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  • 10 Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings and Addiction

    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Most people can’t go through the day without loads of sugar. They come in many forms – donuts, chocolates, soda, coffee and even fruit juices. Everyone knows sugar is bad for our health in one way or another but that doesn’t stop you from consuming more than the allowable amount on a daily basis. But just the thought of ditching your sweet treats already leave you feeling week and sad, which makes you crave for them even more. Sugar has become a vital part of our daily lives. When we need a jolt, we grab a cup of espresso, frappe or milk tea that’s loaded with sugar. When we feel down…
  • Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

    Coach Calorie
    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Healthy snacks are a great way to treat yourself without feeling guilty from all the artificial flavors and preservatives in the typical supermarket baked goods section. During my quest to find the perfect healthy snack, I stumbled upon an excellent idea to make a cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie. This is my own personal adaptation. Finding That Elusive Nighttime Snack I don’t know about you, but nights are when I want to snack. The days…not so much. I needed to find a way to satisfy that craving without it interfering with my goals. I needed the snack to satisfy some…
  • 5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

    T-Nation Articles
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.
  • How To Make Overnight Oats

    Losing It & Loving It
    Angie
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love overnight oats!  The cold, creamy taste of a nutritious bowl of overnight oats makes my heart sing. I like the fact that it’s so simple to make too. The oats absorb the liquid you add and can be eaten warm or cold. I prefer cold. And each glorious bowl fills me up and takes me all the way to lunchtime. I make my overnight oats in a plastic Tupperware like container but you can also make them in mason jars or if you’re at the end of a jar of peanut butter, throw all the ingredients in there.  I personally like to do that with warm oatmeal so the peanut butter melts ahhhh…
  • 20 Worst Pickup Lines and Why Guys Are Dumb Enough to Use Them

    Health - iVillage
    Kimberly Dawn Neumann
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    When it comes to breaking the ice, would these guys get your number?
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease in people who exercise, study finds

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Wine only protects against cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who exercise, according to results from the a study. Evidence suggesting that mild to moderate consumption of wine protects against cardiovascular disease has been accumulating since the early 1990s. In particular, retrospective studies have found that wine increases levels of HDL, the "good" cholesterol. But until now there has been no long-term, prospective, randomised study comparing the effects of red and white wine on HDL cholesterol and other markers of atherosclerosis.
  • Intense exercise during long space flights helps astronauts protect aerobic capacity

    29 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Many astronauts experience a dip in aerobic capacity during long space flights, which can impair their ability to perform complex and demanding routine tasks. In a new article, NASA researchers find that regular, intense in-flight exercise helps preserve cardiovascular stamina.
  • Healthy Moms program helps women who are obese limit weight gain during pregnancy

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Women who are obese can limit their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques including attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition and diet, and keeping food and exercise journals, a study shows.
  • Lifetime of fitness: Fountain of youth for bone, joint health?

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health, and minimize or delay the effects of aging. "An increasing amount of evidence demonstrates that we can modulate age-related decline in the musculoskeletal system," said the lead study author.. "A lot of the deterioration we see with aging can be attributed to a more sedentary lifestyle instead of aging itself."
  • Prenatal alcohol exposure is associated with later excess weight/obesity during adolescence

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Growth deficiency is a defining feature of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). A new study has found that rates of excess weight/obesity are elevated in adolescents with partial fetal alcohol syndrome (pFAS). Additionally, females with FASD may be at a greater risk for excess weight/obesity than males during adolescence.
 
 
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    Health - iVillage

  • 20 Worst Pickup Lines and Why Guys Are Dumb Enough to Use Them

    Kimberly Dawn Neumann
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    When it comes to breaking the ice, would these guys get your number?
  • Are You Really Ready to Get a Dog Together?

    Ronnie Koenig
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Who is going to be responsible for taking care of it?
  • 32 Emotional Signs That He's Cheating

    Raymond B. Green with psychological input from Marcella Bakur Weiner
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    An excerpt from 180 Telltale Signs Mates Are Cheating and How to Catch Them.
  • Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

    HealthDay
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked.
  • So That's How European Women Stay so Slim!

    Amy Capetta
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    For over 20 years, Layne Lieberman, MS, RD, CDN has worked as a nutritionist and dietitian, yet she found that trying to break the grip of America’s love for fattening fast food was not an easy task. However, Lieberman found the answers to the health and obesity crisis during the two years she and her husband moved to Switzerland. “Looking at it from a cultural standpoint, I said, ‘Wow, it’s not that complex.’ When I learned about the cultures of the three healthiest countries in Europe—Switzerland, Italy and France—it became very clear to me how…
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

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    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: Handstand push-ups L-pull-ups Post time to comments. Compare to 130621. Luke and Logan, Bridgton, Maine. A straight bar path in the deadlift with Laura Bruner - [video]
  • Monday 140901

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    For time: Row 30 calories 30 burpees, jumping over the barbell 135-lb. hang cleans, 30 reps Post time to comments. Enlarge image [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Fort Stewart, CrossFit Lackland, CrossFit Steele Creek, CrossFit Ethos, CrossFit Ranch, CrossFit Alaska, Reebok CrossFit Ramsay, CrossFit Getafe Capital Sur, CrossFit STHLM (Stockholm), Reebok CrossFit Northern Ireland, Reebok CrossFit Officine, Reebok CrossFit 09, Reebok CrossFit Sentinel Downtown, Reebok CrossFit PTY, Reebok CrossFit Tuluka. CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Atlanta,…
  • Sunday 140831

    31 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Front squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 140512. Sha Ali. Squat Stance with Austin Begiebing - [video]
  • Saturday 140830

    30 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Jezel and Rachel Bow, Buckeye, Arizona. The Holy Land With Russell Berger: Part 2 - [video]
  • Friday 140829

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    30-20-10 reps for time of: 95-lb. thrusters Chest-to-bar pull-ups Post time to comments. Kyoungjin Yang, Hawaii. Pulling for all You're Worth, CrossFit Journal [article] Week 1 of the CrossFit Team Series has begun!
 
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    T-Nation Articles

  • 5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.
  • Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting Squat

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Which is better, the bodybuilding squat or the powerlifting squat? The ten differences you need to know to maximize results.
  • Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?
  • The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?
  • 4 Bench Press Lies

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If your bench press numbers are stuck, it's probably because you've misinterpreted the good advice of geared lifters. Here's how to get unstuck.
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    Experience Life

  • Fitness Fix: How to Correct Computer Slouch

    Nicole Radziszewski
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hunching over personal electronics can wreak havoc on your posture. The tendency to slouch forward is made even worse by the popularity of laptops, tablets, and technology that encourages people to look down, says Paul Drew, DPT, author of Red Carpet Posture. “Your head comes down and forward and your shoulders round,” he explains. “Eventually, the muscles in the front of the shoulders become tighter and shorter and the muscles in the back become stretched and weaker.” Besides making you look slouchy, this postural habit can lead to upper-and lower-back pain and tension headaches. One…
  • Beating Temptation

    Experience Life Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you eat doughnuts? A new study published in the science journal Neuron suggests that you’d be better off deciding  “no” right now rather than when your coworker presents you with a box of them later. Precommitment, it turns out, is more powerful than willpower. Using MRI data, lead study author Molly Crockett, PhD, University College London neuroscience fellow, found that the brain’s lateral frontopolar cortex (which plays a key role in comparing alternative courses of action) is more active during the “precommitment” phase of decision making. Making yes or no decisions ahead…
  • Skin Deep: 10 Years of Successful Consumer Advocacy

    Heidi Wachter
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Ten years ago, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) began questioning how many personal-care products people used every day and the ingredients used in these products. What they discovered was eye-opening: Most people use 126 unique ingredients on their skin daily, Nearly 85 percent of the ingredients approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in personal-care products had not been evaluated for safety by the agency, the industry’s Cosmetics Ingredient Review panel, or any other regulatory body. They continued to dig deeper, began rating products based on the safety of…
  • ExperienceLife.com, Evolved!

    Jamie Martin
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:32 pm
  • Ibuprofen & Your Body: 10 Things to Know

    Experience Life Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    NSAIDs are everywhere — physicians annually write nearly 100 million prescriptions for them in the United States alone. And people buy billions of nonprescription NSAIDs over the counter each year. But NSAIDs can also increase the risk for illness in many different parts of the body, and they can interfere with the body’s natural healing process. Overuse can trigger a spiral of inflammation that results in autoimmune disease. That’s not all: Some people who take NSAIDs over a long period of time may actually worsen the underlying condition that causes their pain and inflammation.
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    Fitarella

  • #Fueltarian

    Fitarella
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Fueltarian™ is a mindset, a philosophy that how we fuel our mind, body & spirit, is the foundation of how we live our lives. Fueltarian™ embraces all paths that lead us to improve our health and happiness. Fueltarian does not seek to discover which path is “right.” Rather, it recognizes that we are all unique individuals with varying fuel and lifestyle needs and celebrates our differing bioindividual paths. How are you fueling yourself? If you’d like to receive more information about Fueltarian™ and be notified of its launch, please sign up in the form at the top of the…
  • Steam Fresh

    Esther Matus
    3 Jul 2013 | 1:07 pm
    As I’ve mentioned, as far as things in the kitchen go, if it’s not as easily as is humanly possible, I probably can’t be bothered with it. As such, I’m constantly in search for things that will help me eat a healthy diet without causing much additional work to my day. Probably the best discovery I’ve made thus far is Steam Fresh vegetables. I prefer the Pure & Simple blends because they’re just straight vegetables, no sauces or anything that will add unnatural ingredients or unnecessary fat. And since they’re frozen, you don’t have to worry about eating them in a timely…
  • Your Best Stress Relief Comes Between The Sheets, Not In a Pill

    Fitarella
    17 Jun 2013 | 8:23 am
    I have no idea why this one doesn’t stick with people better, but it’s true: sex is a great cure for stress and anxiety. In a world where we look to prescriptions, support groups, and yoga (not that I’m knocking yoga, I LOVE me some yoga!) for all our stress relief, sometimes it’s just as easy as getting your sexy on and hittin’ it. And I’ll tell you this: I know that you THINK about sex a lot. It’s only human. But what I bet happens is that you think, I’m too ____ for sex right now. You can replace that blank with: * tired * mad * in pain * broke * busy Look at that list.
  • Cooking Rant #1

    Esther Matus
    7 Jun 2013 | 1:15 pm
    Can we have real talk for a second? So I’m not a good cook. That’s really sort of an understatement, but I haven’t burnt the house down, yet, so I feel like that means I’m not a terrible cook. Regardless, I really like to eat. And I like to be healthy. And I know how important it is to do a lot of my own cooking if I want to a) eat well and b) be able to afford the rest of my bills. So that being said, easy Paleo recipes is an oft-Googled phrase in my house (don’t ask me about my other common searches, ok?) Anyhow, imagine my delight when I stumble on recipe that has the word…
  • Easy Peasy Healthy Turkey Loaf

    Fitarella
    9 May 2013 | 6:24 am
    I’m not a great cook, and I don’t like complicated recipes. Give me easy, please! Last week, Jody from Truth2BeingFit posted an Instagram of her super easy to make turkey loaf. It looked soooo yummy, and I immediately had to make my own. I tweaked the recipe a little based on what I had at home, but it’s very similar to Jody’s. Ingredients: :: Organic antibiotic & hormone free lean ground turkey :: Organic Free range egg whites :: No sugar added chunky tomato pasta sauce :: Chopped veggies :: Goya Adobo :: Garlic powder :: Coconut oil spray I eyeballed everything,…
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Join me in exercising LESS?

    Carla
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    SWING SET fitness! I know. I say it all the time. The thing is, until I have the world on my band wagon (world wagon?!), I’m gonna say it again and again. In this day & age when everyone admonishes us to increase the exercise! I’m here waving the “sometimes less (time) is indeed more (results)” flag loud & proud. (A flag which is, alas, not quite as fun as my freak flag. You’ll have that.) People frequently ask me about my (finger quote) workout (unFQ) routine (or, more aptly put, my lackthereof). They question its brevity (my activities are often…
  • A long period of applause.

    Carla
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:23 am
    Mine would involve snacks served on skulls. The other night I watched as stars were interviewed on their way to the Emmys. Back in the *day* (AKA pre-Tornado) I used to camp out on the couch and watch the entire red carpet event. I snarked about the dresses.  I mocked the hair-dos.  I devoured each and every interview with Giuliana. I blocked off my entire evening and hung with Hollywood. These days I tend to forget The Emmys is even on (for shame!!) and merely catch a few moments at the tail end of the event. This year I caught not even the “tail moments” but just one…
  • Night owls living in a morning person’s world (guest post).

    Carla
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This summer has been a lot of fun. As a family, we traveled to Ireland for two weeks. The boys and I also spent two weeks at my parents. Between that and one week of camp, there have been some great learning experiences. But we’ve also had several weeks of downtime. And as often happens in our house, the boys and I have reverted to our night owl states. There have been late late nights and late late mornings. Breakfast is often eaten at lunch time. Lunch sometimes get skipped entirely. There is no rhyme or reason to our days. My work and running have been crammed into moments here and…
  • Creative cardio #wycwyc style.

    Carla
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    (Doing what I can when I can. It’s not a fad–it’s my life.) The question I’m most frequently asked is whether I really practice what I preach on my blog. Emails. Tweets. Comments. Facebook messages. It seems the collective you wonder if my philosophy is something to which I actually adhere. move. daily. something. #wycwyc. day in & out. year in & out. until death. It seems the collective you read posts where I yammer about consistency being key and not the amount of exercise and feel called to email & lovingly inquire if that’s really what I do.
  • Use your gifts.

    Carla
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Once upon a time the Tornado was in first grade and was assigned the teacher everyone warned us (and her) away from. You want anyone but Mr. X!! He’s really tough on kids and parents. I was apprehensive but went into the whole experience with an open mind. To my surprise and delight she loved her new teacher.  He led the class (and the parents) with a firm but loving hand. He was a perfect fit for the style of discipline we use at home. One morning before school, as an expression of love for her teacher, the Tornado made him a coffee cup: I vaguely recall asking her later if he liked…
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    NYT > Fitness & Nutrition

  • Well: Are Antidepressants Safe During Pregnancy?

    By RONI CARYN RABIN
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Researchers are finding more evidence that women who take S.S.R.I. depressants like Prozac and Zoloft increase the likelihood of a variety of health problems in their newborns.
  • Well: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House

    By JANE E. BRODY
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    It doesn’t take a flood to encourage the growth of mold in a home. A moist environment will do. A runny nose, coughing and all the rest typically follow.
  • Childhood Diet Habits Set in Infancy, Studies Suggest

    By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Research published in the journal Pediatrics indicates that early preferences for fruits and vegetables or, conversely, sugary drinks last into age 6.
  • Well: Of Little Help to Older Knees

    By NEW YORK TIMES
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Middle-aged and older patients are unlikely to benefit in the long term from surgery to repair tears in the meniscus, pads of cartilage in the knee, a new review of studies has found.
  • Well: A Benefit of Legal Marijuana

    By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    A new study has found evidence that legal access to marijuana is associated with fewer opioid overdose deaths, but researchers said their findings should not be used as the basis for the wide adoption of legalized cannabis.
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    Weighty Matters

  • Coca-Cola's Latest Campaign Is Specifically Targeting Your Teens

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    At least that's what this Bloomberg article surmises, and I don't disagree:"This summer the company printed the 250 most common names of U.S. teens on Coke bottles, hoping that millions of kids will want to buy drinks with their names on them. So far it seems to be working: In the last three months, sales of Coca-Cola have inched up 1 percent in North America."Moreover, do you really think that these cans and bottles won't target your preteens too? And it's not just a theory they're going after your children with this campaign. According to promomedia, one of Coca-Cola's many marketing agency…
  • Saturday Stories: History, Mammoths, and the Most Important Story on Earth

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker asks if it helps to know history? Wait But Why with a great piece on taming your inner mammoth. And Matti Friedman in Tablet with a fascinating piece that in 3 days has been shared over 50,000x on how and why the media made Israel the most important story on earth. [And if you don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, here's my US News and World Report column that aims to answer whether or not you should skip breakfast, here's the Twitter debate I had with Bryce Wylde regarding proof vs. promise and red palm oil benefits, and here's a quick Q&A I did with the…
  • The Onion Reports on Subway's New Footlong Marketing Campaign

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Stay with today's Funny Friday video right until the end to ensure you don't miss the amazing dig at Taco Bell.Have a great weekend!Horrified Subway Execs Assumed People Were Buying Footlongs To Share With A Friend        Related StoriesDeep Thoughts with Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman)He Will be MissedThere Will be no Beans on Mars 
  • Coca-Cola Never, Ever, Markets to Kids - Scholar's Choice Edition

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    You know Coca-Cola would never ever target kids with their advertising, right? I mean that's what they told me in a medical journal once, and no doubt Coca-Cola branded Barbie dolls aren't meant for children, nor was this rated for ages 4 and up Santa's Helper Coca-Cola iPhone app, nor these Coca-Cola comic book ads, nor this Coca-Cola Dr. Seuss soda dispenser at Universal studios, nor this Coca-Cola baby rattle. Nope, Coca-Cola never targets kids. That's why this product my wife spotted for sale at Scholar's Choice (a store for teachers to buy gear for their classrooms) must be mislabeled.
  • Guest Post: The Fitness-Industrial-Complex is Deceiving You!

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    A short while ago science journalist Patrick Mustain wrote to me detailing a new initiative of his called New Body Ethic. After taking some time to look at it, I asked Patrick if he'd be willing to write a guest post to introduce this worthy initiative to Weighty Matters readers. If your job involves working with clients to help improve their health, fitness, or lifestyle, please take a moment to read through and then consider signing up. The Fitness-Industrial-Complex Is Deceiving You. A Group Of Fitness Professionals Is Setting Out To Change That. Patrick Mustain, MPH, MA Chances are, at…
 
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    Diet, Health and Fitness Tips Lisa Johnson Fitness

  • Cross-Training to Reduce Injury

    Lisa Johnson
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    I was watching the PGA Championship this past weekend and the extraordinary run of Rory McIlroy as, stroke by stroke, he made his way to victory. My husband and I began commenting on how common back injuries are in the sport and that a lot of the top players are walking wounded. In golf, you’re only swinging in one direction. Hundreds of times a day when you count time on the driving range practicing. This puts a lot of repeated pressure on the spine, and among elite golfers back, hip, and knee injuries are common. Take this same idea and apply it to a major league pitcher or professional…
  • Recovering From an Injury: When You Should Rest and How to Get Back Into a Training Schedule

    Lisa Johnson
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hop-a-long Catastrophe. That was a nickname I earned at the tender age of two. I’m one of many, though you might not see us at first glance. We’re a sporty bunch, perhaps suffering from more verve than athleticism, but we attack our activities with gusto. Occasionally, though, the activities attack back and we wind up injured. As I mentioned, it started early for me. My pediatrician, an incredibly patient man, was discussing my ability to get in trouble with my Mom. As he spoke, I careened down the hall of his office, slammed into a door, landed on my rump, vaulted back up, and tottered…
  • Paralympics and Boston Bombing Victims

    Lisa Johnson
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    credit: flickr.com/lynnguan Recently I wrote about the Boston Marathon bombing and my thoughts about this year’s pending race. I’m conflicted for sure … but one piece of my research that I thought was kind of amazing was how a former Paralympic athlete has reached out to bombing victims providing them with prosthetics. New Yorker Amy Palmiero-Winters is nothing short of amazing. Losing part of one leg from a motorcycle accident in 1994, she didn’t let it slow her down one bit. No, really, I mean not one bit. She is the world’s fastest female in the marathon for…
  • The Boston Marathon Cometh: I’m Not Ready

    Lisa Johnson
    23 Mar 2014 | 10:49 am
    Credit: Boston Magazine, their famous cover Last year I was playing tennis with my family when we heard the bombs go off. I looked up to the clear blue sky and thought maybe it was a plane going by; one of us said it was probably a truck. About an hour later I knew what happened because a couple dozen people on Twitter were looking for me to see if I was okay. I had written a blog post just that morning about how much I love the Boston Marathon and I had spent an hour or so along the course near my home screaming until I was hoarse (like I always do) and introducing my son to the joys of…
  • If I Couldn’t Walk (The Paralympics Are Here)

    Lisa Johnson
    9 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    credit: Flickr When I was a kid, I read the book Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter. The main character, a young girl, has a very sunny outlook on life, which she shares with everyone else in her small town. But her disposition is tested when she gets hit by a car and loses the use of her legs, unable to find anything positive in the situation. Buoyed by the townspeople she helped, Pollyanna is able to turn her initial anger and bitterness around, finding a way to fight through it and make her way in the world. The story has always stayed with me, but at the time when I first read the book, my…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • How To Feel Better Right This Second

    Amelia Phillips
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Feeling a little blah? Don’t know what made you feel so – what is the bus driver or boss at work? Here are some instant mood lifters to turn that frown upside-down. You are who you hang around: Hang out with someone who is in a happy mood because moods are contagious. Like the yawning effect, if you hang around people that are positive and laughing you will be caught up in their endorphins. Mayo Clinic studies show laughing has great short and long-term benefits to your moods. Catch up with a good friend:The chocolate café San Churro recently completed a survey in Australia…
  • 5 Breakfast Tips For Faster Weight Loss

    Amelia Phillips
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    They say, we should eat breakfast like a king, and rightfully it’s the most important meal of the day with a reason. After over 8-9 hours of fasting (assuming you’re not indulging in midnight snacking), our bodies are hungry for nutritious, fibre-rich food so your digestive system can get a kickstart. In addition, research shows that if you’re trying to lose weight, skipping the first meal of the day is an absolute no-no! So this is what you’ve ought to do if weight loss is on the agenda for you. Have cereal with large flakes: Research shows that the size of the cereal…
  • Recipe of the month: Pumpkin and Feta Fritters

    Amelia Phillips
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    These Pumpkin & Feta Fritters are life changing. The perfect breakfast alternative to bread – nutrient dense, all natural and preservative free. They are even nut free, so perfectly lunchbox and allergy friendly. Make a batch this weekend and kickstart Monday with nourishing whole foods. Ingredients (Makes 6) 2 cups grated raw pumpkin ¼ cup Goat’s feta, crumbled ¼ cup coconut flour, sifted 1 tablespoon psyllium* 1 large handful coriander, chopped 1 tablespoon chilli flakes 2 eggs, free range Sea salt & pepper, to taste Coconut oil, for shallow frying Method To a large bowl, add…
  • How Your Mobile Phone Is Messing Up With Your Brain

    Amelia Phillips
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You’re probably reading this on one of them right now, but while mobile phones might just be the lifesaver of this generation, they’re also the beast. According to a 2012 study, 73 percent of Americans would feel panicked if they were forced to be disconnected for an extended period of time. There’s no better proof for this study than just looking around in restaurants, coffee shops or bars – you would rarely find a table these days that’s mobile phone-free. A little digital detox is vital and for all the right reasons, to prove it, take a look at the chart…
  • 8 Motivation Tips To Hit The Gym Post-Work

    Amelia Phillips
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    We’ve all had that moment when the minute your step out of the office doors, all you want to do is crawl home, eat dinner out of the freezer or a tin (worse!) and pass-out while watching a movie in bed. After sitting on a desk and attending back-to-back meetings for 10-hours, who would want to burst the butt on the treadmill, anyway? I know… I hear you. We’ve all been there. But sometimes, this de-motivating chatter is only in the head and not how you really well about breaking a sweat. Here are 8 foolproof ways to never miss a workout post-work. Follow them and I promise…
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    Workout Mommy

  • Home workout ideas from Ashley Horner

    workoutmommy
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    I’ve gotten a lot of emails about the various workout programs out there so I wanted to let you know that Ashley Horner, one of my my favorite fit mommies, is offering a sale on her training programs this weekend only.  Get 25% off with code HORNERLABORDAY She offers programs that can be done at home or ones that can be done in a gym. I have Pipehitter and LOVE it!  It is crazy intense, but it has delivered great results! She also has a track workout program that I plan to try next.  If you are looking to improve your running,  this would be a great choice!   While I could…
  • Making the Most of Your Workouts

    workoutmommy
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    If you are just getting started with your fitness lifestyle, today’s post from Amanda is just for you!  For moms, finding the time and energy to maintain a workout regimen is often challenging. Between work, raising children, running a household and maintaining relationships, finding the time to work out can be difficult, to say the least. That’s why, for most of us, workouts need to be quick, enjoyable and, most importantly, effective. Well, if effectiveness is what you seek, look no further. Keep reading to discover tips on how to enhance the quality of your workouts, and…
  • A must have for your home gym: the MostFit suspension strap

    workoutmommy
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    With 4 little kids running around,  I usually need to get my fitness on the fly. Like when I do kettlebell workouts in my kitchen.  (in my pajamas!) Or when I take my kids to hills and we run sprints. Or  when I workout with my sandbag in my backyard. Or when I run stairs with a weighted vest. I love fitness equipment that is portable, easy to use, and affordable. When MostFit told me they offered a suspension strap  for under $30,  I jumped on the chance to try it out. I highly recommend this one gang!  It can do all the same exercises  as the “other” one for a much better…
  • The “continental” breakfast at a hotel

    workoutmommy
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    This weekend I went away with my boys to a family wedding.  We stayed in a nice hotel and for the most part I was able to make good food choices. On the return trip home,  my car keys somehow disappeared and I ended up stranded at a hotel with 4 small kids and no means of transportation.   (the spare key was back home and we would have to wait until the next morning to get it.  Ugh.)   The next morning we set out to eat the free continental breakfast offered by the hotel.   My feeling of  ”great, I am saving money” turned into  ”I would pay anything to have better…
  • Fitness here, there and everywhere!

    workoutmommy
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    Need some fresh fitness ideas for the dog days of August?   Here ya go! Loading that laundry? How about some squats! Going to the mailbox? Lunge, lunge, lunge! My latest post on Health Central has some fun ideas for adding more fitness into your busy day.   If you have a vacation planned this month (LUCKY YOU!),  here is a post I wrote on ways to keep your fitness goals when traveling.  I always make sure the hotel has a gym with good equipment,  do you?   copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Fitness here, there and everywhere!
 
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • A realization - a perhaps a start - into other avenues?

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    I have found myself behind folks at the grocery store lately with stacks and stacks of coupons and I don't know why I haven't been using them myself, so I started clipping.  I don't get mad at having to wait behind these people -- I am usually in awe of their savings.   I can't pretend like I don't buy half of this shit because this is a "weight loss" blog because I always HAVE.   I am over that.  It's been ten and a half years, kids.  I am maintaining my weight loss without a stitch of "diet" food.   Mama buys some boxed food-stuffs, hell, I buy a lot of it.   I live on some seriously…
  • Eat your vegetables first after WLS

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    WHAT?!
  • Rewind The Future Video Campaign - Blame away the obesity!

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    An anti-obesity commercial from Strong4Life blames parents, for our children's obesity with a side of french fries and a dose of electronic gadgets. Is this where I thank my parents?  Uh, no. The video (now viral!) presents a thirtysomething man (I am 35) whom played video games and ate lots of fast-food start with snapped-Mcdonald's fries from Momma.   I did not.  I got super morbidly obese anyway.  TAKE THAT STRONG4LIFE. Marketers and anti-obesity advocates -- LISTEN:  IT IS NOT THAT SIMPLE.  Obesity is a multifaceted disease and we cannot simply lay blame on someone's mom and dad (or…
  • New Ultra Multi Formula with Iron - Now Available

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    Order here - •Just 3 capsules per day •A single daily dosage contains 45 mg Elemental Iron •Contains 3,000 of Vitamin D3
  • Fast Food?

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • 10 Tips to Stop Sugar Cravings and Addiction

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Most people can’t go through the day without loads of sugar. They come in many forms – donuts, chocolates, soda, coffee and even fruit juices. Everyone knows sugar is bad for our health in one way or another but that doesn’t stop you from consuming more than the allowable amount on a daily basis. But just the thought of ditching your sweet treats already leave you feeling week and sad, which makes you crave for them even more. Sugar has become a vital part of our daily lives. When we need a jolt, we grab a cup of espresso, frappe or milk tea that’s loaded with sugar. When we feel down…
  • 15 Fat Burning Foods to Eat Today

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    If you want to burn fat and shape a lean body, eat fat burning foods most of the time.  Its that simple.   What makes it tough to do?  That's simple too.  Bad eating habits.   Below is a fat-burning menu for you to eat on any day: Breaking bad eating habits is tough to do because they are formed over a long period of time.  And, bad food tastes good or we wouldn't eat it.  In an attempt to lose weight, many turn to starvation diets.  Unfortunately, starvation diets eventually give you what you're trying to avoid--weight gain.If you've…
  • Medicine Ball Interval Cardio Burns More Fat

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Medicine ball interval cardio is very intense exercise and burns fat like crazy. You won't get bored doing medicine ball cardio but you will be exhausted!Power, or speed strength (how fast your muscles can produce force) is one of the best ways to improve your workout efficiency (do more work in less time). To do this, you need to workout faster to retrain your neuromuscular system.High intensity interval cardio training (HIIT) will:a) significantly boost your metabolism--during and after exercise,b) give you less muscle mass loss,c) give you a faster rate of body fat-to-energy…
  • 7 Fats that Burns Belly Fat and Body Fat

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    by Shawn Wells, R.D.Hi, it’s Shawn Wells, Registered Dietitian and weight loss expert, and today I need to talk to you about a rather uncomfortable truth:  the vast majority of good folks all around the world, perhaps just like you, are carrying a significant amount of excess weight around their mid-section.Now, not only can this excess belly flab be demoralizing, carrying a devastating physical and emotional toll, but excess abdominal fat is even DEADLIER than you might imagine.  In fact, research has shown this type of fat to possess more potentially fatal health risks than any…
  • 5 Things that Keep Stubborn Fat on Your Body

    8 Aug 2014 | 1:47 am
    You’re doing everything you can…You have cut your portions…you have worked out a little harder this week (or month)…and you have started to have more fruits and vegetables.But: The fat seems to be sticking put.So what gives?Well, here are five possible reasons why you’re holding on to the fat:1. You’re Getting OlderFor a moment, let’s face some cold hard facts: We are getting older, and there is not much we can do about that.As each year passes, our metabolic rate decreases, which means we don’t need nearly as much food to eat each day.However, that doesn’t stop us from…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • New York Times: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

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

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

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

    9 Aug 2014 | 9:03 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
  • Is A High-Fat Diet Good For Diabetics?

    9 Aug 2014 | 8:51 pm
    A Swedish study showing a low-carbohydrate diet provides moderate benefits for diabetics has been looked at again.It now finds reduced inflammation in diabetics, who were given advice on a high-fat diet with fewer carbohydrates.The study from the Annals of Medicine:"Advice to follow a low-carbohydrate diet has a favourable impact on low-grade inflammation in type 2 diabetes compared with advice to follow a low-fat diet"To read the study, Click Here.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins…
 
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    Starling Fitness

  • Motivate Your Mind And Your Body Will Follow

    Laura Moncur
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    I found this image on Incensus – Motivate the mind, and the body will follow It reads: Motivate your mind and your body will follow. It’s true. The days when I meditate are easier for me when it comes to eating and exercise. Meditation is just sitting still for fifteen minutes. Logically, it burns hardly any calories, but EVERYTHING is easier for me when I have concentrated on getting my meditation done. The next time you’re tempted to skip a workout or eat everything in the fridge, take fifteen minutes and do a meditation. Here are some entries that talk about meditations…
  • Exercise Is Totally Hard And Stuff

    Laura Moncur
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    I was looking at A New Leaf in Everfree and I found this animated GIF from the game, Animal Crossing. It reads: Cookie, the lazy dog, says, “Yeah, exercise is totally hard and stuff. I think I’m gonna go take a nap and read a book or whatever.” It’s true. If you over-do it, like I did for YEARS, exercise is hard and stuff. I have lost 51 pounds NOT over-doing it. I have consciously tried to keep my exercise totally mellow and stuff. My only goal is to move for thirty minutes. The way I’ve achieved that goal is by taking the dog for a walk every day. We average a…
  • Health and Fitness Magazines Never Had What I Needed

    Laura Moncur
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    I saw the ad on the corner of the screen. I can’t even remember where I was on the vast chasms of the Internet, but I saw it there: an ad for Self Magazine. I was surprised when I saw it because I wasn’t attracted to it. The inexpensive price for the subscription didn’t attract me. The six free gifts didn’t attract me. Not even the gym tote attracted me. None of it drew me nearer. But that somehow seemed wrong. Usually, when I am losing weight, I am DESPERATE for positive motivation. The last time I weighed as little as 180.6 pounds, I was subscribed to no less than…
  • Can’t Buy It. Can’t Read It In A Book.

    Laura Moncur
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 pm
    I have been rereading my entries about my spiritual experiences, because they are… lacking… Starling Fitness – The Spiritual Awakening: The Other Presence Starling Fitness – The Spiritual Awakening: At One With The Universe Starling Fitness – The Spiritual Awakening: On The Roof No matter how I rewrite them, I can’t convey the feeling that I had when I had them. I can’t even recreate them in my mind and feel the same feeling. I am completely incapable of making you feel that feeling I had when I was at the Blue Man Concert or so desperate with Calculus…
  • How To Start And End Your Day With Love

    Laura Moncur
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    I read the headline to this old Sara Lee advertisement and I thought to myself, “THAT! That was my problem for so long!” It reads: How to start and end your day with love. Pecan Morning Love Strawberry French Cheesecake Evening Love That’s what we all want, right? We want to start our day with love and we want to end our day with love. The only problem with this ad is the idea that it comes in a pie tin. I’m not villianizing pie and coffee cake, mind you. You can work a slice of pie into your diet as well as any other high calorie food. I’m just pointing out that…
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    Mamavation

  • Water at Risk: The Dangers to Your Family’s Drinking Water

    Gina Badalaty
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Water is our planet’s most precious resource. It cannot be replaced; only cleaned and recycled, and it is the basis for all life. But Earth’s water is in crisis now. All over the world, access to potable water is in jeopardy – even right here in the U.S. Here are the major drinking water dangers and what you can do about them: The Problem: Water Quality in Your Own Home As we recently reported, even here in American, drinking water can be tainted and toxic. The dangers lurking in your tap water can include arsenic, pesticides, lead, toxic levels of fluoride, harmful bacteria,…
  • Training Tips for the 2 Week Challenge

    Elizabeth
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The latest episode of Mamavation TV kicked off the #2WeekChallenge with Leah and Mark Segedie teaming up to prepare us for the challenge and getting into a fitness routine. We also had Mamavation Bootcamp 18 Graduate Dee Copeland as a guest to talk about her personal journey with fitness and weight loss. Dee has taken the long road to health and fitness, now going on 6 years. She didn’t opt for a quick fix or fad diet to drop weight, she made lifestyle changes and committed to making healthier choices. She has lost an inspiring 115 pounds so far! So inspiring, in fact, that she decided…
  • There’s WHAT in My Sandwich? Detoxing Unhealthy Peanut Butters

    Gina Badalaty
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Back to school time is here, and for frazzled moms in a hurry that often means your back up lunch solution: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Easy to make and easy for kids to loves, this mainstay of American school lunches can be found everywhere, but peanut butter is not necessarily as good as it’s cracked up to be. And if you asked most kids what’s in peanut butter, they’d probably say, “mushed peanuts,” but that jar of nut butter may have a few surprises in store for you. We’re going to sort the good from the bad, so you can choose the healthiest peanut butter for your…
  • Earth Footwear Seeks 30 Fashion Forward Bloggers For Reviews

    Mamavation
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Contemporary Style, Contemporary Comfort Earth Footwear, a modern collection of smartly styled casual footwear, is made for real women and their real lives. They combine contemporary styling with uncompromised comfort to create a collection that brings a refreshing new twist to footwear–letting women look and feel their best when they’re on the move. The Fall/Winter 2014 Earth Collection starts at $85 to $200, with the majority of the collection under $100! Each shoe features a cushioned footbed for all day comfort with a padded heal area to displace shock, a reinforced arch support to…
  • Nutiva Back-to-School Twitter Party August 27th

    Mamavation
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Every year at this time, we are all challenged with Back-to-School logistics for the kids. We have to get school supplies, new clothes & shoes. And then we have to start thinking about what we are going to feed them for lunch during the year. School Lunches vs. Packed Lunches School lunches are not what they used to be. In fact, most public schools don’t even have the ability to cook in a kitchen anymore, so they rely on highly processed, GMO-laden, sugar-added food to feed the children. In fact, my son’s school feeds the children Pop Tarts (I’m not kidding) and Fruit…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Paddle-board or Paddle-Craft?

    Aaron Usiskin
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    A NEW CATEGORY OF PADDLECRAFT that sets previously unknown standards for comfort, stability, dry ride and versatility. Deck mounted on fore and aft tracks, the patented adjustable ergonomically designed seat and leaning post combination allows you to PADDLE OR FISH from a supported standing position or from a seated position. Whether you want to FISH - CRUISE - EXPLORE, you must try the CRUISERBOARD. THERE’S NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT on the water! Easier to paddle than a SUP and dryer and more comfortable than a kayak. Multiple Uses: Fishing: Fishing from a CruiserBoard in a seated position is…
  • Music, Heart rate, Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds!

    Aaron Usiskin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Earables are coming and they are coming fast, this movement is going to make the smartphone look slow.The next generation all-in-one training solution with integrated heart rate monitor. Take your training to the next level and get the ultimate wireless workout with Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds and the Jabra Sport Life™ app. This all-in-one training solution combines an in-ear precision heart rate monitor, immersive Dolby® sound, and real-time voice coaching that will inspire you to achieve the impossible. Cut the clutter and experience true freedom of movement without…
  • CrankPump, Simply Brilliant!

    Aaron Usiskin
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    Like the wheel, sliced bread, suspension bikes, CrankPumps make you say, Duh, this will be added to every cyclist bag of tricks.Most new bicycles have a hollow axle between the pedal cranks. That hollow space is the perfect size for a bike pump. CrankPump is a CO2 pump for Shimano Hollowtech cranks. Simply unscrew the existing plastic bolt, screw in CrankPump, and forget about it until you need it.Bike pumps are annoying. They live on a bracket that hangs off your bike getting ugly, dirty and lost, or they live in your back pocket beating up your kidneys. Sometimes they live…
  • Hauling Gear With Your Bike just Got Easier!

    Aaron Usiskin
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Brouhaha Bike Trailer from Wisconsin-based Rollout Self-Propelled Trailers puts a bit of horsepower behind your two-wheeler. Unlike on some other electric-powered bike trailers, that horsepower doesn't make pedaling any easier; it simply adjusts for the weight of the load so that the cyclist can pedal like normal while carrying everything from a full tailgating set-up to a stand-up paddleboard.Brouhaha
  • iPhone Bumper Thong!

    Aaron Usiskin
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    The RADIUS v2 is not a bumper case, nor it is a snap case, it is not your conventional iPhone 5/5s case. The profile of the case is so slim, it barely extends beyond the sleep and the volume buttons on the sides of the iPhone 5/5s. It’s very light, thin and, unlike many aluminum bumpers and cases, during our testing, we didn’t experience any signal loss. We gave a few prototypes to our teammates to use and we have a hard time gathering those back for the video shoot because they love it so much, they call it their iPhone bikini. Gold $89.99Limited Edition "300" Titanium $169.99
 
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • The Perfect Honeymoon for Trail Runners - His/Her National Championships!

    Scott Dunlap
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    What do trail runners do on their honeymoon? Well, if you are newlyweds David and Megan Roche, you get hitched at 10,000 feet, spend a week running and biking through Colorado, then zip over to North Carolina to pick up his-and-her USATF 10k National Championships and a couple of spots of Team USA for the World Championships in Italy.(Calling all sponsors - adorability factor is beyond category)Phew! I'm tired just typing it!(How much shwag do you get when husband and wife make Team USA? Boo-yah!)(They clean up nice too)Be sure to check out their delightful blog post about the whole week,…
  • Twice the Fun at the Pikes Peak Double

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    This last weekend, I had the great pleasure of joining 2,200+ mountain runners for some high altitude fun at the 59th annual Pikes Peak Ascent/Marathon in Manitou Springs, CO. This year I signed up for the "double" - the 13.3 mile Ascent on Saturday, and the full Marathon on Sunday - which would provide two trips to 14,000'+ elevation, and some time in between to show the family some of the sites. I had some challenges along the way, but nothing that the awesome volunteers and great weather couldn't overcome. Now I'm officially a Doubler!I ran the Pikes Peak Marathon (PPM) last year for the…
  • Congrats, Lisa Smith-Bachen on Finishing The Badwater Quad

    Scott Dunlap
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Imagine attempting the original Badwater course, 135+ miles across Death Valley right to the top of Mt. Whitney, and then turning around and doing it backwards. Now imagine refueling and doing the double ONE MORE TIME. That's the Badwater Quad, 584 miles of complete insanity. And it's what Lisa Smith-Batchen finished in July in 14 days, 3 hours, and 51 minutes, becoming the first woman to do so. The LA Times has a great write up about it here. (Lisa on one of her four passes down the highway)(Elation!)Lisa and her crew went after the grueling record to raise money for clean water, and is…
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    calorielab.com

  • Dr. J: Exercise Lifestyle Activist and Opportunistic Arborist

    dr-j
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am Dr. J, and I am an exercise lifestyle activist. An exercise lifestyle activist can be defined as someone who is very active himself or herself, and is an especially active, vigorous advocate of this cause, including trying to persuade people to change their behaviors to improve their health and fitness. I want you all to be exercise lifestyle activists too. I do this for myself by incorporating exercise into my lifestyle. Exercise for me is not only a trip to the gym or a run along the road. Exercise is my way of life. For example, I had recently planned to go to the fitness center, but…
  • California Couple Go to Extremes to Avoid Sugar by Rowing across the Pacific

    CalorieLab
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy FatChanceRow.org I think it’s safe to say that Sami Inkinen and Meredith Loring are not like you and me, even though I don’t know anything about you. Sami is Finnish, and co-founded the online real estate site Trulia, which enabled him to retire quite comfortably to pursue his favorite activities, all of which are exhausting, and to become one of the top-ranked amateur triathletes in the country. Meredith, who is married to him, was a competitive gymnast before she became a Silicon Valley software product manager. Along with a fondness for grueling tests of endurance,…
  • Flexible Restraint: A Healthy Lifestyle Beats Complex Diet Rules

    CalorieLab
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Nikol Lohr/Flickr I’ve worked with many patients over the years who have gone on diets with strict rules but end up gaining the weight back. These clients were afraid that without a lot of rules, they will eat uncontrollably. With so much high-calorie food available it can be easy to overeat, especially if you are highly responsive to the sight or smell of food. Although relying on rigid rules to control eating can help weight loss in the short run, people often find they can’t continue long term. Then they relapse and their eating feels more out-of-control than…
  • Don’t Taze Me, Bro!: Dr. J’s Tense Encounter with the Police

    dr-j
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Cliff/Flickr Recently, I had a encounter with law-enforcement in which it became clear to me that looking or behaving a little differently or being in an unusual place could lead to unfortunate consequences. “Possible 10–66, Unkempt Homeless Person Fleeing Scene” It all started when I heard a short police siren blast behind me as I was running. Stopping, I turned, faced the two officers coming towards me, and asked, “What do you want?” “We saw you put your something in your pants,” said one of the deputy sheriffs. This was not a prank, so…
  • Fruits on the Ground: Thoughts about a War on Obesity

    CalorieLab
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Igor Dewe – Selling My Juice – 2012 Performance Art At least you don’t live in Kentucky If you’ve been unhappy of late with the state of your health or your weight or your physical condition, at least take some consolation from the fact that you don’t live in Kentucky. Unless you do live in Kentucky, of course. In which case you have my sincere sympathies. For non-Kentuckians who really want to feel better about themselves, I recommend reading “Appalachian Health Crisis is a Study of What Ails Us,” an article by Laura Ungar that appeared in USA Today…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • #MicroblogMondays 1: Ishiguro for Chickens

    Mel
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is?  Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* Back on May 12th, I made myself a note that reads: “Ishiguro for chickens.” That’s it. Ishiguro for chickens. I have no clue what this means now, though it’s intriguing.  Was I considering a situation […]
  • What is #MicroblogMondays…

    Mel
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    Take back your blog. MicroblogMondays is a response to the mass exodus from long blogging in your own space to writing status updates on other social media sites.  Instead of writing out posts in their own home on the Web, more and more people are opting to place their brilliant, witty observations or thought-provoking images […]
  • Study Finds that Happiness is Tied to Meeting (or Exceeding) Expectations

    Mel
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    There was an interesting study out of University College London that found a mathematical equation for predicting moment-to-moment happiness. Basically, we really ARE Douglas Adam’s human lab mice.  By being dropped what we perceive to be tiny rewards for our choices, we feel happiness.  We want to feel as if our work has a purpose […]
  • 509th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    I just watched online the pilot for a very cute new show on NBC this fall called A to Z.  It’s essentially 500 Days of Summer, with an online dating site swapped in for Joseph Gordon Levitt’s greeting card career. And you can watch the pilot too!  It’s 26 minutes long.  So… maybe a lunch […]
  • IComLeavWe: September 2014

    Mel
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    Welcome back to IComLeavWe. It stands for International Comment Leaving Week, but if you say it aloud, doesn’t it sounds like “I come; [but] leave [as a] we”? And that’s sort of the point. Blogging is a conversation and comments should be honoured and encouraged. I like to say that comments are the new hug–a […]
 
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Telecommuting: How and Why to Do It

    Mark Sisson
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our jobs define us, for better or worse. When we’re out at a party and someone asks “What do you do?” we don’t talk about our love of Eastern European history or our kite-flying or the workout regimen we’ve recently put together. We talk about how we make money – our job, our work – probably because it’s only natural to focus on the activities that allow us to eat, have a roof over our heads, and stay relatively clothed. But it’s also because work is the single biggest time sucker in our lives. The average American adult with kids and a…
  • Dear Mark: Unschooling and Letting Your Freak Flag Fly

    Mark Sisson
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Today’s edition of Dear Mark has a theme: being a Primal freak and proud of it. First up is a question about the Primalness of unschooling, a learning method that isn’t really a method and challenges everything most people think they know about education. Since hunter-gatherers didn’t attend schools, instead learning about the world by living in and being curious about it, does it follow that modern children can also learn effectively without formal education meted out by an authority? I think so. And then I help a reader discover the joy of reveling in one’s…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 311

    Mark Sisson
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    I recently returned to the The Paleo View podcast to hang out with Stacy and Sara and talk about a bit of everything. Go have a listen. I also paid a visit to Extreme Health Radio, where I talked about the importance of cultivating play in our lives, building muscle on our bodies, and much more. Research of the Week Stress inhibits calorie burning; calmness enhances it. As humans doubled our population over the past 35 years, invertebrates lost almost half of theirs. Bright light exposure in the morning was enough to lower body fat and appetite in obese women. Interesting Blog Posts The…
  • Cauliflower Muffin Bites

    Worker Bee
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you’ve ever tried to make a cauliflower pizza crust and liked the flavor but not the soggy doesn’t-really-hold-together texture, then cauliflower muffin bites are the way to go. Easier to make and much more likely to hold together, these mini muffins make a nice snack, side dish or appetizer. In fact, there’s no reason you can’t turn these into “pizza muffin bites” by adding grated cheese, olives and pepperoni. Think of this recipe for cauliflower muffins as a template that you can add all sorts of different flavors to. Try: Black olives, oregano and thyme with feta sprinkled…
  • Over 100 Pounds Lost: Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    Guest
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! My story starts with a girl, two actually, to be accurate, and also a beloved uncle. The ladies are my daughter and my wife. After years trying to start a family, my wife and I were fortunate to adopt our daughter from foster care in 2011. At…
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    Carole Carson

  • Create Your Own Salad Dressing: Save Calories and Dollars

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

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

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

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

  • How to Handle Your Tensions

    Fitness Freak
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    • Pressures in life-on the job, in our social and family relations are always present. • Pressures are necessary and useful. • Pressures are undesirable only when they cause us to feel the ill effects of tension. • Tension is a highly individual, personal reaction to pressures. • There’s never a need to worry about […]
  • When Do You Need A Psychiatrist?

    Fitness Freak
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    • Emotional health is indispensable to a sense of well-being, and sometimes we do need professional psychotherapy. • There is a great difference between a psychotic individual and a neurotic one. The psychotic usually requires hospitalization, but the neurotic, although he may be unhappy, can go through life without losing touch with reality. • The […]
  • How to Slim Down Your Stomach with Resistance Bands

    John Keefe
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    There are thousands of websites out there that promise you some kind of miracle treatment, pill or diet that will help you lose weight effortlessly. As soon as you read something like that, the alarm bells should go off in your head, as they are most probably trying to tell you something utterly useless. The […]
  • How to Lose 80 Pounds on an Exercise Bike

    Lucy Watkins
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    When you’re exercising you need to achieve at least one thing, consistency. Regular exercise is crucial in reaching your goal of losing 80 pounds. Not only that, you also need to keep exercising to keep your physical health intact. While 80 pounds may sound like something unattainable, the truth is that it comes down to […]
  • How to Fight Fatigue

    Lynn Adren
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    We should always keep in mind that a certain amount of fatigue at all age levels is to be expected. From time to time, things go on in our bodies that are not completely normal, but not necessarily serious. Slightly erratic functions of the organs of the body may reduce our normal quota of daily […]
 
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Losing Weight For Good

    fitness guy
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Losing weight for good is a big topic. There will also not be much said about some fairly obvious health issues. If you smoke or have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you probably realize that this isn’t good for you. The same with overeating. Some of the methods here can help you with these issues, but I am not going to go into any detail about subjects that are so extensively covered all over the mainstream media and internet. The same with the advice to exercise. I do refer to exercise in the breathing section, but I don’t spell out ‘get x number of hours of exercise per…
  • Tips to Help Someone Quit Smoking

    fitness guy
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Many non-smokers are interested in learning how to help someone quit smoking. If you have a friend or relative who smokes, you may not realize how hard it is for them to give up this habit. Even though the smoker knows how harmful smoking is, wanting to quit and being able to quit are two entirely different matters. Tips to Help Someone Quit Smoking Tips to Help Someone Quit Smoking You may have already quit smoking yourself, but that doesn’t mean that you can advise another smoker. Each person has their own reasons for smoking and faces different challenges in overcoming the habit. A…
  • Avoiding Dangerous Raw Foods

    fitness guy
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Avoiding dangerous raw foods is not difficult if you are careful. A raw foods diet is probably one of the healthiest diets that a person can follow, but like all restrictive diets, it has its dangers. In this article we will consider some of those dangers and how to avoid them. You can avoid most risk of food poisoning on a raw foods diet by following the raw vegan version which avoids all of these foods. However, that has its own challenges – see the section on vitamin B12 below. Avoiding Dangerous Raw Foods Avoiding dangerous raw foods Salmonella And Other Bacterial Diseases It is…
  • Weight Gain During Menopause

    fitness guy
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Weight Gain During Menopause is a real issue for most women after a certain age. You reach for that favorite pair of jeans, you try to slide them on but they wont button. You struggle from day to day to keep the gain off of your once fabulous body. But the rolls and layers of fat keep coming on that body of yours. You diet and exercise on a daily basis but those 10 to 30 pounds just wont come off. You join a gym or a woman’s work out class but you still jump on the scale and it still reads the same. You just want to scream or jump back in bed and hide under the covers. Is this you?
  • Theanine – A Safe Amino Acid for relaxation

    fitness guy
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    I will often try a safe supplement for different ways to improvaninee one trait or another in myself. Sometimes I go for energy, I have experimented with concentration, and of course strength or endurance. My wife is struggling with some digestive issues in the evening and we were thinking it may be stress related which leads to either Gaba or Theanine. I opted for the Theanine What is Theanine? Theanine is an amino acid, which is one of the building blocks of protein. Strange thing about this amino is that it seems to have a calming affect when taken. Theanine has a chemical structure very…
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Going into the start of football season, there is plenty of expert commentary on what makes up the “right stuff” when evaluating quarterbacks. Everything from arm strength to height to foot skills to the size of their hands was measured and dissected to find the magic combination of variables. While the body mechanics of delivering a football on target are vital, QBs rely even more on their vision both before and after the ball is snapped.It’s not just knowing where and when to look at an opposing defense but also understanding what to look for across the line. Defensive players are…
  • How To Train The Runner's Brain - An Interview With Jason Fitzgerald

    5 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    As productive human athletes, we just assume that we can knock down any walls put in front of us and conquer new feats of greatness if "we just put our mind to it."  Our conscious brain sets goals, gives pep talks and convinces us that with the right training plan, we can finish a race of any distance. But, when we're stretching our training run farther than ever before, the little voice in our head pops up to try to talk some sense into us; "that's enough for today" or "there's a lot of pain happening right now, time to quit."  As I discussed in last week's post about the…
  • Fight Fatigue By Overriding Your Brain's Urge To Quit

    29 May 2014 | 1:44 pm
    What makes an endurance athlete quit? Not quit the sport, but quit during a competition.  Every runner, swimmer, or cyclist starts a race with the desire to win or at least achieve a personal best time.  They’ve done the pre-race math - keep at a certain pace for the entire distance to achieve the target time.  Their wearable technology keeps them updated on heart rate, distance and split times to stay on that pace.  However, at the finish line, many athletes are not able to maintain their strides/strokes per minute, giving in to the perception that their energy tank is…
  • Marathons Are Tough On The Heart, But Training Helps

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Now that it’s mid-April, thousands of amateur runners are realizing the time has come to get serious about their Spring marathon training plans.  The easier 4-6 mile weekday jogs increase quickly into 10-15 mile weekend long runs.  For those new to endurance distances, this jump in mileage can put a strain not only on the legs but also on the heart.  In fact, there’s been some confusing research in the press lately with some claiming a marathon can do some coronary damage while others praising the health benefits of the cardiovascular training.First, the encouraging news.
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • 30 Day 1 Thing Daily Challenge: Play Along

    Angie
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    My friend and the awesome gal who partnered up with me for my Better Healthy Living Challenge has her own challenge in September. It’s called the 30 Day, 1 Thing Daily Challenge. Play along and challenge yourself. Glenneth will post more about this challenge on her blog over at Your Path to Fit on September 1st.  This challenge is for beginners to advanced. Be sure to keep the hashtag #1ThingDaily going on all your social channels. Here’s the plan laid out for you. Don’t miss out!  Looking forward to hearing how you challenge yourself.  
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane: Destination Roatan, Honduras

    Angie
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    It’s vacation time!  Luggage is all packed and we are leaving on a jet planet to Roatan, Honduras. We’ll be staying active while on vacation, you can bet on that.  We’ll be snorkeling, walking the beach, swimming, kayaking and much more. BUT we are also going to enjoy the downtime and relax. There will be no work, just play. OK maybe I fib, we’ll be making connections through our travel blog and you might see us sharing a little on our social channels if the WiFi plays nice. Check out our Off to Roatan post for more vacation details. And be sure to follow us on:…
  • Best Home Gym Advantages

    Angie
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Best Home Gym Advantages: There are Plenty If you want to make a commitment to having a fit lifestyle but your current lifestyle keeps you from getting to the gym, then you may want to think about the possibility of setting up your own home gym. I think most of us would like to make fitness a full time priority. However, that becomes challenging (especially if you have daily commitments). We understand that we need to work out and be consistent with our efforts. However, we have little time blocked out to do it. This is where a home gym can come in handy for you. Don’t get me wrong, gym…
  • The Home Gym: Rearranged

    Angie
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    The home gym needed a change. We decided to rearrange it a few weeks ago. Here’s the original home gym setup. I really love having a home gym although we have taken a break from it lately off and on. I have been doing other things to keep moving like mowing the lawn, walking, etc. Having a home gym is a lot more convenient for us. And although I miss some fitness classes we used to take, I wouldn’t change it. We still have some work to do in there that we never got to. We need to take the doors to the outside and inside off to spray paint them and we ultimately will need to redo…
  • How To Make Overnight Oats

    Angie
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love overnight oats!  The cold, creamy taste of a nutritious bowl of overnight oats makes my heart sing. I like the fact that it’s so simple to make too. The oats absorb the liquid you add and can be eaten warm or cold. I prefer cold. And each glorious bowl fills me up and takes me all the way to lunchtime. I make my overnight oats in a plastic Tupperware like container but you can also make them in mason jars or if you’re at the end of a jar of peanut butter, throw all the ingredients in there.  I personally like to do that with warm oatmeal so the peanut butter melts ahhhh…
 
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  • Fitness: Build Muscle Mass and Build Lean Muscle

    Gym Junkies
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Looking to build muscle mass quickly? Want to get that upper body that turns heads whenever you go? If so, you must be paying attention to some of the top training techniques and exercises available for the upper body muscles. Too many people get caught up in the trap of going to the gym and performing the same bland workout routine over and over again.  They do the same bench press, the same bent over row, the same shoulder press, and so on. All they try and do is add more weight over time. And while that is one approach to help you grow, it is definitely not the most effective approach. …
  • The Must-Have Tools For A Home Gym

    Gym Junkies
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Looking to build muscle at home? For some people, hitting the gym is simply not an option.  Whether it’s due to an ultra hectic lifestyle, young kids at home that you need to be with before and after work, or you simply don’t have a gym around you that you want to attend, you might be considering setting up a home gym instead. The great news is that with the right pieces of equipment, it’s more than possible to build muscle mass right in the comfort of your own home. Your overall budget range will of course determine just how much you can purchase and how much total variety you have in…
  • Fitness: Add Advanced Workouts To Your Routine

    Gym Junkies
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re looking to liven up your workout routine, it’s imperative that you understand some of the key advanced bodybuilding exercise variations that you must be doing. You can only continually keep adding more and more weight to the bar for so long. After that point, you’re going to find that you just can’t keep pushing it – and that your body hits a plateau.  Your weight incremental increases get smaller and soon, you feel like you aren’t progressing on. Remember if you’re a beginner I would suggest reading this blog post about a beginners workout plan. At this point,…
  • Fitness: How To Build Muscle Fast And Build Muscle Mass

    Gym Junkies
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    As you go about your workout program to build muscle mass fast, there are some important things that you absolutely must be doing. Failing to do these could mean risking your long-term progress, possibly even causing you to fall off the protocol plan altogether. Fortunately, if you plan ahead and make sure the following are covered, you don’t have to worry about this being an issue for you. Let’s go over five things that you must be doing if you are currently using a bodybuilding workout program and are aiming to add more lean muscle mass to your frame. Always Warm Up Your Joints The very…
  • Build Muscle: Build Mass Fast and Keep A Lean Body

    Gym Junkies
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    You want more muscle mass – what you don’t want is the fat mass that typically comes along with it.  There’s no question if you’ve been reading enough material in the bodybuilding industry, you’ve heard of the ‘bulking phase’ and the ‘cutting phase’. Essentially, during the bulking phase, (often called a dirty bulk), you eat, eat, and eat some more. Your main mission, more size. It doesn’t matter if it’s fat or muscle because you’ll just diet off the fat gain during the cutting phase later on. You want to maximize the amount of muscle you build, so the more calories,…
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    Fitness Blog - Orlando Sentinel

  • Baldwin Park's Loco Motion bike shop heads to Winter Park

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Baldwin Park, a pedestrian-focused development east of downtown Orlando, has lost its only bike shop.
  • Grab bag of races: Obstacle 5K, benefit ride, triathlon, marathon

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Footraces almost always come with goody bags containing official race shirts; coupons for restaurants, laser eye surgery and shoes; and cards or fliers announcing coming races. Most of the following races were on cards in my latest goody bag from the Celebration of Running 5K :
  • What the heck's a RunYak? Find out Aug. 23

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    If you can run and paddle a kayak, canoe or paddle board, why not join Casselberry's fourth annual RunYak at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23? The race features a 2.3K run, 3K paddle and then another 2.3K run.
  • Mount Dora Bicycle Festival 2014: Time to register

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The 40th annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival will be held Oct. 10, 11 and 12, with routes ranging from short fun rides to a 100-miler through the hills of Lake County.
  • Orienteering: Getting a little lost and loving it

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Want to improve your map-reading skills while you get fresh air on a walk in the woods? Try orienteering. Moss Park near Orlando's Lake Nona and Kelly Park near Apopka both offer two orienteering courses in which the goal is to find markers, or "controls," in the woods with the aid of a map and, if desired, a compass. The Moss Park beginners' course controls are numbered 1 through 8, while the advanced course's controls are A through G. At Kelly Park, both the beginners' and intermediate courses have controls numbered 1 through 8.
 
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    Yum Yucky

  • Colloidal Silver for Pink Eye: Yep, it worked for my family AGAIN!

    yumyucky
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    One day before the start of school, the 9-year-old gremlin decides to get pink eye. Perfect timing, right? I don’t freak out about this stuff anymore. Missed days of work, prescription antibiotics and excess money out of my pocket are no longer serious factors, because colloidal silver continues to serve my family well. No pharma drugs required. No doctor. No copay. I treated my gremlin-son’s eye infection at home with a few drops of silver in the eyes each night. The infection was gone in two days. I talked about colloidal silver for eye infections in detail when Greedy Baby had…
  • I Spotted Something Amazing During My Backyard Workout

    yumyucky
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This is pretty much non-fitness related, except for the fact that I spotted this during my backyard workout. click on image to enlarge the awesomeness “The t-stand from the clothesline cast a shadow onto the fence, but it reminded Josie of something more. Sweat dripped onto her brow with heart pounding as she cursed every burpee still to come. Yet the shadow on the fence gave her a warm & cuddly feeling inside. And in that moment…if only for a few seconds, she forgot her quads were on fire.” If you are a follower of Christ, I’m certain you can appreciate the…
  • The Truth About How to Get a Great Pair of Legs

    yumyucky
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Before I knew the truth about how to get a great pair of legs… And then, after discovering the truth… But what exactly is the truth? First and foremost, you have to combat the lie. It’s the lie that says you don’t have the body type to ever have nice legs. Your thighs are too big and you’re supposedly big-boned? Nor do you have the patience & mental fortitude for the journey. Something along those lines, right? You have to STOP believing the lie. This is the first truth. …and now to embrace the second truth. Getting your legs lean and sculpting them…
  • Pike Push Up for Sexy Arms, Shoulders and Back

    yumyucky
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Its the Pike Push Up, ya’ll. This is one way to develop your arms, shoulders & upper back without any equipment. Bodyweight only. Yesss. Because your sexy bod alone is everything you need to get the job done. Shoot for 3 sets of 10 reps. Do this as a stand alone quickie or add it to your next circuit. And throw in some living planks while you’re at it! Now git’ to it. FOLLOW ME √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post Pike Push Up for Sexy Arms, Shoulders and Back appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • What’s the Hardest Thing In Fitness You’ve Attempted So Far?

    yumyucky
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    This dang pull up bar. It is my nemesis. It’s the most difficult thing I’ve faced so far in fitness. Progress is slow and can easily be discouraging if I don’t keep my head on straight. Sure, I can hit a few chin ups at this point, but it ain’t a pretty sight. And no pull-ups yet… nada. I feel like I’m 10,000 pounds of concrete cinder block when I’m hanging from this thing. Yet I’m hitting the bar every other day and will not be satisfied until I master it. Got a long road ahead, but gonna make this pull-up bar my beyotch. That’s just the…
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    JCD Fitness

  • How To Lose Weight: The Best Way To Lose Fat, and Avoid Fad Diets

    JC Deen
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The phrase ‘how to lose weight’ is one of the most commonly searched terms in Google, and it’s no surprise given the obesity epidemic in America. When someone searches for ‘how to lose weight,’ they’re almost always looking for an explanation or solution on how to lose fat. Losing weight is quite easy, but losing […]
  • Physique Development: Being Better Than Your Blind Spots

    JC Deen
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    For the physique-conscious individual, we aren’t plagued by what we don’t know, but more so by all the unknown unknowns. It’s a blind spot. We all have them, but rarely cognizant of this fact. It can keep us stagnant for far longer than it should. What do I mean exactly? We are a people in […]
  • The Psychological Woes Of Physique Enhancement – Why People Fail, Negative Feedback Loops, And The Plague That Is The Shortcut Mentality

    JC Deen
    28 May 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I get hundreds of messages each week via email and Facebook—many of which I’m happy to reply and offer help. However, I see a common occurrence that is robbing many of the amazing results they could have. It’s the shortcut mentality. We want everything to happen quickly, all the while doing as little work possible. […]
  • Scared To Go To The Gym? How To Build The Confidence It Takes To Be Consistent and Get Results

    JC Deen
    3 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    I get questions sent in all the time. Sometimes they’re easy enough to simply send a reply. Other times, they take a little longer, and require a string of emails to help. I do what I can. And then there are times like today where I feel an open response will help many people with […]
  • My Story: Life as a FFB, and My Personal Fitness Struggles

    JC Deen
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    A few days ago, I posted a video about the 3 Common Fat Loss Mistakes You Aren’t Familiar With and today is the second portion of this video series. Today I cover my story: Life as a Former Fat Boy ( and why Men’s Health says I coined the term ‘Former Fat Boy Syndrome’) Why my […]
 
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  • Squats and bodyweight progress

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Today it was back to the barbell and training at the Colorado Athletic Center on 16th street here in Denver. Fortunately there was no conditioning in today's session, so the altitude didn't crush me like yesterday. Lats are quite sore from yesterday's high volume pushups and chins, though. But overall I feel a lot less sore than expected.This is week 4 of my latest heavy lifting program
  • 42-year old ripped freak

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    As we discussed last week, age is just a number. You can transform at ANY age. We've had 70-year old female TT readers losing weight and TT contest winners like Kerry Zelinka, at age 51, sporting ripped abs. You don't have to be 25 years old to have a lean, flat stomach.    Recently I was in Florida with my good friend, Shaun Hadsall - whom you'll agree is RIPPED at age 42. He
  • How to Target Lower Belly Fat

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    As a fat loss expert, it's not very often that I come across a scientific-based method that can quickly target lower belly and stomach fat. That's why I wanted to make sure you saw this new approach that takes only 12 minutes. At the link below, my dear friends and America's "Most-Fit" Health & Fitness Pros, Shaun and Karen Hadsall give you a simple - and short - blueprint for QUICKLY
  • Dirty Denver Circuit

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Curse you Denver, and your mile high altitude.Made for a Labor(ed) Day workout: 15 rounds of 30 bodyweight squats, 20 pushups, 5 pullups, 5 burpees. Also did 150 TRX rows to finish off. Toronto needs to step up its altitude to prepare me for this next time...or I need to start training at the top of the CN tower. Ha!I'm in town for a few days of meetings at our EarlytoRise.com headquarters
  • Caffeinated Deadlifting

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Uh-oh, I've had too much caffeine and it appears to be reaching peak blood concentration levels. LOL. My mind is racing. Ideas are sprinting into my mind from all over the place. I can barely keep up to write them all down.Whew. I started this blog post 3.5 hours ago and now I'm finally slowing down to finish it. Ha.I don't react well to caffeine (I get anxious and forget to breathe deeply
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    JCD Fitness

  • How To Lose Weight: The Best Way To Lose Fat, and Avoid Fad Diets

    JC Deen
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The phrase ‘how to lose weight’ is one of the most commonly searched terms in Google, and it’s no surprise given the obesity epidemic in America. When someone searches for ‘how to lose weight,’ they’re almost always looking for an explanation or solution on how to lose fat. Losing weight is quite easy, but losing […]
  • Physique Development: Being Better Than Your Blind Spots

    JC Deen
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    For the physique-conscious individual, we aren’t plagued by what we don’t know, but more so by all the unknown unknowns. It’s a blind spot. We all have them, but rarely cognizant of this fact. It can keep us stagnant for far longer than it should. What do I mean exactly? We are a people in […]
  • The Psychological Woes Of Physique Enhancement – Why People Fail, Negative Feedback Loops, And The Plague That Is The Shortcut Mentality

    JC Deen
    28 May 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I get hundreds of messages each week via email and Facebook—many of which I’m happy to reply and offer help. However, I see a common occurrence that is robbing many of the amazing results they could have. It’s the shortcut mentality. We want everything to happen quickly, all the while doing as little work possible. […]
  • Scared To Go To The Gym? How To Build The Confidence It Takes To Be Consistent and Get Results

    JC Deen
    3 May 2014 | 11:08 am
    I get questions sent in all the time. Sometimes they’re easy enough to simply send a reply. Other times, they take a little longer, and require a string of emails to help. I do what I can. And then there are times like today where I feel an open response will help many people with […]
  • My Story: Life as a FFB, and My Personal Fitness Struggles

    JC Deen
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:43 am
    A few days ago, I posted a video about the 3 Common Fat Loss Mistakes You Aren’t Familiar With and today is the second portion of this video series. Today I cover my story: Life as a Former Fat Boy ( and why Men’s Health says I coined the term ‘Former Fat Boy Syndrome’) Why my […]
 
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • 7 Things A Trainer Probably Shouldn’t Confess

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Just when you thought I had run out of confessions… Oh no, they keep coming. I’m human after all and I’ve some some pretty ridiculous things in my day. Did you miss the last confession? And while, I’m not proud of many of these moments, I am proud of my ability to come clean and move on. So, without further ado… 7 Things A Trainer Probably Shouldn’t Confess 1. I’ve eaten food out of the trashcan before. Yup, done it. I found myself snacking left over cake (or cookies or something) once and decided the best way to remedy the situation would be to toss it out. So I did. Then I…
  • Fit Guilt: Do You Ever Feel Guilty For Working Out?

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I don’t. I used to. I used to feel guilty waking up on Saturday mornings to go for a run. I used to feel guilty stopping work in order to get a workout in. I used to feel guilty for meeting up with girlfriends while my husband was busy being “productive”. Why? Because I felt as if it was selfish. You see, when I’m working out and Dan’s not… he’s working. Getting things done to move our business (and life) forward. I felt bad, almost lazy for not doing the same. My guilt was so deep that I would wake up as early as 4:30 on a Saturday morning to get my run completed…
  • Friendly Friday: SizzleFish & Amazing Fish Recipe Roundup

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Friday! This week flew by, and I can’t complain since that means we’re just a day away from watching some Clemson football! Go Tigers! Are you a college football fan? Who’s your team? While tailgating recipes are flying around the internet faster than a speeding bullet, I am going to spotlight a different type of food… Fish What brought on my sudden obsession with fish? It’s not really sudden to be honest, fish has been a weekly staple in our home since I stopped being a vegan. The protein, the Omega-3s, the amazing flavor… it’s just too good for my body and tastebuds to…
  • Top 5 Nutritious Add-Ins To Make A Shake A Meal & Basic Greens Giveaway

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Lately I have become obsessed with creating healthy pre and post workout shakes. Ashton and I are collaborating on a new project and part of that includes experimenting with smoothies. I know you are aware that shakes are a great way to sneak in some nutrition, a great way to help your body recovery from workouts and a great way to keep your calories tracked if you’re trying to lose weight. Not to mention that because they are often high in protein, a large shake can keep you full from one meal to the next. Until recently, here is what my shakes looked like: 1 scoop protein – 1 cup…
  • The Kettlebell Warrior Workout

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Boy do I have a great workout for you today! Even though I was extremely active while out of town, I still came back craving a week of solid workouts to make up for our relaxed eating (well, drinking). That motivation combined with my excitement over my new kettlebell (see below) was the inspiration for today! If you don’t have a kettlebell, you can substitute a dumbbell! I first did this workout on Monday, and let me just say on Tuesday I woke up feeling it… all over. Are you ready? Kettlebell Warrior Workout Not sure about the whole kettlebell thing? Check out the awesome benefits of…
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    James Clear

  • What I’m Reading: Fall 2014 Edition

    James Clear
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    It’s time for the Fall 2014 Edition of my reading list. For each of the books below, I have assigned a rating and written a three sentence review, which summarizes my thoughts about why I did or did not enjoy the book. At the end of each review, I have included a link to the book on Amazon so that you can read additional reviews and learn more about the book. Here’s what I’m reading… Book Rating Scale 5 – Top-notch writing, thorough research, and highly valuable or interesting content. 4 – Often great writing or excellent content, but not necessarily both. 3…
  • Measure Backward, Not Forward

    James Clear
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future to some degree. We do this in business, in health, and in life at large. Can we increase our quarterly earnings by 20 percent? Can I lose 20 pounds in the next 3 months? Will I be married by 30? These are all measurements that face forward. We look into the future and try to guess when we will get somewhere. There is an opposite and, I think, more useful approach: measure backward, not forward. Here’s what I mean… Measuring Backward vs.
  • How Creative Geniuses Come Up With Great Ideas

    James Clear
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:52 pm
    In 2002, Markus Zusak sat down to write a book. He began by mapping out the beginning and the end of the story. Then, he started listing out chapter headings, pages of them. Some made it into the final story, many were cut. When Zusak began to write out the story itself, he tried narrating it from the perspective of Death. It didn’t come out the way he wanted. He re-wrote the book, this time through the main character’s eyes. Again, something was off. He tried writing it from an outsider’s perspective. Still no good. He tried present tense. He tried past tense. Nothing. The…
  • The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done

    James Clear
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which described his three laws of motion. In the process, Newton laid the foundation for classical mechanics and redefined the way the world looked at physics and science. What most people don’t know, however, is that Newton’s three laws of motion can be used as an interesting analogy for increasing your productivity, simplifying your work, and improving your life. Allow me to present this analogy as Newton’s Laws of Productivity. Newton’s First Law of…
  • 7 Improvements I Have Made to My Writing and Work

    James Clear
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    Back in June, I took a sabbatical from writing for the entire month. One of the reasons for the break was to reflect on how I could produce a higher standard of work. When I returned in July, I started to test a few of my ideas. Today, I want to share 7 ways my work has improved, what you can expect from me in the future, and what steps I am taking to deliver a higher standard of work to you. 1. Citing references at the end of articles. You may have noticed that I have begun adding a “Sources” section to the end of my articles. For example, my articles on how to sleep better and…
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    Quick Weight Loss Principles

  • The Amazing Health Benefits of Fish Oil

    5 Aug 2014 | 6:44 pm
    There are so many health benefits of fish oil, some of which haven't even been discovered yet, that make it an essential supplement to use on a daily basis.
  • Look Good Feel Great Hard Copy

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:59 am
    Recently I decided not to re-print my book, 'Look Good Feel Great!' since I won't be conducting any more promotional seminars in the future.
  • How to Choose the Best Curcumin Supplement For You!

    9 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Bioavailability is one of the most important considerations when it comes to selecting a curcumin supplement. The reason is simply because if the curcumin supplement you are taking is not being absorbed into your body you will not be able to obtain the array of benefits this amazing spice offers!
  • Alcohol And Weight Gain

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    The association between alcohol and weight gain is well known. However, the mechanism behind what causes alcohol weight gain is less well known. In this article we will cover the reasons why alcohol
  • Effects of Alcohol on Weight Loss

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    It is important to understand the effects of alcohol when it comes to losing weight. Whilst only a very small portion of the calories from alcohol are converted into fat, alcohol will definitely slow down your fat-burning and weight-loss efforts.
 
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    Wilson Fitness

  • Snacks On The GO….

    Jessica Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Kick Sweets to the Curb & Pick Up Emerald Almonds Almonds are a great snack. Emerald makes a couple of good options that sweetens the flavor by baking natural cocoa/cinnamon on the almonds, without adding any sugar. Nutrition in 100 Calorie Pack: Fat = 8g / Carb = 4.3g / Protein = 3.75g / Sugar = <1g Say Cheeeeese! “Cheese is a great food to snack on that is high in fats and proteins. This will help you stay more satisfied throughout your day. People often think cheese is bad due the high amount of calories, but it is also a great source of nutrients, including calcium,…
  • Dinner: Spaghetti Squash

    Jessica Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Spaghetti Squash | Allrecipes.com Spaghetti Squash photo from Allrecipes.com Nutrition Info: Fat = 9.8g Carb = 12.8g Protein = 4.1g Nutrition info according to recipe on Allrecipe.com Why We Love It:  Exchange the heavy pasta for a light, healthy and delicious dinner. Customize ingredients to fit your taste buds. Low Carb Click Here To Get Full Recipe From AllRecipes.com   The post Dinner: Spaghetti Squash appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
  • Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Muffins

    Jessica Wilson
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Scrambled Egg Muffins | Taste of Home Scrambled Egg Muffins Recipe photo by Taste of Home Nutrition Information (accoring to Taste of Home Recipe) Fat = 9g Carb =2g Protein = 9g Why We Love It: Easy & Simple Can make in bulk at beginning of the week and just heat up in the morning. Starts your day off with a great source of protein  Click Here To Read The Full Recipe by Taste of Home Originally published as Scrambled Egg Muffins in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p12 The post Breakfast: Scrambled Egg Muffins appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
  • Get Strong, Feel Better

    Jessica Wilson
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:58 am
      THE STRONGER YOU ARE THE BETTER YOU FEEL   The post Get Strong, Feel Better appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
  • Finish Strong

    Jessica Wilson
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
      “Start STRONG Stay STRONG Finish STRONG by always remembering why you started to begin with” The post Finish Strong appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
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    menshealth.com.sg

  • The Run To Rule Them All

    kyleung
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Over the weekend, otherwise healthy runners – and non-running participants, babies included – inhaled millions of fine, coloured particles at The Color Run 2014. Given my idea of a fun run involves a more conventional use of lungs and cornstarch (hint: it’s in my post-run zi char dish, undyed), I’ve never really bought into the concept of the self-proclaimed HAPPIEST 5K ON EARTH*. read more
  • Boys And Their Toys

    kennethwee_
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    It’s very simple. Boys love toys. Even as boys become grown men, and taste refines, toys remain (alongside tech, tunes and a touch of T&A) an integral part of manly life.   read more
  • Financial Fair Play My A*se

    Kelvtan
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Why do we watch sport? In my opinion, part of the reason is because of the romance of it all. Physical games can be a great leveler- that on any given Sunday a minnow can triumph over a great; a physically better-endowed athlete can lose to a lesser; and the weak can beat the strong.read more
  • Fit. Talented. Mad.

    kyleung
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    In the latest Puma advertisement Calling All Troublemakers, the oft-wayward football star Mario Balotelli winks at the camera after getting shown the yellow card for fouling an opponent.read more
  • Cheer, not jeer our sporting heroes

    Kelvtan
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:36 am
    It was certainly a good show at the new Singapore Sports Hub when the local Selection team took on Italian Serie A champs Juventus last Saturday.   The loud applause and cheers heard for each of the five goals Juve scored in the game ,clearly showed that our football fans were capable of applauding talent, even if it was playing against our own national team, and added to the overall atmosphere of the inaugural football game played in the Sports Hub.   read more
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    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India » Health & Fitness

  • Do you wake up with a headache?

    Gautam
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:45 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalHave you been waking up with a headache quite often these days? If yes, then it’s high time to stop neglecting it. Start with finding out what triggers the pain. The reasons can vary from improper sleep to a shrill alarm or a bad night bulb.  In fact, it a proven fact that migraines are often triggered off in the mornings. Make sure that your mind and body is well rested. Try to go to bed early. Inadequate sleep is one of the major…
  • Have a ‘tomato pill’ for super heart health

    Gautam
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalLycopene – a powerful antioxidant that is 10 times more potent than vitamin E – is good for your heart. “There is a wealth of research that suggests that the Mediterranean diet that includes lycopene found in tomatoes is good for our cardiovascular health. But so far, it has been a mystery what the underlying mechanisms could be,” explained Joseph Cheriyan, an associate lecturer at University of Cambridge. One component…
  • Train your mind before your body

    Gautam
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalYour inability to drag yourself to the gym is only in your head. Here’s how to overcome it and train your brain. Exercise not only makes you feel fitter, happier and sexier, it also increases your tendency of living to see your next meal. At least that’s how your brain’s `pleasure means reward centres’ (the frontal cortex and nucleus accumbens) view the situation. In fact, the brain is wired to allow the body to rest.
  • Home remedies for bright white teeth

    Gautam
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information PortalPearly whites gone pale! One of the most common problems that every dentist comes across. Though we all wish to have pearly white smile, going for crazy expensive treatments definitely burns a hole in our pockets, thank goodness there are some home remedies which are not only easy but very reasonable.Banana peels: Bananas are considered to be a wholesome fruit that houses loads of nutrients. But do you know that banana peels are a great source…
  • Novel way to tackle malaria parasite gene

    Gautam
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India IndiaVision Latest Breaking News and Information about India - News and Information Portal“This approach could enable much more rapid gene analysis and boost drug-development efforts,” said Jacquin Niles, an associate professor of biological engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, has proven notoriously resistant to scientists’ efforts to study its genes.It can take up to a year to determine the function of a single gene, which has slowed…
 
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    Comeback Momma

  • RSVP for the #AmericasTea Twitter Party

    Jenn
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Photo credit:  Will Cook for Smiles Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party about what makes a cup of Bigelow Tea so wonderful. What sounds better than a relaxing cup oftea during this busy back to school season, so brew your favorite Bigelow flavor in your favorite cup and be sure to join us Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00-8:00 pm ET for the #AmericasTea TwitterParty. We’ll be chatting about how we enjoy our tea and sharing tea pairings and recipe ideas with all the tasty Bigelow Tea flavors available at Walmart. Ofcourse…
  • Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

    Jenn
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Thanks to Loon Mountain for sponsoring our visit to their Adventure Center. All opinions are my own. Set in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, and only two hours from Boston, you’ll find a wonderful adventure for the entire family at Loon Mountain. This area is a great destination for winter sports, but the fun does not stop when the snow melts. Summer comes alive at Loon. They have created an amazing activity-filled park including an Aerial Forest Adventure, ziplining over the Pemigewasset River, a scenic gondola sky ride, and much more. Thanks to our wonderful host…
  • Back to School Fitness: Operation Flat Abs

    Jenn
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Back to School Fitness: Operation Flat Abs There’s a light at the end of the tunnel!  Although the kids may be lamenting summer’s end, moms everywhere are rejoicing the return of a regular schedule… The return of sanity. This year, let the sweet relief of “back to school” afford you the opportunity to take care of yourself, and to work on your own health and fitness goals. One goal that many of us mamas want to work on involves the midsection… The tummy. The miracle of carrying children often coincides with the “miracle” of a stubborn belly…
  • What’s Your Online Personality? Consider These Online Safety Tips

    Jenn
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is a Fashionista Events opportunity Have you ever considered if you have an online personality? Have your posts become so predictable that you’ve become a social media cliché? Do you ever consider the impact of your behavior online? As a blogger, I often share personal information online, but I try to be very careful about protecting myself and my family in a variety of ways. Here are my personal online safety tips: Don’t Share Your Location I do not share my actual town, only my general metro location. I also turn off location settings on my phone and apps so if I share a photo…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation

    Jenn
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Happy Wordless Wednesday For some of the country, kids are already returning to school. We have a few more weeks. It’s been a really fun summer so far. Here are some highlights from a recent trip to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. If you ever get the chance, it’s a great place to visit! An InLinkz Link-up The post Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation appeared first on Comeback Momma.
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    Fit For Real Life

  • How To Recover From Defeat

    Kate Galliett
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    I was gutted. The outcome he’d been aiming for didn’t happen. Not good. As a person of normally many words, I had none this day to share with this friend of mine as he faced defeat. It took a little time, but he found the words himself. “I like to believe that I meet triumph and defeat just the same,” he said to me.  Those words stayed rattling around in the back of my brain for a few weeks, and then I met my own major disappointment and the phrase came rushing back to me.  And I stood there, staring painfully at the phrase, wondering how in the hell I was supposed to do that.  I…
  • The Fundamentals Used By This Swimmer To Get Into The Olympics… Four Times!

    Kate Galliett
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    It was a rainy, misty day on Twitter. Conversations abounded around me, as they always do in the twitter-land. I knew what I was looking for, but was seeking a face I didn’t yet recognize. And then – I found him. I saw what he was talking about, and it was exactly what I was looking for. So I politely asked if I could interrupt him to ask him a question, not thinking he’d ever stop to answer me. And when he did, one question opened up a conversation that stretched as far as the ocean is wide. It was as if he’d welcomed me to his virtual table at the virtual coffee shop. And 8 months…
  • Move Better With These Four Mobility Drills

    Kate Galliett
    10 Aug 2014 | 4:01 pm
    In 12 years of doing any gig, you amass an arsenal of ‘items you can use to do the job at-hand better.’ I’ve spent 12 years now working with clients as a fitness pro – and I’ve definitely gathered up a toolbox full of ‘items my clients can use to do the mobility, strengthen, move-better-overall’. It was a fun week sharing 4 of my most key mobility drills daily on the Fit For Real Life facebook page and reading the comments back from folks who tried them & experienced the new depth of ‘feeling it’ they had with each mobility item. Each…
  • Feeding Yourself Better With Steph of Stupid Easy Paleo

    Kate Galliett
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:11 am
    Naturally, former science teacher (& former xterra endurance racer turned Olympic weight lifter!) Steph Gaudreau would recommend that you turn yourself into a science experiment as you embark on your journey towards better health. The teacher turned whole food advocate/recipe creator is very clear about the fact that she has no idea what is the best personalized path for you to take to improve your health – but she knows who does. You. Sure, she has recipes galore to help you get all those healthy foods into your diet. She has gobs of blog posts on the why behind including certain…
  • What To Do When You’ve Got Pain In Your Lower Leg, Foot, Or Toes

    Kate Galliett
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    Plantar fasciiitis, heel pain, achilles pain, the always fun “top of the foot” pain, side of the shin pain…..so much pain around the lower leg and foot! Chances are, if you’re feeling fudged up around your lower leg and foot, you could use some ankle mobility re-patterning. By the way, I just recently learned that fudge is delicious….for, like, 3 bites. Most people who start down the path of “ouch, it hurts here” try wearing shoe inserts, taping themselves up with k-tape, or wearing toe spreader thingies thinking those items will solve the pain problem. They don’t. Why?
 
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    sukiebaxter.com

  • What if Fixing Your Bad Posture is Doing More Harm than Good?

    Sukie
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    Conventional wisdom says that if you have bad posture, you should work on it. Make it better. Improve it. In short, it’s time to go to the mechanic and have your body “fixed.” But what if fixing your bad posture is just making the problem worse? What if strengthening those back muscles to pull your rounded shoulders back into place is making your body want to hunch them even more? What if stretching your quads to correct your lower cross syndrome and silence your grouchy (and highly vocal) back is just increasing the strain on your spine? That would seem odd. I mean, if the…
  • It’s Okay to Want. Really, It Is.

    Sukie
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:02 pm
    From the moment you’re born, you long. You take your first breath, and then the whole world is brand new, full of color and light and shapes and sounds and sensations. Most importantly, sensations. As you grow, you reach for the world around you, extending your arms, rolling around the room, learning to crawl and finally to stand and walk. Your system desires mobility because being able to move around lets you explore increasingly large and mysterious aspects of your personal universe. You want to touch everything, to put it in your mouth, often to your parent’s disgrace. Worms…
  • It’s Time to Declare Your Body a No Judgement Zone

    Sukie
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    What do you see when you look in the mirror? I mean really look, not with the glazed over eyes you use to make sure there’s no coffee stains and only an acceptable amount of cat fur clinging to your clothes. When you see yourself, where do your eyes go? If you’re like most people, you probably engage in a combination of selective viewing and judgmental self talk. You keep to the places that don’t make you cringe while a broken record of self flaggelation plays in the back of your mind. I need to eat less. I’ve got to quit with the sugar. Why can’t I lose the…
  • Quitting Doesn’t Mean You’re Weak, It Means You’re Smart.

    Sukie
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. Pain is temporary but quitting is forever. No pain, no gain. Our language is rife with axioms about quitting, or rather about NOT quitting. Never ever for any reason should you give up, give in, throw in the towel, walk off the field or just plain give up. A quitter is seen as someone who is weak willed, lacking character and just plain lazy. But maybe we’re approaching this all wrong. Think about it…if you never quit one thing, you’d have no space to take on something new. I’m sure if you think back on your life, you’ll…
  • Is Stress Taking Over Your Life? Savvy Strategies for Turning Today’s Biggest Epidemic into a Tootheless Tiger

    Sukie
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Stress! It’s on everybody’s mind (and in their bodies). In a culture that’s constantly on the move, it’s tough to outrun the stress demons. In fact, it’s hard to make it through a day without needing anxiety pills just to bring your blood pressure back to normal! Well, the good news is that there are simple and effective ways to deal with stress, and it doesn’t mean you have to quit your job, divorce your spouse, and move to a mountain top. What good would that be? You’d just be lonely, and that would stress you out, too. So, we have to find a better…
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    Elite FTS

  • What Is It REALLY Like Inside the elitefts Offices?

    Team elitefts
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    It is not uncommon for me to overhear phone calls in the elitefts™ offices in which readers don’t quite (…what is the best way to say this?) …have a realistic grasp of how things here work. There are a number of times in which I hear Matt Goodwin answering an equipment question for someone where, a few minutes into their conversation, he has to explain the he IS NOT Matt Wenning. We have people calling wanting to speak to Matt Kroc or Jim Wendler (only one of which has ever worked here, and he has not entered our offices in the past three years). The members of our team…
  • Wake Up to the Benefits of Melatonin

    John Guers
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Melatonin supplementation has become a well-known sleep enhancement drug due to the ability to evoke drowsiness. However, recently, it has become a highly researched drug with the reported ability to attenuate the negative effects of aging and vascular dysfunction, enhance immune function, and, for the topic of this post, help manage muscle loss after spinal cord injury, stroke, and other conditions that typically cause muscle atrophy. Melatonin has yet to be tested for performance benefits (to my knowledge at least). However, based on the results of many animals studies, the mechanisms seem…
  • WATCH: Pulcinella’s Advice for Teen Lifters

    Steve Pulcinella
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Knowledge is a good thing. Getting knowledge from know-nothing noobs on the internet is not a good thing. Steve Pulcinella’s got a message for all young lifters that are just starting out: stay away from internet experts. There is an endless cycle of noob-tells-noob information exchange in which one person that knows nothing tells another person that knows nothing how to do something. The end result? No one gets any better, and everyone looks stupid. Remember, you cannot give advice if you don’t know shit. So, go back to the basics. Build muscle, build strength with basic…
  • Mountain Dog Diet: Bulking Foods

    Alexander Cortes
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Since working with John Meadows at Mountain Dog Diet, I’ve designed a large number of diet plans for clients. By far the most common goal has been some variant of the classic “I want to gain muscle.” This being elitefts™, I’m assuming that anyone reading this is of the “bigger/stronger” mindset, so I wanted to pass on some actionable dietary tactics that can readily be applied and incorporated into someone’s own training and nutrition. Now, for anyone who is familiar with the Mountain Dog Diet methodology, John is generally not a proponent of “dirty bulking” and…
  • Five Ways to Build Mental Toughness

    Joe Schillero
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    elitefts™ Sunday Edition It’s training day. You’ve eaten your pre-workout meal and packed up your gym bag, and you’re ready to take another step toward accomplishing your goals. However, all the top-notch equipment and planning in the world won’t work without the right mindset to accompany them. The mental aspects of training are rarely “quick fixes.” Mental toughness isn’t something you can just put on like a squat suit, and it isn’t always just a matter of aggression. The mental aspects of training are multifaceted and are something you need to hone on a daily basis, not…
 
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Rock The Red Workout Playlist September 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Design Template by Chris Spooner I have a special workout playlist for you today. It tells the story of new beginnings, finding your WHY and women finding their strength. We ended the BetterU program on August 23 but the true finale is when the ladies walk the runway at the Go Red for Women Luncheon on September 18. Each woman gets her moment in the spotlight with the song of her choice as her soundtrack. 10 beautiful women telling their story with 10 songs sounds like a perfect playlist to me. How You Live by Point of Grace: I hope Terri gets to lead off the day! She’s going to glow in her…
  • Fitness Success Story: Meet Terri

    Pamela Hernandez
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    I agreed to be the Health Coach for the BetterU Health Makeover challenge because it wasn’t a weight loss competition. I’m not a fan of “Biggest Loser” type competitions that incentivize people to focus on short-term weight loss at the expense of long-term health and happiness. That doesn’t mean most of the women who apply don’t want to lose weight. Who doesn’t want to look good in their favorite pair of jeans? Maintaining a normal body weight is also a part of long-term health but it is not the ONLY number that matters. Overcoming the emphasis on the scale is sometimes a…
  • Nominate Pamela for The Best Personal Trainer in 417 Magazine!

    Pamela Hernandez
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    I want to ask for your vote for Best Personal Trainer for the Best of 417 Magazine. Since most of you have not had a chance to know and work with me one on one this request might seem a bit unfair. I hope my blog, Facebook posts and Instagram photos have given you a good idea of who I am and what I do but I understand if you have questions. While I would love to sit down with each one of you and talk about what I do in order to win your vote, I don’t have enough hours in the day (or week) to accomplish this. Instead we can do a “virtual” interview. I have provided answers below to…
  • The 5 Things You Need to Know From IDEA World Fitness 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Do you ever wish you could attend a conference with over 12,000 exercise professionals? Do you wish you could sit beside them as they learn what’s new in weight management science and fitness technology or as they learn new exercise techniques and tools? I wish each one of you could have been by my side as I did TRX Atomic Pushups and walked the Expo sampling new protein bars while checking out the latest shoes from Ryka at IDEA World Fitness. Since my budget wouldn’t allow me to buy badges for everyone, let me share THE five things you need to know from IDEA…
  • Farmers Market Finds for August 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez One of the benefits of long summer days is the extra daylight to do more outdoor activities. I have more energy when I leave the gym because it’s not dark out yet. Brian and I can go for evening walks, even if we have errands we need to run first. I can also take advantage of Party in the Park. Party in the Park is the Thursday night happy hour at Farmers Park. While the farmers market isn’t as robust as it is on a Saturday morning, you still have plenty to choose from including samples from local wineries and brewing companies as wells as food vendors. I visited…
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  • Everyone Can Be a #HarvestSnapsFan

    Sheila Thomas
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    This post was created in partnership with Harvest Snaps. I have been compensated for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Snacking is inevitable and something most of us do without realizing we are doing it. Right? I know you are thinking, wait.. I always know when I am snacking.  But, really.. do you?  I know I don’t and I know that my husband and son don’t.  It just happens.   You walk in the kitchen, grab a handful of nuts, or a piece of fruit, or something off your kids lunch plate.   Maybe you are out visiting friends or doing errands and before…
  • 32 GB iPad Mini Giveaway

    Sheila Thomas
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    We live in a world with amazing technology and awesome gadgets that we can use to access a plethora of knowledge, and entertainment — with just a few swipes of our finger tips!! The Apple’s ipad is an extremely versatile device. And the iPad mini just makes it all even more fantastic because of its compact size! You can do so many things with it! As the Apple site states: iPad mini with Retina display lets you do more than you ever imagined. Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way. Except for its super-portable, hold-it-in-one-hand, still-just-right mini…
  • Workout of the Week T/Th Workout 2

    Sheila Thomas
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Do you enjoy our workout of the week posts? We love comments, shares, pins, tweets, etc.    Show your love for our post by sharing with others. Is there a certain body part or type of workout you would like to see?   Leave us a comment and tell us. As with all our workouts of the week, go at your own pace, use weights that work with you for each workout, and keep in mind.. no pain, no gain Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl (Sheila) is not a certified personal trainer.  No claim of weight loss or fitness level is guaranteed by doing our workouts.  We are sharing with you, the same…
  • Patio Furniture Selections

    Sheila Thomas
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Patio Furniture Selections A company like Patio Living does decks, but families need to make sure they are selecting the best deck or patio design for their family. Every family has different needs, and they must come to their contractor with a plan. A Brand New Deck A family that needs a brand new deck must decide the type of deck they need in their backyard. Some decks will encircle a pool, and there are other decks that take a traditional rectangular shape. When the family has a plan for their deck, the contractor can provide them with a beautiful version of their vision. A Bigger Patio A…
  • Living the Paleo Life #Foodie

    Sheila Thomas
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Check out Living the Paleo Life by Sheila Cooper Thomas at Foodie.com     Living The Paleo Life  #Foodie @FoodiebyGlam @Foodie There are more and more people every day choosing to lead the Paleo Life, by changing the way they eat.   Now, don’t get this way of life confused with a kind of diet.  Paleo is not a diet as you are not cutting calories to lose weight.  You are changing the way you eat, back to the caveman days to be healthy and in turn if you are healthy and eating good foods your body will do what it needs to do. Living the Paleo Life means you eat whole,…
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Fad Fitness Tips Got You Down?

    RITTERSP
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    Four things that will always be true about training and racing success is the topic of my latest article on USMS.org.
  • Muscle Reset

    RITTERSP
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Learn strategies for how to correct years of poor positions and posture in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Better Posture, Better Balance

    RITTERSP
    11 Jun 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Discover how to improve your posture and balance with strength training in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Trio Training

    RITTERSP
    20 May 2014 | 10:30 am
    Many athletes don’t have a comprehensive training approach. I discuss the trio of categories that you need to focus on: fitness, strength, and mobility. Learn how they work together for improved performance in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Improvement, Not Perfection

    RITTERSP
    6 May 2014 | 11:27 am
    Perfection is the enemy of progress – learn more in my latest post on USMS.org.
 
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    BLOGGING ALL THINGS HEALTH & FITNESS

  • Hemaview with Adrian from Living Holistic Health.

    Adrian Stone
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    What does it mean to be healthy? Does it mean just not being sick? Wrong! “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, (World Health Organisation, 1946). If it’s good enough for the World Health Organisation, then it’s good enough for you! Discover the meaning of true health with Hemaview at Living Holistic Health. Find out your internal state of health from just a tiny drop of blood from your finger tip. Based on the science of haematology, Hemaview is a blood test unlike any other you may had had before.
  • What can Body Tune clients expect from a Body Tune consultation?

    Shaun Bryce
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Myotherapy is a form of manual therapy which focuses on the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and associated pathologies. It is not widely understood by the general public. An initial Motherapy consultation will consist of an assessment of your physical condition, starting with a discussion of the symptoms you are experiencing. Your musculoskeletal alignment, posture, range of movements and biomechanical structure will be examined and assessed. If your myotherapist feels they can be of assistance to you, they will explain their recommendations and begin…
  • The TOP FIVE yoga poses for athletes to help improve performance.

    Luke Scott
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Why you should incorporate yoga with YOGAMIGOS into your weekly training schedule Yoga offers health and wellness benefits for everyone. It is becoming increasingly popular amongst athletes and sports enthusiasts. Yoga can be used in conjunction with other exercise and training routines to enhance performance through; improving flexibility, speeding up recovery and promoting core strength and mental discipline. It is also a fantastic way to enhance well being and build team spirit. Any athlete can benefit from adding yoga to their training regime. The TOP FIVE yoga poses for athletes to help…
  • Winter Wellness

    Adrian Stone
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Winter Is Here Are you at the mercy of winter each year? Do those dreaded colds and flus leave you and your family with runny noses, coughs, sore throats, headaches, fevers and fatigue through the winter months? These symptoms are often the leading cause of time away from school and work. Now is the perfect time to boost your immune system and defend against cold and flu symptoms. Remember, prevention is always better than cure. Sharing, Not Always Caring If you frequently catch colds and flus, it may be that your immune system is out of balance and making you more susceptible to catching…
  • What is Clinical Pilates and how could it help me?

    Luke Scott
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Most of us are familiar with the word “Pilates” and no doubt images of impossible holds, awkward positions and rubber-band like flexibility spring to mind. Pilates has fast become one of the most popular ways to exercise the world over, spreading through gyms, community centres and sports groups like wild fire. But did you know that Pilates has been around for almost a century? And since its conception, normal everyday people have been discovering things about their bodies they didn’t know it could do. Pilates offers endless possibilities with a multitude of exercises, making it…
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    Learn How to Build Muscle Blog

  • More Muscles Are Used In The Golf Swing Than You Think

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    While most golfers are aware of the fact that the muscles in the lower part of the body are used in the golf swing, many are not aware of just how important these muscles are to the consistent execution of the perfect golf swing. Many do not even realize how imperative it is that muscles used in the golf swing are exercised and kept in tip top condition. Actually, if this is not done, it becomes extremely difficult to for anybody to enjoy the game as too many factors stand in the way of a golfer who does not exercise. For example a common complaint amongst many golfers on the course is that…
  • Increase Your Training Intensity – Negative Repetitions

    admin
    19 Aug 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 negative repetitions have to play in intensifying the training effect. At the most basic level, human muscles have three types of strength: 1.
  • Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Back

    admin
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her favorite exercises for each body part. That’s how it should be – as you progress through the various stages of learning you’ll understand what works best for you. It is useful, however, to take stock of your progress every so often and carry out an analysis of where you are and what changes, if any, are needed to move onwards and upwards. Part of this analysis should include an assessment of the core exercises that make up your bodybuilding training program. In this article we’ll look at the back exercises that…
  • Know Your Muscles – The Chest And Upper Back

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    Becoming familiar with the muscles that make up your body has more benefits than simply allowing you to talk shop with your training partners. The more familiar you are with the muscles you’re working, the better you’ll be able to judge what’s needed to make improvements. In this article we’ll get to know the muscles that make up the chest and upper back. Although they are two distinct areas, the chest and the upper back will be considered together because achieving a muscular balance between them is crucial, particularly in relation to maintaining good posture.
  • Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Shoulders

    admin
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:35 am
    Every bodybuilder and weight trainer will have his or her favorite exercises for each body part. That’s how it should be – as you progress through the various stages of learning you’ll understand what works best for you. It is useful, however, to take stock of your progress every so often and carry out an analysis of where you are and what changes, if any, are needed to move onwards and upwards. Part of this analysis should include an assessment of the core exercises that make up your bodybuilding training program. In this article we’ll look at the shoulder exercises…
 
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    Fitness Blog - Orlando Sentinel

  • Baldwin Park's Loco Motion bike shop heads to Winter Park

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Baldwin Park, a pedestrian-focused development east of downtown Orlando, has lost its only bike shop.
  • Grab bag of races: Obstacle 5K, benefit ride, triathlon, marathon

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:25 pm
    Footraces almost always come with goody bags containing official race shirts; coupons for restaurants, laser eye surgery and shoes; and cards or fliers announcing coming races. Most of the following races were on cards in my latest goody bag from the Celebration of Running 5K :
  • What the heck's a RunYak? Find out Aug. 23

    20 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    If you can run and paddle a kayak, canoe or paddle board, why not join Casselberry's fourth annual RunYak at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23? The race features a 2.3K run, 3K paddle and then another 2.3K run.
  • Mount Dora Bicycle Festival 2014: Time to register

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    The 40th annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival will be held Oct. 10, 11 and 12, with routes ranging from short fun rides to a 100-miler through the hills of Lake County.
  • Orienteering: Getting a little lost and loving it

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Want to improve your map-reading skills while you get fresh air on a walk in the woods? Try orienteering. Moss Park near Orlando's Lake Nona and Kelly Park near Apopka both offer two orienteering courses in which the goal is to find markers, or "controls," in the woods with the aid of a map and, if desired, a compass. The Moss Park beginners' course controls are numbered 1 through 8, while the advanced course's controls are A through G. At Kelly Park, both the beginners' and intermediate courses have controls numbered 1 through 8.
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Rock The Red Workout Playlist September 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Design Template by Chris Spooner I have a special workout playlist for you today. It tells the story of new beginnings, finding your WHY and women finding their strength. We ended the BetterU program on August 23 but the true finale is when the ladies walk the runway at the Go Red for Women Luncheon on September 18. Each woman gets her moment in the spotlight with the song of her choice as her soundtrack. 10 beautiful women telling their story with 10 songs sounds like a perfect playlist to me. How You Live by Point of Grace: I hope Terri gets to lead off the day! She’s going to glow in her…
  • Fitness Success Story: Meet Terri

    Pamela Hernandez
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    I agreed to be the Health Coach for the BetterU Health Makeover challenge because it wasn’t a weight loss competition. I’m not a fan of “Biggest Loser” type competitions that incentivize people to focus on short-term weight loss at the expense of long-term health and happiness. That doesn’t mean most of the women who apply don’t want to lose weight. Who doesn’t want to look good in their favorite pair of jeans? Maintaining a normal body weight is also a part of long-term health but it is not the ONLY number that matters. Overcoming the emphasis on the scale is sometimes a…
  • Nominate Pamela for The Best Personal Trainer in 417 Magazine!

    Pamela Hernandez
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    I want to ask for your vote for Best Personal Trainer for the Best of 417 Magazine. Since most of you have not had a chance to know and work with me one on one this request might seem a bit unfair. I hope my blog, Facebook posts and Instagram photos have given you a good idea of who I am and what I do but I understand if you have questions. While I would love to sit down with each one of you and talk about what I do in order to win your vote, I don’t have enough hours in the day (or week) to accomplish this. Instead we can do a “virtual” interview. I have provided answers below to…
  • The 5 Things You Need to Know From IDEA World Fitness 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez Do you ever wish you could attend a conference with over 12,000 exercise professionals? Do you wish you could sit beside them as they learn what’s new in weight management science and fitness technology or as they learn new exercise techniques and tools? I wish each one of you could have been by my side as I did TRX Atomic Pushups and walked the Expo sampling new protein bars while checking out the latest shoes from Ryka at IDEA World Fitness. Since my budget wouldn’t allow me to buy badges for everyone, let me share THE five things you need to know from IDEA…
  • Farmers Market Finds for August 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez One of the benefits of long summer days is the extra daylight to do more outdoor activities. I have more energy when I leave the gym because it’s not dark out yet. Brian and I can go for evening walks, even if we have errands we need to run first. I can also take advantage of Party in the Park. Party in the Park is the Thursday night happy hour at Farmers Park. While the farmers market isn’t as robust as it is on a Saturday morning, you still have plenty to choose from including samples from local wineries and brewing companies as wells as food vendors. I visited…
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    Comeback Momma

  • RSVP for the #AmericasTea Twitter Party

    Jenn
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Photo credit:  Will Cook for Smiles Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do, and we’re excited to host a party about what makes a cup of Bigelow Tea so wonderful. What sounds better than a relaxing cup oftea during this busy back to school season, so brew your favorite Bigelow flavor in your favorite cup and be sure to join us Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00-8:00 pm ET for the #AmericasTea TwitterParty. We’ll be chatting about how we enjoy our tea and sharing tea pairings and recipe ideas with all the tasty Bigelow Tea flavors available at Walmart. Ofcourse…
  • Family Vacation Destination: Loon Mountain, New Hampshire

    Jenn
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Thanks to Loon Mountain for sponsoring our visit to their Adventure Center. All opinions are my own. Set in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, and only two hours from Boston, you’ll find a wonderful adventure for the entire family at Loon Mountain. This area is a great destination for winter sports, but the fun does not stop when the snow melts. Summer comes alive at Loon. They have created an amazing activity-filled park including an Aerial Forest Adventure, ziplining over the Pemigewasset River, a scenic gondola sky ride, and much more. Thanks to our wonderful host…
  • Back to School Fitness: Operation Flat Abs

    Jenn
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Back to School Fitness: Operation Flat Abs There’s a light at the end of the tunnel!  Although the kids may be lamenting summer’s end, moms everywhere are rejoicing the return of a regular schedule… The return of sanity. This year, let the sweet relief of “back to school” afford you the opportunity to take care of yourself, and to work on your own health and fitness goals. One goal that many of us mamas want to work on involves the midsection… The tummy. The miracle of carrying children often coincides with the “miracle” of a stubborn belly…
  • What’s Your Online Personality? Consider These Online Safety Tips

    Jenn
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is a Fashionista Events opportunity Have you ever considered if you have an online personality? Have your posts become so predictable that you’ve become a social media cliché? Do you ever consider the impact of your behavior online? As a blogger, I often share personal information online, but I try to be very careful about protecting myself and my family in a variety of ways. Here are my personal online safety tips: Don’t Share Your Location I do not share my actual town, only my general metro location. I also turn off location settings on my phone and apps so if I share a photo…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation

    Jenn
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Happy Wordless Wednesday For some of the country, kids are already returning to school. We have a few more weeks. It’s been a really fun summer so far. Here are some highlights from a recent trip to New Hampshire’s White Mountains. If you ever get the chance, it’s a great place to visit! An InLinkz Link-up The post Wordless Wednesday: Family Vacation appeared first on Comeback Momma.
 
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  • Dr. J: Exercise Lifestyle Activist and Opportunistic Arborist

    dr-j
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am Dr. J, and I am an exercise lifestyle activist. An exercise lifestyle activist can be defined as someone who is very active himself or herself, and is an especially active, vigorous advocate of this cause, including trying to persuade people to change their behaviors to improve their health and fitness. I want you all to be exercise lifestyle activists too. I do this for myself by incorporating exercise into my lifestyle. Exercise for me is not only a trip to the gym or a run along the road. Exercise is my way of life. For example, I had recently planned to go to the fitness center, but…
  • Don’t Taze Me, Bro!: Dr. J’s Tense Encounter with the Police

    dr-j
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Cliff/Flickr Recently, I had a encounter with law-enforcement in which it became clear to me that looking or behaving a little differently or being in an unusual place could lead to unfortunate consequences. “Possible 10–66, Unkempt Homeless Person Fleeing Scene” It all started when I heard a short police siren blast behind me as I was running. Stopping, I turned, faced the two officers coming towards me, and asked, “What do you want?” “We saw you put your something in your pants,” said one of the deputy sheriffs. This was not a prank, so…
  • Dr. J’s 10 Reasons You are Still Fat

    dr-j
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) woodleywonderworks/Flickr Why are you still fat? No, the reason that you are still fat is not a virus, genetics, medications, unlucky metabolism, or a bad childhood, boss, or relationship. There are likely several reasons, and they come from this list: You skipped school. No. not formal education: fat education. You never learned about portion control, calorie math, or calorie density. Applying these skills will keep you from not feeling comfortable in any clothing other than that one-size-that-really-does-fit-all, graduation cap and gown. You want to eat like those models in fast…
  • The Science of Breaking Bad Habits and Creating Healthy Ones

    dr-j
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Wendy Wood, Ph.D., Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Southern California, has researched the way that we make and break habits. “My interest in habits comes from observing how difficult it is to change repeated behaviors in daily life,” says Wood. People associate a place or person with a response, explains Wood, and the habitual response “does not require a supporting goal, [so they] thus repeat good and bad habits.” I continually write about how important it is to make a lifestyle change rather than just going on a diet or exercising…
  • Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels: Hacking Anorexia’s Positive Emotions

    dr-j
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) ·S/Flickr “I feel fat!” Those three words just uttered by my friend next to me during our Stairmaster workout were followed by, "I know I just did an aerobics class earlier this morning, and I plan to do one this evening. “You are not fat,” I quickly replied, “and if you keep talking this way, I’m going to trace your outline on a big piece of paper and show it to you!” After our exercise program was finished we had a more serious talk about her concerns and my concerns. My friend is extremely fit. She eats a very clean healthy…
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    All Things Gym

  • Behdad Salimi 215kg Snatch

    Gregor
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Meanwhile in Iran … Behdad Salimi Snatched 215kg in a competition between weightlifters in the national camp to determine the top 8 for the Asian Games. I am told his lifts were: Snatch: 206, 212 and 215kg Clean & Jerk: 250, 260 Also Bahador Moulaei was seen limping off the platform with injury (195 + 241, x261). More Behdad: the Behdad Salimi Category on ATG his 214kg Snatch World Record his 260kg Clean & Jerk and the 232kg Power Clean Past 215kg Snatchers: Dmitry Lapikov’s 215kg Snatch Alexandr Kurlovich 215kg Snatch Ashot Danielyan 215kg Snatch 262.5kg Clean &…
  • Robert Förstemann 260kg x2 Squat

    Gregor
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Meanwhile in Germany … Here’s an update from track cyclist Robert Förstemann (the guy with the Huge Thighs). He now Squats what looks like 260 (or even 290kg?) for a double! Wikipedia lists him as being 174cm and 90kg bodyweight. Thanks to Anton for the video. Robert Förstemann 260kg x2 Squat is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Ilya Ilyin Progress Tracker Spreadsheet *Update* 242kg Clean & Jerk

    Gregor
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Let’s stalk track Ilya Ilyin’s progress during his 2014 build up. A while ago I had the idea to keep track of Ilya’s progress. So for each of his videos I started to enter the biggest lifts into a spreadsheet. This thing will be updated along the way. Download: Link to the spreadsheet. Go to File –  ‘Make a Copy’ to your Google Drive or ‘Download as’ (xlsx for Excel for example). When you click on a weight it will open the video at the time of the lift. What it is: A way to visualize Ilya’s progress. What it is not: His training…
  • Almas Uteshov 230kg Clean & Jerk

    Gregor
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Meanwhile in Kazakhstan … Another “Big Friday” and you know what that means, right? Team KAZ is going all out. Here is Almas Uteshov (94kg, Silver at 2013 Worlds with 175 + 222) from whom we don’t often get to see training footage, with a 230kg Clean & Jerk. Almas is on the team that will lift at the Asian Games in September. Looks like he is the guy to beat there. While we are in KAZ: Rustem Sybay also got some PRs. 175kg & 177kg Snatch and 230kg Rack Jerk. Update: … and Ilya did a 242kg Clean & Jerk for his Big Friday. Follow his progress here.
  • Lu Yong 178kg Snatch (Summer 2013)

    Gregor
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Meanwhile Last Summer in China … Here’s a clip of Lu Yong Snatching 178kg. The other day I asked the uploader about his whereabouts. He said that those clips of him are from summer 2013 and that: “He was chubby and fighting a knee injury.” Coincidentally, 178kg was also Lu’s last Snatch in competition (at London 2012). Lu Yong 178kg Snatch (Summer 2013) is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
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  • Quick Tip: The Power of Naming Your Workouts

    Scott Andrew Bird
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Kira Robert Clarke (Fight Geek).Here's a simple technique which greatly increases the potential of your workouts. Kira describes the full process in the article Give Your Workout a Name!, but here's a quick story to give you the basic idea : A few years ago, a couple of young dudes I trained with (Muay Thai), wanted to do some extra conditioning work. I offered to take them on a run up Puke Hill on the weekends. After a few nervous side-glances, both of them asked, "Why is it called Puke Hill?" After striking a suitably melodramatic pose, I just smiled and then walked away. When they finally…
  • Master The Kettlebell (Max Shank)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Max Shank's 'Master The Kettlebell'.Looks great. Max Shank's 'Master The Kettlebell' is quite simply the book I wish I'd had when I was first experimenting with kettlebells. I'll post up a full review shortly; in the meantime, here's a snippet from the main page on Dragon Door : This book is a must-have for current or aspiring RKC or HKC instructors, or anyone who needs real, practical, and POWERFUL advice for kettlebell use. The exercise descriptions, mobility information, and solid program design strategies are incredibly worthwhile. My advanced clients will love having a resource to…
  • Josh Hewett's Pursuit of a 600lb Deadlift

    Scott Andrew Bird
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Fantastic goal. Josh is working with Strength Coach Craig Bongelli (who we chatted with in Gymchat 246 - great discussion), specifically targetting a 600lb pull. Good stuff. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger,…
  • Looking At : Aug 31, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:47 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. The Street Workout World Cup : A serious dose of calisthenics in Stuttgart's Schlossplatz. Good stuff. Diabetes & Amylin : Promising indeed. A 3D-printed Prosthetic Arm : A custom-made, 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Nice one. Functional Organ Grown from Scratch : 'A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time.' Very interesting research. Skull Restored with 3D Printed Titanium Mesh :…
  • Quick Tip: Sleep Hygiene

    Scott Andrew Bird
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    One of the areas that Josh Hewett and Sincere Hogan covered in Gymchat 253 was the general approach to sleep hygiene. Though the specifics will obviously vary from person to person, Sincere outlines the basic idea : Good stuff. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of…
 
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    Finding My Fitness

  • How to Avoid Having Loose Skin After Losing Weight

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

    jason
    11 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is a guest post from Becky Flanigan. I have a post coming out soon about 5 foods for great heart health, so this one seemed appropriate! Plus, I love swimming.  Take it away, Becky! For those who want to have their exercise routine help maintain a healthy heart, consider the pool. Swimming is a great way to get yourself in shape, which will translate into a heart that has to work less during everyday life. Here are some things to consider: Excellent cardiovascular conditioning Swimming improves the body’s use of oxygen, without overworking your heart, and provides an excellent…
  • 20 Slow-Carb Meal Ideas (Photos)

    jason
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the most difficult challenges folks seem to run into while working out their slow-carb diet is coming up with things to eat. It seems that the things people go to always is eggs, spinach, and lentils for breakfast and some ground beef, beans, and broccoli for lunch and dinner. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. You may love it, it may not bother you, and in fact it might even help you see success more quickly. Go-to meals are gone to for a reason. But if more is what you’re after, but you’re still having trouble coming up with ideas, here are some photos of…
  • Introducing the Slow-Carb Meal Planner

    jason
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s here! The doors of the slow-carb meal planner are finally open, and you’re invited to join the other early birds! To jump right in, click the link below – or keep reading if you want to know more. Yes, I want to get my slow-carb meals planned! Meal planning is critical to success on any type of diet, but it takes time. You have to sit down and actually think about what you’re going to eat for an entire week, and then you have to write up a shopping list. For busy people like you, it’s tough to take that time. There are two other things people often are…
  • Slow-Carb Diet Tips: Managing Dinner Out With Friends

    jason
    16 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s inevitable. You finally get a hold of your habits, you’re making good strides, you’ve finally been able to stick to the plan for the first time in a long time. And then someone invites you over for dinner, and it’s not on your “free” day. What do you do? Do you freak out? Do you decide to take a break from the plan? Do you tell them you can’t make it? We all have been in situations that make us feel awkward because of our decision to live a healthier, fitter lifestyle. Not too long ago, I had one in my own family! We usually have family dinners…
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  • 5 Great Arm Exercises Without Weights

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

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

    michael
    2 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Upper Body Bodyweight Exercises The foundation to a great upper body physique is a strong upper back, well defined chest, broad shoulders, defined arms, and bodyweight traing can help you achieve this. In this post I’ll help you develop these muscle groups by listing 5 upper body bodyweight exercises that target these areas. 1) Push Up One of the most popular and effective upper body bodyweight exercises is the push. This exercise targets your chest, shoulders, and triceps. To do the push up, follow these instructions: Kneel down with your hands on the floor, make sure your hands are…
  • Understanding Your Cardio Workout Routine

    michael
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    What Is Cardio Training? A cardio workout routine is a type of fitness training that can strengthen and improve your cardiovascular system. This post discusses some of the positive effects and a few drawbacks of a cardio workout routine. The Positive Points of a Cardio Workout Routine Cardio training is a a great way to improve your health and fitness and this can be done in numerous ways. Here are some of the positive effects a cardio workout routine can have on you. Improvement In Cardiovascular Fitness: A stronger heart and lungs can be achieved with cardio training. This type of training…
  • 5 Dumbbell Exercises To Add To Your Exercise Routine

    michael
    6 Jul 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Don’t Miss Out On These Dumbbell Exercises If you are looking for a way to improve your fitness level and your appearance which doesn’t include any machines, then these 5 dumbell exercises may be the answer. Whether you add all of them or just a couple of these exercises,  you may find what you have been missing in your exercise routine. So read on for the five dumbbell exercises that may give you better results. Remember always consult your physician to make sure your healthy enough to do any exercise program. 1: Standing Dumbbell Oblique Twist The standing dumbbell oblique…
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  • Three Ways To Get Passionate About Your Goals

    Kim
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    My passion drives me forward to live the life of my dreams. I know what I want in life and I set goals to get me there. I know that each goal I achieve brings me in union with what I desire. I feel truly invigorated with each success! Meeting a goal, no matter how big or small, strengthens my confidence and self-esteem. I enjoy these feelings and strive to receive them as often as possible. Setting and achieving goals is a never-ending circle of positivity that fuels my passion even more. My passion encourages me to persevere over obstacles and it is replenished and increased with every goal…
  • The Secrets To Creating A Bedtime Ritual

    Kim
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I ask most people how much sleep they get a night, I typically hear 6-7  hours. Then I ask do they have a bed time, most give me a double take. I was the same way about a decade ago when I was working with my first trainer I threw up all these excuses about why I couldn’t work out consistently and he asked me what time did I go to bed and I was like what? He said if I went to bed by 10pm on any given night I could get up at 5:30 or 6am and still get a good night sleep. Again another double take. You see at the time I was working 50+ hours week and typically didn’t get home…
  • Best Jump Rope Workout

    Kim
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I love jumping rope, you can jump rope ANYWHERE and it’s easy to pack.  A jump rope can help you to easily shed  some of your unwanted extra pounds. What make jumping rope so effective is that you can vary the intensity. It allows you to build up your heart-rate and develop your conditioning without having to even leave the comfort of your home. I also like bringing a rope with me to the gym and jump between my weight lifting sets. The Best Jump Rope Routines Here are a few different techniques you can use to change up your jump rope routine and get back on-top of pushing yourself.
  • Top 10 Fitness Myths BUSTED!!!

    Kim
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I get a lot of questions from clients, friends and social media about the many conflicting fitness messages you read or hear. I’m going to bust them and give you advice that you can actually use right away. What’s the best time to exercise? Some say morning, some say lunch or evening. Let’s bust this myth. It’s the time of day in which you will do it on a consistent basis. For me, that means shagging it at 5:30am. I know, trust me dragging my tush out of bed that early does suck, but once it’s done I can go on with me day. How about you, what’s a time of…
  • My 10 Gulity Pleasures

    Kim
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    We all have them. Those little things that we absolutely love, but it’s hard for us to admit in public. Well I’m doing it. I’m admitting the 10 things I love doing. Baseball games — eating peanuts and drinking beer at a Red Sox. It’s not a game I unless I have both. I don’t feel guilty at all, because I’ve budgeted for this in my week and I enjoy without thinking of it. Lifetime TV movies — give me a blanket and day of movies and I’m in heaven. You know Tori Spelling, Alyssa Milano or some other  child star will be in trouble. Pinterest…
 
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  • 10 Reasons Men Need To Stop The Crash Diets

    Shaun
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
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    Shaun
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
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    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
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  • Responding to a Fitbuggers Request

    Shaun
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
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  • A Brief Rundown of the Best Body Building Supplements on the Market

    Shaun
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
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  • How to Get Over Your Fear of Eating More Calories

    Tony Schober, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    You’re not eating enough to lose weight, and your fear of eating more food is holding you back. Here’s how to bump up your calories without stressing out. How Eating Too Few Calories Affects Your Weight Loss Chances are, your weight loss woes are NOT a result of eating too much. In fact, you’re likely eating below your BMR and not getting enough nutrition to support your activity levels. Eating fewer and fewer calories does not result in better weight loss. When your body senses an energy deficit it slows its metabolism by reducing the output of important hormones. Keep your…
  • The No-Gimmick Best Way to Detox Your Body

    Tony Schober, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    90% of the detox programs on the market are nothing but gimmicky scams that harm your health. Here’s the right way to detox your body… Most Detox Plans Cause More Harm Than Good I have to cringe every time I see another article on how to detox. These detox plans have many things in common. The main ideas of most of them are: Resting the body using some kind of fasting protocol. Juicing veggies or fruit. Eating very low calories. Ridding the body of toxins. These are just the most common principles. There are many more extreme detox protocols too. I’ve even seen fasting for…
  • What Should I Eat Before Bed to Keep Me Fit and Sane?

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Many people worry that eating late at night will keep them from losing weight. Find out if that’s true, and see what you should eat at night to stay fit. Does Eating Before Bed Keep You From Losing Weight? Despite what you might have heard, eating food after a certain time isn’t in-and-of-itself going to keep you from losing weight. That’s like saying eating breakfast makes you gain weight. While proponents of not eating after a certain time tout their results, you have to question if the weight loss was a result of not eating after a certain time, or if it was simply due to…
  • Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Healthy snacks are a great way to treat yourself without feeling guilty from all the artificial flavors and preservatives in the typical supermarket baked goods section. During my quest to find the perfect healthy snack, I stumbled upon an excellent idea to make a cookie dough dip from Chocolate Covered Katie. This is my own personal adaptation. Finding That Elusive Nighttime Snack I don’t know about you, but nights are when I want to snack. The days…not so much. I needed to find a way to satisfy that craving without it interfering with my goals. I needed the snack to satisfy some…
  • How to Get Started Losing Weight For the Very Last Time

    Tony Schober, CPT
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Tired of starting the weight loss process over and over again from the beginning? Here’s how to make this time the last time you ever try to lose weight. Make a Commitment to do Whatever it Takes Make a promise to yourself that you will do whatever it takes to make this the last time you try to lose weight. Certain aspects of weight loss are going to initially make you feel uncomfortable. You have to be willing to ignore your rationalizations and push forward no matter what. Reflect on Your Individual Personality Your personality has a lot to do with your success. Stop and think about…
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  • Steve Finally Does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Also, We’re Hiring!)

    Steve
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Hey guys! So unless you’ve been living under a rock, your social media has been taken over by people dumping buckets of ice on themselves in the name of raising money for a cure for ALS.  I’ve been challenged a few times from friends, teammates, and rebels, but due to travel, I haven’t been able to get in on the action. You can stop asking, because I finally took the challenge, and had a bit of fun with it. Yesterday, equipped with help from a few of my childhood heroes, a camera, a few buckets of ice water, four hours of amateur video editing (and no shame), I put…
  • How to Make Chicken Veggie Kabobs

    Noel
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    This is a post from NF Rebel Chef Noel. Well Rebels, winter is coming. It’s August and (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), summertime is nearing its end. Soon it will be time for stews, squashes, and Paleo comfort foods. But I’m ready for one last hurrah of summer: Outdoor cooking. For those of you in the southern hemisphere, you have this to look forward to! You lucky dogs. If you already have burgers and dogs down, it’s time to level up your grilling game. Today I’m gonna show you how to make some super quick and easy Greek-inspired chicken kabobs.  You…
  • Days of Future Past: How to Use Time Travel for Success

    Steve
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    One of the hottest movies so far this summer has undoubtedly been X-Men: Days of Future Past. It combined the best of the new X-Men films with the best of the old X-men films (though sadly no Nightcrawler), and stuck them in one giant blockbuster. How can you have young wolverine and old wolverine, young Magneto and old Magneto, young Charles Xavier and old Charles Xavier? Time travel! Everybody loves a good time travel story – from Star Trek to Looper to Chrono Trigger - it’s so much fun to think about what could happen if we could go back into the past, talk to our younger…
  • Proper Gym Etiquette: How to Not be a Newbie in the Gym

    Steve
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I remember the first time I ever set foot in a gym. I was 16, a day removed from getting cut from the basketball team, and I planned on getting “big and strong.”  The problem, was…I didn’t know what I was doing!  I sheepishly wandered from machine to machine, doing a set of this, 10 reps of that…and then I tried to do the ONE exercise I thought I knew: the bench press! After loading up more weight on the bar than my total weight, my spaghetti arms shakily removed the weight from the safety rack, and I proceeded to drop it directly on my chest.  Panicking, I…
  • How to Become a Morning Person

    Steve
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I have been on Team “Night Owl” for as long as I can remember. Sure, I remember waking up as a kid to watch Mr. Wizard before taking the bus school, but as I grew older I shifted my daily routine further and further back.  By high school, I was struggling to get out of bed to get to school on time, and all through through college an “early” bed time was 2 am. Even in my adult life I struggled to get to bed before 1 am.  During my nearly six years of writing articles for Nerd Fitness, I’d guess that 90% of my writing was done after 10 pm. And I wanted to be…
 
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  • How to Handle Your Tensions

    Fitness Freak
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    • Pressures in life-on the job, in our social and family relations are always present. • Pressures are necessary and useful. • Pressures are undesirable only when they cause us to feel the ill effects of tension. • Tension is a highly individual, personal reaction to pressures. • There’s never a need to worry about […]
  • When Do You Need A Psychiatrist?

    Fitness Freak
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    • Emotional health is indispensable to a sense of well-being, and sometimes we do need professional psychotherapy. • There is a great difference between a psychotic individual and a neurotic one. The psychotic usually requires hospitalization, but the neurotic, although he may be unhappy, can go through life without losing touch with reality. • The […]
  • How to Slim Down Your Stomach with Resistance Bands

    John Keefe
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    There are thousands of websites out there that promise you some kind of miracle treatment, pill or diet that will help you lose weight effortlessly. As soon as you read something like that, the alarm bells should go off in your head, as they are most probably trying to tell you something utterly useless. The […]
  • How to Lose 80 Pounds on an Exercise Bike

    Lucy Watkins
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    When you’re exercising you need to achieve at least one thing, consistency. Regular exercise is crucial in reaching your goal of losing 80 pounds. Not only that, you also need to keep exercising to keep your physical health intact. While 80 pounds may sound like something unattainable, the truth is that it comes down to […]
  • How to Fight Fatigue

    Lynn Adren
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    We should always keep in mind that a certain amount of fatigue at all age levels is to be expected. From time to time, things go on in our bodies that are not completely normal, but not necessarily serious. Slightly erratic functions of the organs of the body may reduce our normal quota of daily […]
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  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #157 – Paleo Mayo Recipe, Homemade Sunscreen, and Why Assisted Pullups With Elastic Bands Is a Bad Idea

    Alex Juel
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Paleo Mayonnaise I’ve tried making mayo before with no luck, but I made this one and it came out great. I think the key might be the size of the container. This time I made it in a tall round container that was just a little bigger than the immersion blender. I used avocado oil and it’s freakin’ delicious. Non-Toxic Homemade Sunscreen Recipe I’m interested in making my own natural sunscreen because I hate how costly good sunscreens are and I also don’t feel like the best sunscreens on the market are really that good. You might already have a lot of these…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #156 – Probiotics For Treating Fatty Liver Disease, Health Risks of E-Cigarettes, and 10 Benefits of Deadlifts

    Alex Juel
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, according to a new study Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is when more than 5-10% of the liver is fat. NAFLD is more likely to develop in people who are obese or who have diabetes. This study found that by giving rats probiotics for a month, the accumulation of fat that’s stored in their liver was less than what was stored in rats who did not receive the probiotics. The probiotics used in the study were Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium breve, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. Vanilla Pudding Pops…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #155 – Gelatin for Joint Pain, The Dangers of Going Gluten Free, and Making 5 Meals Out of 1 Roast

    Alex Juel
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:03 pm
    I ride my bike to work everyday and I always record my rides in case I’m hit by a car, but I never thought to put any of my footage online. I occasionally come across some interesting things, so I decided that I’d upload it to YouTube and post it here. I’m going with two categories for now – “things that annoy cyclists” and “things that cyclists love.” I’ve already published a couple of videos recently, but keep an eye out for more in the coming weeks. But for now, check out some of the cool things I’ve read lately. Gelatin/Collagen…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #154 – Why You Can’t Remember Being a Baby, Why Sunscreen in the US Sucks, and Food Ingredients That Sound Dangerous But Aren’t

    Alex Juel
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Research explains why you can’t remember being a baby (Science Alert) When we’re babies we form brain cells at a higher rate than at any other time of our lives, because we’re learning so much. New research suggests that all the new neurons that we form as infants could be pushing out established memory circuits. Paleo Portion Sizes: How Much Is Just Right? People are so used to restricting how many calories they eat that they find it hard to believe that calories aren’t as meaningful when they’re on a paleo diet. That doesn’t mean the paleo diet can’t be…
  • I Crashed My Bicycle and Have POV Video to Prove It

    Alex Juel
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    It’s likely that someone will steal your bike if you lock it up outside here in metro Denver, especially if it’s a nice bike but even if it’s a crappy $20 bike. If not the entire bike, you might find one of your wheels or even seat missing. So for that reason, we bring our bikes into the office building, but we’re not allowed to bring our bikes into the building if the wheels are dirty. The building owner keeps this building spotless. It was hard enough to get him to let us bring clean bikes into the building. Anyway, it rained overnight from Monday to Tuesday and I…
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  • Evil’s Workout Plan – September 2014

    evilcyber
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    I recovered from the two weeks off last month and here’s what my September workouts will look like!Back On Track! After the break I had to take last month I can now report being full back into swing.Most lifts improved, but dumbbell curls are back on the menu, despite my misgivings about them last month.Evil’s Current Workout Plan (September 2014)DayBody PartExerciseSetsRepetitionsMondayChest, Triceps, AbsWeighted Wide Push-Ups36 – 12 (5 – 8)Dumbbell Pullovers36 – 12Incline Flyes36 – 12Close-Grip Bench Presses36 – 12Lying Triceps Extensions36 –…
  • Is Taking The Bus Better For Your Waistline Than A Bike?

    evilcyber
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Could taking the bus make you skinnier than taking your bike or your car? A British study came to surprising results!My First CarBefore I got my driver’s license taking the bus was my natural mode of getting from A to B. Either that or riding my bike, which wasn’t practical for longer routes or when time was in short supply.It all changed when I got my first car. Just hop into the convenient vehicle right in front of the house and in the privacy of your own portable home go where you want to be whenever you feel like it.It was my combined American and French revolution: …
  • Research Shows Electricity Makes You Less Hungry

    evilcyber
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    German researchers discovered an intriguing connection between electricity and obesity.Your Brain On JuicePlease, after reading this, don’t hook a 9 volt battery to your head. It is a bit more complicated.Researchers from Lübeck in Germany took a group of volunteers and for eight days stimulated their brains’ dorsolateral prefrontal cortex with electricity.That region of the brain plays an important role in regulating appetite and eating.The prefrontal cortex (orange) and its dorsolateral region (8, 9, 46).A second group only got a mock set up (the electricity is so low you…
  • Getting More Mileage From Push-Ups

    evilcyber
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Push-ups are the greatest home chest and triceps exercise you can do without equipment. Here is how to make them work when you mastered the basic push-up!Push-Up 2.0Push-ups are great. Drop to the floor and do them and you train your chest, triceps and many smaller muscles. Without the need for equipment.But if you’ve done push-ups for a (long) while and can do 15, 20 or more, you know you’ve landed in the land of training muscular endurance and not strength or size.With two small adjustments we can make push-ups work for you much, much longer!Click here to view the embedded…
  • The Weird Secrets Fitness Trackers Know About Us

    evilcyber
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    Fitness trackers collect tons of stuff. Here are some of the surprises all that data reveals about the human collective.The Quantified SelfI know people out there who believe collecting enough data about themselves turns into perfect fitness and eternal bliss. For me something  tracking my every move (literally) is not a comfortable idea.But yet I’m a hypocrite and happy that some people do go with it, because it gives us unique insights into how the world ticks.Here’s what came out when one manufacturer of a fitness tracking wristband, Jawbone, published some of their data.Who Goes…
 
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  • Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

    Jackie Willey
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce A friend of mine recently recommended I read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  She recommended it because as a literature major she found it to be worthy of the title “good literature”.  That almost deterred me from reading it.  I am glad I stuck with it, not because it is good literature, but because it is the story of one man’s walk to the post office that turns into a life changing journey. The recently retired Harold Fry receives a letter from a former co-worker informing him that she has…
  • Kubota Garden In Seattle, Washington

    Jackie Willey
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    Kubota Garden I recently traveled to Seattle to visit my niece who was 8 months pregnant.  Needless to say I was not able to enjoy most of the things I normally do when I visit like hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park.  After spending several days eating, including an evening spent enjoying way too much food at a Taste of West Seattle we went in search of a more healthy activity. After much searching on the Internet and flipping through apps we found Kubota Garden.  We laced up our tennis shoes (hiking boots are not necessary) and leashed up the dog (dogs on a leash are allowed) and headed…
  • 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…
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  • Shoulder Exercises with Weights on Fitness Boot Camp Holidays

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

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

    Chad
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:54 am
    Real food vs. supplements on boot camp holidays If you were to walk into any gym or health food store you will find supplements. You will find all kinds of supplements. What are those supplements? What do they do for us? How are they different from regular food? What are supplements? Dietary supplements can be many different of items and contain several different substances. They may have vitamins, minerals, concentrated nutritious portions of plants and herbs, or proteins. They are widely available in health food stores, or on the internet. Most people take them for their health. Common ones…
  • Stay active while on a trip

    Chad
    1 Jun 2014 | 7:31 pm
    How Not To Miss Workout Sessions While Traveling In today’s society, the activities in which people engage in are demanding and essential in different ways. While traveling, for example, it may be difficult to maintain your workout routines yet both activities are necessary to you To find the right balance between these two activities, it is important to learn how not to miss workout sessions while traveling. You may have been used to walking, running or even hitting the gym on a regular basis and because of the tour, all these become impossible. This is the time to identify better ways…
  • Rapid Fat Loss 2 – Tabata boot camp training

    Chad
    23 May 2014 | 1:45 am
    In our last post we talked about Tabata boot camp training. It is an excellent way for people to incorporate cardio training along with strength training. But as we said it is not the Holy Grail of fitness. If you are involved with a sport you would have to also train in whatever way necessary to perform better at that chosen sport. If you train this way only you will not excel at strength sports, nor will you excel at endurance sports. But it is a good way to increase endurance for strength sports without hurting the gains already made, and it is a good way to increase strength for endurance…
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  • Win An Autographed One Direction: Looks Make Up Collection

    Stephy
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    A few weeks ago, I took HB to her first concert - One Direction at Nationals Stadium. It was just as you would imagine it would be — lots of young girls, screaming, crying, singing along in their 1D schwag. There were a ton of Moms bopping along and Dads sitting in their seats wondering how they got roped into taking their daughters. I’m not going to lie — I really enjoyed the event. It brought back a lot of memories of being a Duran Duran loving tween. And my 12 year old daughter LOVED it. I took a lot of photos during the show – click on the concert pic below to…
  • Labor Day Boxing Workout

    Stephy
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
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  • Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day Anyway?

    Stephy
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    My friend Liz invited me to try a new CrossFit that opened nearby for a Saturday WOD this weekend. It was a partner workout with 3 rounds of 30 OHS, 40 Pull Ups and 50 V-Ups. I have not really done any lifting for months, so the gift of OHS was felt all day Sunday for sure. I do miss parts of CrossFit but not all of it — so I have some thinking to do whether I want to sign up for a few months to see if the fire has returned. Decisions, decisions… And of course the pull ups left me with some nasty open calluses that are very painful. I am never proud of them because I know that it…
  • Labor Day: Time to Disconnect

    Stephy
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend. I’m going to spend time with my kiddos and hubby before school is back in session and our lives start to get more chaotic! Read This Nutrition: The Truth Behind the High-Fat-Low-Carb Cult Life Lessons: Srikumar Rao: How Leaders Can Rethink Happiness Health: I Could Not Find A Cure For My Acne Until … Be Inspired Workout Boxing Labor Day: Time to Disconnect is a post from: Live Fit and Sore Tweet This Post
  • Being Thankful

    Stephy
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    An extra post today to close out my 5 days of sharing what I’m thankful for: Day 5… 1. I’m thankful for my strong personality. Some may think it’s a blessing and a curse but I disagree. It’s important for people to know where you stand. 2. I’m thankful for my ability to make friends ‘with a rock’. It has come in handy in many situations over the years. 3. I’m thankful for the perspective that I developed during my husband’s cancer treatment. The people I met, the friends who supported us, the things I saw, and the situations that…
 
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  • Making Every Day More Like Vacation

    Heather Blackmon
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Labor Day!! When we take vacation that overlaps with a holiday, we always say it doesn’t even count as a real vacation day. It’s free days and vacation doesn’t really start until tomorrow, even though we are currently in France. Yes, we’re nerdy like that! Since I think we all could use a little more vacation, l thought it would be fun to look at a few ways to make EVERY day like a holiday. 4 Easy Tips 1. Slow Mornings I love the feeling of some extra time to relax in the morning. Just 15 minutes extra can make a huge difference, so you can slowly sip your…
  • Big, Giant 3 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

    Heather Blackmon
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    This is anniversary week around here! It was the week after our 10th wedding anniversary that I decided to start a blog. 3 years later, there have been some big changes (the biggest being the rebranding to FITaspire from Better With Veggies) and I’m so grateful that all of you are still here supporting my little corner of the internet.   To show you just how grateful I am, I’ve put together a big, GIANT Anniversary giveaway for you! And there are EIGHT chances to win, because one was just not enough. Some of my favorite brands are helping me celebrate by offering some great prizes…
  • 12 Recipes to Inspire Breakfast for Dinner

    Heather Blackmon
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Ok…I love every meal, but the flavors of breakfast are classic. And easy to spin and update without a lot of effort. I could eat breakfast foods at every meal, but I couldn’t eat dinner foods for every meal. I’m sure other people could! Disclaimer: Slideshow collection sponsored by Foodie via Mode Media. As always, all opinions are my own and I only share things that I would recommend to my friends and family. You can read my disclosure policy here. Check out 12 Recipes to Inspire Breakfast for Dinner by Heather Blackmon at…
  • 13 Reasons Marriage Rocks

    Heather Blackmon
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Time flies when you’re having fun and the last 13 year of marriage to this guy have really flown by! Today marks 13 years of marriage. Not always blissful (we are both real people), but overwhelmingly amazing! On past anniversaries I’ve shared the story of how we met and a look at how we’ve changed in the years we’ve been together. This year, I thought it would be fun to share 13 reasons why I love being married. This is my list of some of the lesser known reasons that I have learned to appreciate during our marriage – things you might not expect. Or you might, depending how well…
  • CoSchedule Social Editorial Calendar Review

    Heather Blackmon
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    With vacation just a week away, one of things I have to consider is this blog. Do I plan a number of guest posts while I’m away or prewrite posts to share with you? In either case, how do I avoid having to check in and promote the posts on social media? While weighing my options, I decided to revisit a tool that I tried out a few months ago – CoSchedule. Disclosure: The following review for CoSchedule is provided in exchange for a discount on my yearly subscription to the service. Any links to CoSchedule also include a referral code, which provides additional discounts off my service. As…
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    Hot Fitness Women

  • Fitness Model : Taylor Matheny

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

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

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

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

    arswino76
    3 Jun 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Felicia Romero has started her training since 2004. She rehearsed in local gym and saw a brochure for the NPC show and she was very interested. Then she tried to find out what figure show was and how to do diet. She always said that she had a natural genetic to compete so she just let it flow. She was in the 3rd place in her first show through training and diet that she did in her own way. Her idol is Chady Dunmore. To her, Chady has a fantastic body, always in a good shape, beautiful, and has a great attitude! “Her body is so amazing; abs, gluts, shoulder, she has it all!”, said Felicia.
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    Cybex Fitness Blog

  • Triceps Presses: Because biceps shouldn’t get all the credit

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

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

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    You know that strength training is important for many things - like maintaining muscle mass and bone density, improving body mechanics, increasing stamina, and helping us to more easily fight off infection, just to name a few. But where to begin? We understand that sometimes the machines can be scary, especially if you don’t use them often (or have never used them before). How do you know if you are performing the movements correctly? How do you know what weight to use? What settings do I use? How many reps do I do? In this Wednesday’s workout, we are bringing you a total body strength…
  • How to Motivate Your Clients to Work Out (Even When They Don't Want To)

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    In an early morning social media check, I saw that a friend had shared this particular image and quote, which resonated for me around this topic: For some people, physical activity is hard. It’s hard to start, it’s hard to do, and it’s hard to keep doing. Some of us, in the fitness profession, find this incredibly challenging, because we feel the benefits exercise brings us: the increased energy, the mood changes, the strength, and ability to say yes to things we want to do. How is it possible that some people just can’t show up? It’s possible, and we may never know or understand…
  • Training for Your First Distance Race

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
      With fall approaching, many are setting their sights on cooler weather and deciding to tackle their first distance race. ‘Distance Race’ is of course a relative term, so let’s count anything 10K up to the marathon. The best way to prepare for this kind of race is to run more. Simply put: some combination of running faster and farther. However, as with everything in life – too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Running too much, especially when your mind and body are not prepared for it, can potentially result in boredom, burnout, or injuries. If you are motivated and…
 
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • 7 Things A Trainer Probably Shouldn’t Confess

    TaylorR
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Just when you thought I had run out of confessions… Oh no, they keep coming. I’m human after all and I’ve some some pretty ridiculous things in my day. Did you miss the last confession? And while, I’m not proud of many of these moments, I am proud of my ability to come clean and move on. So, without further ado… 7 Things A Trainer Probably Shouldn’t Confess 1. I’ve eaten food out of the trashcan before. Yup, done it. I found myself snacking left over cake (or cookies or something) once and decided the best way to remedy the situation would be to toss it out. So I did. Then I…
  • Fit Guilt: Do You Ever Feel Guilty For Working Out?

    TaylorR
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I don’t. I used to. I used to feel guilty waking up on Saturday mornings to go for a run. I used to feel guilty stopping work in order to get a workout in. I used to feel guilty for meeting up with girlfriends while my husband was busy being “productive”. Why? Because I felt as if it was selfish. You see, when I’m working out and Dan’s not… he’s working. Getting things done to move our business (and life) forward. I felt bad, almost lazy for not doing the same. My guilt was so deep that I would wake up as early as 4:30 on a Saturday morning to get my run completed…
  • Friendly Friday: SizzleFish & Amazing Fish Recipe Roundup

    TaylorR
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Happy Friday! This week flew by, and I can’t complain since that means we’re just a day away from watching some Clemson football! Go Tigers! Are you a college football fan? Who’s your team? While tailgating recipes are flying around the internet faster than a speeding bullet, I am going to spotlight a different type of food… Fish What brought on my sudden obsession with fish? It’s not really sudden to be honest, fish has been a weekly staple in our home since I stopped being a vegan. The protein, the Omega-3s, the amazing flavor… it’s just too good for my body and tastebuds to…
  • Top 5 Nutritious Add-Ins To Make A Shake A Meal & Basic Greens Giveaway

    TaylorR
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Lately I have become obsessed with creating healthy pre and post workout shakes. Ashton and I are collaborating on a new project and part of that includes experimenting with smoothies. I know you are aware that shakes are a great way to sneak in some nutrition, a great way to help your body recovery from workouts and a great way to keep your calories tracked if you’re trying to lose weight. Not to mention that because they are often high in protein, a large shake can keep you full from one meal to the next. Until recently, here is what my shakes looked like: 1 scoop protein – 1 cup…
  • The Kettlebell Warrior Workout

    TaylorR
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Boy do I have a great workout for you today! Even though I was extremely active while out of town, I still came back craving a week of solid workouts to make up for our relaxed eating (well, drinking). That motivation combined with my excitement over my new kettlebell (see below) was the inspiration for today! If you don’t have a kettlebell, you can substitute a dumbbell! I first did this workout on Monday, and let me just say on Tuesday I woke up feeling it… all over. Are you ready? Kettlebell Warrior Workout Not sure about the whole kettlebell thing? Check out the awesome benefits of…
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    Naturally Intense Personal Training™ Blog

  • Exercise- A Natural Treatment For Anxiety & Depression

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

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

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

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

    Kevin Richardson
    14 May 2014 | 10:46 am
    Surprisingly Unhealthy ‘Healthy Foods’ Here in the West, we live in an age where our relationships (or lack of relationships) with those providing us with our food is unlike that of any other time in our collective history. In the not so distant past we had personal relationships with the farmers, millers, hunters and gatherers who supplied us with our provisions, a huge contrast to today’s giant and impersonal corporations who flood our food markets with their products. (See my article Eating Chicken- What You Need To Know). Thanks to advances in food production technology,…
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    Beginner's Fitness Programs

  • Think of Working Out as Fun

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

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

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

    admin
    18 May 2014 | 7:31 am
    Although I usually do not put the review of a movie, this documentary is very apt for this site and I decided to put it. This documentary is about the obesity epidemic, especially child obesity. It clearly shows us why…Read more →
  • Mix of Soy and Whey Proteins Give the Best Result

    admin
    14 May 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Mix of soy and whey protein give the best result after your hard workout.Read more →
 
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    12 Minute Athlete

  • 7 HIIT Workouts You Can Do With Nothing But a Jump Rope

    Krista Stryker
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I’ve been traveling a ton this summer, going everywhere from Portland, OR to San Diego. It’s been a lot of fun, but it also means that 99% of the time when I’m gone I don’t have access to a gym. But I don’t let that stop me from working out every single day (minus one rest day a week, of course). Whenever I travel for work or play I bring a jump rope with me because I know that no matter what else I have available to me, I’ll always be able to get a good workout using a jump rope (of course I also can with zero equipment, but a jump rope allows me to be a…
  • Calorie Torching 12 Minute HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Double unders 2. Air squats 3. High knees w/ jump rope 4. Push ups 5. Snowboarder jumps 6. Plank jumps (front to back) Bonus: 10-20 Pull ups —————————————————— Leave your reps/time/number of rounds in the comments below. Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Calorie Torching 12 Minute HIIT Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • Crush It Tabata Triad Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Tabata Timer setting: 8 x :10 x :20 (x3) Complete the following three tabata workouts resting no more than 30 seconds in between: #1: :10: Rest :20: Jump lunges :10: Rest :20: Side lunges #2:
  • 10 Reasons Why I Love Boxing So Dang Much

    Krista Stryker
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most of you have probably noticed by now that I’m slowly starting to incorporate more boxing and kickboxing exercises into the regular HIIT workouts on the site. It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do since I first started 12 Minute Athlete, but in an effort to keep things simple at first I decided to wait until people got more used to the workouts before I started expanding the exercises and equipment by too much. So in an effort to start convincing the skeptics among you, here are 10 reasons why I love boxing so dang much (and why I hope you will too): (Note: I did do a bit of…
  • 4 Minute Metabolic Mayhem Workout

    Krista Stryker
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Tabata Timer setting: 8 x :10 x :20 This workout is perfect for when you want to get in two workouts in a day but don’t have time for two full ones, when you want a little extra boost at the end of your regular workout or when you just really don’t have time for a full HIIT workout. Give it a shot whenever you’re in a hurry! To do it, you’ll need to set an interval timer for 8 rounds of :10 and :20 second intervals, then do the following until the timer runs out: :10 : Burpee tuck jumps :20 : Double unders (or single unders) :10 :…
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    Limitless365

  • HOW YOU CAN BE MORE CONSISTENT BY EMBRACING DISCOMFORT

    Justin
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals. – Jim Rohn If you’re to succeed with any personal challenge in life you have to be able to measure your progress and the outcomes of your behaviors. One of the strongest indicators of success in any avenue of life is your level of consistent practice. How many diets have you started and bailed on in a week or two? How many exercise programs have you begun only to find a few weeks later those 30 minute sessions 5 days per week have now turned into a few minutes…
  • A beginners workout routine: Free excerpt from the Limitless365 Fitness Program

    Justin
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    Below is an excerpt from the Limitless365 Fitness Program. This is an excerpt from the Exercise Guidebook and Beginners workout protocol. If you enjoy this article please consider picking up a copy of the program here.   Today I am releasing the final article in a series of three that featured FREE excerpts from the Limitless365 Fitness Program as a way to help the L365 community build a healthier mindset and a very important healthy habit. You can read those two articles here and here. Todays post includes how to build a consistent exercise habit plus the Level-1 Noob workout program…
  • THE BEST WAY TO BETTER DECISIONS: HOW TO UNITE YOUR HEAD, HEART, & GUT

    Justin
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    When there’s a really big decision to be made in my life I often feel like I’m being pulled in multiple directions. My heads telling me to do one thing, my heart something else and my gut likes to add its two cents to the conversation as well. Needless to say this makes decision-making more difficult than it already is. My head is telling me she’s out of my league and probably already has a boyfriend so why bother. My heart says go for it ya fool! She’s smart, sexy, and has her shit together. Then my gut chimes in… maybe it’s more of a tightening up and I find myself unable to…
  • HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHY HABIT: 10 MINUTES OF MOVEMENT A DAY

    Justin
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Below is an excerpt from the Limitless365 Fitness Program. This is the first of 12 healthy habits that are practiced as part of the program. If you enjoy this article please consider picking up a copy of the program here.   Your first habit to practice is simply to get moving more often. This may seem too simple but that’s the idea, I want you to build some momentum and confidence moving forward. A lot of your success will be determined by your expectations of success and I want to make sure you have the confidence moving (no pun intended) forward. Studies also show that those who…
  • A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO YOGA

    Justin
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Arielle Nadel via Compfight A few months ago I sort of fell out of love with exercising. I wasn’t really enjoying Crossfit, traditional weight training, or even the bodyweight circuits I use to love so much. I needed a change of pace, something totally different from what I had been doing for so long. A few years back I was practicing Yoga pretty consistently and really enjoyed it but somehow I got away from it, not really sure why. When doing Yoga my body had never felt better, I had less injuries, and I felt less stressed. So for the last few months I’ve been back in the Yoga…
 
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    Cathe Friedrich » Blog

  • Cathe’s Sept 2014 Workout Rotation

    Cathe Friedrich
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    The Sept 2014 rotation is all about mixing heavy weights with light weights and mixing high intensity cardio with steady state cardio. There is great “shock value” in this rotation. Your metabolism will get a nice boost, your bone density will improve along with your strength and endurance. Eat as clean as possible and you are on your way to a “clean and mean” you!!! Enjoy the last stretch of the summer even though most of our minds are already wrapped around fall. OnDemand QuickSelect ™ : Note: If you’re an OnDemand subscriber make sure you’re logged into your account and then…
  • Do Women Have an Easier Time Maintaining Muscle Mass with Age Than Men?

    Cathe Friedrich
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Both men and women lose muscle mass with age. Muscle mass begins to decline after the age of 30. Men and women who are inactive lose as much as 3 to 5% of their muscle mass each decade after the big 30. Loss of muscle mass isn’t just a cosmetic problem. When you lose muscle tissue and strength, you’re at greater risk for falls, injuries and accidents. That’s why sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle, is now recognized as a major health issue. Although men and women both lose muscle mass with age, women may have an easier time avoiding sarcopenia than men once they reach…
  • What Are the Most Effective Biceps Exercises?

    Cathe Friedrich
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Looking for a little ripple in your biceps when you flex your arms? Firm, defined biceps look better in a tank top and they show you’re in good shape. Your arms are one of the most visible parts of your body, especially when they’re exposed in the summer. Biceps strength is no less important. You need strong biceps to reduce your risk of injury when you’re doing compound exercises including exercises that target your lower body like deadlifts. Plus, strong biceps help you lift heavy things in everyday life like a child, a pet, furniture or a big box. Biceps strength is also…
  • Feeling Hungry All the Time? Here’s Why

    Cathe Friedrich
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Hunger is a powerful motivator. When the hunger wave hits, it sends you scurrying to the refrigerator to eat the wrong things. The desire to eat is controlled by your brain and the interplay of a variety of hormones including leptin, ghrelin, insulin and hormones produced by your gut. As always, your brain and gut hormones have your best interests in mind. They’re working together to keep you well fueled. Uncontrolled hunger is one of the primary reasons people fail at losing weight. Hunger can rage out of control when you reduce your food intake too much and your body senses…
  • New e-book from Cathe Friedrich and Eggland’s Best!

    Cathe Friedrich
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Announcing the brand new e-book from Cathe Friedrich and Eggland’s Best! Like Eggland’s Best on Facebook to get your FREE copy today! http://bit.ly/btbnbybook   The post New e-book from Cathe Friedrich and Eggland’s Best! appeared first on Cathe Friedrich.
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  • Getting The Most Out Of Your Fitness Regime

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

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

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

    Free Fly
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:44 am
    As people age, they usually become less active. Studies have shown that adults over the age of 65 are the most sedentary age group, spending about 10 hours every day either sitting or lying down. This inactivity can be bad for their health, and can lead to obesity, heart disease, injuries due to falls, and even early death. They may find additional aches and pains, have lower energy levels, and find it hard to do the things they used to do. Exercising and staying active is important for older adults if they want to maintain their independence, stay healthy, and continue to enjoy their quality…
  • Tropical Breeze Protein Shake Recipe

    Free Fly
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:56 am
    Try this healthy & delicious juice recipe, brought to you by "Get Juiced".--> If you want 100 more recipes just like this one, visit this page <--==> For More Juicing Recipes Visit this page <==
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  • Fitness Model Valentin Mitev Talks With Fitoverfat.com

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

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

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

    The Strength Guys
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:59 am
    By Jacob Trout, Physique and Performance Coach at The Strength Guys Inc. The next time you are in a checkout line, count the number of contradictory claims being made from different magazines. Magazine A claims that they have the secret to weight loss, Magazine B claims it has the secret exercise for bigger biceps, Magazine C has another secret for weight loss, and Magazine D has another secret for bigger biceps! The catch? It’s contradictory. Consider it white noise. It is my belief that these flashy titles only serve to distract beginners from a reasonable and proper foundational program.
  • Increasing Testosterone: A Scientific Approach

    Logan Sheehan
    22 May 2014 | 12:12 pm
    If you’re hoping to increase your testosterone levels so that you can see superior muscle gain, there are a number of strategies you might be using. From workout techniques to dietary strategies to supplementation, there are many different theories out there as to what will work best to help you reach your mass gain goals. But, which really are backed by science? Which will hold up time and time again? And most importantly, which are going to be worth your effort? In order to fully understand how to properly go about increasing your testosterone levels, it’s good to take a step back and…
 
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  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    The REST API is an XML-based API. It is, like FeedBlitz itself, complex and at times may be challenging to use. For simple use cases, such as integrating a FeedBlitz subscription mechanism into your site or service, we recommend using one of the APIs I’ve already covered this week, or a plugin / widget that has already done the work for you. If you’re building such a plugin, widget or tool, then depending on your use cases you may need to delve into the REST API in some depth. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level:…
  • The FeedBlitz Simple API: Adding Subscriptions Programmatically

    Phil Hollows
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you’re a plugin developer, PHP guru, or a web programmer who wants to do more with FeedBlitz but the REST API is daunting, we’re rolling out a new set of features in a “Simple” API that is much easier to use.  This API needs an API key, which you can get here after you log in. Programming Required: Yes API Key Needed: Yes Best suited for: Web developer, plugin developer Skill level: Intermediate Good for: Adding a subscriber from a popup, plugin, or web site back end The function of this “Simple” API is to start the FeedBlitz dual opt-in process for…
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  • 10 Ways to Help Eliminate the Emotional Stress in Your Life

    Bob Choat
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Driving on the freeways of the Los Angeles area can be pretty tough and stressful.  This is especially true during rush hour.  Sometimes I wonder how so many people can drive in traffic for hours a day.  This stress is wrecking havoc upon them.  Then when they get to work, they have to deal with the stressful environment there too.  How about at home or at school?  Whew! Emotional stress (aka: distress) occurs pretty frequently in today’s world. Hans Selye first coined the term “stress” (Selye, 1936). He described it as the bodies struggle against stress and the…
  • The Insider’s Secrets to a Stronger Foundation and Core

    Bob Choat
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    In almost every single sport, building a strong foundation is important to sustaining success.  Once I grasped in my younger days in the martial arts, my techniques improved.  So did my fighting abilities.  If you look at the best fighters, they use all of their foundational and core strength to deliver a knock-out punch. My focus has been to train the body as a single unit as much as possible.  This enables me to connect each part together so that I’m much stronger in a functional way.  It was important for me as a fighter and even more so now that do Parkour.  My legs have to be…
  • 15 Ways to Bring Fitness into Your Life

    Bob Choat
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Since my youth fitness has been a part of my life.  There were the times when I belonged to several gyms and fitness centers.  Those days are pretty much gone (other than training at The House of Champions and the Tempest Freerunning Academy).  Today, most of my training is via my bodyweight and outdoors.  To me, getting fit can be done just about anywhere.  I don’t look at fitness as needing some special equipment. Once you have the mindset of what fitness really is, then it becomes simple as to finding ways to bring fitness into your life.  I’m going to introduce to you…
  • 21 Quick Tips to Live Healthier, Happier and More Fully Engaged Each Day

    Bob Choat
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Distress seems to rampant in today’s world.  It’s not just in the United States. I recently read an article where South Koreans drink the most alcohol of any nation in the world.  In fact, Russia is 2nd and they drink about half the amount of the South Koreans.  Both countries are listed among the highest in emotional stress.  While the United States drinks one-fourth of the South Koreans, many are engaged in other activities that are probably worse.  Social drug use is higher here. This includes Valium and the like. We’re working a lot of hours with less leisure time.
  • Leveraging Your Fitness Training…

    Bob Choat
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:51 pm
    In my walks I would challenge myself to do more. Long ago I realized that doing just one thing as one intensity didn’t do me any good in the long run.  What I’ve done in my walks is to engage in different routines as I walk. A couple examples has to do with the use of plyometrics.  I would bound side-to-side and do walking broad jumps.  No longer am I relegating myself to a simple walk.  Having said that, if you’re challenged by walking, then that is where you should start. There are many ways you can use the power of leverage to get more of each training session. Using…
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  • Hitch Fit Helps Mother of Two Shed 20 Pounds of Fat and Conquer Stress!

    Diana Chaloux
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Today’s transformation Sara has faced her share of stressful times over the last couple of years. This mother of 2 moved to Louisiana with her hubby Mark (who Micah and I had the chance to get to know during his time in Kansas City at KCTV5, a great supporter of Hitch Fit!) and found out shortly after that her sister was fighting a battle with a rare form of cancer. Sara used this program to get back to her old self, and to develop some healthy habits that would benefit not just her body, but her family and her life! She shed 20 pounds of fat and learned how to use food for fuel.
  • Jamie Got Ripped 6 Pack Abs and Dropped His Mile Time By Over 2 Minutes

    Micah LaCerte
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
        Jamie Got Ripped 6 Pack Abs and Dropped His Mile Time By Over 2 Minutes I want to give a special thank you to Micah LaCerte at Hitch Fit for coaching me through a 16 week weight loss program. During the 16 weeks I trained online with Micah, I decreased my body weight by 30.7 pounds, from 222.4 pounds to 191.7 pounds. The program, while challenging, was both enjoyable and rewarding. I came to Micah after gaining 40 pounds working my first year as an investment banker. My lifestyle had changed dramatically as I adjusted to an intense work schedule and a sedentary lifestyle. While…
  • Hitch Fit Grand Opening Party On Better Kc

    Micah LaCerte
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Hitch Fit Grand Opening Party On Better Kc We are so happy to be opening the New Hitch Fit location in Overland Park and thankful for Kctv5 to stop by and give the tour We are located next to Whole Foods off 91st and Metcalf.. Stop by and check it out anytime as well as meet the amazing Hitch Fit Transformers!! 7431 w. 91st Street Overland Park, Ks. 66212 Tweet
  • This Mother of TWO Shed Body Fat Post Pregnancy with Hitch Fit Online Personal Training!

    Diana Chaloux
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
    I’ve got another awesome MOM transformation to share today!! I just love it when these busy moms decide that they are going to commit to getting to a healthier place in life, not just for themselves, but for their families too! Jancy (who I might add has ALREADY inspired several people to begin transformation) was inspired by Amy Gipson and Dena Price! She wanted to shed body fat post pregnancy, after seeing that they could do it, she knew that she could too. Jancy was what I fondly refer to as “skinny fat”, she didn’t have a lot of scale weight to lose, but we needed…
  • Uk Mans 100lb Weight Loss Journey with Hitch Fit

    Micah LaCerte
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
            Uk Mans 100lb Weight Loss Journey with Hitch Fit What an Amazing year Tarran had.  In one year he dropped 100 lbs. His first emailed was titled “I want to be Hitch Fit”.  Well buddy you got Hitch Fit.. Amazing Job.    No fat burners, no crash diets.  He did it through Hard work , Proper Nutrition and Positive Lifestyle.  His goals were to lose 50 lbs and get his belly down to 33″ , Once he reached that he wanted more!!!  His Friends could not believe his Transformation!!!  He Hopes to inspire people that also battling with Weight issues.
 
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  • How To Keep a Food Journal with Becky Fox

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Check Out How To Keep a Food Journal MY fitness friend Becky Fox made this video on how to easily keep a food journal and why everyone should be doing this now.
  • How To Make Salad In A Jar

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Spinach Salad In A Jar   It’s quick and easy way to prepare a healthy salad that will stay fresh longer and is also great to transport during a trip or while on the run during your hectic work schedule or even for the kids to take to school.  
  • Red Lentil Stew With Root Veggies

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Red Lentil Stew With Root Veggies This is a delicious stew that Dani explains is perfect for cleansing and detoxing or just a great healthy meal.
  • Quick Kitchen Sink Salad

    admin
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:48 am
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  • 90 Day Challenge Champion for Man Up Boot Camp

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    The 90 Day Challenge Winner Is!!!!!!! “Carlene Anteau”   So  this Man Up Boot Camp 90day Challenge contestant said to me at the start of the challenge “I really need this Ed”.   Carlene came in 4th in the body fat part of the competition- 2.8% Body Fat Loss!!!!   She Came in 3rd overall in the Exercise Of The Month I know I can’t compete with the young kids or the guys in class there all Beasts but I will do my best Ed it’s all I can do.   And last but not least she had PERFECT attendance, If she missed due to schedule conflicts, she…
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  • Arnold, weightlifting badass

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    #weightlifting#truth and some #mondaymotivation
  • Why You Need to Keep a WOD Journal and Track WODs

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    OK, this post has been a long time coming and here is the article in a nutshell for those who don’t want to read any further: if you aren’t tracking your workouts, you’re missing out on many of the benefits of CrossFit.Tracking your workouts is important. It helps you find your strengths, identify your weaknesses, make sense of why your performance may’ve decreased (or increased) during a period of time (oh, I switched to strict Paleo for a while and my strength went down, or “gee, I was fighting the flu those couple weeks, or “wow, look how much my squat went up after our…
  • ​Persist.

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Through the frustrating failures and the slow growth of strength.Over time, persistence will beat out power. It will beat out talent.Persistence is the difference between who you are today and who you want to be tomorrow.It is the difference between having a muscle up next year and never having the muscle up at all."Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement." – Matt Biondi#fitness #workout #fitspo #NOEXCUSES #ftinessmotivation #makeithappen
  • #MySeptemberWish is to find out, what's yours? #Fitness

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
  • ​Definitely raise your standards!

    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    #strongisthenewskinny #GirlsWhoLift #strong #weightlifting #strengthtraining #fitspo
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    Michael Wood, CSCS, Fitness Expert

  • “No Time to Exercise” is No Excuse With HIIT

    Michael Wood
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Research has consistently shown that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is not only time-efficient but also very effective in improving health and fitness. The duration used for some of the early HIIT research may have utilized brief work periods (like 20 seconds) but the intensity level used to get results was extremely high (i.e. 170% VO2 max). In 2010 Martin Gibala, PhD and colleagues from McMaster University took HIIT research to the next level, showing significant results could be obtained by using a lower intensity during the interval stages. His group used a protocol that…
  • How Too Much Soda Slowly Destroys Your Body

    Michael Wood
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Drinking too much soda, which is loaded with added sugar, can slowly wreak havoc on your body. As the following info-graphic from Rodale demonstrates, it can negatively effect your body with more than just tooth decay. Drinking just one soda a day increases your risk of metabolic syndrome by 36 percent while your risk for diabetes rises 67 percent. One 12 ounce can of coke contains 39 grams of sugar while their 20 ounce bottle weighs in at 65 grams of sugar. The amount of added sugar that you should consume on a daily basis should not exceed 38 grams for men and 25 grams for women.
  • Seasonal Exercise WORKouts that You’re Hopefully Doing

    Michael Wood
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    The more variety that you can add to you’re yearly exercise routine the better off you will be in the long run. The old adage “variety is the spice of life” holds true when it comes to trying to maintain your health and fitness level as you begin to advance in age. There are also positive associations with that adage in terms of helping your body function well both physiologically and psychologically. If you think of exercise more as a marathon and not a sprint then maybe that old saying will end up working just fine for you. credit: jp-australia.com Let’s just say…
  • The Many Health Benefits of Stair Climbing

    Michael Wood
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    Individuals have been using stair climbing as a way to improve their fitness level and build lower extremity strength for decades. Remember the old PT 4000 cardio stairmaster product that took the gym scene by storm back in the early 1980’s? Celebrity trainers have known the benefits of stair climbing too, taking their private clients to places like the Santa Monica stairs for years and giving their clients great workouts as a result. Search for a high school or college football stadium near you or an area that has lots of stairs. If you can’t find a stadium look for…
  • 6 Minutes of High Intensity Training Elevates Metabolism for 36 Hours

    Michael Wood
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The following study published in the Journal of Applied Research by Petrofsky and colleagues showed that only six minutes of high-intensity training (HIT) can elevate metabolism for up to 36 hours. The exercise protocol, conducted by researchers from Azusa Pacific University in CA, consisted of a one-minute warm-up, four-minutes of high-intensity work followed by one-minute of recovery. All ten subjects followed an exercise video for six minutes. All subjects had a personal trainer present to ensure the protocol was followed especially during the four-minute HIT component. The HIT consisted…
 
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  • Relax at home

    Karolina
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is how I relax at home. Always remember that regeneration is as important as working out. Best, Karolina
  • Karolina Workout #83

    Karolina
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Our workout today is a high intensity cardio workout. It’s absolutely perfect, if you want to lose some weight. I really had to catch my breath right after the workout. It’s so intense because we have high knees with the jump rope included. In between we will do amazing upper body exercises to sculpt our arms, shoulders and abs. A woman doesn’t need to look like a bodybuilder, but a strong and firm upper body always looks better in my opinion. So let’s get started with the workout ! Instructions: Set your timer for 18 rounds and 10 seconds and 30 seconds. We will do:…
  • Sometimes happiness lies in the cellar :)

    Karolina
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:58 am
    Hi guys, today the weather was so bad, that Jens and I decided to clean and clear up our cellar. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it: I found again this beautiful big heart! It was a present from Jens for me at the beginning of our lovestory. You see, sometimes it’s worth it to take a look in your cellar. Maybe you also have something interesting there…? Best, Karolina
  • Karolina Workout #82

    Karolina
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Guys, our workout today is a butt killer!!! I couldn’t walk or sit on my butt well the next few days . If you want to have beautiful strong legs and a bubble butt, DO THIS WORKOUT . But it’s also perfect to work on your abs. This workout really killed me. It was so intense and I needed all my willpower to manage it and not to give up. Always when I think about giving up during a workout like this one, I think about my goals, how I want to look like and I think about you all out there. I try to motivate you to push through my workouts, so I HAVE to do the same. I do more upper body…
  • Give your body the best foods

    Karolina
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:48 am
    Always give your body the best foods you can. Avoid processed food as much as you can and take the trouble to cook your meals. I promise you, it’s worth it!
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  • Joe Rogan says Bodybuilders are Designed all Fu**ed Up Today. Schwarzenegger Had It Right

    SMB Staff
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    When he’s not single-handedly smoking a forest’s worth of marijuana or interviewing people about chem trails on his podcast, chances are that Joe Rogan is in the gym so this renaissance man’s opinion about bodybuilding might mean something to you, or it might just piss you off. Take a look at what Joe Rogan had to say about bodybuilding and let us know what you think about it.  The way they used to do it in the old-school bodybuilder days, they isolate. Like today I’m doing to do biceps and triceps, tomorrow I’m going to do calves. Bitch, you’re going…
  • The Grossest Synthol Freaks On The Internet

    SMB Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Feast your eyes on our latest freakshow gallery of Synthol abusers from around the world. Forget about tone, forget about definition, forget about symmetry, forget about strength, all that matters to these gentlemen is having the biggest, gnarliest, most pillow-y biceps on the entire internet. Body dysmorphia comes in all shapes in sizes, but these guys only come in two: big and weird. The fact of the matter is these oddly enlarged muscle bellies are the result of a class of products known as “site enhancing oils”. These oils, which came into existence around 25 years ago, are widely…
  • Weird German Facebook Page “Church of Biceps” Pumps Out Odd Religious Photos Of Bodybuilders Nonstop

    SMB Staff
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Are you ready to get a little weird? There’s a German Facebook page called Kirche des Bizeps (“Church of Biceps”) that’s constantly posting… well… rather than try to describe what they’re constantly posting, why don’t you just take a look for yourself? We were able to track down the translations for all you non-German speaking bros out there. “There comes a time where men will oil themselves.” “Does man curl or not curl?” “The thickest neck that ever lived.” “I am the mountain.” “In the neck…
  • There’s A Secret Village In India Filled With Bodybuilding Security Guards

    SMB Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    Asola-Fatehpur Beri is a small town that is home to 3,500 people. Every man in this city lifts, and 90% of households are supported by guys going to work as guards in New Delhi, which is just a stone’s throw away. As soon as they’re old enough to lift their pacifiers, everyone in this city dreams of training to become a bouncer or a security guard. They train wrestling and hand-to-hand combat (it allows them to earn more for private gigs) and they avoid cigarettes and alcohol and basically anything else that might keep them from their dream jobs. You’ll notice in the video…
  • Best Gyms in NYC

    SMB Staff
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:36 am
    When it comes to legitimate bodybuilding gyms, New York City has more than its fair share. Looking for something a little different? NYC’s got that too. It’s impossible to include all the great facilities on a list of just 10, so if you think we missed any real gems then leave a comment and we’ll add some honorable mentions. These rankings are based on a number of criteria including reviews (A whiney 1-star review from some sensitive princess helps the gym’s ranking just as much as a 5-star review from a serious lifter does), the history of the gym and who’s…
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  • The HIIP class at Bootcamp Pilates - what people had to say...

    Bootcamp Pilates
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    As you are aware, we recently launched the High Intensity Interval Pilates (HIIP) class at Bootcamp Pilates and lots of you have been trying out the classes. Here's what some people had to say about HIIP... "Pilates is generally thought of as a relaxing form of exercise – this is not. Reformer Pilates is renowned for toning, and this new class incorporates high intensity interval training moves to really amp up the fat burning. I was EXHAUSTED after the class – but the moves are constantly changing so you don’t ever get bored and can tone it down if it all gets too much…
  • Three steps to healthier salad lunch boxes

    Bootcamp Pilates
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Work in threesMake three packed lunches at the same time. Fill three lunch boxes with thoroughly dry mixed leaves and then layer over with your favourite vegetables or fruit such as carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, pepper, broccoli, chickpeas, beetroot, grapes or blueberries.Top with whole-grains and/or proteinAdd some cold brown rice, pasta, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, smoked mackerel to the lunch boxes. Seal your boxes and add to the fridge.Then get wetThe morning of the day you’re going to eat your salad, add any nuts or watery ingredients such as cut fruit or avocado. Take some…
  • We love the medicine ball. Here's 3 of the best medicine ball moves

    Bootcamp Pilates
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Medicine Ball BurpeeHold a soft medicine ball in both hands and do a burpee.Keep hands on top of the ball while jumping your feet back and forwards and press the ball overhead when you stand.Works: All-over body conditioningPerform: 30 secondsMedicine Ball Walking LungeWith a medicine ball in both hands, lunge, chopping the ball across your front leg from high to low.Repeat on the other side, engaging your core muscles.Works: Improves functional strength, mobility, core and cardioPerform: 30 seconds Medicine Ball Deck SquatWith the medicine ball in both hands, squat, then lower to sit on…
  • Emily Goldman gives us her take on the new HIIP class

    Bootcamp Pilates
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    We asked Emily Goldman from BurnThis.com to attend a HIIP class and let us know what she thought! Here's what she had to say...The Bootcamp Pilates HIIP class is a great blend of cardio and traditional reformer moves.  As a now devout reformer pilates fan, I liked this class because it did a great job of mixing circuit training and reformer exercises exercises, with little to no stopping.  We were doing lunges, planks, burpees and more to really ensure our heart rates were kept high!  But, you didn't hardly notice how hard you were working because our positions were…
  • This month we love...Sweet Cavanagh Jewellery

    Bootcamp Pilates
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:06 am
    We caught up with Maxine Korval, Head of Therapy at Sweet Cavanagh to find out more... Sweet Cavanagh is a London based registered charity that is dedicated to women striving to achieve and maintain recovery from eating disorders and addictions through jewellery design and creation. Some of the women come to Sweet Cavanagh after receiving a higher level of care, while others receive their first piece of support from the safe environment created in the workshop. Located in Notting Hill, Sweet Cavanagh’s doors are open to all women who are dedicated to recovery. Unfortunately, treatment…
 
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  • Walks And Walking – MacWet Sports Short Cuff Gloves

    David Knockton
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Walks And Walking – MacWet Sports Short Cuff Gloves The Premium MacWet Sports Gloves are perfect for the outdoors. I already have a pair of the MacWet Long Cuff Sports Gloves and they are amazing – extremely tough, comfortable and resilient so I was very pleased to get the short cuff version. MacWet Sports Gloves […] The post Walks And Walking – MacWet Sports Short Cuff Gloves appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks

    David Knockton
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks Breathing in crisp fresh air to clear your mind of the stresses and strains of every day life is one of the main reasons why people enjoy walking so much. There are 15 UK National Parks where you can do this and truly enjoy the peace […] The post Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK

    David Knockton
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK Field & Trek, the outdoor clothing and equipment company that specialises in camping, walking and skiing gear has included Walks And Walking in it’s list of the Top 17 Walks In The UK for my very own Looe to Polperro walk in […] The post Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage

    David Knockton
    19 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage English Heritage’s online shop offers unique gifts inspired by our country’s rich history. They have perfect gift ideas for all ages and any occasion, many of them exclusive to English Heritage.   Gifts for her include beautiful keepsake jewellery, pretty scarves and accessories and traditional scented […] The post Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All

    David Knockton
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All The Ramblers is celebrating today’s news that the government has committed to creating a path around the entire Isle of Wight coastline. This follows more than five years of campaigning calling for the island to be included in the plans for an England Coast Path, […] The post Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All appeared first on .
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    Kettlebell Fundamentals

  • Kettlebell Juggling with a Partner

    Helder Gomes
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Catch & Release drills or “Kettlebell Juggling” is a natural progression within our NTC Method. We invest plenty of time in hammering in the basics so that these movements are not only beneficial but also safe. We want to enhance our health and attributes with our kettlebell training not hinder our performance. Patience is key […]
  • ONNIT Hemp Force Protein Review for Hiking & Outdoor Activities

    Helder Gomes
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    We love the outdoors and we love our nutrition! Recently, we received the Onnit Hemp Force protein in the mail & I decided to review it for our NTC Tribe Members.. Our First Impression? Simply Delicious! Video Review of the ONNIT Hemp Force while Hiking When we are out in the field often with our […]
  • ONNIT Kettlebell Review by Coach Helder Gomes

    Helder Gomes
    6 May 2014 | 9:46 pm
    We LOVE our kettlebells at Natural Training Center & today, we received some new kettlebells from ONNIT. I have wanted to review the ONNIT kettlebells for a while now & today I finally got the chance to do just that. There are excellent choices out there when it comes to kettlebells. We have reviewed a […]
  • Is It True That Kettlebells Make me Less Flexible?

    Helder Gomes
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Kettlebells have gotten a bad rap when it comes to mobility and flexibility. Many kettlebell practitioners are experiencing a lack in flexibility, tightness and even less range of motion. What I have noticed is that the lack of mobility does not stem from the kettlebell, it stems from the athlete’s kettlebell practice & approach. A […]
  • Preppers Beware: Your Fitness Could Cost You Everything

    Helder Gomes
    17 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    I have a deep connection with the prepper community. But the more that I interact with the hardcore preppers, the more that I note their lack of 2 crucial survival components … which we’ll get to in a minute. You see, I’m fortunate to know a couple of hardcore preppers. And some are even NTC […]
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • New 2014 Study Reveals The Best Biceps Exercise

    Mark McManus
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    The science is in! If you want bigger biceps, this is maybe the most important article you’re ever likely to read. Just recently the American Council on Exercise commissioned exercise scientists at the University of Wisconsin to find out what the most effective biceps exercise was. 8 male and 8 female experienced lifters were used […]
  • Top Funny Bodybuilding Broscience Quotes

    Mark McManus
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Gotta love some broscience! Usually when someone counters something I say, it starts with, “I heard…” or “Well the guy at the gym said…” Let me stop you right there. If I give an argument supported by logic, reason, and references to studies, you have no business countering with what you “heard”. That’s not how […]
  • Is 3 Days Really Enough To Build Muscle?

    Mark McManus
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Yes! Yes! 100 times yes! Still to this day I get readers telling me that they’re going to stay on the 5 day THT workout (instead of the 3 day plan) because they want to “speed up” results. Woah! Hold up! The 5-day routine is not more effective. This belief stems from the “more is […]
  • Simply The Best Low Carb Bread Recipe

    Mark McManus
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    Who says you can’t have bread on a low carb diet? Ready for what I think is the best low carb bread recipe on the net? I came across a recipe posted by Odette Tracey Swanepoel on Tim Noakes’ The Real Meal Revolution facebook page. She said, “Eureka” I have found it! A bread without […]
  • The Real Reason People Fail To Lose Weight

    Mark McManus
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:57 am
    Have you ever tried to get s a six-pack and failed? Do you know someone who has busted their ass on a diet only for results to come to a screeching halt after a few weeks? I’m going to explain why that happens. After all, if weight loss was simply a matter of Calories In Vs Calories […]
 
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  • What’s in a Book?

    Danny Aipa
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Today’s post may seem a bit out of the ordinary or maybe not.  But maybe you can relate to this. I love books… I’m always adding them to my library ranging from strength training, healing, Hawaiian culture, business, motivation, martial arts, cooking, and so on. When my wife wants to go to the mall with her friends, and wants me to come along, she knows she can leave me in a bookstore and I’ll be good there for a couple of hours.  It’s like when moms go to yoga class and drop off their kids at the kid center so they can get all namaste.  Same story. I’d…
  • Build a Strong Foundation with These 5 Exercises

    Danny Aipa
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    When it comes to creating programs for other people and getting my own training routine going, I like to be a little creative with using different variations just to get things interesting.  But when it comes down to building a strong foundation, I think there are 5 exercises you should make sure you have down solid and continue to build up on. These 5 exercises are in no particular order: 1. Deadlift I think the deadlift is one of those exercises where you get the most bang for your buck and also is essential for developing a strong posterior chain. The deadlift is an exercise I continue to…
  • The Kū Mental Approach to Training for Constant Progress

    Danny Aipa
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    When it comes to training, I become more aware of my body in the way it feels and moves.  Just the other day while I was performing a squat movement.  I could tell my left hip was super tight which was causing me to over compensate on my right side and do weird things with my hip. The old me, would have told myself to, “Throw some dirt on it and do some push ups,” and continued with doing the movement no matter how I felt.  I had to get it done, it was on my program for the day.  This sort of approach can create a barrier or maybe even bring your progress to a screeching stop…
  • How to Believe in Yourself

    Danny Aipa
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I got a call from one of my good friends, Kekai, who asked if we could meet up to talk about him getting in some training sessions with me.  He’s the owner of Battery Specialists of Hawaii, a 100% locally owned company.  Don’t worry I’m not going to talk about batteries today because I have no clue about them and always have to refer back to the manual when I have to jumpstart a battery. As I took a seat in his store, I looked around and said, “Braddah, you are really doing it.” Kekai smiled and replied, “I’m trying, still learning a lot. Pretty…
  • Kū Foods: Health Benefits of Eating Avocados

    Danny Aipa
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    If you don’t know someone who has an avocado tree in Hawaii, then avocados can be an expensive treat. When I first moved back to Hawaii from California, I craved to get my hands on some avocados and make some guacamole or something.  When I arrived at the grocery story my craving quickly left when I saw the price – $3.99 ea. And these were just manini (small) kind.  I thought to myself, You crazy! But if you can ever find a good sale at a local Farmer’s Market or snag some from a tree, then you best be stocking up on those avocados. Benefits of Avocados Other than…
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    National Personal Training Institute » Blog

  • Try Helen Mirren’s Air Force Workout Routine

    Liz Bowen
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Queen actress Helen Mirren is equally known for her fit look as much as her outstanding acting ability. At the age of 69, it is not some laborious and grueling exercise regimen or binge diet that gives her that wonderful body. It is actually an 11-minute workout plan originally devised for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Image via The Telegraph Designed by physician Bill Orban in the late 1950s for the Royal Canadian Air Force, this 11 minute exercise regimen, includes 10 basic exercises for men and women in different configurations for different fitness and age groups. All of them are designed…
  • Before Summer Ends, Try These Fun Outdoor Workouts

    Liz Bowen
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Running, hiking cycling and a host of other outdoor sports may be among those that have dominated your summer up until now, but with less time ahead than in front of us to enjoy the summer days, why not try something new? Here’s the lowdown on just four outdoor workouts that can put a new spin on your late summer workout routines. Kayak Spin You see them as your jogging by or doing reps outside and think to yourself, “kayaking looks like it could be fun!” If you look a little closer, those kayakers are engaging in a workout routine called kayak spin. These kayaks are part of the…
  • Now You Can Fit Your Workout In During Your Layover

    Casey McIlvaine
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Anyone that spends time at the airport understands that the hours spent there are either wasted or devoted to work. Now some progressive airports are making it possible to fit in your workout during that long layover. While fee-based, spas and gyms have long been available near or in airports from Vegas to Dubai and Singapore, Philadelphia’s airport is the first to bring fitness equipment directly to the concourse. Currently, the summer trial dubbed the “Just Plane Fun” customer appreciation program provides three types of low-impact stationary bikes for travelers to use in the…
  • How Well Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?

    Casey McIlvaine
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:49 am
    Image courtesy of Time Today, there are as many fitness trackers to choose from as there are gyms, and an increasing number of people are using them as part of their fitness and health regimen. The biggest question that most people will have is wondering how well fitness trackers really work. The answer is not necessarily an easy one to answer without knowing what the individual wants to accomplish in terms of fitness pursuits as the user’s goals will determine which one is best for their needs and how well they work. While the latest fitness trackers have a price range that runs anywhere…
  • You are a Certified Personal Trainer…what Equipment Do You Need?

    Casey McIlvaine
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Becoming a freelance certified personal trainer usually means that you will not be able to rely on the use of the equipment of an established gym with your clients. When it comes to what equipment you will need to properly train your clients, the first thing to remember is that there is no such thing as essential equipment. Depending on the client and their fitness goals, it is possible to train many clients without the aid of any actual equipment. In order to be effective with a broad spectrum of clients and goals, there are a number of pieces of equipment that are wise first investments for…
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  • Friday Fives

    Sarah Wasill
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Recovering from a fitness-related injury? Looking for creative, back-to-school lunch ideas? Want to turn your walk in the park into a full-body workout? Read up on our favorite health and fitness articles from this week: Christine of Love Life Surf shared five important lessons learned from a fitness-related injury. Starting up a new jogging routine? Carly of Fine Fit Day compiled these running tips to get you started. Give the kids a healthy start this school year with these yummy bento lunches from blogger Pepper. Marc of Built Lean shares the five best shoulder exercises to try in your…
  • How to Get Active in the Battle Against Obesity

    Sara Staffaroni
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Counting calories to avoid weight gain? It might take more than just a careful diet. When it comes to batting weight gain, science proves that physical activity might be your secret weapon. A recent study from Stanford University’s School of Medicine reported a shocking increase in obesity from 1988 to 2010—from 25% to 35% in women and from 20% to 35% in men. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one-third of American adults are now obese. According to the Stanford study, that spike corresponds with a decrease in the time Americans spend being active each…
  • Friday Fives

    Sara Staffaroni
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Unsure about weekend weight gain? Want to make the most of your next run? Nervous about navigating your first gym trip? Check out our favorite weekly posts from health and fitness bloggers across the web: Ready for the weekend? Cathe explains how Saturday and Sunday can increase your chances of weight gain. Nicole of Prevention RD shared this delicious looking recipe for caprese macaroni and cheese. Get in shape faster with these five healthy habits from Mind Body Green. Amanda of Run To The Finish shared her best tips for pacing yourself during your next run. If you’re new to the gym…
  • Brain Training & How It Boosts Your Physical Stamina

    Sara Staffaroni
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    How many hours a week do you spend training your body? Is it four, five or is it more? Do you spend that many hours training and caring for your brain? It is extremely important that you do — and I hope you’re doing it too. Your brain is the driving force for maximizing your physical talents, and it needs to be fine-tuned for you to succeed. Take exhaustion, for example. If your brain is telling you that you’re getting into exhaustion overload, then your brain is warning you what is going on in your body. I want you to learn to listen to this internal signal, as your brain is telling…
  • Healthy Back-to-school Snacks for Your Kids (and You!)

    Sara Staffaroni
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Fall is almost here, and so are the days of sack lunches and after-school snacks. A healthy snack is fuel for the day — inside the classroom and out on the playground. But something tasty is just as important as something nutritious. What snacks are your kids eating as they head back to school? Here are some of our favorite back-to-school snacks, and we hope you’ll love them too: PB&J Pita — Mix up the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich with skinny whole wheat pita bread. This easy-to-make combination packs about 400 calories, and incorporates the necessary grains and proteins…
 
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  • 10 Uncommon Tips for Exercising

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    2 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    You should always keep in mind the 10 uncommon tips for exercising because regular exercise is very important in living a healthy and long life. There are a number of benefits fetched from regular... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Tough Workouts Without Equipment at Home

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    1 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    There are a lot of people who are fond of working out without making use of any equipment and such people should have good knowledge about the 5 tough workouts without equipment at home. Home is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Different Types of Gym Training Equipment

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    28 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    The different types of gym training equipment include the exercise machines and the fitness devices that help an individual in staying fit and healthy. There are different varieties of gym training... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10 Ways to Protect Your Knees

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    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    It is very important to maintain healthy knees and this is the reason why you should know the 10 ways to protect your knees. Healthy knees provide a boost to your active lifestyle. Injured hips,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Effects of Alcohol on Weight Loss

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    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you are planning to shred pounds, you should consider the effects of alcohol on weight loss along with other aspects. Some say that alcohol consumption leads to weight gain, while others suggest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Eating One Meal A Day: A Stupidly Easy Way To Lose Weight?

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

    Keith
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    In this crazy, fucked up world of fitness, there are 2 groups of people when it comes to getting ripped abs. Group 1: Getting a ripped six pack is all about diet. Group 2: Getting a ripped six pack is all about your workout and the exercises you do. And then there’s crazy Group 3 who thinks it’s all about genetics. Which group do I belong in? Well I used to belong in Group 1. Up until a few years ago, I believed that getting a six pack and super shredded abs was all about dieting. All the gurus said shit like: “Abs are made in the kitchen, bro.” “Abs are 80%…
  • How To Build Muscle Without Weights: Interview With Todd Kuslikis

    Keith
    11 May 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Can you build muscle with weights? For years, everyone thought this was impossible. But what if I told you that building muscle didn’t require you to be able to squat 500 pounds and that you could build muscle just as efficiently with nothing but your own bodyweight? That would be the best thing since sliced bread, right? I got to sit down and talk with Todd Kuslikis, a bodyweight expert (and creator of Bodyweight Overload) who specializes in helping people build muscle with only bodweight exercises (no gym required). It’s pretty badass stuff, check out the interview below. 1) Hey…
  • Chris Pratt Workout For Guardians Of The Galaxy: 7 Secrets To Getting Super Ripped

    Keith
    2 May 2014 | 10:16 pm
    While body transformations in Hollywood are nothing new, what Chris Pratt did in 6 months to prepare for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy is pretty amazing. Chris went from looking fat and sloppy to sporting a lean and chiseled physique. So a lot of guys are probably wondering how they can duplicate Pratt’s results. Getting a ripped body like Chris Pratt isn’t rocket science. It’s just a matter of eating healthy and training hard. But there’s so much BS out there when it comes to getting a Hollywood physique, so here are 8 ‘secrets’ for getting a ripped…
  • 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…
 
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  • 5 Great Signs You Know You’re On The Right Diet Plan

    ShannonClark
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So you’ve just decided that now is the time that you’re going to put forth the effort to get started on the fat loss plan you’ve been putting off for too long. You’ve found the protocol that you wish to use and you’re now two weeks in. Is the protocol working properly? Are you going... [Keep reading]
  • What To Look For In A Protein Bar

    ShannonClark
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    So you’ve made the commitment to eating healthier and striving to reach your target goal weight. You know this means you not only need to plan out healthier meals, but you also need to stay accountable for your snacking as well. While your pervious snack choices may consisted of whatever you could find from the... [Keep reading]
  • Four Must-Do Calf Raises

    ShannonClark
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    One muscle group that far too often gets left out of the mix often because people simply aren’t paying close enough attention to including it into their workout routine is the calf raise. Calf raises are vital to performance enhancement however since the calf muscle is basically going to be your ‘weakest’ link in a... [Keep reading]
  • 6 Great Reasons To Use Protein Powder

    ShannonClark
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve not yet started making use of protein powder in your nutrition protocol, now is the time to start. Some people are still under the impression that protein powder is designed for those looking to build hulk-like muscles, but this isn’t the case. Otherwise may view protein powder as ‘fake’ food and unhealthy for... [Keep reading]
  • Secrets To Brad Pitt-Like Abs

    ShannonClark
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Brad Pitt is one of the top coveted bodies in the industry, thanks to his role in Fight Club. The lean physique, which demonstrates good muscle size without going overboard, is easily attainable for many men if they set out the right game plan. Combining exercise along with diet is key to success as both... [Keep reading]
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    Supplement Reviews and Rankings

  • Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Review

    Top10
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    >> Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Weight Gainers List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Weight Gainers List for 2014 Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Weight Gainer FAQ What Does Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Do? If you’re looking for an efficient and relatively cost-effective way of adding a ton of high-quality calories to your diet then Serious Mass is definitely a supplement you’ll want to consider adding to your hypertrophic arsenal. With over a&hellip; Review Overview Taste Price Nutrition Quality 91 This is a SERIOUS mas gainer Summary : Optimum Nutrition Serious…
  • Maja Pop – A Unique Approach to Protein Supplements

    Top10
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Protein in a Tube, With a Twist If you’re a fitness buff or a health conscious person, you know how vital it is for your metabolism, energy level and muscle strength to access a steady daily supply of protein. But you probably also know the complicated side of getting a lot of protein: many of the foods we consume that contain the protein levels we need are also high calorie and packed with other stuff we don’t necessarily want like starches, sugars, carbohydrates, artificial ingredients or other extras that make it tough for us to stay healthy, fit and trim. Add to this the fact…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Weight Gain – Bulk Up With These Products

    Top10
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:28 am
    Supplements for Weight Gain and Bulking Up If you’re one of the many men and women who have difficulty adding body mass in a healthy way, you’ve probably considered the possibility of adding a weight gain supplement to your regimen. It isn’t enough to simply increase your daily caloric intake; according to the National Institutes of Health, you should maintain a body mass index between 20.0 and 24.9 for the highest probability of a long and healthy life. The best weight gain supplements allow you to stay within this range by maximizing muscle growth and minimizing caloric…
  • Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard Review

    Top10
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    >> Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey FAQ What Does Gold Standard 100% Whey Do? Easily living up to its name, Optimum Nutrition’s flagship protein powder product has almost certainly become the gold standard is whey protein, providing unparalleled quality and taste, and all at surprisingly affordable prices. While this product&hellip; Review Overview Taste Price Nutrition Quality 99 #1 Whey Protein Powder Summary : We picked Optimum Nutrition…
  • Cellucor C4 Extreme

    Top10
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:07 am
    Overview of Cellucor C4 Extreme >> Ranked #1 In our Top 10 Pre Workouts of 2014 Overview of Cellucor C4 Extreme &gt;&gt; Ranked #1 In our Top 10 Pre Workouts of 2014 Cellucor C4 Extreme FAQ What does C4 do? Simply put, C4 by Cellucor has been formulated to provide your workouts with an unparalleled boost on all fronts. Far from being a glorified caffeine supplement, which the supplement market is absolutely rammed with at the moment, this product is&hellip; Review Overview Overall Rating 96 Cellucor C4 Extreme Summary : Simply put, C4 by Cellucor has been formulated to…
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  • September Races

    Becky White
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
      Labor Day Run 2 miles Monday September 1, 2014 8:00am Baton Rouge, LA Labor Your Legs 5K Monday September 1, 2014 8:00am Hattiesburg, MS Lafayette Professional Firefighters 9/11Memorial Stair Climb Saturday September 6, 2014 7:00am Lafayette, LA Run/Walk for Scott Ramirez 5K Saturday September 6, 2014 8:00am Hammond, LA Saints Kickoff Run 5K Saturday September 6, 2014 8:00am New Orleans, LA Rock the Road 5K 5K Saturday September 6, 2014 8:00am Slidell, LA Loyola Invitational Cross-Country Meet Saturday September 6, 2014 7:00am Metairie, LA Race For The Cure 5K Saturday September 6,…
  • The Dog Bite Saga

    Becky White
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
      Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, runner’s knee…….luckily I have been running for eighteen years and I have never really dealt with these common running injuries. Of course I would be injury free all this time just to get by leg chewed on by Fido. I decided to jog in the neighborhood next to mine for a change of pace last Friday. As I was running a large brown dog ran up behind me. I’ve had dogs run behind me before but usually an owner is not far behind fussing at them. Something must have angered pooch because he grabbed on to my calf like a T-bone. He bit down…
  • Special Olympics Fundraiser

    Becky White
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    I will be fundraising at the Gulf Coast Half Marathon on October 19, 2014. I am asking friends, family, runners, law enforcement, and Special Olympics supporters to help me. The catch is I will be running the full 13.1 miles in full police uniform: shirt, pants, gun belt, boots, etc. Just for reference I gain about 25 pounds every time I get dressed for work. I need YOU to bet on me! Pledge a donation in any amount. If I finish you will donate your pledged amount directly to the Special Olympics of Louisiana. You can comment below with your pledge or tweet me on Twitter @bakramer1. You can…
  • Varsity Sports Beer Mile & 7th Birthday Celebration

    Becky White
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Varsity Sports Mandeville celebrated its 7th birthday this week culminating in the Birthday Beer Mile. The race was held Saturday evening at the Covington Brewhouse in downtown Covington. The race day registration and beer station were held outside the brewery. Michael Ogden, of the Covington Brewhouse, gave tours and samples of beer to the runners while we were waiting for the race to start. Of course my husband volunteered to accompany me to this race and had more than a few samples. The Beer Mile had three divisions: all Women, Mixed, and all Men. Each team had four runners. The rules were…
  • Self-defense for Runners

    Becky White
    4 Aug 2014 | 12:09 am
    Last week a female was attacked on the St. Tammany Trace. (For those not familiar with the Trace, it is a former railway that was converted to a cycling/jogging path that spans 28 miles in southern Louisiana. It is very popular with local runners.) The female was walking in between Lonsome Rd. and Koop Dr. when a male approached her from behind and grabbed her around her neck. Luckily a cyclist was nearby and scared off the male. The cyclist called 911 and the male was apprehended a short while later by police. What if the cyclist was not there? Could the female defend herself? What was…
 
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    The NFPT Blog

  • NFPT 25 Years in the Making: Oliver Eehn

    NFPT Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    We have many amazing affiliates that we got to work with and talk to on a daily basis. Most fitness professionals will stay in the personal training aspect of the industry from 3-5 years. Here at NFPT, we have been fortunate enough to have trainers maintain their certification with us for 20 or more years! For our 25th Anniversary, we would like to publicly recognize those trainers who have been faithful and loyal to us from the very beginning. Today we would like to recognize Oliver Eehn. How long have you been certified with NFPT? 20 years as of this summer. Why did you choose NFPT? At…
  • Make Smart Snacks!

    NFPT Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    You may not be eating enough between meals. Think I’m crazy? Check out your guide to low-fat snacks that fuel your exercise activities, improve your health and keep yourself energized all day. Snacking doesn’t have to be a meal replacement or diet downer. “It can be an excellent, low-fat source of complex carbohydrates, your body’s most important energy source, as well as calcium, iron and fiber,” says Neva Cochran, R.D., spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Most women miss out on about 25% of the calcium they need each day and get only about half…
  • The Importance of Water for your Personal Training Clients

    GuestAuthor
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Water is crucial in the functioning and maintenance of the body. Water is everywhere, from the jelly inside the eyeballs to the fluid inside our skulls in which the brain floats. It helps keep muscles expanding and contracting, the lungs moist for breathing, controls internal and external body temperatures, lubricates joints and maintains the functioning of all your other organs. Keeping cool and staying hydrated can help conserve energy that can be used for exercise periods or other daily activities. Workouts tend to elevate the body temperature. This causes the body to sweat in order to…
  • Exercise is Strong Medicine for your Personal Training Clients

    GuestAuthor
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Patterns of modern living have channeled the average senior into an increasingly sedentary existence. Human beings, however, were built for movement and it appears that physiologically they have not adapted well to this reduced level of activity. “Regular exercise” is necessary to develop and maintain not only an optimal level of health, but also more youthful appearance, improved posture, mental clarity and high energy. Exercise has also been found to aid in weight control and to increase muscle strength and endurance. It does this by enhancing the function of the lungs, heart…
  • Should you Consider a Strength and Conditioning Certification?

    Blake Wade
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Many trainers are working towards (or already have) a Strength and Conditioning Specialist/Coach certification under their belts. Many more trainers do not, however. What is a Strength and Conditioning Specialist? Is it a good investment? Will it further your training abilities? Can you gain better employment with it? All these are important questions to ask yourself before you dismiss this area of expertise that could propel your personal training services to a new level. The definition of “strength” is the quality or state of being physically strong. “Conditioning”…
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    Big Fit Deal™

  • This Isn’t Stepford!

    Beverly
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’ve been fat all my life, it’s just how life is for me. I’ve heard the gamut of insults slung from my school aged peers, heard the reasons to lose weight, read all there is to read about being fat and why you shouldn’t be but it wasn’t really until a few days ago I The post This Isn’t Stepford! appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • A Scale Tale

    Jen
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    I have a confession – I weigh myself. I step on the scale every single day. Sometimes, twice a day. It’s a habit, or maybe an obsession, and definitely a ritual. I strip down before a shower, shedding every extra inch of unnecessary weight. I take a deep breath, close my eyes, and step up The post A Scale Tale appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • Qualifications

    Michelle
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:08 am
    Hello! I’m Michelle and I’m happy to join the BFD tribe…well, sort of. Actually, when Bethany asked me if I was interested in being a part of the gang, I was thrilled…and absolutely terrified. You see the thing is, I’m thin. I always have been. “What will I say to BFD readers that they will The post Qualifications appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • Motivation When You Haven’t Found “That Thing”

    Rachel
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:49 am
    You know how a key component of a healthy lifestyle is moving your body in a way that you enjoy? Yeah… I struggle with that. See, as an adult, I haven’t found THAT THING yet — the thing that makes me say, “I’d rather be doing THAT THING than hanging with my kids or reading The post Motivation When You Haven’t Found “That Thing” appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • It’s Actually About That Bass AND That Treble

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    This is gonna seem totally off topic for BFD, but stick with me. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I am a pop-culture addict. While I have some long-time loves (the Monkees, Johnny Depp, Fame, the Muppets) and some destined-to-become long-time loves (Supernatural, Doctor Who, Tom Hiddleston, Arrow), my most recent obsession The post It’s Actually About That Bass AND That Treble appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
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    Foundation of Strength

  • Strength Training 101: The Ultimate Guide to Strength Training for Beginners

    Tommy Pettijohn
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    gain strength and build muscle with the fundamentals of strength training If you’re interested in packing on pounds of solid muscle, shedding your belly fat, and building superhuman strength, then what I’m about to show might just be the key to transforming your body. And the best part, this simple approach to getting lean and ripped also happens to be one of the healthiest things you can ever do for yourself. In this post I’m going to introduce you to the basic principles of strength training, show you how we build muscle and give you a powerful beginners strength training routine so…
  • The Renegade Diet Review: How to Build Muscle & Lose Fat At The Same Time

    Tommy Pettijohn
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Jason Ferruggia’s “The Renegade Diet” promises to help you lose fat and build muscle simultaneously in a healthy way I finally picked up a copy of Jason Ferruggia’s Renegade Diet a couple weeks ago after spending way too long debating whether or not I really needed to learn about another diet or if the plan I was following was good enough. See, I’d been messing around with concepts like carb cycling, intermittent fasting and good old-fashioned clean eating for years and thought that I probably knew everything that the book had to offer. So I kept putting it off…
  • Here’s A Simple And Healthy Eating Plan For Building Muscle (Plus Five Easy Recipes to Get Started)

    Tommy Pettijohn
    15 Dec 2013 | 11:47 am
    Yes, it’s possible to gain lean muscle mass without adding a ton of fat on top of it. If you follow this simple eating plan you’ll be on your way to building muscle and gaining strength if you stick with it over the long term. Photo Source: minonda If you’ve ever worked out consistently and struggled to build muscle and lose fat, it probably has nothing to do with what you’re doing in the gym… The truth is, you can work as hard as you want in the gym, but if you’re not eating enough of the right stuff you’ll never build muscle. If you’re not consuming an…
  • Why Most “Magazine” Workouts Fail To Build Muscle… And What To Do Instead

    Tommy Pettijohn
    9 Dec 2013 | 4:54 am
    Most muscle magazine workouts overcomplicate things and make the process of building muscle seem more complicated than it needs to be. The truth is much simpler: by following a single workout, consistently you’ll start to see gains in muscle, weigth and strength very quickly. Photo Source: Gym Equipment If you’re a “hardgainer” the worst thing you can possibly do is tear out the workouts you find in most of the workouts you see in muscle magazines. Following these workouts will cause you to waste hours and hours of valuable time in the gym cranking out reps often…
  • 6 Simple Drills for Proper Squat Technique

    Tommy Pettijohn
    4 Oct 2013 | 1:35 am
    Learning to squat right is the number one skill you can learn if you want to pack on pounds of muscle. It’s the foundation of my workout and should be the first lift you tackle if your goal is to get bigger and gain muscle. Photo Source: Barbell Squat Let’s say you’re just starting to lift weights, or maybe you’ve been lifting for years and just want to figure out a way to correct your form. Whatever the case, these 6 drills will help you master the squat before you ever load up a barbell. While the squat is easily one of the most important lifts you can do in the…
 
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    workouttrends.com

  • The Slouching Alert! Time To Sit Up

    Shyamali Sharma
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    My mom once asked me, “Were you born a hyena in your previous birth?” That’s because she was agitated at watching me sitting in front of the screen, my head bent forward ready to hop in any minute now. Sitting in front of the computer screen for hours while at work reminds me of that, though it isn’t as exciting, but then my head still bends forward because I’m trying so hard to focus. And then jumping into the bed at night puts a break, but its back to square one the next morning I become a zombie again staring into the screen, with my either hand on the chin and my…
  • Train Like Mary Kom For The Priyanka Chopra Look

    Namrata Diengdoh
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    I’m sure we all must have caught a glimpse of “Mary Kom,” Priyanka Chopra’s upcoming biopic wherein she is playing the part of the Olympic bronze medalist, M. C Mary Kom. In the movie, Priyanka has made all the efforts to look,to be and fight like the boxer.There is no doubt that Priyanka has undergone a rigorous amount of training to achieve the strength and body of a boxer. Priyanka is said to have undergone 45 days of rigorous strength training even when she travelled as she had her trainer travel along with her to not miss out on the training. It has even been…
  • The Popular Could be Dangerous: Food Allergy, Food Intolerance, Food Sensitivity

    Shyamali Sharma
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    There’s no dearth of myths and confusions in this overloaded world of ours. And when it comes to food, my my. Just don’t know where to begin. The point of concern, however, is that when it comes to eating right, certain common and popular myths could be really dangerous for your health if you do not try to seek the truth behind it. This is the very reason I came up with this series, where I intend to debunk the most widespread myths and confusion regarding food. The first one that I decided to pick up on is the confusion regarding food intolerance, allergy and sensitivity. Most of…
  • The World Is Crazy About Food: Here Are The Examples

    Namrata Diengdoh
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    We have heard of fashion trends and how it changes every fortnight or every day. Well, you know what it’s not just fashion that changes every now and then. Our eating trend changes too.Yes, I know. It sounds absurd right? It sounded the same to me too when I first read about it. Through the ages, history has witnessed celebrities and most of the population following diets trends which range from theyummiest foods to just air and sunlight.Some of these diets are shocking and all you can wonder by looking back at them is, “Why would I want to do that?,” while some of them…
  • Balance Your BMI Through Ayurveda: Kapha Dosha

    Pranita Sohony
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hey Friends! It’s time this week to know the third member of Team ‘Holistic Health’ and that is, Mr. Kapha Dosha! This member of the team is known for being thoughtful, loving and calm and is the most protective of the other three in the team. His looks are attractive as he sports large eyes, radiant skin, thick hair and a strong build. Though this guy gets depressed and stressed easily often, he is patient and steady most of the times. A disciplined guy who is comfortable with his routine, Mr. Kapha Dosha gets good sleep at night and doesn’t really know what an upset stomach…
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    Meditation Relax Club

  • Living a Healthy Lifestyle Helps Reducing Stress?

    RLion
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Stay positive in life, and you will reduce the effects of stress. It may seem obvious, but researchers have finally found a scientific reason behind this correlation. Reducing stress is a natural effect of living a healthy lifestyle. Seems simple, doesn’t it? But what are the reasons behind this correlation? Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have tried to answer this question with a study. Study participants (239 post-menopausal women) were monitored in their everyday life. Researchers took note of their sleeping patterns, their diets and how much they exercised…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Light Background Music of the Week – Zen Cafè (Guitar Music)

    RLion
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:02 am
    Summer is coming to an end and we collected beautiful moments during this season. Pictures, kisses, parties, emotions and much more before and after the sunset. We had our soundtrack, we had our favourite song and when we listen to it again we remember those special times we had. What to do now? Why not putting all those memories in a big album? So you can watch it while the first leaves touch the ground or when winter is out of your window . I think this music, this guitar music, is perfect to recreate that atmosphere of nostalgic feelings that summer usually leaves after it’s gone. This…
  • How To Avoid Procrastination: Tips on Managing Your Time

    RLion
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Managing your time productively can be very fruitful. These tips on how to avoid procrastination can help you out if you have a hard time respecting deadlines. Why do some people have such a hard time respecting deadlines, and why do they seem to have a gift for avoiding workloads by finding more interesting and amazing ways to use their time? Well, science seems to have given an answer to that. Seems that the answer can be found in dopamine, the chemical compound that causes wellbeing and hilarity. When watching a funny video, we produce dopamine and our brain is happy; this, my friends, is…
  • Ways to Stay Healthy and De-Stress

    RLion
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:41 am
    When you live an active life, staying calm and in peace with yourself can prove to be tolling. The following are simple ways to stay healthy and de-stress. We wake up early, we head to work in the midst of traffic and carry on with the same routine. Stress and stressful life factors are all around us, and it is not strange if they affect you. In order to stay positive, you must help your body and brain get in the right state of mind to be so. Here are some simple tips to stay healthy both on the inside and the outside; follow them, and shun all negative thoughts. Be Kind to Yourself. Do not…
  • Baby Sleeping Music Songs and Lullabies APP by Equilibrium Srl

    RLion
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    Do you have trouble making your baby fall asleep at night? Fear not, as from now on you will be able to rely on the help of “Baby Sleeping Music”, a simple but useful app that was created to help your baby fall asleep with the use of relaxing sounds. Just start up the app and touch one of the objects that the room contains. A soothing, unique song will start and continue playing until you stop it. Let your baby fall asleep with the sweet sound of a music box melody, some calm piano music or a famous traditional lullaby. All of these are free for you, as we chose to make the basic version…
 
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    GoToRunning

  • How to Avoid Shin Splints When Running Outside

    GoToRunning
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Shin splints, besides being painful, can be pretty frustrating because they can mess up your running training plans. And on top of that, the pain can last for a while even after you finish running. Put all that together and you can feel like doo-doo very easily. But here is the good news. There are several things you can do to avoid shin splints. It’s just a matter of understanding why they happen in the first place, and then reducing or eliminating the source or sources of the problem. And to help you get rid of shin splints, here is a short list of tips you should keep in mind when…
  • Running Tips: Training During Winter Weather

    GoToRunning
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Winter is one of the best times to go running outside. The cold air on your face will make you feel energized and the low temperatures will keep you from getting too hot. But at the same time, running during the winter comes with difficulties. Days are shorts, temperatures can get pretty cold some days, there is little light on the road. And on top of that, sometimes finding the courage to get out of your cozy bed and going outside can really test your dedication to the sport. Here is a short list of tips you should consider next time you do your running in the winter days. Running Shoes…
  • Long Distance Running for Weight Loss: How to See Results?

    GoToRunning
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Lots of people see long distance running as a great way to lose weight. After all, running a marathon, for example, takes a lot of effort and energy. In theory, you could burn a little more than half a pound of body fat by running one. But the reality is a whole different story. There are lots of factors when it comes to running to lose weight… it is not a magic pill. It is true that you can burn a lot of calories when you go running. But to really lose weight, there is more to it. Efficiency Here is the thing. Your body is a very efficient, super adaptable machine. And the reason why…
  • How to Choose Good Earbuds for Running

    GoToRunning
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    The number one rule you should know about how to choose good ear buds for running is this: know why you need them in the first place. A lot of runners use their running time to be alone and get lost in their own thoughts. To them, the idea of listening to anything other than their footsteps on the ground is just silly. Other runners are the opposite. They use their running time to listen to music, audiobooks, the radio, etc. In that case, finding the right ear buds is important because not all are created equal. Some are good to isolate sound, other are good to listen to spoken words, and…
  • How to Prevent Chafing While Running

    GoToRunning
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    To avoid chafing between the legs when you go running, there are two things you can do. First, you need to reduce or eliminate friction. Second, you have to control humidity. And here is why. Chafing takes place mostly because of something you are wearing is rubbing against your skin, or your skin is rubbing against your skin. In the case where your shirt, or your shorts, or your sports bra is causing the irritation, usually it is easy to remove the cause. But in the case of skin against skin, things get a little trickier. What can you do to avoid chafing? Moisture control Moisture is one of…
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    Best Weight Gainer Guide

  • Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass

    NolanBorges
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Can a weight gain product such as Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass help you gain weight or is it all a rage with no substance? What is the use of gaining weight only to look unpleasant and risk good health? The market is full of weight gainer product but is Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass the best weight gainer product of them all? Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass is a high protein weigh gain powder that helps in gaining weight in order to perform strenuous physical activity to gain a lean and muscular body. This is a product that will help you look leaner, healthier and reach the average of ideal…
  • Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer

    NolanBorges
    7 Jan 2014 | 6:43 am
    Usually we judge a weight gainer based exclusively upon the calories contained in each serving; but when it comes to Optimum Nutritions Pro Complex Gainer, we cannot judge this way. Because not all calories are created equally when talking about gaining lean muscle mass. Different from normal weight gain blends which are packed with plain fats and sugars, Pro Complex Gainer has a greater percentage of calories from a blend of 6 premium protein sources. Be aware that t is made specifically with quality, not quantity; because Optimum Nutrition knows that you want to get gain weight but not in…
  • Something more about Weight Gainer

    NolanBorges
    8 Dec 2013 | 7:39 am
    We know that if  an individual is not obtaining 2400 calories per day then in any respect he/she must have  at least get 2000 calories  on a regular basis or there is no way to add weight even a single pound.  In order to develop  muscle mass (lean muscle),  protein is a must in one’s recipe.  And his/her weight-gain diet must includes huge calories,  sufficient carbohydrates and plenty proteins. Before evaluating which weight gain product will benefit us most, we have to confess that each single individual who is training hard in the gym in the hope adding weight and get big…
  • BSN True Mass

    NolanBorges
    4 Dec 2013 | 7:11 am
    Does BSN True Mass help you gain weight fast for real?  Are you looking to gain weight and build your muscles this holiday season? If yes then you need to understand that consuming necessary proteins, supplements and carbohydrates are just not enough of a solution. You must include a good fitness schedule in your diet or exercise adequately alongside of taking the necessary supplements. A good workout is important as it helps you keep your body lean and your muscles firm. You do not want to gain weight to look fat and unhealthy. BSN True-Mass is rich in digestive proteins that help make your…
  • Maximum Human Performance Up Your Mass

    NolanBorges
    3 Dec 2013 | 8:45 am
    Even though there are similar weight gain products in the market, Maximum Human Performance UP Your Mass stands out as the best weight gainer supplement for senior bodybuilders and athletes due to its additional components that are not available in other weight gain products. The distinct component is no other than the additional carbohydrates required for muscular growth and glycogen replenishment as well as other components such as soy protein, medium chain triglycerides (MTC) and conjugate linoleic acid (CLA). If you are disappointed with the results from the weight gain product you…
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    workout supplement reviews

  • Uncut Reviews (Applied Nutriceuticals)

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

    Serge Souprayen
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:10 am
    Ct Fletcher And Scot Mendelson |The Burning Bench PressCt Fletcher teamed up with scot mendolson doing a super crazy stunt called burning bench press. I sure never seen a stunt like this before , they don’t call him the craziest ,motherfucker for noting. Do not try this it home as you might burn your fucking Gainzzz. What is your take on it ?
  • Modafinil vs. Adrafinil a Comparison of Side Effects and Benefits

    Serge Souprayen
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Modafinil vs. Adrafinil a Comparison of Side Effects and BenefitsWhat are they, and what do they do?Modafinil is a drug, that is used to offset symptoms of narcolepsy and sleepiness/tiredness. While these are majorly associated with cocaine addiction, depression and stress, and attention-deficit disorder, it differs from stimulants in the types of neural mechanisms it shows change in.Adrafinil is a nervous system stimulant, intended for heightened levels of mental – and emotional – activity. Independent users have noted from no change, to apparent new levels of awareness and…
  • Kre Alkalyn (All American EFX)

    Serge Souprayen
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Kre Alkalyn (All American EFX)So today i am going to review Kre Alkalyn creatine from the house of All American EFX. There are so many different kind of creatine on the market and they say that this is the god of all creatine , with this i mean kre Alkalyn.for some reasons they say that kre alkaline is better than plain mono because it is PH buffered meaning that it doesn’t break down like other creatine does and because of that it absorbs better into the muscles, One other pro’s of this kind of creatine is that there is no loading phase like creatine mono-hydrate and less water…
  • Custom Protein Powder Mix Generator—Getting Started Guide

    Serge Souprayen
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Custom Protein Powder Mix Generator—Getting Started GuideMaking your own protein shakes with Truenutrition.com com is quick and easy. Whether you’re looking for a pre-workout or post-workout boost, a meal-replacement, or a vegan alternative to other protein mixes, you can find exactly what you want, for the price you want, and, since you’re choosing the ingredients, you know exactly what’s in it. Let’s get started.true nutrition information box, click to enlargeFirst, let’s identify the various tools you have at your disposal. At the upper left of the Custom…
 
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    Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC » Blog

  • Top 10 Fitness and Nutrition Books

    Doug
    23 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    I love a top ten list as much as the next guy, especially if it’s well curated. Health/fitness literature is a very saturated environment. Sometimes it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Below are my all time favorite consumer books. Not only are they pleasurable reads, they helped mold many of my opinions surrounding fitness and nutrition. A […] The post Top 10 Fitness and Nutrition Books appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Anti-GMO is Junk Science

    Doug
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    The controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is made needlessly complex thanks to junk science. A little refresher course on scientific logic would help the public get clear on this contentious topic.  If you believe science should be subject to popular opinion, political interests, media bias and/or religious views, then stop reading now.  Science is not democratic. “Science is the pursuit and application […] The post Anti-GMO is Junk Science appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Recommendation on Making Your Wholesale Snapback Hat Look Worn

    feitian
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:40 pm
    A wholesale snapback hats looks ideal when it is ragged, previously owned and also bent, not like most things. It is revealed that frequently putting on cap is thought about to be the symbol of real baseball follower. When you get a new cap it looks, new, still unworn and tiresome and this comes to […] The post Recommendation on Making Your Wholesale Snapback Hat Look Worn appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Obese Marathoners: Cardio Overkill

    Doug
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
    If your goal is to drop weight, running a marathon may not be the answer. Too much cardio may in fact make you fat! Have you ever watched the end of a triathlon or marathon and noticed how many competitors were over weight?  Talk about entering the ‘Twilight Zone’. In order to prepare for a marathon […] The post Obese Marathoners: Cardio Overkill appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Brain-Hacking Your Motivation to Workout

    Doug
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    I have been working out for over 25 years but some days I just don’t feel like dragging myself to the gym. To combat this malaise I cultivate a frame of mind driven by joy rather than self imposed pressure. Finding ways to enjoy the gym and making it habitual is paramount. The pleasures of […] The post Brain-Hacking Your Motivation to Workout appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
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    Muscle Building Workouts, Weight Loss Strategies, Healthy Eating Tips

  • Five Easy Ways To Eat Smart At Parties

    Ashwin Kak
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    Parties may bring loads of delicious and decadent food, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat smart while celebrating with friends and family. Here are 5 easy tips to help you steer clear from unhealthy choices while still sneaking in a treat or two:Tip #1: Have A Snack At Home FirstNever go to a party hungry. The minute you walk through the door you’ll be more likely to overeat, unless you have a small snack before to keep you satiated. How about munching on apples and almond butter? It has both protein and carbs, and it keeps you feeling full and satisfied.Tip #2: You…
  • Top 5 Kettle Bell Exercises For An All Body Workout

    Krupesh Padave
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Fat loss techniques are probably the most searched query when it comes to health and for good reason. Today’s lifestyle has resulted in people becoming overweight and scouring the internet for weight loss advice. The trouble begins when people have to buy so many equipment that it gets horribly confusing to inculcate them into your regimen.So, take my advice and do away with those shenanigans by opting for kettle bell for a whole body workout like no other.Double handed Kettle Bell SwingThis is quite like the starter before the main course. But don’t underestimate its importance in…
  • How To Get Over A Strength Training Plateau

    Ashwin Kak
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:37 am
    If you’re relatively new to strength training, you’ve probably seen some great results over the first few months of your program. But, if you’ve been at it for six months or so and have not made any updates to your program, you might notice that you’re not making the progress that you’d want to.The reason for this is that people enter what we call a ‘plateau’ stage. But there are ways that you can move past that and progress to reach your fitness goals. Ask yourself these three questions and follow some simple tips to raise the bar.Are you performing the same…
  • Bridge The Gap Between Those Thighs For A Healthier Tomorrow

    Krupesh Padave
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    Obsessions are part and parcel of human life, some go away while some to our detriment stick and cause more harm than good. One such obsession is that of the ‘thigh gap’ which has gripped a vast majority of the teen girls and some who have passed it. From a fashion perspective, it might even look great, but the trained eyes of physicians and health enthusiasts gaze in horror at the sight and for good reason. The length to which such people go is rather disturbing and so it’s necessary that they be told of the hazards that lie ahead.Eating DisorderA fact, well known to many, but observed…
  • Health In Your Pocket — Drive Yourself To Peak Fitness With 5 Android Apps

    Krupesh Padave
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    With the world, more and more inclined towards technology, it is easy to get lazy and become a couch potato. But, there is another side to this coin. Technology can also help you to get a fitter body. Yes! That’s right, it’s your cell phone and it’s the apps that are the driving force behind the revolution. So, grab your cell phones and start searching for the names listed below on your Android App store.1. RunKeeperThe first and foremost thing that any sane person does while starting a fitness routine is to start jogging. And it is only right, that they have a watchful companion, so…
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    Deadlift Workouts

  • Labor Day – Quick Deadlift Workout – Add Some Spice To Your Routine

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

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Hugh Jackman’s routine is all about developing strength. The routine developed by David Kingsberry is designed to add strength while minimizing fat. It goes off a four week schedule progression while the lifts would begin to increase during the first 3 weeks. Last week of the program would be reduced in order to hit 10 reps comfortably. All reps are based off your 1 rep max. Check out our 1RM calculator to determine your max. The wolverine workout is as followed. If you find progress is slow, increase by 5%. If you can hit numbers like a boss, increase by 10%.   THE MAIN LIFTS…
  • Guy Attempts A 600 LB Deadlift & Passes Out

    admin
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Nothing says a true test of strength then the good ole deadlift. The deadlift is king for a reason!
  • Top 5 Deadlift Mistakes Your Making & How To Correct Them

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    If your deadlift is suffering from making any progress, then chances are, you’re not reading enough on the deadlift. I take that back…your not reading the #1 source for deadlifts. Enough with a failed attempt on promotion; however, the key lies on mistakes you probably did not know existed or even made. Without further or do, we bring you the top 5 mistakes your making with the deadlift and how to correct them. Mistake 1 – Thick Running Shoes Vibram Five-Fingers Notice the pictures of Arnold deadlifting barefoot? Shoes inadvertently raise your height and create an uneasy…
  • Kettlebell Deadlift – Walk Before You Run

    admin
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Kettlebell deadlifts might be new to many, or it might be familiar to some. Heck! Kettlebells in general might altogether be foreign to you! However, there is no denying that kettlebells offer great support to any workout program. For instance, take the deadlift. Kettlebells can be a great assistant in teaching proper function, form & technique on the deadlift. How Can The Kettlebell Deadlift Benefit You? Photo by www.washingtonian.com Many trainers often fail to get the grasp of the deadlift. In simple terms, they have trouble engaging crucial muscles needed to perform a deadlift.
 
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • How to Perform a Full-Body Workout Using a Pair of Dumbbells

    Dr. Mercola
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola I believe that strength training is an integral part of a well-rounded exercise program and most experts recommend them for people of all ages, including children and seniors. Using a pair of dumbbells and/or kettlebells is an excellent way to perform a broad range of exercises that will help you build muscle mass, while improving your cardiovascular health and strengthening your body from head to toe. Unfortunately, many ignore weight training when devising their exercise plan, thinking they don't want to "bulk up." But gaining more muscle through resistance exercises has many…
  • Phthalates: New Study Finds Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels

    Dr. Mercola
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Many common household chemicals are known to act as endocrine disruptors, a number of which are found in plastic products. These chemicals are similar in structure to natural sex hormones, thereby interfering with their normal functions. The glands of your endocrine system and the hormones they release influence almost every cell, organ, and function of your body. It is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes. Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report that…
  • Yoga: Try this Ancient Exercise to Help Tone Your Abs

    Dr. Mercola
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Yoga is a practice that has been around for 5,000 years. Although many regard Yoga as just another form of exercise, it's really a much more comprehensive practice that integrates mental, physical and spiritual elements. In fact, it is said the physical positions of yoga represent only about 10 percent of its value, and the other 90 percent lies in the mental and spiritual growth that happens on the mat. Yoga can be regarded as a form of meditation that demands your full attention and participation. The Yoga positions (asanas) are tools for helping you learn new ways of moving…
  • Short Bursts of Exercise Are Better Than Exercising Nonstop

    Dr. Mercola
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola When you exercise, are you the type who jogs or uses an elliptical machine at a slow or moderate pace for a good 30 or 45 minutes -- and maybe even reads a book or magazine at the same time? Or are you a devoted walker who can easily spend an hour or more fitting in your daily walk? First, I’d like to commend you on your exercise efforts. You are making an investment in your health that will pay you handsomely, both immediately and in the future. However, there’s something you should know. Exercise experts are quickly abandoning the old exercise advice – the…
  • Will Drinking Diet Soda Help You Lose Weight?

    Dr. Mercola
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Do you believe that drinking diet soda will allow you to "have your cake and eat it too" while still controlling your weight, or even shedding a few pounds? This is certainly what the soda industry wants you to believe. Last year, Coca-Cola Company rolled out an ad campaign encouraging people to unite in the fight against obesity. The ads drew fire from consumers, consumer advocates, and obesity experts1, 2 alike. Most people saw the campaign as little more than an effort in damage control, considering the overwhelming evidence linking soda consumption to obesity. Soon…
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    How To Gain Weight

  • Who Were The Roman Gladiators?

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

    Peter
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    I remember a while back I watched the movie “Ali” with Will Smith in the title role of Muhammad Ali. It was a powerful movie, especially since it was based on the true life story of one of the most dominating boxers who ever lived. I had known about Muhammad Ali even before, but the movie made me want to dig deeper into his life story, how he became who he became. The “Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila” are the stuff of legend and have entered the mainstream, however there was an entire journey that preceded those two fights, one that is often not talked about.
  • Adventures in Post-Soviet Georgia: Tbilisi And Batumi

    Peter
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    This summer I spent some time in Georgia. However this wasn’t your momma’s Georgia. They don’t speak with a southern drawl there. In fact their language is unrelated to any other language that is spoken by any people outside the Caucasus. I did not go to the American Georgia, but instead to the Georgia that used to be part of the USSR. It’s a country in the Caucasus region. In the north, you can find the Caucasus mountains, while the west of the country is located on the Black Sea. I got to Tbilisi, the capital, at midnight and while being driven into town, the first…
  • Personality Types: Why Are You The Way You Are? Part 2

    Peter
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Meta-programs are something that drives the way people behave in the real world. Oftentimes the outward manifestations of these meta-programs are what people describe as “personality”. Traditionally, personality is thought of as being unchanging and if you are born with a certain type of personality, then you are stuck with it. In psychology, the theory that personality is unchanging resulted in different types of models such as the Myers-Briggs model and other similar models. According to these models, personality is fixed and people can be fit into categories based on their personality…
  • Gaining Weight Isn’t That Hard

    Peter
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    A lot of hardgainers complain how hard it is for them to gain weight. I used to be that way too. Then I started being serious and transformed my skinny frame into a big, muscular body. I don’t get mistaken for the skinny boy anymore! I wrote a free guide on how this can be done, outlining the basic steps that need to be taken in order to do this and what type of information you should know before you begin: How To Gain Weight However basically all this can be summarized in 3 easy words: 1) Eat 2) Workout 3) Rest Yes, it’s that simple! For all of you that want to know more, here is…
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    CASS FITNESS

  • Introducing Doug Connor: From his Weight Loss Journey to Training to Become Mr. Pittsburgh

    Ramon Thomas
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    CASS Fitness is proud to announce we are sponsoring an up and coming bodybuilder who will be competing in the 2015 Mr. Pittsburgh contest. Doug Connor is no ordinary bodybuilder. He has a story behind him. Standing at 5’6, Doug once weighed 230lbs., Doug was not in top shape even though he was a consummate athlete. Doug competitively participated in football, basketball, and was even a track star. He had noticed that he had fallen off of his exercise and healthy eating routine the past few years. That fact combined with a job as a Bus Driver for the Pittsburgh Port Authority, which…
  • Fit Shaming is for Real by April Kinzler

    mattbible
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    From childhood and into my twenties I endured scrutiny and criticism from others regarding my weight. There isn’t a name I haven’t been called or a fat joke I haven’t heard at my expense. When I was overweight the insults were many, the unwanted weight loss advice came in abundance, and there were plenty of folks ready and willing to monitor my every bite of food and shake their head in disapproval if I dare go for seconds. The solution to this problem in my mind was to lose all the weight and by doing so I would silence the critics, but I was very wrong. It took me years to achieve my…
  • The Mental Side of Weight Loss by April Kinzler

    mattbible
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    There once was a time where I felt like I would never get off the weight loss roller coaster. Despite my best efforts and attempts to become a healthier me I had short term success with losing weight and getting fit. I’d start a weight loss plan and exercise program with the best of intentions, only to end it within a week or two tops. I’d promise myself to start back up again come Monday or the first of the month. All too often the following week would find me in the same predicament, great intentions and poor follow through. It took years for me to finally understand what was keeping me…
  • Confessions of a Guy Who Used to Skip Leg Day

    mattbible
    28 Jun 2014 | 3:19 pm
    This article is probably geared more to men, but you or somebody you know can probably relate to this. We want the showoff muscles…the biceps, the abs, the chest, and to a lesser degree, the upper back (Even though it should be just as big of a priority as your chest, but that’s a totally different topic.). We figure that cardio exercises are good enough for our legs, and what female really cares about our legs anyways? How many people do you see walking around the gym with a jacked upper body and CHICKEN LEGS that look like they belong to a 12 year old?   Have you ever…
  • A Journey into a Healthy Lifestyle (My Roller Coaster Experience)

    mattbible
    23 Jun 2014 | 7:33 am
    I realized in my last article I told a little bit about my story. Well let me be honest and tell you the real reason for this healthy lifestyle change. I’ll paint the picture for you. It was a warm beautiful day in June last year. Actually, I was at Cedar Point with my friends Jerico and Mike, and we decided to ride the Millennium Force, which is one of my favorite coasters. The wait for this coaster is always long so I didn’t mind waiting the two hours in line. We got to the front of the line and as soon as I sat down in the coaster seat, something felt off. I tried to buckle the…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • 6 Wellness Articles To Take Your Health To The Next Level

    Amanda Ingle
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    These 6 wellness articles from around the web will help you take your fitness and nutrition understanding to the next level! The post 6 Wellness Articles To Take Your Health To The Next Level appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • September Workout Calendar: Start Fall Strong

    Amanda Ingle
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Join us this month as we start fall strong with this pre-filled September workout calendar. The post September Workout Calendar: Start Fall Strong appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Delicious Meals To Ease Into Healthy Eating

    Carly Sippel
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Eating healthy doesn't have to be hard. Start with these easy and delicious meals and you'll be on the road to a healthier you! The post 10 Delicious Meals To Ease Into Healthy Eating appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Fall in Love with Avocados

    Cassie Johnston
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Learn how to fall in love with the many health benefits of avocados and what they can do for your body, mind, and soul! The post Fall in Love with Avocados appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 3 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip

    Lee Hersh
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Don’t rely on your gut! These tips will result in a healthy (and fun) road trip. The post 3 Easy Ways to Have a Healthy Road Trip appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Runner Training For Life

  • What your gym bag says about you?

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    I’ve often marveled at the oversized purses I see friends carrying…do they have a full days worth of food, clothes and a small dog crammed in there? More importantly, doesn’t their shoulder hurt?! Which also leads me to wonder what folks have in their gym bag? My yogi friends seem to never be without a water bottle, my running friends happily offering up an extra pair of socks and my barbell loving buddies a solid set of lifting gloves. MY GYM BAG ESSENTIALSSo what makes the cut for my gym bag?? Well it depends on the workout! You’ve seen my must have gear for marathon training, but…
  • 9 Comical and Peculiar Running Mistakes, Plus How to Avoid Them

    29 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    Why is it that we often choose to learn things the hard way? We hear friends stories of hitting the wall, massive blisters, lost toenails and ohhh the chafing, but something deep inside tells us “that won’t happen to me”. Until it does! In retrospect many of our blunders are highly comical and a great tool for helping others to avoid pain, injury and embarrassment.  Beyond the 6 biggest race day mistakes the list of lessons to learn is never ending, it’s part of what keeps us coming back week after week. No new shoes on long runsLora of Crazy Running GirlWhen I was training for a…
  • A Collector of Experiences - Minimalist gift giving

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    “The things you own in life end up owning you.” —Tyler Durden I don’t know when it happened. That moment where I went from craving gifts to seeking out experiences. It’s changed everything. Quite literally it’s transformed my closet, my goals and my relationships…I might be minimalist in my wants, but I’m a maximizer when it comes to LIVING!I’d say it started when we downsized from a house in Kansas City to a condo in Miami, but really we’d been going minimal for a few years before that happened. So maybe it was the aggravating yearly discussion of what to get everyone for…
  • 8 Tips to Implement Speed Workouts and Beginner Workout Ideas

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    One of the first tips many new runners receive is to include speed work. While it absolutely benefits everyone from the 5K speedster to the marathoner Speed workouts should not be added until the runner has a strong injury free base of running. This is a fundamental tenant from coach Arthur Lydiard and while he might not have had the science 50 years ago to back it up, now there is plenty to support this idea. Plus, let’s be honest a little common sense let’s us know that when we are pushing our muscles to gain endurance we might want to give them a moment to adapt before also pushing for…
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    The Supplementality

  • Best Nitric Oxide Supplements

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

    The Supplementality
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Effectivness: (4.5 / 5)Taste: (3.5 / 5)User Reviews: (4.5 / 5)Value: (4.5 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.5 / 5)                   What is BSN NO Xplode 2.0 & Does It Work? Anyone who knows anything about workout supplements knows that BSN has been one of the major players in the industry for a long time. In fact, BSN’s original pre-workout, the NO Xlode, was one of the first pre-workouts on the market. Now with a lineup of solid products such as the Syntha-6 Protein Powder and CellMass Post-Workout, it’s no surprise that BSN has one of…
  • ON Pro Complex Review

    The Supplementality
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Effectivness: (4.75 / 5)Taste: (4 / 5)User Reviews: (4.75 / 5)Value: (4 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.75 / 5) What is Optimum Nutrition Pro Complex Gainer & Does It Work? Pro Complex By Optimum Nutrition is quite simply one of the top weight gainer supplements on the market in 2014. Pro Complex prides itself on being a high protein, lean gainer meaning it is perfect for hard gainers and/or those that are looking to bulk. Pro Complex stands out from its competitors because ON doesn’t BS you by loading up on fat and sugar like other inferior gainers. From the outset, you know that ON…
  • What’s the Best Thermogenic?

    The Supplementality
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:32 am
    Let’s get real, boys and girls. We have a FAT problem on our hands. In fact, 30% of the world’s population is obese. Now, before you go and buy some magic potion from your neighborhood snake oil salesman, here is a word of advice: save yourself time and money. Instead, consider investing in one of the top fat burning supplements listed below. Let’s set one thing straight: fat burners are not magic pills! But, they are highly effective in getting rid of excess fat in a relatively quick manner when combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan. The word thermogenic means…
  • Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Review

    The Supplementality
    15 May 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Effectivness: (4.25 / 5)Taste: (4 / 5)User Reviews: (4.5 / 5)Value: (4.25 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.25 / 5) Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass Features Serious Mass Reviews The first words that come to mind when thinking about Serious Mass by Optimum Nutrition are GO BIG OR GO HOME. Everything about Serious Mass is BIG: from the package to the serving size to the content. Serious Mass is one of two weight gainer supplements by Optimum Nutrition, the other being Pro Complex. It comes in as our #4 weight gainer in 2014, and it is a go-to for many people. Serious Mass is packed with 1250 calories,…
 
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    Profound Health

  • Vitamin D deficiency: A global epidemic

    Maffew James
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Source: Flickr Living in a developed society, you'd think that vitamin and mineral deficiencies were a thing of the past. No longer are we held ransom by scurvy or malnutrition. With fresh fruit and vegetables, abundant dairy and lean meat, and more than enough disposable income to buy as much as we need, it's hard to believe that we're plagued by a deficiency of global proportions. It's
  • The antidepressant age

    Maffew James
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:50 am
    "We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together  Headpiece filled with straw..." — T.S. Elliot, The Hollow Men Today's world is in stark comparison to the days of yesteryear. This is the era of over-prescribing and over-medicating. This is the medicated generation, and it's a shocking trend that's likely to continue growing into the foreseeable future. <!--
  • 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,
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    The Tree of Health

  • Puy Lentil Bolognese

    thetreeofhealth
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    A great meat free bolognese that is easy to make and tasty to eat! Continue reading →
  • Simple Veggie Stir Fry

    thetreeofhealth
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Quick, crunchy, healthy and tasty. A super easy option when you're short on time. Continue reading →
  • Feed Your Body Well!

    Thetreeofhealth
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    An easy tip for taking good care of the only body you have. Continue reading →
  • Coconut Cashew Lime Stir Fry

    Thetreeofhealth
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    This is a super easy, very tasty, filling stir fry, perfect for lunch, dinner or early suppers Continue reading →
  • Pick Up Those Weights Ladies!

    Thetreeofhealth
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our top 20 tips for why women should weight train. Continue reading →
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    SCB

  • What Makes an Elite Athlete?

    Sean Hogan
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    A great athlete is more than just the sum of their attributes. A great athlete brings something beyond the average. Sport Science Lab (SSL) is in the business of making great athletes. We work on the necessary physical aspects: balance, control, flexibility, coordination, stability, rhythm. SSL also trains the mental aspects of athleticism: determination, power, and acuity. There are athletes that come along with that special something they were perhaps born with, ie genetics. But with SSL, you can reach that rarefied air where you have the chance to take that step to greatness. Balance is…
  • The Early years – The Forgotten Years

    Sean Hogan
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    In recent years the importance of fundamental movement skills has been a focus of coach education and coaching practice. Indeed most coaches especially at age grade level are aware of the importance of developing a) a greater competence in the basic fundamental skills such as in Locomotion (running, jumping, landing and changing direction…. for example), Coordination (moving efficiently, falling, turning and twisting), Manipulation (striking, throwing, catching and kicking) and finally Awareness (perception of distance, boundaries and opponents on the field of play). However, long before…
  • Q&A With Al Vermeil

    Sean Hogan
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    By Guest Blogger Al VermeilAl Vermeil is the only strength coachto have World Championship rings from both…
 
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    Fitzala

  • Trainer Talk #23

    jenni
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Friday everyone! Before we start chatting, can you take this survey? You’ll be entered to win a $75 gift card to Amazon! I’ll be using the information to make some awesome stuff, but first, I need YOUR input! This long weekend really crept up on me. Geoff and I have no plans at all for Monday, though I’m sure it will be spent working on our house. It’s his birthday today and we’re celebrating by installing floors (insert super excited tone right here) and going out for dinner. Once floors are in, we can move our furniture in, install doors and drawers on…
  • 22 awesome alternatives to alcohol

    jenni
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Alright, last week we talked about why alcohol isn’t really your friend during fat loss. Today, we’re discussing strategies to make abstaining easier. Please note I’m not saying that you should just give up alcohol. I am saying that it’s easier to do without when you’re trying to lose. Obviously, there’s a time and place to indulge. For me, that’s special occasions like my birthday, Christmas, wine tasting, brewery visiting, or celebrating occasions like the first time we bought a house, a new job etc. But if you’re craving wine every day…
  • Trainer Talk #22

    jenni
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi all! I’ve really started looking forward to doing some personal posts again. It’s a great way to connect with you all and I look forward to updating you on all things Fitzala & Jenni. 1. I was going to get my membership at Cal Poly Rec Center… then I got a concussion. Yep. It wasn’t fun. Headaches for most of this week and today it’s finally subsided. Unfortunately there’s no bada$$ story behind it. You know how I was using the hall linen closet for my closet until we get our walk-in finished and a dresser? Welp, the top door doesn’t always…
  • 5 reasons why alcohol isn’t your friend

    jenni
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    No one can deny how wonderful a glass of wine can taste after a hard day. However, when it comes to weight loss, alcohol isn’t your friend. Giving it up is hard because alcohol habits run pretty deep in our culture. That’s why wine tasting, microbreweries, and happy hour have become so popular. There’s more than one reason why I advocate for my weight loss clients to skip drinking and it’s not just because of the high calorie content. 1. Alcohol slows how you burn fat Yep, even one drink impairs your fat burning ability. Alcohol can’t be stored after you…
  • Trainer Talk #21

    jenni
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is a continuation of my usual Wednesday personal posts. Except now they’re gonna be on Fridays Let’s talk workouts I know that it’s been a while since I’ve shared what I do for health and fitness. Honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to say since I’m really not doing a ton in that department. Instead of the gym, I’ve been working with drill drivers, hammers, and crow bars. I’ve been painting, texturing ceilings, and ripping out carpet. I’m covered in concrete dust I’ve also been burning more calories than a gym workout has ever…
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    Articles

  • WHAT'S THE BEST EXERCISE FOR GROWING YOUR BICEPS?

    Dayne Hudson
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    There's no doubt the most famous muscle group of them all are the biceps. Most people when they first walk into the gym seem to gravitate to dumbell curls like a seagull on a chip. When you ask someone to flex, chances are, it'll be the biceps they strike first. So it begs the question - what is the best exercise for working the biceps? Amazingly, there's been no final word on the best exercise for the famous muscle group....until now.Tags: Training
  • JUNK FOOD & PROCESSED FOODS - HOW & WHY THEY'RE OK

    Dayne Hudson
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    For a long time, people have turned their noses up at processed foods and junk foods, holding onto the belief that there's no place for them in the quest for their health and fitness goals. But the truth is, they really aren't a bad as you might think.Tags: Nutrition
  • HIGH PROTEIN DIETS SHORTEN YOUR LIFE? THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT THAT STUDY

    Dayne Hudson
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    This year, a study (1) came out suggesting that high protein diets kill mice and that a high carbohydrate diet is the way forward for a longer life span. It was pretty big news, and certainly raised eyebrows in the fitness world and doctors alike. As you know I've always been a fan of the high protein approach, writing about it on many occasion. Tags: Nutrition
  • THE MYTH OF GI - HOW & WHY YOU'VE BEEN FOOLED

    Dayne Hudson
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:39 pm
    There are lots of things in the wide world of the health and fitness industry that are misunderstood. And GI, otherwise known as glycemic index, is another one you can add to your bag of FIT'N'FLEXED MYTHS. Tags: Nutrition
  • THE ROLE OF GENETICS ON MOTIVATION, MUSCLE GROWTH & FAT LOSS

    Dayne Hudson
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:15 pm
    You've heard so many people talk about it before. "It's just his/her genetics" they say. But just how important are genetics for muscle growth and fat loss?  You might be surprised to learn that there's a lot more to genetics than just how we respond to training. Believe it or not, we can hold them accountable for our motivation to exericise as well!Tags: NutritionTraining
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    Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable

  • 3 Alternative Approaches to Addiction Recovery

    Chaleigh Glass
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    Addiction recovery is a frustrating, often lifelong, process. If you or a loved one are struggling to overcome an addiction, it may feel like you have tried every solution. But every day, advancements are being made that help behavioral scientists understand addiction and recovery. This new understanding is helping develop new approaches to recovery. Here […] You are Reading 3 Alternative Approaches to Addiction Recovery by Chaleigh Glass, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and…
  • Fruit and Vegetables Juices – Boost up Your Energy

    Tasha Karen
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    Eating 1 large cucumber, a bowlful of spinach, 2 apples and 2 medium carrots in one sitting can be the definition of impossible. But now, thanks to juicing, all of this can fit into one glass which can be gulped in less than 10 seconds. These juices are just made up of fresh vegetables and […] You are Reading Fruit and Vegetables Juices – Boost up Your Energy by Tasha Karen, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Can Sex Improve Aches and Cramps ?

    Brian Adam
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    It seems that sex is more than just a pleasurable activity, there are also several health benefits associated with it as well. It can burn calories, improve heart health, lower harmful stress levels, and give your immune system a boost. Sexual intercourse can also improve your general mood, regulate hormonal levels, and even reduce your […] You are Reading Can Sex Improve Aches and Cramps ? by Brian Adam, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: What They Are and How to Treat Them

    Casey Haslem
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Soft tissues injuries can have multiple causes, the most common of which is sports-related physical contact. They can also be the result of motor vehicle accidents or something as simple as taking a bad step and falling. Overusing a particular part of your body may also cause soft tissues injuries. The outcome is damage to […] You are Reading Soft Tissue Injuries: What They Are and How to Treat Them by Casey Haslem, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • What is the Best Sun Screen?

    Kingsley Felix
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Once upon a time, choosing a sunscreen was a simple matter, as there were only a few brands and they were all pretty much the same. However, new scientific breakthroughs and a wider range of choices has made choosing the right sunscreen more complicated than it used to be. Fortunately it isn’t as complicated as […] You are Reading What is the Best Sun Screen? by Kingsley Felix, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
 
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    JLL Fitness

  • Risks of Smoking Tobacco and the Rising Popularity of E-Cigarettes

    Alice Harrison
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    In today’s society, the dangers of tobacco are ever present. Nicotine is what many individuals are addicted to and can cause pain for your family as well as your health. In addition, the dangers of inhaling nicotine or tar into your lungs over a long period of time can cause irreparable damage. But there is an alternative out there in the form of e-cigarettes. In essence electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity as a potentially healthier option to nicotine. But what are the actual dangers of tobacco and how have e-cigarettes become so popular? Image credit: Joseph.Morris, license…
  • Sitting is the New Smoking

    Robyn Porteous
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    You know how your mum always warned you about being a couch potato? And you were aware it was bad news, but never fully understood why? Well, healthcare practitioners are desperately trying to spread the word because sitting all day can kill you. Recent research has inspired a series of revelations that have resulted in some scary sitting statistics: your risk of heart disease is increased by up to 64%, you’re shaving at least SEVEN years from your life, and you’re more at risk of developing cancer and diabetes. Simply put, sitting is killing you. Luckily for you, however, we’ve taken…
  • The benefit of sports massage

    David Frederick
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Sports massage should play an integral part in the life of an athlete regardless of whether they are injured or not. Sports massage is a Swedish massage used by sportsmen and women to improve athletic performance, reduce the chance of injury and reduce the amount of time it takes to recover from an injury. It’s amazing how many athletes both elite and amateur fail to see the benefits that sports massage therapy can provide them with. So what exactly are these benefits? In this article I will highlight the many benefits that sports massage can offer. Reduced recovery times Sports and…
  • 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Losing the Weight You Want to Lose

    Tendai Matsika
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s no easy feat losing weight, and many push themselves to the outer rim of their capabilities, only to see little to no results. Eventually some of them give up, tossing their gym card into the shoe box of obscurity. Understandably, they don’t understand why their workouts aren’t yielding the results they’d hoped for, and end up thinking of the entire exercise as pointless. So, why is it that some of us workout, but still manage to stay the same – and sometimes even gain a couple of pounds? The answer is, more often than not, in your mind and how you go about working out.
  • 5 Sports Men Hates The Most

    Amber Rosh
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    Sports fill everyone with enthusiasm and liveliness. Going by the viewers’ records, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket and Rugby are the top five most liked sports by men in the world. To enumerate the ones which are just opposite of these is a bit difficult. Still, on basis of the internet reviews, we have tried to compile a list of the five sports, most hated by men, here: Wrestling From a glorious past in the medieval times, wrestling lost its charm in the modern era, especially in the west. Baring few countries in the Middle East and south-east Asia, there are hardly any…
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    TodaysFitnessTrainer.com

  • Fitness Tip of the Day #20

    Andrea Oh
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #20 appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Fitness Tip of the Day: The decision to “try” is the first step towards any goal in life. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, to “try” means to make an effort or attempt to do something.  It doesn’t have to be an attempt to reach your goal from the first action … it can simply be an attempt to take the first (of many) steps to help you get there. Many people go through life sitting on the sidelines as the world…
  • The “Fifty Shades” of Fitness

    Andrea Oh
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The post The “Fifty Shades” of Fitness appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. For obvious reasons, most of us are aware of the numerous benefits of physical activity and exercise.  These benefits are what the entire fitness industry is built on (but this doesn’t tell the whole story).  Fitness (as an industry) is not just black and white … there are fifty shades of grey in between.  For the past five decades the industry has marketed the positive side of fitness: Preventing metabolic disease Improving quality of life Looking better and feeling better Fitness…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Pros and Cons of Summer Fitness

    Andrea Oh
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Pros and Cons of Summer Fitness appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Pros and Cons of Summer Fitness We’re coming up to the end of the glorious summer weather … and the slowest time of the year for personal trainers!  This week Andrea, Jamie, and Pharoah talk about managing the “highs and lows” of the summer season and how to leverage the unique opportunities this time of year offers personal trainers. The People Behind the Voices Jamie Atlas Jamie Atlas Jamie is the Founder and Owner of Bonza Bodies Fitness in Denver,…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Fitness “Nerds” Unite

    Andrea Oh
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Fitness “Nerds” Unite appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Fitness “Nerds” Unite! The Fitness Insight Podcast brings together personal trainers and fitness professionals from around the globe to share their thoughts on everything fitness, wellness, and exercise.  Unlike traditional fitness shows or podcasts, where the focus is on workout programs and exercise tips, Fitness Insight is essentially an open conversation between fitness professionals about what we do in the fitness industry  … the good, the bad, and the ugly!
  • Exercise is the “Best Medicine”

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The post Exercise is the “Best Medicine” appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Exercise has been identified as being the “best medicine” for most preventable diseases Exercise has been described as “the magic pill”, because it is the one single thing that you can “take” or perform to get the most health benefits all at once. These benefits include preventing dementia and cardiovascular disease, preventing many forms of cancer, improving cardiovascular fitness, maintaining mobility, maintaining or losing weight and preventing obesity, and maintaining…
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • Getting started with my P90X Experiment. PRE 90X: to P90X. Part 1.

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I have accounted for nearly everyday, (Day 9 on) since I "officially" started P90X on 2/18/14. However, I "unofficially" got myself off the Couch on 2/1/14. So, I figured it could be helpful if I posted what I did, WAY back then.To Start. I started Slow. From stopping and starting at various different attempts to unfatten myself over the last few years, I learned going 110% right at the start did not work for me.This time around, I wanted to almost trick myself. Start smaller. Start slower. Then Eventually, Hopefully, Mentally…
  • P90X DAYS 185-190: Yoga/Running/Arms/Shoulders and the start of one more Vacation.

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. To start. I dropped and broke my iPhone. However, I'm due for an upgrade so it really was not the worst thing that could have happened. This is notable because I had my phone for a remarkably long time without accidentally destroying it. Typically, whenever I get something new, subconsciously, my brain says: STUFF FOR WEDNESDAY 8/20/14 Walk2 MilesFOODBreakfast(1) Bagels with ButterLunch(12) Chick Fila NuggetsDinnerBuffalo Chicken/Fried Shrimp(4) Coors LitesSTUFF FOR THURSDAY 8/21/14 Yoga Just the first half hour. Walk2…
  • P90X DAYS 181-184: Chest/Back, Plyo X, Back/Biceps and Running. Again.

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:19 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR SATURDAY 8/16/14Chest/Back OTHER STUFF Run3.26 MilesI wanted to test my feet out after I hurt them running on the Beach. And, I must say, they felt: FOODBreakfastScrambed Eggs and Bacon with ToastDinner1/2 Cheese Steak and Fries(7) Coors LitesSTUFF FOR SUNDAY 8/17/14Back/Biceps I felt like doing Back/Biceps. It wasn't on Schedule, but then again, I have not exactly followed the P90X Schedule anyway. So. OTHER STUFF Run3.26 MilesFOODBreakfast(2) Toast with ButterLunch1/2 Cheese Steak and FriesDinnerTurkey…
  • P90X DAYS 175-180: Running, Walking, The Beach and Ruining my "Awesome" Tan.

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:22 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR SUNDAY 8/10/14 - MONDAY 8/11/14To start my Vacation on Sunday and Monday: STUFF FOR TUESDAY 8/11/14 - WEDNESDAY 8/12/14Running Tuesday Morning. For no Particular Reason. I decided to go for a little run. For the first time in my adult life, I got up before 8AM on a vacation. I wanted to try running on the Beach with no shoes. Supposedly, if what I have read on the Internet is to be trusted, running barefoot is actually better for you. BUT, you have to build up to it. THAT is the smart thing to do. However: That…
  • P90X DAYS 171-174: Legs/Back & Arms/Shoulders AND Off to Sea Ile City.

    19 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR WEDNESDAY 8/6/14I did not get a workout in, but I spent the better portion of my night power washing. I'm giving the house and the deck a little cleaning between the ears. Besides my Wife is on A Cleaning Inside the House Rampage. So, it's best I stay out of the way.Walk2 MilesFOODBreakfastEgg & Cheese on a Biscuit/HashbrownLunchEgg & Cheese on a Biscuit/HashbrownSnackPopCornDinnerGrilled Chicken/Potato WedgesSnackSmall Ice Cream ConeSTUFF FOR THURSDAY 8/7/14Legs/Back OTHER STUFF Walk2 MilesBatHeavy x 5…
 
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    Home Gyms for Sale

  • Review of Two Total Gym Products

    arnelsr
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    Over the recent years, a lot has been said about living healthy and staying fit, and this has done nothing, but to increase the level of consciousness about our body weight. In this connection, many manufacturers have been creating different types of gym equipment to facilitate effective workouts, which also include weights and many others. However, the market has been over-filled with all sorts of home gym equipment, with all promising to be effective and give you the desired body. This has only made people more confused than ever, on the right home gym equipment. I will give an insightful…
  • Phoenix Home Gym Equipment

    arnelsr
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:12 am
    Phoenix Health and Fitness Inc. has been in the lead for over ten years in the health and fitness industry. It was established as a wholesale distributor in the year 1998. It is committed in bringing consumers the safest and the latest work out technology. The company has developed a range of quality products to the market today, ranging from treadmills to the exercise bike, from work out benches to the inversion machines. The company has developed all these equipment to facilitate the long term growth on health and fitness lifestyle. It has always maintained its stock full and offers high…
  • Stamina Power Towers

    arnelsr
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    If you find trouble in going for work outs at the conventional gyms, there is an alternative. Now you can exercise conveniently in your house or at your backyard with a number of Stamina Power Tower units. The equipment is designed to cater for a number of your workouts ranging from easy, medium to intense exercises. Introduction The biggest advantage is that you avoid the intimidating and usually crowded gym. As there are many people on weight loss programs today, the local gym is bound to have many people. If the facilities are not sufficient, your ambition to exercise for weight loss could…
  • WOSS Trainer Review

    arnelsr
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Do you love workouts? For whatever reason, workouts need to be performed using the correct equipment. They are important in maintaining human bodies’ physically fit. WOSS enterprises present such two top class equipments. They manufacture training equipment to meet various training purposes. This review looks at two of their product WOSS 300 Equalizer Trainer and WOSS Military strap trainer. WOSS Military Strap Trainer This is suspension training gear manufactured in the United States of America. It is used for different workouts during physical exercises to achieve different results. They…
  • Adidas Home Gyms

    arnelsr
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    Adidas has produced two very good pieces of home gym equipment. They reduce the amount of mat time and time using free weights. The Adidas 200 Pound Stack Home Gym helps build muscle and reduce weight using a pulley system and a steel tube frame. The owner of an Adidas Power Tower is a winner as well because it uses the natural power of gravity to help with weight loss and strength training. Sculpting of abdominal muscles without the mat is also a strong suit of the Adidas Power Tower. The Adidas 200 Pound Stack Home Gym Become your own trainer in the privacy of your own home with the Adidas…
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    TingFit

  • Easy, Healthy, Baked, Crispy Sweet Potato Chips

    twang1213
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Recipe: Easy, Healthy, Baked Crispy Sweet Potato Chips Homemade sweet potato chips are super simple to make. Making a healthy version of potato chips is so easy, it’s practically fail-proof. The only ingredients you need in this recipe are sweet The post Easy, Healthy, Baked, Crispy Sweet Potato Chips appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Water Chestnut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Zucchini Frittata Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math

    twang1213
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:47 pm
    The prevalence of individuals who are overweight and/or obese is skyrocketing, and the number of people who are seeking advice on how to lose fat is rapidly growing. In a randomized survey of about 65,000 adults conducted by Gallup, it The post Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: How I Got My Abs to Show in 8 Weeks Bamboo Shoots: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Kohlrabi: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Recipe

    twang1213
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Recipe: Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) I recently purchased a new Uberchef combo julienne and peeler kitchen gadget. Eager to use it, I bought some zucchinis so I could make zucchini noodles with it, hassle-free. The julienne/peeler combo was less than $13 The post Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe Zucchini Frittata Recipe Water Chestnut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe

    twang1213
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp This recipe is adapted from The Shredded Chef. Included are the exact calories and macronutrients per serving. The preparation and cooking time from the original recipe are also included. Along with the ingredients from the original recipe, The post Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Chayote Squash: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Bamboo Shoots: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Jicama: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • Things and People to See at a FitExpo

    twang1213
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    As a relatively new explorer of inspirational resources and education surrounding the health and fitness industry, I traveled from Los Angeles to San Jose, California to educate and entertain myself by attending the San Jose FitExpo. The FitExpo is a The post Things and People to See at a FitExpo appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Coconut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Chayote Squash: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
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    Braini Habit

  • Running A Good Way to Improve Fitness and Health

    Braini Habit
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Share It:   A good form of exercise that allows you to stay healthy and fit can involve running. You can be a competitive runner and take part in marathons or you can also enjoy running to get or remain fit. Either way, you must provide your body with essential nutrients which involves eating a healthy nutritious diet. By developing nutrition strategies for your running exercise program you will ensure you achieve and maintain optimal performance which can help you last longer. Running, like any other form of exercise training, uses a large amount of energy from your body so it is vital…
  • Be a Critical Thinker to Improve Decision Making

    Braini Habit
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    Share It:   There is a vast amount of information on the Internet on various topics and to have this information available only requires an electronic device that gets internet access. You are part of the information age and if you so desire you can find any information within minutes or even seconds without leaving your home. One of the main problems you may come across is having information overload and constantly multitasking. To avoid information overload you must be a critical consumer of information and must make direct decisions on what is reliable and important information from…
  • Healthy Eating Fundamentals of Nutritious Food

    Braini Habit
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Share It:   Eating a nutritious healthy diet can have many benefits to your overall health, and can involve preventing or decreasing your risk for illness or disease. To fully become aware of the potential health benefits of nutritious food it is important to understand fundamental concepts in nutrition. As a consumer, you are responsible for getting informed about healthy dietary choices, yet you must be able to differentiate between reliable information from misconceptions in nutrition. You may already know that the nutrients present in many types of foods can play a major role in your…
  • The Evolution of Language Makes You Unique

    Braini Habit
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    Share It:   The acquisition of language usually appears to require little effort, yet there are many requirements necessary for you to fully acquire language. When you think about language you may not know exactly about its history or its evolution, so language may appear as spontaneous. If someone asked you about the origins of language, would you be able to provide a confident answer? Language didn’t appear from nothing; instead, it took part in the evolution and development of people. Although you are able to communicate using spoke or written language, in general language may not…
  • What You Should Know about Cycling Event

    Braini Habit
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Share It:   Fitness is not always about using weights or cardio machines, but can also be about cycling. If you engage in fitness by cycling you need to eat and drink the right amounts of nutrients to maximize your performance. For those who take part in cycling events it is crucial to have a daily eating plan, which involves knowing what to eat and drink. To achieve the best results in your exercise program you should consume enough food to maintain your energy and will help you maximize your performance.   Basic Food Rules for Maximal Energy   Cyclists require a diet that is…
 
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    Achieving Fit.

  • Athletic to Athleisure: 5 ways to Wear Your Workout Headbands Out

    Terressa Dotson
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    OK I’M BACK! I’m a headband girl through and through. Don’t have time to do your hair? Throw on a headband! Don’t have jewelry to wear? Throw on a headband. Kooshoo gave us headbands when I was in California last week for Idea world Blogfest. Since I established myself as a headband wear-er throughout the week, my twitter started to fill with how to wear these. I couldn’t just let it go to waste! Here are 5 ways to wear your Kooshoo Headbands!  1. Concert Life 2. Gym Essentials 3. Half Up! 4. Show Your Eyes, Gorgeous! 5. Braid it out! The best part about this is…
  • Do What You Want

    Terressa Dotson
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Make this week awesome! Do something no one expected of you.
  • My Week in a Glass

    Terressa Dotson
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Blog posts are minimal, but I hope my lack of clips outside of my car shows you how busy it was. But a good one. It was a good week. Work hard, never give up. See you tomorrow!
  • Hump Day Workout!

    Terressa Dotson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:16 am
    As promised, heres a good mid-week workout to get your blood pumping What You Need: yoga mat weights (5-10 lbs should work) a chair your body Phase One 3×12 push ups 3×15 squats with shoulder press 3×12 side lunges with bicep curl 3×15 back lunges with candlestick raise jumping jacks 30 sec burpees 30 sec mountain climbers 30 sec rest 30 sec Phase Two 3×15 traveling push ups 3×20 walking lunges 3×15 chair step ups with hammer curl 3×12 front lunges with side shoulder raise jump lunges 30 sec sumo squat jacks 30 sec skiers 30 sec rest 30 sec See you guys…
  • How To Keep Yourself Accountable

    Terressa Dotson
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It seems easy, make a goal and then work to accomplish it. But we all know that the second you say “I’m going to start working out tomorrow” is the second your tomorrow will never come. It’s honestly a get-up-and-just-do-it scenario. Every time. If there’s something you want to do to make your life healthier, it’s hard to look past the excuses. I personally think it’s because we look for the aesthetic part of a situation in hopes it will keep us accountable. Whatever you decide is important to you, whether it’s loose weight, eat healthier, get…
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • LWF Challenge Workout: Hit the Deck

    Jennifer Blake
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    For this week’s challenge workout all you need is one thing: your bod. Well, one more thing — a timer!  You’ll want to have a record of how fast that bod of yours is moving. Hit The Deck is a bodyweight circuit that hits your glutes, abs, and shoulders. You’ll run through it three times as quickly as possible with good form, with the same caveat as always: rest when you need to, for as long as you need to. Hit the Deck - Complete three rounds of this bodyweight circuit as quickly as possible. Bodyweight Squat x 10Pledge Plank x 5 Each SideStraight Legged Sit-Up x…
  • Fit But Flatulent? Food Sensitivities Might Be Holding You Back

    Jen Sinkler
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    When it comes to food sensitivities, I have been there, done that with dairy. My symptoms were belly bloating, a severe, acne-like rash all over my forehead and chin, general lethargy, and intense, hourslong bouts of pain in the middle of my back (this turned out to be related to gallstones, and resulted in a surgery to remove the offending organ). All because of goat cheese. I loved it, you see, with the burning, fiery passion of 10,000 suns. And so I ate it every day…a lot of it. And, in the process, made myself sick. Too much of anything is a Very Bad Thing, but I like to learn…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: Down the Hatch

    Jennifer Blake
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    This week’s challenge workout is a descending ladder and it’s going to take you right down the rabbit hole of conditioning training — you’re not going to be certain how you got there (because this is a sneaky one) but you’re not going to want to leave (because FUN). You can get away with one kettlebell with this workout and the limiting factor on weight choice would be the One-Armed Bent-Over Row — choose a weight that challenges you for 10 reps, per arm. However, you can most likely swing and goblet clean more than you can row so if you want to take this workout…
  • How to Lose

    Jen Sinkler
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Setting the MN state squat record for my weight class. Photo credit: Melissa Floyd Last weekend, I lost. I am not a good loser. This is not an apology. I tend to agree with author Tim Krabbé when he writes, “Being a good loser is a despicable evasion, an insult to the sporting spirit.” Let me be clear, however: I did not throw a tantrum. I did not kick anything over. I did not shout or cry, or sulk or pout for even a moment. I did not disparage the performance of any of the other competitors. I did not blame the judges. I simply do not like to lose. It sticks with me for a good, long…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Oyster

    Jennifer Blake
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    The world is your oyster with this week’s challenge workout! Why? Because you have options to make this challenge your best yet. For The Oyster you’ve got a one-arm complex — complete all the reps on one side and rest as long as needed before switching to the other side.  You can choose a kettlebell OR a dumbbell, but whichever you choose, make sure it is a weight you can press safely overhead for 10 repetitions. Grab your bell —a K or D — and your timer and you’re all set to take this challenge head-on. The Oyster 3 rounds per side, 6 rounds total One-Armed Clean x…
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    Outlaw Fitness

  • Spicy Asian Zucchini

    Josh Vales, CPT
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
      Pin the picture below for easy reference in the future!The post Spicy Asian Zucchini appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Egg and Avocado Toast

    Josh Vales, CPT
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:12 am
      Pin the image below for easy reference in the future:    The post Egg and Avocado Toast appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

    Josh Vales, CPT
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:17 am
      You can also pin the image below for easy reference in the future:  The post Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • How to Get Smaller Calves: The Definitive Guide to Slim Calves

    Josh Vales, CPT
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Say Goodbye to Cankles Calves are arguably the most stubborn body part to manipulate through diet and exercise. If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your calves then I’m sure this isn’t news to you. What may be news is that calf size and shape, more than any other body part, is the […]The post How to Get Smaller Calves: The Definitive Guide to Slim Calves appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Why Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) is the Only “Diet” You’ll Never Fail

    Josh Vales, CPT
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I’m going to be honest with you. I really don’t like the word “diet”. By it’s very nature, it implies a temporary event. When people go on a diet, they don’t go into thinking they’ll diet forever. They think that they’ll do it for a while, get in amazing shape, and then that’s where their […]The post Why Flexible Dieting (IIFYM) is the Only “Diet” You’ll Never Fail appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
 
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    Travel Strong

  • Take On The Bodyweight Squat Challenge That Works!

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

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

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

    Will
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:14 am
    Bodyweight exercises are a simple and effective way of improving strength, muscular definition and flexibility without the need for any equipment whatsoever. You can do them anywhere; whether that’s in your hotel room, on the beach, in a playground, at home or anywhere else you can think of, you can use bodyweight exercises to get in a great workout any […] The post 101 Bodyweight Exercises That You Can Do Anywhere appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • The Ultimate Muscle-Building Playground Workout!

    Will
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:33 am
    When I left home to travel I fully intended to find a gym in each location so I could continue to work on exercises like squats, deadlifts, presses and pulls. Sometimes this worked out, other times it didn’t. Actually finding a decent gym with the equipment I wanted proved to be a nightmare, and of […] The post The Ultimate Muscle-Building Playground Workout! appeared first on Travel Strong.
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  • The 5 a.m. Challenge – How to Get Up Early

    Jeff
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    I work a full-time sales job, but writing is something I’ve always wanted to do. I always held the dream that someday I’d be a writer. It’s fun to play hypothetical “someday”, but there happen to be seven days in a week – someday just isn’t one of them. I lead a pretty hectic lifestyle. I work a full-time sales job, ride motorcycles, go to the gym, hangout with friends, and manage this blog. That doesn’t leave me with much time to write.I have to get creative with my schedule to make sure I can stamp out a time each day to work on my craft. In his best seller, Start, Jon Acuff…
  • The Cold Shower Challenge

    Jeff
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    How comfortable are you with discomfort? The past decade of my life, my focus has been on comfort. Trying to be safe, secure, and as comfortable as possible. But, here’s the truth. Real personal growth happens outside of your comfort zone. I’m guessing most of the good things in your life have resulted from you stepping out of your perceived comfort zone. Like having the “balls” to ask the girl out, trying a new food for the first time, or learning a new skill that you initially sucked at. Enter, the cold shower challenge. Now, there are a lot of claimed health…
  • Mini Challenges Series- Challenges That Will Change Your Life

    Jeff
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Starting this week I’ll begin a series of mini-challenges. These are challenges you can do today with little or no preparation, just some guts. In the past I have done challenges that have varied in length from 7 all the way up to 60 days. The idea of these challenges was to either try a new way of life or develop a new habit. The goal of the mini-challenges is to shift your perspective, get you out of your comfort zone, or both. These challenges that will change your life for the better. Stay tuned. The post Mini Challenges Series- Challenges That Will Change Your Life appeared first…
  • Why I’m Ashamed of My Past Work and Why You Should Be of Your’s Too.

    Jeff
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I spun my wheels and made excuses not to write. My brain, filled with cleverly crafted alibis, If only I had cool experiences to write about. I really wish more ridiculous and ironic things happened to me. And the classic. I’ll write when I’m inspired. Inspiration will come and take me away to a better place and then I’ll write. I thought I might feel ashamed of what I wrote after time elapsed. I thought I would look back and think, Wow, how naive was I for writing that? Or… I can’t believe I wrote that, that was astonishingly awful. Then, I came to an epiphany.
  • 7 Tips to Get Free From Debt

    Jennika Weismer
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Editor’s note: I’ve known Jennika Weismer for over 2 years now. She is an amazing Registered Nurse and is actively working to become a Nurse Practitioner. As my girlfriend, she has inspired me to lose weight, eat well, and get my ass in shape. She has been an integral part of my journey and I hope I have contributed to her life as much as she has mine. This is her first blog post, she has shown amazing drive and determination to get free from debt. She wanted to share with you how she did it and wants to inspire you to handle this in your own life. Take it away, Jennika. 7 Tips…
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    Fitness 4 Home Superstore

  • Getting the Best Deals on Workout Equipment

    Bob
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Workout equipment can be a considerable investment. This is especially true if you want high-quality, durable machines or equipment that will last a long time and withstand heavy use. (With fitness equipment, cut-rate items are often no bargain when they fail to perform or break quickly.) Even if you are a serious athlete looking for a hardcore workout—and don’t mind paying a pretty penny for it—you still want to get the maximum return for the expense. You work hard for your money, and shouldn’t waste a bit of it. Fortunately, there are ways to be a smart shopper and get a good deal…
  • Workout Tip: Proper Hydration is Critical

    Bob
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    It’s one of the most fundamental rules of exercising and working out: you need to stay hydrated. Yes, we know it’s so basic that it seems like common sense. We hear this advice so often that we may start to tune it out and not give it much serious thought. But it’s dangerous to ignore or underestimate the importance of staying properly hydrated when working out. And this means staying aware of hydration before, during and after your actual workout. Hydration may seem very simple, but there is actually more to it than you might think. It generally involves more than taking a few sips of…
  • Advantages of Buying Local for Fitness Equipment

    Bob
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:03 am
    You have lots of options when it comes to where to buy your fitness equipment. However, buying from a local retailer can have several important advantages. First and foremost, there’s the community-building aspect. This is a great way to support your local business community—which benefits the area overall in a variety of ways. Think of it as your own personal way of boosting the local economy. Perhaps what will be more relevant to you personally as a consumer, though, is that when you buy from a local store, you can meet the salesperson face to face and talk to them directly. You form a…
  • Best Treadmills from Fitness 4 Home

    Bob
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Treadmills are one of the most popular types of home fitness equipment—and are possibly the most common home fitness purchase. However, there are so many different types of treadmills available that it can become overwhelming to try and figure out which one is best for you. To help make things a bit easier, we thought we would spotlight a few good choices that we can recommend as far as the best treadmill options. Obviously, no one treadmill is right for everyone and the best selection for you will depend on a number of factors including your budget and the features that are most important…
  • Save Money on Ingredients for Your Healthy Recipe

    Bob
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    Healthy food may be good for your body—but it isn’t always so great for your budget. It’s a common lament among those who are concerned with their health or are trying to get in better shape: the staples for a healthy diet often seem to be much more expensive than their less healthy counterparts. It doesn’t help that some of the essentials for a well-balanced, nutritious diet (such as fruits and vegetables) are seasonal. Depending on where you live or the shopping options available in your area, prices may spike considerably at certain times of year. However, there are tips for…
 
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  • Yoga heads underground with an innovative Toronto studio

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Trying to maintain your commitment to a regular yoga practice can be challenging. We have probably all experienced this. We have a lot going on, and we try to squeeze yoga in when we "get a chance."   Laura Baron, founder of Yoga Be, knows this all too well. Laura learned the difficulty of fusing a healthy lifestyle with her previously demanding profession as a litigator.  “Most of the classes are 90 minutes, so if you’re doing a 5:30 p.m. class and have to go back to the office to put in another few hours, the whole commitment could be three hours, which sometimes would add an…
  • Resort in Maldives offers AntiGravity Yoga

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Four Seasons Resort Maldives is the first resort in Asia to offer Christopher Harrison’s groundbreaking and gravity-defying yoga technique. The Four Seasons Resort has built an impressive hexagonal yoga pavilion – in a private jungle clearing – dedicated to The AntiGravity Experience. The creator and founder of this yoga, fitness, and entertainment brand, AntiGravity, is Christopher Harrison. In addition to his yoga and fitness techniques, Harrison has created entertainment productions from the Olympics, to Broadway to Disney Films. AntiGravity also performed at the Inauguration of…
  • 4 Things to Look For in a Quality Yoga Studio

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Yoga provides you with the opportunity to exercise your body and your mind. With its rise in popularity comes some drawbacks — there are plenty of yoga classes that are not worth your time. You will get the most out of your yoga experience by finding a good yoga studio — by finding a place where you feel comfortable. Here are a few things you should consider in your hunt for your yoga studio: 1. A Comfortable Environment When you’re researching yoga studios, you’ll want to find a place where you’ll be comfortable. Part of yoga is getting into a good state of mind, so you want to…
  • 5 Kickass Yoga Classes on Udemy

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Udemy is an amazing website where you can take classes taught by the world's experts. It's great resource for learning and growing. You can learn a new programming language, learn how to market your startup, or get better at math. But Udemy's extensive course library doesn't stop at academics. Udemy is also a great resource for yoga. As of the time of this writing there are dozens of yoga classes on Udemy. If you're struggling with where to start, don't worry. Below are my top 5 favourite yoga courses on Udemy. 30 Day Yoga Challenge & Detox Diet Transformation System with Dashama In this…
  • 7 Ways Yoga will Make You a Better Lover

    29 Aug 2014 | 10:52 am
    The other night after a roll in the hay with my husband I had an "ah-ha!" moment. Before I started yoga, people kept telling me that yoga will make me better in bed. I didn't believe 'em, but it turns out, the collective "they" might be onto something. Here are the top 7 ways yoga will make you a better lover. 1. Yoga is sexy. When I go to yoga, I come home feeling exhausted, refreshed, and sexy. Yeah, maybe I still have a few pounds to lose, and, yeah, after yoga I'm a sweaty mess. But I come home feeling sexy. I have always equated sexy with healthy, and when I get done exercising,…
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    CFS Fitness Vacations & Weight Loss Camp Blog

  • The Newest Foe: Fat Blindness

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

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Beginning a training program can be a huge investment of time and effort - so what type of exercise should you choose to maximize your benefits and make sure you get the results you're working hard for?
  • The Heart Of The Matter

    4 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Your spouse may not actually be trying to kill you - but according to a recent study, marriage quality can influence your risk of cardiovascular disease.
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    Round Roots

  • Speed Training for The Keystone Oktoberfest Bier Burner 5k

    roundroots
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Click for more info.. The company I work for in Keystone is doing a fun run 5k this coming Saturday and I signed up for it because it will be super fun even though it is on pavement. So, here I am 5 days away and I haven’t done any short distance speed work, nor have I done any running on pavement. So today I ran 3 miles as fast as I could on pavement around my neighborhood. Well, I definitely ran faster than I have in many years! I beat my PR for 1 mile and I kicked my own butt. I only stopped twice to walk for 15 seconds to get a drink of water. Maybe I’ll try again tomorrow and…
  • Weeding and Daydreaming; My Morning in the Garden.

    roundroots
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Fresh Radishes Yesterday, I weeded my garden. It needed it very badly. I have sort of been neglecting both my garden spaces because it has been raining so much that I don’t need to be there everyday to water. Today the sun finally came out and so I got my butt outside in my home garden to do some weeding and I found some surprises too in the form of fresh salad. August is definitely the best month to be a gardener. There is always an abundance of fresh food to be had. My garden in Silverthorne has been exploding with kale, lettuce, beets, carrots and greens. My garden at home I planted a…
  • Oro Grande Trail – 8/29/2014

    roundroots
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    View from Oro Grande Trail of Dillon Res.Ran Oro Grande trail from the house all the way to the trail head in Dillon. To the trailhead was 4.5 miles. I intended to run all the way back to the house but I got a cramp at mile 7 and walked the rest. I felt really great running to the trailhead, ate a couple bolts when I hit the cemetery and that was helpful. It was sunny out but not too hot and I passed a lot of dogs and bikers. I feel like I have been slacking on running the past 2 weeks so it felt good to get out!     Total mileage: 7.7 Elevation gain: 561ft Average pace: 11:04…
  • Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing, My Birthday Done Right.

    roundroots
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    Looking out from the S Mountain Trails to Mt. Princeton. My 24th birthday was this past Sunday, so Matt and I took some time off to go on an adventure. I wanted to go mountain biking on my actual birthday and my cousin Micah lives in Salida, so we drove there on Sunday morning and checked out the S Mountain Trails, (also known as the Arkansas Hills Trails). We met up with Micah when we got into town and took off up the Front Side Trail. It was a rocky start but not too bad on fresh legs. Matt and Micah at the Trail Intersection. The Start of Lil’ Rattler Trail. After Front Side, we…
  • Torrey’s Mountain: A Ridge Walking Adventure.

    roundroots
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:16 am
    The Sun on the Horizon on the Ridge. This past Thursday, Matt and I hiked to Torrey’s Mountain at 14,267 feet. We woke up at 3:30am ate breakfast, took our coffee to go and drove up Stephens Gulch off the Bakersfield exit on I-70 to the Grays Mountain trailhead. Stephens Gulch Rd. was extremely rocky and I felt like I should have been in a jeep not a Volvo xc90. We left my car at the trailhead and drove back down Stephens Gulch and up to the top of Loveland Pass. The start of our hike was about 34 degrees at 11,991′ at 6am. We hiked up to the saddle of Sniktau Mountain and Grizzly…
 
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    TheGymCode.com

  • Best Bicep Exercises: 4 Exercises To Build Bigger Biceps

    Admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Admit it: Guys with big arm muscles look good. You see them in the gym, pumping weights to boost the size of their biceps muscles. Jealous of their fitness? In this health article, we’ll show you the top four fitness exercises to get bigger biceps. Biceps are muscles with two heads, thus, it is called “bi”. They are the large flexor muscles found in the front of the upper arms and behind the upper legs. Your biceps are important because they are involved in nearly more than half of your everyday activities (i.e. carrying things). Your biceps muscles are quite small so you…
  • Best Dumbbell Chest Exercises

    Admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Best Dumbbell Chest Exercises As an man who has been in the gym and working out regularly for nearly a decade, I have found that having a defined chest is one of the most desirable qualities any man can have. Nothing shows strength, youth and vitality like a very nicely defined chest. This is why I have devoted so much time into studying the chest muscles and various exercises that are the most beneficial for your pectorals. The first exercise is called Around The Worlds. Despite its fun name, this exercise is also very effective. What you will do is take two dumbbells and lay down on a…
  • Best Chest Exercises For Mass

    Admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Chest Exercises For Mass Many guys strive to get their chests bigger by dedicating long hours in the gym. Many of us cannot allow these long hours to work out everyday; I sure can’t. That’s why I started to research online and ask fitness trainers at the YMCA about shortening my workout time, but still getting the same results. Here’s the 30 minute chest workout I came up with, and it’s very effective. Start the workout with some stretches to loosen up the joints; you may also want to do cardio before the workout if that’s what you prefer. Stretching is one of…
  • How To Get A Wide Back

    Admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    How To Get A Wide Back It’s not uncommon for men with enormous (wide) backs to be seen doing heavy deadlifts. Some women may be concerned that doing deadlifts will give them a wide back, while some men will do deadlifts thinking that this is how to get a big, wide back. Though deadlifts recruit back muscle, this is not the exercise to get a huge or even “big” or “wide” back. Trust me on that. So if you’re a woman who’s been putting off doing deadlifts because you don’t want a wide back, fear no more, and start adding this exercise to your…
  • How Do You Know If You’re Skinny Fat?

    Admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    How Do You Know If You’re Skinny Fat Skinny-fat or normal weight obesity is a phenomenon that affects over 30 million Americans every year (ABC). Normal weight obesity is defined as when you have a healthy BMI (body mass index), your weight is average or below average for your height and gender, but you have a high percentage of body fats. This article will look at what normal weight obesity is, and what you can do to prevent any negative health side effects. What is normal weight obesity? Normal weight obesity is when you appear to be thin or average weight, which means you have a…
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    Pancake Warriors

  • Pumpkin Spiced Granola

    Sam
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    Granola makes my tummy happy… oh and my taste buds too  I love eating granola, but the nutritional information for most granola is shocking to say the least!  How the heck am I suppose to make beautiful parfaits when a 1/4 cup of granola is 130-200+ calories?  Ummm…no. So my goal has been to create a granola recipe that makes my tummy and my taste buds dance for joy (and my tush not grow)!  So what’s the secret? Puffed kamut (I promise you will LOVE it) and adding water and mashed bananas to the coconut oil and honey mixture!  I know, I know,…
  • Beginner Series: Legs

    Sam
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    My favorite workout is legs day.  If I had a choice, everyday would be legs day, and friends don’t let friends skip legs day! Doing a legs workout burns a ton of calories and helps you get better at whatever other activities in life you enjoy (running, yoga, cardio dance, cycle, walking, you name it, it helps).  Leg exercises often engage your core as well, an added bonus I must say.  There are only a few core moves for leg exercises (squats, lunges, deadlifts, and those booty isolating moves).  The fun is the variety in which you can choose to perform...The post…
  • Pumpkin Pancakes and Waterfalls

    Sam
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    Don’t let the word pancake fool you! These slightly sweetened, yet highly nutritious, protein packed pumpkin pancakes were the perfect way to start our morning! Say that 5 times fast (protein packed pumpkin pancakes)! Our trip the the mountains were fueled with these amazing pumpkin pancakes. They are packed with protein and Dave already declared them his “new favorite pancake” (that means I’ll be making this recipe half asleep for the next few weeks!). I wanted to do a recipe with oatmeal in it to fuel our hike through Dupont Forest. There were waterfalls to go…
  • Guilt Free Survival: The Holiday Weekend

    Sam
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    We all love the holidays. It’s a chance for us to catch up with friends and family, get some time off work to relax. It allows us to take a break, enjoy life, and indulge a little. But yet most of us have that sense of guilt during the holidays and we worry about our waistlines (maybe a bit to much). None of us want to back peddle on a diet or fitness regiment we’ve been working hard at for months. Well if you’re worrying, don’t be!  Follow these great tips and you will breeze through your weekend feeling great,...The post Guilt Free Survival: The Holiday…
  • HIIT Workouts – Blast the Fat!

    Sam
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Ever feel like you don’t have enough time to workout?  What if I told you that you can get a great workout done in as little as 15 minutes with a fat blasting approach called High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Today I’m going to share with you a few HIIT cardio workouts that will help you blast fat and give you energy throughout the entire day!  I have adopted HIIT as my go-to cardio workout because of its metabolic boosting benefits, not to mention the fact that it’s cut my cardio routine in half! I’m now free to do other things instead of...The…
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    Muuve

  • Soy Ginger Soba Salad (Vegan)

    Hannah Ward
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Hi guys, this is my first contribution to Muuve.com, where I will be sharing some of my healthier recipes! This is a recipe that I use heaps, it’s easy and quick to make, healthy and is a great option to take to uni or work, or to just whip up if you’re short on time. Even though I don’t follow a vegan diet, this recipe is also vegan-friendly, because hey, why not. There are many benefits of including soba noodles into a balanced diet. Soba noodles are a buckwheat flour noodle, they are a high protein noodle, offering nearly twice the amount of protein that rice. If you…
  • Intro to Jaime

    Jaime
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Hello world I wanted to introduce myself before jetting into my first real post on Muuve. First off, if you’d like to know my interests and a little taste of what I’ll be posting about, find me/add me on: Instagram: @wake_up_maggie_mae Pintrest: babaoreilly87 With that said, if there’s anything anyone is ever interested in, please leave a comment and I’ll be glad to write about it or do the research for you I have been on a journey for a year now and I would love to share what I’ve learned along the way. So, many of my posts may be focused on personal experiences…
  • Training With Intensity.

    Dan Benson
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
      The next time you walk into the gym I want you to stop and take a good look around. Make note of how many people are visually winded? How many people are even sweating? Chances are, if you are at a big box gym you will not see very many. What you most likely will see are people casually strolling through their workouts, jumping from machine to machine, doing a few reps on each without any hint of intensity. Well…except for that one giant bodybuilder dude in the corner grunting and yelling on every rep. While it might seem kind of silly and unnecessary, it is actually a technique…
  • It’s all about the Balance

    Stella Marinello
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    In todays society, there is so much hype around living a fit and healthy lifestyle, but when faced with this issue, people generally think that eating a healthier diet and exercising is all that it entails, but is it really that simple? Personally, I say no. Balance is such a vital element of changing ones lifestyle and finding the balance between exercise, cooking nutritious meals, family and friends, work and everything in-between can become a struggle. When I first began my journey and lifestyle change, I became overwhelmed with all that I had to do to maintain a positive mind, continuing…
  • Introduction to Jordan Allen

    Jordan Allen
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:16 am
    Hello All! My name is Jordan, but  a lot of people call me j or Jordan Marie. Anywho, I thought I would introduce myself and what I am all about I am 22 and originally from a SMALL town in Montana where I was born and raised and attended 3.5 years of college before finally deciding that I just couldn’t handle the freezing cold weather. But more importantly, I was noticing that I wasn’t ‘happy’ like I used to be. I had heard that yoga was supposed to be such an amazing, stress relieving exercise but never really truly believed it. But I was desperate. I started doing…
 
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  • Exercicios Para Malhar Perna e Ficar Grande

    Coach David
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Exercicios Para Malhar Perna e Ficar Grande by Coach David Exercícios Para Malhar Perna Existem vários exercícios para malhar pernas e ficar grande ,mas o que realmente funciona são os exercícios fundamentais: Agachamento, Leg Press, Avanço, Leg extensora , Mesa flexora e exercícios para panturrilha . Aprenda a executar exercícios para pernas e bumbum para mulheres, aqui! […] Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu…
  • How to Calculate your BMI – Learn Immediately!

    Coach David
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    How to Calculate your BMI – Learn Immediately! by Coach David Learn How to Calculate Your BMI (Body Mass Index) BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measure used to estimate the amount of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women. The formula to calculate the BMI is the weight in kilograms […] Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus…
  • How To Calculate Your Daily Calorie Needs?

    Coach David
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:27 pm
    How To Calculate Your Daily Calorie Needs? by Coach David Do You Know Your Daily Calorie Needs? How many calories you need to eat each day depends on your age, gender, weight, height and how physically active you are. To figure out how many calories you burn per day, you must first calculate your basal energy needs […] Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus…
  • Five Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women

    Coach David
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:47 am
    Five Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women by Coach David Cardio usually becomes the base of fitness routine for many women. They may dance, spin, run – just to make their heart rate’s up and calories burning rate high. We are less likely find women in one particular male-dominated part of the gym, weight-based areas. This could […] Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e…
  • Exercícios Para Pernas e Bumbum Pra Mulheres – com Vídeos

    Coach David
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Exercícios Para Pernas e Bumbum Pra Mulheres – com Vídeos by Coach David Aprenda os Exercícios Para Pernas e Bumbum Que Vão te Dar Resultados “Treino pra Mulher” Você estar querendo aprender como treinar sua perna e seu bumbum? Você tem feito vários treinos no passado mais ainda não tem atingindo resultados sólidos? Não existe receita pronta pra treino que […] Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu…
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