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Chiseled Body Builders Use Hydroxycut to Lose Fat and Gain Muscle

This weight loss supplement speeds the metabolism and also helps decrease appetite. Made by Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., Hydroxycut helps body builders lose weight 4.5 times faster than just diet and exercise alone.

Body builders use Hydroxycut as a natural way to kick off their weight loss which gives their metabolism a much needed boost. By combining this diet supplement along with a healthy diet and dedicated fitness program, body builders are seeing dramatic results.

Body builders are experiencing the following results due to Hydroxycut: loss of fat and weight; increase in energy (stronger workouts), regulates blood sugar levels; decreases appetite; and increases metabolism.

Body Builders Combine Weight Loss Supplements with Training Goals

Hydroxycut is comprised of herbal ingredients that help weight lifters build muscle in a natural, safe way. Its key ingredients include Hydroxagen (Hydroxycut’s unique weight loss formula): Garcinia cambogia extract, Gymnema sylvestre extract, and chromium polynicotinate. It also combines HydroxyTea (which is made up of green, oolong and white tea extracts).

These combined ingredients help to reduce fat and build muscle tone which are crucial for body builders who need to increase muscle bulk. Some of the enzymes found in Hydroxycut slow down appetite and cravings.

There are three different formulas including: Hydroxycut, Hydroxycut 24 and Caffeine-Free Hydroxycut. Hydroxycut also makes Instant Drink Packets (doesn’t contain sugar) which helps increase energy, and Instant Energy Weight-Loss Shot which helps increase metabolism.

When combined with a body building workout and healthy eating, metabolism can be increased and weight loss occurs at a faster rate for body builders. A faster metabolism also helps to build muscle which is beneficial for professional body builders.

Hydroxycut is Sold Worldwide and Supported by Health/Fitness Professionals

This weight loss supplement was created and endorsed by doctors including Jon Marshall, DO, and Marvin Heuer. It’s America’s number-one selling weight loss supplement and is being sold to over 70 countries across the world.

Fitness trainers, especially those who train body builders, are also reporting that Hydroxycut is a safe, alternative for weight loss and is one of the better weight loss supplements sold on the market.

Hydroxycut is sold in major health food stores like GNC and drugstores such as Walgreen’s and Wal-mart. It can also be found on TV advertising. Body builders can afford its reasonable prices and reap quick results–losing fat and building muscle a lot faster than just diet and exercise alone.

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Yoga and Gratitude

Gratitude is something we often forget about on a day to day basis. Sure, we try to maintain it, appreciating that we have things that we want, like good jobs, and grateful that we don’t have things that we don’t want, like bird flu. But, no matter how hard we try to have it, in every day life it’s easy to lose; gratitude often falls through the cracks like the ease of car keys becoming lost in the cushions of a couch.

Gratitude is a virtue or law that manifests gratefulness, appreciation, and thankfulness. It is thought of as the first law of attraction, the springboard from which a pathway towards moment to moment self awareness gains momentum. It is what allows us, as human beings, to grow.

When it comes to yoga, some may assume that gratitude means tipping your instructor at the end of class. However, gratitude and yoga actually go hand in hand, with each affecting the other. This actually makes a lot of sense, considering both gratitude and yoga are strong advocates of self awareness and mindfulness – they on are the same team, coaching each of us on how to ease into the flow of life, rather than bumping up against life and losing sight of what we are thankful for.

Yoga promotes a person’s emotional and physical well being. And, as studies have shown, so does gratitude. It’s as if both are vitamins for the soul. Yoga and gratitude both improve a person’s ability to handle stress (which directly impacts physical health) and improve the way a person interacts with others. Both also rid the body of negative emotions, replacing them with positive ones. When this happens, good health generates itself.

Many people likely find gratitude in exercise at the end of a workout, grateful that their arduous routine is over and they feel refreshed. But, yoga isn’t merely about working out, and it’s not just about exercise.

Yoga and gratitude are on the same wave length, as if cast from the shell of positive thinking. Gratitude, because it’s a way of looking at things, and yoga, because it teaches people to embrace the present moment, are naturally able to enhance each other. Gratitude is a way of deeply appreciating the full spectrum of life – the good and the bad, the joy and the suffering. Yoga provides a mindful practice to invite one to respond to the full spectrum of life from the highest place with in oneself. Gratitude teaches people to gain peace of mind. So does yoga. Because both gratitude and yoga feed off of each other, practicing the two together will enhance the benefits of each one. Yoga is a practice that opens the gateway into the wellspring of gratitude that resides within you.

But gratitude isn’t limited to yoga, of course. Being grateful in all aspects of life is essential to a person’s well being. Appreciating your family, your friends, your job, and anything else conducive to happiness facilitates your physical and emotional health.

But, just like other things that are important to health – exercising, eating right, getting adequate sleep – the concept of gratitude can be one that is hard to make adhere. Like mentioned before, gratitude can be easy to lose in the couch cushions of life. But, there are a few tricks of the trade aimed at helping gratitude flourish.

Setting aside a few moments a day, perhaps five or ten minutes, to just reflect on what it is you appreciate today can be helpful. Another thing that can be helpful is getting a small notebook and writing down three or five small things that you are grateful for, like the sunshine, the time to reflect, clean clothes, and a warm cup of tea. Writing is a great tool for self reflection, writing down thoughts of what are you thankful for helps you cultivate gratitude. So much of our health and overall well being is determined by the way we think, programming our brains will program our lives.

Many of us still remember, as children, roaming the halls of our elementary school and walking underneath a sign that read, “Attitude is Everything.” Rolling our eyes at it in childhood angst, we probably didn’t buy this concept. But, as adults, we’ve come to realize that it turns out to be true. Remember, “For Everything, Give Thanks.”

TWISTED is a medical yoga studio at the Center for Osteopathic Medicine in Boulder, Colorado. Twisted integrates osteopathic medicine, hatha yoga and mindfulness practices to teach optimal balance between physical, mental, and emotional health. It aims to educate and help people to live a healthy life from the inside out. Rehabilitation programs offer a comprehensive treatment regime for the whole being, empowering each person one breath at a time to stimulate the body’s natural healing potential.

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Female Body Types Explained: How to Go From Endomorph to Hourglass

Endomorph women are usually short with soft, round bodies. Blessed with thick arms and strong legs, endomorphs take to leg exercises like the squat naturally. Endomorph women who want to get an hourglass figure find their bodies difficult to enhance and maintain because they gain fat very easily.

Achieving an hourglass body is a matter of increasing metabolic rate. As the human body’s appearance is approximately 30% exercise and 70% diet, endomorph women must adhere to strict nutritional habits to control their weight. Every calorie must be carefully scrutinized to ensure it’s dense in nutrients that support their desire to maintain a banging body.

“From a metabolic perspective, the endomorph body type sometimes has varying degrees of carbohydrate sensitivity and insulin resistance,” says fitness expert Tom Venuto. “If someone is metabolically carbohydrate intolerant due to a genetic tendency, then high carbohydrate diets are not the preferred choice for fat loss goals as they stimulate excess secretion of insulin and glucose will be partitioned into the fat cells.”

To shed unnecessary weight, as an endomorph you must immediately cut processed and refined carbs from your diet – especially white sugars and flours. A baseline example of a moderate diet for your body type is 40 percent protein, 30 percent carbs, 30 percent fat. High protein intake is vital to an endomorph’s nutrition, so eating plans like the Primal Blueprint serve as ideal potential eating plans for endomorphs.

Nutritional compliance is key for endomorphs that want to get a small waist. While other body types can stray from their diets 20 percent of the time, expect to stick to your diet 90 percent of the time in order to achieve – and maintain – results.

What about fitness? How should an endomorph beauty train her body for results? Endomorph women with hourglass figures tend to find it easy to put on weight. Unfortunately, most of this weight is fat that has to be controlled through weight training and cardio exercise. Weight training with products such as kettlebells will supply a 2 in 1 cardio and exercise workout that not only burns calories during exercise (up to 1200 calories per hour), but transforms your body into a fat-burning furnace throughout the day. Another upside of kettlebells is that certain exercises with them, like swings and deadlifts, can help you build a bigger, perkier butt.

Getting an hourglass figure as an endomorph may feel impossible, however out of all the body types, you’ve probably got the strongest chance of getting and maintaining your Coke bottle once you achieve it. Many endomorphs have natural hourglass potential, and despite the stricter exercise and diet requirements, getting a smaller waist comes effortlessly once you maintain your lifestyle habits.

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Doctor, Why Can’t I Loose Weight and by the Way Why Do I Feel Sick?

 Doctor, Why Can’t I Loose Weight and by the Way Why Do I Feel Sick?

This the number one question heard in my office and in physicians’ offices throughout America. There is a strong relationship between weight gain, difficulty in losing weight and feeling sick. Candida Albicans, an opportunistic fungus, is often the link between weight gain, feeling ill and the difficulties people have with losing weight. Focusing on removing Candida Albicans from the body rewards the dieter with a feeling of well being and weight loss that is steady, sustainable and healthy.

Americans are embracing the low carbohydrate diet for its ability to reduce their waist size and weight even when other diets have failed. The more important benefits of a low carbohydrate diet are usually lost in our obsession with weight. Low Carbohydrate diets have been used by nutritionists and holistic physicians for decades to control Candida Albicans. The weight loss and feeling of well being that accompanies a low carbohydrate diet is mostly associated with controlling this serious, but often over looked health condition.

I often see patients in my office who want to lose weight and have tried every diet and pill on the market with little success. During their history they often reveal a list of symptoms and complaints that they feel have no relationship to their weight problem. These patients do not realize that their weight problem and their other complaints are symptomatic of a more serious health condition known as systemic Candida Albicans. By concentrating on treating the underlying Candida Albicans my patients are able to loose weight and improve their overall health.

Betty F. . . was consulting with me for continued weight gain. She was finding it difficult to stick to a diet and exercise, partly since she saw such limited results. During her consult she admitted to gas, indigestion and fatigue. Her history included birth control pills, antibiotic use and several yeast infections. Her treatment plan included a low carbohydrate diet, nutritional supplements, and anti fungal herbals. She returned is 4 weeks, she had been able to stick to the diet with much greater ease, she felt more energetic and had no more gas. She was even happier that she had been able to loose 9 lbs. She reached her goal of a total weight loss of 22 lbs over the course of 3 months and has been able to keep it off. She now sticks to a sound diet and only takes a multi nutrient with herbals.

Candida Albicans is opportunistic yeast that often over whelms the body after antibiotic, may be passed from person to person with the exchange of body fluids, and from direct contact. It may be found in the reproductive tract, the mouth, the GI tract and in the blood. There are several common signs of Candida Albicans including vaginal yeast infections, thrush, jock itch and athlete’s foot. Candida Albicans has been linked to a number of health conditions including; asthma, depression, dizziness, fatigue, headaches, hypoglycemia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), learning disabilities, menstrual problems, Migraines, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome (MCSS), Prostatitis, sinus problems, and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).

One of the major secondary problems associated with Candida Albicans is weight gain. A number of the problems associated with losing weight and staying with a diet are doing to Candida Albicans. A person with systemic Candida Albicans will often crave sugar and simple carbohydrates because this is the main source of nutrients for yeast. Mood swings and depression are often associated with the rapid change in blood sugar levels caused by the yeast. Patients often complain of gas and bloating caused by the fermentation of foods in their intestines by the yeast which naturally release gas, just like in Champaign and beer. The fermentation of foods in the intestine may also lead to alcohol production that is absorbed through the gut and may lead to symptoms of confusion, altered behavior, and difficulty concentrating. Determining whether you have a Candida Albicans can make a big difference on how easy you will be able to lose weight and keep your weight loss off.

Questions to determine if you may have Candida Albicans: 

1. Have you used antibiotics in the last 2 years?

2. Do you have gas or bloating?

3. Do you have sugar cravings?

4. Do you have low blood sugar?

5. Do you have history of yeast infections, vaginal, oral, athletes foot, or jock itch?

6. Does your partner have a history of yeast infections, vaginal, oral, athletes foot, or jock itch?

7. Are you sensitive to smells?

8. Are you sensitive to alcohol?

9. Do you suffer from symptoms that your doctor cannot explain like; headaches, migraines, depression, diarrhea, dizziness, IBS, menstrual or sinus problems?

10. Do you feel fatigued all the time?

11. Do you have a hard time concentrating?

12. Do you just not feel right?

Candia Albicans can be diagnosed by a blood analysis by your physician, though many traditional physicians do not regularly order this test. A major problem with treating Candida Albicans is the low regard most physicians place on controlling it spread. A recent study showed that 27% of nurses and 33% of doctors have Candida Albicans on their hands in a hospital. You can get a reasonable idea if you have problems with Candida Albicans by answering the questions in the box above. A yes answers to 6 or more questions above, associated with any of the signs or symptoms listed above, is a good indicator that you may have a Candida Albicans problem. Dr. Mark Leder, a chiropractor and nutritionist in NYC, states ” I have treated thousands of women for weight loss and I find that over 75% of them are suffering from Candida Albicans. I tell them, you want to loose weight,? You want to be healthy? Deal with the Candida problem and everything else will follow.” A low carbohydrate diet is the first step to dealing with Candida Albicans, but an herbal anti fungal is just as important.

When Candida Albicans presents itself as a vaginal yeast infection or athletes foot will often be treated with medication. Medications may be oral or topical and can be in prescription or over the counter strength. The problems with medications is that they are often short term and or do not get to the root of the problem. To properly reduce the amount of Candida Albicans in the body a low carbohydrate diet is the first step. Nutritional and herbal supplements are also key components. Regular intake of natural anti fungal supplements gives the body a chance to gentle and slowly reduce the amount of Candida Albicans in the body. There are a number of natural anti fungal herbals and products available on the market, but quality and effectiveness vary greatly. One of the best products available, through physicians offices only, is called RxBotanicals Diet Enhancer which contains powerful anti fungal and natural herbal relaxants. The combination of anti fungal and natural herbal relaxants found in RxBotanicals Diet Enhancer gentle lowers the amount of Candida Albicans in the body while making the dieting experience easier and more successful.

America will continue to focus on the weight loss associated with low carbohydrate diets. Nutritionists and physicians will continue to embrace the multitude of health benefits associated with a low carbohydrate diets with herbal remedies and its relationship to reducing Candida Albicans in the body.

Questions or comments can be addressed to Dr. Steven Zodkoy at 732-308-0099 or

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Hockey Workouts For 12-14 Year Old Players – Off-Ice Training to Help Young Teens Dominate the Ice

Hockey workouts should be something every young teen player looking to make an impact on the ice should be doing, yet very few ever do. Generally speaking, only the kids playing at the very top elite levels will focus on physical training, and even then it’s not as common as it should be. The fact is though, no matter what level a young player is playing at, hockey specific physical training will help them meet their full potential and reach their goals on the ice. Here are some tips to consider for any young teen looking to start an off-ice training program.

Understand the unique needs of young teens:

Young teens bodies aren’t yet quite as developed as the bodies of older teens and adult players. By the time a player is 15 or 16 years old, their bodies are developed enough to do the same workouts as an adult player would. However, prior to that, doing an adult workout can actually hinder their progress and comes with a high risk of injury. The key is to get the young player on a workout program that is specifically tailored to their age group. This offers all the benefits of physical training, with complete safety.

Make sure the workouts are enjoyable for the teen:

Young teens don’t generally have the discipline to stick to a workout routine they don’t find enjoyable simply because they know it will get them results on the ice. Forcing them might also result in burnout or loss of interest, which can kill the love of the game. The key is to make the workouts simple and enjoyable so that the young player doesn’t dread their off-ice training. A great way to do this is to have the player workout along with one or more teammates. This way, their workout is a social experience and they won’t get bored, while also getting all the on-ice benefits that the workouts provide.

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The Negative Effects Of Eating Unhealthy Food For Kids

The most common problem among kids today is poor nutrition when it comes to food intake. Since we are now in a modern economy, foods are now processed with preservatives. Manufacturers do this to prolong the life of their products. Processed foods are high in sugar, fat and salt that often gives illnesses or certain diseases. The most common negative effects of eating unhealthy lunch among kids nowadays are obesity, liver diseases, diabetes, poor school performance, and heart problems.

Poor Performance In School

Most of the time, when a kid does not get all of the nutrients he need, he often show a slow performance in school. They have poor progress when it comes to examination, and they also get tired on school activities. Those who do not eat a balanced diet often lack focus and concentration. A nutritious meal is the best thing to consider if we want the kids to have a healthy mind and body.

Heart Diseases

Food that is high in sodium can lead to stroke, high-blood pressure and certain heart diseases. Many schools today prepare lunch foods like packed food mixes, ketchup, potato chips, canned foods, pizza meat, hot dogs, some tortilla, French fries, salad dressings, flavored rice, white bread, processed cheese, ham, luncheon meats, and other food that has preservatives.


Unhealthy food among kids also causes obesity. Processed foods are high in saturated fats and sugar. Some of the food that is high in fat includes French fries, fried chicken, processed cheese, hot dogs and pizza. Parents need to prepare packed lunch that is high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Since almost every one nowadays are extremely busy on their schedules, one can also order healthy plates from a lunch delivery restaurant just like Ogden lunch delivery.

Liver Disease

When we eat foods that are often processed, the body produces more insulin and it causes an elevated risk of having a fatty liver. The fat can be stored in the veins and the liver.


Corn syrup and fructose found in processed food can lead to diabetes. Many children today loves to eat sweet and processed ham or hotdogs.

Lack of Nutrients

Instead of giving the kids some processed foods for their lunch, require them to eat fruits, vegetables, fish, and plain rice. In addition, to their balanced diet, we need to make sure that they get a daily dose of vitamins and minerals from rich and healthy food.

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Exercises to Help Reduce Candida Infections

Can exercising reduce yeast infections and cure them naturally? Yes! If you want to significantly impact your body’s ability to fend off excess candida, exercise is one of the best things you can do for yeast infection fighting as well as your overall health and wellness.

While we all need a little bit of yeast bacteria in our bodies to help with digestion and bacteria, candida that replicate beyond optimal levels create havoc in our bodies and many negative side effects ensue.

Fighting recurring candida infections involves many lifestyle changes including diet and exercise as well as the need for specific supplements in some cases. By exercising on a regular basis, you can make a big difference and it can happen in just five minutes a day. Here are some exercises you can do to help your body’s ability to fight off candida albicans from multiplying at an unhealthy level, which is what causes yeast infections or Candidiaisis.

Sweating and Candida

Sweating is a great way to rid your body of toxins so exercising with a lot of clothing on is important. Don’t forget to stay well hydrated and eat a balanced diet when you exercise and when undertaking a new exercise regimen it is important to have it cleared by your doctor, particularly if you have any other health problems.

Weight loss and a healthy diet are also helpful for fighting yeast infections. Those with a sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary habits create a haven for yeast that multiplies fastest in a toxic, sedentary environment.

Aerobics to fight Albicans Yeast

Aerobics gets the heart pumping and helps oxygenate the body. Oxygen increases the pH level of your body and if your pH level is in the ideal zone, candida albicans can’t thrive.

Rebounding and Candida

Rebounding is a cellular exercise that involves jumping on a mini trampoline and doing various exercises. Rebounding and candida fighting is something increasingly being looked at because of the many health benefits of rebounding exercise which takes pressure off your joints and helps you burn more calories in a shorter time without getting as tired and sore as you would from other exercises. Rebounding also helps your body’s white blood count increase, which strengthens your body’s immune system. An increased immune system can help your body naturally fight off candida.

One of the great things about rebounding is that people who are sedentary can begin this type of exercise quickly and easily. Even the elderly or very overweight can start off with easy and low impact rebounding exercises and escalate to high levels of fitness quickly. The rebounder cleanses the lymphatic system, burns calories and tones the body.

When you begin, start with five-minute increments and gradually increase to twenty minutes per day for increased benefits. If you are concerned about your ability to jump on the rebounder unaided, consider buying a model that has a stability bar for you to hold onto while jumping.

Other exercises that can be helpful include Pilates, Yoga, Cycling and strength-training. Any exercise can be helpful in fighting recurring yeast infections.

Your health can be significantly improved with a healthy diet and exercise. Along with increasing your activity level, a candida diet can be really helpful in naturally eradicating yeast infections from your life.

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Big Arms Are Not Enough If You Want Truly Awesome Arms

Let’s face it, a lot of guys want to build up their arms because they want to look good. Unfortunately, many of them think that simply having “big arms” is enough to reach this goal. Well, the truth is having big arms is not enough to look great in a t-shirt – and in the course of building my 20-inch GUNS I’ve formulated a definition of what it means to have truly Awesome Arms. This definition has 3 components: extraordinary muscular development, symmetry and exceptional physical power.

Extraordinary Muscular Development

Bodybuilding legend Leroy Colbert — the first bodybuilder to build 21-inch arms with “peaked” biceps — has said that having big arms doesn’t mean that you have well developed arms. I agree. And in your quest for “big arms” you must strive to pack your GUNS with extraordinary muscular development.

Extraordinary muscular development means that the muscles in your upper and lower arm will have a thick, full appearance, and that the larger muscles within these groups will be visibly distinguishable from each other. For example, the lateral, medial and long heads of the triceps should show separation from one another. In a front or rear double-biceps pose, there should be clear separation between your biceps and triceps.

As you can see, extraordinary muscular development does not depend on the absolute size of your arms. Instead, this attribute sets a standard for muscular detail and visual impact irrespective of your arm measurements. If you don’t believe me, just check out the arms on some of the lighter weight wrestlers, boxers or gymnasts that compete in the Olympics or similar competitions. While their arms are not huge, most guys would gladly trade their spaghetti arms for GUNS like these small but powerfully built athletes.

I’m not saying that arm size is totally irrelevant to owning impressive looking arms. Clearly, the larger the arm showing extraordinary muscular development, the greater will be its visual impact. But big arms without targeted development of the biceps, triceps and forearms are not particularly impressive. For example, heavyweight powerlifters and similar strength athletes often have “huge” arms. These guys are tremendously strong, but they probably don’t get many requests for arm training tips. Why? Because most powerlifters don’t do any targeted bodybuilding movements and, consequently, have large but shapeless arms.

The point here is that certain types of training will give you undefined muscle quantity while targeted workout methods build both mass and well-defined muscle quality. You can see the difference between undefined quantity and well-defined quality in comparing a telephone pole and an oak tree. If you visualize a telephone pole standing next to an oak tree, which of them looks more impressive? The telephone pole has girth but no shape and runs in a straight line from top to bottom. But the oak tree has a rippling and powerful trunk with well-defined branches showing growth, strength and durability.

If given the choice, which would you prefer – arms like shapeless telephone poles or thick, powerful oak trees?


The next essential element of Awesome Arms is symmetrical or balanced development. Leroy Colbert, Sergio Oliva, Larry Scott and Robby Robinson are a few of the all-time great bodybuilders known for their tremendous arms. While the particular details of their arms varied, all of these bodybuilding greats shared one common feature – symmetry! Not only did these bodybuilders have comparative balance between their biceps, triceps and forearms, but they also exhibited symmetrical development within these muscle areas.

Unfortunately, too many bodybuilding wannabes think that bulging biceps alone are the secret to Awesome Arms. This belief usually results in an enthusiastic but misguided training program limited exclusively to biceps curls. Barbell curls, dumbbell curls – curls, curls and more curls!

The problem with this one-dimensional training is that it produces unbalanced arm development – namely, all biceps and no triceps. Experienced and competitive bodybuilders know too well the drawbacks of an unbalanced physique. When a bodybuilder steps on stage, he or she knows that a lagging body part can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Even if you’re not a competitive bodybuilder, unbalanced muscular development will detract from your appearance and overall strength.

To avoid these problems, and build truly Awesome Arms, you must train your biceps, triceps and forearms with equal energy and consistency. Only balanced workouts can produce the proportionate muscular development that will maximize your arms’ symmetry and power.

Exceptional Physical Power

The third and final element of Awesome Arms is exceptional physical power. Your arms are at least a secondary source of strength in all of your upper body exercises. You probably know that bench and military presses primarily work your chest and shoulders. But these exercises require substantial assistance from your triceps. Back-building movements like t-bar rows, barbell rows and pull-ups demand help from your biceps and forearms. Even heavy deadlifts require superior gripping strength in your hands which in turn must come from powerful forearms. Indeed the most practical benefit of building powerful arms is increased strength in all pushing and pulling movements.

You’ve probably heard the saying “you get what you pay for.” Well, if you don’t progressively overload your arms during your workouts you won’t stimulate the growth necessary to make them stronger. This muscular growth and the resulting increase in physical power occur through a biological process called hypertrophy.

Put simply, hypertrophy is the enlargement of muscle fibers that results from increased work. As applied to your arm training, this increased work consists of various biceps, triceps and forearm exercises using proper technique and progressively heavier weight. As you gradually lift more weight, you force your arms to develop and exert more physical power.

This overloading causes the breakdown and re-manufacture of proteins and other substances essential to muscle growth. For example, if you’re doing strict sets of heavy preacher curls for your biceps, your body will break down certain enzymatic proteins and other energy sources in order to complete this exercise. When you complete your workout, your body will attempt to replenish these energy sources. It is during this recovery period that muscle growth actually occurs.

As you can see, the pursuit and development of exceptional physical power is essential to building truly Awesome Arms. And if you’re wondering how much power is enough, the answer is as much as you can naturally develop. As with love or money, you can never have too much physical power. And as your overall arm strength increases, so too will your muscular development and symmetry provided that you’re always careful to use proper training technique. With workouts targeted to build muscular definition, symmetry and exceptional physical power you’ll be well on your way to owning a pair of truly Awesome Arms!

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Bob Peoples Deadlift Training

For those who don’t know of Bob Peoples, here is some background.

Peoples was born in 1910 in Johnson City, Tennessee and by the age of 9, he developed a passion for weight training. He excited that passion by purchasing the Farmer Burns course and reading “Strength” magazine.

By the time Bob had reached the age of 18 he had become very interested in the deadlift. He did all around training, but his specialty from this time on was the deadlift. He made a weight of 350 and in a year had worked up to 450 at a bodyweight of 165. His first competition of any kind was the 1937 Tennessee State Weightlifting Championships.

The next two years of training brought much improvement. Again he traveled to Chattanooga and lifted in the 1939 State Championships. His total had improved 65 pounds but the highlight of this occasion was a deadlift of 600 pounds.More competitions and higher lifts followed. His crowing moment came in during the great Red Shield Boy’s Club Variety Show of 1949. Peoples, at a bodyweight of 181 pounds, set a then world record (for his weight class) by deadlifting 725.5 pounds.

In 1979, Peoples wrote a book entitled “Developing Physical Strength,” which became an instant classic. Peoples passed away in 1992 at the age of 82.

Some of his top lifts are as follows:

Squat – 530 pounds

Bench Press – 300 pounds (didn’t work on it much)

Deadlift – 725.5 pounds

All drug free….

Here is just one of many routines Peoples liked to do.

Bob Peoples Deadlift Training

Deadlift 1 x 15-20, 1 x 10, 1 x 8, 1 x 6, 6 x 1 (10 sets total)

Squat 5 x 5

Press 5 x 5

Notes: Peoples would workout 4-5 days per week. He liked to lift heavy, so there was no light sets. On the deadlifts, he would up the weight for every set until he reached 90% of max, which he would pound out 6 sets of singles. Peoples would use the same weight on the squat and overhead press for every set. If you want to follow this routine, I suggest doing it 2-3 days per week. As always, get plenty of rest, eat good food and drink lots of water. Remember to lift heavy and with max intensity.

Understand that to be successful in any weight training program – hard work is a must! Half-hearted effort does nothing for you. If you’re new to weight training or grossly out of shape, consult a physician first. End of disclaimer.

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3 Tips to Burning Fat and Getting Ripped For Summer in 40 Days

Have you ever wondered if it’s really possible to achieve significant fat loss and muscle gain in around 6 weeks? Many workout routines make similar claims though are often hard to implement or fail to deliver the stated results. 

Herein I’d like to give an overview of the three key factors in achieving significant fat loss and simultaneous muscle gain. By the end of this article, you will not only know the details of the three pronged approach, but how to integrate it into your exercise regimen. 

The three key factors are: 

1) Weight training

2) A smart eating plan &

3) High intensity Cardio workout 

Weight Training: 

Lets start with the generally approach of the masses towards fat loss. Many men and women want to burn fat and go about it in a fairly predictable way. They choose to walk or jog, ride or swim; all of which are cardiovascular exercises. This is a good start, though cardio only burns fat for the amount of time you are doing the exercise. When you stop, so too does the fat burning. 

Weight training on the other hand consumes energy both during the exercise and after, during the recuperative phase, hence burning fat for longer. The result of effective weight training, is that you not only get thinner around the middle, but bigger up top and in the legs simultaneously. 


The second factor in effectively cutting fat and building muscle mass in around six weeks is managing what goes in your stomach. Basically, you should aim to eat less, more often. What you eat and when you eat it has a much greater impact on muscle growth and fat loss than you may believe. 

What we are aiming for in this program is to increase your protein intake, while managing your carbohydrates and simple sugars. You should aim to eat 5 to 7 times a day, loading at three meals into the first half of the day and the others throughout the afternoon and evening.

Now, while you will be eating more often, you’ll be consuming less than you may in your regular diet. Let’s take a look at a typical daily meal plan: 

Breakfast: A small bowl of cereal & two boiled eggs. (Carbs & Protein, with a minimum of fat) 

Meal 2 (Mid Morning): A piece of fruit such as a banana or apple, plus a few strips of grilled chicken breast. 

Meal 3: A small bowl of pasta or fried rice. (Carbs to fuel your afternoon, that will take longer to break down.)

Meal 4: A handful of mixed nuts and another piece of fruit. 

Meal 5: Protein Shake Pre workout 

Meal 6: Optional Protein shake post workout. 

Meal 7: Small dinner. 

Basically, by eating smaller meals throughout the day, you will give your body the energy it needs, when it needs it. As you’ll be working out, your body will be hungry for fuel. 

High Intensity Cardio:

The final factor in high speed muscle gain and simultaneous fat loss is a form of cardio workout known as High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT for short. 

In HIIT training, you continue to do the same kind of exercise you’re familiar with, such as biking or jogging, except you alternate between high output and low output over a shorter period of total training time. 

If done immediately after your weight workout, you can cram more fat burning effort into a shorter period of time. HIIT cardio workouts should be limited to around 20 minutes at the outset. 

The result of this integrated approach to weight loss and working out is great efficiency and more noticeable results.

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