Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last Chance to get a Perfect Body

I am REALLY getting excited. In less than 12 hours the NEW 7 Seconds to A Perfect Body Membership Program from Paul O'Brien goes live!

I've managed to get some advanced info from Paul and I can tell you the plan for the new membership program is to have 2 entry levels – at $97 and at $127.

The difference is that the $97 will have the book as it is now on the membership site. The $127 level will have video summaries of each chapter AND videos for ALL the Perfect Body exercises.

It's because he has built an ENTRIE new site, dedicated to Perfect Body.

You’ll get;

Online course access – which means you can access the program now via your PC, Mac, Iphone, Ipad, smartphone etc.

• All the original content

Updated content

• New videos (which will be added to EACH chapter over the coming weeks), including…

Specialized commentary going into greater detail on certain aspects of the program

• Video demonstrations of the Perfect Body workouts and
Bonus material on diet and nutrition

• And finally, the opportunity to get personal coaching from Paul himself - which has been sold out for over 5 years!!!!!

Here’s the GREAT news for you.

I've spoken with Paul and if you have Perfect Body before the deadline in at midnight tonight  – he is going to give you access to the FULL $127 program and you’ll have access to the videos once there uploaded. (The abs and arm sections are ready to go and will be up this week).

You see at midnight if you already have PERFECT BODY you will AUTOMATICALLY be upgraded to the new online membership site. You will not be charged. It will not cost you anything. You will receive your new access details when the site goes live.

If you DON’T have Perfect Body – go buy it NOW at http://scrnch.me/j3v73 And that way you are guaranteed to get access to the new, $50 more expensive program for nothing!

Go get your copy nowhttp://scrnch.me/j3v73 In less than 12 hours you’ll have to pay $127 as instead of $77!

Are Your Cells Starving For Oxygen?

Have you ever taken 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. 

Sounds frightening, doesn’t it?

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 gave me 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.

I highly recommend you get your FREE bottle and feel the difference for yourself.

It takes just seconds... Click here and request your FREE bottle of Heal-n-Soothe™ now. 

 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Interview with Former Swat Commander and Executive Bodyguard Mike Gillette

The following is the text of an email I received from Mike Westerdal of CriticalBench.com:

This is just a quick heads up that I have an interview with Former Swat Commander and Executive Bodyguard Mike Gillette ready for you.

Mike is the creator of the which I've decided to put on sale for 50% of this week.  It expires Friday and this is to celebrate my wife being in a super great mood all week since the PATS are going to the Super Bowl.


Here we go........Interview with Former Swat Commander Mike Gillette

Me:  In your experience are strength and size of a muscle correlated?

MikeG1

MG: Research suggests that a larger cross-section of muscle tissue will yield greater contractile potential than a smaller cross-section of muscle tissue. But if this was all there was to the strength equation, then bodybuilders would also dominate the realm of strength sports. But they don't. The chief strength variable that almost everyone overlooks is the Central Nervous System. Often-times a smaller but more neurologically-efficient athlete can outlift a larger one.

Me:  Why do you feel it's more important to train for strength than it is for looks?

MG: Because I need a body that PERFORMS. After having had so many big, impressively-muscled guys come up to me and say "What you do is amazing..." , it becomes apparent that deep down, what everyone really respects is CAPABILITY. Meaning what you can DO rather than just how you LOOK. I am 49 years old and I am still out on the road. And whether it's for bodyguard work or a presentation of mind-body feats, my body has to be able to do WHAT I want it to WHEN I want it to.

Me:  What would you say to someone that is intimidated by the and claims to be too old, or has a bad back or just isn't ready for something like this yet?

MG: I would say "Just try it out..." While it's true that there are some very tough exercises taught in the program, I specifically included some easier ones too. And that's because (as long as you pay attention to the detailed instruction) this program can be for ANYBODY. You just have to work within your present level of capabilities. You have to be smart about it. The program is self-calibrating. No matter how strong you are, you can adjust the intensity level by manipulating various training parameters which are explained in detail in the program manual.

Me:  What are the advantages of becoming stronger and more functional?

MG: Simple... in a physical context  you can do what you want You learn how to become the master of your body and not the other way around. Get strong and gain the strength to live the life you want... the life you've always wanted.

Me:  Briefly differentiate between muscular endurance vs. muscular strength.

MG: Endurance refers to output capacity sustained over a period of time. The longer the time-frame, the lower the intensity level. Strength refers to MAXIMUM output capacity. In my world, endurance is a quality I associate with "wellness" or "health", strength is a quality I associate with "taking action" or "saving lives". Strength give you on-demand usefulness to the world around you.

Me:  Mike, as former SWAT Commander was there ever a time that your strength training proved to be an asset?

MG: Too many to possibly count. For every meth-lab door kicked, every street thug I ever fought with, every suicidal person I wrestled a weapon away from and for every frightened child who took my hand and needed to know that everything was going to be okay... each one of those people needed to feel all my strength... for different reasons.  And for all of them, it was my DUTY to become as strong as I could be.

Mike Gillette


Me:  Do mentally tough people get stronger than those who aren't?

MG: They absolutely do. Strength training is hard work. And strength training performed at the ragged edge of your own capabilities is even harder. It is the ability to develop mental toughness that separates the STRONG from the merely "fit". You have to be able to break barriers to achieve something meaningful. And if you aggressively seek opportunities to REALLY break through to whatever your own "next level" is, you will likely get a glimpse of your best self.

Me:  Tell us something most people don't know about Mike Gillette.

MG: Between the scary resume, the bending and the breaking and the mind-power feats I do, some people have a hard time approaching me. It's interesting that kids have no problem coming up and asking me for pictures or an autograph or just to talk. But a lot of adults seem uncomfortable making that same overture. So, while I understand that a lot of what I do strikes most people as "unusual", it's not unusual to me. This is simply who I am and what I do. And it is vitally important to me to share what I do and the things I have been so fortunate to learn... all these unconventional techniques, methods and teachings with others.

Me:  In closing, why does the world need more strong men?

MG: Strong men, by their very presence, make their little corner of the world "better". What I mean by that is they make things safer, more stable, more sensible, more... BETTER. Discipline of BODY, Discipline of MIND, Self-Control... the world is always a better place when more men possess these qualities.

Me:  Thanks for your time.

MG:  My pleasure. 

Sign off,

Arthur M.

P.S.  (this week only)

Macronutrient considerations for the sport of bod... [Sports Med. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI

Macronutrient considerations for the sport of bodybuilding... [Sports Med. 2004] - PubMed - NCBI

Lower Ab Planks...Targeted Training For Tightening the Lower Abdominals

By Nick Nilsson

The Abdominal Plank is one of the most effective and simple abdominal exercises you can do.

If you're not familiar with the Plank, your basically hold your body in a stiff, horizontal position on your forearms and toes (on the floor), maintaining a straight body position for as long as possible. It's a great exercise you can do anywhere.

THIS exercise is a version of the plank where instead of holding your body in the horizontal position, using some small changes, you'll instead be holding it an angle.

This change in angle and body position shifts the tension to the lower abs and can be very effective for tightening the lower abdominal area, especially if you're looking for that sexy "V" look down through the obliques (once you get your bodyfat low enough, of course).

This exercise could also help get rid of that "pooch belly" bulge by tightening up the specific muscles that control that area of the abs...when these fibers don't have "tone" (in this case lack of tone means they relax too much, not other "tone" that just means training with light weights and getting zero results ;)...

...so as I said when these fibers don't have tone, they just let the internal organs push outward, causing that bulge, even if your bodyfat is low. This exercise can help correct that.

I've got it set up in the rails of a power rack, but you can very easily do it between two benches if you don't have a rack to work with (or a bench for your forearms and something else a few feet off the ground to hook your feet over - you'll see what I mean).

So to do this one in the rack, set your rails a few feet off the ground, then stand facing one side. Set your forearms (near the elbow) on the rail then hook your feet on the other rail. Now just hold your body in that position, keeping your body just a bit bent (not completely straight like the floor version...because your knees are lower, you need to keep some bend in your hips to keep pressure off the lower back) and stable as you can.

Keeping the hips bent is really important...if you straighten the body, you'll immediately get a lot of stress onto the lower back.

Once again, though, nice exercise for targeting the lower abdominal area and you can do it on benches or really anything else you can set your forearms and feet on. Hold the position for as long as you can, staying short of complete failure and strive to increase the hold time in your next workout.

You can do this exercise first in your abdominal routine, which I usually recommend doing after the rest of your training is completed. I wouldn't do it first in your workout, though, as it will temporarily weaken the area. Which means if you do this exercise then a set of heavy squats, your squats will suffer.

That being said, if you're doing a cardio training session, you can do it before or after cardio, since that doesn't require the same level of stabilization in the core.

And if you're interested in even MORE killer core training just like this, definitely check out my book "The Best Abdominal Exercises You've Never Heard Of" - 77 ab-blasting exercises that will take your midsection to a whole new level!

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RECOMMENDED: to best understand how to perform and get the most out of this technique, I HIGHLY recommend checking out the pictures and video of it in action...click the following link now to see it!

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Nick Nilsson has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been innovating new training techniques for more than 20 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://www.fitness-ebooks.com!

Doctor's 1972 Discovery Holds Secret to Pain Relief (without side effects)

As with most things in this world, the majority are almost always wrong...

And it's no different when talking about pain relief.

Think I'm wrong or over exaggerating?

Just spend a few minutes watching those drug commercials rattle off all of the side-effects which are worse than the problem they are supposed to be helping...

The fact is, there are many ways you can safely and effectively treat pain but that is the last thing the giant drug corporations want you to know...

So I'm willing to bet you've never heard of the pain relief discovery made in 1972 by Dr. Max Wolf...

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Click here for the short version
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He uncovered the little known enzyme in humans that literally "turn off" pain...

But that's not all, they also deliver a long list of health benefits like:

- Reduce inflammation and swelling
- Kill viruses and bacteria which strengthens the immune system
- Cleansing the blood which improves circulation and speeds healing
- Eat away excess scar tissue which improves mobility

Click here to learn more about these powerful pain relievers

I promise that if you read the story at the link above you'll be shocked by how dangerous traditional medications are and how effective these little-known enzymes are at fighting pain.

On the page you'll find 76 different studies referenced that prove this natural pain reliever is not only safer, but in many cases even more effective!

In fact, you'll also find stories on the page about people who got little or no relief from drugs (even double and triple doses which are extremely dangerous) yet got almost instant relief simply by supplementing with these enzymes.

If you are looking for fast, but safe pain relief, you definitely need to check this out.

Click here to learn more about these powerful pain relievers

Wishing you "Less Pain and More Life"...

Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS
Co-founder, Healthy Back Institute

Sunday, January 29, 2012

7 Simple Rules For What You Should Be Eating Right Now

By Nick Nilsson

What you eat on a daily basis determines just about everything you can possibly imagine that goes with your body...your health, mental energy, body composition, athletic performance...you name it and what you eat has an impact on it.

These 7 simple rules are here to give you a little nudge in the right direction and make things a little easier for you in your own daily choices.

Rule #1 - If your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize it, don't eat very much of it
Many of the highly-processed pseudo-foods weren't around 50 years ago. Food was more "real" back then and it's an ideal you should strive for now. This basically means choose foods that are less processed and closer to their natural state. Notice I didn't say "don't eat it"...which leads me to Rule #2...

Rule #2 - No food ultimatums
The moment you say "I will never have pizza again," you will immediately start thinking about how much you miss having pizza, even if you hardly eat pizza to begin with. It's like telling somebody not to think about elephants...you just did it, didn't you :). Same idea with food. That's why I never tell myself I can never have something...if I've got a specific goal and that food won't help me achieve it, I just say it's not on my list right now and I can have it later. No big deal.

Rule #3 - Don't keep junk in the house
And don't tell me you need to have junk food and sweets in the house "for the kids." If it's really for the kids, lock it up in a closet and give your kids the keys so you can't get at any of it then tell me if it's for the kids. Here's the other thing...your kids don't need that junk either!

Anyway, off on a tangent there - that's one excuse that gets me really whipped up. Bottom line is this...if you don't have it in the house, it takes a lot more effort to eat it. If it's in the house, it'll get eaten. If it's not, it won't. Simple.

Rule #4 - Multi-course meals will wipe out your digestion
The more different foods you eat in one meal, the harder it will be for your body to digest it all. Different foods and nutrients require different enzymes to digest...by combining too many foods in one meal, you will overload your digestive system and make it less efficient. If you frequently have digestive issues when you eat, try something radical and eat just one food per meal and see what happens. This is especially true of fruit and dairy. Fruit is best eaten separately and by itself.

Rule #5 - You don't have to eat 6 meals a day
That "small, frequent meals" rule you may be familiar with is actually based on a study that showed a very small increase in metabolic rate when a person eats a meal. This evolved into the idea that eating a bunch of small meals helps increase fat loss and nutrient utilization.

Naturally, this was immediately seized upon my supplement manufacturers who promoted the idea that you can't possibly eat FOOD that many times a day, so you should take our meal replacement supplement for those extra 3 meals.

Here's the thing...no study has ever confirmed that it's more efficient to eat 6 small meals as opposed to 3 big meals (or even 2!) in terms of body composition results. ZERO. Think about this...if you're constantly supplying your body with food, why would it need to burn bodyfat for energy then?

Rule #6 - Try to eat organic whenever possible
It's true...eating healthy can actually be pretty expensive. Unhealthy foods are generally cheaper because they can be manufactured in large quantities. Healthy foods are more expensive because they are more labor-intensive.

The payoff is that you won't die as soon when you eat healthy foods as opposed to unhealthy foods. I know that's putting it bluntly, but it's true. And you won't suffer from all the food-related diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes and MANY others (honestly, the vast majority of diseases and conditions being treated by doctors today are entirely avoidable with a good diet).

So when it comes to eating organic, just do the best you can. Get it when you can and realize this...when a food is of higher quality, it's more digestible and you're going to get more nutrition out of it and you can eat smaller servings (at least that's what I keep telling myself when I eat grass-fed beef...DANG is that tasty...it's hard not to eat twice as much of it).

Rule #7 - Take supplements intelligently
I judge supplements primarily on their nutritional value, not for how many bolts of lightning appear in their magazine ads. The majority of the supplements I take are there to help support my nutritional state, not to muck with my physiology.

I take a multivitamin, protein, vitamin C, vitamin D3 (for immune system function - VERY important in the winter!), magnesium, krill oil, fish oil, BCAA's, K2, calcium, and a few other things, depending on my current goals. All that exotic garbage you see ads for in the magazines is mainly just that...exotic garbage. You don't need it.

Conclusion:

These 7 rules are just a starting point...the key thing to remember is that good nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. If you know and follow some simple rules, you can eat healthy and nutritious food without worry and get the results you're looking for!

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Nick Nilsson has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been innovating new training techniques for more than 20 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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Anabolic Cooking New Edition Discount <== LAST CHANCE (no extensions)

Careful! This is important...

Tomorrow is the LAST day to take advantage of the MuscleCook’s Anabolic Cooking New Edition” Sale before the price go up tonight:

Anabolic Cooking New Edition Discount <== LAST CHANCE (no extensions)

You see, his cookbook has more than 200 anabolicious recipes, which includes breakfast, chicken and poultry, red meat and pork, fish and seafood, salads/soups/sides, snacks and bars and desserts... you will:

=> "Wow" your buddies when they come over for dinner and you slap a Roasted Peppercorn Tenderloin on their plate.

=> Save money from not eating out so much but looking forward to more dinner nights in with a movie, glass of red wine and home cooked meal.

=> No more be relying on your bland and boring staples of oatmeal, chicken, tuna, egg whites etc...

Here is your "last opportunity" link:

Anabolic Cooking New Edition Discount <== LAST CHANCE (no extensions)

Cheers,

Is It Time For A Personal Trainer?

Fitness experts and enthusiasts predict that 2012 will be the year of the personal trainer. More and more people are trying to lose weight and get in shape. An expert can help you reach your goals. Additionally, personal trainers can specialize to help specific groups of people reach their goals. If you’re striving to lose weight, get in shape, and improve your life then it may be time for a personal trainer.

Reasons to Hire a Personal Trainer
There are many benefits to hiring a personal trainer. They can help motivate you. They may have specialized knowledge or they may be able to help you reach specific goals. Additionally, a personal trainer may be able to help you focus in on proper form and technique. This helps you prevent injury and get the most benefit from any exercise or movement.

Specialty Needs
If you have specialty needs then a personal trainer is an exceptional idea. For example, children and senior citizens both benefit from specialty fitness knowledge. Pregnant women do too. But you don’t have to be going through a life stage to have a specialty need.

For example, if you’re training for a competitive event or milestone a personal trainer can help you maximize your workouts for maximum benefit.

Optimal Weight Loss
A personal trainer can provide you with the instruction and guidance you need to achieve your weight loss goals more quickly. Instead of guessing about what to do and how to workout, a trainer can tell you. You skip the mistakes and get right to the success. Additionally, many personal trainers are also certified nutritionists. They know how to fuel your body properly.

Motivation Galore
If you’ve reached a plateau then a personal trainer can help you push beyond it. And if you’re just not feeling it, and everyone goes through those periods, then a personal trainer can help you feel recharged and reinvigorated. Of course the right personal trainer makes all the difference.

How to Find The Right Trainer for Your Needs
Many gyms offer personal trainers on an hourly basis. You can also find specialty trainers in your area simply by doing a quick online search. Ask friends and family members too.

Spend time searching for someone you trust. Make sure they have the proper certification and are CPR certified. Give them a “test run” to make sure you’re compatible. Personal trainers are people too. They have their own ideas, methods, and personalities. Find one that fits your needs for the best results.

Friday, January 27, 2012

How is this possible in 49 days? (transformation photos)

"How is this possible in only 49 days?"

Tom Venuto, Fat loss expert, must have heard that comment a dozen times on facebook, via email and in personal conversations in the last week since the results of the 49-day burn the fat challenge were published

(he just finished another one of his famous "Burn The Fat Challenges" and the results are jaw-dropping!)

Click here to see the top 3 men and overall Women's champion:

http://bit.ly/ABgJFP

Click here to see the top 3 men and overall Men's champion:

http://bit.ly/xUhSdZ

Some of the comments were made in a sort of disbelieving way...(but BELIEVE IT! Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle works, and with the motivation and inspiration of the contest, the challengers broke new ground this season!)

Other comments I heard were made in the sense of... "I WANT TO GET RESULTS LIKE THAT IN ONLY 49 DAYS... TELL ME HOW!"

Well, that's coming soon, as in the next couple of weeks Tom will be posting some of the success stories and success secrets of the best Burn the Fat 49 day body transformations of 2011 challenge.

Tom will be sending Burn the Fat subscribers some of the best highlights and Burn the Fat Inner Circle members will get to download the complete success story audio interviews on MP3 and see the full coverage of the Burn the Fat challenge results.

The FULL winner's list is posted below and if you missed seeing the before and after photos of the top 3, you've got to see this to believe it...

Head over to the Burn the Fat Inner Circle website and see the incredible before and after photos and read the write-ups on the top 3 male and top 3 female finalists...

Click here to see the top 3 women and overall Women's champion:

http://bit.ly/ABgJFP

Click here to see the top 3 men and overall Men's champion:

http://bit.ly/xUhSdZ

All readers can see the results on the Burn the Fat Inner Circle home page via the links above...

More Burn the Fat challenge results and Burn the Fat champion's success secrets will be posted in the 2 weeks ahead, so stay tuned.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the contest winners, finalists and finishers!

The next Burn The Fat Challenge will occur: ...

MAY 2012 - THE 98-DAY "BIG BURN"...and YOU will be invited if you get on the notification list.

Just image - this could be you!! 

-- Arthur M.

PS Here is the complete list of winners and finalists Overall winner and top finalists

1st place (overall men's winner): Gary Vollhoffer (GaryV)
2nd place: James Mauck (James Stewart)
3rd place: Tom Laverick (tlaverick)

TOP Male Finalists (in no particular order)

Anirban Chowdhury (ani_anirban)
Ellis Goins (ellisg)
Steve Mackeben (stevem80)
Nikora Ngaropo (Nikora)
Paul O'Donnell (paulodonnell)
PJ Naworynski (pjfitness)
Phil Schroeder (beyond this)

Overall female winner and top finalists

Jacqui Oulton (jac123)
Shannon Veurink (keen2Blean)
Cyana Briles (Dairy Queen)

Top Female Finalists (in no particular order)
Stacey Alligood (doogillas)
Karen Crotty (dacia)
Hannah Mauck (hannah)
Kelly Kranz-Little (mummybear)
Sherry Phoenix (vibrant1)
Debbie Schneir (tudorlover)
Agi Tenbusch (murmur)
Shannon Veurink (keen2Blean)

Most Inspirational
Shannon Veurink (keen2Blean)

Most Ripped Female
Agi Tenbusch (murmur)

Most Ripped Male
James Mauck (James Stewart)

Most Supportive:
Tracy Farnsworth

Most transformed Man 50+
Johnny Stent (Johnny)

Most transformed Woman 50+
Rosie Busby (ciliaris)

Click here to see the top 3 men and overall Women's champion:

http://bit.ly/ABgJFP

Click here to see the top 3 men and overall Men's champion:

http://bit.ly/xUhSdZ

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fat Burning Chicken Nuggets?

Here is a very simple recipe that will make any meal plan a lot easier to follow!

It’s super easy to prepare. It will take you about 2-3 minutes to prepare and only requires 15 minutes of baking time.

On again I took it from my good friend Dave Ruel’s Anabolic Cooking Cookbook that is on sale this week for the release of it’s brand new edition:

The Best Bodybuiding and Fitness Cookbook <= at more than half off

But be careful, just like some of his other recipes, these nuggets are highly addictive, and their flavor will put to shame these greasy disgusting McDonald’s ultra fat nugget!

Here’s the recipe!

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients

- 3 x 6oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/4 cup oat bran
- 1/4 cup of wheat germ
- 1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1/4 cup ground almonds
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- Garlic powder (pinch)
- 1/2 cup water or low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 large egg white

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F. Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or coating lightly with best-quality olive oil.
2. Cut chicken breasts into nugget-sized pieces, about 1.5 inches square. Set aside.
3. Next, combine all dry ingredients in a large container with a tightly fitting lid. Shake well. This is your coating mixture.
4. Combine water and egg in a medium bowl. Dip each piece in the water/egg-white mixture. Then dip each piece in the coating mixture. Make sure each piece is well coated.
5. Place on the baking sheet. When all of your chicken has been coated and your baking sheet is full, place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.

Nutritional Facts

(Per Serving – 4 Nuggets)

Calories: 148
Protein: 22g
Carbohydrates: 6g
Fat: 4g

If you want more recipes like this, I’d suggest you go check out Dave’s website, he’s giving us a killer deal this week:

The Best Bodybuiding and Fitness Cookbook <= at more than half off

Talk soon,

The Accountability Factor – How To Hold Yourself Accountable For Your Fitness Goals

Let’s face it. It’s easy to get started with any fitness program or health goal. If you’re like many others you probably even get excited about your new lease on life. You go out and buy the right clothing and gear. You have visions of yourself thin and running down the street like a seasoned pro.

Yet, two weeks into your new running or fitness life you start to lose momentum. It’s not as fun as you thought it’d be and it’s tough to get motivated. What’s missing? Accountability. When you haven’t created a means to hold yourself accountable for your fitness goals, there’s nothing motivating you to push forward.

1. Set Goals You Can Reach

The biggest reason people fail to achieve their fitness goals is because they either didn’t set any to begin with or they made them too big. For example, you might decide you’re going to run for an hour each day. That’s great.

Yet if you’re fresh off the couch running that hour is going to be extremely difficult on your body and your mind. A more reasonable goal might be to run for five minutes and walk for fifteen.

Do this for a week or two and then add time to your run.
Start running for ten minutes and walking for ten minutes. You’ll create a pattern of success.

2. Document Your Goals

Writing down your goals changes them from dreams or wishes to actual goals. It also helps you with the next step. If you journal, then write them down in a journal. If you are more structured, consider creating a fitness goals spreadsheet on your computer. There are fitness apps for your mobile device and fitness journals you can purchase at the bookstore. Use whatever system works best for you.

3. Plan for Them

The next step is to plan how you’re going to achieve your fitness goals. If you’ve decided to run for five minutes every single day and walk for fifteen minutes, when are you going to do it? What will you do if the weather is bad? When will you increase your running time?

Plan out the details. It’s okay if you make changes to your plan along the way. The purpose of the plan isn’t to hold you to a rigid schedule. The purpose is so you become accountable for your goals.

4. Announce Your Goals.

There’s something very motivating about telling others what you’re doing. You force yourself to be a bit more accountable because these same people will ask you next week or next month, “how’s that new fitness program going?” They’ll also notice when you’ve lost weight and begin to look healthier.

5. Celebrate Success.

Include in your plan some sort of reward or celebration. You don’t have to throw yourself a party or buy something expensive. Small celebrations work well too.

Once you’ve achieved your fitness goal it’s time to take it to the next level. What can you achieve? Set a goal, plan for it, and hold yourself accountable. You’re in control of your life.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Introducing Anabolic Cooking: The Cookbook

More than 200 “Anabolicious” recipes

All full of flavor, designed to promote muscle building and fat loss, and that you can prepare in minutes - in fact recipes so easy to make even a 10 year old can do it!

“Done-For-You” meal plans 

The author will tell you what to eat, when to eat, and how to prepare all your meals, with the complete shopping list and full step-by-step directions. All supported by the authors Best Nutrient Timing Strategies.

Anabolic Cooking and Nutrition Fundamentals
Everything that a person involved in bodybuilding or fitness MUST know about nutrition. You will know exactly what’s in the food you are eating!

A Virtual Cooking Class
Learn how to read a recipe, the different cutting techniques and cooking methods, completed with the Anabolic Cooking Glossary. All you need to know to get started cooking will be covered from A to Z!

How to prepare ALL your meals for the week in less than 3 hours

My Best Post-Workout nutrition secrets and tactics

Optimize your results as well as my best Post-Workout Shake recipes!

Money Saving Tips
Stop wasting your money! Learn all the authors tips and tricks about smart grocery shopping. The author is going to show you how to fit the food you need into your budget, and demonstrate that eating the right food is in reality way cheaper than pre-packaged meals and take out.

How to build your Anabolic Cooking Kitchen on a budget

All the tools you will need to prepare your meals and become the best cook in the family!

How to manage your cheat meals

My action plan for when you are eating out.

Go Check It Out at:
http://anacooking.rxsportz.com

The Best Tasting Homemade Protein Bar

I just got this recipe from super fitness cook: Dave Ruel. (The author of the Anabolic Cooking Cookbook). Who by the way is launching the new edition of the cookbook this week at a heavy discounted price:

HUGE Discount on Anabolic Cooking <= New Edition at more than half off

Just like Dave, I used to be addicted to protein bars, eating 2-3 bars a day thinking they were good for me just because they were called "Protein Bars"...

But, the problem was that commercial Protein Bars are more than often LOADED with sugar, and cost on average $5 a bar...

but thanks to Dave, the perfect homemade protein bar exists!! One that has all the good stuff and none of the bad.

And, in addition from being healthy, they are super cheap to make: less than 50 cents per bar!!!

Hope you enjoy these bars! :)

Here's the recipe:

Makes 5 Bars

Ingredients: 
- 6-8 scoops
chocolate protein powder;
- 1 cup oatmeal 
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter 
- 3 tbsp honey 
- 1/2 cup 1% milk 
- 3 tbsp crushed peanuts

Directions 
1. Mix together the protein powder, oatmeal, peanut butter, honey and milk. 
2. Form into 5 bars and then roll in the crushed peanuts to finish. 
3. Place in the fridge for about 30 mins

Nutritional Facts 
(Per Serving - 1 Bar)

Calories: 452 
Protein: 50g 
Carbohydrates: 36g 
Fat: 12g

Dave Ruel's Cookbook features many protein bar recipes and over 200 "Anabolicious" step-by-step, easy to make recipes, so you will never be bored with your diet again.You will become a chef in no time, and will keep your family and friends healthy along the way.

It's by far the best cookbook I've seen so far, that will help you reach your muscle building and fitness goals no matter what they may be. You will learn every aspect of cooking for healthy living and reaching physique goals.

And it's more than just a cookbook, "Anabolic Cooking" is a complete nutrition guide full of Cooking tricks, Nutritional Tips and Dieting Strategies...

Make sure to go grab your copy this week as Dave is launching his new edition of

Anabolic Cooking and hooking us up with a HUGE discount:

HUGE Discount on Anabolic Cooking <= New Edition at more than half off

Don’t miss it!

What is Cy-Yo?

Cy-Yo is a type of workout that takes a holistic approach to unite your body, mind and soul into a single routine. Cy-Yo combines the best parts of indoor cycling (or “spinning”) with the numerous benefits of yoga. A typical one-hour session of Cy-Yo consists of 10 minutes of yoga, followed by 40 minutes of indoor cycling, followed by another 10 minutes of yoga.

The initial 10 minute yoga session warms up the body, getting both the muscles and joints ready for the more strenuous workout to follow. This first 10 minute session also brings a higher level of awareness to the various “energy centers” of the body.

During the 40 minute indoor cycling portion, greater focus will be paid to the mind/body link. Your Cy-Yo instructor will help you with various visualization techniques and to learn how to take control of your breathing patterns. Unlike some indoor cycling classes, which seek to re-create a bicycle race or even a disco or dance club environment, a Cy-Yo class can actually help you increase your energy levels through relaxation.

Why Was Cy-Yo Created?
The founder of Cy-Yo, a certified yoga and indoor cycling fitness instructor named Curt Dalton, created the workout in order to combine the best of both exercise worlds: the physical and muscular focus of Western fitness ideas; and the Eastern focus of uniting the body with the nonphysical elements of the person.

What Are The Benefits of Cy-Yo?
Cy-Yo is unique in that it provides the whole-body benefits of yoga, and the cardiovascular benefits of an aerobic exercise, in a single workout session. Too often, when we go to the gym we tend to focus on only one of these things. Worse yet, it’s human nature to get into a “rut” and do the same type of workout over and over. By integrating Cy-Yo into your workout routine, you’ll make sure to be exercising all aspects of your physical being.

Do You Need Special Equipment?
The only required piece of exercise equipment for a Cy-Yo workout is an indoor exercise cycle. If you choose to do Cy-Yo workouts at home, you’ll be happy to know that suitable home exercise cycling equipment is relatively inexpensive.

How to Get Started with Cy-Yo.
An increasing number of gyms and fitness centers are starting to offer Cy-Yo as an exercise option. If your gym or health club doesn’t offer it, then make sure to ask; if enough members are interested, the gym will likely consider adding Cy-Yo as an offering.

If you’d like to exercise in the convenience of your own home, you can purchase a Cy-Yo DVD that will safely coach you through a complete Cy-Yo workout. Some Cy-Yo DVDs offer multiple workouts, with each workout tailored to a different level of fitness and experience.

For individuals who already have some experience with yoga and cycling, a Cy-Yo class can also be a great way to get excited about going to the gym on a more regular basis.

Supplements And Your Health

A lot of people these days are trying to make their health better.  No matter where you turn, from TV to newspapers, you’ll see stories about people and how bad their health actually is.  Even though there are many different companies out there that offer vitamins and supplements and claim that they will change your healthy, you’ll need to research what they offer and sure that you aren’t just wasting your money.

If you are looking to improve your health, you’ll need to at many different vitamin supplements to find which ones are the best for you.  You should look at everything available, and not just try a few to see what happens.  Dieting is the ideal place to start, as it can make the most improvements on your health.  Dieting can change your body, and make you feel a lot better as well.

These days, a lot of people eat way too much sweets and sugar, choosing refined products over healthy food.  Even though it isn’t a bad thing to enjoy sweets and chocolate, you should never make a habit out of it.  You can still enjoy your favorite foods as well, although you should be looking at the healthy benefits of food as well and think of everything as a whole.

If you include healthy foods such as salads, vegetables, and fruit into your diet, you’ll be eating healthy.  Protein is also beneficial to your health, as it promotes the growth of your muscle.  Those of you, who are serious about eating healthy but are unsure where to start, should contact a nutritionist.  They will be able to tell you where to start, and how to achieve a healthy diet that will chance your life.

Even though you may be eating healthy or trying to eat healthy, you’ll probably find yourself wondering about vitamins and supplements and how much of an impact they have on your diet.  Dieticians are ideal to consult with these types of questions, as they can answer any questions relating to vitamins that you have.  They can also tell you which supplements are ideal to your health, and which ones you should include in your diet.

Different people will have different needs and requirements, making it essential to get advice from a qualified professional.  If you get the advice from a professional, you’ll know what you can add to your diet.  If you try to do it all yourself without the advice of a professional, you can end up not getting enough in your diet, or you could end up taking something that you shouldn’t be taken.

Exercise is also important to your diet and your health.  Although supplements and vitamins will go a long way, exercise will do a lot for your body.  If you exercise on a regular basis, and take the right supplements and vitamins with your diet, you’ll notice that you have more energy and you feel better than you ever have in your life.

Before you start with your new diet or rush out and buy your new vitamin supplements, you should always check with your doctor first to see if he has any recommendations.  You should also tell him what type of exercise you are planning on doing, and see if there are any complications with your health.  Getting a healthy lifestyle is always a great thing, although you should always consult with your doctor.  This way, you’ll know the best way to start and how to go about getting in the best shape of your life.

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multi-vitamin for women

multi-vitamin for men

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Musclecook’s Chili

Ingredients

• 1.5 lbs ground buffalo (bison) or extra lean ground beef
• 1 diced onion
• 1 diced green pepper
• 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 tbsp chili powder
• 1 tsp turmeric
• 1 tsp oregano
• 2 cans (15oz/can) black beans
• 2 cans (15oz/can) diced tomatoes (with juice)
• 1 can (14oz) low sodium beef broth
• ¼ tsp salt/1 tsp pepper

Directions

1. In a pan, cook the buffalo, green pepper, onion, garlic for 5-6 minutes, until it is almost cooked

2. Transfer everything in a big casserole. Add chili powder, turmeric, oregano, beans, tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper

3. Make it boil

4. Reduce intensity and stir for 20 minutes until it reaches wanted thickness

- Per Serving --

CALORIES: 260
PROTEIN : 30g
CARBS : 26g
FAT : 4g

One of 200+ recipes featured in the Anabolic Cooking Cookbook at http://anacooking.rxsportz.com

Post Workout Banana Bread Shake

Dave Ruel is launching the NEW EDITION of the Anabolic Cooking Cookbook this week and he is celebrating it by offering a huge discount, check it out:

HUGE Discount on Anabolic Cooking <= New Edition at more than half off

Anyway, here is the recipe for the Banana Bread Shake:

Makes 1 Shake

Ingredients

  • - 2 scoops Vanilla Whey Protein
  • - 1 Banana
  • - 1/2 Cup Quaker Oatmeal (cooked in water)
  • - 1/2 Cup Bran Flakes
  • - 350ml of Water
  • - 30g of Dextrose (Only if consumed Post-Workout)

Directions

Blend and Enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

  • Calories: 498
  • Protein: 56g
  • Carbohydrates: 64g (34g if no Dextrose)
  • Fat: 2g

Try it, I'm about 110% sure you'll like it!

Do you like to get in shape while you EAT great tasting food? Dave Ruel is a masters at it and they've put together more than 200 SIMPLE recipes that require little time and even less cooking skill.

All of Dave’s recipes are at MORE THAN HALF OFF this week for the release of the new edition of Anabolic Cooking!

Don’t delay and go grab you copy today:

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Enjoy!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Never Get Sick Again?

Let's face it, no one likes to get sick. Especially those nasty colds that have you sniffling, sneezing and stuffed up all weekend.

But, I have great news. There is a way to fight back!

Check out Prograde’s new article for some practical steps you can take to fight off colds this winter...

Never get sick again?

3 Must-Know tips to fight "Ana-Metabolic" adaptation

Do you know what the "Ana-Metabolic Adaptation" phenomenon is?

Well, in layman terms this is basically the ability your body has to adapt to certain foods that are consumed over and over again on a regular basis.

To give you an example:

If you eat pretty much the same type of foods day in and day out, your body will get used to them and it will consequently slow down your metabolism.

Now this SUCKS because a slow metabolism means you'll lose lean muscle and gain bodyfat...

The exact OPPOSITE of what we actually want to do!

So here are 3 easy tips that you can start using right away to help avoid this dreaded "Ana-metabolic Adaptation" from ever occurring in your body...

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#1: Vary Your Macro-Nutrient Sources!

It is absolutely critical that you frequently rotate your food choices. For example, do not rely on chicken breasts, canned tuna, and protein shakes as your ONLY protein sources.

Make sure to get a wide variety of protein from other food sources such as lean cuts of beef, lamb, pork, wild game, etc. Include all kinds of fish and seafood in your nutrition program. Also make sure to include eggs / egg whites and dairy products to get a wide spectrum of high quality protein sources.

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#2: Use Spices!

Not only will spices add taste, flavor, and excitement to your meals. But the latest research has revealed that cooking with spices like Cinnamon, Garlic, and Ginger can jack up your metabolism, control your blood sugar, and improve your insulin resistance.

All of these things will help you strip away those excess pounds of stubborn blubber while ensuring that the calories you eat get shuttled towards building lean rock hard muscle mass!

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#3: Strategically Time Your Nutrient Intake!

It is a proven fact that consuming the right nutrients at the right times, can more then DOUBLE the Anabolic and Metabolic response you get from the foods you eat.

Basically it's not just "What You Eat", but "When You Eat It" that has a HUGE impact on your musclebuilding & fatloss results!

Now I can't go into a whole lot of detail about all the specific times in this short e-mail, but I will say this... First thing in the morning when you wake up and right after your workouts  are 2 of the most critical times of the day when you NEED to consume high quality muscle building nutrition.

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So there are 3 killer tips that you can use to keep your Muscle-Building and Fat-Burning hormones running at their full optimal Anabolic and Metabolic capacity!

And if you'd like to beat this process and get access to the Best tool for it, the new edition of the best-selling cookbook Anabolic Cooking is on sale this week.

Be sure to check out:

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The "Anabolic Cooking" recipes and approach were purposely designed with all of these specific nutritional concepts in mind.

This is so much more than just another "Bodybuilding Cookbook".

This is a Very Powerful Nutritional Tool that anyone can use to take their physique to the next level. While at the same time increasing your strength, energy, and stamina simultaneously!

You see your body works like a machine, and just like any machine, it runs a heck of a lot better when you fuel it properly. So don't settle for less then the best you can be!

"Anabolic Cooking" is by far the best cookbook and complete nutrition guide out there for maximizing your results and  avoiding the pitfalls of "Ana-Metabolic Adaptation".

And... for the next couple days you can have your very own copy of this killer Muscle-Building & Fat-Burning Nutritional Tool for cheaper!

Grab your copy now at ===>   Get Anabolic Cooking for less!

Enjoy,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This chemical is killing men... stop it now (article)

Today is Sunday and since a lot of men across the U.S. will be watching football, we decided to celebrate and give you not one, but two new short articles...


3 ways to build lean, athletic muscle (article)

This chemical is killing men... stop it now (article)

Explosive Movements for Judo

To participate in Judo you must have a lot of speed and strength, otherwise known as power. Here are 5 exercises that will build a lot of full body power resulting in you being able to be faster on the mat and have greater strength when turning in for techniques.

Powercleans

Powercleans are a fundamental exercise that will develop power in the legs, hips and back. You know the feeling when you are four minutes into a fight and you have nothing left but you must use your last bit of energy to explode for a technique but your body is not responding. This is the time when doing countless powercleans in the gym will pay off. Powercleans teach you to explode quickly pulling a weighted bar with you. To do a powerclean you must have rubber coated Olympic plates and a bar that will allow you to spin underneath it.

- Begin with your feet shoulder width apart and grip the bar just outside.

- Bend your knees and bend at the waist so your shoulders are just over the bar

- Maintain a slight curve in your lower back

- Straighten your arms so they are not bent

- Inhale

- Using your legs begin driving through the floor, lifting the bar off the ground

- exhale

- When the bar passes your knees continue the next part of the movement by thrusting your hips forward and simultaneously contract your trapezius muscles

- As the bar continues to travel upwards start the 'catch' by bending your knees to get under the bar.

- While keeping a grip on the bar rotate underneath and finish with the bar resting on your upper chest with elbows high

- Slowly lower the bar and repeat

Burpees

Everyone who has done any sort of martial arts, boot camps or person training knows what a burpee is. Simply squat down, extend your legs out into a push-up position, perform a push-up, bring your legs back to a squatting position and proceed to explode upwards jumping as high as you can. Perform these as part of a circuit or a warm up at training. Burpees will not only develop tremendous leg power but also get your heart rate through the roof resulting in a higher vo2 max.

Sumo Deadlift high pulls

A killer full body exercise that will have your legs, back and shoulders screaming.

- With a wide stance, grasp the barbell in between your legs with palms facing towards you

- Make sure your back stays straight throughout the entire movement

- Using your legs, lift the bar off the floor and using your arms begin an explosive lift upwards

- Keep your back straight and weight on your heels

- As the bar passes your hips thrust forward to assist the bars movement upwards

- Finish by completing an upright row movement with the bar at shoulder height

- With a controlled movement return the bar back to the starting position.

- Repeat

Perform tabata intervals with Sumo Deadlift high pulls will definitely build tremendous full body endurance.

Medicine ball throws

High throws and shot puts are all explosive exercise that Judokas should be doing on a regular basis.

To perform a shot put simply stand 3-5 meters from a wall. Hold a medicine ball at shoulder height (like a shot put) and throw it against the wall as hard as you can. Retrieve the medicine ball and repeat for desired number of repetitions. This exercise will not only develop Upper body power but also get each of your arms working independently which is useful during grip fighting.

Sprints

Flat or hill sprints should always be factored into a competitive judokas fitness and conditioning program. Sprints develop leg speed and power and are great as they simulate a competition match so closely. This is due to the fact that in a relatively short amount of time your heart rate goes from resting to through the roof.

Short sprints should not be performed year-round as they are very physically demanding and the Athletes will need a chance to recover.

 

Click here to learn more!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

What is YogaFit?

What is YogaFit and How Does it Differ from Yoga?

YogaFit was created in 1994 by an experienced and certified yoga instructor named Beth Shaw. Beth noticed that traditional yoga principles did not always translate well into the group setting that is commonly found in today’s health clubs.

YogaFit differs from more traditional yoga practice in several important ways. First, YogaFit does not strictly adhere to the ancient Sanskrit names of various postures and poses, which makes YogaFit more reliable and easier to pick up for many participants. In addition, YogaFit does not incorporate the traditional “chanting” that is sometimes done in certain yoga stances. This helps to distill the various yoga exercises in to the most “user friendly” experience as possible.

Why YogaFit? What Are the Benefits?
YogaFit is based upon the time tested principles of Hatha yoga. This style of yoga combines exercises and poses that work to develop a practitioner’s balance, strength, power and flexibility. Yoga poses and movements are ideal as a low impact and safe way to exercises nearly all of the muscles of the body without weights or complicated machinery.

YogaFit also has the benefit of greater accessibility. Some exercisers may be intimidated by (or simply not relate to ) the “spiritual” elements of traditional yoga, so YogaFit offers them a way to take advantage of all of the fitness benefits without having to get up to speed on the nonphysical ones.

How to Get Started with YogaFit.
There’s a good chance that YogaFit is currently being offered in a health club or gym near you. Because YogaFit has proven so popular with so many individuals, a number of yoga studios across the country have added YogaFit classes to their traditional yoga offerings. If you have a yoga facility located close to where you live, then this might be the best place to take your first YogaFit class.

If you’re already a member of a fitness facility, ask the staff if they offer YogaFit. If not, then tell them you’re interested. Even if a health club doesn’t have a particular offering, they are likely to consider adding it if enough of their members express an interest.

Wherever you decide to take a YogaFit class, make sure that your instructor is properly certified. YogaFit trains its teachers through various levels of expertise, and also offers three different levels of certification. YogaFit also works to keep its instructors fresh and up-to-date on new techniques through a continuing education program. Many of the YogaFit instructors choose to receive their continuing education at various conferences that are conducted each year throughout the U.S. and Canada. Many of these conferences also have programs that permit students to participate. For individuals who are fully embracing the YogaFit lifestyle, these conferences can be a great way to better their understanding of the exercises they are doing.

HOW Krill reduces inflammation in your body (Short Video)

On Thursday, we introduced the newest member of the Prograde research team, Dr. Bryan Walsh.

And wow, did he make a BIG impact right off the bat! It's been, by far, their highest rated content.

If you missed it, make sure to watch this short presentation by Dr. Walsh below to see HOW Krill reduces inflammation in your body.

This is cutting-edge stuff that no one else is talking about...


Watch the short presentation now.

Don't Let the Government Shut Us Down

The following is the text of an email I received from the Healthy Back Institute:

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Right now some very powerful people at the highest levels in the U.S. government, big business, and mass media are trying to completely shred your freedom and manipulate your thoughts and life for their own gain...

They're working hard under the radar to pass bills known as SOPA and PIPA that are cleverly disguised ways to censor the health info you are allowed to know and not know...

By passing these bills, these elites will give themselves the power of both accuser and judge. They'll have the legal means to shut down any website that violates THEIR definition of health ... meaning any site that threatens their profit and power!

That means the independent sites out there that expose the lies of the giant drug companies and government health agencies would likely be shut down ... including LoseTheBackPain.com!

You would no longer receive THE TRUTH such as the shocking prescription drug statistics and two other health articles below...

But YOU can stop them...

Click here now to learn the truth about SOPA/PIPA and take action!

And pass this email on to everyone you know and urge them to take action, too. The deeper you dig into these bills the more you see they are a deadly threat to your freedom ... but together we DO have the power to stop them.

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT
Co-Founder, Healthy Back Institute

P.S. These are just three examples of the type of information they most certainly wouldn't approve of you having access to!

20 SHOCKING Prescription Drug Statistics

Shutting Down the "Oxy Express"

EPA Approves Cancer-Crops

Your First Three Months at the Gym

Your first three months at the gym can be a whirlwind of experiences. You'll have to get to know a lot of different equipment, meet a lot of different people with different approaches to body building and have to get to know a completely different environment, while consistently working out in a way that'll actually produce results.

Here are a few tips for your first three months at the gym.

==> Take Advantage of the Free or Discounted Personal Trainer Offers

Most gyms will offer you a free or discounted personal trainer session as part of your gym membership. Take advantage of this offer.

Usually the trainer will start by giving you a guided tour of all the different equipment in the gym. This alone is worth the time it'll take. This tour will allow you to get the most out of your gym experience.

Then your personal trainer will ask what your goals are and discuss different workout options and dietary tips to help get you there.

Yes, they'll probably try to sell you a training package at the end of the hour. If you don't want to sign up, just let them know - don't worry, they won't be offended. They get that every day.

==> Try to Find the Most Fun Thing in the Gym

If going to the gym feels like a chore to you, chances are you won't keep up the habit in the long run.

Instead of forcing yourself to do exercises you don't like or to use unfamiliar equipment, try to find the thing that you enjoy the most in the gym.

For example, if they have a swimming pool, why not go for a swim and see if you like it? If they have kickboxing classes, hot yoga classes or group cycling classes, why not give those a shot?

Once you've found something you enjoy and you've gotten in the habit of going to the gym regularly, then you might consider doing something a little more challenging. But in the beginning, focus on finding something that you really enjoy.

==> Find a Buddy

Talk to the other people in the lockers, in the cafeteria or after group classes. Make friends who are also passionate about fitness.

Having friends to compare notes with, to learn from and to share experiences can really help keep you motivated. And it's more fun. You'll also have a spotter for exercises like the bench press.

The most challenging part of developing a new gym habit is sticking with it for the first thirty days. Once you get in the habit of going to the gym, you can then spend your time and energy on building the perfect workout. In the beginning, though, just work on building the habit of going to the gym regularly.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Vegan Bodybuilding and Weight Training

Vegan Bodybuilding and Weight Training

Secret To Boosting Your Brain

Research has uncovered a powerful antioxidant that may decrease in pro-inflammatory mediators in your brain, allowing for less inflammation.

And that decrease in inflammation may improve your cognitive function and motor control.. even your heart health!

Discover the powerful antioxidant here (article)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Meet the newest member of the Prograde research team

As you may know, the folks at ProGrade are obsessed with science and research.

Instead of putting money into marketing and expensive flashy ads (like our competitors) - they choose to put it all into research and focus on creating the best products and education for you.

And today, they are raising the bar!

Sure, companies might tell you why you should take products like Krill - but no one else shows you HOW these products work inside your body... in easy to understand terms.

You know you should be taking a powerful omega 3 supplement like Krill Oil, but why? HOW does it actually work?

And you probably have heard that everyone is making the switch from fish oil to Krill.. but  HOW is Krill oil actually more powerful than fish oil?

Well, my friend, meet the newest member of the Prograde research team and let him show you HOW Krill actually works to reduce inflammation in your body.

Prepare to be blown away...

Watch the short breakthrough presentation here.

What is CrossFit?

Amongst burgeoning fitness trends you’re sure to hear about a growing trend with strength training and fitness. It’s called Cross Fit and while it isn’t new, the first CrossFit was opened in 1995, it is a growing trend. More gyms are opening up all around the country and more people are learning the benefits of this fitness approach.

What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning approach that combines several types of fitness activities including weightlifting, plyometrics, medicine ball training, and even gymnastics. The theory behind the creation of CrossFit is that a healthy and fit person should have a proficiency in ten of the general physical skills. These include cardio, endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, agility and balance.

Many police departments, fire departments, and military organizations use CrossFit in their training programs. However, you don’t have to be training for the Special Forces to benefit from a CrossFit program.

What are The Benefits of CrossFit?
CrossFit helps anyone develop optimal physical performance and motor development. When you’re focusing on strength, flexibility, speed, and balance your body is going to learn to move better. You’re also going to burn calories and lose weight.

Another primary benefit of CrossFit is that it is infinitely customizable. Anyone can benefit from CrossFit and start a CrossFit program. Whether you’re a seventy year old woman or a twelve year old boy, CrossFit can be customized to fit your needs, skills, and goals.

How to Get Started
CrossFit studios are popping up everywhere. And as demand continues to grow, you will be able to find more facilities. You may also be able to find CrossFit trainers at your local gym or fitness center. Some personal trainers are trained in CrossFit and can help you get started.

Finally, if those options aren’t available, there are at home options. Many CrossFit studios have online or YouTube workouts. These can be advantageous because you don’t have to travel to the gym. However, proper form is important for many CrossFit exercises. You can also find CrossFit DVDs and books.

If you’re starting at home, consider starting with a video. Once you feel as if you have the hang of things, consider consulting with a trainer to make sure you have good form. Initially, no equipment is necessary and you can perform the exercises with your own body weight. As you improve, you may want to add weights and equipment like kettle bells to you workout.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

7 Things That Will Change The Way You Look At Fat Loss Forever

I'm Going To Tell You 7 Things That Will Change The Way You Look At Fat Loss Forever.

There are certain things about fat loss that people have been taught to believe as fact which are, in reality, dead wrong. Even myself, until very recently, believed many of these to be facts that were set in stone.

Not anymore.

As a word of caution, some of these 7 things that I'm going to tell you about may go against everything you've been taught to believe about fat loss. However, sometimes going against convention is exactly what you need to do to get spectacular results!

Let's begin...

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MYTH #1: Successfully losing fat always means losing some muscle mass as well.

FACT: It is possible to actually GAIN muscle while losing fat, not just in beginners but even in advanced trainers. All it takes is the right program of training and nutrition.

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MYTH #2: Gaining muscle requires additional calories from food, therefore it's impossible to gain muscle under reduced-calorie conditions.

FACT: Under the right dietary and training conditions, your body can actually use your own bodyfat to provide energy for building muscle, practically doubling the speed of fat loss.

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MYTH #3: You must choose a consistently-strict diet of either low-carb or low-fat foods to lose fat rapidly.

FACT: Low-carb diets work. Low-fat diets work. But neither works forever. You can take the best features of both and combine them to actually FEED off each other with NO plateaus EVER.

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MYTH #4: To lose fat with weight training, you must use high-reps with light weights.

FACT: Training with high reps and isolation exercises for fat loss is a waste of time and energy. It will practically guarantee that you lose muscle.

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MYTH #5: You need to take fat-burning pills or supplements to maximize fat loss.

FACT: Your own natural metabolism is FAR more powerful for burning fat than any fat-loss pills or potions you could ever take IF you know how to stimulate it properly.

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MYTH #6: Gradually reducing your caloric intake over time is the best way to ensure steady fat loss.

FACT: Consistently reducing your caloric intake is a great way to lose muscle mass. However, precise manipulation of the nutrients in your diet (protein, fat and carbs) can have extraordinary anabolic (muscle-building) and lipolytic (fat-burning) hormonal effects on your body. It's all a matter of what you eat and when you eat it.

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MYTH #7: When you come off a fat-loss diet, there will always be some rebound weight gain.

FACT: When the metabolism is properly stimulated and the right combination of nutrients is eaten, rebound weight gain can not only be eliminated, it can be reversed. With the proper training and nutrition plan, you can actually CONTINUE to lose fat even when you go back to normal training and eating.

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Sound interesting? I thought so. When I read about a fat-loss program that shattered many of what I previously thought were "facts" and turned them into myths, it was a real eye-opener for me, too!

You see, over my many years of training, I had never once found a fat-loss program that allowed me to even keep, much less GAIN muscle while dieting. I ALWAYS ended up smaller, weaker and depressed from having lost so much of my hard-earned muscle (sound familiar to you?).

Sure, I lost some fat, but I had to go right back to higher-calorie eating in order to regain the muscle that I lost. This left me right back at square one - I had more more muscle again but I still had more fat as well.

That problem is a thing of the past!

The name of the new program that I've discovered is "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss." It's named for its ability to push your metabolism far beyond where it's been before and take FULL advantage of the true power of your body's own natural processes.

Read more about this groundbreaking program from the words of the author of the program, Nick Nilsson:

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"For years, I've experimented with various training and nutritional theories, techniques and practices all with one very desirable goal in mind: burning maximum fat while keeping maximum muscle."

"The results of my research were far beyond my expectations! I have created a training and nutritional program that not only harnesses and applies the awesome power of your natural metabolism and natural fat-burning and muscle-building hormones, it actually takes these processes and makes them FEED on each other to amplify their effects on your body!"

"The bottom line is, I have created a program that will allow you to actually BUILD muscle while burning large amounts of fat. I've never, on any other program, experienced results anywhere close to what I got from just one, short 36-day cycle of this groundbreaking program."

"Let me put it this way...I started the program weighing 207 pounds. I finished the program 36 days later weighing 207 pounds. Why is this a good thing? Because I LOST 3 INCHES from my waist while doing it!"

"Not only did I burn almost 10 pounds of fat in 36 days, I gained almost 10 pounds of muscle AND even increased my strength significantly. Ever done that on a fat-loss program before? Me neither. It's downright extraordinary for an advanced trainer to accomplish results like these."

"If you're primarily interested in weight loss, however, don't let my results throw you off. I'm certainly not saying you're not going to lose weight when you do this program. Far from it!"

"You will lose a tremendous amount of fat while KEEPING your muscle mass. It won't be water or muscle that you lose but FAT, which is exactly what you want to lose when you're losing weight."

"The numbers on your scale could very well drop like a stone, depending on how much fat you've got to lose and how much muscle mass you carry. For myself, I ended up at the exact same weight and I was ecstatic! This is a system that is guaranteed to reshape your body extremely rapidly."

"This program is also very special in that, when finished, I did NOT experience any rebound weight gain at all as with many other programs, even after losing so much fat so rapidly. To be honest, I actually continued to lose even after I finished the program! My metabolism was just cranking so fast at that point, even when I went back to regular eating, my body still continued to burn fat."

"Please note, however, this program is not for the person who is looking to coast through and get results. The training is demanding. But if you're already training hard and not getting the results you want, this program is EXACTLY what you need. Every ounce of effort that you put in will be rewarded with results."

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This is truly one of the most effective training programs you can do if you're looking to burn lots of fat while keeping and even building muscle mass. You know from experience that I'm not one to mess around with ineffective information. I strongly urge you to have a closer look at what this program can do for you.

Click this link right now to learn how you can use the "Metabolic Surge" program to rapidly burn fat and build muscle at the very same time:

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Take it from me...the worst thing that can happen to you in your training is absolutely nothing. Why not take a plan that is guaranteed to work and make the next 36 days the most productive of your life!

http://scrnch.me/t849b

Yours very truly,

Arthur M.
P.S. IMPORTANT! For the next few days, Nick has put
Metabolic Surge on sale for an incredible 50% off the regular price!  He's only leaving this sale up until Friday, Jan 20th at midnight, though, so be sure to grab your copy before the price goes back up!