Mind alcohol, get a buddy, mitigate cortisol, eat dense foods, and estimate for faster weightloss

The adrenal glands sit atop the kidneys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ALCOHOL You booze, you lose: A daily serving of hooch may be better for keeping off weight than abstaining. Alcohol may increase leptin, a hormone that curbs your appetite for sweets. To get the perks with minimal calories, order a glass of sauvignon [...]

To achieve peak fitness you must be well, your body’s ability to resist stress and the stamina for physical and social activities

English: Line-up of Body Fitness competition. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Being fit always brings to mind the idea of bulging muscles, superman strength and a to-die-for athletic built. But more important is wellness which is your body’s ability to resist stress and the stamina for physical and social activities. Being well is the [...]

How do bodybuilders get to be so lean when they do very little cardio

English: Bodybuilding (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Because they're working at such a high intensity, bodybuilders (and anyone who does a large amount of resistance training) often have a significantly altered metabolic rate after exercise. "It can take hours for the muscle cells to return to their normal state, and during that time the body [...]

By | February 14th, 2013|Categories: Active, Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fitness Questions: Why do muscles shake when lifting weights

Cover via Amazon 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. "If [...]

By | February 12th, 2013|Categories: Healthy, Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Workout #20913: Shoulders/Arms

I love shoulders and arms and I think it's my favorite muscle group to train. Breakfast consisted of 2-red potatoes; 2 egg sandwiches; Warmup 4-min bike   Axillary artery and its branches - anterior view of right upper limb and thorax. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   Shoulder warmup DB-Curl-ups (curl db ups like a [...]

Workout #21213: Chest/Back

The 4-Hour Body (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I was tired from lack of sleep from the night before so I decided that I would use the #MED or Minimum Effective Dose (a la Tim Ferris, 4-Hour Body, pick it up it's a good book) required in time/sets/reps, so I did 1-2 sets of maximum [...]

By | February 5th, 2013|Categories: Active, Benny's Blog|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 [...]

By | January 31st, 2012|Categories: Active, All Blogs, Benny's Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Workout & Fat Burning

Incorporating weight training into your regular exercise program can help burn unwanted fat pounds for two reasons. One reason is the muscle fiber and the second reason is an increase in your metabolic rate. Weight training, or as some refer to as strength training, should be performed a least 3 times per week. Although a [...]

By | January 5th, 2012|Categories: Active, All Blogs, Benny's Blog, Weight-Loss|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

Workout, Shoulder & Arms, 12/18/11

Shoulder Workout This workout lasted 30 minutes. My pre-workout meal consisted on Chobani yogurt and a banana with Neurocore pre-workout powder. My overall intensity was probably around 4/5. Warm-up Perform 4 min warmup on the lifecycle   Shoulder Exercises I performed a giant set consisting of the following exercises, sets, and reps taking very little [...]

By | December 18th, 2011|Categories: Active, All Blogs, Benny's Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments