Get Rid of Male Chest Fat

Cardio – Burn The Blubber Off Your Chest

For many people, dieting coupled with cardio will do wonders with your fat. A common myth is that long-duration, low intensity training is the best for fat loss. This is completely the wrong route you want to be taking. Shorter workouts that are high intensity is the best way to burn off fat. There isn’t one best exercise that I would advocate – I would just advice you to pick an activity thats realistic in you doing 4 times a week. Also, whatever you do make sure that you have a way of calculating your heart rate because for best results, you want to be working at about 75 to 85% of your maximum heart rate. There are various resources on the internet to help you find what yours is.

Whatever you do, I would also recommend that you do so with

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Of Abs and Legs

Walking Fido VS Crunches

Let me say it in the following way. You’ll burn more calories by taking Fido for a walk around the block than by doing 100 or even 200 crunches. Think about it. Walking around the block requires you to MOVE YOUR ENTIRE BODY WEIGHT for say a quarter mile (440 yards or 1320 feet) or more, depending on the size of the block.

Let’s Do the Math

By multiplying your body weight, say 200 lbs, times by 1320 feet you’ll find that walking around the block requires you to do 264,000 foot pounds of work. On the other hand doing 200 crunches requires you to move a fraction (half would be a generous figure) of your entire body weight through maximally 2 feet of distance per crunch. Multiply 2feet times 100lbs and you’ll find that doing 200 crunches requires you to do approximately 200 foot pounds … Read the rest

About Active Bodies and Minds

With the approach of winter’s cold and reduced hours of sunlight, people – adults and kids – tend to become hermits and don’t come close to achieving the essential exercise the body needs to be fit and healthy. Research shows that a sedentary lifestyle not only contributes to weight problems and health-related issues for adults and children, but it also hurts kids’ academic accomplishments. By encouraging your children to be active, you not only help them physically, but you cultivate an active mind.

So how do you encourage children of all ages to become more active? I suggest something as simple as taking a walk together. Walking works well for all ages and requires no special skills. Besides the physical gains, walking can provide you with excellent one-on-one time with your child. Talk about their day, wins, struggles, etc.

Being a healthy role model is essential to your child’s future.

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Exercise Ball Crunch

Follow these steps to perform the exercise ball crunch correctly. It is important that you have good form and make sure that you follow these steps. Not doing so has two side effects – first, your workout wont be as effective, so you won’t see as good results as you could be having. Second, and more importantly, you risk the chance of injuring yourself if you do exercises incorrectly. These 5 steps will detail how to properly perform the exercise ball crunch.

  1. Lie face-up on the ball, which should be resting under your mid to lower back.
  2. Either place your arms behind your head or cross them over your chest. If you place them behind your head, make sure not to use them to help pull your upper body into the crunch.
  3. Lift your torso off of the ball while contracting your abs. Pull the bottom of your ribcage toward
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Belly Dancing Lessons

Curves and twists, thrusts and drops are the primary moves with the actual footwork being secondary in many dances. The belly remains the center of focus throughout the dance and is accented by silks and jewelry and the undulating movement of the hips.

Belly dancing lessons are readily available in all but the most rural communities. You can search online for a local teacher. The belly dance community has a very strong presence on the web and you can even get online video lessons. Type in belly dancing and your location and you might be surprised how many results are in your area.

Belly dancing lessons in Harrisburg Pa., my hometown, are available from several qualified instructors. My introduction to belly dancing was a by a very dazzling and accomplished dancer who performed solo as well as with a troop. Her energy and love of the dance were apparent as

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Exercise Regularly

Due to the ever increasing cost of living, people seek to earn more money in order to stand still and the pace of life becomes faster and faster. This creates a situation where they snatch meals and in particular meals of junk food, and when they arrive home in the evening they drop into an easy chair and watch the T.V.

In addition there is the tendency for people to become lazy, taking the easy way out, again by visiting the local burger bar and watching more Television, as the number of programs increase year by year.

This concept, favored by many adults, then is disseminated to their children and we are therefore encouraging a new generation of couch potatoes, and so the circle widens.

To add to the down turn, there is less activity in schools than years ago, when teachers and parents used to volunteer time in the … Read the rest

Not To Fail At Fitness

One way to avoid this is to set yourself a goal. If you want to lose weight, determine an amount. If you want to be able to run a long distance comfortably then build up by training. Set yourself a clear goal so you measure your progress and make your goal realistic. Shedding a pound or two each week through a calorie controlled diet and regular exercise is a realistic goal. Losing forty pounds in a month is not only a fantasy but could seriously damage your health.

Once you’ve set your goal, monitor your progress regularly. This will help motivation as you will have evidence of your achievement. Don’t go overboard with scrutinizing your progress as day to day you will see little change. If you’re trying to lose weight, don’t step on the scales every morning as your body weight will vary from day to day naturally. It’s

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Stay Fit to Enjoy the Future

  • Start a Fitness Plan: Jumping into anything without a plan can lead to failed attempts. While getting up off the couch is an excellent start, you need to put together some type of plan. Dedicate certain days and times to exercise will help you establish a pattern. Once your pattern in established you will find it easier to exercise regularly. For example, designate three or four days of the week as wellness days and exercise on those days exclusively. This will give you time to rest in between and make the act and idea of exercising less exhausting.
  • Make it A Social Thing: If you’re the type of person who enjoys social interaction, you may find it easier to stick to a wellness routine if you have a partner. Having a friend to cycle or walk with can turn a dull routine into something more exciting. Making your exercise routine
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Exercise Or Die Hard

The first thought that would come to your mind is weight lifting. The words “weight lifting” and “resistance training” have been taken to be the same for many years – rightly so, as they embody the same concept: doing work under more restraining conditions. Whether it is Yoga, Pilates or other cardiovascular exercises, or any other form of exercise, the concept is the same – moving your body under more resistance.

All forms of exercise play a major role in slowing down the aging process. Most senior citizens end up in nursing homes because they lose the ability to think and move. These processes stop happening on their own if you do not have to do them every day. Exercise gives you work to do other that just sitting on the couch and playing around with the remote control in your hand!

When it comes to the physical side, I … Read the rest

About Bodyweight Program

Don’t jump around between movements. Get all the reps done, then on to the next. Take as few breaks as possible, but you don’t have to do all of the repetitions in an exercise without stopping. That would be asking a little too much!

  • 20 Prisoner Squats
  • 20 Pushups
  • 10 Jumps
  • 10 Inverted Rows (aka Reverse Pushups or Bodyweight Rows)
  • 20 Forward Lunges (10 reps per side)
  • 15 Close-grip Pushups
  • 5 Chin-ups or Inverted Rows

Prisoner squats require you to put your hands behind your head, like a prisoner would. Keep your elbows back, and shoulder blades together. From there, do regular bodyweight squats. Squat all the way to parallel.

Follow that up with regular pushups, keeping your body in a straight line at all times. Keep your abs braced and contracted. Push with your chest and triceps to return to the start position.

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