Sep 30, 2007

Today's Inspiration

Know Your Body: Pectorals

The Pectoralis major is a thick, fan-shaped muscle, situated at the upper front of the chest. It makes up the bulk of the chest muscles in men. The Pectoralis minor is a thin, triangular muscle, situated at the upper part of the chest, beneath the Pectoralis major.

The following exercises target and work "the pecs:"

  • Bench press, with various bench angles (flat, incline, and decline)
  • Press up
  • Dips

Isolation exercises include:

  • Flyes or Flies
  • Cable Crossovers
  • "Pec Deck" machines


How to Use: Ab Crunch Machine

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Sep 29, 2007

Fit Lad of the Day

Jogging & Calories Burned

Jogging burns 10.8 calories per minute of activity (for a 140-lb person).

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Vitamin E Supplements

Vitamin E, or , tocopherol, is an essential nutrient used by the body as an antioxidant, cleaning the harmful free radicals from our system.

Vitamin E supplements are classified as:
  • Fully synthetic vitamin E, "d, l-alpha-tocopherol", the most inexpensive, most commonly sold supplement form usually as the acetate ester;
  • Semi-synthetic "natural source" vitamin E esters, the "natural source" forms used in tablets and multiple vitamins; highly fractionated natural d-alpha tocopherol
  • Less fractionated "natural mixed tocopherols" and high gamma-tocopherol fraction supplements
The U.S. Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) Recommended Daily Amount (RDA) for a 25-year old male for Vitamin E is 15 mg/day.


Sep 27, 2007

Fit Lad of the Day

How to do Push Ups the right way

Chin Ups and Crunches

Junk Food + TV = Obesity

A series of studies published at the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has pointed out the obvious: too much TV and junk food, coupled with inactivity result to obesity in children.

Sep 26, 2007

Today's Inspiration

Smoking and Erectile Dysfunction

Men who smoke risk developing erectile dysfunction, according to the American Journal of Epidemiology. According to the study,those who smoked up to 10 cigarettes per day had a 27-percent greater likelihood of erectile dysfunction ; those who smoked 11 to 20 butts a day had a 45-percent greater likelihood of erectile dysfunction; and those who smoked more than 20 cigarettes daily had a-65 percent greater chance of suffering erectile dysfunction.

Sep 25, 2007

Fit Lad for the Day

Exercise Tip

If you exercise for over an hour a drink with electrolytes and carbohydrates will aid performance by supplying additional energy.

17.5-inch Biceps

Sep 24, 2007

Today's Inspiration

Working out the Abs

Building Biceps

Exercise vs. Depression

Regular exercise is a good therapy for major depressions, according to a study done by doctors at Duke University Medical Center.

The study found out that group-based exercise therapy is just as good in relieving symptoms of depression as taking antidepressant. The study used Zoloft in comparison.


Sep 22, 2007

Bicep Curls with Barbells

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Hydration and Exercise

Drink at least half a liter of water before exercise to ensure your fluid levels are up to start and then continue taking in as much as you can during exercise. Also, always try to drink more fluids than you need. Smaller quantities at frequent intervals helps optimize hydration.

Sean Cassidy's Workout

Sep 20, 2007

Today's Inspiration

Matt Flexing and Exercising

Soccer is better than Jogging

Danish scientists has found that soccer works off more fat and builds up more muscle than jogging. The study also found that soccer players felt less tired after exercising than the joggers because they were having more fun.

Sep 18, 2007

Bad Form

How not to do it.

Dole Salad Mix Recall

Packages of Dole salad mix have been recalled in at least nine U.S. states and in a number of Canadian provinces after a package in Canada tested positive for E. coli bacteria, the Associated Press reported.

The recall covers all packages of Dole's Hearts Delight salad mix with a "best if used by" date of Sept. 19, 2007, and a production code of "A24924A" or "A24924B." They were sold in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces in Canada, and in Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee starting around Sept. 8, said Dole spokesman Marty Ordman.

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Mind Your Back

Workout - Latissimus Dorsi

Sep 17, 2007

Today's Inspiration

Killer Biceps!

Buffboy Military Marine Beach Workout

Measuring the Biceps

How to get a six-pack in 3minutes


Water is the most abundant, yet possibly the most overlooked, substance in the body, as it represents 45 to 60% of an adult's total body weight. It plays a vital role in all bodily processes by providing a universal medium for chemical reactions, lubrication, nutrient delivery, waste disposal, heat dispersion and temperature regulation.

In order to maintain the fluid balance within the body water gain needs to equal water loss. Exercise significantly increases fluid loss which can reach levels of up to 4 liters per hour during heavy work-outs. A loss of body mass through dehydration of as little as 2% significantly impairs performance which emphasizes the importance of the maintenance of hydration, especially during exercise.

Sep 13, 2007

Fit Lad of the Day: Nathan Watkins

Take it Inside

Pollution may affect people who exercise outside, according to a study done in the US. Most likely to be affected are people who suffer from heart diseases - so the scientists are cautioning people who exercise in areas with high levels of diesel exhaust and microscopic soot.

Back Extension

This video is for your lower back and butt.

Sep 11, 2007

3500 Calories = 1lb of Fat

It would take an extra 3,500 excess calories to produce one pound of fat. So if you consume an extra 500 calories per day over what you burn, by the end of the week you've added a pound of lard in your body. Think about it.

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Workout by Mark Wahlberg

Sep 10, 2007

Nutrients Vs Blindness

Lutein and zeaxanthin, two carotenoids found in eggs and leafy vegetables such as spinach, may help ward off blindness called age-related macular degeneration.

Other sources of the two carotenoids include kale, turnip greens, romain lettuce, broccoli, corn, Brussels sprouts and garden peas.

Sep 8, 2007

Know Your Body: Apollo's Belt

Apollo's Belt, also known as the iliac furrow, is the shallow grooves of the surface of the abdomen. It runs from the hip bone (iliac crest) to the pubis.

Body Mass Index

BMI is the statistical measure of a person's weight scaled according to height. The formula for deriving BMI is body weight divided by the square of the height:

A BMI of less than 15 is classified as starvation, underweight from 15 to 18.5. Normal body weight has BMI of 18.5 - 25, while overweight persons usually have BMI of 25-30. A BMI of 30-40 is considered obesity.

Behind the Neck Pull-ups

Pepsi to Make Low-cal Gatorade

Pepsi will develop and market a low-calorie version of Gatorade, a sports drink. The new beverage, called G2, will have 25 calories per eight-ounce serving and is the first new Gatorade product since the original drink was introduced in 1967. The original lemon-lime Gatorade has 50 calories per eight-ounce serving.