Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Busy Body For Life

I start by teaching my Clients that exercise is only part of getting in shape. You have to get there in your head before you can get there with your Body.

Other than water, Protein is the key point for Bodybuilding.

Other than water,protein is the stating point for the bodybuilding version of the food pyramid.In other words,cavemen had the ideal type of protein along with other dietary necessities.The challenge facing bodybuilders is to do the same with today's food choices (see"How to Eat like a Caveman Today") Bodybuilders have had it right all along. They know firsthand that when they take in more protein,they get stronger,bigger and leaner.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Motivation Article

Motivation & fat Loss:A Nutrition program for Summer fun!
By :Linston M.Hensley
It is time to get back in shape and time to get serious about getting
your body ready to wear those bathing suits this Summer! Use these
proven suggestions,Meal plans and Recipes to insure you have a sizzling
physique for this Summer!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Water intake

Drink plenty of water
Healthy muscle is comprised of more than 70 percent water.Water is also an essential transport mechanism for a vast array of nutrients like vitamins
and minerals and even carbohydrates. If serves an important role in all cellular activity .If your water intake is low,your ability to transport nutrients becomes compromised,and you'll lose strength and feel sluggish because of the buildup of ammonia, urea,uric acid and a whole host of other junk you don't want hanging around in your body.Also, if you happen to be someone who struggles with water retention,one of the best ways to get rid of that is to drink more water,not
less.Water retention is just another aspect of your body's survival mechanism.Drinking water can also help you control your appetite.If you find that the portions of food you're eating don't quite satisfy you, try drinking another cup of water with your meal.You'll find this helps alleviate that nagging feeling of not having eaten enough.

Don't eat for one hour after exercise

After an intense morning workout on an empty

stomach(ideal for optimal fat burning),your energy

stores are pretty much depleted,and your body will

be thirsting for food like a baby for its bottle . But

don't give in Hold off your urge to eat for one hour

following your workout.By waiting an hour before

eating, you're forcing your body to continue to rely

on fat for fuel.Think of it as a residual fat-burning

effect.Feeding yourself immediately after exercise

would be like putying in a full 40 hours at the office

but never collecting your paycheck.You've already

put in the hard work.Why not collect all the rewards?

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Cable rope Pushdowns

This basic exercise stresses your entire triceps muscle ,Particularly the outer and medial heads.
Starting Position:Attach a rope to a high-pulley machine.Grasp an end of the rope in each hand, bend you knees slightly and stand with your feet shoulder
width apart .Keep your forearms parallel with the floor.

The Exercise: Move your forearms down while straightening your arms.Keep your forearms close to your body, and flex your triceps intensely in the bottom position for a count of one.Let the weight slowly return to the starting position.

tilt your body
slightly forward for
balance and keep
your shoulders
back,but dont't lean
too far forward
while you do this exercise

Monday, May 12, 2008

Pull-up or Shut up

For the pass 12 weeks,my back-training regimen has consisted of pull-ups and nothing but pull-ups.I think you'd agree that they've done me right.If you're not happy with the way your back looks and do not perform pull-ups, then you have no room for complaint.Back in the old days,before there was such a thing as Hammer Strength ISO-Lateral High-Row mac- Hines, building a strong,V-shaped back was pretty basic.You did pull-ups and ,well...you did more pull-ups.That was it.And you know what?That was all you needed to do to develop an unbelievable backside.For proof,just take a look at the pictures of old time fighters who were famous for pumping out pull-ups as part of their training regimens.Rocky Marciano, for instance,would routinely perform 30 pull-ups at a time.By no coincidence,the Rock sported a granite-hard upper back with which he used to generate bone-crushing power in his punches.Similarly,according to old training logs, Jack Dempsey would grind out hundreds of pull-ups a day .He, too,had a chiseled, heavily muscled back and packed one helluva wallop.Unfortunately ,however,somewhere in the evolution of resistance training,pull-ups fell out of favor.Thanks in part to the marketing efforts of enterprising exercise equipment manufactures and the sissy excuses from lifters who say they weigh too much,it's rare to see anyone performing the time honored pull-up these days.And it shows, particularly in the pathetic back development of today's typical weight trainer.Now don't get me wrong.I don't mind throwing in the occasional cable pull down for the sake of variety.What I do have a problem with, however,is focusing a back training program around exercises other than pull-ups.Why?Three reasons come to mind.First studies show pull-ups involve more motor units in your lats and rear delts than do pull-downs.For any given number of reps, pull-ups will always create more demand on the muscle fibers your upper back because,unlike with pull downs, you cannot cheat and use your lower back to move the load.Second, the strength gains achieved from performing pull-ups are functional.They spill over into certain real-life tasks,such as pulling yourself over a fence or up a steep rock face.Third, there's something to be said for pulling your own weight.It's strength displayed in its purest form.It's the mark of a real man or woman.After all, U.S Marines aren't required to perform pull-downs or one -arm ISO high rows as part of their PF Ts (physical Fitness Tests).They're to do pull-ups from a dead hang.With that in mind,isn't it a good idea to pay a little more attention to pull-ups? I think so, and here's how to use em to build a great back.

UP Front By Linston Hensley

Dear Friend,
You're either living or you're dying.Which is it? profound?Maybe.However, it is a question that we must ask ourselves as we embark on the journey to a better body,a better mind and a better life.It's also a question we must ask those around us (especially those we love). I am reminded of a conversation I had with Peter Freeman, who was havingdifficulty convincing a gentleman about the virues of good health.This man ,according to Peter,seemingly has achieved success in all areas of his life.He has a great family ,a good job, makes plenty of money,is in the public eye-the planets appear to be aligned for this guy.But he is kidding himself.Big time.You see,he is failing his body and ,unfortunately ,he is failing himself-including his family.While he is quite satisfied with his body,he doesn't realize the undue medical stresses he has been putting it through.He is shortening his life and his time with his family .He had become comfortable an uncomfortable body.Quite an achievement--However,it is all too commom in today's society.He had chosen to slowly die instesd of live vibranty.

Dumbbell Rows

(starting position)Rest the right knee and hand on the bench ,as shown.Grasp a dumbbell with the left hand ,with the palm facing toward thr body.(The Exercise0 Maintaining neutral spinal curvatures and keeping the torso parallel to the floor, pull the dumbbell upward in a straight line keeping the elbow close to the torso throughout.At the top of movement, the left hand should be adjacent to the left ASIS (hip bone).Slowy lower back to the starting position, and repeat for thr desired number of repetitions do the same on the other side .As with all back exercises,the exercise should start with fully protracted scapulae,and finish with fully retracted scapulae.(Tip) Think of your spine as a hinge when towing on the right side , for example,stabilize the left side of your torso, and pull the right scapula towerd the left at the top of the movement.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Welcome to our Fitness Blog

Welcome to our new fitness and excercise blog. Please check back for new articles on fitness, excercise and healthy living.