Top 3 SECRET Reasons Women Can’t Lose Weight

September 27, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Ask your questions on FB (ONLY way)- Follow on Twitter- FREE FEMALE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM- [WEBSITE] http [SEE ALL MY VIDEOS] [MY OTHER FITNESS CHANNEL] [FACEBOOK] [TWITTER] [FREE MALE FAT LOSS] [FREE FEMALE FAT LOSS] http [WEAR MY CLOTHES] Weight loss can be a bitch. And we don’t like bitches. Besides sabotaging your diet and just NOT working out, if you are actually working out, eating your greens and still can’t lose weight, this video is for you. Here are the three most probable reasons why consistently working out is NOT producing results for you. You Aren’t Fit Enough How do you lose weight? By forcing your body to adapt to new challenges. If your work outs are getting more intense, every single week, you are doing something right, just give it time. For complete beginners, usually the first 8 weeks are just spent getting the body fit enough to lose weight. How do you know if you are fit enough to effectively lose weight? Well as a standard rule, you should be able to do 50 burpees. I’m in my house, I’m not going to demonstrate this exercise. If you can do less than 50 burpees in 2 mins, you are at adequate fitness level to lose weight effectively. If not, better keep busting ass. Your metabolism is wrecked Have you crash dieted before? Have you been known to binge sometimes and starve at others? Would you say you

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5 FASTEST Ways to Gain Muscle For Skinny Guys (Build Size Quick Exercise Tips)

August 24, 2011 by  
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I just found this health related video on YouTube … and thought you might enjoy it!

Ask your Q on FB (best way to connect)- follow me on Twitter- get my FREE fat loss program- [WEBSITE] [SEE ALL MY VIDEOS] [MY WOMEN’S ONLY FITNESS CHANNEL] [FACEBOOK] [TWITTER] [FREE MALE FAT LOSS] [FREE FEMALE FAT LOSS] http [WEAR MY CLOTHES] [ONLINE COACHING] Do your arms look like tooth picks? When you take off your shirt do you become a 2D stick figure? Well thats ok, because today you’re going to learn how to add some slabs of beef onto that bony frame. A skinny person with a fast metabolism has to build neural efficiency in his body. WHAT? This means a high frequency of moderately challenging work outs. I’d recommend 5-6 TOTAL work outs with 3 being FULL body. With the other two-three will be specialization work outs, where you select lagging areas and bring them up. Use my specialization rules for selecting your movements. It comes down to this: JUST FUCKING LIFT BIG and Eat BIG INCREASE Your Training RIGHT You should hit the gym minimum 5-6 times to gain an optimum amount of muscle. Neither train until you are a zombie. Always try to increase your work capacity slightly. Meaning you do a little bit MORE every week. So you can start by training 4 days a week, but increase to 5 then 6 as you become accustomed to the high volume. Compound movements are your NEW best friends. Compound movements work

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How the World Cup is affecting our lives and our health

June 14, 2010 by  

Last Friday, the headline in the German newspaper said “Starting Today, the World is a Ball”. They were referring of course to the opening of the Football World Cup (aka Soccer World Cup in some parts of the globe), supposedly the biggest sports event in the world.

Now, I don’t want to be a spoil sports literally but I would like to point out to you how this two-week event can affect yourself. And before you sports fans start attacking/spamming me, I love football, too and I’ve seen a couple of World and European Cup matches live, experiences well worth the time and money spent. But the World Cup or any major sporting event for that matter does have an effect on our health.


Football is a very emotional sport, no doubt about that. Results from a survey by the Social Issues Research centre (SIRC) revealed that “football is associated with passion, emotion, excitement and dedication across Europe.” Emotions such a “pure joy” and “exhilaration” are part of it all but so is despair. Either way, European men are known to be reduced to tears during football matches involving the teams they are supporting.


The last World Cup in 2006 in Germany was a great opportunity for researchers to investigate relationship between the emotional stress triggered by the sports events and the incidence of cardiovascular events. German doctors in Munich examined data of 4279 patients. Their findings showed that on those days when Germany was playing, the number of emergency cases due to cardiac problems was 2.66 times more than the normal incidence. This is especially evident in men where it was 3.26 times more. However, take note. Although football is supposedly a “man thing”, the incidence among women was also elevated at 1.82 times more. One gets to wonder whether this increase for women is really about football or more from being completely ignored by their men.

Do you think this increase in incidence of cardiac events was simply a coincidence? Well, the researchers also looked at the timing details and found that the increase in cardiac events occurred during the first 2 hours after the start of each match, not before or just any other time of the day. The take home message is:

“Viewing a stressful soccer match more than doubles the risk of an acute cardiovascular event. In view of this excess risk, particularly in men with known coronary heart disease, preventive measures are urgently needed.”

I wonder if the same trend will be seen this year.


There is nothing like sausages and steak on the grill plus a bottle of ice cold beer to make football matches more enjoyable. This is not exactly the healthiest of diets, especially for cardiovascular health. But it is one of the rituals that make football what it is. Just don’t forget to add some salad, please.

Sedentary time

A football match lasts 2 x 45 minutes, plus half time break, injury time, and sometimes extension time. A whole match therefore, can run up to 2 hours. That is a long time to sit in front of the TV. Last weekend, there were 3 matches each day. An avid football fan can easily spend 5 to 6 hours a day watching a ball being kicked around. A recent study by Canadian researchers showed sedentary time such as spent in front of the TV is harmful to our health.

According to Travis Saunders, a researcher in exercise physiology at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute in Ottawa:

After two to seven hours of uninterrupted sitting, there is evidence “that is enough to increase [subjects’] blood sugar, to decrease their good cholesterol and to have a real impact on their health.”


The heat can add insult to the injury done by alcohol and red meat. Yes, it is almost wintertime in South Africa where the matches are happening but it is almost summer in Europe. Alcohol, heat, and emotional stress. Now that is what I call fatal combination. Let us hope that fans would also leave driving a car out of it.

Relationships and gender issues

Another study by the SIRC revealed that many European women may be resentful of football especially during the World Cup when they suddenly become “football widows.” As long as the fridge is filled with beer, they ceased to exist. A survey showed that “72% of Spanish respondents would prefer football to partnership interactions during the matches. 67% of Norwegians and 64% of Dutch and German fans feel the same.” Thank God for Carrie and her gang, European women have something else to see. Two years ago, Sex and the City I was the ladies’ escape during the European Cup. This time it’s Sex and the City II. Now, that is what I call perfect timing.

Soccer for female cardiovascular health

October 21, 2009 by  

woman sportsIt’s known as soccer in the US and Canada. It’s called football in the rest of the world. And while the excitement for next year’s Football World Cup in South Africa is building up, people take very little notice that football is a sport for everybody regardless of gender. The German national women football team won the World Championship a couple of months back. Nobody pays attention as national men’s team still had to struggle to qualify for next year’s tournament. My kids just finished a one-week football camp during the autumn break. It was a camp of more than 50 boys and no girls.

But researchers at the University of Copenhagen report that soccer or football may just be the ideal sport for women in order to keep fit. On top of the list of the sport’s benefits is cardiovascular health.

Women generally find it difficult to find the time for physical exercise, what with many juggling between family and jobs. The most common form of exercise women go for are those that is flexible timewise such as working out in the gym or going for a jogging run.

The study looked at 100 women aged 19 to 47 years with no previous experience in playing football. They were divided into 3 groups: one group took up football (2 times 1 hour per week), another took up running, and a third group did not perform any regular exercise and served as controls. The study participants were followed up for 2 years.

The study results show that women who played football were the fittest of the 3 groups.

According to study leader Peter Krustrup:

While playing soccer, the women have high heart rates and perform many sprints, turns, kicks and tackles, making soccer an effective integration of both cardio and strength training.”

It also showed that it is more difficult for women to stick to their exercise routine given too much flexibility. Recreational football however, which requires a fixed time and place for training is reportedly easier to stick to. 

In addition to the cardiovascular benefits, the researchers report the following additional benefits of recreational football:

  • Improvement in muscle strength and growth
  • Promotion of social interactions, expansion of social networks
  • Improvement in general well-being

Hmmmm…I must say I don’t have a problem sticking to my jogging runs but football sounds tempting.

The research further reports that family responsibilities, especially for women with small children, are the principal barrier that hinders them to engage in regular physical activity.

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