Sunday, September 30, 2012

5 Simple Steps To Looking 10 Years Younger!

5 Simple Steps To Looking 10 Years Younger!

Your doctor is never going to tell you this…

If you knew a “secret…”

A “secret” that was so powerful it could potentially help relieve the pain of 65 million people (in the U.S. alone)...

What would you do with it?

Would you keep it to yourself? Or would you do everything in your power to get it into the hands of as many people as possible?

Jesse Cannone has such a “secret.”

In fact, he’s already used it to help over 155,594 people.

And that was before the most recent round of improvements he made to what he’s doing.

The fact is, Jesse is on a mission to help 1 million people who suffer from the type of pain he specializes in.

And to do that, he’s making an offer to the community that some might call a little bit crazy.

What is this mysterious “affliction” I’m talking about?

I can tell you that it’s the second most common reason that people visit their doctor.

Even if you don’t suffer from this problem now, there might be a time when you do. And I can almost guarantee you know someone who is dealing with it now. Here’s your chance to do something about it.

>>>> Find out what this is all about here <<<<


Arthur M.

P.S. What you’re about to discover is not something you’re ever going to hear from your doctor.

Here’s your chance to find out why.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Your schedule is inside (build muscle AND lose fat)

Burn Fat and Build Muscle Schedule
Mike Whitfield, CTT
Workout Finishers

It's a new week for me and I'm experimenting with a new program and approach. I personally had one of the best workouts yesterday in a long time.

My experiment is working out 4 days a week, but the approach is unique. The first 4 exercises is Metabolic Resistance Training, while the last 4 exercises is metabolic conditioning.

So, the first 4 exercises are set up as supersets, while the last 4 exercises are set up as a circuit.

This conditioning circuit rocked the casbah for me and I left the gym invigorated...

Jump Squat
Close-Grip Pushups
High Rep DB Rows
DB Swings

This is the somewhat the approach I've used with my clients that want to build muscle, but want to improve their athleticism at the same time. I call the approach, "Metabolic Meatheads".

The one change is that there are more Meathead style exercises and the metabolic conditioning is reduced down to a finisher.

In my experience with clients, that's all the conditioning you need to keep the fat at bay while building lean muscle.

What I do is have them use a metabolic finisher that is "resistance based". For example, after an upper body workout, I would have them finish off with a superset of Inverted Rows and the Triple Pushup as a density superset or short rest periods.

I call these finishers, "Anabolic Finishers". They are perfect to adding onto a meathead style workout to deplete muscle glycogen and improve conditioning (while keeping the fat at bay, too).

So, if you're wanting build muscle and improve your conditioning (and even burn fat)at the same time, this how you could set up your workouts:

Monday - Upper Body with an Anabolic Upper Body Finisher
Tuesday - Lower Body with an Anabolic Lower Body Finisher
Wednesday - Off
Thursday - Upper Body with an Anabolic Upper Body Finisher
Friday - Lower Body with an Anabolic Total Body Finisher
(because it's awesome... that's why)

That's how I wrote the program Metabolic Meatheads, but to make it more fun, I also wrote a 16 Anabolic Finishers training manual broken up into 3 categories:

Upper Body
Lower Body
Total Body

That means you can pick your own grand finale after every workout. Good times. Of course, you can stick with the finisher that's written with each Metabolic Meathead workout as well.

But some people love choosing their own anabolic grand finale, so that's why I wrote it.

Choose your own anabolic grand finale

Let me know how it goes. I wrote a meathead workout program for one of my web coaching clients last month and she loved it. She's smoking her deadlifts now.

Grab Metabolic Meatheads and Anabolic Finishers here

And may you never, EVER get bored with your workouts,

Mikey, CTT

Friday, September 28, 2012

Raw food protein bars that taste GREAT

Previously I've talked about the great protein bars from Dale's Raw Foods.  I've tried them and they taste AMAZING.

I wanted to give you a list of flavors that these come in - I've tried most of them now and haven't found a single one I didn't like:

- Vanilla Cashew
- Blueberry Macadamia
- Strawberry Banana
- Raspberry Hazelnut
- Chocolate Almond Coconut
- Chocolate Cherry
- Chocolate Chia Maca
- Goji and Greens
- Low Carb Vanilla Cashew
- Low Carb Cafe Mocha (Organic ground coffee and raw chocolate with combo of almond/cashew butter and chia seeds. Only 12g carbs, 8g fiber, and 3g sugar per bar)

And I have to say, one of the coolest things about these bars is that they're not made in some big factory...they're all hand-made using top-quality "real food" ingredients...Coconut Nectar for sweetener, Coconut Oil for texture and added health benefits, Goji Berries and Chia Seeds (powerful superfoods), Raw Cacao for its antioxidants, in addition to the pea, hemp and brown rice proteins.

The only thing to watch out for is because it has ZERO preservatives, the shelf life is a lot shorter than regular protein bars (6 to 8 weeks).

With how good these things taste, I don't think you'll have to worry about them staying uneaten that long anyway, though ;).

Grab yours here and you'll never have to worry about finding something healthy to eat when you're on the run again...

Arthur M.

JOINT PAIN? You need to read this...

Like many of you, I suffer from joint pain (my lower back and right knee).  Age and ‘wear & tear’ have eroded my body to the point where pain relief is a constant consideration in my daily life.  Not debilitating, but certainly something I have to manage.

Well recently there was a discovery of a little-known "powerhouse" compound that's backed up by some impressive studies and undeniable proof.

In fact... in a study conducted by the University of Connecticut, they found that it delivered long-lasting relief to 100% of participants in the study.

That means EVERY SINGLE PERSON found the relief they were searching for.

How is that possible?

Well, the compound is called Cetyl Myristoleate and when applied to the body, it has the unique ability to:

  *  Apply continuous lubrication to the joints

  *  Cushions the joints from everyday wear-n-tear

  *  Actually repairs damaged cell membranes by increasing cell membrane fluidity and elasticity!

In layman's terms, it gives you fast, immediate relief by cushioning and lubricating your joints... and long-term relief by repairing the damage that is causing your pain.

Unfortunately, it can be hard to find and by itself can cost a king's ransom.

Thankfully, Jesse Cannone... founder of The Healthy Back Institute (and legend in the back-pain industry) has developed a proprietary formula that combines Cetyl Myristoleate with other natural pain-relieving compounds.

It's super easy to use and Jesse just put it on sale for this week at 38% off at their website: <= 38% off this week only!

This is stuff I USE!  It works waaaaaay better than temporary pain relievers like "icy hot" and dangerous NSAIDs.

Rub-On-Relief is a short- AND long-term pain reliever.

I highly recommend you take advantage of this week's sale to try it out yourself.

You can see all of the details on why this formula works so well at: <= 38% off this week only!

Enjoy being pain free and...

Look great...feel great...BE GREAT! ;-)

Arthur M.

P.S. - If you're still skeptical, you can try Rub-On-Relief for 30 days and if it's not everything I said it is, you can even return it for a full refund.

In other words, there's nothing to lose but the pain. :-)

Check it out now at: <= Try it for 30 days and see what a difference it can make for you. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Six Pack Abs: Don’t Make These Mistakes

The 10 Most Dangerous Mistakes Men Make When Trying To Get Six Pack Abs

By Mike Chang

Six pack abs they can make women instantly attracted to you, and guys envy you. Lets face it, you would LOVE to have a six pack -- but chances are that getting one has seemed hard and frustrating to you in the past.

But there's good news this is probably just because you're making one of a few common mistakes guys make when trying to get ab definition. If you can just avoid these common errors, you'll see much more success in your quest to get a six pack.

So, here are the 10 most dangerous mistakes men make when it comes to getting six pack abs. If you make these 10 mistakes it'll be incredibly hard and frustrating to get abs, and you probably will never get them at all. If you do learn these mistakes getting abs will be much easier, and you'll start seeing abdominal definition more quickly than you could imagine.

Mistake #1 Doing sit ups and crunches to get a six-pack.

The biggest mistake that I see in almost every gym I've been to is watching people do endless ab exercises one after another in hopes of getting a flatter stomach. Ab exercises only build the ab muscles -- they don't get rid of fat that's covering it. In fact, doing too many ab exercises actually has a negative effect when it comes to slimming your waistline.

Think about it...when you do a lot of resistance exercises for your arms, they get bigger right? Well guess what -- if you do that for your abs they will respond the same way. When you work on your abs too much, the muscle gets really big and bulgy and actually makes your waist BIGGER. Now you have a bigger waistline than when you first started because of the larger ab muscles, plus the fat is still there covering any visibility of a six-pack.

The only way to get rid of fat on our stomach is to allow our body to convert it into energy and use it. Doing crunches and sit ups is not intense enough for our bodies to have to break down fat because the abdominal muscle so small compared to using a larger muscle group like our legs. You need concentrate on burning the fat before you start building up abdominal muscle otherwise youre just bulking up your beer gut.

Mistake# 2 - Doing cardio

Cardio only burns calories when you're doing it, is doesn't burn when your heart rate is not elevated. Think about the last time you did any type of cardio exercise. Your heart rate and body temperature was increased and when stopped they went back to normal.

Even if you did cardio 30 min a day 7 days a week, there's 24 hours in a day so what are you burning the other 23.5 hours? Not too much, because it was a lot, you would be lean by now. Throughout the remainder of the day its then up to our natural metabolism to burn the rest of the calories. And doing cardio all day long doesn't seem like a very reasonable solution either.

Can you think of the last time YOU did cardio? Did you get a six-pack? Did your stomach at least get a little flatter? Probably not. If it did, its not flat anymore isn't it? The cold hard truth is that long cardio workouts are completely ineffective for burning fat, and for getting a six pack. If you're spending long hours on the elliptical, treadmill or bike, you're completely wasting your time if your goal is to get hard, defined abs.

Mistake # 3 Diets

Think of all the people you know who got on a diet, how many of them actually stayed on it. Losing weight and having a lean healthy body is a lifestyle change and unfortunately, when you ask someone to change their habits of eating that they been doing all their life, that's almost like asking someone to change their personality permanently. Sure, you can pretend for a short period, but you will always go back to being you.

Most diets now are so low in carbohydrates; its likely the initial weight loss is primarily water weight, as carbohydrate encourages your body to hold water. As soon as you go back to a normal amount of carbs, the water weight comes back and the weight goes back to normal. No real fat was really loss.

There is no point in going on a diet, or temporarily changing your eating habits. Because as soon as you change them back, you'll gain back all the fat you lost and then some more on top of that.

You need to learn healthy eating habits that are also EASY to maintain this is the only way to make the permanent change in eating that's necessary for six pack abs.

Mistake # 5 Using fat burning supplements, diet pills, and other drugs to burn off fat.

You cant get in shape through supplements alone. All fat burning drugs do is first suppress your appetite so you don't feel the need to eat as much. Now your body doesn't have the nutrients to give you energy. But wait! The fat burners are also filled with other stimulants so your energy level doesn't go down. So what that does is decrease your natural metabolism (which is what your body does to burn calories) and increase your fat storage because your body will now go into survival mode

• Your body will lower its calorie burning because its not getting enough of it.

• Your body will hold on to your fat and not use it as energy because fat is your most valuable energy source in your body and in survival mode; it will do the smartest thing to survive.

• Your body will also break down muscle tissue as fuel causing your metabolism to lower even more.

• Once you stop taking the supplement, your food intake goes back to normal causing you to gain all the weight you loss plus more. The reason why you gain more than you started is your metabolism is now lower than when you first started due to the loss of muscle.

This is why most guys who ACTUALLY have a six pack take very few supplements, or no supplements at all.

Mistake # 5 Getting advice from people who never had flat abs.

Think about the last time you at the gym or at some sort of gathering and you received advice on how to lose your gut.

People tend to consider themselves experts at something after only doing it once or twice. When it comes to losing body fat and getting six-pack it get even worse.

You will notice a lot of times the people giving advice on how to get lean or ripped are either genetically very lean their whole life and never had a problem with excess body fat or an overweight guy who use to weigh 300lbs and is now 200lbs and still has a gut but giving advice on how to lose belly fat.

First, the skinny lean guy: Naturally lean all his life, can eat whatever he wants and always seems to have a six pack no matter what. He is genetically build that way and really has no idea how its like to have a gut nevertheless teach someone how to lose it. Its like asking a rich kid who never had to work a day in his life how to make money in the real world.

Second, the fat guy who loss some weight and is now an fat loss expert:

When your 40-100 lbs over weight, you can walk in a circle in place for an hour and lose weight. Cut out a couple sodas or snacks a day and their goes 10lbs. But if you ask him if he ever had six-pack, the answer is always no. The lower the body fat, the harder it is to get leaner. Someone who is 40-100lbs overweight can lose very easily, but someone who is 10-15lbs away from having a six-pack can spend 6 months and not see any changes.

Mistake: # 6 Being A Gym Rat

This one applies to people who go to the gym 6-7 days a week, or who spend 2 to 3 hours at the gym, or who are twice a day members.

More is not always better. You heard the term before, TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS A BAD THING

Working out that much causes overtraining and will break down your muscles rather than build. It doesnt give the muscles enough rest to recuperate and rebuild. Imagine a football player having to play 10 straight football games back to back everyday. Every game he is a little more fatigue than the last and his performance gets worse and worse. Give him a week to recover between games and he will play at his best.

Spending lots of time in the gym is never a substitute for a quality workout doing the RIGHT exercises. Its far better to spend ten minutes in the gym doing the right things, than three hours doing the wrong things.

Mistake#7: Wasting money on AB Gimmicks like the:


These machines only work on your abs, and nothing more. You're only burning a little bit of calories because the abs is such a small muscle group and doesn't require much energy to contract.

Its all marketing. Hire a fitness model to be your front cover and make a couple of DVDs on how to use the machine. Then pay some people to do your testimonials and you have a new AB product.

Just like a get rich quick scheme. But this is a get lean and rip quick scheme. Think of about it, everybody has tried some get rich scheme one time or another. Did it work? Was it as easy as step 1, 2, 3?

When it comes to abs machines nobody ever got in shape using just the machines. They fail to mention the part in addition to low calorie diet and exercise regimen

Mistake# 8: Lack of sleep

Sleeping affects us more than what you think. When we go to bed, our bodies replenish and rebuild physically and mentally from the wear and tear throughout the day. Today's norm of staying up past our bed times due to computers, cell phones, 24 hour cable has made our bodies fatigue, reduced health, and even weight increase.

Grehlin and Leptin are hormones in our body that control appetite and weight gain or loss. Leptin suppresses our appetite while grehlin increases it. When your body doesn't get enough sleep, grehlin levels increase while leptin level decreases which means not getting enough sleep could be one of the reasons why many overeat and have weight issues. Ever experienced a sleepless night followed by a day when no matter what you ate you never felt full or satisfied? If so, then you have experienced the workings of leptin and grehlin.

When lack of sleep becomes a chronic problem, levels of grehlin increases, causing greater appetite, and levels of leptin decrease. Regardless of diet and exercise, it's possible that some obesity is caused, or made worse, by sleep deprivation.

Mistake # 9: Doing isolation workouts to rid of specific fatty areas:

Your body fat is spread out thru out your body. When you gain weight, you gain it everywhere, not just in one place. So why would you try to get rid of it just in one place? A lot of guys always tell me their ok with their legs, just need to get rid of some fat around the chest and stomach area.

Your fat doesn't go, hey lets all jump on your chest today and tomorrow, well go fatten up the gut area!

So when you're attacking the fat, which is your goal and to get a six pack you must attack it from your whole body. Instead of doing exercises like bench presses or curls you need to do functional multi body group exercises to increase more cal burning in your body so your body will be forced to utilize fat as the energy source.

This doesn't mean you do the same isolation workouts but just all in one day, because your still only using 1 to 3 muscle groups in every individual workout instead of using your entire body. Increase the calorie burning and your fat will melt away.

Mistake# 10 Not getting the HELP:

This is by far the biggest mistake of all that will keep most guys from ever getting the body they truly want. I know most guys don't like to admit that they are tired and fed up with having a gut. They usually act like its not a big deal, play it off real cool by making jokes like don't have a six pack I have a KEG! but deep down inside all guys would like to have a lean, chiseled midsection if they knew how to get it.

Trust me, I been there myself. I know exactly how its like to be embarrassed to take off my shirt when there are girls around wondering if I had a nice body and my shirt was the only illusion I had.

About 6 years ago I decided I was going to get a six-pack no matter what it took. I was at a party one night and as everyone was drinking and having a good time, this girl went up to this guy, whispered something in his ear and lifted up his shirt and holy crap, this guy had some of the baddest looking abs I have ever seen in my life. I swore his midsection looked like one of the super heroes out of a comic book. Seconds later all her friends flocked over to him and begin to flirt while they groped over his stomach. Right then I knew what ever I had to do, I was going to get me a six pack because I wanted the attention, the girls, the confidence, just the whole looking and feeling physically strong and athletic.

The last 6 years, I tried everything from crazy diets I read about to working out twice a day for 3 months straight and after years and years of trial and error I finally figured out exactly what to do to get a six-pack and maintain it. Since then, I trained and helped hundreds of guys get the body they want by showing them how to train, how to eat and some of the best shortcuts and tips I learned. Now I enjoy my life more than ever because I feel so confident, my clothes fits good, I don't have anything to hide. I now became That GUY the one girls would grope on and go OMG for and you know what, it feels great!

If you're reading this right now, you're probably it worth it? Let me tell you its worth every second to have this great feeling. Since then I've helped others do the same. I send out weekly newsletters on tips and step-by-step articles on what it takes to get a six-pack, from what to do first to get started to what to expect along the way and special tricks to do and maintain your lean midsection while still having fun and doing normal things like eating out and drinking with your buddies. I show people how to cheat on their diets and still stay ripped. I would highly suggest you check out my website to get more tips and info so I could get you started in the right direction.


Mike Chang is a certified personal trainer and a professional six pack abs coach. He specializes in helping men get six pack abs in the fastest and easiest way possible. Mike also offers a free email newsletter at, where he gives free articles and videos on how to get a six pack.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The 5 WORST protein bar ingredients... Do YOUR bars have these

Protein convenient yet so full of garbage. They hold the promise of being healthy, easy and full of muscle-building protein.

But have you ever taken a few minutes to look at what's actually IN them

I think you're going to be in for a shock when you read the TRUTH about the ingredients in some of the most popular protein bars on the market right now.

Let's get right to it:...

1 - Soy Protein Isolate (SPI)
This is, unfortunately, one of the most prevalent protein sources you'll find in protein bars, especially those marketed to women. This marketing would have you believe that soy is an excellent protein source for women because of the isoflavones found in it. In reality, studies have indicated that these soy isoflavones can actually be TOXIC because of how the soy is processed (fermented soy products such as tofu are fine, just fyi).

In addition, SPI was actually considered a WASTE product in soy processing until recently, when it was discovered that money could be made by passing it off as a protein source. It's cheap and definitely NOT a high-quality protein. It should be avoided.

And the final nail in the soy coffin: GMO. A very high percentage of the soy grown in the United States is from genetically modified organisms (GMO). They don't currently have to be labeled as such but if you're buying any sort of processed food, chances are very good you're getting a GMO-sourced product.

2 - High Fructose Corn Syrup
This is an easy one to figure out...the adverse health effects of it are well documented (contrary to what the commercials from the Corn Growers Association claim - those are truly among the most annoying commercials in existence, trying to make people who question corn syrup look stupid). It's one of the WORST things you can eat and yet there are still bars that use it as a primary ingredient.

3 - Fractionated Palm Kernel Oil
Palm kernel oil is a cheap, unhealthy fat. Unlike plain palm oil, palm kernel oil can't be obtained organically. Instead, the oil must be extracted from the pit with a gasoline-like hydrocarbon solvent. The fractioned form is the most processed...if you see that in the ingredients, you should definitely avoid it.

4 - Sugar Alcohols
This includes ingredients like Maltitol Syrup, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Lactitol, Mannitol, and Erythritol. Sugar alcohols are included in bars for sweetness...especially in bars that are "carb controlled". Sugar alcohols don't impact blood sugar as much as regular sugar because they're not well absorbed in the digestive tract...and when things aren't well absorbed in the digestive tract, things happen (if you know what I mean).

In small amounts, sugar alcohols aren't a big problem, but if you start getting into the double digits of grams of sugar alcohol (and many low-carb bars are in the 20 gram range), THEN you can start to see unpleasant digestive issues.

5 - Artificial Sweeteners
I won't get into the whole debate about whether artificial sweeteners are bad for you or not and what they turn into in your body, etc. Personally, I'm of the mindset that if it's created by science, chances are good your body won't recognize it and won't be able to metabolize it into something actually good for you. Therefore, I try and stay away from artificial sweeteners as much as I possibly can. I find the actual natural flavor of real food to be pretty good :).

In Summary...
Those are the top 5 worst protein bar ingredients...and you will actually find bars that contain ALL of these ingredients in them.

The main problem I have with the vast majority of protein bars today is that at their most base level, they're deceptive. The bars are put forward as convenient, healthy alternatives to food for "on the go" people. Yet when you take a close look at the ingredients, they're actually WORSE for you than most candy bars.

Obviously money is the biggest factor...companies that use high-quality ingredients in their bars have to charge more for them in order to stay in business. Hence the brick-like slop sold in bar form that you'll find in the grocery store aisles today.

A New Breed of Protein Bar...Raw and Natural
Yep, that's right!  A protein bar made from raw, natural ingredients that's actually GOOD for you.  You can eat them when you're running around, on the go.  They're convenient and healthy.

They taste EXTREMELY good and the quality of the ingredients is outstanding. For example, here's what you'll find in the Raspberry Hazelnut bars (which are one of my favorite flavors): Organic dates, pea protein, hemp protein, rice protein, almond butter, hazelnuts, coconut nectar, dried raspberries, raw cacao, coconut oil, stevia, water.

GREAT ingredients...GREAT taste...we order these bars all the time now and love them.

Click here to order your bars now...

Arthur M.

Little Known Fix for "Achy Bones"

Do you “feel it in your bones” when it’s going to rain? Can you predict the weather by how much your feet ache or your knees or shoulders tighten up?

It happens to me, too.

Years ago I sprained my Achilles’ tendon when I jumped to reach a lob shot during a tennis match against my trainer. I landed too hard on it. Now, whenever the weather changes, I can feel it.

Yesterday, I woke up and my foot was throbbing. And sure enough, when I headed outside to start my morning workout, I saw the clouds building.

But while you can’t control the weather, there is something you can do about the pain.

Stiffness and discomfort can be the result of not having enough hydration in your joints. When you move, the bones rub together painfully instead of gliding in a smooth, easy motion.

So how do you get moisture into your “dehydrated” joints? It’s not the kind of dehydration that can be fixed with a tall glass of water.

Your joints need a thick, sticky liquid called synovial fluid. You can help your body make this fluid by getting plenty of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps make collagen, which your body then uses to produce synovial fluid. Take 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day.

There’s another nutrient that can help lubricate your joints, but you might not have heard about it. It’s called cetyl myristoleate, or CMO for short. It’s a type of fatty acid that cushions joints and promotes a healthy inflammatory response.

It was discovered by Harry Diehl, a scientist who was working for the National Institutes of Health back in the ’60s. He found that mice were naturally resistant to arthritis because they had CMO to protect their joints.

Lab studies with this type of fatty acid have been very promising – with no unpleasant side effects. In one study, participants saw a significant improvement in knee function and range of motion.1

One thing you might be tempted to reach for is an over-the-counter pain reliever. But those can make your pain worse in the long run. These temporary pain relievers fool your body into thinking it doesn’t hurt anymore, but they don’t address the cause of your pain.

If you want to get faster pain relief and help cushion your joints, try a cream with CMO.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that study participants who used a topical cream with cetylated fatty acids – the same type of fatty acids as CMO – were able to climb stairs and move about more easily.2

A good cream that I found is called Rub On Relief, developed by my colleague Jesse Cannone, founder of The Healthy Back Institute. He put CMO together with nine more natural nutrients and herbs that go to work directly at the source of your pain.

It’s great for your back, shoulders, knees, elbows, muscles, and even tired feet. But it’s also good for other types of pain that you might not think about using a cream for. If you jam your finger, for example, or have painful neck tension, the cream can work there too.

You’ll feel a difference almost immediately after rubbing it in. If you’d like to try it, Jesse has put together a special offer for my readers. Click here for details.

To Your Good Health,

Arthur M.

1. Hesslink R Jr, et al, “Cetylated fatty acids improve knee function in patients with osteoarthritis,” J Rheumatol. 2002;29(8):1708-12.
2. Kraemer WJ, et al, “Effect of a cetylated fatty acid topical cream on functional mobility and quality of life of patients with osteoarthritis,” J Rheumatol. 2004 Apr;31(4):767-74.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fierce Fitness launched this week

It’s no secret that between the media and the food industries, most people are totally confused about what they need to do for their bodies, just in order to feel good about themselves let alone to stay healthy in the long run.

There is a constant influx of ‘research, studies and data’ (that are often completely misleading & not scientific at all) that is completely conflicting and almost impossible for the regular reader to understand.

This confusion, on top of our obsession with super-slim celebrities and with having the perfect body, whatever that may be, can draw out some pretty miserable feelings, huh?

Often times, it feels like no matter what you do – how often you get to the gym, how many pieces of delicious cake you turn down – you just can’t shake that flabby roll hanging onto your stomach, or tone up your thighs like you want to.

Even worse? It’s been a joke among nutritionists for years now that the best way to get someone to gain weight is to put them on a diet. Yep – over two-thirds of people who go on a diet will gain back more than they ever lost.

Modern life has a lot to answer for in the pursuit of the body you want. We are getting less sleep than ever, getting way too much stimulation from TV and computers (not to mention smart phones, tablets, e-readers… the list goes on), being exposed to huge amounts of pollution, and eating more processed foods than we even realize. And most of the time, we don’t even realize what kind of impact this is all having on our bodies.

So it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, regardless of how good your intentions are.

But you see, it doesn’t have to be like that.

It’s actually surprisingly simple to get the body & health you want.

The human body is one incredible machine, yo. It has developed and evolved over tens of thousands of years, and yours is no exception (well, not the tens of thousands of years, but you’ve definitely reaped the benefits) so although you might feel let down or even betrayed by your body at times, you may just need a better instruction manual.

When it comes to diet, the best bet is eating as clean and close to nature as possible. What do I mean by that? If you couldn’t grow it, gather it, or kill it yourself, leave that shiz alone.

Exercise is a tricky one, but it turns out that most of us are actually not made for those hour-long runs and crazy Zumba classes. Those things are good for a challenge or change of scene, but if you want to start getting startlingly good results from your workouts, interval and body weight training are where it’s at.

You also need to be paying attention to how much sleep and sunshine you are getting, which I’ll cover more tomorrow. Both sleep and the sun have a surprising impact on your body composition and long-term health.

Lau over at Fierce For Life has put some serious work into getting all the information you need into one easy spot. Her e-book, Fierce Fitness, covers the background of nutrition, recipes, shopping list and a sneaky (AKA awesome) trick to keep your metabolism burning like the fire of a thousand suns.

She’s also put together 8 weeks of workouts, complete with tracking sheets, that are guaranteed to get you the results you’re after. Not only this, but Lau’s put together a great tutorial on sleep, and is putting out truckloads of content all the time.

Fierce Fitness launches this week, and if you’re quick there might just be a little bonus in it for you too.

Get on over there and get that goodness in your life. Get rid of those confusing messages that are holding you down, and Fierce yourself foxy. Seriously. You’ll regret it if you don’t. <= = = Click Here!

SHOCKING new research (bodyweight training is better than cardio)

By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

This might be the most interesting - and shocking - workout study ever.

Researchers at Queen's University tested a Turbulence Training style workout against long cardio.
(Reference: Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2012 Sep 20.)

22 college-aged women did 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks in one of three groups.

Group A did 30 minutes of treadmill running at 85% max heart rate

Group B did 8 rounds of 20 seconds of a single exercise (burpees, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, or squat thrusts) with 10 seconds of rest between rounds.

Group C did nothing (they were the non-training control group).

Both training groups increased their aerobic fitness levels by the SAME amount (about 7-8%). That's right, the short bodyweight workouts (of 4 minutes) worked just as well as 30 minutes of cardio. Shocking.

BUT...only Group B, the TT style training, also increased muscular endurance in common exercises like chest presses, leg extensions, sit-ups, and push-ups.

And finally, the TT style training used by Group B also resulted in greater overall workout enjoyment.

The scientists concluded that "extremely low volume bodyweight interval-style training" will boost cardiovascular fitness just as well as cardio while giving you BETTER improvements in muscle endurance.

All in just 4 minutes.

Now you see why I use exercises like the 20-10 bodyweight squat move that I call "Punisher X".

Bottom line: TT bodyweight workouts KICK BUTT.

Get faster results with TT bodyweight workouts here


If you want a better body and fitness, use the TT bodyweight workouts instead of long, slow cardio.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The shortcut to real pain relief

Please read the important message below from our trusted friends at the Healthy Back Institute. If you ever suffer from any kind of joint or muscle pain, this message is for you. Read on to discover how they’re helping folks just like you become pain-free fast.

Yours in health,

Arthur M.


Dear Pain Sufferer,

When pain flares up, you just want it to stop. And you want it to stop now.

If you take a pill, you’ll have to wait. The pain could still be throbbing away 15… 30… even 60 minutes from now.

Besides, pills don’t deliver their active ingredients to where you hurt. They deliver them all over your body. So that sore joint or muscle just gets a tiny fraction of the pill’s pain relieving ingredients.

What you need is a solution that delivers all its pain relieving power right where you need it. And delivers it instantly.

Now you can finally experience that kind of fast, targeted relief. Relief that instantly goes to work right where you hurt. No delay… no wasted ingredients.

And it couldn’t be easier. Just click here to find out more.

The secret is a powerful combination of 10 proven pain relievers we’ve developed here at Healthy Back Institute. You simply rub it on wherever you feel pain. It absorbs quickly through your skin, so there’s no waiting for pills to digest. Now you can feel sweet relief almost instantly.

And because you apply it directly to where you hurt, none of the active ingredients are wasted. It’s fast relief that goes straight to where you need it most.

We carefully selected 10 unique pain relievers to attack every kind of pain. This is the first and only pain relief formula I’ve seen work for everyone who’s tried it!

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Yours for Pain-FREE Living,

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The Healthy Back Institute

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Burn 16.2 calories per minute with bodyweight exercises

By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer 

In a recent study funded by the American Council of Exercise, researchers found bodyweight training can burn up to 16.2 calories per minute in men and 13 calories/minute in women. (That's equivalent of running faster than 7 miles per hour.)

And now, almost everywhere in the world, is the best time of year for backyard bodyweight training.

Of course, bodyweight training is also perfect for those times when you are stuck indoors, like when I visit all those hotels with inadequate gyms on my travels.

Recently I stayed at hotel where the gym was so bad that the front desk attendant laughed at me when I asked where it was.

Fortunately, I was able to do a classic bodyweight workout in my hotel room.

That's where I created one of the two new "5 rounds of 5" bodyweight cardio circuits from the NEW TT Bodyweight Cardio 5 program that is now available for you to use anytime, anywhere.

=> Try the Bodyweight Cardio program and 101 bodyweight exercises here

The 5 rounds of 5 left me dripping with sweat despite cranking the air conditioning being in the hotel room.

It's liberating to be able to ditch the equipment and use unique exercises for maximum fat loss and conditioning. That's why the bodyweight cardio program series remains so popular year after year.

Smart folks, like you, have had enough of the slow cardio propaganda. You know there is a better way, you know there are better workouts. You love the past bodyweight cardio programs and you're ready for a new challenge.

The 2nd 5 rounds of 5 challenge uses my patented "Gauntlet" exercise system and is also guaranteed to burn a lot of calories in a short time - so that you get lean and ripped.

And finally, there's even a new "Bodyweight Cardio 500" challenge workout featuring a 500-rep test of your fitness.

Enjoy the new program.

Here's what you need to do to get started.

Just go to this page and you'll get my best bodyweight deal ever on the 101 Bodyweight Exercises System PLUS the NEW Bodyweight Cardio 5 program. Get it here:


Bring on the bodyweight conditioning.

Are your joints dehydrated?

Whenever the weather changes, I can feel it.

I woke up this morning and my ankle was throbbing. And sure enough, when I headed outside I saw the clouds building.

Do you “feel it in your bones” when it’s going to rain? Can you predict the weather by how much your feet ache or your knees or shoulders tighten up?

We can’t control the weather, but there is something you can do about the pain.

Stiffness and discomfort is often the result of a lack of hydration in your joints. When you move, the bones rub together painfully instead of gliding in a smooth, easy motion.

So how do you get moisture into your “dehydrated” joints? It’s not the kind of dehydration that can be fixed with a tall glass of water.

Your joints need a thick, sticky liquid called synovial fluid. You can help your body make this fluid by getting plenty of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps make collagen, which your body then uses to produce synovial fluid. Take 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day.

There’s another nutrient that can help lubricate your joints, but you might not have heard about it. It’s called cetyl myristoleate, or CMO for short. It’s a type of fatty acid that cushions joints and promotes a healthy inflammatory response.

It was discovered by Harry Diehl, a scientist who was working for the National Institutes of Health back in the ’60s. He found that mice were naturally resistant to arthritis because they had CMO to protect their joints.

Lab studies with this type of fatty acid have been very promising – with no unpleasant side effects. In one study, participants saw a significant improvement in knee function and range of motion.

One thing you might be tempted to reach for is an over-the-counter pain reliever. But those can make your pain worse in the long run. These temporary pain relievers fool your body into thinking it doesn’t hurt anymore, but they don’t address the cause of your pain.

If you want to get faster pain relief and help cushion your joints, try a cream with CMO.

Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that study participants who used a topical cream with cetylated fatty acids – the same type of fatty acids as CMO – were able to climb stairs and move about more easily.

A good cream that I found is called Rub On Relief, developed by my colleague Jesse Cannone, founder of The Healthy Back Institute. He put CMO together with nine more natural nutrients and herbs that go to work directly at the source of your pain.

It’s great for your back, shoulders, knees, elbows, muscles, and even tired feet. But it’s also good for other types of pain that you might not think about using a cream for. If you jam your finger, for example, or have painful neck tension, the cream can work there too.

You’ll feel a difference almost immediately after rubbing it in. If you’d like to try it, Jesse has put together a special offer for my readers. Click here for details.

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It's no pipe dream, and it's not another resolution that will bomb again this year...

Because no matter your age or weight, I literally guarantee with this 4-minutes-daily approach you WILL look and feel great again ... and you will lower your blood sugar and cholesterol and boost your energy in the process!

Previous research has shown this is the fastest, most effective way to burn those excess pounds, and now a new scientific study proves it supercharges your health, too...

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Oh, by the way ... you will love the fact you can skip the expensive equipment, gym memberships and all the waste-of-time-and-money gizmos out there with this!

This is the exact approach I personally have used to stay fit while raising 8 children and running a fast growing business.

Unless you're totally satisfied with your current weight and fitness, or if you love to spend hours each day on the hamster wheel (treadmill), I urge you to learn more about this proven approach.

Wishing you health and happiness,

Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The single BEST protein bars I've ever found...

If you eat protein bars, READ THIS.

It's especially important if you're a busy person (aren't we all) and you're always looking for healthy snacks on the go that you can bring with you and eat anywhere.

Because here's the thing...the VAST majority of protein bars on the market today are complete and utter garbage. They're terrible.

When you look at a bar and the first four ingredients are soy protein, high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup and sugar, you know there's something wrong...and yeah, that's the actual profile of a well-known brand that USED to offer quality protein products.

You're literally better off eating a Snickers bar than then one of these colon-stoppers masquerading as nutrition.

Just a couple of days ago, I came across a site for protein bars made by a guy by the name of Dale Buchanan...and he makes his from RAW foods and quality protein sources.

Being the total skeptic when it comes to protein bars, I decided to check out what he had to offer.

I read through his site and everything looked really good. The ingredients were quality protein sources (22 grams of pea protein, hemp protein and brown rice protein - and don't let the "vegan" sources fool you - these are really good proteins...I've used hemp protein myself regularly for years and it's good stuff) as well as being gluten-free.

And the most important thing...NOT ONCE did I see the words sugar, soy or high fructose corn syrup.

So I ordered a box to test out....

Well, when I got the box and tried the first one...taste test passed :)  These things are delicious.

So to make a long story short, if you've been looking for a great-tasting, high-quality, FOOD-based protein bar, your search is over. Get these.

Click here to check these out now...

Arthur M.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Build muscle AND lose fat? [how to]

My friends, Mike Whitfield who lost 105 lbs, and Travis Stoetzel,who has helped  thousands of athletes and fighters put on hard-rock muscle, have put together a finisher called, "The Clean and Press Burpee Lullaby".

That's just one of the 31 ways they help their clients put on muscle AND burn fat at the same time.

You can use these with any workout program (including your favorite) to keep your six pack and put on muscle simultaneously.

Finishers are what helped Mike polish off over 100 lbs of ugly belly fat.  Travis has used them to sky-rocket his clients' conditioning and keep the fat at bay while putting on lean muscle mass.

So what happens when you get these two coaches together?

==> Do not click here if you're a beginner

You can plug these in with your favorite workouts to help build lean mass and burn belly fat at the same time

=> Use these with your favorite workouts

Your friend,
Arthur M.

Learn 5 of “The Best Exercises You’ve Never Heard Of”

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The 10 Ways to Knock Out ANY Pain - 100% Guaranteed!


That’s the number of seconds the referee has to count before awarding a knockout victory in a boxing match.

With each count someone gets closer to total victory... and someone is closer to a crushing defeat.

Ten... That’s also the number of scientifically proven pain smashing ingredients you’ll find in Rub-On-Relief, a natural pain relief cream:

Check them out here.

This powerhouse topical pain relief cream was developed by my friend Jesse Cannone of The Healthy Back Institute.

After watching his back pain clients writhe in pain and then hearing how limited and controlled their lives were by pain, he and his team went to work to create the best natural pain relief cream on the market.

Not only did they create a product from natural ingredients that worked fast and was easy to use...

It's SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to be 100% effective in giving you a knockout victory over ANY type of pain you’re currently experiencing!

It's quick and easy to apply, and doesn't leave your fingers burning or stinking like those other creams.

Just grab your tube of Rub-On-Relief then simply massage a dime sized dab where it hurts...

And in only minutes you’re pain free!

Plus it’s backed by an Iron Clad 100% Money Back Guarantee.

It either works for ANY type of pain you have - as promised - or your money back... You risk nothing!

You can see all the proof for yourself and also discover 8 "Sneaky Little Pain Busters" you've probably never heard of right here.

Imagine no more achy joints or muscles...

Say good bye to nagging injury pain...

Freedom from the crippling effects of arthritis... Achieve total victory over your pain.

Here’s to knocking out your pain,

Arthur M.

P.S. Remember, Rub-on-Relief is proven to be effective in relieving ANY pain you have. And it’s guaranteed... you risk nothing.

So why not try Rub-On-Relief today and experience the pain relief you deserve.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Use these 99 reps to get ripped

Use These 99 Reps to Get Ripped
Mike Whitfield, Co-Author of Hardcore Finishers

It's all over YouTube and Facebook... all these cheesy posters in black and white with some cheesy saying like, "I Was Going to Eat a Cheeseburger, But I Decided to Run Instead".

100% Certified Cheese.

The ones with the saying of "I'm going to rock 20 sets of deadlifts" really crack me up.

There's nothing wrong with wanting to be hardcore; after all, that's how metabolic finishers work. You finish off your workout hardcore, right?

But to stand there and say you'll do it for 90 minutes? No way. Sorry, but your body just isn't built for that. Your nervous system can't handle it.

The good news is...

... you can finish off any workout with a hardcore finisher that lasts just a fraction of that time and you still get the same results.

31 Ways to finish ANY workout Hardcore

But there is a catch. You DO have to have the right intensity. After all, these types of finishers make you dig deeper than any other program and you must leave it all on the table.

So what makes a hardcore finisher? Well, there's this classic finisher...

Do the following circuit one time AFTER your lifting session. Record the time it takes you to complete it and then the next time you perform this finisher, try to beat your previous time.

99 Problems but the Twitch Ain't One
Finisher # 1 from the Hardcore Finishers Manual

33 Prisoner Jump Squats
33 Decline Close-Grip Pushups
33 KB or DB Swings

Here's how to approach it - When you think you're tired, you're actually not. Sorry, but that's the best way to approach this kind of finisher. Dig a little deeper MENTALLY.

The result - you'll chisel lean, athletic muscle and if you're on a muscle-building program, you'll keep the ugly belly fat at bay. After all, what's the point of gaining mass if your belly grows as well?

When it comes to my favorite Hardcore Finisher moves, these are definitely in my top ten (not in any order)...

1. KB or DB Swings
2. Burpee/Chin-up Combo
3. Burpee/Pull-up Combo
4. Renegade Crawl
5. *Sandbag Squats
6. Battling Ropes
7. Explosive Pushups
8. Burpee Box Jump
9. *Sandbag Carrys
10.*Prowler or Sled Sprints

* Travis wrote manuals on how to create your own sandbag and sled here

Now THOSE are some hardcore finisher moves. There's a lot more hardcore exercises inside the manual, but I'm sure you get the idea.

It's really simple. Use these hardcore finishers after YOUR favorite workout for an epic grand finale that will get you chiseled (just remember what I said about the intensity).

Get ripped and chiseled using Hardcore Finishers here

You got this...

May you never, EVER get bored with your workouts,
Mike Whitfield (aka Mikey), CTT

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nilsson Curls - The Best Bicep Exercise EVER...

By Nick Nilsson

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How To Do It:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Click this link to the view the video for this exercise:

Standing Nilsson Curls -
A Useful Adaptation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Set your feet a little forward then squat down.

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

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

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

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

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

Click this link to the view the video for this exercise:

About the Author:

Nick Nilsson, also known as the "Mad Scientist of Exercise," has been training and innovating unique and powerful new exercises and training techniques for more than 20 years. He's published 11 books on weight training, including "The Best Arm Exercises You've Never Heard Of"

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

Sunday, September 16, 2012

New exercises = bigger, better arms

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


Got no patience? 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 this sh--?" (expletive deleted :)

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


Arthur M.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Best...protein need to try these

Here's the thing...most protein bars are terrible...taste, quality, ingredients, you name it. All terrible.

Well, I've found a protein bar that is AWESOME...taste, quality, ingredients...all awesome. I think you're going to like them...

RAW: raw food ingredients with bars made by hand, not extruded from a mass-producing machine with all the nutrients and beneficial enzymes blasted out of them.

ORGANIC: made from top-quality organic ingredients.

TASTE: these bars taste GREAT......if it doesn't taste good, you're not going to choke it down just because it's healthy!

ZERO: gluten, dairy, wheat or grains, soy, artificial sweeteners or preservatives

CONVENIENT: these are easy to bring with you when you're on the go and it's nice to know you've got a healthy and FILLING snack that will keep you on track.

PROTEIN: made with a blend of organic pea, hemp and brown rice protein. Don't let the vegan protein sources throw you off...these are high-quality protein sources that are very complete, especially when combined like this....and each bar has 22 grams of protein in it (compare that to most bars which are literally half that using garbage protein sources).

Sound good?

If you've tried these before, you know how good they are. Just go get yours now.

If you have haven't tried them yet, I honestly can't recommend these things enough. It's rare you see this combination of taste and quality in a product.

Click here to get your bars now...

Arthur M.

Build MONSTER arms FAST with these cool exercises

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

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

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

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

I think the name says it all :)


Got no patience? Click here to check it out now:


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

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

I mean, check some of these out:


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


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


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


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


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

So here's the deal...

Right now, Nick's just released this book and is only charging $49.95 for the full 68-exercise book. This is just DIRT CHEAP for the sheer volume of innovative exercises you'll find in it. Exercise descriptions, pictures, even an entire VIDEO LIBARY that you'll have full access to so you know exactly how to perform every exercise.

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

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

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

Me? I think he's right...

Go check it out here:


Arthur M.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Beat Workout Boredom

Beating Workout Boredom
Mike Whitfield, CTT
Metabolic Bootcamp Finishers

At the TT Summit, Craig Ballantyne and I put over 50 Trainers and coaches through a tough metabolic resistance training workout.

Just  when they thought the chaos was over, it was time to put them through a workout grand finale, aka "Metabolic Bootcamp Finisher".

Sweat was pouring down like waterfalls and they loved every minute of it. As Craig brought me in for a special finisher, I could see the curiosity in their faces.

It was time. The infamous "3's Company" finisher was going to be shared with the trainers, and you can use it with your bootcamp workouts too, for an epic grand finale that will have your campers raving about you.

Print this out and use this after your own workout or with your bootcamps...

The 3's Company Finisher

Finisher # 8 in the Bootcamp Finishers Manual

Do the following circuit as many times as possible in 3 minutes, resting ONLY when needed. When the 3 minutes is up, you're done.

Burpee/Spiderman Pushup Combo (3)
Lunge Jumps (3/side)
X-Body Mountain Climber (3/side)

Great times, no... great metabolic times.

You see, the finishers are where the real magic happens. This is when your campers seriously get ADDICTED to working out and coming back for more.

But more importantly, when you combine the power of YOUR workouts and these metabolic bootcamp finishers, your campers will get better and faster results, while having a lot of fun.

That's a win/win.

How powerful is it? Finishers helped me lose 105 pounds.

You can read more about my story here

That's what finishers can do for you and your bootcamp workouts. They are fun and addicting, bringing in dozens of referrals week after week.

Not only that, but you'll also get the 14-day Bootcamp Fat Torch program as well as Metabolic Switch, the power of intervals and metabolic resistance training to get the best results in minimum time, all while your campers rave about you.

You'll also discover:

The Metabolic Partner 200
The Spider Gauntlet
The Metabolic Chaos Countdown

... and more

Smack workout boredom in the face


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

(Free Webinar) 7-Step Fat Burning Detox

My good friend, Nancy Desjardins, founder and creator of Health  Will be hosting a Webinar called:  7-Step Detox

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Starts: 8:00 Eastern (NY) time. (5:00 pm Pacific, 6:00 pm Mountain, 7:00 pm Central)

Registration is FREE; Reserve your space right here:

She will discuss safe and effective body-cleansing programs, best detox tools, supplements, exercises, and foods.

Register now at

Get your discipline back this month.

This webinar is especially for you if:

You've lost control over your eating habits

You've experienced a recent health crisis, and it has made you more conscious of improving your health

You are pre-menopausal or going through menopause, and are experiencing dramatic changes in your body and moods

The aging process has really changed your metabolism

You are going through a new phase in life

You've bought a new home

Quit smoking

Started a new business

Gone through a separation or divorce, or you're in a new relationship which is adding new stresses to your life.

On this call, She will talk about:    

Liver health and cleansing strategies

Weight loss, metabolism, and hormones

Heavy metal toxicity

Cellular detoxification

Overcoming food addiction

Sweating to detox

The Emotional component to losing Weight

Foods you must avoid

How to get deep, restorative sleep and improve your mood

Which types of detox programs are not good for you

Join the Webinar Here: