Diet 

Wheat Belly: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Wheat Belly, by preventive cardiologist William Davis, MD, explains how eliminating wheat from our diets is the key to achieving permanent weight loss and relief from a wide range of health issues including digestive disorders and immune problems. Davis says that excess fat is not related to inactivity or high-fat diets, but instead is due to our love of foods like bread, pasta, muffins and cakes. In this book, he offers dieters a step-by-step plan to creating a wheat-free diet lifestyle so as to achieve dramatic weight loss and optimal health….

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Top 10 Habits That Keep Women Fat-The Real Skinny

The Real Skinny was recently published by the bloggers at Appetite For Heath. In this book they compiled The Top 101 Fat Excuses that they have received from their readers over the years. They believe that everyone has a choice and women can either choose to keep making excuses to remain fat or choose to find solutions to those excuses and start losing weight. The Real Skinny’s Top 10 Fat Excuses “No Matter What, I’m never going to lose weight and I don’t think it’s all my fault.” “I have such a slow metabolism….

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Blood Type Diet Explained and Simplified

A blood type diet is a nutrition plan based around your blood type. This kind of diet became popular with the release of Peter D’Adamo’s book Eat Right 4 Your Type. The book continues to be a bestseller and D’Adamo claims that the diet will not only bring about weight loss BUT can assist with allergy and infection resistance and will promote overall good health. Dr. D’Adamo started out as promoting the eating of the right foods as a way to improve health and wellbeing. However, in the last several years  he has developed…

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Diet 

Detox Diet: Methods, Pros, Cons, and Safety

A Detox Diet (also called a cleansing diet) aims to remove toxins and poisons from your body. The idea of a good detox diet is to eat pure and natural foods that will aid the function of the skin, lymph, kidneys, and liver to eliminate these toxins. All foods that hinder the regime should be avoided. Detox diets are controversial and risky. Some experts believe there is inadequate evidence to support the claims made. Many detox diets have quite severe restrictions, and should be embarked upon with great care. A good detox diet should still provide…

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Body Building 

The Secret To Getting Results

Want to know the secret to getting results?! CONSISTENCY. Yep. That’s it right there. That’s your ‘magic pill’ or ‘secret recipe’ to getting the results you have always wanted. Many people think they are consistent, when they’re not. When the progress they desire doesn’t come about, they will look elsewhere to blame. And this is where we see fad diets and short- term trendy ways of training protocols. A great place to start is writing down everything. Your weight and measurements, how you feel, your workout, your diet, vitamins you…

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Body Building 

5 Workout Structure Tips For Crazy Muscle Growth!

Most people hit the gym every day around the world typically in the pursuit of a few goals, either it’s Muscle Hypertrophy (Growth), Fat Loss, Increased Strength, or a combination of a few of these. Today we’re going to cover Muscle Hypertrophy & how to design the ideal workout. 1 – Use dynamic stretching & avoid static stretching pre workout Use dynamic stretching (stretching with movement) to avoid the strength loss associated with static stretching (hold a static stretch in one position). 2 – Start with a heavy compound movement….

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Body Building 

Hack Squats?

Hack squats, performed on a hack squat machine, derive their name from the machine’s shoulder pads. “Hack” is a reference to the yoke placed around a draft animal’s shoulders, notes strength training journalist Frederic Delavier in “Strength Training Anatomy.” Hack squats primarily target the quadriceps muscles on the front of your thigh, as well as the gluteus maximus muscles of the buttocks. Hack Squats To perform a hack squat, step onto a hack squat machine and position your back against the machine’s back rest. Place your shoulders under the padded…

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Body Building 

5 Reasons NOT To Work Out Your Abs Everyday

Issue #1: One big misconception about exercise is that you need to do abs exercises in order to get a six-pack, or even a stronger core. You can have a very impressive six-pack with a core as strong as steel by focusing on core, compound exercises like squats, dumbbell lunges, or deadlifts to name a few. Another option is using stabilization exercises like an advanced bird dog exercise that works not just your abs, but your balance, lower back, and even arms and shoulders. Issue #2: Frequently working abs can…

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Body Building 

3 Things You’re Not Doing To Cut Body Fat

1. Use high intensity resistance training Try reducing your rest between sets to 30-40 seconds instead of the standard 1-2mins most people tend to have. Also incorporate super sets, drop sets & giant sets to bump up the intensity. If maintaining muscle is a priority to maintain strength perform 1-2 compound movements at the beginning of your workout with rests around the 1min period. EXAMPLE WORKOUT- LEGS 5x lying leg curls (20, 15, 15, 12, 10 reps) – 40secs rest 4x squats (12-6 reps) – 1-2min rest 3x heals together…

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Body Building 

Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Chest Workout?

The chest is an area that often tend to lag on a lot of physiques out there. The fact is the majority of guys struggle in this area, despite your best efforts after hours and hours of lifting in the gym. The question you should be really asking yourself is if your approach is too one dimensional. On top of that  you are probably making some common mistakes, like – Pressing through your triceps rather than squeezing through your pecs Too much shoulder involvement Moving the weight from A to…

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