The Benefits of Beet Juice

The Benefits of Beet Juice

Anyone can greatly improve their progress and performance by carefully choosing what foods they eat and beat juice should be at the top of their list! Raw beets are loaded with a form of nitrates that are easily converted to nitric oxide in the human body. These healthy nitrates oxygenate the blood making the muscles respond better to resistance training! Moreover, the improved oxygen distribution to all parts of your body, including your heart and brain, will give you more stamina during workouts!

Please note that the healthy nitrates in beets are not the same as the “bad” nitrates found in processed meats like bologna, hot dogs, and deli meats. Beet juice has many other health benefits for bodybuilders too! Many studies have pointed to the fact that it lowers blood pressure. Beet juice also stabilizes blood sugar, leveling out the lows and highs after you eat. This will reduce lethargy, prevent depression, and help keep you more motivated to stay on track with your workouts. The beet root is exceptionally high in folic acid and manganese. The leaves and stems are exceptionally high in vitamin K at 500 percent the recommended daily allowance. This will help maintain your bones and prevent osteoporosis. Beet juice is also quite high in vitamin A vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, choline, and silica. This is why some nutritionists call beets and beet juice a superfood.

What gives beets their color is a class of antioxidants called betalains, including both betanin and vulgaxanthin. These antioxidants are among the most powerful anti-inflammatories and fungicides known. Thus, beet juice will help your joints ache less after your workouts and will keep your feet free of fungus. Research has also shown that betalains retard cancer tumors. While the betalains are spread throughout the beet plant, they are most highly concentrated in the peel of the beet so you should never peel beets before you juice them. Continue reading The Benefits of Beet Juice

Stubborn Fat: The Beginning

EVERYONE walking the face of this earth has an abundance of
fat cells throughout their bodies. In fact, if you’re a healthy
adult with normal body composition, you have approximately
30 billion fat cells. This is an astronomical number when you
think about it. Did you ever wonder why you have so many?

Have you ever wondered what those fat cells are for?

Fat Cells Are Genetically Programmed

The answer is, fat cells are part of our genetic code and they
enable us to use stored energy when food is scarce. This survival
mechanism works very much the same today as it did 10,000
years ago. However, there is an abundance of food in modern
society today, and we no longer need to store so much fat to
survive.

When you consume too many calories, your body goes into
storage mode for the “lean times,” so to speak, but the lean
time never comes. So your body simply stores those extra
calories as fat. When you eat fewer calories than your body
demands, your cells release stored fat for energy. Pretty simple
equation; however, not all fat is the same.

Placement of Fat Deposits in Your Body

The placement of fat deposits on our bodies varies depending
on each person’s genetic influences, lifestyle choices, and
nutritional intake. Men tend to store their body fat around their
bellies and chest. Women tend to store it around their hips,
buttocks, thighs, and the backs of their arms. A complete
discussion of hormones and fat storage is beyond the scope of
this article, but let it suffice to say that certain hormonal
processes do determine body fat distribution.

How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Cellulite is a genetic problem, which affects many women. This means that if your mother has it, then there are high chances that you will have it too. This makes the skin bumpy and is the results when fat cells push up against the skin while fibrous tissues connecting to the muscle pulls down. This leaves a dimpled effect on the skin. Although cellulite cannot be eliminated, there are methods that can significantly reduce it. The following are simple ways of eliminating of cellulite:

Melt the fat with Cardio

Cellulite is a kind of fat and the best way to eliminate fat is to burn it off. Strong Cardio workouts such as cycling, running, taking Cardio classes, or hiking up hills are a sure way of burning fats. It is important to note several months may elapse before you reduce considerable amount of fat in your body.
Tone up
After you have decreased fat in your body, tone your muscles by doing strength training. Yoga is the best way to tone your muscles. Toning which is the making of muscles leaner, will make your legs and abdomen appear smoother.
Eat right
Eating healthy diet is the best way to maintain healthy weight. The less fat intake in your body, the less cellulite will appear. Each diet is rich in lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Eating healthy diet does not only get rid of cellulite but it will give you immunity against other diseases. It is important that you set a timetable which guides you on which food to eat.
Stay hydrated
Taking lot fluids will go a long way in reducing the appearance of cellulite in your body. Staying hydrated will also improve your skin texture because it helps in getting rid of unwanted fluids in your body. Continue reading How To Get Rid Of Cellulite

Interval Training – Fast Fat Loss

When it comes to losing weight, interval training is an excellent approach which produces great results. However, small changes in your training routine can have big effects, and it is important to maximize your time spent in the gym. What tips and techniques can you utilize to see dramatic weight loss with your interval training efforts? Here is a short list of great ideas, which will enhance your workouts on a day to day basis.

First, if you don’t know what interval training is, it is simply a type of workout, which blends high-intensity exercise with less intense training. These are paired in sets, and the sprint intervals are where you push yourself to the limit. These are usually much shorter in duration, and can be as little as 15 seconds long. An example of a sprint interval is running at full speed for 30 seconds, or doing an uphill climb on a stationary bike for 10 minutes. This is followed by a rest interval, in which you are still working out, just at a much lower level. This allows your body to recover from the load placed upon it during the high-intensity exercise. An example would be jogging after running at full speed. The amount of rest time is determined by your level of fitness, and the less time spent in the rest interval, the more effective your workout will be. Continue reading Interval Training – Fast Fat Loss

The Truth about Slow and Fast Metabolisms: Is This Why We Can't Lose Weight?

Losing weight is a complicated process that has to be dealt with using extreme prejudice, in order to get the most optimal results. One of the most important aspects that needs to be fully examined is metabolism, as it dictates just how much calories is burnt off at any given time. For a lot of people who are trying to lose weight, slow metabolic rate is what they need to combat, using various fitness regimens that are supposedly designed to induce faster weight loss.

In order to fully understand the relationship of metabolism and weight loss, it is necessary to take a closer look at the factors that may affect a person’s metabolic rate and the reasons why some people are just unable to lose any weight at all. Below are some of the most important facts that you need to know about the factors that affect metabolic rate and how to rectify certain problems concerning weight loss. Continue reading The Truth about Slow and Fast Metabolisms: Is This Why We Can't Lose Weight?

10 RENEGADE Beliefs of Vince Gironda

2,459 people have already ordered the newly updated Vince’s book in the past 13-hours.
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Here’s a some great articles about Vince and his training.
Vince Gironda Legend and Myth by Alan Palmieri is the most complete and comprehensive writing on Vince Gironda…Ever!

This is a must read for anyone interested in Vince Gironda.The “Iron Guru” was perhaps at his pinnacle of fame in the “Golden Years” of bodybuilding, the 1960’s. During that time, Vince dominated the scene and Vince’s Gym, was known as the Mecca of bodybuilding. Continue reading 10 RENEGADE Beliefs of Vince Gironda

How To Lose The Most Fat With Walking

by David Grisaffi, CHEK

Corrective Exercise Kinesiologist

Golf Biomechanic Certified

Nutrition and Lifestyle Coach

Three universal goals nearly all of us share are: (1) to live longer,(2) to live free of illness and (3) to control our weight. Amazingly,walking lets us achieve all three. In fact, walking may be your best medicine for slowing the aging process, reducing your chances of illness and slashing your body fat. For anyone out of shape or not athletically- inclined, walking is the no-stress, no-sweat answer to lifelong conditioning. All you need is a good pair of shoes, a little time, a few guidelines from a fitness professional and you’re ready to go. Continue reading How To Lose The Most Fat With Walking

Tom Venuto's Holiday Fitness Challenge To You For 2010

Tom Venuto’s Holiday Fitness Challenge To You For 2010

Every year as Thanksgiving gets closer, you’ve probably seen the depressing reports: “Most people gain between 5 and 10 pounds of body fat in the six weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.” I’m not sure if this worries you or not, but a lot of people are terrified about getting fatter in the next two months. They anticipate the workouts falling by the wayside and the holiday food calling out to them irresistibly, defeating even the strongest willpower. There’s good news and bad news about this.

Good news: According to the New England Journal of Medicine, the average amount gained is much more modest – just over a pound.

Bad news: A study by the National Institutes of Health found that this seasonal weight gain – even just a pound – is the kind of weight gain that most people don’t lose when the holidays are over; it simply adds to the weight creep that sneaks up on you as you get older.

People often wonder how it’s possible to wake up one morning at age 40 or 45 and “suddenly” they’re 30 pounds fatter – or more – than they were in college. Mystery solved. Continue reading Tom Venuto's Holiday Fitness Challenge To You For 2010

Nutrition Secrets for a flat, fat- free tummy

I’m often asked to pick my favorite “to do’s” when it comes to slimming the waistline. So here they are:

1. Cut Calories

Cutting calories is the key to maintaining a trim midsection. The only way to see a solid set of abs is in the absence of body fat. To achieve this goal a person must reduce calories. However, what I find is people go whole hog and drop caloric intake too much and too fast. When reducing calories make sure it is not too drastic. This slows your metabolism and allows you to store more stubborn fat. When you reduce calories and increase energy output the body will be forced to burn fat all over, not just in one area. I’m not saying to starve, simply drop the junk food and reduce calories by 10 to 15percent. That may mean cutting out the donuts.

2. Eat at Least Five to Six Small Meals Per Day

Small meals eaten frequently help to keep your metabolism high, allowing you to burn fat, even while you sleep. This approach is in vogue with many fitness authorities. The main reason is stoking the furnace within your body. The more you practice eating small meals more often, the more you will find body fat leaving your body. For more information on this check out “Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle” mentioned at the end of this manual.

3. Reduce Carbohydrate Intake at Night

Since the majority of carbs consumed are complex (slow release), tapering them off toward the end of the day will minimize the possibility of carb-to-fat turnover. This is a proven fact eat, carbs at night and you will gain body fat. Think about it, if you eat late are you ever hungry in the morning? No! Blood sugar levels are still above average. So what happens? You do not eat a good breakfast …and poof you eat like a hog at lunch so you’re not hungry again until late at night….and the cycle continues over and over.

4. Eat a Healthy Serving of Fiber with Meals

Fiber helps with the digestion of protein, carbs and fat. It is the key to burning the sugar from carbs making muscles leaner. Adding fiber to your diet is one of the best things you can do. Also, anything containing fiber is usually going to be low in calories (i.e. vegetables). Get as much of this stuff as you possibly can. Fiber is necessary for a balanced nutritional plan. Continue reading Nutrition Secrets for a flat, fat- free tummy

Accelerate Fat Burning

Accelerate Fat Burning

Increase metabolism with super-sets for extra fat burning and blasting. Doing super-sets will increase the rate at which you can burn calories by as much as 13 %. Super-sets are a series of exercises done back to back, or one after the other with no rest period in between.  If done properly this exercise sequence can keep your body burning calories up to 16 hours later.

Do Squat Jumps over a 12 inch step with a T Push Up.

Do them each for 30 seconds one after the other then rest 1 minute and repeat 3-4 units

In this article I will give you a simple and easy to follow methods on how to accelerate fat burning.

Drink Lots of Water

You have probably heard it a million times that drinking water is very important. Water has multitudes of benefits and it also increases the muscle build up in the body and your overall appearance.

Water Increases your strength and performance in the gym

Study has shown that dehydration, even the slightest amount of it can cause a decrease in your strength and physical performance greatly. Actually a 3% drop in your body’s water content will lead to a 15-20% decrease in the muscle contractions. When undergoing intense training sessions, it is very important that your strength and energy levels are very high.

Water Helps in Injury Prevention

When you train hard in the gym over a long period using whatever equipment available, stress can be put on your joints and connecting tissues. Water helps fight and alleviate this by lubricating the joints for easy movement and for the formation of a protective layer around them.

Water Increases Fat Burning Metabolism

The liver has one of the roles of metabolizing fat in the body. The liver also helps the kidney flush out toxic substances through urine. When you decrease your water intake, this causes the liver and kidney to work extra hard to clear this out and it can be of course a strain to them. A decrease in water will cause a decrease in fat burning.

Super Setting Workouts

Using super sets in a workout is beneficial in accelerating fat burning. If you are ready for change then super-sets will do it for you alongside with plenty of water.