Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

Do you have the “Eye of the Tiger”?

Most people you talk to at one time or another have stopped and started a weight loss program. When someone starts a weight loss program, they’re usually very motivated about it. They’ve got the “Eye of the Tiger”. But then, after a few weeks or months, they lose momentum and motivation. They’ve lost their “Eye of the Tiger”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Procrastination Getting in Your Way?

What’s the biggest thing that blocks people from successfully losing weight and improving their health?  They never get started on it in the first place.  You HEAR people all the time TALK about how they want or need to lose weight, exercise or eat better, but all they do is TALK about it and never actually get started.

It’s not that they can’t exercise or improve their eating habits; it’s just that they never actually “DO” it.  And it’s not just with their health and fitness goals.  This concept applies to other goals as well.  So what’s holding you back? Read the rest of this entry »

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“G” is for Grunt

Are you a grunt?

I’m in the gym doing my workout.  I’m lifting fairly heavy weights, and really giving it everything I got with every rep of every set.  I can hear myself breathing.  Taking a nice deep breath and exhaling on the exertion and interspersed with this are grunts.  Yes, I grunt.  No, not LOUD dramatic grunts.

As I’m hearing myself, it got me thinking.  If I’m giving it everything I got during my workout, I can’t help but let out a few grunts here and there.  I’m also very focused on pushing the weight with correct form and really feeling my muscles work.

Do I grunt for attention?  No.  I’m in the moment.  My own self-absorbed competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Benefits of Exercise

If you’re not already exercising on a regular basis, you may be missing out on many of the physiological benefits. There are physiological effects on the body you can only get from exercise. Diet alone won’t provide these benefits, however, you won’t get the full benefits of exercise without good nutrition.

The Science of Fitness
We all know the health benefits exercise has such as improving cardiovascular health, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of diabetes, etc.  Read the rest of this entry »

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My Toy Box

I’ve blogged about various pieces of fitness equipment over at ultimatefatburner.com… particularly the goofy, “As Seen on TV”  kinds. Items like the Jump Snap, Hawaii Chair, Giddyup  Core Exerciser and Shake Weight are funny at first glance – until you realize that people really do get conned into buying them… along with other gimmicky and/or poorly-designed contraptions. 

While I don’t imagine that anyone here is that gullible, items like these serve as sad reminders of how baaaad a lot of home workout devices really are.  I mean, the Treadmill Desk??? Please…

Nonetheless, there are some good home fitness “toys” out there too, and I’ve acquired a few.  They’re quite handy to have around for those days when I don’t get to the gym… not to mention the moments when I need some quick bursts of activity to perk me up over the course of a long day spent in front of the computer.

Here’s what I have stashed in my toy box:

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Words of Wisdom From James Villepigue

James Villepigue is one of the top Fitness Professionals in the country.  I had the pleasure of having him as a guest on my Fit Talk Show and during my conversation with James, he said something which really stuck with me.

James said, “the best workout program is the one you’re not following”. Think about that.  There are so many great workout programs you can buy, but if you’re not following the program, what good is it? Read the rest of this entry »

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Inspiration Through Tragedy

Many people feel they have the strength and toughness to get through anything life throws at them.  A true alpha can adapt and survive no matter what. 

Let me put you in a scenario…  You get hit by a car and have severe head trauma.  You finally get out of the hospital after spending 6 weeks in a coma and 3 1/2 months in the hospital.  You leave the hospita lto find you aren’t the same person mentally and physically.  You find yourself slipping into a depression and think the answer to fix it is alcohol.  Your last drink you pass out and probably shouldn’t wake up due to the excessive amount you had.  But luckily you do.  Do you continue down the dark path or do you find another outlet to deal with your emotions? 

Dan Cox, a true alpha, found his outlet.  FITNESS!  Check out Dan Cox’s inspirational interview!

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To be an Alpha, you must include Omega….’s….

Some Alpha and Omega Changes to Enhance Your Life:

By: Doug Kalman PhD, RD

Many in the fitness and bodybuilding community know that exercise can cause inflammation in the body. This is at a cellular level, from the exercise you do – one of the stress responses is for the body to release inflammatory cytokines. Some of the inflammatory cytokines that are affected by exercise – meaning their activity and amounts in the body increases – include tumor necrosis factor alpha and a few of the interleukins. Now mom has told all of us (or if she did not, her mother told her) that fish is brain food. In fact – some of this lore led to the widespread practice of cod liver oil supplementation.

Now, fast forward to modern medicine.  We have learned that certain fish contain special types of fats (predominately known as Omega-3 fatty acids) and that eating or ingesting these in the diet help reduce blood markers of inflammation.

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The Alpha Male Challenge Workouts Log Book is Awesome!

Alpha Male Challenge Workouts log e-bookI’ve been a hyooooge fan of Rick’s writing ever since I read his first book, Legal Muscle, so – needless to state – I jumped at the chance to read and review a galley copy of Alpha Male Challenge last September. I figured it would be good.

And so it was… good enough to get me to try the workouts myself.  And – true to form – they were every bit as challenging and awesome as I thought they would be.

Except, for ONE LITTLE THING…

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Guys: Find YOUR True Alpha Fitness Factor in 5 Steps!

Rugged manliness is on the downswing today, as evidenced by declining average testosterone levels and a growing population of soft, sedentary beta males. Guys, you can know right now whether you’re a victim of the downward spiral of American virility or a rugged survivor ready to redefine what it means to be your “True Alpha” physical best. Adapted from our revolutionary MaleScale™, it only takes a few minutes and all you’ll need are a pencil, tape measure, watch with a second hand, and piece of chalk.  Are you ready to see how you measure up? Read the rest of this entry »

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