Supportive Therapies to Assist Your Detoxification Process:

  1. Dry Skin Brushing:  use a natural bristle brush, and lightly ex-foliate the areas of the body from the extremities towards the heart.  Use a circular motion starting at the feet and moving up the body; at the hands and moving into the body; finishing at the chest.  Encourages circulation, dead skin removal, and lymphatic drainage.

  1. Hot/Cold Showers:  finish your shower with alternating hot and cold water.  One cycle consists of 20 seconds hot, and 1 minute cold.  Move your way up to 3 cycles at the end of your shower, always finish with cold.

  1. Infrared Saunas:  30 minute saunas 2-3 x/week while detoxing.  Uses infrared heat (rather than thermal heat) to penetrate deeper into the core of the body, to internally heat the body and encourage sweating.

  1. Castor oil packs: massage a coin sized amount over the liver area (right side of lower rib cage).  Place a piece of cloth or face towel over the area and apply heat (ex. hot water bottle) for 20-30 minutes.  Repeat 3-5X week to encourage lymphatic drainage and detoxification (can re-use cloth).

  1. Himalayan Sea Salt Baths:  empty ½ lb of sea salt into a warm bath.  Soak for a minimum of 20 minutes.  May use 1-2x/week.  A ’bath brine’ made from these salt crystals neutralizes the acids of your skin, balances the fluids in your body, supports proper nutrient absorption and aids in toxin elimination.

  1. AM Lemon Water: 2 tbsp of lemon juice (organic) in 8oz of water with a dash of cayenne pepper.  May be sweetened with stevia for taste.  Drink one mixture everyday first thing in the morning (half an hour before breakfast).

  1. Eating: increase – artichoke, garlic, onions, cayenne, turmeric, green tea, watercress, pomegranate, ginger, and flax seeds to support liver metabolism and elimination.

  1. Exercise: 30 minutes of daily activity (walking, hiking, swimming, running, etc.) to your level of ability to promote sweating, and movement of blood, bowels, and lymphatics.

  1. Breathing: deep breathing for 5-10 minutes a day.  Focus on the breath and imagine toxins be removed from the body with every exhalation.

  1. Journaling: take the time to write about any feelings that may come up over the course of the detox.  It allows you to better understand the situation and to express yourself fully.  We need to emotionally detoxify as well as cleanse physically.

  1. R&R: allow yourself time to relax, and do something you enjoy.  Tai Chi, yoga, Pilates, meditation and prayer are all good techniques to practice during a detox.

Healthy Dessert or Treat

Healthy Balls Dessert Recipe:

* 1 full jar (12 oz) of almond butter, cashew butter, or peanut butter
* 1/4 cup real maple syrup (grade B has more nutrients than grade A)
* 2 cups hazelnut flour or almond flour
* 1/2 cup organic canned coconut milk (canned is creamier than the watered down cartons)
* 1/3 cup chia seed
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2-3 scoops vanilla or chocolate whey protein (Chocolate Biotrust protein tastes the best in this mixture!)
* 2 Tbsp of organic cocoa powder
* 1/3 cup of cacao nibs
* 1/3 cup of dark choc chips (70% cacao or higher)
* 1 Tbsp of cinnamon
* pinch of salt

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and continue to mash together with a large spoon for a few minutes until everything seems well mixed together.  Roll into 1 inch balls and lay out on plates or waxed paper to put in the freezer (they need to be separate so they don’t freeze together).  Once frozen, you can transfer all the balls to a tupperware container to keep in the freezer until any time you want a healthy sweet treat!

Try these and you’ll be BLOWN AWAY at how good these are!

Get ULTRA RIPPED with the MAN OF STEEL Workout

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the movie premier of Man of Steel before the rest of the world. I was shocked to see how ripped Henry Cavill (Superman) got. After some research I discovered his secret for packing on massive muscle in such a short time. Let me share with you my findings.

First, let me state that Henry Cavill worked with a top fitness expert named Mark Twight.  He owns a gym called Gym Jones in Salt Lake City. Mr. Twight is the same person who worked with the cast of 300. Guys, if you haven’t seen this movie, ask your girlfriend/wives, I guarantee you they remember this movie fondly. The movie 300 had more six packs in it than Animal House.

Ok, let’s go through Henry Cavill workout routine that got him huge for Man of Steel, then we will discuss his meal plan.

Ideally, you should be on a 2 day on-1 day off cycle.

Monday (Upper body, strength)

  • Incline dumbbell press – 4 sets x 5 reps
  • Flat dumbbell press – 3 sets x 5 reps
  • Weighted chin ups – 4 sets x 5 reps
  • Dumbbell/Barbell row – 3 sets x 5 reps

Once done, do the 10 card monte with Strength Stack 52. Deal 10 bodyweight cards at random and complete the cards on each exercise. After you complete the exercise on each card, take 8 controlled breaths through your nose. Do nothing else, don’t check your phone, play with the songs on your ipod or check yourself out in the mirror. Get at least 8 hours of sleep. These exercises will be the perfect burnout to pair those muscle fibers to prepare them for growth during your rest period.

Tuesday (Lower body, strength)

  • Deadlift – 5 sets x 5 reps
  • Squat – 5 sets x 5 reps
  • Front lunges – 3 sets x 8 reps per leg
  • Calf raise – 5 sets x 12 reps

Once done, do the 10 card monte with Strength Stack 52.

Wed (Rest)

Thurs (Chest and Back, hypertrophy)

  • Incline dumbbell press – 3 sets x 8-10 reps
  • Cable crossover – 4 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Weighted chin ups – 3 sets x 8-10 reps
  • Seated cable row – 4 sets x 10-12 reps

Once done, do the 10 card monte with Strength Stack 52.

 

Friday (Shoulders and arms, hypertrophy)

  • Seated dumbbell press – 3 sets x 8-10 reps
  • Side lateral raise – 3 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Front Lateral raises – 2 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Any bicep curl variation – 6 sets x 10-12 reps
  • Any tricep extension variation – 6 sets x 10-12 reps

Once done, do the 10 card monte with Strength Stack 52.

Saturday and Sunday (Rest)

Note: You can do some soft tissue work (with foam roller or tennis ball), some stretching, and maybe even some walking but don’t do any high intensity activities.

The Tailpipe meal plan

Consume 5,000 calories a day with as much protein a possible. If you want specific recommendations on meals, check out Jim Stoppani’s meal plan at Bodybuilding.com .

Monday
Breakfast: Oatmeal with dried fruit and almond milk. 1 serving of fruit.
Snack: Natural protein bar. Sports recovery drink
Lunch: Salad of your choice but must include chicken breast, 30g avocado and 90g low-fat cheese. Low-fat dressing.
Snack: 60g nuts.
Dinner: 125ml vegetable soup. 180g salmon with lemon sauce, asparagus and wild rice.
Snack: 250ml fat-free cottage cheese. 30g nuts.

Tuesday
Breakfast: Protein shake (blend 1 banana, 50g berries, 1 scoop protein powder, 250ml almond milk).
Snack: Hummus with carrots
Lunch: 250ml vegetable soup. Salad with chopped turkey.
Snack: 1 green apple. 2tbsp almond butter.
Dinner: 180g chicken breast with 2tbsp honey chili sauce, quinoa and snap peas.
Snack: 20g casein protein.

Wednesday
Breakfast: Egg white omelet. Handful of strawberries.
Snack: 225g cottage cheese.
Lunch: Tuna salad with greens. 250ml soup.
Snack: 8 almonds. Carrot, apple, celery and ginger juice drink.
Dinner: 225g swordfish with mango and ginger sauce, wild rice and 1 medium artichoke.
Snack: Fresh pineapple with 225g cottage cheese.

Thursday
Breakfast: Muesli with almond milk. 1tbsp protein powder. Carrot, apple, celery and ginger juice drink.
Snack: 240ml low-sodium V8 juice. 2tbsp peanut butter.
Lunch: Stir-fry 170g scallops with 250g Chinese vegetables, garlic, onion and ginger in 2tbsp olive oil.
Snack: Protein shake (blend 1 banana, 250ml carrot juice, 1 scoop protein powder).
Dinner: 225g turkey burger with coleslaw (no bun). 250ml gazpacho.
Snack: 20g casein protein.

Friday
Breakfast: 250g fat-free plain Greek yoghurt. 1 banana.
Snack: 225g unsalted nuts. Carrot, apple, celery and ginger juice drink.
Lunch: Veggie burger with sautée vegetables and salad. 125ml vegetable soup.
Snack: 20 pistachio nuts.
Dinner: Tuna salad with plenty of greens. 250ml chilled cucumber soup.
Snack: 225g cottage cheese. 30g mixed nuts.

Saturday
Breakfast: Scrambled egg white or egg white omelette with mushrooms. Handful of strawberries. 170g cottage cheese.
Snack: 1 tomato. 50g fat-free cheese.
Lunch: Soup and salad of your choice (include 2tsp sesame seeds).
Snack: 50g turkey jerky. 280g almonds.
Dinner: 280g halibut with 4tbsp pesto, wild rice and courgette.
Snack: 20g casein protein.

Sunday
Breakfast: Egg white omelette with spinach. Handful of strawberries.
Snack: Fresh pineapple with 30g cottage cheese. 225g unsalted nuts.
Lunch: 280g steak with salad of your choice (include avocado).
Snack: 1 apple with 2tbsp almond butter.
Dinner: Beef and broccoli stir fry. 250ml miso soup. 1tbsp protein powder.
Snack: 225g cottage cheese. Handful of mixed nuts.

This article was written by military fitness expert Sergeant Michael Volkin.

Do You Need a Watch? A Dive Watch Might be What You Need!

For those who pay more attention to the functionality of a watch rather than its designer appeal, the dive watch could be a huge hit. It is made to withstand water, water pressure, magnetic field and corrosion. Most wrist areas on dive watches are made of rubber or aluminium. This minimizes corrosion and water damage for the band of the watch. Dive watches have some unique features, though, that work to protect the springs, gears and cogs inside from potential destruction. These protective features make the dive watch a best buy for those who want a watch that is build to last underwater or on dry land.

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Healthy Diets During Vacation

For many people, vacation is a time to let loose and be indulgent. However, if you’ve fought to maintain a healthy diet, the last thing you want to do is ruin it by being impulsive. If you’re not careful, chances are good that you’ll return from your trip heavier than when you left, meaning you’ll have to start all over again. Fortunately, it can be quite easy to make healthy choices during your vacation.

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Turbo Abs System

Introducing

Calvin Johnson’s - Turbo Abs System

Calvin Johnson’s Turbo Abs System has been a year in the making, but well worth the wait.  This project has taken a lot longer than we had hoped, but we are really stocked on how it turned out, not to mention the updates we have planned already.  This system is going to help a huge amount of people who want to lose weight, feel healthy and have a rock hard six-pack.

Turbo Abs System

[Many people try and get six pack abs, but are un-successful.  They are simple missing a few key ingredients.]

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Guy Pearce Workout

With Pearce’s new movie “Lockout” coming out in only a few weeks, I was curious to know what Guy Pearce workout was to prepare for the movie. Well with a four hours spent looking anywhere and everywhere, I didn’t come up with a conclusive workout.

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healthy pancakes recipe from scratch

A Healthy Pancakes Recipe From Scratch –  YUM!!!!

A healthy pancakes recipe from scratch are recipes that we should all have.  I never really thought about putting recipes on this blog but after hearing a realy interesting story on the radio it got me thinking.

healthy pancakes recipe from scratch

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how to live a long life

We all want to live longer so how to live a longer and healthier lifestyle?

I don’t know about you, but I would like to live to at least 101!  So how can I live a longer and healthier life?  Well Craig Ballantyne creator of Turbulence Training has written what I think is an excellent article on just that, living a longer life.

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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

What are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

So you are probably asking yourself what are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?  Well, you may be surprised on how many benefits this liquid can offer.  Everything from helping you to increase your metabolism to burn more fat to helping get ride of those stubborn blemishes.

benefits of apple cider vinegar

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