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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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How To Lose Fat and Have Fun by Playing Children’s Games At Playground?

posted on March 30th, 2011 ·


Working out too often at the gym can be boring.  Recently, I found a new place.  Have you considered exercising in your local playground?   I brought my niece to the playground last weekend and had so much fun joining the kids there.  Children like to play games at the park.  Instead of sitting on the park bench and watch them at the sideline, get up and get moving.  Follow them around and join the kids.  Treat it like a circuit training. (more…)

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Why Should You Consider Using Wrist Straps and How To Use Them Properly

posted on March 26th, 2011 ·


This guest post is written by Will Deane.

If you have never experienced pain in your hands while lifting, the experience is akin to a slow headache in your hands that turns into a rather urgent need to extend the fingers, almost like a Charley horse. Basically, your arm, torso and back muscles are much larger muscle groups and quite a bit stronger than your hands are. (more…)

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Why You Should Do The Exercise You Hate Most?

posted on March 22nd, 2011 ·


I am sure you have few workouts you do not enjoy doing.  You probably do not even remember when you did it last time since you have not been doing it for some time.  No worry, everyone has few favorite exercises and few which he hates the most.  I used to dislike squat and pull up.  Now, have you ever wondered why you hate those workouts and why you like some?

Here are few reasons I could think of: (more…)

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Legs Workout (8) – Side Lunge

posted on March 18th, 2011 ·


Side lunge is a good exercise for inner thigh (adductors) and hips. It works on the front thighs too. For most men, many thought that side lunge is too feminine because it looks too easy and only meant for ladies. I encourage guys to try this leg workout a try. Certainly, nothing beats barbell squat, but side lunge recruit other leg muscles. No matter how small these muscles are, if you wish to develop your legs fully, you should not ignore small exercise like side lunge. As for ladies, this fun move will you to tone and tighten your legs and butts. (more…)

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