Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Work out your way to good health

In today's world where you cannot bank upon the quality of any food you eat, exercising daily is the best way to survive a disease. Your fitness is something which you can rely on. Yes it is true. If you take the example of diabetes which was a disease of the old people is no more limited to them, as more and more young people are coming in the grips of this really dreadful disease. You can even find kids suffering from this disease. When this disease is diagnosed in a person, the doctor asks to walk or jog for exercise. Why? Just because exercising is one way to get rid of this disease. Diet is also important but again you cannot rely on the food and everything is adulterated especially in countries like India where corruption has deeper roots than any other country in the world. So what saves you again is proper and routine exercise, lifestyle modification, and nutritious diet. So my friend everything is still in your hands. Just work out your way to good health on your own and wake up before the disease knocks on your doors.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fashion for women fitness enthusiasts

When we talk about fitness, women are not behind men but when we talk about fashion, men don't even stand in front of women and when this deadly combination, i.e., women, fashion, and fitness gets united, then the result is mindblowing.



Actually according to today's trend, all three words, women, fashion, and fitness have a great meaning for teenagers. If you want to look trendy, you need to be fit and if you are fit, you appeal and fashion suits you. Isn't this great. What do you say?

How many push ups can you do in one breathe?

How many push ups can you do in one go? This was the question we used to ask to each other while in the gym when we were teenagers but I was so glad to hear this question again by a fitness enthusiast of my age in my office. Now I am 32 but still the memories of pumping 150 pushups in 5 go's amaze me a lot. I have tried several times but I am not able to go from more than 35 in one go let it be the busy schedule at the office and writing on my laptop at home or whatever it is but it is true that I need to remember my good old days and start doing all those activities that I used to do. Isn't my story just like you. Oh it's not exactly the same but if you were an old fitness enthusiast and not able to hit the gym now then this must be a coincidence.




So for me I think it is best to maintain body, as inactivity is a disease and always remember those "short bursts of stress to maintain weight" that I told you yesterday. Anyways, this is my push up story, would like to read yours now.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Short bursts of stress help you maintain weight throughout the day

Have you ever imagined that running upstairs in your office when you have got late for the client meeting can help you maintain weight. Yes it is right. In fact each and every short activity where you stress out physically not only help you lose little calories but also helps you develop a good metabolism. Even running between metro stations to catch the train running upstairs and then downstairs help you get rid of extra fat. This is good for people who have no time to hit the gym or go to the park in the morning for walk and exercise.



Although it is not possible for everyone to perform exercises in the office because of less availability of space or time but no one will point you out when you will be running upstairs and downstairs. Just leave the escalators and help yourself maintain a healthy body. I hope you will remember my advice and start doing this on a daily basis to maintain weight.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Home Gym Workout schedule

So you don’t have time to go to a gym and bought a home gym for yourself. Now what? What you will do with your home gym, just start doing any type of exercise or do you have a schedule. This is where the hub page I am going to write today will help. You know bodybuilding is all about discipline and a schedule. Every great bodybuilder follows a schedule as without a schedule you reach nowhere. So below you can find the best workout schedule for your home gym:



MONDAY

Chest:

-Pushups with handles: 2 sets of max reps each

-Flat bench press 3 sets 8 to 10 reps each (starting weight 70kg)

Last set 2 reps with very heavy weight (like 90 kg)

-Cable cross flyes: 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps each



Back:

-Pullups/chinups: 3 sets of max each

-Lat pulldowns: 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps each



TUESDAY

Biceps:

-Barbell curls: 2 sets of 8 reps and last set of <8 with heavy weight and cheating

-Preacher curls: 3 sets of 8 reps each

-Street curls (using body weight): 3 sets of 8-10 reps each



Forearms:

-Seated dumbbell/barbell curls: 3 sets of 10 reps each

-Reverse barbell curls: 3 sets of 10 reps each



WEDNESDAY

Calf:

-Seated calf raises: 3 sets of 10 reps each

-Standing calf raises: 4 sets of 8-10 reps each

-Donkey calf raises: 3 sets of 10 reps each



Thighs:

-Barbell half squats: 4 sets of 10 reps each (starting weight 100 kg)



THURSDAY:

Triceps:

Cable extensions: 3 sets of 10 reps each

Cable pushdowns: 3 sets of 10 reps each



FRIDAY

Biceps



SATURDAY

Chest

&

Shoulder:

Seated barbell press: 3 sets of 10 reps each

Lateral deltoid raises: 3 sets of 10 each



SUNDAY

Rest we should give at least 3 days rest to our body for recovery and relaxing i.e. 48 hours gap for the repetition of every exercise. Less and smart workouts show better and fast results. If you look at the previous schedule I published and the above both of them follow the same rule, i.e., NEVER overwork the muscle. You would not get the desired response if you overwork. Sometimes, the muscle may never grow later on or else you can get serious injuries like tendonitis, etc. So give rest of 48 hours for the muscle you have just done today.



So above was the home gym workout schedule. I hope you have found it easy to read and simple enough to follow throughout this month. Happy bodybuilding…



Also read:Home Workouts - Why not start working out at home

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Herbal Pills versus Synthetic Diet Pills

There are thousands of people around the world who want to lose weight but most of them depend on diet pills for weight loss. The true fact is that these diet pills do not help achieve long-term weight loss and they also carry a lot of side effects and risks to health. Some people using these diet bills that contain synthetic agents on a constant basis have reported bloating, nausea, decreased libido, and some have encountered heart-related issues with the weight loss diet pills.

Unfortunately, most notable side effect of diet pills is the return of already lost weight. This is the reason why it is always recommended to use natural weight loss supplements instead of artificial pills for healthy weight loss.

Herbal pills have little or no side effects. Rather herbal supplements provide nutritional support for our body. Some herbal pills help in natural depletion of appetite and some enhance metabolism to help eliminate toxins from our body. Taking herbal pills combined with balanced and nutritious diet and starting an exercise regime is the right way to lose weight naturally.

Diet Pills versus Herbs for Healthy Weight Loss

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Why exercise is important for health?

Importance of diet and exercise

Exercising is essential for health of every individual. The best way to distress our body is to start exercising. Engaging in exercise on a daily basis is the best way to enhance growth and metabolism. Performing exercise at least 30 minutes on a regular basis gives us 5 times healthier body than never doing any exercise.



By exercising, it doesn’t mean that you need to join a gym and follow the advice of a gym instructor. Though it is better to do this, but if you don’t have time, you can walk, jog, or do warm-ups daily to maintain a healthy body.


If you don’t find time for exercise, then you can engage in activities similar to exercises such as using the staircase instead of a lift in the office, taking a brief walk after having your meals, etc.


Whatever way you choose, your ultimate goal should be moving around for physical activity whenever possible. A recent trend among fitness enthusiasts is walking inside shopping malls for exercise. This trend has also been helpful for individuals who are not able to find a suitable place for exercise.


A person can reduce weight with exercise, but to do this, one needs to be consistent with the workout regime followed by a nutritious and healthy diet.


Unfortunately, a few people think that dieting alone will help them lose weight, but it is not true because dieting will only reduce fat around body for a short duration and as soon as you will stop dieting, you will again accumulate all the reduced fat around body. Plus it is important to combine dieting with exercise if you want to achieve real weight loss.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

What to look for in a treadmill?

Many people when initially set out to lose weight, try to start it from home. It is common knowledge for all that running or walking is the best exercise and the best way to lose weight. It is for this reason most people who can afford it set out to buy a treadmill. But not many know what to look for when getting their treadmill. There are many kinds of treadmills available in the market ranging from many cheaper models to expensive models. In the older days, there were models, which were not electrical, and you had to run on them manually. But with the rise in better technologies, automated electrical treadmills have surfaced which make you exercise more efficiently.

The first thing you need to make sure from your treadmill is that the machine you are getting is worth the money you are spending. Do not get fooled with all the extra gadgetry that they have installed just for show, which is of no use to you.

Make sure that the treadmill that you get has safety features, which can be very important at times. Make sure it has an option, which shows a clear indication of how good your vitals are. Strenuous exercises can sometimes harm you and you need to know when that happens. The safety features will come very handy when that happens.

When you plan to buy a treadmill, make sure you also plan on using it. Don't buy it if you just want to showcase it to your friends as a decoration piece. Because it is not that. Make sure the model you choose is detailed in giving you an efficient exercise even if it does not have many fancy features that you do not even need.

It is preferable if you get a treadmill, which is portable. It is much easier to move it around at your own luxury then. It is always a better option to test the treadmill before actually buying it so that you can make the right choice for you. Therefore, it is always not a very good option to buy this machine over the Internet.

Written by Fred Roberts with  Insanity Workout shop. In order to snap up Shaun T's Most popular DVDs then click Insanity Workout .

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fitness Benefits of Twitter

You might be wondering that how stupid is this post or how stupid is the person who is writing this blog post, but when I will explain you the fitness benefits of twitter, you will stop thinking like this. Like many benefits of twitter, yes twitter has also got health and fitness benefits including:

1. Opening a twitter account and receiving updates on health and news on fitness and sports.
2. Getting in touch via twitter with people who are fitness enthusiasts.
3. Receiving tips via fitness friends on twitter regarding fitness exercises, diet, vitamins, supplements, etc.
4. Getting always on top of other fitness lovers in your office when it comes to sharing new information about fitness such as launch of a new fitness equipment, a newly discovered exercise routine, new fitness workout techniques, etc.

Now tell me if I am wrong in saying that there are fitness benefits of twitter.

Are you on twitter? What are the benefits of Twitter?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Weight Gain For Women Using Supplements

Many women these days are going through a phase where they need to gain weight. This does sound a bit odd as most of you would think that the trend is backwards. Well it is true that most women want to lose weight, there still are many who want to gain weight. Being fat is not the only thing that is harmful to your health. Being too thin also has a lot of ill effects on your body and on your lifestyle. Weight gain for women can be achieved counting and increasing the amount of calories and taking up different exercises. In addition to that, there are numerous supplements available, which greatly help in increasing weight.

Protein is very important for strengthening of the muscles. If you achieve weight gain results mostly by fat content, that is not advisable. Fat is not good for your health and for your body. Weight gain on the other hand achieved from strong muscles is really appropriate. Proteins that can be taken as supplements for weight gain can include whey protein, casein, and egg protein or a blend of all proteins.

Another very important supplement for women can be weight gainer. It is a combination of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. They are ideal if you plan on increasing the calorie content of the body. Weight gainers are natural and therefore harmless. If you cannot afford to buy weight gainers in the market, you can also make them at home.

Another major supplement for weight gain is the multivitamin. No weight gain is possible if your vitamin intake and your vitamin content in the body are not proper and sufficient. Vitamins are necessary for all the jobs that are performed in your body and hence should be properly regulated at all costs.

Written by Ellen Davis via  Insanity Workout DVD store. To make sure you get hold of Shaun T's Hottest workouts visit get insanity  .

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Jumping ropes and weight resistance equipment

More and more people are entering the bodybuilding scene and a great increase in the followers of body fitness has been observed in the recent times. Many people are coming up with the wish to keep their bodies fit and smart. Normally this urge comes after they see other people who are fit and are always being awed at by other people. They feel that they should also get the same response from the people in their surroundings and they should also be eligible to the same satisfaction criteria.

It is for this reason they start going on diets. They make sure they get the most balanced diets there is. They make sure they have the optimum amount of intake of all the nutrients that are required by their body and that they also lead a healthy and prosperous life.

But all these people who follow such practices and have such wishes also know that this is not possible without proper exercise. Some of them being more determined, turn to exercises, which are not just physical but also require some machine or tool to facilitate in their muscle building.

There are many exercise tools available. Jumping ropes is one of them. This is an excellent exercise tool to help shed off those extra fats and is also great for strengthening the lower body and leg muscles. This tool is also not that expensive. It is just a strong rope with two handles at each end to hold it from. It is available in any fitness shop for just a few dollars. The proper execution of different exercise routines is compulsory to get the most out of it.

Another very normally used exercise equipment is the weight resistance tool. They normally contain dumbbells and different weights which focus on different muscles when used in particular exercises in particular ways. They are normally not as expensive as larger machines but are a little expensive. They are normally used after graduating from free hand exercises. It is normally advised to use them under the supervision of the instructor as they can cause serious injuries if improperly used.

Crafted by Brenda White with your Insanity Workout shop. To be able to get Shaun T's Current workout DVDs take a look at shaun t insanity workout  .

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Building Muscle Quickly

Everybody wants to build muscle but unfortunately there just isn't that much time in the day for many people. Because of this it seems everybody is hunting for the ultimate solution to building muscle quickly and unfortunately there just isn't an answer at this time. Each person's body builds muscle in a unique way so there just isn't a single one workout fits all approach that can be used by everyone.

Many people believe that simply loading up on protein is the best way to build muscle; in many cases that is a very quick way to go about it but only if your body reacts in a positive way to the protein boost. It's also important to consider the type of workout or weight lifting you are doing too; many weightlifting routines simply aren't effective at building certain muscles and as a result they are probably wasting your time.

If you want to find out what the quickest and most effective way for you to build muscle then there are really only two options. The most basic way to determine this is to simply try a variety of workout routines and diets until you find one that works as quickly as you desire. Obviously this could take quite a few attempts and in the process you could waste weeks or months; eventually however you will in fact find the most effective method for you to continue using. The other alternative is to consult a professional trainer or workout advisor that will be able to help pinpoint exactly what you need to do to accomplish the things you want to accomplish. Probably the biggest downside to this is that it can be very costly and the results still aren't guaranteed to happen immediately. As long as you're willing to work patiently and diligently with a trainer you will eventually be able to build muscle quickly and effectively using a finely tuned diet and workout regimen that your trainer worked out.

In the end it really all comes down to expectation. If you are hoping to become incredibly buff in a few short weeks then basically any diet or workout plan you try is going to provide results that are below your expectation. However, if you go into your workout with the hopes of finding a completely attainable goal then you'll likely be able to find a method that does in fact work well for you. No matter what anybody tells you online there just isn't any incredibly fast way to build muscle so you'll need to be patient and diligent with your workout methods. Eventually things will start to work out for you as long as you are patient and keep actively working on your muscle building plan. Most important you should always consult a trainer or expert about your workout plan in order to make sure everything is safe and healthy; there is no sense in risking your well being just to build a little bit of extra muscle.

Paul is a professional sports writer. Currently he works on a project called Sundhed for a Danish health magazine.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Home Workout Details And Video: Plyometric Cardio And Abs Workout Details And Video

Workout Details:

Session Duration: 20 minutes (4 rounds of video)

You Need:

Heart-rate Monitor
Mat / Towel
Water

Exercises:
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Locomotion
  • Inferno
  • Air Bike
  • Sumo stance Plyo Squats
  • Lying Leg Raise
  • Airborne Heisman
  • Renegade Twist
Stretching (at the end of training session)

Note: All exercises are 10 reps each.
Land on the ball of the foot while doing plyometric moves

You cannot do the workout if you have:

► Back Pain
► Joint, tendon, or muscular pain
► A Heart condition
► Lung diseases (asthma, emphysema, etc.






Tuesday

Warmup

set 1
Lunges + Bicep Curls together
squat + Front/side Raise Together
Calf raise + Overhead Press Together
Pushups
Plank
Abs crunches
Deadlifts
Tricep Extension

Jumping Jacks then repeat sets 2 times

Thursdays

Lunges + Bicep Curls together
squat + Front/side Raise Together
Calf raise + Overhead Press Together
chest Press
Side raise
Lat Pulldown
Seated cable rows
Oblique crunches
Tricep kickbacks

Jumping Jacks then repeat sets 2 times

Saturday: weight training workout video @ home

1. Lunge + tricep kickback + bicep curl + side laterals.

Means you lunge one leg forward, remaining in that stance, lean upper body forward and do a kick back with both arms, straighten upper body, do a curl (both arms) and hold at 90 degrees, do side laterals. Then bring rear leg forward and complete the lunge. You can substitute the side laterals with a shoulder press.

2. Squat + Shoulder Press

3. Squat + Dumbbell Front Raise

4. Dumbbell curl + dumbbell shoulder press

5. Romanian Deadlift + Db Curl + Db Side Laterals

6. Lunges + Db Side Laterals

7. Bent over Db Rows

8. Body weight moves

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Intense Shoulder Workouts

Find out the TRUTH about how to get lean and ripped with shorter and effective workouts. Make sure you aren’t performing the same set of workouts again and again. Give one exercise at least two to three weeks to allow progression, and then move on to another that works the same muscle, but from a slightly changed angle. By doing so will promote best results and prevent workout boredom. So if you want to keep making progress and keep seeing changes in your body, you've got to start switching things up.


Shoulder Exercises:

Developing muscular shoulders will make a huge difference in how broad you appear, so it’s important to set aside a good amount of time during your workouts to this body part. Some of you will choose to perform shoulders on the same day, they do chest since the shoulders are worked vaguely when doing the chest exercises, while others will work shoulders with back or on their own day altogether. Here are some intense and effective shoulder workouts.

The most accepted compound exercise for the shoulders is a shoulder press, which can be performed with a barbell or a set of dumbbells.



If using a barbell, you can perform the press moving behind the neck or in front of the neck for variety. A different variation some people are fond of is the Dumbbell Arnold Press: You rotate the arms as you progress, moving the weights from the front of the shoulders to the top position over the head.

There are also a number of isolated shoulder exercises you can perform to aim specific muscles in this muscle group. Normally, most people are slightly weaker on these exercises, so do expect to see a slight decline in the weight lifted. The exercises to focus on incorporate front and side lateral dumbbell raises, upright rows, shoulder cable flyes, and the reverse pec deck. So change up your workout routine so you can keep your body guessing to accelerate the results process.

Published by Samuel Smith with the P90X store. To help pick up Tony Horton's Hottest videos visit p90x workout  .

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Taking protein bars

I am new to bodybuilding. I want to add weight and develop a good physique. Right now, I am just drinking Protinex. I want to know how to get protein bars. I have not seen them in shops. Can anyone help me with other kind of protein supplements?

Taking protein bars depends on the duration you have started your workout. It is advisable not to take any supplements for the first few months after you started going to Gym .You muscles will tighten and will become a little big in size and then they will reach the threshold. This is the right time for taking supplements. Rather to gain bulk, try having some 15 egg whites everyday after the workout or have it with your lunch. This should get you going.

Try the oval shaped stuff – eggs
Why protein bars and stuff? Go the natural way. Break an egg, get the white into a glass of hot boiling milk and there you have got all the protein you need. The same stuff twice a day will take care of your protein and weight gaining needs. This is what helped my very slim cousin gain 15 kgs in 7 months time plus some heavy workouts as well.