Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Russian Lion Power Course

I have a 'hush-hush' way for you to score an instant discount and a 'sweet' bonus to the amazing new course that Coach Zach Even-Esh released yesterday called "The Russian Lion Power Course"...

I'll tell you about how to get your hands on that discount in a second...

In the meantime you can see the course here:


Cool isn't it?

I wanted to give you a heads up that as a VERY rare bonus Zach is giving away a killer $97 value phone consultation to anyone who buys the Deluxe version...

(7 of these bonus phone consults are as I write this)

I need to tell you again.

The price will be going up in 5 days. So save some extra cash while you can, but more importantly, get in before the rare bonus is gone forever.


Procrastinators never make the grade, and let me warn you, this training kit has an entire ONE Year blue print to follow for training your body and mind.

The secret lies in the program design, and you can understand it best by looking at this:


You probbaly know how to perform the bench press, but, you can bench press somewhere around 200 - 300 lbs, yet the crew at Westside Barbell can bench 500, 600 and over 700 lbs.

The secret lies in the way the program is organized, just like The Russian Lion Power Course.

The organization is all done for you, and once you get rolling, there will be NO stopping you.

Go ahead, travel back in time and start getting the results that everyone wishes they could experience, but you're the smart one, because you're going to get your hands on the secret
strength training methods of The Russian Lion!


Train with purpose,

Art B 

PS- Oh yeah! I almost forgot to tell you the secret of how you can get your hands on the special discount to Zach's New course...

Here it is...

Members of his exclusive "Underground Strength Coach' website get an Additional $10 Off the already discounted price and if you aren't already a member you can get a 7-Day $1 Trial by checking out the link below:


PPS- You can try the USC for 7 Days, buy the course at a discount and then cancel if you want to...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Simple Beauty of Water

WATER - and Watch Out for Bottled Water!
By: Diana Walker

The Simple Beauty of Water

Next to oxygen, water is the most important factor in our survival. We could go without food for 5 weeks or more, but we can only survive a few days without water.

According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, the author of "Your Body's Many Cries for Water", dehydration causes our bodies to go into a water-rationing process.

The brain is the first in line to receive available water, followed by the kidneys and liver.

With water being so very plentiful, how is it we get into this dehydrated state?

Well, most of us are bypassing that big glass of cool, clear water for caffeinated tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcohol, all of which dehydrate the body. Plus we lose about a quart of water in breathing.

As we grow older, we lose our perception of thirst and wait for signs of thirst. When the urge for intake of water builds, we confuse it with hunger.

Instead of drinking water, we usually eat instead, which means we are overeating.

Almost everyone is purchasing bottled water. There is a lot of debate on whether it is good to have mineralized water or distilled water. I personally prefer to have distilled water, because the minerals in mineralized water are not absorbed by the body. Plants turn minerals into organic minerals that our bodies can utilize.

Please do check your labels.

Did you know that some companies - put SALT in their water? Read your labels. Read very carefully.

Almost everyone I tell this to, has not seen that on their water bottles.
If you can buy another brand, I would recommend that you do. Why would we need salt in our water?

So, when you can, be sure and drink wonderful pure water with nothing added.

Water will do wonders!

1. Flushes out impurities
2. Great for the skin - clear, glowing complexion
3. Makes your skin look younger when it is hydrated
4. Improves muscle tone
5. Makes losing fat easier because the kidneys and liver can function properly and stop storing fat and water.
6. Water can help with cravings

REMEMBER -- Drink lots of water every day! - about 4 quarts - or herbal teas. Coffee and sodas, etc. do not count as your water intake, since they are dehydrating, not hydrating.

Article by:
Are cravings controlling your life? Diana Walker's book Craving Secrets will show you why you have certain food cravings, how they affect your health and your mood, and what you can do to beat them and live a healthier life.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Get Motivated For Your Workout

7 Ways To Get Motivated For Your Workout
By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

There will be days (everyday?) when you don't feel like doing your workout.

Sometimes you don't want to get out of bed.

Sometimes you don't want to leave your office because you feel like there are too many deadlines (but this is when you need a workout the most!).

Sometimes you don't want to end story time with the kids only to head down to the basement gym.

It even happens to me.

But I knew how I'd feel like a million bucks after the workout.

And in the end, I know I can't let myself become "soft" and start skipping workouts. I have to lead by example.

But if you are set on achieving a goal, then when it's workouttime, come heck or high water you've got to bear down and do the job.

So here are 7 ways to get motivated for your workout and to get you inspired to get through your workout.

1) Reward yourself. Finish your workout and treat yourself to a magazine, a TV show, some extra time with your family, some new songs for your IPOD, or even a little extra time for yourself.

2) Or set up a punishment for missing workouts. Skip the workout, put $20 into a jar to spend on home repairs. Make sure your spouse controls the jar.

3) Review your goals everyday and every night. Keeping your goals fresh in your mind will help you stay on track.

4) Realize that the hardest part of the workout is often getting your butt to the gym. Once you get 5 minutes into the workout, you will be over the hump. So tell yourself, "I'll just go in and do 1 set of the first 2 exercises, then I can go". Next thing you know, you'll have done the entire workout.

5) Visualize yourself doing a great workout and finishing strong. Get yourself mentally prepared and you will literally have better workouts each time.

6) Crank the tunes. Seriously, nothing motivates like music.

7) Get social support. If you have a workout partner, you'll feel like crap if you let them down. Or become accountable to everyone in the Turbulence Training workout forums...if you don't post your workouts, they'll track you down and demand to know why you've fallen off track! So online or offline, get everyone on your side!

Now get out there and kick the fat to the curb,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

About the Author

Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Most Diet Plans Are Too Hard!

Let me get right to the point:

If you thought you had to give up your favorite foods in order to shed unwanted bodyfat, then this will be one of the most important letters you ever read.

Two "former fatties" developed a System of eating that allows you to eat whatever you like every other day and still lose all-the-weight you want.

No pills. No guilt. Just a diet plan for the REAL WORLD, developed by real people.

If you want to skip ahead, go here -- <== click

>>> Most Diet Plans Are Too Hard

Most of what you've read about how to shed bodyweight is a lie.

Some 'experts' expect you to believe they eat chicken and broccoli every night for dinner and rarely if ever cheat.

Right. And I'm the Dalai Lama!

Just as bad, these plans are too difficult for anyone to follow for more than a few weeks.

So when folks like you discover they can eat their favorite foods every single week and still shed the weight you should see the look on their faces.

They can't believe it.

Some think they have to take some "superpill" to succeed. Not true!

Others think they will have to spend hours a day in the gym killing themselves. No way!

Here's the truth:

Jon and Jan were both obese. Over the past four years, they perfected a System that shows you how they went from obese to "cover model" fit and still eat their favorite foods.

Not "once a week" either -- they INSIST you eat yummy food frequently and without guilt or worry.

>>> Even better, they never count a single calorie!

See for yourself -- <== click

Here's the facts: there is NO SUCH THING as a perfect diet plan.

But thousands of people make billions of bucks off of selling the idea that there is only ONE way to eat in order to get lean.

Even worse: these people create diet plans so ridiculously strict that even fitness pros like Jon and Jan can't follow them!

They had to create a plan anyone could follow. Women, men, and even kids.

You should see these pictures! They used Jan's six-year-old daughter Kari to prove a point --

This is so simple a even CHILD can do it!

And you should see their clients...the few who know about this System...

They get to eat pizza, burgers, ice cream, and more...and still lose-the-weight!

This is not a pill or a scam...this is science applied to the real world.

The science: you take advantage of the fact your body prefers a change of pace and can respond by burning ugly fat.

The real world: no one is going to eat salad and tuna every day for the rest of their life inorder to shed bodyfat and feel good again.

Simple, right? Common sense!

You absolutely MUST HAVE a diet plan you can live with for life.

And that's what this is. <== click

What is this new System called?

>>> Announcing "The Every Other Day Diet!"

Great name, isn't it? Pretty much says it all.

But this isn't just a 'book'. You are supported for an entire year with audios, recipes, success stories, and more.

All for less than the cost of a dinner for two at a cheap restaurant.

That's hard to beat.

This is a simple plan that you will absolutely love.

It's a System that took years to perfect and is about to take the entire nation by storm.

Go read more -- <== click


Art Breshears

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fit Over 40

Here is a special Health and Fitness Bulletin concerning fitness past the age of 40.


Special Bonus Report Available

A reminder -- "Slow Poisoning", the eye-opening report by health journalist John Erb, is now available in the "Fit Over 40" members area.

Anyone who owns a copy of "Fit Over 40" now receives FIVE free bonus e-books/reports:

--- > "The Menopause Solution" by Jill Langham;
--- > "Why Grow Old" by Orison Swett Marden;
--- > "Natural Ways To Increase Your Testosterone" by Men's Health Journalist Christian Finn
--- > "The Bill Pearl Interview" by Rob Cooper

AND "The Slow Poisoning of Mankind" by John Erb. This incredible report is literally the report given to The World Health Organization on the toxic effects of one of the most common food
additives in America.

If you own "Fit Over 40", just visit the homepage and login to the member's downloads.

If you do not own "Fit Over 40", get it here --

You can also pick up Frank Mangano's e-book, "The Silent Killer Exposed", for a limited time.

Poverty And Obesity: A New Study Finds
A Remarkable Connection

While the rich and the affluent still face many of the problems that come with the "king's lifestyle", a new pattern is emerging in the United States and, predictions state, Europe.

A new study shows that the trend of ill-health and obesity is shifting rapidly to the poor and less educated portions of the country.

The reason this is important to us all, other than a concern for our nation's health as a whole, is the economic strain this will place on our already burdened health care system.

By the year 2012, if this trend increases, the middle and upper classes will be looking at massive increases in taxes to fund proposed government plans to address the problem.

This is a problem that flat-out does NOT need to exist. Everyone who can afford food at 'all' can easily eat healthy and exercise.

Part of the confusion is due to the fact that the billion dollar fitness industry has created a myth -- that expensive food supplements and organic foods are mandatory for good health.

While I believe in both, neither are mandatory.

It's the TYPE of food, and the COMBINATION of the foods that make all the difference -- that, and moderate calories, exercise, and proper mental disposition.

This is covered in detail in the best-selling e-book, "Fit Over 40", by Jon Benson and Tom Venuto, CSCS.

Get it here --

In regards to the study, Dr. Janet Collins of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had this to say --

"Populations are no longer equal in terms of experiencing health problems. Low-income populations tend to experience all the health problems we worry about at greater rates."

The five states with the highest obesity rates in the 2005 consensus include Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Louisiana and Kentucky.

These same five states have higher rates of poverty than the national norm.

Meanwhile, the five states with the lowest obesity have less poverty. They are Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Each of these states also have more college graduates and stronger education programs.

Education in health and fitness does not need to be expensive, and it certainly does not take a rocket scientist to figure it out.

However, many fitness professionals and nutrition 'gurus' lend that impression.

If you visit a gym today, especially in a larger city, you'll see a myriad of devices that, frankly, would give you a better workout if you tried to pick them up and move them out to the garbage dump.

It can be daunting and confusing for anyone! But, this doesn't have to be the case. In fact, as so many people report in "Fit Over 40", workouts can be done in your own home that will more than satisfy the needs of most people.

The same goes for nutrition. While a few people require "high-tech", expensive foods (for medical reasons usually), the vast majority of us can easily get the job done at the local grocery store.

The best way to inspire change is to create change in yourself. Start there, set the example, and the word will spread.

Anyone can be fit and healthy, and they can do it at ANY age, and at ANY income level above absolute poverty.

Yours in health,

Art B

Monday, January 21, 2008

Nononsense Muscle Building

Vince goofed!

...really quick. I just got an email from
Vince DelMonte, Men's Fitness writer, and he
he was literally infuriated about something
that happened last Monday...

You remember when I told you about Vince's
big New Years promo for his muscle building
program that included a DVD when you ordered?

As it turns out, Vince underestimated the amount
of traffic he would get during the promo and
his web server crashed for over 45 minutes which
results in A LOT of very upset people - which
might have been you - who missed the deadline
or could not get the bonuses.

Vince was very upset and embarrassed so I suggested
that he allow anybody who orders before tonight,
Monday January 21st at midnight, back onto the
list for the free *hard copy* DVD.

He also said he would also leave the sign up page for
the Bodybuilding Teleseminar series up so that you
can get those cd's and transcripts when they are
recorded in February.

NOTE: You can only get on the list for the hard
copy DVD until 11:59pm, Monday, Jan. 21th, EST.

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So if building *lean muscle* is one of your visions
for 2008, get started with No Nonsense Muscle Building
and get the book, workout plans, exercise database,
supplement files and meal plans bonuses to make your
goals a reality this year!

Art B

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

No-Nonsense Muscle Building DVD

You have 7 hours to grab your No-Nonsense Muscle Building DVD shipped right to your door.

There's a separate program for women as well, so check that out...


If you missed my previous posting, my good friend Vince DelMonte is offering you a complimentary copy of his brand new 60-minute DVD shipped right to you when you order his complete muscle building package by midnight EST TONIGHT.

To order this DVD next week (without anything else included), he said, "It won't be much but at least $50 or so..."

Time is ticking and if you don't have time to read his entire website (30 pages of success stories) then here's the entire system you'll also receive:

* 201 page e-book (literally EVERYTHING you need to know about muscle)
* 29 week Beginner-Intermediate Workout Plan
* 29 week Advanced Workout Plan
* Upside Down Training (specialized workouts)
* Five 84 Day Healthy Calorie Meal Plans
* Three 84 Day Veggie Mass Meal Plans
* Three 84 Day Cheap Mass Meal Plans
* A Virtual Trainer (exercise database)
* The Supplement Files
* 24-7 Email Coach
* MP3's of entire course
* 8 Week Promise of results

Bonus Gifts = DVD + Teleseminar Series + Member Forum

Click here for your last chance:


Art Breshears

Moms...New Year, New Body

Less than 24 hours left to get Holly Rigsby’s new Fit Yummy Mummy bonus package.

This is the ultimate baby fat burning workout guide to help you loose that mummy belly and bring back the flat tummy, while getting in and out of your workouts in less than 30 minutes, three times per week.

You have less than 24 hours to grab the incredible bonus package Holly has put together to help you get back the body you want. Whether you want to get back in those skinny jeans, be able to fit into your wedding dress again, or just want to be to have the body that all the other moms envy, Fit Yummy Mummy gives you the exact roadmap to do just that.

What good is it having a great body if you have to be a slave to the gym - instead of enjoying your family? You should be able to enjoy your new body, not wasting your life away on the treadmill every day. You need short, effective workouts that allow you to get in, get out, and get on with your life.

With Fit Yummy Mummy, you'll not only reclaim your tight body and butt, tone your arms, legs, and abs, but you'll also be able to achieve balance between exercise and your optimal lifestyle because this program, unlike most workouts, requires only three short, but intense 30 minute workouts per week.

Yours Truly,

Art Breshears

P.S. Hurry, you have less than 24 hrs to claim access to the 'Closed Door' Teleseminars, 21 day motivation emails, and audio recordings. And remember, you get everything in the Fit Yummy Mummy package (Including the exercise program, the nutrition program, and all the regular bonuses), PLUS the additional amazing limited-time bonuses mentioned above.

P.P.S. Try Fit Yummy Mummy for 8 weeks. If you aren't thrilled with the increased metabolism, increased fat loss, and enhanced energy from the Fit Yummy Mummy system, just let Holly know. Moms all over the country have already seen amazing results with Fit Yummy Mummy, and I guarantee it will work for you too!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fitness Goals

Set Your Goals And Achieve Them
By Ray Burton

2008 has begun and if you are like me, you’ve made a few goals for yourself. So what goals have you set for yourself this year? A flat stomach? A tighter butt? Maybe you want to get stronger and finally make those biceps pop. Whatever goal you have set, I’m going to give you some tips that I use to make sure that you accomplish your fitness goals this year.

First Tip To Goal Setting: Reminders

The first tip is put your goal where you can see it. When I log off the net, sitting right there on my laptop for physical goals I see:

Be able to do 5 freestanding Hand Stand Pushups.
Be able to do backflips on demand.
Be able to walk 100 feet on my hands.
Do a 360 on my snowboard.

Doing something like this for yourself is as easy as downloading a favorite picture you like and find inspiring on the net and then adding your goals over top of it. If you have Photoshop you can do it right there. If you don’t have any fancy software, you can put your goals onto your screen saver. That way, whenever you come back to your computer at work or at home after a break, there are your goals right in front of you reminding you what is really important to you this year.

Second Tip To Goal Setting: Replacing The Routines

The second thing you want to do is set up a bunch of regular and routine actions that will bring you closer to your goal if you do them on a daily basis.

For example, if getting leaner and losing some fat this year is a top priority then diet is going to be a big factor. Take a look at some of your habitual actions that you do night now that might be blocking your progress. Then replace them!

FOR EXAMPLE: If you wake up and usually have a bagel and a coffee, that’s a great place to start. Take that morning ritual and replace it with a bowl of oatmeal and a protein shake with some Essential Fatty Acids.

Something as simple as this over the course of a couple of weeks will really make a difference on the scale.

Tip Three For Goal Setting: Dare To Dream

There is something to be said about falling asleep with your goals on your mind. I use it in all areas of my life on a continuous basis. When you go to sleep, or when you have a moment with nothing else to do, daydream like when you were a kid. The kind of daydreams you had where you totally got sucked in and everything felt so real.

When I first started lifting, I saw a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger doing a side chest pose. It blew my mind. I knew that the secret to getting a well muscled chest like that was to lift heavy with proper form and give my body proper nutrition.

Every night before chest day I would think about my routine and doing one more rep than last time on the bench press. I would really get into it inside my head. So much so that my chest would twitch while I lay there falling asleep. I would dream about the workout and how I would look after all my hard work. I could see myself on the beach looking ripped and muscular and feeling confident in how I looked.

You can laugh, but that was very important to me at that time. Never be ashamed of why you want something. Just want it and go after it. Set your goals in stone.

Those little dreams by themselves didn’t help me create the body I wanted but those thoughts fed my desire to train as hard as I could and to eat correctly. I knew what I wanted and I was willing to do what it took to achieve those same feelings I would get when I was falling asleep.

In my mind, I knew how good it would feel to achieve my goals and because of my “day dreaming” I was motivated. I could see and actually FEEL what it would be like to achieve my dreams.

Tip Four On Goal Setting: Get Your Tools

Once you have your goals written down, and you are replacing old habits with better habits and dreaming of success there is one more thing you need to do. Set up your tools. Make sure you know exactly what you need to do and get the tools to help you succeed.

If you need to eat better to lose fat, one of your tools will be well thought out food shopping lists and perhaps buying a scale. If you feel like you are one of those “skinny fat” people then you will want to know how to add resistance training into your lifestyle so that you have the right “bumps” in the right places.

Perhaps this year you simply want to feel better and have more energy while losing a few pounds. Then you will want to learn proper stretching techniques and how to combine weight training with cardio into your lifestyle without getting worn out by the end of the week.

Doing a little research and finding the tools you need will allow you to know exactly what you should be doing and when you should be doing it so that you don’t get held back by confusion and indecision. This way you can apply all your energy to what’s important. Making 2008 your best year ever!


Ray Burton is the owner of BuildingBodies Personal Training in Calgary Alberta, an ISSA-certified personal trainer, crossfit Level 1, and author of the Fat To Fit Diet And Workout Program. Ray teaches you how to lose fat and increase your metabolism using the little-known secrets of the world's best athletes and military personnel. Learn how to get rid of stubborn fat and turbo-charge your energy levels by visiting, home of Fat 2 Fit and www.FasterLeanerStronger.Com, the Internet's members-only fat loss and fitness interactive community.

Monday, January 14, 2008

New Year, New Body in only 90 Minutes Per Week

Every January, if you're like most people, you're ready to shed those holiday pounds and you set a resolution to get your body back. If you'd like a guaranteed way to lose fat as quickly as possible and make those resolutions a reality, then this will be the most important e-mail you've ever read in your entire life. Here's why...

Holly Rigsby, busy mom's fat loss expert, is a busy mom herself. She knows first hand, the obstacles moms face when it comes to finding the time to get eat right and exercise. That is why she created The Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System.

The body you've desired can be yours, and in less time than you've always thought necessary.

Make this the year you finally succeed!

It is very easy to get off to a great start year after year, but oh so difficult to keep it going. Your momentum quickly fades as you realize you just don't have the time to spend 30 minutes or more on the treadmill. Or maybe you just got tired of doing the same workout week-in, week-out. You felt like you were working hard enough to see results, but the scale told a different story.

Well, all of those problems and more are solved with the Fit Yummy Mummy system.

It is a comprehensive guide that includes a 16 week fat loss program with four different formats that you can easily plug into your busy lifestyle - something not found in any of the cookie cutter fat loss programs on the market. Regardless of your fitness background or level, there is a workout designed specifically for you. The best part is that each of the Fit Yummy Mummy workout programs takes up less than 90 minutes of your week – NOT 90 - minutes a day! Plus there is no need to worry about hitting a plateau with the bonus 16-week advanced fat loss program.

"I Love doing these workouts, the short burst cardio is a life saver! I have 4 boys so I don't have a lot of time, but I can always fit in your workout and I love doing it! Thanks for all your support! By the way I LOVE the workout DVD. If you're thinking about making another one, that would be great and I would love to purchase it!" ~ Pam O'Donnell

It also includes a complete Supportive Nutrition Plan that covers every conceivable nutrition issue from how often you should eat to what you should keep in your pantry.

"I think others should know how amazing it is to be able to eat more, and lose fat! It's amazing how you can eat more, feel better and see improvements in your body!!! When people ask me my secret, I tell them that I'm eating more. :-) They are amazed! It's a fabulous plan!" ~ Susan Pearson

Fit Yummy Mummy is a Lifestyle System that literally covers all aspects of losing fat, getting fit and taking control of your body and your life - and the best part is that it is written specifically for busy moms. The program is understanding of the unique situations moms face, informative, and above all, commonsensical. No unrealistic recommendations, 2 hour workouts, or zero-carb diets. It is obvious Holly knows what she's talking about when it comes to mom's lifestyles

When you combine the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System along with these 5 limited-time bonuses Holly is only offering for the next 3 days, you are guaranteed to experience a brand new body thanks to all the inches you'll lose, the pounds you'll shed, and the energy you'll gain all in a matter of weeks! Just take a look at the bonus package she's put together to guarantee your success:

1) Online Menu Planner:

Imagine how you would look and feel if you were truly eating right, getting the right amount of calories and essential nutrients and following a meal plan specifically designed to get you results. Well the next best thing to having your own "private nutritionist" is 12 MONTHS of access to Nutrition for Results Online Menu Planning. There you will be able to create unlimited, nutritionally balanced meals using your favorite foods. This same exact program sells online for $119.40 per year. ($119.40 Value)

2) Fool Proof Nutrition Guide for the Fit Yummy Mummy and Child

Proper nutrition is not only essential for your fat loss, but also for the health and well being of your family. Cassandra Forsythe PhD (c) author of Women's Healthy – Perfect body Diet and co –author of The New Rules of Lifting for Women has put together this must-have practical nutrition guide for busy moms that spells out the essentials to help you stay on top of the nutrition you need to burn the baby fat and at the same time, keep your family healthy. Discover the absolute best foods to eat for a lean and fit mom and a healthy child, complete with lists and samples menu. ($39 value)

3) The Busy Mom's Easy Guide to Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

Would you like to have your very own personal shopper as you set out on your quest for the perfect pair of jeans! Finding the right pair of jeans is no walk in the park – with this easy guide developed by Mom's Style Expert Tammy Gibson of, you'll know the tips and to finding the perfect pair of jeans. Plus, you'll discover how to create stylish outfits using jeans to make you one hot mama. ($49 value)

4) Baby Got Butt -12 Weeks To An Amazing Butt

Angie Schumacher and Carmel Wieland of have developed a complete program specifically engineered to make sure you look great in your jeans called the "12 Weeks to an Amazing Butt" workout program. In it you'll discover the top moves that will make all the difference in your ability to tone and tighten your backside. ($39 value)

5) Fit Yummy Mummy VIP 21 Day Coaching Program

How strong is your "stick-to-it-ness"? Could you use a little accountability and motivation? As an elite member of the VIP Coaching program you have access to the top resources that will catapult your success. The VIP Coaching program gives you the jump start you need to begin burning fat and changing your body practically overnight. And that will give you the complete motivation you need to keep at it week after week. You may even reach your goals weeks in advance. The VIP 21 Day Coaching Program includes:

- 3 Weekly 'Closed Door' Teleseminars where Holly will walk you step-by-step through exactly what you must do during the most vital 3 weeks of your fat loss program

- 21 Days of Motivational e-mails crammed full of meal ideas, workout tips and success strategies guaranteed to keep you inspired, motivated and on track!

- MP3 Recordings of each call so you can refer back to them for tips and motivation at your convenience.

The VIP Coaching Program kicks off on Monday, January 21st, so once midnight strikes on Wednesday, the doors are closed.

"She is the BEST coach and expert on being healthy and looking good. This is a way that you can change your lifestyle that fits with your personal schedule BUT still manage time to take care of yourself. Seriously, if YOU do not take care of yourself, who will?" ~ Posh Mama Founder of Posh Mama Online Magazine and Social Network

If you are ready to lose the lingering baby fat and get your body back, the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System has everything you need and more!

But remember, this entire package is only available for the next 72 hours. On Wednesday, January 16th at midnight, all 5 of these fabulous bonuses will disappear from the bonus package and NEVER be offered again.

If you're ready for your resolutions to finally turn into results, the Fit Yummy Mummy system is EXACTLY what you need. And with Holly's special bonus package, you'll literally be given everything you need to be burning fat and changing your body practically overnight.

Remember, I recommend only the absolute best fitness and fat loss resources that I review, and the Fit Yummy Mummy bonus package is one of the best.

So click here to get started:  


Art Breshears

P.S. Hurry, you only have until Wednesday, Jan. 16th, at 11:59pm to claim your bonuses.

And remember, you get everything in the original Fit Yummy Mummy Package (10 bonuses including The Busy Mom's 7-Step Quick-Start Essentials Program, The Fit Yummy Mummy Guide to Fast & Easy Meals, The 6-Minute Circuits Emergency Workout Plan, plus 7 more be sure to take a look , PLUS the FIVE additional bonus mentioned above.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Importance of Breakfast

Busy Moms Burn More Fat with Breakfast!

By Holly Rigsby, CPT

Breakfast is easily the most overlooked solution than all other fat burning tips combined.

Q: Breakfast.

I always eat breakfast but often don't get to it until about an hour or sometimes two (if I'm up early) after I get up. Is this OK or do I have to eat earlier than this? (I'm busy during the week getting the kids ready and off to school). What's the maximum amount of time I can go from waking to eating brekky?

A: Hooray! You are eating the most important meal of the day!

Many Busy Moms tend to skip this meal for a variety of reasons. However, doing so will only work against your body's ability to lose fat.

Skipping breakfast will only send the message to your body that you're starving - you haven't had food in the last 6-8 hours. This leads your body to SLOW your metabolism for survival purposes. You essentially are choosing to start your day in fat storage mode.

PLUS - if you do not start your day with a supportive breakfast, it is only natural that by the time lunch rolls around - You are STARVING. The best of intentions cannot overcome the cravings that accompany this feeling. Sure, you may start off your "lunch time" snack or meal with something you consider to be quite healthy. Yet, those nagging cravings do not go away and you are compelled to eat more.

To make matters worse, skipping breakfast also leads to eating more later in the day - a big "dinner". Eating more calories during the last meal of the day, when your metabolism is naturally slower during the second half of the day and slower because breakfast was skipped leads your body to store those calories as fat.

In fact, studies show that people who skip breakfast and eat fewer times during the day tend to be heavier than people who eat a healthy breakfast and eat four or five times a day. If you skip meals, you tend to feel hungrier later on and you will eat more than you normally would.

To get the Best Benefits of Breakfast - yes, eating within an hour of waking is best. Breakfast will provide you with the energy you need to get through your day. The more energy you have, the more active you’ll be and the more active you are, the more calories you burn.

Favorite Busy Mom Breakfast: Cereal is a MUST. It’s convenient, easy to prepare, easy to eat and full of nutrients – No…”Whole Grain Lucky Charm” does not fall into this category. Choose cereals carefully based on the information on the food label.

Top Breakfast Choices have:
~ 5 grams of Fiber or more
~ 8 grams of Sugar or LESS
~ Sugar is not listed as one of the first 4-5 ingredients.

Holly Rigsby, CPT, MAT America’s #1 Fat Loss Expert for Busy Moms and the author of Holly has worked with over 300 Mom's to help them lose the stubborn baby fat, get their pre-baby body back and reclaim their yummy-ness. Don't miss her Free Report: Top 5 Busy Mom Metabolism Boosters.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Weight Plate Pizza Presses

Secret Training Tip #228 - Weight Plate Pizza Presses for Shoulders
By Nick Nilsson

If you're looking for an effective new way to train your shoulders, look no further than the Pizza Press. You won't be using a barbell, dumbell or cable for this one...all you need is a weight plate!

When you read the description and see the pictures of this one in action, you'll know exactly where I got the name for it!

Basically, you're going to be doing what looks like a standard shoulder press movement. But here's the trick...instead of holding dumbells or a barbell, you're going to be using a single weight plate.

So how do you press a weight plate? Well, you're going to use one hand to grab the plate and place it FLAT on top of your other hand so you're pressing with your palm.

Ever see a picture of a shotputter about to throw? THAT is the position the weight plate will be in - palm up, ready to shotput it across the room. As for the name of the exercise, think of the weight plate you're pressing as a pizza you don't want to drop on the floor as you're pressing it overhead.

This is a great exercise for the shoulders in that not only does it require strength, it requires balance in your hands, which also carries over to the shoulder. Pressing with your palm flat gives a whole different dimension to the shoulder press movement than gripping around a bar or dumbell handle. You'll feel the difference from "normal" press where you're wrapping your hand around a handle or bar

This Pizza Press is an excellent variation for when you have shoulder pressing on your training schedule but you don't feel up for heavy pressing with regular free weights. You can get a GREAT shoulder workout with lighter weights with this one because of the instability and balance involved.


How To Do It:

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Resistance Training

Top 3 Reasons WHY More Moms are NOT “into” Resistance Training

By Holly Rigsby, CPT

Moms have mistakenly believed that resistance training shouldn’t be the foundation of their fat loss program. Here are the three most common myths about resistance training and the “truth” about each.

1. Moms believe the answer to Fat Loss lies in CARDIO
Can't blame you, Mom! The fact that we are being bombarded with misleading ads and articles on a daily basis boasting that the best way to burn fat is to simply DO more cardio.

From a Popular Beauty Magazine:
“The formula for great abs is crunches + cardio = results. Cardio burns fat, uncovering the incredible abs you’ll have thanks to those crunches. So hop on that exercise bike, elliptical or treadmill for 30 to 45 minutes at least three times a week…”

The “cardio burns fat” myth is so rampant, that the very support groups and forums women turn to for answers are littered with faulty advice.

From a Forum: “We do 15 mins on the bike, 15 on the elliptical, 15 on the treadmill, 1000 metres on the rowing machine (we're building that up slowly because we hate it).”

Who has time for this? We are Moms, we are busy, we do not have the time, energy or patience to attempt a fat loss program that is solely based on cardio. And if you “hate” something – how much longer are you going to keep up with it – especially if you are no longer seeing results?!

Cardio is only ONE piece of the Fat Loss puzzle. When it comes to Fat Loss cardio’s role is much less important than resistance training. More is simply not better. Cardio does very little to boost your metabolism and extended sessions not only eat up your precious time with little to show for it, but also eat up your lean muscle, slowing your metabolism to a crawl.

2. Moms are scared of "Bulking Up"
Just the mention of the word muscle makes a lot of women cringe. Images of huge bodybuilder-type bodies make them run in the opposite direction. Yet amidst this protest, Moms want to look lean and toned. Well without muscle, it is impossible to attain this desirable physique.

Women simply do not have the ability to bulk up. Men, however, are able to add lots of muscle because:

One - they have the hormones to do so (we do not, well not naturally)
Two - they lift weights in an entirely different fashion
Three - they must eat a tremendous amount of food - muscle need a LOT of calories to grow and get bigger.

So Moms, unless you are taking Testosterone boosting supplements, lifting VERY heavy weights and eating an upwards of 5,000 calories a day - you will NOT bulk up.

3. Moms think Resistance Training is just TOO Complicated!

“It's so much easier.” “It is less intimidating.” “It’s less complicated.” These are the very attitudes that lead busy moms to jump on a treadmill and walk or run for 45-60 minutes. The thought of picking up some weights seems complicated and undesirable especially when there are more “mindless” options from which to choose.

Sure, if you are new to the concept of Resistance Training, an introduction to this type of workout can make you throw your hands up in frustration.....what exercise, what weight, set, super sets, repetitions, rests....Oh My!

The best way to begin a resistance training program is to use your own body as weight. No gym membership, no fancy equipment....just a small space and a few minutes of your time.

Movements such as squats, lunges and assisted push ups are great examples of effective bodyweight exercises that any Busy Mom can do. Establishing a place to begin builds confidence, boosts energy levels and in turn increases metabolism. Moms naturally want to do more!

From there it is quite simple to keep your workouts challenging by using equipment many moms already have at home; a stability ball, dumbbells and a medicine ball.

When you have an effective resistance training workout plan, that not only fits your fitness goals, but your lifestyle, your plan becomes a priority and you achieve a lean, fit body before you know it!

Now you understand not only the importance resistance training plays in your fat loss efforts, but also how easily it can be integrated into your routine. It is time to adjust your mindset and your priorities. When you put your time, energy and effort into a resistance training regimen you guarantee yourself a faster metabolism and a toned, tight, energetic body.

Holly Rigsby, CPT, MAT America’s #1 Fat Loss Expert for Busy Moms and the author of Holly has worked with over 300 Mom's to help them lose the stubborn baby fat, get their pre-baby body back and reclaim their yummy-ness. Don't miss her Free Report: Top 5 Busy Mom Metabolism Boosters.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Turbulence Training Transformation

What a Goof!

I just received an email from Men's Health expert trainer, Craig
Ballantyne, and he told me about a big goof that he made last week.

You see, Craig had a big New Year's Resolutions promo for his fat-
burning Turbulence Training program, where he was giving away 5 fat
loss bonuses to help you start off the New Year right.

Well, as it turns out, Craig's a bit of a techno-dunce, and had a
glitch in his customer service email system. As a result, he
screwed up big time and left over 750 emails go unanswered last
week. That includes emails you might have sent asking for more
information on the bonuses.

Fortunately, Craig's done the right thing and put all 5 of these
amazing bonuses back up in his Turbulence Training package for one
more day (till 11:59pm, Monday, Jan 7th). When you get started with
Turbulence Training, you'll also get:

1 - Secrets of the Transformation Experts
2 - Mastering the Fat Loss Mindset
3 - Eat-Stop-Eat: Revolutionary New Approach to Dieting
4 - The Fit Yummy Mummy Bonus Workout
5 - 20 Minute Workouts for Busy Dad's Bonus

NOTE: The bonuses are only back up until 11:59pm, Monday, Jan. 7th,
Eastern Standard Time.

And don't forget to join the Turbulence Training Transformation
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can even win 2000 buckeroo's for changing your body.

Get all of the bonuses here before 11:59pm Monday night:

And don't miss Craig's upcoming article on Thursday called, "Why
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So get started burning fat today with Turbulence Training, and get
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Here's to looking great in 2008!


Art Breshears

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Chain and Plate Curls

Secret Training Tip #226 - Chain and Plate Curls For DESTROYING Your Biceps!
By Nick Nilsson

Want bigger, stronger biceps? Barbells and dumbells not quite cutting it anymore? This VERY unique approach will set your biceps on fire! It'll keep maximum tension on your biceps from start to finish.

So who doesn't want bigger, stronger biceps? Not too many trainers I know! I've got an exercise that is going to just TRASH your biceps (in a good way, of course!) just need to put together a few simple pieces of equipment, found in most gyms, to do it.

Even though the basic execution of this exercise looks pretty much exactly like a dumbell curl, this is NOT your typical dumbell curl - you're going to MAKE yourself a whole new piece of equipment with which to train those biceps! And this new piece of equipment is going to put MUCH more tension on your biceps from START to FINISH than standard dumbell curls.

All you need for this exercise is a short length of chain (about 1 to 2 feet long), a clip and a single cable handle.

How To Set Up And Perform The Exercise:
First, get yourself a weight plate - if you can curl more than 30 lb dumbells, use a 25 lb plate. If not, use a 10 lb plate to start. You can always add more weight to the setup later - the first step is just to know how to set up and perform the exercise.

First, run the chain through the center hold in the weight plate with a clip attached to one end. Once you've run the chain through, open up the clip and connect the other end of the chain on to make a complete loop.

Now attach the single handle onto the clip.

You've now got a weight plate hanging from a single cable handle! THAT is your new piece of training equipment.

Grasp the cable handle and stand up. Hold the cable handle with your palm facing forward. Curl the handle up to the top position, just like you were doing a dumbell or cable curl.

When you come to the top, you'll find out why this setup is so effective...instead of losing tension at the top, as can happen at the top of a dumbell or barbell curl, because the resistance is hanging from the chain, you KEEP strong tension on the biceps at the top!

This makes for a VERY tough exercise with great tension on the biceps through the whole range of motion.

And to make this exercise even MORE effective, when you're coming up to the top of the curl, let your wrist bend back and down. This will move the resistance a bit further away from your arm and increase the tension on the biceps.

On the way down, keep your palm facing forward. This will keep better tension on the biceps on the way down.

On a side note, the weight plate should be perpendicular to your body as you do the exercise (i.e. if someone was standing in front of you, they could see the entire front face of the weight plate).

If you have a second short length of chain, you can also make a second chain-and-plate combo and do this exercise both arms at the same time (or alternating), just like dumbell curls.
If you're not getting the results you want with standard barbell or dumbell curls, give this "chain and plate" curl a try. The change in tension will make a BIG difference in your results!
Nick Nilsson is Vice-President of the online personal training company BetterU, Inc. He has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been inventing new training techniques for more than 16 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding eBooks including "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss," "Muscle Explosion! 28 Days to Maximum Mass," "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of," "Gluteus to the Maximus - Build a Bigger Butt NOW!" and "The Best Abdominal Exercises You've Never Heard Of" all available at He can be contacted at

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Year's Resolution - Weight Loss

Is your New Year's Resolution to Lose Weight?

As you contemplate your plans to lose weight and get in shape for the New Year, before you add another diet to your resume and spend your valuable time, energy and money on the latest diet, Holly Rigsby, author of Fit Yummy Mummy advises you to think twice about your decision.

The only thing growing faster than the $65 billion diet industry is the American waistline. If your Resolution for the New Year is to GO on a Diet, the only place I guarantee you will up in weight.

It's a Fact - Diets will only make you fatter.

When it comes to the latest in Diet fads, we are quite gullible and easily tempted by a Diet's empty promised. Reason being....the diet industry KNOWS we are in search of the "quick fix" and will only play with our emotions - our desperation for the quickest way to relieve looking and feeling fat.

Diets are nothing more than Temporary Solutions with many lingering, negative side effects.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why you should NOT "go" on a Diet

1. Diets do NOT work. Diets have a 99% Failure Rate. Have you noticed a pattern yet? Lose weight....quickly regain it? Over time, studies show if you diet you are more likely to be overweight than people who eat normally and make small gradual changes to their lifestyle. No, the Law of Averages does not apply to this faulty system.

2. Dieting can be Dangerous. Any time you severely restrict the amount or types of foods you eat you put your health and life at risk. Dieting has been related to injuries and sudden deaths from electrolyte imbalance, malnutrition, and heart arrhythmia's. Weight cycling, or yo-yo-ing weight, is associated with higher death rates - especially if some type of pills are being used. At no point should you ever place weight loss above your health.

3. Dieting Destroys your Metabolism. Diets will cause your weight to quickly cycle up and down. Sure, you may lose weight quickly because you are simply not eating enough. In the initial stages, the first seven to nine pounds lost are water, presenting a real danger of dehydration and mineral deficiencies. Even more terrifying ins the break down of lean muscle due to inefficient nutrients and calories. If you are losing more than 3-4 pounds a week, you can be sure this is what is happening - very little fat is lost this state.

Now, any muscle loss will cause your metabolism slow to a crawl. The cumulative effect takes place for you cannot survive very long on very low calories (1200 or less) and you will eventually eat more - on top of a slower metabolism. All those excess calories will be stored as fat - causing rapid weight gain.

4. Dieting is Exhausting. Diets are just reduced calorie Fads disguised by a clever gimmick. "Lose weight while you sleep" "Eat all you want and still lose weight"

Not eating enough or cutting out certain food groups means your body may not be getting the energy it needs, or may lack certain nutrients. You will feel exhausted, light headed and experience some not-so-fun mood swings.

5. Dieting is Disruptive. Dieting negatively affects your normal eating patterns. Diets can lead to binge eating, overeating and chaotic eating. When you diet, it is common to override your internal signals telling you to eat. You end up trying to use willpower or resist hunger signals and may even go as far as taking appetite suppressants. This results in being unable to know when
you really are hungry or wore....when you're full.

6. Dieting can lead to eating disorders. Experts state that the high rates of eating disorders in the U.S. are due in part to people dieting, losing weight, rebounding, and becoming chronic

7. Dieting Causes Food Obsessions. If you spend a large amount of time and energy depriving yourself of food or certain types of food - you will spend more time thinking about food and become obsessed attempts to control your weight by what you choose to eat or not eat. How long do you want to live like this?

8. Dieting Diminishes Women. There is way too much attention focused on our appearance and an arbitrary number on the scale. In the midst of this focus - we end up avoiding what really matters to us - our dreams and ambitions. Even worse, it erodes our confidence and self-respect.

9. Dieting Intensifies Negativity. If you diet, you are more judgmental and critical of yourself and others. Once again, wasted time and energy.

10. Diets Put Your Life on Hold. Does this sound familiar...."I'll be happy when I weigh ______" Guess what, the issues in your life are not related to your weight. Take responsibility and take back control of your life. Decide to be happy now and do what it takes to live a lifestyle that reflects your priorities.

So this New Year resolve to NOT go on a Diet - Set Yourself Free from this miserable, guaranteed to fail weight loss cycle. Do NOT let the diet industry make money by taking advantage of you. It is time to stand up for yourself and take control.

Rest assure that your complete, permanent fat loss solution is found in the Fit Yummy Mummy Lifestyle System  no more guessing what or when you need to eat - no more long hours or boring cardio or complicated workouts - just simple, to the point nutrition and short burst exercise plans that take you step by step to help you effectively burn the baby fat and get your body back. Reclaim your Body and Sign Up Today!

"I wish that I would have found Holly Rigsby's Fit Yummy Mummy Program years ago as it would have saved me over 10k a year on my Personal Trainer! Holly has a clear understanding of how to get strong yet lean and gives you step by step advise. I highly recommend the Fit Yummy Mummy Program to everyone as I have implemented her workouts into my routine and have seen great results." ~ Posh Mama Founder of Posh Mama Online Magazine and Social Network

"I could not ever imagine trying another "diet" to lose weight. I now have a permanent solution, instead of a temporary one. Overall Fit Yummy Mummy will create a new "you". Thank you Holly for your time and dedicated support to creating a new "me". ~ Bridget McKinley

Holly Rigsby, CPT, MAT America's #1 Fat Loss Expert for Busy Moms and the author of FitYummyMummy. She has helped hundreds of Moms lose the stubborn baby fat and get their pre-baby body back. Don't miss her Free Report: Top 5 Busy Mom Metabolism Boosters.