WOW! Our New Mens Pages Have Dr Hardbody On Board

Posted on September 17, 2008. Filed under: Body Building, Fitness, Muscle Building | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr Hardbody - Get the Body Women Want

Dr Hardbody - Get the Body Women Want

Yes you heard it here first folks, Dr Hardbody Mr Vaughn  Guenter is our resident expert on men’s fitness and body building, you can read his articles for free right onsite, in our new mens pages titled MEN.

Just in case you are amongst the few who haven’t heard of Vaughn, Dr Hardbody is a certified personal trainer with over 15 years experience in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The ultimate David and Goliath combinations, he earned a doctorate in Pholosophy and achieved representative status in soccer, cricket, tennis and martial arts before going on to win a National Bodybuilding Competition.

His articles onsite cover the gamit of bodybuilding tips:

Training to Pick Up Women (every mans dream)

Chest by Design (tips on how to get the chest you want)

A Call to Arms (bulging biceps)

The Shoulder Moulder (Atlas’s shoulders)

The Heat is On – Fat Burning Tips (lose weight, burn fat)

Inventing the Abs (get a six pack)

Getting a Leg Up (legs to die for)

Or you can access all 7 articles in one convenient eBook right from our site.

Guys who would like to have the kind of body that attracts women you will find all the tips, tricks and workout information you need right here on our site.

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5 Ways to Get Fit and Slim Fast

Posted on August 7, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, weightloss | Tags: , , , , , , |

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Good Post here by JC at the “Really Useful Fitness Blog”

“5 Things Anyone Can do to Lose Fat and Get Fit Fast”

1. Energize Yourself

Ways you can do this include getting enough sleep, eating lots of fresh vegetables and fruit and exercising regularly.

2. Eat an all natural diet

I agree with this lots of good fresh fruit and vegetables, good quality protien, good oils, and whole grains; perferably in that order. Please also include some high quality wholefood supplements in your diet that are what we call nutrient dense (our soils do not contain enough minerals and we need to make sure we are getting high enough amounts of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes).

3. Do high intensity exercise a few times per week

High intensity exercise is a great way to burn fat and boost your heart, if you find this difficult try looking at a vibration platform to get you fit enough to workout at a high intensity (it can make it so much easier). Also it has now been scientifically proven that creating small bursts of intensity within a workout can be just as or more useful than a full high intensity workout. So in a ratio of a count of 8 to 12; go hard for 8 seconds and slower for 12 repeat until workout is finished.

4. Do strength training

Resistance training is vital to keep your bones strong and your muscles toned, and toned muscles accelerate your metabolism and burn unwanted fat; this can be done with weights your body weight or on a vibration platform.

5. Snack often

This is what I like to call grazing, graze at your food rather than try to eat it all in one sitting at a meal. Grazing is a natural way of eating and can actually help to raise your metabolism. One caution: if you are insulin resistant or leptin resistant this will be counterproductive until you have it under control. See my eBook “Sick, Tired & Overweight” for more information on this and the recommendations for these metabolic syndromes.

These are all great recommendations with certain proviso’s, not all of us are young enough or slim enough to tackle them straight away. I want you all to know that there are ways for everyone to get to the place in their journey where they can read a blog like this and know that they can use all of these recommendations easily.

Taking care to educate yourself on the proper lifestyle recommendations if you are older or have a metabolic syndrome (the modern epidemic) or are already overweight and find it difficult to exercise (use a vibration platform to speed up your weight loss and toning) you can be healthy and slim.

Be Fit! Be Well! Do it online…

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How to Build Muscle Without Overdoing it.

Posted on March 3, 2008. Filed under: Fitness, wellbeing | Tags: , , , , , , , |

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§ Resistance training is probably the easiest and most common form of exercise to increase muscle. No brainer I guess!

§ Allow enough time for recovery. That means getting enough rest, and allowing enough time between workouts for your muscles to restore and strengthen. Experiment around to find out what will be the best recovery time for you. Anywhere from 2 days to 1 week before training the same body parts again is common.

§ Try splitting different days up into different body parts if you like. This will allow you to do more on each body part in each session and shortens the time you spend in the gym. The catch is that you’ll have to visit the gym more often to cover your whole body.

§ Focus on compound exercises involving larger muscle groups and movement by 2 joints rather than isolation exercises that concentrate on specific and smaller muscles and movements over one joint. For example, bench presses are better for building muscle than lots of smaller pec exercises. Squats are better than doing leg extensions. This may mean you may not need to spend too much time with isolation exercises such as bicep curls and tricep pushdowns. Far too often we see people doing as much for their biceps and triceps (which are small muscle groups) as they would for their chest, back and legs (the bigger, major muscle groups. Not only that, but when performing exercises for the large muscle groups, you work the smaller ones at the same time. So effectively, you could be doing more for your smaller muscles, than you do for you bigger ones when you start to isolate! Now that doesn’t make sense does it??

§ Keep your workouts short and intense. One of the classic muscle building tips. 45mins is an ideal time to spend on a weights only workout. Obviously if you have more body parts to cover in a session it may take a little longer, but 1hr is more than enough. It is fine to spend half an hr to 45 mins. In fact I recommend. Not only is it a scientific fact that workouts of this duration are ideal for muscle growth, but it also aids as a mental bonus when you know all you have to do is spend 45 mins in the gym. A lot easier to have an intense workout for 45 mins than it is for 2 hrs!

§ Build Your Core! It is especially common to leave abs and lower back (core) until the end of a workout as an after thought. Your body works in synergy and that includes your core supporting your body in motion. If you are getting stronger at the extremities (arms, legs) and your core can’t support because it isn’t strengthening at a similar rate as the rest of your body, then something has to give, next thing you know Ooops! a slipped disc.

§ Guys, don’t neglect your legs! Not only will it keep you in proportion, but it helps the rest of your body’s ability to grow muscle. Shapely legs set everything else off.

§ Take some time off. Take a week off every 8-12 weeks. Your mind and body both need time to rejuvenate. Sometimes taking time off is one of the hardest things to do, but when you push through it, you’ll find it will give you great recovery, longevity with training, and mental rest.

§ Work out what works for YOU. You’ll get lots of advice and read a lot of conflicting information as to what is the best amount of reps or sets to do to build muscle. Well here’s the best piece of advice I can give… EXPERIMENT! Try reps of 4-6, 6-8, 8-12 and 12-15. What’s more important is to keep making progressive improvements over time. You do that by increasing the weight, or increasing the reps or sets. Your body will naturally increase in strength and muscle, and you will be forcing it to do so by making gradual changes!

§ Take care when following professional bodybuilder muscle building tips and routines. In many circumstances (many many!!) professional body builders can train differently to the average person because certain artificial substances aid in recovery and growth. If you are not eating, recovering, possess the same freakish genetic gifts, and doing the same substance program that they are doing, why would you follow the same training advice. Training will compliment everything else (including genetics), so train within your means. Experiment and see what works.

§ Making sure you’re eating properly to compliment your training is crucial. This is one of the best muscle building tips I can give you. To consistently put on lean muscle, and avoid putting on fat or not putting on any weight at all, take control of your eating habits. Don’t let you hard work in the gym go to waste.

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