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  • Arms Advantage: 5 Tips For A Great Arms Workout Routine

    Bodybuilding.com Articles
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Ashley Hoffman has one of the best physiques in the biz. Here are 5 of her favorite arm-building tips you can use in your workouts or in Ashley's own arms blitz!
  • Crockpot Pulled Pork: 1 Pot, 5 Awesome Meals. (CAMP NERD FITNESS SALE ENDS FRIDAY!)

    Nerd Fitness » Blog
    Noel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Hey guys!  Before we get into this post from NF Rebel Chef Noel, don’t forget that early bird pricing for Camp Nerd Fitness (with a newly updated site and schedule!) ends on Friday!   Hope to see you at the BIGGEST EVENT IN NF HISTORY!!! Take it away Noel! If there’s one thing I’ve come to love as I’ve learned to cook over the past few years, it’s being able to look forward to a mouth-watering meal. Few things match the anticipation of coming home to a meal ready and waiting for you in the slow cooker. In fact, it’s kinda like this. While bacon often…
  • Are you being healthy or obsessive when it comes to food?

    Amelia Phillips
    Amelia Phillips
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    How unhealthy is being healthy? How unhealthy is obsessing over your food and diet? An oxymoron that is a mystery to solve, because you really don’t know when to stop when you’re on a health kick. When you looked at the Instagram page of this 23-year-old blogger, you wouldn’t think for a second that the girl behind ‘The Blonde Vegan’ had any eating disorder issues. She ate clean, green and looked stereotypically fit – almost fitting the definition of #fitspo. However, just this week, Jordan Younger revealed to People magazine that her veganism turned her…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Weight Loss – Fat Burning Products

    Supplement Reviews and Rankings
    Top10
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Weight Loss Supplements Bathing suit season is here, so people are looking for new ways to lose weight, and many of them will go on the latest fad diets. Eventually, they will lose interest because they cannot manage to lose any weight on these programs. Even if they do, they will have trouble keeping it off and maintaining their new looks. See Also: Supplements for Building Muscle The answer is not another fad diet. The solution is in the foods that people are already eating, and the good news is that they don’t have to add a lot of foods to their diets that they don’t like. That’s…
  • REST PERIODS - WHAT'S THE BEST BET?

    Articles
    Dayne Hudson
    20 May 2014 | 12:43 am
    It's a popular question: "what are the best rest periods for muscle growth?" Most gym goers have an opinion on this. Whilst there's a lot of misinformation in regards to this topic spread frequently, the currently available scientific data sheds some light on what choices we should be making.Tags: Training
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    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily

  • Dieting young may lead to poor health outcomes later: Trends in dieting strategies in young adult women from 1982 to 2012

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:49 pm
    The younger a woman is when she goes on her first diet, the more likely she is to experience several negative health outcomes later in life.
  • Running reduces risk of death regardless of duration, speed

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Running for only a few minutes a day or at slow speeds may significantly reduce a person's risk of death from cardiovascular disease compared to someone who does not run, according to a new study.
  • Overweight, obese preschoolers lose more weight when parent is also treated

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Primary care treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers works better when treatment targets both parent and child compared to when only the child is targeted. The study results suggest that overweight or obese children and their parents can be successfully treated in the primary care setting with the assistance of practice enhancers.
  • Extra exercise helps depressed smokers kick the habit faster

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    People diagnosed with depression need to step out for a cigarette twice as often as smokers who are not dealing with a mood disorder. And those who have the hardest time shaking off the habit may have more mental health issues than they are actually aware of, research suggests. While nearly one in five North American adults are regular smokers, a figure that continues to steadily decline, about 40 per cent of depressed people are in need of a regular drag.
  • Parents rank their obese children as 'very healthy'

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Parents of obese children often do not recognize the potentially serious health consequences of childhood weight gain or the importance of daily physical activity in helping their child reach a healthy weight, a study shows. "Parents have a hard time changing their child's dietary and physical activity behaviors," said the study's lead author. "Our study tells us what factors may be associated with a parent's motivation to help their child become more healthy."
 
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Thursday 140731

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Hang power snatch 5-5-5-5-5 reps Post loads to comments. Luis Serrano, Mondego River, Portugal. The Arms Race and Olympic Lifting - CrossFit Journal article [pdf]
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    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    10 rounds for time of: 15 push-ups 100-meter sprint Post time to comments. Rebecca Voigt, 2014 Spirit of the Games Award winner. Spinning from both wrists in the double-under with Matt Lodin - [video]
  • Tuesday 140729

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Rich Froning, 2014 Fittest Man on Earth. Building Burgess: Part 4 - CrossFit Journal - [video]
  • Monday 140728

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Double Grace For time: 135-lb. clean and jerk, 60 reps Post time to comments. Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, 2014 Fittest Woman on Earth. ESPN Failed Journalism 101
  • Sunday 140727

    27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Midline March 3 rounds for time of: 25 GHD sit-ups 50-foot handstand walk 50-foot overhead walking lunge, 155 lb. Post time to comments. Rich Froning and Noah Ohlsen, Muscle-up Biathlon. Live coverage of the Team and Individual competitions on games.crossfit.com Losing the hook-grip with JP Bolwahnn - [video]
 
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    T-Nation Articles

  • Mobility Drills and Foam Rollers Suck

    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Forget warming up with dance moves. Instead, improve stability and range of motion with just a barbell and a dip belt.
  • Barbells Behind Bars

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    The author was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He started lifting to build up his self-esteem and, more importantly, to protect his ass from getting shanked.
  • 8 Rules for Fat Loss Training

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A smart fat-loss plan involves prioritizing nutrition, rotating between different metabolic stressors, and using lactate and alactate training methods.
  • Top 6 Challenge Workouts

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    It's time to see what you're really made of. These deceptively simple workouts build muscle, burn fat, and increase overall fitness... fast.
  • Bodybuilder Goes CrossFit

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Powerlifter, Olympic lifter, and bodybuilder Christian Thibaudeau became a CrossFit athlete for three months. Here are the lessons he learned.
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    Experience Life

  • Our Favorites: July/August 2014 Nutrition Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the Loop Neatly prepare avocados, mangoes, and other challenging-to-peel fruits with this genius wire tool, the Avoloop. Available in three sizes for $15 each; $30 for the set. www.avoloop.com Inspirational Reading In Fresh From the Farm (Taunton Press, 2014), author Susie Middleton shares a year in the growing season on her Martha’s Vineyard farm, along with a collection of succulent recipes to help you make the most of the summer harvest. (That’s if you can stop yourself from reading the terrific stories long enough to start cooking.) www.sixburnersue.com Crowd Pleaser When you want…
  • How I’m Doing It: Kandace MacKaben’s Success Story (Video)

    Experience Life Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:08 pm
    After her 22-year marriage ended, Kandace MacKaben began examining her path forward as her caretaker role was changing. She never expected a long-distance bike trip to lead her to a new identity. Here, Kandace recalls how she changed her life.
  • Take Action ChallengeWeek 4 Overview: Transform screen time

    Experience Life Staff
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Overcoming Barriers “I’ve been on the go all day and TV time is my relaxation time.” Though it’s tempting to crash in front of the TV after a long day, spending too much time in front of a screen messes with your metabolism, turns your muscles to mush, and makes unhealthy, mindless snacking way too easy. It also doesn’t give your parasympathetic (“rest and relax”) nervous system a chance to kick in, which can inhibit your sleep later. “A few minutes of exercises isn’t going to do much — if I can’t make time for a real workout, why…
  • LINK LOVE: Brain Test, Mindful Texting, Reducing Toxic Flame Retardants, and More

    Casie Lukes
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Welcome back to LINK LOVE! Every Friday, we highlight some of the most interesting healthy-living tidbits we’ve gathered from around the Web, and this week we’ve found a ton of great ones. We cover fitness, nutrition, quality of life, and health and wellness — and some “just-for-fun” stuff, too! Come across something you think we’d love? Tweet it at us, post it to our Facebook page or email us at experiencelife@experiencelife.com with the subject “LINK LOVE.” This week we’ve pulled together some inspiring information from Brain-Test.net,…
  • Our Favorites: September 2014 Nutrition Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Super Snack These protein-packed blends from Navitas Naturals combine organic nuts with tasty superfoods like maca powder and goji berries. About $6–$10 at natural markets or www.navitasnaturals.com. Keep Your Cool U-Konserve’s nontoxic, reusable ice packs come in sweat-free covers made from recycled plastic bottles. About $10 from www.kidskonserve.com. Tower of Power This handy stacking tiffin lunchbox from Sanctus Mundo makes it a joy to take a full healthy meal with accompanying side dishes to work or school. $23 from www.mightynest.com or www.sanctusmundo.com. Carry Water Stout,…
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Musings on enjoying the process.

    Carla
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I don’t know what the blog version of FAKEBOOKING is—but, in rereading this post, I think I accidentally did it. It’s not that I wasn’t excited to get a book deal (those who know me well know this is a process I started back in 2000), I just knew–unlike my beloved fiction writing–getting a “deal” was merely a permission slip to do work. You see, in the world of non-fiction, an agent submits a book proposal to a publishing house and the house decides whether they want to purchase or not. As a result, it is *exciting* when you receive a “we…
  • What 3 words would OTHERS use to describe you?

    Carla
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This flashback post is sparked by the interaction above.  As we move toward book release this post is more applicable than ever. A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this post at Mommalogues. I rarely visit the site yet when I saw a tweet containing the link/teaser below it snagged my attention. What three words would your kid(s) use to describe you? For two reasons. First, it reminded me how long it had been since I asked someone to define my brand for me. I’m a believer in the importance of defining one’s brand and in remaining consistent in all facets of brand messaging. The…
  • Progress – not perfectionIST (guest post).

    Carla
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Carla recently sent out a guest post request for the topic ‘Progress, not perfection.’ I jumped at the opportunity to guest post for her for a couple reasons. One, because I love reading words from this wise mizfit, and it’s an honor to contribute to her blog. Two, because it has been somewhat of a mantra for me. Perfectionism is a personal struggle. A struggle I’ve become better at taming. Some of my perfectionist faults are material. We recently bought a new house, and I want the house to be ‘perfect’ now. I want to buy ALL the things to make my house…
  • Venus, you looked STRONG out there today!

    Carla
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    (“photo” credit: the eight year old.) I felt strong, Carla! I’m in awe at how you juggle three tennis balls without breaking a sweat!  That’s amazing! Thanks! Ive worked really hard on this skill.  It took me forever to master, but now I rock it. Yep. I’m hanging over at Venus’ place today and we’re talking COMPLIMENTS. Giving. Accepting. And, most importantly, not doing the ole “brush off” move. Join me?   Venus Williams’ EleVen brand is a client.  This isn’t a sponsored post–but I do freakin love her and work…
  • Meditation #wycwyc style

    Carla
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Recently the Tornado had a hard morning.  She struggled. She was unable to lick her forearms. I was unable to help her feel better.  Mid-DoodleWalk she plopped and, as she phrases it, tried to compose herself.  It reminded me meditation need not be long or formal.  Meditation can happen anywhere at any time. Meditation is really 3 short steps: Stop walking & notice how your child self-soothes. Drop wherever you are and follow suit. Meditate as best you can and as fits your mood.     The post Meditation #wycwyc style appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
 
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    Weighty Matters

  • More Staggering New Statistics, This Time Regarding Kids' Food

    31 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    A recent study out of PLoS One aimed to quantify the percentage of calories coming from various sources in kids' diets. And while no doubt dietary recall sucks, the authors looked at calories from, "grocery stores, fast food restaurants, full-service restaurants, school cafeterias, and "other". The “other” category included foods or beverages from someone else or as a gift, child-care centers, sports/recreational facilities, and vending machines"The results are awful. According to the paper, 35%, or just over every third calorie consumed by an average American kid between the ages of…
  • If True, This New Soda Stat is Staggering

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Wow. According to this new Gallup poll, nearly 2/3 of Americans aren't drinking any soda whatsoever. Yet according to the soda industry itself, the average American is getting nearly 7% of their total daily calories from soda. But if 2/3 of Americans don't drink any soda, and if the per capita soda industry reported 7% average is correct, that would suggest that actual soda drinkers are consuming truly insane amounts of the stuff as the 7% average is per capita - which includes in it the 2/3s of Americans who don't drink any of the stuff! Consequently it may well be that among actual soda…
  • There's No Fruit in Glaceau fruitwater.

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Here are the ingredients for Glaceau's orange mango fruitwater:Seems to me that missing from this "orange mango fruit water" are actual freaking oranges and mangos!If this is legal, no doubt it shouldn't be.        Related StoriesCoca-Cola Never Ever Markets to Kids....Unless They're Vietnamese?No, Low-Fat Doughnuts Aren't Going to Cure ObesityBen & Jerry's Greek Yogurt? Ugh. Just Eat the Damn Ice Cream! 
  • No, I Won't Debate Whether or Not Jell-O Cures Cancer

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    It's simply too stupid to discuss.I guess that's the impolite way to explain the "burden of proof" fallacy in which someone, usually a cranky Twitter or Facebook troll, challenges you to prove that their particular position of nonsensical stupid isn't true.The onus isn't on you to prove that they or their position is idiotic, the onus is on them to prove that it (or they), aren't.         
  • Saturday Stories: Shalom, Motherf***er, Letters and Crossfit

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Shalom, Motherf***er - an amazing visceral and heartfelt piece by Eitan Chitayat that jumped from being a personal posting on his Facebook page on Wednesday, to a blog piece in Times of Israel that as of Friday (when I'm writing this) has been shared over 60,000 times. An amazing tale of love and lost letters via Abigail Jones in Newsweek Is Crossfit a religion asks Jon Gugala in his piece exploring the craze. [And for those who don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, below's a segment I did with the globe and mail on dietary sugar reduction, and here's a segment I did with CTV's The Social…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • Fetish Bootcamp in Australia

    Amelia Phillips
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    When normal bootcamp training becomes a yawn, there comes a new trend in the fitness industry that won’t just get your attention but will trigger your fancy. Fetish bootcamp is now a thing in Australia and it’s been getting some serious interest from regular bootcampers. Based in Woolloomooloo, Dominatrix Mistress Anna has brought together her two professions as a dominatrix and a personal trainer to create a Bootcamp that focuses not only on improving your fitness but has a ‘twist of kink’. Who is she?  A strikingly tall woman with Maori and Chinese heritage, Anna has…
  • Day In The Life Of A Fitness Model

    Amelia Phillips
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    Super competitive, confident, disciplined, loving life and gorgeous! Christine Ray knows a thing or two about muscle sculpting and how hard you have to work to achieve a place on the world stage. Competitive Fitness Modeling is certainly not a sport for everyone, but they are athletes in their own right representing an industry that is experiencing massive growth year on year. So to solve the mystery Christine about her diet, training, motivation and what it takes to be successful in this industry. Background As a girl Christine danced, did gymnastics and pretty much entered every sport she…
  • Are you being healthy or obsessive when it comes to food?

    Amelia Phillips
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    How unhealthy is being healthy? How unhealthy is obsessing over your food and diet? An oxymoron that is a mystery to solve, because you really don’t know when to stop when you’re on a health kick. When you looked at the Instagram page of this 23-year-old blogger, you wouldn’t think for a second that the girl behind ‘The Blonde Vegan’ had any eating disorder issues. She ate clean, green and looked stereotypically fit – almost fitting the definition of #fitspo. However, just this week, Jordan Younger revealed to People magazine that her veganism turned her…
  • 6 Food That Even Nutritionists Won’t Eat

    Amelia Phillips
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:42 am
    Guest post by in-house nutritionists, Steph Lowe from The Natural Nutritionist. As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Literally, the food you consume provides the building blocks for DNA replication, new cell growth and either the maintenance of health or the development of disease. Read on to find out what you need to avoid to optimise your nutrition and therefore health, vitality and longevity. (I use the term “food” loosely here, as I don’t consider any of the following food, but rather profit for big business and unfortunately, contributors to illness and disease across the…
  • Workout Playlist For July 2014

    Amelia Phillips
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Would it be a silly question if I asked how many of you run to music? I assume, yes! While staying updated on what’s happening on the chartbusters and the music scene in your city  is recommended, but I wouldn’t expect all you busy bees to update your iPod on a weekly basis. This is when websites and apps like Run Hundred and Spotify come in; places where you can create your own playlists, or go by what they think you should run to on a given day. Here’s my top 10 for this month, inspired by a list on Shape magazine.  Magic – Rude – 72 BPM Nico & Vinz…
 
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    Workout Mommy

  • Hill Sprints

    workoutmommy
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Fact:  hill sprints will burn fat. Find a hill and sprint up to the top several times.  (shoot for 8-10)   If you can do more, then your hill probably isn’t big or long enough. If you have a bunch of kids who are unruly and you are running out of fun ideas for them to do this summer,  take them with you.   The fresh air and exercise will make you ALL feel better! Get up and get moving gang!   copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Hill Sprints
  • Put the ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage on your “must-have” list

    workoutmommy
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:16 pm
    I’ve had a lot of people asking me how my knee is doing since surgery in May.  While it is better, the truth is it still hurts.  I know it will never be the same and that I need to just be thankful for all that I CAN do on it, but it still gets me down sometimes. I decided to give the new ACE™ Brand Elastic Bandage with ACE™ Brand Clip  a try during my running workouts and I am very happy with the results.   I know it cannot fix my knee, but  it helps alleviate a lot of the pain I was feeling while running. (which means I no longer have to pop the ibuprofen before heading out to…
  • Racing on the beach and monkey bars with my kids

    workoutmommy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Last month, I went to the beach with my kids and some good friends.   The weather was awesome and we parked our chairs along the sand, ready to watch the kids play.   Instead of sitting down, I smiled at my friend Jamie and said , “hey! Let’s do a workout!” Since she is such a great friend, she agreed. We did a lot of lunges, squats, and even some burpees.  (which resulted in a wardrobe malfunction on my part. Oh well….) And then, we decided to do sprints.   After doing our first set,  the kids ditched their boogie boards and joined us. It was a fun moment that…
  • Finding time for fitness as a busy mom of 3 boys!

    workoutmommy
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    It is time for another installment of “One Fit Mommy”! As I surf around the blogosphere, I come across fit moms (and dads too!) who inspire me to fitness. From there, I hunt them down and force them to tell me their secrets, which I then share with you! Today’s fit mommy is a fellow boy mom!   Robina Abramson is 36 years old and has three boys ages 9,7,5.    Robina is a  fitness and lifestyle expert in Toronto Ontario Canada and a personal trainer and entrepreneur owning Wholistic Body-Building & Wellness .  Please read on for more about Robina and how she is definitely…
  • How dare you make me feel guilty for setting a good example!

    workoutmommy
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    Some people in my life tell me I am selfish for taking time for workouts most days of the week. This picture right here is proof that is not the case.   Yes, I brought my kettlebells on vacation. Yes, I chose to do some snatches while my kids were (happily) playing around me. and yes,  my 2 year old decided to sit down, watch, and then IMITATE my movement with his tiny arm and seashell. This made my heart so happy. My kids are growing up with the understanding that exercise is important for our bodies and minds.  If you think that makes me selfish, you should probably sit down and take a…
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • Read Gabourey Sidibe’s Wonderful Speech From the Ms. Foundation Gala

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:27 am
    Read Gabourey Sidibe’s Wonderful Speech From the Ms. Foundation Gala. "How are you so confident?" "I'm an asshole!" Okay? It's my good time, and my good life, despite what you think of me. I live my life, because I dare. I dare to show up when everyone else might hide their faces and hide their bodies in shame. I show up because I'm an asshole, and I want to have a good time. And my mother and my father love me. They wanted the best life for me, and they didn't know how to verbalize it. And I get it. I really do. They were better parents to me than they had themselves. I'm grateful to them,…
  • Lap Band Loans - Finance Your Weight Loss Surgery New From Apollo Endosurgery - And I qualify! GO MM.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    I should preface this press release with my opinion because it dragged my sorry butt out of the not-posting-to-my-blog-corner to share it.  (Don't ask.) Why is that?   Because I am the Bariatric Bad Girl with the dissenting opinion that is screaming on the inside NOT TO FINANCE A DAMNED THING LET AND LAWD BABY JESUS NOT A GASTRIC BAND.  Call Suze Orman.  Ask her what she thinks about financing a gastric band.  Via American Healthcare Funding - (NOT AN AD.  I SWEAR.) Loan terms up to 60 months Rates starting at 7.00% (Starting APR for best borrrowers) If it is anything like a car loan --…
  • Great Challenges: A Candid Conversation About Childhood Obesity

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:48 pm
  • Go You Chicken Fat, GO!

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I have two sides to my feelings on this ad: I am oddly intrigued by the fact that I do not utilize my own iPhone this way. I just throw my music on at the gym and GO and it is not as nice and edited as the Apple advert makes it seem. The other half of me wants to scream and yell at whomever THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA -- honestly by tugging-at-the-childhood-fears of the fat kid who heard this little song you added to the edit as a kid in elementary school?  I am too young to have known about it, but I am that fat kid who failed the Presidential Physical Fitness Test. The "kids" that would…
  • Why haven't you lost weight?

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Worth your time. Again. This guy is GREAT. "Why you haven't lost weight. Let Food be Thy Medicine" - A lecture by Dr. Matthew Weiner
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Do we get fat because we eat too much? Some think so.

    mreades
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
      First and foremost, MD and I would like to thank each and everyone one of you who provided suggestions and recommendations for an updated version of Protein Power. Based on all your comments, it appears it will be more of a rewrite than an update, which creates problems with the publisher. I’ll elaborate in future posts as I learn more. It may turn out that we’ll have to self publish to do what we want to do. Mainstream publishing is such a hidebound industry – almost no room for creativity. I’ve been working on a new Protein Power site with a whole new level of…
  • Protein Power 2.0?

    mreades
    31 May 2014 | 12:00 am
      It is difficult for me to believe, but Protein Power is coming up on being 20 years old. It was written in 1995 and published in January of 1996. There has been some talk between our agent and the publisher about a 20 year anniversary edition of the book. MD and I have decided that if we go along with this project, we don’t want to just do a new Introduction and make a few tweaks here and there. We want to do it up right and make Protein Power 2.0 (or whatever it will be called) the most up-to-date and comprehensive book on low-carb dieting available. And we want it to hold up for…
  • The Big Fat Surprise

    mreades
    13 May 2014 | 1:26 am
      This review of The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz is the most difficult and demanding I have ever written. It is demanding for a couple of reasons. First, it is psychologically demanding on me because I want to write a review so good it inspires everyone to buy the book immediately and read it. Why? Because I think it is one of the most important books on nutrition ever written. Maybe the most important. And I feel a responsibility to inspire as many people as I can to get their hands on it. Second, this book is so brimming with valuable information that I was almost paralyzed in…
  • Beware the confirmation bias

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

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

  • Top Post-Workout Recovery Nutrition

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    You go to the gym.You do a CRAZY, STRENUOUS workout and then you leave. You get in your car and start to drive, not really understanding what is happening in your body.By the time you get home, your window of opportunity is closing to recover from the workout. And it’s closing FAST.Sometimes you may feel like eating after your workout and sometimes you do not.Tonight is a night you do not feel like eating.So you go about your night; then two hours later you eat something, and then go to bed.Why can this be detrimental to your weight loss goals?Let me explain…Exercise Exercising makes…
  • Top Almond Butter--More Omega 3s and Protein

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Just what you need to burn more body fat and belly fat....healthy nut butters. Nut butters are loaded with more protein and healthy Omega 3 fats and are a perfect snack food. Eat protein with each meal. Research has proven that protein keeps blood sugar levels more steady when you have a meal that includes carbohydrates. Protein helps you feel fuller for a longer period (slower digestion). Protein also keeps the hunger hormone (ghrelin) in check so your hunger doesn't spike so high. Eat more fiber for your overall health and belly fat reduction. Nut butters will help you eat more fiber each…
  • 10 Top Foods that Detox Your Body

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    When it comes to detoxing your body, there are many techniques you can follow and supplements you can take. One plan in particular is to eat detoxifying foods. Here is a list of detox foods that are a great addition to everybody’s diet.1. FruitsFruits are high in liquid-content which helps the body wash out toxins. They are also very easy to digest and are high in antioxidants, nutrients, fiber, and important vitamins.2. Green Foods   Fill your refrigerator with blue green algae, barley, wheat grass, kale, spinach, spirulina, alfalfa, chard, arugula,…
  • 2 Fat Burning Smoothies to Control Weight Gain

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:46 am
    You can use fat burning, delicious smoothies to help control your weight gain.   Who isn't looking for healthy snacks to control calories while maintaining energy during the day?And, if you want to build muscle, burn fat and get lean, its important to feed your muscles during the day and before and after your weight training workout.   The top key to keeping the weight loss off for good is to transform your body to lean.  Muscle mass is your top fat burning tool.See Top 10 Weight Loss TipsSmoothies are a perfect choice. They are easy to make and…
  • Sculpt Ab Obliques and Deep Core with Side Plank

    16 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    Tone your ab oblique muscles and strengthen your deep core muscles with the side plank. You will also burn your belly fat!External Oblique - these muscles are on the side and front of the abdomen and wrap around your waist.Internal Oblique - these muscles lie under the external oblique and run in the opposite direction.--Lie sideways on your left side.--Raise your body, resting on your forearm and side of foot. Keep your right leg on top of the left leg. Keep your body stiff and brace your torso (as if taking a punch). Keep your head in line with your torso (don't let…
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Children, Sugar and Concentration

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    A breakfast full of sugar and flour can make it more difficult for kids to concentrate on things like schoolwork.© 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
  • More On Resistant Starch

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    "Resistant starch is a unique kind of starch that humans by and large cannot digest. It’s not a fermentable fiber, but it acts like it. Upon its consumption, resistant starch travels mostly unperturbed through the digestive tract into the colon where the colonic bacteria – who can digest the stuff – feast on it, get frisky, and reproduce. Multiple studies indicate that resistant starch consumption generally leads to an increase in beneficial colonic bacteria and a reduction in pathogenic colonic bacteria, including a boost to bifidobacteria and a decrease in firmicutes." - Mark Sisson,…
  • TIME Magazine: Eat Butter. Scientist Were Wrong.

    12 Jun 2014 | 10:46 am
    Eat Butter Scientists Labeled Fat The EnemyWhy They Were WrongSee why TIME magazine says, “the argument against fat was totally and completely flawed” and how the shift continues towards consuming healthy fats for good health.From the magazine:"For decades, it has been the most vilified nutrient in the American diet. But new science reveals fat isn’t what’s hurting our health." To read the full article, Click Here.P.S. Here is a clip from the Today Show about the new article in TIME. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other…
  • The Key To Weight Loss

    7 Jun 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The key to benefiting from your weight loss program is to stick with it. You have to keep doing it over a long period of time.Getting healthy and staying healthy takes time and patience.You just need to stick with it and the scale and mirror will reward you.© 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
  • Healthy Fats For A Healthy Weight and More

    7 Jun 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Obesity is a major health issue in many countries, especially in the United states. One way to deal with this issue is to consume more healthy fats. In this video, several nutritional experts recommend eating grass-fed beef, cheese, whole milk and lard.It may take some more time, but people are beginning to embrace saturated fat-based foods as being good for them. © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
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    Mamavation

  • Water 101: What You Need to Know About Your Water

    Elizabeth
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Did you get a chance to see this week’s edition of Mamavation TV? It was an eye opening look at water with the CEO of EWS Water, Howard Esbin. You could tell from how he spoke about the issue, that this is his passion. Know What’s in Your H20 With up to 80,000 possible chemicals in our water, it can be a bit overwhelming. Some of the main contaminants to be cautious of are: Bacteria Disinfectants of the Water (chlorine, ammonia) Human Activity (chemicals washed down the drain) Pharmaceuticals (disposed of down the drain) Herbicides and Pesticides Pollutants (such as solvents,…
  • Tell Hillary: Stop Supporting GMOs!

    Gina Badalaty
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Before you know it, the next presidential election will be upon us, and it looks like at least one of the contenders in this one may be a woman. At present, Hillary Clinton is the frontrunner for the Democratic Presidential candidate in 2016 and already is mounting support for her run. But before you go championing Clinton as a candidate, you should know her position on a key issue in the news today. Mrs. Clinton supports the widespread use of GMO’s. Hillary Clinton & GMOs Today In fact, the former U.S. Secretary of State was a keynote speaker at the BIO International Convention on…
  • Water Filtration and Misconceptions

    Elizabeth
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:07 am
    Mamavation spends a lot of time talking about the safety of what goes into our bodies and onto our skin. However, what often gets overlooked is something that we probably come in contact with more than food or personal care products, water. There are an estimated 80,000 contaminants in our drinking water, yet only 91 of these are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Yikes! (via EWS Water FAQs) With so many impurities unregulated, water can be an overwhelming topic. That’s why this Monday on Mamavation TV, we have a called in an expert of the topic of water, Howard Esbin of EWS…
  • Toxic Tap Water: Top 7 Reasons To Get A Home Water Filtration System

    Gina Badalaty
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    The water that comes from your tap should be a life-giving substance but all too often, it is treated with processes, exposed to chemicals, and may actually do more harm than good. Earlier this year, the residents of Charleston, West Virginia, discovered just how toxic water can be when a chemical spill from a nearby plant shut down the drinking water supply of 300,000 residents. While the water was deemed “safe” by officials shortly after, there was a hotbed of controversy surrounding the issue.  Weeks later, many residents still chose not to use their tap water for drinking. The…
  • Solutions to Remove Toxin Exposure

    Elizabeth
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    This past Monday on Mamavation TV, our guest was author and environmentalist, Rick Smith. He, along with Bruce Lourie, co-wrote the best-selling book Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World. This follow up to 2009′s Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health, takes on toxins in a new way— self-experimentation. Real Science We come into contact with toxins constantly in our daily lives, but just how much of an affect do these chemicals and pesticides have on our bodies? In a number of home…
 
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    Trying Fitness

  • Why a Dumbbell Set Makes the Perfect Home Gym

    Eartha Haines
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    CAP Barbell Solid Hex Dumbbell, Single A home gym doesn't have to be elaborate to get the job done. In fact, I have always believed the simpler the better. This is especially true if you don't have a lot of room in your home. Treadmills and other cardio machines are often a waste of space. I've purchased treadmills and home gym equipment only to end up selling them after awhile to make room. You can do a search on Craigslist right now for used cardio machines that people paid good money for and used a handful of times. Home gyms can be minimal unless you just happen to want to go all out. Why…
  • Do This to Overcome the Hardest Part of Working Out

    Eartha Haines
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    Everlast Interval Training Round Timer Do you know what the hardest part of working out is? It's not the lack of the time. It's not figuring out which workout to do. The hardest part is: STARTING! I have had the hardest time starting to exercise more than anything else. However, once I get going, I am feeling good and want to do more. Yet, actually starting is like pulling teeth for me. Here's why, and I'm sure some of you can relate. I work 40 hour weeks like the average person. I'm in a cubicle for 8 hours a day and by the time I get home, my motivation and energy levels have dropped very…
  • Is the NutriBullet Worth It? You Betcha!

    Eartha Haines
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    If you're wondering if the NutriBullet really works, then I have to tell you this little blender is flippin' awesome. My mom purchased the Nutribullet for us as a birthday present and we have been using it every morning for almost 4 weeks. Each morning, my honey blends up some type of fruit/vegetable shake (with added flax seed oil in mine) for us. I used to eat oatmeal every morning or sometimes eggs, turkey bacon, and toast. We've both have been feeling the difference of drinking these shakes for breakfast. I for one have felt lighter, more energized, and after drinking them for awhile, I…
  • Be the Best YOU – Avoiding the Trap of Glamour Fitness

    Eartha Haines
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Read more irresponsible "fitspiration" photos at ReemBody. There is nothing wrong at all with having a goal of attaining six-pack abs, a bodybuilder physique, or the physique of a fitness model. What is a problem is when you aspire to such goals in order to make yourself happy. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking having a fitness model body will finally make you a happy person. Here is some news: nothing external can bring you long lasting happiness. Not a beautiful body, not a bank account full of money, and not even having the love of your life. True and genuine happiness comes…
  • The Trying Fitness Resurrection – This Blog is Still Alive and Kicking

    Eartha Haines
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    It has been almost a year since my last blog post here. In all honesty, I was burned out on writing about anything health and fitness related. I started this blog back in 2006 (if you'd like to know more about me, read here). Not only has this blog aged but so have I. I don't view fitness in the same way I did back in my early 30's. Now that I'm approaching 40, I've come to realize that fitness doesn't have to be about achieving 6-pack abs or working hard to attain a fitness model physique. Now, all I want is to maintain a healthy weight, be able to enjoy my favorite activities, and do my…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Safelet, A Safety Bracelet.

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Safelet is a safety bracelet that allows you to send out an emergency alert to your friends, family and the police with just one click.Safelet works with the Safelet app on iOS and Android. The Safelet app is used to establish a Bluetooth low energy connection between Safelet and your smartphone.Once Safelet and your phone are connected, you can use the app to invite your friends and family to become your guardians.If you want to be protected by an even bigger network, simply select the the option that enables your alarm to be sent to other people in the Safelet Community that are, at the…
  • Specialized, MOUNTAIN BIB LINER WITH SWAT!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    I am not into the bids, but this sort of makes sense. I like the idea of having someplace to store my gear without the swinging motion of a backpack.Great review from Vital MTBSpecializedVaporRize™ moisture transfer mesh fabricsFive SWAT integrated pockets, patent-pending constructionFold-over leg cuffBody Geometry Mountain Chamois10" inseam-size medium
  • Best Yet, Hexo+ Drone That Follows You! GAME CHANGER

    Aaron Usiskin
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Deciding how you want your aerial camera to frame your shot is ridiculously intuitive. A 3D model of your camera’s point of view lets you pinch to set the distance between your subject and your drone, slide laterally for panning and vertically for height. You can film yourself from the front, side, back and everywhere in between. All you need is your smartphone plus three intuitive gestures and you’re set.GAME CHANGER
  • Patch n Ride!

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    If this works, it will be in everyone's bag. What is not to love about this device, even if you have tubular.The video shows something amazing and yes, I would think you would want to change your tube somewhere down the line, just not while you are on the road, woods, park, city, does it even matter.PatchnRide
  • Rhino Laces

    Aaron Usiskin
    16 Jun 2014 | 7:20 am
    There are many types of shoe laces you could use, paracord 550 is strong and hard to beat. Rhino laces are just as tough if not tougher.RHINO LACES CANNOT BE burned, cut, sawed, chopped, destroyed, OR broken, OR WE WILL REPLACE THEM FOR FREE.You really can't beat em'. Rhino Laces
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Pine to Palm 100m, Here I Come!

    Scott Dunlap
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    After my smack down lesson in "work/life balance doesn't include adding two ton bricks to both sides of the scale" and DNS'ing at the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m, I've rejiggered the schedule and will be headed to......the Pine to Palm 100-Mile Endurance Run on Sept 14th! Yes, 20,000' of climbing goodness at the Oregon/California border, ending in my former hometown of Ashland, OR, all put on by the amazing team at Rogue Valley Runners. Plenty of blog-worthy photo ops for sure. I try to have at least one 100m on the calendar each year for the challenge and variety, but with Craig Thornley's new…
  • Mo Farah Breaks 100m World Record...Well, In the Potato Sack 100m Anyway

    Scott Dunlap
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    Olympic Double Gold-Medalist Mo Farah, more known for his 5k/10k prowess, finally got to add a world record to his resume....for the 100m potato sack race. Check the video here.His blazing speed of 39.91 seconds was good enough to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Will Usain Bolt retaliate?!?I wonder how hard it would be to find a world record to go after. If I was 90 years old, I could just grab three friends and do a relay and instantly set an age group WR like these guys.Unrelated - a quick note to Big Sur Marathon fans - if you want to run in 2015, you better get over there and…
  • Ugh...DNS for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m

    Scott Dunlap
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    Well, it appears I am a Do Not Start (DNS) for the Tahoe Rim Trail 100m this Saturday. Even worse, it is all self-inflicted. AAAAGGGHH! (as Charlie Brown would say)It's a good lesson that even those of us who consider ourselves great time jugglers can blow it. A little over-scheduling leads to a calendar with no flexibility, and the the next thing you know, you're way off your training plan, sick a few days before the race, and exhausted before the race even begins. It's dreadful how easily it can creep up on you:I start the year, and my calendar is totally blank. I'm committing to TRT100!
 
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog

  • Eating Multiple Mini-Breakfasts: No Weight Loss Benefit

    CalorieLab
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    You might have read on the internet that eating small amounts of food throughout the morning can “rev up” your metabolism, increase the calories you burn, and help you lose weight, more effectively than than eating one breakfast. Unfortunately, well-controlled studies have been done on this issue and do not show that eating more often promotes weight loss. If you cut your calorie consumption to the same total, the amount of weight you’ll lose does not seem to change based on whether you eat those calories all at once or spread throughout the morning in several…
  • Gelesis100: The Latest Sponge-in-Your-Stomach Diet Pill

    CalorieLab
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Gelesis.com We seem to be surrounded by smart products in today’s world. Smart phones, smart water, smart boards, smart keys, and smart TVs. Now we have what its creator calls the smart diet pill. Researchers at Gelesis in Boston, have tested a pill called Gelesis100, formerly Attiva, for use as a weight loss aid. Attiva is a hydrogel-polymer that expands in water to a much greater volume. The theory is that it will fill the stomach and fool users into thinking that they are full. I had a frugal friend once tell me that he did the same thing with Rice Krispies. Additionally,…
  • Chris Christie Fat Jokes: Burden or Boon? The Answer Might Surprise Us

    CalorieLab
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) DonkeyHotey/Flickr based on a Bob Jagendorf/Flickr (CC) photo “NASA released pictures of earth taken from 900 miles away. From 900 miles away, you can make out the Great Wall of China. In Newark, you can make out the governor of New Jersey.” – David Letterman, 7/23/13 “In New Jersey, they re-elected Chris Christie by a HUGE margin. Is there any other way? – Craig Ferguson, 11/5/13 “Yesterday, Christie gave a 107-minute press conference. The last time Christie talked for 107 minutes, he was ordering at IHOP.” – Jimmy Fallon, 1/10/14 I…
  • The Lesson of ‘Doubly Labeled Water’: We Underestimate What We Eat and Overestimate Our Activity

    CalorieLab
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Preparting for a Doubly Labeled Water Test – (CC BY-NC 2.0) Michael Wyszomierski I’ve written in the past about how important it is to do the calorie math to control our weight, calories available versus calories used. Calorie availability refers to intake, uptake and distribution of calories, i.e., eating, and calorie use to activity level and the burning of calories. This way, you’re able to account for factors such as metabolic rate, the influence of disease, hormonal levels, drug usage, and the intensity and timing of exercise activity. But if there were a test for…
  • The Truth about Gluten: It May Not be Such a Problem after All

    CalorieLab
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Whatsername?/Flickr Gluten is nowhere near the bogeyman that many think it is We seem to be, as a nation, currently in the grip of a kind of “gluten-free” mania. We have become so spooked by the idea of gluten in our diets, let alone our bodies, that you’d think the stuff was radioactive. It has gotten to the point that “Gluten free!” is now what “No trans fats!” used to be: a virtual requirement in savvy food product labeling. There are dozens of food items that have never had a molecule of gluten in them that now proclaim themselves…
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    Stirrup Queens

  • Yes, There are Autistic Wizards at Hogwarts

    Mel
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Chickenpig asked my daughter in the last post: “Do you think there is a place for an autistic wizard at Hogwarts?”  The ChickieNob gave this some thought, and then wrote this post as a response.  And hells yeah, I think she’s right.  I’m glad this turned out to be the first post by the ChickieNob […]
  • Harry Potter Can Make You a Nicer Person

    Mel
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I would just like to highlight (cough, cough) the fact that PEOPLE WHO READ HARRY POTTER ARE MORE EMPATHETIC.  It’s science.  No, I mean, literally, it’s the subject of a scientific paper.  According to Mugglenet (yes, I read Mugglenet too): In a paper published online in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology this week, researchers […]
  • Being Brave

    Mel
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
    I read Kaui Hart Hemmings’ new book, The Possibilities.  It’s about a mother mourning the death of her 22-year-old son in an avalanche, and the book begins with her reentry into her regular schedule; returning to work and relationships.  There were a bunch of lines that I noted in Charlotte, but the one that I […]
  • Finding Names

    Mel
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:37 am
    After my aunt died this winter, I continued to work on the family tree on my own.  It was slow-going and frustrating.  I had filled in everything I could find on my own, and now I was just randomly Googling combinations of names with the hope of finding an obit or some synagogue announcement that […]
  • IComLeavWe: August 2014

    Mel
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
    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

  • PUFA-rama: The Rise of Vegetable Oils

    Guest
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Death by Food Pyramid has received almost nothing but 5-star reviews since Primal Blueprint Publishing released it at the end of last year. It’s undoubtedly a hit within the community, and I think it’s an important read because it gives you, the consumer, the eater of food, the arbiter of what goes in your mouth, the tools to make the right choices and bypass the middlemen when it comes to interpreting science. Author Denise Minger and I want everyone to have a chance to read this book, so today we’re participating in a special promotion organized by Buck Books. Until…
  • The Evidence Continues to Mount Against Statins

    Mark Sisson
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Although statins get a lot of flak in the Primal health community, you have to hand it to them. They may not cure cancer, or single-handedly save the economy and bring back all the jobs, or render entire populations totally immune to cardiovascular disease, but they do exactly what they’re meant to do: lower cholesterol. And they’re very good at what they do. You want lower LDL without changing what you eat or how much you exercise, or trying that crazy meditation stuff? Take a statin. Do you want to hit the target lipid numbers to lower your insurance premium? Take a statin.
  • Dear Mark: Constantly Falling Off the Primal Wagon, Frozen Produce, and A Few More Carbs

    Mark Sisson
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s Dear Mark, I answer three questions from readers. First, I give some advice to a reader with a knack for doing a week or two strict Primal and then falling promptly off the wagon into a pile of donuts. How can she make it stick – or should she? Next, I extoll the merits of freezing your freshly homegrown produce rather than rely on under-ripe fruits and vegetables from half a world away. Finally, I discuss what to do when you feel your performance in the gym diminishing. Let’s go: Dear Mark, I have been an avid reader of your blog for over a year now. I have read…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 306

    Mark Sisson
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Episode #29 of The Primal Blueprint Podcast is now live. It’s a continuation of my essay on chronic cardio from last week, which was all about what not to do for cardio. This week, Brad and I discuss all the things you should do when putting together a cardio regimen. If you have any ideas for future podcasts, please let us know by using the blue “Submit a Question” button in the sidebar! A team of researchers wants to conduct a study pitting the paleo diet against the diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association. If you’re interested in discovering which…
  • Lamb Meatballs in Coconut Fenugreek Sauce

    Worker Bee
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Dried fenugreek is a subtle but intriguing herb, one that adds unique flavor to sauces, meat, seafood, eggs and cooked vegetables. Slightly sweet, herbal and earthy with pleasant aromatics, it’s like adding a gentle hint of curry powder to whatever you make. Less intense than curry powder and also less intense than fenugreek seeds or fresh fenugreek leaves, which can easily overwhelm a dish, dried fenugreek can be used in the kitchen just like any other type of dried herb. The flavor pairs especially well with other favorite herbs and spices like cumin, coriander, cardamom, fennel seeds and…
 
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    Fingertips

  • Fitness an Indicator of Cardiovascular Risk

    linda
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Fitness can be used to indicate cardiovascular risk in the long term, according to new research. The Cooper Center Longitudinal study used treadmill testing along with cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose level, personal history and smoking habits during a physical exam to determine an individuals risk for cardiovascular disease in 30 years. As expected, traditional risk factors including age, systolic blood pressure, body-mass index (BMI), diabetes, total cholesterol, and smoking were associated with increased risk of CVD death. But when data took into account the level of fitness, the…
  • A Thorough Chart Review

    linda
    29 Jun 2014 | 4:24 pm
    A thorough chart review is a must before seeing patients. A 95-year-old woman with a diagnosis of Transient Ischemic Attack was recently admitted to our acute in-patient rehabilitation ward. She was on my list for an initial evaluation. I collected a quick history, reviewed her lab values, and checked her imaging studies, such as radiographs (x-rays), CT scan, MRI. Her imaging study revealed that, indeed, she had a recent CVA (cerebral vascular accident or stroke) in the right parietal lobe of her brain. Other information was included in the imaging report, so I scanned it quickly and came up…
  • Schroth Method For Scoliosis

    linda
    13 May 2014 | 7:08 am
    I was intrigued when I saw this article concerning scoliosis and treatment that would correct spinal curvature, even in some patients whose scoliosis has matured and stabilized. Not only did I have several adult massage clients with scoliosis, but I have a (very) small scoliotic curve in my thoracic spine. Each client required a different massage protocol to address their unique curvature pattern. In a quest to help them, I researched websites, one of which even recommended nutritional support for scoliosis. I believe I have an old blog post outlining my efforts. In PT school, most of the…
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Helps 4 Paralyzed Men Move

    linda
    1 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    On vacation a couple of weeks ago, a free copy of USA Today had a headline that jumped out at me (proving that just because you're on vacation doesn't mean you really stop working): Spinal Cord Stimulator Helps 4 Paralyzed Men Move Again. Most spinal cord injuries (SCIs) these days are partial, thanks to advances in early intervention following trauma that reduces swelling around tender nerves. This allows some electrical signals to travel up and down the nerves of the spine. But many older injuries resulted in total paralysis of the lower limbs which prevents any movement much less walking.
  • 3-D "Osteoid" Cast

    linda
    30 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    The future of broken bones is looking cooler, and, well, less itchy and smelly! Industrial designer Deniz Karasahin has developed a 3-D printed cast, which has holes that allow for ventilation and includes a low-intensity ultrasound generator to help bones heal more quickly. Still in the development stages, Michael Hausman MD at Mount Sinai Hospital, thinks the cast has promise. Pulsed ultrasound, research shows, is found to reduce healing time by 38% and is especially useful to aid healing of non-union fractures by 80%. How cool is that?
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    Zen to Fitness

  • Smart Body Moves

    zentofitness
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You’re a very busy person who finds it difficult to put aside a half- hour every day for working out. You’d love to find simple exercises you could conveniently fit into your daily schedule. Particularly welcome would be those that help to protect and strengthen your back, enhance the range of motion of your joints and muscles and provide your body with a maximum intake of oxygen for a minimum of effort. You need to look no farther. Here are three body moves that meet these criteria. [Read more]
  • Stress, Heart Health and Longevity

    zentofitness
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Stress is the nonspecific response by the body to any demand made upon it. Mechanisms within us attempt to help us regain balance. When life’s demands tax or exceed our adaptive resources, however, these mechanisms may not be adequate. [Read more]
  • Deadly Foods We Eat Everyday

    zentofitness
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    It is no secret that Americans have been getting fatter and lazier. That statement may come across as harsh and insensitive, but it is the plain and simple truth. A 2010 study by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that 33.8%, or one third, of American adults are obese. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that roughly 25 million children between the ages of two and 19 are obese. The foods we eat in America are literally killing us. Some of us are dying slowly from obesity and health issues related to being overweight, while others are dying from poor diets. [Read more]
  • What duh Heck is DAT? Mystery Foods Identified: Jicama

    Jamie Beeson
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    My 3 year old started saying “What duh heck?” at age 2. I know. Not funny and some would say that’s offensive. But, I have to admit, I giggled the first several times he said it. Coming out of a little boy’s mouth with a 2 year old lisp, it sounds pretty funny. Anyway, he doesn’t say it as often any more, but I’m hearing it more from my older kids these days. It mostly comes out of their mouths when staring at their dinner plates. [Read more]
  • I’m Causing a Break-up at My House

    Jamie Beeson
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    That’s it. It’s over. That relationship is no longer working for me and it’s only making my life miserable. It’s time for some time apart, some mutual distance and separation. It’s actually not my relationship, it’s my son’s relationship. It’s not with a girl, it’s with his I-POD. [Read more]
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Disinfecting a kitchen sponge

    fitness guy
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    About a year ago my wife switched us from using regular sponges in the kitchen to some kind of strange rubber cloth that we can throw out after a month or two. The reason for the change? Bacteria and the problem with sponges being a haven for bacteria that can cause disease. There is a [...] The post Disinfecting a kitchen sponge appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Vitamin E And Your Body

    fitness guy
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:51 am
    We all know that oxygen is a primary component that is needed for life. This very same oxygen, once inside of the body, becomes very reactive through certain molecules and will start to cause damage through the free radicals, which is known as oxidative stress. As an antioxidant, vitamin E will help to prevent this [...] The post Vitamin E And Your Body appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Beating Yourself Up

    fitness guy
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    I got the following Question by email last week and it really struck a cord within me. I know that people are always trying to improve themselves and often it is a pretty difficult thing to do. I have trouble just like you and it is time that we all bare our souls and admit [...] The post Beating Yourself Up appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Do I stay in better health with exercise?

    fitness guy
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    I was off sick a couple weeks ago. Sometimes there will be a bug in the office and everyone seems to eventually catch it over a couple of month span. Over the last few years I have been able to stay away from getting sick very often at all using a couple rules: Rule one [...] The post Do I stay in better health with exercise? appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
  • Lasik Surgery Fears

    fitness guy
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
    For many years now people have had Lasik Surgery Fears. Back early in the industry in the 80s there were problems. You have probably seen the news stories over the last few years about the FDA and Lasik eye surgery. As a lifelong contact lens and glasses wearer I thought that it would be important to [...] The post Lasik Surgery Fears appeared first on Fitness Tips for Life.
 
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    Losing It & Loving It

  • BHL Challenge Week 4: Choose Any Focus

    Angie
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Final Week This has been a fun challenge!  I want to send a big thanks out to Glenneth from Let’s Talk and Walk for co-hosting with me this year. I sure hope she’ll join us in 2015! AND a quick shout out to our prize sponsors: Momentum Jewelry for donating a wrap bracelet! Glenneth at Let’s Talk and Walk for donating a Cool Case Thermal and I’m donating a $50 Amazon e-gift card! Just because this challenge is coming to an end next week doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep going. I’m looking forward to challenging…
  • Healthy Drink Choices

    Angie
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Choosing Healthier Beverages: Your body will thank you for it! Our bodies need a steady flow of liquids to be healthy, preferably at least eight tall glasses per day or approximately 64 ounces. One of the very best healthy drink choices a body can enjoy is definitely crystal clean water. There are some who say that they don’t enjoy water and indeed many who live entirely on a diet of coffee, soda pop and other sweet drinks. This is not good for the body for several reasons. Caffeine acts as both a short term stimulant and a diuretic which means that it robs the body of water instead of…
  • BHL Challenge Week 3: Health

    Angie
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #3 We are now to week 3 of the challenge and before you know it, July will be over. Thanks to all of you who participated in the NUTRITION challenge last week. Be sure to do your check in’s before the challenge is over so you can be entered to win some fun prizes. This week our challenge is better health. We can all stand to make more healthy changes in our life so this week we’ll focus on that. Here are some ideas: Get more sleep. Set a bed time and stick to it! Take time out of the day for yourself Set up a long awaited doctor’s…
  • BHL Challenge Week 2: Nutrition

    Angie
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Better Healthy Living Challenge: Check in #2 Thanks to all who participated last week in the Better Healthy Living FITNESS challenge.  This week we challenge ourselves to focus on nutrition. Living a healthy lifestyle is not always easy.  These challenges are here to help all of us break through some barriers we might have. Today’s Tip: Don’t skip breakfast Breakfast is a great way to start the day because you are breaking the fast after a night’s sleep. You don’t need a full meal but you should eat something to give you the fuel you need to get your day started.
  • July Better Healthy Living Challenge Is Live

    Angie
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The Better Healthy Living Challenge is live!  Just a bit behind in posting since I was traveling home from an amazing vacation. I’ll tell you more about that in another post. The details for this months challenge are below.  Glenneth and I sure hope you’ll join us.  I’m so excited to have her join me as a co-host this year.  You can read more about Glenneth AND get the buttons/banner for the challenge here. There are going to be 4 different challenges this month. Each week we’ll focus on something different. You can find the topics below. And choose one or more…
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  • Do Pre-Workout Supplements Boost Your Performance?

    Gym Junkies
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looking to improve your performance? If so, you may want to consider using a few pre-workout supplements. While these won’t help produce muscle building results or fat burning progress on their own, when combined with a good workout plan, they can definitely improve the results that you see. It’s even more important to pick the right pre-workout for several reasons. It’s important to pick ones that are field-tested and back by science. Plus you want to skip fillers, and dyes as they are horrible for your body. Your in luck however because the Gym Junkies family invested in the cleanest…
  • Why You Should be Using Supersets During Your Workouts

    Gym Junkies
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Along time ago there was only really one way to lift and most body builders didn’t switch their routines up much. For example you would pick a muscle group, pick a weight and usually rep 10-12 times for that muscle. Typically you would repeat this cycle over and over again. Of course because most bodybuilders were doing it at the time most weight lifters just followed their path and repeated the process. Now days there are certain ways we can train that will lead to custom results. For instance maybe you want to train for power or size; both require a much different workout regime. One of…
  • What’s Wrong With The Body Mass Index?

    Gym Junkies
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Please please please… Listen to why this is the worst way to track yourself and your progress. If you’re a Gym Junkie the Body Mass Index simply fails us on all fronts. With almost two thirds of Americans being obese now, being over weight is an epidemic. However it’s very important to understand that you’re measuring your body correctly and not getting inaccurate readings. Yesterday I was walking through a local store when I passed the blood pressure machine; I noticed they had attached a BMI index to the same machine. I actually laughed out loud, I asked myself “why on earth do…
  • Achieve a 6 Pack With This 15-Minute Workout

    Gym Junkies
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most lifts unfortunately do not target your core very well because they occur in the same single plane of motion. For example a when your doing a crunch and you move back and up or down and forward. It’s also very opposite of what we perform in every day life. What you will want to add to your core routine is more twists and turns that mimic everyday life. The rotation comes directly from your core so you will obtain a much stronger mid section as a result. For more ab workouts you can check out my last blog post found here. The Exercise You will want to perform the following exercises as a…
  • Pack on Muscle with One Dumbbell

    Gym Junkies
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    I think it’s important for everyone to understand that fancy equipment doesn’t build muscle, you do. If you’re restricted to no gym around you can still accomplish a lot with just one dumbbell. You can also simplify your workout easily with this workout plan. It’s also important to understand by doing using dumbbells you will be activating more muscle fibers and increasing your range of motion. If you’re on the road a lot this workout will be ideal you will only need to pack one dumbbell. Again you are in the driver’s seat of building your body not fancy machines. Let’s learn…
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    Fitness Blog - Orlando Sentinel

  • Orlando Bike Rally, block party celebrate diversity

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
     
  • 15 cool Central Florida rivers to canoe, kayak

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    With just a few weeks remaining till most kids go back to school, time's getting short to get some outdoors exercise with them unhurried by worries about homework and tests. If you own a canoe or kayak or can rent or borrow one, why not try some of the area's lesser-known paddles, such as Blackwater Creek, the Palatlakaha River or the Little Wekiva River? Check out the photo gallery above for 15 cool paddles.
  • Women's Running Series offers Ladies Night on July 29

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Women's Running Series is doing a free fun run at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Orlando Fit2Run, with wine and cheese afterward, plus dessert and prizes. The event also will raffle off a free entry to the St. Pete Half Marathon and offer in-store 10 percent discounts on any purchase well as a $15 discount on the half marathon and $5 discount on the 5K, plus a free gift with registration. 
  • Orlando Sport and Social Club offers leagues galore

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Coed sand volleyball. Flag football. Kickball. Soccer. Softball.
  • The Amazing Mind Race exercises body, brain

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Want to test your mental and physical skills? The Amazing Mind Race starts at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at Orlando's Wall Street Plaza. Teams of two to four will solve puzzles, face physical and social challenges, engage their social networks -- yes, smartphones are encouraged -- and race for prizes.
 
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    Yum Yucky

  • 8 Behaviors That Lead to Failure and Regret

    yumyucky
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    1. If you refuse to challenge yourself, you will never grow. 2. If you can’t deal with the occasional discomforts and inconveniences that are part of the process, your inner strength needs fortifying. 3. If you refuse to grind it out on the regular, your efforts are simply half-hearted. 4. If you’re tossed to-and-fro by the criticism of others, you will never become the greatest version of yourself. 5. If you experience an inward nudging to pursue a particular path, yet constantly ignore it, you’re cheating yourself out of something wonderful. 6. If you repeatedly doubt your…
  • Greedy Recipe! Jalapeno Eggs Over Easy

    yumyucky
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Oh yesss. Cooking up ‘dem jalapeno eggs in my cast iron skillet. This is the perfect combination of protein for flat abs and muscle building, plus a thermonuclear explosion of spicy heat to keep that metabolism burning. You gotta try it. I also hereby demand you to try cooking your eggs in coconut oil instead of butter. Coconut oil has so many benefits and definitely delivers an extra blast of tasty-flavor to eggs. DIRECTIONS: Prep diced jalapenos prior to cooking eggs. Break eggs into pan and immediately sprinkle in your diced jalapenos. Continue to fry eggs as normal.  Yup. I did…
  • 2 Ugly Faces That Will Help You Burn Calories

    yumyucky
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Yesss. Because making ugly faces burns calories. So just deal with it. And then deal with it some more… Each of the images on the right side are the butt ugly faces, causing me to burn 15,908 calories in only 20 minutes. Images on the left side are full of beauty. You know this, right? FOLLOW ME! √ Facebook √ Twitter √ YouTube √ Instagram The post 2 Ugly Faces That Will Help You Burn Calories appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Greedy Recipe! Easy Fish Tacos

    yumyucky
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:32 am
    Yup. Easy fish tacos only takes about 15 minutes from beginning prep to plating. So be excited about it. Your stomach’s next feeding is just around the corner. click on image to enlarge the delicious morsels If you’re one of the sassy & trendy people, you are encouraged to use the Old El Paso “Stand ‘n Stuff” soft flour tortilla. I call them taco boats. They have a flat bottom but are still bendy & pliable to squish into your mouth. The boat ensures no taco crumb goes uneaten. You’re gonna want every morsel of recipe inside yo’ belly. GATHER…
  • Josie’s List of Workplace Emergency Survival Cache Items

    yumyucky
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    An emergency survival cache at work is important. We talk a lot about fitness here, but a small cache of emergency items is important to your health. It can literally mean life or death. At the very minimum it assures you greater comfort when faced with non-ideal circumstances brought on by an emergency. We’ve all got at least a few emergency items at home, but what if somethings happen when you’re out of the house? Let’s take a looksie at a scenario involving Susie and Harold. Which one will fare better when disaster strikes? We’ll also be looking at the items I keep…
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    Turbulence Training

  • 21 Exercise Substitutions

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    This is long overdue, and for that I apologize.   Here's the Turbulence Training Ultimate Exercise Substitutions List. Feel free to add your suggestions or follow up questions below, and we'll keep building this great resource. There are at least 21 great replacements for common exercises that TT readers can't do for one reason or another. ***************************************
  • Deadlift before the big city with coach

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    I won't be getting much done today due to travel. I'm heading from the farm to the big city, so I hit the gym early today.This was week 2 of my current program. I did bench and deadlift to cut down on the number of times I need to go to an actual gym. I can do the assistance stuff at home.1A) Long Jump1B) Trap Bar DL2A) Hang Clean2B) Bench3A) RDL 3B) OH SquatIt's great to have your coach
  • #1 Hollywood Body Exercise

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    According to one of those celebrity gossip magazines (Bally the Dog has a subscription, I swear!), "In less than five months, Jessica Alba has gone from pregnant to bikini-clad" thanks to one exercise.   Alba's mean ol' trainer makes her do this exercise almost every workout. And mean ol' CB likes it too. In fact, I used it yesterday morning while training one of my "guinea pig lab rat"
  • 1000 rep challenge in under 30 minutes or it is free

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    This a small gamble, but I won. Again.After all, we live by this Kekich Credo, right?" Half-hearted efforts = half-hearted results. Do more than is expected of you. Life's easy when you live it the hard way…and hard if you try to live it the easy way." – Kekich Credo #4My Gamble was the 30-Minute 1000 rep challenge. I wanted a tough circuit for some reason today, even though I'm deadlifting
  • 4x's more fat loss for people over 30

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    Do you ever feel like you're too busy to look and feel amazing?   That your work and family responsibilities are keeping you from ever feeling young, sexy and energetic again?   If so, then I promise you're NOT alone.   As we get older, life gets more...complicated.   And over time, that number on the scale keeps creeping up and we start feeling older.    But it doesn't have to
 
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    Swim Bike Run Live

  • Setting Triathlon Goals – Racing Happy

    jamiebull
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    At the beginning of each triathlon season, most triathletes sit down and plan their races based on their goals. Some goals are event based – “I want to qualify for X championship race.” Some goals are time/distance based – “I want to do a sub 5 hour 70.3.” Others are competition based – “I want to finish on the podium, or at least beat my brother who won’t quit bragging about the last race where he bested me.” While I’ve built previous seasons around each of those different types of goals, this year is different for me. This year my goals are “happiness…
  • Introducing #TrainerBingo

    jamiebull
    15 Jan 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Now is the time of year that triathletes come out of their off season hibernation, focus on building their foundation for race season and try to shed a few lbs from all the Christmas cookies that they ate. In the northern part of the country, that also means lots of runs on snowy trails, masters swimming sessions and most importantly, long boring sessions on the trainer. Which leads me to the point of this post: What is the point of being  a nerdy, triathlon-obsessed social media geek if you can’t make fun of yourself? What do many triathletes do on the trainer? Tweet with other…
  • My One Regret About My 2013 Triathlon Season

    jamiebull
    1 Dec 2013 | 6:45 pm
    My “comeback” to triathlon this year was emotional and I am grateful for being able to toe the line, but there was one thing that I wish I could have changed. My one race wasn’t with my my Rev3 family. Go ahead and ignore everything I’m about to say if you want because Rev3 sponsors me and I’ve never had to pay to do any of their races, but know this. My triathlon team was the third group of people that I made sure knew about my accident right after my own family and close group of friends. They are legit “family” in my books. I don’t know of any other triathlon teams have…
  • Readjusting Priorities

    jamiebull
    21 Nov 2013 | 6:02 pm
    My relationship with the triathlon world has been all over the place this year. When I was at my worst, I completely disconnected myself. I stopped reading triathlon blogs, avoided Twitter all together and stopped thinking about anything fitness related. The last thing I wanted to see was someone complaining about missing their marathon goal when I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to run a single step without crippling back pain. As my back healed, I eventually came out of hiding and quit being so grumpy, irritable and was actually open to hearing about and celebrating my friend’s…
  • What I Wish People Knew About My Broken Back

    jamiebull
    14 Oct 2013 | 11:28 am
    Over the last eight months, a lot of people have asked me questions about my back, how I’m healing and when I’ll return to racing. Most of the time, the questions don’t really get at the heart of what I went through. For example, people would ask about my run training, when I really wanted to tell them about how proud I was for being strong enough to rake up a few leaves on my front yard – even if it completely wiped me out and I had to take a 2 hour nap after. I’m not normally comfortable talking about myself at length without someone giving me a good reason, so I feel like…
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • The Problem I Have With ‘The Pornographication Of Fitness’

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today I have one of those post where it was hard to hit the publish button. I was/am hesitant to share my thoughts, however clearly, I took a breath, held it and hit the Publish button after all. I think this is my first RANT post ever… I think. Perhaps you’ve seen this article floating around the blogosphere… The Pornographication Of Fitness Needs To Stop It was published just a week ago on Huffington Post and as of yesterday it has received over 100,000 Facebook shares. The Unachievable Body It’s a great piece, and to be honest deserves those likes. If you’re a long time…
  • The 10 Day 5 Workout Ultimate Fitness Challenge

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Unfortunately, I am still out of commission. My back is definitely feeling better, but I am taking this very seriously and making sure to give my body time to heal. I would much rather take one week off from working out to avoid a more serious issue where I’ll be stuck on steroids (I hate steroids) and out of the fitness thing for multiple weeks. I’m thinking 1 more day of rest, heat, and anti-inflammatories will be just what the doctor ordered! Perhaps some light movement and stretching tomorrow. Since I’m stuck on my couch with my heating pad, I want to make sure you’re working out…
  • 10 Signs You Deserve Your Fitness Badass Card

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Up until yesterday morning, I’ve been feeling like a fitness badass. I’m not saying this to toot my own horn, but I’ve been putting in the hard work and see results with my workouts. I’ve been pushing myself, gaining confidence to try new things, and really feeling like I own my body… not just my workouts. It’s a great feeling… so I gave myself this: And I gave myself a fist pump and decided I would continue to push harder. Can you see the storm clouds on the horizon? You can almost smell the torrential downpour that’s about to happen. But like I mentioned, that was…
  • An Important PSA: Your Body On Lazy

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hey friends, how’s your Monday kicking off? I thought we could start the week off with a little PSA, whatcha say? Remember this one… Even if you weren’t around during the 80s, you’ve heard of this classic. It’s almost as memorable as… “I’m Fallin’ And I Can’t Get Up!” …which isn’t a public service announcement. Watching it now though, I don’t find it as funny as I did when I was a youngster. Youth. Anyways… Today’s public service announcement is YOUR BODY ON LAZY! I Used To Workout, Now I Don’t Have you ever fallen victim to exercise burnout? Or…
  • Scenes From Girls Night In Italy {Cooking Class}

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here’s something you might not know about me… I love throwing a good (no GREAT) dinner party. I would much rather cook for my friends and serve free-flowing glasses of delicious wine than go out to a restaurant. From our annual holiday dinner party! The intimacy, the love that goes into prepping and cooking, and the relaxed aura of friends sitting, talking about life, laughing freely and not having to worry about paying a check or getting up to make room for the next party… …Well that makes the hours spent in the kitchen worth it. Aside from the actual cooking part, I also…
 
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    James Clear

  • What Are You Measuring In Your Life?

    James Clear
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Imagine this… Someone walks into the gym, warms up, does a little bit of this exercise, does a little bit of that exercise, bounces around to a few machines, maybe hops on the treadmill, finishes their workout, and leaves the gym. This isn’t a critique of their workout. In fact, it’s quite possible that they got a nice workout in. So, what is notable about this situation? They didn’t measure anything. They didn’t track their workout. They didn’t count reps or weight or time or speed or any other metric. And so, they have no basis for knowing if they are…
  • How to Solve Big Problems: Lessons Learned From Cancer Scientists

    James Clear
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:46 pm
    In late November of 1991, a three-year-old girl was diagnosed with leukemia. There was a 30 percent chance she would die. In the coming months, she would receive a long list of chemotherapy drugs: 6MP, asparaginase, methotrexate, prednisone, and vincrinstine. The miracle was not only that these drugs could potentially cure her, but that they existed at all. In his fantastic book, The Emperor of All Maladies, author and physician Sid Mukherjee explains the history of cancer and how brilliant physicians and scientists finally began to discover cures for the disease. You see, for many years,…
  • How to Build Expertise, Talent, and Skill: Lessons From Peyton Manning

    James Clear
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:11 pm
    It was the first game of the season and Peyton Manning, one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League, already had a chance to set another NFL record. Late in the fourth quarter, with the ball on his own 22-yard-line, Manning stepped up to the line of scrimmage and surveyed the defense. Just before snapping the ball, he noticed something. The Baltimore Ravens defenders were moving around in front of Manning, preparing for the play, but something didn’t feel right. After the game, Manning would simply say that he “saw something.” [1, 2]…
  • How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide

    James Clear
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. [1] Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick. Even more detailed information is available in my free guide,…
  • The Photographer Nobody Knew: Lessons on Sharing Your Gifts With the World

    James Clear
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:34 pm
    It was 2007 and John Maloof was working on a book about Chicago’s northwest neighborhoods. On this particular day, he was hoping to find a few pictures from the 1960s that he could use in the book. What he ended up finding was far more interesting. After purchasing boxes full of negatives from a local auction house, Maloof began developing some of the images. When they finished processing, he was stunned. They were incredible. And there were tons of them. More than 30,000 in these boxes alone. Whoever had taken these pictures was surely one of the most prolific and talented American…
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    Quick Weight Loss Principles

  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Supplement Articles

    29 Jun 2014 | 12:11 am
    Here are my supplement articles in the area of weight loss. There is no doubt about it, supplements can make a difference by helping your body burn fat faster.
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  • Praise For Good Etiquette

    kennethwee_
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:15 am
    If you want to impress your guests over tea, at a teahouse or boardroom, you’d be curious to know if there’s a proper way to serve tea.read more
  • Run, don’t walk!

    Kelvtan
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    I felt a real pang of sadness at the beginning of this year, when I had learnt about the deaths of two security guards in a fire at Marina Bay Suites, but that sadness turned into frustration when a recent coroner’s inquiry reported by The Straits Times revealed that the duo had believed that it was a false alarm, which had led to them being overcome by the smoke and flames.   read more
  • Wax on, wax off

    Kelvtan
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:32 pm
    It’s been a wild and wacky World Cup in Brazil, with supposed-minnows taking on top teams and coming up tops.   Results like these tend to take out many punters, and sadly I was one of them- though the pain wasn’t felt in my pockets though.   read more
  • Finally, a Field of Dreams

    kyleung
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:02 am
    I was a very tanned 14-year-old, hair horrendously centre-parted, and my schoolmates and I were heckling supporters from rival schools. Never mind that it was a scorching hot day at the old National Stadium and I was sweating through my uniform: the company was good and the atmosphere at the National Schools B-division track-and-field final was excellent in a rowdy schoolboy kind-of-way. read more
  • Cannot say cannot

    Kelvtan
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:53 pm
    I had an interesting “conversation” with my wife in the car this morning- whilst driving her to work, she was lamenting on how she cannot multi-task, despite the common adage that men are better at singular tasks, whilst the fairer sex are the multi-taskers.  read more
 
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    FitnessOver50.org

  • Benefits of Using Knee Sleeves

    Steve
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    If you are experiencing knee pain while working out then using rogue knee sleeves might help you in your quest to work out without experiencing any pain. Working out is an important part of many people’s day and having pain get in the way of a good workout is not a good thing. One doesn’t want to stop working out just because they are experiencing a bit of pain, but no one wants to work out while in pain. Working out is not only a fun activity to engage in, but it is also important to a persons health to continue to work out. But doing so while in pain can be nearly impossible,…
  • Five Easy Steps To Maintaining A Healthy Heart

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 12:18 pm
    Your heart is an amazing organ. It beats over 2.5 billion times during the average lifetime. However, sedentary living, stress and poor eating habits can take a toll on your heart’s health. That is why more people die from heart disease than any other health condition. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to keep your heart healthy. Below are some tips for keeping your heart healthy: Watch What You Eat The food that you eat could have a positive or negative effect on your heart’s health. A diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables will help keep your heart…
  • 5 Ways to Take a Moment in Your Hectic Schedule to Relax

    Dusty
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:45 am
    The modern way of life is often hectic, so for your own sanity, it is important to find ways of decompressing throughout the day. Just a few minutes of relaxation here and there can do wonders for your overall outlook. Here are five ways that you can relax when the world seems to be closing in around you.   Take a Power Nap   This isn’t that easy to do in some circumstances, but if you have some degree of control over your work environment, you should try to schedule just a short nap at some point in your day. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, you can actually…
  • Three Ways to Relieve Back Pain

    Steve
    5 Nov 2013 | 6:07 am
    If you have ever suffered from back pain, you know that it is excruciating. No matter how you sit or lay down, any movement will send jolts of pain that radiates across the muscles and bones. Many people turn to painkillers and medications to mask the pain, but there are alternative methods to relieve back pain and get the mobility and flexibility returned. Stretching is a good way to relieve back pain. Slowly bend down and touch your toes and hold that position for ten breaths. This will loosen up the muscles and allow them to resettle back into their normal position. It works better if you…
  • Am I an Alcoholic?

    Steve
    30 Aug 2013 | 2:58 am
    Dealing with addiction is a difficult game to play. When you become addicted to a substance, you allow that substance to take over your life. You are no longer free to make your own choices, as your addiction comes to control how you think, where you go, who you choose to talk to. Falling victim to your addiction is a dangerous thing to do. If you or someone you know has shown evidence of substance abuse, there is help out there for you. Through rehabilitation programs and lots of hard work, you can get back on your feet in no time through residential treatment services provided by…
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  • 6 Weight Loss Myths That Misguide You

    shubhananda
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    Usually, we believe what we want to believe. That’s why we sometimes are a few logics away from truth, mistaking myths to be facts. With obesity becoming a serious issue, it’s that wake-up time for all of us to be aware of what’s myth and what’s fact, when it comes to the common and popular...Read More
  • 11 Ways To Lose Weight Without Spending Much Money

    Swati Kapoor
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    To be fit and healthy is everybody’s goal in today’s life of hectic hurry and fast business.We spend a lot of money on our fitness efforts, either buying gym instruments or buying the expensive weight loss pills that are widely advertised.But, have you ever thought that you can lose weight in simple and healthy manner...Read More
  • Is Your Sodium Intake Aging You Faster?

    Sakshi Dusat
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:05 am
    The bodies of different people age at different rates. The exact biological reasons for the rate of aging are not known as yet, but there are many theories behind it. If you indulge in processed, salty foods and/or high sugar foods and are also overweight, then you are at a serious risk of aging faster....Read More
  • Ways to stop emotional eating

    Bhawna Gupta
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:26 am
    Many people tend to eat according to the state of their emotions. For example, if they are happy they will eat their favourite pizzas or burgers and if they are sad they will eat ice-cream or chocolate to lift their mood. Eating triggered by emotion and not hunger is often called emotional eating that can...Read More
  • What is quinoa and what are its health benefits?

    Sakshi Dusat
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Have you ever wondered whether the cereal you are consuming at breakfast is high on nutrition or not?  Well, quinoa (pronounced as keen-waah) is a healthy breakfast option that includes all the nutrients found in a healthy cereal and more. Quinoa is a seed native to the Andes mountains in South America and used to...Read More
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  • Exercises for better eyesight

    Gautam
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    In the time it will take you to read this page (five minutes, we anticipate, for the slow reader), you would have blinked 60 times. Of all the muscles present in your body, those that control your eyes are the most hardworking.Yet, when was the last time you exercised your eyes?Nahur resident Rajesh Arjun Chavan, 38, spends 10 minutes every day doing just that. The marketing professional was diagnosed with macular degeneration, a condition that results in steady loss of vision in the centre of the visual field due to damage to the retina, in both eyes. By the time he was eight years old, his…
  • 2 min of exercise helps elderly stay healthy

    Gautam
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    It doesn’t require seven days a week exercise that the current Government guidelines promote. People should do muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week that work all major muscle groups such as legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms, the Daily Expressreported. Experts found that a quick blast of activity staves off the ravages of time and makes for a fit and healthy old age by cutting blood pressure and improving performance in everyday tasks. Dr John Babraj from Abertay University in Dundee, said that as long as people put their maximal effort, whatever…
  • When not to exercise

    Gautam
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    There are certain times when you shouldn’t be exercising at all, when you can safely stop training and don’t have to blame yourself for being lazyWe are so busy trying to keep fit these days that we overlook the times when it’s essential to stop training. Look through these specific times when it is okay to make an excuse to not step into the gym or park.When you’re unwellEven if you have a common cold, refrain from exercising when you are physically unwell. Your immune system is weaker during a prolonged illness and a workout will only strain it further. Exercising in…
  • 7 super ways you won’t have breast cancer

    Gautam
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    In the last 25 years, the incidence of breast cancer among Indian women has risen.According to information available on the Tata Memorial Hospital’s website worldwide, breast cancer is the most common of all cancers and is the leading cause of cancer deaths. In fact, a recent study of breast cancer risk in India revealed that one in 28 women develops breast cancer during her lifetime. This is higher in urban areas (one in 22) compared to rural areas, where the risk is lower at one in 60 women.But there is no single cause, says Lester Barr, breast cancer surgeon and chairman of the…
  • 11 crucial minerals for your body

    Gautam
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Together, minerals make up a mere four per cent of your body, but their role in its effective functioning is crucial. Girgaum based family physician, Dr Krishnakant Dhebri sees five patients with mineral deficiency every day (vegetarians are worse hit) defines essential minerals as “keystones to our health”. It’s a fitting label considering they help carry out crucial functions, and a deficiency leads to worrying symptoms. “A poor diet is often the key reason for mineral deficiency,” says Dhebri, adding, “Commonly, patients are found deficient in iron,…
 
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  • Great Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

    Jenn
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. Great Travel Photography Tips I am still working on improving my photography skills without taking a formal class. I’ve been doing some research on tips for taking great travel photography. When my family travels, I often depend on my smart phone to always be with me. My husband tends to carry the fancy SLR camera, but I am getting better at using it too. Here are some of the photography tips I’ve found and am working on: Get up Early To capture most kinds of subjects in the best light is in the morning. While other tourists are still…
  • Support Every Mother Counts with Stella & Dot

    Jenn
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    This is a sponsored post from my friend Heather to help a great cause.  Support Every Mother Counts with Stella & Dot As a Stylist with Stella & Dot over the last four years, I have been privileged to be a part of the company’s efforts to give back through our Stella & Dot Foundation. In the past we have supported organizations like Girls Incorporated & Build On through the sales of our special Foundation bracelets. Just last week I was in Florida for our national sales conference “Hoopla” where they announced a new collaboration with Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit…
  • Reebok Yoga with Tara Stiles: A Fresh Approach

    Jenn
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Reebok Yoga with Tara Stiles: A Fresh Approach The Reebok Yoga collection brings a fresh approach to yoga. It is a collaboration that brings together the quality of Reebok apparel and the design of Tara Stiles—both changing the game in the yoga world. Unparalleled athletic gear meets pioneer of a movement. The Reebok Yoga collection is a line of stylish yoga apparel designed to stay put no matter the pose, stick around as long as your yoga mat, and comfortable enough to make…
  • 11 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Women

    Jenn
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    11 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Women Skin sagging can happen due to a number of reasons like weight loss, genetic disposition or just natural aging. The sagging of skin is a natural phenomenon and is irreversible. Whatever might be the reason, the effect can be reduced or delayed. The following are a list of natural skin tightening tips. 1. Drink 8-10 glasses of water: Water helps in flushing out toxins and hydrates the skin. As the level of hydration increases, the skin tightens up on the face and neck. The moisture level goes up and makes the skin more supple, and firm. 2. A daily…
  • Use Yoga to Help Heal Running Injuries

    Jenn
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Using Yoga to Aid in Healing Running Injuries Picture this: A year long wait for a cross country race. A yearlong practice for a shining medal. You’re only a week away from your final performance. It’s Friday. All fit and hearty, you drive out to spend the evening with your friends when it happens. Trying to save the little dog, you bump your car into the tree and fracture your leg. Damn the dog! He is okay, while you are advised a bed rest for at least a month. Injuries often come unexpected, but some are common to athletes, and hence, can be prevented with some precaution. I’m…
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  • The Smooth 9.65LC Treadmill Makes the Top 10 List

    Smooth Fitness
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Smooth Fitness goes to amazing lengths to stand behind its products, and the company’s 9.65LC treadmill is particularly worthy of its praise and its outstanding warranty. Despite some stiff competition from other machines with powerful motors and ultra-modern features, the 9.65LC is undoubtedly one of the best treadmills on the market, deserving of an impressive [...]
  • Best Place To Buy Fitness Equipment

    Smooth Fitness
    23 May 2014 | 11:00 am
    When you are looking for the best place to buy fitness equipment, you want to consider online and local retailers. Whether you are in the market for cardio machines, cross training equipment or something else, you want a good price. Building a home gym can be a little expensive, but it can provide you with [...]
  • The Best Home Fitness Equipment On The Market

    Smooth Fitness
    19 May 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s important to know about the best home fitness equipment that’s available in today’s day and age. When you want to work out, you should be able to locate equipment that is well-built and helps to achieve all of the fitness goals that you have. Learning about the equipment can help to make decisions a [...]
  • Top Rated Home Fitness Equipment

    Smooth Fitness
    16 May 2014 | 11:00 am
    Top rated home fitness equipment is manufactured with the highest quality materials which is why fitness equipment for the home can be expensive, but it’s an investment that’s designed to last for years and years. When you purchase high quality equipment, you can count on it working for a solid 10 years or longer with [...]
  • Extreme Weight Loss Tips

    Smooth Fitness
    13 May 2014 | 10:51 am
    Losing weight is an endless battle for some people, but it doesn’t have to be. The process is by no means easy, but if you aren’t seeing progress, it’s time to change up your approach. If the current methods aren’t working, try something new: a new diet or a new workout routine. For change to [...]
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  • 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?
  • Gambling On The Sunset

    Kate Galliett
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Sunsets with Tommy were my favorite days of summer. Closing up the beach, picking up trash, watching over the last few kiddos desperate to hang on to their beach time for just a little longer. While mid-day lifeguard shifts featured up to 12 guards & 2 managers working the beach, closing shift was made up of just a few of us lifeguards and 1 guard manager. Tommy was the best guard manager. And closing with Tommy was the best shift to get, if you had to get closing shift. I loved those shifts more than anything. Us lifeguards, we ranged in age from 15 to 21 and Tommy treated us like we…
  • This Is How You Train For “Stability”

    Kate Galliett
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Saturday morning. Wrapped up my prep on this post for publication the following week. Saturday afternoon, a picture crossed one of my social media feeds & made me realize my entire angle on this post was wrong. Originally, I felt like I was beating a dead horse with this post. I had written it 2 months ago as a post for another site but they ended up not using it. So at the time of writing it, I only had Eric Cressey’s old article to link to – that article was the 1st, to my knowledge, to include data proving that unstable surface training was negatively affecting athletes.
  • One Massive Mistake Endurance Athletes Make

    Kate Galliett
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:52 am
    Your body is always paying attention to any stimulus you give it, and responding with effects aligned with those stimuli. As you increase your cardiovascular endurance training workouts in preparation for your Ironman triathlon, your body responds by increasing lung capacity, increasing stroke volume of the heart, and along with many other adaptations, it even hardens the skin in the areas where your skin is making the most contact with things like shoes and shirts. If you get injured, and cannot train for a period of weeks, the body responds to your lack of cardiovascular endurance stimuli…
 
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  • 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…
  • Preparing for a Performance? Use these unconventional strategies to bewitch your audience

    Sukie
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:14 pm
    No matter how prepared you are for your performance, or if your audience is two people or two hundred (or two hundred thousand), it’s easy to succumb to nerves at the last minute. When the moment arises to step out on stage, the pressure is on. There are no do-overs, no backsies and certainly no time for mistakes. You’ve got to deliver, and you want it to be flawless. But nerves can get in the way of you communicating your message. The more nervous you are, the more likely you are to forget what you were supposed to say, miss a step or flat out freeze. Not to mention that feeling…
  • What If There Was Nothing You Needed to Escape From in Your Life?

    Sukie
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:02 am
    My mom was not a lackadaisical person when I was a little kid. She had opted to stay home with her two children, but that meant we didn’t have much in the way of extra money. Instead of pinching pennies by purchasing cheap, processed foods, she bought raw ingredients and made everything from scratch. That meant home baked honey whole wheat bread, bean soups that never saw the inside of a can and slow cooked meals that simmered for hours on the stove, wafting the scents of rosemary and tarragon through our house. When I was about three or four years old, she started teaching aerobics…
  • What’s the difference between fixing and changing your posture?

    Sukie
    2 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    I didn’t think I was much for video games, until some cruel individual introduced me to Civilization 5. Said individual shall remain unnamed. Basically, Civ 5 is about world domination. You play a great historical leader from any number of random countries around the world, and you start out at the beginning in 3000 B.C. with a single settler and one warrior <== read: guy with a rock tied to a stick. Over the next several thousand years, you build your civilization, creating wonders of the world, developing new technology and eventually coming into the modern era with airplanes and,…
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  • Use Your EliteFTS Bands Better

    Ryan Williams
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Over the past few decades, the use of elastic resistance bands for physical fitness training has become increasingly popular. Physical preparation coaches, rehab specialists, physical therapists, personal trainers, and athletes all use these tools for a multitude of purposes. In the powerlifting and strength training community, they are most commonly known for being used extensively by Westside for accommodating resistance and over-speed eccentric purposes. Within the world of physical therapy, they are used as a means of resistance to aid in the rehabilitation of various injuries. This video…
  • Fitness Fun at Walk for Wishes

    Sheena Leedham
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    As you’re aware of our efforts to support Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, we were delighted when Developmental Officer John Hykes messaged us with an idea. He wrote, “As part of our Walk For Wishes, we have a “Kids Fun Zone” for the wish kids. My thought is this: would you be interested in setting up some kind of kid’s fitness area? I don’t know what it would look like. It’s something that just came to me. You could come up with whatever activities you think would be good.” Walk for Wishes® is an annual event, 15 years and counting, that calls upon…
  • Scott Yard PRs at RPS PA State Meet

    Scott Yard
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    I hit two huge PRs last weekend at the RPS Pennsylvania State Meet. The meet was held in the freshly renovated AMVETS and only an hour away from my home. Because of this and the fact that I competed in the elite open raw class with only a belt, wrist wraps, and neoprene knee sleeves, it was a low-stress meet. I weighed in at 272 the day of the meet. This is consistent with where my weight has been for the past three meets. I felt strong going into the meet but it turned out even better than I expected. My prep was solid and I was relatively healthy outside of a mild hip issue. Here’s how…
  • Peak Performance Podcast with Brian Cain

    Mark Watts
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    If you go to a conference and take away a few things from each presentation that you attend, consider it a success. Most often when coaches attend conferences or clinics one of two positive outcomes happen: The presenter validates some of the same concepts or coaching philosophy the attending coach has developed over the years. The presenter provides an alternative point of view or an new way of teaching or progressing an already present methodology in the attending coach’s program. Both of these scenarios are positive and fairly common. Most often, the presentations aren’t life…
  • The Importance of Tracking Volume

    Gabriel Naspinski
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    We often hear people at meets or in the gym talking about having great training cycles or about personal records. However, when lifters make these comments, they are not always certain of what led to the increase, or they are unsure of what they did in training to hit certain numbers. While they may have certain ideas, they often don’t have a concrete look or data to back any of this up. This is problematic because it can lead to inconsistencies later on, as the next training cycle may not build on what was gained previously or fit the new level of performance the lifter has attained.
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    Ben Greenfield Fitness

  • #290: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Lucid Dreaming And More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    July 30, 2014 Podcast: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Can Eating Slow Increase Food Absorption, Lucid Dreaming Detox, and How To Use Infrared Therapy. Have a podcast question for Ben? Click the tab on the right, … Continued The post #290: Dizziness During Exercise, Combining Heat Acclimation And Cold Thermogenesis, Lucid Dreaming And More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The 3 P’s Of Being A Man, Getting Tough and Doing Hard Things.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Already twice this month, I’ve read a handy little free book for guys called Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century (ladies, just forward it to the dude in your life). It was written by Brett McKay, a guest on … Continued The post The 3 P’s Of Being A Man, Getting Tough and Doing Hard Things. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • The Crazy, True And Scary Facts About The Supplement Industry.

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    In every drugstore aisle in America, shoppers cast the classic pose: two products in hand, confusion on their faces as they attempt to decipher the advertising claims and safety labels. It’s an important decision, but it is so hard to … Continued The post The Crazy, True And Scary Facts About The Supplement Industry. appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • #289: Drinking Water For Fat Loss, 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy & Much More!

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Click here for the full written transcript of this podcast episode. July 23, 2014 Podcast: 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy, How To Defat Bone Broth, Is Powdered Peanut Butter Healthy, How To Maximize Performance … Continued The post #289: Drinking Water For Fat Loss, 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy & Much More! appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
  • Episode #289 – Full Transcript

    support@bengreenfieldfitness.com (Ben Greenfield)
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    Podcast #289 from http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/07/289-drinking-water-for-fat-loss-3-ways-to-keep-injuries-from-piling-up-is-deli-meat-health/ [0:00:00]  Introduction:           Episode #289 of Ben Greenfield Fitness: 3 Ways To Keep Injuries From Piling Up, Is Deli Meat Healthy, How To Defat Bone Broth, Is Powdered Peanut Butter Healthy, How To Maximize Performance in Fire … Continued The post Episode #289 – Full Transcript appeared first on Ben Greenfield Fitness.
 
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  • Positive Affirmations

    Jacques Laventure
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:51 am
    Affirmation Positive Affirmation Editors Notes: Motivational Monday! Jacques Laventure, Today we are going to talk about starting the day off with Positive Affirmation. I start my day by listening to Affirmations for 5 minutes. Like any thing we want to be good at it takes practice. Affirmation is primarily practice of positive thinking and self-empowerment. You want to start by formatting a statement that you want to repeat to yourself. Then use it to help you achieve success in anything. For it to be effective, it needs to be present tense, personal and specific. Positive Affirmation It…
  • Fitness Helpful Guide…

    Jacques Laventure
    27 May 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Editor’s Notes: Try these ideas for fitting more activity into your day—and for getting more out of your daily activities. 1. Choose activities you like. A lot of different things count as exercise: dancing, walking, gardening, yoga, cycling, playing basketball. To make it easier to get moving, choose whatever gets you moving. Also, choose an activity that fits your self-identity. Do you see yourself wearing attractive clothes and bicycling comfortably to work, or wearing workout gear at the gym? 2. Piece your workout together. You don’t need to get all your exercise at one time.
  • 9 Dos And Don’ts Of Working Out At The Gym

    Jacques Laventure
    27 May 2014 | 6:10 am
    Editor’s Notes: If you’re a new gym-goer, it can seem intimidating. Rest assured, it’s really not! But, if you need a little direction – or even if you’re a seasoned gym member – here are some very basic dos and don’ts of working out at the gym! 1. DO get creative with circuits. If you want to use the functional space to do a circuit alone or with some friends, go ahead! The gym staff loves seeing people train creativity. Just keep in mind how long you’ve been using the equipment in the circuit. 2. DON’T wear flip-flops. This shouldn’t require much explanation.
  • Sleep and Exercise

    Jacques Laventure
    26 May 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Editor’s Notes: Did you know that getting enough zzzzzzs may actually improve your exercise performance? If you regularly cut sleep short, you may want to reconsider this practice. Why is sleep so important for exercise, and what can you do to sleep longer and more deeply? Mike Bracko, EdD, FACSM, director of Dr. Bracko’s Fitness and of the Institute for Hockey Research, examines these questions. Why Sleep Helps During the night, we cycle through five stages of sleep. The stages include non–rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep (stages 1–4) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep (stage 5).
  • How To Stay Fit Happy and Healthy

    Jacques Laventure
    25 May 2014 | 9:46 am
    Editor’s Notes: If you’ve been listening to the news you already know about our national obesity levels rising by the day. It has never been more important to watch what you are eating and to get an adequate amount of exercise and sleep to keep yourself fit and healthy. Though it may feel like really hard work at first, once you adopt an exercise routine and start to change your sleep patterns, you’ll forget you ever did things differently. There are many effective and easy ways to stay fit and healthy without breaking the bank. Just think about it…maintaining your health now will…
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • 5 Proven Techniques to Beat Stress Eating

    Pamela Hernandez
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Are you a stress eater? Many of my clients are. They consciously know that long hours at work or conflict with their spouse drives them to indulge in comfort foods but they feel powerless to stop it. While every situation is different, there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of making sensible choices in times of high stress. I have some proven techniques that  help deal with stress and prevent stress eating. Take a tea break. I love tea. The simple act of stopping and doing something nice for ourselves can make us feel a so much better. We often reach for the bowl of ice…
  • Fitness Success Story: Meet Heather

    Pamela Hernandez
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    photos by Pamela Hernandez One of the things I love most about the BetterU program is seeing the major improvements in how the ladies look, feel and perform in only 12 weeks. Even in just 30 days of following The 4 Keys to Real Fitness consistently, they see significant changes in their bodies. Heather, one of this year’s BetterU participants, is a perfect example of that. She and her husband had started a fitness journey together last summer. She lost about 15 pounds over the summer but hit a plateau while he continued to see results. They were doing the same things but they were no…
  • Why It’s Okay to Say NO to Extreme Fitness

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The phrase “no pain no gain” has been around for a while but with “insane” workouts and fitspiration photos of ripped bodies it seems to have gone to a new level. When did the gold standard of a good workout become dropping with exhaustion or pain so bad you can’t bend your arms? I am not a bad ass. I don’t go into beast mode. I don’t believe puking should be a badge of workout honor. I am not ripped. I do not have a six-pack. I admire them but I also know what has to be sacrificed to obtain a chiseled mid section. I don’t want to do figure competitions and strut my stuff on…
  • What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112

    Brian Duncan
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question about what is the optimal workout week. In this video: Weight Training is Non-negotiable! Different types of cardio (steady-state and HIIT) and when you should be doing each. The post What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Farmers Market Finds for July 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Farmers Market Finds for July 2014 by Pamela Hernandez Where has the summer gone? Don’t let it pass you by without taking advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruits your local farmers market can provide! I feel like I’ve only been able to visit the farmers market a few times, certainly not as often as I have wanted to. When I have been able to visit, it’s always been in a rush. I always get there just before the close of the market or when I am trying to beat the rain. This past Saturday, however, I finally got to have a have slow stroll through the Farmers Market of the Ozarks. I…
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  • Focus T25 workout review

    Bojan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Focus T25 workout program is something that swept the advertisement space with the same intensity as its predecessors, the Insanity workout or P90X, did. It is a home workout program, put on DVD, with its aim to make you lose weight during the period of two months, while doing 25 minutes of exercise per day. In this review, judging by the results I’ve witnessed, I will try to cover why I think it is successful and why it works so well. Inspired by the massive Focus T25 review published on Lifestyle Updated. This is the guy that convinced me to dig into this program. It is based on the…
  • Fitness resources for losing weight

    Bojan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    For most people who start with fitness and try to lose weight, just going to the gym simply won’t suffice. For fitness includes a vast data of information, be that in terms of nutrition, exercise, an overall approach to a healthy lifestyle… And while some might be ok with listening to advice and doing what they’ve been told, others understand that being for life, fitness deserves more attention. So we start educating ourselves, learning mostly through trial and error. Such a process may prove to be an exercise in frustration, and the best way to avoid one error after another, is to tap…
 
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    Living Smart Girl

  • Crafting can be fun and easy with Instacraft

    Sheila Thomas
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Crafting can be fun and easy with Instacraft What is Instacraft you ask?   Well, it is a fun little book that is filled with super cute, surprisingly easy, fun crafts to make.   Doesn’t matter if you are a newbie crafter, or a veteran crafter, you will enjoy this book just the same.   Some of the things you can make using this book are ~ brick bookends, berry personalized stationary, faux french lockets, sweetheart sugar jars, traveling globes, takeout container lanterns, paint swatch key hooks, pantone placemats, time capsule terrariums, fond memories wrapping paper and so much…
  • 4 Great Family Activities that Build Relationships While Burning Fat

    Sheila Thomas
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Get Active: 4 Great Family Activities that Build Relationships While Burning Fat Most parents would agree that finding time to exercise is among their most difficult problems. Between shuttling children to and from school, social activities, sports, and then trying to find time to cook, do the shopping, run errands and eek out maybe just a teensy tiny bit of free time for yourself – exercise is often at the end of the priority list. It’s no wonder that more and more parents are overweight, unhealthy, and completely unhappy with their current situation. It’s a catch-22, as…
  • Seafood Lovers Collection #Foodie

    Sheila Thomas
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    Check out Seafood Lovers Collection by Sheila Cooper Thomas at Foodie.com   Seafood Lovers Collection #Foodie @FoodiebyGlam @Foodie My husband is a huge seafood lover and he is what inspired this Foodie collection.  I like some seafood, and dislike others.   A lot of it has to do with preparation.   I can’t eat cold shrimp, but love battered and deep fried, or grilled or pan fried shrimp.   Lobster, not a favorite of mine, but lobster bites that are battered and deep fried.. YUM! I found these recipes to be of interest to me, and things I plan to cook for my hubby and myself.
  • Natural Stews for your Dog

    Sheila Thomas
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Natural Stews for your Dog CARU is a new pet food company based in Vero Beach, Florida.  They offer healthy, natural stews made with real beef, chicken, turkey and pork.  The stews are grain free, antibiotic and hormone free and have carefully selected veggies and fruit.  Formulated without wheat, gluten, corn, soy, or animal by products and made in small batches and naturally preserved to lock in all the goodness, flavor, aroma and gravy of a homemade stew. My dog Marshall really enjoys these stews.   Since he is a 70# dog, it would take way to many of these stews to feed him daily, so…
  • Workout of the Week – July 27

    Sheila Thomas
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Workout of the Week – July 27 Do you need some help deciding what to do each week, to change things up a bit?   Every Sunday, I will post a week’s worth of exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.    If what I post isn’t enough, you can stack my weekly workouts, or use bits and pieces of each to make your own.    You can use weights, or no weights.  Up to you.   Work with what is comfortable to start with and increase as you go.  If your reps are to easy, up your weight.   You should hurt, and be struggling to get to the end of the workout each day. I use…
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • 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.
  • Staying in Your Own Lane

    RITTERSP
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In my latest article for USMS I talk about how racing others is fun and can be helpful, but not to let it consume your own goals.
 
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    Learn How to Build Muscle Blog

  • Know Your Muscles – The Lower Body

    admin
    26 Jul 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 lower body. This is where you’ll find the big, strong muscles that allow us to get around. The main muscles found below the waist are as follows: 1. Quadriceps femoris – this is a group of four muscles found at the front of the…
  • Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement – Tribulus

    admin
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Tribulus terrestris is a herb that comes from a plant found in Asia. It has been used in the past by many cultures for the treatment of liver, kidney and cardiovascular diseases. It has also been used as a diuretic and to treat infertility. In recent years strength athletes in eastern Europe are reputed to have used it to enhance performance. It is believed to enhance testosterone levels by encouraging the production of lutenizing hormone. Studies have shown that when lutenizing hormone levels are increased, the natural production of testosterone also increases. It is difficult to assess the…
  • Know Your Muscles – The Shoulders And Arms

    admin
    13 Jul 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 shoulders and arms. Shoulders and arms work together but they require significantly different exercises to make them bigger and stronger. The main muscles found in these areas are as follows: 1. Deltoid – this is comprised of three…
  • Joint Supplements Reviews

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    People of all ages and activity levels suffer from joint pain. Arthritis is the most common culprit, which can strike at any age. Athletes are another group that is particularly susceptible to joint pain and inflammation. Proper nutrition and exercise techniques can help alleviate many of the symptoms of joint pain. The most popular and effective joint supplements typically contain ingredients that can both promote stronger joints and joint repair, as well as help with pain and inflammation. It has been observed that 2/3 individuals are afflicted with joint pain in the US alone. This joint…
  • Know Your Muscle Building Exercises – The Legs

    admin
    28 Jun 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 leg exercises that…
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    Fitness Blog - Orlando Sentinel

  • Orlando Bike Rally, block party celebrate diversity

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
     
  • 15 cool Central Florida rivers to canoe, kayak

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:52 pm
    With just a few weeks remaining till most kids go back to school, time's getting short to get some outdoors exercise with them unhurried by worries about homework and tests. If you own a canoe or kayak or can rent or borrow one, why not try some of the area's lesser-known paddles, such as Blackwater Creek, the Palatlakaha River or the Little Wekiva River? Check out the photo gallery above for 15 cool paddles.
  • Women's Running Series offers Ladies Night on July 29

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Women's Running Series is doing a free fun run at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Orlando Fit2Run, with wine and cheese afterward, plus dessert and prizes. The event also will raffle off a free entry to the St. Pete Half Marathon and offer in-store 10 percent discounts on any purchase well as a $15 discount on the half marathon and $5 discount on the 5K, plus a free gift with registration. 
  • Orlando Sport and Social Club offers leagues galore

    19 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Coed sand volleyball. Flag football. Kickball. Soccer. Softball.
  • The Amazing Mind Race exercises body, brain

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Want to test your mental and physical skills? The Amazing Mind Race starts at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at Orlando's Wall Street Plaza. Teams of two to four will solve puzzles, face physical and social challenges, engage their social networks -- yes, smartphones are encouraged -- and race for prizes.
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    Girl Heroes

  • Kettlebells and Canada

    jennincat
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Hi there! I haven’t disappeared on the Alaska Highway. We are still making our way up to Alaska from Key West, FL. It’s kinda crazy traveling with an infant and keeping up with our big boys. This is going to be one memorable adventure. I can’t believe how much we’ve seen the last two months. Between caring for my family and all the traveling I haven’t had much time to write but I’m still documenting our journey at  Go RVing. Last week, I decided it was time to FINALLY pull out the kettlebells and pull-up bar. Thing 3 is 13 weeks old and I felt like my body…
  • Girl Hero Brandi

    jennincat
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Never forget you will go as far as you believe you can so make your goals big! – Brandi Brandi understands the challenge of overcoming bad habits and finding balance. A few years ago Brandi decided to make a healthy lifestyle change and is now a personal trainer training people out of her home.  She lives in Colorado with her husband and two kids, border collie (her running buddy!), and two scaredy cat kitties. She enjoys spending time with family and they have started spending more time traveling. They are looking forward to seeing more of the country. You can find her on Facebook at…
  • Girl Hero Danny-J

    jennincat
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Learning about how other women find balance and achieve their health goals inspires and motivates me and I can’t think of a better Girl Hero than Danny-J to relaunch the Girl Hero features!It’s always fun to connect with people who share common interests so when I learned that Danny from the Sweaty Betties was soon to be living on the road I had to know more. Currently, Danny lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband of seven years and they are “still wild about each other”. They have two pups Peanut the Lab and Baloo “The Most Interesting Dog in the World”.
  • Big News and Body Image

    jennincat
    6 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    So here’s our big news… We are going to ALASKA!!! We are not just going to Alaska we are making it an epic road trip of 6000 miles from Key West to Alaska. I’m so excited! Alaska has been on our dream list since we left but until now we’ve only talked about it. Honestly, driving the Alaskan highway seemed a little scary to me. I’ve heard it can be very remote at places. What if we run out of gas? What if we are in an accident and there isn’t reception? What if? What if? What if? But after seeing the 48 states we knew it was time to set those “what ifs” aside…
  • Life Lately – Finding a New “Normal” with Baby

    jennincat
    23 May 2014 | 9:27 am
    Hello from the Florida Keys! This is one of our favorite places to visit. It’s were I filmed my Florida kettlebell workout two years ago. I’m doing well and I have some very exciting news (at least I’m super excited!) that I’m going to share next week. There is a BIG adventure ahead but until then here is a little update on life lately. The last few weeks have been focused on finding our family’s new “normal”…well as normal as life on the road in an RV can be.  As those of you with kids know, having a new baby is a challenging but wonderful…
 
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    "Get Up and Get Moving"

  • Jill’s Fit Tip Tuesday~ Meal plan

    jillknapp
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Planning out your day of meals the night before can really help you stay on track… Do it!!  I don’t count calories as much as I log what I eat.  Meal planning and logging your food will help change the way you feel about food.  When you plan it out I look at it as what fuel do I need for my body this week.  Planning each day a week in advance.  If you can’t do that do it the day before.  It takes practice.  If you work pack your food for work.  Have healthy snacks on hand and really make sure your eating small amounts often. Here is a sample of what my day looks like…
  • Thursday’s Thought!!

    jillknapp
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Why don’t I feel well? The answer is simple: drink water!Water is pure liquid refreshment and accounts for a large percentage of what makes each of us “human.” The average 150 lb. adult body contains 40 to 50 quarts of water. Almost 2/3rds of our body weight is “water weight”: Blood is 83% water Muscles are 75% water The brain is 74% water Bone is 22% water The Fountain of Youth, Health, and Everything Else that’s Good- Water is necessary for your body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. It also detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries away waste from the body. And…
  • Jill Knapp’s Fit Tip Tuesday!!

    jillknapp
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    10 outstanding fit tips 1. Be physically active. 2. Eat protein at every meal. 3. Don’t keep treats in your home. Enjoy them away from home. 4. Drink Drink and Drink more water. 5. Eat 6 small meals a day instead of 3 big ones. 6. Be very choosy when eating a nighttime snack. 7. If stressed use a non-food alternative to cope. 8. Don’t eat after 8pm at night. 9. Eat foods that are in season 10. Find a exercise you enjoy and do it often.
  • Thursday’s Thought!

    jillknapp
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:35 am
    So Go Workout!
  • Thrusday’s Thought!!

    jillknapp
    22 May 2014 | 11:12 am
    With Summer here there are lot’s of BBQ’s.. Always bring a Veggie Platter so you will have a healthy option.
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • 5 Proven Techniques to Beat Stress Eating

    Pamela Hernandez
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    Are you a stress eater? Many of my clients are. They consciously know that long hours at work or conflict with their spouse drives them to indulge in comfort foods but they feel powerless to stop it. While every situation is different, there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of making sensible choices in times of high stress. I have some proven techniques that  help deal with stress and prevent stress eating. Take a tea break. I love tea. The simple act of stopping and doing something nice for ourselves can make us feel a so much better. We often reach for the bowl of ice…
  • Fitness Success Story: Meet Heather

    Pamela Hernandez
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    photos by Pamela Hernandez One of the things I love most about the BetterU program is seeing the major improvements in how the ladies look, feel and perform in only 12 weeks. Even in just 30 days of following The 4 Keys to Real Fitness consistently, they see significant changes in their bodies. Heather, one of this year’s BetterU participants, is a perfect example of that. She and her husband had started a fitness journey together last summer. She lost about 15 pounds over the summer but hit a plateau while he continued to see results. They were doing the same things but they were no…
  • Why It’s Okay to Say NO to Extreme Fitness

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    The phrase “no pain no gain” has been around for a while but with “insane” workouts and fitspiration photos of ripped bodies it seems to have gone to a new level. When did the gold standard of a good workout become dropping with exhaustion or pain so bad you can’t bend your arms? I am not a bad ass. I don’t go into beast mode. I don’t believe puking should be a badge of workout honor. I am not ripped. I do not have a six-pack. I admire them but I also know what has to be sacrificed to obtain a chiseled mid section. I don’t want to do figure competitions and strut my stuff on…
  • What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112

    Brian Duncan
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question about what is the optimal workout week. In this video: Weight Training is Non-negotiable! Different types of cardio (steady-state and HIIT) and when you should be doing each. The post What is the Optimal Workout Week Ep 112 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Farmers Market Finds for July 2014

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Farmers Market Finds for July 2014 by Pamela Hernandez Where has the summer gone? Don’t let it pass you by without taking advantage of the fresh vegetables and fruits your local farmers market can provide! I feel like I’ve only been able to visit the farmers market a few times, certainly not as often as I have wanted to. When I have been able to visit, it’s always been in a rush. I always get there just before the close of the market or when I am trying to beat the rain. This past Saturday, however, I finally got to have a have slow stroll through the Farmers Market of the Ozarks. I…
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    Comeback Momma

  • Great Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

    Jenn
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. Great Travel Photography Tips I am still working on improving my photography skills without taking a formal class. I’ve been doing some research on tips for taking great travel photography. When my family travels, I often depend on my smart phone to always be with me. My husband tends to carry the fancy SLR camera, but I am getting better at using it too. Here are some of the photography tips I’ve found and am working on: Get up Early To capture most kinds of subjects in the best light is in the morning. While other tourists are still…
  • Support Every Mother Counts with Stella & Dot

    Jenn
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:01 pm
    This is a sponsored post from my friend Heather to help a great cause.  Support Every Mother Counts with Stella & Dot As a Stylist with Stella & Dot over the last four years, I have been privileged to be a part of the company’s efforts to give back through our Stella & Dot Foundation. In the past we have supported organizations like Girls Incorporated & Build On through the sales of our special Foundation bracelets. Just last week I was in Florida for our national sales conference “Hoopla” where they announced a new collaboration with Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit…
  • Reebok Yoga with Tara Stiles: A Fresh Approach

    Jenn
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:43 pm
    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Reebok Yoga with Tara Stiles: A Fresh Approach The Reebok Yoga collection brings a fresh approach to yoga. It is a collaboration that brings together the quality of Reebok apparel and the design of Tara Stiles—both changing the game in the yoga world. Unparalleled athletic gear meets pioneer of a movement. The Reebok Yoga collection is a line of stylish yoga apparel designed to stay put no matter the pose, stick around as long as your yoga mat, and comfortable enough to make…
  • 11 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Women

    Jenn
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    11 Natural Skin Tightening Tips for Women Skin sagging can happen due to a number of reasons like weight loss, genetic disposition or just natural aging. The sagging of skin is a natural phenomenon and is irreversible. Whatever might be the reason, the effect can be reduced or delayed. The following are a list of natural skin tightening tips. 1. Drink 8-10 glasses of water: Water helps in flushing out toxins and hydrates the skin. As the level of hydration increases, the skin tightens up on the face and neck. The moisture level goes up and makes the skin more supple, and firm. 2. A daily…
  • Use Yoga to Help Heal Running Injuries

    Jenn
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Using Yoga to Aid in Healing Running Injuries Picture this: A year long wait for a cross country race. A yearlong practice for a shining medal. You’re only a week away from your final performance. It’s Friday. All fit and hearty, you drive out to spend the evening with your friends when it happens. Trying to save the little dog, you bump your car into the tree and fracture your leg. Damn the dog! He is okay, while you are advised a bed rest for at least a month. Injuries often come unexpected, but some are common to athletes, and hence, can be prevented with some precaution. I’m…
 
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    CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog » Dr. J will see you now

  • Gelesis100: The Latest Sponge-in-Your-Stomach Diet Pill

    CalorieLab
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Gelesis.com We seem to be surrounded by smart products in today’s world. Smart phones, smart water, smart boards, smart keys, and smart TVs. Now we have what its creator calls the smart diet pill. Researchers at Gelesis in Boston, have tested a pill called Gelesis100, formerly Attiva, for use as a weight loss aid. Attiva is a hydrogel-polymer that expands in water to a much greater volume. The theory is that it will fill the stomach and fool users into thinking that they are full. I had a frugal friend once tell me that he did the same thing with Rice Krispies. Additionally,…
  • The Lesson of ‘Doubly Labeled Water’: We Underestimate What We Eat and Overestimate Our Activity

    CalorieLab
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Preparting for a Doubly Labeled Water Test – (CC BY-NC 2.0) Michael Wyszomierski I’ve written in the past about how important it is to do the calorie math to control our weight, calories available versus calories used. Calorie availability refers to intake, uptake and distribution of calories, i.e., eating, and calorie use to activity level and the burning of calories. This way, you’re able to account for factors such as metabolic rate, the influence of disease, hormonal levels, drug usage, and the intensity and timing of exercise activity. But if there were a test for…
  • Dr. J on Medical Condition Terminology: Critical, Serious, Fair, Good, and Guarded

    CalorieLab
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Navy Medicine/Flickr INT. FOYER OF THE CHEZ J MANSION – LATE EVENING It was a hard day’s evening. I had been in the operating room from early morning and had just gotten home. The phone rang. “Dr J, I am a reporter from the Sun and you are the surgeon of record for the County Commissioner’s son. What is the patient’s condition?” I thought for a few moments. “Ah … guarded,” was my fatigued reply. “Guarded? What does that mean?” My mind said, “I’m not really sure, but I’ve heard that on the TV soap…
  • Researchers: Subtract 10 years of aging by avoiding smoking and other negative lifestyle behaviors

    CalorieLab
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Courtesy Preventative Medicine In a recent CalorieLab column, I wrote about the six healthy lifestyle behaviors that needed our compliance. Now a new study out of Switzerland confirms that not only will these actions add years to our lives, but it has produced a chart that predicts at what age we’ll die based on our lifestyle behaviors. Although the idea the a healthy lifestyle will delay aging, this new study is one of the first to demonstrate, as lead author Eva Martin-Diener puts it, that “[a] healthy lifestyle can help you stay ten years younger.” Smoking, junk food,…
  • Chinese researchers find lead connection to childhood behavior problems

    CalorieLab
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Ed Yourdon/Flickr During my pediatric rotation in medical school I learned about the dangers, especially to children, from lead poisoning. There are still many sources of lead in our environment, including older paint, exhaust fumes burning of coal and other fuels, batteries, solder, pipes, pottery, roofing materials, and cosmetics. As I was exposed to many of these while living in an old home on a narrow big city street I decided to ask one of my teachers about it in class one day: “Doctor, how long will it take for all the lead that I have absorbed from living here…
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    PerfectBodyRX.com

  • 17 Workout Finishers That Burn Fat Fast

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Summer is officially here and beach season is in full swing. The people who busted their asses all winter are now frolicking around the beach, flaunting their ripped abs, jacked arms, and tight glutes… …while the slackers are kicking it on the sidelines wishing they had the courage to take off their shirts and reveal something worth turning a head to look at. If you’re among the millions out there who fit into the second category, don’t worry it’s not too late. Developing a physique you can be proud of is a lifelong journey, and it takes time… …so if…
  • MMA Workout | Fighter Training to Build Explosive Power & Strength

    Jamin Thompson
    20 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you’re like me and grew up in the 80′s & 90′s there’s a good chance you were a big fan of superheroes and bodybuilders. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Frank Zane, Flex Wheeler, Shawn Ray… Superman, HULK, Bane, Wolverine, Colossus, Juggernaut, Duke Nukem… ….and of course we can’t forget about Doomsday (the crazy jacked mofo who killed Superman). Those dudes were badasses most kids back in the day all wanted to be like and look like… …but today is a new era. The rules of the game have changed. Most guys no…
  • Effort Over Everything

    Jamin Thompson
    13 May 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Ray Lewis: It Has Nothing To Do With Talent & Everything To Do With Effort The 2014 NFL Draft has come and gone…and a new class of young athletes are now living their dreams as pros. Of course (just like every year) the post-draft debates still rage, with self- proclaimed experts, critics, and trolls asking and wondering “how did this guy make it” or “how did that guy make it” (which by the way can really spark some really heated arguments on social media if you’ve never taken part in these things). You’ll have the nerds in the lab coats (do you…
  • The 1000 Pull-Up Workout | Bodyweight Armageddon WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Over the years I’ve tried and experimented with just about every exercise and training tool out there… …Dyno, Prowler, Tires, Sleds, Barbells, Dumbbells, Bodyweight, TRX, Kamagon Balls, Ropes, Rings, Sandbags, Stairs, Hills… …Sledgehammers, Kegs, Atlas Stones, Bodyweight, Bootleg Home Depot Creations…etc. The list goes on and on. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to push myself. New ways to get stronger. New ways to improve my conditioning. New ways to crush old PR’s. New ways to take it to the next level. New ways to kick more ass.
  • How To Become A Fitness Model (and get paid)

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

  • Liao Hui 200kg Clean & Jerk (365kg Total) at Chinese Test Event

    Gregor
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:13 am
    Meanwhile in China … The Chinese Weightlifting team ran a test event in their training center. And Liao Hui (69kg) did pretty good. How Good? He got the 200kg Clean & Jerk and a 365kg Total, ergo also a 165kg Snatch. Note: he did not make weight for this event (via). Just to put these numbers in perspective: 165kg Snatch equals Georgi Markov’s still standing World Record 200kg is 2kg above Liao’s own World Record (198kg C&J video here) 365kg is 7kg above the World Record Total of 358 kg (held by Liao Hui) If you can help with the translation of what he or his coach…
  • Quick Chat with Olga Zubova

    Gregor
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Meanwhile in Russia … Just like he did with Tatiana Kashirina, Rashid Itsaev from YouRaiseRussia, visited 20 year old Olga Zubova (75kg) in the St. Petersburg training camp and had a quick chat with her. Lucky for us, Anna van Bellinghen is also in the training camp right  now (you can see her in the video too). She was kind enough to take the time to translate the video for us. In addition I asked her to tell us about her experience training with the Russians. I am sure you will enjoy the information. Thanks Anna! Oh, and follow Olga on Instagram: @zubova.olga Video (Translation…
  • 2014 CrossFit Games Champions – Rich Froning & Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

    Gregor
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Meanwhile in California … Amazing performances all around. Rich Froning made his way back to the top and won his 4th Consecutive CrossFit Games Title. Check last year’s Games post here. And it’s been 4 years in the making, Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is 2014 CrossFit Games Champion! Rich’s and Camille’s Results After Each Event What was Your Favorite CF Games Event? What was Your Favorite Event and Why? Vote -> I think I have to vote for the Speed Clean Ladder. Even though I enjoyed the “pure” Crossfit events a lot as well. Hard to choose one. Overall I…
  • Behdad Salimi 250kg Clean & Jerk

    Gregor
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Meanwhile in Iran … Quick Update from Behdad Salimi. He and the Iranian team are back in Tehran after their training camp in Hungary (where they got a surprise visit from WADA btw). Here is is getting comfy on his home platform – 250kg Clean & Jerk. More Behdad: Watch his 260kg Clean & Jerk and his 232kg Power Clean & Jerk 225kg Deadlift + Power Clean + 2 Jerks Behdad Salimi 250kg Clean & Jerk is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Andrei Aramnau Interview July 2014

    Gregor
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Meanwhile in Belarus … Here is recent interview with Andrei Aramnau. Translation & Summary kindly provided by Vadim Pakhutkin. This was filmed at the training base in Staiki, Belarus. He mentioned some of his Training PRs: Back Squat: 310×3, thinks he can do 350 x1 Front Squat: 260×2 (two reps, although it wasnt very audible, could be mistaken) Snatched 210kg for two times (not sure what kind of reps he means though) from blocks, 205kg from the floor, strapped Jerk from Rack: 260 kg Push Press with Snatch grip Into Squat Position: 260 kg Clean Pulls: 260-270 at 3×3…
 
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  • Car Deadlifting at the Capalaba Strongman

    Scott Andrew Bird
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Car Deadlifting at the Capalaba Strongman. Photo courtesy Jamie Reimers.Via strength athlete Jamie Reimers : A dose of serious car deadlifting - a 1,600kg Lamborghini. Nice one. NB : We're currently putting together a calendar of fitness competitions around the world. If you'd like to add yours, drop us a line. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free.
  • Looking At : Jul 27, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    26 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Echo Point, Blue Mountains. During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Daily 'Paper' and so on. Here are a few of my favourites. 3D-Printed Titanium Bicycles : Strong, light and a whole lot cheaper. HIT for the Elderly : Would love to see more on this - fascinating area. Gene Editing and HIV : Very promising approach. Say Hello to the Mi Band : If money's tight and you'd still like a decent fitness tracker, take a look at the Mi Band. A 3D Printed Myoelectric Arm : Incredible in so many ways (particularly in what it means for prosthetics for…
  • Video for Gymchat 252 - Alpha Aesthetics (Personal Development In The 21st Century with Omar Atlas)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Thanks again to everyone who watched and joined in the discussion Gymchat 252 - Alpha Aesthetics (Personal Development In The 21st Century) [with Physique Coach Omar 'Bromar' Atlas and Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett] - much appreciated. If you haven't seen it yet (or simply want to go over a particular point again), here's the entire video. It was a great discussion. Josh and Omar discussed Omar's fitness background, rites of passage, the name 'Alpha Aesthetics', definition of 'Alpha', a focus on aesthetics vs strength, 'beer & bro' nights, political correctness, social…
  • Misses Are Just Warm-ups

    Scott Andrew Bird
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:05 am
    Excellent way of looking at it Jedd. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better condition overall. Absolutely free. straighttothebar.com/strengthkit
  • How They Got Started : Ray Hulm

    Ray Hulm
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Ray Hulm.I love hearing everyones' fitness backgrounds, it's always fascinating to hear how someone got started. Here's how Ray Hulm began his own training journey. Scott Hi Scott, Thanks for the newsletter. I thought that my training background might interest you. I trained as a teenager for a few years but like so many of us got sidetracked into other things (work as well as sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll) although I never lost interest and always intended to make a comeback. I eventually started training again in my mid thirties getting very involved in martial arts as well as weight…
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  • 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…
  • Slow-Carb Diet Tips: How To Plan Your Own Meals

    jason
    12 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    With this post, I might be shooting myself in the foot. But that’s OK, because my goal is really to get you the tools you need to see success. But before I get to the main topic for today, I want to share some feedback from the last post from a reader who works in a cafe. Jamie offers some extra prep tips that we’ll all be thankful for: “If you prepare garlic in larger amounts it will oxidize and go bitter, make sure to store it in EVOO or enough white white wine vinegar to cover it. The same thing applies to chopped or diced onions, moreso if they are chopped in a food…
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  • 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…
  • 5 Drinks That May Boost Metabolism

    michael
    22 Jun 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Metabolism Boosting Drinks The word metabolism often gets thrown around in the world of health and fitness creating much interest which often leads to the over hyped creation of many so called metabolism boosting drinks and foods. If somehow you are able to look past some of this hype and learn what may be true and what may not be, you may find some metabolism boosting drinks that may benefit you. In this article I am going to show you five possible metabolism boosting drinks and why in my opinion they may help you burn more calories each day. 1) Cold Water This metabolism boosting drink is…
  • The Importance Of Core Strengthening

    michael
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:08 am
    Why Core Strengthening Is A Must One of the most important part of having a healthy and fit body is understanding the importance of core strengthening. If you are someone who is slim then thinking you dont need to work your core is definitely wrong. Having a core that is strong is not all about having good abs as it also includes strong glutes and lower back. A fit individual has a core with muscle balance which means strong in the front and in the back. Reasons To Have A Strong Core. The muscles of the body work in synergy with the core so it is of the utmost importace that the foundation of…
  • 5 Core Bodyweight Exercises For A Stronger Core

    michael
    26 May 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Core Bodyweight Exercises A core that is well developed will give you good posture, protect you from getting injured , improve your balance, all which can be achieved with core bodyweight training. This article will give you five core bodyweight exercises for training your core. As with any exercise program, you should always consult your physician before starting. #1 Plank The plank will work your entire core even though it looks like a simple core bodyweight exercise. The instructions below will help you with how to do a plank. 1: Kneel down and put your forearms on the floor. 2. Bring your…
 
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  • There Are No Magic Meal Plans

    Kim
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:44 am
    One of the first things that trainers put for sale online was meal and training plans. You know give them 12 wingedwarrior13 weeks and they can change your body and ultimately your life. Was I that type of trainer, I sure was. Yes, I sell you a meal and training program.  In fact that’s what I did for a number of years, I was both an in person trainer and an online trainer that sold both meal plans and training programs. You told me your goal and I wrote you a meal plan and a workout plan.  Well for some folks the results were AMAZING! For other not so much. I had to figure out what…
  • How To Minimize The Midnight Munchies

    Kim
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    A growling stomach late at night is no fun.  It’s nearly impossible to get to sleep, or stay asleep, when we’re hungry.  We trudge to the fridge and grab the easiest, and often the least healthy, snack we can find to satisfy our cravings.  If this happens to you night after night, it can get old very quickly, and you may be ruining your diet in the process.  Is there any possible way to avoid these cravings and stick to a healthier plan?  Here are 4 ways! Regular Eating Schedule — This is extremely important if you want to break the cycle of late night snacking.  Plan…
  • It’s Marathon, Not A Sprint!

    Kim
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    “Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson When I first got into fitness, my coach/mentor would say this to me all the time. I would be like, I’m working my big ole butt off and results aren’t coming. What’s the deal!. I may have been a tad sassier, but you know you where I’m coming from. He would talk my journey — blah, blah. Guess what now that I’m a fitness professional I talk about the journey. Here’s why. I’m not hiker or mountain climber, but this is how…
  • Little Book Of Thin — Fabulous Fit Squad

    Kim
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:06 pm
    If you are someone who is looking for quick tips and tricks this book is it!! I really love the this books. Most of the tips and tricks are things I give my clients, but I also learned a few that I will be sharing with me clients as well. This is a great read and well worth your time.  Check out this episode!   Next month I’ll be reading 50 ways to soothe yourself without food. The post Little Book Of Thin — Fabulous Fit Squad appeared first on Fab Fit Squad. Related posts: No related posts.
  • Savage 7 2014

    Kim
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    The Savage 7 program comes with a 7 day program of  the gives you a listing of whole foods and detoxifying products, a cardio program, an at home training program, coaching and a 30 day menu to follow after the 7 days are over! We will keep you motivated and educated on how to make this a healthy lifestyle. This is not a quick fix weight loss solution. The idea behind The Savage 7 program is to help you jumpstart your body into living healthy and reducing your body’s dependence on processed foods, artificial flavors and sweeteners. What’s left is a diet rich in clean and unprocessed…
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  • Trouble Losing? Try This Crazy Strategy

    Suzanne Hiscock
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Dropping those unwanted pounds can be a frustrating when you’re not seeing any progress. When you don’t see a change when you step on the scale or a change in body fat percentage, or even a change in how your clothes fit, it’s enough to make you want to give up completely. You feel discouraged. You’re no longer motivated and start thinking, “Why bother?” Then you go back to the old habits that caused the weight gain in the first place, feeling like an utter failure. If this is how you’re feeling, there’s a crazy, counter-intuitive strategy I want you to…
  • Your Body by The Numbers – A Weight Loss Cheat Sheet

    Suzanne Hiscock
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:20 am
    There are so many numbers being thrown at you when it comes to losing weight, getting fit and eating healthy, it’s no wonder people just focus on the number on the scale. But that number on the scale doesn’t tell you everything. Focusing only on a weight loss goal can sometimes be unmotivating (if you don’t see the scale drop fast enough). It can also be misleading (if you’re gaining muscle, for example). And let’s face it, while we’d all love to look like fitness models, it’s just not realistic to set that as a goal. Not even fitness models look like…
  • 6 Things to Do in the Morning To Drop the Pounds

    Suzanne Hiscock
    13 May 2014 | 7:56 am
    Life can be hectic enough in the morning without have to worry about your weight loss goals. But preparing yourself for a new day with those goals in mind can set you up for success. Sure, in an ideal world, we’d all be super-organized and have every single meal planned out before we roll out of bed because we would have planned everything the evening before. I don’t know about you but my brain is fried by day’s end. I really am a morning person. Whether you’re a morning person or a night owl, here are five things you can do in the morning to help you lose weight: 1)…
  • Should You Be Doing High Intensity Exercise?

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

    Suzanne Hiscock
    17 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    Ah springtime. It’s time to not only shake off the boots and winter blues, but shake off all the bad food habits we accumulated over the past three months. We tend to eat more stews and “heavy: comfort foods during winter as the days grow cold and dark. If winter had you a bit stir crazy — and a few pounds heavier — it’s time to spring clean your diet. Here are my top six ways to take advantage of spring fever energy and make changes to help you drop the extra winter weight just in time for shorts season. *gulp* Drop a Starch or Two If you know me, you know I’m…
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  • 7 of the Best Ways to Build Muscle Fast

    Tony Schober, CPT
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    Looking to quickly add some muscle tone and definition? Here are 7 key components of exercise and nutrition you need to focus on for extraordinary results. Boost Your Intensity Levels Building muscle isn’t an easy thing to do. Simply going through the motions and feeling comfortable during your workouts isn’t going to cut it. To build muscle fast you must take your intensity levels up a notch. That means taking yourself out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to push yourself beyond your preconceived mental limitations. You’d be surprised at just how much weight you…
  • How Much Cardio Should You Do To Lose Weight?

    Tony Schober, CPT
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    There are a lot of misconceptions about cardio floating around the fitness community. There are people that recommend more than an hour a day of cardio to lose weight, and there are others who get extremely lean without ever doing a single minute of cardio. Then there are others who say you should exercise only in the fat-burning zone, while others say high-intensity cardio will shed fat like no other. Let’s end the confusion. Cardio is a Fat Loss Tool Cardio is a tool for creating a calorie deficit. That is a very important piece of information. It is just one way to create a calorie…
  • How to Boost Your Metabolism to Unbelievable Levels

    Tony Schober, CPT
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    No gimmicky spicy foods on this list, only proven and measurable ways to boost your metabolism. Incorporate every idea into your fitness lifestyle and you will realize the true potential of your metabolism. Reverse Dieting Just as the name implies, reverse dieting is basically dieting in reverse. Whereas when you diet you slowly cut your calories as your weight loss plateaus, reverse dieting does just the opposite – effectively raising your calories on a week to week basis so as to maximize your calorie intake. This takes patience and the ability to objectively measure your progress.
  • 10 Healthy Weight Loss Tips That Put Fad Dieters to Shame

    Tony Schober, CPT
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    Every year millions of people attempt to lose weight, but only a fraction of them will successfully lose weight and keep it off. The following 10 healthy weight loss tips will set you on the right path for sustainable weight loss. Make Small Changes It’s hard for some people to take things slow. They won’t start their weight loss program until they have everything perfect. Their diet has to be planned out, and their exercise routine is charted weeks in advance. Instead of overloading yourself with a bunch of changes at once, try to make just 1-2 small changes at a time until they…
  • The Science of Willing Yourself Healthy

    Tony Schober, CPT
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Today’s post comes from a good friend, Amy Clover of Strong Inside Out. Amy is the creator of the 30×30 Project, a tour of donation-based bootcamps that benefit suicide prevention charity. This year, she’s doing another tour which she calls “The 30×30 Project all grown up.” Amy believes, as do I, that strength is more than just how much weight you can lift. Let’s help Amy help others “unleash their strong,” no matter how dark things might seem. I encourage you to check out her campaign for The Strong Inside Out Tour here, and if it’s something you…
 
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  • 10 Exercise Full Upper Body Workout Routine

    Ryan Rhodes, M.D.
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    By Ryan Rhodes, MD I love body weight exercises. Pushups, pull-ups, wall squats, pikes, and dips; I love them all. Its so nice being able […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Ultimate Home Exercise Program for A Total Hip Replacement

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Designed by Nicole Sheldon and Joseph M. Keating, UQ-Ochsner Clinical School, Class of 2014 You are about to undergo hip surgery.  After your successful surgery, you […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simple 20-Minute High-Intensity Interval Training Run Workout

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    The benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) are unsurmountable. HIIT has been shown to improve subcutaneous fat burn (fat underneath the skin), aerobic and anaerobic […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • The Improved Nerd Fitness Academy: Literally Level Up Your Life

    Steve
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    DING! Do you hear that? That’s the sound of Nerd Fitness leveling up. And the sound of YOU leveling up. When I started Nerd Fitness 5.5 years ago, I created the tagline “Level up your life, every single day.” I wanted to encourage people to look at life like a game, and look at themselves as the main character. I wanted to gamify how we changed and grew in our lives. About four years ago, I created “professions” based on different methods of exercise and video game archetypes: Warrior - power lifting Ranger - cross training Scout - endurance training…
  • Growth Happens At Our Limits: Embrace it.

    Steve
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    We all search for inspiration. Sometimes we find it in a movie montage, other times in real life stories. And sometimes something awesome happens right in front of us that gives us a fresh perspective.  Here’s a story from Taylor, NF’s Chief Wordsmith: For about 6 months now I’ve seen a guy in a wheelchair come into my gym. He comes with a physical therapist, and does a variety of assisted rehabilitation exercises.  He usually uses low weight dumbbells or assistance bands. He can’t stand up, nor can he walk on his own, and it looks like he is rebuilding the…
  • Healthy Hacks for Staying Fit On the Road

    Steve
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas, Nevada! Over the past six months, I have not missed a workout despite spending time in quite a few different places: Nashville, TN Dallas, TX Austin, TX Atlanta, GA Miami, FL A floating music festival San Diego, CA Maui, HI Las Vegas, NV (three times!) Portland, OR Not only have I not missed a workout, but I’ve also managed to get in the best shape of my life over that time frame.  We receive emails every day from people who have the same problem: “Steve, when I’m at home I am great and can stay on track, but I travel a lot for work and…
  • Is Muscle Memory a Real Thing?

    Steve
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    I slid into home on a close play. It was a few weeks back during a recreational kickball game, and because I essentially slid with 100% effort (while wearing shorts and sneakers) trying to avoid getting pegged with the ball, I scraped up my legs, arm, stomach, and hand. All of my teammates starting laughing at me, saying “Steve, it’s just a kickball game! Why did you slide!?” As I looked at my bruised and battered body, I couldn’t help but laugh.  It just…happened, just like it has happened a few other times this season during minor plays. No matter how hard…
  • Crockpot Pulled Pork: 1 Pot, 5 Awesome Meals. (CAMP NERD FITNESS SALE ENDS FRIDAY!)

    Noel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    Hey guys!  Before we get into this post from NF Rebel Chef Noel, don’t forget that early bird pricing for Camp Nerd Fitness (with a newly updated site and schedule!) ends on Friday!   Hope to see you at the BIGGEST EVENT IN NF HISTORY!!! Take it away Noel! If there’s one thing I’ve come to love as I’ve learned to cook over the past few years, it’s being able to look forward to a mouth-watering meal. Few things match the anticipation of coming home to a meal ready and waiting for you in the slow cooker. In fact, it’s kinda like this. While bacon often…
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  • Smart Body Moves

    zentofitness
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    You’re a very busy person who finds it difficult to put aside a half- hour every day for working out. You’d love to find simple exercises you could conveniently fit into your daily schedule. Particularly welcome would be those that help to protect and strengthen your back, enhance the range of motion of your joints and muscles and provide your body with a maximum intake of oxygen for a minimum of effort. You need to look no farther. Here are three body moves that meet these criteria. [Read more]
  • Stress, Heart Health and Longevity

    zentofitness
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Stress is the nonspecific response by the body to any demand made upon it. Mechanisms within us attempt to help us regain balance. When life’s demands tax or exceed our adaptive resources, however, these mechanisms may not be adequate. [Read more]
  • Deadly Foods We Eat Everyday

    zentofitness
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:52 pm
    It is no secret that Americans have been getting fatter and lazier. That statement may come across as harsh and insensitive, but it is the plain and simple truth. A 2010 study by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) found that 33.8%, or one third, of American adults are obese. Even more heartbreaking is the fact that roughly 25 million children between the ages of two and 19 are obese. The foods we eat in America are literally killing us. Some of us are dying slowly from obesity and health issues related to being overweight, while others are dying from poor diets. [Read more]
  • What duh Heck is DAT? Mystery Foods Identified: Jicama

    Jamie Beeson
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    My 3 year old started saying “What duh heck?” at age 2. I know. Not funny and some would say that’s offensive. But, I have to admit, I giggled the first several times he said it. Coming out of a little boy’s mouth with a 2 year old lisp, it sounds pretty funny. Anyway, he doesn’t say it as often any more, but I’m hearing it more from my older kids these days. It mostly comes out of their mouths when staring at their dinner plates. [Read more]
  • I’m Causing a Break-up at My House

    Jamie Beeson
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    That’s it. It’s over. That relationship is no longer working for me and it’s only making my life miserable. It’s time for some time apart, some mutual distance and separation. It’s actually not my relationship, it’s my son’s relationship. It’s not with a girl, it’s with his I-POD. [Read more]
 
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  • 10 Things I’ve Learned About Camping and Hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Hit and Run 5K Coming to Denver – Get 20% Off

    Alex Juel
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Click to view slideshow. There’s a cool new 5K coming to the Denver area (Dick’s Sporting Goods Park actually) on August 16th, 2014 and the organizers contacted me to offer a 20% off discount code to my readers. If you’re bored of plain ol’ 5Ks, you’re gonna love the Hit and Run 5K. It’s a unique experience featuring mechanical obstacles, giant inflatables, dodge balls, foam craziness, water and much more. Check out the video at the bottom of this post to see what you’re in for. It’s a fun race designed for all ages, aged 10 and up. You can…
  • The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #153 – The Ethics of Smart Drugs, Quick Ways to Peel Potatoes and Shuck Corn, and a Paleo Pizza Crust

    Alex Juel
    12 Jul 2014 | 1:17 am
    It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted a a “best of” update, but not because I haven’t been reading anything. I’ve just been so busy on the weekends, which is when I normally post these updates. So this week I’m bringing you a bigger update than usual. Enjoy! Put down the smart drugs – cognitive enhancement is ethically risky business This article discusses the possibility of smart drugs, such as ritalin and modafinil, becoming so common that every one will need to use them just to get through school or to keep a job. I think it’s a great…
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  • How Good Is Your Bottled Water?

    evilcyber
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Bottled water costs premium. Mineral water even more. Now A German consumer watchdog tested mineral waters and found some unpleasant surprises.Queen Of Waters: Mineral WaterRemember that about two years ago I wrote that Aquafina and Dasani are nothing but tap water sold for a premium?Of course, those two are for water beginners anyway. They are for the people who jumped on the “water is healthy” bandwagon and still want a branded product.Those who know their water pay even more and go for the invigorating and virginal purity only found in water bubbling from a single spring:…
  • Old Exercises Rediscovered: Eugen Sandow Wrist Rotations

    evilcyber
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Another ticket for the time machine: here are Eugen Sandow’s wrist rotations, which the great man says do wonder for your forearms.Back To EugenDemonstrating Eugen’s exercises so you can do his original workout plan (see here) recently took a backseat in the topics I covered in my state-of-the-art video productions.So let’s get to it and check out another invention of his, the wrist rotation, which Eugen says trains the forearms and gives them mobility.But before we get to the video I have to explain an adaption I had to make. In Eugen’s day, weights looked a bit…
  • Caffeine Supps Take Another Life

    evilcyber
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    A couple of days ago we discussed how an 18 year old high school student died from overdosing on caffeine powder. Now we already have the next death.Caffeine, Once MoreAs much as I ended last week on a high note, the low this one starts.And it was only this month that I wrote about the death from caffeine overdose of an 18-year-old over in Ohio.Over in England, 25 year old mother of two Katie Goard was unhappy with her weight and popped some caffeine-based weight loss pills, sold to her as “fat metabolizers.”Minutes later she started feeling unwell, vomited and went to bed. When…
  • Have A Laugh: Funny Workout Fails You Haven’t Seen Before

    evilcyber
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    It’s Friday, so let me turn down serious and send you into the weekend with a smile. Here are funny workout videos that never got much viewership before.Gangnam Style RevisitedBut maybe it’s 80s breakdance. Or superglue on the barbell.It must be my limited imagination; there are things people do at gyms that I wouldn’t think possible.Click here to view the embedded video.Some Place To Be FlyingOne man’s fight against gravity. So far gravity wins.Click here to view the embedded video.The Tormented SoulCa. 1960s sandal movie: wreathing hero imprisoned in the evil…
  • The Easy Picture Guide To Handling Portion Sizes

    evilcyber
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:37 am
    With this graphical guide handling your portion sizes becomes easy and you won’t even need a scale.Portion Sizes, Then And NowOne cereal portion equals how many calories? Depends on whom you ask and even when you ask.NYC Health compiled a nice list of fast food portion sizes in 1980 and now, showing the huge differences in kcals you were getting 34 years ago and when ordering the same food today.It boggles the mind how much bigger and heftier in calories everything got:Food or beverageIn 1980TodayTurkey sandwich320 calories820 caloriesFrench fries210 calories610 caloriesBagel140…
 
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  • 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…
  • Rapid Fat Loss Workout Part 1

    Chad
    8 May 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Many times the simplest things life work the best. We have all heard of the K.I.S.S. method. Keep it simple silly. This also works when we are interested in rapid fat burning for weight loss. The four minute rapid fat loss workout formula It is a simple equation. 20 seconds +10 seconds x 8 = 4 minutes. This simple equation can get you on the road to a rapid fat loss workout that increases cardiovascular endurance and makes you stronger. This is called Tabata training. It is named after a Japanese researcher looking for a new way to train athletes to increase their strength and endurance. It…
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  • Summer Parenting Challenges

    Stephy
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:39 am
    One of the challenges of this summer has been my 12 year old daughter is home during the day. She really wasn’t into attending camp this summer – so other than a few weeks where there were specialized camps, she is home. Which means she has to figure out a way to keep herself occupied and out of my hair.  She seems to be glued to her tablet and/or the TV for most of the day, which annoys me to no end.  I challenged her to read at least one book a week this summer but she doesn’t seem to be really digging that idea.  I ran across this post with some tips to help us parents…
  • Rest and Recovery are Not the Same

    Stephy
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    To follow up on yesterday’s seasons of change post, I found a post that capture the essence of what I was talking about: Change of Season. The last line “Commit to the process then release your attachment to the outcome….” really says it all doesn’t it? I want you to take some time to read this: Are You Recovering, Or Are You Just Resting? My friend Madeline shared it along with this comment: “Merely taking a day or two off from exercise when you’re feeling overtrained (or All Banged Up) is, to put it bluntly, the slacker’s version of “recovery.” One of…
  • Summer: A Season of Abundance

    Stephy
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Today’s Yoga theme was about the meanings of the different seasons, specifically Summer. Summer meaning abundance – it’s the time when things come to fruition. Flowers bloom, goals come together – but not everything is ready. Keep in mind that fruit takes a while to ripen. But it’s the time to appreciate all you have in your life. Appreciate and Recognize the abundance that greets you day in and day out.  In keeping the theme coming to fruition, after almost a year of being transitioned and finally laid off from my previous job, I have accepted a new opportunity…
  • CrossFit Games 2014: And The Winners Are…

    Stephy
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Did you happen to watch the CrossFit Games this past week? What an awesome display of athleticism and community. It makes me feel like working out harder and it also makes me feel like I am way out of shape. HA! Someone posed a question online about whether the CF Games actually hurts local affiliates because the general public thinks that those athletes are the normal CrossFitter. They aren’t- CrossFitters come in all shapes, sizes and fitness levels. Watching the games on TV this weekend also reminded me how big the whole thing has become. 3-4 years ago, the crowd was small and…
  • A Little Parental Freedom Is A Good Thing

    Stephy
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:31 am
    With the kiddos off to camp this week, Scott and I are taking time to reconnect. It is so odd to not have the kids home. The drive to VTech to drop them off was filled with bickering and Are we there yets as expected. The 4 hour drive home though — was pure heaven. We listened to uncensored music. I took an uninterrupted nap. We stopped and got Dairy Queen. We were FREE! Truth is, I miss those brats but it’s nice to have some down time once in a while. It makes you appreciate them all the more! I am going to start working on getting up and heading for my workouts at 6A again on…
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  • Honey Mustard Roasted Brussels Sprouts

    Heather Blackmon
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    One of the side benefits of healthy eating and following a nutrition plan is the forced creativity. I found this was true when following a plant-based diet as well, since it gives you guidelines to work within. Your perspective on those guidelines is important – do you see it as inspiration for creativity or limitations? I choose to see it as inspiration. Disclosure: The following post and recipe is sponsored by French’s Yellow Mustard as part of the #NaturallyAmazing campaign. As always, all opinions are my own and I only share things that I would recommend to my friends and family.
  • Eating All The Foods in One Week!

    Heather Blackmon
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    What does one eat the week after a bikini competition? That depends! If your favorite foodie is staying with you for the week, probably a lot. I had so much to share with Laura and only 10 days to do it. So we fit in as much as we could. That, of course, included lots of yummy food. What are you supposed to eat the week after competition? I had a nutrition plan with the goal to refeul my body with all the nutrients – plenty of whole grain carbs, fruit, veggies, and water. I actually did follow the plan for 4 out of 5 meals most days. The other was focused on the experience and enjoying…
  • 2nd #MoveHappy Challenge: Week 5

    Heather Blackmon
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    This month has absolutely flown by – can you believe we’re already at the final week of the #MoveHappy challenge?! After my bikini competition last week, my trainer had me take a full week of rest to help with the recovery process. I did get outside this weekend for some rafting and my second 14er, so I’ll be sharing more about those adventures later this week! And the Week 3 Winner is… As a reminder, this week’s winner gets a Growing Naturals prize package filled with Laura’s favorites and a  Quest Nutrition 12-bar variety box! Head over to Laura’s place to…
  • WBFF Denver Recap – Part 2

    Heather Blackmon
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    We left off on Wednesday with all the preparation for WBFF Denver finished and ready to hit the stage for the second time as a competitor! As this was the first time the WBFF has come to Denver, it was also the debut for most of us in this federation. I think everyone was a little nervous, but very excited to get things started! Pre-Judging (Morning) Show Most of the judging decisions are made during the morning show, although the evening is more of a production and the most fun for the audience. For WBFF Diva Bikini competitors, we compete in two rounds: bikini and evening gown. For the…
  • Yoga on the Rocks {+ Giveaway!]

    Heather Blackmon
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    How would you like to experience a morning of yoga, with hundreds of likeminded yogis at Red Rocks Amphitheater? That’s the concept behind Yoga on the Rocks, where you and 1,599 other yogis can experience an exhilarating workout at one of the most awe-inspiring venues in the world! I love getting to practice yoga outside, so I can only imagine how amazing it will be to experience this at Red Rocks. I plan on experiencing my first YOTR event on August 9th and I can’t wait! Disclaimer: Yoga on the Rocks giveaway sponsored by CorePower Yoga. As always, all opinions are my own and I only…
 
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    Orbana Healthy Energy

  • Tri…as you might

    Alex
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:02 am
    This year three of us decided to compete in the New Forest Olympic distance Triathlon in the New Forest on the 6th July. This was the second triathlon we had each done... so we were confident we knew what to expect. We had it all planned out... oh yes we had it all planned out.
  • Your Coach – Training Tip #2 – Planning The Year

    orbana
    17 Jan 2014 | 12:20 am
    Knowing when to change your training routine to suit your event is key. Whether you're competing in triathlons, marathons, ironman or all three changing your schedule and having some variety will stand you in good stead for when 'game day' comes around.
  • How does caffeine affect the body & athletic performance?

    Dan
    17 Jan 2014 | 12:00 am
    There are a couple of different things to weigh up when considering this question....namely what are the short term perfomance benefits of caffeine versus the long term health implications of consistently consuming high levels of caffeine.
  • The Inner Chimp Video

    orbana
    29 Nov 2013 | 3:00 am
    We’ve all been there…we’ve woken up too early in the morning, hit the snooze button on the alarm and thought, I’ll give training a miss this morning. It’s going to rain, it’s too cold and I’ve been training hard all week are all common excuses. Well, our friends at Limitless Performance Clothing are not only [...]
  • Heart Rate Training Zones

    orbana
    29 Nov 2013 | 3:00 am
    GB Triathlete Mel Ryding uses Heart Rate Zones to help her maximise and plan her training. What are they? What are the various zones? And how does each zone vary? Read on to find out more...
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    Hot Fitness Women

  • 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.
  • Fitness Model : Julie Bonnett

    arswino76
    25 May 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Julie Bonnett is a Canadian fitness model, top professional athlete, fitness trainer, Oxygen magazine model, and health writer. Julie Bonnett decided to join her first competition without knowing who had competed before. Oxygen Fitness magazine was the first that encouraged Julie with their contests. It made sense that if she wanted to be like the woman on those pages, she had to be a competitor and learned exactly how they trained and did their diet. Julie Bonnett got her pro card when she was informed that she was going to be photographed by Oxygen Fitness Magazine – that was when she…
  • Fitness Model : Christina Vargas

    arswino76
    18 May 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Christina Vargas was born in New York and was raised in Boston. She has many experiences and participates in many activities such as cheerleader, track athlete, extracurricular group, modeling, and singing. During those time she learned many life lessons, diligence, endurance, time management, dedication and many other attributes that brought her up to this moment. Christina Vargas entered a Catholic school which was very competitive socially, scholastically and athletically. She also had to learn to adapt quickly to reach her goal. It was a very common situation when suddenly her support…
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    Cybex Fitness Blog

  • Music is Proven to Help You Get Fit

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:52 pm
    “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley  Music came up around here the other day, when one of the women I work with mentioned that during her workout warm-up, there was no music for the first time. All she could think about was how much her hands hurt lifting the bar, something she’d never noticed during a warm-up before. Can music really make that much of a difference in exercise enjoyment? Or even performance? There’s a pretty extensive body of research that has found that it can- see the bottom of this post for our references. …
  • 6 effective ways to keep your membership motivated

    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    On average, it is estimated that 50% of new members in your gym will remain after 6 months, and clubs report that most members visit once a week or less.* Keeping members motivated to stay committed to their fitness goals is the ongoing challenge for fitness club professionals.  Here are 6 effective ways to help your members continue to be champions of their lives (and your brand): 1.  Encourage them to track their results Members are more likely to stay committed to a plan if they see progress.  Encourage them to track their workouts by documenting their activities; machines…
  • Workout Wednesday: Arc Trainer Ladder-Style Workout

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    For this week's Workout Wednesday, we're kicking things up a notch on the intensity scale! This workout was created at the intermediate level, so if you're not quite there, be sure to adjust your settings to a comfortable level to tackle this one.  If needed, click here before you start to get a better understanding of the Arc Trainer:  In addition, if you haven't taken the Arc Trainer Baseline Evaluation yet, please do so before starting this workout.  Once you are ready to go, this quick, 28 minute ladder-style workout will definitely challenge you. The great part of this…
  • Getting more out of your workouts with the Cybex Bravo app

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    What this is: The Cybex Bravo Workout Guide is an app designed to help you with your Bravo Functional Trainer workout.  The app contains the following features: Aids you in setting up and using the Bravo for the 20 most popular exercises that can be performed with it Provides you personalized settings for each adjustment point based on your unique biomechanics Contains interactive images of the machine so you know where each adjustment point is located Offers video demonstrations of each movement to show you the suggested motion paths for each exercise Allows you to note the weight…
  • 3 Things Fit People do to Stay Fit

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Fit people, you know, those people that never seem to struggle to stay in shape? They’re the ones that work out with a smile on their face, eat whatever they want and always maintain a steady weight and look great. We chalk it up to them having really good genes.   Yes, I’m sure they have good genes but there’s more to it than that. Genetics are just an opportunity.  These people have developed a set of habits over the years that allow them to live healthier lives.So, what do they do differently? They actually enjoy exercise. If you dread your workouts - before, during…
 
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • The Problem I Have With ‘The Pornographication Of Fitness’

    TaylorR
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today I have one of those post where it was hard to hit the publish button. I was/am hesitant to share my thoughts, however clearly, I took a breath, held it and hit the Publish button after all. I think this is my first RANT post ever… I think. Perhaps you’ve seen this article floating around the blogosphere… The Pornographication Of Fitness Needs To Stop It was published just a week ago on Huffington Post and as of yesterday it has received over 100,000 Facebook shares. The Unachievable Body It’s a great piece, and to be honest deserves those likes. If you’re a long time…
  • The 10 Day 5 Workout Ultimate Fitness Challenge

    TaylorR
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Unfortunately, I am still out of commission. My back is definitely feeling better, but I am taking this very seriously and making sure to give my body time to heal. I would much rather take one week off from working out to avoid a more serious issue where I’ll be stuck on steroids (I hate steroids) and out of the fitness thing for multiple weeks. I’m thinking 1 more day of rest, heat, and anti-inflammatories will be just what the doctor ordered! Perhaps some light movement and stretching tomorrow. Since I’m stuck on my couch with my heating pad, I want to make sure you’re working out…
  • 10 Signs You Deserve Your Fitness Badass Card

    TaylorR
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Up until yesterday morning, I’ve been feeling like a fitness badass. I’m not saying this to toot my own horn, but I’ve been putting in the hard work and see results with my workouts. I’ve been pushing myself, gaining confidence to try new things, and really feeling like I own my body… not just my workouts. It’s a great feeling… so I gave myself this: And I gave myself a fist pump and decided I would continue to push harder. Can you see the storm clouds on the horizon? You can almost smell the torrential downpour that’s about to happen. But like I mentioned, that was…
  • An Important PSA: Your Body On Lazy

    TaylorR
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hey friends, how’s your Monday kicking off? I thought we could start the week off with a little PSA, whatcha say? Remember this one… Even if you weren’t around during the 80s, you’ve heard of this classic. It’s almost as memorable as… “I’m Fallin’ And I Can’t Get Up!” …which isn’t a public service announcement. Watching it now though, I don’t find it as funny as I did when I was a youngster. Youth. Anyways… Today’s public service announcement is YOUR BODY ON LAZY! I Used To Workout, Now I Don’t Have you ever fallen victim to exercise burnout? Or…
  • Scenes From Girls Night In Italy {Cooking Class}

    TaylorR
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Here’s something you might not know about me… I love throwing a good (no GREAT) dinner party. I would much rather cook for my friends and serve free-flowing glasses of delicious wine than go out to a restaurant. From our annual holiday dinner party! The intimacy, the love that goes into prepping and cooking, and the relaxed aura of friends sitting, talking about life, laughing freely and not having to worry about paying a check or getting up to make room for the next party… …Well that makes the hours spent in the kitchen worth it. Aside from the actual cooking part, I also…
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    Beginner's Fitness Programs

  • 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 →
  • High Protein Food May Be As Deadly As Cigarettes

    admin
    27 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    High Protein Food May Be As Deadly As CigarettesRead more →
 
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    12 Minute Athlete

  • 25 Mantras to Get You Through 100 Burpees

    Krista Stryker
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    There’s no question about it: doing 100 burpees in a row is tough. It doesn’t matter how fit you are, or how many burpees you do on a regular basis—there’s just something about doing 100 in a row that’s not only physically hard, but incredibly mentally challenging as well. Honestly, as many times as I’ve done 100 burpees now, it’s still really hard for me. The morning I know that’s going to be my workout for the day, I secretly dread them and find as many ways to procrastinate actually doing them as possible. And that moment before I hit the GO…
  • 16-Minute Apartment-Friendly HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
      Workout equipment: Workout type: 16 minute Timer setting: 24 x :10 x :30 1. Air squats 2. Pull ups 3. Side lunges 4. Reptile push ups 5. Walking lunges 6. Twisted hanging knee raises Bonus: 100 Mountain climbers —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Air squats: 24, 23, 24 Pull ups: 9, 8, 9 Side lunges: 22, 21, 22 Reptile push ups: 15, 14, 14 Walking lunges: 18, 17, 18 Twisted hanging knee raises: 16, 15, 16 Did you do this…
  • The 5 Best Stretches for Tight Hamstrings

    Krista Stryker
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the things that holds a lot of people back from doing moves like L-sits and pistols actually has nothing to do with strength. Instead, it has to do with a lack of hamstring flexibility. When your hamstrings (the back of your legs) are tight, they can not only stop you from doing these types of advanced exercises, they can also cause unnecessary pain and even injuries. That’s why working on your hamstring flexibility and foam rolling on a regular basis is so important, especially if you work out a lot like I do. If you hate and/or procrastinate stretching on a regular basis, trust me,…
  • Kettlebell Conditioning HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Kettlebell swings 2. Reptile push ups 3. Jump lunges 4. Handstand push ups 5. Kettlebell high pull 6. Plank jumps (front to back) Bonus: 10 Pull ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Kettlebell swings: 16, 15, 15 Reptile push ups: 15, 14, 14 Jump lunges: 27, 26, 26 Handstand push ups: 8, 8, 7 Kettlebell high pull: 18, 17, 17 Plank jumps: 32, 31, 32 Did…
  • Burpee Mania AMRAP Workout

    Krista Stryker
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: AMRAP Timer setting: Countdown Do as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes: 10 Burpees 20 Air squats 10 Burpees 10 Pike push ups 10 Burpees 10 V ups Bonus (after workout): 15 Pistols / leg —————————————————— Leave your number of rounds in the comments below. My rounds for today’s workout: 3 + 10 burpees, 20 air squats & 8 burpees Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Burpee Mania AMRAP Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
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  • 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…
  • HOW TO TRAIN WITH GYMNASTIC RINGS: BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE ROUTINES

    Justin
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    I get a lot of emails from folks saying that they just don’t have enough time to fit a solid workout into their daily schedule. Most of them have already tried the beginner body weight routine, advanced bodyweight routine, and tried to implement some of the strategies for CREATING time for your health as opposed to trying to FINDING time for it. The first healthy habit that I ask those participating in the Limitless365 Fitness Program is to create 10 minutes in their schedule everyday to get a workout in. Included in the habit are a bunch of ten minute workout examples that anyone…
  • ARE YOU LETTING 20% OF YOUR LIFE RUIN THE REST?

    Justin
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    Editors Note: This is a guest post from my homegirl Ali Vanputten of Createapreneur. #herndonvirginia I’m having a 20% problem.  Not to be confused with a 1% problem, like why the Whole Foods salad bar is currently out of roasted butternut squash or how someone could dare to put agave in a raw chocolate mousse and completely ruin my chances of having a bite, no, this problem is something else entirely. See, the other week I had what I would call a stellar week.  I’d put the call out there to the world, to the Universe, for several projects that were really important to me, took some…
  • HOW YOU CAN BE LESS JUDGMENTAL OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS

    Justin
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    A few weeks ago I was sitting down with a friend Vanessa having some tea and she told me brief story. I’m going to title it “Cho Mein and The Homeless Man.” It went a little something like this… Vanessa was waiting for some friends in front of a Chinese restaurant that they had planned to have dinner at. She noticed a homeless man sitting on a curb in the parking lot. Her friends were running a bit late so she decided to walk back to her car and read a little from a book she’d left in there. On her walk back the gentlemen on the curb asked if she had a dollar or possibly…
  • INSIGHT FROM A LIMITLESS READER: THIS ONE’S FOR THE LADIES

    Justin
    22 Jun 2014 | 12:01 am
    Pablo Lorenzo via Compfight It’s always so cool when I get an email from someone in the L365 community sharing a success story, asking a question, or providing some insight that might help myself or you. A little while back I got a cool message from Monica that I thought might be relevant for some of you ladies out there. I asked Monica if it would be ok to share the email with all of you and she was nice enough to give me the A-Ok! So without further ado, I give you Monica and her boss email to me Hi Justin, I’ve only got a few minutes before I wake up my youngest son and head to…
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  • A Big Thank You to All of Our 2014 Glassboro Road Trippers!!!

    Cathe Friedrich
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I’d like to thank everyone for coming to the 2014 Glassboro road trip and sharing a wonderful weekend once again with me and our staff. From our first of nine workouts to the goodbye Sunday brunch, each and every minute of the road trip was filled with loads of warm hugs, high energy workouts and tons of pictures and memories that will remind us forever of this truly special weekend. We’ve already posted several pictures from the event on our facebook fan page and soon will post full resolution pictures in our flickr account that you can download free of charge. We’ve also…
  • Change the Way You Think of Exercise and Eat Less

    Cathe Friedrich
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:58 pm
      How do you feel about working out? Do you see it as something to look forward, as a welcome break from your daily routine, or as an obligation you have to do but don’t want to? According to a new study, what you think about exercise may impact how much you eat afterwards. Exercise has benefits whether you like doing it or not, but having a healthy attitude towards exercise may indirectly help with weight control by affecting how much you eat. At least, that’s the conclusion of a recent study. In this study, 56 adults took a 2 kilometer walk around a lake. Researchers told…
  • Why You Need More Dietary Magnesium If You Exercise

    Cathe Friedrich
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:47 pm
    There’s a mineral your body requires to run hundreds of chemical reaction inside your body – magnesium. Unfortunately, so much emphasis is placed on getting enough calcium that we don’t always track how much magnesium we’re getting. Everyone needs magnesium, but you need to be even more aware of how much magnesium is in your diet if you exercise. Some studies suggest that not getting enough of this vital mineral can negatively impact exercise performance. Magnesium and Exercise According to research, athletes and people who endurance train may need more magnesium in…
  • Does a High-Fat Diet Increase Exercise Endurance?

    Cathe Friedrich
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Can eating a high-fat diet increase exercise endurance? During low and moderate-intensity exercise, the body uses fat as its main source of fuel. Only with higher intensity exercise does a carbohydrate become the primary energy source the body uses to fuel muscle movements. For this reason, it would make sense that a high-fat diet would boost the body’s ability to mobilize and use fat during moderate-intensity exercise. If the body adapts to preferentially using fat for fuel, it would also preserve glycogen stores. This could also help to increase endurance and delay fatigue. But does it…
  • 5 Ways a Desk Job Negatively Impacts Your Health

    Cathe Friedrich
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Are you a “desk jockey?” Many people are these days. Instead of moving around, they spend hours perched in a chair staring at computer monitor. At the end of the day, these hardworking men and women go home feeling fatigued, despite the fact they’ve sat for eight hours straight. Doing a daily workout certainly burns calories and endurance, but it doesn’t compensate for too much sitting. Here’s some news you may not want to hear. Sitting in and of itself causes problems, even if you exercise. Discover five ways a desk job harms your health and what to do about it.
 
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  • 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 <==
  • The Ultimate List Of Common Strength Training Mistakes To Avoid

    Free Fly
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:29 am
    Whatever your body structure is, whether you are fat or thin, the most important part is to have enough strength. You cannot simply look bulky without any strength. Many people prefer taking up various strength training workouts and exercises from trainers, but there are many more who simply prefer walking into the gym and working out the way others do. This is not the correct way of doing it. Each one’s body type is different and thus each individual may require a different form of workout. Identifying your body type and performing the workout routine that suits you best is what will help…
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  • Marketing Insights: Start with the Social Media Department

    Ken Dieglio
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    Their smartphones never leave their side. They occasionally speak in hashtags. They know what’s trending way before you. I’m not talking about a group of high school kids. This is the social media team. And today’s social media team is essential in developing successful marketing plans. Social Media and Company Smarts Social media extends beyond fans, followers, posts and customer service, to strategy, product development, content and the corner office. No part of the marketing department is more in tune with a brand’s customers than social media. Not only does social hear complaints,…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Robot Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    When I was a kid, I had a pretty clear vision of the future. And all of my ideas about what the future would hold came directly from television and movies. Perhaps I wasn’t a terribly imaginative child … but I digress. I figured we’d all have flying cars, a la the Jetsons, by the time I was grown. And I figured kids of the future would ride hover boards instead of boring old skateboards. TV and movies also gave me the impression that we’d all have a lot more robots in our lives. I, personally, was looking forward to fewer chores thanks to my own Rosie. While I haven’t heard much in…
  • Need a FeedBlitz API Key? Permission Granted

    Phil Hollows
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    FeedBlitz API key generation has now been made automatic; the prior manual approval process has been eliminated. Meaning: You can use our API keys in third party integrations without delay. Implication: More uses for FeedBlitz’s APIs are coming soon. Access: Log in to your FeedBlitz account, it’s under My Account | API Keys in the left sidebar. Restrictions: None beyond the requirement that you must be a premium FeedBlitz publisher. By the way: If your current API key appplication was still pending under the prior policies, simply cancel it and then generate a new key.
  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
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  • Success is Never a Straight Line: The 5 Traits You Need to Succeed

    Bob Choat
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
      We’ve often heard that the path of success is full of curves and zig-zags.  This is so very true in every endeavor in life.  So many people fail to realize that those that succeed in life have fallen or taken many detours before finally reaching their goals. John Paul Dejoria was homeless (living out of his car and his 2nd time homeless) for a bit and started Paul Mitchell Systems along with Paul Mitchell in 1980 with about $700. After two years their company had $4000 in the bank. John said it was then they knew they had made it. His youth was filled with challenges too. His…
  • Three Mind Hacks That Help Reduce Emotional Stress

    Bob Choat
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I was reading an article recently of an athlete who had a heart attack.  He was physically fit with a resting heart rate of below 50.  He was not fat and all indications he would not be recognized as a candidate for a heart attack.  Yet, it happened.  While he may never know the exact cause, he did attribute part of it to stress. Stress can kill if you were to let it be chronic.  I’m not talking about physical stress.  It’s the emotional stress (distress) that can create havoc upon your body.  It can also lead one to live less than healthy.  Many people under emotional…
  • How the Perception of Authority Influences the Way We Behave

    Bob Choat
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:58 pm
    From the President of the United States to medical doctors, authority figures have a profound effect on the minds of people.  We’ve been programming from early in human history to “look up to people we perceive to have authority.”  People may even do things because someone of authority said to do it. Even hurting other people.  This happened in Germany in the 1930’s and 40’s.  It still happens today. Authority is needed to help establish control over a large population. Otherwise, there would be chaos and even anarchy.  That is not a good solution to let…
  • 11 Ways to Reprogram Your Mind to Make Healthier Choices

    Bob Choat
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:05 pm
    We are truly the sum of our thoughts we possess most of the time. They help lead us to make decisions which lead to the actions we take. That is true whether it’s healthy or unhealthy. No matter what you may say, it’s what you do that shows where your true thoughts lie. In today’s world it’s also hard to know what is a healthy choice. Think about the conflicting views regarding food. Saturated fat was considered bad not long ago and now it’s back to being okay for you (as it was before the 1950’s). Here’s my viewpoint on health. If you’re able…
  • Challenging Yourself with the Ultimate Fitness Course…

    Bob Choat
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:25 pm
    Photo Source: RedBull We’ve heard quite a bit regarding CrossFit, obstacle courses, boot camps, P90X and so forth. Despite all of these new types of training, nothing beats the great outdoors. Mother Nature has provided the ultimate fitness course for each one of us. I was watching the American Ninja Warrior 2014 finals and noticed that many of the top competitors built their own gym and used what nature has provided. Locally, I’ve challenged myself to rock climbing and maneuvering over nature’s obstacles with what I’ve learned in Parkour. It’s fun and even more…
 
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  • Lighten or remove black spots on elbows with natural remedies

    Sarah Miller
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:23 pm
    When the time comes to use less clothing and your arms are bare there usually discover that the elbows rest have a different skin color. Dark brown or gray medium, like a dirt area that is not deleted anything. And this is because the product of some factors such as friction, hormonal changes, sun exposure and little care that sometimes offer them, elbows tend to darken. Fortunately it is possible to lighten the skin of the elbows , I tell you several homemade solutions that are detailed in this paper. The black spots on the elbows are very common in both men and women. Appear for several…
  • Sauna benefits for the skin and hair

    Sarah Miller
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    If there is something really relaxing for anyone is the sauna , great steam and heat that helps the body muscle, stimulates circulation and relieves tension relaxation, among its many benefits. But the best that can also be used to benefit the skin, freeing it of toxins and even hair collaborating with restructuring the hair fiber. These coveted in ancient bathrooms still have their heyday in the spa and even in homes as there is no therapy to equal it. Sauna benefits for the skin and hair Best to purify the skin of the body is doing the steam and for it to have a sauna is essential. They can…
  • Professional regulation of Physical Activity and Sport

    Sarah Miller
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    Labor intrusion: It is a fact that stands in the professional world of Physical Activity and Sport, especially in the base year as maintaining fitness. There are many groups that fight against this scourge through professional regulation, a law that has not yet arrived. And is that as we leave our health in the hands of unqualified physicians, we must not make the mistake of letting advice and instruction for people who only know their own experience without any accredited professional degree . Today we want to do our bit for the public awareness of the need for professional regulation that…
  • The best test to see if you are fit

    Sarah Miller
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    Training is important, but how do you know if you are really fit? Number of authors have been devoted to develop tests that measure different physical abilities, which can be very useful to know the progress of a routine. An athlete must have a balance between flexibility, strength and endurance can compete especially those such as the runners . Both for those who want to start it and those who are in the process, we bring you a series of test events that will give a verdict on whether you are really fit. Record your results and repeat them in time to quantify your progress. Posterior chain…
  • Discover the water diet, weight loss aid

    Sarah Miller
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:53 am
    There are plenty of diets, some might help you a lot and others can harm you. Not all tips are equally good for most patients, there are many factors that can influence. No diet in which you lose weight effortlessly . The secret of a good diet is consistency, patience, exercise and self-control. All these factors are important for this work; water diet is one of them and show you how it is applied.   What should you know about water? Water has no calories or fattening or slimming. Now, drinking water before meals will help you cheat a little stomach and satiate your appetite. Is…
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  • 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.
  • Sexy Fit Summit Interview

    Micah LaCerte
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:18 am
    I am so excited. I knew I had to share this with you! It’s really cool. I was recently interviewed for the Sexyfit summit, which features experts in nutrition, fitness and accountability to help you achieve a healthier, happier and sexier lifestyle. We are bombarded by conflicting information about health and fitness. We often get confused with what is actually healthy. But all we want to know is how to look good in and out of our clothes and feel confident. We are not talking about just weight loss here or a quick fix for the Saturday party. We are focusing on sustainable strategies to…
  • Online Personal Training Program SALE!! July 3 – 4 Save $50 off Hitch Fit !

    Diana Chaloux
    3 Jul 2014 | 12:45 pm
    You’ve seen the Transformations! You’ve read the inspiring stories of our clients from around the globe! If you are ready for your transformation now is the time! Our annual 4th of July SALE is going on now! Save $50 off all Hitch Fit Online Personal Training Programs from July 3 – 6 with coupon code July4  . Just enter the promo code at check out! You do not have to start your program now to take advantage of the savings, you can start anytime in the next year!   Choose your program!!       If your goal is to: Lose Weight Lose Body Fat Lose 20 pounds…
  • Online Weight Loss Program Client Sheds 40 Pounds with Hitch Fit!

    Diana Chaloux
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:38 am
    I have an awesome story to share with you today! I’m so proud of Candice, one of our online clients in California! When she signed up for her Hitch Fit 16 Week Online Weight Loss program, she was READY. She wanted to change her body, her life and her health and she has accomplished all three! Candice is a mom who has been challenged by her weight since a young age. She was like many of our clients, scared to make the changes, nervous she couldn’t do it, but along the way discovered that switch in mindset that is so important. That’s the moment when you realize that you CAN…
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  • 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

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    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…
  • The OZ Effect Goes Terribly Wrong

    admin
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:51 am
     The Oz Effect Exposed Here In Two Videos   Everyone should know by now i’m all about eating or drinking your nutrition and the only way to get the body you want is to exercise. Another words work for it nothing in free is ever worth it and 99% of the time has some sort of drawback in life. SO chose wisely and remember we are creatures of the earth so eat and drink what the earth gives us and not SHIT people in white coats can make. Now click on Both of these videos and Enjoy          Senators Rip Dr Oz Courtesy of ABC NEWS   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:  …
  • How To Make A Kale and Pomegranate salad

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Kale and Pomegranate salad
 
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  • ​Wishing is a waste of time.

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Wishing happens as you eat a doughnut which tastes sweeter than the abs you have dreamed about for years.Wishing happens when you see someone get their first muscle up, but your desire to hit the showers still outweighs your desire to get above those rings.Wishing for fitness happens when you see someone on ESPN, but yet it doesn't drive you off the couch.Then, after years of wishing you get fed up, pissed off and frustrated. Seriously? When will it happen for you?It will happen for you when you put together a game plan and stick to it. It will happen when you put down the cupcake day after…
  • ​Start strong.

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    That's right, stop moseying off the start line and treating the first round like a warmup.It isn't. It's your workout.Don't get me wrong, I'm not against pacing, I'm just against treating the first five minutes like a throwaway.Those first few steps, or reps, or minutes are going to set the tone for the entire WOD. Start them in a funk and you will wonder why you couldn't get the gears moving today. Start them off hard and fast and you will be halfway through the workout before you realize.The workout is only 10-15 minutes. 20 maybe. You can handle the struggle for that long. Clear your mind…
  • ​How will you work on your masterpiece today?

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
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  • Burpee Fun

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Yup, that seems like a fairly accurate definition...#workout#burpees
  • To the finish.

    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Seriously. All the way.Sprint the last few reps or the last few meters if you can. Even if you choked on the rest of the workout, go out with a bang.There is no more need to pace, no more need to think about how many pullups you still have to do or how many rounds you still have left.Summon every last ounce of energy you can muster and crush the last 10 seconds. Get. It. Done. It isn't supposed to feel good. PRs and new skills aren't made by "feeling good" during the workouts.10 more seconds is NOT a call to stop working. 10 more meters is NOT the place to start walking. 10 more reps is NOT…
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  • Measuring Your Health and Fitness Outcomes

    Michael Wood
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    photo credit: http://concept2.com You have been working out consistently at the gym. You feel like the exercise program you’re currently on is challenging enough. But how do you really know how well you’re doing and if you’re progressing? Looking at various health and fitness outcomes will help determine if your training is either challenging enough or on the other end of the spectrum, maybe pushing you too much? Setting up your own periodic testing schedule is an ideal way to answer these questions and more. Try implementing some of the following testing over the…
  • 9 Core Food Concepts to Achieve Optimal Health

    Michael Wood
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    Question: I exercise, don’t smoke and try to eat only healthy foods. So why do I still feel unhealthy? Answer: You’re probably only following a few of the 9 Core Food Concepts! Go to any website with health-related content and one of the first things you’ll see is generic, recycled tips for healthy eating, losing weight and feeling better. Apparently we all feel bad these days and frankly there’s a good reason why: Achieving optimal health can’t be done by following just a few tips or tricks. Shane Griffin, is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and the CEO of Whole Life Balance,…
  • Effects of Supervised Workout in Health Club Improves Lean Muscle Mass

    Michael Wood
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:06 am
    A study published this month in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research looked at the effect of supervised workouts on building lean muscle mass in a health club setting. The researchers hypothesized that “club members randomized to receive an evidence-based training program would accrue greater improvements in lean body mass (LBM) and other fitness measures than members randomized to self-training”. The subjects were all men between the ages of 30-44 years old who were members of a club in Southern California. Both groups (n=17) trained 3x/week for 12-weeks. photo…
  • What Americans Eat: The Top 10 Sources of Calories in the U.S. Diet

    Michael Wood
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    According to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (a panel of 13 nutrition experts charged with helping develop federal nutrition standards), Americans are eating many more calories than they used to. Very few people follow the federal dietary guidelines, which recommend daily servings of dark green vegetables, orange vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, and low-fat milk and milk products. Instead, we eat foods full of refined grains, sugar, fat, and calories — just check out the list below. Successful weight loss depends largely on becoming more aware of your behaviors and…
  • New Research Shows Correlation Between Yoga and Health

    Michael Wood
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The Yoga in America Study showed a 29 percent increase in the number of Americans who practiced some form of yoga. That increase represented 20.4 million yoga practitioners in 2012 or 8.7 percent of adults in America; growing from 15.8 million four years earlier. Of that number, 82.2 percent were women; 17.8 percent were men and about 63 percent fell within the age range of 18-44. photo credit: http://karmasurfretreat.com A recently published paper in the Indian Journal of Community Medicine (2014) looked at the positive association between yoga and physical and mental health. The…
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  • New fragrance: Manifesto L’Élixir

    Karolina
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Hi guys, today I want to share my new fragrance Manifesto L’Élixir with you. The first time I tried it, I thought “Yes, it’s nice, but that’s it”. I was not overwhelmed by this fragrance, it was just nice. But my best friend Hans said that I’m smelling so good. I was surprised. And coming home in the evening Jens said: ” Wow, you are smelling sooo good.”. And he couldn’t stop smelling on me . I asked both how they would describe this fragrance and they say it smells like coming home, warm and just comfortable and protected. And everybody…
  • Karolina Workout #79

    Karolina
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, today’s workout is great for lower body as well as for your abs. My thighs were burning and the next days it was quite hard even to walk . So give your best to challenge your muscles with each workout, but also remember to take your rest day after for recovering. It’s as important as working out! And also take care with your nutrition that you give your body everything it needs instead of starving. Instructions: 1. Part: For this workout set your timer for 6 rounds and 10 seconds and 50 seconds. We will do just one exercise during the whole 6 rounds. Sandbag pick up &…
  • Yeast dumplings with vanilla sauce

    Karolina
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, today I share a recipe for a sweet dish with you: yeast dumplings with vanilla sauce. It is just so good, you won’t get enough of it . Sometimes I don’t feel like eating a hearty dish, I feel more like eating something sweet but still filling. So therefor this dish is quite perfect. Ingredients: For the Yeast dumplings: 1 package yeast 50g sugar 1/4l milk 1/2tsp salt 80g melted butter 1 egg 500g flour about 1tbsp butter for the pan 125ml milk for the pan For the vanilla sauce: 350ml milk 1-2tsp sugar 1-2 tsp starch (that depends on how creamy you like the sauce. I like it…
  • New bikini July 2014

    Karolina
    19 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    How do you like my new bikini? I really love it! It feels so comfortable and you can move without worry that something can get out of place.
  • Karolina Workout #78

    Karolina
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, do you also sometimes have to deal with people judging you because of your love and dedication to fitness? I have. Sometimes people even get a kind of aggressive. So the first thing is that they think that I was born with that body and I had nothing to do for looking like that. They think I have/ had a good life without any problems and everything fell into my lap! But those people forget that there are still people working hard and fighting for their goals. The difference between me and these people is that I don’t cry and I don’t complain about my life or my problems- I…
 
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  • Mette Lyngholm is One Of The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Models Around

    SMB Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:17 am
    Mette Lyngholm is a Danish IFBB Bikini Fitness Athlete who works as a personal trainer and looks great while doing it. One of her favorite quotes is “Be a fighter in every aspect of your life.” If she had to pick only 3 exercises, they would be Wide Stance Squats, Glute Bridges and Bulgarian Lunges. 98% of you have already skipped past this introduction to get right to the pics, so without further ado… Want more? You can follow Mette on Instagram and Facebook. The post Mette Lyngholm is One Of The Most Aesthetically Pleasing Fitness Models Around appeared first on .
  • Mark Wahlberg Says Goodbye To Gains For New Role

    SMB Staff
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Mark Wahlberg isn’t the first celebrity to lose a ton of weight for a movie role, but he is the most recent. He’s hungry for that Gold Statue, and losing a bunch of weight or making incredible gains are strategies that have been proven time and time again. We’ll also be taking a look at some other notable examples of famous people who have had incredible transformations for movie roles, but Marky Mark gets the spotlight first for his role in the upcoming film The Gambler. There’s a time in any actor’s career when pulling in millions of dollars to star in movies…
  • Ask The Brofessor 9

    El Jefe Tailorano
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Bro Science #53: mass is in session. – Dom Mazzetti The post Ask The Brofessor 9 appeared first on .
  • How To Take Your Shirt Off

    SMB Staff
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    You don’t want to be “that guy” who’s shirtless all the time for no reason, so follow these guidelines. At home, at the beach, at a BBQ, at a tailgate or even at a pool party where nobody is swimming… here’s how to circumcise your torso in style. The post How To Take Your Shirt Off appeared first on .
  • The 10,000 Calorie Sumo Wrestler Diet

    SMB Staff
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Bulk Like a Sumo Byambajav Ulambayaryn (Byamba) is a two-time Sumo World Champion who tips the scale at nearly 360 pounds and is just over 6 feet tall. Byamba shows us the secret to shoveling down 10,000 healthy calories in a day. Chankonabe (Chanko for short, or sumo stew) is a staple in a sumo wrestler’s diet. This dish originated in Japan. The broth of this stew is typically fish-based, and it’s filled with veggies and protein. How can you possibly consume 10,000 calories by eating a healthy stew that’s mostly filled with vegetables, eggs and meat? It’s easy, just…
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  • Lords of free weights space

    Womanly Strong
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Every gym is equipped in free weights and resistance machines. Every day practice at a gym shows that men occupy free weights equipment and cable machines and ladies occupy cardio equipment and sometimes resistance machines and beside that they do body weight exercises. I actually can not understand this division. Where does it come from? Free weights zone gives variety of weights and they vary from light to very heavy. So there is a field for practice for both, men and women. Majority of todays gyms offers separate rack of dumbbells and barbells for girls. Range of weights…
  • Challange your legs

    Womanly Strong
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Warm up: 10minWorkout:exercise with fairly heavy weights = 15-20reps   or 75-80% RepMax = 10 -12 repsThere is no rest between exercises, follow from 1 to 10 one after another, complete 2-3sets.1. lunges with dumbbells  2. leg extension or single leg extension, resistance machine3. leg curl, resistance machine4. adductors, resistance machine5. abductors, resistance machine6. leg extension, cable machine7. leg curl, cable machine8. adductors, cable machine9. abductors, cable machine10. single calf raise with dumbbell
  • Just workout

    Womanly Strong
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Warm up: 10min full body warm upWorkout:No rest, can be done as interval workout instead of doing reps, as many rounds as you can complete.1. walking plank with kickbacks x 152. scissors x 403. breast stroke full (Pilates exercise) x 154. squats with barbell (fairly heavy weight) x 255. roll over x 206. chest press (fairly heavy weight) x 207. T-bar (fairly heavy weight) x 20 or lunging rhomboids x 208. lat pull down (fairly heavy weight) x 20 or bent over row x 209. lunges with overhead weight x 20 (each leg)10. shoulder bridge (Pilates exercise) x 15 (each leg)Stretching: full body…
  • How to make your own fitness bar

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

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

    Bootcamp Pilates
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Hit the shower Anything that puts water in touch with your skin cools you down because the water evaporates. Try taking a shower but don't towel off completely, then relax by a fan. You can also achieve the evaporative effect by misting with a spray bottle or applying a cool cloth to your neck. Turn on the tap Hydration helps your body move blood to the surface more efficiently and it allows you to sweat. If you are going to the bathroom less often and in smaller amounts than usual, your body is dehydrated and preserving liquids so make sure you drink up! Choose…
  • Join us at the BARRE...

    Bootcamp Pilates
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    We are pleased to announce that we are starting BARRE classes at our City studio from Monday 4th August. So, we thought we would catch up with Lucy Potucek who will be teaching the classes to find out what is so special about BARRE...What is your name and give us a brief background to what you do?Lucy Maria Potucek, I am a freelance  Pilates and Barre teacher and I love it! What is a BARRE class?BARRE is the perfect blend of low impact, high intensity training.  It's a combination of Pilates, dance, cardio and sculpting movements for the body.  It is a total body…
  • Feeling the heat? Here's some quick tips to avoid the 'sweaty' look!

    Bootcamp Pilates
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:44 am
    No-one wants to be caught out with sweat patches during this heat so we've put together these quick tips on how to avoid them! 1. Cut the coffee out Caffeine activates neurotransmitters in your brain called acetylcholines that stimulate sweat glands so the best solution is to stick to peppermint tea. 2. Avoid pastels Pale blue is the one colour that shows up sweat the most. Dark colours hide sweat patches however they also absorb the heat. Bold patterns such as check on a white background are best. 3. Spray at night Applying antiperspirant to clean…
  • Are you stressed?

    Bootcamp Pilates
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    We all get stressed from time-to-time and when this happens you must read your body's warning signs. Low immunity Stress levels and immunity go hand in hand, so this is why sometimes you can get the sniffles when you are stressed. Constantly feeling under the weather is a sign your immune system is less likely to fight off viruses and bacteria making you more susceptible to colds and infections. Keep infections at bay by eating garlic and onions as well as drinking green tea every day. Hair loss Physical stress can disrupt your hair's natural shedding cycle but eating…
  • Broad beans with pecorino

    Bootcamp Pilates
    9 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    We love this quick and easy snack! Ingredients: 1 garlic clove2 tsp sea salt10 mint leaves 500g young broad beans (podded weight)100ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 150g pecorino cheese, grated 1 tsp lemon juice 6 slices of bread Method: 1. Put the garlic into a large mortar with one teaspoon of the sea salt and pound with a pestle into a fine paste. Add the mint leaves and pound again into a paste. 2. Add a handful of the broad beans and pound into a fine paste, then add a further handful and pound again. Continue…
 
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  • 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 .
  • Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear

    David Knockton
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:31 am
    Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear Mountain Warehouse very kindly sent me some kids walking gear to review and Tedi was super excited to have some proper walking clothes, ‘just like Daddy’. Mountain Warehouse offer a large range of high performance and superb quality kids outdoor clothing and the pack they sent […] The post Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest

    David Knockton
    22 Jun 2014 | 2:25 am
    Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest As the good weather now appears to be with us I thought I would put together my top 3 walks in Epping Forest that are a little more ‘off the beaten track’. Whilst most people flock to Wanstead Park or High Beach during the weekends […] The post Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest appeared first on .
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    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner

  • Grunting Up a Mountain -Trailstoke Race Recap

    Connor Meakin
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin.The start – image via Rob Shaer Grunting up a ridiculously steep mountain on unresponsive legs. What the hell was I doing? Every laboured step I cursed to myself and questioned my life choices. I also wondered how other runners were putting time on me — we were all hiking! Such was my day at Trailstoke, a 50km ish mountain race in Revelstoke. This was a true mountain race, exactly…
  • Grinding It Out: Beacon Rock 50K Race Report

    Connor Meakin
    12 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin.Image via Glenn Tachiyama I’m getting accustomed to waking up before my alarm on race days — usually my bodies’ clock telling me I’m ready to go. At Beacon Rock State Park things were a tad different as the hoards of chirping birds outside my tent compromised my Z’s at around 4:30am. My plan for Beacon Rock 50k was to use it as a long training run. I trained hard the week of the…
  • Running Scared: Yakima Skyline Rim Race Recap

    Connor Meakin
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Connor Meakin – Productivity & Wellness advice from a Mountain Runner - Curious ramblings on exploring the outdoors, productivity, and weaving health and wellness into your life by Connor Meakin.Image via Jay Klassen Had I missed a turn off? As I grunt up the never ending ridgeline that makes up the final monstrous climb I continually looked over my shoulder to see if anyone was gaining on me. Still no one in sight with 8 kms to go. I’m running slow and scared at this point… up this unnecessarily steep ridge. It’s funny the tricks your mind plays on you. I voluntarily put myself…
  • How Mountain Running Teaches Me Resilience

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

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

  • How Much Protein To Take After A Workout

    Mark McManus
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:33 am
    After an intense training session you need some protein in your body to KICKSTART the anabolic process. Remember, the workout itself is a catabolic activity i.e. it breaks muscle tissue down. So to get out of that catabolic state and into an anabolic one as quickly as possible, we need protein. Liquid protein works best as […]
  • How To Make Low Carb Quest Protein Bars

    Mark McManus
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Quest protein bars are awesome. I recommend them, and everybody loves them. They’re high in protein, legitimately low in carbs (no sugar alcohols), they’re filling, delicious, but…they’re pretty expensive – about £1.80 per bar or over $2/bar in the US. I’ll tell you how to make 3 of their bars: Vanilla Cinnamon Roll Chocolate Peanut […]
  • 30 Day Squat Challenge Debunked

    Mark McManus
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:46 am
    Have you seen this thing floating around the web? The 30 day squat challenge? It caught my eye on facebook. Does it work? Nope. Will you get results? Not really. It’s rubbish. If you’ve been reading my work for any time, you probably know why I don’t like it. For anyone wanting REAL change (ladies […]
  • Do You Need To Get A Pump To Build Muscle? Answered

    Mark McManus
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    It sure does look good! Feels good, too. But is a muscular “pump” just a cosmetic bonus, or can it actually contribute to the growth process? The answer may surprise you… Do You Need To Get A Pump? . The answer is yes and no. You can certainly get a pump and not have stimulated […]
  • 8 Alternatives To Butter To Spread On Your Bread

    Mark McManus
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:45 am
    Butter is goooooooooood. Hey, even Time magazine is recommending we eat butter (the real stuff, not the plasticized oil we called margarine). But we all need a change sometimes. Read to try something new? I’ve put together a list of 8 alternatives to butter to spread on your bread/toast. They’re healthy and delicious. If you […]
 
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  • The Kū Method: Part 1

    Danny Aipa
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Being a professional in the strength and fitness industry for close to a decade, I definitely came across a bunch of different training styles, techniques, programs, and have tried just as much. Through research, coaching, and personal experience in training - I was able to come up with my own philosophy of training which of course I call the Kū Method.  This is basically how I break down training programs for myself as well as my athletes. My philosophy is based around prioritizing strength and performance while working on aesthetics secondarily.  Yes, I did compete in a NPC…
  • The Gym is My Sacred Place

    Danny Aipa
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Growing up, I remember hearing chanting coming from my grandparent’s house next door. Kūnihi ka mauna i ka la’iI Wai’ale’ale i WailuaHuki a’e la ka lani I ka papa auea a ka nâ kiniAlai ia a’ela la e NounouHa’a ka lau la mauka o Kapa’a êMai pa’a i ka leoHe ‘ole kāhea mai a My mom would have her hula students stand at the gate and perform the above chant.  She would have them repeat it over and over until she felt they were ready.  Yes it was just another hula practice. But Hawaiian-style, time is precious and if people…
  • Survive Pau Hana Times

    Danny Aipa
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Keeping a Healthy Lifestyle with Pau Hana Times It’s been a long week, maybe a long day, or maybe you have friends in town you haven’t seen in awhile and you are ready for some pau hana time. FYI, for those of you who don’t know, Pau Hana is a Hawaiian phrase that means “Work is over”.  Pau Hana Time, in a nutshell, brings the spirit of play and good times with friends and family.  In Hawaii, this usually entails a BBQ, some green bottles (Heinekens), and kanikapila.  But when it comes to living a Kū lifestyle, wanting to eat healthier, and achieving…
  • Build Kū Glutes: Glutes Training 1.0

    Danny Aipa
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    In strength and conditoning, along with fitness and physique athletes, the phrases “glute training” and “glute activation” have been used as buzz words a bit too much.  But, allow me to clear up why there is so much emphasis on the glutes. My approach to training is to prioritize in performance and strength, and then work on aesthetics.  So let’s break it down from that.  The Glute Guy, Bret Contreras’ four primary benefits behind glute strengthening are the following: Postural improvements Injury and pain prevention Increased athleticism, strength, and…
  • High Intensity Conditioning: 6 Kū Methods

    Danny Aipa
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    I’m just going to come out and say it. I do not like conditioning, but then again some may consider the way I train and coach feels like you are conditioning.  But ah, to each their own. When it comes to playing a sport or getting into the best shape of your life conditioning does play a role.  Many know this and still many will overdo conditioning thinking that the more they condition the better conditioned they will be. Let’s pump the brakes a bit and cover what High Intensity Conditioning is: Intense bouts of exercise followed by short rest over a 15-30 minute period. Simple…
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  • 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…
  • How Important is Discipline for a Personal Trainer?

    Casey McIlvaine
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Achieving any worthwhile goal in life requires a great deal of self-discipline. This can mean building a career and achieving career goals to the more personal such as getting in shape, losing weight, and getting healthier. A personal trainer must be disciplined in all of these areas to be successful in their own lives and bring success in achieving stated goals for their clients. It takes a great deal of discipline of mind and body just to become a personal trainer. Despite the fact that people wake up every day and decide to become a professional personal trainer, only those with the…
  • Secret Shortcuts from a Personal Trainer

    Casey McIlvaine
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    Anyone that has accomplished anything that is worthwhile knows that there is no such thing as a shortcut. This is an axiom that those pursing physical fitness deal with every day. Although the experienced personal trainer understands this better than anyone, they do provide what some might consider “secret shortcuts” that can streamline the time it takes to get certain results. The caveat to this is that it’s important to understand that a shortcut does not necessarily mean easier. One of the so called “secrets” of the health and fitness world that is currently all the rage is the…
  • Why A Good Personal Trainer Offers More than Fitness

    Casey McIlvaine
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
    When many people that have not experienced the influence of a personal trainer think about what they have to offer, fitness may come to mind, but the best of the profession offer so much more. The best personal trainers understand that the obligation that they owe to their clients is one of facilitating fitness of mind, body, and soul. Although that may sound a little metaphysical, the reality is that a closer look shows the practical aspects of how a dedicated trainer can impact lives in profound ways. Most people would agree that it is very difficult to achieve any modicum of happiness in…
  • Can a Personal Trainer Salary Sustain Our Family?

    Casey McIlvaine
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The goals and aspirations of anyone that has a desire to become a personal trainer go far beyond just the career as many desire to have a family as well. Although they will ask themselves many questions, one that must be answered is the question of whether they can sustain a family on the salary they make as a personal trainer. The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no because questions of such magnitude require answers built on individual drive, planning and persistence. In the United States, the average salary range for a personal trainer is about $34,000 to $48,000. The problem…
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  • 17 Workout Finishers That Burn Fat Fast

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Summer is officially here and beach season is in full swing. The people who busted their asses all winter are now frolicking around the beach, flaunting their ripped abs, jacked arms, and tight glutes… …while the slackers are kicking it on the sidelines wishing they had the courage to take off their shirts and reveal something worth turning a head to look at. If you’re among the millions out there who fit into the second category, don’t worry it’s not too late. Developing a physique you can be proud of is a lifelong journey, and it takes time… …so if…
  • MMA Workout | Fighter Training to Build Explosive Power & Strength

    Jamin Thompson
    20 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you’re like me and grew up in the 80′s & 90′s there’s a good chance you were a big fan of superheroes and bodybuilders. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Frank Zane, Flex Wheeler, Shawn Ray… Superman, HULK, Bane, Wolverine, Colossus, Juggernaut, Duke Nukem… ….and of course we can’t forget about Doomsday (the crazy jacked mofo who killed Superman). Those dudes were badasses most kids back in the day all wanted to be like and look like… …but today is a new era. The rules of the game have changed. Most guys no…
  • Effort Over Everything

    Jamin Thompson
    13 May 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Ray Lewis: It Has Nothing To Do With Talent & Everything To Do With Effort The 2014 NFL Draft has come and gone…and a new class of young athletes are now living their dreams as pros. Of course (just like every year) the post-draft debates still rage, with self- proclaimed experts, critics, and trolls asking and wondering “how did this guy make it” or “how did that guy make it” (which by the way can really spark some really heated arguments on social media if you’ve never taken part in these things). You’ll have the nerds in the lab coats (do you…
  • The 1000 Pull-Up Workout | Bodyweight Armageddon WOD

    Jamin Thompson
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Over the years I’ve tried and experimented with just about every exercise and training tool out there… …Dyno, Prowler, Tires, Sleds, Barbells, Dumbbells, Bodyweight, TRX, Kamagon Balls, Ropes, Rings, Sandbags, Stairs, Hills… …Sledgehammers, Kegs, Atlas Stones, Bodyweight, Bootleg Home Depot Creations…etc. The list goes on and on. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to push myself. New ways to get stronger. New ways to improve my conditioning. New ways to crush old PR’s. New ways to take it to the next level. New ways to kick more ass.
  • How To Become A Fitness Model (and get paid)

    Jamin Thompson
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Seems like every day or so, someone either emails me or hits me up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram asking me how they can break into fitness modeling. I guess you could say a career in fitness modeling is all the rage these days. But how do you get started? Even more difficult to figure out is… …how can you get paid for your efforts? Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of great info out there that can help point you in the right direction. Most of the articles you’ll find on Google suck. Most of the “how to” videos you’ll find on YouTube suck. Most of…
 
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  • The 7 Habits of My Most Successful Clients [#4 May Surprise You!]

    Sara Staffaroni
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    After having worked with literally thousands of clients over the years, here are seven habits that my most successful all share: THEY SHOW UP: I believe it was Woody Allen who said “80% of success is showing up” — nowhere is this truer than in achieving your fitness goals. As simplistic as it may sound, the people who are the most consistent with their programs reap the biggest rewards. The days they are tired, angry, sad, it matters not. They show up and they get it done. The workout you want to skip is the one that counts the most. THEY THINK LONG-TERM: My successful clients don’t…
  • Why You Should Incorporate Walking Into Your Daily Fitness Routine

    Sara Staffaroni
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    Not all of us were born runners, but thank goodness we are all made to walk. Walking can be a great way to take steps toward your fitness goals each day. It also comes with a long list of physical and mental health benefits. Here are a few reasons to shake up your routine with the occasional walk: Beat the gain and strain. It’s true that walking is a gentle, low-impact way to work out, but that doesn’t mean it’s ineffective. Walking helps burn calories, shape muscle and boost metabolism. You can even enhance your walking workout with the right equipment. The Bowflex®…
  • 5 Ways to Pump Up Your Strength Training

    Sara Staffaroni
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    By Guest Author Gina Harney As someone who loves to pump some iron, I also find that it’s easy to get set in a routine and coast through my workout. This was OK when I was trying to stick to a consistent routine, but after weight training on a regular basis, I was ready to take things to the next level. The body is an intelligent machine. If you impose the same demands day after day, it kicks it into cruise control and will often plateau. To initiate change, you have to keep the body guessing. Here are some of my favorite ways to kick up your strength training: Experiment with different…
  • Webcast: Fitness Bloggers Share Their Weight Loss Stories!

    Sara Staffaroni
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Earlier this week, bloggers Brooke Birmingham from Brooke: Not On A Diet and David Garcia from Keep It Up David! joined fitness guru Tom Holland and Bowflex host Rob Murdock for a special fitness-focused Q&A. In case you missed last week’s blog post introducing the participants, David’s fitness journey began with the help of fitness icon Richard Simmons, motivating him to lose over 160 pounds and keep it off for three years. Brooke lost 172 pounds, has kept it off for 5 years, and works as a Weight Watchers leader in Illinois. Tom is an internationally-recognized exercise and health…
  • 8 Tips for a Smooth “Panic Free” Swim

    Sara Staffaroni
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Most people shy away from Triathlons because they are concerned about the swimming part of the race. Either they can’t do it, aren’t good enough or it just flat out makes them nervous. I completely understand where they are coming from, but I find it is extremely rewarding to see them break through their insecurities. There are practical simple ways you can become a confident swimmer. Here are 8 tips that will help you dive right in: PRACTICE, PRACTICE and PRACTICE free style. Put in the time to give you the basic strength and techniques that you need. It is tricky to do the breast…
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  • Healthy Diet Tips for Building Tighter Abs

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:22 am
    Food plays a significant role in building muscles. Follow these diet tips for tighter abs, when you are working out for a strong and lean body. You need to burn body fat and perform exercises... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Effective Ways to Stop Emotional Eating

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    When you get emotional, you tend to overeat. Here are ways to stop emotional eating. Every time you turn to food when the going gets tough, it becomes a habit. Food seems to provide ultimate comfort... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Innovative Ways to Make Walking More Exciting

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    28 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    You need to employ innovative ways to make walking more exciting, if you find it monotonous. Walking is the simplest, yet an effective form of exercise. When you are thinking to start a regular... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Effect of Exercise on Diabetes

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    25 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    The effect of exercise on diabetes is known to be positive according to many studies but care should be taken to do moderate exercises. Regular physical activity is associated with the improvement of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Effective Neck Strengthening Exercises

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Neck strengthening exercises are necessary to build strong neck muscles and for improving flexibility. Every day activities add stress and strain your neck leading to stiffness and soreness.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Supplement Reviews and Rankings

  • 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…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Vegetarians to Take

    Top10
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Supplements for Vegetarians Vegetarian is a generic term that describes someone who refuses to eat meat, poultry, fish or other seafood. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics explains that studies indicate plant-based diets are healthy and nutritionally sound. See Also: Best Greens Supplements for 2014 Benefits of Vegetarianism Vegetarianism offers a number of health benefits that include disease prevention. Individuals preferring plant-based diets often have less body fat and weigh less. Consuming a limited amount of animal products, or avoiding animal-based products and byproducts helps…
  • 10 Best Supplements That Encourage Heart Health

    Top10
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:10 am
    Supplements for a Healthy Heart According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a shocking 25 percent of all deaths in the U.S. each year are caused by heart disease. It is also important to note that there are many incorrect so-called facts about this silent killer that can cause serious issues. Many people erroneously believe that heart problems are primarily experienced by older men. However, the truth is that many younger patients of both genders are diagnosed with heart disease, and it is actually the leading cause of death among Australian women. See Also: Supplements…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Healthy Skin – Look and Feel Younger

    Top10
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Vitamins and Minerals for Healthy Skin As the body’s largest and fastest-growing organ, skin is incredibly important. Unlike many “problem areas,” including love handles at the midsection and spots, scars and other imperfections on various parts of the body, there’s no way to keep skin completely under wraps. With that in mind, it pays to take good care of it. What Keeps Skin Healthy? When skin is properly nourished and cared for, it can make a person look a lot younger than they are. On the other hand, when the skin is starved for nutrients, including minerals and…
  • 10 Best Supplements for Weight Loss – Fat Burning Products

    Top10
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Weight Loss Supplements Bathing suit season is here, so people are looking for new ways to lose weight, and many of them will go on the latest fad diets. Eventually, they will lose interest because they cannot manage to lose any weight on these programs. Even if they do, they will have trouble keeping it off and maintaining their new looks. See Also: Supplements for Building Muscle The answer is not another fad diet. The solution is in the foods that people are already eating, and the good news is that they don’t have to add a lot of foods to their diets that they don’t like. That’s…
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  • August Races

    Becky White
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    All Comers Track Meet 100 Meters to 2 Miles Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM St Martin’s Episcopal School, Metairie, LA Lazy Magnolia 5K 5K Friday August 1, 2014, 5:00pm Kiln, MS Summer Beach 5K 5K Saturday, August 2 2014 8:00am Pass Christian, MS Lakefront Lighthouse Stroll 2 miles Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:00pm New Orleans, LA Red Dress Run Novelty Run Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00am New Orleans, LA Sharkweek Showdown Triathlon 1 mile kayak, 11 mile bike, 1.5 mile run Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00am Bay St. Louis, MS St. Charles Challenge 5K Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8:00am Picayune,…
  • Happy’s New Orleans 5K

    Becky White
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:07 am
    The Happy’s Irish Pub 5K was held yesterday in downtown New Orleans. The race was presented by New Orleans Running Systems, Happy’s, Varsity Sports, and Brooks. The 5K benefitted the Crimestoppers of New Orleans. After harassing my co-worker for the past week I finally convinced her to do this race with me.  As soon at 5:00pm hit I clocked out of work and we were on our way. Luckily the skies cleared up from the morning monsoon and the sun even made an appearance. Unfortunately it was hot…..really hot…….and HUMID. I was already sweating as soon as we get out…
  • Varsity Summer Series #3

    Becky White
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    The third race of the Varsity Sports Summer Series was held yesterday at Varsity Sports Mandeville. The theme for the event was the “Shirtless Shakedown” and was presented by Newton. Many of the men went sans shirt and the women donned variations of sport bra tops. My co-workers and I reported for duty at 5:00am yesterday but somehow I talked them into running the race with me when our shift ended at 5:00pm. Talk about some tough guys and gals. This is the third race “Team Mandeville Police” has participated in since May. Luckily for the runners the rain cleared up…
  • July Races

    Becky White
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Summer Series Race 2 Miles Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 7:00 PM City Park, New Orleans, LA Four on the Fourth 4 miles Friday July 4, 2014 7:30am Covington, LA Wesson Memorial 2M 2M run Friday July 4, 2014 8:00am Ocean Springs, MS Freedom Mile 1 mile Friday July 4, 2014 8:00am Baton Rouge, LA Crab Festival 5K 5K run, 1M run, 5K walk Saturday July 5, 2014 8:00am Bay St. Louis, MS Independence 5k 5k Saturday July 5, 2014 Pass Christian, MS Hotter Than Hell Marathon for RaceMD Marathon Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:00 AM Audubon Park, New Orleans, LA Varsity Sports Mandeville Summer Series #3 2 miles…
  • Summer Series June Bride Run

    Becky White
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    Yesterday Varsity Sports Mandeville hosted the second Summer Series 2 miler “June Bride.” Participants were encouraged to dress in their best wedding garb for great prizes from Asics. The race was also a Hot 100 event earning runners 5 big points. Race day started out rough. I was getting off of a 12 hour shift and we just switched back to dayshift so you can imagine the peach I had been all day. At 5pm I was on hour 19 of being awake. In addition to that I had been suffering from a bout of food poisoning. I was determined, however, to earn my precious Hot 100 points. I made it to…
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Why Furthering your Fitness Knowledge and Education is Important

    Blake Wade
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Knowledge on health and fitness has never been more readily available and popular. Almost every employer that offers health insurance will have some sort of health fair, guest speaker or health competition of some kind for the employees. Infomercials on TV, Facebook ads and the rising popularity of fitness in general have everyone up to speed on the latest health and fitness topics to some degree. With this in mind, being a personal trainer has never been harder from a knowledge and experience standpoint. Keeping up on current health topics and furthering your own knowledge has never been…
  • Train to Sustain Pt. 2

    GuestAuthor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    The following abdominal training is derived from the MMA Fight Club in Belgium.  Remember no abs, no legs, no legs, no fight. Check out Part 1 here. The Training Crunches:  Lie straight on your back with your legs up, tibia/fibula (shin) parallel to the floor. Do crunches, shoulders off the floor and then shoulders touching the floor. Repeat 20 times, then immediately go to; Legs down, knees bent, feet flat and palms of the hands on the floor, raising your Gluteus Maximus off the floor. 20 repetitions, then immediately go to; Legs down, knees bent, feet flat with arms crossing the chest. 20…
  • Keep Fitness Fun: It Pays To Play

    NFPT Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    There are plenty of people out there who don’t see fitness as fun. It is a very common excuse as to why people don’t want to go to the gym or work with a trainer. Making fitness fun for your clients is easier than you think. Use common, every day sports to promote a healthy lifestyle while also keeping it fun for your clients! Source: Sports-Management-Degrees.com The post Keep Fitness Fun: It Pays To Play appeared first on The NFPT Blog.
  • Train to Sustain

    GuestAuthor
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Fight Science has a YouTube clip of Bas Rutten (MMA Champion) striking an anatomically correct torso, equipped with synthetic organs (except for a spleen). The spleen came from a pig and was placed in the correct position within the torso. Bas proceeds to strike the torso with his unique hook/uppercut punch, torqued in a way that delivered 1300 pounds of force. The spleen ruptured. A ruptured spleen, untreated, will lead to death. If the spleen has to be surgically removed, then the liver assumes the spleen’s responsibility for fighting germs and coordinating the immune system. The spleen,…
  • Nutrition Planning

    Blake Wade
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    As a personal trainer you will be asked by most of your clients questions on nutrition and their diets. Everything from “What can I eat to lose weight?”, and “How many deep-fried donuts can I eat without getting fat?” You need to know how to answer these types of questions while staying in your scope of practice. Remember, you are not certified as a nutritionist or dietitian. Giving an exact meal plan to a client might seem like you’re doing them a huge service. But in reality you could be opening yourself up to danger. That is the kind of thing a dietitian or nutritionist…
 
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  • Gimme a Break

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    What’s the thing that you are most passionate about? What motivates you to get up in the morning, to stay up late, to keep going even when you’re totally spent? Maybe it’s your family, your kids, your job, your sport. The thing that drives you can be liberating, motivating, comforting… and exhausting. Especially if the
  • I Reflect on My Reflection

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    This is gonna sound pretty strange, but: I realized I have no idea what I look like to other people. This all came about because I was talking to a friend about how I might categorize myself in the way they ask you to on online dating sites. The options are things like curvy, big
  • Good Enough

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    So the other day we were talking about how sometimes we can be our own worst critics. I read a quote the other day about how we are so used to the face staring back at us in the mirror, we don’t realize how beautiful we might look to a stranger. I think it’s probably
  • No, For Real, Take My Money

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    If you had the ability to provide me with a product or service, and in exchange I would give you lots of money, that would be great, right? Now, what if you had the ability to provide me and millions of my friends with a product or service, and we would all give you lots
  • The Critic’s Corner

    Bethany Snyder (Big Fit Deal)
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Each of us is our own worst critic, right? Unless we’ve gotten a really horrendous haircut, the chances of someone else noticing our bad hair day is pretty slim. But when we look in the mirror? Mane disaster! Here’s another example: If I wear a top or a dress that is even the littlest bit
 
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  • How Safe Are Your Lungs From Alcohol?

    Shyamali Sharma
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:03 am
    Will it surprise you if I say that the first Thanksgiving Dinner didn’t include turkey or mashed potatoes, but probably wine or beer? At least, according to popular myth. Another tidbit, in  case you didn’t know. The melody of United States’ national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” was borrowed from a song which talks about the virtues of wine. Surprising, isn’t it? In case you begin to wonder, let me put my point straight. These facts and myths, invariably, signify alcohol to be a part of the United States’ culture. In fact, its a drink to…
  • Is Your Playlist Directing Your Thoughts?

    Samiiksha Rohilla
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Have you ever thought that Pink Floyd can amplify your memory? Or that the Beatles can help you memorize a verse? Imagine Coldplay assisting you out in your math problems. Sounds amazing, yet unimaginable, right?! Stupid, in fact. But an article I read recently, changed my perspective. Earlier, my relationship with music used to be like: “Headphones in, World is out. Here I hit, the play in my playlist. I, now hum my pain away, and push the worries to stray I can drain my strain. OH! Relaxed I can finally be, As, it’s just my music, and ME!” Be it getting through a rough day or bearing…
  • Open Up Your Body Like A Rocket

    Pranita Sohony
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    All of us have seen a rocket shoot up. Haven’t we? We have seen them ejecting hot gases and fumes, and remnants of used up fuel, which become absolutely useless for the rocket. We have seen how that process helps rocket propel itself into the space. I’m a yogini. I’m supposed to be talking about yoga. Then why am I discussing rocket science today?! Because, the human body and mind are just like the rocket which you can see on the right. The fuel for the human mind is ‘emotion’. It keeps the human mind on the go however, only the required emotions should be kept…
  • Yoga Poses: Cow Face Pose (Gomukhasana)

    Pranita Sohony
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:50 am
    The Cow Face Pose or the Gomukhasana (pronounced as goh-moo-KHA-sah-nah) is a restorative and stretching seated pose, which helps one relax deeply. It is a good pose for athletes who require strong arms. The pose is quite a good chest opener and helps prepare one for pranayama. Health Benefits The cow face pose is a good stretch pose for the limbs, that is, the thighs, ankles, hips, armpits, triceps and chest. This pose straightens the spine, improves body posture and relieves pain in the hips and lower body. Gomukhasana increases the mobility of shoulders, tones the abdomen and also…
  • How Fat Can Make You Brain Dead

    Namrata Diengdoh
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:42 am
    Exercise is directly proportional to the functions of a healthy brain as much as foods. Also foods which are high in cholesterol and saturated fats are inversely proportional to it. Did I just confuse you? It’s a simple logic actually. Exercising keeps our body healthy and fit, while fat rich diets make it sloppy. The above lines mean, that if we do not control our fat intake we might just end up with a sloppy brain too. The worst-case scenario could be Alzheimer’s disease or being brain dead !![1] I know it is shocking but nonetheless true. While doing a research of my own, on how…
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  • 8 Little Known Facts About Depression

    RLion
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Did you know these facts about depression? The list we compiled right here may amaze you. Feeling sad or “depressed” can happen to all of us. It goes away eventually. However, for some people it does not, and they can stay that way for weeks, even months. At that point depression becomes a disorder, and can affect your mind as well as your body. Being a mental disorder more than a physical one, there are many misconceptions about depression. It is a disease that does not manifest itself clearly on your body, and this lowers our understanding of it as what we can not see we can not…
  • 5 Benefits of Sleeping Naked

    RLion
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Have you ever tried sleeping naked? Are you aware that there are many benefits to it? Read this list and find out. After a long day at work trapped in a stuffy dress and a pair of uncomfortable shoes nothing beats getting home, undressing and getting in bed. No tall shoes, no necktie. Sleeping naked gives us a sense of freedom that not only benefits our spirit, but also our body. Here is a short list that sums up the benefits of sleeping naked: 1. It Makes You Comfortable You feel at easy with your body, and learn to know more about it. This can benefit your social skills and make you feel…
  • Best Ways to Burn Calories During the Summer Holidays

    RLion
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    How to burn calories with simple and fun summer activities. The best way to burn calories is having fun! Gaining a couple of pounds is normal during the summer holidays. You get a larger appetite than usual, and eat out most of the time. When on vacation, the best way to burn calories is having fun. Follow this list of summer activities to lay off the extra pounds before they even have time to appear! Swimming Do not just lie sunbathing in the sun while at the beach; get up once in a while and have a nice swim. Not only will the water cool you down, but swimming is one of the easy ways to…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Relaxing Music Downloads of the Week – Relaxing Jazz Music

    RLion
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Different topic, different music, different sounds for joining your free relaxing music downloads of the week, today we are talking about relaxing jazz music. Usually, people have many different ways with which they can relax, especially if we have to consider the musical tastes. Today we would like to give you a new way of relaxation through jazz music. While this musical style is considered difficult to define improvisation, we could say, is consistently regarded as being one of its key elements. Jazz was born in the first years of 20° century in New Orleans, Louisiana from Buddy Bolden, a…
  • Can Meditation and Spiritual Practices Stop the Aging Process?

    RLion
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Can different types of meditation and spiritual practices actually slow the aging process? Find out how spirituality affects us physically by reading this article. How does the aging process work? A being starts aging when our cells divide but cannot copy efficiently the DNA as they once did. As we get older, the capability of copying the information in our chromosomes gets less effective; the DNA copied wears down with each division. When we get too old, our cells simply lose their ability to divide: this is also the reason why when an elderly person breaks a bone, it will take longer to…
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  • What Are the Best Foods to Eat Before Running

    GoToRunning
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Eating the right foods before, during and after you go running is important not only to have the energy for your workout, but also to help you avoid cramps and even lose weight. The trick is finding what kind of food are best for you, how much to eat, and when to eat. If you eat too much food before your workout, you’ll feel sluggish and uncomfortable. On the other hand, if you eat too little food, you won’t have all the fuel you need to finish your run, specially if you are going to be running for more than an hour. And not only that. The right meal after you go running can help…
  • Chi Running How-To: YouTube Video Demonstration

    GoToRunning
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Chi running is one of the most popular running techniques today, and for good reason. It’s supposed to help you improve your running efficiency and performance. And not only that, it’s also meant to help you reduce, prevent and recover from injuries. The technique was developed by Danny Dreyer and it’s an integration of T’ai Chi principles and running. Watch the video to find out: Is Chi running for new runners or for seasoned ones? The real benefits benefit of Chi running and why you should be doing it How to start Chi running The basic elements of a good running posture…
  • Minimalistic Running Shoes: How Safe Are They?

    GoToRunning
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Minimalistic running shoes seem like a good idea. After all, running is an old, old sport. And running shoes, as we know them today, are a pretty new invention. Minimalistic shoes seem to be a good compromise between running barefoot and still get some for of protection for your fee. Now the question is: how safe are they? Watch the video and pay attention to what a medical professional have to say about them.  
  • The Best Running Shoes for Women: Basic Stuff You Need to Know

    GoToRunning
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Ok, here is the thing. If every body knew exactly what kind of shoes they need, less people will get a running injury. After all, besides good running form and genetics, wearing the right shoes is one of the leading factors when it comes to running safely. Watch this short video about how to find the best running shoes. It’s just basic stuff we all need to know and remember. What do you think? Are you wearing the right shoe for your foot and pronation type?
  • Post Run Stretches: Running Stretches to Avoid Running Injuries

    GoToRunning
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:54 pm
    If you want to avoid running injuries, you know that stretching is essential. Even when you are short of time after you finish your morning run, or just hate the whole idea of stretching, you should really consider adding some flexibility exercises to your workouts. Here is a great video showing some great stretching exercises you can do after running. Check it out!
 
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    Skill Based Fitness

  • Will I Get ‘Bulky’ If I Lift Weights?

    Darren Beattie
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    No doubt you may have guessed by now that I’m a big fan of weight training.  And not in the lift five pounds, fifteen times to get ‘toned,’ kind of way either… Quite simply put there isn’t a form of exercise out there that has so many upsides and so few downsides when you learn [...]
  • Why You Should STOP Doing SitUps

    Darren Beattie
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    (And what to do instead…) I don’t want to be an alarmist, I just want to start out by being honest today. I wish the ‘Crunch’ and ‘Sit-Up’ would mostly just die already. Like skinny jeans, they are dramatically overused and often inappropriate… If I see, or read the phrase, ‘try this awesome ab workout [...]
  • Why Carbs Matter…

    Darren Beattie
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
    Just like the 1970′s and 80′s demonized fat for a generation to come, I fear that we are currently doing the same thing to carbohydrates. More and more often I hear people offering up colloquialisms like, “there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.” Which makes me fear for our future from a nutrition standpoint, [...]
  • Values: Guiding Principles

    Darren Beattie
    30 May 2014 | 1:00 am
    But you can go through a moral compass development process… And there is no better time than now. About 3 years ago, around the time I quit working for someone else and took things into my own hands, I became deeply entrenched in goal research. I even started a book, got about twelve chapters deep [...]
  • Why Do I Need a Coach?

    Darren Beattie
    13 May 2014 | 4:45 am
    Everytime I meet someone new I will often be asked this question as it pertains to the services I provide. I’ve always seen such great value in being coached and mentored by someone else that I think I’ve overlooked why many people might resist being coached or mentored by other people. If you’ve grown up [...]
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    YourFitness.ie

  • 28 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am

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

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

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

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

    Patrick MacKeogh
    5 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
      A great example for Personal Trainings Clients to see how we do it. Not by any means perfect, but the strategy for fat lean and lean muscle support are there. I kept to my goal of 1% a week this week (haven eaten the following). This is a busy weeks eating, with realistic strategies and issues to overcome. Pink indicates a training day and green a non training day (or low intensity cardio). The blue numbers are there to reference what Ive done at certain points.  - Overview You can see I have gone for high protein and high fiber in my main meals, and tried to keep my snacks to the…
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    User Ratings and Reviews: Vitamins And Dietary Supplements

  • 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 Benefits What 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…
  • Custom Protein Powder Mix Generator—Getting Started Guide

    Serge Souprayen
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Custom Protein Powder Mix Generator—Getting Started Guide Making 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 enlarge First, let’s identify the various tools you have at your disposal. At the upper left of the Custom…
  • Cytomax Reviews (Cytosport)

    Serge Souprayen
    19 May 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Cytomax Reviews (Cytosport) I have not tried many intra workout drinks but have to say that cytomax really delivers on endurance. The name Cytosport ‘s been on the market for a few years, well established within the sports nutrition world . In contrast, it was only recently that I’ve tried Cytomax Performance Drink and now got the chance of writing my honest review on this product. I bought the tropical fruit punch flavor and smelled awesome upon opening the tub, It appears that Cytomax is very easy to mix . i mixed 2 scoops (50 grams) with 25 oz of water and shake a few times quickly…
  • Nytric EFX Pro Reviews (All American EFX)

    Serge Souprayen
    30 Apr 2014 | 7:50 am
    Nytric EFX Pro Reviews (All American EFX) This was my first Nitric Oxide (N.O.) product , so I had no idea what to expect. A good starting point for an objective review right? I choose this product because it was very inexpensive, only $16 on sale for some reasons so i went ahead and purchased my first N.O. product. I started taking 2 tabs on my first training day and the second training 3 tabs and third training day took 4 tabs and found my sweet spot on that day. so from that day on whenever i go training i take 4 tabs one hour before training. I did not take this product on rest days. more…
 
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    Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC » Blog

  • 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.
  • Donut Cut Calories!

    Doug
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:44 am
    If you severely restrict the number of calories ingested, you could eat nothing but fried doughnuts and still loose weight. There is a better way and it does not involve dieting, calorie math or doughnut binging. Its no secret, most people have tried and failed when it comes to dieting. The simple reason is because diets rarely address cravings, hunger, […] The post Donut Cut Calories! appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • Sensitive Soles Perform Better

    Doug
    4 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    Factoid: Activating the small nerve endings on the plantar aspect (bottom) of the foot prior to exercise or sporting endeavor will not only make you faster and stronger but will also increase the intensity with which your core muscles react. Wake up your soles and perform better! Do you want to move optimally, increase strength and […] The post Sensitive Soles Perform Better appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
  • The House of Carbs

    Doug
    22 May 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Car·bo·hy·drate: - any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and  including sugars, starch, and cellulose. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body. (Commonly referred to as: Carbs). Let’s be very clear […] The post The House of Carbs appeared first on Joachim's Training - Personal Trainer NYC.
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    Muscle Building Workouts, Weight Loss Strategies, Healthy Eating Tips | InstallingMuscles.com

  • 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…
  • Yoga Vs Weight training — 5 Fitness Factors Decide Who’s the Big Daddy

    Krupesh Padave
    28 Jun 2014 | 5:05 am
    It is a classic East Vs West battle that has been fought for decades, with experts on both sides having their say on which training method is the best. Being fitness lovers, we at InstallingMuscles like both. But, the very thought is intriguing and so we set out to dig into the subject checking facts and figures to come up with an impartial answer based on 5 key fitness metrics. Read on, to know how the mystery unfolds.Round One – Overall StrengthOverall strength is a factor that is very important. In this harsh world a show of solidarity & strength is very important and few can…
  • Boot Out Fatigue With These 5 Smart Lifestyle Changes

    Ashwin Kak
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
    Do you feel like being tired all the time? We’re not just talking drowsy here, but totally worn out, both mentally and physically; in that case you may be fighting fatigue. Fatigue is not the same as feeling sleepy; instead, it’s an overwhelming lack of energy. Overcoming it could be more difficult than you think, but with these five smart lifestyle changes the task may just get a tad easier. Here’s how.Attention! Sleep Dose requiredMost adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep a night. This can be a challenge, but being well rested is very important for your health, your career…
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    Deadlift Workouts

  • 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.
  • Deadlift Tip #7 – Explode & Complete

    admin
    29 Jun 2014 | 9:46 pm
    The initial pull on the deadlift is another critical component. Not only is the stance important, the way you pull & how you pull will make a significant impact on the weight you can use. Here is the technique to use when working your sets. Use a compensatory acceleration type training when performing your working sets. Compensatory acceleration training or CAT for short. CAT is basically the idea of performing reps as explosively as possible without breaking form. Doing so, allows you to build up as much force as you can to complete the lift. Now to round this out, stick to the deadlift…
  • Tip # 6 – The Initial Pull

    admin
    28 Jun 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Ok, so we have 6 tips so far. Hopefully one of these tips actually served some help. Good news is, we are not done yet. Recapping, we covered mindset, stance, positioning, grip, stretching and now the pulling execution. The point of getting into position and beginning the deadlift is easy. What about the point of pulling the weight from the floor? Getting it wrong in the portion of the exercise will mean the difference between getting stronger or getting weaker. The key in the pulling portion of the deadlift is to not let your hips rise faster than your shoulders do. I repeat, do not let your…
  • Deadlifting Week Of Tips – #5 – Grip

    admin
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Grip is probably a given, but you would be surprised how many neglect their deadlift grip. Strong grip equals more weight and more power. A strong grip is essential for pulling more weight, but here is something that you probably didn’t know. As you grab the bar tighter or make a tight fish, your central nervous system activates and more muscles become involved! Shocked! So was I! There are many ways to build grip. From holding heavy barbells or dumbbells for hours on end to hanging from a pull-up bar like a monkey for half a day. Which way you decide is up to you! However, we will be…
  • Deadlifting Tip #4 – Employ Static Stretching

    admin
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    Stretching is not just for pilates or Yoga anymore. It can also aid in some weight training benefits. Static stretching requires an immense amount of force production. There are however studies that have shown static stretching to decrease performance. This true, but there are times when that can be neglected. Take a segment in the deadlift. When the glutes lockout in the deadlift, they become a resistance to the hips during that brief moment. That resistance can be negated by employing static stretching before your big deadlift day. Perform a dynamic warm-up and then stretch your hip flexors…
 
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    Mercola Peak Fitness

  • Beginners Guide to Strength Training

    Dr. Mercola
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Strength training is an integral part of any well-rounded exercise program, regardless of your age or gender. Unfortunately, many ignore strength training when designing their exercise plan, thinking it's only for those who want to "bulk up." However, nothing could be farther from the truth! Put to rest any worries that weight training is going to make you look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, because your muscle growth is controlled mostly by your genes and food intake, and very few have the potential to become muscle bound. The size of your muscles is also limited by your age,…
  • Starting a Backyard Flock

    Dr. Mercola
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola In the video above, Naomi Montacre, co-founder of Naomi's Organic Farm Supply in Portland, Oregon, shares some of the basic considerations you need to take when deciding whether to raise chickens in your own backyard. For starters, realize that chickens live upwards of 12 years, and even up to 20, so you’re making a long-term commitment. If you’re even slightly familiar with the many problems of commercial egg farming, perhaps you’ve taken the step of finding a healthier, more humane source for your eggs, like a farmer’s market or direct from a local farm. For some,…
  • HIIT Your Workout

    none
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By MASH Up Conditioning: There have been many exposures in the media about the extreme effectiveness of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) due to the numerous health benefits from elevated levels of human growth hormone (HGH). Studies have shown that HGH can be increased as high as 771% following a high-intensity workout. Benefits of HGH include: Reducing stress levels Preventing disease Achieving health and wellness goals more quickly Increasing lean muscle mass Minimizing the aging process Enhancing energy levels Improving fitness performance Decreasing body fat How does HIIT trigger…
  • Secret Habits of Successful Exercisers

    Dr. Mercola
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Do you have a healthy relationship with exercise? If not, it could be sabotaging your efforts—just as an unhealthy relationship with food can sabotage your dietary goals. If you find that you aren’t getting the fitness ball rolling, or you can’t seem to stick with it, you may need to change some of your habits or change how you THINK about exercise. An article titled “9 Habits of People with a Healthy Relationship to Exercise” recently appeared in the Huffington Post.1 Some of their points may seem obvious—like avoiding types of exercise that you hate, as this…
  • 6 Reasons to Drink Coffee Before Your Workout

    Dr. Mercola
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola If you're like many people, you may start your day with a cup of coffee. According to Health Magazine,1 about half of American adults stick to this daily ritual, despite conventional warnings that coffee might not be all that good for you. My own understanding of coffee's virtues and risks was greatly enhanced by my 2011 interview with Ori Hofmekler, author of The Warrior Diet and Unlocking the Muscle Gene, who has researched coffee extensively. Ori explained how coffee, when consumed in the right way, can in fact be used as a health and fitness enhancing tool. There are…
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    How To Gain Weight

  • Even If Your Original Dreams Don’t Work Out, You Should Continue On Dreaming

    Peter
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Watching the happy faces of the German players after they had won the World Cup, I thought back to my childhood. Once I had dreams of being in their place, enjoying the emotions that they had been experiencing. I too had wanted to be a World Champion, to score the winning goal and to hold up the Cup for all the world to see. Yet here I am, sitting at home, watching the television and realizing that most of the players on the field are younger than me. The dreams that I had in childhood never came to fruition. I think about it and imagine how close I had been. As a kid, I had been playing with…
  • Kick-Ass Tunes To Pump You Up

    Peter
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:10 am
    I don’t know what it is with music, but it has a very interesting effect on your emotions. Some songs can uplift you, some others can make you feel down, some can make you think, and some have the effect of pumping you up. I often listen to songs to try to pump myself up. Youtube is an amazing resource for these types of songs (80s edition ). Here are some of my favorites: What are yours? image 1
  • You Weren’t Born With A Silver Spoon In Your Mouth

    Peter
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:07 am
    You weren’t born with a silver spoon in your mouth. You did not start off with the advantages that some others have. You ain’t no Brody Jenner, with his face, his money and his time… Should you just give up on life? That ain’t the way to go. You need to go on fighting. Struggle creates champions. You weren’t the only one who has had to overcome challenges in order to be the man you want to be. “Damn, I am so skinny!” “Damn, I am so short!” “Damn, I am so fat!” “Damn, I am so poor!” “Damn, I am so…
  • Who Do You Want To Be?

    Peter
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    If you could be perfect, who would you be? Answering this rhetorical question can tell you a lot about yourself, your values and your goals. Just imagine in an ideal situation, how would you want to look like, what would you want to know, how would you like to behave? I started this blog in order to share tips and things that I learned on gaining weight and bulking up, but on the way, I discovered that it’s more than that. There is a reason why people want to gain weight and muscles. It’s just a piece of a bigger part. You need to know this bigger part in order to keep you…
  • Get Some True Love! Be A Dog Owner

    Peter
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    You know who will always love you in sickness and in health? Think about it! Wait for it…wait for it… A dog! A dog is always happy to see you. When you come home from work, cranky and miserable, the dog is always there to greet you, really happy that you are back. The dog will be wagging its tail, jumping up and down and squealing in sounds of joy. Sure, they might bring over the ball for you to throw as well, but the dog will always be there when you come. Whether you own a small dog or a big dog, or something in between, the dog always loves its owner. Even if the owner…
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    CASS FITNESS

  • 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…
  • CASS Fitness SLOW BURN Workout by Matt Bible

    mattbible
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Are you looking for a challenge? Are you looking to spice up your routine and dive into the unknown? You may like the results of what I am about to share! This workout is NOT easy. However, it can be tailored to your current strength and ability. I created this workout based on learning the slow burn push-up from DDP Yoga. Each repetition should take nine seconds. DDP did the lowering or the eccentric phase of the push-up for three seconds. He then held the isometric static position for three seconds. Your chest is almost touching the ground, and your arms are pretty much holding your body…
  • A Journey into a Healthy Lifestyle by Aaron Mayfield

    mattbible
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:21 am
    I’m fat…. Let that sink in for a second.  It’s true I joke about it, but in reality I am, and it’s very unhealthy.  I’m 31 years old and I’m fat. I have no one to blame but myself.  I let myself get this way and I was ok with it.  I used to be an active person playing basketball and football regularly, and then one day I just stopped.  I would love to blame it on depression and a bad break up, but that was just the catalyst and it continued on for about 9 years. At my heaviest, I was close to 350 lbs and as of January this year, I was 301 lbs.     Then something…
 
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    Anytime Fitness Blog

  • How Much Water Should I Drink Daily?

    Cassie Johnston
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Do you ever ask yourself, "How much water should I drink daily?" Well staying hydrated might not be as cut-and-dry as eight glasses a day. The post How Much Water Should I Drink Daily? appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 4 Easy Ways You Can Disconnect From Your Tech

    Erin Klegstad
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Try just one of these easy ways to disconnect from your tech for an eye opening experience to reconnect with yourself and the world around you! The post 4 Easy Ways You Can Disconnect From Your Tech appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Unique Lunches You’ve Been Dreaming Of

    Carly Sippel
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    These unique lunches will make you forgot your usual brown bag lunch and enjoy something healthy and different. The post 10 Unique Lunches You’ve Been Dreaming Of appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 7 Sweet and Sweaty Articles For Your Weekend Reading

    Amanda Ingle
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    In this week's link roundup: A tabata bodyweight workout, grilled watermelon salad, and more! The post 7 Sweet and Sweaty Articles For Your Weekend Reading appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 26 Healthier Appetizers To Bring To Any Party

    Carly Sippel
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    Don't know what to bring to the party? Bring one of these healthier appetizers for a snack you can enjoy, too! The post 26 Healthier Appetizers To Bring To Any Party appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Lean On Life

  • Processed Foods Banned Everywhere But Still Sold In US

    Lean On Life Health & Fitness Team
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Nowadays, Americans are becoming more cautious about what they eat on a daily basis. Did you know that several foods sold in America are quite inferior to same foodstuffs sold in other countries? Indeed, you’ll be surprised to know that … Read More → The post Processed Foods Banned Everywhere But Still Sold In US appeared first on Lean On Life.
  • Study: ‘Five Second Rule’ Not Just A Myth

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

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

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

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

  • How to prevent knee pain when cycling {runner's knee exercises}

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    Cycling is supposed to save your knees right?? People have been preaching that sermon to me since I started running: “you need to do something lower impact to save your knees”. Ahh if I had a dollar.. My pain is your gain because I’ve now learned about runner’s knee from a whole new perspective. When my hips started to hurt {from being out of alignment} I could bike without pain, so as any distance runner would…I climbed aboard and went for LONG rides. Never once considering that a new workout might pin point some weakness in my body or cause other issues.  My knee swelling up…
  • Could your pain be all in your head?

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Race week injuries. We've attributed them to over training and "taper madness" for years, but we still believe something physically must be wrong. This post is going to piss off some a lot of runners. Your pain is all in your head. Back up, reverse, start from the beginning:5 years ago I had IT Band pain that sidelined me for months. It no longer even made sense, as I wasn’t running, I’d done all the PT and more importantly…it hurt when I was just sitting still. The only kind of injury that should hurt when you aren’t doing anything is pretty major, not a strained muscle. At this…
  • Post workout recovery drink to fight inflammation

    28 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Millennial Central for Evolution Fresh. I received coupons for Evolution Fresh juices to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. How much thought do you put in to your post workout recovery? Quick foam roll? Epsom salt bath? Ice bath {you’re insane}? Yoga, meditation, swiftly logging on to Instagram to share your amazing run before you’ve even had time to wipe the sweat from your face? For me inflammation fighting starts with food. When life is clicking along just fine, it’s…
  • 16 Healthy Ways to cook with Tahini {giving away 6 cases!}

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
    Admit it you’re addicted to nut butters. Time to expand your horizons from peanut and almond to Tahnini! I’m sure some of you are fans already, but if it’s new to you tahini is simply ground sesame seeds that is nice and creamy like peanut butter.  At least that’s all it contains if you get a quality brand like Once Again Nut Butter.Source carrot and beet root slaw Tahini is often used in hummus and is a staple for many Middle Eastern dishes. You’ve probably been noshing on it for years without evening realizing it. Other quickie ways to incorporate it: Mix with Greek yogurt…
 
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    The Supplementality

  • 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,…
  • What’s the Best BCAA Supplement?

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

  • Healthy Ways To Wake Up In The Morning

    Mark Andrews
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    If "Rise and Shine" is a little more like "Hit Snooze and Whine" each morning, try out these ideas for a healthier start to the each day.
  • Why We Should Drink Water

    Mark Andrews
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    It's the most important thing we can do for our body, and yet often, drinking water gets overlooked. If you're not getting your quota of water each day, here are just a few reasons why you should make an immediate change, and make water a priority in your life.
  • Sumptuous Smoothie

    Jenny
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    This is a lovely juice/smoothie combo that is my 'go to' drink of choice to take out on the road. It keeps me topped up and provides a powerhouse of nutrients. It's super easy to make and tastes rather lovely! You'll need a juicer and blender.
  • Starfruit Smoothie

    Mark Andrews
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    This truly tropical smoothie combines some great Asian flavors to give a refreshing tasty drink.
  • Bursting Berry Smoothie

    Mark Andrews
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    For a tremendously tantalizing tasty smoothie, treat yourself and try this bursting berry smoothie, packed full of antioxidants and vitamins. A smoothie a day helps keep disease at bay.
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    Sai Fitness Tips

  • Raining? Try These Mouth-watering and Healthy Onion Fritters (Pokaras)

    saifitnesstips
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    How about trying a cup of tea and super delicious yet healthy onion fritters while sitting on your terrace and enjoying the showers? Well! If this interests you, why not to try the recipe of easy to cook and tasty onion fritters. Ingredients You Need: Gram Flour Chopped onions Olive/Sunflower oil Chopped coriander leaves Finely […]
  • Explore The Benefits of Having Bananas Daily

    saifitnesstips
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:10 pm
    An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” Right? But, do you know that consuming bananas daily is four times more beneficial than eating apples per day. This horned shaped fruit is probably one of the most wonderful fruits that energize and heal. There are so many diseases and health conditions which can be prevented […]
  • Do Not Let Yourself Fall Victim to Dengue This Monsoon!

    saifitnesstips
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:02 am
    Despite all the relief they bring, showers of monsoon are not always welcomed with an open heart by those who are disease-prone and can catch infections easily. But, do not let this happen to you and prevent yourself from the dangerous dengue fever, which becomes a common feature during monsoons. Let us have a quick […]
  • Five Beverages You Should Avoid For The Health Reasons

    saifitnesstips
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Beverages are the indispensable part of your day-to-day life. But, unfortunately the market is deluged with the kind of beverages that can ruin your health. There are only a few beverages like green tea or buttermilk which can have a positive impact on your health. If you are health-conscious and particular about the food you […]
  • Some Facts About Eggs That You Do Not Know

    saifitnesstips
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    So, eggs are your favorite food for the breakfast. Right? All of you know that eggs are one of the best foods for your health and are the richest source of protein. But, given here are some of the facts which you do not know and would love to explore. Let us have a quick […]
 
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    The Strength & Conditioning Blog

  • 5 Highly Effective Bodyweight Exercises

    Sean Hogan
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    By guest blogger Henry CroftBodyweight exercises are commonly overlooked in the majority of strength and conditioning routines today. Walk in to any air-conditioned gymnasium up and down the country and you’ll more than likely see too much emphasis placed on flashy isolation machines and gimmicky bits of equipment that wouldn't look out of place on the Starship Enterprise.Which is a shame, because not only are bodyweight exercises a highly effective and tried and tested way to develop strength and conditioning, they also present many other advantages.For example, they do not…
  • Why EVERYONE Should Walk (from Morbidly Obese to Meathead)

    Sean Hogan
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:51 am
    By Guest Blogger Jack TylerIt doesn’t matter if you’re obese, an athlete or an average Joe – you should be walking.Not only is walking one of the most effective ways to lose fat, walking is a POWERFUL tool for increasing your quality of life – lose fat, increase knowledge, maintain muscle mass, reduce stress, increase mobility and promote recovery, all with a simple stroll.This is a must read, but more importantly – a must do.When?If you want to burn fat, the best time to walk is in the morning. The theory begin that upon awakening you have depleted glycogen stores (low in carbs)…
  • Why Strength Training Is Important For Runners

    Sean Hogan
    20 May 2014 | 3:36 am
    One of the most overlooked protocols for runners is strength training.The majority of runners just, well, run.And while this is naturally the best way to improve endurance and speed, including other training protocols into your workout regime such and strength training (often referred to as resistance training) is a great way to further improve running performance and efficiency, prevent injury, and make you an altogether more balanced athlete. In this article I’m going to address a few of these benefits in more detail.Injury PreventionUnfortunately, injury and running are synonymous -…
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    Fitzala

  • Strength training at home #2: a no equipment workout for you!

    jenni
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last week you hopefully saw the lower body workout. Here’s the upper body companion! As I mentioned in that post, we all have things in our home that we can use to get stronger. Just like you go to the gym and lift heavy things, you have plenty of heavy things in your home that can function as a dumbbell or barbell. As long as you’re being safe and smart about it, there’s no reason why you can’t get in a good strength workout at home. So take that beer box we made last week and let’s get to work on that upper body. You can use this and the lower body workout by…
  • Strength training at home: a no equipment workout for you!

    jenni
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There’s plenty of ways to get in a good strength workout at home. Chances are, you own a few books either from school, work, or pleasure. Now, let’s take those books, pack them tightly in to a box, and use them to workout. Yep! You can get in a workout from your beer habit. (And no, 12 oz curls don’t count) All you need is a small box (a sturdy beer case works) and duct tape. Wrap it up nice and tight so I’m not responsible for books cascading on to your toes. Plus a few more books, maybe some tools, and a towel to prevent anything from moving around. You want your…
  • 16 Family friendly summer snacks (that are healthy too!)

    jenni
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Summer is hot. And fun. And tiring. There’s no question about that. Which is why it’s important to keep you and your family happy and healthy during the fun summer months. Snacks to fuel our busy lives can make a huge difference in mood and energy levels. Children need sustenance since they’re so active and we need it while chasing after them. The issue with many traditional and store-bought snacks is the amount of processed ingredients and sugar. Fortunately, there’s a ton of wonderful bloggers out there who share their healthy and family-friendly recipes with the…
  • Fitzala’s Life in the Day #20

    jenni
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July. It’s such a fun holiday – I always love the fireworks and summer bbqs! This year, we worked all day. Yep, all day long, we worked on the 4th of July. And it was so worth it. Our home feels so much bigger without that ugly wall there. I’m still living in a construction zone, but that’s ok. Next steps are finishing the ceilings, painting walls, building an island, and flooring. Breakfast Umm, whoops? I skipped breakfast for the first time in forever. To be perfectly honest, I still hadn’t recovered from our…
  • Why protein is the best macronutrient ever

    jenni
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’ve read any of my articles about diet and nutrition, you know that I recommend a high protein diet. There’s many reasons I do this, but the primary reason is that a high protein diet helps you lose weight. Protein is not only filling, but it’s satisfying. Have you ever noticed how hard it is to finish that big steak when you’re out at a restaurant? Protein preserves your muscle when you’re dieting. Trimming down is made easier because the fat peels away to reveal pretty muscle underneath. Another less touted fact is that protein helps your skin. Have I…
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    Articles

  • WHY THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD PUMP IRON AND EAT MORE PROTEIN

    Dayne Hudson
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I hear it too many times, and see it too often. I want to be heard loud and clear to all in the world: NEVER STOP LIFTING AND EATING HIGH PROTEIN! And this article isn't just specific to those over 50, who fall into the marketing trap of exercise classes and low protein diets, believing (incorrectly) that such a road is for the younger generation, and there is no benefit to be gained by them. Well this couldn't be more incorrect.Tags: NutritionTraining
  • WILL LIFTING WEIGHTS MAKE YOU LIVE LONGER?

    Dayne Hudson
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    The benefits of lifting weights are all well documented. However, could pumping the iron actually increase our life expectancy?  New research (1) suggests the more muscle mass older people have, the less likely they are to die prematurely.Tags: Training
  • WHY LOW CARB DIETING ISN'T THE WAY FORWARD

    Dayne Hudson
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:46 pm
    There's no one who hasn't heard it before. "I'm going to eat low carb foods for a while, I'm trying to lose weight." But just how effective is low carbohydrate dieting for weight loss and performance? Is it really what it's cracked up to be? REDUCED POWER - LESS GROWTH One of the big problems with low carbohydate dieting is that your energy output decreases (1).Tags: Nutrition
  • REST PERIODS - WHAT'S THE BEST BET?

    Dayne Hudson
    20 May 2014 | 12:43 am
    It's a popular question: "what are the best rest periods for muscle growth?" Most gym goers have an opinion on this. Whilst there's a lot of misinformation in regards to this topic spread frequently, the currently available scientific data sheds some light on what choices we should be making.Tags: Training
  • THE TRUTH ABOUT FRUCTOSE

    Dayne Hudson
    6 May 2014 | 5:33 am
    We've all heard it before. "Forget about fructose, it's bad for you." Fructose (and glucose in general as well) has been dealt a bad wrap by lots of health "experts" over the years, who claim it's a deadly and toxic substance. I've even heard people advise those dieting for a particular event, not to eat fructose, because it will hinder fat loss and cause further weight gain.Tags: Nutrition
 
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    Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable

  • Watery Eyes: The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Hannah Richards
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    ‘Watery Eyes’ is the term used to describe the excess production of tears, which flow out of the eye and down the cheek. The condition is caused either by the over-production of tears (lacrimation) or insufficient tear drainage (epiphora). These problems can result from eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, an eye injury, blocked tear ducts, […] You are Reading Watery Eyes: The Causes, Symptoms and Treatments by Hannah Richards, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • The most Common Health Hazards Associated with Household Pets

    Casey Haslem
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    Pets can bring great joy to their families and households. However, it is important to keep your pets healthy in order to provide security and safety for your family. Here are several common health hazards that your pet can introduce to your home without you realizing it. Allergies Pets with fur, especially long haired animals, […] You are Reading The most Common Health Hazards Associated with Household Pets 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+
  • Things to Take Care of before Heading to Emergency Care

    Zyana Morris
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    It’s Sunday evening you and your family are having a relaxing, sunny day when suddenly your son returns with a broken ankle from the soccer field or it’s Saturday night when suddenly your little daughter is burning with fever. These are certain situations where every parent has been trapped once, you want to take your […] You are Reading Things to Take Care of before Heading to Emergency Care by Zyana Morris, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Common Oral Care Mistakes to Avoid

    Tin Vergara
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    Did you know? According to World Health Organization or WHO, 60-90% of school kids are suffering from dental cavities. This is the reason why starting early on with proper dental hygiene is critical for parents and their children. After all, we usually take these dental habits to adulthood, and will mostly teach the same to […] You are Reading Common Oral Care Mistakes to Avoid by Tin Vergara, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • 9 Things to Consider When Selecting the Ideal Dental Filling

    Ali Fakhimi
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    For dental fillings in and near San Diego dentists can offer you a choice from two types of material. One is metallic, or amalgam, and has been around since before the Civil War. The other is the newer resin, or composite, material. Amalgam Fillings Amalgam fillings have a silver or darker coloring. The dentist applies […] You are Reading 9 Things to Consider When Selecting the Ideal Dental Filling by Ali Fakhimi, 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

  • The benfit 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…
  • 4 Common mistakes that most treadmill buyers make when purchasing

    Tania Prieto Perez
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you decided to buy a treadmill? Well done! You have invested in your health! Running lovers tend to turn up nose at treadmills because the culture of running is doing it outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. If you are fortunate to live in a place with nice weather and some safe trails and parks, you can enjoy running outside, but not all of us are that lucky. If you want to save yourself lots of money, stay away from these 4 common mistakes that most treadmill buyers make when purchasing: 1. Just look at the “packing” or surface When you are looking at different treadmills, do not be…
  • To brand or not to brand… Reasons fitness equipment companies charge you more

    Tania Prieto Perez
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    To brand or not to brand… that is the question. How do you decide on the right fitness equipment for you? Do you stay loyal to name brands? Are you a runner who looks for the best deals on the market? In every fitness equipment store or web, you have a choice. You can purchase the brand name product or you can select the knock off. We are all surrounded of fitness advertising. Wherever you look at, there is an advert that has been placed there to catch your attention and make you desire that product either because it is the best remedy to tone up, it is the perfect product to seduce men or…
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    TodaysFitnessTrainer.com

  • Fitness Tip of the Day #19

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #19 appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Focus on having a positive attitude towards your challenges Fitness Tip of the Day: Focus on having a positive attitude towards your challenges. Have you ever been in a group fitness class and wondered why some people are super happy and excited to be doing plank holds and push-ups, while others (maybe even yourself) are cursing under your breath, wanting to punch the instructor in the teeth?  Do you find yourself wondering: Are they “superhuman”? Do they not “feel” the agony I’m…
  • Mind-Body Podcast Episode 1: Awareness and Mindfulness

    upright
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    The post Mind-Body Podcast Episode 1: Awareness and Mindfulness appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Welcome to the very first edition of the “Mind-Body Forum”.  The Mind-Body Forum brings together professionals from around the world to discuss topics relating to a 360 approach to fitness, health, and wellness.  Each week we focus on a topic relating to fitness and exercise, sports performance, rehabilitation, and everything in between! Inspired by a year filled with major sporting events that happen once every four years (i.e., Olympic Games and World Cup), today’s discussion…
  • Jimmy Fallon & “The Rock” on Fitness and Exercise

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    The post Jimmy Fallon & “The Rock” on Fitness and Exercise appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Jimmy Fallon and Dwayne Johnson’s Workout Videos – Part One Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s visit to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon may have just catapulted him into fitness stardom as he served up a cameo appearance as one of the infamous “Fungo Brothers”!   With their parody, highlighting fitness fads and infomercial flops from the last few decades, they had a ton of fun in leg warmers, headbands, and muscle shirts (that were a…
  • Fitness Tip of the Day #18

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #18 appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. FITNESS TIP OF THE DAY:Every challenge provides us with an opportunity to succeed at reaching our goal or learn from our mistakes. FITNESS TIP OF THE DAY: Every challenge provides us with an opportunity to either: Succeed at reaching our goal, or  Learn from our mistakes (which makes us better for whatever comes our way) Ultimately, there is no negative result to any obstacle we face in life … it’s all a matter of perspective!  If everyone saw an obstacle as an opportunity versus a game that we…
  • 50 “Scientific” Reasons to Exercise

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    The post 50 “Scientific” Reasons to Exercise appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. 50 Scientific Reasons to Exercise from TodaysFitnessTrainer Given the title of “miracle drug”, exercise is good for you (which is one of many reasons to exercise)!  From boosting your mood to reversing the signs of aging, exercise can improve your life. But … For those of you who are “skeptical” of the amazing things exercise is known to offer, TodaysFitnessTrainer.com has put together a list of fifty scientifically proven ways regular physical activity and…
 
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • P90X DAYS 156-162: My LOST Week.

    30 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. My LOST Week. I'll start off with LOST is my all time favorite show. I didn't binge watch the show this week. Though, I probably could have.  I could bore you with the specifics, but if you have never watched LOST, it's on Netflix and well worth it.Some people complain about the ending, but I thought it was great. The show was about the Characters. Not the Island.Anyway. I planned on Working out Tuesday 7/22. And. I sort of did. Almost.I began doing Chest/Back and realized that mouth, from having my tooth pulled, was…
  • P90X DAYS 150-155: I Finally Got My Tooth Pulled...just before I Attempted to do it Myself.

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Starting Wednesday night, 7/16, I basically did not get much sleep. I attempted Arms/Shoulders Thursday, and just did not get through it. I suppose my wisdom tooth, had finally caught up to me. When it comes to Doctors or Dentists, I usually ascribe to this Philosophy:  Looking back. I really was stupid. I knew I was being stupid. But it wasn't until I had this tooth pulled out of my head, that I was like, "Man, why the hell didn't I do THAT months ago?" This was essentially me, since February.  My wisdom tooth…
  • P90X DAY 148-149: Plyo X and Resting my Brain.

    17 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I took a day off because I actually needed it. Finally. At this point. I can recognize when I'm ducking a workout and when I actually need a break.I think I just needed to rest my brain. It also didn't help my wisdom tooth, (which I still have not had pulled) was driving me crazy. IT felt like this was going on in my head all day long: For the past 5 months. I'd make an appointment for the dentist. My tooth stops bothering me. Then. I cancel it. After all, I can't be bothered with wasting my precious time at the dentist.
  • P90X DAY 147: Yoga & Chest/Back AND Resisting the Temptation to Eat to "Feel Better."

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Today was actually one of my most challenging days I have had, since I started P90X. I prefer NOT to use this blog to whine about stuff. Don't get me wrong. I COMPLAIN about stuff, A LOT, though usually just in a crotchety old man sort of way. And I try to keep it light and force in some attempts at humor. Albeit poor attempts.The Challenge lies in the fact, that this is/was just a tough day. A couple of months really. I suppose it's been building up. And I let it happen. I just been taking a beating all around, stuff not…
  • P90X DAY 142-146: Arms/Shoulders, Yoga, Legs/Back AND NOT MUCH.

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR 7/9/14Arms/Shoulders I was sort of irritated because I felt a weak on some of the exercises. I got to the second set of Deep Swimmers Presses and couldn't seem to find where my strength went.SO, I had to yell at my brain. I'm assuming I was probably just being stupid and doing too much other stuff that I wiped myself out by the time I got to the workout. OTHER STUFF YogaJust my typical half hour of Yoga on a Non-Yoga Day.Hand Grips  20lbs x20 Each Hand x220lbs Inverted x20 Each Hand x2150lbs…
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    Home Gyms for Sale

  • Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System and Marcy Diamond MD 2109

    arnelsr
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System with Linear Bearings The Marcy Diamond Elite Smith System is a collection of a whole range of equipment for performing a variety of exercises. This home gym allows the trainers a complete set of exercises for each and every part of the body. The main feature of this machine is its linear bearings that have steel guide rods. It also has a power cage for free weights. The frame of the machine is angled slightly to give an efficient workout for the upper as well a lower body. The highlighting features of this home gym are as follows: Main Features: - The machine…
  • Body Solid EXM 3000 and Body Solid G10B

    arnelsr
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Body Solid EXM 3000 Body Solid is well known for making very good equipment, the EXM 3000 Home Gym is no exception. It comes with a set of 3 stations and an optional set of 2 different stations. In spite of these many stations, it does not take too much space as it is very compact. It comes with a 210 lb weight stack on two sides with solid steel guards, non-slip foot plate, leg press and bench press, which are adjustable and an ab crunch station. The overall features of the EXM 3000 Home gym are as follows: Size - Even though the machine is a big one, it does not require much space. There…
  • Powerline Home Gym with Leg Press and Powerline PHG1000X

    arnelsr
    27 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    Powerline is a company that manufactures training and exercise equipment. Powerline Strength Training Equipment has been in this field for over 15 years and has been saving its customers the travel time, expenses and hassle of joining the gym. Here we feature two of their home gym equipment. Powerline Home Gym with Legpress, P2X - This Powerline machine home gym equipment with leg press is the upgraded version of the P1X that also comes with Functional Arms. - It has the Alloy Weight Stack which are machine drilled and has stateof- the-art nylon bushings for quiet and super smooth operations.
  • Body Solid EXM4000S and Body Solid Iso-Flex

    arnelsr
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Body Solid EXM4000S Triple Stack Home Gym The Body Solid EXM4000S is an amazingly functional, durable and impressive home gym. It is massive, allowing space for three to four users to workout at the same time. Studies have shown that working out with buddies increases your chances for weight loss and the same idea can be applied to building more muscle mass, strength training, and building lean muscle. This gym allows you to do just that. A Massive Design The gym measures 91 by 83 by 133 inches (W x H x D) and uses three 210-pound weight stacks. You’ll need about 96 square feet of space to…
  • Bowflex PR3000 and Bowflex Revolution

    arnelsr
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    The Bowflex Home Gym is a machine developed for resistance exercises with the aim of building muscle strength. Traditionally, the selling of Bowflex Home Gyms has been through infomercials on televisions, however, today these machines can be bought on Bowflex website and other websites like Amazon as well as a host of other stores for sporting goods. This review covers two types of Bowflex home gyms: the Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym and the Bowflex Revolution Home Gym. Bowflex PR3000 Home Gym One great way to strengthen muscles is using the Bowflex PR3000 home gym. This equipment has some…
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    TingFit

  • 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
  • Zucchini Frittata Recipe

    twang1213
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Recipe: Zucchini Frittata This recipe is taken from The Shredded Chef. I’ve included the exact calories and macro-nutrients per serving. You’ll also find the prep time and cooking time from the original recipe. Along with the original ingredients, I’ve also… The post Zucchini Frittata Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Coconut: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

    twang1213
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    What is HIIT, HIET, HIIE, or SIT? Before we get into the description, let’s first break down these abbreviations so we know what they mean. HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training HIET = High Intensity Exercise Training HIIE = High… The post 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: 3 Ways to Increase the Intensity of Your Workout How I Got My Abs to Show in 8 Weeks Things and People to See at a FitExpo
  • Kohlrabi: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe

    twang1213
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Featured food of the week: Kohlrabi Kohlrabi is a tuberous vegetable that is classified in the Brassica family, which also includes the more commonly eaten vegetables in America: cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. The root looks similar to that of turnip… The post Kohlrabi: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Chayote Squash: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Jicama: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe Lotus Root: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
 
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    Braini Habit

  • Healthy Beneficial Facts of Dietary Fiber

    Braini Habit
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Share It:   Fiber was first described as a non-digestible component of plants. Nevertheless, fiber is just a carbohydrate that is not fully digested or absorbed by your intestine, although it may be fermented in your large intestine. Fiber is unlike any other type of carbohydrate with its special digestion in the intestinal tract. Although fiber is a form of carbohydrate it has many health benefits such as helping manage Type 2 diabetes, control appetite and body weight, and can even enhance your body’s immune system.   Fiber Intake and Food   The majority of food you eat…
  • 3 Ways to Refresh Your Ideas about Fat Loss

    Braini Habit
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    Share It:   Fat is usually considered unhealthy and has been given a bad image due to an increase of obesity in many populations. Generally, fat is a specialized tissue that has allowed for the survival of people by allowing the storage of excess calories. In many parts of the world having some body fat is a sign of good health, but in excess it can cause health problems. People have adapted to store fat in their bodies as a survival mechanism; yet excessive body fat put unnecessary stress on the body which usually leads to health complications. You may think that an increasing obese…
  • 5 Simple Ideas to Increase Productivity with Focused Attention

    Braini Habit
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Share It:   Getting your attention or other people’s attention requires an understanding of how the brain responds and behaves to various stimuli. The majority of people have trouble remembering, with precise detail,  what they see because they only focus to certain aspects of the stimuli. When you first are introduced to a person you may forget his or her name if your interaction was limited and if your attention was focused on other things (e.g. like focusing on the person’s attire or facial features). It is not surprising that people can describe many things about a person, but…
  • Uncovering 4 Reasons that Give You Better Sense

    Braini Habit
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Share It:   Your interpretation of the environment and your surroundings is based on your ability to sense and perceive sensory information. You can sense and capture immediate sensory information such as light patterns, sounds, and even tactile stimuli. Without your ability for sensation and perception you would not be able to have a representation of your surroundings. Your sensation and perception allow you to survive in a world that is rich with sensory information.   How Your Brain Deals with Sensory Information   You are surrounded by different sensory information and…
  • The Unbelievable Truth to Overcoming Food Addiction

    Braini Habit
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Share It:   In the United States there is a growing overweight population and there is an alarming increase in serious health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. A diet that consists mainly of processed food and fast food lacks many essential nutrients; and only puts higher risks for health problems. Eating food that is high in fat, sugar, and salt can be addictive, which makes it difficult to regulate daily calories and reduce portion sizes. Healthy nutritious food is one way to decrease and prevent many illnesses due to poor nutritional habits. When you eat…
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    Achieving Fit.

  • 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…
  • Feel Good Friday! (Saturday)

    Terressa Dotson
    26 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
  • A Quick Breakfast You Have To Try!

    Terressa Dotson
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here is a super quick breakfast you have to try! I absolutely love breakfast, so making it quick and easy is even better. But, when you’re making it for someone else or even a morning pick-me-up, sometimes it’s awesome to make it a little… “pretty” On pinterest and other sites, I’ve seen this really easy egg in a bread hole several times. I wanted to try it for myself as a quick breakfast to make for some guests.   I think they were surprised What You Need: 1 slice bread 1 Egg 1/4 avocado Siracha All ingredients are measured out per person What To…
  • Let’s See How This Goes…

    Terressa Dotson
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Every Friday, I want to (try) to upload an interesting and inspiring video from the week. Let’s see how this goes.. SUBSCRIBE!
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • Lean & Lovely Follow-Along Workout

    Jen Sinkler
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    You know I love my workout buddies. When I’m home, I’ve got my strongman and powerlifting team to train with at The Movement Minneapolis, and, due to the connective powers of social media, being able to connect in real life with people while on the road makes finding workout partners breezy no matter what city I land in. Laughter while lifting, coupled with a little competitive edge, make for the very best training sessions, don’t you think? Neghar Fonooni, creator of the 12-week Lean & Lovely kettlebell program, and I partnered up in this workout, but instead of…
  • Lean and Lovely Guest Circuit

    Jen Sinkler
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Neghar Fonooni, creator of the Lean & Lovely kettlebell program, makes me sweat like no other. We are the world’s perfect workout buddies, because we’re always teaching each other new exercises and convincing the other person to go one more round. We heft our heavy weights, come up with creative complexes, and, we always, always follow the essential rule of good training partners: Thou Shalt Not Bag on a Workout. The commandment of great training partners: Thou Shalt Not Bag on a Workout.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule Seriously, no matter what else we’ve got…
  • LWF Challenge Workout Giveaway: The Tortoise and the Hare

    Jen Sinkler
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:56 pm
    This week’s challenge comes to you from sunny Santa Monica where my fit buddy Neghar Fonooni of Eat, Lift and Be Happy and I filmed a special workout just for you guys. She is a kettlebell rockstar, you see, and I wanted the exercise demos to be extra purdy this week. This workout pairs slower, steadier movements with faster, more dynamic ones — it is the best of both worlds. While it might be tempting to rush the tortoise moves, try to resist (pun always intended). You’ll need a kettlebell and a stopwatch for this workout. Enjoy! The Tortoise and the Hare 4 rounds for time…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Hot Stepper

    Jennifer Blake
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    For this week’s challenge workout, we went to the pages of the Lift Weights Faster conditioning library to borrow from our friend and trainer, Jen Comas Keck. Her workout, The Hot Stepper, is a bodyweight-only burner that’s going to set your legs on fire (in the best way possible, of course)! We slightly adapted the workout, taking it from 5 rounds to 3, and leaving out the 3 minutes rest at the bottom of every round. Instead, you are encouraged to rest as needed, for however long you gotta chill. Got your stopwatch handy? Ready, set, go! The Hot Stepper Complete 3 rounds for…
  • Six Weeks To Strongman

    Jennifer Blake
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    “It looks like everyone else is chalking up, so we’re going to, too. Act natural.” I glanced over to see my training partner Jen Sinkler vigorously rubbing a brick of chalk over her shoulders, chest, and thighs. She tossed it to me next, and as I chalked up I glanced around. She was right: All the other female competitors were already covered in white smears. I had to laugh inside as I recalled a highly controversial list trainer Bret Contreras compiled a while back on training women, in which he included a line about women loving to train with chalk, then clapping and getting…
 
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    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.
  • The 6 Healthiest Beers of 2014 (that don’t suck)

    Josh Vales, CPT
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:21 am
    It’s bbq season, and if you’re anything like me you like to enjoy a couple (or 3) cold beers while you’re out cooking in the warm summer sun. This can be somewhat problematic if you’re trying to maintain a set of abs or lose some winter weight off your midriff. I believe in moderation though, […]The post The 6 Healthiest Beers of 2014 (that don’t suck) appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • How Much Protein Do You Need Per Day?

    Josh Vales, CPT
    16 May 2014 | 1:10 am
    When it comes to losing fat, building muscle, or manipulating your body composition in any way, there is no greater nutritional tool in your arsenal than protein. Dietary protein heavily influences many crucial bodily functions, all of which have a strong effect on weight regulation, namely satiety (how satisfied you feel after eating), thermogenesis (the […]The post How Much Protein Do You Need Per Day? appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • So, You Made a New Years Resolution to Get in Shape…

    Josh Vales, CPT
    2 Jan 2014 | 4:31 am
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, around 45 percent of Americans will be making a New Years Resolution tonight. Of those, a whopping 38% of them are weight related – easily making losing weight the number one most made resolution for 2014. It’s a noble resolution. Taking control of […]The post So, You Made a New Years Resolution to Get in Shape… appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • What Are Trans Fats?

    Josh Vales, CPT
    18 Dec 2013 | 6:03 pm
    In the past decade, trans fats have been painted as a food additive to be avoided – and for good reason. Study after study has found their adverse health effects to be so serious that they’ve prompted health authorities to force the amount of trans fat to be listed separately from other types of fats […]The post What Are Trans Fats? appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
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    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 study confirmed what the fitness elite already knew instinctively, when it was found that this style of diet was superior to a standard, daily calorie-restricted diet for reducing weight and lowering blood levels of insulin…
  • 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 time you can’t make it to the gym. Unfortunately, people often dismiss bodyweight exercises as ineffective because they’re ‘too easy’, or all they can think of are push-ups and lunges. Well I wanted to change…
  • 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 course there is the inherent cost involved. It’s one thing shelling out a couple of times during a short break, but if you’re travelling regularly or for an extended period of time the costs quickly get out of hand. In the end, I found that forcing myself to find gyms while on…
  • 8 of The Smartest People In The Fitness Industry Share Their Healthy Travel Tips

    Will
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:48 am
    It shouldn’t be difficult to live a healthy lifestyle. It shouldn’t, but it certainly can be. The internet is filled with conflicting advice, new diets are constantly emerging that promise to get you ripped in 6 weeks, and certain foods are branded as evil while others are labelled as ‘superfoods’. It can be so overwhelming that some people never even get started, while others fail to make any real progress for years on end. But there are people out there who want to change that. There are people who are dedicated to helping you get in amazing shape without your…
  • 10 Tips To Crush Your Next Obstacle Race

    Will
    19 May 2014 | 3:56 am
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ve probably heard of obstacle races like Tough Mudder, Spartan Race or Warrior Dash. These events have one thing in common: they are designed to seriously kick your ass. Tough Mudder’s tagline is ‘Probably the toughest event on the planet’, and whilst it might not be as hard as say, hopping into the Octagon with George St Pierre, these events are still up there amongst things that push your body to its physical limits.  Not only do you need to be in great physical shape, you need to have a good…
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    Challenge Away

  • 4 Common Myths Busted & How to Find a Mentor

    Jeff
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    You’ve probably heard from countless life coaches, self-help gurus, and talking heads that you need a mentor. I couldn’t agree more. It is imperative that you have a coach or mentor if you want to take your skill or craft to the next level. But, most people don’t know how to find a mentor There are The post 4 Common Myths Busted & How to Find a Mentor appeared first on Challenge Away.
  • A Simple Email Trick That Could Save You Hundreds

    Jeff
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:22 am
    Always looking for a deal, I subscribe to email campaigns of the stores and shops I frequent. The emails are cleverly crafted to hook you with discounts and new seasonal fashions. The problem with getting a deluge of these in your inbox is twofold. One, these campaigns inundate your inbox with a lot of useless The post A Simple Email Trick That Could Save You Hundreds appeared first on Challenge Away.
  • Steal IFTTT’s Framework to Crush Your Goals

    Jeff
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Have you ever just started a diet, eating plan, or tried to kick a bad habit? You’ll be living your daily life, trying to be a good steward to your body, health, and your challenge.  You’re trying to cut sugar, sweets, baked goods, and your other unsavory habits and then… BOOM! …they pop up everywhere. The post Steal IFTTT’s Framework to Crush Your Goals appeared first on Challenge Away.
  • Roadtrip, vacations, ebook, and a new challenge…

    Jeff
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    I just wanted to post a quick note about my coming summer vacation and some new things to look forward to from ChallengeAway. Today, me and my girlfriend will embark on a road trip starting in Madison, Wisconsin down through  Kentucky and into the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. We’ll be swinging through Louisville, Nashville, Gatlinburg, The post Roadtrip, vacations, ebook, and a new challenge… appeared first on Challenge Away.
  • The Optimal Time of Day to Learn a New Skill

    Jeff
    2 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I remember sitting in an Freshman math class in High School, talking to a dude that started his own band.  I asked him how long he’d been playing guitar. He replied, “Oh, since the 3rd grade.” I remember sitting their in envy, the dude has 6 years on me. I rationalized my excuses and thought The post The Optimal Time of Day to Learn a New Skill appeared first on Challenge Away.
 
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