Monday, January 29, 2007

Short bursts of exercise could boost weight loss

Short bursts of exercise could boost weight loss

It is a little cutting edge but there are some truths to interval exercises. Now, I am not a medical expert but I do read a lot of material on fat loss.

And my understanding of this is that interval sprinting exercise routine kicks butt when compared to aerobic exercises.

First of all, aerobic exercises doesn't help your heart. It just trains the body to endure longer periods of movements. Think about it, lots of people actually die while jogging. And didn't that jogging guru, Jim Fixx dies while jogging?

If you just supposed that in the long history of human beings -- we actually spend lots of time running at the top of our speed to kill the Woolly Mammoth or running away from the Sabertooth Tigers. I don't see those cavemen jogging to get from one place or another. But they did do a lot of walking (which by the way is a great exercise for us.).

So it is either walking or running really really fast. So why the obsession with joggers?

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Take two cabbages and an egg |

Take two cabbages and an egg |

Everyone has some favorite natural cold remedy. I subscribe to the cold shower theory. I take cold showers every morning and I live up in the northwest part of the country.

I got the idea from a man who swears by it and takes a pitcher of cold water and walks outside twice a day in bare feet and dumps the water over his head. Since he lives in northern Canada, it means he walks outside in the snow and does his thing.

Am I crazy? Maybe so but I can tell you this story and let you decide...

I visited a very good friend over the holiday in another state. When I got back home, she called and said that she was very sick with the flu and hoped I didn't catch it too.

Well, you know what is going to happen... I started feeling the symptoms of a flu, sore throat and stuffy nose.

And I am going on no!!! It is going to be a bad one since I haven't been sick for two years. I have no antibodies left.

But the symptoms left at the end of the day and I didn't come down with the flu!

My poor friend was out of it for four long days...

The only thing I could think of was the cold showers. You see, ancient cultures believed that cold water enervates your nervous systems and boosts your immune systems.

I totally believe that the cold showers saved my bacon. Are you gonna try it now?

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fitness and Success Goes Hand in Hand

Phenomenal Functional Fitness for Life: Persistence

Ryan has a cool blog on fitness and motivation. In one of his latest posts he writes:

Physical training is a superb way to train your mind to succeed in other aspects of your life.

And I agree with Ryan here 100%. Everything that I have heard, seen or read all say the same thing -- that successful people take responsibility and take control of their mind.

What do you think? I want to hear what you have to say...

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Vary Your Workout Routines so You don't Get Bored!

World-Class Instructor Brings New Workout To Madison - Money

Boxing Workout Routines Popular On East, West Coasts

Interesting article which brings up a great point. Vary your workout routines so you don't get bored. Get a Tae-bo tape or some other workout routine tape that you can do at home.

Try sprinting instead of jogging. Have you ever done any pullups? Great exercise but if you can't even do one... try anyway but make it an isometric exercise. Pull up and make a "SSSS" sound through your teeth.

Let your imagination run wild. You don't have to be great or even good to get the exercise benefits. Just do it!

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

China's Wealth Breeds Obesity Asia

China's Wealth Breeds Obesity, Sparking Boom in Stomach Surgery. Well, it seems that obesity isn't a western problem anymore. In fact, some would argue that obesity has been exported by the western world into China.

In a more serious note, it is getting more and more obvious why obesity is becoming an epidemic. Lack of exercise plus excessive consumption of simple carbohydrates and bad fats.

And it really doesn't matter historically, how lean your ancestors are so you can't blame everything on the fat gene. The Chinese are one of the skinniest people on the planet and if they are getting fat, the fat gene theory is getting thrown out the window.

And it is ironic that the foods that are bad for you in the developed countries are usually cheaper than the healthy foods. It is is the opposite in the underdeveloped countries. And guess which side has an abundance of a healthy population? This is such an interesting subject that I will definitely talk about at a later post.

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Monday, January 8, 2007

Strong Man -- Otto Arco

Not many people know about Otto Arco (his real name was Otto Nowosielsky). He was only 5'2" and 138 pounds soaking wet.

But he was incredibly strong and was a champion wrestler.

Otto Arco was born in Poland in 1881. He won the Austrian wrestling title in 1903 at the age of 22.

He was considered pound for pound... the strongest man alive.

It seems the methods the early strongmen used has faded away in history. Nowadays, everyone wants to use weights, isolation exercises and floor situps to achieve fitness goals. But what is happening is that the modern warriors are also getting hurt more often and not as strong. Sure they have big muscles but they don't have functional muscles.

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Thursday, January 4, 2007

Doesn't Matter Where You are From or How Old

Cayman Islands - Cay Compass News Online - Bodybuilder makes his mark

Meet Xavier D’Souza. He is from India but lives in the Grand Cayman. Xavier is also 37 years young. He has won bodybuilding trophies for the past few years and shows no slowing down.

He stopped by for an interview and the interviewer couldn't help noticing that he is a soft spoken gentleman that is remarkably humble...

Xavier credits body building for opportunities as well as keeping him healthy and fit. He does state that bodybuilding is for the serious athletes because they need to eat every three hours and train 5-6 days a week.

And he likes to say to all the people when he is on the stage, that he always gives his best no matter what placing he gets.

Sounds like a good guy to me!

Wouldn't it surprise you to know that Tom Venuto's book, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle already spells out the exercise and diet plan to follow to cut down your body fat and build your muscles. And sure, not everyone has the right body but you can make yours the best you want it to be...

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Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Great Gama of India

The Great Gama of India (1882-1960) was 5'7" and 260 pounds. He was the world wrestling champion of his times. He retired undefeated in 5,000 matches. He made a challenge to other famous wrestling champions around the world. Most of them refused to fight Gama. As George Forman would say, "They are scared of me!" :)

If you look at his image to the left, you will see massive tree trunks for legs.

If you wondered how he developed them, he did Hindu squats and Hindu jumper squats. No fancy free weights. No isolation weights. Just simple Hindu squats that trains the legs as one unit.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Who is Your Role Model?

Testosterone Nation - The Jamie Eason Experience

YOu will find that most if not all, successful people have a role model. The purpose of having a role model is a simple way to focus on your goals.

And you do have a goal? Well, this is another common trait of successful people. But we can talk about this another day...

Let's say you are looking for a female role model that is similar to your body type. A girl that isn't too masculine and someone that isn't doesn't have that freaky, anorexic look.

Well, do what I do. I did an Internet search in the image tab. Let's use "fitness model." Up will pop dozens if not hundreds of fitness models. I picked Jamie Eason.

If you don't know anything about her, she is a fitness model that graced several fitness magazines and won several competitive bodybuilding shows.

But you see, the best thing about her is she is pretty smart, honest and humble. Did I mention that she looks great? She is in her early 30s, 5'2". Her weight is 110 to 112 pounds in the off-season and between 98 and 102 in-season. Her body fat is 12-15% off-season and 7-9% in-season.

I read an interview about her. She uses common sense to approach fitness. She made fantastic comments about getting fit.

However, she does admit she has great genetics that allow her to easily get the body she has. Let me just say here that there is 3 major body types. And once you figure out which one is yours, you will need to make a specific dieting and exercising program that "fits" you like a glove. Sure, you may not ever look like her but you sure can look like someone else that has a similar body type as yours and looks fantastic.

But Jamie Eason still needed to follow no-nonsense eating habits to achieve the shape and look of her body. Since she probably has a Ectomorph body type, she only works her legs twice a week and all the other muscles only once a week. She is NOT a big believer in cardio but does some during the week. Again, if you have a different body type, you may have to work more to get similar results. At the same token, DON'T use your body type as an excuse to give up. You can be amazed at what YOU can do... if you set your mind to it.

Jamie eats 5-6 meals a day (And surprise, this is exactly what Tom Venuto recommends in his book, Feed the Muscle Burn the Fat). Each meal has lean protein plus slow digesting carbs.

And guess what else?

She has always admired the physiques of Corey Everson and Rachel McLeish. She had role models too! Until she hired a nutritionist and personal trainer, she never knew the secrets to getting that toned, athletic look she has now.

And you don't have to spend a whole lot of money on experts. Tom Venuto's book does an admirable job explaining a diffult subject that has been totally screwed up by fast buck crowds selling the latest fad or phony theory of losing body fat and gaining toned muscles.

BTW, Jamie Eason said nobody will ever see her posing in the buff. And she hopes her male fans will understand this. She wants to be someone that women can relate to instead of those skinny, no-muscle, heroin-addict look. In fact, the only person who will see her in her birthday suit is the lucky guy she marries...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news... sorry guys!

By now, you have to admit that finding someone with a similiar body type that has had success will absolutely help you achieve your own weight and fitness goals!

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