Seven amazing high-intensity moves that will energize, burn 400 calories and reduce fat

What's the fastest way to burn off calories and stubborn fat? High-Intensity sculpting moves done in an interval format and cardio like jumping rope and you'll transform a total-body strength workout into a super-sculpting 45-minute circuit fat blasting routine. Do the circuit four times in order, resting for a minute after each round. Warm up [...]

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Four common frequently asked fitness questions and their surprising answers

Why do muscles shake during exercise? Shaking is triggered by an increase in lactic acid and is  your body’s way of preventing you from injuring yourself, says Bob Greene, a trainer and author of Best Life and Oprah‘s personal trainer. “There’s also a certain amount of microtrauma that naturally occurs when you strength-train,” he explains. [...]

Three moves guaranteed to future proof your body and increase muscle strength by 30%

Stretching Increases Strength by 30% A study published in Science and Medicine in Sports & Exercise found that stretching slowly and holding it for 15-30 sec and repeating the stretch three times between sets increases the amount you can lift. This occurs because stretching boosts the blood flow to the muscles and warms them up, [...]

By | November 22nd, 2015|Categories: All Blogs, Benny's Blog, Healthy, News, Trends, & Research, Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Three moves guaranteed to future proof your body and increase muscle strength by 30%

Workout #152011, Weight Workout 75% Phase, Legs, Shoulders, & Arms, November 20, 2015

This week is my weight workout week and I alternate between one week of cardio-core and the next week weights. I discussed my training style and philosophy now that I am in my 40's. This week is cardio and core because I alternate weight training 1-week and cardio/core the following week and that seems to [...]

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Workout #151711, Weight Workout 75% Phase, Chest & Back, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 60-miute workout consisted of the following exercises and predecessors. 75% Periodization Phase Sets: 4+ per muscle group Repetitions: 8 - 12 reps at 75% of 1 rep max Periodization is an organized approach to training that involves progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period of [...]

The Ultimate Energy Mix to Double Your 10k Distance

Try the ultimate energy mix to take your running on to the next level, starting block, within wherever your weeks. THE ULTIMATE ENERGY MIX Mix it all up. Stick it in a zip lock bag. Chomp and hit the running trails and run forest run. Combine the ultimate energy mix ingredients 20g popcorn Popcom is [...]

Peak fitness having the energy to do mental and physical labor

A Marine of the United States Marine Corps runs through a creek. Original caption: "Lance Cpl. Anthony M. Madonia emerges from the water during the swimming portion of the triathlon. Marines and Sailors of Marine Security Company and the Naval Support Facility in Thurmont, Md., participated in the Catoctin Mountain Triathlon, July 20." (Photo [...]

Benefits of standing/sitting while working at a desk

There's more and more research being conducted and presented about the detrimental effects of sitting and positive effects of standing. A study at the University of Massachusetts showed that volunteers who stood for several hours a day burned hundreds of calories more than the same volunteers who sat for the same amount of time during [...]

By | August 1st, 2012|Categories: Benny's Blog, Healthy, News, Trends, & Research|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Workout, Chest & Back, 01/31/12

Chest & Back Workout I was tired tonight and tempted not to workout at all as I have been burning candles from both ends. But when you are Carb cycling (low carb off-days, medium carbs on-days) if you are on your carb day and you skip your workout you can end up having a week [...]

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Workout, Chest & Back, 12/20/11

Chest & Back Workout Workout started out slow (2/5) after I performed a 4min warm-up on the lifecycle I started the the workout with two sets of pushups superset with pull ups (see below). As the workout progressed and the music from personal Spotify play list (see below) picked so did my intensity. My pre-workout [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|Categories: Active, All Blogs, Benny's Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments