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  • A Review of the Benefits of Probiotic Complete

    A Review of the Benefits of Probiotic Complete (CC BY 2.0) Probiotics have been used for centuries in an effort to help support intestinal and overall health. This includes foods like sauerkraut (used since Roman times), fermented yogurt drinks and foods (used by Indian and many other cultures), cabbage, pickles, and a number of other vegetables. The whole idea behind probiotics is to help maintain a proper balance within your GI tract between 'good' and 'bad' bacteria. This is where Probiotic Complete comes in. Taking this on a regular basis can be incredibly beneficial to your intesti...

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  • Muscle Maxx Pro Versus Dominant Pre Workout

    Muscle Maxx Pro Versus Dominant Pre Workout (CC BY-SA 2.0) Training is hard work. Not only that, but building extra muscle requires paying close attention to a number of different factors in addition to training hard. This can become overwhelming at times and we all could use a little nutritional support. This is where Dominant Pre-Workout and Muscle Maxx Pro come into the picture. Both of these are some of the most effective and trusted muscle building supplements on the market today. But which one is better? And which should you take to help build muscle faster and enhance the effecti...

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  • The Epic Trolling of Abercrombie & Fitch

    The Epic Trolling of Abercrombie & Fitch In the fitness world there is often a lot of vanity. While we supply supplements, we do so to help individuals further their health and fitness goals, not just to look good naked (well, ok, that may be part of it, but the take-home message is health). Sometimes we lose sight of what's really important and the world in general starts to look like a giant, water-logged orb covered in jerks I'd like to drop-kick narcissistic people. Abercrombie and Fitch does not Market to "Average" People "But people aren't just suing Jeffries, they are trolling...

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  • Lack of Motivation AKA Why We Don't Go to the Gym

    Lack of Motivation AKA Why We Don't Go to the Gym Honestly, I think most people can relate to the fact that they have good intentions, at least when embarking upon a new workout program. Then, gradually the resolve begins to weaken and those BBQ wings look way more enjoyable than that treadmill. Once this happens we start going to the gym less frequently. But then we begin to feel guilty, like the money spent on the gym membership is just wasted. The reason for this could be a lack of motivation or even a lack of energy. Let's face it, getting your butt in gear and to the gym is difficult...

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  • Badass Women Who Put You to Shame

    Badass Women Who Put You to Shame (CC BY 2.0) We are men. We eat nails, work with our hands, and cry when we need to let it all out never act like sissies. We are clearly the tougher of the sexes. Ever seen a woman with a beard?  Aside from at the Waffle House, I think not. Because women aren’t tough enough to scare hair follicles out through every pore of the skin. For years the media has propagated this lovely idea that women are dainty and inferior. This notion was great for men—we were allowed to be fat and drunk and still represent the pinnacle of awesomeness! Neato! But the free...

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  • Top Five Ways to Lose that Winter Weight for Summer

    Top Five Ways to Lose that Winter Weight for Summer (CC BY 3.0) Being that it’s already summertime, hitting the beach is sure to be on your mind.  White sand, clear waters, fancy cocktails with tiny umbrellas—haha just kidding, I mean beer—are sure to brighten your outlook on an otherwise dreary day at work.  But there’s one major obstacle sitting between you and an enjoyable time in the sun: that beer gut.  Honed from months of cold weather, RumpleMinze, and a general unwillingness to go for a jog in the snow, your spare tire more than likely resembles a Christmas ham that fell on the...

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  • #1 Reason Why Pinteresters Fail at Fitness

    #1 Reason Why Pinteresters Fail at Fitness If you're really serious about your fitness, you should be serious about your pre-workout nutrition too. Perhaps I am one of the few who has had success with Pinterest projects, but so far no DIY has blown up in my face. Embracing my success in that venue, I moved into other regions of Pinterest, such as health and fitness. I realized my main problem when it came to working out boiled down to not having a circuit ready to go. I would waste a lot of time perusing fitness websites, old workout plans, and the like just to run out of motivation and...

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  • Losing Weight with Garcina Cambogia, a Review

    Losing Weight with Garcina Cambogia, a Review Now that summer is in full swing, there are many still looking to shed those last few pounds. Unfortunately, with summer comes cookouts, pool parties, and many other events that do not promote healthy eating. Garinia Cambogia can help you to curb your appetite and boost your mood to give you the strength to say no to that corn-dog. If you want a supplement to help you in your fitness journey, you should definitely consider Garcinia Cambogia. Read more to discover just what Garcinia Cambogia Extract is. Garcinia Cambogia There has been a lot o...

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  • Words of Wisdom from History: Motivation to Keep You Focused on Fitness

    Words of Wisdom from History: Motivation to Keep You Focused on Fitness We all have off days.  Those slow, bleak, put-me-out-of-my-misery kinds of days that make going to the gym a seemingly impossible task—it’d be easier to find what little human skin is left on Joan Rivers’ face than to get out of bed and go to the weight room.  What works for me, and what I hope will work for you, is a swift kick in the brain from some of history’s most notorious badasses.  There’s nowhere for excuses to hide in the face of these no-bullshit mantras. 5. “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win g...

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  • Comprehensive Guide To Pre-Workout Supplements

    Comprehensive Guide To Pre-Workout Supplements The Purpose of Pre-Workout Supplements (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Most athletes use pre-workout supplements to help them in a number of ways. Other people who are simply interested in exercising to lose weight, maintain their existing physique, or just to get a little bit of extra activity may wonder whether or not there are good reasons to use these supplements. It is important to realize that they can be extremely helpful in providing the nutritional support needed by the body. This can make your routines more effective no matter what type of go...

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  • Whey Protein Versus Soy Protein—Which Is Better?

    Whey Protein Versus Soy Protein—Which Is Better? Body builders and other athletes as well as everyday people looking to improve their levels of fitness have been turning to protein supplements in greater numbers than ever before. Two of the most commonly used sources of protein are whey and soy. Despite the fact that of these sources do have similar effects and that each can be used effectively to build lean muscle mass, there are subtle differences. In order to determine which is best it is important to understand what each one actually is and their respective values, benefits, and side ...

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  • Drastic Body Transformations: Three Actors Who Pushed Their Bodies to the Limit for a Role

    Drastic Body Transformations: Three Actors Who Pushed Their Bodies to the Limit for a Role (CC BY-SA 2.0) With the recent release of Man of Steel (2013) and the seeming rise-from-obscurity of its star, Henry Cavill, Hollywood fitness pushed its way to the front of the line in fitness forums across the web.  Just how did Cavill transform his body from a doughy twig to a rock-solid oak in such a short amount of time?  The answer is simple: he fell under the tutelage of the fitness trainer and fight choreographer (Gym Jones and Damon Caro, respectively) who helped Gerard Butler and his co...

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  • Barefoot Weightlifting: Method for Massive Gains or Path to Permanent Injury?

    Barefoot Weightlifting: Method for Massive Gains or Path to Permanent Injury? Like any other industry, the fitness industry tends to latch onto trendy ideas like Presidential assassins latch on to Jodie Foster.  From Sweating to the Oldies to the Total Thigh Trainer to the *cringe* Ab Doer, it is clear that the fitness industry varies in opinions, techniques, and scruples.  This lack of scruples being the case, I am heartily skeptical of any “new” piece of fitness advice that hits the headlines (daily enemas used to be the height of health advice, and who doesn’t love a daily enema?).  A ...

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  • Top 2 Ways Your Body is Sabotaging Your Diet

    Top 2 Ways Your Body is Sabotaging Your Diet The Difficulty in Losing Weight If you are like most people, it is certainly not easy to lose weight. There is actually a ton of research to back this up, showing how your body actually fights against your efforts to lose weight. The interesting thing to remember is that essentially, the body wants to maintain a certain status quo. So, after you have already gained weight, it can be incredibly difficult to actually lose it again. "[Obese people] overeat in an effort to get the same satisfaction or taste that people of 'normal' weight achieve n...

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  • 5 Reasons Being Out of Shape Blows

    5 Reasons Being Out of Shape Blows I recently read an article that reminded me why going to the gym can seem like the worst idea ever and it's really just easier to be lazy and spend the afternoon judging people on the internet (you can take tips from that turtle over there). Here are some of the salient points that hit home for me: 5. Circling the parking lot at the gym for a closer spot. Does this not defeat the purpose of the gym? Why do we waste time circling, fighting for a "better" spot? Is it to save time (that we just wasted driving around and around)? Is it to save effort (lolz,...

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