Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DVDs SOLD OUT

The subject line of this post are the identical words that will be posted at Vince Del Monte's DVD website in a matter of moments.

Yes, moments.

You see, in April 2009 he sold out of 500 units in a matter of days, last year during his Birthday he sold out in a matter of days and he just fired me a text message that he’s on track for selling out any moment now.  459 sets have been claimed and 41 units are left.  That’s it.

Then the SOLD OUT sign goes up and the offer and $916 saving disappears for an ENTIRE YEAR.  That’s right.

If you don't want wait for 12 months or more on either (and at a MUCH higher price), please, go now.

To get a clear picture of what Vince is mailing to your front door then go here: 

http://bit.ly/harkXa <- Last Chance to Save $916

I hope you opened this in time.

Your friend,

Arthur M.

P.S.  If you were planning on investing in your body this coming New year then this is your SIGN! 

Save the moola you would waste on crappy supplements that would only last you 1-2 months and leave you sick and bloated.  Invest in something that lasts - EDUCATION.

This resource will pay you back FOREVER. 

Okay, the clock is ticking and I don't want you to miss out.

http://bit.ly/harkXa  <- GO NOW

Dave's Famous Turkey Meat Loaf

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients

- 2 lbs of ground Turkey
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 diced Onion
- 1 teaspoon of Garlic(optional)
- 1/3 cup Dried Tomatoes
- 1 cup of Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
- 1 Whole Eggs
- 1/2 cup of Parsley
- 1/4 cup of Low Fat Parmesan
- 1/4 cup Skim Milk
- Salt and Pepper
- 1 teaspoon of Oregano

Directions

1. Cook the Onion with Olive Oil separately
2. Mix everything together in a big bowl, add the cooked onions
3. Put the mix in a big pan
4. Bake at 375-400 F for about 30mins

Nutritional Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 393
Protein: 46g
Carbohydrates: 14g
Fat: 17g

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It’s Vince Del Monte’s birthday celebration and the end of his $916 off promo is about to expiry tonight at midnight.

http://bit.ly/harkXa  <- Last Chance

I’m always on the lookout for “no brainer” deals that will help accelerate your muscle building and fat burning results and Vince’s No Nonsense DVD Series

I will say that Vince’s workouts are intense.  He takes a very no nonsense, no fluff, no BS approach to lifting and I think the hardest thing about watching his workouts will be waiting for until they’re over to bust out some serious lifting.  (Just watch some of the DVD trailers on the next page).

Do yourself a favor and go check out his special offer (that ends TONIGHT!) at:

http://bit.ly/harkXa  <- Last Chance to Save $916

Monday, November 29, 2010

Burn The Fat CYBER MONDAY Deal!

November 29th, 2010 (CYBER MONDAY)

re: CYBER MONDAY deal for friends of Burn The Fat Inner Circle

Try the Burn the Fat Inner Circle -  The Internet's premier fat loss support community and home of the world-famous Burn the Fat Body Transformation Challenge - and get a special deals on Cyber Monday...

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* New Members (join the inner circle for the first time)
* Former members (renew your inner circle membership)
* Current members (extend your existing inner circle membership)

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Try the Inner Circle for $1
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There is no catch, but there are a few restrictions:

* For new (first time) members only
* $1 Offer may be accepted only once (no renewals)
* For CYBER MONDAY Only, November 29th, 2010

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While The Inner circle is best known as a social hub for accountability, motivation and support, where you can meet like-minded people in a judgement-free environment, the Burn the Fat Inner Circle offers so much more:

* DIRECT ACCESS to Tom venuto, author of the best-selling fat loss books, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle and The Body Fat Solution (consulting with me on the members-only forums alone is worth many times the value of the membership)

* Q & A Fat Loss, Nutrition and Training Knowledgebase

* Vast Article Library - Burn the Fat / Tom Venuto exclusives

* MP3 and streaming audio interviews

* Nutrition calculators

* BURN THE FAT RECIPES

* Mind and Motivation department

* Science and Research Reviews

* Inspirational fat loss success story interviews

* Impartial science-based supplement reviews

* ebook /special report download library

To read more details about inner circle features and benefits, visit the Inner Circle information page at:
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Or, browse the home page portal at:
http://www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/BTFIC.htm

To get your CYBER MONDAY special choose your plan and go straight to one of these pages:

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CYBER MONDAY Special:  Join For 3 or 12 months...
Get 1 to 3 months F-R-E-E:
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Try the Inner Circle for $1
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See you on the other side!

--Arthur

PS. Don't Delay! This offer is available for one day only: CYBER MONDAY!

Celebrate Vince’s Birthday with us…

For the next 48 hours my good friend and author Vince Del Monte is running a 31st Birthday Sale on his 9-Disk No Nonsense Muscle & Six Pack DVD Series… plus he’s giving away EVERY SINGLE fitness program he released in 2010 as a bonus birthday gift – that’s a saving of $916 if  you were to buy everything individually!

http://bit.ly/harkXa <- only 48 hours

(Okay, birthday celebrations are only supposed to last for 24 hours but I guess Vince likes making his own rules…ha)

Here's What You're Getting Until Wednesday December 1st at midnight

    * No Nonsense Muscle Building and Six Pack DVD Series (9-DVDs)

      Retail Price of $247.00

    * No Nonsense Muscle Building (Digital Package)

      Retail Price of $127.00

    * Your Six Pack Quest (Digital Package)

      Retail Price of $107.00

    * Ultimate Muscle Advantage (Digital Package)

      Retail Price of $97.00

    * Birthday Bash Bonuses (Digital Package)

      Retail Price of $485.00

The bonus package includes his 2-hour DVD The June 26th Wedding Day Workout, his 2-hour DVD The Best of Series, his 1-hour DVD Top 10 Final Finishing Moves, The Metabolic Ab Shredder and High Definition Training totaling another 8 hours of workout footage!

Total Real World Value of Birthday Package: $1,113.00 But I'm guessing you're looking for a better deal than that?

Head on over to take a look at the insane Birthday sale offer

It's not a typo! 

http://bit.ly/harkXa  <- Biggest Sale this YEAR!

You should note that Vince only re opens the doors to his DVD Series once a year and he’s done a limited run of 500 units.  Last November he SOLD OUT in less than 2-days and in April 2009 he SOLD OUT in 3-days so I’m pretty sure you’ll want to check this out right away.

Whether you want to pack on some serious mass, get ripped abs or sculpt out a first-rate body Vince has a workout for you.  Get a jump start on 2011 by carving out the sexy and striking body you are after.

With this offer you have no excuse to get into – or back into – the best shape of your life, and finally reach your goals.

Get ready for the workout of your life!

http://bit.ly/harkXa  <- Biggest Sale this YEAR!

Talk soon,
Arthur M.

P.S.   Vince will “arrive at your doorstep” before Christmas time so these make a great gift as well.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shoulder Barbell Split Squats

Secret Training Tip #732 - Shoulder Barbell Split Squats...a KILLER Leg Exercise You Can Use At-Home or At the Gym
By Nick Nilsson

Leg training can be tough to manage when you have limited equipment. This exercise gives you all the benefits of the barbell squat along with a few more that the squat DOESN'T offer!

This is a GREAT leg exercise for those who train at home and don't have a power rack to do barbell leg training with. It's easy to set up and you'll never get yourself stuck under a loaded bar.

Don't get me wrong, it's also a great exercise for those who train in a gym, too! Heck, it's good for everybody.

This one is one is going to work not only your entire lower body but also your core because you're going to be supporting the weight on just one shoulder. This uneven resistance demands core strength and your abdominal muscles will contract on the opposing side to compensate for the load.

So anyway, for this, all you'll need is a barbell and a patch of floor.

Stand at one end of the barbell and grab it. Now push it up so you're standing it up vertically. Go down on one knee and rest the center of the bar on your shoulder. If it's your left shoulder, your LEFT leg should be forward and ready to push - you want to have your pushing leg on the same side as the bar is going to be otherwise your balance will be all messed up.

Now grip the bar with both hands a little in front of you use your hands to push the barbell up to a horizontal position (it'll require some stabilization effort from your front leg as well). You're in position and ready to do the split squat!

Stand up.

Repeat for all your reps on one side then come down into the bottom position and tilt the bar forward and stand it up on end again (this is why you'll never get stuck under the bar - it's easy to just set it on end like this).

Now switch over to your other leg. The bar will go on your right shoulder and your right leg should be forward. Get the end of the bar up so it rests on your shoulder and the bar is horizontal. Stand up.

Once you're done, go to the bottom position and set the barbell on end then stand up and lower it down to the ground and you're done.

When you get more confident with the exercise you can very easily just hold the bar with one hand, too.

As I said, great exercise you train at home and really want to push your legs hard. It also has the advantage of taking grip out of the equation (which can be an issue with dumbells). By resting the bar on your shoulder, you still get the benefits of the barbell without having to worry about safety.

And if you train in a gym, the only thing to watch out for is people walking around near you when you start moving a barbell in a way they're not used to. Otherwise, go nuts with it!

To see pictures and video of this exercise in action, click here:

http://bit.ly/hOb0ks

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Nick Nilsson has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been innovating new training techniques for more than 18 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding books 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 designed to maximize the results you get for the hard work you put into your training.

Be sure to grab your FREE copy of Nick's 30-day "Dirty Little Secret Program for Building Muscle and Burning Fat FAST," available at http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com

Friday, November 26, 2010

Stress Can Cause Back Pain Too

There are a number of different problems that can cause us to experience back pain but one of the more interesting problems is because of stress. Stress is something that all of us go through on a regular basis and for many of us, it is simply an emotion that we have to deal with and not something that causes us physical pain. For others, however, stress can cause a number of different problems that range anywhere from cold and flu symptoms to severe back pain. The truth about stress causing back pain, however, might be surprising to you.

Back pain that is caused by stress is actually a psychosomatic problem and not one that is caused in and of itself. Being stressed out can cause you to feel as if your back is aching in certain situations and in others, it may prolong the amount of time that your back is hurting. Unfortunately, this type of back pain does not go away with typical natural treatment, it requires something much more than that. Here's a little bit about how to get rid of stress related back pain and you might be surprised to learn that it can actually help you in many different ways in your life.

The first thing that you need to do if you are experiencing back pain as a result of stress is to calm down in some way or another. Although this is easier said than done, it certainly is possible for you to be able to overcome your stress enough that you should be able to ease up on the back pain. There are a number of different ways to destress but for the most part, it requires you to adjust your thinking in some way or another.

Begin by meditating on a regular basis. It is not necessary for you to do some kind of unusual spiritual technique in order for the meditation to work. Simply reflect on positive things and allow your mind to focus on them for several minutes at a time, up to a half hour. You should also make sure that you are not eating or drinking anything that contain stimulants, such as caffeine. Although there are a number of different ways for you to destress, these two things will help you to get on the road to feeling better.

Next time we’ll discuss "What to Do about Kidney Related Back Pain."

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10 Things You NEED to Know When Choosing A Gym

10 Things You NEED to Know When Choosing A Gym...Save Yourself a Boatload of Time AND Money!
By Nick Nilsson

In the market for a new gym? Get the insider information on exactly what to look for to get the best results and the best deal for your money. Learn what's important, what's not, and how to find the gym that's right for YOU.

Choosing a gym to train at is one of THE most critical decisions you have to make with regards to your training. Picking the wrong one can lead to frustration and poor results, while picking the RIGHT one can give you tremendous motivation and practically guarantee your success!

So to help you make that decision, I've got a list of factors...some may be pretty straightforward, but some may be really be eye-openers!

1. Location, Location, Location

This is an easy one. If the gym isn't convenient to where you live or work, it makes it that much harder to motivate yourself to go...unless you're already so highly motivated that something like that won't stop you.

If the location is not good then that evil factor "time" will rear its ugly head. Lack of time is the #1 reason people don't train or stop training. Pick a gym that's easy to get to and you'll help yourself tremendously.

That being said, if you find a decent gym to train at some of the time (e.g. weekdays, near work) and have a great gym you can to on the weekend, even if it's further, it'll be worth extra effort (of course, that's where having the money to pay for 2 gym memberships comes into play).

2. Timing is Everything

DO NOT go visit the prospective gym on Saturday morning (which is generally one of the LEAST busy times for gyms) if you're going to train there during the week after work at 5 o'clock.

Visit the gym at the EXACT time you're planning on going to it so you can see how busy it is and to get an idea of the people who train there at that time.

Look closely at the areas of the gym you'll be working in...if the cardio section is packed but the free weight area is empty, then it might not be an issue.

Getting an idea of WHO is training in the gym at the same time may sound snobby but think about it this way...these are the people who you're going to have to deal with (and who are going to have to deal with YOU!) in the gym.

3. Tour the Facility and Take Note of the Equipment

Make sure they have the equipment you want. Any half-decent gym is going to have a free-weight area. The quality and focus of that free-weight area will tell you a LOT about who the gym caters to.

If you like to train heavy but the dumbells only go up to 50 lbs, that will be a good indication that the gym might not be for you (unless you can be satisfied with heavy barbell training!).

4. Try It Out

Go at your preferred time and get a guest pass so you can try the equipment out. Some gyms look like they have a lot of equipment, but it could be all stuff you aren't going to use anyway.

I've also been to gyms that had a nice selection of free weights but when I trained there, I found the handles of the dumbells were contoured, which I find absolutely irritating.

Taking the equipment for a test run can save you a LOT of trouble.

5. Get a List of The Rules

I'm not talking about the obvious ones like dropping weights, swearing, etc. I'm talking about the LIFTING rules that are going to affect how you train.

For example, you'll find some gyms actually don't allow deadlifting (watch out for this if the gym is on the second floor or higher of a building). The deadlift is one of THE most productive exercises you can do and any place that bans it isn't (in my opinion) serious about helping you get results.

If you like to use chalk, find out if that is allowed. Chalk can be messy and many gyms don't allow it. Some gyms will give you the boot if you "vocalize" too loud during your training!

6. If You're Going to Work With a Trainer...

Get qualifications and references. I've been to some excellent gyms with trainers who have almost no idea what they're doing. I've seen clients being taught dangerous exercises (behind the neck Smith machine shoulder press) while the trainer runs off to the bathroom or talks on a cell phone.

A trainer should be more than a rep counter or a cheerleader. A good trainer will GUIDE you and TEACH you. In fact, a very good trainer's goal should be to work themselves right out of a job, teaching you so well that you don't even need them anymore!

And even if you don't plan on using a trainer, having a bad one hanging around giving you "pointers" can be incredibly annoying. It's great if they know what they're doing, but it often seems that the ones with the least competence are the ones most vocal about offering advice and criticizing your "bad" form!

7. Cleanliness and Atmosphere
Both of these factors operate on a sliding scale and how much they weigh in with your decision will vary according to all the other factors.

For example, if the place is very clean but the gym equipment isn't the greatest, a spotless place to train may be more important to you. On the flip side, the atmosphere may not be good and it might not be an enjoyable place to train at.

And then you might find a gym that's not particularly clean at all (like a basic warehouse gym) but is frequented by people totally dedicated to training and who constantly encourage and welcome new people in. The atmosphere might totally make up for any lack of polish.

It all comes down to what's most important to you.

8. Membership Dues

This can be a tricky one as some gyms have monthly dues where you're not locked into anything long-term while some gyms have a multi-year plan that you then "finance" by paying monthly on the balance.

It's CRITICAL you know exactly what you're getting into before you sign anything. Be prepared to walk out of the sales office if they don't take the time to explain everything to you, including your options if you move out of the area.

The last time I checked on this, it was the LAW that they have to let you out of the contract if you move more than 25 miles away from that gym or the nearest franchise of that gym. This is normally stated in the terms of your contract but be VERY sure you know your options about cancelling. Some gyms will be nice enough about it but some will dig in their heels.

Make absolutely sure you know if you're on a straight-up monthly plan that you can cancel anytime or if you're on a balloon-payment plan that you're simply making payments on until you pay the whole balance off.

There are also memberships that limit the days you're able to train. For example, Bally's used to have a membership that was only $19.95 a month but you were only allowed to train on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Sales people are there to SELL and generally won't hesitate to put pressure on you. If you want to avoid this, the smaller more "mom and pop" gyms will generally be a better bet.

9. Supplement Sales

While there is nothing at all wrong with supplements in general, they're NOT 100% necessary in order for you to get results. You can tell a lot about a gym by how hard they push them when you walk in the door. Supplements can be very profitable and I HIGHLY encourage you to shop around online before buying anything in a gym (or even in a health food store like GNC). You can generally get things way cheaper online.

Click here to check out supplements from my partners at Prograde Nutrition...

Click here to check out "big brand" supplements from FitRx...

10. The Power Racks

This might be a personal preference, but one of the first things I look for in a gym is the power rack situation. I use the power rack so much that any gym lacking at least one decent rack will not get my vote.

If a gym has more than one good rack, that says a lot about the quality of the free weight area of the facility. One of the best gyms I've trained at was the gym where I went to school - The University of Lethbridge.

They had THREE racks, two Olympic lifting platforms (with bumper plates), dumbells up to 120 lbs, three flat bench stations, a bunch of adjustable benches that weren't bolted to the floor so you could actually move them around, and plenty of open space. They had a decent selection of basic machines, which were of secondary importance, which is as it should be.

#11 - The FINAL Factor

And yes, I realize this is #11 on a list of 10 :)

In certain situations, this final factor trumps ALL the other factors.

And that factor is...availability.

In smaller towns, you may have only ONE gym in the whole town, in which case all the other factors I mentioned go out the window. It's then up to you to decide if you're willing to work with the positives and negatives of that one gym or if you want to train at home.

On the plus side, in a smaller gym, you'll potentially have the opportunity to get to know the owner or manager and your suggestions might actually be listened to!

CONCLUSION:

Take as many of these factors into account in your choice gyms as you can. The more you know about the potential place you're going to train, the better off you'll be when it comes to getting the results you want!

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Nick Nilsson has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been innovating new training techniques for more than 18 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding books 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 designed to maximize the results you get for the hard work you put into your training.

Be sure to grab your FREE copy of Nick's 30-day "Dirty Little Secret Program for Building Muscle and Burning Fat FAST," available at http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

What Are The "Basic Exercises" and Why Should You Care?

By Nick Nilsson

"You've gotta use the basic exercises!" is one of the most common pieces of muscle-building advice you'll hear...and it's because these exercises WORK.

The basic exercises are your key to long-term success in training. They encompass every major muscle group in your body and many of the most common movement patterns you perform on a daily basis. If you want to build maximum muscle, you MUST use these exercises or variations of them.

So what ARE these basic exercises?

There are different interpretations of what, exactly, they are...but to me, the basic exercises are squats, deadlifts, bench press, shoulder press, rows, and pull-ups.

If you did nothing but these six exercise, you've worked pretty much every single part of your body.

You'll notice curls aren't on this list...neither are pushdowns, tricep extensions, calf raises, flyes, leg extensions, leg curls or lateral raises. Every single muscle worked by these "isolation" exercises is worked by the basic exercises.

So what makes the basic exercises so great?

Basically, they involve the most muscle mass all at once. When you do a squat, you're working the legs AND the glutes, lower back, upper back, calves and core. Much of the benefits of the squat come from this "total-body activation."

You get the most bang for your buck as the energy you put into the basic exercises gives you a great return on investment in terms of strength and muscle mass.

A program should consist of at least 75% basic exercises...and the percentage should be HIGHER the worse your recovery capability is. To maximize results, you need to spend your energy on the exercises that will do you the most good.

That doesn't mean you have to do just those six exact exercises, though! The variations of these exercises are also extremely effective and will introduce plenty of training variety to keep you progressing and keep training fun and interesting.

Here are some samples:

1. Squats

Front squats, back squats, goblet squats, dumbell squats, hack squats, dumbell split squats, Bulgarian split squats, one-legged squats, box squats, belt squats, braced-leg-squats.

2. Deadlifts

Conventional, sumo, Super Deadlift Bar, snatch-grip, stiff-legged, Romanian, dumbell deadlifts, suitcase-style, one-arm straddle deadlifts, Jefferson lifts, one-side barbell deadlifts, one-legged glute deadlifts.

3. Bench Press

Barbell, dumbell, incline, decline, flat, close-grip wide grip, 1 arm, Swiss ball, machine.

4. Shoulder Press

Military press, dumbell press, seated, standing, push-press, clean and press, two-phase barbell shoulder press, W press, Arnold press, reverse alternating dumbell press, weight plate pizza press, javelin press, side-to-side barbell press, behind-the-beck press (not recommended).

5. Rows

Bent-over barbell rows, dumbell rows, one-arm dumbell rows, cable rows, close grip rows, wide grip rows, underhand, overhand, neutral grip, T-bar rows, inverted rows (pull-up rows), chest-supported rows, upright rows (not recommended).

6. Pull-Ups

Chin-ups, wide-grip pull-ups, muscle-ups, neutral grip, reverse grip, one-arm, two bar pull-ups, all variations of pulldowns, full-range pulldowns, corner rack pull-ups, behind-the-head (not recommended).

The list of variations is LONG and covers a lot of great exercises!

These six basic exercises should be a staple of every routine, no matter if your goal is muscle, strength or fat-loss. These six movements and their variations hold the key to truly effective training.

Even myself, being a "mad scientist" of exercises and training, work primarily with the basics and their variations...of course, MY variations tend to be a bit more unique than many of the classic ones, but the same rules apply. This is the stuff that gets you the RESULTS.

You can find many of the unique exercise I mentioned above at the following links:

BetterU News Archive

http://bit.ly/h99pTa

Powerful Training Secrets Samples:

http://bit.ly/fHq1vn

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Nick Nilsson has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been innovating new training techniques for more than 18 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding books 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 designed to maximize the results you get for the hard work you put into your training.

Be sure to grab your FREE copy of Nick's 30-day "Dirty Little Secret Program for Building Muscle and Burning Fat FAST," available at http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com

Monday, November 22, 2010

15 Holiday Eating Tips

The Holiday Season is one in which we all indulge ourselves in over-abundance. Especially when it comes to food. Food has become a central part of our get togethers and parties around the holidays, so it is important that we remember to make smart food choices. And this is something that is almost always easier said than done when you see some of the decadent food choices made available, made with love, by your friends and family.

In most cases, the majority of the party-going people, won't be concerned with watching their weight, so they are less inclined to bring healthier versions of their best recipes. Then it becomes our own burden to stick with our diets or to watch what we eat as the food choices are always so tempting!

The following 15 holiday eating tips are here to help you when going to holiday parties to better watch your weight by giving you some great ideas.

1. Stop Eating When You Feel Full. This is something most people won't,or don't, do. Especially those that are in the 'clean plate' club and don't like to leave extra or left over food on their plates. Honestly, there is absolutely no shame in leaving that extra portion of food on your plate. When your tummy feels full, just push yourself away from the table and say "No More For Me Thanks!".

2. Take A Few Extra or Longer Walks. Walking is a terrific form of exercise, and can be a great cardiovascular work out in colder temperatures. Especially when there is a nice layer of snow on the ground. Next time you go to let your dog out to do their bathroom 'business', why not slip on your coat and shoes, grab their leash and take them for a walk around the block, or down a few blocks. Fido will love you for it and you will be making yourself a healthier 'you' by doing it as well.

3. Don't Count Calories Incessantly. This is unnecessary and will drive your loved ones crazy, and yourself too. Let's face it, there's enough stressors around the Holidays to worry about. Gaining an extra few pounds should be the least of your troubles! The best thing you can do if you are already dieting is to watch not what you eat, but how much of it you are eating instead of trying to keep track of your caloric intake. Unless of course you are on a strict diet and need to avoid things that contain higher carbohydrates, sugars, etc. In this case, you would obviously want to avoid eating things like potatoes, breads, cookies, candies, cakes, etc.

4. Use Reduced Fat, Sugar Substitutes, or Fat Free Ingredients in Your Recipes. Lots of people complain that fat-free or reduced fat ingredients change the flavor of their favorite recipes, and not in a good way. But, in all reality, there is barely a hint of difference in flavor. In fact, if one did not have the knowledge that normal ingredients such as sour cream had been replaced with a fat-free or reduced fat substitute, you would never hear a peep about the taste. When replacing sugar such as pure cane sugar with a substitute such as Splenda, Equal, or the like, you may notice a taste difference. So, in this case, if you have picky family members, simply make two versions of the same dessert or snacks and let your family opt for their own choice.

5. Eat One Big Meal Instead Of Continuous Snacking Or Smaller Meals. Opinions will vary on this one, but whether you're eating a bigger meal once, or several smaller meals throughout the day, the amount of food you are taking in is just about the same at any rate. The difference in eating a big meal once is that you will be completely full, or have the full 'feeling' so you won't be hungry as much. And DO NOT think you can have your 3 square meals a day and then add a couple of more to the mix. That will most definitely pack on the unwanted pounds. Remember to always eat in moderation and keep in mind the full feeling. When you are getting full, STOP EATING!

6. Know Your Eating Boundaries And Don't Cross Them. This tip is especially important if you are already dieting or trying to lose weight. You know better than Aunt Betty what you can eat. Even though her home-made pound cake might taste wonderful, you may want to not opt for seconds if you are on a strict diet. Many people like to splurge around the holiday season, but it's all a matter of will power really. If you just can't help yourself and must have some of Uncle Fred's ambrosia salad, then take a smaller than normal portion of it.

7. Go For The Healthy Food Choices. Almost every family unit has at least one 'health nut' within its midst. If there are healthy food choices available, then eat more of the plain fruits and vegetables instead of the pies cakes and cookies in the holiday 'spread'. Remember too that extra dips can help pack on the pounds. Don't be afraid to ask what the dips are made from so you can make a more informed judgment on whether or not you can enjoy them. Also, you can always bring healthier food dips for fruits and veggies with you such as yogurt or reduced calorie veggie dips that are sold at most major grocery stores before the big get-together.

8. Eat In Moderation With Smaller Portions. As discussed earlier, take smaller portions of all those calorie packed goodies. This way, you can still partake of all the wonderful eats without packing on all the extra pounds that go along with all those goodies. And remember too to balance out the bad foods, or those that are packed with sugars and carbohydrates, with good foods such as plain fruits and vegetables.

9. Drink In Moderation. No, this is not an advertisement for drinking and driving, even though you should always have a designated driver if you plan on drinking more than the legal limit of course, or anything at all due to cold, icy, roads. Rather, many holiday drinks are packed with extra sugars, so watch how much of the good old egg nog you drink. This goes for either alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Water is always a great choice, or non-sweetened tea or coffee. There too, is also diet soda pop if you are a soda drinker.

10. Substitute Whole Grains In Lieu of Higher Carbohydrate Filled Grains. Try to steer clear of white breads, sugary cakes, potatoes, cookies, or anything else that you believe to have a high carbohydrate count. These can put a lot of weight on you quickly and is why many diets try to steer clear of these carb laden monoliths. Go for the whole wheat, multi-grain, sugar substitute holiday food choices. Sure, it's not the same as loading up on all the 'bad-for-you' foods, but you'll be glad you did when January rolls around.

11. No Eating After 7p.m. This can be extremely difficult to do. Especially when most holiday get togethers happen after 7 o'clock! If this is the case, then you should eat before you go to the holiday bash. Most foods are not properly burned off if eaten after 7 o'clock p.m. So, it's best if you eat long before this time rolls around. However, you can eat something healthy such as fruits or vegetables minus the fatty dips if you really need to snack on something.

12. Drink More Liquids Than Eating. Drinking more liquids will fool your body into believing it is full. Therefore, you can drink lots of water, unsweetened tea or coffee, diet sodas, low calorie fruit smoothies or soft drinks(non-carbonated), etc. without feeling the guilt of over eating. Stay away from higher sweetened drinks as this will defeat the purpose of watching your weight.

13. Eat Something Before You Go Grocery Shopping. Actually, you should eat something before you do any out of the house, or in house for that matter, activity that will burn calories. But, the main reason for going grocery shopping on a full stomach is that you will be less inclined to purchase all those fattening junk foods because you are not hungry so you aren't tempted by those types of food choices. You will be able to stay on track and only purchase those things you need from the grocery store instead of packing your cart with weight packing foods!

14. Plan An Out-Door Activity. Depending on the region you live it, whether the weather is warmer or colder, plan on doing something outdoors. This can be something you do by yourself, with family, or friends that doesn't involve any eating. Things like cutting down your own Christmas Tree, shopping for gifts, either last minute or not, walking through the park(you may want to do this with someone or a group of someones for safety reasons), going sledding, skiing, skating, playing some backyard football, collecting pine cones and creating some simple bird feeders with bird seed and peanut butter, and any other activities you can think up. Try to do one thing each week to replace a day of exercise or work out that you would normally do to keep things interesting and everyone in the holiday spirit!

15. No Healthy Food Choices? Bring Some! Cutting up vegetables or fruits to create a holiday health tray can be a nice 'change of pace' for your friends or family. Why not try brining some healthy holiday cheer at your next get together. Chances are, someone else in your extended friends or family network are trying to watch their wastes too and would appreciate having a healthier-than-normal food choice. Even if that isn't the case, you are still saving yourself tons of work out time later once all those extra caloric fatty foods are attaching themselves to your waistline.

Of course there are always more things you can do to watch your weight year round. Try incorporating some of those things during the holidays as well since we all tend to eat a bit more and make less than savory choices to keep ourselves healthy, fit, and trim. Take the ideas in the tips above and fit them in to your lifestyle by changing them up a bit. Remember being healthy is a lifestyle in and of itself and should be practiced year round. It's especially important not to slack off around the holiday season when most of the unhealthy food choices are abundant.

I do hope the ideas listed above have helped you realize that you can watch your weight and still have a wonderful time at holiday gatherings without making a 'Santa's Helper' out of yourself :-).

Happy Holidays!

Arthur M.

Holiday Fitness Challenge For 2010

Tom Venuto's Holiday Fitness Challenge To You For 2010

Every year as Thanksgiving gets closer, you’ve probably seen the depressing reports: “Most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds of body fat in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.” I’m not sure if this worries you or not, but a lot of people are terrified about getting fatter in the next two months. They anticipate the workouts falling by the wayside and the holiday food calling out to them irresistibly, defeating even the strongest willpower. There’s good news and bad news about this.

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Good news: According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount gained is much more modest - just over a pound.

Bad news: A study by the National Institutes of Health found that this seasonal weight gain - even just a pound - is the kind of weight gain that most people don’t lose when the holidays are over; it simply adds to the “weight creep” that “sneaks up” on you as you get older.

People often wonder how it’s possible to wake up one morning at age 40 or 45 and “suddenly” they’re 30 pounds fatter - or more - than they were in college. Mystery solved.

Of course, some people really do pack it on over the holidays, but whether its a pound or ten pounds, did you ever ask yourself why does holiday weight gain happen at all?

In previous years, I’ve asked my readers and here are some common answers I was given:

Holiday Survey Said…

“I’m too busy over the holidays to work out as often as usual.”

“I’m more stressed over the holidays, and the food is there, so I eat more.”

“I have at least three parties to attend and then there’s Christmas and New Year’s, so it’s impossible to stay on a diet”

“No one can tell me not to enjoy myself over the holidays so I’m just going to eat whatever I want.”

These answers all have a few things in common:

1. “Either/Or” Thinking

First, they assume that you can EITHER get in better shape OR enjoy yourself, but not both. Stated differently: You can either deprive yourself of holiday enjoyments or gain weight, but it has to be one or the other. The truth is, “either/or thinking” is neurotic thinking and a great killer of fitness programs.

2. Rationalizing / Excuse-Making

Second, these are all excuses or rationalizations. “I’m too busy” for example, is always an excuse, because I have never known someone who was too busy to make time for his or her highest life priorities. We all have the same amount of time - 24 hours a day – the real problem is, most people don’t make exercise and healthy eating a priority. And remember, words mean little. Actions reveal a person’s true priorities.

3. “Reverse Goal Setting”

Third, none of these are the real reasons most people gain weight over the holidays to begin with. The real reason is because an intention was never set for the opposite: To get in better shape over the holidays.

Most people set a “goal” to get in worse shape over the holidays. It’s not consciously set, of course, as few people would intentionally set out to get fatter. They simply do it by default. In their minds, they accept that it must be just about impossible to stay in shape with everything going on over the holiday season, so why bother?

Once the decision has been made, then the rationalizing (“rationing lies”) continues:

“Why should I deprive myself?”
“Family is more important”
“Worrying about diet and exercise during the holidays is neurotic”
“I don’t care if I gain a few pounds, I’m going to enjoy myself anyway”
“It’s only these two or three weeks that I let myself go wild”
“I’ll start the first week in January and lose the weight then.”

As a result of this “negative goal-setting,” they expect to work out less, eat more and gain a few pounds, and they don’t seem to even consider alternatives.

But what would happen if you…

SET A GOAL TO GET IN BETTER shape over the holidays?

Burn The Fat this christmas!

What would happen if you decided that it was not an all or nothing proposition and that you could set a goal to enjoy the holidays and all it has to offer while getting in better shape at the same time?

And what if you decided that your health and your body were the highest priorities in your life, because you realized that can’t enjoy anything else in life, including family or holidays, if you don’t have your health?

Here’s what would happen: You’d get in better shape!

I’m not all that different from you just because I’m a bodybuilder and fitness professional. I have many of the same problems, concerns and struggles as you do. Although today I always get in better shape between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, that’s a result of a conscious choice, a close examination of my old belief systems and a lot of action. For me, it all started about eight years ago.

For most of my adult life, I wasn’t much of a traveler and I didn’t enjoy flying or staying in hotels. For one thing, I had so many business commitments in the East Coast health club business, that I seldom left town for long, as I had to “tend to the stores.” But I also had a belief that if I traveled, my workouts and nutrition would suffer. After all, “it would be hard to stick with my usual bodybuilding diet, and I wouldn’t have access to my usual gyms”, I told myself. For these reasons, I never did much travel..

Then I was forced to take some trips for business reasons. Predictably enough, my nutrition and workouts suffered while I was spending time in airplanes and in hotels. With my experience having confirmed my beliefs, I re-affirmed to myself, “See, travelling is nothing but a pain. You just can’t stay on a diet and training program when you’re out of town.”

After several more trips, I noticed that something very negative happened: I surrendered. I had resigned myself to “not bother” while I was on the road. I let my expectations create my reality.

But I didn’t let it go on for long. As soon as I became aware of what was happening, I decided that I wouldn’t tolerate it, so I challenged myself and my previous limiting beliefs. I asked myself, “Why the heck not? Why let myself backslide? Why even settle for maintaining? Why not challenge myself to improve while I’m traveling?” The answer was: There was no good reason, there were only excuses.

From that day forward, I set a challenge for myself…

To come back from every trip or vacation in better shape than when I left.

Of course there were exceptions, as when I went on a vacation for total R & R. But I never let travel get in my way again. I prepared food that I would eat on the planes so airline food was never an excuse… I usually chose hotels that had kitchens, so I could cook my own food. I went food shopping immediately after check-in. I wrote my training schedule and scouted gyms in advance… And I actually found myself training harder than usual.

No matter where I was training - it could even be some “dungeon” of a gym in the middle of nowhere - it didn’t matter because my mind was focused on improving and looking better when I came home than when I left. I had a goal to motivate me!

What do you think happened? It’s not hard to guess: I always came home in better shape than when I left.

Since then, my “travel challenge” has become somewhat of a ritual in my life. When I’m away from my “home-base” it becomes a “fitness road trip.” I search the Internet or yellow pages or ask locals to help me find the most hard-core gym nearby wherever I will be staying (Gold’s Gym works for me!) When I get there, I train every bit as hard as if I had a competition just weeks away. I look forward to it now. In fact, this is what led me to my “holiday fitness challenge” idea.

Like many people, I travel over the holidays, so I’m automatically in “travel challenge” mode at thanksgiving, Christmastime and New Year’s. But with the additional temptations and busyness that the holidays bring on top of the usual travel stresses, I saw fit to declare a new challenge: “The Holiday Challenge.” The difference was that for my “holiday challenge,” I pledged to not only to return home in better shape than when I left, but to enjoy the holidays to the fullest at the same time.

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People who think I deprive myself to look the way I do would be shocked: I eat like a KING over the holidays including Pumpkin (or apple) Pie at Thanksgiving and OF COURSE my mom’s famous red and green Jell-O Christmas cake. Then on New Year’s I’m usually toasting champagne and having a blast with friends or family….

The difference is, I don’t eat like that very often.

Every other meal stays right on schedule and I work out hard and consistently over the holidays; I don’t let everything fall apart just because ‘tis the season.’

The idea that you can EITHER enjoy the holidays OR stay in shape - but not both - is wrong, it’s damaging and it’s limiting.

Life is not an either or proposition; it’s a matter of balance.

Success does not mean going to extremes. Success can be a simple matter of re-examining your beliefs, rearranging your priorities, setting goals, changing the questions you ask yourself and re-evaluating your expectations.

Your expectations will become your reality. What are you expecting? Are you expecting success? Are you expecting to be in better shape after holiday parties, celebrations, banquets, dinners, and desserts? If not, then why not? What’s preventing you from enjoying all of the above and still getting in better shape? Do you have a limiting belief which dictates that it’s one or the other? Could it be that you never set a goal, intention or expectation to do it? Could it be that you’re rationalizing or making excuses? If so, then I challenge you to change it this year.

As of this writing, there are seven weeks until the end of the year. Why not see how much you can improve your physique over the holidays, without depriving yourself of any holiday enjoyments or festivities? Just step up your expectations. Step up your standards. Step up your nutrition. Step up your training. Step up your action. Step up and accept the “Burn The Fat holiday fitness challenge” see what happens!

That’s right… the most exciting and motivating fitness competition of the year is about to begin again!

The 2nd Annual Burn The Fat Holiday Fitness Challenge Starts November 18!

Over the course of a “49-Day Burn” I’ll show you not only how to get in the best shape of the year, but eat delicious Holiday Food and enjoy yourself to the fullest at the same time. Best part: wait until you see the rewards for the winners!

But you'll have to act quickly. Registration is only open until Wednesday, November 24 (the day before Thanksgiving). The idea behind the contest is to include all three major holidays, and that means you'll be "competing" on Thanksgiving day. If you'd like to enter for a chance to win some amazing prizes, you'll need to register before then. At midnight Eastern standard time (11/24), the doors close, and no more contestants will be accepted.

Free registration for all of our body transformation contests comes with purchase of the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle system. Whether or not you decide to enter the challenge, you can still make a decision to be in better shape after the holidays. If you're ready to put a stake in the ground, and finally burn the fat while enjoying the festivities, then check out this video presentation about Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle.

Train hard and expect success!

-Tom Venuto
Author of
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle

PS. Most people wait until New Year’s to put any concerted effort into improving their body and their health. You may be now starting to realize that THIS is the best time of the year to make a decision, set some goals and commit to achieving them. Even if you decide not to officially enter the 2010 Burn The Fat Body Transformation Contest when registration opens on November 18th, even if it’s just for your own personal development…

THEY Took The Holiday Challenge:

How About YOU?

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT HOW YOU CAN TAKE THE BURN THE FAT CHALLENGE AND TRANSFORM YOUR BODY IN 49 DAYS

 

*The above reprinted with permission of the author

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Truth About Your Body Revealed In This Video

Do you know the one thing that supersedes talent, ability, knowledge, education, hard work, intellect, persistence or just about any other quality that one might have to achieve success?

It's also the one thing that has the capability of destroying every chance a  person can have at attaining success even if they are smart, good looking, persuasive, hard working and goal-oriented.

It's called a habit. A habit is defined as an acquired pattern of behavior that in most cases occurs automatically.

Our habits ultimately define our reality because the more we behave in certain way; the more we see results that are related to the behavior.

And since habits are often automatic, they're easy to form and the behaviors are easy to exhibit.

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If you look at what separates truly successful people from those who can't seem to catch a break on anything they do, you'll see it's their habits.

Successful people develop successful habits and unsuccessful people develop unsuccessful habits. It's that simple.

For thousands of years, people have been trying to crack the code to success but in reality, it's no secret at all.

It pretty much works like this: Thoughts>Decisions>Behaviors>Habits>Results>Reality.

If you look at it in reverse, your reality is nothing more than all of the results you experience in life. Your results are attributed to the behaviors you exhibit the most which are your habits which ultimately come from your thoughts.

That is why a person who practices habits or automatic behaviors that have a positive impact on their life can't seem to fail and people with negative habits either never get ahead or they sabotage everything good in their life at some point.

We see this more than ever when it comes to people's health. Right now, there is an obesity epidemic in the United States.

The reason behind it is simple. People haven't developed the right eating and/or exercise habits and so they try certain routines that are short-lived and ultimately wind up overweight again.

Dan Robey is the foremost authority on developing positive habits to achieve success and now he's teamed up with world renowned person trainer to the stars, Bill Hebson to create a uniquely powerful system which that can and will change your body like nothing else before.

This system is so unique that I can't really even explain it so Dan decided to put up a short video explaining the secret behind this phenomenon. At the end of the video, Dan is going to make a special announcement which includes a FREEE gift just for you so make sure you watch the video in its entirety.

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Talk soon,

Computer Posture: Are You Making Work Harder Than it Should be?

Is your computer posture correct? Do you suffer from neck pain, a burning between your shoulder blades, lower back pain, headaches, digestive problems, breathing difficulties, eye strain ... the list goes on. All of the above could be related to how you sit at your PC for hours at a time every day, barely moving, eyes fixed on the screen with deadlines to meet.

If you have adjusted the position of your chair, computer screen and mouse but still find you suffer from the conditions mentioned above? You’re not alone and for good reason. Whilst you can easily re-arrange your furniture it is not so simple to follow the instructions aimed at the human elements, that is, your body.

Following advice on sitting correctly, such as, sitting straight with the shoulders back etc, is not as easy as it sounds. This is because the majority of adults have developed a poor body concept. What does this mean? We have lost the art of natural poise and movement through our sedentary lifestyles. Your computer posture is just one situation where it can go wrong.

I have taught many people about movement and posture over the last 12 years and one issue that usually comes up is the matter of sitting at a computer. Many make the mistake of trying to sit up too straight and tighten their lower backs, causing more harm than good. As soon as people learn not to try and sit up straight, they find it so much easier!

Early warning signs that should not be ignored.

Any discomfort experienced at your computer is a sign you are doing something wrong. You may not be too concerned if the aches and pains you associate with your work disappear at weekends. But prolonged periods (and we could be talking years) of sitting in a poor position will alter your posture gradually until you begin to suffer all the time.

More serious signs that require you to take instant action are tightness or numbness in your fingers, hands, wrists, elbows or shoulders. This could soon lead to upper limb disorders, also known as repetitive strain injury (RSI). This is a difficult condition to treat successfully and in a many cases the sufferer has to change job completely to one not involving computers - not an easy career move to make in today's hi-tech world!

If you experience any of the above symptoms, talk to your Occupational Health Advisor or visit your doctor.

The longer these conditions persist the harder it will be to treat.

So your computer posture can have a huge influence on not only how productive you are at work, whether you get aches or pains, but also your body shape! You probably don't want to look old before your time, but if you pay little attention to how you sit at your PC you could be rapidly attaining the stoop normally associated with old age.

Remember, you don't have to sit up straight with your chin in, shoulders back ...it will only cause more problems in the long-term. Just allow your body to be poised and let the chair and floor support your weight and remember to take breaks away from you computer.

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Roy Palmer is a teacher of movement re-education and author of 7 Seconds to Pain Relief, secrets of lasting relief from back, neck & shoulder pain. He has helped back pain
sufferers, sports people and performing artists over the last 12 years. He is also the author of three books on the subject of performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation for athletes.

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Fitness Challenge Debunks Holiday Weight Gain Myth

FOR RELEASE 11-19 to 11-24............ CONTACT: Tom Venuto @ http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

Fitness Challenge Debunks Holiday Weight Gain Myth

To disprove the myth that weight gain is inevitable during the holiday season, thousands of people are signing up for a fitness challenge that tests their ability to become lean and fit between the end of November and the beginning of January.

For the Holiday Challenge, a fitness contest that begins just before Thanksgiving Day (contest registration ends on November 24th), participants can sign up at the Burn The Fat website (http://bit.ly/9KWLuL) where they can also track their exercise and nutrition regimens for 50 days. Those who slim down the most could win a Hawaiian vacation or other prizes.

The Holiday Challenge is the brainchild of fat loss expert Tom Venuto, author of the best-selling e-book Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle, and The Body Fat Solution (Avery/Penguin), as seen in Oprah magazine.

“Too many people buy into the news stories that say Americans will gain 5 to 10 pounds of body fat in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Venuto says. In reality, according to the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount gained over the holidays is much more modest, just over one pound.

“So the idea that everyone is going to pack on several pounds is clearly a myth,” Venuto says. “But people believe that myth and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

To turn the conventional wisdom on its head, Venuto is challenging the thousands who follow his Burn The Fat blog to not just maintain their weight but to actually lose body fat during the holiday season.

“No one consciously sets a ‘goal’ to get in worse shape over the holidays,” Venuto says, “They do it by default. Mentally, people accept the idea that it’s impossible to stay in shape because of all the parties, the family get-togethers and the tempting food, so they say ‘Why bother?’”

Once people resign themselves to thinking that gaining fat is unavoidable they are actually setting a “negative goal,” Venuto says. And, he contends, the only way to counteract that unconscious negative decision is to create a conscious goal to do the opposite: to get in better shape over the holidays.

As an incentive to those who take part in the Holiday Challenge (at http://bit.ly/9KWLuL), Venuto will award two grand prizes of a 7-day vacation in Maui, Hawaii to the overall winners in the men’s division and the women’s division.

Because the Holiday Challenge is a body transformation contest – and not simply a weight-loss competition – participants will be judged on how much they improve their body composition (the amount of lean body mass and body fat percentage). Contestants will also be judged on the visual improvement in their bodies (as illustrated by their “before” and “after” pictures), and the inspirational essay they must submit during the contest. In addition to the overall winners, additional prizes, (including IPods and Kindles) will be awarded to winners in other categories such as “Most Ripped,” “Most Inspirational” and “Top Team.”

During the Holiday Challenge, contestants must enter their body fat measurements, workout details and food intake (even on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) using a daily journal at the Burn The Fat Inner Circle website (http://bit.ly/9KWLuL).

But participants will need to do more than simply follow contest rules. They will also have to challenge the excuses and rationalizations that cause many people to fall off the fitness wagon during December.

“One of the most common excuses is ‘I’m too busy to work out over the holidays,’” Venuto says. “But no one is too busy for their highest priorities. Your health and your body have to become your highest priority – because without your health, you can’t enjoy anything else in life, including your family or the holidays.”

And those who want to be successful in the Holiday Challenge must also break out of the “either/or” thinking that keeps many people from reaching their fitness goals. “People believe they can either get in shape or they can enjoy themselves – but not both,” Venuto says. “But the truth is you really can enjoy the holidays and get in better shape at the same time.”

“Life is not an “either/or” proposition,” he adds. “It’s a matter of balance. And challenging yourself to achieve that balance is a great way to start the New Year!”

For complete details, prizes and entry requirements for the Burn The Fat Holiday Fitness Challenge go to: http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

For information about Burn The Fat, Feed the Muscle, the official fat-burning system of the Holiday Fitness Challenge, watch a complete video presentation at: http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

Saturday, November 20, 2010

World Renowned Trainer Makes Shocking Revelation

OK...I have something "VERY" special for you today.

It's my way of saying "thank you" to my subscribers.

You see, for the last 9 months, Dan Robey author of "The Power of Positive Habits" has been working on a new "Life Changing" program, along with a talented co-author
named Bill Hebson, and 8 other designers, editors and researchers.

I have seen it..... and all I can say is WOW!

It will change you from the "inside out" so quickly that in just a few weeks you won't even recognize yourself when you look in the mirror!

It is the MOST POWERFUL "Health and Fitness" program I have EVER seen!!

It will change the lives of millions of people, and it will change the way books are  published...forever! You will know what the meaning of a "Living Book" is.

It's that BIG!

Today the product is being announced to the world in what will likely be the biggest "Health and Fitness" product launch of its kind in history.

I asked Dan's co-author Bill if he could twist Dan's arm a bit and get him to add a special bonus for my subscribers...

Dan's response....."Are you Kidding Me!"

You see, what I asked Dan to give you as a bonus gift is BIG....very BIG. Dan said he would "NEVER DO THIS"...EVER!

Dan complained for a while, but guess what?

He gave in!

I really did not think he would do it ...but he did! What is the secret bonus gift? You can see it right now by watching Dan's short video below.

The video will "change your life" and the "Big Secret" is at the end of the video..you will LOVE IT!

This is my way of saying thank you to my subscribers!

I got you covered!

Watch the video UNTIL the end, Dan's BIG announcement is at the end of the video...you will be blown away!

Go NOW!

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To your Health!,

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Stay Fit Through the Holidays

By Doberman Dan

Here in the US, Thanksgiving is less than a week away and the rest of the holiday season is right around the corner.

And so begins the onslaught of cocktail parties, 7-course dinners and friendly "get-togethers" that occur more often than at any other time of year.

Out-of-town relatives will be visiting and you will be spending more time with your families and kids making it more difficult than ever to train regularly and eat a "normal" diet.

It's a challenge we all face every year but we can survive this festive season with just a little effort and a few adjustments so that we don't end up completely out of shape and 15 pounds overweight.

Otherwise, if we try to stick to our rigid routines, you'll be sure to disappoint Aunt Flossie and your pals at the office.

So, let's see what we can do to make it through this December.

My Top Eight Holiday Survival Tips:

  1. Cut your routine. You'll go crazy if you try to perform your whole workout without making it a little shorter. Plus you'll just frustrate yourself. Do fewer sets than you normally do for all your exercises.
  2. Focus on training the large muscle groups. Hit the big body parts and don't worry about the biceps, triceps, calves and forearms at every workout. Training the larger muscle groups will indirectly stimulate all those smaller muscles as well.
  3. If you miss the gym altogether do some calisthenics. Push-ups, sit-ups, crunches, chair dips, jumping jacks and pull-ups can help maintain your muscle tone until you hit the iron. Plus the change will give your joints a break.
  4. Eat a high protein snack and some fiber before going to any dinner party or social activity. This will lessen the chances of overeating by having something already in your stomach. A protein drink and/or some cottage cheese with something with fiber and bulk like an apple or banana.
  5. Don't drink any alcohol on an empty stomach. Besides it wrenching your stomach lining, it will send your appetite soaring causing you to stuff everything in sight down your throat. Plus food will slow down the absorption of the alcohol as well.
  6. Stop eating as early as possible. Try to stop feasting around 6:00 or 7:00 PM. The later you continue eating, the greater likelihood of storing all that food directly as fat.
  7. Drink water as often as possible during any event. This will help fill you up and keep your system hydrated, which helps you to eliminate all the wastes as quickly as possible.
  8. Don't miss taking your vitamins and minerals. This is the time you'll need all that extra immune support and antioxidant cleansing.

Have a Great Holiday!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Transform your body in 49 days and win a trip to Maui!

The 2nd annual Burn the Fat holiday Challenge has just begun!

Best body transformation in 49 days wins an all inclusive 6-night Hawaiian dream vacation to Maui.

Go straight to this web page for contest details:

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

Thousands of men and women have entered the last two Burn the Fat challenges, and this year may be the biggest burn the fat contest ever.

Some folks might be thinking "that's too much competition." But listen, This contest is unique. This is not like a bodybuilding or figure competition where the best physique - in absolute terms - wins.

In the Burn the Fat contest its about SELF IMPROVEMENT. that means relative improvement -  how much YOU improve, not how you compare to the next guy or gal... regardless of your body shape, weight or body fat today, ANYBODY who makes BIG improvements could win...

And you will be SHOCKED when you see how much you can improve in just 49 short days (take a look at the before and after photos on the contest page below):

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

The person in this fitness challenge contest who shows the most personal improvement from before to after both visually via photos and based on the numbers, in 49 days, is the person who will win. A fitness expert judging panel will vote.

What's more, we have sub categories with winners for:

* Most ripped
* Best body recomposition (fat to muscle transformation)
* Most inspirational
* Most supportive
* Top Team

Tom Venuto is giving away a whole slew of IPODS, IPADS, kindles autographed books and more for these winners. IN fact he's giving away more free membership time than ever before.

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

The grand prize winners get to spend 7 days and 6 nights in pure luxury at the 5-star Four Seasons resort on Wailea beach in Maui Hawaii!

But everyone is a winner in this contest because if you go through the holidays, ENJOYING THEM TO THE FULLEST,  while transforming your body at the same time, and if you are in better shape on January 1st than you are today, that makes you a winner whether you get awarded a prize or not.

This is the first announcement that the official contest page is now open and the challenge officially opened Thursday, November 18th, 2010

If you're not a member of the burn the fat inner circle family yet, then go get contest rules, regulations and registration details here

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

The contest entry deadline is Wednesday, November 24th at 11:59 pm EST but do not wait until the last minute to enter or you may risk getting locked out.

Some restrictions DO apply* - read the info page for details:

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

To your success,

Arthur M.

PS *  International, federal, state and local laws may apply. Contest is void where prohibited. Void for new customers in Vermont, North Dakota and Maryland due to state laws. Must be 18 and in good health to enter

Complete rules and regulations at:

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Fat Loss Blueprint is CLOSING (last chance)

If you’ve been paying attention to the last few updates I’ve sent out, then you know that you can absolutely use every single holiday dessert, party, and meal (starting with Thursday’s BIG Thanksgiving feast) to your advantage this holiday season in order to easily LOSE a massive amount of body fat over the coming six weeks, while everyone else is stuck gaining it.

And if you’re interested in doing just that, this is your absolute LAST chance to get the program that will show you *exactly* how it’s done before the price doubles and all the bonuses are removed at midnight tonight.

==> Cheat Your Way Thin + Holiday Bonuses (HALF price)

Bonus #1: The Strategic Holiday Cheat Calendar – A literal day-by-day blueprint for maximizing fat loss over the holidays, with each and every holiday already designated as a Cheat Day, so you don’t miss out on a single thing (except the holiday fat gain).

Bonus #2: The Cheat Your Way Thin Restaurant Guide – A complete guide to dining out to compliment the program and calendar, giving you hundreds of Cheat Your Way Thin “approved” recipes to enjoy while being social and dining out

And of course you’ll also get the original, complete Cheat Your Way Thin system to use at any point now or in the future.

The fact is this: you’re going to be doing plenty of cheating this holiday season regardless, why not get a system that turns that cheating into fast fat loss results?

And if you’re planning on chowing down on Thursday (11/25), perfect! You’ll already be following the program, because the calendar bonus starts in just one week with all the Thanksgiving goodness.

Don’t hold back this holiday season. Have at it. It’s one of the main reasons that you’ll continually find yourself leaner and leaner when you pick up (and follow) Joel’s program before midnight tonight:

Cheat Your Way Thin + Holiday Bonuses (HALF price) <== LAST chance

Happy Holidays!

Arthur M.

Burn the Fat Holiday Challenge is about to begin!

The 2nd annual Burn the Fat holiday Challenge 49-day body transformation contest is about to begin:

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

Tom Venuto is sending the overall winners on an all inclusive 6-night Hawaiian dream vacation to Maui.

Best part: You could be in the best shape of your life when you go, if you are chosen as the winner.

Thousands of men and women have entered the last two Burn the Fat challenges, and this year may be the biggest burn the fat contest ever.

Some folks might be thinking "that's too much competition." But listen, This contest is unique. This is not like a bodybuilding or figure competition where the best physique - in absolute terms - on that stage wins.

In this contest its about SELF IMPROVEMENT. that means relative improvement -  how much YOU improve, not how you compare to the next guy or gal...

ANYBODY who makes BIG improvements could win - regardless of what you weigh or what your body fat is today.

And you will be SHOCKED when you see how much you can improve in just 49 short days.

The person in this fitness challenge contest who shows the most personal improvement from before to after both visually via photos and based on the numbers, in 49 days, is the person who will win. A fitness expert judging panel will vote.

What's more, we have sub categories with winners for:

* Most ripped
* Best body recomposition (fat to muscle)
* Most inspirational
* Most supportive
* Top Team

Tom is giving away a whole slew of IPODS, IPADS, kindles autographed books and more for these winners. IN fact we are giving away more free membership time than ever before.

The grand prize winners get to spend 7 days and 6 nights in pure luxury at the 5-star Four Seasons resort on Wailea beach in Maui Hawaii!

But you see, everyone is truly  a winner in this contest because if you go through the holidays, ENJOYING THEM TO THE FULLEST, while transforming your body at the same time, and if you are in better shape on New Year's Eve than you are today, that makes you a winner whether you get awarded a prize or not.

Tom doesn't believe there are any "losers" in this challenge.

The official contest page is now open and the challenge official starts just hours from now at 12:01 am, Thursday, November 18th, 2010

If you're already a member of the inner circle, then you're already eligible to enter, no entry fee and no additional purchase required. Just log into the site and go straight to the holiday challenge forums

If you're not a member of the inner circle family yet, then go get contest rules, regulations and registration details here:

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

The contest entry deadline is Wednesday, November 24th at 11:59 pm EST and some restrictions DO apply - read the info page for details:

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL

To your success,

Arthur M.

PS * some restrictions apply. International, federal, state and local laws may apply.  Void where prohibited. Void for new customers in Vermont, North Dakota and Maryland due to state laws. Must be 18 to enter. Complete rules and regulations at:

http://bit.ly/9KWLuL