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5 Scientific Reasons Proving Women NEED To Lift Heavy

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Ladies, when it comes to lifting, those neoprene dumbbells aren't doing anything for the flabby part of your arms, they aren't toning your chest, and they certainly aren't giving you any definition in your shoulders. These lighter weights do have some great uses for physical therapy and smaller muscles such as your rotator cuffs or forearms... not for doing a bench press. The sad truth is that holding a weight that weighs less than that Mountain Dew you just guzzled earlier, and you expect it to make you look like this: So now that I've got your mind thinking, let's move onto some of the reasons you should seriously start lifting heavy. 5 Scientific Reasons Proving Women NEED To Lift Heavy It "Tones" Your

The 8 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes YOU Could Be Making

The 8 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes YOU Could Be Doing

Lets face the facts; weight loss is simple, right? The principle of losing weight is easy - you move more, eat less, and achieve a healthy balance... but why is it so hard to lose and maintain your weight loss? The answer to that is consistency. Consistency and lifestyle changes is what separates Wendy who has been loosing the same 10 pounds for the last few years vs Stacy who lost 40 pounds of body fat, completely changed her body, and kept it off. We all want a quick fix, right? I mean who wouldn't want to drop those 20 pounds we are holding onto in a month? The problem is there are a few mistakes that you could be making that are keeping you

6 Tips to Achieving Your Fitness Goals This Year

6 Tips to Achieving Your Fitness Goals This Year

Another day goes by and you realize that you haven't made much progress to your fitness goals. Between procrastination and life happening, achieving your fitness goals can be hard. Unless you have the motivation, the momentum, the incentive, and the plan to achieve your goals then you can't possibly make progress. Take my friend Amy for example... Amy likes to exercise and when she goes to the gym, she does free weight training and a good amount of cardio. She also takes care to eat healthy on days she goes to the gym. Amy works at a busy pizza shop and loves to try new foods she creates for their menu. She works 6 days a week and seems to spend more time at

10 Best Cheapest Protein Sources

10 Best Cheapest Protein Sources

Sometimes I like to go to the mall and people watch... who doesn't? I've heard an overwhelming amount of people talk about wanting to get in shape but they just cannot afford to eat healthy. While I will leave my personal beliefs about how people spend their money out of it, there are 10 types of protein I feel are the best to eat on a budget. I'm going to give you the top 10 proteins that are easy on the wallet and great for reaching your fitness goals. So let's get to it. 10 Best Cheapest Protein Sources 1.) Canned Tuna Canned tuna is extremely cheap and is a great source of protein. Tuna should be a staple in anyone's diet, regardless of your

The Skinny On 39 Fat Loss Myths

The Skinny On 39 Fat Loss Myths

With so many myths about fat loss buzzing around the internet and your local gym, it is important that I address the most widely spread myths for fat loss. Read these, do studies if you need more proof, and learn to create a smart goal and stick to it. Eating every 2-3 hours will ramp up your metabolism Frequent feeding is certainly not a bad thing if you plan out your meals properly but simply eating every 2-3 hours will not ramp up your metabolism. Many who attempt to frequent feed develop orthorexia or other OCD tendencies and highly suggest you steer clear of this myth. You need to eat protein at every meal to lose fat Scientifically this is false. I do not know

22 Reasons Why You Aren’t Losing Weight

22 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight

Whether it is due to no motivation or unknowingly sabotaging your efforts, it is frustrating not losing weight like we want to. Here are 22 reasons why you aren't losing weight broken down into three sections: nutrition, exercise, and other. Nutrition The biggest factor why you aren't losing weight has to do with your nutrition. Calories in vs calories out is very basic and will give you a good idea of what you are doing wrong. Overeating Food: Overeating food is by far one of the most popular reasons you aren't losing weight. Although it is hard to do, you can overeat healthy food. Tips: Plan and prepare meals in advance; know what you are eating and when you are eating it and get it done. Remove the

How to Reduce Stomach Fat Forever

How to Reduce Stomach Fat Forever

Despite what magazines and other articles say, you cannot spot reduce or lose stomach fat quickly. If you want to get rid of your stomach fat and keep it off forever, you have to look in terms of a lifestyle change and not just a fad diet. Types of Stomach Fat There's actually two types of stomach fat, visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Without getting too deep into it, visceral fat surrounds your organs in your abdomen, poses many health concerns, and is much harder to get rid of than subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is fat that is directly under the skin and is much easier to lose. Since there are different types of fat in your stomach, the speed in which you lose it all

10 Reasons Why You Are Not Losing Weight

10 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight

Lets face it, being overweight is becoming a huge problem because of 10 main reasons. If you are trying to lose weight and can't seem to make any progress, here are 10 reasons why you are not losing weight (and how to fix them). Why You Are Not Losing Weight Here are the top 10 reasons you are not losing weight. 1.) You come up with too many excuses. 2.) You eat more than you should. 3.) You self-sabotaging yourself. 4.) You turn to food for comfort. 5.) Your metabolism is not working correctly. 6.) You have false ideals around food and eating. 7.) You don't work out. 8.) You are an endomorph. 9.) You are retaining water. 10.) Your diet is out of whack. How do I fix these problems? If any of these

Motivation to Lose Weight: What Drives YOU?

There's something in everyone that drives us to accomplish our goals, but what exactly is it? When you don't fit into the clothes you would like to, or you are not as in shape as you want to be, you make a decision to accomplish that goal. Motivation To Lose Weight: What Drives YOU? This is going to be a short and sweet article to help spark weight loss motivation. If you are reading this because you are stuck in a rut and feel like giving up, I want to ask you one thing: Why did you start in the first place? Think back to that day when something happened and you realized you had to do something to lose weight. You probably felt embarrassed, scared, or

5 Ways SMART Goals Will Help You Reach Your Goals


I decided to write an article about SMART goals since I mention them a lot. I'm going to show you what SMART goals are, how you make the best of them, and how you can apply this to any part of your life. What are SMART Goals? Smart goals stand for Specific Measurable AttainableĀ Realistic Timely. Specific Specific goals are goals that answer who, what, when, where, and why. Most people who say they "want to lose weight" are shooting themselves in the foot from the beginning. Who The who should be easiest to answer. The most common goals will have either yourself or yourself and a partner involved. What What are you trying to achieve? Okay here is where the "lose weight" or "get stronger" statement comes in. When Establish