There are a few things that you can do to gain muscle fast. The first thing to remember is that to gain muscle fast you need to take care of your diet, you need to train correctly and finally you need to rest very well so that you can make the most of those workouts. In the last article I pointed out that most people do not use weight lifting as a form of exercise although it is critical to do this instead of just cardio to help drive up your metabolism. There are a few problems … [Read more...] about How To Gain Muscle Weight Fast
Interested in trying raw food without wanting to go raw for the rest of your life? A raw food detox diet may be the answer. The raw food detox diet is reported to have many benefits. People who eat 100% raw food all of the time have said that they notice improvements in many health conditions. In addition, most people who were over will lose on a raw food diet, although this does depend on what you choose to eat. When detoxing, as you probably know, most people have some side effects. … [Read more...] about The Raw Food Detox Diet
I have had lots of problems over the years just trying to stay on track. You know, really staying focused. The problem is that you start a new eating program, or exercise program, or any kind of self improvement program and almost immediately your ego wants to take over and make better whatever it is that you have just started. I started a couch to 5k with my daughter last Summer and of course it is easy at the beginning, the plan is to just get you out there. Right away I wanted to start … [Read more...] about Starve Your Distractions – Feed Your Focus
Yesterday for a change I decided to cook up some quinoa for breakfast. Last fall when I was at Disney World the hotel had that at breakfast every morning with brown sugar as an option and I really loved it. So this is how I made it. Pretty easy. I cooked the quinoa which takes about 20 minutes. Then I added about a half cup of dried cranberries for sweetness and also a couple tablespoons each of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds (not salted). Also yesterday I did not add the … [Read more...] about Quinoa with Dried Cranberries and Seeds
This great article from Sheri Strykowski about metabolism boosting foods and how to increase metabolism that is sure to have you nodding your head in agreement but there are a few that will probably be new to you as well. Here are 10 metabolism boosting foods that will increase your metabolism and help you lose weight by boosting metabolism I have made comments in bold just to highlight some of my own opinions on how to increase metabolism. Stoke your metabolic fire and burn … [Read more...] about How to Increase and Boost Your Metabolism
Fiber – we can’t digest it and it provides us with no calories or nutrients, yet we know that it’s good for us and most of us need more. What is it exactly, and what is it about fiber that makes it so healthy for us? What is Fiber? Fiber is simply the part of the plant foods we eat that we aren't able to break down in our digestive systems. There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber will form a gel when dissolved in water. This type of fiber will slow down the … [Read more...] about Does Fiber Help You Lose Weight?
Getting fit is on the minds of most people. However, many people are not consistent and fail in the first three months of an exercise program. But if it becomes a habit and they stick to it, something magical happens after four months. You are finally getting the results you expect and chances are you will continue with the exercise program. Simple Tips to Fitness Success 1. Get Moving. Resolve to be active in a variety of physical activities on a regular basis that will develop … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Tips On The Road To Fitness Success
Over the years I have seen a lot of flimsy ideas of how to get a set of six pack abs. The most common scams are special machines that will do it and sometimes some kind of drink. I remember at one point Slim Fast seemed to be showing chubby people suddenly spawning a set of six pack abs. Anyway I wanted to put this notion to rest that there is some magic to getting a six pack. Sure there is some genetics involved in sculpting perfect abs but the two most important factors are diet and … [Read more...] about Six Pack Abs – A One Page Guide
When it comes to fast fat loss, there is no shortage of tips and tricks you can find online. However, truth to be told, most of these tips is either ineffective or just rehashed stuff from old weight loss methods which hardly go well with the modern lifestyle. That said, the trick I am going to tell you about is not only simple but also effective. How do I know? Well this one trick alone helped many many people shed dozens of extra pounds. You would be surprised to know that this trick … [Read more...] about Simple Trick To Force Your Body To Burn Fat Fast
Should you do only free weights at the gym or use weight training machines? Something you need to keep in mind and never forget is that when you exercise, you are training for life. You still may spend an hour a day in the gym, although that will still leave another 23 hours or so for your muscles to function without using any fancy equipment. Whenever you do any type of exercise, the movement of your body during the exercise is known as the range of motion. The more Full the range of … [Read more...] about Free Weights or Weight Training Machines
I have heard and read a lot in the past about Turmeric Tea and there are some good and some bad experiences that I have had with it. First of all, why Turmeric Tea? Well my family is all a bit nervous about cooking with Turmeric roots which is a bit strange but at the same time when you see fresh turmeric it is a bit bright colored. Turmeric is know as a very strong anti-inflammatory and since my Kidney donation a couple of weeks ago I have had a lot of aches and pains that I thought the … [Read more...] about Brewing Up Some Turmeric Tea
I ran across this great video recorded by Dr David Jockers. The video really intrigued me as I an always interested in how I can improve my brain memory, cognition, and especially my ability to be at my best and most creative. Top 10 Supplements to Improve Your Brain These 10 supplements are very interesting but after watching the video I have my own ideas on how these are helpful as well as other methods to increase your brain ability at any age. https://youtu.be/nNqMHhRJdk8 … [Read more...] about Top 10 Supplements to Improve Your Brain
What is your weight lifting schedule? I know that mine tends to vary a little bit but on a weekly basis I believe for me, the best weight lifting schedule is to workout three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and on each of these days I will do weights. As far as cardio is concerned I feel that I am ok these days with my bike partway into work and home and the only reason these days that I am hitting the gym is to do the training that I can not do otherwise. One Day Weight Lifting … [Read more...] about Weight Lifting Schedule – How Often Should You Work Out?
Many people have questions about how many sets they should do for and exercise and how many reps as well as how many exercises for each muscle group. The question is very large and the answer is even larger as it depends on what your goals are. How many exercises per muscle group First of all we should look at the number of exercises that you are going to do per muscle group. There are nine muscle groups that we can distinguish just for simplicity; calves, quadriceps, hamstrings, … [Read more...] about Sets, Reps, and Exercises for a Great Workout
It is very important to keep our motivation and to make changes or at least keep changes in our life that are good while at the same time pushing out bad habits. The problem that we sometimes run into though is complacency. The Danger of Complacency Complacency always rears its head at the same time that we are working towards some kind of big goal and are part way there. How many times do you find yourself losing weight, meeting people, getting a better diet going and then you suddenly … [Read more...] about Weekly Motivation Checkup