9 Keys to a Positive Attitude Through Fitness

October 21, 2014     Posted in Mental & Philosophical by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Happy Fitness

Talent, skill, natural ability, intelligence, opportunities, luck – these are all great attributes to have in our life. But there’s nothing quite so important and influential to our level of success in life than a positive, optimistic attitude. Whether our attitude is positive or negative however, we’re not born with it. It’s something that’s gradually . . .

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Whole Eggs or Egg Whites – Which is Better For You?

October 13, 2014     Posted in Nutrition by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Egg Whites vs Whole Eggs

Some time back a friend of mine asked me whether or not a piece of advice she had been given by “someone from her gym” was true. The advice was that if you only eat egg whites and not whole eggs, you won’t lose weight. My only response was to roll my eyes and sigh. . . .

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14 Awesome Smith Machine Exercises You Should Add to Your Workouts

October 6, 2014     Posted in Resistance/Weight Training by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Smith Machine Exercises

The Smith Machine, despite being a much-maligned piece of gym equipment by many free weight purists, is in fact one of the most versatile and useful machines you’ll find anywhere in the gym. Its detractors frown upon the fact that it constricts your movements to a single up and down direction, earning it a reputation . . .

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Weight Machines vs Free Weights – Which Should You Be Using?

September 29, 2014     Posted in Resistance/Weight Training by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Free Weights

The whole weight machines vs free weights debate is one that has been raging pretty much for as long as I can remember, and it seems to have quite a number of people divided. This is particularly so among the diehard gym junkies, many of whom tend to have very rigid beliefs about which of . . .

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7 Signs Your Fitness Dedication Has Become an Obsession

September 23, 2014     Posted in Mental & Philosophical by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Fitness Obsession

In health and fitness, any discussion about what constitutes dedication and what constitutes obsession is always going to result in a lot of debate. That’s because there isn’t necessarily any clear line between the two. People’s opinions about what’s dedication and what’s just over the top are very wide and varied. At the end of . . .

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15 Excuses For Skipping a Workout and How to Overcome Them

September 15, 2014     Posted in Exercise, Mental & Philosophical by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Excuses for skipping a workout

It’s a sad reality that excuses for skipping a workout are always in plentiful supply. That’s because life itself is unpredictable. It rarely goes as planned and each day brings new surprises. As a result, there’s never a shortage of obstacles that can lead to reasons for your planned daily workout to be in jeopardy. . . .

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25 Signs That You’re a Dietary Extremist

September 8, 2014     Posted in Nutrition by Fabian Colussi     2 Comments
Dietary Extremist

Let’s face it, no one likes to believe or admit that they’re an extremist, but the fact is that extremism in health and fitness is pervasive, particularly when it comes to diet. And the real problem is just how easily it spreads to the unwary. Too many people have bought into the belief that unless . . .

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9 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Progress in the Gym

September 2, 2014     Posted in Exercise by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Woman Weight Training

It’s not uncommon to hear about women who have been regular gym-goers for years, and yet they’re still struggling with their weight, or struggling to get other results that they’re striving for. How can that be? Well unfortunately, simply going to the gym, even on a regular basis, doesn’t guarantee you an awesome physique. It . . .

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Metabolic Damage – 7 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Metabolism

August 28, 2014     Posted in Weight Loss by Gloria Kaneko     1 Comments
Metabolic Damage

Metabolic damage is quite a buzz topic in fitness and weight loss circles these days, as more and more people are beginning to understand it, its effects, and how to overcome it. The term, “metabolic damage” is perhaps not all that appropriate though since nothing is actually damaged per se, and it’s quite reversible as . . .

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The #1 Most Overlooked Reason Behind Why You Can’t Lose Weight

August 23, 2014     Posted in Weight Loss by Fabian Colussi     1 Comments
Can't Lose Weight

As I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as when you do all the right things – work out, eat the right foods, live the healthy lifestyle, but somehow, for some reason, you still can’t lose weight. Very few of us who have ever been on a weight loss journey haven’t experienced this . . .

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50 Signs That “You Got Guru’d”

August 18, 2014     Posted in Myths & Scams by Fabian Colussi     2 Comments
You Got Guru'd

OK, so what exactly does “You Got Guru’d” mean? Well, if you’ve been guru’d it basically means that you’ve unwittingly been misled by a piece of misinformation, myth, biased and groundless opinion, unfounded dogma, or straight-out lie, created and/or spread by some health and fitness guru. “Guru”, in this sense, doesn’t carry the usual definition . . .

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Age is Nothing But a Number

August 14, 2014     Posted in Inspirational Stories, Motivational Videos by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Ernestine Shepherd

We’ve often heard people throwing around the statement that “age is nothing but a number”, but 77 year old grandmother, Ernestine Shepherd, actually lives her life by this motto. In March 2010, at the age of 73, she was awarded the title of World’s Oldest Performing Female Bodybuilder by the Guinness Book of Records. Ernestine . . .

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Are You Skinny Fat?

August 12, 2014     Posted in General, Weight Loss by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Skinny Fat Women

“Skinny Fat” is a term you’ve most likely heard before, but is it just another silly marketing buzz-word, or does it actually have some real meaning behind it? Well, skinny fat is indeed a real term, although in scientific and medical circles it’s more commonly referred to as either Metabolically Obese Normal Weight (MONW) or . . .

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3 Tweaks to Your Planks For Killer Abs

August 8, 2014     Posted in Resistance/Weight Training by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Planks for Killer Abs

The good old fashioned plank is a very well-known and commonly used exercise in many people’s ab routine. And as far as isometric exercises go, it’s not a bad little technique. The main problem however is that, although they’re not necessarily usually done incorrectly, they’re certainly rarely done as well as they could be. That’s . . .

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