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Naturo Nitro Pre Workout Octane – Maximize Your Training with Massive Muscle Building Power for Any Fitness Level! Ignites a Body Building Construction Project with Every Workout – A Precision Formulated, Preworkout Performance Blend of Select Amino Acids Teams with a Vein-bulging, Triple-action Creatine Blend to Drive Your Muscle Gain and Workout Results to the Extreme – With Naturo Nitro Octane, Your Pre-workout Is Super Charged with a Proprietary, Jungle Crazed Energy and Focus Blend Combining Eight of Nature’s Premier, Energy Accelerating Compounds, 28 Servings Pink Lemonade

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Universal Animal Cuts, Ripped and Peeled Animal Training Pack, Sports Nutrition Supplement, 42 Servings

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Aug 212012
 

Animal Cuts Fat Burner Thermogenic for Weight Loss - Ripped and Peeled Results

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GSI Super Quality All-In-One Heart Rate Monitor Watch and Transmitter Chest Belt – USB Interface, Upload Date To Computer – Measures Distance, Speed, Steps, Calories and Fat – For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking – Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions

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Apr 102012
 

Anyrun Super Quality All-In-One Heart Rate Monitor Watch and Transmitter Chest Belt - USB Interface, Upload Date To Computer - Measures Distance, Speed, Steps, Calories and Fat - For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking - Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions

Anyrun Super Quality All-In-One Heart Rate Monitor Watch and Transmitter Chest Belt - USB Interface, Upload Date To Computer - Measures Distance, Speed, Steps, Calories and Fat - For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking - Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions Rating:
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Multi Function New Heart Rate Monitor Watch from GSI - For All Forms Of Indoor-Outdoor Activities. Heart-Rate Monitoring Has Become an Integral Part Of Training and Sports Exercising, and the GK568 was designed with all functions and features necessary. Easy, User-Friendly and Affordable, it is a great alternative to other pricier Models Out There!

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  • Multi Function Training and Exercise Tool - Calorimeter, Pedometer, Speedometer and Odometer with Heart Rate Monitor!
  • Dual 3D Sensor Detects Walking Or Running - Time, Date, 3 Target Alarms, Alert Sounds When Target Is Reached
  • Watch Your Current, Maximum, Minimum and Average Heart Rate - Amount Of Calories and Fat Burned
  • Speed Function Measures Maximum, Average and Current Speeds - Pedometer Counts Steps; Calibration Function
  • Comfortable Wireless ECG-Accurate Transmitter Belt - Transmits Heart Data to Watch; Upload To PC With USB

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GSI Super Quality All-In-One Heart Rate Monitor Watch and Transmitter Chest Belt – USB Interface, 3D Sensor, Upload Date To Computer – Measures Distance, Speed, Steps, Calories and Fat – For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking – Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions

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Apr 022012
 

GSI Super Quality All-In-One Heart Rate Monitor Watch and Transmitter Chest Belt - USB Interface, 3D Sensor, Upload Date To Computer - Measures Distance, Speed, Steps, Calories and Fat - For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking - Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions

GSI Super Quality All-In-One Heart Rate Monitor Watch and Transmitter Chest Belt - USB Interface, 3D Sensor, Upload Date To Computer - Measures Distance, Speed, Steps, Calories and Fat - For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking - Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions Rating:
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ulti Function New Heart Rate Monitor Watch from GSI - For All Forms Of Indoor-Outdoor Activities. Heart-Rate Monitoring Has Become an Integral Part Of Training and Sports Exercising, and the GK506 was designed with all functions and features necessary. Easy, User-Friendly and Affordable, it is a great alternative to other pricier Models Out There!

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  • Multi Function Training and Exercise Tool - Calorimeter, Pedometer, Speedometer and Odometer with Heart Rate Monitor!
  • Dual 3D Sensor Detects Walking Or Running - Time, Date, 3 Target Alarms, Alert Sounds When Target Is Reached
  • Watch Your Current, Maximum, Minimum and Average Heart Rate - Amount Of Calories and Fat Burned
  • Speed Function Measures Maximum, Average and Current Speeds - Pedometer Counts Steps; Calibration Function
  • Comfortable Wireless ECG-Accurate Transmitter Belt - Transmits Heart Data to Watch; Upload To PC With USB

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WCI All In One Exercise Data Watch With Heart Rate Monitor – Measures Pulse, Distance, Speed, Steps, BMI, Calories and Fat – For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking – Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions

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Mar 282012
 

WCI All In One Exercise Data Watch With Heart Rate Monitor - Measures Pulse, Distance, Speed, Steps, BMI, Calories and Fat - For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking - Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions

WCI All In One Exercise Data Watch With Heart Rate Monitor - Measures Pulse, Distance, Speed, Steps, BMI, Calories and Fat - For Running, Jogging, Marathon Training and Walking - Chronograph, Alarm, Stopwatch Functions Rating:
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Multi Function New Heart Rate Monitor Watch from WCI- For All Forms Of Indoor-Outdoor Activities. Heart-Rate Monitoring Has Become an Integral Part Of Training and Sports Exercising, and the GPDD52ECGT was designed with all functions and features necessary. Easy, User-Friendly and Affordable, it is a great alternative to other pricier Models Out There!

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  • Multi Function Training and Exercise Tool - Calorimeter, Pedometer, Speedometer and Odometer with Heart Rate Monitor!
  • Pedometer With Personalized Calibration For Walking Or Running - Time, Date, 3 Target Alarms, 99 Lap Memory
  • Reads Heart Rate Simply By Finger Touch; Current, Highest, Lowest And Average Pulse
  • Speed Function: Maximum, Average and Current Speeds - Target Training In Steps Time, Distance And Speed
  • Memory Holds Daily Records Of The Past 14 Days As Well As The Total 2-Week Records

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Fast Food Weight Loss – Is Eating At McDonald’s The New Path To Weight Loss?

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Sep 212011
 

Is eating at McDonald’s the new path to weight loss? Can fast food burgers, fries and sodas fit into your diet and weight loss program? For years, the answer has been a resounding NO. But lately, Wendy’s, Burger King and many other fast food chains have made changes to help consumers stick to a healthy diet. Why have fast food companies finally started to pay attention to healthier food choices? Simply stated, because it’s good for business. Americans are trying everything from the newest weight loss pill to Weight Watchers to lose their extra fat, spending ‘…..more than $40 billion in 2004 on weight control pills, gym memberships, diet plans and related foods, estimates Marketdata Enterprises, which studies the weight loss industry’ (Source: cnn.com; 1-14-2005). Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 80 percent of overweight individuals and almost 87 percent of obese individuals are trying to lose or maintain their weight. Any fast foods company that’s paying attention to public sentiment and trends has made changes to make their menu more palatable to the health and fitness enthusiast. McDonald’s, long an industry leader, has made tremendous strides in this area culminating in their recent announcement that all fast food packaging will soon include nutritional information. But have they gone far enough? -> Fast Food = Fat Food: No matter how many healthy new products are introduced onto the fast food menu boards, the problem is that their core products are high in fat and calories. Consider these typical meals from McDonald’s: * Big Mac, Large Fries, Large Coca-Cola, Hot Fudge Sundae = 1,730 calories, 99% of daily fat, 108% of daily saturated fat, 86% of daily carbohydrates * Chicken Selects Breast Strips (5 pc), Large Fries, Large Coke, McFlurry with M+M’s Candies (12 oz.) = 2,290 calories, 151% of daily fat, 131% of daily saturated fat, 100% of daily carbohydrates * Bacon Ranch Salad/Crispy Chicken, Newman’s Ranch Dressing, Large Coke, McFlurry Oreo (12 oz.) = 1,390 calories, 73% of daily fat, 81% of daily saturated fat, 69% of daily carbohydrates (Source: mcdonalds.com) Some consumers, in an attempt to reduce the number of calories and fat they’re eating, have opted for salads instead of traditional burgers and fries. Unfortunately, some fast food salads are almost as bad for us as a Big Mac. A California Cobb salad with Newman’s Own Cobb Dressing from McDonald’s, for example, boasts 490 calories and 42% of your daily fat. Compare that to a Big Mac, which has 560 calories and 47% of your recommended daily fat. Although chastised in the movie ‘SuperSize Me’, McDonald’s isn’t alone in offering high calories foods. The Original Whopper with Cheese from Burger King will cost you 800 calories and 49 grams of fat. Make that a Double Whopper with Cheese and you’ll consume an incredible 1,060 calories and 69 grams of fat. The Big Bacon Classic from Wendy’s is better with 580 calories and 29 grams of fat, while the Bacon Ultimate Cheeseburger from Jack In The Box is the highest on the list with 1,094 calories and a tremendous 78 grams of fat. Clearly, high calorie fast food has become a problem. With approximately 65% of Americans classified as overweight, people are pointing fingers of blame. ‘In a lawsuit filed in 2002, two Bronx teenagers accused McDonald’s of making them fat by serving them highly processed food that affected their health. A judge tossed out the case a year later, but an appeals court reinstated part of the suit earlier this year, according to published reports.’ (Source: cnn.com; 10-20-2005). McDonald’s isn’t the only chain being accused of making people fat. ‘A New York City lawyer has filed suit against the four big fast-food corporations, saying their fatty foods are responsible for his client’s obesity and related health problems. Samuel Hirsch filed his lawsuit Wednesday at a New York state court in the Bronx, alleging that McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and KFC Corporation are irresponsible and deceptive in the posting of their nutritional information, that they need to offer healthier options on their menus, and that they create a de facto addiction in their consumers’ (Source: foxnews.com; 7-24-2002). The fast food industry initially responded by arguing that customers have a choice of what to order when going to a restaurant. ‘It’s senseless, baseless and ridiculous,’ National Restaurant Association spokeswoman Katharine Kim said. ‘There are choices in restaurants and people can make these choices, and there’s a little personal responsibility as well.’ (Source: foxnews.com; 7-24-2002). Our elected officials seem to agree with that assessment. ‘The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would block lawsuits by people who blame fast-food chains for their obesity. The ‘cheeseburger bill,’ as it has been dubbed in Congress, stems from class-action litigation that accused McDonald’s of causing obesity in children’ (Source: cnn.com; 10-20-2005). This bill is not yet law, having passed the House but not yet the Senate. In the last Congress a similar bill passed the House, but the Senate never acted on it. About 20 states have laws similar to the ‘cheeseburger bill’. -> Fast Food Makes A Change: To their credit, McDonald’s and some others in the fast food industry have made changes to their menu making it easier for us to stick to our diet program or weight loss plan. McDonald’s allows consumers to substitute Apple Dippers with Caramel Dip for the french fries in their meal, cutting calories from 350 to 100 and reducing fat from 16 grams all the way down to 1 gram (comparison vs. medium fries). McDonald’s also allows a no-cost substitution of 1% milk instead of a Coke, further cutting caloric intake by 50 calories and boosting protein and calcium (comparison vs. small Coke Classic). Upon request, Burger King now provides Mott’s Strawberry Flavored Applesauce in place of french fries which will save you 270 calories and 18 grams of fat (comparison vs. medium fries). Wendy’s will honor customer requests to substitute mandarin oranges for french fries, sparing you a belt-busting 360 calories and 21 grams of fat (comparison vs. medium fries). Not only are the fast food giants allowing healthier substitutions, but they have also added a selection of fairly nutritious menu options. McDonald’s new Fruit & Walnut Salad has only 310 calories and 13 grams of fat, while their Fruit & Yogurt Parfait boasts 160 calories and 2 grams of fat. In some markets Burger King is offering a Veggie Burger that has only 340 calories and 8 grams of fat when you order it without the mayonnaise. Now McDonald’s has given consumers looking for fast weight loss another tool: easy to read and easy to find nutritional labels. In the past, customers wanting to find nutrition facts on their fast food choices either had to search in the restaurant for a hard-to-find poster or go online. Now, in what is being called a ‘bold move’, McDonald’s is planning to put these nutritional facts right where they’re easiest to find – on the product wrapper itself. ‘McDonald’s Corp. customers will soon know that the Big Mac they bought contains almost half their recommended daily fat intake just by looking at the wrapper. In its latest measure to fend off critics that blame the world’s largest restaurant company for contributing to rising incidents of obesity and other health problems, McDonald’s said it will start printing nutritional information on the packaging of its food’ (Source: cnn.com; 10-26-2005). McDonald’s is to be commended for their efforts to educate their customers. This new informative label goes a long way towards answering nutritional concerns. Expected to be in most stores by the end of 2006, the new labels will include the amount of the nutrient (calories, fat, protein, etc.) and the percentage of the daily recommended intake, based on a 2,000 calorie diet. -> Is It Enough? The fast food industry has heard the public asking for healthier options and more nutritional information, and they have responded. But it is enough? McDonald’s and others still sell high calorie and high fat products, and we shouldn’t expect those to disappear anytime soon. In our free market, as long as there is a demand there will be someone with a supply. ‘Data from USDA’s food intake surveys show that the food-away-from-home sector provided 32 percent of total food energy consumption in 1994-96, up from 18 percent in 1977-78. The data also suggest that, when eating out, people either eat more or eat higher calorie foods-or both-and that this tendency appears to be increasing’ (Source: usda.gov). Even with more information at their fingertips, there is some doubt that consumers will actually use that information to make healthier choices. Consider the limited impact from warning labels on cigarettes and alcohol packaging; despite such dire warnings, people still use these products. There is evidence that Americans will continue to eat what they want, no matter how much information they have available to them. ‘According to a 2000 Roper Reports survey of a nationally representative sample of 2,000 Americans 18 or older, the percentage of Americans who say they are eating ‘pretty much whatever they want’ was at an all-time high of 70 percent in 2000, up from 58 percent in 1997′ (Source: usda.gov). The question of ‘is it enough’ seems to be misdirected. Instead of asking the fast food industry to do more to educate the public and offer healthy options, perhaps what we as a country should do is ask ourselves if the information we have right now is enough. If we look for it, is there enough health, fitness and nutritional information out there to help us make the right dietary choices? As uncomfortable as it may be for some, the answer to this question is probably yes. -> The Overlooked Answer: All too often, when participating in a discussion of diet and weight control, we fail to mention the most obvious answer: exercise! Consistent exercise can balance out and make up for the occasional high calorie fast food meal, while at the same time providing countless other health benefits. Exercise is the only path to quick weight loss that virtually every doctor in the world agrees upon. Exercise is safe, effective, and brings many more benefits to our lives than nutrition labels ever will alone. Exercise is fun, invigorating, motivating and the single most powerful way to improve our life and well-being. Reaching your ideal weight via a healthy and active lifestyle has been found to lower health risks and medical problems in 90 percent of overweight patients. In addition to the exercise benefits listed above, fit people are eight times less likely to die from cancer than the unfit, and 53 percent less likely to die from other diseases. Fit people are also eight times less likely to die from heart disease. Yes, nutrition labels are important insofar as we actually use them. But without a doubt, regular exercise is the most important piece of the puzzle and the best way to achieve rapid weight loss. Exercise is the safest way to achieve permanent fat loss, and when combined with a sound diet and nutrition program the body is turned into a virtual fat-burning furnace! Consumers would be wise to use the new tools from the fast food industry. Order the healthier items off the menu, pay attention to the nutritional labels, and above all else remember to participate in regular exercise.

About Author: Tracie Johanson is the founder of Pick Up The Pace, a 30-minute exercise studio for women, focusing on fitness, health and nutrition for maximum weight loss. Please visit http://www.letspickupthepace.com/ for more information.

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Exercises Created to Prepare the Body for Windsurfing

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Sep 122011
 

Workouts Developed to Prepare the Body for Windsurfing

Windsurfing is 1 of the many stimulating and challenging extreme activities a person can pursue. The sport makes the body to deal with a couple of forces hitting it at one time. The pairing of water and the wind drive and pull the entire body, often in different directions at the exact same time. Sustaining a properly well developed body is critical for people who are truly pursuing this exciting water activity. You will need to note however that preserving a toned and in shape body doesn’t mean you have to be ripped to get pleasure from windsurfing, or to be excellent at it for that matter.

Doing exercises to improve your windsurfing should be considered as part of your sport. Windsurfing requires people to work on 4 major elements in order to be effective and enjoy their time on the water. These aspects incorporate:

  • Core strength and stability
  • Upper body strength
  • Lower body strength
  • Flexibility

Core Strength

Core strength refers to strengthening the muscle groups in the abdomen, lower back, and hip region. These types of muscles are vital because windsurfing calls for a great deal of twisting and revolving, moves that originate from the core region. A solid core furthermore usually means greater stability, making core strength work outs and core stability training routines critical for windsurfers. The following workouts are examples of workouts that are created to strengthen core muscles:

  • Back Extensions: Commence lying on the stability ball on your belly together with your feet against a wall for support. Commence along with your body straight and slowly but surely bring down your trunk toward the ground being mindful to just bend at the hips. Preserve YOUR BACK Straight. Rise back up to a straight position and replicate.
  • Stability Ball Balance Twist: Kneel on the balance ball and, whilst holding a weight plate or medicine ball in your hands, little by little twist from one side to the other. Concentrate on keeping your balance and don’t hurry your movements.

Upper Body Strength

Upper body strength is crucial to windsurfers due to the fact it allows them to sustain control over their sail and board. Retaining upper body strength is also important to enable an individual avoid injury. One of the most useful training physical exercises for building and sustaining upper body strength are those that incorporate pushing and pulling movements. Look at some with the following workouts:

  • Balance Ball Push Up: The activity is the same as a traditional push up, on the other hand the hands are placed on the balance ball. This physical exercise can be made even much more hard by elevating your feet on the bench.
  • One Arm Rows: Kneel on the bench with 1 knee and one hand, along with the opposite foot on the floor. Slowly elevate and lower weights from the ground toward your torso. You will need to keep the back flat and also the abdominal muscles engaged. Proper form consists of maintaining the elbow close to your torso throughout the lift.

Lower Body Strength

Lower body strength is just as crucial to windsurfers as the core and upper body areas. Strong legs not only help with stability and maneuvers, but are also crucial in absorbing the great shock of landings. A few helpful lower body exercises incorporate:

  • Split Squats: With your legs spread in a lunge position, slowly and gradually lower your back leg toward the floor halting just prior to touching down. Bit by bit push back up to your starting posture and replicate.
  • One-Leg Straight-Leg Deadlifts: With a dumbbell in one hand, little by little bend forwards at the hips together with your back straight and attempt to touch the dumbbell towards the floor just outside your opposing foot. Whilst lowering the weight your opposing leg need to elevate behind you.

Flexibility

Generally essentially the most disregarded element of any sporting activity, windsurfing included, is flexibility. Each and every extreme activity from snowboarding to windsurfing involves the likelihood of wipeout. During any kind of wipeout the entire body gets thrown around and twisted. If your muscles are tight this can easily lead to injuries, so be certain to stretch your muscles adequately before each outing to make sure your body is loose and prepared to go.

Timing Your Post Workout Snack.

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Jul 082011
 

Before I start, I am making the assumption that whether you be a bodybuilder, powerlifter, endurance athlete or dedicated amateur that your gym sessions are well planned and carried out with some commitment.

Despite this you may well be overlooking an important part of your training strategy, one so key that it will hinder your progress, leaving you tired, sore and demotivated.

Are you getting the most out of your workout routine?

I am assuming that the time you spend in the gym is well spent, but all too often all those hours of effort just don’t seem worth it with negligible progress to show for all that hard work

If you don’t believe me take a long hard look around the gym,  how much real progress is made by anyone. I have personally been around gyms for the last 30 years and failure to grow or become stronger appears to be the norm,sometimes this is due to poor choice of routines or lack of knowledge. Sometimes this is the case, howevereven amongst those who plan well and train regularly with sufficient commitment and effort one vital area that is routinely overlooked is the need for correct and complete post workout nutrition. Taking care of your post training nutrition is an essential component of your fitness plans

Why is this important?

Exercise, whether it be strength or endurance based, provides us with many benefits to both our health and looks.
To reap maximum benefits from any training routine you must provide a strong enough stimulus to force it to adapt, become stronger and better able to handle that stress.
Intense exercise is itself a potent physiological stress, some of the symptoms of this stress include:

  • Low post workout energy levels.
  • Sore muscles (DOMS).
  • Increase in the levels of catabolic (muscle wasting) hormones such as cortisol~Increase in production of stress hormones~Increaed cortisol levels}.
  • Need for extra sleep.
  • An increase in appetite.

If you train with regularity you will most likely have experienced some or all of these, they are not necessarily a bad thing just the body’s way of letting us know that your body is in need of nourishment to aid the repair proces.

Regardless your goals, training breaks down less capable muscle in order to build more capable adapted muscle. This can only happen if the body is supplied with the right building blocks at the right time. Commonly known as the “Window of Opportunity” this is the time after training when most benefit can be gained from your post workout snack or supplementation. The ideal time is immediately after working out when the body’s fuel and energy reserves are depleted and the muscles are primed and ready to take up nutrients. With each passing hour the body’s ability to repair diminishes, meaning that missing that all important snack may well negate your training efforts leaving you feeling tired, sore and no nearer to your training goals.

Post Training Essentials.

Whilst most trainee’s post workout recovery snack consists of a protein shake, which, without doubt aid muscle repair, to gain the full benefits from your training, your post training meal should also address the following issues in order to be of most effect.

  • Regulate Insulin levels at the time its anabolic effects are most profound.
  • Reduce cortisol levels, failing to address this results in gluconeogenesis the breakdown of muscle proteins to replenish glucose.
  • Restoration of electrolyte levels and re-hydration.
  • Help reduce DOMS.
  • Aid replenishment of energy systems

Attempting to create the optimal post training snack can be a tricky business with so many factors to consider. Luckily some sports supplement companies such as BSN have created excellent post workout nutrition products such as BSN Cellmass NT which combined with your regular post training protein shake will aid the repair process and maximise the results from your training time.

Specific Things You Need To Know For Your Marathon Training

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May 032011
 

marathon training schedule for beginners is essential for any big race. My new website offers a few solutions. Be sure to check it out once you have read this article, and get advice on a marathon training schedule for beginners.

As you probably know, it takes plenty of hard work and a lot of training to participate in a marathon. To do well in this race, it is essential that you locate and utilize the best possible training program. Training on a gradual basis to build up your distances over time the best way to improve prior to the race. Training for a marathon requires understanding a few key principles that are essential for running in any race.
Proper hydration is essential to your training especially for a marathon. One of the most important factors in training for a marathon is drinking enough water while you run. While running, it is important to stop and drink enough water during the run itself. One important idea to keep in mind is to weigh yourself before and after runs to monitor how much weight you have lost. Regaining this weight will lead to a positive recovery. Drinking overly sweetened sports drinks while running is probably not a good idea. The best way to quench your thirst is to stay away from alcoholic and caffeinated beverages which enhance the dehydration process. One clue to hydration is the color of your urine -if it’s a dark yellow you’re dehydrated and need more water.
At the end of the marathon, if you have ever participated in one, you may notice that there are many people that are walking as well as running. It is okay to do some walking during your training especially if you are just starting out. You may integrate walking into your marathon when you initially begin training but try to stick to a running schedule to be properly prepared. If you are feeling tired, it is better to keep moving and walking than it is to actually stop which can cause physical and psychological effects.
A large portion of your everyday schedule will be taken up as you train for this marathon. Whether or not this will fit into your busy schedule is a careful consideration you must make. Another factor to consider is how much stress put on you especially if you have a family, a career, and other responsibilities. If you’ve just started a new job, for example, or your child is having problems, this may make it hard to give your marathon training the attention it needs. Once you have determined that marathon training, which will last several months, is something that you can do, then go ahead and proceed.
To review, you must be physically fit to endure the demands of a marathon. In order to receive a victorious finish, you must be physically prepared. After reviewing this article, hopefully you have the knowledge to achieve a successful marathon from beginning to end and have a great finish.

Balance Exercises to Improve your Fitness Levels

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Apr 252011
 

Balance Training Exercises to Improve your Fitness

Balancing exercises are an integral part of both functional and core training workouts. In fact, balance exercises are imperative to primary training as they assist your body in working more efficiently. When the body works more efficiently, activities can be performed at a higher level with less risk of injury. While many people may take the ability to balance for granted, balancing is like any other activity. The more one practices balancing, the better one’s balance will become. Balance exercises do not have to be complicated and many require little or no equipment. The following are some examples of balancing exercises and types of equipment that can be used to help one reach and preserve optimum balance.

Balance Training Exercise

Balancing exercises are quite simple in nature, and it may be surprising to learn just how easy it is to improve one’s balance. By routinely practicing the following exercises, one’s balance may be improved significantly.

Types of Balance Training Exercise without Equipment

No special equipment is required for balance exercises. Begin this exercise by standing with weight distributed equally on both legs. Shift weight to the right leg, and lift the left foot off of the ground. Hold the left foot off while maintaining good form for up to 30 seconds. Lower left foot back to the ground. Repeat this exercise by shifting weight to opposite leg and lifting opposite foot. As balance improves, the number of repetitions may be increased. The difficulty of this exercise may be enhanced if desired. While the foot is raised off the ground, bend the leg back at the knee. After a few seconds, bring the leg back to the starting position, foot still off of the floor, and extend forward. Hold for a few seconds. Practicing this exercise on an unstable surface will add additional difficulty to both versions of this balance exercise.   

Types of Balance Exercises Using Dumbbells

Bicep curls, shoulder presses, and side-lateral raises are employed in this balance exercise. This exercise is much like the weight shift discussed earlier except that these exercises will be completed using a dumbbell. To begin, hold the dumbbell in the hand opposite the foot being lifted from the floor. Once this tactic has been mastered, try holding the dumbbell in the same hand at the foot lifted off the floor. Try to maintain this stance for up to 30 seconds while keeping good form.

Types of Balance Exercises using Advanced Equipment

An ideal piece of balance equipment is the balance board. There are several types of balance boards from which to choose. These include rocker boards, sphere-and-ring boards, rocker-roller boards, and wobble boards . Each type of board offers a unique challenge, and balance boards are great for practically all ages. One specific type of balance board or more specifically Swing board that one may want to consider is the Syco XT Cross Trainer. The Syco XT is described as an extreme exercise swing.

For those that prefer an adrenaline rush, these adventurous individuals may not be satisified with simple balance exercises using conventional equipment. They may need something a little more exciting, and this is where the Syco XT comes into play. The Syco XT is a hybrid, combining both a swing and board sports. Simply step into the ring, secure the harness, and begin swinging. The Syco XT enhances balance by working both stability and control. Furthermore, the Syco XT is a great balance tool because it encourages the maintenance of equilibrium, works the core muscles, and may enhance athletic performance. Regardless of one’s age, it is never too early or too late to begin balancing exercises. From simple and easy to adrenaline pumping, balancing exercises can be both healthy and fun. For those that already have a fitness routine, adding balance exercises to one’s regiment should be considered. Regardless of one’s age, it is never too early or too late to begin balancing exercises. From simple and easy to adrenaline pumping, balancing exercises can be both healthy and fun. Those that want to take balancing training routines to the next level may want to consider using a balance board or a swingboard such as the Syco XT.