Archive | July, 2014

Earbuds are expensive to replace! Protect them with this TIP.

29 Jul

The number one way of thrashing your headphones is how you store them. This is a cool tip that will keep your buds bad ass not to mention clean. Recycle an old mint tin or card case to keep your earphones sound.  How do you like them apples, no more banged up olufsons!

Don’t SCREW your workout by wearing a GLOVE

28 Jul

I have no love for wearing a glove during your workouts. Not only are they a breeding ground for bacteria and fungus, they do not protect your hands from callousing. They kill your grip strength on pulling exercises and can add inches to already thick bars making it even harder. They can screw your technique.

The thickness of the gloves can make it difficult to keep the bar close to your wrist on bench and press leading to rolling of the wrists which causes injury. The only time I play it safe and wear a glove is if it’s freezing conditions or I have an abrasion so I don’t get an infection. If you are worried about rough palms then Brandon says, ” Get a manicure!” So next time you lift, do it bare!

Are your gym shoes getting a little rancid? Here’s a “FRESH” tip.

26 Jul

 

How do your gym shoes “rank”???

Are your runners getting a little rancid? An easy solution, besides my fit favorite anti- fungal orthotic insoles Life Step by Dr. Joseph, is Tea Tree oil!  You can put 20 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle with one cup of water. Shake well then spray away the rank in your shoes. For an double dose of deodorizer spray on your feet when you get out of the shower. Let your shoes and feet dry completely before sporting. After all it was the dank that made you stank!

Nuts About (or in) Your Car

25 Jul
Car rides can often times be boring, when we get bored we usually gravitate towards the action of eating. There is nothing nutty about always keeping a bag of raw Almonds in your car. Almonds are a great source and combination of fat and protein that are much lower in calories than many other nuts and healthier than most foods we grab to satisfy hunger cravings.

 

Your stomach and your abs will thank you for those nuts.

 

Practice good posture in & out of the gym with these alignment tips.

24 Jul

Give yourself a standing ovation!

Good Posture – slumped shoulders and lethargic movements often times are signs of low self confidence.  Practice good posture in and out of the gym and you will feel more confident. Good posture and holding your body in perfect alignment during your workout will help protect your joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Generally speaking this posture can be followed as such:
-Stand shoulder width apart
-Feet parallel
-Knees slightly bent
-Slightly tucked pelvis
-Chest elevated (tits up)
-Shoulders gently pressed down away from the ears and drawn back behind you.
-Good punching wrist position.
-Jaw slightly opened

RADIANT SKIN BY JUST ADDING MINT @brandonliberati tip

7 Jul

FRESH FACED

Want an easy trick to a fabulous dewy complexion? Drink water with fresh organic mint! One glass a day of this lively libation is all it takes. For a more intense  effect, boil the mint leaves in water and then put in the ice box to cool. This will bring your skin radiant enjoyMINT!

 

 

 

Make your own SUNSCREEN

3 Jul

FUNSCREEN!

Here’s a quick and easy way to make your own sunscreen. Get a bottle of your favorite body lotion and or face lotion (that does NOT contain citrus oils!) and simply add a couple tablespoons of Zinc Oxide, then mix well. I will post an all home made version closer to summer. Now go have fun in the autumn and winter sun!

HOW TO GROOM YOUR SIDEBURNS

2 Jul

HOW TO CHOP YOUR CHOPS!

Most guys  have serious issues trimming their sideburns correctly. It is the difference between looking well-groomed and looking well…ridiculous . This is how to make them complement your face shape and cut.  Women help your guy out , I can’t be the only person noticing and bothered by this!!

SHORT- Stubbs that stop at the top of the ear..try these with a flattop or if you are 12.  Leave them their natural width but trim them frequently with an electric razor so they don’t get bushy. And if you have a big round face ( or have gone through puberty)  don’t go short or your face will only look rounder.

MEDIUM- Mid-length sideburns should be cropped right above the cartilage in the middle of your ear. I like to pair these burns with a basic short, tight back and sides cut.These don’t need as much attention as their pre pubescent counterpart. These look great with a little scruff and if your face is oval this is your burn. Anything longer and you might look like Mr. Ed.

LONG- If you have the look and the face to wear these fab chops (my fave) make sure they are done right. A great tip to use when shaping this burn is to mimic the cut of your jeans! Im a bootcut boy and flare slightly at the bottoms. Just don’t dip below the hollows of your cheeks. If you’re going retro then you can  let them grow past the bottom of your ear. Guys with square faces and a hairstyle with height on top ( pompadour, faux hawk) this mutton is a must.

GETTING EVEN- Most guys make the mistake of using their earlobes as a guide, but they’re not always at the same height! Instead, place your index fingers at the bottoms of your sideburns and imagine a line running between them across your face. Groom them every few days using a trimmer with a guard.