Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ab Exercise for Upper AND Lower Abs?

Have you ever been told to do one ab exercise (like sit-ups) for your upper abs and then another exercise (like leg lifts) to hit your lower abs?

Well, are those recommendations really valid?

Does it really work like that?

Well, apparently NOT.

Here’s what our friend and abs expert, Yuri Elkaim had to say about this subject:

“The fallacy in these recommendations is that the upper and lower abs that most people talk about - that 8-pack muscle group called the Rectus Abdominis – are innervated by the same nerves (the “thoracoabdominal nerves”)!

So it’s physiologically impossible to train your lower and upper abs separately.

The real trick is to focus on core exercises that integrate ALL of the muscles in your core – not just your 8-pack muscles – so that you develop better strength, stability, and tone from the inside-out.

Plus, by focusing on engaging all of your core muscles you avoid the possibility of creating or furthering muscular imbalances that can occur with traditional ab crunches and endless sit-ups.”

WOW!

How many other experts have told you that? Probably none.

So let me ask you a question…

If other “experts” are not telling you this, what else are they hiding from you?

Plenty. They don’t want you to know the right way to train your abs because if you did, you’d never have to buy another product from them again.

Plus, you’d probably know more than they do (you probably already do!)

That little tip that Yuri just shared with us is only a tiny fraction of the advice and expertise you’ll get from him in his new Amazing Abs Solution program.

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And that’s not to mention the 12 revolutionary abdominal workouts that you’ll be doing together.

I guarantee these “follow-along” video workouts will be like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They are quickly changing the way most people (and other experts) are thinking about abdominal training.

And that’s part of the reason why Yuri’s been taking so much heat from other people in the industry…for exposing secrets like the one he just shared with you and for showing you NEW and BETTER ways of training your abs.

Yuri’s new ab workouts are like nothing you’ve ever seen before and they’re producing amazing results!

If you want to finally feel great about yourself (and your stomach) and want to have the confidence to wear whatever you like, then now is your chance to finally do something that actually works:

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I wouldn’t miss this if I were you.

Arthur M.

P.S. WARNING: If you follow Yuri’s Amazing Abs Solution program, you’ll probably lose a couple inches from your waist simply by having properly trained those deep core muscles.

And let’s not forget about how much stronger your abs will feel and the amount of belly fat you’ll have shaved off!

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Amazing Abs Solution

It’s about damn time!

I don’t know about you…

But thousands of people (including myself) are super excited for the release of our good friend, Yuri Elkaim’s brand new Amazing Abs Solution.

Well, good news….

Today is the day!

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Yes, that’s right. You read it correctly.

Yuri’s celebrating the release of his NEW abdominal transformation program by giving you a $100 OFF it’s “soon-to-be” regular price.

This special offer ends this Thursday June 2nd and I would hurry so you can a head-start on sculpting that sexy stomach right in time for the warm weather.

After all, if you’re…

Tired of struggling with and feeling embarrassed about your flabby stomach fat…

Finally ready to feel comfortable enough to wear whatever you want at the beach or by the pool…

Then this is what you’ve been waiting for!

And if you want a set of quick workouts (and diet plan) that can help you achieve these goals without going to the gym, wasting hours out of your life, or ridiculous things that produce no results…

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Monday, May 30, 2011

More people got 6-pack abs with this than anything else

You're a subscriber to my blog and that's why you're one of the first people getting this invitation:

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It's about a special offer on the fat-burning system that has gotten more people 6-pack abs or "Brad Pitt in fight club lean" than any other Internet-based program.

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Sincerely

Arthur M.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

How To Build Muscle on a Vegetarian Diet

By Jason Ferruggia

There are usually four to five reasons why someone would become a vegetarian and they are:

- The negative effect on the environment and the contribution to global warming.
- The contribution to world hunger.
- The cruelty to animals issue.
- The fact that the thought of eating animal carcasses grosses them out.
- Health reasons.

The question that plaques many of us, however is, “how to build muscle on a vegetarian diet?” People often wonder if it can be done but I am here to tell you that it absolutely can.

So, how does being a vegetarian affect your ability to build muscle?

Probably a lot less than you would think or have been led to believe.

First of all, man was probably actually intended to be an herbivore and not a carnivore. Physiologically speaking, man has all the characteristics of an herbivore and none of the characteristics of a carnivore. We have the teeth, jaws, digestive enzymes, stomach acidity, and small intestine length of herbivores. Probably the most disturbing and nauseating of those is the small intestine length. Carnivores have a small intestine that is 3-6 times body length. This is because meat rots very quickly and needs to pass through the body very rapidly. Unfortunately, humans have a small intestine length of 10-11 times body length. What this means is that long after the meat has gone rotten, it’s still in your body decaying and contributing to untold number of diseases.

When you add in all the chemicals and other unhealthy substances that our meat contains these days you can see that eating meat might actually not be the best option for those interested in remaining healthy long into the future.

With that out of the way let’s get to the question of how to build muscle on a vegetarian diet. As I have mentioned plenty of times in the past, high protein diets are a scam. You don’t need all that much protein to build muscle. Although many people thought he was insane, Mike Mentzer first told me that during a phone conversation back in the mid 90’s. I asked him his thoughts on protein intake and he screamed at me “That’s the biggest scam under the sun! Nobody needs that much protein. Muscles are 70% water. The only reason you read about the benefits of high protein area because that’s what everybody sells! It’s all a lie, Jason!”

Say what you will about Mike Mentzer, but I think he was ahead of his time on that one and you have to respect his rebelliousness.

In all honesty, being a vegetarian will not affect your strength gains AT ALL. In fact it shouldn’t really affect your size gains that much either. As you know, you need a caloric surplus to build muscle. To do this as a vegetarian, you need to focus on good fats like nuts, oils and avocadoes, starchy carbs like oatmeal, sweet potatoes, pasta and brown rice and for protein sources you will be limited to dairy and fish (if you eat those things) or if you are a true vegan- beans, legumes, quinoa, soy, hemp protein, nuts, etc. Even though your protein will be lower than that of most meat eaters you can still build plenty of muscle.

Look at guys in prison. Walk into any state pen and take a look at the weight pit. You will see some of the biggest, most jacked guys you have ever seen. How many grams of high quality ion exchange protein do you think they eat per day? Very, very little, I can assure you that. Someone I know used to be a prison guard and told me of how big and strong the guys were. “How are they getting so big with no protein” I asked (this was back in the days when I was still brainwashed). He told me that he had no idea because all they had to eat was grits, fake potatoes, rice and a small serving or two a day of very low quality meat or a meat substitute. So maybe they were getting 90 grams of protein per day. Yet they were huge.

You simply do not need high protein diets to build muscle.

When it comes to adding muscle while maintaining bodyfat, this is the only place you may have difficulty. Because it will be impossible to get all the calories you need from veggies and fruits you are going to really need to pile down the starchy carbs like rice and bread. If you are lean, this shouldn’t be a problem. But since your insulin sensitivity is lower when you are fatter, you may have trouble staying lean by eating all those starchy carbs. This may slow down your size gains because you may end up looking like a fat slob in no time.

To combat this problem, I would recommend carb cycling the way a normal meat eater would do it. Have super high carbs on training days and limit your starchy carbs on non training days. Maybe one day per week, only have vegetables as your carbs and eat nuts, and beans and fish and eggs that day.

Building a great physique as a vegetarian is definitely possible. Bill Pearl and Clarence Bass were vegetarians and a couple other legendary bodybuilders were as well. My friend and colleague, Robert Dos Remedios, is vegetarian and is a lean 240 pounds and in incredible shape. Jon Hinds is a vegan, in his mid 40’s and is jacked and strong as could be. The greatest tight end in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez is also a vegetarian and obviously it hasn’t hurt him in the least.

Like the great Chuck D once said, don’t believe the hype. You don’t need 400 grams of protein per day to grow. You will progress just fine as a vegetarian. Good luck and train hard.

For more information on how to build muscle visit http://ferruggia.rxsportz.com

Jason Ferruggia is a world famous fitness expert who is renowned for his ability to help people build muscle as fast as humanly possible. He has trained thousands of clients during his 14 years as a professional fitness coach, including more than 500 athletes from over 20 different sports. Jason has written hundreds of articles for numerous top rated training magazines and websites and has authored four fitness books. He is also the head training adviser for Men’s Fitness Magazine where he also has his own monthly column dedicated to muscle building. For more great muscle building information, please visit http://ferruggia.rxsportz.com

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Muscle Building Cardio Workout

By Jason Ferruggia

My favorite muscle building cardio workout is to get up and go for a half hour walk before breakfast. I usually do this about four or five days per week and I do it for a few reasons. First of all, I do it for cardiovascular health. Too many people simply lift weights and ignore all the other components of fitness. I do it first thing in the morning because I know that if I start my day by checking email or doing some other sort of work the likelihood of me walking later in the day is very low. I get up and get it done immediately so it’s out of the way. Also, it increases my appetite and seems to stoke my metabolism for the day. This allows me to eat more with less likelihood of adding bodyfat. It also helps wake me up, clears my head, gives me time to think and packs my lungs full of fresh air, which is incredibly important during the winter when everyone around you is sick as a dog 24/7. I believe this is one of the many things I do that keeps me healthy.

There are a lot of hills in my neighborhood so it’s pretty easy to get the heart pumping. If you don’t live in a hilly area and are in decent shape you will probably need to wear a weighted vest or drag a sled. If you opt to wear a weight vest, which I do some mornings, depending on the route I take, be sure that you don’t get overzealous and add too much weight too soon. You have to remember that if you are walking for thirty minutes you are going to be taking a lot of steps. Each of those steps will add up to stress on your ankles, knees, hips and spine. So start with no more than ten pounds on the vest and try to keep the majority of the weight in the back instead of split evenly. Slowly, over time you can add a few pounds per week. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend ever adding more than 30 or 40 pounds to the vest if you are going to be walking for a half hour.

It should be noted that the more muscle mass you have the more calories you will burn when you walk. In fact, legendary bodybuilder and multiple time Mr. Olympia winner, Dorian Yates used walking as his only muscle building cardio workout to get him down to single digit bodyfat percentages before contests. That was because he carried nearly 300 pounds of muscle on his six foot frame. If you aren’t quite as jacked up as the Diesel, walking alone will probably never get you shredded. You are going to have to build more muscle or you are going to need some sprints and more intense methods to get the job done.

If you do decide to start walking on a regular basis for your muscle building cardio, please remember that one of the major benefits is getting outside and breathing heavy in the fresh air. Whatever you do, DO NOT walk on a treadmill. This is by far the most ridiculous invention in the history of the planet. There are roads, hills, sidewalks, woods, mountains and fields everywhere across the world. And there is no way that you can honestly tell me that you can’t find somewhere else to walk but on a treadmill.

Jason Ferruggia is a world famous fitness expert who is renowned for his ability to help people build muscle as fast as humanly possible. He has trained thousands of clients during his 14 years as a professional fitness coach, including more than 500 athletes from over 20 different sports. Jason has written hundreds of articles for numerous top rated training magazines and websites and has authored four fitness books. He is also the head training adviser for Men’s Fitness Magazine where he also has his own monthly column dedicated to muscle building. For more great muscle building information, please visit http://ferruggia.rxsportz.com

Daily Nutrition Planner

This printable nutrition planner is a simple and straightforward way to track your daily diet in an organized and detailed manner.

There are spreadsheets available for 5 daily meals, 6 daily meals, 7 daily meals and 8 daily meals, depending on which approach you are following.

Simply choose the spreadsheet that suits your individual situation based on how many meals you plan to consume each day, print off however many copies you need at a time, and then place them in a 3-ring binder for easy use.

Each individual sheet allows you to track:

• The date
• The food items/quantity consumed at each meal
• The total nutritional value per meal
• The total nutritional value per day

Enjoy!

http://www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/DailyNutritionPlanner.pdf
(Free downloadable PDF format report)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Mysterious Truth About Lower-Body Cellulite

Do you know this type of woman?

She looks great in her 'sexy jeans... She looks amazing in a form fitted skirt... and she actually looks like a 'hottie' in her workout gear... But when she's naked - she can't stand to look at her trouble spots in the mirror because of her cellulite...

A bikini is out of the question... the short little dress won't see the light of day... and her man is only allowed to "see her" with the lights off...

She doesn't know why she has it. She's heard so many different 'theories'. And she's wasted hundreds, if not, thousands on supposed 'cellulite treatments' - only to find more disappointment and frustration when her cellulite got worse, instead of better...

She may have even tried "the gym thing" - doing the same routine every other members does - again only to find the cellulite is still there...

She loves her weight, her size and even her shape... All she wants is to be cellulite free...

Truth be told there is only one proven way to get rid of cellulite. And yes, it is 'exercise' - but it's not just any old fitness routine... The effective way to banish cellulite is with a specifically structured, laser-targeted cellulite reduction exercise program.

In order for the program to deliver the desired results, it must include these six principles called, R.E.D.U.C.E.

R.E.D.U.C.E.

1 - Replace all 'weight and machine' lower body exercises with bodyweight exercises -- this may seem counter-intuitive to the mainstream 'fitness' approach to cellulite reduction - but its the main reason why it actually works...

2 - Emphasize the slowness of each repetition - This allows the whole muscle to be involved and properly engaged in each exercise - a key to lower body cellulite reduction

3 - Don't get caught up in the 'No pain - no gain' mentality -- this concept forces women to think "doing more is better" which is not the case. This actually prohibits the desired result of cellulite reduction and this is also where exercise related injuries occur...

4 - Utilize 'items' in your home for a complete lower body, anti-cellulite exercise program -- items such as a cushioned chair or couch, a firm ottoman, and a pantry step stool are ideal...

5 - Concentrate on moving from one exercise to the next with no more than 20 seconds between sets -- this is an important element for the cellulite reduction effect...

6 - Expect visible cellulite reduction to start within 3-5 weeks if you get your lower body sessions in three times per week (some women can get away with just two sessions per week).

It is widely known that cellulite affects women of all ages, body types, and body weights.

Unfortunately this allows for a lot of unscrupulous marketers of 'hyped up' products, to take advantage of desperate and hopeful women. They employ sneaky advertising tactics that prey on the emotional pain of this large target market - bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits year after year - WITHOUT delivering the promised results...

But even when a woman tries the 'exercise' approach to cellulite reduction - she usually falls victim of simply not being on a cellulite-specific exercise program... Hence perpetuating her constant battle with all the ways her cellulite affects her daily life, attitude and happiness...

If you've "tried everything" with no results to show for your efforts -take a close look at your exercise program (if you are on one right now) and see how you can incorporate the principles of R.E.D.U.C.E. outlined above.

Most of all just be aware that the only way to get rid of the 'orange peel' look of your 'problem zones' is by proper stimulation of the muscles directly beneath your cellulite areas - not with some 'bodybuilder' routine, not with a magical rub-on cream and not with a vibrating toxin releasing massage treatment.

Click here to watch a rare cellulite reduction video. When you see the photo of the 90 muscles in your lower body, you'll see why this all makes sense.

 

Truth About Cellulite

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Summer Fat Loss Suggestion

If your number one goal for the summer is fat loss... and, if you're interested in burning fat in the natural way, with no "mandatory" supplements, no pills, no drugs, and with no crash diets, fasting or starving, then here's a suggestion and recommendation:

Take a look at the special offer on Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle (aka "BFFM"):

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This is a fat burning program that's especially strong on the nutrition side of the equation.

It seems like none of the fat loss experts agree on anything these days, but if you surveyed 100 of them, 99 of them would probably concur that nutrition is the number 1 factor for maximum fat loss.

That's because no matter how effective your training program is, if you mess up with your eating (and eat above your necessary calorie level) you still wont lose any fat.

Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle is also VERY strong on the goal setting and motivation side of fat loss success.

Again, the experts argue all the time about what's best for fat loss, but no one can disagree that if you’re not motivated, you won't follow the plan you already have. And if you can't follow the plan, you can't get results.

So if you want something natural, something that's not extreme, that focuses on what's most important: nutrition and the motivation, then be sure to take a look at this:

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This program was written by a bodybuilder, but as all the success stories on the website show, this "burn the fat" method has a 10-year track record of working well for all kinds of regular people even if they have no interest in "body-building."

The reason you should take a look at this today is because getting started on "Burn The Fat"  today gets you entry into the "Burn The Fat" summer body transformation contest, which is great for your motivation.

The person who makes the most improvement between their "before and after" over the summer wins an all expenses paid trip for two to Maui.

And since its judged on personal improvement, that means just about anyone could win (if you have room for improvement, you could win and you know what they say... the biggest room in the world is the room for improvement)

Its also one of the most popular fitness contests on the web today. Thousands of people do it every year (the summer contest is only once a year).

The main website for the "Burn the Fat" program is here:

http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

And if you're the competitive type or just the type of person who likes a challenge, the information for the Burn the fat summer contest is on this page:

http://bit.ly/jZOaGQ

By the way, they pick a male and a female winner and some of the winners and finalists in past years were between 40 and 60 years old - pretty inspirational

Good luck!

5 most harmful pain medicines... (do you still take these?)

Here's an article you must read as soon as possible if you or a loved one are using any type of pain medication, whether over the counter or prescription:

The 5 most dangerous pain medicines... <--- Click Here

Advil, Aleve, Bayer, Celebrex, Demerol, Motrin, Naproxen, Oxycontin, Percocet, Tylenol, Ultram, Vicodin...

...which ones are safe and which can be not only harmful, but deadly?

The 5 most dangerous pain medicines... <--- Click Here

Constipation... Dizziness... Drowsiness... Headache... Heart Attack... Internal bleeding... Liver Failure... Nausea... Stroke... Vomiting...

The Five Most Dangerous Pain Medications

One study estimated over 16,500 people die each year from medicines like these, while another found one popular drug people are 3.4 times more likely to have a heart attack while taking the recommended dose!

So how are you supposed to deal with pain effectively without putting your health, or life, at risk?

Find out now, and tell your friends:

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I know you value your health and the health of your loved ones more anything, so please read this as soon as you can.

Stay safe,
Arthur M.

P.S. Once you're done reading this article, you're going to want to send it to everyone you care about, it is that important... use Facebook, Twitter or email them with a link to this article.

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It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words! If you want to know more about this program simply click on the graphic!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Weight Training Log

The single most important tool when it comes to stimulating muscle growth and strength gains from week to week is a workout logbook.

Regardless of what type of workout plan you are currently using, whether it’s a HIT program, high volume program or something in between, the ultimate deciding factor for making steady increases in muscle size is making steady increases in the amount of weight you are able to safely handle on all of your exercises.

In order to accomplish this as quickly and efficiently as possible, you absolutely must keep a written record of every single workout that you perform and then strive to improve on those numbers from week to week.

The workout log sheets below will allow you to track:

• Date & muscle groups trained
• Time & mood prior to workout
• Exercises performed
• Sets performed
• Weight used and reps executed
• Additional notes about each workout

http://www.healthybiz2000.com/rxsports/WeightTrainingLog.pdf
(Free downloadable PDF format report)

Muscle Building Meal Plans

These meal plans are just a small sample taken from the complete 84-day plans that come with Sean Nalewanyj’s best-selling bodybuilding success kit, “The Muscle Gain Truth No-Fail System” available at http://bit.ly/lVh4Yz.

The complete system includes the best-selling e-book, “The Truth About Building Muscle”, along with detailed workout plans, video lessons, audio courses, recipe & smoothie books, progress tracking tools, private forum access and much more.

It also includes the 84-day meal plans which come fully loaded with a variety of eating schedules for workout and non-workout days, including full grocery lists and food substitution charts.

Inside the Muscle Building Meal Plans folder you'll find 9 separate plans ranging from 2000 calories to 6000 calories. Download one or all of them (free) and see if this isn’t something you would like to continue using.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Metabolic Resistance Training and Conditioning

Anytime you use supersets or circuits and train with an elevated heart rate and insufficient recovery you are doing metabolic resistance training (MRT). But the metabolic resistance training used by Turbulence Training readers is different. In this new Turbulence Training metabolic resistance training workout program, you'll get 4 workouts, broken down into two components.

Now over to fitness expert, Craig Ballantyne, to explain why metabolic resistance training is so important for fat loss.

"What is Metabolic Resistance Training"
By Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS, CTT 
http://bit.ly/kRTwSk

What the heck are these metabolic resistance training workouts that everyone keeps talking about for fat loss? Well, you've probably heard the term because the internet is buzzing about this type of training for fat burning.

After all, gone are the days of slow cardio for weight loss. Heck, even interval training is starting to get passed over. All in favor of this specific type of workout called metabolic resistance training.

It's really exciting though, to know that we can build muscle and lose fat at the same time, while getting lean and even having ripped six-pack abs thanks to these short, burst workouts. And you don't need fancy, expensive equipment. Instead, you can focus on using bodyweight exercises, dumbbells, kettlebell exercises, or even TRX exercises.

Let me explain in this short, fun video with a few examples:

 

Anytime you use supersets or circuits and train with an elevated heart rate and insufficient recovery. You are doing metabolic resistance training. But the metabolic resistance training used by Turbulence Training readers is different. I've modified the heavy metabolic resistance training and also incorporated metabolic resistance conditioning using lighter resistance, and less rest.

In this new Turbulence Training metabolic resistance training workout program, you'll get 4 workouts, broken down into these two components. Two workouts of heavy metabolic resistance training and two workouts of metabolic conditioning. The heavy workouts are done first, and are followed immediately the next day by the conditioning workouts.

I'll be writing a lot more about metabolic resistance and conditioning workouts in the future to help you lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. That's the beauty of the system; not only do the fast-paced, short burst workouts help you burn a ton of calories, but if your goal is muscle building, you can do that too.

Until then, get ready to use a few new exercises and a few training methods we haven't used before to elevate " in-workout and after-workout" calorie burning.

It's all about working your metabolic systems for maximum calorie burning, while only permitting yourself to have incomplete recovery. These are the intense workouts you've been looking for. No more slow, boring, monotonous cardio workouts that take forever. Those days are over.

So be prepared to hear a lot more about MRT and metabolic lifting and conditioning workouts. And again, you aren't limited to machines or weights. You can do these workouts with almost any equipment, and even with bodyweight exercises only, as my bodyweight cardio circuits have proven.

You'll have a total blast even doing these types of programs at the park with your TRX and kettlebells and bodyweight. You'll be so much better off than being stuck in stuffy gym with machines. And make sure to watch my video to find out why MRT might even be better than traditional interval training.

Times are a-changing. The entire fitness industry is going through a revolution where we move away from bodybuilder and cardio bunny workouts. And that's a good thing. Doing less cardio and eliminating little isolation exercises, such as crunches, from your routines will help you get results fast.

Get started with the Turbulence Training Metabolic Resistance Training workouts here.

You now have a fun, four-day program that will get you ripped and give you the body that you deserve.

Train hard but safe with new MRT workouts.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

http://bit.ly/kRTwSk

Give Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) a chance and I think you’ll see outstanding results.

Body Recomposition: Transforming From Fat to Muscle

Body Recomposition: Transforming From Fat to Muscle
by Tom Venuto

Weight loss contests, especially the Biggest Loser, where obese people drop insane amounts of body weight - like 10, 15 or even 20 lbs in a week - have become extremely popular. Many people say they get incredibly inspired and motivated watching these huge weight losses take place right before their eyes.

I agree that fitness contests are a powerful motivational catalyst. But I also believe that there are some fatal flaws in contests that encourage rapid “weight loss.” That’s why I finally decided to host my own body transformation contest - the “Burn The Fat Challenge”…

But Our Contest Was NOTHING Like The Biggest Loser…

Our fitness contest is different because it’s a "body composition transformation" contest - not just a “weight loss” contest.

If you’re not hip to what “body composition” means, then the results of our first contest are going to blow your mind: Josh, the men’s champ, and Ryan one of the top finalists, both only lost one pound.

You might be thinking, “what kind of weird body transformation contest were you running where the winner and the finalists only drop a pound?”

Well, it might seem weird if you thought success at body transformation ONLY meant dropping large amounts of weight on the scale, but…

What About The Difference Between Fat Loss and Weight Loss?

What if you gain muscle while losing weight? Think about this - if you gain muscle in a weight loss contest, you get penalized, right? But shouldn’t you be REWARDED for gaining muscle as well as burning fat? Wouldn’t that be the ultimate prize?

That’s the fatal flaw of “weight loss” contests: Most people are obsessed with scale weight but don’t pay any attention to their body composition - the all-important fat-to-muscle ratio.

Of course, some of the contestants in our last Burn The Fat Challenge contest DID drop a lot of weight - 14, 19, even 26 lbs in only 7 weeks (49 days). In our upcoming 98 day challenge those amounts could be double that. But the person who drops the most pounds is not necessarily voted the winner in the Burn The Fat Challenge.

Some contestants became winners because they made astonishing improvements in their muscle to fat ratio, even though they didn’t lose much weight.

For example, Josh lost LESS than a pound because the solid new muscle weight replaced the fat weight. He looks leaner AND more muscular, but the scale hardly changed at all!

How Gaining LEAN Muscle While Losing Fat Helps Women Get Fit, Sexy and Bikini-Ready…

The Burn the Fat System works for women too, and replacing fat with muscle is EXACTLY what most women need, but aren’t getting, because most women are worried about getting “bulky.”

Women who don’t train for more muscle are making a BIG mistake! What most women don’t realize is that if you strip off fat AT THE SAME TIME as you put on lean muscle, you don’t get bulky - you get strong and sexy!

The idea that women who gain muscle will look bulky or masculine is completely false (except for women who take anabolic steroid drugs, and I would NEVER recommend that!)

One of our female champs, Sarah, gained an astonishing 7 pounds of muscle during one of our previous Burn the Fat contests. Her body transformation puts to rest the idea that women get bulky from gaining muscle. They also reveal why the scale can play tricks on you…

Sarah actually GAINED a pound of bodyweight according to the scale, increasing from 119 to 120 pounds, BUT her body fat decreased from 19% to a ripped 12.6%.

These results are definitely not typical. Most people don’t lose 7 pounds of fat weight and replace it with 7 pounds of muscle weight in 7 weeks. More typical results might be 1-2 pounds per week of fat lost (7-14 pounds in 7 weeks) and, if you do everything right, 2 or 3 pounds of muscle gained at the same time.

However, these body composition transformations do show what is possible with hard work, a goal, support and accountability.

3 Things You Must Know To Make Body Transformations Like These

My fat burning programs have helped dozens of men and women lose over 100 pounds, and up to as much as 256 pounds. I’ve published their success stories on the Burn The Fat Website, in the burn the fat newsletter and in our famous success story interviews at the Burn The Fat Inner Circle.

Why then, did I share the success stories above, where there was virtually no “weight loss”, instead of 100+ pound massive weight loss stories - the kind so popular on TV shows today?

There are 3 major reasons:
1. I wanted you to see real-world proof that it IS possible to gain muscle and lose fat at the same time…
2. I wanted you to realize the difference between weight loss and fat loss…
3. I wanted you to finally give up the notion that weight loss is the only goal that matters

You may have a lot of weight to lose (body fat), but weight loss is not all there is to a body transformation.

Some people are not seriously overweight, but they are seriously unhappy with their bodies.

Whichever is your situation - you want to drop 40, 70 or even 100+ pounds, or if you don’t need to lose a lot of weight but you want to firm-up, lean-out and re-shape how your body looks, here is the perfect chance for you to do it.

We hold two Burn the Fat Body transformation contests per year. Our winter contest (the holiday challenge is only 7 weeks (49 days) long and takes place over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New year’s Holidays.

We are running another transformation contest over the summer of 2011.

It’s NOT a weight loss contest - it’s a “BODY COMPOSITION TRANSFORMATION CONTEST.”

If you choose to enter and accept this challenge, you will take a “before” photograph of yourself no later than May 25th

You will also record your body weight AND your ULTRA-IMPORTANT body fat percentage. The body fat test will then tell you how much of your weight is fat and how much is muscle.

You may lose a lot of weight, or you may lose only a little. However, the winners of the Burn the Fat challenge will be chosen based on the following:

1. The improvement in your body as seen in your before photo compared to your after photo.
2. The improvement in your body composition (the fat-to-muscle ratio)
3. The essay you will write about your experience at the end of the 98 day contest.

For full contest details, including information about the grand prize trip to MAUI, check out this page of the burnthefat.com website:

http://bit.ly/jZOaGQ

The contest entry deadline is May 30th - mark your calendars now!

Tom Venuto
Author, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle
http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

P.S. Register before Wednesday, May 25th to get in the best shape of your life and a for a chance to win a trip for two to Maui, Hawaii:

http://bit.ly/jZOaGQ

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Perfect Workout For Busy Gyms

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
http://turbulencetraining.rxsportz.com

Imagine you’re about to workout and suddenly notice it requires two different dumbbell weights or two different machines, used back to back without rest (a superset).

Now this sometimes isn’t a problem, but usually the gym is busy, making it virtually impossible to quickly get through the workout as it was intended. UGHH!

So what are you supposed to do?

Well, you could…

Stockpile dumbbells around your bench - this will surely anger others around you.  Plus, with the gym so busy to begin with, you probably wouldn’t be able to grab more than one set of dumbbells anyways.

Ask someone if you can work-in with them on a machine, or borrow their dumbbells. Since you’ll now be accommodating someone else’s workout, you’ll inevitably have more rest time, and ultimately lengthen your own workout. Now while these suggestions can work, they’re NOT recommended for those who want maximum results in minimum time.

And so that’s precisely why I designed Turbulence Training 2K6.

With this workout at your disposal, you should be able to use the same dumbbell weight for pairs of exercises in a superset, or you’ll find that I’ve combined a dumbbell exercise with a bodyweight exercise.  So you’ll no longer need to change your weight or get new equipment for the second exercise.

Plus, if you want either a little variation from the traditional interval training workouts or just simply an off-day workout, then you’ll love the “Total Body Ten” bodyweight workout that I’ve also included in the program.

I’m pretty sure neither of the two scenarios listed above sounded very appealing, especially if it’s results you’re after.  And when all is said and done, TT 2K6 is a great way to help you overcome busy gyms. In fact, you’ll be flying through these workouts so fast that you probably won’t even know how packed the gym is!

About the Author

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

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Diet Solution Program

The Diet Solution Program promises a complete and comprehensive weight loss program that will not only help you lose body fat, but guarantees you increased energy, health and vitality all at the same time.

With so many weight loss programs out on the market and on the internet today, what makes this program any different than all the rest?

Before we get to the program, let’s take a look at the expert behind this program. Isabel De Los Rios is a nutrition and exercise specialist with 10 years of experience helping clients reach their ideal weight and tackle conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol. Isabel has a very extensive educational background in nutrition and exercise physiology. Her personal experience with her own weight struggles and her mother’s severe diabetes led her search for the BEST nutrition information available today. The Diet Solution Program is a result of her 15 year study and research.

I’ve also talked to Isabel about her training and education background, and I’ll be honest, it was impressive, unlike other so-called “health experts”, who are just following main stream nutrition programs. Isabel provides her readers with the truth: the facts most people have never taken the time to research, read and decipher.

Plus, Isabel has been a nutrition and exercise specialist for the past 10 years and has personally worked with hundreds of clients in her own private facility, overseeing successful weight loss programs. This hands on experience with real people solidified the facts and principles she had learned in books, journals and from other health professionals. The proof was really in the results of real people.

In fact, Isabel’s articles are pretty radical when it comes to her nutrition principles which is why her approach works when main-stream nutrition fails. So if you are looking for the same old nutrition theories taught in every other book and program on the market today, this is not the program for you.

Now one of the biggest questions about the program is simply, “What is The Diet Solution Program?” Well according to Isabel, it is the most comprehensive and detailed nutrition manual available on the market today. Not only does it teach you exactly what principles you need to follow to finally reach your ideal weight, it gives you the meal plans, shopping lists and recipes to do so. It does not push some extreme, unreasonable way to lose weight. It actually teaches you how you can make this healthy way of eating into a lifestyle. And if you have ever attempted to lose weight in the past, you know that the only way to maintain it is to make it a way of life. The best part about Isabel’s program is that this new way of life is not some torturous eating regimen. She really shows you that you can eat delicious food, combined the right way, to lose weight and maintain it.

One of the best side effects of the whole program is the increased health and vitality that every participant experiences. Decreases in blood sugar levels, lowered cholesterol, increased energy, elimination of digestive discomfort and cleared skin conditions are just some of the few benefits other people have already experienced.

Now realize that some effort from you will be required, but Isabel has really done all the hard work for you. Included in her program is:

Step by step action steps telling you exactly how to put the principles in place
Detailed daily meal plans that make everyday eating easy
Shopping Lists to make food shopping a snap
Delicious Recipes to make everyday meals tasty

The manual is comprehensive. Jam packed with incredible and valuable information. But you don’t need to wait to get through the whole thing before you can start. You can use Isabel’s Quick Start Guide to start the program ASAP. Some people have even just used the quick start guide and lost 10-15lbs in a little as 6 weeks.

The Diet Solution Program is not just another weight loss scheme or extreme diet. It is truly the only way to lose weight and enjoy a lifetime of health. The Diet Solution Program is perfect for people who have struggled with their weight their whole life and are sick and tired of programs that just don’t work long term. The DSP is also perfect for people who want to take control of their health and reverse health conditions like diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.

If you’re in the slightest bit curious, I recommend you look closely at Isabel’s program. I was very impressed with all of The Diet Solution Program meal plans, the bonuses, the guarantee, and Isabel’s expertise. For the money, it’s the best deal in the weight loss industry – so much better than diet pills! And remember…

Isabel De Los Rios’s The Diet Solution Program is backed by a 60 day money back guarantee. And this is a real guarantee… if you are not completely satisfied, you will receive your money back, no “ifs,” “ands,” or “buts.” So you really have nothing to lose.

 

Friday, May 20, 2011

TT Beginner Workout Package + Monthly Membership

In this workout package, you save over 80% on two beginner abs sculpting workouts, TT Total Torso Training 2K10 and 2K11, AND they get two zero-equipment bodyweight workouts, Bodyweight Cardio 3 and Bodysculpting for Women. PLUS, you receive 30-days free access to the exclusive TT Member's Area where you’ll get personal help from Craig on your diet and exercise program.

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Does your food make you burn MORE fat? (article)

I've got a very interesting article to share with you today. It’s from fat loss cooking experts Dave and Karine from MetabolicCooking.

In this article, you will learn:

1. Why most "healthy" cookbooks use ingredients that actually make you fat.

2. How to ensure your meals are optimized for fat loss!

3. What to do so your meal plan doesn't hit a fat loss plateau.

I'm telling you, this is GOLD!

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Is your food making you FAT or burn MORE fat? (article)
By Karine Losier & Dave Ruel

If you've tried fat loss diets before and have used a variety of weight loss cookbooks to try to lose body fat, then you very likely know by now that those fat loss diets and the "healthy" cookbooks that go with them don't work.

What is it about them that makes successful weight loss so difficult to achieve?

Well for starters, most "healthy" cookbooks are NOT designed with high Metabolic Thermo Charge ingredients. They are not using the metabolic powers that certain foods have to make your body burn more body fat. Instead, they use ingredients with very low thermogenic effect.

Why does this matter? Because the Metabolic Thermo Charge of food stands for how many calories your body will burn just by breaking down the nutrients each time you consume a certain food.

Most people have absolutely no idea of the power some of these foods have over the fat burning processes that go on inside the body, and so they never really think twice about them. BIG MISTAKE.

For example, simply consuming high-quality protein with most meals will naturally burn off more calories and move you closer to your target weight. Lean protein has a very high "Metabolic Thermo Charge". Spices also have a strong thermogenic effect on your body. Combining certain foods together, such as chicken and turmeric, with help you burn more fat after you eat it.

Interesting, right?

But that's not all. Another thing to consider is whether or not your so-called “healthy” cookbook has a real structure. Too often, cookbooks are just a bunch of recipes thrown together at random – you pick and choose what you feel like eating at that point in the day. That is NOT going to make you burn fat faster!

Having a structure is mandatory if you want to rid yourself of stubborn fat. That's why we developed a quick and easy "Metabolic Nutri-Profile" system for all our recipes, so you can see precisely what nutrients you're taking in, which ensures that each meal makes the most of your metabolic rate.

Don't make the mistake of venturing into the food jungle without your compass!

So we’ve talked about the food and the structure of your eating plan. Sounds like we’ve got it covered, right? NO!

Ever followed a diet to a “T” and all of a sudden noticed that you stopped losing fat?

This is called the Metabolic Adaptation Phenomenon. It occurs at that point in your diet when your body knows precisely what it's getting in terms of food and has fully adapted to it. When it reaches this state, your metabolism slows down and fat loss screeches to a halt.

In order to avoid the Metabolic Adaptation Phenomenon, you have to vary your nutrient intake regularly, shocking your body as time goes on. This keeps it guessing and ensures your metabolism stays on high at all times. Having a wide range of fat loss recipes at your fingertips makes avoiding this frustrating condition a breeze!

Now you know the REAL score when it comes to fat loss and dieting! Be sure to watch out for these three sneaky saboteurs next time you make the decision to lose fat!

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I told you this was great info, right?

Dave and Karine know everything it takes to be successful when it comes to burning fat faster. And in Metabolic Cooking, they provide you with a huge collection of awesome fat torching recipes that will:

1. Help you burn fat faster with the help of specific Metabolic Thermo Charged ingredients

2. Efficiently structure your meal plan with their simple and effective "Metabolic Nutri-Profile"

3. Fight the Metabolic Adaptation Phenomenon.

If you struggle with food or nutrition, Metabolic Cooking is your knight in shining armour.

http://fitcooking.rxsportz.com <------- Recipes that burn fat faster!

Talk to you soon!

Arthur M.

P.S. You don't have to cook meals that make you FAT anymore:

==> http://fitcooking.rxsportz.com

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Can a person achieve great muscle-building results with just three meals a day?

How to Gain Muscle Mass on 3 Meals a Day
By Nick Nilsson

For those who work for a living, it can be extremely tough to get the 5 or 6 meals a day often recommended. I've got a plan that can help you get the calories you need on
limited time (and appetite!).

Three square meals a day...breakfast, lunch and dinner. Can a person achieve great muscle-building results with just three meals a day?

Absolutely...and I'll tell you how.

It's all about meal timing and quantity.

Before I get started, please note it IS very true that you're better off eating smaller, more frequent meals, both for muscle building and fat loss. I'm not going to argue with that.

The problem arises because many people simply CAN'T get more than 3 meals day.

Here's my solution...

1. Plan to train in the late afternoon/early evening, if you can. For our meal timing, this will be the best option.

2. Have a moderately large breakfast...eggs, oatmeal, broccoli...whatever else you normally eat. Breakfast is the second most important meal of the day (for our purposes here, at least) and it's not going to be your biggest.

3. Have a medium-sized lunch...at this point, you're looking to not overload your digestive system with food (you already did that with breakfast) because you'll be training fairly soon.

4. Do your workout and have your post-workout shake.

5. DINNER is going to be your biggest meal of the day. Because your body is primed to take full advantage of whatever you eat after training THIS is the time to load up. You should get at least half your days calories or more in this meal...overloading calories like this is extremely anabolic and your body will thrive on it.

6. Next day, repeat.

That's the plan! It's nothing complicated, of course, but I've been using this type of eating and training schedule for a long time and it's been extremely effective for me.

If you can squeeze in a few small snacks during the day, go for it! But if you don't have time for 5 or 6 meals a day, don't stress about it. Your body can cope and you can definitely still make great progress!

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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, May 18, 2011

TT Burn Fat At Home Package + Monthly Membership

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Simple Sugars and Bodybuilding

by Morris Mendez

The simple carbohydrates, or simple sugars, are most prevalent in our modern society. Tons of simple sugars in their various forms are consumed everyday. Sugar and highly processed refined carbohydrates comprise an estimated 60 percent of the total dietary intake of the average person. The calories from these foods are considered "empty calories," high in fat, and poor in nutrition, as they force the body to use nutrient reserves to digest themselves. The generous intake of simple sugars in the diet causes a lot of problems for the average American.

Notice what happens if you get too much sugar - it is stored as fat! When the average diet contains far too much refined, simple sugar, it is no mystery why the average person is fat. Too much sugar will make you fat. A lot of people try to avoid fat in their diet, and rightfully so, but sugar can also cause serious fat problems, especially when it is taken in high quantities. Does this apply to a muscle-building program? You bet it does! Super-champion bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger points out. "One thing every bodybuilder (or individual concerned with the ultimate welfare of his body) ought to do is cut highly refined foods and food products from his diet. Do yourself a favor. Start eating foods that will give you quality and vitality. Replace all refined sugar with honey. Avoid cakes, pies, candies, French fries and packaged snacks. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fresh fruit." These highly refined sugars that Arnold mentions will hinder your muscle-building program because sugar does not build muscles! Excess sugar is stored as fat, which hides your muscles. It also ties up your digestive system which should be focused on protein instead of sugar. Sugar, which has four calories per gram, gets into your system rapidly and increases your blood sugar level. This is bad because it allows your fat cells to accept calories in the form of fat. Therefore, it is not good for you if you want to put on massive muscles instead of massive amounts of fat. Remember, we want to increase muscle size as opposed to just body size. Excess sugar will put on body size but it will detract from muscular production.

Is all sugar intake bad? Should simple sugars be eliminated altogether? No. There is a time for simple sugar intake. Right after a hard workout is the time to load up on simple sugars. It is necessary to repack the glycogen stores which have been depleted during the strenuous workout. Some research indicates that the ideal time for the intake of simple sugars is between 15 and 30 minutes after a workout. Others say that the "window of opportunity" is up to two hours after a workout. So if you have a sweet tooth, this is the time to satisfy it. It is a great incentive to get through a workout. A fitness writer notes that "immediately after a workout, and I mean immediately, a bodybuilder would do well to ingest something that is high on the glycemic index. A rapid insulin release, such as that elicited by eating a high-glycemic-index food, particularly after a workout, would be like giving yourself a shot of an anabolic hormone. You see, insulin has the capacity (and the process isn't completely understood) to stimulate protein synthesis in general and the utilization of glutamine and branched-chain amino acids in particular. Insulin also has the ability to block protein breakdown, which is exactly what you want after a grueling microscopic-tissue-tearing workout."

Simple sugars are effective right after a workout. They refuel the body and prevent it from using precious protein for energy replacement. Basically, the only time you should ingest simple sugars is right after a workout. Beyond that, the intake of excess simple sugars will be stored as fat and act as a deterrent to building massive muscles. Occasionally indulge yourself with a "junk food day" but make these treats rare. Remember, you are not training for the couch potato Olympics. You are trying to pack on muscle mass.

The diet of the average person is comprised of approximately 60 percent sugar and highly processed refined carbohydrates. These should comprise less than 10 percent of the bodybuilder's diet and should primarily be taken directly after a hard workout to refuel the depleted energy stores.

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Discover The Amazing Secrets Of Mo Mendez, A Pro Natural Bodybuilder That Gained So Much Muscle Mass He's Actually Been Accused Of Taking Steroids.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Are Your Cells Starving For Oxygen?

Do you take Tylenol or Advil to help with headaches and those everyday nagging pains?

Your doctor will probably never tell you this, but when you take common pain relievers you’re creating a new problem...

You’re cutting off oxygen to your cells.

Pain pills like Advil and Tylenol work by reducing the inflammation that causes your pain, but they do it by hi-jacking your body’s natural ability to heal.

Instead of letting your body isolate the injured area with scar tissue and allowing your body’s natural inflammation fighters to go to work, pain pills short-circuit the process and force your body to put down layer after layer of scar tissue.

It’s all the extra scar tissue that blocks blood flow and chokes off the red blood cells that deliver oxygen. Take enough of these pills and you starve your cells for oxygen. 

But you can wipe out pain and inflammation naturally... without drugs. 

You can get that same “back to normal” feeling no matter what’s causing your pain. You can relieve everyday pains as easily as more serious problems like chronic joint and arthritis pain.

And here’s the kicker: This natural pain reliever is something your body already makes on its own. 

Let me explain.

Years ago, a medical doctor from Columbia University discovered that when the body was reacting to pain, the bodies of younger adults responded by flooding the painful area with something called “proteolytic enzymes.”

That’s why your body was so strong and resilient back in your 20s... and more to the point, PAIN FREE.

But here’s the problem. As you get older, your body’s supply of these inflammation-fighting enzymes drops dramatically.

That means the older you get, the harder it is to get rid of your pain.

Now here’s the good news. You can take more of these “proteolytic enzymes” whenever you want. And they work just as well as pain pills... and in some cases, even better.

My friend and colleague, Jesse Cannone is the founder of the Healthy Back Institute. He’s helped over 165,000 people in 85 countries get lasting pain relief without drugs. And when he showed me the research on these pain-fighting enzymes, I was impressed.

Proteolytic enzymes have a natural anti-inflammatory effect and silence minor everyday aches and pains, all the way up to the more stubborn pain you get from arthritis, bad joints and chronic back problems.

It’s a safe option, too. You never face the risk of side effects.

Enzymes are well researched and have a long-standing track record. Here are just a few of the published results:

•    A study published in the Journal of Medicine, Science, Sports and Exercise found that “proteolytic enzymes have therapeutic effects in the treatment of inflammation and soft tissue injuries.”

•    Another study from the Institute of Cancer Research in Vienna found that, “a combination of proteolytic enzymes and herbs were effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis.”

When I talked to Jesse, he told me stories of his clients getting fast, effective relief from his enzyme formula called Heal-n-Soothe™.

Here are a few of their letters:

“As effective as prescription drugs, but MUCH SAFER..."

“As a pharmacist with a keen interest in natural supplements I can safely say I've seen it all. But for patients with pain who are looking for an answer outside of dangerous prescription medications, I have only a handful of recommendations. Heal-n-Soothe™ is on that short list.  It's not only as effective as prescription anti-inflammatories, but is much safer. And, unlike other supplements on the market, Heal-n-Soothe™ really is free of any fillers or colorants. It truly is all natural.  The point is this: if you're sitting on the fence about other options to treat your pain you owe it to yourself to give Heal-n-Soothe™ a fair shot. You'll be happy you did.”  -- Dr. Curtis Alexander, Registered Pharmacist, Montana

“WOW! Huge difference… I stopped taking painkillers!”

“All I can say is a big WOW and thank you. I have only been taking it for 4 or 5 days, but have noticed a huge difference. I stopped taking my strong painkillers, which I was taking every day and at the full limit allowed. I feel 'almost' normal again.”

-- Angela Jaggs, England, UK

“Heal-n-Soothe™ gave me a new PAIN FREE life!”
“Just a note to tell you how much your Heal-n-Soothe™ has helped me in just a week.  It is working very well. I have a crooked spine and sciatic nerve problems. Your product has given me a whole new life that is PAIN FREE. I can actually golf now. It has made a big difference in my life. Thank You... Thank you !!!!!”  -- Sandra Marginet, Michigan

You can get the same kind of fast, drug-free relief Jesse’s patients get, without spending a dime.

As a regular reader, Jesse is offering you a FREE bottle of Heal-n-Soothe™ with no strings attached. All you have to do is click HERE and give him your address.

Here’s the only catch: Jesse has a limited supply of Heal-n-Soothe™ so I urge you to take advantage of his generous offer RIGHT NOW.

Heal-n-Soothe™ relieves arthritis and back pain, and comforts sore muscles and joints. It also helps you recover quickly from a workout, a round of golf or even a long day shopping.

This is one of the few non-drug pain relievers that actually works, and I believe it can really help you.

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7 Mental Tricks To SUPERCHARGE Your Exercises and Get More Out of Every Rep You Do

By Nick Nilsson

Stuck in a rut? Hit a plateau? It's time to stop phoning in your workout and put some BRAINPOWER into action.

One of the most common issues I see with people in the gym, ESPECIALLY those who are having trouble getting results, is a lack of mental focus on the exercises they're performing.

Sure, they're going through the motions and in a lot of cases even lifting a substantial amount of weight...but what they don't realize is that by really engaging their BRAIN in the act of lifting they could be getting MUCH better results with the same amount of effort.

So to help with that, I've put together a list of my favorite "mental notes" for some of the most common exercises in the gym...using this can make an immediate difference in your exercise performance and even add some substantial weight to your lifts!

1. Bench Press - Push Your Body Through the Floor
Instead of focusing on pushing the BAR away from you, try imagining as though the bar is stationary and you're pushing your BODY down through the floor. This mentally changes the bench press exercise from an open-chain movement (where the resistance is moving and your body stays stationary) to a closed-chain movement (where the hand or foot is fixed and cannot move and your body is all or part of the resistance, like a push-up).

Closed-chain movements are more effective for muscle fiber activation and by at least MENTALLY changing the movement to a closed-chain exercise, you can potentially achieve some of the benefits of it.

2. Deadlifts - Fall Backwards
When doing a straight bar deadlift, as you're pulling the bar up your shins, mentally picture yourself falling/shifting your weight backwards as you're pulling up. This helps improve the leverage of the lift, using your bodyweight to help get the bar up. When you just pull straight up, you don't get this advantage. And wear long socks or pants if you don't want deadlifting "battle scars" up and down your shins because that bar should stay as close to your legs as possible :)

3. Squats - Pull Down on the Bar
To lock your torso and core into the squat, grip the bar HARD and pull down on it as you squat. Imagine like you're trying to bend that bar in half over your back. This locks the back muscles into a more solid position and helps stabilize the torso during the squat. This is especially critical as you start moving heavier weights in order to protect your spine.

4. Seated Cable Rows - Push Your Sternum into the Handle
To really maximize the contraction in the lats and other upper back muscles when doing a cable row, when you come to the top of the movement, instead of focusing on pulling your shoulders back and in (which is still effective, don't get me wrong), actively try to push your sternum (breastbone) into the cable handle. I find this gives an even stronger contraction than trying to pull the elbows in as it gives you a goal in FRONT of you to focus on achieving. The back contraction then happens automatically.

5. Barbell Curls - Push Elbows Together
At the top of a standing barbell curl, hold that position for a few seconds and try this...push your elbows together as though trying to touch them together. Because your hands are locked onto the bar, I find this increases the contraction by attempting to increase the degree of supination of the forearm. Even though it may not actually increase the supination, the act of TRYING is what will force the greater contraction.

It works because the OTHER major function of the bicep muscle is supination (elbow flexion is the first), which is basically rotation your hand from a palms-down position to a palms-up position. This elbow trick at the top works that supination function.

6. Seated Dumbell Shoulder Press - Bring Your Chest Up to Meet the Dumbells
When doing this exercise, as you lower the dumbells into the bottom position, I want you take a deep breath in and try to mentally focus on bringing the chest UP to meet the dumbells while keeping your shoulder girdle DOWN. It's important when doing this that you bring the dumbells ALL the way down as far as you can...until they almost touch your shoulders.

This trick will force you to reduce the weight you're using but it's going to work the actual shoulder muscles twice as hard and take the emphasis off the triceps, which tend to take over in the shortened range of motion that most people gravitate to with this exercise (because they can use more weight).

It works by increasing the amount of stretch that gets put on the deltoids at the bottom - shoulder girdle down and chest up is what does it. It'll be humbling at first but work with it and your shoulder development will SKYROCKET.

7. Stiff-Legged Deadlifts - Raise the Toes and/or Paw the Ground
This exercise is notoriously hard for people to feel the hamstrings working. I used to have this problem myself for a LONG time so don't feel bad if it's happened to you. I've got two techniques for this one...one is actually physical and the other is mental.

The physical trick is to elevate your forefeet...I usually use foam wedges or a couple of 25 lb plates. Set your heels on the floor and set your forefoot area on the raised edges of the plates, similar to a calf stretch...and this works BECAUSE it puts a stretch on your calves. Now do the exercise. I felt this in my hamstrings the very first time I did it.

The mental trick is to imagine pawing the ground with your feet as you start the lift. Think of a bull about to charge and it's pawing the ground....essentially, you're to activating the hamstrings at the hip by attempting to produce forward motion. Since you're planted on the ground, you're not going to be going forward but the mental intention to move forward will result in hamstring activation.

And if you put BOTH of these tricks together, your hamstrings will be SINGING when you're doing SLDL's :)

CONCLUSION:

Give these mental tricks a try next time you train any of these exercises and you'll know what it means to LOOK like you're doing everything the same yet FEELING like you're doing a completely different exercise.

I can promise you'll feel your muscles working a way they've never worked before and you will BLAST past strength and muscle plateaus.

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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, May 16, 2011

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