This video demonstrates five advanced push-up variations to make your home workouts a lot harder and more effective. If you want to build a big chest at home, then these push-ups are what you should do instead of the normal push-ups.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
The medical establishment claims that breast implant surgery is the only way a woman can increase her breast size. Caitlin MacKenna says that isn't true. She explains how natural breast enlargement works.
It is no longer an issue that men and even women themselves prefer bigger breasts, though sadly not every woman has the breast size of her choice. The issue now is whether a woman can enlarge her breasts naturally without surgery. How does natural breast enlargement work? Read more
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Athletes in the NFL are among the strongest, fastest, and toughest in any sport. How do they great that way? Trainer Todd Durkin says they have four fitness secrets.
Aaron Rodgers. Drew Brees. LaDainian Tomlinson. Reggie Bush. Besides being NFL Pro Bowlers, what do these guys have in common?
They're all trained by Todd Durkin, C.S.C.S., owner of Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, a contributor to Men's Health, and author of The Impact! Body Plan.
Durkin makes his living training elite athletes, but he also helps average men (and women) achieve their ideal bodies too. And he does so with the very same strategies, exercises, and workout plans he gives top athletes. Walk into his gym, in fact, and you may very well see a grandmother training next to an NFL superstar. That's pretty cool.
We recently asked Durkin to how top NFL athletes get and stay in peak physical condition—and how you can do it, too. Here's what he told us. Read more
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Mark Sisson discusses the relationship between exercise and inflammation and what it means for your workouts.
Since we’ve been on an inflammation kick the past couple weeks, I figured I’d start covering some of the areas of health and lifestyle that interact with inflammation. That doesn’t exactly narrow things down, seeing as how inflammation is involved in just about everything, but it does give me plenty of things to discuss. Today’s topic, exercise, was a little tricky, because the relationship between exercise and inflammation is anything but straightforward, seemingly fraught with inconsistencies and facts that appear to contradict one another. Exercise reduces inflammation, but it also increases it. And depending on the context, this increased inflammation due to exercise is either a good thing or a bad thing.
See for yourself. Study after study (epidemiological and clinical alike) shows that extended exercise programs generally reduce markers of inflammation (like C-reactive protein) over the long-term: Read more
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This training routine for anyone who is planning on entering the military or who wants to just train like one and build muscles and burn fat at the same time.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Castor oil may be an old-fashioned home remedy, but Marsha Anderson says that it is still one of the best.
"No drug exists that has the ability to improve lymphatic flow; however, the job can easily be handled through the topical application of Castor oil," said Dr David G. Williams. In addition to increasing the flow of lymph, Castor oil can increase lymphocyte production and activity. Topical application of Castor oil through massage or packs has been shown to be an effective remedy for: skin keratosis, ringworm, fungal and bacterial infections, sebaceous cysts, warts, muscle strains and spasms, itching, reducing inflammation, and relief of pain. It can relieve chronic fluid retention, arthritis, gallbladder and liver congestion and can remove mucus in the lungs and bowels. It makes an effective deodorant and can be used around the home for tasks such as lubricating a squeaky juicer. Castor oil should not be used during pregnancy because of the risk of miscarriage. Read more
Monday, January 9, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
Is your diet and exercise program really working for you? Anna Hodgekiss says seven tests can help assess and fix your health risks.
With the festive season over, many of us are planning to turn over a new leaf and shed a few pounds this year with diet and exercise.
And new research suggests that when it comes to weight, Britain is in dire need of a reality check.
A Bupa study published last week found that four in ten obese people consider themselves a ‘healthy’ size, and too many of us are ‘blissfully unaware’ of the true impact our lifestyles are having on our health. Read more
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If you're looking for a fitness challenge for the new year, Zuzana has a 1000 rep workout for you. Of course, that's the goal, not where you start necessarily. For a workout breakdown, click here.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Understand the basics before you submit to fear-based propaganda, says Joseph Mercola.
... Why You Need to Understand Basic Statistics Before Getting a Flu Shot
Some clinical trials are only able to show a meaningful benefit because they focus on relative risk reduction rather than absolute risk reduction. What's the difference? You can find a very simple explanation of relative risk vs. absolute risk at the Annie Appleseed Project web site, but let me sum it up here. Read more