Exercise is Good for you Brain

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Ever wonder why the answer to  something you just can’t figure out comes to you when your sweating. When your focused on one thing, not multitasking. Here is some more proof  why exercise is good for the body and mind.

SPARK by John Ratey MD is a groundbreaking exploration of the connection between exercise and the brain’s performance that shows how even moderate exercise will supercharge mental circuits to beat stress symptoms, sharpen thinking, enhance memory, and much more.

Checkout John Ratey’s blog and get a preview of his book.

Men’s Fitness Push-Up Challenge

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Did you ever wonder if you could do it? I do, I am in the best shape of my life at the present I don’t know if I could do 100 push ups. I think the most I ever got up to was 50. Starting right now I am going to keep a Fitness Bucket List. 1. Do a 100 push ups! Check out the article on Men’s Fitness.com by Jeff Decker, it outlines how you can start your training program to reach a 100 push ups. If you have any suggestions for the Fitness Bucket List please contact me.

Bigger Stronger Faster

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I saw this movie a week ago on demand. Being bigger, stronger and faster is part of our American culture. You know “GO BIG OR GO HOME!” This movie shed s light on the Bodybuilding, athletes and the average Joe how steroids affects all of them. It is a documentary that is entertaining and informative. It makes you think twice about how we compare ourselves to the woman and men on magazines. Are those 6 pack abs or airbrushed abs. It is incredible what good lighting and make up will do for you.

Here is a synopsis of the movie.
In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? Director Christopher Bell explores America’s win-at-all-cost culture by examining how his two brothers became members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream.
You can see the movie on youtube here is part one.

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I Dare you to LIVE STRONG

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We are all looking for motivation trust me when I get up a 5 am to workout, dragging my body out of bed is like pulling meat from a lion.
Yes it is hard to get going I am always looking for ideas, tips and tricks to keep me going. LiveStrong.com has come up with dares to motivate it’s members. I think it’s smart, the dares are simple things that  remind us to take care of ourselves. Dares include, taking vitamins, getting enough rest, eating fruits and vegetables. What is really cool you can create  dares as well, so if you want a little motivation check out LiveStrong.com dares. I have a dare also I dare you to try the 125 core challenge I created.

ZMA Muscle Strength Supplement

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Great article on Men’s Fitness about a natural supplement that could significantly increase your muscle strength!

“ZMA is a combination of zinc and magnesium
asparate—plus a bit of vitamin B6. “It’s an all-natural product that has been clinically proven to significantly increase muscle strength in trained athletes,” adds Barbie Broschart, RD and a nutritional counselor.”

There are a lot of benefits to this supplement,
Zinc plays a crucial role in protein synthesis and cell growth. Testosterone levels fall without adequate zinc.
Magnesium is essential for bone strength, a strong immune system muscle contractions and a healthy nervous system.
Vitamin B6 helps the body convert protein into energy.

Separately the minerals do some great work but together they may enhance hormonal profiles, reduce catabolism and boost your immune system.

Check out the Men’s Fitness article for more information and suggested intake.

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