Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Did You Miss This

I wrote yesterday to tell you about the incredible workout videos Holly Rigsby is giving away as a bonus to celebrate the upcoming release of her brand new Fit
Yummy Mummy DVD Packages!

This is super exciting and I wanted to make sure that you were able to catch all the details.

So just in case you missed it or would like to share it with a friend, here it is again....

OH...

Don't forget!

If you any questions about these Bonus workouts, Holly will be available LIVE TONIGHT - Wednesday, Sept. 30th starting at 6:00 pm EST to help you out!

Don't miss this special coaching opportunity!

http://www.healthybiz2000.com/fitmummy.htm

Here's the information I sent yesterday (or more correctly, I thought I did)

Moms: An early Halloween treat for you If you’ve always wanted to regain your pre-baby body, but you’ve been too busy or were confused about exactly how to lose those unwanted pounds, I have some great news…

My friend and America’s #1 Mom’s Fitness Expert Holly Rigsby is giving away a follow along workout video showing you exactly what you need to know to lose your belly fat and get your pre-baby body back.

In this video Holly shares a fat blasting 10 minutes workout with her favorite metabolism boosting moves.

So why is Holly giving this incredible workout video away?

She’s a mom just like you and now that school is back in session she wants to make sure that you have the tools you need to get your fat loss efforts back on track.

So, head on over to:

http://www.healthybiz2000.com/fitmummy.htm

To grab this awesome workout video.

All the best,

Arthur M.

P.S. The video will only be available for a couple of days so don’t wait.

http://www.healthybiz2000.com/fitmummy.htm

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fueling your body

Thank you for subscribing to Fitness and Nutrition Center’s series on Sports Nutrition. In this series you'll learn:

1. Part 1 - What sports nutrition is
2.
Part 2 - Hydrations key
3. Part 3 - Fueling your body
4. Part 4 - Carbohydrates rule
5. Part 5 - The need for protein

Let's go ahead & get started today with "Fueling your body".

Part 3 - Fueling your body
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Food.  Your body needs this simple tool to help it to do virtually every single thing that it has to do.  From breathing to walking to playing your game, your body depends on food to fuel it. 

While water is essential to life, food is essential to performance.  Without the right amounts, types and timing for the food you eat, your body will not be able to reach its highest level of performance no matter what you plan to do.

There is no workout that will work for your body more so than the fuel that you give it.  It has a direct relation to your performance and therefore is one of the building blocks in successful sports nutrition.

The Balanced Win

As an athlete, your specific needs are your own, but there is no doubt that if you want to win at physical activity, you need your body to have a balanced diet.  You probably have heard this many number of times, but it is the same as day one. 

You need to consume a balanced diet of foods to be successful.

The combination of foods will provide your body with all the essential building blocks that it needs.  This includes vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.  Each of these elements plays their own role, one that is crucial to your success.

Think of food as a team effort.   You know that you are only as good as your team is, right?  When you do not provide all of the right nutrients to your body, to limit them, they can not perform as a team and then the overall whole suffers.

How many times does the star athlete go down in a game and the team crumbles around them?  Or, how many times does someone that is a smaller asset and the star can not longer hold the team up?  The same is true for food.

The body needs each one of these pieces for the whole to work.  The goal that you have is to learn what it needs and how it needs them to get the whole working well.

Over the course of the next chapters, you will better learn what each element plays in the whole race.  But, for now, we want to take you back to grade school where you learned what your body needs to sustain a good overall healthy lifestyle. 

Lucky for you, this same information will apply to your own health in sports nutrition now.

Next time we'll be discussing a little about "Carbohydrates rule".

For more information about this part of What sports nutrition is, please refer to our definitive guide to sports nutrition by signing up for our email updates (see top right of sidebar on my blog). Once you've done that email me (webmaster[at]healthybiz2000.com) and I will immediately send you the guide in PDF format (if you prefer MS Word let me know).

Monday, September 28, 2009

Part 2 - Hydrations Key

Thank you for subscribing to Fitness and Nutrition Center’s series on Sports Nutrition. In this series you'll learn:

1. Part 1 - What sports nutrition is
2. Part 2 - Hydrations key
3. Part 3 - Fueling your body
4. Part 4 - Carbohydrates rule
5. Part 5 - The need for protein

Let's go ahead & get started today with "Hydrations key".

Part 2 - Hydrations key
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Keeping your body hydrated is a very essential part of the process of sports nutrition.  Your body needs fuel in the form of fluids.  It is a very essential part of your well being and life in general.

If you do not have enough water in your body at any given time, your body will ultimately suffer.  It is a fact of life that can not be denied. 

As an athlete, not providing yourself with the necessary amount of water, or limiting it, can cause you to have numerous problems including the risk of serious health complications. 

On top of that, your game will suffer without the right amount of water.

Why Water Matters

Without taking you too far back to science class, think about the serious job that water has in your life and in your body. 

It has to be there to move the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients through your body.  It keeps blood moving which carries the fuel that your cells need for energy. 

Additionally, water helps to move out the waste products from your cells.  This allows them to keep your cells at an optimal level.

Finally, your body uses fluids to keep the body at the right temperature, there by protecting your health overall. 

Can you live without water?  No.  When it comes to sports nutrition, it is nothing short of essential.  How water helps in sports nutrition is important for you to know and to practice.

When your body burns energy, it produces heat.  That heat races through your body. 

If you think of your body as a car, if the engine gets too hot, it can not perform as it should.  Therefore, you will find a way to keep your engine cool, water is a necessity. 

Additionally, your body needs to have these fluids to allow you to carry all the nutrients throughout your body.  Since you are working on developing muscles, enhancing your physical characteristics, you realize that your body needs those nutrients to get where they need to go. 

For that, they need water to push them through. 

Water helps your body to grow, but also helps you to repair cells as you work hard at achieving your goals. 

The Importance:

If you lose 2% of your body’s fluid, your overall performance will considerably drop.

If you lose 5% of your body’s fluid, you can find yourself facing heat exhaustion, which is not good.  Now, you are barely moving.

If you lose 10% of your body’s fluid, you are at risk for heat stroke and even death through dehydration.  In other words, game over.

Next time we'll be discussing a little about "Fueling your body".

For more information about this part of What sports nutrition is, please refer to our definitive guide to sports nutrition by signing up for our email updates (see top right of sidebar on my blog). Once you've done that email me (webmaster[at]healthybiz2000.com) and I will immediately send you the guide in PDF format (if you prefer MS Word let me know).

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Standing Nilsson Curls - A Useful Adaptation

This version is excellent for when you're either not strong enough to do the "free hanging" version where you're using your entire bodyweight for resistance or if you're just too fatigued from previous training to do enough reps to really get much out of it.

It's basically the exact same exercise only instead of setting the two bars up high, you set them a bit lower so you can keep your feet on the ground and spot yourself by standing up when you need help!

When it comes to hitting the biceps (even with your feet down), the difference between this exercise and a regular chin-up is just AMAZING. You'll feel almost ALL the tension go right into the biceps.

So here's what the standing version looks like. You can do this in rack, using the set up I have here or you can use the safety rails in the rack, same as I mentioned above - just set the two rails into one side so they look like ladder rungs - it'll give you the same effect.

With this version, I have a bar setting in the racking pins and a bar sitting on top of the rails. I have the weight on the top bar to help keep it from moving. You want about a foot spacing in between the two bars.

You'll be gripping the top bar and bracing your forearms on the bottom bar.

So stand in front of the bar and get a grip - a little inside shoulder width - underhand grip.

Set your feet a little forward then squat down.

Now pull yourself up, as though you were doing a chin-up. Use your legs only as much as you need to for help. The majority should be bicep pull.

Pull all the way to the top and squeeze your biceps HARD.

Lower and repeat. Remember, use help from your legs only as much as you need to.

You can also use this setup to do negative reps, standing up on the positive and taking your feet off the ground to use your full bodyweight on the negative.

Your biceps will be on fire after a few sets of this one - a bodyweight bicep exercise!

If you can’t see the video below then click this link to the view the video online:

http://bit.ly/34DChd


About the Author:

Nick Nilsson, also known as the "Mad Scientist of Exercise," has been training and innovating unique and powerful new exercises and training techniques for more than 18 years. He's published 8 books on weight training, including his most recent - "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of"

Visit his site now to learn more about how this book can take your arm development to a whole new level AND get your FREE sample ebook packed with 7 MORE extraordinary arm exercises!

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Here's how you go about getting the most from sports nutrition

Thank you for subscribing to Fitness and Nutrition Center’s series on Sports Nutrition. In this series you'll learn:

1. Part 1 - What sports nutrition is
2. Part 2 - Hydrations key
3. Part 3 - Fueling your body
4. Part 4 - Carbohydrates rule
5. Part 5 - The need for protein

Let's go ahead & get started today with "What sports nutrition is "What sports nutrition is".

Part 1 - What sports nutrition is
============================
Keeping your body hydrated is a very essential part of the process of sports nutrition.  Your body needs fuel in the form of fluids.  It is a very essential part of your well being and life in general.

If you do not have enough water in your body at any given time, your body will ultimately suffer.  It is a fact of life that can not be denied. 

As an athlete, not providing yourself with the necessary amount of water, or limiting it, can cause you to have numerous problems including the risk of serious health complications. 

On top of that, your game will suffer without the right amount of water.

Why Water Matters

Without taking you too far back to science class, think about the serious job that water has in your life and in your body. 

It has to be there to move the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients through your body.  It keeps blood moving which carries the fuel that your cells need for energy. 

Additionally, water helps to move out the waste products from your cells.  This allows them to keep your cells at an optimal level.

Finally, your body uses fluids to keep the body at the right temperature, there by protecting your health overall. 

Can you live without water?  No.  When it comes to sports nutrition, it is nothing short of essential.  How water helps in sports nutrition is important for you to know and to practice.

When your body burns energy, it produces heat.  That heat races through your body. 

If you think of your body as a car, if the engine gets too hot, it can not perform as it should.  Therefore, you will find a way to keep your engine cool, water is a necessity. 

Additionally, your body needs to have these fluids to allow you to carry all the nutrients throughout your body.  Since you are working on developing muscles, enhancing your physical characteristics, you realize that your body needs those nutrients to get where they need to go. 

For that, they need water to push them through. 

Water helps your body to grow, but also helps you to repair cells as you work hard at achieving your goals. 

The Importance:

If you lose 2% of your body’s fluid, your overall performance will considerably drop.

If you lose 5% of your body’s fluid, you can find yourself facing heat exhaustion, which is not good.  Now, you are barely moving.

If you lose 10% of your body’s fluid, you are at risk for heat stroke and even death through dehydration.  In other words, game over.

Next time we'll be discussing a little about "Hydrations key".

For more information about this part of What sports nutrition is, please refer to our definitive guide to sports nutrition by signing up for our email updates (see top right of sidebar on my blog). Once you've done that email me (webmaster[at]healthybiz2000.com) and I will immediately send you the guide in PDF format (if you prefer MS Word let me know).

A Bodyweight Exercise For MONSTER Triceps

On-Barbell Tricep Extension-Presses...A Bodyweight Exercise For MONSTER Triceps

By Nick Nilsson

This exercise is an excerpt from Nick's new book "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of"...68 unique exercises for the biceps, triceps and forearms. If you're looking to break through a plateau, get some training variety or just have some fun in your training again definitely check this book out!

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

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Okay, you got me...I had no idea what to call this one. That's a common problem with me because I come up with some pretty wild combinations of other exercises - sometimes the naming is harder than the exercise itself!

Not this one, though. It's a combination of close grip push-up, a tricep extension and almost a horizontal pike handstand push-up/Arnold press. Try and mash THAT into a coherent name.

Anyway, for this one you'll need a barbell and a bench (or chair or whatever) and something to brace the barbell on. I'm using a rack to push the bar up against and that was the easiest but it can be anything solid. A wall won't really work because your body has to go forward over the bar a little ways.

So set a couple of plates on the bar to get it up off the ground a bit then push it up against the solid object. Set a bench a few feet back from the bar (it can be parallel or lengthwise - doesn't really matter as long as it won't slide out from under you).

Set your hands on the bar about shoulder-width apart then set your feet on the bench.

Get yourself into a pike position with your arms fully straight and locked out - this is the start position. This pike position is what makes it different than a standard close-grip push-up - you'll see why in a second.

Now lower yourself down and forward, bending your arms and straightening out your body as you do so.

Bring your body all the way down until your stomach is touching the bar. This is the bottom position.

Now here comes the critical part - you're NOT just going to do a close-grip push-up here.

You're going to push yourself UP and BACK into the pike position where you started...

When you're at the top, be sure to push yourself all the way up and fully lock out your arms. Push your butt as high in the air as you can. This kicks in the long head of the triceps, bringing in the shoulder extension function of the triceps.

It's hard to really get an idea for how this goes in the still pics here but when you see it done in the video, you'll see exactly why it's so effective for the triceps.

You're not only doing a close-grip press but also using your triceps to push your body back up to the pike position. It's a great multiple-angle, bodyweight hit to the tri's.

And let me tell you, even if you're strong, this'll have your triceps toasted in just a few sets.

Now have a look at the video to really see it in action...

http://bit.ly/11bpo4


About the Author:

Nick Nilsson, also known as the "Mad Scientist of Exercise," has been training and innovating unique and powerful new exercises and training techniques for more than 18 years. He's published 8 books on weight training, including his most recent - "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of"

Visit his site now to learn more about how this book can take your arm development to a whole new level AND get your FREE sample ebook packed with 7 MORE extraordinary arm exercises!

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

Friday, September 25, 2009

If you liked the arm exercises, READ THIS

Just a quick reminder that TODAY is the last day you'll be able to grab Nick Nilsson's new book "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of" for the reduced launch price.

==> http://bit.ly/3P52pd

At midnight tonight, the price goes up from $29.95 to $49.95.

Here's the other thing...

Nick is also pulling down the complimentary 30 day "all access pass" to his Powerful Training Secrets site as well (the thing has more than FIVE HUNDRED pages of exercises, training techniques and programs).

Until tomorrow at midnight, you'll be able to snap up his offer of unrestricted access to this INSANE amount of training information for a full MONTH when you get his new book.

And one MORE thing...

He's also taking down the 3 great package deals that he's currently offering with his book

- The Best Arm Exercises + Muscle Explosion
- The Best Arm Exercises + The Best Ab Exercises + The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of
- The TOTAL Package - all 8 of Nick's training ebooks

But it's all going away TONIGHT.

So if you're sitting on the fence...please get off it :)

==> http://bit.ly/3P52pd

Arthur M.
P.S. If you’d like a FREE sample of these exercises click the link below:

Sample Exercises of "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of!"

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New exercises = bigger, better arms

So Tuesday, I told you about Nick Nilsson's new book "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of". Well, the response has just been HUGE.

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Got no patience? Click here to check it out now:
http://bit.ly/3P52pd

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And Nick told me the most frequent comment he's been getting about these exercises...

"How do you come up with this sh--?" (expletive deleted :)

Here's his response:

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"Well, to me, it's all about results. I don't create exercises just for the sake of creating exercises. They've gotta have a purpose and they've gotta get RESULTS.

I mean, I take equipment and look at it in completely different ways. Where one person sees a bench press machine, I see a shoulder press, a leg press, a calf raise machine, curl machine, row machine...sometimes, I'll challenge myself to work every single bodypart while limiting myself to just that one piece of equipment.

And then there are times when I just say what the 'heck' and go all mad scientist.

For example, one of the most bizarro exercises I've got in the book is one I call the Bodyweight Preacher Curl. I'll give you the breakdown on how I came up with this one.

You see, when you do a bodyweight exercise, you actually activate MORE muscle fibers than when doing regular free weight and especially machine exercises. You have to stabilize your body and activate the muscles in a very natural manner. It just makes the exercise more effective.

So one day I thought to myself...the Preacher Curl is a great bicep exercise...let's see if I can figure out a way to brace my FOREARMS on the pad and curl my BODYWEIGHT up instead of the normal way of doing it, with upper arms on the pad and curling a bar.

With a little messing around, I came up with the solution (apparently I have an intensely curious and determined mind when it comes solving problems that most people don't even know they have :).

You bring the Preacher bench into the power rack and turn it 90 degrees so it's facing one side. You move that side rail down so it's just a few inches above the top edge of the Preacher pad. Next, you set a flat bench outside the rack on the other side.

Set your forearms on the Preacher pad and grip onto the safety rail at the top of the pad. Now set your toes on the bench - your body will be straight but your knees will be bent...you will be pretty much almost kneeling on the ground.

Now curl yourself up, using your feet on the bench to provide assistance and balance - you can use your legs to provide as much assistance as you need, which means you can spot yourself easily.

So as you curl your body up, you'll notice one small thing...

YOUR BICEPS ARE ON FREAKING FIRE...

And that's just the first rep...just wait until you finish your first set!"

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Man, when I got the visual on THAT exercise, it blew my mind. And that's just ONE exercise out of the 68 in the book.

If you want to build ARMS and the regular exercises just aren't getting the job done, you have GOT to check this book out:

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

Sincerely,

Arthur M.

P.S. Remember, this book is on sale for the introductory price of just $29.95. It's going up to $49.95 on Friday at midnight so if you're interested, don't wait!

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nilsson Curls - The Best Bicep Exercise EVER...

By Nick Nilsson

This exercise is an excerpt from Nick's new book "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of"...68 unique exercises for the biceps, triceps and forearms. If you're looking to break through a plateau, get some training variety or just have some fun in your training again definitely check this book out!

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

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If you want to TRULY maximize your bicep mass, you're going to LOVE this exercise. It's one of my very favorite for building bi's.

The reason I named it after myself is that it basically summarizes what I'm all about - doing everything completely "backwards" and getting MUCH better results!

That, plus I thought it would cool to have at least ONE exercise name after myself when this one really catches on :)

The Nilsson Curl looks almost exactly like a chin-up.

In fact, another name I've called this exercise is the "Forearm-Braced Chin-Up". Because what you'll be doing IS a chin-up...but you'll be doing that chin-up with your forearms braced against another bar so that the VAST majority of the tension goes to your biceps instead of your back.

Just so you know up front, you'll need to be able to do probably 6 to 10 or so regular chins before you can really use this exercise. If you can't yet do that many chins, don't worry! I'm also including a "standing" version below that allows you to set your feet on the ground and spot yourself throughout the movement.

I mean think about it - imagine the kind of growth response you'll get from an exercise that puts the full tension of almost your entire bodyweight directly onto your biceps...

That's the beauty of this exercise - it's a bodyweight exercise, which means increased muscle fiber activation AND you use your entire bodyweight to do it.


How To Do It:

To do this exercise, you'll need a rack or a chin-up bar that allows you to set another close underneath it. Alternatively, you can also use the metal ladder of playground apparatus (that works quite well, too).

Set the racking pins (where you would normally rack the bar on a squat, for instance) to the highest point you can on the rack.

Now move the safety rails to a point that is about 8 to 12 inches below that (you can play with this height when you try the exercise to get the best dimensions for you).

Set a bar on the top racking pins and set another bar on the safety rails, pushed up against the uprights. It's going to look like two rungs of a ladder.

In my own setup, I load the top bar with weight plates to keep it from moving. You may find you need to do this with yours, too.

Quick note on setup...if you have a power rack that has pins that you can slide in and out of the frame (I don't - mine are integrated right into the rack) you can also more easily get this set up by setting one safety rail in the top set of holes then the other safety rail in a set of holes below (making your own ladder, essentially). That's the easiest way to set this up and how I used to do it when I had access to a rack that I could do it with.

Now get in the rack and take a close, underhand grip on the top bar. Your forearms should be braced up against the bottom bar, just above your elbows. Your arms should be straight when you're at the bottom.

Now start doing a chin-up. As you pull yourself up, your forearms will press against the bottom bar. THIS is what changes it into a biceps-oriented movement.

Pull yourself all the way up until your nose is at the top bar then lower slowly.

That's the exercise! And it's a TOUGH one...I don't care how strong your biceps are. It's going to challenge and you will LOVE the way it feels.

When I used to train at a commercial gym, I showed this one to a guy who was built like a gymnast...HUGE biceps, not very big legs. He did 5 reps, his arms swelled up like balloons and he couldn't wipe the grin off his face.

So as you get stronger with it, you can also add weight by holding a dumbell between your feet or wearing a dip belt. But that's VERY advanced. This exercise is just BRUTAL even with just your bodyweight.

Do it FIRST in your bicep routine (trust me). You won't need to do a whole lot of anything else for bi's when you do 3 or 4 sets of this one...

If you can’t see the video below then click this link to the view the video online:

http://bit.ly/4e81R

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

You've gotta see these crazy arm exercises

If you're in a training rut...gains coming to a screeching halt...or maybe you're just plain bored with your training right now.

Well, I've got some EXCELLENT news for you!

And if you like insane, new exercises that will not only give your muscles a shock but ELECTRIFY your motivation again...I've got even BETTER news for you...

Nick Nilsson (a.k.a. the "Mad Scientist" of exercise) has just come out with a new book called "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of."

I think the name says it all :)

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Got no patience? Click here to check it out now:
http://bit.ly/3P52pd

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And let me tell you, there is some VERY cool stuff in this book.

He's packed in 68 amazing exercises for the biceps, triceps and forearms. If you've seen even a fraction of these before, you're living on a different planet.

I mean, check some of these out:

NILSSON CURLS

A bodyweight exercise for your biceps that LOOKS like a chin-up but uses a special "bracing" technique to put almost ALL your bodyweight directly onto your BICEPS. Imagine the growth you'll get with THAT much resistance going directly onto your bi's!

REVERSE PEC DECK LOCKOUTS

A breakthrough in tricep contractions, this exercise targets the most anatomically-possible contracted position of the muscle with extremely heavy weights. Get ready for it because I guarantee you've never felt a tricep contraction this hard in your entire life.

ONE ARM BARBELL CURLS

Doing the Barbell Curl with only one arm tests your strength, balance, coordination and determination. It can be extremely difficult to do but the results are totally worth it. Not only does it increase muscle activation in the biceps, it gives your grip a tremendous workout as well!

SPIDERMAN RACK PUSH-UPS

Setup time is an sometimes an issue when you're training. This great tricep exercise is a mash-up between close-grip push-ups and bodyweight tricep extensions. The key is how you do them in a rack to basically spring-load the tension onto your tri's. Very quick to do but brutal!

LEANING WRIST CURLS

This unique version of the wrist curl adds a new dimension of tension...instead of just doing a plain old wrist curl, you'll also be supporting your bodyweight on your forearms to increase the tension. This position also gives you natural "occlusion training" (which is basically limiting the blood flow out of a muscle while training in order to increase hormonal growth factors in the area). If you're ever had trouble building forearms, this exercise might just hold the key for you...

So here's the deal...

Right now, Nick's just released this book and is only charging $29.95 for the full 68-exercise book. This is just DIRT CHEAP for the sheer volume of innovative exercises you'll find in it. Exercise descriptions, pictures, even an entire VIDEO LIBARY that you'll have full access to so you know exactly how to perform every exercise.

If you've got access to free weight and bodyweight and a few basic pieces of equipment, you'll be able to use the VAST majority of these exercises.

But here's the thing...he's only keeping it at this price until Friday, Sept. 25th at midnight. Then he's kicking it up to the regular price of $49.95. So if you want to get these exercises for cheap, you've gotta act fast.

Here's the cool thing...Nick has posted FIVE exercises taken directly from the book right on his site for you read to and try out RIGHT NOW. No need to sign up for anything - just go the site and learn 'em.

I think he thinks once you've tried these samples, you'll be hooked...

Me? I think he's right...

Go check it out here:

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

Sincerely,

Arthur M.

P.S. When you get to the site and poke around the sample exercises, you'll notice he's got a sign-up box where you can actually get three ADDITIONAL exercises. Definitely sign up for this - he told me he's also going to be sending out even MORE sample exercises to the people who do.

http://bit.ly/3P52pd

Monday, September 21, 2009

'Biggest Loser' controversy

Fat Loss expert Tom Venuto just released a controversial article about the very popular "Biggest Loser" television show...

It's called "The Biggest Loser Pros And Cons: An In-Depth Review of Television's Most Popular Reality Show"

This article even prompted Pete Thomas, a biggest loser season 2 winner, to responded to Tom's critique of the show!! 

I got Tom's permission to share it with you and I highly recommend checking it out: 

==>  http://bit.ly/3nkg55

Here's the intro paragraph from Tom's article: 

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'The Biggest Loser -- a reality show which is
essentially a race to see who can lose weight
the fastest - is one of the most popular reality
shows in Television history.

I've known about The Biggest Loser since it debuted
in 2005 because people ask me all the time what I
think of the program and of course, "How do they
lose so much weight?"
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In the article Tom reveals: 

-> The 5 Pros about the Biggest Loser...

-> The 10 Cons about the show! 

-> A video on 'Weigh In Distortion' (must see!)

-> The ramifications of the Biggest Loser show on fast weight loss and what it means to you...

-> Tom's take on Jillian Michaels as a coach...

-> Why 'Normal' weight loss is not encouraged on the show...

Come read it for free here: 

==>  http://bit.ly/3nkg55

I hope that you enjoy the article!

To your success,

-- Arthur

P.S. - If you like Tom's article I strongly encourage you to share it with your family, friends, and coworkers...

Just forward it along and spread the good word... 

==>  http://bit.ly/3nkg55

Thursday, September 17, 2009

How To Overcome Emotional Eating

Fitness author Jon Benson sent this out and I thought it was both hilarious and powerful.

Ready?

"A study in Psychosomatic Medicine has confirmed that people tend to consume food in order to self-medicate their feelings of stress or anxiety. They call it "emotional eating."

I know... it's a real shocker. ; )

But this isn't meant to be cute or light about this diet-wrecker.

This is the number one reason diet- plans fail... I've seen it way too many times.

In case you missed it, here's Jon's short story about overcoming emotional eating and getting in touch with a better way to make food work for you... not against you...

http://bit.ly/13UJ6n

More in a few days,

Arthur M.

P.S.  Jon is continuing his fund-raising efforts for St. Jude Children's Hospital. One week was not long enough.

Ten percent of all book proceeds will go to St. Jude.

Thanks to all of you who have participated!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Braced Leg Squats

Secret Training Tip #155 - Braced Leg Squats...A Compound Exercise
For Quads That FEELS Like An Isolation Exercise...

By Nick Nilsson

This is a unique exercise that will give your quads a burn like nothing else. If you have trouble with quadricep development, THIS is an exercise you need to try.

When it comes to working the quads, there's nothing better than the squat. But if your goal is ONLY working the quads and not much else in the lower body, you might turn to leg extensions.

But here's the problem - leg extensions can be trouble for your knees, especially if you already have bad knees or if you use a ballistic movement on the exercise (or too much range of motion!). Clearly, the leg extension can really work the quads hard but sometimes the potential knee issues aren't a good tradeoff.

So what do we do to work ONLY the quads then? The Braced Leg Squat.

This exercise locks the lower legs into place during the squat movement. What this does is send the VAST majority of the tension of the exercise directly into the quads. It's almost like doing an inverse leg extension where instead of the thighs being locked down and the lower legs moving, the lower legs are locked down and the thighs are moving.

If you're familiar with Tom Venuto's bodybuilding blog, he posted a version of this exercise using a specific piece of equipment that braced your lower legs. Click here to check that out.

This exercise, while using the exact same concept of locking down the lower legs, is done using only a bar and a power rack (and a barbell pad, if you've got one), which makes it a lot more accessible.

It's a great exercise and REALLY tough on the quads - if you like a good quad burn, this one will leave you on the floor.


How To Do It:

The first thing you need to do is set up the bar in the rack. Set the safety rails of the rack near the bottom, probably about 18 inches off the floor. You'll have to experiment with heights to get the right spot for you.

I like to use a barbell pad on the bar for cushioning. A towel wrapped around the bar will work, if you don't have a pad available. Set that right in the center of the bar. Set the bar on the rails and brace it right up against the uprights of the rack. I'll explain the exercise without weight first but you can do it holding onto dumbells as well.

It's CRITICAL that you have on shoes that grip well onto the floor for this exercise. Your feet aren't going to be braced on anything - only friction and muscle power is going to be holding them in position.

Step into the rack and set your feet right in front of the bar. Your upper calves (just below the knees) should be braced up against the barbell. Your heels should be pretty much right underneath the bar. Basically, your shins should NOT be vertical but at a bit of a forward leaning angle. This slight angle will help to lock your lower legs into the movement because instead of your feet being able to slide forward, the slight angle means they have to dig into the floor before they can slide forward - even that slight angle helps a lot.

Hold your arms either straight out in front of you or crossed across your chest - whichever you prefer.

Now sit down! Keep your torso vertical and drop back like you were doing a squat. Because your lower legs are locked into position, your knees will be the pivot point. It may sound like it could hurt the knees but in my experience there is a LOT LESS stress on the knees with this one than with leg extensions.

Go down until the tops of your thighs are parallel with the ground then, squeezing your quads hard, come back up all the way to the top. I like to come to full vertical and relax the quads for a moment to let some of the lactic acid dissipate. You can keep tension on by not coming all the way up but, believe me, there will be no shortage of lactic acid or tension even if you DO come all the way up.

At this point, you may find you need to readjust your foot position to get the best feel on the exercise - it's hard to get it exactly right on the first rep. So fix your foot position if you need to then sit back down and repeat!

To add resistance to this exercise, hold onto a pair of dumbells.

You can hold them beside your body with your arms hanging down or in the top of the curl position. Each position puts a bit different tension on the quads. Try both to see which you prefer.

I've also found using dumbells makes for a great drop set - you literally drop the weight when you can't do any more reps with the dumbells! At the bottom of the squat, just set the dumbells down on the floor and keep going using only bodyweight.

When you start getting towards the last few reps that you can possibly do, you can also spot yourself by pushing yourself up on your thighs. It gives you a bit of help and allows you to keep going.

You'll find with this exercise that the lactic acid really starts cranking up. To flush it out, come to the top standing position and shake your quads a little - let some circulation help remove some of it. Then keep going!

And if you want another challenge, try dropping the safety rails down one more notch so that the bar hits a little lower on the calves. This allows you to sit even LOWER down into the squat because the bar or pad don't get in the way of your hamstrings as you sit down. Squat as far down as you can possibly go with this one - it's a great finisher.

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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 http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com. He can be contacted at betteru@fitstep.com.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Why You MUST Be Inefficient For Maximum Fat Loss

By Nick Nilsson

If you want to lose fat as quickly as possible, you have to be inefficient... the more inefficient you are the faster your results will be!

Find out why and how exactly it works...

So here's the thing...when you're training to lose fat, efficient is the LAST thing you want to be. Now don't look at me like that. Allow me to explain...

Let me set the stage for you...you began your fat-loss training and all the weight training exercises were new and tough. All the cardio was challenging. The diet was rough. Yet you started losing fat FAST.

Then you started getting into the groove - you learned the exercises and training techniques, you got good at the cardio and could really power through it. Even the diet part was getting easier.

Now, you would think with things going this well (your training and eating actually improving as you were going) that your fat loss would actually be accelerated.

But then things started to slow down.

You're training just as hard. The cardio is tough but you've found your stride with it. The diet part is going well.

Is your metabolism slowing down? You take a few days off and eat more to try and reset your metabolism and then jump back in but things still aren't moving.

What now?

Time to go back to the drawing board and quite literally go back to when you were BAD at things!

Because when you were BAD at things, everything you did seemed to take more energy. It was inefficient. And in that inefficiency, you burned a LOT more calories...getting the idea now?

Let's take running as an example as this is a very visual thing. Look at two people...one is a first-time jogger, trying to get into shape. The other is an experienced runner.

Let's also assume these two people weigh exactly the same so they SHOULD be burning the same number of calories when they cover the same distance, right?

But when you see the poor guy slogging his way down the side of the road, barely lifting his feet off the ground and you see the OTHER guy practically floating past him, who do you think is burning more calories and challenging their body to a greater degree?

The guy who is completely inefficient is driving his metabolism to a whole other level than the experienced runner, even though the runner is probably going 3 or 4 times faster!

So here's the take-home lesson. When fat loss starts to slow down, you don't necessarily need to work harder at the same things you're already doing...you may just need to do something completely different!

Let's say you're used to doing barbell bench press for chest and rarely ever do dips. Even if you push yourself on the bench press, what do you think will get you cranked up more...bench press or dips? You'll be so unused to doing dips that your body will have to work a lot harder just to perform the exercise.

Then when you get too good at dips, switch to dumbbell bench press. Keep doing stuff you're NOT good at!

You want to really lose fat? Put together a program based on exercises you STINK at or rarely do (maybe because you stink at them).

You may have to use a lot less weight but I can promise, you'll kick your metabolism into gear far more than when you cruise through even tough sets of exercises you ARE good at.

Try a workout based on weighted dips, front squats, wide-grip barbell rows, hang clean and press, and stiff-legged deadlifts.

Or if you're good at those, go with exercises you're NOT good at. Force yourself to do them until you GET good at them, then move on to something else.

When it comes to cardio training, do you do interval training on the treadmill? Get out to an athletic field and do sprints there instead. Kick butt on the stair machine? Try some real stairs and see what happens! Or, even better, do something TOTALLY different like swimming.

I think you're getting the idea...when the body gets good at something, it gets lazy and efficient. It uses as little energy as possible and CAN use very little energy because it IS so efficient.

It might be tough on the ego, but by working with exercises you're not good at, you'll actually be speeding up your fat loss significantly.

And, as a bonus, you might just get good at exercises you used to stink at!

Metabolic Surge

Now, if you're interested in a fat-loss program geared towards keeping you inefficient, I'd definitely recommend checking out my Metabolic Surge program.

The training and eating are constantly changing, never allowing your body to get accustomed to (or efficient at!) really any of it. This not only gets you better results, it keeps things challenging and interesting.

Click here to learn more about Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss

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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," "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 http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com. He can be contacted at betteru@fitstep.com.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Use The Fire Within You To Lose Weight

We all know that efficient weight loss requires some changes in our eating habits. But many of us avoid making those changes for one very obvious reason: It just seems too darned hard.

But losing weight should not be an event, it is not something you gear up for, do intensely for a period of time, and then think you are done with it. You need to make lifestyle changes that will be with you for the rest of your life.

When you make these changes, step by step, you lose weight at a sensible pace and develop habits you can keep. You will see results that will give you a sense of success which in turn will help you to be able to stick to your plan. Soon your new habits will be second nature and you will be inspired to work at improving your eating and fitness plans until they give you the results you are looking to achieve.

This idea works far better than a drastic dietary overhaul, such as going on a restricted food diet which only leads to deprivation, plummets the metabolism (the body's engine) and punishes the soul. Coming 'off' the diet is only usually a question of 'when', and leads to a regaining of any weight lost - often even more than was taken off, which leads to further feelings of failure.

Clearly, this is not a healthy recipe by which to live your life, much less obtain what you really want, which is a strong, lean, shapely, healthy body. Here are 3 solid tips to make some positive changes so that you can start your journey to a healthier and happier place.

1. Maximize your muscle tissue. Muscles are fat-burning furnaces, so be sure to do enough strength training exercise to build and maintain them. Each pound of toned muscle can raise your metabolic rate by up to 50 calories per day. This will super charge your fat burning machinery so that it is working for you 24/7. Don't worry, you won't even see this fat burning friend - it will be hidden under your body fat but will slowly but surely chew up that excess body fat for fuel.

No other type of activity can do this for you. So forget the old fashioned, long, slow, steady state activities like walking, jogging and cycling. These activities are simply not intense enough to stimulate your metabolism. Spend your time and energy on what really works - strength training.

2. Don't starve yourself. Eat 4- 6 small meals a day to avoid blood-sugar spikes and minimize urges to binge. Each of these meals must contain 20-30 grams of protein as the center piece. Add lots of raw and cooked vegetables to balance the meal. Prepare them the night before and take them wherever you go during the day so you won't be tempted to either miss meals or eat the wrong thing.

If you feed yourself well throughout the day, you will learn to understand when your body is going to need food. You cannot starve yourself and expect to choose well at the next meal. Your eating plan must support your exercise program or you simply won't be able to put enough 'effort' into it to make a difference to your metabolism.

3. Add interval training. Replace any outdated 'cardio' with short bursts of all out activity alternated with longer periods of slower activity for recovery. For example, 10-20 seconds of sprinting followed by one minute or so of walking. Repeat 8-12 times, once or twice each week for awesome fat loss results.

Try these changes to your lifestyle and be amazed at what they will give you. These lifestyle tweaks are things you can easily live with and each one has huge payoffs to take you further on your journey to what you really want - a strong healthy lean and trim body that you can live in and feel happy about for the rest of your life.

If you need a comprehensive overview of the metabolic regulation fat loss strategies discussed in this article, be sure to check out Carolyn Hansen's book Hot Metabolism, where she shows you how to take control of your body's fat burning mechanism for optimum results.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

How To Do a Chin-Up If You've NEVER Done One Before

By Nick Nilsson

Performing your very first bodyweight chin-up is a GREAT goal to have. But it's a goal that not many know exactly how to achieve. Learn how to build the strength to do your first chin-up here!

If you've never done a full bodyweight chin-up before, don't worry! With the right training, just about anybody can work themselves up to performing one or more full range chin-ups. In this article, you'll learn all the steps and progressions you need in order get from zero to one!

And it's NOT going to require pull-downs OR self-spotting machines like the Gravitron (I'm not going to take ANY resistance away from you!).

So first off, we need to distinguish between a chin-up and a pull-up. A pull-up is generally done with a wider grip and an overhand grip on the bar. This is actually a HARDER exercise to perform than the chin-up.

The chin-up is done with a close grip on the bar (hands only a few inches apart) with an underhand grip.

The reasons the wide-grip pull-up is harder is that first, the biceps are not able to contribute as much to the movement because your arms are directly out to the sides. Second, the lats (the muscles of the back) don't have as good of leverage with the arms out in this position.

The chin-up places the lats in a better position to contract and allows the biceps to contribute more to the movement.

And this is what we want, because to do that first chin-up, you're going to need ALL the muscle power you can get!

The first consideration to look at when it comes to chinning is your overall bodyweight. If you're carrying a lot of extra weight, it's going to make it that much harder to perform a chin-up because obviously, you're going to have to lift that extra bodyweight up, too!

Dropping extra weight is definitely going to help you achieve your goal of that first chin-up, though it's not 100% necessary...it just means you'll have to build up that much more strength in order to perform the exercise.

When it comes to building up strength for that first chin-up, I prefer to do it over the long-term rather than trying to get there all at once.

The only thing I ask is that you NOT try and perform a full chin-up until I tell you to. That's it. I don't want you trying and failing and getting discouraged. So take it step-by-step, build the foundations...I'll let you know when you're ready.

PHASE 1

So the first step you're going to take is one that is very simple and straightforward...you're going to grab the bar and just HANG from it for as long as you can. That's it!

The reason? I find that a lot of people simply don't have the necessary GRIP strength to perform a full chin-up and building it up with a very specific drill like this helps tremendously.

So at the beginning of every single workout and at the end of every single workout you do (NOT just back workouts but EVERY workout), you'll stand under the chin-up bar, reach up and grab it with a close, underhand grip, then just hang at arms-length for as long as you can until your grip gives out.

This is going to help you get used to supporting your entire bodyweight on the chin-up bar and it's going to build up that very specific grip strength we're looking for.

Repeat this drill until you're able to hang from the chin-up bar for at least 30 seconds before your grip gives out. Once you can do that, you're ready for Phase 2.

** One tip I find very useful is to cross your feet when doing any chin or pull-up related exercise. For some reason, this locks your body into the position more and gives you more pulling strength.

PHASE 2

The second phase of training is going to be partial reps in the bottom range of motion of the chin-up.

Now that your grip strength is built up enough that you can support yourself on the bar for a good length of time, we're going to start adding in movement.

Assume your hanging position. Now pull yourself up 2 or 3 inches and hold for several seconds. Lower yourself back to the hanging position then immediately pull back up a few inches again and hold for several seconds.

Repeat this until either your grip gives out or you can no longer pull yourself up those few inches. Remember, it's a VERY short range of motion but we want to hold that position for at least a few seconds to get target stress on the muscles.

You'll do one set at the beginning of every workout and one set at the end of every workout you do.

I've found this high-frequency approach to work extremely well because it allows your body to gradually adapt over time. You don't set giant goals that you get spooked about and don't think you'll ever achieve - you set small, achievable, repeatable goals that build on each other to get you to the end result.

Once you can do at least 10 reps of this partial-range and pause training, then it's on to Phase 3...

PHASE 3

Now we move on to Negative Training. You may have heard of this before...now you're going to put it to use!

We've built up a foundation of grip strength (which is HUGE) and a foundation of pulling power in the strongest range of motion of the exercise (the bottom few inches). It's time to test yourself against gravity.

Set a chair, bench or box in front of the chin-up bar. Ideally, it should be a height where you can stand on it and put yourself into the top position of the chin-up (chin just above the bar) while still standing on it.

Because what you'll be doing next is gripping the bar, getting into position then lowering yourself down slowly. This is called a "negative rep."

But here's the key that a lot of people miss when it comes to Negative Training...

The idea is to not just passively lower yourself down...the idea is to ACTIVELY FIGHT GRAVITY all the way down!

So when you take your grip on the bar and take your feet off the bench, I want you to try your darndest to pull yourself UP, even though gravity is pulling you DOWN.

This generally will result in a slow downward rep, with you fighting it all the way. When you get to the bottom, let go of the bar, climb back onto the bench and repeat.

In your negative set, perform reps in this fashion until one of two things happens...

1. You grab the bar, take your feet off the bench and can't slow your descent at all, dropping right into the position within a second or two.

2. You get to 6 reps of this negative training in your set.

What do those guidelines mean? In the first one, it means your muscles aren't actually doing any more work and there's no reason to continue.

In the second, when we hit 6 reps, that's plenty when it comes to negative training. If, on that sixth rep, you can still control your descent, you're doing well!

So here's the deal...in your workouts (again one set at the beginning and one set at the end of every single workout you do), do this negative training. This will probably amount to 3 to 5 times per week, depending how frequently you're in the gym.

Keep going in this fashion until you are able to do 6 negative reps and on the SIXTH rep, you can still pretty well control your descent and don't just crash down.

Now, for one calendar week, NO chin-up training. You're going to give your muscles a break from the specific training and allow them to recover.

PHASE 4

The last step before hitting chins on your own is the Flexed Arm Hang. Now that your muscles have recovered from the Negative Training, we're going to set that bench back up and get you into the top position of the chin.

Take your feet off the bench and HOLD that top chin position for as long as you can. Hold it until your arms start to straighten and your lats start to give.

Now FIGHT that all the way down until you're hanging at arms-length on the bar. That's it! Just one set and one rep, done ONLY at the beginning of each workout (when you're strongest), not at the end.

Repeat this procedure (one set of hanging at the start of each workout) until you can hang for at least 30 seconds before you start to lower down.

Once you can do that, it's SHOW TIME!

YOUR FIRST CHIN-UP

Give yourself a few days off from the Flexed Arm Hang phase before doing your first chin. You want to be fully recovered and feeling strong!

Grab the bar (at this point, you will be so used to grabbing the chin-up bar that there will be NO fear associated with it, as there may have been before). You'll KNOW you can do this.

Tighten your grip, tighten your muscles, then PULL!

Because of all the background work you've done, I have a feeling you're going FLY right up!

Heck, when you get the first one, if you feel good, try a second one!

And finally, if you do go through this chin-up program and WHEN you do your first chin-up, send me an email and tell me your story! I want to hear from you!

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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 17 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding eBooks including "Muscle Explosion! 28 Days To Maximum Mass", "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss," "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 http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com. He can be contacted at betteru@fitstep.com.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

The All in One Exercise for a Better Body

If you want...

- strong, rock-hard abs
- a better, sexier butt
- lean, sculpted arms

Then you have to try kettlebell swings.

This exercise forces your abs to work as hard as crunches, while working your glutes (aka your butt!), and sharpening up your upper arms and shoulders.

All those beautiful body benefits in one single move.

Throw in renegade rows, tactical lunges, front squats, and presses, and you've got a killer kettlebell program that you can do in the comfort of your own home with a single piece of exercise equipment.

And when you're done, just put it in the closet.

Try doing that with a treadmill!

I can't recommend kettlebell workouts enough if you want to get bodysculpting results in 10-20 minutes per day (or if you want a longer workout, 30 minutes is fine too).

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4 Fitness Tips To Get You The Hottest Legs on the Planet

Without a doubt, a pair of sexy legs will get you more noticed by the opposite sex than anything else about you.

Great legs will even trump an otherwise plain face and make you an immediate object of affection. But if you want to get your legs and butt into fantastic shape you will need to apply the same principals to your exercise and nutrition program that you would use to get the rest of your body into tip-top shape.

Today we know that the cutting edge in exercising for maximum benefits involves speeding up your metabolism to burn off excess body fat. It is also vitally important to that you eat enough high quality food to sustain the higher energy levels needed by an exercise program that can deliver those "to die for hot legs".

So here are 4 tips to help you sculpt those legs of iron which will get you stares from the opposite sex all day long.

1.) Make sure you strength train - No other type of exercise will tone and shape your muscles more quickly than a properly-designed exercise program that utilizes resistance training. You also need to perform these exercises with enough intensity to stimulate your metabolism to the point that you will be burning more fuel every minute of every day, even while you rest. So, your exercise program is going to achieve two important things - the first is the toning and shaping of your muscles, and the second is an elevated metabolism to increase the rate at which you burn fat.

2.) Do not diet  - Restrictive diets cause the metabolism to plummet. This slows down the rate at which you burn fat, and drains your energy levels so that even the thought of exercising becomes a chore. Instead, you only need to cut your daily calorie intake by a couple so that it will fly under your body's radar and not trigger the sense of starvation that causes most dieting plans to fall apart in short order.

3.) Eat more often - Eating 4 to 6 "small meals" each day is really the secret to cranking up your energy levels. That way you can get the most from your time spent exercising, and get the fastest results. Each of these small meals should contain protein, while the balance is made up of fibrous carbohydrates and tons of vegetables. Start your first small meal within an hour of waking and continue on every 2-3 hours throughout the day. For the best results, keep each meal small - around 300 calories, with 20-30 grams of protein.

4.) Crank up the cardio sessions - Instead of doing old fashioned, long, slow, cardio type exercise try adding some short intense bursts of speed to your exercise routines. Warm up first, then speed up for 30 to 60 seconds, then slow right back down to rest. Repeat up to 4-6 times over a 20 minute period for extraordinary fat loss results.

I guarantee that if you make use of these tips you will not only notice a huge difference in how you feel, but you'll see improvements in both your legs and the rest of your body.

To get started on your own plan to kick off the pavement with a pair of smoking hot legs, check out ex-bodybuilding champion Carolyn Hansen's product Hot Legs Workout

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

You Want A Pair Of Smokin' Hot Legs?

It would probably be no exaggeration to say that 99 percent of all women would like to have slim, toned, and shapely legs.

Even if your legs already look great you are still going to have to work on them just to keep them that way. The legs of a woman look their best when the muscles are firm and there is only a thin layer of body fat under the skin. So you are going to require a two-pronged approach to get the job done.

While many exercise programs claim they will give you perfect legs, the reality is that to obtain great results you need a program that focuses not only on the legs, but also the rest of the body, and which delivers the *right* type of exercises.

So here are a couple of very important elements that your exercise program really needs to take into account if you are going to sculpt yourself a pair of smoking hot legs.

1. Strength training - Make sure that the program you choose includes strength training exercises. This is the only type of exercise that will elevate your metabolism so as to reduce excess body fat from your legs along with the rest of your body.

The muscles in your legs are the biggest in your body, and they respond well to being worked fairly intensely. On the other hand, aerobic type exercise simply does not work these muscles with enough resistance, nor through a full-enough range of movement, to make much of an impact on your metabolic rate - which is the quantity of calories (fuel) that your body is burning through every minute of the day. By raising your metabolism through strength training exercise, you will crank up your fat burning furnace. Fat is burned in the muscles, so this is where your excess fat and flab will disappear too.

2. Eat small meals - To give yourself the energy needed to be able to exercise with enough intensity to make a difference to your metabolism, it is very important that you eat enough high quality, preferably unprocessed, food. Small meals of around 300 calories in size, eaten every  2-3 hours, will not only support your exercise program, but will also help to speed up your metabolism. For best results, you should try to include around 20 -30 grams of protein at each meal.

If you find it hard to get your head around the idea of eating all this food in order to LOSE weight - tell yourself "I have to eat to lose fat". Remember, dieting doesn't work, and it is time to bury this very old-fashioned, harmful, and soul-destroying approach to running your life. Instead, keep yourself focused on the idea of burning off body fat rather than starving it off, which is never going to help build you a strong, lean and healthy body.

If you follow these proven methods to sculpt not only your lower body, but your whole body, you will have heads turning in no time at all whenever your feet hit the pavement.

To get started on your own plan to kick off the pavement with a pair of smoking hot legs, check out ex-bodybuilding champion Carolyn Hansen's product Hot Legs Workout

Monday, September 07, 2009

Turbulence Training Kettlebell Revolution Workouts

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Eliminate Back Pain Quickly Without Harmful Medications or Dangerous Surgery

5 simple steps for ridding yourself of back pain

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 health care 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.

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Want Hot Looking Legs? Then Avoid These 3 Workout Mistakes

If you are like me, you cannot help but notice a great looking pair of legs on a member of the opposite sex when they walk by. So if you want to be noticed yourself, working on your legs should be a high priority when you hit the gym. For a lot of people, though, they simply do not see the kind of firm lean body they think they ought to be seeing for the amount of exercise they do. If that sounds like you, then it could be that while you are doing a lot of things right you also could be failing to do some very important things that could well impair your overall results.

I am going to tell you about three of the biggest mistakes you can make with your exercise program and how you can get back on the path to achieving a super toned body and the pair of hot legs you have always desired.

Mistake 1: Not including strength training in your workout - All too often, people gravitate toward cardio type exercises like walking, jogging, cycling and son on, and they shun strength training in the hope of toning and firming their legs. This is particularly true of women, who often avoid strength training because they think they are going to get too bulky, or because they don't want to add toned muscle tissue until they reach their ideal body weight. This is a huge mistake.

Without question, strength training exercise is the most important activity you should be doing to improve your health, wellness and appearance - hands down, without question, end of story. It helps you burn fat, improves your posture, shapes your body, increases strength and tones your muscles - all things that aerobic type exercise can never ever do for you.

Strength training is also the very best activity for losing excess body fat and maintaining your ideal body weight. Muscle is metabolically active tissue that increases your resting metabolism so that you are constantly burning more calories throughout the day and night. If you can put on five pounds of lean muscle tissue - which anyone can do within a few months - you can burn in excess of an additional 1,000 calories a week. Cardio type activity only focuses on burning calories during the exercise session. Strength training exercise increases the rate you burn fuel every minute - permanently - which is a very big difference.

Mistake 2: Not training with adequate intensity of effort - You now have a strength training program in place, but are you training hard enough to make a difference?

It is human nature to seek pleasure and avoid pain, so no, we hardly enjoy feeling our muscles burn while we struggle to finish off those last few repetitions of an exercise. But the fact is, if you aren't struggling, you are never ever going to see the results you are hoping for. The idea is to make your body and your legs stronger and to do that you have to make them work harder than they ever have done before.

Those little pink dumbbells are just not going to do the job of getting your legs looking hot. To bring about a positive change in your physique you really need to tax your muscles. No two ways about it. This means that the last few reps of your set need to be difficult, if not impossible, to complete. Only by sufficiently challenging your muscles beyond their present capacity will you set the stage for muscle toning and firming. Translation: Lack of intensity when you train (lack of effort) leads to a lack of the muscle tone you desire especially in the big muscles of the legs.

Mistake 3: Not having a game plan - When it comes to getting great results from your exercise program it is all about strategy. It is a huge waste of time showing up at the gym and not knowing what you are going to be doing that day.  Walking around aimlessly doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that accomplishes very little.

If you need some help, hire a fitness professional to set up your program and teach you correct exercise technique. They can also teach you correct exercise intensity so you do not waste time on ineffective exercises, or on not putting enough effort into how you perform them.

The important thing is to know exactly what you are going to do and why before you start each workout. It is a good idea to keep a workout log and monitor your own progress over a period of time. If you implement these strategies you ought to be able to sculpt a pair of the hottest legs in your neck of the woods. The rest of your resulting firm, lean, and toned body is likely to look pretty good too.

To get started on your own plan to kick off the pavement with a pair of smoking hot legs, check out ex-bodybuilding champion Carolyn Hansen's product Hot Legs Workout

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Discover Yoga and Physical Health

Yoga does not see a distinction between the body and the mind; and this is an understanding that western psychology has also concluded for many years now (the link between mental health and physical health, and vice versa). 

If you’ve come to this book looking to understand yoga as a means to help your body heal or improve, then please don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place! 

Yoga is indeed a process that involves releasing blocked tension and energy in the body, and helping make the muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments, and all other components work to their utmost potential. 

Yoga believes that human beings are optimally designed, by nature, to be flexible and agile; and stiffness and lack of mobility only arrive when the body is unhealthy or out of alignment. 

Therefore, countless people have found themselves in a yoga class, or on a yoga mat at home in front of a Yoga video or DVD, in the hopes of improving their physical health; and perhaps you may be one of them.  If that’s the case, then keep reading! 

There are proven physical benefits of yoga, which include:

*  increased flexibility and range of motion

*  reduced pain in joints and muscles

*  stronger immune system

*  stronger lung capacity and therefore higher quality respiration

*  increased metabolism (which can lead to weight loss!)

*  higher quality of sleep (especially due to improved breathing and a more oxygenated body)

Given that certain yoga practices require postures to be mastered, yoga has always helped promote the body’s flexibility; it also helps in lubricating the joints, ligaments
and tendons.  Yoga detoxifies by increasing the flow of blood to various parts of the body.  It helps tone and invigorate muscles that have grown flaccid and weak.

So please do keep in mind that, while yoga is often discussed in terms of its mental approach, there are clear and proven physical benefits that are a part of this approach. 

Therefore, if weight loss is your goal, or the ability to shovel the snow in winter without having your back ache for days, then yoga is as viable an option to you as it is for the stressed-out corporate executive who needs to find a strategy for coping with the craziness if her busy life!

In the next part, I'll be discussing "Why Yoga Is Beneficial"

Take Care,
Arthur M.
http://www.healthybiz2000.com/Yoga/

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1. Part 1 - Yoga and Physical Health
2. Part 2 - Why is Yoga Beneficial?
3. Part 3 - Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle
4. Part 4 - Different Kinds of Yoga
5. Part 5 - Advice for Beginners