Thursday, July 30, 2009

Easy Veggie Meal Plans

Around the world millions of men and women just like you are waking up to the harsh reality of factory farmed food and unsafe meat "processing plants".

(Eww, "meat processing plant" is a term that never should have been invented!)

And that means the food we eat - no matter what country we live in - seems to get more dangerous every year.

"But", you say, "all the nutrition books say I need to eat meat to get 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. How can I do that if I don't have beef, chicken, and protein shakes at every meal?"

Well, the answer is easy.

In fact, Kardena Pauza, America's #1 Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition Expert put together a Done-For-Your Meal Plan System that proves you don't need all that protein...

...or all that meat.

And you can still transform your body. After all, just look at her radiant physique and complexion. And you know she's healthy on the inside, too.

Excessive protein intake is over-rated, but nutrition remains the most powerful part of any transformation program.

So if you want to transform your body while eating less factory farmed meat - or even while completely eliminating it - then here's what you must do...

First, visit Kardena's website to find out how she struggled, just like you, with the SAD Diet...

...and how she accidentally stumbled upon the Easy Veggie Lifestyle one day at a seminar.

And then compare for yourself the SAD diet vs the high protein diet vs the Easy Veggie Meal Plans:

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Once you've done that, then I want you to take advantage of Kardena's half-priced sale.

And I promise you ONE thing about the Easy Veggie Meal Plans:

There is NO risk for you to try out this product.

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That certificate insures you and you KNOW you are PROTECTED when you grab your meal plans.

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And if at any time during that 60 day period you feel that the Meal Plans have not exceeded your expectations, then simply return the program with a single simple email. It's safe and easy.

But this is your LAST chance to get these guaranteed Meal Plans before the price doubles at midnight tonight.

You can't go wrong and you have my promise you'll love these meal plans.

Go here and take advantage of this incredible one-time-only offer:

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Monday, July 27, 2009

3 Ab Workout Myths

Check out this article by Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS, and author of dozens of workouts in Men's Health Magazine...

Myth #1 - You Have to Do Hundreds of Crunches and Sit ups To Burn Fat and Get Flat Abs

If you rely on boring, back-breaking abdominal crunches and sit-ups to burn belly fat, you'll never lose the ugly belly fat covering your abs.

TIP: To work your abs hard, use total-body abdominal exercises instead, such as stability ball rollouts and stability ball jackknives.

Myth #2 - In Just Four Easy Payments of $29.99, You Can Buy a Miracle-Working Six Pack Ab Machine From a Late-Night informercial

Ha! I wish one of those abdominal exercise contraptions worked half as good as the so-called "experts" say, but infomercial gadgets don't burn belly fat or flatten your abs (they only burn your money and flatten your wallet!).

TIP: To get more fat burning results in less workout time, use fat burning interval training three times per week for 20 minutes.

Myth #3 - You Have to do Ab Workouts Everyday to Get Six Pack Abs

Not true! In fact, one of the secrets of top fat loss trainers is to drop boring, repetitive ab exercises and replace them with total-body abdominal exercises you only need to do for a few minutes three times per week.

TIP: Use resistance in your ab exercises, such as cable crunches, using a weight that allows you to do 10-15 reps per set, and train your abs only twice per week.

For more ab training workouts and tips from Craig, visit:

=> http://tinyurl.com/mvf7qw

Let me know your Turbulence Training Success Stories,

Arthur M.
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

How To Explode Your Confidence Beyond Belief

If you are not one hundred percent satisfied with the current status of your life as it is right now in terms of anything including relationships, finances, career, parenting, etc. there is only one thing that you need to assess and that's your decision making process.

You see, our lives are shaped by our experiences and all experiences are the result of a decision.

If you decide to touch a burning stove, the result will be that you get burned. If you decide to jump in a pool of water, the result will be that you get wet.

Sometimes however, the result that we experience from a decision isn't so clearly visible prior to making that decision.

In other words, we think that by making a certain decision, we will achieve a certain result but somehow that result turns into something else. And that's when things get tricky.

And this is why if areas of your life aren't moving along as planned, you must assess your decision making process.

Decisions are driven by two things; the confidence in one's ability to achieve a certain result and more importantly, emotions. The reason why I say "more importantly" is because emotions ultimately guide every decision and will always override one's confidence.

For example, if you decide that it's time to lose weight or quit smoking, you can have all the confidence in the world in your ability to achieve those goals but if your emotions point you in the opposite direction, you will ultimately never achieve those goals.

Therefore, to truly enhance any areas of your life, you must work on both your confidence and your emotions.

Steve G. Jones is a clinical hypnotherapist who has been practicing hypnotherapy for over 20 years and has worked with the likes of just about anyone ranging from regular everyday folks to high profile celebrities.

In fact, pretty soon he will have his own television show called "The Celebrity Hypnotist."

Steve also has the largest collection of hypnosis recordings on the planet and is well respected in his field.

Some time ago, Steve realized that while he was helping improve various areas of people's lives using the power of hypnosis on a subconscious level, that working on someone's confidence was a must no matter what.

It's almost like a prerequisite for true transformation. The only problem was that people would have to fly to his Savannah office for the hypnosis session and pay a pretty penny to do so.

Steve decided to create a program that would equip any person with the ability to build confidence using hypnosis right in the privacy of their own homes, which would make it much more convenient and affordable.

And so he did just that. The only problem; it was missing something.

While Steve's program was in fact ultra effective at building confidence, it didn't focus on emotions on any level.

Knowing that the only true way to deal with one's emotions is through Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT for short, Steve knew he had to incorporate the principles of EFT into his program.

But Steve is an expert in hypnosis, not EFT.

So what did he do? He decided to enlist the the help of a man who is arguably the world's foremost EFT expert......Brad Yates.

While it certainly was no easy task (it took nearly a year), Steve finally did track Brad down and got him to join forces with him to create what is perhaps the most powerful formula for building confidence known to man.

Introducing Confidence Beyond Belief by Steve G. Jones, M.Ed. and Brad Yates.

To Your Success,
Arthur M.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

When Can I Expect to Lose Weight by Working Out?

Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN

If you're like most people who want to lose weight, then I'm sure you've asked this question before, haven't you?   And it's a fair question that most people are working out to lose weight would like to know the answer to. However, is tough to tell when you can expect to see results from working out. After all, there are a number of factors that will determine the outcome. Let's have a look at each one as well as what you can do see faster results from your workouts.

WHEN CAN YOU EXPECT TO SEE "VISIBLE" WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS?

If you're a beginner to working out, the first 6 weeks of your training program are very important even though you may not see significant results. These first 6 weeks are known as the "neuromuscular adaptation phase" and are characterized by an increased in muscular co-ordination and improved strength without a significant physical transformation.

So, if you want to lose weight and you're not seeing immediate results, just remember that the first 6 weeks lay your foundation. After that, the weight will start to fall off, bearing in mind that you're working out and eating correctly.

With that in mind, it should be remembered that achieving your fitness or weight loss goal isn't about doing something for a few months and then stopping. No! Instead, it's about making exercise and healthy eating a part of your daily lifestyle. When you do so, you will see significant results. And they'll last!

HOW MUCH WEIGHT DO YOU WANT TO LOSE?

Do you want to lose weight? Great! How much? 10 lbs? 20 lbs?   You need to be specific, it needs to be measurable, and you need to fix a date to your goal.

The first thing you need to do is get very clear on your goal. Is it measurable? Do you want to lose weight fast or do you want to lose 15 lbs? The difference is subtle yet pivotal in your ability to achieve your goal.

So get clear. Know where you are and where you want to go.

WHAT DO YOUR WORKOUTS LOOK LIKE?

Whatever your goal, you need to be working out at least every other day. That means that you're working out 3-4 times per week (or more in some cases). The goal is to increase your lean body mass (ie. develop more lean muscle) so that you naturally raise your metabolism. As a result, your body will be burning more calories (and specifically fat calories) all throughout the day. Therefore, you will have a leaner body and more muscle. That's a good thing.

If you are working out once a week, then you're not going to achieve anything! It's that simple. I've worked with too many people who would only workout with me (once a week) and then do nothing on their own. The result - no results!

DIET IS CRITICAL

Diet is a big factor. If you want to lose weight, then you need to eat less calories than you are burning. It's that simple. If you eat 2000 calories per day, then you need to be burning more than that. Obviously, it's tough to tell how many calories you're burning in a given day but, in general, the more intense your workouts, the longer they last, and the more often you workout each week, the more calories you'll be burning.

Eating more raw fruits and vegetables will make a huge difference in helping you lose weight.

About the Author

Yuri Elkaim is a world-renowned fitness, nutrition, and weight loss expert. He is the creator Fitter U and Treadmill Trainer, author of Eating for Energy, and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men's soccer program at the University of Toronto. His trademarked 12-week Fitter U iPod workout program has been helping thousands of people around the world get in shape and lose weight fast without the cost and inconvenience of hiring a trainer. Go to http://tinyurl.com/fitteru1 now to get your FREE Fitter U workout and "How to Get Fit and Lose Weight Fast" report!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"Burn The Fat" Fitness Motivation

Did you hear about last week's "Burn The Fat" Fitness Motivation event?  Everyone was talking about it because fat loss expert Tom Venuto has some interesting theories about the REAL underlying issue for the obesity problem and the real reasons that are STILL preventing people from getting in shape...

He says if you're not in shape, the reason could be in your head!

Sounds weird at first, but it makes sense when you analyze it.

Who doesn't know they should eat more fruits and veggies, get lean protein every day and burn more calories than they eat?

Heck, everyone knows that. The trouble is, most people can't get motivated enough to do it. Either that, or they diligently try, but negative programming lodged in their subconscious mind leads to self-sabotaging behavior (like eating the WHOLE container of Ice Cream!)

The truth is, the best nutrition or training program in the world won't help you if you don't have the mental strength to follow it.

As Tom says, "will power gets you started, but only habit keeps you going."

What separates the "wishful" dreamers from the successful achievers is the simple practice of taking daily ACTION on your goals. And what most people don't realize is that daily, consistent action is produced from unconscious behavior programming... also known as HABITS!

Tom Venuto is not just a fat loss expert, bodybuilder and former trainer with 20+ years experience in the business, he is also an expert in fitness motivation and personal
change psychology.

He has now developed a solution for anyone who has ever had problems which are actually related to the mind and motivation side of the fitness and fat loss equation:

Take a look at this checklist and see how many of these nutrition and training scenarios apply to you...

The more of these you check off, the more you will be interested in this information:

* You're good all day long, but you cave in to night time munchies

* You're good all week, but on the weekends, your eating falls apart

* You have a weakness to one (or more) stress or comfort foods and you just can't seem to say no (aka, emotional eating)

* When you travel, it just seems impossible to stay on your diet or your workout schedule

* You've yo-yo'd in the past -- you lost some wt. but then you either binged all at once, or slowly gained it back

* You have a problem being consistent with your workouts (you skip workouts a lot)

* You just cant seem to get motivated at all - you don't "feel" like working out.

How did you do? My guess is that you were checking away and you want to know more about the Tom's solutions for these motivation-related problems

There's only one bit of bad news: Tom's public offer for his new "operation motivation" program ended last week. 

His new goal achievement ebook and fitness motivation bonuses were pulled off the market until he sets up the websites where each will be sold separately.

The good news is, I know Tom personally, so with a little bit of arm-twisting, I got approval to give my subscribers a private invitation-only offer to extend the deadline on
getting his new motivation e-book package.

The best part is, it's fr-ee. (seriously).

You see, this package of ebooks and bonus reports is not for sale anywhere yet. The ONLY WAY you can get it, is by purchasing a copy of Tom's classic best selling ebook, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle.

When you get Tom's Burn The Fat ebook, you get the entire 7-part "operation motivation" package along with it, as a bonus.

To see what's included in the "Operation Motivation" package read on, or just jump to Tom's Private web page at:

http://bit.ly/xoxu9

Here's what's included in this "how to get motivated" package deal:

OPERATION MOTIVATION is a set of short lessons in ebook and special report format, that explain all the psychological skills (the stuff that goes on in your head), that you need to learn in order to make permanent changes to your habits and your lifestyle.

The flagship part of the program is Tom's new ebook, called "The Science of Goal Achievement: 10 Secrets of Subconscious mind power and 7 secrets of scientific goal setting."

This new e-book teaches the most important skill necessary for motivating yourself and making lifestyle changes.

It's different than any book ever written on the subject because it approaches motivation and goal-achieving from a scientific perspective and even explains how neuroscientists have proven that these principles work (it's not "psycho babble!")

Also in the OPERATION MOTIVATION package are the Following supporting ebooks and special reports (7 courses in all):

* MOTIVATIONAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS: How to program your mind to automatically and habitually exercise your body (If this doesn't light a FIRE under your butt, nothing will).

* THE NEW VISUALIZATION BREAKTHROUGH: Take advantage of the mind-body connection with the techniques sports psychologists have been teaching for decades, along with 1 new twist.

* SUCCESS SEMANTICS:  The psychological explanation for how Words can enhance or destroy your health and how to turn failure talk into success talk.

* THE GOAL ACHIEVER'S SECRET WEAPON: How a cheap little "tool" can install positive success programming into your mind.

* END EMOTIONAL EATING: Eating to cope with stress, depression or other feelings, or eating for the wrong reasons can totally undermine the best nutrition plan. Learn the 5-step formula to stop it once and for all.

* SELF IMAGE SECRETS: How the hidden image you hold of yourself in your mind is the prime reason for diet sabotage (and the same reason that 90% of lottery winners blow their winnings).

Maybe you're an emotional eater, maybe you have trouble getting started on a workout program, maybe you've started a dozen diets before and could never stick with any of them.

Regardless of your personal challenges, there's something in this package for everyone, as each person struggles with unique issues in his or her journey to get in shape and make the lifestyle changes last.

Until this Friday at midnight, you can get a copy of the OPERATION MOTIVATION package (in PDF instant download format) f-r-e-e when you purchase the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle e-book from this web page:

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Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle is the "bible of fat loss" for tens of thousands of men and women in over 143 countries worldwide and if you don't have a copy yet, then this is a better opportunity than ever because you now get the MOTIVATION packages a bonus along with the Burn The Fat program.

The link below will take you to the invitation-only webpage where you can order or get the rest of the details. Please do not share this link with anyone - it's a private page for your eyes only:
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http://bit.ly/xoxu9

To your success,

Arthur M.

PS Remember - the extra ebooks and special reports come along with the Burn The fat program as bonus GIFTS, but not for long, so you do need to respond quickly. After the deadline, the only way to get these new ebooks and reports will be to purchase them individually, or become a member of Tom's private Inner Circle website. The FINAL deadline is this Friday at Midnight PST.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Metabolism and Weight Loss - What You Need to Know

Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN

Your metabolism is important in the weight loss equation because it represents 60-75% of your total caloric expenditure each and every day. Metabolism is proportional to your fat-free mass (ie. muscle), and after age 20 it decreases by about 2-3% per decade. In general, women tend to have a lower metabolism due to lower fat-free mass.

Your resting metabolism is the rate of energy expenditure that your body goes through at rest. It is the number of calories your body needs to survive if all you did was lie in bed.

For each 1% increase in body fatness, your metabolism decreases about 0.01 calories/minute. Thus, simply by having more fat on your body decreases your basal metabolic rate. Conversely, doing things that will burn fat and promote muscle development will increase your metabolism.

While this change may seem like no big deal, it is! This small difference can become much more meaningful if you progressively pack on weight. For example, a 5% increase in body fat at the same body weight results in a difference of 0.05 calories/minute, which is equal to 72 calories/day.

Since 3500 calories equals 1 lb of fat, in our example, it would take 48 days to add on one extra pound of fat (everything being equal). That might not seem like much but over the course of 1 year that would be an extra 7 lbs of fat just because of an initial 5% body fat difference. But it would actually be more than 7 lbs since your body fat would increase as you continued to pack on the weight.

METABOLISM IS ALSO INFLUENCED BY…

Fat-free mass is not the only factor influencing your metabolism. Since the early 1900s researchers have shown that prolonged dieting is associated with a significant decrease in metabolic rate (as much as 20% in some cases). For example, the famous Minnesota Starvation Experiment where caloric intake was restricted by 25% over the course of 24-weeks revealed that, per kg of bodyweight, metabolic rate is reduced on a semi-starved diet. The researchers also showed that T3 (one of the thyroid hormones) and sympathetic nervous system activity decreased as well.

The latter two findings are rather significant considering that thyroid is the master gland regulating your body's metabolism. A decrease in its function makes it more difficult to lose weight. I have seen this in practice having worked with hundreds of men and women who suffer from an underactive thyroid who at the same time, have had a very tough time losing weight.

The sympathetic nervous system plays a pivotal role in the body's ability to mobilize and burn fat. Since it stimulates the release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands, a hormone that breaks down fat, any interruption to its functioning will also impair fat burning.

What these “starvation” studies reveal is that during prolonged periods of low caloric intake, the energy production of the tissues decreases in an attempt to adapt to the lower caloric intake and reduce the rate of weight loss. It's simply a survival mechanism. Obviously, this is an appropriate adaptation in periods of starvation, but it is counterproductive if your goal is to lose weight fast and for good.

IS YOUR METABOLISM DOOMED?

Your metabolism is also responsive to periods of over-feeding. In one dieting experiment, when the subjects were allowed a day of "free eating", their metabolism was elevated on the following day. Further, in long-term (14-20 days) overfeeding to cause obesity, increases in metabolic rate have been recorded.

This would seem counter-intuitive. After all, if your metabolic rate increases wouldn't it help you lose weight? In most cases, yes, but not if eating to a point of creating a dramatic positive energy balance.

In essence, during the dynamic phase of weight gain (going from a lower to higher weight), more calories are required per kg of body to maintain the weight gain than maintain normal body weight. This is obvious and it's also one of the reasons why you may feel hungrier when you are more active.

DOES EXERCISE IMPROVE METABOLISM?

Studies have shown that trained individuals have a higher metabolic rate than untrained individuals - but only when they did high intensity workouts and consumed sufficient calories to maintain energy balance. This suggests that the higher metabolic rate in trained individuals is not due to chronic adaptations associated with training, but more to do with the acute energy flux associated with the most recent workouts and dietary choices.

There is no doubt that your metabolic rate is elevated following exercise. The questions relate to how much and how long it is elevated, and to what extent it contributes to total daily energy expenditure.

It may be said, in the long run, daily exercise is needed to maintain an elevated metabolism. However, it should be remembered that what you do today will potentially have a greater “short term” impact on your metabolism than your combined workout efforts over the past few years. Just another reason why working out at least every other day is imperative for maintaining an elevated metabolism and helping you lose weight and stay lean!

References:

Benedict, F. et al. (1919). Human Vitality and Efficiency Under Prolonged Restricted Diet. Washington, DC. The Carnegie Institute of Washington.

Keys, A. et al. (1950). The Biology of Human Starvation. Volume 1. Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press.

About the Author

Yuri Elkaim is a world-renowned fitness, nutrition, and weight loss expert. He is the creator Fitter U and Treadmill Trainer, author of Eating for Energy, and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men's soccer program at the University of Toronto. His trademarked 12-week Fitter U iPod workout program has been helping thousands of people around the world get in shape and lose weight fast without the cost and inconvenience of hiring a trainer. Go to http://tinyurl.com/fitteru1 now to get your FREE Fitter U workout and "How to Get Fit and Lose Weight Fast" report!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Fitness and Nutrition Information Overload And Contradictions

Fitness and Nutrition Information Overload And Contradictions - Learn What's Good, What's Bad And How You Can Tell The Difference!

By Nick Nilsson

There is SO much information about health and fitness floating around these days, how do you know what's good and what's a load of garbage? And it's especially
confusing when two sources say two different things! Learn how to figure out for yourself who to believe and who to kick to the curb.

So here's the bottom line question...when it comes to fitness, who do you believe?

Well, believe me (no pun intended!) when I say this...you CAN make good, educated decisions when it comes to what works and what doesn't in fitness, even if you don't have "insider" knowledge about every single product, author or training technique you come across.

My main goal here is to give you some solid decision-making ideas to help you steer yourself in the right direction.

My OTHER goal here is to help you avoid the "paralysis by analysis" that often plagues those who aren't sure where to start or who to believe...they end up doing nothing at all, which is NOT the best way to accomplish something!

1. The TRUST Factor...

The first method of determining what's good and what's bad is finding a person/coach/trainer you trust...somebody who walks the walk, who has spent time "in the trenches" and who really cares about what they're doing. Somebody whose recommendations you know are based on knowledge and experience.

Here's the thing...some of the most knowledgeable people around when it comes to training don't have any "real" qualifications at all! Their knowledge is based on their own reading and their own gym hours. Yet this can also be a very dangerous thing.

Those "real" qualifications do serve a purpose. Ideally, you want to find somebody who's got a good base of knowledge in the theoretical and plenty of practical experience in the gym...somebody who is not afraid to acknowledge the validity of other people's theories and practices. For me, this is a HUGE determination of who to trust...any coach who thinks that only THEIR way is effective is an idiot. Just like there are many good ways to get from point A to point B in a city, there are plenty of ways to accomplish fat loss and muscle growth.

Some ways are better than others, naturally, but many ideas have merit.

2. Consider the Source And What They Have To Gain Or Lose

When you read a muscle magazine and come across a 4-page "informational" report, it's pretty easy to figure out what the company has to gain by putting forward this information. You know it's going to be slanted in favor of their product because they want you to buy it. As good as the information they present might LOOK, you have to take it with a grain of salt because they have a lot to gain by your accepting the information.

Here's the problem...even very good studies quoted in these ad reports can be very loosely interpreted to "prove" the product works. They know that chances are good you're not going to be looking up and actually reading these studies.

3. What Do You Do When 2 People You Trust Say 2 Different Things?

That makes things a bit trickier and that's when you need to educate yourself, think things through and sometimes even take BOTH people's advice and test it for yourself. I'll explain...

For example, if one person says "long-duration cardio is the best way to lose fat" and the other person says "interval training is the best way to lose fat", and you trust both people, what you'll need to do is see what works best for YOU.

Neither method of cardio training is necessarily wrong - both methods have their pros and cons and both can be more appropriate in certain situations. If both people put forward good arguments, you need to test it on yourself if you want to really find out what works best for you. Do 3 weeks of long-duration cardio then gauge your results then do 3 weeks of intervals and gauge your results.

Honestly, this isn't perfect either but it'll give you a good idea of what works for you and what doesn't.

And if you don't want to test both opinions, then read MORE opinions to see if somebody else puts forward a better explanation.

Let me put it this way...I know for a FACT that not everybody reading this article will agree 100% with every bit of training information I put forward. That's totally fine with me! In fact, I prefer it that way because it means I'm pushing the envelope.

It then comes down to how you feel about the reasoning behind the techniques and your willingness to give the techniques a fair try. It's the same thing when you have 2 trainers who disagree - heck, they may BOTH be wrong!

4. The Gut Check

Ever heard the phrase "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?" If some diet program makes insane claims, they'd better have proof to back it up. Lose 10 lbs in your first week? It's possible...if that 10 lbs is mostly water.

At the same time, don't be fooled by people who claim that fast results AREN'T possible. Because I can tell you from experience, you CAN see quick results IF you've got the right training and nutritional program. Many people want you to believe you have settle for less because THEY have settled for less and don't know how to get more.

There's a happy medium in that respect...don't be afraid to try for big results but temper your expectations because there's a reason those ads all have to have small print that says "results aren't typical."

5. Doing SOMETHING is Always Better Than Doing NOTHING

If you're sitting on the couch, eating potato chips and watching 8 hours of TV a day because two different coaches said two different things about training and you don't know who to believe, I can promise you that the answer won't come to you on reruns of the Cosby Show.

Likewise, the person who has all the theoretical training knowledge in the world but who doesn't put any of it into practice is NOT better off than the person who knows hardly anything about training but who goes for a walk every day and tries to eat more fruits and vegetables.

So even if you're getting conflicting advice, use your best judgement and DO something. If it's not working after a few weeks, you can change. There's no contract to sign.

6. How Do You Tell When Information is BAD?

There will be times when information is just plain bad. That's when you go to your resources...ask people you trust (I'm happy to help you with questions you have about training info), post a note on a forum that has good people on it, do some research online.

If something doesn't smell right about the information, definitely do a little research before trying it out.

CONCLUSION:

The bottom line with all these tips is that contradictions in training information are a fact of life...they'll always be very knowledgeable, well-educated people who disagree completely about different aspects of fitness.

But don't let contradictions stop you from moving forward and forming a plan of action...chances are, these contradictions won't matter a hill of beans in terms of your overall results.

Long-duration cardio or intervals? I prefer intervals but it's not wrong to do long-duration cardio if it works better for YOU (just ask my wife!).

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Nick Nilsson is Vice-President of the online personal training company BetterU, Inc. He has a degree in Physical Education and Psychology and has been inventing new training techniques for more than 18 years. Nick is the author of a number of bodybuilding eBooks including "Metabolic Surge - Rapid Fat Loss," "Muscle Explosion - 28 Days to Maximum Mass", "The Best Exercises You've Never Heard Of," "Gluteus to the Maximus - Build a Bigger Butt NOW!" and "The Best Abdominal Exercises You've Never Heard Of" all available at http://fitness-ebooks.rxsportz.com. He can be contacted at betteru@fitstep.com.

Obesity Connected To Swine Flu Deaths

Well, it is happening:

Swine flu is beginning to really take hold.

Not just in the United States, but all over the world.

But that's not the scary part...

... the scary part is the fact that being obese OR overweight has now been directly linked to DYING from the swine flu.

My friend Jon Benson put together a 5-minute video that documents these findings.

This is freee for you to view -- and you owe it to yourself to check it out.

Go here --

http://www.fitover40.com/go/soyman/swine-flu <--- click.to.watch

Folks, we have to get a grip on this.

And believe it or not, it starts in your kitchen.

Watch the video to find out what to do.

Thanks.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Personal Trainer Exposes Missing Link to Fat Loss

Ever wondered why diets never seem to work for permanent results?  Have you tried and failed to lose weight or shift stubborn body fat in the past by counting calories, weighing food, eliminating food groups and exercising like mad?  Body transformation coach Anthony Chapman recommends the first and one of the most important actions to take to fight the fat is to set goals and ask yourself the reasons why you want fat loss.      

He quotes that if you want guaranteed results in a speedy fashion you need to know which direction to take and avoid making the same mistakes other dieters make by not setting clear goals.  After all you wouldn’t dream of going on a road trip to a brand new destination without turning on the Sat Nav in your vehicle would you?  So why should it be different when embarking on a body transformation journey?   

These are the main questions you need to ask yourself in order to succeed. 

1.  What Do You Want To Look Like? 

Write this down; describe everything in the finest detail and compare it to where you are now, don’t forget to describe your feelings now and how you will feel like once you reach your goal.  Once you write down the changes you would like to see it is easier for the mind to accept and become comfortable with in order to make the steps to make it happen.  Anthony believes if you do this you will be using a very powerful psychological leap forward and according to his research is a routine almost all self-made millionaires and successful people have used.   

2.  What Time Frame Do You Want This To Happen?

Be realistic but don’t be too conservative, a bit of pressure is good.  If you fail to set a time on your goal you are less likely to accomplish what you set out to achieve because you haven’t any need to rush which could make you lazy.  Never throw away the chance of an extra motivational tool.  Weeks and months up to a wedding, birthday or holiday are all great targets to aim for.       

3. Who Are You Doing This For and Why? 

Is it for your health & happiness, family/partner or for your career?  Once you find the trigger point you have another motivational tool.  There is no better motivation for doing something than to do it to impress someone you care about.  But the bottom line is if you don’t want fat loss for yourself then you are not ready to take the steps
needed to succeed.  You must genuinely want it enough to take the action required.

The above guidelines for successful fat loss are all free.  They are overlooked by the quick fix culture but very powerful when used and applied to your goals.     

Sincerely,

Arthur M.

Just go here and start your body transformation journey today:

=> http://bit.ly/3QohVM

PS - And don't miss Anthony’s powerful free advice on the site...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Last chance to super-charge your motivation

This is just a quick reminder to let you know that today is the last day on the special 3-day offer where you can get "Operation Motivation: secrets of getting and staying motivated for life" in 7 lessons (ebooks and PDF reports), for f-r-e-e at:

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

If you've ever been stumped, baffled, frustrated or downright MAD because you just couldn't motivate yourself to get up early and hit the gym or eat healthy meals consistently all week long, then this is something you do NOT want to miss.

"Operation Motivation" is the latest from fat loss expert, Tom Venuto. Inside the 7 special PDF ebooks and reports, you'll learn exactly HOW to setup a motivational propulsion system, and why you need to get your mind working for you before you even start a diet or workout program.

Tom should know. Not only is he one of the most respected fat loss and nutrition experts in the industry today, he is also a META level Neuro-Linguistic-Programming Master, having studied under some of the top motivation and psychology mentors in the world. This isn't pop psychology, mumbo-jumbo. It's scientifically-confirmed
strategies for building a motivational plan for life.

So when a guy like Tom speaks about motivation, you definitely want to hear what he has to say. This is a small sampling of what you'll learn from him:

* MOTIVATIONAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS: How to program your mind to automatically and habitually exercise your body (If this doesn't light a FIRE under your butt, nothing will).

* THE NEW VISUALIZATION BREAKTHROUGH: Take advantage of the mind-body connection with the techniques sports psychologists have been teaching for decades, along with 1 new twist.

* SUCCESS SEMANTICS:  The psychological explanation for how Words can enhance or destroy your health and how to turn failure talk into success talk.

* THE GOAL ACHIEVER'S SECRET WEAPON: How a cheap little "tool" can install positive success programming into your mind.

* END EMOTIONAL EATING: Eating to cope with stress, depression or other feelings, or eating for the wrong reasons can totally undermine the best nutrition plan. Learn the 5-step formula to stop it once and for all.

* SELF IMAGE SECRETS: How the hidden image you hold of yourself in your mind is the prime reason for diet sabotage (and the same reason that 90% of lottery winners blow their winnings).

From now until Midnight (PST), July 17th, you can get a copy of the "Operation Motivation" bonuses in PDF ebook transcripts absolutely f-r-e-e when you purchase Tom's
Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle e-book from:

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

Burn The Fat is often referred to as "the bible of fat burning nutrition" and if you don't have a copy yet, then this is a better opportunity than ever because you will get the Operation Motivation as a bonus along with the Burn The Fat program.

This offer is almost over, so I highly recommend you visit the Burn The Fat website today and jump on this deal while you still can.

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

To your success,

Arthur M.

P.S. This is your absolute last chance to get these 7 motivation books and reports. The deadline is tonight, Friday, July 17th, 2009 at midnight.

Did you forget about these?

I hope you didn't forget about the sample 7-day Veggie Meal Plans that nutrition expert Kardena Pauza prepared for you!

In case you missed my last email, today is your last chance to get your 7-day Vegetarian Meal Plans for Men AND Women.

They are gone at midnight tonight.

I guarantee you'll feel so much better on her vegetarian diet than on any diet you could design for yourself.

After all, do you really think you can eat better than this?

=> http://bit.ly/eoT5k

So if you are struggling to change your body or have more energy or even to stop being hungry all the time, then isn't it time you got meal planning advice from a professional?

Don't try and design a diet yourself...get professional help now!

Helping you get the best nutrition advice,

Arthur M.
http://bit.ly/eoT5k

PS - When you get your copy of the Meal Plans...

...you'll also be added to the VIP List where you'll get access to an extra 25% off the full Easy Veggie Meal Plans System when it is released on Monday, July 27th.

Kardena is practically giving away her full Meal Plans System for 72 hours, and as a VIP you'll get the lowest introductory price possible.

So don't wait any longer, get your 7-day sample veggie meal plans here and become a VIP on the Vegetarian Lifestyle:

=> http://bit.ly/eoT5k

"It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians that appropriately planned VEGETARIAN DIETS are healthful, nutritionally adequate and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases."
American Dietetic Association

If you ever fell off the fitness wagon, this is for you

This is the solution for anyone, male or female, who has ever fallen off the workout wagon or succumbed to diet relapse, binges or just too much over-indulgence.

It's called, "OPERATION MOTIVATION", a simple system that gives you a proven, practical and scientifically-verified solution to every type of motivation problem and "I CAN’T STICK WITH IT" problem.

This isn't about a new training program or a specific type of diet plan, it's more universal than that, because it helps you follow ANY workout or nutrition plan better - and that's what counts, isn't it? ...

The best part is, this solution to motivation problems is F.R.E.E. until July 17th at midnight from:

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

OPERATION MOTIVATION is a set of brief lessons in ebook and special report format, that explains all the psychological skills (the stuff that goes on in your head), that you need to learn in order to make permanent changes to your behavior and your lifestyle.

Maybe you're an emotional eater, maybe you have trouble getting started on a workout program, maybe you've started a dozen diets before and could never stick with any of them.

Regardless of your personal challenges, there's something in this package for everyone, as each person struggles with unique issues in his or her journey to get in shape and make the lifestyle changes last.

Here's the deal:

From now until Midnight (PST), Friday July 17th, you can get a copy of the OPERATION MOTIVATION package (in PDF instant download format) absolutely f-r--ee when you purchase the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle e-book from this web page:

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

Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle is the "bible of fat loss" for tens of thousands of men and women in over 143 countries worldwide and if you don't have a copy yet, then this is a better opportunity than ever because you now get the MOTIVATION packages as a bonus along with the Burn The Fat program.

This offer expires on Friday, July 17th at midnight PST and it will not be available again so I highly recommend you visit Tom's Burn The Fat website, read about the Burn The Fat program, and jump on this "OPERATION MOTIVATION" bonus offer while you still can.

Here's the link again:

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

To your success,

Arthur M.

PS Remember - the extra ebooks and special reports come along with the Burn The fat program as bonus GIFTS, but only until Friday, July 17th at midnight, so you do need to respond quickly. After the deadline, the only way to get these new ebooks and reports will be to purchase them separately, or become a member of Tom's private Burn The Fat Inner Circle website.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Ultimate Fitness Motivation QUIZ

Out of all the quizzes you've ever taken, if you want to get leaner and develop a body that looks good in shorts, turns heads on the beach and makes you feel totally confident - even out of clothes - then this is one  quiz you'll want to take right now...

and consider your score very carefully...

Just 4 quick questions. Here goes:

1. Do you have a diet or eating plan that you enjoy, and it's getting results for you, but you just can't seem to stay on it consistently?

for example:

* You're good all day long, then you cave in to night time munchies

* you're good all week, but on the weekends, it all falls apart (especially at restaurants or parties)

* You have a weakness to one (or more) certain comfort foods and you just can't seem to say no?

* When you travel, it just seems impossible to stay on it

2. Have you ever gotten in awesome shape - maybe even lost a LOT of fat and you felt great - but then you either binged all at once the minute the program was over, or your motivation slowly disappeared, and the weight slowly creeped back on?

3. Have you ever had a problem with skipping workouts or working out inconsistently?

4. Are you out of shape, overweight or just dissatisfied with your body and you just can't even seem to get started on any diet or workout program in the first place?

If you  answered "yes" to ANY one of these questions, then you'll want to take a very close look at the information in this email... it applies especially to YOU.

If you said yes to 2 or more of these questions, then what you are about to read is nothing short of the answer to your prayers.

That answer is something called "OPERATION MOTIVATION", a simple system that provides a proven, practical and scientifically verified solution to every type of motivation problem and "I CAN’T STICK WITH IT" problem.

This isn't about a new training program or a specific type of diet plan, it's more universal than that, because it helps you follow ANY workout or nutrition plan better - and that's what counts, isn't it? ...

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF TO CONSISTENTLY TAKE ACTION AND CHANGE YOUR HABITUAL BEHAVIORS?

The best part is, this solution to motivation problems is F.R.E.E.

YES, YES there IS a catch... But I actually think you will LIKE the catch.

Read on for the details, or jump ahead to Tom Venuto's website where he explains this motivation solution

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

OPERATION MOTIVATION is a set of short lessons in ebook and special report format, that explains all the psychological skills (the stuff that goes on in your  head), that you need to learn in order to make permanent changes to your behavior and your lifestyle.

Originally, this was a very exclusive 2 hour audio interview that Tom Venuto only offered to his top tier clients in his "Inner Circle"

Just days ago, that audio seminar was converted for the first time into a brief (about 50 pgs) ebook, called "The Science of Goal Achievement: 10 Secrets of Subconscious mind power and 7 secrets of scientific goal setting."

This just-released, brand-new ebook is the flagship part of the program because it teaches the most important skill necessary for motivating yourself and making lifestyle changes.

It's different than any book ever written on the subject because it approaches motivation and goal-achieving from a scientific perspective and even explains how neuroscientists have proven that these principles work. (this aint psycho babble!)

Also in the OPERATION MOTIVATION package are the following supporting ebooks and special reports (7 courses in all):

* MOTIVATIONAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS: How to program your mind to automatically and habitually exercise your body (If this doesn't light a FIRE under your butt, nothing will)

* THE NEW VISUALIZATION BREAKTHROUGH: Take advantage of the mind-body connection with the techniques sports psychologists have been teaching for decades, along with 1 new twist.

* SUCCESS SEMANTICS:  The psychological explanation for how words can enhance or destroy your health and how to turn failure talk into success talk

* THE GOAL ACHIEVER'S SECRET WEAPON: How a cheap little "tool" can install positive success programming into your mind

* END EMOTIONAL EATING: Eating to cope with stress, depression or other feelings, or eating for the wrong reasons can totally undermine the best nutrition plan. Learn the 5-step formula to stop it once and for all

* SELF IMAGE SECRETS: How the hidden image you hold of yourself in your mind is the prime reason for diet sabotage (and the same reason that 90% of lottery winners blow their winnings).

Maybe you're an emotional eater, maybe you have trouble getting started on a workout program, maybe you've started a dozen diets before and could never stick with any of them.

Regardless of your personal challenges, there's something in this package for everyone, as each person struggles with unique issues in his or her journey to get in shape and make the lifestyle changes last.

Here's the deal:

From now until Midnight (PST), July 17th, you can get a copy of the OPERATION MOTIVATION package (in PDF instant download format) absolutely f-r--ee when you purchase the Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle e-book from this web page:

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

Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle is the "bible of fat loss" for tens of thousands of men and women in over 143 countries worldwide and if you don't have a copy yet, then this is a better opportunity than ever because you now get the MOTIVATION packages a bonus along with the Burn The Fat program.

You probably see a lot of promotions come along in your email for all sorts of fitness and fat loss products, but this is not only different, it's one of the best bonus values you will see in a long time, especially if you said YES to any of the "Motivation quiz" questions. 

Not to mention... Tom doesn't do this type of thing very often. He hasn't advertised anything similar to this in over a year and a half.

You should especially take a look at this because of who it's coming from - Tom is one of the most respected professionals in the fat loss field; the field of fat loss science and motivational psychology science, that is, not fat loss infomercials!

This offer expires on Friday, July 17th at midnight PST and it will not be available again so I suggest you visit Tom's Burn The Fat website, read about the Burn The Fat program, and jump on this "OPERATION MOTIVATION" bonus offer while you still can.

Here's the link again:
=====>
http://burnthefat.rxsportz.com

To your success,

PS Remember - the extra ebooks and special reports come along with the Burn The fat program as bonus GIFTS, but only until Friday, July 17th at midnight, so you do need to respond quickly. After the deadline, the only way to get these new ebooks and reports will be to purchase them separately, or become a member of Tom's private Burn The Fat Inner Circle website.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Veggie meal plans for you

If you want to STOP eating meat and start transforming your body with an EASY and SIMPLE to follow vegetarian meal plan, then I have great news for you!

Vegetarian Nutrition Expert Kardena Pauza put together these vegetarian meal plans to help you out.

Go here and grab these meal plans at no cost to you:

=> http://bit.ly/eoT5k

It's our gift to you because we want to share the Vegetarian Lifestyle with everyone who is struggling with their diet and who wants more energy.

After all, we get emails EVERY DAY from folks who have questions about Vegetarian Diets, but no one was offering them a solution.

Kardena shows you how easy, simple, and convenient it is to live the Vegetarian Lifestyle.

You'll have the best vegetarian diet coach in the world, Kardena Pauza, telling you EXACTLY what to eat!

I guarantee you will have more energy and you'll even start dramatically transforming your body in just 7 days.

Just go here and grab those meal plans today:

=> http://bit.ly/eoT5k

Sincerely,

Arthur M
http://bit.ly/eoT5k

PS - Please hurry, because these Vegetarian Meal Plans will only be available until Friday, July 17th. 

Just go here and grab those meal plans today:

=> http://bit.ly/eoT5k

PPS - And don't miss her powerful and controversial report...called, "The Top 10 Foods You Must NOT Eat on a Vegetarian Diet"

This is one of the most important nutrition programs ever designed - not only will you change your body but following the Easy Veggie Meal Plans will give you more energy and could help extend your life.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Body Back Fast Works

If you have been skeptical about whether it is possible to lose weight after pregnancy, Body Back Fast will remove your doubt forever.

Here’s the testimonial of a client who has recently attained her ideal weight in 3 months:

Fit and Fab in 90 days! – Jessie Ng, 27, mother of 2, shares her story.  Jessie Ng is as busy as busy gets. She recently gave birth to her third child and juggles a high-stress job as marketing manager for an IT company.  She also has a very good reason to get in shape.

“My husband takes part in triathlons and is very fit. I am under pressure to look as good as he does,” she says. 

Her goal: To lose the excess weight from a recent pregnancy, tone up muscles and improve sluggish fitness level.

Obstacles: Time, dessert and motivation 

Results:  One month after following Body Back Fast, Jessie’s on her way to a new healthy lifestyle.

“The hardest part for me is starting, but once I take the first step, I feel good all over.” 

She has also started to do 15-minutes of Body back Fast exercises every day and feels that it is really helping to “shrink” her post-baby belly significantly.  Jessie's energy level is up and the pounds are dropping off.

To stay motivated, she has involved her husband into her workouts. “He likes it too and says his core is stronger now which helps with his runs.”

Her results after 90 days: 

Start: 
Weight – 120 pounds 
Waist – 32 inch 
Hips – 41 inch 
Body fat – 32.2%

End: 
Weight – 108 pounds 
Waist – 27 inch 
Hips – 37 inch 
Body fat – 25% 

If she can do it, so can you!

http://bit.ly/5wEAL

Sincerely,

Arthur M.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ask Raphael: Starting a Fitness Program

Raphael,

My name is Andrea, and I am having a problem losing weight. I am 130 lbs. and trying to lose at least 10 lbs. I don’t know where to start. What should I do first to accomplish my goal? Thank you. - Andrea

Andrea,

One of the reasons I like your question is because a lot of people can relate to it. There are many people who want to lose weight and get in better shape, but they simply don’t know where to start or how to design a plan that makes sense. I’ve found that what a person will do is start eating less and working out.

However, a haphazard approach to lowering calories and increasing activity backfires in many cases because what people tend to do is lower calories too much and work out excessively. So energy gets zapped, the body burns out from too much exercise at once, the process feels overly regimented and soon the person gains more weight then what they started with due to frustration.

There is a right way to start and a wrong way, and I’m going to outline the right way for you.

There are three components that will be instrumental in reducing your weight from 130 to 120. Let’s take a look at each and how to best add them to your program

1. Cardiovascular exercise – In many cases, I’ll begin with a person’s diet and total calories, but in your case I want to simply get you moving more and focused on the most effective type of exercise. You didn’t mention anything about your current exercise plan, so I’m going to make an assumption that you’re not very active.

I want you to add three days of cardiovascular exercise per week for 30 minutes per session. Your intensity level should be moderate in the sense that you’ll feel somewhat challenged but can still carry on a conversation if you needed to – but would choose not to. The key to cardiovascular exercise is finding an activity that you enjoy such as walking, cycling, cardio classes at the gym or cardio tapes that you can pop into your DVD and get a workout right in your living room.

You may want to browse a site called www.collagevideo.com. Collage provides many types of fun DVDs, and you can watch a demo of any DVD you may be interested in. One very good beginners program is Leslie Sansone’s Walk Away The Pounds. Remember, the key to cardiovascular exercise is finding something you personally enjoy.

2. Strength Training – Working out with weights is an excellent way to tighten muscles so that when you lose 10 pounds you’ll have a much leaner and well toned body. People who avoid strength training don’t look as tight and lean as those who strength train consistently. You don’t have to fear getting bulky because bulk is simply the combination of body fat on top of muscle or it’s simply all fat. Once you lose those 10 pounds, you’ll look even leaner from an effective and intelligently designed strength training program.

The following is a schedule you can follow:

Monday – Cardio for 30 minutes
Tuesday – Strength Training for 20-30 minutes
Wednesday – Cardio for 30 minutes
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Cardio for 30 minutes
Saturday – Strength Training for 20-30 minutes
Sunday – Rest

After two weeks on the program, try to progress by adding another cardio day or increasing time on your cardio to 35 minutes. Also, increase a set or slightly increase weight poundage on your strength training program. By the way, I also add flexibility exercises on my program, which I encourage you to perform as well.

3. Nutrition – Even if you strength train and perform cardio with a vengeance, it will not produce effective results without proper nutrition. Food can help stimulate the metabolism. As I mention in most of my articles, you must be in a slight caloric deficit to lose body fat.

You have to consume enough food to provide energy for your workouts, but they must be just low enough to produce a fat loss. Unused calories are turned to fat, regardless if they’re from protein, carbohydrate or fat.

I don’t know what your current nutrition consists of, but I recommend that you follow these guidelines:

-- Begin with a calorie level of your weight multiplied times 15 calories per pound then subtract 500 from that number. So in your case it’s 130x15 = 1950 calories. Then we subtract 500 from that and we have a starting amount of 1450 calories. This is merely a starting point! The accuracy can only be determined based on your height and by a more thorough analysis by our registered dieticians.

-- Consume 4-6 meals and snacks per day spread every 3 hours or so and make sure there is protein and carbohydrates (and some monounsaturated fats) in each meal. I recommend following one of eDiets meal plans to make this a whole lot easier for you. The work is already done for you! If you follow one of our plans, I recommend the Glycemic Impact plan because it’s marvelous at helping to control blood sugar levels, which in turn will help you to lose fat.

OK, Andrea, you now have a starting point to lose those last 10 pounds! Trust the process, maintain consistency and if you decide to join eDiets, please know that we can make this process easier for you. As a member, you can stop by my Exercise and Fitness support board.

Best of luck,
Raphael

Make NOW your time to do something about your weight. eDiets can help make weight loss a little easier. Let our nutritionists and fitness pros guide you!

A drug-free competitive bodybuilder and winner of the prestigious WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation) Pro Card, Raphael Calzadilla is a veteran of the health-and-fitness industry. He specializes in a holistic approach to body transformation, nutrition programs and personal training. He earned his B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University and is certified as a personal trainer with The American Council on Exercise (ACE). In addition, he successfully completed the RTS1 (Resistance Training Specialist) program based on biomechanics.

Content provided by eDiets.com

Saturday, July 11, 2009

20-Minute Home Fitness Workout

Raphael Calzadilla, BA, ACE, RTS1
eDiets Chief Fitness Pro

If you've suddenly been hit with a busy schedule or just need something quick, I have the home fitness workout for you.

This series of fitness workout movements will take about 20 minutes or less. Yep, you're reading correctly -- just 20 minutes. You can do them 3-4 times per week. Your entire body will be stimulated, and you'll feel rejuvenated without all the added stress of having to go to the gym.

I've designed this routine so that one exercise stimulates multiple muscle groups. This way, you'll get the best bang for your buck in the least amount of time. Perform each exercise in succession. After completing one movement, immediately continue to the next one. After you've completed all the movements, perform them one more time. Attempt 20-25 repetitions of each movement. Don't worry if you can't perform all the reps -- it will come. If you're a beginner, take your time and go at your own pace.

1. BENT KNEE PUSH UPS Start with your hands and knees on a mat. Your hands should be shoulder width apart and your head, neck, hips and legs should be in a straight line. Do not let your back arch and cave in. Maintain a slight bend in the elbows. Lower your upper body by bending your elbows outward and stopping before your chest touches the floor. Contracting the chest muscles, slowly return to the starting position. Inhale while lowering your body. Exhale while returning to the starting position. After mastering this exercise, you may wish to try the full push-up.

2. LUNGE (with household cans) Stand straight with your feet together. Hold a can in each hand and keep your arms down at your sides. Step forward with the right leg and lower the left leg until the knee almost touches the floor. Contracting the quadriceps muscles (front of the thigh), push off your right foot slowly, returning to the starting position. Alternate the motion with the left leg to complete the set. Inhale while stepping forward. Exhale while returning to the starting position.

The step should be long enough that your left leg is nearly straight. Do not let your knee touch the floor. Make sure your head is up and your back is straight. Your chest should be lifted, and your front leg should form a 90-degree angle at the bottom of the movement. Your right knee should not pass your right foot, and you should be able to see your toes at all times. If you have one leg that is more dominant than the other, start out with the less-dominant leg first. Discontinue this exercise if you feel any discomfort in your knees.

3. ABDOMINAL BICYCLE MANEUVER Lie on a mat with your lower back in a comfortable position. Put your hands on either side of your head by your ears. Bring your knees up to about a 45-degree angle. Slowly go through a bicycle pedaling motion, alternating your left elbow to your right knee, then your right elbow to your left knee. This is a more advanced exercise, so don't worry if you can't perform a lot of them. Do not perform this activity if it puts any strain on your lower back. Also, don't pull on your head and neck during this exercise. The lower to the ground your legs bicycle, the harder your tight abs have to work.

4. BENCH DIPS Using two benches or chairs, sit on one. Place palms on the bench with fingers wrapped around the edge. Place both feet on the other chair. Slide your upper body off the chair with your elbows nearly but not completely locked. Lower your upper body slowly toward the floor until your elbows are bent slightly more than 90 degrees. Contracting your triceps (back of the arm), extend your elbows and return to the starting position (stopping just short of the elbows fully extending). Inhale while lowering your body and exhale while returning to the starting position. Beginners should start with their feet on the floor and knees at a 90-degree angle. As you progress, move your feet out further until your legs are straight with a slight bend in the knees.

5. ABDOMINAL DOUBLE CRUNCH Lie on the floor face up. Bend your knees until your legs are at a 45-degree angle with both feet on the floor. Your back should be comfortably relaxed on the floor. Place both hands crossed on your chest. Contracting your abdominals, raise your head and legs off the floor toward one another. Slowly return to the starting position (stopping just short of your shoulders and feet touching the floor).

Exhale while rising up and inhale while returning to the starting position. Keep your eyes on the ceiling to avoid pulling with your neck. Your hands should not be used to lift the head or assist in the movement.

There you have it! Five fitness workout exercises performed for two cycles in just 20 minutes. You'll begin to notice a tighter feel in your muscles in a few weeks, and you will naturally perform more reps as time progresses -- all in 20 minutes or less.

A drug-free competitive bodybuilder and winner of the prestigious WNBF (World Natural Bodybuilding Federation) Pro Card, Raphael Calzadilla is a veteran of the health-and-fitness industry. He specializes in a holistic approach to body transformation, nutrition programs and personal training. He earned his B.A. in communications from Southern Connecticut State University and is certified as a personal trainer with ACE and APEX. In addition, he successfully completed the RTS1 program based on biomechanics.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

An Old School Bodybuilding Tip For A Smaller Waist!

By Jeff Anderson

The "Old Timers" Of Bodybuilding May Have Been On To Something, Eh?

Whatever happened to the "old school" days when pro bodybuilders had tiny waists that gave them such an incredible "V-shape"?

Look at all the juiced-up pro's now...waists the size of redwood trees!

When did THIS become sexy?!

Forget it...what you REALLY want is a hornet-like waist that will make your shoulders and chest appear even BIGGER as you strut your stuff out on the beach this summer!

Here's a trick from the "old days" that works GREAT for keeping your waist cinched up tight...and doesn't require 1,000 situps!

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Old School Ab Tightener Trick
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Do this exercise once every single day.

(I do this first thing in the morning when I wake up and I'm lying in bed - can't get any lazier than that, right?)

First thing you do is exhale while pulling in your abdominal muscles like you're trying to suck your belly button all the way to the back of you spine.

Hold it and contract for a 10-second count and then release.

Take a 5 second breather and then repeat this procedure another 3 more times.

This'll wrap up those core ab muscles nice and tight like you're strapping on a girdle!

A lot of people taking my "Combat The Fat" fat-melting program ask me what's the very first thing I do in the morning to get the day started.

Well THIS is it!

Give er a try and you'll see why!

Combat The Fat Basic Package
http://combat.rxsportz.com

Monday, July 6, 2009

Michael Jackson Lies! (Wild Video...)

[ Editor's Note:  Fitness author Jon Benson shared this letter with me and gave me permission to share it with you. ]

Lies and more lies.

I'm sad to see the media jumping on the dangerous bandwagon they have chosen to hitch their star to.

And the star that is suffering the most is not Michael Jackson:

It's you.

Let me explain.

When a celebrity passes away the world takes notice.

And the world of the media often grabs a hold of whatever they can to keep the buzz alive.

Early this week they grabbed something they shouldn't have...

... and I responded.

I created what I feel is my best video yet to tell you all about it.

Go watch this --

http://bit.ly/10lxqT<--- Michael Jackson Lies

The media pulled in some "expert" to suggest that Michael Jackson's untimely death may have been due to...

... ready?

"Working out too much at middle-age."

Oh, brother.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Firestorm of Your Health Questions Answered

In case you missed it, David Wolfe just did a 90 minute Longevity Secrets Q&A telecall answering several of the nearly 2000 questions posted on his blog the past 24 hours.

He revealed answers to many of the top concerns facing us today, weight loss, dental health, hair growth, beautiful skin, living longer and much more.

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I was just informed that his conference line could only hold a couple thousand live streaming listeners so I wanted to get the replay of this incredible call out immediately.

I was lucky enough to listen in and believe me when I tell you, you do NOT want to miss this information. Straight content and real advice, through and through:

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Why is it so Important to Raise Healthy and Fit Kids

If these statistics don't make you stop in your tracks and think about the things that we are feeding our kids, I don’t know what will.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 percent of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years old are overweight or obese -- a number that has tripled since 1980. In addition to the 16 percent of children and teens ages 6 to 19 who were overweight in 1999-2002, another 15 percent were considered at risk of becoming overweight. ("Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1999-2002"; Oct. 6, 2004)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the past three decades the childhood obesity rate has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years and adolescents aged 12-19 years, and it has more than tripled for children aged 6-11 years. ("Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1999-2002"; Oct. 6, 2004)

Overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of becoming overweight or obese adults. This increases to 80 percent if one or more parent is overweight or obese. (United States Department of Health and Human Services)

Those numbers are staggering but in a way not really surprising. Look at all the fast food joints, junk-food, soda pop, etc that is stocked in super markets, gas stations, etc. Even schools provide access to junk, at least the ones in this area do. Back to the fast food for a minute, and actually it’s not just fast food chains it’s restaurants too, have you seen the size of their meals? They provide enough food in one serving for two people!

So what do all these statistics have to do with our children? Well it’s up to us to teach them good eating habits and exercise. The old saying children learn what they live is so true. It’s not a bad thing that we have to be role models for our children in all areas including healthy eating and exercising. It just might force us to get healthy as well! Make this a family affair. Take walks together, ride bikes, etc. At the grocery store let the kids help you pick out fruits and veggies! And you can get more ideas and information by picking up your copy of Mom’s Talk eBooks Guide to Raising Healthy and Fit Kids.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Why Eat a Raw Food Diet?

If you're reading this article, you may be wondering about the benefits of a raw food diet, right? Well, the benefits of eating more raw foods are numerous and once you understand them you'll probably wonder why you haven't eaten more raw in the past. You'll also think twice about eating dead cooked foods ever again.

Raw Foods Give You More Energy

I don't think I know of a single person who eats at least 80% raw foods who doesn't enjoy far more energy than the average person. I know that when I transitioned away from eating a diet made up of breads, dairy, and cooked foods, and adopted more of a raw foods diet, my energy went through the roof. And I'm not talking about the quick surge you would get from an espresso but rather long-lasting energy that enables you to do more with less.

For instance, eating raw will allow you to sleep less and have far more energy than you ever thought possible. When I'm eating at least 80% raw, I can easily function on just 4-5 hours of sleep. I literally bounce out of bed and don't require any naps throughout the day. Oh yeah, did I mention that I workout every single day as well? Sometimes, even twice!

Energizing Enzymes

There are several reasons why a raw food diet will give you more energy. First, raw foods are rich in food enzymes. Enzymes are required for every single reaction in the body. Unfortunately, our bodies only have a finite number of these enzymes, so when we run out, we run out of life! To add to this, when you heat foods above 118 degrees fahrenheit, you destroy the food enzymes that are naturally present in all raw foods. Therefore, if you eat a predominantly cooked foods diet, you're not getting enough food enzymes, which means that your body will have to produce and use more of its own to digest and metabolize your foods.

The more energy your body needs to divert towards digestion, the less energy you will have for other activities. You will feel more lethargic and tired as your body is trying to breakdown "dead" foods and figure out what to do with them.

So, the food enzymes inherent in raw foods are a big reason for boosting your body's energy. They are the spark plugs and are intricately related to the next property that make raw foods so energy-boosting.

Life Force

When raw foods are left intact, they are also known as living foods. They are called "living" because they carry an incredible amount of life force.

Now, since every living being has an aura or energy field illuminating from their body, which foods do you think would enhance yours? High energy raw foods or cooked foods that dead? I think we both know the answer.

As I like to say, "eat alive and you will thrive".

Weight Loss and Beautiful Skin

The other highly sought-after quality of a raw foods diet is its ability to help you lose weight and beautify your skin. Almost all raw foodists have reported losing weight they could never lose. At the same time, they notice an instant improvement in their skin. They look younger and have a natural glow that comes about because of the "living" nature of raw foods, their abundance of enzymes, and of course the plethora of nutrients that are ingested when eating more fruits and vegetables.

You will find it easier to lose weight on a raw food diet because your getting more nutrients and, therefore, your body won't crave "dead" foods. Second, the enzymes help to breakdown the foods you are eating and excess energy and fat stores in your body. Third, raw foods are water-rich, which helps you feel more satiated, as well as hydrated.

Many of these reasons also help us explain why living foods make you look younger and beautify your skin. Enzymes, life force, water, and high quality nutrients all play a role in natural skin care.

We could talk about the benefits of a raw food diet for hours but the only to truly understand them is to experience them for yourself. So why not take action today and enjoy the health, the body, and the vitality that you deserve!

About the Author

Yuri Elkaim is one of the world’s leading holistic nutrition and health experts. If you want to lose weight and live your healthiest and most energetic life ever, then you can learn more about his raw food diet book, Eating for Energy and get started with a FREE 6-part Energy Secrets e-course by visiting http://tinyurl.com/o97fp6