printer Eating 10 hot dogs in 6 minutes and belching the national anthem may impress your friends, but neither of those feats will do much for your body—at least not much good. Instead, why not train yourself to do something that may actually pay off? We're not talking bench presses and interval training (though those do help). You can teach your body to cure itself from everyday health ailments—side stitches, first-date jitters, even hands that have fallen asleep. Just study this list, and the next time your friends challenge you to an ice cream eating contest, chow down: You know how to thaw a brain freeze—and 17 other tricks that'll make everyone think you're the next David Blaine. Do Them Right: To mazimize your workout, good form is a must. Cure a Tickling Throat When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Experience Supersonic Hearing If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. Overcome Your Most Primal Urge Need to pee? Feel No Pain
Beast Skills - Tutorials The elbow lever is a position where the body is held up horizontal to the ground. But unlike the planche (where there is NO support along the length of the body), the elbow lever uses one’s elbows as a resting and balancing point for the body. This makes the skill much easier than a planche. An elbow lever - It’s a fairly simple skill really. There’s just several key points in order to find the correct position.۬ The Hands You’ll want to put your hands down on the ground about shoulder width apart, with the fingers pointing to the side, or even slightly backwards. The Elbow Stab What’s this about stabbing? As you can see from the picture above, you’ll be placing your elbows to either side of the middle. The picture below shows a single elbow stab into the correct position. ۬If you were to take one arm and stretch it across your body like so, then you can easily find the correct position. You can also work the traditional shoulder stretch to help any flexibility problems. The Start The End
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. 1. To seize the moment, decide when and where you will take each action you want to take, in advance. 3. Fortunately, decades of research suggest that the belief in fixed ability is completely wrong — abilities of all kinds are profoundly malleable. The good news is, if you aren’t particularly gritty now, there is something you can do about it. 7. To build willpower, take on a challenge that requires you to do something you’d honestly rather not do. 8. 9. If you want to change your ways, ask yourself, What will I do instead?
Precision Nutrition Coaching | My Favorite Gourmet Nutrition Recipes The Gourmet Nutrition V2 cookbook was created to show people that great-tasting food can also be great for you. We took the healthiest ingredients and whipped them into nearly 300 pages of delicious culinary creations that you can serve with confidence to the most discerning foodie – or the most nitpicky nutritionist. We also included detailed cooking instructions and ideas for improvisation. And we’ve even photographed every recipe in beautiful color to show you just how appetizing healthy food can be. To say the book has been a big hit would be an understatement. We’ve sold over 50,000 copies to date and Gourmet Nutrition customers continue to post raving reviews both on the Precision Nutrition Forums (190 reviews) and at Amazon.com (25 reviews). For an upcoming project, a collaboration with a 3-time New York Times bestselling author, I was asked to share my top six Gourmet Nutrition recipes. My favorite “post-workout” recipes Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal (page 42) Banana Cream Pie Oatmeal
Precision Nutrition Microwave ovens usually don’t destroy nutrients in food. If using a microwave helps you eat more nutritious foods and less junk food, then keep it. But there are potential harmful effects from too many electromagnetic frequencies, and doing without a microwave is one way to limit exposure. Unprocessed foods. Whole foods. Local foods. Which one of those is not like the other? When we use a microwave, what purpose does it serve? Up to 93% of American homes have and/or use microwaves, so obviously there is something appealing about them. How microwave ovens came to be Percy Spencer was building radars in the 1940s and discovered that microwaves from radars melted a candy bar in his pocket. People weren’t excited about cooking food with “radar,” so the name was changed to “microwave oven”. The original microwave oven patent How microwaves work Inside-out cooking Conventional cooking transmits heat to the outside food by convection (baking), radiation (broiling), or conduction (frying). Nutrients
What cannabis actually does to your brain Chances are they would've ended up brainless morons with or without the pot. It's quite frankly not strong enough of a narcotic to destroy one's life such as you describe. It's very dependent on the user's persona. @Tadashii: Are you also for alcohol and tobacco prohibition? Wow- Tadashii, pot is not meth or cocaine. Yes, its a chemical that can intoxicate and has been embraced by, and been the cause of some lazy folks, underachievers, and Grateful Dead fans not amounting to much. Pot is like anything else- tobacco, alcohol, vicodin, valium, caffeine, etc. Cannabis has great promise for any treatment that requires appetite stimulant (such as cancer, HIV, etc), and has also been found to act as an anti-inflammatory or nausea reliever, Don't just stamp marijuana "evil". Do you enjoy any caffeinated sodas, cigarettes, or the occasional alcoholic beverage? Yes I am against alcohol too and I agree that it's worse than pot.
Nutrition 101: Eat To Burn Fat The 15 Best Fat-Burning Foods 1. Walnuts All nuts do contain some amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid, but most only contain trace amounts. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid. 2. It has also has been shown to boost calorie burn when eaten. 3. This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low, so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown that athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs. 4. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss. 5. This way you know you're getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage. 6. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
2013 - Serious Muscle Article Yes, 2013 is really here, and maybe this is your year to finally build some serious muscle. What do you think? To do that you may have to address some mistakes you may have made in the past and eliminate anything that's been holding you back from hitting your goals. Pick a proven muscle-building plan, and stick to it for twelve weeks without second guessing or doubting anything. Do not fall victim to information overload and start suffering from paralysis by analysis like everyone else. If you want serious results, you must have laser focus and be relentless in pursuit of your goals. 7 Tips to Help You Build More Muscle Than Ever This Year 1. Nobody ever built a head-turning physique on less than three days of serious training per week. 2. Forget about breaking your workouts up into shoulder day, chest day, leg day, arm day, etc. If you train four days per week, you will train each muscle group twice per week. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Training should be hard work. -Jason
Ab Exercise Don't underestimate the tame-looking side bridge. "Men think a good ab exercise has to make your abs burn," says Michael Boyle, M.A., ATC. Here's the truth: Side bridges improve the stability of all the muscles surrounding your spine and stomach. The Moves Hold for the time specified below, then switch sides. Kneeling Side BridgeLie on your side with your forearm on the floor and your elbow under your shoulder, your knees bent 90 degrees. Side BridgeLie on your side with your forearm on the floor under your shoulder, and your feet stacked together. Elevated Side BridgeSame setup as you use for the side bridge, but stack your feet on a bench. The WorkoutDo this routine two or three times a week. Transform Your Body!
25 Tips For More Muscle And Superstrength! by Muscle & Fitness Last updated: Aug 17, 2012 Lift barefoot, if possible, or in minimalist footwear like Vibram FiveFingers shoes, wrestling shoes, or converse chucks. having your feet flat on the floor lessens the distance you have to pull the bar on a deadlift, increasing your leverage and helping you lift heavier weights. Training barefoot also strengthens your feet, which in turn adds stability and traction to all your lifts. Squeeze your glutes at all times during a set, especially on lifts like the bench press and overhead press. If the total number of reps you perform for an exercise adds up to 25, you're more likely to maximize muscle and strength gains. Train with heavy loads one month, using sets of four to six reps. Hold an 8- to 10-pounder and throw it hard into a wall a few feet in front of you, as if you were passing a basketball down the court. Want to look leaner without dieting? Here's a great bait-and-switch trick for the nervous system. Fat Gripz About The Author
Livestrong Overview A lot can happen between visits to the doctor—especially since more than half of men skip out on their annual physical examinations, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. “You can feel great, but still have killer numbers,” says Bruce B. Campbell, MD, a men's health specialist at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts. “Killer” is not a good thing in this example. That’s why it’s so important to perform regular self-exams. From head to toe, small changes can be red flags of serious medical conditions—ones to take to your doctor ASAP. If you see: Your hair falling out in spots. It could mean: While a receding hairline is just nature doing its thing (sorry!) Follow up: Understand that “stress” is not a thing all by itself. If you see: One growing. It could mean: Sure, you call them pecs. Follow up: See your physician for an examination. If you have: Trouble urinating. It could mean: Stop blaming bladder shyness. Follow up: It’s time for a prostate exam.
100 of the Most Inspiring Business Videos on YouTube YouTube is filled with inspirational videos of all types, including those created by businesses or individuals looking to inspire others to succeed. Let’s look at 100 of the most inspiring business videos ever placed on this site. Great Inspirational Tips for Business Success Take a look at these cool business inspiration clips. 1. 9 Steps to Achieve Any Goal – Isn’t it great to know that you can make your business and personal dreams come true in nine steps? 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Home Business Inspiration Starting a home business can be a scary prospect. 16. 3HourWorkDay.com – Awesome inspiration to create your own work-from-home business. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. Humorous Business Inspiration Sometimes a good laugh can be all the business inspiration you need, especially when that laugh is related to business! 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. Inspirational Business Quotes and Poems 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.
Train Like A Secret Agent: Becoming Bond and Bourne In honor of my “How to Blog like James Bond” post over on CopyBlogger (hey CopyBlogger readers!), I figured I’d keep the good times rolling and teach you how to train like a secret agent. When you think of any movie featuring James Bond or Jason Bourne, you know what’s coming: a mysterious plot, espionage, incredible skills, risky maneuvers, great chase scenes, and a bucketful of action. Whether you’re a guy or girl, it’s practically impossible to leave the theater and not say “damn that was cool, I want to be able to do that!” I’m obviously not talking about the assassinations or constant risk of dying, but rather the way that these two characters carry themselves: they are in peak physical condition, prepared for any situation, comfortable in any environment, and ready to to kick ass at a moment’s notice. Let’s do this! Be a jack-of-all trades James Bond isn’t some scrawny dude that only runs marathons (my apologies if you’re a scrawny dude who only runs marathons). Take calculated risks
6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them You don’t need an MP3 player, a turntable, or a CD player to listen to Tristan Perich’s new album, Noise Patterns. All you need is a pair of headphones—"not earbuds," says the composer—and a willingness to hear music in noise. The 34-year-old Perich’s compositions push the border between white noise and electronic music, frequently straddling the two as if the static on your old television started emitting a strangely beautiful pattern of sound. But Perich doesn’t just compose music: His music is the instrument itself. He composes sound in code, carefully stringing together each 1 and 0 to transform numbers into a symphony. Perich, who studied math, music, and computer science at Columbia and received a masters from NYU's fabled hacking-meets-art Interactive Telecommunications Program, has spent the last dozen years of his life exploring the frontiers of one-bit sound, transforming those lines of 1s and 0s into a living art form. A recorded excerpt from Noise Patterns