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  • The Accuracy Of A Heart Rate Monitor  By : Henry Calhoun
    One of the biggest concerns about using heart rate monitors for exercising is that they may not be very accurate. That is actually more a myth than fact. The accuracy of the heart rate monitor depends on many factors and it is usually up to you to ensure the accuracy of the device. If you use the device correctly you should be able to get very accurate results.
  • Tips For Buying a Treadmill  By : Wendy Bryant
    The treadmill has sold more machines than any other cardio-product over the past two decades. The beauty about the treadmill is that it complements the natural jogging motion of the human body, unlike many other cardio-machines today that try to trick the human body into unnatural movement, which oftentimes can result in injury.
  • Three Exercises To Bulk Up Your Triceps  By : James Lund
    Not only are large triceps aesthetically pleasing but working to strengthen your triceps most definitely results in having strong arms. Your arms length is comprised of 2/3 triceps muscle. That is most of your arm and therefore proves that the triceps is important if you want to become stronger.
  • Ab Workout Scams?  By : Samson
    Killer ab exercises to give you a super flat stomach in record time.
  • How To Build Muscle Mass Fast And Naturally  By : Rick Lim
    Have you tried to build muscle mass fast with the help of some diet and workout programs but finally it did not work? You might be unhappy with the results. So you need some great tip to build the muscle fast and that too naturally.
  • Choosing The Right Heart Rate Monitor  By : Henry Calhoun
    There are many things that will influence your choice in a heart rate monitor. You should take time when choosing a monitor since your ultimate goal should be to find one that is comfortable to use and accurate. You want to consider the style of the monitor and the features so you can get the one that will compliment your exercise style.
  • 4 Caloric Restriction Mistakes When Losing Flabby Arms  By : Katherine Crawford M.S.
    Getting rid of flabby arms entails being in a negative caloric state. There is no way around this. You have to eat less calories to lose more arm fat.
  • Fat Loss 4 Idiots or Low Carb Diets - What is The Best Choice  By : Daniel Murrey
    There are so many different so-called diet plans nowadays, the problem is that most of them do not work. There are millions of people all over the world struggling to lose fat. I think you have already heard about low carb dieting which is becoming more and more popular from day to day, however it is not as effective as TV promotions claim. Moreover, when you use low carb diets you torture your body since you do not eat enough vitamins and other essential supplements. This is the reason why many doctors recommend not to use such diets.

    These diets are very complicated and it is not an easy task to follow low carb diets. Losing weight is not going to be easy, but you don't want to make it any harder on yourself than it has to be. The thing is, these diets just make you feel miserable and exhausted, they do not even help you to lose fat.

    You should not ignore healthy meals you like only because low carb diets are so strict. It is better to find an effective diet which does not require you to tortue your body and is proven to help you to lose fat. You should not put your health at risk while dieting, moreover, dieting process should make you healthier.

    There is one diet called fat loss 4 idiots which is proven to be very effective. It is based on a calorie shifting method which is based on a little known scientific discovery. There are hormones in our body which are activated when we eat certain food. Calorie shifting method will show you what you should eat and how often. Basically, calorie shifting means eating the right type of food at the right time.

    Well, is you want to look fit and lose your fat, fat loss 4 idiots is undoubtedly what you need. Unlike low carb diets, it is very healthy and does nort reauire you to ignore all types of food. If you would like to find more info about calorie shifting, just check out the link below to read more about fat loss 4 idiots.
  • The Truth About fat Loss 4 Idiots and Low Carb Diets  By : Daniel Murrey
    There are many weight loss methods available on the internet, but will they help to lose your fat? There are millions of people all over the world struggling to lose fat. Have you already heard about low carbohydrate diets? Well, unfortunately they are not effective. Instead, by eating this type of diet, you will be robbing your body of essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs from the foods you eat. This is why it is better to ignore all these low carbohydrate diets.

    Low carb diets are really strict and many people find them extremely difficult to follow. Fat loss is a hard process, however you will make it even more difficult if you choose low carb diets. Believe it or not, low carb diets just don't help you lose weight, but instead they make you feel miserable.

    Avoiding certain food such as some fruits for a long time or not being able to visit restaurants and eat nice meals - this is not the best choice to lose fat. You have to take time to find a healthy, yet effective way for you to get rid of the weight that you want to. Fat loss should make your healthier, it should not make you feel miserable or exhausted.

    Fortunatelly, there is one really effective fat loss method called fat loss 4 idiots which has already helped thousands of people from all over the world. It is based on a very interesting medicine fact, some people call this methiod calorie shifting. There are hormones responsible for fat burning, when we eat particular meals these hormones are activated. Calorie shifting method will show you what you should eat and how often. So, you will only need to eat healthy food at the right time to activate these hormones.

    Well, is you want to look fit and lose your fat, fat loss 4 idiots is undoubtedly what you need. It is healthy and you will not need to torture your precious body. If you would like to find more info about calorie shifting, just check out the link below to read more about fat loss 4 idiots.
  • How To Look Like A Bikini Babe Body  By : Fiona Apple
    Good news. The skimpy, structure bathing suits that were so popular last season -- suits that were cut up to here and padded out to there and full of revealing, unflattering cutouts -- have been replaced this year with more modest fair. "We're back to being reasonable after a season of going crazy," says New York-based city stylist Amy Salinger ( The bad news? "They're still bikinis, so you're still almost naked," she says. Luckily, there's plenty you can do -- from your diet to your beauty routine to your workout -- to get bikini-ready by spring break.
    "The butt is key," to making any bikini look good, says Salinger. For an ideal glute exercise, try the "Wax On/Wax Off." It's the trademark move of Latina magazine fitness consultant Phoenix Carnevale, NESM. Stand on a smooth floor (like hardwood or linoleum) and place a small hand towel under your right foot. Standing with your feet shoulder length apart, slide your right foot back, towel included, so that you're in a classic lunge. (Be sure your left knee isn't extended over your toe). Using strength from your left quad and thigh muscles, pull your right leg back into a standing position. The lack of friction from the towel "forces your lower hamstring to do all the work," says Carnevale. Repeat ten times on your right leg, then switch the towel to your left side.
    And after having to pull up at sliding bandeau tops last summer, straps and halters are making a comeback, says Salinger. They'll look best on a toned and strong upper body, and one of the best ways to get that is a Deadlift/Upright Row Combo: "Standing with feet hip width, hold a pair of dumbbells and hinge forward at the hips, keeping spine straight and knees bent," says Exercise TV trainer Jessica Smith. "Only go as far forward as you can, keeping your back straight. Then, bracing your abs into your lower back, slowly lift back up. As you come up to your start position, begin pulling elbows up high, rowing dumbbells up to just under the chin. Lower arms back down and repeat."
    And of course, don't forget those abs. "You can get a lot more bang for your buck by taking your ab workout off the floor," says Smith. "Standing ab exercises are great for two reasons: One, you recruit more muscle fibers in a standing position because you cannot rely on the stability of the floor to support your body, and two you are burning more calories overall because of the increased muscular demand and range of movement." She recommends the Wood Chop: Holding a light dumbbell with both hands, stand with feet wide. Bring arms up by your left shoulder, then in a 'chopping' motion, bring dumbbell across body towards the outside of the right knee, allowing your hips, feet and torso to rotate into the movement, keeping your core tight. Try for 10 reps to the left, and 10 to the right. Jessica and trainer Teri Ann have cooked up more bikini body moves available (TK WHEREVER VIDEO IS).
    In order to get your skin in shape for summer, be sure to start exfoliating once or twice a week. "Exfoliating the skin regularly allows for sunscreen to absorb more quickly and ensures more overall coverage. This will prevent skin from being highly susceptible to sun burn," says dermatologist Patricia Wexler, MD. For best results, "Brush with an exfoliating mitt or loofah that is designed specifically for that purpose." Then, wet the skin in the shower, repeat the process but add an exfoliating cleanser. When you're out of the shower, you can also use a lotion made with alpha or beta hydroxy acids. "These are mild enough to use frequently and will keep the upper layer of skin looking fresh," says Wexler.
    Finally, start drinking lots of water now - and don't stop until you're headed home from vacation. "This is ultra important when you're on the beach," note Tammy Lakatos Shames, RD, and Lyssie Lakatos, RD - also known as the Nutrition Twins. "The sun leads to dehydration that will make you look weathered and tired. Skimp on the water and you'll end up with circles under your eyes and lackluster skin and lips," The twins also discourage drinking soda. "Carbonated beverages can cause gas and bloating on the beach," they say. If you need a break from all that H20, switch to green tea -the antioxidants can help prevent skin damage. "It will also relax you and fill your stomach, making you less hungry and less likely to overeat as you prepare your body for the beach," they say.
  • What's Better: Strengthening Your Ab Core or Crunches?  By : Carlina White
    Core training is a hot topic in fitness nowadays. Seems like everything abs these days is being inaccurately labeled core which can be confusing. What's the difference between core training (properly defined as functional core performance) and the standard abdominal crunch, and why should you care? It's important to know because it will determine how your body improves.

    Let us begin by explaning both these types of exercises. First of all, "crunch" isn't even a real medical word! It's a word that was coined back in the early days of bodybuilding. Typically a crunch or sit-up is performed lying face up on the ground with bent knees, then lifting the upper torso and knees together. Most anatomical experts define a crunch as a simultaneous flexion of the spine, mainly lumbar, and hips. Crunches primarily engage your two, superficial abdominal muscles, the rectus or "six pack" and obliques. The objective of crunches is to build hypertrophy and definition, which is purely cosmetic according to Dr. Jerrold Petrofsky, Dept. Chair of Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University in California and Steve Thomas, MS, RPT of Steve Thomas PT in Brentwood, California. They state that training just these two ab muscles without properly strengthening and training your full core produces muscle and structural imbalance in your entire trunk and body, causing pain and back injury. According to the US Consumer Safety Commission, back pain is the second most common compliant after the common cold.

    The main purpose of functional core training is to strengthen the stabilizer muscles in your entire trunk or core. Your core is defined as the entire region beginning from the base of your skull down through and including your hips. Your core is an amazing anatomical composition of about 12 muscles that wrap around your midsection like a corset. A few of these important muscles are the transverse abdominus, erector spinae, obliques, pelvic floor (PC), illiopsoas, and multifudus to name a few. All body movement stems from your core. The objective of functional core training is to establish a proper of sequence of muscle firing patterns that will create correct, strong upright posture and alignment, a strong back, good balance, gait, and, finally, movement by your legs and arms. In other words your core is essential for every movement in life. A balanced, strong body requires a well-aligned, balanced, strong core. From an aesthetic standpoint, a properly trained the core acts like a corset; holding and pulling in your entire abdominal region tight and flat- especially that hard-to-train lower belly pooch sag problem area.

    Core moves can be done in many different ways. The best core moves are performed in an athletic stance position and sometimes include fitness products like a stability ball or bosu to create instability forcing your trunk to instinctively use all your stabilizer, core muscles. Before you begin, the key to a proper core move that completely engages all your core muscles must begin with a proper set up. You must ensure that you maintain good or neutral spine alignment before and throughout each and every move. Good alignment is achieved by keeping your ears stacked directly over your shoulders and hips, pulling and keeping your shoulders down, pulling your belly in tight, and doing a continuous, soft Kegel (also known as a pelvic floor pull-up) exercises. You can find and activate your pelvic floor muscles by stopping your urine mid-stream. Then, you can do a soft Kegel by pulling your pelvic floor muscles up and into your pelvic cavity.

    Most exercise enthusiasts do an endless amount of crunches or sit-ups to achieve flat, sculpted six packs abs. However, because sit-ups only train the two, superficial ab muscles, the biomechanics are imperfect. Crunches or sit-ups will not train the important core muscles that truly act as an abdominal brace by pulling your mid-section in making it look really flat. Thousands of repetitive, boring crunches won't help you get the flat, sculpted abs of your dreams. Only well performed, functional core performance moves will get you those abs, along with developing a strong, healthy back.
  • Learning How To Jump Higher For Volleyball  By : Bart Icles
    Volleyball is one of the fastest and action packed sports there is. Playing the game involves keeping the ball from bouncing on your side of the court and making the ball hit the court being defended by your opponent. In this game, being able to jump high is very valuable. If you are a sports enthusiast and you want to learn how to jump higher for volleyball, there are certain tips that you need to keep in mind. In this game, height and flight is always to your advantage.
  • smoking cessation pills: Facts and Myths  By : Derick Kunhill
    It is not uncommon for all to prefer taking a quit smoking pill. Having a cup of water with a quit smoking pill is simple and apt for any active person. These quit smoking pills when combined with counseling sessions can give very good results to most patients. Any stop smoking pill must be taken at least for a week and the doctor's suggestion is crucial in this time period to avoid any unpleasant side effects. The recommended dose of the quit smoking pill usually varies from person to person. Several facts are to be taken into consideration, for how many years the person has been smoking, and how much he/she smokes a day, age and other health problems must be noted. Most doctors say that these stop smoking pills fight against the physical problem by removing nicotine from the body, but they don't work on the psychological craving.

    Problems like dry mouth and insomnia are common side effects caused by any stop smoking pill but these unpleasant symptoms won't put your health in danger at all. Zyban is a powerful stop smoking pill and after continued administration it will take about one week or more to disappear from the blood. People who suffer from stomach problems or any pulmonary diseases like bronchitis must keep away from this stop smoking pill. Stop smoking pills mustn't be administrated to people who are under antidepressant treatments as serious complications can appear. Modern and more advanced stop smoking pills have appeared on the market that suppress the nicotine receptors from the persons brain so that if one smokes no satisfaction comes with it. But like other nicotine replacement products, the stop smoking pill should be used in combination with a quit-smoking behavior modification program.

    Zyban is a favorite smoking cessation pill known to be a first choice as it favors the blood cleaning by increasing circulation and stimulating several glands. This stop smoking pill will make a person feel like he or she has just smoked a cigarette. Zyban is a pill that works by reducing the urge to smoke and reducing withdrawal symptoms by a cessation. The pill contains no nicotine, but on the contrary the substance bupropion. It affects the nervous lanes in the brain, which usually triggers symptoms of a cessation. Bupropion was originally prepared and approved for the treatment of depression, but it turned out that some of the subjects quit smoking. This stop smoking pill is Zyban, the trade name for a sustained-release tablet form of bupropion hydrochloride. The drug boosts the body's levels of two "brain chemicals," dopamine and norepinephrine - the same thing that occurs with nicotine. Actions of these chemicals in the brain give people a sense of energy and well being. Nicotine produces the same feelings. Zyban is usually taken twice a day - one pill in the morning and one in the early evening. It takes about a week for the pill to reach an effective level in the body. So smokers must start taking the pill before they quit smoking. Then you set a Quit Day within one to two weeks after starting treatment. Most smokers then take the pill for a total of seven to twelve weeks.

    One of the most appreciated stop smoking product is the nicotine patch, it slowly releases an amount of nicotine into your body on a longer interval of time. There are patches designed for any kind of smoker so finding the right option is relatively easy in terms of choosing a stop smoking product. The bad thing with patches is that they can cause itching and irritations, they also may give insomnia or other sleep problems. To avoid night anxiety most patients remove the patch.

    In one study, the stop smoking pill helped more smokers to quit than the nicotine patch. Using both the pill and the patch was even more effective, but the combination poses the risk of increasing blood pressure.
  • How to Have Perfect Form  By : Al Case
    [I:26:J]It was Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of modern Karate, who said: the way, straight and true, who will pass it on? Actually, The Way is now easily understood, and it is easily passed on. The key to the achievement lies in good, old, hard core physics.
  • What to Eat After Workout?  By : Grace Smith
    For an athlete or someone into a nutrition and fitness regime, the post workout meal is the most important meal of the day. However the presence of so many shakes, the hassle of fitting these shakes with your diet and plain lack of information on whether to eat or not to eat after workout confuse him.
  • Getting Healthy Through You TV  By : Patrick Daniels..
    Exclusively for Nintendo Wii, EA has created EA Sports active. EA Sports Active was developed with the assistance of fitness experts, and provides fun for the user, along with easy to learn fitness routines. Your movement are viewed on the television, as the controllers which track your upper and lower body movements, utilizing leg straps. It enables you to follow wonderful fitness routines with a virtual training in the security of your home.
  • Dumbbell Set - Add to Your Home gym  By : PeeJay Latombo
    Thinking about setting up your own home gym? If so, you definitely need to purchase a Dumbbell set. There are all different kinds and calibers out there for you to choose from and a Dumbbell set is a wonderful addition to any home gym.
  • Smooth Fitness 9.45TV Treadmill  By : Jillian Grace
    Hey there folks! Your friends at have found more great deals for you! For the whole month of August, Smooth Fitness is offering deep discounts on treadmills and ellipticals. Smooths quality and innovation is over 22 years in the making and their elliptical machines and treadmills are receiving great recognition from a vast array of consumer organizations. Check out all their great deals today! Remember, these great deals will only run through the end of August so be sure to act now!
  • Smooth Fitness 9.45TV Treadmill Discounts  By : Jillian Grace
    Hey there folks! Your friends at have found more great deals for you! For the whole month of August, Smooth Fitness is offering deep discounts on treadmills and ellipticals. Smooths quality and innovation is over 22 years in the making and their elliptical machines and treadmills are receiving great recognition from a vast array of consumer organizations. Check out all their great deals today! Remember, these great deals will only run through the end of August so be sure to act now!
  • Dumbbell Workout - Build Those Biceps  By : Stephen Nepstein
    If you need to make those biceps, one of the best methods for doing so is with a dumbbell workout. In fact, generally a dumbbell workout provides best results than most other workout for the biceps. Buying dumbbells of your own is a brilliant idea if you want to raise the strength and size of your biceps.
  • Your First Experiences in the Martial Arts  By : Al Case
    [I:28:J]First, you can't simply know about the True Martial Art, you have to experience them to really know them. To know about is like wondering and fantasizing, to know is to actually do. It is the difference between talking about the word 'wet' and actually jumping in the ocean.
  • Dumbbell Bench - Get a Best Workout  By : Stephen Nepstein
    Looking for a great way that you can exercises to get in figure? If so, you may wish to consider getting a dumbbell bench of your own. Together with some best dumbbells, you may use this dumbbell bench to truly work your way back to shape. In fact, this is the way many folks work out to get in shape and build up their bodies.
  • The Hidden Dangers of Visceral Fat  By : David Grossil
    If you're surfing the web right now, there's a pretty good chance that you've at least casually thought of getting rid of your belly fat and you are in search of flat abs. Even if it was only a passing thought, most people would freely admit that they would love to lose some belly fat. Most people hate the way it looks and makes them feel. You can't sit by the pool in your swimsuit and not feel at least a little self-conscious if you have belly fat.
  • Advantageous Tony Horton 10 Minute Trainer exercises  By : John Smith...
    If you have looked into home exercise routines at all you are more than familiar with Tony Horton. He has completely changed the way people look at exercising and has given people hope for doing so from their home. While P90X has quickly become one of the most popular exercise programs on the market, the same can be said of the Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer. Far too many people have the excuse of a lack of time for why they do not work out.
  • The P90x Nutrition Guide And The P90x Guide Will Undeniably Assist You With Positive Effect.  By : John Smith...
    This is true that we are chasing money and this is also true that in all this we are ignoring our health to a great extent. Irregular eating habits, late night duties, lack of proper sleep and above all no workout is leading us towards a weak body or an overweight body. In both the situations we are the losers and we do not keep ourselves fit and fine. Keeping fit and fine means our body needs proper diet, proper sleep and proper exercise. This is a genuine reason that many of us cannot spare time for ourselves.
  • Sleeveless In 7 Days - Do It By Avoiding The Following 4 Arm Fat Pitfalls  By : Katherine Crawford M.S.
    Going sleeveless in 7 requires the utmost attention to nutrition. Unfortunately, most women do not know how to tweak their nutritional regimen because of all the arm fat lies.
  • Martial Art Techniques Scare off Attackers  By : Steve Thibeault
    The ancient form of combat known as martial arts is revered to this day, yet little is known about the different martial art techniques by those outside of the practice. Many styles are still steeped in history and mystique and are anchored in tradition, whilst there are other styles that owe more to the modern era. There are many schools, probably scattered about your locality who will readily enroll you or your children for further education.
  • Sleeveless In 7 Review-The Single Arm Dumbbell Tricep Extension For Losing Arm Fat  By : Katherine Crawford M.S.
    Today I will analyze the single arm dumbbell tricep extension for toning the female arm. Hopefully, you will find today's sleeveless in 7 review helpful!
  • How To Enhance The Effectiveness Of A Fitness Program  By : Elyza Murphy
    We are living in an age where we are continuously reminded of the advantages of remaining fit and leading a healthy life. Hence it is not surprising that more and more people are now searching for a fitness program.
  • Laser Lipo and Plastic Surgery  By : Art Gib
    Undergoing face lift can make a big difference to your physical appearance as well as self confidence. These procedures can restore your fountain of youth and improve self-image. It helps remove wrinkles and flab as well as slows down the aging process.

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