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How To Build 300 Warrior’s Body with Gym Workout

posted on September 26th, 2007 ·


Most of you have probably watched 300 movie. Many have written about this movie and some are still talking about it. Hope it is not too late for me to write about 300. Not really the review on the movie itself, but something else.

Just in case you wonder what 300 movie is about – it is actually a film adaptation of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller. It is about how Spartan King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fight to the last man against Persian King Xerxes and his army of over one million soldiers.


Lots of slow motion shots and gimmicky Matrix-style battle scenes. Almost all battle scene features at least one long shot that varies from super slow motion to super fast motion repeatedly. If you like Matrix with lots of blood, you will like 300.

What really impressed me is not so much on the story, but the actors’ body shapes. (more…)

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Review of Body Jam – A Funky Cardio Workout

posted on September 24th, 2007 ·


Finally, I have tried Body Jam.

What is Body Jam? Body Jam is a mixture of dance and aerobics moves blended with the latest sounds of hip hop, funk, and Latin American music. It can be considered as a cardio workout. Apart from making you sweat, fun is another important element in the 1-hour class. I realized that what is more important is to release yourself and enjoy the moves in the music. Therefore, not to be confused by the jargons of Body Jam dance moves – double back turn, moon run, jive kick, rip it, grab and drop, tweeter turn, jump turn and krump club routine.


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Why Measuring Body Fat Is More Important Than Body Weight?

posted on September 22nd, 2007 ·


Body fat. The words can make many, especially ladies, uneasy to discuss about. The reason is obvious. Contrary to what you might think, your body does not have body fat because it is trying to ruin your life. Rather, body fat is an energy-efficient fuel source.

Before you start any fat loss or weight training program, in addition to your body weight, you must take your body fat percentage reading. Knowing the weight alone does not distinguish whether the weight comes from fat or muscle. In order to assess your physical fitness level, you need to know your body fat.

After doing weight training program for few months, your weight may stay the same or even increase, but your body fat percentage should go lower. Why? (more…)

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Please Help Yvonne Foong – A Neurofibromatosis Patient

posted on September 21st, 2007 ·


I came to know about Yvonne Foong’s experience two years ago. I used to complaint about things which were falling apart. But now, I believe I am a lucky guy with a healthy body to enjoy working out and classes in the gym.

When Yvonne Fong was 16 years old, she was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Many found it was hard to believe the former ballet dancer, figure skater, karate fighter and Soprano in the school choir suffered sudden health deteriorations.


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3 Types of Weird People at Gym

posted on September 20th, 2007 ·


Weirdo are everywhere. No exception at gym. They do not harass or offend me directly, but what they do, sometimes, really make feel I am an alien to this world.

1) Those Who Have Misused Hair Dryers

Most clubs provide hair dryers at the changing room. Hair dryer is used to blow hair. It can be hair on the head or armpit hair. Yes, I have seen most guys use the hair dryer to blow armpit hair.

Still acceptable. (May be, after drying the armpit hair, the hair will smell nicer and people will fall in love with their armpit, as shown below).


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You Don’t Want To Know How Your Food Is Prepared in Restaurant

posted on September 19th, 2007 ·


Whenever we eat out, we have to trust the chef is preparing the food to the standard we expect, in terms of cleanliness. You may be surprised to find out how these food are prepared when you go into the kitchen. That is why I prefer not to know what happening at the back, as long as I enjoy the food.

Lately, in New York, a customer of a Chinese restaurant, Dan Barreto, has taken a photo on how the restaurant employee stomping a huge bowl of garlic at the back alley. That person was wearing boots to do that. (more…)

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