Wednesday, April 30, 2008

6 Mistakes to Avoid for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

If you've been trying to gain muscle and/or lose weight without much success, you may be making one or more of the six mistakes described in this post from the Herbs Herbal Remedies blog.
If you’ve been pounding the iron every day, doing set after set and repetition after repetition and are showing absolutely zero results, you are probably making some costly mistakes just like many other bodybuilders.

[...]

If you can avoid these common mistakes, you’ll go a long way toward building more muscle. Read more

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hindu vs. Dive Bomber Push-ups

Matt Furey made Hindu push-ups famous in Combat Conditioning, but the military, notably the Navy SEALs, use dive bomber push-ups. What's the difference, and which is better?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Home Remedies for Obesity

Everyone knows the basic treatment for obesity: eat less and exercise more, but, if it were that simple, no one would be fat. Home remedies for obesity can assist people trying to reduce their weight.
Obesity may develop from a combination of factors. One key cause is over-eating as the intake of calories (the energy value of food) exceeds the requirements of the body over a long period of time. This excess energy is stored in the body cells in the form of fat and sugar and gives the individual the outward appearance of being overweight

[...]

Home remedies for obesity

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mark Sisson's Sprinting Workout Routine

Mark Sisson shares one aspect of his workout routine - beach sprints. You could do them in a park or on a track though.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Herbal and Natural Remedies for Hair Loss

Though expensive pharmaceutical and surgical treatments for hair loss now exist, why not first try herbal and natural remedies for hair loss first? You should be able to determine with a few months if they're working for you or not. The pharmaceutical advertisements don't promise results any sooner than that either.
The most important cause of loss of hair is inadequate nutrition. Even a partial lack of almost any nutrient may cause hair to fall. Persons lacking in vitamin B6 lose their hair and those deficient in folic acid often become completely bald. But the hair grows normally after the liberal intake of these vitamins. Other important causes of loss of hair are stress such as worry, anxiety, and sudden shock; general debility caused by severe or long standing illnesses like typhoid, syphilis, chronic cold, influenza, and anemia, an unclean condition of the scalp which weakens the hair roots by blocking the pores with the collected dirt; and heredity. Read more

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

With all the dangers associated with artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, you might think you'd be better off using products made with sugar. You'd be right, but good luck finding them. Instead of sugar, most foods nowadays contain high fructose corn syrup - another deadly ingredient.
HFCS high fructose corn syrup is responsible for a dangerous epidemic of obesity and diabetes. People under the age of 45 are “children of the corn.” Like Stephen King's thriller, they are reaping the consequences...

...of the food industry’s high fructose corn syrup. They were children or young adults in the late 70s, 80s and 90s when high fructose corn syrup was introduced to the American food supply as a cheap replacement for sugar. Now many of them are struggling with an epidemic of obesity and diabetes, also being referred to as diabesity.

In a recent chemical analysis of eleven carbonated soft drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), researchers from Rutgers University found very high levels of reactive carbonyls.

Reactive carbonyls, which have been linked to tissue damage and complications of diabetes, are elevated in the blood of people with diabetes. A single can of soda, however, has five times that concentration of reactive carbonyls. Old-fashioned table sugar, on the other hand, has no reactive carbonyls. Read more

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pump Yourself Up with Bodyweight Calisthenic Exercise

Bodyweight calisthenics exercise is cheap and convenient. The only piece of equipment you might want to have is a pull-up bar. You can do a bodyweight calisthenic exercise routine at home or on the road - no need for a gym. Many people don't think you can build big muscles without weights, but those people probably haven't heard of former NFL great Herschel Walker.

It's not necessary to follow Walker's 1,000 push-ups and sit-ups a day routine to build muscle with calisthenics, however. This full-body workout uses a system of sets and reps that will pump you up without endless repetitions. You only do the workout three days a week, and it should take around 30-45 minutes per workout. For each exercise, do three sets like this:

1) Do maximum reps with perfect form. Rest one minute.

2) Do the same number of reps with perfect form as you did in set one. If you have to, pause a few seconds between reps to complete the last few. Rest one minute.

3) Do the same number of reps with perfect form as you did in set one. If you reach a point where you have to pause more than few seconds between reps, change to an easier variation of the exercise to complete the set. For example, if you were doing regular push-ups, change to push-ups from the knees to finish the set.

If you find yourself able to do three sets of maximum reps with one minute rest without having to pause or change to an easier variation of the exercise even in the third set, there are two possible explanations: you did not do maximum reps in your first set, and/or you were not using perfect form. Remember that the numbers don't mean anything in and of themselves. They're just a way of measuring progress. Effort is what counts. Don't cheat yourself by cheating.

Sample Routine
1) Hindu squats (half knee bends)
2) Wide-armed push-ups (push-ups from knees)
3) Pull-ups (negatives)
4) Dive bomber push-ups (Hindu push-ups)
5) Sit-ups (crunches)
6) Supermans (Raise only upper body.)
7) Calf raises on 4-6 inch block (calf raises on floor)

The exercise in parentheses is an example of an easier variation of the exercise.

To get a pump, you need to do some repetitions, but, when you reach sets of 30-50 repetitions for an exercise, change to a harder variation. For example, you could substitute split squats or pistols for Hindu squats, decline push-ups for regular push-ups, V-ups for sit-ups, and so on. You can then use the variation you were doing as your new easier variation.

By concentrating on doing the exercises with perfect form, you should be able to avoid pain from injury. However, you may experience an excruciating level of soreness after your first workout. The Navy SEALs say that kind of "pain is just weakness leaving the body." Nevertheless, for the first week you may want to (or need to) allow two days recovery between workouts. For example, if you planned to work out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, you may need to change to Monday, Thursday, and Sunday for the first week. The second week, try Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. By the third week, you should be on schedule and on your way to a more muscular physique.

If you can follow simple instructions, then you can build a HEALTHY, HIGH-PERFORMANCE, ATTRACTIVE body in the comfort of your own home using ONLY bodyweight exercises. To discover the REAL reason you've failed to reach your fitness, fat loss and physique-building goals (and what you can do about it), click here!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Two Tantric Techniques for Ejaculatory Control

According to studies, around 70 percent of women do not reach an orgasm during intercourse. Why? One reason may be that the man does not know how to properly stimulate her, so she never really becomes aroused enough to climax. Another reason is that he ejaculates before she has time to to reach climax.

Two Tantric techniques for ejaculatory control will allow you to last long enough for her to climax. Use masturbation to practice these exercises before trying them with your partner. It will take most men several sessions to master each one. Even the most sympathetic wife or girlfriend will get tired of being used for "training."

Exercise One: Pressing the Prostate Point (PPP)

Between your testicles and anus is the perineum. There 's a soft spot there through which you can apply pressure to your prostate. For most men, prostate stimulation reduces the likelihood of ejaculating involuntarily. This is because it flushes seminal fluid from the prostate gland .

If you push hard enough on your prostate point right before ejaculating, it actually blocks the emission phase (ejaculation phase). This exercise prevents seminal fluid from entering the urethral canal when your orgasmic spasms start. Even if you have orgasmic contractions, the semen remains inside your body and is re-absorbed.

1) Pleasure yourself till you begin to feel the tension that tells you you're on your way to ejaculating.
2) Stop all motion, locate your prostate point, and press upward firmly for 10 to 30 seconds. You should feel the sexual tension you were just feeling begin to subside.
3) Now pleasure yourself again. This time, go a bit past the tension you felt in Step 1.
4) Stop all motion, locate your prostate point, and press upward firmly for 10 to 30 seconds. You should feel the sexual tension you were just feeing begin to subside.
5) Now pleasure yourself again. This time, go a bit past the tension you felt in Step 3.
6) Locate your prostate point, and press upward firmly for 10 to 30 seconds. However, this time, try to continue stroking yourself as you do this.
7) Continue doing this exercise till you master reaching higher sexual peaks and bringing yourself down again.

Exercise Two: Root Lock

Inside your body, at the base of your penis is the muscle called pubococcygeus. People call it PC for short. This exercise teaches you to use your PC muscles to delay ejaculation. To perform a Root Lock, hold your breath momentarily and push your pelvic muscles out like straining to empty your bowels. Some men prefer pushing in rather than out.

1) Pleasure yourself till you begin to feel the tension that tells you you're on your way to ejaculating.
2) Exhale all your breath and hold it, keep your eyes wide open looking upward, push your tongue on the roof of your mouth, tighten your fingers, hands, and feet, and push out on your anus until your arousal subsides.
3) Now pleasure yourself again. This time, go a bit pass the tension you felt in Step 1.
4) Exhale all your breath and hold it, keep your eyes wide open looking upward, push your tongue on the roof of your mouth, tighten your fingers, hands, and feet, and push out on your anus until your arousal subsides.
5) Now pleasure yourself again. This time, go a bit pass the tension you felt in Step 3.
6) Exhale all your breath and hold it, keep your eyes wide open looking upward, push your tongue on the roof of your mouth, tighten your fingers, hands, and feet, and push out on your anus until your arousal subsides. This time, though, contract your anal muscles inward and upward while pulling your stomach toward your spine. Which works better for you, in or out?
7) Continue doing this exercise until you master reaching higher sexual peaks and bringing yourself down again.

Once you've mastered a technique during masturbation, try it with your partner. Though it will be tougher to maintain control with a soft, warm body pressed against you, the procedure is identical. If you don't succeed at first, go back to practicing with masturbation, and then try again. The goals of controlling your ejaculation and satisfying your partner are worth whatever time and effort it takes.

Are you sick and tired of the humiliation of premature ejaculation? To learn a proven, permanent method that allows you to last 10-30 minutes longer in bed TONIGHT, Click Here!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

No Vaccinations, No Autism

Rates of autism continue to skyrocket across the United States. Some experts estimate that as many as 1 in 166 children born today will be diagnosed with an autistic disorder. Autism is now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability in children after mental retardation.

While the causes for the dramatic rise in cases over the past decade are the subject of much debate, one thing is certain: no vaccinations, no autism.
It's a far piece from the horse-and-buggies of Lancaster County, Pa., to the cars and freeways of Cook County, Ill.

But thousands of children cared for by Homefirst Health Services in metropolitan Chicago have at least two things in common with thousands of Amish children in rural Lancaster: They have never been vaccinated. And they don't have autism. Read more

Monday, April 7, 2008

Can a Cup of Coffee a Day Keep Alzheimer's Away?

Drinking coffee has many benefits for our health and well being, and now we can add Alzheimer's disease prevention to the list.
A cup of coffee a day could keep Alzheimer's disease at bay, research suggests.

Scientists have shown a daily dose of caffeine helps protect the brain from the harmful effects of cholesterol, which is linked to the disease. Read more

Sunday, April 6, 2008

How to Increase Ejaculate Volume

For many men, the volume of their ejaculate is associated with increased libido, fertility, and sexual prowess. Yet, this desire stems from more than simple vanity. Increased volume translates into increased potency (the more sperm, the better the chance of impregnation) and increased pleasure (the larger the volume, the greater number of pleasurable muscle contractions).

Many men wonder whether or not women prefer men who ejaculate more. As it turns out, it is one of several criteria that a woman either consciously or subconsciously uses to judge a man’s sexual prowess. On the evolutionary, instinctual level, women are actually attracted to larger amounts of ejaculate simply because their primal mating instincts have made it clear that it is necessary to bear children.

So what are the factors that determine how much comes out? Diet, exercise and frequency of sex can all determine the volume of your emissions.

Amino acids (such as L-arginine, L-carnitine, and L-lysine), zinc, pumpkin seeds, maca, catuaba bark, and the Horny Goat Weed plant are all said to help semen volume, as is increasing your daily fluid intake. A number of ingredients are also said to help thicken semen. Because of their protein content, egg whites and gelatin are often recommended. Wheat germ, omega-3 oils, selenium, and zinc are all also believed to improve consistency.

An overall state of fitness is usually accompanied by good blood circulation, which can also help ejaculation. If you want a specific group of exercises that will target penis performance and sperm volume, follow the program in my post Exercise for Harder Erections.

Frequency of sexual activity also contributes to volume although only to a certain degree. If you abstain for a day or two, you'll certainly produce more sperm than you would ejaculating every few hours. However, any longer than this one to two day interval, and you won't see much of a difference as semen reservoirs will have stopped building a supply.

By improving both amount of fluid and measure/health of sperm, the volume is not only bigger, more impressive, and more pleasing, but much more potent, also. There are also essential benefits to a man's self-assurance when he is able to increase ejaculate volume and force. Sexual assertion is connected not only to conquest in sexual activities, but to many other forms of victory also; research prove assertiveness in sexual identity carries over into every facet of a man's being.

If you are not happy with the size of your penis, I highly recommend you check out PenisAdvantage. PenisAdvantage provides unique natural penis enlargement exercises that you can try at home to enlarge your penis by 1 to 4 inches naturally without the need for any medication or drugs.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Pregnant Women Warned about Trans Fats

More bad news about trans fats: they not only make you fat, but, if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, they'll make your baby fat too.
Eating foods rich in trans fats while pregnant or breastfeeding could lead to fatter babies, new research has suggested.

Trans fats - which are contained in some biscuits, cakes, pies and crackers - have been linked to heart disease.

The new study on rats found that babies had a higher chance of being fat if their mother ate trans fats in pregnancy or while lactating. Read more

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

An Exercise Routine for Everybody

Barry Lovelace demonstrates a five-exercise weight training circuit. This routine would be a good routine to substitute for your regular routine when you travel since it uses machines, which is all many hotel fitness centers have.

 
Design by Free Wordpress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Templates