Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FREE BOOK (The 7 Day Back Pain Cure): A Must Read

I have a really amazing fr*ee resource that I want to share with you today.

I just finished reading a book about back pain that I think is one of the most important books that I have ever read about living pain fr*ee. 

The principles in this book are so simple and yet so critical to understand to make sure that you live your life without back pain, neck pain or any other type of physical pain. 

The book is called "The 7 Day Back Pain Cure" and the author of the book Jesse Cannone, is actually giving it away right now for fr*ee for a limited time.

Check out what he's doing and how you can get a copy by clicking on this link:

I've actually known of Jesse for a long time because he's known as the "back pain relief guy" but I'm kicking myself in the butt for not having read his book sooner.

I would have never expected a back pain guy to have such a thorough understanding of the mind body connection the way that Jesse does. 

Jesse really breaks down all of the reasons for how back pain is caused, what all the "typical" options are for treating it, and tells you exactly how to eliminate any existing back pain you may have and how to prevent any future back pain.

I personally don't have any back pain but I'm glad I read this book because it gave me a wealth of knowledge that I didn't previously have on how to avoid it.  :)

Jesse is also going to donate $1 to your choice of charity; either Habitat for Humanity or when you pick up a book today (even though he's giving you the book for fr*ee). 

Here's the link again to get your copy:

Enjoy the book and let me know what you think of it when you're done (which will likely be in a few days if you're like me and can't put it down).  :)


Arthur M.

How to Eat for More Energy

You've been lied to!

You've been told that to have more energy you need to drink coffee, energy drinks, and load up on sugar.

Some "authorities" have maybe even gone so far as to suggest that there are specific foods that boost your energy.

Finally, we can put an end to all this madness and these erroneous claims thanks to a great article I just read here


Arthur M.

PS. You'll probably be as surprised as I was to learn how making this ONE simple adjustment to your diet can start giving ALL-DAY energy.

Read it here

Family Fitness and Vacation

When a lot of families plan vacations, the deciding factor can often be how relaxing the location is, what attractions are nearby and how good the nearby restaurants are. However, in order to have a fun and relaxing vacation, one doesn’t necessarily have to lie around and do nothing. There are many vacations that can be fitness-focused and still be fun and relaxing. However, you may be surprised to learn that these vacations don’t require you to be involved in intense exercise classes, they can be other fun and exciting vacations such as the examples listed below.

Going on a Camping/Hiking Trip – The trick to going on a fun fitness-focused camping trip is to plan it out. Many people hop in the RV and drive to a camp site for RV’s, park and don’t do much for the entire length of their stay. However, if you are looking for a vacation that focuses on fitness, you need to plan out where you’re going to camp and what you’re going to do in advance. Plan activities such as white water rafting, hiking or kayaking as these activities, and others like them, require physical activity and exercise.

Visit the Beach – Thousands of people plan their vacations around ocean-front properties located on famous beaches around the world. There isn’t any reason you can’t do this for your fitness-focused vacation. However, you will need to make a few changes in the normal beach-goer’s routine that consists of eating too much food and lying on the beach sunbathing.

Instead, you should look for fun activities to participate in. For instance, go horseback riding, rent bicycles and ride along the boardwalk or in nearby neighborhoods, take surfing lessons, go hiking or go on regular daily walks on the beach. There are plenty of activities to do that will force you to get your exercise at the beach…and have fun, so take advantage of them!

Go Skiing – Skiing is one type of vacation that can be fun for everyone involved, even those who have never skied before. The majority of ski resorts offer lessons for beginner skiers. The great thing about skiing is that it’s a ton of fun as well as exercise. In addition, when you get tired of skiing you can always go snowmobiling, sledding or snowboarding.

Check In To A Dude Ranch – Dude ranches are a lot of fun. While they are resorts, they offer visitors a unique experience of being part of a traditional Western ranch. You and your family will learn about (through doing) the chores that go into making a ranch work/run properly while participating in a number of other physical activities to ensure you get adequate exercise. If you enjoy horses, you will love the opportunities you have to go horseback riding on the ranch. And, if you have children, many of these resorts provide activities for them that may include swimming, crafts, horseback riding and more.

Next Wednesday: How to Teach Kids Healthy Habits

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cut Out the Fluff Exercises And Get More Results, Faster

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

You’ve probably used or at least seen a Bosu Ball in your gym before (those blue half balls with one flat side), but what you might not know is that they’re really just fluff exercises.

What do I mean by that?

Well, let me share a personal story with you…

Tony, a personal trainer and former client of mine, came to me one day asking for help. You see, Tony’s a pretty fit guy, but his personal training business had started to pick up, leaving him with less time to workout. So we reviewed his program together and I immediately noticed it contained too many fluff exercises.

Tony needed maximum results in minimum time and Bosu Ball training wasn’t going to cut it.  So what I ended up doing was designing him two workouts that essentially included only the most effective exercises for gaining muscle and losing fat.

In fact, the first superset of 1-leg squats paired with dumbbell chest presses alone was more effective than an entire Bosu Ball workout.  And the second workout challenged him to one of the hardest upper body workouts he had ever done. So you can just imagine how happy Tony was with his new workout program.

And this is just Tony’s story.

I realize working out is often a huge struggle for many of you, either because you don’t have the time, or you’re growing frustrated with the lack of results.

But with the two workouts I’ve designed in Turbulence Training 2K5, one total body and one upper body, combined with newer, advanced interval training programs, you’ll discover a workout program perfectly suited for today’s busy lifestyle.

So, if it’s maximum results you want in the minimum amount of time possible, then this is a program tailored just for you.  

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

TWICE the muscle in 40 Days! (Here's how...)

Unless you just landed from Mars, you've probably been watching and hearing A LOT about my good friend Ben Pakulski's brand new 40 day program - MI40 where you'll learn how to DOUBLE your muscle gains with the scientific significance of the number 40 in it's application to muscle growth:

40 days!
40 minute workouts!
40 second sets!
40 second rest periods!

The number 40 is the MOST optimal number for the most critical muscle-growth variables and for the very first time it's been organized into 40 days of structured and progressive workouts. Today the program just went live and you can read about 5 uncommon ways to IMMEDIATELY double your gains here :


Three Reasons MI40 Is Completely Different...

1. MI40 is the ONLY muscle program that focuses on the conscious INTENT to create TENSION in the muscle with the use of Intentions. Adding Intentions to your movements PROVES that there is NO SUCH THING as a "weak" or "lagging" body part and teaches you how to FEEL the muscle ensuring growth. Ben includes SEVEN hours of instructional coaching so you can learn how to fully SHORTEN & LENGTHEN every muscle through it's full range of motion on every respective movement. Info that was acquired from being around the worlds brightest coaches, therapists and doctors the past 14 years! 


2. MI40 is different than every other run-of-the-mill program by introducing Ben Pakulski's trademark NOS Technology - an intensifier to ensure you never finish a workout wondering, "Did I do enough?" or "Did I do too much?" NOS optimizes your testosterone levels to immediately see growth. 

3. And finally, MI40 guarantees you'll maximize the muscle-to-fat ratio (the majority of test subjects actually LOST body fat on the system) and keep your abs the entire 40 days with Ben's Three-Phase Nutrition. (BTW... if you're eating carbohydrates 1-2 hours BEFORE you workout than you're DECREASING your workouts performance - this is the most cutting-edge nutrition research you'll find).  Ben did not become one of the top 15 bodybuilders in the world by reading the same old rehashed muscle & fitness info you can find anywhere.  Come on!

And the BEST news?!

As of today, November 29th, the MI40 System private $30 OFF launch-sale is now OPEN, and YOU are invited via this discounted link: Your Private $30 OFF Invitation


A few IMPORTANT things you need to know:

1. As mentioned, to celebrate the "Official Release" of the MI40 System, Ben is offering a $30 OFF launch-only discount until midnight at Friday.

2. Duh! MI40 is NOT for everyone!  If you believe you need perfect genetics, require performance-enhancing drugs, don't gain muscle easily, require hours in the gym, must be naturally strong, access to a fancy gym, must consume piles of supplements, too old, too young or think you have tried it all... click away right now. MI40 is NOT for you.  MI40 is HARD and is not a magic-bullet solution.  It will require you to bring the BEST version of YOU for the entire 40 days.  This is not a "laid back" approach to gaining muscle. If you're looking for a "easy ride" - go back to dreamland.

But if you're ready to put in some hard work and take a precise and scientific approach to your training & nutrition then MI40 will literally change your body and your life FOREVER... and it'll do it FAST:


3.  VERY IMPORTANT (TODAY ONLY) - While the $30 OF launch-sale price will run until Friday midnight, there is a rare opportunity to get coached by Ben (a legit $500 Value) for anyone who responds quickly and orders TODAY (Tuesday). 

The Fast Action Bonus - if you order today (Tuesday only) , you will get invited to a closed-door coaching call with Ben Pakulski & Vince Del Monte. Try to get Ben on the phone and you're looking at $250 an hour for a consult and MI40 customers get 2 hours of VIP COACHING to answer your personal muscle, fat loss and fitness questions.

The best part about working with Ben is that he DOES believe there is a RIGHT and WRONG way of doing everything. He will NEVER just say, "Well it works for me..." in response to your question but will give you a IN DEPTH and INTELLIGENT answer so you UNDERSTAND the science behind everything you do. You'll learn why Ben is coined "The Thinking Man's Bodybuilder" and you'll gain a wealth of new understanding on this call.

Order MI40 today and you'll gain access to this call at NO ADDITIONAL COST!  You'll get your $30 discount AND $500 Bonus if you act today:


In short, there is A LOT of BS when it comes to muscle & fitness and you've been taken for a ride for too long.  Today that ride ends and you're about to get the research-based FACTS on how to gain TWICE the muscle in HALF the time - if you're up for an intense 40 days that is! 

You're gaining FOURTEEN years of Ben's knowledge for an investment that works out to LESS than the price of a 2 pound tub of protein powder!

After reviewing the entire MI40 System, I strongly recommend you grab yourself a copy. It gets my 110% endorsement and - by far - the BEST muscle info I've seen in a VERY long time.


Arthur M.

P.S. There is A LOT of eye-opening information on this page and he goes into depth on the 5 irrefutable reasons you'll never make gains and how to fix 'em.

Plus, if you have questions about MI40, at the bottom of Ben's page there is a detailed FAQ section that will make sure this the right decision for you.


Monday, November 28, 2011

"Mysteriously powerful" for fat loss, fitness and health [DOWNLOAD]

* "The 5th Element": a "mysteriously powerful principle (report download v2.0 ready)

* Cyber Monday special:


You may have heard about something mysteriously powerful for Fat Loss called "The 5th Element."

If you haven't heard of it, and you'd like to tap into a sort of "results accelerator" for your fat loss and fitness program progress, this is going to blow you away:

Download Tom Venuto's 5th Element Report (PDF) (May need to try the link several times…server apparently very busy)

If you have already heard of it, unless you are certain that you are using this element to the absolute maximum, this 2nd version (5th element 2.0) is now available for you to re-read, and give some thought to how you can use this more effectively:

Download Tom Venuto's 5th Element (v2.0) Report (PDF) (May need to try the link several times…server apparently very busy)

Tom Venuto has already seen this change thousands and thousands of lives, but he is also always eager to hear new feedback, so let him know what you think after you've read it.

Train hard and enjoy! 

-- Arthur M.

Real Strength – What Do You Want To Accomplish?

As Told To Critical Bench by Mike Gillette

Over the years I have trained everyone from military and law enforcement personnel, executive bodyguards, competitive fighters, to regular guys looking to get strong.

And along the way I have helped all of them attain some pretty incredible results.  But for most people, the whole idea of strength training is pretty subjective and seems to mean a lot of different things.

So before we start talking about exercises, programs or techniques, I need to make sure that you understand just what I mean when I talk about strength.

So my first order of business is to define just what strength is and my approach to building it.  After all, we need to be on the same page, speaking the same language, so stay with me…

For me, the whole idea of strength starts on the inside and moves out from there.  It’s all about what you want to accomplish.

Many people talk about strength but what they’re actually talking about is the visual approach to training.  Meaning… they just want to look good.  Now I don’t have anything negative to say about that, it just holds absolutely no interest for me as a singular goal.

So when someone tells me they want to ‘get in shape’, I have to ask them what they mean by that.  What does ‘in shape’ mean to you?  What’s the desired outcome… the end goal?

I have had some people look to me because they want me to tell them what their goal is.

So I have to draw things out further and say, “Okay, what do you want out of life?” “What do you want from your relationships?”  “What do you want from yourself?”

Now why do you suppose I would ask such questions? Why would this have anything to do with strength?

Here’s why… If you want everything you can get out of life, you need to be strong.  If you want long-term, healthy relationships you need to be strong for other people.  If you want to achieve anything meaningful in life for yourself you need to be strong for YOU.

Here’s the thing… just looking good doesn’t get anything done in this world.  A spray on suntan and a nice set of abs can’t do anything.

Capability is what counts…  Performance is what counts.   So getting strong, really strong, is what gives you the ability to make yourself and your corner of the world better.

I have a saying… “Don’t pump iron, become iron.”  And this what I want you to do… to become like iron.

Become strong so you can start making the world a better place.  You need to remember that your body is designed to do this, to adapt, to get stronger and stronger.

So let’s get to work making your body fulfill its intended purpose.

What Is “Savage” Strength & Why Do You Need It?

As Told To Critical Bench by Mike Gillette

In preparing for this book project, I reached straight for Webster’s Dictionary.  The reason was to provide a clear frame of reference regarding my ideas about strength so that everyone can understand them.

So here is what Webster’s says about strength, what it means to me, and how I apply it in the real world…

First and foremost, strength is defined as “the state of being strong.”  This makes sense, right?  But the definition expands from there, stating “the power of resisting attack… impregnability.”

But what does that mean specifically?  Well, start by thinking about the word ‘impregnability’ and imagine having the ability to resist attack and go from there.  Think for a moment about the sorts of things that you actually are attacked by.

You get ‘attacked’ by other people’s attitudes and situational circumstances.  And of course you can also be attacked by actual hostile aggression.

There’s an old expression; “Weakness invites tyranny.” While that expression is actually about politics, this same idea plays out on the street all the time.  We might refer to this as ‘the politics of the street’.  It’s the whole bully dynamic where a bully perceives weakness in another person.  This perceived weakness emboldens a bully and causes him to harass or even attack the other person.

But strength introduces stability into a situation… It calms things down.

Strength often prevents the different kinds of attacks that you experience every day.  Now let’s look at another example…

Strength also provides the power to resist stress, meaning it promotes what I refer to as ‘durability’.  What kinds of stress are we talking about?

Well there’s physical stresses such as discomfort, illness or fatigue and even emotional stress.  And if you think about the words I just listed, they are all in opposition to the very idea of strength.  They literally sound like opposite terms.

But possessing strength is what allows you to handle those things, to be durable.   Strength is also about the capacity for effective action, we can call this a ‘show of strength’.  Remember what I just said about perceived weakness and how it invites trouble?

Well projecting the capacity for effective action, really projecting it, can make trouble go away.  Now this is fundamentally different than puffing out your chest and acting like a jerk.  That kind of thing invites trouble.

People who do that are actually projecting insecurity or instability. Those things never calm a situation down.  A strong man doesn’t have to do anything, and often doesn’t even have to say anything.  He settles things down simply by showing up.

And if the other people around him decide to make poor life choices..?  Well, those choices may require some effective action.  A strong man can deliver that action but he doesn’t do it out of anger and he doesn’t do it out of an inability to control his emotions.

A strong man simply does what needs to be done.

There’s an old Samurai saying that speaks to this, which states; “Only the strong can show mercy.”  This is absolutely true.  Mercy, which is a pretty noble quality, can only come from someone who is strong.

If you are weak, the best you could do is beg for mercy.  And I don’t think anyone reading this wants to be a weak person.

The last thing that Webster’s says about this subject and this is really important, is that having strength means having the ability to maintain a moral or intellectual position firmly.  Now think about that for a moment.

In this day and age… so enlightened and politically correct, almost nobody is willing take a stand or actually stand for anything.  We’re so concerned about being tolerant that we tolerate almost anything.

It’s a rare person anymore who maintains their own ethics and their own sense of morality, and it takes strength to do that, real strength.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What you need to know about back training...

Back we've been talking about that the past few days and I've received a lot of questions about Nick Nilsson's new book "The Best Back Exercises You've Never Heard Of."

Well, I've got answers!

Nick has put together a list of some of the top questions he's been getting about the book and the 145 very cool back exercises found within.

If you've got any questions, they're probably answered here!


1. Are these back exercises just for men or will they work for women, too?

These exercises work GREAT for women. In fact, there's nothing sexier than a sleek, muscular back...and these exercises will develop that on your FAR more effectively than the standard back exercises.

Your muscles will develop according to your FEMALE genetics and hormone levels. Most women simply DO NOT have the hormonal capability to develop big, thick, manly back muscles, so don't even worry about that.

The harder your work your back, the BETTER it's going to look.

2. Are these back exercises okay for older trainers...50+ years old?

Absolutely! Your muscles don't know how old they are but the DO know how effective your exercises are at stimulating growth and strength.

Here's the other thing to consider...these exercises will help you be much more time-efficient in the gym, making better use of every set and rep you do. As you get older, recovery can become more of an issue so it's critical you use exercises that get the job done most efficiently. And that describes these exercises exactly.

3. I'm a beginner...are there exercises I can use in this book?

Yes, there are! This book contains a wide variety of exercises that can be used by total's just a matter of choosing the appropriate resistance for your ability level.

Some of the exercises are intended for a more advanced audience but even if you just started training yesterday, you're going to get a LOT out of this book and start yourself on the right path for ensuring GREAT results in your future back training.

4. Do I need any special equipment to perform these back exercises?

I do have some exercises that utilize a power rack, cable machines or training bands so to use those obviously you'll need that equipment. I've also included a full section in the book on recommended back training equipment and accessories that can choose to work with or not.

I'm all about simple equipment...the best exercises are the ones that don't really need a whole of fancy stuff and most back-specific machines aren't great anyway.

5. Are these exercises going to make me look stupid in the gym?

I hate to break it to you, but ANY exercise you do incorrectly in the gym could potentially make you look stupid in the gym :). These exercises are different, absolutely, and if you're scared of looking different (even though you'll get MUCH better results), then this is not the book for you.

If you're willing to set that fear aside and try some of these unique approaches, I think you'll soon find that all those people you were worried about looking stupid in front of are now copying YOU and doing the exercises from this book that they see you doing.

The bottom line is you really want to spend your whole life worrying about what other people think when most of the time, they more worried about what YOU think of THEM? Don't shortchange yourself like that. If you do what 95% of the people in the gym do that doesn't work, you're going to LOOK like those 95% of the people in the gym.


6. How do I use these exercises in my regular workouts?

The nice thing about these exercise is you can very easily substitute them DIRECTLY into you regular training. If your program calls for a chin-up, then select one of the many chin-up variations found in the book. Same goes for rows, deadlifts, name it.

All of these exercises are variations of similar movement patterns to the exercises you already know...they just use different setups, angles, equipment and execution to change and improve how they affect the muscles of the back.

I hope that answers any questions you might have about those 145 unique back exercises.

As I mentioned before, this is very effective'll discover some how to really target your back with some seriously good (and insane) exercises to develop it to the maximum.


Arthur M.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

New exercises = a bigger, better back...

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


Click here to check it out now:


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

"How do you come up with these insane exercise?" (and yes, people DO use the word insane when they write him!)

Here's his response:


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

Sometimes I take equipment and look at it in completely different ways. Where one person sees a bench press machine, I see a shoulder press, a leg press, a calf raise machine, curl machine, row machine.

Sometimes, I'll challenge myself to work every single bodypart while limiting myself to just one piece of equipment.

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

The real key to remember is that these crazy exercises I come up with aren't crazy for no reason...they're extremely targeted to their purpose, whether it be working the maximum anatomical range of motion of the lats in one exercise (with my Full-Range Pulldowns) or changing the angle of pull on a standard exercise to change the focus of it (like in my Seated Lean-Forward Barbell Shrugs).

Plus, I want you to have FUN when you're in the gym, while getting better results! You're going to put a lot more effort into things and have a WAY more motivation to train hard when you're trying new things and having a good time doing it.

I have to say, the #1 thing people tell me after using the exercises from my books is that their motivation to train simply went through the ROOF! Some people have literally had to STOP themselves from spending too much time at the gym because of how much they're enjoying the new exercises!


That pretty much says it all!

And the cool thing is, you can actually check out and try out those two exercises (and several more!) that Nick mentioned above right on his site.

So if you want to build a GREAT back and the regular exercises just aren't getting the job done, you really have GOT to check this stuff out. This link below will take you right to the sample exercise page:


Arthur M.

P.S. Be sure to sign up to receive even MORE back exercises on that sample page...Nick told me he has another four exercises lined up right now for those who do, with plenty more on the way!

Big Boned

By Karen Sessions NSCA-CPT

When it comes to changing your body there is a lot you can do with what you have been given, but in the end, you are still stuck with your genetics.

Good news though! You can change the shape of your body through specified nutrition, precise training techniques, and adequate rest for recovery to ensure proper muscle growth. To do this, you need to identify your personal characteristics.

There are three main body types:

  1. The Ectomorph - Better know as the hard-gainer

  2. The Mesomorph - Referred to as the genetically gifted

  3. The Endomorph - Known as big-boned

Rarely is someone specifically one or the other of the three main body types. Many times people will be a mixture of categories, possessing traits of two or more.

In light of that, there are also six subcategories to the three main ones, which are endo- ecto, meso-ecto, endo-meso, ecto-meso, meso-endo, ecto-endo. However, the point of focus on this article is endomorph, those who are big boned and have a difficult time trimming down.

While we are assigned our genetics, you must remember that a number of factors influence them, such as insulin response, metabolism, length of limbs, muscle insertions, type and number of muscle fibers, joint size, fat cells, hormones, and digestive responses.

Build a Feminine and Muscluar Body!


The endomorph is large, has a wide bone structure, high waist, and a slow metabolism. This body type is round and soft, and has small hands and feet. The limbs are short, with the upper arms and legs larger than the lower part of the arms and legs, making the physique appear somewhat stocky.

General weight gain and muscle gain are easy, though fat loss is slow and difficult. The endomorph stores more body fat, which hides muscle gains. The goal for the endomorph is body fat reduction and muscle retention. The working factor to produce results is to increase the metabolism with exercise and proper nutrition.

Resistance Training

Resistance training should involve hitting each muscle group once a week with moderate to high intensity and no more than a minute rest between sets. The idea is to boost the metabolism.

A wide range of variety in the training and changes in the routine every six weeks helps to keep the body in shock and responding. This body type is best to choose three different exercises per body part and shoot for four sets in the 12-15 repetitions range.

In addition, shocking principles work well too, such as drop sets, super sets, negatives, twenty-ones, static training, etc. Always keep the body off guard with your training for continual progress.

Example of Weight Training:

Monday : Chest, shoulders, triceps, and abs (light cardio)

Tuesday : Cardio

Wednesday : Legs and calves

Thursday : Cardio

Friday : Back, biceps and abs (light cardio)

Saturday : Cardio

Sunday : Off

The cardio after training is optional, however recommended for fat loss.

A Certified Natural Female Bodybuilder Tells All Her Muscle Building Secrets!!


The endomorph needs frequent cardio sessions to help prompt fat loss. Focus should be on aerobic conditioning. Engage in cardio 4-6 times a week for 45-60 minutes. Usually, the endomorph is a sugar burner and will find that doing long duration cardio at a moderate pace works well.

Another cardio variation that can be implemented once or twice a week is High Intensity Interval Training, also known as HIIT. This is just a form of cardio where you vary moderate and high intensity.

An example is, walking for two minutes and then light jogging for two minutes. Keeping this back and forth cardio rotation works well. This prevents cardio-adaptation and keeps the body off guard. If cardio and training are performed during the same session, cardio should be incorporated after resistance training.


Nutrition is important for the endomorph. This body type should be cautious of high complex carbohydrate intake, although carbohydrates are needed. The endomorph should eat smaller, more frequent meals to keep the blood sugar level stable and the metabolism high. Carb-cycling works well for this particular body type.

Also, it is important to NOT skip meals. Doing so will only slow down the metabolism.

Shoot for one gram of protein per pound of lean body mass and 1-1.5 grams of carbohydrates per pound of body weight and lower the carbohydrate amount slightly each week.

Keep the fat intake at 20% and increase it slightly when you decrease complex carbs.

The best way for this body type to get the excess weight off is to eventually bring the carbohydrates down to the lower end of the spectrum. This body type should include a wide variety of non-starchy vegetables, complete protein, and some essential fatty acids. Have one simple/complex carbohydrate meal 20 minutes following training for proper muscle recovery and nutrient transportation.

Secrets of a Natural Female Bodybuilder!

Conclusion to Big Boned

Even though you may be big-boned, it's not a prison sentence. Knowing your body type is the first step, then making appropriate adjustments to your program can make successful changes in your body.

Karen Sessions NSCA-CPT

P.S. Need help with your nutrition and training to get that drop-dead, head-turning body? You can get all the raw muscle gaining and fat burning facts to build a stunning bod in Iron Dolls - Women's Bodybuilding Secrets.

About the Author

Karen Sessions has been in the fitness industry since 1988 and is a multi-certified personal fitness instructor and specialist in performance nutrition. She is a nationally qualified natural female bodybuilder, holding numerous titles in the southern states including two overalls.

Karen has written six eBooks on fitness. She also writes articles for several fitness websites, and distributes two monthly newsletters regarding weight loss and female bodybuilding.

Karen has helped hundreds of clients reach their goal of transforming their body. Her success and success stories speak for themselves.

Friday, November 25, 2011

WAY beyond chin-ups and rows...

So here's the deal...a well-developed back, rippling with layers of muscle and popping with definition, will set you ahead of 99.9% of everybody else in the world, physique-wise.

If your back is strong, your whole BODY is strong.

And if your back LOOKS weak, people will think your whole body IS weak.

And I just KNOW you're not training to look weak!


- if you don't feel your back muscles working strongly when you train them...

- if your back training has hit a rut and you're not getting the results you want...

- if you're looking for exercises to hit very specific aspects of your back (e.g. wider lats, bigger traps, thicker upper back)...

- or if you're just plain bored in the gym and aren't having fun anymore...

I've got just what you need.

Nick Nilsson (also known as the "Mad Scientist of Exercise") has just put together a collection of 145 of his BEST back exercises...stuff that you've NEVER seen before.

And honestly, every time I open an email from Nick, I know he's got something cool up his sleeve, and these exercises are no exception...they're VERY good and there are a TON of them.

So if you're bored with your back training, in a rut, or just can't feel your back very well when you train it, definitely check this stuff out...

Discover 145 INSANE back exercises here:


Arthur M.

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

Build A Lean, Athletic Physique In Just 3 Short Workouts A Week

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

I went to the gym for one of my 45-minute workouts and quickly found myself surrounded by a bunch of weight belt wearing, orange juice carrying bodybuilders.

Not that there’s anything wrong with them….

… In fact, I got along with these guys perfectly alright.  The point is that our workouts couldn’t have been much more different.

You see, while the bodybuilders typically spent most of their 90-minute workouts sitting around in between sets, or drinking their big ol’ jugs of OJ, or even just chatting with one another, I spent my much shorter workout getting to work right away, and then making sure I didn’t slow down until I’d finished.

And the reason for this was simple...

… I just didn’t have a lot of free time to workout.

But just because I didn’t have 90 minutes a day to workout, didn’t mean I simply accepted mediocre results.

That’s because in half the time those bodybuilders were working out, I turned up the intensity and followed one of my favorite workouts from the Turbulence Training for Fat Loss Manual, TT 2K4.

With this 3 day-a-week workout in my arsenal, I was able to spend just 45 minutes in the gym. But that’s not even the best part!

That’s because TT 2K4 is designed in such a way that it burns fat long after you’ve left the gym.  So all you need to do is workout hard for just 45 minutes and you’ll then reap the benefits for up to 48 hours later.

Ain’t that great?

I realize many of you are just as busy as me and so we can’t afford to workout 90 minutes a day, 6 days a week. That’s why I designed Turbulence Training and the 2K4 workout program.

With a series of challenging bodyweight and dumbbell supersets, not to mention one muscle-pumping superset that even bodybuilders would love, TT 2K4 is the perfect program to get you maximum results in minimum time.

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

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Suspension Gym (free bonus)

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating today.

I managed to sneak away for another minute and wanted to let you know that a new bonus has been added to the Savage Strength program.

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These ropes are great because you can bring them with you to the gym or use them at home as they attach to any piece of equipment.

You can build these in an hour and start using them Monday to burn of some of grandma's pumpkin pie :)

They are great for the joints and can be used instead of rings, chains or even an expensive TRX setup.

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Happy Turkey Day,
Arthur M.

Show of Strength (cool video)

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating today.

I managed to sneak away for a minute and wanted to share this cool video with you.

Mike Gillette that former SWAT Commander and Bodyguard I told you about recently performs some insane feats of strength such as:

  • Rolling up a frying pan..
  • Doing 4269 lb Jeep curls!
  • Bending 2inch steel bars in half..
  • and other really crazy cool feats

Go check out this Real Strength Video <<< Click here

Let me know what you think. 

Sign off,
Arthur M.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers out there celebrating the holiday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Exercise Equipment that Enables Families to Get Fit at Home

A lot of people recognize the need to get fit as a family, but don’t have the money to sign up for family fitness classes, lessons or personal trainers. Even sports for kids can be expensive. So, how can families get fit together? The thought of doing it from home can be intimidating too considering how expensive various types of exercise equipment are. Not to mention how it’s supposed to work if you live in a small house.

While you may think it’s impossible to get fit as a family, unless you live in a big house or have a lot of money, the truth is that nothing is impossible! Below are a few simple ways that you and your family can get fit together regardless of how big your house is or what your budget is.

Take Advantage of the Great Outdoors

If you have a large backyard, consider spending more time in it as a family exercising. Even if you don’t have a big backyard, you probably have access to a local park, baseball field or even a parking lot where you can move around. A few simple ways to get outside and move around (which is exercising) is to play catch, Frisbee or other fun games like hide-and-seek or tag. Just as long as you’re moving, you’re exercising and having fun!

Pull Out the Jump Rope

Remember when you were little and went to P.E. class in school and they had you jump rope for 10-15 minutes at a time? That’s because jumping rope is a great form of physical exercise, and it’s inexpensive to do. Jump ropes can be found practically anywhere – even the dollar store, but you can make your own if you have excess rope lying around. To get the whole family involved, consider holding jump rope contests or using a long rope that has to be worked by two people while one, maybe even two people jump in the middle of it.

Get a Ball

There are all kinds of balls out there that can provide hours of entertainment, and exercise, for families. For instance, there are baseballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, basketballs and the list goes on. You probably have at least one of these lying around the house or garage somewhere. If not, you can usually find them for a dollar or so.

You don’t have to go out and purchase a basketball goal, soccer nets or expensive sports equipment to have fun with balls as a family. For instance, you can create your own basketball game by using a trash can or make your own goals for a friendly game of soccer. There are plenty of games to play with sports balls – just use your imagination.

Exercise Videos

There are thousands of kinds of exercise videos that will help you get moving as a family. It doesn’t matter if you like a lot of movement or prefer pilates or other forms of exercise, you can find an exercise video for it by conducting a simple internet search for it on your home computer.

And, don’t limit yourself to your living room or exercising with an exercise video. You can use your backyard, patio or even the park if you upload the video to your phone. Just think outside-the-box and you’ll be ready to go!

Next Wednesday: Family Fitness and Vacation

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

He manufacturers weaklings into men

Wouldn't it be cool if you could have Mike Gillette guide you through his entire Savage Strength Training System?

If you order before midnight tonight Tues Nov 22nd you'll get this 60-minute coaching walk-through video set.

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Sign off,

Arthur M.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Sure-fire way to avoid holiday fat gain

January may be peak season for weight loss enthusiasm, but it's not the peak season for weight loss success. Most resolutions last until about Super Bowl Sunday (if you're lucky).

Some people think he's crazy, but fat loss expert and natural bodybuilder Tom Venuto says the peak time for burning fat is over the holidays - across Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.

Is it crazy... or is it genius?

Tom says, "If you truly want something, why would you ever wait?"

"Almost everyone waits until New Years to get started and then it's just a resolution, not a real goal, and we all know what the failure rate is like for resolutions."

"Some  people wait 5, 10, 20 years for the "perfect time" to get in shape... which never comes at all. They wake up one day at 50 or 60 or 70, wondering how they lived their entire lives in a body they didn't love...  or even dealing with preventable illnesses."

"There isn't a peak season for fat loss success - it's challenging to stay fit all year long - especially if you don't have a proven plan and a motivation, reward and accountability system to hold you your plan" he continued.

What is Tom's solution?

First: live by the motto "Do It Now."

Second, to give you everything you need to succeed - all at the same time - a "perfect storm" for fat loss success

* A proven program
* Motivation
* Rewards
* Accountability
* Group support
* Expert coaching and mentoring

Tom's fat loss program, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, has been the top online fat loss nutrition plan for almost 10 years, and the origins of the program actually go back for decades.

The motivation level right now is off the charts because Tom is issuing his annual "49-day Holiday Fitness challenge": a 49-day body transformation contest.

You can accept the challenge just for personal motivation or you can do it for the rewards:

The winners of the 49-day challenge receive an all expenses paid vacation to Maui (and imagine hitting those tropical beaches in TOP shape!).

Accountability is built-in because of the weekly progress charting system and the place to post your results: In Tom's inner circle support forum.

There, you won't be alone because there are thousands of like-minded people on the same journey. It's a private support group and there's no judgment.

And, believe it or not, Tom is there at the inner circle every day as well, to coach you and answer your questions.

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For even more motivation and more incentive, Tom is also giving away his entire collection of fat-burning, muscle-feeding recipes as a bonus for jumping in on this holiday challenge special.

He insists that you do NOT have to deprive yourself over the holidays.  Most people have at least 3-5 special days, parties or meals during this season ... and with Tom's program, you're totally allowed to enjoy the holiday food and festivities.

How is that possible?

You may have heard that if your compliance is high 90% of the time, you can easily work in your favorite foods the other 10% of the time with no repercussions on your results.

But what if you could enjoy all your food, all the time, while getting leaner, healthier or more muscular, week-by week?

That's possible too, with Tom's new fat burning, muscle-feeding recipes book, which is an extra bonus for people to get motivated and accept the holiday fat loss challenge this week before it expires on Wednesday the 23rd.

Learn more ===>

Most people think the timing of this is unconventional, if not outright crazy. But is it really?

Could it be that waiting "until the time is just right?"... and making resolutions every January... that never last... is what's really crazy?

It seems, as it surely did to the thousands and thousands of others who have accepted the challenge in previous years, that this is actually not crazy at all, but a brilliant way
for you to get a head start on the new year and  come out of the holidays in better shape than you went in.

If that sounds good, then you can "accept the challenge" or learn more at Tom's site:

Learn more at ===>


Arthur M.

P.S. The Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle program has been one of the best selling fat loss programs online for 10 years, so it's sure to be around for years to come. But the fat burning recipes book and the free ticket into the transformation contest are a limited time offer that ends this week. The offer closes Wednesday, November 23rd at midnight so don't miss out - be sure to go take a look today:

How much longer will you wait?

Audrey Eickwort said, "I spent 15 years waiting for a 'good time' to lose weight."

When she finally threw away all her excuses and decided that the good time was NOW, she achieved a body transformation so remarkable, it won her the overall title of the Burn the Fat summer challenge champion...

And it won her an all-expenses paid vacation to Maui Hawaii, the grand prize in the Challenge competition.

Today Audrey joins us with a special guest article:

Read this and you'll discover:

* The 3 biggest excuses for not getting fitter and healthier over the holidays... and why you should toss them all in the fireplace

* Why the challenge is such an amazing opportunity for improving your body, your health and even your social life

* How you can enjoy yourself over the holidays and get leaner and fitter without depriving yourself

* Why you CAN do this, even if you're busy

* And of course, you'll learn what it really feels like posting "the dreaded" BEFORE pictures... from the viewpoint of someone looking back AFTER

And remember, the Burn the Fat Challenge Contest - Season 5: Holidays 2011 - is open for registration, but there are only 3 1/2 days left to get in! It's possible this may be the last holiday challenge ever - we won't know for sure until the final registration stats are in.

But if you wait ... you may never have this chance again.

Get information about the Burn the Fat contest, how you can transform your body in only 49 days (even with the holidays) and how you can win a trip for two to Maui, on this page:

Enjoy the challenge!!!

-- Arthur M.

PS. Enter the transformation contest just to challenge yourself to get fitter this holiday season, and drop 5-10 pounds of fat... OR, go in it to win it and you could win a trip to Maui - Audrey won... and I've sent 16 other people to tropical paradise so far. You could be next. learn more:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

You're Not A Beginner

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

… but you’re not at an advanced fitness level either. So how do you figure out which program is perfect for you?

Meet 5 foot, 8 inches tall Robert; a stressed out, fifty year old lawyer who had ballooned to a whopping 310 lbs. after years of neglecting his health and diet. But it’s not what you might think – Robert hadn’t stopped exercising completely.

In fact, according to him he was living a ‘semi-active’ lifestyle, and it was his arthritis and overly tight muscles that were mostly to blame for his less than stellar exercise commitment.

And so it was pretty clear from Robert’s current state that he wasn’t going to jump right into one of the more advanced Turbulence Training programs, but he wasn’t going to start from scratch either.

Robert needed a resistance program that was not only going to get rid of the fat he’d gained over the years, but do so in a way that wasn’t going to aggravate his sore knees and tight muscles.

Now maybe you’re not suffering from aching joints or tight muscles like our friend, Robert, but if you haven’t worked out in a while, then the best workout program to begin your body transformation is the Turbulence Training Intermediate Level Workout Program.

By combining dumbbell exercises and bodyweight exercises into strategically designed supersets, TT Intermediate will quickly help you build lean muscle, burn body fat, and boost your metabolism without jeopardizing your health.

And unlike a lot of other workout programs out there, TT Intermediate workouts are fun and fast. Remember, Robert was a busy lawyer, so he didn’t have 90 minutes a day to work out and do boring, useless cardio each week.

Fortunately, with these Intermediate level workouts you’ll not only maximize the little amount of time you actually do spend working out, but you’ll love the variety of the exercises, too!

By combining resistance training with short burst interval training exercise, Turbulence Training creates a perfect storm for extreme fat loss.

Yes, despite his aching knees and obese frame, Robert was able to achieve incredible strength gains and significant weight loss in just 45 minutes a day, three times a week on this program.

So if you can spare enough time for three short workouts each week, then you can dramatically transform your body, starting today.

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

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Developed Shoulders for a Polished Physique

By Karen Sessions NSCA-CPT

The shoulder, also known as the deltoid, can be a difficult muscle to produce growth. Well-developed shoulders can enhance the rest of your physique by adding shape and making your waist appear smaller.

Many go about shoulder training all wrong, training them too much, not enough, the wrong exercises in the wrong order, or not using enough weight to even stimulate the thought of growing.

In order to build balanced shoulders you have to lift heavy weight, in the proper order and with proper form. You cannot neglect the basics.

The deltoid in composed of three heads anterior, lateral, and posterior. Each should be trained in a precise manner for maximum development.

Overall Shoulder Development

The shoulder press works the entire deltoid, increasing overall mass, power, and strength. This is the granddaddy exercise for great shoulder development, therefore should be incorporated first.

It's safest to press from the front rather from the back. Behind-the-neck pressing is an unnatural movement, and if the weight is heavy, it can cause damage. Lift heavy weight in natural body alignment to reduce risk of injury.

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Symmetry Exercise for Developed Shoulders

Lateral raises are the best for enhancing shoulder symmetry. Place these second in your shoulder training. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and elevate until each is parallel to the floor. Do not go past this point.

The upright row can be an alternative to the lateral raise. Grab a bar in the center and pull it up to your collarbone. Don't go heavy on this exercise. Keep the weight light to moderate.

Front Shoulders for Developed Shoulders

The front raises adds size to the anterior portion of your shoulders. Use a shoulder-width grip and proper body alignment. Bring the bar from lowered position, hanging in front of you next to your legs, then raise the bar straight out in front of you until it's parallel to the floor.

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Rear Shoulders for Developed Shoulders

Bentover lateral raises add size to the back of your shoulders. Bend over at the hips, grasping a light to moderate dumbbell in each hand. With your upper body parallel to the floor, slowly bring each dumbbell up to your sides, making sure not to elevate them past your body that is parallel. Contract and squeeze the shoulder blades together, keeping constant tension on them throughout the exercise.

These can also be performed on a machine, which I like much better because it allows you to really isolate the rear deltoids.

Conclusion to Developed Shoulders

If you want nicely shaped shoulders, put in a little extra work and effort by adding some weight, especially on the shoulder press. Focus on making progress with each workout and you will soon see great results.

Karen Sessions NSCA-CPT

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About the Author

Karen Sessions has been in the fitness industry since 1988 and is a multi-certified personal fitness instructor and specialist in performance nutrition. She is a nationally qualified natural female bodybuilder, holding numerous titles in the southern states including two overalls.

Karen has written six eBooks on fitness. She also writes articles for several fitness websites, and distributes two monthly newsletters regarding weight loss and female bodybuilding.

Karen has helped hundreds of clients reach their goal of transforming their body. Her success and success stories speak for themselves.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Arms That Are The Envy Of The Party

By: Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS

Imagine yourself preparing for a night out on the town. Being a warm summer’s eve and all, you confidently put on the sleeveless top that’s been collecting dust in the back of your closet. You head out and soon find yourself the object of a lot of attention - and the flattering kind too, I might add…

… In fact, the number of people commenting how impressive you look initially surprises you. That is until you remember the sleeveless outfit you’re wearing beautifully shows off your sexy, sculpted arms – just one of the transformations your body has undergone since using your new exercise program.

Sounds pretty good, maybe even too good to be true, right?

Well it isn't. In fact, it’s one of my favorite success stories and is the real life experience of one of my former clients Ally.

Ally came to me as an avid runner and cardio fanatic, and, as to be expected, she wasn't getting the results she wanted.  Worse, she was suffering from compounding aches and pains.  But after only a few short weeks on the Turbulence Training 2K3 program, Ally was no longer a fan of those boring and excessive cardio workouts. 

It did, however, take a bit of time getting used to…

… That’s because Ally was so comfortable with the slow pace of her long cardio sessions, that suddenly switching to the high intensity TT 2K3 program took some getting used to.  But once she got it down, did she ever run with it!

The strength building techniques used in the program made Ally a much better uphill runner (a great interval exercise for fat loss).  And by the time Ally left me she was pressing 35 pound dumbbells!

Ally was lean, sexy, and had never felt better – she was a true success story. And you can be too!

With the 2K3 program you no longer have to suffer through those boring, time consuming cardio workouts just to get the results you want.  With just three 45-minute workouts a week, you’ll efficiently combine bodyweight and dumbbell exercises with advanced interval training workouts to burn fat and build a lean, sculpted physique.

But these workouts aren’t easy…

… They’re intense and brutally effective, giving you maximum results in minimum time.

So if you want arms that are the envy of everyone  along with a beautifully shaped physique to match, then look no further than the 3-day a week workout program, Turbulence Training 2K3.

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

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#1 Tip To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Every year I read articles about how to avoid holiday weight gain. Some of them are written on mainstream news or gossip websites and they’re usually rather lame...

Let’s see, they include gems like these: Skip the party snacks, never go to a party hungry,  mind your portions and don’t just decorate your tree, decorate your plate (with colorful veggies). Maybe useful, but not so Earth shattering.

Today I wanted to share the #1 tip to avoid Holiday Weight Gain - here it is...

The best way EVER invented to avoid holiday weight gain is not only to set a real goal – to set goals “scientifically” – but to set up an accountability, social support and reward system to make sure you follow through and achieve that goal.

After years of hard work and trial and error, my buddy Tom Venuto has created and perfected such a system.

He's already done the set up work for you, and not only that, his system has now been proven two years in a row (this is our third year), so we KNOW this works.

If you're curious, want to transform your body, and win a all-expenses paid trip to Maui then check out this link:

You'll be happy that you did! 

To your most successful Holiday Season yet.

Your friend,

Arthur M.

It's OPEN! Season 5 of the Burn the Fat Challenge!

The 2011 Burn The Fat Holiday Challenge body transformation contest is OPEN:

HUNDREDS have already registered for the contest and dozens have already posted their "before" photos in the challenge forums just hours after the doors opened on day 1.

This is the body transformation contest spanning 49 days across the holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's. To see the contest details, check out some inspiring photos of previous winners and the list of prizes (Tom is sending the winners to Maui again!), go to:

The entry deadline is Wednesday, November 23rd 2011 at 11:59 EST.

But don't delay... at every year's challenge, many who contemplated, procrastinated and waited til the last minute got locked out.

Don't miss YOUR chance to beat the holiday stress and weight gain and come out of the holidays in better shape than you went in.

Get the details at:

Train hard and hope to see you in Maui!!!  ;-)

--- Arthur M.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Secret To RAPID Body Transformation

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Martial Arts and Family Fitness

Getting involved in some sort of a fitness program as a family is one of the best ways to keep the motivation and encouragement going among family members. And, one of the best types of exercise that families can do together is martial arts.

There are several reasons for this, but one of the most obvious is because martial arts is perfect for anyone regardless of what level they are at. Many times, families can start together and progress together. However, if one member is more skilled then another, he/she can continue at their own pace. Another reason is that martial arts participants feel as if they are part of a “family” which helps strengthen bonds and keep motivation levels high. Below are some of the most popular types of martial arts available.

Tae Kwon Do 

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean form of martial arts and involves a lot of movement in the form of striking ad kicking. Because of the movement involved, many children enjoy this type of martial arts.

Most of the time, family members will be in the same class if they are all beginners, but some dojos prefer to divide classes up according to age. This is especially true when there are very young children such as preschool and kindergarten ages. However, by the time kids are seven or so, most dojos will move them in classes with older members, even adults.

Tae Kwon Do

This Korean martial art can be a good fit for everyone in the family. Because it involves a lot of action in the form of kicking and striking, children can often do well with it. Another beneficial activity found in Tae Kwon Do is the stretching that’s required as it helps one relax and build personal stamina. If everyone in the family is a beginner, most of the time the family can begin together and take classes together.

Some dojos (martial arts schools) divide children into age groups, especially very young children such as preschool and kindergarten age. By the time kids are seven years old or so, many dojos will incorporate them in with the adults.

Tai Chi

This is a form of Chinese martial arts that focuses more on one’s health than anything else. The actions in Tai Chi are slow, concentrated and somewhat meditative to increase awareness of one’s overall health. This form of martial arts is said to be inspired by nature and many of the moves associated with it are consequently named after animals in nature.

For families who have a high-stress atmosphere among each other and at home, Tai Chi may help with this. While stretching and fitness are important aspects of this marital arts form, the other focuses of Tai Chi are not nearly as fast-moving as other martial art forms such as Tae Kwon Do.


When most people think of martial arts, they refer to “karate” and use this word as a generic term to describe any martial art form. However, karate is a specific form of martial arts that originated in Japan. Karate focuses on punching, kicking and striking with the hands. Those who study karate learn about how the body is made up and how everything (bones, muscles and joints) work together and can be used for the best defense.

Karate is similar to Tae Kwon Do as it places more emphasis on large muscle groups, is fast paced and promotes physical strength. Karate is great for children and often helps children deal with their aggressive energies in a positive way.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu is another Chinese martial art like Tai Chi. However, Kung Fu focuses on how to properly block various types of kicks and strikes through specialized stances and/or poses. Kung Fu is often referred to as one of the foundations of martial arts and is believed that many other forms have derived from Kung Fu. This martial art is one that is highly disciplined and works well for those who enjoy having order in their lives, including children.

Next Wednesday: Exercise Equipment that Enables Families to Get Fit at Home

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