Daily Archives: November 1, 2008

Diet Motivational tips

Diet Tips

Here are few tips that you can use in your dieting:

1. Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water everyday…this is a common diet tip and most people know this, yet they still don’t drink enough water during the day.

Important reasons for drinking water,

a) Its zero calorie, zero chemical, zero caffeine, and the ideal thing to curb your appetite.

b) Drinking water will flush out the bad toxins in your body, will get your kidney’s working, and even help your metabolism speed up a little.

c) Drinking water also takes up space in your stomach, it reduces the cravings just a bit, and will make you feel a little more full when you do eat your calories for the day. Continue reading Diet Motivational tips

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Fiber foods

Fiber Foods

Fiber, also called roughage or cellulose, should be an important part of anyone’s daily diet. It helps to reduce fatty deposits. Here is how it works: When fiber enters your digestive system it absorbs the available liquids, then as it goes through the body it almost has a sweeping or cleaning effect on the cells.

Fiber is not digested by your system. It goes through your system sweeping out the bad stuff and then facilitates elimination. It also reduces the re-absorbtion of bile salts (salts that digest and break up fats). Since the bile salts are prevented from re-absorbing, the fat is not permitted to re-enter into your system again. Continue reading Fiber foods

Diuretic foods

Diuretic foods

What is a Diuretic?

A diuretic is a medication or chemical that promotes the elimination of fluid in the body. This can lead to an accelerated metabolism that seems to flush out the fatty deposits that may lodge themselves on cells. Diuretics break down fatty deposits into small chunks and makes it easier for your body to flush these nasty little things out of your body.

Asparagus

Asparagus contains the chemical asparagine. Continue reading Diuretic foods

Diet Food (Fat burning foods)

Fat burning foods

1) Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits like, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes contain high concentrations of Vitamin C (this is also called ascorbic acid). This Vitamin C has a fat burning quality.

Vitamin C reduces the effectiveness of fat. It reduces its content and can liquefy or dilute fat. By diluting the fat, it makes it less effective, and easier to flush out of your system. Vitamin C also works on cholesterol deposits. Vitamin C can help burn out the cholesterol, hence, making it difficult for cholesterol deposits to form in blood vessels. Continue reading Diet Food (Fat burning foods)

Diet Tips

Diet Tips.

The diet for workout people, should at least include the following:
• 4 to 6 small meals per day (every 2½ to 3 hours)
• Each meal should include a portion of proteins
• A good multivitamin/mineral supplement
• You should drink more than two liters of water a day (stipulated is 2.4 litres/ day)
• A beverage containing 70 to 75 grams of carbohydrates (or a banana) to be taken right after the workout (The common man’s energy source is definitely the banana)
• More than 50 grams of proteins to be taken within 1½ hours following the workout.

If you fail to include one or more of the above elements in your daily diet, optimal muscle development will not be achieved. Continue reading Diet Tips

Weight Training – Abs workout

Weight Training – Abdominals workout.
Every man and woman dreams of having washboard abs. It may not be possible for all of us. It is also necessary to have a low BMI (body mass index) in order to show those enviable washboard abs.

What I would advice is to have strong abdominal muscles that will give you the wonderful posture and ensure that you have the much vouched after waistline without the extra flabs and tyres.

When God made man, he made him / her beautiful. But as man grows up and indulges in life’s rewards, pleasures and vices; we turn the beautiful body given by God to something that we hate. Isn’t it?

Most people would look in the mirror and ask that single question “Is my body resembling a pear or an apple?”. Continue reading Weight Training – Abs workout

Weight Training – Leg workout

Weight Training – Leg workout

Having good legs ensures a strong base on which to further develop your upper body. Do not acquire a physique typically seen in cartoons; having a broad upper body on thin legs. Legs are my favorite routines in weight training.

I swear by these exercises, to give you fantastic thigh and calf muscles. The most important thing to remember is that it is also the most difficult of all exercise routines and is typically ignored.

Ensuring a good leg exercise routine invigorates the other compound muscles in your body. Continue reading Weight Training – Leg workout

Weight Training – Back workout

Weight Training – Back workout
Your delicate spine is supported by well developed back muscles. This will prevent any major backaches and also improves your posture.

The back is comprised of
– Trapezius (supports your shoulder and neck)
– Latissimus dorsi (the major muscles of the back, what we call as the main contributer to the V-shape)
– Rhomboid major (supports the scapula to the vertebrate structure)
– Rhomboid minor (lies beneath the rhomboid major and serves the same function)
– Levator scapulae (supports the behind of your neck)

Dorian Yates - IFBB Mr. Olympia 1992-1997Dorian Yates – IFBB Mr. Olympia 1992-1997: He redefined back development like nobody else has done before. He was Mr. Olympia from 1992 to 1997, and is considered one of the HUGE bodybuilders to grace the stage. Continue reading Weight Training – Back workout

Weight Training – Triceps workout (Arms – II)

Weight Training – Triceps workout (Arms – II)
Tricep is the larger muscle in the arms. Proper development of tricep enhances the girth of the arms, giving you those powerful arms which you always dreamt.

The triceps is comprised of
– Brachailis
– Tricep long head

The commonly used tricep exercises are
1) One arm triceps extension (sitting or standing)
Take the dumbbell in one hand, straighten this arm upwards. Continue reading Weight Training – Triceps workout (Arms – II)

Weight Training – Biceps workout (Arms – I)

Weight Training – Biceps workout (Arms – I)
Every man dreams of massive arms and popeye like forearms. The arms comprise the Biceps and Triceps. To add that massive look, it is necessary to have well-developed biceps and triceps too. Most of us concentrate on a particular muscle type, primarily the Biceps and totally ignore the Triceps.

Here are the commonly recommended Biceps routine.

The bicep muscles are developed on a full contraction. This is when the blood rushes into the biceps muscles and promote growth and subsequent repair. Continue reading Weight Training – Biceps workout (Arms – I)