Fitness: Tips for “Leaner” Muscles

Starting Out

9 Weight Training Tips | Female Bodybuilding

This Is How Many Reps You Should Be Doing If You’re Looking to Get Lean Author picture of Tamara Pridgett March 26, 2018 by Tamara Pridgett
“..Mitchell advises splitting your workouts up into heavy, medium, and light days. Her reasoning — “Muscle confusion is everything. The body never hits a plateau when we constantly switch up the weight and rep schemes.” Here’s a sample of what your programming should look like:

Heavy weight day: Do three sets, decreasing the amount of reps in each set. Start with 10 reps, decrease to eight reps in your second set, and your final set should be only six reps. Be sure to take one and a half to two minutes rest in between each set.
Medium weight day: Do three sets of 12 reps, taking 45 seconds to one minute of rest between sets.
Light weight day: Do three sets of 15 reps with 45 seconds to one minute of rest in between each set.
..”

HOW TO WRITE A WORKOUT PROGRAM – made easy!

Sal: I personally workout 5-6 days a week (sample below)
M-Upper Body: Arms & Biceps
T-Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
W-Upper Body: Triceps & Back
Th- Lower Body: Legs & Cardio
F-Upper body: Chest
Sa-Abodominals (shoulders or other muscles I haven’t been able to workout earlier in the week)
*Note: I do various abdominal workouts daily!

30-Minute Strength Training for Women | Home Workout for All Levels

How Many Reps,Sets and Rest Should You Do To Build Lean Muscle

5 sets 10-12 reps, 20 second break

How many sets and reps to build muscle | for size, mass, strength

3-5 sets 6-10 reps

Upper Body

Misc.

LEAN UPPER BODY WORKOUT FOR WOMEN – YouTube

Tank Top Arms Workout – Shoulders, Arms & Upper Back … – YouTube

Lower Body

*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

-Legs

Best Thigh Exercises for Toned Legs! (At Home No … – YouTube

23 Exercises for Lean Legs – YouTube

17 Min Home Leg Workout Routine – Legs Thighs Buttocks … – YouTube

Any other suggestions?

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Health & Fitness: What “Motivates” you and how to stay “committed” to what you started?

Why do you want to keep “healthy” ? Why do you want to keep “fit”? What “motivates” you to do one of the other or both? Everyone has some “personal” reason to do each of these or both? However, what keeps one going?

Fitness: Deep Thought-“What Motivates YOU to Workout?” w/healthfitnesslifeguy

What keeps me striving to keep healthy is my “medical challenges”. I was diagnosed “border-line” pre-diabetic (see Health: How to “fight” Diabetes? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com ) at “too” young age (27 or so). I have a family (mom’s side) history of “diabetes” and don’t want to be the “next” one in line.

What about you? What’s your family’s medical history? Whatever “barriers” you were “born” or “inherited” with, don’t let it STOP you. Instead, let it “motivate” you to “overcome” it! We all were born with some “disability” or “challenge”, no one was born “perfect”!


BEST 2017 MOTIVATIONAL VIDEOS COMPILATION (1 Hour Long)

“Make a plan (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc..”)!”-Denzel Washington

Benefits of Working Out

“Happy” Hormones

Feel happier after working out? You’re not imagining it coach.nine.com.au
“…Here are the most prominent theories:
There’s increased blood flow to the brain

The reason you feel so alert after a good huff-and-puff could be thanks to increased blood volume in the brain…

You get a surge of happy hormones

Researchers believe that exercising to the point of fatigue causes an increase in tryptophan, which leads to the synthesis of the serotonin neurotransmitter, which is what antidepressants target…

It gives you a sense of accomplishment

It’s not just physiological changes – there are also psychological affects that come from ticking exercise off your to-do list for the day, in the form of that little fist-pump feeling…

It helps you sleep better

It’s no secret that sleeping poorly can suck the joy out of life, so the fact exercise helps regulate our sleep patterns makes it an obvious mood enhancer…”

Legally Blonde – endorphins

How to increase the HAPPY hormone Serotonin Naturally

DrewLesser
Published on Jul 31, 2015
On the Science of Happiness we meet with PACCHI RESENDE A PERSONAL TRAINER who demonstrates two easy physical activities you can do at home, to increase your endorphins and serotonin, to assist you on your journey to HAPPINESS.

-Mountain Climbers

-Push-ups

Exercise Pushes Your Happiness Button – YouTube

*intense exercises releases endorphins and decreases depression

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki

“30 minutes at least each of 3-4 days a week with an #aerboicexercise at the end”

Power Foods for the Brain | Neal Barnard | TEDxBismarck

“10->15->…40 minute a walk 3x a week will help “reverse brain sinkerage”

Other Well-Know Successful People’s “Motivation” Advice

CHANGE YOUR MIND AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL – Best Motivational Videos Compilation for 2017

“”You have to know where your going…set #goals ”

Motivation, Success, Greatness. -Will Smith

HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK – Motivational Video

“If you don’t know where you’re going, your going to have pitfalls”..
“you can achieve anything if you put your #mind to it”
“it’s behind the scenes”
“Work is behind the scenes, competition is the easy party, behind the scenes is where work is done, everything is done is to get where the race is done”-Bolt

Any other suggestions?

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Fitness: Sport-Soccer (Futball) Skills

Drills

Fitness: Soccer-“Target Kicking Drill” w/HealthFitnessLifeGuy

13 Soccer Drills To Improve Touch , Ball Control , And Footwork

football fitness testing – YouTube

Agility, Fitness and Power Training Equipment | Diamond Football

T4 Soccer – 505 Agility Test

Fitness Testing Session – T-Test June 13, 2016/ Ritchie Semple amplifiedsoccerathlete.com
“..If you want to compete at your best at soccer, you need to commit to pre-season training, so that your team’s strength and cardiovascular fitness peaks at the right time.

The fitness test below is part of a full 6 Week Pre-Season Training Plan this is a guide to how you should be preparing to be at your best next season. Click here to preview the plan.
Purpose:

To measure speed and agility. This test is appropriate for all players. It measures the time taken to complete a course that includes forward, lateral, and backward running. ..”

T-test soccer agility – YouTube

Speed and Agility for Soccer Players: 40 Yard Dash – YouTube

How to Dominate the Soccer Conditioning Beep Test stack.com
“…The Beep Test and its most recent alternative, the Yo-Yo Test, measure an athlete’s ability to repeatedly perform timed intervals over a prolonged period. Upon hearing each beep, athletes must run between two sets of cones that are 20 meters (or 22 yards) apart, and the beeps come faster each time.

In the Yo-Yo Test, athletes walk 5 meters (or 5.5 yards) and back after each level, which serves as an active recovery period. Both tests permit one fault, meaning an athlete was unable to run back to the last cone before the beep. After the second fault, your score is recorded, and your body is allowed to recover…”

Soccer Fitness Testing: Beep Test – YouTube

Soccer Fitness Testing: Sprint Fatigue Test – YouTube

Stamina Endurance Tips:

Sal: One of the drills I learned from high school was running hard up and down a steep hill. Our soccer coach made us do this and this is a “killer”, but pays off!

Soccer Training – How To Increase Stamina For Soccer – YouTube

Do to the high intense workouts, we would have practice as early each morning during the late summer months. Then we would come back later in the day mid-afternoon to continue more soccer drills.

How to build stamina and improve endurance for football … – YouTube

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Health & Fitness: Lifestyle Tips for Adolescents -Teen-Youth Generation

Challenges

Adolescence: Preparing for Lifelong Health and Wellness – YouTube

Published on Aug 21, 2015


Adolescence is a critical stage of development during which physical, intellectual, emotional, and psychological changes occur. While adolescence is a relatively healthy period of life, adolescents begin to make lifestyle choices and establish behaviors that affect both their current and future health. During this transition from childhood to adulthood, serious health and safety issues such as motor vehicle crashes, violence, substance use, and risky sexual behaviors can adversely affect adolescents and young adults. Parents have an important role in helping their adolescents stay healthy, but there are other influences on the choices adolescents make. Of the 42 million U.S. adolescents, age 10-19 years, 91% are enrolled in school, making schools and academic institutions an ideal place to foster lifelong healthy behaviors. Other community level interventions can also make the healthy choice the easy choice.

-Africa

The Most Common Problems Teenagers Face Today
yurtopic.com 25 February 2014 | Family & Parenting modernghana.com
“..The most common problems that teenagers face today include:
Self-Esteem and Body Image
Stress
Bullying
Depression
Cyber Addiction
Drinking and Smoking
Teen Pregnancy
Underage Sex
Child Abuse
Peer-Pressure and Competition
Eating Disorders

Surprisingly, all of these problems are connected to one another, like a chain reaction. When the teens face self-esteem and body image problems, they can become frustrated, resulting in eating disorders. ..”

-Europe

Today’s youth: anxious, depressed, anti-social
Three-generation survey reveals sharp decline in teenage mental health
Madeleine Bunting Monday 13 September 2004 13.42 EDT theguardian.com
“..The mental health of teenagers has sharply declined in the last 25 years and the chances that 15-year-olds will have behavioural problems such as lying, stealing and being disobedient, have more than doubled.

The rate of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression has increased by 70% among adolescents, according to the biggest time trend study conducted in Britain. ..”

Mainstream -Current Trends

15 Most Dangerous Teen Trends Kelcie M. Posted on May 13, 2015 at 2:30pm EST parentsociety.com
“..When you’re young, you think that you’re invincible, that nothing can hurt you. This mentality is exactly why teens do so many stupid and dangerous things. Thanks to social media, young people are able to share all their stupid ideas with the world. causing the most dangerous of trends to go viral. Here are some of the most dangerous trends thus far…..”

Advertising Impact on Teens – YouTube

Social Media Technology

Facebook and Twitter ‘harm young people’s mental health’ Denis Campbell Health policy editor

Friday 19 May 2017 03.08 EDT theguardian.com

Poll of 14- to 24-year-olds shows Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased feelings of inadequacy and anxiety
‘..

Instagram has the most negative impact on young people’s mental wellbeing, a survey of almost 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds found, and the health groups accused it of deepening young people’s feelings of inadequacy and anxiety.

The survey, published on Friday, concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter are also harmful. Among the five only YouTube was judged to have a positive impact…”

Negative Effects of Social Media On Adolescents – YouTube

Drugs

Effects of cannabis on the teenage brain NCPIC + Turning … – YouTube

Supplements
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Sports Supplements Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD kidshealth.org
“..Some over-the-counter medicines and prescription medications, including anabolic steroids, are used to enhance performance but they are not considered supplements. Although medications are FDA approved, using medicines – even over-the-counter ones – in ways other than their intended purpose puts the user at risk of serious side effects. For example, teen athletes who use medications like human growth hormone (hGH) that haven’t been prescribed for them can have problems with growth, and may develop diabetes and heart problems…”

Fitness -Active Lifestyle

Physiology
*see Fitness: Physiology of Exercise goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

-Strength Training

Strength Training – KidsHealth kidshealth.org

‘..Getting Started

If you’re a guy and you’ve started puberty, your body will have begun making the hormones necessary to help build muscle in response to weight training. If you haven’t started puberty, or you’re a girl, you’ll still be able to get stronger — you just won’t see your muscles getting much bigger.

Before you start strength training, you should be checked out by your doctor to make sure it’s safe for you to lift weights. And to reduce the risk of injury, it’s important to learn proper technique and to be adequately supervised…”

Supplements for Teens – With Lee Labrada

Labrada Nutrition
Published on May 1, 2015
“…

QUESTION: ” Lee, Both my teenage son and daughter are getting into bodybuilding. What are the best and safest supplements for teens?” ANSWER: Well Mike, as a father of three boys, I have been through the teenage years, and recognize your concerns about choosing safe supplements for your teenagers as they start weight training. My advice is to keep it as natural as possible, because safety comes first. Unfortunately there are many supplements on the market which are shady at best. Stick with the tried and true supplements which include a high quality protein supplement and a multivitamin.

Jonathan Gordillo
1 year ago
I’m 16 years old, weigh 162 and I’m tryna gain weight and muscle for football season. I go to the gym 5 times a week. Is creatine monohydrate safe and if so, how many grams a day.
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Labrada Nutrition
1 year ago
Hey Jonathan, creatine monohydrate from Labrada Nutrition is safe to take when you’re a teenager, however we would recommend that you first understanding your total calorie intake for the day, along with the amount of protein, carbs, and fats your eating roughly per day. Our whole food nutrition is the foundation for performance, if we do not have balanced nutrition plan no supplement will help you as much as it could with a balanced diet. Hope this helps explain things, at your age you would ideally be consuming roughly 20 calories per ideal body pound per day as a growing young man. Wish you all the best with your fitness goals. “

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Essential Physical Fitness: What Every Teen Needs to Know – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Sports Endurance Workout – Stamina, Speed, and Agility … – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various Cardio Workouts goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Teen Bodybuilding – Beginners Advice – What To Avoid – YouTube

*see Teen Bodybuilding – Beginners Advice – What To Avoid goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Athletic Training For Beginners | Youth Sports Performance … – YouTube

*see Fitness: Various Plyometric Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Youth Fitness Speed and Agility FUN – YouTube

Bone Health during Puberty Stage

Exercise and Bone Health in Children and Adolescents – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKX27_IJR9g
*see Fitness: “Safety” & Best Tips (Properly) When Running, Jogging, and/or Walking Outdoors goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

New Guidelines for Bone Health in Kids and Teens – YouTube

How Is Bone Growth Affected in Girls? | Puberty – YouTube

Recreational Sports

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-Benefits

Top 10 Health Benefits of Youth Sports By Health Fitness Revolution –
June 3, 2015 .healthfitnessrevolution.com
“..It is well-known that children who participate in sports are less likely to drop out of school, and become involved in drugs and alcohol activity, while they also excel in academic performances and sociability.

Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic:..”

Documentary: The benefits of sports on teenagers – YouTube

-Negative Impact

Too much sport ‘may be bad for teens’ health’ Published Thursday 21 November 2013 medicalnewstoday.com
‘…However, they found that more than 14 hours appears to be detrimental to their health. ..

We found that sports practice apparently ceased to be a protective factor and became an independent risk factor for poor well-being when practicing more than twice the 7 recommended hours per week.”

The investigators note that their study highlights the importance for physicians caring for adolescents to monitor their level of sports practice and ask them about their well-being. ..

Teenage years risky for sports injuries by Cathy Johnson abc.net.au
“..And this is bad news. Not only are injured young athletes predisposed to health problems like arthritis later in life, but the experience can also lead them to drop out of sport altogether and perhaps begin the downward spiral to being a couch potato.

It’s something coaches need to recognise and they may need to reduce the volume of training for certain teens, says paediatric sports medicine specialist Dr Carolyn Broderick…”

Youth sport: positive and negative impact on young athletes Donna L Merkel Open Access J Sports Med. 2013; 4: 151–160.
Published online 2013 May 31 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
“..The popularity of youth sports continues to rise, with an estimated 45 million child and adolescent participants in the US.1,2 Seventy-five percent of US families with school-aged children have at least one child who participates in organized sports..”

Nutrition

Healthy Eating Tips for Teens – YouTube

Healthy Eating Tips : How to Teach Teenagers to Eat Healthy – YouTube

Healthy Eating for Teenagers – YouTube

Any other exercises you suggest , recommend, etc..?

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Health & Fitness: Ergogenic Aids & Energy Enhancing Supplements

ergogenic merriam-webster.com
“..enhancing physical performance

athletic use of caffeine and other ergogenic aids..”

Supplements and Ergogenic Aids for Athletes Reviewed by Sharon Denny, MS, RDN Published December 03, 2014 eatright.org
“..Dietary Supplements: Who’s Watching?

Dietary supplements are under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but are regulated differently than conventional foods and drugs. Manufacturers are not required to prove a supplement is safe before it is sold, or even that it works. The FDA can take action to remove or restrict the sale of a supplement only after it has been on the market and been shown to be unsafe…”

Watch Legal Ergogenic Aids – Nutritional Aids In Sport – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids – YouTube

Ergogenic Aids

Pre-Workout Energy Foods or Beverages

5 BEST Supplements To Add MUSCLE Mass FASTER!

Five Supplements for Building & Keeping Muscle 1. Whey Protein – After working out, 1 scoop + water = 12 grams of easily absorbable protien. It’s a must-have that’s super delicious and affordable. 2. Omega 3 Fish Oil – it helps your hair, skin, brain, and increases protein synthesis. It also reduces cortisol levels and aids in recovery. 3. Creatine Monohydrate – 5 grams per day to see a dramatic result. 4. Beta Alanine – it’s an amino acid and works incredibly well when combined with creatine (increase output). 5. L-glutamine – as you exercise i

B-12

What’s the Deal With Vitamin B12? By Lisa Ryan thecut.com
“..Who shouldn’t take it, though? Well, as I said, vitamin B12 is necessary for living, so it’s generally pretty safe for most people to take B12 supplements (or ingest it through their diets). But Ball cautioned that people who are on certain medications might want to check with their doctors before taking a supplement, just in case there’s any form of drug interaction. Additionally, Shapiro told me that people with blood disorders, gout, heart concerns, or high blood pressure should be cautious before taking B12 supplements — they shouldn’t necessarily avoid it all together, but they should definitely check with their doctor and be careful before taking a B12 supplement…”

Should You Take Vitamin B12 Before a Workout? By Nick English – September 1, 2017 barbend.com
‘..You probably know that the only dietary sources of Vitamin B12 are animal products or supplements, and you might have a feeling that B-vitamins are important for energy production. So, taking a shot of B12 before a workout must help you produce energy for the workout, right?

This probably isn’t the case, but there are other reasons why a B12 supplement could help a workout.
..”

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Nitric oxide. The “perpetual pump.” Cell-signaling vasodilators. You’ve heard about it, now its time to add it to your training program. What is vasodilation? In plain English, it’s when blood vessels dilate or relax. When blood vessels relax, they widen. Nitric oxide (NO) is key here. NO is an important endogenous pulmonary vasodilator. As a vasodilator, nitric oxide has the ability to increase your body’s ability to deliver blood to working muscles. More blood means more oxygen and nutrients that are being pumped into skeletal muscles. All this translates into bigger, fuller pumps and better overall gains. In fact, with NO, you can expect increased muscle size, strength, endurance, and quicker recovery times.
Unlike other formulas, which only contain arginine alphaketoglutarate and possibly arginine ketoisocaproate, NOX3 contains the powerful third ingredient, ornithine alphaketoglutarate. Only NOX3 has arginine AKG, arginine KIC and ornithine AKG. With this triple potency formula, only NOX3 can also decrease muscle catabolism and potentiate growth function through the powerful ornithine-arginine combination. NOX3 is a supercharged nitric oxide supplement which you should have in your arsenal…”


L-Arginine Benefits & Side Effects in Depth – YouTube
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SUGARS
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Ribose

Sal: I take 5mg of this prior to my workouts as an “energy” enhancer. I put it in a cup of water.

Increase Strength and Stamina with D-Ribose: Thomas DeLauer

5mg dose

Sal: I take d-ribose before my workouts regularly and have seen a lot of health benefits. I was diagnosed borderline Pre-diabetic years ago as I was eating a lot of “unhealthy” sugar foods (e.g. sugar colorful breakfast cereals) as #preworkout snack to get energy. I wished I learned this long time ago!

Who Should Take D Ribose – How to Make My Workout More Fun

The Miracle Sugar of Life for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Heart Pathologies- Dr. Mandell

Testosterone Boosters

Protein

*see Health: Nutrition-Macronutrients & Health: When is “too much” Protein in your diet “too much”? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Protein vs Amino Acids – YouTube

What Do Amino Acid Supplements Do For You? – YouTube

Calculate Your Recommended Protein Intake Contributing Writer December 15, 2017 • 3 min read bodybuilding.com
“..The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. The daily minimum recommended by the National Institutes of Health is 0.36 grams per pound for a sedentary person.[1] However, if you do intense workouts or have a physically demanding job, you’ll need more.[2] While the average healthy diet provides enough protein for most people, it may benefit you to bump up your intake if you exercise to build muscle or lose fat, either from dietary protein or supplements…”
#sal (135lbs on 2.17.18 =202 g)

How Much Protein You Should Eat to Build Muscle By Michael Matthews muscleforlife.com
“..“Gym lore” can actually lend some insight here, and it agrees with the above findings.

1 gram of protein per pound of body weight (2.2 g/kg of BW) per day has been a bodybuilding rule of thumb for decades.
Higher levels of protein intake, usually in the range of 1.2 – 1.5 grams per pound of body weight (2.6 – 3.3 g/kg BW) per day, are commonly recommended when “cutting” to lose fat. .”

Hydrolysates

What Are BCAA’s And How Do They Work? – YouTube

BCAAs: The Many Benefits Of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplements
Layne Norton, PhD August 21, 2017 bodybuilding.com
‘…While BCAA supplementation may be useful for gaining mass, I believe BCAAs are especially helpful for maintaining muscle mass while on a calorie-deficit diet. They’re particularly useful for bodybuilding competitors who take their physiques to the lean extreme.

Although dieting down makes you look awesome onstage, on the beach, and to your friends of the opposite sex, it can also take a chunk out of your muscle mass…”

1. Whey

Whey Protein Types: Concentrate, Isolate, Hydrolysate

2. Casein
<p.
5 BEST Casein Protein Powders 2017, What is Casein … – YouTube

CASEIN PROTEIN NECESSARY TO BUILD MUSCLE?

b.

The Benefits Of Glutamine! Contributing Writer September 15, 2017 bodybuilding.com
“..Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism. Find out everything you need to know about glutamine and how it can help you!

Glutamine is the most common amino acid found in your muscles – over 61% of skeletal muscle is Glutamine. Glutamine consists of 19% nitrogen, making it the primary transporter of nitrogen into your muscle cells.

During intense training, Glutamine levels are greatly depleted in your body, which decreases strength, stamina and recovery. It could take up to 6 days for Glutamine levels to return to normal – and Glutamine plays a key role in protein synthesis. Studies have shown that L-Glutamine supplementation can minimize breakdown of muscle and improve protein metabolism.
..”

Pros & Cons

BCAAs | Benefits? Side Effects? When to take? Dosage? myprotein.com
“..BCAAs are considered the perfect supplement for people looking to put on mass, but more so people who are looking to cut down and shred some body fat whilst maintaining as much muscle as possible…”
What are the pros and cons of protein powder for bodybuilding? quora.com

BCAA Side Effects Dangers You Should Be Aware Of! – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usm-bKcldj4
“..One of the largest dangers has to do with negative interactions between supplements and prescription drugs. This is why if you’re taking any prescription drug it best to let a qualified physician know what you’re doing. They probably will not object to it, but it’s best to be safe. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take this supplement. Not enough is known about these amino acids when it comes to interacting with a developing human being. Of course one supplement a pregnant woman really should take is a multivitamin. ..”

-Human Hair

True fact: A common ingredient in commercial breads is derived from human hair harvested in China Thursday, June 16, 2011 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger naturalnews.com
“..(NaturalNews) If you read the ingredients label on a loaf of bread, you will usually find an ingredient listed there as L-cysteine. This is a non-essential amino acid added to many baked goods as a dough conditioner in order to speed industrial processing. It’s usually not added directly to flour intended for home use, but you’ll find it throughout commercial breads such as pizza dough, bread rolls and pastries…

Most of the hair used to make L-cysteine is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, by the way…”

Protein Shakes Contain L-Cysteine Derived From Human Hair …

How Do They Make L Cysteine? – YouTube

L – Cysteine In Your Bread – Bakeries Use Human Hair … – YouTube

10 gross ingredients you didn’t know were in your food theguardian.com

‘..Human hair

Amino acids are your body’s building blocks, and while they can be good for your health, not all amino acids are created equal. L-Cysteine – an amino acid used to prolong shelf-life in products such as commercial bread – can be found in duck and chicken feathers and cow horns, but most that’s used in food comes from human hair. It has been reported that most of the hair used to make L-Cysteine comes from China, where it’s gathered from barbershops and hair salons. You can avoid L-Cysteine by buying fresh bread from a local baker, as it is not an additive in flour. Steer clear of fast food places such as McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts and Burger King too, who all use L-Cysteine as an additive…”

Beta alanine amino acid carnosine & Sodium Bicarbonate

A. Beta alanine amino acid carnosine

Beta Alanine Explained in 60 Seconds – Better Than Your … – YouTube

Carnosine & beta-Alanine – Vegan Health.org

“… Carnosine (also known as beta-alanyl-L-histidine) is a molecule made up of two amino acids, alanine and histidine. It is synthesized in animal tissues, especially muscle and brain (1), and is not contained in any plant foods. One study has shown vegetarians to have 50% or less carnosine in muscle tissue (7).

Most of the research on carnosine has been in vitro and in animal models, with a few small studies conducted in humans. Most of the research has looked at carnosine as an anti-glycation/anti-glycosylation agent and for athletic performance…

beta-Alanine

Beta-alanine is the limiting amino acid for carnosine synthesis, and beta-alanine supplements have been shown to increase muscle levels of carnosine. In fact, only beta-alanine supplements, rather than carnosine supplements, have been tested on athletic performance in human subjects… “


Beta Alanine Increases Muscle Carnosine – YouTube

Carnosine the most effective anti aging supplement – YouTube

-Pros & Cons

β-alanine: performance effects, usage and side effects bjsm.bmj.com

Sodium Bicarbonate


How To Drink Baking Soda: The Best After Workout Tonic
The Alternative Daily –

June 10, 2016 thealternativedaily.com
“..The health benefits of baking soda stem from its ability to regulate pH. When our bodies become too acidic, or too alkaline, health problems can occur. Baking soda helps to restore a healthy balance.

One very important area of life in which baking soda can greatly assist us is exercise. We all know the feeling of being utterly winded when we work out. Anyone who’s ever done high-intensity exercise knows the feeling of stiff joints, sore muscles, and lingering fatigue that this activity can bring.

The process of vigorous exercise leads to a buildup of lactic acid in our joints. While this is a natural process, it is one that can lead to that crushing fatigue, and nagging muscle pain that can knock you off of your feet. Exercising can also lead to a lowering of your body’s pH, a process called metabolic acidosis…”

Increase endurance and stamina quickly with baking soda – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0kaVQKnXmg
“ZHealthPerformance
Published on Dec 3, 2014
VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
– 40% to 50% increases in endurance.
– One of the few things shown to actually provide results.
– Boost your energy levels for a better training session.

http://zhealtheducation.com/episode-7&#8230; “

Caffeine

The facts about caffeine and athletic performance Nancy Clark, M.S., R.D. For Active.com
“..Caffeine and performance

Caffeine is one of the best-tested ergogenic aids (substances, devices, or practices that enhance an individual’s energy use, production, or recovery) and is known to help athletes train harder and longer. Caffeine stimulates the brain and contributes to clearer thinking and greater concentration. ..”

How to Use Caffeine to Improve Your Athletic Performance
Beth Skwarecki 11/12/15 1:00pm vitals.lifehacker.com
‘..Thankfully, if you’re relying on caffeine to help you run faster in a race, you’ll still get a benefit even if it’s your hundredth day in a row of chugging coffee in the morning. But for the best results, you may want to go off caffeine for a week or more before an important race.

When the big day comes, the International Society for Sports Nutrition recommends taking a big hit of caffeine one hour before your event starts. Caffeine begins to circulate in your blood after about 15 minutes if you take it on an empty stomach, or longer (45 minutes or more) if you have it with food. (The delay is similar to what happens when you have alcohol with food.)..”

Does Coffee Enhance Athletic Performance? – YouTube

Pros and Cons of Coffee – YouTube

Caffeine – Pros and Cons – YouTube

Creatine

*see Supplements: Good and Bad of Creatine? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Sal: I take only 5 mg of this stuff in a cup of water, but would add a 1/2 cup of water each time I drink a 1/2 cup several times after “intense” workouts only (upper body days only). I then take a week off this stuff once a month as a “break”.

anabolic androgenic steroids

ANABOLIC-ANDROGENIC STEROIDS: Mechanism of Action and Effects on Performance Thomas D. Fahey sportsci.org
“..The research literature is divided on whether anabolic steroids enhance physical performance. Yet, almost all athletes who consume these substances acclaim their beneficial effects. Many athletes feel that they would not have been as successful without them.

There are several possible reasons for the large differences between experimental findings and empirical observations. An incredible mystique has arisen around these substances, providing fertile ground for the placebo effect. The use of anabolic steroids in the “real world” is considerably different from that in rigidly controlled, double-blind experiments (in a double blind study, neither the subject nor experimenter knows who is taking the drug). ..”

Sports Documentary Anabolic Steroids Effects – YouTube

Anabolic Androgenic Steroids: The Psychological Side Effects …

Report: Bomb Threat Suspect Cesar Sayoc Was An Aspiring Pro Wrestler October 26, 2018 mandatory.com
“…Newsweek reports that Cesar Sayoc, 56, of Aventura, Florida had ‘big dreams’ of becoming a professional wrestler. According to Sayoc’s cousin, Sayoc moonlighted as a male stripper; but that was only after steroids destroyed his professional wrestling dreams. “He took a lot of steroids, and he also danced as a male stripper. He was dancing at clubs. The kid was huge. He wanted to make it as a pro wrestler, but the steroids f***ed his head up.”..

Sayoc is currently being charged with five federal counts; including mailing illegal explosives, interstate transportation of an explosive, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, threatening interstate communications, and assaulting current and former federal officers.
…”

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Cortisone Shots

What Is Cortisone? arthritis-health.com
“..is a synthetic version of cortisol, a steroid produced by the body’s adrenal glands. In large quantities, cortisol suppresses the immune system’s inflammatory and allergic responses. Cortisone medications mimic the action of cortisol but tend to be more powerful.

Cortisone and cortisol are both types of glucocorticosteroids, often referred to as corticosteroids. The term “corticosteroids” is sometimes used interchangeably with the terms “cortisone” and “cortisol.” ..’

Are Cortisone Injections Good or Bad? Clinical Research … – YouTube

Dangers of cortisone and steroid injections. My research and why it might not work.

NO Supplements

Can You Build Muscle Without Supplements?

Others:

The 4-Week Plan to Break Supplement Addiction By Dr. Mike Dow doctoroz.com

Stop relying on supplements to boost your energy and immune system and power up through your diet.
“..Stay on any supplements or vitamins recommended by a health care professional for any conditions you may have. And, stay on up to about three extra supplements or vitamins which often includes a multivitamin and an omega-3. Any supplements or vitamins above and beyond that are your excess vitamins or supplements. …”

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Fitness: Various Plyometric Training Exercises

Pre-Workout

The Stretch Shortening Cycle – YouTube

Fast & Slow Stretch-Shortening Cycle – YouTube

Workout

The 10 Best Plyometric Exercises for Athletes Updated: January 31, 2017 stack.com
“..is a great way for athletes to build explosive power. Performing plyometrics one to three times a week can increase your vertical jump and improve your speed and strength. The gains athletes make from plyometric training can directly translate to better performance on the field…”

Plyometric Progressions for Athletes ideafit.com
‘..Plyometric Training Progression

One of the main reasons trainers and coaches often hesitate to implement plyometrics is that, as the velocity and intensity of the training increase, so does the inherent injury risk, underlining the importance of establishing proper progression (Chu 1996; Twist 2007). ..”

Explosive Plyometric Workout
Elizabeth Andrews by Elizabeth Andrews
on March 15, 2016 acefitness.org
“..Plyometrics are explosive exercises that increase speed, quickness and power. Most exercises include “jumping,” in which the muscles exert maximal effort and force in short bouts or intervals of time. The goal is to move from the eccentric to concentric phase of a movement rapidly while using proper biomechanics…”

Sports Specific Training velocitysportsmed.com
“..Velocity’s key training characteristics:
Technique is essential to maximize the effectiveness of plyometrics. If used incorrectly, this high intensity training method can cause injury.
Velocity minimizes this risk by ensuring individual specific exercises are employed characterized by specific intensities, degree of difficulty, and duration…”

Plyometric exercises – 23 Plyo Variations – YouTube

Lower Body
*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Plyometric exercises for lower body – YouTube

Top 3 Plyometric Exercises for Legs | Plyometric Exercises – YouTube

Fat Burning Plyometric Workout — Plyometric Training for … – YouTube

-Jumping

Fitness: Plyometric-Jumping Exercise w/ “HealthFitnessLifeGuy”

Movement Pattern Progression

movement pattern progression for velocity training linear forward lateral backpedal rotational crossover cutting curving

Upper Body
*see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Arms, Biceps, etc… goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Upper Body Plyometric Training – YouTube

Upper Body Plyometric Movements – YouTube

EXPLOSIVE Upper Body Training (Dynamic) – YouTube

Speed Drills

Best Plyometric Exercises For Speed. – YouTube

Best Plyometric Exercises for SPEED – YouTube

Plyometric workout to increase POWER and speed – YouTube

Arm Drive Drills

How to RUN faster – ABC running drills to improve form and speed for …

Agility

5 Essential Speed and Agility Drills – YouTube

*see Fitness: Physiology of Exercise goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

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Fitness: How “Balanced” are you?

Balance and Coordination and Fitness topendsports.com
“..There are two types of balance: static and dynamic. Static balance is maintaining equilibrium when stationary, while dynamic balance is maintaining equilibrium when moving. We use our eyes, ears and ‘body sense’ to help retain our balance. Coordination is a complex skill that requires not only good balance, but good levels of other fitness components such strength and agility. Balance and coordination can be improved through practice and training within specific sports…”

Fitness Test

Static

TFT Static Balance Test – YouTube

1. Romberg Test

Romberg Test physio-pedia.com
‘… is an appropriate tool to diagnose sensory ataxia, a gait disturbance caused by abnormal proprioception involving information about the location of the joints. It is also proven to be sensitive and accurate means of measuring the degree of disequilibrium caused by the central vertigo, peripheral vertigo and head trauma. [1] It has been used in clinic for 150 years [2] ..

Purpose

The Romberg test is used to demonstrate the effects of posterior column disease upon human upright postural control. Posterior column disease involves selective damaging of the posterior column, known as tabes dorsalis neurosyphilis. The Romberg test is used for the clinical assessment of patients with disequilibrium or ataxia from sensory and motor disorders. “

Sharpened Romberg – YouTube

Sharpened Romberg Test – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7s7Sqc6NA
“Remedy Pain and Performance
Published on Mar 9, 2015
Great assessment to determine your balance as well as an easy drill to improve balance.

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Inability to do this (15 seconds eyes open), something wrong with ear or preceptive

Romberg Test
https://youtu.be/AHBlWW3pk3A
*close your eyes after having it open for first 30 seconds

2. Stork-Stand Balance Test

Stork Balance Stand Test topendsports.com
“..purpose: To assess the ability to balance on the ball of the foot…”

Stork Balance Stand Test – YouTube

3. McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery
*see Fitness: Morning Routine-Different types of Sit-Ups-Crunches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

McGill’s Torso Muscular Endurance Test Battery Blog by:Akshita Piplani bfysportsnfitness Posted on November 24, 2016 bfyblogs.com
“..1)To evaluate balanced core strength and stability, it is important to assess all sides of the torso.

2)Poor endurance capacity of the torso muscles or an imbalance between these three muscle groups can contribute to low-back dysfunction and core instability…”

McGill’s Torso Test – YouTube

-Others

Testing Your Core: Part 4 graychiropractic.ca
“..In the table below you can review the normal ratios when comparing endurance scores between the Trunk Extensors, Trunk Flexors (abdominals), and Lateral Trunk Muscles…”
*trunk lateral endurance test (a.k.a. “side bridge test”)

Side Bridge Muscle Testing
by Kim Nunley healthyliving.azcentral.com

The 7 Stage Abdominal Strength Test – YouTube

Dynamic

Dynamic Balance Test: Can You Do It? – YouTube

Stability & Mobility Training

Static Balance

Training for Balance, Training for Life Christopher Gagliardi by Christopher Gagliardi
on March 28, 2013 acefitness.org
“..Center of Gravity (COG)

Line of Gravity (LOG)

Gravity acts on the body in a straight line through the COG toward the center of the earth. The line of gravity must fall within the base of support to maintain balance without moving.

Base of Support (BOS)

This is the area beneath the body that is encompassed when one continuous line connects all points of the body that are in contact of the ground…

Center of Gravity & Static Balance Tutorials – YouTube

Exercises to Improve Dynamic & Static Balance : Fitness … – YouTube

=>Single Leg

Balance – Dynamic Single-Leg Stand – YouTube

Balance – Blind Static Single Leg Stand (Advanced) – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance Reach (Frontal) – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance Reach (Multiplane) – YouTube

Single Leg Balance with Hip Flexion – YouTube

Single-leg balance + contralateral arm reach – YouTube

Increase balance and stability…DB Single-Leg/Reverse Curl – YouTube

Single Leg Balance + Hip Abduction | Chris Johnson PT – YouTube

Stability – Single Leg Balance on a Bosu (Static) – YouTube

Static Balance activities- 4-ways single leg stance – YouTube

Exercises

Dynamic

Dynamic Balance Workout – YouTube

Both

Balance Training Exercises

Exercises to Improve Dynamic & Static Balance : Fitness … – YouTube

Others

Fitness Tests thepegeek.com
‘Fitness Tests is the quick, easy handbook guide for PE teachers, sports coaches, personal trainers or anyone looking to measure their fitness.

The app allows for swift reference of over 30 fitness tests from aerobic capacity, through to flexibility. Upon selecting your test you will be provided with the aim, equipment, procedure and the norm standards so that you can easily and accurately complete the tests you desire.

***Procedures and norms for the following tests are included within the app

20m Shuttle Run, 12 Minute Run, 1.6km Run, Harvard Step Test, Queens Step Test
300/400/800m Run Tests, RAST tests
Handgrip Dynamometer, 1RM Bench Press, 1RM Leg Press
Timed Push-ups, Pull Up Test, Squats Test
Sit and Reach Test, Trunk Rotation Test, Shoulder Elevation Test
Waist Circumference, Body Mass Index, Waist-Hip Ratio
Vertical Jump Test, Standing Broad Jump
35m Sprint, 50m Sprint
Illinois Agility Test, T-Test
Stork Balance Test, Standing Balance Test
Alternate Hand Wall Test, Soft Drink Can Test
Ruler Drop Test
..”

*see Fitness: Physiology of Exercise goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Fullerton Advanced Balance

FAB Scale

Test Administration Instructions for the Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale us.humankinetics.com

Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) Scale sites.duke.edu
“…

To assess balance

Equipment: Stopwatch, pencil, yardstick, 6-inch high bench, tape, foam pads for standing, metronome.

PRACTICAL NOTE: The Short Form of the Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale includes only the 4 sections with asterisks. These tests are straightforward to administer and less time-intensive than performance of the complete battery.

10 sections:
•Stand with feet together and eyes closed
•Reach forward to retrieve an object (pencil) held at shoulder height with outstretched arm
•Turn 360 degrees in right and left directions
•Step up onto and over a 6-inch bench*
*more flexibility (see Fitness: Various kinds of Stretches goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) exercises, lower body (*see hip, knee Medical: Knee Dislocation-Causes, treatment, healing, etc…? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/ , ankle, etc.. Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
)

•Tandem walk*
•Stand on one leg*
•Stand on foam with eyes closed*
•Two-footed jump for distance
*work on upper (see Fitness: Upper Body Workouts-Arms, Biceps, etc… goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/) and lower (w/resistance bands Fitness: Various Resistance Training Exercises goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/
•Walk with head turns
*work on vestibular, vision, and COG (see Health: Natural Healthy Ways to Improve Your Eye Sight? , goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com ),
•Reactive postural control
*work on posture (see Fitness: How to reverse common Abnormal Postures? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com) , COG, and lower body (hips and kneese- see down below) using resistance bands

[FAB Scale Administration Instructions]

[FAB Short Form Scoring Sheet]

[FAB Full Scale Scoring Sheet]

[FAB Scale Interpretation]…”

Standing-Feet Together Eyes Close (Balance

National Stroke Association
Published on Aug 21, 2015
This is a beginning balance exercise. Hold still for 30-60 seconds. Add difficulty by closing your eyes. Perform this exercise next to a counter or in a narrow hallway in case you must catch yourself from falling.
*need to work on Center of Gravity, somatosensory cues, and strengthening hips (see Fitness: Various Exercises for the Hip goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

Multidirectional Reach Test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_RU5m1BxdU
*fear of falling, lower body weakness (*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com
)

Fullerton Advanced Balance Scale

*includes: 360 degree turn, step over bench
-> dizziness (see Health: Natural Healthy Ways to Improve Your Eye Sight? , goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com ), poor lower body (*see Fitness: Lower Body Workout goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com )

Active Aging Tandem Walk Balance and Function … – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ferfe-OMo
*work on COG (Center of Gravity), vision, and hips (see above)

Balance – Static Single-Leg Stand

*work on COG (Center of Gravity), vision, and hips (see above)

Fall Prevention Exercises (Balance Series) – Head Turn Walking …

*work on vision, and lower body(see above)

Anticipatory and Reactive Balance Testing- Mary Emminger, Carly Sno, Kelsey Lewis

Fullerton Advanced Balance (FAB) SCALE – YouTube

Berg Balance Scale

Berg Balance Test – YouTube

Berg Balance Scale – YouTube

Berg Balance Scale (Test): How to Do- Physical Therapy … – YouTube

Tinetti Assessment Tool: Gait – YouTube

Tinetti Balance Test – YouTube

TINETTI Assessment – YouTube

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