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Why You Should Also Consider Body Weight Training?

posted on August 12th, 2010 ·


I had an interesting conversation with a fitness instructor just now. He told me that our muscles are stupid.

Muscles are stupid? What the heck is he talking?

His explanation – Muscles only recognize two things, whether they are being stretched or in tension. They will not know whether the stretch is caused by Yoga or weight lifting or Karate kicking. As for tension, it happens when we place resistance on the muscles. Again, whether the resistance comes from your grocery bags, dumbbell, barbell or even body weight, our muscles will not know.

True enough. Now, wonder what is he trying to tell me? (more…)

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6 Tips To Protect Your Skin From Skin Cancer

posted on August 9th, 2010 ·


For people who prefer to exercise outdoor or swim at the sea, it is important to know the damaging side of sun. Contrary to belief, a tan is not a sign of good health. If skin is exposed to sunlight for long hours, redness may develop. So, suntan is a condition showing skin damage. The pigment is a response as a shield to slightly decrease skin damage. Severe sunburn causes skin tenderness, pain, swelling and blistering.

It is impossible to completely avoid sunlight, but you should know about the precautions that you can take. Before we talk about preventive measures, let’s understand a little bit more about sun light – UVA and UVB rays: (more…)

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See How Easily You Can Change Your Counting Method To Bust Boredom in Weight Training Routine

posted on August 6th, 2010 ·


Most people prefer to count up when they are counting each repetition when they lift weight. But, have you ever counting down?

Actually, counting down is common too, when you are having a pre-set time to run on the treadmill, set 10 minutes. But, let’s not focus about this counting down on treadmill or elliptical trainer.

For weight lifting, instead of counting each rep in 1, 2, 3, 4…you can count backward or down like 8, 7, 6, 5…until you finish the set. I do that when I am doing squat, deadlift and pull up. (more…)

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Which Cardio Machine Work Out Your Butt The Most?

posted on August 3rd, 2010 ·

Many are using cardiovascular exercise machines to burn calories, build stamina, reduce stress and other benefits including toning the butt. Yes, many girls and guys want to have nice bums. So, it will be good if we know which cardio machine offers great help in this aspect. Is treadmill, elliptical trainer, StairMaster, stationary bike or rowing machine?

According to a finding, here are the results showing how much glute muscles are activated with different cardio machines: (more…)

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How To Lose Weight By Eating Fatty Meal and Junk Food?

posted on July 30th, 2010 ·


Yes, you read it right – how to lose weight by eating fatty meal and junk food. I am going to share with you some of the untold secret you should consider if you want to lose weight or burn fat. Yes, you read the sentence again – losing weight with fatty meal and junk food!

  1. Eat donuts instead of solid pastries. Because of the hole in the middle, you eat less calories with donut, don’t you agree? If each donut is 5 calories less, with 100 donuts, you are eating less 500 calories. (more…)

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6 Reasons You May Feel Dizzy During Exercise

posted on July 27th, 2010 ·


Exercising is good. However, if you are dizzy or lightheaded during your workout, you may want to find out the reason why that happens. In fact, after first 5 to 10 minutes of cardio session, you should feel invigorated and not feeling dizzy or light headed. Here are some of the possible reasons:

  1. You are exercising on empty stomach. Some people exercise early in the morning before they go to work. After the last meal which was 8 to 10 hours ago a night before, the body is low on energy. So, if this happens to you, you should eat something light like fruit or oatmeal 30 to 60 minutes before exercising. (more…)

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