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Entries from August 2008

Will Muscle Become Fat?

August 29th, 2008 · 12 Comments

Many people has this misconception – muscle will turn into fat when they stop doing weight training. In fact, many women are avoiding pumping iron because of this belief.Banana will not turn into papaya. Lead will not be gold. Muscle will not turn into fat and vice versa. Muscle and fat are both cells. Human […]

Tags: Weight Loss

Should I Still Exercise Even When I Have Cold or Flu?

August 26th, 2008 · 21 Comments

Early last month, I was not feeling well for couple of days. Having sore throat and cough. But, I was wondering whether I should push myself to pump the iron. Just now, managed to catch an interesting conversation with a seasoned personal trainer. Here is what I have learned: First, differentiate between a cold and […]

Tags: Health

The Truth Behind Yoga Zone’s Problem and The Road Ahead For Other Fitness Centers

August 23rd, 2008 · 111 Comments

In Malaysia, Yoga Zone was one of the fitness centers that rode on Yoga craze few years back.  It was set up by Tjhin Chee Kun in year 2002.  Tjhin graduated as computer engineer in Australia with a scholarship.  He quit his corporate job and flew to India to learn Yoga.  After a year, he […]

Tags: Gym Going

How Michael Phelps Managed To Break So Many Swimming World Records, One After Another?

August 20th, 2008 · 18 Comments

“You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” —Michael Phelps Swimming sensation Michael Phelps has won a total of 16 Olympic medals – 6 gold and 2 bronze at Athens in 2004; 8 gold at Beijing 2008. As of now, no one else has won so many Olympic […]

Tags: Motivation

Upcoming Fitness Craze You Do Not Want To Miss – Fitness Bootcamp

August 17th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Mention about boot camp, I think about soldiers’ training. So, when I heard about fitness bootcamp, I can’t help but to associate soldiers’ type of training for laymen like us. Yes, Fitness bootcamp is becoming more popular, especially in the US. Participants meet in local parks or other designated outdoor  places and perform workouts resemble […]

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US Olympics Swimming Team Made an Impressive Come Back in 4×100 Meter

August 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments

On 11 August 2008, the U.S swimming team has won 4 x 100 freestyle relay in 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. I was watching the match live from television and I have to say it is so hard to differentiate who has won it, either America or the French team. In fact, when only 25 […]

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