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Master Cleanse – Lemonade Water Detox Diet- Effective Recipe For Weightloss

If you pay any attention to diet news or celebrity gossip, you’ve probably heard about the Lemonade Master Cleanse diet. Beyonce, Jared Leto, and other celebrities have, in the past several years, used this diet fad to lose weight for particular roles in movies; and since then, dietitians and doctors have weighed in on the pros and cons. If you’re unfamiliar with this diet, let me introduce you to the basics of the Master Cleanse. Master Cleanse History While the lemonade master cleanse is gaining new popularity, it is by no means a new diet. This diet method was initially developed in 1940 by Stanley Burroughs, who practiced alternative health and medicine, as a cure for ulcers. Thirty years later, Burroughs published a book describing the benefits of this liquid diet not only as a cure for stomach ulcers but also as a way to cleanse the body and shed excess fat within a few weeks. In 2004, Peter Glickman compiled the information from Burroughs’ book into a new and easier-to-read manual called “Lose Weight, Have More Energy & Be Happier in 10 Days.” Glickman’s book, updated and far more organized than Burroughs’ original manual, caused the liquid cleanse to…

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3 Ways Breakfast Obstructs Weight Loss

3 Ways Breakfast Obstructs Weight Loss

For years we’ve been hearing the adage, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, and this is most definitely true. No matter who you are, where you’re from, or where you are going you have to start the day off right. By looking into self-reported breakfast habits across a number of participants some interesting trends have emerged and there are a couple of ways that many people could improve their breakfast habits. You Probably Need to Eat Some More On average it was found that people generally only consume between 200-300 calories for breakfast every morning. Nutrition experts recommend that you should allocate between a quarter and a third of your daily calories to breakfast. At the lowest recommended daily calorie intake that translates into a minimum of 300 to 375 calories. If you are one of the many people that do not eat enough for breakfast try starting your day of with a balanced meal. This will ensure that you are unlikely to crash and crave unhealthy foods as you approach lunchtime. Nutritionists recommend a breakfast made up of 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein. Your Breakfast Has Too Many Carbs and Not Enough Fat On…

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Squat like a pro

Squat like a pro

Weighted or not, if you’re looking for an intensely powerful exercise that targets the entire body, look not further than squats. Squats are ideal for strengthening the core while toning the glutes and thigh. Adding weight through barbells, kettlebells or dumbells can really push this move to the next level. However, strict care must be taken to maintain proper form when doing squats, not only to get the most out of your workout, but to prevent injury. Firstly, distribute your weight do that most of it resides in your heels. This will ensure that you keep balanced – resting on your toes can easily cause you to lose balance. It also allows for a great generation of force, targeting your calves, hamstrings, glutes and spinal erectors. In addition, pressure of the oft-sensitive knees is avoided. Next, make sure to push your hips backwards as you move down. This maintain proper alignment of the body and support the first tip by helping keep your grounding in your heels. The third tip for optimal effectiveness is to move the knees out slightly. When you are in the squatting position, your knees should be aligned directly over the toes. Pushing them out will…

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Using your heart rate to optimize training

Using your heart rate to optimize training

Have you ever wondered the significance of knowing your heart rate while working out? Trainers and fellow gym goers are not just attempting to seem all important and knowledgeable – heart rate zones actually have a very practical use for everyone who exercises. Your heart rate can help measure the intensity of your workout and show the amount of effort exertion you need to achieve certain goals, such as weight loss, speed or improved endurance. The most used method of utilizing your heart rate as a measure of your exercise is the five ‘zone’ method. This can be applied to workouts such as running, swimming and other cardio activities as well as strength training. Each ‘zone’ sits 10 to 20 beats apart. The first zone, referred to from here on out as Zone 1, requires very light effort. You would only be using 50 – 60% of your maximum heart rate and you would stay in this zone for about 20 – 40 minutes. This improves overall fitness slowly and is a good form of recovery training. Examples of such training includes brisk walking or warm ups. Zone 2 steps it up a notch utilizing 60 – 70% of the…

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The science behind High Intensity Interval Training 2

The science behind High Intensity Interval Training

The increasing popularity of High Intensity Interval training is due to the effectiveness of the workout in relation to the short amount of time spent on them. High Intensity Interval Training involves short sessions of high impact, strenuous movements. There are varying approaches to this type of exercise. The first method involves completing just a single sprint (or similar exercise) for four to five minutes at 100 percent exertion, sustaining the level of exertion throughout. Others may choose the more traditional route, and perform short sessions of exercise at an incredibly high intensity level alternated with slightly longer sessions of gentle exercise.This can be a daily habit, or one may prefer to incorporate it two to three times per week. Although HIIT is very popular, the research behind it is relatively new. Standard, traditional HIIT has been proven to be able to improve aerobic fitness as much as 10 times more than regular endurance exercise. However, not much is known about the effectiveness of single short-burst HIIT session, or how many HIIT sessions per week would be ideal for maximum effectiveness. Ontario’s McMaster University has begun research on HIIT training. The laboratory assembled 17 young women and men of good…

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Maximise Fat Loss with HIIT

Maximise Fat Loss with HIIT

What is HIIT? HIIT is the acronym for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT is an exercise method in which you separate short intervals of high intensity exercise with short recovery periods. Research shows that HIIT is a suitable, effective method of training for all kinds of athletes from sprinters to endurance runners. HIIT can be tailored to suit the needs of any training regime, whether it is for weights, rowing, climbing, or any other sport specific workout. HIIT isn’t great for isolation exercises and won’t be very effective; however, if you choose exercises that work majority muscle groups you should be in it to win it. Full body exercises such as sprinting, squats, deadlifts, and jump training should be really effective in getting you to your fat loss goals. Benefits of HIIT There are a multitude of benefits from HIIT, but one of the biggest must be how much time you will save. Most HIIT training routines last about 20 minutes or less with a maximum of about 30 minutes. So regardless of your super busy schedule you should be able to fit in a little HIIT circuit. Another benefit is that due to the short time and high intensity of a HIIT routine…

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