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Shoulders Workout (7) – Upright Row

posted on December 10th, 2011 ·

I have been doing barbell upright row for about 10 years, but it is one of the workouts I given the lowest priority.  I do it nowadays for variation purpose and never a big fan of it.  Why?  It is one exercise that I cannot afford to perform wrongly.  I hurt my left shoulder few years back.


  1. If you are a beginner, take light weight.  Stand with a barbell (straight or EZ bar, does not matter).  Alternatively, hold dumbbell each in your hand in front of you.  Palm facing you (overhand grip).  Your arms should be extended with slight bend at the elbows. (more…)

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How To Run More with 10 Percent Rule?

posted on December 6th, 2011 ·


Whenever we first started to jog, we always impatiently want to run more.  Whether the goal is to lose weight, build stamina or to train for marathon, many want to see the result quickly and without knowing, they actually do it at the expense of getting injured.  This injury occurs if you run too much too soon.  Instead of running 3 miles for one session and 3 sessions a week, I have seen beginner running for 5 miles once and 4 sessions a week in their second week.  The numbers may have been exaggerated, the point is that people tend to go over the limit of their body. (more…)

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Should You Drink Water While Eating During Meals?

posted on December 2nd, 2011 ·


You probably have heard people telling you not to drink too much water while you are having your meal. They believe that the water will disrupt the digestion process by diluting the hydrochloric acid and digestive enzyme. Hydrochloric acid is there in our stomach to help in digestion by breaking down food. Is it true that drinking too much water will affect your digestion?

Here are my thoughts: (more…)

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How To Build Body Like Mark Wahlberg

posted on November 28th, 2011 ·

In year 1992, when Calvin Klein released its famous black and white underwear advertisement, many could not keep their eyes away from the models. Kate Moss was always being mentioned, but not the guy beside her. The young guy was actually the actor who has then appeared in The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), Four Brothers (2005), The Departed (2006), Invincible (2006), Shooter (2007), and The Fighter (2010). Yes, I am referring to Mark Wahlberg who had the washboard abs. (more…)

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See How Easily You Can Become Fatter with Food Portion Which Has Been Getting Bigger

posted on November 24th, 2011 ·


Throughout the past twenty years, those who have been eating in restaurants may have noticed that the food portions are getting bigger and bigger. It is common to see “jumbo” or “supersize” meals and drinks being often. It is fine to eat more provided you exercise more. However, with the advanced of technology with the invention of washing machines, microwave, dish washer and more, people are doing less and getting lazy. Therefore, people are getting larger in size too – bigger waist line and heavier body weight. (more…)

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7 Must Read Tips To Exercise Outdoor In Cold Weather

posted on November 20th, 2011 ·


It is easy to get lazy in during cold weather, especially exercising outdoor early morning or during winter. Falling temperatures does not mean you should postpone your fitness plan. As long as you are geared for the weather, you still can exercise outdoor.

Top 7 Tips To Exercise Outdoor in Cold Weather (more…)

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