Upping Weight, Can’t Knock Out the Reps

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From EverydayHealth.com:

Q: According to my workout program, next week I should be ready to increase the weight of my dumbbells and reduce the number of reps for each exercise. The problem is, the next heaviest set of dumbbells at my gym is too heavy for me to complete the entire set of reps. What should I do?

A: A good gym should have dumbbells that increase in weight by 2.5-pound increments up to 25-pound weights. If you are reducing the number of reps by 5, which is what I recommend, and increasing the weight by only 2.5 to 5 pounds, you should be able to get through all of the reps for the exercises. If you start to feel that you can’t do the last few reps, you can go back to the lower weight you were using over the previous couple of weeks.In general, you should pick a weight that’s heavy enough that you can just barely complete the prescribed repetitions with perfect form….for the rest of the answer click here!

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November 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

How To Tone Your Inner Thighs?

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From EverdayHealth.com:

Q: I really like how my quads and hams have started tightening up, but my inner thighs have a long way to go. Any suggestions for exercises that will help this area?

A: Sadly, this is where your body chooses to deposit its fat. Genetically speaking, your body is predisposed to carry weight there, so that will be the last place it’s going to come off. The best thing you can do is watch what you eat and keep training. This will help you lose weight in general — and eventually those problem areas are gonna have to give!

That said, if strengthening the muscles in this area is the goal, I prefer old-school Jane Fonda leg lifts. They target the muscle you want to hit without creating bulk. I know this isn’t exactly the answer you’re looking for, but it’s the truth, and if you stay the course, your inner thighs WILL tighten up. Just keep doing what you’re doing!

Jillian Michaels

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How Tyra Lost the Weight

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Tyra Banks has noticably lost a bunch of weight.  She’s looking like her model days, which she retired from and famounsly gained weight, telling people to kiss her fat ass after a bad vacation pic popped up on the internet.  People magazine did an article on Tyra and how she lost approx. 30lbs.  Check it out here on CNN.com.

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Me vs. Halloween Treats

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It’s that time of year for lotsa small packaged halloween treats that forever flow into my mouth!

So what does 100 calories of Halloween treats look like?  Take the Men’s Health quiz here!

October 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles. Leave a comment.

Buff on a Budget

One of tpiggyhe reasons for weight gain is stress, and a major source of stress is money!

Get buff on a budget with these tips from Women’s Health!

October 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Exercise, Interesting Articles, Weight Loss Tips. Leave a comment.

Lotsa Questions!

Q: I’m trying to eat right, and I read labels when I shop, but I’m pretty confused about the difference between refined and unrefined carbohydrates and how they affect my health and weight. From what I can tell, bread, rice, and pasta are all bad. Is that true? If so, I’m in deep trouble.

A: Click here!

Q: I’ve heard that vitamin A acetate can deplete minerals in bones. I take a multivitamin that contains vitamin A acetate — am I at risk for osteoporosis?

A: Click here!

Q: How do I work around my injury?

A: Click here!

 

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