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Pull Up Varition: The Mop Head Pull Up September 7, 2008

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Doing pull ups with ropes or other things hanging off the bar is a good way to build up extra strength.

But instead of buying designer products, here’s a better idea…

Just get some mop heads! Watch the video for full details.

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Adrenaline-Boosting Workouts You Can Do At Home September 7, 2008

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You never know what you’ll find in a mainstream publication. It is usually a cheesy workout or some rehashed stuff we’ve seen a million times.

The latest article at MSN Health was decent – 7 Adrenaline-Boosting Workouts.

Some of the exercises are simple, and some are cheesy (i.e. using your bicycle as a barbell and doing military presses with it) but there are a couple I like.

My favorite was “2. Hoops Fat Blaster” to do on the basketball court. I’ve done basically the same exercises and they’re awesome for improving stabilizer muscles and strength.

One of the exercises was doing pushups but with one hand on a basketball. That gets you working hard! Then you repeat with the other hand on the ball. Good stuff.

If I was to add to that, I’d say do some squats with one foot on the ball! That would probably be even harder than doing a single leg squat!

Can You Put On Weight with Weight Gain Drinks? March 27, 2008

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In today’s world where many are trying to gain weight and many others are trying to lose it, there are several questions revolving around these processes. People trying to increase their weight are constantly on the watch for anything on the market claiming to help people increase weight. The truth regarding such products is that most of them are not healthy for your body and may even lead to various health problems. With this said, it is always advisable to take the counsel of an expert in the field before you set out on the path to increase your weight.

Weight gain powders, advertised as weight enhancers, are popular in the market. The truth surrounding these powders, which have to be mixed in water before being consumed, is that most of them contain a large amount of sugar. According to many doctors, gaining calories through the intake of extra sugar is not good for the body and may even cause adverse effects for your body. By spending money on these powders, a person is overpaying for cheap carbohydrates. Consuming protein powder oftentimes results in a person gaining fat instead of muscles. If gaining quality muscles while keeping your body fat under control is your aim, then it is mandatory to take in proper quantities carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

A widely unknown fact is that if your diet is lacking in calories, then any amount of weight gain drinks are not going to be of any use to you. Making sure that you are taking in enough calories daily is essential to increase your weight. The best drinks to have while you are trying to put on weight are those which are very light and can be easily absorbed and quickly digested. Such drinks are best when prepared at home using natural food items. Fruits and vegetables are the best options for homemade drinks, as they are treasure troves of proteins. Soups, fresh juices and vegetable broths also help a person gain weight. If you have the proper knowledge about nutrients, you can even make your own recipes.

How to Get Ripped Like Jessica Biel In 4 Steps March 26, 2008

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Jessica Biel. Just thinking about her gets me so excited! She’s so hot and there’s no doubt she’s in great shape.

And now you can see her workout program! People Magazine got the scoop from her trainer, and I have a summary:

1. Sprint

Skip the long, boring cardio sessions. Instead, head out on the track and perform a sprint workout. Do 2-10 sprints or whatever you can handle, ranging from 100 to 200 meters each. (With short rests in between.)

2. Jump

Plyometrics are one of the most painful routines, but they get results! You can do them by jumping up stairs on long flights of stairs, or jump up and down onto a box about knee height.

3. Lift weights

Burn some more fat in the gym by lifting light weights with short rests in between. Like circuit training.

4. Abs

Now work your abs with anything but the typical crunch. Try bicycle kicks where you alternate “elbow to knee” and the twisting static crunch and hanging leg lifts.

Do that 2-3 times per week and you’ll be ripped! (But I can’t guarantee you’ll look like Jessica Biel!)