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Body Solid Head Harness Review

Neck strength is an important facet of any contact sport. I, personally, am a front row forward in rugby, and have also studied Jiu Jitsu, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both of these sports require a degree of neck strength and it is neck strength which improves your performance in both of these arenas.

As a front row forward, the pressure on my neck, from scrummaging, is palpable. Taking the weight of eight other opposition forwards puts huge amounts of undue stress on your neck and back, especially.

In terms of Jiu Jitsu, the world’s top Jiu Jitsu fighters spend hours each week, specifically trying to strengthen their neck. Once you’re in a choke hold, your technical skill often goes out of the window and your survival, in a fight, comes down to how strong your neck muscles are; the stronger they are, the more time you buy yourself to escape the choke.

There are a number of body weight exercises that I’ve always done to strengthen my neck, which have stood me in good stead, both in Jiu Jitsu and rugby. While these have some benefit, more resistance is required to develop real strength.

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Insanity: The Asylum - 30 Day Sports Training Workout DVD Review

There’s a difference between being fit and being match fit. It doesn’t matter what sport you play, this is an adage that has lost none of its truth.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll know this frustration all too well. You can put hours of hard work in at the gym, go for as many runs as you like, but it’s somehow not quite the same as playing a match.

Photo: Scott Before and After Insanity Asylum 30-Day Program

Sure, you feel fitter, and in better all around shape, than you would if you hadn’t put the work in, but you still find yourself wishing that there was another training method, which would get you match fit, and help give you that edge over your opponents.

The problem for me always boils down to one thing, time.

Intermittent Diet Review

Vit Kashchuk has a strong background in mathematics.  He believes that the scientific concept of non-linearity can be applied to nutrition and losing weight.  Consequently, Vit has written a fat loss program called the ‘Intermittent Diet’.  The Intermittent Diet is a revolutionary technique that will undeniably help prevent obesity and reduce the likelihood of several life-threatening illnesses similar to heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

Mr Kashchuk claims that physiological processes that take place in the human body are non-linear.  He explains that programs designed to help us lose weight are able to exploit these non-linearities.  Nutrition plans normally tell us how much of our diet should contain macronutrients such as carbohydrate, protein and fat; they will also instruct us which foods to avoid.  

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Mobile Apps Aid Weight Loss for All Age Groups

Mobile technology exists for just about everything these days. As Apple would say, “There’s an app for that.” Mobile weight-loss apps are proliferating the app market—and consumers are readily adopting this technology as a means to help them reach their weight-loss goals. But can an app really help you lose weight? Studies suggest yes.

Mobile Apps and Online Support are More Affordable

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It used to be that if you needed some external support to help you lose weight, hiring a one-on-one consultant was probably the best option. But these one-on-one services and consultations can hit the checkbook hard—leading to many struggling dieters going it on their own, and sometimes failing to reach their goals for health and wellness.

Today, mobile technology has changed all that. With apps available ranging from free to a few bucks, it’s easier than ever for dieters to monitor their caloric intake, keep track of pounds lost, estimate the calories burned with a variety of exercises and much more.

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Insanity Fast & Furious 20 Minute Workout DVD Review

I love the feeling you get after a long, hard workout. The endorphins have been released and you feel invincible. As I always workout at lunchtime, it’s a great feeling to go into the afternoon knowing that you’ve put some real hard work into improving your body.

If you’re anything like me, however, sometimes work or family commitments get in the way of your workout. No matter how well your weekly fitness regime is planned, every now and again something unexpected pops up and it leaves you short on time to train.

It’s on these occasions that you can do one of two things: Miss a session or modify it. If at all possible, I try to go for the latter. After all, getting in shape doesn’t always mean spending hours in the gym; it’s about how effectively you use your time. You can get great results in 20 minutes, if you know what you’re doing and you use your time effectively.

When I only have 20 minutes to exercise, I tend to opt for some form of circuit training. Circuits are an excellent means of mixing things up, they give you a great cardio workout and they help to develop good muscle tone.

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Seven Great Exercises for Women at Home

As independent and hard working women, we all want to stay in shape, feel good ourselves inside and out and have that confidence that will shine through every single day. We all dream of that lean, healthy and toned body, but the question remains, how do we achieve just that especially when we are home bodies? Well you don’t have to look any further because in this article we will provide you with seven great exercises for women at home. They are easy exercises that will help shape your body as desired. Let’s begin with our amazing exercise routine tips.

1. Walk or Run however way you can

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Whether you have a treadmill at home or choose to walk around your neighborhood, walking or running is definitely a great way to stay in shape. First and foremost, it is an excellent way to get in some cardiovascular activities in your life. It really works out your heart making it work to help you stay away from certain medical diseases and also shed off some much needed pounds. If you’re a beginner, try walking or running around 10 minutes every day or every other day. Then as your start feeling like you’re getting used to it, try adding in a few minutes at a time until you reach around 30 to 45 minutes.

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What is Sustanon and How Does it Work

Sustanon is a popular name among all the steroids for bodybuilders. It is an androgenic steroid with a pronounced anabolic effect. Therefore, athletes commonly use Sustanon to put on mass and size while increasing strength.

It is a mixture of 4 different testosterones which based on a well timed composition have a synergistic effect. This special feature has positive characteristics for the athlete. The effect of the 4 Testosterones is time released so that Sustanon goes gradually into the system and remains effective in the body for several weeks.

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Sustanon 250 is one of the most powerful combinations of Testosterone available and has been used by millions of men worldwide. Sportsman who use Sustanon state a strong muscle development since it lead to less water storage and also aromatizes even less either testosterone enanthate or cypionate.

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Finding True Motivation to Stick to a Diet/Fitness Routine

From personal experience, I know that if I wait too long to adjust my diet and/or get back into a solid exercise routine, the pounds will begin to accumulate fast. And with age it becomes even harder to get them off.

To begin with, you have to be motivated, or even the best regimen in the world won’t work. Motivation begins with setting realistic, achievable goals. Telling yourself that you have to lose 20 pounds before next week isn’t going to help. You’re setting yourself up for failure and disappointment, not to mention it’s not healthy to lose that much weight in that short amount of time. Start with a smaller, more realistic goal to get you started; maybe two pounds a week.

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Is Nutrition a Personal or Public Issue?

There is much discussion these days about nutrition and healthy eating. Why has obesity become a major health concern in the United States? What can explain the growing interest in locally grown foods? Can local governments regulate what foods citizens can buy and consume? Why is healthful eating determined not only by what a person buys but also by where she lives?

All of these questions seem to lead to an even larger question: is nutrition a personal or public issue? The current thinking on this subject, as reflected in scientific studies, popular writing, and news reports tends to indicate that the answer to this question is “yes, nutrition is both a personal choice and a public responsibility.”

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Photo: “Family Grocery Day” at the Oak Cliff Boys & Girls Club in Dallas

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How to Lose Weight Using Cinnamon

In the weight loss and fitness industries, cinnamon is making waves because of its weight loss properties. If you’re wondering, “What is cinnamon good for?”, you’ll be pleased to find out that it has been linked to weight loss. The effects of cinnamon on weight loss are impressive and many fitness guru’s are spreading the word about how the simple spice can help people lose weight quickly.

Cinnamon Variaties

Cinnamon is not a miracle cure for weight loss, but it will help boost your other efforts and improve your odds of success. This spice is a great way to add flavor to bland foods while preventing the build-up of stubborn belly fat. When combined with diet and exercise, the results can be quite dramatic.

How Cinnamon Works

It is well-known that cinnamon and honey combined together have numerous health benefits. Honey and cinnamon for weight loss works on the body in three different ways.

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