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The Surprising New Tricks Pros Are Using to Build Muscle

The Surprising New Tricks Pros Are Using to Build Muscle
Last Updated: 4/06/2014 12:50 PST Reading about sports these days, we are constantly bombarded with news of top notch athletes being exposed for using illegal steroids. Steroid use involves huge costs, legal issues, and above all, potential health problems. With such risks, you wonder why anyone would be tempted to go this route. Fortunately, steroid use may eventually be a thing of the past. One of the most interesting fields of research surrounds a naturally occurring chemical compound called nitric oxide. It’s been shown to lead to: Drastic Muscle GainsIncreased Blood Flow and Oxygen DeliveryBoosted Strength, Endurance, and PowerSupport for Your Immune SystemImmediate ResultsTotal Body Transformation While the body naturally increases nitric oxide during workouts, it’s only a limited amount and researchers have been focused on artificially increasing your nitric oxide levels. One of the most successful products that has emerged from this research is called Factor 2. Related:  how to

10 Best Foods and Drinks for Exercising You know exercise is key if you want to stay fit. But did you know that what you eat and drink can help you reach your fitness goals faster? By feeding your body the right nutrients you can ensure it’s getting the raw materials it needs to help you power through your workout and build and repair muscle afterward. Jumpstart your exercise program with these 10 essential food and drinks. OatmealWhen it comes to priming your muscles for a workout, carbs are your best friend. They provide glucose, the fuel your muscles run on. CoffeeIf you’re a java junkie we have happy news for you. OystersThese mollusks are loaded with iron, needed to build hemoglobin, which delivers oxygen throughout your body. AlmondsIt may sound counterintuitive, but the more intensely you exercise the more damaging free radicals your body produces. RaisinsSkip the energy bar and fuel up with a small box of raisins instead. WaterThink you need a sports drink during or after exercise? Your thoughts...

Smart tips to make life easier - StumbleUpon Posted on February 24, 2012 in Humor If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading... So... Snickerdoodle Muffins | Sweet Pea's Kitchen - StumbleUpon Snickerdoodle Muffins I have been obsessed with Pinterest lately! Pinning this and that all while trying not to drool all over my computer. While I like pinning lots of different things, as you can imagine, I love pinning recipes. A picture of snickerdoodle muffins kept popping up all over my Pinterest page just begging me to make them. Could it be, one of my favorite cookies in a breakfast treat? I really need to stop looking at Pinterest after dinner! I found using an ice cream scooper with a release lever the easiest way to scoop out the batter. After the ball of dough is completely covered in cinnamon and sugar just plop it into the muffin liner and bake! Delicious muffins that combines the best of a snickerdoodle cookie with the comfort of a warm muffin, perfect for breakfast or dessert! Yield: 16 muffins Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 18 minutes Ingredients: For the Topping: 2/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon Directions: Preheat the oven to 350ºF. One Year Ago: Orange Pound Cake

Five easy ways to burn 300 calaries - Atlanta natural health No matter what diet a person chooses to participate in, the weight will not stay gone unless the diet becomes a part of a permanent lifestyle change. People gain weight when they take in more calories each day than the body burns off. Instead of trying to stay on diets that don't satisfy the cravings, add five simple activities that can be incorporated into the average day without much thought. The state of Georgia ranks second in childhood obesity and 17th in adult obesity. Forget the high-stress exercises and the gym memberships that don't get used. Fidget: people who fidget are constantly burning calories. A weight-loss program can be wrecked if the body does not get enough sleep.

100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School - Eternal Code [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Convert units. Google Specifically for Education From Google Scholar that returns only results from scholarly literature to learning more about computer science, these Google items will help you at school. Google Scholar. Google Docs Google Docs is a great replacement for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, so learn how to use this product even more efficiently. Use premade templates. Gmail Use the Tasks as a to-do list.

Bodyweight Exercise Routines from Basic to Advanced | One of my favorite aspects of bodyweight training is how its underlying simplicity is so scalable, from basic to extremely advanced levels. So, today I’m going to highlight an outdoor bodyweight workout for lower and upper body that can be done at basic, intermediate or advanced levels, which was featured in an article about Global Bodyweight Training in last month’s Men’s Health South Africa, called “The Evolution of Exercise”. Click here to read the complete Men’s Health article as a PDF. I’m pretty excited with how the Men’s Health article takes the time to explain the Global Bodyweight Training system, and in particular to demonstrate how the progressions work: With GBT you start with the Basic exercises outlined below and then, after you’ve mastered those, you can progress to Intermediate and Advanced. Following is a brief recap of the basic, intermediate, and advanced versions of the upper and lower body routine featured in the article. Basic Bodyweight Workout

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How To Make Perfect Brownies | How To Cook Like Your Grandmother - StumbleUpon I’ve tried lots of brownie recipes: Boxes, scratch, frosted, plain, nuts, chips, fudge … Each of them has something to like, but depending on my mood I might want a change of pace. Not any more. My wife found this recipe, and it’s perfect. I’m done looking. This is the brownie recipe that I’ll use from now on. Ingredients 1½ cups sugar ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa powder (see note below) 3 eggs ¾ cup butter, melted ½ teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter) ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (see note below) Directions A NOTE ON CHOCOLATE: You’ll notice the list of ingredients is very short. The assembly is about as easy as you can get. Do this by hand, until the dry ingredients are just incorporated into the wet, and stop. Stir in the chocolate chips. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment. Pour the batter and spread it out. Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes. Very carefully lift the parchment out of the baking dish. Peel the edges and let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Like this recipe?

The Couch to 5K plan A week-by-week description of the nine-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts. Week one Begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternate 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking, for a total of 20 minutes. Week two Begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then alternate 90 seconds of running with two minutes of walking, for a total of 20 minutes. Week three Begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then two repetitions of 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking, three minutes of running and three minutes of walking. Week four Begin with a brisk five-minute walk, then three minutes of running, 90 seconds of walking, five minutes of running, two-and-a-half minutes of walking, three minutes of running, 90 seconds of walking and five minutes of running. Week five There are three different workouts for this week, which are: Workout one: a brisk five-minute walk, then five minutes of running, three minutes of walking, five minutes of running, three minutes of walking and five minutes of running.

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