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Detox Diets – The 24 Hour Detox Revitalization Diet

Much has been written and said about diets and detox, but here we are going to present a simple 24 detox diet to cleanse your system, make you feel better and revitalise you with energy, its simple and very effective.

This 24 hour detox diet can be used after a period of over-indulgence, or when you awake feeling poorly and will revitalize you quickly.

This detox diet should not to be used everyday.

24 Hour Detox Diet Basics

The basis for this detox diet is 4 glasses of ‘fresh’ pomegranate juice, slow-cooked brown rice, a high-power vegetable salad, and 200 grams of raw almonds.

The combination will give you all the vitamins and minerals you need for your day, clear your body of toxins and oxidants, and give you plenty of energy to face the world. You will also lose a minimum of 600 grams to 1 kilo depending on your height and body weight.

Detoxing to cleanse your body

The pomegranate is a very powerful (the most powerful) anti-oxidant we know of in any food.

It has been shown to reverse and even prevent some cancers and heart disease.

The almonds will supply all the calories, oils, and proteins you need, without feeling hungry.

The salads are for bulk and all the vitamins and minerals that are gained from the eating of salads and vegetables.

The brown rice is also a wonderful antioxidant, and source of many vitamins and minerals that can be readily absorbed by the body.

The rules of this detox diet are simple:

1. No coffee or tea, or any soft drink. The ONLY liquids that are allowed are the 4 glasses of pomegranate juice and much water as you can drink.

2. If you are a smoker, try to stop for the 24 hours, or if you cannot, limit the cigarettes to as few as possible, and try not to inhale, but smoke the cigarette as you would a cigar.

3. Take a hot shower or bath both in the morning and in the evening, scrubbing the skin with a brush, loofa, or special skin cloth that will stimulate good blood circulation. Also going to a sauna is a wonderful idea. Spend as much time there as possible, taking your food with you.

4. Do not cheat; follow the diet plan. Eat ONLY when you are hungry, not by the clock.

5. Exercise by any means (walking may be the best) for at least 45 minutes during the day. This is very important.

Detox diet Morning Meal

One glass of pomegranate juice, with a handful of the raw almonds. Do not overfill your stomach; when you are about 50% satisfied, stop.

Detox diet Mid-morning Snack

One bowl of the brown rice, with some natural soya sauce, and some tofu if you feel you need protein. One glass of water.

Detox diet Lunch

One glass of pomegranate juice and a mixed green salad, as much as you wish. A dressing of virgin olive oil, wine vinegar, and salt may be used.

Detox diet Mid-Day Snack

One glass of pomegranate juice, with a handful of the raw almonds. Do not overfill your stomach; when you are about 50% satisfied, stop.

Detox diet Diner

The last glass of pomegranate juice and a large bowl of brown rice.

No more food should be consumed with this detox diet.

You will have taken over 1200 calories, and a host of wholesome and healthful nutrients with this detox diet if followed exactly.

Moreover, you body will have had 24 hours to rid itself of the toxins absorbed by over-indulgence, or simply daily city life (stress, pollution and processed food products).

During the day When using this detox diet feel fantastic and alert.

We advise to not follow this detox diet more than one day weekly, as it is not effective as a general everyday diet. It is however highly effective as a quick pick me up and cleansing diet.

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Try An Exercise Program On An Elliptical Trainer to Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure Levels

High blood pressure is a heart disorder affecting 24% of the American population. It is estimated that two-thirds will have this disorder as they age. A patient that presents with hypertension will usually be prescribed one or more medications to manage this disease, but these medications can be expensive and may cause other health problems. Aerobic exercise, like the type of workout you can get on an elliptical trainer, can be an effective way to lower blood pressure to normal levels.

Hypertension is defined as resting and systolic/diastolic greater than 140/90. This health problem can cause a number of serious health problems when allowed to stay at high levels over a long period of time. The heart may increase in size, which may cause heart failure. Those with hypertension are at a higher risk of stroke and heart attack because this condition can lead to hardening of the arteries. The kidneys can be adversely affected and may even fail due to the narrowing of the blood vessels inside the kidneys.

So what kind of exercise is effective for normalizing blood pressure? In general, to achieve maximum benefits, you should gradually work up to an aerobic session lasting at least 30 to 45 minutes, at least four to five times a week. Exercising at least every other day will help you keep a regular aerobic exercise schedule. The exercise should be moderately intense, but be careful to gradually build up to this type of exercise routine if you have been inactive for the last few years. Most of the reductions in blood pressure for those with hypertension happen within the first few weeks of starting an aerobic exercise program.

An elliptical trainer is a effective fitness machine if you want to design an exercise program to maintain healthy blood pressure. It is a versatile exercise machine that allows you to tailor an exercise program to your fitness level. You can vary the strides per minute, resistance, and incline to gradually increase the intensity of your routine as your fitness improves. This is a low impact exercise that is easy on the joints, so even those with mild joint pain may be able to use an elliptical trainer to address their high blood pressure without the use of medications.

High blood pressure is a major health condition that affects almost a quarter of the American population. This condition can cause serious health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and kidney failure, which is why doctors are so anxious to prescribe medications to manage this condition. Regular aerobic exercise can be an effective way to lower and keep blood pressure at healthy levels without medications. A new or refurbished elliptical trainer is a versatile fitness machine that will allow the user to design an aerobic exercise routine to fit their individual needs.

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Bodybuilding Exercises – Five Overrated and Five Underrated Moves

When I was young and devouring the words of bodybuilding magazines, I kept reading about how terrific free-weight squats are for building leg size. It was as if doing this bodybuilding exercise would nearly guarantee bigger thighs and not doing it would doom my underpinnings to their then-current resemblance of chicken legs. This was (and is) touted as the Holy Grail of ‘bodybuilding exercises.’ To not do free-weight squats is like saying you don’t really want to get bigger… right?

Well, I did those free-weight squats. I bowed at the altar of and mastered this king of ‘bodybuilding exercises.’ I performed my squats with heavy weight, deep form, and weekly consistency while pushing my body to its limits as a natural bodybuilder. And what did the near-worshipping of this daddy of all ‘bodybuilding exercises’ do for me? Surprisingly, not very much; in fact I’ve fared better without it. I still do squats, but with much better results on a Body Master machine. And as if that’s not anti-dogma enough, some of the ‘bodybuilding exercises that are traditionally labeled as “shaping moves” have brought me some of my best size gains.

With my squatting experience as the backdrop, let’s go over what I’ve observed to be the most overrated bodybuilding exercises in existence. Then I’ll name some that I think are underrated. Keep in mind that this is opinion. I should probably state that up front before getting some reader’s panties in a bunch for breaking these sacred cows.

1. Free Weight Bench Presses

Okay, I can hear the groans of protest already. After all, this is the king of all torso ‘bodybuilding exercises’… right? “If we go heavy on bench presses“… we’re told, “we’ll be using a weight that will build size in all our upper body muscles” Besides, it’s big compound moves like bench presses that release testosterone… blah, blah, blah… on and on.

Many aspirants who are trying to build muscle size don’t have the genetic predisposition to respond positively to traditional free-weight bench presses – plain and simple. In order to build pectoral size, these people need to isolate the muscles with heavy flyes.

In addition, many bodybuilders need to ask themselves this question before repeatedly plopping themselves down on the bench press: “Am I body building or power-lifting?

Don’t worry – done with enough intensity, flye movements will release plenty of testosterone. This should be taken as reassurance to those who think testosterone release during a workout is important. Funny… I always thought it was during recuperation between workouts where it would really matter… huh.

2. Alternating Dumbbell Curls

If someone could please explain the logic behind this bodybuilding exercise, I’ll gladly listen. By alternating between a left hand/right hand curl, the trainee is essentially taking a rest-pause between each respective curl. If this is really of value, the logical extension would be to do it for all muscles: alternating leg presses – alternating triceps dumbbell extensions – alternating dumbbell bench presses – alternating lat pull-downs… etc.

My advice: dump the alternating dumbbell curls and replace them with an exercise that puts more continuous tension on the biceps.

3. Standing Calf Raises

There’s nothing inherently wrong with this exercise in its ability to build calf size. It simply places unnecessary stress on the lower back. This unneeded strain on such a vulnerable area is all the more avoidable considering that donkey calf raises work the same muscles as do standing calf raises but without the lumbar back stress.

Interestingly, I’ve gained more calf size after completely replacing standing calf raises with donkey calf raises.

4. Standing Barbell Curls

Like free weight squats, this is purported to be a kind of cornerstone movement of bodybuilding exercises. However, I’ve made my best biceps size gains after long-ago dumping this exercise in favor of other ones. Standing barbell curls do work the biceps. I’ve just found that they don’t provide the continuous tension on this muscle that makes it respond optimally.

5. Free Weight Squats

Of course, I mentioned this one at the start of the article. Yes… this can be a great movement for building overall strength and balance. If you’re a power-lifter, it’s an absolute must. However, I’ve found that the natural bodybuilder can easily over-train with this exercise and thwart muscle size gains by doing so.

In short, to say that leg presses can’t build muscle size like squats can is ridiculous. If one bodybuilder does squat workouts haphazardly while inadvertently over-training and another bodybuilder does leg presses with stellar attention to the correct muscle breakdown/recuperation ratio – I’ll bet on the leg press bodybuilder to build bigger legs.

Now that I’ve dispensed with what I think are the most overrated bodybuilding exercises, let’s go over some that I’ve found to be underrated. These are often said to be “shaping movements.” Yet I’ve combined them with intensity to acquire some of my best size gains with them.

1. Extended-Arm Pec Deck Flyes

Any machine that has you sitting upright with arms extended while performing flyes for the pecs can allow incredible isolation and continuous tension on these muscles. As unorthodox as this sounds, I’ve built much more pectoral size with the ‘Life Fitness Machine’ pec deck than I’ve ever built with endless sets of bench presses.

2. Supine-Positioned Pulley Biceps Curls

Lying down on the bench of the pulley machine designed for seated rowing is how these are performed. With arms at shoulder width on a straight bar, curling with the biceps will create continuous tension on those muscle. These have helped my biceps get out of a previous growth plateau.

3. Horizontal Leg Presses

Done with intensity and attention to detail, these can put some size on the thighs. What I like best about this among all the ‘pressing’ leg movements is that it’s very easy to use different foot positions on these machines. This makes targeting different areas of the upper legs a lot easier.

4. Seated Pulley Rows (underhand grip)

When it comes to bodybuilding exercises for a thicker back, T-bar rows seem to get most of the attention. Yet T-bar rows lend themselves to excess cheating; piling on “show poundage” and using momentum and other muscles to perform the movement.

Doing seated pulley rows with an underhand grip, less weight, slow control, and a ‘rolling backward’ motion of the shoulders can do wonders for upper back thickness.

5. “Split Reps” for Delts and Arms

I’ve personally smashed through bodybuilding plateaus by “splitting” the full motion of an exercise into as many as three partial repetition exercises with each partial motion considered as its own exercise. For example, if I’m on a seated triceps extension machine, I’ll do sets of the first one-third of the movement, followed by sets of the middle-range motion, followed by sets of the final one-third of the extension. This seems to be especially effective for biceps and triceps movements.

Performing an entire movement as three separate partial-rep-motion bodybuilding exercises takes a bit more time, but it’s been well-worth the investment; my arms have been blowing up like never before.

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Very Tasty Pineapple Diet – Lose 4 Pounds in 2 Days

Very tasty and easy diet without calorie counting or special products with achievable and fast results. Using this pineapple diet you will be able to lose 4 pounds extremely fast without damage to your health. This is a 2 day diet which is recommended to apply no longer than once a week.

Pineapples contain enzymes which intensively struggle with accumulation of fat and improve stomach work.

You should take 4 pounds of pineapples and a litre of pineapple juice without sugar (organic).

Cut pineapples to small peaces and divide it to four portions – breakfast, second breakfast, lunch and dinner. During the day you need to consume one litre of pineapple juice. You are not allowed to drink or to eat anything more.

If such diet seems too hard, it is possible to add it to this diet plan: 100 g of Low-fat cottage cheese, 100 g of chicken meat without skin, a little bit of rye bread. But try for the first time not to add these products so that you can reach good results.

Start today, do not wait till tomorrow and you will reach your goal. Just take the first step to success. If you feel this is too hard for you, find a friend who wants to lose 4 pounds in 2 days and do it together.

The techniques, ideas, and suggestions in this document are not intended as a substitute for proper medical advice. Always consult your physician or health care professional before performing beginning any new diet. Any use of the techniques, ideas, and suggestions in this document is at the reader’s sole discretion and risk.

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Tips on How to Get Rock Hard Abs

Who in the world doesn’t want to have sexy and hot rock hard abs? Have you ever wondered how they do it? Below is a compilation of tips on how to get rock hard abs:

  • Aerobics

Aerobics can burn a lot of carbohydrates as well as unnecessary fats present in your body. It is recommended to have at least one hour of aerobic exercises per day to ensure fat burning. Doing aerobic exercises can also help in building up body stamina and is one of the best ways available on how to get rock hard abs.

  • Abs-specific Exercises

Abs-specific exercises like crunches are a very crucial and significant factor to achieving your abs goal. These exercises strengthen and harden the stomach muscles to form rock hard abs.

  • Reduce carbohydrate intake

To reduce fats in order to obtain rock hard abs also mean reducing carbohydrate intake. Carbohydrates are what we call the fat-forming substances we eat every day. Rice, bread, potatoes and pasta are great example of food choices that are rich in carbohydrates. So in order to lose fat, you must consider taking these things out of your meal plan.

  • Get a lot of rest

After a whole day of work, make sure that you can get enough rest for yourself. Having enough rest makes you feel comfortable and relax the next day. Some studies show that lack of sleep and rest is one of the major causes of overeating. So sleeping right and eating right are the best combination on how to get rock hard abs.

  • Drink lots of water

Metabolism is the process wherein the body converts fats to the energy we need. Water contributes a lot in speeding up metabolism in the body. Other than neutralizing and cleansing the body, it can keep you healthy and full at the same time. You can say that having rock hard abs is difficult especially if you don’t have the motivation and confidence to do so. Each kind of diet, whether weight loss or muscle-toning diet, will always be useless if one can’t restrain him or herself from doing the things which can destroy his or her diet plan. Again, diet plans are dependent on the person’s will and determination.

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4 Rules for Bench Press Safety

The bench press is the “holy grail” of all weight training exercises. When you hear weight lifters or gym rats discussing their workout routine with one another, one of the first things you always hear is them talking about how much they can bench press. How much you can bench press is something that we “gym rats” take great pride in. While it is important to push yourself in order to maximize your abilities – it is more important to take the proper precautions so you don’t end up on the wrong side of a horrific injury.

The bench press injury that USC star running back Stefan Johnson suffered in 2009 was a real eye opener in the fitness community, and made us realize how important proper safety is. Johnson was injured during a routine workout in which he was bench pressing 275 lbs. The bar fell on his throat and caused some very life threatening injuries. Johnson had to have emergency surgery to repair a crushed vocal cord, Adam’s apple and torn muscles. Doctors credited his incredible survival with strong muscles in his upper body and neck which helped to keep open breathing passages.

I imagine I have your attention now! This story is not meant to scare you – it’s meant to show that you need to take the proper precautions because if this can happen to a star college running back at one of the nation’s most touted programs, it can happen to anyone.

1. NEVER lift without a spotter.

Even if you are lifting relatively light weight, it is important to get in the habit of having a spotter present with you bench press. The spotter should place both hands firmly on the bar when you life the weight off, and not release until it is 100% clear that you have control of the bench press bar. Even if you are lifting light weight for your strength level, it is easy to have a hand slip or even a shoulder/elbow give out. The bench press is a very physically daunting exercise, and a lot of things can get injured during the movement. The bench press puts a lot of stress on upper body joints so having a spotter around at all times is absolutely necessary!

Another good rule of thumb is to know your spotter, and try to lift with the same person every time. If you ask a stranger to spot you, you are taking a chance because you don’t know their experience level and they don’t know how much weight you’re accustomed to lifting.

If for one reason or another you are bench pressing by yourself, make sure to do so on a “power rack.” Most gyms have power racks and they contain safety pins that catch the bar if it happens to drop. Make sure to set the safety pin on the power rack so it does not interfere with your repetitions on the way down.


I can’t stress this enough. We all feel like Superman once in a while in the gym and think we can push it farther than we ever have. The majority of all injuries have happened when people are attempting to life more weight than they ever have before. If the most weight you have ever attempted to bench press in 250 lbs., don’t be the fool who attempts to lift 285 lbs. and ends up with a torn pectoral muscle or has the bar violently dropped on your chest. Attempting to lift even 25 lbs. more on the bench press than you have ever done is very physically demanding, and most people underestimate this. If you want to attempt a one rep bench press max, don’t go more than 5 lbs. over your current maximum lift at a time. If you complete the lift going up 5 lbs., then you can try to lift 5 lbs. more – but NEVER without a spotter.

If you are attempting a career high bench press, make sure to let your spotter know. A good spotter should keep his hands on the bar and guide you down to make sure that you are able to stabilize the weight. On the way up, the spotter should keep his hands on the bar without helping – unless you need the help. This can prevent a lot of injuries, and if the bar comes crashing down on your chest because its too heavy, the spotter will already be in perfect position and can help prevent a bad injury.

3. Always wear workout gloves.

Some of the bars become very slick when they are worn, and if your hands start to sweat they can become very slippery. A good pair of workout gloves will give you an iron grip on the bar, plus a nice psychological boost to to lift more weight as well. When you are attempting to lift heavy weight on the bench press, a good pair of workout gloves is key. Wearing gloves is a great preventative measure to take, and should eliminate any kind of hand slippage on the bar.

4. Make sure you’ve stretched.

Take the time to get your entire upper body loose before jumping on the bench. You should stretch out your shoulders, back, chest and legs, as all of these muscle groups are involved in the movement. Many injuries can be avoided by understanding and practicing this often overlooked step.

Before your next session, remember to review all 4 of these rules to help prevent any accidents or injuries. The bench press is meant to be a fun fitness challenge, just make sure to do it safely!

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Sperm Taste – 10 Simple Tips For Better Tasting Semen

Sperm taste is affected by what you eat, as are all secretions from the body.

It is a fact that your sperms taste can be improved and making your semen taste better, can be done with a few simple diet changes.

Diet has A major influence on sperm taste as it’s a secretion from the body like any other.

Just as your sweat can smell strongly after eating a heavily spiced meal your sperm will also reflect the spices in its taste.

The make up of sperm

Semen is made up of ninety percent (90%) seminal fluids including fructose (sugar) protein, and various trace minerals and nutrients.

The PH of semen is 7 and scientifically neutral, yet it tastes slightly acidic. Let’s take a look at the actual ingredients of semen.

A man’s ejaculate is actually only 1% sperm.

The rest is composed of various proteins, vitamins, sugars, salts, cholesterol, and water. All the extras are what protect, feeds, fuels the sperm in its journey.

As you can see in terms of semen’s composition, it’s fairly obvious that what you eat will make it taste better or worse!

Getting a sweeter taste

With sperm taste, the aim is to make it taste sweeter.

All men have a semen taste that is exclusive to them, but the major complaint on sperm taste is normally always the same:

It tastes bitter or salty; let’s look at how to make semen taste sweeter

10 Tips for better semen taste

Here then are 10 simple do’s and don’ts to improve the taste of your sperm and make your semen taste better and sweeter:

1. Cut out alcohol, caffeine, recreational drugs and nicotine- they’re all pollutants.

2. Drink lots of water 1 – 2 liters a day to flush out body toxins.

3. Fruit get plenty each day and sweeten your sperm taste

Pineapple, papaya cranberry, melons, mangos, apples grapes are all good choices. These fruits are high in natural sugars and offset the bitter taste.

4. Eat plenty of vegetables which are generally good for improving sperm taste.

5. While it is true vegetarians generally have better tasting sperm there are vegetables to avoid:

Any vegetables from the cabbage family big offenders also include Cauliflower, broccoli, or asparagus:

5. Cut red meat consumption this is one pf the main offenders when it comes to making sperm taste salty. Dairy produce such as milk and cheese also make sperm taste salty.

Make sure when you eat protein you get good quality lean protein such as chicken and turkey.

Fish is claimed by some to be an offender in terms of taste, but this seems to vary between individuals. Try it and see the affects before cutting it out, fish is a major part of a healthy diet, so don’t cut it out!

6. Avoid heavy spices such as Garlic and onions, they’re big offenders when it comes to sperm taste, as they have a high sulfur content.

7. Do not buy products that claim to make your semen taste better there is no evidence that they work.

Your semen can be made to taste better by overall changes in diet and lifestyle, it’s a complex formula and a good healthy diet has the biggest affect.

8. Parsley, wheatgrass, and celery are particularly recommended for sweeter semen taste, because of their high chlorophyll content.

9. Cinnamon, cardamom, peppermint and lemon are particularly recommended for making semen taste sweeter.

10. Avoid junk food, they’re loaded with chemicals and preservatives that pollute your body and your semen’s taste.

Try and eat food “from the earth” i.e. as naturally as possible. Also consider taking a zinc and selenium supplement, both are needed for healthy sperm and can make the taste better.

Finally, strong smelling semen may indicate an infection, so if your semen taste doesn’t change when you change your diet, you should consider a visit to the doctor.

Your aim with your diet is to eat one that helps your overall health and the above recommendations will not only make your semen taste better you will also feel fitter and healthier as well.

Keep in mind that you can eat some of the foods we don’t recommend for sperm taste.

You can enjoy red meat and the occasional spiced curry just keep in mind the following when considering sperm taste:

What you put into your body takes between 12 and 24 hours to secrete out and you should simply keep this in mind before eating and deciding whether you want a better sperm taste on that particular day or not!

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Getting an Enlarged Butt the Way You Want It – Naturally or Cosmetically

For years now, women have been striving for thin, thin, thin. Suddenly, big butts are in. With A-listers like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez showing off their booty-licious curves, every woman is now looking for ways to get a bigger butt – or at least enhance the one she’s got.

As happens with any new craze, there are plenty of unscrupulous companies out there hoping to make a buck off unsuspecting folks. If you start searching online for “butt enhancement”, you’ll run across everything from creams and pills to exercises, diets, and plastic surgery.

Before you take any extreme measures in your quest for the perfectly rounded hiney, read on and see what we’ve uncovered. We’ll discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to butt enhancement. Hopefully, it’ll take some of the guesswork out of it for you, and you’ll be able to make a well-informed decision.

What Works

  • Butt Enhancing Exercises

    If you want a fail-safe way to a bigger, rounder butt, exercise is definitely the way to go. It’s free, it’s healthy, there are no negative side effects – and it works! There are loads of bigger buttocks exercises that will add muscle to your behind, not only increasing its size, but rounding and shaping it as well. Squats, leg lifts, lunges, and other similar exercises have proven extremely effective for many women.

    Now, exercise is no magic bullet – but really, is there such a thing? Butt size and shape depend a whole lot on your particular genetic makeup. That means that if you’re extremely thin, you’re unlikely to ever have a butt like J-Lo or Kim K. With a little hard work and persistence though, you can pretty quickly add size and shape to that derriere of yours.

  • Surgery Option 1 – Fat Transfer

    If you want immediate results, the only relatively safe and effective route is plastic surgery. There are two types of butt enhancing surgery. The first is autologous fat transfer – also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift.

    In this procedure, a plastic surgeon will extract fat from other parts of your body (often the stomach, thighs and back). The fat will be processed and then transferred directly to the buttocks. Many women like this procedure as it not only adds size and shape to the butt, but it slims down the body shape in other areas as well. This technique only requires minute incisions, therefore scarring is insignificant.

  • Surgery Option 2 – Butt Implants

    When a woman is too thin, or she doesn’t have sufficient fat or skin to work with, fat transfer may not be a workable option. When fat is transferred, as much as 50 percent of that fat will melt away within the first year. Because of that, many women simply aren’t good candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift. The second option, therefore, is silicone butt implants.

    Butt implants are a safe, long-term solution for butt enhancement, as the implants are made of semi-solid silicone rubber that won’t rupture or leak. The implants are inserted through a small incision near the tailbone (generally hidden in the crevice between the butt cheeks), and placed under or within the gluteus maximus muscle. By placing the implants within or beneath the muscle, they are less visible and are unlikely to shift over time.

    One thing to consider about butt implants: these silicone implants can only be inserted in the upper buttocks. Inserting implants into the bottom portion of the buttocks can cause nerve damage. Consequently, additional fat injections are often required to achieve the full, rounded shape you’re after.

What Doesn’t Work

  • Creams

    That’s right, I said creams. They do NOT work! I know what you’re thinking-how can I say that creams don’t work when I have a website devoted to butt enhancement creams? Read on.

    There are several butt enhancing creams on the market, and many of them make miraculous claims. The advertising shtick suggests that simply rubbing a cream on your butt each day–in a circular motion–will not only give you a round, shapely butt, but it also promises less cellulite, sagging and stretch marks in the bargain.

    As nice as that would be, not all manufacturers of butt enhancement cream are honest, and some of their claims are simply untrue. Rubbing a cream on your stomach won’t make it smaller, and rubbing cream on your breasts or butt won’t make them any bigger.

    A quality butt enlargement cream will come bundled with a complimentary workout routine. If you stick to the program, you may see some fantastic results. But if you’re one of many women who are looking for the aforementioned “magic bullet,” then you’re in for disappointment.

    Quite unsurprisingly so, if you look at reviews for many of these products, you’ll find women actively touting the miracle-like benefits. Unfortunately, these women are usually the ones hawking the product or getting commissions off the sales. So don’t be fooled – butt enhancing creams without exercise will not give you a larger butt.

  • Pills

    It almost seems silly to discuss butt enhancement pills. Unfortunately, however, pills – like creams – are widely marketed and promise a bigger, rounder, sexier butt. Really though, just as a pill won’t cure baldness or make you lose weight, a pill won’t make your butt bigger either.

    Interestingly enough, Kim Kardashian (who has marketed just about everything) refused to market butt enhancing pills, saying “I would never endorse a product like that.” I think that says a lot about the validity of these pills.

  • PMMA/Hydrogel Injections

    While butt enhancing creams and pills in their own right are just kind of goofy, this last option is downright dangerous. Many women have flocked to Mexico, Columbia and other South American countries for these low-cost injections. The reason being, PMMA or Hydrogel injections are illegal in the United States – and for good reason.

    These injections are extremely unsafe and generally result in serious complications. PMMA and Hydrogel injections have been known to cause serious infections, chronic pain, lumps, granulomas, and pulmonary emboli. In some cases – such as in the case of a 38-year-old Miss Argentina – these injections can even result in death. Even if the consequences aren’t that serious, many women end up with serious discoloration and disfigurement.

    Unfortunately, the price tag is the real draw here. Rather than pay tens of thousands of dollars in the United States, women can go abroad and get this butt enhancement done for as little as $300. Listen up though, ladies: as great as the price seems, it’s not worth risking your health. Avoid PMMA and Hydrogel injections like the plague.

So what’s a Girl to Do?

Stick to the tried and proven methods we discussed above. Build and lift your butt naturally with diet and exercise. Consider using a butt enlargement cream as an adjunct, but don’t rub it on and expect results without exercise. And if you opt for surgery, find a reputable doctor who is certified as a plastic surgeon and can provide strong testimonials. Remember, beauty is fleeting, and never worth risking your health for.

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Big Pecs – How to Build Chest Muscles

Aside from big arms, there’s no desire among aspiring underweight muscle building enthusiasts that quite outdoes the longing for a big, well-developed chest. And why not; big pectorals command respect. They’re somehow primitively associated with courage and assertiveness. When you have pectoral muscles that only slightly protrude beyond your abdominal section, you’re considered to be “in shape”. What’s more, in a world of male competitiveness where one’s height seems to unfairly monopolize the aura of dominating physical stature, powerful pectorals can be a great equalizer. They tell the world that regardless of the level your genetics had you lengthened, you’re packaged physical prowess by choice. You exude strength and athleticism with well developed pectorals.

So what’s the best method for developing a big chest? Well, that shouldn’t be our only question. For if the pectorals aren’t built in a balanced manner, excessive size can contribute to a feminizing effect on the male torso. Does anyone really want to develop “man boobs”? I didn’t think so. Therefore, it’s imperative that we make our pecs just a little bit top-heavy (upper pecs that protrude slightly more than the middle pecs) in our bid to increase chest size. An emphasis on making sure we are successful with incline exercises will ensure good upper pectoral development.

Notice I didn’t recommend doing “a lot of incline exercises”. Instead, I mentioned making sure you’re ‘successful’ with your incline movements (this goes for all bodybuilding exercises). Although this might sound like a subtle play on words, it’s really a vital issue for your muscle building progress. Overtraining is probably the biggest setback most natural bodybuilding enthusiasts unwittingly engage. Thus, you might need to add more incline bench movements to build bigger upper pecs, or you might need to lay off of those movements. It really depends on what you’re currently doing. Just keep in mind that many times our enthusiasm to make progress on a particular body part leads us to inadvertently overwork that area – resulting in the exact opposite of our desired effect.

As a lifetime natural bodybuilder, nothing has done more for my pectoral development than taking emphasis off ‘pressing movements’ and putting it on ‘flye movements’. The widespread notion that you “have to bench press” and “bench press heavy” has only been outdone in holding back pectoral growth by the practice of over training. Combine the two with the typical plights of the natural bodybuilder and you have a scenario in which pectoral growth is almost nonexistent for too many gym-goers. If heavy bench pressing were the key to a great chest, we’d see power-lifters epitomizing pectoral development. As it turns out, some of them have big pecs and some seem to have nearly none – despite the fact they can bench press heavy.

What if you could do heavy flyes? What if you could get on an incline bench and strictly move seventy-five pound dumbbells from the top of the movement – slowly down to having your arms outstretched and the weights parallel with your head (elbows only slightly bent) – and back up to the top position without any arm movement? If you can’t do that for six to eight repetitions now, but you can do it a few months from now, I’d bet on your pectoral muscles being significantly larger after those few months. Making strict and heavy flye movements into the cornerstone of your chest routine can work wonders for the growth of those muscles.

Besides changing bench pressing movements to a secondary position and flyes to the primary one, I’ve also accelerated my pectoral gains by splitting my first flye movement into two partial rep exercises. So when I get to the gym to start my chest routine, I head straight to one of those pec/flye machines in which you hold the handles with your arms extended (only a slight bend in the elbows). These are the kind of pec dec machines that are also used for rear deltoid exercises. I adjust the seat on the machine so that a flye movement done on the apparatus will hit squarely in the middle of my pecs.

I then proceed to do two different exercises with this machine; one for my outer pecs and one for the inner. For outer pectorals, I move my arms from the fully outward position to about halfway through the range of a full flye. I do about five to eight sets like this. For inner pecs, I go from about the twenty degrees angle (where I ended my rep for the outer pec movement) to the point where the handles make contact with each other in front of me. I do those for another five to eight sets. When I’m done with these two partial rep exercises, my entire chest is worked and pumped to the max.

It’s important to know that working the middle chest muscles actually brings the upper and lower pectorals into play. However, isolating the upper chest with incline movements does not bring the middle or lower chest muscles into play. The same goes for isolating the lower chest with declines; it only works the lower pectorals. Therefore, the most efficient way to begin a chest routine is with an exercise that hits the middle chest. My suggestion is that when you begin your pec workout with the above-mentioned exercise, be sure to adjust the seat so that you’re hitting the very center of your chest.

Only when I’ve sufficiently pre-exhausted my pectorals with the strict performance of these partial-rep flyes do I go on to isolate the upper and lower pecs respectively with three more exercises. These include incline dumbbell flyes, Hammer Strength presses, and a decline angled pec deck. I do two exercises for upper pecs in an attempt to slightly over-develop them for better balance; the dumbbell flyes and the pressing movement with the Hammer Strength machine. Presses are incredibly more effective for pectoral growth when the pecs have been pre-exhausted with flyes.

If you’ve been having trouble with pectoral growth, I highly recommend you switch to making flye exercises the foundation of your routine. In addition, split that first exercise of pec deck flyes into two half-rep movements. This will create maximum stress on both the inner and outer pecs – working wonders on both the size and shape of the muscles.

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LPR Diet Plan

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux is a complicated type of acid reflux disease. It is a condition wherein the upper esophageal sphincter malfunctions and the acid back flows to the esophagus and enters into the throat and voice box. When this happens extreme pain is felt by the person. One unique characteristic of lpr reflux is that not all people do experience heartburn as with gerd or gastroesophageal disease. Acid has to stay long enough in the esophagus before heartburn is felt. The larynx is more sensitive than the esophagus so any acid that enters causes a very excruciating pain for the sufferer.

Symptoms of Laryngopharyngeal reflux include throat clearing, throat irritation, chronic cough, excessive phlegm in the throat, difficulty swallowing and hoarseness of voice. Lpr reflux disease treatment is the same with gerd. It includes medications to reduce gastric acidity, lifestyle changes and most importantly diet modification. Fiber rich foods are a good diet for lpr reflux which includes spinach, sweet corn, bran cereal, red cabbage, beans, green peas, carrots, potato and fruits (apples, bananas and oranges).

High fiber diet is very important for a good digestive system. It prevents indigestion problems and discomforts in the stomach. Most of all, it aids in proper digestion and it aids in regular bowel movement so you won’t have to worry about being constipated. With less fiber intake, a person may easily get tired in doing any activities, concentration is poor. Thus, less productivity and irritability results. One reason why many people easily get fat is because of less fiber intake.

Fiber has two types – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber forms a glue like gel in the intestinal tract. This gel softens stools and improves your digestion. Bottom line is, when proper digestion is achieved through the help of high fiber foods excess acids in the stomach is reduced. In tandem with high fiber foods, a person with lpr reflux should avoid eating high fatty foods. Highly acidic foods are also unfavorable for lpr reflux disease because it triggers excessive amounts of acid. Carbonated beverages and alcohol should also be avoided.

What you can do to avoid or alleviate acid reflux are:

Avoid eating large meals

Avoid late night eating

Never lie supine or bend down after eating

Do not wear tight clothes around the area of the abdomen and stomach.

Trim down abdominal fats by exercising regularly with abdominal exercises.

Give up smoking because nicotine weakens the lower esophageal sphincter.

Finally, people are different and it is important to note that there are foods that some people can tolerate and some people don’t. Know what foods causes allergy and avoid eating them. It is important to eat the right kind of foods at the right time. Never delay eating meals, as this may further trigger acidity that causes lpr reflux.

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