When Are You Doing Too Much?

March 5, 2015     Posted in Mental & Philosophical, Rants by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Don't Judge

About two years ago, Gloria posted a blog entry about a particularly tough contest preparation she had just gone through to prepare for a series of Figure shows in March 2013. If you’re interested, you can read the blog post by clicking on the link below: My Competition Battle Because she was struggling to lose . . .

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Clean Eating For Weight Loss – The Real Deal or Just Bro-Science?

February 19, 2015     Posted in Nutrition by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Clean Eating

If you’re someone who keeps up to date with the current science and practice of nutrition, you’ll know that the debate between Flexible Dieting (aka IIFYM, or If it Fits Your Macros) and Clean Eating for weight loss or general fitness has been pretty active of late. Traditionally, Clean Eating has been the staple approach . . .

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Every Woman is Beautiful

February 11, 2015     Posted in General by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Beautiful Women

This author of this beautiful passage is not known, we didn’t create it but we’re just reproducing it here. Please feel free to share it to as many of your friends and acquaintances as you like . . .   A little boy asked his mother, “Why are you crying?” “Because I’m a woman”, she . . .

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6 Steps to Being a Workout Superstar

February 2, 2015     Posted in Mental & Philosophical by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Battle Ropes

We all know them. Those women who have seemingly superhuman discipline and determination with their training. They never skip a single workout, ever. And when they’re in the gym, they train like machines. And not just in a physical sense. Strength, speed, power, athleticism . . . all those things can be developed over time. . . .

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The 24 Commandments of Fitness

January 27, 2015     Posted in General by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Positive Attitude

Fitness is different things to different people. Some embrace and enjoy it, some are driven to obsession with it, and others hate it and only do it because they have to. Well, if your fitness lifestyle is making you or your life miserable then as the saying goes, “you’re doing it wrong”. There’s really no . . .

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The Wisdom of Making Fitness Fun

January 14, 2015     Posted in Exercise by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments

I was in the park this afternoon, sitting under a shelter recovering from just having run some sprints. As I was resting there were two young boys nearby playing, chasing after one another. And as they ran by me, I noticed they were both breathing quite heavily from all the running they were doing, yet . . .

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Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton is a Fighter

December 18, 2014     Posted in Inspirational Stories by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton is a young lady that epitomizes the strength of the human spirit. A born surfer who fell in love with the sport at the tender age of four, her world was brought to a crashing halt in 2003 when, at the age of 14, a shark took her entire left arm. Bethany lost . . .

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9 Powerful Self-Discipline Tips to Keep You on Track

December 15, 2014     Posted in Mental & Philosophical by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Determined Woman

Self-discipline isn’t something that we’re necessarily born with or inherently have. It’s something that can be up one day and down the next, and it can also depend heavily on the situation. It is, however, an attribute that can be generally strengthened and improved. Below are 9 extremely effective self-discipline tips to help you do . . .

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The 5 Biggest Reasons You’re Not Seeing Six Pack Abs

December 11, 2014     Posted in Exercise, Myths & Scams by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Six Pack Abs

Having six pack abs is the cherished goal of many women. Actually getting them is easier said than done, however. There are two reasons for this. The first is that there’s a lot of very bad information out there about training the abs. Much of that stems from misinformation propagated by marketing companies looking for . . .

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The Cold Reality of Fitness Training and Success

December 8, 2014     Posted in Competing, Mental & Philosophical by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Gloria Kaneko

Right now I’m a few weeks into my contest prep for the February/March 2015 competition season. I’ll probably be competing in three Figure shows again this season, as I did in 2013. Things are going fine so far, but as I’ve found is quite normal, there are also the inevitable unexpected challenges to deal with . . .

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5 Workout Motivation Tips for Unleashing your Beast Mode in the Gym Without Chemicals

December 5, 2014     Posted in Mental & Philosophical by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Workout Motivation

Pre-workout supplements have become a favorite among fitness fans looking to get themselves mentally “into the zone” for a killer gym workout. But how effective would simple, chemical-free workout motivation strategies be by comparison? I have personally never used pre-workouts, for two reasons. Firstly, because I worry about the side-effects of putting some of those . . .

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The Secret to Achieving Maximum Results in the Gym – Legally!

December 1, 2014     Posted in Resistance/Weight Training by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Bench Press

Anyone who’s interested in developing a better physique will know that it takes time, as well as a lot of sweat and hard work. So naturally, we’re always on the lookout for easier and better ways of achieving it. Some people go as far as resorting to illegal, performance-enhancing drugs to accelerate their progress and . . .

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Kayla Montgomery Has No Excuses

November 27, 2014     Posted in Inspirational Stories by Gloria Kaneko     0 Comments
Kayla Montgomery

18 year old Kayla Montgomery is one of the best young distance runners in the US. Although she’s always had an interest in sports, she’s not exactly naturally gifted as a runner. As a matter of fact, when she started running about four years ago, her coach described her as average at best. All of her . . .

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Top 10 Training Mistakes You Should Avoid

November 24, 2014     Posted in Exercise by Fabian Colussi     0 Comments
Top 10 Training Mistakes

Whether you’re new to working out or quite experienced, chances are there are some aspects of your program that you’re making mistakes with, or can at least improve upon. Below is my list of top 10 training mistakes that people very commonly make, regardless of their level of experience. These are behind so many disappointments . . .

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