Monday, February 3, 2014

How to Make Your Boring Workouts Fun, Interesting, and More Effective

Let's face it: workouts can get boring... really boring. That's especially true if you do basically the same exercises and routines nearly every day (like 90% of us do).

Not only that, but your body will quickly adapt to the exercises, resistance levels, workouts, movements, etc you do on a regular basis. This will lead to plateaus, fewer "gains," and more fitness stagnation.

But with a little bit of creativity you can bring the fun back to your workout. You can challenge your body, get better results, and make yourself look forward to going to the gym again.

One of the best methods is to use simple pieces of exercise equipment in new ways. Dumbbells, kettlebells, ropes, heavy tires, and even sledgehammers are all great examples of low-tech items that can be used in an infinite variety of ways.

Here's a great example:

All that's required is a floor, a relatively small kettlebell (although almost any type of weight will work), and a length of rope (in this case a heavy duty "Battle Rope" was used but any relatively thick/strong rope will work). It's a very simple, fun, and extremely effective full body "functional strength" workout you can do almost anywhere!

More ways to make workouts fun.


What do you think about using creativity to make workouts more fun/interesting? Leave your comments below!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Video: 5 Basic Rules of one of the BEST Dieting Protocols for Fast Fat Loss

Hi! Welcome to 2014! We're gonna kick things off for the new year with what we consider to be one of the best diets for rapid fat loss and long-term weight maintenance...

We've become BIG fans of intermittent fasting in the past year. It can help you boost your energy, lose body fat fast, build and maintain lean muscle mass, and improve your overall health... all at the same time.

You definitely need to start off slow and follow some basic rules. Below you'll find a great video with 5 golden rules of "IF" dieting for beginners...


What do you think?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Holly Madison Has a New Diet!

Holly Madison of Playboy fame has just released a new diet designed to help women lost weight after pregnancy. The diet was created in tandem with the smart nutritionist at eDiets and is said to focus on veggies, fruits, low-fat proteins, healthy fats, and whole foods.

Holly recently lost about 30 pounds in just 6 weeks -- without doing intense workouts  -- after having her first child, so she obviously knows something about fast, healthy weight loss. Check out the video below to learn more...

Learn more about the new "Playboy Bunny" diet - including reviews and eating tips - here:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Natural HGH Boosting: Burn More Fat, Build More Muscle

Want to burn more fat, build more muscle, feel better, and have more energy? If you're older (over 50) do you want to protect/maintain the lean muscle you have while keeping body fat levels low? You can do all of that by boosting the amount of human growth hormone (HGH) circulating in your body. Here are some simple and practical tips for naturally boosting HGH levels without using drugs or expensive/dangerous/unproven diet supplements...

1. Exercise on an empty stomach -- Research has shown that working out on an empty stomach (in a "fasting" state) provides many fitness, muscle building, and fat loss benefits. It forces the body to tap into fat stores for energy while also causing hormonal steroid-like changes (allowing for simultaneous fat burning and muscle preservation/increase).

2. Do high-intensity, low-volume exercise often -- High-intensity cardio exercise and weight training causes the body to pump out extra growth hormone. HIIT-style strength training, where you do only a few "heavy" sets of compound exercises (e.g. squats, rows, deadlifts, presses, etc.), is especially effective at boosting HGH production, even in older people.

3. Drink whey-protein shakes every day -- Scientific research has proven that consuming whey protein can have a very beneficial effect on human hormone levels. A recent study showed that people who do and hour and a half of cardio exercise, then drank a whey protein shake afterwards, then did a session of high-intensity exercise, experienced a huge increase in human growth hormone production

4. Try intermittent fasting -- Eat only during a 6 hour window every day. Once every 7-10 days go for 36-48 hours without eating anything. Occasional fasting can significantly improve overall hormone production, especially when combined with frequent intense exercise. When you do eat, focus on a following a low-carb, high-protein diet that also includes lots of healthy fats/oils. Eat little or no sugar and very little grains/starches.


Have a question, tip, or comment about boosting HGH naturally with fasting, high-intensity exercise, and whey protein supplements? Leave your feedback below!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

7 Rules to Burn Fat & Get Fit FAST (and Stay Fit for Life!)

Burning fat, losing weight, getting fit, and feeling great -- in a very short amount of time -- isn't as complicated as most people think. In fact it really just comes down to taking a few simple steps on a daily basis over an extended period of time. Remember, when it comes to fast, healthy weight loss KISS methods are almost always the best options!

Here are 7 proven "rules" for losing body fat quickly, getting into great shape, and staying that way for as long as you want...

7 Rules for Fast Fat Burning:

1. Get enough sleep: 7 to 8 hours per day. Your body repairs/builds muscle tissue and creates many of the powerful fat-burning hormones needed for rapid weight loss while it's asleep!

2. Eat a clean diet based around lean proteins, vegetables, fresh fruits, and healthy fats. Throw in some "good" carbs once in awhile (beans, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, etc.) for energy and you'll give your body the nutrition and macronutrients it's designed to thrive on.

3. Drink LOTS of water. Drinking large volumes of water is a proven natural appetite suppressant and energy booster!

4. Avoid sugars and simple/low-quality carbohydrates... as well as "junk" calories from beer, liquor, junk foods, etc. as much as possible. These are huge road blocks for weight loss because of the effect they have on blood sugar and hormone levels.

5. Make daily workouts a priority. Doing just 15 to 30 minutes of real, effective exercise per day is a must for boosting the metabolism, burning excess calories, building lean muscle, and losing pounds fast.

6. Take proven supplements. The fastest fat loss results come with the help of proven and relatively low-cost diet supplements. They help you recover faster from intense workouts, give you more energy, and can naturally increase your body's metabolic (fat burning) processes. The best supplements are whey protein powder, omega 3 fatty acids (e.g. fish oil and krill oil), and a high-quality multivitamin formula.

7. Enjoy the process. Getting into the "fitness habit" is actually pretty easy to do once you get going. After the initial pain/discomfort of breaking out of your comfort zone, regular exercise and healthy eating are usually extremely enjoyable!

That's it!

Tackle weight problems and overall fitness with an all-around plan based on the 7 fundamentals listed above. You'll begin losing weight immediately and should be able to make very significant visible improvements to your body within just a few weeks. As your energy levels go up you'll start to feel great and may even get "addicted" to regular workouts and healthy meals.

That's when the really BIG changes will start to happen. The fat will begin melting off and you'll soon have the lean, fit, sexy body we all want. More importantly, you'll have the healthy habits necessary for long-term weight loss maintenance and fitness success!


Have a question or comment about the 7 rules of burning fat and getting fit fast? Leave them below!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The New WalkTC TreadClimbers: Comments or Reviews?

Over the past several weeks we've gotten several emails asking about a new type of exercise machine called the "WalkTC" TreadClimber. Apparently it's a new version of the very popular home cardio workout machine from Bowflex, which we happen to be fans of.

I've been using TreadClimber since around 2005 and I find them to be among the most unique treadmill-style  machines currently on the market. I can get my heart rate up very quickly because of the incline/climbing motion, which allows for a quick entry into the optimal "fat burning" zone.

We would love for someone to share there own reviews and opinions of the new WalkTC machines. They seem very cool but they definitely aren't cheap (although there is apparently a new under-$1000 TreadClimber model)... so obviously we'd like some feedback before deciding to invest.

Please leave your questions ad comments below...

Easy Recipe: Paleo Breakfast Bars

If you haven't tried paleo eating and you need/want to lose weight and/or get into great shape and/or feel really good, you should seriously think about giving paleolithic/caveman dieting a  try. It's the fastest and easiest way to get your body's hormone levels at an optimal level to burn calories/fat, build lean muscle, boost energy naturally, and feel great all around.

Here's a cool video with a helpful recipe for making "paleo breakfast" energy bars. I can tell you from experience that they are very tasty! :)

All you need is some almond flour, coconut flour, ground flax seeds, fruit, eggs, dried cranberries, and something called ghee. Give it a try and you may be very pleasantly surprised!