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  • The 4 Dumbest Forms of Cardio

    T-Nation Articles
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The four most joint-destroying types of cardio, plus four safer alternatives that burn fat faster.
  • Running for exercise 'slows the aging process'


    Sports Medicine / Fitness News From Medical News Today
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    According to a new study, running regularly in older age 'slows down the aging process,' allowing easier movement and improving quality of living.
  • The Hormone Cycle and Female Lifters

    T-Nation Articles
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    If women understand their hormone cycles, they can plan their workouts to get stronger and lose more fat. Here's how.
  • Savory Waffle Eggs Benedict

    FITaspire
    Heather Blackmon
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Breakfast is fun. Especially on the weekend, when I wake of dreaming of something delicious. This weekend, I woke up dreaming of eggs benedict. But we were completely out of bread and it was cold outside! Although I love the beautiful snow, I wasn’t ready to head out into it first thing in the morning. I remembered I had plenty of Kodiak Powercakes mix in the pantry, which led to this creative take on eggs benedict. I made the waffles and Kirk made the rest, so these came together much quicker than you’d think! This is a great recipe to work together with a partner and enjoy…
  • Exercise regimens offer little benefit for one in five people with type 2 diabetes

    Fitness News -- ScienceDaily
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    As many as one in five people with Type 2 diabetes do not see any improvement in blood sugar management when they engage in a supervised exercise regimen, according to a new scientific review.
 
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    Bodybuilding.com Articles

  • 7 Ways To Force Muscle Growth

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Training for strength requires determination, but you also need a sound strategy. Break through lifting plateaus with these 7 variations on the principle of overload.
  • Women's Workout Plan: How Ashley Hoffmann Trains For Strength

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Hey ladies! It's time to put some solid muscle on your body and get stronger. Here's how Ashley Hoffmann trains to build muscle and strength for a fantastic physique!
  • 8 Holiday Fitness Tips

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Don't let the holidays derail your gains. Make time for friends, family, AND fitness with these tips!
  • Jennifer Dawn's 7 Laws Of The Fit Life

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    When you inevitably encounter obstacles, you must be trained to overcome them. Abide by Jennifer Dawn's 7 Laws of the Fit Life!
  • How To Press 200 Pounds Overhead

    20 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Somewhere along the line, you stopped believing that you could push heavy weights over your head. It's time to rebuild your strict press and aim for the skies!
 
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    CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness

  • Saturday 141122

    22 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Rest Day Blue Cooler Throwdown at CrossFit Berzerk. A Look Inside Brickwall CrossFit - [video] The Caregiver, by Eliot Rausch.
  • Friday 141121

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    3 rounds for time of: 50 GHD sit-ups 25 strict handstand push-ups Post time to comments. Jose Estrada. Seeing sound movement mechanics with E.C. Synkowski - [video]
  • Thursday 141120

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Overhead squat 3-3-3-3-3 reps Post loads to comments. Compare to 130311. Randy Richardson. "ATM Fraud" - CrossFit Journal [article] Announcing the CrossFit affiliate video contest. US$10,000 grand prize plus free affiliation for five notable mentions.
  • Wednesday 141119

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    3 rounds for time of: 50 hip extensions 25 strict pull-ups Post time to comments. "Scaling triple-unders to vertical jump with a broken wrist." - Henry Brown Hip extension in the push jerk with Doug Zakaras - [video]
  • Tuesday 141118

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Rest Day Simon Adrian, Queensland, Australia. "Fit to Teach Episode 3: I Heart Burpees" - CrossFit Journal [video] U.S. Women's Chess Champion Jennifer Shahade and International Chess Master Greg Shahade mix CrossFit and chess.
 
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    Carla Birnberg

  • Walking a half-marathon (guest post).

    Carla
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    I have run over a dozen half marathons in the last 5 years. I’ve written about a lot of them in my blog,  Running For My Life, and annoyed my friends with the constant tales from my training and from the races themselves. I’ve encouraged many to become runners and by others been told that if I bring up the running thing one more time they’re disowning me. But one time, I did something in a half that I’d never done before. I WALKED the whole thing. It wasn’t because I wasn’t trained – I was and could have easily done the distance but my friend, Sara, had an IT band that was…
  • Does this go in my container?

    Carla
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    ATX to OAK and BACK AGAIN? Two years ago I ransacked our house and decluttered. Top to bottom. Broken Barbies were smuggled out in the dark of night (hell hath no fury like a seven year old whose fractured toys are tossed away). Kitchen gadgets Id “hoped” to learn to use, but which were still encased in boxes were re-homed. Clothing Id held onto since the *last* time it was in style (hello prairie blouses!) was donated (and, I’m confident, later purchased for Halloween costumes). I created a six pronged approach and emptied the house of unnecessary stuff. pink shoes+plastic…
  • I’m POPCORNing!

    Carla
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Disclaimer: I find it unlikely I coined this term for stance-switching, but when I google searched I fell down the rabbit guinea-pig hole reading how the term is used to describe the g-pig’s social (?) behavior. I found no reference to my aching back solution. My back is KILLING ME. It has been for 18 months (see? I may practice defensive pessimism but I’m not a complainer!). I feel fine when I’m moving. I doesn’t hurt during “normal play” (Ive not trampolined lately for this reason). Walking The Chairman I rarely notice it—-unless he gets excited and…
  • Don’t push yourself! (guest post)

    Carla
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Push past your limits. Don’t quit. You can do more than you think you can. When you want to stop, that’s when you work harder. Keep going no matter what. Do more than you did yesterday. Pretty common mantras floating around the fitness world, eh? You can’t go on Pinterest, browse through Instagram, or follow a fitness associated Twitter account without seeing things like this on a daily basis. For most people these things are encouraging…even motivational! For me though, I’ve come to realize the importance of NOT pushing myself. Let me fill you in on my typical…
  • It’s TETHERBALL time!

    Carla
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    I shall let you in on my dirty little secret. A secret which becomes pretty readily apparent if you spend any time with me on ANY athletic endeavor. I’m completely, wholly and utterly uncoordinated. There’s a reason I LOVE THE IRON as there’s never a ball or birdie or ANYTHING flying at my face & requiring me to lob it back. I shall let you in on another dirty little secret. As much as I’m all YAY YAY RAH RAH!! WE PLAYout NOT WORKOUT!! GO TEAM MISFIT-FUN!! I’m a consistent no when it comes to playing tether-ball. A consistent fear based, smacked in face by…
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    Trainer Andrei

  • 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Personal Trainers – 2014 Edition

    Trainer Andrei
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    This is my third year of writing a blog post on Christmas gift ideas for personal trainers. If you’d like to see what I recommended previously check out this post from 2012 and one from last year. HIIT and Interval Timers Making a return this year are interval timers. High Intensity Interval Training is still popular because of it’s effectiveness so a good timer helps keep pace with a workout. The two I’d highly recommend are Gymboss, which attaches to a belt like a pager or an app SecondsPro that needs a smartphone.  SecondsPro is my referred app when I work with clients.
  • How to Become a Morning Person

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

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

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

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

  • At Times in our Lives We're All Golden Retrievers

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's Funny Friday video features a golden retriever that I can greatly empathize with.Have a great weekend!        Related StoriesAwesome Daddy Toddler Dance BattleZe Frank's Sad Cat DiaryIf Only We Found Pumpkins To Be This Delicious 
  • More Depressing News on School Based PE and Kids

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    The "Activity Stat" hypothesis suggests that kids are pre-programmed to get a certain amount of exercise each day. If they're more active during their school day they'll be less active after it's done. The theory was first described in England back in 2011 when objectively measured activity (via accelerometers) from children attending 3 schools with widely varying amounts of prescribed PE, was shown to be roughly equivalent. Well a few weeks ago, these findings were confirmed in Denmark where researchers compared the objectively measured activity of children in "sport schools" and regular…
  • Thanks to #Movember, Here's Me Channelling My Best Freddie Mercury

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Winter 1996, 2nd Issue, The AuricleThe year was 1996. We were in 2nd year medical school at the University of Toronto and one of us, I can't remember which, came up with the bright idea of having a "Cheesy Moustache Competition" with the proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. 40 or so of us in first and second year participated and I still have the photographic proof. I placed 2nd in the competition (my friend Tony won) dressed in tight leather pants and a black mesh t-shirt, and I promised that were I to hit $3,000 in my Movember fundraising, that I'd post a pic in celebration.
  • How to Get a Black Belt in Healthy Living

    18 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Find a healthy living dojo (virtual, paper, person, or peer) with a sensei you trust. Go to as many classes as you can fit into your life. Start with the basics. Practice, practice, practice. Oh, and you're going to fall down a lot, that's inevitable. Getting back up again, that's one of the most important skills to cultivate. Black belts aren't things you can get in a hurry. Just because you can picture what a jumping spinning hook kick looks like, the odds of you being able to do one because you can see it in your mind's eye are pretty low. Skill building doesn't work that way. So maybe cut…
  • The End of the Awful Food Frequency Questionnaire is Nigh

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Let's hope. In case you aren't aware, a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) is the most commonly used method of tracking an individual's diet. Oftentimes decades worth of observational studies are generated from one or two FFQs administered at their starts. The problem is, whether consciously or unconsciously, we tend to forget our portions and choices and so FFQs are fraught with error. What we need is a means to track that takes forgetting (and perhaps guilt) out of the picture. Enter the "Automatic Ingestion Monitor" (AIM). The AIM is pretty simple. It fits over a user's ear and by means of…
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    Amelia Phillips

  • Science Says We Must Cuddle More

    Amelia Phillips
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Spooning with your partner isn’t just good for your relationship, but it also says a lot about your personality, as per this new study. A professor of psychology at England’s University of Hertfordshire, Richard Wiseman, conducted a study with 1,000 people to describe their preferred sleeping position, as well as rate their personality and the quality of their relationship. It was found that the most popular sleep position (42% of couples) was sleeping back-to-back, followed by 31% who face the same direction when they sleep, and only a mere 4% snooze while facing one another.
  • Home Detoxification Series: The Kitchen

    Amelia Phillips
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Each day we are exposed to many chemicals, heavy metals and environmental toxins which can upset our hormones, gut health, and natural detoxification mechanisms. Examining your home is a great place to start, to ensure you are not exacerbating the problems unknowingly. Everything from your toothpaste to you window cleaner is a potential culprit and in this four part series, we teach you how to detoxify your entire home, simply. We start in the kitchen with part one. Part 1: The Kitchen In the pantry, please check the following: Minimise packaged foods. Keeping to the perimeter of the…
  • Kombucha: A Secret To Your Gut’s Health

    Amelia Phillips
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    We’ve discussed the importance of gut health in “Probiotics: Secret To Your Gut’s Health” and now it’s time to dive in deeper and learn more about kombucha, the fizzy drink that’s literally popping up everywhere. Kombucha is a fermented and sweetened tea that has actually been around for centuries. It has been grabbing the attention of Nutritionists and the health savvy more recently as we now recognise the gut as our second brain and the importance of optimal gut health. The facts Kombucha is made from a starter culture, known as a “SCOBY”, sugar and tea. SCOBY is an acronym…
  • Workout For Strong Arms

    Amelia Phillips
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Move over Jennifer Aniston. Are you ready to bare thosetoned arms and shoulders this summer? We have, Christine Ray, Ms. Fitness Australia 2013, show you some awesome upper body exercises that will have you rocking that Little Black Dress or a bikini in no time. See all the images below to correspond with the exercise. Exercise: How To: Reps: Diamond Push Up Bicep Curls    10 burpees   Recover 90s 3 times through Hands under chest in a diamond shape. Knees or toes lower chest to hands.Palms facing forward, either side of thighs. Squeezing bicep lift Dumbbell (DB) to shoulder.
  • 7 Reasons Why You Need To Do Pilates

    Amelia Phillips
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    If you’re all about putting the running shoes on and sweating it out in the gym, then perhaps it’s time to add something new to your exercise regime. Pilates and Yoga have always been associated with peaceful, no-sweat and nirvana-achieving moments, but you should also know that Pilates has been used to cure some serious health ailments, in addition to improving posture, making you better in bed and clear the head out. Here are seven reasons why you need to add Pilates to your exercise regime – do it just once a week, but do it: 1. No stress Pilates, and Dynamic Reformer…
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    Workout Mommy

  • When life gets busy, eat some protein

    workoutmommy
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:33 am
    My oldest was in his first soccer tournament this weekend that involved a 2 hour drive, 6 hours on the field, and a 2 hour drive back home.  (yes, I really should pay more attention when I agree to these things!) Since I didn’t want to go the entire day without eating or be put in a position where I had to eat the food being sold on the field, I did a little pre-planning and packing for the trip.  Protein is key for keeping yourself fueled and feeling full, so here are some of my go-to protein sources. *hard boiled eggs:  Yes, I eat the whole thing and it is delicious.
  • Tips for staying fit during the holidays

    workoutmommy
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:53 pm
    As the holidays are rolling around,  too many people throw their fitness plan on the back burner because they are “too busy”.   Honestly though…does life ever slow down? Aren’t we busy all year long? Keep your focus by reminding yourself you have worked too hard for the past 10 months to blow it all over the next two! Kohl’ s asked me to share some tips for keeping fit during the holidays, so here are a few to get you started. Have a plan:   schedule in your workouts and make them happen.  No excuses. Delicious foods and desserts are available all year…
  • Workouts in my driveway help keep me sane

    workoutmommy
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:24 am
    My kids were off from school yesterday for election day and while I really wanted to  hit the gym for a solo workout, it just wasn’t going to happen! So we all headed outside to the driveway for some exercise.  I did kettlebell swings,  push presses, and walking lunges  while my little guys burned off energy by riding bikes, scooters, and climbing trees.   (and in full disclosure, they fought, argued, and wrestled more than I like to admit!  The stress from having to redirect them over and over definitely added to my cardio factor!)   I wonder what my neighbors think of us?   Oh…
  • Lainie is “One Fit Mommy”

    workoutmommy
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    About a year ago I came across Ashley Horner’s site and was immediately inspired.  I bought a few of her training programs and loved the intense, crazy workouts that pushed me beyond my comfort zone.  I joined her Facebook group and “met” a bunch of awesome women who are the definition of strong.  (We like to call ourselves “Ashletes”!) I’m going to feature many of them over the next few weeks as part of my “One Fit Mommy” series. Today’s fit mommy is Lainie,  a mom of 2 who inspired me all summer long with her daily gym updates and…
  • Get the butt you have always wanted!

    workoutmommy
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    Whenever people tell me they don’t have time for exercise, I remind them that neither do I yet I choose to MAKE time.    And so can you! Here is a quick but intense workout for your Wednesday. As always, listen to your body and stop the workout if something doesn’t feel right, hurts, or you feel sick.  While I am a trainer, I am not YOUR trainer and therefore you need to watch out for yourself!   Never underestimate the power of a workout gang!   copyright owned by www.workoutmommy.com Please do NOT reprint without permission. Get the butt you have always wanted!
 
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    Melting Mama - BBGC

  • On getting old.

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    As many of you -- I have had lower back pain for years, and in my normal Beth way I have ignored it or (...don't tell anyone!) medicated it with NSAIDS off and on, and heat, and exercise, and stretching.  AND GOD DAMN IT, IT HURTS. Source - Healio  NSAID use is contraindicated in gastric bypass patients as it can cause serious ulcers.  I started popping them like candy recently.  No. good. The back pain comes  in cycles and never really goes away.  It gets to the point where I cannot ignore it and I am currently in a Flare Of I Cannot Sit Down Or Sleep Or Lay Down And Nothing Feels…
  • Health is Not Measured in Pounds

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
  • Bariatric Surgery Linked To Increased TASTE Sensitivity - Does Taste Perception CHANGE After Bariatric Surgery?

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:21 am
    I think mine is broken. I go for SALTY every time. I hereby define this study in the flesh.  Everything tastes too, everything to me. -MM Via Science Daily from ASMBS - People with obesity may have an unexpected ally after weight-loss surgery: their tongues. New research from the Stanford University School of Medicine finds patients who reported a decrease in taste intensity after bariatric surgery had significantly higher excess weight loss after three months than those whose taste intensity became higher. Findings from the new study, "Does Taste Perception Change After Bariatric Surgery?",…
  • Post-Bariatric Surgery Vitamins and Minerals via Dr. Sharma

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    4 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
      Imagine a standardized bariatric vitamin label!  Could it happen?   Via Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes -  Last week, at the 4th Dietitian Obesity Learning Retreat, co-hosted by the Canadian Obesity Network and Dietitians Canada, Jennifer Brown, co-chair of the Ontario Bariatric Network Dietitian Task Force creator of the bariatric surgery subgroup of the Dietitians of Canada – Diabetes Obesity and Cardiovascular network, presented a neat little nutrition label-style compilation of the essential vitamin and mineral requirements for post-bariatric surgery…
  • Hollaback - Walking as a ... woman?

    meltingmamamelted@gmail.com (Beth aka MM)
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:06 pm
    "In hopes to demonstrate the absolute awfulness that is catcalling, one woman recently took to the streets of Manhattan with a hidden camera to show just how humiliating, and downright horrifying, it can be to be just that–a woman." DAAAAAAAAAAAYUM. For what it's worth -- I lasted about ten minutes out there on my own when I went to New York City by myself for a TV show taping.   Could not hang. 
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    The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Low carb diet: Fat or fiction

    mreades
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
      Last year I put up a couple of posts of Australian TV shows kicking sand in the face of mainstream nutritional and medical practices. The first debunked the idea that saturated fat and cholesterol are bad for your health and included and interview with yours truly. The second, which really got the mainstream docs riled, showed a different perspective on statins. It got the statinators so worked up that they mounted a campaign – fueled with drug money, I would guess – that ended up making the network remove the show from its website. Now, Dr. Maryanne Demasi has done the…
  • 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…
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    My Fitness Hut: Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, Lose Weight

  • 3 Tips to Burn Low Back Fat

    20 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    Burn low back fat the same way you burn fat in other parts of your body---build muscle in your low back (while burning fat) and eat right!I haven't seen anyone in the health club mirrors scanning their low backs the way they look at their abs, biceps, legs, etc.! Well, pay more attention to training your low back and you'll get more results.So, here's a plan to burn your low back fat:1. Do full-body strength training and interval cardio.  See Top 6 Back Muscle Building Exercises2. Do foundational core exercises like planks, side planks and bridges. These types of exercises will…
  • Does Eating Acai Berry Improve Weight Loss Results?

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:44 am
    by Jayson Hunter, RD, CSCSAcai berry has been tagged one of the superfruits of the world. It got most of its popularity from being mentioned on Oprah with Dr. Oz discussing what he felt were powerful foods everyone should be eating.He mentioned Acai berry as a powerful antioxidant fruit and briefly mentioned that there was 1 study conducted that indicated there may be potential for it to help with weight loss.That is all the scam artists had to hear. They could have cared less about the proven health benefits. They wanted the word weight loss mentioned so that they could go and promote acai…
  • Weight Loss, Carbs, Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    Being aware of the glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) of certain foods can help you control your glycemic response and body fat. The glycemic index is a numerical index that ranks carbohydrates based on their rate of glycemic response, or their conversion to glucose within the human body. The Index uses a scale of 0 to 100, with higher values given to foods that cause the most rapid rise in blood sugar. Pure glucose is the reference point and has a GI value of 100.Download your FREE Book, "Carb-Sensitive Eater's Sensible Eating Guide."A low-carb diet is not mandatory but can be…
  • 7 Reasons Quick Weight Loss Diets Cause Weight Gain

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Give your body something better than a quick weight loss diet. Weight loss is not that important. Whole, natural foods are meant to nourish your body. Enjoy your food too while you're at it....A fad or "quick weight loss only" diet will not help you develop good, maintainable eating habits.Before you buy that next fad diet or quick weight loss diet program......Note: There are some rapid FAT LOSS programs designed to be part of a long-term fat loss program.  These programs are generally well designed and safe because they aren't focused on starving you to lose weight.
  • 7 Connections Between Obesogens and Belly Fat

    4 Nov 2014 | 5:54 pm
    By Dr. Bryan WalshThere is a new term floating around today called “obesogens” that was created due to the strong correlation between certain chemicals, and how they seem to contribute to, or even cause, obesity.Research Connecting Pesticides to Fat Gain•  Small amounts of the pesticide, dieldrin, was given to rats, which lead to a doubling of their body fat.•  Another pesticide, hexachlorobenzene, caused rats to gain significant body fat compared to a control group, even though the rats were eating half as many calories.•  Humans exposed to PCBs have shown…
 
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    PaulsHealthBlog

  • Low Carb Diet: Fat or Fiction?

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    From the video:"The role of insulin is to build fat, and when you frequently consume carbohydrates it stimulates excess insulin. The insulin stops the food from being used properly, making you eat more and more frequently, a vicious cycle. Fat gives basically no insulin response, protein stimulates it moderately.""This is not a high protein diet, it is high fat. You need enough protein to maintain/stimulate muscle, but mostly you should just dodge the carbs and eat the fat. It’s more satiating, helping you eat less.""Some people metabolise carbs better than others. Many people are unaware…
  • Good Fat vs Bad Fat

    4 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    © 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
  • Saturated Fats: A Weight Loss Alternative To Starvation and Exercise

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

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

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

  • Overeaters Anonymous Public Service Announcement

    Laura Moncur
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    I just saw this little public Service Announcement for Overeater’s Anonymous. It’s a really good depiction of what it felt like to be powerless over food. It wasn’t dramatic, it just was THERE ALL THE TIME. I NEEDED to be eating everywhere: at work, at home, at the park, in the car, EVERYWHERE. Overeater’s Anonymous does not endorse anything on this entry or blog. I speak only of my personal experience and not for OA as a whole.
  • Gentleness and Time

    Laura Moncur
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    I saw this quote today and it shocked me at how BAD I am at this: It reads: When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. Saint Francis de Sales Whenever things have gotten harder in my weight loss journey, I have attacked things with stricter eating and more intense exercise. That has always led to a binge for me. I have never just tried to be gentle with myself and give myself time. I’ve done the polar opposite and gotten horrible results. If you run into problems, try this radical idea. Just keep doing what…
  • Everybody Here Is A Friend of Mine

    Laura Moncur
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Usually when I have a migraine, I hide in a dark room, hoping to sleep it off, but last month, we were traveling to see family and I couldn’t hide. I took my two naproxen sodium pills and the pain lulled to a dull thud. Mike was going to drive and we stopped to get gas in town before leaving. That’s when it happened… I was waiting in line at the gas station within a mile of my house when I saw a boy. I knew him! I didn’t know how I knew him, but I knew him and he was a friend. A good boy. And I was happy to see him. I thought that I MUST know him because of my boy, so…
  • Contraints of the Space-Time Continuum

    Laura Moncur
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    Just yesterday, I was talking about how I need to live in The Here and Now. Then this gorgeous quote from Hank Green shows up in my feed. It reads: I live in the present due to the constraints of the Space-Time Continuum. It’s true. We MUST live in the present. We can’t do anything else. We can’t change the past. We can’t foresee the future. Any time spent trying to do either is WASTED time. Every time I think about eating this way for the rest of my life, the REASON I feel panicky and unable to complete the task is because of the sheer complexity of fathoming the rest…
  • The Here and Now

    Laura Moncur
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I saw this quote today and it helped me be happier with living in the now. It reads: The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need. Ann Richards I have a hard time living in the now. I am always thinking about the future or ruminating about the past. Something about the Overeater’s Anonymous program helps us put that aside and live in the now. The idea of living just ONE day at a time sounds simplistic to me, but it has helped me. The thought of writing down every single bit of food I eat every day for the rest of my life sounds INCREDIBLY…
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    Mamavation

  • Organic BLT Dogs

    Elizabeth
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I lived in Hollywood,  ended their nights by heading straight for bacon wrapped hot dogs served in the seedy carts that wheeled along Hollywood Boulevard. These were affectionately called “danger dogs” because you knew there was a certain risk involved in the street food. People were willing to accept that risk for a flavorful late night taste of bacon. If culinary roulette just wasn’t your thing, then your other choice was to head to the iconic Mel’s Diner for a meal. I decided to recreate these memories of my Los Angeles people watching in a dish, but…
  • Organic Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich

    Elizabeth
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This sandwich got rave reviews from both my husband and toddler. They gobbled them right up for lunch. Thankfully, this Organic Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwich is a healthier version of the classic chicken salad sandwich by swapping out the mayo for organic avocado and yogurt. It still has the creaminess and tanginess you get with mayonnaise, but only a fraction of the calories. I saved money on this organic meal by making the chicken myself. The easy, slow cooker organic chicken recipe can be found here. If you’re looking to save even more, stock up on organic bread when it’s on…
  • Organic Belgian Waffles with Raspberries

    Elizabeth
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    My love of breakfast foods must have started as a child. I remember going out with my family to get breakfast and ordering a big Belgian waffle towering with whipped cream and strawberries. I still gravitate towards the sweet breakfast foods now, as an adult. I created Organic Belgian Waffles with Raspberries as an homage to the diner breakfast of my childhood, but this version is all grown up. Gone is the excess of whipped cream, and in it’s place is fresh organic raspberries on top of an organic waffle that is crispy yet fluffy at the same time. Breakfasts like this are so easy to…
  • Apply to be an Orgain Blogger Ambassador Through #HowIOrgain Campaign

    Mamavation
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    Disclaimer: Bookieboo LLC is being compensated to host a blogger search for Orgain. As a network, we do NOT work with food companies that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the consumable part of the product. So you can rest assured that this client has met our standards. Also please note any time you Tweet, Instagram, or Facebook for this client, you will need to include #ad inside the content to be compliant with the FTC. Thank you!  Gain Health. Gain Energy. Gain Wellness. Orgain wants to know how you do that! And they are looking for bloggers all over the United States to…
  • How to Serve Up a Healthier, Simple, GMO Free Thanksgiving Dinner

    Gina Badalaty
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Another Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and it’s time to consider what we’re cooking up for our friends and family. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner could be hiding toxins – you could be serving your family a GMO-loaded meal that is more troublesome than just the usual excess sugar and carbs. But replacing everything means a lot of time and effort, right? Wrong! There are some simple solutions to serving up an organic holiday meal. Here are some tips to celebrate a GMO-free, nontoxic holiday this Thanksgiving. Replace traditional and soy candles with beeswax candles. Traditional…
 
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    TubaDuba: Fitness, Health and Sports Technology

  • Do It All, Anywhere! Monkii Bars

    Aaron Usiskin
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:01 am
    Monkii BarsYou have the TRX system, its great, the cost is getting up there, so when a $100 system comes along you take notice. Best part is that if you look at the Monkii bars, you could build them with some PVC pipe and Paracord, Some days we catch ourselves daydreaming about awesome locations to use monkii bars. The best part is that they’re just as easy to use outside as inside. The bottom line is that monkii bars turn the world into your gym.Suspension WorkoutsBodyweight training is an awesome functional workout that trains upper body, core, and legs.Setup AnywhereThe world is…
  • BSXinsight, THE WORLD'S FIRST WEARABLE LACTATE THRESHOLD SENSOR

    Aaron Usiskin
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Oh this is going to change it all, once again!BSXinsightThere’s a beauty to the simplicity of running, because everything you need is already inside you. For the first time ever, you can now see what your body’s trying to tell you and use it to run smarter, for longer.BSXinsight uses revolutionary technology that allows you to look inside your muscle, measuring your lactate threshold and generating personalized training zones. Stop trying to “feel” whether you’re pushing too hard or leaving too much on the trail and let the science of your body speak to you.LACTATE THRESHOLD…
  • Crazy Look, Protective Helmet, Smart Hat!

    Aaron Usiskin
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    Smart Hat is a concept design to greatly increase rider safety, while also addressing some of the more inflammatory issues between cyclists, pedestrians and road users.Smart Hat is currently a virtual product system with IP protection.We have the skills to fully develop smart hat and we are looking for interested parties to assist us in modest funding, co-developing & branding this exciting new product together.BACKGROUNDThe safety of bicycle riders on roads is an issue for concern.Existing approaches to minimise the risk of injury to road users range from the physical separation of the…
  • A Drone that Follows Your Commands

    Aaron Usiskin
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Things are getting interesting in the Drone space. Finally one that follows you. Set it and let it follow you (smartphone). The price is a little Steep, $1150HEXO+ is a flying camera that follows and films you autonomously. Just attach your GoPro to your drone, set your framing in our app and you're good to go! This package includes HEXO+ drone, 3D gimbal with GoPro Mount and HEXO+ App "The Director's Toolkit". (GoPro not included.Final product shipping May 2015.Pictures may differ from actual products.)Let your drone follow and film youYour drone is attuned to the slightest of…
  • STAY OUT LONGER® COLDAVENGER FACEMASK FOR THE ELEMENTS

    Aaron Usiskin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    $50, best gift this season.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE half-mask is the standard for lightweight warmth and breathability and will provide the perfect level of protection for most wintertime adventure. It is made with a breathable, quick-drying and non-pilling classic fleece that offers superior warmth without weight.The patented, medical grade COLDAVENGER® ventilator allows you to breathe freely while keeping your face dry and your airways relaxed with warm and humidified air.The COLDAVENGER® CLASSIC FLEECE design allows you to wear the half-mask as a neck gaiter when full coverage is…
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    A Trail Runner's Blog

  • Max King and Ellie Greenwood Win 2014 IAU 100k World Championships In Record Time

    Scott Dunlap
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    (Max King breaks the tape and becomes the IAU 100k World Champion, photo courtesy of Bryon Powell)American Max King and Great Britain's Ellie Greenwood were able to hold off the global competition and crazy heat to win the 2014 IAU 100k World Championships in Doha, Qatar, earlier today. Max's 6:27:44 finish took nearly 3 minutes off the American Record (previously Tom Johnson's 6:30:11 in 1995), and was ~100 seconds ahead of 2nd place Jonas Buud from Sweden. Spain's Jose Antonio Requejo (Spain) was third in 6:37:03.(The KING! Photo courtesy of Bryon Powell)Ellie Greenwood had a solid day,…
  • Beer Mile World Championships on Dec 3rd - Are You Ready?!?

    Scott Dunlap
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    The first annual Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships will happen in Austin, TX, on December 3rd this year. My big question is...who is going to represent the ultrarunners?!?I mean, honestly, who could be better at doing four laps with a beer per lap than an iron-stomach, beer-loving, already-can-run-fast-when-dizzy ultra runner? The competition is tough, however - track and field elites are coming out in droves, meticulously training their way to sub 5-minute finish times. But I suspect we've got a ringer out there somewhere.The Beer Mile is no walk-on event. Lance Armstrong, no stranger…
  • The 2015 Ultra Lottery Season - Which Race Will Choose You?

    Scott Dunlap
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    It's lottery season again in the world of ultrarunning! As our sport continues to grow (up 345% in the last 10 years), the clash of limited space/permits and high demand has put more races than ever in the lottery game. There's even the semi-disappointing trend of non-refundable "lottery fees" popping up a few races this year. Regardless, it's time to put your name in the hat for your favorite races and see how the Lottery Gods determine your fate! The Western States 100m lottery is on right now (already nearing 2,400 entries with two days left). So don't hesitate - put your name…
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  • Breville BJS600XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer BJS600XL is a masticating juicer. The video below shows you three benefits of the masticating juicer. The first is the quiet operation. About but one minute into the video when the presenters stops talking you’ll hear the chewing sound of the auger rotating and the very low sound of the the motor. This is a quiet juicer. Many choose their juicer based on the speed of the juicer. In this video couple of cups of chopped greens, to celery stalks without cutting, the portion of fennel fronds and stem, a handful of parsley, the small…
  • Breville BJE820X

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Breville BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer Average Rating: 176 total customer reviews... Breville The post Breville BJE820X appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville BJE510XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Breville BJE510XL Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer Average Rating: 1,461 total customer reviews... Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville BJE510XL Bundle Multi-Speed Juice Fountain with DVD Average Rating: 186 total customer reviews... Breville The post Breville BJE510XL appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville 800JEXL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Average Rating: total customer reviews... Average Rating: total customer reviews... Average Rating: total customer reviews... Breville The post Breville 800JEXL appeared first on VitalJuiceDaily.com.
  • Breville JE98XL

    Life Coach
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-watt Juice Extractor There was an error connecting to the Amazon web service, or no results were found for your query.   Related Product Reviews Breville Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt Juice Extractor Breville JE98XL Juice Fountain Plus 850-Watt Juice Extractor Breville 800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt Juice Extractor Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer Breville BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer Breville BJS600XL Fountain Crush Masticating Slow Juicer The post Breville JE98XL appeared…
 
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    Stirrup Queens

  • 521st Friday Blog Roundup

    Mel
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:23 am
    Happy IComLeavWe! So I kept checking the IComLeavWe form daily, but I never saw anyone to add. Which was odd, but I thought maybe people were caught up in Thanksgiving plans.  But then I started to get emails from people wondering why they weren’t being added, and I kept saying, “well, because you never added […]
  • Do You Need to Plot Out a Novel Before You Start Writing It?

    Mel
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    To plot out or not to plot out a novel with a manuscript outline has been on my mind this week because I’ve just returned to writing a new book after taking a break to sketch out the remaining chapters.  This is the way I’ve always worked. Image: Chris via Flickr I get an idea […]
  • How to Get From Thanksgiving to New Years When You’re Not in the Mood

    Mel
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    I am really not in the mood for the holidays this year.  There are the ones I celebrate — Thanksgiving and New Years — and the ones I don’t but I’m affected by regardless — Christmas — and I don’t really want to do any of it.  I don’t want to do the social commitments […]
  • #MicroblogMondays 12: The First Time

    Mel
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* The twins and I are nearing the end of their first time reading the Harry Potter books.  We’re taking a break before book 7 to slow things down, and reading Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass series […]
  • Words

    Mel
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:18 am
    Like most writers, I like words.  I say most because I can’t speak for all writers.  There are probably writers out there who hate words in the same way that there are probably architects out there who hate brick.  Though… you could always construct a building with another material, and it’s very difficult to write […]
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    Health Habits

  • John Oliver Bitch Slaps the Sugar Industrial Complex

    Douglas Robb
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    For years & years & years, health nerds like me have used websites like this to: inform the public about the health problems caused by the over-consumption of sugar, and shame the processed food industry into cutting back on added sugars And for years & years & years, most “normal” people never heard our tiny online cries from […]
  • A Technological Revolution for Health and Fitness Nerds

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

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

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

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

    Guest
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading! My whole life, I had horrible gas. It was just how I was, and my parents, siblings, and I all accepted it as normal. As I got older and accumulated a good deal of good friends, this began to be more and more problematic. I would find myself…
  • Change Coming to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans?

    Mark Sisson
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s about that time again, folks. The sixth meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has recently drawn to a close. Just one more meeting remains until the absolute final word on how to eat healthily and stave off chronic disease, obesity, and early death forever becomes available for public consumption. Isn’t it grand? We can all just sit back, turn off our brains, close down the PubMed tab, and receive premier nutritional recommendations that do all the work for us. I’m serious. Stop thinking so much. The impending recommendations come from high up: a Committee…
  • How to Support Healthy Skin Bacteria

    Mark Sisson
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Last week, I introduced the concept of the skin biome: the vast communities of microbes living on and in our skin. For some, it was unsettling. Gut microbes are out of sight, out of mind. But skin microbes are on us. They’re crawling, reproducing, digesting, and secreting various fluids and lipids all over the surface of our bodies. In people who’ve been conditioned to use soap and water to remove every last trace of bacteria from our hands and skin, the idea that our hands, faces, arms, and torsos are teeming with microbes – and that it’s probably unwise to remove…
  • 8 Strategies for Cultivating a Vitality Mindset

    Mark Sisson
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When people say their goal is “to get healthy,” most of the time they mean implementing a few diet and exercise strategies to get a particular targeted result. They’re referring to a practical, circumscribed process. They may recognize that they’ll have to keep up some of the efforts long after the number on the scale registers their goal or their biceps look a certain way, but there’s not much of an expansive vision. I’m all for pragmatism, but I feel it can be rather constrictive. Even the word “health” itself has been watered down practically speaking. Health, too often, is…
  • Dear Mark: Butter and Coagulation; Early Weaning and Growth Charts

    Mark Sisson
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    For today’s edition of Dear Mark, we’ve got a quick two-parter. First up, I discuss the results of a 2008 study into the effect of high acute intakes of various fat sources on postprandial (i.e. after eating) blood coagulation markers. Since butter came out looking not so hot, a reader wonders whether this should impact our butter consumption. Find out what I think down below. And after that, I explore infant growth charts and early weaning from breast milk in response to a new father’s question about a doctor’s suggestion. Let’s go: Dear Mark, I study health and…
 
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    Zen to Fitness

  • The Aromatic Pet

    Healing Hands
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    In Elizabethan times, the best perfumes would make one smell ‘as sweet as any lady’s dog’. Contrary to what you may be thinking, this was never said in jest. Indeed, the animal would have costly aromatics rubbed into its coat before being carried around by its owner when making social calls. Judging by the soporific […]
  • Home Sweet Home – Essential Oils in Your House

    Healing Hands
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Although essential oils are potent antiseptics, most are too expensive for the average homemaker to use freely for such purposes as one would normally use household disinfectant, so the best way to ensure that your home is fragrant and germ free is to make good use of the vaporiser. However, there are several other ways […]
  • How To Build Quality Muscle Through Burpees With a Push-Up Superset

    Fitness Freak
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Nowadays a lot of people are committed to stay fit and to look their best but it isn’t an easy goal. You have to devote a lot of time to it, and time has become one of the most expensive commodities in this busy world of ours so we have no choice but to plan […]
  • How the Reformer Can Open and Tighten Your Hips

    Fitness Freak
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    To many people today the dream of firm, perfectly toned and supple hips remains just that: a dream. Firming up the muscles of the hips is a never ending battle, and sadly, a losing battle, especially for most women. I have seen women with good upper bodies and good legs but with hips that are […]
  • How to Gain Body Mass on Women’s Legs

    Fitness Freak
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    In the era when we spend hour after hour sitting in front of the computer working, chatting or simply browsing, staying fit and healthy has become one of the major concerns. Therefore, one of the biggest dilemmas nowadays is which fitness program to enrol, or more precisely how to pick one from a wide offer. […]
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    Fitness Tips for Life

  • Paleo Diet ebook

    fitness guy
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:12 pm
    I have come across a Paleo Diet ebook. Many people are looking to eat closer to the ground, and by that I mean are interested in eating food that is less processed and better for them. This Paleo Diet ebook does exactly that telling you exactly what the diet is and how to do it.This book is great as it is only 16 pages but includes all the facts in case you are not sure about the Paleo Diet or if you just want more info before you jump in.I really think that this a great Paelo diet primer for you and will help you make a knowlegable decision in whether “Going Paleo” is for you or…
  • Successful Fitness Tracking

    fitness guy
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    There are many keys to weight loss success. On the quest to lose weight, get in shape, and improve your health, a few fundamentals can make all the difference. They can make the path to a healthy lifestyle much easier.Sounds, great, right? Losing weight and getting in shape is a challenge in and of itself so why make it harder than it needs to be?One of the key fundamentals of successful weight loss and fitness is the concept of fitness tracking. It is also the concept that is most often overlooked or ignored.What is Fitness Tracking?Fitness tracking is simply the practice of tracking your…
  • Straight Arm Pull Over

    fitness guy
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Position: A supine position on the floor with the knees straight and the heels together. The bar is held at straight arms’ length over the chest with the elbows locked.Action: From this position, the arms are lowered overhead, keeping the elbows rigid or locked. The moment the knuckles touch the floor the bar is returned to the starting position over the chest.Breathing: Inhale as the bar is lowered to the floor and exhale as it is raised over the chest.Progression: The movement should be started with 10 counts and 2    counts added each week until 20 have been performed for 3…
  • Elliptical Trainer or Treadmill – Which Is Right For You?

    fitness guy
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    There are way too many exercise machines and tools available out there to choose from. If you are confused and overwhelmed by the latest and greatest exercise equipments and don’t know which one to go for, I don’t blame you at all.You know, every time I see those infomercials showing a man burning fat simply by attaching an exercise gadget on his belly while watching a movie show at the same time, I have to laugh hard, for I know only too well how ‘good’ (read bad) these exercise gadgets are.Unlike real workout equipment, exercise gadgets lack the power of commanding…
  • Does Fiber Help Lose Weight?

    fitness guy
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fiber – we can’t digest it and it provides us with no calories or nutrients, yet we know that it’s good for us and most of us need more. What is it exactly, and what is it about fiber that makes it so healthy for us?What is Fiber?Fiber is simply the part of the plant foods we eat that we aren’t able to break down in our digestive systems.There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble.Does Fiber Help Lose Weight?Soluble fiber will form a gel when dissolved in water. This type of fiber will slow down the rate of your digestion, leaving you feeling fuller for longer, and off…
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    BestHealth Mag

  • Rumble Supershake: The new protein smoothie

    mgreer
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • 8 stretches you can do at your desk

    mgreer
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
  • What to eat to boost cartilage and reduce inflammation

    mgreer
    13 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Short Description:  A healthy diet can help ease joint inflammation and pain. Here's what to eat Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Free radicals–unstable molecules that attack healthy cells–raise inflammation and speed up the aging process, including deterioration of cartilage. That's bad news for everyone, but especially for those with arthritis. The good news? A diet rich in foods with anti-inflammatory compounds helps reduce joint inflammation and pain. Here are three: Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide…
  • The best outerwear for winter

    mgreer
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Editor's Pick:  Editor's Pick Author:  Photography by Carlyle Routh; Styling by Afiya Francisco Short Description:  Get outside in sports gear that’s so hot you just might melt this winter’s snow and ice Slide Title:  Colour tricks Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes Slide Description:  Polyester jacket ($395) and pants ($250), both Descente (at Sporting Life). Recycled polyester/Lycra top, RYU ($55). Snowboard, Burton ($480 at Sporting Life). Exclude from MSN:  Exclude From MSN Slide Title:  Black and white attitude Image:  Is an Ad?:  Yes…
  • Why are Canadians so anxious?

    mgreer
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
 
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  • Fitness: How to do Inverted Rows And Progress to a Pull-Up

    Gym Junkies
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I head to the gym, I make it a point to keep things as simple as possible. As a matter of fact, I am an ardent fan of both pull ups and chin ups because I believe that it is these exercises give you a true measure of the fitness level. Don’t you think that there is something totally pretty cool about having the capability of lifting your whole body? Obviously, it requires tremendous biceps and back strength, which makes you looked yoked, raw and impressive to say the least. Remember if your new to workout out I would suggest taking a look at the beginners workout plan. There are a lot…
  • Fitness: Body Weight Workouts And Best Body Weight Exercises

    Gym Junkies
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    No gym around? Need some advanced body weight workouts to kick your butt? Are you looking to get in great shape and failing time and again? Do not give up, that’s the first step. I have seen some seriously skinny people build their body into some serious muscle. You too can achieve it. All you need is the best body weight exercises. When you are aware of the top bodyweight workouts, you will be able to get the yoked body you always wanted. If you are thinking of the gym, you need to know that you can make headway without it and skip the very pushy salesmen and people who don’t know shit…
  • Fitness: Motivation to Get A Six Pack

    Gym Junkies
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I have the pleasure of knowing a friend who had one of the most transformational changes of all time. It is his journey that proves that even an overweight can have a perfectly chiseled body with ripped muscles and obtain 6 pack abs. Wondering how? I am going to show you exactly that today. Before I start to tell you about how to get a 6 pack, I am going to take you through the details of how I and my friend know each other. These details will help you understand his journey and seek inspiration to have one of your own as well. We met back when I was in the freshman in high school and it was…
  • Fitness: How to do a pull up and Negative pull ups

    Gym Junkies
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Before I begin this segment, I must tell you I absolutely love pull ups, and I have plenty of good reasons. The reason it is an ideal workout is because it works your back as a primary muscle group and works out your forearms and biceps as secondary. Many people don’t know this but pull-ups a great way to have huge biceps as well . The pull up workout indicates the overall standard of fitness you have, and is often used by military and physical education programs. If you can carry out a pull up with perfection, it is an indication that you are truly in the right muscular shape and…
  • Fitness: How to Use Your Brain to Unlock Strength

    Gym Junkies
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
      Brain Power Leading To Strength….Is it Possible? Whenever you go through your normal workout routine, do you ever spend time thinking about your state of mind? Better yet, do you ever think about the impact your vision plays on your strength? That’s ok, most people don’t. Most people are completely unaware of the limitless potential that they truly have when they unlock the power of the brain. Many research studies have attempted, using a myriad of techniques, to determine exactly how much of the brain the average human being uses. Studies include the use of physical tests to…
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    Yum Yucky

  • Best Natural Lotions to Relieve Dry Skin, Winter Itch and Eczema

    yumyucky
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:09 am
    Have you decided to grow your claws long to accommodate all the itching ‘n scratching from winter itch and maybe even eczema? Welp, stop sharpening your claws because I have good news for you. Throw away that toxic Vaseline and forget about sinking your hard earned cash into countless drug store lotions that disappoint. I am a self-proclaimed expert in the tragic field skin-itchology. Winter itch plagued me for years. I relied on Vaseline as my only hope, but after learning about harm to our bodies caused by mineral oil found in petroleum jelly, popular lotions and other beauty…
  • Pork Loin Sandwich with Peppers and Onions. Oh My!

    yumyucky
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Talk about a lovely creation to send down to the innermost depths of the stomach. It is the pork loin sandwich. You must do this. You can serve this to a house full of hungry peoples, or cook it early in the week as part of your bulk food prep for several days of noshing. GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS prep time: 10-15 minutes; cooking time: 15-20 minutes serves 7-10 greedy people 1 pork loin 1 large white onion 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 large tomato 2 large, colorful peppers Salt, pepper and garlic to taste Olive oil Kaiser rolls Smatherings of mayo (optional) DIRECTIONS Prepare peppers and onions…
  • Let’s Go!! Weekend Push Ups Challenge

    yumyucky
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Do you accept the Weekend Challenge? It’s push ups time, ya’ll! Let’s do this together this. We’re going to firm and strengthen the upper bod while darn near working every muscle in the body. Remember to engage your core! Step 1: DETERMINE YOUR CHALLENGE LEVEL Level 1: Never done push-ups or it’s been way too long. Level 2: Beginner: you do push-ups occasionally; less than 4x’s per month Level 3: Intermediate: you do push-ups less than 3 times per week Level 4: Advanced: you do push-ups 4 or more times per week. Step 2: WEEKEND CHALLENGE “TOTAL…
  • Oregano Oil Benefits, Facts and Risks

    yumyucky
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Nope. It’s not some new-fangled cooking oil to fry up a batch of chicken legs. The use of oregano oil for medicinal purposes dates back to the ancient Greeks, ancient Egyptians and, as you might expect, those awesome Chinese healers. It was used by Hippocrates in the B.C era and has a reputation dating back centuries as an anti-toxin for poisoning. Oregano oil (origanum vulgare) hails from bushy perennial oregano shrubs originally found in the mountainous regions of the Mediterranean and parts of Asia. Flowers and leaves are harvested from the oregano plant when essential oil content is…
  • Chicken Breast Sliders with Gravy and Bacon

    yumyucky
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    These things are sooo dang good. I had some leftovers from a rotisserie chicken. Making chicken breast sliders seemed like the logical thing to do. And you know that bacon and succulent gravies make everything better. GATHER YOUR INGREDIENTS Cooked chicken breast (or use store bought rotisserie), cut into pieces. Canned gravy, or make your own using chicken broth, flour and seasoning. Hormel crumbled bacon — the same kind I used in the bacon & eggs trick. King’s Hawaiian Sweet dinner rolls (don’t skimp on good rolls!) DIRECTIONS Add your cooked chicken pieces to a…
 
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  • 10x10 Swings and Pushups

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    <!-- .hmmessage P { margin:0px; padding:0px } body.hmmessage { font-size: 12pt; font-family:Calibri } --> This was a great way to start my workout. 10 KB Swings with 53 pounds10 pushups- 10 rounds, no rest. Time = 7:40Followed with KB Front Squat, Powerblock Chest Press, Powerblock 1-arm row, and finished with 50 more KB swings with 53 pounds. That brings me to 600 total reps on the road to
  • 1 rule and 1 tip

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    I wanted to share with you the one "rule" that you must follow if you want to lose weight and get in shape before the holidays (and after the holidays, too). This one simple "rule" can be found in the weight loss plans of every success story in the world -- and the good news is that it has nothing to do with genetics, or your diet, or how long you spend in the gym.   => The #1 Rule you must
  • 3 Level Custom Diet

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    If you fell off the diet wagon again last night or at lunch today, I have good news - and a 3-Level CUSTOM diet solution - for you. But first, a reason why your past diets haven't worked for you.   The truth is that almost every single diet out there FALSELY claims to be the best diet for everyone. But NO diet can be best for everyone. That's why you need Customized Levels.   After all,
  • Snow In Swings and Squat Workout

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    More snow coming today and tomorrow. That's alright. I have the garage gym on my side. Here are a couple of photos out on the farm of the calm between the storms. It's Pretty...but pretty early in the year for this! Oh well, ol' Poochy was loving it outside. Soon I'll be in the garage gym crushing a tri-set of KB Front Squats, Heavy Powerblock Rows, and KB Swings. Today's
  • Emergency Workout Alert

    Craig Ballantyne, CTT, Certified Turbulence Trainer
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The NY Times reported a "fun fact" today, one that I don't find fun at all. Then again, I'm snowed in on the farm here in Canadia (in November!), so everything is a little less funny today.   Anyways, the fun fact is that all 50 states in America are freezing. That's right, there's a city in all 50 continental states that will experience below freezing weather today, and many homes, like
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  • Rev3 / Challenge Triathlon Discount Code

    jamiebull
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:44 am
    Use code JBTRI15 get 10% off Challenge Family Americas Knoxville, Quassy, Williamsburg, Maine, Cedar Point & Rev3 Rush. Pocono be opening reg. soon! Code does not apply to early bird pricing, but if you sign up and use the discount code during early bird, they will get a free Challenge Mason Jar (aka pint glass) with their entry – to be claimed on race weekend. Code is only valid for former Rev3 events, including Maine, Quassy and Poconos. Not valid for Challenge Atlantic City, Rancho Cordova, New Albany, Penticton, or St. Andrews. Code is case and space sensitive.
  • Setting Triathlon Goals – Racing Happy

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

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

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

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

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hello friends. I hope you’re having a fabulous end to your workout week. Today is a big day in the Boyle house. We’re packing up and heading 30 minutes down the road for a week long family vacation. My in-laws are coming for Thanksgiving to Charleston for the first time, and they’ve rented a beach house for us to all be together. I’m very excited. For one, I don’t think Dan and I have ever taken a FULL week to spend with family. In fact, I was very close to taking on a few boot camps next week since the house is pretty close. But Dan wasn’t keen on the idea, and I agreed that the…
  • The 4-Course Kettlebell Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Next week will be a week of overindulgences for most of us. Yes? Thanksgiving in the states means we will wake up and not only stuff a turkey, but ourselves. The average American will consume roughly 4,500 calories on Thursday alone. That’s insane! It’s over 2 days worth for most of us. I don’t think I eat 4500 calories, but I know I will be eating more than usual. There’s no shame in that. Enjoy the meal, enjoy the family and forget about all the calorie worry. What I personally do worry about are the days before and the days directly following the holiday. Dan and I will be with our…
  • The Benefits Of Apple Pie Spice & The Apple Pie Smoothie Your Grandma Would Hate

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    If your grandmother’s apple pie had a heated love affair with a carton of melted vanilla ice cream, this shake would be their love baby. I’m not kidding. It’s that good. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First things first, let’s cover some nutrition. You know, just in case you need a reason to make this shake, or an apple pie. A few months ago, I wrote an article on the health benefits of pumpkin spice. Pumpkin was all the rage (and still is) but I felt that we all deserved to know why it’s actually a good idea to sprinkle some spice onto your toast, coffee, pancakes, and…
  • We Came, We Saw, We Ran 38 Mountainous Miles: Veni Vidi Vici Race

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our kick off to 12 months of adventures and racing began this past weekend. It was a weekend I will never forget and one that I will always hold dear to my heart. I am one proud woman as I sit to type this post out. I’m tired, but I’m proud. Dan and I covered {together} over 37 miles in the Pisgah National Forest. In case you missed it, this past weekend was the 2-day Veni Vidi Vici Race, meaning “I came, I saw, I conquered!” That we did. You could tackle both days if you wanted, but Dan and I opted to split the race between the two of us. Who ever wasn’t running that day, served…
  • I Mustache You Some Questions {Quiz}

    kdg.charleston@gmail.com (Taylor Ryan... & Dan Boyle)
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Good-bye Charleston! We are headed to the mountains. And possibly some snow. But let’s not talk about that as we’re a bit nervous about driving a stick shift Mazda 3 into a blizzard. Just keep your fingers crossed and perhaps say a little prayer. This is the big weekend! I can’t wait to share our adventures with you next week. How’s the challenge going this week? Just 2 more days! To kick off this glorious Friday, I thought it would be fun to partake in Laura’s quiz. Feel free to play along and answer a few of the questions below! I Mustache You Some Questions Four names people call…
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    James Clear

  • How Constraints Make You Better: Why the Right Limitations Boost Performance

    James Clear
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    In 1930, a 23-year-old teacher in Uruguay named Juan Carlos Ceriani created a new sport. Ceriani wanted to design a game that was similar to soccer, but that his students could play indoors throughout the year. His new game became known as futsal. Futsal is very similar to soccer, but it has a few important differences. First, it is played in a much smaller area. (Ceriani designed the game so that it could be played on YMCA basketball courts.) Second, the ball is smaller and has less bounce than a regular soccer ball. Third, there are only five players per side rather than the typical eleven…
  • To Make Big Gains, Avoid Tiny Losses

    James Clear
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    In many cases, improvement is not about doing more things right, but about doing less things wrong. To understand what I mean, we need to take a trip to Japan. The Curious Case of Japanese Television Sets In the decades that followed World War II, the manufacturing industry in America thrived. For years, American companies grew in size and profitability—even though they produced many products of average quality. This gravy train began to slide off the tracks in the 1970s. Japanese firms implemented a series of surprising changes that helped them crush their American counterparts. As one…
  • Time Assets vs. Time Debts: A Different Way of Thinking About Productivity

    James Clear
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Late in his career, Steve Jobs famously drove his car without a license plate. There were all sorts of theories about why Jobs decided to drive without tags. Some people said he didn’t want to be tracked. Others believed he was trying to make a game of avoiding parking tickets. Jon Callas, a former computer security expert who worked for Apple, revealed a different reason. According to Callas, Steve Jobs discovered a loophole in the California vehicle registration laws. Anyone with a new car had up to six months to get a proper license plate for their new vehicle. During the first six…
  • 10 Lessons Learned from Squatting 400 Pounds

    James Clear
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Last week, I set a new personal record by squatting 405 pounds (184 kilograms). If you’re interested, here is a short video of the lift… I have plenty of friends who can squat more weight—and a few who regularly squat over 500 pounds—but this was my first time passing the 400-pound mark so I’d like to share a few lessons I learned along the way. 10 Lessons Learned 1. Live in the arena instead of judging from the crowd. Every Monday and Thursday, I publish a new article on JamesClear.com with my ideas on habits, performance, and improvement. I enjoy writing and I…
  • Martha Graham on the Hidden Danger of Comparing Yourself to Others

    James Clear
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Agnes de Mille had just achieved the greatest success of her career, but right now the only thing she felt was confusion. She was a dancer and a choreographer. Early in her career, de Mille had created the choreography for a ballet called Three Virgins and a Devil. She thought it was good work, but nobody made much of it. A few years later, de Mille choreographed a ballet named Rodeo. Again, she thought her work was solid, but it resulted in little commercial fame. Agnes de Mille in her outfit for Rodeo. (Photograph by Maurice Seymour. Courtesy of Ronald Seymour/Maurice Seymour Archive.)…
 
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    Hardcore Training Solutions

  • You Can’t BUY Health, But You CAN Do This Instead…

    coachsahil
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Ask a rich person dying of a completely preventable disease how much he or she would pay to get their younger, healthier body back. I guarantee that 99% of the time, their answer will be “every penny that I have.” But the sad truth, is that they can’t. Because you cannot BUY health; it’s not […] The post You Can’t BUY Health, But You CAN Do This Instead… appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Here’s A Fitness Testimonial Most Trainers Would KILL For

    coachsahil
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    What lies below is a direct cut-and-paste of an email form one of my clients named Lesley, who after some serious work, achieved some spectacular results. Some might even call it a tear-jerker, but I simply call it life changing… because after you’re done reading this, you will walk away a different person from when […] The post Here’s A Fitness Testimonial Most Trainers Would KILL For appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • How I Overcame Low Back Pain & Broke A National Deadlift Record

    coachsahil
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    There are two schools of thought when it comes to being the best: one theory says that aiming for the top is hard, tedious and difficult since everyone wants to be up there. Another theory says that it’s easy, since there is less competition at the top because most are trying so hard to be […] The post How I Overcame Low Back Pain & Broke A National Deadlift Record appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • Here’s A Stupidly Simple Way To Get In All Of Your Daily Servings Of Fruits And Veggies

    coachsahil
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Tell me if the following sounds familiar: “If you are not eating at least 6-8 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, you are seriously limiting your efforts when it comes to your well-being and weight management.” I can bet it does, since it’s been the regurgitated mantra of every doctor, dietician and fitness GooRoo. […] The post Here’s A Stupidly Simple Way To Get In All Of Your Daily Servings Of Fruits And Veggies appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
  • The Best Pre Workout Supplement You Should’ve Known About 10 Years Ago

    coachsahil
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:02 am
    Know what’s really dumb? Cigarettes. I doubt I’ll find many people (smokers included) who will disagree with me on that one. The reasons are obvious; the product is laden with more chemicals than most people can count, is a well known carcinogen, and is highly addicting. In Canada, all cigarette packages have full color, graphic […] The post The Best Pre Workout Supplement You Should’ve Known About 10 Years Ago appeared first on Hardcore Training Solutions.
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  • Do You Have Low Thyroid Symptoms?

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:14 am
    Do you have trouble losing weight? Do you wake up in the morning after a good night's sleep but still feel tired? Do you often have cold hands and feet? If so, then low thyroid symptoms may be a problem for you.
  • What Causes Thyroid Disease Symptoms?

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    It is important to know what causes the thyroid disease symptoms before you can take steps towards overcoming thyroid problems and returning your thyroid function to normal as well as assisting your body in achieving normal thyroid levels
  • The True Purpose of Ab Workouts

    7 Nov 2014 | 3:07 am
    It is important to understand the true purpose of ab workouts if you want to lose weight or even if you want to get 6 pack abs! The fact is that no matter what stomach exercises you do, the benefit of doing an abs workout is to...
  • Can You Get Off Thyroid Medication?

    7 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    Since the delicate process of producing thyroid hormones involves so many parts of the body, a variety of nutrients, as well as many other factors, it is easy to understand why errors in the process can occur resulting in sub-optimal thyroid hormone production.
  • 10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism Fast!

    5 Nov 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Many people have difficulty losing weight and it is often due to their sluggish metabolism. Nevertheless, there are some simple steps you can take to immediately give your metabolism a boost.
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    Wilson Fitness

  • Download WFS App

    Jessica Wilson
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    WFS App Download Instructions: Search Google Play or Itunes App Store for MemberMe (or click here) Once downloaded, search “Wilson Fitness Studios” and select as your gym Log in with the same username and password you created in our online booking system Ta Da! Start booking classes right from your mobile devices! The post Download WFS App appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
  • WFS Member Appreciation Party!

    Jessica Wilson
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:19 pm
    WFS Member Appreciation Party Come join the Wilson Fitness Team and celebrate all the hard work you put in during every workout! We are so excited to spend some time with you outside the workouts. Feel free to bring friends, family, coworkers…everyone is welcome! Details: Location: Jak’s Tap Address: 901 W Jackson Blvd. Date: Saturday, November 15th Time: 4:00 p.m. The post WFS Member Appreciation Party! appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
  • Member Spotlight: Brenna Mccabe

    Jessica Wilson
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Member Spotlight: Brenna Mccabe Brenna Mccabe came to Wilson Fitness back in October 2013. She started off purchasing class packages because she could never “commit” to a gym. After the first couple of months coming to Wilson Fitness, Brenna started seeing results by only attending 2-4 classes a week…dropping a pant size during the “holiday” season, her body becoming more tone, and increased energy levels. Brenna found Wilson Fitness to be different than any other classes or gym she had been to in the past and was convinced She signed up for the Membership and…
  • Breakfast: Sausage Casserole

    Jessica Wilson
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Sausage Casserole | Allrecipes.com Sausage Casserole photo from allrecipes.com            Nutrition Info: √Fat = 26g √Carbs = 8g √Protein = 21.6g Nutrition information according to recipe on allrecipes.com Why We Love It: √Great tasting breakfast casserole that can be served at brunch, dinner, or you can even make it at the beginning of the week and heat it up each morning for breakfast! √Will leave you feeling full and satisfied √Excellent Protein to Carb ratio   Click Here To Get The Full Recipe From Allrecipes.com   The post Breakfast: Sausage Casserole appeared…
  • Dinner: Chinese Pepper Steak

    Jessica Wilson
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Chinese Pepper Steak | Allrecipes.com Chinese Pepper Steak photo from allrecipes.com   Nutrition Info: √Fat = 15.4g (only 3.4 saturated) √Carbs = 17g √Protein = 26g Nutrition info according to recipe on allrecipes.com Why We Love It: √Low in Saturated Fat √Mix it up by adding your fav veggies √Add to your favorite cauliflower mash Click Here To Get Full Recipe From Allrecipes.com   The post Dinner: Chinese Pepper Steak appeared first on Wilson Fitness.
 
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  • 5 Items Of Clothing That Will Surely Offend (Someone)

    kyleung
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:20 am
    Earlier this week, feminists were up in arms when Matt Taylor, a scientist on the Rosetta project, wore a shirt that featured a montage of scantily dressed women in compromising positions.read more
  • Move Into The Future

    Kelvtan
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:26 pm
    For the uninitiated, every few months in the past few years, doctored photos’ taken from the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II make it appear as if the current date matches the future date visited by Marty McFly in his time-travelling car.read more
  • Tried and Tested: Beat The Blue Ticks

    Kelvtan
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    You might have read my take on the popular messaging app’s latest functionality- blue checkmarks that appear next to any message sent, that indicate the recipient has read it. If you’re trying to avoid detection in the scenarios I mentioned here, you might want to try this workaround I found.   It’s not exactly the least tedious option, but it’ll save you some mental grief should the stakes be so high.   read more
  • Beware WhatsApp's new blue ticks

    Kelvtan
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    While you were sleeping last night, something tumultuous has happened in the world of private messaging. In the latest update of WhatsApp, a popular messaging app for most phone users, they've added a subtle change in the way messages are sent and received- two blue check marks now pop up next to a message when it's been delivered and read by the recipient. read more
  • 5 Ways To Save The S-League

    kyleung
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:48 am
    I was one of those lucky kids who had an S-League sticker album from the inaugural 1996 season, squandering pocket money in the hopes of filling the book with the photos of local soccer heroes such as Fandi Ahmad, Rafi Ali, and Steven Tan. But, fast forward 18 years, I find that nothing draws me to the competition anymore. read more
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  • Effective Weight Loss Tips & Techniques for Women

    Latika
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    Every now and then, we all want to lose some weight. It would be easier to lose weight, if we understood our bodies better. Women and men’s bodies are physiologically different. So, we have different fat storage patterns, hormones, psychology and a lot more. All of these affect the way women gain weight and so...Read More
  • 9 Wonder Foods for Diabetics

    Latika
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:20 pm
    Eating foods with whole grains, fresh veggies, fruit & protein is a key to good health. And it becomes even more important if you are suffering from something like diabetes. As a diabetic, it is even more essential to watch what you eat, and take all possible steps to control your blood sugar levels. To...Read More
  • 12 Natural & Effective Ways to Lose Weight

    Latika
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:14 pm
    You have probably heard of a number of ways to lose weight. Some natural, some artificial, some easy and some scary. But most of them can be quite difficult to put into practice, in your daily life. At Fitho, our goal is to make it simpler for you to be healthier. As a part of...Read More
  • Full Day Diet to Detox After Partying

    Latika
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:37 am
    One Full Day Detox Diet After Partying During festivals and parties, we all give our diet plans a break. And rightfully so! There is so much delicious food and drink around. Who wants to just eat lettuce and sip water & ice, all night, when there is carb loaded, deep fried and boozed up goodness...Read More
  • The 24 Minute Calorie Burner Cardio Workout

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

    Gautam
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    All of us reach that point in life when we feel thoroughly exhausted or mentally numb. Experts say that an increasing number of individuals today are getting burned out. And if one does not take a break in time, it starts affecting one’s work performance and even relationships with family and friends. Find yourself constantly feeling tired, irritable and low? You could be suffering from a burn out. Here’s what you can do… Are you constantly trying to please people? Experts say that over a period of time this will lead to tremendous mental pressure, leading to a burn out.
  • Healthy diet helps protect your kidney

    Gautam
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Andrew Smyth, MD at National University of Ireland Galway and his colleagues analyzed questionnaires completed by 544,635 participants of the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study that assessed diet quality, as well as sodium and potassium intake. A higher-quality diet, as measured using 3 different scoring systems for dietary qualities known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, was associated with a 16 percent to 23 percent reduced risk of needing dialysis or dying from kidney problems. Higher-quality diets included those high in fruits, vegetables, and…
  • When you’re obese and pregnant

    Gautam
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:53 am
    “Obese pregnant women are more likely to give birth to babies with excessive body fat and these children may grow up to be obese or overweight adults. The exact cause is not understood,” she says. Complications that obesity can cause in a pregnancy Obesity during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications such as gestational diabetes. “Diabetes during pregnancy leads to heavy babies, which may need a Caesarean delivery . In addition, obesity also increases Csection complications such as delayed healing and wound infections. Pre-eclampsia, high blood pressure and…
  • Aqua aerobics and water sports

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

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

  • Whole and Healthy: 5 Reasons to Embrace Self-Improvement

    Joyce
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    The ship of self-improvement has set sail Before I venture into opinionated territory, my thoughts here are only coming from my own personal experiences in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years. There was a time when the word “self-improvement” was all the rage, like the word swag, just without all the douchey-ness. It even earned itself a section in bookstores. You could work on your health, your fitness, your relationships, organizational skills, education, and more. I always found myself hanging out in that section. I’m sure some of you will say you’ve…
  • A Journey for the Body and Spirit: Hiking Maui’s Haleakala Crater

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

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

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

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

  • Fall Fashion with Layers, Boots, Scarves and More!

    Jenn
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Fall Fashion with Layers, Boots, Scarves and More! I love fall fashion. You can have so much fun creating layered looks. Here are three collections I put together using the amazing clothes from ModCloth.com. They have a wide selection for all of your fall fashion needs. They best part is that they are reasonably priced too. Yippee! My first fall fashion collection is for a weekend. I might visit a farmers market or have dinner with my family in this outfit. How about you? Fall Layers from ModCloth.com by comebackmomma featuring an infinity scarf My next collection is for a lunch with my…
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card Blast!

    Jenn
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form The post $100 Amazon Gift Card Blast! appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • Foodie Friday: 15 Delicious Winter Salads

    Jenn
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    Foodie Friday Collection: 15 Winter Salads Many people don’t think about salads as much in the winter, but there are many winter salads that are delicious and can even be served warm. Add hearty, in-season ingredients like beet greens, cauliflower, warm farro, and sweet potatoes for delicious and filling meals. Here is my collection for Foodie Friday. Find more inspiration at Foodie.com as well. Enjoy! Check out 15 Delicious Winter Salads by Jenn Mitchell at Foodie.com What is your favorite winter salad? The post Foodie Friday: 15 Delicious Winter Salads appeared first on Comeback…
  • How to be an After School Snack HERO

    Jenn
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    With a super picky kid like my son, it’s not easy to get him to eat his after school snacks. He especially dislikes when I serve him fresh fruit. A tried and true option for me is to use a spread that can make fruit a bit more “attractive” for him. I was really excited to hear about the new Reese’s spreads. They are a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form to help make #AnySnackPerfect! To be an after school snack hero with my son, I need to get creative. We headed over to Walmart to shop for some of the new Reese’s…
  • Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas

    Jenn
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas My family loves decorating cupcakes and Christmas is a great time of year to come up with new ideas. Here are a few of our Christmas Cupcake Creations and some links to others I’ve seen around the web that I’d like to try. Holiday Tree Cupcake This is a fun one that my son created. He used a marshmallow tree, white icing for the outer edge, red icing for the inner circle, green spiced gumdrops, and a bit of powdered sugar to simulate snowfall. I love the way it looks like a tree with shrubs.   Holiday Wreath Gingerbread Cupcake I created…
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    Fit For Real Life

  • Savor It. Or Don’t.

    Kate Galliett
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:55 pm
    “Eat it slowly! You only get your 1st beignet once.” The lead character, a chef, said to his son as he dove into a plate of beignets while walking along the streets of New Orleans. That line hit me in the face, hard. I’m not even sure what happened for the next few minutes of the movie as that line tumbled over and over again in my head…my mind exploring it, evaluating it, examining it from every angle.   I was seeing things from a whole new vantage point. First experiences. You get a lot of 1st experiences in life, but you only get all of them once. They’re not all majestic…
  • 4 Key Concepts of Injury Prevention You’re Missing

    Kate Galliett
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:24 pm
    What does it mean to be unbreakable? Does having an ‘unbreakable body’ mean you have a rock solid suit of armor for a body, a la IronMan? Does it mean having an impenetrable fortress (or ‘fort’ for you males…that’s how those words work right?) for a body? Does being unbreakable mean that you are impervious to life, gravity, and the 9-to-5 grind on your body? IronMan is a badass and all, but the answer here is a resounding NOPE. Let me explain. When we’re building a body that is durable, strong, capable of handling modern-day living, and whatever workouts and lifestyle-play…
  • What The Journey To Becoming Unbreakable Looks Like

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

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

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

  • Got 99 Problems? Try this little known trick to up your IQ and solve problems faster.

    Sukie
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:19 am
    Problem solving is actually just a series of small decisions. For example, if you’re working a complex math equation, you have to decide whether to divide or multiply first, and also which sets of numbers should be prioritized. Typically when tackling this kind of exercise, you’ll follow the rules set forth by the grand experimenters who came before you and sussed out the common truths that apply to all mathematics. But what do you do when faced with a problem you’ve never encountered before and for which there is no set of rules? What do you do when you’re creating…
  • Why Confidence Starts From the Ground Up (and How You Can Get It)

    Sukie
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    Confidence is one of those elusive things that everybody wants but no one can really define.  It’s not the absence of fear; numerous celebrities who occupy the public eye on a regular basis admit to unrelenting stage fright.  And I don’t think it’s believing in yourself more than everybody else believes in themselves.  We all have mean voices living between our ears. When you want to project confidence – for a proposal, a presentation, a career-making audition or even just walking into a party where you know your ex is going to show up with a hot date – you…
  • Check Your Motivation at the Door.

    Sukie
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Although your art may never dwell in the fleeting glow of the public eye, though your photography may not warm the halls of fine art galleries, nor your paintings decorate the halls of mansions, though your jewelery might not drape the necks of Hollywood starlets, create them anyway. Though the words and sentences and paragraphs and pages in your notebook may never attract a publisher’s eye, never be bound into a book held in the hands of millions, write them anyway. Write, paint, craft and build, falling into the creative vortex with all of your focus, your attention, your soul. …
  • The Dangerous Viper that Lurks Behind Ignoring Your No

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

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

  • Team Report: Relentless Detroit 2014

    Team elitefts
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Last weekend, in one of the most highly revered powerlifting meets in the sport, Marshall Johnson, Jo Jordan, and Julia Ladewski fought hard for more than personal satisfaction. Through their multiple powerlifting meets, Relentless raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, all of which goes to families with sick and struggling children. In our typical elitefts™ fashion, we’re giving you the stories of this particular Relentless weekend straight from the source. In this three-way meet report, Johnson, Jordan, and Ladewski share everything that came together to create a weekend of…
  • How Well Do You Know Team elitefts?

    Team elitefts
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Old family photo albums are fun. There are the old pets we forgot about, the creepy uncle we’re all kind of glad passed away (but no one wants to admit it), and the hideous hair and clothing styles of the past. Unfortunately, photo albums are also outdated; does anyone even print photos anymore? We’ve all gone digital and that’s okay. To show an appreciation for the past, though, we’re sharing some old family photos of the members of Team elitefts — and we’re giving you a chance to test your knowledge. In the seventeen photos below, team members are any age…
  • Andy Deck Battles Hard for Maryland’s Strongest Man

    Andy Deck
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    I have now competed in Maryland’s Strongest Man (MSM) five times. I am happy to say that the most recent competition is the best run I’ve been a part of. First and foremost, I need to give a pat on the back to Jon Ward and Colosseum Gym for doing what I thought could not be done: running a huge number of athletes (80-90 total) through five events, in a short period of time that allowed warmups for each event. All athletes even had enough down time between events to not feel rushed. To Jon, JD, Ian, Matt, and all the other guys and girls who worked, judged, loaded, scored, set up, cleaned…
  • The Mountain Dog Diet: A Healthier Way to Get Lean/Add Muscle…or Both!

    John Meadows
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Originally published on July 23, 2010 Several months ago I sat in front of a nurse at my place of work after she received my report on my cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood pressure. I work at a Bank, and it’s pretty cool that they offer free cholesterol screening and all kinds of other nice benefits. Anyways, she looked very puzzled. She was comparing my results from 2 years prior, to my most recent results. She finally blurted out “what did you do to improve this profile so much.” My answer nearly floored her. Well Nancy, I started: Cooking in virgin coconut oil, and grass-fed…
  • Four Simple Ways to Increase Volume

    Brandon Smitley
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Since joining team elitefts™, a common question I continue to see on the Q&A section is how to improve lifts by bringing up weak points. We are in a time where knowledge is plentiful, and everyone has his or her own way of going about programming and increasing his or her lifts. However, I think one aspect that is overlooked is just doing more work. This doesn’t mean that you need to go crazy by doing sets upon sets of squats. I’m talking about intelligently improving your lifts by doing extra work with minimal additional time. Some of these tips are pretty common, but many…
 
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    Thrive Personal Fitness

  • Advice for Visiting Someone if YOU have a Special Diet Ep 118

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question, what if you visit someone’s home and YOU have a special diet? In this video: Communication! Your Packing List. The post Advice for Visiting Someone if YOU have a Special Diet Ep 118 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • The Best Fit Things To Do On Oahu

    Pamela Hernandez
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    When you book a trip to Oahu you will probably find yourself booking a hotel in Waikiki. All the major hotel chains are present and there is easy access to the beach, surf lessons, high end shopping and familiar restaurants. My husband and I stayed there because of our love of Hyatt hotels; both the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place hotels are within blocks of each other. However if you really want to experience Oahu you need to GET OUT of Waikiki. The best fit things to do are away from the over crowded and artificially created beach front. Here’s my list of the must not miss things for your…
  • Farmers Market Finds for November

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    I am excited that the Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open all winter long. I may not be there for the opening bell at 9 am, perhaps waiting a little bit for the morning chill to subside, but I plan on going as often as I can. I realize the selection will be smaller but I’ve been told I’ll be surprised by the variety. No matter the weather, there are a few vendors I feel I can count on to always be there. I am feeling confident that the things I love from them will be available no matter what the weather. I am counting on my newest favorite to keep me warm on a cold winter morning.
  • My Favorite 3 Quick and Easy Fitness Finds This Month

    Pamela Hernandez
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    When I decided to start writing a monthly favorite things list I made a commitment to follow the Zaxxon rule. If you’re a listener of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast you are familiar with the Zaxxon rule. In case you haven’t stumbled on this gem and have no idea what I am talking about here is the rule, as defined by the PCHH team: The Zaxxon Rule states that one will not talk about some thing, event, situation, etc. that the other people in the conversation cannot relate to, easily participate in, or enjoy. For instance, it is against the Zaxxon rule to brag about buying a Zaxxon and…
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention: Stop Blaming and Start Acting

    Michelle Carlson
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    While I’m enjoying some much needed R&R, I have a wonderful guest post from a friend I made at IDEA World Fitness. Michelle Carlson is a personal training with her own amazing fitness success story. She travels the world helping women who have been victims of human trafficking and helps kids at home through the Nike Safe Spaces program. Her work with kids (plus having a couple of her own) made her the perfect person to share how WE can help stem the tide of childhood obesity in American. Michelle and her family. There seems to be an alarming trend among our youth today. No,…
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    Living Smart Girl

  • Not a Pretty Sight This Morning

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Warning.. the images in this post are very graphic!!   I was awaken this morning at about 7 am, to our front door shutting.  I figured hubby was going out hunting so I got up to look out my bedroom window.  Hubby was standing in the yard, and seen me in the window and he pointed down at the lake (which is frozen).  I wasn’t sure what he was pointing at, except I seen a huge lump of something greyish black and didn’t know what it was.   We are about 125 yards from where the lump on the lake was.   I headed downstairs to the kitchen window and grabbed the binoculars to…
  • Fall Giveaway Link Up

    Sheila Thomas
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The post Fall Giveaway Link Up appeared first on Living Smart Girl.
  • Get plugged in when you’re on vacation

    Sheila Thomas
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Technology helps keep you close to home even when you’re far away Remember when you used to go on vacation to get away from it all? These days are over now that we have a battery of high-tech tools which keep us connected with our daily lives even when we’re miles away from home. Here’s a quick guide to getting the best out of technology so you can keep in touch with the wider world, share good times with friends and family or get the skinny on the best local attractions. Tablets and smartphones With free wi-fi available almost everywhere, a tablet or smartphone could become your…
  • Grab an LG OLED at Best Buy for Under Your Tree

    Sheila Thomas
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    Disclosure ~ The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. The technology behind televisions has certainly come a long way. From black and white to color, the invention of the remote, to flat screens and LCDs. The transition from then to now is astounding and the newest developments are truly stunning. Best Buy has always made keeping up with – and saving on – the latest technology easy and the LG OLED TV is no exception. What is OLED you might ask? It is the newest revolution in television…
  • Comfort in One Pot with Crock Pot Cooking #Foodie

    Sheila Thomas
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Check out Comfort in one Pot – Crock Pot Cooking by Sheila Cooper Thomas at Foodie.com   Disclosure ~  Living Smart Girl is bringing you this great sponsored post in collaboration with #Foodie @foodie  @foodiebyglam Winter is here and that means for me, lots of cooking in the crock pot.  One would think since I live in the frozen tundra (Minnesota) that I would rather have my oven on all day to keep the house warm, but nope.  I like my crock pot meals for winter.   In summer we tend to grill a lot so I barely use the crock pot.  Meals done in the crock pot are always a…
 
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    RITTER Sports Performance

  • Strength and Aging

    RITTERSP
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    “How old is too old for strength training?” is the question I explore in my latest post on USMS.org.
  • Strength and Size

    RITTERSP
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:21 am
    I tackle the often misunderstood concept of “Strength and Size” in my latest article on USMS.org. Getting stronger doesn’t have to mean getting bigger.
  • 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.
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    BLOGGING ALL THINGS HEALTH & FITNESS

  • The Benefits of Protein Shakes Post-Training.

    Trish Gardiner
    26 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    When you push through a tough training session your muscles are constantly challenged, and their fibres begin to break down and sustain damage, (not a bad thing).The process of repairing and rebuilding those fibers called, muscle protein synthesis, uses amino acids from protein to encourage healthy recovery and muscle growth (a really good thing). Although any nutritious source of protein will help the process along, there are few clear advantages to drinking protein shakes after exercise. Protein powder is an isolated nutrient source, so it provides a lot of nutrition for relatively few…
  • Trish’s Paleo Bar Lemon Cheesecake Pots

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

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

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

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

  • Tex-Mex Pork Chops

    jillknapp
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:56 pm
      This low crab dinner is amazing.  A must try!! Tex-Mex Pork Chops This is a quick, one-skillet dish with an ole’ touch. From More Diabetic Meals in 30 Minutes – Or Less, by Robyn Webb, MS Serves 6; Servig size: 3 oz Prep time: 25 minutes Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 6 (5 oz) boneless pork loin chops 1 1/2 cup salsa 4 oz diced green chilies 1/2 tsp ground cumin Preparation 1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and saute for about 3 minutes on each side. 2. Add the remaining ingredients. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • What pregnant moms need to know about gestational diabetes

    jillknapp
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Gestational diabetes affects about 4% or all pregnant women.The cause of gestational diabetes is unknown all though there are some clues. Gestational diabetes starts when your body is not able to make and use all the insulin it needs for pregnancy. Without enough insulin, glucose cannot leave the blood and be changed in to energy. Now although you cannot prevent gestational diabetes, it would help if you stay at a good weight during pregnancy and if you do end up with gestational diabetes you can follow doctor’s orders for a special meal plan and scheduled physical activity.Your doctor most…
  • Type 2 Diabetes

    jillknapp
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:56 pm
  • Meal plan Monday

    jillknapp
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:43 pm
    What’s Cooking??? Having Diabetes I have learned it’s better to plan out what my family is eating Monday.  Having a plan helps me know what I am making in advance and so I won’t be tempted to just throw together a not so healthy meal because I am in a hurry.  I don’t always get to eat what my family is eating but most of the time if I make a plan I do.  We have had Taco Sunday for years.  It is easy and I make and freeze the ground turkey in advance for 4 weeks at a time so all I have to do is defrost the meat.  I love Taco Sunday because it is a tradition now. …
  • So happy when my blood sugar is under 100

    jillknapp
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
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  • Advice for Visiting Someone if YOU have a Special Diet Ep 118

    Pamela Hernandez
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Personal Trainer Pamela Hernandez answers a viewer’s question, what if you visit someone’s home and YOU have a special diet? In this video: Communication! Your Packing List. The post Advice for Visiting Someone if YOU have a Special Diet Ep 118 appeared first on Thrive Personal Fitness.
  • The Best Fit Things To Do On Oahu

    Pamela Hernandez
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    When you book a trip to Oahu you will probably find yourself booking a hotel in Waikiki. All the major hotel chains are present and there is easy access to the beach, surf lessons, high end shopping and familiar restaurants. My husband and I stayed there because of our love of Hyatt hotels; both the Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place hotels are within blocks of each other. However if you really want to experience Oahu you need to GET OUT of Waikiki. The best fit things to do are away from the over crowded and artificially created beach front. Here’s my list of the must not miss things for your…
  • Farmers Market Finds for November

    Pamela Hernandez
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    I am excited that the Farmers Market of the Ozarks will be open all winter long. I may not be there for the opening bell at 9 am, perhaps waiting a little bit for the morning chill to subside, but I plan on going as often as I can. I realize the selection will be smaller but I’ve been told I’ll be surprised by the variety. No matter the weather, there are a few vendors I feel I can count on to always be there. I am feeling confident that the things I love from them will be available no matter what the weather. I am counting on my newest favorite to keep me warm on a cold winter morning.
  • My Favorite 3 Quick and Easy Fitness Finds This Month

    Pamela Hernandez
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    When I decided to start writing a monthly favorite things list I made a commitment to follow the Zaxxon rule. If you’re a listener of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast you are familiar with the Zaxxon rule. In case you haven’t stumbled on this gem and have no idea what I am talking about here is the rule, as defined by the PCHH team: The Zaxxon Rule states that one will not talk about some thing, event, situation, etc. that the other people in the conversation cannot relate to, easily participate in, or enjoy. For instance, it is against the Zaxxon rule to brag about buying a Zaxxon and…
  • Childhood Obesity Prevention: Stop Blaming and Start Acting

    Michelle Carlson
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    While I’m enjoying some much needed R&R, I have a wonderful guest post from a friend I made at IDEA World Fitness. Michelle Carlson is a personal training with her own amazing fitness success story. She travels the world helping women who have been victims of human trafficking and helps kids at home through the Nike Safe Spaces program. Her work with kids (plus having a couple of her own) made her the perfect person to share how WE can help stem the tide of childhood obesity in American. Michelle and her family. There seems to be an alarming trend among our youth today. No,…
 
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  • Fall Fashion with Layers, Boots, Scarves and More!

    Jenn
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Fall Fashion with Layers, Boots, Scarves and More! I love fall fashion. You can have so much fun creating layered looks. Here are three collections I put together using the amazing clothes from ModCloth.com. They have a wide selection for all of your fall fashion needs. They best part is that they are reasonably priced too. Yippee! My first fall fashion collection is for a weekend. I might visit a farmers market or have dinner with my family in this outfit. How about you? Fall Layers from ModCloth.com by comebackmomma featuring an infinity scarf My next collection is for a lunch with my…
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card Blast!

    Jenn
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here. Entry-Form The post $100 Amazon Gift Card Blast! appeared first on Comeback Momma.
  • Foodie Friday: 15 Delicious Winter Salads

    Jenn
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:25 am
    Foodie Friday Collection: 15 Winter Salads Many people don’t think about salads as much in the winter, but there are many winter salads that are delicious and can even be served warm. Add hearty, in-season ingredients like beet greens, cauliflower, warm farro, and sweet potatoes for delicious and filling meals. Here is my collection for Foodie Friday. Find more inspiration at Foodie.com as well. Enjoy! Check out 15 Delicious Winter Salads by Jenn Mitchell at Foodie.com What is your favorite winter salad? The post Foodie Friday: 15 Delicious Winter Salads appeared first on Comeback…
  • How to be an After School Snack HERO

    Jenn
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:57 am
    With a super picky kid like my son, it’s not easy to get him to eat his after school snacks. He especially dislikes when I serve him fresh fruit. A tried and true option for me is to use a spread that can make fruit a bit more “attractive” for him. I was really excited to hear about the new Reese’s spreads. They are a perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors in spreadable form to help make #AnySnackPerfect! To be an after school snack hero with my son, I need to get creative. We headed over to Walmart to shop for some of the new Reese’s…
  • Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas

    Jenn
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas My family loves decorating cupcakes and Christmas is a great time of year to come up with new ideas. Here are a few of our Christmas Cupcake Creations and some links to others I’ve seen around the web that I’d like to try. Holiday Tree Cupcake This is a fun one that my son created. He used a marshmallow tree, white icing for the outer edge, red icing for the inner circle, green spiced gumdrops, and a bit of powdered sugar to simulate snowfall. I love the way it looks like a tree with shrubs.   Holiday Wreath Gingerbread Cupcake I created…
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  • The Superhero Workout: How To Hulk Up & Shred Fat

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I’ve been getting a ton of questions and emails lately about workouts… Many of them are the usual questions like “what kind of workout are you doing these days bro” Or… “Send me a workout plan dude” Or… “I’ve been stuck on the same workout for a while and I’m bored as hell”… I guess when it comes to finding ways to workout that aren’t boring as hell… …the struggle is ALL TO REAL. So I decided to write this post for three reasons: (1) to show you some of the stuff I’ve been up to in the gym lately; and (2) give you a few new creative…
  • 17 Workout Finishers That Burn Fat Fast

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

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

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

    Jamin Thompson
    29 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Over the years I’ve tried and experimented with just about every exercise and training tool out there… …Dyno, Prowler, Tires, Sleds, Barbells, Dumbbells, Bodyweight, TRX, Kamagon Balls, Ropes, Rings, Sandbags, Stairs, Hills… …Sledgehammers, Kegs, Atlas Stones, Bodyweight, Bootleg Home Depot Creations…etc. The list goes on and on. I’m always trying to come up with new ways to push myself. New ways to get stronger. New ways to improve my conditioning. New ways to crush old PR’s. New ways to take it to the next level. New ways to kick more ass.
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  • Ruslan Albegov 210kg Snatch Almaty 2014 World Championships

    Gregor
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Here is Ruslan Albegov’s 210kg Snatch from the 2014 World Championships in partial slow mo and realtime. After missing his opener at 203kg, he came back for 205 on his second and 210 on his third attempt. (Watch his 209kg Snatch from the 2013 Worlds here.) (Video also on Facebook, and @atginsta) His Future Plans: First get recover from smaller injuries that crept in. In January he will miss the Russian Cup. After a consultation with his personal trainer Kazbek Zoloev (who btw is a former arm wrestler) they will decide what competitions to prepare for. His participation at Europeans will…
  • Mohamed Ehab 152kg Snatch Almaty 2014 World Championships

    Gregor
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    Here is Mohamed Ehab’s 152kg Snatch from the 2014 World Championships. (Video also on Facebook, and @atginsta) He went 3/3 in the Snatch with 145, 149 and 152 which earned him the Snatch Bronze Medal and is actually pretty close to his training PRs. The Clean & Jerk didn’t start out as planned as he missed his opner at 177. He came back out for the same weight and nailed it on his second attempt. For his third attempt he increased to 182kg. This lift gave him bodyweight advantage over Kim Myong Hyok from North Korea. Result: Silver medal in the Total with 334kg! (also Egypian…
  • Lu Xiaojun Bottom Up Overhead Squats *Update* 220kg

    Gregor
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:58 am
    Meanwhile in China … Lu Xiaojun does Bottom-up Overhead Squats (Dead Overhead Squats) with 180kg. Here, Lu Xiaojun is using this movement during a mid-week session to train his support strength and practice his balance in the catch position. Notice how he finds his balance point before standing. (via Ma Strength) Update 20.11.2014: 220kg Update 24.10.2014: Here he does it with 200kg More Lu: 176kg Snatch World Record 260kg Pause Squat in the 2013 Worlds Training Hall Lu Bends Lu Raises Lu Xiaojun Bottom Up Overhead Squats *Update* 220kg is a post by Gregor from All Things Gym.
  • Aleksey Lovchev 257kg Clean & Jerk Almaty 2014 World Championships

    Gregor
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    2014 World Championships Highlight … Aleksey Lovchev’s 257kg Gold Medal Clean & Jerk. Yes he had a bad day in the Snatch (his 195kg Snatch in the warm up area had us hoping for a good session), but this 257kg in my opinion made up for it in my book. 257kg is even 1kg heavier than what he did in the Russian Championships (212 + 256). Subscribe to the All Things Gym YouTube Channel and Follow @atginsta on Instagram (Video also on Facebook, and @atginsta) Trivia: he became the third Russian lifter to win Clean and Jerk in men’s +105kg,  after Evgeny Chigishev (RUS, 2007) and…
  • Weightlifting News – Video Evidence & International Competitions in North Korea

    Gregor
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Quick News Update, so we are all on the same page. Video Evidence to Avoid Judging Errors (via): Remember when Simplice Ribouem (Australia) was denied a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games because of a judging error? Of course that was just one of the major errors in recent times Well, the IWF reacted and starting with the 2014 Youth World Championships in Lima, Peru, it will introduce 3 cameras that will provide views from the judges’ line of sight. North Korea: North Korea expressed interest in holding international weightlifting competitions on their soil. (via) While they want…
 
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  • Clubbell 5x5

    Scott Andrew Bird
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Clubbell 5x5.Looks great. Clubbell 5x5 is Alberto Gallazi's take on the classic 5x5 approach, applied specifically to club training. Simple idea, with an awful lot behind it. We'll be taking a closer look at the entire package shortly, but suffice to say there are a number of manuals and videos included. For the full list : clubbell5x5.com Good stuff. Ready to transform yourself? Whether you're just starting out or have been training for years, grab the Straight to the Bar Strength Kit - an ever-growing collection of free resources that will help you become stronger, faster and in much better…
  • Gymchat 263 - Building an Indestructible Body (Logan Christopher)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    Logan Christopher.Whether you're training specifically for strength or just for general fitness, chances are that you're keen to avoid illness and injury wherever possible. This idea of being 'indestructible' - and being tough enough to tackle anything - is exactly what we'll be talking about this week. Joining us is 'Physical Culture Renaissance Man' Logan Christopher, and Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We love hearing from as many people as possible. Join Logan and Josh on the Hangout, or fire in your questions via the Q&A. Full details below. And if…
  • Looking At : Nov 9, 2014

    Scott Andrew Bird
    8 Nov 2014 | 9:37 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. Creating Replacement Organs Using Various Technologies : Fascinating race. Pulse Oximeter Module in Google's 'Project Ara' : One of many health-monitoring modules being developed for Google's upcoming 'Project Ara' - a pulse oximeter. Smart Fabrics Will Soon Provide More Health Data Than Devices : This is certainly a rapidly growing area - 'sensor-laden workout clothing'. Fantastic. Storing Genomes in the Cloud : Say…
  • Diamond-Cut Abs

    Scott Andrew Bird
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    Diamond-Cut Abs.Looking forward to this one. We'll be discussing the topic of 'finding things to read' in this week's Gymchat, but suffice to say that the next one on my own list is Danny Kavadlo's Diamond-Cut Abs. Looks great. To give you an idea of what it's all about (although the title probably says quite a lot), a piece of one of the reviews on the main page : The section on nutrition is awesome, stressing the "practical over the theoretical" (p32). He doesn't worry about fat grams, macros, calorie counting or weight scales (unless it involves throwing them out) but rather wholesome and…
  • Gymchat 262 - Learning from Experts Outside of Your Discipline (Frank DiMeo)

    Scott Andrew Bird
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Frank DiMeo.When you're focussed on strength, does it really help to devote time to learning other topics? Absolutely. This week we'll be exploring what/how often/why; no matter what those other topics are. Helping explain how all this works is Strength Coach Frank DiMeo, together with Personal Trainer and Strength Athlete Josh Hewett. Fantastic. NB : We love hearing from as many people as possible. Join Frank and Josh on the Hangout, or fire in your questions via the Q&A. Full details below. And if you'd like to point your friends/colleagues to the discussion, just use the 'share' button at…
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    Finding My Fitness

  • The Ultimate Guide To The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

    jason
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    The turkey: the keystone of all traditional American Thanksgivings, so much so that they even make them out of soy (what don’t they make out of soy these days?). A lot of people are afraid of messing up the turkey. You don’t have to be an expert chef to be an expert turkey handler. In this post, I’ll cover the preparation, presentation and provide some tips along the way. Choosing Your Turkey If you go turkey shopping, you’ll quickly see that there are many sizes to choose from. How do you know which size to get? A good rule of thumb is to figure about a pound of turkey per person…
  • Why Sleep Can Make Slow-Carb Even Easier

    jason
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    photo by peasap, licensed under creative commons In the battle for a better body and better all-round health, diet and exercise are rightly considered two fundamental elements on which your success is based. But there’s another hugely important aspect which is often overlooked – getting a good nights sleep. Proper rest should be considered at least as valuable as diet and exercise, as there’s some hugely important things that happen to your body while you rest that can make a massive difference to your health and fitness. The Science of Sleep Working out, either by lifting weights…
  • Planning Your Success To Be Fit

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

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

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

    michael
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Pain In The Back of Knee If you are suffering from posterior knee pain, which is back of knee pain, it can be caused from several different factors. This type of pain can gradually develop which may be an indication that there is a problem with some part of the knee. If there is an injury that has occurred, then the pain will develop suddenly. In some cases, people will have the feeling of an achy back of the knee pain, while others could find restrictions in the movement of their knee due to a sharp pain or from swelling. I have put together a small collection of articles and videos to…
  • What Are The Risks With Protein Deficiency

    michael
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Protein Deficiency Risks If your are not eating enough protein and have a protein deficiency then you are not only missing out on the health benefits but you may also be doing some damage to your overall health. In this post I will be looking deeper at some of the affects a lack of protein can have and list the main five risks of protein deficiency. 1. Retaining Fluid Having enough protein can help balance the fluid in your body. Not taking in enough protein can interfere with keeping this fluid balance and lead to fluid retention. Retaining fluid can lead to the swelling of your stomach,…
  • Just What Is CrossFit Fitness?

    michael
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    CrossFit, What is It? I am sure by now you have heard about CrossFit, the type of fitness training developed in 2000 by Lauren Jenai and Greg Glassman. Since its beginning, the huge following of CrossFit has lead to the opening of over 10,000 CrossFit gyms all over the world. This post will help give you a basic understanding of CrossFit and give you an idea if this is something you would want to try. The Basics of CrossFit One of the things Crossfit aims to achieve is an improvement to your fitness levels in multiple areas. It improves your cardiovascular fitness, speed, agility,…
  • 5 Simple Steps To Maximize Calories Burned Walking

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

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

    Kim
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    I  know this sounds like such a weird combo, but it works. So yummy. Give it a try and let me know what you think. 1 (6 oz) package fresh baby spinach 1/2 small red or sweet onion, sliced very thin 1 cup diced pineapple 2 ripe bananas, sliced on the diagonal into thin discs 1 tsp sesame oil 3 Tbsp sweet red chile sauce 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar dash soy sauce chopped walnuts (optional) Wash and dry the baby spinach, put in bowl, then toss in onions and put in refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes, along with salad plates. Meanwhile, make dressing by whisking together in a glass bowl the sesame…
  • Is Sitting The New Smoking??

    Kim
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Over the past few years, that’s the new thing in fitness. Our society (Americans) have become very sedentary. The CDC recommends adults 18 to 64 exercise moderately for two-and-a-half hours per week. In action the average American only does 17 minutes of activities/day.WHOA!!!  On average Americans sit for 13 hours/day. According to James Levine, an endocrinologist and researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.  The human body is designed to move and You need to move your body. If you stop your body, idle it—which sitting is—it crumbles on every level.” Some call…
  • How to Recognize Your Unhealthy Eating Triggers

    Kim
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Understanding emotional eating is critical to maintaining a healthy body weight. And even if your weight is right where it needs to be, if you are eating the wrong foods, it will cause your body to get out of whack. We are one of the few mammals that eat to do more than to satisfy hunger. Us humans will find any reason to eat a reward, relieve stress, and provide a sense of comfort and support. [Tweet “Recognizing your unhealthy eating triggers is important so you do not sabotage your exercise and nutritional plans “]for a healthier and happier you. When you eat for the wrong…
  • 6 Sweet Steps to Stop Those Sugar Cravings

    Kim
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    If you are absolutely unsuccessful in steering clear of the wonderfully sweet taste of sugar, you shouldn’t feel bad. That is because your brain is hardwired to demand, crave and beg for sugary tasting sweets and treats. Take the 7 steps below and you can find yourself crushing those sugar cravings once and for all, in spite of your natural desire. Eat Breakfast Several studies have shown that those people who eat a healthy breakfast crave less sugars, sweets and unhealthy treats during the day. And when you combine this tip with number 2 below, you will be even more successful in…
  • Does It Take 21 Days To Build A Habit?

    Kim
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    For years, we’ve heard the phrase, it takes 21 days to build a habit. Do it for 21 days and you will burn the habit into your brain. Well did you know where that came from? Back in the 50s a plastic surgeon noticed that after surgery it took about 21 day for the brain to adapt to the changes.  He then applied it to himself to see if that could be applied to behavior change and wrote a hugely successful book and from that point forward it has been stated by every self help guru that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Now.. for the sake of round numbers you could extend that to 30 days…
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  • A Workout to Make You Workout!

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:14 pm
    The hardest part about exercise is just getting started! I think that most of us have the “grit” to get through a reasonable workout once […] Get Started with an Exercise Menu Workout Plan! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Every Muscle 500 Rep Workout Routine

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    I hope you enjoyed the 4-minute Tabata workout routine yesterday! Talk about tough! But you have to admit that the trade-off is fair. 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! ]]
  • The Workout To Do When Sick

    Jacques Courseault, M.D.
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Working out when sick may be good, or it may be bad… It really depends not only on how sick you are, but it also […] 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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  • How to Make Healthy Holiday Sides

    Noel
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    This is a post by Rebel Chef Noel. Rebels! It’s time for a little roleplaying game. This is a solo adventure, and you’re armed with a few cooking skills that you’ve managed to pick up along your journey… Situation 1: You’ve been asked to bring a side dish to a family gathering or workplace potluck. In years past, you’ve run out to the store last minute and picked up a bag of dinner rolls, a pre-made pie, or a few cans of creamed corn. But you’ve dedicated this year to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and you’re determined to stay focused during…
  • Get Healthy Like Mr. Spock

    Staci
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:42 am
    This article was written by NF Team Member Staci. Five years and over six hundred articles published, and not a single one about Star Trek. Seems pretty inconceivable. But alas, it’s true. So today we’re going to change that by taking a look at one of Star Trek’s most famous characters – the green blooded hobgoblin, Mr. Spock. Spock is one of the most interesting (and, in this nerd’s humble opinion, greatest) characters of of all times. You see, it’seasy to pick Spock out from the rest of the crew. He’s a nerd; he doesn’t fit in. If his pointy ears and…
  • Ditch the Sorting Hat. Choose Your Own Adventure!

    Steve
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:22 am
    Imagine you’ve just arrived as a first-year wizard at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’re scared, you’re alone, and you have no clue what’s happening. At your first dinner in the Greart Hall, complete with four incredibly long tables, floating candles, and headless ghosts, you’re sheepishly lead to the front of the room where an oversized hat is placed on your head. You’re told you’re to join one of the four houses. Whether you’re put in the house of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin, you’ll spend the…
  • 5 Rules When Eating Out to Stay Healthy

    Steve
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:59 am
    What is it about eating out at restaurants that can derail months of hard work? Sure, it’s easy to prepare meals at home when you are in control of your batcave and all of the ingredients that end up on your plate, but once you head out to dinner it’s like a switch is flipped and suddenly we’re eating like Cookie Monster because “we’re eating out.” If you tend to eat out a lot for whatever reason, making a few key changes to how you order off the menu can drastically contribute to your success in staying (or getting) healthy. Today, we’re going to…
  • Do you avoid photos? Announcing ZFG Day!

    Steve
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    I want to start today off with a riddle: “What is going on right now that hasn’t happened ever since the beginning of time, but is soon guaranteed to never ever happen again?” Today. I’ve been thinking a lot about “today” lately, and all of the memories that can get made in a day. It’s kind of cool to think that what happened today will never happen again…but also kind of scary. I remember watching people of all shapes and sizes be 100% themselves at Camp Nerd Fitness, and remembering “I’ll never forget today.” It was awesome to watch…
 
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  • The Aromatic Pet

    Healing Hands
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:16 am
    In Elizabethan times, the best perfumes would make one smell ‘as sweet as any lady’s dog’. Contrary to what you may be thinking, this was never said in jest. Indeed, the animal would have costly aromatics rubbed into its coat before being carried around by its owner when making social calls. Judging by the soporific […]
  • Home Sweet Home – Essential Oils in Your House

    Healing Hands
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    Although essential oils are potent antiseptics, most are too expensive for the average homemaker to use freely for such purposes as one would normally use household disinfectant, so the best way to ensure that your home is fragrant and germ free is to make good use of the vaporiser. However, there are several other ways […]
  • How To Build Quality Muscle Through Burpees With a Push-Up Superset

    Fitness Freak
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    Nowadays a lot of people are committed to stay fit and to look their best but it isn’t an easy goal. You have to devote a lot of time to it, and time has become one of the most expensive commodities in this busy world of ours so we have no choice but to plan […]
  • How the Reformer Can Open and Tighten Your Hips

    Fitness Freak
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    To many people today the dream of firm, perfectly toned and supple hips remains just that: a dream. Firming up the muscles of the hips is a never ending battle, and sadly, a losing battle, especially for most women. I have seen women with good upper bodies and good legs but with hips that are […]
  • How to Gain Body Mass on Women’s Legs

    Fitness Freak
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    In the era when we spend hour after hour sitting in front of the computer working, chatting or simply browsing, staying fit and healthy has become one of the major concerns. Therefore, one of the biggest dilemmas nowadays is which fitness program to enrol, or more precisely how to pick one from a wide offer. […]
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  • How to Wrap Your Hands for Boxing Competition

    Lisa Creech Bledsoe
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:49 am
    When you’re training for boxing, you’ll probably wear regular boxing wraps or gel gloves underneath your boxing gloves for protection and support. When you compete under the USA Boxing sanction, the rules on what you can use to wrap your hands, and how you must wrap them, are very specific. Ringside did a particularly good video on this, and it’s well worth watching the entire 16 minute video (and there’s a funny treat at the end). It’s worth mentioning that they got the rules wrong about one thing. According to the most recent Competition Rulebook, which took…
  • How Amateur Boxing Matches are REALLY Made

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

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

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

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

    Jackie Willey
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    Dry Falls, North Carolina Who doesn’t love a waterfall?  Growing up  in Pittsburgh every time we had an out-of-town visitor we made the drive to Niagra Falls.  It was there that I fell in love with waterfalls.  A few damp trips on Niagra Fall’s  Maid of the Mist tour boat gave me an up close look at the power of water.  Observing the power of a thundering fall is to see the power of nature. Here in the south we are lucky to have a lot of beautiful waterfalls. One of my favorite southern waterfalls is Dry Falls.   Though located northwest of Highlands, NC it is almost as…
  • HotHands Hand Warmers

    Jackie Willey
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    HotHands It is hard to believe that here it is November 14 and we are already deep into 20 degree weather with a windchill of 14 degrees.  That would be abnormally cold for Atlanta even in the middle of January much less in November. Getting out of bed and bundling up for a walk is hard when when it is cold and windy.  Yet I know my day will be better if I start it with a walk.  I learned long ago that for me walking is a sure way to chase away the blues. I am always looking for things that will make me more comfortable on my morning walks. In the summer that means wick away clothing but…
  • Book Review – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

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

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

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

    Chad
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    One of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes is ginger. It can add a little zing to the dish as well act as a preservative. Ginger is used in many stir fries and soups. In some dishes it is added whole and just left to increase the flavor without eating it. One dish is the Thai dish of Tom Yum Guy. Many who first eat it fall in love with the flavor. However, many fail to realize there are whole parts of ginger in it. If a person bites into a piece it is very strong. But once realized it is just there to add flavor and not to be eaten, the soup is very enjoyable. With so much ginger used…
  • How Much Exercise is Required to Burn off This?

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

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

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

    Chad
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    In our last post we went over some exercises that were used for warm up and ones that only used body weight. If you have progressed passed the point of using just your body weight you can move into using either dumbbells, barbells, or kettlebells to add additional weight and to use different exercises. Here are some of the common shoulder exercises with weights on fitness boot camp holidays. The shoulders are used in almost every activity of the upper body. Therefore it is important to have strong shoulders that are also stable. When the shoulders are trained and strong it will also help our…
 
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  • What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

    Stephy
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    I saw this posted question the other day and it made me pause. It’s an interesting question to ponder. Now that my daughter is entering her teen years and has started to experience all that goes with it, it has put me in a reflective mood. She has already begun dealing with friend drama, body image worries, and embarrassing parents.  I want to let her experience things without being a helicopter parent, but also benefit from the knowledge that I have. I didn’t have a picture perfect childhood and want to do whatever I can to prevent her from experiencing some of it.  I see…
  • Weightlifting Girls Say The Darndest Things…

    Stephy
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    For those weightlifting ladies…A video from Catalyst Athletics highlighting all the awesome things weightlifting girls say… My personal favorite line “you probably would have made that if you had a pink shirt on…” Shit Weightlifting Girls Say… Weightlifting Girls Say The Darndest Things… is a post from: Live Fit and Sore Tweet This Post
  • Have you ever eaten Pomegranate Seeds? 

    Stephy
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    Pomegranate seeds are antioxidant rich, and have shown to aid in the prevention of heart disease and cancer. One pomegranate contains approximately 50 percent of your daily vitamin C, as well as pantothenic acid (B5), which may help with muscle cramping and prevent insulin resistance. I find them to be very refreshing but not in the same way a grape is. They are less sweet than a grape, akin to a cranberry but not as tart in my opinion. Why Pomegranate Seeds Are So Good for You Top 10 Reasons to Love the Pomegranate Looking for a new twist on a Thanksgiving side meal?  Try making…
  • Obesity: What Can You Do

    Stephy
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    I’ve shared a few interesting links the past few days about health and nutrition in case you missed them… 20 Nutrition Facts That Should be Common Sense (But Aren’t) 12 Graphs That Show Why People Get Fat A few posts ago, I shared how the fact that people are getting fatter and sicker became crystal clear after my recent trip to Disney. Seeing the reality of how fat people are outside of my microcosm is still on my mind. “People are fatter and sicker than ever before. Obesity rates have tripled since 1980 and have increased particularly fast in children. The reason why this has…
  • Education: Doing Right By Our Kids

    Stephy
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:48 am
    I’m going to stray from my usual theme, so be forewarned… Earlier this week, I read a short article by Walter E. Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University, regarding educational fraud.  As many of you know, I spent seven years at K12, an online education company that offers an alternative to students who, for many different reasons, are not able to thrive in a traditional school setting. While there are issues with the way online educational companies are being run, the issues they are trying to address are very real. And the long term effects of not addressing the…
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  • Sweat On The Road (Bodyweight Workout)

    Heather Blackmon
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    I’m getting ready to start a week of travel for Thanksgiving, which can often throw a wrench into your fitness schedule. Although I prefer to plan ahead to find a gym in the area, there are times that it’s just not going to happen. For those times, it’s best to have a backup plan. Because you certainly don’t need a gym to get a workout. You can get your sweat on in a hotel room with absolutely no equipment. And I want to help you do just that! As always, be sure to focus concentrate on good form throughout the workout. It’s better to take it slow, take a break,…
  • Make A Healthier Thanksgiving Feast

    Heather Blackmon
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    In just over a week, the Thanksgiving feast will be here! It’s a day that focused around eating all the goodies you can fit in your tummy. Are you ready? Disclaimer: Slideshow collection sponsored by Foodie via Mode Media. As always, all opinions are my own and I only share things that I would recommend to my friends and family. You can read my disclosure policy here. While I am a HUGE food-lover, I also don’t enjoy that overstuffed feeling that can come after this epic holiday meal. Thankfully, there are a million ways to many your favorite flavors healthier. In this…
  • Savory Waffle Eggs Benedict

    Heather Blackmon
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Breakfast is fun. Especially on the weekend, when I wake of dreaming of something delicious. This weekend, I woke up dreaming of eggs benedict. But we were completely out of bread and it was cold outside! Although I love the beautiful snow, I wasn’t ready to head out into it first thing in the morning. I remembered I had plenty of Kodiak Powercakes mix in the pantry, which led to this creative take on eggs benedict. I made the waffles and Kirk made the rest, so these came together much quicker than you’d think! This is a great recipe to work together with a partner and enjoy…
  • Christmas Checklist: 24 Tips to Get Organized + Have Fun

    Heather Blackmon
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    This might seem like a strange post, coming from a self-proclaimed one holiday at a time girl. I swear I’m not rushing the holidays. I’m looking forward to spending Thanksgiving week in Atlanta with Kirk’s family, then visiting my family in Florida, so I’ll be squeezing plenty of thankfulness into a 5-day-period. There will be no decorating or Christmas music in my house until the day after Thanksgiving. It makes it special that way. This year, I’m simply planning early, so I can fully enjoy the Christmas season! There are a few things I do want to get started…
  • The Problem with If It Fits Your Macros (IIFYM)

    Heather Blackmon
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    There’s a trend in fitness nutrition called IIFYM (or If It Fits Your Macros). It appears to be gaining momentum recently, as demonstrated by over 1.3M instagram posts tagged with the acronym. I know I have personally used it many times when sharing some of my own food photos. In case this isn’t a topic familiar to you, let’s take a quick step back. If It Fits Your Macros is a a nutrition approach that advocates eating any kind of food you like, while following your macronutrient requirements each day. The point is to remove the limitations that are common in many diets…
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  • Choosing the Right Machine to Burn Calories

    Cory Hofmann
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:07 am
    What have you got to lose? Most days, just getting to the gym is more than half the battle for most people. And once there, they want to make the most of their time and effort.
  • Workout Wednesday: Arc Trainer Ladder Challenge (40 minutes)

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    This is an intermediate level “ladder-style” interval challenge that will test your muscular endurance and cardiovascular recovery simultaneously by utilizing the Constant Power Mode on the Arc Trainer. The Workout Challenge Keep your strides per minute (SPM) above 120 in each active stage of this 40-minute Arc Trainer workout.
  • Do's and Don'ts for a Productive "Active Rest" Day - Part 3 of 3

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    This post is a continuation of our Rest Blog mini-series: What is rest? and 6 signs that you need more rest. Do’s and Don’ts for a productive “active rest” day Here are a few tips to make the most out of your active rest day.
  • November 2014 Workout Playlist: Old & New Gym Favorites

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:09 am
    Whether you’re heading out for a run, getting your cardio in on the Arc Trainer, strength training, or taking a class, the right music is key to helping you maintain focus and get the most out of your workout. Over the years I’ve put together dozens of playlists for different types of events such as youth football camps and combines, workout demos and fitness challenges. I always enjoy seeing the athletes get a little extra hop in their step when a certain song or beat came over the sound system, and I feel the same way when I am in the gym.  
  • Get ready for the Turkey Trot

    14 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    A very popular activity each November is the Turkey Trot, held all over the country on Thanksgiving morning. These are usually 5k races, but some of them are 5 milers or 10k’s. (Don't make a mistake like me and sign up for something longer than you were expecting!) These races are a great opportunity to try a fun, low pressure race, burn some calories before you eat your body weight in stuffing, and, let’s face it, it’s all about getting the cool T-shirt.
 
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  • Amazing Things I’m Loving: Recent Finds

    TaylorR
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hello friends. I hope you’re having a fabulous end to your workout week. Today is a big day in the Boyle house. We’re packing up and heading 30 minutes down the road for a week long family vacation. My in-laws are coming for Thanksgiving to Charleston for the first time, and they’ve rented a beach house for us to all be together. I’m very excited. For one, I don’t think Dan and I have ever taken a FULL week to spend with family. In fact, I was very close to taking on a few boot camps next week since the house is pretty close. But Dan wasn’t keen on the idea, and I agreed that the…
  • The 4-Course Kettlebell Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge

    TaylorR
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Next week will be a week of overindulgences for most of us. Yes? Thanksgiving in the states means we will wake up and not only stuff a turkey, but ourselves. The average American will consume roughly 4,500 calories on Thursday alone. That’s insane! It’s over 2 days worth for most of us. I don’t think I eat 4500 calories, but I know I will be eating more than usual. There’s no shame in that. Enjoy the meal, enjoy the family and forget about all the calorie worry. What I personally do worry about are the days before and the days directly following the holiday. Dan and I will be with our…
  • The Benefits Of Apple Pie Spice & The Apple Pie Smoothie Your Grandma Would Hate

    TaylorR
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    If your grandmother’s apple pie had a heated love affair with a carton of melted vanilla ice cream, this shake would be their love baby. I’m not kidding. It’s that good. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First things first, let’s cover some nutrition. You know, just in case you need a reason to make this shake, or an apple pie. A few months ago, I wrote an article on the health benefits of pumpkin spice. Pumpkin was all the rage (and still is) but I felt that we all deserved to know why it’s actually a good idea to sprinkle some spice onto your toast, coffee, pancakes, and…
  • We Came, We Saw, We Ran 38 Mountainous Miles: Veni Vidi Vici Race

    TaylorR
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Our kick off to 12 months of adventures and racing began this past weekend. It was a weekend I will never forget and one that I will always hold dear to my heart. I am one proud woman as I sit to type this post out. I’m tired, but I’m proud. Dan and I covered {together} over 37 miles in the Pisgah National Forest. In case you missed it, this past weekend was the 2-day Veni Vidi Vici Race, meaning “I came, I saw, I conquered!” That we did. You could tackle both days if you wanted, but Dan and I opted to split the race between the two of us. Who ever wasn’t running that day, served…
  • I Mustache You Some Questions {Quiz}

    TaylorR
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Good-bye Charleston! We are headed to the mountains. And possibly some snow. But let’s not talk about that as we’re a bit nervous about driving a stick shift Mazda 3 into a blizzard. Just keep your fingers crossed and perhaps say a little prayer. This is the big weekend! I can’t wait to share our adventures with you next week. How’s the challenge going this week? Just 2 more days! To kick off this glorious Friday, I thought it would be fun to partake in Laura’s quiz. Feel free to play along and answer a few of the questions below! I Mustache You Some Questions Four names people call…
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  • Europa Games Bikini Winner Sarah LeBlanc

    Zirunas
    2 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Well it was a great show at Euro Games in Arizona, this past weekend. And the competitors level was very high. I can say that with every year it seems that shows getting better and better. In the beginning it was just few mane IFBB Shows, but now every show is very high level. And that tells you that more and more competitors really reaching to be the best in IFBB League. And here is a winner of 2014 Europa Games Bikini Sarah LeBlanc. Sarah LeBlanc See images »
  • TomTom Cardio Sport Watches Offer GPS And Heart Rate Tracking In One Light Package

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

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

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

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

    Sandy Freshlegs
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Okay. So last week we showed you how to get a nice butt. This is important, as having a girlfriend with a nice ass is a sexual fantasy of most men. We gave you five ways to do it, one of which was squats. Adding onto that, we want to talk about how squats are the difference between having a butt, and having an ASS, like the girls int hat article above. Along with this, squats are so important, for many other reasons. A nice butt is only the beginning. So why do squats? 1) Yes, They Improve The Look of Your Tushie So this reason has already been stated. But lets get a little deeper. Squats…
  • 5 Ways to Tighten Up Your Buns

    Sandy Freshlegs
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:56 am
    Tightening up your buns is probably on the to do list of most women who read this site. We like in a very superficial world, where guys are bread to love women with a nice butt or even an attractive cameltoe (Don’t ask where I found those links). Although we shouldn’t give a shit. We do. So what can you do the tighten up your butt and keep your husbands head turning? Here’s 5 ways. And guys, this goes for you too. 1) Exercise in General Yes, a very vague tip. But some people don’t even do this. If you want tight buns, you have to exercise. Simply put. Go run, do some…
  • 8 Ways to Boost Your Testosterone Levels

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

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

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

    Krista Stryker
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: Challenge Timer setting: Stopwatch Repeat 5x: 25 Air squats 10 Pike push ups 20 Side lunges 10 Elevated push ups 10 Sit ups 5 Plank get ups —————————————————— Leave your time in the comments below. Did you do this workout? Tweet It! The post 400 Rep Equipment-Free Challenge Workout appeared first on 12 Minute Athlete.
  • A Sane Person’s Guide to Getting Through Holiday Eating

    Krista Stryker
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yeah, I’m not sure how it happened either, but somehow this year has completely flown by and we’ve officially hit the holiday season. (I’ve tried to deny it for as long as possible, but since there’s a massive Christmas tree in my city’s town square and Thanksgiving is in a week, I guess I can’t avoid it any longer…) Every year, one of the biggest concerns people tend to have around the holidays is how they can avoid destroying all the hard work they’ve put into their fitness and nutrition all year round—yet still actually enjoy the holidays.
  • Cardio-Rrific 12-Minute HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Burpees 2. Jump lunges 3. Mountain climbers 4. High knees 5. Burpee tuck jumps 6. Medicine ball twists Bonus: 50 Air squats Watch the video for this workout: —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Burpees: 9, 9, 9 Jump lunges: 14, 13, 13 Mountain climbers: 79, 73, 76 High knees: 105, 106, 112 Burpee tuck jumps: 8, 8, 8 Medicine ball twists: 30, 31, 34 Did you…
  • V Ups For Strong Abs: Beginner to Advanced Progressions

    Krista Stryker
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    V ups are one of my favorite abdominal exercises ever, which is why you see them included in so many of the 12 Minute Athlete workouts. Yet despite being relatively simple to do (no equipment needed, no complicated moves to remember, etc.), I get quite a few emails from people telling me that their V ups look more like a dead fish than a proper gymnastics-style V up. If this is you, don’t worry—V ups are tough! Not only do they take quite a bit of abdominal strength to do correctly, they also require coordination and the ability to synchronize the movement of the arms and…
  • Kettlebell Calisthenics HIIT Workout

    Krista Stryker
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Workout equipment: Workout type: 12 minute Timer setting: 18 x :10 x :30 1. Kettlebell swings 2. Dips 3. Burpee lateral jumps 4. Kettlebell front squats 5. Mountain climbers 6. V ups Bonus: Handstand hold practice —————————————————— Leave your reps in the comments below. My reps for today’s workout: Kettlebell swings: 17, 17, 17 Dips: 12, 11, 10 Burpee lateral jumps: 8, 9, 9 Kettlebell front squats: 16, 15, 15 Mountain climbers: 75, 76, 77 V ups: 16, 15, 15 Did you do this…
 
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  • SUCCESS STORY: Meet Adrienne! 50 pounds in 8 months. A new body and new mindset

    Justin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Man it’s cool to hear about awesome people doing awesome things! Today I’d like to introduce you to Adrienne and her awesome (ok, way to many uses of the word awesome in such a short period of time) success story. Adrienne emailed me a few months back and told me about her amazing transformation. I’m so happy that she has allowed me to share her story with you today. In this interview Adrienne teaches us: Just how important creating time for your health is, especially if you have a busy and hectic schedule. The importance of preparation and how to commit to a healthy…
  • HOW TO WARM UP AND IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

    Justin
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    I see it far to often. Someone comes in to the gym and does one of few things. Hops on a bike, treadmill, or elliptical for 5-10 minutes and then hits the weights. Walks right back to the weight room and starts cranking out sets (or for you Crossfitters jumps right into a WOD) Sends a couple of texts, plays a game of Candy Crush, twists their body around a bit and then gets into a workout. Usually still texting, playing Candy Crush, and twisting their body around randomly. Sort of looks like this. Todays post is inspired by you. Well, maybe not you specifically – but I’ve…
  • HOW TO AVOID ALL OR NOTHING THINKING

    Justin
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Raise your hand if you’re hard on yourself. Yup, my hands raised too – which makes it pretty impressive that I’m still typing don’t you think? I’ve always been like that and chances are you’ve always been like that too. I want to be the best, to be perfect, to be flawless, to never make a mistake. I have to be great at everything that I do and if I’m not, one of three things happens depending on where my heads at that day. I won’t do it or never get started I get obsessive compulsive and shut down all other areas of my life until this one thing is perfect Or I beat…
  • IAM LIMITLESS TV: HOW TO MAKE BIG DECISIONS & CHANGES WITH NO FEAR

    Justin
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few months ago I asked some of you crazies what is something you’d like to know, overcome, dominate, or experience. The other day I was sifting through some of those responses and came across this question from one of you. “How can I make it easier for me to make big decisions and changes in my life. There are some things I really want to achieve in life but I’m having a tough time making the decisions and changes and necessary for me to accomplish those things.” Odds are you’ve probably already made some pretty huge decisions in your life. College Changed…
  • WHY TOO MUCH VARIETY IS HOLDING YOU BACK: Plus a free Paleo gift

    Justin
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    One of the most popular poets of his time, William Cowper is credited with the quote “Variety is the spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” Most of Cowper’s work came from his and others real experiences in everyday life. In my opinion the more experiences you can have the better life story you’ll be able to create for yourself. I’m one of those folks that gets bored easily so Cowper’s quote really resonates with me. This leads to me constantly chasing variety in my life. The positive in this is that it allows for a lot of amazing and new experiences. The downside…
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  • Bean and Cheese Ranch

    Cathe Friedrich
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Ingredients Garbanzo Beans Cottage Cheese Buttermilk Pickle Juice Onion and Garlic Powder Parsley Flakes Salt and Pepper   Directions: In blender: 3/4 cup cottage cheese 1/2 cup garbanzo beans 1 tbsp buttermilk 4 tbsp pickle juice 1/8 tsp salt dash pepper 1/4 tsp parsley 1/4 tsp onion powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder   Send Us Your Healthy Recipe: *Help us build our community by submitting your healthy recipe today. If your submission is selected for our “Weekly Healthy Recipe” featured in our Weekly Newsletter you will also receive a $100 gift certificate that also may be used at…
  • Rep Speed: Are Fast or Slow Reps Better for Building Strength?

    Cathe Friedrich
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    There are lots of ways to “fine tune” a resistance training routine to add variety and ultimately get better results. Change is especially good if you’re reached a plateau and need to jumpstart your gains. One variable you can tweak when training with dumbbells or barbells is the speed with which you do each repetition. Slowing down and speeding up each repetition you do of an exercise changes the stimulus you place on the muscles you’re working. What are the benefits of fast reps versus slow reps and vice versa? Is one better than the other for strength gains? Slow…
  • Strengthening Your Core: Are Isolation or Integrative Exercises More Effective

    Cathe Friedrich
    16 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    If there’s one group of muscles you don’t want to ignore, it’s the muscles that make up your core. You often hear core muscles referred to as the “powerhouse.” That’s no exaggeration. You need strong core muscles to generate power, provide stability and enhance your performance in sports and weight training. Most people think of their core as being their abdominal muscles, but core muscles also include muscles that support your spine, your hip abductors/adductors, hip flexors, and the muscles that make up your trunk and your pelvis. In fact, a total of 29…
  • High-Protein Diets: What Effect Do They Have on Metabolism?

    Cathe Friedrich
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:49 am
    Protein is a key macronutrient, especially if you’re trying to build lean body mass. Without enough protein in your diet, it’s unlikely you’ll experience the expected gains in lean body mass even if you train hard. Dietary protein is also important when you’re trying to lose weight. Research shows diets higher in protein offer a number of advantages when you’re trying to slim down. One way protein offers benefits is by increasing satiety.  When you eat a diet higher in protein, it boosts the release of hormones like CCK and peptide PYY that signal your brain…
  • What Small Children Can Teach You About Fitness and Health

    Cathe Friedrich
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Do kids have something to teach us about staying in shape? You might not think so based on the growing rates of childhood obesity, but there are a few things we can learn from young kids that can make our lives as adults healthier. Here are 5 things a child can teach you about health and fitness. Young Kids Are Perpetual Motion Machines Have you ever stopped to watch young kids in a public place? They’re perpetually in motion. Children take the concept of NEAT (non-exercise adaptive thermogenesis) to a whole new level. When kids stand in line with their parents, they’re constantly…
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  • Chocolate Almond Cups Recipe

    Free Fly
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:42 pm
    This recipe is on page 324 in the “Desserts” section of the NEW Cookbook: Skinnylicious Cooking. You can see all the amazing recipes at this link. - Prep Time: 5 Minutes - Cook Time: 5-7 Minutes - Total Time: 2-3 Hours - Yield: 6 ServingsIngredients: - 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder- 100g cocoa butter, melted- 1⁄4 cup honey, melted- 1⁄3 cup whole almonds or moreInstructions:1. Using a double boiler, melt honey and cocoa over the lowest heat possible. Add approximately 1⁄4 pot of water.2. Place cupcake liners inside of a cupcake tray to use as molds…
  • What You Need to Know About Fat Burners

    Free Fly
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:15 am
    A fat burner is a supplement that aids in weight loss by initiating several actions that result in rapid metabolism of fat in the body. Fat burners are especially helpful for persons who have tried everything to lose weight but failed. What is most surprising about them is that their action takes place not only as you exercise, but while you rest or sleep. How Do Fat Burners Work? There are many types of fat burning supplements out there, and they have one or more of these proprieties: Fat and Carbohydrate BlockingIt’s never easy for most people to steer clear of some of their favorite…
  • Recommended Training, Diet And Supplementation For Women

    Free Fly
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:26 am
    Many women want a tight, firm, toned body, but are concerned that muscle training could make them big and bulky. They are afraid that lifting weights could cause their muscles to bulk up like men do. Don't worry - this is not a problem. Women don't build bulky muscles, because they have low levels of testosterone. If you want to get a toned body, lifting heavier weights at the gym will make a huge difference. In addition to working out with weights, diet and supplements are also important to getting the hard body you desire.Diet RecommendationsTo have the body of your dreams, certain diet…
  • Healthy Weight Loss Recipe - Avocado Burger

    Free Fly
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Does the idea of an amazing Avocado Burger, that has an out-of-this-world taste, while also being great for both your health AND your waist line, sound good to you? Well, I have to tell you, I cooked up the BEST Avocado Burger I've ever had, last night, and I owe it all to Flavia's NEW Skinnylicious cookbook. Do you like to burn fat and stay lean while you ENJOY great food? Flavia has put together more than 150+ easy-to-make, allergy-free, fat-burning ingredients that taste BETTER than your favorite restaurant foods. Click Here for more info!And don’t worry, you don’t need a culinary…
  • Start Your Career As A Fitness Trainer

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

    Elliot Reimers
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:06 pm
    The health and fitness industry is rife with misinformation and propaganda, leading avid gym-goers to take on baseless habits. Many of those mythical habits stem from what is colloquially known as “broscience.” If you’re not familiar with the term broscience, just know that it is essentially a body of knowledge that bodybuilders (both recreational and competitive) believe to be true based simply on anecdotal evidence rather than being scientifically validated. A quick example of broscience is the ideation that eating more frequently throughout the day increases the thermic effect of…
  • WBFF Bikini Star Vlatka Dragic Talks With Fitoverfat.com

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

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

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

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

    Phil Hollows
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:15 am
    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. From “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon For the benefit of my mostly US audience, in the UK and many other countries we buy paper poppies around the 11th to commemorate those who served and those who fell during the World Wars. The poppies specifically memorialize the killing fields in France and Belgium during WWI where the “lions led by donkeys” on both sides killed each other in…
  • Resolved: Overnight click-through issues

    Phil Hollows
    2 Nov 2014 | 4:57 am
    Although feeds were being served and email sent OK, some publishers experienced click-through issues overnight; the problem has now been resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Any subscribers seeing an error message now need to simply refresh the page. Today, job 1 is to update our monitors to better detect this kind of issue, which unfortunately went undetected by our automated system health tracking.        Related StoriesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing TemporarilyFalse Alarms and Click Through Issues Aug 1 
  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

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

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

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

    Bob Choat
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    For years I’ve seen a number of gadgets, programs and so forth that has confused me as well as others. Every time I hear of a “new” program, it really makes me mad. I’m not saying that they are good or bad. It’s just that many will believe that the newness is the only way. We’re hypnotized by all of this. I know, I’ve done the same thing. The more complicated something, the better it must be, right? WRONG!!!! It’s the same when business people use big words and sentences to explain an idea. Not only does it confuse the listener, it also never…
  • Making Molehills Out of Mountains… Reaching Large Goals Step-by-Step

    Bob Choat
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    The daunting tasks ahead. For many people the thought of getting started towards something huge tends to stop them in their tracks. When we are overwhelmed by the tasks that are before us, many will stop. Inertia sets in and stays at rest. When we’re looking at the big mountain, we may think to ourselves, “How the heck am I going to reach the summit? It’s just too hard and impossible!” We set mental images that makes something doable seem impossible. Yet, a few will look at that same task and think, “Hmmm, now that is a challenge that is very possible.” …
  • Casting the Cloud of Doubt Away by Changing Your Focus

    Bob Choat
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Negativity, doubt and problems get in our way of making our dreams a reality. We doubt our abilities and skills. Even many so-called successful people have their share of personal doubts. What we see as a problem doesn’t really exist, except in the recesses of your mind. Life will always throw challenges at us. It’s simply how we respond to each one that will take down one road or another. Many people don’t respond at all. In fact, most people tend to be reactionary or simply do nothing. Heck, I’d rather react then stand still like “a deer caught in…
  • Stop the Diet Craze and Start Living the Movement Lifestyle!

    Bob Choat
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    People have been hypnotized for many years.  They’ve been told to eat this way or that way.  They’re told you gotta go to the gym or buy this piece of equipment.  While I’ve advocated certain pieces of equipment to help improve one’s performance, it’s not something I would recommend if you’re just wanting to lose excess body fat.  On the contrary, there are lower cost ways for you to do just that. The more I thought about it, the more I’ve looked back to the past for answers.  You see, we as a culture, have stopped moving and stopped eating the…
  • Review: The Mass Suit

    Bob Choat
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    As a fitness practitioner in many areas, especially the martial arts, I’ve looked at numerous pieces of equipment in my lifetime.  I remember the days when the Nautilus Equipment was all the rage. Even in my LAPD days we had one of those machines at West Valley Area.  Little did I know that machine work would create muscle imbalance and even dysfunction. Those that know me nowadays will also know that I am into bodyweight training. Why? Because I can move my whole body without being restricted by weights. Our bodies are made to be moved as a unit, not isolated parts. You won’t…
 
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  • Hitch Fit Helps You Jump Into Fall Fitness

    Heather Aguayo
    7 Nov 2014 | 12:22 am
    Don’t make like a bear and head for hibernation the minute that weather finally turns icy. Fall is the perfect time to kick your fitness routine (or lack thereof) into high gear! Fall and winter months create the perfect situation to lose your momentum, encouraging snuggly days by the fire sipping cocoa. While that’s fine for the occasional evening, a consistent pattern of sitting around taking in extra calories will do your body a disservice! Get a head start on maintaining and ramping up your fitness routine before the classic winter festivities begin; that way, you’ll be able to…
  • Sleep Habits For Happy Healthy People

    Heather Aguayo
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:12 am
    Good sleep is foundational for individuals to get, and stay, healthy. Many people suffer from chronic sleep deprivation and don’t even know it! Not only can this lead to a consistent tired feeling, but can weaken your immune system, impair memory capabilities, impede mental performance and even, according to some studies, accelerate tumor growth. Lack of sleep also increases stress-related disorders such as depressions, stomach ulcers, and heart disease. Sleep is hard work sometimes. With all of the thoughts swirling in our heads all day, it can be difficult to quiet them down quickly…
  • Hitch Fit On The Benefits Of Exercise

    Heather Aguayo
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    We know that exercise has many benefits; muscle gain and fat loss, most prominently. But, there are so many other incredible benefits to be gained from physical fitness! Mental health, as well as physical health can be gained from the simple act of moving your body. Here are some of the topics to consider when looking for some reasons to get out of bed and put on those tennis shoes. Lower Stress Levels We could all use a bit less stress in our lives, right? Stress is not only an inconvenient emotion; it also happens to be one of the leading causes of many medical issues. Give your body an…
  • Top Ways To Be Your Own Guru

    Heather Aguayo
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    First, just what is a guru? The best definition is an influential teacher; one with the ability to force others to see their own strengths. Think Ghandi or even Yoda. The kinds of leaders that challenge us daily to see our limitations and inspire us to change generally come from physical people outside of ourselves. Hitch Fit Athletes, Pastors, or business leaders in your industry can all be viewed in this light. There are ways, though, to activate your own inner guru, and become your own influential and inspirational leader. You are more powerful than you know, and by pushing aside the rough…
  • Hitch Fit On Pursuing A Happy Friday!

    Heather Aguayo
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:45 pm
    This classic phrase needs some backup! Not just for today’s inspiration, but for you to carry with you all week long. Happiness is no easy task, and simply taking a walk today does not always prove to provide one’s self with that immediate spike in serotonin that we all need. To truly tap into that happiness level, motivation is an absolute must. With that in mind, here are 7 Hitch Fit – worthy affirmations to keep your mind in a positive place. Use them every Friday – better yet, use them every day! I Am Fierce. I’m Ready To Fight – Fitness and exercise are battles that require…
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  • Rounds count!

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    When I realize it was 5 rounds instead of 3...#crossfit #fitness #exercise #workout
  • ​Our minds are one of the least discussed factors in success and failure.

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Our minds are one of the least discussed factors in success and failure. We think more of what weightlifting program to follow, what to do on our rest days, and what to eat than we do about how best to utilize the most powerful tool in our arsenal.When it comes to personal records and maximal effort, our minds shy away because they like the neat and the organized. What they don't like is the dark place we have to go to in order to crank out our new personal records. Our minds like R&R, repeat and recycle. They don't like hitting the redline and trying to surge past it into new…
  • What do you need to progress?

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s as complicated as you want to make it. "Just pick up heavy stuff" will only get you so far. As you improve, your training must evolve. Will you evolve by trial and error? Or will you learn the physiology of what you need to do to progress?Will you be inefficient or will you apply the right tool for the job?My advice? Less trial-and-error. More improvement. Go to a coach, learn from a book or Google it.Of course, if you’re just interested in average results, there’s no need to put that much effort into it. (Adapted from Mike Tuchscherer)#fitness #wod #workout…
  • Protein Scoops.

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    I mean seriously. Why?!?#fitness #nutrition #protein #crossfit #wod #workout #exercise
  • Get a free sample for your gym!

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Whew, been a busy week of sending out samples! Our journals not only boost your brand and visibility but they help keep your athletes save and help them know their numbers!Do you own a gym? Email us to get a branded sample, Evan@journalmenu.com
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  • 3 Key Factors Needed to Build Muscle and Strength

    michael wood
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    There are three key ingredients that you need as part of your recipe to successfully build muscle and increase strength. Adequate Training Stimulus. Without this training stimulus it just won’t happen and if you’re not getting results, the odds are that you – like most people – will stop exercising within the first six months of starting. You need to focus on overloading your muscles in a progressive manner, pushing your muscles to momentary failure with each set of exercise. This happens only after you develop a strong base level of strength. The same hold true if…
  • Improving Your Fitness Can Help You Manage Pain

    michael wood
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:57 am
    For most people who don’t exercise regularly, the number one barrier they face is simply lack of motivation—whether it’s the motivation to schedule time to exercise, or just the motivation to get started at all. Motivation is difficult for many people, but if you’re affected by chronic pain or illness, it’s even harder to want to exercise; however, getting regular exercise can actually help people manage their pain. Even if you’re often in pain, you can challenge yourself to improve your fitness level with low-impact exercise—it’s just a question of…
  • The Negative Health Effects of Skipping a Single Meal

    michael wood
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Less is more, right? Yes, if you’re talking about miles per hour when you get pulled over for speeding, but not in the realm of eating. Whether you’re a celebrity-diet fan or experienced a night of too much booze and Burger King, chances are you’ve heard of the term fasting.  Fasting may seem appealing when you’re in a crunch or trying to undo some serious damage, but think twice before you consider it. Here’s what happens to your body when you skip a meal (yes, just a meal!): Digestion Disruption: Our bodies are used to having food to digest. When you stop eating for a day or a…
  • How Koko Fuel Can Boost Your Workout Performance

    michael wood
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    The Koko FitClubs around the country offer an online nutrition plan, developed by nutritionist Debra Wein, MS, RD, called Koko Fuel. The fuel focus is dependent upon the exercise plan that a member is currently on. For example, the Burn plan will help members monitor their carbohydrate intake. The specific goal is to watch the amount of added or processed sugar consumed on a daily basis. The Build plan offers a fuel focus to help members increase their protein intake which is critical in building and preserving lean muscle tissue. Finally, the Protect plan will ensure members get more…
  • The Top 5 Exercises that Burn the Most Calories

    michael wood
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    So many people would love to lose body fat. Whether the goal is to burn fat to allow muscles to shine through or you are looking to lose pounds, the key to doing so is cardiovascular exercise. Cardio gets your heart rate up and burns calories unlike any other type of exercise. Although there are many calorie burning exercises out there, you want to do the ones that yield the best results. Here are the top five exercises that burn the most calories. Cycling Cycling is a huge calorie burner. It is basically the ultimate cardiovascular workout. Something as simple as an hour bike ride can burn…
 
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  • Karolina Workout #22 November 2014

    Karolina
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Heute gehen wir zurück zum Workout #22. Diejenigen von euch, die es schon mitgemacht haben, wissen: es ist sooo hart . Jede zweite Übung sind die Commando push ups & roll over. Diese Übunge geht sehr auf den Oberkörper. Wichtig hierbei ist, dass ihr versucht euch als ganzes hoch zu drücken und nicht zuerst den Oberkörper und dann die Hüfte, denn das würde die Übung sehr viel leichter machen und das wollen wir ja nicht . Ich bin dieses Mal sehr zufrieden mit meinen Wiederholungen und hoffe ihr könnt eure alten Wiederholungen oder sogar meine schlagen! Stellt euren Timer auf 16…
  • Fitness Seite: Realfitness

    Karolina
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    Ihr seht es sicher auch täglich im Internet! Lauter Fitness Seiten, die uns motivieren wollen, über Fitness schreiben oder Bilder von Sportlern posten. Leider sieht man mittlerweile ein und die gleichen Beiträge auf verschiedenen Seiten. Eine Seite, die das meiner Meinung nach bisher vermeidet und tolle Beiträge macht, ist Realfitness https://www.facebook.com/realfitnessmm/timeline . Vor allem motiviert mich Realfitness sehr! Ein Satz kann so viel bewirken . Auch ich habe mal einen Tag, an dem ich nicht mit größter Vorfreude auf mein Training schaue. Aber ich muss zugeben, dass die…
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    Karolina
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Heute Morgen ist mir auf dem Weg zur Arbeit die Kette von meinem Rennrad gerissen… 1 Stunde in der Kälte auf meine Pannenhilfe (Hans ) warten, ich dachte ich erfriere. Da helfen nicht mal mehr warme Gedanken   Ich würde sagen: ein typischer Montag
  • Karolina Workout #91

    Karolina
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    In unserem Workout heute arbeiten wir vor allem am Oberkörper. Für uns Frauen sind ein schöner Rücken und straffe Arme sehr wichtig, dafür eignen sich Klimmzüge hervorragend! Verzweifelt nicht, wenn ihr keine richtigen Klimmzüge könnt. Selbst wenn ihr die Anfänger Version macht, ist das sehr effektiv und trainiert eure Muskeln. Ich habe auf meiner Seite ein Video gemacht, in dem ich euch zeige wie man anfangen kann Klimmzüge zu trainieren, wenn man noch keinen einzigen richtigen kann. So habe ich damals angefangen und bei mir hat es funktioniert. Hier ist das Video:…
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  • Ukrainian Arm Wrestler Denis Cyplenkov’s Hands Are So Big They Look Fake

    Egan Liabetto
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Denis Cyplenkov is a 32-year-old Ukrainian Born arm wrestling champion and bodybuilder who has the biggest and most densely muscled hands in the world. Denis is often compared to the incredible hulk. His pinky finger is probably thicker than your you know what. Denis first began training with kettle bells in sports clubs around his hometown of Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Soon his immense strength and genetic potential was recognized and he began competing in arm wrestling contests. Denis’s highly unusual wrists measure in at 9.5″ thick. Denis is roughly 6’1″ tall and weighs…
  • The Super Simple Cheat Sheet for Rep Ranges

    SJ
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:46 pm
    10 reps. It seems to be the magic number, if you’ve hired a personal trainer, read a workout regime in a men’s health or bodybuilding magazine chances are you were told to do X number of sets, each set containing 10 reps. Now, here’s the thing about that… As a natural gym-goer (aka. Someone who chooses not to ‘supplement’ with anabolic steroids) there’s a far more efficient way to train and progress. Train in the low single digit rep ranges. If you’re like me – a normal guy with average bodybuilding genetics, looking to build both size and strength naturally you cannot go…
  • The 14 Most Common Muscle Misconceptions

    SJ
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:59 pm
    WBFF Pro Ryan Spiteri In the gym these are by far the biggest muscle misconceptions I have encountered… and continue to encounter. Not only from newcomers by also from intermediate lifters too! It’s all about learning how to train your body the most optimal way possible. Are you falling victim to any of these muscle misconceptions? 1. Longer workouts produce more results False. And here’s why: A solid workout should last between 45 minutes and an hour. If a normal workout for you greatly exceeds this timeframe, you need to step back and take a look at how you’re spending your time…
  • Bodybuilding Saved Irishman Kevin Russell’s Life

    SMB Staff
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Let’s take a break from gawking at the steroid women and talk about something more serious that deserves attention. You might not expect a competitive bodybuilder to be someone who struggles with anxiety or to be lacking confidence, but you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Irish Bodybuilder Kevin Russell Former Rubgy player Kevin Russell is the All-Ireland Bodybuilding Champion in the 80kg division, but it wasn’t always spray tan, gains, Speedos, and championships… the road to the top was a bumpy one. After failing second-year Commerce at University, Kevin…
  • Giuliano Stroe Might Be The Strongest 10 Year Old In The World

    SMB Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Giuliano Stroe has been making waves in the world of bodybuilding for more than half of his life, ever since his story started getting attention when he was only 5 years old. Giuliano started going to the gym with his father when he was just a toddler, and he’s been about that life ever since while most kids were still learning to tie their shoes. He’s probably the strongest kid you’ve ever seen and already holds several world records including the most 90 degree pushups, can you even imagine what a beast he’s going to be when he’s older? The post Giuliano…
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  • Exploring San Francisco on Foot

    David Knockton
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:06 am
    Exploring San Francisco on Foot There are over 340 miles of shoreline trail for visitors to San Francisco Bay to explore, and the eclectic delights of the city proper are best discovered on foot. On any visit to the city, take some time out from riding the trams, lace up your sturdiest flats, and give […] The post Exploring San Francisco on Foot appeared first on .
  • 10 Simple Ways To Get A Major Health Boost From Walking

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

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

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

    David Knockton
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    Walks And Walking – Landguard Fort Felixstowe Walking Route This is a thoroughly enjoyable 4 mile walk from Felixstowe Beach to Landguard Fort and back through Landguard Nature Reserve. We recently enjoyed a short family holiday where we walked from the Felixstowe Beach caravan park to Landguard Fort via the Landguard Nature Reserve where we […] The post Walks And Walking – Landguard Fort Felixstowe Walking Route appeared first on .
 
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  • NTC Kettlebell Combatives Power Workshop in Bamberg, Germany

    Helder Gomes
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    We had a wonderful time in Germany. Our NTC Germany Tribe Leader, Chris Streit, hosted me for a 2-day workshop on our latest kettlebell program “Kettlebell Combatives Power.” Below is a rough translation of an article published by the University of Bamberg on our workshop as well as the overall, NTC Method. Click here for […]
  • Kettlebell Juggling with a Partner

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

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

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

    Helder Gomes
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:37 am
    Kettlebells have gotten a bad rap when it comes to mobility and flexibility. Many kettlebell practitioners are experiencing a lack in flexibility, tightness and even less range of motion. What I have noticed is that the lack of mobility does not stem from the kettlebell, it stems from the athlete’s kettlebell practice & approach. A […]
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  • How To Build Muscle Mass Fast – Complete Guide

    Mark McManus
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:06 pm
    You can be LIGHT-YEARS ahead of 99% of the guys at the gym in just 10 minutes. If you’re serious about building slabs of new muscle, and you want stellar results like all these guys got for free, keep your eyes glued to this post for the next few minutes. No other single article on […]
  • NEW! A “Chest Blast” Program Is On The Way!

    Mark McManus
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Want a bigger chest in a hurry? I can get that for you…if you’re willing to do the work! If you missed my announcement a couple weeks ago on facebook, check this out…   After arms, the chest is the one body part that people continually contact me about. Everyone wants bigger pecs. Fortunately for […]
  • Young Man Goes From Skinny-Fat To Beach Body

    Mark McManus
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:11 am
    You know the term “Skinny-Fat”? It’s basically when someone who has a predominantly “ectomorphic” body type (skinny, not much muscle) has accumulated fat in all the wrong places. People like this tend to store fat on the midsection and chest. The result is a look that is both skinny and fat. However, it makes a […]
  • Social Media Raves about Targeted Hypertrophy Training Program

    Mark McManus
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:32 am
    If you need some renewed motivation for your training, read this post! It contains comments from social media from Muscle Hackers producing astounding results with THT training. We’re talking pretty phenomenal muscle gains alongside fat loss. If your training has been below par recently, or non-existent, it’s never too late to start over. Read these […]
  • How to Burn an Extra 300 Calories a Day Without Lifting a Finger

    Mark McManus
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:40 am
    A debate has been raging for decades (but especially over the last 10-15 years since the Atkins diet gained worldwide popularity) about whether or not a low-carb diet has a “metabolic advantage” over other nutritional strategies. A number of years ago I interviewed Anthony Colpo about this issue. He strongly disagreed with it. I have a lot […]
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  • BE KŪ and Make a Difference

    Daniel Aipa
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Aloha TEAM KŪ , By popular demand, I am taking orders for another shipment of KŪ Gear. But this time it means much more. A couple years ago, I stood in a shoe store and saw a wall full of TOMS shoes. For amusement, I grabbed a pair off the rack and tried them on. They looked weird on me and weren’t really my style. “Do you like them?” my wife asked. As I took them off, I replied, “Nah, they look funny on me.” “Did you know that for every TOMS they sell, the owner donates a pair to a child in need?” “No, shit,” I looked back at the rack…
  • ‘AI PONO: Mai’a – The Health Benefits of Bananas

    Daniel Aipa
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to food, I’m always curious about how food affects your body.  By approaching our nutrition in a holistic manner, we become aware of how the foods we consume not only affects our body, but also our mind and spirit. First off, do you know how to peel a banana the right way?  The majority of us open it the wrong way.  But if you spent time watching the Discovery Channel then you may have seen that monkeys open bananas much different from most of us. There you go.  Now you know how to peel a banana the correct way.  I know..GENIUS! The Mai’a or banana is one of…
  • The Health and Fitness Industry Will Screw You Over

    Daniel Aipa
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    It was a long day of coaching and all I wanted to do was hang out with a couple of friends at the bar and enjoy a few drinks.  There’s always that friend who will ask me a smart ass question like, “Is that beer part of your nutrition plan?” He’s usually the out of shape one who spends more hours in the gym than me, never see results, and think it’s because he’s not using the right protein:carbohydrate post workout drink. I usually answer smart ass questions like that with a, “Yup,” or depending on my mood I’m a bit more candid. But I…
  • 18 Monday Motivational Quotes

    Daniel Aipa
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    It’s Monday Morning Team Kū and who doesn’t love motivational quotes to light a fire under your ass to get you moving this Monday.  Read these quotes over, find your favorite one, and take action. It’s time to be Kū. 18 Motivational Quotes for Monday Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines – Robert H. Schuller In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet…
  • 15 Quotes for the Mind and Body Connection

    Daniel Aipa
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    I ka ‘ōlelo no ke ola, i ka ‘ōlelo nō ka make. In the language is life. In the language is death While speaking to a group of high school students, one asked me, “Why do you choose to write?” The reason can be found in the ‘Olelo No’eau above.  Words can heal, and words can destroy.  Through words you can stir an emotion. Words can have an effect on both the mind and body. With my interest in learning more about how connecting the mind and body, I seek inspiration through quotes to get an idea of how other people feel about the mind and body…
 
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  • Cardio vs. Strength Training

    Liz Bowen
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    The benefits of doing steady-state cardio for fat-loss (without muscle loss) and metabolic strength training are often put at odds with both fitness experts and those seeking to get fit. The question may not be about cardio vs. strength training being best, but a combination of the two as the best makeup of an ongoing workout regimen. Although many interpreted a 2012 study on the effects of cardio training in weight management as superior to strength training, it may not have told the whole story. While cardio burns more calories during a workout than strength training, strength training has…
  • Exercising While Pregnant Boosts Baby’s Brain Power

    Liz Bowen
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:46 am
    It is a given that lifelong exercise has a tremendous benefit at all stages of life including during pregnancy. Recent experiments and studies are now providing evidence that the benefits of exercising while pregnant can even accrue to the unborn child in terms of brain development. While many scientists believe that active mothers generally birth babies that have more robust cardiovascular systems, evidence that this also translates to brain development has been a more recent concept. One of the first experiments to test this idea was an experiment presented recently at the Society for…
  • A Guide to Gym Etiquette

    Casey McIlvaine
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    One of the few downsides to more people attending gyms and working with personal trainers to get fit and healthy is a general lack of understanding of long-held gym etiquette parameters. It seems a good a time as any to do a quick refresher course for old hands and newbies to ensure that everyone has a safe, comfortable and faux pas-free time at the gym. Communication While a certain amount of conversation at the gym is a good thing, there is good communication and bad communication. No one wants or needs to hear you yell to yourself or to your gym partner during heavy exercises. The same…
  • Inner Thigh Workout for Trainers and Clients

    Liz Bowen
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    There are dozens of exercises that can be done to work out your inner thighs. Here are three that concentrate on the thighs along with two others that provide a twist for a more intensive inner thigh workout. You only need to do a quick Internet search to find plenty of videos online that provide visual instructions on how best to perform them. Plyometric Squat Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Squat down and bend your knees to 90 degrees. Now, jump up and land softly again in the squat position. Use the strength in your legs and bottom to jump up explosively. Remember to land as…
  • Why Push-Ups are Such a Great Exercise

    Casey McIlvaine
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The average person gives the push-up very little love in the world of exercises. While it may seem passé and not quite as chic as other exercises that are decidedly less “old school,’ push-ups are truly body altering, core strengthening exercises that can help anyone reach their fitness goals faster. Let’s look at the details of why push-ups are such a great exercise, and why any personal trainer should incorporate them into their client’s routine (as well as their own). It’s clear that push-ups are the best for positioning our upper body muscles for strengthening the forearms,…
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  • The Superhero Workout: How To Hulk Up & Shred Fat

    Jamin Thompson
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    I’ve been getting a ton of questions and emails lately about workouts… Many of them are the usual questions like “what kind of workout are you doing these days bro” Or… “Send me a workout plan dude” Or… “I’ve been stuck on the same workout for a while and I’m bored as hell”… I guess when it comes to finding ways to workout that aren’t boring as hell… …the struggle is ALL TO REAL. So I decided to write this post for three reasons: (1) to show you some of the stuff I’ve been up to in the gym lately; and (2) give you a few new creative…
  • 17 Workout Finishers That Burn Fat Fast

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

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

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

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

    callie
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more thankful for our Bowflex Insider readers! This year, are you on the hunt for a healthy holiday dessert option? Need to stay active during your holiday travels? Browse our favorite Turkey Day posts from health and fitness bloggers across the blogosphere: Bliss Tree shared 11 gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes to add to your menu. No matter what your fitness level, this easy workout from The Fit Bottomed Girls will keep you moving on Thanksgiving. Heading out of town for the holidays? Anne of FANNEtastic Food offered these tips for…
  • Fit Tip Thursday: The Perfect Squat

    callie
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    Ask any top fitness professional to choose their favorite exercise for the lower body and many would answer, “the squat.” And the reasons are simple. The squat contains all of the characteristics of a great exercise: It is a functional movement. It requires no equipment to be effective. It is valuable for both activities of daily living as well as sports performance. It can be scaled for the complete beginner up to the most advanced exerciser It can help dramatically improve the body’s structural integrity which helps to prevent injury. Yet, the squat has gotten a bad rap over the…
  • Protein Shakes: The Secret Weapon to Getting in Shape

    callie
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When it comes to getting in shape, namely losing body fat and building lean muscle, one of the true “secret weapons” is protein. The vast majority of people simply don’t take in enough quality protein on a daily basis, and this is one of the root causes of weight gain. Protein has several extremely powerful benefits when it comes to our health. First, it stands to reason that if we are not taking in enough protein, then by default, we are replacing it with two other macronutrients: carbohydrates (often highly-refined) and fats (often saturated). This leads to excess caloric intake,…
  • Is Your Leg Worth a Candy Bar? An “Unsugar” Coated Look at Diabetes

    callie
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    This post isn’t about how to manage diabetes. However, it is a cold hard look at what it will mean if you, or someone you care about, gets diabetes or already has it but is not managing it properly. The consequences of out-of-control blood sugar levels aren’t pretty — I have seen them first-hand. Most everyone in the U.S. has someone in their circle — whether it’s a family member, friend or co-worker — that has diabetes or “pre-diabetes.” Maybe you have it. Think about this for a minute. How many people do you know with diabetes? No one is untouched by this disease. Because…
  • Friday Fives: November 14th

    callie
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Ready to mix up your planned meals? Need a little motivation to get out and walk? Want to inspire the family to get moving too? Browse our favorite posts from health and fitness bloggers across the web: Try one of these simple slow cooker recipes from Food & Fitness 4 Real for dinner tonight. Mark’s Daily Apple shares another reason to get out and walk despite the winter weather! This bowtie pasta with sausage, white beans and kale dish from The Lean Green Bean looks like the perfect lunch. Mind Body Green shares the dos and don’ts of eating for energy. Inspire the kiddos to get…
 
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  • Choosing the right bed can offer Better Health and a Good Night’s Sleep

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    A wonderful bed makes the bedtime more relaxing while offering all the comfort and convenience. Whether you are simply craving to relax after a busy day or are trying to relieve your aches and pains,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Benefits of Exercising Regularly

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    24 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    Exercise is an activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain better levels of stamina and to improve your overall health. You need to necessarily engage in 30 minutes of rigorous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Keep Your Kids Fit

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    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

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    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

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    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! ]]
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  • 7 Questions With YouTube Fitness Superstar Matty Fusaro

    Keith
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The following is an interview I did with Matty Fusaro and FusaroFitness. Matty runs one of the most popular Youtube channels on fitness with over 78,000 followers and a huge fan base. I love Matt for his no BS approach to transforming your body. Enjoy the interview. 1. What’s up, Matty!  So how did you get started in working out? What motivated you? My entire life ever since I was a kid I was athletic and involved in sports, but in my early teens my love for food and overindulging took control.  When I turned 17, I developed an interest in the “fitness” lifestyle but never really…
  • 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…
 
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  • What is Pre Workout? – A Guide for Beginners

    Top10
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Pre-Workout Supplements FAQ Related: The Top 10 Pre Workout Supplements for 2014 What is a Pre-Workout Supplement and Where Does it Come From? A pre-workout supplement is a product that is designed to be taken a short period before your workouts, usually 20 – 30 minutes, with the intention of enhancing your performance in any number of ways. Pre-workout supplements are usually available in powder form with one or two scoops constituting a serving to be mixed with water. Most of these products are flavored and sweetened artificially, with the flavors usually being based on fruity themes due…
  • Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy Review

    Top10
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:01 pm
    >> Ranked #4 in our Top 10 BCAA Supplements List for 2014 &gt;&gt; Ranked #4 in our Top 10 BCAA Supplements List for 2014 Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy FAQ What Does Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy Do? Optimum Nutrition Essential AmiN.O. Energy contains a simple blend of free form amino acids and caffeine-based stimulants to help kick start your workouts while also providing your muscles with almost everything they need to prevent excessive catabolism. The&hellip; Review Overview Price Nutrition Quality 83 #4 BCAA for 2014 Summary : Optimum…
  • What is Whey Protein? – A Guide for Beginners

    Top10
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Whey Protein FAQ Related: The Top 10 Whey Protein Powders for 2014 What is Whey Protein and Where does it Come From? Whey protein is a high-quality protein found in milk that provides a complete profile of essential amino acids. These amino acids form the building blocks of the tissues throughout our body, playing a vital role in everything from the growth and repair of muscles to optimal immune system function. Production of Whey Protein The term “curds and whey” typically refers to the two proteins that are found in milk: casein and whey. Casein is the solid fraction or “curd” in…
  • Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy for 2015 – Top 10 Activity Tracking Devices

    Top10
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Best Activity Trackers for Fitness in 2015 The process of achieving and tracking fitness goals has come a long way from the click, click of a pedometer and penciling notes and figures into a date planner. With the prevalence of healthy lifestyle apps and Bluetooth technology that can synch devices, monitoring progress is easier than ever. What is a Fitness Tracker? Fitness trackers today run the gamut from clip-on units to convenient wristbands, and most double as sleep trackers. When used in tandem with apps that offer health tips and push users to reach their fitness goals, these devices…
  • Cerebral Success SmartX Review

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

    Becky White
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:28 am
    A few months ago I made my bucket list of the races I would like to do in my lifetime. The Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon was at the top of my list. Running on the strip at night and a trip to Vegas seemed like a great combination. I was lucky enough to win a free entry through a Twitter contest so the planning began! My husband graciously volunteered to accompany me on this trip. Normally he is “voluntold” to come to my racing adventures but he was more than willing this time since neither of us had been to Vegas. We flew into Las Vegas on Friday morning. I was pumped when I…
  • November Races

    Becky White
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jazz Half Half Marathon Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:00am New Orleans, LA 5K Royalty Run for HOPE 5K run, 5K walk Saturday, November 1, 2014 Denham Springs, LA Crucible Adventure Race 3.5M obstacle run Saturday, November 1, 2014 Hammond, LA Oktoberfest 3 Mile 3M run, kids run Saturday, November 1, 2014 Baton Rouge, LA Jungle Gardens 5K 5K Saturday, November 1, 2014 Jungle Gardens, Avery Island , LA UL Lafayette Homecoming Ragin’ Road Race 5K run, 5K walk Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00am Lafayette, LA Spooky Sprint 5K Night Trail Run 5K trail run Saturday, November 1, 2014 Kiln, MS Q50…
  • The 2014 Gulf Coast Half Marathon

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

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

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

  • MRSA Shows No Mercy

    GuestAuthor
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Sports-related injuries are a dynamic that most personal trainers expect to encounter at some point in their careers. Whether it is a weekend-warrior client who wants to pack the most punch into his once-a-week session, or a client training for a challenging competitive race, eventually someone will suffer a sprain, pulled muscle, or joint pain of one variety or another. Lurking unobtrusively in most gyms and fitness centers, however, there just may be a quiet yet insidious situation which can make all other sports injuries pale in comparison.  The culprit is none other than…
  • Growing Your Personal Training Client-Base in New Ways

    NFPT Team
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    As a personal trainer, you need to be aware of all the opportunities that surround you. Especially if you want to be in this business for long. You have to tap into untapped markets to gain new clients, which means you might have to change up your approach. For trainers looking to branch out and diversify their offerings, today’s market offers plenty of opportunities. Some prime examples include: Fitness programs for seniors. Many fitness professionals are creating age-appropriate fitness programs to keep older adults healthy and active. Some gyms are realizing that otherwise slow…
  • The Trainer as an Educator

    NFPT Staff Writer
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Personal trainers not only guide clients through exercise movements, they play a major role in educating them about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and improving the overall quality of their lives. Many people who seek out the services of a personal trainer do so with a specific goal in mind. Quite often, that initial goal is weight loss and weight management. It’s important from the outset that the client understand that weight loss from fat can be offset, in part or in whole, by lean tissue mass and that this is desirable. The building of lean mass, even in relatively…
  • ‘Thank You’ to All Our Veterans

    NFPT Team
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The military runs deep with The NFPT. Ron Clark, NFPT’s President and CEO, who started the NFPT back in 1985 served as a US Marine. It was the training and PT that he experienced in the military that showed him the benefits and revealed to him his passion for fitness. While serving this country as a Marine, Ron Clark was wounded by a bullet in the arm. Using different resistance exercises and weight training, Mr. Clark rehabilitated his muscles and get to the top of his game. In the process of doing so, he found his passion for fitness and helping others achieve the impossible in their…
  • Skiing and Snowboarding: Evaluate the Body for Strength and Stability

    GuestAuthor
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Excitement is escalating rapidly this time of year for those who enjoy snow sports.  Do you have clients who participate in skiing or snowboarding?  Would you like to attract some to your business?  Targeting a specific market at the right time of year will benefit the health of your community and also your business. If you already have clients who are skiers or snowboarders, now is the time to conduct fitness assessments to re-focus their attention.  You can help them evaluate their current status and motivate them to set new goals for the snow season. Consider making a grid or handout…
 
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  • Disney’s Big Mistake

    Bethany
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:04 am
    Full disclosure: I don’t watch ABC’s Once Upon A Time. But I pay attention to all sorts of pop-culture news, and yesterday a story about this show caught my eye. That’s because the show has cast an actress to play Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and in doing so they made a very big mistake. The post Disney’s Big Mistake appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • Thanksgiving Challenge

    Bethany
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    You know those challenges that pop up now and then on social media –  ab challenge, plank challenge, push-up challenge – where you follow a monthly schedule that dares you to do more and more? The ones with pictures of how ripped and amazing your body is going to look after thirty days of hard The post Thanksgiving Challenge appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • The Spin Cycle

    Bethany
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    Have you heard about the hot water Old Navy’s gotten themselves into in regards to their plus-size clothing pricing practices? It all started when a savvy shopper noticed that Old Navy charges more for plus-sized items than for straight-sized – for women. Men’s clothing costs the same no matter the size. Here’s an excerpt from The post The Spin Cycle appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • When Retouched Is Too Touched

    Beverly
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    I have a problem: While I’m all about body confidence and body love and rooting for every woman’s right to love her body no matter how far it strays from the media’s idea of perfection, I’m having a hard time swallowing even some of the plus size model’s images. I’m a graphic designer by night, The post When Retouched Is Too Touched appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
  • This Turkey Can’t Trot

    Bethany
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    Surprise! I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. I’m still here, and I still have just as much to say as I ever have – maybe even more. So, why haven’t I been blogging my little heart out? First, I needed a mental health break. Thinking about this stuff all the time is The post This Turkey Can’t Trot appeared first on Big Fit Deal®.
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  • Why Terry Crews Looks Even Better At 46

    Nitish Kumar
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Name:               Terry Alan Crews Nick Name:     Big Black Bird DOB:                  July 30, 1968 Height:             6’2’’ (1.89 m) Weight:            245 lbs He’s 46 years old, he’s funny, and he still is in an awe- inspiring muscular shape. You know Terry Crews and you have seen him in movies and television shows, where he puts out his best side at times making us laugh and always astounding us with his action packed side. Terry Crews’ made his debut into Hollywood in the year 2000 with the movie, “The 6th Day” and today…
  • How Dancing To Keep Fit Became More Fun

    Namrata Diengdoh
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    What is the one factor that we look for while we work out in a gym or at home? Music, right? I cannot imagine myself doing any of my workouts without music and I am sure neither can you. When I am doing Yoga I need soft, soothing music and for other workouts, especially dance workouts the music has to have the beats. Now, since we are talking about music, so let us also talk about dance workouts. What is the perfect dance workout? Isn’t it one which is fast paced, without any monotony, fun inclusive and easy to carry out. Most of the dance workouts in the market today are not as…
  • How Tea Made My Day At Work And Why

    Namrata Diengdoh
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Of late, with the festivities already starting in India, we had our hands full with a number of assignments related to health product reviews. Of all these, Paper Boat drinks was another review that we had up our sleeve. It was a fine Friday afternoon when my colleague and I were casually called into the boss’s cabin and handed over a box which contained four Paper Boat drinks, flavored as two tea types- Ginger Lemon Tea and Tulsi Tea.  I had tasted other flavors that Paper Boat had to offer, Kokum being my favourite amongst the other flavors of Aamras, Jaljeera,…
  • So Why Was The Camel Mad At Me

    Mansi Goel
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    Two weeks back (My last date with my yoga mat)… I was determined and happy. I had planned on perfecting the Royal Pigeon pose by the end of this year and so I was perfecting all other milder back-bends first. I finished my practice with Ustrasana, or the Camel pose. It was a perfect back bend any yogi could think of – hands grabbing my ankles and gaze fixated at the star studded sky. Post that night, I could not keep up with my practice for 14 days in a row. This morning… I was guilt stricken and baffled. Camel pose, I cannot do it anymore! I struggled to simply bend…
  • What I Learnt From Travelling With My Son

    Pranita Sohony
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Just about a week ago, I finished a train travel with my one year old son and trust me it feels like a battle won or one big task accomplished. It was a 30-hour long journey and before it started I had imagined myself relaxing completely in the train, finishing a long pending e-book, catching up on my much needed sleep and binging on lots of junk food. But, I forgot that the maker of my destiny, my son, was also travelling with me and things would be absolutely different! All dynamics changed since the time we entered the train compartment. Toddlers, mostly need just one thing in life, and…
 
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  • Visual Meditation: How To Do It

    RLion
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    In meditation, the mind concentrates when the body relaxes. Different types of meditation require more focus than others. Read on to find out how to meditate properly through visual meditation. What is visualization meditation, and how does it work? Both meditation and visualization are powerful tools that you can use to enhance your consciousness and awareness by focusing your mind. The main difference between the two is what you concentrate on when becoming aware. Visualization meditation in particular is based on shifting your focus on an object rather than yourself. For example, you can…
  • Walking Meditation: Learning to Meditate While Walking

    RLion
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    There are countless types of meditation out there; today, we will explore walking meditation, the art of meditating while walking! What is walking meditation, and how do you do it? It is a form of meditation while in action, meaning that you are active during the experience of movement and mindful while you focus on our awareness. Instead of focusing on yourself while sitting, you must focus on the process of movement. Meditate while walking can be extremely simple for some, but very difficult for others. There are different types of meditation you can do while walking, buy here are the…
  • Seasonal Foods: The Nutritional Benefits of Pumpkin

    RLion
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:32 am
    To enjoy to the fullest the nutritional value of what you eat, you should include in your diet as many seasonal foods as possible! To enjoy the full nourishment of food, you must make your menu as seasonal as possible. Each country or region has its own fresh produce, but here we will talk about the number one best known fall food: pumpkin. Pumpkin, together with carrots and chestnuts, has almost become a symbol for the season. There are many different varieties, including ones that are solely used for the purpose of decoration! Pumpkin recipes are a Halloween favorite in many countries, and…
  • #MondaySongs: Free Download Relaxation Music of the Week – Classical Music: Mozart for Bedtime

    RLion
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    For our #MondaySongs corner, we have a special gift for you today. Our free mp3 download of the week comes from a baby sleep music album, but not with unconventional music. These are not the kind of sleep lullabies you know and sing to your child or that you learnt when you were in the kindergarten. What you’re going to listen to is classical music, played in a more relaxing and calming way to become a mix of classic relaxing music and new age music. The album called “Mozart for Bedtime” is a collection of toddler songs and classical Mozart pieces to help your baby sleep at night, but…
  • Nude Meditation: The Benefits of Meditating Naked

    RLion
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    Are you comfortable being in your body? Find out how nude meditation, a peculiar type of meditation, can help you accept yourself more. The benefits of meditation have been proven countless times: it lowers stress levels, boosts the immune system and increases your energy. The same goes for the effect it has on your inner self, improving your social skills and emotional stability. A peculiar and little known type of meditation, however, has recently gained popularity with people that want to feel comfortable with themselves: this is nude meditation, also known as the practice naked…
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    Skill Based Fitness

  • Food Addiction: Should You Worry?

    Darren Beattie
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Every now and then I get trolled by somebody on the interwebz, and while my girlfriend certainly notices that my mood changes when it happens, I’m certainly not completely averse to engaging in it. Despite the fact that it kind of stresses me out a little… The smart thing to do would be to delete [...] The post Food Addiction: Should You Worry? appeared first on Skill Based Fitness.
  • Good Skills Trump 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 Good Skills Trump 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.
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  • Rip Tip of the Day

    Patrick MacKeogh
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Not getting at least 7 hours sleep a night? Catch a cheeky 40minute power nap to help fuel recovery and balance any negative hormone patterns caused by lack of sleep. Don’t go over 40-50 minutes as you will enter deep sleep and disrupt your sleeping patterns which could make things worse. The post Rip Tip of the Day appeared first on YourFitness.ie.
  • Underground recipes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Chili & Lime Noodle and Chicken Stir fry This recipe is Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Paleo (skip the corn!). It’s still really light and low in carbs and full of protein. You can add in whatever vegetables you like and play around with the seasonings depending on your tastes! Ingredients: • 2 Chicken Breasts • 2-3 Courgettes • Stir Fry Vegetables (I went for baby corn, mangetout, bean sprouts, cabbage, onions and carrots) • 1 Handful of Cashews • 1 Lime • Chilli Powder • Sesame Oil (Serves 2) Instructions: Cut the chicken into little pieces and sprinkle with chilli powder…
  • Rip Tip of the Day

    Patrick MacKeogh
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
    Nothing healthier than a glass of OJ in the morning? Wrong! Guys and girls, fruit juices are the liquid sugars extracted from the fibre (pulp) of the fruit. These sugars (fructose) don’t go through the same metabolic processes as other sugars so can cause fat storage on the stomach. A glass of juice in the morning can actually shut down your fat burning for the entire day! There’s a shocker The post Rip Tip of the Day appeared first on YourFitness.ie.
  • Underground Recipes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Balsamic Glazed Salmon Ingredients: • 2 Salmon Fillets • 1/4 Cup of Balsamic Vinegar • 1 Tablespoon of Organic Maple Syrup • 1/2 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice • 1 Garlic Clove, Minced Instructions: Add the balsamic, maple syrup, lemon juice and garlic to a dish and stir it. Place the salmon in the dish and leave it to sit for about a minute in the marinade. Then flip it and do the same. Heat some coconut oil in a pan on medium/high heat and then add the salmon. Spoon about a tablespoon of the marinade on top of each fillet and cook for about 3 minutes. Then flip them and add another…
  • Underground Recipes

    Patrick MacKeogh
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
    Guilt Free Paleo Carbonara Ingredients: (serves2) • 2-3 Courgettes • 6 Pieces of Turkey Bacon (or regular) • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Peeled & Minced • 1/2 Cup of Almond Milk • 1 Tablespoon of Arrowroot Flour • 1 Egg • Salt & Pepper • Parmesan to Serve Instructions: Start by cooking the bacon and garlic on low/medium heat (don’t want to burn the garlic) while you prepare the rest. Whisk the egg and set it aside. Add the almond milk to a saucepan on medium heat. Add the arrowroot powder in slowly while whisking constantly. Keep whisking for almost a minute until it gets…
 
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  • 5 Key Benefits Of Exercise Beyond “Looking Good”

    Ashwin Kak
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:38 am
    Let’s face it: Most people that engage in an exercise program do it to physically look good. Rarely do people think about the benefits beyond looking good. I’ve always favored the phrase ‘fitness and beyond’. However, I’m more passionate about that whole ‘beyond’ part and that’s what I’m going to offer you in the next few seconds. It’s time for you to get acquainted with some fitness facts and benefits of exercising that most people either don’t know about or don’t talk about. So, let’s talk about the top five things about exercise beyond just looking…
  • InstallingMuscles.com Review: RiteBite Max Protein Bar

    Ashwin Kak
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    I was recently contacted by Naturell (India) Pvt. Ltd., a visionary healthy lifestyle company, to try its energy packed protein bars named ‘RiteBite Max Protein’ and write a genuine review about it. So, I asked them to ship the sample right away and was convinced by the fact that it is a perfect on-the-go-snack, but I think it’s necessary to take it a step further and share my views.I always look for the best protein bar to get a quick hit of protein without having to take out my blender. While choosing a protein bar, not only is taste a critical factor, but you also want to make sure…
  • 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…
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  • An Income That Will Stand The Hardest Financial Occasions At Any Time

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:53 am
    Robert Kiyosaki wrote the Cashflow Quadrant and launched the S and B quadrants of cashflow a hundred and one in our vocabulary. They refer to the still left and correct sides of the cashflow match, as taught by very poor father and wealthy father respectively. As I have been on equally sides with little traditional and huge twenty first century enterprise, I am rather proficient to explain the applied variances in performance and attitude in between the two. Simply put, robert kiyosaki suggests, “Poor individuals work, Wealthy individuals network.” And this is a fourth issue.
  • Why You Ought To Sign Up For Empower Community

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Today’s topic will be what helps make a chief effective. There are a whole lot of individuals out there that are a chief in his market and there are also some that are not a chief. Individuals who aren’t a chief have not figured out what is likely to change their life but. What I’m conversing about is making conclusions. Of course, it’s that easy. Creating conclusions, the potential to be in a position to make conclusions rapidly is what separates leaders with the other folks. Henry Ford helps make conclusions rapidly, so does Napoleon Hill, Jim Ron, Tony Robbins, etc.
  • Purchasing Young Children’S Goods On The Web With Voucher Codes

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    You are not able to just walk up into a footwear store, get a pair that appears good, pay out the invoice and examine out. You desire lifestyle was that basic, but it isn’t. There are occasions when it is difficult to resist the reductions offered, and so you ultimately finish up getting the product without even providing it a 2nd considered. Later you regret for obtaining created a negative purchasing selection. So, how do you avoid your self from getting into such a scenario? Where do you discover the correct bargains on footwear? We may possibly need to save cash but we still need to…
  • 4 Most Amazed Chanel Handbags At 2010 Fashion Display

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    EBay tends to make a severe hard work to make confident the Chanel purses offered at a price cut on-line are authentic. I imagine, as considerably as they could try, not all the purses offered on eBay are authentic. Chanel borrowed on her memories, passions, and even the tragedies in her lifestyle to create what would turn out to be the most instantly recognizable girls’s purse in all of history to date. Combining practicality with femininity, the Chanel 2.fifty five was born. Chanel took the idea of straps – earlier only found on soldier’s bags and the heavy satchels woman…
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  • Deadlift & Squat Powerbuilding Workout – Strength & Size Focused

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:24 pm
    If your like us, you love to go balls to the wall in attempts to pull mad weight like a boss. Being able to rip off 600 lbs like a Germainian gorilla is like the ultimate test of manhoodian. You know that feeling you get after you fully max out your energy and your at the point of where your soul enters the 5th dimension. Well that is one of the mysteries of life unsolved; however, the mystery of training for strength & training to build massive muscle is not. Enter the wonderful world of powerbuilding, a hybrid training method designed by the gods of iron. The workout outlined below is…
  • Deadlift Strength Training Workout Video (Build Size & Strength In ONE Workout!)

    admin
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Another awesome video by Vince Delmonte showing you how it is done with the deadlift. The workout you are about to see is not staged and should not be attempted by those who are under 18 and without professional supervision. These are not actors depicted in the video. These stunts are real….Here is the workout routine:Snatch Grip Deadlifts – 2×5 41 X 0 Tempo 6 second pause at all 3 positionsSnatch Grip Deadlifts on Floor – 2×4 30 X 20 Tempo 2 second pause 2″ off the floorClean Grip Deficit Deadlifts – 2×3 31 X 0 Tempo 8 second eccentric on last…
  • Big 3 Workout Routine – Halloween Edition – 5 X 5 Style!

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:37 pm
    You got to love Halloween! Anything to scare the bejeezus out of you is always a fun time…which is why in this routine, these big 3 lifts tend to scare the day lights out of people for many reasons I am still unsure of. You rarely see people squat, you somewhat see people bench press & obviously deadlifts are a rare sight to see much like Tony the Tiger on a box of fruitloops. Whatever the case may be, it is time to put the ghosts aside and build some monster strength on a great time to become a monster…Before you head out on the night and get your frills & thrills of the…
  • Derek Poundstone Deadlift Compilation

    admin
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    800 Lbs 9 reps850 Lb Pull1000 LB DeadliftGuy Lifts A F**kin Car – I know who I am calling when I need a tow…Bonus! Dude Breaks A Baseball Bat! Like A Phone book Wasn’t Enough Already =/
  • John Cena’s Workout Routine With Added Deadlift Motivation

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

  • Total Body Benefits Using a BOSU Ball

    Dr. Mercola
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola A BOSU ball is a versatile fitness device that can be a great addition to any home gym. Developed in 1999 by David Weck, BOSU stands for "Both Sides Up" or "Both Sides Utilized." With a flat platform on one side and a rubber dome on the other (resembling half an exercise ball), it can help you improve your balance and flexibility, sharpen your reflexes, and reshape your body. As described in the featured article by the Health & Fitness Advisory:1 "The domed side is used for aerobic exercises and athletic drills, and when the BOSU ball is inverted, it becomes a tool for…
  • 5 Health Tips if You Sit at a Computer All Day

    Dr. Mercola
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola In recent centuries, advances in industry and technology have fundamentally changed the way many humans spend their waking hours. Where it was once commonplace to spend virtually all of those hours on your feet – walking, twisting, bending, and moving – it is now the norm to spend those hours sitting. The modern-day office is built around sitting, such that you can conduct business – make phone calls, send e-mails and faxes, and even participate in video conferences – without ever leaving your chair. But there’s an inherent problem with this lifestyle. Your body was…
  • When It Comes to Aging Well, It’s Mind Over Matter

    Dr. Mercola
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola For many, "aging" is synonymous with aches and pains, forgetfulness, loneliness, and ultimately death. Aging is inevitable, but research actually shows that how you think about it can make a big difference in how gracefully you age. As it turns out, holding on to negative stereotypes about aging may have a significant impact on your quality of life, preventing you from living to full capacity as you age. In one study,1 psychological intervention designed to strengthen positive age stereotypes actually resulted in increased mobility and strength. As reported by the New York…
  • Why Carb Loading Is a Bad Idea

    Dr. Mercola
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola Carb-loading is a strategy commonly used by endurance athletes, such as marathon runners, in the days leading up to a long run or race. The idea behind carb-loading is to saturate yourself with carbs so your muscles will have plenty of glycogen to use as fuel while you exercise. For instance, Runner’s World states:1 The easiest way to achieve a simple, successful carb-load is to include carbohydrate-rich foods at every meal and snack [starting as early as five days prior to your race]. This means bread, pasta, rice, cereal, potatoes, and fruit should be mainstays. Simple…
  • 10 Ways Stress Can Mess with Your Workouts

    Dr. Mercola
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    By Dr. Mercola A workout can be a great way to unwind after a stressful day, but ruminating over that unpleasant meeting with your boss may make your exercise session less effective. New research suggests that if your brain is tired, the rest of your body may be tired as well, because the two go hand in hand. Why is it that mental and physical fatigue are so closely connected? Part of the answer is that physical and mental fatigue affect the same region of your brain—the anterior cingulate cortex. If that part of your brain is broadcasting "my brain is fried" signals at the end of the day,…
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    How To Gain Weight

  • What You Can Learn About Humor From Chris Rock

    Peter
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    Being funny is a very important asset that you need to have. However not everyone knows how to deliver a joke properly. I recently read a great book on this titled “Comedy Writing Secrets” by Melvin Helitzer. There he breaks down the anatomy of humor. He does this by using what he calls the THREES formula: Target Hostility Realism Exaggeration Emotion Surprise Helitzer writes that humor is often criticism and that’s why it has a target. This can be a person, place, thing or basically anything. We all have some bad feelings towards some things. With humor you can unleash all…
  • Top 12 Exercises That Must Be Part Of Your Routine

    Peter
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    Your lifting routine should ideally consist of a few basic exercises that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. If you want to bulk up, gain weight and just gain loads of muscle, then your training needs to be focused. If you are a beginner or an intermediate lifter, forget about isolation exercises for now (you can add them once you are on the upper intermediate or advanced level) and just focus on a few key exercises. These should be heavy compound multi-joint exercises that recruit muscles from various parts of your body and work the entire muscle chain. However you should also…
  • The Original PUA: Learn To Pick Up Chicks The Way The Ancient Romans Did

    Peter
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Way before Mystery, Style and Tyler Durden, even millenia before Don Juan and Casanova, there was Ovid and his “Ars Amatoria”, which could be translated into English as “The Art of Love”. This was the premier textbook of Ancient Rome on how to pick up women. It’s jam packed with such golden nuggets of wisdom as: “take care that your breath is sweet, and don’t go about reeking like a billy-goat” and “Don’t judge a woman by candle-light, it’s deceptive.” The manual consists of 3 books, the first dealing with how to pick up…
  • My Personal End Of Year Challenge After One Month Update

    Peter
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    So what are the results so far of my end of year challenge after one month? At the beginning of October I set out a little challenge for myself to work on my self-discipline. The challenge had both a body and a mind component. The body component consists of going to the gym and working towards my goal of gaining weight. That part has been mostly a success. The mind component consists of setting up a schedule for language learning (advanced French and intermediate Dutch) and sticking to it. That part has been a failure so far. Body: I go to the gym three times a week and mostly stick to a…
  • Frauds R Us: Do You Feel Like An Impostor?

    Peter
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Picture one of those times. You were sitting in a meeting, looked around at all the people sitting around the desk and asked yourself: “What am I doing here? When will they finally discover that I am a fraud?” You felt a short burst of panic coupled with serious doubts of whether you really know anything about the subject that was being discussed. You shot another glance at the people around you, their confident postures and listened to them voicing their views with ease. These guys are the real experts and their expertise must be…
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    CASS FITNESS

  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the Day – Stability Ball V-Pass

    mattbible
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Many people who workout dream of having that coveted six pack of abs. It is not easy to achieve, but YOU can do it! It takes hard work, discipline, and the right knowledge. Yes, you absolutely need to eat healthy. You also need a great resistance training and cardio routine. However, to fine tune your abs, you need exercises that will blast them way beyond a crunch. Here is a popular exercise our trainer, Deonte Toliver demonstrates below called the Stability Ball V-Pass. Hold a stability ball overhead with both hands, with your legs together and extended straight on the floor. Brace your…
  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the day: 30 Second Slow Burn Push-Ups by Matt Bible

    mattbible
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Are you looking for a workout to build your chest strength but do not have access to a bench press? What if you can do 40-50 push-ups without breaking a sweat? You need a challenge! Try the 30 Second Slow Burn Push-Up. We saw this first on DDP Yoga. I decided to take this workout and run with it in so many different ways, including making it a part of an intense slow burn bodyweight workout. You count to 10 as you go downward in the eccentric phase. You hold the Push-Up for 10 more seconds just above the ground in an isometric static phase, then you slowly rise up in the concentric phase for…
  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the DAY – Horizontal Pulls

    mattbible
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Horizontal Pulls are one of our favorite exercises to prescribe to clients. They blast the upper and middle back muscles. They do a great job for your biceps too, especially if you use an underhand grip like you would for Chin-Ups. Horizontal Pulls are easier than Pull-Ups, and can be done in many different areas. Some of those areas include bars on a playground (like shown below with our client, Christine), the handles on a dip machine, arms of two treadmills side by side (don’t do this during peak hours in a gym), or a smith machine bar (again don’t do this during peak hours) to…
  • CASS Fitness Exercise of the day: Weighted Pull-Ups by Matt Bible

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

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

  • Healthy Debate: White Meat vs. Dark Meat

    Shannon Fable
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you were wondering which is healthier, tastier, or which you should choose this Thanksgiving, educate yourself with this article. The post Healthy Debate: White Meat vs. Dark Meat appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • 10 Healthy and Delicious Thanksgiving Appetizers

    Erin Klegstad
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Struggling to figure out what to bring for your Thanksgiving appetizer? We've got 10 healthy and tasty options for you! The post 10 Healthy and Delicious Thanksgiving Appetizers appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Circuit Workout: Are You Ready For Some Football

    Luke Andrus
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Keep your fitness fresh with our football themed tabata and circuit workout! You'll love how these moves burn calories like a boss! The post Circuit Workout: Are You Ready For Some Football appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Bacon Brussels Sprouts

    Carly Sippel
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you think you don't like Brussels sprouts think again. These apple and bacon Brussels Sprouts will have you asking for seconds! The post Thanksgiving Recipe: Apple and Bacon Brussels Sprouts appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
  • The Mockingjay Workout

    Josh Cox
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Discover your inner Mockingjay with this gym workout that will get you pumped up and ready to take on the Capital. The post The Mockingjay Workout appeared first on Anytime Fitness Blog.
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    Runner Training For Life

  • Celebrity Runners and the Beat Oprah Effect

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:39 am
    I've seen a number of people say they "just want to beat Oprah" for their first marathon. Every single time it makes me laugh because I wonder what is it about her specifically that they feel if they can't beat her time they are horrible runners. She was quite fit at that point, age 40 in 1994, so if you are comparing her to the older woman she is today it's really not the same thing. Her Marine Corps Marathon time was 4:29 which is a respectable first marathon. Mine was,4:17,so I guess I win the beat Oprah prize. It made me wonder how other celebrities stack up and why we don’t have the…
  • Running and Weightloss - What happens when it stops working

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:46 am
    It seems that many of us started running not for the runner’s high, but for the option to eat another cookie guilt free. Today coach Patty Rivas is going to help answer the question “why isn’t it working any more” (besides that cookie)? You want to lose weight, so you start running. You lose weight, then hit a plateau. So you run some more. But for some reason the weight isn't budging. Why??It's normal to hit a plateau when you start running more, or are training for a half marathon or marathon. Your body gets used to running long distances, and therefore becomes more efficient at…
  • Stocking Stuffers for Any Runner - Under $20

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    “Giving a gift is a universal way to show interest, appreciation, and gratitude, as well as strengthen bonds with others.” I’ve talked about my preference for giving experiences over gifts, but the truth is we also NEED things as runners and sometimes it’s nice to get them from someone else as a sign that they support our lunacy. YakTrax ($16.80) - We don’t earn our title of being “crazy runners” by avoiding the weather, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be a little safer too. YakTrax fit easily over existing shoes to provide some traction in the winter weather. Low cut…
  • Teenagers might just know it all

    15 Nov 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lions Gate. I received a book, products, and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I was positive I knew everything as a teenager…in fact I kind of wish I had that all knowing wisdom back these days because now I’m simply aware of all that I don’t know!! At the moment however, I’m talking about teens and picking out amazing books… Earlier this week I laid on you my top 50 running books of all time. Thus if you didn’t already know how much I love to read you probably got an idea, which is why…
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    The Supplementality

  • Controlled Labs White Flood Reborn Review

    The Supplementality
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Effectivness: (4.5 / 5)Taste: (4.5 / 5)User Reviews: (4.75 / 5)Value: (5 / 5)Overall Rating: (4.75 / 5) Controlled Labs White Flood Reborn Pre Workout Overview When looking for a new pre-workout supplement you need to take a few things into consideration.  You want to start with a company that has some history in the business and that has built a solid reputation.  You also want to factor in the price (both total cost of the product and the cost per serving) in order to make sure that you are getting a quality product at a decent price. When it comes to reputation, especially in the…
  • Best Nitric Oxide Supplements

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

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

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

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

  • How you can help fight antibiotic resistance

    Maffew James
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    The advent of antibiotics was a revolution in healthcare, and likewise, the gradual loss of their effectiveness is possibly the most frightening situation to find ourselves in. The conquest of bacterial infections is over, and the bacteria have turned the tide and come up victorious. Worst of all, we're all to blame because we've all unwittingly played a part in antibiotic resistance. When
  • What our prescriptions say about society

    Maffew James
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Levothyroxine pills [1] The most common prescription medications provide insight into society as a whole. Not only is the overall use of medication rising over time, but the specific classes of drugs and the large percentage of the population regularly taking many different prescriptions is also on the rise and could be cause for alarm. Over 10 percent of adults state they have taken 5 or
  • 5 Tricks food product marketers use to sell junk food

    Maffew James
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Michael Verhoef A tasty can of chemicals...err, potato chips Food label marketers are brilliant at what they do. Through the magic of wordplay and creative misdirection, they are often able to spur even the most health conscious individuals into buying a product that is far from healthy, or not as healthy as you are lead to believe. Here is a look at 5 of the neat little tricks they use to
  • 5 Powerful drugs that came from nature

    Maffew James
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Plbmak It's a common belief that natural medicine is safe, effective, yet doesn't carry the dangers of prescription drugs. This is a misconception though, because what is natural isn't always safe, and what is safe, isn't always natural. Here's 5 powerful drugs that came from nature and are anything but benign. Atropine Can anyone say, deadly nightshade? Atropa belladonna is one of the
  • Getting rid of a cough

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

  • More Raw

    thetreeofhealth
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    More RAW! You are what you eat. Increasing the amount of raw, plant based food in your diet will help supercharge your body now and in the future! Continue reading →
  • Speedy Salad

    thetreeofhealth
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    A super tasty quick to make salad to up your intake of fresh, raw fruits and veg. Lovely! Continue reading →
  • Bubble and Squeak (And Minnie Has a Peak)

    thetreeofhealth
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    The day I ate the dog's dinner.. Leftover veggies are normally reserved for my little Bull Terrier. Not this time! Continue reading →
  • Warming Courgette Curry

    thetreeofhealth
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Who doesn't love a bowl of super tasty curry? This curry used coconut milk, and has a mild, warming flavour. Continue reading →
  • Ten Ways To Live An Extraordinary Life

    thetreeofhealth
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Help yourself lead a life that is extraordinary. Continue reading →
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    Fitzala

  • Is Organic Always Better? You’ll Be Surprised At What The Evidence Tells You

    jenni
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Leading a healthy lifestyle can sometimes feel like a game of healthy options and not-so-healthy options. Stairs or elevator? Salad or hamburger? Treadmill or elliptical? The good news is that when we go to the grocery store and walk into the produce aisle, we don’t have to choose between purchasing healthy and nutritious food or affordable food. While seeing organic on the label might make us feel better about our food choices, the reality is that the organic option isn’t healthier or better for us. The conventional choices are just as healthy and nutritious – and they…
  • 10 Things Everyone Thinks While Running Up a Hill

    jenni
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    You’ve been running for a while And not to brag or anything, but you’re doing awesome You set out to conquer a hill Seeing it in the distance Oh I’ve got this Getting a liiittle closer I’ve totally got this. #bitchplease Just starting the hill Umm, maybe it’s a bit bigger than I thought A quarter of the way up I’m gonna die, make it stop Halfway up Why did I decide to do this? I hate running. NEVER AGAIN. Three quarters of the way… Am I walking? Huh, didn’t notice. At the top How the eff am I going to get down?   All images via Giphy The…
  • Quick Weight Loss: What You Need to Know About Losing Weight Fast

    jenni
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Weight loss is a tricky thing. Once you realize that you need to lose weight, you want it gone yesterday. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. It can take a long time for many people to lose weight while others shed quickly. So whats the deal? What do some people know that others don’t? The answer isn’t that simple and it depends on your history, activity levels and the foods you eat. An active person that normally eats healthily might have an easier time getting rid of a few vacation pounds than someone who isn’t active and has a history of dieting. If…
  • 14 Fitness Gifts For Men & Women That You Can Buy on Amazon

    jenni
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Need to find something for that friend of yours that loves to workout? Look no further! I’ve put together a long list of useful fitness gifts for men and women that you can find on Amazon. Most of them even have Prime shipping! (Which is necessary considering how expensive shipping can be for some of these heavy items). These gifts are affordable and versatile. When researching, I really didn’t expect that this workout equipment would be this cheap! Forewarning: While this list may not look “girly,” there’s plenty of fitness gifts for women in here, especially…
  • Learn: What Does Fish Oil Do?

    jenni
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    There’s so many different types of supplements out there, each screaming “buy me!” How do you know what works and what doesn’t? In this article, we’ll answer the question, “What Does Fish Oil Do?” as well as cover the benefits of taking fish oil. I’ve also linked to a brand that I use if you’re interested in taking it as a daily supplement. In the Body: What Does Fish Oil Do? First off, it’s important to know that your body cannot manufacture Omega-3 fatty acids (that’s the nutrient that fish oil supports). Any fish oil that…
 
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    Articles

  • A CALORIE IS A CALORIE? INTERESTING FAT LOSS FACTS

    Dayne Hudson
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    The world of fat loss and calories, although quite simple is still somewhat complex! You hear me talk about calories in vs calories out, which in it's simple sense is the way forward for either weight loss or muscle gain (and if you really get it right, you can gain muscle with limited fat!)Tags: Nutrition
  • IIFYM - WHAT THE HATERS DON'T UNDERSTAND: GI AND FAT LOSS - PART 3

    Dayne Hudson
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    THIS ARTICLE IS PART 3 of 3 - CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 HIGH GI CARBOHYDRATES AND SATIETY   The other claim by the IIFYM haters: high GI carbohydrates will leave you in a pool of a food craving mess.Tags: Nutrition
  • IIFYM: FAT CARBS AND PROTEIN FROM PROCESSED FOODS: THE EFFECT ON FAT LOSS - PART 2

    Dayne Hudson
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:43 pm
    THIS IS PART 2 OF 3 ARTICLES - CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 Tags: Nutrition
  • IIFYM AKA FLEXIBLE DIETING - WHAT THE HATERS DON'T UNDERSTAND: PART 1

    Dayne Hudson
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    Normally, when something "new" comes along people are quick to shoot it down; it flies in the face of everything they thought they knew. People (even those who claim to have credibility) are increasingly shooting down what appears to be a new craze, called IIFYM, which stands for "If it fits your macros" but was originally called flexible dieting.Tags: Nutrition
  • HOW IMPORTANT IS PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION?

    Dayne Hudson
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Pre-workout nutrition is without question a vital part of your fitness life. It is probably the most underrated meal you'll have all day! Getting your pre-workout nutrition correct involves learning the facts, which can make a huge difference at the end of the day. Everyone seems to be obsessed with the anabolic window after training and what you should be eating AFTER a workout.Tags: NutritionSupplements
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    Your Health and Fitness Guide - Healthable

  • 4 Reasons to Branch Out Your Health Team

    Kingsley Felix
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    A lot of Americans only see a general physician, (hopefully) a dentist, and maybe a specialist if they have a health scare or known, specific health issue. Unfortunately, that’s like only eating a single type of food every single day for lunch. Even if it’s good for you, like kale, it’s not going to give […]
  • Staying Healthy This Winter with a Respiratory Ailment

    Kingsley Felix
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Winter approaching; don’t slack off on your preventative care just because you’ll be staying home more than normal. The last thing you want is to be ill during the holidays! Humidity is Your Friend Dry air can wreck havoc on your respiratory system. Like every other part of your body, your respiratory tract needs moisture […]
  • Healthy Smile, Healthy Body: Why is Oral Health so Important?

    Samantha Stainsburry
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:14 am
    A healthy smile does more than just increase your social life. It can mean the difference between living a healthy, happy life and having more illnesses than you can count on your fingers and toes. To better understand how your smile influences your health, let’s take a look at the link between oral health and […]
  • Health at Home: 5 All Natural Ways to Feel Well

    Brooke Chaplan
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:12 am
    Although modern medicine has given people a wealth of medications and treatments to fight illness and feel better, these benefits often come with a price. High costs, and unpleasant side effects have caused many people to return to all natural treatments for their minor illnesses and injuries. These simple remedies are often inexpensive, effective, and […]
  • Dental Bridge: Fill a Gap in Your Smile

    Kingsley Felix
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    if you’ve lost a tooth due to decay or trauma, you may be dealing with a partial denture or other appliance. Those who are missing a molar may even be living with the gap as it is which can be uncomfortable and allow other teeth to shift into the space. If you’re missing a tooth, […]
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    JLL Fitness

  • Why do you need a slow start up speed on a Home Treadmill?

    Sarah Fisher
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    There are a lot of varying brands of home treadmills on the market today and each comes with its own selling point. It can be hard to choose a machine especially if it is going to be used by multiple people in the household. One specification that can sometimes get over looked is the start up speed. It is such an important part of your treadmill however it is something that we take for granted. How is a slow start up speed safe on a treadmill? By opting for a treadmill with a slow start up speed you will find that once it is switched on the belt will start to move smoothly there is no sudden…
  • Using a Weight Bench as part of your Weight Training at Home

    Sarah Fisher
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:56 am
    A weight bench is a great accessory to have to help guide you with your posture, technique and breathing whilst working out with your weights. A weight bench can help teach you the basic principles of weight training without the worry of falling over it will also help to prevent you from using the momentum of the body when performing exercise such as bicep curls. How to get the most from your weight bench? By using a weight bench to help you with your weight training you can target different muscles depending on the degree of the bench. By inclining the weight bench by just a few degrees will…
  • The Home Treadmill vs Running Outdoors

    Sarah Fisher
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:34 am
    Walking is the most popular past time for the U.K public. It is an activity that can be enjoyed on your own, in groups or even as a family. Walking is a great form of exercise as it works your whole body; it is a great way to stay in shape. However with winter looming around the corner everyone the question is whether to invest in a home treadmill or continue to brave the elements and run/ walk outdoors. Will a Home Treadmill affect the way you work out? When using a treadmill there is a slight difference in the way you move your body as you are not pushing your legs forward you are not using…
  • Buying a Quality Home Treadmill

    Sarah Fisher
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    There is a wide variety of home treadmills currently available on the market so the thought of whittling down the prospective choices can be quite confusing. There are a lot of companies out there that offer a multitude of brands with the same specifications. So why buy from a smaller company? With a smaller company you will find the staff more knowledgeable about the products as their focus is purely on fitness equipment and generally they won’t sell as many items as a large superstore so there understanding of the products is a lot more in depth. A small company will more than likely…
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Children with Walking Difficulties

    Sarah Fisher
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:26 am
    There can be many reasons as to why a child may need to have physical therapy to help their mobility, balance, posture and co-ordination. It could range from something as simple as a broken bone to an ailment more serious like Cerebal Palsy. Children that have walking difficulties are normally identified from a young age and can receive treatment to help alleviate pain and surgical procedures are often carried out to help the child. Not all walking abnormalities stem from a medical illness; toe walking is quite common amongst young children and can be something that they grow out of. Toe…
 
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    TodaysFitnessTrainer.com

  • Fitness Motivation – The Power of Quotes

    Andrea Oh
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    The post Fitness Motivation – The Power of Quotes appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Motivation is the fuel that moves us towards our health and fitness goals When it comes to anything fitness motivation is the key to long-term success, regardless of the goal. Some may argue that the exercise program is essential, or the diet and nutrition program, but I would beg to differ. Imagine taking a road trip across the country. Your body is the vehicle and the workout program and diet act as the road map. As prepared as you think you may be, you can’t go anywhere without gas in…
  • Fitness Tracking Devices and Online Tools

    Andrea Oh
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    The post Fitness Tracking Devices and Online Tools appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Using fitness tracking mobile applications and tracking devices can improve your chances of getting results When it comes to any fitness goal, numbers play an important role if you are looking to get effective results. They help us to acknowledge improvement (or not) and assists in keeping us motivated and on track to reaching our end goal. In the last few years, increasingly more fitness tracking devices and tools have flooded the market (from fitness tracker mobile applications to the online…
  • Fitness Tip of the Day #22

    Andrea Oh
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    The post Fitness Tip of the Day #22 appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. Fitness Tip of the Day: Be kind to yourself. Fitness Tip of the Day: Be kind to yourself. There are various reasons why people choose to start a fitness program and making regular exercise a priority in their lives.  These reasons may include: To look better To feel better To have more energy To get stronger To build self-confidence To live a longer life To improve quality of life The end goal provides purpose and motivation for the long journey ahead … which can be a roller coaster ride from beginning to…
  • Fitness Insight Podcast | The Fear of Personal Training (and Trainers)

    Andrea Oh
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    The post Fitness Insight Podcast | The Fear of Personal Training (and Trainers) appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. The Fear of Personal Training (and Trainers) In this week’s episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (www.bonzabodies.com), Pharoah Kafele (www.puravidaclub.com) and Andrea Oh (www.todaysfitnesstrainer.com) take a hard look at how fear of personal training (or a specific trainer) may get in the way of someone getting the help they need to reach a health and fitness goal successfully (and for the long term).  They also dive into recommendations…
  • Preventing Heart Attacks in Men

    Today's Fitness Trainer
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    The post Preventing Heart Attacks in Men appeared first on TodaysFitnessTrainer.com. There are many contributing factors that increase risk of heart attack in men The American Heart Association has estimated that as much as 80% of all cardiovascular disease is preventable. Recent research confirms this to be true when it comes to heart attacks in men. In the September 30, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers published results of a study that examined the effects of healthy diet and lifestyle habits on the prevention of heart attack in men. This study…
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    Couch Potato Rehab

  • P90X DAY 7 - 8: Yoga and Chest/Back

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:53 am
     CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.Monday was supposed to be my off day, but since I took off Friday I did some Yoga. When it comes to doing the WHOLE Hour and Half of Yoga X, I'm still like:So, I just did the first Half Hour and Some Ab Ripper X.Tuesday was another Morning Workout. I'm still "okay" with it.Don't get me wrong, I'd love to sleep in, but once I'm done, I'm digging the fact my workout for the day is over. STUFF FOR MONDAY 11/17/14 YogaJust the first Half Hour.Ab Ripper XOTHER STUFFWalk2 MilesFOODBreakfastShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut…
  • P90X Day 4 - 6: The Aftermath of Leg Day

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.STUFF FOR FRIDAY 11/14/14 I was feeling beatSo I decided to switch my Yoga day with my off Day on Monday.OTHER STUFFWalk2 MilesHand Grips  20lbs x20 Each Hand x220lbs Inverted x20 Each Hand x2150lbs x5 Each Hand x2150lbs Inverted x5 Each Hand x2200lbs x4 Each Hand x1200lbs Inverted x4 Each Hand x1250lbs x3 Each Hand x3250lbs Inverted x3 Each Hand x3300lbs Negatives (Hold for 3 sec) Each Hand x3FOODBreakfastShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkLunchShakeology - Chocolate/Peanut Butter/Almond MilkDinner Turkey and…
  • P90X Day 3: Arms Shoulders and Concentrating on Form.

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.STUFF FOR THURSDAY 11/13/14Arms/ShouldersHeart Rate AVG 132Max 161Calories Burned 653For today's workout, I once again concentrated on Form. I tried to do THAT much more during the Summer, as opposed to back when I first started. However, I really concentrated EVEN MORE this time. Even with my dog coming down to pay me a visit, looking at me like:Anyway.For somebody like myself who can't concentrate on anything for more than a few minutes, THAT'S saying something.Slow. Methodical reps. So slow in fact, that to the untrained…
  • P90X Day 2: Plyometrics: The P90X Scared Straight Program

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.STUFF FOR WEDNESDAY 11/12/14 Plyo XWhen I decided to start working out in the morning. It wasn't really SO MUCH, the first workout I was worried about. It was the second one. Plyo. The last time I did this workout was 9/24/14Heart Rate AVG 154Max 181Calories Burned 967This time: Heart Rate AVG 162Max 182Calories Burned 988It's amazing how much I lost in a month and a half off. I modified and concentrated on form for the majority of the DVD, whereas back on 9/24 I pretty much kept up with "The Kids" the whole time. No…
  • P90X Day 1: Chest/Back And The Reluctant Morning Person.

    12 Nov 2014 | 9:09 am
    CHECK OUT MY RAMBLING ON VARIOUS OTHER FORMS OF SOCIAL MEDIA.As I mentioned in my previous post.http://couchpotatorehab1.blogspot.com/2014/11/starting-over.html I gave up doing any sort of workout for about a month to spend more time with my Grandmom. I'm grateful for every minute I was able to be with her.Even before the news that my Grandmom's cancer had become untreatable, I was thinking I was wasting too much of my time working out at night.As with everything I do. I screw around too much. On any particular day, before I get started with a workout, I might have to go look at a Youtube…
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    Personal Fitness HQ

  • Welcome To Personal Fitness HQ!

    Milo Martinovich
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Welcome to the launch of Personal Fitness Headquarters! Our goal here is to provide our readers with a sense of knowledge that they are going to get the best home gym design, fitness training, nutrition, & supplementation advice possible! My name is Milo Martinovich. I am a certified personal trainer through ISSA, and own my own personal training studio. That being said, I am still a huge advocate of home gyms and I do not believe in getting a gym membership. I am a long term thinker and believe that it is best to buy your own equipment and build your own home gym to control everything…
 
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    TingFit

  • Pico De Gallo Egg White Bites Recipe

    twang1213
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Recipe: Pico De Gallo Egg White Bites This is a great snack for people who are too busy to cook or don’t believe they possess the skills to cook. All the recipe requires is a little spraying, pouring, and sprinkling; The post Pico De Gallo Egg White Bites Recipe appeared first on TingFit. Related posts: Zucchini Frittata Recipe Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Recipe Easy Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) Recipe
  • 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: 4 Reasons Why You Should Be Doing HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Lose Fat and Reduce Body Fat Percentage with Basic Math 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 Jicama: Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipe
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    Braini Habit

  • Beneficial Effects of Caffeine for Improved Performance

    Braini Habit
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
    Share It:   What is the number one beverage that many people drink in the morning to help them stay awake and alert? If you guessed coffee then you’re correct, and almost everyone has tried a cup of coffee in the morning. The main chemical in coffee is caffeine, which is a natural stimulant that is widely used by people and athletes as a way to stay alert. In its basic form caffeine is a bitter and white powder that is derived from various plants including tea leaves, coffee beans, and cocoa beans. In the United States and many European countries caffeine is consumed by more than 70%…
  • High Quality Protein for Building Muscle and Strength

    Braini Habit
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    Share It:   Proper nutrition is an essential and vital component for building muscle. Your muscles are mostly made of water and some protein, but to promote muscle growth there must be adequate amounts of dietary energy. Protein is the main nutrient many people concentrate when trying to build muscle and strength, and although it is important to build muscle you must not neglect other essential nutrients. For your muscles to benefit from protein synthesis you must have sufficient dietary energy. Carbohydrates, fats, and protein are all important nutrients part of a healthy diet and each…
  • Enhance Immune Function with Exercise and Nutrition

    Braini Habit
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Share It:   There are many external and internal factors that your immune system protects you against while psychological and physiological factors can also influence the functioning of your immune system. In general terms, your immune system consists of two mechanisms, innate and adaptive, which defend your body from environmental toxins and pollutants, and also from abnormal biological processes. Physical exercise is a powerful stimulus for the enhancement and improvement of your overall health and it has many potential positive effects on the functioning of your immune system. For…
  • Sports Beverages as Popular Thirst Quenchers

    Braini Habit
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Share It:   What effects do sports beverages have on your exercise performance? Before the development of any sports drinks scientists had to first conduct tests to get a better understanding of carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Scientists devoted to the study of sports nutrition had to also study the effects of exercise on muscle glycogen storage as well as its use and re-synthesis. Additionally, scientists also discovered that during intense exercise fluid and salts are lost in sweat. The first sports beverages were created in the laboratories of exercise physiologists and were…
  • The Psychology of Exercise

    Braini Habit
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    Share It:   If you’re physically active and engage in some type of exercise you may already know and feel how much of a beneficial effect exercising can have on your body. There are several health benefits from exercising that make it a popular topic for discussion. By engaging in exercise you can make a positive step toward a healthier life because you will decrease your risk from several illnesses and diseases, but you will also be able to develop a positive and healthy mind. When you exercise there are several mechanisms in your body that interact with one another such as the…
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    Thrive with Jen Sinkler

  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Crescendo

    Jennifer Blake
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Are you ready for a kettlebell (with a little bodyweight action) challenge, Thrivers? This workout moves pretty quickly and will make an excellent finisher to your regular workout. You can hit this workout in a couple ways: Treat it like a complex and use just one kettlebell. You will need to scale the weight to the Kettlebell One-Armed Bent-Over Rows — that baby is 15 reps per arm, so choose wisely! Or use one heavier kettlebell for the cleans, squats, and swings and a lighter bell for the one-armed bent-over rows. Whichever you choose, know that — as always — you can rest…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: Down for the Count

    Jennifer Blake
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    This week’s Lift Weights Faster Challenge Workout is a descending ladder complex — all you need is a set of dumbbells and a workout timer. The weight of the bells will be limited by what you can push press overhead for at least 10 reps, so be choosy with your weight. You want to be challenged but you also want to be fast. Here’s the nasty thing about complexes: you don’t set the weights down until you get to the bottom of the round. For example, in round one, complete 10 reps of the double bent-over row, 10 reps of the double hang clean, 10 reps of the double push press,…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Swing Dancer

    Jennifer Blake
    2 Nov 2014 | 6:14 pm
    This week’s Lift Weights Faster Challenge Workout is a kettlebell and bodyweight workout called “The Swing Dancer.” Grab a kettlebell that you feel very proficient swinging for higher volume because you will be doing a lot of swinging. This workout won’t be too terrible though because, did you know? It’s physically impossible not to smile when you do star jumps! You ready? Grab a workout timer, a kettlebell, and your smile and prepare for “The Swing Dancer”! “The Swing Dancer” — Complete 3 Rounds of this kettlebell &…
  • Cardigan Mark’s Thriller Workout

    Jen Sinkler
    26 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Note from Cardigan Mark: I am the MTV generation. Before reality television, MTV used to actually show music videos. And these video’s defined my generation. Songs I sang, love notes I wrote, and dance moves I copied can all be traced back to channel 29, MTV. I was in the first grade when I first saw Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” I was hooked and so was the rest of New York. Jackson’s red jacket became an icon, zombies walked the streets, and EVERYONE was doing the claw dance move. Fast forward 30 years and I still return to music videos for inspiration. When Jen told me…
  • LWF Challenge Workout: The Jack and Jill

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

  • The Missing Ingredient in Most Diet Plans

    Jane McCafferty
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Did you know that the global diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry? At numerous points from Manhattan to Manila and from Toronto to Timbuktu, diet products, whether in the form of pills, capsules, powders, dietary shakes, or books, are bought, sold, and championed. After all this annual activity, are people any slimmer? Sadly, no. […] The post The Missing Ingredient in Most Diet Plans appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • The Real Reason Why Low Carb Diets Work

    Jane McCafferty
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It’s been over a decade since the wildly popular Atkins entered the American popular imagination. Back in 2000 to 2005, it seemed like everyone and his dog was on a low-carb diet. All sorts of otherwise sugar- or starch-intensive snacks and meals were rolled out in low-carb versions. TV talk shows frequently mentioned low-carb diet […] The post The Real Reason Why Low Carb Diets Work appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Fat: Not the Dietary Evil You Thought It Was

    Jane McCafferty
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Starting in the early 70s, there was a tidal wave of bad news hitting the popular media regarding the evils of fat. Study after study suggested that there was a link between high fat diets and diabetes, heart disease, and some other health problems. It seemed that subsequent studies just reinforced the earlier studies that […] The post Fat: Not the Dietary Evil You Thought It Was appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • How to Eat Like a Horse and Still Stay Trim

    Jane McCafferty
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Ever notice that some people manage to eat a ton of food but still manage to look trim, slim, and oh-so-sexy? Ever notice that some people seem to be snacking all the time but they still have very narrow waistlines and toned physiques?  Have you ever wondered how some people eat and eat without blowing […] The post How to Eat Like a Horse and Still Stay Trim appeared first on Jane's Best Fitness.
  • Girls, Don’t Be Afraid to Weight Train

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

  • 30 Days of Mastery, Habit-Formation and Productivity

    Will
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
    What do Pringles have to do with reaching your goals? Or, how can potato chips help you lose weight, build muscle and get the body you want? Well, they can’t because they’re terrible for you. But the story behind them can. In 1956 Gene Wolfe graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in […] The post 30 Days of Mastery, Habit-Formation and Productivity appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • 4 Things Every Woman Needs To Know Before She Joins A Gym

    Will
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    This is the first post I’ve published on Travel Strong that has been written by somebody else, and there’s nobody I would rather it be by than Jen Sinkler (that’s her in the photo)! A former rugby player for the US, Jen lives and breathes fitness. Through her website, Thrive with Jen Sinkler, she dishes […] The post 4 Things Every Woman Needs To Know Before She Joins A Gym appeared first on Travel Strong.
  • Travel Hacking: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

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

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

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

  • Add Fitness Equipment to Your Holiday Shopping List

    Bob
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    It’s an old cliché, but often true that the post-holiday period is when many people decide to start or ramp up their fitness and good nutrition efforts. This is evidenced by the fact that so many of us make New Year’s resolutions that often involve diet or exercise changes. While resolutions don’t have the best reputation for long-term success, the transition from one year to the next is a great time to re-evaluate lifestyle, health and fitness choices. This is also the perfect opportunity to “turn the page” (both literally and metaphorically) on old habits or routines and dedicate…
  • Healthy Recipe: Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta

    Bob
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    If you love pasta but don’t want to sabotage your diet, this healthy recipe for tomato, sausage and pecorino pasta is the perfect choice. It’s delicious and filling, but also has lots of nutritional benefits going for it. Ingredients: 8 ounces uncooked penne 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 cup vertically sliced onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 1/4 pounds tomatoes, chopped 6 tablespoons grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions,…
  • Healthy Recipe: Quick and Easy Turkey Chili

    Bob
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Who says you have to wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy a delicious turkey-based meal? This turkey chili is tasty, and great to enjoy on a chilly fall day. It only takes about 20 minutes to prepare. Plus, it’s versatile—you can eat it straight out of a bowl, put it on bread for a sandwich or even use it on top of a bed of rice or vegetables to create a more hearty and filling meal. Ingredients: 1 (3 1/2-ounce) bag boil-in-bag long-grain rice 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 pound ground turkey breast 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon…
  • Workout Tip: Add a Great Soundtrack

    Bob
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Many people consider music (and specifically, certain kinds of music) to be an essential part of their workout routine. Pick your playlist carefully For many people, just having music during a workout isn’t enough. They need a specific type of music to really motivate themselves properly. People will often create a special playlist for their workouts. Some go a step further and create several playlists, each tailor-made for a specific routine or occasion. The exact type of music you select is purely a matter of personal preference. Many people like fast-paced, energetic music to make them…
  • Ensure You Get The Best Price on Fitness Equipment

    Bob
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Fitness equipment comes in many shapes and sizes—and also encompasses a huge gamut of price ranges. This broad category can include things that range from a small, inexpensive item like a jump rope to a massive home gym system. While small, low-priced items may not be considered a big purchase and likely won’t make much of a dent in your budget, items at the other end of the spectrum (as in, large and complex systems and machines) can be quite an investment. Make the Most of Your Money As with any other type of major purchase, you want to take your time weighing your options and make your…
 
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    Yoga - 42Yogis

  • The Ultimate Yoga Gift Guide: 2014

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    The holiday season is right around the corner, and our yoga gift guide is designed to take out some of the stress. This curated guide offers a wide range of yoga and meditation products for every yogi on your shopping list. I have been working on the Ultimate Yoga Gift Guide for months, carefully selecting products. You will find there are only products here that I actually recommend. The guide is broken down into the following categories. You can click any of these links to jump ahead. Yoga and Meditation Practice Gear Body Sprays, Oils, Balms, and Lotions Yoga Classes and Events Gifts for…
  • Top 3 Yoga Videos for Weight Loss

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Yoga not only makes you more flexible and calmer, but many people believe yoga can also help you burn fat. Celebrities are touting the magic of yoga for trim tummies, and shapely arms. But can yoga actually help you lose weight? In the most simplified terms, weight loss happens as the result of calories out being greater than calories in. This is pretty much how it works until hormones get involved. Women's bodies are biologically programmed to retain fat. Our hormones and metabolism work together to make sure we have a hard time losing weight. This may seem like a viscious conspiracy, but…
  • How to Practice Yoga Safely

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Practicing the art of yoga can be very healthy and fulfilling. It has many health aspects and benefits. It can improve muscle strength. It can help you to lose weight. It can help you to rid your body of toxins and keep your organs functioning properly. It can help with mental issues such as anxiety and depression. It can be used to help you to relax and to alleviate stress. Yoga will also help you to lower your blood pressure by teaching you how to breathe properly and to calm yourself down during times when your blood pressure may become elevated. However, as with any exercise program there…
  • Sharon Gannon talks yoga and veganism

    16 Nov 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Sharon Gannon is an icon in the yoga world. Sharon is the co-founder of Jivamukti yoga, which is a yoga school that emphasizes compassion for all beings. A student of Brahmananda Sarasvati, Swami Nirmalananda, K. Pattabhi Jois, and Shyam das, Sharon is a pioneer in teaching yoga as spiritual activism and is credited for making yoga cool and hip—relating ancient teachings of yoga to the modern world. Sharon's book Yoga and Vegetarianism has been called the "seminal" work on the subject, exploring the relationship of veganism to the teachings of yoga. Sharon has recently released a new book…
  • Amazon to release show about yoga

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Coming soon to Amazon's next pilot season is a show called Down Dog that will revolve around the life of a yoga teacher. The main character is a thirty-something surfer named Logan (played by Josh Casaubon) who teaches yoga at his girlfriend's yoga studio. When he and his girlfriend Amanda (played by Paget Brewster of Criminal Minds) break up, Logan's life and teaching career becomes a lot more complicated. Alysia Reiner, best known as Fig on Netflix's hit show Orange is The New Black, is also cast as one of Down Dog's female leads. Reiner will play a holistic healer who works at the yoga…
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    Round Roots

  • Moab Trail Half Marathon

    roundroots
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:21 pm
    This past weekend, was the race I had been training for all summer. My first half marathon in beautiful Moab, Utah. My mom also came to visit which was a lot of fun to have her here for my race. On Friday morning Matt and I took some quick turns at Keystone for Opening Day […]
  • Rock Climbing Trip to Shelf Rd

    roundroots
    25 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    The ski season is about to start here in the high country, and that is when work gets busy for me! So we decided that one last vacation was in order. Shelf Road is always a great short vacation because its only 2.5 hours away and its always warm and the climbing is stellar. Matt […]
  • Long run Monday

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

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

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

  • FitFriday #2 – Flex Those Guns! Shoulders & Biceps

    Dave
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    It’s Friday and chances are, it’s cold. A great way to warm up and get that blood pumping is a workout – be it in the gym or in your own home. As we get closer to Thanksgiving and the holidays we think less about our goals of weight loss, staying in shape, or eating...The post FitFriday #2 – Flex Those Guns! Shoulders & Biceps appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • How to feed a Vegetarian for Thanksgiving!

    Sam
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    As I mentioned in my Vegan Garlic Rosemary Potatoes post on Monday, Dave asked me “What do vegans/vegetarians eat for Thanksgiving”.  I was a vegetarian for 12 years, only starting to eat fish in the past 6 years or so.  I still don’t eat land animals and shy away from dairy.  So I thought I...The post How to feed a Vegetarian for Thanksgiving! appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • WIAW #12 – Cinnamon Popcorn Granola

    Sam
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:50 am
    Well hello my loves.  Happy WIAW! I have to admit I am starting to get into the holiday spirit. I’m not going to go all Christmas crazy yet, but Thanksgiving is such a great way to start off all those shennanigans.  I might secretly be looking forward to the short week at work (hello 3...The post WIAW #12 – Cinnamon Popcorn Granola appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole

    Sam
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    This sweet potato casserole is sure to be a hit at your next holiday meal. This dish will not make you feel heavy or weighed down after eating, and will leave you with room for dessert.  The fat has been reduced from 20 grams to 3 grams and the calories are almost half. The dish...The post Sweet Potato Casserole appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
  • Vegan Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

    Sam
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    These vegan garlic rosemary potatoes are easy to make but full of flavor.  Without any added butter or milk, they are sure to please everyone at the table, as they are vegan, gluten free, and DELICIOUS! Monday seriously snuck up on me.  Does anyone else think that the closer we get to the holidays, the...The post Vegan Garlic Rosemary Potatoes appeared first on Pancake Warriors.
 
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    Muuve

  • Tri Girls: Featuring Brittany Abuhoff

    Joshua Mackow
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Name: Brittany Instagram username: @brittlovestri Age: 17 Location: New Jersey Interests: Rehabilitation science, Biomedical engineering, tennis, violin, and cooking! How did you get into triathlons: I rowed crew for a year in 8th grade which gave me my passion for fitness. After finding out that I would not be able to row during the spring season, I went to my local YMCA and tried out a kids Spinning class. I immediately fell in love with it and started doing adult classes. My instructor (who taught me my first class) and I became really great friends and she introduced me to what triathlon…
  • Quick Tips to Snack Healthy While Studying

    Carolina Attaway
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:13 pm
    We have all had those nights…those long, all-nighters. When it is 3 AM in the morning and you’re only half finished with that research paper, you may find yourself reaching for a coke or some form of delicious form of sugar (Helloooooo, Sour Patch Kids). But not only will these kinds of snacks leave you wanting MORE, but they’ll also have an exhaustion effect on your already-tired body. Everyone knows sugar makes you feel worse, especially if you already feel like death.   So I have come up with some ways to, not only help you snack smarter, but to satisfy your sweet tooth (and…
  • Fight the Binger within

    The Coconut Kids
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    One cannot think well, love well, and sleep well if one has not dined well. -Virginia Woolf Do you find yourself restricting certain foods and binging later on? Or going out to a restaurant and telling yourself, “my diet starts tomorrow”? It’s true that some foods can have strong power over your body, what you do and distract you from living your healthiest. But what is healthy? The media, family, friends can all contribute their advice and thought on your health and this can lead you round in circles. The key to finding a healthier lifestyle is BALANCE. Find what you love as an…
  • Broken bones and cycling shoes

    Carly Gauthier
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:11 pm
        I have always wanted to be one of those cyclists who effortlessly rides around on their amazing bike with the matching kit and, most of all, those shoes. Those shoes that separate the weekend warriors from the Serious Athletes. I wanted to become one of them and I did (minus the matching kit, maybe the effortless bit too), but it cost me a broken elbow. On a training ride with friends, 30 kilometres from home , I slowed to stop at an intersection and unclipped the wrong shoe. Disaster. My elbow began to resemble something out of a science experiment.  I made it home and the…
  • In the Spotlight: Hannah Polites

    Joshua Mackow
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Name: Hannah Polites Age: 25 Height: 5ft 4inches Instagram: @hannahpolites One thing we know instagram is good for, is incredible fitness models who want to send out the best message possible. This is where I found Hannah Polites and learnt that she advocates an incredibly healthy lifestyle with loads of great recipes. Now what makes Hannah Polites different to other fitness models on Insta? 1. She actually has a proper before and after photo A lot of Insta professionals with incredible bodies actually had a really good body before. Now this isn’t to say the photo I am showing you…
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    Coach David

  • Exercícios Para Bíceps – RESULTADO – Série de Bíceps

    Coach David
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Exercícios Para Bíceps – RESULTADO – Série de Bíceps by Coach David Você estar treinando varias séries de exercícios para bíceps diferentes sem resultados?? Esta tentando crescer, ganhar hipertrofia muscular, mais o seu bíceps não tem crescido ou definido do jeito que você realmente quer? xistem vários métodos de treinar exercícios para bíceps. Abaixo vou citar alguns nomes de […] 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…
  • Exercícios Para Secar a Barriga Agora

    Coach David
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Exercícios Para Secar a Barriga Agora by Coach David Como Secar A Barriga Com Exercícios Abdominais – Parte 2 Confira a primeira parte “Como Secar A Barriga Passo a Passos” As pessoas que dizem que fazem 100, 500 exercícios de abdominais todo dia é porque não estão executando o exercício corretamente. O exercício de abdômen precisa […] 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…
  • Como Secar a Barriga Passo a Passos – Defina o Abdômen

    Coach David
    2 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Como Secar a Barriga Passo a Passos – Defina o Abdômen by Coach David Quer aprender dicas para secar a barriga que realmente funciona? maioria das pessoas não entendem como treinar eficientemente os exercícios abdominais, treino funcional (circuito),  treino aeróbico, e ter uma nutrição correta para secar a gordura no abdômen. Para aprender secar a barriga dependem de vários fatores 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…
  • Frases de Musculação – Motivação Para Malhar

    Coach David
    1 Nov 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Frases de Musculação – Motivação Para Malhar by Coach David Frases Inspiradoras e Motivacionais ocê estar procurando palavras espetacular, “frases de musculação” que vão te incentivar pra pegar mais peso, treinar mais duro e mais constante? Bom, confira estas frases de motivação de grande pessoas! Em vez de deixar o seus pensamentos negativos tomar contar do teu […] 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…
  • Vídeo – Treino de Abdominal – Elevaçao de Pernas

    Coach David
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:33 am
    Vídeo – Treino de Abdominal – Elevaçao de Pernas by Coach David Treinando abdominal pesado pra definição e trincar a barriga com a corrente nos pés e executando elevação de pernas na paralela. 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+ Coach David on Google+…
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    Sustainable Exercise

  • Know Your Body: The Pec Minor

    Erin Haske
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    We talked last week about the pectoralis major (pec) muscle (the square looking muscle on the upper chest). What many people do not realize is that the “pecs” are not alone. There is actually have a second set – the pectoralis minor. This muscle is much smaller and lies beneath the pec major at the corner of the […]
  • Inflammation: What’s The Big Deal?

    Erin Haske
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Most of us have a some idea of what inflammation is. It conjures up thoughts of injury or infection, with swelling, heat, redness, and usually some pain and loss of function in the affected area. But inflammation is not always a localized event, and surprisingly, can have both positive and negative effects, depending on which […]
  • Exercise of the Week: Supported Single Leg Lower

    Erin Haske
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    I love bang-for-buck exercises. The series of straight leg raise & lower exercises sure falls into that category. Rather than working on a single muscle, or even a group of muscles, performing this exercise will instead help improve the quality of this basic, foundational single leg movement. Don’t worry if that sounds a little confusing […]
  • Fix Blogs! About Body Weight Exercise

    Erin Haske
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    The Sustainable Exercise blog isn’t just online. Our trainers at Fix Fitness & Bodywork work out of Alexandria, Virginia, offering the best in in-home personal training and remedial massage around the Washington DC metro area.  They do a little blogging on the side too. Check out the latest post on body weight exercise, Is Body […]
  • Food Friday: Stuffed Zucchini

    Erin Haske
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Stuffed zucchini: a healthy and delicious dish that requires minimal prep work, packs a veritable vegetable wallop, and looks cool too! I could eat the whole of it on my own and make a meal of it, it’s so good, but you can count one or two pieces as a nutritious side dish, depending on […]
 
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    Joe to Pro Athlete » Joe to Pro Athlete

  • Posture for lifting and life

    jpascale
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Using correct posture to lift can help avoid neck and back injuries.  The proper posture will also align your body correctly for maximum effort, and you’ll be able to lift more weight! To learn more about proper lifting posture, and to get your own custom training programs, Become A Member today.  With online personal training from JTP you’ll get a detailed road map to your goals, plus live 1-on-1 support from industry leading professionals to help you see them through!   The post Posture for lifting and life appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Every day, make a deposit into  your fitness bank.  Before you know it, you’ll be rich in good health and a strong body that performs at its best. Become A Member and take that first step today.  With online personal training from joetoproathlete.com you’ll get detailed custom training programs to follow and live 1-on-1 support from industry leading coaches.  You can do it.  We can help. The post Weekly Inspiration appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Beyond Foam Rolling: with Dr. Ed Race

    jpascale
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Learn how to use a foam roller for self-myofascial release.  You’ll avoid lots of common aches and pains, increase mobility, and prevent injury. If you’d like to learn how foam rolling fits into a complete training program, Become A Member today.  Online personal training with joetoproathlete.com will give you a detailed road map to success and the 1-on-1 attention you need to follow through. The post Beyond Foam Rolling: with Dr. Ed Race appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
  • Backwards Burpees for MMA: Expert Guest Brandon Shuey

    jpascale
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    We’re back again with 3 x World Champion mixed martial artist Brandon Shuey.  Brandon uses lots of burpees to condition his fighters and personal training clients at HFTC- Hardcore Fitness Training Center, in Boise Idaho.  Today, he’s going to discuss proper burpee execution and show us one of the variations he uses to build crazy cardio and functional fitness. If you want to learn more about how burpees fit into a complete training program, Become A Member today.  With online personal training from joetoproathlete.com, you’ll get complete custom training plans built for…
  • Weekly Inspiration

    jpascale
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    I usually have my own commentary about how these quotes apply to daily living/training, but this time I don’t want to say much.  Don’t give up. If you need a little help staying on track, Become A Member today.  Online personal training with joetoproathlete.com can provide you with a plan that WILL work to accomplish your fitness goals, and give you the confidence to stick with it.  We believe that you can do it, and that we can help.  It’s that simple. The post Weekly Inspiration appeared first on Joe to Pro Athlete.
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    Eric Hardek Fitness - Eric's Fitness Blog

  • The Power Of Potentiation!

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    Send Your Central Nervous System Into Overdrive! Bring Out Your True Potential! The body is a complex and beautiful entity that researchers have only just begun to scratch the surface of understanding. The human brain, to our knowledge, is the most complicated substance in the known universe. The human body is controlled by the commands that the brain instructs it to perform, sent from signals that are transmitted through the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS), which consists of the brain and spinal cord, to the rest of the body to produce movements and other bodily functions.  …
  • Are Energy Drinks The Answer?

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    What's The Deal?  Pre-Workout Energy Drinks Are Very Popular Today, But Should You Use Them?      Walking into most weight rooms (especially near a college/university) it's easy to spot shaker bottles everywhere. These shaker bottles are typically filled with bright colored toxic looking substances that make radioactive uranium look like a healthier option to consume. Many of these bottles are filled with pre-workout supplements that commonly consist of extreme doses of caffeine, creatine, and nitric oxide. I have personally seen people become so reliant on pre-workout…
  • An "Eccentric" Way To Train

    17 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Adding More Tools To Your Belt!  Watch Your Results SOAR With Eccentrics!      Many people follow the same exercise programs and routines for what seems like forever and then ask the question of "why they haven't made gains in the last five years?" Doing the same thing over and over again will lead to minimal gains and exercise routines that make you cringe at the thought of repeating the same motions and rep schemes one more time after replicating them for months and years on end!     I am here to remove that stale taste you have had in your mouth for years…
  • Why Athletes Need To  Train For                             Strength 

    13 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Get Strong To Run Fast!   The term “strength” is often used in the world of sports. People will always say “This athlete needs to get stronger,” or “They’re just not strong enough.” And while I understand these statements are usually in reference to someone that is getting “pushed around,” let’s take a step back and think about why someone actually needs to train for strength.     What is the #1 killer in sports? ∆VELOCITY!  If you can’t catch someone, it’s pretty…
  • Why The "Average Joe" Should                          Strength Train!

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    How Strength Training Can Help You!  We live in a society that expects everything to be extremely FAST! Instant messages, text messages, internet, email, cell phones, streaming video, all have increased the rate that information can be passed along to others and has played a huge role in shortening our attention spans and grown our expectations that results will be delivered QUICKLY! And while I’m all about delivering results in the quickest and most efficient way, sometimes it’s good to take a step back, use patience, and do things the right…
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    Fitness Authority Online

  • Ultimate Guide to Lower Left Back Pain

    John
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    Many people all over the world suffer from the pain in lower left side of their back. Because the pain is only on one side of the back, there are many doctors who face trouble to find the actual cause of the pain.Many patients go through years of endless visits to their doctors and the clinic and hospitals, expensive rounds of testing, dangerous and risky drugs and various treatments that actually do nothing to cure the pain in the lower left side of the back.By the way, if you know the real causes of pain in the lower left side of your back, you can avoid going through these trials by…
  • 17 Causes of Lower Abdominal Pain in Men

    John
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    Lower abdominal pain is a common phenomenon especially for the male. There are many reasons which can be responsible for the pain in the lower abdominal area. Generally abdominal pain in men refers to the pain that actually originates from the numerous organs placed within the abdomen.Generalized lower abdominal pain in men is typically a normal indicator of gentle abnormalities, whereas localized pain within the abdomen will signify severe complications related to your health. All instances of the lower abdominal pain in men need to be checked by any professional doctor for the actual causes…
  • How to Get Rid of Sore Muscles

    John
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Muscle soreness is the worst part of training. If you have started working too hard or even if you have started your new workout routine, then there is the possibility that you may experience some muscle soreness. Though it is completely normal, however; it is really difficult to pass a day with this disgusting condition. Many people want to leave their workouts only because of muscle soreness; it is absolutely a wrong decision. You need to be aware of some important things that really can help you to get rid of sore muscles.Cures for Muscle SorenessCures for Muscle SorenessThere are some…
  • Green Stools in Toddlers – What Is There to Know?

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

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

  • 20 Must Try Recipes From /Fit/

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:28 pm
    The post 20 Must Try Recipes From /Fit/ appeared first on FitMonk.
  • A Young Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits Brazil

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    The post A Young Arnold Schwarzenegger Visits Brazil appeared first on FitMonk.
  • The Scariest Trail In The World Has A Surprise. Wait Till You See Where It Leads. AMAZING!

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:11 am
    If you’re afraid of heights then this article might leave you with your hands over your eyes. What you’ll see over the next 20 photo’s is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua  Shan. At it’s base is a set of stairs, known by the locals as “The Heavenly Stairs”. Reknown as one of the most dangerous trails ever, Hua Shan path, leads to a somewhere you’ll never guess. The top of the mountain is truly worth the danger. The post The Scariest Trail In The World Has A Surprise. Wait Till You See Where It Leads. AMAZING! appeared first on FitMonk.
  • 22 Gym Motivational Quotes To Keep You Hungry

    Jesse @ FitMonk
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    We’ve put together 22 gym meme’s and macro’s to keep you hungry at the gym. Make sure to share on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook to spread the love. The post 22 Gym Motivational Quotes To Keep You Hungry appeared first on FitMonk.
  • AMP Citrate In Australia

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

  • I’m Doing A Tough Mudder!!

    kaybee
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:49 am
    Hey guys, hope you’re all well. I’ve been meaning to tell you about my decision to do a tough mudder but I thought I’ll wait until I actually register before mentioning it. I started training over a month ago. I had already started the Body Beast programme when I decided I would do the event so the programme forms part of my training. Once I’m done with Body Beast, I’ll start incorporating more high intensity cardio to my routine to build up my endurance level a bit more and at some point I’ll add some running into the mix. The tough mudder I’m…
  • My Top Five Fav Natural Hair YouTube VLoggers

    kaybee
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Hey guys, this post is long overdue so I’m glad to finally knuckle down and put it together once and for all. Before I decided to finally go back to having natural afro hair, I was on YouTube for hours on end, watching videos to convince myself once and for all that it would not be a total disaster. These natural hair YouTube vloggers are among the first few I came across and I watched practically all the videos on natural hair that they had available at the time. I do have quite a number of favourites now; however, these five helped me at the start of my journey. So, here…
  • Innovative Sports Nutrition Brand: The Protein Works

    kaybee
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:18 am
    I am so excited to be able to now promote The Protein Works (TPW) products on Nats & Fitness! Since I started buying my supplements from these guys, I have not looked back. I found out about TPW in 2013, just a few months after they started trading. Before that, I had tried different whey protein brands and they had all failed me. Every single one I tried caused me to bloat unnecessarily, which was pretty frustrating. When I saw someone’s post on Instagram about whey protein from TPW, it was almost a last ditch attempt for me. Prior to placing an order, I spent ages on their…
  • My Transformation Story

    kaybee
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Anyone who has observed changes in themselves and their body during their fitness journey has a transformation story. I posted a picture collage of my fitness transformation on Instagram and it only makes sense to share it on Nats & Fitness as well. My transformation is different from that of majority of people. Most people have a weight loss transformation story; however, mine is that of healthy weight gain, building muscle and sculpting my physique without going to the gym. I’ve been slim all my life but started my fitness journey about 8 months after having my daughter (you…
  • Body Beast First Impressions: Build Legs Review

    kaybee
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:36 am
    One word for Build Legs – BRUTAL! Having done Chest & Tris the day before, my upper body was experiencing some DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) and I knew worse was coming with the leg workouts. DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness): Muscle soreness or muscle stiffness that occurs in the day or two after exercise. This muscle soreness is most frequently felt when you begin a new exercise program, change your exercise routine, or dramatically increase the duration or intensity of your exercise routine - sportsmedicine.about.com The legs have the biggest muscles in the body,…
 
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    fitneAss

  • Healthy Fitness Exercises For A Balanced And Healthy Life

    Mark Norey
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When it comes to workouts for a healthy living, many people are not aware of the healthy workouts that can make them lead to a healthy life. Carrying out regular exercises is beneficial to human beings in many ways which include: 1. Regular exercises can help in regulating weight. It is does not call for... Read More The post Healthy Fitness Exercises For A Balanced And Healthy Life appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Stop Making Nutrition Like A Religion Because It Isn’t

    Mark Norey
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    Today I wanna talk about something that’s been bothering me for the past several months. I noticed that every time I post something related to food of nutrition I get a ton of mails just hating on the way that I eat. People are telling me that: I am unhealthy; I am a terrible role... Read More The post Stop Making Nutrition Like A Religion Because It Isn’t appeared first on fitneAss.
  • Best Exercises To Slim Down Your Pear Shape Body

    Mark Norey
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:43 am
    Let’s get down to understanding your body shape and the best workouts to do. If you are a pear shape or a “A” shape you tend to store a lot more fat around the hips, bottom and thighs, with a smaller upper body. What I tend to hear most is that you think you look... Read More The post Best Exercises To Slim Down Your Pear Shape Body appeared first on fitneAss.
  • 5 Best Calf Slimming Exercises To Do At Home

    Mark Norey
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    If you are one of those people who are “blessed” with bulky calves, then today workout is for you. I can understand how frustrating can be when you try to put a certain dress on and it’s just emphasizing on your calves. And all you are trying to do is to hide it. Best calf slimming exercises... Read More The post 5 Best Calf Slimming Exercises To Do At Home appeared first on fitneAss.
  • 4 Exercises In 6 Minutes For Sexy Shoulders

    Mark Norey
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:37 am
    Let me tell you a thing about arms: I don’t think that girls pay enough attention to them, but guys are all about them. Girls really like working the abs, butt and thighs. But today we will focus on something that I think you should focus on: shoulders. Easy exercises for sexy shoulders This workout... Read More The post 4 Exercises In 6 Minutes For Sexy Shoulders appeared first on fitneAss.
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  • Building Legs

    Eric
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Building legs is something that is necessary for everyone from athletes to bodybuilders to people who go the gym casually. Pro athletes just like bodybuilders rely on their legs to win, whether it be a contest or a game or a championship. When your working out for an hour or more or your playing a […] The post Building Legs appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Shredded Shoulders

    Eric
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Most people want huge biceps or a big chest or a nice set of abs but I like the look of some well rounded shredded shoulders. A nice pair of shoulders and legs are probably the greatest parts of the body. Getting the striations and vascularity in the shoulders is a hard thing to do. […] The post Shredded Shoulders appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • The Power Of Glutamine

    Eric
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
      The power of glutamine is underestimated in the world of weight lifting. If you lift weights and you like to go hard lift heavy weights and put massive amounts of stress on your muscles and body then you know that you also have to put as much time and effort into your diet and […] The post The Power Of Glutamine appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Massive Traps

    Eric
    16 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Building massive traps are a thing that symbolize strength and are a sightly view that is almost menacing. The trap muscles show in the front by your neck and extend on your back down to about mid back. There are several exercises that you can do to target the trap muscles and a couple key […] The post Massive Traps appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
  • Half Reps vs Full reps

    Eric
    15 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Half reps vs full reps is a conversation that doesn’t have a clear answer or a clear winner between the two. This is because there is no right answer here. They both have there pros and cons. Different people use different methods and the more experienced lifters i’ve noticed use partial reps sometimes but not […] The post Half Reps vs Full reps appeared first on SECTOR9FITNESS.
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  • Advanced BassJump Workout Video #25

    Daniel Witmer
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    WHAT'S HAPPENING!?  So, I actually figured out how to make my video quality better. Score!Now you have less excuses not to get up and kick your ass with these workouts. Playlist, jump rope, and workout description all below. Peace.Love.Boom!VIDEO WORKOUT & PLAYLIST Be sure to check out my Spotify, username - "Dan Witmer," for this week's rope skippin' songs. This workout was done to some Drake:Drake - "0 to 100"Drake - "Forever"Drake - "Miss Me"Fat loss is more fun with music, duh.WORKOUT DESCRIPTION2 min jump rope:30 sec feet front to back30 sec sprint in…
  • Spicy Turkey Chili Recipe

    Daniel Witmer
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:37 am
    What Up Playas!?  Know what men do when it gets cold out?They dress in flannel, drink whiskey, and make chili, duh!  It's cold in Austin today (yes, Austin, TX).Rather than pretending like I am actually going to step foot outside, I figured making chili and letting my body recover is a fantastic justification for staying inside and sitting on my ass.Aside from being obsessed with jumping rope to funky beats, helping people morph into fat burning machines, and photographing graffiti, I have a love for food. Not just any kind of food. Taste bud orgasmic food that is packed…
  • Fat Burning Hotel Workout

    Daniel Witmer
    15 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    Hi Players.  Are you at a hotel?Or a motel?Or a Holiday Inn?What you going to do?Workout?Jump some rope?Or sip on some Hen?Knowing me, I am going to do both. Regardless of your decision, I am still going to give you a kick ass workout to rev up your fat burning engines if you are on the road. Currently, I am in Chicago, staying at a hotel. Hotel rooms are great for burning fat.No distractions and the showers are right beside you.Kind of like having your own personal gym, sans gym.Boom.VIDEO WORKOUT & PLAYLIST Be sure to check out my Spotify, username - "Dan…
  • Beginner BassJump Workout Video #23

    Daniel Witmer
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Playa Playa Playa.  It's Friday...You're sitting at work listening to Spotify and perusing Facebook for the trendiest of trendy selfies and trampoline workout videos (I can't really comment... I run a jump rope business).You want to start your weekend.The world WILL burn to the ground if you don't hit happy hour right after work.You have been eating right and working out all week.Exercise and nutrition can take a break for a few days, right?This mentality is something we ALL struggle with at times.We feel that since we put a few days of hard work in, we are entitled to treat our bodies…
  • Advanced BassJump Workout Video #22

    Daniel Witmer
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Eyyyooooo Players!  Happy Hump Day y'all!Quick note on one of the newest components to my overall fat loss strategy:Working out in the morning is awesome!I suggest you do it!Aside from knowing that I don't need to complete my workout later in the evening, I have also found that exercising in the morning makes my body feel better and more alert throughout the day.I talked about some of the physical / scientific benefits of morning exercise in my last post. However, here are some of the benefits I have personally noticed over the past few weeks:More alert and focused.Slight increase in…
 
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    Crazy lady fitness

  • Chocolate chip quinoa bites

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    One of my friends/challengers shared this one with me last week and I had to try it out. I'm trying to expand my palate and want to love quinoa with all of it's health benefits. So far though I have had a hard time getting over the texture. What I have learned though from trying it in a number of different forms is that I don't mind it baked (think crockpot quinoa banana bread) and in these bites, I'm a big fan. Who knew? When I tell my kids to keep trying new foods because you may at some point discover you like them, I apparently wasn't lying! Chocolate chip quinoa bitesIngredients:1/4 cup…
  • Crockpot turkey breast

    18 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    There is little I like more than a big turkey dinner. Thanksgiving is hands down one of my favorite holidays. The stress of buying gifts is removed and there's no religious component to the day - it's really just a holiday that's all about the food and family. Two of my favorite things!One of my big complaints about the holiday is always that the leftovers don't last long enough. Or, if you're like us and tend to celebrate the holiday at someone else's house, you find yourself after the holiday with temporarily full bellies that quickly crave the post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches. Sadly, we…
  • Holiday survival tips

    16 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Tis the season to be jolly, right? Well, when I think jolly, I think happy which is perfect. I also think rolly-polly which is NOT the way I want to look this holiday season. But it's the way many people look as the holidays progress. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard people say "I'll get healthy in the New Year" or "I've just accepted that I'm going to gain 5-10 lbs this holiday season." It's become socially acceptable and frankly a national norm to let oneself go over the holidays and then chalk "lose 10 lbs" up as a New Years' resolution.Well, this holiday season is…
  • What's all the fuss about clean eating?

    15 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    So we've all heard people talk about clean eating but what does that actually mean?I spent many years working on eating less, cutting back on carbs, and trying to eat healthy but ultimately was doing all that without a lot of direction. Last winter I finally did some digging into what foods I should be eating and which ones I should be skipping and based on what I learned, really began revamping and cleaning up my family's diet and habits.In plain speak, what clean eating involves is eating foods that are as minimally processed as possible. That means eating foods that come from nature rather…
  • Easiest Pork Tenderloin

    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    This is a delicious go-to weeknight recipe and one of our family favorites. Easily made into sandwiches with the au jus or eaten on its own as we typically do with sweet potatoes and a green veggie.This recipes is also super easy to make in bulk for a party. It's definitely one of those recipes that you can make ahead of time and let it sit at room temperature and it still tastes fabulous.Easiest Pork TenderloinIngredients:2 tsp black pepper1 tsp dried rosemary3/4 tsp salt1 clove garlic, minced1 Tbls olive oil1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin1 (14 oz) can low-sodium beef broth1/4 c. dry sherry1 Tbls…
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  • Thanksgiving For Special Diets | Gluten Free Thanksgiving

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:31 am
    Color in Motion 5kWhether it’s for dietary reasons or personal choice, gluten free diets to not have to be restrictive. We’ve compiled some of the best gluten free recipes for your gluten free Thanksgiving dinner! 30+ Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes Appetizer Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs from Real House Moms Guacamole Deviled Eggs from Primal Bites Blog Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecans from The Cafe Sucre Farine Broccoli Cheddar Bites from Simply Gourmet Honey Drizzled Apple Gouda Bacon Bites from Sand & Sisal Main Dish Russ Parson’s Dry…
  • Thanksgiving For Special Diets | Paleo Thanksgiving

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Color in Motion 5kIf you eat a Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, or Vegan diet, you can still enjoy a delicious and hearty Thanksgiving dinner. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing the perfect recipes for your special diet Thanksgiving dinner. On the docket today: Paleo Thanksgiving! 30+ Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes Appetizers Bacon Wrapped Roasted Vegetables from A Spicy Perspective Creamy Parsnip Soup from epicurious (use ghee or clarified butter) Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecans from The Cafe Sucre Farine Healthy Deviled Eggs from Fed & Fit Sweet Potato…
  • Running Tips for Beginners

    admin
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Color in Motion 5kWhile running has become increasingly popular in the last few years, it can be a daunting hobby to begin if you are new to the exercise. If you’re new to the sport, keep these running tips in mind! Some of them are more technical, and some of them are feel good. Either way, be smart and be comfortable with your training! First and foremost, love your gear. You don’t need to spend hundred on bright new workout clothes (see our post on Fitness Gear Favorites), but you should be comfortable with what you have on! If you’re eyeing a new exercise watch or pair of shoes and…
  • Natural Ways to Boost Energy

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Color in Motion 5kWe all go through energy slumps every now and then. For me, it usually happens in the afternoon, a couple of hours before work ends and gym time begins. This is super inconvenient for me, as I really do love going to the gym! But the lack of afternoon energy just kills the majority of any motivation I have, not to mention provides me with killer sweet cravings. I don’t drink coffee or other caffeinated drinks, and tend to avoid energy drinks, so when I finally got fed up with being tired all of the time, I set out to find some natural ways to boost energy! Vitamin B12 B…
  • Healthy Fall Snack: Pumpkin Mousse

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Color in Motion 5kThe Fall season is the best season. Not only is there great weather and excuses to bundle up in our favorite cozy outfits, but the food is amazing! Pumpkin this, peppermint that, and it’s totally acceptable to forget about any summer plans to stray away from those crazy cravings. Right? Wrong! In years past I’ve definitely been a promoter of long baking days and eating nonstop for months. But this year, I’ve made an effort to find alternatives to my usual indulgences, and it’s worked deliciously! Healthy Fall snacks are not hard to come by- they just might take a…
 
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    Muscle & Fitness Tips

  • How I’m Increasing My Workout Frequency Without Overtraining

    Tom
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    How do I develop my workout frequency without over-training? I want to exercise more and would prefer to increase the number of days I spend training. Articles in leading fitness magazines say it is better to train wiser as opposed to training longer. I find this useful fitness training information, as every time I blast my muscles to the limit my body takes longer to recover. It’s a vicious circle; the intensive training weakens my body, my workouts suffer, so the increased training is pointless. However, the latest training news for weightlifters was encouraging. I should increase my…
  • Shocking: How Supplement Companies Create Before And After Photos In Only 5 Hours!

    Tom
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:13 am
    In this video Furious Pete demonstrates how supplement companies fool us with before and after transformation photos created in only 5 hours! It takes a lot of sweat blood and tears to transform your body and keep it there, but by changing your lifestyle and sticking to it, you will eventually get the body you’ve always dreamed of! Watch the video below and see how easy it is to fake a before/after body transformation!
  • How To Prevent And Treat Lower Left Back Pain From Weight Lifting

    Tom
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    Millions of people in different parts of the world suffer from pain in the left side of the back. In my experience, lower back pain is difficult to diagnose. This is why many patients visit clinics, consult experts and have different laboratory tests done without getting a solution to their problem. If you are in this category of people, I have good news for you. The first step is to get a proper diagnosis done. Once you know the cause of the problem, you can easily get a solution to the problem. Causes of Lower Left Back Pain One of the reasons for the difficulty in diagnosing this condition…
  • How To Avoid Gym Germs

    Tom
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:52 am
    A fomite is essentially an inanimate object that an infected individual can contaminate then it acts as an infection source for others.  Solid, non-porous objects such as door handles, counters and elevator buttons are the best fomites.  Once infected with gym germs, the surfaces have the capacity to indiscriminately transmit bacterial, fungal and viral infections. Gyms are the ideal breeding ground for contamination and excellent fomites include benches, dumbbells and locker room floors.  Think about how often you have witnessed someone leaving the restroom with unwashed hands as he or…
  • 6 Great Back Training Tips

    Tom
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Back exercises generally aim to produce a defined and undulating back. However, some bodybuilders spend months or even years trying to achieve this goal unsuccessfully. Here are the six top back training tips: Light weights Most bodybuilders tend to have puffed egos in the gym. As a result, they tend to have a desire to perform more reps or lift heavier weights than everyone else in the gym. The problem with this approach is it is counterproductive because one could end up with an injury or simply over train. With this in mind, it is advisable to lift weights that you can handle during back…
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    Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co

  • Obesity In Adolescence

    GreatLakesBodybuilding
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    We all know that obesity in adolescence is on the rise and has been for more than a decade. It truly is an epidemic, and there has been much conversation and debate over the best way to contain and reverse the … Continue reading → The post Obesity In Adolescence appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • The Effects Of Whey Protein

    GreatLakesBodybuilding
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Believe it or not we have heard doubts as to the effectiveness of whey protein in bodybuilders. The problem historically has been the inability to test the effects, since each person has a different response to nutritional and training regiments. … Continue reading → The post The Effects Of Whey Protein appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • Wearable Fitness Monitors

    GreatLakesBodybuilding
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Wearable fitness monitors are all the rage these days, but their long term costs and benefits have yet to be studied. Well the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston set out to change that in a recent study of the … Continue reading → The post Wearable Fitness Monitors appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • Optimum Serious Mass

    GreatLakesBodybuilding
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    That time of year has come. It’s bulking season. Time to put on the sweatshirts and coats and hibernate until April. What a great time to put on some weight, build some muscle, and go beast mode before next spring! … Continue reading → The post Optimum Serious Mass appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
  • Sunshine delays onset of obesity in overfed mice

    GreatLakesBodybuilding
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:14 pm
    According to research by the University of Edinburgh, mice that were fed a high fat diet showed fewer symptoms of obesity such as weight gain and insulin resistance when exposed to a moderate UV light. They are still investigating whether … Continue reading → The post Sunshine delays onset of obesity in overfed mice appeared first on Great Lakes Bodybuilding Co.
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    Supplement Bodybuilding

  • RSP Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Review

    Andrew Imecs
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:02 am
    CLA is a unique fatty acid clinically suggested to help reduce body fat, support lean muscle mass and promote overall health. RSP Nutrition’s CLA provides the amount of CLA needed to support healthy body composition without the unwanted calories it would take to achieve through food sources. The benefits of CLA will not diminish over time so there is no need to cycle or alternate use. Consume daily with a healthy balanced diet for optimal results. Taking this product was extremely beneficial for me. When I started taking RSP’s CLAs I noticed my body fat percentage dropping down at…
  • Fruity Overnight Oats

    Andrew Imecs
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:16 am
    A super simple recipe that is low in fat high in protein and is an excellent filler for breakfast. This is one of my favorite recipes. As it only takes 10 mins to do and it basically does the rest during the night. Keep in mind this is just one of the options to make overnight oats. There are a ton of combinations that can be used to make this. Customize it to your liking and I am sure it will not fail. Here is a quick step by step guide on how to make it. Ingredients Rolled Oats or Steel Cut Oats (1 cup – 1 1/2 cups) 1 cup liquid of your choice (Milk, Almond Milk, Juice, Yogurt) Dried…
  • Kor Nutrition Thermakor Thermogenic Fat Burner Review

    Andrew Imecs
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Thermakor is a thermogenic fat burner that promotes fast weight loss. This product worked great for me and helped me lose a ton of weight. Taking it twice a day was perfect as it fit into my meal schedule. I would take it once in the morning and once before dinner. The 30 serving was most suitable as I feel anything more than that would be too much. As soon as Thermakor is taken, you can definitely feel its fat burning properties working. Your body starts to become warm and you feel very hot. This was typical and mentioned on the bottle. But with any supplement you need to get use to it…
  • Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipe

    Dylan
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    A Healthy & Delicious Green Tea Smoothie Today we are going to show you a nifty and healthy recipe for making a delicious green tea smoothie. In fact, I made a batch the other day and I assure you it was the best tasting green tea smoothie I have every had. The main ingredients I used are spinach, green grapes, bananas, and green tea. I like to serve it in chilled shot glasses, but feel free to fill up a big cup as it will go down nice and smooth, pun intended. The key to making the green tea smoothie delicious is using fruits instead of veggies, sure there is spinach in there, but the…
  • Interview: Chloe Madeley’s Fitness World Influence

    Dylan
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Former Dancing on Ice star Chloe Madeley has become a big fitness fanatic over the past few years and she has begun to influence many women in the fitness world because of her huge success in transforming her body and lifestyle. She currently inspires many women with similar fitness goals using her Instagram account and on her personal fitness blog FitnessFondue.com. Chloe has also become a personal trainer and enjoys helping others in their journey to reach their fitness goals. We’ve had the opportunity to ask her a few questions regarding her interest in fitness and how she got…
 
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    WomensFblog | Health, Fitness, Food, Inspiration

  • 6 Simple at Home Exercises for Lower Abs!

    Wfblog
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Looking to get a more toned mid-section but do not want to waste heaps of cash on a gym membership?… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 4 Ultimate at Home Workouts For Abs, Butt and Thighs!

    Wfblog
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    It’s never too early to start trimming the fat, sculpting your body, and sizing-up your goals for the New Year… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Surprising Diet Tricks You Haven’t Tried!

    Wfblog
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Losing weight can often feel like an uphill battle and it is understandable why so many quit before they have… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Best Moves For Lean Legs!

    Wfblog
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Looking to get lean legs? If so, you aren’t alone. One of the top goals of many women who are… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 6 Best Workouts for a Perfect Butt!

    Wfblog
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:51 am
    Want that perfect-looking butt? Of course you do! So do many other people. I am not going to lie to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    End of Three Fitness

  • The Art of Weight Loss (what no one talks about)

    Jerred Moon
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    How to lose weight… A quick internet search with those four little words and you will be in immediate information overload with “40 ways to lose weight FAST…”, “9 things you shouldn’t eat if trying to lose weight…” and “15 weight loss workouts you HAVE to do…” All that information… And all of it useless… IF you don’t focus on the art of weight loss first. Weight loss is an art, more than it is a science. The science is too easy: Science tells us cutting back on carbohydrates and lowering insulin will lead to restricted calorie consumption and near…
  • A Practical Guide to Add 1,000 Push-ups per Week to Any Routine

    Jerred Moon
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    What are the chances of you doing 1,000 push-ups in the next 7 days? Without changing your workout routine, at all?  How about the chances of you doing 62,400 push-ups in the next 365 days? Pretty slim? Me too. I know if I didn’t add this simple method to my weekly routine I would be accomplishing, maybe, a handful of push-ups each week, if at all. And the push-up is one killer exercise! Push-ups will strengthen the core and upper body, expend a significant amount of energy and even increase your metabolic rate. Better-human movement, indeed! I’m a huge fan of adding what little I can…
  • 9 CrossFit Lessons from a Former CrossFit Addict

    Jerred Moon
    6 Nov 2014 | 12:17 pm
    I am a former CrossFit addict. Once upon a time I was completely addicted to CrossFit. I watched all CrossFit videos on YouTube, did multiple CrossFit workouts in a day, and programmed a lot of CrossFit workouts. I talked about it, wrote about it and loved CrossFit. Now, this isn’t an article about how I got burned out, got injured, or how I now hate CrossFit. No, none of that. This article is actually ALL about CrossFit. What it is, what it isn’t, how-to, the dangers, etc. I am no longer a CrossFit addict, but I want to do a “former-addict brain dump” to help you learn all…
  • The 3-Year Journey of Remarkable Human Beings

    Jerred Moon
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Can you believe End of Three Fitness has been around for 3 full years!? It’s hard for me to believe…I mean when I started this site I didn’t even have kids, and now I have two boys! I also had not defeated King Kong nor did I know the power of beet juice. But hey, things change! I really like to do one of these posts once a year around the “birthday” of End of Three Fitness – to document the journey. It helps new readers catch up on what we are doing and what we’ve done, helps the veteran readers reminisce and it helps me figure out if I’ve done anything at all :). But…
  • The Only 5 Strength Training Programs You’ll Ever Need

    Jerred Moon
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    What is the best strength training program? How long should you train? How many days a week? Which lifts? Well, if you want to increase your better humanness and have the ability to lift your significant other (maybe?) or dog over your head…No? How about cat? Either way, you should be looking into a strength program. It doesn’t matter if you are a CrossFitter, stay-at-home mom or dad, or a fierce tax accountant. There are way too many benefits to not be moving heavy weights from time to time.  I get a lot of questions about strength programs and how they compare to one another. I’ve…
 
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  • Breastfeeding: nowadays risks and challenges.

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    16 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Natural feeding of infants with breast milk is considered to be the best way of giving your child the most adequate nutrition, but also providing psychological comfort. Various associations of pediatrics, family doctors and other health related professionals and institutions, highly recommend and promote breastfeeding among new moms. It is also very crucial for people living in poverty that can’t afford to purchase good quality instant milk formula. Nevertheless, breast milk can never be replaced by any artificial supplements, due to its richness in nutrients and adequate balance of…
  • Important connection between Zinc deficiency and your fertility

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Zinc is a unique natural element that has a range of positive effects on our body. Multiple research has proven the incredible effects on the brain work, on the treatment of flu, on healing processes in your body, on diabetes maintenance and on the support of the immune system in general. However, this time I would like to point your attention to the benefits of zinc on sexual health: pregnancies and fertility issues. You should know that this is an essential element for many physiological processes in your body, but it is also very helpful in healing, treating and preventing various…
  • Get ready for winter with adequate clothing

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Winter is approaching fast and you want to make sure you are fully ready for it. Everybody wants to stay warm even during the coldest days. Do you make excuses and actually buy clothing and shoes that contain animal products such as leather, feathers or down? Do you think this can still be justified in the conditions when we have so many alternatives on the market? Let’s see what options do we have and how do you need to choose your winter parka. You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to choose cruelty-free clothing. And even more, clothing made of artificial fabrics are way…
  • Let’s discuss Stevia! Is it safe for us?

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    A lot of people, concerned about their lifestyle and health, wonder how to replace the big amount of sugar that is contained in many of the products in our diet. Nowadays, there exist a big variety of alternative sweeteners that a lot of people use, others fear of. Stevia hasn’t been on the US market until 2008, since it was banned in 1991, so a lot of people wonder whether the artificial sweeteners derived from it are not dangerous for their health. There also exist a lot of stereotypes and misconceptions in this regard. You should be informed about them. First of all, stevia is a…
  • Metabolic syndrome or big large belly can be treated

    snowthrowerssale@gmail.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Have you noticed some people have excessively large bellies, it happens both with men and women, but is more characteristic with men for some reasons. Now, the recent studies show that it can be treated. Do you know how widely spread this syndrome is? Over 25% of people suffer from it all over the world. It is manifested by a large waist and big belly. It is accompanied by high blood pressure, high sugar level, higher risks of diabetes, heart attack and death. And of course, food plays a crucial role in this condition. Almost 6000 people participated in this research of Spanish doctors that…
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  • Jenna’s Morning Superfood Shakes

    Jenna DiBella
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    One of the best lifestyle changes I ever made was changing what I ate for breakfast.  I made a switch from a meal that most would consider to be very healthy to what worked for my body. Those who have made this change as well seem to have the same consensus. There was a period of time where I was obsessed with steel cut oatmeal and when I say obsessed, I mean OBSESSED. Throughout college and afterwards it was my staple morning meal. I would add Greek yogurt to it, blueberries and nuts. I came up with so many delicious variations. I felt great while I was eating it and shortly after as well.
  • The Benefits of Taking Cold Showers

    Michael Sieber
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:24 pm
    One of the oldest forms of therapeutic medicine and hydrotherapy known to man is the exposure to cold water. Cold water benefits the nervous system, our circulation, stress response, and speeds up recovery, all of which contribute to a natural high and boost in mood and attitude. If you think that you could “never!” take a cold shower, please read on and let me convince you why you absolutely must incorporate cold hydrotherapy into your daily routine. Cold showers stimulate your autonomic nervous system. Your autonomic nervous system consists of two branches, the sympathetic and the…
  • Is a vegan diet healthy?

    Michael Sieber
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    One of the largest information lapses in the health industry concerns whether or not becoming a Vegan or Vegetarian is a healthy diet. When a person becomes Vegan or Vegetarian, in most cases, there is an extreme and very noticeable improvement to their health, yet these diets have been shown to cause nutrient deficiencies over the long term. In this article, I will do my best to explain why adopting a Vegan or Vegetarian diet for the long term my not be the best idea, and what the research says. However, Going Vegan for intermittent periods CAN be greatly beneficial for your health. We need…
  • How to Balance Your Hormones

    Michael Sieber
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Balancing our hormones and the function of all our glands, which will also balance out our organs and the rest of the body, is an extremely important aspect of good health. Hormones are a chemical that is released by a gland, a specialized group of cells that send messages to the different parts of the body or organs. Unlike the nervous or muscular system which can activate and contract very quickly, the effects of hormones typically run over hours, days, and even weeks.  Think of a woman’s menstrual cycle, how our sleep/wake cycles run, and our diets.  All of these factors contribute to…
  • The Power of Expressing Gratitude

    Michael Sieber
    9 Nov 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Gratitude is the most powerful expression of love and thankfulness that one can practice on a daily basis.   I wake up every single day and am grateful for so much, I consciously express aloud or in my head the things I am grateful for when I am feeling down and it nearly instantly cheers me up every single time. Gratitude retrains your body and mind by training them to focus on the positive. Gratitude is a great way to train your body to feel all the things that make you happy in life each time you think about them.   It snaps your brain and subconscious mind out of negative thought…
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  • Tone up huh? Fitness Secrets For Those Looking to “Tone Up”

    fedorahfit
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    So you’ve just decided to start hitting the gym, great! While walking into your new gym you’re suddenly approached by someone who asks you, “What is your fitness goal” and your reply is “Tone up” This is a common misconception like how people think all hot tubs are called Jacuzzi or how all facial tissue are Kleenex. In other words tone up doesn’t exist, tone up usually refers to the concept of making a area smaller or firmer by building muscle and losing the fat around it. Over time people have taken the phrase “get toned” and changed it to…
  • What is a Fitness Consultant, and why do you need one?

    fedorahfit
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Before i begin, first let me explain the difference between a personal trainer and a fitness consultant.  A personal trainer is a someone who you hire for fitness motivation while at the gym, they provide workout plans, strength training help (spot) and important advice you need to reach your fitness goals. However most aren’t licensed dietitians meaning they can can make suggestions on what to eat but they can’t legally provide you with a meal plan. If you go to any major fitness chain their trainers will tell you they can’t provide meal plans only advice. The best of both…
  • Pumpkin Protein Spread

    fedorahfit
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
      While perusing Pinterest (I truly had NO idea how addicting it was when I first got into it, and now I find it’s a great way to waste a bit of a Sunday), I came across this little treat. Fitsugar.com showed this great recipe for what they call “Pumpkin Protein Frosting” (here I call it a spread), and with Fall coming right around the corner, I couldn’t help but post this for you all! With the simplicity of this recipe, it’s hard not to prep large batches of it and use it with snack meals whenever the situation warrants it (or whenever you feel like, to be…
  • Oatmeal Pancakes.

    fedorahfit
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Soooo…I am a breakfast fanatic. I could eat breakfast anytime, anywhere. I love oatmeal, but sometimes it gets tiring every day. I absolutely love pancakes, but they are not a cutter’s best friend. So, one day I decided to see how I could combine the two to make me a happy camper, and through excessive trial and error…I did. These oatmeal pancakes give you all the happy nutrition you need, and the ingredients are so interchangeable, it won’t matter what you do! The possibilities are endless. =). The recipe I’m about to post produces some thick pancakes (I LOOOOVE…
  • 5 Fitness Myths That We Believe Are True

    fedorahfit
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Hello Fedorah Fitness followers, No matter where you look for dieting advice, chances are you’ve heard a few of these myths. So, how much do you really know about Fitness? Myth #1: Exercise turns fat into muscle. I hear this a lot and this is about as possible as turning lead into gold. The same principle applies, they both are made up of different things. Think about it this way, carbs build fat and protein builds muscle. You burn fat and build muscle. You can lose one and gain another, but fat can never turn into muscle. Body changes are all about calorie management and training. Myth #2:…
 
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