Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How to GAIN Muscle & LOSE Fat at the SAME Time

By Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

Lame college professors and cardio addicts like to tell you that you can't do this. They say it's impossible.

That's what "they say".

This workout proves them wrong

Listen, I've been in the business for almost 20 years, and I've been in the gym (working out or training others) for 20 hours a week for over a decade. I know what is possible more than those naysayers.

I know you CAN gain muscle and lose fat at the SAME time.

Check out this amazing success story from one of my best clients:

"Hey Craig, I'm finishing up the last week of TT Gain Muscle/Lose Fat 2... And it's living up to its name. I've gotten way bigger through the upper body... lats are filling out... And waist is slimming. I benched 245 five times on my fourth set on Saturday... Beast mode! Wanted to thank you again for helping me out. I'm loving it! I've gone from a fatty to one of the strongest guys in the gym." - Sean Goldsmith

And this type of training works for ALL age groups and both genders, too.

One of my workout programs was used in a study where women gained 4.2 pounds of muscle and lost 3.5 pounds of fat in just a few weeks.

BOOM. They did the impossible, and I bet they looked fantastic.

(Reference: Med Sci Sports Exerc. Body Composition and Strength Changes in Women with Milk and Resistance Exercise. Josse, A.R., et al.)

In another study, men AND women OVER the age of 60 gained 4 pounds of lean mass and lost 4 pounds of fat in 12 weeks with resistance training. Imagine how great they felt...and they didn't even change their diet. That's the power of these workouts.

(Reference: Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 85(4):1005-13. Resistance training and dietary protein: effects on glucose tolerance and contents of skeletal muscle insulin signaling proteins in older persons. Iglay, H.B., et al.)

So because YOU and I know better than these stuffy professors, I'm having a "Prove them wrong!" sale this week on my Gain Muscle-Lose Fat program this week only. The sale ends on Thursday night.

Use this workout to Gain Muscle and Lose Fat at the SAME Time

Save over 67% on the regular price of this workout so that you can start gaining muscle and losing fat at the SAME time during the holidays.

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Move quick! This sale ENDS Thursday and the price TRIPLES.

 

Friday, December 13, 2013

5 Critical Keys to Kill Your Cellulite


One of our contributing experts recently put together a kick-butt article that is the “Do This – and DON’T Do That” rule-book when it comes to getting rid of unsightly cellulite dimples, shadows and ripples. It’s a quick read with some eye-opening tips and a helpful video that you’ll want to see while it’s still up.
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-contributed by – Joey Atlas, Womens’ Body Enhancement Specialist — M.S., Exercise Physiology"

"Ask any woman on the street what the definition of "cellulite" is and you'll get a confused variety of answers. From “toxic fat pockets caught in the skin” to “bands of fiber pulling down on the skin” and many odd things in between…"

no more cellulite orange bikini

Cellulite Gone – Bikini On

The truth is: most people really don’t know what “cellulite” actually is, or, what causes this odd appearance of the lower body trouble zones…"

This is no surprise as there actually is no such thing as ‘cellulite’… So how do we get rid of something which doesn’t exist?"

Here’s the answer:

"The word, “cellulite”, was cleverly made-up several decades ago, in a European beauty-spa, to DESCRIBE the bumpy, shadowy and dimpled appearance of skin in the lower body trouble zones of the female body. (butt, hips, thighs, legs)"

The beauty spas then started cashing-in and profiting big-time by marketing "beauty" services and products to get rid of "cellulite". And if you're like most women who've been challenged by this issue, then you probably already know all of those passive and superficial beauty treatments do not get rid of the dented shadows and mushy dimples on your buns, legs and thighs."

In order to make your lower-body smooth, tight and attractive, there are 5 steps to follow.

Here they are:

5 Critical Keys to KILL Your Cellulite

1: You cannot get rid of the dimples and shadows (cellulite) by rubbing an odd gel, weird lotion or goopy cream on your trouble zones and problem spots.

So, stop using them – as some can actually make your cellulite worse.

Despite the fact that there are dozens of supposed ‘cellulite reduction creams’ on the market, there is no possible way for any one of them, no matter how expensive, to get rid of your cellulite. Cellulite is not a skin problem. Its an underlying structural issue, that can only be corrected by reversing the cause of atrophied muscle fibers directly beneath your “cellulite” trouble spots."

Since the squishy dimples and shadows are a superficial symptom of a problem below the surface; it’s impossible for the creams, lotions or gels to have any physiological impact on the cause of the issue…"

2: Risky and expensive ‘medi-spa treatments’ can only reduce your bank account – not your cellulite problems. And there are many consumer reports about women being seriously scarred or injured as well.

Stay away from these as the FDA reports show women who’ve been scarred or injured for life.

Painful, dangerous and uncomfortable services ranging from endermologie to body-wrapping have been proven to be totally ineffective when it comes to treating cellulite. However, advertising and marketing loopholes allow these services to be cleverly marketed to desperate women who are at wits end with the unattractive dimples and shadows on the lower-body problem areas."

3: The unattractive dimples, shadows and saggy ripples known as cellulite are not ‘genetic’ and you are NOT stuck with them forever if you have them.

Falsely believing this will prevent you from getting rid of your cellulite. So, don’t entertain this nonsense for 1 second.

These two ridiculous myths are often passed around by ‘neighborhood know-it-alls’ – and many women actually believe these 2 myths – especially if they haven’t found the right way to get rid of the cellulite. Whats even more alarming are the number of doctors who also believe in and foster these 2 demoralizing falsehoods.

Yes – it is common to see a mother and daughter, both with the lower-body "orange peel" look, BUT this doesn't mean cellulite is genetic – it simply means both women have not found a way to lift, tone and firm the muscle layers under the dimpled, saggy skin."

4: You can get rid of cellulite, regardless of your age – or when you began to notice it."

Since cellulite is a structural issue (muscle) – it can be fixed with simple and unique body movements which target the cellulite areas."

These types of moves can be followed by any woman, regardless of her age or fitness level. And it doesn’t matter if the cellulite started in the early teen years – or after pregnancy – or after menopause – it’s still a structural issue that results from soft, un-toned muscles underneath the saggy, dimpled, shadowy skin."

5: The only proven way to permanently get rid of the dimples and shadows of cellulite is through a series of simple, yet specifically targeted lower-body movements"

These unique movements focus on lifting, shaping and toning the muscle layers so they gently push outward against the skin – to bring back the smooth, tight and sexy appearance, while burning off any excess flab, if there is any."

This is how regular women reverse the cause of cellulite dimples and shadows… AND, if there happens to be any excess fat in those zones – it will be burned off as fuel by the muscles. This bonus of losing any unhealthy excess body-fat is nice because it reveals a great body and it works wonders for your health profile."

BUT you won’t learn about these unique slow-tempo movements in the gym or your local health club."

These body movements are NOT done with typical weights and machine type exercises." "Most regular fitness instructors don’t even know about this type of targeted cellulite-killing method. (click to watch video)"

These muscle-stimulating movements can be done right at home, in total privacy."

The female lower-body has over 90 muscles…"

Picture those 90 muscles BENEATH your skin’s surface in your legs, butt, hips and thigh zones. That’s where the magic happens in regards to true removal of mushy dimples and saggy shadows in the trouble spots and problem areas…

Despite what most women have been led to believe, there is a critical difference between a ‘general workout program’ – and a laser-focused, cellulite removal method. The sweetest benefit of this is; you don’t need access to a health club or fitness center." …"Just click PLAY on this video by Joey Atlas, (M.S., Ex.Phys.) and get it started now:" (it opens in a bigger screen so you don’t miss a thing)

These are simple, unique moves you can start doing today, right in the privacy of your own home. And if you start this type of targeted muscle stimulation method today – you will start feeling results within 2 weeks and seeing results within 3 to 4 weeks."

free cellulite presentation video for women to get rid of cellulite


To see the 90 muscles in your lower-body and

how you can reverse the cause of the bumps,

shadows and dimples in your trouble zones and

problem spots, just click play above.

EXTRA TIP – # 6: The Dimples, Ripples and Shadows of Cellulite Get Worse if They Are Not Taken Care of Properly. And the worse it gets, the harder it is to reverse.

So, watch the video above to avoid further frustration, disgust and anger. It’s your body so just do the right thing for it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oops I forgot to post the workout

Oh dear, I forgot to add the workout that Shawna wanted me to give you from her new program Challenge Complexes. You can check that out below, but first I wanted to tell you a bit about this style of workout.

There’s a trick to putting together ‘complex’ workouts. Often times trainers try to make things challenging by putting together impossible exercise combinations. Shawna says that complex workouts really need to be simple in their design so as not to cause strain on certain muscle groups and to ensure you stay injury free.

That’s what I love about her workouts: safe, effective and fun. They’re full of variety and challenges but they aren’t ‘impossible’. Shawna is as experienced a trainer as they come. She’s in incredible shape at 50 and uses complexes in her training.

Okay, here’s the workout:

Let’s Get This Started (Reps and rounds)

Equipment: dumb bells

Choose a weight that you can use for ALL exercises.

Do 8 reps of each exercise. Try not to put the DB’s down the entire set, do 6 rounds. Time your workout, match the time with increased load the next time out:

· DB push up (hands on dumb bells)

· Spider crawl (per leg)

· Weighted burpee (squat thrust to deadlift)

· High pull

· Front squat push press

· Rest 30 seconds to one minute

Do 6 rounds

Have fun with that one and make sure to check out her plan.

Challenge Complexes is only $19 this week. That works out to about 70 cents a workout.

Money well spent, even during the holidays when I know that money can get tight.

Arthur M.

EXACT routine that will get you abs BEFORE New Year’s

Today I want to give you a chance to get your hands on the EXACT program you need to get your body in BETTER condition BEFORE the New Year even starts.

This guide will provide the perfect workouts to use so you can hit the sweet spot of fat-loss even before the holidays begin... all while building lean, defined muscle.

Look, you may already be feeling holiday stress, you don’t need to add to it by having long workouts or worse yet, NO workouts because you ‘don’t have time’.

With stress (even the stress from a long workout), your adrenal glands pump out cortisol, the fat storing hormone. You need a plan for quick and effective workouts.

=> Get the best complexes EVER here

Here’s exactly how it works.

When you use Shawna’s 20-minute complexes, you’ll automatically "shift" your hormones into fat-burning mode WITHOUT stressing out your adrenal glands which release fat-storing cortisol with long workouts.

...And it has nothing to do with just shortening your workouts.

Inside this system you’ll discover a new and different way to train that will:

-replace boring cardio

-improve your athleticism

-build muscle

-boost metabolism

-burn fat

This extreme fat-burning method strategically "spares" hormones, like growth hormone, by using a specific combination of strength training and "just enough" high intensity exercise to hit the SWEET SPOT of fat-burning.

==> 20 minute EXTREME fat-burning breakthrough <------ do NOT click yet

Now, you do these simple to follow workouts right in the comfort of your own home. You’ll get coaching videos to guide you through each workout.

- NO need to spend time in holiday traffic.
- NO need for fancy equipment: just a barbell, a set of dumb bells and a KB.
- NO excuses.

Just get your workout done in 20 minutes or less.

You’ll love how you look and feel at the start of the New Year when everyone else is 8 – 13 lbs heavier.

So do yourself a big favor.

Grab Challenge Complexes and get abs for Christmas in just 20 minutes a day.

==> Grab Challenge Complexes here

The way I see it you basically have two choices...

CHOICE #1: Wait until after New Year’s, get fatter, regret you didn’t take action sooner, and try your best to get in great shape AFTER the holidays.

OR...

CHOICE #2: Start using Shawna’s Challenge Complexes today and take advantage of the PERFECT plan and strategy to guarantee you’ll be looking and feeling great by New Year’s and beyond.

Hmmmm...seems like an OBVIOUS choice to me :-)

Get the entire system and thank me later:

==> Start getting your body ready for the New Year NOW

Remember...it’s either the pain of taking action RIGHT now, or the bigger pain of regret after the holidays.

Arthur M.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The best 20-minute complex you’ll EVER do

Of course you know that muscle is key to the fat burning process. Muscle is more ‘dense’ than fat meaning that it takes up less space in your jeans. Your body weight may drop or even stay the same weight, but your shape will drastically change.

And change is what it’s all about. Who cares what the scale says if you’re looking better naked and not ashamed to lift up your shirt and show off your abs?

These complexes take about 20 minutes <= Best complexes EVER

Lots of people are STILL using cardio to try to get their abs to show. Whether you’re doing low intensity cardio like running on a treadmill or even doing HIIT (high intensity intervals) you may be getting to a point where results are just not happening.

Are you strength training as well as doing cardio? If your workouts are too long you can run into overtraining PLUS encourage cortisol, which is the hormone that promotes fat storage.

This is the ultimate “hybrid” of cardio and strength

How about a scientific workout that manipulates your fat burning hormones?

Complexes involve incomplete workout recovery for lactic acid and GH production. This is paired with strength training moves that will build lean muscle, boost your fat burning hormones and reduce your fat storing hormones – in about 20 minutes. Bonus: More lean muscle means an increased resting metabolic rate to burn more calories even at rest.

It can be done… when structured right…

My good friend, Shawna Kaminski has a really unique and simple to follow plan for you using the power of complexes (the same type of training the hot celebrities use for their movie roles)

Take a look at it here

You’ll find cool workouts like this one below that she allowed me to share:

Workout 2 Six by Six (Reps and rounds)
Choose a weight that you can use for ALL exercises. Try not to put the bar down throughout the set. Rest up to one minute between sets.

6 reps of each:

· Bent over row

· RDL

· High pull

· Front squat

· Push press

· Burpee with push up

Rest 30 sec to 1 minute

4 to 6 rounds

Even though Shawna is 50 years old, she’s literally the oldest hard body I know, she looks and performs like a woman easily 20 years younger. Her secrets WORK, her plans WORK.

You’ll get expert coaching every step of the way since each workout comes with a coaching video so you’ll know exactly what to do.

Discover how ‘complexes’ will change your body here

Arthur M.

Get Challenge Complexes here. Don’t let the holiday season or lack of time be an excuse for adding to your belly fat.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The perfect “anti-aging” workout design

Age is NO excuse for belly fat!

My good friend and super hot trainer (who’s also the OLDEST hard body I know) says: ‘Age is only a number and NEVER an excuse for excessive belly fat or being inactive. I hope your belly fat is listening here.’

It should be easier to take advice from someone who’s a little older that’s walking the walk.

Check out some of her secrets here.

It’s easier to dismiss advice when it comes from a trainer in their 20’s, one that hasn’t bore children, changed careers, had life experiences or otherwise been on the planet for more than a few decades. When you hear this from someone who isn’t a spring chicken, then your belly fat should be getting a little nervous.

Shawna has proven that there are multiple ways to maintain super high intensity workouts to get rid of YOUR belly fat while respecting your body. It’s not wise to go crazy on stupid training protocols whatever your age. You need to increase intensity to workouts slowly in a progressive manner that helps you avoid an injury disaster.

You’ll get the results you're after without the aging aches and pains you may think you’ll get with her intense workouts.

Take a page from Shawna K’s book, which by the way as visible abs year round without crazy dieting or training all day long. She has this for you:

Here’s a month of fun home workouts for you to use to kick your belly fat to the curb. You’ll need about 20 minutes with very little equipment and space.

You’ll get this FREE when you grab her Challenge Complexes before midnight tonight.

Challenge Complexes is a new program just released that uses minimum equipment to burn fat, boost metabolism AND build muscle in workouts that are 20 minutes or less.

Honestly, Shawna is one of the MOST respected trainers out there. Like I said, her body speaks for itself, she clearly knows a thing or ten about training.

Grab Anti-Aging here before midnight tonight

Arthur M.

This is better than intervals (intense)

I hate cardio.

Don't we all?

Well, sadly, no. When I go into my gym I still see row upon row of cardio machines jammed with magazine readers hoping to lighten the load of their belly fat. But it won't happen.

Did you know that traditional cardio increases your cortisol production and can lead to muscle and strength loss?

Also a recent study at the University of Tampa showed that adding ‘Jogging’ to a weight training program decreased strength gains by 50%.

If you're getting weaker you're losing muscle. And if you're losing muscle, your fat percentage is going up.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather be stronger and leaner than weaker and fatter.

Yet another reason NOT to do traditional cardio.

Here’s the ultimate cardio replacement

Sure, we all know about HIIT, but let’s face it, you can get too much of a good thing. If you notice that you’re feeling your performance is lacking, you’re getting weaker, losing muscle and generally just looking ‘soft’, it may be time to put HIIT on vacation.

This is better than intervals (intense)

One that will burn fat, boost metabolism and build muscle in 20 minutes or less?

If you want to look like (and feel like) a super hero, build your strength and coordination, and make everyday activities so much easier…

… just use this approach for 20 minutes or less.

This approach (once only used with athletes) will strip off body fat and build rock solid muscles at the same time because of the metabolic and progressive approach.

Shake up your program with something completely different.

Put ‘cardio’ and ‘HIIT’ on the shelf and try this.

Arthur M.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Nutritional Secrets For Effective Fat Loss

If you're trying to lose weight and get a toned, sculpted 6-pack, then let me ask you something:

Are you sweating it out with hundreds of sit-ups and crunches?

If you are, you need to stop right now, because all the sit-ups and crunches in the world will NOT give you a 6-pack! And neither is losing weight! One of the most important things you can learn about sculpting a perfect body is that amazing definition in your muscles starts with FAT LOSS and NOT weight loss! The two are not the same!

Believe me, there are lots of other reasons why you can't shift stubborn belly fat or sculpt a solid 6-pack, and much of this has to do with the right workout plan and consuming the right foods in the right quantities...

And over the next few postings, I'll share those exact same secrets with you so you can be well on your way to sculpting the body of your dreams!

One of the reasons why you can't burn fat effectively is because even though you exercise consistently and train hard, your workouts aren't effectively tailored to your EXACT fat-burning needs!

You need to encourage your body to burn fat with a specific fat-burning plan which is right for YOU. Think about that for a second - Your body is as individual as a fingerprint and will react differently to the next person. Choosing the right fat-burning plan and learning how to incorporate this into your workouts will really help your body burn away stubborn belly fat.

High intensity strength training is just one example of the type of training you should be doing to burn away excess fat and help you burn extra calories hours after your workout has ended. Combined with the right nutrition, this type of training is one of the fastest ways ever to get in to great shape and sculpt a sexy mid-section.

And if you want to see what high-intensity training can do for you, watch this free presentation!

To your success!

Arthur M.

P.S. Download your FREE copy of

Saturday, November 30, 2013

10 Finishers that will Smoke You (You'll love # 6)

So I just looked at Chris and Mike's NEW KB Finishers and Bodyweight programs, and I asked Mike Whitfield if I could share the Bodyweight Gauntlet finisher from one of his workouts with you.

Do the following circuit as many times as possible in 4 minutes, resting ONLY when needed:

Burpee/Spiderman Pushup Combo (3)

Jumping Jacks (10)

Burpee/X-Body Mountain Climber Combo (3)

The Burpee Spiderman Pushup is when you replace the normal pushup with a Spiderman Pushup (1 rep per side) in the burpee.

For the Burpee/X-Body Mountain Climber Combo, you'll replace the pushup with a cross-body mountain climber (1 per side).

The good news is that the finisher alone will get you ripped compared to boring cardio. The bad news? This is after the main workout!... but it will be worth it as you burn hundreds of calories in minutes.

Get all the workouts and KB Finishers here

Before that nasty finisher, you'll do a lower body/upper body/lower body circuit (with a weird variety of a lunge)...

... followed by a high-energy metabolic conditioning circuit and then finally, you'll blast your way through a 3-exercise bodyweight ab circuit with minimum rest.

Not to mention all the quick and powerful KB Finishers from Chris Lopez...

...And here are the top 10 KB Finishers from Chris Lopez you'll want to try once you get the KB Finishers System...

#10 "Suns Out, Guns Out" - An upper body finisher to help channel your inner "Meathead"

#9 "I Got 5 On It" - A 5-Minute Timed Finisher using kettlebell ballistics like swings and snatches.

#8 "The Manhattan Beach Project" - The perfect Kettlebell Challenge Finisher to get you beach ready

#7 "Washboard on the Shelf" - A density-based ab finisher to get you washboard abs.

#6 "Comfortable With Discomfort" - A double kettlebell finisher that uses the infamous "standing hard style plank" technique.

#5 "Get Up, Stand Up" - Using the Turkish Get-Up - the most powerful exercise in the kettlebell arsenal - you'll shred your abs and bulletproof your shoulders at the same time!

#4 "The Gut Check" - Kettlebell Swings and bodyweight abs...the perfect combination.

#3 "Locked & Loaded" - Use the Number #1 rate kettlebell abs exercise for 2014, the loaded carry (as voted by Turbulence Training).

#2 "The Dominant Overload" - This Finisher is meant to overload one side of the body forcing you to stabilize while you're unevenly loaded. In addition to testing your grip, your midsection will take a beating as well.

And the Number #1 Kettlebell Finisher from Master CTT Chris Lopez is...

#1 The Master Plan - So simple, yet so sinister, this finisher-kettlebell-complex tackles every single muscle group in your body in less time than it'll take you to say "Dasvidaniya".

Get the NEW KB Finishers System here and say "Dasvidaniya" to your body fat

You'll love the KB Finishers and Bodyweight workouts,

Arthur M.

10 reasons your training doesn't flatten your abs (#8 is surprising)

There are 10 "underground" ab training mistakes Kate Vidulich, an Exercise Physiologist, is revealing that is keeping you from getting flatter abs.

In fact, most trainers don't know these because they rely on outdated textbooks.

In just a few minutes, you'll know more than most fitness "experts"...

=> 10 reasons your training doesn't flatten your abs

In fact, # 8 will surprise you and more than likely, you're doing this right now every time you exercise...

=> #1 mistake when training your abs

To getting Flat Abs,
Arthur M.

Friday, November 29, 2013

HIGH-energy workouts and finishers

I'm hearing some awesome feedback on yesterday's KB Finisher. Just wait until you see what is in store today.
This finisher has the best KB exercise of all time... the KB Swing.

Now most people get the KB Swing all wrong and you might be, too. You don't do a squat followed by a front raise (that's what most people do). The trick is to really "fire" from the hips and glutes and your arms are just along for the ride.

When you do KB Swings correctly, you'll not only get your core stronger, but you'll also improve your conditioning and hit a lot of muscle at one time. That's why it's a staple in this finisher from Chris Lopez, CTT...

Duration: 10 minutes or less
Equipment: One single kettlebell - snatch size or less

Snatch Left x 5

Snatch Right x 5

Clean Left x 10

Clean Right x 10

Swing Left x 10

Swing Right x 10

You can get dozens more of KB Finishers from Chris Lopez here PLUS some fat-burning bodyweight workouts from Mike Whitfield:

NEW KB Finishers and Advanced Bodyweight Workouts <== Sale

Plus, get this - a study published by ACE proved that you burn up to 20.2 calories per minute using a kettlebell.

How many calories per minute do you burn walking on a treadmill? ... on average... 5.

Let's do the math and say you completed the above finisher in 8 minutes.

8 minutes X 20 cals = 240 calories in 8 minutes
30 minutes X 5 cals = 150 calories in 30 minutes

Boom. You've got a 8-minute solution to your ineffective cardio.

As part of these NEW 31 KB Finishers, Chris Lopez PROVES you can get better results in less time with the right programming and just a single kettlebell.

Combine that with Mike's Bodyweight workouts and finishers, and you'll eliminate all excuses. After all, Chris is married with FIVE kids. And Mike? ... he's been able to lose AND KEEP off 105 pounds of fat, even being married with 2 kids himself.

It's no surprise they have helped thousands of people all over the world with their high-energy and addictive workouts and finishers.

Discover the HIGH-energy workouts and finishers here:

Cure your boring workouts  => High-Energy KB and BW Workouts + Finishers

Get ripped burning 20 calories a minute,
Arthur M.

P.S. Did I tell you that Mike has used finishers just like this to lose 105 pounds of fat? ...

... and that Chris has 3 jobs and 5 kids, yet he stays in single digit body fat year round?

These are the workouts and finishers they use <== Now available to you

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Is Interval Training Dead?

Is interval training dead?

Discover the truth about interval training here <= Is it dead?

You'll also find the best 1-2 punch to belly fat. It's the best "hybrid" of advanced bodyweight training and kettlebell finishers.

If you want to get rid of boring and outdated interval training methods and don't have access to a lot of equipment, you'll love this finisher that requires just ONE kettlebell.

Now when it comes to kettlebell training for people with a busy schedule that want to get lean, I go to Chris Lopez, Master CTT and StrongFirst Level II Kettlebell Trainer.

Chris has 3 jobs and 5 kids, yet he stays in incredible shape 365 days a year.

And when it comes to the BEST way to finish any workout to burn calories all day, there's nothing better than an effective finisher.

After all, that's how Mike Whitfield, Master CTT polished off 105 pounds himself and he's used finishers with all of his private coaching clients that helped them ALL either place or win Transformation Contests (even with thousands of people voting).

So what happens when you get these two experts together?...

You get the best (and lethal to belly fat) combination of bodyweight training and kettlebell finishers in one place.

Here's a KB Finisher from KB Expert Chris Lopez, Master CTT, that you'll love. I'm going to crank this after my workout...

Do the following circuit as many times as possible in 5 minutes, resting only when needed. Next week, when you try this finisher again, try to beat the number of rounds you were able to accomplish.

KB Clean (5/side)
Spiderman Pushup (5/side)
KB Swings (10)

That will improve your conditioning in minutes and the caloric afterburn and adrenaline rush will last up to 38 hours. You'll love the rep scheme with that.

Chris and Mike have 31 MORE KB Finishers and Bodyweight Workouts here:

Wicked 1-2 punch of Bodyweight Workouts and 31 KB Finishers <= Sale

Chris Lopez and Mike Whitfield have teamed up to give you the best KB Finishers ever, but they went above and beyond that.

You'll also get 8 weeks of Bodyweight Workouts, too. You can use these bodyweight workouts along with the intense KB Finishers for a fat-burning and conditioning session you can do anywhere.

And they work - Chris and Mike both have helped thousands of people all over the world with their metabolic workouts.

The Best KB Finishers and Bodyweight Workouts <= 31 NEW KB Finishers

Time to train hard,
Arthur M. 

P.S. Just wait until you start the "Bodyweight Dirty Dozen" program. That, along with the 31 NEW KB Finishers, will end your workout boredom forever and break any fitness plateau.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The dangers of too much cardio

Today I have a guest article for you from fat loss expert Kate Vidulich… she talks about the dangers of too much cardio, and a training system she’s using with her private training clients in Manhattan that’s getting some pretty amazing results.

Enjoy!

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Why Cardio Harms the Heart

Kate Vidulich, BSc, ACSM, CTT

Author, Fat Loss Accelerators

How many hours per week do you spend doing cardio?

Everyday spinning classes? Boom, overuse injury.

Elliptical lover? Zero results.

Dreadmill intervals? Death by boredom.

Now we have a NEW problem with cardio. Scientific research has exposed the dangers of excessive cardio.

In late November 2012, the Wall Street Journal reported on the harmful effects of excessive cardio on your heart. According to the WSJ, research to be published in the British journal “Heart”:

Running 20-25 miles or more per week eliminates the benefit of the exercise as you grow older and causes excessive wear and tear on the heart.

Damn, that’s bad news if you’re an exercise ADDICT. The sad thing is, most of these folks will ignore this blatant fact and continue on their merry way.

But the truth about cardio is this:

  1. You can get more effective fat burning workout in less time
  2. Spending less time exercising means less wear and tear on your heart, joints and muscles
  3. You can free up a TON of time, at least 200-250 minutes/week if you’re running a 10 minute mile, and spend it doing more important things

Three strikes and you’re out. Game over.

Even Dr. Kenneth Cooper agrees. The father of ‘aerobics’ has said, “If you are running more than 15 miles a week, you are doing it for some reason other than health.

So is a grizzly bear chasing you? There’s a valid reason to get your run on. But in all seriousness, there are no bears where I live in New York City (just other scary people) and as you can see, the fat loss benefits of “cardio confessional time” are minimal.

As an avid marathon runner, plenty of my friends pointed out this fact to me. The thing is, my marathon training programs no longer involve running more than 12-15 miles/week, or even longer than 60 minutes continuously in a session.

Instead, the workouts include training with total body movements and lifting heavy to get stronger, metabolic resistance training and tortuous high intensity intervals. Each workout typically lasts no more than 20-35 minutes.

The shocking thing is this works! No overuse injuries, no carb loading and it helped me shave 54 minutes off my marathon time.

So listen, if you want to exercise for health, fat loss while increasing your energy and vitality, you need to train with bursts of intensity in shorter workouts.

That’s why I created Fat Loss Accelerators. <– Get 31 workouts here

In this program, you’ll get dozens of unique workouts that last 20 minutes or less, that you can add into your current training program.

Replace those boring dreadmill intervals with these workouts that give you faster fat burning than any type of long cardio EVER will.

Here are just some of the workouts you’ll get:

  • Barbell complexes: The most effective barbell complexes that only require an empty bar and small space
  • Unique hybrid metabolic mash ups: Intense, compounding movements that maximize fat burning to break through plateaus
  • “Time Bombs”: Density sets that push you to your limits in set amount of time. Perfect when you have a deadline.
  • DB/KB complexes: Some of the most popular circuits lie here… Fat burning fun is taken to a whole new level.
  • Bodyweight bonuses: No equipment? No worries. These circuits can be done anytime, anywhere from your living room to the hotel.

Plug these workouts into your program today and see the difference it makes to your level of conditioning.

Rock on,

Kate Vidulich, BSc, ACSM, CTT

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Awesome article, Kate!  Thanks again for stopping by today.

Now, Kate has a brand new training system she has created, Fat Loss Accelerators that is based around this concept of eliminating excess cardio. These workouts are a fun, unique way to get a kick ass workout done with limited equipment in a small space.

The best part is, as an exclusive subscriber to my newsletters, you can get this very system at a 46% off discount for a very limited time! Click the link below to grab it now:

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To Your Health and Fitness,

Arthur M.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Did you miss this?

Craig Ballantyne created over 51 No-Equipment fat burning sessions just like that one that you can use to burn fat this holiday season. These workouts are so fast and so convenient that you won't have any excuse for missing workouts during the holidays.

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The 20-10 Interval Conditioning Fat Burner Workout

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Lose fat during the busy holidays,

To Your Health and Fitness,

Arthur M.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

5 Bodyweight Exercises NOT To Do (and 3 you are doing wrong)

By Craig Ballantyne, CTT

If you have a sore shoulder, bad back, achy knees, or tight Achilles tendon, then you must AVOID the 5 bodyweight exercises listed below.

#1 - Triceps dips with your hands behind you on a bench - These are terrible for your shoulder joint and rotator cuff muscles.

#2 - Jumping exercises on concrete OR if you are overweight – These will kill your knees.

#3 - Sit-ups & crunches & V-sits - These will cause you back problems, as I've written about in my articles in Men's Health magazine.

#4 - Pushups with your elbows flared out wide - This "bodybuilder" version of pushups will cause you great grief in your shoulder joint and rotator cuff, just like the classic barbell bench press.

#5 - High repetition box jumps where you jump back off the box with each rep - Your Achilles will snap one of these days, and that's easily one of the WORST injuries you can suffer.

So instead of getting hurt with the wrong exercises, you need use safer, more effective no-equipment workouts that you can find here:

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Use the exercises in those videos for more results and less risk.

Of course, if you've been reading my articles for more than a few months, you already knew not to do those moves. But you might still be making the following mistakes on 3 otherwise awesome  bodyweight exercises.

Please do NOT do...

1) Mountain Climbers with a rounded low-back
This will hurt your back just as quickly as sit-ups or crunches. You must keep your body in a straight line with your abs braced to get the best ab workout and fitness boost from this exercise.

You'll also get a much more INTENSE abdominal workout when you SLOW the reps down, particularly when you do the X-Body Mountain Climber version. Stay tight and strict and you'll get the most results from this simple exercise.

2) Prisoner Squats with "lazy" hands
When you do prisoner squats, you need to keep your fingers interlaced behind your head, your elbows back, and your shoulder blades squeezed together. That is how you get MORE results from this move. It allows you to work your upper back without equipment.

Don't be lazy like most people that just touch their finger tips to the side of their head. That's lame.

3) Ugly Lunges
This is the most over-prescribed exercise in bodyweight history, and far too many people are doing lunges that have no business doing this exercise at all. It's no laughing matter when I see people doing ugly lunges in the gym.

Listen, it's okay if you don't have the proper balance to do lunges. You can switch to a safer exercise such as Reverse Lunges, Split Squats, Step-ups, or 1-Leg Lying Hip Extensions.

We want you to train hard, but safe. No wobbling or falling over! And don't even think about adding resistance to your lunges if you can't do the basic bodyweight version correctly.

In order to learn how to do every bodyweight exercise with PERFECT fat burning technique, get 51 follow-along bodyweight workout videos here:

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That's my promise to you.

And if you aren't satisfied, feel free to take me up on our 100% money-back guarantee at any time during the next 60 days.

Let's get you the results you DESERVE.

Start today,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS - Here's today's kickbutt mindset tip to keep you on track for success...

"Cherish time, your most valuable resource. You can never make up the time you lose." - Kekich Credo #2

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

4-Minute Workout Better Than Cardio?

Here's why this workout is better than cardio...

In the time it takes someone to drive down to their local gym, you could do a better cross-training, fat-burning workout at home without a single piece of equipment.

Try these NO-equipment workouts and compare

And don't even get us started on the 60 minute P90 videos or cardio...there's no need for workouts to last almost as long
as a movie. Those long workouts just beat you up because they have you do TOO much, too fast.

Here's a better way to exercise no matter which one you prefer:

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Here's why these short, bodyweight workouts are better than all those other programs:

You get the same benefits as Crossfit - fat loss, abs, strength, power, and and dramatically improved fitness - but without the pitfall of high injury rates...plus, these bodyweight workouts come in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels (and can take just 4 minutes per day!)

Burn Fat in just 4 minutes with NO-equipment workouts <= Over 51 workouts Long Live the Home Workout Revolution,

To Your Health and Fitness,

Arthur M. 
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Thursday, November 07, 2013

How to create a metabolic “shock” for faster results

There’s just ONE little tweak you can do to ANY workout to get burn 33% MORE FAT.

A study from the University of Pittsburgh showed that those who work out with a partner lose 33% MORE weight than those who go it alone.

Imagine hitting play on your device (even your phone) and cycling through ANY of Mike Whitfield’s Ab Finishers and getting coached every rep of the way to finally target lower belly fat.

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And these full workouts come with follow-along videos, too!

And here are 9 more reasons you need his Ab Finishers 2.0 system…

# 9 – ZERO EQUIPMENT options for the Entire Program!

Unlike other programs, Mike over-delivered by giving you a zero-equipment option with every finisher AND workout. So now you have NO excuses.

# 8 – You Can Plug these Ab Finishers with ANY Workout

Whether you’re on a full body workout plan or a bodybuilding program or even working out at home, you can plug ANY of these finishers in with your favorite workouts to burn fat faster and get ab definition at the same time. They take 10 minutes or less!

# 7 – NEW and Never-Seen-Before Ab Moves

“Around the World”, “Plank Jacks” and more will hit your abs like never before, forcing them to work harder (which creates definition and flattens your belly). And the best part is that you’ll complete each rep with Mike and his trainers (includes photos, too).

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In Finishers XT, Mike throws everything at you, including metabolic training, density training and more.

Imagine yourself going through these workouts while adding any of the finishers and what you’ll look like after just 8 weeks.

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# 4 – Your Off Day “Secret Sauce”

“Stay active on your off day” is tough for most people like you that want faster results. Mentally, you’re thinking you must do something.

The good news is that you can perform ONE finisher on your off day and sure, you’ll burn calories, but more importantly, you’ll make smarter decisions because of the hormones you release by the short, intense bout of exercise.

# 3 – The Sprint Conditioning for Abs Bonus!

The set and rep schemes to stimulate fat loss inside his finishers are great, but wait until you try Mike’s Sprint Conditioning workouts that focus on your abs. These “hybrids” of sprints and the best ab exercises will burn calories while targeting lower belly fat.

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“I’ve been using the finishers and have lost 7 pounds in two weeks and my endurance has gone through the roof. Thanks for the great finishers and the motivation to keep pushing!”

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Discover these unique Ab Finishers here

To Your Health and Fitness,
Arthur M.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Your 7 Day Plan is ready

9 pounds in 7 days? Is it really possible (we’re talking about fat, not just weight)? Most rapid fat loss plans are a disaster and practically beg your body for rebound weight gain. But not this one…

… and you’ll get the exact day-to-day plan to do it.

7 Days to a Flatter Stomach with a Step-by-Step Formula

Mike Whitfield, CTT
Contributor to the Men’s Health Big Book of Getting Abs

2012 TT Trainer of the Year

After working with hundreds of private coaching clients, I truly have “perfected” the ultimate 7-day workout formula.

You know the story. You need a jumpstart… or perhaps you fell off the wagon pretty hard the last few weeks. One missed workout turned into 3 weeks of missing workouts, which turned into 6 weeks of working out inconsistently, etc., etc.

We’ve all been there. And for my private clients, it was usually after a vacation binge… or just before vacation (especially if you’re going to the beach) ;)

So, here is the exact formula I used when I set up an aggressive 7-day workout plan to help them get in amazing shape in just 7 days…

Warning – This is NOT for everyone.

And you should NOT do this week in and week out. It’s just simply too much. But consider this your “emergency template”.

It’s set up to where you can give each day your best shot and the ultimate combination of…

Metabolic Resistance Training (You’ll discover the truth behind this approach, too)

Finisher Stacking

Metabolic Conditioning

Interval Training

Sprints

Yes. You’re going to do ALL of this in one week BUT STRATEGICALLY.

This formula does work… in fact, I had a client named Nancy that lost 9 pounds in 7 days using this formula. This was the jumpstart she needed to continue and now she’s a trainer herself! Can you imagine getting this jumpstart?

Hey, I’m Mike Whitfield, Finishers Expert and Contributor to the Mens Health Big Book of Getting Abs and you have seen my work on the Mens Health Blog, Turbulence Training Blog, Atlanta Journal & Constitution and more.

But it wasn’t always that way… In fact, just 10 years ago, I was 300 pounds, wearing 46 inch pants and XXXL shirts.

You’ll discover how I lost 105 pounds later on, but first, you’re reading this for a reason.

You want flatter abs WITHOUT losing muscle in 7 days. But let me be clear. This isn’t a “miracle” plan. It’s aggressive and it works, but it will take a commitment on your part… cool?

Awesome, let’s get started…

Day 1 – Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT)

Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT) is using compound movements, non-competing supersets and circuits with short rest periods. Focus on the 8-12 rep range, with the higher rep ranges (15-20) with bodyweight movements.

You’ll want to do your heavier lifts at the beginning of this workout when your muscles are fresh.

After your MRT session, you’ll want to do an Ab Finisher that takes 10 minutes or less.

An Ab Finisher is VERY high-intensity work to keep your heart rate elevated, while at the same time using cutting-edge exercises that not only makes your abs stronger, but gives them more definition. Here’s a good place to use non-conventional ab exercises like “Around the World”, High-Rep DB Rows and even Hand Step-ups.

Day 2 – A “Stack” of 2-3 Ab Finishers

On this day, you’ll perform NO more than 3 ab finishers in a row. Again, you’re focusing on keeping your heart rate elevated to boost metabolism, while using the best ab exercises to focus on your abs. The good news is that these finishers will also help you with your main lifts, too. Rest 1-2 minutes between each finisher. You can imagine the power of “stacking” 3 of these Ab Finishers after reading this study…

Participants performed a density style Ab finisher using bodyweight exercises for only 4 minutes. The participants burned an average of 13.5 calories per minute (some participants burned even more!) and doubling their metabolic rate for at least 30 minutes AFTER.

Day 3 – Interval Training

Yeah, I like finishers better than interval training, but remember, this is 7 days. We’re throwing everything at you. I found with my clients that shorter bursts with longer recovery periods worked even faster. So, you could do 20 seconds of high intensity followed by 40 seconds of recovery. Do this for 10-12 rounds.

Day 4 – Metabolic Resistance Training

The same as day 1, but use different exercises and rep ranges. So if you did Squats for 8 reps on day 1, you can do lunges for 12 reps on each side on this day. The same goes for other muscle groups.

Day 5 - Metabolic Conditioning Training

I prefer a density circuit here to change things up and bring something new, which will help you get faster results. Density circuits will also allow you to put in more work in less time.

For example, you could have a circuit of Goblet

Squats, Chin-ups and Offset Pushups. You would do as many rounds as possible in a certain timeframe. The only rest you get is when your form gets sloppy.

Bonus tip – use exercises that also force your core to work harder like the offset lunge. That’s how I create my full workout programs, too.

Day 6 – A Stack of 2-3 Ab Finishers

On this day, it’s REALLY important to choose different finishers  than you did on Day 2. Remember, in these 7 days, you want to focus on bringing a NEW stimulus so your body takes longer to return to a normal state. So if you chose density circuits for day 2, then on day 6, you could use ladders or gauntlets. The idea is to make your body and abs work hard, but under different circumstances.

That’s the beauty of using a variety of finishers… as long as they are different, you’ll get that stimulus you need.

Day 7 –Sprint Training

Leave it all on the table here. Obviously, warm up thoroughly with 3-4 sprints at a 50, 60, 70, 80% intensity FIRST. I prefer hill sprints and aim for around 30 yards. Be sure to rest for 1-2 minutes between sprints as they take a while to recover and you’ll want to give your best effort so that your body burns calories for hours afterwards.

And if you really want to focus on your abs (stubborn area for most), then you could do an Ab Finisher after your sprints.

Now I want to share with you what Ab Finishers are all about, along with some shocking studies that prove just how well they work for creating amazing ab strength, and of course, make them more defined.

It’s a “hybrid” approach of finishers (extreme conditioning) and “out-of-the-box” ab exercises that have been discovered recently.

The Ab Finishers I’m About To Share With You Are Not For Everyone

If you think your genetics will never allow you to reveal your abs or you need long “ab routines” with a strict diet to lose belly fat, than the ab finishers you’re about to discover are not for you.

However, if you’re willing to just tighten up a little on your diet and you have an open mind, then click below to see exactly how Ab Finishers can be used with ANY program, including your favorite workouts.

You’ll also discover a NEW way to suppress your appetite WITHOUT any pills or powders, and you’ll do it in 10 minutes or less.

They are fun, PROVEN and I practice what I preach… I use them myself:

See my before/after photos here plus you’ll see EXACTLY how Ab Finishers work and the studies behind them.

Warning – Aggressive training template (7-day plan)

9 pounds in 7 days? Is it really possible? (we’re talking about fat, not just weight) Most rapid fat loss plans are a disaster and practically beg your body for rebound weight gain. But not this one…

… and you’ll get the exact day-to-day plan to do it.

9 POUNDS in 7 days (step-by-step) <= Article

The 7 days are laid out for you on exactly what to do on what days. It’s your “go-to” formula when you need to lose fat fast (before vacation for example).

There are 5 variety of workout approaches in this 7-Day formula perfectly combined in a strategic order to boost your metabolism and NOT get rebound weight gain.

7-day workout schedule to lose 9 pounds <= Step-by-Step

To Your Health and Fitness,
Arthur M.

PS – You’ll LOVE day 2 – it’s a workout approach you’ve never heard of before and it’s LETHAL to belly fat.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

How to use bodyweight + sprints to TARGET belly fat

Fall is here and you know what that means...

Sprints. Whether it's hill sprints, timed sets, shuttle or any other variety, using sprints is the fastest way to burn off stubborn lower belly fat.

Plus, you'll dominate your workouts because your conditioning goes through the roof.

Just look at the shredded athletes you see every day in just about any sport. You don't see them on the elliptical. They're outside giving it all they got for short bursts.

Now what happens when you combine sprints with the BEST cutting-edge bodyweight ab exercises?

It’s Sprint Conditioning for Abs

Are sprints just for athletes?... no way. That's where most people don't realize that...

To LOOK like an athlete, you must TRAIN like one.

That’s why Mike Whitfield, who has lost 105 pounds and whose finishers have been seen inside the Men’s Health Big Book of Getting Abs, created the Sprint Conditioning for Abs Manual.

It’s yours FREE today when you pick up his NEW Ab Finishers 2.0 System.

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This detailed manual has KILLER sprint and bodyweight ab exercise “hybrids” seen nowhere else.

You’ll be ready to melt fat because sprints will bust through any plateau and of course, help you lose fat (ESPECIALLY belly fat) a lot faster because your body burns calories for hours after sprinting and releases growth hormone (which speeds fat loss).

When it comes to these sprint conditioning workouts, you can do them on your off day as long as you are recovering fine, but you can also plug them in after your main workout.

How to use bodyweight + sprints to TARGET belly fat

Now what is the Ab Finishers 2.0 System?

Ab Finishers use a strategic combination of the BEST ab exercises Mike has learned through seminars and research combined with high intensity conditioning.

They only take 10 minutes or less and can be plugged in with ANY workout to actually target your core to not only burn belly fat, but to get your abs STRONGER at the same time.

TODAY => Get 51 Ab-Targeted Finishers + Sprint Conditioning FREE

To Your Health and Fitness,
Arthur M.

3 "out of the box" ab exercises (better than 22,000 crunches)

According to Men's Health, it takes about 22,000 crunches to burn ONE pound of fat. Research is also showing that exercises just like this are destroying your spine.

The good news is in the article below, you'll discover 3 "out of the box" exercises that are BETTER than 22,000 crunches.

Click here to get 3 "out of the box" abs exercises <= Article

You'll also get a 5-minute finisher you can add into your workout TODAY to boost your #1 fat-burning hormone by up to 450%, along with the NEW ab exercises.

5-minute Abs Finisher <= Better than 22,000 crunches

To Your Health and Fitness,
Arthur M.

PS - The first and third exercise in this article are really different, so be sure to check out the photos...they are CRAZY.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Top 10 Juicing Vegetables for Bigger Muscles

I've been talking about juicing for fitness folks quite a bit and if you've been visiting my blog or reading my newsletters then you understand all of the reasons why I firmly believe that juicing is one of the best nutritional tools you can have in your muscle-building and fat-loss arsenal.

But now that you do know, which vegetables do you think are the most important or beneficial for you to start juicing?  These are just some of the few found in Vince Del Monte’s and Drew Canole’s brand new recipe guide, Get Juiced: 101 Muscle-Charging Juicing Recipes.

Let's dive into it, ready?

All vegetables are good for you and each one contains different micronutrients that you need to get healthy and build muscle. That said, there are some vegetables that should absolutely be included on your juicing menu. These vegetables provide so much of the really essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that they are invaluable to your bodybuilding goals.

Here are my top 10 juicing vegetables for fitness folks, in no particular order:

1. Spinach

Dark, leafy greens are some of the most nutritious vegetables on the planet and spinach is a superstar among dark, leafy greens. It’s loaded with iron and packed with Vitamin C. It’s essential that you get enough Vitamin C in your diet every day in order to strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, burn stored fat and fuel cell repair.

Fresh spinach is inexpensive, produces a plentiful supply of juice and is pretty mild-tasting as a juice too. If spinach is a little bitter or plain for your taste, add half of one pear or apple to your ingredients to sweeten it up a bit.

2. Carrots

Carrots are a juicer’s dream. The juice they give you is surprisingly sweet, which is great for those of you that prefer a sweeter taste to your juice but are trying to cut back on the fruit. Carrots are also loaded with antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene. Most people associate carotenoids with eye health, but they’re also extremely important to cardiovascular health. A recent study showed that the yellow/orange group of vegetables was the most effective in preventing cardiovascular disease, and in that group, carrots were the most beneficial. Carotenoids are also important to fitness folks because they not only reduce oxidative stress, but can repair oxidative damage to the body.

Carrots also contain polyacetylenes, another phytonutrient, which has been linked to a reduced risk of colon cancer. You young guys may not be worried about colon cancer at the moment, but the time to prevent it is long before you’re “old enough” to get it.

3. Beets

Beets are another vegetable that has a satisfyingly sweeter flavor, but their taste is just one of the many benefits to fitness folks. Beets contain a hefty supply of a very important group of phytonutrients called betalains, particularly the betalains betanin and vulgaxanthin. These two workhorses have been widely studied and shown to be extremely effective at aiding liver detoxification and reducing inflammation.

It’s important to know that these betalains are extremely unstable and that you can lose up to 25% of the betalain content of beets by cooking them. This is one of the great benefits about juicing; you consume the vegetables raw which means you get all of their nutrient content without losing a bunch of it to heat degradation.

4. Parsley

Most people think of parsley simply as a garnish that you ignore when you are eating out. But parsley has been seriously undervalued. It has a ton of folic acid and several other antioxidants that can help to prevent damage to your body’s cells from certain free radicals known as oxygen radicals.  Free radicals can cause inflammation and hormonal imbalances that slow muscle gain and virtually stop fat loss.

A couple of smaller benefits of parsley are that it’s very cheap, it helps keep your breath fresh and can even reduce body odor.

5. Kale

Kale is one of the most important vegetables you can juice in regards to fighting oxidative stress and inflammation.  There are more than 45 flavonoids in kale, including kaempferol and quercetin, which are especially effective against inflammation.

Kale is also an excellent source of isothiocyanates, made from glucosinolates, which play a really important role in lowering the risk of several cancers, including colon and prostate cancer.

6. Celery

You may be used to thinking of celery as something you only eat for the fiber and negative net calorie content, but there has been a lot of important research on celery in the last several years that shows celery to be a huge weapon against inflammation.

The polysaccharides in celery, especially apiuman, are particularly good at repairing and preventing inflammation in the digestive tract. This is very important for fitness folks. If your digestive tract is loaded with toxins and waste and suffers from chronic inflammation, you’re on your way to becoming malnourished. Micronutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. If that intestine is compromised, you won’t be absorbing the majority of the micronutrients you’re eating. That lack of nutrients means hormonal imbalances, blood sugar issues and slowed muscle growth and muscle recovery.

7. Cucumber

Cucumbers are another vegetable that doesn’t usually come to mind when you think of nutrient density, but they’re undervalued as well. Cucumbers are loaded with lignans, which are a specific group of polyphenols, which have been shown to fight colon cancer.

They are also packed with several antioxidants that inhibit certain enzymes that promote inflammation and oxidative stress.

Another great thing about juicing with cucumbers is that they are loaded with water and very mild-tasting, so they’re great to throw in with stronger-tasting vegetables like kale, mustard greens and spinach. If at all possible, buy organic cucumbers (even organic they are very cheap) so that you can juice them with the skin on. A lot of the antioxidants in cucumbers are contained in the skin.

8. Romaine lettuce

Romaine lettuce is packed with some of the most important micronutrients you need. It’s an excellent source of both beta-carotene and Vitamin C and when those two work together, they can help lower bad cholesterol. Romaine is also a great source of both folic acid and potassium.

Romaine can be a little bit bitter on its own, but when combined with beets, carrots, apples or pears, it tastes great. This should definitely be one of your “go-to” greens for your greens drinks.

9. Swiss chard

Swiss chard is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables you can eat. It’s loaded with a huge variety of antioxidants, but there are also specific flavonoids in Swiss chard that can also help regulate blood sugar. Swiss chard is a great source of a flavonoid called syringic acid, which inhibits an enzyme called alpha-glycosidase. Alpha-glycosidase breaks carbs down into simple sugars. When it’s inhibited, fewer carbs are turned into sugar and blood sugar levels are lowered.

High blood sugar is a serious problem for fitness folks, as it causes more insulin to be released into the bloodstream, which prompts the body to store fat.

10. Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the best vegetables you can juice to help detoxify your body. Broccoli is one of the few vegetables that contain the combination of three glucosinolates called glucoraphanin, gluconasturtiian, and glucobrassicin.  Taken together, these glucosinolates kick some serious butt when it comes to detoxifying the liver. A healthier liver means better hormone production and secretion, including production of testosterone.

Broccoli doesn’t give much juice, but you don’t need much of it to reap the detox benefits. Just toss a spear in with a greens drink or with carrot, beet or cucumber juices.

When it comes to juicing, any vegetable you add to your drinks is a good one. These ten just happen to have specific micronutrients or such a huge supply of micronutrients that I consider them the top 10. However, you really can’t go wrong with any fresh vegetable, especially if it’s organic, locally grown and in season, so that you get the maximum nutrients into your juice.

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