  • WBFF Diva Bikini Model & Hitch Fit Transformer Ellie, Gets in Amazing Shape and Places Top 5!

    Diana Chaloux
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Photo courtesy of JW Atherton aka “Coach A”      I love today’s transformation because this is a little lady near and dear to my heart! Ellie is one of our amazing Hitch Fit Transformation Trainers at Hitch Fit Gym, she spends her days helping her clients become the best possible versions of themselves and has changed a lot of lives! Even while aiding her clients with their personal fitness goals, she also has some goals she is pursuing herself. Ellie is a WBFF Diva Bikini Model, and as such consistently works on building muscle in her off season in order to…
  • Scientifically Proven – 5 Ways To Happiness!

    Heather Aguayo
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Hitch Fit strives to get you in shape, but only in pursuit of a happy, healthy life. Check out the list we’ve culminated of 10 scientifically-based routes to happiness: 7 Minutes: The New York Times offers a 7 minute workout suggestion as the only amount you need to avoid depressive tendencies. The study that led to this idea proved that with just 7 minutes of exercise daily, depression relapse rates were only at 9%, with relapse rates of those on medication at 38%! Stave off depression by adding just a little bit of Hitch Fit in your daily life. Whether your goal is a quick walk, or to…
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    JournalMenu: Workout Journals for Athletes: Latest News

  • I'm coming after you.

    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm coming after you.Know that.Today I am picking my weights and pushing my WODs so I can train next to you tomorrow.It may take weeks or months, but someday I will get there. #beastmode #fitfam #fit4life #fitspo #fitblr #fitness #weightlifting #liftheavy #crossfit #wod #workout #goals #success
  • ​Always make a total effort.

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Even when the odds are against you.Even when you feel weak or frustrated. Even when you have to scale down or when Rx'd seems easy.Get in the habit of 100% effort each and every time.No excuses, no bargaining with yourself, no reasoning why you should save it for tomorrow.Follow the programming and give it your all.#fitness #inspiration #liftheavy #trainsmarter #trainhard #wod #beastmode #getswole #runfast #weightlifting
  • Paleo Diet on the Go

    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Seriously, why is ordering at a restaurant such a big deal?!?#fitness #paleo #primal #diet #eathealthy #nutrition
  • Vertical CrossFit's Journals are In!

    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Vertical Crossfit has some new journals are in and they look great! #vertical4life #neongreenforthewin 
  • Inspire your fitness friends.

    14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A heavy load to bear.And it lies on your shoulders - to inspire those around you.To inspire them to lift heavier, run faster, eat better, live healthier.No matter where you are in your journey you can always inspire someone - whether they are ahead of you or behind you.You must overcome the delusion that the journey is just about you, your gains, your failures, your moments of glee.We are all in this together, we must all lift each other up and push each other forward.Like, comment and tag your #fitfam and #crossfit buddies!
 
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    Michael Wood Fitness

  • How Much Walking Do We Need and How Quickly Should We Progress?

    michael wood
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    One of the first goals, when you’re trying to become more active, should be to focus on the consistency of the new activity rather than increasing the duration of the activity. Most individuals, however, do just the opposite. As you become consistent you can then begin to increase the duration of walking or for that matter, any other activity. In terms of progressing, it will depend on the fitness level of the individual. Whether the individual is de-conditioned or a novice, they will need to determine a baseline with respect to the activity (in this case walking). Start by…
  • Goal Setting for the 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge Makes You Accountable

    michael wood
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    “A Goal Without a Plan is Just a Wish.”Antoine de Saint Exupéry (Writer, Poet, and Aviator) I was recently reading an article that stated the average length of time that Americans exercise is only 17 minutes. No matter if you’re exercising 17 minutes or much more than that, setting short or long-term goals will hold you accountable and probably keep you exercising longer; giving you more time to let exercise become a habit. This is one of the reasons for having various short-term goals during the month-long 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge. Figure 1. Michael Wood’s…
  • Checking in on the 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge

    michael wood
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Now that you’re on the fifth day of the 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge you may have some questions about the challenge itself so hopefully this post answers some of those questions. Do I need to really get 10,000 steps a day? That should be your goal. You may have to build up to that number depending on what level you were at when you started the challenge. I had about 10 straight days of getting 10,000 steps about a week before I started the challenge and that trend continued until this Saturday when I had to attend a wedding. Now that the streak is broken I’m focusing on still…
  • Start Preparing for the 10k Step Wellness Challenge

    michael wood
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    Lets face it, now that summer is over it can be more difficult for some of us to stay active. This 10K Step Wellness Challenge is the first step to keeping you active during the upcoming months especially as the seasons change. The challenge is as easy as 1-2-3. 1) Try to walk 10,000 steps a day for the month of October. There maybe days due to work commitments or travel that you won’t be able to do this. No problem, you can also have a secondary goal of 70,000+ cumulative steps over the course of each week during the month of October. You will need to use a pedometer. Read 7…
  • 5 Little Known Ways to Get a Leg Workout at Home

    michael wood
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    We have all been there at some point: snow blocking the roads, sick child at home that needs pampering, car is in the shop, or probably the most common, I just don’t have the time today. But you need to get to a gym to get a leg workout, right? What to do? One Legged Squat Exercise While less than ideal, I typically take these days as an opportunity to work not only major muscle groups, but also minor muscles that are often neglected during traditional exercises. As goes the old idiom, “a chain is only as strong as its weakest link,” so goes a body is only as strong as its weakest…
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    karolina.tv

  • Sauerkrautsuppe Schi

    Karolina
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hallo, einer eurer Rezeptwünsche war “Schi”, eine traditionelle russische Suppe. Heute teile ich das Rezept mit euch. Ich habe für euch ein Video gemacht, damit wirklich jeder von euch die Suppe nachkochen kann. Die Brühe, die Schi als Grundlage dient, könnt ihr als Grundlage für viele andere Suppen (Borsch, Linsensuppe, Klößchensuppe…) nehmen. Im Sommer esse ich eher weniger Suppen, weil es einfach zu warm ist. Aber im Herbst und vor allem Winter ist so eine heisse und kräftige Suppe einfach unschlagbar. Oder was meint ihr? Wahrscheinlich klingt Sauerkrautsuppe erst…
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    Karolina
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    Schi, eine traditionelle russische Suppe, mmhh lecker! Rezept folgt morgen.
  • Karolina Workout #88

    Karolina
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Ihr Lieben, jeder von uns hat Wünsche und Träume und das ist auch sehr wichtig. Aber tut ihr auch etwas dafür, dass diese Träume sich erfüllen? Ich möchte euch heute einfach ermutigen etwas zu wagen und es vor allem anzugehen etwas zu verändern. Wenn man etwas verändern will oder etwas anstrebt, dann muss man in der Regel etwas dafür tun. Man kann nicht immer weiter in seinem Trott leben und darauf warten, dass etwas von selbst passiert. Ich weiß, dass oft der Mut fehlt den ersten Schritt zu tun. Geht es uns nicht allen mal so?! Wir fürchten uns immer vor Veränderungen, aber nur…
  • Mal was zum Lachen…

    Karolina
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Mal was zum Lachen: heute Morgen habe ich eine Bluse eingepackt, die ich jetzt einige Wochen nicht mehr anhatte. Auf der Arbeit angekommen musste ich feststellen, dass meine Arme nicht mehr reinpassen! Die Ärmel haben eingeschnitten und es hat so wehgetan, dass ich da wieder raus musste Allerdings bin ich noch drin steckengeblieben und Hans musste mir raushelfen. Tja und dann war Hans so nett mir ein Hemd von sich zu geben Und wie ich dann ausgesehen habe, seht ihr im Bild. Das kommt davon wenn man so wild trainiert Eure Karolina
  • Rennradtour Oktober 2014

    Karolina
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:24 am
    So endlich ist es geschafft und der Post über unsere Rennradtour ist fertig. Unsere Tour sollte diesmal ca. 80km lang werden, geworden sind es 100km . Die Tour war ziemlich anstrengend, da wir vor allem am Anfang einen ziemlichen hohen Anstieg hatten. Der Schienerberg ist hier am Bodensee ziemlich bekannt und bei vielen Sportlern beliebt. Jeder der mich kennt weiß, dass ich Berge mit dem Rennrad hasse . Ich werde dann immer etwas aggressiv, aber Hans gibt nicht auf und fährt trotzdem tapfer weiter Berge mit mir (obwohl er dann alles abbekommt ). Es war anstrengend, aber oben angekommen,…
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    spotmebro.com

  • Jack Mook Is A Hardened Detective, Boxer, And Hero. You Won’t Believe What He Did For Two Kids.

    SMB Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    (Note: If you’re outside of the USA, you can use this mirror to see the video.) When these two kids stopped showing up for boxing lessons, their volunteer coach Jack Mook hit the streets to track them down like only an experienced detective could. What he found would change his life forever. He discovered that these two young kids were being abused and neglected in the foster system, and so Jack took matters into his own hands. He rescued them from that situation, but instead of just tossing them back into the system like often happens to far too many children, Jack opened his home…
  • Jeff Seid is Trying To Become The Next Zyzz

    SMB Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    Jeff Seid and the crew took a roadtrip to the 2014 Paradiso Festival. Some would even call it a pilgrimage to find out if he’s the true chosen one to follow in the footsteps of Zyzz. What do you think? Leave a comment! Paradiso is a huge festival that takes place at The Gorge in Quincy, Washington for one weekend each summer. This year’s lineup featured acts like Bassnectar, Flux Pavillion, BT, Infected Mushroom, Datsik, Zedd and dozens more. Dates and lineup for next year’s event haven’t been released yet, but keep an eye out if you want to attend the biggest EDM…
  • Cryogenic Chamber Therapy Has Some Serious Evidence That It Works Wonders For Recovery

    SMB Staff
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Used by a laundry list of elite athletes including everyone from professional bodybuilders to olympians, UFC fighters, and even entire NBA teams, cryogenic chamber therapy is building a reputation as one of the most effective new recovery therapies currently available to athletes. With its growth in popularity WBC (Whole Body Cryotherapy) is becoming more accessible to the general public as more and more clinicians are adding chambers to their practices to use as a more effective alternative to cold water immersion or ice packs. For bodybuilders? Quicker recovery means that you can lift…
  • She Took Huge Doses Of Steroids In The 90s, Here’s What She Looks Like Now

    SMB Staff
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    In 1993, Denise Rutkowski finished second place in Mrs. Olympia and everything has been downhill since then. The next year, she returned home to Texas to attend Bible College. By 1996, she was traveling the country to spread the gospel. Fast forward to 2012 when she was arrested for evading arrest after things had taken a turn for the worst. Here’s what happens when you mix massive doses of steroids with drug addiction and bipolar disorder. First, here’s the obligatory “before” picture. (Circa early 90s)  And here she is at the peak of her steroid usage. Mirin?
  • Man Attempts World Record 725lb. Unassisted Bench Press. Doesn’t Go Great

    SMB Staff
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Over the weekend, 20 year old Pro-Wrestler Angelo Samarripa attempted to break the world record for unassisted bench press of 725 pounds. This wasn’t at a sanctioned event so it wouldn’t put him in the record books, but it would definitely put him on the map. He trains twice a day, six days a week and also wrestles 4 days a week so there’s no denying this guy is a beast, regardless of the outcome from this attempt. Also, it got him a lot of publicity in local media and will definitely bring out some new fans when he wrestles, especially since he did this attempt in…
 
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    The Bootcamp Pilates Blog

  • Chocolate without the guilt? Surely not!

    Bootcamp Pilates
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    We've noticed lately that there's new chocolate on the block and unbelievably it's not as bad as your conventional chocolate bar i.e full of sugar, artificial flavourings and preservatives. The good stuff is full of antioxidants and even better...it tastes pretty delicious as well! Here's a selection of what we would be reaching for...Pulsin' Raw Choc Brownie It's a brownie bar, it's packed with almonds, raw cacao and raisins. Rawr Made with raw cacao, no artificial flavourings, enzymes and lots of other nutritious ingredients. Chocolift Made with coconut…
  • The facts behind... the Aubergine

    Bootcamp Pilates
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    The aubergine is in season right now so it should definitely feature on your shopping list!Aubergines are great to add texture and flavour to dishes and they are also a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals as well as being low in fat and calories. The high fibre and low fat content of aubergines makes them an ideal choice for anyone trying to manage their weight. The fibre will support your digestive system and keep you fuller for longer. Another benefit is that the aubergine is a good source of vitamins and minerals especially B1 and B6 which boost the immune system and…
  • To Run or Reform

    Bootcamp Pilates
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    So you've been working hard all summer, hitting your Pilates classes with avengance, bouyed on by the difference of that strength and flexibily that classes give you.  But what if you're also a runner? What then? Winter is coming, the warm evenings will soon become a distant memory and that run along the river is suddenly not so tempting. The Pilates studio is dry, warm and no need to wear running shoes. The sofa suddenly looks much more tempting than the pair of Asics sat in the hallway, laces still tied from you last run.  Surely that's what happens in winter, isn't it? Who…
  • Eat to beat the sniffles

    Bootcamp Pilates
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:58 am
    As the nights start to draw in and seasonal sniffles start to appear, take note of what you eat and make a conscious effort to eat healthy. Eating the right foods during the winter months can help keep the dreaded cold at bay. Here's our top tips: Try to drink herbal teas with extracts of Echinacea as this is a traditional herbal remedy used to stimulate your immune system and fend off germs. Remember to eat five or more fruit and vegetables a day. Fruit and veg are packed full of vitamins and minerals which can prevent illness. We've all heard about the benefit of vitamin…
  • Four reasons to stick with Pilates

    Bootcamp Pilates
    4 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Fad workouts come and go but Pilates continues to be a favourite amongst Hollywood stars and well-versed fitness fanatics. We've put together four reasons why you should stick with our classes...1. You become aware of your body When taking part in our classes you become more aware of your body both inside and outside of the studio. Especially in our beginner classes and throughout our normal classes, Pilates teaches you how to breathe and also how to stand correctly, both of which help you with other disciplines of exercise. Learning how to stand correctly is always useful for…
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    walksandwalking.com

  • 10 Simple Ways To Get A Major Health Boost From Walking

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

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

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

    David Knockton
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    Walks And Walking – Landguard Fort Felixstowe Walking Route This is a thoroughly enjoyable 4 mile walk from Felixstowe Beach to Landguard Fort and back through Landguard Nature Reserve. We recently enjoyed a short family holiday where we walked from the Felixstowe Beach caravan park to Landguard Fort via the Landguard Nature Reserve where we […] The post Walks And Walking – Landguard Fort Felixstowe Walking Route appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Pro Force Phantom Camo 250 Sleeping Bag

    David Knockton
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Walks And Walking – Pro Force Phantom Camo 250 Sleeping Bag The Highlander Pro-Force Camo 250 from Sleeping Bags Outlet is a 3 to 4 season sleeping bag for camping in colder conditions. It is very lightweight at 1.8kg including a 250g/m2 QXF3D hollow fibre polyester filling. It easily snapped on to my rucksack that […] The post Walks And Walking – Pro Force Phantom Camo 250 Sleeping Bag appeared first on .
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • 7 Reasons Why Kale Is Good For You

    Mark McManus
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    In this day and age, many “superfoods” are over-hyped…but kale really is great! I’d highly recommend you get more kale in your diet. Here’s 7 reasons why kale is good for you:     (1) Vitamin K One serving of kale will give you more than your daily need of vitamin K. Vitamin k is […]
  • Post-Workout Carbs – Crucial or Counter-Productive?

    Mark McManus
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Myth-busting time! It’s been probably about 7 years since I last dumped dextrose into my post-workout shake. Why? Adding carbohydrates to your PWO shake has no impact on fueling muscle growth and can only serve to add needless sugar and calories to your diet. To state my case very quickly  – PWO carbs: Do not […]
  • 10 Bodybuilding Supplements You Should Never Buy

    Mark McManus
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    Don’t get scammed. Don’t waste your money. I’ve been saying this for years: MOST bodybuilding supplements are garbage and don’t work! In contrast to my recent article on the best bodybuilding supplements, I’ve put together a list of the top 10 products that do not work and you should never buy. (1) Tribulus Terrestris Back in 2011, […]
  • This 1 Move Builds More Muscle In Every Set

    Mark McManus
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This post is deliberately short, but its value cannot be overstated. Implementing this advice will stimulate more muscle growth right from your very next workout – I guarantee it. When is a set over? In THT training, we go to positive failure i.e. the last rep where you can do the positive/lifting part with reasonably […]
  • How Much Protein is Needed to Build Muscle?

    Mark McManus
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    How to work out exactly how much protein you need to build muscle at optimal levels. Supercharge your results with this simple formula...
 
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    theaipaproject.com

  • Fixing The Knee Valgus to Lower Risk of Injury

    Danny Aipa
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    I have an athlete who before she came to me talked about how much she used to like running.  She knew she wanted to train with me but she wanted to prepare herself and decided she’d start running again. The next day she contacted me and asked when she could start.  Her knees, shins, knees, hips, IT band, and all were sore. So on her first day training with me I put her through a few assessments as I usual for all first meeting with athletes.  I already knew she was going to have bad ankle mobility, which I’ve covered before. But then I came across another red flag which was…
  • Fitness is Not a Game to Me: Improve Native Hawaiian Fitness and Health

    Danny Aipa
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    In Hawaii, Native Hawaiians lead in mortality rate caused by chronic health conditions compared with the total state: Heart Diseases: 68% higher Cancer: 34% higher Stroke: 20% higher Diabetes: 130% higher! Heart disease or Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) hits close to me because both sides of my family have a history in Heart disease which is the leading cause of death among Native Hawaiians.  Studies have shown that although CVD-related deaths have declined, the difference between Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians have increased. I’m not done yet…Obestity. Within the US, more than…
  • 3 Good Reasons to Get Strong…Enough Said

    Danny Aipa
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    You want to get faster? Look fit and lean? Do you want to lose some weight? Maybe you even want to jump higher or run longer. If any of these or all of them sound good to you then I have one thing to say to you GET STRONGER! or better yet, get KŪ STRONG! I don’t know where building strength started to become an afterthought for recreational lifters and a good amount of athletes.  It’s like this epidemic that is taking over the fitness world that getting strong is a waste of time and what’s the purpose of being able to lift a large amount of weight. Don’t get me…
  • 5 Alternatives for Olympic Lifts

    Danny Aipa
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    There’s something sexy about Olympic Lifts.  Every gym should have a platform or a space for them. I can’t stand going to 24 Hour Fitness because there are upper body weight systems covering the majority of the gym with a little corner spot for two squat racks that most gym-goers still use for upper body lifts. I got a questions from a former athlete asking what are good alternatives for olympic lifts, since the gym he goes to doesn’t allow them.  I see this question come up many times on some forums and articles where majority of people answer with – FIND A NEW…
  • How to Perfect the Kettlebell Swing

    Danny Aipa
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Kettlebells were first developed and used in Russia during the 1700s.  It’s an awkward shape and a piece of equipment that is essential to have in any gym. Especially in your home-gym. The center of mass extends beyond the hand which makes it great for ballistic and swinging movements. Kettlebells are great for building strength, increasing endurance, and helping with fat loss.  One of the most popular kettlebell exercises out there are kettlebell swings which when done properly are one the best fat-burning exercises. I have a 35lb kettlebell in my room that I pick up and toss around…
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  • Why Your Fitness Regime Might Not Be as Healthy as You Think

    Casey McIlvaine
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Although exercise and fitness regimens should be a part of every person’s life, the type of regimen and its intensity are highly specific to each person. Fitness experts are working hard to promote health while also making it clear that rest, recovery, and periodization (smartly modifying intensity based on goals, performance, and ability) are absolutely crucial to optimal performance. The trend towards ever higher intensity training (HIT) workouts is not inherently a bad thing, but neither is it an across-the-board good thing. Not everyone can benefit from HIT, and in fact for many it may…
  • The Benefits of Running Even 5 Minutes a Day

    Liz Bowen
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Researchers are increasingly finding supportive real world evidence that the duration of some forms of exercise have an outsized positive effect on our health. The most recent research derived from a large-scale study of exercise and mortality shows that running for as little as five minutes a day can have a significant impact on lowering the chances of a premature death. For the last several decades, health researchers have focused on the effects of moderate exercise and its impact on our health. More recently, the focus has shifted to the impact of vigorous exercise in shorter durations and…
  • How to Do a Towel Bicep Curl

    Casey McIlvaine
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Our friends at NPTI Ohio demonstrate a different way to do a bicep curl in this video. This towel bicep curl move is more interactive than just repeatedly lifting weights. Your partner can adjust how strongly he or she is holding the towels, which allows you to have a variety of resistance without having to switch your weights out. This move also provides your partner with some good strength work, as he or she attempts to add resistance to the towel. The post How to Do a Towel Bicep Curl appeared first on National Personal Training Institute.
  • Lack of Exercise Can Hurt You Mentally as Well as Physically

    Liz Bowen
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:16 pm
    We may think that we fully understand the implications of exercise on the health of our minds and bodies, but each day brings new discoveries that further drive home the point. A recent study has shown how the lack of adequate exercise can have adverse mental as well as physical effects. For many years, researchers believed that the brain could not be changed either positively or negatively after adolescence, but we now know that the brain can be reshaped to some degree either positively or negatively over the course of our lives. Among the most prominent drivers of this change happens to be…
  • Cystic Fybrosis Patient Overcomes Illness and Becomes Personal Trainer

    Casey McIlvaine
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    At the core of every person that endeavors to become a personal trainer is the desire to live a healthier life and to help others do the same. The average desire to lose weight and avoid chronic health conditions that can make life potentially shorter as well as unfulfilling can pale in comparison to the motivation of some. One such person is UK citizen Sophie Holmes, who defied her cystic fibrosis condition to become a personal trainer. As a genetic condition, cystic fibrosis causes the lungs and the digestive system to become clogged with mucus resulting in major lung damage and digestive…
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  • Finding Your Reason

    callie
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    By Guest Blogger Kimberly Brown, Manifest Yourself Health and wellness is something that is talked about nearly every day on social media outlets and one of the biggest questions is always about motivation. Motivation to start a journey. Motivation to find what works for you. Motivation to eat right. And, of course, the motivation to reach a particular end goal. Through all of my own experiences, and the experiences of the loved ones around me, I’ve noticed that achieving success in the health and wellness arena has a lot to do with your reasoning. Why do you want to embark upon this…
  • 15 Simple Ways to Get More Out of Every Day

    callie
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Have you ever felt like every day is the same? Slam the snooze button too many times. Skip breakfast. Work all day. Get home late. Eat anything that’s within reach, while watching too much television. Stay up too late. Sleep too little. We’ve all been there … doing the same thing over and over, wondering why nothing changes. It’s only a matter of time until our diet does us in, and slowly we add a few pounds. Our lack of sleep and exercise further compromises our health, causing energy levels to plummet. It’s as if we’re working against our own best intentions, making it more…
  • Friday Fives

    callie
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:20 am
    Getting started as a beginning runner? Interested in incorporating kettlebell training into your fitness routine? Craving a delicious and easy cookie recipe? Read up on our favorite posts from health and fitness bloggers this week: Kristin of Iowa Girl Eats put together this tasty recipe for a rice-based dish complete with sweet potatoes and kale. If it’s your goal to become a runner, Katy Widrick offered a few tips. The Girls Gone Strong team teaches the basics of a successful kettlebell training session. The Greatist explains why hitting the snooze button is bad for your sleep and health.
  • Fit Tip Thursday: 5 Best Butt Exercises

    callie
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
    When it comes to exercise, we often make things much more complicated than they need to be. Squat. Lunge. Step. Jump. These are a few of the simple components found in the most effective lower-body exercises. In fact, you can get a complete butt workout with almost no equipment whatsoever. These movements can be performed anytime and anywhere, and you can do an infinite number of variations of them as well. I realize that many people believe that they shouldn’t perform squats or lunges due to joint issues. The problem is that we perform these movements all the time in our daily activities.
  • It’s the Journey, Not the Destination: One Woman’s 150-Pound Journey

    callie
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Meet Dawn: Mother of three pitbulls, outdoor adventurer and machine manufacturer. Her personal fitness story is quite unique. However, the real story is not where she ended, but rather where she started. “It’s about being comfortable in your own skin,” she said. Dawn began her weight loss journey three years ago when her husband asked her to go on a cruise and she said no. “I wasn’t going on a cruise weighing 300 pounds,” she confessed. She struggled with weight loss her entire life and realized that she had to do something. But the problem wasn’t only finding the motivation,…
 
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  • 5 Changes To Make With Your Workouts As You Head Into Winter

    ShannonClark
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are someone who’s hoping to maintain a regular workout program into the coming winter months, it helps to have a game plan for success.   The workout you should be doing right now is going to be different than the workout you did over the summer because chances are good that your goals... [Keep reading]
  • Biggest Mistakes Made On A Mass Gain Diet Plan

    ShannonClark
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Looking to build up some lean muscle mass? If you are unlike most people who are frantically searching for a way to quickly burn up that excess body fat on their frame, you need to consider the opposite dietary approach in a sense.   While they are looking to lose body weight, you are looking... [Keep reading]
  • How Moderate Exercise Can Reduce the Breast Cancer Risk

    Corey Barnett
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women. It is also the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women in 140 of 184 countries worldwide. The good news is that with today’s technology and advances in the science and medical fields, breast cancer survival rates are up. There are almost 3 million breast cancer survivors in... [Keep reading]
  • Simple Energy Boosting Tips To Get Your Day Going

    ShannonClark
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Feeling the energy drain? If you often find yourself mid-morning or mid-afternoon, wishing that you could just place your head down on your desk and take a nap, it’s time to evaluate what you are doing that could be causing this energy drain.   Many people get into some bad habits throughout the day that... [Keep reading]
  • A Skeptics Analysis of Crossfit

    Corey Barnett
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Long before I ever did my first WOD (workout of the day), completed my first Fran (21-15-9 complex of thrusters and pullups) or even considered squatting below parallel, I was frequently being requested by my sister to come try this new thing called Crossfit. While I had initially thought of Crossfit as another fitness craze... [Keep reading]
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  • Cerebral Success SmartX Review

    Top10
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    USE COUPON CODE “TOP10SUPPS” AND GET 20% OFF INSTANTLY! USE COUPON CODE "TOP10SUPPS" AND GET 20% OFF INSTANTLY! Cerebral Success SmartX FAQ What Does Smart X Do? As seen on ABC’s Shark Tank, Smart X by Cerebral Success is a potent premium brain supplement that has been carefully formulated to provide you with unparalleled levels of focus, concentration, recall, and overall brain health – all without the unpleasant jitters associated with lower-quality stimulants. Caffeine-based energy pills and drinks have been increasingly popular over the last decade or so, and…
  • Jym Pre-Jym Pre-Workout Supplement Review

    Top10
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:45 pm
    JYM PRE JYM FAQ What Does JYM PRE JYM Do? Figure headed by Jim Stoppani, JYM PRE JYM is a potent and professionally formulated pre-workout supplement based around common concepts like cell volumization, enhanced energy production, and the activation of protein synthesis. It should be noted from the outset that this product contains a whopping 300mg of caffeine anhydrous per serving so if, like me, if you’re used to drinking a strong cup of coffee before training and you’d rather continue to do so then… Review Overview Taste Price Nutrition Quality 89 From Jim Stoppani Summary…
  • MuscleTech Phase 8 Review

    Top10
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    >> Ranked #2 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 >> Ranked #2 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 MuscleTech Phase 8 FAQ What Does MuscleTech Phase 8 Do? It is well known in sports and nutritional science that different foods, and in this context, different proteins digest at different speeds once we eat them MuscleTech Phase 8 has been formulated with this in mind, providing a variety of… Review Overview Taste Price Nutrition Quality 90 #2 Whey Protein Powder Summary : MuscleTech Phase 8 is #2 on our Top 10 Protein Powders List! User…
  • NOW Eve Review

    Top10
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    >> Ranked #2 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Women List for 2014 >> Ranked #2 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Women List for 2014 NOW Eve FAQ What Does NOW Eve Do? Anyone, male or female, who is training hard on a consistent basis and looking to optimize their performance and recovery, should be using a high-quality multivitamin. NOW Eve is just such a product that is sure to help you cover all of your… Review Overview Price Nutrition Quality 87 #2 Multivitamin for Women for 2014 Summary : NOW Eve is ranked as one of our best Multivitamins for women. Rated #2…
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Mass Review

    Top10
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    >> Ranked #3 in our Top 10 Weight Gainers List for 2014 >> Ranked #3 in our Top 10 Weight Gainers List for 2014 Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Mass FAQ What Does Arnold Series Iron Mass Do? High-quality weight gainer shakes are few and far between in this day and age of cutting shortcuts and compromising on ingredients. Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Mass stands out amongst the competition as one of the best and most… Review Overview Taste Price Nutrition Quality 91 #3 Weight Gainer of 2014 Summary : Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Mass stands out…
 
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  • The 2014 Gulf Coast Half Marathon

    Becky White
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The 2014 Gulf Coast Half Marathon promised to be bigger and better for its 5th year anniversary and it sure was. I started my week off with doing an interview with WGNO ABC 26 to talk about running the race in uniform and raising money for the Special Olympics. I was super nervous to be on TV especially since I was fighting a cold and felt terrible. Even with my raspy phlegm voice I managed to pull it off and get the word out. To see the interview go here: http://wgno.com/2014/10/16/mandeville-officer-to-run-half-marathon-in-uniform/ The race weekend festivities started off with the…
  • Run the Gulf Coast Half Marathon!

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

    Becky White
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Baton Rouge Zombie 5K 5K Friday October 3, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA Rabalias Run For Life 5K Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00am Baton Rouge, LA Kiwanis for Kids 5K Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00am Mandeville, LA Hammond Corporate Cup Run 4 Miles, 1 Mile Run/Walk Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00 AM Chappapeela Sports Park, Hammond, LA Running for Wings 5K 5K Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00am Columbia, MS Run For Your Life 4K Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00am Hattiesburg, MS Q50 Duathlon 3rd Edition 2 Mile Run/10 Mile Bike/2 Mile Run Off Road Saturday, October 4, 2014, 9:00 AM Bogue Chitto State Park,…
  • S.T.O.P.S 5K

    Becky White
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    The 1st annual St. Tammany Outreach for the Prevention of Suicide 5K was held at the Abita Springs Park in Abita Springs, LA. STOPS was founded as a private non-profit organization in 2001. The organization is comprised entirely of volunteers who provide community programs in an effort to lower the suicide rate in the parish. St. Tammany has one of the highest suicide rates in the state and is 18% above the state average. For more information about this organization visit their website at www.stops-la.com I woke up bright and early Saturday morning and welcomed the slightly cooler air. I was…
  • Injury Update

    Becky White
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The above picture is worth a thousand words and directly expresses how I have felt the past few weeks. It will be a month tomorrow since a random pooch decided to use my leg as a chew toy. This is my first real running injury even though it is not the traditional type. In the first few days my main concern was “losing” the half-marathon mileage I had worked so hard for all summer. I was also super jealous of everyone running in my neighborhood and my social media pals posting about their races. I was not even worried about the chunk of my leg missing and the nasty scar I will…
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  • Achoo! Is it a cold – or an allergy?

    NFPT Staff Writer
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The air can be filled with respiratory irritants, from man-made pollution to pollen and mold spores that lead to sneezing and wheezing year round. But colds can happen throughout the year, too. How can you tell the difference, and why does it matter? The Cleveland Clinic describes an allergy as “the body’s inappropriate and exaggerated response to a foreign substance.” For most allergy sufferers, that might seem to be the epitome of understatement. People can be allergic to a surprisingly broad range of irritants-airborne or otherwise-but one that comes up most often…
  • Exercise, Diet Keys to Better Overall Health as We Age, Study Suggests

    NFPT Staff Writer
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Becoming and staying physically active may significantly improve both musculoskeletal and overall health, and help offset or delay the effects of aging. According a recently published review of literature on the effects of exercise and diet on aging, much of the physical decline in the musculoskeletal system over time may be due more to a sedentary lifestyle than the process of aging itself. It’s a common and longstanding assumption that it is the actual aging process that causes an inevitable decline of the body’s ability to function. But increased rates of injuries such as sprains,…
  • How Obese is Your State?

    NFPT Staff Writer
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1995 began collecting data on adult obesity in all 50 states, the highest rate was 19%. In 2013, each state had an obesity rate of at least 20%. The CDC released a map showing obesity rates state by state.1 The map serves as a springboard to deliver a variety of obesity-related messages, and as a graphic, it paints a bleak picture of the phenomenon across the nation. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Conditions that are related to obesity include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes – some of the leading…
  • Restore the Core

    GuestAuthor
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    This information is from Chris Kelly’s eLearning continuing education course: Restore the Core: Integrated Core Training for Real World Function.  See the full course for additional core assessments with video, and several core exercises and progressions with videos. Click here for more information on these courses available on the NFPT website. Much like a weight belt, the abdominals tighten around the spine to provide support during exercise or daily tasks such as bending over and rotating. Contracting the abs in this fashion is known as an abdominal brace. While this reaction happens…
  • CrossFit to the Tough Mudder: Realities of Fitness Trends for Personal Trainers

    Charles DeFrancesco
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    There are a lot trends that come and go in the fitness world. And along with them come a varying amount of opinions on them. Make sure you have some trusted sources to formulate your own opinions from. CrossFit: Our concern of Crossfit, specifically, is that it is not safe in respect to many of its scientifically incorrect methods. The model is great for teamwork, positive environment and self fulfillment, but it needs a lot of work on safety protocols and purpose. It’s not for everyone, as is the claim. In fact, it’s not really fit for most people at all. For example, clean and jerks are…
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  • OSFM?

    Beverly
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    It’s 2014, folks, and very near 2015. Movies can be made entirely on the computer, a desktop printer can print a 3D object, robots are being used to clear up hazardous waste, and there are just so many leaps and bounds being made in technology. There are not flying cars yet, but you know what The post OSFM? appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • Today In F Words: Fat and Fandoms

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Confession: I’m a card-carrying member of several fandoms. Okay, so there aren’t actually cards to carry (that I know of), but I’m proud to be one of those possibly crazy people who loves something pop-culture related so much that we actually have names for ourselves. Are you a Superwholockian, a Whedonite, an Arrowhead, a Gleek, The post Today In F Words: Fat and Fandoms appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • To Start and To Finish

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    You might think that the most important part of doing a marathon is getting to the finish line. And while that action is what earns you a medal and bragging rights, the act of getting to the start line can be just as – or even more – momentous. A week ago Sunday I got to The post To Start and To Finish appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • Rocco’s View

    Jen
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    If you follow celebrity new and gossip, or read any online news site, you may have heard that Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell have lost some weight. In fact, you may have heard little else about them this week. Their show, The View, introduced two new hosts, garnered their best season premiere ratings in eight The post Rocco’s View appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • Dealing with Personal Hypocrisy

    Michelle
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    About five years ago, my partner and I were sitting in church next to a church elder who is a divinely-inspired intuitive. She looked over at us and gave my partner a bit of wisdom and then turned to me. She said, “your dream to become pregnant will come true. It will be easy to The post Dealing with Personal Hypocrisy appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
 
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    Foundation of Strength

  • 5 Surprising Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

    Tommy Pettijohn
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Before we get into the what and how of intermittent fasting it’s important to know why it’s worth the time and effort in the first place. If I just gave you the plan and said “Go!” chances are you’d follow it for a few days, not see dramatic results and then move no to something else. That’s why it’s always critical to start with an iron-clad “reason why” for taking action. While others have spoken at length about the physiological benefits of intermittent fasting, I’m going to keep things simple and high-level for now. We’ll focus on the “big wins” that IF provides…
  • The 3 Best Strength Training Exercises For Building Muscle Mass

    Tommy Pettijohn
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do you know the three most important exercises for building muscle mass? With these three simple movements, you can transform your body from scrawny to brawny in just a few months’ time. Add them into your current routine and you’ll start seeing results almost instantly. And without them your chances of adding any real muscle are slim to none. Here’s the deal… Sometimes the best solutions are right in front of your nose, so glaringly obvious that we have the tendency to disregard them, and instead we jump from one shiny object to the next in search for a better way to do something. In…
  • Carb Cycling 101: The Simple “Trick” To Minimize Fat Gain While Adding Muscle Mass

    Tommy Pettijohn
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Is it possible pack on pounds of muscle mass without gaining a layer of extra fat in the process? This is the “holy grail” of fitness that most guys are after. Spend a few minutes scanning the comments of any site or forum and you’ll see this topic come up time and time again.  Guys want to get bigger and add muscle mass but they’re scared to death of eating too much and gaining fat. So, is it possible? Can you really add big-time muscle to your frame without gaining fat in the process? Enter Carb Cycling Despite the fancy lingo, all carb cycling means is alternating your diet…
  • Strength Training 101: The Ultimate Guide to Strength Training for Beginners

    Tommy Pettijohn
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Do you want to get stronger? Build muscle? Lose your stubborn belly fat? Strength training will help you do all three. In this post I’m going to introduce you to the basic principles of strength training, show you how we build muscle and give you a powerful beginners strength training routine so you can get started immediately. Here we go… Why Strength Training? If there’s one thing improve your health, optimize your hormones, and boost your confidence in all areas of life… lifting heavy things is it. In my estimation, there’s not a single person who wouldn’t benefit from…
  • The Renegade Diet Review: How to Build Muscle & Lose Fat At The Same Time

    Tommy Pettijohn
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    I finally picked up a copy of Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Diet a couple weeks ago after spending way too long debating whether or not I really needed to learn about another diet or if the plan I was following was good enough. See, I’d been messing around with concepts like carb cycling, intermittent fasting and good old-fashioned clean eating for years and thought that I probably knew everything that the book had to offer. So I kept putting it off until I finally got so damn curious I jumped over to Jason’s site and bought a copy for myself. After devouring the book in a few…
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  • How I Taught My Kids To Let Go Separation Anxiety in Kids

    Pranita Sohony
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Do you remember seeing that helplessness in the eyes of your baby when you hand her over to your mother-in-law or husband? Does she look at you with tear-filled eyes as if telling you to not leave but to be with her forever? I know it is disturbing, even if just for that one single moment. You hate to leave your baby with someone else and part with him even for half an hour.Many-a-times you just wish you had a clone who could finish up all the cleaning and cooking and even your work at office, just so that you did not have to see that look in your child’s eyes. Not to mention, the cry…
  • Rest, Recovery And Injuries Chapter Four

    Anant Mendiratta
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    4.1 EXERCISING SAFELY One of the surest ways to kill your fitness dream is to get inadvertent injury in the beginning of your fitness program. Exercising can benefit your body in a number of ways but it also accompanies potential risks if not done in proper form or using wrong technique. Exercises can lead to moderate to serious injuries, so it is wise for you to consult your doctor or a certified professional instructor before taking up any exercise. Some common situations when you must NOT skip the doctor’s advice and consult immediately would be when you have: Chronic problems like…
  • Staying on Track Chapter Three

    Mansi Goel
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    3.1 THE BASICS OF STAYING ON TRACK & PLANNING INVESTMENTS BETTER The first reason most people do not workout is mainly because of busy schedules. The second reason is however, the lack of fun and motivation associated with each exercise session. Either they are not able to enjoy it, or they get discouraged midway. Many who took up a specific exercise plan and continued it for long enough, have emphasized on the role of ‘journaling’. It serves as a reminder of the commitment you made with yourself. But most stay away from eating junk for the fear of looking bad in their…
  • Designing an Actionable Fitness Plan Chapter Two

    Mansi Goel
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:40 pm
    2.1 TIPS TO GET STARTED Now, that you know what exercise can do for you. You might want to try exercise and see for yourself how it benefits you. And as we have observed, this raises a few questions: How much exercise do I need? How often should I exercise? How long should each session be? How intense should each session be? How do I assess the intensity of the exercise? In this section, you will find answer to all such questions, so you can kick start your action plan for fitness. 2.1.1. HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO I NEED? There are two ways to evaluate the amount of exercise you need: You can…
  • Body Basics And Fundamentals Chapter One

    Anant Mendiratta
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    1.1. HOW YOUR BODY GETS ENERGY DURING EXERCISE? Before we delve into designing your action plan, it is wiser to understand first what changes your body undergoes once you take up any physical activity. A better understanding of this process will help you discuss, and foresee issues that may come up while you are executing your fitness plan. This section will answer: What happens inside your body when you exercise? Why do you feel fatigued after a workout? What determines your fitness level? Can your body be conditioned to do better? Your body is like any machine that needs fuel to work.
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  • Quick & Healthy Snack Ideas

    RLion
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:28 am
    A healthy afternoon snack gives children enough energy to stay active up until evening. Choosing the right combination of tastiness and calories is not a simple task. Over here you can find some ideas that may help you out! What should we give our children to eat during their afternoon playtime? This small decision has a huge impact on how they act during the rest of the day. Give them too much sugar, and they will be cranky. If you go for quick healthy snacks with enough calories and vitamins, they will reach dinnertime with no problems at all. A moderately active eight year old should eat…
  • Yoga Without Clothes – Sanskrit Nagna Yoga

    RLion
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Naked yoga (or sanskrit nagna yoga), as the name implies, is the practice of yoga without clothes. While some may think of it as a strange form of yoga, there are reasons to try it out. There are many yoga types out there, but one of the ones that mostly strike the interest of people is certainly nude yoga. There are many misconceptions made upon this practice, as some may struggle to understand what lies beyond the act of being naked while exercising. Lets begin by explaining that even though yoga without clothes became popular just recently, it origins go way back. Sanskrit Nagna Yoga was…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Calm Background Music of the Week – A Secret Garden

    RLion
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    It is well-known that nature sounds are effective stress relievers for adults, first of all, but also for babies, children and seniors, too. Natural white noises, like rain sound, ocean waves or crickets help you to relax and fall asleep faster. They are good also if you suffer from insomnia and you need some tranquil sounds to isolate the outside noises as road traffic, barking dogs, airplanes and much more and create a calm and peaceful background and finally get a good night’s rest. The sounds of nature are commonly mixed with new age relaxation music, becoming really useful during…
  • What Are the Benefits of Owning a Pet?

    RLion
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Ever wandered how having a four-legged friend can influence you and help you stay healthy? Here is a list of benefits of owning a pet. Enjoy! If you own a pet, you can surely help me attesting how it improves a household’s mood and how it can brighten your day. Your animal companion loves you unconditionally, is cute, and learns how to react in order to bring you joy. Could you ever ask for more? Well, there is more. The benefits of owning a pet are not only limited to a simple mood boost. People that have a four legged friend enjoy a higher quality of living due to the following…
  • 5 Simple Ways to Reduce Stress

    RLion
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Do not let stress govern your life. Learn to tame it! Do so by using the helpful advice within this article. Stress can arise in everyone’s life, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. Stress can make you strive to produce more and do it better. It can help you get a sense of urgency and make you successful. However, too much stress can be an obstacle to a healthy happy life. Here are some simple but effective ways to reduce stress: Do Something You Enjoy Everyday, when you have time, do something you enjoy. Even if it is a small action, take it. The little things in life are what…
 
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  • Eat Tastier with Paleo Sauces

    Patrick MacKeogh
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
      A lot of people try to follow a really clean diet, giving it 100%, but the problem I encounter a lot is “taste”. Its hard to tell people what to go for, even soy sauce has negatives. So in the interest of staying sane and being able to enjoy your healthy diet, apply the sauce! I mean that’s really what you’re tasting. Any sauce can make a chicken or fish meal taste great. When it comes to sauces, aim for paleo. below is an example of what came up when I Googles paleo sauces… here’s 50! The good thing about Paleo sauces is that they will not contain…
  • 28 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am

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

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

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

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

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Have you at any time experimented with to discover what harmful chemical compounds does cigarette smoke has? Interestingly there are over 4000 chemical compounds in tobacco out of which at minimum fifty are carcinogenic. There are over 400 poisonous compounds like tar, nicotine, carbon monoxide and a great deal much more. Custom designs will use a manual e cig battery for electronic smoking cigarettes. Depress the button to actuate the mouthpiece. You have much more adaptability to take as prolonged a attract as you like. A burning taste suggests you want to cut back on the attract. It is…
  • 4 Unwanted Fat-Burning Foodstuff To Consume For Quickly Bodyweight Loss

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    It’s the New 12 months, and several of you have very likely embarked on new bodyweight decline goals. Did you know your pet can suffer from weight problems, as well? Help your pet start off the New 12 months in a much healthier way with these suggestions. These switches, 21 in all, just take about 7 minutes each and every early morning to flip. An example of a excess fat burning swap is vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 you can get from standing in the sunshine but for some cause when folks acquired their vitamin D3 that way it didn’t have the same as having a mega dose of it every early…
  • Using The Proper Attitude – How To Drop Ten Pounds In Ten Days

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:19 am
    The major purpose of an workout plan for dieters is to help the entire body’s metabolism so you can burn up calories faster. You need to burn up calories simply because the unused ones will surely turn into what you concern most: unwelcome fat and kilos. Now allows get to the exciting stuff. You should get started by environment a definite body fat loss objective for yourself, it constantly helps to have something to purpose for. Say you wanted to know how to lose 10 pounds in 2 months. You should write get rid of ten kilos in 2 months on your scale or some location you see every day to…
  • Electronic Medical Documents Implementation

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:11 pm
    An electronic cigarette is a system that utilizes battery energy and appears like a real cigarette. Including vaporized nicotine creates the organic and physical emotion of obtaining a real cigarette in your mouth, but with no real tobacco items additional. Technology has without a doubt brought us exciting items that pique our curiosity. 1 of individuals innovations is the encounter of tasting E juice. Tobacco cigarettes differ so considerably from electronic cigarette s; apart from the contents, you will uncover that E juice has less chemical contents. This variety of cigarette is offered…
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    Deadlift Workouts

  • John Cena’s Workout Routine With Added Deadlift Motivation

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    John Cena is not only built to pile drive suspecting opponents into the ground, but he is built like a wild Alaskan bear. The guy is strong and his workout routine is no joke! John Cena’s workout routine with some added deadlifts should not be attempted if you do not have at least a couple of notches under you belt.  If you are daring and bold like the Dorito’s commercial, have a crack at his routine. Day 1: Legs and Calves Seated calf raises 10 x 20-10 Standing calf raises 4 x 25 (bodyweight only) Standing single leg curls 4 x 20-25 Leg presses 5 x 20 Leg ext 4 x 15 Squats 4 x…
  • Is Your Technique Suffering? Try This Deadlift Assessment For Improvement!

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    If your deadlift technique is suffering, chances are their are imbalances in your muscles, stance or even your lack of mobility. Whatever the case may be, addressing these issues means the difference of a 300 lb deadlift and a 600 lb deadlift. Or worse case scenario, a injury that will put you in a wheelchair for months. Here is a great video produced by Dan Pope of www.fitnesspainfree.com on how to perform a full assessment for improving your deadlift technique.
  • Mariusz Pudzianowski’s Deadlift Workout – Get Strongman Built!

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Mariusz Pudzianowski is an absolute beast in strength with looks to match! With becoming a 5 time Strongman champion, it should be no surprise that is workout is equally demanding. The guy trains like an animal and his intensity is that of no other. His workout is not designed for newbies nor is it designed for advanced trainers either. The workout below is very demanding and specific to Mariusz’s goals. Those who attempt to try will likely be wiped out before the second exercise. As they say, approach with caution. Monday Morning Training Session Back Squat: Warm-up – 8 sets,…
  • Labor Day – Quick Deadlift Workout – Add Some Spice To Your Routine

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Yes, today is labor day and unfortunately some gyms are closed today and others are not. Luckily mine is open till 8 at night. However, this shouldn’t get you down. If your gym is open, rejoice like a wild animal and get to some deadlifts. Labor day is a time for some labor…deadlift labor that is. In this short, quick workout routine. It encompasses some overhead presses and some straight up exhausting deadlifts. So if your celebrating a day off and heading to the gym, try this workout routine out for some spice of life. Start this workout by setting your timer for 30 minutes.
  • Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine Workout – Get Jacked!

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Hugh Jackman’s routine is all about developing strength. The routine developed by David Kingsberry is designed to add strength while minimizing fat. It goes off a four week schedule progression while the lifts would begin to increase during the first 3 weeks. Last week of the program would be reduced in order to hit 10 reps comfortably. All reps are based off your 1 rep max. Check out our 1RM calculator to determine your max. The wolverine workout is as followed. If you find progress is slow, increase by 5%. If you can hit numbers like a boss, increase by 10%. THE MAIN LIFTS Barbell…
 
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • Walking More May Be Key for a Longer, Healthier Life

    Dr. Mercola
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola The more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be—that’s the new consensus among researchers. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) now lists inactivity as the fourth biggest killer of adults worldwide, responsible for nine percent of premature deaths.1 In fact, the medical literature now contains over 10,000 studies showing that frequent, prolonged sitting—at work, commuting, and watching TV at night—significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function. For example, one 2012 meta-analysis2 found that those who sat…
  • Exercise Can Be an ADHD Medication

    Dr. Mercola
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola About two-thirds of US children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) take some form of prescription medication to treat it. While ADHD makes it difficult for children to pay attention and control impulsive behavior, powerful stimulant drugs like Ritalin and Adderall help to improve focus and self-control. The drugs come at a price, however, since many of the side effects are worse than ADHD itself (think brain damage, personality changes, sudden death, and suicide…). This is particularly tragic since many of these children probably were not offered a…
  • Endurance Exercise Can Damage Your Teeth—Here’s How...

    Dr. Mercola
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola According to dental professionals, endurance athletes are at greater risk for dental problems than non-athletes, courtesy of their fitness regimen. Why would that be so? As it turns out, there appears to be two primary culprits contributing to this phenomenon: consuming large amounts of sports drinks, and breathing improperly during training, causing dry mouth.1 Either of these can wreak havoc with your oral health, and the risks are amplified when you add them together. Elite Athletes and Oral Health According to a study published in the International Journal of Sports…
  • 5 Yoga Poses to Help You Touch Your Toes

    Dr. Mercola
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola In the US, yoga has become an increasingly popular form of mind-body exercise, with the number of those who practice increasing by close to 30 percent in recent years. Nearly 9 percent of US adults practice yoga for reasons that vary from improving strength to relieving back pain or stress. The Yoga Journal actually revealed the top five reasons why so many people try yoga, and they ranked as follows:1 Flexibility (78%) General conditioning (62%) Stress relief (60%) Overall health (59%) Physical fitness (55%) As you can see, increasing flexibility ranked number one by a…
  • Majority of Adults Need More Muscle Strengthening Exercise

    Dr. Mercola
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Staying active and maintaining strong muscles becomes increasingly important as you get older to prevent chronic health problems and injuries from falls. The good news is that even frail seniors of advanced age can improve strength, agility, and balance through a personalized strength training program. Examples of muscle-strengthening exercises include yoga, body-weight exercises, and resistance training using elastic bands and/or free weights or weight machines. The American College of Sports Medicine, the American Heart Association, and the US Department of Health and Human…
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    How To Gain Weight

  • Lead A Life That Is Not Ordinary, But Extraordinary

    Peter
    4 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    When we were younger, we all had hopes and dreams of living a spectacular life and actually making a difference in the world. However as we grow up, we end up settling for leading a mediocre life. We end up living in a very predictable routine, waking up in the morning, going to work, doing some stuff we don’t particularly enjoy doing and then going back home to repeat the cycle the next day. Good news is that even though you might not have had much luck in your life so far, you don’t have to settle for living a mediocre, ordinary life. Your life can become extraordinary! You…
  • My Personal End Of Year Challenge

    Peter
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
        I am embarking on a new personal end of year challenge. Since the quote “a good mind in a healthy body” is my personal motto, my personal challenge will have both a body and a mind component. The challenge here will be to be consistent and stick to my schedule. This will be extra hard due to the fact that besides my challenge I still have to go to work, try to maintain my blog, as well as live life in general! So here goes the challenge: Body: Fitness + Nutrition My ultimate goal is to have gained weight (probably the ultimate target weight is 90 to 95 kilograms),…
  • The Real Gladiator Workout: Train Like A Gladiator

    Peter
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Ancient Roman gladiators were some lean, mean killing machines. They needed to be, since their very lives depended on being in peak physical condition and skilled in many things. For them, fighting was a way of life, which made them very disciplined in their preparations and training. Unfortunately only very few fragments describing their training survive, so it is very hard to reconstruct their training regimen. There was also never just one specific way of training gladiators. Gladiator training varied across time and geographic location. The type of training they received, as well as…
  • Frustration Is A Necessary Part Of The Journey

    Peter
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Have you ever embarked on a process of self-improvement, yet found yourself frustrated again and again? When you embark on such a journey, it is very easy to come to obstacles on the way. These obstacles can be very frustrating and many times are the primary reason that people abandon their path to self-improvement. “Damn, how come I am so small compared to that guy?” “I have been coming here for so long and this is all that I have been able to achieve in that time?” “I should never have started going to the gym in the first place. I suck and will never…
  • Who Were The Roman Gladiators?

    Peter
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The gladiators It’s a hot day. Two men are waiting at the gates of the arena dressed in battle gear, ready for their fight to start. Sweat is flowing down their cheeks and their breathing is becoming heavy. This might be their last day alive. Yet these men are professionals. Training has prepared them for this day and they know what needs to be done. They stand proud and determined, wiping all doubts from their mind and instead refocusing their thoughts on the task ahead. Each one has the same thought flowing through his mind. No, this will not be his last day. He will go on to score a…
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    CASS FITNESS

  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the day: Weighted Pull-Ups by Matt Bible

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

    mattbible
    12 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Continuing on my reviews for vegan protein powders, I recently came across one while shopping that caught my eye called MRM Veggie Protein. It was something I was searching for in terms of what constitutes an enjoyable, yet beneficial protein experience. There are no artificial colors or flavors. Instead, it is sweetened naturally with Stevia. The total protein per serving is 22g, and it has proteins consisting of organic brown rice, hemp, and pea protein isolate. There are omega 3s and 300 mg of High ORAC fruit and vegetable properties as well. It has all the essential amino acids, and it is…
  • Keep your Children in Organized Fall Sports by Brittney Davis

    mattbible
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Well, fall is here and summer is now just an awesome memory. If you’re like me you’re wondering where summer went and why it always has to leave so abruptly! Lucky for us the fall season is just as awesome and rewarding as the summer. Children are back in school, which may not make them very happy, nit I’m sure parents everywhere are rejoicing. Another aspect which makes the fall an amazing and rewarding time of year are all the organized sports that not only can be viewed on television, but that children have the opportunity to participate in, and reap the benefits from. There are a…
  • Bring Your Friends to Your Next Session with CASS Fitness! Great Deals for Training Multiple People at Once!

    mattbible
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    From our experience, not only in personal training, but in our own personal weight loss and strength training goals, as well as goals our friends have met, they are achieved even more easily with a partner. CASS Fitness has trained couples, multiple friends, and multiple family members at the same time for our hour long personal training sessions even if their goals are different from each other. The clients sometimes get competitive with each other. It also adds another dimension of accountability, since you are in your uphill battle together. A big support system, including your personal…
  • Water, Nutrition and Sleep! By Brittney Davis

    mattbible
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Summer is here and hopefully your children are involved in a plethora of physical activities from organized sports, to swimming lessons, or just playing around the neighborhood with friends. These activities are all great ways to keep you children active over the summer and ensure that they are getting the exercise they need. With that being said, an important aspect of physical activity is making sure your children are properly hydrated and well nourished. Like adults, children’s bodies are significantly water based, as humans our bodies are anywhere from 50% to 75% water, making water a…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • The Personal Trainer\'s Guide to Toning Up

    Luke Andrus
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Discover how to tone and tighten up with our personal trainer's guide to getting fit! The post The Personal Trainer\'s Guide to Toning Up appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 7 Fun Health Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Amanda Ingle
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    These health inspired halloween costumes are easy to put together and fun! Go old school with Hans and Frans or get your Game of Thrones on! The post 7 Fun Health Inspired Halloween Costumes appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout

    Josh Cox
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Trying to fit in a workout can be difficult some days. Today's workout is an excuse-busting, sweat-inducing anywhere workout. Try it now! The post 30-Minute Anytime, Anywhere Bodyweight Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 17 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Your Week Ahead

    Amanda Ingle
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Discover these easy-to-make slow cooker recipes. Add a few to your weekly meal plan to make dinner and other meals easy and healthy. The post 17 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes For Your Week Ahead appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 11 Healthy Instagramers To Follow for Motivation

    Erin Klegstad
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    If you love health and fitness and need a little motivation, here are 11 awesome instagrammers to help inspire you! The post 11 Healthy Instagramers To Follow for Motivation appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Tough Enough Fitness | Fitness Blog - Home

  • Why    Brains   are    more    important   than   Brawn

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    I’m not sure if you know this or not..but. Body builders are freaking bat shit crazy. I mean. REALLY just a crazy shit show of a person. It takes a special kind of human to deprive your self of cheese, and sugar, and you know, social interaction, all for a shiny trophy and a tan that fades off into speckled chunks.(Among many other reasons, I know).  "Oh, you would like to judge me for my body?" "why yes, yes that sounds wonderful!"  "OOH. and do it in front of an audience"We do it though. Why? Because we freaking love that shit.  News flash though? Some of the process…
  • "Health" Things  People  Do  That  I   Hate. Sorry. No.

    30 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    I know what I'm about to say will surprise you, but. I have opinions on things. Many things. Often times, I hate things, and you will know it.  This is one of those posts. Don't get me wrong. I've jumped on my fair share of health band wagons, and that's fine.. but someone has to draw the line somewhere. Today, it is me. The drawer(?) of the line. I am in no way shape or form a nutritionist, or master of exercise science. I don't know about the difference between one diet to the next.  All I know, is what I hate - and what I hate when it comes to fitness trends (both food…
  • Attempting To Travel While Dieting- The Struggle  Is Real

    22 May 2014 | 11:21 am
    For any of you that have ever been forced to travel while attempting to stick to a diet, you know the struggle is real. For a body builder with a show approaching, this first-world struggle is just freaking rude.  I won't lie, the first half of this post is me ugly crying about last weeks trip, but the second half is information you can actually use and apply to real life situations!! But first. THE TEARS.Before you ask, yes. those are Brussel Sprouts in my suitcase. Yes, I am bat shit crazy. Yes. I hate airport security, and YES you are about to hear my trials and tribulations of…
  • You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

    28 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Don't deny it. You've all seen the cinematic classic "A Christmas Story", where all the poor kid wants is a Red Rider BeeBee Gun, and everyone keeps ruining his teeny, tiny, bespectacled dreams because he will "Shoot his eye out". Right?  That's how I feel about my diet. "But you'll ruin your metaaaabolism" "Isn't your metabolism all weird? " "I'll bet your metabolism will be so0o0o0o screwed up"  Shhhh. shut up.  Let me eat my feelings, and then diet them away later. You're not the boss of me.For those of you who aren't sure, your metabolism is the sum of the physical and…
  • Eat Clean,  you  dirty little  birds.

    3 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    You know what's hard? Showing restraint when applying Frank's hot sauce, sticking to a "Teaspoon" of peanut butter on my diet, and watching one single episode of Sons of Anarchy at a time. You know what isn't hard? Eating right.  I get a ton of questions about how to do it. What do I eat? If I cut this piece of pizza into smaller pieces, does that count? What if I chew really fast? Does that cancel out the calories? It does. Right? No. No it does not. In a culture where there is a fascination with "eating clean", it would probably help to know what the hell that means.  Below are a…
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Spooktacularly Healthy Halloween Treats

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Every once in awhile I like to really get in the spirit of the holiday. I’m pretty handy with a broom, ok that’s a lie. I really love being scared, nope also a lie. I adore bags full of candy, yup that’s more like it. Alas I really am trying to skip the processed sugars and that left me pondering how could I do something fun to celebrate Halloween. If my nieces and nephews were around this would be the main attraction, since they aren’t David will be the recipient of my Martha Stewart moment.JACK-O-LANTERN SMOOTHIEAnyone else have a stash of empty nut butter jars that you keep…
  • Ultimate Guide to Running Hydration

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    The countdown for the NYC marathon is on and part of me is sad that I won’t be lining up this year, ready for redemption. Sure I PR’ed last year, but I also crossed the finish line looking pretty haggard due to the wind and likely mismanaged hydration/fueling. It’s no surprise that even the simplicity of water has become an area of confusion for many runners as studies change each week: drink before thirst…no, no this could lead to overhydration (hyponatremia), drink your body weight x’s 123, drink less, drink more, throw your hands up and wave ‘em around… What’s a runner to…
  • Could a 5K make you a better distance runner?

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Endurance or speed that seems to be the option for most runners. But what if we could actually improve in both areas by combining the two...a real mind bender, eh?! After pondering this idea and talking with friends, Kathryn showed up with some very good details on why we should stop shunning the 5K during distance training. It seems as though there is a great divide amongst runners. You're either distance with the half marathon or marathon or speed with 5K or 10K. While preference often depends on natural ability and propensity towards speed, available training time and running buddies, most…
  • OMGega 3 Meals for Busy Athletes

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    While I considered creating some sparkling new recipe today, what I love most about fish is the simplicity. It doesn’t require anything fancy to make it feel like a quality meal! Satisfying and high in protein without making me feel weighed down, ya know what I mean?! The AHA {American Heart Association} has long recommended 2 servings of fish each week, which sounds like a superior idea to me. BUT when buying fish we tend to buy a big package and well even for this repetitive eater 4 weeks of salmon is a bit much.  Enter the Sizzlefish omega pack…wohoo!! 2 pieces of a variety of…
 
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    Profound Health

  • Getting rid of a cough

    Maffew James
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Source When you're sick with a cold, one of the most annoying symptoms is usually a cough. Not only does a cough make it hard for you to relax and focus on recovery, but it can also worsen an already sore throat and contribute to chest pain. As such, getting rid of a cough is often at the top of most people's list when they treat a common cold. Why does coughing occur? Coughing primarily
  • The link between dopamine and depression

    Maffew James
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:22 am
    Source Dopamine is one of the body's key neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are responsible for activating receptors in the body that control many different bodily functions like digestion, mood, and motor control. Due to their wide and varied effects, any change to the levels of neurotransmitters in your body can have wide reaching side effects that throw off a delicate balance. Dopamine
  • Where does whey protein come from?

    Maffew James
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Source Many people have used whey protein before, and this is for good reason. Whey is one of the single best sources of protein available. Not only does it provide extra supplemental protein, but it also benefits muscle gains and weight loss in other ways that other forms of protein simply do not. But where does whey protein come from? The cheese making process It may seem strange, but
  • Benefits of taking probiotics with antibiotics

    Maffew James
    4 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Source: Flickr Antibiotics were the discovery of the century. Not only did they give us the ability to finally combat deadly illnesses, but have even helped to prevent the spread of these diseases. In old times, when cholera ran rampant through towns, if a few people were sick, it wasn't too long before the rest of the population became infected. Nowadays, diseases like this can be treated
  • The rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria

    Maffew James
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Source: Flickr Antibiotics were one of the greatest discoveries of all time, but ever since the advent of antibiotics, there has also been a rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria. These bacteria are partially or fully immune to the effects of the most common antibiotics like penicillin and erythromycin. What's even more startling is that antibiotic resistance to the less common 'last resort'
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    The Tree of Health

  • Fifteen Clean Eating Snacks

    thetreeofhealth
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Simple snacks that don't make you feel guilty are right here... Continue reading →
  • Yummy Banana Pancakes

    thetreeofhealth
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Comforting, satisfying pancakes! Why wait til Shrove Tuesday? These are a wonderful snack, breakfast or brunch any time! Continue reading →
  • Jenny’s Healthy Muesli

    thetreeofhealth
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    I love making my own muesli! I can put all my fave ingredients in... Here's just one variety I often create. Continue reading →
  • How to Have a Healthy Winter

    thetreeofhealth
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    We've put together 5 easy habits to help you have a healthy winter! Supercharge your health through the cold winter months with these 5 easy tips! Continue reading →
  • Healthy Hot Chocolate – Oh Yes!

    thetreeofhealth
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    A warming, tasty, hot chocolate drink that is guilt free? We've nailed it right here.... Continue reading →
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    Sai Fitness Tips

  • What Should You Do When Kids Suffer from Burns?

    saifitnesstips
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Diwali is round the corner and the ecstasy of the kids who love to burn crackers knows no bounds. But, do you know what needs to be done when your little ones suffer from burns? If, despite taking precautions your kid gets burnt then make use of these useful tips for an immediate respite. Soak […]
  • Some Effective Home Remedies for Blackheads Removal

    saifitnesstips
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Blackheads on the face and nose is a common problem these days. People of any age can suffer from this problem. They occur commonly on the face and particularly on your nose. Teenagers are the most common victims and in their bid to remove blackheads they try using chemical-laden creams which damage their tender skin. […]
  • Top Health Benefits of Drinking Hot Water That You Do Not Know

    saifitnesstips
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Almost everybody is aware of the fact that drinking warm water has several benefits. But, people normally do not know that warm water is much more beneficial. Enumerated here are a few advantages of drinking hot water. Aids in Weight Loss: Hot water is a wonderful way to boost up your body metabolism.Doctors recommend the […]
  • How Coconut Helps in Weight Reduction? Explore the Other Benefits Too…

    saifitnesstips
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    People believe that coconut water helps in weight loss. But, is it a truth or just a prevalent myth? It is true that water hydrates and detoxifies your body that helps in weight reduction. But, does the coconut water have the same effect? Is eating coconut causes any good to your health or is it […]
  • A Few Creative Sex Ideas That Would Spice-up Your Relationships

    saifitnesstips
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:33 am
    Great sex enhances your brain power, they say. Yes, it is true indeed. If you indulge in a creative sex it will spice up your relationships. There are a lot of fun ways to enhance the health of your brain. All the couples who have been relationships for quite sometime find their sex life monotonous. […]
 
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  • How To Develop Optimal Physical Prowess For MMA!

    Sean Hogan
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    by Brandon RicheyObey the principles without being bound by them — Bruce LeeThere is no doubt that the sport of MMA is growing at a rapid rate in this day and age. I mean martial arts have played a huge part in our lives and within our cultures for centuries. I mean when it comes down to it what matters most is that martial arts can save ones life, period.The quote above is one I find to be very interesting by Bruce Lee especially when looking at strength coaches in the industry trying to move forward in trying to prepare athletes for physical competition. Ive seen many coaches…
  • Things To Do And Not To Do in the Gym

    Sean Hogan
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    This list of things to do and not to do is intended to give the player a quick checklist so that he or she is going to get the best from time spent in the Gym. Things to do:Always follow a plan – best if this is put together in conjunction with a knowledgeable and qualified Fitness coach. Your plan should be well balanced and be shaped into what we call a ‘Periodised’ programme with set phases for emphasising a particular goal.Know what the goal of the programme is – are you aiming to build muscle, get stronger, get more powerful or just maintain general strength and power? Depending…
  • The Need for Balanced and Appropriate Flexibility

    Sean Hogan
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Flexibility development is not only for many sports men and women but also for our children and youth a neglected component of fitness. This may be because of the seeming lack of applicability of flexibility to performance in team sports and awareness of the relevance of flexibility to better fitness and mobility in general. Whereas a Gymnast and dancer can see the immediate benefits of excellent flexibility as it is a key component in their relative activities, the game player’s need for good flexibility is less obvious. Also, a lack of flexibility can contribute to many of the hypokinetic…
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  • Is it ok to be Overweight or Obese?

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

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

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

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

    Steve Nash
    2 Jun 2014 | 3:55 pm
    So, I went out this weekend (BOO! Hiss!). We all know that all those drinks filled with carbs, stimulants and alcohol are incredibly bad for our health anyway, however, I noticed something this weekend that hadn’t been apparent before. I have just started a size cycle focusing on sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (a topic for another day perhaps) and usually […] The post How Does Alcohol Affect Muscle Growth? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
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  • Interview: Bottlesandbarbells

    jenni
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Heads up everyone! We have an Instagram celebrity in the house. No really, Lauren the supermom from Bottlesandbarbells has been kind enough to give us a peek in to her life outside of Instagram. If you aren’t following her already, you’ll want to after you see the heart-warming videos of her working out with her girls. Besides the general cuteness that is her feed, you’ll find a recipe here and there, a sense of humor, occasional photos of her and her husband living the military family life, and major inspiration to get you moving too. Let’s see what Lauren has to…
  • Chicken Sweet Potato Hash

    jenni
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love any type of hash. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a good hash is never a bad choice. It’s simple to make and uses cheap ingredients. Potato + onion = pretty much nothing. It’s also a great dish to fuel up on and the ratio of protein to carbs is easy to change. Chicken Sweet Potato Hash   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Jenni Kenyon Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 sweet potato ½ onion 1 lb cooked, shredded chicken 2 cloves garlic salt and pepper to taste Instructions chop potato in to bite size chunks and…
  • Two Year Anniversary

    jenni
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s Geoff and my two year anniversary today! I’ll be out of office today, expect at least a week for me to return emails and respond to comments. In the meantime, enjoy these gorgeous photos of our wedding taken by our friends, Jake & Necia.         The post Two Year Anniversary appeared first on Fitzala.
  • Interview: Sugary Six Pack

    jenni
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hey everyone! Say hi to Niki from Sugary Six Pack! She graciously accepted the hot seat for this week and is sharing all with us. This fit lady has a beautiful Instagram with tons of helpful videos that you don’t want to miss. Niki loves the beach, hiking, and Disneyworld (who doesn’t?!). She frequently updates her blog with helpful articles, recipes, and workouts. Fun fact, she also does Skype training! Read on to find out more about Niki and Sugary Six Pack. 1. What’s your fitness story? I grew up a runner. So I have been in running shape most of my life sine 7th grade,…
  • 15 Amazing Protein Cookie Recipes

    jenni
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yep, protein powder cookies. How could it get any better than that? You’re taking two great things and making them one. Sorta like marriage or chocolate ice cream. Seriously though, the internet, Pinterest, and blogging communities have come a long way in healthy baking. Protein treats don’t have to be dry, crumbly, tasteless, or strangely textured. These wonderful bloggers have all done the work for us in coming up with protein cookie recipes that are delicious with normal ingredients. All we need to do is drag our eyes away from the screen to get it done. Shall we begin?
 
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  • UMM WHAT?! MILK BEATS POWERADE FOR HYDRATION?

    Dayne Hudson
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    I've always touted the positive effects of milk for someone looking to gain muscle and even lose weight. And it seems another good reason to get stuck into the white stuff is not just for it's protein content (that we'll examine shortly) but for another important aspect of our training: hydration.Tags: Nutrition
  • ARE CARBS AFTER TRAINING VITAL OR NOT?

    Dayne Hudson
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:52 am
    It's a question that never goes away. Do you need carbs after training? Are they a must or nothing to be concerned about? The notion that they're important seems to stem from some studies into endurance athletes in the 80's, that found carbohydrates immediately after training were beneficial for recovery and the restoration of muscle glycogen.Tags: SupplementsTraining
  • TO FRONT SQUAT OR BACK SQUAT? WHICH IS BETTER?

    Dayne Hudson
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    There aren't many exercises as famous as the squats. They're quickly gaining in popularity more and more everyday. And as their popularity increases, so does their variety and people's opinions on them. So this leads us to the question: are front squats or back squats better? And what happens when you analyse the data into front squats vs back squats?Tags: Training
  • 5 REASONS YOU WON'T BE LEAN FOR SUMMER

    Dayne Hudson
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:20 pm
    So you've been giving it your all. And whether it's those few extra kilos or seeing your abs, well - you just haven't been able to do it. Sound like you? Well it's time to honest and think about these 5 points, in order to break through the barriers stopping you from going where you want to go! 1. YOU THINK CARBS ARE THE DEVIL AND FATS ARE BETTER I'll honestly spend the rest of my life convincing people of this.Tags: NutritionTraining
  • THE REFEED DAY - HOW IT WORKS & HOW OFTEN TO HAVE IT

    Dayne Hudson
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    When the weather warms up, some of us attempt to "diet". Drop some body fat and get the abs sticking out is the goal of many. Whilst many people remember their calorie deficit, few remember or even take into consideration a refeed day. So why have a refeed day? What is it and how often should you have it?Tags: Nutrition
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    Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable

  • Infographic: Is Healthcare a Human Right?

    Kingsley Felix
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Access to adequate healthcare is a fundamental right, as the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights categorically asserts. But is this the case? This infographic reveals that the implementation of healthcare as a right is far from comprehensive. It shows the many countries that remain which are yet to formally recognise healthcare as a right. […]
  • Enhance Your Smile and Improve your Life

    Kingsley Felix
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Smiling is one of the most natural human reactions to something funny or pleasing. The emotion it evokes is one of carefree happiness. Essentially, the more one smiles, the happier they tend to be. This clearly visible reaction to something that strikes the viewer as happy is both contagious and healthy. In fact, many believe […]
  • 5 Innovators That Modernized the Medical Field

    Beth Kelly
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The modern healthcare industry is one of the most technologically advanced industries in the world, but it was actually a fairly underdeveloped field until the 19th century. It has only reached the level it is at today thanks to the genius of a few key individuals who helped lead the revolution in health innovation.   […]
  • Ways to Make the Side Effects of Menopause Easier to Handle

    Savannah Coulsen
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:08 pm
    For most women, entering menopause can be a challenge due to the daily symptoms that are often experienced. From hot flashes to fatigue, it can be difficult to feel like yourself and remain in a great mood. To reduce the side effects and feel healthier during the process, there are a number of ways to […]
  • The Wellness Paradigm: Why Chiropractors Should include Acupuncture

    Editorial
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A lot of chiropractors are finding that adjustments aren’t the only way to make money in this industry. Acupuncture is another modality that has a long history of use, and is a successful way to treat various pain problems. If you want to add this service to your practice, you generally have two options: hire […]
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    JLL Fitness

  • Staying Active Daily Tip for Wednesday

    Sarah Fisher
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Daily Tip Have a look to see how far your local shop is from where you live if it is within comfortable walking distance then try to walk it. You do not have to do this daily just start by doing it once a week until you have built up some confidence and then slowly increase it by adding another day at a time. Walking is a great form of low impact exercise; it is a form exercise that allows you to control the pace and also the time at which you do it. Walking will give you a cardiovascular workout as well work your muscles and joints. Keeping yourself active is really important adding exercise…
  • Huffing and Puffing and Burning that Fat off

    Sarah Fisher
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Fight the Belly Fat Cycling is a great way to burn a lot of calories in one go. Spin cycling is the most popular way to lose weight as it involves a varying degree of resistance and pace. Spin classes can be very exciting the music is pumped up high and the instructor yells out motivational words as the work out intensifies. If however you’re just getting started and you don’t like the idea of a fitness class then there are some great spin bikes available on the market. No matter where you choose to cycle whether it be at home or in the gym you can fight that belly fat, tone your muscles…
  • Staying Active Daily FitnessTip for Tuesday

    Sarah Fisher
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Tip 2 Small changes to your daily routine can have a beneficial impact on your health. Adding a task to your daily routine will keep both your mind and body active. A daily task does not have to be complicated or strenuous or could be something as simple as doing the laundry. List the various aspects involved in your task, for example separating the colours, loading the washing machine, adding the detergent and softener, emptying the washing machine, hanging the washing out, removing the washing off the line, folding the washing, ironing the clothes, hanging the clothes up. Tick off each task…
  • Vibrant and Funky the New Foldable Exercise Bike from JLL

    Sarah Fisher
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    This week sees the launch of the new JLL VX exercise bike from JLL Fitness. It comes in three vibrant colours black, white and Pink and folds up almost like an ironing board. Before the bikes were introduced I always thought I would be more inclined to opt for a black and red design however I have to say the hot pink VX bike is quite an eye catcher. Both the white and pink bikes have a black frame so the colours on the monitor and the body of the bike really pop. The black bike has a silver frame and has a red and black monitor; the black of the body is sleek and looks very smart. Now I know…
  • Staying Active Daily Tip

    Sarah Fisher
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Daily tips to help you stay active and fit. Making small changes to your daily routine can help improve your general fitness and reduce your risk of diabetes, strokes, heart diseases and dementia. Giving yourself a daily task to do will help keep not only your body active but also your mind. Tip One Move the remote control so you have to get up when you need to change the channel or alter the volume. Getting yourself up and out of your chair will help keep your joints supple and it will also work your leg muscles. If you need to, hold the side of your chair for support so that you are not…
 
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  • Ask the Expert – Women’s Health and Fitness (Part Two)

    Andrea Oh
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    The post Ask the Expert – Women’s Health and Fitness (Part Two) appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Exercise during pregnancy is beneficial but it is important to know what (and how much) is best In part one of the “Ask the Expert – Women’s Health and Fitness”, Cassie Findley answered questions regarding breast cancer, coronary heart disease, menopause (and perimenopause), chronic depression, and why women gravitate to group fitness.  This week she continues to answer your questions as it relates to women’s health and fitness issues. 6. …
  • Ask the Expert – Women’s Health and Fitness (Part One)

    Andrea Oh
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    The post Ask the Expert – Women’s Health and Fitness (Part One) appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Women have different needs, expectations, and motivations when it comes to fitness and exercise Men are from Mars.  Women are from Venus. Although they are both from the same species, their thoughts, desires, wants, needs, motivations, and expectations are very different.  Although John Gray (the author of “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”) shed light on how men and women differ in relationships there are also significant differences when it comes to…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Fitness Certifications

    Andrea Oh
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Fitness Certifications appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Fitness Certifications Fitness certifications have been around for quite some time … but what value do they bring to personal trainers, fitness clubs, or personal training clients?  In this week’s Fitness Insight podcast, Jamie Atlas (www.bonzabodies.com), Pharoah Kafele (www.puravidaclub.com) and Andrea Oh (www.todaysfitnesstrainer.com) look at fitness certifications, their value to fitness professionals, and the business opportunity it provides for the organizations that…
  • Fitness Tip of the Day #21

    Andrea Oh
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #21 appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. An optimistic outlook on challenging situations can lead to greater goal success Fitness Tip of the Day: Focus on the reality of the present and don’t dwell on the mistakes of the past. If you’ve turned on your TV or listened to the radio lately, you’ve most likely flipped through news programs that report significantly more negative stories than the feel good ones that make you believe in miracles. When we are inundated with that type of negative influence, day in and day out, it’s…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Technology, Gadgets and Gizmos

    Andrea Oh
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Technology, Gadgets and Gizmos appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Technology, Gadgets and Gizmos Fitness is nothing like what it was back in the 80’s!  All you had to do was put on your generic sneakers, Adidas running shorts and cotton t-shirt and you were ready to go!  With the release of new technologies like the Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch, the anticipation of the Apple Watch, clothing that tracks activity and movement, and a growing field of technology tools available to the consumer (to track and motivate us to exercise), it’s…
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • P90X Round 3 Day 16 -17: Chest/Back and 2 Mile Run

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.I was only able to get half my Chest/Back workout in and a 2 mile Run the past couple days.Plus I have been thinking, Sometimes I'm stuck at work longer than I should be, then come home and get a workout in, which results in the fact that my wife and I do not have as much time together as we should have.Probably not a bad thing for her. Less time that she has to put up with me.Anyway.With some inspiration from a new friend on my Beachbody Message board thread.Here's a plug. For Myself.
  • P90X Round 3 Day 14 - 15: No Rest Day and a Short Run

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.STUFF FOR MONDAY 10/6/14Ab Ripper XYoga X Just the 1st Half Hour. OTHER STUFFWalk2 MilesHand Grips  150lbs x 6 Each Hand x3150lbs Inverted x 6 Each Hand x3250lbs x5 Each Hand x3250lbs Inverted x5 Each Hand x3300lbs Negatives (Hold for 3 sec) Each Hand x3300lbs Negatives Inverted (Hold for 3 sec) Each Hand x3FOODBreakfastShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkLunchShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkDinner Baked Chicken/Corn/Mac & CheeseFor Tuesday I went for a short run and was going to…
  • P90X Round 3 Days 10 - 13: Still A Lot of Nothing, but a Huge Accomplishment on Legs/Back

    6 Oct 2014 | 8:48 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.STUFF FOR THURSDAY 10/1/14Nothing. I came home from work, YET AGAIN with a horrible migraine.FOODBreakfastShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkLunchShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkDinner Grilled Chicken/Baked PotatoSTUFF FOR FRIDAY 10/2/14Yeah. It's been a trend this week.Work.So. This was sort of a lost week. It was supposed to be P90X Round 3 Week 2, but I decided I will just repeat Week 2 again. No big deal. I did not get the workouts in. I missed Yoga, Arms/Shoulders and Plyo. I suppose…
  • P90X Round 3 Days 8 - 9: Nothing and Chest/Back

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.STUFF FOR TUESDAY 9/30/14Nothing. I came home from work with a horrible migraine from work.And rather than twerk my way through a workout, I ate my Grilled Chicken and my Baked Potato and I went to bed.FOODBreakfastShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkLunchShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkDinner Grilled Chicken/Baked PotatoSTUFF FOR WEDNESDAY 10/1/14Since I'm incapable of even changing my own oil, I had my car in the shop.I get nervous trying to do any sort of Mechanic-type work myself. Speaking…
  • P90X Round 3 Day 7: Rest/Run Day

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.I had intentions of running at least 5 Miles. However, I kept telling myself it was going to rain. AND it didn't. So. I went home and had a Cheese Burger anyway. It's my rest day.STUFF FOR MONDAY 9/29/14Run2 MilesOTHER STUFFWalk2 MilesHand Grips  20lbs x20 Each Hand x320lbs Inverted x20 Each Hand x3150lbs x10 Each Hand x3150lbs Inverted x10 Each Hand x3200lbs x3 Each Hand x3200lbs Inverted x3 Each Hand x3250lbs Negatives (Hold for 3 sec) Each Hand x3250lbs x3 Each Hand x 1 FOODBreakfastShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut…
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  • Healthy Arteries to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

    Braini Habit
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Share It:   Touch the upper left part of your chest and you will feel the beat of your heart. Your heart is an important organ in your body that is responsible for the circulation of your blood. If you are told that your heart delivers oxygen in your blood throughout your body would you feel comfortable saying that you have a healthy heart? Don’t take your heart for granted and ask yourself if your current lifestyle, which includes your eating habits, is maintaining or harming the health of your heart. Cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke affect both men and women…
  • Behind the Scenes: Do Supplements Enhance Performance

    Braini Habit
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Share It:   Look online for ways to improve physical performance or to improve appearance and you will come across many different types of ergogenic aids. Ergogenic aids are better known as performance enhancers and are usually promoted on many fitness and exercise magazines and websites, and you may see plenty of advertisements in most vitamin and nutrition stores. The most common types of ergogenic aids are dietary enhancers that are promoted by many supplement companies as providing several benefits such as helping to “burn” fat, increase muscle mass, and a variety of other…
  • Improved Performance with Essential Nutrients and Fluids

    Braini Habit
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Share It:   Physical performance in sports or in exercise can depend on your level of fitness, yet your nutrition also has an impact. Generally, athletes and people who engage in weight training or other types of exercise usually try to find ways to improve performance. Normally, when trying to improve physical performance you may look at your current training techniques and see if you can make some changes that will provide additional results. Nevertheless, many people just concentrate on the type of workouts and exercises they perform without actually considering other factors such as…
  • Mnemonic Devices Powerful Tools to Enhance Memory

    Braini Habit
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:41 am
    Share It:   Memory is probably one of most fascinating aspects of your brain since without it you would probably feel lost and not be able to function without assistance. There are several types of memories but the most heard of are short-term memory and long-term memory and each as you may know has its limitations and advantages when learning and trying to remember. In today’s information age there is a vast amount of knowledge that is available from different sources, but what benefit will all that available information be if you don’t remember how to use it. If you are able to…
  • Don’t Miss Out on Food Labels

    Braini Habit
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Share It:   Grab any packaged food or beverage and you will notice a food label with information concerning ingredients, energy, and nutrient content. If you would like to know how much carbohydrate or protein a certain packaged food contains or are interested to know what type of vitamins and minerals are present then you would look at the food label. In the U.S. food manufacturers are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which monitors the information that is included in food labels such as health and nutrition claims of ingredients. The majority of food and beverages…
 
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Jack and Jill

    Jennifer Blake
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    This week’s Lift Weights Faster Challenge Workout is going to hit you in all the right places — the core, legs, and shoulders are on blast with this one. To really target the core? Hold steady. During the Bodyweight Knee-To-Elbow Plank, imagine you’ve got a bowl of water balanced on the small of your back and you don’t want to spill the water, or even let a little splash over the edge. Draw the belly in, set your shoulder blades down in their back pockets and control every last bit of that movement. You ready? Grab a workout timer and prepare for “The Jack and…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Big 10

    Jennifer Blake
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Today’s challenge workout is a descending ladder — every movement is going to stay at 10 reps for each round, except the Hand-Release Pushups, which will decrease by one rep on each round. The hand-release pushups start at 10 reps for the first round and work down to one rep, for a total of ten rounds. Are you ready for this doozy? Grab your body, a pair of Valslides and a workout timer and prepare for “The Big Ten”! “The Big 10″ – Complete 10 rounds of this bodyweight circuit, decreasing the number of Hand-Release Pushup repetitions each round.
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Fabulous 40

    Jennifer Blake
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Today’s challenge workout is a special one for two reasons: The first reason is because it’s my debut on camera for the weekly workout challenge!  You’re going to be seeing more and more of me and I can’t wait to keep bringing you these workout challenges and interacting with you on the Lift Weights Faster Facebook page. The second reason this workout is special is because it was inspired by a very wonderful member of our gym, a woman who has been my friend and client for years. She turned 40 last week and to celebrate, she got her very own Lift Weights Faster…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Spark

    Jennifer Blake
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    This week’s challenge workout comes to you from Cardigan Mark, coach at The Movement Minneapolis. Mark is unlike anyone I have ever met and I mean that in the best, most complimentary way possible :). He is a wizard when it comes to getting your body moving well and your soul shining. I won’t go on here about it because Mark does an amazing job describing his inspiration for this workout in the video, but trust me when I say that you are going to feel open, tall, and ready to take on the world when you’re finished. The Spark – Grab your workout timer, a set of…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Back and Forth

    Jennifer Blake
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    This week’s challenge workout focuses on unilateral exercises, movements where one limb is working independently of the other. Something we all need to get strongerrrr at! To keep things simple and effective, choose one set of dumbbells for the Renegade Rows and Reverse Lunges and pay special attention to the “each side” and “total” reps assigned to each exercise — you wouldn’t want to do more work than assigned, would you? Grab those dumbbells and a timer and you’re off! I can’t wait to hear how you do! The Back And Forth – Complete 3…
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  • Girls, Don’t Be Afraid to Weight Train

    Jane McCafferty
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Are you one of those women out there who thinks that you’ll get “too bulky” if you workout with weights? Don’t be. There are many reasons that women should lift weights — chief among them, in my opinion, is that you’ll get an awesome body. Who doesn’t want that? Yep, weight training (even for women) […] The post Girls, Don’t Be Afraid to Weight Train appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Is the Atkins Diet Right for You?

    Jane McCafferty
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    When I tell people I’m a big fan of the Atkins Diet, I usually get one of two reactions – 1) people still do that diet?; or 2) isn’t that actually really unhealthy for you? Fat gets a bad rap in the health and nutrition world, no doubt about that. And eating fat is a […] The post Is the Atkins Diet Right for You? appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Always Have a Routine

    Jane McCafferty
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    We love talking health and fitness here at Jane’s Best Fitness, so we thought we’d kick off our first ever “blog post” here discussing one of our favorite topics: keeping up a routine. Now, many people hear the word “routine” and have a very natural negative reaction to it – these people love to live […] The post Always Have a Routine appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
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    Travel Strong

  • Travel Hacking: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

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

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

    Will
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Squat challenges (right behind ice bucket challenges) are all the rage at the moment. Everyone seems to be doing one, and unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you will have most likely come across one of many on the internet. But just in case you don’t know what I’m talking […] The post Take On The Bodyweight Squat Challenge That Works! appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • Gym Hacking: How To Find A Great Gym Anywhere

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

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

  • The No Complaints Challenge

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

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

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

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

    Jeff
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    What is the one new skill you want to learn? What is the one thing you want to know more about? Today is the day to start learning a new skill or gain expert knowledge on a subject. Remember, all the masters started where you are. At square one. Darren Hardy, personal development guru and author, has a systematic method for achieving this. He calls it the 1-1-5-3-1-30-30-5 Plan. I’m not sure why Mr. Hardy wants to complicate things with a long name, but I’ll break it down so it’s easily digestible.   1 – What is your #1 goal? 1 – What skill or knowledge do…
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    Fitness 4 Home Superstore

  • Healthy Recipe: Easy and Satisfying Meat Loaf

    Bob
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Satisfying and filling food doesn’t have to kill your fitness efforts. Comfort food can fit into a healthy diet. And when it comes to classic comfort food, you can’t beat homemade meat loaf. Here’s a great, heart-healthy recipe for meat loaf (courtesy of the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute) that will fill you up and give you the fuel your body needs to perform at its best. The extra lean beef helps reduce the fat content for this meal, while all of the seasonings provide for a rich and flavorful taste. Best of all, it’s super simple, with just three easy steps! Ingredients:…
  • Weight Storage Racks are Home Gym Essentials

    Bob
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    When it comes to home gym equipment, some items are very showy and visually impressive, while other pieces are more functional, maintaining a place as the workhouses of the setup. Weight storage racks may not be as flashy or exciting as some other types of fitness equipment, but they certainly serve an important role. These racks are a foundation of your weight system, as they provide an essential storage place for your dumbbells and weight plates. This ensures these weights are kept safely out of the way, and also kept organized in a way that prevents them from getting damaged. Durability is…
  • Add Variety to Workouts with Cross Training Accessories

    Bob
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    One of the things that can most easily sabotage your fitness plan is boredom. Cross training is popular (and often recommended by many trainers) because it is an effective and easy way to add variety and freshness to your workout routine. As a bonus, it can also help ensure your workout is always challenging and allows you to work out different muscle groups and parts of the body. We offer a range of cross training equipment to help keep your workout strategy challenging and interesting. Conditioning ropes Conditioning ropes (sometimes also called battling ropes) are a perfect choice for…
  • Workout Tip: Food Timing and Selection is Important

    Bob
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    Your workout routine is a critical part of your fitness strategy, of course, but it’s only half the equation. Eating the wrong type or volume of food can totally sabotage all of the hard work you do in your workouts. We all know it is important to watch what you eat carefully and focus on the most nutritious, healthy foods while staying away from those that are bad for you. But it isn’t quite that simple. Putting together the perfect eating plan that best complements your workout isn’t just about picking smart foods. It’s also about arranging your eating schedule strategically and…
  • Treadmill of the Month: True PS825

    Bob
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    We have many great treadmills available here at Fitness 4 Home, but we know it can sometimes be tough to figure out which one would be best for you. It can also be a challenge to try and keep track of all of the particular features and options each particular machine can offer. So we thought it would be helpful if we occasionally spotlight a specific machine and tell you a bit more about why it might be the perfect choice for you. This month, we are highlighting the True PS825. This machine gives you a health club experience right in the comfort of your own home. It delivers the quality and…
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    Yoga - 42Yogis

  • Yoga Nidra Paves The Way To True Tranquility

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    Yoga Nidra is also known as yogi sleep. It is a deep form of relaxation that many individuals experience while meditating during yoga. This sleep-like state is extremely peaceful and restorative. It is generally achieved after yoga poses have been completed as individuals devote themselves to a meditative period. Yogi sleep can be achieved without performing a full session of yoga. A person can reap the rewards of this form of meditation at any time that there is a need. However, it is most effective after a complete yoga routine. Finding Time for Yogi Sleep is Beneficial Yoga is a form of…
  • Top 13 Yoga Retreats for 2015

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    I woke up to snow on the ground today, and thought, "wtf...it's only October." Then I realized, "Yes!" It's already October! This means Halloween is coming up in just a couple short weeks. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, followed by Christmas, and 2015. This also means if we're going to do any yoga travelling in 2015, we should start figuring it out soon before all the good Early Bird spots are taken. But with so many great yoga retreats, how do you pick? Don't worry. I've taken the guesswork out of it for you. Here's my picks for the top 13 yoga retreats for 2015. 1. Waves Within,…
  • Yoga Gear Review: Sivana Spirit Headband

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    My hair is always changing. I let it grow, and then on a whim I chop it all off. The colour changes about once a month, but one thing remains the same: it gets in my eyes during downward facing dog, even if I have it pulled back. This has been arguably the most frustrating part of my yoga practice. I have tried all sorts of things ranging from bobby pins to headbands. Nothing works. My hair is just too damn defiant. Then I found the Deity Mantra Headband from yoga lifestyle brand Sivana Spirit, and I thought I'd try it out. It's a pretty headband, and if it doesn't work for yoga, well, then I…
  • Obehi Janice has a snarky view on diversity in yoga

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    You might remember from one of our posts earlier this year that yoga is predominately attended by skinny white women. "That upscale white woman is the image of yoga," Robin Rollan of the popular Black Yogis blog says. "I think a lot of us see yoga as something that’s not for us, because of the lack of imagery [of people of color in yoga]. It is changing, but the image of a white, affluent, thin person is still very entrenched." There are yoga studios like Green Tree in Los Angeles and Chicago non-profit I Grow Chicago that are trying to bring yoga to those who are *not* upscale, skinny…
  • Yoga Gear Essentials for Beginner Yogis

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Yoga is incredibly popular right now with hundreds of yoga joining the millions already doing yoga. If you're new to yoga, it may seem very intimidating to you. Some people might give you a long and precise list of everything you need, and others might not say a word. Both are equally confusing! This list is designed to take out some of that mystery. This list will tell you exactly what you need to get started with yoga, and practice yoga safely. A couple workout outfits A lot of people first starting out with yoga believe that normal workout gear is fine. And it might be for your first…
 
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    CFS Fitness Vacations & Weight Loss Camp Blog

  • Fitting Into The Digital Revolution

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

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

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

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

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

  • Long run Monday

    roundroots
    11 Oct 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Sorry I have been a little MIA for the past week. My internet is all messed up and not working, and we can’t figure out why. I have still been running though don’t worry! On Monday I had a long run day with just myself and the pup. We left my house and ran up […]
  • Golden Gate Canyon State Park

    roundroots
    3 Oct 2014 | 7:43 pm
    It’s been really cold and kind of snowy up here in the high country, so today Matt, Frank and I went to Golden Gate Canyon State Park for a run. I have been wanting to run in the park since I decided that I am going to sign up for the Dirty 30 which will […]
  • First Snow of the Season!

    roundroots
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
    I took some photos of Abasin from Loveland Pass. Then the Gore Range from Ute Pass today. Enjoy!
  • Morning Run

    roundroots
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    After 2 rest days because my calves were sore after hiking Quandary, I was itching to run this morning. The sky is still gray, but it wasn’t raining (or snowing) so it actually was the perfect temperature for running. I did a nice little loop around my neighborhood and it felt great! It’s crazy the […]
  • Quandary Hike

    roundroots
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Today I hiked my second 14er in Colorado, Quandary Mountain. One of my good friend’s from college recently moved to Denver and we of course have opposite schedules so we haven’t spent much time together. But randomly I got a Saturday off of work this week so we planned to do a hike. She really […]
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    Pancake Warriors

  • WIAW #8 – Back on Track and It Feels So Good

    Sam
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:46 am
    Happy Wednesday!  I’m excited to share with you my recent eats. As you all might know, I was suffering from some serious over-indulging (like these cookies and truckloads of pumpkin spiced granola and almond butter) the past few weeks. Work was busy, the dog is sick, I wasn’t sleeping much and meal prep consisted of grabbing...The post WIAW #8 – Back on Track and It Feels So Good appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Spiced Apple and Oat Protein Pancakes

    Sam
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Hello loves! I have a fun new pancake recipe for you.  It has spiced apples in the batter and was amazing with those candied cinnamon vanilla walnuts I shared with you on Sunday!  There are some times when I think it is 100% worth the time to have a extra special breakfast.  Like after teaching...The post Spiced Apple and Oat Protein Pancakes appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Beginners Series: Leg Day!

    Sam
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    The Beginners Series: Legs workout has a great breakdown of how to perform  these moves without weight.  Please perfect your form before adding any weight to the mix!  Remember keep your core engaged and really think about the moves you are performing as you work through legs. The benefits of legs is you get a...The post Beginners Series: Leg Day! appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Candied Cinnamon Vanilla Walnuts

    Sam
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    I started my Saturday teaching spin and decided I wanted something luxurious for breakfast after class was over.  I’ve been craving caramel apples covered in walnut pieces since fall started.  I made the next best thing – candied walnuts.  Not just any candied walnuts – walnuts covered in vanilla coconut palm sugar, vanilla and cinnamon.  HEAVEN!...The post Candied Cinnamon Vanilla Walnuts appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Fitness Friday #6 – 1000 Reps Workout

    Sam
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s Friday y’all! We have a lot going on this Friday. We have our Fitness Friday linkup, a 1000 rep workout challenge (below), and the last day of our giveaway! There are only a few hours left, so if you haven’t make sure to check it out and register for a chance to win. Even...The post Fitness Friday #6 – 1000 Reps Workout appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
 
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    MuuveMuuve » | Get Motivated and Healthy

  • Top 4 Travel Tips

    Fiona Morris
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:02 pm
      Travel Tips: Take a pair of hiking boots, because you never know what you might find in the great outdoors. When I have some travel planned I always take some time to do a bit of research about where I am headed. It is peace of mind that when I arrive at my destination I know where I can find the things I need. If you struggle to stay motivated when you aren’t in your comfort zone this will help to keep you on the right track. Whether you are travelling for business, a weekend get-away or perhaps a big holiday this bit of planning could be the key to your success. Often when I am…
  • Waking up on the wrong side of the bed??!

    Kristen Webb
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:24 am
    Ever have one of those days where you feel like whatever you do…it’s just going all wrong?! And no matter what you do, you can’t seem to fix it?! You’re just wishing the day away, wanting to go to sleep to end the miserable day you had to have a better one tomorrow? Yep.. We’ve all been there. Let me guess, it goes something like this- you woke up early, even before your dreaded alarm went off, feeling proud, you reward yourself with twenty extra minutes of sleep, which then you completely oversleep. You barely have time to take a shower, forget even washing your…
  • Workout Wants

    Jordan Allen
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I love fitness and working out and even if you aren’t a huge fan, who doesn’t love workout clothes?! Only crazy people that’s who. It’s all so comfortable, and breezy and now they are making workout clothing items even more stylish than ever! I thought today I would share with you some of my favorite workout items-some I own, some I really wish I owned. 1. Nike Roshe’s (umm yes please!!) go here to customize your own! 2. Lululemon- yes, they are pricey but I promise you it’s WELL worth your money! 3. Nike jacket- after a good run outside in chilly weather,…
  • Becoming involved – A glimpse into the tri world

    Matthew Jennings
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:59 pm
    When I started triathlons four years ago, I had no idea what I was getting into! Being the youngest in an active family, I had always been involved in sports and trying new things. Several family members of mine had competed in triathlons, including the 70.3 World Championships and the Hawaii Ironman, so I had a general knowledge of the sport. Getting involved: After playing sports growing up and running a marathon, I transferred to Northern Illinois University and wanted to be involved in something. Looking back, it was the decision to join the triathlon team and not a fraternity that…
  • Motivation from Within

    Molly Lockwood
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    There is one complaint I hear from people far too often: they can’t get motivated. Their lack of  motivation is the thing preventing them from reaching their full potential, whether it’s in school, at work, in taking control of their health, or anything else. People always spend so much time seeking motivation from other people, desperately searching for something that will give them that push they need to get up and just do whatever it is. While getting support from others can certainly be very beneficial, you will never find success by depending on that. In order to take…
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    Coach David

  • Vídeo – Treino de Abdominal – Elevaçao de Pernas

    Coach David
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Treinando abdominal pesado pra definição e trincar a barriga com a corrente nos pés e executando elevação de pernas na paralela.Author informationCoach DavidEu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest |
  • Vídeo – Agachamento Abduzido no Smith Machine

    Coach David
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    Laiza treinando pernas e glúteo no smith machine com o agachamento abduzido bem pesado. Treino ótimo para pernas e o foco no glúteo. Se quer hipertrofia nas pernas e glúteo, tem que fazer este exercício.Author informationCoach DavidEu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube |…
  • Vídeo – Rosca Cruz Unilateral Cross – Treino de Bíceps

    Coach David
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Coach David treinando bíceps com a rosca cruz unilateral no cross over machine. Este treino é excelente para pegar o ângulo diferente para o bíceps. Adoro executar este exercício no final da série de bíceps.Author informationCoach DavidEu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube |…
  • Vídeo – Treino Funcional Com Dois Cocos

    Coach David
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Juliana treinando funcional com dois cocos na praia executando a corrida lateral. Treinamento com método tabata. 20 segundos de treino com 10 segundos de descanso por 4 minutos.Author informationCoach DavidEu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest |
  • Não Existe o Treino de Musculação Perfeito

    Coach David
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:28 am
    Qual É O Treino de Musculação Perfeito? Musculação não é 45 minutos de academia, é um estilo de vida. ocê estar procurando o melhor treino de musculação para hipertrofia (ficar gigante, ter resistência, perder gordura, ter força ou ficar sarado(a) pro verão? Você tem treinado diversos tipos […]Author informationCoach DavidEu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos,…
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    GymSanta

  • What Is The Best Stationary Bike?

    GymSanta
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    So, you’re interested in buying a stationary exercise bike? Great! Cycling is an excellent way to improve your fitness level and overall health. Unfortunately, there is a problem. There are more than one hundred different bikes to choose from! Most of them aren’t worth your time to even consider, but luckily for you, we have […]
  • How to Lose Weight Through CrossFit

    GymSanta
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    There are other – and some say better – ways to workout and get in shape. CrossFit has become very popular throughout the world over the last decade. This type of exercise has a more versatile approach to getting fit, and has a greater variation to strength training than you will get from exercise machines. If you […]
  • Stationary Bike Workouts for Weight Loss

    GymSanta
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Are you one of those people who think stationary bike workouts are monotonous and boring? Think again! By choosing workouts that go up and down in intensity, and by frequently alternating between them, this type of training can be both fun and inspiring. Spin Bike Workouts – Group Training at the Gym The fun and […]
  • What is the Best Elliptical Machine for Home Use?

    GymSanta
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Are you looking to buy an elliptical, but you just don’t know which one to choose? Let us help you find the best elliptical machine for home use! After researching and testing the top brands and models on the market, we selected three that we think are the best in their respective price range. One […]
  • 7 Amazing Elliptical Machine Benefits

    GymSanta
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Have you ever wondered how an elliptical machine benefits your health? You’re not alone. Many people ask the same question. The answer is, in many ways! But in my opinion, it has 7 amazing benefits that really make a difference. Let me tell you which they are. But First This… What’s with the weird name? […]
 
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    Sustainable Exercise

  • Strength Training For Cardiovascular Benefits

    Erin Haske
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    One of my favorite ways to give bang for buck in my workouts for my clients (and for myself), is circuit style strength training. I love it because it helps to maximize efficiency, providing both the strength building and cardiovascular effect that most people need to maintain good fitness and meet the demands of day […]
  • Exercise of the Week: Band Shoulder Dislocates

    Erin Haske
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:45 am
    First, a little disclaimer – you will not actually dislocate your shoulder with this! I’ve had about a million clients tell me I should change the name of this exercise, but I love it – people always remember which one it is, and that’s half the battle. I’ve also seen them called shoulder pull-throughs, but […]
  • Food Friday: Greek Beef Skillet

    Erin Haske
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    I have to admit that Friday dinner is one of my biggest challenges, week in and week out. Between working long days, plenty of gym time, and a depleted stock of groceries, I often get home on Friday evening not very excited about cooking. That’s why I LOVE recipes like this one from registered dietitian […]
  • Know Your Body: Your Gluteus Minimus

    Erin Haske
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    It’s finally time for the last little piece of the pie. I’m actually talking about the little pie-piece-shaped muscle that is your gluteus minimus. Over the last few weeks, we’ve talked about the other two muscles in the gluteal complex – the gluteus maximus and the gluteus medius. Now it’s time to shift our attention […]
  • How To Do Lunges

    Erin Haske
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Let’s do some lunges – everyone’s favorite exercise! Ok, maybe I am getting a little ahead of myself. Lunges have a bit of a bad reputation (read: hard). Some people complain that lunges hurt their knees – most often, this is an easy fix with a little technique tuneup, since lunging (done right) actually builds […]
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    Joe to Pro Athlete

  • Boxing Basics; Stance and 1-2, with expert guest Johnny Perez

    jpascale
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Join me and expert guest Johnny Perez, of the KO Club: Home of Team No Excuse, as we dive into some boxing basics.  You can use these skills just to add some fight style cardio, like heavy bag work, to your existing functional fitness programs.  Or, you can start here and build off of these basics until you’re ready to box with the pros. In this first video, we’ll go over the basic stance for boxing.  Then we’ll show you how to throw a basic “1-2″ combo. If you want to learn how this type of training fits into a complete training program, and for a custom…
  • Alactic Capacity Conditioning Demo

    jpascale
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Build your conditioning workouts like this if you’re working for the ability to explode repeatedly.  Be as fast at the end of the game as you were when it started. To learn more about conditioning, or how Alactic Capacity training fits into a complete strength and conditioning program, try Online Personal Training with a JTP coach today.  You’ll receive complete custom training programs each month, plus the live 1-on-1 support that you’ll need to get it done!  You can do it.  We can help. Link to Completed MMA Conditioning E-Book coming November 1st.  Check back for…
  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Successful people don’t give up.  You might “fail” over and over again, but the only true failure is to stop trying. Thomas Edison failed in over 10,000 attempts to create the incandescent light bulb, before he was successful just ONCE. Is your weight not where you want it to be?  Keep missing that big lift?  No big deal. Right now is just one more chance to try again. The post Weekly Inspiration appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Boxing AND Fitness: With Guest Experts from The KO Club

    jpascale
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Contrary to popular belief, there’s a boxer in every one of us.  Want to be a professional boxer?  Keep reading.  Want to use basic boxing drills for exercise, but you never want to set foot in the ring?  Even if you never plan to fight, there’s something in this article that can add fun and variety to your current training program.  Keep reading. Boxing is called the sweet science for a reason.  It’s as much an art as anything else.  Fighters need the endurance of a marathon runner, plus the grace of a ballerina, all neatly paired with enough speed and explosiveness to rival…
  • Plate Pinch Demo for Freaky Grip Strength

    jpascale
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Try plate pinches to develop crazy strength in your forearms, and all the way down through your fingers. To learn how plate pinches and grip work fit into a complete training program, try Online Personal Training with a JTP coach today.  You’ll get custom training programs each month from an industry elite coach, plus live 1-on-1 support to help you pull it off! The post Plate Pinch Demo for Freaky Grip Strength appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric's Fitness Blog

  • A "True" Way To Lose Weight

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Can You Handle The Truth?       There are so many CRAZY DIETS out there today; Atkins, South Beach, Paleo, Low Carb (I advocate), Volumetrics, Mediterranean, Zone Diet, Weight Watchers, the list goes on...Many of these diets can actually help you lose weight, decrease the likelihood of cardiovascular disease, and be an efficient way for you to control your blood sugar (diabetics). But for those of you who have the "on the go" lifestyle, who find it hard to plan out every meal (time management is a for a later article), following these diet's inconvenient and…
  • Use Your "Time" Wisely!

    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Time!      "Time"...It's what helps us to sequentially order events that happen around the world and in the universe we populate. It's a a term to quantitatively measure the moments that pass by. And it's something that we all have a very limited amount of...I think if you asked anyone on Earth if they wanted to make the most of their life their response would be a resounding, "YES!" Therefore, it is not the intention of this article to tell you to make the most of your time as you might initially be thinking from reading the above sentences (you've heard that thousands of…
  • Free Weights vs Machines

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    "Two Roads Diverged In A Yellow Wood..."-Robert Frost      A free weight is a weight that is not connected to a structure that is anchored into the ground. Dumbells and barbells are the typical pieces of exercise equipment that comprise "free weight exercises."      When we talk about "machines" we are not talking about The Matrix. Although people seem to complicate exercise all the time, machines refer to resistance provided by a structure that is anchored into the ground.  This Is A "Machine" Because It Is A Structure Anchored Into The Ground…
  • Bringing The ENERGY!

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
        I'm putting a new spin on this article today. Rather than talking about science, training, and how to reach specific goals (which I love!) as I normally do, I thought it'd be fun to talk about something different, and yet,  equally important! I am writing this article with the strength coach/personal trainer in mind (to keep this in the "fitness" category) but don't let that turn you away from reading the rest of this article! I firmly believe that absolutely anyone from the Mom/Dad/boss/ teammate/ coach/ friend/sibling, ect... can take away information from this…
  • Bilateral vs Unilateral...That Is The                         Question! 

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Bilateral vs Unilateral     There are so many different options for someone to choose from when they are creating a program or even making up a workout on the fly! Free weights vs machines, heavy vs light, strength vs power, stable vs unstable, steady state vs HIIT, the list goes on...So, today I'd like to answer one of those questions. How about  BILATERAL VS UNILATERAL? Bilateral meaning using two limbs (arms or legs) to lift a weight and unilateral meaning using one limb (arm or leg) to lift a weight. Bilateral vs Unilateral Exercise Selection So Which Is Better?
 
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    Fitness Authority Online

  • Green Stools in Toddlers – What Is There to Know?

    John
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    There are a lot of people who are very particular about the stools of their toddlers and this is considered to be a good thing because stools can indicate whether the toddler is healthy or not. The stools can also indicate whether the toddler has an underlying health condition.There are a lot of parents who become concerned when they see that their toddlers have released green stools. Admittedly, the sight of green poop in toddlers can be disconcerting but with proper research, it can be explained. While there may be instances when it can show a digestive or intestinal problem, it is likely…
  • 17 causes of lower abdominal pain in women

    John
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Lower abdominal pain is the most common condition that people particularly female persons suffer from on many occasions in their lives. Although the related cause for this condition might vary from person to person, but most of the causes that lead to abdominal pain are not very serious in nature.The issue can be easily diagnosed and treated accordingly. Nevertheless, there is also the possibility that the pain that is felt in the lower abdomen can sometimes be an indication of a serious malady and that is why it is essential that it is not ignored and treated on time.Causes of lower…
  • Why Do You Have Pain in Lower Right Abdomen

    John
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    There are a lot of people who actually experience pain in lower right abdomen. There are instances when the pain is just enough to make people feel uncomfortable for a certain period of time but there are also instances when the pain that people are feeling becomes too severe and they would have to go to the hospital to make the pain go away.Some of the reasons for pain in lower right abdomen may just be common. It can be caused by the food that people eat or it may also be caused by muscle strain. There are times though when it can become serious.Lower Right Abdominal PainThe location of the…
  • Dangers of Prescription Sleep Aids in Children

    John
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Sleeping pills have been a universal means of relieving sleep-deprived individuals. They desperately seek relief to those sufferable sleepless nights. Children, too, are spoon-fed medications with similar ingredients to those prescribed to adults with sleep disorders. Recently, however, there is growing concern over some of the negative short and long-term effects it has on adults and children. Sedative-hypnotic sleeping pill users, for one, are not given ample warning about some of the side-effects. The communication chain has been broken.Prescription Sleep Aids in ChildrenMany common…
  • How Many Pushups Should People Do

    John
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:48 pm
    There are instances when people become confused with the different exercises that they would like to do probably because there are so many that are available. One of the most popular and oldest exercises that never get old though is pushups. There are a lot of people right now who still do it every day.Most people though just include it as one of the exercises that they do in a day. Some people would like to be able to do it alone but how many pushups should be done every day to make it effective in making people lose weight and have stronger cores?How Many Pushups Should People DoWhat are…
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    FitMonk

  • AMP Citrate In Australia

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    18 Oct 2014 | 11:18 pm
    Over in the USA, there is an outburst from consumers over the potential danger with an ingredient called AMP Citrate. The article written by USA Today & Consumer Reports demonised AMP for it’s potentially harmful effects. So what is AMP Citrate? The ingredient AMP, or 2-Amino-https://www.fitmonk.com.au/amp-citrate-australia/4-Methylpetane is an ingredient that you can find naturally occurring in Pouchung Tea (and even Green Tea!). The majority, if not all, the industry actually uses AMP directly sourced from Pouchung Tea. AMP by itself can induce increased mental energy, focus and…
  • When To Drink Protein Shakes

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Choosing when to drink protein shakes is a question often asked online. It’s become super confusing as the years have gone as, as more and more companies have been marketing their products in a way where they believe timing is absolutely important. People online are taught that if they miss their protein shake post-workout they’ll go into a catabolic comma. The reality is, you won’t – You’ve been lied to for years.  If you’re aiming to accomplish one of these goals – Lose fat, build muscle, get strong, get fast or be healthy – then the only…
  • Why Does My Life Suck?

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:21 am
    Hey there stranger! Chances are you managed to find this page by Googling the term, “Why Does My Life Suck?”. I’m going to be honest throughout this post, and let you know that happiness is something that is to difficult to figure out or define. What does it mean to be happy? Is it a big car? Is it a loving family? Is it being on an adventure? See, happiness is too hard to define and most people find themself on an endless pursuit trying to find it. I much prefer to use the term fulfilled.  Fulfilled describes a feeling of satisifaction. See, most people get to the stage…
  • MusclePharm launches CocoProtein Sports Drink. Another Industry Gimmic?

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Another Olympia has passed and fitness lovers everywhere are getting bombarded with new product releases. The highlight gimmic today is MusclePharm’s CocoProtein. They claim, they’ve created a revolutionary post-workout product for every type of fitness enthusiast. MusclePharm LOVES riding new ingredient waves. It seems that every time they identity a market that is evolving they decide they want a piece of it. Unfortunately, I don’t think the coconut water industry isn’t one that will pay off. It’s a highly satutrated market, and one that already contains…
  • Who’s Actually Winning? Mr Olympia 2014 Prejudging Wrap Up

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Note: Official stream is now LIVE – http://new.livestream.com/bodybuildingcom/2014-olympia-finals As usual, it seems that the industry is up in arms about the Mr Olympia competition and who will take the Sandow. Every single year people argue and root for the under dog(‘s). It’s never changed year after year and never will change. This year people want to see Phil Heath uprooted and someone else given the opportunity to represent the sport. I guess that’s just the nature of a purely subjective sport. My opinion during the prejudging is that it became apparent that…
 
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    fitness for muscle

  • Best foods for muscle building

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Best foods for muscle buildingBest foods for muscle building. Fitness is science. Knowledge of the body, exercise and good nutrition. Many beginners often think that muscle building is nothing but only with heavy weights in again. Preferably every day of the week and hours on end, where the muscles cry and hope to finally get it. Gets to rest Where one particular error in question is a proper diet.A good and healthy diet is always important for a healthy and well-functioning body. If your goal is building muscle, you can replace the word important indispensable. Without a proper diet because…
  • Great diet foods

    3 Oct 2014 | 3:01 am
    Great diet foodsGreat diet foods.With all the toxicities modern life brings, people should be more careful in watching their total health and wellness. And with the growing number of people with weight problems, people should be more vigilant in pursuing a healthy lifestyle.WE ARE WHAT WE EAT :Again and again, nutrition experts say there are two main keys that lead to a healthy diet, these include eating the right amount of food depending on the needs and lifestyle of the person and eating a variety of foods to ensure that the person gets balanced diet.And since food and eating properly…
  • Types of physical exercises

    2 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    types of physical exercisesTypes of physical exercises.It is understood the exercise as a whole musculoskeletal motor activities. There are several ways to classify the physical exercises, some of which are:According to the volume of muscle mass: LOCAL: This class is characterized exercise is used to make less than one third of the entire muscle.REGIONAL: regional exercises include between a third and half of the entire muscle. For instance in which the lower limbs and the trunk used.GLOBAL: Unlike the previous two categories, global exercises involve more than half of the entire muscle.
  • Meatballs eggplant and baked beans. Healthy Recipe

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    Meatballs eggplant and baked beans. Healthy RecipeMeatballs eggplant and baked beans. Healthy Recipe.This healthy recipe vegan meatballs eggplant and beans is ideal for changing the way you eat vegetables, or for those less fond of them. The inner texture is creamy and smooth, very versatile for any menu.I like to give a spicy but can be dispensed with chilli paste and add in their place other spices to taste. Oregano, thyme fresh cilantro are also good alternatives. When cooking in the oven in the kitchen saves time and calories. Ingredients: Eggplant 300-50 g, 150 g of cooked…
  • Benefits of doing 30 minutes of exercise

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    Benefits of doing 30 minutes of exerciseBenefits of doing 30 minutes of exercise. Exercise is all-important in our lives, helps us stay healthy and strong. It also allows more and better blood circulation, keeping our heart in its best state, making all arrive seamlessly nutrients to every cell of the body and waste products can be removed efficiently.In today discuss the most relevant daily exercises to do at least 30 minutes benefits.A circulatory level: As we mentioned at the beginning a routine of moderate exercise provides multiple benefits. This activity affects every organ of our…
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    Nats & Fitness

  • Body Beast First Impressions: Build Chest & Tris

    kaybee
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    I have just completed week 2 of the Body Beast programme (should ideally have started week 4 by now but took over a week off due to illness). This means that I have just 1 week of the build phase left (please go here for my intro on the Body Beast programme). I figured this is a great time to write about my first impressions of each of the workouts in this phase. So here goes… There are 6 main workouts in the build phase, each focusing on specific body parts – chest and tris, legs, back and bis, cardio, abs workout and shoulders. This is essentially done in a rotation and you…
  • Hair Update and New Protective Style

    kaybee
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Hey guys, hope you’re all doing well. Been a while since I did a hair related update. In one of my previous articles, I talked about cutting my hair really short (you can see pictures of how short my hair was in the article). After keeping my hair short, crew cut style) for a few months, I decided to grow it back. I’m glad my hair is now at a length where I can easily do different protective styles with it without thinking about how frustratingly short it is. This is my current hair length (shrinkage is awful by the way…lol) I still love rocking my twa. Washing it is not…
  • At-Home Workout: Spotlight on DoYogaWithMe

    kaybee
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    I started practising yoga well over a year ago and I started it in a bid to find a deep stretching routine for my back. I used to have really bad backaches and when I started my fitness journey, I realised that stretching helped a lot. So began my search for something that I could do that would provide relief for my aching back. I went on YouTube and found some yoga videos that helped a lot. Next thing I know I’m doing beginner yoga sessions and loving every minute of it. Since then, I have progressed to doing intermediate yoga and working to perfect different yoga poses. I found out…
  • 5 Things That Motivate Me To Workout

    kaybee
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    I usually wake up very early in the morning to get my workout in before I head out to work and as much as I love working out, there are days that I really need to dig deep to get out of bed. On such days, one or a combination of these five things motivate me to get up and get my workout done and dusted. 1. My Goals The thought of smashing goals that I have set is one of my top motivators. It’s an awesome feeling when you work towards your goals and then achieve them. The more goals you achieve, the more you want to set more goals so you can smash them again. It’s an ongoing cycle…
  • My New Workout Challenge: Body Beast

    kaybee
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:19 am
    Happy new month! I can’t believe it’s October already! 2014 is gradually drawing to a close. How are you doing fitness-wise? Did you commit to what you said you would do fitness-wise at some point during the year? This is a good time to re-evaluate those goals you set and if you’re still looking to start exercising, it’s not too late to start. If you don’t know where to begin, check out this article I wrote for a few points that can help you. New workout challenge: Body Beast I recently started a new workout challenge. It’s another one by Beachbody and…
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    fitneAss

  • Towel Workout To Tone Your Body From Head To Toe

    Mark Norey
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    If you’re getting ready to go for a shower, before taking the shower let’s spend 15 minutes to tone the arms and back with just a towel. Yes, your good old fashion towel can be just as effective as working with dumbbells, machines or resistance band. I know all of you have at least one... Read More The post Towel Workout To Tone Your Body From Head To Toe appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Butt HIIT Workout To Energize And Burn Fat

    Mark Norey
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Today I have a butt HIIT workout for you that focuses on the butt and thighs. We’re gonna be doing 30 seconds on, 10 seconds rest, 4 times for each exercise. I haven’t included a warm up and a cool down so make sure to do these on your own. Let’s get started! Butt HIIT... Read More The post Butt HIIT Workout To Energize And Burn Fat appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Best 3 Exercises To Get Rid Of Armpit Fat

    Mark Norey
    18 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    I know a lot of women complain about their body fat, and especially about the fat from certain spots of their body, like: under chin fat (double chin), belly fat or armpit fat. Today we’re gonna concentrate on how to get rid of armpit fat. But before we go further you must understand one thing: we can... Read More The post Best 3 Exercises To Get Rid Of Armpit Fat appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Pumpkin Pie Mug Cake Ready In Under 5 Minutes

    Mark Norey
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    The Halloween is just around the corner so we should eat some pumpkin pie, right? So I’m gonna show you how to prepare a super easy dessert that you can bake in the microwave: mug cake. If you’ve never did a mug cake before, let me tell you that it’s amazingly simple: you just mix the... Read More The post Pumpkin Pie Mug Cake Ready In Under 5 Minutes appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Detox Plan To Reduce Bloating And Recharge Energy

    Mark Norey
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:37 am
    The holiday season it’s not so far and perhaps you can’t help yourself but to overindulge in the holiday feasts. You might be feeling tired and bloated due to the excess amount of sugar, refined carbs, salt and alcohol consumption. Excess amount of refined sugar causes spikes in our blood sugar level which means more... Read More The post Detox Plan To Reduce Bloating And Recharge Energy appeared first on fitneAss.
 
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    SECTOR9FITNESS

  • Growing a Bigger Chest Rep by Rep

    Eric
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Growing a bigger chest rep by rep is exactly how you grow a chest. Today was a chest workout for me so I thought I’d share what I did and how to achieve a chest that’s dense and wide! What I did today was mostly using the barbell in the incline position and the flat […] The post Growing a Bigger Chest Rep by Rep appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Creatine Supplements

    Eric
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Creatine supplements have been around for years. Creatine supplementation has been studied for over 80 years! Creatine can be found in certain foods like steak, fish, bison, wild boar, elk, buffalo and other wild game such as the ones listed. Now our own human body can produce creatine, using the amino acids found in the […] The post Creatine Supplements appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Back Thickness

    Eric
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Back thickness is something that I and many others strive for when they walk into the gym on a back day. It looks good and it says that you are a hardcore lifter. Follow the link below to check out a great workout to build a nice dense back, I’ve used this workout.   Back […] The post Back Thickness appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Top 10 Pre-Workout Supplements

    Eric
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Top 10 pre-workout supplements are what we will discuss in this article. First and foremost I will tell you what a pre-workout is. A pre-workout is a supplement take before workouts that will help you get energized and pumped up to hit the weights or take on cardio. Some pre-workouts only give you a lot […] The post Top 10 Pre-Workout Supplements appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Food For Thought

    Eric
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Here is some food for thought. Today I had some good food, was it completely healthy? Maybe not but you got to enjoy life! I try not to worry to much about how many calories a certain food has or worry to much about what I eat because I feel that if I do do […] The post Food For Thought appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
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    Persisting Metamorphosis

  • Gratitude Post - Life Lessons

    Patrick Dwyer
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:11 am
    When I was a child, my schooling was not the most meaningful thing in my life. There were a million other matters that were more meaningfulor at least I believed to be more meaningful at the time.It wasn't that I didn't care to learn, but more that I didn't perceive a great deal of benefit in what my school deemed as essential. Unfortunately, the school I went to was not the best and they spent the majority of their time teaching students the test rather than teaching students to think for themselves. Luckily, I had access to the Internet and a few teachers and friends that supported my…
  • Sometimes failing to Reach a Goal Is the Best Thing That Can Happen to Us

    Patrick Dwyer
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    What happens when you set a goal and you don't meet that goal? I recently faced this question myself. As many of you might be aware I set a goal to compete in my first triathlon. A big chunk of that goal consisted of facing my fear of swimming in open water.Months of training and tough work was committed towards this goal, but when race day finally arrived I made the decision to not swim and only participated in the biking and running. Although I made a considerable bit of swimming progress and successfully swam in open water during practices, which I had never done before, I still did not…
  • Gratitude Post - Music

    Patrick Dwyer
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:41 am
    Music is a gift that I have become exceedingly grateful for over the years.  I myself fail to be musically inclined and couldn't carry a tune or catch a beat if my life depended on it.  All the same, I do relish music immensely, including all kinds, from classical to hip hop and other music most would have difficulty classifying.  Music can touch and trigger feelings and ideas that words alone would have trouble expressing.  By taking those same vague words and molding them around a repetitive, almost harsh bass note with a hi-hat, you have something that truly speaks.
  • Start Your Day on the Right Foot by Implementing a Ritual

    Patrick Dwyer
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Every morning people wake up to the shrieking of an alarm clock to start their day. Not the utmost optimal way to wake up, but unfortunately that is our reality. What follows in the next hour or two before we leave our homes will pretty much decide our outlook and attitude for the majority of the rest of the day.  So, what is it you do after you hear that alarm start to blare? Do you hit snooze a few times till you're running behind, and now are rushing out the door? Do you roll out of bed on the first ring and jump right into necessities needed to arrive to work on time?  Hopefully…
  • Gratitude Post - Family

    Patrick Dwyer
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    At the close of each day, what is the last thought that you find your mind lingering on?  For me it is usually what I hope to achieve the following day.  How many of us habitually take a moment to review what we are thankful for?  Furthermore, how many of us actually show our gratitude for the daily treasures we receive?In an effort to grow more as a human being,  I have decided to start a weekly post here on PersistingMetamorphosis.com where I take a moment to express my gratitude toward events and people of the previous week.  Here is the first in that weekly…
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    Blog - The Jump Rope Trainer

  • Motivation & Beginner BassJump Workout Video #17

    Daniel Witmer
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    BassJumpers stand up!  MOTIVATIONI hope my pictures of talented (and untalented) hip hop artists motivate you and make you laugh.I will apologize for my profanity at the beginning of this post. Sorry.Having said that, I am fucking charged UP right now!I know I joke around a lot, but... Dudes like Jay Z motivate the hell out of me.Know why?Because he is a business machine.I could skip rope to his rhymes for days.He is self-made and doesn't give a shit what people think.He keeps grinding, day in and day out. He doesn't ask for permission.He doesn't apologize.He is always…
  • Caffeine & Fat Loss: 4 Benefits

    Daniel Witmer
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Howdy Players.  Today... we talking caffeine...And, whether or not it is beneficial when trying to lose fat.I briefly discussed caffeine, more specifically coffee, in a recent post from NYC.However, I thought it made sense to do a post solely on this stimulating substance. Because...I am always looking for ways to help YOU burn fat.I get really psyched when I can help you burn fat without exercising!I consume a lot of caffeine.Remember, achieving optimal fat loss is a combination of many different factors. Do yourself a favor and start doing the small things that add up to…
  • Advanced Jump Rope & Body Weight Circuit #16

    Daniel Witmer
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Happy Weekend, Players.   I promised I would start adding my playlists.So, I did. Uhhhh son ;)Look for the playlist at the end of the video.This week's advanced BassJump circuit was done to the sweet New York City beats of Nas.His 1994 album, Illmatic, is one of the absolute best hip hop albums ever. Period.As I mentioned last week, I will start releasing two videos per week.One beginner.One advanced. It doesn't take hours in the gym or fancy equipment to attain and maintain a lean, healthy physique.And I am here to prove that.Do this workout and then...HAVE A GREAT…
  • 10 Feasts For Fat Loss

    Daniel Witmer
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Hi players!  I know why Snoop showed up today...Because he is obviously about to have some serious munchies.ANDHe needs to build some muscle son!So, I provided 10 delicious recipes that help burn fat and are fantastic for building muscle.In the Doggfather's words himself:"Nom to the motha f*ckin nom, nephew"WHY FEAST?I like to eat.Like... I really like to eat.But not like most "normal" people eat.I am a feaster.And I am a faster.Most days I eat two large meals and that is it. The rest of the day I just drink water, black coffee, or green tea (or bourbon).I don't really snack and…
  • Wednesday Beginner BassJump Video Workout

    Daniel Witmer
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Players! Hi.  When you speak.I listen.That is why I am going to start releasing 2...YES 2!...BassJump videos per week.One beginner.One advanced.Oh, and in my next video, I am going to start adding my playlists.Chea.IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU  "Every otha city we go.""Every otha vid-eeeoooo.""No matta where I go.""I like to skip rrrrooooppppeeesssss!"(If you are not familiar with Tupac, disregard that)(If you are not familiar with Tupac, shame on you)I digress...So, why am I doing this?First of all, I love you.Second of all, I changed my own body by shedding fat through jumping rope and…
 
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