Archive for July, 2010

Your Metabolism Part 2

Posted on July 30th, 2010 by Mic

    Last post we looked at whether your metabolism decreases because of the aging process or because of the fact that your lifestyle has changed considerably from when you were younger.  You can check that post out at: your metabolism Today let’s look at some easy ways to keep your metabolism raised through out […]

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Your Metabolism

Posted on July 29th, 2010 by Mic

Image via Wikipedia Can you keep your metabolism high throughout life? If you are like most people you believe that your metabolism declines with age.  That means you are not burning the same number of calories per day as you did when you were younger. But, is it the fact that your metabolism is declining […]

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Do Detox Programs Really Work?

Posted on July 28th, 2010 by Mic

Image via Wikipedia Hi, Detox programs are quite the thing today.  But, are they really necessary? You have probably seen some of the ads – especially the ones online.  Somebody takes a detox product and miraculously they are able to hold 50 feet of byproduct from their bowels in one long segmented log. Besides the […]

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Strength Training Benefits

Posted on July 27th, 2010 by Mic

Image via Wikipedia The number of strength training benefits continues.  Here are a few:  Keeps your metabolism raised which helps with fat burning.  This happens at any age.  If you build muscle you will be helping to burn more body fat. Keeps you strong and more active.  Stronger people are more active.  Fit people are […]

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Women and Too Much Muscle

Posted on July 26th, 2010 by Mic

Image via Wikipedia Hi, There is almost always a concern from some women (and their boyfriends) that they may get too much muscle.  And if you look in some of the body building magazines, you do see some women that have lots of muscle.  In some cases way more muscle then most men.  But, those […]

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Fat Burning Hormones?

Posted on July 23rd, 2010 by Mic

Image via Wikipedia The image is of testosterone (can you eat this?). Hi, I just had a great laugh after reading some of the things said in an article about fat burning hormones.  You can check out the article here: http://www.articlesnatch.com/Article/Fat-Burning-Hormones-In-Foods-/1331533 Here are a couple of the things I learned: 1. You can actually eat […]

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The Biggest Diet Scam Today

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Mic

Image via Wikipedia Hi, Yesterday I promised you the biggest diet scam today. This is the acai berry scam.  Basically you can lose 100’s of pounds just by taking an acai berry supplement – pill, powder or drink. Now there is nothing inherently wrong with the acai berry (see pic).  As with all berries they […]

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Another BS Diet Ad

Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Saw another BS diet ad. Surprisingly it was on a blog that said some half way intelligent things. Yet the ad screamed: Lose 28 pounds in 28 days! Okay, is that even possible? Yes, it is possible. Is it probable or is it safe? Probably not. If you have read any of the posts […]

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Negative Rep Training by Yourself Part 2

Posted on July 20th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, Here are a couple of more ways to use negative rep training when you are training by yourself. The first one you can only use if you are using dumbbells. You have to have one hand free and you simply use your free hand to help on the positive part of the exercise. Then […]

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Negative Rep Training by Yourself

Posted on July 19th, 2010 by Mic

Hi, How can you do negative rep training by yourself? Last post we talked about negative rep training with a partner. While that will help you to use heavier weights, sometimes it can create a safety issue. You can avoid the safety issues and still get the benefits of negative reps. Remember that part of […]

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