Even though wellness and a commitment to feeling good are my passion and my life’s work, sometimes even I feel like hell in the morning and the last thing I want to do is get out of bed. But I always feel better when I push myself to exercise. That’s why I’ve organized some tips to help you get moving on those days when it’s the last thing you want to do. To read more click here!
Archives for August 2014
For people who have celiac disease, gluten is not exactly a laughing matter, however. Celiac is an intestine damaging disease, and 85 percent of sufferers go undiagnosed. At LIVESTRONG, gluten has been a popular topic over the past several years. We’ve published a number of articles on gluten, including “Gluten: Friend or Foe?” “15 Unexpected Foods That Contain Gluten,” “5 Reasons to Go Gluten-Free” and “Gluten-Free Is the Way for Me.” Still, the Kimmel segment highlights that there are a lot of people out there who don’t know what the heck gluten is. To help fix this, we created an infographic to help make it easier for everyone to understand what the deal is with gluten. We hope this infographic will help to solve all the confusing questions about gluten. (Gluten, by the way, is a protein found in wheat, rye, triticale and barley.) Print it and/or pin it and share it on Pinterest. That way, the next time a camera crew (or friend or family-member) asks questions about gluten, you’ll be prepared with an intelligent answer! To Read More Click Here!
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the following two words as such: In•ten•si•ty: 1: the quality or state of being intense; especially: extreme degree of strength, force, energy, or feeling 2: the magnitude of a quantity (as force or energy) per unit (as of area, charge, mass, or time) In•tense: 1 a: existing in an extreme degree <the excitement was intense> <intense pain> b: having or showing a characteristic in extreme degree <intense colors> 2: marked by or expressive of great zeal, energy, determination, or concentration <intense effort> 3 a: exhibiting strong feeling or earnestness of purpose <an intense student> b: deeply felt Now, for many years there has been a need by some to define high intensity training, better known as “H.I.T.” When definitions are offered, then there is an added need to re-define, clarify, explain and on and on. So, why is there so much confusion? It seems there are camps in the strength training world that are defined as HIT or non HIT. It’s “Us and Them”, “Them or Us”, why isn’t it just strength training? Well, I’ll tell you why. For the last few month’s I have been reading every certification groups strength and conditioning manuals that I can get my hands on and most of these are “non HIT”. The funny thing is that most of these certification courses and manuals don’t even agree with each other and one even attacks high intensity training in their certification manual. The truth as I see it with high intensity training is that it evolves. Arthur Jones got the ball rolling when he came up with the “Nautilus Principals.” In his writing he often mentioned “high intensity training” or training with a high intensity. The “Nautilus Principles” were guidelines for sensible and safe training. To read more click here! Thanks bodybuilding.com!
What, you ponder, do you have in common with bodybuilding greats like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Jay Cutler, or even with a successful fitness model like Whitney Reid? Each of those men, like you, had modest beginnings. None was born with six-pack abs and none came into this world with a 250-pound bench press. But like you, they had a desire for self-improvement and undertook resistance training as a means to build up their physique. All of these men committed serious mistakes along the way, but fortunately we’ve compiled a summary of the 10 most important training elements so that you, as a beginner, can learn from others’ errors. To get you started off right, we’ve also put together an eight-week full-body beginner’s program that’s built to challenge you as you get stronger. After that break-in period, you’ll have one more thing in common with those superstars: None of you will be a rank beginner any longer. To read more click here! Thanks bodybuilding.com!
If you listen to conventional bodybuilding and strength training wisdom, you probably believe that lifting for size and lifting for strength are totally separate endeavors. For decades, gurus and gym rats alike have been parroting the same old “3-5 reps for strength, 10-12 reps for size” mantra, and few people seem to question it. Have you ever seen a guy with huge legs, a broad back, and a massive chest who couldn’t put up some serious weight? On the other hand, how often do you see skinny guys lifting more than the experienced bodybuilders? Sure, you’ll see a 180-pound monster every now and again who can bench 405 or squat more than 600, but for the most part, size and strength go hand in hand. The truth is that training for size and training for strength are basically the same. Instead of thinking about any single rep range as a “strength builder” or “size builder,” use them all to your advantage to train every fiber in your body and elicit maximal growth! To read more click here! Thanks bodybuilding.com!