Tag Archives: Tips

4 Slim Down Tips for any Special Event.

9 Oct

TIP 1.  Eat for fuel not for fun.  Watch the eating out.  If you do, sauce on the side, go for a lean meat with steamed veggies, always ask “no butter, no oil, as healthy as can be please”. You would be shocked at what junk a restaurant will put in your food for flavoring.  DO NOT skip your breakfast! Food before coffee.  Split your lunch into two portions, separate the feedings by 2 hours.  Cut the carbs in the evening. Eating 6 small meals a day will increase your metaboic rate and burn more calories throughout the day.  This is a good start.

TIP 2.  Workout to intensity.  Find your workout intensity, push through the discomfort.  If you are feeling the burn then you are doing it right. 40 mins weight resistance program, 20 mins interval cardio. 1 hour at the gym max!

TIP 3.  Add morning cardio.  After breakfast hit the  streets for a morning jog, or attack the stairs at your house.  Up quickly, down slowly, this is ideal interval cardio.

TIP 4.  Lemon your water.  There are so many benefits to putting lemon in your water.  Most important it burns more calories. Also relieves many digestion problems. Great for the skin with it’s anti-aging properties.  It can remove wrinkles and blackheads, Toothache or bad breath – Lemon water will help.  Tonsil issues, gargle lemon water frequently.  With it’s high potassium content, lemon water can help control high blood pressure.  It has been known to cure respiratory problems, breathing problems and helps someone suffering from asthma.  Lemons can treat rheumatism and arthritis as it’s a diuretic and flushes out bacteria and toxins.

Crunches & Sit-ups DO NOT burn stomach fat

6 Sep

CRUNCHES AND SIT-UPS DO NOT BURN STOMACH FAT!!! I don’t care how many you do, the sit-ups and crunches will never work! Your Abs are there,  they are just covered by a layer of fat.  Let’s attack the Fat with proper cardio. The two best forms of cardio for this are: 1) Running, running requires motion from your entire body, every muscle is activated.  Running burns calories faster than any exercise out there. 2) Stairs, walking up stairs not only gets our heart rate elevated and burning fat, it also is a killer resistance training workout for our legs.  Which will boost your natural testosterone guys, giving you more muscle building, fat burning potential, and as a bonus boosting your libido.  It’s a win, win, win situation.

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Today’s Tip: “THE WORLD IS YOUR GYM” – Clean House and Shape Up!

7 Aug

OK, let’s put a BOUNCE IN OUR STEP.  Get excited!  Just motivating your day with energy and enthusiasm will start you on your fitness path.

Do you have chores around the house?  Let’s try lunges and squats in between picking up those toys.  How about a dirty kitchen?  Let’s see how quickly we can clean up that mess.  Let’s do some calf raises while folding laundry.  We can play with the kids outside, like doing some jumping jacks.  How about walking your kids to school and jogging or speed walking back home listening to some of your favorite tunes?  Do you have stairs?  Climb them.  What about while watching some evening T.V.? Try stretching, or doing some couch sitting squats.  Turn your regular day into a fitness day.

Too many people, especially women, try and control their weight (size) by under eating.  This NEVER works. You may have a skinny body, but it will be an unhealthy one that is not capable of sustaining vital activity or longevity.  Eat your small portioned breakfast, divide your lunch into two small portions, and separate them by 3 hours. Eat your carb free dinner, and have 2 protein small snacks in the day.  This totals 6 times during the day you should be consuming food.  It works. Keep the portions down, but eat them often.

Suck on this Tip!

1 Aug

Eat or drink something too hot? Relieve a torched trap by sucking on a banana!

 

 

 

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!

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

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.

Your Baby is your trainer – Another exercise for moms

13 Apr

When performing these lunges make sure the focus of your movement is to the corners rather then straight forward, this is to help avoid any pressure put on those precious little legs and feet of your little one.

Aim for 100 using the right leg forward (corner) and back (corner).  And 100 using the left leg forward (corner) and back (corner).