I want to be in that place…

I’ve always been interested in my body – not only image, but how it worked. I wasn’t born, or blessed some may say, with the body I wanted. You don’t have to be athletic or well-balanced or have a high tolerance for extreme exercise to want to do what’s best, given what you have toContinue reading “I want to be in that place…”

‘I’ve Got Diamonds On The Soles Of My Shoes’ ~ Paul Simon

I dared to weigh myself this morning, knowing I shouldn’t. I have a fitbit watch/bracelet that documents me and I was hoping beyond expectations that I lost something, anything. I shed my outers, carefully placed myself on the scale and came up one pound lost since my last weight date which was yesterday (Wednesday). YesterdayContinue reading “‘I’ve Got Diamonds On The Soles Of My Shoes’ ~ Paul Simon”

Adverse Side Effect Of Pandemic – An Over Abundance Of Fat Gain

Some people find comfort and security in their fat. They carry it like a sign of abundance with their particular signature on it. They’ve got themselves covered, should they fall on hard times or hard times fall on them. It’s almost a pride thing. There’s something satisfying about patting or smoothing down a fatty thighContinue reading “Adverse Side Effect Of Pandemic – An Over Abundance Of Fat Gain”

Build Muscle Instead Of Fat

Exercise till your mind is steady and your heart content. My questions: If fat can be interspersed within your muscle tissue, can muscle tissue be interspersed within your fat tissue? No answer. Can fat even be called tissue? Google: Is body fat considered a tissue? Adipose tissue, body fat, or simply fat is a loose connective tissue composed mostly of adipocytes.Continue reading “Build Muscle Instead Of Fat”

33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere

  33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere FEBRUARY 13, 2015 | BY KELLIE DAVIS Rock out with the band! Resistance bands are a great addition to any strength training routine or rehabilitation program and come in a variety of sizes, lengths, and strengths. This portable exercise equipment is also easily stored, makingContinue reading “33 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Do Literally Anywhere”

The Most Effective Way to Squat – ‘ass to grass’

Get Low: Deep Squats Are the Best Squats OCTOBER 28, 2013 | BY NICK ENGLISH The humble squat might just be the most effective exercise you can do: It engages the entire lower half of the body, including the hips, glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves, while also hitting the core, shoulders, and back. A perfectContinue reading “The Most Effective Way to Squat – ‘ass to grass’”

Air vs. Magnetic Rowing Machine: What is the Difference?

Air vs. Magnetic Rowing Machine: What is the Difference? Recently many people have asked me, “What is the difference between an air vs. magnetic rowing machine?” While many people can use their imagination to make a decent educated guess, I’m sure a lot don’t even know both exist! Most people see a rowing machine inContinue reading “Air vs. Magnetic Rowing Machine: What is the Difference?”

Rowing Machine vs Other Fitness Machines – Home Rower

THE MOST IMPORTANT FITNESS MACHINES COMPARED Is The Rower the Best Fitness Machine For You? Are you unsure if you should get a rower or a more traditional fitness machine? It’s only right that you consider your options before you commit to purchasing any exercise equipment. A rower is great for cardio, muscle building andContinue reading “Rowing Machine vs Other Fitness Machines – Home Rower”

How to Reduce Lactic Acid Build up in Muscles: 15 Steps

What causes lactic acid build up in muscles? A consistent lack of oxygen flowing to the muscles. It’s possibly a warning to you to take it easier. How to Reduce Lactic Acid Build up in Muscles Co-authored by Jurdy Dugdale, RN In this Article: Stretches and Foods to Reduce Lactic Acid Build Up Recognizing LacticContinue reading “How to Reduce Lactic Acid Build up in Muscles: 15 Steps”

PLANKS – they’re what everybody is talking about

Here are three videos to get you started. I’m already in. No longer than 1 minute is recommended for any variation of the PLANK. I did my first modified plank today for 1 minute. Then I lasted only 15 seconds for the full PLANK. Of course I have my work to do, but I’m alreadyContinue reading “PLANKS – they’re what everybody is talking about”

Don’t Lose This Link

Includes the following topics along with exercises all in one long scroll: 1 – WORKOUT NOT WORKING? Try These Exercises RISKY EXERCISES BETTER BETS 2 – Most Effective Exercises 3 – Fibro Friendly Exercises 4 – No-Gym Home Workouts 5 – 30 Minute Workout Routine 6 – 11 Exercises For Lower Back Pain Relief 7Continue reading “Don’t Lose This Link”

Amino Acids And Protein Isolates Caused Unsightly Weight Gain In Me

Over the course of a few years, I took various amino acids trying to build muscle. I built something I thought was muscle, but now I struggle to get rid of it, primarily in my core. I discovered that weight gain is a by-product of all protein isolates, whether it’s in supplement form or theContinue reading “Amino Acids And Protein Isolates Caused Unsightly Weight Gain In Me”

AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet DAY 31

8/5/2018 SUNDAY Day 31 I’m not counting calorie and fat grams in my last week, nor am I keeping a record of what I eat, preparing myself instead for what to do after the rapid fat-loss diet ends, using what I learned from recording everything I consumed. Winding down I am. I’m not comfortable beingContinue reading “AFC Rapid Fat-Loss Diet DAY 31”

Anti-Fatigue Mats For Exercising

NoTrax T30 General Purpose Rubber Competitor Safety/Anti-Fatigue Mat, for Wet Areas, 3′ Width x 5′ Length x 1/2″ Thickness, Black I purchased this on amazon.com for the kitchen to help with back pain while standing for long periods of time preparing foods. It cushions your feet absorbing the tension from the weight of your bodyContinue reading “Anti-Fatigue Mats For Exercising”

How losing weight affects your body and brain

Special thanks to John Gunstad, Professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of the video. Here’s what losing weight does to your body and brain. During the first week you may find itContinue reading “How losing weight affects your body and brain”

Exercises To Improve Balance

1 – Romberg Exercise Stand with chair in front and wall in back. Arms down to sides. Feet together. Hold for 30 seconds progress to doing with eyes closed. 2 – Sway Exercise Stand with chair in front and wall in back. Sway forward to back. Sway right to left. Do 2 times daily 30Continue reading “Exercises To Improve Balance”

A Motivating Tool|Or Exercise

Yes, making lists is a form of exercise – mental/brain and physical. For me, rarely if ever do I follow the list. It’s the making of one that motivates me to get going again. It doesn’t matter at what. One thing leads to another thing is the continuing motivating force that leads to success inContinue reading “A Motivating Tool|Or Exercise”

Laying My Exercise Foundation

MY EXERCISE BAR A 3 feet 3 inch long tension curtain rod, fully closed, I use for my exercise bar. Small circumference. You can buy longer or thicker; this suits me. Since I have dystonia, a spinal cord and spinal column injuries, muscle, nerve and joint pain, tendonitis probably due to computer work, in neck,Continue reading “Laying My Exercise Foundation”

TURNING THE CORNER

Steve finally made it to the gym after procrastinating since September 2016. In fairness he had a stroke over Christmas and had a long recovery from carotid artery surgery, so he had some excuses. For me there were lots of excuses, but none of them were valid – the main one being I just didn’tContinue reading “TURNING THE CORNER”

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. January 09, 2017  EvenContinue reading “It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds”

Natural anti-inflammatory agents for pain relief – FOR THOSE WHO EXERCISE OR DON’T

All people who work out experience pain in their muscles, tendons and/or ligaments. It is a natural result of increasing your strength and stamina through exercise. Even those who don’t engage in structured work outs still experience inflammation and pain simply by living their lives and going about their work. Many of us don’t likeContinue reading “Natural anti-inflammatory agents for pain relief – FOR THOSE WHO EXERCISE OR DON’T”

Competitiveness Helps Improve Motivation and Fitness Gains

Tapping into that competitive spirit may be the key you’ve been looking for if you’re still struggling to get to the gym on a regular basis. By Dr. Mercola Those who succeed at maintaining good health into old age typically have one thing in common: They’ve made regular exercise a part of their day-to-day lifestyle. Most peopleContinue reading “Competitiveness Helps Improve Motivation and Fitness Gains”