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Could this be the recipe for deflating the muffin top? A recent study compared three groups—those who ate a reduced-carbohydrate diet, those who combined the diet with strength training and those who combined the diet and strength-training with cardio workouts—and found that a three-tier approach was the most effective strategy to decrease abdominal fat. It's important to note that the exercises you choose and the effort you put into them really matter, says Marta Montenegro, a certified strength and conditioning coach who teaches exercise physiology at Florida International University. Instead of ho-hum treadmill-trotting and sit-ups, she recommends high-intensity workouts, which have been shown to be more effective at reducing the belly fat you can pinch with your hand, as well as the visceral fat that pads internal organs (which has been linked to metabolic disturbances and increased risk for cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes).
Montenegro put together this hard-core high-intensity workout based on the latest research, her work with clients and her own experience (that's her in the photos; those abs don't lie).
So how do some people do it? I am not sure actually. I do know that REAL fitness models have to eat strict all the time and when they have shoots they go SUPER strict. Even they go up and down but on a high level. They have to workout hours a day but it’s their job. And they make $ from it. Is it worth it for me to continue working out that many hours a day to maintain this look? Maybe if it were my job, I’d do it.If I were just a normal person, I don’t think I would. It really is a lot of work and I honestly feel like you need to get paid to put yourself through this!
Also, bikini and fitness competitors all have a competition weight and an off season weight. Everyone has one. Curtis says we need to find mine too. It’s just not natural or safe to stay so low in body fat and weight all year round. He said that when he was competing he’d go up 20-30lbs in the off season and then just shed back down when it was time to hit the stage
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HEY EVERYDAY PEOPLE!!! It's time to STAND and be IN TIME with members of SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE!!! Your MC OF DA FUNK, Edde Lanier will be hosting some time with The Family Stone as we catch up with what they're doing and what they've got planned for 2015. So book your time for Friday December 12, at 11:00PM EST and 08:00PM PST cause it's gonna be a FAMILY AFFAIR!!!
Pre-workout supplementation is a rather new concept. It was not long ago that pre-workout supplementation was just starting to gain popularity. Luckily, in recent years much research has been done on the subject and many discoveries have been made that can benefit hard training lifters.The benefits of taking pre-workout supplements are numerous and can propel your workouts to new levels.
Pre-workout supplementation is designed to:
Decrease muscle breakdown during training
Increase protein synthesis
Improve energy and focus
Improve nutrient delivery and assimilation
Increase metabolic rate (fat burning)
Create an optimal hormonal environment
The attempt to spot-reduce body fat. It should be dead and buried, but it lives on. It’s a pursuit that just doesn’t go away. Consumer ignorance, keen marketing, and blind faith keep it alive, but past research shows it’s impossible.
It’s time to add one more nail to the coffin.
For those of you who are not familiar, spot reduction means the attempt to remove subcutaneous body fat stores from specific areas of the body by performing exercises that target those areas. In example, a person who has an inordinate amount of fat stored on their sides above the hips ("love handles") may use a side-bend or an abdominal side-to-side twisting exercise in the attempt to torch those fat cells. By now we should know the reality of this endeavor. Performing those exercises may strengthen the muscular responsible for those movements, but they have negligible impact on reducing the amount of fat stored there, all other factors being equal.
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Huffington Post Columnist and the Author of Broken Places Rachel Thompson and Writer/Critic Bennet Pomerantz host media guests and talk varied subjects on Lets Talk
Rachel and Bennet's guest is Kelly Stone Gamble
Kelly Stone Gamble is the author of They Call Me Crazy, published November, 2014, from Red Adept Publishing. Gamble’s work, both fiction and non-fiction has appeared in a variety of publications including Red Earth Review, Tower Journal, Family Fun, and Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her fiction has won awards from Writers Weekly, Writers Courtyard, Women on Writing and the Ground Zero Literary Project. She holds a Master of Arts in Humanities from California State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Gamble is an Instructor for Southeastern Oklahoma State University and lives in Idabel, Oklahoma.
Priority #1: Whey Protein Powder
Why it made the list: Whey tops the list of mass-gain supplements because it's the most crucial for pushing protein synthesis. Whey is a milk protein that has a high level of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs, No. 4 on our list). Bottom line: Whey takes the crown because it digests fast and gets to your muscles rapidly to start building muscle. Whey also contains peptides (small proteins) that increase blood flow to the muscles. This is why we always recommend consuming whey protein immediately after training.
How to maximize its effects: Take 20 grams of whey protein powder in the 30 minutes before working out, and take 40 grams within 60 minutes after training. Also consider taking 20-40 grams of whey immediately upon waking every morning to kick-start muscle growth. Your best bet is to choose a whey powder that contains whey protein hydrolysates (whey protein broken down into smaller fragments for faster digestion) or whey protein isolate.
Clenbuterol Short-term Side-effects
The short-term side-effects of clenbuterol in humans have largely been determined through accidental overdoses from eating clenbuterol-tainted meat. Short-term side-effects include the following:
Hypertension (increased blood pressure)
Increased heart rate
Tremors (shakiness especially marked in hands)
Most of the above side-effects diminish when clenbuterol has been expelled from the body. However, the long-term effects of clenbuterol in humans are less well understood.
There are no human drug safety tests and information is obtained from incidents such as those in Spain in 1994, when 140 people were reportedly hospitalized and in China in September 2006 in which 330 people were poisoned due to eating meat that had been contaminated with clenbuterol. Information is also gained from isolated case studies of those using clenbuterol for its weight loss effects.
Carbs can help boost your mood.
Researchers suspect that carbs promote the production of serotonin, a feel-good brain chemical. In a study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, people who followed a very low carbohydrate diet for a year—which allowed only 20 to 40 grams of carbs daily, about the amount in just 1⁄2 cup of rice plus one piece of bread—experienced more depression, anxiety and anger than those assigned to a low-fat, high-carb diet that focused on low-fat dairy, whole grains, fruit and beans.
Reason 2: Carbs can help prevent weight gain—and even promote weight loss.
Gallup research shows that 70% of American workers are either disengaged from work or hate their job. Join us to uncover techniques used by one ofthe nation's leading resiliency building firms to improve workforce productivity. Zach Stone, Chief Strategy Officer, Red Kite Project shares his expertise on fostering healthy culture, creating meaning, and top mistakes that get in the way of organizational success.
Zach Stone, Chief Strategy Officer, Red Kite Project
Red Kite Projects help innovative companies in healthcare, transit and crisis management fields that struggle with employee burnout, high absenteeism, and performance problems, so they can improve the resiliency of their workforce, and improve their bottom line.
Zach Stone holds a degree in Counseling and Behavioral Health from Drexel University and certificates in crisis intervention, victim/offender conferencing, addiction studies, and human services. He specializes in resiliency building, conflict management, and violence prevention. Zach Stone has spent the last decade as a mediator, facilitator, and corporate trainer and coach. He has worked in a variety of environments including the prison system, government, universities, NPO's, and corporations. He has presented lectures and workshops on a variety of topics to many organizations, including the International Coaching Federation, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and University of Pennsylvania. He is on staff at Drexel University in the Behavioral Health Counseling department.
April 11, 2015
THE SOUTH AFRICA PROJECT on ANN is the Radio Program of the South Africa Project.
Host Monica Stone and Morris Gulett exposes the ongoing genocide and ethnic cleansing in South Africa which the Jewish controlled “mainstream media refuses to cover.
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"It has been compared that 1 stroke with the hot stones is equivalent to 10 Swedish massage strokes. Thus Hot Stone Therapy is calculated to be ten times deeper, take ten times less effort, last ten times longer and increase the therapist's practice by ten times"
Isn't that incredible? Join Melissa Corbit and I as we discuss why our clients flock to this service over and over, and how our personal longevity as a care professional can benefit when we learn how to put heated stone therapy into practice.