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(Too) Personal Training

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Me and one of my best friends Jevone a couple weeks before his first body-building competition. I was his partner/trainer/motivator for this competition and I cried when he called me at work to tell me he won. It’s one of the proudest moments of my life 🙂

Posted by justinbelmondo on 2012-01-03 12:31:58

Tagged: , jevone smith , justin skrakowski , bodybuilding , short shorts … Read More

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.Tagged, you are it.

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I was tagged by Sma Kee. Please spend sometime to visit her stream. She’s totally creative and I love all the ideas that she came up with for her self-portrait.

OK, so here you go…

1.I am an outdoor person, and that’s why gym membership is just not for me.

2.When it comes to food, I only eat white meat and extra spicy is my thing.

3.When I was 5, I decided that I could fly like a Superman so I jumped from a bed and broke my left arm. At 9, I broke my left leg and had to miss my first ballet performance. As if there were not enough drama, I broke my right leg when I was 29. I was a cripple in a suit, limping on my way to client meetings in cast.

4.I did bungee jumping in Bali. My mom, thinking that I would break another leg, was waiting next to the pool, crying and praying (sorry that I had to put you through this, mom but I just had to try.)

5.I tried to get drunk once, but found out that I was allergic to alcohol. Doh!

6.I believe in karma.

7.I don’t like being the center of attention and I prefer to stay “behind the scene”. I also think that public speaking is brutal, but I am doing a lot of it in my current job. I hold at least two public presentations per month (am not left with much choices here 🙂

8.I love the smell of soils after rains and I like to dive into a pile of fresh, warm, fluffy laundered clothes.

9.I love looking at a never ending green of padi fields. It’s just soooo soothing.

10.I am in favor of natural ailments rather than medicines.

Hugs to all of you and have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Posted by ǝıqqǝp on 2010-11-27 04:16:48

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Health and Fitness Can Be Improved at Your Local YMCA

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Americans have the bad reputation of being some of the most unfit people in the world. This could have been greatly due to the rise of obesity in the United States. There is much opportunity to eat an unhealthy diet in the US with all the fast food available. This leads to obesity and lack of physical fitness.

Good exercise is known by everyone as a very vital thing to maintain good health. And this is more ideal when this taken along with a good nutritional plan. Americans have been encouraged to lose weight and get more physically fit. YMCAs have stepped in to help adults with their health and fitness.

Most YMCAs have swimming facilities and a fitness center. They have become a convenient place for people to visit before or after work to do their fitness routine.

One of the things that makes YMCAs popular is the fact that this gives people more time to do exercises. This is even more convenient to busy people who do not have the time of the day or works odd hours. The people who are occupied much of the day, and who only have certain times to spend in this kind of activity.

Because YMCAs give more time to people to exercise, they become more and more fond of it. In fact, more and more YMCAs are opening up in the United States now. This is because Americans appear to be addicted in this activity for they want to have a thin shape and maintain their beauty. Most YMCAs offer a multitude of activities. Examples of these are swimming, racquetball, spa, tennis, weight training, and bicycling.

No doubt, YMCAs will help people to achieve their desire for a beautiful body. Here, people achieve beauty in a healthy manner. No need to go into liposuction to trim those fats. Rigorous exercise is enough to burn them all in good shape. In addition, YMCAs are also a place where one can meet and mingle with different types of people, hence a place that is also good for socialization. This is also one of the reasons why more people are exercising at the YMCA, and why they make this activity as part of their life routine. … Read More

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Abs Are Made In The Kitchen, Not The Gym!

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"How do I get six pack abs?"

This is perhaps one of the most asked questions by both men and women alike in the health and fitness industry. Six pack abs are a highly desirable feature of any person's body, but when trying to achieve six pack abs, the major seem to go about it the wrong way.

They are usually fed the wrong information. They are led to believe that exercise is the key to getting six pack abs, and while it is a huge factor, more important is diet and nutrition.

The famous quote by Justin Leonard that claims, "Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym!" highlights this fact.

Nutrition is an essential aspect of achieving six pack abs. Exercising the abs does not really make them much bigger, it just makes them more defined. Nutrition is essential in order to reduce the layer of flat that lies over your six pack abs.

Nutrition tips for getting a six pack

– Cut down on the amount of alcohol, carbohydrates, fast and fried foods and sodium. This does not mean eliminate from your diet completely, but instead eat these substations in moderation.
– Recent research shows that drinking caffeine rich drinks, such as coffee, before exercise increases your metabolic rate which enables you to burn more fat.
– Green tea is another great fat burner which increases energy expenditure and fat oxidation.

Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym so remember to keep a balanced diet as well as regularly exercising. … Read More

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Ab Bench – What’s Your Type of Fitness?

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What type of fitness equipment are you looking for? Before you move any further find out if Ab Bench is just what you need to help you keep your abs in shape. But caution must be taken that like in any exercise program you need to take it slow from the beginning and if in doubt seek the help of a medical practitioner or health fitness personnel.

You would be advised to look at both sides of the coin i.e. the pros and cons of any equipment before you make your purchase. You also really need to find out what your current exercise routine is. Is it light or extensive? If it is light for just crunch or sit-up, this is the right equipment for you. If it is extensive, you need to look further.

Ab Bench – Features and Specifications:

They come in different types and styles, some are wooden and some are made of metal or steel, the features include the following:

• One size fits all

• Are designed for comfort at support

• Comes in variety to of types, sizes and at pocket friendly prices

• Most of them come with a 1 year warranty

The prices range between USD 79 from the other various stores to the highest price going for USD 3,848 at 2 Sellers. Most of the prices quoted include shipping charges, and most stores do not offer express delivery. They come with easy to read and handling instructions.

We must also understand that they come in different names including slant boards, pro-abs benches, abdominal crunch benches, sit up bench, abs boards amongst others, the list is endless.

Ab Bench Pros:

For men who need six-pack without doing endless crunches? This is the right fitness equipment for you tighten your mid section. With constant practice you are sure not to go wrong. Do not waste time on other exercises. And for women who definitely want to get their grove back, this is it. Look no further! No matter what your level of fitness is. The benches are also for improving your trunk core stability.

Ab Bench Cons:

These benches can at time unnecessarily be expensive. Proper materials and methods should be used to help in avoiding further injury to the user. Most of the benches are bulky and care should be taken in keeping, handling and transportation of these fitness equipments. Wood tends to break, and before any purchase one should confirm the durability of any equipment you intend to use long-term.

Ab Bench Review:

It is basically a simple machine/bench and can take a lot of unnecessary space in the gym for a home trainer which can be used for other training equipments (unless you have a large home).

The sure thing with the bench is that it actually takes control of the spine forcing the abdominals to completely contract. The contraction takes place all the way into the pelvis where the abdominals actually rotate.… Read More