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  • We 'Mirin Vol. 63: 20 Awesome Selfies

    Bodybuilding.com Articles
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:52 pm
    If you've built your dream body, it's your responsibility to show it off! Here are 20 super-fit BodySpace members who have earned the right to take as many selfies as they want.
  • Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than Thought

    Health - iVillage
    HealthDay
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.
  • Poison Pen: The Trouble With Rice

    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition
    By DEBORAH BLUM
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.
  • The No Excuses! t-shirt exercise.

    Carla Birnberg
    Carla
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
     It’s tee-shirt time.  Again.  I’ve got an eight year old sidekick who’d *love* to SHARPIE-up a tee and a college BFF who’s nothing if not honest.  Today’s my day.  Is today YOUR day? Ok, People. I’m passionate enough about this exercise I’m willing to put my *misfit heart* on the line & admit I really hope you choose to join in. You may choose to do it the way that I did. You may choose to do a second option explained below. I simply hope you choose to participate.  The No Excuses!! tee-shirt exercise is something Ive done number of times…
  • 10 Top Self-Confidence Boosters

    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    A hidden culprit of depression, anxiety, and stress is low self-confidence.  Here are some small changes to your daily routine that can help boost confidence.  (click to enlarge) Here's a great bodyweight workout to shape up.  There's 3 levels:  beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Mark Dilworth, BA, PESMy Fitness Hut
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Key milestone for brown fat research with ground-breaking MRI scan

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and burn calories, helping to keep weight in check. Understanding the brown fat tissue and how it can be used to such ends is of growing interest in the search to help people suffering from obesity or at a high risk of developing diabetes.
  • Obesity can amplify bone, muscle loss

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    A new syndrome called “osteosarcopenic obesity” that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity has been identified by researchers. The syndrome explains how many obese individuals experience a triad of problems that place them at a higher risk for falling and breaking bones. Researchers note that the work stands to remind people to consider the damage that can be done to all parts of the body if they are overweight.
  • Massage therapy improves circulation, alleviates muscle soreness

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    Massage therapy improves general blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise, according to a study. The results also showed that massage improved vascular function in people who had not exercised, suggesting that massage has benefits for people regardless of their level of physical activity.
  • Genetic pre-disposition toward exercise, mental development may be linked

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    A potential link between the genetic pre-disposition for high levels of exercise motivation and the speed at which mental maturation occurs has been found by researchers. These scientists studied the brains of the rats and found much higher levels of neural maturation in the brains of the active rats than in the brains of the lazy rats.
  • Physical therapy instructional video may be as good as an in-person visit for shoulder rehabilitation exercises

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A rehab video may get the same results as an in-person visit for shoulder rehabilitation exercises, a new study suggests. "These results are significant for two reasons," said the lead researcher. "First, having an additional tool to augment what the patient learns at an initial physical therapy visit may help with exercise accuracy and hopefully therefore improve outcomes. Additionally as access to physical therapy becomes more limited due either to cost or insurance, identifying new tools to better help out patients will be essential."
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Saturday 140419

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Masters Qualifier Event 1 1-rep-max clean Then, Masters Qualifier Event 4 For time: 100 pull-ups 100 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball Rest as needed between the clean and the couplet. Post load and time to comments. Enlarge image Rich Worcester. Kettlebell Shoulder Press with Jeff Martone - video [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]
  • Friday 140418

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Amanda 9-7-5 reps for time of: Muscle-ups 135-lb. squat snatches Post time to comments. Compare to 130130. Enlarge image 2014 Masters Qualifier Events Announced. CrossFit Games Update: Masters Qualifier Events - [video]
  • Thursday 140417

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    10 rounds of: 1 minute of rowing Rest 15 seconds 30 seconds of 95-lb. shoulder press Rest 15 seconds Post total calories rowed and shoulder press reps completed to comments. Enlarge image Cityside CrossFit. CrossFit Games Update: April 16, 2014 - [video] Back Uprise Progression with David Durante and Chris Spealler - video [ipod] [mov] [HD mov]
  • Wednesday 140416

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Enlarge image Don McKenney on his 90th birthday. I They Wed by Chris Cooper - CrossFit Journal article [pdf] CrossFit Games Update: April 15, 2014 - [video]
  • Tuesday 140415

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Nukes 8 minutes to complete: 1-mile run 315-lb. deadlifts, max reps Then, 10 minutes to complete: 1-mile run 225-lb. power cleans, max reps Then, 12 minutes to complete: 1-mile run 135-lb. overhead squats, max reps Do not rest between rounds. Post run times and reps completed for each exercise to comments. Enlarge image U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matthew "Nukes" Manoukian, 29, of Los Altos Hills, Calif., assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, based in Camp Pendleton, Calif., died Aug. 10, 2012, in Sangin District, Afghanistan, after being shot by an Afghan policeman. He is…
 
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    T-Nation Articles

  • How To Build A Tight, Rock-Hard Waist

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Shrink your waist, maximize strength, and crush the big lifts with these core training techniques.
  • Masochistic Mechanical Drop Sets

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.
  • Back Squats Vs. Box Squats

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The box squat doesn't get all that much respect, but in this match-up, it's the Rocky Balboa of the squat world.
  • The Bulking Diet Delusion

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    No male needs to get above 12% body fat to gain muscle at an optimal rate. A "dirty bulk" will just wreck your body over the long haul.
  • In Defense of CrossFit

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    For all its flaws, CrossFit has done wonders for fitness. It's time we give credit where credit is due, even if CrossFitters are kinda annoying.
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Brazen like a MOTHA!

    Carla
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I am brazen. This isn’t something I’ve always realized, though. So much of my life, I’ve struggled with what seemed to me to be my reckless desire to live outside of society’s expectations for a woman. Since I was 20 years old, I’ve walked in and out of entrepreneurship, a brazen act in and of itself, but even as I did it, I always carried an apology with me. “I’m sorry,” I would tell my husband, my family members, my friends. “I wish I could work a typical 9-5, earn a freaking paycheck, and just be normal.” I believed that my desire to chase my “crazy schemes” was a…
  • Real girls. Reel stories.

    Carla
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
      I was incredibly inspired by Carla’s Brazen post and after nodding enthusiastically at the computer screen– I decided to answer her call to action: What does BRAZEN mean to me? I am the founder of Camp Reel Stories, a media camp for teenage girls.  And I am about to embark on year two of getting 13-18 year old girls to work with professional mentors to make their own media. I have been thinking a lot about what I want our 90 campers and 40 + volunteers to leave camp with. At the end of our week together what has Camp Reel Stories added to their tool kit of life? YES, …
  • The No Excuses! t-shirt exercise.

    Carla
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
     It’s tee-shirt time.  Again.  I’ve got an eight year old sidekick who’d *love* to SHARPIE-up a tee and a college BFF who’s nothing if not honest.  Today’s my day.  Is today YOUR day? Ok, People. I’m passionate enough about this exercise I’m willing to put my *misfit heart* on the line & admit I really hope you choose to join in. You may choose to do it the way that I did. You may choose to do a second option explained below. I simply hope you choose to participate.  The No Excuses!! tee-shirt exercise is something Ive done number of times…
  • Getting (Eggland’s) FRESH with the Husband.

    Carla
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I am the Eggland’s Best EGG’vangelist and the below is a sponsored post.  The fact I’ve stolen the Child, run away to NYC & left the Husband to food-fend for himself is all my own.   Dear Husband, At this point I’m hoping you’ve noticed the Tornado and I are gone. Not to worry.  We are merely galavanting around New York City taking some meetings in the City Which Never Sleeps (hence my bringing our child. she fits right in!) and shall return soon. Since she & I tend to be the ones most EGGcited about food prep and planning — we wanted to leave you…
  • Start spreading the news…

    Carla
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    She’s leaving today! And she knows now. Broadway. Work for mama. Broadway. Back. And, being the misfit I am, I’m not here to seek guest posts (I do love me some real-time, real-life blogging)—but purveyors of F.W.B. and lottsa distractions to bother the husband while we’re away. Any takers? Any NYC-with an eight year old tips? Any fave things or sights we should not miss? Any chance she wont see the musicals and run off to join the traveling shows? The post Start spreading the news… appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
 
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    Trainer Andrei

  • 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.
  • Christmas Gift Ideas for Personal Trainers and Fitness Buffs: Home Gym Edition

    Trainer Andrei
    26 Nov 2013 | 6:08 pm
    Every year around this time I write a post on Christmas Gift ideas for personal trainers or fitness buffs on your list. In the past I’ve focused on small items geared mostly for individual use, e.g., fitbit tracker. This year I decided to take a different spin and focus on fitness gear for a home gym or fitness studio. This way everyone can use it to build strength and get shredded all year round. So, if you know someone with a fitness studio or a home gym, consider one these for their workout space: Battle Ropes Most know them as climbing ropes, but these days they’re are often…
  • Intro to Paleo Diet and Resources to Get You Started

    Trainer Andrei
    23 Nov 2013 | 4:06 pm
    Palaeolithic Diet (Paleo Diet) is a term used to refer to a diet of ‘hunter-gatherer’ societies during the Paleolithic Era of prehistoric human history. Although Paleolithic Era lasted for tens of thousands of years, and a lot has gone on during that time, but generally speaking, the Paleo Diet is based on foods that our prehistoric ancestors would have consumed prior to the invention of agriculture and farming. Simply put, it’s a diet of a caveman. Our ancestors didn’t have fridges built into their caves or cupboards in the huts. Their food wasn’t frozen,…
  • Hiring a Personal Trainer? Ask These Questions First

    Trainer Andrei
    15 Nov 2013 | 3:13 am
    Personal trainers are everywhere. You can find them in your neighborhood gym, on the road going from client to client, online or through a friend. They come with different experiences, backgrounds and specialties.  With so many personal trainers and options, how to do you find the right one for your needs? And finding the right personal trainer is critical to your success, after all they will be one of the primary forces driving you towards your fitness and health goals. So, asking the right questions during your selection process will help you identify the right trainer. Before hiring a…
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    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition

  • Poison Pen: The Trouble With Rice

    By DEBORAH BLUM
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The rice plant is one of nature’s great metal scavengers, with potential health consequences for consumers.
  • Well: Pregnancy Weight Gain Predicts Child’s Obesity

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:46 am
    Gaining too much weight during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk that your child will be obese as a preschooler, new evidence shows. Gaining too little weight may have the same effect.
  • Well: Free Samples Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    One method pharmaceutical companies use to promote new medicines is to give free samples to doctors. A new study confirms the technique is highly effective.
  • Well: Applause for Avocados

    By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    This is the best time of the year for picking up some Hass avocados, the most common type in grocery stores, and putting together these innovative avocado-based dishes.
  • Ask Well: Are Exercise Cool Downs Necessary?

    By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    A reader asks: A lot of exercise routines call for a cool-down at the end. Is this necessary?
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    Weighty Matters

  • Saturday Stories: Hustles, HIV, and Watching

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    James Robinson in Pando Daily covers what he calls the Healbe Hustle, and why perhaps you should never trust or use Indiegogo. Dr. Max Pemberton in The Spectator presents a compelling case for why he'd rather be diagnosed with HIV than diabetes. And a heart breaking post by medical student Shara Yurkiewicz in her Scientific American column and an experience that in one way or another all of us MDs have sadly shared more than once. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook embedded below is a chat I had with Erica Ehm on why parental nos simply aren't sufficient to defend our children…
  • A Great Use for Condoms, Nutella, Mentos, and Coca-Cola

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Now I don't speak one word of Italian, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the heck out of today's Funny Friday science video involving condoms, nutella, mentos, Coca-Cola, and a very lovable Italian.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesIf I Move to Japan, I think I'll Join this GymDogs and Disappearing Treats Make For a Great Two Minute SmileDid You Know that Oreos Are Responsible for the World's Cocaine Supply? 
  • The 4th Myth of Modern Day Dieting: You Shouldn't Eat Unless You're Hungry

    17 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    A few weeks ago I shot some short videos in my office covering the 13 myths of modern day dieting that I wrote about in The Diet Fix. Believing in these myths can break anyone's weight management efforts. Over the coming days I'll be publishing them online. For those who struggle with dietary control I can't imagine a more dangerous piece of advice than, "you should wait until you're hungry to eat". Hunger influences choice. Shop at the supermarket hungry and you'll see that influence in action. Sit down to a meal hungry and while you're not shopping from an aisle, instead you'll be shopping…
  • The 3rd Myth of Modern Day Dieting: Dieting Must Be Difficult

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    A few weeks ago I shot some short videos in my office covering the 13 myths of modern day dieting that I wrote about in The Diet Fix. Believing in these myths can break anyone's weight management efforts. Over the coming days I'll be publishing them online. Simply put, weight lost through suffering comes back. While there's no doubt that weight management and healthful living require effort, if the efforts required include regularly facing off with hunger, blindly denying yourself foods you enjoy, or following a dietary regime that doesn't fit your tastes, they're not going to last. Whatever…
  • The 2nd Myth of Modern Day Dieting: Scales Measure Health

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    A few weeks ago I shot some short videos in my office covering the 13 myths of modern day dieting that I wrote about in The Diet Fix. Believing in these myths can break anyone's weight management efforts. Over the coming days I'll be publishing them online.Scales don't measure the presence or absence of health. Nor do they measure happiness, self-worth, or success. Scales measure one thing, and one thing only. Scales measure weight.        Related StoriesThe 1st Myth of Modern Day Dieting: It's About WillpowerMy Amazon Q&A About my Book The Diet FixHey Look,…
 
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    Again Faster - Latest entries

  • Atlas Stone Molding Instructions

    Jon_Gilson
    24 Mar 2014 | 8:03 am
    Video coming soon...
  • How to Coil Your Again Faster Jump Rope

    Jon_Gilson
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Watch this video to see how Jon Gilson, founder of Again Faster®, recommends coiling your jump rope, so it doesn't come out of your gym bag with kinks or bends.
  • How to size your Again Faster® Jump Rope

    Jon_Gilson
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Now that you have your Again Faster jump rope, Jon Gilson walks you through the steps on how to properly size your rope. If you have any other questions after watching this video, please let us know. Enjoy the rope and best of luck with your double unders! Again Faster Jump Ropes: http://againf.as/ropesize
  • Again Faster® Total Storage Rack Assembly

    Jon_Gilson
    2 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    In this video, Chris Michaud, Lead Design Engineer at Again Faster Equipment, walks you through how to assemble the Total Storage Rack.
  • Building a Coaching Staff

    Jon_Gilson
    11 Feb 2014 | 7:59 am
    Join Again Faster® owner, Jon Gilson, as he conducts a conversation with CrossFit® affiliate owners Amy Ferro, Jay Ackerman, Ben Bergeron and Rick Martinez on various topics important to every affiliate owner.In this 5 minute episode, the panel talks about building a coaching staff and where to find those individuals ...
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    Amelia Phillips

  • To Fast Or Not To Fast

    Amelia Phillips
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I’m not talking about the running type here; I’m referring to the debate over whether you should have a meal prior to your workout, in what is called a ‘fasted state’. You may be a stickler for routine and have your banana or small meal prior to every training session, or…. chances are you have heard people can burn up to 20% more body fat by exercising on an empty stomach and so you workout in the morning without eating. Sounding familiar? A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition took 12 healthy male and had them perform 10mins on a treadmill, with them either fasting…
  • Morning Sun Can Lower BMI, New Study

    Amelia Phillips
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Morning exercise isn’t just good to speed up your metabolism and start the day right, but getting morning rays can help keep the kilos at bay, says new study. A study conducted by North Western University found people who had most of their daily exposure to even moderately bright light in the morning had a significantly lower body mass index (BMI) than those who had most of their sunshine exposure later in the day. However, the main factors to keep in mind are the length of the exposure and the time of day during which you clock hours of sunlight. “The earlier this light exposure…
  • Meat Guide: What To Buy At The Butcher

    Amelia Phillips
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Gone are the days when meat is considered a luxury item on the dinner table. It’s now a more known fact that beef, chicken, lamb and pork can be added to the daily plate, without breaking the bank. You don’t need to go buy the popular cuts in order to get the health benefits meat offers, because truth is that the most uncommon cuts are the cheapest to buy, and in most cases, the healthiest too. In this A Current Affair segment, I look at what cuts are the healthiest, the cheapest and the ones you need to ask your local butcher for. The post Meat Guide: What To Buy At The Butcher…
  • Website Makeover Competition x Fitness First Relaunch

    Amelia Phillips
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    As you may have noticed, and I hope you have, but what was formerly known as AmeliaBurton.com.au has now gone through a very snazzy makeover, and there’s more than just a name change. The new and improved AmeliaPhillips.com.au looks freshers, reads smarter, and is still full of credible articles with news, information and tips on health, fitness and nutrition. To celebrate this new and improved version of my website, I’m holding a huge competition over at all my social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with a giveaway from my generous friends at Fitness First. They…
  • Interview with Daniel MacPherson, Triathlete and Actor

    Amelia Phillips
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Recently I had the pleasure of meeting athlete and actor Daniel MacPherson. He’s the Ambassador for the Fitness First 2014 Corporate Triathlon Series, and with over 20 years experience as a Triathlete; I figured he could give us a tip or two on training for a Triathlon. Amelia: Dan, you’ve just returned from the US, what race did you do there? Dan: It was the Iron Man 73 world champs in Las Vegas: 1.9km swim, 90km bike leg, 21km run. It heated up to 35 degrees, and was hilly, so yes very hard! But I was happy with my 35th place.   Amelia: What is the 2014 Corporate Triathlon National…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Kids on spring break? Add them to your workout.

    workoutmommy
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    My kids are off this week for spring break which means I’ve had to pull out all sorts of creative fitness ideas.  (I could drag myself out of bed before dawn and get it done,  but I am a night owl by nature and the early mornings make me a pretty grumpy mommy.) Here are some of the ways I have managed to fit in workouts this week: *kettlebell swings and/or snatches in the kitchen while the kids are eating breakfast * step ups, pull ups, and tricep dips at the park * long walks around the soccer field * burpees.   Everywhere! * 10-15 minutes of heavy weights each day.   I basically…
  • Flat abs tips, workouts for kids, and my confession as a trainer

    workoutmommy
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    I haven’t written much here this past week because I’ve been busy writing other places.   (and taking my kids to soccer and football practices and games.  I love spring sports, don’t you?!) Here are a few of my posts around the web: Flat-abs secrets from health bloggers:   I’m so excited they included my tip (#2)  in with all these other great bloggers! What do workouts look like for kids:    My kids think gyms are weird,  do yours? Balancing fitness and motherhood:    Before I had kids I was an early morning trainer and used to get so angry when moms would…
  • Injured? So what.

    workoutmommy
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    I have unfortunately have had my fair share of injuries over the years.   About two weeks ago, I re-tore my bum knee doing lateral lunges.    (I had meniscus surgery about 6 years ago).   I knew I wasn’t supposed to do any lateral movements but I got caught up in the class I was taking and forgot all about my previous injury.  The old me would have spent a few days kicking myself for being so careless—these days I’m focusing on the good instead of the bad. I can still walk I can still do burpees I can still do all upper body exercises and best of all, I can still get a…
  • Towel with zippered pocket giveaway!

    workoutmommy
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    This is a great giveaway for those of you who bring a towel to the gym!   The towels are handmade and can be purchased from Etsy. Rachel is offering one towel as a giveaway for Workout Mommy readers!   Have you ever been at the gym trying to juggle your cell phone, keys, ear buds, membership card and towel? This is the answer for you, a pocketed towel! It is made of terry cloth, has a zippered pocket built into the top, and straps with Velcro so you can attach it to a machine at the gym, a baby stroller, bicycle, or anything else you can think of!   Enter to win one of these towels in…
  • Ashley Horner is one fit mommy!

    workoutmommy
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:49 pm
    I follow a lot of fitness people online but I have to say that Ashley Horner is one of my favorites. She is a single mom of 2 boys and is in amazing shape. She is a sponsored athlete with Bodybuilding.com and such an inspiration to me. Some of my favorite Ashley quotes: “Whatever you do, regardless of your starting point and where you are headed never stop moving forward. Small changes are always the best, they snowball into bigger changes and positive habits that will last.” “Of course I have days that my motivation is low, or I have a million things going on in my life.
 
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • How thoughts fool your stomach

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
     NPR - How Your Thoughts Fool Your Stomach 
  • Jenny Craig calls Kirstie Alley Circus Fat Because That's Normal

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    Jenny Craig please don't use the term "CIRCUS FAT," ever - as a description of a person of size - Jenny Craig, you know better.   What is that "Circus Fat?"  Sideshow fat?  You mean 300, 400, 500 pounds?  I was there once. Sideshow performer, Victorian age. Are we supposed to be amused by this?  Is that funny ha-ha?  Like, "Hey!  Kirstie is an elephant? Or a side-show?"  You're making yourselves look like mean-girls for the sake of bad publicity. 
  • Weight Loss Surgery Can Reverse Diabetes, sort of.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    A study shows now what long-term bariatric patients have known:  type two diabetes is potentially helped by weight loss surgery, at least for a while, for many diabetics, but not always forever and for everyone.  (How did my vague work?) NPR -  Bariatric surgery can help obese people lose weight, and excess weight is a big risk factor for Type 2 diabetes. So it makes sense to try to figure out whether the surgery could help control diabetes, too. So far the answer is yes, at least for some people and for three years. But surgery doesn't work for everyone, and the long-term…
  • Fat-free foods totally made us fat.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:09 am
    "And if we did it by merely replacing milk and cheese and fatty meat with carbohydrates, with pasta and potatoes and rice," Taubes says, the theory was that we would live longer, and be thinner. So, one of the top goals listed in the original dietary goals: eat more carbs. "In retrospect, it's kind of amazing, but this was the thinking at the time," Taubes says. Now, to be fair, the kinds of carbs the authors of the guidelines had in mind were whole grains, fruits and vegetables. But this message was lost in translation. What did Americans hear? Fat is bad; carbs are good.
  • brave accepting diverse

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:15 am
    brave accepting diverse BBGC Bariatric Bad Girls Club, BAD.   Brave BBGC Tees here  A more delicate design that doesn't scream bariatric, because sometimes we don't want to.  ;) You won't be charged until the goal is reached in 2 weeks and 2 days.  
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Beware the confirmation bias

    mreades
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
      Recently, while alone and unsupervised, I allowed myself to be goaded into an ill-advised Twitter debate. With someone who calls himself Ducks Dodger, no less. (For those of you who didn’t see it, you can go to my Twitter account, scroll back to April 8-9 and check out this tar baby I got caught up in.) I soon realized the entire affair was an exercise in futility, so extracted myself from it. It was an exercise in futility because it was a blatant case of the confirmation bias writ large. But my aggravation hasn’t gone to waste because I’ve been waiting for an excuse to write a…
  • My Reading Strategy: Kindle versus Physical Books

    mreades
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:45 pm
    I read a lot. I read books on all sorts of subjects: nutrition, science, physics, history, evolutionary psychology, anthropology, paleoarcheology, biography, business and others. I read mystery novels for fun. And I throw in a contemporary (non mystery) novel here and there as the mood strikes me. Although I’m a political junkie, I don’t read many books on politics. I feed that addiction through a number of daily news feeds. A survey just came out showing the average British home contains 138 books. I probably have 138 books just on my nightstand (shown below). I have never counted the…
  • Animal protein worse than smoking?!?!

    mreades
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:15 pm
      I have a great friend who was a Pulitzer Prize nominated Wall Street Journal investigative reporter for over a dozen years. Based on his experience there, he occasionally gives two-day seminars on how to deal with the press. He always starts out on day one by asking the question, What is news? What is news? Think about it and try to come up with your own answer before reading on. Participants in these seminars come up with all kinds of answers. Just about all are variants of one theme: News is the reporting of current events that are of great importance or interest to citizens. Wrong…
  • My Daily Reading Strategy

    mreades
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:53 pm
      Most of you who read my blog with any regularity know I read a lot. At any given time, I’ve got ten to twenty books going. I would estimate I read 150-200 books per year. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about my daily reads of periodicals of one sort or another and the medical literature. I had a guest visiting not long ago who saw me go through my paces and wanted to know exactly how I did it and what I read. I figured if he was that interested, there are bound to be other folks out there just as interested, so I decided to lay it out in a post. Plus, Michael…
  • Whole Grains, Empty Promises

    mreades
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:16 pm
      I hate to put up two book posts in a row, but it just came to my attention late last night that Anthony Colpo has a new book out titled Whole Grains, Empty Promises.  I want to get this up quickly because the book is FREE on Kindle now, but I don’t know how long it will stay that way. I downloaded a copy moments ago and quickly thumbed through it (if one can thumb through something that is digital).  I haven’t read it through, though, so I can’t provide a thorough review.  I just wanted to get it up so anyone who wants it can get it for nada. As most of you know,…
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • How to Make a Cancer-Fighting Salad

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    A great salad is one with whole, natural foods and one that will burn fat and maintain body weight.  Oh yeah,  it should be delicious, or you probably won't eat it.  Here are some tips:  Be sure an download your FREE Fat Burning, Delicious Salads book now!Mark Dilworth, BA, PESMy Fitness Hut
  • 11 Metabolism Boosting Tips to Lose Weight

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:51 am
    Metabolism is basically the rate at which your body burns calories. Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the number of calories you'd burn if you did nothing all day (or the amount of calories your body needs to maintain itself in a resting state).You will use your BMR and daily activity level (including exercise) to set your daily calorie needs for weight loss or maintenance.Here are 11 Metabolism Boosting TipsSee:  It Is Your Metabolism1. Your metabolism will slow down as you age, especially starting at about age 30. Stay active throughout your life to maintain health and an…
  • 4 Easy Tips for Faster Weight Loss

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Reach your fat loss and weight loss goals faster with smart training and eating. You will need to make some changes to your program to be successful.Here are 4 Steps you can take this week to give you faster fat loss and weight loss:1. Shorten your weight training workouts to 40 minutes or less and ramp up the intensity. In other words, work harder for a shorter period of time and you'll get more fat burn and calorie burn during and after your workout.Do as many compound strength exercises (with weights or bodyweight) standing up as possible. These types of exercises work major…
  • 10 Top Self-Confidence Boosters

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    A hidden culprit of depression, anxiety, and stress is low self-confidence.  Here are some small changes to your daily routine that can help boost confidence.  (click to enlarge) Here's a great bodyweight workout to shape up.  There's 3 levels:  beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Mark Dilworth, BA, PESMy Fitness Hut
  • Fat Burning Smoothies to Control Weight Gain

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:35 pm
    You can use fat burning, delicious smoothies to help control your weight gain.   Who isn't looking for healthy snacks to control calories while maintaining energy during the day? And, if you want to build muscle, burn fat and get lean, its important to feed your muscles during the day and before and after your weight training workout.   The top key to keeping the weight loss off for good is to transform your body to lean.  Muscle mass is your top fat burning tool. See Top 10 Weight Loss TipsSmoothies are a perfect choice. They are easy to make and you…
 
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  • Hormones, Chemistry and Long-Term Weight Gain

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    "Long-term fat gain works like this: a person’s hormones go haywire, causing his set-point to rise, and then his body fights to keep him storing more fat…. Most obese people hold a stable weight around their elevated set-point. Obesity is simply the result of the body defending this elevated weight – but in a very regulated way. A heavy person’s higher set-point prompts the body to store more fat in just the same way that a thin person’s lower set-point prompts the body to burn more fat. We all have a set-point - and that’s what determines how slim or stocky we are long-term. Not…
  • What Is Resistant Starch?

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:36 pm
    © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • Does Saturated Fat Cause Heart Disease?

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    A large new study has concluded that saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease. Here’s a quote from one of the many articles about the study:"Many of us have long been told that saturated fat, the type found in meat, butter and cheese, causes heart disease. But a large and exhaustive new analysis by a team of international scientists found no evidence that eating saturated fat increased heart attacks and other cardiac events.For decades, health officials have urged the public to avoid saturated fat as much as possible, saying it should be replaced with the unsaturated fats in foods like…
  • Sleep and Fasting For Weight Loss

    27 Mar 2014 | 12:39 pm
    © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • The Benefits of Choline in Eggs

    16 Mar 2014 | 5:58 pm
    The humble egg is an animal-protein food rich in many vitamins and minerals. One of the important nutrients is choline. Following are quotes from an article: "Choline plays a role in multiple physiological systems from all cell membranes to the function of organs like the liver. Choline produces a neurotransmitter involved in memory storage, muscle control and many other functions.For more than five decades, nutrition science has known that choline is an important compound in the body. However, because humans have the ability to synthesize choline and our diets generally contain significant…
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  • PostSecret: Soap on the Cake

    Laura Moncur
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    This postcard from PostSecret reminded me of how I stayed in my addiction to food for so long. It reads: I had to put soap on this so I wouldn’t eat it out of the garbage. It wasn’t even that good. I knew that putting soap on food was a sign of disordered eating. I remember throwing away cake and thinking, “See, I’m not that bad. I can throw away cake and not have to soap on it like those poor people who are binge eaters.” It was a way that I tricked myself. I wasn’t a binge eater because I could throw away food without getting it out of the garbage. Of…
  • What If You Could Use 100% of Your Brain Capacity?

    Laura Moncur
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:40 am
    I saw the trailer to this new movie, Lucy, and it really got me to thinking. I really believe that the spiritual side of weight loss is what I have been missing since the beginning and I REALLY believe that spirituality is merely accessing part of my brain that I have allowed to become dormant my whole life. Watching this preview makes me wonder how my life would be different if I had been able to access the entirety of my spiritual potential. I especially love this visual image from the movie trailer: She says, I can feel every living thing. What if it were like that? What if I could feel…
  • PostSecret: Obsessive Cravings

    Laura Moncur
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:52 pm
    This postcard from PostSecret reminded me of how I white-knuckled my way down to 150 pounds. It reads: My diet makes me obsess about food to the point where I google image search my cravings in an attempt to stave them off… Just a note to this person and anyone else in this situation: IT DOESN’T WORK. I have done many crazy things to keep myself from eating food, which just fed my obsession. Looking at food on the Internet. Smelling food, but not eating it. Getting scratch and sniff stickers and smelling them instead of eating. Eating too much healthy food instead. Planning how I…
  • Sardines – What Was I Afraid Of?

    Laura Moncur
    29 Mar 2014 | 8:20 am
    A friend on Lose It! had recommended sardines. He said that they are great for protein and they were healthier for me than tuna fish. According to Wikipedia, he’s right: Sardine – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sardines are rich in vitamins and minerals. A small serving of sardines once a day can provide 13 percent of vitamin B2; roughly one-quarter of niacin; and about 150 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin B12. All B vitamins help to support proper nervous system function and are used for energy metabolism, or converting food into energy. Also, sardines are high…
  • Give Me My BROCCOLI!!

    Laura Moncur
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    I adore this animated GIF I found on work sweat achieve! That first cat is all, “I’m not eating THAT!” The second cat is like, “Give me my BROCCOLI!!” I want to be like the second cat. I want to love broccoli so much that I am willing to fight for it. This image is from this YouTube video. You can see it in full here: The last time I had broccoli was at Sizzler last Friday. I ordered the steak and had it with blue cheese crumbles and mushrooms. I moved the mushrooms and blue cheese off my steak onto my broccoli to make it more palatable. Why can’t I just…
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    Mamavation

  • Quick, Easy, and Healthy Recipes for the Family

    Lydia
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    The scene is probably very familiar: you’ve either just gotten off of work and swooped children from daycare or school, or you’ve been working all day from home and kids are pouring off the bus or getting picked up from a sitter. You realize what time it is, and you don’t have anything planned. So, you’re met with a decision: order take-out or make something frozen. Maybe you’re someone who plans really well, and you’ve had freezer meals set up for just this type of moment. Or maybe you’re not so much of a planner, and you’re stuck. Or maybe,…
  • Clean Up Your Makeup

    Lydia
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Have you really ever paid attention to the ingredients in your makeup? Did you ever think you should or needed to? On our most recent Mamavation TV show (watch it above!), we chatted with Sarah Johnson from RawSkinCeuticals and learned that we really do need to paying attention to the products we use. Sure, we hear this all the time about cleaning products or food, but many of us never think that makeup could be toxic to our skin and our bodies, too. The bottom line of the conversation was this: You NEED to make changes. There are too many possible problems that could stem from the toxins we…
  • Finding GMO-Free Candy for Easter

    Gina Badalaty
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Easter is around the corner – and with it, another holiday that fills our kids up full of sugar and toxic treats. But your child’s Easter basket doesn’t need to full of toxic and unclean goodies – nor does it strictly need to be filled with fruit! Today, there is now more GMO-free candy for Easter than ever, so you can buy clean candy and healthy snacks for kids. Ready to learn more? Here is a list of goodies that are all GMO-free. GMO-Free Chocolate What’s an Easter basket without chocolate goodies? Between allergies, GMO’s and unsafe dairy, this can be tricky. Here…
  • Detox Your Cosmetics

    Lydia
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    What is your favorite makeup product? Mascara? Lipstick? Maybe you really like blush. Have you ever thought to pay attention to the ingredients in your favorite makeup? Or have you ever considered that your makeup may contain chemicals that are actually more harmful to your skin and body than they are helpful? In the US, there are no laws requiring personal care products to be labeled for all ingredients. The last time anyone thought to change the policies regarding chemicals and labeling of personal care products for the US was in the 70s. At this point, there are only 11 chemicals banned in…
  • Join the #StonyfieldMarathon Twitter Party April 16th

    Mamavation
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Stonyfield is the official yogurt sponsor of the Boston Marathon this year. They will be there handing out thousands of cups of organic yogurt on race day to runners, their families, volunteers and anyone else who wants to stop by.  They’ve also created a special program to recycle all the cups used that day as well. And they are sending 10 runners to compete. The Boston Marathon is a national exercise of strength and resiliency After the tragedy of last year at the Boston Marathon, this year it’s especially important that we stand together unified in celebration of health,…
 
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Dreamscience Propulsion Thrusters, AMAZING!

    Aaron Usiskin
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Being unable to simultaneously control a power-kite and board, I figured a thruster system would be more controllable allowing me to focus my efforts on controlling the board.The thruster system allows the user, not only to get more air in an extreme sport, but also get more forward speed - I've had to get friends to test this as I haven't got the bottle! And most impressive is uphill skiing and pulling up using reverse thrust to slow down !
  • Non Technical, Amazingly Strong! Victorinox INOX

    Aaron Usiskin
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Victorinox Swiss Army is proudly launching a new product collection this year: INOX, one of the most trustworthy and resistant watches ever built. It is a true companion for life, crafted from a solid stainless steel block in homage to the 130-year heritage of Victorinox. Additionally protected by a removable bumper of nylon and silicone, it is built to pass the test of time. In total, the INOX has undergone and passed an unprecedented 130 homologation tests, 30 of which were conceived exclusively for it. These ensure, for example, that every INOX can withstand a 10-meter drop onto a concrete…
  • The Swiss Army Knife of Jackets!

    Aaron Usiskin
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:23 am
    Seymourpowell has designed a new smart jacket for extreme environments called Life Tech, for outdoor sportswear brand Kolon Sport.The ChallengeSeymourpowell faced the challenge of designing a jacket for the most extreme environments with functional elements that would be able to save lives in the harshest of conditions.The ResponseThe jacket's design and features are directly influenced by extensive research and interviews with extreme survival experts. Seymourpowell worked closely with mountaineers and ski guides, a Professor of human thermodynamics, an ex-UK Special Forces operative and…
  • Healbe GoBe: The Only Way to Automatically Measure Calorie Intake

    Aaron Usiskin
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:23 am
    Indiegogo Campaign The Original 100% Automatic Body Manager™GoBe is the only way to automatically measure calorie intake—through your skin, by reading the glucose in your cells. Simply wear it to see calories consumed and burned, activity, hydration, sleep, stress levels, and more, delivered effortlessly to your smartphone.Everything else is just a manual calorie tracker. Only GoBe precisely calculates calorie intake, burn, and metabolic rate during any activity, with no logging, tracking, or guesswork.How is Healbe GoBe™ different?GoBe doesn't require you to keep a food diary,…
  • Alert Shirt, Feel The Game!

    Aaron Usiskin
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    I can't wait for this to come to America. How many drunk football fans are going to want the Alert Shirt.Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be tackled in a game of football, but aren’t prepared to get off your couch to actually find out? You’ll love the Alert Shirt, a fun piece of wearable technology designed to make you experience every tackle, collision, and score from the comfort (and safety) of your living room.Now you have to subscribe to FoxTel, like DirecTV it is a package based subscription, but it is a start, there is no way that DirecTV will pass this up.
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Running Animated GIF's...why not?

    Scott Dunlap
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    For your lazy Saturday viewing pleasure...(Run, Bacon Kid, Run!!!)(Holy green screens, Batman! Run for it!)(That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a run)(Free donuts at the finish line!)(Jamie Summers rocks the track suit)(What I feel like beginning a climb up Mt. Blanc)(Why does this one make total sense to me?)(Movin'!)(REALLY Movin'!)(SpongeBob and his pacer, Patrick)(Chariots of Wildfire)If you know of other good ones, point me to them!- SD
  • Strava Scores with Latest Mobile Upgrade

    Scott Dunlap
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:24 am
    I’ll be honest – I’ve wanted to blog about Strava ever since I joined the online athlete community over nine months ago, but have always hesitated to hit the “publish” button on my review. It’s not that I eschew the digital invasion of my nature-soaked trail runs; on the spectrum of no-electronics-purist to near-cyborg, my Silicon Valley roots definitely pull me towards the latter, quantifying my life with bpm’s, vertical feet, digital red lines scribbled across Google maps, and playlist soundscapes. The hesitation came instead from an unwillingness to expose my critical…
  • Fun Video from Team inov-8 Retreat

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Team inov-8 had their first US retreat last month in Big Sur, CA, to test out some new products, share tips and secrets, and enjoy the eclectic group of trail runners, CrossFitters, and triathletes that make up the 2014 team. My roomy for the weekend, 2013 Barkley Marathon winner (and finisher, for that matter) Nickademus Hollon, put together this unofficial video which captured a lot of the fun moments. A few of my favorite highlights from the retreat:Showing up with Bryon Powell in Big Sur just as Alex Nichols, Peter Maksimow, and Joe Grant return from a one-hour-turned-into-six-hours run…
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog

  • ‘Freelee the Banana Girl’ Eats Up to 51 Bananas a Day

    Marissa
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photo credit: The Huffington Post A woman from Australia says her almost all-fruit diet has led to her thin physique and all-around better health. Freelee the Banana Girl promotes her lifestyle on her YouTube channel, where she shares her health and fitness tips. According the The Daily Mail, Freelee used to suffer from both anorexia and bulimia. She adopted a low fat, high carb, raw, vegan diet and ended up losing 40 pounds. She was also able to clear up her acne, and fight against her chronic fatigue syndrome, low thyroid, and bad digestion. She does allow herself to eat cooked and heated…
  • Lab Notes: Study: Circumcision Benefits Exceed Risks; Most Foodborne Illnesses Are on the Rise

    labnotes
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:10 am
    On our Lab Notes page CalorieLab’s editors select and rank the day’s essential health news items in real time. Readers can suggest, vote and comment on items. Below are brief summaries of this past week’s (April 12, 2014 through April 19, 2014) Lab Notes items. To see today’s items, visit Lab Notes. 1. Study: Circumcision Benefits Exceed Risks Circumcision rates in the U.S. are down from 83% in the 1960s to 77% as of 2010, and that’s unfortunate, according to a report which says that the procedure’s health benefits outweigh its risks and drawbacks by a factor…
  • Is Exercise Genetic?

    Marissa
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. © lzf – Fotolia.com Are some people born to exercise while others are not? This interesting premise was studied by a group of scientists at the University of Missouri and the paper recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Physiology. Bearing the impressive title “Nucleus accumbens neuronal maturation differences in…
  • Australian Researchers Working on a Non-Addictive Pain Killer

    Marissa
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Australian researchers are working on a new drug made from cone snail venom, which would serve as a powerful and non-addictive pain killer. The drug is said to be 100 times more potent than morphine or gabapentine. The snail’s venom contains a protein that has been used to form five experimental compounds. A preliminary study on lab rats “appeared to significantly reduce pain,” said a press release from the University of Queensland, where the research is being conducted. “This is an important incremental step that could serve as the blueprint for the development of a…
  • Homeopathy Doesn’t Work, According to Meta Study

    Marissa
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    A new meta study from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has found that homeopathy does not work. The researchers looked at 68 conditions which homeopathy has been used to treat, including asthma, flu, cholera and heroin addiction. “No good-quality, well-designed studies with enough participants for a meaningful result reported either that homeopathy caused greater health improvements than a substance with no effect on the health condition (placebo), or that homeopathy caused health improvements equal to those of another treatment,” the…
 
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  • DETAIL INFORMATION ABOUT P90X FITNESS PROGRAM

    26 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    Philip Williamson P90X fitness It's really appealing to understand there are individuals who're greatly centered on their physique. They're conscious that after you've match system, this uses which you'll reduce possible healthcare issues as time goes by. You will find undoubtedly lots of work-out applications available. Power 90 Exercise Strategy is one of the many stated applications by newcomers and professionals within the area of exercise. P90x Exercise Strategy has been in a position to provide incredible benefits to lots of individuals. If you're some of those people who are likely to…
  • Learn More From The Fitness Expert

    25 Mar 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Philip Williamson fitness expert Since every individual knows the importance of exercises, they chose the right workout place i.e. gym, to perform their exercising activities. Many who do not like going to gyms they do their exercise or workouts at their home by doing some pushups and pull ups, which are definitely fruitful, but for longer results they must know which kind of exercise can help them to  build up their body or provide appropriate shape to it. Many people purchase exercising equipment to have their particular private gymnasium in the house, so they don't need to wander…
  • One Can Get Better Result By Hiring Own Personal Trainer

    18 Feb 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Philip Williamson personal trainer If you've been struggling to get in shape then you may just need your own personal fitness trainer to help you. Getting in shape is never an easy task if you've "let yourself go" but the journey will be much easier with your own fitness guru by your side. Getting in Shape For many people a personal trainer may be just what the doctor ordered; especially if you've allowed your physical condition to wander. Getting in shape is like anything else, it's going to take time, commitment and a few resources to reach your goal. Truly deciding that you want to change…
  • Importance Of Diet

    14 Feb 2014 | 4:01 am
    Philip Williamson Diet Obesity is a main problem in the contemporary countries, particularly because being overweight raises with age. Obesity is very easily avoided with correct diet and normal exercise. Losing bodyweight can do a great deal for your look and your total health. You're overweight? Then these suggestions for fast weight loss are perfect. If you would like to lose weight you should offer a minimal of calories in your diet plan. You may do this by reducing your calories and burn off calories by, for example sports activities, and even much better is to utilize both for quicker…
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  • Brewing In America

    Vitaljuiceauthor
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:30 pm
    The first recorded shipment of beer arrived in Virginia colony way back in 1607 and it was shipped from England; even though there are reports that Virginia Colonists were already brewing ale using corn as early as 1587, the reports are not conclusive. More shipments continued to arrive and some enterprising Americans sought to know how to brew. In 1612, Hans Christiansen and Adrian Block established the first brewery on the Southern tip of Manhattan (known then as New Amsterdam). Other breweries popped up soon after this with the West India Company building another brewery in New Amsterdam…
  • Consider this when getting divorced

    Vitaljuiceauthor
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Divorce is a very difficult situation for both parents and the children, and its effects can be rather damaging if not handled with the utmost care. It is important that, as much as possible, the kids are protected and guided through this life changing experience to prevent long term damage from the trauma of the separation. Children always need help putting the experience into a well defined perspective and it is up to both parents to prepare them for the coming changes while still ensuring the kids have a sense of security. Being a good parent in this situation means that although you are…
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  • Dear Twin Kids, One of You is “Extra” According to the Atlantic

    Mel
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    Eeny meeny miny moe One of you is extra though Fertility treatments made it so The Atlantic told me to pick the very best one and you are not it. A tiny favour, all magazines.  When you are talking about human beings, unless you are referencing the phrase “the heir and the spare” when speaking […]
  • 490th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    So I was about to start out this post by telling you that I was deleting Candy Crush from my mobile device. I’ve definitely slowed down in my playing. (I’m on level 421, so not making a lot of forward progress anymore.)  But moreover, I haven’t been able to have it sync with Facebook for […]
  • Birth and Death: Chelsea Clinton to Gabriel Garcia Márquez

    Mel
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    I got two CNN alerts on the heels of one another, attached to each other in Gmail like mating dragonflies.  Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child.  And seconds later, Gabriel Garcia Márquez is dead. My favourite Márquez story is a popular one: “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”  I used to teach […]
  • American Greetings Wants You to Know That Dads Suck… Until Father’s Day

    Mel
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Parenting is hard. You are responsible for another human being, 24/7. There are no sick days, no vacation days. (Unless you have child care, though even when you’re not there, you’re still technically responsible for this other person’s life.) When you sign on to parent, you have to parent regardless of whatever else is happening […]
  • Are You Infertile Enough?

    Mel
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    This will be a hard post to read.  I’d appreciate it if you’d read through to the bottom. April 15th usually is National Infertility Awareness Day, though next week begins National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW).  Resolve has asked bloggers to write on the theme “Resolve to know…”  Actually, their theme is “Resolve to know more…” […]
 
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  • I’m Hiring!

    Mehdi
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:17 am
    I’m looking for a content curator to help me creating new articles for StrongLifts.com. I’ve just finished updating the StrongLifts website and StrongLifts 5×5 guide. I’m now working on the Squat article, then want to update BP, DL, Row, OP, and so on. The goal is to create complete guides covering every question people have about these topics. Guides people can use as a reference, come back to, and recommend their friends to read. The new StrongLIfts 5×5 guide is a good example of what I want to achieve. The writing is actually easy. The hard part is research –…
  • Getting ready for lifting heavy

    Mehdi
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    Here’s a question about working out in the morning that I received in my mailbox. My comments are below… Hello Mehdi, I’ve been a regular visitor of your website & love reading your mails. I am an ectomorph (like you, fingers overlap around wrists). Never lifted anything, not even a push up. A week ago,i joined a gym & i discovered i got no strength or stamina. Hard even to do a proper pushup… can’t even think about doing a pull up ! So,my question is: Should’nt i be getting some strength in my arms & body before joining your league , ‘cuz…
  • Getting stronger by starting with an empty bar

    Mehdi
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    Here’s a question I received about the starting weight on StrongLIfts 5×5. My comments are below… “I weigh 170 lbs. I am in decent shape and have always done minor lifting but nothing major. When I start this program is it really necessary for me to start with only the bar on squats? That seems very light to me… So if I do that then my warm ups are the same weight as my sets? Thanks!” You make me think of Karate Kid. The first one, not the bs remake of last year or what was it. Mr Myagi who told “Daniel-San” to wax on, wax off. And Daniel who got…
  • Getting strong smoking cannabis

    Mehdi
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:49 am
    True question I received about getting stronger while smoking cannabis. My comments are below… “Hey mehdi just wondering what your thoughts are for cannabis users? I found I could only break through my 200 lbs squat plateau when I was high. Also can go for about 25-27 pull ups while high as opposed to maybe 20-22 when I’m not. It forces me to focus on my form and I can feel even muscle and be so much more I tune with my body. I understand lifting with cannabis can be considered dangerous but I have a safety rack.” If getting high helps you break through your plateau…
  • Deadlifting in the smith machine

    Mehdi
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:50 am
    Here’s a question about Deadlifts I received in my mailbox. My comments are below… “Mehdi, I just joined one of the only gyms in my area and I plan on starting StrongLifts 5×5 on Monday. Now, this gym does allow Deadlifts but only inside the smith machine. Yes, it sucks. But, I’m stuck with this gym. So, my questions: Should I add additional weight right off the bat because I’m stuck within the smith machine? What about barbell rows? I didn’t see any rules against them, but, just in case, what are my options?” Seems you signed up to one of those…
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  • Who do you trust with your health?

    Douglas Robb
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Who do you trust with your health? Do you trust the food provided to us by Mother Nature/God/Natural Selection? Or do you trust the processed food executive whose job depends on you eating more deep-fried GMO corn covered in pink slime and processed cheese food? Who do you trust with your health? Do you trust […]
  • Springtime: Time for Cleansing?

    Douglas Robb
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:19 am
    Ahhhhhhh, the first day of spring. The time of year when we say goodbye to snow and parkas and snow and cold and snow….and turn towards the ugly truth that hibernating for three months has resulted in a few extra pounds of body-fat. For us northerners, this period of winter-hibernation is pretty natural. Kinda like […]
  • Finding Your Fitness / Fat Loss Fingerprint

    Douglas Robb
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:04 pm
    For over 26 years, I have been helping people transform their bodies…melting body-fat, getting stronger, getting fitter, getting healthier, etc. During that time, I have employed about a bazillion different strategies…meal plans, supplement protocols, training programs, mind-body techniques, psychological counselling, pharmaceuticals…the list goes on and on and on. While most of those techniques were “borrowed” […]
  • Is There a Genetic Cause for Binge Eating?

    Douglas Robb
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    Before we dive into all the scienc-y goodness of a potential genetic cause for binge eating, I want to address all the people who believe that… Obesity isn’t genetic, and… Obesity is as simple as calories in vs calories out, and… Fat people use genetics as an excuse for their slothful behaviour Here are the […]
  • Junk Food and the Free Market

    Douglas Robb
    25 Feb 2014 | 3:35 pm
    I wrote an article today for the Medium.com site. Here’s a little taste to whet your whistle. Click through if you want to read the whole enchilada. An article in today’s Daily Beast (How Washington Dooms Millions of Americans to Premature Death by Nicholas Freudenberg) got my brain spinning about food, obesity, junk food, diabetes, the free market, […]
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Failure Isn’t a Setback, It’s a Catalyst for Change

    Mark Sisson
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! Growing up in Orange County I was always active. As a kid I was always at the beach, on my bike, or on my skateboard. Summers I’d be outdoors from sunup to sundown and usually hot and sweaty from all the activity. My family didn’t have a lot…
  • You Are What You (Think You) Eat

    Mark Sisson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week’s post on marketing took me in an interesting turn this week. I stumbled on an article on NPR highlighting a past but very provocative study that I’ve been toying with for a couple of days now. Having spent years researching the placebo effect, Alia Crum, a clinical psychologist and researcher for Columbia Business School, was intrigued by the possibility that food could also be subject to certain physical placebo-generated outcomes. She wondered if our beliefs about a food or drink could influence the effects it physically elicited in us. After all, if what we…
  • 4 Foods That Have Surprising Medicinal Benefits

    Mark Sisson
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    “Let food be thy medicine,” said some old Roman guy, I think. Whoever he was, he was right. Food is the foundation for preventive medicine. It’s the first thing we examine when figuring out a health issue, and successful changes to what we eat usually have the most profound effect on our health. If we don’t eat well, we won’t be healthy – simple as that. But what if food literally was medicine? What if certain foods had specific, established pharmacological effects that rivaled certain pharmaceuticals? Some foods do all that, and I’m going to talk…
  • The Essence of PrimalCon: Celebrate Primal Life with Your Tribe in 2014

    Mark Sisson
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s hard to describe in words how amazing the PrimalCon Vacation Tulum was, which is why we brought out master cinematographer Janèe Meadows down there to capture the magic on video! I urge you to take 75 seconds out of your day and watch this highlights show. It captures the essence of what I’ve been trying to create for the last seven years on Mark’s Daily Apple – a spirit of community and making new connections, a sense of adventure into the natural world, an appreciation of excellent cuisine, and a commitment to healthy, primal living. We have a beautiful…
  • Dear Mark: Vegetable Powders, Pro/Prebiotic Timing, RS Questions, and Routine Eating

    Mark Sisson
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got four questions and four answers. First, I explain the merits and drawbacks of vegetable powders in the event of low produce availability. Next, I discuss whether there’s a perfect time to take your probiotics and prebiotics, or whether it doesn’t matter at all. After that, I answer a quick barrage of resistant starch-related questions, followed by a query regarding a monotonous eating regimen that by all accounts appears to be working very well. Is there a hidden danger in eating similar meals all the time? Let’s go:…
 
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    Carole Carson

  • 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…
  • Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

    Carole
    29 Jan 2014 | 11:43 am
    Which of the following statements about humor are true? 1Sick jokes make you ill. 2. Dry wit causes dehydration. 3. Jokes in bad taste trigger dysgeusia (distortion of sense of taste). 4. Laughter reduces arterial wall stiffness, lowers the risk of heart attack, burns calories and enhances fertility.   If you picked number 4, you are correct. What you may not know, however, is that laughter can also have an adverse impact. Intense laughter can cause the heart to rupture or the gullet to tear. Asthma attacks and inhalation of foreign bodies can also occur, and laughing sometimes triggers…
  • Friends Don't Let Friends Fat-Talk: Become a Fit-Talker

    Carole
    15 Jan 2014 | 2:23 pm
    What we say to ourselves and others about ourselves triggers a double whammy. Intrapersonal communication is the ongoing dialogue we have with ourselves as we move through our day. The conversation takes many forms—from an internal monologue to keeping a diary, from communication between body parts, such as "My head is starting to hurt," to day dreaming. For those of us trying to lose weight and get fit, the negative self-talk frequently begins in the morning when we start getting dressed. We view ourselves in the mirror critically, and a voice tells us we're too fat, our…
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    Zen to Fitness

  • 12-Minute Sport HIIT Workout #6: Cross-Train for Benefits

    Jamie Beeson
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    Making use of a workout like this for cross-training can help you become stronger and leaner as well as decrease risks of overuse injuries by doing the same type of workout, sport or exercise all of the time. You may be a runner who could run for miles without missing a beat, but you hop on a mountain bike to go for a weekend ride and your legs feel like they are going to explode and your lungs are completely winded. You might be able to lift 200 pounds because you lift weights regularly, but you try to play a friendly game of basketball with your friends and you're huffing and puffing. [Read…
  • Pyramid HIIT Workout #5: Fuel Up Post Interval Workout

    Jamie Beeson
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    After sharing 4 different types of Tabata style workouts this month, I thought I'd post a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout with an increasing ratio of work to rest. Like the Tabata workouts, when it's time to work, you work as hard as you possibly can. When it's time to rest, do what it takes to lower your heartrate before you begin the next phase of work. [Read more]
  • Tabata Spin Workout #4: Using Your Heart Rate to Train

    Jamie Beeson
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    This Tabata workout is all cardio and it's designed to use on a stationary bike like the bikes used for Spinning classes. Those bikes are created to simulate road bikes. These drills won't work as well on your typical exercise bike. If you don't have access to a bike like this or you don't have a bike trainer to use at home, it could easily be utilized on other cardio equipment like an elliptical trainer. When it says "hill", adjust resistance. When it says "sprint" or "fast", then increase your speed. Just remember to make the adjustments big enough and fast enough to work at maximum effort.
  • Tabata Style Boxing Workout #3: HIIT it!

    Jamie Beeson
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The way this workout is used requires some dedication and determination. It's focus is the shoulders with some cardiovascular active rests. It won't feel exactly like the other two workouts we've done this month because it's boxing focused AND it has active recovery segments rather than 10 seconds of stopping and resting. Because it won't take our heartrate to the max, the high intensity needs to come from a non-stop, all out punch behind every boxing move. [Read more]
  • Tabata Style HIIT Workout #2

    Jamie Beeson
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    You're more likely to hit your target if you keep your eyes on it. Nothing brilliant about that statement. I think basketball players would agree that it's easier to make a basket by focusing on a particular area of the hoop every time, every shot. Same principle applies to working out. The exercise itself is a means of getting somewhere. It's possible that you don't have a specific "somewhere" to get to, but most people have in mind at least one benefit or goal they'd like to see happen by way of working out. It could be weight loss, a race, a fitness assessment to pass to qualify for a job,…
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Spring Into Fitness Week – Day 4

    fitness guy
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Today is all about Spring exercise tips. I find that there are two kinds of people when it comes to exercise. There are people that like to exercise and do it regularly and the other group are the people that know they should probably exercise but never get around to it. Well with the weather […] The post Spring Into Fitness Week – Day 4 appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Spring Into Fitness Week – Day 3

    fitness guy
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    I have been thinking about what people are telling me in emails and today I wanted to hit on a couple of things. I want to talk about Outdoor health and I also want to talk about losing fat on your stomach. See how this goes. Outdoor Health Whenever we go outside we are bombarded […] The post Spring Into Fitness Week – Day 3 appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • How to Choose the Best Running Shoes for You

    fitness guy
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:20 pm
    There are a lot of  things to look at when looking for the best running shoes. Running puts a lot of stress on the feet and for this reason runners should choose a pair of running shoes that is comfortable and provides the best support for their feet. When choosing the best running shoes its […] The post How to Choose the Best Running Shoes for You appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Spring into Fitness Week – Day 2

    fitness guy
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Well today I want to write about eating again. I know that I seem to always be talking about eating and exercise and today is the eating portion. Drinking Water – While you are getting ready for Spring and Summer and the outdoor weather you have to remember that often the humidity is lower outside […] The post Spring into Fitness Week – Day 2 appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Spring Into Fitness Week – Day 1

    fitness guy
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Well I threatened to do a week of fitness to tune up for Spring and I am really just going to run it off the cuff. The idea is that I will come up with a few short posts, well fairly short for me anyway, and give you a chance to look forward towards Summer […] The post Spring Into Fitness Week – Day 1 appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
 
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Maybe Your Kids Don't Want To Play Sports

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

    20 Mar 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Ted LigetyTwo years before he stood on the Sochi Olympics podium with a gold medal around his neck, alpine skier Ted Ligety took a trip to Alaska.  There was no qualifying race or Team USA training session, but rather a heli-skiing trek in the Chugach Mountains with a film crew from Warren Miller Entertainment.  The risk level was high, even for one of the best skiers in the world.  But that's what keeps the best on the knife's edge balance of skill and fear.  To survive requires being in the state of Flow."The Flow State is a place where the impossible becomes possible,…
  • How To Measure An Athlete's Intangibles

    13 Mar 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Dr. Bob Schafer (seated) of Prophecy Sciences at SSAC14One of the unmistakable takeaways from the recent MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is that teams across all sports are looking for the “next big thing” that will offer a competitive advantage.  For most of the 2,000 attendees at this year’s event, the holy grail was assumed to be buried somewhere in the Big Data world of sports statistics and their endless permutations and combinations.  Unfortunately, data of any kind represents the past rather than a true prediction of your team’s future performance. Stats can…
  • Why NFL Combine Results For Jadeveon Clowney And Johnny Manziel Don't Matter

    2 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
    Jadeveon Clowney at 2014 NFL Scouting CombineWith the Olympics over and the NBA and NHL not yet into playoff mode, the NFL knows its fans need a shot of football in late winter. To prepare us (and the team general managers and coaches) for the NFL Draft in early May, 300 of the best college football players visited Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis last week for the annual NFL Scouting Combine.While there are specific drills that the players go through for each position, it is the six workout drills, testing strength, agility, jumping and speed, that generate the most TV coverage and…
  • World Class Conditioning Will Be Key To World Cup Success

    19 Feb 2014 | 5:18 pm
    U.S. Head Coach Jürgen KlinsmannJürgen Klinsmann understands what it takes to compete in a World Cup.  With eleven goals for the German national team across the 1990, 1994 and 1998 tournaments, he is still the sixth leading goalscorer in World Cup history. As he prepares the U.S. men’s national team for this year’s trip to Brazil, his message of preparation begins with world-class fitness.  Now, a new research review from three sports scientists confirms Klinsmann’s obsession with being in top condition.“The level in the World Cup is two or three levels higher, and…
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • Rule Your Mind: No Negativity Allowed

    Angie
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I just love Angie here over at Losing It and Loving It and am doing the two step to show how happy I am to be here on my Overcome Your Negativity Spring Forward Blog Tour. I put the two-step remark in there because Angie knows me as a country dancer, a mom, a blogger, joyful, patient, etc.  You could say that she could put many labels on me in the scope that she knows me. What about you?  If set a sixty second timer what types of labels would you put on yourself?   A label could be things like you do like “mother” or a descriptive word like “patient”.  Go on…take a moment. …
  • Low Carb Salmon Recipe

    Angie
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:40 am
    Low Carb Salmon Pepper Pureé Guest post Easy, delicious, and healthy. With this low carb salmon recipe, you don’t have to choose between good food and good-for-you food. This recipe only takes around 20 minutes, so it’s a perfect go-to for a weeknight. I love this flavorful dish simply because it is easy, healthy, and helps you feel satisfied on fewer calories. It’s your turn to make this low carb dish so that you can start eating healthy, losing weight, and feeling awesome! Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter 20 Ounces salmon filet, cut into…
  • Determine Your Food Sensitivities

    Angie
    3 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chef Christy is back with part 2 on how to determine your food sensitivities.  In case you missed it, here is part 1: Elimination Diet Tips. Helpful Tools There are some other tools that are helpful in determining your own food sensitivities. Blood Pressure Test An easy one is to take your pulse at a resting state before trying out a particular food (you should not have eaten it for at least 24 hours before), and then try eating a small portion of that food only. If you are trying out gluten, don’t eat a sandwich, eat a slice of plain bread. If you are testing eggs, eat a plain scrambled…
  • Elimination Diet Tips by Chef Christy

    Angie
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:07 am
    Please help me welcome Chef Christy, our guest blogger this week.  Enjoy part 1 today and come back to read part 2 on Monday. Not All Calories Are Created Equal I have struggled with my weight all my life. I went on my first diet at age 5 when my Mom joined Weight Watchers for the first time. I can remember watching my mom make her own ketchup (with saccharine!) and how bad it tasted. Since I was a teen I have been experimented on with liquid protein diets, measured the size of my portions, used colored plates, adjusted my eating times, made food logs and oh yes, counted calories. Most of…
  • National Strawberry Day!

    Angie
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:07 am
    It’s National Strawberry Day. Everyone around here loves strawberries especially our granddaughter.  My personal favorite is fresh strawberries but frozen will do in a pinch. I even have a Pinterest board on Everything Strawberries.  I could use a lot more healthy strawberry pins so if you have a recipe or know of any healthy strawberry recipes, comment away. I would love to fill that board up. My favorite way to use strawberries is on top of waffles with Greek yogurt or in a smoothie. Or a delicious, simple and healthy dessert is a couple strawberries and a banana. Yum!  So…
 
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  • Top Foods for Body Building & Health

    Gym Junkies
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    In one of my recent articles I talked a lot about adding good habits to your nutrition and fitness routine as opposed to imposing restrictions. In all things in life, I really stand by this approach as I think that it helps you to feel positive about the good, healthy habits you’re adding to your life instead of being focused on things you’re ‘not allowed’ to do and feeling negative about missing some delicious food that desto. So in the interest of adding good dieting habits to your life, I’ve compiled a list of the best foods for building lean muscle, looking ripped, fighting…
  • 4 Tips to Looking Ripped

    Gym Junkies
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    With summer around the corner and countless outdoor events and pool parties on the horizon. I often get asked about how to get ripped and look cut up. The biggest mistake people make on this front is not leaving enough time to achieve their desired results. Cutting fat and getting lean does not happen overnight. It is a long process that involves displacing your bad habits and loose nutritional guidelines with on point diet, cardio and body sculpting exercise with an eye for overall fitness and core activity. Nutrition In the battle to look ripped, trim fat and be as fit as possible,…
  • The Shocking Truth about Fruit

    Gym Junkies
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You may have heard mixed things when it comes to consuming fruit. While fruit itself is a healthy choice, it’s important to know when to consume it. Another very important thing is to understand the difference between fruit and fruit juice. Fruit > Fruit Juice A lot of times my friends will say “Hey I am being healthy I had fruit juice earlier”, when in fact it’s doing just he opposite for there bodies. Fruit juice is loaded with sneaky sweeteners and high fructose syrup. So why do food companies do this? That’s a fair question to ask, it really comes down to one thing however,…
  • The Secrets of Bulking up Without Gaining Fat

    Gym Junkies
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    So you want to get bigger?  Ready to bulk up and increase your strength? When it comes to workouts for bulking up, there are a few principles that have come to define the way I train when size is my goal. In this post, we’ll go over eating and training to bulk up without making you fat. Diet. One common misconception when it comes to bulking up is that one should eat everything in sight and try to lift as much as they can and hope that the result is a gain in size. In reality, this only leads to excess fat gain. It is however true that you should essentially eat the necessary protein,…
  • 6 Jaw Dropping Weight-Loss Foods

    Gym Junkies
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Not all foods are created equal for weight loss and today I will show you just why that is. In this section I will give you helpful hints and important foods you can add to your diet to aid in weight loss. I would recommend adding these to your grocery list right now! Remember calorie deficit is the most important thing when you are trying to lose weight but combine these certain foods and you will excel your fat loss. It’s important to remember these foods because every little thing will add up. I personally like to shop for these foods when I am trying to lose weight for spring or summer.
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    Nicki Anderson

  • 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…
  • Let Go of Scrooge and Create Your Own Holiday Joy

    Nicki
    21 Dec 2013 | 8:36 am
    For the last 15 years I have experienced and enjoyed the holidays fully. When I was young, I had the all too common experience of divorce in my family which resulted in less than stellar holidays, and often some form of drama. My story isn’t unusual, but how I decided to change it all is  important From the time I was about 11, which was shortly after my parents divorced, I never looked forward to the holidays. They were painful, often included awkward moments debating  where we were to spend Christmas, who bought what for whom and how much they spent on each child and on and on. It…
 
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    Yum Yucky

  • Connie Is Feeling Stabby

    yumyucky
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Connie’s situation took a craptastic turn very early in the day. It’s not wise to sprint into traffic while wearing black, slip-on loafers. The damn shoe flew off as she ran across the street to catch the bus to work. Too bad public transportation does not wait for wardrobe malfunctions. But trekking to work on foot wasn’t much of a bother. That is, if you consider hiking 20 city blocks on a muggy, 82-degree morning to be no big deal. Never mind she’s wearing the busted up shoe that got run over by an SUV, and a skirt that now has a fine line of butt crack sweat up the…
  • Intermittent Fasting 12-Week Results

    yumyucky
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I began intermittent fasting (IF) on Jan 13th. April 11th was the 12-week mark. Hellooooo results! click on image to enlarge I’ve received a ton of questions about IF. I’m working on a Quick Start Guide to break down how to get started, how to be successful, and address all the burning questions you have. The gist of my 12-week body transformation was this: Intermittent Fasting + Strength Training + Occasional Greediness = Results A Cinnabon is 880 calories. I ate about six Cinnabons during my 12-weeks of Intermittent Fasting. That’s not including all the restaurant-ing I…
  • Calorie Killer Pills and Electro-Shock Weight Loss Collar

    yumyucky
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    At present, I’m too lazy to harness precious brains cells for the purpose of delivering to you many verbose words to form a blog post. So how’s about we explore a visual library of several weight loss wonders instead??? Calorie Killer Pills: Take two pills, 15 times daily, to kill the calories dead. Each 500mg supplement contains a proprietary blend of explosive fat killing power never before tested on humans. But it’s totally safe and all natural. Food Teleporter: While I continue to fine tune my Calorie Transfer Device prototype (for transferring all unwanted calories to…
  • The most balanced meal you’ve never seen in your life… until now.

    yumyucky
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    If you thought you were gonna find here today some sauteed chicken livers & steamed wombat claws as a fine example of balanced meal-ing, then I’m sorry to disappoint. You better click away right now. Broccoli in the middle. One hot dog on each side to create proper balancing of the dinner-meal. Sadly, I forgot the mustard. All that wonderful talk about intermittent fasting and clean eating does not change the fact that I eat “normal” meals for dinner. I eat what my family eats. Don’t even sweat it. In a perfect world those hungry child-spawns of mine would enjoy…
  • That time I almost caught a tapeworm.

    yumyucky
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I was 10 years old. It was 1983. This a true story, ya’ll. This is what happened me. My cousin dared me to eat a piece of raw food. And being the bold girl I was? I did it. I ate it. Then cousin started freaking out, telling me I was going to catch a tapeworm from the raw food. I hadn’t considered that before gnawing on the food. I was just trying to win the dare. I immediately went hysterical. Grandma caught a tapeworm once. She ate undercooked pork. I’ve heard her tapeworm stories over and over again. It was like folklore. I could not go through that. Surely my life was…
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    Go! Go! Gail!

  • I used to laugh at people who baked Quest bars until I tried it ...

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    (This is NOT a sponsored post. I bought the Quest bars with my own cash money -- but I did have a coupon.) I've had a conflicted relationship with Quest bars over the years. I tried them when they first came out and had, uh, gastric issues with them. I also wasn't thrilled about the artificial sweeteners, which, frankly are in a lot of bars. But! I revisited the bars a couple months ago. I was stuck at the mall and really hungry, so I ducked into a GNC and bought a Cinnamon Roll Quest bar, part of the line that is sweetened with stevia and erythritol.  That bar and an iced green tea quelled…
  • 'Do you think this is your fate?': A brain dump in 1 act

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    I had someone ask me the other day, after telling them my weight-loss life story: "So do you think this is your fate?" To which I replied: I mean, while heredity, age, thyroid function, tortilla chips, metabolism, prior dieting all figure into the equation, making things harder, there is no "This is my fate" towel throwing. Although I am going to make an appointment with an endocrinologist because ... This ish is ridic. brb ... Dang! Just tried to make an appointment with an endocrinologist but they only see HYPERthyroid people, not HYPO. What's up with that? Anyhizzle ... (I'm listening to…
  • Tunes for Tuesday: The Walker, by Fitz and the Tantrums

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Another fun workout song by this LA-based band.
  • Review: BoomShop is not your Mama’s online store

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Being of a certain age, I’m keenly aware of products, ads and websites geared toward Baby Boomers. I have not fallen and yes, I can get up. I also am not in need of elastic-waist clamdiggers, Velcro-strapped sneakers or jazzy canes. So I liked what I saw when I headed over to BoomShop.com. The site has a clean design with sections geared toward home, kitchen, health, vision, nutrition, fitness, intimacy, sleep, on-the-go, and a sale section. OK, yeah, they do have jazzy canes, but they also have weight benches, yoga tools and, ahem, intimacy devices. I like that the site is geared toward…
  • Tunes for Tuesday: Sing, by Ed Sheeran

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Brand new song and sound for the redheaded Brit. Great mid-tempo song for a workout mix. 
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    Turbulence Training

  • How to beat sugar addiction

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:53 pm
    If you're having a panic attack this weekend because of all the junk food that is in your house, from sugary hot cross buns to 18-inch chocolate bunny rabbits then I have very, very good news for you.   It's called FREEDOM. Finally, you can be free of sugar cravings and addiction. No more tears, frustration, fat bellies, binges, or embarrassment.   Get Sugar Free and overcome sugar
  • Squats and bench workouts

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Back under the bar now that I'm off the toilet. I needed a couple of days on a non-jello diet, too. Oh wait, not sure what I'm talking about? Read this:- http://www.earlytorise.com/my-colonoscopy-and-man-up-challenge-to-you/Now that everything is back to normal, this week's workouts are:#1 - Lower BodyBig total body warm-up1A) Squats1B) Box Jumps - sets of 2, and it wasn't until about the 4th set
  • Meathead Garage Gym Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> Awesome workout today. It's been a while since I've trained, due to this weekend's surgery and preparation, so I was glad to let it rip on this one. Started off in the basement using the rafters to do pullups...1A) Pullups1B) Pushups1C) Slamball Slams- 5 rounds2A) Floor Press2B) Powerblock
  • Superfoods Smoothie

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    If you want to build muscle and lose fat at the same time, your post-workout nutrition needs to be perfect to support your goals.  That means getting the right nutrients into your body to help you recover, burn calories, and keep you making progress towards to your fitness goals.   Here's a delicious and perfect post-workout smoothie that you can try. It's called "Superfoods Peanut Butter
  • Smoothie Time (but not for Bally)

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    If you or anyone you know has an aversion to smoothies, then this mouth-watering recipe is guaranteed to blow them away. I think it's amazing, and I got it from my former neighbor in Toronto, world-famous nutritionist and health guru, Yuri Elkaim. We used to live in the same condo building right beside an amazing dog park in Toronto, but Yuri and his wife had little Chihauhaus that didn't
 
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Not All Quest Bars Taste Like Feet + Weekly Workout Recap

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I tried to hunt down the exact tweet I sent out into cyberspace, but alas I could not. You see, a few months ago I tried the Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar and was repulsed. To me it tasted like dirty feet. No, I haven’t actually tasted dirty feet but I have smelt my fair share so I feel that justified the comparison. Everyone in the blog world had been raving about Quest Bars, heck, there were even Youtube shows created to demonstrate what you could do with them! I felt bad because other than the White Chocolate Raspberry flavor, I was put off.   My dirty feet experience had me…
  • The 25 Best Heart Thumping Calorie Burning Exercises

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Over the past few years I have shared several “variation posts” here. I’ve done everything from 30 Burpee Variations to Advanced Ab Moves and many more in between. All in all, I’ve shared more than 200 different exercise GIFs! That’s a lot for a person to have to go through to get some fun ideas for a workout. Am I right? So I thought I would make it as easy as possible and share my 30 favorite heart bumping, fat burning moves. My challenge to you is to take 15 of them and do the workout that is at the bottom. Are you in?  The 25 best Heart Thumping Calorie Burning Exercises…
  • Do I Regret Having A Fitness Blog? Pros & Cons

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here’s a confession: Sometimes I don’t want to sit down at my computer desk and blog.  Every blogger I know is different in terms of how much of their time they spend typing and editing posts. Each blogger is different in terms of how often they hit the submit button each week. And each blogger has a different reason for starting his/her blog in the first place. I’ve gotten several request to share a bit more about my personal blogging journey. Since Dan was supposed to be away yesterday playing golf (due to weather it was postponed), I thought today would be a great time to indulge a…
  • The Problem With Todays Adults & Exercise: We’ve Forgotten How To Play

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    When we were kids we couldn’t wait for lunch time to roll around in school. Not because it was time to eat our delicious peanut butter sandwiches and oreos, but because of what we knew happened immediately after lunch: Recess was the highlight of many a kids’ day. It was as if for the past 4 hours we had been caged up like zoo animals and suddenly the cage door was opened and we were allowed to run wild. Just like an animal, you can take the kid out of the wild but you can’t take the wild out of the kid. I was reminded of this just last weekend. Dan and I sat down to watch a old…
  • 8 Kettlebell Exercises To Tone And Tighten Your Thighs

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend, I certainly did. It was busy but awesome. I got to spend most of the weekend with this little ball of energy: My niece is almost 3 and that means she is go-go-go-go all the time. I am always amazed by her energy levels. To help burn some of that energy off, Dan and I took her to the beach. It was gorgeous outside and we knew she would have a blast! We loved playing with her! But between the play, I did my fair share of people watching and self criticizing. What can I say? I’m in a lean out, so of course I am going to critique my bathing suite…
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    James Clear

  • The Power of Architecture: How the World Around You Shapes Your Thoughts and Actions

    James Clear
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:52 pm
    In 1952, polio killed more children in America than any other communicable disease. Nearly 58,000 people were infected that year. The situation was on the verge of becoming an epidemic and the country desperately needed a vaccine. In a small laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, a young researcher named Jonas Salk was working tirelessly to find a cure. (Years later, author Dennis Denenberg would write, “Salk worked sixteen hours a day, seven days a week, for years.”) Despite all his effort, Salk was stuck. His quest for a polio vaccine was meeting a dead end at every turn.
  • Big Project Syndrome: Thoughts on Struggling to Finish My First Book

    James Clear
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:58 pm
    As regular readers know, I’m working on my first book right now. The book is about the power of small improvements in a world obsessed with overnight success. For the most part, the book will include the best ideas from my weekly articles plus dozens of additional research studies and topics that I haven’t mentioned yet. I will also mix in my usual dose of practical ideas, interesting stories, and real world experiences. I have about 40,000 words written right now. My hope is that it will be the best work I’ve created thus far. So what’s the problem? I am really struggling to tame…
  • Masters of Habit: The Deliberate Practice and Training of Jerry Rice

    James Clear
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Jerry Rice is widely considered to be the greatest wide receiver in the history of the National Football League. In addition to winning three Super Bowls, Rice holds nearly every single season and career receiving record available. He is also the NFL’s all-time leader in yards, receptions, and touchdowns. Many experts say he may be the best football player ever, regardless of position. Basically, Rice was a one-in-a-lifetime talent. Literally, the best of the best. But in Geoff Colvin’s popular book, Talent is Overrated, he shares an interesting story about Rice’s work ethic and his…
  • How to be More Productive and Eliminate Time Wasting Activities by Using the “Eisenhower Box”

    James Clear
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Dwight Eisenhower lived one of the most productive lives you can imagine. Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1953 to 1961. During his time in office, he launched programs that directly led to the development of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, the launch of the internet (DARPA), the exploration of space (NASA), and the peaceful use of alternative energy sources (Atomic Energy Act). Before becoming president, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army, served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe…
  • How to Change Your Beliefs and Stick to Your Goals for Good

    James Clear
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    In one of my very first articles, I discussed a concept called identity-based habits. The basic idea is that the beliefs you have about yourself can drive your long-term behavior. Maybe you can trick yourself into going to the gym or eating healthy once or twice, but if you don’t shift your underlying identity, then it’s hard to stick with long-term changes. Graphic by James Clear. Most people start by focusing on performance and appearance-based goals like “I want to lose 20 pounds” or “I want to write a best-selling book.” But these are surface level…
 
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    Quick Weight Loss Blog

  • Fruit Nutrition Facts Article Comments

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Here are comments from readers of Fruit Nutrition Facts article. Please feel free to leave your comments too.
  • Autoimmune Disorders

    9 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Autoimmune disorders are conditions whereby the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. There are dozens of different types of autoimmune diseases including, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, eczema, psoriasis, coeliac disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis, and many more.
  • Quick Weight Loss Principles Visitors Weight Loss Tips

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    Here are the weight loss tips from visitors to Quick Weight Loss Principles.
  • Weight Loss Question and Answers

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    Here are comments from readers of Weight Loss Question and Answers section. Please feel free to leave your comments or ask any questions too.
  • Weight Loss Articles

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    Here are my general weight loss articles. These health and fitness articles discuss combinations of weight loss principles rather than simply focusing on one specific area like, nutrition, exercise or supplementation.
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    Fitho

  • The two secrets for a longer and healthier life

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:57 am
    Have you ever thought that about the secrets to a longer and healthier life? We give you here two secrets to help you live a longer and healthier life. For a longer and healthier life, a good diet and regular exercise are the only secrets. Though only cutting back on calories or only exercising helps,...Read More
  • How exercise can reduce your risk of heart attack

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    A sedentary (inactive) lifestyle is one of the top risk factors for heart disease. Exercise is beneficial for preventing heart ailments. It is a major modifiable risk factor in reduction of non-communicable diseases like heart diseases. Regular dynamic exercise of moderate intensity reduces the incidence of coronary events and mortality from CHD by 50%. It...Read More
  • Can sleeping help children lose excess fat?

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Parents want their children to be physically active, mentally sharp and have healthy eating habits. But in today’s lifestyle, junk foods or fast foods have taken over much of the child’s diet, affecting their health adversely. Easy availability of unhealthy food is making it difficult for parents to manage their children’s diets. Too much junk...Read More
  • Is Belly fat linked to kidney diseases?

    Voomika Mukherjee
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:19 am
    Have you ever thought whether the processed foods you are eating are causing adverse health effects? Processed foods that are laden with phosphorus might increase the risk for kidney diseases. Researchers from Johns Hopkins claim that, “reducing your waist circumference and cutting down on dietary phosphorus has been linked to lower levels of protein in...Read More
  • Exercise to get rid of your food craving

    Subaha Kumari
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    How often has this happened to you? You make a great start to eating healthy in an attempt to take charge of your weight, refraining from indulging in the big box of chocolate chip cookies in your kitchen. But pretty soon half the box is gone and with it, your latest attempt at weight management....Read More
 
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness

  • Drinking green tea improves working memory

    Alka Anand Singh
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    Green tea has been linked to many other health benefits including the risk of developing cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This research was conducted at the University Hospital of Basel Switzerland and led by Professors Christoph Beglinger and Stefan Borgwardt. Native to China and India, green tea is procured from the Camellia sinensis bush however unlike other teas the processing is minimal which means the leaves remain unoxidised and full of antioxidants. Previous studies have indicated that green tea can be beneficial to the brains cognitive functions but scientists remain…
  • Researchers successfully treat brain tumor with sound waves

    Alka Anand Singh
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Washington – For the very first time, Swiss researchers have successfully treated a part of a recurring glioma tumor non-invasively using focused sound waves. The procedure was conducted at the Focused Ultrasound Center of University Children’s Hospital using InSightec’s Exablate Neuro system. Focused ultrasound employs thousands of ultrasound beams that converge on a spot deep in the body. At this focal point, the ultrasound can cause a variety of biological effects, and in this case, heat and destroy the cancerous tissue. Lead researcher Javier Fandino said that the…
  • Dark chocolate may help prevent obesity, diabetes

    Alka Anand Singh
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Ingredients in dark chocolate may help ward off obesity and type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. A particular type of antioxidant in cocoa can prevent excess weight gain and even lower blood sugar levels, scientists at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute have found. Researchers Andrew P Neilson and colleagues said that cocoa, the basic ingredient of chocolate, is one of the most flavanol-rich foods around. Previous research has shown that flavanols in other foods such as grapes and tea can help fight weight gain and type-2 diabetes. However, not all flavanols, which are a type of…
  • Heart responds differently to exercise in men and women

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Washington – Researchers have said that the formula for peak exercise heart rate that doctors have used for decades to diagnose heart conditions may be flawed as it does not account for differences between men and women. The simple formula of “220 minus age” has been widely used to calculate the maximum number of heart beats per minute a person can achieve. Many people use it to derive their target heart rate during a workout. Doctors use it to determine how hard a patient should exercise during a common diagnostic test known as the exercise stress test. After analyzing more…
  • Why Mediterranean diet is good for your heart

    Alka Anand Singh
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Washington – New research has provided further evidence of the heart-healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet, tying the eating plan to lower levels of platelets and white blood cells – the two markers of inflammation. Inflammation has an association with greater risk of heart attack and stroke. The Mediterranean diet, characterized by generous servings of foods such as greens, whole grains, fish, and olive oil, has long been hailed as a heart-healthy eating plan. While the link between the diet and a reduction in inflammation has been established, the connection between the…
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  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals results: Colorado does it again

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships are in the books. This year saw a lot of familiar names and familiar teams on the podium, including the University of Colorado earning a fifth straight overall team title. Let's...
  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals are coming this weekend

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This weekend marks the return to the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals. The events will be held Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. This event started in 1992 and now includes 3 races.Friday will feature...
  • Triathlon wins NCAA Emerging Sport for Women status

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    18 Jan 2014 | 6:12 pm
    The sport of triathlon won a big victory this week as the NCAA voted to designate is as an Emerging Sport for Women.The new status allows schools to use triathlon to meet minimum sports sponsorship requirements, minimum financial aid...
  • Vote to make triathlon the next NCAA Emerging Sport for Women

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Bowling, fencing, triathlon and rowing. Which one of these doesn't belong with the others? The answer is triathlon, but why? The other three sports are sports for women officially sanctioned by the NCAA. This week, however, that could...
  • Antioxidants and vitamins make this chai tea a winner

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    18 Oct 2013 | 12:56 pm
    While we’ve come out with a few recipes lately, we haven’t addressed drinks yet. So we are going to fix that with a Vanilla Oolong Chai.I honestly wasn’t sure where to find...
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • 5 Helpful Apps for Homesteading

    Joyce
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Time to come in!   ** Disclosure — >> As a Verizon #VZWbuzz Ambassador, I like to try out apps that others mention and like to use. Often they’re social productivity apps. As a novice homesteader, I’m learning that there are apps for that too. Here are a few that I personally have found helpful for homesteading. 1) Homesteading Today: This is a general homesteading app covering everything from livestock to sewing and soap making. I found the forums really informative and helpful. I love that it covers so many areas of homesteading in one app. Homesteading Today…
  • Improve Your Health by Finding Your Purpose

    Joyce
    25 Feb 2014 | 9:52 am
    Purpose = Peace Life often takes us where we never thought we would go. If you were to say to me years ago on Maui that one day I’d be living in Louisiana and then the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, I would have grabbed my windsurfing equipment and guffawed. But here I am in south Mississippi feeling incredibly grateful and happy. Oh there was a ridiculous amounts of complaining discussion and unhappiness soul-searching  along the way. Now when I look back it reminds me of a bumpy car ride to an unknown destination. When you finally arrive, you get out and take it all in, forgetting the…
  • Resurrect Your Resolution: Up by Jawbone Giveaway

    Joyce
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:09 am
                             **Disclosure: I’m a #VZWbuzz team member and compensated** Give Your Goals New Life   *****This giveaway has ended*****  Congratulations to Janice Terrell Ford!!! According to statisticbrain.com 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution but only 8% are successful in achieving their goal. Well that’s not very encouraging. Why even bother right? I mean according to those numbers, your chances of succeeding suck. Screw statistics, I say. So is it really worth it to even try to make New Year’s resolutions? I think resolutions…
  • The Stay Fit Through the Holidays Workout

    Joyce
    17 Dec 2013 | 7:42 am
    Fit Through the Holidays I’m so excited  to share my good friend Brandon Abbott’s expertise with you here on my blog today. I met Brandon while going through a personal training certification class at a local gym and was so impressed with not only his knowledge, but also his genuine caring attitude towards people and helping them. There’s LOTS of personal trainers out there, but Brandon’s heart for helping people really shines through. In fact, just recently I ran into a client of his at a department store who had amazing results working with him. Sonya – at 38…
  • 10 Gluten Free Holiday Dinner Tips (Guest Post) by @GlutenFreeWoman

    Joyce
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:05 am
    So the holidays are here, excitement is building and you’re eagerly preparing dinner parties and…oops, you find out at least one of your guests is allergic to gluten (or another food allergy). Don’t panic. Sure, it’s a bit more work but it’s not rocket science. With a little creativity and common sense, you can easily pull it off. And of course, your diet challenged friend will love you for it. I (Ivy) speak from experience-I’ve been gluten intolerant for over seven years and dealt with holiday dining issues for years; I finally started taking action back in 2012. The following…
 
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    Comeback Momma

  • Help Feed America When You #ShareTheTable for Family Meals with Barilla

    Jenn
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    If your family is anything like mine, you are juggling work, errands, homework, sports, and more. It can be really challenging to find time to sit down together for family meals. Barilla created the #ShareTheTable campaign to inspire, empower and support all families to share more meaningful meals together. In addition, the #ShareTheTable campaign helps provide meals to local food banks across the country through the Feeding America Program. As part of the #ShareTheTable initiative, Barilla will provide 10 meals to Feeding America– a nationwide nonprofit organization that helps feed…
  • Our Family Earth Day Tips Featuring Ology at Walgreens

    Jenn
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:06 pm
    It’s a busy, busy world we live in. We often get so caught up in our own worlds that we forget how we can impact the world around us. As Earth Day approaches, I took some time to chat with my kids about creating a healthy home and the social responsibility of leaving behind a better Earth for everyone to enjoy. We discussed ways we can help make our home earth friendly. Here are the Family Earth Day Tips we came up with together: Buy Earth Friendly Products Whenever possible, we try to purchase products that are healthier for the environment, without harsh chemicals. Products made from…
  • Workout Wednesday (WOW!) Link Up

    Jenn
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Happy Hump Day all. I am thrilled to announce that I am beginning to co-host Workout Wednesday with some awesome bloggers. The bad news is that I have an infection so I need to lay low for a week or so. That said, here is a great home workout for your butt and thighs. No equipment necessary! This workout is from my “Living Room Fitness Series” on my YouTube Channel. Enjoy and link-up your fitness posts too!   The Workout Wednesday Link Up was created and hosted by Diatta Harris of Femme Fitale Fit Club & Sheila Simmons of The Frugal Exerciser. A few amazing bloggers…
  • 3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Nutrition

    Jenn
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    We sometimes get so caught up in weight loss and fads that we lose sight of what’s really important – our health! Here are a few tips to help you improve your nutrition, no matter your goal. Write it down. Tracking your nutrition will allow you to get an understanding of where you are and where your nutrition may be lacking. You can either use an app like Myfitnesspal to track everything for you, or you can just write it down and manually add up your nutrients. I recommend logging for at least 3 days before ever adding up the nutrients such as calories, carbs, fats, and proteins…
  • Bravo TV’s Southern Charm – Check It Out

    Jenn
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Guess who got selected to live tweet during Bravo TV’s Reality show, Southern Charm? THIS GAL!!! If you know me, and I even mention this in my bio, I am a big reality TV fan. But, I had not yet heard about this show so I am totally catching up this weekend. I need to be up to date to inform my live tweeting. I can’t wait. I’m even staying up past my bedtime for this one. LOL! In my youth, I spent summers in the Hamptons of New York. I was on the other side of the tracks compared to upper crust folks featured in these shows, but it should still remind me of those days. Oh,…
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    Smooth Fitness Exercise Blog

  • Best Fitness Equipment For Home Use

    Smooth Fitness
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
      Attribution: Todtanis The best fitness equipment for home use should be designed to provide the user with a balanced workout. Personal trainers recommend using equipment that provides full-body functional training. It is not necessary to purchase expensive gym equipment to get a high-quality workout at home. Even the most simple pieces of equipment can help anyone achieve a great workout without breaking the budget. Achieving and maintaining physical fitness is possible in a home gym without expensive gym equipment.   Setting Goals for Fitness Equipment Buying the best fitness…
  • Where To Find Affordable Treadmill Machines

    Smooth Fitness
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    New affordable treadmill machines are a great investment for several reasons. They provide the user with a way to reach and keep health improvement goals. Treadmills are the most popular exercise machines and have been for the last twenty years. The health benefits derived from the use of these machines is unsurpassed. The cardiovascular benefits alone account for much of the demand for treadmills. Finding the most affordable treadmill machines begins with deciding which features are needed and which ones can be eliminated before beginning a search.   Discounted Online Sources for…
  • Top Rated Collapsible Treadmills

    Smooth Fitness
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    The quality of collapsible treadmills today rivals that of a standard model treadmill. They offer a solution for those who live in an apartment or have limited space in a home gym. These machines are extremely popular because of their ability to save the space that a standard treadmill might use. These folding treadmills feature assist mechanisms that make folding and unfolding much easier. They share many of the characteristics of stationary machines, but are much lighter and smaller. The top rated new collapsible treadmills rival their larger counterparts. They offer consumers the option of…
  • Collapsible Treadmill Reviews

    Smooth Fitness
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Collapsible treadmill reviews help shoppers find the best treadmill for home use. Reading product reviews is the best way to determine customer satisfaction. Reviews can also reveal any issues that purchasers may have experienced with a particular product or brand. Before deciding to purchase a treadmill, the prospective buyer should have a good idea of how the product will be used. Consulting a reliable review source can help narrow down a list of possible manufacturers and brand names prior to shopping.   Features A collapsible treadmill review is important when thinking about the…
  • Benefits of Folding Ellipticals

    Smooth Fitness
    4 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Elliptical machines have gained notoriety in recent years because of their effectiveness as a provider for low-impact workouts. They allow a person to reduce the amount of stress placed on their joints when participating in certain exercises such as running. These machines provide a full-body workout that is superior to treadmills, because they focus on the upper and lower body at the same time. New folding Ellipticals offer the same workout as the traditional machine, but provide distinct advantages in the home gym.   Features The many features offered by these new folding Ellipticals…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • How To Improve at Endurance Athletics

    Kate Galliett
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    She had put triathlon training on hold. <This IS a post about improving at endurance athletics, I promise. Stick with me.> Her focus was on being ‘pain-free’ and having a ‘fit & healthy body composition’. While working on those goals, Kristi went on vacation & jumped in for a fun triathlon her family has done every year when they take that same vacation. And she got the results she listed in that text above. Without training for it. Seriously, she didn’t train. She really did not run more than 4 miles in the last 6 months, and her other endurance workouts were a…
  • #Instabattle How-To: Sissy Squats

    Kate Galliett
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    Back at it with the how-to vids for #instabattle2014! I’ve got 3 simple drills for you in this quick vid on how and why to make sissy squats your thang. I have no idea why these are called sissy squats. They look like they’re from the Matrix and most likely people will assume Neo is about to run through the gym if you start doing these in your gym’s weight room. Some people might say “knees aren’t supposed to be placed under that type of load!” To that I say: but they are GOING to get placed under that load in real-life, at some point, so better to…
  • Get Your Physical House In Order

    Kate Galliett
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Spring fever is here. Endurance season is picking up. Weekend warriors are starting to claim their place on the battlefield. Now is the time to get your house in order (if you haven’t already been working on it this winter) to ensure your spring/summer of sports, fun, general running-around-like-a-kid, goes as planned.       When your physical “house”, ie your body, is in order: you have high-quality mobility to support the movements or sport you prefer to do most you have strong and active glutes (b/c honestly, if you don’t have glutes, what have you got?) your have…
  • Gymnasticbodies Seminar Recap

    Kate Galliett
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    This post is for you if: If you value discipline & rigorous focus on developing your own excellence. If you’re not a gymnast, but like the body shape & strength that training similarly to gymnasts can give you. If you dislike short-cuts that serve only to allow you to “skip ahead”, but don’t actually make you better. If you desire to be as amazing as humanly possible for your genetic makeup. If you’ve ever gotten injured and are wondering if there is anything you can learn that could help you avoid that in the future. The experience I had at the Gymnasticbodies seminar this…
  • #instabattle2014 How-To: Sots Press

    Kate Galliett
    14 Mar 2014 | 8:43 am
    Diving into Sots Press today in my video on how to level yourself up so that you can play along in #instabattle2014 – which is happening mainly on Instagram, but is linking up on Facebook & Twitter as well – and is essentially a whole bunch of us, across the country, playing a fitness-y game of “hey I can do this…can you?”. Realized as I was preparing to shoot the vid that there are a ton of things you could cover with regard to getting capable enough to sit into that deep squat that the Sots Press requires. And THAT is one of the challenges of writing and…
 
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    Elite FTS

  • Tim Ingram Builds Strength Haven

    Jordan Houser
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    For Tim Ingram, personal training has always meant more than fitness. When he set out to open his own training facility, he wanted to influence his clients on a personal level beyond what happens inside the four walls of Heavy Metal Fitness. This, according to Ingram, is what makes a personal trainer worthy of a client’s time and money. “You can have a PhD in exercise physiology and a CSCS with distinction, but if you can’t reach people on a personal level, then you’re no good.” Ingram opened Heavy Metal Fitness to service clients of many backgrounds, and intentionally avoids being…
  • Call me Rhabdo

    Jonathan Mike
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:43 am
    Hello, my name is Rhabdo, short for Rhabdomyolysis. Now, before anybody jumps off the bridge, you might want to grab a parachute in order to potentially ease the fall. I know I am strongly associated with current fitness trends and protocols, but I want to provide everyone with real knowledge. The information presented here is not an intentional jab at any given person or groups of individuals, but merely serves as an educational and informative piece of my history.  Since I don’t have a last name, please just can call me Rhabdo. In the fitness and strength communities, most everyone…
  • Spotting the Truth

    Mark Watts
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    As soon as you walk into the Ultimate Sport Center in Columbus, Ohio, you hear the intensity from the front left corner of the facility. Sitting behind a chain-link fence, The Spot Athletics houses some of the strongest equipment and sports performances coaches in the country. Yet, what makes The Spot Athletics truly unique goes beyond the durability of the equipment or the passion of its coaches. It is the combination of the two that helps foster one of the best training environments for athletes (and even coaches) to accomplish their goals. I was welcomed to The Spot with open arms by JL…
  • Cerebral Smackdown

    David Allen
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Success in powerlifting is defined by a person’s ability to constantly break previous PRs. For some people, the successes are enjoyed on a small scale in their own mind. For others, the successes are shared in front of an audience of hundreds or thousands and even more now that social media has evolved so much. But in the quest for bigger lifts, higher totals, and new PRs, many people mismanage their approach toward such achievements. Sometimes they fail to properly set themselves up for a successful lift and either find themselves disheartened with a missed attempt or struggling to…
  • Dizenzo 900-Pound Bench Program

    Vincent Dizenzo
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    The initial month of my training cycle went very well. I designed this cycle for a 900-pound bench press. This month I learned a few things that will set me up for greater success in the next block of training. I’ve found that in order to move forward, it is important to reflect back on previous training. Years ago when I was chasing down a 600-pound raw bench in the 308-pound weight class, Dave Tate taught me how important it was to look back at my old training logs. I certainly think that hard work is the most important component of anyone’s training, but if you want to squeeze out…
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness - Fitness, Nutrition and Health Advice

  • The Ultimate Superfood You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    You’ve probably never heard of it. It’s at the very bottom of the food chain. Yet it feeds over 99% of all ocean life and supports 100% of all life on the face of the planet. If this... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • 278: How Bad Is Beer? Healthy Deodorants, Burning Fat Faster, Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork And Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Apr 16, 2014 Podcast: Does Garcinia and Green Coffee Extract Help Fat Loss, Interpreting Your Own Bloodwork, Should You Drink Ocean Water, Are Water Alkalinizers Bad, How To Prevent Razor Burn, and... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • Four Natural, Pill-Free Alternatives To Spending $9.52 On A Viagra Pill (And One Potent Libido Tip For Ladies).

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I won’t lie. I’ve used Viagra. I personally tried Viagra while I was in the throes of Ironman triathlon training. My free testosterone was rapidly falling (as happens in most extreme... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • Anxiety 101: Step-By-Step Instructions For Eliminating Anxiety And Taking Your Life Back.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    12 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I didn’t used to be a very anxious guy. But it seems the more tasks I take on, the more pressure there is to maintain a fit body or healthy nutrition protocol, the older and more active my twin... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
  • A World Famous Chef Reveals How The Wrong Foods And A Broken Medical System Nearly Killed Him – And Easy, Delicious Ways Change Your Body With the Right Foods.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield: Ironman Triathlete, Fat Loss Coach and Fitness Trainer)
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Meet chef Seamus Mullen. A recent Men’s Journal article described Seamus as follows: “Few people have subjected their bodies to as much wear and tear as Manhattan chef and... Get fitness, nutrition, health, diet, wellness, workout, exercise, triathlon, Ironman, swimming, cycling, running, weight lifting, Crossfit, Paleo, vegan and fat loss advice from America's top personal trainer.
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    Cube Dweller Fitness

  • From Pain to Performance, Escape to Moab Utah

    Troy Pesola
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pain to performance sounds like an elusive dream, buy this innovative treatment took me from bedridden to hiking Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. Pain Doesn’t Just Appear Despite what you might have heard, pain rarely comes out of nowhere. Just like the married couple that ends up divorced. It seems that more often than not, half of the ex-couple had no idea. They felt like it came out of nowhere. Pain takes years. Small issues, small aspects of neglect, small oversights … they all have an impact. Just like a married couple after years of small issues can suffer great pain and…
  • Interval Training on Your Thumb

    Troy Pesola
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Interval Training on Your Thumb What if you could have everything you need for interval training on your thumb? Sounds too good to be true. But not with the Set Starter. I’ve you’ve been with me for a while you might remember when I first reviewed the Set Starter wearable interval timer nearly two years ago. Eric DeRosa is the founder and inventor of the device and I had an opportunity to interview him. We talked about his progress and how Set Starter has gone from Garage Dream into an International Business Eric’s story continues to grow and build momentum. He started the…
  • It Is Official – The Comments are Gone

    Troy Pesola
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:18 pm
    While I do love interacting with my readers I’ve made an official decision and The Comments Are GONE. You would not believe the amount of spam that comes in as comments. Sure there are numerous tools to help sift, sort, and automatically remove spammers. But some still make their way through. I can stay on this marry go round no longer – No more. But that doesn’t mean I no longer want to hear from you my dear readers. Here are some options to interact: Subscribe and reply via email. Yes I read them. Contact us using the form. Join the Cube Dweller Fitness Facebook Page So do…
  • Troy Barbell Kettlebell Review – World’s First Kettlebell POV

    Troy Pesola
    25 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    We had to do it, we had to do a kettlebell review with the world’s first kettlebell POV video. Perfect Combo It was the perfect combo: a kettlebell from Troy Barbell Company, a GoPro Hero3+ Black, and myself. Oh it was fun. The guys over at Troy Barbell have been incredible in two ways: generous for giving me a kettlebell to review and patient for waiting for the review to be finished. Let’s just say I’m glad 2013 is over and gone. It is a new year, so bring it on. What we found is that the kettlebell from Troy Barbell … lives up the name TROY. But we had to have some…
  • Death In A Bottle – Testosterone Therapy Kills

    Troy Pesola
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    Testosterone Therapy Kills by increasing risk of heart attack by 200-300 percent in the first 90 days. That quick decision to take a trip down Testosterone Lane … could be fatal. Filling a prescription for testosterone replacement therapy was associated with a greater risk for having a nonfatal myocardial infarction in the next 3 months. For some men that increased risk more than doubled compared to the year prior to filling the prescription. Given the rapidly increasing use of testosteronee therapy, the current results, along with other recent findings, emphasize the urgency of the…
 
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Are You a Victim of the Reward Factor?

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Photo by Christian Cable Exercise alone with not give you the results you want if your goal is fat loss. Exercise can help balance the energy intake equation or create a calorie deficit, but you must address food choices and habits to see real and lasting results. You have to get real with how you use food for things other than hunger. For me I had to deal with eating out of loneliness and using food a distraction, for recreation or as a reward. One of my first half hearted at attempts at fitness got hijacked by the “reward factor”. I got a gym membership (my first and at a gym different…
  • Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats from Around the World Cookbook Review

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez When I started looking I was surprised at the number of vegan gluten free cookbooks on the market. I was worried my niche of reduced dairy and gluten would limit by choices but they were actually quite overwhelming. I was drawn to Allyson Kramer’s books by the gorgeous photos. I was drawn to the colors and textures coming alive in the pages before I even had a chance to read the mouth watering recipe descriptions. Brian gave me her book, Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats from Around the World, last Christmas but I admit I hadn’t cooked out of it a great deal. The…
  • Tips to Help Somone Control Eating Ep 106

    IPBrian
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez discusses some tips for someone interested in healthier living, but has trouble with control. In this video: Focus. Look for positive changes…what you can do, rather then what you can’t. The post Tips to Help Somone Control Eating Ep 106 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Kiwi Cooler Post Workout Protein Smoothie Recipe

    Pamela Hernandez
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Photo by Pamela My husband and I don’t like to use the phrase “trip of a lifetime”. There are very few places you can’t revisit if you really want to. However you can have an experience that may be exceptionally rare or hard to recreate. Such was our flight to Hong Kong. We used frequent flier miles to travel in style via the first class experience on Cathay Pacific. For the 15 hours (each way) we spent in the air, we were treated like royalty. We had our own pajamas to lounge in our lay flat beds. Brian was able to join me in my “suite” for meals that we ordered from an actual…
  • Monthly Workout Playlist April 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Design Template by Chris Spooner We’ve all heard it before. April showers bring May flowers. That doesn’t make the rain any more fun. It’s been a colder and snowier winter than usual. I was over winter before Christmas. Spring has sprung but it continues to be chilly with a lot of precipitation. I am ready to break out my tank tops and drive with the windows down. I need large daily doses of sunshine to pull me out of the winter funk. It’s not meant to be yet, so I’ll try to make friends with the showers with a new workout playlist dedicated to the rain. Rain does bring beauty and…
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    Living Smart Girl

  • Win a Pair of Reebok Skyscape’s #styleneverstops

    Sheila Thomas
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Express your individual style with a great pair of Reebok Skyscape shoes.  These shoes are so comfortable you just might forget you have them on.   Wear them everywhere to express your individual style. Check out the Reebok Skyscape video on YouTube Win yourself a pair of custom Reebok Skyscape’s.  This means you win, and then customize them to suit your own style.  Cool huh?   I love how I was able to customize mine.  I choose to go with my girlie yet rocker side and make mine bright. First, I had to pick my size ~ Size 9.  Next I choose my base solid color, which is black.
  • Help Your Child Thrive While Living With Diabetes With These 6 Ideas

    Sheila Thomas
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    livingsmartgirl.coHelp Your Child Thrive While Living With Diabetes With These 6 Ideas Living with diabetes is tough for anyone let alone a child. Trying to understand it and come to terms with their diagnosis can be hard for you and especially your little one. Though it’s not without its challenges, kids can lead very satisfying lives with Juvenile Diabetes. Here are several ideas that can make coping with T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) a bit easier. 1. Switch up the Meal Plans Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner or eating desert first every now and then? Living with T1D is a routine…
  • My Adventure Upon Royal Caribbean’s #LibertyoftheSeas

    Sheila Thomas
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:42 am
    Going on a cruise is more than just taking a vacation.  A cruise is an adventure. An adventure that I highly recommend everyone try at least one time in their life.  If you read my pre cruise post you remember me telling you how I was scared to go on a cruise due to my fear of water.  Well, I got over that fear pretty quick on my way to the ship, due to the size of it.  OH MY… this is a HUGE ship.  It is the 3rd largest ship in the world.  Just take a look at his girl! “This post is brought to you by me, all about my experience upon a Royal Caribbean cruise for a press…
  • Getting Set up to do Pilates at Home

    Sheila Thomas
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Setting up your at-home gym is all about creating a space and environment where you can pursue your desire to get fit and maintain your health. Whatever your budget is, or how big or small your space is, you can create a home pilates gym that works for you. Being able to work out at home, whenever you want can make the difference between reaching your fitness goals and giving up soon after you get started.   Part of planning your at-home pilates gym includes buying pilates gear that makes it easier to workout with ease and comfort. Check out the following pilates gear for yourself and…
  • Go Nuts: Nutty Choices For Your Weight Loss

    Sheila Thomas
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Go Nuts: Nutty Choices For Your Weight Loss Strange as it may sound, some nuts can actually help you lose weight. While most of us consciously stay away from nuts and seeds thinking that these will only contribute to more fats in the body, nuts actually have more health benefits than we can imagine. Although peanuts and walnuts may be energy dense, when you eat moderate amounts of these every day, you can reduce obesity. Nuts consumed in moderation will help you to maintain an optimal body weight. How do nuts help in controlling weight gain? Nuts contain fats and proteins which help to keep…
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    The Fitness Enthusiast

  • Get Your Mind Right

    The Fitness Enthusiast
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Getting Your Mind Right As many of you may be doing, I want to fine tune a few trouble spots as summer days draw near. Now before we’re ready to drop a few founds of fat, or reach any goal, it’s important to understand the enemies and obstacles that are inevitable so that when they pop up we can face them head on and not let them hinder our progress. Let’s all do some mental spring cleaning as we get our bodies ready for bikini season. Although the weather may not be on that same page we have to overcome life’s inevitable obstacles and focus on the steps that will guarantee success.
  • B&R Bar Review – Burgener & Rippetoe Powerlifting & Olympic Weightlifting Bar

    The Fitness Enthusiast
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    B&R Bar Review – Burgener & Rippetoe Powerlifting and Weightlifting Bar Review We’re warriors when we train in the gym, so I review equipment to aid warriors in the gym. It’s hard to write a review for bar, how technical does one need to be? For a good part of my life I trained on different bars and stepped up and under each one ready to rock whatever challenge was locked onto each side. But though I get stronger, bars don’t, so I started to notice that certain bars would bend and then I noticed some bars had this shiny material that would leave my hands…
  • Protein Shake Before or After Workout?

    The Fitness Enthusiast
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Protein Shake Before or After Workout? When To Take Protein Shakes Ever walk into a supplement store, and think to yourself….Huh? All these supplements, all these colors, all these ridiculous claims, and overly scientific crap, all you wanted was some protein, right? Not an infomercial. You don’t know when to take any of these protein shakes, I mean, should you take a protein shake before or after you workout? Is it worth the 50 dollar price tag? You’re not the only one. A very common question that I am frequently asked is what kind of protein should I be taking? Should I…
  • Strength Training For Women – Physical Preparation

    The Fitness Enthusiast
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Strength Training For Women – Physical Preparation All women desiring to lose weight, give me a chance here, puh-lease, just one second, before you go on your date with the elliptical,  please listen to me, it is for your own good. It will make your lives a lot easier. It’s just that almost every time I just so happen to go and train, I never see any women strength training, NOT ONE. I mean, you must LOVE spending all day in the gym to get below average results. See, instead of doing cardio for four hours in the back, how about you come to the front of the gym right by the…
  • Set the Tone with a Great Attitude and get Great Weight Loss Results

    The Fitness Enthusiast
    20 Apr 2013 | 10:34 am
    Ok Attitude, Ok Results, Great Attitude, Great Results Most people don’t understand its losing the first 15 to 20 lbs that set the tone and build momentum. They don’t get what setting the tone means.  When I played high school and college football coaches would always say set the tone. He meant to be excited and motivated to do the small things right and to carry that momentum into everything else you did on the field that day, in the classroom and inevitably in life. For some, good is enough. In fact, for some, just getting by is so ingrained into their character they…
 
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Staying in Your Own Lane

    RITTERSP
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In my latest article for USMS I talk about how racing others is fun and can be helpful, but not to let it consume your own goals.
  • Break Through Your Plateau

    RITTERSP
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    Learn how to get over a training hump with my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Swimming Comfort Drills

    RITTERSP
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    New or nervous swimmers, try these drills to increase your comfort level from my recent post on USMS.org.
  • Imagery Training & Muscle Beach

    RITTERSP
    8 Mar 2014 | 12:38 am
    - How to Use Imagery & Mental Training - The Tale of the Two Muscle Beaches - Learn more at RITTERSP.com - Subscribe in iTunes Olympians Use Imagery as Mental Training – NYTimes The Mundanity of Excellence Muscle Beach
  • Olympic Athletes Secret to Success

    RITTERSP
    1 Mar 2014 | 12:45 am
    - Developing an elite mindset through belief, drive & empowerment - Discover what the “X” factor is in coaching - Learn more at RITTERSP.com - Subscribe in iTunes                                This is a classic speech given by the great “Doc” Counsilman. If you haven’t come across […]
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    BLOGGING ALL THINGS HEALTH & FITNESS

  • Eat real food and your body will see real benefits.

    Luke Scott
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ok I’ve jumped the gun on this. It was meant to be posted up on Monday but what the hell! Today is the first instalment in your weekly nutritional updates. In 2011 I discovered that especially with our Group Personal Training customers, you were all working incredibly hard both within your sessions and with your homework, but falling over when it came to probably the most vital thing that was standing between yourself and your goals. Your nutrition. Our One on One Personal Training clients seemed to fare much better than our Group Personal Training clients in the nutritional stakes as…
  • The Jawbone Up!

    Luke Scott
    14 Oct 2013 | 6:47 pm
    The Jawbone Up! – Product review Recently a friend and former colleague of mine Nathan Tieppo from Momentum Personal Training slung me a pretty sweet birthday present, the Jawbone Up. The Up is a sleek little wrist band that is like a pedometer however a little more powerful and a whole lot more geeky cool.         The Up helps you measure how active you are throughout the day. You can set your desired ‘step’ count for the day and the Up will help you to make sure you get there. You can set the Up to vibrate at intervals should you be in-active for too…
  • The Good Life

    Luke Scott
    14 Oct 2013 | 5:59 pm
    The Australian Good Life The ever-prominent importance of sports, health and fitness within the Australian lifestyle has always been infamous to people across the world. Fashion retailer Boohoo.com has conducted research to determine whether Australia really is the healthiest place in the world. Revolution Personal Training have been asked to help them with this quest. Boohoo are always looking for ways to promote good health – Cassie Griffiths, Company Model Booker, recently was asked about what she looks for when booking a model and the importance of a clean model lifestyle; “As a…
  • The Human Adaptation to Exercise

    Kiara Johnson
    7 Oct 2013 | 5:00 am
    Have you been training for a while and ever noticed a plateau in your performance? There is definitely science behind constantly improving your performance. Exercise training is an adaptive process. The body will adapt to the stress of exercise with increased fitness if the stress is above minimum threshold intensity. Therefore you cannot just go for a 20 min job 3 times a week for a few months and expect to see an improvement. In order to improve you will need to increase the duration or the intensity of exercise to keep ‘stressing’ your body. To ensure this is effective, we must…
  • The Best Tunes To Train To

    Luke Scott
    17 Sep 2013 | 5:05 am
    Ok, so we all know that with the right music pumping on your ipod you can get so much more out of yourself. So what are the best tunes to have on your training playlist? Here is my list. Get these suckers pumping while your pushing yourself and I think you’ll start working a little harder. Let us know what you think, and these are in no particular order by the way! What do you love to train to? What helps you get through those last few kilometers? Till I Collapse – Eminem Stronger – Kanye West Jump – Van Halen Pump It – The Black Eyed Peas Eye Of The Tiger –…
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    Learn How to Build Muscle Blog

  • Increase Your Training Intensity – Forced Repetitions

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
    You can only build muscle tissue if you can generate progressively stronger muscular contractions, so this calls for an emphasis on finding ways to increase exercise intensity. This should not be confused with exercise duration as maximum training intensity will actually shorten the time needed to achieve maximal muscular growth. In an earlier article I outlined the ways in which you can intensify your training. Here we’ll focus on the role that forced repetitions have to play in intensifying the training effect. When you reach the point of muscular failure it is impossible to manage…
  • Increase Your Training Intensity – Partial Repetitions

    admin
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:19 am
    You can only build muscle tissue if you can generate progressively stronger muscular contractions, so this calls for an emphasis on finding ways to increase exercise intensity. This should not be confused with exercise duration as maximum training intensity will actually shorten the time needed to achieve maximal muscular growth. In an earlier article I outlined the ways in which you can intensify your training. Here we’ll focus on the role that partial repetitions have to play in intensifying the training effect. One of the biggest dangers confronting serious bodybuilders is the…
  • Is Your Muscle Building Potential Limited By Your Genes?

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:18 am
    It is clear that certain traits are handed down to us by our parents and unfortunately our ablility to grow muscles beyond certain limits is no exception. That doesn’t mean to say hard work and carefully planned training won’t have a positive effect on your physique – it just means that some people will inherit a greater abundance of the favored physical characteristics than others. Not everyone possesses the physical traits to become a champion, but you can work wonders with the raw material you do possess. How responsive you will be to physical stimulation can be predicted…
  • Information about steroids by shrenksonlinepharma

    admin
    28 Feb 2014 | 12:18 am
    Like methandrostenolone (Dianabol), oxymetholone does not bind well to the androgen receptor (AR), and most of the anabolism it provides is via non-AR-mediated effects. It is therefore a Class II steroid and is best stacked with a Class I steroid. The drug appears to give the same benefits as dianabol. Unlike Dianabol, however, it seems that oxymetholone is progestagenic. It has been observed to cause nipple soreness or to aggravate gynecomastia even in the presence of high dose antiestrogens, strongly suggesting that the effect is not estrogenic. That effect can be reduced by concurrent use…
  • INJURIES AND MUSCLE RELAXANT USE

    admin
    19 Feb 2014 | 12:18 am
    Studies show that many people are not living healthy lives. A number of individuals tend to overuse alcohol and cigarettes, get too little sleep, or underrate physical activities. Being healthy has its benefits and is essential for one’s well-being. And a part of this healthy lifestyle includes exercising. By exercising it increases body strength, reduced lower back problems, improved posture, reduced high blood pressure, and boost energy. People exercise for various reasons. Some exercise to develop muscles while some work out to lose weight. Some people who are too busy to exercise turn…
 
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    Girl Heroes

  • The Birth of Thing 2 – My Successful Vbac

    jennincat
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:27 pm
    So I’ve been eating pineapple and dates, walking, doing spinning babies exercises (don’t ask), and spent more time on my hands and knees these last few weeks than I have in my entire life. (I really should have invested in knee pads.) I’ve also turned in all my Go RVing assignments, written a few drafts for my blogs, cleaned the RV multiple times, and stocked my fridge and freezer with food. I even trimmed my bangs just in case I was subconsciously being stressed out by them and besides labor is uncomfortable enough without being poked in the eyes. Still no baby. Maybe…
  • The Less Than Perfect Birth of My Perfect Baby, Thing 1 (and what I learned from my “emergency c-section”)

    jennincat
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Still no baby here. My “due date” isn’t until April 5th so while I’m more than ready for his arrival and really uncomfortable I’m not worried. After all due dates are really just “guesstimates”. Babies come when they are ready not when they are “due”. As I’m preparing for the birth of Thing 3, I decided I wanted to reminisce and reflect on my previous births. While my first birth was far from a tragedy, it was on some level traumatic and far from ideal. It left physical and mental scars that took time to heal. Perhaps in sharing my story someone else will feel…
  • Life Lately

    jennincat
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Being pregnant has a lot of ups and downs, thanks to hormones. Or maybe that’s just part of being a girl. Or maybe it’s just life. Yeah, that’s what it is life. Making Videos Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sell almost everything and hit the road in an RV with your family? We did and two and a half years ago we decided to follow that dream. It was risky. It was scary. It was crazy. But here we are now loving our life (when my hormones aren’t getting in the way) and creating memories.  If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to travel full…
  • The Good (New RV), The Bad (My Dr Got Cancer) and The Blah (The Rest)

    jennincat
    27 Feb 2014 | 8:19 am
    I haven’t been posting much because there has been a lot going on. A lot. Some good. Some bad. Some kinda boring like spending 30 minutes a day practicing hypnosis.  Yeah, I’ll get to that but first let’s start off with the good. The Good We got our new RV. You can see pictures of all 400 square feet here or if you prefer here’s a video tour. Aside from the decor looking a little generic (it feels very impersonal like a hotel room) we are loving it. There is so much more space and the kitchen is amazing. The full size fridge has changed our life. No more playing…
  • Life Lately – Baby Belly, Bells, Bunches of Other Stuff like our NEW RV!!

    jennincat
    30 Jan 2014 | 9:33 pm
    New RV!!! I’m sitting in a hotel room right now. We’ve been living out of bags for the last few months since we sold our RV but tonight is the last night because tomorrow we pick up our NEW RV!!! I’m so excited that I can hardly sleep!!! We are heading over to Dixie RV tomorrow first thing in the morning. Let me tell you getting here was a bit crazy.  Driving through the Florida panhandle in the ice storm last night was no joke. Thing Two and I kept going because we were anxious not only for the new RV but to be with Brent and Thing One again. We had been apart since we…
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    Yowza Fitness

  • 5 Minute Tabata Workouts For Home Gym Equipment

    Susan Gullion
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:55 am
    Are you a highly motivated person looking for high intensity workouts? Then let us give it to you – Olympic style. Several years ago, the Japanese Olympic speed skating team asked Sport & Health Science Professor Izumi Tabata to develop a workout strategy, and the results were incredible. What Tabata produced was originally meant only for world class athletes, but there is no reason why you can’t give it a try. The founder of the Tabata Protocol describes these workouts as “very painful and tiring.” So what physiologic benefits do you get in return for your pain? You get:…
  • HIIT Fat Burning Workouts And Weight Loss Guide

    Joe Alter
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    If you came here looking for a short slide show with useless exercises that can’t trim your waistline, then you have come to the wrong place. But if you really want to learn about fat burning workouts and strategies for a skinnier waist, firmer thighs and tight buttocks then welcome to this comprehensive guide. Before we get to the workouts, we will start with some basic information about fat metabolism and nutrition which gives you a foundation of knowledge upon which you can build your exercise strategy. We will also discuss the benefits of one of the newest fitness trends: high intensity…
  • Treadmill Half Marathon World Record Broken

    Joe Alter
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    The crowd gathered around the man running – and they began to cheer. The man announcing the event said, “Eight miles in 40.53. That was a 5-oh-5-mile. He’s now 17 seconds under world record pace.” Meanwhile Tyler Andrews kept up his speed. He was on pace to break a world record. The announcer continued, “12 miles, 101.52, six seconds above world record pace. He needs a five-minute last mile to do it.” Treadmill History 23 year old Tyler Andrews hails from Massachusetts, and is a long distance running professional. He often trains in the mountains of Ecuador and Peru, and this…
  • Superfoods Guide – Foods That Maximize Your Workouts

    Joe Alter
    24 Mar 2014 | 1:27 pm
    The human body is the only machine that improves with use. Working out on an elliptical or treadmill undoubtedly improves your fitness. Like a car, what you put in your fuel tank determines how well your engine works. The term “superfood” has become popular lately and refers to foods that are especially valuable for their nutrients. For the fitness minded, there are superfoods that also boost your metabolism and help you lose weight – all without dieting. Surprisingly, the simplest – and cheapest – superfood is perhaps the most important of all. Let’s take an in-depth look…
  • Tune In! Yowza Fitness Appearing On Lifetime TV

    Joe Alter
    21 Mar 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Want to get some real fitness equipment insider info and see one of the best ellipticals in action? Then join Jeff Smith, Yowza Fitness’s lead designer, this week on Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act. You’ll get to see all the features of the Yowza Islamorada as the cast of The Balancing Act’s “Mission Makeover 3” steps on and works out. This is a great opportunity to hear an industry expert’s view on indoor fitness and see the features and advantages of the latest ellipticals on the market. The airdates for the show are (all times listed EST and PST): March 24 at 7:30 am…
 
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  • Are you at Risk?

    jillknapp
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Always good to know!! Take the diabetes risk test.  Click on photo below to start your test:  
  • Thursday Thought~

    jillknapp
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
    This is a strong statement.  Keep this in mind before you go to the pantry.  We can all learn to change our lifestyle.  It’s a choice and sometimes for those of us who are emotional eaters it’s not always that easy.  Sometimes turning to food to heal pain is the only choice we feel we have.  I finally got what having a journal near by means.  I pick it up when feeling emotional pain instead of eating away the pain.  It’s so very therapeutic.  It’s a healthy habit I am glad I have.  They have beautiful Journals for a very low price at Ross I have about 5 now I…
  • Congratulations!!

    jillknapp
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Thanks for sending me your results everyone.  YOU all did so well.  Many mentioned that it was so worth it.  I know a few of you gave up and that is OK.  Giving up sugar is a very hard thing to do.  When your ready do your own challenge.   Drum roll please!! Total lost 362 pounds Not many did there inches lost but the Top person is Leslie Miller with a total of 17 inches lost over all. Top weight loss winner is Nicole Wilson who lost a whopping 22 pounds in 21 days.  That is amazing!! For many it was not just about losing weight and inches.  Many stated they had more energy, …
  • I want to hear from you!

    jillknapp
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
      If you participated in the no sugar challenge I want to hear from you.  I would like to post the total of pounds and inches lost from everyone that did the challenge.  I also would love to hear how everyone did.  Click here and send me a message.  I love how many people responded and did this.  More than last year!!  Just because the no sugar challenge is over does not mean you have to be done. If you are feeling amazing and really have noticed some wonderful changes you may just want to keep sugar out of your eating plan.   It’s a better way to live!! Click here to send…
  • March is National Nutrition Month

    jillknapp
    6 Mar 2014 | 6:16 am
    Time to start looking into how your treating your body.  With the No sugar challenge going on it’s been a great kick off to changing your lifestyle.  Now with National Nutrition Month you can go even further and be creative on how to get all the healthy food you can.  I personally just love raw veggies.  I pre-pack them so I can grab and go.  Also I have to brag that I have really gotten into my NutriBullet!!  I use it daily.
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  • Are You a Victim of the Reward Factor?

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Photo by Christian Cable Exercise alone with not give you the results you want if your goal is fat loss. Exercise can help balance the energy intake equation or create a calorie deficit, but you must address food choices and habits to see real and lasting results. You have to get real with how you use food for things other than hunger. For me I had to deal with eating out of loneliness and using food a distraction, for recreation or as a reward. One of my first half hearted at attempts at fitness got hijacked by the “reward factor”. I got a gym membership (my first and at a gym different…
  • Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats from Around the World Cookbook Review

    Pamela Hernandez
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez When I started looking I was surprised at the number of vegan gluten free cookbooks on the market. I was worried my niche of reduced dairy and gluten would limit by choices but they were actually quite overwhelming. I was drawn to Allyson Kramer’s books by the gorgeous photos. I was drawn to the colors and textures coming alive in the pages before I even had a chance to read the mouth watering recipe descriptions. Brian gave me her book, Great Gluten Free Vegan Eats from Around the World, last Christmas but I admit I hadn’t cooked out of it a great deal. The…
  • Tips to Help Somone Control Eating Ep 106

    IPBrian
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez discusses some tips for someone interested in healthier living, but has trouble with control. In this video: Focus. Look for positive changes…what you can do, rather then what you can’t. The post Tips to Help Somone Control Eating Ep 106 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Kiwi Cooler Post Workout Protein Smoothie Recipe

    Pamela Hernandez
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:01 am
    Photo by Pamela My husband and I don’t like to use the phrase “trip of a lifetime”. There are very few places you can’t revisit if you really want to. However you can have an experience that may be exceptionally rare or hard to recreate. Such was our flight to Hong Kong. We used frequent flier miles to travel in style via the first class experience on Cathay Pacific. For the 15 hours (each way) we spent in the air, we were treated like royalty. We had our own pajamas to lounge in our lay flat beds. Brian was able to join me in my “suite” for meals that we ordered from an actual…
  • Monthly Workout Playlist April 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Design Template by Chris Spooner We’ve all heard it before. April showers bring May flowers. That doesn’t make the rain any more fun. It’s been a colder and snowier winter than usual. I was over winter before Christmas. Spring has sprung but it continues to be chilly with a lot of precipitation. I am ready to break out my tank tops and drive with the windows down. I need large daily doses of sunshine to pull me out of the winter funk. It’s not meant to be yet, so I’ll try to make friends with the showers with a new workout playlist dedicated to the rain. Rain does bring beauty and…
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  • Help Feed America When You #ShareTheTable for Family Meals with Barilla

    Jenn
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    If your family is anything like mine, you are juggling work, errands, homework, sports, and more. It can be really challenging to find time to sit down together for family meals. Barilla created the #ShareTheTable campaign to inspire, empower and support all families to share more meaningful meals together. In addition, the #ShareTheTable campaign helps provide meals to local food banks across the country through the Feeding America Program. As part of the #ShareTheTable initiative, Barilla will provide 10 meals to Feeding America– a nationwide nonprofit organization that helps feed…
  • Our Family Earth Day Tips Featuring Ology at Walgreens

    Jenn
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:06 pm
    It’s a busy, busy world we live in. We often get so caught up in our own worlds that we forget how we can impact the world around us. As Earth Day approaches, I took some time to chat with my kids about creating a healthy home and the social responsibility of leaving behind a better Earth for everyone to enjoy. We discussed ways we can help make our home earth friendly. Here are the Family Earth Day Tips we came up with together: Buy Earth Friendly Products Whenever possible, we try to purchase products that are healthier for the environment, without harsh chemicals. Products made from…
  • Workout Wednesday (WOW!) Link Up

    Jenn
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Happy Hump Day all. I am thrilled to announce that I am beginning to co-host Workout Wednesday with some awesome bloggers. The bad news is that I have an infection so I need to lay low for a week or so. That said, here is a great home workout for your butt and thighs. No equipment necessary! This workout is from my “Living Room Fitness Series” on my YouTube Channel. Enjoy and link-up your fitness posts too!   The Workout Wednesday Link Up was created and hosted by Diatta Harris of Femme Fitale Fit Club & Sheila Simmons of The Frugal Exerciser. A few amazing bloggers…
  • 3 Easy Steps to Improve Your Nutrition

    Jenn
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    We sometimes get so caught up in weight loss and fads that we lose sight of what’s really important – our health! Here are a few tips to help you improve your nutrition, no matter your goal. Write it down. Tracking your nutrition will allow you to get an understanding of where you are and where your nutrition may be lacking. You can either use an app like Myfitnesspal to track everything for you, or you can just write it down and manually add up your nutrients. I recommend logging for at least 3 days before ever adding up the nutrients such as calories, carbs, fats, and proteins…
  • Bravo TV’s Southern Charm – Check It Out

    Jenn
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    Guess who got selected to live tweet during Bravo TV’s Reality show, Southern Charm? THIS GAL!!! If you know me, and I even mention this in my bio, I am a big reality TV fan. But, I had not yet heard about this show so I am totally catching up this weekend. I need to be up to date to inform my live tweeting. I can’t wait. I’m even staying up past my bedtime for this one. LOL! In my youth, I spent summers in the Hamptons of New York. I was on the other side of the tracks compared to upper crust folks featured in these shows, but it should still remind me of those days. Oh,…
 
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  • Is Exercise Genetic?

    Marissa
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. © lzf – Fotolia.com Are some people born to exercise while others are not? This interesting premise was studied by a group of scientists at the University of Missouri and the paper recently accepted for publication in The Journal of Physiology. Bearing the impressive title “Nucleus accumbens neuronal maturation differences in…
  • Is Being Too Thin More Dangerous Than Being Too Fat?

    Marissa
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:28 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. © Sergio Martínez – Fotolia.com There is an ongoing discussion as to the relative risks of dying in relation to our weight. A recent study, appearing in the March 28 issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health has reached the conclusion that being underweight carries an even greater risk of death than being obese. The…
  • Child Abuse: Recognition and Reporting

    Marissa
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. © kmiragaya – Fotolia I was grocery shopping recently. Walking down the aisle, I noticed a woman a few feet ahead of me talking loudly on the phone to someone about what product to buy. Her 3-4 year-old son was standing next to her and trying to get her attention. He was not overtly misbehaving in any way. Suddenly she turned,…
  • Blast That Belly Fat!!

    Marissa
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. © James Steidl – Fotolia.com Think about it. Nothing is more difficult to remove than that stubborn belly fat! It’s so sustainable that if it wasn’t fat, it would be the mascot of the green movement! You can do a lot of things with it, like a great Santa Claus impression at Christmas, or rub it for luck like Buddha’s…
  • We Were Made for Stories

    Marissa
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Contributor: “Dr. J” Dr. J offers his irreverent, slightly irrelevant, but possibly useful opinions on health and fitness. A Florida surgeon and fitness freak with a black belt in karate, he runs 50 miles a week and flies a Cherokee Arrow 200. (CC) Jerry Kirkhart/Flickr In the past I’ve discussed how music is part of our genetic heritage; one of our connections to the universe as a whole, and so it is with stories. Stories play an important role throughout our lives. Stories are entwined with many of our activities, events and a multitude of our experiences. Throughout…
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  • How To Become A Fitness Model (and get paid)

    Jamin Thompson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Seems like every day or so, someone either emails me or hits me up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram asking me how they can break into fitness modeling. I guess you could say a career in fitness modeling is all the rage these days. But how do you get started? Even more difficult to figure out is… …how can you get paid for your efforts? Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of great info out there that can help point you in the right direction. Most of the articles you’ll find on Google suck. Most of the “how to” videos you’ll find on YouTube suck. Most of…
  • Krystal Cantu: Strength & Determination Through Adversity

    Jamin Thompson
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I posted this video on Instagram earlier but felt it was cool enough to share here as well: Never let anyone tell you “it’s too hard” or “you can’t do it”. Never let fear and self-doubt cripple your confidence and cause you to live life on your knees full of worry, stress, weakness, and regret. There are no limits to what you can accomplish if you get your mind right and put in work. If you live clean and train smart anything is possible. So live how you want to live and never let the laws and dogmas of the weak-minded get in your way. This could be the…
  • How To Overcome Fear | Chris Hadfield Ted Talk

    Jamin Thompson
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space You know it’s funny, we train our bodies to failure in the gym because we know that failure is required in order to tear the muscles down so they can heal and grow. So why is it that when we are outside of the gym (i.e. trying to start a business, ask your crush on a date, go back to school, learn a new skill, or take a risk to achieve a dream, etc) that we are so afraid to apply the same concept? The simple answer: A fear of the unknown. A fear of failure. A Black Door. Fear: its vice grip can cripple your confidence and destroy your…
  • The Evolution Of A Meal Plan

    Jamin Thompson
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The year was 1987… …maybe 1988 we can’t be sure at this point. What we do know is that I’m rockin YMCA t-shirts and Umbro booty shorts… …and that my calves are so small my socks can barely even stay up. We do know that. We can probably safely assume this is some time in the late 80′s (no need for photo forensics, we can probably tell based on the corny gear and microphone fros me, my brothers & cousins are all rockin). It was around this time my older cousin had just turned 13 and is just starting to get interested in weight lifting. All he talks…
  • Arlindo de Souza: “Steroid Free” Bodybuilder Builds 29 Inch Arms Using Weird Oil

    Jamin Thompson
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:32 pm
    This isn’t a news site by any means, but every so often a story comes across my desk that’s just so amazing or crazy I just can’t help but discuss it here. Such is the case with Arlindo de Souza (aka “The Mountain”), a 43 year old “bodybuilder” who quite arguably has the biggest arms in the world. The crazy part is, this guy didn’t get his massive guns from lifting weights or training hard. Instead, Arlindo used a new synthetic filler (which has taken the bodybuilding community by storm lately) and injected the mixture directly into his arms to…
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  • Deng Wei 144kg Clean & Jerk at 63kg 2014 Chinese Nationals

    Gregor
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:10 am
    Meanwhile in China … Here is the next gem from the 2014 Chinese weightlifting nationals for women. Deng Wei (63kg) Clean & Jerked 144kg! (1kg above the current World Record by Maiya Maneza). She is the 2010 World Champion in the 58kg and is still Jr. World Record holder in the total (244 at 58kg). At the 2013 Worlds she lifted in the 58kg and bombed in the C&J. Deng Wei 144kg Clean & Jerk at 63kg 2014 Chinese Nationals is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Zhang Wanqiong 231kg Total at 53kg 2014 Chinese Nationals

    Gregor
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    Meanwhile in China … The Chinese weightlifting nationals for women are currently going on. And there have already been some great performances. Most notably by Zhang Wanqiong in the 53kg category. She went 6/6 with Snatch: 98, 100, 102 (lift is at 21:55 in the video) Clean & Jerk: 122, 125, 129 (lift is at 51:20 in the video) So her Total is 1 kg  over the current World Record (currently at 230kg). As with most national meets this does not count as an official world record, even though the athletes were drug tested after the competition. Here is the video of the competition.
  • Artem Okulov 290kg Squat + 170kg Snatch Pull + Snatch x2

    Gregor
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Meanwhile in Russia … Artem Okulov (85kg) gets a 290kg Squat, which is a PR for him. Remember in his interview he said that his previous PR was 270kg x2, because he wasn’t allowed to do more. 170kg Snatch Pull + Snatch x2 More Artem: Check out his 180kg Snatch + 200kg Clean Complex the superhuman 190kg Snatch from the Hang his 180kg Snatch at age 17 Artem Okulov 290kg Squat + 170kg Snatch Pull + Snatch x2 is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Ivan Markov 175kg Snatch + 210kg Clean & Jerk 2014 European Champion

    Gregor
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    Another highlight from the 2014 Europeans. Ivan Markov winning the 85kg weight class. 175kg Snatch in beautiful slow motion from HookGrip. Real Time Version 210kg Clean & Jerk Ivan Markov 175kg Snatch + 210kg Clean & Jerk 2014 European Champion is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Lidia Valentin Day in a Life

    Gregor
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:40 am
    Here is a day in a life of the 2014 European 75kg champion, Lidia Valentin. I think it’s targeted towards the non weightlifting crowd, but I think Lidia fans will still enjoy it. With my crappy Spanish skills I got that she has a 70/30 carbs / protein mix after training, but that’s about it. Update: Gracias a Juan for translating. (Scroll down for the translation) From Juan: At last! Finally I can contribute to the world of weightifting. The documentary, as you say, it is not very technical and meant for the general public, but this is the overview: Sign outside weightlifting gym:…
 
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  • Looking At : Week Ending Apr 13, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:38 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. Two Years of Running In Minimalist Shoes : Are there physical benefits associated with running in minimalist shoes? Quite possibly. DIY Landmine Base : Someone asked me over the weekend how to make one of these, and Chris Melton has posted an excellent video showing exactly that. Nice one. An App to Fix Jetlag : We've talked about jetlag a number of times over the years. Here's a novel way of minimising the effects - using…
  • Video for Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups (Frank DiMeo)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups [with Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video. It was a great conversation. Josh and Frank discussed Frank's fitness background, definitions, differences between pull-ups and lat pulldowns, moving from 0 pull-ups to 1, assisted pull-ups, kipping pull-ups, different grip apparatus used, carryover to…
  • Gymchat 243 - How to Improve Your Pull Ups (Frank DiMeo)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Frank DiMeo.There are certainly many, many varieties of chin-ups and pull-ups. Fantastic exercises. This week we're taking a detailed look at these amazing exercises, and discussing how to increase both their quality and quantity. Whether you can already knock them out by the dozen, or are gearing up for your first. Helping us tackle this one - as well as your questions (just post them on the Event page, or use the Q&A tool during the discussion itself) is Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your…
  • Looking At : Week Ending Apr 6, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    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. Sportan - Social Sports Finder : Very interesting idea, neatly addressing the 'who do I want to train/play/compete with' side of sports. And yes, it handles any sport. Selecting Running Shoes : How do you currently pick running shoes? How should you? Over to Dr Nick. Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics for Aesthetics & Performance (Bill Piche) : Great conversation on the ways in which genetic factors influence your…
  • Video for Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance (Bill Piche)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:46 am
    Thanks again to everyone who watched and sent in questions for the discussion Gymchat 242 - The Role of Genetics in Aesthetics & Performance [with Powerlifter Bill Piche, joined by Personal Trainer (and Strength Athlete) Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video. It was a great conversation. Josh and Bill discussed Bill's fitness background, the different approaches to discussions around genetics, accessibility of information, understanding what's possible (and likely), hard work vs genetics, use…
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  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals results: Colorado does it again

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    The 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships are in the books. This year saw a lot of familiar names and familiar teams on the podium, including the University of Colorado earning a fifth straight overall team title. Let's...
  • 2014 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals are coming this weekend

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:38 pm
    This weekend marks the return to the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals. The events will be held Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. This event started in 1992 and now includes 3 races.Friday will feature...
  • Triathlon wins NCAA Emerging Sport for Women status

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    18 Jan 2014 | 6:12 pm
    The sport of triathlon won a big victory this week as the NCAA voted to designate is as an Emerging Sport for Women.The new status allows schools to use triathlon to meet minimum sports sponsorship requirements, minimum financial aid...
  • Vote to make triathlon the next NCAA Emerging Sport for Women

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Bowling, fencing, triathlon and rowing. Which one of these doesn't belong with the others? The answer is triathlon, but why? The other three sports are sports for women officially sanctioned by the NCAA. This week, however, that could...
  • Antioxidants and vitamins make this chai tea a winner

    Alan Hughes, Triathlon Examiner
    18 Oct 2013 | 12:56 pm
    While we’ve come out with a few recipes lately, we haven’t addressed drinks yet. So we are going to fix that with a Vanilla Oolong Chai.I honestly wasn’t sure where to find...
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  • Slow-Carb Diet Tips: Make Shopping Easier

    jason
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I’ve had a lot of questions from folks just starting out on the slow-carb diet as it’s found in Tim Ferriss’ The 4 Hour Body. Even though there are only 5 “rules”, it doesn’t seem enough to get someone ready to start. I get it; I like to have a full plan too. So over the next few weeks I’m going to put together a series of posts that are designed to get you going immediately on your slow-carb diet. In this first post, I want to share with you how to shop for groceries more efficiently and less temptationally. How to shop better There are two entries…
  • 5 Ways To Overcome Your Fear Of Running

    jason
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    The following is a guest post by Audrey Clark. There are those that fear running in that first big race or marathon. Others fear unfamiliar distances and terrain. Some may even feel self conscious as they run, concerned with how others are viewing them. Then there are those that doubt their abilities and whether or not they’ll be able to finish what they’ve started. Whatever one’s fear of running may be, running scared can be debilitating and have the tendency to swallow one in their own self-defeat. That’s because when doubt begins to creep into the equation, it can…
  • The Truth About 30g Protein Within 30 Minutes Of Waking

    jason
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    How well are you able to get 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking? One of the main supplemental rules that Tim Ferriss included in The 4 Hour Body was to get 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking. A lot of people refer to it on forums, but do you even know where this “30 in 30″ came from? He mentions it in the book in an example of his father, who saw a 23 lb weight loss in 2 months, but only 6 of it in the second month. When he started consuming 30g protein 30 within 30 minutes of waking “to restart fat-loss”, he dropped another 19 lbs in one…
  • Use This Lentil Recipe To Last You All Week #4hb #slowcarb

    jason
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a recipe inspired by one I was sent from one of the FMF community members, Krissi W. One of the staples of a slow-carb diet is a healthy portion of legumes, and lentils seem to be the ones that most folks handle best. They’re certainly my favorite out of them all. When I’m at the top of my game, I make a bunch of lentils and eat them all week. I decided to do that this week and show you how I usually do it. The original recipe as outlined here is mostly how Krissi gave it to me, adjusted for the portions I could buy in the US (she’s from NZ). You’ll notice I…
  • The Cold Shower Technique Has Nothing On This

    jason
    13 Feb 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post from Dan Millington. He’s been taking cold showers to the next level. Any of you bold enough to try? My friend and I both swam in an outdoor pool throughout the summer. Mainly because there were less people, the pool was 50m long and as such better for open water swim training. However, this innocent choice of pool has led onto something slightly more grueling. I’m not entirely sure when it started but my friend and I decided that wetsuits were for the mentally weak – or North Sea oil rig divers. A challenge was laid down as the summer started to give way to…
 
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  • What Are Antioxidants and Do We Need Them?

    michael
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Antioxidants, Just What Are They?  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Your body’s cells get their protection from powerful nutrients called antioxidants. A result of this is a great boost to your overall health in a number of different ways, so it is important to be including antioxidant rich foods into your diet. This article will take a look at just what are antioxidants and some of the benefits you may get when you include them into your diet. Antioxidants Role In Your Body Your body uses oxygen to extract all the nutrients from the foods you eat and also use the energy it can get from those…
  • Common Causes of Workplace Back Pain

    michael
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Back Pain At Work Have you ever suffered a backache so severe that you couldn’t perform such basic tasks as standing up or bending over? If so, then you can imagine what havoc back pain can wreak in the workplace. The American Chiropractic Association cites back problems as a leading cause of missed workdays, with half the American population suffering some type of back complaint at any given time. Unsafe work practices and sheer carelessness contribute to numerous cases of work-related back pain and injury. The human spine is remarkably strong, supporting the entire body as it moves…
  • Get On Your Cycle To Lose Weight

    michael
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
     Cycle To Lose Weight Amongst all exercise routines to lose weight, cycling is undoubtedly one of the most effective and enjoyable. Cycling can be an amazing calorie-burning workout regimen and you could get on a cycle even to lose weight. Cycling offers a multitude of health benefits, whether it is improving your cardiovascular health or burning calories to lose weight. Cycling can provide different levels of training intensities and being a non-weight exercise, you are not likely to hurt your muscles and joints. Moreover, cycling is inexpensive and can be done both indoors and outdoors,…
  • A Good Exercise Program Environment Can Keep You On Track

    michael
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Having The Right Exercise Program Environment (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Most exercise programs focus fully on the specific activities you need to perform to burn the calories and gain the muscle. But what’s often left out of these conversations is the exercise program environment in which you perform your workouts and how it can lead to a greater chance of having success. Succeeding with an exercise program means avoiding injuries, boredom, and wasted time. If you experience an uptick in one of those downers, you may be unwilling or unable to continue the program. Given the importance…
  • Top Reasons To Keep Your Children Fit And Healthy

    michael
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Keeping children fit and healthy is incredibly important and isn’t just about helping them to avoid weight gain. If you allow your children to be sedentary, then even if they look fine they will likely be suffering from a range of issues and it will be affecting them in more ways than you can probably guess. Read on to find out how a sedentary lifestyle can land your children in real trouble and why it’s paramount that you find ways to keep them active… School Performance If you think that fitness only affects your child’s body, then you’d be wrong unfortunately. In…
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  • No Food Should Hold You Hostage!

    Kim
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    When we were kids, we all did the hokey pokey, (please tell me you are smiling, nodding, some sort of recognition to what I’m talking about) you put your right hand in and then your right hand out, you did the hokey pokey and turn yourself around that’s what’s it’s all about… You get what I’m putting down. Now many of you play that same game with fitness and nutrition. You’re eating great and then you’re eating crap, your turn yourself around and complain about results and you start the cycle all over again. Sound familiar? Your diet and workouts are spot on during the and…
  • Book Review: Crazy Sexy Diet

    Kim
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    I loved the book and believe you will as well. It’s a quick read, a wonderful host of experts that break down the information without big words. Give it a listen. Once you are done, I’d love to hear your feedback, please leave in the comments below.   Next Month book is Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat: The Paleo Chic Diet for Rapid Results Want to be kept in the loop about book reviews? Join my mailing list below. (I hate spam, so I won’t spam you) The post Book Review: Crazy Sexy Diet appeared first on Fab Fit Squad. Related posts: It’s Time To Break Up! To Cleanse…
  • My Fitness Hero

    Kim
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:32 am
    In 2001, my husband, Philip, and I were busy professionals. We both worked 60+ hours week and we were eating at whatever place would deliver or was on our way home. Does that sounds familiar?That October we got married; I wanted to make sure my husband and I lived a nice long life of marital bliss. Instead of giving each other Christmas presents that year I suggested we give each other personal trainer. In January of 2002 we started working with a personal trainer. This man rocked and turned our world upside down. We worked out with him for four months and he helped us shed a total of 80…
  • Are You A Poser?

    Kim
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:13 pm
    In my fitness career I’ve found that there are three types of fitness folks. Seekers: In constant search of the “diet plan” “workout” “coach” “super food” etc. that will help them to achieve their goals. When “the something” doesn’t give them fast weight loss or a quick fix, they give up immediately and declare it a failure. Poser: They say all the right things, buy the right stuff, wear the right clothes, belong to the right groups, talks the talk but kinda walks the walk. Doers: These are the folks that put their blood, sweat and tears into making their goals come…
  • Smash The Scale!

    Kim
    15 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    You are successful in all areas of your life except this. You step on the scale it makes or breaks your day! It’s time to end this vicious cycle and finally break up with the scale. Let’s enter spring with a new attitude, just as the seasons change so can you. This year, will be the year, you won’t dread putting on your spring clothes, being photographer or even looking in the mirror. I’m want to help 10 women — change their attitude and SMASH THE SCALE! This program includes: Nutrition program — including a organic, natural supplement line of products.
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  • It’s Black On THIS Fit Buzz Friday

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

    Shaun
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
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  • Saving Money on Your Gym Membership

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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
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  • A Brief Rundown of the Best Body Building Supplements on the Market

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    18 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
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  • Stay-Fit Bug Survey – The Bugmeister wants to get to know you better!

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    17 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Stay-Fit Bug Survey – The Bugmeister wants to get to know you better! >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
 
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  • Should You Be Doing High Intensity Exercise?

    Suzanne Hiscock
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Whether you’re a novice when it comes to exercise or regularly workout, I’m sure you’ve noticed the latest trend of high intensity exercise. Whether you know it as CrossFit, P90X, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), Tabata or boot camps, what it comes down to is heart-pounding, sweat-inducing, ‘my clothes are drenched and I can’t move’ intense workouts. Intense workouts burn calories. But more isn’t always better when it comes to exercise. Should you be doing high intensity exercise? Do the benefits outweigh the risks? What is High Intensity…
  • 6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

    Suzanne Hiscock
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    Ah springtime. It’s time to not only shake off the boots and winter blues, but shake off all the bad food habits we accumulated over the past three months. We tend to eat more stews and “heavy: comfort foods during winter as the days grow cold and dark. If winter had you a bit stir crazy — and a few pounds heavier — it’s time to spring clean your diet. Here are my top six ways to take advantage of spring fever energy and make changes to help you drop the extra winter weight just in time for shorts season. *gulp* Drop a Starch or Two If you know me, you know I’m…
  • No Progress? Step Outside of Your Comfort Zone

    Suzanne Hiscock
    13 Jan 2014 | 8:28 am
    A few years ago, I broke my wrist when I slipped on ice in the dead of winter. It’s pretty easy to guess that I’m cautious around ice now. No, scratch that. I’m deathly afraid of ice. Cut to the other day when I wanted desperately to head out to my hot yoga class. The problem? My driveway was covered in snow and ice from a previous storm and there’d been freezing rain overnight. Even though things had warmed up by mid-afternoon, the thought of going anywhere near my driveway made me decide to skip class. Bummer. I had a disappoint. Now, I’m all for being safe and…
  • 3 Simple Kitchen Tools to Bust That Plateau

    Suzanne Hiscock
    7 Nov 2013 | 10:39 am
    Let’s face it, most of us underestimate how much we eat. We use words like “handful”, “cup” and “a few” and think we’re eating a proper serving size. Then we tell ourselves we’re not really eating THAT much. And then? Then, we wonder why we’re either gaining weight or stuck in a plateau. The truth is, if you’ve never measured out your food, you have no clue how much you’re eating. If you’re going to count calories — and make it work — guesstimating won’t cut it. In fact, it might even be one of the…
  • Eat Healthy: Add Butternut Squash to Your Diet

    Suzanne Hiscock
    16 Oct 2013 | 9:49 am
    With the summer months fading into the distance, it’s time to change up our eating habits without adding on the pounds. The drop in temperature means fall is a great time to focus on foods you can roast in the oven or turn into a hearty soup. What you’ll find in my kitchen at this time of the year is different types of winter squash. Did I really just say the “W” word? My apologies. Head to your grocery store or favorite farmer’s market and you’ll find different varieties of winter squash, such as acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, buttercup…
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  • 500 Rep Floor Workout

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Meet your Physician Personal Trainer!Tonight I’m feeling kinda lazy, not gonna lie. Getting up off of the couch will take a bit of inner motivation, but I can negotiate […]Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan!
  • Intermittent Fasting: The “New” Way to Eat for Health?

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    Meet your Physician Personal Trainer!Dear Exercise Menu Readers, Throughout the years I have done my best to present research-backed information regarding weight loss, health and fitness to you. My […]Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan!
  • Total Body Bodyweight Only Burnout Circuit Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Meet your Physician Personal Trainer!Time is pressed, but you need to get it done today. The answer is in this quick, intense Total Bodyweight Only Burnout Circuit Workout Routine […]Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan!
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  • Boards Don’t Hit Back: The Legend of Bruce Lee

    Steve
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    Today is a special day. We are going to discuss one of my heroes, and probably one of your heroes. The man, the myth, the legend: Bruce Lee.  If he’s not your hero yet, he soon will be. If you are a nerd, you love Bruce Lee.   If you are into Martial Arts, you love Bruce Lee. If you like Nerd Fitness, you will also love Bruce Lee. Bruce is one of my heroes, and I’d like him to be your hero too, so I’m going to be sharing his philosophy and some of my favorite quotes from him. This guy accomplished more in his tragically short life than most people could in 10 lifetimes.
  • 10 Ways to Level Up Your Life in 5 Minutes or Less

    Steve
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:44 am
    Getting in shape and leveling up your life can be a daunting task. Like Frodo setting out from the Shire and walking to Mordor, the end of this journey might seem like something that is years and years away. However, just like Frodo, we have seen time and time again that the most important thing to do is GET STARTED.  Every tiny decision adds up, and these tiny decisions put together can build some serious progress towards reaching your goal. Around these parts, we like to call this the Optimus Prime Strategy:  He transforms from a mac truck into a giant ass kicking robot…not with one…
  • How to Make Paleo Tacos

    Noel
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This is a post from our resident Rebel Chef, Noel Fernando. So you’ve mastered the art of the push up. You can almost do a handstand. Maybe you’ve even conquered the legendary Paleo Spaghetti. Dang, you’ve come a long way! Would the “you” from a year ago…heck, a month a go even recognize you now? My friend, you are CRUSHING it. Sounds like it’s time to level up your cooking game. Enter new opponent: The delicious…the nutritious….PALEO TACOS! If I could date one food, it would probably be tacos. They’re incredibly tasty, easy to…
  • Lost in a Labyrinth: Getting Healthy Isn’t a Straight Shot

    Steve
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    The maze. A sprawling complex network of dead ends, traps, adventures, and challenges. I’ve always LOVED the concept of a giant maze, and I know I’m not alone. From the movie Labyrinth (featuring an amazingly bizarre David Bowie), the maze in Harry Potter’s Goblet of Fire, the absolutely incredible Pan’s Labyrinth, the labyrinth in God of War III, The Shining‘s Hedge Maze, and MadMaze for Prodigy (remember that game!?), I’m always up for a good maze-run to test my wits and keep me on my toes. You know the phrase, “it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon?” That’s…
  • Becoming Wolverine: How to Recover Faster and Never Get Hurt Again

    Guest
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:16 am
    This is a guest post from my good friend Jason Fitzgerald over at StrengthRunning.com. As a kid, I used to debate really important questions, like: Which X-Men superhero would I be? And over and over again, I always came back to Wolverine. The claws! The mutant healing factor! The adamantium skeleton! I loved Wolverine because his mutant power is one that we can improve ourselves: his enhanced recovery. While we can’t fuse our bones with a virtually indestructible metal alloy that makes us practically invincible, we can improve our own healing factor so we can work out more without…
 
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  • 12-Minute Sport HIIT Workout #6: Cross-Train for Benefits

    Jamie Beeson
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    Making use of a workout like this for cross-training can help you become stronger and leaner as well as decrease risks of overuse injuries by doing the same type of workout, sport or exercise all of the time. You may be a runner who could run for miles without missing a beat, but you hop on a mountain bike to go for a weekend ride and your legs feel like they are going to explode and your lungs are completely winded. You might be able to lift 200 pounds because you lift weights regularly, but you try to play a friendly game of basketball with your friends and you're huffing and puffing. [Read…
  • Pyramid HIIT Workout #5: Fuel Up Post Interval Workout

    Jamie Beeson
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    After sharing 4 different types of Tabata style workouts this month, I thought I'd post a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout with an increasing ratio of work to rest. Like the Tabata workouts, when it's time to work, you work as hard as you possibly can. When it's time to rest, do what it takes to lower your heartrate before you begin the next phase of work. [Read more]
  • Tabata Spin Workout #4: Using Your Heart Rate to Train

    Jamie Beeson
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    This Tabata workout is all cardio and it's designed to use on a stationary bike like the bikes used for Spinning classes. Those bikes are created to simulate road bikes. These drills won't work as well on your typical exercise bike. If you don't have access to a bike like this or you don't have a bike trainer to use at home, it could easily be utilized on other cardio equipment like an elliptical trainer. When it says "hill", adjust resistance. When it says "sprint" or "fast", then increase your speed. Just remember to make the adjustments big enough and fast enough to work at maximum effort.
  • Tabata Style Boxing Workout #3: HIIT it!

    Jamie Beeson
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The way this workout is used requires some dedication and determination. It's focus is the shoulders with some cardiovascular active rests. It won't feel exactly like the other two workouts we've done this month because it's boxing focused AND it has active recovery segments rather than 10 seconds of stopping and resting. Because it won't take our heartrate to the max, the high intensity needs to come from a non-stop, all out punch behind every boxing move. [Read more]
  • Tabata Style HIIT Workout #2

    Jamie Beeson
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    You're more likely to hit your target if you keep your eyes on it. Nothing brilliant about that statement. I think basketball players would agree that it's easier to make a basket by focusing on a particular area of the hoop every time, every shot. Same principle applies to working out. The exercise itself is a means of getting somewhere. It's possible that you don't have a specific "somewhere" to get to, but most people have in mind at least one benefit or goal they'd like to see happen by way of working out. It could be weight loss, a race, a fitness assessment to pass to qualify for a job,…
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  • How HMB Can Help You Build Muscle Fast

    Curt
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Do you want to build muscle and get stronger? Would you like a supplement that can help you safely and quickly achieve these goals? If so, this article is for you. After reading you will know how HMB, a seldom discussed nutritional supplement may you build muscle and get stronger ASAP.
  • The Top 10 Benefits Of Pea Protein Powder

    Curt
    14 Mar 2014 | 12:14 pm
    While whey, casein, and egg protein powders are great for giving your body the amino acids and nutrients it needs to stay lean and healthy, they’re not the only game in town. Believe it or not, there is an animal product free protein powder that works great too. In this article I'll tell you the benefits of pea protein powder, an alternate choice that doesn't cause you to sacrifice quality or taste by drinking it instead.
  • Beta Alanine & Creatine – The Ultimate Workout Supplement Stack

    Curt
    13 Mar 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Just like chocolate and peanut butter, there are some nutritional supplements that work better together. One combination that fits the bill is beta alanine and creatine monohydrate. Taken together, their many benefits multiply and make them one of the best sports supplement ‘stacks’ you can take. In this article you'll learn how this supplement stack can benefit you and best way to take beta alanine and creatine together for the best results.
  • How 5-HTP Can Crush Your Carb Cravings For Good

    Curt
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    Carb cravings are a dieter’s nightmare. It’s relatively easy to stick to a diet for a couple of days but after that cravings for carbohydrate-rich foods often set in that lead to your eating your way through a Dunkin Doughnuts. If you are one of these people who have had cravings sabotage your diet time […]
  • Stayfitcentral Reviews MusclePharm Muscle Gel Shots

    Curt
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    MusclePharm Muscle Gel Shots are new, convenient way to give your muscles the protein they need to recover and grow bigger and stronger. While most sports gels only have carbohydrates from simple sugars, Muscle Gel Shots low carb and packed with 22 grams of whey protein. This is as much as you get from a scoop of protein powder or cooked chicken breast.
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  • 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…
  • New USA Boxing Rules for Amateur Competition

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    7 Feb 2014 | 3:04 pm
    The scoring of boxing events at the 2012 London Olympics was a mess. Yes, we were thrilled to finally see the ban against women’s boxing in the Olympic Games lifted, and despite heavy inequalities between the number of men versus the number of women allowed to compete, there was a tremendous showing of support. But the outdated, inefficient, and highly-variable computerized scoring rules that have governed amateur boxing for years finally caused enough problems to grease the wheels of massive change in the sport. The International Boxing Association (AIBA), the body which governs USA…
  • Before You Compete in Boxing…

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    14 Nov 2013 | 6:51 am
    Because an amateur boxer’s passbook runs from January to December, there’s a lotta “getting ready to fight” going on in boxing during the last few months of the year. You need to be in good condition and getting close to your weight category position. And Thor knows you want to get that first looming match over with, out of your system, and finished with (for good or ill) so that you can move the hell on and start to settle into the competition groove. Because the truth is that you operate at about half — or less — of your usual power at your first show.
  • Signs Your Boxing Team is Coming Together

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    3 Oct 2013 | 1:04 pm
    Are you hoping to get in the ring? There’s actually a way to know if the gym where you train will ever have a boxing team that you can learn and grow your game with… I train and also volunteer as a coach at a downtown boxing gym that serves primarily inner-city youth. Because the gym is also a gang-related outreach program, the kids have to fulfill certain requirements — maintaining certain grades, staying out of trouble, working hard, showing up regularly, etc. — in order to stay in the program. As a result I frequently see kids come in then drop out or be evicted…
 
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  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #146 – Easy Bone Broth, 8 Toxic Beers You Should Avoid, and What Happens When You Stop Eating Sugar for a Year

    Alex Juel
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:51 am
    Make No Bones About It – Bone Broth Is The Original Souperfood! This is the first bone broth recipe I’ve seen that makes it look so easy that I’m finally going to try it. I don’t have room in my freezer at the moment, but I plan to remedy that issue soon monkii bars: an ultra-portable workout device by Dan Vinson and David Hunt These are soooo cool! I really want a pair, but I can’t afford it now. Maybe when they come out though. Outdoor workouts are something I really want to do more often and these would be a perfect tool to add to an outdoor fitness routine. The…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #145 – Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs, How to Use Fridge Humidity Drawers, and the Transcendent Rep

    Alex Juel
    5 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Michelle Tam was on a roll on Facebook lately with tips on making and peeling hard boiled eggs, which she started by posting her own article from the Nom Nom Paleo blog. She followed up with two videos from YouTube: How to Peel Hard-Boiled Eggs with a Spoon and How to Scramble Eggs Inside Their Shell The Proper Way To Use Your Refrigerator Humidity Drawers Tips I gave up trying to figure out my humidity drawers a long time ago. I suppose it’s time to revisit them now that I understand how they are supposed to work. The list on this page with all the fruits and…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #144 – Why Paleo Dieters Need Glycine and Folate, The Non-GMO Shopping Guide, and Hugelkultur Gardening

    Alex Juel
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    Anyone Doing Paleo Without Liver, Bones, Skin, and Greens? Now this is interesting. I’ve recently decided to go from die-hard veganism to a paleo-inspired diet. Most paleos stick to muscle meats and eggs without including organ meats, which is understandable because organ meats seem pretty gross. I think it’s really a matter of getting over your fears of eating something you’re not used to. Who was the first person to crack open an egg and eat it? That’s pretty gross, isn’t it? I can’t say much about organ meats myself because I’m newly paleo and…
  • Quick and Easy Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowls

    Alex Juel
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Chipotle has always been one of my favorite fast-food restaurants. When my wife and I decided to start eating meat again, we thought Chipotle would be a good entry food. It was ok, but not great. The first thing we tried was the steak bowl. Their steak has a great flavor, but the meat just doesn’t seem high quality. The next time we tried a carnitas bowl. We felt the same way we did about the steak. So now when we get Chipotle, we just order the vegan option like we have for years But this got me thinking that it would be better to make my own Chipotle at home with grass-fed beef.
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #143

    Alex Juel
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Why Getting Your Nutrition Only from Food is A Bad Idea I always see health experts talking about how all we need to be healthy is whole foods, and while that may be true to some extent, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be even healthier with supplementation. This is a great article that discusses the problems with the whole foods society consumes today and why it’s necessary to supplement. It’s a great read, but would have been even better if he provided “the answer” to each bullet point, aside from taking a supplement, for example what’s the best…
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  • Nutritional Gatekeepers

    Steve
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    How much power do you have over the food others eat? Are you aware that you are their nutritional gatekeeper? What’s A “Nutritional Gatekeeper”?The person that provides the majority of food for an individual or their household is known as their “nutritional gatekeeper.” He or she largely controls what is consumed by those they are responsible for.For children, for example, that’s about 72% of the food they eat, which means if you are the gatekeeper, you have a lot of power. You…decide what food is boughtadjust access to itrule how many calories meals…
  • Is Too Skinny More Dangerous Than Too Fat?

    evilcyber
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Obesity is a top cause of health problems. But is being thin a free ticket to health or could it kill you sooner than being fat?Can Skinny Be More Lethal?A while ago I wrote about how lazy people of normal weight are healthier than active overweight people. That invites a conclusion that looks logical on the surface: thinner always is better.Researchers from Toronto came to a different one. One that says skinny can be more lethal than obese.But is it really? Or is this another case of bad reporting?The Risk Of Dying Is 1/3 HigherLet’s start at the beginning. The researchers compared the…
  • How To Train Your Calves At Home

    evilcyber
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Bigger calves are the nice finisher to well-developed thighs. And training the calves at home is simple, if you know how!The Simple Calf RaiseTraining the calves is really easy to do. All you need is a solid object to stand on that won’t slide and can bear your weight.If you have that, you do calf raises. In the video I use the Wii’s balance board, but some big books set against a wall work as well:Click here to view the embedded video.Calves Are StubbornKeep in mind the calves are a stubborn body part to train. They consist of two muscles, the gastrocnemius and the soleus, and…
  • Does Alcohol Make You Fat?

    evilcyber
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:10 am
    Are you worried that your drinking habits sabotage your weight loss efforts? Let’s hear the truth about alcohol, fat and weight loss.Alcohol Can’t Be Stored As FatThere is something wonderful about alcohol and from a weight loss perspective it’s not the euphoria or mellowing.No, your body will never store it as fat. You could drink alcohol endlessly (or at least until your liver gives out) and it’ll never directly end up on your belly, thighs or buttocks.So why don’t we all drink alcohol to lose weight?Alcohol’s Indirect RouteBecause your body can’t…
  • The Worst Myths About Fat, Muscle And Weight Loss

    evilcyber
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    Sweat to lose fat, muscle weighs more than or turns to fat – there are some bad myths out there about fat, muscle and weight loss. Let’s clear up the worst!Sweat Means You Lose Fat!When you sweat, you lose weight, but there is an important difference between fat loss and weight loss – they are not the same!When you sweat, it’s water that goes out and your body weight does go down. But with one or two trips to the water fountain it’s all back!Click here to view the embedded video.Muscle Turns To Fat!“Don’t build all that muscle, it’ll turn to fat…
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  • Performing cardio and resistance training during the same session: Does the order matter?

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

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

    smartworkoutmidtown
    31 Jan 2014 | 7:18 pm
    A new study finds that a half hour workout works just as well as an hour of exercise to help overweight men shed pounds. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen conducted a study on 60 moderately overweight Danish men to test how much exercise was needed to kick-start weight loss. They had a third . . . → Read More: 30 Minutes of Exercise as Good as an Hour for Weight Loss
  • 3 Easy Poses to Help You Age Well

    smartworkoutmidtown
    20 Dec 2013 | 3:14 pm
    These 3 yoga inspired poses are great for people of all ages to incorporate into their wellness routines, but especially helpful for people nearing or in their 60′s. Stretching provides incredible health benefits for the body, and what makes it even better is that it feels good too! So next time you’re sitting in front . . . → Read More: 3 Easy Poses to Help You Age Well
  • Break your Fast & Bust the Myths About Breakfast!

    smartworkoutmidtown
    30 Nov 2013 | 12:13 pm
    Mom was right… breakfast IS the most important meal of the day! A healthy balanced breakfast should be part of your morning routine. We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but so many of us still find that skipping breakfast is easy because of the . . . → Read More: Break your Fast & Bust the Myths About Breakfast!
 
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  • Gibbs Gardens Is A Walk In The Park

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

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

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

    Jackie Willey
    26 Aug 2013 | 7:22 am
    It can be hard to leave the comfort of your nest and go for a walk.  Sometimes we need a little push . . . by seeing the sobering numbers. Discover Walking put together this infographic to motivate you to leave the nest and walk. American sits and “nest” too much.  Like many Americans . . . occasionally I hit periods where my activity level is not as high as it should be.  My day normally starts with a 3 mile walk at a fast aerobic walk.  Lately I started slacking off – it has been an unusually rainy summer in Atlanta and as usual it is hot . . . maybe not as hot as it…
  • Paralyzed Bride Walks Aisle At Wedding

    BJ
    17 Aug 2013 | 9:08 am
    In 2006, Stevie Beale was in a car accident which killed her best friend and paralyzed her from the waist down.  In one fateful moment, she went from an athletic teenager who taught gymnastics to a paraplegic with a spinal cord severed. After the accident, Stevie began picking up the pieces of her life and making the best of a bad situation.  She met Jared VanAusdale, her fiancé, through another friend who was in rehab.  Jared helped Stevie with encouragement and support to withstand the grueling hours of rehab therapy.  He was with her every step of the way.  When they were…
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  • HOW TO LOSE FAT WITHOUT LOSING MUSCLE !?

    John Gregory
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Good morning, day, or night depending on where you are located. It’s been a while since I’ve written something on this blog for which I am truly sorry. As I am drinking my favorite cup of tea, green tea, I decided that I will write a short and informative article discussing one of my favorite topics […]
  • Sprinter Vs. Marathoner

    John Gregory
    31 Jan 2014 | 2:04 am
    I am really a big A-Hole for not posting content on this blog constantly. But, I hope you guys do understand that for a student to complete this task is actually really hard. Before I start this article I would like thank you guys for all the positive feedback that I’ve been getting. You guys […]
  • L-Carnitine – How to boost your fat loss

    John Gregory
    9 Jul 2013 | 8:01 am
    We all hate those last couple of pounds of fat that just do not want to leave our bodies. You try out everything: you lower carbs, you lower fats, you lower calories in general, and yet you just cannot get rid of it. In the end, you are left with the confusing disappointment.Well rest assured […]
  • BODYBUILDING MOTIVATION: If you stop trying, you will stop winning !

    John Gregory
    29 Jun 2013 | 5:00 am
    Hi there. I know how hard it is to keep your motivation hard and running. So that is exactly why I wanted to help you out by making this article with all of the best bodybuilding motivational quotes and motivational pictures on the internet. I hope you’ll enjoy em’ as much as I do and […]
  • HOW TO GAIN A TON OF MUSCLE

    John Gregory
    27 Jun 2013 | 2:33 am
    First I would like to say that I am sincerely sorry about me being away for so long and not writing a good post on this blog. But the good news is that I am back and I am ready to shine upon you with my so-called “Ton of muscle gain formula”. Of course I am […]
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  • Avoid Effects of Detraining

    Chad
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Our last blog post talked about the effects of detraining.In other words, time away from our fitness routine.If we are already fit it deconditioning does not seem to happen as quickly as those who are new to exercise. On the other hand detraining that occurs on those who are new to fitness and exercise has a more drastic effect.One study used sedentary individuals as a case study to test this.They were put on a bicycle fitness program for eight weeks.During that time their fitness level improved, as we would expect.However after that they stopped for the next 2 months.At the end of the test…
  • Effects of detraining

    Chad
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:12 pm
    The only thing more difficult in the world of fitness other than getting started on a fitness program and sticking to it is starting again once you’ve been derailed.Many of us get derailed for a number of reasons.We may get injured, seriously ill, family issues, overly busy at work, the list is numerous.It causes us to either slow down our activity or perhaps it completely stops.This can serve an enormous blow to our fitness goals, especially if we have just gotten into a routine and have started to enjoy ourselves on our way to our fitness goals. How may the effects of detraining begin?
  • 30 day fitness challenges

    Chad
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:23 am
    Recently there are some trends for people to do “30 day fitness challenges”.These are really great to get people to get active. At some point someone may decide they need some exercise.They don’t want to commit to a gym nor do they have the time to go to one. That’s where these exercise challenges are beneficial.They are typically body weight boot camp exercises.You will start off with a relatively low number of reps then gradually build up to a certain number.Hopefully it only takes you a month to reach it. Here are six reasons why 30 day fitness challenges are beneficial. Support…
  • Exercise Goals for Beginners

    Chad
    21 Jan 2014 | 12:57 am
    Setting Exercise Goals for Beginners Some of us look at ourselves in the mirror, some are told by our loved ones, some are told by our doctors, others notice a decline in their mood, or ability to do activity.In any event at some point in our lives most of us have had some sort of experience that made us want to eat right and start exercising.Very few of have ALWAYS been active through our entire life. We may have been very active in high school and maybe even university.However, afterwards life has a tendency to creep up on us and gets in the way.If you have recently decided it is time to…
  • Fitness Hoildays are a Start to a Healthier You

    Chad
    20 Jan 2014 | 1:18 am
    Fitness For A Healthier You  Sometimes people discard their fitness program and weight-loss goals before they even start to get results. Why You May be Tempted to Stop Your Program for a Healthier You Because it is so easy to go get fast food, or to eat unhealthy foods and in some cases people think unhealthy food is cheaper. This is a myth because in most cases you can purchase a similar amount of healthy food for around the same price. In this world of social networking, instant messaging, and instant results, anything that does not have instant results usually goes against most peoples…
 
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  • Success: The Difference You Make In People’s Lives

    Stephy
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    I got back from San Fran a few days ago and am still processing and decompressing all the experiences HB and I had on our SF trip. Of course there was mostly family time which is what’s important. My two little 3 month old nieces are just the cutest, sweetest babies in the world. I was in heaven holding them, helping feed them and just being around them as each day brought new discoveries of life. And babies smell so sweet — It was very hard to leave because I know the next time I see either of them, they will have grown and no longer be these little bundles of wonder. I loved…
  • Perspective: It’s All In How You See It

    Stephy
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    While I am on my girl’s trip with my daughter, I have compiled some thoughts about Perspective. I believe that events and experiences that offer a chance for us to gain perspective are gifts. By gaining perspective on life’s events, you are better able to think through and handle whatever comes your way. It’s not always easy, but you are able to focus on what’s really important and appreciate all you have… Perspective: It’s All In How You See It is a post from: Live Fit and Sore Tweet This Post
  • Perspective is a Gift

    Stephy
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    While I am on my girl’s trip with my daughter, I have compiled some thoughts about Perspective. I believe that events and experiences that offer a chance for us to gain perspective are gifts. By gaining perspective on life’s events, you are better able to think through and handle whatever comes your way. It’s not always easy, but you are able to focus on what’s really important and appreciate all you have… Perspective is a Gift is a post from: Live Fit and Sore Tweet This Post
  • Perspective: Beautiful Pictures

    Stephy
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    While I am on my girl’s trip with my daughter, I have compiled some thoughts about Perspective. I believe that events and experiences that offer a chance for us to gain perspective are gifts. By gaining perspective on life’s events, you are better able to think through and handle whatever comes your way. It’s not always easy, but you are able to focus on what’s really important and appreciate all you have… And while I am away, make sure to visit one of my favorite sites and the person who first inspired me to start taking a look at my eating patterns: Melissa from The Clothes Make…
  • Perspective: It’s All In How You Look at Life

    Stephy
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    While I am on my girl’s trip with my daughter, I have compiled some thoughts about Perspective. I believe that events and experiences that offer a chance for us to gain perspective are gifts. By gaining perspective on life’s events, you are better able to think through and handle whatever comes your way. It’s not always easy, but you are able to focus on what’s really important and appreciate all you have… Perspective: It’s All In How You Look at Life is a post from: Live Fit and Sore Tweet This Post
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  • Get Ready to Create with Vanilla!

    Heather Blackmon
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    GOOD NEWS! I’ve moved to a better delivery service, which means you’ll get my posts faster and with more sharing options. BAD NEWS. You need to take one small step and update your subscription. This feed has moved to: http://betterwithveggies.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates on my Adventures in Food, Fitness, & Life!
  • Preventative Maintenance: Massage + Chiropractic

    Heather Blackmon
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    GOOD NEWS! I’ve moved to a better delivery service, which means you’ll get my posts faster and with more sharing options. BAD NEWS. You need to take one small step and update your subscription. This feed has moved to: http://betterwithveggies.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates on my Adventures in Food, Fitness, & Life!
  • 7 Wineries Worth Visiting in California

    Heather Blackmon
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    GOOD NEWS! I’ve moved to a better delivery service, which means you’ll get my posts faster and with more sharing options. BAD NEWS. You need to take one small step and update your subscription. This feed has moved to: http://betterwithveggies.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates on my Adventures in Food, Fitness, & Life!
  • Rhubarb Crumble {MMAZ #65}

    Heather Blackmon
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    GOOD NEWS! I’ve moved to a better delivery service, which means you’ll get my posts faster and with more sharing options. BAD NEWS. You need to take one small step and update your subscription. This feed has moved to: http://betterwithveggies.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates on my Adventures in Food, Fitness, & Life!
  • 6 Tips for Running When You Travel

    Heather Blackmon
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    GOOD NEWS! I’ve moved to a better delivery service, which means you’ll get my posts faster and with more sharing options. BAD NEWS. You need to take one small step and update your subscription. This feed has moved to: http://betterwithveggies.com/feed Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates on my Adventures in Food, Fitness, & Life!
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    Hot Fitness Women

  • Fitness Model : Mindi Smith

    arswino76
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Mindi Smith lives by the motto “Discover your step” – and she indeed has found her step and lived in it, gaining impressive achievements that will continue encourage her to succeed for years to come. Mindi Smith is an active woman. At first she started doing ballet, jazz, tap, and gymnastics, then altogether doing cross country, track & field, basketball, and volleyball before she finally got a personal trainer and learned more about fitness and health. Her parents, Steve and Julie, have been married for more than 30 years now, and Mindi has a little sister named Staci. Mindi…
  • Fitness Model : Krisztina Sereny

    arswino76
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Krisztina Sereny was born on August 6, in Budapest, Hungary, as a second child from a sport family. Because her father was a professional swimmer, it was obvious if she joined a swimming club when she was only 3 years old and joined the junior team the following year. She joined children’s swimming school and elementary sport school afterwards. When she was 14 years old, she was attracted to a sport which was entirely new to her: fencing. Until she was 18, she became a representative of Hungary junior fencing team. Meanwhile she successfully gained her title in the middle school known as…
  • Fitness Model : Jodie Minear

    arswino76
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    Jodie Minear is an IFBB pro figure competitor, skin treatment consultant, personal trainer, and fitness model. She was born in a small town in Texas in 1982 and she was involved in many activities. But her true passion was not discovered until she knew fitness. She went to the gym and lifted weight while all of her peer friends were going out having fun. She was always wanted to be the best and she was obsessed with muscle and ideas that could shape her body. Losing her friends after college helped her to see that this life was short and everyday was a gift. In 2008, Jodie Minear completed…
  • Fitness Model : Jenny Lynn

    arswino76
    2 Nov 2013 | 6:01 am
    Jenny Lynn is a competitive individual and has a tendency to be in the spot light. When she was a child, she began showing her talent in singing and dancing, where her family often watched her perform. When she was in high school, she became a cheerleader and competed in national level. After graduating from high school, she began teaching aerobic and in one year she was involved in aerobic competitions. At the same time, she began weightlifting and she was impressed with the development and muscle shaping on her body. She continued weightlifting and taught aerobic for a few years before…
  • Fitness Model : Courtney West

    arswino76
    27 Oct 2013 | 2:05 am
    Courtney West is a personal trainer, fitness model, and professional figure competitor who is really passionate about health and fitness. She lives in Houston. As a role model in fitness industry, she continuously encourages people to do fitness practice as a way of life by creating and maintaining positive thinking pattern and improvising to keep the exercise effective and fun. As a personal trainer, Courtney West works together with each client personally to focus on long term result through innovative training technique and correct nutrition. Courtney’s clients are varied, starting from…
 
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  • Debunking the Myths on Treadmill Training

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    Debunking the Myths on Treadmill Training Last weekend’s long-awaited weather change gave many of this Monday’s Boston Marathon participants the chance to get outside for one of their last training runs. As final preparations for the race come into focus, many runners begin to let doubts of their training creep in. With such a brutally cold and snowy winter keeping many training sessions indoors, these doubts are assuredly higher than previous years. Compounding the uneasiness for runners are the dozens of articles from fitness experts published at this time of year touting the…
  • Strength Redefined: The Importance of Strength Training

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:26 am
    Cybex is a provider and manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment.  Content featured in the Cybex Fitness Blog is meant to inspire healthy living and wellness and should not be taken as medical advice. For medical advice please consult a doctor. 
  • Exercise Analysis #2: Ball Squats vs. Traditional Squats

    3 Mar 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Exercise Analysis #2: Ball Squats vs. Traditional Squats   We at the Cybex Research Institute (CRI) see many variations of the squat exercise.  One popular variation is when someone leans up against a physio-ball placed between their back and a wall.  The ball allows you to easily ‘roll’ up and down the wall as you complete the squat range of motion.  One might assume that leaning against the wall is a safer alternative to the traditional squat because the ball provides you with some support… but is this true? Episode 2 of our exercise analysis series examines the…
  • CYBEX U.K. INAUGURATES NEW OFFICE SPACE

    26 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    CYBEX U.K. INAUGURATES NEW OFFICE SPACE Cybex UK inaugurated its new office space in Coalville, Leicester, last week with an invite only training and workout evening in the corporate gym. The new office space will help support the company’s growing business in the U.K. and Ireland.  The space will be home to the Sales and Operations Teams as well as to a 50 seat training room that can be used for accredited seminars and product training. The on-site corporate gym will be used day-to-day by Cybex staff and as a showcase site for the company's premium fitness equipment.  A full…
  • FELICIA ROMERO REVIEWS COMMON FITNESS MYTHS

    24 Feb 2014 | 9:00 am
    FELICIA ROMERO REVIEWS COMMON FITNESS MYTHS When it comes to working out it seems that everyone is an expert these days.  But how do you know what is right and what is wrong? No matter what new trends and fads pop up in the world of fitness, there are some myths that just don’t seem to go away.  We have all heard it before: exercise can replace a bad diet; crunches give you six-pack abs; lifting weights makes you bulky. Such “gym-talk” or “myths” have led to many common beliefs about the dos and don’ts of exercise. Don’t get me wrong. I remember there was a time I…
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  • Not All Quest Bars Taste Like Feet + Weekly Workout Recap

    TaylorR
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    I tried to hunt down the exact tweet I sent out into cyberspace, but alas I could not. You see, a few months ago I tried the Double Chocolate Chunk Quest Bar and was repulsed. To me it tasted like dirty feet. No, I haven’t actually tasted dirty feet but I have smelt my fair share so I feel that justified the comparison. Everyone in the blog world had been raving about Quest Bars, heck, there were even Youtube shows created to demonstrate what you could do with them! I felt bad because other than the White Chocolate Raspberry flavor, I was put off.   My dirty feet experience had me…
  • The 25 Best Heart Thumping Calorie Burning Exercises

    TaylorR
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Over the past few years I have shared several “variation posts” here. I’ve done everything from 30 Burpee Variations to Advanced Ab Moves and many more in between. All in all, I’ve shared more than 200 different exercise GIFs! That’s a lot for a person to have to go through to get some fun ideas for a workout. Am I right? So I thought I would make it as easy as possible and share my 30 favorite heart bumping, fat burning moves. My challenge to you is to take 15 of them and do the workout that is at the bottom. Are you in?  The 25 best Heart Thumping Calorie Burning Exercises…
  • Do I Regret Having A Fitness Blog? Pros & Cons

    TaylorR
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here’s a confession: Sometimes I don’t want to sit down at my computer desk and blog.  Every blogger I know is different in terms of how much of their time they spend typing and editing posts. Each blogger is different in terms of how often they hit the submit button each week. And each blogger has a different reason for starting his/her blog in the first place. I’ve gotten several request to share a bit more about my personal blogging journey. Since Dan was supposed to be away yesterday playing golf (due to weather it was postponed), I thought today would be a great time to indulge a…
  • The Problem With Todays Adults & Exercise: We’ve Forgotten How To Play

    TaylorR
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    When we were kids we couldn’t wait for lunch time to roll around in school. Not because it was time to eat our delicious peanut butter sandwiches and oreos, but because of what we knew happened immediately after lunch: Recess was the highlight of many a kids’ day. It was as if for the past 4 hours we had been caged up like zoo animals and suddenly the cage door was opened and we were allowed to run wild. Just like an animal, you can take the kid out of the wild but you can’t take the wild out of the kid. I was reminded of this just last weekend. Dan and I sat down to watch a old…
  • 8 Kettlebell Exercises To Tone And Tighten Your Thighs

    TaylorR
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend, I certainly did. It was busy but awesome. I got to spend most of the weekend with this little ball of energy: My niece is almost 3 and that means she is go-go-go-go all the time. I am always amazed by her energy levels. To help burn some of that energy off, Dan and I took her to the beach. It was gorgeous outside and we knew she would have a blast! We loved playing with her! But between the play, I did my fair share of people watching and self criticizing. What can I say? I’m in a lean out, so of course I am going to critique my bathing suite…
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  • Weight Training And Flexibility- Being Strong Doesn’t Mean Being Inflexible

    Kevin Richardson
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:54 am
      Weight Training And Flexibility- Being Strong Doesn’t Mean Being Inflexible. Weight training can significantly increase your flexibility or severely diminish it depending on how you train. Unfortunately, most non lifters associate weight training with a lack of flexibility as one of the most common terms used to describe an individual who works out regularly with weights is ‘musclebound’. It’s a term that conjures up images of a robot like man or woman whose very muscles prevent them from doing even the most mundane of tasks without some degree of difficulty. Most of us…
  • Menstrual Irregularities & Amenorrhea In Female Athletes Reducing Body Fat

    Kevin Richardson
    20 Feb 2014 | 11:53 am
    Menstrual Irregularities & Amenorrhea In Female Athletes Reducing Body Fat In response to several requests, in 2007  I started writing an article on menstrual irregularities and amenorrhea in women who were able to achieve a high degree of muscularity by significantly reducing their body fat. At the time it was my experience working with female athletes that problems with their menstrual cycles were often an issue, and that there wasn’t that much in the way of literature that addressed the issues they were facing. There is sadly, mountains of male centric information with regards to…
  • 5 Ways Artificially Sweetened Products Can Make You Gain Weight

    Kevin Richardson
    5 Feb 2014 | 8:41 am
    5 Ways Artificially Sweetened Products Can Make You Gain Weight Artificial sweeteners are by no means new- as they have been around since the late 19th Century when saccharin was accidentally discovered at a laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. What is new, is the overwhelming ubiquity of artificial sweeteners today and how they went from products marketed specifically to diabetics wishing to curtail their sugar intake to ‘healthy’ sugar alternatives for the health conscious and those focused on losing weight or maintaining their weight. Having been successfully marketed as a ‘health…
  • Top 10 Fitness Articles Of 2013

    Kevin Richardson
    16 Jan 2014 | 10:46 am
    Top 10 Fitness Articles of 2014 Over the course of a year it’s hard to gauge which articles are the most popular as you always have the reality that articles written earlier in the year will have had a greater audience than those published later in the year. That being said, this year we devised our ‘Top 10 Fitness Articles For 2013’ by first looking at the articles with the most views over then assigning a rank based on social media likes and shares. I would like to thank the quarter of a million people who took the time to read our articles this year. Each piece is painstakingly…
  • The Most Effective Abdominal Exercises: Hanging Leg Raises

    Kevin Richardson
    10 Jan 2014 | 8:19 am
      This Naturally Intense Team member knows the benefits of hanging leg raises! The Most Effective Abdominal Exercises: Hanging Leg Raises Before we delve into my pick for one of the most effective exercises for abs and sing praises for hanging leg raises, I would like to preface the article with three important points. Firstly, exercises that greatly engage your abdominal muscles are often exceptionally difficult and thus tend to require some degree of base strength or pre-training before being able to execute them correctly and effectively. Secondly, there really is no such thing as a…
 
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  • TomTom Cardio Sport Watches Offer GPS And Heart Rate Tracking In One Light Package

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

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

    thetmz
    9 Sep 2013 | 5:08 am
    ShareAs part of any bodybuilding program, balance is the key. Some believe the weightlifting aspect of the program is the most important. On the other hand, others adhere to the belief that the supplements used are key. Actually neither is more important than the other. They both should be essential components of any bodybuilding program. When undertaking a bodybuilding program, it is important to observe proper nutrition guidelines. Do not solely rely on supplements to provide you with healthful benefits. These should be just as their name implies-supplements. They shouldn’t be used as the…
  • Using Apps to Build Muscle

    thetmz
    4 Sep 2013 | 11:59 am
    ShareWhen it comes to bodybuilding, seeing gains in the mirror is key, but this can take weeks. When it comes to making gains in the gym, it’s key to record every workout and try to progress. If your not recording what your doing, how do you know your getting stronger or progressing ? This is where apps can help. Muscle Builder Apps are great for recording sets and weights, but what you may not know is that they are great for identifying over-trained muscles and help prevent injury. Apps can also identify weak points and help bust through plateaus. I’ll talk about one Android app…
  • Testosterone boosters increases testosterone levels

    thetmz
    4 Sep 2013 | 9:07 am
    ShareOne of the leading testosterone boosters on the market is the Gamma Labs Gamma-O V2 Series Natural Testosterone Booster. Reviews of the testosterone booster from first time users mention that strength gain, focus and moods were elevated due to taking the boosters as instructed. Testosterone boosters offer increases in lean muscle mass and reduced muscle pain to help spur even more effective workouts. The Gamma-O V2 Series Natural Testosterone Booster reflects the rising demand for bodybuilding supplements that naturally boost testosterone levels for increased…
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  • BodyPower Expo 2014 – Could it be the Biggest Ever?

    Stewart Rogers
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    BodyPower Expo 2014 is less than five weeks away, and the organisers believe it could be the biggest ever in the fitness show’s history. But is that possible after last year? In 2013, BodyPower Expo saw 55,000 people swarm to the event, which covers every aspect of fitness, nutrition, sport and health. Held at Birmingham’s NEC in the UK between 16th and 18th May, it is attended by visitors from over a hundred countries. In addition to a packed show floor full of exhibitors the event promises power sports, competitions, visual displays and, with the recent addition of ‘BodyPower…
  • My Journey From Flab to Fit: If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up

    Eloise Le Santo
    3 Jan 2014 | 12:52 am
    Recently, I had a break from fitness. I was moving house, and life got in the way. I went from getting up at 5am everyday to work out, to not working out at all. I stopped watching what I was eating and started eating crap again. A bad day turned into a bad week. A bad week turned into a bad month. Before I knew it, months had passed with barely a workout or a decent meal. I had previously started tracking what weights I was lifting, which meant I could see the progress I was making. Sadly, it also meant I could see how far I had slipped back too. As I stood in the gym, struggling to lift the…
  • Is Tabata Right For You?

    Ariana Dane
    18 Nov 2013 | 12:47 am
    A current fitness craze called Tabata is a fresh new option for exercising using the HIIT method (High Intensity Interval Training).  Many of my clients have become obsessed with Tabata and I must confess, I am too, but is Tabata right for you? It is if you seek a fast-paced and interesting way to burn calories, tone muscles, and improve your cardiovascular system while committing to a very small allotment of time. The concept is wonderfully simple, the time required is brief and the effects on your body composition can be quick and substantial – IF done correctly. Tabata, created by…
  • My Journey from Flab to Fit: Wonder Woman

    Eloise Le Santo
    7 Nov 2013 | 12:57 am
    Recently, I felt like my training needed shaking up a bit; the online training program I had been doing had finished and I needed a new challenge. So I signed myself up for something called the ‘Wonder Woman’ workshop. The workshop is a 3-hour workout for women held outdoors in Greenwich Park. How hard could it be? In fact, I thought it sounded fun. But by the time the Saturday morning had rolled around I’d started to feel a bit apprehensive; I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would I be able to do all the exercises? Would everyone else be stronger than me?  So it was somewhat nervously…
  • 4 Unusual Additives For Your Morning Coffee

    Stewart Rogers
    4 Nov 2013 | 12:27 am
    The morning coffee. For some people, it’s the most important way to start the day. For others, coffee is just part of their overall nutritional regime. Here are a few of the more unusual additives and the reasons you might add them. Coffee is a bit of an obsession for many, and has been the way a vast number of people have started their day for hundreds of years. Making the perfect flat white, espresso, latte or ristretto has become an art form for some, but for a growing number of caffeine lovers it is seen in a similar light to sports supplements. We’ve already discussed using a…
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  • Turn your shitty day around with this 20 minute workout

    Joe Vennare
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Today has been one of those days. You know the kind. Nothing went according to plan. The morning was a mess. Woke up late. Had to skip breakfast. The afternoon followed suit. Meetings ran long. A bag of chips for lunch left a lot to be desired. Playing catch up kept you in your cubicle much later than you would have liked. All day long you held out hope. You kept telling yourself you’d find time to fit your workout into your workday. But, when quitting time finally came you realized there was no chance. It’s too late. You’re going to have to skip out on getting a sweat in. Don’t give…
  • I eat butter for breakfast (with my coffee)

    Joe Vennare
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Okay, that’s not entirely true. The truth is, I put grass-fed butter in my coffee and DRINK it. Every day. I look forward to it. I crave it. It’s delicious and nutritious. It gives me energy. It makes me feel full. So full in fact, I don’t have to eat anything else – for hours. Yes. I started drinking butter. Then, I stopped eating. It sounds crazy. I know this. But, before you rush out to buy some butter of your own, or take to the comments to ridicule my words, hear me out. There are a few incredibly important bits of information you MUST understand. Diets suck I don’t diet. I…
  • WTF is the Paleo Diet and Should You Try It?

    Joe Vennare
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:21 am
    Eat like a caveman, they say. That’s the paleo diet in a nutshell. Well, that’s part of it… By now there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of the paleo diet. It’s also possible that you got caught up in the hype. Especially if you do or have tried CrossFit. Those crossfitters love them some paleo food. Except when they don’t. Then they eat anything. But, I digress. WTF is the Paleo Diet? The basic premise of the paleo diet promotes eating like our ancestors – cavemen. Hence the name “paleo.” As in, the paleolithic era. Get it? The argument typically goes something…
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    8 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
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  • Do you REALLY need to take supplements?

    Joe Vennare
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    The answer to that questions depends on who you ask. If you consult a fitness magazine, the answer is a resounding yes. As a matter of fact, they’ll tell you exactly which supplements are best. The ones that shellout the most advertising dollars, of course. That’s why you can’t trust everything you read about nutritional supplements online. Or in fitness magazines for that matter. Personal trainers and other fitness professionals tend to get it wrong too. They have the right intentions. They’re trying to be helpful. Only recommending what they’ve taken. Telling you about their…
 
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  • Digest Talks All Kinds of Things Going On

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    One of the areas I’ve had to cope with unfortunately is the obvious consequences of two factors in confluence. One, the fact that I am approaching 50 years old and two the fact that I like to exercise to stay in shape. What do these two factors go together to create? Well for me and millions like me, even those who don’t work out. We are talking about chronic bodily pain. We do the prescribed icy hot treatments. We take our Advil. We rest. We do whatever we can that’s out there. However, the fact remains that this isn’t always enough. I have discovered pretty recently…
  • Mike Volkin Returns With The Simple Rules of Being in Your Best Physical Shape

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    We love Mike and he makes the sometimes cloudy concepts of fitness simple to understand and apply. Try the DCN Rules for Getting and Staying in Shape Military fitness trainer and inventor of Strength Stack 52 fitness cards, Sergeant Michael Volkin, has only three main rules for staying in shape. He refers to all three of these rules as the DCNs of fitness. “If you use my rules of DCN, you will have a killer body and be healthier than ever” he claims. So what is DCN? We wanted to know too, so we asked Sergeant Volkin. Question: Sergeant Volkin, you have said the DCNs of fitness encompass…
  • Guest Post: Health and Fitness While On Vacation. (Yes It Actually Can Happen)

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:42 am
    Guest Post today from Kendra who is a fan of the site. Topic which I think should be written about more often. Family Fitness and Health While on Vacation As one of those health-enthusiast mothers, I can say from experience how difficult it can be to get the family on the healthy living bandwagon. Like most children, they tend to like what’s not good for them. Still, I try to maintain an environment of wellness in our home by keeping up a routine of healthy habits. Unfortunately, going on vacation can interrupt these routines, so it’s important to focus on little ways to keep…
  • We’re Talking Tea in Today’s Feature: Opportuniteas Actually

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    One of the unbelievably powerful benefits of the internet is the existence of what I call super nutritional products created by smart well-meaning people. Now the internet doesn’t make these products exist. They are the product of the mind of some sharp folks. The internet brings it to our homes and makes it possible to order without the use of the traditional distribution chains. As we know, those chains rely on the judgment of third-party retailers. We’re looking at a product that came to my attention from a company called Opportuniteas.  It’s a clear tea with a naturally…
  • Solutions for The Weight of Extra Pounds from A Popular Birth Control Device

    Cheryl Boswell-- contact me by email! bcwriter84@gmail.com
    3 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    When I took over this blog, I made a concerted effort to stay clear and focused to a mission of providing information on lifestyle and the interaction of many non-obvious factors on your weight and overall fitness. We’re all products of many different environmental factors, both chosen and ones not chosen. One area that doesn’t maybe get enough shrift from the fitness community is the interrelationship between drugs/medical devices and our body outcomes. Many prescription drugs for instance can cause us to gain weight in multiple ways. Often you will have metabolic slowing effects…
 
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  • Susan Velez – Top Level Fitness Member Spotlight

    Zack
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    We are very excited to introduce Susan Kirk-Velez! Susan has been a member of Top Level Fitness for two years.  She primarily works out during the evening because, as Susan says, “My joints don’t do mornings.” She is extremely personable and fun… she likes to show off her dance moves during workout sessions.  If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Susan, it would be worth your time to attend an evening session and say hello! Since starting at Top level Fitness, Susan has seen a lot of changes in herself and her body.  Her blood sugar levels are no longer in the range for…
  • Member Spotlight- Wendy Romero

    Zack
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    Here it is… another Member Spotlight post! As a reminder, we will be featuring one of our dedicated Top Level Fitness members approximately every two weeks.  The purpose of this post is solely for our members to get to know each other! Previously, we posted ”Member of the month” but this is different! We hope to capture a glimpse of what life is like for our members outside of the gym.  Enjoy! This week is all about WENDY ROMERO! “I decided to join TLF about 2.5 years ago. I have always been active but just could not find the time to work out. When I found out…
  • Member Spotlight

    Zack
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:37 am
    GET TO KNOW JOE HASELHORST Joe has been a member of Top Level Fitness for about two years.  He is currently participating in the Six Week Challenge and is part of Team “Early Morning Hustlers”.  Joe is usually quiet and focused during this workouts… he really knows how to push himself!  A couple things we love about Joe: 1) He challenges himself, but never forgets to monitor his form.  2) He asks great questions during the workout to ensure he understands the exercises. 3) He actually LIKES to get his butt kicked. We asked Joe to tell us a little about himself.  Here is…
  • Member Spotlight

    Zack
    23 Jan 2014 | 2:22 pm
      Stepping in the gym at Top Level Fitness, inspiration surrounds you everywhere you look. Our members are our biggest source of inspiration and they have some amazing stories to share.  For that reason, we will be featuring a different member biweekly on our blog.  This week is all about Teri Peot.  When you see her in the gym, make sure you say hello! GETTING TO KNOW TERI PEOT Teri Peot is one of the many amazing members of Top Level Fitness. She is one of our early birds; you’ll see her regularly kicking butt at 5:30 am. She has been a member of TLF for about 2.5 years and has…
  • Workout for a Charity at Top Level Fitness

    Zack
    21 Jan 2014 | 4:40 pm
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  • Short and Sweaty Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Repeat 4x: 50 Tuck jumps 10 Pull ups 15 Burpees 20 Side lunges 10 Knees to elbows Bonus: 10 Pistols / leg —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. My time for today’s workout: 14:24 Did you do this workout? Tweet it! The post Short and Sweaty Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • The Spring Vacation AMRAP Challenge Workout (+ Video!)

    Krista Stryker
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I tell you to get rid of your excuses not to work out a lot. So that’s why I wanted show you that I really do follow my own advice and work out even when I’m on vacation or away from home and film a workout for you while on vacation—so next time you go on vacation you can follow my lead. I’m going to try and film more of these workouts when I travel in the future so you can see just how I stay in shape while on the road (and how you can too). Today’s workout was filmed at my Airbnb in Palm Springs, CA where I was for a spring vacation at the Coachella Music Festival this…
  • Bust Your Ass HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Double unders 2. Diamond push ups 3. High knees w/ jump rope 4. Sandbag squats 5. Pike jumps 6. Sit ups Bonus: 20 T plank twists / side —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Double unders: 47, 43, 50 Diamond push ups: 16, 15, 14 High knees w/ jump rope: 99, 95, 96 Sandbag squats: 14, 14, 14 Pike jumps: 42, 43, 42 Sit ups: 16, 16, 17 Did you do this workout?
  • Why You Should Add Rings to Your Workouts (And How to Get Started Using Them)

    Krista Stryker
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the simplest, yet most effective training tools of all time is something that nearly every playground has (yet exists in very few commercial gyms)—rings.  And unless you’re a former gymnast or regularly train at a CrossFit gym, you probably haven’t used rings since you were a kid. Yet a sturdy pair of rings will only set you back about $30, and will add a whole new level to your training. So why are rings such an amazing workout tool? Training with rings will: Add an element of instability to any exercise, automatically making it harder and more effective  Seriously…
  • Kettlebell Swings and Pull ups Interval Workout

    Krista Stryker
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Kettlebell swings 2. Pull ups 3. Box jumps 4. Mountain climbers 5. Step ups 6. Knees to elbows Bonus: 5 turkish get ups / side —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Kettlebell swings: 16, 16, 16 Pull ups (using band): 10, 10, 9 Box jumps: 19, 19, 21 Mountain climbers: 73, 79, 73 Step ups (w/ sandbag): 12, 11, 12 Knees to elbows: 12, 11, 11 Did you do this…
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  • HOW TO START DOING EVERYTHING WELL BY CHANGING THIS

    Justin
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    What does it take to do anything well? Man, that seems like a loaded question doesn’t it? I don’t know about you but there have been MANY occasions where I’ve thought to myself, and even worse actually said things to myself like: I never do anything right Damn, I’m such a sh*itty writer. My grammar and punctuation sucks! There’s no way I’ll ever be able to do this. I’m just too busy to worry about even trying that right now. Maybe you’ve told yourself what a poor student you are. How you’ll never be good at this subject or that subject. Or maybe you’re a parent and are…
  • HOW TO BECOME A SUPERHERO. OR MAYBE YOU ALREADY ARE ONE.

    Justin
    6 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    QUICK NOTE: I just want to thank everyone that supported the launch of the Limitless365 Fitness Program. It was a huge success and it’s been really cool connecting with a bunch of you that picked it up this past week. Now on with the show Walk into my bedroom and you’ll see a pair of Captain America underpants, sketches of superhero kids, and a host of superhero logo t-shirts covering the walls. It’s fairly safe to say that I’m a little superhero obsessed and deep down I actually still think I can become one. To me superheroes are symbols of perfection. Let me…
  • L365 FITNESS PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE + A SECTION OF THE PROGRAM FOR FREE

    Justin
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
      The other day I received an email from a person in the L365 community referencing a quote from the L365 Fitness Program. “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson She went on to elaborate a little bit and I wanted to share that with you all today simply because it gave me the goosebumps. It sums up what the program is all about. “I think this quote is a really good…
  • How to make getting started not so overwhelming

    Justin
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:01 am
    A few Sundays ago I tried some acting for the first time. Just reading scripts in a small setting with a few people, maybe about 15-20 of us. I have zero acting experience and have never read a script in my life. Everyone else there was a director, producer, writer, actor, or had some other experience in the field. I was sure I was going to ruin this for everyone else there. Here comes the new guy with no experience f*cking it up for everyone. I was so nervous sitting in my group of four with an experienced director in front of us explaining how he wanted the scene to play out. I’m…
  • THE LIMITLESS FITNESS PROGRAM IS HERE

    Justin
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:01 am
      Man oh man, I can’t believe there is only one week to go. The Limitless365 Fitness Program will finally be released next Monday and I for one am stoked beyond belief. This project as been an on and off work in progress for the last two years but because of the Limitless community and your support I’ve been able to work hard these last six months to finish this bad boy up. Many of you have been kind enough to email me questions, answer surveys, or hop on the phone with me to discuss many of the problems that you face when trying to achieve Limitless Health and I’ve finally…
 
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  • Do Women Respond to Strength Training in the Same Way as Men?

    CatheDotCom
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Did you know at one time strength training was believed to be inappropriate for women because they were incapable of getting stronger? Times have certainly changed! Still, beliefs change slowly when it comes to women and strength training. It wasn’t until 2000 that an Olympic weightlifting competition for women was introduced at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Still, too few women are embracing the opportunity to increase strength and improve their body composition through strength training. Even among women who exercise regularly, less than half do any form of weight…
  • Cathe helps me kick AS!

    CatheDotCom
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:17 pm
    I have been exercising with Cathe Videos for over 15 years. They helped me get back into shape after my two pregnancies. What I did not realize for many years was that regular exercising was also helping me manage my auto immune diseases. After my second daughter was born when I was forty years old, I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. These are debilitating diseases that cause chronic pain and fatigue and for which there is no cure. My symptoms were so excruciating, it felt as though my body was turning to stone. The treatments for these diseases have some…
  • Why You Should Add Apple Cider Vinegar to Your Diet

    CatheDotCom
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:26 am
    It seems that everyone is seeking a magic substance that will confer vitality, youth, and beauty. Often products with rare components and expensive price tags are purchased in this pursuit. However a common household staple can boost your health, your looks, and the comfort of your home more than you might have realized. Apple cider vinegar, something many people have in a cupboard, is a homey staple that ought to move to center stage. Vinegars have been used since ancient times. While vinegars can be made from nearly any fruit or vegetable, apple cider vinegar has long been prized for its…
  • Light Exposure and Body Weight: Is There a Link?

    CatheDotCom
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Morning sunlight – it wakes you up and helps you shake off that half-asleep feeling, but can it help you control your body weight too? That’s what a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE would seem to suggest. Early Morning Sunlight – Can It Help You Stay Lean? Researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine asked 54 healthy volunteers to wear a wrist monitor for seven days. This special wrist monitor recorded how much light they were exposed to and its intensity at different times of the day. They also recorded everything they ate and drank…
  • Interval Training Structure: How Long Should You Rest Between Intervals

    CatheDotCom
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Interval training is one of the most effective ways to burn body fat. A number of studies show exercising at a high-intensity for short periods of time and then recovering is more beneficial for reducing body fat than working out at a moderate intensity. High-intensity workouts seems to more effective for loss of belly fat too. Perfect if you’re trying to uncover those ab muscles you’ve worked so hard to strengthen and define. Why is high-intensity exercise more effective? For one, it activates fat-burning hormones like adrenalin and growth hormone more than moderate-intensity…
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  • How To Find A Fat Loss Diet That Works For You

    Free Fly
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    There are hundreds of fat loss diets out there and some of them work for certain people, but at the same time they don’t work for most people. Instead of spending months or even years trying all sorts of diets that don’t work, follow these 5 tips in order to find the right one for you and most important of all, one that will give you results!The 5 characteristics of a good diet are:1. It Doesn’t Restrict Fat ConsumptionMany years ago it was thought that you get fat by consuming fat. But scientists had proven that it is only a myth, and that carbohydrates are the main cause of fat gain.
  • Juicing Blunders That You Should Avoid While Following A Fitness Program

    Free Fly
    8 Mar 2014 | 9:18 am
    There is no denying the fact that juicing is one of the best ways to ensure that your body gets its daily dose of vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. Juicing has proved to be very beneficial for bodybuilders and for those who wish to achieve optimal health. Juicing can also contribute to your weight loss efforts because it contains fewer calories. It also boosts immunity and makes sure your body does not lack essential nutrients which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Juicing basically allows you to enjoy a variety of fantastic nutrients which you would otherwise have to…
  • Arnold Classic 2014 Results

    Free Fly
    2 Mar 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Men 1. Dennis Wolf2. Shawn Rhoden3. Cedric McMillan4. Victor Martinez5. Evan Centopani6. Branch Warren7. Ben Pakulski -- Click Here to get his Muscle Building Program8. Brandon Curry9. Toney Freeman10. Edward Nunn Men - 212 1. James Flex Lewis2. David Henry3. Aaron Clark 4. Hidetada Yamagishi5. Jose Raymond6. Charles Dixon7. Lukas Osladil8. Tricky Jackson9. Stan McQuay10. Angel Rangel Vargas Women - Bikini 1. Ashley Kaltwasser2. Yeshaira Robles3. Amanda Latona4. Nathalia Melo5. Stacey Alexander6. India Paulino7. Courtney King8. Janet Layug9. Margret Gnarr10. Justine Munro Women - Figure 1.
  • 4 Reasons Why Even the Best Bodybuilding Supplements Don't Work On You

    Free Fly
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Bodybuilding is a science. Its most basic pretense is that one has to train and consume foods to gain weight and muscle mass, and then eliminate the fat in order to retain the built mass. This takes a long time, and bodybuilders began to take shortcuts. About half a decade ago, the answer came in the form of steroids. Since being banned, most bodybuilders sought alternatives – one that didn't come with a lot of negative long-term side-effects. Along comes modern bodybuilding supplements. These supplements come in various forms. There's protein powder, there's weight gainers, there's BCAAs,…
  • Simple Tips for Optimum Muscle Building

    Free Fly
    10 Feb 2014 | 5:34 am
    Building muscle can be a long process, but if you aspire to achieve a chiselled, well controlled physique, the efforts will be more than worth it. By setting realistic goals and monitoring your weight and food intake, you will soon start to see results.When looking to gain muscle and increase general fitness, there are a number of simple things you can add to your regime to optimise results. So, whether you’re into bodybuilding or just want to add more lean muscle to your physique and reduce fat, we’ve compiled a list of some tips to help you out:Stay HydratedBeing dehydrated during…
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  • Periodization Considerations for the Physique Athlete

    The Strength Guys
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Periodization Considerations for the Physique Athlete Written by: Jason Tremblay, President of The Strength Guys Inc. Editing by: Andrew Vigotsky, Chief Research Officer at The Strength Guys Inc. Periodization is one of the most organic and practical components of training theory, which is what makes it so fascinating to study and so fun to experiment with. It isn’t a far cry to suggest that periodization isn’t a very popular art form in the realms of bodybuilding, figure, fitness, and bikini competition. With experts now pushing undulating and block forms of periodization into the…
  • Application of Science for Bodybuilding

    Peter Fitschen
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Historically, there has been a huge gap between the scientists doing studies in labs and bodybuilders stepping on stage. Recently, there has been a shift in the sport of bodybuilding towards using science-based approach to contest preparation. It has gotten to the point where when I scroll down my facebook news feed, it seems like everyone is now citing this study or that study for why you “have to do” this new approach or “should never do” this other approach. However, I’ve noticed that many bodybuilders in general do not necessarily understand how to interpret research or how to…
  • Is Ketogenic Dieting Bad For Natural Athletes

    John Gorman
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:25 pm
    So what is ketogenic dieting? Ketogenic dieting has many versions but is simply dieting by limiting your carb intake to very low levels, sometimes even zero carbs except what’s in the protein or fats sources you eat. When you go low enough carb for a period of time your body starts to run off ketones (fats) for fuel and is in a constant fat burning state. There is cyclical keto dieting (CKD), and targeted keto dieting (TKD) and we have seen popular versions such as The Atkins Diet or in the bodybuilding world their have been books such as “Bodyopus” by Dan Duchaine or “Ketogenic…
  • The Definitive Guide To Creatine

    Cliff Wilson
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    When I first started my career as a physique and bodybuilding coach, like everyone else that starts out, my clientele consisted of mostly beginner and first time competitors. As with most beginners and first time competitors they would always want to know what are the most important and basic supplements they should take. The most basic and common question I used to get from clients is “which form of creatine is best?”. As the years have gone by and I have been fortunate to have some success as a coach, my clients have gotten much more advanced and now I rarely have any first time…
  • The Future is here: Enter “Flexible Dieting”

    Eric And Chris Martinez
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The future is here and these days it seems we all want the easiest, fastest, least amount of work to put in to attain results. This is a common problem we see on a day-to- day basis in the fitness industry, health industry, contest prep industry, general population, society itself, what have you. The way we see it is there are two options when it comes to nutrition: A)     You follow some sort of nutrition program whether that be IIFYM, intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet, zone diet, clean eating, basic nutritional guidelines, or some sort of meal plan aka cookie cutter diet. B)    …
 
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  • Use the Power of Leverage to Help You Succeed

    Bob Choat
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:09 pm
    “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” – Archimedes When I first studied the martial arts as a child, I learned first hand how I was able to take down an opponent with ease.  Even though I was smaller than some of my opponents, there was a way to defeat them.  Once I fully understood the power of leverage, it became much easier to win.  For the untrained person that didn’t understand this concept, they must have wondered what kind of magic I used.  I think that was much the same way with many Westerners back in…
  • It’s Time to Take Back Control of Your Health Care Away from Your Doctor… Be Your Own Advocate

    Bob Choat
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    A recent study came out regarding the misdiagnoses of 1 in 20 American Adults from their primary care physicians. About half of those misdiagnoses results in serious harm to the patients. I understand that many physicians are under time constraints, pressure and other considerations. I also believe that they have to admit that they can make mistakes. We all do. Another thing I believe is that patients have a responsibility as well. It is high time to be your own advocate for your health care. I remember when Dr Lori Shemek was misdiagnosed in what an urgent care physician thought was simple…
  • 15 Simple Ways to Improve Your Fitness Starting Today

    Bob Choat
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Too many people struggle to get healthy and fit, yet, they don’t realize that it can be as simple as taking a walk around the block.  I’m always curious when I hear somebody tell me they don’t have time.  That is simply wacko thinking!  It’s more of not wanting to make time.  If you’re one of those people, then getting healthy and fit is simply not a priority in your life.  If it were, then you’d find a way.  Either you’re going to do it or you’re not.  Don’t make stupid excuses and don’t complain that you’re fat and…
  • Getting Healthy and Fit in Order to Succeed

    Bob Choat
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:37 pm
    I remember reading some research awhile back regarding academic success in school and fitness.  The research basically stated that exercise helped to improve cognitive thinking, memory and focus.  This in turn led to higher scores on tests and other aspects of education.  More recent studies talked about exercising early in the day in order to do better throughout the day. Health and fitness certainly helps in success in any endeavor in life.  Henry Ford had a big focus on nutrition and expected his employees to eat healthy.  Even Bill Gates has brought fitness into his world.  I…
  • The Zen Warrior and Getting Back to a Childlike Mind

    Bob Choat
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:50 pm
    Stress and worries abound in today’s society.  We worry about something that may or may not come about.  So, we feel stuck and are unable to progress.  Others are focused on the attaining of things, falsely believing that will make them happy.  And even others are stuck in the past of the woulda, shoulda, coulda attitude. In Zen Buddhism, it’s about getting back to a nature state of mindset.  That simply means to discard one’s worries and think as a young child would.  You do that by living in the moment.  I realize that seems like some stupid “Pollyanna”…
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  • Online Personal Training Client Overcomes Obstacles To Lose Over 25 Pounds!

    Diana Chaloux
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
      I’ve got a truly inspiring story to share today. Victoria will touch your heart. Here is a beautiful woman, inside and out, who chose Hitch Fit for her transformation journey, and it has just been such a blessing to see her transform in so many ways through this process. She is the mother of two, who has gone through many challenges, but has chosen through it all to be a powerful, strong and healthy woman! I’m incredibly proud of her. I’m proud of how far she has come to this day, and proud of the goals she is continuing to work towards!! Victoria chose to go with a…
  • Outdoor Workouts you can do with a Park Bench and Stairs

    Micah LaCerte
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Outdoor Workouts you can do with a Park Bench and Stairs!! With Spring here its time we can get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather.  A good way of mixing things up is simply finding a set of stairs and a park bench to use in your workout.  Here is some exercises to add into the mix for your next outdoor workout!!   Tweet
  • Online Fitness Training Client Gets Back to Her HAPPY WEIGHT with Hitch Fit!

    Diana Chaloux
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’ve got another awesome transformation to share today! At 40 years of age Tricia decided she wanted to let go of her “food security blanket” something I’m sure MANY people are going to relate to…and get back to a body that she felt great about! Not only did Tricia achieve her physical goals, she changed her whole mind set on food. And THAT is the key to long term success! She understood that this isn’t just about going on a “diet” for 12 weeks, and then going back to old eating habits, this is about really changing and embracing the lifestyle,…
  • College Student from India Builds Muscle and Loses Fat to Get Ripped

    Micah LaCerte
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:19 am
        The total period of the transformation is about 8 months, with 4 months of bulking and 4 months cutting.   Stats:   Initial                     Bulk                      Cutting Waist                     35.3                   40                         30.75 Biceps                    13                      16.40                     15.15 Weight                   173lbs              210 lbs                 163lbs   Born and raised in India, I was very…
  • Mother of THREE finds out what it’s like to get REAL RESULTS with Hitch Fit Online Personal Training!

    Diana Chaloux
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    I’ve got another great MOM transformation to share today!! After seeing the Real Results of several of her friends such as Hitch Fit transformation Autumn , Jackie decided she was going to do this for herself! This mother of Three did an incredible job proving once again that even busy moms can get themselves to a great place fitness and health wise, even with a busy lifestyle! Jackie was not overweight to begin with, but she wanted to feel and look better, for herself and for her family, she wanted to set a good example for her children! She went from 26% to 18% body fat and 138…
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  • Vegetarian Spinach, Feta and Brown Rice Pie

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:08 am
    Meatless Monday’s Vegetarian Pie
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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    7 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
  • Detox Diets Are Great For You. Right?

    admin
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:27 am
    Popular detox diets promise to flush poisons from your body, purge pounds of excess fat, clear your complexion and bolster your immune system. But experts say there’s little evidence that extreme regimens such as the Master Cleanse or Fruit Flush do anything more than lead to unpleasant, unhealthy side effects. Still, these super-restrictive eating plans are hotter than ever, thanks to being linked to lanky celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. Beyonce Knowles attributed her 20-pound weight loss for the movie “Dreamgirls” to the Master Cleanse — a…
  • Bikini Body Cream Of Broccoli Soup

    admin
    3 Mar 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup Healthy Cream of Broccoli Soup 6-8 servings 3 tbsp butter 1 large onion chopped 1/2 tsp celery seeds 2 cups low sodium chicken broth 2 cups water 1/2 can full fat coconut milk 8 cups broccoli, chopped  about 4 heads 4 cup zucchini,chopped about 2 med zucchini 1 small to med avocado 1 tbsp chipotle in adobe sauce or Siracha ground pepper to taste season to taste cumin, turmeric, cayenne   sautee onions and spices in 3 tbsp of butter add all the rest except avocado in pot and cook till tender then add avocado and the rest to blender and then serve.
  • Muscles And Vegetarianism

    admin
    26 Feb 2014 | 9:25 am
    So A Quick Word From A Close Friend On Being A Vegan Do I look Like I Rock A Juicer??? Eat Your Veggie’s Any Other Questions?  
 
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    JournalMenu: Workout Journals for CrossFit Athletes: Latest News

  • Coming back from a CrossFit Injury

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Being the come back kid.Getting injured sucks, and coming back is a big downer.What used to be light weight now feels like a thousand pounds, what used to be a quick run is now a long enduring hobble, what used to be your favorite movement is now just a cruel reminder of what once was possible.Of course, wanting to skip this whole slow boring process of healing properly, one might think they should just go for it, balls to the wall. A few minutes after the 3-2-1 GO! you are coming to a screeching halt. That damn back just got pulled again, that pesky tendinitis is flaring up, if only your…
  • When I Rx a CrossFit Workout

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    #crossfit #wod
  • How I feel finishing CrossFit Workout Fran

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I'm sure I look much worse...#CrossFit #Fran #thrusters
  • The ups and downs of fitness

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The journey is not going to be what you planned.There will not be a constant rise of improvement, your times will not always be better than last time, your lifts not always heavier. Everyday will not be PR day.Don’t lose sight of where you are going. Ignore the stumbles and scrapes.Show up, stay positive, push through.Keep your chin up.The bad days will end, and when they do, your times will shatter and your strength will sky rocket.Make sure you stick around for the good days to come back
  • Choose to workout better today

    9 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Every WOD you have to make a choice.You have to choose what weight you should load up on the barbell, how to do your pullups; if you should do the technical lift or the easier lift; if you should do MU or pullups and dips.It seems like a lot, but really what it boils down to is this: Will you choose your regular path, the one that lets you finish easily within the time cap, the one that lets you finish towards the top - or will you choose to be last?To be honest, either choice will help you improve, you are there, you are fighting, you are lifting and you are sweating - and that right there…
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    Michael Wood, CSCS

  • Why Do We All Lose Lean Muscle at Some Point During Our Lifetime?

    Michael Wood
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:21 am
    There is a great deal of uncertainty in life but here are three things you can count on, taxes, muscle loss and death. The loss of muscle due to aging is known as sarcopenia. Research from the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging in Boston as well as other research groups continue to demonstrate that you can build muscle at any age. On the flip side, however, you also start losing it around age 35 and the loss gets more pronounced as you enter the fifth and seventh decades of life. There are many reasons why we all lose…
  • 6 Health Strategies to Follow this Spring

    Michael Wood
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Let’s face it, with the summer now upon us, it makes staying or getting back in shape that much more important. Here are six health and fitness strategies from Dr. Wayne Andersen, a frequent contributor to this blog, that will help you stay in the game rather than watch from the bench. 1. Weigh Yourself 1 Time per Day – Many diet programs suggest that you should weigh yourself once a week and look for the trend of weight loss. This is what I suggest because I don’t want you to focus on the weight loss, but on healthy habits instead. But recent studies now show that daily weighing…
  • 12 Health and Fitness Tips You Need to be Aware of

    Michael Wood
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    We are constantly bombarded throughout the day with health and fitness facts and tips from media outlets that may or may not pertain to us. Here are a few of the more meaningful ones that we should all be more aware of. 6 – The number of hours, prior to bedtime, that you should avoid all forms of caffeine. Watch out for hidden caffeine in chocolate, health supplements and other products. 8 – Climbing at least 8 flights of stairs a day increases longevity (Harvard Alumni Study). 14 – The amount of daily fiber (in grams) needed for every 1000 calories you consume. 17…
  • The “Fats” of Life!

    Michael Wood
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:51 am
    Despite all of the flashy magazines, fad diets and news articles, current recommendations from the Institute of Medicine suggest you choose a diet containing 45-65% of your daily calories from carbohydrates, 10-35% from protein and 20-35% from fat. You should consume less than 10% of your total calories from saturated fat, less than 1% from trans fats and less than 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily. Why is Fat so Important in the Diet? Fat provides a feeling of fullness, calories, vitamins and nutrients that the body needs to survive. The amount of fat you eat is important because fat…
  • Ten More Reasons Why You Need to Start or Continue a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

    Michael Wood
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:01 am
    “Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” (Edward Stanley, 1869) Did you know inactive people, after the age of 30 lose 3-5% of muscle mass per decade with a parallel decline in muscle strength? This loss of muscle and strength will progress at a faster rate once you reach age 50 and by the time you’re 75 that number could hit 15%. Do you have difficulty getting a good night sleep? If the answer is yes, remember, caffeine has a half-life of five hours, meaning five hours after your last cup, ½ of the caffeine…
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    truTrainer Fitness Blog

  • If Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Do It With Free Weights, Why Can’t You?

    Matt Rothner
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    Is it better to workout with weights? Well the answer is yes and no. To say that free weights are better than machines would be incredibly unjust. There are advantages in both lifting weights and using a machine with weights attached. Well some of the advantages of training with adjustable weights is that they fit any size of user. You could be 7ft 2 or 4ft 9, it doesn’t matter because the only thing that needs to be adjusted is the weight on the bar, almost hassle free. Following on from the last point, the weight on the barbell can be adjusted in small increments, so when you are…
  • Are you having trouble building muscle?

    Matt Rothner
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    Have you been going to the gym regularly for months and haven’t been able to put on any serious poundage? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to take a step back and make some plans. Building muscle is not rocket science. There are four key factors that will mean the difference between building muscle and staying skinny. You have to ask yourself these four questions. Is my diet optimized for building muscle? It’s time to get out of the “3 meals per day” mentality. If you want to gain (or lose) weight you need to feed your body whole foods, six times per day.
  • 3 Powerful Motivation Tips For Ripped Abs

    Matt Rothner
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Can you see your self walking down the street at your favorite location looking and feeling great. Or as you stroll down the beach and you notice people glance over there shoulders to admire your beautiful ripped abs that belong to you. Feeling so confident in your self that your vacation seems perfect like a dream. You pinch yourself and realize that you have arrived. Everyone in this green earth would love to have six pack abs and be fully healthy. Can everyone archive this goal? Yes. We people where created for excellence so yes, anything is possible. Although some may find it difficult to…
  • 10 Small Steps To Improve Your Health

    Matt Rothner
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:19 am
    Many of us make health related resolutions, such as to lose weight, stop smoking, join the neighborhood health club or hire a personal trainer. While it is common to set high goals, experts say that setting smaller goals could do more for our health. “Small steps are achievable and are easier to fit into your daily routine,” says James O. Hill, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. “They are less overwhelming than a big, sudden change.” Here are 10 to try: 1. Stop gaining weight. Even if you gain just a…
  • A Few Simple Ideas to Mix Up Your Routine

    Matt Rothner
    17 Feb 2014 | 5:51 am
    Every now and then I catch myself stuck in the same routine and my workout starts to get a little boring. I know this is starting to happen when it gets easy to miss my regular workout. Recently, I noticed this had happened when I easily talked myself out of going to the gym for almost 2 weeks straight. Obviously, something needed to change. So here are a few ideas that I use from time to time just to spice up my workout. Give them a try, and I’m sure you’ll find some new excitement to your workout as well. Change your Grip! This is a small change compared to most of the others you can…
 
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  • Karolina Workout #29 March 2014

    Karolina
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    Hi guys, today we will go back to workout #29. This workout is a great full body workout and if you push really hard through these 12 minutes you will also get an amazing cardio workout. I gained some weight and I have to say that this makes the pull ups so much harder for me at the moment. But I’m working as hard as possible to manage more reps in a row. So enjoy this workout, push very hard and I hope you will also be able to beat your personal best or even my reps! I wish you an amazing weekend, a lot of Easter chocolate… enjoy these days with your loved ones and don’t…
  • Easter decoration

    Karolina
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, have you already finished your Easter decoration? I don’t like it too colorful, I like it simpler. But I think it’s important to decorate your home. It’s an opportunity to make your home look a little bit different. You can enjoy the decoration and feel happy about your beautiful home. In my opinion we all should like our home and it should always be a cozy, safe and warm place for us. Best, Karolina
  • Karolina Workout #68

    Karolina
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, today’s workout is great to lose weight and sculpt your butt and legs. It’s a very intense cardio workout. During the workout you will think that you are not able to manage all of the rounds. I thought the same. But you can! I always say: our body is able to manage so much more than we think. It’s our mind telling us to stop. Push through it and be proud of yourself. At the end of the workout I was absolutely exhausted, I couldn’t even talk. This workout was especially hard for me, because my legs were already burning after riding my racing bike. But you see…
  • Karolina Workout #67

    Karolina
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, today’s workout is again an amazing full body workout. We have a great full body exercise included: the one arm clean and press. I enjoyed this exercise a lot. But I realized that I chose a too light weight, what made me a little sad . So I have to do a workout soon with this exercise again and choose a heavier weight. It’s very important to choose the right weights. If you take to light weights, the exercise (workout) won’t be challenging enough and you won’t make any progress. But if you choose too heavy weights, you will sacrifice form and the chance to get…
  • Article about karolina.tv on workout.de

    Karolina
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
    Hi guys, yesterday the German fitness portal workout.de posted an article about karolina.tv. You can check it out here: http://www.workout.de/content/61-kann-jemand-wie-du-und-ich-so-aussehen . The article is in German, so here is the translation for those of you who don’t understand German: Can someone like you and me look this way? You can see them everywhere- the toned and excellent shaped bodies. Let it be the fitness trainer in the gym, the sport models or the bodybuilder of course. They all want to assure us that everyone can look this way. But we all have the question if we can…
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  • 10 Machines You Didn’t Know Were Bicep Machines

    El Jefe Tailorano
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Bro Science #46: You can curl anything you put your mind to. – Dom Mazzetti
  • 9 Hippy Vegetarian Foods that are Actually Legit

    Maurice Bright
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    1. Chia Seed – Cha cha cha chia is right ladies and gentlemen except these bad boys do more than just compliment a clay pretend pet, they’re actually tiny edible seeds that served as stable food by the Indians of the southwest and Mexico. Chia seeds are extracted from the desert plant Salvia hispanica and by looking at the benefits of these seeds, I’d say thank God for that discovery. This seed contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium. About 2 teaspoons of chia seeds contains 139 calories, 4 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, 12 grams…
  • SEX AND CALORIES.

    Dayne Hudson
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    You’re not in the mood to train, but you’re always in the mood for sex.Sound like you?OK.So what sort of benefits can come as a result of saying “screw working out”? (see what I did there?!)THE RESEARCH A recent study examined 21 healthy couples (average age of 23), with the aim of comparing the calories burnt from a given exercise program, and their sex lives (1).They were first asked to do 30 minutes of exercise on the treadmill at a moderate intensity – something that could be easily done by the population and compared to sex.The definition of sexual…
  • Contrast Showers are the Most Underrated Recovery Hack

    Stefan Gehrig
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    What is the theory behind contrast therapy?Contrast therapy (also known as hot/cold therapy) involves alternating between hot and cold water multiple times. This is a technique generally used by athletes to improve recovery between training sessions or post-competition. Generally about 2-3 mins in each phase, repeated 3-6 times.The idea behind contract therapy that the hot water causes a widening of blood vessels and increased blood flow (vasodilation), while the cold water causes blood vessels to contract and reduces blood flow (vasoconstriction).  The lymphatic system is also contracts and…
  • Studies Show Bigger Muscles Help You Live Longer

    Stefan Gehrig
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    This Chinese Bro is 100While you probably don’t need another reason to build muscle mass, a recent study from researchers in California have given you pretty big one. You’ll live longer!Why has this not been shown clearly before?Most previous studies have measured body mass index (BMI), a commonly used indicator of obesity, and used this to compare with mortality rates. The problem with this approach is that the BMI gives no information whatsoever about body composition – how much is muscle vs. fat. The Austrian Oak himself had a BMI of over 33 during his Mr Olympia-winning days…
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  • How to make your own fitness bar

    Womanly Strong
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    Fitness bars consist of products delivering carbohydrates, healthy fats and proteins as well as vitamins and minerals. Ideally, the ingredients should be organic, raw and unprocessed. The most common products used for fitness bars are: wholegrain porridge oats (carbohydrates), puffed rice (carbohydrates), nuts and nut butters ({protein and healthy fats}, all nuts: almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashew, hazelnuts etc.), seeds ({healthy fats}, all seeds: sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds etc.), fruits ({carbohydrates-sugars}, most commonly dried fruits, e.g:…
  • Is mass gaining training for a girl ?

    Womanly Strong
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:33 am
    On my own example:I started working out in my teenage years. At that time I was size 12 (size of my top, EU size: 38) in my upper body and size 14 (trousers, EU size: 40) in my lower body, I weighted 68kg and I am 175cm tall. I did not follow any specific workout or nutrition plan. I just exercised and performed randomly different workouts (weights, cardio, step classes etc.) After some time I reduced my clothing size to size 10 in upper body (EU size 36) and  size 12 (EU size 38) in my lower body. However my weight did not change. I still weighted 68kg.
  • Make your own bread

    Womanly Strong
    6 Jan 2014 | 7:23 am
    Making your own bread is easy as one two three. The best thing about it is that you can customise the recipe to suit your needs and preferences. You can make gluten free bread e.g. rice bread, bread with seeds, brown bread, white bread, bread with olives or any other you like. Home made bread is a source of clean energy, does not contain additives and tastes absolutely great! Here is a recipe for a bread I did recently. 550ml warm water2 tsps. quick yeast2 tsps. sugar350g organic brown rice flour150g organic buckwheat flour2 tsps. xanthan gum1 tsp. organic salt4 tbsps.
  • The Story of Vitamin B17

    Womanly Strong
    30 Oct 2013 | 5:39 am
    World Without Cancer, The Story of Vitamin B17 by G. Edward Griffin is a must-read book.
  • For legs workout

    Womanly Strong
    17 Oct 2013 | 6:00 pm
    Warm up: 10minTraining:1set, rest time as little as possible1. 100 squats2. 90 lunges (alter legs)3. 80 calf raise4. 70 step ups (alter legs)5. 60 one leg skipping rope6. 50 bridge7. 40 side leg lifts for abductors8. 30 side leg lifts adductors9. 20 sumo squats10. 10 kettle bell/sandbag swings
 
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    The Bootcamp Pilates Blog

  • Ever tried Almond milk? Here's some reasons why you should...

    Bootcamp Pilates
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    1. A 200ml glass of almond milk can provide approximately 1mg of vitamin E which is a fantastic antioxidant for women. 2. Almond milk is kind to your heart due to containing low amounts of fat and saturated fats. It's been proven that it is even better than soya milk in helping to lower cholesterol. 3. It's low in calories, in fact, a 200ml glass of almond milk has 60% less calories than skimmed diary milk but contains the same amount of calcium. 
  • Radishes... add zing to your salads this Summer

    Bootcamp Pilates
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    The radish is best known as a garnish and is one of the most overlooked products in any supermarket, but it is the most versatile. The red and white root brings crunch and spice to sandwiches and starters, while its peppery leaves can liven up soups and pestos. These little crunchy delights also bring an array of nutritional benefits as well. Like their cousins broccoli and cabbage, radishes are packed with antioxidants and cancer-fighting compounds called sulforaphanes. Here's some tips on how to get the best from radishes: Select the ones that look bright and firm with crisp…
  • 3 of the best post-workout snacks

    Bootcamp Pilates
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    1. Dried fruit and nutsEating a handful of mixed nuts gives the body a good dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 2. Cottage cheese snacks Take some brown bread or oatcakes and add some cottage cheese for a tasty wholesome refuelling snack. 3. Chocolate milk Research has shown that mixing 250ml of milk with 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder is a better recovery drink than many sports drinks on the market!
  • 3 ways to power through your day

    Bootcamp Pilates
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    1. Ditch the caffeine and go herbalWe would advise to avoid caffeine during the day and reach for a herbal alternative instead. For instance white tea with a slice of lemon or a green tea is a better option. Herbal teas are packed with antioxidants, detoxing properties and minimal caffeine. The teas ensure you have a refreshing drink without the energy crash afterwards. 2. Reach for Iron We don’t mean pumping iron! Having more iron in your diet will keep fatigue at bay. Iron can be found in spinach, which can be added to any lunchtime salad. Alternative iron supplements can be taken to…
  • Pilates in the big smoke...

    Bootcamp Pilates
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    The City Road studio, just off Old Street, is perhaps the coolest of the Bootcamp locations.  It’s difficult to find if you don’t read the directions on the website (I didn’t, winding up initially at the front entrance to the building, baffled to see the exercise studio doesn’t even get a mention), but once you’ve realised it’s round the side everything’s easy.  It’s in a basement, with steps going down and the sort of door that looks as if you should give a password before being admitted – and then inside the distinctive green décor, the receptionist lurking…
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  • Walks And Walking – St Catherines Oratory Isle of Wight

    David Knockton
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:53 am
    Walks And Walking – St Catherines Oratory Isle of Wight On our recent trip to the Isle of Wight we also popped up to the Pepperpot, more widely known as St Catherines Oratory. St Catherines Oratory Isle of Wight is a distinctive medieval tower built in 1328. Although octagonal on the outside it only has four […] The post Walks And Walking – St Catherines Oratory Isle of Wight appeared first on Walks And Walking.
  • Walks And Walking – ECCO Biom Terrain Walking Boots

    David Knockton
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Walks And Walking – ECCO Biom Terrain Walking Boots If you are looking for a really lightweight but highly stable pair of walking boots for the summer then the ECCO Biom Terrain Walking Boots are quite a safe bet. I tested these boots out on my favourite walks in Epping Forest today, roughly covering about 5 […] The post Walks And Walking – ECCO Biom Terrain Walking Boots appeared first on Walks And Walking.
  • Walks And Walking – Isle of Wight Walks Bembridge Trail

    David Knockton
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:16 am
    Walks And Walking – Isle of Wight Walks Bembridge Trail The Bembridge Trail is an 11 mile linear walking route across the Isle of Wight from Shide in Newport to Bembridge Point. The weather was glorious and I was tweeting my walking route as I was going along using #TheBembridgeTrail I got dropped off on […] The post Walks And Walking – Isle of Wight Walks Bembridge Trail appeared first on Walks And Walking.
  • Shaping the future of Canal and River Towpaths

    David Knockton
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    Shaping the future of Canal and River Towpaths The Canal & River Trust is consulting on how towpaths are shared to make visiting waterways more enjoyable for everyone. The aim is to improve people’s experience of using towpaths in England and Wales by gaining a more detailed understanding of the ways towpaths are used – whether […] The post Shaping the future of Canal and River Towpaths appeared first on Walks And Walking.
  • Walks And Walking – New Epping Forest Way Marked Trails Map 2014

    David Knockton
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Walks And Walking – New Epping Forest Way Marked Trails Map 2014 Spring is finally here but Summer is also fast approaching so it is a great time to visit Epping Forest to witness the change in seasons and scenery. The bare brown grass and leave-less trees are transforming into lush meadows, wild Spring flowers […] The post Walks And Walking – New Epping Forest Way Marked Trails Map 2014 appeared first on Walks And Walking.
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    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner

  • How Mountain Running Teaches Me Resilience

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

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

    Connor Meakin
    6 Sep 2013 | 5:00 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin. Highs and extreme lows through a long day of running. This sums up my day this past Sunday at Meet your Maker 50 — my first foray into 50 miles. I’ve never been in such dark places. Physically I was exhausted: no power in my legs as I was reduced to a pitiful walk on hills I would normally sprint. Emotionally I was perhaps even worse off, repeatedly second guessing and trying to answer…
  • Chasing Transcendence 50 Miles at a Time

    Connor Meakin
    16 Aug 2013 | 6:15 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin. On September 1 I run 50 miles of unforgiving mountainous terrain in Whistler. There’s a paradox for me in doing crazy things like this lately – I’m terrified, but I can’t keep myself away. This race is called Meet Your Maker. It cruises around Whistler  before going literally straight up Blackcomb mountain, then across the peak 2 peak in a gondola, and straight down Whistler,…
  • Running Out of Time: Report From My First Ultramarathon

    Connor Meakin
    17 Jul 2013 | 5:32 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin. Days after the most epic adventure of my life I’m inspired by one thing: the potential of the human body. Saturday brought a different kind of introspection. When you’re stripped down to the components of your being, your self, you realize what is important. I pushed my body to a foreign place on Saturday at Grey Rock, and I’m amazed at how it continues to respond. I moved further and…
 
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    Coregasms

  • 5 to 50 Ab Workout

    Taylor Riggs
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    Equipment Used 10-lb kettlebell Exercise mat The 5 to 50 Ab Workout 5 V-Up Crunches: To do a V-Up, you start on your back with arms stretched out overhead and legs hovering just slightly above the ground. You’ll then crunch up, bringing your hands towards your toes (keeping legs and arms straight). When done correctly, […] The post 5 to 50 Ab Workout appeared first on Coregasms.
  • 20-Minute Bodyweight Interval Workout

    Taylor Riggs
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Equipment Used Gymboss Interval Timer Exercise Mat The 20-Minute Bodyweight Interval Workout Lunge Hops (right): Step back onto your left foot into a lunge (both knees at 90-degrees). Bring that back left knee forward and up and you push off your right foot and hop straight up. Land softly on right foot and step left […] The post 20-Minute Bodyweight Interval Workout appeared first on Coregasms.
  • I’m A Wall Baller Baby…

    Taylor Riggs
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Under Armour Snakey Leggings Rokfit Baller Tee Chuck Taylor Skull Sneakers Under Armour Modern Headband Under Armour Studio Lux Jacket Courtesy of Amrap Style… The post I’m A Wall Baller Baby… appeared first on Coregasms.
  • Join The Swole Patrol

    Taylor Riggs
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Zella Live In Space Dye Leggings AmrapStyle Swole Patrol Tank Lululemon Fly Away Tamer Headband Inov-8 F-lite 239 Fashletics Weight Plate Necklace Courtesy of Amrap Style… The post Join The Swole Patrol appeared first on Coregasms.
  • There’s No Limits In This Universe

    Taylor Riggs
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Lululemon No Limits Tank Balance Fitwear Universe Leggings Inov-8 F-lite 185 Sneakers Lululemon Fly Away Tamer Headband Fashletics Strong Is Beautiful Necklace Courtesy of Amrap Style… The post There’s No Limits In This Universe appeared first on Coregasms.
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • Ectomorph Gains Muscle and Torches Fat In 6 Weeks

    Mark McManus
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:18 am
    Wanna see what happens when even a guy with CURSED genetics gets THT and does it to a T? He gains! He gains like on no other program. Quick definition: An ectomorph is someone who is naturally very skinny and finds it VERY hard to gain any muscle whatsoever. If THT can do this for […] Related posts: Ectomorph-Turned-MuscleHacker Gains 15lbs Of Muscle! How Much Muscle Can A Hardgainer Gain in 4 Weeks on THT? (pics) How To Make Your BEST Muscle Gains In The Next 4 Weeks! (for FREE)
  • How To Do Hanging Leg Raises (Video)

    Mark McManus
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Wow! My abs are SORE after this one! I want to show you guys how I’m doing my hanging leg raises these days as I’m getting great results with them. I’m using a “drop-set” method to really sculpt away at my midsection. I’ll explain all after you watch the video I made… Place a dumbbell […] Related posts: Standing Front Dumbbell Raises – Exercise Video Tutorial EZ Bar Curl – Video Tutorial Dumbbell Lateral Raises
  • The World’s Quickest High Protein Bodybuilding Meal?

    Mark McManus
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    You can make this recipe in less than 30 seconds and… It has over 30g of protein in it? Interested? I made a quick video. Watch this… I’m on vine here if you want to follow me Ingredients Tub of cottage cheese Stevia Apple (use apple divider to save time) Instructions Pour whole tub of […] Related posts: Low Glycemic Load High Protein Bodybuilding Meal Plan The Quickest, Easiest, High Protein Snack! 3000 Calorie Low-Carb High-Fat High-Protein Meal Plan (LCHF)
  • How To Do Tricep Cable Kickbacks

    Mark McManus
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    I HATE dumbbell kickbacks for the triceps! You simply cannot get a good contraction of the triceps. I’ve avoided this exercise over the years. I’ve tried different variations to make it more effective…all to no avail. The problem is that with dumbbells it’s really only the last few inches of the rep where any real resistance […] Related posts: Build Big Triceps With Tricep Cable Push Downs Cable Bent-Over Triceps Extensions Cable Lateral Raise – Best Deltoid Exercise?
  • P90X Sucks. Father of Triplets Discovers The Real Secret To Getting Ripped & Muscular

    Mark McManus
    10 Feb 2014 | 2:40 am
    If you could achieve your goals: Spending half the time in the gym that you currently do Eating a good quantity of food Having cheat meals Having more time to spend with your family and friends… would you be interested? I’m sure you would. I feel sorry for the many people slaving away on programs […] Related posts: Red Meat + Bacon + Eggs + Cheese = Lean, Muscular, & Healthy “Bagel Guy” Gets Ripped With Total Six Pack Abs 53 Yr Old Reveals His Six-Pack Secret
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    The Aipa Project

  • Day 19: ‘Onipa’a – Hold Firm and Stand Strong

    Daniel Aipa
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    One of my favorite murals I ever seen. Mural known as ‘“‘Onipa’a Wall” Personally, the word ‘Onipa’a is not only one of the core values of The Aipa Project but also my life. ‘Onipa’a was the last command given by Queen Lili’uokalani to the Hawaiian people during the end of the monarchy.  ‘Onipa’a means to hold steadfast during adversity and to hold on to your culture and progress forward. During life we will all experience adversity, downfalls, failures, and have self-doubts.  It’s part of life and human nature.
  • Day 18: Alaka’i – You are Meant to Lead

    Daniel Aipa
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The word Alaka’i, is the Hawaiian value of Leadership.  I first came across this value when I was introduced to lua, the Ancient Hawaiian martial arts, when I took a Ke Koa Alaka’i Workshop.  Not only did this workshop peak my interest about lua but also leadership. Our teachers told us that Leadership is simple, it means Influence. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader. -John Quincy Adams Deciding to live a Ku life, you automatically become a leader.  Some think that becoming a leader means you have to be…
  • Day 17: Akahai – The Quiet Strength

    Daniel Aipa
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    E noho iho i ke opu weuweu, mai ho`oki`eki`e. Remain among the clumps of grass and do not elevate yourself. The Hawaiian proverb speaks to us to not get all big headed or puff-the-chest out, especially when we come across problems in our lives or have to tolerate other people’s mistakes, and personal opinions. A perfect example was in a recent article I came across talking about how a CNN Correspondent was outright rude and offensive to the Maori culture. Akahai teaches us to be tolerant and not argumentative with everything that goes against your views and values.  An…
  • How To a Create Metabolic Conditioning Workout

    Daniel Aipa
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    I would classify a Metabolic Conditioning Workout as muscle-building cardio. When it comes to building muscle and strength, I believe there is an importance in having some sort of conditioning.  I used to believe that if I wanted to become bigger and stronger, that I should do zero cardio. Although, I was able to achieve those goals – when it came to any sort of conditioning or endurance, I couldn’t handle it which then made me feel like crap. It wasn’t like I tried to marathon, it was more like a 400m jog. In everything you do, you must find a balance. So if your goals are…
  • Day 16: Ikaika – Become Strength

    Daniel Aipa
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Embracing the mental and spiritual aspect of life in Bali Don’t just ‘get stronger’…BECOME STRENGTH -Elliot Hulse Whenever I’m asked, what does it mean to live Ku, build a Ku body, or simply be Ku, I always reply with – to become stronger.  The word itself means to stand tall and strong. The Hawaiian value of strength is - Ikaika. As a strength coach, my philosophy of training is simple – become stronger.  When many think of strength, their first thought is physical strength. When I took a workshop in 2007 with Pa Kui a Holo to learn about the…
 
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    BodyFitRevolution

  • GymEssential BodyBuilding Launched

    BFR Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Hi there, Today we are announcing our new product. An Android application specifically made for bodybuilders. We have been doing bodybuilding for a while now and have been on a lookout for a good bodybuilding app. There are many apps in the market that track weight, lift measurement or body measurements but all of them […]The post GymEssential BodyBuilding Launched appeared first on BodyFitRevolution.
  • Body Fat – “E4: Outside of the Measurable Range”

    BFR Team
    17 Jan 2014 | 9:53 pm
    It was an incredibly long 12-weeks.  Maddy and I ate, lifted and walked our way to shred-city.  We both have made significant changes in our body composition.  You’re probably wondering what the hell the title of this blog means.  Let me explain. I use an Omron BIA Body Fat reader to measure my body fat on a weekly basis.  There are a […]The post Body Fat – “E4: Outside of the Measurable Range” appeared first on BodyFitRevolution.
  • Kai Greene … Mr Olympia 2013… The True Winner….

    BFR Team
    3 Oct 2013 | 8:00 am
    Ok if you are a TRUE bodybuilding fan like me than you were either in Vegas last weekend or sitting in front of Mr. O live broadcast. This years Mr. O was the best of all. The only way you could make it better is if you could add Arnold and Lou to the line […]The post Kai Greene … Mr Olympia 2013… The True Winner…. appeared first on BodyFitRevolution.
  • Foot In The Mouth – A Sign of Flexibility?

    BFR Team
    29 Sep 2013 | 1:56 pm
    Let me get something off my chest… Drake’s new album, NWTS, is really…really good. Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I’ve more or less been a “Drake Hater.”  I naturally sided with Common on “Sweet.”  I recognized Drake’s talent and even appreciated his music, but didn’t understand his hype.  I had a deep and […]The post Foot In The Mouth – A Sign of Flexibility? appeared first on BodyFitRevolution.
  • A Rude Awakening

    BFR Team
    22 Sep 2013 | 8:07 pm
    Wow…it has been a hot minute and a lot has been going on. I apologize for the long delay since our last post   I was asked numerous times during our hiatus, “what happened to the blog?”  And my response was always the same, “well you know, we got busy.”  Secretly wishing they hadn’t asked.  However, […]The post A Rude Awakening appeared first on BodyFitRevolution.
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    GeneticWAR.com

  • MI40 Training System Review

    GW Admin
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    MI40 Training Rating: 5 out of 5 Recommended For: Intermediate-Advanced Bonuses: Training Manual, Nutrition Manual, Supplement Manual, Exercise Manual, 7 Hrs. Online Video, “Size Secrets” Audio Click Here to Purchase So, would you listen to an overly-muscled IFBB pro bodybuilder tell you, the natural trainer, how to build muscle? Ordinarily, I wouldn’t. The superior genetics coupled with the steroids would limit the applicability of their experiences to mine. Ben Pakulski, however, is an exception. Pakulski has had great success training natural bodybuilding competitors and…
  • Top 6 Back Training Tips

    GW Admin
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:48 am
    You hit your back with every possible technique and exercise week in and week out. You even have been able to progress with the weights that you are using. So why hasn’t your back grown in ages? You need to rethink your back training plan and implement these six techniques to get your back training back on track. Your back defines your physique. It gives you that much sought after V-taper that can make you look huge. If you work out and aren’t looking for that shape you have a problem. A V-taper is what really fills out your t-shirts. You look wide, large, and in charge. An…
  • Samantha Baker Interview

    GW Admin
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am
    Nicholson Studios Background Information Name: Samantha Baker Occupation: Sponsored athlete and Nationally / internationally published fitness model as well as glamour and swimsuit model. NPC National Level Figure Competitor Former NFL cheerleader for the New England Patriots How did you get started in health and fitness? I began my interest in weight training the summer going into my Freshman year of college. I would work out downstairs in the basement and use my father’s weights and machines. From that point forward I became more and more interested in it as I started to see results…
  • Top 5 Tricep Training Mistakes

    GW Admin
    12 Mar 2014 | 7:46 am
    1. Flaring Your Elbows There’s a reason you’re told repeatedly to keep your elbows tight to your sides on such exercises as close-grip bench presses, machine and parallel-bar dips, overhead dumbbell extensions and skullcrushers: When your elbows flare out, your pecs become more active at the expense of your triceps. The solution is easy: Press your elbows in as much as possible as you raise and lower the weight. The post Top 5 Tricep Training Mistakes appeared first on GeneticWAR.com.
  • Tim Ackermann Interview

    GW Admin
    4 Mar 2014 | 8:10 am
    How did you get started in bodybuilding / training? I started training because I was sick and tired of my past. I messed up early in my life using marijuana and alcohol. I ruined my education and my teenage years and I became lazy and fat. After 9 years of living the wrong way I decided to change my lifestyle, so I started lifting and was hooked since day one. Now I’m a sponsored athlete and fitness model. What are your short and long term fitness goals? My goals are just simple; be better every single day. And I don’t mean be better than someone else, just be better than I was…
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    NPTI Blog

  • What to Eat Before Exercise

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:31 pm
    In order to have a safe and productive workout, you have to provide your body with the enough fuel in the form of food for energy while ensuring that what and when you eat keeps your stomach steady. Since many people often skip pre-exercise meals due to lack of time or not knowing what to eat, we’ve compiled some examples of what to eat before exercise and when to eat so that you get the most out of your workout. When to eat is equally important as what to eat before exercise as the time to properly digest the food is imperative to avoiding stomach cramps or a sluggish feeling during the…
  • Track Your Client’s Performance Better With Personal Trainer Apps

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Personal trainers have always tracked and reviewed the data and metrics of each client’s performance, progress and health. Today, those metrics are increasingly being tracked via a variety of apps for personal trainers that integrate with smartphones and other devices. These apps make the process easier and more accurate while allowing better planning for each client’s short and long-term health and fitness goals. With many different personal trainer apps to choose from, trainers have a wide variety of effective features to choose from beyond the basics of diet and workout habits. Many…
  • What are the Benefits of Tabata Training?

    Casey McIlvaine
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    If you are someone who works out regularly or keeps up with the latest fitness trends, then you have surely heard of Tabata training. Tabata training is a HIIT workout that will last only four minutes, but it can be one of the hardest and most intense workouts you can do. The program is structured as high intensity interval training. You work out HARD for 20 seconds, rest for 10 seconds. And you complete eight rounds of that exercise. During those 20 seconds, you are pushing yourself as hard as you possibly can. There is no set exercise that you have to do in those 20 seconds, it’s really…
  • How Much Does Sugar Negatively Impact Your Body?

    Casey McIlvaine
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Sugar is considered a sweet treat in the U.S. society. An additive to many dishes that will soothe the sweet tooth, flavor up bland food, and satisfy that urge. But in reality sugar is quite the opposite. It is referred to as a poison that can have many harmful effects on your body. “Pure, White, and Deadly” One person who firmly believes the latter is Robert Lustig, professor of paediatric endocrinology at the University of California. Lustig brought an out-of-print book from 1972, “Pure, White and Deadly” by John Yudkin to the forefront, in which he states that sugar…
  • 5 Ways to Motivate Your Personal Training Clients

    admin
    24 Feb 2014 | 12:25 am
    Many people hire personal trainers because they know heading to the gym and working out on their own will be a tough battle. For some clients, a personal trainer will simply ice the cake by pushing them harder and giving them inspiration. However, some clients may not adapt to as well to a workout plan and become discouraged. They may not meet their athletic goals in the time frame they thought was feasible and may even consider giving up with the whole working-out thing all together. Here you will find some ways to motivate your own personal training clients who may be facing challenges. Be…
 
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    Caz The Trainer

  • Announcement: Now Offering In-Home Personal Training to Residents of Oakville, ON.

    Caz
    5 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    Yes, you read it right – I will be offering In-Home personal training for a select group of clients. Space is EXTREMELY limited. As of now I can take on about 4 more clients depending on their sessions frequency per week. Check below for FAQ’s about my In-Home Service: How do I sign up? Simply contact me through the contact page and I will arrange to give you a call. From there we will set up our first consultation/assessment. What’s included? All of my services are included. -Nutrition Plans -Training Programs -One on one coaching -Assessments What does the assessment/consultation…
  • 6 Reasons Why #Fitspo is as Much a Good Thing as a Bad Thing

    Caz
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:29 pm
    There are roughly 7 million posts on Instagram when searching #fitspo and most likely a similar number on Twitter. The “showing off” of fitness and health has skyrocketed. Here are my 6 reasons why the hashtag #fitspo is both a good thing and a bad thing. The Good    1: It’s motivating #fitspo does a great job of motivating. Seeing photos and Tweets of great looking physiques and “get up and workout” type tweets are sometimes all you need to get yourself into high gear to start working towards your goals. Hell, when I reluctantly wake up at 6am to hit the gym the first…
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    JJ Strength

  • The Taboo Against Admitting Ignorance and the Benefits of Doubt

    Jake Johnson
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:19 am
    Image credit goes to Johannes Ahlmann Doubt: a feeling of being uncertain or unsure about something, an inclination not to believe or accept. Imagine you’re watching a presidential debate, and the candidates are asked a complex question related to foreign policy. Candidate ‘A’ thinks hard, stammers nervously for a bit, and proceeds to rattle off an answer […]The post The Taboo Against Admitting Ignorance and the Benefits of Doubt appeared first on JJ Strength.
  • Critical Thinking Analogies Part 1: What You Can Learn From Buying a Used Car

    Jake Johnson
    27 Feb 2014 | 3:58 pm
    The demand for reason and evidence tends to fluctuate dependent upon the topic. For instance, because of the ridiculous UFO craze back in the mid 1950’s, most in today’s age abide by Carl Sagan’s moniker when claims of extraterrestrial visitation are made: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” We (speaking generally, of course) don’t accept UFO claims […]The post Critical Thinking Analogies Part 1: What You Can Learn From Buying a Used Car appeared first on JJ Strength.
  • Trustworthy Experts vs. Shady Gurus: How to Tell the Difference

    Jake Johnson
    17 Feb 2014 | 3:36 pm
    We long for someone to tell us the answers. There is something comforting about not having to think entirely for oneself; to delegate the responsibilities that come along with critical thinking and rational inquiry. Hell, even the most knowledgeable experts on any given topic rely on other experts for information that is outside their scope […]The post Trustworthy Experts vs. Shady Gurus: How to Tell the Difference appeared first on JJ Strength.
  • 3 Simple Steps to Developing a Rational Mindset

    Jake Johnson
    22 Jan 2014 | 2:55 pm
    You are often told to “be skeptical” and to “question everything”. This advice is casually tossed about by scientists, teachers, and in some cases, parents. But it is rarely accompanied by any sort of context or even so much as a definition of skepticism, or a description of the responsibility it entails. Because of this, […]The post 3 Simple Steps to Developing a Rational Mindset appeared first on JJ Strength.
  • Use versus Abuse: Why It’s Important to Understand the Difference

    Jake Johnson
    3 Jan 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Diet. Religion. Drugs. Video games. Television. The list of beliefs, ideals, and habits that have the potential to be abused is endless. The love of food can be taken to an extreme, leading to the development of disordered behavior. Religion can bring about a dogmatic mindset, leading one to shut out all opposing viewpoints. Video […]The post Use versus Abuse: Why It’s Important to Understand the Difference appeared first on JJ Strength.
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    PerfectBodyRX.com

  • How To Become A Fitness Model (and get paid)

    Jamin Thompson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Seems like every day or so, someone either emails me or hits me up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram asking me how they can break into fitness modeling. I guess you could say a career in fitness modeling is all the rage these days. But how do you get started? Even more difficult to figure out is… …how can you get paid for your efforts? Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of great info out there that can help point you in the right direction. Most of the articles you’ll find on Google suck. Most of the “how to” videos you’ll find on YouTube suck. Most of…
  • Krystal Cantu: Strength & Determination Through Adversity

    Jamin Thompson
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I posted this video on Instagram earlier but felt it was cool enough to share here as well: Never let anyone tell you “it’s too hard” or “you can’t do it”. Never let fear and self-doubt cripple your confidence and cause you to live life on your knees full of worry, stress, weakness, and regret. There are no limits to what you can accomplish if you get your mind right and put in work. If you live clean and train smart anything is possible. So live how you want to live and never let the laws and dogmas of the weak-minded get in your way. This could be the…
  • How To Overcome Fear | Chris Hadfield Ted Talk

    Jamin Thompson
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space You know it’s funny, we train our bodies to failure in the gym because we know that failure is required in order to tear the muscles down so they can heal and grow. So why is it that when we are outside of the gym (i.e. trying to start a business, ask your crush on a date, go back to school, learn a new skill, or take a risk to achieve a dream, etc) that we are so afraid to apply the same concept? The simple answer: A fear of the unknown. A fear of failure. A Black Door. Fear: its vice grip can cripple your confidence and destroy your…
  • The Evolution Of A Meal Plan

    Jamin Thompson
    21 Mar 2014 | 8:33 pm
    The year was 1987… …maybe 1988 we can’t be sure at this point. What we do know is that I’m rockin YMCA t-shirts and Umbro booty shorts… …and that my calves are so small my socks can barely even stay up. We do know that. We can probably safely assume this is some time in the late 80′s (no need for photo forensics, we can probably tell based on the corny gear and microphone fros me, my brothers & cousins are all rockin). It was around this time my older cousin had just turned 13 and is just starting to get interested in weight lifting. All he talks…
  • Arlindo de Souza: “Steroid Free” Bodybuilder Builds 29 Inch Arms Using Weird Oil

    Jamin Thompson
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:32 pm
    This isn’t a news site by any means, but every so often a story comes across my desk that’s just so amazing or crazy I just can’t help but discuss it here. Such is the case with Arlindo de Souza (aka “The Mountain”), a 43 year old “bodybuilder” who quite arguably has the biggest arms in the world. The crazy part is, this guy didn’t get his massive guns from lifting weights or training hard. Instead, Arlindo used a new synthetic filler (which has taken the bodybuilding community by storm lately) and injected the mixture directly into his arms to…
 
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    Bowflex Insider

  • 3 Habits to Develop for a Healthy and Happy Lifestyle

    Sara Staffaroni
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are only 3 steps you will ever need to take in order to do more, make more, achieve more every day of your life. It took me years to discover these steps, but don’t worry, I am happy to share them with you! Habit #1: Small Focused Steps (Bites) There is a popular saying: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Did you know that’s the best success metaphor out there. You can achieve anything you dream of with small focused steps, or “bites” in this case. Here’s how. Decide what you want to get done. Let’s say lose 40 pounds. That’s your “elephant.” Now,…
  • 10 of Our Favorite Health and Fitness Blogs

    Sara Staffaroni
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Taking the solo approach to reach your health and fitness goals may work for some, but it doesn’t hurt to call in a little backup when you need it. Chances are whatever you’re sweating about, figuratively and literally, someone else has too and blogged about it online. Whether the aim is an improved deadlift technique, tips to shed a few pounds or simple advice on being one in both body and mind, the answers are out there. So, believing that knowledge is power, here’s a list of 10 of our favorite health and fitness blogs who strive to put more life into your lifestyle. FitBottomedGirls:…
  • Do Muscles Have to Burn to Get Results?

    Sara Staffaroni
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    That muscle burn … it hurts so good, doesn’t it? It almost feels like someone lit a match inside your muscle. Exercises, such as the leg extension, are notorious for this. Many folks look for the burn in their workouts because it lets them know the exercise is working. For some people, it’s an indication of the muscle burning fat. For others, it tells them their muscles are being stimulated and they will get better results. But is this really true? Does the burn mean we will get better results? And why do those leg extensions burn more than other exercises? Is it a buildup of lactic…
  • Lat Pulldown Tips

    Marisa Guerrero
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    The Lat pulldown is a great exercise for building strength and size in your lats. It’s also a very easy exercise to screw up. Poor technique can increase the risk of injury to your shoulders and drastically reduce the effectiveness of the exercise. Here are 3 unusual tips to optimize your lat pulldown form, so that your lats get the best exercise possible. TIP #1: STOP GRIPPING SO WIDE! Never grip any wider than your elbows can go. When you hold your arms out and bend your elbows to 90 degrees, you have found the correct width of your widest-grip. TIP #2: MAXIMIZE TENSION IN THE LATS This…
  • Steps for Smarter Snacking

    Marisa Guerrero
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    It’s a double-edged sword: While snacking can be a great way to keep energy levels consistent, prevent overeating, help with weight loss and long term weight management, typical snack foods don’t always fit smart snacking criteria. Everyone is different, and so too are our metabolisms and preferred eating patterns. Some people find that eating 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day and eating every 3-4 hours is optimal for their body type.  This eating schedule, especially for people with Diabetes or hypoglycemia, is essential for blood-sugar control. You don’t have to snack or eat more…
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    Fitness & Healthy Living Tips

  • Reasons why you need to kick the Tobacco Habit

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Everyone knows that smoking is incredibly bad for you but it’s also highly addictive and this means that one you start, it can be very difficult to stop. Millions of people around the world have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Learn How to Calculate your Ideal Weight

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:16 am
    If you really want to be sure that how much weight you should reduce or gain in order to be fit you should learn how to calculate your ideal weight and see to it that it is always kept under control.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Healthy Eating Tips for Teenagers

    admin
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    It is important for the parents to know about the healthy eating tips for teenagers so that they can give their children something healthy to eat no matter how much junk food they eat when they go... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Proper Method of the Triceps Extension

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:27 am
    You should always follow the proper method of the triceps extension so that they are strengthened properly. Proper care should be taken of the triceps because these would also help you to perform... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Side Effects of Bodybuilding Supplements

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    Generally, when results appear after a few days of taking bodybuilding supplements, the side effects of bodybuilding supplements are ignored by many people. Though these supplements would speed up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • The Truth About Sprinters vs. Marathon Runners

    Keith
    12 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    If you’re even slightly into fitness and have been interneting on the internet for the past few years, you’ve do doubt come across the picture below. To summarize the picture above: Marathon runners = skinny, weak, no muscle, pale. Sprinters = lean, ripped, muscular, dark and handsome. But there are some huge misconceptions about sprinting and running which I cover below. Running does not make you lose muscle. This is the most popular myth that a lot of fitness pros love to spread. Their argument is that due to the long distance nature of running, you’re burning your muscles…
  • 1 Simple Trick To Get Stronger At Any Exercise

    Keith
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:40 pm
    After lifting for a while, you’re inevitably going to hit some strength and muscle plateaus. But luckily, I’m going to show you what is hands down the easiest and most simply way to dramatically increase your strength on any exercise. The BIG problem with bro splits The typical bodybuilder bro split looks something like this: Monday – Chest Tues – Back Wed – Leg Thurs – Shoulders Friday – Arms …or some variation of that. While this may be fine for guys who are juicing or even maybe some genetically gifted individuals, the majority people simply…
  • Why I Hate Training Arms

    Keith
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Okay, ‘hate’ is a strong word but I’m really not a huge fan of direct arm training. While most guys would love nothing more than to do 10 sets of bicep curls each workout, I just don’t find direct arm exercises to be all that exciting or effective for that matter. The 2 main problem with direct arm exercises: Progression sucks on direct arm exercises For example, let’s take a dumbbell curl for example. Most guys start off by curling 20-30 pounds, then within a year they’re up at 50 pounds. And after that…progression slows down to a halt. You’re…
  • FitMole Elite Coaching Is Now Live

    Keith
    14 Jan 2014 | 12:22 am
    I’ve  been wanting to do this for a while but the launch of FitMole Elite Coaching is here. I am taking on a dedicated group of no more than 12 people  who I will individually coach 1-on-1 (this is not group coaching) to help get your dream body faster than ever with a 100% personalized fitness plan that’s customized to your lifestyle. Some people like to go ‘lone wolf’ when it comes to fitness and that’s totally fine (more power to you). However there are many people who want some extra help and guidance. They want a completely customized workout and diet plan…
  • P90x Review: The Brutally Honest Truth About P90x

    Keith
    22 Nov 2013 | 12:11 am
    P90x review time.I don’t do a lot of reviews on my site but today I’m going to tackle the granddaddy of home workout programs, P90x. First let’s get this out the way: Unlike most P90x reviews this is not going to be some feel-good story filled with fairies and unicorns about how P90x has changed my life. Quite the opposite. This is going to be a brutally honest P90x workout review and analysis of its system and methodology. Let’s get to it. Muscle confusion is (kinda) bullshit Yeah that’s right, I said it. In P90x, muscle confusion basically states that you must…
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  • 4 Healthy Diet Commitments To Make To Yourself

    ShannonClark
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ready to start up on a healthy eating plan? Tired of not seeing the results you want from your workout and nutrition program? If so, it’s time to stretch your commitment muscles. Part of seeing success is simply sticking with it and if you aren’t regularly doing what you need to be without fail, you... [Keep reading]
  • 5 Killer Fat Burning Tips To Use Today

    ShannonClark
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Ready to ramp up your progress? If so, you need the following five killer fat burning tips. While hitting the gym and eating healthy get you good results – if you do these, you see outstanding results. Ready to crank things up a notch? Start here. Hydrate Before You Fuel Many people eat when they’re... [Keep reading]
  • How To Train For Speed

    ShannonClark
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether you’re an athlete who’s looking for superior performance or you’re someone who simply wants to push the boundaries and get better results, speed training may be something that you are considering adding to your approach. But, how do you go about seeing improvements in speed? There are a few vital things that you need... [Keep reading]
  • Best Ways To Boost Your Energy

    ShannonClark
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Looking to increase your daily energy level? Do you often feel a high amount of drain day to day, often keeping you out of the gym? For many people, low energy levels simply feel like a way of life. They are never fully energized and constantly feel as though they are running on an empty... [Keep reading]
  • Serving Size Rules To Remember

    ShannonClark
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you are about to get started on a fat loss diet plan, one thing that you must consider is the serving sizes that you are using. Calorie intake is what will make or break your fat loss success because if you aren’t eating the right amount of calories, it won’t really matter what you... [Keep reading]
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  • Dieting Letdowns And Pitfalls – Part 2

    Lush Sleutsky
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    If you stumbled here without checking out Part 1, please do so, as we are trying to touch on common dieting mistakes that we have all came across, or surely will come across, in our evergrowing quest to have the bodies of Gods… Not Mixing Up The... Visit GoneLiftin.com for the rest of this article
  • Get Lean-And-Mean Without The Pitfalls…

    Lush Sleutsky
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    In a perfect world, everyone would be lean, tone, muscular, athletic, and so on and so forth. Let’s face facts people – the less fat we have, the better we look, and the happier we are. There are those “activist” types out there... Visit GoneLiftin.com for the rest of this article
  • Day 36 thru 42 – Week 6: How to Bounce Back in the 2nd Half

    Bar man
    9 Dec 2013 | 4:10 pm
    Diet Recovery – After some pretty dismal dieting on and after Thanksgiving last week, I was determined to bounce back. I managed to get myself up to 268.5 lbs as of Monday to start Week 6. As of Sunday morning, I was 259.0 lbs even. 9.5 lbs of... Visit GoneLiftin.com for the rest of this article
  • Day 29 thru 35 – Week 5: Thanksgiving Day Diet Massacre

    Bar man
    4 Dec 2013 | 5:45 pm
    A late post, I know… Thanksgiving Day Massacre – Let’s just get this out of the way. I weighed in at 265.0 on Monday at the beginning of the week. On Sunday, I was 268.5. +3.5 lbs of weight GAIN. Fuck. Thanksgiving day and every day... Visit GoneLiftin.com for the rest of this article
  • Day 22 thru 28 – Four Weeks Down, Eight Weeks to Go

    Bar man
    24 Nov 2013 | 11:02 am
    Week 4 Complete – Today, Sunday, marks the final day of week 4 for my 12 Week Keto Challenge. We’re a third of the way there with some great progress so far. It’s been a long journey with a lot of lessons learned, so there’s a lot... Visit GoneLiftin.com for the rest of this article
 
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  • Eat Healthy in College – 5 Tips to Help you Stay Fit After High School

    David Kent
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Your First Taste of Post-Secondary Independence College. Years are passing by us and the necessity of getting a college education is growing, with many of today’s occupations requiring specialized skills or at least the guarantee that you know what you’re doing on a daily basis in a productive, reliable, and knowledgeable manner. For those who are heading straight to college from high school, it’s their first taste of freedom, individualism, and somewhat more importantly, accountability and independence. Gone are the days that you can just get mom and dad to whip you up…
  • Strength Stack 52 Fitness Cards Overview

    Top10
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Lets take a look at the new Strength Stack 52 Fitness Cards product GET IT NOW MORE INFO People are always looking for new ways to get in shape and stay in shape. Many don’t have time to be consistent at the gym, and don’t want to invest massive amounts of money in expensive home equipment. What if there was an inexpensive and fun way to get in shape that could be done anywhere and will keep you motivated to workout multiple times per day? Strength Stack 52 Fitness Cards will provide you with a unique exercise experience that is portable, suitable for just about anyone, needs no…
  • What is Whey Protein, and is it Good For You?

    David Kent
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:01 am
    The Basics of Whey Protein As someone who is health conscious and always looking for new ways to improve your lifestyle in easy to achieve manners, it’s quite likely that at some point you’ve heard of whey protein. Of course, our first instinct is to hone on the second word – protein. We need protein, and the easiest way to get it is by consuming meat, nuts, and legumes. If you’re more of a vegetarian than a meat eater, you know very well that it can be incredibly difficult to get enough protein in your day to day life. It takes a whole new perspective on meal management to know that…
  • Top10supplements.com’s 2014 C4 EXTREME GIVEAWAY

    Top10
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:55 am
    Welcome to another giveaway hosted by top10supplements.com! Enter now for a chance to win a FREE TUB OF CELLUCOR C4 EXTREME PRE WORKOUT SUPPLEMENT v v v ENTER NOW v v v a Rafflecopter giveaway Courtesy of Top10supplements.com NO PURCHASE NECESSARY The post Top10supplements.com’s 2014 C4 EXTREME GIVEAWAY appeared first on Supplement Reviews and Rankings.
  • The Benefits of Breathing Exercises

    Top10
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Breathing Exercises and You See Also: >> Managing Stress: Our top 10 stress reducers Some people never realize the importance of breathing to their overall health and well-being. Certainly, they are aware that this is needed in order to live. However, there is such a thing as a proper way of breathing, which makes a big difference. Breathing occurs naturally from birth. However, there are certain situations that influence people to take short breaths and breathe rapidly or hyperventilate, and these come with negative effects. See Also: >> How breathing reduces stress It is…
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  • Spring Break

    Becky White
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:41 pm
    French Quarter Fest, Strawberry Fest, Irish Italian Parade……….yeah I did none of those. I have been working non-stop and even on my days off from work I work details. This is my Spring Break….woo! After my last race, Race 4 The Fallen, I have been busy. The husband and I decided to add, yet again, to our yard. We did some landscaping and added a pergola over the hot tub. This meant working in the yard before my 12 hour shifts, after my 12 hour shifts, and on days off. Pictured below is the final product of our hard work. Needless to say I had little time to…
  • Race 4 The Fallen

    Becky White
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:07 pm
    The 1st annual Race 4 The Fallen was held this morning in Bay St. Louis, MS. The race was presented by the Police Benevolent Foundation. This foundation honors the members of the law enforcement community who risk their lives everyday to protect and serve the public. The proceeds from the race go directly to the foundation to assist the families of fallen officers. I was recently named the chair of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run at the Mandeville Police Department. I took this opportunity to create a Mandeville Police running team not only to participate in the Torch Run but…
  • April Races

    Becky White
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Here is a list of races in Louisiana and Mississippi for the month of April: Gulf Coast Interstate Relay 263 Miles Run or Ride April 4-6, 2014 New Orleans, LA to Pensacola Beach, FL Rise and Shine Half-Marathon and 5K 13.1M run, 5K run Saturday, April 5, 2014 Hattiesburg, MS Rock the Cause 5K run, 1M fun run Saturday, April 5, 2014 Ocean Springs, MS Woolmarket Duathlon 5k Run, 11 mile bike Saturday, April 5, 2014 Woolmarket, MS Active for Autism 5K 5K run, 1M fun run, 5K walk Saturday, April 5, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA Hill’s Great Rover Road Run 5K run, 1M run Saturday, April 5, 2014 Baton…
  • Ozone Spring 10K RRCA State Championship

    Becky White
    24 Mar 2014 | 10:43 pm
    The 30th annual Ozone Spring Run was held Saturday on the campus of St. Paul’s School in Covington, LA. The race was presented by the 15th Street Flyers Running Club and the St. Paul’s Alumni Association. Betsy Boudreaux, from the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), was on hand to crown the state champions in the 10K race. The race also had a 2 mile and a half mile for the children. The morning started off overcast with a few rain sprinkles. The temperature was a humid 59 degrees. I was nervous on the way to the race because it was a last minute decision to run and I had not run…
  • Al Briede Gold Cup Race

    Becky White
    9 Mar 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The 47th annual Al Briede Gold Cup race was held Saturday at its new location. Traditionally the race has been held at City Park but it was moved to Bucktown in Metairie this year. The race was put on by The New Orleans Track Club and benefitted the Christopher Briede Foundation as well as the Louisiana SPCA. The out and back three mile course started at the Bucktown Marina and took the runners along the edge of the lake with views of the Metairie skyline and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The temperatures started out and stayed in the 50s, but it was very humid. I started out too fast, as…
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  • Five Surefire Ways To Conquer A Mud Run

    GuestAuthor
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    As a child, you grew up being told to keep out of the mud. As an adult, the option is yours: stay out…or jump in. Hmm. Decisions, decisions. Mud runs are all the rage for the fittest of fit. It challenges the mind and the body in a way that’s totally different than being in a gym. Plus it makes you feel just a tad rebellious after all those years of being told “no”. For those who are ready to embrace the challenge, here are tips from Carl Bolm, owner of The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake’s mud run located in St. Louis, Mo. He definitely knows mud, especially how to conquer a course…
  • Sitting; the New Smoking

    GuestAuthor
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Sitting is a tremendous health hazard, and the average American sits for eight hours per day. It is really important to address the issues that arise from sitting and to examine your clients’ daily activities outside the gym. Clients spend the majority of their day at work or home and the work done in the gym should reflect clients’ everyday behaviors to ensure proper function and prevent injury. The most obvious hazard from sitting too much is a bad back. There is a greater risk of herniated disks and inflexibility in the spine. Slumping over also affects the neck and shoulders. …
  • Making Leads into Clients

    Ryan Farrell
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Check out Bedros Keuilian’s latest video about fitness training marketing. He describes his “funnel method” to marketing. He describes how to make leads into long-term clients by using Facebook, Google and online review sites. Watch the video and let us know what your thoughts are on his methods. How do you change your leads into long-term clients? The post Making Leads into Clients appeared first on The NFPT Blog.
  • 7 Nasty Habits

    GuestAuthor
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:38 pm
    How many nasty habits have you picked up that will sabotage your training and leave you injury prone and underdeveloped? You probably are not even aware of these habits. You will be when you look into the mirror to find not the “after” image you expected, but the same old “before” image. May you never realize your bad habits through injury. Bad habits impede your progress before you finish even your first week of exercise. Breaking bad habits is hard. Recognizing them and nipping them in the bud is the only way you’ll get back on track toward results. Are you…
  • Want New Clients? Take the RED Pill

    GuestAuthor
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    One of my favorite movie scenes is from The Matrix when Morpheus offers Neo a choice.  Neo has been feeling like there was something wrong with the world but couldn’t quite put his finger on it.  Morpheus offers Neo the opportunity to find out exactly what is wrong which leads to this classic movie line “Take the red pill and I will show you just how deep this rabbit hole goes”, which is a reference to Alice in Wonderland.  Of course, Neo can take the blue pill and he will wake up in bed the next day and go back to his normal life. Neo takes the red pill and quickly realizes that the…
 
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  • Get On Your Bikes And Ride

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    There are many ways to feel uncomfortable, and on Tuesday night, I felt them all. Being uncomfortable can be scary, exciting, and even liberating. And it can really make your butt hurt! But where do we get in life if we don’t step outside our comfort zones and challenge ourselves every now and then? Here’s
  • This Is My Dance Space, This Is Your Dance Space

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    Here’s a little something that I probably don’t have to tell you. Well, actually, maybe I do. Because this thing I’m going to talk about today is getting more and more prevalent. Maybe you’ve done it, and thought you were doing the right thing. I’m here to tell you that you were wrong. We have
  • Ready… Set… Okay, What Are You Waiting For?!

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:12 am
    You know what irks me? A lot of things, frankly, but one that really bothers me is when people say they can’t try or do or accomplish something until their body is smaller. Why in the world would you place an arbitrary limit like that on your life? I mean, what are you gonna do
  • Meet Your New Friend: Fear

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:35 am
    When’s the last time you did something that scared you? I’m not talking about fears like tarantulas, cellars, ghosts, and giant underwater sea creatures (things which scare the bejeezus out of me!), but things that push you out of your comfort zone and into the abyss of the unknown. Whether that’s leaving your boring old
  • Hoping, Wishing, Wanting… Waiting

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
    We like to think that we grow and change as we age, but sometimes things haunt us for our entire lives. These pieces of who we are – or who we think we are – become a fundamental part of how we see the world, and how we think the world sees us. For me,
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  • Weak Core No More!

    Laura
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Have a weak core? Well you’ll have a weak core no more if you do this Quickie Workout 2-3x a week! Planks, Roll-Ups, Torso Twist Lunges, Dolphin Planks & Weighted Rotations star in this 15-minute Quickie Workout to build your core strength from the front, back & sides! A strong core makes everything easier – [...]
  • 4 Ways to Bust a Workout Plateau

    Laura
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    My HiiT Quickie Workouts provide plenty of variety, intensity, and full-body exercises, but any workout can get old, and at some point you might feel like you’re not seeing as much progress as you were before. Welcome to Plateau, the land of frustration. First off, let me tell you that I don’t see a plateau [...]
  • Best Booty Burn Workout

    Laura
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Want glorious glutes? I’m here for you. We’re gonna squat and bridge and deadlift our way to stronger, firmer, rounder glutes. Can I get a hell yeah? You’ll want a set of heavy weights, a mat, a towel, and a chair for this workout. Learn the exercises plus modifications to make them easier in the [...]
  • GIVEAWAY Time! Let’s Rock the Roc Race!

    Laura
    27 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    You’ve seen the game show….  now it’s your turn to try to conquer those crazy obstacles! Inspired by the game show Wipeout, ROC Race is a 5k obstacle fun run featuring epic obstacles designed to bring out the kid in you! And now, TWO This is Fit followers will win a free race entry! Woohoo, [...]
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  • 16 things you don’t know about me

    Josh
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    So I’ve been writing for my blog for about 8 months now and I’ve noticed that a lot of people are interested in what I have to say regarding training and nutrition. I get a lot of questions online and at the gym, I get a lot of shares on my articles (way more shares […]Related Posts:5 Lessons I’ve Learned Throughout My Journey (So Far)11 Rules Every 21 Year Old Should Live ByCracking Down on The Hard Facts of Grains and GlutenAvoiding Cholesterol is Ruining your Health!Two Exercises for Better Shoulder Mobility
  • My Stash of Supplements

    Josh
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    It’s time for the truth to come out. People need to know that they’re wasting their hard earned money buying the latest supplement that’s promising incredible, almost ridiculous results. The supplement industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that’s unregulated by the FDA. That means that they can put anything they want into the supplement they’re […]Related Posts:Protein Powders…Understanding the WheyCracking Down on The Hard Facts of Grains and Gluten
  • Top 5 Body Weight Exercises to Master

    Josh
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    It’s a shame that every time I see a youngin’ at the gym; they’re either doing some sort of exercise for their arms or doing some sort of crunch for their abs. Now I don’t have anything against working your arms or abs but what I do have a problem with is wasting time at […]Related Posts:The Hardest Core Exercise…EverBuilding Muscle Mass: Arm EditionHow to Avoid 3 Mistakes Most Newbies Make at the GymTwo Exercises for Better Shoulder MobilityPerfecting Your Deadlift Form
  • BUSTED: The Agave Nectar Myth Cleared Up

    Josh
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:40 am
    If you’re into health or even just starting to look into a healthier life style You probably have come across Agave Nectar. This so called “healthier sweetener” has been marketed as the go to choice for diabetics, weight conscious people, and even vegans and raw food eaters. So why am I bad-mouthing it? Well I’m […]
  • The #1 Reason Fat Loss is So Frusturating for People

    Josh
    21 Mar 2014 | 9:42 am
    Unfortunately all too often I have people coming up to me and telling me that dieting is too hard and that they gave in to temptation and ate a doughnut the night before or that they’re not seeing the results they want so obviously their “diet” isn’t working. People don’t understand what actually causes them […]Related Posts:The Perfect Fat Loss FormulaMy Epiphany on the Glycemic IndexYour Sweet Tooth’s NemesisThe Simple Truth Behind Grain Fed v.s. Grass Fed BeefThe #TRUTH about Saturated Fats
 
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  • Why Are Antioxidants So Important For Anti-Ageing?

    Mansi Goel
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
      54 SHARES Antioxidants for anti ageing Q. Why Are Antioxidants So Important For Anti-Ageing? A. Antioxidants are specially important for anti-ageing because they quench oxidants, often free radicals, that damage cells and DNA[1]. Oxidants can down the ageing process of your skin. But do compare the actual amounts of, say, Vitamin E. For a certain cream to have any real benefit, it should provide at least 20 mg per gram. One of my favorites are Vitamin E capsules of highly absorbent antioxidants. After piercing it, you rub the contents into the skin. The actual ageing process of the…
  • Yoga Poses: Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

    WorkoutTrends Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
      14 SHARES bridge yoga pose Bridge pose (Setu Bandh Asana) is a backbend pose whose name comes from the word  Setu, meaning ‘the bridge’. The pose resembles the bridge and hence the name. It is also called Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, as it exercises all major muscles and bones of the body. The pose has been found effective for women in strengthening the uterus, but must be avoided during pregnancy. Health Benefits While you bend in this pose, you stretches the chest, neck, spine and hips while strengthening them too. It improves blood circulation and digestion, calms the…
  • Did You Know Water Can Poison You?

    Mansi Goel
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
      34 SHARES Food poisoning1 – that’s a common term. We all have heard it many times. But, water poisoning?? When I first heard about it, I thought the person was playing with my curiosities. My second thoughts were that he is talking about the adulterated water, which can definitely poison. But, as I sat to research, water poisoning, from the clear, potable2, harmless water, well, that exists. No kidding! I could not believe what I was reading, and so I went on to read a few studies, and scientific investigations. And hence, this article. Let me first brief you what you are…
  • Can You Really Trust Your Lungs!

    Siddharth Saini
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
      6 SHARES We breathe, we think, we conceive of our lives as narratives – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt You need to breathe for your story to be told! The air we breathe is life-giving. It is the medium for energy in our bodies, it makes us strong. Thus, the air we breathe should be pure. Every day we inhale approximately 14,000 lt of air, as we breathe for about 26,000 times, that equals to the volume of 150 full bathtubs! If this air that we breathe is polluted, it would have adverse effects on our health. Thus, to protect ourselves from the diseases caused by these pollutants, we…
  • Is P90X A Scam Or Does It Work?

    Mansi Goel
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:05 pm
      17 SHARES “The higher you rise, the more they try to pull you down.” I believe that’s sufficient to summarize P90x scam everybody is screaming about. They don’t find the P90x before and after pictures reliable. They say the P90x nutrition plan is faulty or lacking. And they’ll complain it didn’t work for them. So, everything is just another marketing parade and brainwashing. Silence! Here’s the truth about P90x First: The only difference between people showing progress, and those screaming scam-scam-scam is, the devotion towards the fitness…
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  • Fun Facts About Easter: Happy Easter Vacation from Meditation Relax Club

    RLion
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:29 am
    The easter holiday is now near, and everyone is joyous about finally leaving for their well deserved easter vacation. Meditation Relax Club wishes you a happy Easter holiday! Here are five small facts about easter that you probably did not know: Where did the easter bunny come from? The unofficial mascot of every easter vacation was probably borrowed from a pagan traditional holiday that occurred during the same time period as easter each year. Good children would get a nest of colored eggs as a present from this Christian converted image. Every country celebrates their easter holiday in…
  • Food to Avoid: Bad Foods That Have no Place in a Balance Diet

    RLion
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    You would never had believed that these foods have no place in a balanced diet. Avoiding these bad foods is the secret to how to get healthy. You started your diet some time ago, but it just is not working. You may have chosen by yourself the foods to avoid based on common sense. But what if the true reason your dieting is not working lies in secret foods that you would not have thought actually effect you. The following is a list of things you should avoid in your diet. If you are looking for how to get healthy, try not to eat them. Whole Milk Let us begin our list of food to avoid with…
  • Easter Lunch Ideas: the Best Ideas for Easter and Easter Music

    RLion
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    Looking for some good ideas for your Easter lunch? Here are some recipes and some good Easter songs you can listen during your Easter lunch. Easter is a day for families to stay together and for children to have fun. You have to find a way to keep everyone happy during this holiday, most of all the little ones. Make this day unique and fun by doing activities that you would not do during the rest of the year! The following are activities you can do to spice up the atmosphere. If you need more ideas or recipes we created a specific board on Pinterest, too. CLICK HERE to have a look! Activities…
  • Brain Music to Expand your Mind: Brain Training with Brainwave Entertainment

    RLion
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    Training your brain is easy when you use the right mind exercises. Brainwave entertainment can expand your mind, and the same can be done with brain music. But first of all, what is brainwave entertainment? Brainwave entertainment is the act of influencing your brain through special frequencies through continuos stimulation in order to achieve several different effects. These can vary from sleep induction to a heightened brain state. You can compare this kind of brain training to simple and continuos mind exercises. Your brain is constantly stimulated and pressed by external stimuli. You can…
  • #MondaySongs: Free mp3 instrumental of the week – Nature Music

    RLion
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Are you planning to spend Easter holidays in a wellness center or are you organizing a spa day at home for your spring break? So we’ve got something for you. It’s your instrumental music mp3 free download of the week. This morning for our #MondaySongs corner we have chose some calming and healing spa music to celebrate Easter finding inner peace and mind body connection, for you and all your family. The music you’re about to downloading is a mix of relaxing new age spa music instrumetals, and nature sounds which recall spring time, a little bit like a spring song & music with birds…
 
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  • Best Schedule for Running

    GoToRunning
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    The best schedule for running, if there is such a thing, is different for each person. But there are a few things you should consider to find YOUR perfect schedule. And before anything else. let’s see why there is not one size fits all best running schedule. Every runner is an experiment of one. What works for you, will most probably not work for someone else.  How fast you recover after running, how fit you are, how much time you have to train, your running goals, when you train, etc. etc. All these things have a lot to do with your training plan. There are, however, a few principles…
  • how to stay motivated running on a treadmill

    GoToRunning
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:51 am
    When it comes to running, I think treadmills are the equivalent to sitting in a cubicle at work. No matter how good it’s for you (or your wallet) it gets boring… unless you keep your mind busy and forget you where you are. And even though treadmills are great machines to train, it is boring to be on them because you don’t get the freedom and workout that running on the road means. Running on the same place for 30 or 60 minutes is not that fun. How to Stay Motivated Running on a Treadmill The good thing is that there are a few things you can do to make your treadmill running…
  • how to prevent common running injuries

    GoToRunning
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Few things are more depressing for a runner than running injuries. And unfortunately, they happen a lot, even to the best for runners. There are, however a few things you can do to prevent them. For example, good nutrition, plenty of water, lots of rest between training help a lot. But besides that, what else can you do? How to prevent common running injuries Here are some basic tips to remember if you want to reduce your chances of getting a running injury. Pace To prevent getting hurt from running, there is a little principle to keep in mind. Don’t do too much too soon. Don’t…
  • How to Buy Running Shoes

    GoToRunning
    10 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    If you are want to know how to buy running shoes, there are some basic things you should know to make the whole shopping easy and fun. First of all, keep in mind that running shoes are not your regular sport shoes you see and can buy at a big box shoe store. There are very important differences between them. Most important is that running shoes are made specially for running. The material are higher quality than mass produced shoes. And they are designed to help you move forward while giving you enough support and cushioning. Where to buy matters The best place to buy your running shoes in at…
  • How to Start Running Again

    GoToRunning
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:50 am
    If you want to know how to start running again, do you know what is the first thing you should do? The answer is not what you think. And sadly, it is not what most people thing either. Want to know what it is? The last thing you should do is running, believe it or not. And the reasons are many, but basically it comes to this. Even if you were a great runner some time in the past, your body need to get in shape, again, to get used to the physical and mental demands of running. If you were a great runner in the past, but you haven’t been running recently, you need to start from scratch.
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  • The 5 Big Weight Loss Tricks That Really Make You Fat

    Jack “Autremonde” Risquéchamp
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Work Out World The 5 Big Weight Loss Rules That Make You Fat (via Honey Colony) By JJ Virgin “But I don’t even like it!” my client snapped, pointing to endless containers of fat-free yogurt as we strolled through her local health-food store. “You mean to tell me I ate this nasty stuff that tastes like wallpaper paste for…   The post The 5 Big Weight Loss Tricks That Really Make You Fat appeared first on Work Out World.
  • Precious Tips To Boost The Growth Of Your Muscles

    Jack “Autremonde” Risquéchamp
    23 Mar 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Work Out World The post Precious Tips To Boost The Growth Of Your Muscles appeared first on Work Out World.
  • Debunking the notion obese can be healthy

    Jack “Autremonde” Risquéchamp
    22 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    Work Out World Debunking the notion obese can be healthy (via NJ.com) By Sarah Golin Gov. Chris Christie polished his regular guy image when he traded fat jokes with David Letterman on late-night TV just over a year ago. “I’m basically the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen in your life,” the governor said, after he’… The post Debunking the notion obese can be healthy appeared first on Work Out World.
  • Four Ways to Spot a Foolish Fad Diet

    Jack “Autremonde” Risquéchamp
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:41 am
    Work Out World 4 Ways to Spot a Foolish Fad Diet (via Fitbie) Weight Loss Tips March 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment When you set out on your weight-loss journey, it’s easy to start looking for shortcuts — think miracle foods and metabolism-boosting tricks that promise too-good-to-be-true results. Problem is, these… The post Four Ways to Spot a Foolish Fad Diet appeared first on Work Out World.
  • Managing Your Time Properly (Advice for Gym & Life)

    Jack “Autremonde” Risquéchamp
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Work Out World The post Managing Your Time Properly (Advice for Gym & Life) appeared first on Work Out World.
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  • Get Lean in 20 Seconds

    Doug
    5 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Are you too busy to workout?  Do you have 4 minutes? Sure you do. The Tabata training method, a 4 minute high intensity workout, was created in 1996 by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo. Working with the Japanese Olympic speed […] The post Get Lean in 20 Seconds appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Fructose = Fat

    Doug
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    It turns out all carbohydrate sugars are not created equally.  Fructose seems to be especially evil for modern man. Fructose is the primary sugar found in most plants (especially starchy vegetables and  fruits). It is a cheap sweetener, usually derived from our heavily subsidized corn industry and is abundant in most processed foods including all […] The post Fructose = Fat appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • The Don’t Diet

    Doug
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Diets simply don’t work. Let me rephrase: diets don’t work long term. Sure, short term crash diets succeed but they are unsustainable. Eventually you will fall off the wagon, adding a few more pounds in the process.  No one agrees on the true failure rates of diets but it is somewhere north of 60% and […] The post The Don’t Diet appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • 6 Health Foods that Are Not Healthy

    Doug
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:36 am
    Just because something is sold at the health food store or is listed as ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ doesn’t mean it is wholesome. Organic, minimally proceeded Oreo-like cookies are only marginally better for you than their conventional counterpart.  The ‘healthier’ alternative may even contain more sugar than the original, newfangled ingredients, or obscenely high doses of […] The post 6 Health Foods that Are Not Healthy appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Cereal Killer and Other Processed Foods

    Doug
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:12 am
    Most breakfast cereals and other highly processed foods tax our bodies into a state of “food chaos.” Chemically laden diets, high in sugar, salt, fat and refined carbohydrates are linked to a long list of diseases and early death.  By definition, a processed food is any edible product that is not in its raw whole […] The post Cereal Killer and Other Processed Foods appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
 
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  • 5 Office Workouts That Will Give Lethargy The Pink Slip

    Krupesh Padave
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:14 am
    There is very little secret that today’s high profile work environment has resulted in a decline in healthy individuals. The “get what you want at the click of a button” lifestyle hasn’t helped matters.They say time waits for nobody and before you realize you could be on the wrong end of the health spectrum. The struggle for a complete overhaul in lifestyle may take some time. But, small steps (read office exercises) in the right direction could just prove to be the much needed catalyst. Here are 5 workouts that you should get started with.The Chair SquatSimple yet effective, is…
  • InstallingMuscles.com Interview: Niharika Banerjee [Transformation Success]

    Ashwin Kak
    12 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    "If you don't like starting all over again, don't quit in the first place." -Niharika BanerjeeHow do you stay motivated?Each day before going to the gym, I look into the mirror and imagine how I used to look when I was fat. I feel proud to have entered the category of slim people and now I wish to be completely fit. That keeps me going.We know consistency is key, what tips would you give to anyone struggling to stay consistent?The only way to stay consistent is remembering that once you quit your fitness regime, you’ll be back to square one and coming to the slim phase then will result…
  • Fitness Roadblocks and Rewards [Infographic]

    Krupesh Padave
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Losers and winners have often one thing in common — Belief. While the former is so sure of his/her incapabilities, he/she decides to quit early or worse doesn’t even start. The latter, though ventures on a journey that may be riddled with pain initially, but enjoys the fruits of his hard work later. The following infographic gives us a sneak peek into the fantastic rewards and the not so pleasant roadblocks that people having these conflicting mindsets get.
  • Fat Burning Strategies: Separating Fact From Fiction

    Ashwin Kak
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    When it comes to losing weight, many people find themselves questioning what the best way to burn fat is. From particular workouts to fad diets and products, we often hear of different fat-burning strategies, but what’s fact and what’s fiction? It’s time to explore this topic and discuss what you need to know to help you reach your weight-loss goals.Let’s begin with the basics. While there are a number of different ways to approach a weight management program, there are three core components that are essential to success:A behavior modification strategy that focuses on…
  • Why Joining The Whey Bandwagon Can Prove Beneficial To You

    Ashwin Kak
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Heightened immunity and improved overall well-being has always been sought after and the lesser mortals have always been confused as to how to achieve it. I say, worry not because the “whey” to go is right here.Whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained, contains proteins, minerals, and other good stuff that helps your body grow. Widely used by athletes of all shapes and sizes, whey has been proven to increase muscle strength when used with resistance training. Even though you’re not looking to bulk up, whey protein can be beneficial in more ways than one.
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  • Weekly Deadlifting Videos

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    How to Do a Dead Lift | Back Workout Watch more Home Back Workout for Men videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/503057-How-to-Do-a-Deficit-Dead-Lift-Back-Workout Learn how to do a dead lift from…
  • Is It Better To Perform Deadlifts With Narrow Or Sumo Stance?

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    The deadlift is one of the best exercises for building overall strength. You can it either with a hip-to-shoulder-width stance or sumo-style, with your feet out much wider. It’s also great for building muscle size in your lower body, but where you’re adding that muscle exactly can differ dramatically between the two styles. A 2002 Duke University study found that while standard deadlifting used more glutes and outer hamstrings, the sumo-style deadlift used far more quads and inner hamstrings. In short, the sumo deadlift is a good way to work your quads, while the standard deadlift…
  • Weekly Deadlifting Videos

    admin
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:19 am
    SDL – Scooby Dead Lift for Hamstrings and Spinal Extensors http://scoobysworkshop.com/2012/05/21/difference-between-sldl-and-rdl/ Rather than get involved in the endless and fruitless arguments about the difference b…
  • Choosing The Best Deadlift Belt For Your Needs

    admin
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Many trainers and gym goers insist on using a belt for every exercise they do even to the extent of using it for doing cardio! I have witnessed that before so it does happen. But choosing the best deadlift belt should be a mainstay if your serious about taking your deadlift workouts to a higher level. There was one article that really captured my interest and hammered on the differences between your plain old lifting belt and a deadlift belt. They are essentially the same with a lot more emphasis on what it does primarily. Here’s a rough breakdown of what the best deadlift belt would…
  • Weekly Deadlifting Videos

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Testing strength – Deadlift 440 lbs/200 kgTesting strength in the gym. I am no expert in weight lifting. My deadlift form is probably awful! Subscribe to follow my videos : http://www.youtube.com/…
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • How to Avoid the Number One Cause of Disability—Safe, Effective Treatments for Back Pain

    Dr. Mercola
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola It's estimated that, globally, one out of every 10 people suffer from lower back pain. The problem appears to be particularly prevalent in the US. According to earlier estimates, as many as eight out of 10 Americans struggle with back pain. In the US, it accounts for 10 percent of all primary care doctors visits each year, costing Americans as much as $86 billion annually,1 but according to recent findings, back pain is also the number one cause of job disability worldwide. Clearly, it's a universal problem of extreme proportions. The study, published in the Annals of Rheumatic…
  • Exposure To Light Could Promote Lower BMI

    Dr. Mercola
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Your ancestors and other life forms developed organs that took advantage of the Earth’s environmental cues. We developed a biological clock governed by Earth’s cycles of light and darkness. Even though in the modern day artificial light at night, and dimly lit indoor environments during the day, threaten to throw this carefully orchestrated rhythm completely off balance – with far-reaching effects on your health. Your circadian rhythm -- the 24-hour cycles known as your internal body clock -- needs bright light to reset itself after a night’s sleep. This is why getting…
  • Intermittent Movement Benefits Your Health. Here’s How to Get More of It into Your Work Day

    Dr. Mercola
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Over 50 percent of American men, and 60 percent of American women, never engage in any vigorous physical activity lasting more than 10 minutes per week.1 This despite a growing body of research clearly showing that "exercise deficiency" threatens your overall health and mental well-being, and shortens your lifespan. That said, even if you fall into the other half of the population that exercises or are even a highly competitive and fit athlete, you may still endanger your health simply by sitting too much. For example, one 2012 analysis2 that looked at the findings from 18…
  • 6 Fitness Myths, Busted (And 3 Surprising Facts)

    Dr. Mercola
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola If you want to be optimally healthy, including staying fit, happy, and vital, exercise is essential. Most people are well aware of this, yet many do not exercise and, among those who do, many fall short of reaching their fitness goals. Part of the problem is the advice itself, as recommending "exercise" is about as useful as recommending a "healthy diet." Unless there are more specifics… length of time, intensity, activities… many people will fail. This is true even if you've been following conventional exercise recommendations, many of which are now outdated. And even…
  • Mother and Child Activity Levels Linked: Study

    Dr. Mercola
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola People tend to become less physically active as they get older, and research shows that this sedentary trend is particularly strong after having a child.1 According to one study, after having a first or subsequent child, 20 percent of young women changed from being active to inactive.2 And while parents (with dependent children) across the board are less active than non-parents, mothers tend to be even less active than fathers.3 If you’re a parent, this has implications for your health, of course, since regular physical activity (both exercise and non-exercise activity) is…
 
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    How To Gain Weight

  • We Are Back And A Change Of Direction

    Peter
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:21 am
    Sorry for the delay in posting. I made a mistake on my hosting account and ended up somehow erasing my entire blog, so that’s why you couldn’t access it for a week. However now we are back! I have also been thinking about the direction of this blog. The main aim from the start has been to help hardgainers with gaining weight, however I have been slowly expanding it to other fitness and lifestyle topics. After some thinking, I have decided to expand it further to other topics as well, in fact to make it a bit more personal. While I love fitness, there are also some other things…
  • You Are Imbalanced: Do Something About It

    Peter
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Think back on your day today. Did you have pain somewhere in your body? Now think about your day to day life. Are there some normal things that you have trouble doing? If you are like most people, then the answers to both questions are probably: “Yes”. The reason is that you are imbalanced. Now before you challenge me to a fight, I don’t mean mentally imbalanced, but instead physically imbalanced. This means some muscles are weaker and some parts of your body are out of whack. This then causes pain and gives people a lot of trouble in their day to day lives. The reason you…
  • Keep On Fighting And Never Give Up

    Peter
    23 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    Unfortunately life sometimes throws us curve balls. Some people are just born lucky, while others have to struggle in order to get somewhere. We don’t all have the same starting line, but that does not mean that those that weren’t born with a silver spoon in their mouth, won’t be able to achieve something. At least that is my hope. Even through the numerous curve balls that have been thrown at me throughout my life, I keep on believing. I keep on fighting and struggling. Hope dies last and if you find yourself in a tough situation, don’t give up hope. You lose only if…
  • GOMAD – Drinking Milk To Gain Weight Fast

    Peter
    22 Mar 2014 | 9:09 am
    For some reason whenever I read the words “GOMAD“, I tend to think of the guy that transforms himself into the Incredible Hulk. I have a mental picture of a huge green guy growing larger and then ripping off his shirt and screaming. Actually with GOMAD you won’t turn into the Incredible Hulk, but you can come close! GOMAD is not some super secret military program, but instead stands for “gallon of milk a day”. This means drinking a gallon of milk a day in order to gain weight. It’s a simple, yet very effective strategy. This is actually the strategy that…
  • The Return Of The Purple Carrot

    Peter
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:15 pm
    It’s back! When you think of carrots, immediately the color orange comes to mind. Well guess what, back in the day, all carrots used to be purple! The carrot actually was first cultivated in Afghanistan and was purple. After a while, it got transported to other parts of the world and different types of carrots arose. The orange carrot came to dominate over all the other carrots and in fact this domination was so complete, that when someone hears the word “carrot” today, almost everyone in their mind pictures a long orange thing. Well, purple carrots still exist and they are…
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  • Farmer’s Walk – A Simple, Overlooked Exercise you Need to do!

    mattbible
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:45 pm
      As I started lifting heavier weights and doing more pull-ups, I was gaining strength in the areas I wanted to build. However, something was preventing me from getting to the next level. My puny forearms were a big reason. I remember when people who only saw me in suits or dress shirts thought I was just skinny, because they saw just my wrists and forearms. When I wore a short sleeve shirt, most people were shocked that my arms were a lot bigger than they would’ve pictured judging by my forearms. I hated my forearms and wrists. Something needed to be done, and I was sick of…
  • Cass Fitness Exercise of the Day for 04-09-2014 – Triceps Push-Up

    mattbible
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Are you looking for a great triceps bodyweight exercise that requires absolutely no equipment? Well, if you have not tried Triceps Push-Ups, then it is time you treat your triceps to one of the best overall exercises you could possibly do. Triceps Push-ups are tougher than regular Push-Ups since your triceps are pushing the brunt of your bodyweight as opposed to your chest, which are larger muscles that can push a heavier amount of weight. You bring your chest all the way down to the ground and push up just before your elbows lock, just like you would for a regular Push-Up. A common version…
  • Start Them Young

    mattbible
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    As a child, I loved to play outside.  I wasn’t concerned with the weather or time of day, just playing. However, since my days as an adolescent (not to sound too old) many things have changed. Current technology like; iPads, iPhones, Playstations, and computers have become a distraction to children, dominating a child’s free time. The average child spends more time playing virtual video games compared with playing games outside, where actual physical activity is required. The world we live in is also a much different place, compared to a decade or so ago.  Parents have to consider the…
  • Challenge Yourself!

    mattbible
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:35 am
    Often, the biggest barrier to reaching our physical goals is OURSELVES. So much of reaching your goals is mental. Sometimes it is facing your fears as long as it is safe to do so. Understand that the workouts are meant to be a challenge. Results are not easy as a lot of these made for TV commercials will lead you to believe with their latest gadget or gimmick. They are easier with the proper motivation and structure, however. Results are achieved through tried and true exercise routines that have withstood the test of time and survived long after the ab belts and Shake Weights had their 15…
  • A Perfect Little Power Meal For a Traveling Personal Trainer

    mattbible
    17 Feb 2014 | 2:07 pm
      This is a great, quick snack for any traveling personal trainer. We would also say this applies to anybody who has an occupation where they have to travel a lot, either locally or even nationwide. Eating out gets expensive and often it is not the healthiest option. We know almost everyone up north is sick of the cold weather, but one purpose it does serve is keeping perishable food nice and cold. You can keep this snack right in your trunk. This is a quick recipe anyone can do.   Grab a nice container you can shut. Now, mix in your kale (since it has a neutral flavor and if do not…
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 7 Weight Loss Articles We Read and Loved This Week

    Anytime Fitness
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    This week we learned a lot through weight loss articles about healthier beverages, running, and more. The post 7 Weight Loss Articles We Read and Loved This Week appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Why You Should Adopt Mindy Kaling’s Approach to Body Image

    Amanda Ingle
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Mindy Kaling's views on body image, weight, and fashion make her a role model to everyone. Discover why her opinions and thoughts are spot on! The post Why You Should Adopt Mindy Kaling’s Approach to Body Image appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Airport Workout: 30-Minute Full Body Circuit

    Luke Andrus
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Grab your suitcase and get ready to get your workout done while waiting for your flight! This airport workout keeps you moving while being inconspicuous! The post Airport Workout: 30-Minute Full Body Circuit appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Awesome Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

    Cassie Johnston
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    We’ve got a bunch of great ways to fill up those Easter baskets without hitting up the candy aisle. Try these non-candy basket fillers instead! The post 10 Awesome Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 15 Easy-to-Make Lunches Under 400 Calories

    Lee Hersh
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    These 15 easy-to-make lunches are perfect healthy meals to keep you in your daily calorie budget while getting much needed nutrients. The post 15 Easy-to-Make Lunches Under 400 Calories appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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  • Study: ‘Five Second Rule’ Not Just A Myth

    Lean On Life Health & Fitness Team
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Chances are, you have dropped a piece of food on the floor, taken a quick look around the room to make sure no one is watching and then grabbed it and popped it into your mouth. Who can blame you, … Read More →The post Study: ‘Five Second Rule’ Not Just A Myth appeared first on Lean On Life.
  • Full Body Workout – No Weights Required!

    Joe Vennare, PT & Fitness Program Director
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Quick – picture a typical fitness center. Got it? Now make a list of equipment made available to you. What did you come up with? About 50, 100, 200 pieces of exercise equipment! Now for the really interesting questions: How much … Read More →The post Full Body Workout – No Weights Required! appeared first on Lean On Life.
  • Living A Healthy Lifestyle? Don’t Ruin It With These Bad Habits

    Lean On Life Health & Fitness Team
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:00 pm
    If you’re eager to lose inches by the time summer rolls around, you’re going to need a game plan. If you’re on a healthy diet or have been thinking about starting one, you want all your hard work to pay … Read More →The post Living A Healthy Lifestyle? Don’t Ruin It With These Bad Habits appeared first on Lean On Life.
  • Unrealistic Standard: The ‘Thigh Gap’

    Lean On Life Health & Fitness Team
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:00 pm
    If you saw a line-up of celebrities and models before and after a photo shoot, it’s likely that you wouldn’t recognize most of them. After the crew of stylists, make-up artists and photographers have worked their magic, a dream editing … Read More →The post Unrealistic Standard: The ‘Thigh Gap’ appeared first on Lean On Life.
  • Food Trend Alert: 5 Healthy Recipes With Coconut Oil

    Andrea Cespedes, PT, Yoga Instructor, Chef
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Oil is not the enemy, especially when it comes to coconut oil, one of the It Foods for 2014. While it may contain saturated fat, it’s a medium-chain saturated fat that enhances fat burning and improves your health. Consuming coconut … Read More →The post Food Trend Alert: 5 Healthy Recipes With Coconut Oil appeared first on Lean On Life.
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  • 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…
  • Fitness Myths

    7 Mar 2014 | 7:49 am
    I could seriously write a book on this topic. It would be called "stupid crap everyone thinks is true" or " no, there is no one exercise for your stomach fat, a memoir".  While I certainly do not claim to know everything about the industry, or the science behind it all, there are a few gym related myths that drive me seriously nuts that I feel are my civic duty to shed some light on. Myth #1 : Spot Reducing Fat No matter what you've heard, you cannot. spot reduce. fat. How do I know? Because if you could, my fat would be removed from all unwanted areas, and relocated to this…
  • Go Ahead. Eat that chocolate you little  REBELLIOUS valentine, you.

    14 Feb 2014 | 10:53 am
    In honor of National Singles Awareness day, I thought I'd treat you to the best kind of candy. A little bit of eye candy. Whattup Ryan G & that gorgeous chocolatey face of yours!?Happy Valentines Day! Can you feel the love in the air? I mostly feel cold & an upcoming spike in my insulin levels, but who am I to say what love feels like?  I have  chosen to write this as a result of the obscene amounts of chocolate I have both eaten, and will eat today, but also because I feel it is my duty to appease the guilt and shame you might be feeling about your sweet…
  • Balancing a healthy life style when youre lazy-OH. Uh. Busy.

    10 Feb 2014 | 11:54 am
    SUUUUURE. I've got tons of time to work out. If I decide to never sleep again or work  at a 711 to enjoy their part time hours and also their abundance of hostess cakes. I know. You're sooo tired and you worked 40 hours and you're so popular that everyone wants to take you to dinner, and you're a mom and a girlfriend, and your bathroom needs cleaning, and its the third time this week you said you would fold your laundry. The fact is, we all have a ton to do - but finding time to make the  changes you want is a necessary evil. The good news is, it's only semi-evil.
  • REAL lIFE  lessons about weight loss

    4 Feb 2014 | 9:31 am
    I think one of the hardest parts of adopting a healthy life style is understanding the science behind the food. Granted,  science is hard. In fact, growing up, I skipped earth science, much to the utter shock and dismay of a particular 7th grade science teacher. ( I know Mrs. R, the fact that I am a successful young adult and able to feed and bathe myself is truly a miracle considering I cannot tell you the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite). Luckily for me though, and for most of you, healthy food consumption is not impossible.  I'll spare you the science-ey…
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    Always Active Athletics

  • 7 Training Mistakes

    AAAthletics
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Foreword: Katarina sent me over this article and I knew it could help some people avoid the training pitfalls that block us from reaching our goals! I know many of us are so passionate about fitness that we can over-train. This mistake along with others are discussed below! Many people think that the main reason for building muscle via strength training and conditioning is to look and feel great. While this may be true, we also need to do regular conditioning for other reasons as it can improve the quality of our sleep, our memory, reasoning, and problem solving as well as our overall…
  • 5 Weightlifting Myths for Women, Debunked

    AAAthletics
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:34 am
    When it comes to weightlifting, everyone including your mom has a different perception about it. Some people say that lifting heavy weights would turn you into a female version of Hulk Hogan, while others would say that you should just stick to cardio for a super skinny body. Next, you hear that supermodels do millions of reps with tiny weights to get their toned, slender bodies and you try the same but to no avail. If you haven’t done any of this yet, I’m going to save you the time by telling you to stop listening to these people. Yes, weight lifting IS good and lifting heavier weights…
  • The Pros Nutritional Approach

    AAAthletics
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    I have already explained how to determine your daily caloric intake or macros via IIFYM in this article and it is a great starting point! There are also some other philosophies that I highly respect in terms of determining your nutritional guidelines that I want you all to be aware of! Guys such as Nate Miyaki and Sean Hyson are superstars in the fitness industry and I highly respect their advice. Sean Hyson One such nutritional philosophy that seems to be easy to remember and could work for you, is what Nate Miyaki describes in his book Feast Your Fat Away. This sensible diet is super easy…
  • Bikram Yoga [Hot Yoga]: A beginner’s guide

    AAAthletics
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Foreword: Super excited to introduce our newest blogger who you will be seeing regularly: Shomaila. She is super talented and fitness is a personal passion of hers!  Can’t wait to see what she has in store for us! Here’s her first post about Bikram Yoga or commonly referred to as Hot Yoga! Introduced by Bikram Choudry, Bikram yoga [Hot Yoga] is a variant of Hatha yoga, which incorporates breathing and postures. It is a modernized form of yoga practiced in a 105-degree room, which may be a challenge for most people but if you are from a hot country like me, it shouldn’t be…
  • Do You Count Calories?

    AAAthletics
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    While obsessive calorie counting can potentially lead to binge eating (among other things), knowing the amount of calories to consume per day for your specific goals can be useful. It’s a good number to keep in the back of your mind and try to shoot for! Some people do indeed need to count calories! For instance, if you need to lose a significant amount of weight in order to live a more fulfilling life, sticking to a lower calorie count can help you reach your goals (no-brainer) and vice versa when it comes to gaining muscle/weight. This begs the question, “How do I determine the…
 
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    Run to Finish (Daily Running Log)

  • Superfood Peppermint Chocolate Chia Kefir Pudding

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Weeks spent thinking about making this recipe = 4Time to actually make recipe = 30 seconds Yup, proving my own point that we make healthy living too hard. This delightful dessert satisfies my sweet tooth, protein needs and cranky stomach all at the same time. Finally a recipe that lives up to a magazine headline… the 30 Second Health Fix! In fact, you'll have it made by the time you finish saying the name. What is kefir?I’d seen kefir in the dairy case many times, but A. it was expensive and B. I wasn’t sure if I could eat it…I mean it seems like dairy! Kefir is actually a fermented…
  • How to train for Boston Heartbreak Hill

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:06 am
    Ever find yourself taking note of the incline on road while driving and pondering how far it is from your home? You know, the kind of road that would make for superior hill training? No…you must not live in Florida. Once I committed to the insanity merriment of running the Hat Trick {5k, 10K,half marathon} at the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Festival in June, I knew it was time to to start making mountains out of molehills. The best way to train for any course is to mimic the terrain…in this case rolling hills. Luckily, our home gym recently expanded with a shiny new Nordictrack with…
  • Save the drama for your…hairdresser?

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    As the towel dropped, I leaned forward squinting at the massive gilded mirror to ensure I was seeing things correctly.  Had I been flour bombed like Kim Kardashian somewhere between the wash basin and the chair?! I’d never seen my hair that particular shade of blonde before or paid someone a nice chunk of my hard earned freelancing money to get it. Heading home prepared to fall in love at third or fourth site, I first tried a selfie in the bathroom, then the balcony, then the bedroom…results were conclusive, I didn’t like it. What I thought I described...what I saw. When D had the…
  • Boost marathon performance with a walk

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Believe that walking and being a runner aren’t compatible? Real runners don’t walk?? Or do they! This is not about run-walk intervals. This is about adding walking to your routine. Running along side one of the speediest men I’d ever met, I was shocked when he told me his very expensive coach ordered him to start more walking AFTER finishing long runs. Validation that all my walking is more than just free transportation! Benefits of walking for runners: Walking builds endurance {consider it extra credit training} More time on your feet during training ensures you are race ready even…
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    LiveFit, Brisbane Australia

  • Weight loss / Fat loss – Lets be Realistic

    Ilizma Cassara
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:58 pm
    As a team of health professionals that strive to help our clients achieve their weight loss and fitness goals with a holistic approach to diet and exercise, it’s really frustrating to notice how today’s social media is saturated with ambassadors and gurus who advocate and promote unrealistic weight loss expectations to the public.  Since when has it become healthy and sustainable to lose ridiculous amounts of weight, some up to 70kgs in 12 weeks!? Being in this industry for up to 6 years, its safe to say my passion is to help people achieve their results and change their lifestyle for…
  • Low Carb Breakfast Cups

    Ben Purssell
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    LiveFit Personal Training Brisbane – Breakfast Cups   Easy to make Egg and Ham Breakfast Cups: Ingredients: 6 Whole Eggs 6 Egg Whites 6 Slices of Lean Ham Salt and Pepper, to taste Fresh Basil, spring onions or parsley (optional) Muffin Baking Tray Non-Stick Cooking Spray Extra Add Ins to taste >  Mushrooms, tomato, Low fat cheese, capsicum, zucchini ect. Directions: Preheat Oven to 200C. Lightly coat the Muffin tray with the non stick cooking spray Fit 1 slice of ham into each muffin cup (ham will hang over the edges of the cups) Crack 1 whole egg and 1 egg white per cup Add…
  • Overcoming Unwanted Easter Gains!

    Ben Purssell
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    Brought to you by LiveFit Personal Training Brisbane City Easter Is almost here! Oh no, the dread! You have only just got back into your routine after Christmas and now you are going to be inundated with a year supply of Chocolate. This yearly holiday has become a time to indulge in Chocolate. Just because everyone else is it doesn’t mean you have to! To get through Easter you need a PLAN OF ATTACK! WHY? You don’t want to undo your good results of training and nutrition Chocolate is a temporary fix and leaves you feel sluggish, regretful and craving more sugar! It may put you…
  • LiveFit Personal Training – Harissa Lamb with Spiced Chickpea Salad

    Ben Purssell
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:04 pm
    This is a great tasting main you can try that is healthy, nutritious and will fit into your macronutrient intake for the day! Ingredients 750g lamb fillets, trimmed 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil 1 bunch baby carrots, halved lengthways 2 carrots, thinly sliced 400g can chickpeas, drained 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cumin Handful of coriander leaves 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice Low-fat Greek-style yoghurt, to serve. Chobani Works well 1 tablespoon harissa, plus extra to serve Method Step 1 - Spread the harissa over the lamb to coat. Heat 1…
  • Fluid Retention – What causes it & How to avoid it!

    Glen Wheeler
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:18 pm
    Most people will experience fluid retention from time to time. Fluid retention can leave you feeling bloated, puffy and reduces the ‘look’ of a lean, toned physique. If you are looking to avoid this then the first step is understanding what causes it and then how can you avoid it so you can maintain that lean physique year round! Is it water or is it fat? The good news is that fluid gain is temporary. Contrary to some belief it is just extra stored water generally in your subcutaneous layer of your skin, it is not fat. Causes of Fluid Retention If you’re in good health,…
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    The Supplementality

  • What’s the Best BCAA Supplement?

    The Supplementality
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    As bodybuilders and strength trainers, we are in a never-ending quest to consume proteins. Amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins, are an essential part of this journey. Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s) have long been a favorite of bodybuilders and strength athletes. The three essential amino acids are comprised of leucine, isoleucine, and valine, which collectively form about 1/3 of the aminos within muscle tissue. BCAAs are used to increase protein uptake within the muscle cells as well as to boost both intra and post workout energy and recovery. Emergency room…
  • Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Review

    The Supplementality
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Effectivness: (4.75 / 5)Taste: (4.5 / 5)User Reviews: (4.75 / 5)Value: (4.75 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.75 / 5) What is ON Gold Standard Whey & Does It Work? In today’s supplement industry, it’s extremely rare for any one supplement to set itself apart from its competitors. Many are similar products disguised with different packaging and stickers. But, trust us when we say that when it comes to protein powders, Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey is really in a class of its own. We’ve already covered the many benefits of whey protein powder, the different types of proteins,…
  • Workouts to Get Ripped: The “Getting Ripped” Game Plan

    The Supplementality
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    There is nothing quite as magnificent as a chiseled, rippling, muscular torso. The definition that separates each muscle group, the cuts that reveal the separate portions of that muscle, the veins that course through the muscles like thick, engorged ropes – they all combine to produce a vision of manliness that is unrivaled. It’s no wonder that so many people are obsessed with attaining this very look. Wishing and attaining, however, are two very different things. The vast majority of trainers fall well short of achieving the ripped look that they desire. What they need is to…
  • Help! I Want To GAIN Weight!

    The Supplementality
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    A fast metabolism is a bit like the proverbial two-edged sword. On the one hand it will be a real help in assisting you to shed pounds and stay lean. On the other hand, it could make it harder for you to pack on solid muscle mass. Unless you implement a routine that is geared towards your metabolic structure, you will struggle to add mass to your frame. Let’s check out just how a person with a fast metabolism can do just that. In this article, we’ll go over some weight gain tips to pack on pounds fast in a healthy and productive manner. We’ll go over topics like weight gaining…
  • What’s the Best Pre-Workout For Women?

    The Supplementality
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:05 am
    Men are simple creatures. We see food, we eat it. We see heavy things, we lift it. We feel dirty, we take a shower…sometimes. Women, on the other hand, are far more sophisticated beings. When it comes to finding the best pre-workout for women, we have found the same principles to apply. Before we reveal our list of top pre-workouts, make sure to consider the importance of a pre-workout energy supplement. As always, a proper nutrition and diet is of primary concern. But, for women that workout regularly, a pre-workout can be extremely beneficial to provide a boost in energy, focus, and…
 
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    Profound Health

  • The great weight loss scam

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

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

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

    Maffew James
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Source: Flickr When you think of healthy foods, the humble blueberry may not be the first thing that comes to mind. The health benefits of blueberries are numerous however, and they are one of the best healthy foods to eat if you want to keep your body in optimum health. Benefits of blueberries High in antioxidants High in vitamins Reduce fat Improve heart health Boost memory Reduce cancer
  • 5 weight loss tips

    Maffew James
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    Weight loss tips <!-- profound-health_main_Blog1_300x250_as --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Source: Flickr Weight loss isn't easy, and it's usual to feel frustrated when you've been working out and dieting without results. There's a couple of simple things that may hold you back, and you might not even be aware what you're potentially missing. So if you've been
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    The Tree of Health

  • My Top Three Smoothie/Juice Books

    Jenny
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Smoothies and juices are part of the foundation of great health.  I love dipping into these books for inspiration, ideas and new recipes to try out. The Juice Bar is my number one go to smoothie and juice book.  Not only is...
  • Five of The Glorious Benefits of Smoothies and Juices

    Jenny
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:44 am
    Smoothies and Juices are supercharged powerhouses of nutrition. Great for your health, wellness, energy, figure, fitness and longevity. Check out just five of the reasons why you should be making these super drinks a regular part of your life.
  • Healthy Seasonal Foods for Spring

    Mark Andrews
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:58 am
    Spring is here. Nothing beats fresh fruits and veggies at their seasonal best, they taste better, contain more nutrients and are better for the environment. Dig in and treat yourself to spring's plant based larder.
  • 3 Great Ways to Spring Clean Your Body

    Mark Andrews
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:30 am
    There are many ways you can cleanse, renew and refresh your body at this time of the year. At The Tree of Health we have our favourite spring clean tips, and here are three lovely ones we'd like to share with you.
  • Spring Clean Your Body in Seven Easy Steps

    Jenny
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:30 am
    It's time to clean up your act in readiness for summer! Check out our top seven spring clean tips to get you in top shape for sunny days ahead.
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    Sai Fitness Tips

  • 3 Effective Ways to Cleanse And Detoxify Your Bodies

    saifitnesstips
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    Do not let erratic dietary patterns ruin your health. It is ultimately your body which pays dearly for your wrong food choices. When a lot of sugar, sodium, preserved and processed food become a part of your regular meal, you fall victim to the diseases like obesity, diabetes, elevated blood pressure levels and several heart […]
  • Natural Relief For Itchy and Burning Eyes

    saifitnesstips
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    Summer is in and so are your health problems. Your eyes are perhaps among the first ones to be affected. Itchy, watery eyes and incessant burning sensation in them are the most common eye problems. These allergies are stressful. Before rushing to the doctor, you can try these natural and harmless home remedies to get […]
  • Three Refreshing Drinks To Beat The Heat This Summer

    saifitnesstips
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    Does the scorching heat of sun nag you? Do you face a number of health issues during the summer season because it is difficult for you to beat the heat and stay cool? If so, then stop worrying get yourself energized with easy to make instantaneous drinks that can keep you refreshed all through the […]
  • 7 Simple Tricks to Get Rid of Bad-Breath

    saifitnesstips
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    If bad breath emanating from your mouth is a cause of low-self esteem then it is time for you to say goodbye to this health issue as there are some natural, effective remedies using which your mouth will smell fresh and you would gain your self-confidence back. It is time for you to switch over […]
  • Blood Donation is Healthy: Myths Related to Blood Donation Busted!!

    saifitnesstips
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    There are millions of people who apprehend that donating blood regularly causes lost vigor and stamina and choose to stay away from donating life in the form of blood to the needy. This is not so, your body makes up for the lost blood in the span of 24 hours. Let us have a quick […]
 
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    The Strength & Conditioning Blog

  • Muscle Architecture - Part 1

    Sean Hogan
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    The following article will be divided in three sub-articles. On the first one I will briefly define muscle architecture, then (on a 2nd article) I will describe what are the functional implications on the variation of each muscle architecture parameter. Finally, the last sub-article will cover the most practical part of the question: the adaptation of muscle architecture parameters to training.In the Human skeletal musculature there are as many different architectural arrangements as the number of muscles (1–3). Roughly, there can be distinct two main classes of skeletal muscles according…
  • Less is more!

    Sean Hogan
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    It is not uncommon for a coach to feel that as the championship approaches that he or she has to ramp up the volume of training. In other words there may be self imposed pressure on the coach to do more work with his team. After all this is what he did as a player. And the harder you work the better you get is an often cited comment by many players and coaches. Also the Coach  may have heard of the great volume of training that the opposing team has been doing and in the desire to make sure that he leaves no stone unturned he piles more work on to the players in the weeks coming into the…
  • Key Distinctions Between The Squat And Standard Deadlift

    Sean Hogan
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:35 am
    by Brandon RicheySo how many times have you been to a day to day health club or local gym only to see those brave young inexperienced lifters over by the squat rack curling the weight instead of squatting it? I know I know...they’re curling in the squat rack. We live in a crazy world! In addition to this have you also noticed many inexperienced trainees attempting to squat when they are seemingly attempting a standard barbell deadlift? It’s because of these very things that I decided to write about this very issue right here with my guest posting article on today’s blogisode with The…
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    Weak 2 Peak

  • Progress, Week 9

    Nancy Man
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ok, this week has just been a bad week overall. Did not begin well, did not end well. Ouch.My phone doesn’t take great pictures, but hopefully you can see those three calluses on my right hand. Have the same three on my left. And all six are killing me right now. I guess I shouldn’t have such a bad attitude about it. I mean, I did my five workouts. And I even did them by myself this week, as husband has been out of town. For someone who’s been a total slacker on physical activity for decades, having developed a workout habit at all is something I should be happy…
  • Not So Impressed by These Pants, Adidas

    Nancy Man
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Cropped from one of the failed physique shots I was too embarrassed to post.My only pair of workout pants are…not awesome. I got them as a gift several years ago, but haven’t been wearing them on a regular basis until recently. They’re made of shiny black fabric and, like many Adidas pants, have those 3 white stripes down the side. I can’t tell you what they’re called because I cut the tag out long ago. So perhaps these mystery Adidas pants have been discontinued. Which would make this a rather useless review, but oh well. The closest I could find on the Adidas…
  • Mid-Week Progress: “Meh”

    Nancy Man
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Monday was crap. And by “crap” I mean not only did I not make progress, I actually went backwards on a few things. So frustrating! Those 100-lb lat pulldowns I could do last week at the hotel gym? Couldn’t do them at the condo gym. Not even one. Had to go back down to 90-lb sets. And most of those sets I couldn’t even do straight through without stopping. Even worse, I couldn’t get as high on my pull-ups as I’d been getting lately. I was ready to blame last week’s wonky schedule until something interesting happened. In the middle of my workout, I…
  • Luggage Rack Inverted Rows

    Nancy Man
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Workouts this week have been tricky. We kicked things off a day late due to travel. Yesterday, with no access to an elliptical machine, I had to find an alternative way to do cardio. The hotel room workout I ended up doing worked out pretty well, though. And today, with no access to a weight room again, I don’t have any way to do my weight lifting. Which sucks. This is the first time I’ll really have to skip a workout. I tested things around the room to see how heavy they were. I was hoping I could lift something in here. But the stuff in this hotel room is either too light…
  • 7-Minute Hotel Room Workout

    Nancy Man
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Two posts in one day! I’m back again because I won’t have a chance to get to an elliptical machine today for cardio, so to make up for it I’m going to try this “scientific” 7-minute, 12-exercise workout I learned about via New York Times Magazine. Looks like something that can be done from a hotel room, which is perfect because I am currently in a hotel room. © New York Times Magazine It’s basically circuit training. The 12 exercises are: Jumping jacks Wall sit Push-up Abdominal crunch Step-up onto chair Squat Triceps dip on chair Plank High…
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    Exercise Ball Workouts | Fitness Information for Health

  • The Partner Equation is Crucial To Success of Medicine Ball Exercises

    Admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    It’s true that people can go it alone and still get some good from their medicine ball exercises. However, the best ones require a knowledgeable partner. As with many types of exercises, there are times when a partner can increase the benefits of what you are trying to accomplish in a dramatic way. Generating both strength and power are always...
  • Selecting a Medicine Ball is Key to Your Fitness

    Admin
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    There are many types of exercise equipment and programs out on the market today. Many of them promise to help strengthen, tone, or reduce body fat if you choose their program. If you stick with these programs, you will generally achieve your desired goals. Some programs or equipment work better than others and thus will directly impact how fast you...
  • The Stability Ball Chair Is The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    Admin
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:49 pm
    The latest trend is getting your exercise while at work with a simple stability ball chair! This new concept seems to be taking off with great success. Ball chairs are becoming very popular among the working classes that require them to be seated most of the day. They are available in many colors, sizes and can even be special ordered...
  • Swiss Ball Jackknife Exercise

    Admin
    23 Feb 2014 | 6:29 am
    Get A Great Workout In There are a lot of great exercises that can be done with the Swiss ball. These exercises have become more and more popular over the last ten years in the United States, but it is interesting to know about its humble beginnings. Swiss ball exercise first became popular in Switzerland in the early 1960′s it...
  • How to Do Side Crunch on Exercise Ball

    Admin
    30 Jan 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Side crunches are an advanced kind of crunches that helps in keeping the abdomen in shape. Most people find it difficult to get rid of the love handles and belly fat, which are usually a sore to the eye and prevent individuals from looking good in fitting clothes. Everyone dreams of getting a flat stomach so that they can look...
 
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    Personaline

  • How to get a six pack

    Ben (Admin)
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
      Everyone associates fitness with specific muscles so the desire exists to have them. People are desperate to get a six pack and have a flat stomach so become desperate and search everywhere on how to achieve it, purchasing false supplements and living off hope instead of fact. What not many people know is that anyone can have a six pack but it is your genetics that determine how it looks. Take hope that everyone has the potential to have a six pack, so what do you need to do? Lower your body fat percentage Eat as described in the how to lose weight post and lower the amount of fat you…
  • Sleep and recovery

    Ben (Admin)
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
      Sleeping is when the majority of your growth is going to occur and there is also the secretion of growth hormone (HGH) while you sleep. HGH will increase muscle mass and lower body fat so the more you can get your body to secrete, the better. It is of vital importance to sleep as close as you can to eight hours a night in order to be fully rejuvenated and so it allows your body an adequate time to recover. Try to ensure that your sleep patterns are similar each night for maximal muscle gains and recovery. After training, muscles will need seventy two hours to fully recover and be…
  • Carbohydrates

    Ben (Admin)
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
      Carbohydrates are the main source of fuel for our bodies, allowing us to move, breathe and even think. It is converted to a substance known as glycogen which is transported in the blood. There are many types of carbohydrates ranging from sugars, starches and fibres. Each is found in different amounts in different foods but for the purpose of exercise and performance, focusing on the fibre and starches found in potatoes, rice and wholemeal breads will be of greater benefit to you. Avoiding high sugary drinks and simple carbohydrates such as crisps and pastries will ensure you receive…
  • Fat: What you need to know

    Ben (Admin)
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
      Fats have been given a very negative image thanks to the media and fast food chains. There is an excess of fats in most processed foods, however there are good fats that don’t just help your body, but are vital to its’ optimum function. Their main functions are to be stored to be broken down and used for energy, transporting soluble vitamins around the body and to help form structural material of cells and tissues. Monounsaturated fats are also used in the production of testosterone, a vital hormone for protein synthesis (the conversion of protein to muscle mass); polyunsaturated…
  • Insulin, glucagon and fitness

    Ben (Admin)
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
      Insulin and glucagon exist to ensure that your body has ‘fuel’ in order for it to work. Insulin is responsible for the storage of carbohydrates and has multiple effects on protein synthesis (the conversion of protein to muscle), protein degradation (breaking down muscle to protein to use for energy) and glycogen replenishment. It is known as an anabolic hormone as it is used to build. Glucagon on the other hand stimulates fat and liver glycogen breakdown and is known as a catabolic hormone as it is used to breakdown. As you can probably work out, increased amounts of insulin will…
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    Fitzala

  • Health & Fitness of a Trainer #9

    jenni
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hello everyone! Wednesday came quickly this week. Although I’m glad it’s flying by because I can’t wait to move down to San Louis Obispo and start working on our house! Well, it’s not quite ours yet, but our closing date is coming fast and as far as I know, we’re good to go. The rest of the week will look pretty similar to today’s meals. I substitute, switch around, add spices or sauces, but the overall foundation is pretty much the same. I’ve found that simple planning and repeating meals are beneficial for a few reasons. First, repeating meals saves…
  • Health & Fitness of a Trainer #8

    jenni
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Hello all! Lately I’ve been reading about Facebook and their new algorithm. Good thing I don’t spend much time on there because it’s looking like I’ll have to pay to appear in your newsfeed anyways. The actual change happened a while ago, and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my newsfeed. Looks like Twitter and Instagram is where you’ll find me the most! Now I just need to find more time to hang out on there… Anyways, now that I’m finally not traveling for once, I’m happy to show you what a normal day looks like. Breakfast Leftover…
  • Simple Guide to Exercise-Related Pain

    jenni
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    The other day I was doing some box jumps when I felt a sharp pain in my knee. I immediately stopped, worried that I tweaked something. The pain immediately stopped too. I shook out my legs, wary of finishing my leg workout. Still no pain. So I tentatively hopped back up on the box, then down again. Still nothing. “alright, I guess it’s fine” as I slowly started doing my box jumps again. Which made me wonder, how do most people know when to stop exercising and when to keep going? Working out to change your body isn’t easy. Besides actually motivating yourself to do it, you…
  • Health & Fitness of a Trainer #7

    jenni
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Hi all! I’m writing to you from the Dallas airport right now. Geoff and I were visiting my best friend from home in Florida and now we’re on our way back to the PNW. This makes my eats and fitness a bit off, so hopefully you see how to stay healthy while traveling. Eats Breakfast One egg plus 2.5-3 ounces of chicken. Lunch Mixed veggies (from a steamfresh pack!) plus three ounces of leftover chicken and some quinoa. I also had a handful of unpictured almonds to finish it off. Snack Quest cookie dough bar mid-flight from Orlando to Dallas. Dinner Qdoba! Chicken naked burrito, no…
  • Processed Foods Are Hard on Your Diet

    jenni
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:35 pm
    When I first started reading nutrition labels, the only things I looked at were calories, carbs and protein. That’s all I looked at, because that’s all I thought mattered. But it’s not true at all. Ingredients are where it’s at. Take a look and see if you know what they are. Processed food purchases are on the incline, likely because as we get busier, many of us put less time towards thinking about what we’re putting in our mouths. It’s understandable, since it requires brainpower that you might not have when you are grocery shopping after an 8-hour…
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    Articles

  • 3 USELESS SUPPLEMENTS FOR BODY COMPOSITION

    Dayne Hudson
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Some supplements we just can't be without. But like everything, where there's merit, some less credible options can always sneak into the picture. And there are some gym supplements that will hurt your pocket, and do next to nothing for your physique. So, you ask, what are they? 1. TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS Sounds like a great idea. The more testosterone, surely, the more muscle, right? Not neccesarily. Tags: Supplements
  • WHY THE PALEO DIET IS JUST ANOTHER FAD

    Dayne Hudson
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    It happens all the time. Somebody, either a celebrity or a public figure, spruiks the idea of a breakthrough diet that will change our lives forever as we know them, bringing us the results we have always longed for! And the Paleo diet is no different. Sure, it may have it's health benefits, which we'll discuss, but nothing we can't get from any form of eating.Tags: Nutrition
  • WHY YOUR CALVES DON'T GROW AND HOW TO FIX IT

    Dayne Hudson
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Admit it. You walk into the gym with focused, determined and radiating swagger on chest day, arm day, and maybe others, too. You're always looking for improvements there and those particular muscles are always trained at 100% intensity. Then there's these litte things at the bottom of your legs, that are hardly ever on show, called calves. They are at best, an afterthought.Tags: Training
  • THE WORLD'S BIGGEST MUSCLE GROWTH MYTH

    Dayne Hudson
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I know what it's like. Finding out that Santa Claus really doesn't land on your roof, and the easter bunny and the tooth fairy don't really exist - that mum and dad seem to be as talented as Marlon Brando playing all three roles year after year. Yep. And the same goes for some muscle growth myths - such as the idea of training to increase the circulation of hormones like testosterone, growth hormone, and IGF-1 for MORE muscle mass. Tags: Training
  • VIDEO: CROSS FIT IS RUBBISH

    Dayne Hudson
    15 Mar 2014 | 7:05 pm
    The positives and negatives of the widely popular fitness craze, and the truth about the injury rate. Tags: Training
 
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  • How to Push Past 'Resistance' and Enter 'The Zone'

    Jack Franklin
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    It's a place we've all been to but can't remember exactly how we arrived. It's a place where all resistance and distractions fall by the wayside and time seems to disappear. Some people experience this state while reading a great book. Some people when they lose themselves dancing. Others while spending a Saturday with their family. We're talking about "The Zone."The Zone seems to usually be a place reserved for those participating in relaxing, fun, or leisurely activities. It's tough to reach during strenuous activities like lifting weights or high intensity cardio intervals, but it is…
  • Prime8 Pillars

    Jack Franklin
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:10 pm
    There are certain principles that are the underpinning of achievement--in getting the body you want, or anything else in life for that matter. Whether you choose to join Prime8 Fitness and allow us to guide you in attaining your fitness goals or not, if you incorporate the following principles into your day to day life you will become a better person with a better body. These principles are the foundation upon which Prime8 Fitness was built.Personal Sovereignty: No one can hold you accountable except for you. Prime8 Fitness will get you your ideal physique, IF you follow our guidance. We'll…
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T...REST!

    Jack Franklin
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Music is the space BETWEEN the notes. Legendary musician Miles Davis knew this, and by focusing on the correct timing between notes, he created music with his horn that were other-worldly.  Similarly, the timing between your sets, exercises, and workouts are THE key to making your body a thing of beauty. Too much time between your sets or exercises, you waste the burn. Too little rest, you don’t recover enough for gains. Likewise with rest between workouts. Too much, your muscles lose the strength you gain from the last time they were worked. Too little, you risk injury and do not…
  • Free Weights vs Machines

    Jack Franklin
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Weights are heavy. And lifting them is hard, which is why people often resort to working out on machines and using cables. It can feel good in the middle of a tough workout to forgo the ever-so-important aspects of any exercise--balance and stability--and only push or pull. This may very well be the single biggest detractor in achieving the gains you want.Stabilizing Muscles. The fact of the matter is that balancing any weight, albeit just your own body weight or with 300 lbs on your back, takes strength.  And this strength comes from the exact muscle fibers that you ignore when using…
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