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While there is no accurate timetable to seeing results you can generally feel results happening on day one. Are you sore? Results are coming. Are you hungry? Ditto. As your body adapts to exercise, you are making internal changes, meaning results are on the way. Your body will resist the change. That's because its natural defense (law of homeostasis) is to protect the state it's in, even if that state is unhealthy. Its response to this is to fight it with hormonal releases. How well it adapts varies with every single individual, which is why we are constantly advising people not to look at their scale all the time and, instead, trust measurements and pictures. Some people start seeing results in a few days. Others may take many weeks. And none of that matters because the healthy lifestyle will always win in the end. If you keep at it, train hard, and eat well, your body will—absolutely, as it has no choice—change over time. Stay consistent for long enough and you'll look like a Greek statue. It's a physiological law.
Bodybuilding competitions require a certain level of physical and mental discipline. Have you been to a show? Before you even begin the hard journey, find the nearest local show and check it out. Look around... in the audience alone should be a level of bodybuilders with great physiques. Watch the category you want to compete in. Interesting Huh?
One other note that is very, very important - I have gone to many shows since 1988 when I started, and there is always one constant, the individual who is on stage that everyone in the audience is laughing at. I'm sorry about being straight, but "competitive" bodybuilding is NOT what most think bodybuilding is.
You should NOT get on stage just because you dieted - it is "crucial" that your physique actually be ready for stage presentation. Bodybuilding competition is NOT for the individual who just finished their "Biggest Loser" trek and thinks that's a good reward or the individual who has only lifted for one month and gets up there with those trying to be a "real" bodybuilder.
1. Change your lifestyle.
When you go on a "program" to lose body fat, you may set yourself up for failure. A program implies an endpoint, which is when most people return to their previous habits. If you want to lose fat and keep it off, make changes that you can live with indefinitely. Don't over-restrict calories, and find an exercise program that adequately challenges you, provides progression and offers sufficient variety so that you can maintain it for years to come.
2. Drink more water.
Water is the medium in which most cellular activities take place, including the transport and burning of fat. In addition, drinking plenty of calorie-free water makes you feel full and eat less. Drink at least 1 ounce of water per 2 pounds of bodyweight a day (that's 100 ounces for a 200-pound person). Keep a 20-ounce water bottle at your desk, fill it five times a day, and you're set.
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As far as the amount of carbohydrates your body requires, this will vary from person to person depending on a number of things (age, weight, height, body type, activity level, job, sleep etc). As far as eliminating them completely, whether in a bulking, fat loss, sports conditioning phase I would NEVER do that. Carbohydrates are essentially your bodies primary source of fuel, if you restrict carbohydrates for a long duration(2-3+) there is an immense possibility for your body to enter a catabolic state, meaning your muscle cells have been depleted of glycogen, and you are tapping into your muscle storage for energy.
One method to work with is carbohydrate cycling, this is when you lower your carb intake for up to 2-3 days MAX and then refeed again after that to maintain an anabolic state(hypertrophy and fat loss).
Personally I do not carb cycle anymore, I utilzing a method called "carbohydrate timing", where you eat a large amount of carbs at the correct time of the day(morning, pre workout, post workout) rather then at night or other times during the day where it is not required and may be stored as fat.
The nauseating belief has been that to obtain larger and stronger muscles athletes should use heavier resistance. To achieve “toned” muscles and endurance, athletes should go with lighter resistance. Do your muscles grow better with heavier resistances as opposed to lighter resistances? What type of development do you obtain with different levels of resistances? I'm biting my tongue on this one. Regardless, what is your opinion?
Light and heavy weights are relative terms determined by the number of repetitions you can complete in a given exercise and the weight’s relative percentage of one-rep maximum, or 1 RM. (The one-rep maximum is the maximum amount of weight you can lift in a single repetition of a given exercise.) If you can finish more than 12 repetitions with a given weight, the weight is considered light. This typically corresponds to about 50 percent of 1 RM. However, if you can complete fewer than eight repetitions -- corresponding to greater than 75 percent of 1 RM -- it is considered a heavy weight. Whether a weight is light or heavy is also determined by the exercise itself. For example, while a 15-pound dumbbell could be a light weight for biceps curls, the same weight would be considered heavy for lateral deltoid raises. You should get a doctor's approval before beginning any exercise regimen.
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Tip #1 -
Allow your child to play with her food.
Yes, you heard me right. Trying something new can be a challenge to small children. Allow them to use all their senses to explore new and sometimes strange fruits and vegetables. Let him hold the kiwi and treat it as a ball before you cut it and let him eat the green inside. Let her pretend to color with the celery stick before she tries it.
Tip #2 -
Encourage your child to be creative with their food.
Make fruit salad into a smiley face. Use two grape halves as the eyes, a strawberry half as the nose and an orange slice as the mouth. Try ants on a log. If the child is over two, place peanut butter on a banana that has been sliced lengthwise. Sprinkle raisins over the sticky peanut butter to represent the ants. You can also replace the banana with a celery stick.
Tip #3 -
Read stories to your children about food.
This age group loves to spend time listening to their parents read to them. Take advantage of this. Not only will this help their cognitive abilities but can also help them to try healthy foods.
Trying to introduce a protein rich egg, read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.
Oliver's Vegetables, Rabbit Food or any Veggie Tales book is great while introducing new vegetables.
Alligator Arrived with Apples or Oliver's Fruit Salad helps to get new fruit down. You may even want to play the game Hi, Ho Cherrio, too.
Wanting your little one to like whole grains, try If You Give A Pig A Pancake, If You Give A Moose A Muffin or The Little Red Hen.
Helps Keep Your Immune System Humming
“Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert.
People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other intruders. Researchers at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania found that college students who had sex once or twice a week had higher levels of the a certain antibody compared to students who had sex less often.
You should still do all the other things that make your immune system happy, such as:
Get enough sleep.
Keep up with your vaccinations.
Use a condom if you don’t know both of your STD statuses.
2. Boosts Your Libido
Longing for a more lively sex life? “Having sex will make sex better and will improve your libido,” says Lauren Streicher, MD. She is an assistant clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.
For women, having sex ups vaginal lubrication, blood flow, and elasticity, she says, all of which make sex feel better and help you crave more of it.
3. Improves Women's Bladder Control
A strong pelvic floor is important for avoiding incontinence, something that will affect about 30% of women at some point in their lives.
Good sex is like a workout for your pelvic floor muscles. When you have an orgasm, it causes contractions in those muscles, which strengthens them.
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Tonight Pop Art Painter, Jamie Roxx (www.JamieRoxx.us) welcomes back Country and Americana Singer James Robert Webb.
James is a Nashville recording artist and rising singer-songwriter. Not only does he sing and write, he plays multiple instruments including piano, guitar and drums.
A former all-state jazz pianist, James organically blends the best of American music genres to create a unique and refreshing take on country. Standing at 6 foot 5 inches before the boots, he is literally heads and shoulders above most artists. Catch him at a local live performance and see how engaging this Tulsa native is.
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