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Do Your Muscles Shake When You do Yoga or Weight Lifting?

posted on April 25th, 2011 ·


Sometimes, when you are doing shoulder press, push-ups, abs exercise or yoga pose, you notice that your hands or body shaking. I experience that sometimes too, when I try to finish the last few repetitions in some of my weight lifting workout. Have you wondered why this involuntarily shaking take place?

When our muscles are working hard in the way they are not used to, they will shake. Muscles quiver when they try to stabilize. It is just like bicep and triceps – when on is lengthen, the other is shorten. The shaking will stop when muscles get used to the exercise. (more…)

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Legs Workout (9) – Reverse Lunges

posted on April 19th, 2011 ·

Reverse lunge with leg lift is a modified version of lunge. It is a great workout to strengthen and tone the gluteal muscles of your buttocks. If you want a firm and lifted butt, look no further and do it part of your workout routine. Other muscles involved in this compound workout are hamstrings and quadriceps.


For athletes, this workout stretches the muscles surrounding the hip joint. Players in basketball, soccer, football, gymnastics and fencing will appreciate this exercise. As for bodybuilders and powerlifters, reverse lunge is good in training the stabilization. The better you master lunge, the more stable you perform exercise like squat.

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5 Myths About Cardiovacular Exercise and Weight Training

posted on April 16th, 2011 ·


You probably have heard some people telling you that you should not do this or that in the gym. While some of the advice may work, but you should not just take everything without digesting. Here are few of the things you probably have heard and what I think about them:

1) Smith Machine Is Bad To Do Squats?
People say that smith machine squat is one of the worst exercises. They may be true, but it is not a black and white rule. It really depends. I agree that smith machine will lock someone into a range of motion which is not always natural. But, I rather recommend a beginner to try on smith machine due to safety reason than doing barbell squat in his first attempt. In fact, even with the smith machine, if the beginner does not know how to properly align himself within the machine, it can still create problem. Once the beginner has learned the basic, he can then proceed with barbell squat. (more…)

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Why You Should Eat More Lady’s Finger or Okra?

posted on April 11th, 2011 ·


Okra is also known as lady’s finger because of its shape.  I used to avoid eating okra because of its taste, but not until I have eaten some yummy dishes cooked with okra.  If you do not eat them, it is time to consider to have it in your next meal.

Okra actually is a powerhouse of valuable nutrients.  It contains vitamin A, vitamin C and folic acid.  It is low in calories with about 15 calories per 100 gram serving.  The same size serving has about 2 gram of fiber and 1 gram of protein.  It does not contain any fat.  Here are few of the nutritional benefits: (more…)

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5 Dietary Changes that Helped Me Lose 12 Kilos in 6 Months

posted on April 7th, 2011 ·


Mun’s Note: This is a guest post by Zul, a regular reader at Once an active kid, his life underwent some dramatic lifestyle change after landing his first job and getting married. Between 2005 and late 2008, he gained up to 12 kilos, no thanks to the sedentary way of life and lack of exercises. His journey to getting his old back began early in 2009 and after 6 months, he lost more than 10 kilos.  Zul has also written an article for Men Fitness (Malaysia) April 2011 edition.

My years living as an overweight guy were no fun. Between 2005 and 2008, I gained up to 12 kilos in weight, and in the process, drastically deteriorating my shape, confidence and health. Old friends were astonished to see my transformation from a normal active person to what I had been.

My journey back to getting my old shape began in early 2009. There are several reasons behind my goal wanting to change but let’s put in a simple way – I was tired of being easily tired. I made important dietary changes and incorporated exercises in my daily routine to get back the ideal shape have long forgotten. (more…)

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The Easy Ways to Burn 100 Calories For Busy People

posted on April 3rd, 2011 ·


Working life in big city is hectic. Many wake up early and sleep late. Asking them to exercise is not easy. If you are one of the busy people, now, here are 11 activities you can do to burn 100 calories:

  • 12 minutes of jogging
  • 12 minutes of volleyball game
  • 15 minutes of weight training (more…)

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