Hardcore thought of the day

BRING WHAT YOU HAVE!!!! DON’T WORRY WHAT THEY HAVE!!!! POWER, COURAGE AND FAITH!!!! NO EXCUSES!!!

Hardcore Thought of The Day

NEVER FOLLOW THE TRAIL THAT EVERYONE ELSE USES…. CUT YOUR OWN PATH OUT TO SUCCESS! WHEN YOU LIFT,RUN,SWIM OR WORK, WORK HARDER THAN THE OTHERS….

WHEN PEOPLE CRITICIZE YOU OR TRY TO INSULT YOUR MANHOOD/WOMANHOOD KEEP A SPECIAL PLACE INSIDE YOU FOR ANOTHER TIME….  HARD WORK WILL TAKE YOU TO EVEN A BETTER PLACE….

BE CONSISTANT IN YOUR TRAINING AND REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE CROWD….  YOUR EFFORTS AND VISION WILL CREATE  YOUR END RESULT!!!! SUCCESS!!!! NO EXCUSES!!!!

Sand bag training

 I train at home in my basement. I squat in a power rack and I dead lift right off the floor. I have enough room for a stationary bike and the ceiling is just high enough for me to jump rope. I just spent the past 8 months down there training hard and getting it in…No Excuses!!!

But I decided to add sand bag training into my fitness routine so that I can bring it outside into the warm fresh air. I have other plans too. I found a place that has those big tractor tires that you can flip around. I have to go pick one up and I also want to either make or buy a Prowler or weight sled so that I can push up and down my street .

Anyway those are my plans. Meanwhile I needed to get in a workout after a few weeks off after my wife had a baby. I have been tired due to the typical lack of sleep situation that you run into when you have to take care of a newborn. When I am tired , like dog tired, I usually do not train. What’s the point? But laying around for 2 weeks was also just killing me. So on a nice day I said to hell with it , I’m training! So I grabbed the sand bag and got in a decent workout. A few days later I was able to get in another workout and that time I added some more moves and more intensity.

 My verdict. It’s awesome! If you are interested in doing something a little different  then either make your own sand bag or buy one. I was going to make one but then decided to just buy one figuring having one less project would actually do me good at this time of my life. I live near the beach so you know where I got the sand from but you can get the sand at a hardware store for cheap too.

 If you look on You Tube there are plenty of videos that show you how to use a sand bag for training. You will see that it’s all the same lifts, squats, lounges,dead lifts, overhead press etc. but its got a different feel to it. If you squat regulary you’ll be surprised at even though the sand bag weighs less than what you are squatting on a barbell , it can start to feel pretty heavy when you get down to business.

Basically , sand bagging puts the WORK back into the word WORKOUT cause thats what it feels like….WORK. You just pick the bag up and do what you gotta do. I didn’t monitor my reps or my sets. I just threw it around and did stuff till I was tired. And I got tired pretty quick too.

Try it , You’ll like it.

Russian Systema hand to hand fighting masters

Deutsch: Logo des Systema Ost e.V.

 

Who’s more hardcore? The guys punching the other guys in the solar plexus or is it the guys who know they are gonna get punched?

British Women Wins Worlds Toughest Firefighter Competition

Suzanne Enghed had to complete a series of firefighting-related tasks in Australia

SUPER-fit Suzanne Enghed is celebrating after being crowned the World’s Toughest Firefighter.
The 33-year-old triumphed at the World Firefighter Games in Sydney, Australia – winning four gold medals and one silver.

Read More here if you desire.

Why I eat many small meals

On The Go Fitness

There is a pretty standard aspect of a fitness competition diet that requires you to eat a small meal every 2-3 hours instead of going longer periods of time and eating larger meals. But do you know why?

A lot of people believe that eating small meals more frequently increases their metabolism and this is the main reason that eating many small meals is touted as effective for weight loss.

NOT TRUE

This myth has been disproved many times, but the reason it exists in the first place is because of research about the thermic effect of food… the WHAAAAA?! you say. The thermic effect of food is basically the fact that it takes a certain amount of energy in order to process the food we eat (which gives us energy). The fitness community took the information and assumed that if you are always eating a small amount of food…

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Who lurks behind the curtain. The real owners of your organic food. Must read.

The organic food industry provides an alternative for consumers who take their diets and nutrition very seriously. As seen by their popularity , organic foods are clearly in high demand. But is your favorite organic food company really owned by a giant corporate food processor who spends big money on keeping NON- GMO labeling off of their other products? The chart below shows how the big yellow circles ( the food processor companies) own all the smaller green circles (organic food companies). If anything this is good stuff to know. Obviously if you want organic and these are your ONLY choice then I would buy them. But if you can find a truly independent organic food company that is not owned by one of these big companies in the yellow circles then buy that brand instead.

What I am advocating is consumer activism. Let’s try not to support these big trans national corporations that care little about our health and more about making maximum profit.

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You are what you eat. List of must have organic foods and what does your label really mean?

Article from Dual Fit . Com

When it comes to feeding your body, bodybuilders in particular, you want to feed it with the best possible ingredients to achieve the best physique possible.

Bodybuilders typically eat a clean, healthy diet rich in lean proteins and vegetables. When shopping for groceries, it is important to make a list of a few foods that any bodybuilder, or person, should buy organic. Organic foods have become all the rage lately and for good reason. What makes a food organic? What foods should I buy organic? Read along to find out!

WHAT IS ORGANIC?

Basically, organic foods are those that do not contain any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or ionizing radiation. Non organic foods do contain all of this junk! The USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, has come up with the definition of organic as:

“Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.

Before a product can be labeled “organic,” a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meetUSDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified, too.”

How can you tell if a food is organic?

The US Department of Agriculture came up with three rules for finding out if a food is organic.
1. 100% organic – This means the food was made with 100% organic ingredients
2. Organic – This means the food was made with 95% of organic ingredients
3. Made with organic ingredients – This means at least 70% of the ingredients are organic. The other 30% has restrictions on what can be put in such as no GMOs.

When looking through your list of organic foods at the grocery store, make sure they have one of these labels! The number one label is best, 100% organic, but anything organic is better so make sure you pay attention to labels next time you’re grocery shopping.

LIST OF ORGANIC FOODS TO BUY

list of organic foods
When buying organic foods, the pricing can be a bit higher. This is one of the reasons people are so hesitant to buy organic foods. However, the foods you do buy organically will taste better, fresher, support local farms, and don’t contain all the cancer causing junknonorganic foods have.

Since bodybuilders are all about feeding their bodies high quality nutrition, they should follow this list of organic foods for their next grocery trip.

  •  Apples. Apples are the most contaminated fruit so it’s best to buy them organic. If you aren’t buying organic apples, or fruits with a peel, make sure to peel the peel before consuming the fruit. The most amount of pesticides are on the peel of the fruit. However,the peel contains a ton of great vitamins and minerals so buy organic! You won’t miss out on the peel and you won’t consume any chemicals.
  • Meat. Non Organic meats come from animals that were fed with antibiotics and growth hormones. Our human bodies do not need that. Consuming organic meats will ensure you do not get those additives.
  • Dairy products. Milk, cheese, yogurt…all should be bought organic. Dairy cows are given antibiotics and growth hormones which can get into the milk when pumped. Organic dairy cows do not get these antibiotics or growth hormones, making them safer for the human consuming those products.
  • Coffee. Coffee beans can be grown in areas where pesticides and fertilizers are used. Enjoy your cup of jo’ without pesticides and fertilizers and buy organic coffee. Also when buying coffee, look for the Fair Trade kind. This label means that the workers who work to get you that cup of coffee are treated kind and fairly.
  •  Potatoes. Every bodybuilder loves a good potato when they are on their high carb days, especially sweet potatoes which are staple in most body building diets. Potatoes gettwice the amount of pesticides as most fruits and vegetables. The ground underneath is sprayed with fertilizer and pesticides as well as the ground above where the potatoes sprout. Studies show that the pesticide level for sweet potatoes is a little lower than white potatoes but still, buying organic guarantees none of that junk!
  • Eggs. A huge staple in a bodybuilding diet. Eggs should definitely be on your list of organic foods to buy at the grocery store. Organic eggs from the chickens that were not fed antibiotics or growth hormones. They are also produced in a pesticide free area. Think that the color of your egg makes a difference? Think again! When it comes to buyingbrown or white eggs, there is no difference. The color of the egg shell simply comes from the breed of chicken. Brown eggs are from brown chickens while white eggs are from white chickens. As long as they are USDA labeled organic, it doesn’t matter what color they are.
  • Leafy greens. Buy them organic! Spinach has the most pesticides out of all the green leafy vegetables and it is known as the best for us. When buying non organic green leafy veggies, you may not be getting the best nutrition. Buying your greens organic can guarantee you’ll get the vitamins and minerals without the chemicals!