Friday, December 28, 2007


One of my favorite commercials on TV is the one where Peyton Manning gives the advise for men 25 yrs and up to wear bigger shirts. I know Manning does way too many commercials, but that one is really funny to me. That has nothing to do with this post by the way.

I just read an article on MSN and I thought it was pretty interesting. Below is basically what it says:

Guidelines to making the best decisions in the gym.

-Train on your feet. Sitting is an unnatural body position for strenuous work. Once you sit, you lose your body's natural anchor: the muscles of the back, butt, abdominal core, and legs. Ground-based training immediately puts an end to a host of outdated stationary-machine and free-weight lifts, including the bench press, military press, incline press, and chest press, and leg extensions, leg presses, leg curls, preacher curls, and so on. You'll find that staying on your feet keeps your heart rate up, requires you to think creatively, and keeps your workout moving along efficiently. You're either exercising or walking it off. That keeps your awareness up and boredom down.

-Vary your pace. Stationary running or cycling can become a semiconscious plod, anesthetized by television. Structuring tempo builds aerobic capacity, burns calories more efficiently, builds strength, and helps develop the ability to absorb force while in motion. Tempo changes do not have to be intense, only clearly drawn, whether you alternate 30-second efforts or do an "inverted pyramid" of descending durations of effort. Mentally, varying your tempo makes the time go by faster as well. With alternating durations of effort, you are pushing, recovering, or holding steady, and never simply tuning out.

-Train movements, not muscles. The five basic movements to develop in any exercise session are limited to different forms of stepping, pushing, pulling, squatting, and rotating. There's no need to do one exercise for your biceps, another for your shoulders, and another for your chest. Two good pushing drills take care of them all. Instead of targeting the upper back and then the lower back, simply pull (in the form of pull-ups or incline pull-ups) and bridge (holding your torso stiff to build strength in your back). For the lower body, lunge, step-down, and squat drills are all it takes, and body weight alone is usually more than enough load.

-Train for the four elements: stopping, slowing, descending/ascending, and catching. Many gyms don't value the reduction of force — the catching of a ball, landing from a step-down, or changing direction — because there's no easy way to measure it. Yet stopping, descending, and absorbing momentum are far more valuable for joint safety than any isolated strength-building exercise. This means not only throwing a medicine ball but also catching each return throw or rebound. It means stepping downward on one leg, running downhill, developing footwork agility, and squatting or lunging with control.

-Prepare to use the distant corners of your gym. Since gyms are not often set up for clients who move their bodies across space or in multiple directions, who toss weighted balls, or who need to do drills that require stopping and starting quickly, a more athletically based use of your health club will often require taking over its less populated areas. Empty basketball courts, aerobics classrooms, and other open areas are necessary in order to train dynamically indoors, so get used to feeling like a pioneer on the prairie.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Back to Reality

Well, after a week and a half off for Christmas and a trip to Orlando, FL, it's now time for me to get back to normal life. I am ready to start my normal, daily routine again; I do dread getting back to the exercise and weights. Not because I don't want to workout, but because I know I'll be hurting for the next couple of day. I think the best way to get back into it is to start out light. Ok here we gooo...

Thursday, December 20, 2007


So, I'm, right now, at the computer lab, right outside of the gym, in Kissimmee, Fl. I'm tired, but not like yesterday. Yesterday, we went to 3 Disney Parks. We walked soo many miles, but it was fun. I've just finished working out, and now, I'm heading back to the room to shower and watch the first bowl game of the bowl season...yippee.

Bad Credit Offers

Do you have bad credit? If so, you are not the only one and there are lots of people and companies that want to take advantage of you. That is where a website like Bad Credit Offers comes in handy. It is the user's guide to bad credit. The site monitors the market and helps consumers sort through all the "bad credit" offers available to find the best product to fit their financial needs and circumstances. They rate the markets best bad credit loans whether it is a home loan, auto loan, or personal loan. They also compare credit card offers for people with bad credit and credit counseling services that offer credit repair, debt settlement, and debt consolidation. So, if you have bad credit I suggest you check out Bad Credit Offers to make sure no one is taking advantage of your situation and that you are getting the right product for your needs.

Finance Genius

FinanceGenius is a new website with lots of great resources about managing your finances. They have information regarding Auto, Mortgage, Credit, Insurance, Student Loan, Budgeting, and Auto Warranty. The site features calculators for auto payments, mortgage refinance, and college savings. Just click on a category to find solutions to your financial concerns. I definitely recommend everyone check out this site in order to make sound financial decisions.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Weight Management and Fitness Forum - 7th Edition

Welcome to the Seventh Edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We appreciate everyone's continued support for this forum. We again received a record number of article entries for inclusion. It was difficult narrowing it down to these few, but we hope you enjoy the selections. Please find information about the next edition at the end of this forum. Again thank you for your support and if you have any comments related to this forum please email us at


Paul Heingarten presents Slim Mom Workout posted at Workoutebooks, saying, "Inside Slim Mom Workout, you’ll discover little-known secrets for preventing excess pregnancy weight gain (that can endanger both you and your baby), stretch marks, varicose veins, saggy breasts, unstoppable food cravings, mood swings, and cellulite!"

Mike Remer presents Wish Exercise wasn’t so Hard? My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog

Eric Frey presents Recovery, As Important As The Workout. posted at Eric Frey Dot Com

Aparna presents When exercise can be harmful posted at Beauty and Personality Grooming, saying, "Exercise is great. It’s good for your physical, mental as well as your emotional well-being. But exercising outdoors is not as healthy and as safe as it used to – especially in cities where pollution is rampant. Recently it was mentioned in the Daily Mail that air pollution caused by diesel exhaust fumes could cause heart attacks and strokes. So experts have advised people with known heart conditions to exercise away from traffic, to be on the safer side."

Roger Haeske presents Why Bruce Lee Had To Have Super Confidence? posted at Raw Food Diet, Bodyweight Fitness and Peak Performance Living

Pete Schindler presents Common Resistance Training Questions posted at Workout With PistolPete, saying, "This article is for people who are thinking about starting up a resistance training exercise program."

General Health

Warren Wong presents How To Wake Up Without An Alarm Clock posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Tips on how to wake up without an alarm clock and feel refreshed."

Joe Fier presents Why Acupuncture Could Be For You posted at Be Healthy and Relax, saying, "A great and informative read on how acupuncture could benefit your life."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Consciously Programming Your Subconscious Mind Before Sleep posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, "We are all continuously feeding our minds with the words we read, the audio we hear, and the images we see on the screen. The ideas we expose our minds to immediately before going to sleep are powerful. They sink deep into our subconscious mind as we ease into the alpha state of consciousness, as part of the sleep cycle. Here, the subconscious mind reviews the ideas over and over, not because they are the most important, but simply because they were the most recent. For a life of excellence, you must be the proactive, deliberate, aware, and conscious gatekeeper and feed your mind on purpose. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free."

Abdulrasool Sumar presents Weight Loss Side Effects of Cancer Treatment - Cachexia Wasting Syndrome posted at Mesothelioma Cancer, saying, "A common side effect of cancer treatments and the most common symptom of lung cancer or for that matter any other type of cancer is weight loss. Many cancer patients experience a significant reduction in their weights and a loss of appetite. About 6 in every 10 people suffering from lung cancer and 8 in every 10 people suffering from stomach or pancreatic cancer will lose a significant amount of weight before they are diagnosed."

Jose DeJesus MD presents Behavior change to healthier living habits opens opportunities in physician entrepreneurship posted at Physician Entrepreneur


Carey Yang presents Stress, Mindless Eating and Fat posted at Carey for Fitness

Randy Powell presents Post Thanksgiving Blues! posted at Alkaline Diet blog

Chris Berry presents The Carbohydrate Conundrum posted at, saying, "One part of the weight loss puzzle"

James D. Brausch presents My Crab Cake Recipe posted at Weight Loss Dude

Sagar presents Negative Calorie Foods: 15 Foods That Actually Burn More Calories Than They Contain posted at Bootstrapper

Alex M presents The Secret of the Right Diet posted at HealthOwner: Health & Fitness

Steve Pavlina presents Why Vegan? posted at Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

Weight Loss

Shamelle presents Staying Motivated When We Don't Loose Weight, The Way We Want! posted at Enhance Life

Tiffany Ludwig presents Little Tricks posted at Loving the Low-Carb Lifestyle, saying, "This article gives helpful tips on how to survive baking during the holidays, without sampling your creations."

Dan Taylor presents Habit #3 - Water Before (but not during) Meals posted at The 45-Year Old Six Pack.

Lucynda Riley presents The Size 0 Diet posted at A Public Diet

Craig Harper presents Living in Fat City. posted at Renovate your life with Craig, saying, "I'm amused by those who suggest that obesity is primarily an education problem, when in reality, it is (for the majority) a self-control problem. Self control: yes, that crazy, outdated notion I've spoken of many times before. We are bombarded with education but we choose not to learn."

Anmol Mehta presents Bhastrika Yoga Breathing Exercise to Burn Fat for Natural Weight Loss & More » Mastery of Meditation, Zen & Kundalini Yoga » Blog Archive posted at Mastery of Meditation, Enlightenment & Kundalini Yoga, saying, "Great breathing exercise to burn fat, increase metabolism and lose weight."

Mitch McDonald presents Hoodia, Can it help you lose weight quickly? posted at FYI

That concludes this edition. Look for the next edition to be published January 2nd. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page. Again thank you for your continued support.

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Web Hosting

If you are like me, you do not know much about web hosting. You have a website that you want to publish on the internet, but you do not know who to use for hosting it. Well there is a new website that can point you in the right direction: . WebHostingChoice is a free guide to choosing the right web host for your personal or business site. They have a quick start guide that explains the basics of web site creation and web hosting. They also feature a search of the most widely known web hosts and gives their key features and benefits. So if you are new to blogging or web site creation, I definitely think you should check out WebHostingChoice to learn all about how to host your site.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Benifits of daily physical activity...

There are many benefits of daily physical activity...too many to mention. For times sake and simply because I don't want to write that much, I've listed a few of, what I think, are the most important. Take time to read ant think about each one and how they coud, or would, improve your life:

Exercise improves your mood.

Exercise combats chronic diseases.

Exercise helps you manage your weight.

Exercise strengthens your heart and lungs.

Exercise promotes better sleep.

Exercise can put the spark back into your sex life:)

Exercise can be - gasp - fun!

Now they aren't in any specific order. Let me know what you think and why you believe physical activity is important.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I've always been a fan of free weights, and I still am. Recently, however, because of a different work situation, I've been unable to go to the gym. I'm a volunteer firefighter, and a couple of the local stations put some money together and bought a couple of nautilus machines and a BoFlex. While I still love free weights, I've also become a big fan of the Boflex. It actually works really good. I get a great burn. The only bad thing about it is, with the one that we bought, there's no way to really do bench presses. It does a great job until I can get back to my normal routine.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Online Casinos

You guys may remember from some of my previous posts that I like to play online poker. Well for those of you that share my passion, I have found a website that will become a necessity for your habit: top usa online casinos. This site has a free guide to help US Players find safe and fun online gambling destinations. Casinos ranked by pro poker and blackjack players, according to bonus size, payout rate, customer support, # of games, deposit options, graphics and ease of use. They have detailed reviews of each online casino. So you can read about each one and decide which ones you want to visit and when you do there is a link right there for all the casinos. They also have equally valuable sections ranking online poker rooms and online sportsbooks. For those who like online gambling Top USA Online Casinos is a must visit.

LA Weight Loss Program

I have just found out about a new weight loss program. It is called the LA Weight Loss Program. It is supposed to be one of the most successful weight loss programs in America today. It is not a diet but a revolutionary program. It is a unique combination of one-on-one counseling, healthy menu plans that are customized for you and your lifestyle, and sensible weight loss tips. Each week you meet with your counselor who helps you with nutritional education and planning a strategy for leading a more active lifestyle. This is an all natural approach that encourages lifestyle changes which is what I think provides the best method to not only lose weight but also keep it off.

Weight Management and Fitness Forum - 6th Edition

Welcome to the 6th edition of the Weight Management and Fitness Forum. We received more submissions for this edition than we have ever received before. We had a very difficult time narrowing it down to these. We appreciate everyone's hard work and participation because that is what makes this forum possible. We hope you enjoy the selections and look for information about the next edition at the end of the articles.


Tiffany Washko presents Eco Friendly Yoga Socks posted at Natural Family Living Blog

FitBuff presents What Is Healthy? posted at's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "What is healthy? At first, this may seem like an easy question to answer. However, when you actually stop and think about it, it's not easy at all..."

Jeff M presents P90X® Extreme Training System posted at P90X Blog - Million dollar Body and Beachbody Products and Reviews

Mike Remer presents Oh, Oh! Here Come the Holidays and the Cold Weather My Path To Fitness Blog posted at My Path To Fitness Blog

Cindy Posey presents Playtime Workout for Moms and Toddlers 2 posted at Go Workout Mom, saying, "Playing with toddlers is a workout in itself. Try these toddler songs and games to incorporate a workout into your day!"

Michael Howes presents Why You Should Train Like an Athlete posted at Hot Body Training, saying, "This article explains why you should be training more like an athlete and less like a bodybuilder/ fitness competitor to get a sexy, functional and powerful body."

Sagar presents Stretch Your Goals: 10 Yoga Moves for Productivity posted at Bootstrapper

General Health

Roger Haeske presents What Is The Real Cause Of Colds? posted at Raw Food Diet, Bodyweight Fitness and Peak Performance Living, saying, "Do you want to know the real cause of colds and the flu? I can tell you right off the bat it isn't GERMS. That's an old fairy tale."

James Chambers presents Types of Hyperhidrosis posted at Hyperhidrosis

Warren Wong presents How To Feel Better And Be Happier posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Some practical tips you can use now to feel better and be happier."

Raj presents How Often Should You Deworm? MT Herald Dot Com posted at MT Herald Dot Com

Alvaro Fernandez presents Robert Emmons on the Positive Psychology of Gratitude posted at SharpBrains, saying, "can we enhance our happiness and health by nurturing gratitude?"


Doris Chua presents Benefits of Slow Juicing posted at Doris Chua: Organics & Your Health.

Becky Gillaspy presents Portion Distortion-How Portion Sizes Have Grown over the Years posted at Weight Loss without Worry, saying, "The past twenty years have produced a lot of change and our "normal" portion size is no exception. Here are a few examples of how our portions have grown over the past two decades."

Andrew Edgington presents Bodybuilding and Training Errors (Part 2). posted at Mick

Christine presents Hot Orange Juice and Honey for the Holidays! posted at Me, My Kid and Life: An American Single Mom Living in France, saying, "This is a great, simple, sugar-free, all natural recipe that is perfect for the holidays! It'll put a smile on the kid's faces and warm your soul!. The perfect holiday dessert drink for you, your kids and your friends refraining from alcohol."

Weight Loss

Chatty Cassie presents Losing the last 10 pounds posted at Daily Chick Chat

TherapyDoc presents Hoo-du ya love, Substances, and The Bake Sale posted at Everyone needs therapy, saying, "Cookies aren't substances, are they?"

Doug Ragan presents E3 Success Blog » Blog Archive » Cleansing for Weight Loss posted at E3 Success Blog, saying, "According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 66 percent of U.S. adults are overweight. 32 percent are obese. A new study by researchers at RTI International and the Centers for Disease Control estimates that U.S. obesity-attributable medical expenditures reached $75 billion in 2003 and that taxpayers finance about half of these costs through Medicare and Medicaid. Some estimates claim that obesity contributes to over 300,000 deaths per year in the U.S. and has surpassed smoking as the #1 killer."

Lucynda Riley presents Thanksgiving Day tips for dieters posted at A Public Diet

James D. Brausch presents Does Rice Make You Fat? posted at Weight Loss Dude

Dan Taylor presents Nutrition 101 (The Road to the 40-Something Sixpack) posted at The 45-Year Old Six Pack

That concludes this edition. Again, we hope you enjoyed the selections. Look for our next edition to be posted here at Weight Master on December 16th. Submit your blog article to the next edition of Weight Management and Fitness Forum using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Cinema's Best Revenge Scene

When you feel you've been wronged, do you crave revenge? The dictionary defines revenge as "an act or instance of retaliating in order to get even, an opportunity for getting satisfaction." Even though we know revenge isn’t the best way to solve a problem, payback is something sweeter when we can dream about it, or even better - see it on the big screen. One of the best revenge movies of all time is Man on Fire starring Denzel Washington. Nothing is more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose. If that man also happens to be John Creasy, the former government assassin in Tony Scott's cathartic and extremely satisfying Man on Fire, you don't stand a chance. When the little girl Creasy is hired to protect is kidnapped, he swears to avenge her capture and take out everyone responsible...and we do mean everyone. To get an idea of Creasy's fiery rage, just ask Officer Fuentes what an explosive suppository feels like. In that best revenge scene of all, after knocking him out, Creasy inserts a bomb into the crooked policeman's anus. Then, after getting the desired information out of him he simply detonates the bomb.

A new movie that has a central theme of revenge is Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd (visit the official Sweeney Todd movie site). In this big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller, Johnny Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge. When returning from prison, he reopens his barber shop and becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street killing those who wronged him. If you have never heard of this musical, trust me it is a great story and this should be a good movie. For more information you can also visit Sweeney Todd on MySpace.