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How To Maintain Your Health By Knowing Your Body Type

Tantalizing pieces of information about body-types have been channeled over the last 20 years.

The four topics we will discuss are: what defines each body type, what foods work best with each of them, what is the best way to use exercise or other healing techniques for each body type, and some hyperlinks to pictures of people that present good examples of what each of the body types looks like for your comparison to your own.

First, let us provide some general information on body types. Body types are based on the astronomical bodies in our local solar system, starting with the Sun, then the Moon, then Mercury and so on all the way out to Saturn. The other planets, Uranus and Neptune and the planetoid Pluto only provide influences on the main body types. Newly discovered planetoids near Pluto will probably eventually be seen to have body type influences as well, but that is a topic for future channeling. For now, since any planetary body further away than Saturn has only a small influence on a minority of people we will concentrate on the main body types.

Most people have two body types in combination, meaning their body reflects the characteristics of two distinct planets; for instance, Solar and Mercurial, or Martial and Jovian. You will have to decide, unless you get some channeling on it, which two planets influence you and which of those two is dominant. It usually only takes a few minutes reflection after you have read all of this material and processed it. We have included some links to pictures of some classic examples of each type to help you along.

There are a few people who show only one body type and a few people who actually show three main body types. If you have only one body type, it will be to facilitate a life task or karma. If you have three, one of them will be a small influence, generally 10% or less.

There are seven main body types. Less than 10% of the population is influenced by one of the three outer planets. We have listed them because they help explain the appearance and characteristics of some people even more precisely. An example would be the famous Russian monk, Rasputin. His Plutonian influence was revealed by his mesmerizing eyes, high forehead, and the fact that, while controversial, he still maintained a loyal following. We will discuss each body type and influence thoroughly using examples to eliminate confusion.

There are some very practical reasons to understand body types. Each works best with a diet that suits it well. That can be easily seen in a large household. You may have some Martial types that adore protein mixed in with Saturnian types that love a broad based organic diet and a Venusian that just loves sweets. That makes for interesting dinner planning. Most families compromise as they go along but understanding the unique needs of all parties simplifies matters.

Have you ever noticed that people seem to fall into patterns that work for them? Some people just need to shun meat, often preferring a vegan diet. When they eat meat, it seems to make them ill. Others thrive on milk and cream, or luscious desserts and sweets while others are meat eaters, feeling weak and cranky without regular ingestion of animal proteins.

Some people just love to jog, they can do 6-7 miles a day; while others crave resistance training, and the only thing that satisfies them is the muscle burn they get heaving iron in the gym. Knowing your body types can help you understand what works best for you, making it easier to stay on the path to good health.

Here are a few tips for reading this information.

Vision activates 65% of the neurons in your brain. Keep your eyes open and try to stop noticing things in your environment: it isn’t possible; you are hard wired to use your eyes for perception. That is why you close your eyes to really taste or hear or feel, it allows more of your neurons to switch to that sense. Therefore, we suggest that you use the hyperlinks to view examples of the body types even if you think you remember what some of these people look like.

Please take into account that people can deliberately change their natural appearance. Marilyn Monroe is a great example; her hair was reddish until she bleached it to her signature platinum blonde. She also used make-up to hide her freckles. That is one reason why we wanted to display many images of each person as well. Please also look at the entire body, rather than just the face.

The public domain is the best place to view people in a natural state rather than publicity pictures. Please ignore the occasional extraneous pictures of people or things that accompany our topical subjects on the public domain sights. They have no relevance to these discussions.

That said, please read, click and enjoy…

Lunar Body

Lunar is luminous. The skin is pale or seems lit up from within. The face tends to be round. The body is curvy, but not tall; most Lunars are short to average in height. Think of how round the moon is in the sky; that is the shape you will see in the Lunar face.

Lunar men have a pear shape. They are rounder around the hips and narrower around the chest than average. Their legs are more easily developed than their upper bodies and they can excel at cycling, running or soccer more easily than a sport that takes a lot of upper body power, like baseball. Nonetheless, the Lunar is so persevering that you will find them throughout the sports world. Ironically, a lot of Lunars enjoy golf and bowling, for example, and excel in strategy rather than power for the most part.

The Lunar woman is often seen as the paragon of classic wife and mother fantasies: cute and curvy, with excellent cooking and baking skills, obedient, emotionally nurturing and great with children. Much of this reputation goes back to earlier centuries when Server women often took Lunar bodies to be more emotionally perceptive and persevering, as well as classically attractive in order to have many mating options. Now, although some women are born into the Lunar body type because they plan on having lifetimes that fit the stereotype, others may surprise potential lovers by having only some of these interests, traits, or skills.

Lunar men tend to get beer-bellied as they grow older; Lunar women just see their waistlines expand slowly over time. The classic cartoon Betty Boop is a classic Lunar female body type, petite and curvaceous. Wimpy from the Popeye cartoons is a male Lunar type.

Lunars can be naïve and easily hurt or manipulated when young. They need to exercise their native ability to see clearly to the heart of a matter. If they do not develop their perceptive skills, Lunars tend to become either cynical or depressed and withdrawn as they grow older.

Lunars have sensitive faces as well as delicate internal organs; especially the liver, kidneys, and intestines.

Dietary preferences

Lunars love dairy products from any animal source. They like dairy products so very much, that they may raise goats, yaks, sheep or cows to enjoy the freshest available dairy products. If they have another body type influence that affects them; if they are part Solar, for example; they may drink soy milk to alleviate their allergy to animal milks, but they crave that dairy texture. This includes cheeses, yogurts, puddings or ice cream depending on the individual.

Lunars are also usually attracted to onions and garlic to help clean their digestive tracts. They want savory, stick-to-the-ribs hearty food, like root vegetables and nuts. Comfort foods rather than really exotic foods are favored, simple beer or wine rather than fancy mixed drinks or liqueurs. And yes, Lunars enjoy alcoholic beverages, especially beers or grain based alcoholic beverages.

Lunars are the body type most compatible with the consumption of grains. Lunars invented breads and pastas, and, in fact, the cultivation of grains as food. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a fresh baked loaf of bread or bowl of spaghetti has Lunars to thank.

Healing suggestions

The easiest way to keep your weight balanced is to reduce portions of dense foods and alcohol, and increase the consumption of lighter foods. Overweight and too much alcohol consumption are big issues for Lunars. They need to eat foods that aid digestion and to eat slowly. Drink moderately, or if you cannot, get support to stop alcohol consumption altogether. Lunars actually suffer little to no negative side effects from consumption of coffee and tea, so those may be acceptable substitutes for alcohol.

Liberal consumption of vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat dairy products will offset the desire for so many denser foods Lunar bodies seem to digest poultry, game birds, fish, rabbit and eggs better than meats from larger animals. Rather than trying to deprive yourself, eat more of the lighter foods you like before you consume the heavier.

Lunars benefit from nice walks with the dog, tai chi, or gentle yoga and meditation, rather than extreme forms of exercise. Moderation is the key to keeping a Lunar fit.

Examples: All of the people below are primarily Lunar, if they have a minor influence, it is listed in parentheses

Kelly Ripa (Lunar/Solar)

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=kelly+Ripa&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Rachel Ray (Lunar/Venusian)

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&c2coff=1&q=Rachel+Ray

Britney Spears (Lunar/Martial)

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=britney+spears&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Ingrid Bergman (Lunar/Plutonian)

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&c2coff=1&q=Ingrid+bergman

Donna Reed (Lunar/Neptunian)

http://images.google.com/images?svnum=10&um=1&hl=en&c2coff=1&q=Donna+Reed

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Butt Exercises – Get the Butt You’ve Always Wanted

Ever wish your butt looked like one of those swimsuit model’s butts in a tiny bikini? Who doesn’t, right? But don’t be fooled into thinking that you can’t have that butt–you can! Here are a few of the best butt exercises that will get you the results you want. They may be somewhat unconventional but way more fun and let’s face it, you’ll be having fun and getting fit at the same time which means it won’t really feel like work to get the butt you’ve always wanted!

The best butt exercise for your butt is inline skating, also known as rollerblading. This exercise is so good for the glutes, thighs, and abs. You can pick up a pair for $20 all the way up to $150 depending on the type and quality. But for a 30 minute blade around the park everyday, all you need is a decent pair that’s comfortable and preferably has rubber wheels. This helps to absorb some of the shock; saving your knees. For first-timers I would recommend investing in a pair with brakes, also knee and elbow pads, and even gloves wouldn’t be a bad idea. There is a learning curve involved, but it’s just like riding a bike-once you learn how it sort of becomes second nature. But if rollerblading isn’t your thing, ice skating will give you the same result. Any activity where you have to use your legs to push against your body weight is a great exercise for not just your legs but your butt too, since the legs have to rely on the glute muscles to perform.

Another activity that is great for the butt is hiking. Or, if hiking is a bit too much, just walking at an incline will do more for your butt than walking level or downhill. The reason hiking is one of the best butt exercises is because the terrain varies therefore you work different parts of the butt and at different intensities throughout the workout. Which means the muscles firm up much faster.

The third best butt exercise is swimming. Swimming has been shown to be the best exercise for any part of the body because it offers resistance without putting much stress on the joints. However, to get better and faster results, you will want to supplement these activities with an at home workout DVD. I highly recommend the Brazil Butt Lift DVD. I would rollerblade, hike, or swim in the morning; and then do the Brazil Butt Lift at night. And I found that by doing these activities with the added intensity of the exercises in the Brazil Butt Lift it completely transformed my butt from a dimpled cellulite butt to a super sexy supermodel butt. And it can do the same for yours!

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Dry Orgasm and Penis Pain – Understanding Retrograde Ejaculation

Penis pain is something a man wants to avoid; a powerful ejaculation in which semen pours forth from the penis is something most men desire. A man with the condition known as retrograde ejaculation is denied the burst of semen and may suffer from minor member pain. Finding out if a man has retrograde ejaculation is essential both for getting a clear picture of the state of his penis health and for making any future family planning decisions.

What is retrograde ejaculation?

Most men aren’t familiar with the phrase retrograde ejaculation, but many have heard of a dry orgasm. Both are synonyms for the same condition in which a man has sex (solo or with a partner), has an orgasm and yet releases little or no semen.

Not every ejaculation in which there is little semen is actually a dry orgasm. For example, if a man ejaculates several times in a limited period of time, his final ejaculations may contain only a small amount of semen. However, if a man consistently produces little ejaculate when releasing, then he may have retrograde ejaculation.

Why does dry orgasm happen?

Understanding this requires a refresher course on the male reproductive system. Sperm are made in the testicles. They travel through the vas deferens tube to the prostate, where they are thrown in with other fluids to create semen. From there, the semen typically goes into the urethra and travels up and out of the penis as a man ejaculates.

Normally, when the semen leave the prostate, a muscle known as the bladder neck muscle tightens up so that the semen doesn’t go into the bladder instead. If a man has retrograde ejaculation, this muscle malfunctions; it doesn’t close properly, so some or all of the semen enters the bladder instead of the urethra. A man still experiences an orgasm when this occurs, but most or all of the semen has entered the bladder rather than exiting through the urethra. Later, when the man urinates, the semen (mixed in with urine) will exit the body. (This does not produce an orgasm.)

What causes dry orgasm?

There are several things that can cause dry orgasm, including:

1. Diabetes, multiple sclerosis or a spinal cord injury, all of which can bring about nerve damage that weakens the bladder neck muscle.

2. Surgery to the bladder neck muscle or to the prostate.

3. Some medications, especially some that treat high blood pressure, an enlarged prostate or mood disorders.

What are dry orgasm symptoms?

Fortunately, this is a pretty easy one to identify: consistent ejaculations in which there is little or no semen. In addition, a man may find that his urine is cloudy if he urinates soon after ejaculating.

Finally, if a man and his partner are having trouble conceiving, retrograde ejaculation may be to blame.

Although some men experience minor penis pain due to dry orgasm, most do not. The bigger problem is often the effect it has on a man’s ability to impregnate a woman.

Solutions

Most men with dry orgasm take no action to correct it (unless it is abnormally painful or is effecting efforts at conception). Those who do wish to correct it generally either must stop taking drugs that may be contributing to the problem or begin taking drugs that can address the issues (such as nerve damage) that are causing it. If the cause of the condition is prior surgery, there may not be a treatment that can improve the situation.

Regular care

While there are no surefire techniques to avoid dry orgasm, it is important to ensure that the penis is as healthy as possible in any event. Caring for the package includes a good diet, exercise, and staying hydrated; and men who are serious about penis health should consider using a first rate penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). While natural soothing ingredients such as shea butter can alleviate soreness, dryness, and other issues related to daily wear and tear, men should also make sure that the cream is rich in potent antioxidants like vitamin D and alpha lipoic acid in order to maintain optimum penis health.

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Wish You Were Taller? The Secrets to Growing Taller After Puberty

Let me start by saying that I have been considered short most of my childhood and my height seemed to peak at around 16 or 17 and my height ended up to be around 5 foot 7 inches tall by the time I was 20. I was really unhappy about my height and was prepared to do anything to be even an inch taller if it was possible. I started doing all the research I could online, talking with similar people suffering from the same problem online and eventually I began to learn growing taller after puberty was entirely possible and that many people were already doing it and talking about their results online. I grew extremely excited and began a quest of what I needed to do to increase my height. It’s been around 2 years later after starting my height increase regimen I am extremely satisfied with the results I am seeing.

Today I am 24 and my current height is 5’10 (5 foot 10 inches) without shoes. To many people this may seem unbelievable that I have grown an extra 3 inches but I am living proof that it’s real. This didn’t happen overnight, it was on a gradual basis after a lot of hard work and dedication but the rewards are well worth it. I have to say that I feel undeniably more self-confident after gaining an extra 3 inches and it has shown in all aspects of my life.

So you want to be taller too and are willing to put in the effort to make it happen?

Well, basically it boils down to doing three things:



1. Eating the right foods

2. Doing the right stretches

3. Taking the right supplements

I am going to go into basic detail with each one to set you on the right track and do more research yourself.

1. Doing the right stretches

There are a lot of exercises and stretches people recommend for increasing your height, and you should definitely do your own research online and learn about them all to find out which ones are best suited for you. Generally I would say stay away from exercises involving attaching weights to your legs and stretching out your limbs, even though people have reported success with it. I am going to go over a few basic stretches with you to get you started, and hopefully you will get into it get enough motivation to do your own extended research.

Exercise 1:

One of the best exercises you can do to help add to your height begins with you lying down on the floor facing the ceiling. The best idea here is to look at a single point on the ceiling and focus on it, while your body is resting comfortably, straight out on the floor. Now you want to stretch your left foot towards the right and your right foot towards the left, without moving your legs. Remember not to push too hard and to not push past the point of a light tightening sensation in your muscles. Now you want to stretch the right foot towards the right and the left towards the left. Again remember

not to move your legs and to not push too hard because then you risk straining or pulling a muscle.

Exercise 2:

Another of the most effective stretching exercises to increase height involves you lying down on your stomach, and then you want to put your palms down on the floor near your hips. Bend your legs at the knee and raise your legs upwards, now keeping your thighs on the floor you want to push your hands backwards and try to catch your legs. Do not stretch too much and relax after this, then repeat.

Exercise 3:

Another easy exercise to help increase height begins with you standing behind a chair. Hold the backrest of the chair and then push your right leg backwards. Keep your spine as straight as you can and then stretch the leg as much as possible without pushing it too far of course. Come back to the resting position and repeat the exercise with the other leg. You can then go back to the first leg and repeat several times.

Stretching exercises to increase height, if performed properly and on a regular basis, will be able to add height to your stature and give you better posture overall. You will stand straighter and feel better and these are definitely stretching exercises that you want to include in your existing routine for the rest of your life.

2. Eating the right foods

In order to grow taller naturally, your body need proteins, vitamins and minerals more readily than carbohydrates and fats. Proteins are composed of one or more chains of amino acids. They are fundamental components of all living cells and include many substances, such as enzymes, growth hormones, and antibodies that are necessary for the proper functioning of an organism. They are essential in the diet of animals for the growth and repair of tissue and thus you should ingest large amount of protein if you want to grow taller.

The best kinds of foods for complete proteins (those that contain the most appropriate distribution of amino acids for growth hormones) are fish, eggs, milk, and legumes. These foods contain most of the 20 amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids that are not synthesized by your body. Therefore, replace rice, bread, and hamburger with fish, eggs, and skim milk.

The most important mineral is calcium. Be aware that some common foods and drinks can act as calcium inhibitors and stunt growth. Those calcium inhibitors include coffee, soft drinks refined sugar, concentrated sweetener, excessive salt, excessive fats, alcohol, and cigarettes. Stop or reduce the consumption of these foods and drinks if you want to grow taller.

Therefore, the correct regular diet for you to grow taller naturally should be mainly consisted of protein rich food such as fish, unsaturated meat, eggs, milk, and legumes; vitamin rich food such as fruits, vegetables, and animal liver; mineral rich food such as milk, dairy products and seafood

3. Taking the right supplements

If you are looking for height increasing supplements and so-called HGH supplements, I advice you to stay away from most of them. Most of these products are scam products that contains nothing but L-Arginine. Some of these websites trick people into paying $100 for a bottle of L-Arginine that costs $5 simply because they call it a “Grow Taller Pill” or “Height Booster Pill”.

Before you buy any type of “height increasing” or “grow taller” supplement, look at the ingredients. If they don’t list the ingredients in plain site on their website then they have something to hide and are probably selling plain L-Arginine pills under false marketing. Any height enhancer supplement or HGH supplement you buy should contain all of these ingredients:



L-Arginine,

L-Ornithine,

L-Lysine,

L-Glutamine,

L-Glycine,

Pituitary Powder

These ingredients act as powerful HGH (Human Growth Hormone) releases in the human body and also play important roles building in muscles, tissues, and structural integrity. taking L-Arginine alone will have little to no affect on your body related to height.

So there you have it, the secrets to growing taller! All I can say that is if you really want it, you can definitely increase your height and become taller! Good Luck!

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Fast Abs Workout – Combination Efficiency & Effectiveness

A fast abs workout is highly desirable for those with busy schedules, but certainly not at the expense of quality. Fast is good, ineffective is not.

The good news is that an abs workout does not have to be overly extended or excessively in order to achieve its purpose. But if it is a fast abs workout that you really want then it must be, at the very least, efficient and well planned.

This means that your training regimen needs to be, well … regimented. Do not try to make it up as you go along. Know your training routine and move crisply from one exercise or set to the next. In order for your abs workout to be seamlessly integrated with your busy schedule each individual segment of that routine must seamlessly integrate with the other parts.

Your abs workout also needs to be a dedicated block of time. This is more difficult if you go to the gym, as opposed to working out at home. There are more distractions, as the health club venue lends itself so easily to socializing. A fast abs workout requires focus and the minimalization of such distractions.

Finally, the type of exercises you engage in will also impact the efficiency of your workout. What I am referring to here is the superiority of multi-joint exercises. Multi-joint exercises are those that engage more than one muscle group simultaneously.

Examples of multi-joint workouts are squats, dead lifts, lunges and of course, pullups and pushups. The advantages of incorporating these types of exercises into your routine are many:

* Calorie burning – While isolating specific muscle groups such as the abdominals is important for toning and development, for calorie burning there is no substitution for a routine that targets multiple muscle groups simultaneously.

* Fat Burning – For fat burning purposes it is the RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) that must be targeted. Clearly, multi-joint exercises are far superior for maintaining a higher RMR.

* Full Body Toning – The end result of multi-joint exercises is an overall body workout that Promotes full body toning. What does this have to do with an abs workout? Read on.

Calorie and fat burning, as well as full body toning, are an integral part of any abs regimen. The fact is that all people have abs, so it's not like we need to get them. They just can not be seen because of the excess subcutaneous fat that lies on top.

A workout routine that exercises multi-joint exercises will effectively burn that fat, along with excess calories, which in turn will result in more clearly defined abdominals. For abs "development" go ahead and add the necessary crunches to target that specific muscle group. But for maximum effectiveness a multi-joint strategy is essential.

By combining a multi-joint exercise strategy with a targeted abs regimen we have the basis for an effective and efficient fast abs workout that will produce maximum results in a short time.

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The Secrets to Training in MMA While You Have Acid Reflux

For those with acid reflux problems including acid reflux disease, GERD and hiatus hernias MMA training and diet can sometimes be a challenge. However at the same time those who suffer from these problems can benefit greatly from MMA training and using some aspects as part of a natural treatment program even if they never intend to jump in the octagon for real. Of course, the right training and exercise can even help prevent medical conditions like this occurring in others.

Acid reflux and GERD cause heartburn and other symptoms including regurgitation of food and stomach contents. A big part of this is do to with diet and exercise which are obviously also the two biggest factors in MMA training.

Of course if you have a hiatal hernia, you do need to be careful not to cause yourself further injury. However building core muscle and strength can help prevent getting a hiatus hernia. There is a potential link between those with GERD and hiatus hernia, so you should spend extra time working your center body and abs.

Part of the root cause of reflux problems is digestion. Regular exercise and training promote good digestion and a better metabolism. This prevents food from remaining in the stomach too long and having the potential to cause heartburn. This doesn’t necessarily have to be incredibly grueling training for hours everyday, but hitting an MMA class or the gym for an hour 3-5 times a week can do wonders along with regular walks. If you are currently suffering from GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) or acid reflux you do need to be careful when you work out. Avoid training right after meals as bending over and laying down can trigger symptoms.

Diet can seem like a difficult issue for those who are really serious about their MMA training and have acid reflux. It can seem like what you want to achieve and what you need to do to avoid irritating symptoms requires two completely opposite diets. This is because it is highly acidic foods like eggs and red meat that are the biggest culprits in causing over production of stomach acid, but are also favorites for those desiring to pack on muscle. However there are plenty of foods that can be incorporated into your diet that can keep you healthy and help you keep in incredible shape. MMA fighters also often eat a meal plan that is very effective for reducing reflux problems as it most often involves 6-7 small meals throughout the day as opposed to only a couple large ones and encourages you to stay well hydrated with 6-10 glasses of water a day.

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L-Glutamine Side Effects – What You Should Know?

L-Glutamine is a great supplement that serves several great functions in the body. It is rich in amino acids that aid in muscle growth and healing of muscles. It is also known to help with fat burning and bolstering the immune system in a person. L-Glutamine has also been known to keep a person alert and is often take a brain food to increase alertness levels and sharpness levels.

That being said, there are some L-Glutamine side effects as well. Just like any other supplement or drug, nothing is really completely devoid of any side effects. This article will discuss some of the side effects of L-Glutamine.

Most of the side effects related with L-Glutamine have to do with the dosage. Many people do not realize that supplements are helpful only when they are taken in right quantities. Beyond a certain point, they will have an adverse effect and it applies to all supplements like whey protein, creatine and so on.

L-Glutamine is something that should be avoided by people suffering from liver disease. It is also recommended that pregnant women not consume L-Glutamine to be on the safer side.

L-Glutamine side effects are different from person to person and it will depend on the general constituency of the person in question. It differs from person to person because everyone has a different mix of essential vitamins and minerals in their body. When a supplement such as L-Glutamine is taken, it starts to alter that chemical balance in each person and it has the potential to have different results with different individuals.

Some will feel very tired and sleepy after taking L-Glutamine while some will feel energized after taking it. In some cases, it can also result in diarrhea. When diarrhea happens, one can rectify the problem by lowering the dosage of L-Glutamine. The recommended dosage for the L-Glutamine is very wide with an acceptable level being anywhere from 500mg, all the way to 4,000 mg.

In general, L-Glutamine is a naturally occurring amino acid in the body and there are no potential side effects that are directly related to it. One would have to try it to see what sort of side effects they experience. If they feel incredibly tired or sleep after consuming it, it is best that they discontinue it or try a different dosage. The general public does not really take L-Glutamine supplements and its usage is usually found in the bodybuilding circle.

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How to Safely Start Running for Weight Loss

Did you know that running is one of the best ways there is to reduce weight? There may be other, easier ways, but when it comes to effectiveness, there are very few other strategies that can compare to running. If you think that this is easily done, think again. Running requires a lot of self-discipline and hard work, so you need to be prepared and committed. Below are a few important tips that will help you to start running for weight loss as safely as possible.

Consult Your Doctor

It's a good idea to visit your doctor for a full check up before you start running. This assumes more importance if you:

  • have been inactive;
  • are overweight;
  • have heart problems; Egypt
  • any other health issues.

In any case, getting a clean bill of health from your doctor is a good idea if only because it will help you identify any potential problems before they occur.

Purchase a Proper Pair of Running Shoes

Finding good running shoes is very important. Shoes, not only protect your feet, but also support them when you run. Running shoes are not the same as other shoes, and will have extra cushioning to absorb the impact of each stride. Running shoes should also be just tight enough to support your feet without being uncomfortable. Make sure that you get runners that do all this, or you could stop running even before you have begun.

Warm Up Properly

Warming up is another very important aspect of a running routine. A proper warm up will reduce wear and tear on your joints, muscles and tendons by limbering them up, and being limber, will help you settle into your rhythm quickly and easily. Starting to jog before you adequately warm up can cause damage to such an amount that the pain can become so unbearable that it even affects the way you walk.

It is advisable to start with a brisk walk for five minutes before running, jog slowly for another ten minutes and then stop and carry out some runner's stretches. This will help your body arrive at the optimal temperature for you to start running with greater ease.

Never Diet When you Run

Even if the primary reason behind you starting to run was to reduce weight, it is really not advisable to diet when you start to run. A better option would be to eat healthy, nourishing food and cut down on the junk food and snacks.

Relax When You Run

This is another important aspect behind running. Correct posture is important, not only because it will help you run better, but because it will help you relax the rest of your body when you run. Hold yourself erect and look ahead. Do not look down or lean forward. Relax your shoulders and arms and try not to clench your fists.

Drink More Water

Water will hydrate better than other fluids. When you run, you sweat thereby losing a lot of the vital water in your body, therefore leaving it dehydrated. Ensure that you drink water at least an hour before and after your run, and keep drinking water throughout the day to ensure that your body is always well hydrated.

Include Strength Training as Part of Your Routine

Even if this is not part of running as such, strength training will help you to build more muscle mass while burning off some more of the fat. This is, however, a long-term plan because building up your muscle mass actually takes longer than losing a couple of inches here and there.

Running for weight loss really works as running is a great calorie burner. Following the above tips will help you be more successful at achieving an enjoyable start to a running regime.

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How to Strengthen Your Throw From the Outfield in Softball

Although the ball is larger and the bases are closer together, arm strength in playing softball is no less important than in playing baseball. Ironically, because everything involved with a softball field is smaller than the regular baseball field, arm strength for quickness is possibly of greater importance.

These four exercises will help build the muscle mass required to increase strength in the primary throwing muscles. This is in no way a total strength conditioning program, as the lower body, legs, also play a pivotal role in the overall process.

Arm Circles

To perform this exercise, stand with feet shoulder width apart, raise both arms to shoulder level height, begin rotating your arms forward in small circles for 15 seconds, then reverse your circles for 15 seconds. Drop your arms to your side and shake it out.

Perform 10 reps of arm circles daily, increasing your time duration 5 seconds daily until you reach maximum endurance, as with all exercises properly performed, the will let you know maximum performance.

This exercise will increase flexibility, balance and stamina and endurance of the rotator cuff muscles.

Exercise, Resistance or Surgical Bands

Any one of the above training aids will suffice for this exercise.

Attach the band to a stationary object, door, install a hook or whatever, as long as it’s attached at least a foot above, and preferably higher, than your height.

Grasping the unattached end of the band, come to your plant position, left foot forward if right handed, right foot forward for lefties, your arm will be at shoulder height in the L position, hand close to ear.

From this position, using your arm and shoulders, pull the band forward as if you were completing your pitching motion, finishing with your hand at your opposite hip.

Jobe Exercise



This exercised is named after Frank Jobe, Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team Physician, and was originally created as a rehab exercise from an arm injury, but Nolan Ryan began using it as a regular strength exercise, and as they say, the rest is history.

To perform this exercise, stand feet shoulder width apart, hold a 1 – 3 Lb. weight in each hand, which are at your side. Slowly raise your arms straight out sideways, until your arms are at shoulder level, then slowly lower them back to your side.

Perform 3 sets of 10 reps each. As you gain strength you can either increase the number of reps you perform, or increase the amounts of the weight, but Do Not Exceed 5 Lb weights as it then begins to stress instead of strengthen the muscles.

Long Toss Exercise

Just as the name indicates, it involves playing catch and throwing the baseball farther distances as your strength increases. Begin this exercise throwing @ 50′ apart, increasing in 10′ intervals until reaching 100 to 110 feet apart.

It’s important to realize and remember, although the drill is Long Toss the number of throws and frequency also has an impact on the drill. You’re better off making less throws per session and throw greater distances and more sessions.

***Be sure to always stretch and warm the muscles before beginning the long toss or your risk of injury will skyrocket. ***

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Grow Taller Quickly – How To Grow A Foot Taller In A Week

Unfortunately, if you are looking to grow taller quickly by a foot in about a week then I hate to tell you that there is no way that this is going to happen at all unless you start walking on stilts, no matter what anyone says, it just won’t happen. You can, however, over time grow taller quickly by at least 2 inches dependent on how much effort you are willing to put into what I am going to show in the following article.

Many people are looking for quick fixes that are going to help them increase their height in a week or similar but that is what we call wishful thinking. You are not going to find some sort of height increase machine, creams or pills that will boost your growth hormones but this in fact is something that you are just going to end up wasting money on. IF you are looking to climb your way up the height ladder then you are going to have to do this naturally.

When I say naturally I mean that you are going to have to go through all the exercises, stretches and dietary criteria as these methods are in fact the best and fastest methods that you can go through that can help you grow taller quickly.

This does sound like a lot of effort but if you do in fact put in the time and the effort then you will gain the benefits out of it as well. There are many people that have claimed to have up to 6 inches of extra height from going through the natural methods! But what you need to understand is that it did take time for this to happen, this isn’t something where you just take some pills and it starts working, this is like building muscle; you need to be realistic and willing to put the time and effort in to reap the rewards.

So now that all of you know how unrealistic it is growing a foot in a week we can now move forward into the natural methods which while they do take time to go through are very effective and pay off well.

There are many natural methods to take into account when thinking about growing taller quickly, the most popular and easiest are the stretches to grow taller.

These can be done at anytime you have free, may people do these in the morning when they wake up and also in the evening before they get themselves back to bed. The best thing about stretches and exercises is that many of them don’t even need equipment just natural body weight, performing this in the morning when you wake and before you go to sleep can be highly effective and teaming them up with exercises and a diet that is high in not only protein but also high in nutrients such as calcium as well everyday will help you create a routine that will help you grow taller quickly by at least 2 inches.

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