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12 Activities You Can Do To Burn Calories While You Are Having Beach Holiday

posted on July 29th, 2013 ·

Beach is a good place to relax during summer.  However, it is also a good place for a wonderful workout.  I have tried quite a number of workouts and they are so fun until I forgot that I was actually exercising and burning calories.  Certainly, it is not about treadmill or dumbbell.

Here are 12 activities you can try.

  1. Build sandcastle.  You dig sand, carry water with pail and build the castle far away from the water.  Imagine you will make many trips to and from your castle.  You work out your legs, core muscles and arm strength.  If you like to burn more calories, try a few bicep curls with your bucket full with water or sand. (more…)

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How To Build Muscle Mass with Drop Sets?

posted on July 20th, 2013 ·


Getting bored with the straight 3 sets of weight lifting? If you are looking for a new way to train and way to build muscle mass, try drop set.

Other names of drop set are descending sets, strip sets or stripping technique. A drop set is a technique where you do as many repetitions as you can with a certain weight until failure. Then, immediately lower the weight and do more reps with little rest between sets. For instance, you start with 25 pound dumbbells for shoulder press. You lift as many times as you can without compromising your form until you are exhausted. Then, you drop the weight to 20 pound and continue lifting until failure. The last set you will go with 15 pound of weight. (more…)

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Little Known Way To Tone Up Your Upper Body With BodyCircles

posted on July 13th, 2013 ·


Some people, especially women, join Pilates class with the intention to tone up muscles.  One manufacturer has taken the opportunity to come out this things called BodyCircles.  These circles are actually small padded hula hoops meant for your arms.  When you spin with them, you are working your biceps, triceps, shoulders and upper back.

You may think spinning the circles is very easy, but once you try them, you will realize that you need some coordination to keep them around your arms.  I have put them on and tried them.  I got the circles flung across my room, one hitting the ceiling and others almost landed on my vase.  So, it is better to start practicing in place where you do not have vase.  Also, if you are spinning it too hard, you may hurt yourself with bruises on your arm.  So, coordination with controlled movement is important. (more…)

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A Low Carb, Low GI Nutritional Meal to Give You the Energy You Need

posted on July 6th, 2013 ·


This is a guest post by Sam, a personal trainer.

As a personal fitness trainer at a gym in Norwich I see a lot of people come through that love working out but don’t know how to couple this with a healthy diet. Eating salad and poached chicken breasts can get pretty boring after awhile. So I’m going to share with you a healthy recipe that makes me the envy of all the staff at the gym in Norwich when I take this in for lunch, San Choy Bow. It is a healthy low carb meal that is easy to make. It is a great meal to have in your arsenal, with easy to find ingredients that will give you the delicious boost you need to keep the weight off that you’ve lost at the gym. (more…)

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How To Increase Testosterone Naturally?

posted on June 29th, 2013 ·


Both men and women produce testosterone with the difference that women produce about 10 to 15% of the amount men do. Let’s talk about testosterone for men this time. For men, this hormone is important for immune system, muscular strength, bone density, energy levels, sperm development and sexual libido.

Testosterone in our bodies reduce about 1 percent a year starting at the age of 40. Some of the symptoms are obesity, muscle loss, lack of energy and impotence. So, guys, do not take this hormone issue lightly. Learn more about it. Do something while you still can. It is better to raise your hormone levels naturally in your 20s and 30s so that you could maintain higher levels later on.

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Daniel Craig – James Bond With The Best Body

posted on June 22nd, 2013 ·


When Daniel Craig was announced to be the James Bond in 21st Bond movie – Casino Royale, many criticized him for being too short and not good looking enough for the role.

Daniel Craig has to give up smoking before he started his workout. He trained 5 times a week. Each workout lasted only 45 minutes to 3 hours with focus in pull-up and bench pressing on his own weight. He also attended yoga classes. His diet was specially prepared. He was trained under two physiotherapists and a personal trainer, Simon Waterson, who is ex-military PE instructor and has also trained other Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards and Halle Berry. Daniel Craig told his trainer that he wanted to be a Bond who looked like he could kill when he took his shirt off. He finally did it with his huge chest, bulging biceps, and washboard stomach. (more…)

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