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Things to do starting in November

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Here is the resolution starting in November: eat less, exercise more and lose more weight. I sit before the computer too much and not connected with the rest of the world…

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5 Powerful Steps To Bost Your Calorie Burn In Your Workout

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Do you know that you can burn 100 calories or more by adding something extra into your workout within spending more time? With 100 calories extra, in 35 sessions, you will be losing an extra one-pound of body fat on top of the total body fat that you will lose from your normal weight loss exercise routine.

This question became very popular because there are so many people out there that are hitting the weight loss plateau. They are exercising hard but yet they are not losing any more weight. This is very frustrating and sometimes can be very demoralizing. But you don't have to worry now, I will share with you methods that I teach with my subscribers on how to burn more calories during your workout.

Step one. Please get out of the fancy machine and hit the free weights and cables. There are many things that these machines cannot offer. Although they are highly engineered and are of latest technologies, they still do not train your muscle on balancing and coordination. The movement path is fixed and all you have to do is push. But with free weights, you need to balance the weights, focus on coordination, and focus on the power and speed of individual arm and also the movement path. This will burn more calories. Not only that, the muscle is worked more intensely. This will require more calories from the body for muscle recovery.

Step two, add in lunges into other exercises. Most of the time, people think that lunges is used only to work the butt, quads and hamstrings. But not many people know that lunges can be integrated into other exercises to make the exercise more complex and intense. A good example is dumbbell shoulder press with lunge. This exercise works the shoulders, the triceps, the core and the entire lower body. Rather than just sitting down on the bench and pressing the weights upwards, why not add in the lunges.

To perform this exercise, start by standing up with your feet side by side. Hold the dumbbells at shoulder height with your palms facing forward. And with one fluid movement, step out your right leg and drop vertically downwards until your left knee almost touches the floor. Press the dumbbells all the way up as you lower the left knee. Then step back to original position and repeat with your left leg.

There are many other exercise that you can add lunges to. You can add lunges to your dumbbell bicep curls, to your oblique twist with fitball and many more.

Step 3. Add squats into your other exercise. This is a similar concept of the lunges. By adding leg movements into your upper body movements, you almost double up your calorie burn. This is because the more muscle you exercise, the more calories you burn.

An interesting way you can add squats into your exercise is doing squats with your cable rows. First, stand up straight with the bar in your hands. Take a step back so that the weight stack is up. Then, instead of just bringing the bar to your stomach, squat down first, hold the position then bring the bar to your stomach. Return to the original position by extending your arms fully and the stand back up.

Step 4. You can also add in unrelated exercises in between sets. This means that instead of just resting one minute between a set of pull downs, why not do a set of crunches or a set of triceps press downs. This sort of supersets really can increase the intensity of the exercise and your heart rate.

You can also do chest exercises superset with abs, shoulder exercises superset with leg exercise. To take it another level higher, superset the weight training sets with a 2-minute high intensity cardio like uphill running or the Stairmaster.

Step 5. Stick to large muscle groups and do only compound exercises. Large muscle groups like legs, back, chest and shoulders burns a lot if calories during a session of weight training. This because the size of these muscle groups are far larger than biceps and triceps. Use compound exercises to hammer these muscle groups. Compound exercises like squats, dead lift, chin-ups, barbell bench press and barbell shoulder press utilizes a lot of calories because lots of muscles are being worked at one time.

Use these tips to burn more calories in your workout session. We all could use additional helpful information to help us get our dream body faster.

Tony Leong reveals his 5 secrets to losing weight in his Weight Loss system. He is giving it away for free for a limited time only. Go to http://www.tonyleongweightloss.com/topweightlosssecrets to download it now. Click here to get your free stuff

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7 Low Carb Diet Foods For Rapid Weight Loss

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

There is some debate among fitness professionals about the best diet food around for weight loss. If you are serious about losing that stubborn fat really desire about getting a flat stomach, getting nice toned legs, losing that back fat and getting an all round well defined body, you have to be serious about understanding and implementing the 3 key foundations on weight loss.

Key number one is you need to do weight training; key number two is that you have to include cardiovascular training and the third one, which a lot of people hate which is dieting.

After reading this article, you will be equipped with some tips on how you can lose load of stubborn body fat. This article demonstrates to you on some low carbohydrate diet foods that you can include into you meals plans conveniently and make your body into a fat burning machine with super high metabolism. You will be saying good-bye to your rebellious belly fat very soon.

Must Have Low Carb Diet Food 1

Remember when your mum says eating fish is good? Well, she is right again. Include fish into your diet will be a wise choice as they contains loads of protein, low in fat and rich in Omega-3. Try to include tuna and salmon into your meals as they contain loads of iron, which can prevent you from getting anemia as well.  Not only that, they are a variety was that you can cook fish and prepare them in a healthy way. My all time favorite is grilled salmon or just eating tuna out of a can, which I find it extremely handy.

Must Have Low Carb Diet Food 2

How about shellfish? Make sure you are not allergic to it or you will run into some deep trouble. Include some shrimp, oysters and clams into your diet. Eat them moderately and also perhaps 3 times a week. They are delicious and easy to prepare. Many restaurants out there serve shrimps that you can dip with some sauce. They are tasty and makes your dieting a breeze.

Must Have Low Carb Diet Food 3

This one is just super easy to prepare and also can be ready to be consume in a jiff. A protein shake can be prepared in just a minutes and provides you with loads of protein and also various vitamins and minerals. A shake will usually contain 20 grams of high BV protein. High BV means the absorption rate of the protein in the body is higher. Make sure you choose high quality brands like Muscle Tech, and Optimum Nutrition. Take it once a day and the best time to consume it is after your workout or first thing in the morning.

Must Have Low Carb Diet Food 4
The next on the list is the good old fashion eggs. Do not look down on them. They provide high quality protein and the egg whites contain no cholesterol and fats, just pure high protein. Eggs contain a complete amino acid profile and they can be prepared in many ways. I love to eat it scrambled or stir-fry them with tomatoes and onions. I usually eat about 5 egg whites and it makes me feel like a champ!

Must Have Low Carb Diet Food 5

The powerful lean ground beef is next on the menu. It is low in fat, high in protein, contains lots of iron and vitamin B12. It also contains creatine, which is extremely valuable to the body if you are doing weight training or any sort of high intensity training. Just make sure you choose the 93 percent lean ground beef and prepare them over the grill for a super healthy meal not just for you but for the whole family. Save it with loads of vegetables and make sure you put aside the sauce and not smoother it.

Must Have Low Carb Diet Food 6

Cottage cheese is a wonderful low carb snack. It provides loads of protein and it is a food for champions! In 4 oz of cottage cheese, you get 14 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat and only 3 grams of carbohydrate. You can eat it just like that, easy and convenient.

Must Have Low Carb Diet Food 7

The last but not least, get some salad into your diet. You need to have vegetables and you need lots of it. To make the salad much healthier, the vegetables must be dark green and colorful. Just make sure you go easy on the dressing and you can have large bowls of salad and still lose weight. Make your salad lively by adding in lettuce, endives, cucumbers, tomatoes, baby carrots and radishes. You can also add in a hard-boiled egg and shreds of chicken breast.

So you see, I have provided you with one full day menu of low carb diet food. Combine all of them and spread the meals throughout the day and you will boost your metabolism and burn loads of body fat! I am not joking! Make sure you add in weight training, cardiovascular training and some stretching to gain optimum fat loss!

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