Thursday, September 29, 2005

Complete Olympic Lifting

Hey Coach,

How would you like to guarantee immediate improvements in your athletes’ explosive strength and power?

How would you like to ensure that your athletes are the first off the line, first to the ball or to the defender?

Top coaches know that teaching the Olympic Lifts is a critical component to developing successful athletes in any sport that relies on strength and power for success. But how comfortable are you in teaching these complex movements? How technically sound are your athletes when they attempt to perform the Olympic lifts?

If your athletes’ form is not perfect when they perform cleans, snatches, jerks and their necessary variations, then they must stop doing them immediately! You can not put your team at such a high risk for injury.

Here is the good news: You can have your athletes performing the Olympic Lifts with perfect technique the very next time they step into the weight room. By following the easy to understand, step by step system contained in Complete Olympic Lifting, you will see instant improvements in every athlete you coach.

This high powered DVD will show you:

  • The most effective teaching cues that every athlete will understand

  • The secrets to ensuring that triple extension (and therefore maximum power) is reached with each repetition

  • How to position your athletes to take full advantage of preexisting strength levels

  • Simple solutions to the most common technical errors

  • The largest library of exercise variations for athletes at every level

This is just the beginning of what Complete Olympic Lifting offers.

Consider the experiences of your colleagues…

“ This DVD is fabulous. Just what teacher/coaches need who are not comfortable with teaching Olympic Lifts. The teaching progression is right on and we have already changed the way we teach these lifts. We can't thank you enough for your work it is truly a great resource for any teacher or coach that wishes to make their athletes more powerful. The explanations and demonstrations go perfectly hand in hand for even us old timers! Keep up the great work!"

Doug Peacock
Fortville, IN

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All the Best,

P.S. Teaching the Olympic Lifts has never been easier. Help your athletes get to the next level by ordering Complete Olympic Lifting.

NO2 Supplement

NO2 Muscle Enhancing Hemodialator

Could NO2 be the next Creatine? When Creatine was launched, it was expensive. But it worked. It was a huge craze at the gyms and most everybody wanted it. The reason they wanted it so much, is that it worked. It was legal and the side-effects, well so far, there aren't any (as long as you drink plenty of fluids). Since the launching of this successful product, there has never been anything that hit the market with the same enthusiasm.

NO2, according to research , "the first of an exciting new category of muscle-enhancers known as a hemodilators. NO2 has the unique ability to perpetually sustain the flow of muscle-building agents to skeletal muscle." Before I give my review, I'd like to share another quote of the benefits and claims. "By increasing nitric oxide production, NO2 increases your maximum contractile velocity - in all muscle types. The results are immediate and consequential, and include increasing your load capacity, boosting your power output, and quickening your muscle contraction."

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Too Many Books, Supplements and Programs

If I read 1 good valid murder mystery book, would I really want that to be the ONLY book on the subject? If my 8th grade history book was considered to be accurate by the majority would I really want to be limited to only knowing one author's thoughts on the subject? Or how about browsers and music players? Do I just want to use IE? It gets the job done well enough.

So what's the difference between those analogies and fitness ebook, supplements and programs? Really there's no difference to me.

Let me explain as I know there's a million web sites, book, supplements, and training programs. And for a beginner it's like:

Where do I start?!

When I first started off, there were a few major books on the subject (Arnold Encyclopedia) and of course the main muscle magazines. That is where I learned my information from. And locker room chat and so called friends. I was on the quest in the 10th grade to put on weight. A guy who was bigger then me gave me some golden advice. He said "Just eat everything man. Candy bars whatever." With that, I agreed that in order to get bigger and more muscular, I needed to eat. So at break, I ate an Snickers bar every day. Needless to say, I didn't get any bigger, I probably put on a tiny bit of fat and the dentist was happier. But when you don't have a lot of resources, it's pretty hard to judge.

I look back on that memory fondly. With the power of the Internet and the people coming out of the woodwork as experts, now there's so much information, sometimes it's the same situation, only there's many voices.

But I still like the fact that I have many choices.

If a person was ONLY to read the Max-OT guide, would they be alright? I'd say they would be better off then nothing but, they wouldn't be a good, well-rounded fitness type. And I'm not making any negative judgments about Max-OT. I love that program!

But think of the person who:

Reads this message board for as much information as they can (conflicting or not) Buys eBooks and reads thru them to understand many perspectives Understand nutrition on a basic level as well as more advanced Knows of many training programs (can workout in a full gym or at home with nothing) Visits other sites to see videos of proper techniques Listens to advice in the gym but has a foundation to tell if the advice is accurate or base-less and knows of research outlets if it warrants further debate.

The person in the first example only reads 1 eBook. It's a great eBook and it's free. But it cannot possibly cover everything. While this person will do well, they won't be as versatile as the person who's read thru many books, posts and forums to really understand how the body works, nutrition and more importantly, how it will affect them and their goals.

I remember asking people what they thought of this whole sport.

The majority were disenchanted by the slew of supplements, the million training programs, the 500 ebooks on bodybuilding and the paper classics. It's like they wanted to know out of the 1 million resources, which ones were the ones they should read. And it better not be too many.

But the problem with having somebody else choose for you obvious. And the problem with too few choices is obvious as well.

Having so many choices is actually quite good. Many DB members who have read over the posts, visited the sites linked to and talked about and purchased the eBooks that get talked about often have a very well rounded knowledge base. They also start to see a lot of repetition. 6 meals a day is the way to go if you are on a weight gain or weight loss program. It just depends on what you eat for those 6 meals that determines the outcome.

I look at my bookshelf and I see many fiction works and I see many books on supplements and vitamins. I look in my computer folders and I see well over 30 ebooks on fitness subjects. And I look in my supplement closet and see various programs and such. And I'm not confused. I like choices. I like different protein powders. Some shakes I love. Others give me an upset stomach. So having choices is good. And thru experience and time, I can pick and choose the best ones to suit my needs because after all the reading, the posting the debating with members, and just reading what people post, I get better and better at being able to pick out what will best work for me.

Do not get discouraged when you walk into a supplement store and see 30 different types of bars. Nor should you get angry or upset when you go to various places and see yet another book on fitness. Having choices benefits you. And thru reading and learning and talking, you will figure out what is hype and what is real. One man's bullshit is another man's placebo to a 400 lb bench press.

Keep learning and don't look for the ONE program or the ONE supplement or the ONE book that will tell you the golden truth. Fact is, if you only had 1 of everything, you'd be very limited in knowledge.

Keep reading!
About The Author:

Marc David is a bodybuilder, writer, and author of the the e-book "The Beginner's Guide to Fitness and Bodybuilding" (BGFB): What every beginner should know but probably doesn't. The Beginner's Guide is oriented towards fitness minded men and women who are just starting or have worked out for years without results who want weight loss and to gain muscle.
He can show you how to reduce your body fat thru diet, how to gain weight or create more muscle thru an abundance of workout tips by training LESS! Not more. He dispels many "bodybuilding myths", tells you what most people never realize about nutrition, and what the drug companies DON’T WANT YOU to know.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Online Illustrated Exercise Guide

See how to perform major exercises with proper form, using this unique 3D technology. The muscle map highlights the muscles involved with each exercise, while giving you an online guide to see how the exercise is performed. Illustrated bench press, squat technique, and crunches for the abs and six-pack.

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Kids and Weight Training

Kids and Weight Training: When Should They Start?
By Raymond Kelly

Weight training and exercise in general can be very beneficial to all children. It increases bone density, increases strength, and improves muscular coordination. In the past many people had concerns about children and exercise but now we are much better informed.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Post Workout Nutrition

Post Workout Nutrition: Secrets to a Ripped, Lean Body
By: Michael Geary

As you've probably heard before, your post-workout meal may very
well be your most important meal of the day. The reason is that
when you're finished with an intense workout, you're entering a
catabolic state where your muscle glycogen is depleted and
increased cortisol levels are beginning to excessively break
down muscle tissue. These conditions are not good and the only
way to reverse this catabolic state (and promote an anabolic
state) is to consume a quickly digestible post-workout meal as
soon as you can after training. The goal is to choose a meal
with quickly digestible carbs to replenish muscle glycogen as
well as quickly digestible protein to provide the amino acids
needed to jump start muscular repair. The surge of carbohydrates
and amino acids from this quickly digested meal promotes an
insulin spike from the pancreas, which shuttles nutrients into
the muscle cells.

The post-workout meal should generally contain between 300-500
calories to get the best response. For example, a 120-lb female
may only need a 300-calorie meal, whereas a 200-lb male may need
a 500-calorie post-workout meal. Your post-workout meal should
also contain anywhere from a 2:1 ratio of carbs:protein to a 4:1
ratio of carbs:protein. While most of your other daily meals
should contain a source of healthy fats, keep the fat content of
your post-workout meal to a bare minimum, since fat slows the
absorption of the meal, which is the opposite of what you want
after a workout.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Stretching & Yoga

Stretching and yoga aren’t just for swamis who can fold themselves up like pretzels, or movie stars who have nothing better to do with their days! It can be a beneficial practice to all who use it, and one doesn’t have to adopt the worldview of the swamis in order to reap benefits from it. The pace of our lives these days is crazy—some would argue destructive.

Yoga proponents say that learning the art form will not make you dull, but more magnetic, and show you the importance of slowing down. Yoga’s ‘inactivity’ can insert a moment to breathe in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, can clear your mind, and re-energize you with just a few simple techniques.

The first lesson in any Yogic theory is how to relax. This doesn’t mean you flop on the sofa and become a couch potato; instead it is defined as ‘a conscious transfer of energy from one department of nature to another….’ Even if you do this for 5 minutes at a time over a beverage, you’re on your way to relaxing. It will increase your efficiency—try it and see!

Stretching involved in yoga can be very simple: lie on the floor without pillows. Remove your shoes and wear whatever is loose fitting and comfortable to you. Stretch your arms over your head while stretching your legs and feet. Close your eyes and let your head roll to one side.

Now release each part of your body and consciously permit each limb, each ‘section’ of your body, to meld in to the floor. Permit yourself to feel as if you are sinking and think of a peaceful scene. This will likely feel very odd to you the first time you do it, but the relaxation that you bring each part of your body will be refreshing!

Now we’ll work on stretching! Lie on the floor as you did for your full-body relaxation, only this time, interweave your fingers above your head. If you turn your palms upward, you’ll feel a bigger stretch along your ribs and spine. Stretch your arms as far above your head as possible, pointing your toes and pushing them towards the floor so you can feel every muscle between your head and feet.

Once you have stretched every part of your body, release! Now go back in to your full-body relaxation mode, remembering to start at the head and relax your way down to your toes.

Now work on the ‘complete breath’ that yoga teaches. Lying flat on the floor without pillows, place your hands gently on your diaphragm. Slowly exhale as much as you can. Very slowly begin to inhale through the mouth, evenly and without sudden stops. You will feel your diaphragm expand at this point—keep going. Now exhale through your mouth, using a slight force, expelling as much air as possible.

You have just completed your ‘complete breath’ in yogic teaching! If you build up the number of complete breaths per day, you’ll notice less tension, better rest, and a more relaxed you. Release the stress of your day and become who you were designed to be!

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Monday, September 19, 2005


The Benefit of Pilates
By Della Menechella

Pilates can benefit your overall health and sense of well-being in many ways. I have been doing Pilates for three years and I have seen for myself how challenging, yet effective it is.

Recently, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic muscle and soft tissue pain syndrome. One of my osteopathic doctors told me that if I hadn’t been doing Pilates (and yoga), I would not be able to get on and off the examining table. As a matter of fact, when patients come to see him because of pain, he often recommends Pilates as a method of treatment.

While it certainly helps with physical problems, you will find many other positive rewards when you start integrating Pilates into your exercise program.

#1 Benefit of Pilates – Strong Core

Pilates focuses on strengthening your deep abdominal muscles, your back and your butt. This results in greater pelvic stability and less likelihood that you will sustain an injury in your back. You will also enjoy having a flat, toned and sleek tummy.

#2 Benefit of Pilates - Improved Posture

Pilates works to lengthen the spinal compression that you might be developing, especially as you grow older or spend long hours hunched over in front of a computer. Many of us spend a great part of the day with our shoulders slumped forward. Pilates encourages you to lengthen the back of your neck and to slide your shoulder blades back and down. This encourages better postural alignment and allows you to stand and sit straighter and taller.

#3 Benefit of Pilates – Increased Strength and Flexibility

When you are doing Pilates, you are simultaneously strengthening and stretching your muscles. This gives your joints greater range of motion and also helps prevent the likelihood that you will get injured.

#4 Benefit of Pilates – Longer and Leaner Muscles

Many strength-training exercises focus on working only one body part at a time, which leads to a compressed, bulky muscle. When you do Pilates exercises, you are working your entire body and you elongate the muscle as you move it with precision and control. The result – your body has a longer, leaner look.

#5 Benefit of Pilates – Improved Mind Body Connection

Pilates is not a mindless activity. There is a very strong focus on deep breathing. You do certain moves as you inhale, while others as you exhale. This fosters a greater awareness about how you can integrate deep breathing and movement into positive body control.

#6 Benefit of Pilates – It is Safe for Everyone

Pilates is a gentle, low impact workout. In every class, you are given a modification to address your own unique level of strength, flexibility, and fitness. With the proper instruction, it is safe for seniors, for those who are physically challenged, and also those who are recovering from injuries.

If you’ve ever wondered about Pilates, why not give it a try? You can see for yourself how Pilates can make a positive difference in your mind, health – and, of course – your body.
Della Menechella is a yoga and fitness enthusiast who has been involved in fitness for over thirty years. Her website is filled with practical information about how you can make yoga and fitness a positive part of your life. Visit the site and get your free meditation e-book.

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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Do You Workout?

Okay, So You Don’t Workout…Now What?

Some experts assert that nearly one third of a million Americans die each year due to a sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits. That's definitely one statistic we can change.

So you don’t workout. You don’t even make it to the sofa before the bag of Cheetos® is open and your hand is orange with fake cheese. So what? Chances are good that we can help you change your habits and make new ones that will prolong your life and health. And you don’t even have to swear off the crunch orange cheese snacks for life!

Exercise and good nutrition can help prevent heart disease and stroke by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol. These two habits also reduce the instances of obesity, diabetes and cancer. Amazing benefits from two small things incorporated in to a lifestyle of common sense. This doesn’t mean you have to eat tofu for the rest of your life or live at Gold’s Gym. Far from it!

Small changes can make great strides. Begin by moving more each day than you did the day before. You don’t have to begin by doing the Ironman Triathalon, just begin by walking up the stairs at work instead of herding on to the elevator.

You don’t have to embrace the Raw Diet in order to eat healthier, either—just lay off the spray cheese and eat one more fruit or vegetable today than you did yesterday. And no, “Mike & Ike”s don’t count as fruit. Think you hate vegetables? No one said you had to eat dry cauliflower—clean it, chill it, and dip the stuff in ranch dressing! You’re eating the veggies and it tastes good too. No pencil shavings here, my friend!

Now as we grow older, we tend to move less. By being intentional about getting up and moving instead of sitting all day, we maintain better flexibility and balance and overall fitness. Again, nothing drastic has to happen in order to be more flexible and have better balance. Simply start with small steps such as walking in the park or in the mall when it’s hot in the summer, and you’re on your way to bone-building health and strength.

Teenagers and young adults aren't as mobile as they should be. If your favorite hobby is watching television, make a deal with yourself that you're allowed to watch only if you're exercising at the time. Use a treadmill or exercise bike or do stretches on the floor. But never just sit lifelessly and veg out in front of the tube.

Use your commercial breaks to do calisthenics or to run in place. You’ll get more done in a 3 to 5 minute commercial break than you thought, and your heart rate will stay up for quite a while after every short session.

Running, walking, swimming, biking are some easy and fun ways to get in the exercise. Doing household chores to energetic music counts as a workout, too, as does mowing the lawn (think push mower, not riding mower) and other outdoor chores.

The point is simple: get up & get moving for better health. Eat sensibly and combined with your new activity level, you’ll begin to see health benefits you didn’t know were possible!

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Benefits of Weight Training

Weight training isn’t just for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone anymore. It’s really a system of exercise and health benefits that are available to everyone. If you go to a local gym and observe, you can find everyone from teenagers to great-grandmas exercising and strength training.

Weight training doesn’t mean just using barbells – it involves much more than that and is most often combined with aerobic activity during the “circuit.”

The natural benefits of weight training include:
Slowing down bone loss
Making your bones stronger
Toning and firm up your body
Increasing your muscle strength

Most people will tell you that strength training and using weights makes them more energized and happier, along with reducing stress. It’s amazing how much better you’ll feel when working out after a hard day at the office! The endorphins your body creates in response to exercise like this is very much “addictive,” and you’ll find that beyond being less-stressed, you’ll actually “crave” your workouts and look forward to them!

Of course, all professionals will tell you to consult a doctor before beginning your workout habit; you’ll want to make sure that there are no impediments to beginning this new part of your daily routine. Most doctors will tell you to use caution and listen to the trainers, but nearly none will eliminate exercise altogether for their patients—there are simply too many benefits from the exertion.

If you go to a chiropractor, ask him or her how strength training and weight lifting can help you and what specific exercises would benefit your back and joints. Again, s/he will probably have some specific suggestions for your body and spinal ‘issues,’ but generally, a chiropractor will tell you that strengthening back and abdominal muscles will benefit you greatly.

If you do find that you ‘overdo it’ initially, scale it back just a bit until you’re ready to move on. You can use cold and heat to minister to the aching muscle(s), and take an anti-inflammatory agent to help in the recovery. But if you do ache a bit, don’t take it as your body’s way of saying that you ‘shouldn’t workout.’ What your body is telling you is that you haven’t worked out enough and that it’s not used to the exertion!

If you plan your workout well, you will find that weight training machines can be a great part of your exercise plan and your health will improve greatly in very short order.

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"Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition"

"Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition"

By Will Brink, author of:

Muscle Building Nutrition Muscle Gaining Diet, Training Routines by Charles Poliquin & Bodybuilding Supplement Review

Diet Supplements Revealed Real World Fat Loss Diet & Weight Loss Supplement Review

"Brink's Unified Theory of Nutrition"When people hear the term Unified Theory, some times called the Grand Unified Theory, or even "Theory of Everything," they probably think of it in terms of physics, where a Unified Theory, or single theory capable of defining the nature of the interrelationships among nuclear, electromagnetic, and gravitational forces, would reconcile seemingly incompatible aspects of various field theories to create a single comprehensive set of equations.

Such a theory could potentially unlock all the secrets of nature and the universe itself, or as theoretical physicist Michio Katu, puts it "an equation an inch long that would allow us to read the mind of God." That's how important unified theories can be. However, unified theories don't have to deal with such heady topics as physics or the nature of the universe itself, but can be applied to far more mundane topics, in this case nutrition.

Regardless of the topic, a unified theory, as sated above, seeks to explain seemingly incompatible aspects of various theories. In this article I attempt to unify seemingly incompatible or opposing views regarding nutrition, namely, what is probably the longest running debate in the nutritional sciences: calories vs. macro nutrients.

One school, I would say the 'old school' of nutrition, maintains weight loss or weight gain is all about calories, and "a calorie is a calorie," no matter the source (e.g., carbs, fats, or proteins). They base their position on various lines of evidence to come to that conclusion.

The other school, I would call more the 'new school' of thought on the issue, would state that gaining or losing weight is really about where the calories come from (e.g., carbs, fats, and proteins), and that dictates weight loss or weight gain. Meaning, they feel, the "calorie is a calorie" mantra of the old school is wrong. They too come to this conclusion using various lines of evidence.

This has been an ongoing debate between people in the field of nutrition, biology, physiology, and many other disciplines, for decades. The result of which has led to conflicting advice and a great deal of confusion by the general public, not to mention many medical professionals and other groups.

Before I go any further, two key points that are essential to understand about any unified theory:

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Powerful Health Weapon Can Increase Your Energy

Powerful Health Weapon Can Increase Your Energy
by Patricia Wagner

By the time you finish reading this article, you'll possess a
powerful weapon in your fight against chronic tiredness and other
health problems.

This potent weapon is not new. It's well known by many health

So what is this key resource to help you enjoy better health?

It's making your own fresh fruit and vegetable juices. When you
juice fruits and vegetables, you make delicious drinks that will
contribute to increased energy and enhanced health.

Why is juicing so effective?

Here's how this wonderful health weapon works: juices are
absorbed almost immediately into your body, thus supplying needed
vitamins and minerals. Cooking vegetables removes a lot of their
nutritional value, but juicing saves these vitamins and minerals.
So you get mega-doses of vitamins and minerals.

Let's say you make a carrot-apple drink from one apple and four
carrots. Imagine sitting down and eating all those at one time in
their original state! But you get the vitamins and minerals from
the fruit and vegetables in their juice and it's living! That's
because the vitamins and minerals have not been destroyed by the
pasteurization process used to make juice sold in stores.

How do you get the maximum health return from juicing?

Start your day right by drinking freshly-made juice. It's wise to
drink it before you eat and then wait about ten minutes (before
eating the rest of your breakfast) to give your body a headstart
as it absorbs the life-giving fluid into your bloodstream.

Don't let the juice sit around, but drink it within minutes of
making it to retain those precious vitamins and minerals.

You can also add to your fiber intake by using the pulp in
muffins and bread. Just add the pulp of your favorite fruits and
vegetables to your recipe and you'll have a moist taste-bud
pleasing treat!

How are fruits and vegetables prepared for juicing?

First wash them. Cut out any bad spots that you wouldn't want to
eat. You usually don't need to peel fruits and vegetables.

What are some popular juice recipes?

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Whey to Weight Loss

The Whey to Weight Loss
By Will Brink, author of:

Muscle Building Nutrition
Muscle Gaining Diet, Training Routines by Charles Poliquin & Bodybuilding Supplement Review

Diet Supplements Revealed
Real World Fat Loss Diet & Weight Loss Supplement Review

- The Whey to Weight Loss

Regular readers of my work have come to expect articles about the power of whey proteins to potentially fight cancer and improve immunity among its many benefits. The ability of whey to fight cancer, improve glutathione levels and immunity, is well documented (readers interested in brushing up on the effects of whey on cancer, immunity, etc, can read previous articles by me at the LEFs web site: and

Additional research suggests possible medical uses for whey that are quite unexpected and different from whey's traditional role as an immune booster and anti cancer functional food. For example, whey may be able to reduce stress and lower cortisol and increase brain serotonin levels, improve liver function in those suffering from certain forms of hepatitis, reduce blood pressure, as well as other amazing recent discoveries, such as whey's possible effects on weight loss, which is the focus of this article.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Awesome Abs

I know you want "awesome abs". Let's face it, who doesn't?

There is no doubt that one of the very best ways to achieve
any specific goal is to find someone who has already
achieved what you want, and then model their actions.

Logically, if you do the same as them, then you too will
achieve the same results.

What's amazing is this: what if you could have them
without ever leaving your home? I'm not talking about
"sit-ups" or endless hours of crunches, either...I'm
talking about


No gym.

Do you have a couch? A chair? A FLOOR? Then you're
set...all you need is the coaching and the system.

Below you'll find a link to a Clark Bartram website you
may have seen before, but you haven't seen his new
e-book, "10 Miracle Midsection Moves". That I can
guarantee you. Why? Because it just came out last
week, and I'm letting you in on this promotion that's
good for ONLY 72 HOURS.

This book is included in his award-winning DVD series,
"Chisel Your Abs," along with $279 in free bonuses. -

Listen, Clark has one of the best set of abs you will
ever see. (You will probably already have seen Clark's
physique, he has been on the cover of hundreds of
fitness mags.) He built them primarily on the ROAD, as
he travels all the time. His e-book has pictures of him
at home, in hotel name it!

He's doing exercises that you've never heard of
before that take MINUTES instead of hours...and wait
until you see the results for yourself.

So, if you're serious about wanting to know exactly
how to achieve a real head turning "six pack" then
drop what you're doing now and take a look at this:

Get chiseled abs...right in your own home!

P.S. You know as well as I do that there is a lot of
garbage promoted online, that's why when you have
the opportunity to get hold of top class fitness
information then you should. And I can personally
assure you that Clark's "Chisel Your Abs Success
System!" is right up there with the very best
information you'll find anywhere.

I strongly urge you to check it out now:

Monday, September 12, 2005

Low-Carb Diet, Should I or Shouldn't I?

Low-Carb Diet, Should I or Shouldn't I?
By: James Ellison

It's no wonder that confusion reigns when it comes to the worth
and reliability of low-carb diets after all the conflicting
studies and confusing interpretation of the information. It
seems like debates are popping up everywhere!

No matter if it's Atkins, South Beach or some other low-carb
plan, there are approximately 30 million Americans are on a
low-carb diet.

Supporters contend that the large amount of carbohydrates in our
diet has led to increased problems with obesity, diabetes, and
other health situations. On the other hand, some attribute
obesity and related health problems to over eating of calories
and lack of physical activity. They also express concern that
without grains, fruits, and vegetables in low-carbohydrate diets
may lead to deficiencies of some key nutrients, including
vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and many minerals.

It is already known that any diet, whether high or low in
carbohydrates, can produce meaningful weight loss during the
early stages of the diet. Keep in mind, the key to a diet being
successful is in being able to lose the weight on a permanent

Let's see if we can expose some of the mystery about low-carb
diets. Following, is a listing of some related points taken from
recent studies and scientific literature.

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover

The Butt, Hip and Thigh Makeover Course - If you are totally satisfied with how your butt, hip and thigh area looks and feels, then of course you don't need these DVDs. But if you think your butt, hip and thigh area can be better than it is right now then The Butt, Hip and Makeover will make it happen!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Go for Scientific Weight Loss

Go for Scientific Weight Loss
By Karen Peralta

Considering the US Center for Disease Control’s advice is a very good idea. Fat, although systematically proven useful to the human body, is not only a waste of food. When you’re fat, if very fat, you’re obese, and you do indeed have a disease. It can sneak right up on you like a homicidal lunatic. In spite of how you feel about yourself emotionally, you should really do your utmost to keep your weight from assuming immense proportions—or you’ll only be dooming yourself.


The USCDC estimates that six out of ten Americans are overweight to the extent that they can be considered to be nearly obese, and the obesity rate has doubled from 15% in the year 1980 to 30% in 2000. And one in 50 people being severely obese is only a conservative estimate. Now you know.

“Fat” may be in as far as emotionality goes, but it’s still a very effective method of accidental suicide. If the point is that you’re still a good person when you’re fat, why are you leaving your loved ones behind? Excess fat has been scientifically proven to lose you both your job and your life. Therefore, if you want to proceed for many more years to come, and if you love your own people enough, you should try to accommodate them to the extent that you and they want to go on living.

Obesity leads to death from diabetes, heart disease, strokes, cancer, osteoarthritis and physical injuries from the very fact that a fat person has more trouble getting around than a skinny or normally thin person does. Try bending over to pick up a pencil from the floor, and you will see what we mean by this. If you can’t even pick up that pencil from the floor, you’re in serious trouble. And if it’s very difficult to do it, what does that mean?

It means obesity has indeed reached epidemic proportions. We know this sounds like a pun and so funny, but it isn’t. Americans are growing larger according to a simple index which measures actual weight versus percentage of body fat. Scientists use a Body Mass Index, or BMI, to take lean body as well as fat body mass into account. A BMI of 25 or more is considered overweight and one of 30 or more reflects obesity. Having a BMI of 40 or greater is equivalent to having approximately 100 extra pounds of fat. Are you that overweight, or headed there? If so, it’s time to make that serious commitment to either stop “growing” -- to actually lose some of that body fat. Not overnight, but slowly.

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Friday, September 09, 2005

Back Pain

5 simple steps for ridding yourself of back

Millions of people suffer from back pain unnecessarily when there is actually a very simple solution, according to Jesse Cannone , certified personal trainer and back pain specialist. "Unfortunately, many people are led to believe that back pain is normal and were all supposed to experience it... well, thankfully, that’s not the case. Eliminating back pain is not nearly as difficult as most people think or are led to believe... it can actually be easy!" says Cannone.

Here’s the simple system that MUST be followed if you are looking for real, long-term, lasting relief:

1. Identify the cause – nearly all of the treatments people receive for back pain only focus on the symptoms and the healthcare professionals zoom in on only the problem area. The real key in eliminating back pain is to find out exactly what’s causing the problem... and most of the time it’s not even the back!

2. Address both the cause and the symptom – the best approach is a combination of treating the symptoms for pain relief while also addressing the underlying cause.

3. Be aware – many people suffering from back pain are not in tune with their bodies and during their treatment they do not realize what is working and what is not. In order to achieve long-term relief you have to understand how your body works, what’s causing the problem, and what changes have to be made to correct it.

4. Consistent Focused Action - achieving success in anything requires consistency and focused action. Most people with back pain won't make the time to work on their problem each day... instead they take pain killers which mask the pain and allow them to cause more damage while they continue with their life.

5. Don't do what doesn't work - we already know that most traditional treatments for back pain don't work.... why waste your time, energy, and money? The real key to eliminating back pain is to identify the true cause of the pain and then address it with a combination of treatments to treat both the cause and symptoms. Over 80% of all back pain is caused by muscle imbalances... NOT a lack of pain killers or surgery! Find out what's going on in your body and take action.

Here's just some of what you learn when you watch our Lose the Back Pain video:

  • The four "physical dysfunctions" that are responsible for over 90% of all back pain

  • Simple "self assessments" you can perform in just minutes, anywhere to help you pinpoint which dysfunctions you have

  • 4 Step-by-Step "Corrective Action Plans" that show you exactly what you need to do to balance your body and eliminate your back pain

  • the facts about back pain and other conditions like sciatic nerve pain and arthritis

  • how to strengthen your lower back and abs to prevent injuries

Click here to order your copy of the Lose the Back Pain video now

Article by Jesse Cannone of Jesse is a certified personal fitness trainer and post-rehab specialist and he has helped hundreds of individuals to eliminate their back pain. Visit his site now and be sure to sign up for his free email course on eliminating back pain.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Maximum Weight Loss

Maximum Weight Loss
by Gary Matthews!
Review by Paul Crane

A former fitness instructor for the Royal Australian Air Force, Gary Matthews' Maximum Weight Loss program is the result of 20 years of experience in gym, training and consulting clients. What is particularly gratifying about Gary's program is that it has been adapted to address the biggest concerns of his clients (I'll discuss this more in a moment), ultimately resulting in a practical, "do-able" program perfect for those who require results with a minimum number of training sessions.

The core philosophy of Maximum Weight Loss is that weight / resistance training, not aerobics, is the key to successful, long-term weight loss. Gary's absolutely right, of course, weight training is the key. Here's why...

Weight training builds lean muscle mass: this leads to an increased metabolic rate, meaning your body burns more calories at rest. How can this be? Well, lean tissue, or muscle, requires calories at all times (yes, even when you are resting). The more lean muscle you have, therefore, the greater the number calories you will burn sustaining those muscles. Better yet, a session of weight or resistance training can boost your metabolic rate for as much as 48 hours after the exercise session.

Conversely, aerobic activity is an inefficient method of burning calories, and does not lead to a significantly elevated metabolic rate after the period of exercise. While one can't dispute the cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary benefits of aerobic exercise, it is not nearly as effective an exercise for weight loss as weight or resistance training. If you spend an hour on a treadmill, for instance, you may burn about 600 calories. When you step off the treadmill, that period of increased caloric requirement and elevated metabolic rate ends. On the other hand, an 30-60 minute session of weight / resistance training can result in an elevated metabolic rate for up to two days after the session has been completed.

See the benefits?

Special note: Of course, weight / resistance training offers benefits as well -- heightened self-esteem, greater flexibility, strengthened ligaments, and tendons -- the list goes on and on.

OK... but there is one problem with any program that preaches weight / resistance training as a solution to weight loss...

Perception. Many people see weight training as something performed by 300 lb. steroid-popping behemoths. They just can't see themselves walking into a gym and "pumping iron". Fortunately, that's just not the case anymore -- walk into any gym anywhere, and you'll see men and women of all shapes and sizes (including seniors), incorporating weight / resistance training into their weight loss and fitness programs.

Sure, weight training can be particularly intimidating to women, beginners, and anyone who can't march into a gym and bench press 300 lbs. But here's where Maximum Weight Loss really shines...

It's a very accessible program (don't let its relatively short size fool you), offering a solid introduction (including photo demonstrations) to the basic exercises you need to know about, without overwhelming you with incomprehensible data.

Best part?

You only train once a week, for 20-30 minutes! (Earlier I mentioned how Gary modified Maximum Weight Loss to address the concerns of his clients. By implementing a single short, intense session once a week, Gary's clients were able to overcome the frustration of diminishing gains, as well as time constraints. While not everyone can get to the gym 3-4 times a week, a single session is well within the realms of practicality for just about anyone!).

Aesthetically, Maximum Weight Loss is an attractive, professionally formatted PDF ebook that's easy in the eyes, even on smaller monitors. It's a quick, unintimidating read (as is the accompanying Maximum Nutrition ebook, which also contains some good info, including a great section on food substitutions).

Bottom line?

A solid introduction to the weight loss benefits of weight training with "zero intimidation factor". If you're struck in a rut and need a program that will deliver real results without the treadmill, check out Maximum Weight Loss...

Gary is the author of several e-books, including "Maximum Weight Loss in Ten Weeks" - the complete e-book and time-saving solution for burning away unwanted fat, and "Maximum Weight Gain in Ten Weeks" - easy-to-use and follow techniques that serve as a guide to muscle growth without having to "live in the gym". Visit Gary’s website at

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Cardio-Boxing for Super Fitness

Cardio-Boxing for Super Fitness
By Gary Matthews

The major benefits of cardio-boxing include:

· Increased Stamina
· Increased Strength
· Increased Speed
· Increased Coordination

Cardio-boxing also promotes a person’s well being by strengthening their self-discipline and combined with strength training it’s well and truly the total package for self-defence and fitness and usually consists of:

· Adjusted heart rate work
· Actual boxing techniques

The usual workout consists of the age-adjusted heart rate work starting with 10 minutes for beginners and leading up to 20 minutes for the more advanced. For the second part of the workout, you’ll need to perform and practice 20 minutes of actual boxing techniques.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Nutrition Is Not Common Sense

Nutrition Is Not Common Sense
By Marc David

I'd like to explain an important concept that most online trainers (even the "gurus") don't "get"...

Have you ever heard that 'nutrition is common sense?'

Have you ever thought about why the United States has an epidemic of overweight individuals and kids that are out of shape? Or that most people talk about how in their younger days they were able to do this and that. Yet these people are only 30 years old?

Most people think nutrition is common sense. But these people are completely wrong.

You see, common sense isn't specialized knowledge, but just native good judgment. Many times common sense is when it comes to many things in life are learned behaviors from parents, teachers, mentors or coaches. We get at lot of this common knowledge thru what we see as well. Driving on the right of left side of the road is common sense in your country. You get this from what you see.

The REAL four biggest problems when it comes to nutrition and common sense is that:

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Get Started Exercising Now, But Take It Easy!

Get Started Exercising Now, But Take It Easy!
By Karen Peralta

So you're overweight, "fat"--to be honest--and you want to start exercising. Before you take off like an overlarge airplane and start preparing for the Olympics trials, stop right there. You may have it all figured out by now, after checking with your friends, the media and finally that fickle fiend known as the bathroom mirror, that a regular exercise program is the only way to fly when it comes to permanent weight loss. That entails working out or otherwise flexing your physical and psychological muscles on a regular basis, perhaps three times a week, or maybe even once per day.

But therein lies the rub. How do you get started? How often do you exercise? Most importantly, if you've been very sedate or at least somewhat off your feet for awhile, what's the safest way to begin an effective, weight-loss centered exercise program?

Beginning a Righteous Program--Realistically

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Monday, September 05, 2005

How to Increase Your Bench Press by Doing Squats

How to Increase Your Bench Press by Doing Squats
By Marc David

My Legs Are Already Big Enough. I Keep Hearing Working Legs Is A MUST. Why Is That So Important?

Believe me… I hated leg workouts. Until I realize the true potential that a simple set of squats could unleash.

Frankly… I see the same people on the leg press machine, leg extensions, doing lunges and doing squats week after week. But for every other muscle group, it’s like a new day. There’s the familiar faces of course, but there’s always new people. It’s like working leg is an exclusive club.

And yet that is 50% of your body! Your entire lower body you will neglect because:
• You don’t like working legs
• You don’t want bigger legs
• Your leg are big enough

But let’s suppose… you do work legs. And without much weight at all. Just enough to stimulate your entire body propelling it into new levels of growth. Do you think that is possible?

How can doing squats increase our bench press? If you are stuck on bicep curls, how can incorporating legs into your routine break you thru those plateaus?

I’m here to tell you right now, as you read this, that doing leg workouts is a whole lot more then just getting bigger, more toned, or stronger legs.

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

The Top 10 Bonehead Workout Mistakes To Avoid

The Top 10 Bonehead Workout Mistakes To Avoid
By Tom Venuto

Copyright 2005 Tom Venuto

“Common workout mistakes” has always been a very popular topic in fitness publications. But no matter how many times this subject is re-hashed, you almost always hear about the same half a dozen or so mistakes, including poor form, overtraining, going too heavy, not stretching, not warming up, yadda, yadda yadda. Ironically, you seldom hear about the biggest mistakes of all. I call these humongous bloopers “bonehead mistakes” because once you start to analyze and think about them, it's really just common sense and it all seems so obvious… except of course to the person doing it… who is often quite oblivious until someone else points it out to them... then the light goes on and it's like... "Doh!"

Before I begin the countdown, (in no particular order), there’s one more gripe I have about the treatment this subject has been given in the past: Most of the attention has been put on the mistakes, but very little on the solutions. It’s all too easy to point fingers and say, “Don’t do that” and “Shame on you, dummy” but only 1% of your time should be spent on problems. 99% should be spent on solutions. So in that spirit, after I bring each mistake to your attention, I’ll give you a solution-oriented training tip to help you avoid boneheadedness and join the elite group who “kick butt” in the gym at every workout…

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

A Very Simple Program Anybody Can Follow To Gain MASS

A Very Simple Program Anybody Can Follow To Gain MASS
By Marc David

Until I started following a routine to eat, my gains were minimal. Once I set my eating times to a specific time during the day along with a protein boost, I could see the gains immediately. This sample program is a quick way to get your protein WAY up and generally increase your food intake. But it doesn't require the traditional sit down 6+ a day to eat 30 chicken breasts and spend all day cooking. I've got a full-time job at a corporate office. Cooking isn't an option. Nor is eating 6+ times a day involving meals with Tupperware and the likes. I need food and I need it fast.

Try this program on for size and notice the size you just might see.

Meal 1 - 7:00am

* 1 packet of a meal replacement with 16 ounces of skim milk

* 1 serving of whole grain cereal

* 1 cup of non/low-fat yogurt

* 1 piece of fruit

Meal 2 - 9:00am

* 1 serving of whey protein mixed in 10 ounces of water

* 1 large apple

Meal 3 -12:00pm

* 2 grilled chicken breasts

* 1 serving of brown rice

* 1 cup of low-fat yogurt

* 1 serving of whey protein

Meal 4 - 3:00pm

* 1 packet of a meal replacement with 16 ounces of water and 5-10 grams of L-Glutamine

* 1 large banana


* 1 workout bar of your choice (preferably some carbs and 20+ grams of protein)

Meal 5 - 6:00pm (Post-workout)

* 1 serving of whey protein combined with a 5gram serving of Creatine mixed in kool-aid. (This is an important meal and is designed for an insulin spike at just the right time to increase creatine and amino acid uptake by the muscle cells).

Meal 6 -7:00pm

* 8 to 10 ounces of a lean round or flank steak

* 1 serving of rice

* 1 medium baked potato

* 1 large green salad

Meal 7 - 10:00pm

* 1 packet of a meal replacement with 16 ounces of skim milk

* 1 large banana

* 3 to 5 grams of L-Glutamine

And that's about it. Simple? You will be significantly increasing the protein uptake. Which means you should be increasing that water consumption as well. I'm not a fan of waking up at 1:00am to get more protein and therefore, I did not include anything beyond 10:00pm. I've noticed some significant gains from this program. My workouts were hardcore but my nutrition was lacking. By putting my eating times to a set schedule, I felt better during the day and was even more ready to tackle that workout later in the day.

Good luck

Marc David is a bodybuilder, writer, and author of the the e-book "The Beginner's Guide to Fitness and Bodybuilding" (BGFB): What every beginner should know but probably doesn't. The Beginner's Guide is oriented towards fitness minded men and women who are just starting or have worked out for years without results who want weight loss and to gain muscle. To learn more about the Beginner’s Guide, visit Beginning-Bodybuilding at:

Friday, September 02, 2005

If You Don't Track Your Diet… You Are Wasting Your Time

If You Don't Track Your Diet… You Are Wasting Your Time
By Marc David

Frankly, I’m puzzled whenever I hear this from somebody who’s frustrated with their lack of gains:

Me: So what are you eating? How many calories per day and how many do you need?

Them: I don’t know. I just eat.


Yes, it’s true. People don’t track their diets, don’t calculate their calories and just guess at what they need. They have no idea where they are going, very little facts on how to get there and yet are frustrated and mad when 6 weeks later they don’t see the results.

Imagine, for a moment, that’s it’s 6-months from today. And you’ve made no progress. Wouldn’t you be frustrated?! I sure would.

But here’s the deal, there’s a real simple method to make sure you don’t end up like so many people you’ll hear about. Please don’t be the person who just “eats” or does whatever without a plan. If you aren’t tracking your diet you are wasting your time!

Let me explain…

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

If You Want To Help The Hurricane Efforts

Here's two links to legitimate organizations to donate your money to if you want to help.


Red Cross -