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  • More on Why The Biggest Loser Contestants Are Doomed To Fail

    Weighty Matters
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    I've written a great deal about The Biggest Loser. I've covered the fact that according to previous contestants the vast majority gain their weight back, I've covered the metabolic slow down that occurs consequent to the show, I've covered the cruelty of the show's inclusion of children, I've covered how watching the show actively discourages viewers from exercising, and I've covered the ethics of being a physician involved in its production. Today I'll leave you with this tidbit. In a study published early online last week in the journal Obesity, when compared with matched gastric bypass…
  • The effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on acute hormonal reponses to resistance exercise in men

    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    With protein supplement use by athletes on the rise, a group of researchers expanded upon prior research examining the effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and cortisol responses to an acute bout of resistance exercise.
  • Smoothies can be Diet Food or Diet Busters

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    CalorieLab
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Miriam/Flickr Smoothies have a healthy reputation because they contain fresh fruit and first came to commercial prominence via health food stores. But are they a good choice to help with weight loss? Not necessarily. The bottom line for weight loss is to change the balance between the calories you consume relative to the calories you burn through physical activity. Smoothies may make that easier or harder, depending on their calorie and nutrient content. Smoothies can provide several servings of fruit – and even vegetables – as can also be a good source of…
  • The 2-Second Pause for Big Gains

    T-Nation Articles
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pausing for 2 seconds during specific portions of squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and even cleans and snatches can lead to big improvements in strength and performance.
  • Mr. Olympia 2014 Results

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

  • The effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on acute hormonal reponses to resistance exercise in men

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    With protein supplement use by athletes on the rise, a group of researchers expanded upon prior research examining the effects of soy and whey protein supplementation on testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), and cortisol responses to an acute bout of resistance exercise.
  • Exercise boosts tumor-fighting ability of chemotherapy, team finds

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Study after study has proven it true: exercise is good for you. But new research suggests that exercise may have an added benefit for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Their work, performed in a mouse model of melanoma, found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more than chemotherapy alone.
  • Physical activity in older adults linked to brain white-matter integrity

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Like everything else in the body, the white-matter fibers that allow communication between brain regions also decline with age. In a new study, researchers found a strong association between the structural integrity of these white-matter tracts and an older person's level of daily activity -- not just the degree to which he or she engaged in moderate or vigorous exercise, but also whether the person was sedentary the rest of the time.
  • Do wearable lifestyle activity monitors really work?

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their wellness goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily responses through companion computer programs and mobile apps. Given the large market for these devices, researchers analyzed 13 of these devices to compare how the devices and their apps work to motivate the wearer.
  • New recommendations for treating urinary incontinence in women

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, bladder training, and weight loss and exercise are effective nonsurgical treatment options for women with urinary incontinence, according to a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline.
 
 
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    Health - iVillage

  • What to Say When a Friend Gets Divorced

    Jeannette Moninger
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    When a couple decides to end their marriage before "death do us part," the decision can cause a ripple effect among friends and family. You may be tempted to step in to prevent what you consider to be a mistake or maybe you want to exclaim “it’s about time!” Then there are worries about how your friend is holding up or how she’ll manage in the future. But the truth is your soon-to-be-single friend doesn't need to hear any of that.
  • Eat More Fish, Save Your Hearing?

    HealthDay
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Eating more fish may reduce a woman's risk for hearing loss, according to a large new study.
  • Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

    HealthDay
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain.
  • Could You Be Allergic to Farm Antibiotics?

    HealthDay
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Allergic reactions to food are a concern for millions of Americans, and now a study suggests there's a potential new player on the immunology front: Some people may be allergic to the antibiotics used to keep pests away from fruits and vegetables.
  • It's Official: Low-Carb Beats Low-Fat for Weight Loss

    HealthDay
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    For people who want to lose weight and boost their heart health, cutting down on carbohydrates may work better than trimming dietary fat, a new study suggests.
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Monday 140922

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    21-15-9 reps for time of: 115-lb. overhead squats Toes-to-bars Post time to comments. Enlarge image [medium] [large] CrossFit Level 1 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Fort Stewart, Peak 360 CrossFit, CrossFit Federal Hill, CrossFit Carbon, CrossFit Belltown, CrossFit Morristown, CrossFit North Atlanta, CrossFit King of Prussia, CrossFit Springfield, CrossFit Iron Mile, Reebok CrossFit Officine, CrossFit Thames, CrossFit North Zone, CrossFit Glasgow, CrossFit 9 Dragons, CrossFit 1810. CrossFit Level 2 Certificate Courses: CrossFit Strong, CrossFit SoCal, CrossFit Effects (FX). CrossFit Kids…
  • Sunday 140921

    21 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Bench press 2-2-2-2-2-2-2 reps Post loads to comments. Michael Clift, Lawrence, Kansas. "Show me the armpits" with Coach Burgener - [video] Pat Sherwood scales 140918 - [video]
  • Saturday 140920

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    For time: 50 wall-ball shots, 20-lb. ball 155-lb. clean, 30 reps 15 muscle-ups Post time to comments. CrossFit Surge. High-bar position with Chad Vaughn - [video] Pat Sherwood scales 140917 - [video]
  • Friday 140919

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Rest Day Dylan and Jett Pease. The Holy Land With Russell Berger: Part 4 - CrossFit Journal [video] Week 2 CrossFit Team Series events announced.
  • Thursday 140918

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    5 rounds for time of: 10 strict handstand push-ups 20 GHD sit-ups Post time to comments. Frank Hwang on Linda. Injury and Opportunity - CrossFit Journal [article] The Iron Triathlon with Jason Khalipa and Dan Bailey - [video]
 
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    T-Nation Articles

  • The 2-Second Pause for Big Gains

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Pausing for 2 seconds during specific portions of squats, deadlifts, bench presses, and even cleans and snatches can lead to big improvements in strength and performance.
  • 9 Training Concepts That Suck

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Bodybuilding and strength training have hundreds of rules you need to follow to make progress. Trouble is, many of them suck. Break them.
  • 13 Exercises That'll Floor You

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Kneeling exercises challenge the abs, power up the hams and glutes, and allow you to do overhead presses without blowing out your spine.
  • Stimulants & Explosive Performance

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.
  • Does CrossFit Lead to Injury?

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    CrossFit claims that the NSCA is out to get them. Is it a conspiracy or does CrossFit just enjoy bullying people?
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    Experience Life

  • Hello, Stranger

    Experience Life Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Most of us were warned as children never to talk to strangers. But recent research finds that for adults, there may be significant emotional benefits to doing just that. Two social scientists recently conducted studies in New York City, investigating the psychological effects of brief interactions with strangers. They asked participants to talk to people they sat beside on the subway, or exchange pleasantries with the barista while ordering coffee. They then queried them on the outcome. The results showed overwhelmingly that friendly connections with strangers make people feel better. The…
  • Protein Power: What You Need to Know

    Gina DeMillo Wagner
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When it comes to protein, you really are what you eat. Aside from water, proteins are the most abundant molecules in our bodies: Our muscles, skin, hair, bones, and organs are made mostly of protein. And it’s one of the three macronutrients (along with fats and carbohydrates) important for providing us with energy and nutrition. Protein takes center stage, however, because of its role in muscle building, growth, and healing. It’s also the subject of spirited debate. Some folks worry that most of us get too little, others that we get far too much. Some point out that it’s not just the…
  • Our Favorites: September 2014 Lifestyle Products (Slideshow)

    Experience Life Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Worthy-Goods-Lifestyle-Sept-2014 Listen In Maybe your workplace has an open floor plan; maybe you just like to listen to tunes while you type. These lightweight, noise-canceling, comfortable P3 headphones from Bowers & Wilkins have you covered. $200 at www.bowers-wilkins.com. Let the Sun Shine In Work by the light of the sun — even into the wee hours of the night. The LED bulb in the Sunnan solar-powered lamp from Ikea uses 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and lasts 20 percent longer. Charge on a sunny windowsill. Available at Ikea for $20; find stores at www.ikea.com.
  • LINK LOVE: Choosing Your First Yoga Studio, and More

    Experience Life Staff
    19 Sep 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 Good, On Being,…
  • Behind the Scenes With Vani Hari (a.k.a. the Food Babe)

    Experience Life Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    More than a decade after taking her health into her own hand, the activist-blogger is leading the #FoodBabeArmy in the fight to get nasty ingredients out of our food and to make healthy eats available for everyone.
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    Fitarella

  • #Fueltarian

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

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

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

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

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

  • Teaching GRIT.

    Carla
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’ve yammered endlessly about my approach to parenting. Practice what you long to preach. I’ve harnessed its power for fitness, mindful eating, doing unto others, the importance of friendship etc. I spare the child (most of) the lectures, choose to lead by silent example and hope it works. Which bring, again, to our friend in the wheelchair and the vast amount of grit he possessed. Each time we pass the Oakland outdoor exercise area I remark to the child: Remember that guy? Damn that was impressive, huh?  He must have worked *hard* to do that! And, each time I say the above, she…
  • My touchstone.

    Carla
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’m over at our #wycwyc blog today talking about touchstones and rambling about rings. Join me? The post My touchstone. appeared first on Carla Birnberg.
  • Tricep dips in a wheelchair.

    Carla
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you’re squinting at the photo above and uncertain what it’s supposed to capture—then you’re precisely as I was. The Child and I were walking around Oakland, enjoying one of her last days of summer, when she grabbed my hand and shouted: WOW, Mama.  Look!!! He’s super strong! Here’s where I share the fact, while we were enjoying the day, it had been a long one. I’d done that thing with August where I’d idealized how *amazing* it would be for her to be campFREE and hanging out. 31 days of unstructured play. It would have been awesome if the…
  • What’s your one book on the shelf?

    Carla
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    my personal first aid kit contains a fave! We all have self- definitions. While this can be a limiting thing for the sake of today’s navel gazings post it’s not. For today lets choose to view our collective self-definitions as merely information on how we see/view ourselves. A chunk of my self-definition includes the fact I’m a voracious reader. A piece of my self-definition is: I struggle to find new books to read as it seems I’ve devoured ‘em all already! When I first moved back from Guatemala I lost that piece for a while & nothing made me happier than the…
  • Tips for walking a half-marathon?

    Carla
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    I walked my first race in Napa! Every few years I decide I want to attempt, again, to be a runner. I’m uncertain why—I think it’s because I covet the freedom of the run, as I know (in my heart and in my piriformis) I am not a runner. I get the RUNNINGurge. I commit. I bail. (except for that one time but Ive realized that was an anomaly.) Finally, thanks to a move to Oakland and turning 45, I have made peace with who I really am. More than that, even, I own it. I am a walker. I loved every single, facet of walking the Zooma 10k. I walked, I chatted, I power walked, I enjoyed…
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    Weighty Matters

  • More on Why The Biggest Loser Contestants Are Doomed To Fail

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    I've written a great deal about The Biggest Loser. I've covered the fact that according to previous contestants the vast majority gain their weight back, I've covered the metabolic slow down that occurs consequent to the show, I've covered the cruelty of the show's inclusion of children, I've covered how watching the show actively discourages viewers from exercising, and I've covered the ethics of being a physician involved in its production. Today I'll leave you with this tidbit. In a study published early online last week in the journal Obesity, when compared with matched gastric bypass…
  • Saturday Stories: Farmaceuticals, Sustainable Seafood, and Vegetative States

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Here's Brian Grow, P.J. Huffstutter, and Michael Erman with an impressive Reuters special investigation on the abuse of antibiotics on farms. Here's Nathanael Johnson on the potential of sustainable seafood. And lastly here's Maclean's Kate Lunau with a fascinating story involving Alfred Hitchcock and a not persistent vegetative state.        Related StoriesSaturday Stories: 23andMe, Red Delicious Apples, and Turtle CPRSaturday Stories: Joan Rivers, Jennifer Lawrence, and Paid TrollsSaturday Stories: History, Mammoths, and the Most Important Story on…
  • The World's Most Awesome Don't Walk Signal!

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday is both awesome and reportedly extremely effective.Don't walk. Dance!Have a great weekend.        Related StoriesTrue Facts About MarsupialsJoan River's Triumphant Return to The Tonight ShowThe Onion Reports on Subway's New Footlong Marketing Campaign 
  • Why Did Toronto Mayoral Candidate John Tory Shoot A Pringles Commerical?

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    On the down side, clearly junk food is so normalized that John Tory, the front runner in Toronto's mayoral race, didn't have any issue shooting a Pringles commercial in the name of his campaign. And I think it'd be fair to say too that the ad's existence also means that the food environment isn't anywhere near Tory's radar.On the up side, at least he doesn't smoke crack.(Tory comes in at 1:06, just after the appearance by David Zimmer, Ontario's Minister of Aboriginal Affairs)        Related StoriesFood Banks Canada Now Teaming Up With 7-11 To Sell…
  • Food Banks Canada Now Teaming Up With 7-11 To Sell Slurpees!?

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    I do get it. Charities feel they need to take whatever monies they can get. But given I've never seen a co-branded cigarette sale to raise money for this, that, or the other, clearly there are lines drawn that charities don't cross in their cross promotional activities. As I mentioned over on US News and World Report, charities, especially those tied to public health, given diet and weight related illnesses are North America's primary causes of preventable death, should be on the front lines of actively working to decrease the number of opportunities for junk food's consumption. And could…
 
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    Amelia Phillips

  • Don’t Let Asthma Stop You From Exercising

    Amelia Phillips
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Spring has arrived! It’s a sign of relief, as finally the warm weather brings back the motivation to get outdoors, socialise, soak up the sun and, most importantly, get out and exercise. Any personal trainer or group fitness leader will tell you spring is a like the flick of a switch – winter blues have disappeared and everyone is focused (slightly panicking) on getting fit and healthy for summer. Despite the warmer weather and the fresh flowery waft in the air, some of us see the start of spring as the beginning of hay fever, sneezing, running noses and asthma attacks. Yes, you all…
  • How To Boost Your Libido Naturally

    Amelia Phillips
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Summer lovin’ – it’s almost time for that. Synthesis of our sex hormones progesterone, oestrogen and androgen is significant for sexual desire and largely dependant on nutrition. The good news is that you don’t need to spend your salary on oysters for dinner every night! Fill your plate with these five essential five nutrients and you will rock your partner’s socks off in no time! Omega 3 Theseessential fatty acids provide the basis for the healthy production of prostaglandins and hormones that are important in regulating sex-drive and play a key role in sexual health.
  • Spring’s Motivational Quote Competition

    Amelia Phillips
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    You know what I truly love about quotes, they have the power to shift a person from inaction to action, from lethargy to inspired, from inactive to incredibly active. I read motivational quotes on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook all the time – and it’s something about words that really make me want to get up and get going, they make me want to turn my dreams into reality and work towards what I really want in life. Don’t you ever get that way when you read a good quote? Take this one for instance - “The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH!”…
  • How To Lose Weight On Vacation

    Amelia Phillips
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Travelling can be a minefield for those trying to stick to a healthy eating and exercise regime. With warmer weather on its way, a lot of you will be planning mini weekend breaks away with the family or the better half. And this is certainly not the time to get of the healthy regime. In fact, I think that holidays are the perfect time to get back on track with healthy eating and exercise. You’ve got more time in the day, and there’s no better feeling than ending a holiday or long weekend better than when you started it.   When You’re Flying Here are some factors you need to…
  • How To Feel Better Right This Second

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

  • Workout Wednesday All about that Bass edition

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Biggest Loser Meltdown Moment

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    Did you watch this last night? "I don't want you to go through what your dad has gone through." -Dr. So -- you KNOW I am thinking it -- I probably yelled AT THE TV. I would like to know what happened to Rob's dad after all this crying and freaking out with the shaming of the wheel-chair.  I hate when information about weight loss surgery is thrown out there to the general public like "this" without any context. Biggest Loser, please explain.  I understand that the producers like to create 'breakthrough' moments with the contestants to get them motivated and moving forward and to tear off…
  • 500 mg calcium chews - NEW FLAVOR!

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I have a need for these, Bariatric Advantage.  I adore citrus-y flavored vitamins.  Tropical orange calcium chews in a 500 mg dose.   Yes, please! Take less - Get more! Our Calcium Citrate 500 Chewy Bite delivers 500 mg of elemental calcium as calcium citrate in a delicious chew. They also contain a full 500 IU of vitamin D3 for healthy absorption.* These chews are sugar-free and with minimal carbs, so you can get the calcium you need. Each chew is individually wrapped so you can take them with you wherever you go. You can pre-order them here, use my validation code and I get a little…
  • All About That Bass. No, for real.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    This one made me dance. Via - http://www.postmodernjukebox.com/
  • A realization - a perhaps a start - into other avenues?

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

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    WHAT?!
 
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The Cholesterol Myths

    mreades
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
      Danish physician, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, has for years been at the forefront of the movement to de-demonize cholesterol. Not only has he written three popular books on the subject, he has published over a hundred articles in the medical and scientific literature and spoken at academic conferences the world over. In addition, he founded and runs THINCS, The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics, an organization that includes physicians and scientists from around the globe. Due to problems with the publisher of his first and, in my view, most comprehensive book on cholesterol, Dr.
  • 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…
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • Burn Butt, Hip and Thigh Fat with Medicine Ball Side Lunge

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:17 pm
    The medicine ball side lunge will shape your butt, hips and thighs better than popular seated exercises. This exercise works the often neglected frontal plane (lateral movement) of motion.If you want to shape your hips and thighs faster, do more medicine ball side lunges. Get rid of the “saddle bag hips” and “jiggling-jelly thighs!The seated hip adductor and hip abductor machine exercises don't match up to a standing exercise like the medicine ball side lunge. You will get more fat-burning and calorie-burning benefits from doing the medicine ball side lunge.Matter of fact, do as…
  • Eat Protein to Build Muscle, Burn Fat and Reduce Hunger

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Eat protein with every meal. It will help you cut calories without feeling hungry because you are eating enough. And, it will help your fat loss and weight loss efforts. One of the knocks on fad diets is that you feel like you're starving most of the time.For example, a study published in Nutrition Research shows that a breakfast including eggs reduces hunger pangs and decreases calorie intake for the rest of the day. It takes your body longer to digest protein, so you will fill fuller for a longer period of time by eating more foods rich in protein (thermic effect).  All the foods you…
  • How Squats Build Muscle, Burn Fat and Boost Metabolism

    10 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Some form of squat exercise should be a part of every strength workout you do. The squat will help you build more muscle, burn more fat and speed up your metabolism. The squat will not injure you if you do the exercise correctly.Learn how to do the barbell squat exercise to prevent injury.There is probably no other exercise that has a greater impact on your body's musclebuilding, metabolism and energy expenditure. Why? Because the squat is a total body movement exercise.This means your legs (especially quadriceps, hamstrings and glutes), abdominals and lower back are…
  • A Skinny-Fat Person and Body Mass Index

    7 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    You need to know where you are fat no matter what your Body Mass Index may be. You can be skinny with high body fat (skinny-fat). You may also be normal weight obese. Too much body fat is not good even if you have a good Body Mass Index.If you don't combine healthy, managed nutrition with consistent weight training and interval cardio exercise, you probably have high body fat even if you are a skinny person (probably due to genetics).Many people are confused about what Body Mass Index (BMI) means as it relates to body fat.Keep in mind that it is just one tool to use when you are looking…
  • Is Your Body Acidic or Alkaline?

    5 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    The cells in your body will only operate as well as you feed them.  You have heard "you are what you eat" and "food is medicine."  Believe it.                                     When your body is functioning at its optimal level, bodily fluids and tissues exist in a slightly alkaline state (not acidic). The foods you eat often becomes the raw material to rebuild its tissue. Your pH balance can quickly become unbalanced if your diet consists largely of "acidifying" foods. Read more about…
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  • My Brother-In-Law Loses 38 Pounds in 10 Months

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    I received a recent text from my brother-in-law, stating he has lost seven inches and thirty-eight pounds in ten months.He also said he lost the weight doing "almost no exercise".He now needs a new belt!How did he do it? He ate low carb and followed the nutritional teachings of Robb Wolf.© 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
  • New York Times: A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

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

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

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

    9 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    © 2008 Thanks for subscribing to my feed. Please visit my blog for more great content.My Other Websites: Are Your Vitamins Safe?  Whole Food Nation  Whole Food Nation Affiliate Link
 
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  • The Healthiest Verse of All Time

    Laura Moncur
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    I absolutely adore this picture I saw on Facebook the other day: It reads: this carrot bout to drop the healthiest verse of all time I want to see the animated version of this! Of course, a quick YouTube search for rapping carrot brought me this: And this… I have never in my life loved a vegetable enough to write a rap about it. I don’t think I’ve loved any food enough to write a rap about it. I was too busy eating to be that creative.
  • Love Yourself with Healthy Food

    Laura Moncur
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:50 am
    Whenever we talk about self-esteem or learning to love ourselves, we never talk about one of the most POWERFUL ways to show it. My whole life, I’ve felt that the way you tell if someone loves you is by their ACTIONS, not their words. If a guy said he loved me and then insulted me or tried to get me to do things I wasn’t comfortable doing, I instantly knew that he didn’t love me. I got this from an old quote: What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. Ralph Waldo Emerson This holds true for ourselves. We can do all the self-esteem exercises in the world. We…
  • Prepare Healthy Meals Ahead of Time

    Laura Moncur
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I saw this picture on naive orleanss — buns-and-guns: I did a thing and I thought, “How clever!” It reads: I did a thing. This reminds me of my Easy Meals that I did back in 2008: Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Mexi-Beans Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Italian Beans Starling Fitness – Easy Meals: Refried Beans Each recipe makes three meals and shows you all the easy ingredients. I haven’t done this for a long time because I got sick of eating these meals over and over. Part of keeping the dopamine response to healthy food fresh is varying your meals. I…
  • Fruit Is Fast Food

    Laura Moncur
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    I found this banner on Pinterest the other day. It reads: Fruit is fast food It’s true. It’s really easy to grab an apple, pear or nectarine on your way out the door. The only problem with this idea is if you didn’t BUY the fruit the last time you went grocery shopping. Make sure you put fruit and easily edible veggies (like baby carrots or pre-cut celery) on your grocery list. You can’t eat what isn’t there.
  • A Meditation for When You Want To Binge

    Laura Moncur
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Imagine yourself in a lush, green park. The grass is perfectly soft and dry. The sun outside is bright, but a light breeze keeps you from getting too warm. You sit in the grass and start thinking. First, you think about bingeing. You think about that feeling and feel it deep in your chest. That compulsion feels heavy and black and you gather it into your hands, squishing it into a ball. Then, you scan your body for pain. Anything that hurts and anything that even twinges starts migrating to your chest as well. A black lump of pain congregates near your heart, but you gather it into your hands…
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  • Budget Friendly Organic Shopping List

    Elizabeth
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we discussed some tips on How to Eat Organic on the Cheap, and this week I’m going to walk you through the process from shopping list to serving dish. You’ll get 3 delicious, healthy, and organic meals to feed a family of four all for under $25! I sat down, armed with my local store’s weekly ads, to craft my meal plan. I browsed the sales, circled my choices, printed a coupon or two, and tallied my estimated totals. I was a bit nervous at first, because $25 dollars a day just seemed so low, but to my surprise, I was under budget on my first attempt. That goes to…
  • How to Eat Organic on the Cheap

    Elizabeth
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Eating organic is no longer a fad, it’s a full blown movement. “Organic food sales are increasing by double digits annually, and more than 80 percent of parents reported buying organic food for their families last year,” said Laura Batcha, Interim Co-Executive Director for OTA. This shift towards organic makes sense considering the benefits. Not only are you eliminating pesticides, GMOs, and artificial ingredients, but you’re also getting more nutrition. Still, with all of these reasons to eat an organic diet, there is a big reason some families don’t make the…
  • Top 5 Benefits of Hypnotherapy

    Elizabeth
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Wellness is all about overall health, of the body, mind, and spirit. What better way to achieve this than to tap into your mind to make necessary changes? I spoke with Aimee Fuller, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, to learn the benefits of hypnotherapy and how they can help improve your life. Aimee shared her top 5 benefits for using hypnotherapy, and you might be surprised at all it can do for you. 1. Release fears and/or phobias (spiders, rats, flying, heights, people, germs, terrorists, dogs, failure, childbirth, etc…) Hypnotherapy is extremely effective in releasing these deeply…
  • Top 10 Toxins that May Be Lowering Your Child’s IQ Right Now

    Gina Badalaty
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    Increased exposure to toxins in and around our homes caused by every day products like nail polish and the beds we sleep on can lead to ADHD, lowered IQ, and other neurological problems that can harm your child’s brain. From pregnancy through the first 5 years of life, children are far more susceptible to damage and health problems caused by these toxins - so much so that the EPA has a dedicated division, the Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research, just to research these issues. What are these toxins and what can you do about it? Here is a list…
  • Farming or Pharming?

    Elizabeth
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are a lot of misconceptions about GMOs out there. I suppose when food becomes mostly about science and patents, it can get a bit confusing. I’m here to set the record straight on a common area of confusion, hybrids v. GMOs. What Are Hybrid Crops? These seeds are developed through cross-breeding two different, but compatible plants. This is a phenomena that occurs in nature, but with the help of farmers, the process has been sped along. What normally takes a dozen or so generations to develop, now can occur in the first generation. It’s a fairly low-tech method, best…
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Stop, Tail-light & HD Camera!

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

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

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

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

    Aaron Usiskin
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:12 am
    The Brouhaha Bike Trailer from Wisconsin-based Rollout Self-Propelled Trailers puts a bit of horsepower behind your two-wheeler. Unlike on some other electric-powered bike trailers, that horsepower doesn't make pedaling any easier; it simply adjusts for the weight of the load so that the cyclist can pedal like normal while carrying everything from a full tailgating set-up to a stand-up paddleboard.Brouhaha
 
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  • Smiling Through The Glorious 2014 Pine to Palm 100m

    Scott Dunlap
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Last Saturday, I had the great pleasure of joining ~200 ultrarunners for the 5th annual Pine to Palm 100 Mile Endurance Run, an epic and mountainous run in the Siskiyou Mountains near Ashland, OR. Designed and put on by ultra-legend Hal Koerner and the Rogue Valley Runners, the race delivered everything it promised - big heat, big climbs, forest fires, amazing views of endless evergreens, and a world-class support team at every aid station. I was able to find the finish in 26:59, complete with a smile! (P2P Elevation Chart)(P2P Course - to California and back!)The Pine to Palm (P2P) has been…
  • Ewan Horsburgh and Gia Madole Win Inaugural Tahoe 200m

    Scott Dunlap
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    The inaugural Tahoe 200 Endurance Run is closing in on it's 100-hour cutoff, and Australia's Ewan Horsburgh (61:32) and Oklahoma's Gia Madole (75:56, 10th overall) have emerged victorious after 78,000' of climbing and descent that circumvents the great Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada. Nearly 50 finishers made it through the brutal course, including a few like Inside Trail Racing's Victor Ballesteros (2nd, 63:43) who never even slept! Simply amazing.(Tahoe 200 elevation chart...wowza!)Horsburgh came all the way from Katoomba, New South Wales, to test his 100k and 24hr World Championship…
  • Performing Under Pressure - Justin Gatlin's PR/WL 100m (9.77) Clutches Diamond League Championship

    Scott Dunlap
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Justin Gatlin had an amazing day at the final IAAF Diamond League meet in Brussels. The 32-year-old American ran a personal best 9.77 for the 100m to swipe the Diamond League championship from fellow American Mike Rodgers, then came back later in the day and won the 200m in 19.71, making it the fastest same-day 100m/200m in history. This was Gatlin's 2nd Diamond League championship in the 100m as well. Just amazing to watch how fast these guys go, particularly when training for a 100-miler.Want more? Check out American Gold Medalist Allyson Felix claim the 200m in 22.02.Good stuff!- SD
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  • The CVS Tobacco Ban: Principled, or Pointless?

    CalorieLab
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY 2.0) Mike Mozart/Flickr And how much does that even matter? In a recent Lab Notes item, I noted that CVS, the country’s second-largest pharmacy chain, had decided to immediately remove all tobacco products from its nearly 7,700 stores nationwide, a move that it called “the right thing to do for the good of our customers and our company.” The company also announced a corporate name change, to CVS Health. CVS executives estimated that the tobacco ban would cost the company $2 billion in lost revenue in the coming year, but financial analysts noted that this would…
  • Too Much TV As a Kid May Lead to a Fatter and Less Healthy Adulthood

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

    CalorieLab
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Miriam/Flickr Smoothies have a healthy reputation because they contain fresh fruit and first came to commercial prominence via health food stores. But are they a good choice to help with weight loss? Not necessarily. The bottom line for weight loss is to change the balance between the calories you consume relative to the calories you burn through physical activity. Smoothies may make that easier or harder, depending on their calorie and nutrient content. Smoothies can provide several servings of fruit – and even vegetables – as can also be a good source of…
  • Dr. J: Don’t Let a History of Childhood Abuse be an Excuse to Delay a Weight-Loss Program

    CalorieLab
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Dystopos/Flickr Abuse of children is an egregious act, to whose myriad consequences we can now add a greater risk of adult obesity. This was the conclusion of a recent analysis of 23 studies involving over 100,000 subjects, led by Dr. Erik Hemmingsson of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the journal Obesity Reviews. “[D]ifficult life events leave traces which can manifest as disease much later in life. The mechanisms behind this process include stress, negative patterns of thought and emotions, poor mental health, increased inflammation, … lowered…
  • The Sports That Pose the Greatest Injury and Concussion Risk to Your High Schooler

    CalorieLab
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s back-to-school time again, which for many high schoolers means back to the football or soccer field or the basketball or tennis court or the gym or baseball diamond. Given an increasing amount of media attention given lately to high school sports injuries, many parents may be biting their nails, or even considering total no-sports edicts. That would be an overreaction. Sports vary widely in both the frequency and the type of injuries that they tend to produce. In some cases, the difference is conspicuously obvious; between wrestling and archery, for example. In other cases, the…
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  • Kuvings B6000 Upright Slow Silent Masticating Juicer Review

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

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

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

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Tribest SlowStar vertical masticating juicer looks fantastic on your counter-top attractive without taking a lot of space and it is easy on your wallet with its mid-level price tag. It is a perfect juice extractor for those who live in cozy homes and apartments with limited counter or storage space. Mincing attachments adds more versatility and function and could replace other single used appliances as well. Slowstar small size packs about 50% more power in its motor than other machines in the same price range. In terms of daily use, this means it can squeeze a lot of juice from almost any…
  • Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500

    Life Coach
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    The post Super Angel All Stainless Steel Twin Gear Juicer- 5500 appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
 
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  • #MicroblogMondays 4: Wish I Was There

    Mel
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* I am reading Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, and I have to read it slowly because it sort of hurts my heart.  I want it to be true.  I want there to really be a magic […]
  • Writing Could Save Your Life

    Mel
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    So I’m obviously a complete and utter liar since I said that I would never remind you about #MicroblogMondays again, but really, if you want to blame someone, blame Loribeth because she is the one who sent me this brilliant article. If you’re not going to click over and read it, it basically says that […]
  • 512th Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:29 am
    I posted about this on Twitter and Facebook because it has been on my mind lately.  Most of the twins’ friends are out of car seats.  My kids are still in boosters and will be for a long time because the recommendation (well, it ranges between recommendation and law depending on where you live) is […]
  • Why We Blog

    Mel
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:37 am
    Fine, it’s far from realistic: a boy posts a story on his brand-spanking-new blog and suddenly it goes viral and donations pour in from all corners of the Internet to help them pay for their dog’s surgical bills.  He’s able to Google his name and see that 2,876 people have read it.  But really, Jojo […]
  • How Do You Know Your Patronus?

    Mel
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Last week, JK Rowling revealed the form her Patronus takes —  a pine marten.  Which is so adorable that I’ve stopped coveting the rabbit that lives in our backyard, and now I’m coveting my very own pine marten friend who will chillax with me while I write.  Nerdist also reviewed several characters’ Patronuses, and you […]
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  • Is Leptin Gene Therapy the Future of Weight Loss?

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

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

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

    Douglas Robb
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Every January, bookstore shelves groan under the weight of the hundreds of brand-new weight loss/diet/exercise/nutrition/snake-oil books. And every January, millions of people…unhappy with their bodies…spend bazillions of dollars…in the hope that one of those books will contain some magical insight that will allow them to transform their bodies from fat to fit…without having to sweat…eat spinach…or […]
  • Genie Bouchard – Canadian Fitness Hero

    Douglas Robb
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:54 am
    Canada, like a growing percentage of the world, is experiencing an obesity crisis. Between 1985 and 2011, obesity rates in Canada have tripled In that time period, rates of morbid obesity have increased by 433% 54% of Canadian adults (62% males and 45% of females) are overweight or obese (2013 data) 21% of Canadian youth (26% […]
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    Mark's Daily Apple

  • Dear Mark: High Uric Acid and Gout; From Vegetarian to Primal Without a Gallbladder

    Mark Sisson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m covering two questions. First, what’s the deal with really, really high uric acid levels? Assuming a person is fit with good body composition, feels good, and has no complaints, are they still worrisome? Can they still lead to gout? Maybe. Read on. And then I cover a question on the best way to transition from vegetarian to Primal. If that seems fairly standard, there’s a little wrinkle: the potential convert has no gallbladder. Let’s go: Just read your article on 12 reasons to consume more protein. My uric acid levels are…
  • Weekend Link Love – Edition 314

    Mark Sisson
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    For everyone that’s been inquiring, this year’s annual 21-Day Challenge is postponed to January 1. Check back in 2015 to take part in the next challenge. I’ve got some fun stuff planned. Check out the trailer for a great new movie – Carb-Loaded: A Culture Dying to Eat. It comes out October 1 and features a who’s who of obesity and nutrition experts. Pure Food. Pure Training. is a colorful interactive iBook with delicious recipes, videos, functional fitness workouts and tips on how to integrate a Primal lifestyle into your daily life. The author, Romy Dollé,…
  • Primal Celery Root Lasagna

    Worker Bee
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    If lasagna is comfort food that you just can’t quit thinking about, then pull out that lasagna pan because this recipe is going to make you really happy. Even the most carb-addicted, pasta-loving person you know will be hard pressed to admit that this Primal lasagna isn’t delicious. This lasagna is the real deal – minus the noodles, of course. In place of noodles are thin sheets of celery root, a vegetable with a mild flavor and tender texture that does a fine job of impersonating a lasagna noodle. Extra scraps of celery root are pureed with butter to give the lasagna a creamy middle,…
  • Overcoming Anxiety: I Finally Feel Comfortable in My Own Skin

    Guest
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! I have always been a fit person. In my teens and early twenties I spent countless hours both weight lifting and performing extensive cardio routines in the gym. I worked hard in all areas of my life— juggling school, work, and an excessive…
  • Join Us Next Week at the 5th Annual PrimalCon Oxnard!

    Mark Sisson
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    We’ve just finalized our room block at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort for PrimalCon Oxnard September 25-28th. We’ll have over 100 guests taking that place over and hitting the omelet bar so hard every morning they won’t know what hit them! I grabbed just a couple extra rooms at our incredible discount rate (starting $159/night), and the rest have been released to the public at the premium summer rates of $259/nite on up. So, if you want to come to PrimalCon, contact our offices immediately (888-774-6259 or 310317-4414) so we can secure you a suite at the resort and…
 
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    Carole Carson

  • Create Your Own Salad Dressing: Save Calories and Dollars

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Purpose of Therapeutic Exercise

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    It is necessary to balance the tensions in our daily lives, which cause our glands to pump adrenaline. Without compensating activity to use up the adrenaline, we are simply eating ourselves up inside. I explained this in Chapter Ten. Exercise offers a tension-relaxation balance. It is therapeutic against daily stress. The purpose of therapeutic exercise […]
  • Why Unorthodox Therapy for Prolongevity?

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    In response to the needs of the growing elderly and degenerating population in this country and abroad, holistically thinking doctors exchange information about multitherapeutic approaches to the aging process. They study and evaluate different means, sometimes unorthodox ones, to achieve positive results against premature memory loss, sexual inadequacy, loss of libido, irreversible tired­ness, loss of […]
  • Patients and Doctors Demand fancy Labels for Diseases

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Our doctors are taught something else that is common to the laboratory and experimental practice of modern American medicine. They are told it is proper to attach “labels” to conditions and to supply patients with impressive diagnoses having fancy names. Over time, this medical practice has found favor with the public also. People have grown […]
  • The Holistic Medical Effect on You, the Patient

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Fundamentally, there is an easy distinction to make between crisis intervention medicine that is practiced today and holistic medicine as it could be practiced universally, someday. Today’s treatment relies mainly on fighting existent disease with the help of drugs or surgery. Its effect is like feeding a tiny mouse to a hungry lion. Holistic medicine, […]
  • The Fasting Technique to Discover Ecological Allergies

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Every ninth American has a mental illness severe enough to require psychiatric treatment. Half are under twenty-five years of age. This is a population group that finds relief from treatment by clinical ecologists. They may have ecological mental illness from allergies. Sally Jurgens was a schizophrenic treated at the Fuller Memo­rial Sanitarium in South Attleboro, […]
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Meal Plan For Fat Loss 4 Idiots

    fitness guy
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    With due respect to the huge number of posts written on the benefits of calorie shifting, I just wished that the authors of those posts had also taken the time to offer a few easy-go-recipes for the followers of the diet.Regardless, I am going to fill that need with my post. If you have been searching for some good recipes that go well with the concept of calorie shifting, you would be able to find them and more from this post.For the sake of argument, I am making a few assumptions here, the first of them being that you are quite familiar with the concept of calorie shifting method of…
  • Omega 3 Supplement Benefits

    fitness guy
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Margaret Tye has this interesting article about the value of Omega 3 Supplement. I have written before about how I do take this supplement and my wife actually calls them heart pills because Omegas are supposed to be good for your heart and circulation.In recent years research has highlighted the benefits of omega 3 fish oil, whether it is taken naturally by eating oily fish, or by taking daily supplements. Fish oil has been shown to help keep the cardiovascular system healthy, reducing the risk of heart disease and eventual heart attack.Omega 3 SupplementOmega 3 SupplementMany people take…
  • Healthy Soup Recipes

    fitness guy
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    We all know that soup is comfort food, but did you know that soup can also help you lose weight? Include healthy soup recipes in your diet if you want to shed unwanted pounds.During the cold winter months nothing is more comforting that a bowl of hot soup. Chicken soup with noodles and vegetables will warm your body. Studies show that eating soup produces greater feelings of satiety compared to other types of food.The high water content of soup helps to fill us up. At the same time, soup that is piping hot has to be eaten slowly. This allows us to savor the full flavor of the soup and gives…
  • Ab Workout – Parts of Your Abs

    fitness guy
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    An ab workout is a workout where you are working all parts of your abs. Most people after they have dropped their down to a good level are interested in getting 6 pack abs and there are two things that will control whether you have a 6 pack or not.1. Your diet and fat level – You need to make sure that your diet is good and no matter what you do if you have even a fairly thin layer of fat on your midsection then you will not be able to see those awesome ab muscles.2. Your Ab Workout – You ab workout will consist of the exercises to the upper and lower abdominal muscles as well as…
  • Hip Arthritis Exercises

    fitness guy
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Hip Arthritis Exercises are a very important part of pain management for anybody with arthritis in the hips. It is also probably the best way to limit the development or worsening of arthritis in all joints.Many hip arthritis exercises will also strengthen the knees which is important because arthritis in these joints is often linked. A person with stiff and painful hips will tend to put stress on the knees when walking to reduce their pain, and this stress can often produce problems of its own including causing arthritis to develop in the knees too. The same is true in reverse, when someone…
 
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    Sports Are 80 Percent Mental

  • Maybe Your Kids Inherited Your Couch Potato Genes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Oven-Baked Summer Squash Recipe: Fries

    Angie
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A summer squash has a strong resemblance, in flavor and texture, to a zucchini. You can, in fact, substitute zucchini in this recipe, but it will probably bake a bit more quickly. Summer squash has a number of benefits like: Good source of fiber Low calories High in vitamin A Good source of potassium Ingredients: 1 medium summer squash 2 eggs 1 ½ cups breadcrumbs (try panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier texture) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon mustard power Salt and pepper Olive oil How to Make It: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil and set aside. Cut your…
  • Tips for the Beginner Runner

    Angie
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    So, you’ve been thinking about starting running? You’ve heard about the endorphins or you want to take things up a notch or you just want to try something new. That’s a great idea and as the weather starts to cool off, it’s the perfect time to start. Whether you’ve been a runner in the past or never run before, the key to starting running is to get out there. Take that first step. Walk out your front door or hop on that treadmill and start to move. It really is that simple. And it’s really not. Here are some tips for being successful as a beginning runner…
  • Grilled Veggies Recipe in Foil

    Angie
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re looking for a meatless meal that satisfies, look no further. This isn’t exactly a recipe, but is meant to inspire you for your next veggie-only dish. All you do is preheat your oven or grill to 350 F. Then chop up some veggies & herbs and toss them in some olive oil. In this photo, there are patty pan squash, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Add some fresh herbs like basil, parsley and oregano or whatever you like. Mushrooms, eggplant, garlic and plenty of other veggies also work well. Mix all your ingredients and wrap everything in foil on a baking dish (or direct on the…
  • Fitness Passes in NYC: Where to Get a One Day Pass

    Angie
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever thought about joining a gym but the idea of a fixed commitment turned you off? Or you wanted to try a new gym but don’t want to deal with the pushy salespeople trying to sell you memberships? Fit Daypass lets you buy single visit passes to over 25 gyms in NYC and Brooklyn. The passes start at $9.95, and no membership is required – you just pay per session. The advantage of using Fit Daypass: Variety – you can use any gym in the network. Also, classes are included. Many gyms also have swimming pools (Complete Body on 57th, Athletic and Swim Club, Chelsea Piers, Bally at…
  • 30 Day 1 Thing Daily Challenge: Play Along

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

    Gym Junkies
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
      On a program to build muscle mass fast? If so, you will be working hard, likely hitting the gym four to six days a week. As you do this however, it’s vital that you watch for one thing – overtraining syndrome. Overtrainig is something that typically sneaks up on people, they don’t expect they would ever suffer and they keep pushing and pushing. They may start to see some of the warning signs, but still believe that it could never happen to them. Then one day they go too far. Next thing you know, they’re down and not hitting the gym as they should be. If you ignore the warning…
  • Fitness: Build Muscle Mass Workout VS Lose Weight Exercises

    Gym Junkies
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As you go about designing your workout program, one question you must answer before you can completely design and develop your plan is what your primary goal is. A workout to build muscle mass is not going to be quite the same as a workout that is designed to help you experience fast weight loss, so understanding the differences between the two will be critical for success. Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule So, what do you need to know? Let’s go over the main points to consider when looking at your workout program design.
  • Fitness: Build Muscle Mass and Build Muscle With This Advanced Workout

    Gym Junkies
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Looking for a way to boost your workout success? Tired of seeing slow to stagnant progress? If you feel like your workout needs a wake-up call, this is the way to provide that. Giant sets prove to be one of the top ways that you can seriously increase the overall intensity of your sessions while shocking your muscles into massive growth potential. Chances are, you’ve tried supersets before.  Time and time again, they’ve had their place in your program. And this is great because supersets are one way to challenge your body more and move to the next level. But are they enough? As your…
  • Fitness: How to Stay Fit While Traveling

    Gym Junkies
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re someone who’s on a bodybuilding workout program and regularly enjoys taking a vacation here and there or you happen to travel frequently for work purposes, you might be wondering how you can prevent muscle mass loss from occurring. If you feel like you make excellent gains in progress while at home and then as soon as you leave for your holiday or time away, you see all the progress you’ve worked so hard for fade away, you need to get a game plan in place. Going away does not need to mean moving backward in progress as long as you are wise in your approach. Remember you can…
  • Fitness: Increase Flexibility And Stop Workout Injuries

    Gym Junkies
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Nothing will kill your progress faster than hitting an injury, but yet, it’s an everyday occurrence in gyms across the nation.  If you aren’t careful with how you’re working out, injury is practically inevitable. This is especially the case as you make further and further progress with your routine to build muscle fast. The more muscle you have, the stronger you get, and, the more weight you will be lifting. With more weight comes more risk for injuries. So it’s time to learn what the most common injuries are and the steps that you can take to prevent them. This way, you can have a…
 
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    Yum Yucky

  • Greedy Recipe! Garlicky Loaded Tater Skins

    yumyucky
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Care for a little appetizer? I made you some garlicky loaded tater skins. Don’t they look purrr-dee? I was worried my breath might smell like garlic on hot coals imported from hell, but no one else seemed to think so. GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS serves approximately 7-8 hungry people 5-lb bag russet potatoes 1 large head broccoli 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (approximate) 1 cup ready-to-eat bacon bits (approximate) bunch scallion 1 small diced jalapeno (optional) garlic powder, salt & pepper 2-3 cloves fresh garlic sliced thin, or crushed garlic if you prefer dollops of sour cream…
  • 6 Minute Fat Loss Quickie

    yumyucky
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Awww yeah! This 6 minute fat loss quickie will make your heart beat out of your chest as your fatty parts beg for mercy… It’s short, yet intense and effective. You ready for it? Set your interval timer, cell phone timer app, or free online timer for 6 rounds of 20 seconds work / 10 secs rest. You will be alternating speed rope (or high knees if you don’t yet have a rope) with mountain climbers. The 6-round cycle will look like this: 20 seconds speed rope 10 sec rest 20 seconds mountain climbers 10 sec rest 20 seconds speed rope 10 sec rest 20 seconds mountain climbers 10 sec…
  • How to Distract Yourself From Butt Soreness

    yumyucky
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Daaaang. Today’s squat session really made my booty extra-sore. I turned to Google for compassion… Ummm, okay. It’s just sore ya’ll. I promise it’s only sore! The distraction of the Google search was powerful enough to erase my booty soreness for 5.6 seconds. So ya, it works. NEWSFLASH! If you missed out on shaping yo’ booty to your satisfaction this summer, NOW is the time to start getting it ready for next year. Now that the Intermittent Fasting Guide has been released (thanks to everyone who grabbed a copy!), I’m working on putting out more workout…
  • Yum Yucky’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

    yumyucky
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    CLICK HERE to start noshing on all the tasty info in this free, 37-page eBook. The Guide will be automatically delivered to your Inbox after sign-up. Enjoy! Your questions and feedback is welcomed! ~ Josie The post Yum Yucky’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting appeared first on Yum Yucky.
  • Juicy Excerpt From Yum Yucky’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

    yumyucky
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    You can download your free PDF copy on Monday, September 15th, but right now why don’t you take a few moments to chew on this juicy excerpt from the Introduction and gaze into a full snapshot of the Table of Contents. EXCERPT Intermittent Fasting: Clearing up the Misconceptions “Excuse me, Josie, but I’m not mis-confused whatsoever. I already know about Intermittent Fasting. All you have to do is refrain from gnawing on foodstuffs until the internal stomach compartment feels shriveled and dead with misery. Once all food-happiness in life has been erased, THAT is when the weight loss…
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    Go! Go! Gail!

  • The highly distracted gal's guide to losing weight

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    This is not a "starting over" post because I have not stopped anything. It's a "knuckling down" post.
  • Tunes for Tuesday: Rumble and Sway, by Jamie N Commons

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Love the beat in this song, which I've heard snippets of in the past and couldn't find. Then Levi's started using it in a commercial that makes me think "I am officially too old for this Levi's demographic" as I...
  • Carrots and celery

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Carrots and celery -- it's my new nighttime jam.
  • Tunes for Tuesday: Do What You Want, by OK Go

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Heard this one over the weekend while watching "Sunday Night Football" and was reminded how much I love this album for working out. In addition to having it on my iPod, I also downloaded an OK Go treadmill workout where...
  • Best trainer I've ever had

    Gail Gedan Spencer
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    It's great when you and your trainer are on the same page.
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    Turbulence Training

  • 701 reps plus deadlifts

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    It's almost time to hit the road again. I've been home for a week, after all, and I really miss the airport line-ups, security, and hanging out with strangers for a few hours in a long metal tube. ;)Tomorrow is my last day on the farm and then I'm off to Toronto. On Thursday I head to Tampa to visit my friend Joel Marion. We are working on a new secret project and I have some great new
  • Move on!

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    As a fat loss expert, it's not very often that I come across a scientific-based method that can quickly target lower belly and stomach fat. That's why I wanted to make sure you saw this new approach that takes only 12 minutes. At the link below, my dear friends and America's "Most-Fit" Health & Fitness Pros, Shaun and Karen Hadsall give you a simple - and short - blueprint for QUICKLY
  • 4000 pushups and a day off

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Enjoying a relaxing weekend out on the farm. Tomorrow will be an "off from everything" day, meaning no training, no internet, and no cell phone. Looking forward to it.Today I did a quality bodyweight training session, focusing on handstand pushups. On Monday I'll focus on burpees and pull-ups. Some milestones were achieved. I cross the 4,000 pushup mark.I crossed the 33% mark for Handstand
  • squats and bodyweight moves

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    Time for another trip back to the gym. It was a barbell squat day, along with some decent bw numbers added to the challenge. Warmup of bw squats and pushups 1A) Squat 1B) Box Jump 1C) Pushups 1D) Chinups 2A) Full squats 2B) Good Morning 2C) Chin-ups Total bodyweight reps: 251 101 pushups 100 squats 50 chinups Tomorrow or Sunday will be off...and the other day will focus on handstand pushups
  • Hero drives my bodyweight challenge

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    He was my hero. I was just a 5 year old kid when this "Superman" came to town. And to this day his story still brings a tear to my eye. What he achieved, against the obstacles he overcame, makes almost everything we struggle with seem so inconsequential in comparison. His story below, but first, I have three questions for you. The answers determines your future. What are your real limits?What
 
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    Lifting Revolution for Women - Change Your Life With Taylor

  • Forget The Carbs Before A Race: Research Supports Diet High In Fat Improves Endurance

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Even if you’re not training for a race, you’ll want to know this. It’s interesting stuff. Just go with it. You’re training for a race (hypothetically speaking) and the one nutritional element that you rely on is what? Carbohydrates. Everyone is familiar with the popular pasta night before a big race to help fill your body up with glycogen, the fuel your body uses to get you from the start of the race to the finish line. Right? Well, what if we have it all wrong? I ask because my training has been off this season. My runs weaker, my paces slower… what gives? I spent some time…
  • Friday Favorites: Top Favorite Fall Recipes + I Need Hair Help

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    September 23rd is the official first day of fall, but for me fall started when wearing white became a fashion no-no. Yes, here in the south, you better not try to wear white jeans after labor day. Expect to get a few crazy eyes looking at you. <– I know this is living the past compared to most places. We need to evolve. Clothes wise, it’s far too warm to bring out the boots but I have been getting busy in the kitchen: I’ve been cooking up pumpkin spice pancakes, spiced donut holes and even soup. For today’s Friday Favorites, I want to take a look back at past recipes and pull…
  • Personal Training Couple Shares The Secret For A Working Marriage

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today is a special day. 4 years ago, at 3:00 in the afternoon, I said “I do” to a wonderful man. (Note to Dan… Yes, we’ve been married 4 years). To be honest, it’s not really 4 years that I celebrate. Dan and I have been together for almost a decade and I’m pretty proud of that. We’ve seen couples come and go. We’ve been tested ourselves over the years, yet neither of us feels there is anything so bad that we can’t work through it. As Dan put it one time, marriage might be tough, but there isn’t anyone else he would want to fight with or love. What’s the secret to a…
  • 15 Minute Thunder And Lightening Workout: Kettlebell & Jump Rope

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s Workout Wednesday friends! To celebrate, I’m sharing with you a 15 minute workout inspired by a 6-week program that I’m currently working on for FitWomensWeekly. It seems a lot of you love the kettlebell workouts, and a lot of you love jump rope workouts, so why not combine the two and basically create the workout from hell? Okay, it’s not from hell, but it is going to deliver a heart thumbing, calorie scorching, fat burning, muscle toning, lung gasping affect. Sounds great, right? Thought you would love it! What you’ll need for this workout:  –…
  • Why Toddlers Make You Fat & How To Avoid Weight Gain

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I always feel the need to preface any parental post with the following… I don’t have kids, I don’t pretend to have kids, I can only share my point of view, science and honest thoughts to you from being around my niece and watching my friends/family with their children. Okay, now that we got that out of the way… Last week I did a post on Why Your Spouse Makes You Fat, this week I am going to follow it up with a part 2… Why Toddlers Make You Fat This past weekend, I watched my 3 year old niece. Seriuosly… I picked her up at daycare at 1:30pm Friday and dropped her off Sunday at…
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    James Clear

  • 3 Simple Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

    James Clear
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    A lot of people want to build an exercise habit that sticks. (A 2012 survey analyzed the top ten habits of thousands of people and found that exercise was number one by a long shot. [1]) Of course, wanting to make exercise a habit and actually doing it are two different things. Changing your behavior is difficult. Living a new type of lifestyle is hard. This is especially true when you throw in very personal feelings about body image and self-worth. But there are some strategies that can make it easier to stick with an exercise habit. I have been using the three strategies below to build my…
  • Photo Essay: The Isle of Skye, Scotland

    James Clear
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I believe that creativity is one of the pillars of living a healthy and fulfilling life. And, because I try to live out the principles that I write about each week and not merely talk about them, every few months I set out on a photography trip to create art, explore the world, and learn a thing or two along the way. This photo essay was created on the Isle of Skye, the largest island in a chain known as the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. As always, all photos are my own. Isle of Skye Pictures Note: You can browse larger versions of these photos in the full Scotland gallery. Just a few minutes…
  • How to Build Muscle: Proven Strength Lessons from Milo of Croton

    James Clear
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    Nearly 2,500 years ago, there was a man of incredible strength and athleticism roaming the hills of southern Italy. His name was Milo of Croton and he was almost certainly the most successful wrestler of his day. Milo was a six-time wrestling champion at the Ancient Olympic Games in Greece. In 540 BC, he won the boys wrestling category and then proceeded to win the men’s competition at the next five Olympic Games in a row. He also dominated the Pythian Games (7-time winner), Isthmian Games (10-time winner), and Nemean Games (9-time winner). [1, 2] In the rare event that an athlete won…
  • This Simple Equation Reveals How Habits Shape Your Health, Happiness, and Wealth

    James Clear
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    In 1936, a man named Kurt Lewin wrote a simple equation that changed the way we think about habits and human behavior. The equation makes the following statement: Behavior is a function of the Person in their Environment. [1] Known today as Lewin’s Equation, this tiny expression contains most of what you need to know about building good habits, breaking bad ones, and making progress in your life. Let’s talk about what we can learn from it and how to apply these ideas to master the habits that shape your health, happiness, and wealth. What Drives Our Behavior? Before Lewin’s…
  • My Upcoming Speaking Schedule (Let’s Meet in Person!)

    James Clear
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    Earlier this week, our little community passed 84,000 members. (First time visitor? You can sign up free here.) One of my favorite parts about writing for a global audience is meeting you all in person when I speak at various events and organizations. With that in mind, I’m starting to book my speaking schedule for the end of 2014 and the first half of 2015. If I’m coming to a city near you, I’d love to meet you and say hello. And if you’d like me to speak at your organization or event, details for contacting me are below. My Upcoming Speaking Schedule I already have a…
 
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    menshealth.com.sg

  • Big money can’t thump team-building

    Kelvtan
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    When Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers splashed out most of the booty received from the sale of star striker Luis Suarez on bringing in ten new faces costing over £100 million, he can’t say he wasn’t warned of how this might turn out.   read more
  • Style Matters

    Kelvtan
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Fashion for men has taken many twists and turns over the last few decades. Sure, it has always been trendy to wear the latest bling, but it has only been until recently that it’s less acceptable to be caught behind the times, especially in the day and age of Instagram and selfies.read more
  • Get loose

    Kelvtan
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:07 am
    I couldn’t help but gaffaw at the recent boo-boo by the Columbian women’s cycling team (tweet below), especially given how the tight synthetic material of their cycling jerseys contributed to it all.   To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of skin-tight material- it’s uncomfortable, it attenuates parts you’d rather stay hidden, and sometimes makes it look like you’re auditioning for a part in the next Spiderman sequel.   read more
  • Weekend Agenda Sep 13-14

    kennethwee_
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
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  • I hate the Apple Watch

    Kelvtan
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    There's been a great excitement building the past few months as rumours that Apple, one of the titans of tech innovation, was ready to unleash an "iWatch", the one watch to rule them all. Having been a fan of their products since the very first iMac, I have to admit I was eagerly awaiting for it.read more
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  • Give your health a boost with artichokes

    Gautam
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Experts say that artichokes are high in antioxidants — more so than most vegetables. Antioxidants neutralise and remove free radicals from your bloodstream, thereby maintaining good health. Artichokes contain antioxidants like rutin, cynarin, quercertin, silymarin, luteolin and anthocyanins. Certain studies reveal that women who regularly consume artichokes have a lower risk of breast cancer than women who don’t. Artichoke leaf extracts induce cell death and reduce cell proliferation in prostate cancer and leukemia. Artichoke leaves have a polyphenol antioxidant known as cynarin,…
  • Have you done troga yet?

    Gautam
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    The first time you might have heard of Troga was in a sitcom, where one character, Mitch, asks the other character Claire who’s on a treadmill, “You never heard of Troga?” Since then, in the past one year, it has become one of the most popular forms of workout and has got an amazing number of practitioners in the West. It is one of the many spinoffs of the yoga forms, which includes bike asana, spin yoga session and striking yoga poses on the treadmill. Says Anandi Rai, a yoga expert who also conducts classes online, “Troga is a combination of resistance training and…
  • Overcome your iron deficiency with these foods

    Gautam
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Experts say that millions of women around the world suffer from iron deficiency, more popularly known as anaemia. This nutritional insufficiency is known to cause fatigue, lethargy and even low work performance. Include these iron-rich foods in your diet to address this problem… – Brown rice is packed with fibre, which flushes out toxins from your body while the iron in it is said to battle anaemia. – Oatmeal also has iron apart from several other nutrients. A breakfast comprising oatmeal is a great way to start the day. – Potatoes may seem like a high-calorie…
  • 6 reasons to run a marathon

    Gautam
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    A lot of serious and regular runners will swear by the fact that running everyday, be it for a marathon or not, is the most rewarding experience that one can have.Training to run a marathon not only helps one push one’s physical boundaries. It also helps people learn about their endurance limits. Be it running as a part of a club, or even alone on a chilly morning, runners are united in their opinion that there is nothing more liberating or fun.If you still think that running is ridiculous or consider running 40-odd kilometres (42.2 kms to be precise), as punishment, then, think again.
  • Air pollution harming brains of urban young

    Alka Anand Singh
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    Researchers at the University of Montana found that when air particulate matter and their components such as metals are inhaled or swallowed, they pass through damaged barriers – including respiratory, gastro-intestinal and blood-brain barriers – and can result in long-lasting harmful effects.Lead researcher Dr. Lilian Calderon-Garciduenas’ findings are detailed in apaper titled “Air pollution and children: Neural and tight-junction anti-bodies and combustion metals, the role of barrier breakdown and brain immunity in neuro-degeneration”.The team compared 58…
 
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    Joyce Cherrier

  • Giving the GoPro Hero3 a Go on Maui #VZWBuzz

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

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

    Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The Nokia Lumia 2520 wrapped up safely in the Nokia Power keyboard — Hello up to an extra 5 hours of battery life! **Disclosure: As a #VZWbuzz team member, I was provided the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. My opinions are always my own. Although I don’t go on tropical adventures as often as I’d like, I do journey home to Maui at least once a year. I’m there for awhile and it’s always awesome to see my Maui ohana, but there’s always work that needs doing too. I have to pack up the appropriate gadgets and tools to make that work  happen. Each trip, I try to be as…
  • The 3 P’s of a Healthy Life

    Joyce
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Good for my soul – My present purpose and passion. Whatever is good for your soul…do that. ~ unknown I’ve never been one to follow the crowd. Even when I managed a gym, I wasn’t fond of promoting the newest fitness trend. Maybe it was just a personal go-against-the-grain kind of character trait or maybe I never really like the idea of telling everyone else what they should love. If I tell you what to love, unless you just happen to love it too, you’ll be lacking the ingredients that you need to stick to a healthy lifestyle for more than a week at a time. I call…
  • A Child’s Journey to Self-Discovery #Thrively

    Joyce
    31 May 2014 | 10:56 am
    A day at the barn. Often we parents try to vicariously live out our lives through our children. Maybe it’s the artist that never quite became known, or the football player that didn’t make the NFL after college, or a singer whose album never sold to more than friends and family. Dreams are awesome. But we all have our own. What’s yours is not necessarily mine, and that same thing goes for our children. No matter how well intentioned we are, our children need to find their own strengths and purpose and not the one we want. When we put them on our path we take them off of…
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    Comeback Momma

  • Simple and Healthy Meals with Diet-to-Go

    Jenn
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Healthy Meals with Diet-to-Go Review As a busy mom, it can be challenging to eat healthy on the go. Mornings are filled with getting the kids ready for school. I am lucky if I get a cup of tea down before I am racing out the door. I usually pop in a few whole wheat waffles, scarf them down and then I am off to the gym. The rest of the day, I am running errands, blogging, doing laundry, grocery shopping, volunteering at school, etc. So, lunch is often a quick salad or frozen meal. With dinners, I try to be healthier, but unfortunately, I am not the best cook. I am also not very creative when…
  • Join me for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party 9/24 at 11am!

    Jenn
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Photo Credit: Will Cook For Smiles Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party where we talk all about healthy snacking! On Wednesday, September 24th at 11:00 am ET, please join us for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Partywhere we’ll be sharing tips on living a healthy lifestyle with some delicious snacks, and giving you a chance to win prizes! With two school age kids, I often find myself nibbling on their snack foods, which are not always so healthy. After all, who doesn’t love to snack, right? Thanks goodness both of my kids really love…
  • Immunizations at Walgreens Help Children Get@Shot at Life!

    Jenn
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    It’s a great time of year to make sure all of your immunizations are up to date. I needed my seasonal flu vaccine, so I went to Walgreens to help support the Get a Shot-Give a Shot program. From September 2nd through October 13th, for every flu shot or other immunization you receive at Walgreens, you will help provide a life-saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.  Isn’t it sad that children in Tanzania are not even sure that they will grow up? Together, we can protect children from diseases like measles and…
  • Tea Time with Sautéed Vegetable Wrap & Pasta Salad #TEArifficPairs

    Jenn
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    I am in denial that summer is coming to an end. I try to eat on my back deck as much as possible to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. It can disappear pretty quickly up here in New England. I enjoy afternoon tea time with my lunch. I love to create fresh and healthy recipes for my lunches. For the summer, I often like fruit flavored ice tea. I headed to Walmart and selected the Lipton Raspberry Iced Tea Mix. Even though it’s a sweet tea, there are only 80 calories per serving. Gotta love that, right? My lunch recipes make for #TEAfifficPairs with an ice cold cup of Lipton Tea.
  • Announcing Walgreens #ShotAtLife Twitter Party 9/17

    Jenn
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know I do, and I’m excited to co-host a party about how you can Give a Shot when you Get a Shot at Walgreens! On Wednesday, September 17th, at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #GetAShot Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing this wonderful opportunity to give back to children in need and giving you a chance to win prizes I just love this program. What an amazing way to help others when you help yourself by getting a flu shot. Please consider getting your flu vaccine at Walgreens to support the Get a Shot, Give a Shot program. Through…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • My Stubborn Story Of Serious Injury | Video

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

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

    Kate Galliett
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    When I first began working with adventure and endurance athletes, a fairly sizable area of opportunity for these athletes struck me right off the bat, as I’d look over the training plans they’d been doing before meeting with me for the first time. For virtually all of the people coming to me for help, after they’d complete their big event, they’d go into a ‘rest period’ that turned into an After-Event Abyss (where fitness progress disappeared, not to be seen again). For a few weeks up to a few months after the big day, not much happened. ‘Time off to…
  • How To Recover From Defeat

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

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

  • If you haven’t made it yet, it isn’t because you’re weak, stupid or incompetent.

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Repercussions of Phsychological Abuse in Sports

    Jake Jensen
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When my wife and I got back to Salt Lake City with our young son last summer, I didn’t realize that we would be living right next to a little league practice field. Since Lincoln was only 8 months old, we would stick him in the stroller and cruise around the neighborhood on summer evenings, watching the teams practice as we walked. I was excited at first, but my excitement quickly turned to shock and then to anger.   Some of the stuff these coaches were saying and doing to the pee wee kids on the field was unforgiveable. I couldn’t remember having ever actually seen abuse like that in…
  • How Not to Behave and Why

    Coach G
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Being in this business for quite some time now, I am often asked the same question from various strength coaches, graduate assistants, and interns I come across: How are we judged as strength coaches?  I think it is a legitimate question…but one that really has no answer. I know great strength coaches who have never had a winning season, and I know terrible strength coaches who win consistently. In turn, I have heard countless reasons for us to justify our jobs, and it is nauseating. There are strength coaches at all levels who receive no attention; however, once they suddenly catch a…
  • Power Training for Team Sports

    Ashley Jones
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    elitefts™ Sunday Edition Over the last 10 years, I have attempted to analyze the training elements that would best transfer to improved rate of force development on the rugby field. Therefore, I thought it would be good to share this “power trip” with our readers. A simple and basic approach to in-season power training for all sports, specifically rugby, is to alternate on a weekly basis between two different set/rep/load protocols. In the first week, utilize a schedule based on light and fast—an inter-muscular coordination approach (Schmidtbliecher): 3 x 5 @ 60% of max, light and…
  • 5 Necessary Attributes of a Pro Potential

    Skip Hill
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    elitefts™ Sunday Edition I am going to clear up what I think is a huge misunderstanding in what it takes to be a pro bodybuilder. Almost on a daily basis I am reminded that people consistently and routinely get it all wrong. Most people completely miss the boat when it comes to what it takes to “make it” in this sport. I’m going to lay it out in black and white terms to clear the air. If you are one of “those guys” that thinks it is all about drugs, you are sadly mistaken. If you think that you have a better chance to turn pro training at Armbrust Pro Gym here in Denver,…
  • Misconceptions About Lactic Acid

    Jonathan Mike
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    There isn’t any doubt that this is one of the most prevailing myths that continues to exist within the world of exercise and training. If you’ve ever purchased any exercise and aerobic cassette tapes (yes, I said cassette tapes) from the 80s or 90s, this is when and how the proliferation of these terms came about (despite the fact that the discovery of lactic acid came in the late 1700s by Carl Whilhelm Sheele, a Swedish chemist). In current fitness and training culture, people still refer to this compound as “the burn.” This “burn” that so many continue to describe is…
 
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • What Your Personal Trainer Can’t Fix

    Pamela Hernandez
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez At BlogFest, Jillian Michaels made a statement in her almost hour long Q&A with us that spoke directly to my heart. Someone asked her what do you do with the client who just won’t do what you ask. The one who professes a heart felt desire to get fit but won’t do their exercise homework or keep a food journal? The audience member asked how do you, as personal trainer, overcome that? Her answer? You don’t. She went on to say that most fitness professionals on some level have to be co-dependent. While I am sure she meant this in jest, she got close to my truth…
  • A Heart Attack at 31? Meet Fitness Success Story Laura

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One morning, about a year ago, I got a text from a client. She told me wasn’t going to be able to make our training session that night. She said she was at the ER and would send me details later. Laura had a newborn and a young son so my initial thought was one of them was ill or injured. Laura was just getting started and I worried that if this issue was serious, it might set her back a few weeks. I could not have imaged that we would not work together again for almost 9 months. When I received this text message later that day I was in shock. In Laura’s words, here is what happened that…
  • Farmers Market Finds for September

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez September at the Farmers Market is a perfect mix of summer and fall. There are still plenty of summer favorites like zucchini and peppers with a few tomatoes too. Next to them you will find the beginnings of the fall harvest, which includes two of my favorite vegetables: butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes can be found at the supermarket all year long. While their appearance may be less appealing during the spring and summer, their taste is usually consistent no matter the season. Butternut squash, on the other hand, is a vegetable that only reveals…
  • What to Serve Guests to Your Healthy Home Ep 114

    Pamela Hernandez
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a clients question about what to serve guests to your healthy home. In this video: Tasty vs Healthy Foods. Strategies for the best of both worlds. The post What to Serve Guests to Your Healthy Home Ep 114 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Gluten Free Granola, Veggie Noodles and My Other Favorite Fit Things

    Pamela Hernandez
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    IDEA World Fitness inspired me in so many ways. There was food blogger Laura Klein who gave me great ideas on how to step up my food photography. Jillian Michaels made me ponder the question WHY NOT ME? How I as Health Coach fit into the changes with the Affordable Health Care Act became more apparent after understanding all the programs it supports. I also go to try A LOT of new cool things, some of which I want to share with you. Which gave me the idea to do a My Favorite Things post each month. I want to share with you things that I am loving at the moment. I want to share things that will…
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    Living Smart Girl

  • Z Supply Fall Fashions

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Z Supply Fall Fashions Disclosure ~  I was sent product to facilitate a review.  All opinions about the products are 100% that of Living Smart Girl’s.   Z Supply is a California-based clothing company that believes in mixing style with comfort. Their line of hoodies and t-shirts reflect a simply and stylish design. Using specialty dyes and treatments Z Supply creates basics for everyday wear in a wide range of colors. I received a cute zip up hoodie and a couple t-shirts.  I love the hoodie!  It is soft, comfy, and fits me perfect.  The t-shirts fit great too, but since one is…
  • Happy Anniversary

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Image From Free Extras.com     To my husband of 17 years. Married on September 20th, 1997 in front of our big old maple tree in the back yard with all our family and friends to celebrate in our special day.  Now, 17 years later, here we sit in a new house and it feels like it was just yesterday we said our “I Do’s” ~  Wow time flies!!  We sure have had a lot of fun together and made many memories I love you Tony ~  Thanks for being my husband.     The post Happy Anniversary appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
  • Love Your Skin with #MyScarAway and #CapriClear

    Sheila Thomas
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Love Your Skin with #MyScarAway and #CapriClear   Disclosure ~ Living Smart Girl received product to facilitate a review. All opinions expressed about the product are 100% that of Living Smart Girl’s.  ScarAway® uses an advanced silicone technology which creates a barrier for healthy skin while hydrating scar tissue. It’s drug-free and latex-free. This hydration processes softens the scar tissue helping it to shrink, flatten and fade away. When used after surgery or injury, ScarAway helps prevent abnormal scar formation. It also reduces itchiness during healing.  The…
  • Healthy Meatless Monday Meals

    Sheila Thomas
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Check out Healthy Meatless Monday Meals by Sheila Cooper Thomas at Foodie.com   I know it’s not Monday, but I just like how the words “Meatless Monday” roll off the tongue ..  LOL!     There is a Monday in every week and regardless of if you like that fact or not, it is there.   So, let’s make the most out of the beginning of our week by whipping up some great meatless meals.  Now, don’t freak out and run away… you can enjoy meals with no meat and honestly you won’t even realize you are going meatless. Things like pasta, veggie pilaf,…
  • Keurig® Office Pro Brewing System

    Kathy Godbey
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Get a deliciously brewed coffee without leaving the office with Keurig® Office Pro Brewing System. This coffee maker can make 6, 8 and 10 ounce brew sizes. It is travel mug friendly with its removable drip tray. The water reservoir holds up to 48 ounces and it removable for cleaning. The system includes a bonus variety box of K-cups®. Many styles of Keurig systems are available for purchase, along with a full line of office supplies, at: Quill I was so excited to get my Keurig and couldn’t wait to use it!   I got a mix of coffee and tea K-Cups since I am more of a tea drinker but…
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • The Benefits of Off-Season Weight Training

    RITTERSP
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Learn how to maximize your time away from the pool for better performances when you dive back in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Training Intensity

    RITTERSP
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Focusing on three areas of training and intensity for swimming improvement is the topic of my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Fad Fitness Tips Got You Down?

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

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

    RITTERSP
    11 Jun 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Discover how to improve your posture and balance with strength training in my latest post on USMS.org.
 
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    BLOGGING ALL THINGS HEALTH & FITNESS

  • Building Strength to Enhance Endurance Go the Distance With Resistance

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

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

    Shehan Fernando
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Shin splints is a common term often thrown around the footy club, the running track or even around the home of a casual jogger. It is a condition characterised by damage and inflammation of the connective tissue joining muscles to the inner shin bone. The anatomy of the lower leg is complex – a matrix of muscles and tendons intertwine to contribute to activities from standing to sprinting and everything in between. The deep muscles attach to the inner shin bone via tissue known as tenoperiosteum. Every contraction of the calf pulls on the tenoperiosteum. If the force is repetitive…
  • Hemaview with Adrian from Living Holistic Health.

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

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

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

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    Most people believe that exercising with light weights with high repetition will tone and define your muscles to get that rock hard ripped muscular body. Since so many fitness personal trainers teach their clients that, so it must be true? As summer approaches, many fitness enthusiasts will switch from muscle building routine to doing light weight high reps routine to cut away their body fat and to reveal their ripped muscular body. After all, it is shirt off time for the beach and poolside parties, isn’t it? Well, I am about to bust this popular light weight high rep to tone muscle myth.
  • Moving From Beginner To Intermediate Level Bodybuilding

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    By now you’ve made significant progress in your bodybuilding career. For the past three to six months you’ve learnt how to perform the core lifting exercises in a technically correct manner. You’ve also conditioned the body and developed sufficient core strength to prepare yourself for a whole new level of intensity. Hopefully you’ve also built some rock solid muscle! But that’s only the beginning. In recent weeks your workouts have probably lost some of their effect so, even though you’re lifting bigger weights, your muscles now need even greater…
  • More Muscles Are Used In The Golf Swing Than You Think

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

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 am
    You can only build muscle tissue if you can generate progressively stronger muscular contractions, so this calls for an emphasis on finding ways to increase exercise intensity. This should not be confused with exercise duration as maximum training intensity will actually shorten the time needed to achieve maximal muscular growth. In an earlier article I outlined the ways in which you can intensify your training. Here we’ll focus on the role that negative repetitions have to play in intensifying the training effect. At the most basic level, human muscles have three types of strength: 1.
 
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    Girl Heroes

  • We did it!!! (And I even managed a few workouts.)

    jennincat
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We did it! We drove from Key West to Alaska! When we started out I had all these grand intentions of working out in amazing locations. As it turned out we were moving very fast because I was on a writing schedule for Go RVing and winter was (is) on our heels so we couldn’t dawdle. It’s not the easiest thing to fit in workouts or get motivated while traveling in an RV full time but add in a baby, 1000s of miles under our tires in a matter of weeks, travel planning,  sightseeing, normal family stuff, writing deadlines and fitting in workouts becomes even more challenging. It was…
  • 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…
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    "Get Up and Get Moving"

  • Fast Food the unhealthy choice!

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

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

    jillknapp
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Learn what they are and than share with a friend!
  • 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…
 
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • What Your Personal Trainer Can’t Fix

    Pamela Hernandez
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez At BlogFest, Jillian Michaels made a statement in her almost hour long Q&A with us that spoke directly to my heart. Someone asked her what do you do with the client who just won’t do what you ask. The one who professes a heart felt desire to get fit but won’t do their exercise homework or keep a food journal? The audience member asked how do you, as personal trainer, overcome that? Her answer? You don’t. She went on to say that most fitness professionals on some level have to be co-dependent. While I am sure she meant this in jest, she got close to my truth…
  • A Heart Attack at 31? Meet Fitness Success Story Laura

    Pamela Hernandez
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One morning, about a year ago, I got a text from a client. She told me wasn’t going to be able to make our training session that night. She said she was at the ER and would send me details later. Laura had a newborn and a young son so my initial thought was one of them was ill or injured. Laura was just getting started and I worried that if this issue was serious, it might set her back a few weeks. I could not have imaged that we would not work together again for almost 9 months. When I received this text message later that day I was in shock. In Laura’s words, here is what happened that…
  • Farmers Market Finds for September

    Pamela Hernandez
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Photo by Pamela Hernandez September at the Farmers Market is a perfect mix of summer and fall. There are still plenty of summer favorites like zucchini and peppers with a few tomatoes too. Next to them you will find the beginnings of the fall harvest, which includes two of my favorite vegetables: butternut squash and sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes can be found at the supermarket all year long. While their appearance may be less appealing during the spring and summer, their taste is usually consistent no matter the season. Butternut squash, on the other hand, is a vegetable that only reveals…
  • What to Serve Guests to Your Healthy Home Ep 114

    Pamela Hernandez
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a clients question about what to serve guests to your healthy home. In this video: Tasty vs Healthy Foods. Strategies for the best of both worlds. The post What to Serve Guests to Your Healthy Home Ep 114 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • Gluten Free Granola, Veggie Noodles and My Other Favorite Fit Things

    Pamela Hernandez
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    IDEA World Fitness inspired me in so many ways. There was food blogger Laura Klein who gave me great ideas on how to step up my food photography. Jillian Michaels made me ponder the question WHY NOT ME? How I as Health Coach fit into the changes with the Affordable Health Care Act became more apparent after understanding all the programs it supports. I also go to try A LOT of new cool things, some of which I want to share with you. Which gave me the idea to do a My Favorite Things post each month. I want to share with you things that I am loving at the moment. I want to share things that will…
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    Comeback Momma

  • Simple and Healthy Meals with Diet-to-Go

    Jenn
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Healthy Meals with Diet-to-Go Review As a busy mom, it can be challenging to eat healthy on the go. Mornings are filled with getting the kids ready for school. I am lucky if I get a cup of tea down before I am racing out the door. I usually pop in a few whole wheat waffles, scarf them down and then I am off to the gym. The rest of the day, I am running errands, blogging, doing laundry, grocery shopping, volunteering at school, etc. So, lunch is often a quick salad or frozen meal. With dinners, I try to be healthier, but unfortunately, I am not the best cook. I am also not very creative when…
  • Join me for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Party 9/24 at 11am!

    Jenn
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Photo Credit: Will Cook For Smiles Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party where we talk all about healthy snacking! On Wednesday, September 24th at 11:00 am ET, please join us for the #SkinnygirlSnacks Twitter Partywhere we’ll be sharing tips on living a healthy lifestyle with some delicious snacks, and giving you a chance to win prizes! With two school age kids, I often find myself nibbling on their snack foods, which are not always so healthy. After all, who doesn’t love to snack, right? Thanks goodness both of my kids really love…
  • Immunizations at Walgreens Help Children Get@Shot at Life!

    Jenn
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:21 am
    It’s a great time of year to make sure all of your immunizations are up to date. I needed my seasonal flu vaccine, so I went to Walgreens to help support the Get a Shot-Give a Shot program. From September 2nd through October 13th, for every flu shot or other immunization you receive at Walgreens, you will help provide a life-saving vaccine to a child in a developing country through the United Nation Foundation’s Shot@Life Campaign.  Isn’t it sad that children in Tanzania are not even sure that they will grow up? Together, we can protect children from diseases like measles and…
  • Tea Time with Sautéed Vegetable Wrap & Pasta Salad #TEArifficPairs

    Jenn
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    I am in denial that summer is coming to an end. I try to eat on my back deck as much as possible to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts. It can disappear pretty quickly up here in New England. I enjoy afternoon tea time with my lunch. I love to create fresh and healthy recipes for my lunches. For the summer, I often like fruit flavored ice tea. I headed to Walmart and selected the Lipton Raspberry Iced Tea Mix. Even though it’s a sweet tea, there are only 80 calories per serving. Gotta love that, right? My lunch recipes make for #TEAfifficPairs with an ice cold cup of Lipton Tea.
  • Announcing Walgreens #ShotAtLife Twitter Party 9/17

    Jenn
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know I do, and I’m excited to co-host a party about how you can Give a Shot when you Get a Shot at Walgreens! On Wednesday, September 17th, at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #GetAShot Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing this wonderful opportunity to give back to children in need and giving you a chance to win prizes I just love this program. What an amazing way to help others when you help yourself by getting a flu shot. Please consider getting your flu vaccine at Walgreens to support the Get a Shot, Give a Shot program. Through…
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    » Dr. J will See You Now

  • Too Much TV As a Kid May Lead to a Fatter and Less Healthy Adulthood

    CalorieLab
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) per0ni/Flickr Perhaps you have heard the Jesuit maxim, “Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man”: Our early formative years can determine our later lives. Now a recently published 32-year longitudinal study on television viewing habits has demonstrated the validity of a corollary of that old Jesuit maxim: “Show me the child when he is ten, and I will give you the man.” To do this, researchers used data from the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) from the age 10 and age 42 year-old surveys. The BCS70 follows the lives of 17,248…
  • Dr. J: Don’t Let a History of Childhood Abuse be an Excuse to Delay a Weight-Loss Program

    CalorieLab
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC 2.0) Dystopos/Flickr Abuse of children is an egregious act, to whose myriad consequences we can now add a greater risk of adult obesity. This was the conclusion of a recent analysis of 23 studies involving over 100,000 subjects, led by Dr. Erik Hemmingsson of the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and published in the journal Obesity Reviews. “[D]ifficult life events leave traces which can manifest as disease much later in life. The mechanisms behind this process include stress, negative patterns of thought and emotions, poor mental health, increased inflammation, … lowered…
  • Dr. J on Joan Rivers: “I’ve Had the Same Procedure, I’ve Treated the Same Emergency”

    CalorieLab
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Steve Rhodes/Flickr I was deeply saddened by the untimely death of Joan Rivers. She was a special person who, even at 81 years of age, was vigorously involved in life’s great theater of action. As a doctor with the relevant anesthesia and outpatient surgical experience and training, I was also concerned about the circumstances of her dying while undergoing an outpatient noninvasive exploratory procedure. Joan Rivers’s procedure According to various published reports, Rivers went to an outpatient surgery center to evaluate her vocal cords due to her concerns about…
  • Time to Think about Garbage

    CalorieLab
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    (CC BY-SA 2.0) Abd allah Foteih/Flickr Have you ever thought about garbage and what happens to it? During my time in medical school in the Northeast, My city’s garbage collector’s union went on strike. Everywhere you looked there were huge mounds of garbage. The United States has one of the greatest waste collection systems in the world. And we need to, because we account for over one-third of the world’s waste. The problem is not with the collection of trash. Disposal of garbage is the problem, and it’s getting worse. I was raised in the Chicago area. They had a…
  • Dr. J: Exercise Lifestyle Activist and Opportunistic Arborist

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

  • Ivan Stoitsov 175kg Snatch

    Gregor
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    Meanwhile in Azerbaijan … A new life sign from Ivan Stoitsov (if this video is recent). After his 180 + 220 from 2 years ago here is an easy 175kg Snatch. Not sure about his bodyweight, but he looks a big as always. Will we see him at worlds? Post by Ivan Stoicov. Ivan Stoitsov 175kg Snatch is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Kim Un-Guk 154kg Snatch (& Total) World Record at 62kg

    Gregor
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    Meanwhile in Korea … at the 2014 Asian Games. Second day of the competition and already the 3rd World Record (4 if you count the Jr WR). Kim Un-Guk from North Korea breaks the 12 year old 62kg Snatch Record by Shi Zhiyong. He also holds the current total WR and “only” needs a 182kg C&J to break it. 154kg Snatch is the new number to beat. Update: A 178kg Clean & Jerk also got him a new Total World Record, which now stands at 332kg. Side Views Post by 김석배. Post by 김석배. Kim Un-Guk 154kg Snatch (& Total) World Record at 62kg is a post by Gregor from…
  • Zulfiya Chinshanlo 132kg Clean & Jerk + Shu Ching Hsu Total World Record

    Gregor
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    Meanwhile in Korea … at the 2014 Asian Games. The women’s 53kg was one of the tightest competitions in recent times. Here is what went down at the women’s 53kg session in chronological order. Here is the scoreboard for that session. Snatch First Zhang Wanqiong (China) “wins” the Snatch with 102kg (“wins” because there are only medals for the total). Shu Ching Hsu (Taipei) Snatched 101kg. Zulfiya Chinshanlo (Kazakhstan) missed 96kg on her second attempt, but got it on her third. Clean & Jerk Going into the C&J is where things got…
  • Dmitry Klokov Interviews Alexey Lovchev *Translation Complete*

    Gregor
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Time for Alexey Lovchev’s “On Par” interview with Dmitry Klokov. Translation Status: Completed! Big thanks go to Vadim Pakhutkin & Sergiy Turchyn who tackled this one. Just as he did in his other “On Par” Interviews, Dmitry did a great job as an interviewer. Here we really get to know Alexey. During the interview he references Alexey’s past Interview on ATG a couple of times, so you might want to read that before you read this one. [00:00 - 00:44] Translation from Sergiy. A note from him: “This isn’t the exact translation, but the main…
  • Om Yun Chol 170kg Clean & Jerk World Record at 56kg

    Gregor
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    Meanwhile in Korea … at the 2014 Asian Games. With 170kg Om Yun Chol sets a new Clean & Jerk World Record in the 56kg category, besting his old mark of 169kg by 1kg. This is his third triple+ bodyweight Clean & Jerk since 2012! Full 56kg Results here. They had to ice his left elbow immediately after the attempt, but I think that was just precaution (hopefully). Update: Side View Post by 김석배. Om Yun Chol 170kg Clean & Jerk World Record at 56kg is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
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  • Looking At : Sep 21, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:51 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. The New Organ Liver Prize : This is certainly an interesting competition, with the goal of '[creating] a regenerative or bioengineered solution that keeps a large animal alive for 90 days without native liver function' by the end of 2018. Monitoring Gluten with The Canary : Sensitive to Gluten (or simply avoiding it wherever possible)? Say hello to the Canary. A Wireless Sensor That Transmits Tumor Pressure : Identifying…
  • Quick Tip : Fast or Slow Reps?

    Scott Andrew Bird
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    One of the areas that Josh Hewett and John Paul Catanzaro covered in Gymchat 256 - Injury Prevention & Management was the general approach to choosing rep speed based on your goals. John Paul outlines the basic idea : Good stuff. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of…
  • Band Assistance (for Pull-Ups, Dips & Push-Ups)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    This past weekend I was showing someone here how to perform Band-Assisted Pull-Ups. If you'd like to give them a try yourself - and if pull-ups are currently just out of reach, they really do help - Ross Enamait demonstrates the procedure here. Nice one. NB : We first looked at this one in the weekly Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit). If you'd like to have it sent to you automatically (free!) each week, just add your email here. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an…
  • Video for Gymchat 257 - Muscle Activation Techniques (Eric Seifert)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Thanks again to everyone who watched and joined in the discussion Gymchat 257 - Muscle Activation Techniques [with Core Strength's Eric Seifert 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 Eric discussed : 00:58 Eric's fitness background 06:34 Definition of MAT / thoughts on pain relief 11:54 Massage & stretching 21:06 Reciprocal inhibition / activation of muscles 26:08 Assessment and measurement / restoring stability 30:50…
  • Gymchat 257 - Muscle Activation Techniques (Eric Seifert)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Eric Seifert.How do you assess - and correct - muscular imbalances? Is there any value to isometric exercises, and how do you perform them? What about active vs passive stretching - should you be doing one or the other, and when? We'll be touching on all of these areas and a whole lot more in this week's discussion. Tackling this will be Core Strength's Eric Seifert, joined by Strength Athlete & Personal Trainer Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We'd love to hear your questions and comments. If there's a particular subject you'd like Eric and Josh to address, just swing by the event page for this…
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  • How To Keep Healthy When Travelling

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

    jason
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    You finally worked up the drive that you need to lose that weight that you’ve been telling yourself you’re going to lose for the last couple months. You begin hitting the treadmill and eating fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods. Your progress begins to show on the scale, but then your friend tells you something that makes you a bit leery of losing this weight. They tell you that people who lose weight end up with saggy skin, which you think kind of defeats the purpose of losing the weight in the first place. Lucky for you, there are ways to lose weight without ending up…
  • 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…
 
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  • Don’t Forget About The Health Benefits Of Walking

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

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

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

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

    michael
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    What Is Cardio Training? A cardio workout routine is a type of fitness training that can strengthen and improve your cardiovascular system. This post discusses some of the positive effects and a few drawbacks of a cardio workout routine. The Positive Points of a Cardio Workout Routine Cardio training is a a great way to improve your health and fitness and this can be done in numerous ways. Here are some of the positive effects a cardio workout routine can have on you. Improvement In Cardiovascular Fitness: A stronger heart and lungs can be achieved with cardio training. This type of training…
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  • Can You Get A Kick Ass Workout In 12 Min?

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

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

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

    Kim
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is an amazing article. Thank you Fix magazine. I know many of you like to workout at home becasue it’s more convenient or just not possible with your schedule. Here are some great exercises that you can do anywhere without weights. Source: Fix.com The post The Benefits Of Bodyweight Training appeared first on Fab Fit Squad. Related posts: There Are No Food Mulligan’s!
  • Three Ways To Get Passionate About Your Goals

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

    Shaun
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
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  • 10 Reasons Men Need To Stop The Crash Diets

    Shaun
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    10 Reasons Men Need To Stop The Crash Diets >>>Click here to sign up to the email newsletter>Stay stacked up on your bodybuilding resources (Supplements/Fitness equipment/Books)
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    Shaun
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
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    Shaun
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:33 am
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  • Responding to a Fitbuggers Request

    Shaun
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
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  • The Plateau Effect is Why You Are Not Getting Stronger

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    One of the most frustrating feelings is to finally be 100% dedicated to your workout routines and you are not getting stronger anymore! You are […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are Health and Fitness Activity Monitors Worth It?

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Wearable electronic monitoring devices are amazingly popular these days. In the “old days” pedometers would mostly (inaccurately) monitor how many steps you took to provide […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 20-Minute Monday Total Body Circuit Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    You Can’t Be Consistent Without Starting… “I will start Monday…” How many times have we heard this, or even better, said it to ourselves? There […] 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 Super Simple, 7 Ingredient Fish and Veggies

    Noel
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This is a post from Rebel Chef Noel. It’s confession time. Ready? Here goes… I have always hated water levels. I hate them because I totally suck at them. That music still haunts me. (I’m not alone in this, right?) My very first game system growing up was the NES, and my favorite game was Super Mario Bros. 3, but every time I got to World 3: Ocean Side, it was Game Over. It wasn’t until I teamed up with friends who could show me how to make it through the levels that I was able to make it to World 4. Go team! Cooking can be the water level of getting healthy for some…
  • The Oath of the Nerd Fitness Rebellion

    Steve
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    I’ve been thinking a quite a bit lately about honor, brotherhood, and duty. Right around the time I came up with the idea for Nerd Fitness, 300 had just hit the big screen and I was captivated by the cohesive heartbeat of the Spartan Army. I felt the same way as I watched Spartacus lead his rebel army in the epic Starz series that left me teary-eyed by the end. As this Nerd Fitness evolved from part-time blog to full time community, I was devouring page after page of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire Series, recently brought to life in the TV series. In each of…
  • Struggling to Start? Pick One of These 5 Quests.

    Steve
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    I love quests, missions, and goals. It’s no surprise the tagline for Nerd Fitness is “level up your life” – it’s something that’s been part of Nerd Fitness since day 1, and we’re only gonna quest out more as we go along. We love helping people who are brand new to fitness get started by using quests, remove the mental barriers to getting started, and encouraging people to just TAKE ACTION. If questions like these sound familiar, today is for you: “Do I start running every day? What about push ups?” “Should I eat low fat? Should I…
  • The Happiness of Pursuit: How a NYT Best Selling Author Took Over the World

    Steve
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    In April 2013, my friend Chris Guillebeau landed in Norway. This one instance is nothing remarkable; lots of people fly to Norway!  What made it remarkable was that it was Chris’s 193rd country visited. On his 35th birthday, Chris was able to complete one of the most epic quests I have ever heard of: he had visited every single country on the planet before turning 35. About five years ago, I remember discovering Chris’s blog, “The Art of Noncomformity,” reading his free ebook, “279 Days to Overnight Success,” and telling myself two things: “Hey,…
  • Vegetable Haters: How to Start Eating Vegetables

    Steve
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    “Hey Steve, I want to start eating healthy, but I don’t like vegetables.  Can you help me eat healthier without having to eat vegetables?  Actually, I love corn, so can you tell me how to make more foods with corn?” “Hey man, hate to break it to you…but corn is actually a grain.” “Well shit.” I’ve had some variation of this conversation with more people than I can count.  Many people like the IDEA of eating healthy, but eating vegetables feels like Superman eating a bowl full of Kryptonite (hey, they’re both green!). Whether…
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  • The Purpose of Therapeutic Exercise

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    It is necessary to balance the tensions in our daily lives, which cause our glands to pump adrenaline. Without compensating activity to use up the adrenaline, we are simply eating ourselves up inside. I explained this in Chapter Ten. Exercise offers a tension-relaxation balance. It is therapeutic against daily stress. The purpose of therapeutic exercise […]
  • Why Unorthodox Therapy for Prolongevity?

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    In response to the needs of the growing elderly and degenerating population in this country and abroad, holistically thinking doctors exchange information about multitherapeutic approaches to the aging process. They study and evaluate different means, sometimes unorthodox ones, to achieve positive results against premature memory loss, sexual inadequacy, loss of libido, irreversible tired­ness, loss of […]
  • Patients and Doctors Demand fancy Labels for Diseases

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Our doctors are taught something else that is common to the laboratory and experimental practice of modern American medicine. They are told it is proper to attach “labels” to conditions and to supply patients with impressive diagnoses having fancy names. Over time, this medical practice has found favor with the public also. People have grown […]
  • The Holistic Medical Effect on You, the Patient

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Fundamentally, there is an easy distinction to make between crisis intervention medicine that is practiced today and holistic medicine as it could be practiced universally, someday. Today’s treatment relies mainly on fighting existent disease with the help of drugs or surgery. Its effect is like feeding a tiny mouse to a hungry lion. Holistic medicine, […]
  • The Fasting Technique to Discover Ecological Allergies

    Tom Anderson
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Every ninth American has a mental illness severe enough to require psychiatric treatment. Half are under twenty-five years of age. This is a population group that finds relief from treatment by clinical ecologists. They may have ecological mental illness from allergies. Sally Jurgens was a schizophrenic treated at the Fuller Memo­rial Sanitarium in South Attleboro, […]
 
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  • How to Pack Your Coach Bag for Amateur Boxing Events

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

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

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

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

    evilcyber
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Want to exercise your legs at home, do it safely and cover all the muscles composing your pretty lower extremities? Then try this!Dumbbell LungesThe most popular leg exercise bar none is the squat, but for safety reasons I don’t recommend it for beginners.Especially those training at home and by themselves. Without safety equipment and proper form check it does more bad than good.Less popular, but working the same muscles is the humble dumbbell lunge. It trains your quadriceps (the big muscle on the front of your thighs) and the gluteus maximus (your bottom). The longer you make the…
  • The Pill That Saves You From Concussions

    evilcyber
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    What do you do when you bang your head? You pop a concussion recovery supplement, of course!You Mouse BrainA 2012 study discovered that increasing the brain’s omega-3 level reduces brain inflammations.Which would be great if the study wasn’t done on mice and the effect never replicated in human brains.But in the supplement business technicalities like that don’t keep entrepreneurs from seeing an opportunity. Concussion? Just Pop Our Pill!In the same year Texas-based Trinity Sports Group, Inc. started marketing “Neuro Impact,” a supplement containing unspecified…
  • Are Vegans A Discriminated Minority?

    evilcyber
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:52 am
    Most vegans suffer discrimination, says a new survey. But could it be that they discriminate before being discriminated?Being Vegan Ain’t EasyA large European internet portal for vegans polled its members about their experiences with discrimination due to their lifestyle (German language).More than 1,000 responded, of whom a formidable majority were women (70%).How do they feel that society reacts to their vegan set of mind?92.1% said they were mocked for their lifestyle71.7% got accused of extremism48.5% were asked to eat a non-vegan meal24.9% experienced name-calling19.7% were accused…
  • How Weight Loss Works – The Quick Guide

    evilcyber
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    How does weight loss work? Give me three minutes and you know what to do!How Weight Loss WorksI know, I addressed this in long articles, but the people who read my site and those watching my videos aren’t always the same.Some prefer to hear me talk, which I suppose must be due to my, ahem, charming accent.Therefore, here goes, all you need to know about weight loss compressed into about three minutes and thirty seconds!Click here to view the embedded video.Really, Any Diet Works You Get Along WithOf course you don’t have to believe me. But the study I talked about in the video…
  • The El Cheapo Way To Deluxe Home Workout Equipment

    evilcyber
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    It doesn’t take huge wads of cash to get the most versatility out of your home workouts. Just follow these cheap tricks!You Don’t Need MoneyYou know that up to 25 years Germany was divided into two parts. In its eastern, communist part people couldn’t buy many things and had to make do with what they could build themselves.Some nifty solutions they came up with: a lawn mower that once was a chainsaw, a tractor that used to be a WW II Soviet jeep, skateboards from old roller skates and more.We can save a lot of money when we turn some of the same creative thinking toward our…
 
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  • Almond milk vs. Soy milk vs. Cow milk

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

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

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

    Stephy
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    It’s the First Day of Fall! This is one of the best times of year to live in Northern VA. The leaves change and the scenery looks like it’s out of a painting or something. It’s also a good time to head to a farmer’s market. If you are local to Ashburn, VA – the farmer’s market will be opening at One Loudoun through October 25th. Unsure of what to look for there? No worries – I found some info about what to buy:  WHAT TO BUY AT A FALL FARMERS’ MARKET: YOUR WEIRD AND WONDERFUL GUIDE TO FALL’S WACKIEST PRODUCE Read This Parenting: Why so…
  • Life’s Ending: Cherish Every Moment

    Stephy
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Having had to deal with my husband’s cancer battle has given me the gift of perspective. From diagnosis to treatment to learning to live a new reality post cancer is a very real and scary thing- the post below hits home for me. Please read it and learn from someone who had to face the ultimate harsh reality of cancer… And So There Must Come an End Embrace your loved one and if they cannot embrace you back, find someone who will. Everyone deserves to love and be loved in return. Don’t settle for less. Find a job you enjoy, but don’t become a slave to it. You will not…
  • Keep Learning Online For Free

    Stephy
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Since I switched things up last night and went in for a boxing class, I took today as a rest day. A huge part of staying fit is exercising your mind by constantly learning new things and challenging yourself. That can mean trying to master a new skill, learn a new subject or adopt a new behavior. Whatever it is — it’s jarring the established connections already made in your head. There’s a bunch of research out there about how learning new skills keeps your mind sharp while you age.  I’ve been doing research on what FREE online education classes are available.
  • Why Do You Workout?

    Stephy
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m not going to lie and say I was raring to go this morning. Getting up at 515A regularly is hard – I desperately wanted to hit snooze, roll over and get some more Zzz’s.  But I can’t do that. I like the benefits of exercise too much to compromise and one hour of sleep isn’t going to make that much of a big difference in the grand scheme of my day. The only person that I have to battle with to get my butt up is me and I can handle me! I got this and so do you. I had a conversation with a friend yesterday about why we workout and strive to live a fit life. And…
  • Developing a Positive Body Image

    Stephy
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Four straight days of exercise has left me sore — My quads are so sore it hurts to walk down stairs — so today is a rest day. Rest and recovery is just as important as exercise in your overall health and wellness plan. It’s the times you haven’t taken enough rest time and aren’t on top of your game that you get injured. This past weekend, the topic of body image was on my mind. I follow some modeling agencies on Instagram -one of the many fashion weeks has just passed and I kept noticing how thin the models look. Not healthy thin either. For a brief moment,…
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  • 5 Fitness Finds for the Techno Geek

    Heather Blackmon
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I realized (again) on vacation how much of a technology geek I am. When going to France for a (primarily) cycling vacation, who else brings a boatload of electronics with them? My backpack was filled with all the “essentials” any good digital geek needs. It’s a good thing laptops have gotten so think and light, because that went with us all over the country. And of course my phone was a requirement when on the bike, so we could snap quick (but high quality) photos along the route. All the ones you saw on instagram were from my phone! The thing is, I love all my gadgets and they make my…
  • Adventures in France: Bordeaux + Saint Macaire

    Heather Blackmon
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Are you ready for more from our vacation in France? Last week I recapped our time in the Loire Valley, which was the first 3 days of the trip. Now it’s time to hop on a train even further south, to Bordeaux. I’ll warn you now, this is a long post. But I am including lots of photos for those who just want to enjoy the scenery! Bordeaux Even if you’re not a wine connoisseur, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Bordeaux region of France.  Wine has been produced in this area since the 8th century! What I didn’t know is that Bordeaux is not only the name of the…
  • Coconut Curry Cod

    Heather Blackmon
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    We’re back home after a wonderful few weeks in France and it’s back to reality. That expression always sounds a little silly to me, but it really does describe that transition to and from vacation pretty well. Especially when I can manage 2 weeks away at a time, it feels like a mini retirement. If only I could really do that all the time!  I have many recaps planned to share the fun with you, but I’m still editing photos. So before the travel stories begin, how about another new recipe? Kirk actually created this recipe a few months ago during competition prep and I…
  • Coffee Spice Kombucha Float

    Heather Blackmon
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A few weeks ago I had an unusual craving after work. I had seen an ice cream float earlier in the day, but wanted a healthier alternative to the typical version. With my recent love for Arctic Zero, I decided to check out the flavors they had available. I immediately zeroed in on coffee. Perfect! Next I needed a kombucha that would pair well with coffee, instead of the typical fruit flavors. The High Country Wild Root sounded promising, so I crossed my fingers and bought them both. continue reading       
  • How To Be an Athlete Your Coach Will Love!

    Heather Blackmon
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’ve had a few conversations with friends and athletes recently as we’ve expanded our coaching services. The question is: what makes a good athlete? What does that even mean? For me, I would describe a “good athlete” as someone who is easy to coach. Not because they are the most gifted or the most fit, but because they follow the plan and provide great feedback along the way. Most of the time, these are also the athletes who reach their goals the fastest! Although there certainly are exceptions.   So I thought it might be good to expand on this, because I think most people who…
 
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  • 11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm

    jay
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Hey everyone!I was looking over the history on my laptop and noticed this fitness blog I created a few years back. I figured I start it up again and post my opinions on current fitness trends, nutrition, and topics relating to health. For now, check out my fitness apparel clothing store from Zazzle.ca. These two fitness shirts I created are my most popular sellers, so if you're interested in purchasing just click on the link below.Oh and feel free to help promote my store through facebook or twitter!
  • Futureshop - Tales of a tech love

    jay
    5 Aug 2011 | 12:57 pm
    The moment the Iphone 4 came out last year, I knew I had to get it. The convincing commercials, the video hd recordings, the slim design of the phone, video chatting, apple apps games, and many many more features was enough to get me to buy it. It took me over a month to get the Iphone4 when it was first released in Canada. People were lining up early in hopes of getting one because it was constantly sold out everywhere. Luckily for me, I knew a friend who worked at wireless waves and she just happened to had one black 32gb iphone4 left. She saved it for me and I was so excited once I got it.
  • Futureshop - Tales of a tech woe

    jay
    5 Aug 2011 | 11:12 am
    My first phone was the Samsung D900 I had bought from my friend. I thought it was the best phone because it had a cool sliding feature, decent camera, and looked nice.One day I was listening to music on the phone and decided to go for a run, when suddenly I dropped my earphones which somehow dragged my phone to the ground as well, and I just stepped on top of my phone. It all happened pretty quickly considering I was trying to run across the crosswalk intersection. That was the last of my Samsung D900, I will always remember it as the phone that died horribly by my foot.
  • You guys know that great feeling you get after an intense workout or cardio session?

    jay
    16 Feb 2011 | 7:12 pm
    Those feelings are apparently caused by endorphins. According to Wikipedia: They are opioid peptides produced by the pituitary glands and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise and intense feelings like excitement or pain. They function as neurotransmitters in your body and have the abilities to produce a feeling of well-being.I found a good article called "what causes runner`s high?" recently posted by the new york times here. Basically researchers are trying to determine what causes these feelings of well being and satisfaction after strenuous workouts. We assume they are…
  • misc logo mugs

    jay
    12 Feb 2011 | 1:09 pm
    misclogoyellow by jaybrahMake promotional mugs with zazzle.caSee my store at Zazzle
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    Hot Fitness Women

  • Fitness Model : Taylor Matheny

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

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

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

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

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

    TaylorR
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Even if you’re not training for a race, you’ll want to know this. It’s interesting stuff. Just go with it. You’re training for a race (hypothetically speaking) and the one nutritional element that you rely on is what? Carbohydrates. Everyone is familiar with the popular pasta night before a big race to help fill your body up with glycogen, the fuel your body uses to get you from the start of the race to the finish line. Right? Well, what if we have it all wrong? I ask because my training has been off this season. My runs weaker, my paces slower… what gives? I spent some time…
  • Friday Favorites: Top Favorite Fall Recipes + I Need Hair Help

    TaylorR
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    September 23rd is the official first day of fall, but for me fall started when wearing white became a fashion no-no. Yes, here in the south, you better not try to wear white jeans after labor day. Expect to get a few crazy eyes looking at you. <– I know this is living the past compared to most places. We need to evolve. Clothes wise, it’s far too warm to bring out the boots but I have been getting busy in the kitchen: I’ve been cooking up pumpkin spice pancakes, spiced donut holes and even soup. For today’s Friday Favorites, I want to take a look back at past recipes and pull…
  • Personal Training Couple Shares The Secret For A Working Marriage

    TaylorR
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today is a special day. 4 years ago, at 3:00 in the afternoon, I said “I do” to a wonderful man. (Note to Dan… Yes, we’ve been married 4 years). To be honest, it’s not really 4 years that I celebrate. Dan and I have been together for almost a decade and I’m pretty proud of that. We’ve seen couples come and go. We’ve been tested ourselves over the years, yet neither of us feels there is anything so bad that we can’t work through it. As Dan put it one time, marriage might be tough, but there isn’t anyone else he would want to fight with or love. What’s the secret to a…
  • 15 Minute Thunder And Lightening Workout: Kettlebell & Jump Rope

    TaylorR
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    It’s Workout Wednesday friends! To celebrate, I’m sharing with you a 15 minute workout inspired by a 6-week program that I’m currently working on for FitWomensWeekly. It seems a lot of you love the kettlebell workouts, and a lot of you love jump rope workouts, so why not combine the two and basically create the workout from hell? Okay, it’s not from hell, but it is going to deliver a heart thumbing, calorie scorching, fat burning, muscle toning, lung gasping affect. Sounds great, right? Thought you would love it! What you’ll need for this workout:  –…
  • Why Toddlers Make You Fat & How To Avoid Weight Gain

    TaylorR
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    I always feel the need to preface any parental post with the following… I don’t have kids, I don’t pretend to have kids, I can only share my point of view, science and honest thoughts to you from being around my niece and watching my friends/family with their children. Okay, now that we got that out of the way… Last week I did a post on Why Your Spouse Makes You Fat, this week I am going to follow it up with a part 2… Why Toddlers Make You Fat This past weekend, I watched my 3 year old niece. Seriuosly… I picked her up at daycare at 1:30pm Friday and dropped her off Sunday at…
 
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    Beginner's Fitness Programs

  • Counter-measure for Deadly Sedentary Lifestyle: Exercise Snacks

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

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

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

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

  • Fat Burning Equipment-Free HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Squat jumps 2. Handstand push ups 3. Burpee tuck jumps 4. Side lunges 5. Double unders 6. Diamond push ups Bonus: 30 V ups —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Squat jumps: 22, 21, 21 Handstand push ups: 8, 8, 7 Burpee tuck jumps: 8, 8, 8 Side lunges: 24, 23, 24 Double unders: 54, 51, 50 Diamond push ups: 12, 11, 11 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The…
  • Box Jumps Galore 290 Rep Challenge Workout

    Krista Stryker
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Repeat 4x: 15 Box jumps 5 Pull ups 15 Box jumps 5 Triceps dips 15 Box jumps 5 Leg raises Bonus: 50 Elevated knee touches (complete after workout) Watch the workout video: —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. My time for today’s workout (not including elevated knee touches): 9:24 Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post Box Jumps Galore 290 Rep Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute…
  • Chocolately Coconut Almond Protein Bar Recipe

    Krista Stryker
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Have you guys ever tried Luna bars? They’re protein bars that claim to be specifically designed for women, which is annoying and deceptive. On the other hand, they’re really pretty delicious and they have tons of really creative flavors. One of those flavors involves a lot of chocolate and coconut, and those were the inspiration for these homemade chocolately coconut almond protein bars. They taste like dessert, but they actually contain tons of good-for-you ingredients like coconut, almonds and whey protein! And if you don’t have the crisp rice cereal (or just don’t…
  • Kick it Hard HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Squat jumps 2. Pull ups 3. Round kicks 4. Triceps dips 5. Side kicks 6. Leg raises Bonus: Pistols and Handstand practice —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Squat jumps: 22, 21, 20 Pull ups: 9, 8, 9 Round kicks: 23, 22, 23 Triceps dips: 10, 9, 9 Side kicks: 24, 23, 23 Leg raises (on pull up bar): 11, 11, 10 + 20 pistols (per leg)+ lots of handstands Did…
  • Happy (Late) World Pull Up Day (And the New Pull Up Mastery Program!)

    Krista Stryker
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    This past Sunday was World Pull Up Day, the official celebration day of one of the best bodyweight exercises ever. If you’re on Instagram, you probably saw a lot of pull ups, different styles, progressions and whatnot from fitness and pull up lovers around the world. And if you don’t already follow me there, here’s the pull up video I posted for the day: It was a pretty fun day for pull up lovers of all fitness levels. But… what if you can’t already do a pull up? You’ll get there. Really. How to do your very first pull up One of the most common emails I get from readers is…
 
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    Limitless365

  • FIT FAST FREE GUIDE: FUNDAMENTALS OF GETTING FIT

    Justin
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    This post is an excerpt from the FREE Fit-Fast Guide. If you like what you read you can download the entire guide for FREE at this link. If you’d like, do me a solid and share it If you’ve already read it and are ready to start learning to build healthy habits please do me a favor and check out the Limitless365 Fitness Program .  I’ve put myself through trial and error, test after test, and have essentially experimented with every exercise program and method you can imagine so that you don’t have to. When learning about fitness the process needs to be simplified but also…
  • THE POWER OF POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS: HOW TO DO THEM

    Justin
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Below is an excerpt from the Limitless365 Fitness Program.  If you enjoy this article please consider picking up a copy of the program here. Just a reminder that today is the last day to get the program at it’s discounted price of $47. That’s just about 70% off its normal $127. Join hundreds of other busy folks that are learning to build healthy habits. P.S.: If you’d like to test drive some of the content in the guide for FREE check out these resources.   Becoming aware of your nutritional habits and changing them can be quite the lifestyle…
  • HOW TO MAKE HUEVOS RANCHEROS WITH GREEN BEANS

    Justin
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    So truth be told I’m not exactly Bobby Flay in the kitchen but every once in a while a miracle happens and I’m able to make something outside of my standard grass-fed beef, mixed veggies, and coconut oil go to meal. When I need a little meal variety I call on my home girl Dailia for some kitchen inspiration. She also takes care of the cool photos that you see here. My photography skills do not extend past my iPhone 5. If you’ve been following the site for a while now you know that I often write long, detailed, and well researched articles. Every time I write a post my goal…
  • SUCCESS STORY: Meet Prenisha! Down 68 pounds and off her diabetes medication and on Paleo.

    Justin
    6 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Good morning all! I happy to introduce you to my friend Prenisha and her really sweet success story. As you know by now one of my favorite things about writing on this site is connecting individually with readers. Prenisha emailed me a few months back and simply said: I love the Paleo lifestyle and the 31 kilograms I’ve lost, not to mention I’ve been able to kick my diabetes medication to the curb! I had to email her back to get her story featured on the site. Luckily, she was more than happy to share with you all how she: Lost 31 kilograms (68 pounds) since September 2103.
  • HOW YOU CAN BE MORE CONSISTENT BY EMBRACING DISCOMFORT

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

    Cathe Friedrich
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    I had exercised with Cathe in the past as I have a lot of her dvds. When she came out with the Xtrain program I decided to start the program in April of 2013. Just a few short weeks later I discovered I was pregnant with my second child. Although we were so excited to welcome another little one, I was so worried about being able to get back my pre-pregnancy body for the second time, especially with everyone warning how much harder it would be the second time around. But I kept on working out while I was pregnant. I missing very few workouts, even during the first 3 months when the pregnancy…
  • Is High-Intensity Exercise Better for Lowering Blood Pressure Than Moderate-Intensity Workouts?

    Cathe Friedrich
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Exercise has a multitude of health benefits. Even if the main reason you exercise is to improve the composition of your body, you’ll still enjoy lots of “fringe benefits” like a healthier heart, improvements in bone density, better brain health and a lower risk for a number of health problems. What if you have a family history of hypertension and want to avoid getting it? If you’re at risk for high blood pressure, cardiovascular exercise helps to lower blood pressure and may potentially keep hypertension at bay. Most doctors recommend moderate-intensity exercise like…
  • Is Yogurt a Weight-Loss Food?

    Cathe Friedrich
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    No doubt – yogurt is a quick and convenient snack that can also double as breakfast when you’re running behind in the morning. If you’re on the fence as to whether to add yogurt to your diet, here’s a reason to give it a try. Trying to lose or control your weight? More than one study shows yogurt may help with fat loss. Yogurt and Weight Loss: What Research Shows A 2011 study involving 120,000 healthy men and women looked at what foods were most strongly linked with age-related weight gain. Researchers followed the participants for 20 years, carefully documenting the…
  • Body Weight Misperceptions: Not All Obese People Think They Weigh Too Much

    Cathe Friedrich
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    With so much focus on the obesity epidemic, you’d think obese people would at least be aware they weigh too much and would be concerned about the health consequences. Surprisingly, not everyone in the overweight or obese category believes they’re overweight or consider it to be a problem. A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine looked at this issue. In this study, researchers asked a group of more than 2,000 adults as part of the Dallas Heart Study to look at drawings of people with different body BMIs. The BMIs of the people in the drawings ranged from 19.8…
  • Does Your Heart Change Structurally in Response to Exercise?

    Cathe Friedrich
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Research clearly shows regular exercise in moderation, particularly aerobic exercise, lowers the risk for atherosclerotic heart disease and stroke. It does this in a number of ways – by benefiting lipid levels, lowering blood pressure and, possibly, by reducing inflammation inside blood vessels. Inflammation is now linked with heart disease as well as a variety of other disease states. For all of these reasons, the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week as part of a heart-healthy lifestyle. Even more…
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  • Mr. Olympia 2014 Results

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

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

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

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

    Free Fly
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    This great-tasting juice has a wonderful effect – it boosts libido and testosterone levels and also charges up your circulatory system, getting blood to your sexual organs and enhancing your ability to get and keep better erections. Brought to you by "Get Juiced (101 Juicing Recipes)".Ingredients:- 2 bunches of dark grapes, such as Concord or black seedless- 1⁄2 cup pitted dark cherries- 4 whole strawberries - 1-inch piece of fresh gingerFirst add the fruit to the juicer and then the ginger. If the ginger is too strong for your tastes, use half as much. ==> Click Here For More…
 
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  • Male Physique Athlete Brandan Fokken Talks With Fitoverfat.com

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

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

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

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

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

  • Creating Your Inner Mastermind Group of Mentors

    Bob Choat
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    I recently had a chat with a friend of mine regarding a mastermind she’s attending.  Napoleon Hill made the concept famous when he described it in his 9th Step towards getting rich.  A mastermind is simply a group of people coming together of two or more people and using the combined knowledge, experience and creative ideas of all towards common goals.  Health industry professionals may come together in a mastermind to help stop the obesity problem.  Millionaires come together for new ideas to attain greater wealth.  World leaders may come together to help solve international…
  • Being More Mindful in Eating and in Life

    Bob Choat
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:44 pm
    I’ve written a few times about mindfulness and as the year of the mindfulness revolution winds down, mindfulness itself will keep going. With the latest stats on obesity increasing, it’s time we bring mindfulness more into the mix to help stave off the worldwide issue. Most people are engaging in mindless activities which also leads to mindless eating. There was a time in most cultures and even in the United States where families were more mindful and we ate at the dinner table. What we see more of today are families that eat in front the television. There is no family talks going…
  • 7 Things That Get in the Way of Willpower to Achieve Success

    Bob Choat
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    For years I’ve worked with clients who had thought that willpower would help them succeed in whatever they do.  While it does work, it’s not sustainable.  Willpower is sort of like a piece of candy that gives you that instant feel good sensation.  It may last for a bit, but it dies down not long after.  It’s the reason why we see so many people go to the gym soon after they make a New Year’s resolution only to see many of those same people drop out.  They certainly had a level of willpower at the beginning.  Willpower is like a muscle that needs to be constantly…
  • It’s Your Attitude in Learning That Leads to Your Aptitude in Life

    Bob Choat
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:29 pm
    I remember a Zig Ziglar quote years ago that said “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”  While this is true, it can be said that one’s attitude also will determine their aptitude when it comes to learning.  Learning is a process and what each of us brings into it will lead us one way or another in how we learn.  I’m not talking about the institution of higher learning either, even though it can be included.  Whether in formal or informal education, we bring our beliefs to the mix towards it. I love to learn.  Even now, I still get a…
  • Going From Knowing to Know-How: Generating Thoughts into Action

    Bob Choat
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:09 pm
    I remember hearing many times the famous quote by French philosopher and mathematician Rene Decartes, “I think, therefore I am.”  While it’s true that we can become something through our thoughts, it’s only part of the equation.  We think in school (at least a percentage does).  There are many people who think. The problem is over-thinking.  You’ve heard of the term, “paralysis of analysis” right?  People who over-think fall into this pattern.  Heck, they don’t even move to the decision stage.  Many college professors fall into this…
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  • Are Your Beverage Choices Preventing Fat Loss?

    Hitch Fit
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Seeking fat loss? If you feel like you’re on track to success because you’ve formed your very own diet plan and are making sure that no food passes your lips that isn’t allowed, you may want to do a double take and make sure that you aren’t making one other critical error: liquid calories.   The sad fact of the matter is that some people will completely ruin their fat burning results simply by drinking calories they shouldn’t be.   The problem with this is that your body will not register liquid calories like it will food calories, so while eating a meal may make you full,…
  • Signs You May Need A Training Break

    Hitch Fit
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’ve been working hard in the gym and with your diet, making sure you never miss a beat, chances are you’ve had some pretty good success by now. This success may serve to further motivate you, making you want to keep up your effort full steam ahead.   But, what happens when your body doesn’t quite feel the same way?  What happens when fatigue sets in – and it isn’t just an off day? It’s everyday?   The most motivated of individuals are going to often be the ones who need to be most aware of the importance of a training break. If you love your workouts and all the…
  • Online Personal Training Client Learns BALANCE and a Healthy Lifestyle!

    Diana Chaloux
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
      Magen and her husband Ken on a recent vacation!  I am so proud of today’s transformation Magen! When this little lady first wrote to me, she was caught up in a cycle of turning to fad diets for quick scale loss, her poor body had gone through a lot, and she was taking phentermine regularly (which I’m so proud of her for getting off of this right away when she began!). We knew that we may face some challenges due to what her body had been through. Learning a healthy lifestyle, and thinking of the long term success rather than the short term, was new to her, but she was…
  • The Best Ways To Keep Yourself Accountable On Your Workout Program

    Hitch Fit
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Do you find that after you start up on a fresh new diet or workout program, it’s only two weeks in and you’ve fallen off the bandwagon already?   For many people, staying accountable is the hardest part of success. They have the best of intensions when they first start out but then ‘life’ happens and before they know it, they just aren’t on track any longer on that workout program.   So what can you do to stop this? How can you keep yourself more accountable so that this doesn’t happen to you?   Let’s go through a few of the top tips you need to know if you are…
  • Outdoor Activities That’ll Burn Fat Quickly

    Hitch Fit
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    With the fall season now underway, many of you may be feeling a little tentative about moving back into the gym.  You loved how you could take your workouts outdoors during the summer and now that cooler weather is on the way, you don’t quite feel ready to head back inside.   The good news is that fall still offers plenty of terrific options to keep your workouts outside, burning calories while you’re at it.   Let’s walk you through a few of the top fall calorie burning cardio activities that you should consider taking part in.   Cross Country Running   For many…
 
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  • ​Virtuosity.

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It goes farther than just impeccable form on your lifts.It means more than hitting the range of motion on every single rep – no matter how exhausted or wobbly you are.Virtuosity is more than just skillful ability.It is also character. It is how you treat your fellow classmates before, during and after a WOD.It is how you cheer each other on, how you choose to be competitive.Do you build others up when you compete with them, or do you tear them down?Is it more about you winning than it is about you improving? Is the score on the board (and where it ranks) more important than how you got it?
  • The deceptively hard workout.

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    It's happened to all of us.You walk in, check out the WOD and think to yourself "no biggie"You gear up thinking you will cruise through such an innocent WOD.Good, you think - you needed an easy one today.And then, five minutes and two rounds in it hits you.This WOD ain't easy, in fact, now that you are in the middle of it, it's really more like a ball buster.It's, what I like to call, a DeceptiWOD - it looks innocent until it just upright kills you.How did you get suckered into thinking this would be fun?Then the negativity sets in. The realization you have at least ten more minutes of this.
  • JM (gym) Journals

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Create today, EXCEL tomorrow. Hit the JM with your journal in hand and rock out some new PRs. #weightlifting#olympiclifting#Fitness#WOD#rx
  • If someone says you train too much

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Just choke them, you don't need that kind of negativity.
  • Lifting for Two: Pregnant and Fit

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Do you know someone lifting for two? Check out this awesome story we did for Evolve Magazine when Heather Bergeron was pregnant a few years back.‪#‎FitPregnancy‬ ‪#‎PregnancyTips‬ ‪#‎HealthyPregnancy‬
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  • Take The 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge

    Michael Wood
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Are you looking to lose body weight or decrease your percent body fat over the next month? Maybe you’re looking to lose an inch from your hips or waist? Or maybe you’re looking to reduce the amount of daily added sugar that you’re currently consuming? If so, then you definitely need to take part in this upcoming month-long 10,000 Step Wellness Challenge. The challenge will start on Wednesday October 1, 2014. photo credit: http://tescoliving.com The challenge is easy to follow and requires only 3 steps to “fully” participate. Step 1: Determine your current…
  • How to Customize Your Cardio Workout

    Michael Wood
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Are you tired of spending those minutes on a treadmill or simply walking down the street? These are the most common forms of workouts that people usually get used to. Most of them also consider this to be a part of the cardio exercises that they need to perform before performing the actual workout routine. But repeating the same things everyday can be a bit boring. Performing the same kinds of workouts everyday also makes the body get used to it and thus you may not be able to see the expected results. Once the body gets used to a routine, you will see less results and this will be a reason…
  • Fab, Fit and Busy: 6 Healthy Tips Perfect for Women on the Go

    Michael Wood
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    Lifestyle changes after college can take a toll on your waistline, but these simple diet and exercise tips will help you stay in shape. A common weeknight for many women after a busy day at the office might involve calling in takeout from your favorite restaurant or picking up fast food from the drive-through. But for many women, they may not be able to eat that last French fry without reaping serious consequences at the gym the next day. Why? Because various lifestyle changes make it harder to stay in shape, says Andrea Szebeni, a nutritionist and dietician with the Lighthouse Recovery…
  • Considering Calories: Protein vs Fats

    Michael Wood
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Eating more protein but less fats helps reduce daily total energy intake, researchers say in a new report in Public Health Nutrition. The effect is substantial. A 10% increase in protein intake accompanied by a 10% drop in fats reduced daily total calories by 26%, 28%, and 32% in normal-weight, overweight, and obese men, and by 27%, 27%, and 29% in normal-weight, overweight, and obese women, the researchers report. photo credit: http://healthmedicalarticles.com “Obesity rates in the U.S. have been going up for decades, and excess calorie intake remains the fuel”, said University…
  • Here Comes Apple’s HealthKit and Health App

    Michael Wood
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Apple is expecting to launch a Smartwatch on Tuesday that will have at least 10 sensors that will help you monitor your health and fitness. The Smartwatch is the missing piece of Apple’s big plan along with HealthKit, a data repository for a users health data that will work with its upcoming new apps like their Health app. Other companies like Google have tried doing something similar (back in 2008) but were unsuccessful and Microsoft has also tried to get into the game. But the keys to Apple’s success will be their timing, innovative team, product development and technology…
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  • Everyday life Outfit

    Karolina
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, what kind of outfit do you like the most for everyday life? I like an outfit like in the picture, sporty, comfortable but still feminine and elegant. If you combine a sporty top and simple pants, you can add some accessory like I did. I really love racerback tops, because they make a beautiful back. Best, Karolina
  • Karolina Workout #85

    Karolina
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, our workout today is perfect for working on your core and arms. Always remember that our workouts always include cardio, so that you don’t need to add any cardio after our workouts. This workout was very intense and I was really at my personal limit. Every muscle was burning and it felt like my arms would drop off . It sounds hard and it is hard. But we all know, that there is no silver bullet to get a great body, no matter what the industry tells us. If you want to have a fit body you always have to work hard for it. We pay a high price, but what we get is priceless.
  • Scrambled eggs with fresh green garlic

    Karolina
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hi guys, a lot of you asked especially for breakfast recipes and so many of you wrote me that they are so sick of scrambled eggs. I can understand you! Athletes just should eat a lot of eggs. So I solve the problem in making variations of scrambled eggs. The recipe today “Scrambled eggs with fresh green garlic” is so super easy to prepare, but it makes a huge difference. So first prepare your scrambled eggs like usual. Put them on a plate when done and now chop fresh green garlic and sprinkle as much as you like (I like a lot of it!) over them. It’s difficult to find fresh…
  • Noodle heart

    Karolina
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    I cooked a Russian dish with dough. I had some dough leftovers, so I decided to create a heart of it for Jens . I know it is ugly, but it was made with love. If you also have dough leftovers, you can always make something interesting out of it and just cook it like usual pasta. That makes a lot of fun and you don’t have to throw away the leftovers. Best, Karolina
  • Karolina Workout #84

    Karolina
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hi guys, the weather is so bad here, it really feels like summer is over. That’s a little sad, because in my opinion this summer was so short. I’m just not ready for autumn or even winter . BUT especially when the days are grey and sad we have to care about ourself and our inside- that will make us feel much better. Take a bath, make a pedicure, cream your body, take your favorite pajama on and relax on your couch reading a novel. It’s always important to care about yourself and not just about other people. We forget that very often in our daily routine. Our workout today is…
 
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  • You Won’t Believe How Easily Jay Cutler Beats 6 People in Tug of War

    SMB Staff
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    Morning radio is basically the worst thing ever, but it’s a necessary evil when you’ve got something to promote. It doesn’t matter where you go, it’s almost always two guys with tacky shirts, corny nicknames, and way too much energy for 5 in the morning. In a recent visit to a morning zoo radio show, Jay Cuter asserts his dominance by beating everyone in a tug of war and making it look easy. He only needs to use one hand to handily beat the flabby host (Who’s name is probably Scooter or The Barracuda or something), and then JC manages to win against six other…
  • Kai Greene and Phil Heath Get in Physical Fight on Stage at 2014 Mr. Olympia Prejudging

    SMB Staff
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Watch the LIVE OLYMPIA WEBCAST HERE   The post Kai Greene and Phil Heath Get in Physical Fight on Stage at 2014 Mr. Olympia Prejudging appeared first on .
  • 10 Girls With A Better Ass Than Jen Selter

    Egan Liabetto
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    We are in the golden era of ass my friends, never before has there been such abundant imagery of great asses readily accessible at your fingertips. Your great grandfather couldn’t have even imagined the amazing times we’re living in. Now when we made this list, we were looking for a very particular type of ass. We’re not looking for the giant freak show asses, that’s a different category entirely, you can save that for WorldStar. We are connoisseurs of ass aesthetics and conducted a detailed analysis delving into factors of plumpness, separation, symmetry, firmness, shape,…
  • How To Train Like a Movie Star Preparing For the Lead Role in an Action Film

    Nick McKinless
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Nick McKinless is a professional Stuntman/Stunt Coordinator, Filmmaker, and Strength Athlete. He’s personally trained a few of Hollywood’s finest including Anne Hathaway, Ralph Fiennes and Mickey Rourke and has worked on films such as Troy, The Matrix and Kick-Ass to name a few! He’s also accomplished a few things and won a few titles in the strength world: • 1996 IAWA Weightlifting Champion @ 90kg • 2005 Champion of Champions 2nd Overall • 2006 Britain’s Strongest Man @ 105kg • 2010 World’s Strongest Hands 3rd Overall • 2011 British Grip Champion • 2012…
  • Sneak Peak – Recent Photos of 2014 Mr. Olympia Competitors

    SMB Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    The 2014 Olympia competition is taking place in Las Vegas for the 16th year in a row. It’s all going down on September 18th-21st and it is gearing up to be one of the most competitive shows in a long time. Phil Heath is looking for number four in a row, but Kai Greene is no joke and he’s looking to play spoiler. If Greene had won last year, not many people would have had a problem with that decision, but we’ll have to wait and see what the judges decide. We grabbed the most recent photos we could of all the competitors to put together this quick glance. Don’t forget…
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  • Make your own...energy bars!

    Bootcamp Pilates
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Fed up of buying energy bars that just don't cut it when it comes to being tasty? We love this recipe for energy bars with cacao... Ingredients 200g walnuts 40g chia seeds40g ground flax seeds40g hemp seeds 50g cacao nibs 30g coconut flakes 150g pumpkin seeds 100g raisins 150g chopped dates 1-2tbsp melted coconut oil (if needed)MethodPut all the dry ingredients in your food processor, then add the raisins and dates and process until everything starts to stick together. If it is too dry then add more dates or the coconut oilRemove contents…
  • The HIIP class at Bootcamp Pilates - what people had to say...

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

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

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

    Bootcamp Pilates
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    We asked Emily Goldman from BurnThis.com to attend a HIIP class and let us know what she thought! Here's what she had to say...The Bootcamp Pilates HIIP class is a great blend of cardio and traditional reformer moves.  As a now devout reformer pilates fan, I liked this class because it did a great job of mixing circuit training and reformer exercises exercises, with little to no stopping.  We were doing lunges, planks, burpees and more to really ensure our heart rates were kept high!  But, you didn't hardly notice how hard you were working because our positions were…
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  • Walks And Walking – Pro Force Phantom Camo 250 Sleeping Bag

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

    David Knockton
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Walks And Walking – Stormhoek Stack Wine For Walkers If you have ever been on a long hike and thought to yourself ‘I wish there was a pub here!’ then you may be interested in Origin Wine’s Stormhoek Stack. Stormhoek Stack is a 75cl bottle of South African Chardonnay that snaps out in to four […] The post Walks And Walking – Stormhoek Stack Wine For Walkers appeared first on .
  • While Wandering – A Walking Companion Book Review

    David Knockton
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    While Wandering – A Walking Companion Book Review ‘A book to start your heart and feet beating for the road’ The Times With its stories of strolling, poems about pavement-pounding and wonderings on wandering, this is the indispensable collection for the flâneur and the rambler – and everyone in between. Take a turn with Jane […] The post While Wandering – A Walking Companion Book Review appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – Timberland Earthkeeper Newmarket Boots

    David Knockton
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Walks And Walking – Timberland Earthkeeper Newmarket Boots It was quite timely that I received the Timberland Earthkeeper Newmarket Boots from JD Sports because we were just about to go on a short walking holiday to Felixstowe and the walks we planned were mainly coastal, along sea walls and shingle beaches. I didn’t really want to […] The post Walks And Walking – Timberland Earthkeeper Newmarket Boots appeared first on .
  • Walks And Walking – England Coast Path In Sight

    David Knockton
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Walks And Walking – England Coast Path In Sight The Ramblers is celebrating the recent government announcement that the English Coast Path will soon be open for all to enjoy. Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has announced that the England Coast Path – a longstanding Ramblers dream to give people access to all 3,000 miles […] The post Walks And Walking – England Coast Path In Sight appeared first on .
 
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    MuscleHack: Gain Muscle Fast & Lose Fat

  • The 8 Rules of a Successful Cheat Meal

    Mark McManus
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:47 am
    I LOVE my cheat meals. Fact is I’m no different from most people: I love the foods that are bad for you. I just don’t eat them. It’s called discipline. However, as I’ve talked about before, I employ the “80/20 Rule” in this i.e. when you do the right thing 80% of the time, you […]
  • Quick Low Carb Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe

    Mark McManus
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    If you are in need of a quick protein fix and are on a low carb diet, paleo diet, or are currently cutting, you’ll love this easy recipe. It’ll deliver a whopping 43g protein and is a great portable meal. This is another recipe my friend Jim Harte gave me. He runs a clean eating catering […]
  • The Secret of Fat-Burning Foods

    Mark McManus
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve a profile on any social media platform, you’ve certainly seen some of the “informative” pics that get shared a million times with 250,000 likes. You know the ones that detail a muscle-building or fat-burning workout with absolutely NO explanation or scientific reasoning behind it. Or possibly worst of all, the ones that list…FAT BURNING […]
  • The Top 12 Best Exercises To Build Muscle

    Mark McManus
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:16 am
    This is an invaluable post for absolutely anyone seeking to gain muscle and strength. I’m going to detail the BEST exercises for each body part. This is based on 2 things: Scientific findings and my own years of lifting experience. The scientific results come from electromyography tests. This involves placing electrodes on the skin of […]
  • Should You Use Machines To Build Muscle?

    Mark McManus
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Ever heard this… “Machines are for girls, bro”. “Free weights only, bro”... or something to that effect…bro? Of course, these are very scientific arguments against the use of machines for those of us wanting to build muscle On a serious note, there are disadvantages to machines, and using only machines would be a HUGE mistake. […]
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  • What I Eat on a Typical Day

    Danny Aipa
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Aipa, what sort of diet do you follow?i Are you a paleo guy? Let me guess, you donʻt eat any carbs.. These are just some of the things that people ask and say to me when they ask about what I eat. When it comes to exercise and seeing results, nutrition plays a huge role.  Actually, nutrition plays the Superstar role in achieving results. No matter how much you train – if your nutrition isnʻt up to par, you wonʻt see any progress which will only bring more frustration. With that all being said and done, I wanted to share with you what I eat on a typical day. For a little background,…
  • Building Strength Builds Character

    Danny Aipa
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Today, I want to share with you my thoughts on how building physical strength can help you in more ways than you think.  As a strength coach, I’m constantly working with my athletes to become stronger not just physically but also mentally and spiritually. Those of who are part of the Team Kū ʻOhana strive to become stronger in every aspect of their life.  That’s what I try to inspire others to achieve, to become the strongest versions of themselves.  Or more better, to live the Kū life. What are your thoughts? Looking forward to hearing them.. ALOHA, Aipa o What do
  • Without Failure there is No Success

    Danny Aipa
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    As I continue to coach at a high school, I find myself constantly having to remind the athletes that failure and adversity is not just part of the game but also part of life. One of the young boys became upset when he found out that he was no longer at the starting position.  At the end of practice he came up to me with tears falling down his face. “Coach, am I going to start next game?” He asked. He is a talented player but lacks the mental toughness to stay in the game when things don’t go the right way and begins to get hard. “As of now, no.  You have to earn it…
  • KŪ VLOG EP. 4 – Pacific City, OR and Beach Time with ʻOhana

    Danny Aipa
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past weekend I took a mini trip to Oregon to visit my wife’s family.  So Episode 4 is more of a just for fun and hopefully puts a smile on your face to start off the week on the right foot. I mean, there are cute doggies involved in this vlog.  Who doesn’t love cute doggy videos? It was definitely a great time and it reminded me how much I enjoy to travel.  No matter where you go, you always have to keep it Kū. Aloha and Mahalo, AIPA  
  • The Beach Strength and Conditioning Workout

    Danny Aipa
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    I live a less than a 5 minute walk to the beach.  Growing up, the beach was my play ground.  I didn’t care much for slides, swing sets, or jungle gyms.  Why would I, when I have sand and waves down the street. Sometimes we spent all day at the beach swimming, laying around, eating, and sleeping.  So why not make it a complete day with a workout as well.  Nothing too crazy, but good enough to get the heart pumping, sweat falling, and muscle burning. Now if you are vacationing in Hawaii and have no gym access but have the beach right there, you have no excuse to sneak in a training…
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  • Important Strength Training Facts for Women

    Liz Bowen
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:25 pm
    More women are realizing that strength training can provide numerous positive systemic benefits. These include everything from better metabolism and improved hormonal regulation to increased bone density and just plain being stronger. As the ways in which strength training benefits women becomes more widely known, the facts behind them also come to light. Statistically, women tend to put more emphasis on cardio, high-intensity interval training, stretching, and abdominal training than strength training. In fact, the National Center for Health Statistics shows that as few as one in five women…
  • Russian Subways Accept Exercise as Payment

    Casey McIlvaine
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Morning commutes in Russia are potentially healthier and cheaper as the city of Moscow made it possible to exercise for a free ticket on the subway. The promotion was all part of the run-up to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The machine will remain at the Vystavochaya station in the west of the Russian capital until Dec. 3, 2014 Fitness equipment and opportunities to exercise before a commute have become common place in airports around the world, and something that we’ve spotlighted in past blog posts. This opportunity to engage in a brief fitness session in exchange for a free subway…
  • Could These Misconceptions Be Holding You Back from Your Fitness Goals?

    Liz Bowen
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Having fitness goals and reaching them are two very different things. Everyone that has ever worked out understands that there are many things that can stand between them and reaching those goals, but there are a number of common misconceptions that tend to get in the way for a lot of people. Workouts can reverse the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. A great many people are sitting at least eight hours a day at work as well as afterwards at home. Even if you work out regularly, the limited time that you spend being active cannot offset the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. That is why in…
  • In Need of Some Workout Motivation?

    Casey McIlvaine
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    There is nothing like a full day at work or at school to make you want to hit the couch and not move. Although you have made a mental commitment to regularly working out in order to get or stay fit, it’s still pretty hard to translate that thought into action. Here are a few of the many tips that can help your workout motivation and get you moving. You can’t motivate yourself to work out at the end of the day. You need to provide some little ways to motivate yourself and remind you throughout the day. One way is to post some inspirational shape-up messages around your workspace and/or…
  • Try Helen Mirren’s Air Force Workout Routine

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

    callie
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:25 am
    Looking for delicious seasonal recipes? Trying to be more mindful of your eating habits? Need a new soundtrack for the gym? Check out some of our favorite posts from health and fitness bloggers this week: 1. This paleo-friendly pumpkin waffle recipe from PaleOMG is a fun take on one of fall’s favorite flavors. 2. Grit by Britt created this full cardio and strength training workout that you can do at home. 3. Anne of Fannetastic Food shared this helpful guide to improving your food habits through “Intuitive Eating.” 4. The Girls Gone Strong team busts the three biggest myths about…
  • 6 Things You Should Have in Your Gym Bag

    callie
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Sometimes it seems as though fitness is equal parts sweat and style. From fashion accessories to tech tools, there’s never a shortage of products promising to help us get in shape — or at least ensure we look good trying. Despite a solid sales pitch and hefty price tag, no product can deliver the results we’re after. Like it or not, deep down we know that changing our habits and transforming our body takes a whole lot of hard work. Fortunately for us, effort isn’t all that expensive. While working out requires that we work up our willpower, results are always within reach. It’s been…
  • Pro Workout – Advanced Agility

    Sarah Wasill
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    In the basic agility training article, I discussed how agility is important for coordination, power, strength and balance. The basic drill involved a simple ladder drill workout that weekend warriors can use to improve their agility. But if you really want to take your agility skills to the next level, you’re going to have to increase your power– one of the biggest factors of agility. For our purposes, the type of power we are concerned with is Force x Velocity. Essentially, this is the ability to put the greatest amount of force into the ground in the shortest amount of time. This is…
  • Lighter Gridiron Fare

    Sarah Wasill
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Just because football season is in full swing doesn’t mean you need to eat like a 300 lb. linebacker while cheering on your team. Don’t undo all of your workouts and eating healthy during the week in a few hours relaxing on the couch on Sunday or Monday or Thursday or whenever it might be! Between wings, beer, chips and dip, calories can pile up quickly. While the recipes below are a collection of healthier lower-calorie alternatives, portion size is still the most important component of staying on track during football season. This applies to beverages too. Don’t forget to keep soda…
  • Good-for-You Grains Guide

    Sarah Wasill
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Whole grains have many benefits, including containing extra fiber. More fiber means you feel fuller longer, blood sugar levels don’t spike up and down, and it aides in heart health by helping control blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Increasing the amount of or introducing whole grains in your diet means more than swapping white rice for brown rice or white pasta for whole wheat. Although these are great swaps, the increasing variety of whole grains in grocery stores means you aren’t limited to brown rice and whole wheat pasta. The less processed the grain, the more nutritional…
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    Fitness & Healthy Living Tips

  • How to Keep Your Kids Fit

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    Childhood obesity has increased at a staggering rate and has become quite a big problem for modern day parents. In developed nations and urban cities, it is quite an epidemic. Modern day lifestyle... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Quirky 15-Minute Fitness Ideas

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:43 am
    Ask any businessman, working woman with a family or a woman with big house hold to handle why they don’t work out and the answer surely would be that they don’t have time. It’s not because they are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips on Maintaining Your Treadmill

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    Treadmill is one of the basic pieces of modern fitness equipment. If you have a treadmill in your home, you need to make sure it remains in proper condition. A treadmill, being a mechanical and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Avoid Injuries While Running

    admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    It has become too common that runners ignore a normal twinge in the knee, a pull of hamstring or small pain in toes. Runners keep running until it becomes all too severe and they have to use ice... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Smart Tips for Building Endurance with Less Pain

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:27 am
    These 5 smart tips for building endurance with less pain will help you in gaining back your mental and physical state. There are important challenges in life that cannot be handled by muscles and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Stop Trying To Fucking Build Muscle And Lose Fat At The Same Time

    Keith
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Photo Credit: Flickr If I went through my email inbox right now and sorted out all the questions I got, they would look something like this: 20% – I’m overweight, how can I lose weight? 10% – I’m skinny, how can I gain weight? 5% – Various questions on supplements, training, and nutrition 5% – I’m a hot and sexy single in your area, want to bang? 60% – How do I build muscle and lose fat at the same time? See something interesting with the above? The majority of people I know want to lose fat and build muscle AT THE SAME TIME. They don’t…
  • Eating One Meal A Day: A Stupidly Easy Way To Lose Weight?

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

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

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

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

  • Cellucor COR-Performance Whey Review

    Top10
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    >> Ranked #4 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #4 in our Top 10 Whey Protein Powder List for 2014 Cellucor COR-Performance Whey FAQ What Does Cellucor COR-Performance Whey Do? What we have here is a truly top-of-the-line whey protein powder that provides a blend of whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate in an expertly formulated blend. This mixture helps to provide varied rates of digestion so that you&hellip; Review Overview Taste Price Nutrition Quality 89 #4 Whey Protein Powder Summary : Cellucor COR-Performance Whey is #4 on our…
  • MuscleTech Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Review

    Top10
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    >> #2 in our Top 10 Best Fat Burners for Men in 2014 List &gt;&gt; #2 in our Top 10 Best Fat Burners for Men in 2014 List MuscleTech Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Review FAQ What Does MuscleTech Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite Do? Coming to you from one of the must well known and reputable supplement manufacturers in the industry, MuscleTech Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is a powerful thermogenic and fat burner supplement that has been formulated to provide your body with the&hellip; Review Overview Price Nutrition Quality 86 #2 Fat Burner for Men 2014 Summary : Number 4 on the list…
  • Universal Nutrition Animal Pak Review

    Top10
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:37 pm
    >> Ranked #4 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Men List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #4 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Men List for 2014 Universal Nutrition Animal Pak FAQ What Does Universal Nutrition Animal Pak Do? More than three decades ago, Animal Pak was one of the first multivitamin supplements specifically aimed at bodybuilders and hard-training athletes who need more than the average product in this class can offer. With its comprehensive range of vitamins and minerals,&hellip; Review Overview Price Nutrition Quality 87 #4 Multivitamin for Men for 2014 Summary :…
  • Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women Review

    Top10
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:56 pm
    >> Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Women List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #1 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Women List for 2014 Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women FAQ What Does Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women Do? Whenever you see the name Optimum Nutrition or ON on a product, you can make a pretty safe bet that you’re going to be getting some serious quality for your money, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Opti-Women. This high-quality multivitamin&hellip; Review Overview Price Nutrition Quality 96 #1 Multivitamin for Women for 2014 Summary : Optimum Nutrition…
  • MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Pack Review

    Top10
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:11 pm
    >> Ranked #2 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Men List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #2 in our Top 10 Multivitamins for Men List for 2014 MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Pack FAQ What Does MusclePharm Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Pack Do? Simply put, Arnold Schwarzenegger Series Iron Pack is a powerful all-in-one multivitamin that goes above and beyond what you can expect to find in most of what the rest of the competition has to offer. Where&hellip; Review Overview Price Nutrition Quality 90 #2 Multivitamin for Men for 2014 Summary : Arnold Series Iron Pack…
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  • Injury Update

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

    Becky White
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    The 6th annual Loyola Wolfpack Cross-country Invitational was held Saturday at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, LA. The events of the day included the Women’s and Men’s collegiate 5K and high school races. The schools represented included Loyola University, Xavier University, Southeastern University, and Dillard University. The Wolfpack Cross-country alumni were invited to participate in the meet for the fourth time. We were represented by Sean Fitzwilliam (2000) on the men’s side and Stephanie Legleu Crews (2002), Bethany Comboy Bordelon (2002), Catherine Baggett Passantino…
  • My Running Bucket List

    Becky White
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:27 am
    I recently registered for one of my bucket list races. This inspired me to write my list of my top races I would like to do. My wish list ranges from locations a few hours away to half way around the world. 1. Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon This is the race I just signed up for. I will be heading to Vegas the weekend of November 14-17. Where else can you run a half marathon at night? The Vegas Half features a course on the famous strip amongst the neon lights. Another perk of registering is all of the weekend runner events. In addition to the Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center,…
  • September Races

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

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

  • An Hour of Exercise a Day Could Keep Heart Failure Away

    NFPT Staff Writer
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    How much is one hour each day worth to you? What if that one hour were devoted to exercise, and that it could lower your risk of heart failure by almost 50 percent? According to the results of a new study from Sweden, an hour or more of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day could lower a person’s risk of heart failure by 46 percent. The risk of death for someone diagnosed with congestive heart failure within five years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent, researchers noted. In the United States alone, an estimated 5.7 million adults have congestive heart failure.
  • Sleep is Important for your Personal Training Clients

    GuestAuthor
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    As many ambitious insomniacs have learned, working out in the evening makes most people too alert to sleep well. You need to schedule your workouts to be more in tune with your body’s natural wake and sleep cycles. In fact, doctors say you sleep best when your metabolism is slower, and that you can control your metabolism by timing your exercise. Heavy exercise speeds up the metabolism, but about six hours later, your metabolism will slow down below where it would have been if you hadn’t worked out. Try some other arrangements: Train in the morning before work, or during your…
  • Training Overweight Children

    GuestAuthor
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Health professionals and others have expressed a concern at the rising rates of obesity in all segments of the population, including adolescent and children. In less than 30 years, the obesity rate of children and teens has doubled. And for children ages 6 to 11, they have tripled. Much has been written about the probably short and long-term consequences of this obesity epidemic. Obesity increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and many other health problems. Obesity increases the likelihood of emotional health problems, as well, including low…
  • Pure Fit

    NFPT Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    “Nutrition Bar of the Year”Finally, a high-protein nutrition bar without wheat, gluten or dairy! Irvine, CA-  “Simply put, if you can’t read the ingredients on the label you probably shouldn’t be eating it.”  According to Robb Dorf, President and Founder of PureFit Nutrition Bars, most nutrition bars are nothing more than modified candy bars.  Dorf earned his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Arizona State University.  He also ran track and cross country while learning about physiology, wellness, and sports nutrition. In 2001, Dorf started been…
  • NFPT 25 Years in the Making: Oliver Eehn

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

  • Rocco’s View

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

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

    Kim
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    I have asthma. It’s not an excuse, it’s not a bid for pity, it’s not a symptom of being overweight. It just is. The last 8 or so years of my life have seen a lot of difficult changes with my body. I’ve developed allergies to everything. My cats, pollen, dust, grass, molds, my dog, The post Just Breathe appeared first on Big Fit Deal™.
  • This Isn’t Stepford!

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

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

  • The 3 Best Strength Training Exercises For Building Muscle Mass

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

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

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

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

    Tommy Pettijohn
    15 Dec 2013 | 11:47 am
    If you’ve ever worked out consistently and struggled to build muscle and lose fat, it probably has nothing to do with what you’re doing in the gym… The truth is, you can work as hard as you want in the gym, but if you’re not eating enough of the right stuff you’ll never build muscle. If you’re not consuming an amount of food that’s above and beyond your daily caloric needs you’ll never gain weight and give your body the raw materials it needs to repair and grow your muscles over time. Ok, now that you realize you’ve got to eat a ton to gain weight, big surprise I…
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    workouttrends.com

  • Encouraging Sibling Love As A Parent

    Namrata Diengdoh
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    My childhood was full of fun and fights with my older sister. I remember bullying her and spying on her all the time and have memories of her being a protective and understanding sister, just how all good older sisters. I hated it when she wore my shoes without my knowledge or even used my rough notebooks to practice her math problems. At the same time, I loved to buy birthday presents for my sister and also discuss the day’s events with her over a cup of tea. Even today,, when someone says the word ‘childhood,’ then for me it means ‘my sister’ and…
  • The World Is Crazy About Food- No Limits

    Namrata Diengdoh
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hey it’s the fourth week of the month and you know what I have started toning up. No, I did not try any of the crazy diets which I am going to talk about today and which I talked about the last two weeks, but I did it with the help of my Yogini friend who has been teaching me the moves. Well anyway, I also have been looking for some diets while I carry out Yoga and other workouts and believe me you, I came across these bizarre diets which I would say only belonged to people who are not human at all. Why would anyone carry out these diets? Are we that desperate to lose it. Diet #4 seems…
  • Apple iWatch- The New Fitness Tracker

    Namrata Diengdoh
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    I have a diamond studded watch and like all other watches, it tells me the time. But in case of the iWatch, Apple’s new innovation, it helps us to do more and to make the most of it. One look at this accurate timepiece and after reading its review I’d rather call it a masterpiece. It helps you stay on schedule for any meeting or date, keeps you headed in the right direction with the help of its guide, and also keeps in touch with all you friends and family. The iWatch is a treasure chest full of apps that you never thought could be contained in such a small device. The device is…
  • How To Keep Your Child Safe When You’re Not Around

    Pranita Sohony
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    A few days ago, all of us were engrossed in some discussion over dinner and my son, now a hyperactive and unmanageable toddler, was busy holding onto chairs and moving from one of the dining chairs to the other. After some time, he got bored of this baby game of his and crawled to his small play area in the living room. Half of us could monitor him from where we were and had an eye on him despite the chattering that we were being a part of. Some five minutes later, we heard a loud falling sound, as if a big box or carton had fallen to the ground with a bang. All of us realized that something…
  • The Battle Of Ages- Original Butter Vs Modern Margarine

    Shyamali Sharma
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Look at that picture. Can’t spot much of a difference, can you? Well, they might look the same, but there’s a hell lot of difference between the two, because beneath their melting yellow layers, lies an untold story. Deep inside, we all have been ardent fans of the utterly butterly delicious, but then since the past few decades, your ears must have been exhausted by undying claims by health professionals about the so called “healthy” margarine. So, this week, on my food myth series, I’m going to put an end to the age old battle for the crown of superiority between the long loved…
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    Meditation Relax Club

  • #MondaySongs: Slow Background Music Free MP3 of the Week – Autogenic Training (Sweet Dreams)

    RLion
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    As relaxation technique, autogenic training induces a state of relaxation through regular meditation sessions repeating a set of visualisations. Excellent against anxiety, autogenic training can be practice in different positions like sitting on the floor, on a mat, lying down, etc. This practice can be followed by an expert who guides you into these meditative sessions or as beginners following the music to help you relax and to induce sleep after a long day as antistress music therapy. Because sometimes just lying in bed, with your eyes closed, is not enough to completely relax and have a…
  • Taking Care of Yourself: Love Your Body and Spirit

    RLion
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    Love your body, and you will find true inner peace. Finding a calm state of mind is not an easy task, but it requires effort. Start by taking these easy steps towards happiness. Sometimes we forget that if we do not pay enough attention to out body and its needs, our mind will start feeling tiered and our spirit will slowly grow weaker. For our inside to become beautiful, we must also nourish our outside. Here are some little known ways in which you can improve your physical body in order to feel better within. Eating healthy, exercising constantly and sleeping regularly are a given: here is…
  • Common Addictions: Bad Habits Everyone Has and Does Not Realize

    RLion
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:50 am
    Drugs, alcohol or smoke? Nope, the worst addictions out there are the common addictions, the ones that do not even suspect you have… “If I had to survive a day without my cell phone I would go crazy!”. Do you believe this statement could easily be spoken by your lips? Well then, you are probably affected by a severe internet addiction. The bad news is that you are dependent on your phone, and would be pretty stressed if it were taken away from you for just a couple of hours. The good news is that you are not the only person that suffers of this condition. This is one of several…
  • Foods That Make You Smarter

    RLion
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Did you know that certain foods can make you more active and improve your memory? Here is a list of these miraculous ingredients, and of the ways they help your body. We are what we eat; the food we choose to power our body affects us profoundly, as it transforms in the energy that we require to live. When we have an unhealthy diet, our lifestyle and our performance are influenced by it. In summary, our body is affected by what we eat, and these effects can be either good or bad. What if we could take in only the good, and carefully control what we gain from our nutrients? Well to an extent…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Relaxation Music Download of the Week – Buddha Teachings

    RLion
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Meditation has been proven to be good for both your mind and body and a perfect solution for anxiety and depression, but did you know that it can boost your brain power as well? Meditating for 10-20 minutes each day produces significant cognitive benefits, improving concentration and memory. Usually meditation is not easy for beginners, because focusing on one specific path couldn’t be so easy for your mind for the first times, that’s way meditation music and guided meditations exist. They can help you concentrate and free your mind from your negative thoughts or worries that don’t…
 
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    Best Weight Gainer Guide

  • Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass

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

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

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

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

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

  • Seven Ways to Deal with ‘Emotional Eating’

    Darren Beattie
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I’ve received a number of questions revolving around emotional eating in the past couple of months, including a few detailed responses to various members of my newsletter (that I sincerely hope helped!). Whenever I notice a trend of emails or asks to answer on Quora, I generally take note. Truth be told, emotional eating is [...] The post Seven Ways to Deal with ‘Emotional Eating’ appeared first on 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 [...] The post Will I Get ‘Bulky’ If I Lift Weights? appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • 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 [...] The post Why You Should STOP Doing SitUps appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • 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, [...] The post Why Carbs Matter… appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • 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 [...] The post Values: Guiding Principles appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
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    Muscle Building Workouts, Weight Loss Strategies, Healthy Eating Tips

  • Are You Sure You’re Doing These Exercises Right?

    Ashwin Kak
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    It all starts with some basic exercises. To get the most out of these exercises, it’s important to pay attention to form and the range of motion. Everyone should be able to do these exercises as these are very beneficial and really work on the major muscle groups of your body. Yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking it is, and it’s exactly what we have been doing since the start of our exercise training program. You really need to get the maximum out of these exercises, so grab a notepad and jot down the vital points listed below.Exercise #1: Push-UpsCommon Mistake #1: One mistake…
  • Travel Down The Yoga Path For Steamy… Sex. Men Are You Listening?

    Krupesh Padave
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Peace of mind, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk of Yoga. While this might be true, the benefits of yoga extend far beyond the realm of common belief. One such realm is the beloved bedroom (for obvious reasons).Even if your thoughts conjure up images of perfectly chiseled bodies carved out in the gym rumbling between the sheets, the truth to having great sex is far off from the outer appearances. And, this is where yoga scores brownie points. Read on to know why.Boosts Staying PowerIt has been the bane of men for centuries. This very issue has given men sleepless nights in the…
  • Five Easy Ways To Eat Smart At Parties

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

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

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

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Feeling the hefty fat of as well numerous debts? If you have a poor or bad credit score then your chances of receiving entry to most factors that you would want would be really limited. You credit score is used to entry your previous credit conduct. When you have as well considerably debt then it is really probably that your credit score would be on the lower side. When this takes place then you uncover it tougher and a lot more high-priced to entry loans and credit. The secret to winning against any financial lending institution (as is the secret to winning any battle) is to know your enemy.
  • Linked In- A Excellent Way To Depict Your Enterprise On The Internet

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Brand graphic is the means by which products make speeches. This is a vital truth to know in making a manufacturer, especially in a social media period. The essence of social media is interaction. A brand name and its buyer talk to one an additional in an almost human dimension. A particular person selects a model to make a speech. You select a brand name to convey your situation in daily life. Once you have your social community website page on the web and released, merely bookmark it in your bookmarking account. This is the fundamental theory driving all North Shore social media marketing.
  • Best Approaches To Make Income On The Web

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    Do you have your Million Greenback Mindset, Are you working on it? You Million Greenback Mindset is dependable for 90%25 of your Accomplishment, the rest of the Company only counts as 10%25 – do you know what I am speaking about? Heard of ‘The Secret’, or The Law of Attraction? Ever heard of the saying – nothing at all will come for free? Nicely, to be trustworthy, there’s nothing at all mistaken about free sites, but if what you want is to make funds, free sites are not the greatest location for it. You might get into secret shopping or one thing like that but…
  • The Leading Mystery On How To Get Taller In Top Quickly And Successfully

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Performing certain stretching workouts is an vital portion of any effective system that you use to get taller. They elongate the backbone, extend the muscle tissues and bolster the bones. The very best portion is that you can do them at house and you don’t want any unique tools to carry out them. Bow down – stand up with fingers held jointly driving your neck. Bend your head upwards and back again as significantly as you can. Be cautious not to press down too challenging, only as significantly as your backbone allows you. The aim of the workout is to really feel the extend in your…
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    Deadlift Workouts

  • Mariusz Pudzianowski’s Deadlift Workout – Get Strongman Built!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ten Minutes of Intermittent Movement for Every Hour of Sitting May Counteract Ill Health Effects of Prolonged Sitting

    Dr. Mercola
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola In recent years, researchers have formed a strong consensus with regards to the health effects of sitting. In short, the more time you spend sitting, the shorter and less healthy your life will tend to be. In fact, there are now over 10,000 studies showing that chronic sitting—at work, commuting, and watching TV at night—significantly impacts your cardiovascular and metabolic function. For example, one 2012 meta-analysis1 found that those who sat for the longest periods of time on a daily basis were twice as likely to have diabetes or heart disease, compared to those who…
  • 3 Simple Steps to Perk Up Your Posture

    Dr. Mercola
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola It's easy to forget about your posture when you're engrossed in work at your computer or sitting behind the wheel in your vehicle. Yet, slowly but surely, if you don't take steps to strengthen and lengthen your spine, your shoulders will begin to hunch forward into a more rounded position, and you'll find it difficult to stand as tall as you once did. Meanwhile, poor posture is often a precursor to pain. An estimated 80 percent of the US population will experience back pain at some point in their life, and learning proper posture is crucial if you want to avoid this fate. So…
  • Why BMI Is a Big Fat Scam

    Dr. Mercola
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola In 1832, a Belgian mathematician named Adolphe Quetelet developed what is today known as the body mass index (BMI).1 The formula divides a person's weight by the square of his height, and is one of the most commonly used measures of excess weight, obesity, and overall health. Initially, BMI was primarily a tool used by insurance companies to set premiums (people with BMIs in the "obese" category may pay 22 percent more for their insurance compared to those in the "normal" category2). Today, however, BMI is an accepted tool used in medical research and in clinical practice. When…
  • Weight Lifting Can Boost Your Weight Loss Efforts

    Dr. Mercola
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Are you having trouble trimming down? Your diet definitely accounts for the majority of your success here, but exercise can help take you the rest of the way. In addition to high intensity interval training, weight lifting is an excellent way to get rid of that stubborn excess body fat, because working your muscles is the key to firing up your metabolism.1 Your muscles follow the “use it or lose it” principle. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your resting metabolic rate. As noted in a Nerd Fitness2 blog discussing the merits of weight lifting, while your overall…
  • 7 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Workout

    Dr. Mercola
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Exercise can reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, and depression, and it can increase your energy levels, help you think clearer, and even slow down the aging process. However, there are pitfalls that can hamper your workout progress. I was guilty of mistake #3 and #4 below. For thirty years, my only form of exercise was long distance running with little to no strength or interval training. As noted in the featured CNN article,1 your setbacks may be due to certain bad habits, and by nipping them in the bud you can start reaping results again. Here, I’ve…
 
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    How To Gain Weight

  • The Real Gladiator Workout: Train Like A Gladiator

    Peter
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    The Ancient Roman gladiators were some lean, mean killing machines. They needed to be since their very lives depended on being in peak physical condition and skilled in many things. For them, fighting was a way of life, which made them very disciplined in their preparations and training. Unfortunately only very few fragments describing their training survive, so it is very hard to reconstruct their training regimen. There was also no one specific way of training gladiators. Gladiator training varied across time and geographic location. The type of training they received, as well as their…
  • Frustration Is A Necessary Part Of The Journey

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

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

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

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

  • Bring Your Friends to Your Next Session with CASS Fitness! Great Deals for Training Multiple People at Once!

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

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

    mattbible
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:40 pm
    We have been researching and trying several different plant based protein powder options within the past couple of weeks. Even though Whey Protein is one of the best proteins for your post workout, unfortunately a lot of people’s stomachs cannot tolerate it because they may not be able to handle dairy. I personally can only handle a small amount. While I can consume whey protein after my workout, I have to switch to plant based proteins throughout the rest of the day. One of the first ones we came across was Genceutic Naturals Plant Head Protein.  Genceutic Naturals Plant Head…
  • Introducing Doug Connor: From his Weight Loss Journey to Training to Become Mr. Pittsburgh

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

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

  • It’s the Perfect Time to Change Up Your Workout Routine

    Anytime Fitness
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Winter is coming. So now is the time to change up your workout routine. Learn why it's important and do our bonus workout! The post It’s the Perfect Time to Change Up Your Workout Routine appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Christie Lost 175 Pounds And Gained Vigor For Life

    Anytime Fitness
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Christie cut down on wheat and sugar and then joined an Anytime Fitness. She lost 175 pounds, Christie loves riding her pride and joy – a new motorcycle. The post Christie Lost 175 Pounds And Gained Vigor For Life appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Oatmeal: Steel-cut vs. Rolled

    Anytime Fitness
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    The oats showdown is on...who will win? It's a battle between steel-cut vs. rolled oatmeal! The post Oatmeal: Steel-cut vs. Rolled appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 5 Ingredients You Should Remove From Your Kitchen

    Carly Sippel
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Eat healthier by removing these bad ingredients from your kitchen pantry! The post 5 Ingredients You Should Remove From Your Kitchen appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Success Story: James Proved The Doctors Wrong

    Anytime Fitness
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    An Iraq War veteran suffered devastating injuries in a motor vehicle crash sending him into depression. After finding Anytime Fitness his life has changed! The post Success Story: James Proved The Doctors Wrong appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
 
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    Runner Training For Life

  • ChiRunning has it all wrong: Running technique to increase power

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    After reading Born to Run and investigating barefoot running, I like most people stumbled on ChiRunning. I did a running form analysis with a coach, of course read the book and have been practicing the drills. It’s been my style of running for YEARS now and I thought it was working…I might not be getting faster, but minus the recent knee I’ve been injury free. Imagine my surprise when Eric Orton told us within minutes of starting run camp it was all wrong!  “Our bodies are designed to move in a certain way, common to all of us, and because of this I fundamentally believe there is…
  • Mountain Running Academy- AKA Pain and Bliss

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    “Would you like to attend a running camp in Jackson Hole lead by Eric Orton, coach from Born to Run?” My initial thought was what a dumb question. OF COURSE I wanted to go. I did what I always do when running is the question: said yes and then explored the details.By the time the wheels touched down in Jackson Hole, this situation finally registered in my “sane mind” and I knew it was going to be a beautiful, but grueling few days. The hard truth is I was not prepared: I don’t run trails and these were serious trails I don’t have hills to train on and we’re running up a mountain…
  • Metabolic Efficiency for Weight Loss and Ironman Journey: Transformation Story

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    During my time in Miami, I had the pleasure of meeting many amazing athletes from around the world. One who always stood out due to her awesome height and adorable German accent was Gladys. She had some pretty big goals for triathlons, but at the time seemed stuck in a rut {waves hand that sounds familiar!!}. In the last 9 months, I’ve watched her change physically and grow mentally stronger due to making some sports nutrition changes, which as you know is currently a topic of interest around here…so here is her story. ACTIVE AND OVERWEIGHTSince I am 6 years old, I have been a very active…
  • Is running different for men and women?

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    After another Physical Therapist pointed out that women are more prone to running issues due to our hips, I began to wonder if this was entirely true? Why is it that men are faster? I decided to reach out to Tina Muir who is not only an elite female athlete, but is surrounded by high caliber coaches and runners…here is what she found. When I consider the differences between men and women, my thoughts go back to the many occasions in college where I destroyed some of the guys on my team in every workout, yet somehow they would run 15:30 5k, and I would run 16:10. How was that fair? What are…
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    The Tree of Health

  • Healthy Hot Chocolate – Oh Yes!

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

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

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

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

    thetreeofhealth
    23 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    This is a super easy, very tasty, filling stir fry, perfect for lunch, dinner or early suppers Continue reading →
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    SCB

  • Things To Do And Not To Do in the Gym

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

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

    Sean Hogan
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    As a spectator today watching the game you might take a moment to consider how the players on the pitch have been prepared and nurtured for this game. We are however, not going to talk about the great commitment to training and practice over the last few years, nor about the hours spent in the Gym, in the ball alley or on the practice field. The pathway or indeed the foundation for the players in front of you today was set many years ago. What you see today is the fruits of this foundation that certainly started in the very early years of their lives. But can we help our children any better…
 
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    Faultless Fitness

  • Just how long should you stretch for?

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

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

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

    Steve Nash
    13 May 2014 | 7:57 am
    Over the past 7 weeks I have taken to my facebook and every week posted a progress snap. After six months off due to injury I was finally catalysed into getting into shape when I wrote this article about running! A few weeks after writing the article I watched the performance lab video and didn’t recognise the […] The post What Diet is best for beginners? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
  • Should you use your friends workout programme too?

    Steve Nash
    7 May 2014 | 7:32 am
    In this article I am hoping to display the points as to whether you should use your friends workout and the issues that this may cause you. I think that time of year has come again, when everyone see’s the first ray of sunlight and realised their fitness hibernation and binge eating has taken a toll […] The post Should you use your friends workout programme too? appeared first on Faultless Fitness. Steve Nash Faultless Fitness
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  • Interview: Alyssia and Mind Over Munch

    jenni
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hey all you fit people! I’m starting an awesome new interview series and you don’t want to miss it! Fitzala is picking some of the up-and-coming healthy influencers from around the interweb and getting the dirt on their lives so you can learn some new tips and tricks for your healthy life! Everyone loves finding an inspiring new person to follow on Instagram or a new feed for their blog reader. It’s my goal to help you find someone new to follow and be motivated by. First up is Alyssia from Mind Over Munch! Alyssia has a passion for food and making healthier versions of…
  • Healthy & Low Calorie Coconut Macaroons

    jenni
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Friday everyone! Lately, I’ve had a love affair with coconut. I really never had it growing up and now I just can’t get enough! Last week was the Avocado Coconut Smoothie and now we’ve got a healthy coconut macaroon recipe. Any suggestions for something coconutty next week? The inspiration for this creation was from good ol Whole Paycheck. The bakery has these amazing (and really big) macaroon cookies with chocolate chips. They are sooo good and chewy and perfectly sweet that I wanted to recreate the recipe. These guys aren’t the same, but they are delicious,…
  • Hey runners! Do you strength train enough?

    jenni
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I’m really excited for today’s post! As you may know, strength training is something I’m passionate about. And I’m passionate about it because I know how beneficial strength training is for everyone. Whether you’re a runner, a sedentary working adult, or active mom, working your muscles can only improve your life. Jenna, a certified personal trainer and running enthusiast is going to tell us why runners need to strength train. She even provides a strength training program for runners, so that you can finish that half marathon strong. She also takes pretty cool…
  • Coconut Avocado Green Smoothie

    jenni
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Healthy green smoothies are everywhere on the internet for good reason. They’re easy, healthy, refreshing, delicious, nutritious, and filling. Oh and did I say delicious? I’ve grown really attached to them this summer. They don’t require me to turn on my stove or chop anything up. All I do is throw stuff in a blender until it tastes good. Really, that’s all you need. And cleaning the blender? It’s so easy! Throw in some hot water and dish soap, blend it and rinse. I’ll admit, I was a little intimidated in the beginning because who believes that you…
  • Are you afraid to eat bacon? Here’s why you can

    jenni
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Bacoonnn! Banished during the low fat era, bacon is making a comeback in style. Amazing culinary creations like bacon jam, bacon-topped maple bars, and bacon ice cream have become commonplace. The bacon fad isn’t entirely healthy (umm, fat-laden donuts plus more fat? yeah, no), but there’s definitely some healthy bacon recipes that allow you to enjoy the salty, savory strips without the guilt. Would it surprise you if I admitted that I was once afraid of bacon? I’m pretty sure I went about 10 years without eating it because I thought it would make me fat. This was before…
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  • IS BODYBUILDING OR POWERLIFTING BETTER FOR MUSCLE GROWTH?

    Dayne Hudson
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Some people swear they have the answer. The die hards of both bodybuilding and powerlifting will claim they know best. So what's the truth? The good news is we might be on the way to learning more, thanks to a good study (1) that sheds some light into one of the common questions of all: how many reps for muscle growth?Tags: Training
  • MUSCLE MEMORY - DOES IT REALLY EXIST?

    Dayne Hudson
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Muscle memory. It's like a holiday at the end of the horizon, your favourite desert, or finding out your favourite band is touring again. If it exists, it's a godsend. You've heard all about it before; train like mad, take a few months off, then come back and regather the muscle mass you used to have rather quickly. But is it correct? Does Muscle memory really exist?Tags: Training
  • HOW A BALLOON CAN HELP ALLEVIATE LOWER BACK PAIN

    Dayne Hudson
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Balloons often only come out when it's time to celebrate. And if you suffer from lower back pain, one of the most common complaints I receive, then you soon could be pulling out a balloon for more reasons than one! According to a recent paper (1) titled "the value of blowing up a balloon", doing so in a particular way may help in reducing the common complaint.Tags: Training
  • WHAT'S THE BEST BICEP EXERCISE?

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

    Dayne Hudson
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    For a long time, people have turned their noses up at processed foods and junk foods, holding onto the belief that there's no place for them in the quest for their health and fitness goals. But the truth is, they really aren't a bad as you might think.Tags: Nutrition
 
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  • Travelling Abroad In International Healthcare

    Mike Parsons
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    The tragedies in Uganda and other African nations surrounding the Ebola outbreak have many people afraid to travel. However, some consider such dire risks to be a challenge. These are the people with the calling to serve and heal others less fortunate. Helping others is second nature to those who would be healers. If you […] You are Reading Travelling Abroad In International Healthcare by Mike Parsons, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Vision Problems: Are You Dealing With Aging or a Serious Eye Disease?

    Editorial
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    It is hardly a revelation to discover that your eye sight is not likely to be as good as it used to be when you start heading towards retirement age and beyond, but it could be a dangerous assumption that your eye problems are simply age related. Some problems with our eyes can originate not […] You are Reading Vision Problems: Are You Dealing With Aging or a Serious Eye Disease? by Editorial, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • As a Smoker, what keeps you Awake at Night?

    Kingsley Felix
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:33 am
    If you are a smoker do you ever think about your skin? What about your heart, lungs, fitness? Then there’s the little matter of sex and fertility. Are these issues causing you sleepless nights? Have you ever thought there’s nothing you can do to reverse the changes smoking has caused in your body? Never say […] You are Reading As a Smoker, what keeps you Awake at Night? by Kingsley Felix, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter, Facebook and Google+
  • Celebrities: Reap The Health And Financial Benefits Through Electronic Cigarette

    Andrew Richards
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Electronic cigarettes could be aptly termed as mere hatchling products which are still to grow and develop. On the other hand, just like a celebrity infant being pursued by the paparazzi, these products are really popular and controversial. The globe is almost swept off its feet by electronic cigarettes. Not even common people, but the […] You are Reading Celebrities: Reap The Health And Financial Benefits Through Electronic Cigarette by Andrew Richards, Originally Posted on Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable. If you have enjoyed this post please Follow Healthable on Twitter,…
  • Want to Lose Weight Naturally?? Follow this Diet Plan that fulfil your Weight Loss Requirement!!

    Anne Pennington
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Are you fed up of trying those over the counter slim-down products and now looking for much healthy and natural ways of losing weight? If yes, then we would recommend you to follow a healthy diet plan along with physical exercises to get real weight-loss results. Here we have a list of some foods to […] You are Reading Want to Lose Weight Naturally?? Follow this Diet Plan that fulfil your Weight Loss Requirement!! by Anne Pennington, 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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  • Risks of Smoking Tobacco and the Rising Popularity of E-Cigarettes

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

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

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

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

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

  • September is National Cholesterol Education Month

    Andrea Oh
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    The post September is National Cholesterol Education Month appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. September is National Cholesterol Education Month and it seemed fitting to take the time to review the basics of cholesterol as it relates to heart health. What Is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance that comes from two sources: that which is made by the liver, and that which we ingest through dietary intake. The liver makes all that is needed for the human body to function properly (and it doesn’t take much cholesterol at all for our body systems to function), so the…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Importance of Rest and Recovery for Clients (and Athletes)

    Andrea Oh
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:25 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Importance of Rest and Recovery for Clients (and Athletes) appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Importance of Rest and Recovery for Clients (and Athletes) We live in a world of excess where the perception is that “more is better”.  Unfortunately, excessive exercise and inadequate rest and recovery in between workouts can lead to big trouble! In this edition of the Fitness Insight podcast, Jamie Atlas (www.bonzabodies.com), Pharoah Kafele (www.puravidaclub.com) and Andrea Oh (www.todaysfitnesstrainer.com) continue their discussion on…
  • Ask the Expert – The Personal Trainer “Balancing Act” (Pharoah Kafele)

    Andrea Oh
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:57 pm
    The post Ask the Expert – The Personal Trainer “Balancing Act” (Pharoah Kafele) appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Pharoah Kafele Of the 253,702 personal trainers in the United States (as reported by IBISWorld – February 2014) only a small percentage possess the experience, knowledge, drive, and characteristics to be true “role models” of fitness and health.  Pharoah Kafele is one of the rare few who dedicates his life to being an eternal student to his craft, is passionate about helping his clients be the best version of themselves, and…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | Overtraining & Recovery

    Andrea Oh
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | Overtraining & Recovery appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Overtraining & Recovery The relationship between personal trainers and their clients is one that takes a lot of effort and time to develop. It takes time for a client to feel comfortable to speak openly and honestly with their trainer, and to accept their help in reaching their fitness and health goals.  Once that relationship and trust is established, a client can sometimes take things too far.  They may go above and beyond the call of duty and work too hard and too much…
  • 6 Steps to Personal Training Success

    Blake Worrall-Thompson
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The post 6 Steps to Personal Training Success appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Great personal trainers have more to offer than just knowledge about exercise and fitness Now that I’ve been a personal trainer for 12 years and coaching trainers for the past 18 months, I’m in a good position to pick up on things that new trainers struggle with. These are the kind of obstacles or issues that come up time and time again, and they stop people from getting what they really want from this amazing industry. Based on my own and my clients’ experiences, these are 6 steps to creating not…
 
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • P90X DAYS 213 - 215: Softball and Nothing.

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I came out of Retirement to play in a Softball Game on Wednesday.I must say, as much as I am critical of everything I do, I was pretty happy with my performance.As a dead pull right handed hitter, I'd frustrate the hell out of myself trying to hit the ball to right field with anything more than a weak pop up. This time, along with some big hits to left, I hit a couple nice line drives over to right field, which had some of my old teammates who knew my affinity for pulling the ball, coming up to me and saying:Even my…
  • P90X Day 211 -212: The start of My Recovery Week and My Map My Run vs The Heart Rate Monitor

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I'm going to officially start my 3rd Round of P90X on 9/23.After living it up for some of August:I set up a plan to ease back into a New Round of P90X9/2/14 - 9/8/14 - P90X Phase 1 Workouts9/9/14 - 9/15/14 - P90X Phase 2 WorkoutsSo that brings me to my self imposed Recovery Week. Though, I'm not sure exactly what it is I'm recovering from. I feel: But, I made a plan. I have to stick with it.STUFF FOR MONDAY 9/15/14YogaHeart Rate AVG 109Max 138Calories Burned 229OTHER STUFFWalk2 MilesHand Grips  20lbs x20 Each Hand…
  • P90X Days 209-210: Legs/Back and Patience

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. Nothing Really Much.My new fangled contraption, the heart rate monitor, and I, took on Legs/Back.On The "Groucho Walk" Exercise, aside from Tony, and well, myself, nobody does it right. Even after 19 times doing this workout. They still can't figure it out.It's an easy move. I keep thinking:Well, not really. I just wanted to use that clip.Like I said. I don't have much for this entry.Oh, uh. Here's a good example of setting a goal and having patience.STUFF FOR SATURDAY 9/13/14Legs/Back Heart Rate AVG 133Max…
  • P90X DAY 205-206: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps and Plyo: The P90X Scared Straight Workout.

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. STUFF FOR TUESDAY 9/9/14Chest/Shoulders/Triceps This was the first time I attempted this workout in over 2 months.Overall, my reps were down a bit, but I choked back my tears and got on with my day.That said. I was impressed with myself on the first exercise, the Slow Motion - 3 in 1 Push ups. I felt really strong. It could possibly have something to do with the fact it was "only" the first exercise. However, in past attempts I had found myself mere moments away from breaking my nose because my muscles were giving out…
  • P90X Days 207-208: Back/Biceps and Working out with a Heart Rate Monitor.

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA. I finally broke down and got myself a Heart Monitor. It's really pretty Awesome.I went with the Polar FT4 model. You can get it for $90+ at DICK'S Sporting Goods, but if you click on the Heart Rate Monitors Tab on my Blog, there's a good site that sells this particular model for $59.44 with Free Shipping.The site is actually even cheaper than most of the eBay auctions that I have seen.Anyway. As I have been keeping track of everything I've been doing since February, I'm actually sort of bummed, I did not have a Heart…
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  • How to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle Mass

    twang1213
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    If you’re looking to lose fat and maintain muscle mass, this article will provide you with the resources you need to start that process. In a previous post, Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math, I outline the The post How to Lose Fat and Maintain Muscle Mass appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) How I Got My Abs to Show in 8 Weeks
  • Easy, Healthy, Baked, Crispy Sweet Potato Chips

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

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

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

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

    Braini Habit
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Share It:   There is a lot of focus and attention on finding ways to lose weight for fat loss, which usually involves engaging in aerobic exercise such as cardiovascular training. On the other side of training there is also a focus on anaerobic exercise such as weight training or strength training, which may be due to goals in achieving impressive results in power, speed, and in building muscle. Generally, you should concentrate on your health and fitness and this will require that you develop your aerobic system and anaerobic system. Improvements in health and your fitness will involve…
  • The Probability of Winning Anything

    Braini Habit
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Share It:   Think about the likelihood of winning the jackpot from the lottery on any given day. Better yet forget the jackpot and think about your chances of winning at least $10 from scratchers. Even if you buy a lottery ticket every day for the rest of your life you may not actually win the jackpot; therefore, the likelihood of winning the jackpot is close to zero. You may buy lottery tickets with an optimistic attitude that it could be you who may win the jackpot, yet the numbers are against your favor. Nevertheless, you still spend money knowing you may not actually get anything in…
  • Take a Walk for a Healthy Brain

    Braini Habit
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Share It:   If you haven’t considered it already think about your level of physical activity and you would probably focus your attention to how much you exercise each day. Even if you don’t engage in a routine exercise program your level of fitness, which is your ability to engage in physical activity, may not be completely dormant. Your body regularly uses large amounts of energy that allows you to complete basic tasks, which ultimately keep you alive. Throughout the years people have become less and less active, so nowadays people are more likely to have some type of bone, joint,…
  • Hidden Information Concerning Language Development

    Braini Habit
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Share It:   Have you ever wondered how language develops in young children and how they acquire the ability to form complex sentences? When children are born they already begin to make sucking noises, will burp, and will cry, so normally infants start producing vocal sounds the minute they are delivered into this world. Children develop language at the beginning through several stages which include first forming vowels and syllables to single words, two word sentences and finally forming complex sentences. Children can learn about 30 to 40 new words a week during their language…
  • Key to Understanding Fat in Your Body

    Braini Habit
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Share It:   Carbohydrates provide your body with quick energy, proteins help your body repair and grow, and lipids make up the membrane around your cells and can provide energy from stored fat. When you gain weight or you are trying to lose weight you may blame fats, but in reality losing weight involves a combination of proper exercise and a good healthy nutritious diet. Weight loss or fat loss is possible if you follow good healthy eating habits, and to your surprise fats (or lipids) can assist you in losing excess body fat and help you stay healthy. You may already know what happens…
 
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    Achieving Fit.

  • Life Update

    Terressa Dotson
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Hi, long time no chat. I think this blog started out as an educational resource for you during your fitness journey. Since then, I feel like I have been fairly transparent by sharing stories and unique things that have happened over the last year. Speaking of the last year. It’s the most beautiful struggle I have ever been on. And I can’t thank my blog and friends and family enough for that. Exactly that- a beautiful struggle. So many highs and lows. I have learned so much about myself through trying to be transparent as a trainer, maintaing a full time job and continuing to grow…
  • Athletic to Athleisure: 5 ways to Wear Your Workout Headbands Out

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

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

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

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

  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Spark

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

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

    Jen Sinkler
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    I am most of my friends’ and clients’ least favorite person to complain to, because I have a near-zero tolerance for it. In the vast majority of cases, I believe action wins out over angst, and so the first question out of my mouth is usually, “So what are you going to do about it?” Action wins out over angst.Click To Tweet - Powered By CoSchedule To be clear, I’m not cut from the “shut up and suffer” cloth — some complaints are fruitful. “That exercise makes my back hurt,” for instance, is one I want to hear, so we can make appropriate changes (but see, even then action…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: Get Up to Get Down

    Jennifer Blake
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    Today’s challenge workout is brought to you by my friend Jill Coleman, owner of Jillfit Physiques. She is an absolute master when it comes to designing the biggest bang-for-your-buck circuits: you do a massive amount of work (that’s specific to you, because you are encouraged to rest) all in a short period of time. While there is a bit of leg work, your upper body is the main event: your biceps, triceps, anterior delts, upper back, and core are put on blast with this one. You. Are. Welcome. Grab a light pair of dumbbells and a workout timer and prepare to Get Up to Get Down!
  • LWF Challenge Workout: Hit the Deck

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

  • Thai Shrimp Tacos

    Josh Vales, CPT
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
      Pin the image below for easy reference!The post Thai Shrimp Tacos appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Why You Should Throw Out the Scale

    Josh Vales, CPT
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Many people, and in my experience this is particularly true with women, get completely hung up on their weight on the scale when trying to get in shape. Some will even check their weight multiple times a day, which, as I will explain below, is completely useless as a way of tracking your progress. Why […]The post Why You Should Throw Out the Scale appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Almond Vinaigrette

    Josh Vales, CPT
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
      Here’s another great shot of the salad. Make sure to ‘pin’ it for easy reference in the future!  The post Kale Salad with Warm Cranberry Almond Vinaigrette appeared first on Outlaw Fitness.
  • Spicy Asian Zucchini

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

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

  • Take On The Bodyweight Squat Challenge That Works!

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Simple Challenge That Will Bring On Instant Anxiety

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

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

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

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

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

    Bob
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:01 am
    If you want to get the maximum impact from your exercise time, you need to be careful to avoid falling into a workout rut. This is when you automatically just keep doing the same exact routine each time, without any deviation from your established pattern. While you may think it’s more efficient to just follow an established routine and stick with what (apparently) works, in reality you may be hampering your own efforts. It’s important to switch up the routine frequently—in other words, to keep your body guessing. If you do the same routine in an exact sequence over and over, your…
  • Healthy Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups

    Bob
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    With Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer looming, you may want to enjoy some delicious treats on the grill while you still can. But cookout food doesn’t have to sabotage your fitness routine. This recipe for tasty grilled zucchini roll-ups with herbs and cheese (courtesy of Health) is diet-friendly, at 80 Ingredients: 3 small zucchini (about 1/2 pound each), cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1/16 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste 1 1/2 ounces fresh goat cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh…
  • Bike of the Month: True ES700 Recumbent

    Bob
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    If you are planning to buy an exercise bike but don’t want to spend a lot of time wading through descriptions and comparing various models, we can suggest a choice that we think will be sure to please people of all ability levels. The True ES700 Recumbent is a recumbent bike that offers the ultimate in a high-end cycling experience. Constructed with top-quality, commercial materials, it is durable enough to withstand the demands of even the most hardcore fitness buff. The wraparound configuration accommodates users of varying sizes, while also making the bike more user-friendly for people…
  • Best Exercise Bikes from Fitness 4 Home

    Bob
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Exercise bikes are one of the most popular tools for getting an effective workout at home in a relatively enjoyable way. These bikes have come a long way, though, since the traditional basic bike of years ago. Today there is a wide variety of bikes of all types and sizes, with many different options and features available. To help make your quest to find the perfect bike a bit easier, we’ve selected a few of the best exercise bikes we have available. Spirit XBR55: one of our most affordable recumbent bikes, this model still offers everything you need to get a great workout. The 20 levels of…
  • Most Popular Exercise Equipment for Your Home

    Bob
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Exercise equipment is a fundamental element of an effective workout regimen for many people. There is a seemingly endless assortment of equipment of all types, sizes and price ranges from which you can choose. While this is a good thing because it offers something for everyone—and allows you to constantly switch up your routine by adding new pieces of equipment—it can also be intimidating because there are so many available options. If you are just at the initial stages of starting to consider a home fitness equipment purchases, it may be helpful to start by thinking about the general…
 
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    Yoga - 42Yogis

  • How yoga can make you a better bicyclist

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Most people wouldn't automatically make a connection between practicing yoga and riding a bicycle. After all, riding a bike is something you do zooming through the great outdoors. Yoga, on the other hand, is usually done inside in a single room, and although you may be stretching your mental and physical abilities, you are hardly hurtling through space. Yet, believe it or not, there are real benefits of yoga for biking enthusiasts. Enhanced Strength and Endurance One of the best ways to improve your overall physical strength is through yoga, because the practice of yoga helps to develop every…
  • How to teach yoga more effectively

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:09 pm
    It's no secret that yoga teachers continuously increase their knowledge and understanding as life-long learners. Yoga and teaching yoga cover subject matters ranging from philosophy to techniques. It takes many years of teaching to refine one's practice and make any changes last. It could take as many as ten years for new strategies to become the norm in some settings! And it can be a lonely road. In my early days of teaching some 16 years ago, a few of us yoga teachers in Hamilton wanted to support each other. We decided to meet from time to time and did just that... for a brief period.
  • Yoga helps war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Camp Adder soldiers hit the mats in Iraq. The National Guard/flickr It’s no secret that yoga can aid mental well-being. What is more, it can help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research. Some of the most damaging consequences of seeing combat can happen in the mind. Of the 2.3m American veterans who returned from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, up to 20% go on to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point. In a report published by the US Department of Veterans Affairs at least 22 American veterans take their lives every day. The…
  • Learn how to teach yoga students

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Over the past decade, yoga has emerged as one of the most popular forms of exercise. Going beyond a regular exercise program, yoga is a great way to learn meditation, relaxation and peace of mind. With so many yoga programs available, it can be difficult to make sure that your yoga studio stands out from the competition. The following guide provides effective tips on how to teach yoga students. When teaching yoga students, it's important to create a calm, relaxing environment. Excessive noise and distractions should be minimized. If a yoga studio is located next to a noisy road, coffee shop…
  • Is yoga a sport?

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    As you probably guessed, I love yoga. Yoga was the answer to many of my health problems. Yoga is a great way to improve flexibility and balance; it's a great way to train one's mind and body simultaneously. The things yogis are capable of doing are awe inspiring, and some of the most athletic people I know are yoga practitioners. But is yoga a sport? This is something I've often wondered, but I have never had an answer. "It really depends on how you define it; I think yoga can be a very athletic practice," Tiffany Cruikshank told me. Tiffanyis an international yoga teacher, author, and…
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    CFS Fitness Vacations & Weight Loss Camp Blog

  • The Newest Foe: Fat Blindness

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

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

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

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

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

  • Treadmills Suck!

    roundroots
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Today was overcast and it was raining when I got out of work, so I thought I would try running on the treadmill to see if might be a possibility for training this winter. I tried, I really did. I ran for a little over a mile and then just couldn’t bear it. I even tried changing the incline and running faster to get it over with. It was so not fun. Never again. Luckily I got home and there was a little break in the clouds so I put my shoes back on, grabbed Shea and took off for a run around the greenbelt outside my house. Only 1.4 miles but I had to do something to get that awful…
  • Whew! Now That Was Some Hill Training.

    roundroots
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Shea hanging out in the Aspens Today was a long run day! Matt and I have been wanting to run together because our schedules have been so off lately. So we were trying to decide where to run and he wanted to run somewhere on Ute Pass and I said no because it was too much vert (about 2500ft) So I suggested running up Tenderfoot Mountain from Keystone because I have always wanted to go up there. He agreed. We started from Keystone on a trail called the Incline trail. It is super mellow, awesome switchbacks that aren’t very steep at all. The views of Keystone just keep getting better as…
  • Dillon Peninsula Run

    roundroots
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Overlook with Frisco and Peaks 1 and 2 off in the distance. Today I ran 4 miles on the Dillon Peninsula. Although it looks like Fall outside, it feels like July. I had to run in my sports bra the last 2 miles because I was so hot. Probably didn’t help that I was wearing a black shirt but its one of my favorite running shirts! I felt really great on my run. Ran up the Meadow Loop Trail on the spur to the Summerwood neighborhood because the loop was closed for maintenance apparently. Then I ran back to the Ridge Trail junction and went up the hill. The heat was rough but its not that big…
  • Lunch run to Lower Boulder Lake, Silverthorne, CO

    roundroots
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Lower Boulder Lake I had a random day off from work on a Tuesday before going back to work for 7 days straight ugh! So I figured I better get a scenic run in while I had more time. I drove north of Silverthorne to Rock Creek Rd, which is a dirt road (high clearance recommended) into the drainage. My xc90 does pretty well, except that one spot at the end where I totally scraped the bottom of my car, whoops! Anyways, once you make it up to the trailhead of Rock Creek, you follow the trail about 0.5 mile to the junction of Rock Creek Trail and the Gore Range Trail. Take a right on the Gore…
  • Radical Remission by Kelly Turner, Book Review

    roundroots
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    This book is such a gem! Kelly is doing what I have dreamed about doing since I was diagnosed. Only she has a PhD so its much more appropriate for her! This book is one of the most inspiring that I have read about cancer. There is nothing like reading true stories about cancer patients who have healed their cancer and are still alive 20 years later to tell you about it. I love that she decided to study and research radical remissions. Doctors have been ignoring it for far too long.   The book has 9 chapters/9 healing factors. In each chapter she discusses a few cases of cancer survivors…
 
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  • Should You Use Protein Powder?

    Admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Should You Use Protein Powder? Is Protein Powder Necessary? Protein is essential to your body. Nowadays, when you are doing fitness or exercise workouts, it is necessary in order for you to strengthen your muscles. Many supplement companies came up with a variety of powder for shakes. But, is it really important to consume these supplements? What is protein powder? It was derived from whey protein. This whey protein could come from the cow’s milk. The milk is made up of about 80 per cent whey protein and 20 per cent casein. Benefits of Using Protein Powder These are some of the benefits of…
  • Post Workout Shakes Before Cardio: The Benefits

    Admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Benefits of a post workout shake before and after Cardio Whey protein shakes were commonly used by many bodybuilders and athletes in gyms. Athletes and bodybuilders need more protein intake in order to rebuild their muscles’ strength. Healthy adults need 45 or 56 grams of protein in order to meet their body’s protein needs. You can find that many of the protein powders can be purchased with a variety of flavors nowadays. They can come in vanilla, strawberry, cherry or chocolate flavors. Nutrition and fitness professionals said that protein powder, when used as a post workout drink can…
  • Is Whey Protein Bad For You?

    Admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Is Whey Protein Bad For You? Benefits of Whey Protein Online markets offer many varieties of supplements nowadays. When you go to a gym, you can hear some of the bodybuilders and gym members’ talk about what shakes they drank before their workouts. Whey protein gained fast popularity because many companies manufactured it as supplements. But is it really good for your body? What is Whey Protein? It is a milk product. It can be found in cow’s milk and it is water-soluble. It means that the body can absorb it easily. At the State University of New York in Buffalo, the associate professor in…
  • How To Use Protein Powder

    Admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    How To Use Protein Powder About Protein Powder Nowadays, protein is a convenient food for bodybuilders and gym goers. It can be found in whole foods like burgers, eggs, steaks, peanuts, almonds, fish, and chicken. However, these foods contain a lot of fat and cholesterol. They also took time to prepare, and you also need to clean up afterwards. When you need these food every time you are going to the gym, and consume them 4 times a day, it gets way too expensive and it’s not practical. That’s why some people buy this milk product. It does not only help in replenishing the amino acids in…
  • Homemade Pre-workout Drink

    Admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:13 pm
     Homemade Pre-workout Drink Pre workout drinks or shakes could give you a boost when you will be doing 20 breathing squats. They can push you through cardio exercises, it can act as a pain killer, and they can supply nutrients in your body. But these shakes are so expensive that it is practical to make them at home. Advantages of a Homemade Workout Drink Companies generally want their manufacturing cost to be cheap. Therefore, they use cheap ingredients and fillers. Some of them even lack expensive ingredients and therefore, they are not very effective. It is better to buy the ingredients…
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    Pancake Warriors

  • Beginner Series: Building The Ultimate Home Gym

    Sam
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Building your own home gym doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. We aren’t talking about 95 easy payments of 100 dollars for a bowflex here. With a few purchases you can have everything you need to start working out in the comfort of your own home. The aim for the Beginner Series is to introduce the basics of working out, and a home gym is a critical part of starting out!...The post Beginner Series: Building The Ultimate Home Gym appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken and Link Love

    Dave
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    I love Chinese food and when I say Chinese food, I mean Americanized Chinese food. I still remember when I was younger and my Dad was out of town, my Mom and I would always treat ourselves to Chinese. My Dad didn’t care much for Chinese food so it was a perfect time to indulge ourselves. We’d always order way to much food so we’d have leftovers. The one thing we’d always...The post Sweet and Sour Chicken and Link Love appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • SPIN and Throwback Playlist

    Sam
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Happy Saturday y’all! I taught spin this morning, and Dave decided he wanted to come try the class! I was so surprised that he wanted to come, since the last time he was on a bike was at the beach, and he vowed that bike riding wasn’t for him! Oh man I miss the beach! I was so excited to have him come to class with me, as he normally...The post SPIN and Throwback Playlist appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Fitness Friday #3 – Motivation

    Sam
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Happy Friday to all you gorgeous people in the world!  I hope your day flies by (until about 4:59) then I hope you can slow down and enjoy the weekend! Today is our Fitness Friday Linkup so please linkup with us! Get more information and the button on our Fitness Friday page! I have to say I’m really excited about the potential of running a half marathon again.  I love...The post Fitness Friday #3 – Motivation appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • So I Wanna Run a Half Marathon – Any Advice???

    Sam
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    So I’ve been contemplating running a half marathon a lot lately.  Call it the fall air?  I don’t know but I have the urge to sign up for this half marathon in December: So the question is, do I wanna run a half marathon?  Well the answer to that is maybe? I want the answer to be yes so bad.  It’s been almost a year since I did my first...The post So I Wanna Run a Half Marathon – Any Advice??? appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
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  • The power of a refeed

    Lucy
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:39 am
    As I’m getting closer to my competition, and hence the end of prep my coach has been giving me refeed days. This is when my calorie intake increases by 20-50% in the midst of my shredding phase. For the first 9 weeks of prep I was eating 100-150g protein per meal, 5-6 times a day. My calories were somewhere between 1800 and 2000 per day to keep me fuelled for all the training I was doing – weights and cardio. My diet has been mostly low carb as it works the best around my work schedule, and I was surprised by how easy it was to get by without eating carbs with every meal. I had no idea…
  • Triathlon training on a low carbohydrate diet

    Charlotte Durand
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:41 am
    Whether you’re new to triathlon or an elite athlete, nutrition is key to maximising performance Do we really need carbohydrates to fuel long distance training? As far as triathletes go, I definitely still consider myself a newbie, having only competed in 4 or 5 races. I have a background in running (my favourite leg) and the rest is a work in progress. As a Med student I am a keen seeker of knowledge, and it has always been my goal to have as much of it under my belt as possible heading into each event. At the beginning of this year I decided to stop fluffing around and to commit to…
  • Backbending with Love

    Meric Ekren
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    The subject of Backbending and Love may seem unrelated to most people. When Muuve asked me to join their writer’s team, my intuition inspired me to explore the connection between the two and consider Bending of the back not just as a movement but as a form of expansion and artistic expression of our heart space. In our psychical practice of Yoga, backbends can be some of the most resistant movements. The word “Backbending” can be associated with discomfort and pain. Bending backward is not a natural movement to our system. It requires greater flexibility in the spine plus the…
  • Yoga Teacher Training

    Jaime
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    So, there you are. You’ve just finished class and the yoga instructor is announcing that there is a 200-hour level training coming up. You say to yourself that you don’t want to be a yoga teacher and you rush off to your next errand. A few months down the road, you’re still at the same studio and you hear the same general announcement. This time, you become intrigued. You’ve seen how happy and positive these teachers are. You know most of them have jobs outside of the studio, just like you. Maybe you should attend training.   No one person has the same experience from…
  • Strip Down and Stand Up

    Becca Pati
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    I’m naked – standing in front of my bathroom mirror, wearing nothing but clear lip gloss. What a strange thing to be doing, but it’s necessary. Whispering, I declare: “I like what I see reflecting back at me.” But it wasn’t always this way. I’ve dealt with many body issues from the time I was in my early teens to… well… at times, even now. However lately, I’ve been able to laugh at my monkey arms, gangly legs, short torso and hairs that grow in the most awkward places (thank you Indo-Fijian father). But in this moment, it’s not about the shape of my body I’m concerned…
 
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    Coach David

  • Aprenda Treinar Certo Pra Perder Gordura no Abdômen

    Coach David
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Aprenda Treinar Certo Pra Perder Gordura no Abdômen by Coach David Aprenda Um Treino Poderoso Pra Perder Gordura Abdominal Bom como todos vocês já sabem, não existe receita de bolo. Mais na minha metodologia de treino, eu garanto que tem sempre como otimizar e melhorar o desempenho físico nos treinos de (condicionamento físico, força, resistência, circuito, aeróbio, e […] Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor,…
  • Video – Treino de Ombro – Elevação Frontal

    Coach David
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Video – Treino de Ombro – Elevação Frontal by Coach David Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | The post Video – Treino de Ombro – Elevação Frontal appeared first on Coach David.
  • Video – Treino de Tríceps Testa Unilateral

    Coach David
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Video – Treino de Tríceps Testa Unilateral by Coach David Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | The post Video – Treino de Tríceps Testa Unilateral appeared first on Coach David.
  • Video – Stiff Leg Com Halteres – Treino Posterior

    Coach David
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Video – Stiff Leg Com Halteres – Treino Posterior by Coach David Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | The post Video – Stiff Leg Com Halteres – Treino Posterior appeared first on Coach David.
  • Video Leg 80 Graus – Treino de Pernas

    Coach David
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Video Leg 80 Graus – Treino de Pernas by Coach David Author information Coach David Eu adoro ajudar os outros a descobrir seu verdadeiro valor,. A minha principal motivação da minha vida é a paixão em ver brotar a grandeza interior das pessoas ao meu redor, exteriorizar o melhor delas, e auxiliá-las a atingir seus objetivos, colocando em pratica os desejos que já estão dentro delas. Coach David on Google+ | LinkedIn | YouTube | Pinterest | The post Video Leg 80 Graus – Treino de Pernas appeared first on Coach David.
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    Splendid Hub | Best health and fitness tips

  • How To Do Off-Page SEO

    Aqeeq Rehman
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Off-Page Optimization: Off-site optimization is that type of optimization which is contrast with On-page’s techniques and depends on Link popularity and page rank of a website. For this you don’t need  to have any experience of coding because, its features are not managed and control by you (webmaster) or coding of website. Off-page optimization is the key point or major factor of search engine of optimization. For this technique we need a back link to our website and hard work is necessary on the daily basis work. It increases and maximize the website’s performance…
  • Weight Loss Tips for men and women

    splendid
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
       How to lose weight, a big question …!! Concerned about weight loss ? At this point, you most likely need weight loss tips . This article is going to give you some tips about how to lose weight, following them you can lose weight in much better and civilized way. You must be trying to cut off your diets so that you may reduce your calories. For weight loss, you have to do a lot of work. Sudden weight loss is very dangerous for health, as out body cannot bear this change. So this all takes place at a very gradual and slow rate. Weight loss exercise followed with the weight…
  • Workout plan and tips to build biceps

    splendid
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:36 pm
    If you want that you should look strong and fit in the society then you got to build biceps. We will be discussing how to build biceps in days. On the other hand, else than showing you bicep muscles, it gives you and advantage of doing heavy jobs very easily that may include lifting some heavy items, pushing something to its place without doing a lot of work. Let’s learn how to build biceps or arm mass.   Build Biceps Workout Tips: If you want to gain muscles then you should follow a proper routine. Routine There is one misconception that working out daily will build the muscles…
  • Body weight Exercises and its Benefits

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    24 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
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  • The Best Bicep Exercises For Mass & Strength

    splendid
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    The post The Best Bicep Exercises For Mass & Strength appeared first on Splendid Hub | Best health and fitness tips.
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  • Stationary Bike Workouts for Weight Loss

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

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

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

    GymSanta
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Treadmills are great for burning calories and building your stamina. However, it’s important to use them in a safe and correct way. Otherwise, your workouts will be ineffective and you risk getting injured. If you are unsure how to go about it, let me explain the basics on how to use a treadmill. Before Getting […]
  • 7 Best Treadmill Brands in the World

    GymSanta
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:49 pm
    There are many treadmill brands on the market. Some of them good. Some of them bad. And then there are the best. These treadmills are the ones you want to spend your hard-earned money on. So, which are they? Well, according to the infinite wisdom of old GymSanta, and without any particular order, these are […]
 
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    Sustainable Exercise

  • Exercise of the Week: Band Bent Over Row

    Erin Haske
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Resistance bands or superbands are a really great tool for any home gym or travel exercise program. Obviously not an exact replacement for traditional barbells or dumbbells, but pretty close in terms of the work that your body will do. The biggest difference in working with bands is that the resistance actually varies based on […]
  • Food Fridays: Eat The Rainbow

    Erin Haske
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    How many colors did you eat today? I love the way Precision Nutrition (PN) advocates simple, straightforward food habits. Keep them in mind when you are filling up, and you’ll look better, feel better… and be better (literally – your health will improve). Fruits and veggies play a huge role in this. They come in […]
  • Know Your Body: Your IT Band

    Erin Haske
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    People love to hate the IT Band. This remarkable length of connective tissue  (also called fascia) is best known for the problems it can cause, primarily with runners and cyclists. With high volumes of exercise, it can be prone to overuse injury leading to pain on the outside of the knee. The IT band – […]
  • Hot or Cold: Recovering Quickly The Right Way

    Erin Haske
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    The use of heat and cold therapies like ice packs or hot water bottles is a common thing when you are active or starting a new exercise routine. Between the two, you can aid your recovery from exercise, help decrease muscle and connective tissue tension, and speed injury healing. But which one should you use, […]
  • Exercise of the Week: Kneeling Adductor Mobilizations

    Erin Haske
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    It seems that we hardly ever spare a thought for the muscles of our inner thighs. In our general defense, these muscles can be easy to overlook. Visually, our adductors blend right in with our quadriceps at the front of the thigh, and our hamstrings at the back (unless we have 4% body fat – […]
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    Joe to Pro Athlete

  • Bridging Stretch

    jpascale
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    Anyone with a desk job knows that lots of daily sitting can cause back pain.  Hunching over a desk and computer all day leaves many with tight abs and shortened hip flexors.  Prevent back pain now by training for good posture! Bridging is a great way to stretch out the tight muscles on the front of your body, including your abs and hip flexors.  It takes some strength, but think of the shoulder workout as an added bonus. Become A Member today for custom training from a JTP coach.  Online training that gets results.       The post Bridging Stretch appeared first on Joe to…
  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” -Willie Nelson It’s true.  These words of wisdom can apply to any part of life, but let’s talk fitness: Once you set your mind to your goals, and focus on them proactively, results won’t be far behind.  Stop blaming your genetics and saying, “I can’t lose weight.”  Replace those negative limitations that you’re placing on yourself with anticipation for the exciting change that’s about to happen!  Imagine how great it’s going to feel to reach your fitness goals!  Then…
  • Is Jogging Bad?

    jpascale
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    It seems to me that jogging is nothing more than running slowly.  How is it that such a simple thing has become the topic of so much debate in the worlds of fitness and sports?  Some coaches and trainers would have you believe that running a mile or more is sacrilegious.  They’d tell you that running will make you fat and slow.  Others swear by long runs as the only way to get in “cardio” shape.  So who’s right? First, let’s talk anti-jogging.  It’s true that jogging isn’t a very effective method for fat loss.  Actually, running long distances trains your body to store…
  • TRX “Y”

    jpascale
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    Try this movement to compensate for all of the pressing in your workouts, and avoid injury.  You’ll also prevent posture problems and allow your body to reach higher strength potential.   Become A Member today for your own custom training programs from a JTP coach.  Train like an athlete and develop the body of your dreams.   The post TRX “Y” appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Weekly Quote:

    jpascale
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    “If you love life, you will not waste time; for time is what life is made of.” -Bruce Lee   I think about this quote whenever I’m tempted to “kill some time”.  When I remember how valuable time is, I usually decide that it’s not something I want to waste!   Speaking of wasting time, have you signed up for your JTP membership yet?  Don’t waste another minute.  Join today for online personal training from industry elite professionals.  Make the most of your time, and develop the body of your favorite athlete! The post Weekly Quote:…
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric's Fitness Blog

  • How To Make  Cardio Fun!!

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    The Inside Scoop         Almost everyone aside from the professional sumo wrestler or an NFL lineman wants to be lean. People want to get cut up to show off their muscles and the definition they have acquired from their hard work in the gym. It's well known that performing cardiovascular taxing exercises (cardio) burns a lot of calories and can help people to shed excess fat. Unfortunately, cardio can be very boring along with the fact that it's not the most pleasant feeling in the word when it's hard to breath. It's with this in mind that I am writing this…
  • Make Shoulder Pain a Thing of the Past!

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
        Many people, from the Olympic gold medalist to the average person training in the gym complain about shoulder pain when doing certain exercises. Shoulder pain can manifest itself in many different ways and can wreck havoc on anyone trying to follow a specific training regimen or routine in the gym. Unfortunately, for anyone trying to look up on the internet how to fix a shoulder problem, you will either get bombarded with complex shoulder prehab/rehab programs that need expensive equipment and talk in a language almost no one can understand or you will find 100's of…
  • Make YOUR Training a HABIT! 7 Steps to Breed Success

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
        Being a person that has spent a significant amount of time the last 10 years in a weight room, I have come to realize that there is one GIANT reason why people tend forget about getting in the gym and continue to allow time to pass by and age to catch up with them. The reason why most people forget about exercising is that they don't make it a HABITIt just isn't part of their daily ritual. And people can get away with that...For a while. But sooner or later, it catches up with them. Good news! There are easy ways to make exercise a part of your daily activities. Take the…
  • My Exercise History and Future Goals

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
        I love exercise! I love everything from feeling the burn of a tough set, gasping for air after a long sprint, and the unsteady journey back to my car after a good leg workout! I love working out. It is my passion, and so is helping other people accomplish their training goals as well. I knew back in 7th grade while reading Fitness Magazine that I wanted to help others achieve their fitness ambitions.     In High School I was obsessive about working out. In the summers I would destroy my body with all types of plyometric movements and leg strengthening…
  • Welcome! 

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Author    Eric has dedicated himself to helping others achieve their health, fitness, and athletic goals! He has the knowledge and experience to help YOU succeed in whatever you set YOUR mind to.     Welcome to the Eric Hardek Fitness blog. if you have found this page it is clear that you are actively seeking knowledge and guidance towards a healthier and higher quality of life. Through this blog I will regularly share my own health, fitness, and athletic performance advice. Please feel free to leave questions and comments! Look forward to updates on how to begin…
 
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    Fitness Authority Online

  • Home Remedies to Lose Belly Fat

    John
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    There are some instances when people have already gotten thinner but they cannot seem to get rid of their belly fat. This is considered to be normal because it can be a bit hard to get rid of the excess fat in that area. A lot of people usually consider this as one of their big issues and who wouldn’t especially in summer time wherein people would want to flaunt their bodies at the beach? Some would just like to have the body that they have always wanted and they know that it will not be possible with a bulging tummy.Home Remedies to Lose Belly FatThere are some people who become too…
  • Why do You Have Pain under the Right Rib Cage

    John
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    There are instances when people experience different types of pain all over the body. There are times when the pain that is experienced is under the rib cage. There are some people who experience this often because of different conditions but there are also some who experience this because of an injury. If you are also experiencing pain under the right rib cage, what you should do is gauge how serious the pain is and consult your doctor immediately.Causes of Pain under the Right Rib CagePain under the Right Rib CageAs mentioned earlier, there are various possible causes for experiencing pain…
  • How Many Squats A Day Should I Do?

    John
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    A lot of people are very much confused with the various exercises that they would have to do because they are not sure what their real purpose is. For instance, people who know that they should lose weight can then start looking for weight loss exercises while those who know that they would like to tone up can also do certain exercises in order to build muscles on different parts of their bodies.If in case you are more into losing weight, what do you think are the exercises that you should do in order to make the weight loss effective? There are some people who feel that what they can do is…
  • Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

    John
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    It is likely that the main reason why you are looking at this page right now is because you have already tried other diet regimens that did not seem to work no matter how hard you tried to follow the instructions that were given to you. There are some people who like to focus on exercising but while this may work, it is also crucial for people to pay attention to what they eat because this can affect their bodies further.What if you would be told that you may have some ingredients right at your own kitchen that can help you lose weight every single day? Will you be glad to know what those…
  • How Many Calories Do Jumping Jacks Burn

    John
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    A lot of people all over the world today would like to lose what they say are their extra weight. It is inevitable that people are gaining weight probably because of the recent changes in the way that people live. People’s lifestyles are much fast paced than it was in the past. Technology is also making it way easier for people to do the things that they were not able to do without hard work way back.While there are easy things that people can do to lose weight such as drink slimming pills and teas or to undergo several treatments that can help reduce the weight that they have gained,…
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  • MusclePharm launches CocoProtein Sports Drink. Another Industry Gimmic?

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

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

    FM Contributor
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:19 am
    You and I are both striving to be great. Week after week we pull in hours upon hours at the gym. Sometimes this grind get’s on us, so we need to look for some inspiration. We’ve got you covered. Read below to go through 37 awesome gym, training and life quotes pulled from all around the web. 1. “Fortunately, there is a solution, and it’s not performing multiple sets of whatever cable Kegel exercise is being pushed as “The Answer.” Just a little hard, smart, basic work.” – Jim Wendler 2. “When they get a 50-inch waist and a gorilla butt, it’s…
  • No BS Guide To Choosing The Best Protein Powder

    FM Contributor
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:48 am
    Okay, so you’re starting your ‘fitness’ journey and your friend/PT/mum has told you to grab some protein. Your now furiously searching Google asking it, What the hell is protein?! Protein is simply the building blocks required to repair and grow muscle-skeletal tissue. Easy, simple and not that complicated. Okay, well why do you need it? When you’re training hard (which you should be) muscle tissue will breakdown. More so if you’re focused on hard style training such as progressive resistance training. Well I train super hard. Where does protein come from?
  • 102 Motivational Image Collection

    FM Contributor
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
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  • Exercise routine at home

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    Exercise routine at homeExercise routine at home that will allow us to tone and burn fat remaining in a practical way, just spend a few minutes daily training.For those who do not have a gym nearby or just do not want to leave home to train, this may be a good example to follow and improve the physical form of practical and economical way. Just do require perseverance and effort each time to devote to the routine of his life at least 3 times a week.Warming Makes about 10 minutes of running in place, lifting alternating knees to chest and heels toward your buttocks. You can rest in between a…
  • back muscle exercises

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:09 am
    back muscle exercisesback muscle exercises. Here you'll find a wide variety of different types of fitness exercises for the back, from using machines, free weights to use your own body weight. These are basic exercises to develop. A great and strong back part You can back workout every other exercises choose the variety and to avoid habituation. You can also develop the muscle more complete through varied taxingBack exercises not only ensure good body proportions, but also give you that "bodybuilding" figure making you look great looks. Your back muscles are not only wide lats or to have a…
  • info on carbohydrates

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
     Info on carbohydratesInfo on carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are important for the body because they provide energy. At least half of the energy used comes from carbohydrates. Another source of energy is fat. The body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose, a substance that is essential for the functioning of the brains, muscles and glands. Through the blood glucose is transported to all parts of the body.  You feel it immediately if you have a deficiency of carbohydrates: you become dizzy and lethargic. You can also become sick and no longer serve a purpose to move. You can also…
  • Carbohydrates are not fattening

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
     Carbohydrates are not fatteningCarbohydrates are not fattening. Carbohydrates are an important energy source for the human body. In a normal carbohydrates fattening? Dutch diet carbohydrates provide 40% to 70% of daily energy, the rest is made up of fats and proteins. Carbohydrates consist of digestible starches and sugars) and indigestible carbohydrates (dietary fiber), there are also important vitamins and minerals in carbohydrates.Carbohydrate diet Nowadays there are many low-carb diets, however, carbohydrates themselves are not fattening. When the energy intake is equal to the total…
  • Tips on eating before and after exercise

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
     Tips on eating before and after exerciseTips on eating before and after exercise. For whatever purpose you exercise: lose weight or muscle grow, you should always plan well when you eat. It is also important which foods you choose to eat when you exercise. Energy you have after your breakfast and you have after working out well and quickly replenish energy by eating.Try not to go exercise. An empty stomach It is a myth that in your stomach before exercise burns more fat without eating. You can not expect your body that you can exercise your body as fuel received during the hours you…
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