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Troy Polamalu’s amazing holistic workout

The workout centers on his feet and balance, because “everything is built from the ground up” according to Troy. “If the ball of your right foot hurts, your entire body will have to compensate for it.”

This non-traditional form of weight training focuses on athletic performance by activating fast-twitch muscles and attacks your body from “all angles.” Training at high-intensity will create long athletic muscles… and burn a ton of fat.

Natalie Portman’s Black Swan Workout

Mary Helen Bowers, who trained Portman for Black Swan, reveals key exercises from the actress’s fitness routine which enabled stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis to sculpt lean ballerina bodies. According to Bowers’ Ballet Beautiful website, “the elusive shape of a ballerina’s body is attainable for everyone.”

Ballerina Pose: Leg Raise

Lengthen Your Bod

“Stretching before and after every workout keeps muscles supple and helps elongate the lines of a ballerina’s limbs,” says Bowers. “Begin by lying on your back and bringing your leg above you, pulling the ankle gently toward your head. Work toward stretching your knee all the way straight over time. Change legs.”

Firm Your Behind

According to Bowers, ballerinas are known for their “tight, toned butts!” To work on your derrière, begin on your hands and knees and make sure you have plenty of cushion underneath. “Bring one knee into your chest and then extend the leg straight back, into arabesque,” says Bowers. “Stretch the knee all the way and be sure to pull in through your stomach. Repeat 30 times, then change legs.”

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Eat Right And Burn Fat Faster

Yes, it is obvious that you need to eat right if you want to lose weight.  There are actually a lot of different strategies to eating right.  Some may not work so great for you and others will work amazingly well.

The key with trying different diet and weight loss strategies is to give them an honest try.  Following a weight loss strategy for just 3 days is not giving it an honest 100% try.

Stick with something for 3-4 weeks and then evaluate it to see whether it is right for you.  If it works then keep going with it and maybe even tweak it to try and make it even more powerful for you.  If it isn’t helping you burn the fat you want to lose then scrap it and try another strategy.  Just make sure you try it for 3-4 weeks before scrapping it.

Here are some strategies that have worked well for millions of people and hopefully one or a few of them will work amazingly well for you as well.  There is no law that says you can’t incorporate more than 1 of these strategies.

1.  Cheat Day

Cheat days are popular with many weight loss programs for a few reasons.  Mentally it gives you a break or a reprieve from the strictness you have been following and trying to attain.  It allows you to enjoy some of the indulgences you have been avoiding.

Physically a cheat day allows your body to reset your leptin levels which is a critical hormone you want to control during weight loss.  When you diet or eat strict whether that be low calories or low in one type of nutrient your body will start to deplete your leptin levels.  When this happens your brain gets a signal that you are starving yourself so it starts manipulating other hormones to slow down the metabolism and store more calories as fat to be used later.

A cheat day for those who are following a strict diet is beneficial to regulating your hormone leptin and keep the fat burning process turned on.  A cheat day is good to incorporate once every 4- 5 days.

2.  Extreme short term dieting

This is when you significantly cut your calories for 1-2 days so that your body has to use the stored calories known as fat in your body.  It also forces your body to better utilize the blood sugars and stored glycogen in your body for energy as well.  When following something like this you may only eat 800-1200 calories in a day for 1-2 days.

Then you will go back to your normal caloric level that is right for you to lose weight.

When you are eating such low calories on these 1-2 days it is suggested that you also consume some branched chain amino acids to help your body maintain your muscle mass and provide specific amino acids that will fuel your body on these severely low calorie days.  It is suggested that you consume 4-6 grams of a BCAA supplement between meals.  So this could be mid-morning, mid-afternoon and before you go to bed.  On these days you would consume around 15 grams total of a BCAA supplement.

This can be a very effective way to lose weight quickly especially in the beginning of a program.

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You need bad cholesterol to build muscle

According to research at Texas A&M University, the more LDL or “bad” cholesterol you have in your blood, the better you build muscle with resistance training. In essence, LDL does serve a purpose in your body and should not be labeled “bad.”

According to Steve Reichman at Texas A&M…

“There’s no doubt you need both, the LDL and the HDL,  and the truth is, it (cholesterol) is all good.  You simply can’t remove all the ‘bad’ cholesterol from your body without serious problems occurring.”

The full story can be found here.

Amazing Benefits of Krill Oil

There are all sorts of crummy supplements on the market you don’t need. Some of the stuff is flat out junk. Some of the stuff is good, but the actual product and brand is lousy.

And then, there are some products that are just flat out awesome for you.

Bottom line: The health benefits associated with a quality Krill Oil supplement are just too powerful to ignore. I don’t know if I can be any more blunt about it.

Besides the fact Krill Oil doesn’t cause “fish burps” like fish oil capsules do, its just one of the best sources of Essential Fatty Acids.

Krill Oil may also:

  • Help protect your heart
  • Improve your memory
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Minimize the damage caused by free radicals
  • Reduce joint pain and PMS symptoms
  • Aid the fat loss process

I’m telling you, it really is one heck of a powerful supplement. And the only brand I recommend is the brand I trust completely – Prograde Nutrition.

Their EFA Icon is the best Krill Oil product on the market, as far as I’m concerned.

Yours in health,


PS – Again, there are all sorts of lousy supplements on the market. But a solid Krill Oil product is NOT one of them. It’s an extremely powerful nutritional product with extraordinary benefits. For the best quality Krill Oil get Prograde Nutrition’s EFA Icon.

PPS – Prograde also includes the research studies on Krill Oil. Just click on one of the links above to check those out. You’ll find them at the bottom of the page.

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